olmsted lock and dam http://wkms.org en Paul Talks Gov't Shutdown, Olmsted Project During Western Ky. Visit http://wkms.org/post/paul-talks-govt-shutdown-olmsted-project-during-western-ky-visit <p>U.S. Sen. Rand Paul says he’s confident another partial federal government shutdown won’t occur when the stopgap deal that reopened the government expires in January.</p><p>Paul made his comments in Murray as he visited western Kentucky Monday, for a series of events.</p><p> Mon, 21 Oct 2013 21:28:30 +0000 John Null 35908 at http://wkms.org Paul Talks Gov't Shutdown, Olmsted Project During Western Ky. Visit USACE Official: Olmsted Project Headed for 'Catastrophe' Before $2.9B Authorization http://wkms.org/post/usace-official-olmsted-project-headed-catastrophe-29b-authorization <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A U.S. Army Corps of Engineers official says the Olmsted Locks and Dam Project near Paducah was headed toward a cost-and-scheduling “catastrophe” before the increased spending authorization was approved last night as a </span><a href="http://wkms.org/post/mcconnell-reid-deal-includes-3-billion-earmark-kentucky-project" style="line-height: 1.5;">part of the deal to reopen the federal government.&nbsp;</a></p><p></p><p> Thu, 17 Oct 2013 16:16:39 +0000 John Null 35806 at http://wkms.org USACE Official: Olmsted Project Headed for 'Catastrophe' Before $2.9B Authorization McConnell-Reid Deal Includes $3 Billion Earmark for Kentucky Project http://wkms.org/post/mcconnell-reid-deal-includes-3-billion-earmark-kentucky-project <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper inset" data-caption="U.S. Sen. Thu, 17 Oct 2013 11:48:50 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 35801 at http://wkms.org McConnell-Reid Deal Includes $3 Billion Earmark for Kentucky Project Whitfield Wants Details of Corps' Access Decision http://wkms.org/post/whitfield-wants-details-corps-access-decision <p></p><p></p><p>A Kentucky congressman is continuing his fight against the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ plan to restrict access to water near dams along the Cumberland River and its tributaries.</p><p>U.S. Representative Ed Whitfield sent three and a half pages of questions and document requests Monday&nbsp; to the Nashville Corps of Engineers commander and asked for a response by Friday. The letter asks for documents that led to the decision to restrict water access, relevant documents where the Corps obtained $2.6 million to install barricades and other information. Tue, 02 Apr 2013 12:01:50 +0000 Whitney Jones & The Associated Press 30042 at http://wkms.org Whitfield Wants Details of Corps' Access Decision Whitfield Weighs In on Restricted Fishing, PGPD, DOMA and MSU President Randy Dunn http://wkms.org/post/whitfield-weighs-restricted-fishing-pgpd-doma-and-msu-president-randy-dunn <p></p><p>Republican Kentucky Congressman Ed Whitfield (KY-01) visited WKMS this week to discuss many of his ongoing projects. You can hear the full interview above, or see a brief summary of topics below.</p><p></p><p><strong>Tail Water Fishing on Cumberland River:</strong></p> Fri, 29 Mar 2013 21:15:50 +0000 Chad Lampe 29952 at http://wkms.org Whitfield Weighs In on Restricted Fishing, PGPD, DOMA and MSU President Randy Dunn US Army Corps of Engineers Reviews Olmsted Lock and Dam Project http://wkms.org/post/us-army-corps-engineers-reviews-olmsted-lock-and-dam-project <p>Construction on the Olmsted Lock and Dam Project in Southern Illinois has been ongoing for 20 years, 13 years over schedule. Now a completion date is set for 2026. The final cost of the project will be almost 4 times the initial estimate. Shelly Baskin spoke with Project Engineer Richard Schipp on the problems plaguing the project and what lies ahead for the site.</p> Fri, 20 Apr 2012 23:35:00 +0000 Shelly Baskin 17716 at http://wkms.org US Army Corps of Engineers Reviews Olmsted Lock and Dam Project Olmsted Lock and Dam Project Closing in on 20 Years http://wkms.org/post/olmsted-lock-and-dam-project-closing-20-years <p>Construction on the Olmsted Lock and Dam Project in Southern Illinois has been ongoing for 20 years, 13 years over schedule. Now a completion date is set for 2026.&nbsp; Some of the delays are from construction techniques not quite suited for the swift current in that part of the Ohio River.&nbsp; Project Engineer Richard Schipp says other delays are man-made&hellip;</p> Thu, 19 Apr 2012 21:23:58 +0000 Shelly Baskin 17700 at http://wkms.org Olmsted Lock and Dam Project Closing in on 20 Years