Local News


Murder at the Banquet

Photos by Lisa Bicknell Almost 100 people attended the River City Players dinner theater production “Murder at the Banquet.” Attendants enjoyed a meal and laughs as amateur sleuths attempted to figure out who murdered Nathan Wimberly, played by Jerry Smith at right, and Agatha Preakness, played by Diane Smith, seated next to him. The play, […]


Fallen deputy’s name to be added to memorial

In 1920, a story about a shoot-out between an Irvine marshal and his deputy made headlines in several local newspapers, including the Louisville Courier-Journal. Accounts vary, but most agree that Deputy Henry Thomas Reed apprehended Thomas Estes on a bootlegging charge as he got off a train from Beattyville in Ravenna. On their way to […]

School News

Local home school group plants flower garden

Photo courtesy of Whitney Hays, Children’s Librarian A local home school group planted a flower garden last week in observance of Earth month and the One Book library program at the Estill County Public Library.

ECMS Olympiad team competes

The Estill County Middle School and High School Science Olympiad teams competed in the regional tournament held at Maysville Community College March 21. The middle school team placed fourth and secured a place in the state tournament to be held in Bowling Green April 25. The high school team only had four members, so they were not able to secure a team placement because they were not able to cover all 23 events. However, the high schoolers are able to compete at the state tournament in the events in which they placed first.


Eltzroth remembers Vietnam Life—1967-68

This story is a bit off the beaten path for me. March 6, 2015 was the 47th anniversary of the death of my best childhood friend, Skip, who was killed in Vietnam. That brought back a flood of memories of my 15 months of service with the U.S. Army in South Vietnam. I would like […]


Mary Clay Alexander Abney, 84 Mary Clay Alexander Abney, 84, widow of Jessie F. Abney, died Sunday, April 12, 20 15 at 5:18pm in her home after a short illness. She was born on June 20th, 1930 in Estill County to the late Tipton”Tip” and Eva Alexander. She was a homemaker, former sales clerk at […]

School Menu

Elementary Breakfast Monday, April 27- Mini Maple waffles, syrup, apples, juice and milk. Tuesday, April 28- Toast, Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal, grapes, juice and milk. Wednesday, April 29- Pop tarts, Cocoa Puffs, fruit cocktail, juice and milk. Thursday, April 30- Chicken biscuit, applesauce, juice and milk. Friday, May 1- Muffin, pineapple tidbits, juice and milk. […]