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Proposed silica mining on Furnace Mountain raises concerns

by Lisa Bicknell CVT Editor A considerable crowd turned out on Tuesday night at the Powell County Courthouse to take part in a permit conference meeting with the Department of Natural Resources/Division of Mine Reclamation and Enforcement regarding a proposed sand mining operation on Furnace Mountain, near the Estill/ Powell County line. Dueville Ray Watson […]

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Dale and Alison Thomas need a wheelchair-accessible van as their almost five-year old son Garrett grows.

Local couple hoping to acquire van for son

By LISA BICKNELL CV&T News Editor Alison and Dale Thomas are no strangers to overcoming hurdles when it comes to their son.  They have fought long and hard for Garrett Dale since the day he was born, eight weeks early and in kidney failure. Alison and Dale nursed their little boy carefully for the first […]

School News

ECMS Student of the week

The Estill County Middle School Youth Services Center Male Student of the Week is Mark Baisden. He is the son of Crystal Alexander and Joseph Alexander and is in the 6th grade. Mark said he also enjoys building robots, playing wit, reading, and plans to be a veterinarian. Mark was selected for being polite and always communicating […]

ECHS JROTC rifle team places first and third

Last Thursday night the ECHS JROTC Rifle Team traveled to George Rogers Clark High School for a Rifle Competition. The competition included shooting in various positions including standing, kneeling, and prone. The students must master basic marksmanship skills in order to compete. Through the past few weeks their skills have improved, which has caused them […]

Estill students named to Bluegrass All-Regional Band

On Sunday, December 6th, over 300 high school students from the Southeastern region of Kentucky gathered at Corbin High School to audition for placement in the Bluegrass All-Regional Band.  Only the elite were awarded a place in this prestigious group, and these students represent the very best of high school music education in this part […]



Helen Angell, 75 Helen Angell, 75, died on Saturday, February 6, 2016 at Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home. She was born on March 26, 1940 in Irvine, KY to the late Edgar Johnson and Dorothy Richards. She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Nellie Noland; and two step-children, George Angell and Holly […]

Church News

Crisis Pregnancy Coaching Training Sessions A training session for volunteers who have an interest in mentoring pregnant clients throughout their pregnancy are invited to take part in an upcoming training. The American Assoc. of Christian Counselors, in partnership with Care Net, developed a series of two 12-hour intensive courses to equip crisis pregnancy coaches and […]

Community Calendar

Alcohol Anonymous Alcoholics Anonymous has starting having two new meeting each week at noon on Wednesdays and Saturdays. AA continues to meet 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 […]