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Estill Action Group hangs lights purchased with money raised

The annual Light Up the Rivertown event will be on Sat., Nov. 21.  Courthouse doors will open at 8 a.m. for vendor setup and at 10 a.m. for the public. Vendors will be selling homemade craft and food items. There is no charge to set up a booth. There will be live singing from 11 […]

Photo by Lisa Bicknell
Pleas McIntosh, right, reads names of military men and women who died this year, while Scout Master Travis Holten, left, rings a bell for each person named and Pastor Marvin Neal center, listens.  Below, Scout Troop 144 bows their heads for prayer.

Veterans honored in Ravenna

By LISA BICKNELL CV&T News Editor Beneath a gray sky that reflected the somber mood of the occasion, Ravenna officials, members of the American Legion and ordinary citizens gathered to honor the service of veterans to their nation and their communities. Mayor Estine Tipton and Ravenna Councilwoman Beverly Thompson both spoke of the great number […]

School News

South Irvine Pre-K Center celebrates Veterans Day

South Irvine P-K Center staff and students are thankful for the veterans and their families who came and shared with them on Veterans Day this year.  The staff and children at South Irvine would like to thank the following people for coming and sharing with us. Stephanie Johnson and her kids came and shared what […]

South Irvine Pre-K Center welcomes veterans to read

By KaLeigh Underwood South Irvine Pre-K welcomed six veterans to their school on Veterans Day, Nov. 11. The veterans read a book to each of the seven kindergarten classes at the school. Donald Richardson told the students about his six year experience with the military.  After basic training, he worked in crash and rescue in […]

Red ribbon week at ECHS provides dress up opportunities

During the week of October 26- 30, students and faculty participated in Red Ribbon Week at Estill County High School. The event was sponsored by Family, Career and Community Leaders of America and the Family Resource Center. There was a theme each day and everyone that participated received something such as earbuds or key chains. […]



John James Burns, 50 James John Burns, 50, of Irvine died Saturday, November 14, 2015 at the University of Kentucky Hospital. He was a roofer. He is survived by his mother, Glenda Burns of Irvine; his father John Babe and wife, Mary Babe; a son, James Dishman and wife, Kristen of Kennedal, Texas; two brothers, […]

Church News

Irvine First Church of God The Irvine First Church of God, 199 Broadway, will be host a special service called “The Hanging of the Greens” on Sunday, Nov. 29, beginning at 6 p.m. Refreshments will be served after the service. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Community Calendar

Alcohol Anonymous Alcoholics Anonymous now meets six nights a week, Tuesday through Sunday at 8 p.m., at 167 Broadway in Irvine. Everyone welcome. There are no dues or fees to attend. For more information, call 723-6429.   Al-Anon Meetings The Al-Anon group will meet every Thursday at noon at WestCare. Al-Anon is a meeting for […]