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June 25, 2014

Upcoming Events


2-6  Blackberry Festival

        The Blackberry Festival will be held downtown in Carlisle from Wednesday, July 2, 2014 through Saturday, July 5, 2014 with the parade on Thursday evening, July 3, 2014.

6-10  Vacation Bible School

      Carlisle Presbyterian Church will be conduction Vacation Bible School – “A Joyful Noise” – July 6-10. Sun-Tues 6:30-8:30 pm at the church, Wed. night at 6:30 pm is an overnight at the Villaflor Farm, concluding with a morning service on Thursday. For more information, contact Ross Haney at 473-3848.

8      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.

9      Day Time Red Hatters

        The Carlisle-Nicholas County Daytime Red Hatters will be meeting on Wednesday, July 9 at 12:00 Noon at The Vault restaurant in Cynthiana. If you need a ride, just let one of our members know. Don’t forget your dollar for the Nursing Home. We welcome new members.

10   Old Jailers Home Luncheon

        The Old Jailer’s Homeis 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.

10   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.

11   Fiscal Court Meeting

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

11   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.

11   Dougherty Lodge #65 F.A.M.

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

14   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.

14   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.

15   Tuesday Night Jam Session

        Tuesday Night Jam Session will be open stage, bluegrass, country, gospel and more. Tuesday, June 17th, 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

21   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.

22   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, July 22 in the small courtroom at the Courthouse. Everyone is urged to attend. The Nicholas County Democrat Executive Committee will hold their monthly meeting immediately afterwards.


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 o.


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:


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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.


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110 S. Broadway

Carlisle, KY 40311







FREE - fabric end rolls for quilting and rug making. Call 859-473-2825. 7/9



WANTED – Split rail, good quality tobacco sticks. Call (773) 896-7772 (Paris). 7/2



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Top News

Bear slain, dumped near Blue Licks

Kentucky Department of Fish & Wildlife Resources officers confirmed that this past weekend, the remains of a black bear were discovered on the property belonging to Mr. Edgar Day on Old Maysville Road.
The matter remains under investigation, although it appears that the bear was killed intentionally and then dumped at the park.
In an attempt to prevent exactly this sort of thing from occurring, with the recent sightings of black bears in the county, The Carlisle Courier had already prepared an article on black bears; but apparently the article is already a week too late.
If you have any information concerning this weekend's killing of a black bear, please contact Carlisle Police at (859) 289-3710, Nicholas County Sheriff at (859) 289-3740, or the Kentucky State Police at (859) 428-1212.

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