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Jefferson County subdivision plan worries neighboring Spencer

Insider Louisville

Date: 5/9/2018 10:17:00 AM

Long Run Creek Properties, of Louisville, announced two years ago a proposal to develop 274 acres that front Taylorsville Lake Road. It refreshed the plans last fall as Insider reported. The development could ultimately mean the addition of 824 new homes

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Kentucky Afield Outdoors: Deciphering the white bass runs this spring

The Times-Tribune

Date: 4/24/2018 1:14:00 AM

Water temperatures are in the low 50s in most reservoirs and streams across Kentucky. Anglers fishing the headwaters of Taylorsville Lake found rewarding, but sporadic, fishing over the last week. “Last Thursday, I took home six white bass, but on Friday

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Possible drowning at Taylorsville Lake


Date: 4/5/2018 12:50:00 PM

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Rescue crews are searching for a possible drowning victim at Taylorsville Lake in Spencer County. Around 10 a.m. Friday, a 911 call was received reporting that a man had fallen overboard into the lake. Fire, EMS, police and dive

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Artisan Kitchen: Second Location Opening In Murray, KY

Artisan Kitchen

Date: 3/27/2018

Artisan Kitchen is excited to announce it will be opening a new location in the Olympic Plaza at 506 North 12th Street in Murray, KY. Renovations on the location will be beginning shortly, with an opening date scheduled for mid to late summer. Long time restaurant partners, David Jones and Karla Lawrence who also own

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New Fishing Regulations for 2018

Portsmouth Daily Times

Date: 2/16/2018 7:02:17 AM

New special regulations for blue and channel catfish on Barren River Lake mirror similar regulations on Taylorsville Lake in Anderson, Spencer and Nelson counties, Fishtrap Lake in Pike County and Dewey Lake in Floyd County. For blue and channel catfish 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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