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Judge Executive Chris "Roo" Elleman

Garrard County, KY


Garrard County, home to more than 16,900 residents, is centrally located in Kentucky just south of Lexington. Garrard County hosts several important historical sites including Camp Dick Robinson and the Governor William Owsley Home along with great recreational opportunities at Herrington Lake and the Palisades. We invite you to visit our great community here in the heart of the Bluegrass.

Chris Elleman

Judge Executive

County department

Emergency Medical Service

The Garrard County EMS, or Ambulance Department, provides the highest pre-hospital care to citizens in need; maintains an optimum state of readiness in order to provide effective emergency response when called upon; and works to promote and perpetuate a level of medical and health service training which best serves all residents of Garrard County.

The Garrard EMS provides twenty-four hours of Advanced and Basic Life Support services to the residents of Garrard County, Kentucky. All Ambulance personnel are Emergency Medical Technicians or Paramedics certified by the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

EMS responds to approximately 3,000 calls per year, both emergency and non-emergency in nature, over half of which are to the City of Lancaster. The service provides standby services for fires, athletic events, and community functions as needed.

The Garrard County EMS is owned, operated and funded by the Garrard County Fiscal Court.


All entities acting as a business within Garrard County must register for an occupational license account.

Animal Control & Shelter

Animal Control is responsible for stray, abandoned, and relinquished pets in Garrard County. The department promotes responsible pet ownership, animal tag licenses, emergency sheltering, and enforces local and state animal laws.

Animal Control provides adoption services for the public to find a new pet.

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