Local News

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 […]

Tuba players Trent Elliot,  Chase Wainscott and Ethan Baker.

Marching Engineers bring home state title

By LISA BICKNELL CV&T News Editor When the Estill County Marching Engineers were named division 2A state champs on a damp Halloween night, director Jason Bowles said he didn’t get too excited at the time. “I actually felt nothing,” he said.  “I guess I had prepared myself for the worst.” The Engineers were fortunate to […]

School News

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. […]

ECMS Student of the Week

The Estill County Middle School Youth Services Center Student of the Week is Wesley Phillips.  Wesley is the son of Richele and Kelvin Phillips, and he is in the 8th grade. Wesley said he enjoys squirrel hunting, welding, playing video games, and working with his dad. Wesley was selected for putting forth great effort, having great manners, and being respectful.


Church News

Community Thanksgiving Service The Estill Co. Ministerial Association will be sponsoring the annual Community Thanksgiving Service on Tuesday, November 24, at 7 p.m. The service will be held at the Irvine First Church of the Nazarene, 280 Broadway, Irvine. Everyone in the community is invited to attend as together we celebrate God’s many blessings that […]

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 […]


James D. Peterson, 56 James D. Peterson, 56, of Bull Valley, Illinois died Saturday, November 7, 2015, at Journey Care Hospice, Woodstock, Illinois. He was born February 26, 1959 in LaGrange, Illinois the son of the late Donald and Nellie (Coomer) Peterson. He had lived in Berwyn, Illinois and Lemont, Illinois before settling in Bull […]