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  • June

    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.
  • October

    Congressman Diane Black visits Kentucky Lock, Kentucky Lock Addition Project

    GRAND RIVERS, Ky. (Oct. 29, 2012) – Congressman Diane Black of Tennessee’s 6th Congressional District received informational briefings on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District’s lock operations and the Kentucky Lock Addition Project during a Oct. 29, 2012 visit with Ingram Barge representatives.
  • September

    Nashville District employees reminisce about Tener’s tenure

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Sept. 28, 2012) – The district engineer who led the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District in the late 1970s returned to the headquarters today to meet with leaders, learn about current missions and projects, and reminisce with several employees who were here during his tenure.
  • Cheatham Lock closing for repairs Oct. 16 through Nov. 15

    ASHLAND CITY, Tenn. — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District’s Cheatham Lock will be closed to all river traffic from 6 a.m., Oct. 16, through 6 p.m., Nov. 15, 2012, to permit major maintenance repairs to hydraulic and mechanical equipment damaged during the 2010 flood along with other routine maintenance.
  • August

    Lower Mississippi River would be four feet less mighty without Twin Rivers

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Aug. 23, 2012) – The lower Mississippi River would be four feet less mighty today if not for the water storage reservoirs along the Tennessee and Cumberland rivers and their tributaries that provide a stream of water management benefits.
  • Nashville mayor goes up river to see dam safety project

    JAMESTOWN, Ky. (Aug. 7, 2012) – Nashville Mayor Karl Dean visited Wolf Creek Dam today to see the ongoing foundation remediation construction, which is a dam safety project of vital importance to the citizens he represents 270 miles downstream.
  • March

    Congressmen favor opening funding flow for Chickamauga Lock

    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (March 23, 2012) – An unfunded and stalled project to replace the crumbling Chickamauga Lock received noteworthy Congressional attention today and it included an expressed interest in opening up a funding flow.
  • January

    Nashville District holds its last lock operator training graduation

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Jan. 31, 2012) – The commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District recognized the end of an era as he presented nine students from its lock operator class with graduation certificates here today at J. Percy Priest Lake.
  • October

    Tennessee River locking operations keep America's economy in ship shape

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Oct. 25, 2011) – There are nine locks on the Tennessee River that the Nashville District operates, but there are four that are crucial to day-to-day commerce of the United States in Northern Alabama and Southwest Tennessee. Operators at the Pickwick, Wilson, Wheeler and Guntersville Locks move tons of cargo through their locks on a daily basis.
  • August

    Barkley Lock goes dry for scheduled inspection, major maintenance

    KUTTAWA, Ky. (Aug. 12, 2011) – Work crews here continue to pump out water today from Barkley Lock as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District performs scheduled inspection and major maintenance repairs.