Wednesday, December 2, 2009
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
CHRISTMAS CRAFT BAZAAR, Friday, Dec. 11, 2009, 1-5 p.m., at The Christian Care Center, 308 W. Maple Ave., Lancaster. If you would like to sell your crafts at the Bazaar, please contact Activity Director Melody Jones, 859-792-6844, ext. 308, or Theresa Long, ext. 303, ASAP. Tables will be provided and there is no charge to sell.
Saturday, November 7, 2009
“AUTUMN AFFAIR WITH THE ARTS” Saturday, Nov. 14th, 10 AM-4 PM, First Southern National Bank Community Room, Lancaster. Opportunity to view and purchase Local Fine Arts, Arts & Crafts, Novels & more. Sponsored by The Garrard County Arts Council. For additional information or to become an Arts Council member, e-mail email@example.com or contact Co-Presidents Kristin Long: 859-339-4522 or Jean Turner: 859-792-6632.
Sunday, November 1, 2009
Please check out this great 90 second promotional video. "It's Garrard County", first published on YouTube October 30th, 2009 and share it with your friends via E-Mail, Facebook, link to this website, etc.:
Written/Directed by: Nathan Mick (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Produced by: Park W. Young (www.parkerwyoung.com)
Saturday, October 3, 2009
Friday, October 2, 2009
John Calipari, University of Kentucky Basketball Coach, was guest speaker at the annual Chamber of Commerce Farm-City Banquet on Oct. 1st, 2009, at the Garrard County High School.
Photo by: http://www.parkerwyoung.com/.
Read transcript and view video from Channel 36 news: http://www.wtvq.com/news/394-cal-greets-uk-fans
Garrard County Central Record: http://www.garrardcentralrecord.com/archives/100809/default.html
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Sunday, September 13, 2009
The picturesque village of Paint Lick is located in eastern Garrard County on KY52; the community straddles Paint Lick Creek, which separates Madison and Garrard County.
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
The Rural Heritage Festival Chautauqua Brunch is Saturday, September 19th, 10:30 AM, Lancaster Christian Church Fellowship Hall, 211 Stanford St., Lancaster.
The brunch is sponsored by the Festival and the Chamber of Commerce in cooperation with the Kentucky Humanities Council.
Jim Sayre of Lawrenceburg portrays Abraham Lincoln for Kentucky Chautauqua and he will perform following the 10:30 AM brunch.
Kentucky Chautauqua – living history dramas that have now brought to life more than 50 figures from Kentucky’s past – is an exclusive program of the Kentucky Humanities Council Inc. Chautauqua characters have told their stories to nearly 500,000 people in every Kentucky County. Support for Kentucky Chautauqua is provided by a National Endowment for the Humanities We the People grant, the Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels, Lexington Fayette-Urban County Government, Peoples Bank & Trust Company of Hazard, Brown-Forman Corporation, Union College and Toyota Motor Manufacturing North America Inc.
The Kentucky Humanities Council is a non-profit Kentucky corporation affiliated with the National Endowment for the Humanities. It is not a state agency, but is a proud partner of the state’s tourism, arts and heritage cabinet. For information, visit www.kyhumanities.org. or call (859) 257-5932.
Tickets for the brunch are $20.00 per person. A limited number of brunch tickets are available, and may be purchased by calling Judy Adams, (859) 238-3946, Debbie Amsler, (859) 227-3274 or Kim Middleton, (859) 792-3026. (Tickets will be sold until Thursday, September 17th, or until they are sold out.)
In conjunction with the Paint Lick Village Festival, on Saturday, October 10, the Paint Lick Sportsman’s Club (PLSC) will hold its annual FISH FRY from 4 – 5:30 p.m.
Purchase tickets NOW for just $5, that’s a savings of $1.50 per ticket sold at the door!
Support the Paint Lick community and enjoy all-you-can-eat fried perch, PLSC’s famous recipe slaw, a side, hushpuppies, dessert, and choice of drink.
Tickets are $5 and on sale NOW at the following locations:
- First Southern National Bank (11647 Richmond Road, Paint Lick, KY)
- Copperhead Environmental Consulting, Inc. (11641 Richmond Road, Paint Lick, KY)
- For additional ticket vendors, call (859) 619-0334
Thursday, September 3, 2009
American Competitive Trail Horse Association’s Competitive Trail Ride Challenge comes to Garrard County on Saturday, October 17th.
Take a two to three hour ride along seven miles of trails with ten judged obstacles.
Overnight camping is available.
Overnight camping is available.
Over $525 in cash plus other prize awarded. Several divisions.
This ride benefits Rescue Horses and partial proceeds go to benefit The Garrard County 4-H Horse Program.
Hosted by: Meadowview Farm & TLC Stables, 1008 Hebron Rd., Lancaster, KY
For more information, call Shari Bivelacque: 859-339-4599 or visit: http://www.actha.us/.
To Sign-up, go to: http://www.actha.us/.
Saturday, August 29, 2009
"The Kentucky Heritage Landmark Corridor Quilt Trail provides an opportunity to enjoy the scenic, rural landscape of the area while exploring its history and heritage. You will travel through breathtaking terrain spotted by rolling farmlands and quaint National Register towns. Stop and marvel at the beautiful, vivid quilt squares, each with a different story—some on barns, some on downtown buildings or some free-standing.
"While traveling the trail, explore the numerous attractions of the area. Experience Pioneer, Revolutionary War and Civil War history. Marvel at the steep limestone cliffs and rugged canyons created millions of years ago by the flow of the Kentucky River Find that special, unique handcrafted gift to take back home. Visit the nation’s first commercial vineyard where you can see the original vines from 1794. Sample some of Kentucky’s finest gourmet and “down-home” cooking and get comfy in one of our beautiful bed and breakfasts.
"The trail goes through five counties—Boyle, Casey, Garrard, Jessamine and Lincoln—in the south-central region of Kentucky. These counties, with support from Tour Southeastern Kentucky (TOUR SEKY), a regional tourism initiative, welcome you and wish you happy trails through this scenic historic area." http://kyheritagequilttrail.com/about
For complete information about the trail that goes through Garrard County, visit: http://kyheritagequilttrail.com/trail/garrard
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
The Paint Lick Sportsmans Club holds well planned workshops and events throughout the year. Please check back often to view their current schedule and to see what you might be interested in.
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Curious about bat biology and conservation? Bats are social animals and often congregate in large numbers. Providing bat boxes offer bats additional roosting areas, or can often help to replace lost or degraded roosting sites. In this workshop, participants will learn basic bat biology, how to protect these native animals and how to construct a bat house for your yard. This workshop is free (bat box kits are $10 per member or $20 per non-member).
Location: Paint Lick Sportsman’s Club, 52 Hammock Alley, Paint Lick
Pre-registration is required. Call the PLSC president at 859-619-0334 to reserve your box(es).
Here’s the question: What could be more fun than slithering around muddy banks and getting filthy, staying up well past midnight, and playing with a flashlight? And the answer: frog gigging! This PLSC sponsored activity is an excellent what to introduce youth of all ages to the outdoors. Open to anyone 12 years of age or older, this activity is free. Youth under the 18 must be accompanied by a parent, or guardian over the age of 18. All participants need to bring is a gig, an inexpensive, multi-pronged fork available at most sporting goods stores that sell hunting and fishing licenses, nailed to an old broom handle, a flashlight and an onion sack. Participants should be prepared to wade into shallow weedy ponds and/or along the banks of Paint Lick Creek.
Participants will meet at the Paint Lick Sportsman’s Club, 52 Hammock Alley, Paint Lick at 9 p.m.
For more event information, contact the PLSC president at 859-619-0334.
Discover how to convert organic matter (food scraps and paper) into nature’s finest fertilizer. Find out how worms benefit the environment. During this workshop, vermicomposting is explained from set-up to harvest. This hands-on and fun activity demonstrates how worm harvesting can help to fertilize your plants while cutting down on household waste and conservation of water. Participants will meet the worms, construct their own mini-bin and learn how they can participate in nature’s organic recycling. The activity cost is just $20 for PLSC members or $30 for non-members. This cost includes a mini bin, starter colony of worms, and an owner’s manual. Bring a friend or family member along at no charge.
Location: Paint Lick Sportsman’s Club, 52 Hammock Alley, Paint Lick
Pre-registration is required. Call the PLSC president at 859-619-0334 to pre-register.
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
October 14th, 1862
Confederate forces under the command of Gen. John Hunt Morgan were fired upon with cannons on the morning of October 14th, 1862. Although there were no deaths, one Confederate was injured and as a result of his wounds, he died at his home in Mississippi.
For information and registration:
Visit website: http://battleoflancasterky.tripod.com/index.html
Phone: (859) 792-9694
Come join other pickers and grinners; bring your guitars, banjos, bass fiddles, mandolins, or any other instrument that is a favorite and join in on the fun and jam with us on Saturday, July 25 from 4 – 9 p.m. at the Paint Lick Sportsman’s Club, 52 Hammock Alley, Paint Lick. Scheduled entertainers include: Andy Blyth (aka Banjo Andy), Keith Combs, Lewis & Donna Lamb, and others. Come hungry; enjoy all-you-can eat finger-lickin’ BBQ pulled pork, fresh roasted corn, macaroni & cheese, green beans, slices of ice cold watermelon, choice of bread and beverage. Cost $10 per person, children under 5 free. Yard games, including corn hole, horseshoes, and badminton will be included in the evening’s entertainment. For more information, contact the Club’s President at 859-619-0334. Submitted by Deborah Messenger.
Sunday, June 28, 2009
The Governor William Owsley House Foundation Board, Garrard County Arts Council, and Lancaster Women's Club will host "Come Sit a Spell", a FREE jazz concert featuring the BAJA Jazz Ambassadors of Lexington on Saturday, August 8, 2009 on the lawn of the Owsley House, in Lancaster. Lawn opens at 4 PM, with food and alcohol sales opening at 5 PM. Concert will run from 6 - 8 PM. Grab a blanket and Come Sit a Spell! For more information, please call 859.254.4546 ext. 230 or visit http://bajazz.home.insightbb.com/. Submitted by Maggie Morris.
The Governor William Owsley House is located on Stanford Street, or Hwy 27, on the southside of Lancaster, on the right side of the street, just past Mariachi's Mexican Restaurant, on the left.
Sunday, June 14, 2009
Location: Garrard County Senior Citizens Parking lot, 153 Farra Drive, Lancaster. Turn right off Hwy 27 South, across from Mararchi's Mexican Restaurant.
Entrance fee: $15 before July 6th; $20 after July 6th
For registration form and additional information: Call 859-792-6603 and ask for Kittie or Sherry.
Monday, June 8, 2009
Tuesday, June 2, 2009
Friday, May 29, 2009
Whether you're new to fishing or need a refresher course on the sport, visit the Paint Lick Sportsman's Club on June 20th. This workshop will help you build the skills you need to be a proficient angler. Workshop will include indoor lessons on flies, rods, knots, and outdoor sessions on handling and casting, and an afternoon of fishing with a guide...
Location: Paint Lick Sportsmans Club, 52 Hammock Alley, Paint Lick
Admission: Free, open to the public.
Parking fee: $0.00
Event Phone: 859-619-0334
For complete event details, go to: http://eeinkentucky.org/net/content/go.aspx?s=83093.0.113.37933&mode=e&p=80453&EmailQueueID=2782
Saturday, May 9, 2009
Open to the public all year from sunrise to sunset for low impact activities like hiking, photography and bird watching. In order to protect unique habitats, visitors should stay on the trail at all times.
Enjoy the phacelia along the Kentucky River. Photo by Vicki Brooks. See Blue Eyed Marys up close. Photo by Ken Brooks. Wintry walk on a snow-covered day. Sally Brown is beautiful all four seasons of the year. Photo by Vicki Brooks.
For driving directions and detailed information see: //www.nature.org/wherewework/northamerica/states/kentucky/preserves/art10915.html
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
Kentucky's woodlands and pastures are home to a diversified group of song birds and raptors. Unfortunately, over the last 40 years, many of these species have experienced consistent annual population declines. On Wednesday, June 3 from 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. at the Paint Lick Sportsman’s Club (52 Hammock Alley, Paint Lick) learn how to implement a backyard stewardship project. This workshop will provide participants with the opportunity to construct an Eastern bluebird nesting box AND a barn owl nesting box. This workshop is free (nest box kits are $10 per Paint Lick Sportsman’s Club member or $25 for non-members). Pre-registration is required. For information or registration, call 859-925-9012.
Thursday, April 30, 2009
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Shari Bivelacque and Leslie Worley, left-right, two founders of the Garrard County Earth Day Festival, wave greetings.
Hosted by The Earth Angels and Community Hearth, Inc. ( T.E.A.C.H.), it was a full day of fun and learning for all ages: kids activities and crafts, vendors, farmers markets, food and entertainment including animal demonstrations, magic show, live music, workshops and environmental Exhibits. There was even a Recycled Hat Fashion Show with prizes.
T.E.A.C.H. plans to host again next year in April. Date will be listed on Community Calendar. See http://www.earthangelsky.org/ for further details.
Enjoy this year's photo album at: http://picasaweb.google.com/KarlaSefcak/EarthDayFestival42509?authkey=Gv1sRgCPr8ofixp5LGmgE#
Growing Garrard County, a Facebook Group started March 2009, dedicated to helping promote Garrard County and highlighting the strengths of our community; sharing positive ideas and feedback, providing information about upcoming events, and supporting people, organizations and projects helping to move Garrard County forward. (This is an open group. Anyone can join and invite others to join.)
Sunday, April 26, 2009
Owner Danna Tuggle welcomes you to The Wood Shack, where you will find beautiful Kentucky crafts, country and primitive furniture, red cedar outdoor furniture, flowers, and decor. Do you have a dream? Are you looking for a special piece of furniture or floral design? The Wood Shack can custom make it for you.
Location: 10357 Lexington Road, Lancaster, KY on Hwy. 27 at Junction 152
Hours: Mon - Sat: 9:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Marker for Kennedy Plantation & legendary cabin of Uncle Tom
Address: 656 Stanford Street (Hwy 27 south), Lancaster.