Olmstead lock and dam

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  One of the busiest shipping channels on the Ohio River has halted traffic through the weekend due to aging locks and dam in west Kentucky.

Courtesy: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

President Barack Obama's proposed 2014 federal budget would give the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ $163 million dollars for the Olmsted Locks and Dam project. The budget still needs to be authorized by congress. Corps of Engineers spokesman Jon Fleshman said finishing the projects as soon as possible is a priority.

Army Corps of Engineers

The Army Corps of Engineers is ahead of schedule with its construction of the Olmsted Locks and Dam project. The Corps placed five concrete shells for the dam so far in 2012, and expects to finish a sixth by the end of the year. Previously workers have only completed 4 shells per year.

Ohio River Drowning Victim Identified

Jul 19, 2012
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The Ballard County Coroner's office has released the name of a man who died in a boating accident Tuesday near Olmstead lock and dam.