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)

Monday, August 30, 2010

Danville Dulcimers in Concert

DANVILLE DULCIMERS to play at The Owsley House in Lancaster at Third Friday, November 18, 7-p p.m. Details to be posted soon.

Pickin' On The Porch - September 17, 2010

PICKIN' ON THE PORCH - please join us for our 3rd, Third Friday – Pickin’ on the Porch at Nina Ridge Country Store. If you haven’t been to Freda’s store, you’ll be in for a treat - with the potbelly stove, merchandise on the shelves and antiques hanging from the ceiling, you’ll think you’ve stepped back into the early 20th Century or at the very least, have been transported to a very cool reproduction of an old-time store at Disney World.

Local Realtor
and popular singer/musician Dan Waters has graciously offered to get musicians together and has a good variety of county, Bluegrass and folk lined up – including numbers by Payne and Waters (Ron Payne and Dan Waters), The Tuggles (Libby, Darrell and Donna), Danny Jordan, Justin Cromer, and Andy Blyth. In addition to music, there will be cards and checkers.

You might want to bring a lawn chair, “just in case” – we have about 50 chairs but no way to tell how many guests we’ll have – plus, many of our chairs are on the inside and the “pickin’ is going to be on the porch”…

This is a FREE event. Many of you know that Freda does serve home-cooked meals Mon - Sat. No meals will be served on this evening. However, you will be able to purchase drinks and light snacks.

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 9/10 mile & Nina Ridge Country store will be on your left.

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: e-mail beautifygarrard@gmail.com,
call Karla Sefcak, 859-792-6704 or Freda Johnson at Nina Ridge Country Store, 859-792-3074.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Oldies at the Ford Garage - August 20, 2010

OLDIES AT THE FORD GARAGE – put on your bobby sox and meet us at the Todd & Brummett Barber Shop for root beer floats and jukebox music – some may want to dress in their favorite “oldies costume”, others, want to come “just as they are” – Your dress is your choice, but please join us for the fun and if you haven’t seen Charles’ mini-museum and restored red pickup truck, you are in for a treat.

THIRD FRIDAY started in July with F
resh: The Movie and is a series of community get-togethers the third Friday of each month, from 7-9 pm. Hosted by no organization, started by friends Jean Turner, Maria Turner & Karla Sefcak, with community partnerships varying monthly. Questions? E-mail: beautifygarrard@gmail.com or call 859-792-6704.

Sept. 20th - 7-9 pm
Todd & Brummett Barber Shop
215 Stanford Rd (Hwy 27 south)
Lancaster, KY