Author: Sarah Mattingly, public affairs
  • October

    Louisville employees support Blue Roof mission in Irma’s wake

    Since Hurricane Irma struck Florida in early September, 31 counties have been declared disaster areas, and Louisville District Corps of Engineers employees have deployed to support the Jacksonville District as they manage the blue roof program for FEMA.
  • Louisville debris experts aid hurricane recovery

    When disaster strikes, the U.S. government responds, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is a vital part of that National Response Framework. Now, teams from the Corps are working around the clock to support the recovery from September’s catastrophic hurricanes – Irma, which devastated the U.S. Virgin Islands and parts of Florida, and Maria, which tore through Puerto Rico two weeks later. The Louisville District has taken on the debris removal mission in these areas, coordinating with FEMA and local partners. Twenty-two district employees have deployed to the Caribbean, and more are on the way.
  • August

    Castle Award a ‘dream come true’ for Chaney

    Keith Chaney, chief of maintenance at William H. Harsha Lake, Batavia, Ohio, is the 2016 recipient of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Operations and Maintenance Castle Award. The Castle Award recognizes employees who work in support of the operations and maintenance of civil works infrastructure while demonstrating Army values, Corps vision, as well as command mission.
  • June

    Visitor assistance a top priority for Miami Area rangers

    On June 6, 2016, the Miami River Area park rangers participated in Visitor Assistance Refresher Training at the Caesar Creek Lake Visitor Center, Waynesville, Ohio. The Miami River Area includes Caesar Creek Lake, William H. Harsha Lake, West Fork Lake, and C.J. Brown Dam and Reservoir in Ohio, as well as Brookville Lake in Indiana.
  • April

    Flood simulation promotes agency coordination

    On March 29, 2016, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Louisville District participated in a tabletop exercise to improve emergency planning related to flood risk in the Louisville Metro community. The exercise, planned and hosted by the Louisville Metropolitan Sewer District, simulated a levee breach of the Louisville Metro levee system, assuming river levels equivalent to the Great Flood of 1937, the current flood of record.
  • December

    Director of strategic business integration is off and running

    As the Louisville District moves toward the future, it is increasingly important to have a
  • Louisville District welcomes new small business deputy

    The Louisville District has a new deputy for small business. Crystal May took over the position
  • August

    Labashosky wins national award for community relations

    Carol Labashosky, USACE Louisville District public affairs specialist, was honored with a
  • April

    Louisville emergency planner wins national preparedness award

    Be prepared. It’s the motto of the Boy Scouts, but one could also call it the credo of the
  • Engineers, students see STEM first-hand at robotics competition

    Spring of 2015 brought groups from around the world to Louisville. No, not for the Kentucky Derby.
  • October

    District LDP promotes volunteerism among workforce

    Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ’What are you doing for others?’The immortal words of
  • Newburgh team up to elbows in cost-saving cleanup

    It’s a dirty job. In recent years, the tainter gates at Newburgh Locks and Dam—those gates which
  • August

    Tip your hard hats: Salyer earns impressive safety certifications

    Ryne Salyer, Louisville District safety and occupational health specialist, construction division,