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3/28/2017
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5017 Taylorsville Lake Rd

garrettsrealty.com

Date: 3/18/2017 4:00:00 PM

Mostly wooded tract with long frontage on Taylorsville Lake Rd and a private access drive shared with an adjoining tract. Several smooth and easy homesites. One big old barn (a barn wood resource) and hundreds of larger trees. Very secluded

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Water Resources Outlook (March 2017)

NWS Southeast River Forecast Center

Date: 3/16/2017

Water Resources Outlook (March

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TAYLORSVILLE LAKE STATE PARK, KY

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Date: 3/10/2017 4:00:00 PM

Taylorsville Lake State Park is a favorite of both wranglers and anglers. The park sits on 3,050-acre Taylorsville Lake, where anglers can vie for bass, bluegill and crappie. The 1,200-acre park encompasses some of the most beautiful riding country around

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TAYLORSVILLE LAKE STATE PARK, KY

kentuckystateparks.reserveamerica.com

Date: 3/7/2017 4:00:00 PM

Taylorsville Lake State Park is a favorite of both wranglers and anglers. The park sits on 3,050-acre Taylorsville Lake, where anglers can vie for bass, bluegill and crappie. The 1,200-acre park encompasses some of the most beautiful riding country around

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Spencer Co. High School baseball player killed in crash

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Date: 3/6/2017 11:54:00 AM

The crash occurred around 9:30 p.m. on Lakeview Drive, south of Taylorsville Lake. Joseph Taylor Sheeley, of Mount Eden, was in a 1998 Toyota Camry that ran off the road, crashed into a mailbox and overturned, according to Kentucky State Police

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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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