• April

    Louisville District celebrates National Volunteer Month

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Louisville District celebrates National Volunteer Month every April by recognizing the tremendous effort of the volunteers who give their time at the recreational sites in the district’s footprint. Volunteers are an essential part of delivering the district’s recreational activities.
  • Louisville District delivers Newark Army reserve center ahead of schedule

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Louisville District recently completed a new 43,000 square-foot Army Reserve Center in Newark, Delaware, ahead of schedule.
  • New Army Aviation Support Facility unveiled at ribbon cutting

    With the help from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Louisville District, the Army Reserve Aviation Command’s newest Aviation Support Facility, also known as ASF, is officially open. MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, Florida, hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony for the new facility, April 2, 2022.
  • March

    Louisville VA Medical Center site sees more activity as work progresses

    Construction on the new Louisville VA Medical Center being built in Louisville, Kentucky, has only been ongoing for five months, but the site already looks quite different from how it appeared during last year’s Veterans’ Day groundbreaking ceremony. Members of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Louisville District’s VA Division and the contracting teams have been hard at work during the initial stages of this mega-project, said Melody Thompson, Louisville VA Medical Center project manager.
  • Schmidt's accomplishments ensure health of environment for future generations

    Management and cleanup of contaminated Department of Defense sites throughout Kentucky, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio and Michigan requires a team of skilled and knowledgeable people. One outstanding employee who supports this mission is Angela Schmidt. She is a senior biologist who began her career with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Louisville District in December 2005.
  • Construction for Van Voorhis on track for 2024 completion

    The Van Voorhis Elementary School project site on Fort Knox, which is being managed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Louisville District, is busy with crews operating heavy equipment to construct the new 104,000 square foot school that will replace the current 84,000 square foot facility. The $59.8 million construction contract, which began December 2021, had a sporadic start with inclement weather causing 23 days of delays.
  • Water management team revolutionizes data collection with cloud-based solution

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Louisville District water management Team – who are responsible for the daily operation of seventeen multi-purpose reservoir projects within the Louisville District and the collection and dissemination of data associated with those projects in regard to reservoir control and water quality – has been busy working to revolutionize USACE processes. The water management team is currently developing a web-based user interface, which will allow lake project personnel to input data into the Civil Works Business Intelligence database, eliminating the need for an on-site storage solution. In January, the team started working with the USACE Hydraulic Engineering Center and Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory out of Hanover, New Hampshire, to serve as a pilot district for migrating all water management processes to a cloud-based platform.
  • Spring showers bring out lake staff superpowers

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Louisville District manages 17 flood risk reduction lakes, which receive an average of 15 million visitors each year. While many visitors enjoy the campgrounds, playgrounds and other recreational activities the lakes provide, some may not realize the amount of work that goes on in preparation for the summer months.
  • Regulators ensure safe navigation and protection of aquatic resources during Beckjord Power Plant cleanup

    In February 2021, a smokestack, associated with the demolition of the former Beckjord Generating Station, toppled into the Ohio River at mile marker 453 in New Richmond, Ohio. The waste debris in the river caused concerns from the local communities, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Louisville District, under their regulatory authorities for Waters of the U.S., quickly responded ordering the contractors to clean it up and complete compliance actions required by USACE.
  • February

    Louisville District highlights engineering teammates during National Engineers Week 2022

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has been engineering solutions for our nation’s toughest challenges for 246 years. Engineers create new possibilities all the time and the engineers at USACE are no different. During National Engineers Week, Feb. 21 to 25, engineers are recognized for their notable contributions to society.  To celebrate, the Louisville District is highlighting team members from different engineering disciplines. Each engineer focuses on a different facet of engineering. While some engineers focus on things like remediation and construction, others spend their time negotiating contracts and designs. Other civil engineers deal with the financial side of engineering and more.  As the nation’s engineering and public works agency, USACE deliver’s quality projects and programs, on time and within budget, safely for the American people, and these engineers help make USACE a strong organization. 
  • Construction on the new Louisville VA Medical Center clears a major milestone

    The construction site of the new Louisville VA Medical Center has seen a lot of changes since the first shovels of dirt were ceremonially dug during the groundbreaking ceremony Nov. 11, 2021. Contractors have been busy performing various earthwork activities as well as drilling on the site in preparation for the first blasting to break up the bedrock under the site which took place Feb. 21.
  • Louisville District’s National Roofing Program sets standard for Army Reserve facilities

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Louisville District received its nationwide Army Reserve mission and the Air Force Reserve mission in the 1990’s and, since then, countless facilities have been designed and constructed by the district. There are several subprograms that are centrally managed out of the Army Reserve Branch of the Louisville District Project Management Division, one of which is the National Roofing Program, also known as NRP.
  • January

    Louisville District hosts virtual open house for prospective contractors

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Louisville District hosted a virtual open house Jan. 27, 2022, for businesses seeking to work with the federal government. The free annual event is open to businesses, large and small, interested in working with the Louisville District. The event included briefings from Louisville District Commander Col. Eric Crispino and other members of district staff and opportunities to network with district leadership throughout the event.
  • Green River Lake partners with emergency responders

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is one of the nation’s leading providers of outdoor recreation. The Louisville District alone had over 15 million visitors to their 17 lakes last year. While the lakes provide many great recreational opportunities, they are also often used in partnership with federal, state and local agencies to provide educational resources or to serve as training grounds for emergency responders. Each year the Campbellsville Fire Department works closely with district personnel to conduct lifesaving, swiftwater training in the tailwater area at Green River Lake in Campbellsville, Kentucky. 
  • Tornado recovery efforts continue in western Kentucky

    On Dec. 10-11, 2021, history-making long-track tornadoes hit western Kentucky and caused widespread devastation to the area, especially to the City of Mayfield. Since then, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Louisville District has been on the ground supporting the disaster response.  USACE works under the direction of the Federal Emergency Management Agency to support state and local governments in responding to major disasters. Under the direction of FEMA, the district has been working in partnership with state and local agencies to help Mayfield and Graves County get back on their feet. 
  • Louisville District constructing one-of-a-kind multi-use helicopter training facility at Fort Campbell, Kentucky

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is building a $5 million Multi-use Helicopter Training facility to replace the current Special Helicopter Operations Complex training facility at Fort Campbell, Kentucky. This one-of-a-kind facility consists of a deck landing trainer designed to replicate a Destroyer Designated Guided DDG-103 class ship, nicknamed the “U.S.S. Truxton” and will include an attached six-story structure. The landing pad will incorporate the same lighting with a similar aircraft storage configuration as on board the DDG ship.
  • 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.