By LISA BICKNELL CV&T Editor Three public meetings are being held to gather input from citizens around the state as state officials continue working to update regulations for the oil and gas industry, in particular the “unconventional” methods of deep-well hydraulic fracturing. The first permit in Kentucky to allow for the controversial and relatively new […]
By: Karl Rifenbark Irvine Police Department It was brought to our attention, recently that the Estill County Middle School and High School students do not say the Pledge of Allegiance. On Monday May 25, 2015 (Memorial Day), one of our children was allowed to stand up in class and recite the pledge while another, in […]
The General is a steam locomotive that was built in December 1855 in Paterson, New Jersey. It provided freight and passenger service between Atlanta, Georgia and Chattanooga, Tennessee before the Civil War for the Western and Atlantic Railroad. The General has a very storied past,and we are lucky it is still with us today instead […]
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 […]