Alcoholics Anonymous has started having two new meetings each week at noon on Wednesdays and Saturdays. AA continues to meet six nights a week, Tuesday through Sunday at 8 p.m., at 167 Broadway in Irvine. Everyone is welcome. There are no dues or fees to attend. For more information, call 723-6429.
The Al-Anon group will meet every Thursday at noon at WestCare. Al-Anon is a meeting for family members and friends of those with alcohol abuse problems. Call 723-0283 for more information.
Burn Ban Lifted
The Burn Ban that was put into place per Executive Order has been lifted; however, the Estill County judge’s office would like to remind everyone that it is still Fire Season until December 15. Please do not hesitate to contact either our office or Derrick Muncie, Fire Chief, at 723-2661, if you have any questions.
Charlie Company Breakfasts
There will be breakfasts for all retired and old guard members of Charlie Company 1/149th, at the Cracker Barrel in Richmond. The breakfasts will be the first Friday of every month stating at 9 a.m. All are invited and welcome. Hope to see you there.
Estill County Clerk’s Office closing for holiday
The Estill County Court Clerk’s office will be closed on Dec. 30 through Jan. 2 in observance of the new year.
Estill County Circuit Court Clerk’s Office closing for holiday
The Estill Circuit Court Clerk’s office will be closed on Monday, Jan. 2, in observance of New Year’s Day.
The Estill County Judge-executive’s Office closing for holiday
The judge’s office will be closed on Jan. 2 for the New Year.
Estill County Sherriff’s Office closing for holiday
The Estill County Sheriff’s office will be closed on Jan. 2 for the New Year.
Free Excel Class
Workplace Excel class forming now. Call to reserve Saturday or evening enrollment. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Estill County Adult Education at 723-7323.
Masonic Lodge Fish Fry
Irvine Masonic Lodge #137 F & AM will be having their annual supper on January 7, 2017 at the Lodge building located at the corner of Lilly Avenue and Broadway in Irvine. The supper will be served at 6:00 P.M. Fried fish, shrimp, French fries, cole slaw, hush puppies, dessert and drinks will be served. The public, all Masons, their families and friends are invited to attend. The cost of the supper will be $10 and includes all you want to eat. Children 12 and under eat for free.
Memorial Baseball Tournament
The Youngstown Ohio Bob Cene Memorial 18u/17u Wood Bat Tournament is registering Kentucky and Ohio teams at youngstownclassb.com or contact Ken Quinn 330 719-0581.
Memory Café- Richmond
The Memory Café is a social group comprised of people who have memory loss and their loved one(s). The Memory Café provides an informal setting for caregivers and their loved ones with memory problems to socialize and interact with other families. It encourages friendship and acceptance. This program is offered in partnership with the EKU Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy and the Alzheimer’s Association. Memory Cafe meets many times throughout the month. For more details and to register, call Katherine Nicholas, MS, OTR/L, QDCS at 859-893-0653 or email email@example.com for more information. Registration required.
Middle School SBDM Council Nominations
Estill County Middle School will be taking nominations to fill a parent vacancy on the school’s council January 4-10, 2017. Nominations can be made at the school during the regular school day through this period. Nominees must be a parent or legal guardian of a child enrolled during the 2016-2017 school year. Voting will take place January 11-13, 2017. The term of office will be January 17 – June 30, 2017.
Official GED test site
You no longer have to travel to a galaxy far far away in order to take your official GED test. You can take your GED test here in Estill Co. Upcoming testing dates are: January 14, 2017, and February 11, 2017. Call us today to find out more information on how you can sign up. Estill Co. Adult Learning Center, 200 Wallace Circle, Irvine, Kentucky 40336, 606-723-7323.
Tots Express School Readiness Program
Three and four year-olds, as well as their parents and grandparents/guardians, are invited to Tots Express on Jan. 13, Feb. 10, March 10, April 14, and April 28. The purpose of the school readiness program is to introduce three and four year-olds to pre-school and help them become kindergarten ready while also teaching parents strategies to help their child succeed. Tots Express will happen at South Irvine P-K Center. Call 723-4700 to register. Deadline is the Tuesday before each session. Call Mary Raider with any questions at 723-4700 or 723-5830.
A Veterans Benefits Field Representative will be at the Estill County Library on the first Thursday of each month between the hours of 1:30 and 3:30 p.m. Veterans and their dependents will receive assistance filing for Federal and State Veterans benefits. This service is provided free of charge by the Kentucky Department of Veterans Affairs. To apply, Veterans need to furnish copies of pertinent documentation to verify eligibility. For further information, please call toll free within Ky, 1-886-376-0308, to speak with a Veteran’s Benefits Field Representative.
Writing Classes at Public Library
Following the success of a recent memoir writing workshop taught by Donna Crow, the Estill County Public Library will be offering additional six-week session writing classes beginning on January 16. A fiction class is tentatively scheduled to be held in the daytime, and the memoir class will be at night. Call the library at 723-3030 for further details.