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March 5, 2014

Upcoming Events


14      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..

14 Dougherty Lodge #65 F.A.M.

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

28 Nicholas County Women's Democratic Club

        The NC Democrat Women’s Club will hold their monthly meeting (fourth Tuesday of the month) at 6:30 pm on Tuesday, Feb. 25, 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.


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 or


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FOR SALE – Double-wide, modular home for sale on Washington St. on a double lot. Contact Carolynn Crockett at 859-289-5359 for more information. Carolynn Crockett is a licensed broker, out of practice. 11/13


Real Estate For Sale

Aster Court - 100' x 150' building lot at Lake Carnico, wooded, no water frontage. $5,900

118 W. Main St. - Business use on Main, alley access, 2 apartments. $89,000

162 Arnold Heights – 1970 Parkway 24’x40’ doublewide on nice lot, 3br, 2baths. $24,900

211 E. North St. - 2br, 1 bath home with covered front porch and enclosed backporch. $37,500

268 Culpepper Drive - Cynthiana- Spacious 3br, 2ba in desirable Country Club Estates. $164,500

612 N. Broadway - 3br, lg. family room, garage, 1st and 2nd floor heating/air units. $84,000

KY Hwy 36 - Harrison Co. - Nice 1.99 acre tract with 2br, 1 ba singlewide. Great location! $56,000

Lakeview Dr. - Harrison Co. - 3br. brick ranch, nice den/dining, fenced side yard. $101,000

1491 Suggs Rd. – 28+acres, Sharp 3br,2ba home, covered porch's, 30’x40’ shop. Now $290,000

3561 Crooked Creek Rd. - 1992 Clayton, 2br's, 2 ba's on 2.6 acres in rural setting! $$35,000


Contact Vince Wells

Real Estate & Auction

110 S. Broadway

Carlisle, KY 40311




FURNITURE REPAIR and refinishing. Rick’s Antique Refinishing. 859-289-7052. TFN


ELDERLY COMPANION CARE – Serving Nicholas County, Bourbon County, and Harrison County. Services include: meal prep, transportation to shopping and appointments, and light housekeeping. Services available on the weekends. Contact 859-289-3409 after 5 pm. 11/6


HOUSE KEEPING – Home sweet home housekeeping services. Openings available homes Nicholas County, Bourbon County and Harrison County. General housekeeping, painting, organizing closets and garages. Book for weekly, bi-weekly, monthly, special occasions. Services available on weekends. Contact after 5 pm at 859-289-3409. 11/13


CHRISTMAS/THANKSGIVING COOKING- Don’t want to do your cooking for Christmas or Thanksgiving? I can make holiday favorites, pumpkins pies, etc. Call 859-289-5625 before 8 pm 11/13


Insurance for your Auto, Home and property needs. Top quality companies including The Hartford, Safeco, Travelers, National General, Progressive, Foremost, Hartford AARP and more. Courteous and convenient local service. Contact Vince for your free quote.

Vince Wells Insurance

110 S. Broadway

Carlisle, KY 40311




HAVE YOU SEEN? – Has anyone seen Garfield?  He is yellow with green eyes and a really lushie tail. My neighbor took him the first week of October and carried him off either to Concord or East Union. Please call 606-748-5184 Wilma 11/13

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MISSING: 2-year old black lab mix (looks like 6 month old lab).Missing from Upper Sharpsburg Road. No collar. His name is Bob. He has a white patch on his chest. Please call 859-473-0706 or 859-473-0364. REWARD IF FOUND!!!

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WANTED - Occasional guidance in the correct local pronunciation of recipes and names from Austria, Castile, Aragon, Andalucía, Venicia, Liguria, Tuscania, Sicilia, Greece, Krete, the Levant, and N. Africa. Thanks, David, 859-473-4323 11/6


WANTED – If you are interested in partaking in a St. Patrick’s Day Ceili this coming March 17th, in Carlisle, call David, 859-473-4323. We would like to start planning ahead. At the ceili, everyone shares a performance gift; sings a song, plays a tune, recites a poem, tells a joke or a limerick, dances a jig, strings a Cat’s cradle, makes a funny face- an Irish flavor is nice, but not necessary. Irish is a state of mind and can be yours for a day.  11/6



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Top News

Arrests made for 2003 murder

by Stephen Scalf

Shortly after 5:30 p.m. last Tuesday, Feb. 25, Kentucky State Police at Dry Ridge Post 6 were able to make an arrest in the March 31, 2003 murder of Nicholas County resident David Sadler.
Approximately two weeks ago, Carlisle Police Officer Scott Johnson received new information concerning the case and determined the investigation would be more effective if all law enforcement agencies pooled their resources.
Working in cooperation with two KSP detectives and Nicholas County Sheriff Jeff Sidles, further investigation led to the arrest of Shawn Lee Fryman, 36, at his Harrison County residence. Fryman was charged with one count of murder and is being held in the Bourbon County Detention Center.
On Monday, Mar. 3, KSP officers arrested Joshua Abney, 34, of Nicholas County under charges of Complicity to Commit Murder in connection with the same murder.
Officer Johnson was able to determine Abney's location and assisted in the arrest. Abney was booked into Bourbon County Detention Center in Paris.
According to a KSP news release, David Sadler was found dead in his Abner Mills Road home after suffering a single gunshot wound to his head.
This was one of the three murders – the others were Donnie Dixon and Roger Scotty Fryman – that The Carlisle Mercury’s investigative reporter Charles Mattox dubbed “The Blue Licks Triangle Murders,” pointing out that all three individuals had been good friends, living in a rural section of Nicholas County of no more than 250 citizens, and that all three murders had gone unsolved for more than 10 years.

Mr. Groundhog: Enough, already!

by Stephen Scalf

The aptly named winter storm "Titan" that tore through the Midwest on Sunday evening and Monday morning left four to five inches of ice and packed snow in Nicholas County - the largest amount of accumulation in a single storm this season.
The storm has county residents expressing their eagerness for the return of spring weather.
Sunday brought heavy rains with near-freezing temperatures, and after a short break in precipitation, the temperatures dropped below freezing, followed by a mixture of freezing rain and sleet that gradually turned to snow.
As roadways, sidewalks, and driveways froze, a heavy layer of ice formed under the snow, complicating snow removal operations.
With classes cancelled both Monday and Tuesday, graduation has been pushed back to June 8.
On Tuesday, City of Carlisle Mayor issued a request for property owners to clear the sidewalks on their properties, stating that several elderly people had already fallen on the slippery surfaces.
Although orders are expected to gradually climb over the next week, dipping below freezing at night, we're not quite out of the woods just yet. Next Tuesday evening calls for rain, changing to a snowy mix on Wednesday.

Public input requested for KY 36/KY 32 intersection

by Stephen Scalf

A public information meeting has been scheduled for Tuesday, Mar. 11, 2014 concerning the intersection improvement project for the five-way intersection of KY 36 (Concrete Road) and KY 32 (Old Paris Road) forming the entrance to the school. The meeting will be from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at the Nicholas County High School/Middle School Cafeteria. The purpose of the meeting is to give all interested persons an opportunity to become better informed and to express their views concerning the proposed project.
The meeting will follow an “Open House” format with no formal presentation. Representatives from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet and their consultants will be available to answer questions and to provide information about the project. There will also be handouts available describing the project’s purpose and needs.
According to the official website: . There are two alternate plans.
The first conceptual alternate (see picture to the left) involves re-routing the intersection of KY 32 (Old Paris Road) so it intersects with KY 13 (Lower Jackstown Road) and then curving Lower Jackstown Road so it meets the intersection squarely, rather than at an angle as it currently does. This plan also eliminates access from Old Paris Road to the existing intersection of KY 36 and KY 32 in front of the school, making it a more standard four-way intersection, with Main Street extending directly through to Concrete Road (with the addition of turn lanes), and the school entrance directly opposite from the entrance to the Marathon station. The projected cost of this project is estimated at $4.1 million.

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