Author: Carol Labashosky, public affairs
  • October

    Full Facility Restoration complete at Fort Totten

    An Army Reserve Center project was planned and executed to fully restore an Organizational Maintenance Shop (OMS) and Area Maintenance Support Activity (AMSA). The facility was constructed at the 2,100-personnel, Fort Totten Army Reserve Center, Fort Totten, New York, near New York City on Long Island.
  • Air Force Reserve earns kudos at end of year

    In the spring of 2016, the Air Force Reserve asked the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Louisville
  • 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.
  • 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

    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.
  • April

    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.
  • Operational Readiness Training Complex cuts ribbon

    A ribbon cutting ceremony was held in February for the Operational Readiness Training Complex located at Fort Hunter Liggett, California. The project was completed in March of 2017.
  • October

    Corps consults with City of Cincinnati on repair process after flood event

    The Corps of Engineers Louisville District is working with the City of Cincinnati to assess damages to a short section of the Duck Creek Levee System. The Duck Creek project was damaged by heavy rains from a storm that passed through the area on Aug. 28. Construction of the project was complete in 2011.
  • August

    Louisville District's dive deflector is USACE innovation of the year

    The project team for the Five Wicket Self-Supporting Dive Deflector was recently honored as a recipient of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Innovation of the Year Award.
  • Work surges ahead at Olmsted during low water season

    The stars have aligned for the Army Corps of Engineers Olmsted Locks and Dam project on the lower Ohio River at Olmsted, Illinois. The project team has leveraged optimal low water river conditions, mixed batches upon batches of concrete to make shells, and has activated all its workforce during the busiest year of construction. Funding has propelled the project forward.
  • April

    Honolulu Army Reserve Center project to get new roof

    Later this month, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will begin replacing the 30,000-square-foot roof on Turner Hall at Fort Shafter, Honolulu, Hawaii, for the 9th Mission Support Command.
  • Corps continues rehab work at Rough River Dam

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Louisville District is continuing work on the Dam Safety Rehabilitation project at Rough River Lake, Falls of Rough, Kentucky. Repairs are necessary to ensure the dam continues to function as it was designed.
  • Olmsted project is test site for AIS navigation aids

    The Olmsted Locks and Dam project, Olmsted, Illinois, is participating in the next wave of testing aids to navigation being transmitted by Automatic Identification System (AIS).
  • February

    Louisville District employees explain sound business practices

    The 2016 Federal Forum and Kentuckiana Post Small Business Workshop (SAME) was held in Louisville
  • In-house team designs Fort Sheridan Army Reserve Center

    The Fort Sheridan, Illinois, Army Reserve Center project design was developed by Louisville District
  • Green River Lake rangers receive field trip grant

    The Army Corps of Engineers Green River Lake, Campbellsville, Kentucky, is one of 186 federal sites