A new, monthly public prayer gathering focusing on the immediate needs and future of our churches, our community, and our neighbors will be held on the first day of each month at 6 pm at the Community Christian Church at 186 West Main Street in Lynch. Everyone is welcome. This is not about denominations. Anyone who believes in the power of prayer and has a heart for this community is encouraged to take part and to invite your friends and neighbors. For more information, call Lamp House Coffee in Lynch at 606-894-0007.
Cumberland Missionary Baptist Church will be open their sanctuary each Monday from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., and from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m., for you to come in and spend some time in private prayer for the many concerns that we face today: the USA; the world; the job situation; the economy; drugs; local, state and national leaders; the presidential election; our schools; pastors; our churches; young people. This is just a few concerns. There are too many to list them all.
The Harlan County Economic Development Authority will meet on the 4th Monday of each month (May 23) at 12:00 at the Old Circuit Courtroom on the 2nd floor of the Harlan County Courthouse.
TUESDAYS/ TUESDAY & THURSDAYS
The Harlan County Bee Keepers meet on the first Tuesday of each month (May 3) at the Harlan County Extension Depot, 110 River Street in Harlan (across from the Huddle House). The meeting time is 6 p.m.
The Harlan County Tourist and Convention Commission will meet on the second Thursday each month (May 12) at 5 pm. The meeting will be held in the old Circuit Courtroom on the second floor of the Harlan County Courthouse.
The Rebecca Caudill Library in Downtown Cumberland, has LEGO Mania on the last Tuesday (May 31) of each month. Everyone is invited.
The Rebecca Caudill Public Library will continue to offer free tutoring sessions as long as there is a need, and space is available, to help a child develop and understand the basic concepts of reading, build specific skills, gain confidence, and become motivated to read. Please contract the library for more information at 589-2409.
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. Beat the heat, exercise indoors – walk, run, jog at your own pace on the Harlan County High School indoor track. New members are always welcome. Membership is free and open to the public year round, register at the door. Stroller accessible. All ages welcome. 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 Tri City Heritage Development Corporation Board Meeting will be held on the first Wednesday each month (June 1) at 11 a.m. at the Tri-City Senior Citizen Center in downtown Cumberland.
The Trail Town Task Force and Committee will meet on the first Wednesday of the month,(June 1), at 2 p.m at the Tri City Senior Citizen Building. All are welcome to attend, the meetings are open to the public.
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 Wednesday, May 11 between 9:30 and 11:30 A.M. 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 (May 25), 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.
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.
The Harlan County Ridge Runners ATV Club, Inc. meet on the 2nd Thursday of the month (May 12) at 7:00pm at the North Evarts RV Campground. All are welcome to attend. For more information, log on to www.kyoutdoors.org .
St. Stephens Outreach Food Pantry Senior Day is held on the 1st Thursday of each month (June 2) from 3-5 pm.
St. Stephens Outreach Pantry Day is held on the 3rd Thursday of each month (May 19) from 3-5 pm. Bring a utility bill with a 911 address on it. Also, if you’re unable to carry the box yourself, please bring someone with you to carry it as they do not have available people to do that. Only 1 box per household.
SATURDAYS: Black Bear Bike Night i held on the 4th Saturday of each month from 6-10 pm at the Main Street Gazebo in Cumberland. It is also open to allow cars and trucks, and now ATV’s. Among other events, there will be a motorcycle show where trophies will be given out in several categories. Bring a lawn chair and sit back and enjoy the festivities. (For the month of May, it will be held on May 21st instead of the 28th due to the Memorial Day Holiday).
LOCAL CITY COUNCIL MEETING SCHEDULES:
The Cumberland City Council meetings are held each month on the second Tuesday(May 10) 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 (May 10) at 5:00pm in the Lynch City Hall Conference Room. For more information, call 848-2873.
The Benham City Council meetings are held each month on the second Thursday (May 12) 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.
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