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.
Register for the 2014 Boys & Girls Club SOCCER LEAGUE through Aug. 29 from 12:30-2:30 p.m. at the Cawood Ledford Boys & Girls Club in Harlan. All children ages 3 to 10 are invited to participate. Games will be played on Saturday mornings/early afternoons at Holy Trinity beginning Sept. 13. Registration fee is $15 and includes uniform shirt and trophy. Children ages 6 and up who are not current Boys & Girls Club members (dues paid after Aug. 1) will also be charged a yearly $25 membership fee. For more information, please call 573-0960.
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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.
CAWOOD WATER DISTRICT has changed their board meeting to 6:30 p.m. on Aug. 21.
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Rushing Wind Ministries Inc. has scheduled several upcoming events at the Main Street Auditorium in Cumberland (formerly the Nova Theater) including: Aug. 21 at 6:30 p.m. — God’s Not Dead (free movie; Aug. 22 at 6:30 p.m. — Heaven is for Real (free movie); Aug. 23 at 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. — Heaven is for Real (free movie); Sept. 11 at 6:30 p.m. —Remembering 9/11, community worship.
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.
Grays Knob Church of God will have a BENEFIT SINGING beginning at 7 p.m. on Aug. 22 with singing and music provided by Sarah Philpot, Peggy Greene, Janie Torstrick, Jimmy Thomas, Cynthia Bailey and Aaron Smith. For more information, contact Debbie Smith at 606-621-0776.
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 U.S. 119 near Whitesburg. Registertration is $55 through Aug. 22. Register at www.RunTo KingdomCome.com.
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The Kentucky State Police PATRIOT DAY 5K Run/Walk to honor the lives lost on 9/11 will begin at 8 a.m. on Sept. 6 at Corbin High School. Registration through Aug. 22 is $20, 18 and under, $10. Registration on race day begins at 7 a.m. and is $25 ($15, under 18). 5K T-shirts for all participants (size not guaranteed if you don’t pre-register). Awards for the male and female overall as well as first, second and third place in each age division. Door prizes will also be given away at the conclusion of the race. All proceeds go to KSP Shop with a Trooper program. Make checks payable to Kentucky State Police. Mail to: Trooper Shane Jacobs, Kentucky State Police Post 10, 3319 South U.S. 421, Harlan, Ky. 40831.
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.”
The Portal will sponsor a CRUISE IN beginning at 4 p.m. on Aug. 23 in downtown Harlan. All vehicles are welcome — cars, motorcycles and trucks (new, classics, exotics). There will be music by Big Daddy and the Heat. For more information, contact Croley Forester at 606-671-0569.
Bill Capshaw, a potterer from Knoxville, will be demonstrating from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Aug. 23 and 24 at Cumberland Crafts, located on the second floor of the visitors center at Cumberland Gap National Historical Park. He has been a member of the Southern Highland Craft Guild since 1999.
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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. For 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.
REVIVAL at Friendship Baptist Church will be Aug. 24-29 with Rev. Mike Hayes preaching and special singing each night. Services begin at 6 p.m. on Sunday and at 7 p.m. Monday through Friday.
The Kentucky Blood Center’s Livin’ by Givin’ BLOOD DRIVE will be from 1:30-6 p.m. on Aug. 25 at the Harlan Center (in the meeting rooms). Donors will be eligible to win three big prizes — a trip, a car or a pair of UK season football tickets. Donors will receive the Kentucky Kickoff T-shirt. For more information or to schedule a donation, visit kybloodcenter.org or call 800-775-2522.
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.
A Mine FOREMAN EXAM will be given at 8 a.m. on Aug. 26 at the Harlan office of the Division of Mine Safety and Licensing. Make sure to have purchased a drug voucher for $66.25 at the office. You must have photo identification to obtain the voucher. You will then take the drug test at Right Choice Counseling and Drug Testing — the test must be taken before the test date. For more information, contact the instructor at 606-573-1260.
Kelly Street Baptist Church is hosting a REVIVAL with Pastor Dave Hammonds officiating Aug. 26-28. All services begin at 7 p.m. For transportation or more information, call 606-273-4178. Everyone is invited.
Sunny Acres First Church of God will be showing “God’s Not Dead” at 6 p.m. on Aug. 27.
An Extension Homemakers Training School on USING PINTEREST will be taught at 10 a.m. on Aug. 28 at the Extension Depot. Come and learn the wonders awaiting you in the world of Pinterest or if you use Pinterest already come and share some of your finds. The training school is free and open to everyone, but registration is requested. Call 573-4464 to register.
The Harlan County Extension HOMEMAKERS KICKOFF will begin at 10 a.m. on Aug. 29 including a “Pinterest Party.” The Harlan County Extension Office will have three craft projects selected from Pinterest for you to make along with a few recipes from Pinterest available for tasting. If you are an Extension Homemaker or are thinking of joining Homemakers, please join in. Extension Homemakers dues are $8 per year. Bring your favorite dish from Pinterest, or if you don’t use Pinterest bring your favorite pot-luck dish. The party is free, but registration is required. Call 573-4464 to register.
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.
The Martin’s Station Chapter Virginia Society Sons of the American Revolution alongside various DAR chapters, will have a double GRAVE MARKING CEREMONY using SAR markers on the graves of Jesse Brock and Ephraim Osborne, as well as a wreath laying and graveside ceremony to commemorate their service during the Revolutionary War. Jesse Brock’s service will begin at 11 a.m. at the Old Masonic Cemetery in Wallins followed by Ephraim Osborne’s service at 1 p.m. at Layman Cemetery in Coldiron. Descendants are sought to speak about their ancestors at the ceremony. For more information, contact Donnie Campbell at 276-445-5553, Jerry Phillips at 66-573-9565.
The Isaiah Creech FAMILY REUNION will be held on Aug. 31 at the lower shelter house at Kingdom Come State Park in Cumberland. All family and friends are welcome and may bring a covered dish of their favorite food. Food will be served at 1 p.m.
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.
HOMECOMING at Friendship Baptist Church will begin at 10:30 a.m. on Aug. 31. Rev. Mike Hayes will be officiating.
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.
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Hospice of the Bluegrass will present CAMP HOPE (located at Bethel Camp in Clayhole), a free one-day retreat for children ages 6-12 and their caregivers who have experienced the death of a loved one within the past two years, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sept. 27. Space is limited — registration deadline is Sept. 5. For more information or to obtain a registration packet, visit www.hospicebg.org; or contact Jonathan Hubbard (Harlan/Corbin) at 800-371-6112 or Susan Houston (Hazard/Pikeville) at 800-560-1101.
Help promote Camp Blanton’s youth camp at their FISH FRY (or barbecue sandwich meal) from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sept. 10 at Camp Blanton. The cost is an $8 donation.
All family members of the late Ezra Cecil Cochran and the late Grace Dean Cochran are invited to a REUNION beginning at noon on Sept. 13 at Leeman Field in Pennington Gap, Va. Bring a covered dish and drinks as well as any old photos or memorabilia or sharing. For more information, contact Renda (Cox) Hall at 276-318-0161, Mary Jane (Cochran) Cox or Judy (Cochran) Pitman at 276-546-5939.
Calvary Baptist Church in Loyall will have a SPECIAL SINGING at 6 p.m. on Sept. 14 featuring Good Shepherd Quartet, of Pennington Gap, Va. Everyone is welcome to attend.
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.
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.
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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.