District Digest News Stories

  • September

    Corps park ranger rescues drowning teenager in Martins Fork Lake

    SMITH, Ky. (Sept. 5, 2013) – A U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District park ranger rescued a drowning teenager in Martins Fork Lake over the Labor Day weekend.
  • Baulsir named Nashville District Employee of the Month for June 2013

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Sept. 9, 2013) – Robert Baulsir, a senior mechanical engineer in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Nashville District Electrical Mechanical Section since 2002, is the District Employee of the Month for June 2013.
  • Laurel Park Rangers attend Back to School Bash

    LONDON, Ky. (Sept. 3, 2013) -- U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District park rangers from Laurel River Lake attended a back to school bash July 30, 2013with students from the county school system at the Laurel County Optimist complex.
  • Corps creates new fish habitats at Old Hickory Lake

    HENDERSONVILLE, Tenn. (Sept. 3, 2013) The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Old Hickory Lake and members of the Student Conservation Association made a splash Aug. 27 when they installed the remaining fish attractors made possible by Old Hickory Lake’s Christmas Tree Recycling Program.
  • August

    Nashville District works with partners on engineering solutions at Chickamauga Lock

    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (Aug. 29, 2013) -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District is collaborating with industry, West Virginia University, Engineering Research and Development Center and Tennessee Valley Authority to find a better solution to unacceptable deterioration around Chickamauga Lock’s discharge ports that cannot be dewatered.
  • Kentucky Lock lower miter gates are beehive of activity

    GRAND RIVERS, Ky. (Aug. 19, 2013) – The 91-foot tall lower miter gates at Kentucky Lock was a beehive of activity today as workmen assembled wraparound scaffolding in preparation for making needed repairs on the gates.
  • Corps Distinguished Civilian Employees named at ceremony

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Aug. 15, 2013) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District celebrated 125 years of service to the Cumberland and Tennessee Rivers Basins and to the nation at an open house and award ceremony that culminated with the announcement of two Distinguished Civilian Employees at the Estes Kefauver Federal Building.
  • Nashville District celebrates its 125th Anniversary

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Aug. 15, 2013) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District is celebrating 125 years of service to the Cumberland and Tennessee Rivers Basins and to the Nation that began when the district was created Aug. 18, 1888 under the command of Lt. Col. John W. Barlow.
  • MG Michael Walsh visits Nashville District

    Maj. Gen. Michael Walsh, deputy commanding general for Civil and Emergency Operations, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers was “quite impressed” with his visit to Nashville District July 31, and Aug. 1.
  • July

    Corps Engineers from Philadelphia District rappel, inspect Wolf Creek Dam

    JAMESTOWN, Ky. (July 25, 2013) -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Special Rope Access Climb Team is one of three specialized inspection teams USACE uses for inspection purposes that travels to a variety of locations offering districts specific support tailored to the project needs. The team recently rapelled and lowered themselves 200 feet onton large spillway hydraulic radial gates at the Corps' Wolf Creek Dam, in Jamestown, Ky., July 24 to inspect 10 tainter gates for signs of corrosion or structural damage.
  • ‘PRIDE of the Cumberland’ keeps Lake Cumberland free of debris

    SOMERSET, Ky. (July 24, 2013) – The “PRIDE of the Cumberland,” a vessel operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Nashville District is hard at work keeping Lake Cumberland 101 miles of shorelines and waterways clean and free of logs, trash and debris.
  • Rader named District Employee of the Month for May 2013

    Sharon Rader, legal assistant in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District’s Office of Counsel, is the District Employee of the Month for May 2013.
  • Electromagnetic particle ring passes through Kentucky Lock on circuitous journey

    GRAND RIVERS, Ky. (July 16, 2013) – A 50-foot electromagnetic particle ring passed a milestone July 16, 2013 on its circuitous journey from Long Island, N.Y., to Chicago as it exited the Kentucky Lock operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District.
  • Corps helps prepare future engineering students at Tennessee State University

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (July 11, 2013) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District collaborated with the Tennessee State University Engineering Department to mentor science, technology, engineering and math students during a four-week National Summer Transportation Institute program June 9 through July 7, 2013.
  • Hudson becomes 63rd commander of Nashville District

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (July 9, 2013) – Lt. Col. John L. Hudson took command of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District during a change of command ceremony today at the Tennessee National Guard Armory. He becomes the 63rd commander in the district’s 125th anniversary year.
  • June

    Nashville teachers graduate STEM curriculum with Corps externships

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (June 28, 2013) – Local high school teachers are using externships with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District to create class curriculum that will challenge students and encourage them to investigate, explore, experiment, problem solve, create and invent.
  • Enjoy your holiday, play it safe, and return home alive

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District has recorded six water-related fatalities on its lakes since May 11, 2013. Five drowned, with alcohol use suspected in one death; one died when a vessel ran aground; none were wearing life jackets.
  • James named District Employee of the Month for April 2013

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (June 27, 2013) – Jamie James, a project manager in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Nashville District Project Management Division, is the District Employee of the Month for April 2013.
  • Mekong River Commission members visit Nashville District

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (June 19, 2013) – Eleven members of the Mekong River Commission were briefed on how management of operations on the Cumberland and Tennessee Rivers affect Mississippi River operations during their June 18-19, 2013 visit to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District.
  • USACE employee takes command of Tennessee Army National Guard Battalion

    LAVINIA, Tenn. – Lt. Col. J. Kaye Steed, a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District Civil Engineering technician in the Navigation Branch relieved Lt. Col. Barry L. Collins in a change of command ceremony as the commander of the Tennessee U.S. Army National Guard 168th Military Police Battalion on June 14, 2013 at the a Tennessee National Guard’s Volunteer Training Site-Milan, in Lavinia,Tenn.