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PMC News


National recognition: Dr. Ahmed elected as fellow of AHA

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — On February 10, Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) Neurologist and Stroke Center Medical Director Dr. Naveed Ahmed was elected as a fellow of the American Heart Association (AHA) and American Stroke Association (ASA) Stroke Council. “I am extremely humbled to be recognized by more on this story...  


PMC puts patients first during winter storm

PIKEVILLE — It has been many years since eastern Kentucky has seen a winter storm like Octavia that hit the area on February 16.   Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) kept its doors open. In preparation for the storm, PMC officials  made sure the more on this story...  


  

Know Risks for heart disease

PIKEVILLE — During National Heart Health Awareness Month, Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) encourages everyone to understand the risk factors that lead to coronary heart disease and heart attack. People are born with certain risk factors that cannot be changed such as heredity (including race) and male more on this story...  


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Our Employees Make The Difference


Greta Spears: Radiologic Technologist, Radiology

Greta Spears joined Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) on March 15, 1999 as a Radiologic Technologist. “I chose to become a radiologic technologist while I was in college, after shadowing my cousin who worked as an ultrasound technician at PMC,” said Spears. “Initially, I was going more on this story...  


Chris Tackett: Surgical Technician, Operating Room

Pike County resident Chris Tackett has dedicated a quarter of a century to Pikeville Medical Center (PMC). In July, he will celebrate his 26th year as a PMC employee. He applied for a part-time job at PMC when he was attending college back more on this story...  


  

Charlotte Baker: Registered Nurse, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

Knott County resident Charlotte Baker drives more than 100 miles a day to and from work, and she doesn’t mind a bit. “I have done it for years because I’m satisfied with where I work,” she said. She worked at Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) in the more on this story...  


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Community News


Locals invited to help uncover Biblical treasures: Israeli archaeologist to visit Pikeville in spring

PIKEVILLE — Members of several eastern Kentucky churches experienced a group tour of Israel last year. They spent 12 days in Israel and three days in Jordan, exploring areas of the Middle East that are depicted in the Bible. As part of that trip, they participated more on this story...  


Two new stores open at Pikeville Commons: Ulta now open; Petco hosts ‘soft opening’ March 2

PIKEVILLE — One nationally-known store opened recently at Pikeville Commons, and another is planning a grand opening weekend next weekend. Ulta, a national cosmetics and beauty business, held its “soft opening” on Feb. 13 and its grand opening on Feb. 20. Inclement weather more on this story...  


Legislators work to move east Kentucky forward

FRANKFORT — Despite severe winter weather that prompted closures of the House and Senate in the General Assembly this month, legislators managed to work their way through a mound of legislative matters. One of the most prominent measures that moved in the legislative process was more on this story...  


Wanted: Zip line employees

PIKEVILLE — The city of Pikeville is seeking a full time manager and seasonal general laborer for the zip line that will open later this year at Bob Amos Park. The project will bring eight cable zip lines, platforms and a swinging bridge more on this story...  


Improper use of generators, heaters can be dangerous

FRANKFORT —The Kentucky Public Service Commission (PSC) urges residents who lose power to exercise caution when using portable generators or clearing storm debris. Together, the snow and extreme cold may lead to power outages as limbs or trees fall onto electric lines. The more on this story...  


JWT seeks actors, actresses for upcoming plays

PIKEVILLE — Jenny Wiley Theatre is seeking actors and actresses for several upcoming plays. The theatre issued a casting call last week for performers who will accept roles in “25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,” “Shrek—the Musical” and “Little Shop of Horrors. ” These more on this story...  


THE GOVERNOR’S CUP: Local high school district results

Eastern Kentucky High School completed district tournaments on Jan. 24. Here are the results from local schools: District 56: Letcher County Central, June Buchanan High, Knott County Central, Cordia High, Jenkins Ind. Final Standings 1. Letcher County Central 2. June Buchanan High 3. Knott Central 4. Cordia High 5. Jenkins Ind. Categories Math 1. Noah more on this story...  


THE GOVERNOR’S CUP: Local middle school regional results

Middle schools across the eastern Kentucky underwent regional competitions on Jan. 27 and Jan. 31. The winners will compete at the state governor’s Cup at the Galt House in Louisville on March 14-16. REGIONAL RESULTS Region 22: Allen Central, Allen Elementary, Betsy Layne, James D. Adams, John M. Stumbo, Johnson County more on this story...  


  

Local students are state-bound: Governor’s Cup competitions continue next month

Students from schools across eastern Kentucky have excelled at district and regional competition for the Governor’s Cup, the state’s premiere academic event. Elementary schools will complete district competitions this week and expect to compete on the regional level in March. Middle school and more on this story...  


PHS honored in the 1980s

When the Class of 1980 began its senior year, Jimmy Carter was in the White House, the Browns were in Frankfort, and Mayor William C. Hambley was still working to complete the Cut-Through. That year, Tracy Hunt, a very talented and unusual young man with high more on this story...  


York House preservation group plans to meet

PIKEVILLE — The Pikeville Main Street Program is bringing together local community members to preserve the historic York House in downtown Pikeville. Main Street Director Minta Chaney recently launched an online fundraising campaign at http://fundly. com to fund the renovation of the York House. Officials more on this story...  


Circus arrives in Pikeville next month

PIKEVILLE — Because of “tremendous public response,” Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey” has added another performance date to its “Built to Amaze” event, set to be held next month in Pikeville. The circus added a performance at 10:30 a. m. on March 13, bringing the total more on this story...  


Young boy would like to live in the country

This smiling young man is Anthony. He is an energetic youth who enjoys the outdoors and living in the country. Anthony has many hobbies including listening to country music, playing video games, cooking and collecting baseball cards. more on this story...  


THE GOVERNOR’S CUP: Local high school Regional results

Eastern Kentucky High Schools completed in Governor’s Cup regional competitions on Valentine’s Day. The winners will go on to compete at the state Governor’s Cup on March 14-16 at the Galt House in Louisville. Here are the results from local schools: Region 14: Letcher Central, Estill County, June Buchanan, Hazard more on this story...  


THE GOVERNOR’S CUP: Local middle school district results

Middle school students completed district and regional competitions at the end of January. Here are the results from local schools in district and regional competitions: DISTRICT RESULTS District 85: Allen Central, James D. Adams, Wesley Christian, Allen Elementary Final Standings 1. Allen Central 2. James D. Adams 3. Wesley Christian 4. Allen Elementary Categories Math 1. Kade Scott, Allen Central 2. Adam Hutchinson, Allen Central 3. Jacob Morris, Allen Central 4. Haley Holbrook, James more on this story...  


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Obituaries


Obituaries

Jack Foster Mullins 86 of Pikeville died Feb. 20. Funeral: Feb. 24. Burial: Ratliff Cemetery Cowpen Road Evelyn Ethel Thompson 61 of Pikeville died Feb. 20. Funeral: Feb. 28. Charles Step Funeral Home Redford Township Mich. Yvonne L. Stanley more on this story...  

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Sports


Cats bounce Panthers: South Floyd, Pike Central both advance

ROBINSON CREEK — Shelby Valley is headed back to the 15th Region Tournament following a thrilling 88-83 win over rival Pikeville in a 59th District game played at the Shelby Valley Sports Center on Feb. 25. The Wildcats, now 17-12, advanced to last night’s title game more on this story...  


Bears fall in battle of Top 10 teams: Women close out storybook regular season

GEORGETOWN — The University of Pikeville saw a late second-half lead against Georgetown swindle away in a 109-101 loss in a key Mid-South Conference matchup of nationally-ranked teams on Feb. 23. No. 3 UPIKE, now 25-3, saw its conference lead over the No. 8 Tigers more on this story...  


  

ER, BELFRY girls punch their ticket

ROBINSON CREEK — East Ridge stormed back in the final quarter to defeat Pikeville, 46-42, in a 59th District game played at the Shelby Valley Sports Center on Feb. 25. The Warriors, now 18-9, beat the Panthers (14-16) for the fourth time this season and advanced more on this story...  


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Chaplains Corner


JONAH’S VINE

Jonah 4:6-7, 9: The Lord God prepared a plant and made it come up over Jonah, that it might be shade for his head to deliver him from his misery. So Jonah was very grateful for the plant.  But as morning dawned the next day God prepared a worm, and it so damaged the plant more on this story...

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