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  • May

    Commentary: Don’t allow tragedy to drown out fond memories at Corps lakes this summer

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (May 7, 2012) – With the 2012 recreation season already underway, I want everyone to know that “Water Safety” is extremely important to me and to everyone that serves the public in the Nashville District.
  • April

    Soldiers take aim at recovery in Center Hill Lake wild turkey hunt

    LANCASTER, Tenn. (April 13, 2012) – A wild turkey hunt at Center Hill Lake today gave soldiers rehabilitating from war wounds the opportunity to put aside the stresses associated with the every-day grind of physical and mental therapy while recovering at Fort Campbell, Ky.
  • October

    Lead advocate says Wounded Warriors add great value to workplaces

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Oct. 26, 2011) – Wounded Warriors returning to the workforce add great value to workplaces, said a lead advocate for the Wounded Warrior Program today during a National Disability Employment Awareness Month program.
  • Corps awards $8.6 million contract for Barkley Dam Unit 1 Rewind Project

    GRAND RIVERS, Ky. (Oct. 6, 2011) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District awarded an $8,698,348 contract Sept. 30 to National Electric Coil in Columbus, Ohio for the Barkley Dam Unit 1 Rewind Project at the hydropower plant.
  • September

    Corps to close Upper Cumberland Real Estate Project Office

    PINEVILLE, Ky. (Sept. 28, 2011) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District announces the closure of the Upper Cumberland Real Estate Project Office in Pineville, Ky., at the close of business on Sept. 30, 2011. However, the Upper Cumberland Construction Office will remain open for an undetermined time frame to complete ongoing construction projects.
  • Nearly 600 volunteers ‘pitch in’ at 22nd Annual Lake Cumberland Clean-up

    SOMERSET, Ky. (Sept. 17, 2011) – Cooler temperatures welcomed volunteers to yet another successful National Public Lands Day event here along the shores of Lake Cumberland. The Friends of Lake Cumberland, in cooperation with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District, held the 22nd annual lake-wide cleanup, and the results were terrific.
  • Kendall Annex Campground helps kids to play around

    JAMESTOWN, Ky., (Sept. 13, 2011) — Kendall Annex Campground here has been welcoming families since 2006 and is wrapping up its sixth year of operation. For those of you who have not visited the Annex campground recently, it’s getting a new addition to the area! It will soon have playground facilities conveniently located adjacent to the bathhouse and sites 113 and 114.
  • July

    Vandalism of Corps property prompts reward for information

    ALBANY, Ky. (July 11, 2011) – U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is offering up to a $1,000 reward through the Corps Watch Program for information leading to the prosecution of anyone involved in several recent vandalism incidents here at 76 Falls Recreation Area on Lake Cumberland.
  • 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."
  • June

    Temple tours Lake Barkley and flooded areas in Kentucky

    KUTTAWA, Ky. (June 2, 2011) – U.S. Army Corps of Engineers District Commander, Lt. Col. Anthony Mitchell welcomed the (acting) U.S. Army Chief of Engineers and Commanding General, Maj. Gen Merdith W. B. (Bo) Temple to Kentucky for a tour of the Lock, the Lake Barkley Dam and Power plant, the town of Smithland and various flood protection barriers, structures and pumping stations along the levees in Paducah, Ky. Temple also took the opportunity to observe firsthand the progress that the Nashville District is making on several major projects at the Kentucky Lock.
  • 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.
  • Martins Fork Lake overflows with unique park ranger training advantages

    SMITH, Ky. (May 25, 2011) – New park rangers rotate through Martins Fork Lake here on one-year assignments because the 340-acre plot of water apparently overflows with an abundance of unique training advantages.
  • Daisies plant wildflowers for Lake Cumberland National Volunteer Week

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (May 13, 2011) – National Volunteer week took place April 10-16, and Girl Scout Troop 1047 led by Tracey Strong of Monticello, Kentucky volunteered their service on Lake Cumberland’s Black Walnut Trail April 16.
  • Grisoli tours flooded area in Lake Barkley, Smithland, Paducah Kentucky

    KUTTAWA, Ky. (May 8, 2011) – U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Deputy Commanding General for Civil and Emergency Operations Maj. Gen. William T. Grisoli and Director of Contingency Operations and Homeland Security, Karen Durham-Aguilera, toured the Lake Barkley Dam and Power plant, the Kentucky Lock, the town of Smithland and Paducah, Ky., flood protection barriers, structures and pumping stations along the levees.
  • April

    Volunteers haul out 8,400 pounds of trash at Laurel Lake

    LONDON, Ky. (April 16, 2011) – A total of 270 volunteers worked from boat and shoreline today and hauled out 8,400 pounds of trash during the 14th annual Laurel Lake Clean-up. Some of the most unusual items retrieved included a water heater, a stove, and a 1979 Michigan license plate.