Estill County

Estill County, Kentucky

PO Box 59
Irvine, KY 40336
Phone: (606) 723-5156
Fax: (606) 723-5108

In east-central KY, southeast of Lexington; organized Jan 27, 1808 from Madison and Clark counties. Name Origin: For Capt. James Estill (1750-92), soldier and early pioneer who established Fort Estill in 1781

Area (sq mi):: 255.70 (land 253.93; water 1.76) Population per square mile: 59.40
Population 2005: 15,089 State rank: 77 Population change: 2000-20005 -1.40%; 1990-2000 4.70% Population 2000: 15,307 (White 98.70%; Black or African American 0.10%; Hispanic or Latino 0.50%; Asian 0.00%; Other 0.80%). Foreign born: 0.30%. Median age: 36.70
Income 2000: per capita $12,285; median household $23,318; Population below poverty level: 26.40% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $17,190-$18,133
Unemployment (2004): 7.30% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.50% Median travel time to work: 34.90 minutes Working outside county of residence: 57.00%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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The enforcement comes about two weeks after state officials publicly confirmed that waste from fracking operations in Ohio, West Virginia and Pennsylvania was sent to Estill County's Blue Ridge Landfill last year.
Kentucky--Kenny Cole, REHS, Estill County Health Dept., P.O.
Their seed came from the Farris Rose family of Estill County, Kentucky.
* David Gander, Estill County High School, Irvine, Ky.
An estimated 1,600 to 1,800 tons of low-level radioactive waste was illegally dumped in an Estill County landfill, and now Kentucky officials are warning other solid-waste operators not to accept any of the material.
"We learned that a company called Advanced TENORM Services had brokered and arranged for this material to be brought to Blue Ridge Landfill in Estill County," Hatton said.
"The greatest potential for exposure would have happened when the material was shipped" to Estill County and managed there, he said.