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Alexander Plans to Delay Army Corps of Engineers

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U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander of Tennessee is promising to delay the Army Corps of Engineers from restricting access near Cumberland River dams and says he might even restrict their funds. Alexander is the senior Republican on the Senate Appropriations Committee's Subcommittee on Energy and Water, which has jurisdiction over the Corps.

Tennessee and Kentucky anglers say dams are popular fishing spots because bait fish get trapped and attract larger fish that make for a good catch. But Corps officials say boating too close to the spillways is a safety risk. The Corps is planning to put barriers that would prevent fisherman from getting too close to the dams later this year.

Whitney grew up listening to Car Talk to and from her family’s beach vacation each year, but it wasn’t until a friend introduced her to This American Life that radio really grabbed her attention. She is a recent graduate from Union University in Jackson, Tenn., where she studied journalism. When she’s not at WKMS, you can find her working on her backyard compost pile and garden, getting lost on her bicycle or crocheting one massive blanket.
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