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Art Lander’s Outdoors: Taylorsville Lake one of Kentucky’s most popular recreational resevoirs

Editor’s Note: This is the first article in a series about Kentucky’s major resevoirs In part because of its close proximity to Kentucky’s largest metropolitan area, Taylorsville Lake is arguably central Kentucky’s most popular reservoir. Located about 25 miles southeast of Louisville in Spencer, Anderson, and Nelson Counties, Taylorsville Lake offers excellent fishing and is a convenient...

Testing, contact tracing planned to thwart spread of virus as economy reopens in Kentucky

By Melissa Patrick Kentucky Health News As Kentucky begins to reopen its economy, increased testing and contact tracing are the primary lines of defense to suppress a resurgence of the coronavirus and its covid-19 disease. Gov. Andy Beshear says the state is more than able to do the recommended 2 percent of testing that is called for in White House guidance to reopen the economy, which amounts to almost...

Road opening in Anderson County along Salt River benefits anglers fishing at Taylorsville Lake

A portion of Old River Road paralleling the Salt River in Anderson County opens this Saturday (March 7) to anglers wishing to fish the headwaters of Taylorsville Lake for the spring white bass run. As spring nears and water temperatures approach the low 50s, white bass will “run” from downstream up into the headwaters to spawn, providing fast and exciting fishing action. The gated accesses at Palmer...

Additional fishing access opens at Taylorsville Lake WMA; road opening along Salt River benefits anglers

A portion of River Road paralleling the Salt River in Anderson County is now open to anglers wishing to fish the headwaters of Taylorsville Lake for the spring white bass run. The gated accesses at Palmer Road and Old River Road off KY 44 at Taylorsville Lake Wildlife Management Area (WMA) will remain open from daylight until dark into summer, except for closures during the youth-only and general spring...

Portion of Anderson County highway renamed in honor of fallen trooper Chrisman

At a ceremony Monday, Kentucky Highway 326 (Ninevah Road) in Anderson County was renamed in honor of Kentucky State Police Trooper Eric Keith Chrisman, who was killed in the line of duty. Chrisman tragically lost his life in a car crash on June 23, 2015 while responding to a reckless driving complaint in Livingston County. KSP Commissioner Rick Sanders spoke at the ceremony sharing how important it...

Beaver Lake parking lot in Anderson County closing for repaving project

A grading and repaving project on the main boat ramp parking lot at Beaver Lake in Anderson County is underway, impacting the parking for users of the ramp. “We ask anglers and boaters use the overflow parking area across Beaver Lake Road from the ramp,” said David Baker, Central Fisheries District biologist for the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources. The project started a few...

Bluegrass ADD board resolute against sanctions that ‘plow up old ground’ about issues already resolved

By Judy Clabes KyForward editor In a specially called meeting, the Bluegrass Area Development District executive committee voted unanimously Wednesday to appeal the state’s order to repay $898,000 in “disallowed” costs for federal workforce programs from 2010-13. After hearing reports from attorneys John Gay and Jeff Walther about options related to next steps, the board also authorized BGADD’s...

When Failure Leads to Success: Students learning ‘it’s OK to mess up’ but not to give up

Amelia Turner throws away a piece of paper on which she had written about a time she felt like a failure.The exercise was part of Jane Thompson’s fourth-grade project on mindset and failure at Emma B. Ward Elementary School in Anderson County. (Photo by Amy Wallot)   By Susan Riddell Special to KyForward   As students in Jane Thompson’s fourth-grade class recently finished their assignment,...