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Spring turkey season open

News Democrat Leader

Date: 4/23/2015 10:42:00 AM

Clay WMA in the Northeast Region and Taylorsville Lake WMA in the Bluegrass Region led their respective regions in the 2014 spring turkey harvest totals. Public Land Strategies: A general rule of thumb when it comes to hunting turkey on public lands during

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Kentucky Afield Outdoors: State five-year turkey harvest numbers at historic level

KY Forward

Date: 4/18/2015 12:13:00 AM

Clay WMA in the Northeast Region and Taylorsville Lake WMA in the Bluegrass Region led their respective regions in the 2014 spring turkey harvest totals. Public Land Strategies: A general rule of thumb when it comes to hunting turkey on public lands during

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Kentucky Afield Outdoors: Spring turkey season opens Saturday

Floyd County Times

Date: 4/16/2015 3:14:00 PM

Clay WMA in the Northeast Region and Taylorsville Lake WMA in the Bluegrass Region led their respective regions in the 2014 spring turkey harvest totals. Public Land Strategies: A general rule of thumb when it comes to hunting turkey on public lands during

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Toxic algae season approaches with new management tools

Courier-Journal

Date: 4/13/2015 11:52:00 AM

It involved studies conducted with federal agencies on Lake Harsha in Ohio and Taylorsville Lake south of Louisville. "NASA's role is encouraging," Goodmann said. "Part of what NASA will do is take ... historic data and help remove some of the atmospheric

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Ky. State Parks Offer Camping Discount in April, May

Middlesboro Daily News

Date: 3/26/2015 10:28:00 AM

The Kentucky State Parks have 31 campgrounds across the state. Campsites for horse camping are available at Carter Caves, Pennyrile Forest, Dale Hollow, Taylorsville Lake and Greenbo Lake. About a dozen campgrounds offer Wi-Fi service for a fee

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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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