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Big swath of former farmland in East End sells for $3.5 million

The Business Journal

Date: 11/23/2015 2:29:00 PM

The properties are east of the intersection of Taylorsville Road and Taylorsville Lake Road. These purchases add onto other properties in that general area already owned by Long Run Creek. Those properties are located on Eastwood Fisherville Road and on

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Region 1 tourney Saturday at Kuttawa

Marshall County Tribune-Courier

Date: 10/27/2015 1:00:00 AM

Louisville St. Xavier won the Region 2 title at Taylorsville Lake, while Taylor County took the Region 3 championship at Lake Cumberland. Thirteen boats qualified to advance to the state tournament from Region 2 and 14 from Region 3. The excitement shown

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Outdoors | Remembering Charles Floyd


Date: 10/11/2015 1:10:00 AM

The Dr. James R. Rich Wildlife Management Area is in Owen County. Details at » Taylorsville Lake and Big Bone Lick state parks will host three orienteering races Oct. 23-25. Big Bone Lick in Boone County will host the Oct. 23 event

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Kentucky Orienteering Adventures set for

KY Forward

Date: 10/9/2015 10:48:00 AM

The first, on Oct. 23, will be at Big Bone Lick State Historic Site in Boone County. Two races will be held Oct. 24-25 at Taylorsville Lake State Park in Taylorsville. This inaugural event is part of the Kentucky Outdoor Adventure Games. “In the past

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Waterfowlers have additional days in September

Middlesboro Daily News

Date: 9/24/2015 12:44:00 PM

In central Kentucky, teal also use Green River, Salt River and Kentucky River as well as Taylorsville Lake and Cedar Creek Lake. Teal fly fast and close to the water. They can be difficult to identify on the wing because of their small size and erratic flight

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• Length: 75 Miles
• Surface Area: 3,050 Acres
• Volume: 86,440 Acre Feet
• Drainage Area: 352 Square Miles
Taylorsville Lake is a 3,050-acre (1,230 ha) artificial lake or reservoir located mainly in Spencer County, Kentucky. Construction by the United States Army Corps of Engineers started in 1974, and flooding began in 1983. The total cost of the lake was $103 million. It is about 18.5 miles (29.8 km) long. Backwater areas of the lake are also located in Nelson County and Anderson County.
The dam is located on Salt River, and it is estimated that it has prevented more than $30.5 million in flood damages since it became operational. The lake is named for Taylorsville, the county seat of Spencer County, and today serves as a major economic source for Spencer County, as well as a popular fishing area. Taylorsville Lake State Park occupies a portion of the lake's northern shore.

The lake's water is murky year round and contains a large amount of silt washed down from agricultural runoff up river. During the lake's creation there was a large amount of standing timber in the lake that still remains today. This timber provides cover for much of the lake's wildlife.
On weekends with good weather the lake is usually fairly crowded, especially around holidays. Boaters new to the lake should use caution when leaving the river channel that runs through the lake due to standing timber that can sometimes be just under the water surface. The 2 most popular boat ramps found in the northwestern part of the lake are Settlers Trace and Possum Ridge also known as the State Park Ramp. There are two smaller boat ramps upstream, Chowning Lane and Van Buren. There is a small waterskiing course on the lake. Waterskiing, wakeboarding, tubing, jet skiing, and fishing are popular on the lake. Due to the lake's popularity and proximity to a major city (the closest large lake to Louisville) fishing pressure on the lake is high which can make fishing difficult. Fishing with jugs for catfish is a common sight.
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