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  • January

    Center Hill Lake Rangers urge visitors to ‘Keep your wheels on the street, use your feet’

    LANCASTER, Tenn. (Jan. 16, 2019) – Center Hill Lake Park Rangers urge the public to “Keep your wheels on the street, use your feet” when visiting the lake’s recreation areas, boat ramps, campgrounds and hiking trails access points.
  • Gore named Nashville District Employee of the Month for November 2018

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Jan. 11, 2019) – William Gore, a Natural Resource Specialist (Park Ranger) Trainee, at the Old Hickory Lake Resource Manager's Office is the Nashville District Employee of the Month for November 2018.
  • October

    Martins Fork Lake park ranger urges public to hike safely on Cumberland Shadow Trail

    SMITH, Ky. (Oct. 31, 2018) – It’s that time of year when red and yellow fall foliage attracts hikers seeking spectacular views on the Cumberland Shadow Trail that winds along the shoreline, hilltops and ridges overlooking Martins Fork Lake.
  • April

    Nashville District contributes to Earth Day celebration at Centennial Park

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (April 21, 2018) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District celebrated Earth Day with thousands of energetic people today during the 16th annual Nashville Earth Day Festival at Centennial Park.
  • March

    Volunteers paint Seven Points Campground for Earth Day

    HERMITAGE, Tenn. (March 22, 2018) – Equipped with spray paint, brushes and rollers, 60 volunteers applied a fresh coat of color today to recondition Seven Points Campground on the shoreline of J. Percy Priest Lake.
  • November

    Henninger named Nashville District Employee of the Month for September 2016

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Nov. 10, 2016) – Park Ranger Dina Henninger, an environmental protection specialist in the Operations Division at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District’s Cheatham Lake in Ashland City, Tenn., is the employee of the month for September 2016.
  • July

    Martins Fork park ranger finds merit in leading Boy Scouts

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (July 29, 2016) – A park ranger at Martins Fork Lake recently spent a week camping, leading, mentoring and educating Boy Scouts in the great outdoors at Kia Kima Scout Reservation, which is nestled in the foothills of the Ozark Mountains at Hardy, Ark.
  • June

    Children ‘Get Outdoors’ with local agencies

    SOMERSET, Ky. (June 17, 2016) – U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District park rangers from Lake Cumberland held their annual Get Outdoors Day June 16, 2016, an opportunity for local kids to visit the lake and learn about nature and protecting the environment.
  • May

    Hancock named Nashville District’s March employee of the month

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (May 17, 2016) – Jeff Hancock, park ranger and natural resource protection specialist with the Operations Division at Lake Barkley, is the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District employee of the month for March 2016.
  • February

    Dale Hollow Lake photo of ‘town that drowned’ goes viral on Facebook

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Feb. 25, 2016) – A photo with an aerial view of an old school house foundation visible on the bottom of Dale Hollow Lake is going viral on the lake’s Facebook page. It shows the only remaining remnant of the town of Willow Grove, known as the “town that drowned,” which can be seen through the pristine water when the lake elevation is low.
  • September

    Nashville District names Klimaszewski employee of the month for July 2015

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Sept 21, 2015) – Mark Klimaszewski, a Natural Resource program manager and acting resource manager, Operations Division at the Lake Cumberland Resource Office, is the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District employee of the month for July 2015.
  • August

    Summer ranger proves to be great asset at Center Hill Lake

    LANCASTER, Tenn. (Aug. 6, 2015) – Each summer Corps of Engineers park rangers go into overdrive with boat patrols, programs and events, supervision of recreation areas, shoreline management, and overall assistance to lake visitors. The many responsibilities can be overwhelming, but this year the load is lightened at Center Hill Lake thanks to the outstanding work of a summer ranger.
  • May

    Outdoor education STEMs into great learning opportunity

    ASHLAND CITY, Tenn. (May 2, 2013) – Students from West Cheatham Elementary School participated in Environmental Awareness Day at Cheatham Lake today and the outdoor setting provided a unique learning opportunity away from their classrooms.
  • August

    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.
  • Corps makes big splash on water safety

    SOMERSET, Ky. (Aug. 14, 2012) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District made a big splash when its park rangers at Lake Cumberland partnered with the Somersplash Water Park to promote water safety Aug. 4, 2012.
  • June

    Lake Barkley open house, tours of power plant, lock are well received

    GRAND RIVERS, Ky. (June 23, 2012)—The first Lake Barkley Resource Management Office Open House and public tours of the Barkley Power Plant and Navigation Lock in nearly 11 years were held today to better inform the public about the benefits these facilities provide to the nation. Public access to these U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District areas had been restricted since the 9-11 terrorist attacks.
  • 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.
  • July

    Buoys set to ‘idle’ at Laurel River Lake

    LONDON, Ky. (July 5, 2011) – Three buoys near the beach area on Laurel River Lake have been changed from "No Ski" to "Idle Speed Only."
  • 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.