American Legion Helping Hands
Help us help Helping Hands at American Legion Post 79, events now until June 30. Please bring a can of food to help children for the summer. Each non-perishable item that you bring you will get your name put in a hat for a prize valued at $50 or more. Winner will be drawn June 30 at the car show.
Annual Car & Bike Show
American Legion Post 79 6th Annual Car & Bike Show and Jimmy Bryant Memorial Burnout will be Saturday, June 30. Car and Bike registration is $15, Model cars $2 per entry, PinUp entry is free. For more information please call Miss Ima Jean at 859-749-2489 or Kim Richardson at 606-975-5165.
AA meets Tuesday through Sunday at 8 p.m. at 167 Broadway, Irvine. We have two noon meetings on Wednesday and Saturday. The new women’s meeting is 1:30 p.m. on Saturday. There are no fees or dues. For more information call 723-6429.
The Al-Anon group will meet every Monday at 7 p.m. at WestCare at 105 Main Street.. Al-Anon is a meeting for family members and friends of those with alcohol abuse problems. Call 723-6429 for more information.
St. Elizabeth Church will hold their July basement sale at 322 Fifth St, in Ravenna on Sat, June 30, from 7:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. There will be clothing for men, women & children, household items & some furniture, plus many other items. Everyone welcome.
There will be a community blood drive on Saturday, July 7, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the First Christian Church in the Fellowship Hall at 270 Main Street in Irvine. To schedule a donation, visit kybloodcenter.org or call 800-775-2522. Walk-ins are also welcome. Donors will receive a patriotic shirt and will be entered in a drawing to win a new Toyota 4Runner.
Breakfast for Charlie Company
There will be a breakfast held for all retired and former National Guard members from the Charlie Company 1st/149th the first Friday every month, beginning at 9 a.m., at the Craker Barrell in Richmond.
Call to Veterans
We are collecting information and pictures for a book to honor the men and women of Estill County that served in the military anywhere in the world during the Korean War era (June 27, 1950 – Jan. 31, 1955) and/or Vietnam War era (Feb, 28, 1961 – May 7, 1975 for Veterans who served in the Republic of Vietnam; otherwise Aug. 5, 1964 – May 7, 1975 for all others). If you or a member of your family served, please pick up a form at the Estill County Historical and Genealogical Society at 133 Broadway in Irvine on Saturdays, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday – Saturday. Deadline is June 30, 2018.
Class of 1968
The Estill County High School Class of 1968 will hold their 50th reunion on Saturday June 30, 2018, from 4 to 7 p.m. at Michael’s Restaurant, Ravenna, KY. A buffet style meal will be available for $15 per person including gratuity. For further info Contact Betty Arvin Young at 606-723-7516 or Betty Allen Brooks at 606-723-9443 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
County Fair Pageants
Miss Estill County Fair Beauty Pageants are scheduled for Saturday, June 30th. Applications are now available @https://www.estillcountyagriculturalfair.com. You will be able to pay your entry fee through this website also. Applications must be scanned along with birth certificate and emailed back to the email address listed on the application. Miss Estill County Open Beauty Contest – Ages 16-21 – Entry Fee $45; Miss Estill County; Open Teen Beauty Contest – Ages 13-15 – Entry Fee $40; Miss Estill County Pre-Teen Pageant (Closed) – Ages 8-12 – Entry Fee $30. Entry deadline for all three pageants is Friday, June 29, 2018, 4 p.m. Any questions or for more information contact Gina Flynn (606) 975-5851, email@example.com or Tammy Cole (859) 582-2695,firstname.lastname@example.org .
Democrat Executive Committee
The Estill County Democrat Executive Committee will meet the 4th Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at the Estill County Public Library. Email email@example.com for more information.
Estill County Women’s Democractic Club
The Estill County Women’s Democratic Club will meet again on July 10 and August 14, (the second Tuesday of every month) at the Estill County Golf Club from 5:30 until 7 p.m. Come join us. Together we can make a difference. (You do not not have to be a woman to attend).
ECHS Class of 1970 Reunion
The Estill County High School Class of 1970 Reunion will be Saturday, June 30, beginning at 2 p.m., at Michael’s Restaurant in Ravenna. All teachers and staff of Class of 1969 and 1971 are welcome. Plrease RSVP by June 20. Everyone will pay for their own meal. For more information, contact Linda at (859) 588-2904 or email @ firstname.lastname@example.org .
Farmers Market Now Open
The market will be every Friday, from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m., at the fair barn, and on the second Tuesday of the month at the extension office, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. New vendors are welcome too! Call market coordinator Hannah Eaton with any questions. 606-726-0679.
Food Bank Announcement
God’s Outreach will give out government food each Thursday and Friday at 1041 Winchester Road from 9 a.m. to 12 noon. You must sign up, so bring a picture ID with you. Estill County Community Food Bank will also give away donated food on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at 514 Main Street in Ravenna from 9 to 11:30-ish. If you need emergency donated food, contact your pastor, Kentucky Foothills, etc., who will put you in touch with the Estill County Community Food Bank. You can receive food from this program twice in a calendar year. YES, you can get food from both programs in the same month. You can receive food once from the government program (God’s Outreach) and twice from the donated food program (Estill County Community Food Bank).
Free Computer Classes
Build your skills now. Advanced: Leave this class with hands on experience in basic, intermediate, and advanced Excel. Also, learn why math skills are essential to Excel, building formulas, and integrating technology into the changing workplace. Beginning: Build your skills now. Leave this class with advanced MS Word. Also, learn why language skills are essential to using MS Word. Call us now. Estill County Adult Education Skills U, at 606-723-7323.
Friends of the Library
If you wish to become a member of the Friends of the Library, we welcome your participation. Dues are only $5 for individuals or $6 for a family. Information on joining is available at the Library as well as at various events around Irvine where you see our table. You can also follow us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/FriendsofthelibraryECPL.
The GED learning center will be open the entire month of June. GED Graduation is June 29 at the high school at 6 p.m. Join us!Call 723-7323.
July 4th Celebration
Come celebrate the 4th of July with a concert at Rising Park featuring Highway 15 on July 3 beginning at 6:30. The Estill County Public Library will provide food and drink. Enjoy a fun night out with the family. For more information please contact the library at 723-3030.
Kiwanis Club of Irvine-Ravenna
The Kiwanis Club of Irvine-Ravenna will meet Thursday, June 28, 5:30 p.m., at Steam Engine Pizza. A devotional will be given by Kevin Turpin, Green Pasture Worship Center. Members will be making plans for upcoming activities at the Board of Directors meeting. Make a difference in the community by getting involved with the Kiwanis Club that has 96 years of service to our community. New members are needed and welcomed. Anyone interested can contact any Kiwanis member.
Did you ever think you might like to try fly-fishing? Here’s your chance to get a down-to-earth understanding of just what this sport is all about. It’s FREE and you don’t need to bring a thing. Basic Fly-fishing Class on June 30, 2018 from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. plus 1 hour of outside fly-casting at the Estill County Public Library. Registration is limited to fifteen (15) students. Norther Kentucky Fly Fishers has been teaching these 6-hour fly-fishing classes in Boone, Campbell, and Kenton Counties since it formed in 1987 and in Estill & Fayette Counties too. Come learn about our sport! For more information please contact Lesa at 606-723-3030.
Crafternoon is on June 27, 2018 at 1:30 PM and we will be doing Rock Painting. Come with your favorite book character in mind and ready to paint. For more information please contact Lesa at 606-723-3030. Anime club meets on Friday, June 29, 2018 at 3:30 p.m. for middle school and high school students. For more information call Lesa at 606-723-3030. (See Page 7 for more Library Activities)
Members of the Lion’s Club will meet on the first and third Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. at Hardees. Come early if you plan to eat.
Little Mister and Miss Sign Ups
Applications are now available for the Little Mister and Miss Estill County Pageant and Baby Show @https://www.estillcountyagriculturalfair.com. Also, on the website you will find the questionnaire for Little Mister & Miss. The Little Mister and Miss Pageant is open to boys and girls ages 5-7. The pageant will be held on June 30, 2018 at the Estill County Fairgrounds at 1 P.M. in the Exhibit Hall. You may also register at the practice for the Little Mister and Miss Pageant on Friday night, June 29th at 7 p.m. at the fairgrounds. Bring your $10 entry fee and entry form from the newspaper or the website. The Baby Show will be on Tuesday night, July 3rd, at 7 p.m. Ages range from birth up to 4 years old. Pre-registration sites and times for the baby show will be at the fairgrounds on Saturday, June 30th from 1 to 4 p.m., Monday, July 2nd from 1 to 6 p.m. and Tuesday, July 3rd from 4 to 7 p.m. The $10 entry fee for each contest can also be paid through the website. If you register for the baby show through the website, you will get your entry number night of the show. All contestants must be Estill County residents which means your residential home falls within the Estill County lines. For further information contact Tammy Cole (859-582-2695) or (606-723-4326), Eidy Hall (859-582-7090), Susan Lay (606-726-9989) or Cheryl Stepp (606-723-8546).
There will be a Kentucky native plant fundraiser on July 7, 2018, from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the large shelter house at Memorial Park, 223 Jefferson St. in Berea. There will be more than 300 native plants for sale, with 42 species and six species of KY milkweeds. All proceeds go to nonprofit MonarchWatch.org and other nature groups. Rain or Shine. Call 859.985.0309.
Moonlight Market is a community-wide downtown event series that was created to encourage locals and visitors to explore downtown Irvine, enjoy live music, demonstrations, vendor booths and organizational tables and activities and love where we live. This series spans six months, and we hope it will be a platform to incorporate a variety of businesses, civic groups, and community organizations. We would love for you to participate! Whether you sell hand crafted goods or direct sales items, or want to get the word out about your organization and have a fun activity, or you have a great idea to connect more community members to your civic organization, we welcome you! This event goes way beyond just setting up a table with pamphlets, we want you to get creative! Join us! The dates for the 2018 Moonlight Market series are: July 20, August 10, September 7, October 11.
Winchester GTE/Sylvania/Verizon/Osram/UAW retirees will gather for lunch on Tuesday, July 10, in Stanton, at 11:30 a.m. at Bruen’s. All Winchester Sylvania retirees and former employees are welcome to join us for lunch.
The Dewey-Willis Reunion will be held on July 7, 2018 at the Ravenna Choo-Choo Park from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Contact Glenna Fields 606-723-9761.
The Neal-Powell Reunion will be Saturday, June 30th at 12 at the Irvine Masonic Lodge Building. Bring a covered dish.
The descendants of Albert and Armilda (Patrick) Tipton Family Reunion has been rescheduled for Saturday, August 11 at noon on Tipton Ridge Mountain. Everyone bring a covered dish.
Save The Date
The ECHS Class of 1978 reunion will be on August 4, 2018 from 7 to 11 p.m. at Gilliams in Richmond. A group picture will be taken at 9 p.m. Faculty is also invited. There will be a $10 cover charge for room and appetizers. Additional food and drinks are available. Contact Cindy Arvin Robinson at 606-975-5870 or Charles Royalty at 859-948-9288 or visit ECHS 1978 Facebook page.
A Veterans Benefits Field Representative will be at the Estill County Public Library the first Thursday of each month. Veterans will be seen by appointment only. 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 (859) 497-6444 to speak with a Veterans Benefits Field Representative.