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April 22, 2015

Upcoming Events


24 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.

26 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


FRESH BROWN EGGS AT 497 Pleasant Springs Rd

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

Off-campus school site disapproved

by Stephen Scalf
There has been much debate within our community over the Nicholas County School Board’s pending decision concerning where to place the new, state-funded elementary school. Upon further inspection of the off-campus property on Concrete Road that was offered to the school district for the elementary school, the Kentucky Department of Education ruled the Nicholas County School District would not be given the approval to acquire the site.
A letter addressed to Nicholas County Schools from Gregory C. Dunbar from the Kentucky Department of Education’s Education and Workforce Development Cabinet said this regarding the decision not to grant the district use of the off-campus property:
“The following issues are relevant to this matter:
1. The current District Facility Plan (DFP) identifies the project as being on a ‘new site’. Section 1 of the referenced regulation provides the following definition: ‘In determining the location of an acceptable site, the term “in the vicinity of,” as used in educational facilities plans, shall be defined within a one (1) mile radius of a specific point or the main highway intersection (center) of a city or one (1) mile beyond any two (2) specific points referenced in the facility plan priority. No site shall be approved which exceeds the one (1) mile limit.’ Although the DFP does not state the new elementary school is to be in the vicinity of a specific location, the intent of the regulation appears to be that an approvable site provides a relatively centralized location relative to the population served. In this circumstance, this site moves the location of the district’s only elementary school 2.6 miles further from the city of Carlisle and from the geographic center of the county.

Fire board discusses grant, other business


Fire Board convened their regular monthly meeting on Apr. 8, quickly reading and approving the minutes from the March meeting as well as the Treasurer’s report. Treasurer Andy Whirls told the board that as of Apr. 9, the checking account which had been held at Whitaker Bank would be closed out and the funds deposited into the account at Farmers’ Deposit Bank. In addition, he noted that the separation of the Firemen’s Fund monies into its own account, a move that had been approved at the February meeting, had been accomplished.
Fire Chief Doug French again stated that it was his wish that all expenditures from the Firemen’s Fund continue to come before the board.
Bills for the month were discussed and payment approved. Acting on a suggestion from board member Jay Morford, bills paid from the Firemen’s Fund (scene lights, uniforms, and some shirts for the firemen to wear to events such as funerals for family members of fellow firefighters) were approved separately from bills being paid out of the general fund.

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