Johnson County, KY Section 202 Flood Risk Management Project

Louisville District
Published Jan. 9, 2024

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Louisville District is working in close coordination with the Johnson County Fiscal Court and City of Paintsville officials on the Section 202 Johnson County Flood Risk Management Project, which is intended to reduce flood risk for the city of Paintsville, Kentucky. 

Quarterly public meetings will be held throughout the year to update the City and County residents of the project status. Once Rights of Entry (ROE) have been obtained for certain properties, residents can expect to see USACE and/or subcontractors accessing those properties in the next few months to conduct some additional investigations. We appreciate everyone’s help and look forward to meeting with everyone to answer any questions you may have. -In the interim any questions or comments about the ongoing study can be sent to:

*Project update as of Nov. 4, 2022:
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Louisville District awarded a $10.8 million contract for construction services for the Johnson County Phase 2 project, which includes construction of the Paintsville east levee and west floodwall. Phase 2 was awarded Nov. 4, 2022, to Aspen Construction Company out of Hackensack, Minnesota.


Public Meeting information:
The Johnson County Fiscal Court, in coordination with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Louisville District, hosted an informational in-person public meeting Sept. 18, 2023.
During the meeting, USACE provided a construction update of the Paintsville Phase II East/West Floodwall Flood Risk Management project. Louisville District staff was also  available to answer any questions about the project following the presentation.
The next public meeting will be held in spring 2024.
Project Resources:
-NORTH TOUR: The pre-recorded google earth tour of the project can be seen by clicking here.  
-SOUTH TOUR: The pre-recorded google earth tour of the project can be seen by clicking here.  
-Additional documents coming soon
*If you are looking for a document that you cannot locate on this page, please email

Louisville District Public Affairs
Project Delivery Team