To place an event in the “What’s Goin’ On” section, email:; fax: 606-573-0042; 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 For more details, call 606-909-4145.

APRIL 26-28

The Harlan County BOOKMOBILE schedule for the week of April 24 includes:

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

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

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


The Grandparent as Parents Resources EXPO will begin at 11 a.m. on April 26 at the Harlan Depot. The event is for grandparents of Harlan County that are raising their grandchildren. There will be booths with free information and resources. Many organizations are scheduled to attend. The guest speaker will be Melinda Holbrook from Intrust Healthcare Counseling Services. For more information, contact any of the Harlan County FRYSCs.


The Harlan County Extension Service will offer a free Homemakers’ LEADER LESSON on “Salsa, Dips and Dressings” at 10 a.m. on April 27 at the Extension Depot (110 River Street in Harlan). Clare Kincaid, Jackson County FCS agent will be the instructor. The class is open to everyone, but registration is requested. To register or for more information, call 606-573-4464.

The Harlan County Cooperative Extension Service is offering an ORGANIC GARDENING workshop at 6 p.m. on April 27 at the Harlan County Extension Depot. This workshop will offer basics in organic gardening such as planning and pest control. For more information, call at 606-573-4464.


The Kentucky Blood Center will host a BLOOD DRIVE from 1:30-6 p.m. on April 28 at the Harlan Center in the meeting rooms. The center is celebrating springtime with a special Win, Place and Show You Care T-shirt for blood donors. No appointments are necessary. For more information, visit or call 800-775-2522.

Harlan Christian Church will sponsor their 14th annual MEN’S FISH FRY at 6 p.m. on April 28. The speaker will be John Russell. Special music will be provided by Ron Dale Shackleford and the men from Greater Mt. Sinai Church. There is no cost and all men are invited.

APRIL 28-30

The 21st Golden FAMILY REUNION will be held April 28-30 in Williamsburg. For more information, contact Carol Golden at 865-376-7141 or


The Cloverfork NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH will meet at 6 p.m. on May 1 at Evarts Methodist Church (in the basement). The guest speaker will be Harlan EMS supervisor. For more information, contact David Cooper at 606-837-2363, Rev. Mike Pitzer at 606-837-3288 or Preston McLain at 606-837-3546.


The third annual Christ’s Hands DERBY DASH, a two-mile race, will be held on May 6 — begin and finish at the Harlan Center. Registration begins at 8 a.m. and the race at 9 a.m. Prizes will be awarded for the four age groups. Win, place and show awards for the 1.1/4-mile Derby mark will also be presented. The first 50 participants that pre-register will receive a complimentary T-shirt. At the end of the race a prize package will be awarded. For 5 cans of food or $5 one name will be entered to win — there is no limit to the number of times you can enter. Prize package includes two passes to ride Black Mountain Thunder Zipline, one month membership to Core Fitness, one month unlimited tanning at Core Fitness, $25 Sazon Mexican Restaurant gift card and $10 Living Stone gift card. Registration forms can be found at Christ’s Hands, Core Fitness, Judge-Executive Dan Mosley’s office, the Harlan Center, Odie’s Gym and online at

There will be a Veteran Suicide Awareness/Prevention RIDE on May 6 — kickstands up at Wildcat Harley Davidson — at 9 a.m. with pickups for those who wish to join along the route. For more information or to help with the event, contact Bob Ellison at 606-862-0032.

MAY 10

Large FREE FOOD BOXES will be given away from 9:30-11:30 a.m. on May 10 at Shepherd’s Pantry, located at 111 Union Street in Clutts (Union Hall). You must be present and bring your utility bill (any utility) showing your 911 address. Federal guidelines are posted on the door. Enter off Golf Course Boulevard. Areas served: Putney to Partridge and the Virginia line to Pine…