US Army Corps of Engineers
Nashville District

District Digest News Stories
  • May

    Marine Transportation and Research Board of the National Academies tours Kentucky Lock

    GRAND RIVERS, Ky., Tenn. (May 16, 2019) – Lt. Col. Cullen Jones, U. S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District commander welcomed The Marine Board members from the Transportation Research Board of The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering for a tour of the Kentucky Lock Addition Project at Kentucky Lake on the Tennessee River in Grand Rivers, Ky., to get a close overview of the construction.
  • Commentary: Shadow opportunity sheds light on civil works mission

    Throughout its 130 years of history, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District has evolved and advanced to keep pace with rapid development in the Cumberland River Basin and across the district’s area of responsibility.
  • Navarro named Nashville District Employee of the Month for March 2019

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (May 1, 2019) – Luke Navarro, a Natural Resource Specialist (Park Ranger) Pathways student, at the Cordell Hull Lake Resource Manager's Office is the Nashville District Employee March 2019.
  • April

    Chickamauga Lock Replacement Project builds on Joint Risk Register

    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (April 26, 2019) – As Corps of Engineers officials and their contract partner prepare to place concrete for a new navigation lock at Chickamauga Dam on the Tennessee River, they are actively working together to reduce safety risk as well as construction risks that could affect contract costs and schedule, and identify opportunities for improvement as part of a headquarters pilot program called the “Joint Risk Register.”
  • District hosts ‘Bring Your Family to Work Day’

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (April 19, 2019) – Bringing kids to work is not just for kids anymore. Employees with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District just included spouses and parents in what is now being dubbed “Bring Your Family to Work Day.”
  • Concrete placement rolling along at Center Hill’s auxiliary saddle dam

    LANCASTER, Tenn. (April 18, 2019) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers recently began placing “roller-compacted concrete” to build a reinforcing berm downstream of Center Hill’s auxiliary dam. This construction is the final major risk-reduction contract in the ongoing Center Hill Dam Safety Rehabilitation Project.
  • General recognizes security officer wounded in Iraq IED attack

    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (April 8, 2019) – Ejected from his turret position in an F350 truck, laying on the ground critically injured in Iraq nearly 12 years ago, Billy Johnson remembers saying an “Our Father,” not fearing death. Today he stood full of life in front of family, friends and his priest, thankful for their love and support as he received the Secretary of Defense Medal for the Defense of Freedom during a ceremony hosted by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at the Tennessee Valley Authority Central Labs near Chickamauga Lock.
  • First responders work through security scenario at J. Percy Priest Dam

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (April 5, 2019) – First responders worked through a security scenario at J. Percy Priest Dam today to open communication channels and facilitate awareness of possible threats to infrastructure operated and maintained by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District.
  • March

    Korthals named Nashville District Employee of the Month for February 2019

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (March 26, 2019) – Kate Korthals, engineering and computer aided drafting technician in the Soils and Dam Safety Branch in the Engineering and Construction Division, is the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District Employee of the Month for February 2019.
  • Music City mayor notes fascination of Old Hickory Dam in operation

    OLD HICKORY, Tenn. (Mar. 15, 2019) – The mayor of Music City visited Old Hickory Dam today to see the power plant, navigation lock, and water releases, and noted how fascinating it is to see it in operation.
  • Keenum named Nashville District Employee of the Month for January 2019

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. March 11, 2019.) – Daniel Keenum, a Lock and Dam operator at the Wilson Lock, is the Nashville District Employee of the Month for January 2019.
  • Events facilitate small business opportunities

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (March 6, 2019) – Business leaders converged on Music City today for the 9th Annual Small Business Industry Day at Tennessee State University and the Business Opportunities Open House, commonly referred to as the “BOOH” event.
  • Regional Leadership Development Program class visits Center Hill Dam

    LANCASTER, Tenn., (March. 5, 2019)— U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District Commander, Lt. Col Cullen Jones, welcomed 12 students from the 2019 Regional Leadership Development Program Tier III class from the Great Lakes and Ohio River Division during a recent visit to the district.
  • February

    Corps pilots environmental stewardship class at J. Percy Priest Lake

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Feb. 8, 2019) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers recently piloted a new class focusing on environmental stewardship at J. Percy Priest Lake that equipped 28 students with the basics for land and water management.
  • Wolf Creek Power Plant staff accomplishes rare uplifting repair action

    JAMESTOWN, Ky. (Feb. 5, 2019) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District Wolf Creek Dam Power Plant staff recently accomplished an extremely rare uplifting repair action to fix one of the plant’s power units.
  • January

    Mackie named Nashville District Employee of the Month for December 2018

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Jan. 30, 2019) – William Mackie, Engineering and Construction Division geologist, is the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District Employee of the Month for December 2018.
  • Regulatory Branch sets pace with first quarterly Nashville Fitness award

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Jan. 21, 2019) – Regular physical activity is one of the most important things you can do for your health. U.S. Army Corps of Engineer Nashville District employees by earned top honors in the first District Nashville Fitness Program Award and set a good pace for workplace wellness and healthy living
  • Center Hill Lake Rangers urge visitors to ‘Keep your wheels on the street, use your feet’

    LANCASTER, Tenn. (Jan. 16, 2019) – Center Hill Lake Park Rangers urge the public to “Keep your wheels on the street, use your feet” when visiting the lake’s recreation areas, boat ramps, campgrounds and hiking trails access points.
  • Gore named Nashville District Employee of the Month for November 2018

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Jan. 11, 2019) – William Gore, a Natural Resource Specialist (Park Ranger) Trainee, at the Old Hickory Lake Resource Manager's Office is the Nashville District Employee of the Month for November 2018.
  • Park rangers promote water safety at Nashville Boat Show

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Jan. 11, 2019) – Boaters and their families are invited to navigate to booth 404 at the Nashville Boat Show in Music City Center to meet with park rangers who are familiar with Corps of Engineers lakes, dams, locks, recreation areas and campgrounds in the Cumberland River Basin.