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June 17, 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

Fiscal Court addresses possible water meter fee

by Stephen Scalf
During Friday's regular meeting of the fiscal court, Mrs. Marie Halpin brought up a concern to the fiscal court that is shared by many other county residents - the possible addition of a water meter fee of anywhere from $1.00 to $5.00 - initially suggested to the fiscal court in last month's meeting.
"I called the water district, and they didn't know any details," Mrs. Halpin told the magistrates. "Why wasn't due diligence done? The legislature passed an increase on cell phones specifically for 9-1-1 service. Couldn't this replace the fee? Who will have oversight to control the cost to the citizens?
"I am a senior citizen on social security," she continued. "If this starts, where is it going to stop?"
City of Carlisle Mayor Larry Jolly and Chief of Police Darrell Layne were also present at the meeting specifically to address the court about the water meter fee and believed their presentation could answer many of the concerns.
First, it was explained that the increase in the cellphone fee only brought the fee to $.95, when it needed to be increased to about $1.50 to cover the actual costs. And although there have been landline fees charged in the past, the city/county never passed an ordinance imposing a landline fee, so the amount charged on the phone bill all goes to the state.

County's nuisance ordinance to be put to the test


For the past couple of months, the Nicholas County Fiscal Court has been struggling with how best to deal with a complaint filed by Mr. Raymond Roser of 248 Arthur Pike (officially listed as Author Pike by the postal service) concerning the dilapidated condition of the neighboring house, which he states is only about 60 ft. from his own house, and as he alleges presents a health hazard, as well as a fire hazard.
"This is a problem for the [fiscal] court, as well," said County Judge/Executive Mike Pryor. "We don't know how to handle it, either. It could open the county up for liability. It could establish a precedent that could create a financial liability with other people wanting the court to take over and destroy derelict buildings."
County Attorney Dawn Letcher read a portion of the nuisance ordinance to the court, which specifically referred to an "accumulation of rubbish and/or waste material."

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