Local News


Grant pays for EMS to receive advanced heart monitors

  By: KaLeigh Underwood CVT Intern  The Estill County EMS has gained another tool to aid in better serving its patrons. Six heart monitors were acquired by the station through a grant from the Chemical Stockpile Emergency Preparedness Program (CSEPP). CSEPP is a partnership between FEMA and the U.S. Department of the Army that helps […]


To honor those fallen in line of duty

“Every profession has its value, but we are here to honor those who sacrificed their lives,” said Irvine Mayor W. J. Noland as he addressed those gathered for the annual Law Enforcement Memorial service at the courthouse on Friday, May 15. It was Noland’s first memorial as mayor.

School News

FFA Banquet Awards

On Tuesday, May 19,  several members of Future Farmers of America were presented awards at the FFA Awards Banquet at the Estill County High School. Austin Hazelwood, President of the Kentucky Association of FFA chapters, spoke at the banquet before Lynn Miller, agriculture teacher at the high school, presented multiple awards.  See list of winners […]

‘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.



Virginia Lee Donahue Cole, 72 Virginia Lee Donahue Cole, 72, died Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at her home in Racine, Wisconsin after a short illness. Virginia was born September 20th, 1942 in Irvine, KY to the late John and Anna Staton Donahue. She was preceded in death by two brothers Kenneth “Jaybird” Donahue and Harold […]

Church News

2015 Block Party  The First Christian Church, 270 Main Street (just below the hospital) is once again hosting their annual block party  beginning at 4 p.m. on Saturday, June 6. Each year, FCC works diligently to share the love and joy of Jesus Christ by offering an opportunity for families and friends to gather for fun, food, fellowship, and excitement. […]

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 […]