US Army Corps of Engineers
Nashville District

District Digest News Stories
  • May

    Martins Fork Lake overflows with unique park ranger training advantages

    SMITH, Ky. (May 25, 2011) – New park rangers rotate through Martins Fork Lake here on one-year assignments because the 340-acre plot of water apparently overflows with an abundance of unique training advantages.
  • Corps teams up with Nature Conservancy on mussel protection, restoration

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (May 23, 2011) -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville and Memphis Districts teamed up today with The Nature Conservancy to sign a historic Memorandum of Understanding that focuses and coordinates freshwater mussel protection and restoration across Tennessee.
  • Tennessee governor signs Safe Boating Week proclamation

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (May 18, 2011) -- Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam held a brief ceremony at the Capitol today to highlight his Proclamation for Safe Boating Week, which is May 21-27, 2011.
  • Daisies plant wildflowers for Lake Cumberland National Volunteer Week

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (May 13, 2011) – National Volunteer week took place April 10-16, and Girl Scout Troop 1047 led by Tracey Strong of Monticello, Kentucky volunteered their service on Lake Cumberland’s Black Walnut Trail April 16.
  • Center Hill Lake highlighting National Safe Boating Week

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (May 12, 2011) – Memorial Day and boating season is fast approaching. With the warm weather, boaters are anxious about firing up the grill, setting up a tent with the family and getting out on the lake. Before launching a boat for the first time this season, take the time to check for all the required safety equipment, especially life jackets, and make sure all equipment is still in good condition.
  • Grisoli tours flooded area in Lake Barkley, Smithland, Paducah Kentucky

    KUTTAWA, Ky. (May 8, 2011) – U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Deputy Commanding General for Civil and Emergency Operations Maj. Gen. William T. Grisoli and Director of Contingency Operations and Homeland Security, Karen Durham-Aguilera, toured the Lake Barkley Dam and Power plant, the Kentucky Lock, the town of Smithland and Paducah, Ky., flood protection barriers, structures and pumping stations along the levees.
  • Dale Hollow Lake balances holding, spilling water

    CELINA, Tenn. (May 7, 2011) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District began spilling water today at Dale Hollow Dam on Obey River in Celina, Tenn., to preserve its capacity to store water.
  • April

    Volunteers haul out 8,400 pounds of trash at Laurel Lake

    LONDON, Ky. (April 16, 2011) – A total of 270 volunteers worked from boat and shoreline today and hauled out 8,400 pounds of trash during the 14th annual Laurel Lake Clean-up. Some of the most unusual items retrieved included a water heater, a stove, and a 1979 Michigan license plate.
  • Class equips Corps employees with tools to safeguard nation’s historical treasures

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (April 5, 2012) -- Some of the nation’s most valuable historical treasures are located on U.S. Army Corps of Engineers lands right here in the Nashville District. Preserving and protecting these significant resources is so essential that Corps employees recently received specialized training that equipped them with the tools necessary to safeguard archaeological sites.
  • Daughter of Lake Barkley Corps employee wins top honors in National Essay Contest

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (April 4, 2011) -- Ashlee Smith, 17, a junior at Lyon County High School, Ky., and daughter of Troy Smith an Electrician with the U.S. Army of Engineers from the Lake Barkley Power Plant, won $5,000 and captured top honors representing the Mid-South region at the Bill of Rights Institute's Being an American Essay Contest Awards Gala Celebration on March 22, 2011 in Washington, D.C.
  • Dale Hollow Lake volunteers spruce up recreational areas

    DALE HOLLOW LAKE, Tenn. (April 2, 2011) – With leaves budding and flowers blooming, local volunteers gathered here today for a spring cleaning event organized by The Friends of Dale Hollow Lake, Inc., a non-profit organization dedicated to protecting and conserving the lake’s environment and resources.
  • Willow Grove Marina recertifies its ‘Clean Marina’ status

    DALE HOLLOW LAKE, Tenn. (April 1, 2011) – On a cool, overcast day in March 2005, Darren Shell raised the first Clean Marina flag in the Cumberland River Basin. As the owner and operator of Willow Grove Marina here, he has since been an advocate for clean water at his marina’s harbor.
  • March

    Moccasin Bend Riverbank Stabilization Project underway

    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (March 17, 2011 ) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District is working with the National Park Service to stabilize the riverbank here along the Tennessee River in an effort to protect and preserve valuable cultural and Civil War historical sites at Moccasin Bend National Archeological District.
  • Jesse James stole Corps payroll 130 years ago today

    If direct deposit had existed 130 years ago today, history could have been changed. That’s when famed outlaw Jesse James robbed the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers payroll being delivered by horseback just two-miles shy of reaching employees at Blue Water Camp in Alabama.
  • February

    ‘Fishin Affliction’ hooks up with Corps on water safety

    NASHVILLE, Ten. (Feb. 17, 2011) – Fishin Affliction, a popular regional fishing show, is hooking up with the Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District to lure audiences into thinking about water safety during the upcoming recreational season.
  • Corps pledges its support for Davidson County Unified Flood Preparedness Program

    NASHVILLE, TN. (Feb. 15, 2011) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District pledged its support today to join an effort to develop a “Unified Flood Preparedness Program” during a joint press conference at the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County.