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March 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

Snowstorm drops nearly 15 inches

by Stephen Scalf
Nicholas County hasn't seen many days of snowfall this winter, but when the snow has fallen, it has been monumental.
It seems the county had just recovered from two significant snowfalls and bitter cold temperatures starting on Feb. 16 when an even larger storm hit Kentucky this past Wednesday evening, Mar. 4.
County schools released early to make sure all the children were home and the busses parked before the storm hit, with snowfall beginning about 5:30 p.m.
Temperatures were still slightly above freezing at that time, making a mushy, wet base that quickly covered as the snow accumulated.
The snowfall continued until just before noon on Thursday, with the country receiving between 12-15 inches.
City, county, and state road crews began working through the night, but the snow was deep enough that plow operators had a difficult time seeing the edge of the road, leading to multiple plows getting stuck in the soft ground under the snow.
A Level-3 Snow Emergency was called for the region, meaning only emergency vehicles were permitted on the roads.
Late Thurday evening, County Judge/Executive Mike Pryor received authorization from the governor's office to use National Guard troops and equipment to accompany emergency vehicles.
According to Judge Pryor, the military HMMWV's travelled with the ambulances to assist if the ambulance got stuck, or to transport emergency personnel to locations that could not be reached by ambulance.
This authorization came in a timely fashion - arriving just as an ambulance reported being stuck while on a run to Robertson County.
Road crews were required to take their mandatory rest period on Thursday after working numerous hours, and were unable to resume clearing county roads until Friday.
City and county government offices, as well as the county's schools remained closed on Friday.

Local farmers receive GAP training


Tobacco growers from Nicholas and surrounding counties met at the Livestock Barn at the Fairgrounds on Tuesday evening, March 3 to undergo GAP Tobacco training and receive their 2015 certification. GAP training, which stands for ‘Good Agricultural Practices,’ is mandated by the federal government in order for growers to be able to market their tobacco crops.
An overview of the program can be found at under the ‘Growers’ tab. The website states that:
The concept of Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) aims at ensuring sustainable, economically viable production of usable tobacco and can be defined as: agricultural practices which produce a quality crop while protecting, sustaining or enhancing the environment with regard to soil, water, air, animal and plant life as well as protecting and ensuring the rights of farm laborers.
Following a meal sponsored by the local Kentucky Farm Bureau, University of Kentucky Extension Tobacco Specialist Bob Pearce began the training session by laying out three essential areas of concentration. Mr. Pearce covered the basic ideas of each, which he deemed vital for tobacco growers to understand and put into practice.
The first section covered Crop Management, and included topics such as tobacco variety integrity and selection, integrated pest management, nutrient management, crop and operation management, curing and barn management, non-tobacco related materials and on-farm tobacco storage.
The Environmental Management guidelines dealt with soil and water management as well as management of agrochemicals, while the third section, entitled Labor Management, discussed what is expected of producers as far as laws and regulations concerning farm safety and worker training. In addition, growers were introduced to a variety of farm labor-related resources.
At the close of the session, Mr. Pearce snapped a photo of attendees’ GAP cards to complete the certification process, informing them that as of April 1 a $13.00 fee to replace lost cards will be implemented.
“Growers that attended this year’s GAP Tobacco Training not only received the certification that they needed to market their 2015 crop, they will also gained valuable knowledge about changes and trends in the crop,” said Nicholas County Extension Agent Clay Stamm.
For anyone who missed the Nicholas County training session, another session will be offered in Bourbon County on March 24 at 5:00 p.m. Contact the Nicholas County Extension Office at (859) 289-2312 for more details.

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