The Harlan County Board of Education will meet in Special Session on Tuesday, September 2, 2014 at 7:00 pm at the Central Office in Harlan. They are to 1)Discuss and Take any necessary action on Tax Rates. 2)Approve Lease Agreement with US Bank Equipment Finance for copiers for HCHS. Their next Regular Scheduled meeting will be held on Tuesday, September 16 at 6:30 pm at the Central Office.
The Trail Town Task Force andCommittee will meet on Wednesday, September 3rd at 1 p.m. The time change was necessary due to another meeting at 3 p.m. at the Senior Citizen building. Guest for the meeting will be Ryan Watts, EKS and Luke Ramsey, Assistant Director with Kentucky Highlands.
Camp Hope, located at Bethel Camp in Clayhole KY is offering a Free one-day retreat for children, ages 6 to 12, and their caregivers who have experienced the death of a loved one within the past two years. This will be held on Saturday, Sept. 27 from 8 am – 4 pm. Space is limited. Registration deadline is Friday, Sept. 5th. For information, or to obtain a registration packet, visit their website at: www.hospicebg.org or contact Johnathan Hubbard at Hospice of the Bluegrass Harlan/Corbin at 800-371-6112 or Susan Haouston at the Hazard/Pikeville at 800-560-1101.
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, Sept. 10, 2014). 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.
Black Bear Bike Night will run it’s final time this season on Saturday, September 27th. The fun begins at 6pm. There will be live band, Bike games, Door Prizes and Vendors. This will be held on Main Street in Cumberland. Fun for everyone, bring a lawnchair and enjoy. For more information, please call 589-5812.
The Rebecca Caudill Library in Downtown Cumberland, has LEGO Mania on the last Tuesday of each month, the next one will be Tuesday, September 30 starting at 5 pm. Everyone is invited.
The last Wednesday of each month (Sept. 24), 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.
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.
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.
The Job Clubs of Eastern Kentucky will meet weekly with a small group of job seekers and workforce professionals to gain a competitive edge in today’s tough job market. Job clubs are free and help you create a game plan for your job search link with quality employers, improve your interviewing skills, learn self-marketing skills, evaluate, negotiate and land job offers, connect with other job seekers and ease your stress during your job search. The Harlan County Job Club will meet at 1pm on Wednesdays at the Depot in Harlan. New member orientation begins at 12:30. Let Job Clubs lead you in the right direction.
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.
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. on May 13 (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 County Ridge Runners ATV Club, Inc. meet on the 2nd Thursday of the month (Sept. 11, 2014) at 7:00pm at the North Evarts RV Campground. All are welcome to attend. For more information, log on to www.kyoutdoors.org .
LOCAL CITY COUNCIL MEETING SCHEDULES:
The Cumberland City Council meetings are held each month on the second Tuesday(Sept 9, 2014) 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 (Sept 9, 2014) 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: email@example.com.
The Benham City Council meetings are held each month on the second Thursday (Sept 11, 2014) 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.