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)

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.