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PMC honored for stroke care

PIKEVILLE — Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) has received the Get With The Guidelines® —Stroke Gold-Plus Quality Achievement Award for implementing specific quality improvement measures outlined by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association for the treatment of stroke patients. Get With The Guidelines® helps health care  teams more on this story...  


Cardiac rehab available for heart failure patients

PIKEVILLE — After nearly a decade of deliberation and numerous heart failure safety studies, Medicare officials decided to cover cardiac rehab for heart failure patients. Chronic heart failure has long been considered one of medicine’s most debilitating diseases, carrying a hefty financial burden. more on this story...  


PMC Birth Announcements

Mekka Reese Pence, daughter of Tasha Shell and Michael Pence, born March 7, weight: 6 lbs. 6 oz. Kinsley Elizabeth Duncan, daughter of Kristina Moore and Charles Duncan, born March 10, weight: 5 lbs. 10 oz. Rylan Kane Mitchell, son of Kaitlyn and more on this story...  


PMC expansion complete: May’s vision becomes reality

PIKEVILLE – On Thursday, April 10, 2014, Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) hosted a Grand Opening Ceremony for its new Clinic and parking garage.  “The Clinic and parking garage expansion is one of the most exciting projects we’ve taken on over the years,” said Walter E. more on this story...  


Project is eight weeks ahead of schedule

2010: Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) administrators initiate plans for the construction by purchasing properties at Harold’s Branch and Baird Ave. to provide additional parking and renovate other PMC services. Feb. 2010: PMC received a $44. 6 million Community Facility Direct Loan from the U. S. Department of more on this story...  


New technology found throughout the new Clinic

PIKEVILLE — PMC strives to provide state-of-equipment to patients, and there is no exception to that rule in the Clinic. One of the facility’s most unique features brings convenience and efficiency to the entire hospital. A pneumatic tube system, a multi-channeled tube delivery system, has more on this story...  


New facility is environmentally-friendly

PIKEVILLE — When construction for the Clinic and parking garage began in 2010, the hospital’s main entrance was moved to Harold’s Branch. This move allowed construction workers to build a new driveway, drill piers to support the foundation of the new building and drill wells more on this story...  


PMC HONORS VOLUNTEERS

PIKEVILLE –  Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) celebrated its volunteers during the 25th annual volunteer banquet on April 7 at the Landmark Inn Banquet Room in Pikeville. Dana King, Director of Guest Relations and emcee of the event, recognized the volunteers for all their hard work more on this story...  


PMC observes Occupational Therapy Month

PIKEVILLE — April is Occupational Therapy Month and Pikeville Medical Center recognizes the hospital’s 10 Occupational Therapists and two certified Occupational Therapy Assistants who care for patients in inpatient and outpatient settings, as well as home health. Offering services in 12 counties in Kentucky, Virginia and more on this story...  


  

PMC offers new radiation services

PIKEVILLE  — A new service is being performed in the radiation oncology department at Pikeville Medical Center (PMC).   Accelerated Partial Breast Irradiation (APBI) is a form of radiation treatment in which targeted radiation is used to kill leftover breast cancer cells after a lumpectomy or mastectomy has been performed.   more on this story...  


PMC hosts trauma symposium

Pikeville Medical Center hosted a trauma symposium Saturday, April 12 at the Coal Building at the University of  Pikeville. Mayo Clinic physician Dr. Allen W. Brown (pictured below, at right) presented on coordinated trauma system care. PMC Trauma Surgeons Dr. Aaron Brown (pictured below, from left) and more on this story...  


Alzheimer’s, dementia classes set

PIKEVILLE — The public is invited to attend  classes in Pikeville and Paintsville this month for the loved ones and caregivers of people with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. The Kentucky-Indiana Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association will host a “Planning for Long Term” care class more on this story...  


A building for the ages

PIKEVILLE —  Walter E. May, Pikeville Medical Center President and CEO, has successfully instilled the philosophy of “Dream big and big things happen” in the hospital’s leadership team, physicians and staff over the years. Most recently, his philosophy influenced the construction of a world-class Clinic more on this story...  


Improving efficiency, streamlining services

PIKEVILLE — The Clinic and the parking garage are interconnected, and these new structures are also connected to the hospital’s May Tower. This means that everything a patient needs is conveniently located and easily accessible. Parking Garage and Physician Offices more on this story...  


Clinic built with safety in mind

PIKEVILLE — Safety was a major concern during the planning, design and construction of the new clinic and parking garage. Several steps have been taken to protect visitors and patients. One of the most noticeable safety upgrades is found in the surgery more on this story...  


New facility is designed to impress

PIKEVILLE —  In planning to construct the Clinic and parking garage, PMC leaders paid great attention to details. All patient exam rooms are designed to scale from those at Mayo Clinic. All doors open automatically and waiting areas feature ample, comfortable seating more on this story...  


Public invited to attend PMC’s Holy Week Services

PIKEVILLE — Pikeville Medical Center invites everyone to attend the hospital’s Palm Sunday, Holy Week and Easter Sunrise services from Sunday, April 13 through Sunday, April 20. “Pikeville Medical Center has observed Holy Week and Easter as far back as I can remember,” said Jane more on this story...  


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Community News


Innovation office comes to Pike

PIKEVILLE – Gov. Steve Beshear announced a vital resource for entrepreneurs and small businesses in eastern Kentucky. The Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development is establishing a Kentucky Innovation Network office in Pikeville. The office, on the University of Pikeville campus, will provide much-needed assistance to startup more on this story...  


East Kentucky Racers formed: New group hosts races for new animal shelter

PRESTONSBURG — A new racing group recently formed in Floyd County and is planning three races for its 2014 season. Prestonsburg athlete and businessman Brent Graden teamed up with other local businesses to promote the East Kentucky Racers, an organization geared to build momentum with racing more on this story...  


Bright-eyed young boy seeking a loving home

Cole is a bright-eyed 10-year-old boy looking for his forever home. He is a very sweet child who has gone through more than most children his age. He loves being outside and “getting dirty. ” He really enjoys more on this story...  


Feeding the Flock: Pike author publishes devotional

PIKEVILLE — A Pike County woman poured her love for God onto paper and is sharing it for everyone to read. Cheryl Lynn Betz of Chloe Ridge in Pikeville, a former public school teacher, recently released “Lord, It’s time for Just You and Me: Book more on this story...  


TNA wrestling comes to Pikeville

PIKEVILLE — Tickets go on sale today, Friday, April 18, for an upcoming show with TNA Impact Wrestling at the Eastern Kentucky Expo Center in Pikeville. TNA Impact Wrestling’s 2014 World Tour, which will be held at 7:30 p. m. on May 30 at the more on this story...  


WDHR earns national honor

LAS VEGAS — A Pike County radio station earned a national honor this week. WDHR-FM, an affiliate of East Kentucky Broadcasting in Pikeville, earned the National Association of Broadcasters’ Crystal Radio Award. It was among 50 stations in America that were nominated for more on this story...  


Pikeville gets 'Roasted': Gourmet coffee shop to open on Hambley Blvd.

PIKEVILLE — James and Michelle Sword are Pikeville’s chief coffee connoisseurs. They’ll proudly hang that title when they open their Roasted Coffee and Café shop on Hambley Blvd. in Pikeville next month. “We want to bring big-town coffee into small-town Pikeville,” James more on this story...  


Pike student earns Eagle Scout

PIKEVILLE — A Pikeville High School student recently achieved the rank of Eagle Scout. Kyle Martin, the 16-year-old son of Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) family practice physician Dr. David Martin and PMC Inpatient Rehabilitation Hospital Physical Therapist/Therapy Supervisor Sabrina Martin, earned the rank on Jan. 14 more on this story...  


A place for hope, healing

Judi’s Place is a nonprofit child advocacy agency that helps children who have been sexually abused in Pike, Floyd, Johnson, Magoffin and Martin counties. Judi’s Place, named after former First Lady Judi Patton, provides support and services to these children and their non-offending family members, more on this story...  


BSCTC invites public to talent show

PRESTONSBURG — Big Sandy Community and Technical College will host its seventh-annual Big Sandy Stars Talent Showcase at 7 p. m. on Friday, April 11, in Gearheart Auditorium on its Prestonsburg campus.   The talent show will feature BSCTC faculty, staff and students. Seventeen more on this story...  


Smith, McClure are ‘Master Teachers’

PRESTONSBURG – Two Big Sandy Community and Technical College faculty members were selected to the Master Teacher Seminar program. Mathematics Professor Dwight P. Smith and Jimmy McClure, assistant professor of electronics technology, attended an intensive three-day seminar on March 26-28. The Master more on this story...  


  

Air Force vet to lead College of Optometry

PIKEVILLE — On behalf of the University of Pikeville Board of Trustees, President James Hurley announced the appointment of Andrew Buzzelli O. D. , M. S. , as the founding dean of the Kentucky College of Optometry. Buzzelli, who currently serves as dean and professor of the Rosenberg School of more on this story...  


There’s much to gain with whole grain

By KELLY SCOTT PHS Jr. Chef Cooking Team This month’s healthy eating tip and recipe focuses on eating whole grains. Eating at least the recommended amount of whole grains may help lower your risk for health conditions such as cancer, more on this story...  


‘Wrestling for Casey’ benefit set this weekend

SOUTH WILLIAMSON — The Tri-State Wrestling Alliance will host a “Wrestling for Casey” fundraiser on April 19 at 7:30 p. m. at the Williamson Field House in Williamson, W. Va. Ringside advanced ticket holders will enjoy a meet-and-greet from 6 p. m. to 7 p. m. The event will more on this story...  


Local group helps students with prom attire

PIKEVILLE — In its fourth year, the Donate a Dream project is well underway, with volunteers working to make prom a special event for all local students. The organization was founded in 2011 by Garnet “Suzie” Johnson, who wanted to give underprivileged students the same opportunity more on this story...  


Legislative session ends this week

FRANKFORT — The Kentucky General Assembly’s 2014 regular session ended this evening, capping off a session in which lawmakers approved the state’s next two-year budget and measures that will impact people throughout the state. Since the session’s start in early January, lawmakers have approved measures to more on this story...  


Appalachian Air to launch soon

PIKEVILLE — Officials who are working to secure commercial air service in Pikeville are hopeful that it will take off soon. Appalachian Air was scheduled to launch on April 14 at the Pike-ville-Pike County Airport, but “regulatory red tape” has caused a “temporary” delay, officials said.   more on this story...  


Forbes honors Community Trust: Bank among ‘50 Most Trustworthy’

Jean R. Hale, Chairman, President, and CEO of Community Trust Bancorp, Inc. , announced that Community Trust Bancorp, Inc. was recognized by Forbes magazine as one of “America’s 50 Most Trustworthy Financial Companies. ”  Community Trust was ranked first in the “Small Cap” category ($250 million to more on this story...  


‘Superheroes’ wanted this weekend: Annual run/walk raises funds for Judi’s Place

PIKEVILLE — Hundreds of people are expected to participate in the 7th Annual 5K Run/1 Mile Walk for Kids, which will be held in Pikeville this weekend. All proceeds will benefit Judi’s Place for Kids, a nonprofit child advocacy agency that helps children who have more on this story...  


KYCOM Cares: A call to service

PIKEVILLE. – On a mission to open their hearts and help, More than 125 medical students from the University of Pikeville-Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine (KYCOM) hosted a citywide community service day volunteering at 10 locations throughout Pikeville. Student and faculty volunteers from clubs in KYCOM’s more on this story...  


Dr. Herman honored: BSCTC professor to retire in May

PRESTONSBURG – Big Sandy Community & Technical College officials recently recognized a professor for his dedication to his profession. Dr. Doug Herman, professor of history at BSCTC, was recognized March 26, for his dedication to the college’s Read Across America program. “He more on this story...  


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Obituaries


Obituaries: Local publisher dies

WHITESBURG — Patricia Gish, who worked with her husband Tom Gish to publish The Mountain Eagle in Whitesburg for more than 50 years, died April 13 at her home. She was 87 years old. She worked at a Lexington newspaper before more on this story...  


  

Obituaries: Community mourns teen’s passing

BELFRY — A community is rallying behind the family of a Belfry High School sophomore who lost her battle with cancer this week. Casey “Lou” Michelle Maynard, 15, of South Williamson, died April 5. She was a sophomore at Belfry High School more on this story...  


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Sports


NEWSOME RETIRES: Long-time assistant coach Keathley takes over Cats

STANVILLE — There had been much speculation this past season that veteran Betsy Layne head basketball coach Junior Newsome would retire from the game. It became official late last week when school officials announced the veteran coach was stepping down. Long-time assistant Gary more on this story...  


High School Roundup: Seven-run inning carries Pikeville past Prestonsburg

PIKEVILLE — Pikeville pushed across seven runs in the bottom of the first inning and went on to end a five-game losing streak with an 8-3 win over Prestonsburg at Davis Park on April 14. Tanner Thompson had two hits, including a triple, and more on this story...  


Paintsville, Letcher Central, PCC post wins; Valley Kats, Mingo Central, Allen Central girls all fall

PAINTSVILLE —Paintsville pounded out 11 hits as the Tigers rolled to an 11-1 win over East Ridge at Charlie Adkins Field on April 12. Taylor Miller had two hits, including a triple, scored one run and batted in another as Tigers improved to 11-3. Ben Daniels more on this story...  


Bulldogs sweep UPIKE baseball

LEBANON, Tenn. — A pair of quick starts by Cumberland (Tenn. ) doomed the University of Pikeville baseball team on April 12 as it lost both games of a doubleheader, 6-1 and 18-3, at Woody Hunt Stadium. The Bulldogs put together three runs on four more on this story...  


Warriors hammer Hawks

BUCKLEY’S CREEK — East Ridge took advantage of wild pitching and timely hitting to roll past Pike County Central, 12-2, on April 8. The Warriors, now 4-8, scored nine times in the top of the first inning and cruised to the win. Winning more on this story...  


MAC hosts baseball legend

PRESTONSBURG — The Mountain Arts Center stage will be transformed into a “field of memories” for its “An Evening with Pete Rose. ” Rose, known for slamming 4,256 hits in his legendary baseball career, will share his two-man show “Pete Rose Live” with fans of all more on this story...  


Campbellsville sweeps UPIKE baseball; Women fall

PIKEVILLE — The University of Pikeville baseball team had a three-run comeback in the ninth inning of game one and built a 2-1 lead in the sixth inning of game two, but a pair of big hits and some errors allowed Campbellsville to claim both wins at Johnnie LeMaster more on this story...  


  

All 'A' Classic: Nunemaker’s late-inning run lifts Pikeville

PIKEVILLE — Pikeville is back on top of the 15th Region All “A” mountain. Savanna Nunemaker raced home on a pass ball with two outs in the bottom of the seventh inning to lift the Lady Panthers to a thrilling 5-4 win over Paintsville more on this story...  


Blackcats cough up lead, fall to Rebels

DRIFT — Allen Central rallied from an eight-run deficit to stun Prestonsburg, 10-9, at Turner Field on April 16. The Rebels, now 11-5, scored five times in the fifth and sixth innings in dropping the Blackcats to 7-7. Junior Handshoe was the winning more on this story...  


Pirates nip Hawks; Lady Warriors roll to diamond wins

GOODY — Belfry’s Nate Sanger delivered a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the seventh inning that scored Joey Duty with the game-winning run as the Pirates edged Pike County Central, 3-2, at Massey Field on April 10. Duty doubled to right to set up more on this story...  


AC, BL post ‘A’ victories; Lady Panthers top South Floyd

DRIFT —Allen Central pushed across 11 runs in the bottom of the first inning and the Rebels cruised to an 18-4 win over Phelps in the All “A” Classic at Drift Park on April 7. Kane Taylor drove in three runs while Trey Aldrich more on this story...  


Cats, Tigers cruise

INEZ — Betsy Layne built an early lead against Sheldon Clark and held off the Cardinals for a 9-6 win in the All “A” Classic played at Frank Horn Field on April 9. Dustin Rogers had two hits and knocked in three runs while more on this story...  


Cards outslug Blackcats; AC blanks PCC

STONECREST —Sheldon Clark and Prestonsburg combined for 28 runs and 31 hits in a game that wasn’t decided until the bottom of the seventh inning on April 5. The Cardinals (5-1) took a seven-run lead into the final at-bat but had to hang on to beat more on this story...  


Local gymnastics stars enjoy competing

For some gymnastics is viewed as an activity, while three young Tug Valley residents view it as a way of life. For McKenna Hatfield, Hannah Scales, and MicKah Steele gymnastics has become their entire life.   They all three love the hard more on this story...  


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Chaplains Corner


The piano lady

Holy Week is a very special time, and a time when we often reflect on our service for Christ. When I came to PMC in 2008, one of the first people I met was a tender saint affectionately known as “the piano lady. ”  Her real name more on this story...  


  

Loving our enemies

I hope you see the Bible come to life all around you, somewhere, somehow, every day.   Not too long ago, while sitting on my couch, our crippled Chihuahua, Tootsie, waddled to my feet and begged to be picked up. Now curled up beside me and more on this story...  


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