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  • 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.
  • Corps environmental assessment underway at Center Hill Dam

    LANCASTER, Tenn. - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District’s ongoing major rehabilitation project at Center Hill Dam recently passed an important milestone with the completion of an environmental assessment public and agency review period for the project’s next phase located below the saddle dam.
  • 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.
  • Nashville District announces employee of the month for July 2012

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Sept. 13, 2013) Porter Williams, a planner in the Project Planning Branch of Planning, Programs, and Project Management Delivery, is the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District Employee of the Month for July 2012.
  • 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

    Nashville District announces employees of the month for June 2012

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Aug. 29, 2012) – Park Rangers Brian Mangrum and Charlotte Stenger are the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District Employees of the Month for June 2012.
  • 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.
  • Quick thinking, experience, teamwork aid in rescue of two below Center Hill Dam

    LANCASTER, Tenn. -- Quick-thinking, experience and teamwork of individuals at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Center Hill Dam aided in the rescue of two people Aug. 16, 2012 after their boat capsized while fishing in turbulent tail waters during sluice gate releases.
  • Human resources team works to improve customer service

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Aug. 15, 2012) – When it comes to managing human resources in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Great Lakes and Ohio River Division, providing world-class customer service and building strong relationships with customers are the top priorities for successful human resources offices.
  • Goodwill delivers mailroom clerk heavenly recognition

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Aug. 1, 2012) – A mailroom clerk at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District Headquarters recently gained a little heavenly recognition at his place of worship for delivering his good will.
  • July

    Higher headquarters observes how Cumberland River Basin supported Greater Mississippi River System during 2011 flood fight

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (July 27, 2012) – When the lower Ohio and Mississippi Rivers experienced a flood of record in the spring of 2011, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District supported the flood fight by holding back water at its dams in the Cumberland River Basin reservoir system.
  • Center Hill Lake open house, power plant tours draw young, elderly visitors

    LANCASTER, Tenn. (July 21, 2012) – The first tours of the Center Hill Lake Power Plant since Sept. 11, 2001 drew the young and the elderly here today. Visitors ranged from an 83-year-old gentleman who worked on construction of the dam to a nine-year-old boy whose late great-grandfather’s property was reduced by approximately 100 acres, but who also worked on construction of the dam.
  • Ribbon cutting officially opens up Cordell Hull Lake Visitor’s Center for business

    CARTHAGE, Tenn. (July 20, 2012) – With the sharp scissor cut of a ribbon today, dignitaries officially opened up the Cordell Hull Lake Visitor’s Center and Resource Manager’s Office for business during a commencement ceremony.
  • Construction begins with ‘first bite’ on foundation barrier wall at Center Hill Dam

    LANCASTER, Tenn. (July 11, 2012) – The “first bite” of a $106 million drilling project to stabilize the earthen portion of the Center Hill Dam with a barrier wall was taken today by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District and its contractor, Bauer Foundation Corporation, as the auger of a giant drill rig turned up the first dirt to the cheers of spectators.
  • Swimmer rescue prompts water safety message for the holiday

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (July 2, 2012) – Three U. S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District Park Rangers are to thank for the rescue of a group of swimmers at J. Percy Priest Lake on Tuesday July 26, 2012.
  • June

    Nashville District announces employee of the month for May 2012

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (June 28, 2012) – Holly Boland, a budget analyst in the Resource Management office, is the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District Employee of the Month for May 2012.
  • Nashville District announces employee of the month for April 2012

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (June 22, 2012) – Park Ranger Matthew Leftwich at J. Percy Priest Lake is the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District Employee of the Month for April 2012 and recipient of the LRD Star of Life Award for rescuing a struggling swimmer.
  • Nashville District breaks ground on Cheatham buildings destroyed in May 2010 flood

    ASHLAND CITY, Tenn. (June 18, 2012) – Flood waters in May 2010 submerged the lock operations center and resource manager’s office at Cheatham Dam, forcing personnel to flee. When the water receded, buildings were uninhabitable, and the staff moved into trailers. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District continued the recovery today, breaking ground on the construction of new facilities.
  • Visitors say ‘thanks’ for free admission on Army’s 237th birthday

    Nashville, Tenn. (June 14, 2012) — Visitors to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District day use areas expressed their appreciation for free admission today, the Army’s 237th birthday.
  • Cheatham fish bustin’ rodeo a success

    ASHLAND CITY, Tenn. (June 9, 2012) — Excitement filled the air as more than 100 youngsters, ages 15 and below, waited eagerly with fishing rods in hand for the announcement to begin fishing at the annual Cheatham Lake Fish Bustin’ Rodeo today.