US Army Corps of Engineers
Louisville District

  • October

    Louisville District builds new homes at Rock Island

    Thirty-three new single-family homes are currently under construction along the Mississippi River between the Col. Davenport House and Quarters One. Construction on the subdivision’s 21 three-bedroom and 12 four-bedroom homes started Dec. 1, 2016, and is expected to near completion by spring of next year. The $22.8 million contract includes new underground utilities for the site, new streets, a walking trail, playground, bus stop and basketball court.
  • School in session at Kingsolver Elementary

    On September 14 students, parents and staff at Kingsolver Elementary came together for a much anticipated ribbon-cutting ceremony of the new state-of-the-art school at Fort Knox, Kentucky.
  • Dam 52 back in business following closures

    After intermittent closures at U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Locks and Dam 52, Brookport, Illinois, the main lock chamber is now back in service and open to navigation traffic.
  • Corps lakes host natural resources events

    Many U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Louisville District, lakes held their annual trash cleanups in
  • Nolin River Lake hosts EcoMeet

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nolin River lake staff supported an EcoMeet recently where more than 250 fourth grade students came out to the Tailwater at U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nolin Lake, Bee Spring, Kentucky, in September. The EcoMeet is an annual program for students to learn about natural resources. Three surrounding counties participated: Edmonson, Grayson and Hart.
  • August

    Gant takes charge of Louisville District

    Col. Antoinette Gant took command of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Louisville District in a change of command ceremony July 27, 2017. As commander and district engineer, she provides strategic direction, and command and control for the district’s civil, military and environmental programs.
  • Cannelton lock dewatered for critical repairs

    Repairs are being done on the Cannelton Locks and Dam, on the Ohio River in Indiana. Before work could begin, the 1,200 foot lock chamber had to be dewatered, which involves pumping the water out giving the crew room to work in the nearly-empty chamber. Bulkheads were put into place to keep water out of the chamber at both ends. The miter gates are being inspected and worn out components on the lower gates will be replaced. The work began in June and is expected to continue through the fall of 2017.
  • Miami U. students earn credit at Corps projects

    College students know that volunteering in their chosen career field will improve chances of finding
  • National Museum of the U.S. Air Force’s fourth building earns top rating for energy and environmental design

    In a ceremony Aug. 3, 2017, the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force announced its fourth building has achieved the rare distinction of LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold certification as determined by the U.S. Green Building Council.
  • Corps piloting new treatment at Nike C-47

    In July 2017 the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Louisville District began a pilot study to treat
  • Kiefer wins coveted engineer of the year award

    David Kiefer, Louisville District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers civil engineer and regional technical specialist, has been awarded the national USACE Engineer of the Year Award.
  • June

    Biological phenomenon observed at Nolin River Lake

    On January 3, 2017, Deryck Rodgers, manager, Nolin River Lake, Bee Spring, Kentucky, contacted the Louisville District water quality team to report an ongoing biological event unlike anything previously observed at the lake. What originally appeared to be an oil slick turned out to be millions of tiny animals, scientifically categorized as zooplankton.
  • Josh the Otter program teaches pre-K water safety

    Army Corps of Engineers Louisville District Nolin River Lake Ranger Danielle Robertson gave a helping hand May 1, teaching young children and their parents about water safety from a different perspective using a character called Josh the Otter.
  • Mustard agent safely destroyed at Savanna

    A World War II-era munition containing mustard agent was safely destroyed at Savanna Army Depot (SVDA) in Illinois May 14.
  • EOC expediting repairs on high-risk Illinois levee

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Louisville District Emergency Operations Center personnel continue support on an Illinois levee which sustained damage during the May 2017 Wabash River flooding.
  • Louisville emergency management program earns coveted accreditation

    The Emergency Management program of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Louisville District was granted full accreditation by the Emergency Management Accreditation Program, known as EMAP, on April 27, 2017, along with 16 other programs that earned accreditation. EMAP is the only accreditation process for EM programs and represents a significant achievement — only a handful of districts across USACE have obtained it.
  • Communication key to preventing mishaps

    The district is incorporating metrics and targeted informational safety campaigns to communicate safety initiatives in an effort to weave safety into the district culture as part of a Corps of Engineers-wide initiative.
  • April

    Reserve breaks ground on New Jersey training center

    The U.S. Army Reserve broke ground March 18 on the new Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst Army Reserve Center, which will be used to train approximately 600 Army Reserve Soldiers.
  • Corps removes Green River Dam No. 6

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Green River Lock and Dam No. 6 near Brownsville, Kentucky, has been removed. The removal was performed by experienced dam removal personnel under an interagency support agreement between the Corps’ Louisville District and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Other participating agencies were Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources, Mammoth Cave National Park, The Nature Conservancy and Kentucky Waterways Alliance.
  • Louisville District making a difference for river navigation

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers shares a multi-agency mission with the U.S. Coast Guard and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to maintain navigable waterways in the United States and develop more effective and efficient inland river and maritime systems.