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Prescribed burn planned at Taylorsville Lake WMA; controlled fire to improve forest, grassland health

A portion of Taylorsville Lake Wildlife Management Area (WMA) is scheduled to be closed for two days in November for a prescribed burn south of Old Briar Ridge Road (KY 3228) in Spencer County. A prescribed burn is a controlled fire that improves forest and grassland health, thereby enhancing the habitat (including food sources) preferred by native wildlife. As part of an ongoing hardwood forest improvement...

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...

Virus has spread too much for contact tracing to contain, but tracing can help if people cooperate

By Lisa Gillespie Kentucky Health News In wide swaths of Kentucky, tracing the contacts of people with the coronavirus is no longer preventing its spread, because the spread has become too wide. Instead, it is, at best, slowing the disease rate. And many people don’t cooperate with the contact-tracing process. That’s according to several local health department officials, including Roanya...

Nine Ky. public school districts made third annual Advanced Placement Honor Roll

Fayette County Public Schools is among nine Kentucky public districts and more than 500 others nationwide and in Canada to make the third annual Advanced Placement District Honor Roll.   These districts were noted for simultaneously increasing access to AP course work while increasing the percentage of students earning scores of 3 or higher on AP exams. Achieving both goals is the ideal scenario...