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Reclaim Your Life: A race for everyone

Race time at Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) is almost here.   The highly-anticipated PMC Reclaim Your Life 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk takes place Saturday, April 30 at 9:00 am on Main Street with registration beginning at 7:30 am.   Race participants who pre-registered can pick more on this story...  


PMC Sleep Center in Pikeville moves to new, improved location

The Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) Sleep Center has moved to the Landmark Inn located at 190 South Mayo Trail in Pikeville. The Center began testing patients on Monday evening, April 25. Prior to relocating, the PMC Sleep Center was located in the Elliott more on this story...  


Laid-off miner advances at PMC

Ronnie Dotson, a coal miner of six years, lost his job during one of the many mining industry layoffs over the past few years. Ronnie and his wife Gina, an elementary school teacher, had a big decision to make. “I was laid off from the mines,” more on this story...  


  

Turning down ringing in the ears

One in five people experience a perception of noise or ringing in the ears when no external noise is present. This problem, known as tinnitus, is typically not serious and is often a symptom of an underlying condition such as age-related hearing loss, ear injury or a circulatory system more on this story...  


PMC honors volunteers: Awards presented during 27th annual banquet

Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) celebrated its volunteers during the 27th annual volunteer banquet on April 14 at the Landmark Inn in Pikeville. Dana Bishop, director of guest relations and emcee of the event, recognized hospital volunteers for their hard work throughout the year. more on this story...  


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Community News


BREAKING GROUND IN ELKHORN

ELKHORN CITY —Elkhorn City’s economic development took a giant step forward this week with the announcement of funding for a new $3. 375 million wastewater treatment plant project. Mayor Mike Taylor said the city hopes to have the facility, which will be located on the existing plant more on this story...  


Former POW Lynch coming to Pike County

PIKEVILLE — Former Private First Class and former Prisoner of War (POW) Jessica Lynch will be making to visits to Pike County on May 7-8. Lynch will be speaking at 7 p. m. on Saturday, May 7, in the Booth Auditorium on the University of Pikeville campus. more on this story...  


UPIKE hosts weekend of discovery with biblical archaeologist

PIKEVILLE — Join the University of Pikeville Alumni Association on April 29-30, at 7 p. m. to hear renowned biblical archaeologist Bryant Wood, Ph. D. , discuss archaeological mysteries from the Old Testament. Wood is known for his reevaluation of the excavation of Jericho and his work at more on this story...  


Teachers awarded vision grants

PIKEVILLE — Teachers in six eastern Kentucky schools are the recipients of a 2016 Teacher Vision Grant from Kentucky Power. The program rewards teachers with mini-grants up to $500 to incorporate original and innovative programs and lessons into their classrooms. “These grants are designed to reward more on this story...  


Students visit UPIKE art studios

PIKEVILLE — Students from Pikeville Independent Schools recently visited the University of Pikeville’s art department and participated in workshops. Elementary students worked with fingerprint prints, mono prints, fruit and vegetable prints and made marbled paper. Junior high and high school students more on this story...  


National Day of Prayer set for May 5; event set for Pike City Park

PIKEVILLE — The 65th annual National Day of Prayer will be on Thursday, May 5, 2016. The theme is “Wake Up, America” and the key verse is from Isa. 58:1: “Shout it aloud, do not hold back.   Raise your voice like a trumpet. . . ” more on this story...  


  

Collaborative practice enriches health care curriculum

PIKEVILLE– More than 250 students and 33 facilitators from health care fields came together on the University of Pikeville campus with a common goal: to increase communication among health care professionals. The inter-professional education (IPE) event was designed for students, educators and professionals to work together to provide quality more on this story...  


Super Heroes

There is currently a comic-book craze emphasizing fictitious super heroes battling the forces of evil with their own respective ‘super powers. ’  It seems as though there is a thirst for good conquering evil in the perilous times in which we live.   These are nice fantasies, but what about true more on this story...  


Pikeville Food City now offering GoCart shopping service

PIKEVILLE — Food City on Cassady Blvd. is going above and beyond to help ease the burden of grocery shopping. Store Manager Tim Collins  announced GoCart shopping service for shoppers at the Pikeville store location. “Time is everything,” Collins said. “This is a more on this story...  


Twin Branch ribbon cutting set for Saturday

WILLIAMSON —Members of the public will get a long-awaited sneak peek at the Twin Branch Motorsports Complex drag strip this Saturday, April 23, at the facility. The public is invited to attend a ribbon cutting ceremony at the dragstrip at 1 p. m. The ceremony more on this story...  


BSCTC, SOAR present at AACC conference

CHICAGO, Ill. — Representatives from Big Sandy Community and Technical College (BSCTC) and Shaping Our Appalachian Region (SOAR) gave a presentation entitled “There’s a Future in Fiber: Building a network of human capital and collaboration to transform Eastern Kentucky” at the 96th Annual American Association of Community Colleges convention more on this story...  


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Obituaries


Obituaries

Violet Estellene Mullins, 93, of Pikeville died Apr. 16. Funeral service Apr. 19. Burial. Annie E. Young Cemetery, Pikeville. Larry Stevens, 72, of Pikeville died Apr. 24. Memorial service Apr. 26 at Jubilee Christian Assembly Church. Betty Jo “ more on this story...  


  

Obituaries

Lester Blair, 77, of Jonancy, died Apr. 11. Funeral service Apr. 16. Burial, Tucker Cemetery, Elswick Branch. Jonas Newsome, 58, of Caney, died Apr. 12. Funeral service Apr. 16 at Caney Creek Old Regular Baptist Church. Burial, Newsome Branch Cemetery, Penny Road. more on this story...  


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Sports


Justice, Orem new faces at Pikeville

NEW BOYS COACH: Former June Buchanan boys’ head basketball coach Elisha Justice was named new head coach at Pikeville during a press conference held at the school on April 26. He was named Mr. Basketball in 2010 while playing at Shelby Valley. The Wildcats won the Sweet 16 that more on this story...  


High School Baseball Roundup: Panthers, Pirates fall to GW; JC rolls

GOODY — George Washington (W. Va. ) kept Pikeville bats silent for much of the game as the Patriots defeated the Panthers, 9-4, in the Jim Vaughn Smith Invitational played at Massey Energy Field on April 23. Tanner Thompson singled, scored and drove in one run more on this story...  


UPIKE’s Athletic Hall of Fame to Grow by Five Members Sunday

PIKEVILLE – The University of Pikeville Athletic Hall of Fame is set to grow by five members on Sunday as the 2016 class will be inducted at 4 p. m. ET on Sunday as part of this year’s Athletics Awards Banquet at the UPIKE Gym. This year’s more on this story...  


Spring’s Sentinel

In the winter months I can see a solitary pine tree at the end of the ridge behind my house. This tree really stands out in the first rays of sunrise and the last rays of sunset. This evergreen tree is a reminder that winter will soon pass. more on this story...  


High School Baseball/Softball roundup: Valley roughs up East Ridge; JC rolls

LICK CREEK — Shelby Valley erupted for seven runs in the top of the first inning and cruised to a 13-2 win over East Ridge in a game played at the Reservation on April 14. Winning pitcher Jacob Beverly had two hits, including a triple, scored more on this story...  


  

PHOTO xxx High School Baseball/Softball Roundup: Pikeville, Shelby Valley roll to big wins on diamond

ALLEN  — Pikeville High winning pitcher Tanner Thompson was big at the plate in leading the Panthers to a 17-3 win over Betsy Layne in a game played at Stumbo Park on April 26. Thompson had two hits, including a triple, scored three times and more on this story...  


UPIKE baseball roundup

PIKEVILLE – University of Pikeville took game one against Cumberlands, 11-1, to earn a doubleheader split played at Johnnie LeMaster Field on April 24. UPIKE dropped the nightcap, 7-2, and finished up 24-21 and earned the No. 3 seed in the Mid-South Conference post-season more on this story...  


High School Softball Roundup

ERMINE – Letcher Central fell behind early to Clay County and the Cougars fell, 17-4, in the third annual Wizard of Ozz Tournament played at Cougar Field on April 23. Emily Johnson drove in four runs for the Cougars, now 10-6. Alyssa Franklin was the losing more on this story...  


Medical leader’s all-area basketball teams

PIKEVILLE — Shelby Valley’s Hunter Swindall and Jenkins’ Whitney Creech have been named the Medical Leader’s Players of the Year in boys and girls basketball for 2015-16. Swindall averaged 26. 8 points per game for the Wildcats who finished 17-12 while Creech averaged 50. 3 ppg. , in leading more on this story...  


McNamee leaving UPIKE for Albany, NY

PIKEVILLE — Joanna McNamee, who led the University of Pikeville women’s basketball program to new heights in just three seasons, accepted the head coach position at Albany, an NCAA Div. I program located in Albany, N. Y. , on Friday. “While we hate to see Joanna go, we more on this story...  


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