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County rallies behind teen with spinal cord injury

By LISA BICKNELL CV&T News Editor On August 5, 2015, Jackie Miller was one week away from getting her driver’s license when she suffered a spinal cord injury that put her in a wheelchair. She was taking a gymnastics class and noticed some discomfort in her back that felt like a pulled muscle or a […]

Taygen Purdue,  Taylor Sutton, Kyler Riddell and Conner Purdue line up against the railroad mural for a picture. Photo by Lisa Bicknell

Railroad Festival marks 100 years for city of Ravenna

By LISA BICKNELL CV&T News Editor The weather was perfect and there was not a complaint to be heard, said Ravenna Mayor Estine Tipton, referring to the annual Ravenna Railroad Festival in the Ravenna Veteran’s Memorial Park.  The festival marked the city’s 100th birthday this year. The day began with vendors setting up their booths […]

School News

Arthur kisses pig

High Attendance Day was held on Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015 across the state of Kentucky. Locally, a contest was held where any school achieving 98 percent attendance for the day would get to watch Supt. Jeff Saylor and Director of Pupil Personnel Dickie Arthur kiss a pig. West Irvine Elementary lead the district with 97.5 […]

Marching Engineers season kicks off with competition wins

The Marching Engineers have recently traveled to Campbell and Mason counties for their second and third competitions of the season. At Campbell County, the band had a good run in preliminary competition; dominating class 2A by winning best music, best visual, best effect, and first place in the class. This finish earned them a spot […]

Sims hired to lead South Irvine Pre-K

By LISA BICKNELL CV&T News Editor Two days into the job, Brock Sims considers himself a lucky man to be the new principal of the South Irvine Preschool-Kindergarten center. “The staff and the district leadership have been so supportive,” he said.  “This is a well-oiled machine, and I hope to keep it running that way.” […]



Fred Morris Brown, 89 Fred Morris Brown, 89, husband of Thelda Cox Brown, died Saturday, October 3 morning at the Marcum Wallace Hospital in Irvine. Mr. Brown was a native of Estill County, a son of the late Fred and Rhonda Alexander Brown. Mr. Brown was United States Army Veteran, serving active duty during WWII. […]

Church News

Full Gospel Evangelistic Ministry’s Homecoming Revival Pastor Collins welcomes you to come worship with us Oct. 14-18, at 400 Duck Wear Rd., Rt. 1840.  Preaching will be Sister Yolanda Gail Anderson, on Wed. Oct. 14 at 7 p.m.; Pastor Larry D. Collins on Thurs. Oct. 15 at 7 p.m.; Brother Robert Johns on Fri. Oct. 16 […]


40-year reunion Calling all 1975 Classmates for our 40th Reunion! We will be meeting between 7-7:30 p.m. on Oct. 16, at  the ECHS football game.  The following day on October 17, we will be meeting at Michael’s Restaurant from 12-1:00 for lunch. Later that evening, classmates may gather at Gillums in Richmond for more fellowship if […]