March 19, 2014


Celebrating American Red Cross Month

During Friday’s fiscal court meeting, Mr. Scott Frasure of the American Red Cross presented a resolution which received the fiscal court’s unanimous approval for county judge/executive Mike Pryor to sign, designating March as Red Cross Month in Nicholas County.
This past month, the American Red Cross provided assistance to 572 families in this region who through fire or other disaster required food, shelter, or clothing. In addition to disaster assistance, the American Red Cross also provides support for military families, including verification of medical emergencies and notification to military members stationed away from home. They also provide health and safety training and education, providing individuals, families, and organizations with lifesaving skills - such as CPR and First Aid training, or even lifeguarding and babysitter training – as well as providing disaster preparedness information.
The American Red Cross also collects and distributes more than 40 percent of America’s donated blood supplies.

Looking for a volunteer
Mr. Frasure informed the fiscal court that right now they do not have a representative in Nicholas County and are looking for someone who would be willing to volunteer for the position. This person could assist in helping to inform the community of Red Cross programs and services that are available, as well as providing a point of contact when assistance of any kind is needed, including access to training.
Interested persons should contact the Nicholas County Judge/Executive’s office, which will forward the information on to Mr. Frasure.

Cub Scout Pack 50 hosts Pinewood Derby

Saturday, Mar. 15 was a day of fun at the Carlisle Baptist Church as Cub Scout Pack 50 of Carlisle hosted their annual Pinewood Derby. With an impressive new track and a lot of creative cars, even some from the adult leaders, the day of racing turned out to be quite exciting.
For those of you not familiar with Pinewood Derbies, scouts are asked to design their own cars with the help of their parents or other adults, starting from a simple kit with a block of wood and four wheels. The cars must meet many different requirements regarding weight and size so the race can be as fair as possible for all participants. After their car passes the regulations, the races are split up into classes based on dens, and then the winners of each den are pitted against each other for overall placements. Adults are also allowed to design their own cars and compete, and are put into what is called an “outlaw class” with different weight and design regulations.
After Pack 50’s extremely lucrative popcorn sale this past year – two scouts were placed at the top of the Shawnee District in sales - the adult leaders of the pack decided that a new Pine Wood Derby track would be a reasonable and useful expense. The pack purchased an aluminum four-lane racetrack, and tested it out for the first time on Saturday at the derby.
Scouts that had successful cars were awarded trophies, along with gift cards of varying amounts. Afterward, the scouts were served a meal prepared by a few pack mothers.
Cub Scoutmaster, Josh Guthrie, was extremely pleased with the event, and hoped to see more activities come about with the pack in the near future.
Under the guidance of new Scoutmaster Marty Krut, Troop 50 is participating in various activities as well, with their recent service project at the Carlisle Presbyterian Church, their upcoming Eagle Scout Court of Honor, and their approaching Troop Court of Honor.
Cub Scout Pack 50 meets on the 1st and 3rd Monday of every month at 6:30pm, and Boy Scout Troop 50 meets every Thursday night at 6:30pm. Both groups are charted by the Carlisle Presbyterian Church.

Nicholas, Bourbon Counties sponsor Lincoln Day Dinner

The 1st Annual Lincoln Day Dinner, put on by the Republican Party of Bourbon County was held March 13th at Legion Park Hall in Paris. Headlining the event was keynote speaker Kentucky Commission of Agriculture James Comer. Also making personal appearances were candidate for U.S. Senate Matt Bevin and candidate for Kentucky House of Representatives Dwaine Curran, as well as GOP candidates for other Bourbon County offices.
Representatives for U.S. Senators Rand Paul and U.S. Congressman Andy Barr were also present. U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell sent along a campaign video as his contribution to the evening. Nicholas County Republican Party Chair Eric Lane also spoke, and several Nicholas Countians were in attendance.
Sponsors of the event were Mr. and Mrs. Steve Spears, Mr. Rodney Dotson and Brothers, Mr. Ted Kuster, Dr. John Park of Park Equine Hospital and Mr. and Mrs. Paul Austin.
Attendees dined on fried chicken, pulled pork sandwiches, baked beans, potato salad and homemade pies and cakes for dessert.
Myke Carter, chair of the Republican Party of Bourbon County got the evening’s speeches started, noting that the motto of the group—Home Of Conservative Values and Thought—is reflective of his belief that “being a Republican is only skin deep, but being a conservative is to the core.”
Mr. Carter then noted a line from Rand Paul’s speech at the recent CPAC Conference in which Paul said “I’m not talking about electing Republicans; I’m talking about electing lovers of liberty.”
Carter drew a parallel between Paul’s comment and the many voters in the state of Kentucky who are only registered as Democrats so that they can vote in elections, which in turn drew applause from the audience.
Mica Sims, representing Rand Paul, read a letter from the Senator in which he called Washington D.C. a “wretched mess,” citing the numerous tax increases, the implementation of Obamacare which forced 280,000 Kentuckians off of their health plans, the targeting of Kentucky with a ‘war on coal,’ and the highest percentage of Americans out of work since Jimmy Carter was president as examples.
Mr. Paul ended with the statement that “when the Republican Party looks like the rest of America, we will win again,” eliciting loud applause.
Dwaine Curran, who will face Democratic candidate Sannie Overly for State Representative of the 72nd District, began by saying that he didn’t like the direction that the Democrats are taking the country.
“I am pro-life and pro 2nd Amendment,” began Mr. Curran. “Our leaders and representatives should look at the Constitution like a commandment from God. It’s up to government to protect those rights given to us by our Creator.”
Mr. Curran ended by noting that there is an opportunity to put both a Republican in the Governor’s office in Kentucky and a Kentucky Republican in the White House during the course of the next two elections.
Congressman Andy Barr was represented by friend and campaign manager Blake Brickman as well as political director Ethan Witt. Brickman read a letter from Barr that stated he is listening to the concerns of his constituents who have asked him to fight for job creation and the coal industry here in Kentucky as well as to lower the debt of the nation.
Ted Kuster introduced the campaign video for Mitch McConnell, saying that they were close friends and that McConnell has represented the occupation of farming very well over his many years in Washington.
Matt Bevin, who will try to unseat long-time Senator McConnell in the primary this May, asked the audience: “Do you feel good about where we are spiritually, economically and morally in this country? What is at stake in this election is the heart and soul of this country.”

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