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WATAUGA, Ky. (Aug. 12, 2022) – A popular landmark on the shoreline of Lake Cumberland will forever be known as “Sid Bell Falls,” the namesake of its landowner when the Corps of Engineers purchased it during construction of Wolf Creek Dam in 1943.
BURKESVILLE, Ky. (Aug. 11, 2022)– The Dale Hollow State Park Marina was presented a ‘Clean Marina’ certification flag by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District during a ceremony held at the marina in Burkesville, Kentucky, on August 6.
Nashville, Tenn. (Aug. 8, 2022) – A team of realty specialists, an attorney and engineers recently set a record with the acquisition of 49 easements supporting the flow-through ponding project in Loyall, Kentucky.
LAKE CUMBERLAND, Ky. – (Aug. 8, 2022) – Park rangers at Lake Cumberland are better equipped to assist and educate visitors and enforce regulations with the purchase of a new patrol boat with enhanced capabilities.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Aug. 1, 2022) – A poem inscribed in a trip logbook five years ago has newfound attention for how it chronicles the magnificence of the Cumberland River.
Nashville District engineers, with the help of Huntington District engineers, use a crane to lower the 63,000-pound stop log into the water so divers can check the placement and ensure j-seals are working properly at Cheatham Lock in Ashland City, TN.
HENDERSONVILLE, Tenn. (July 29, 2022)—Two Generator Step-up Unit Transformers were delivered to the Old Hickory Power Plant in Hendersonville, Tennessee.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (July 29, 2022) – The senior operator at Cordell Hull Dam Powerplant is the Nashville District Employee of the Month for May 2022 for actions taken to avert power outages in several rural communities in Kentucky and Tennessee.

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Lake Cumberland landmark officially named ‘Sid Bell Falls’
8/12/2022
WATAUGA, Ky. (Aug. 12, 2022) – A popular landmark on the shoreline of Lake Cumberland will forever be known as “Sid Bell Falls,” the namesake of its landowner when the Corps of Engineers purchased it...
Dale Hollow State Park Marina earns Clean Marina Award
8/11/2022
BURKESVILLE, Ky. (Aug. 11, 2022)– The Dale Hollow State Park Marina was presented a ‘Clean Marina’ certification flag by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District during a ceremony held at...
Team closes record 49 easements for Loyall Flow-Through Ponding Project
8/8/2022
Nashville, Tenn. (Aug. 8, 2022) – A team of realty specialists, an attorney and engineers recently set a record with the acquisition of 49 easements supporting the flow-through ponding project in...
New patrol boat enhances Lake Cumberland visitor assistance
8/8/2022
LAKE CUMBERLAND, Ky. – (Aug. 8, 2022) – Park rangers at Lake Cumberland are better equipped to assist and educate visitors and enforce regulations with the purchase of a new patrol boat with enhanced...

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NR 22-18: Public invited to celebrate in Dale Hollow State Park ‘Clean Marina’ Dedication
7/27/2022
BURKESVILLE, Ky. (July 27, 2022) — The public is cordially invited to attend the dedication ceremony for Dale Hollow State Park Marina in Burkesville, Kentucky, as a Clean Marina in the Cumberland...
NR 22-17: Life Jackets Saves & Pays Day
7/7/2022
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (July 7, 2022) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District is giving free entry to recreation areas to visitors who are water safety conscious...
NR 22-16: Public workshops set for J. Percy Priest Lake Master Plan revision
6/28/2022
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (June 28, 2022) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District announces that the public is invited to the J. Percy Priest Lake Resource Manager’s Office from 6 to 8 p.m. July...

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Director Zebediah Smith with Open Jaw Productions captures video of a spillway gate Nov. 3, 2021 at Center Hill Dam on the Caney Fork River in Lancaster, Tennessee, for a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Inventory of Dams video production. (USACE Photo by Lee Roberts)
Director Zebediah Smith with Open Jaw Productions captures video of Jerry Short releasing trout Nov. 3, 2021 into the Caney Fork River below Center Hill Dam in Lancaster, Tennessee. The dam’s tailwater provides world-class trout fishing opportunities. Short is a motor vehicle operator with the Dale Hollow National Fish Hatchery Fish Rearing and Distribution. (USACE Photo by Lee Roberts)
Park Ranger Gary Bruce maneuvers a Corps of Engineers boat into position Nov. 2, 2021 to allow an Open Jaw Productions film crew to obtain imagery of Phillip Sliger fly fishing in the Caney Fork River below Center Hill Dam in Lancaster, Tennessee. Trout fishing is a popular recreation activity in the tailwater at the project operated and maintained by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District. The imagery is being used for a USACE National Inventory of Dams video production. (USACE Photo by Lee Roberts)
Park Ranger Gary Bruce maneuvers a Corps of Engineers boat into position Nov. 2, 2021 to allow an Open Jaw Productions film crew to obtain imagery of Lee Chadwell fly fishing in the Caney Fork River below Center Hill Dam in Lancaster, Tennessee. Trout fishing is a popular recreation activity in the tailwater at the project operated and maintained by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District. The imagery is being used for a USACE National Inventory of Dams video production. (USACE Photo by Lee Roberts)
Hydropower Senior Mechanic Vince Harriman with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District is captured on video Nov. 3, 2021 on the main floor of the Center Hill Dam Hydropower Plant, which is located on the Caney Fork River in Lancaster, Tennessee. The imagery is being used for a USACE National Inventory of Dams video production. (USACE Photo by Lee Roberts)
Jib Operator Tyler Spann with Open Jaw Productions prepares to capture video Nov. 2, 2021 of the Center Hill Dam Hydropower Plant for a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Inventory of Dams video production. The Nashville District operates and maintains the project on the Caney Fork River in Lancaster, Tennessee. (USACE Photo by Lee Roberts)
Director Zebediah Smith with Open Jaw Productions monitors a video feed Nov. 2, 2021 of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District Electricians Ron Gatlin and Kyle Mosakowski working in the switch yard at Center Hill Dam in Lancaster, Tennessee, for a National Inventory of Dams video production. The Nashville District operates and maintains the project on the Caney Fork River in Lancaster, Tennessee. (USACE Photo by Lee Roberts)
Senior Electrician Ron Gatlin (Right) and Electrician Kyle Mosakowski are captured on video Nov. 2, 2021 departing the Center Hill Dam Hydropower Plant in Lancaster, Tennessee, for a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Inventory of Dams video production. The Nashville District operates and maintains the project on the Caney Fork River in Lancaster, Tennessee. (USACE Photo by Lee Roberts)
Senior Electrician Ron Gatlin is captured on video Nov. 2, 2021 working at the Center Hill Dam Switchyard in Lancaster, Tennessee, for a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Inventory of Dams video production. The Nashville District operates and maintains the project on the Caney Fork River in Lancaster, Tennessee. (USACE Photo by Lee Roberts)
Senior Electrician Ron Gatlin (Right) and Electrician Kyle Mosakowski are captured on video Nov. 2, 2021 working in the Center Hill Dam Switchyard in Lancaster, Tennessee, for a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Inventory of Dams video production. The Nashville District operates and maintains the project on the Caney Fork River in Lancaster, Tennessee. (USACE Photo by Lee Roberts)
Mike Wilson (Right) and Mark Kuhlo, 2021 Distinguished Civilian Employee Recognition Award recipients, pose by their nameplates on a bronze plaque highlighting their recognition Oct. 6, 2021 at the Nashville District Headquarters in Nashville, Tennessee. Wilson retired in 2017 following 42 years of federal service, culminating his career as deputy district engineer for Project Management. Kuhlo retired in 2016 following 35 years of federal service, culminating his career as chief of the Electrical and Mechanical Branch. (USACE Photo by Lee Roberts)
Mike Wilson (Right) and Mark Kuhlo, 2021 Distinguished Civilian Employee Recognition Award recipients, unveil a poster signifying the accolade during an award ceremony Oct. 6, 2021 at the Nashville District Headquarters in Nashville, Tennessee. Wilson retired in 2017 following 42 years of federal service, culminating his career as deputy district engineer for Project Management. Kuhlo retired in 2016 following 35 years of federal service, culminating his career as chief of the Electrical and Mechanical Branch. (USACE Photo by Lee Roberts)
Lt. Col. Joseph Sahl (Left), U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District commander, presents the 2021 Distinguished Civilian Employee Recognition Award to Retiree Mark Kuhlo during an award ceremony Oct. 6, 2021 at the Nashville District Headquarters in Nashville, Tennessee. Kuhlo retired in 2016 following 35 years of federal service, culminating his career as chief of the Electrical and Mechanical Branch. (USACE Photo by Lee Roberts)
Lt. Col. Joseph Sahl (Left), U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District commander, presents the 2021 Distinguished Civilian Employee Recognition Award to Retiree Mike Wilson during an award ceremony Oct. 6, 2021 at the Nashville District Headquarters in Nashville, Tennessee. Wilson retired in 2017 following 42 years of federal service, culminating his career as deputy district engineer for Project Management. The position, now referred to as deputy district engineer, is the highest civilian position in the Nashville District. (USACE Photo by Lee Roberts)
Tiffany Houston of Laurel County picks up litter on the shoreline of Lake Cumberland in Waitsboro Recreation Area at Somerset, Kentucky on National Public Lands Day. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District’s staff at the lake worked with partners and volunteers to pick up tons of trash around the lake. (USACE Photo by Lee Roberts)
Park Ranger Dylan Norton carries tires collected from the shoreline of Lake Cumberland to a collection point at Waitsboro Recreation Area in Somerset, Kentucky, Sept. 25, 2021. As a member of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District staff at the lake, he helped organize the annual cleanup event and worked with partners and volunteers to pick up tons of trash. (USACE Photo by Lee Roberts
Members of the Pulaski County High School Future Farmers of America organization transport trash to the boat ramp at Burnside Island State Park the group picked up along the Lake Cumberland shoreline Sept. 25, 2021 on National Public Lands Day. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District’s staff at the lake worked with partners and volunteers to pick up tons of trash around the lake. (USACE Photo by Lee Roberts)
Members of the Pulaski County High School Future Farmers of America organization scour the Lake Cumberland shoreline for trash Sept. 25, 2021 on National Public Lands Day. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District’s staff at the lake worked with partners and volunteers to pick up tons of trash around the lake. (USACE Photo by Lee Roberts)
Diana Rodriguez, Pulaski County High School Future Farmers of America organization, collects trash on the shoreline of Lake Cumberland Sept. 25, 2021. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District’s staff at the lake worked with partners and volunteers to pick up tons of trash around the lake. (USACE Photo by Lee Roberts)
Michael Lapina, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District area manager for Eastern Kentucky, and U.S. Coast Guard Cmdr. Jennifer Andrew, Marina Safety Unit in Paducah, Kentucky, work to rescue a turtle trapped under debris along the shoreline of Lake Cumberland in Burnside, Kentucky, during a cleanup Sept. 25, 2021 on National Public Lands Day. (USACE Photo by Lee Roberts)
Hailey Heins, sophomore and Jr. ROTC cadet at Pulaski County High School, picks up trash on the shoreline of Lake Cumberland near Burnside, Kentucky, on National Public Lands Day Sept. 25, 2021. (USACE Photo by Lee Roberts)
Chad Braun, civil engineer with the U.S. Army Engineering and Support Center in Huntsville, Alabama, checks a line of debris Sept. 3, 2021 along a roadway in Waverly, Tennessee. He is providing technical assistance following deadly flooding in Tennessee when up to 17 inches of rain fell in the region Aug. 21. (USACE Photo by Lee Roberts)
Robert Powers, lead debris subject matter expert and construction representative with the Baltimore District, observes a debris field Sept. 3, 2021 near Trace Creek in Waverly, Tennessee.  Powers is leading a Corps of Engineers' debris technical assistance team in Tennessee following deadly flooding when up to 17 inches of rain fell in the region Aug. 21. (USACE Photo by Lee Roberts)
Robert Burick, emergency management specialist with the Louisville District and member of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers debris response team, talks with volunteers removing debris Sept. 3, 2021 from a flood home in Waverly, Tennessee. Burick is providing technical assistance following deadly flooding in Tennessee when up to 17 inches of rain fell in the region Aug. 21. (USACE Photo by Lee Roberts)
Robert Burick (Left), emergency management specialist with the Louisville District, and Mitchell Green, maintenance worker with the Kansas City District, both with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers debris response team, observe debris operations Sept. 3, 2021 in Waverly, Tennessee. They are providing technical assistance following deadly flooding in Tennessee when up to 17 inches of rain fell in the region Aug. 21. (USACE Photo by Lee Roberts)
Preston Brust (second from right) and Chris Lucas (Right) of the country music duo LoCash pose with U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Park Rangers Jacob Albers (Left) and Brent Sewell at Old Hickory Lake in Hendersonville, Tenn, Oct. 19, 2015.  The group filmed a water safety PSA that features LoCash’s hit song "I Love This Life," which is currently moving up the country music charts. It is being used to support the USACE National Water Safety Campaign “Life Jackets Worn, Nobody Mourns.”
Country Music Star Dolly Parton performs at the Cordell Hull Dam Dedication Oct. 13, 1973 on the shore of the Cumberland River at the dam in Carthage, Tenn. According to an Associated Press report following the event about 2,000 people attended. Tricia Nixon Cox, daughter of President Richard M. Nixon, was the keynote speaker at the dedication.