US Army Corps of Engineers

Government
11:16 am
Thu October 17, 2013

USACE Official: Olmsted Project Headed for 'Catastrophe' Before $2.9B Authorization

Credit Courtesy: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

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 part of the deal to reopen the federal government. 

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Environment
7:01 am
Tue April 2, 2013

Whitfield Wants Details of Corps' Access Decision

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.

U.S. Representative Ed Whitfield sent three and a half pages of questions and document requests Monday  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.

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Politics
4:15 pm
Fri March 29, 2013

Whitfield Weighs In on Restricted Fishing, PGPD, DOMA and MSU President Randy Dunn

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.

Tail Water Fishing on Cumberland River:

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Society
7:39 am
Wed February 27, 2013

Paducah Continues Floodwall Rehabilitation

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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.

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.

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Environment
12:18 pm
Thu January 10, 2013

Grand Rivers Hosts Water Restriction Meeting

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.

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Local Government
8:30 am
Wed July 18, 2012

Paducah Commission Approves Floodwall Letter of Intent

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The City of Paducah will submit a letter of intent to the US Army Corps of Engineers to support the city floodwall’s rehabilitation. 

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