September 2011 Report - Nicholas County - Kentucky

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					                                                   Carlisle-Nicholas County Community Committee Report - August 2011
                                                                   Compiled by Duane A. Kenney, Carlisle-Nicholas County Industrial Development Authority



         GROUPS                             NAME       REPORT
American Legion Post          Dorsey Watkins


                                                       Goldenrod – end of August through the end of September
                                                       Solidago Shortii, commonly known as Short's Goldenrod, is considered to be one of the rarest plants in the world and is on the endangered species list. In fact, this species of
                                                       goldenrod is so rare that it is found only two places in the entire world. Blue Licks is very fortunate to have a Kentucky State Nature Preserve inside the park where this plant
                                                       is protected, but accessible for public viewing. We encourage our visitor’s to walk the Buffalo Trace Trail next to the museum and see this plant for themselves. The plant
                                                       typically blooms somewhere around the end of August or the first of September. This is a great photo opportunity for nature photographers!

                                                       Ink & Writing at the Pioneer Museum – September 10
                                                       For Centuries, writing was a fine craft: the style of lettering showed ones status as well as ones trade. In the 18th century, lawyers, merchants, and secretaries all had
                                                       different scripts. Men and women of different social classes had different attitudes towards writing. All of this began with a simple writing instrument and ink. Join us as we
                                                       demonstrate how to produce these two basic tools.

                                                       Woodworking at the Pioneer Museum – September 17
                                                       The shaping and working of wood was an absolute necessity for surviving life on the frontier. Whether it was a basic shelter, or a home from which
                                                       generations would spring, woodworking was at the heart. See a variety of tools and their uses during this ongoing program. This program will be taking
                                                       place throughout the day and is part of the Pioneer Museum Summer Series. It is free with your paid admission to the museum.
Blue Licks State Park         Michael Schwendau
                                                       Tracking & Hunting at the Pioneer Museum – September 24
                                                       The art of tracking is as much a part of hunting as the kill. See a variety of examples of tracks from the area of Blue Licks as well as learning how to
                                                       “read” the signs left behind. This program will be taking place throughout the day and is part of the Pioneer Museum Summer Series. It is free with
                                                       your paid admission to the museum.

                                                       National Public Lands Day – September 25
                                                       National Public Lands Day is the nation’s largest hands-on volunteer effort to improve and enhance the public lands Americans enjoy. Volunteers have
                                                       built trails and bridges, planted trees and plants, and removed trash and invasive plants. Blue Licks Battlefield State Resort Park is seeking volunteers
                                                       for September 25thto help with the routine maintenance of park trails. Interested volunteers (individual and/or organizations) are encouraged to call Paul
                                                       Tierney at 800-443-7008. Pre-register by September 15th

                                                       Jam Session – September 27
                                                       Join area musicians on the last Monday of each month from 6pm-8pm for a relaxed evening of fun, friends, and music. You never know who will show up!
                                                       This is an informal and unstructured event. It is open to all musicians and to the general public. There is no cost to attend this event as a performer or an
                                                       audience member. Come early and enjoy a meal at Hidden Waters Restaurant.



Boy Scouts Troop #50          Mike Warner

                                                       Carlisle Rotary Club:


                                                       Support the school backpack program
                                                       Volunteers help with school functions (tickets at football games, parking, etc)
Carlisle Rotary Club          Kevin Zachary            Sponsoring Yard Sale @ Donna's
                                                       Organizing Saturday in Carlisle
                                                       We will be placing flags out on Labor Day and September 11th.

                                                       The Carlisle Rotary club will be distributing 100 dictionaries to the 4th grade students in nicholas co elementary school this week


Carlisle-Nicholas Co. Chamber
                              Ed Taylor
of Commerce

                                                       The IDA is in the process of remodeling/rehabilitating the former Jockey Sewing Plant, in preparation of subdividing the unit into approximately four 10,000 square feet units.
                                                       Also, the building will have several offices that will be available for local meetings, business offices, etc.

Carlisle-Nicholas Co. IDA     Duane A. Kenney          The IDA has agreed and contracted with Mr. Nathan Mick, Garrard County Economic Development Director, to serve in the same capacity in Nicholas County. Mr. Mick's
                                                       obligations will have him in and around Nicholas County in the future, as he will provide his services to help Nicholas County grow and prosper. We are very excited and
                                                       welcome Mr. Mick to our county, as his experiences will be more than helpful in the IDA's primary goals of creating and developing the county.
                                                 Carlisle-Nicholas County Community Committee Report - August 2011
                                                                 Compiled by Duane A. Kenney, Carlisle-Nicholas County Industrial Development Authority



                                                     Tourism monthly board meeting will be Tuesday evening, September 6, at 7:00p.m. Our Monthly luncheon will be Thursday September the 8th. 12:00. Reservations
Carlisle-Nicholas Co. Tourism   Gladys Shrout        required. We will be planting iris, day lilies, this coming week. The school ag department will be helping along with helping us to weed, and spread mulch. We are in the
                                                     process of working on the sign. We have ordered our fall plantings and hope they will arrive soon for planting.


                                                     The City of Carlisle update report:

                                                     1. Finished all surveys of customers for water line replacement grant, sent to company. waiting to hear from that grant.

                                                     2. Starting to obtain easements for East Union Road water line project. Will be beginning as soon as all easements are signed and filed.
City of Carlisle, KY            Ann Brierly
                                                     3. Have engineer drawing plans for skate park. Talked to concrete company. Lining up volunteers to work on park

                                                     4. Tying up ends regarding FEMA

                                                     5. Waiting to hear from Safe Routes To School grant for replacement of some sidewalks.

                                                     Community Action Council

                                                     LIHEAP heating assistance will begin on 11/7
Community Action Council        Angie Schalch        Still enrolling children in Head Start and Early Head Start. Educational services for children 6 weeks to 5 years
                                                     Emergency Food Box's available for citizens of Nicholas County no more than 2 months
                                                     Senior Commodity Box's monthly now excepting applications for the wait list


Courthouse Square Arts Guild    Larry Mitchell       Courthouse Square Arts Guild Member Show September 24th, 9am-5pm Corner Studio, 240 E Main Street, Carlisle, KY (CORNER STUDIO)

Kentucky Doll and Toy
                                Jan Taylor
Museum
Nicholas Co. Animal Welfare
                                Becky Ritchie
Society
                                                    Carlisle-Nicholas County Community Committee Report - August 2011
                                                                    Compiled by Duane A. Kenney, Carlisle-Nicholas County Industrial Development Authority




                                                        Nicholas County Schools is off to another fabulous start to the school year! Students are hard at work in the classroom and in extracurricular activities.

                                                        In fact, the varsity football season is off to another great start. With a record of 2-1 the BlueJacket football team is looking to bring home other victories this month against
                                                        Berea, Paris, and Ludlow. Homecoming festivities are planned for the week of September 12th including a parade and powder puff games on September 15th. The week is
                                                        highlighted on September 16th with the homecoming game against Paris HS.

                                                        In addition to varsity football, the high school volleyball team, boys/girls golf teams, girls middle school basketball team, and middle school football team are all enjoying
                                                        successes this fall and, marching band season begins on September 10th. To get an entire list of dates for all sporting activities, go to http://www.nicholas.k12.ky.us/ to see
                                                        the district calendar.
Nicholas Co. Board of
                              Doug Bechanan
Education
                                                        Also, 2011 ACT scores of last year’s junior class have been released. With a composite score of 18.2, Nicholas County HS students outscored Bath, Deming, Fleming and
                                                        Paris High Schools and narrowly missed outscoring all other surrounding districts. Compliments go to these students and their teachers on an
                                                        extraordinary job.

                                                        For the first time, KY Tech-Cynthiana campus is teaching Business Technology classes at NCHS solely for Nicholas County students. Taught by Louise
                                                        Jackson, faculty member at Cynthiana KY Tech, there are presently 18 students enrolled in Web Design and 25 in Computer Applications. The classes are
                                                        the product of a year-long negotiation between the district and KY Tech in creating and developing an agreement for these satellite courses. These students
                                                         do not include the additional 10 students that travel to Harrison County each day to take classes in welding, machine shop, nursing, and automotive technology.




                                                        AUGUST 2011 REPORT FOR THE NICHOLAS COUNTY CONSERVATION DISTRICT

                                                        August 3, 2011: Monthly meeting was held at 6:30pm at the Nicholas County Extension Office.

                                                        August 4, 2011: Monthly State Cost Share reports were sent to Frankfort to the Division of Conservation.

                                                        August 8, 2011: Secretary set up a booth at the Readifest at Nicholas County High School gymnasium to promote this year’s poster/essay contest. We had a great
                                                        response, 75 kids signed up to participate.

                                                        August 15, 2011: Talked with Bluegrass Recycling Services about our deceased animal removal contract. There will no longer be a fee to the producers to have their
                                                        animals picked up.

Nicholas Co. Conservation                               August 17, 2011: Talked with a Fish/Wildlife Officer about helping to promote our poster/essay contest. They have agreed to talk with students to try and have more
                              Tara Duncan
District                                                participation this year. Also, talked to Nathan Gregory with the Clay Wildlife Farm to see if he could help out as well and he agreed also.

                                                        August 19, 2011: Visited New Beginning Christian School to talk about the poster/essay contest.

                                                        August 31, 2011: Went on a farm visit to take a look at some of the trees we handed out at our last tree give-away.

                                                        The No-Till Drill was rented out 4 times during the month with the hay wrapper and lime buggy being rented once.

                                                        The Secretary helped local producers with 5 phase I applications and questions.

                                                        The staff handled 26 in office visits from producers and 41 calls concerning conservations questions.




                                                        Nicholas County Historical Society News

                                                        It has been a busy summer at the Neal Building. Our rentals have increased and there seems to be at least one event a week on the calendar for the next couple of months.
                                                        We appreciate the community groups who use the building too – it is important to us that the building is in use as much as possible.
Nicholas Co. Historical Society Michelle McDonald
                                                        The third Sunday of each month is “Peanut Butter and Jam Session” day. Join local musicians and special guests for good music and a good time.

                                                        For “Saturday in Carlisle” the Neal Building will be open and hosting displays of different memorabilia. Stop by and take a look!



Nicholas Co. Ministerial
                              Steve Smith
Association
                                                        Carlisle-Nicholas County Community Committee Report - August 2011
                                                                         Compiled by Duane A. Kenney, Carlisle-Nicholas County Industrial Development Authority




                                                            September 2011

                                                            The Nicholas County Public Library will be hosting the Nelstone Carver’s on September 15 @ 3:30 p.m.
                                                            They will demonstrate how to carve out of limestone and will present the library will a sculpture.

                                                            On September 29 @ 5:00, Michler’s Greenhouses will present a program on indoor and outdoor plant care.

                                                            We have an ongoing book sale. 4 books for $1.00.

                                                            The Nicholas County FIX offers low or no cost spay and neutering services. About 10 applications are selected each month. Sign up at the library.
Nicholas Co. Public Library    Becky Reid
                                                            The Adult Education program is located downstairs and people wanting to work toward the completion of their GED and beginning college courses can call 289-6861.

                                                            Storytime for children 3-5 will begin October 5th from 11:00 till noon.

                                                            The 4-H Club is offering a fundraising. You can order treats for a dog, cat or horse for $4 each. If you don’t have a pet, you can donate to the Carlisle Police Department or to
                                                            the Animal Shelter. Orders will be taken until September 23.

                                                            Susan has a weekly book route in the community. If you know of anyone who needs books brought to them ( our outreach van serves house-bound individuals), please call
                                                            us at 289-5595.




                                                            Nicholas County Fiscal Court

                                                            Sept. 2011

                                                            The fiscal court has been busy as usual. We are working on getting some better equipment for the road department so we can do a better job taking care of the roads. This
                                                            has certainly been a rough year due to the heavy rains we had earlier.

                                                            I have been told that the bids for the U. S. 68 road project between Paris And Millersburg is scheduled to be let in October of this year with the Millersburg By-pass being the
                                                            next project after that. We haven’t been given a timeline for the Nicholas County section as of yet. There has been a drilling company working in the county taking core
                                                            samples along the new route.
Nicholas County Fiscal Court   Kenny Lyons
                                                            The survey crews have finished surveying for the railroad bridge on Rte. 32 at Myers Station and the bridge on East Union Road so we know these projects are in the
                                                            planning stages.

                                                             We are also working with the State Highway Dept. on getting the low water crossings on Cassidy Creek at Long Run and Watkins Lane replaced. As soon as we get the O.K.
                                                            on these projects we will get them started.

                                                            Funding on any project is really hard to get right now but we are trying to get what we can. I have been to Frankfort several times lately meeting with different
                                                            people letting them know of our needs.


Nicholas County Health
                               Crystal Caudill Miller
Department
                                                Carlisle-Nicholas County Community Committee Report - August 2011
                                                                Compiled by Duane A. Kenney, Carlisle-Nicholas County Industrial Development Authority



                                                    NICHOLAS COUNTY HOSPITAL

                                                    COMMUNITY COMMITTEE REPORT

                                                    SEPTEMBER 2011

                                                    - A new Physician Assistant, Todd Boonstra, has started working in the Emergency Room (on August 29th.) Todd has an extensive background in the Emergency Room and
                                                    is on duty Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

                                                    - St. Joseph-Mt. Sterling has donated medical equipment and furniture to the Nicholas County Hospital, which has provided significant improvements in the patient areas as
Nicholas County Hospital Corp. Barry Papania        well as the waiting areas.

                                                    - Volumes have started to increase in the month of August.

                                                    - Management in-services start in September. Our first study will be Quint Studer’s Book, “Straight A Leadership.”

                                                    - Nursing will begin a quality initiative in the Emergency Department. Emphasis will be placed on arrival-to-discharge time; triage time; time for Lab and Radiology results; and
                                                    special order set development. All of this is designed to reduce the time patients spend in the Emergency Room. We will be using criteria that has been proven successful at
                                                    St. Joseph Hospital.



Nicholas County Parks and
                              Rudy Randolph
Recreation

                                                    Sept. 1 – Nicholas County 4-H and FFA Livestock Show and Sale
                                                    Sept. 28 – Introduction to Nutrition Education 5p.m. Nicholas County Extension
                                                    Sept 30 – Deadline 4-H shirt orders
                                                    Sept. 30 – Deadline for Homemakers shirt orders
                                                    Sept. 23 – Deadline for 4-H pet treat orders
                                                    Sept. 6 – Headquarters Hmkrs – 10:30 a.m. library
                                                    September 8 – Ellisville Hmkrs 11 a.m.
UK Cooperative Extension
                              Kim Adams-Leger       September 8 – Moorefield Hmkrs 7 p.m.
Office
                                                    September 14 – Miranda Hmkrs – 10 a.m.
                                                    Sept. 17 – Nicholas County 4-H State Shoot Competition
                                                    Sept. 29 – 4-H Cooking Class Begins 4 p.m West End Park Exhibit Hall
                                                    Sept. 15 – “How to be Social on the Internet and Not Give Away the Farm” 5p.m. at Nicholas County Extension
                                                    October 3 – 7 – Nicholas County 4-H Week
                                                    October 9 – Second Sunday Events



VFW                           Dee Buckler




                                             Mission of the Carlisle-Nicholas County Community Committee
The mission of the Carlisle-Nicholas County Community Committee is to work together, communicate and cooperate to help move Carlisle and Nicholas
County forward.
Carlisle-Nicholas County Community Committee Report - August 2011
          Compiled by Duane A. Kenney, Carlisle-Nicholas County Industrial Development Authority
Carlisle-Nicholas County Community Committee Report - August 2011
          Compiled by Duane A. Kenney, Carlisle-Nicholas County Industrial Development Authority
Carlisle-Nicholas County Community Committee Report - August 2011
          Compiled by Duane A. Kenney, Carlisle-Nicholas County Industrial Development Authority
Carlisle-Nicholas County Community Committee Report - August 2011
          Compiled by Duane A. Kenney, Carlisle-Nicholas County Industrial Development Authority
Carlisle-Nicholas County Community Committee Report - August 2011
          Compiled by Duane A. Kenney, Carlisle-Nicholas County Industrial Development Authority
Carlisle-Nicholas County Community Committee Report - August 2011
          Compiled by Duane A. Kenney, Carlisle-Nicholas County Industrial Development Authority
Carlisle-Nicholas County Community Committee Report - August 2011
          Compiled by Duane A. Kenney, Carlisle-Nicholas County Industrial Development Authority

				
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