To place an announcement in the “What’s Goin’ On” section email: email@example.com; 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 should be submitted no later than four days before the event. If information is received in time, it will be published one or two days before the event. Announcements will not be accepted by phone. For more information, call 606-909-4145 or 606-573-4510 ext. 1164.
The Harlan County Country Club invites everyone to sign up for the local CHURCH LEAGUE. All church members are offered a reduced rate of $5 per player for nine holes every Thursday. Sign up at 5:30 p.m., start at 6 p.m. For more information, call 573-2510.
FINAL SIGNUPS for the Harlan County Pee Wee Football and Cheerleading League will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Aug. 9 at the Harlan County High School Football Field. The registration fee is $35 per child. There will be no signups after this date due to the deadline to order equipment. The football league is open to all students in third and fourth grade, including Harlan County Schools, Harlan Independent Schools and Harlan County Christian School. Cheerleading is open to students in kindergarten- through fourth-grade. Students who participated in the league last year must register again this year.
The fifth annual Green Hills SCHOOL REUNION will begin at noon on Aug. 9 at the Senior Community Center near Green Hills Elementary School at Bledsoe. There will be plenty of seating inside and out. A tent will be set up outside with table and chairs in addition to the ones inside. Dinner will be potluck — bring a covered dish. Post your information (including the food or drink you will be bringing and how many will be in your party) to the Green Hills School Alumni page.
Wallins Baptist Church’s HOMECOMING SERVICE will begin at 11 a.m. on Aug. 10. The Rev. Thomas Heck will be the guest preacher and special music will be performed by Seth Carmichael. Everyone is invited to attend.
The CREECH REUNION will begin at noon on Aug. 10 at Pine Mountain Settlement School. Family and friends are welcome.
AUG. 13, 16
The Harlan County Domestic Violence Council and the Family Life Abuse Center will present the seventh annual Believing in Ourselves: A Celebration of APPALACHIAN WOMEN from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Aug. 16 at the Harlan Center. This is a fun-filled educational self-esteem summit, a day of workshops of interest to women, Bingo and door prizes. The event is open to all women over 13 years old. Pre-registration is required and registrations will be accepted until noon on Aug. 13. A $5 registration fee must be enclosed. The first 125 pre-registered participants will receive a free tote bag filled with cosmetic goodies. A catered lunch will also be provided. During the luncheon the 2014 Outstanding Appalachian Woman will be awarded. Nominations will be accepted until Aug. 10. Download a registration form or nominate an Outstanding Appalachian Woman at www.hcdvcc.org or call 606-392-1129. Registration and nomination forms are also available at Ally Kats Hair Shack, located on Eula Gray Street in Harlan.
AUG. 11, 13
Harlan County Christian School’s OPENING DAY is Aug. 13. An open house will be held from 5-7:30 p.m. on Aug. 11
An MET RETRAINING class will be held from 8 a.m. to noon on Aug. 7 and Aug. 11 at the Division of Mine Safety, located at 174 Ball Park Road in Harlan. For more information, call 606-573-1260.
The Harlan County BOOKMOBILE SCHEDULE for the week of Aug. 11 includes:
Monday— Comprehensive Care Center, Cranks, Cawood and Little Creek.
Tuesday — Green Hills Senior Center, Bledsoe and Straight Creek.
Wednesday — Pine Mountain, Pine Mountain Settlement School and Big Laurel.
Thursday — Brittains Creek and Dizney.
Friday — Eastbrook Station, High Rise Apartments and the Dialysis Clinic.
The Harlan Area RETIRED TEACHERS Association will meet at 1 p.m. on Aug. 12 at the Harlan County Extension Depot. All retired teachers from the Harlan County and Harlan Independent schools are invited to attend. A representative from the ChalleNGe Academy will be the guest speaker. The service project for this meeting is to bring school supplies to be donated to the area schools. For more information, contact Polly McLain at 837-3546.
The Cumberland Valley Chapter of the Kentucky Public Retirees (KPR) will meet on Aug. 12 at Golden Corral in London. Meal time is noon with the meeting to follow. Tentative guest speaker is State Sen. Albert Robinson. All current KERS, CERS and SPRS retirees are welcome to attend.
AUG. 12, 13
The Kentucky Environmental Education Council (KEEC) is joining with the Kentucky University Partnership for Environmental Education to host a series of public meetings in August for input on Kentucky’s five-year environmental education master plan. The meetings are scheduled from 1-4 p.m. on Aug. 12 at the SKCTC Middlesboro campus, room 340; and from 9 a.m. to noon on Aug. 13 at the Hazard Community & Technical College First Federal Center, room 123A. People with disabilities may request reasonable accommodations by contacting Michelle Shane at 502-564-5937. RSVP is requested for attendees.
Large FREE FOOD BOXES will be given away from 10-11:30 a.m. on Aug. 13 at Shepherd’s Pantry, located in the former Union Hall in Clutts. You must bring your utility bill (any utility) showing your 911 address. Federal income guidelines are posted on the door. Enter off Golf Course Boulevard, on the new road. Areas served: Virginia line to Pine Mountain Settlement School and Putney to Partridge.
AUG. 20, 21, 22
The SPAY/NEUTER CLINIC is scheduled Aug. 20, 21 and 22. Registration will be from 4-6 p.m. on Aug. 14 at the Harlan County Humane Society building, located at 167 Belk Way (beside Charley’s Headquarters). A $20 deposit will be required for an appointment. The Aug. 20 clinic will be for cats only — special price: Males, $30; females, $40. For those in need of assistance, grant applications are available at the Harlan County Animal Shelter in Baxter.
A free FORESTRY MANAGEMENT workshop will begin at 6 p.m. on Aug. 14 at the Harlan County Extension Depot. Topics to be covered include woodland management options, timber sales and forestry and wildlife assistance. To register, call 606-573-4464.
The Cumberland Elementary School SBDM regular council meeting scheduled at 4 p.m. on Aug. 14 has been canceled due to scheduling conflicts.
Sunny Acres First of God will be hosting MOVIE NIGHT beginning at 6 p.m. on Aug. 27. “God’s Not Dead” will be the special featured movie. The event is free and everyone is invited to attend. For more information, contact Betty Halcomb at 606-573-1836.
The Harlan County RIDGE RUNNERS ATV Club Inc. will hold its next monthly meeting at 7 p.m. on Aug. 14 at the North Evarts RV Campground. All are welcome to attend. For more information, visit www.kyoutdoors.org.
Esther Mason will present the FRUGAL FRIDAY SERIES, featuring old time skills with a modern twist, at the Pineville/Bell County Public Library. Embark on a green and sustainable journey that will enrich the earth and your pockets. “Canning Your Produce” will be held from 3:30-5 p.m. on Aug. 15. Programs are free by registering at the Pineville/Bell County Public Library. For more information, call 606-337-3422.
AUG. 19; SEPT. 2
OPEN ENROLLMENT for Holy Trinity Preschool will be held from Aug. 19 through Labor Day. Opening day is from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sept. 2 for ages 3-5. For more information, call 573-3570.
SOWING THE SEED Ministry will be at the Walmart parking lot beginning at 6:30 p.m. on Aug. 19 — weather permitting. Singing, testifying and the word of God will be brought by Bro. Charlie Napier. For more information, call 573-6646
AUG. 21, 22
The University of Pikeville’s OPEN REGISTRATION will be from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Aug. 21 and 22. Scholarships are still available. For more information, call 606-218-5251.
AUG. 22, 23
The Run to Kingdom Come HALF MARATHON Little Shepherd Trail Road Race will begin at 8 a.m. on Aug. 23. This is a competitive 13.1 miles on the scenic crest of Pine Mountain. The following will be provided for race entrants for free: Camping at Wiley’s Last Resort; grilled hot dogs and fixin’s for lunch after the half marathon; and mountain music by Pine Mountain Breakdown. Join in the Pine Mountain Festival for camping, racing, music food and fun — atop Pine Mountain on US 119 near Whitesburg. Registertration is $55 through Aug. 22. Register at www.RunTo KingdomCome.com.
The LUKE HILL Benefit Dinner and Silent Auction 4-7:30 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Loyall. Tickets are $6.50, minimum donation, and are available for pre-purchase — dinner and T-shirt donation of $15. There will be live entertainment, a spaghetti dinner and silent auction. Luke, 2, was born with Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome. He had his third open-heart surgery on July 22 and is having unexpected complications. For more information and items being offered at the auction, contact Amie Lake at 606-269-3343, Jerebeth Saylor at 606-521-1135 or Darcy Card at 606-273-1550. Information is also available on Facebook, “Luke Hill Benefit Dinner and Silent Auction.”
AUG. 24; SEPT. 6
Raynemaker Events will present the first annual RAVEN ROCK 5K Trail Run/Hike Challenge and Kids Fun Race on Sept. 6 at Kingdom Come State Park in Cumberland. This is a true single path trails. The cost on race day will be $25, run; $15, hike; $10, Kids Fun Race (all kids get T-shirts/awards). Pre-registration, before Aug. 24, cost is $120, run; $10, hike; $7, Kids Fun Race (T-shirts guaranteed to pre-registered participants. Registration begins at 8 a.m. at the gazebo located near the lake entrance. Kids race around the late begins at 9:30 a.m. Awards will be given to the top three in each age division with special awards to overall make and female winners. Fo more information, contact Sherry Cornett at 606-508-5063 or firstname.lastname@example.org; or visit facebook.com/rmevents.
Coal Miners Underground will host the fourth annual MINERS MEMORIAL RIDE on Aug. 24. Meet at the Harlan County Courthouse. Registration begins at 11 a.m., kick stands up at 1:30 p.m. The cost is $10 per bike, $15 for couples. T-shirts are $15 and will be for sale at the ride. A free dinner will be provided following the ride.. The rain date is Aug. 31. For more information, call 606-894-0010 or 606-909-3968.
HOMECOMING 2014 will begin at noon on Aug. 24 at Brittains Creek Missionary Baptist Church (Kenvir) with guest preacher Rev. Rick Holt, of Manchester, and special music by the Curry Branch Holiness Church Singers, of Manchester, as featured on WLJC TV Hour of Harvest. The Rev. Don Johnson and the congregation invite everyone to attend.
The NIFTY NEEDLES Quilting Club will meet at 10 a.m. on Aug. 26 at the Harlan County Extension Depot. Kathy Cook will teach the technique of paper piecing with the Fancy Fan (or Grandmother’s Fan) quilt block project. For a supply list or for more information, \call Pat at 573-1245.
The MATERIAL GIRLS Quilting Club will meet at 5 p.m. on Aug. 26 at the Harlan County Extension Depot. Rose Cohelia will teach the technique of paper piecing with a project called Log Cabin Pineapple. For a supply list or for more information, call 573-4464.
The eighth annual Coach Charles & Maxine Hunter Scholarship GOLF SCRAMBLE will be held Aug. 30 at the Harlan Country Club. The theme is “Patriotic Salute to our Military both past and present.” Join in and wear your red, white and blue. Registration is at 8 a.m. and shotgun start is at 9 a.m.. The cost is $60 per person or $200 per team — donuts, coffee, lunch and cart fees included. First and second place prizes will be awarded. All proceeds will go to the annual Coach Charles & Maxine Hunter College Scholarship Fund. Donations to this fund may also be sent to: Coach Charles & Maxine Hunter Scholarship Fund (tax deductible) C/O P.O. Box 1566, Harlan, Ky. 40831. To sign up, call 606-573-6261 or 606-573-2510.
The 36th Annual LOYALL SCHOOL REUNION will be held at the Harlan Center beginning at 9 a.m. on Aug. 30. The old Loyall School building, which now houses the Loyall city government, will be open from 1:30-3:30 p.m. for anyone who wants to visit. The evening session, which will also be held at the Harlan Center, will begin at 6 p.m. All former Loyall students, faculty and friends are encouraged to attend.
The eighth annual Evarts LABOR DAY FESTIVAL will be held from noon to 9 p.m. in downtown Evarts at city hall. There will be food, crafts, Harlan County Shriners train ride and inflatables all day. Live music includes: Big Daddy and the Heat; Coal Trucker, 4-6 p.m.; and Marty Brown, 7-9 p.m. For more information, call 606-837-0609.
The annual COMMUNITY FAIR DAY at Pine Mountain Settlement School will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Aug. 30. Registration for exhibits will be from 9-11 a.m. in the Laurel House. Representatives from the Harlan County Extension Service will register and judge the exhibits. Winners will be announced at noon. There will be games for all ages including relay races, exhibits, music, cake walk, food, information booths, crafts, a book sale, a corn hole tournament and horseshoes. Nolen Lodge will host a pig roast. For more information, contact Judy Lewis at 606-558-3586 or the PMSS office at 606-558-3571.
All friends and relatives are invited to attend the 40th annual Dean & Creech FAMILY REUNION from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Aug. 31 at the Carl Perkins Community Center in Morehead. Each person is asked to bring at least two of the following — dessert, salad, meat or vegetable. There will be a display area for those bringing items to share and a photographer will be available to take group photos.
AFTER-SCHOOL TUTORING at the The Learning Center at Holy Trinity will begin Sept. 3 from 3:30-4:30 p.m. or 4:30-5:30 p.m. For more information, call 573-3570.
The Second (Indian Head) Division Association is searching for anyone who served in the ARMY’S 2ND INFANTRY DIVISION at any time. For information about the association and the 93rd annual reunion in Omaha, Neb. from Sept. 16-20, contact Secretary-Treasurer Bob Haynes at email@example.com or 224-225-1202.
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.
The Harlan County WALKING CLUB meets Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 10-11:30 a.m. at the Harlan County High School indoor track. The walking club is free. It allows the public to walk indoors. For more information, contact Cecilia Adams, Harlan County Community Education director, at 573-4330 ext. 2061.
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.
LIGHTHOUSE LIFELINE OF BELL COUNTY support group sessions will be held every Tuesday, beginning at 5 p.m. with refreshments/services and support group sessions from 6-7:30 p.m. Support group sessions will be from 1-2:30 p.m. every Thursday. Sessions will be held at the Lighthouse Career Training Center, located at 980 Old Bell High Road, off of U.S. 119. Sessions are free and workbooks are optional. Everyone is welcome. Sessions include: Insight, identifying life-controlling issues — nine weeks; stepping into freedom, 12 Steps — 13 weeks; and anger management — nine weeks. For more information, call 606-337-3165 Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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.
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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 with drug addiction get them the help they need. Call for a free brochure on the signs of addiction for all drugs. Narconon also offers free screenings and referrals. For more information, call 800-431-1754 or visit DrugAbuseSolution.com.
KCEOC Community Action Partnership is taking applications for the WEATHERIZATION PROGRAM. The program is designed to help make homes more energy efficient by providing things like insulation, doors and windows and in some cases repair or replace heating sources. The homeowner must be able to provide adequate proof of ownership. Landlords may also benefit from the weatherization program. For more information or to apply for the Weatherization Program, call 606-546-3152 to make an appointment.
CETUSA is looking for families who would enjoy hosting a foreign exchange student for the 2014-2015 school year. CETUSA has many great students who are very excited about coming and being a part of your family. For more information, contact local coordinator Angela Boggs at 606-273-0035 or firstname.lastname@example.org.