Civic-Community-Church Anns/Cancellations/Revivals


Shepherd’s Pantry will be signing up NEW clients for food boxes (not commodity, they will be given at same time as Shepherd’s boxes for new clients) On Tuesday, Feb. 17 and 24th and on Wed. Feb. 18 between 10:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. ONLY.  You must bring social security cards for every member of household, proof of income of every adult member of household and utility bill (any utility) showing your 911 address in the Tri-Cities ONLY. This is only for NEW CLIENTS who have not been signed up with Shepherd’s Pantry previously.

Shepherd’s Pantry is suppose to be open Tues., February 17 and Wed. Feb. 18 — However, the weather bureau report calls for heavy snow.  If this occurs and traffic is slowed down and not running, they will not be open.  Anyone who have not been able to come in, come in at your regular time on Tues., Feb. 24.  We will serve you then, and any who have their application information ready, at the same time.

On Tuesday, February 17, 2015, the Harlan County Fiscal Court will hold it’s next monthly meeting. This has been changed from the regular date due to meeting conflict.

Every Tuesday and Thursday, NA meetings will be held at the Rebecca Caudill Library in Downtown Cumberland from 7 to 8 pm.

Story hour at the Rebecca  Caudill Library is held every Tuesday at 1:00pm for toddlers thru pre-school, and 3:30pm for Pre-k thru 2nd graders.  For more information call 606-589-2409 or check out their facebook page.  The children’s librarian is Laura Adkisson.

The Senior Citizen Centers offers Gospel Music starting at 6:00 pm on Tuesday evenings. They also have Bluegrass, Country and Gospel Music on Thursday evenings at 6:00 pm.  Everyone is welcome to come and join them. You do not have to be a “senior” to attend, open to all ages. For more information about the Center, call 606-589-2120. Please leave a message if you get the answering machine, your call will be returned.

The HCHS Site Base Council will meet in regular session on the 2nd Tuesday of each month (March 10, 2015) at 3:15 pm in the HCHS Media Center.  Everyone is invited to the meetings.

The Rebecca Caudill Library in Downtown Cumberland, has LEGO Mania on the last Tuesday (Feb 24, 2015) of each month.  Everyone is invited.

Harlan County Walking Club hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10am-11:30am at the Harlan County High School indoor track. New members are always welcome. Membership is free, register at the door. For more information, contact Cecilia Adams, Harlan County Community Education Director at 606-573-4330.

DAV representative will be at the Hazard VA Outpatient Clinic, located in the ARH Medical Mall, every Tuesday from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., to assist veterans in filing claims for benefits.  Interested veterans should bring military discharge documentation with them.  No appointment is necessary.  Staff at the Hazard VA Outpatient Clinic are also available Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. to assist veterans in filling out paperwork for VA healthcare.  Interested veterans should bring a copy of their DD-214 with them to expedite their request.  If you have questions about VA healthcare, please call 606-436-2350 ext. 7302.

A veterans benefits field representative will be at the Harlan National Guard Armory from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. every 2nd Tuesday of the month.  Veterans and their dependents will receive assistance filing for federal and state 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 more information, call toll free 877-865-0004.


The Harlan Co. Extension Service will hold a Home Fruit Production Workshop on February 25, 2015 at 5:00 pm at the Harlan County Extension Depot (110 River Street, Harlan, KY).  Dr. John Strang, University of Kentucky Extension Fruit & Vegetable Specialist will be the speaker.  Subjects covered will include: blackberry production and orchards.  To register, please call 606-573-4464 by February 23rd.

The Trail Town Task Force and Committee will meet on the first Wednesday of the month,(March 4th), at 2 p.m at the Tri City Senior Citizen Building.  All are welcome to attend.

Extra Large Free food boxes will be given out at Shepherd’s Pantry at 111 Union Street in Clutts at the former U.M.W. Union Hall on every 2nd Wednesday between 10:00 and 11:30 A.M (Wednesday, March 11, 2015).  You must bring a copy of a utility bill with your 911 address  on it and be present.  Income guidelines  are posted on the  door.  Please enter off  Golf Course Blvd. on the new gravel road. Areas of service Partridge to Putney and Pine Mountain School to State Line ONLY.

The last Wednesday of each month (Feb 25, 2015), there will be a Free Community Dinner held from 5:00pm to 6:00 pm at the Cumberland United Methodist Church on Frazier Street. Everyone is invited to attend.

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Lynch Church of God has Celebrate Recovery for people who struggle with addictions. They meet on Wednesday Nights from 7 until 8 PM. This ministry is open to everyone in the community. The Lynch Church of God is located at 547 E. Main Street in Lynch. For additional information, please call the church office at (606) 848-2600.


As a thank you for their gift of life, blood donors will receive a gray long-sleeve shirt when they donate at the following blood drive: Tri City Chamber of Commerce Blood Drive will be held on Thursday, Feb. 19 from 11:30am – 1 pm on the KBC Bloodmobile at the Rebecca Caudill Public Library.  To schedule a donation, visit or call 800-775-2522.  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

KIDZ BIZZ is a Youth Service for ages 7 and up, held at the Main Street Auditorium (formerly NOVO Theater).  Transportation available by Rushing Wind Ministries — See information on facebook page.  Skits, games, songs, bible lesson, and snacks.  KIDZ BIZZ will be offered on the 2nd and 4th Thursday’s of the month, starting at 6:30 p.m. (Bus Route: Beginning at 5:45 at Gap Branch in Lynch, Church Street, Main Street Benham, Cumberland, thru Harvester Heights, by College to Chrisman Drive, New York Section, Mastin Drive and Springfield).

The Harlan County Ridge Runners ATV Club, Inc.  meet on the 2nd Thursday of the month (March 12, 2015) at 7:00pm at the North Evarts RV Campground.  All are welcome to attend.  For more information, log on to .


FREE Movies will be played at the Main Street Auditorium in downtown Cumberland on the 1st and 3rd Friday of each month.  The movie on the first Friday will be a Children’s feature (Disney, Dream Works, etc) and the third Friday will feature a Christian movie.


To Honor Lena H. (Jackson) Hill of Jackson Bottom, Cumberland, Kentucky, the Lewis Creek Pentecostal Church and the Jackson Family will host a celebration of her 100th birthday.  This event will take place on February 21, 2015, between the hours of 1:00 and 3:00 p.m. at the Tri-Cities Senior Citizens Center in Cumberland, KY.  The public is cordially invited to stop by the Center any time during the celebration to greet her on this memorable occasion.  Lena respectfully requests that there be no gifts.  If you would like to honor her, she has designated two of her favorite charities: The Billy Graham Evangelistic Association and Lewis Creek Pentecostal Church Missions Fund.  A box will be available for each charity at the Center on that day.  A letter acknowledging this special occasion will accompany any monetary gifts sent to the charitable organizations.  Please join us for this joyous occasion for Lena Hill on Saturday, February 21.  There will be refreshments provided by the church and family.


The Cumberland City Council meetings are held each month on the second Tuesday(March 10, 2015) at 6:30pm in the Cumberland City Hall.  For more information, call 589-2106.

Lynch City Council meetings are held each month on the second Tuesday (March 10, 2015) at 5:00pm in the Lynch City Hall Conference Room. For more information, call 848-2873.  The Lynch Police Dept. has added an e-mail tip line — all tips will be confidential — The e-mail address is:

The Benham City Council meetings are held each month on the second Thursday (March 12, 2015) at 7:00 pm in Benham City Hall.  For more information, call 848-5506.

If your church, civic or school organization has something of community interest you’d like mentioned on the air on Community Activities, or Gospel Directory, bring by or mail to 101 Keller Street, Cumberland, KY 40823, or call 606-589-4623 during regular business hours of 8:30am-4:30pm. You can also e-mail us at

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