District Digest News Stories

Archive: 2014
  • December

    Restoring American Bald Eagle to upper Cumberland region a tall tale

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Dec. 22, 2014) – Nurturing baby American Bald Eagles in a man-made crib atop a 23-foot tower seems like a tall tale, but that is exactly how biologists carried out a conservation plan in the late 1980s to restore the nation’s symbol to the upper Cumberland region.
  • Youth deer management hunt success for sponsors, youth

    CARTHAGE, Tenn. (Dec. 19, 2014) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in partnership with the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency held the 4th Annual Defeated Creek Youth Deer Management Hunt at the Defeated Creek Recreation Area Dec. 6-7, 2014.
  • Neely named October 2014 employee of the month

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Dec. 11, 2014) – U.S. Army Corps of Engineer employee Jeff Neely, Lock and Dam operator at the Kentucky Lock is the Nashville district employee of the month for October 2014.
  • Warm up to these safety tips as frigid water chills and kills

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Dec. 3, 2014) — Public safety is the number-one priority of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District, and the Corps of Engineers urges everyone to practice boating and water safety this winter because frigid water chills and kills.
  • NORAD is ready to track Santa’s flight

    PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. — The North American Aerospace Defense Command is ready to track Santa’s yuletide journey! The NORAD Tracks Santa website, www.noradsanta.org, launched today featuring a mobile version, a holiday countdown, new games and daily activities, and more. The website is available in eight languages: English, French, Spanish, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, and Chinese.
  • November

    Fort Campbell soldier embraces future with Nashville District

    HENDERSONVILLE, Tenn. (Nov. 24, 2014) – A Fort Campbell soldier and electronics technician who sustained multiple injuries during deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan is making the most of an internship and job opportunity with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District.
  • Kaiser gets general overview of Nashville District construction projects

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Nov. 19, 2014) – The Great Lakes and Ohio River Division commander visited two Nashville District projects for the first time today to interact with project managers and engineers, and to recognize Corps of Engineers employees for their professionalism and excellence.
  • Water managers test water quality during Hydropower operation

    HERMITAGE, Tenn., -- Water quality experts from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers checked water quality conditions in spillway and hydropower release from J. Percy Priest Dam Nov. 10, 2014.
  • TVA welcomes partners in completion of new Cumberland River Aquatic Center

    GALLATIN, Tenn., -- The Tennessee Valley Authority has a new $1.5 million Cumberland River Aquatic Center located next to the Gallatin Fossil Plant in Gallatin, Tenn.
  • Agencies team up to reopen Chickamauga Lock

    HIXSON, Tenn. (Nov. 7, 2014) – Teamwork and a valuable dialogue between the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District and Tennessee Valley Authority led to a quick repair action that reopened Chickamauga Lock this week to commercial barges and recreational vessels moving up and down the Tennessee River.
  • Corps of Engineers waives day use fees for vets on Veterans Day

    WASHINGTON – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is waiving day use fees for veterans, active and reserve component service members, and their families at more than 2,200 USACE-operated recreation areas nationwide on Veterans Day, Nov. 11. This includes areas the Nashville District operates within the Cumberland River Basin.
  • October

    Corps assessment reopens Chickamauga Lock at the end of next week

    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (Oct. 31, 2014) – Work crews assessed damage at Chickamauga Lock and plan to reopen Chickamauga Lock to all navigation traffic next week.
  • Lee named Nashville District employee of the month for September 2014

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Oct. 31, 2014) – Jerry Lee, project engineer at the Mid Cumberland Construction Office, is the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District Employee of the Month for September 2014.
  • Maintenance makeover drains Wheeler Lock

    ROGERSVILLE, Ala. (Oct. 28, 2014) –The main Wheeler Navigational Lock is dry this week so work crews can inspect and repair underwater components.
  • Stakeholders collaborate for good health of Stones River watershed

    MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (Oct. 20, 2014) – Federal, state, local and private interests met at Patterson Park Community Center today to collaborate and work together for a healthier Stones River watershed.
  • Hydropower model tests generate positive results for Center Hill rehab project

    YORK, Pa. (Oct. 10, 2014) – Corps experts witnessed a series of tests this week on a “small-scale” turbine model in a laboratory at Voith Hydro Inc. The tests were completely successful and the positive results will keep the Center Hill Hydropower Rehabilitation Project schedule on track.
  • September

    Jackson named Nashville District Employee of the Month for August 2014

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Sept. 29, 2014) – Daphne Jackson, contract liaison, is the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District Employee of the Month for August 2014. She works in the Operations Division Management Support Branch and is being recognized for her significant contributions.
  • Kaiser assumes command of Great Lakes and Ohio River Division

    CINCINNATI (Sept. 26, 2014) – Brig. Gen. Richard G. Kaiser assumed command of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Great Lakes and Ohio River Division during a ceremony here today.
  • Tennessee formalizes Silver Jackets Program with charter signing

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Sept. 23, 2014) – Federal, state and local agencies formalized an official partnership to promote flood risk reduction today by signing the Tennessee Silver Jackets Charter during a ceremony at Metro Nashville’s Development Services Center.
  • 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.