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OUTDOORS: Kentucky has record deer harvest

Leaf Chronicle

Date: 1/30/2016 4:28:00 PM

Taylorsville Lake WMA 117, and Lake Cumberland WMA 111. In neighboring Christian County, the deer harvest consisted of 1,678 bucks (1,478 antlered) and 1,605 does. Gun hunters harvested 2,398 deer, archery hunters 460, muzzleloading hunters 348 and

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Neighbors oppose huge Fisherville project

Courier-Journal

Date: 1/28/2016 2:45:00 PM

The residents have retained preservation legal specialist Steve Porter to represent them in opposing the nearly 1,400-lot subdivision called Covington By the Park to be developed near Floyds Fork and along Taylorsville Lake Road. The partners then filed

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Major housing, retail project planned in southeastern Jefferson County

The Business Journal

Date: 1/13/2016 4:32:00 AM

A major housing and retail project called Covington by the Park is planned in far southeastern Jefferson County, along Taylorsville Lake Road near Fisherville. Louisville-based Run Creek Properties wants to develop 450 acres into a conservation subdivision

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Taylorsville Lake State Park

facebook.com

Date: 12/29/2015 4:00:00 PM

In over 30 years of primitive camping throughout the Midwest I have never run across such loud, rude and obnoxious fellow campers in my entire life. I have never had to go talk to another campsite about their behavior and especially at 2 am. Here I had to

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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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• 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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