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PMC honors Environmental Services employees

The Environmental Services Department at Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) gathered to celebrate National Environmental Services Week held September 12 – 23. The week recognizes the hard work and dedication of the housekeeping staff. The department also recognized years of service. Angie Wright, department director, opened the more on this story...  


PMC, LLS bringing awareness to blood cancers

During Leukemia and Lymphoma Awareness Month, Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society raise public awareness about these types of cancers. The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS) was founded in 1949. It is the world’s largest voluntary health organization dedicated to funding blood more on this story...  


May honored by KYCOM: PMC President/CEO instrumental in early school development

PIKEVILLE — Walter E. May has been named this year’s John A. Strosnider, D. O. , Memorial Lecturer. May is the president and CEO of Pikeville Medical Center and was instrumental in the early development of the medical school. The award acknowledges May’s service to more on this story...  


Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month observed

September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month and Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) joins the American Cancer Society in raising awareness for one of the most deadly women’s cancers. The American Cancer Society (ACS) is committed to pursuing the answers that will save lives from ovarian cancer. In more on this story...  


The return of the backyard gardener

Neil Hunt, RTRCT, has been with Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) since 2002.   He began his career in diagnostic radiology and today he is the manager for the Diagnostic Center.   Hunt says his job at PMC is his first of three full time jobs. more on this story...  


  

Pain Management recognizes Registered Nurses

Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) recognizes the registered nursing (RN) staff of the Pain Management Clinic during Pain Management Awareness Month. The RN staff assists the physicians with preparation of office procedures.   Each nurse tries to answer any questions or concerns a patient may have. more on this story...  


PMC celebrates Inpatient Rehabilitation Week

Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) celebrates Inpatient Rehabilitation Week September 18-24. “Inpatient Rehabilitation Week is a chance to recognize our skilled, passionate rehab staff as well as our courageous, hard working patients,” said PMC Vice President of Rehabilitation Services Debbie Puckett. “Our team works, to improve the more on this story...  


PMC presenting sponsor for 2016 March for Babies

Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) is the presenting sponsor for the September 24 March of Dimes Central Appalachia March for Babies walk in Pike County.  “The walk allows people to support babies who don’t have the ability to stand up and ask for help themselves,” said PMC more on this story...  


PMC recognizes Pain Management Clinic triage staff members

Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) recognizes the triage staff of the Pain Management Clinic during Pain Management Awareness Month. The triage staff consists of medical assistants and LPN’s. “They have wonderful attitudes with our patients and make sure they feel at ease,” said Gina Bryant, PMC Pain more on this story...  


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Community News


KentuckyWired moving forward

FRANKFORT — U. S. Congressman Harold “Hal” Rogers called KentuckyWired the new interstate highway of the Commonwealth. “We are already getting a glimpse into the high-tech opportunities that will be available to eastern Kentucky and across the Commonwealth with access to high-speed, high-capacity broadband,” Congressman Rogers said more on this story...  


Interapt TechHire offers hope for eastern KY

PAINTSVILLE — The struggling coal industry in eastern Kentucky has forced many miners and others whose lives have depended on the industry to look other places for work. Big Sandy Community and Technical College (BSCTC) joined with members of the Paintsville/Johnson County Chamber of Commerce to more on this story...  


Big Ideas Fest discusses economic development

HAZARD — Hundreds of people spent the day discussing the future of Appalachia, focusing on education, workforce and economic development during Big Ideas Fest for Appalachia held at Hazard Community and Technical College on Sept. 16. Business, educational and community leaders spent the day exploring and more on this story...  


Hatfields, McCoys to hold special service

PIKEVILLE — A special Hatfield McCoy church service is planned at the McCoy Well, Sunday, Sept. 25. Led by Billy Hatfield, direct descendant of Anderson “Devil Anse” Hatfield, the service will begin at 10 a. m. , and will conclude with the unveiling of new signs to more on this story...  


Paint Pikeville Pink downtown on Oct. 1

PIKEVILLE — The city of Pikeville will be a sea of pink as people are gearing up for the sixth annual Paint Pikeville Pink 5K Run/Walk to be held in Pikeville. The annual race brings awareness to show support for those who are or have more on this story...  


Portrait of Chairman Hal Rogers now displayed

WASHINGTON, DC — A hand-painted portrait of U. S. Rep. Harold “Hal” Rogers was unveiled on Sept. 8 in honor of his six years of service as the 31st Chairman of the U. S. House Appropriations Committee. His portrait will be displayed on the walls of the historic U. S. House Appropriations more on this story...  


Fire safety school refreshes firefighting skills

PIKEVILLE — A record number of firefighters converged at Pike County Central High School this past weekend to take part in the 27th annual Pikeville/Pike County Fire School. The class was held for Area 11 state and fire rescue members and allowed all firefighters to become more on this story...  


  

Hack-A-Thon set for Oct. 6-8 in Somerset

SOMERSET — Shaping our Appalachian Region (SOAR) is focused on health challenges across Appalachia. SOAR is collaborating with Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), to find solutions to those challenges during the first-ever Hack-A-Thon in Kentucky on Oct. 6-8 at the Center for Rural more on this story...  


March for Babies walk set for Saturday

PIKEVILLE — The March of Dimes Central Appalachia March for Babies walk in Pikeville will be held on September 24 at the Pike County Central High School football field and track with registration beginning at noon and the walk beginning at 1 pm. more on this story...  


Help preserve historic chapel

JOHNS CREEK — The historic Snivley Chapel Preservation Committee is looking to raise $9,000 to complete roof repairs to the church during its 2017 campaign drive. “Without the roof repair, there could be possible damage to the inside,” Committee Member Sandy Penix said. “We have approximately more on this story...  


UPIKE welcomes Class of 2020

PIKEVILLE — The University of Pikeville-Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine (KYCOM) formally welcomed the Class of 2020 during a traditional White Coat Ceremony Sept. 10. First-year student Madeline Anderson, of Onalaska, Wisc. , was “coated” by second-year students Christopher Yun, of Elizabethtown, Ky. , and Daniel Sullivan, of more on this story...  


Pike County Tourism honored at state fair

PIKEVILLE  — Pike County Tourism in conjunction with Montgomery, Boyd and Floyd counties, recently made an impact at the Kentucky State Fair. State fairgrounds in Louisville attracts as many as 6,000 people yearly. The eastern Kentucky booth was the main attraction. It was one of more on this story...  


Ribbon cutting held for Pikeville Farmer’s Market

PIKEVILLE — State and local leaders returned to the new Pikeville Farmer’s Market Pavilion to officially open the site during a ribbon cutting ceremony on Sept. 13. “This was a joint effort to continue growth for farmer’s market,” Pikeville Farmer’s Market President J. R. Damron said. more on this story...  


Sundy best coming home to play MAC Sept. 17

PRESTONSBURG — Sundy Best will be returning to their hometown to play the Mountain Arts Center on Saturday Sept. 17. Tickets are $21. The eastern Kentucky duo of Nick Jamerson and Kristofer Bentley have amassed a huge following and have more on this story...  


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Obituaries


Obituaries

Gracie Rowe, 92, of Lookout, died Sept. 13. Funeral service Sept. 17 at Poorbottom Freewill Baptist Church. Burial, Johnson Memorial Park. Charles Justice, 75, of Beefhide, died Sept. 12. Funeral service Sept. 16 at Beefhide Missionary Alliance Church. Burial, Elkins Cemetery, Clintwood, VA. more on this story...  


  

Obituaries

Timothy Ryan Dotson, 18, of North Matewan, W. Va. , died Sept. 9. Funeral services Sept. 12, Mingo Central High School. Burial, Timothy Ryan Dotson Memorial Cemetery, North Matewan. Donald Ray Hensley, 50, of Matewan, W. Va. , died Sept. 9. At his request, he has been cremated. more on this story...  


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Sports


Allen Central wins ‘Battle of Beaver Creek’

HI HAT — Allen Central dominated from start to finish against South Floyd as the Rebels cruised to a 50-0 victory over the Raiders in the final “Battle of Beaver Creek” played at Raider Stadium on Sept. 16. The Rebels, now 4-0, won for the third more on this story...  


Friday Night Lights

Here is a look at this week’s high school football matchups: Belfry (4-0) at Knoxville Catholic, TN (5-0) Date: Sept. 23 Site: Catholic Stadium Kickoff: 7:30 p. m. more on this story...  


Hurley runs wild in win over Cats; South Floyd, Betsy Layne beaten

ROBINSON CREEK — Hurley running back Brady Justice carried 12 times for 255 yards and four touchdowns to lead the Rebels to a 56-35 win over Shelby Valley in a game played at Teco Field on Sept. 9. Teammate Devin Tester added 174 yards and a more on this story...  


High School Soccer Roundup

GOODY – Belfry built a two-run goal lead at the break and the Pirates went on to beat Hazard, 5-1, in a match played at Massey Energy Soccer Complex on Sept. 13. Noah McNamee scored the Pirates, now 6-4-1, first two goals and Wilson Harris added more on this story...  


Pikeville trounces Fairview

WESTWOOD — Pikeville’s football team went to Fairview with a chip on its shoulder following a home loss to unbeaten Paintsville. Quarterback Wyatt Battaile completed nine of 10 passes for 267 yards and five touchdowns to lead the Panthers to a 61-12 win over the Eagles more on this story...  


  

Pirates roll in battle of state champs

PIKEVILLE — Belfry won the battle of defending state champions as running back Cameron Catron rushed five times for 211 yards and two touchdowns as the Pirates rolled to a 55-13 win over the Panthers in a game played at Hillard Howard Field on Sept. 16. more on this story...  


Rebels rough up Cavaliers

EASTERN — Allen Central scored on a punt return, kickoff and two interceptions en route to a 52-8 win over Jenkins in a game played at Don Daniels Field on Sept. 9. Running back Cameron Evans had three carries for 90 yards as the Rebels moved more on this story...  


Friday Night Lights

Here is a look at this weekend’s high school football matchups: Pikeville (3-1) vs. Belfry (3-0) Date: Sept. 16 Site: Hillard Howard Field Kickoff: 7:30 p. m. Radio: more on this story...  


High School Volleyball Roundup

EASTERN – Allen Central dominated its match from start to finish as the Lady Rebels cruised past Phelps, 2-0, in a match played at J. E. Campbell Arena on Sept. 13. Julia Flanery had seven kills and two digs in the 25-7 and 25-15 match in. Karlee more on this story...  


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Chaplains Corner


God of Creation

While traveling to Pigeon Forge, Tennessee to attend the Shades of the Past car show, I had the pleasure of  enjoying  God’s creation along the way.   I noticed the trees were beginning to turn, reminding me of  the fall season.   Fall is such a beautiful more on this story...

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