What’s Goin’ On

To place an event in the “What’s Goin’ On” section, email: [email protected]; fax: 606-573-0042; or drop a written/typed copy of the announcement by our office at 1548 Hwy. 421 South (beside Hardee’s). Announcements will not be accepted by phone and should be submitted no later than four days before the event. If received in time, it will be published one or two days before the event. Announcements are also available to view at www.harlandaily.com. For more details, call 606-909-4145.

The annual Harlan County Community SCHOLARSHIP BANQUET will be held May 5 at Benham Schoolhouse Inn. Tickets are $15 and may be purchased at the Harlan Daily Enterprise, Harlan High School or Cumberland Elementary School.

The 2015‐2016 Harlan County Community Action Agency Community Services Block GRANT PLAN AND BUDGET PROPOSAL is now available for public review and comment. The plan is available for review from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday until May 27 at the office, located at 319 Camden Street in Harlan. See the receptionist at the front desk and ask for Tracey Ball or Donna Pace and that you wish to review the CSBG Plan and Budget Proposal. For more information, contact Donna Pace, executive director.


There will be a BOOK GIVEAWAY for Grown-Ups from 2-4 p.m. on April 22 at the Harlan County Extension Depot, located at 110 River Street in Harlan. ). Books for age 17 to adult will be available (no children’s books). Coffee and dessert will also be available. Everything is free. For more information, contact the Extension Office at 606-573-4464.

The Harlan County BOOKMOBILE SCHEDULE for April 22 includes Rosspoint Elementary School and Harlan County Christian School.


Volunteers will be doing some spring cleaning on April 23 at KINGDOM COME STATE PARK near Cumberland. Participants will meet at the lower shelter at 9 a.m., and the event lasts until 3 p.m. Volunteers will pick up trash, remove brush, plant flowers and do some trail work. Organizers ask that volunteers bring their own hand tools, but no chain saws. Snacks and water will be available.

The Martins Fork Bass Club will host their annual Open SCHOLARSHIP TOURNAMENT at Martins Fork Lake from 7 p.m. to 4 a.m. on April 23. The cost is $50 per angler. The regularly scheduled tournament is for club members and is an open invite to new members. All club rules will be followed. If there are 20 full boats, payout will be $1,000 for first place; $200, second place; and $75, big fish. Each year the club gives a $250 scholarship to a Harlan County and Harlan Independent senior to further their education. For more information, contact Jim Hill at 574-8969 or Donnie Britton at 606-573-1158.

Documenting the Family Homestead Workshop will be held April 23 at Pine Mountain Settlement School. This workshop takes a practice-based approach to capturing the historical details of the buildings that are important to families. Led by Architectural Historian Karen Hudson, you will become an apprentice at the two-story log cabin of John Shell, a legendary figure on the North Side of Pine Mountain who lived to be over 120 years old. For more information, contact the school at 606-558-3571, from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Register online at www.pinemountainsettlementschool.com.

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Harlan County High School Dance Team TRYOUT CLINICS will be held April 25-26. Tryouts will begin at 3:30 p.m. on April 28. Tryout info packets will be available at all elementary schools the week before spring break.


The Harlan County High School Boys Basketball team will host a BASKETBALL CLINIC from 5:30-8 p.m. on April 25. Boys and girls ages 3-12 can participate. The cost is $15. Clinic participants will be introduced and will perform basketball skills at an HC Ballgame next season. For more information or to register with any ball player, call 606-574-2020.

The Harlan Elementary School SITE BASED meeting originally scheduled for April 18 has been changed to 4:30 p.m. on April 25.

APRIL 25-29

The Harlan County BOOKMOBILE SCHEDULE for the week of April 25 includes:

Monday — Sunshine School, Kidz Kampus, Rita’s Day Care, Gray’s Knob Head Start and Verda Head Start.

Tuesday — Harlan Health and Rehabilitation Center, Barney’s Grocery, Mary Alice, Teetersville and The Laurels.

Wednesday — Good Neighbor Road, Terry’s Fork, Wallins, Loyall and County Pike.

Thursday — No run.

Friday — Cumberland Elementary School, Tri-Cities Nursing and Rehabilitation Center and Putney.


SHEPHERD’S PANTRY, located at 111 Union Street in Clutts, will be signing up new clients for the pantry (not commodities) program from 10-11 a.m. on the third and fourth Tuesday and third Wednesday of each month until further notice. You must bring proof of all earned and unearned income for every member of the household and their Social Security card as well as your utility bill with 911 address.


Cumberland River Victims Services and the Tri County Cineplex will present showing the film, THE HUNTING GROUND, at 7 p.m. on April 27. This is a free event and the community is invited to attend. This movie depicts the rise of sexual assault on college campuses and the devastating toll it takes on students and their families.


The First Tee Pine Mountain’s CHARITY BINGO fundraiser will be held, beginning April 29, at Middlesboro Elks Lodge (new location), on the corner of 19th Street/Hwy. 441 behind Walmart. Doors open at 4 p.m. Bingo is held every Friday and Saturday at 4:30 and 9:30 p.m.

APRIL 29-30

Camp Nathanael’s annual Married COUPLES RETREAT will be held April 29-30. The all-inclusive cost is $100 for the weekend. Housing is limited — first come, first serve basis, but commuters are always welcome. Registration is required. For more information or to request a registration brochure, call 606-251-3231.


The annual Golden FAMILY REUNION will be held April 29-May 1 in Williamsburg. For more information, contact Carol Golden at 865-376-7141 or [email protected]


APPLICATIONS will be accepted for Robert E. Frazier Tri City Area Charitable Foundation grants until April 30. Applications are available at www.robertefraziertricityareacharitablegrantfoundationllc.com or at 506 West Main Street in Cumberland. For more information, contact Bobbie 606-524-4964.


The third annual STROKE AWARENESS WALK will be held from 5-7 p.m. on May 4 at Huff Park. Everyone is invited to attend. For more information, contact Cameron Carmical at 606-273-0276.

Join Franklin Graham on the capitol steps in Frankfort at noon on May 4 for DECISION AMERICA 2016. To reserve a spot on a tour bus ($30), call 423-300-1302 or Kathy at 606-499-1151.


Join in for National Day of Prayer at noon on May 5 at the city parking lot near Middlesboro city hall.


The Tadpole on Looney Creek Trail DERBY, a fundraiser for Trail Town, will be held May 7. The event is planned as a casual, relaxing, fun ride at a leisurely pace for any skill level. The distance of the ride is about five miles from the Black Bear Gazebo to the Benham Coal Miner’s Park and back. Staff will be on site to inflate tires and adjust seats. Everyone is encouraged to wear a bike helmet. You can ride free. Check in will begin at noon at the Black Bear Gazebo on Main Street in Cumberland. The ride will leave at 1 p.m. Forms are available through the Cumberland Tourism office, located at 506 West Main Street, or call 606-589-5812 and forms can be emailed or mailed through the postal service.

MAY 9; 13-15

The 10th annual Kentucky State Police BASEBALL TOURNAMENT will be held May 13-15 at Huff Park in Harlan. The first pitch will be thrown at 4:55 p.m. and games start at 5 p.m. The cost is $150 donation per team — first come, first serve. Each team will be provided a meal at the field on May 14. Three divisions: 11-12 year olds (eight teams max); 9-10 year olds (six teams max); and girls softball, 9-12 year olds (six teams max). First- through fourth-place trophies, champs will receive banner, trophies in each division; and Little League International rules apply. All teams guaranteed at least two games — all traveling teams are welcome no matter the league you play in. Each team shall bring a dozen balls to be used during the tournament. Entries are due by May 9. Proceeds will benefit Trooper Island Camp. KSP apparel will be sold during the tournament. For more information or to register, contact Trooper James Hensley, Post 10 in Harlan, at 606-573-3131.

MAY 13

PT Pros in Harlan will be offering FREE ATHLETIC SCREENINGS (sports physicals) from 1 to 4 p.m. on May 13 at the PT Pros clinic, located next to Harlan Cinema 4 and BB&T. Screenings are for student athletes who will be in fifth-through 12th-grade during the 2016-2017 school year. Participants should bring a copy of the Kentucky High School Athletic Association sports physical form with them for this screening. The clinics are sponsored by PT Pros and the Clover Fork Clinic. An updated sports physical is required to participate in athletics in the Harlan County School District.

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The American RED CROSS is seeking volunteers with flexible schedules to respond to single and multi-family home fires in the Lake Cumberland service area which includes Casey, Adair, Cumberland, Clinton, Russell, Pulaski, Wayne, McCreary, Whitley, Laurel, Clay, Knox, Bell and Harlan counties. Red Cross Disaster Action Team (DAT) volunteers respond to assist families with shelter, support and access to basic needs immediately following a home fire – often arriving on scene even as the fire is still burning. Volunteers may apply online by visiting http://www.redcross.org/volunteer or by contacting Chapter Executive Terry Burkhart at 859-253-1331 or [email protected]

Ann’s Food Pantry, a mission of the Harlan United Methodist Church, is in NEED OF DONATIONS for non-perishable food items. Monetary donations are also being accepted to provide foods such as meat, milk, bread, etc. For more information, contact the church at 606-573-1464; Kyle Burnett at 606-573-3866; or Wylene Miniard at 606-573-7731 (evenings).

The Harlan County band program is hosting an INSTRUMENT DRIVE. If you have instruments in your closet, garage or know someone who is looking to donate instruments, consider putting your instrument in the hands of a student who can use it today. You can drop your instrument off in the office at any Harlan County school or contact one of the band directors at 606-574-2020 ext. 3550 to make arrangement for pickup. If directors are in class, leave a voicemail with your name and phone number and you will be contacted as soon as possible.

The Harlan County Humane Society will have BINGO SESSIONS at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Fridays at the old Totz Bingo Hall. Proceeds benefiting the humane society.

Benchmark Family Services, serving Bell, Harlan, Clay, Knox, Laurel and Whitley counties, invites you to become a FOSTER PARENT. Free orientation classes are held from 5-6 p.m. on any Tuesday. For more information, call 606-526-6992 or toll free at 866-526-6992.

AWANA meetings at Yocum Creek Missionary Baptist Church, located in Middleton Addition in Evarts, are held from 6:30-8 p.m. on Wednesdays — with classes for K-4 through high school. Participants can earn T-shirts and prizes. There will be games, Bible lessons, food, fun and more. For bus pick up, call 606-837-3170 or 606-837-8214.

The JOB CLUBS of Eastern Kentucky meets 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 1 p.m. on Wednesdays at the Depot in Harlan. New members are welcome. New member orientation begins at 12:30 p.m.

Free saliva-based drug testing kits are provided and sponsored through UNITE and Stand in the Gap Coalition (SIGCO). Give Me a Reason (GMAR) is designed for parents/guardians to use to talk with their children and randomly test them, which gives them a reason to say no when tempted or offered drugs. Kits can be obtained at 44 different distribution points (DP) throughout the Tri-State area and at the SIGCO office, located at 502 Pennlyn Avenue in Cumberland Gap, Tennessee. For more information, contact the SIGCO office at 423-300-1302. To pick up a kit, stop by on Thursdays from noon to 5:30 p.m. Join prayer at the SIGCO office from 5-6 p.m. on the first Tuesday of each month.

GED classes are being offered to anyone 19 years or older. Improve your reading, writing and mathematical skills and study to receive your GED. Follow your children by improving your education free of charge. For more information, contact the following locations: Southeast Kentucky Community & Technical College Middlesboro campus at 606-248-3175, Middlesboro Learning Center at 606-248-4000, Pineville Learning Center at 606-337-3044, Henderson Settlement at 606-337-7729 ext. 305 or Lighthouse Mission at 606-337-1069.

VOLUNTEERS and friendly visitors are needed for the Kentucky Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program to enrich the lives of seniors in their long-term care facilities. If you currently visit with someone or would like to become more involved and educated on resident’s rights, elder abuse and long-term care for seniors, contact Arlene Gibson, district ombudsman with Cumberland Valley ADD, at 606-864-7391 ext. 119.

A military SUPPORT GROUP for all active, separated or any former military men or women meets at 6:30 p.m. every first and third Monday of the month at the Middlesboro National Guard Armory, located on 30th Street. If you are facing financial, relationship, criminal, adjustment, substance abuse or other problems, this is for you.

Narconon is reminding families that the use of addicting drugs is on the rise. Take steps to PROTECT YOUR FAMILY FROM DRUG USE. If you know anyone who is struggling get them the help they need. For a free brochure on the signs of addiction for all drugs, call 800-431-1754 or visit DrugAbuseSolution.com. Narconon also offers free screenings and referrals.

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