One of the fastest growing counties in Kentucky, Garrard County offers the advantages of small-town, rural living with big-city appeal.
Lancaster has been home to three Kentucky governors, Robert P. Letcher, William O. Bradley and William Owsley. Governor Owsley’s home, Pleasant Retreat, was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1975 and has been completely restored.
The Peninsula Golf Resort located in Garrard County is among the best in Kentucky. In addition to its outstanding course, the resort offers a Southern style clubhouse with a fully stocked pro shop, conference rooms, banquet facilities, and a restaurant. Spacious villas are also offered to maximize your golfing enjoyment.
Lancaster has many community events throughout the year including The Community Night on the Square, the Citywide Yard Sale in August, and the Rural Heritage Festival in September. Whitaker Bank proudly hosts an Annual Customer Appreciation Pig Roast in September at the Logan Hubble Park.
It was through the FHLB of Cincinnati and Whitaker Bank that Garrard County Habitat obtained funding from the Affordable Housing Program to construct nine homes in the community. In addition to this funding, Whitaker Bank and Garrard County Habitat obtained $50,000 from FHLBank’s American Dream Homeownership Challenge grant, a program designed to help create homeownership opportunities for minority and special needs households.
The Whitaker Bank 5k Run/Walk for Cancer was started in 2004 as a way to raise money for cancer research through the Garrard County Relay for Life. Whitaker Bank wanted to do more than make a donation, they wanted to provide awareness. The race is held annually in Lancaster and continues to build notoriety for its challenging course, which seems to be up hill the whole way.