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February 18, 2015

Upcoming Events


14 Day Time Red HattersThe Carlisle-Nicholas County Daytime Red Hatters will be meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 14 at 12:00 Noon at Garrett’s Restaurant. Don’t forget your dollar for the Senior Citizens. We welcome new members. If there is no school, there will be no meeting.

17 Republicans Meeting
The Republican Party of Nicholas County meets at Darlene’s Country Market at 8:30 am on Saturday, Jan. 17 due to the Republican Party Leader’s meeting on Jan. 10 in Flemingsburg. All members of the public are invited, regardless of political affiliation..

Blue Grass Cowboy Church
Biblical based worship, with great local musical talent and fellowship with people that come as you are. Boots and hats are welcome but not required! We meet every Tuesday at 7 PM.

Moorefield Christian Church
Everyone at the Moorefield Christian Church – Disciples of Christ invites you to join them for service every Sunday at 11 a.m. with Pastor Kimberly Brown

Ruddles Mills Christian Church
3804 Ruddles Mills – Millersburg Rd., Paris, KY 40361. 859-987-7384. Services are as follows: Sunday School – 9:45 AM – 10:45 AM, AM Service 11:00 AM, PM Service – 6:00 PM, Youth (Jr. High & High School age) activities – 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM, Wednesday – 7:00 PM Bible Study.

Nicholas County Fix
Bluegrass Veterinary Clinic, Dr. Paul Pack, at 11 East Main, Paris is honored to be participating in the Nicholas County Fix spay/neuter Program. The program is aimed at reducing the number of unwanted or homeless puppies and kittens born every year. Sign up is at the Nicholas County Public Library.

Free Blood Pressure Checks
Wedco/Nicholas County Home Health will be sponsoring free blood pressure screening for the general public on the second Tuesday of each month from 3-4 p.m. at the Public Library.

N.C. Adult Learning Center News
The Adult Learning Center offers a flexible schedule and personalized instruction to help students successfully complete their GED. The center offers students the opportunity to study at their own pace and on their own schedule. Interested persons may stop by anytime between the hours of 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Mondays and Tuesdays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesdays , and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursdays. For more information on the other programs that are available please call 289-6861 today.

Alcoholics Anonymous
Alcoholics Anonymous will be meeting every Tuesday night from 8-9 p.m. at the Nicholas County Health Department

Carlisle Rotary Club
The Carlisle Rotary Club meets every Thursday evening at 6:30 p.m. at The Railroad Depot.

Beginning in April, the Alcohol Chemical Treatment Series will meet each Wednesday night (moved from Tuesday) at 6:30 p.m. in the Sparks room of the Nicholas County Health Department. Anyone interested is welcome to attend!

Parks and Recreation Board
Park and Recreation board meets on the fourth Monday of each month at 5:30 p.m. in the courthouse. Public is welcome to attend. Call Keith Campbell, Facility Director at 859-753-0550 to schedule events or Jeff Randolph at 859-808-0028 for any concerns.

Lifeline Meeting
The Lifeline meetings are held each Sunday Mornings at 9:45 am at the New Beginnings Christian Church on Concrete Road. For more info call Greg Spivey 859-227-1319 or Toni Spivey 859-473-0899.

Dogs Available for Adoption
Nicholas County Animal Welfare Society has dogs available for adoption. 473-2714.

If there are any upcoming events relating to Nicholas County that you would like to place in the Upcoming Events, contact The Carlisle Courier at (859) 289-8899 or email to:


Real Estate For Sale
Thinking about selling your home or farm? Looking to purchase a home or land? Call Kelly Crawford, Marketing and Sales Associate at 859-473-2144 or 859-289-5594. She can show you any listing available in the area!
Vince Wells
Real Estate & Auction
110 S. Broadway
Carlisle, KY 40311


HOUSE FOR RENT – Nice 3 br, 2 ba, single story house in good neighborhood. $500/mo, $500 deposit. 10/22

MOBILE HOME for rent – 3 miles out of town on Concord Rd. 3 Br. $450/mo rent, $450 deposit. Need reference, no pets. Call (859) 749-8638 for more information. 10/8

FOR RENT - 1 1/2 bedroom house, Refrigerator, Stove, Washer, Dryer located on Hwy. 32 in Cowan, Ky. Call 606-748-5253. 10/8


WILL DO: Sewing, Altera-tions, Mendings, & More. Contact Elsie Earlywine, (859) 473-3336. 10/29

All breed dog grooming, pet sitting/farm watch and pet boarding. Located near Carlisle. Call or text for info. (859) 707-0922 TFN

FURNITURE REPAIR and refinishing. Rick’s Antique Refinishing. 859-749-8192. TFN

QUALITY INSURANCE for your auto's and home. We represent top of the line companies such as Safeco, The Hartford, AAA Insurance, Travelers, and many more. Contact us today at 859-289-5594 for your consultation and quote.
Vince Wells Insurance
110 S. Broadway
Carlisle, KY 40311



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Top News

Winter storm stops county

by Stephen Scalf
Monday morning, Feb. 16, Nicholas Countians awoke to a world dressed in white as one of the largest single-day snowfalls in recent years hit the entire region.
Rather than the typical freezing rain turning to a wintery mix, as usually seen in Kentucky, the arctic air was already here, the moisture coming up from the Gulf of Mexico.
As a result, the snow was a dry powder, which increased its volume, turning approximately 0.58 inches of liquid precipitation, according to readings taken at Nicholas County's Mesonet weather station, into over eight inches of snow.
The snowfall, which began prior to 4:00 a.m. in most parts of the county, eventually tapered off by approximately 6:30 p.m.
Shortly after 5:00 p.m., Nicholas County Judge/Executive Mike Pryor declared a state of emergency, asking all people to remain off the roads unless absolutely necessary.
The frigid temperatures hovering just below 15 degrees rendered the county's salt supply basically useless in combatting the snow, the conditions too cold for the salt to melt the snow.
School was cancelled both Monday and Tuesday, and then again on Wednesday as the National Weather Service announced a front with even colder air was moving in, bringing with it another one to three inches of snow, and the lows falling to -18 degrees by Thursday, not including windchill.
Things are predicted to warm up on Saturday, bringing that familiar wintery mix, with temperatures dropping below freezing again until late next week.

Ambulance director requests contract change


During the fiscal court meeting on Friday, Feb. 13, ambulance director Nelson Sewell made a request of the Court.
“I would like to ask the Court to be put under actual payroll so that taxes are taken out, instead of being paid as an independent contractor on a 1099-MISC form,” Mr. Sewell explained. “No change in salary, no insurance, because I have insurance at my full time job. Also, when I need to jump on an ambulance, because I’m currently a contract worker I don’t feel particularly secure about malpractice insurance if something was to happen, as sue-happy as everyone is.”
Mr. Sewell indicated there should be no extra cost to the county, and he would be willing to make sure that he worked fewer hours than the amount needed to qualify for retirement to alleviate that concern. He pointed out that if this change is made, it would also protect him under Kentucky Association of Counties (KACo) for worker’s comp, reminding the Court that being a first responder is an inherently dangerous job.
“This change is just to protect me and my family.”
Mr. Sewell pointed out that while ambulance runs are not part of his normal duties, there are times when he must fill in when employees call in sick.
In addition to his request to be added to the payroll, Mr. Sewell asked for increased funds of $1,500.00 a year for vehicle maintenance and insurance, noting that he uses his personal vehicle to accomplish many of his duties as ambulance director.
Judge Pryor pointed out that adding Mr. Sewell as a employee would indeed cost the county more in terms of social security payments. He also had an issue with paying the additional money for vehicle maintenance as Mr. Sewell did not have written records showing his expenditures.

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