Aerial photos provided by Jameson Flynn of the Lancaster Police Department.
Reports came in at 4pm on Thursday, Sept. 12, of a vehicle on fire on KY 34 in northern Garrard County near the KY 34 and US 27 junction. At the time of this post the vehicle was reported as fully involved and the battery in the vehicle had exploded.
The driver told emergency dispatchers at Bluegrass 911 that there was still a half a tank of gas in the vehicle and the fire was spreading toward the grass as emergency crews were in route.
No other information is available at this time.
A fire broke out at around 2:30 at a building on South Campbell Street in Lancaster on Thursday afternoon.
The building is owned by Lancaster City Councilman James Bushnell and previously was the site of a Dry Cleaners and Book Store.
Smoke filled the sky north of Lancaster on Friday night as reports came in of a fire at a residence on Lexington Road about 1 mile north of Lancaster, just past Spurlin Funeral Home.
Initial reports indicate that the home is owned by Jim Spurlin and no one was injured. It appears the property is a total loss, with nothing salvageable.
The Garrard County Fiscal Court will meet on September 9 at 6 p.m. in the old Garrard County Courthouse on the public square. The court’s agenda for the evening is listed below:Read More
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Sep. 3, 2019) - The Kentucky Department for Public Health (DPH), within the Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS), is reminding the public that households, businesses and communities can increase their preparedness by following this year’s theme of Prepared, Not Scared. Be Ready for Disasters during September – National Preparedness Month (NPM).Read More
RICHMOND, Ky. – The Kentucky Chemical Demilitarization Citizens’ Advisory Commission (CAC) and the Chemical Destruction Community Advisory Board (CDCAB) will hold a meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 11, beginning at 1:30 p.m. in Rooms A and B on the lobby level at Eastern Kentucky University’s Carl D. Perkins Building located on Kit Carson Drive.Read More
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Sept. 4, 2019) – In anticipation of Hurricane Dorian and its potential to cause damage to the southeastern United States, Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Secretary Greg Thomas has waived certain regulations on commercial motor carriers involved in the relief effort.Read More
The Community Blood Drive was held September 3, 2019. The Lancaster Woman’s Club wishes to thank the 39 very generous donors for their lifesaving gifts of blood.Read More
The Kentucky State Police, Richmond Post, which provides coverage for Madison, Clark, Estill, Lee, Owsley, Jackson, Mercer, Boyle, Lincoln, Garrard and Jessamine counties, will be conducting periodic traffic safety checkpoints at locations approved by the Kentucky State Police Policy and Procedures Manual.Read More
During last week’s Lancaster City Council meeting, Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) Department of Rural and Municipal Aid Gray Tomblyn II announced $167,100 in discretionary funds for resurfacing work on Danville Street. Resurfacing repairs address existing surface cracks, potholes, raveling, and base failures.Read More
EKU's Department of Agriculture is pleased to announce that Ms. SaraVard Von Gruenigen has been selected as their departmental distinguished alum for 2019.Read More
Inspired by fellow retired teacher, Dr. Ethel Percy Andrus, volunteers with the Garrard County Retired Teachers collected school supplies for the local Family Resource Center to give students in need the right tools for school.Read More
The Garrard County Tobacco Festival Parade took place today, Saturday, August 24, at noon and the winning floats for the day included:Read More
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Aug. 22, 2019) – Attorney General Andy Beshear announced today that 51 attorneys general and several major phone companies are working together to stop illegal and invasive scam calls.Read More
NICHOLASVILLE, Ky. (August 22, 2019) –The Kentucky State Police, Richmond Post is investigating an officer involved shooting that occurred just after 11:30 pm last night at a residence in Nicholasville.Read More
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Aug. 20, 2019) – The Governor’s Scholars Program, within the Education and Workforce Development Cabinet (EWDC), recognized 1,024 outstanding Kentucky high school students, representing 118 counties, for completing the 37th Governor’s Scholars Summer Program.Read More
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Aug. 21, 2019) – Following reports from Kentucky teachers in Franklin, Jefferson and Whitley counties, Attorney General Andy Beshear issued a scam alert to warn of a new scam targeting Kentucky school systems and teachers.Read More