Civic-Community-Church Anns/Cancellations/Revivals

There will be a Look Good Feel Better Session held on October 20th at 2pm at Harlan ARH in the One West Conference Room! REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED! This is a FREE workshop provided by the American Cancer Society to help women cope with the physical side effects of cancer. If you are a female cancer patient/cancer survivor and would like to attend Look Good Feel Better contact Kristy @ 606-573-8231 or email her at to register.

The Tri-City Chamber of Commerce will host a transportation meeting on October 20th featuring representatives from the Manchester and Pikeville district office of the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet. Sherri M. Chappell, P.E., Chief District Engineer, from the Manchester district will address the work that is to commence on the Kingdom Come State Park entrance as well as any other Harlan County road project that may be upcoming. Mary Westfall-Holbrook, Chief District Engineer and Chuck Childers, Whitesburg Section Engineer and Project Manager for the US 119 project will be in attendance from the Pikeville office to give an update on U.S. 119 construction in Letcher County. The luncheon meeting will commence at 12 noon at the Tri-City Senior Citizens Center and a light luncheon will be provided by the chamber. Interested individuals are encouraged to attend.

The 13th Annual Tri-City Chamber of Commerce Awards Banquet has been planned for October 23rd at the School House Inn in Benham.  The guest speaker for the event is Sandi Curd, Promise Zone Coordinator for the Kentucky Highlands Investment Corp.  Tickets are $25 each, or $125 per table seating six.  For more information, please call Suzanne Williams at 589-5812.

The Cumberland Nazarene Church and Pastor Dillard Stanley would like to invite everyone to Revival on Wed-Fri, October 22-24, at 7:00 pm nightly.  There will be nightly singing. The church is located on Third Avenue, behind the Hoagie Shop in East Cumberland.

The Harlan County Extension Service will be hosting a series of forestry workshops this fall. The first workshop will be “What’s Killing Our Trees: What We Can and Can’t Do” and will discuss why our trees are under attack from invasive insect pests.  It will also address threats to our forests.  This workshop will be held on Tuesday, October 28th at the Harlan County Extension Depot, 110 River St. in Harlan.  The workshop will begin at 7 pm.  For more information or to register, please call their office at 606-573-4464.

Rebecca Caudill Library presents “The Great Pumpkin Contest”.  Join them for crafts, games, snacks and fun on Tuesday, October 28 from 5 pm – 7 pm at the library!  Bring your carved or painted pumpkin to enter in the The Great Pumpkin Contest.  Prizes will be given for silliest pumpkin, scariest pumpkin, best library pumpkin (a pumpkin with a book theme or a message that promotes reading), and best overall pumpkin.  Children in costume receive an extra treat!  For more information, call 606-589-2409.

The last Wednesday of each month (Oct. 29), 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.

The 3rd Annual Ladies Tea, in memory of Dot Disney andDoris Yaden will be held at the Tri-City Senior Citizen Center on Saturday, November 2nd at 1:30 pm.  Tieckets are $10 per person and will be available at the center.  Seating is limited, please buy your tickets early.  Come and enjoy the tea and fellowship. Don’t forget to wear your pretty hats!  Money from ticket sales, less expenses, and all donations will be given to “Breast Cancer for the Cure” in memory of Dot Disney and Doris Yaden.

The Trail Town Task Force and Committee will meet on Wednesday, November 5th 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, Nov. 12, 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.

The Harlan County Ridge Runners ATV Club, Inc.  meet on the 2nd Thursday of the month (Nov. 13, 2014) at 7:00pm at the North Evarts RV Campground.  All are welcome to attend.  For more information, log on to .

The Annual Tri-City Senior Citizen Thanksgiving Dinner will be held on Thursday, November 13 at 12 noon at the Lynch Church of God Fellowship Hall.  The dinner is sponsored by the Tri-City Funeral Home.  Come and enjoy dinner and a great time of fellowship.  they look forward to serving you!  It’s Dine-in only.

Registration for the Taste of Harlan County Relay for Life Fundraiser is now open. The Event will be held on November 13th from 5:30pm to 7pm at the Harlan Center.  The Taste of Harlan County is an opportunity for people to taste the best food in Harlan County and fight cancer at the same time.  Registration fee is a Minimum Donation of $20.00 per dish.  Each dish submitted should be able to provide around 200 bites.  Please note … this is BITES, not portions.  A regular casserole dish would provde at least 200 bites.  Each dish submitted will be judged in one of 4 categories: best main dish, best dessert, best side dish, and there will be a best “other” category for everything else. The winners of these 4 categories will receive Taste  of Harlan Aprons!  There will also be a trophy awarded to the best overall dish!  This will be a great way for area restaurants, caterers and cooks to promote themselves while raising funds for a Great Cause!  If you have an y questions please let Phyllis Napier know.  To enter a dish or dishes call 606-505-5084.  This is a fundraiser for Relay Life teams Harlan County Reality and Friends and Harlan’s Hospitality Heroes.  All proceeds will go to the American Cancer Society.  Registration Deadline is October 31st.

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 Rebecca Caudill Library in Downtown Cumberland, has LEGO Mania on the last Tuesday of each month.  Everyone is invited. (Check with the library for October & November due to Great Pumpkin Contest in October and Thanksgiving in November).

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. 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 Cumberland City Council meetings are held each month on the second Tuesday(Nov. 11, 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 (Nov. 11, 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:

The Benham City Council meetings are held each month on the second Thursday (Nov. 13, 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