District Digest News Stories

Archive: 2015
  • December

    NORAD ready to track Santa's journey today

    PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. -- The North American Aerospace Defense Command is getting ready to track Santa's yuletide journey! The NORAD Tracks Santa website, www.noradsanta.org, went live Dec. 1 featuring a countdown calendar, a kid's countdown village complete with holiday games and activities that change daily, and video messages from students and troops from around the world. With the addition of Brazilian Portuguese, the website is now available in eight languages: English, French, Spanish, German, Italian, Japanese, Brazilian Portuguese and Chinese.
  • Murphy installed as SAME Nashville Post president

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Dec. 16, 2015) – The Nashville Post of the Society of American Military Engineers installed the commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District as its new president today during an installation ceremony in the Tennessee Engineering Center at the Adventure Science Center.
  • Nashville District class culminates Leadership Development Program

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Dec. 9, 2015) – A dozen personnel with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District graduated today from the second level of the Leadership Development Program during a ceremony at the Scarritt Bennett Center.
  • Rossignol named Nashville District Employee of the Month for October 2015

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. Dec. 4, 2015) – Roy Rossignol, chief, Small Business with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District is the Nashville District Employee of the Month for October 2015.
  • Team prepares for the worst with emergency management training

    OLD HICKORY, Tenn. (Dec. 2, 2015) – The Cumberland River Operations Center at OId Hickory Lock and Dam in Hendersonville, Tenn., recently served as a training ground for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District Crisis Action Team.
  • 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.
  • Hatchery Creek closed below Wolf Creek Dam for final phase of renovation

    JAMESTOWN, Ky. (Nov. 20, 2015) -- Hatchery Creek, a short stream located behind the Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery, downstream of Wolf Creek Dam and Lake Cumberland in Russell County is currently closed for the final phase of construction.
  • Lebanon partners with Corps to study flood risk management in Bartons Creek watershed

    LEBANON, Tenn. (Nov. 19, 2015) – The city of Lebanon and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District held a signing ceremony today that signals the beginning of a Flood Risk Management Study of the Bartons Creek watershed. The study includes Bartons and Sinking Creeks and will look at measures to reduce flood risk as well as provide the city with new flood mapping for these streams.
  • Tennessee prepared to distribute its ‘Post Disaster Guide’

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Nov. 17, 2015) — The state of Tennessee is set to distribute its “Post Disaster Guide” with emergency managers across the state, officials announced today during the quarterly Silver Jackets meeting at the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency Emergency Operations Center.
  • Cheatham Lake resource manager’s office celebrates open house

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – (Nov. 12, 2015) The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Nashville District celebrated the opening of the resource manager’s office and the lock master’s offices at Cheatham Dam today nearly five years after the May 2010 flood damaged the office space, lock master’s facility and supply buildings.
  • Commentary: Corps of Engineers takes Old Hickory dam safety seriously

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Nov. 7, 2015) -- A limestone rock quarry has been proposed on private land adjacent to Old Hickory Lock and Dam, which is owned and operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Nashville District.
  • Parks named Nashville District September 2015 Employee of the Month

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Nov. 5, 2015) – Kathleen Parks, assistant district counsel with the District Office of Counsel, is the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District employee of the month for September 2015.
  • Imagery of 1939 flood on USACE Digital Library

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Nov. 6, 2015) – An old photo album with historical imagery from the February 1939 flood of the Cumberland River Basin is now available to the public on the Internet in the USACE Digital Library.
  • October

    Corps of Engineers intereacts with students at the Society of Women Engineers annual conference

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Oct. 29, 2015) – U.S. Army Corps of Engineers representatives networked with thousands of college engineering students at the Society of Women Engineers at the Music City Center Convention Center in Nashville, Tenn., Oct. 22-24, 2015. This year’s theme was “Reach out to reach up.”
  • Center Hill historical marker dedicated

    LANCASTER, Tenn. (Oct. 27, 2015) – Local community leaders and Corps officials dedicated a new Tennessee state historical marker today that highlights the technical significance of Center Hill Dam and Powerhouse and the project’s authorized purposes, which include recreation, hydropower, and flood risk reduction.
  • Seasoned Engineer brings maintenance, navigation experience to Nashville District

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Oct. 22, 2015) – A new hire recently grabbed the helm of navigation and took charge of hydropower for the Nashville District, a move to increase oversight of navigation operations on the Cumberland and Tennessee Rivers and power generation in the Cumberland River Basin.
  • Corps celebrates National Disability Employment Awareness month

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Oct. 20, 2015) – During a National Disability Employment Awareness Month event today at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville Headquarters, employees learned about disability employment issues and celebrated the many contributions of America's workers with disabilities.
  • Cheatham repair team receives Nashville District’s Hedgehog Award

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Oct. 15, 2015) – A repair team at Cheatham Dam received the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District’s Hedgehog Award today in recognition of the team’s work to repair the dam’s spillway bulkheads in preparation for a $9.2 million spillway gate repair contract.
  • Turbine lifted to rehabilitate hydropower unit at Center Hill Dam

    LANCASTER, Tenn. (Oct. 7, 2015) – Work crews lifted a turbine out of hydropower unit two at Center Hill Dam today, one of the final pieces of the disassembly process. It is the first time the 82-ton steel wheel has seen the light of day since its installation in 1950, a rare sight that makes it possible to inspect, rebuild embedded parts, and then reassemble the unit with new components.
  • Nashville District names Turner employee of the month for Aug. 2015

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Oct. 5, 2015) – Heather Turner, a contracting specialist with the District Contracting Office, is the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District employee of the month for August 2015.