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  • June

    Fishing rodeo lures kids to Old Hickory Lake

    HENDERSONVILLE, TENN. (June 11, 2011) — A fishing rodeo here today at Old Hickory Lake lured hundreds of anxious and excited kids away from their video games and televisions.
  • Mitchell Creek Marina achieves 'Clean Marina' status

    Allons, Tenn. (June 3, 2011) – Mitchell Creek Marina here on Dale Hollow Lake raised the “Clean Marina” flag today during a dedication ceremony recognizing the marina’s voluntary efforts to reduce water pollution and erosion in the Cumberland River watershed, and for promoting environmentally responsible marina and boating practices.
  • 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

    Historic Corps gristmill operates during cornbread festival

    MONTICELLO, Ky. (May 28, 2011) – Kentuckians arrived in droves here today at Mill Springs Mill to see the many craft booths, enjoy music performances, and to eat “hoe” cakes during the 18th Annual Cornbread Festival. They also came for bags of cornmeal on sale at the gift shop, and watched as the largest overshot waterwheel in the world turned and ground corn for the masses.
  • Laurel Lake Park Ranger gives direction to kids on Career Day

    CORBIN, Ky. (May 26, 2011) – A Laurel Lake park ranger gave direction today to hundreds of fourth and fifth graders on Career Day at Hunter Hills Elementary School.
  • 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.
  • 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.