By Lisa Bicknell CV&T News Editor Twenty years ago, my little family and my husband’s cousin and her family vacationed together almost every summer. We made many fond memories on trips to the beach and while camping. Those were more carefree days, when our kids were small and disease was something that touched someone else’s […]
By Jerry Eltzroth CV&T Guest Columnist My wife, Bonnie, recently noticed that the American flag displayed in our front yard on a 15-foot pole was beginning to develop a tatter in the upper corner. My deep respect for our national symbol motivated me to replace the flag with a new one the next day. It […]
by H.B. Elkins Columnist The Jackson Walmart opened in 1985. At the time, my job required me to spend two or three days a week in the Breathitt County seat, so I was a frequent shopper at the new store. I typically went in to browse the newly-released records (yes, vinyl was still the way […]
In the rough-and-tumble world of politics, we’ve come to expect that the participants are going to get a little bloody in the process.
After all, when the future of the city, county, state or nation is at risk, candidates are going to do what they have to do in order to win.
I spent the better part of the weekend at the 25th Annual Mountain Mushroom Festival, taking pictures for the paper and hanging out at the farmers’ market booth. My family was there, helping out with their booths and causes, so the grandkids were close by too. With the garden still too wet to work at […]
While thumbing through the archives a few weeks ago I stumbled upon an article from April 22, 1955 (The Irvine Times) that immediately caught my attention. “Injunction granted railroad at hearing – Court order follows acts of violence Thursday in Irvine and Ravenna.” Acts of violence? Why would the railroad need a court order? […]
Citizen Voice and Times Editor Lisa Bicknell was recognized in January at the Kentucky Press Association awards banquet in Louisville with some ‘Excellence in Kentucky Newspapers’ awards. Her winning entries in the Weekly Class 2 division of the contest include: 1st Place for Best Headline; 1st place for Breaking News Picture; and 3rd place for […]
The Citizen Voice and Times is pleased to welcome Jeff Richardson to the staff. He was hired to work in the advertising department where he will be helping with classifieds and learning ad design. Jeff is married to Rosenda, and they live in Ravenna. He has a son, Hunter, who is 21 years old, and […]
Previously published in Kentucky Health News This is the transcript of The Prince of Wales’s speech at the Cathedral of the Assumption, Louisville, following an introduction by Wendell Berry (subheads added). Ladies and gentlemen, it has been an immense pleasure to spend our last day in the United States here in Louisville, guided by a […]
When I was a kid growing up in the sixties and seventies, the sound of the steady clack-et-y-clack of a couple of oil wells operating up the holler from us provided an intermittent sound track to our days. We lived beside a narrow little graveled road. The oil men mostly drove pickup trucks to the […]