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PMC to host Holy Week, Easter services

PIKEVILLE — Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) invites everyone to attend the hospital’s Palm Sunday, Holy Week and Easter Sunrise services, from Sunday, March 29 through Sunday, April 5. “Pikeville Medical Center has observed Holy Week and Easter for as far back as I can remember,” more on this story...  


March 30 marks National Doctors’ Day

PIKEVILLE — On Sunday, March 30, Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) will celebrate National Doctors’ Day. Doctors’ Day was first conceived by Eudora Brown Almond, wife of Dr. Charles B. Almond, on March 30, 1933 in Winder, Ga. March 30 was chosen specifically more on this story...  


Care after traumatic brain injury

PIKEVILLE — Many people do not understand the emotional aftermath that can occur in patients who’ve experienced a traumatic brain injury (TBI). The short and long term emotional side effects of TBI vary depending on the person and the severity of the injury. Some of these more on this story...  


PMC observes Diabetes Alert Day

PIKEVILLE — Nearly 30 million children and adults in the United States have diabetes, and more than eight million don’t know they have the serious disease. An estimated 86 million Americans have pre-diabetes, which means their blood glucose (sugar) is higher than normal more on this story...  


PMC celebrates National Health Care HR Week

PIKEVILLE — This week Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) celebrates National Health Care Human Resources (HR) Week. PMC’s HR department is comprised of 10 employees who meet the hospital’s personnel needs. Some of HR’s  responsibilities include: benefit administration, employee relations, medical leave, HR-related policies and procedures, more on this story...  


  

Hospital recognizes GI Nurses

PIKEVILLE — Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) recognizes National Gastrointestinal (GI) Nurses Week, March 23-29.   PMC’s GI nurses, also known as endoscopy nurses, work in the operating room with patients who need to undergo surgery for problems with their digestive system or GI tract.   more on this story...  


Cancer patient seeks votes to walk in Kentucky Oaks parade

ASHCAMP — Eastern Kentucky residents are rallying behind a cancer patient who wants to participate in the Kentucky Oaks parade at the Kentucky Derby. Ashcamp resident Paula McCarty is among hundreds of cancer survivors in Kentucky who are seeking to fill 141 spots in the Kentucky more on this story...  


WOUND CARE TOP PERFORMER

PIKEVILLE — The Pikeville Medical Wound Care Center was recognized as one of the top performers for the 2014 Diabetes Campaign by Healogics Inc. Healogics’ Diabetes Campaign encouraged Wound Care Centers to utilize community outreach to educate health care providers about chronic wounds caused by more on this story...  


Motorcycle mishaps, falls most common causes of brain injury

PIKEVILLE — Prevention is known as the only cure for Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). TBI is defined as an injury to the brain/skull caused by an external force, such as a strike or impact. Motor vehicle accidents and falls are the more on this story...  


It’s Endometriosis Awareness Month

PIKEVILLE — Recognizing March as national Endometriosis Awareness Month, Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) encourages the public to learn more about this disorder. PMC provides comprehensive services for women with a team of five Obstetricians/Gynecologists — Dr. Aaron Crum, Dr. Rebecca Hobbs, Dr. Angela Maggard, Dr. more on this story...  


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Our Employees Make The Difference


Nina Reynolds: Director, Infection Control

Nina Reynolds has played an active role at Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) since 1981.   She began her career as a medical technologist in the Laboratory. For 20 years she served as the Supervisor of Microbiology and for more than two years she has been the Director of Infection Control. more on this story...  


DeDe Nolte: Clinical Specialist, Respiratory Therapy

This year, Pike County resident Dedra “DeDe” Nolte will celebrate her 21st year as a Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) employee. She was hired in 1994 to work as a respiratory therapist and continued that service for 18 years, working on patient floors, and later in the more on this story...  


  

Alan Derossett: Registered Nurse, Cath Lab

Alan Derossett spent the last 18 years learning and growing with Pikeville Medical Center (PMC), and he hopes to continue doing so for years to come. He started working at PMC in 1997 after seeing that PMC had a tremendous potential for growth. more on this story...  


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Community News


April Proclaimed ‘Child Abuse Prevention Month’

PIKEVILLE — Pike County Judge-Executive William M. Deskins recently signed a proclamation naming April as Child Abuse Prevention Month in Pike County. The Annual Child Abuse Prevention Kickoff will be held on April 1 at noon in the Pikeville City Park with refreshments to follow more on this story...  


dressbarn opens at Pikeville Commons

PIKEVILLE — Just in time for spring, dressbarn announces the grand opening of its newest location in Pikeville. The new retail store opened recently in Pikeville Commons, bringing new spring styles, exclusive designer collaborations and smart style solutions to shoppers. dressbarn’s more on this story...  


She found her words in Floyd County

Leatha Kendrick has written poetry her entire life, but claims she “came to writing late. ” The Illinois native actually grew up in Franklin, Kentucky, but it wasn’t until she was married and living in Floyd County in 1986 that she started writing seriously. more on this story...  


She’s an advocate for people with special needs

Carolyn Ford has devoted decades of her life to help people with special needs. Her effort began nearly 48 years ago when her son William Winston (Winn) Ford III was born with autism. Ford, 78, still cares for him at their home more on this story...  


Louisa student moves ahead

An eastern Kentucky teenager moved ahead in a national competition that could land her a career as a country music singer. Louisa resident Kelsie May, the 16-year-old daughter of Roy and Elva May, qualified to compete in the NBC talent show “The Voice” on March 2 more on this story...  


Who was Betsy Layne? Lexington woman on mission to uncover Floyd County’s past

JUSTELL — People who travel from Floyd County and other northern areas of eastern Kentucky to Pike County must drive through Betsy Layne, a small unincorporated town located just off U. S. 23 near Harold. For those who think the town’s name sounds a little feminine — more on this story...  


Wesley Christian student wins Big Sandy Idol

PRESTONSBURG – When Maranda Finney heard her name announced as the winner of the Big Sandy Idol Regional Competition, it took a second to sink in. Finney, 16, a junior at Wesley Christian School, flawlessly performed “Hurt” by Christina Aguilera in front of a sold-out more on this story...  


This volunteer has the heart of a true servant

She’s 89 years old, but Pikeville resident Jeanette Elder doesn’t let age slow her down. After graduating in 1960 from Pikeville College (University of Pikeville), Elder earned a degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Kentucky, where she met her husband, Ed, the former owner more on this story...  


Want to learn more about Alzheimers?

PIKEVILLE — The Alzheimer’s Association announced last week that it will host a free workshop for local residents who are interested in learning more about the disease and related illnesses. Alzheimer’s Association officials will host “The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease” from 1:30 p. m. more on this story...  


Sport Boat and RV Show this weekend at Expo

PIKEVILLE — The Sixth Annual Eastern Kentucky Sport Boat & RV Show, begins today, March 20, and ends Sunday, March 22. The show will feature the latest boating, fishing, hunting, camping or RV products from 4 p. m. to 9 p. m. on March 20, more on this story...  


  

Christ Central student qualifies to compete nationally…again

LOUISVILLE — For the sixth year, an eastern Kentucky student has taken the crown at the Kentucky Derby Festival Spelling Bee. The event, hosted by the Ford Motor Company, was held March 21 in Louisville. The 13-year-old Christ Central School student Paul more on this story...  


Hatfield-McCoy Feud gets New York debut

PIKEVILLE — The Hatfields and McCoys arrived in New York’s Times Square this week. Pike County Tourism Convention and Visitor’s Bureau secured an advertisement spot on the famous New York strip, which will be visible to millions of people visiting the street and or viewing the more on this story...  


She works tirelessly to help people in need

Jean Rosenberg is a determined, widely-respected community advocate who has worked tirelessly to change not only eastern Kentucky, but also the circumstances that surround the lives of people all over the country. Born in Philadelphia in 1943, she started working as a research analyst for the more on this story...  


Soldier honored nearly 115 years after death

By CHRIS COLEMAN Pike County Heritage Commission PHELPS — A soldier in Col. John Dils, Jr’s, 39th Kentucky, was honored this week in Pike County with the placement of an official U. S. government headstone. Hiram Mahlon Daugherty was born July 17, more on this story...  


Local events raise funds, awareness for cerebral palsy

PIKEVILLE — Two local events will raise awareness about cerebral palsy and funds for organizations working to assist people who have it. In Pike County, Virgie resident Bobbi Jo Childers is hosting her second Cerebral Palsy Awareness Walk/5K on March 21 at Bob Amos Park. Registration more on this story...  


March is Sexual Assault Awareness Month

PIKEVILLE — Pike County Judge-Executive William Deskins signed a proclamation recognizing March as Sexual Assault Awareness Month on March 19. The proclamation came with support of the Pike County Advocacy and Support Program and The Healing Program, a Mountain Comprehensive Care Center service that offers support more on this story...  


She’s an eastern Kentucky advocate

Pikeville resident Leslie Combs dedicated her life to public service. She started her first term as state representative in 2007 and currently represents residents of Letcher County and residents in part of Pike County in the Kentucky General Assembly. She serves on more on this story...  


She volunteers to help children and families

Floyd County residents Sam and Tina Hughes will tell you that losing a child — their only child — has been one of the most challenging journeys of their lives. What they won’t tell you is that the death of their seven-year-old son, Jordan, has left more on this story...  


SOAR funding bill advances: Several bills in Beshear’s hands

The 2015 General Assembly is winding down and a bill that would provide funding to Shaping Our Appalachian Region is in the hands of the governor. Voting 99-0 on March 11, the Senate gave final passage to SB 168 to create the Kentucky Appalachian Regional Development more on this story...  


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Obituaries


Obituaries

David Bruce Pauley, 59, of Forest Hills, died March 12. Funeral: March 21 at First Baptist Church, Forest Hills. Burial: Pauley-Varney Cemetery, Forest Hills William Floyd Goodman, 68, of Aflex, died March 24. Funeral: March 27 at noon. Burial: Smith Cemetery, Sidney more on this story...  

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Sports


Panthers rally past Cards; AC, LCC fall

PIKEVILLE — Pikeville’s Cade Byers delivered an RBI single with two outs to cap a two-run, seventh inning to lift the Panthers to a 4-3 win over Sheldon Clark in a game played at Davis Park on March 24. The Panthers, now 8-2, had taken a more on this story...  


Bears bounced in Elite Eight

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The University of Pikeville Bears had their eyes on the big prize at Municipal Auditorium, searching for the school’s second national championship. Talladega (Ala. ) ended the Bears’ expectations with a heartbreaking 64-62 win over the Bears in the Elite Eight matchup played more on this story...  


Williamstown rallies past Tug Valley

CHARLESTON, W. Va. —This loss is going to sting for a long, long time. Tug Valley was bounced from the Class A boys’ state basketball tournament as Williamstown rallied from 15 points down in the final eight minutes to stun the Panthers, 46-42, in the more on this story...  


Letcher belts Breathitt Co.

ERMINE — Letcher Central’s Zane Blair drove in four runs to lead the Cougars to a 13-3 win over Breathitt County in a mercy-rule game played on March 18. Blair doubled and scored twice as the Cougars moved to 2-0. Breathitt County dropped to 0-2. more on this story...  


Pikeville falls in opener; Pike Central tops Betsy Layne

LOUISA — Lawrence County pushed across six runs in the bottom of the first inning and held off Pikeville for a 7-5 win in the season opener for both teams played on March 16. Alexis Stanley and Emily Hughes had a pair of hits more on this story...  


Bears rally past Asbury University

PIKEVILLE — The University of Pikeville Bears erupted for five runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to take the lead away from Asbury University en route to a come-from-behind 7-3 win in a game played at Johnny LeMaster Field on March 17. Logan Sales more on this story...  


  

East Ridge rallies past Pike Central: Pikeville knocks off Johnson Central, 4-1

LICK CREEK — East Ridge rallied to score four times in the bottom of the fifth inning and held on 4to beat Pike County Central, 7-5, in a game played at the Reservation on March 24. Allie Slone singled, scored and drove in a pair of more on this story...  


Bears sweep Shawnee State

PORTSMOUTH, Ohio — The University of Pikeville completed a doubleheader sweep of Shawnee State University with a 2-1 win in game two played at SSU Field on March 24. The Bears, now 9-7, took the opener 1-0. UPIKE hurlers Sydney Morris and Hawley more on this story...  


UPIKE rally falls short, 80-71

INDEPENDENCE, Mo. — After trailing by as many as 19 points in the second half, sixth-seeded University of Pikeville was within four of No. 3-seed Langston (Okla. ) with under two minutes to play, but the comeback came up short in the end for an 80-71 loss in more on this story...  


Rebels rough up Pirates

GOODY — Allen Central erupted for six innings in the top of the first inning and went on to hammer Belfry, 13-5, in the season opener for both teams played at Massey Energy Field on March 16. Steven Howard had three hits, scored twice and batted more on this story...  


Panthers fall in season opener

PIKEVILLE — Paintsville’s Luke Daniels drove home two runs with a base hit in the top of the eighth inning and the Tigers held off Pikeville for an 8-7 win in the season opener for both teams played at Davis Park on March 12. With the more on this story...  


Women run win streak to six games

PIKEVILLE — Six straight wins and counting. The University of Pikeville Bears took a doubleheader from Union College at Paul Butcher Field, winning 10-2 and 7-4 in games played on March 17. Third baseman Breana Pineda blasted her third home run of the more on this story...  


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Chaplains Corner


Most Precious Gift

What do dying people want? This is the title of a book on my shelf and a unique and helpful resource. Before I explore any further with you about this topic, I want you to understand who the audience is that more on this story...  


  

Live Wisely

Prayer, at its root,  is not a way of keeping God informed about our life situation.   He already knows everything there is to know about it. Prayer,  at its root,  is not a method of telling God what we, in our finite wisdom, think we need. more on this story...  


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