Ohio River $1 Million in Capital Funds Released for Cairo Port Project By Brad Palmer • 17 hours ago File A southern Illinois lawmaker is heralding what he calls a key investment in the future economic development of the region. State Senator Dale Fowler of Harrisburg says a million dollars in capital funding has been released for the proposed river port terminal in Cairo. 30 Years Later, The Olmsted Locks And Dam Project Is Complete By Benjy Jeffords • Aug 30, 2018 LouisvilleUSACE/Flickr / LouisvilleUSACE/Flickr Listen Listening... / 1:17 30 Years Later The Olmsted Lock And Dam Is Complete There are around 200 locks in the rivers across the nation. Most of them are decades old and needing replaced. Two of them were officially replaced after taking 30 years to complete. Olmsted Locks and Dam Ribbon Cutting Set for Thursday By Brad Palmer • Aug 29, 2018 U.S. Army Corps of Engineers The most expensive inland waterway project in U.S. history is set to open later this year. A ceremonial ribbon cutting at the Olmsted Locks and Dam in southern Illinois is scheduled for Thursday. Ribbon Cutting Scheduled for Olmsted Locks and Dam Project By Brad Palmer • Jun 11, 2018 A ceremonial ribbon cutting 30 years in the making is scheduled for late summer in southern Illinois. The ceremony at Olmsted Locks and Dam near the confluence of the Mississippi, Ohio, Tennessee and Cumberland Rivers will take place on August 29th. Officials Identify Body of Woman Found in Ohio River By The Associated Press • May 15, 2016 Officials say a woman whose body was found in the Ohio River a day after two other bodies were recovered has been identified. (Update: 3rd Body Found) Decomposed Bodies Found Floating in Ohio River By The Associated Press • May 13, 2016 Second Update: Authorities say one of three bodies found in Ohio River was shot in the back of the head. Daviess County Sheriff's Dept. says the body also had ligature marks around the neck. IDPH Issues Warning About Potential Toxins in Ohio River By Associated Press • Sep 30, 2015 Illinois Dept. of Public Health Visitors to the Ohio River in southern Illinois are being cautioned about potential toxins from blue-green algae. Critics Question Olmsted Project Cost By Illinois Radio Network • Sep 29, 2014 U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Illinois congressmen are criticizing the long-delayed Olmsted lock and dam project.