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.


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(Updated April 20, 2012)

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.