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  • August

    PRIDE of the Cumberland’ back in stride clearing debris, trash on Lake Cumberland

    SOMERSET, Ky. (Aug. 1, 2017) – The “PRIDE of the Cumberland,” a vessel operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, is back hard at work today keeping Lake Cumberland’s waterways and shorelines clean and free of logs, debris and trash.
  • July

    Nashville District encourages public to view total eclipse at Corps of Engineers lakes

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (July 18, 2017) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District is encouraging the public to view the total eclipse at Corps of Engineers lakes when the sun sweeps over Kentucky and Tennessee from approximately noon to 3 p.m. Central Time Aug. 21, 2017.
  • Lease signed for new marina at Lake Cumberland

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (July 5, 2017) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District held a lease signing ceremony today for the Marina at Rowena, a new commercial concession marina with related facilities and services at Rowena Landing South on Lake Cumberland in Russell and Clinton Counties, just north of Albany, Ky.
  • May

    Ellis Bridge named in memory of former Kentucky Lock resident engineer

    GRAND RIVERS, KY (May 30, 2017) – The US Highway 62 Bridge across the Tennessee River below Kentucky Dam has been re-named in memory and in honor of former U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Kentucky Lock resident engineer George A. (Tony) Ellis Tuesday.
  • Reinterment demonstrates Army’s commitment to soldiers in life and beyond

    BAXTER, Ky. (May 12, 2017) – The U.S. Army reinterred American Revolutionary War Private Samuel Howard today at Resthaven Cemetery with full military honors, demonstrating the Army’s commitment to a patriot who braved the encampment at Valley Forge, Pa., and stood at Yorktown, Va., when British Gen. Charles Cornwallis surrendered to Gen. George Washington.
  • Earnest named Nashville District Employee of the Month for March 2017

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (May 7, 2017) – William Earnest, maintenance worker at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District’s Lake Cumberland in Somerset, Ky., is the employee of the month for March 2017.
  • April

    Engineering and construction trio forges goodwill on Mosul Dam projects

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (April 20, 2017) – An engineering and construction trio from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District recently returned home from Iraq where they helped oversee construction projects at Mosul Dam, forged goodwill with the international repair team, and even supported the military operation to retake the city of Mosul.
  • March

    Nashville District announces new firewood policy

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (March 6, 2017) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District announces a new firewood policy is now in effect, and seeks the public’s cooperation to prevent the spread of forest insects and disease at campgrounds in the Cumberland River Basin.
  • January

    Bernard named Nashville District Employee of the Month for November 2016

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Jan. 5, 2017) – Tony Bernard, maintenance mechanic at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District’s Lake Cumberland in Somerset, Ky., is the employee of the month for November 2016.
  • August

    Barkley Dam brought hope to region 50 years ago

    GRAND RIVERS, Ky. (Aug. 20, 2016) – Barkley Dam, a symbol of progress in western Kentucky, turned 50 today with fanfare, remembrances and special tributes during a commemoration ceremony at the Badgett Playhouse Theater and reception at the community center.
  • Resident engineer’s legacy lives on at Kentucky Lock

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Aug. 9, 2016) – The resident engineer for one of the Nashville District’s largest and longest projects, the Kentucky Lock Addition Project, passed away unexpectedly July 27 from natural causes, a shocking loss to the Corps of Engineers, the district, the resident and project office teams, and many, many friends, family, colleagues, and contractors who knew and served with him.
  • 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.
  • April

    Officials celebrate completion of Hatchery Creek

    JAMESTOWN, Ky. (April 29, 2016) – Officials celebrated the completion of the Hatchery Creek Restoration Project below Wolf Creek Dam during a dedication ceremony today, culminating a 21-month stream and wetland mitigation project that triples the length of the stream and prevents sedimentation pollution from making its way into the Cumberland River.
  • February

    Cadets plant seedlings to restore Wolf Creek Dam disposal area

    JAMESTOWN, Ky. (Feb. 22, 2016) – A determined group of Army Junior ROTC cadets from Pulaski County High School and Southwestern High School planted 4,000 seedlings as part of a once-in-a-lifetime environmental restoration opportunity at a disposal area near Wolf Creek Dam today.
  • January

    Corps employees go to new heights to protect each other

    CHARLOTTE, Tenn. (Jan. 6, 2015) – U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Nashville District, Operations Division personnel recently went to new heights to prevent accidents by completing fall and rescue protection training.
  • Nashville District names Cary employee of the month for November 2015

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Jan. 5, 2015) – Nathan Cary, a cartographic technician, in the Real Estate Division, is the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District’s Employee of the Month for November 2015.
  • November

    Corps of Engineers dewaters Barkley Lock for maintenance operations

    GRAND RIVERS, Ky. (Nov. 24, 2015) –The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District re-opened the Barkley Lock today after dewatering the lock for major repair and maintenance.
  • May

    Nashville District highlights its notable projects leading into National Dam Safety Awareness Day

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (May 29, 2015) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District has two notable engineering projects to its credit in recent years to stop seepage through the embankments of Wolf Creek Dam in Jamestown, Ky., and Center Hill Dam in Lancaster, Tenn. In conjunction with National Dam Safety Awareness Day May 31, 2015, the district is highlighting the major effort it took to construct concrete barrier walls deep into the foundations of these dams.
  • September

    Lake Cumberland’s 25th Annual Cleanup volunteers bag mounds of litter, debris

    SOMERSET, Ky. (Sept. 20, 2014) – In celebration of National Public Lands Day, 386 volunteers bagged mounds of trash and debris from five designated recreation sites during the 25th Annual Lake Cumberland Cleanup.
  • December

    Kentucky Lock gets new tow haulage unit

    GRAND RIVERS, Ky. (Dec. 10, 2013) — U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District employees completed the Tow Haulage Unit Replacement Project at Kentucky Lock in Grand Rivers, Ky., Dec. 5, 2013. They finished the work on time and the navigation lock has resumed 24-hour operations.