Civic-Community-Church Anns/Cancellations/Revivals

Cumberland Pentecostal Church will be having Sunday night Worship Service on Sunday, Nov. 30th at 6 pm.  Dr. Tom Renfrom from Wise Co., VA will be speaking. Dr. Renfrom was miraculously healed from cancer some years ago.  Everyone is invited to attend.  For more information, contact them at 606-589-4011 or 606-589-2398.

On Monday, Dec. 1st, the Tri-City Senior Citizens Center will have their Open House Christmas.  Santa Claus will be present, so bring the kids and take pictures with Santa.  The youth from the Cumberland Church of God will be singing Christmas Carols.  Sit a spell and enjoy some refreshments. Carriage rides will also be available.  Starts at 5:30 pm. Rides – $3.00.

On December 1st, come to the Club 180 for Breakfast with Santa from 9:00-11:00 am. There will be live music, games and gifts for all.

The Trail Town Task Force and Committee will meet on Wednesday, December 3rd at 2 p.m at the Tri City Senior Citizen Building.  All are welcome to attend.

The Tri-Cities Annual Christmas Parade will be held on Friday, December 5th, starting in Downtown Cumberland.  Lineup is at 4 pm with the parade starting at 5 pm.  They will start along Hwy 119 at the Red Light, and end at the Family Dollar Store in East Cumberland.  This year’s theme is “The Greatest Gift”. If you are interested in entering a float or participating in the parade, please call Cumberland City Hall at 606-589-2106 and give them your name and address.

“The Nutcracker” will be performed by young dancers at the SKCTC, Black Box Theatre, on Friday and Saturday, Dec. 5 & 6. On Dec. 5th @ 7pm, and Dec. 6 @ 2:30 pm.


The Cumberland City Council meetings are held each month on the second Tuesday(Dec. 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 (Dec. 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:

The Benham City Council meetings are held each month on the second Thursday (Dec. 11, 2014) at 7:00 pm in Benham City Hall.  For more information, call 848-5506.

The Harlan County Cooperative Extension Service will be offering a Maple Syrup Production workshop on Tues., Dec. 9, beginning at 6:00 pm.  Participants will learn how maple syrup is produced from the raw maple sap into the finished maple syrup that makes it to the table. The workshop will be located at the Harlan County Extension Depot at 110 River Street in Harlan. For more information or to register for this free workship, please contact them at 606-573-4464.

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

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, Dec. 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.

The Harlan County Ridge Runners ATV Club, Inc.  meet on the 2nd Thursday of the month (Dec. 11, 2014) at 7:00pm at the North Evarts RV Campground.  All are welcome to attend.  For more information, log on to .

The choir of SKCTC will present its Christmas concert that has been scheduled for Dec. 11 & 14.  Directed by Professor Ann Schertz, the choir will perform on Thursday the 11th at 7 pm at the Cumberland Methodist Church and again on Sunday, Dec. 14 at 2:30 pm at the Harlan Episcopal Church.  The choir is accompanied by Clara Atkins-Pope.  The performances are free and open to the community.  For additional information, contact Professor Schertz, SKCTC Cumberland, by phoning 606-589-5442.

The Ugly Sweater Run/’Walk event will be held Thursday, Dec. 11 at 5:30 pm on the Cumberland campus of SKCT C.  The run/walk competition will be presented exclusively on the campus as participants have the option of running two miles or walking one mile.  The entry fee is $10 for adults and $5 for children.  Event organizer Kristen Simpson has asked that participants wear their most gaudy holiday sweater. Following the run/walk, a contest will be held to determine the ugliest sweater.  The fee for the contest is $5, with the pot to be divided between the overall winner, with the other half of the proceeds going to a fund to support needy individuals who desire to take the GED examination.  Following the run/walk, hot cocoa will be served and holiday music will be presented.  The reception will be held on the glass-enclosed portico of Falkenstine Hall.  For additional information, contact Mrs. Simpson by phoning 606-589-3128 or Scott Sherman at 60-589-3014.

The movie “The Christmas Story” will be shown at the Coal Miners Memorial Betty Howard Theater in Benham, KY on Saturday, December 13, 2014 at 5:00 pm.  Admission is a $2 donation per person.  Concessions will be available.

The Christmas Musical, “The Gift Goes On” will be at the Cumberland Missionary Baptist Church on Sunday, Dec. 14 at 7 pm.

On Monday, Dec. 15, the Pine Mountain Settlement School’s Annual Nativity Play will be held at the PMSS Chapel, 3:00 & 7:00 pm.  It is Free to the Public.  Come and join them for the Christmas Season.  For more info, call 606-558-3586.

The 2nd Annual Brooklyhn’s Blankets holiday concert will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 16 at 7:00 pm at theBetty Howard Coal Miner Memorial Theater.  Admission is a new blanket, or a monetary donation for blankets.

The Tri-City Senior Citizen Center will have their Christmas Pot Luck dinner on Thursday, December 18 at 5pm.  The Center will provide turkey, dressing, and drinks.  Please join them and bring your favorite dish – vegetable or dessert. Everyone Welcome.

The Cumberland Pentecostal Church Christmas Play will be held Sunday, Dec. 21st at 7:00 pm.  Everyone Welcome.

The Rebecca Caudill Library in Downtown Cumberland, has LEGO Mania on the last Tuesday (Dec. 30) of each month.  Everyone is invited.

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

The last Wednesday of each month (Dec. 31), 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. 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 Poor Fork Arts and Crafts is now open in two locations, Main Street in Cumberland and at the Fire Station in Lynch.  Stop by and see them Tuesday – Saturday 11am-5pm.

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