District Digest News Stories

Archive: 2023
  • March

    Roundtables serve stakeholders mega project update

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (March 24, 2023) – Nashville District leaders, engineers and project managers hosted stakeholder roundtables this week to provide updates and an opportunity to visit the district’s two mega construction projects.
  • Park Ranger Workshop prepares Corps Rangers for upcoming recreation season

    LEBANON, Tenn. (March 15, 2023)— The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District held this year’s Nashville District Park Ranger Workshop March 7 – 9 at the Wilson County Schools Admin and Training Complex in Lebanon to plan for the 2023 recreation season.
  • Maintenance Support Team, Lock engineers tackle tough jobs

    GRAND RIVERS, Ky. (March 10, 2023) – Nashville District Maintenance Support Team and Kentucky Lock engineers onboard the Motor Vessel Iroquois repaired a mooring cell and replaced broken and outdated parts this week just upstream of Kentucky Lock on the Tennessee River in Grand Rivers, Kentucky.
  • Small Business Industry Day highlights women-owned small business

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (March 9, 2023) – Nearly 300 business owners and managers received extensive information about small business opportunities within the federal, state and local procurement systems during the Small Business Industry Day March 6, 2023, at the Tennessee State University Avon Williams Campus.
  • Lock operators work super safely near mega construction projects

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (March 8, 2023) – Operators at navigation locks could easily wear capes for the super work they do to ensure the safety of the public, not to mention employees that maintain these projects in the Cumberland and Tennessee River systems. At Kentucky Lock in Grand Rivers, Kentucky, and Chickamauga Lock in Chattanooga, Tennessee, ongoing mega construction projects to build larger new locks pose additional hazards for these vigilant protectors of people and resources.
  • Nashville District names Miller Employee of the Month for December 2022

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Mar. 7, 2023) – Kathleen Miller, assistant district counsel with the District Office of Counsel, is the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District Employee of the Month for December 2022. She is recognized primarily for taking on additional workloads in the month of December to ensure critical contracting milestones were met.
  • February

    Nashville Corps first job fair offers tentative jobs on the spot

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Feb. 27, 2023)—The Nashville District Corps of Engineers hosted the first Nashville District job fair. Six qualified applicants received tentative job offers by the end of their interview.
  • Emergency Management in business of preparedness

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Feb. 16, 2023) – When natural disasters and emergencies strike, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District stands ready to join an immediate response to help people and communities recover.
  • Nashville District names Daulton Employee of the Month for November 2022

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (February 6, 2023) – Judy Daulton, a park ranger at Lake Cumberland, Wolf Creek Resources in the Operations Division is named U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District Employee of the Month for November 2022. She is recognized primarily for her quick thinking and conflict resolution skills leading to the de-escalation of an argument between a contractor and visitor of Kendall Recreation Area.
  • Officials dedicate North Murfreesboro Greenway extension

    MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (Feb. 2, 2023) – Officials dedicated two additional miles of paved pedestrian trails along the North Murfreesboro Greenway Jan. 31, bringing the total to five miles of greenway space constructed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District for public recreation in the community.
  • January

    National Park Service wastewater project underway

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Jan. 26, 2023) – A long overdue wastewater project is underway to provide a sanitary upgrade for the National Park Service Blue Heron Mine Area at the Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area near Stearns, Kentucky.
  • Maintenance Support Team repairing slot at Watts Bar Lock

    DECATUR, Tenn. (Jan. 24, 2023) – The Nashville District’s Maintenance Support Team onboard the Motor Vessel Iroquois is repairing the needle-dam-girder beam slot on the downstream end of Watts Bar Lock on the Tennessee River.
  • Nashville District names Vega Employee of the Month for October 2022

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (January 23, 2023) – Cierra Vega, contract specialist in the Contracting Division, is named U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District Employee of the Month for October 2022. She is recognized primarily for executing a short-notice contract in support of Ft. Campbell in a record-setting 12 days.
  • Flood Risk Management: Protecting people from water

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Jan. 13, 2023)— USACE's Flood Risk Management Program is designed to reduce overall flood risk through policies, programs, and expertise. By using structures like flood control storage dams and implementing preventative planning measures which can reduce loss of life, and economic damages or improve the natural environment, the Nashville District is helping to prevent flood risk damages.
  • Wolf Creek Dam provides enormous flood risk management benefits

    JAMESTOWN, Ky. (Jan. 13, 2023) – When the Cumberland River Basin in southeastern Kentucky experiences storms and waters rise, Wolf Creek Dam on the Cumberland River provides enormous flood risk management benefits.
  • Nashville District names Harrell Employee of the Month for September 2022

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Jan. 9, 2023) – Park Ranger Andrew Harrell, natural resource specialist intern at J. Percy Priest Lake, is the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District Employee of the Month for September 2022. He is recognized for his quick thinking, leading to the rescue of two swimmers in distress at Cook Recreation Area.
  • Boaters encouraged to visit Corps of Engineers booth at Nashville Boat Show

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Jan. 6, 2023) – Boaters are invited to visit booth 002 at the Nashville Boat Show in Music City Center to meet with park rangers who are familiar with Corps of Engineers lakes, dams, locks, recreation areas and campgrounds in the Cumberland River Basin.