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  • December

    General gets rundown on challenges impacting Kentucky Lock Addition Project

    GRAND RIVERS, Ky. (Dec. 18, 2020) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ commanding general for Civil and Emergency Operations visited the Kentucky Lock Addition Project Wednesday for a status update and rundown of challenges the project delivery team has faced, especially with high water impacts.
  • February

    Final concrete shell placement sets project back on critical path

    GRAND RIVERS, Ky. (Feb. 2, 2020) – The final concrete shell placement at Kentucky Lock for the downstream cofferdam, which also forms the new lock wall, took place today, a milestone that put the construction project back on track.
  • 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.
  • June

    Corps mentors Tennessee State University STEM students at Summer Engineering Program

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (June 28, 2018) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District has partnered with the Tennessee State University College of Engineering, Technology and Computer Science Department to mentor science, technology, engineering and math students during a four-week National Summer Transportation Institute program June 18 through June 28 on the campus of TSU.
  • November

    Nashville District employees tune into general on first visit to Music City

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Nov. 2, 2016) – Nashville District employees tuned into the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Great Lakes and Ohio River Division commander today during the general’s first visit to Music City.
  • October

    Lt. Gov. visits Kentucky Lock Addition Project

    GRAND RIVERS, Ky., Tenn. (Oct. 14, 2016) –The Kentucky lieutenant governor and 12 board members from the Tennessee Tombigbee Waterway Development Authority visited the Kentucky Lock Addition Project at Kentucky Lake and toured the Barkley Dam, Power Plant on the Tennessee and Cumberland Rivers in Grand Rivers, Ky. Oct. 13., to get a close overview of the construction.
  • July

    Nashville District team saves millions, receives value engineering award

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (July 11, 2016) – A team from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District received the 2015 Department of Defense Value Engineering Award during a ceremony at the Pentagon June 28, 2016.
  • June

    Semonite visits high visibility construction projects, says it’s time to ‘finish strong’

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (June 7, 2016) – In only his third week on the job the nation’s chief of engineers visited three high visibility construction projects today to meet employees and garner the very latest updates from project managers and team members.
  • January

    Coleman named Nashville District December 2015 Employee of the Month

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Jan. 29, 2015) – Paula Coleman, value engineering officer in the Engineering and Construction Branch, is the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District employee of the month for December 2015.
  • June

    Corps prepares future engineering students at Summer Engineering Program

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (June 26, 2015) –The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District collaborated with the Tennessee State University College of Engineering, Technology and Computer Science Department to mentor science, technology, engineering and math students involved in a four-week National Summer Transportation Institute program on the campus of TSU June 22 through July 3.
  • November

    Kaiser gets general overview of Nashville District construction projects

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Nov. 19, 2014) – The Great Lakes and Ohio River Division commander visited two Nashville District projects for the first time today to interact with project managers and engineers, and to recognize Corps of Engineers employees for their professionalism and excellence.
  • August

    Groundbreaking kicks off Hatchery Creek project

    JAMESTOWN, Ky. (Aug. 8, 2014) – U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District, Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, state legislators and Russell County officials held a ceremony today marking the groundbreaking for a $1.8 million Wolf Creek Hatchery Wetland and Stream Mitigation Program project below the Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery.
  • 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

    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.