Local News


Heavy rains close roads again

Torrential rains caused widespread flooding in Estill County again on Friday, the third round of flooding within a couple of months. While there was no major damage, there is a lot of cleaning up to be done, said Estill County Judge-executive Wallace Taylor. “Water covered a lot of roads and a lot of culverts were […]

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.


Life in Witt Springs, 1940’s and 50’s

I recently shared a story with you about George Witt’s General Store that was located on Sand Hill Road 70+ years ago. Many of the details of that story came from Janice (Witt) Whitaker, the daughter of George and Dovie Witt. There were many other remembrances of Jan’s life while growing up in the Witt […]


Faye Benton, 77    Faye Benton, 77, died Saturday, April 11th, 2015 at the Marcum Wallace Memorial Hospital after a short illness. Mrs.Benton was a native of Estill County, a daughter of the late James Edward and Anna Katherine Embry Benton. Mrs. Benton was retired from the United States Postal Service. She was a member […]

Courthouse News

Permits Kennedy Horn, Russell Price IV, and Joesph Harrison. Driver’s Licenses Nathaniel Rose, River Kelly, Austin Hughes, Paul Bellamy, Sherman Collins, Robin Stamper, Heather Estes, and Robert Clark. Motorcycle Permits Jimmy Grace and Sherman Collins. Marriages • Sandra Sue Nevares, 45, homemaker, to Therron Heath Combs, 48, factory worker. Married on April 1, 2015. • […]