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July 23, 2014

Upcoming Events


8 Fiscal Court Meeting
The Nicholas County Fiscal Court will hold its regular monthly meeting on the 2nd Friday of each month at 9:00 a.m. in the small courtroom.

8 NC Sanitation District #2 Board Meeting
The Nicholas Co. Sanitation District #2 Board meets on the 2nd Friday of each month at 2:00 P.M. at the Nicholas County Health Department.

8 Dougherty Lodge #65 F.A.M.
Dougherty Lodge #65 meets the second Friday at 7:30 p.m. above the Mathers-Gaunce Funeral Home.

11 Industrial Development Authority Meeting
The Carlisle-Nicholas County Industrial Development Center holds its regular monthly meeting on the 2nd Monday of each month at 5:00 pm at its office on Concrete Road. The public is invited to attend.

11 City Council Meeting
The Carlisle City Council holds its regular monthly meeting on the 2nd Monday of each month at 7:00 pm at the Council Chamber in City Hall.

12 Rep. Barr's Travelling Office Hours
Congressman Andy Barr holds travelling office in Nicholas County the 2nd Tuesday of every month for 3:00-4:00 pm in the small courtroom on the main floor of the courthouse. This is your opportunity to meet directly with his staff and to inform him of your concerns and how he can best serve your needs.

13 Headquarters School Reunion
The annual Headquarters School reunion will be held at Blue Licks State Resort Park. Registration is 10:00 until 11:50 am with meal at Noon. If attending you must confirm by calling Byron/Ann Fryman – (859) 289-2012, James/Sharon Murrell (859) 289-5575, Gene/Martha Sibert (859) 289-2948, or Calvin/Reba Wills (859) 289-5528.

14 Old Jailers Home Luncheon
The Old Jailer’s Home is held on the second Thursday of each month. Reservation necessary, call Gladys Shrout 749-7986 or Martha Taylor 289-5592 or 749-1948. Sponsored by Tourism, Inc.

14 Republican Party Meeting
The Republican Party of Nicholas County meets at 7:30 pm on the second Thursday of every month in the Adult Education Center beneath the Nicholas County Public Library. All members of the public are invited, regardless of political affiliation.

17 Sunday Night Live
The Carlisle United Methodist Church sponsors Sunday Night Live, and evening of music and worship, on the third Sunday of each month, 6-7 pm at the church located at 102 W Chestnut Street in Carlisle. The events are free and open to the entire public.

18 School Board Meeting
The Nicholas County School Board holds its regular monthly meeting at 7:00 pm on the third Monday of each month at the district office.

19 Tuesday Night Jam Session
Tuesday Night Jam Session will be open stage, bluegrass, country, gospel and more. The third Tuesday of every month, 6:30 – 8:00 pm at Blue Licks Battlefield State Park. Inquire at the Lodge Desk. Contact Paul Tierney at 859-289-5507 ext. 2012

24 Guy Jackson Family Reunion
The Guy Jackson Family Reunion will be held on Aug. 24, 2014 at Blue Licks State Park in the shelter by the miniature golf course. For more information call (606) 584-9026.

25 Nicholas County Democrat Women’s Club
The NC Democrat Women’s Club will hold their monthly meeting (fourth Tuesday of the month) at 6:30 pm on Tuesday, Aug. 25 in the small courtroom at the Courthouse. Everyone is urged to attend. The Nicholas County Democrats will hold their monthly meeting immediately afterwards at 7:00 pm.


7 Davis, Mann, Minton, Durbin Reunion
The Davis, Mann, Minton, Durbin Reunion will be held on Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014 at the Fleming-Mason Energy Pavilion in Flemingsburg. Potluck served at 12 Noon. Please bring your favorite foods. Catching up and looking back. Hope to see you this year.

Morning Canoe Trips
Looking for something to do this summer? Do you have summer guests who might enjoy something unique? How about a 2½ hour leisurely-paced canoe trip down the Licking River, guided by Blue Licks State Park recreation staff. Trips available every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday mornings through Labor Day, starting at 9:30. Reservations and pre-payment limited to 7 days in advance. Call (859) 289-5507 to reserve or for more information.

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:



405 Liberty St. 3br, 1 ba, wash-er/dryer hookup. Avaliable after Aug. 15. Call (859) 383-4484. 8/6


REDUCED – House for sale on 518 E Main St. in Carlisle. Reduced to $45,000. Call (859) 289-2883. 7/30


5213 Moorefield Rd - 3 bedroom, 1 bath spacious home for sale. Asking $28,500. Please contact Rick Szaks, Lincoln Real Estate, Inc. @ 859-273-2222 or 859-255-7777. 8/20

Real Estate For Sale
3860 KY Hwy 36, Harrison Co. - REDUCED! 2br, 1 ba. mobile on prime 1.99 ac. lot. Close to Cynthiana. $46,000
221 E. North St. Carlisle - 2br, 1ba frame home with LR, small foyer and bonus room. $26,000
3076 Mudlick Rd., Harrison Co. - 22+/- acres, 3br home, barn ,creek, rural setting. $125,000
Vince Wells
Real Estate & Auction
110 S. Broadway
Carlisle, KY 40311


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

INSURANCE for your motorcycle, camper, autos, home and more. Stop by or call your local independent agency for convenient and courteous customer service.
Vince Wells Insurance
110 S. Broadway
Carlisle, KY 40311


YARD SALE - Friday, August 1st at 324 E. Chestnut Street from 8:30-? ONE DAY ONLY! Name brand clothing for adults and teens, furniture, children's toys, electronics, DVDs, home decor, household goods, Christmas decor, and other various items! Not responsible for accidents.

YARD SALE – 4318 Burris Rd. Emptied 2 storage units! Women’s plus size clothes, lots of name brand still with tags. Fill a bag one price. Glassware, pampered chef, pots and pans, pictures, ton of brand new and used items. Too much to mention.

TWO FAMILY YARD SALE – 381 W Main St – Fri, Aug 1 8-4 & Sat. Aug 2, 8-Noon. Vintage large Tonka trucks, vintage furniture, designer purses and wallets, two bookcases, pictures, CDs, figurines, ½ gallon jars, misc. odds and ends. Not responsible for accidents. Cancelled if rain.

MULTI-FAMILY YARD SALE – 270 Author Rd (Off of Walnut Grove). Sat & Sun Aug. 2 & 3, 8am-5pm



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Top News

Aaron Capps Kyla Haire Whitney Morris

Tragic accident claims three youth

by Stephen Scalf

A single-vehicle accident early Saturday morning claimed the lives of three youth. Aaron Capps, 20, Kyla Hair, 20, and Whitney Morris, 21, died when the Ford F-250 pick-up truck Aaron was driving left the roadway and struck a tree.

According to friends, just before 4:30 a.m. Aaron met up with Josh Howard near the traffic islands at the intersection of US Highway 68 and Kentucky Highway 36 to transfer a passenger to Aaron's truck. Josh left to drive home, while the other three continued in the direction of Millersburg on US Hwy 68.

Less than a half-mile later, at the intersection with Walnut Grove Road, the Ford F-250 suddenly veered into the left hand lane, nearly leaving the roadway. As the truck over corrected, careening back into the right-hand lane, the truck began to spin. The truck slid partially backwards, partially sideways off the roadway and down an embankment and into a tree.

Kentucky State Police Trooper Chris Arnett and Nicholas County Sheriff Jeff Sidles stated that there was no evidence of alcohol involvement and confirmed that none of the passengers were wearing a seatbelt at the time. Wet roads were also a contributing factor.

Kyla had just recently returned to the area and was enjoying being back with her best friend, Whitney. The two young women were 2011 graduates of Nicholas County High School.

Aaron, who graduated from Nicholas County High School in 2012 was well-known in the community for his good nature and his work with breaking and training horses, and as a volunteer firefighter with the Nicholas County Fire Department.

Visitation for Kyla will be on Wednesday, July 23 from 5:00-9:00 p.m. at Lusk-McFarland Funeral Home in Paris, with the funeral on Thursday, July 24 at 11:00 a.m.

Visitation for Whitney will be on Thursday, July 24 from 5:00-9:00 p.m. at Carlisle-Clark Funeral Home with the funeral on Friday, July 25 at 11:00 a.m.

Visitation for Aaron will be at Nicholas County High School on Friday, July 25 from 5:00-9:00 p.m. with the funeral on Saturday, July 26 at 11:00 a.m., also at the high school.

County first in nation for pilot dental program

by Stephen Scalf

During Monday evening's school board meeting, Mr. Doug Bechanen announced an agreement with the University of Kentucky to create a pilot dental program in Nicholas County that will be the first in the nation of its kind.

Over the past several years, UK Dental Program has sent an RV-type mobile dental clinic to Nicholas County. Last year, this program provided primary dental care for approximately 100 elementary school students who qualified for free or reduced lunches.

"This has been an extremely beneficial program," Mr. Bechanen told board members. "In many cases, this was the only source of dental treatment available to these children."

However, the RVs the university owns are aging and have become expensive to maintain, forcing the university to seek some other method of providing treatment.

Additionally, there is not enough participation in Lexington to provide an adequate number of training opportunities for pediatric dental students, Mr. Bechanen stated.

Working together with Dr. Pam Sparks Stein, daughter of Dr. Robert and Mrs. Carol Sparks of Carlisle, the school district is hoping to convert a trailer behind the school currently being used as storage by the Family Resource and Youth Services Center into a permanent dental clinic. This clinic would provide free dental clinic for all Nichols County students, not just those qualifying for free or reduced lunches, and unlike the current program which is limited to elementary school students, the pilot program would offer free treatment for middle school and high school students, as well.

"Under Obamacare, all students who qualify for free or reduce lunches automatically qualify for dental treatment under Medicaid," Mr. Bechanen explained. "The clinic would generate funds by billing for those students and would absorb the additional cost of treating students who do not qualify for Medicaid."

The school district is currently trying to negotiate to make the clinic available to staff as well.

"There is the potential of a huge benefit to the school," both Mr. Bechanan and Mr. Kevin Miller explained. "Students would no longer have to be pulled out of school and taken off campus for dental appointments, allowing the school to keep funding for those students for the day. If the program is extended to staff, they would no longer have to take sick days to schedule dental appointments."

In addition to the financial benefits to the school, it also means less missed classroom time for the students, improving education, Mr. Bechanen and Miller stated.

According to the University of Kentucky, there is no other program like this anywhere in the nation. Nicholas County's program, operated by UK, would serve as a model for the rest of the country.

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