Local News

Irvine Police Chief Brad Smith, at left, presented Officer Aaron Curtis with a certificate of achievement.  Curtis is leaving the police force to take a job in Pulaski County. Photo by Lisa Bicknell

City hall catches up on audits, borrows to meet payroll

By LISA BICKNELL CV&T News Editor Artie White and Associates attended the Irvine City Council meeting on Monday night to present bound copies of the audits from years 2011-14 to the council, evidence that the city’s audits are “finally caught up.” White invited the council to review the audits, as well as letters included for […]

Above, the fiscal court meeting room was uncustomarily full for Monday night’s meeting.  Employees of the jail, the judge’s office, and the sheriff’s department attended, many of them to voice their concerns about the jail.Photo by Lisa Bicknell

Court votes to re-open jail

By LISA BICKNELL CV&T News Editor The fiscal court meeting room was packed on Monday night, as all three magistrates voted to re-open the jail once the state gives the go-ahead.  Estill County Judge-executive Wallace Taylor voted to keep it closed. The judge brought the issue to the table and opened it up for discussion […]

School News

Adult Learning Center more than GED program

By KaLeigh Underwood Staff Reporter The Estill County Adult Learning Center is offering a variety of services to best help the community. These services include helping those seeking employment, those working toward receiving their GED,  paraeducator certificates, refresher classes, and helping people to apply to college or technical schools. The center is funded through the […]

ECMS Student of the Week Announcement

Estill County Middle School Youth Service Center Student of the Week is Aubree Isaacs. Aubree is the daughter of Rita and Chris Greene and is in the 7th grade. Aubree said singing, writing, and having tons of fun are her favorite activities. Aubree was selected for always having a positive attitude and displaying great class […]

High School JROTC to host second annual Spartan Crucible

By KaLeigh Underwood CV&T Staff Reporter On Saturday, August 29, the Estill County High School JROTC will host its second annual Spartan Crucible competition. The contest has drawn in 21 different teams across three states. With 10-13 people per team, and with their instructors and parents in tow, it is estimated there will be 600+ […]


Columnist disagrees with the delaying school bill

By H.B. Elkins Guest Columnist My detractors – and even some of my friends – think I’m in the tank for the Republican Party. They’re obviously not paying attention. I tend to be more critical of Republicans than I am liberal Democrats. That’s because I have higher expectations of Republicans. I expect them to be […]


Donna Sue Lee Edge, 51 Donna Sue Lee Edge, 51, wife of Donald Edge, died Monday, August 3,2015. Mrs. Edge was a native of Cartersville, Georgia, a daughter of Donald Lee and Vivian Sebastian. She enjoyed reading, fishing, camping, and most of all, her grandchildren. Survivors include her sons, Daniel and Anthony Edge; her daughter, […]

Church News

Knob Lick Baptist Church Revival/Homecoming Knob Lick Baptist Church is holding a Revivial/ Homecoming on Friday, September 11 through Sunday, September 13. Friday and Saturday services will start at 6:45 p.m. Sunday services will start at 10:45 a.m. There will be music nightly. Bro Allen Livingood will be the guest speker. There will be a potluck […]