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  • March

    Lakes gain merit for significant water safety programs

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (March 21, 2012) – Despite tightened project budgets and limited resources, two Nashville District lakes were nationally and internationally recognized recently for their staffs’ creative and resourceful efforts to increase public safety during the 2011 recreation season.
  • September

    Volunteers spruce up Nashville District properties for National Public Lands Day

    NASHVILLE, TENN. (Sept. 26, 2011) — Hundreds of volunteers gathered at U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District properties Sept. 24 to spruce up, repair, construct and refurbish public parks, forests, rivers, lakes, wetlands and cultural and historic sites.
  • August

    Mississippi River Commission tours Kentucky Lock, Barkley hydropower plant during inspection trip

    KUTTAWA, Ky. (Aug. 11, 2011) – U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District Commander, Lt. Col. James DeLapp welcomed The Mississippi River Commission and guests for a tour of the Lake Barkley Dam Power plant, and the Kentucky Lock Addition Project during a portion of their Annual Low-Water Inspection Trip Aug. 11.
  • June

    Barkley Dam improvement linked to new spill gate chains

    KUTTAWA, Ky. (June 16, 2011) – The horizon atop Barkley Dam features recreational activity and the intriguing contours of the lake. Conversely, the view straight down over the rails is steeped with motion as a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District work crew is installing and inspecting the dam’s new spill gate chains.
  • Temple tours Lake Barkley and flooded areas in Kentucky

    KUTTAWA, Ky. (June 2, 2011) – U.S. Army Corps of Engineers District Commander, Lt. Col. Anthony Mitchell welcomed the (acting) U.S. Army Chief of Engineers and Commanding General, Maj. Gen Merdith W. B. (Bo) Temple to Kentucky for a tour of the Lock, the Lake Barkley Dam and Power plant, the town of Smithland and various flood protection barriers, structures and pumping stations along the levees in Paducah, Ky. Temple also took the opportunity to observe firsthand the progress that the Nashville District is making on several major projects at the Kentucky Lock.
  • May

    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.
  • April

    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.