Local News


Benton snaps photographs for donations to charities

Nelson Benton, of Nelson Benton Photography, decided to take photos of prom-goers for free on Main Street Saturday afternoon after he had several people enquire about having prom photos made. Because there were so many of them, Benton decided to set up on Main Street and invited students to stop by for a free photo session. He didn’t charge for the service, but donations were collected. Forty-two students dressed in their prom finery stopped by, and about $500 was raised to give to the Backpack Ministry. Above, Benton photographs sisters Olivia and Victoria Wise. At left is Victoria Wise.

Estill Action Group takes on Trail Town initiative

The Estill Action Group met for its regular monthly meeting on Wednesday, May 6 to discuss the Kentucky Trail Town application process and several other community development projects. EAG has agreed to take the lead with the trail town application with the hope that Irvine and Ravenna become certified trail towns. The application program helps […]

School News

‘Frozen in Time’

Deron Miller, left, and Whitney Ferrell, right, were crowned King and Queen on Saturday night, a special moment during the “Frozen in Time-themed” prom. Deron is the son of David and Audrea Brinegar Miller, and Whitney is the daughter of Robbie and Katie Tucker Ferrell.

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.


Memorial Day (or Decoration Day?)

Memorial Day has its roots entwined in the Civil War. Union General John A. Logan called for a nationwide day of remembrance which he called Decoration Day. “The 30th of May, 1868, is designated for the purpose of strewing with flowers, or otherwise decorating the graves of comrades who died in defense of their country […]


Julia Centers, 58 Julia Centers, 58, wife of Danny Centers of Kissey Branch in Irvine died Tuesday, May 12, 2015 at her residence with her family by her side. She was a housewife and a member of the Kingdom Hall Jehovah Witness. She is survived by her husband Danny Centers of Irvine; two sons, Aaron […]

Church Calendar

BAPTIST BEECH GROVE BAPTIST Red Lick Rd., Rt. 3, 723-6745;  S.S. 10 a.m.; W.S. 11 a.m. & 6 p.m. Pastor Marion Brewer CALVARY BAPTIST 723-7187 or 2416; S.S. 9:45 & 11 a.m.; W.S. 11 a.m. & 6 p.m. Wed. 7 p.m. COW CREEK BAPTIST Hwy. 52, Beattyville Rd., Ravenna; 723-6183; Harold J. Lahrmer, Min. DRIP […]