Citizens’ Advisory Meeting
Kentucky Chemical Demilitarization Citizens’ Advisory Commission and Chemical Destruction Community Advisory board meeting will be Wednesday, June 12, at 1:30 p.m. at the Eastern Kentucky University’s Carl D. Perkins building, rooms A & B at the lobby level on Kit Carson Drive in Richmond, KY. Local leaders will discuss topics related to the Blue Grass Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant. Come to the meeting to observe committee members in action. There will be public comment periods throughout the meeting.
The Estill County High School Class of 1970 will have their 49th Annual class reunion on June 29, 2019, at 1 p.m. at Michael’s Restaurant in Ravenna. All classmates and teachers are invited to attend. Call Linda Howell at 859-588-2904 with any questions.
Class of 1964 Reunion
The class of 1964 will have their 55th class reunion at Michael’s Restaurant on Saturday, July 27, at 2 p.m. Please spread the word. Call Diana Arthur at 723-2636 with any questions.
County Extension News
4-H Summer Camp will be June 7-10th this year. The cost of the camp is $60 this year. Spots are limited; call 606-723-4557 to reserve your spot today with a $25 deposit. First come, first served. Applications for adult volunteers are needed also.
Cloverbud Camp is on June 28th to 30th, for ages 6 to 8. Application deadline is June 1, 2019.
EAG seeks Volunteers
Estill Action Group is seeking volunteers and sponsors for the Weekend on the Water kayaking/tubing event on Saturday, July 27 at the KY River Recreation Park. Last year, approximately 250 attendees enjoyed the beauty of Estill County’s Kentucky River access, and the community came together to enjoy and improve recreation opportunities in Estill County. All interested volunteers are invited to attend planning meetings at the Steam Engine Session Room on June 5 and June 26 at 6:30 p.m. If you would like to sponsor the event or have questions, please email email@example.com or message Estill Action Group through Facebook.
EC Democrat Woman’s Club
The Estill County Democrat Woman’s Club has canceled their June 11 meeting. Meetings will resume on July 9. We meet the second Tuesday of each month at the Estill County Golf Club from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Future meeting dates are Aug. 13, Sept. 10, and Oct. 8. Come join us; together we can make a difference.
Estill Co. Historical Society Events
•Estill Co. Historical and Genealogical Society will be having their annual cookout hosted by Gene and Eva Watson, on June 4th, starting at 6 p.m. This is our fund-raiser evening. Please bring an item for the live auction. Hot dogs and hamburgers are provided. Please bring a side or dessert to share. See a member for more information.
•The Estill Co Historical and Genealogical Society will be hosting a talk with Jerry Rose and Jerry Eltzroth on Friday, June 7. They will preview their upcoming book featuring the people and places of the Sand Hill/Witt Springs area of Estill County. The talk begins at 7 p.m. in the Museum at 133 Broadway and runs during the Moonlight Market festivities that includes live music, vendors, info booths, and the farmer’s market!
Estill County Relay for Life Cancer Survivor Dinner
The 2019 Estill County Relay for Life Committee and Marcum and Wallace Hospital would like to extend a special invitation to a Cancer Survivor Dinner on Friday, June 14th at the Estill County High School cafeteria. Each cancer survivor is invited to bring one guest to the Cancer Survivor Dinner. Registration begins at 4:30 p.m. and the dinner begins at 5:00 p.m. Following dinner, continue the celebration at Estill County Relay for Life at the Estill County High School track. Opening ceremony is at 6 p.m. and the Survivor lap is at 6:45 p.m. The Luminaria/Torch Ceremony is at 9:15 p.m.
Questions or need more information? Call 606-726-2119. You do not need to call and register for the Cancer Survivor Dinner.
Four Seasons Garden Club Celebrates 70th Anniversary
The Four Seasons Garden Club will host a free workshop to celebrate its 70th anniversary on Monday, June 3, 5 p.m. at the Estill County Public Library. “Succulents” will be presented by Francie Snowden from the Ravenna Greenhouse. Information will be given on planting, growing and keeping them healthy. There will be a variety on display and several will be given away as door prizes by the club. Refreshments will be served before the workshop from 4 to 5 p.m. The club welcomes new members. Contact any club member for more information. Francine Bonny is the president.
Important GED Dates
The official GED test will be June 8th. GED graduation will be June 21st. Call 723-7323 for more information.
Are you in need of resume assistance? Do you need help finding jobs to apply for? Do you need help preparing for interviews? Do you need tuition assistance to go back to school to become more employable? There are WIOA (Workforce Innovation Opportunities Act) services available to help. Residents of Estill County can speak to Trina Bustle, a Workforce Case Manager, about WIOA services by visiting the KY Career Center in Berea. Or, if you are unable to travel to Berea to get assistance, Mrs. Bustle will be at the following locations during May and June for job seekers. Please call for an appointment.
• June 18, 9 a.m. to 12 noon at the Estill County Adult Education Center or 1 to 4 p.m. at the Estill County Library (Resume, interview skills, and soft skills lessons will be taught) Questions? Call Trina Bustle at 859-361-6315 or Mary Fields at 606-723-7323.
Kentucky Heritage Group
Do you remember your Granny’s recipes? Soap making and quilting techniques? The Twin City Homemaker Club, along with the Estill County Homemakers, would like to start a Kentucky Heritage group where locals shine a light on cherished traditions and mountain arts. If you would be interested in being a part of this group, please contact the Estill County Cooperative Extension Office at 606-723-4557.
The Kiwanis Club of Irvine-Ravenna will meet Thursday, May 30, at 5:30 p.m. at the Estill County Public Library. The Board of Directors will meet and make plans for future activities. Kiwanis members work together to achieve what one person cannot accomplish alone. When a child is given the chance to learn, experience, dream, grow, succeed and thrive, great things happen. New members are welcome to join!
Marching Engineers dinner and auction
The Estill County Marching Engineers will be having a buffet dinner and silent auction on June 1st at 6 p.m. at the National Guard Armory in Ravenna, KY. There will be entertainment and a delicious buffet style dinner. Tickets are available from any band member and/or band parent. Tickets are $10 -age 3-10, $15- age 3 and above. Kids 2 and under are FREE. Come and join an evening of family dinner and entertainment while supporting YOUR Estill County Marching Engineers.
The Marcum reunion will be held at the Irvine Grade School on Saturday, June 1, 2019. We will be having lunch at 12:30. Everyone is welcome.
Thrive with Diabetes
Are you ready to thrive with diabetes? Join us for a diabetes self-management workshop and get information on diet, exercise and medications. Meeting dates and times are on June 4th, 6th, 11th, and 13th from 4 to 6 p.m. at Calvary Baptist Church. For more information, call 606-723-5181 or 606-723-5447. This workshop is sponsored by the Estill County Diabetes Coalition, which includes the Estill County Health Department, Mercy Health, the Estill County Extension Office, and Interfaith Wellness.
Free childcare will be available through the extension office.
Alcoholics Anonymous Meetings
AA meets every night at 8 p.m. at 167 Broadway, Irvine. The women’s meeting ais 6:30 p.m. on Saturday. There are no fees or dues. For more information call 723-6429.
The Never Alone NA group meets on Monday and Thursday nights from 8-9pm at the SPARK office in the back of the CWC (Christian Worship Center) 105 Broadway.
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.
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.
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.
Walk Slim is held at the Estill County Public Library at 5 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday, and Fridays. If the weather is pretty they will venture outside to walk. If you are interested in joining, please just drop by the library at 5 and walk your way to a healthier life.
Members of the Lion’s Club will meet on the first and third Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. at the Irvine First Christian Church.
Not Your Mama’s Homemaker Group
Not your Mama’s Homemaker Club will meet the first Thursday of the month at 6 p.m., and it is open to anyone. Last meeting, the club made candy bouquets. Call 606-723-4557 for more details.
Mt. Carmel Christian Church VBS
Mt. Carmel Christian Church will be hosting Vacation Bible School on June 9th through 12th. The theme is: “Camp Out–Getting S’more of JESUS.” VBS is on Sunday at 6 to 8:30 p.m., and Mon. through Wed. from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. VBS is for elementary age students. Call 606-726-9342, with any questions.
VBS at First Baptist
Irvine First Baptist Church on Broadway will be having Vacation Bible School on Sunday, June 2 through Thursday, June 6, from 6 to 8 p.m. The theme for this year’s VBS is “In the Wild: Amazing Encounters with Jesus.” Transportation will be provided. Please call 859-358-6938 if needed.