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Staci, her husband Billy, and their children Aiden and Wyatt. Photo submitted

Veteran soccer coach passes the torch

By KaLeigh Underwood CV&T Intern It takes a special kind of person to volunteer. It takes an even more special person to volunteer and stick with a program. That’s exactly what Staci Owens is.  Through her nine years with the Estill County Youth Soccer program, she coached and was president of the organization. Owens was […]

School News

Students honored in GED ceremony

By LISA BICKNELL CV&T News Editor On Friday night, four of eight students who recently earned a Graduation Equivalency Diploma (GED) participated in a graduation ceremony at West Irvine Intermediate. Director of Adult Education Mary Skipper said, “We are so proud of you.” Skipper said she always asks students what they are going to do […]

Superintendent promises to work hard for Estill schools

By LISA BICKNELL CV&T News Editor Jeffrey Saylor, from Bell County, ceremonially signed a contract to become the next superintendent of the Estill County School District during Thursday night’s school board meeting. Saylor said he is very excited about coming to Estill County, although he admitted it is “a little hard to pick up roots” […]


Local business owner says no to annexation

REMEMBER THE ALAMO!! REMEMBER THE KY RIVER LOCKS AND DAMS! Remember how we as united citizens, regardless of our politics, fought the issues of raising the locks and dams along the Ky river?

Eltzroth: Part Two of series on Vietnam Life

As I explained in my previous article about my Vietnam experience, the 66th Engineers (Topo) was responsible for producing intelligence laden topographic maps and mosaics for our brethren in the field who were engaged in hard combat.

Website a great resource for exploring family tree

By KaLeigh Underwood CV&T Intern Ancestry.com is a website that has always intrigued me. But I was very hesitant to subscribe for a variety of reasons. I was afraid the user interface would be too difficult for me to understand and master to use the program to its best ability. And I figured that my […]