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Roundup: Hounds crack into win column

Statesville Record & Landmark

Date: 4/10/2014 6:47:00 PM

Berg gave up four runs on three hits and two walks. He registered three strikeouts. TAYLORSVILLE — Lake Norman got the better of Mooresville and league-leading North Lincoln by one shot Wednesday in a conference match at Brushy Mountain Golf Club

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Project will prevent backups on Taylorsville Road


Date: 3/28/2014 9:47:00 AM

Pegasus Transportation Inc.'s trucks make about 150 trips a day through the intersection of Taylorsville and Taylorsville Lake roads, backing up traffic as they wait to continue straight toward their business. During peak hours, the trucks can

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Camping Discount Offered for Kentucky State Parks

Date: 3/22/2014 4:14:00 PM

The Kentucky State Parks have 31 campgrounds across the state. Campsites for horse camping are available at Carter Caves ... About a dozen campgrounds offer Wi-Fi service for a fee. All state park campgrounds have sites with water and electric hookups

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Camping Discount Offered for Kentucky State Parks

Date: 3/22/2014 10:10:00 AM

FRANKFORT, Ky. (3/22/14) — Kentucky State Parks are offering a weekday camping deal in April and May – pay for one night and get the second night free Sunday through Thursday. To get the discount, campers need to make online reservations (look for the

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Camping Discount Offered for Kentucky State Parks

Date: 3/17/2014 9:19:00 AM

FRANKFORT, Ky. (3/22/14 ... April 25-27. Many parks will be holding special events for campers that weekend. The Kentucky State Parks have 31 campgrounds across the state. Campsites for horse camping are available at Carter Caves, Pennyrile Forest

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• Surface Area: 3,050 Acres
• Shoreline: 75 Miles
• 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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