What’s Goin’ On

To place an event in the “What’s Goin’ On” section, email: beth.key@harlandaily.com or drop a written/typed copy of the announcement by our office at 1512 Hwy. 421 South. Announcements will not be accepted by phone and should be submitted no later than four business 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.

PASSES for the 2018-2019 Harlan County High School football season are now available: $100 VIP pass includes parking on the stadium side of the bridge, two reserved seats and two admissions for the season (extra reserved seats, $50); $75 pass includes stadium side parking and two admissions for the season; $60 pass includes school side parking and two admissions for the season; $25 season pass includes admission only. For more information or to purchase passes, contact Tina Farley at 606-574-2020 or visit the high school office.

AUG. 11

The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources will be holding a free HUNTER EDUCATION COURSE from 9 to 5 on Aug. 11 at the Harlan County Extension Depot at 110 River Street in Harlan. The hunter must attend the session and pass an exam to be certified. All hunters born on or after Jan. 1, 1975 must complete this course. The hunter must be at least 9 years of age to be certified. All participants must register for the course at www.fw.ky.gov. For more information, contact the Harlan County Extension Service at 606-573-4464 or the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources at 800-858-1549.

GRILLIN-N-CHILLIN at the Market will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Aug. 11 in the lower parking lot of the Harlan Center.

The RCV Axle UTV Bounty Series Round 4 will be held from 9 a.m. 5 p.m. on Aug. 11 at the Harlan County Campgound – Putney Trailhead. For more information, visit southernrockracing.com.

The “Thunder in the Mountain” MIDDLE SCHOOL BOWL will be held from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. onAug. 11 at the Harlan County High School football field.


The Harlan County FARMERS MARKET will be held each Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. through Oct. 20 in the lower parking lot of the Harlan Center.

AUG. 12

The Creech Reunion will be held Aug. 12 at Pine Mountain Settlement School. Dinner begins at noon. All family and friends are welcome.

AUG. 13-16

The Harlan County BOOKMOBILE schedule for the week of Aug. 13 includes:

Monday — Verda Heat Start, Kidz Kampus, Sunshine School, Rita’s Daycare and KCEOC-Grays Knob.

Tuesday — Harlan Senior Center, Tway, Harlan Health & Rehabilitation Center, The Laurels and Teetersville.

Wednesday — Good Neighbor Road, Terry’s Fork, Wallins Elementary School and Wallins.

Thursday — Rosspoint Elementary School, Harlan County Christian School, Cumberland Elementary School, Tri-Cities Nursing & Rehabilitation Center/Putney.

Friday — No run.

AUG. 14

The Harlan Area RETIRED TEACHERS Association will meet at 1 p.m. on Aug. 14 at the Harlan County Extension Depot. Members will be collecting school supplies at the meeting. Hot dogs and chili will be on the menu — bring anything else to accompany. All retired teachers are invited to attend. For more information, contact Polly McLain at 606-837-3546 or message her on Facebook. Yearly local dues ($6) will also be collected.

Harlan County DEMOCRAT EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE will meet at 6 p.m. on Aug. 14 in the Fiscal Court meeting room in the old Harlan County Courthouse. The meeting will include a discussion of the upcoming September rally. Anyone interested is invited to attend.

Brian Bowman,VETERANS BENEFITS field representative, will will resume his monthly visit in Harlan County in August. He will be available (by appointment only) from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Aug. 14 at the Harlan County Courthouse on the second floor. If you need immediate service, call the federal VA at 800-827-1000.

The Cumberland Valley Chapter of the Kentucky Public Retirees (KPR) will meet Aug. 14 at David’s Steak House in Corbin. Mealtime will begin at 11:30 a.m. with the meeting to follow. The guest speaker will be Stefanie Kingsley, Democratic candidate running for state representative (House District 82) in the 2018 general election. Any retiree (and spouse) receiving retirement benefits from KERS, CERS or SPRS is welcome to attend. Membership information will be available at the meeting or at kentuckypublicretirees.org. For more information, call 606-877-0079 or 606-260-0490.

AUG. 14, 16

Harlan County High School’s DANCE TEAM CAMP will be held from 4-5 p.m. on Aug. 14 and 16 in the cafeteria. The cost is $30. Learn a dance and improve rhythm and timing skills. Dancers will teach a dance, the little dancers will receive free admission to the HCHS vs. Hazard football game on Aug. 24, dance on the field at half time and receive a free T-shirt.

AUG. 16, 23, 30;

SEPT. 6, 13, 20

The Levitt AMP Middlesboro Music Series returns for the fourth year to downtown Middlesboro’s Levitt AMP Pop-Up Park. Concerts will begin at 7:30 p.m. with openings acts taking the stage at 6:30 p.m. The schedule includes: Aug. 16, Samantha Fish; Aug. 23, Caleb Caudle; Aug. 30, Black Lillies; Sept. 6, Liz Vice; Sept. 13, John Moreland; and Sept. 20, Sierra Hull. For concert schedule updates due to weather, visit Levitt AMP Middlesboro’s Facebook and Twitter pages.

AUG. 18

Kentenia Full Gospel Church, located at 2911 Hwy. 219 in Wallins, will present BLUEGRASS GOSPEL MUSIC featuring the Stevens Family Tradition Band at 6 p.m. on Aug. 18. Everyone is welcome.

A REUNION for Bean’s Fork, Bosworth, Edgewood-Union Grade and Yellow Creek Schools will be held Aug. 18 at the Middlesboro Community Center. Everyone is invited to attend — bring a covered dish. For more information, call 423-489-1697.

AUG. 18, SEPT. 15

Cruisin’ the Crater CAR SHOW at Middlesboro Mall will be held from 4 to 9 p.m. on the following Saturdays: Aug. 18, Sept. 15.

AUG. 20-24

The Harlan County BOOKMOBILE schedule for the week of Aug. 20 includes:

Monday — Comprehensive Care, Cranks, Cawood and Bob’s Creek.

Tuesday — Green Hills Senior Center, Green Hills Elementary School, Straight Creek and Bledsoe.

Wednesday — Pine Mountain, Pine Mountain Settlement School and Big Laurel.

Thursday — Brittains Creek, Dizney, Yocum Creek and Black Mountain Elementary School.

Friday — High Rise Apartments, Sunshine, Evarts Elementary School and Eastbrook Station Apartments.

AUG. 25

The John Morgan and Florence (Jones) Partin FAMILY REUNION will begin at 11 a.m. on Aug. 25 at the Williamsburg Tourism & Convention Center. Lunch will be served at 1 p.m. (bring a dish and drinks to share — plates, forks, spoons and napkins will be provided). An auction will also be held (donations are appreciated to help with reunion expenses). For more information, contact Vickie Lunsford at 606-523-1051 or Janice Sweet at 606-526-9556.

AUG. 27-30

The Harlan County BOOKMOBILE schedule for the week of Aug. 27 includes:

Monday — Three Point, Smith, Cawood Elementary School and Little Creek.

Tuesday — James A. Cawood Elementary School, Rio Vista/Loyall, Baxter/County Pike and Holy Trinity.

Wednesday — Pathfork and Sawbriar.

Thursday — Closplint, Holmes Mill, Louellen and the Hope Center.

Friday — No run.


The Isaiah Creech FAMILY REUNION will be held Sept. 2 at the lower shelter house at Kingdom Come State Park. All family members are encouraged to attend. Food will be served at 1 p.m. — you may bring a covered dish of any kind. For more information, contact Joyce Creech Shepherd at 606-589-6927.


The 2018 Lillian Faye Simpson-Southeast Scholarship GOLF CLASSIC will be held Sept. 8 at Sleepy Hollow Golf Course in Cumberland. A four-player scramble, the event has an entry fee of $300 per team, including green fees, use of cart, event T-shirt and lunch. Golfers may choose tee times at 8 a.m. or 1 p.m. Registration for each will be at 7:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Additionally, there will be a putting contest, longest drive contest and closest to pin contest. Space is limited to 18 teams — nine per flight — and slots will fill quickly. To register, contact Patty Sokolowski, 606-589-3164 or Patty.Sokolowski@kctcs.edu.

SEPT. 27

The Harlan County Democrat Executive Committee is sponsoring an old fashion POLITICAL RALLY from 5 to 8 p.m. on Sept. 27 at the Harlan Center. Candidates and supporters are invited to attend and speak if they wish. State and local elected officials are invited and everyone is welcome. Refreshments will be available. For more information, contact Karen Phillips at 606-909-3012 or Roger Noe at 606-573-0023.

OCT. 6

The annual Harlan HAUNT FEST will be held from 10 a.m. to midnight on Oct. 6 at the Harlan Center. For tickets or more information, visit www.harlanhauntfest.com.


Those who are mourning the death of a family member or friend are invited to attend the GRIEFSHARE video seminar at the New Beginning Baptist Church, located four miles west of Harrogate on TN 63. This non-denominational Christ-centered program features biblical teachings by nationally respected grief experts and others journeying through grief. Organizers provide you the opportunity to be around others who understand. GriefShare also offers valuable insights about building a new normal in life and renewing a new hope for the future. Meetings will be held on Wednesdays from, 6 to 7:30 pm, July 25 through Oct.17. For more information, contact Bob Jackson at 423-869-4422, Pastor Donnie Bannister at 423-526-4491 or visit www.griefshare.org.

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Narconon wants to education families on the new escalated risk Fentanyl has added to opiate abuse. Fentanyl has been found to be 50 to 100 times more potent than heroin and has a greatly increased change of overdose. You can learn more about the new dangers of opiate addition and the details of Fentanyl by visiting http://bit.ly/2oCmgAB Narconon can help you take steps to overcome addition in your family. Call 800-431-1754 for free screenings and referrals

ANN’S PANTRY, a mission of the Harlan United Methodist Church, is in need of non-perishable food items and monetary donations. To donate, contact the Stephen Riddle at 606-573-1464 or Wylene Miniard at 606-573-7731.

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 terry.burkhart@redcross.org.

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, Bell County Literacy Center at 606-248-2014, Pineville Learning Center at 606-337-3044 or Henderson Settlement at 606-337-7729 ext. 305.

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.

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.