Local News

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 […]


Drip Rock Baptist Church celebrates 150 years

By LISA BICKNELL CV&T News Editor As it has for many, many years, the Drip Rock Baptist Church hosted homecoming services on the Sunday before Labor Day. But this year was particularly special, as the congregation commemorated the church’s 150th year. Pastor Shawn Smith reminded them that several of the original members’ families still attend […]

School News

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.” […]

ECHS GEAR UP student’s thoughts on the ACT

By Kayla McKinney We hear about it all the time, our teachers have pounded it into our brains, along with countless class time study hours and tricks to improve your score. Yes, it is the reason for those late night pretest cramming sessions and the hours upon hours of practice tests. I believe we all […]



Louise Ginter, 87 Louise Ginter, 87, of Hamilton, Ohio died Monday, September 28, 2015 at the Butler County Care Center.  She was born in Richmond, Kentucky on September 4, 1928 the daughter of Moss and Lillian (Nubee) Shearer.  She married Weldon Ginter on September 4, 1948 in Irvine, Kentucky. She was a devoted mother and […]

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 […]

Community Calendar

 American Legion Post 79 Steak dinner 40&8 will be having their annual steak dinner October 3, beginning at 6 p.m., at the American Legion  Post 79. All American Legion members and guests are invited to attend. There will be a dance following the meal, starting at 8 p.m. Live music will be performed by Thirsty […]