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December 10, 2014

Upcoming Events


12 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.

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

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

13 Republican Party Meeting
The Republican Party of Nicholas County meets at 8:30 am on the second Saturday of every month at Darlene’s Country Market. All members of the public are invited, regardless of political affiliation.

13 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 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.

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.

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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

City council: E911, water rates

by Stephen Scalf
Five of the six Carlisle City Council members met on Monday, December 8, 2014 for the regular monthly council meeting. After reading over and approving the minutes of the regular November council meeting as well as two special council meetings held on Nov. 20 and 25, respectively, the council heard from Carlisle Police Chief Darrell Layne regarding the soon-to-launch Enhanced 911 service for Nicholas County.
According to Chief Layne, “We are so close to the project being complete, we can smell it. We should be operational within two weeks.”
An application will be taken to Frankfort on Friday, Dec. 12 and turned into the CRMX board, who will then perform an audit. Once the audit is done, the process will be complete and the first income check from the 911 system should arrive in late January.
There are still a couple pieces of the puzzle that must be provided before the audit can be done, and Chief Layne was present to explain why Resolution 4-2014 needed to be passed by the council.
“When 911 was first started here, back around ’96 or ’97, there should have been an ordinance passed by the county and the city that basically grants the police department what we call a ‘peace app’ which controls 911,” explained Chief Layne. “But because that was never done, probably because they didn’t know they had to do it when they were putting this together, we have to have this resolution basically saying that they are aware that the police department is the peace app and that they are aware of what is going on and the responsibilities that we are taking on when we do the Enhanced 911. In addition, there is language that has to be in our policies that the board wants in there before we can pass the audit.
By way of explaining just who the CRMX board is, Chief Layne told the council that on everyone’s cell phone bill, there is a 90 cent charge each month. This board is responsible for taking in and dispersing those funds to each jurisdiction once compliance has been verified

Forest Hill Military Academy to close temporarily

by Stephen Scalf

The administrators of the Forest Hill Military Academy in Millersburg announced on Friday, Dec. 5 that they will temporarily cease main school functions at the end of December.
The Military Adventure Camp, which the organization conducts throughout the summer, will continue to operate, providing over 275 youth ages 12-18 the opportunity to come to Kentucky and have a realistic military experience.
According to Mr. Jay Whitehead, the school's headmaster although the summer programs were well-managed, the school was ill-conceived by the previous leadership.
"It has never been financially viable and has had to be subsidized by our summer programs," he said. "To put the school on hiatus for a semester allows us to set our financial house in order and begin anew."
Current plans are for the school to re-open in the fall of 2015, and will be renamed the Millersburg Military Institute.
Bringing back the MMI name has met positive response from the community.
"Forest Hill's new leadership has had to make some difficult financial decisions to over come some of the issues of the past," said Millersburg Mayor Nathan Zingg. "We look forward to their reemergence next school year as MMI."
Much of the goodwill and trust the academy enjoyed with the community when it first opened dissolved under the previous leadership, all of whom have left and are no longer affiliated with the organization. Investigations and legal action continue against them.
As part of rebuilding community trust, the organization will develop an advisory board that will help establish a business plan, and bring the academic expertise necessary to operate a school successfully.
Meanwhile, plans continue for the organization's advanced "Pathfinder Course," in which 25 youth will participate from Dec. 28 through Jan 3. The organization hopes to build on and expand its successful summer programs, as well, with more to be announced as these plans develop and materialize.

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