US Army Corps of Engineers http://wkms.org en 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 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 Paducah Continues Floodwall Rehabilitation http://wkms.org/post/paducah-continues-floodwall-rehabilitation <p></p><p>The City of Paducah is continuing its plans to rehabilitate its floodwall. The mayor and city commissioners passed an ordinance Tuesday for a design agreement with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.</p><p>The city says the corps released a feasibility report in 2010 outlining a series of projects to improve the wall’s reliability and to restore its system performance, which includes updates to the floodwall’s 12 pump stations. The entire rehabilitation is estimated to cost $20 million. The design phase is expected to cost $600,000, with the city paying $150,000 of that sum. Wed, 27 Feb 2013 13:39:43 +0000 Casey Northcutt 28607 at http://wkms.org Paducah Continues Floodwall Rehabilitation Grand Rivers Hosts Water Restriction Meeting http://wkms.org/post/grand-rivers-hosts-water-restriction-meeting <p></p><p>The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers hosts a public meeting tonight in Grand Rivers to discuss and answer questions about water restrictions around dams on the Cumberland River and its tributaries. The Corps announced in December that it would restrict all water access above or below 10 dams including one on Lake Barkley because the areas are dangerous. Thu, 10 Jan 2013 18:18:48 +0000 Whitney Jones 26624 at http://wkms.org Grand Rivers Hosts Water Restriction Meeting Paducah Commission Approves Floodwall Letter of Intent http://wkms.org/post/paducah-commission-approves-floodwall-letter-intent <p>The City of Paducah will submit a letter of intent to the US Army Corps of Engineers to support the city floodwall&rsquo;s rehabilitation.&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 18 Jul 2012 13:30:24 +0000 Gary Pitts 19394 at http://wkms.org Paducah Commission Approves Floodwall Letter of Intent