• December

    Louisville District responds to Kentucky tornado disaster

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Louisville District is working in partnership with local, state and federal agencies in response to the severe storms and tornadoes, which impacted western Kentucky the evening of Dec. 10, 2021. When disasters occur, USACE works under the direction of the Federal Emergency Management Agency to support state and local governments in responding to major disasters.
  • USACE team successfully completes miter gate repairs at Markland Locks and Dam

    For approximately two years, Markland Locks and Dam’s auxiliary chamber, in Warsaw, Kentucky, has been closed for repair. However, as of Dec. 4. 2021, the 600-foot chamber has reopened to navigation traffic. The chamber was originally closed due to an issue with the upper miter gate, and during that time all traffic continued to pass through the primary chamber. The Regional Heavy Capacity Repair Fleet has been on site at the project since August working to repair the miter gates.
  • USACE military program director tours Louisville District projects

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Director of Military Programs Dr. Christine Altendorf conducted a two-day site visit of reserve and military construction projects at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base near Dayton, Ohio, Dec. 2-3, 2021. The first part of the visit began at the USACE Great Lakes and Ohio River Division headquarters in Cincinnati, Ohio, to discuss the benefits of a centrally managed military construction program and how the Energy Resilience and Conservation Investment Program will affect future USACE projects.
  • New Fort McCoy training barracks project nears completion

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Louisville District is well on the way to completing the construction of a four-story barracks project at Fort McCoy, which is approximately 60,000 square feet and will house 400 Soldiers on the base in Wisconsin.
  • A deep dive into the Louisville District dive team

    It’s not every day that your duty assignment requires work to take place under mirky water, but for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Louisville District dive team, it’s just another day on the job—and has been that way for decades.
  • November

    Louisville District meets 2021 goal of 280 Jacobsville properties remediated

    Commercial and industrial manufacturing during the late 1800’s produced airborne dust, soot and smoke containing lead and arsenic, which contaminated about 4,000 residential properties in 12 neighborhoods in Evansville, Indiana. The Environmental Protection Agency began cleanup of the contaminated soil in 2007. In 2019, after remediating contaminated soil for about half of the properties, the EPA asked the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to remediate the remaining 2,000 properties.
  • VA, USACE break ground on Louisville VA Medical Center

    History was made on Veterans Day, Nov. 11, 2021, as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Louisville District, and the Department of Veterans Affairs broke ground on the much-anticipated Louisville VA Medical Center. The new 104 bed, full-service hospital located on Brownsboro Road in Louisville, Kentucky, will provide world-class healthcare for more than 45,000 Veterans in Kentucky and Southern Indiana.
  • October

    District recognizes employees in end of year awards ceremony

    As the fiscal year concludes and a new year of projects and contracts awaits, it is important to look back and acknowledge the hard-working members of the USACE team. The challenges and adversities of the past year have not slowed down the USACE – Louisville District members in the slightest.
  • SCA provides valuable information for USACE Recreational Projects

    The Student Conservation Association, or SCA, known as America’s conservation corps, is on a mission to create a unified nationwide data set of Corps of Engineers assets across the country. As part of that effort, the SCA began data collection at Nolin River Lake in Bee Spring, Kentucky Oct. 19, 2021. The purpose of their visit is part of a three-year Geographic Information Systems assessment of transportation, facility, and recreation facilities across the country to create a nationwide data set of the road, parking, and recreation assets that the Corps of Engineers manages. There are many applications for the data according to SCA Program Manager Jamie Weleber.
  • Westover Air Reserve Base breaks ground on one project, cuts ribbon on another

    The U.S. Army Corps Engineers Louisville District recently reached milestones for two projects located at the Westover Air Reserve Base in Chicopee, Massachusetts. Construction is set to begin on the new Regional ISO Maintenance Hangar Project as work concludes on the Indoor Small Arms Range onsite.
  • A History of FUDS - Formerly Used Defense Sites

    Have you ever wondered about the history of the Formerly Used Defense Sites and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers involvement? To get a better understanding of the FUDS program, let’s begin with a look at our country’s history.
  • Lockmaster’s view – The McAlpine Locks and Dam

    Within the entire length of the Ohio River, there was only one place where rock reef extended across the river for a stretch of three miles – The Falls of the Ohio. This area of water was a low water slope, dropping around thirty feet over the three miles and made it practically impassable by cargo and transportation vessels in the early 1800s except when the water level was high; even then, it was treacherous. This article consists of a safety summary and a personal interview from the McAlpine Locks and Dam Lockmaster, Jay Rickman.
  • New facility for next-generation radiation testing breaks ground at NSWC Crane

    Leaders with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Louisville District, Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division and Krempp Construction participated in the ceremonial breaking of ground, Oct. 4, 2021, which marked the start of construction for a Strategic Radiation Testing Modernization Facility at NSWC Crane. The facility, which will include Short-Pulse Gamma testing, is the first of several planned capabilities to be housed at NSWC Crane.
  • September

    District closes fiscal year with day at the ballpark

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Louisville District employees gathered at Louisville Slugger Field Sept. 26, 2021 to recognize and celebrate the hard work by district employees over the past year.
  • Green River Lock and Dam 5 removal improves safety, enhances habitat

    A steady downpour and muddy terrain could not keep five conservation partners from celebrating the
  • Louisville District completes battle course at Fort Campbell

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Louisville District completed construction of a $6.3 million Automated Infantry Platoon Battle Course with Range Operations Control Area at Fort Campbell, Kentucky, which will allow platoons to conduct individual and collective maneuvers to defeat a variety of threats.
  • Kickoff event for Johnson County flood mitigation brings together USACE, community leaders

    The kickoff event for a flood mitigation project was held in Johnson County, Kentucky, Sept. 16,
  • Olmsted Locks and Dam sets record, replaces first wickets

    Near the confluence of the Mississippi, Ohio, Tennessee and Cumberland Rivers is where more commerce passes through than any other location on the entire U.S. inland waterways, making the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Louisville District’s Olmsted Locks and Dam one of the busiest locks in the country. More than 70 million tons of commerce passes through the Olmsted, Illinois, facility each year. Olmsted Locks and Dam is very different from the other locks and dams on the Ohio River because it is the only one with a wicket dam.
  • August

    Louisville District executes $356 million nationwide reserve program

    The history of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Louisville District spans more than two centuries.
  • Division commander makes initial visit to Louisville District

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Louisville District welcomed Great Lakes and Ohio River Division