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Resort properties, land in Taylorsville Lake development set for sealed bid offering

Yahoo Finance

Date: 9/22/2016 12:16:00 PM

TAYLORSVILLE, Ky., Sept. 22, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The Edgewater Resort, consisting of home sites, rental cottages and land on Taylorsville Lake, is being offered in a lender-directed sealed bid sale of a leasehold interest in property in the Lakeside

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Taylorsville Lake offers boating, fishing fun

Central Kentucky News

Date: 9/6/2016 11:30:00 PM

Are you suffering from a lack of burnt shoulders, a lack of windswept hair and the lack of a large body of water ripe for good fishing and powerboat riding? Then travel on over to Taylorsville Lake State Park, conveniently located between Louisville and

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New Taylorsville lake tourney trail meeting

Date: 9/4/2016 5:00:00 PM

We will going over the process of the tourney on sept 24th , taking memberships , talking future plans , and possible special benefit tourney for a member , open floor for ideas for upcoming seasons and events & what you think could make our tourney trail

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Taylorsville Lake State Park

Date: 8/25/2016 12:36:49 PM

Hiking Project is built by hikers like you. Share what you know about this area with the community. Hiking Project is built by hikers like you. Share what you know about this area with the community

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Taylorsville Lake Reports?

Date: 8/24/2016 5:00:00 PM

After a long summer of many hours of overtime at work, I'm finally getting ready to get back into the swing of things. I haven't wetted a line in almost 3 months. My brother and I have done some upgrades on the boat and we are ready to feel that thump again

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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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