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  • October

    Harlan Flood Control Project dedicated 20 years ago

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Oct. 25, 2019) – Officials dedicated the Harlan Flood Control Project 20 years ago today, culminating over a decade undertaking to provide the maximum level of flood protection to the towns of Harlan, Baxter, Loyall and Rio Vista in Harlan County, Kentucky.
  • Officials cut ribbon on Shepherd Street Bridge

    CUMBERLAND, Ky. (Oct. 21, 2019) – Officials held a ribbon-cutting ceremony at Shepherd Street Bridge over Looney Creek today, a milestone for a broader U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District project to reduce the risk of flooding in the city.
  • Kentucky Lock operator cited for preventing $5 million of potential damages

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Oct. 6, 2019) – A lock operator at Kentucky Lock received the U.S. Army Meritorious Civilian Service Medal this week from the commanding general of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Great Lakes and Ohio River Division.
  • Division commander receives Nashville District overview

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Oct. 4, 2019) – The commanding general of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Great Lakes and Ohio River Division visited the Nashville District this week for a district overview and project updates. It is the general’s first trip to the district since taking command of the division July 12, 2019.
  • September

    Corps employees partner with EK PRIDE and community to remove trash from Lake Cumberland

    BURNSIDE, Ky. (Sept. 21, 2019) – Extreme temperatures and a beautiful day on the water greeted volunteers who showed up Saturday in Somerset and Monticello to help clean up trash and debris from Lake Cumberland and its shoreline.
  • July

    Bio-acoustic fish fence expected to be operational this fall

    GRAND RIVERS, Ky. (July 30, 2019) – An experimental project designed to deter Asian carp from entering Lake Barkley is underway. Officials addressed stakeholders and media today on the deployment of the bio-acoustic fish fence on the downstream side of the navigation lock and evaluation of the system’s ability to deter the movement of these fish.
  • May

    Commentary: Shadow opportunity sheds light on civil works mission

    Throughout its 130 years of history, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District has evolved and advanced to keep pace with rapid development in the Cumberland River Basin and across the district’s area of responsibility.
  • February

    Wolf Creek Power Plant staff accomplishes rare uplifting repair action

    JAMESTOWN, Ky. (Feb. 5, 2019) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District Wolf Creek Dam Power Plant staff recently accomplished an extremely rare uplifting repair action to fix one of the plant’s power units.
  • November

    Power team recognized as Army safety guardians

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Nov. 15, 2018) – The U.S. Army recognized team members from the Wolf Creek Dam Power Plant as Army safety guardians today at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District Headquarters.
  • 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.
  • Section 531 project announcement props up 500,000 gallon elevated water tank

    LAUREL COUNTY, Ky. (Oct. 25, 2018) – At a groundbreaking for Greer Industrial Park in the Fariston community today, Rep. Hal Rogers announced the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is providing $1.3 million toward a 500,000 gallon elevated water tank.
  • Corps signs partnership agreement to extend Harlan’s sewer services

    HARLAN, Ky. (Oct. 18, 2018) – Officials signed a partnership agreement today at Tucker Guthrie Memorial Airport to extend sewer services to 50 residences and 20 commercial structures.
  • August

    Heavy concrete shell placement at Kentucky Lock not taken lightly

    GRAND RIVERS, Ky. (Aug. 9, 2018) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District successfully placed the first 1.3 million pound concrete shell on the riverbed Aug. 6 that will be part of the downstream cofferdam and the permanent lock wall for the Kentucky Lock Addition Project.
  • July

    Nashville District digs historic role building new passageway

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (July 27, 2015) – If you dig history, you’ll love how engineers excavated nearly 100-million dump truck loads of soil to connect the Tennessee and Tombigbee Rivers, opening a new passageway to the Gulf of Mexico in 1985.
  • May

    Corps employees use ingenuity to collect debris, trash on Lake Cumberland

    SOMERSET, KY (May 9, 2018) – U.S. Army Corps of Engineers employees from the Nashville District have engineered a solution to help improve and maintain access at a sometimes debris-clogged Waitsboro recreation and boat launch area.
  • January

    Nashville District celebrating its 130th Anniversary in 2018

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Jan. 18, 2018) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District is celebrating its 130th anniversary in 2018. The Nashville District formed from the Chattanooga District to construct a series of locks and dams on the Cumberland River. Army Special Order 191 created the district Aug. 18, 1888, and Lt. Col. John W. Barlow took command.
  • December

    Kremer builds strong understanding of Nashville District construction projects

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Dec. 8, 2017) – The acting commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Great Lakes and Ohio River Division received briefings and updates at Nashville District construction sites this week to build a strong understanding of the projects.
  • November

    Lake Cumberland celebrates with Fall Festival at Historic Mill Springs Mill

    MONTICELLO, KY. (Nov. 2, 2017) – History and a little horror! Trick-or-treaters in the Lake Cumberland area enjoyed both at the annual Corps of Engineers Haunted Fun Fest, located on the grounds of Historical Mill Springs Mill in Wayne County, KY.
  • August

    Thousands Flock to area Corps Lakes for once in a Lifetime Eclipse

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Thousands of people from across the United States gathered for “Eclipse Mania 2017” on Aug. 21, to catch a glimpse of the total solar eclipse from U.S. Army Corps of Engineers mid-state area lakes and rivers. Visitors from around the country viewed the eclipse at campgrounds, day use areas, along lake shorelines and watched from boats.
  • Park Rangers keep boaters safe during World’s largest Raft-Up at Lake Cumberland

    MONTICELLO, Ky. (Aug. 5, 2017) – U.S. Army Corps of Engineers park rangers from the Nashville District patrolled the waters of Lake Cumberland today and provided a safety net of security during the annual Lake Cumberland Raft-Up for thousands of avid boaters.