Welcome to Garrard County, a growing but still country-friendly community of 17,000 that remembers and celebrates its rich pioneer history and cultural heritage. Garrard County is located in Central Kentucky’s beautiful Bluegrass Region, south of Lexington, on Highway 27. Lancaster, population 4,300, is the county seat; 30 miles from Lexington.


Please like us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/VisitGarrardCountyKentucky and https://www.facebook.com/PartyOnTheSquareLancasterKentucky and have county updates posted to your home page; and visit our sister blog at http://beautifygarrardcounty.blogspot.com/ for more news of Garrard County.

(Updated April 20, 2012)

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Garrard County sees 19 new, expanded businesses in 2009

Garrard County Grows in 2009... Business year highlighted in Danville's Advocate Messenger. Please click on following link for complete story: http://www.amnews.com/stories/2009/12/01/bus.676661.sto

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Have Fun Shopping...

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

Local Fine Arts, Arts & Crafts, Novels & more...

“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 garrardcounty.artscouncil@gmail.com or contact Co-Presidents Kristin Long: 859-339-4522 or Jean Turner: 859-792-6632.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Meet the Folks of Garrard County

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 (nathan.mick@gmail.com)

Produced by: Park W. Young (www.parkerwyoung.com)

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Visit Garrard County Kentucky Facebook Page

Garrard County Tourism now linked to Facebook via Visit Garrard County Kentucky fan page. Become fan and have Garrard County news updates posted on your home page. For complete story, read:

Friday, October 2, 2009

Chamber of Commerce Farm-City Banquet 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

Danville Advocate-Messenger:http://www.amnews.com/stories/2009/10/02/gar.500873.sto

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Paint Lick VillageFest October 10th

The Annual Paint Lick VillageFest will begin at 10 a.m. this year…

There will be no fee to set up a booth and vendors can set up on the Sportsman's Club grounds (in Paint Lick) on a first-come, first-served basis (beg. at 8 a.m.) with a limit of a 20x20 space to allow for as many vendors as possible. Yard sale and flea market items are acceptable, but we'll also have crafts, jewelry, and antiques.

We'll have free activities for children, live music, and opportunities to meet and greet new and old friends.

Inside the Sportsman's Clubhouse, the Friends of Paint Lick will hold a soup-bean lunch (also known as dinner in the country) from 11 a.m. until we run out. Menu includes soup beans, hot dogs, chips, desserts, and drinks.

There will be a Fish Fry from 4-5:30 PM. (For details, see listed on this blog) Events: October 2009: Paint Lick Sportsman's Club's Annual Fish Fry October 10th.

Friends of Paint Lick also will hold a raffle inside the clubhouse; selling tickets until about 3 p.m. at which time we'll hold the drawings outside.

If you have any questions or want to help, please e-mail me, Rita Fox, at: rfox58@windstream.net.
The FOPL phone number is 859-925-2417 (open 10-3 on Tues-Thurs-Fri).
Submitted by Rita Fox, Board member, Friends of Paint Lick, Inc.

For additional information, please see "Count Down to VillageFest '09":http://paintlickfriends.wordpress.com/

Sunday, September 13, 2009

The Village of Paint Lick


Become a follower and learn about Paint Lick's rich Garrard County heritage.

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.

For information phone: Friends of Paint Lick, 859-925-2417. Open: 10 AM-3 PM /Tues., Thurs., Fri.


Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Kentucky Chautauqua presents: Abraham Lincoln: “I, too, am a Kentuckian”

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.

Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865) was born on a farm in what is now LaRue County, KY. When he was 7, his family moved Indiana, and later Illinois.

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.)

Paint Lick Sportsman’s Club Annual Fish Fry October 10th


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

Brass Band Concert

The Advocate Brass Band of Danville, Kentucky, will give a concert at the Governor William Owsley House in Lancaster on Sunday, September 27th, starting at 4:30 p.m. The concert is sponsored by the Advocate Messenger of Danville.

The band will be playing marches as well as other popular music scored for brass instruments.

There is no admission charge. Please bring a folding chair or blanket and a picnic dinner to enjoy if you'd like. This is going to be a lovely community gathering and we hope to see you there.

The St. William Catholic Youth Group will be selling drinks and pastries.

Address: 656 Stanford Street (Hwy 27 south), Lancaster.
If you have questions, please call: 859-792-2500

Competitive Trail Challenge

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.

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

Barn Quilt Trail

Follow the Kentucky Heritage Landmark Corridor Quilt Trail as it winds through our historical county seat of Lancaster and over our beautiful country roads.

"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

Remember the PLSC Spinners, Flies & Lures Workshop June 20th?

Well, the workshop was a sucess and here are some happy participants holding up their catch...

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.

Location: Paint Lick Sportsmans Club, 52 Hammock Alley, Paint Lick
Information concerning up-coming workshops and events: 859-619-0334

Tree House Dining

Eating in Nina Ridge Country Store's back dining room is like being in a tree house...

My friend Deborah Messenger and I recently enjoyed dining at Nina Ridge Country Store. Deborah had ham, pototoes and cooked cabbage and I had "my usual" hamburger and spicy fries. (Freda's a great cook and there's always a variety of dishes but I LOVE those spicy fries!)
View from our window: top of giant American Chestnut tree and holler below.

Directions to Nina Ridge Country Store and pictures from inside the main dining room are on our blog under Catagories: Restaurants, Nina Ridge Country Store.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Bat Basics

Bat Basics Workshop hosted by Paint Lick Sportsman's Club Wednesday, September 2nd, 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.

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).

Frog Gigging

Frog Gigging hosted by Paint Lick Sportsman's Club August 22nd, starting at 9 p.m.

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.

Worm Wonders

Vermicomposting Workshop hosted by Paint Lick Sportsmans's Club Wednesday, August 5th, 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.

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

Civil War Reenactment Weekend

1st Annual Battle of Lancaster, October 2-4

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
E-mail: emteater@yahoo.com

Bluegrass and BBQ – July 25, 4 – 9 p.m.

Sponsored by Paint Lick Sportsman's Club...

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

Jazz Concert August 8th

BAJA Jazz Ambassadors to perform at Owsley House...

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

Car Show In July

1st Annual Senior Citizens & Adult Day Care Car Show, July 10th, 6-9 pm.

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

Car Show in June

Christian Care Center Car Show, Saturday, June 13, 10 am-2 pm.
Location: Christian Care Center Parking Lot, 308 West Maple Ave., Lancaster.
No fee to show.
For information, contact Melody Jones, 859-339-4502

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Miss Kentucky Teen America 2009 Katie Himes to sing at Party on the Square

Please join us on Friday night June 19th, 7-10 PM, at The Party on the Square... Great evening of family fun... Everything free...

We're thanking those who participated in our third annual Anti-Litter/Beautifcation Campaign and inviting all of our friends and neighbors to join us. Free all-beef hotdogs, drinks, desserts, popcorn. Games, crafts for the kids, prizes & give-aways. Music, line-dancing, sing-along. Bring a lawn chair, come on out and have a great time.
Location: Town Square, City of Lancaster, Hwy 27, 30 miles south of Lexington.
Time: 7-10 PM
Annual event: 3rd Friday each June
Additional information: Phone 859-792-6704, e-mail garrardtourism@gmail.com, or visit http://www.beautifygarrardcounty.blogspot.com/.

Friday, May 29, 2009

Spinners, Flies & Lures

Workshop on Saturday June 20th, 1-4 p.m, at the Paint Lick Sportsman’s Club...

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

Sally Brown Nature Preserve

Hike Sally Brown, one of three nature preserves in Garrard County...

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

Feathered Friends Workshop June 3rd

Song birds and raptors...

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

Uncle Tom's Cabin Project

Report in Danville Advocate-Messenger

Many of the logs for the replica of Uncle Tom’s Cabin came from a house on Danville Street, Lancaster, that was torn down in 2008 by the Lancaster Church of Christ, and stored at Feldman Lumber Company until being moved to current site. Above right, the drawing by Tim Scott of Garrard County shows what the replica of Uncle Tom's Cabin will look like.

Please click on following link and read The Advocate-Messenger's article of April 30th, regarding history and reconstruction of Uncle Tom's Cabin: http://www.amnews.com/public_html/?module=displaystory&story_id=49780&format=html
Portion of above article reprinted in USA Today's May 12th Travel/Destinations : http://www.usatoday.com/travel/destinations/2009-05-12-kentucky-uncle-toms-cabin_N.htm

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Fourth Annual Earth Day Festival

A Day of Family Fun at Garrard County Fair Grounds 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#

Facebook Group

Growing Garrard County

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

Wood Shack

The Wood Shack, The Country Shop "In the Country"

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.
Phone: 859-548-2518
E-Mail: thewoodshack@windstream.net

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Uncle Tom's Cabin restoration discussed on Youtube

Click on following link to watch Youtube discussion of history and restoration of Uncle Tom's Cabin: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0X-g_9-sHWk

Marker for Kennedy Plantation & legendary cabin of Uncle Tom

Location: Garrard County Kentucky

Uncle Tom's Cabin to be Restored

Logs moved to site

Thursday, April 16th, was an exciting day in Lancaster, KY. The logs to reconstruct Uncle Tom's cabin were delivered to the Gov. William Owsley House. Some of the logs are about 250 years old. It is hoped that this building project will be completed by the end of summer 09. Please visit link that follows to view delivery. Pictures taken in sequence and make an interesting slide show. http://picasaweb.google.com/garysefcak/UncleTomSCabinArrives41609?authkey=Gv1sRgCJbYwoi1-anp9wE

Owsley House on left. Uncle Tom's cabin will be reconstructed between back of Owsley House and building on right.

Address: 656 Stanford Street (Hwy 27 south), Lancaster.

Smith's Restaurant

A favorite place to meet for breakfast and lunch.

Smith's Restuarant is located on The Square, in downtown Lancaster. It's almost impossible to find a place to park in the lot in front of Smith's at breakfast or lunch time but don't let this scare you. You know what they say, pick a place where the locals hang out and you'll find good eat'n. This is certainly true with Smith's. Just park park across the street and walk over. You'll be glad you did.

The menu is posted on the white board above the grill. If you have a questions about the menu, ask the friendly waitresses and they'll be glad to help you.

Regulars visit over a cup of coffee.

Owner John Smith is working the cash register. No receipts here, it's on the honor system. Just let Bill know what you had and he'll ring up your tab.

Location: 55 Public Square, Lancaster, KY
Phone: 859-792-6255

Monday, April 20, 2009

Nina Ridge Country Store

Nina Ridge Country Store, remembering its heritage...

Owners Freda Johnson and her son Steve Moore wave from the front porch of their Nina Ridge Country Store, about nine miles northeast of Lancaster. Visit, and you’ll step back into history as you enjoy its warm country atmosphere and down-home country cooking. First built in 1926, Nina Ridge Country Store celebrates our rich Garrard County heritage.

A potbelly stove greets you as you step inside. Collectibles lining the walls and hanging from the ceiling delight the eye. Cooking aromas tantalize your taste buds and if you weren't ready to eat when you stepped inside the door, you now are...

Regulars Richard, Earl and Jerry meet for lunch. Not only does Nina Ridge Country Store serve great home-cooked food but it's a great place to make new friends. You'll often be greeted with a big smile and the invitation, "Please sit down and join us."

Freda is cook, waitress, dishwasher, and cashier. Each day she decides what her special will be, but there's always is a good hamburger or sandwich to order.
Location: 1497 Nina Ridge Road, Lancaster, KY
Phone: 859-792-3074
Hours: Mon - Fri: 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sat: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Driving directions: From center stop light in Lancaster, take 52 east towards Richmond & Interstate 75. Drive 3.3 miles & turn left on 1295, towards Kirksville. Drive 4.4 miles & turn left on 1131. One-half mile down road sign on left says 1131 . DO NOT turn left. Continue driving straight (there will be post to your right that says Nina Ridge Road). Drive .9 mile & Nina Ridge Country store will be on your left.