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 River View Hotel (on Main Street) in the piano room. Al-anon is a meeting for family members and friends of those with alcohol abuse problems. Call 723-6429 for more information.
Assistance for High School Seniors
Joplin Rice, Outreach Counselor from the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA), will be at Estill County High School to assist seniors with planning their futures and applying for financial aid. Rice will be there on October 7: FAFSA Workshop at 2 p.m.
Saturday, September 8 from 8 am – 1 pm
at the First Christian Church in the Fellowship Hall
at 270 Main Street in Irvine.
Blood donors must be 17-years-old (16 with parental consent), weigh at least 110 pounds, be in general good health, show a photo I.D. and meet additional requirements. Sixteen-year-old donors must have a signed parental permission slip, which can be found at kybloodcenter.org.
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 Cracker Barrel in Richmond.
Class of 1956
The Estill County High School class of 1956 will meet on September 8 at Hardee’s restaurant at 1 p.m. For more information, call 606-723-2534.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
ECH&GS to Meet September 4th
The Estill County Historical and Genealogical Society will meet in the Museum at 133 Broadway for their monthly meeting on September 4 at 7 p.m. Potluck will be served and plans for Old Times Day will be finalized.
ECH&GS Moonlight Market Series
Sarah Schmitt from the Kentucky Historical Society will be speaking at the Estill County Historical Society at 133 Broadway for the Moonlight Market series on September 7 at 6:30 p.m. She will be showing us how to collect our family’s oral history. These stories are so valuable, because they tell things that aren’t documented anywhere else and give us mental pictures of day to day life for the members of our family trees. Sarah is the oral history administrator for the Kentucky Oral History Commission, a program dedicated to reaching across the state to record and preserve the diverse stories that are a part of Kentucky’s rich and colorful history. Such a task fits well with her desire to know the whole picture. Show her a portrait of a great leader and she not only will find the subject interesting, but also will want to fill in the missing details. “Louis XIV of France is fascinating, but I want to know more about the process of making those red stockings and the ways in which that traditional occupation was passed to apprentices,” she says. “Through oral history, we can engage those who participated in recent historic processes and events, interacted with historic objects or carry the oral traditions of those who did.” Sarah holds a bachelor’s degree in anthropology and history and a master’s degree in folk studies, both from Western Kentucky University.
ECHS Class of 1993 25th year Reunion
The Estill County High School Class of 1993 25th Reunion will be held from 7 until 11 p.m. on Saturday, August 25, 2018, at the Estill County Golf Club located at 1602 Kirkland Avenue, Ravenna, Ky 40472. There is no fee to attend. Casual dress. We will have music, snacks and drinks.
Elementary Lego Club
If you are six or older, come build with us at Lego Club on Thursday, August 16 at 4 p.m. We meet every Thursday from 4 to 4:45 p.m. at the Estill County Public Library.
Estill County Women’s Democractic Club
The Estill County Women’s Democratic Club will meet 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).
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.
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 next GED test date in Estill County is Sept. 8.Call Skills U GED center for more info, at 606-723-7323.
Irvine-Ravenna Woman’s Club
The Irvine-Ravenna Woman’s Club meeting and picnic will be Tues., Aug. 28 at 5:30 p.m. at the Wisemantown United Methodist Church pavilion. The club will be making plans for the coming club year. The lrvine-Ravenna Woman’s Club is a civic organization with the motto “Committed to Service.” It was organized in 1954 and has served the needs of the community through a broad range of projects and programs throughout the years. Membership is open to all women who are interested in community service in an atmosphere of fellowship. Become a volunteer and make new friends. The club meets on the 4th Tuesday evening to do a hands on activity for children and/or adults.
There will be a Job Fair on August 31 at the Estill County School Board Office Gym from 2 to 5 p.m. Representatives from McDonalds, Rite Aid, Staffmark, Adecco, Carhartt, EC Board of Education, USPS, KY National Guard and more will be there. Sponsored by the Estill County Public Library.
The Kiwanis Club of Irvine-Ravenna will meet Thursday, August 23 at 5:30 p.m. at Steam Engine Pizza. Members will be making plans for the annual TV-Radio Auction to be held Saturday, October 6 at the Estill County Middle School. Persons dedicated to improving the world one child and one community at a time are welcome to become members. Our community is stronger for Kiwanis’ contributions in the last 96 years. Come and make a difference.
Korean and Vietnam War Veterans
Due to continued interest, the Estill County Historical and Genealogical Society will continue to collect information for a book to honor the men and women of Estill County that served in the U.S. Armed Services during the Korean War (June 1950 – July 1953) and/or the Vietnam War (November 1955 – April 1975). If you or a member of your family served, please contact the Museum at 133 Broadway, Irvine, KY 40336 for a form on Saturdays 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Please submit your information prior to December 31, 2018 to be included.
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.
Mental Health Awareness
Mental illness is more prevalent than most think. It has been reported that one in five Americans experience some form of mental illness in their lifetime. Mental illnesses are as real as other physical illnesses and they can be treated. By acting early and effectively many of the mental illnesses can be prevented from progressing or even occurring in the first place. Education and awareness are essential parts of eliminating the mental health stigma. Mental Illness does not discriminate. It affects all ages, races, cultures and genders. Come learn more about breaking down the stigma and be a part of open discussions on mental health issues in your community. This lesson will be held at the Estill County Extension Office on Monday, August 27, 2018 at noon. This program is free and open to the public. All are welcome to attend this lesson presented by Kay Denniston, Bourbon County Extension Agent for Family & Consumer Sciences. If you would like to sign up to attend this program, please call your Family & Consumer Sciences Agent, Thays Flores at 606-723-4557.
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 next dates for the 2018 Moonlight Market series are September 7 and October 11.
Narconon Addiction Treatment
With the opiate crisis running rampant, families are looking for ways to help those they love who need treatment. Getting them into treatment becomes even harder if their loved one is not willing. This is when Intervention can become key. To learn more about successful interventions, please visit,
https://www.narcononnewliferetreat.org/blog/intervention-101.html. Narconon can help you take steps to overcome addiction in your family. Call today for free screenings or referrals. 1- 800-431-1754.
The descendants of Jonah Jesse Crowe and Melissa Ann Arvin Crowe and John Shelton Crowe will have their annual family reunion Saturday, August 25th, at the Senior Citizen building, 100 Golden Court (off Stacy Ln.) in Irvine. A pot luck meal will be served around noon. Family and friends are all welcome. Bring some good food and enjoy the day with us.
The family of Clark “Bud” Hardy will hold their 68th family reunion. It will be on Saturday, August 25th at noon at the Rice Station Christian Church. A potluck lunch will be served, and relatives and friends are invited.
The Main Street Market Craft and Vendor Fair is accepting vendor applications. The fair will be at the Estill County Fairbarn on September 29. Anyone interested in being a vendor should contact Brittany Sparks at 606-975-0764.
“Soup Beans & Cornbread” Picnic
The Estill County Ministerial Association would like to invite all community members to our third annual “Soup beans and Cornbread” picnic on Saturday, August 25, from 5 to 7 p.m. The event will be held at the pavilion at Wisemantown United Methodist Church. “God’s Family Connection” will provide the entertainment. There is no admission charge, but all are asked to bring their favorite dish. Please join us for fellowship and a good time.
Thomas School Reunion
The Thomas School Reunion will be Saturday, August 25, 2018 at Michael’s Restaurant in Ravenna, Kentucky beginning at 12 noon. Looking forward to seeing you there.
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