According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), mumps is no longer very common in the United States. From year to year, mumps cases can range from a few hundred to a couple thousand.

 

For example, in 2012, there were only 229 and in 2016, there were 5,311 cases reported to the CDC . Before the mumps vaccination program started in the United States in 1967, about 186,000 cases were reported each year, but the actual number of cases was likely much higher due to underreporting. There has been a more than 99 percent decrease in mumps cases in the United States since the pre-vaccination era.

 

Mumps is a disease caused by the mumps virus. Following natural infection, 10 percent of infected individuals remain asymptomatic. The most common symptoms include fever, headache, muscle aches, loss of appetite, ear pain and other respiratory symptoms.

 

About 30 to 40 percent of patients develop swollen salivary glands (parotitis) on one or both sides of the face. Complications from the mumps virus can be severe. These conditions can include meningitis, deafness, pancreatitis or orchitis.

 

The mumps virus replicates in the upper respiratory tract and spreads through direct contact with respiratory secretions or saliva, eating utensils or clothes. The risk of spreading the virus increases the longer and the closer the contact a person has with someone who has mumps.

 

When a person is ill with mumps, he or she should avoid contact with others from the time of diagnosis until at least five days after the onset of parotitis by staying home from work or school and staying in a separate room if possible. Exposed non-immune people should be considered infectious from the 12th to the 25th day after exposure whether or not they have symptoms.

 

Treatment of the symptoms includes giving plenty of fluids. Tylenol or acetaminophen may be given for a fever and pain. There is no specific antiviral treatment. Aspirin should not be given to children under 12 years of age unless specifically recommended by a doctor.

 

Prevention is to exclude the person with mumps from childcare, preschool, school and work for five days after the onset of swelling. Tissues and other objects soiled with nasal secretions should be disposed of appropriately.

 

Mumps is best prevented by the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) combination vaccine, or the measles, mumps, rubella and varicella (MMRV) combination vaccine. Almost 100 percent of people who have had two doses of a mumps-containing vaccine will be protected against mumps. Vaccination after contact or exposure to an infected person will not stop the infection, though it will protect against future exposures.

 

To make an appointment with any Family Practice physician at PMC, please call 606-218-2213.

Friday, March 24, 2017

Kayd Douglas Branham, twin son of Amanda and Zackery Branham, born March 8; weight: 6 lbs., 15 oz.

 

Klaira James Branham, twin daughter of Amanda and Zackery Branham, born March 8; weight: 6 lbs., 6 oz.

 

Terra Rain Bevins, daughter of Christian Stewart and Berney Bevins, born March 9; weight: 6 lbs., 5 oz.

 

Brantlee Sawyer Tackett, son of Rachael Ritz and Billy Don Tackett, born March 9; weight: 8 lbs., 9 oz.

 

Lydia Grace Runyon, daughter of Megan Blanche Tackett and Franklin Scott Runyon, born March 10; weight: 8 lbs., 8 oz.

 

Alanna Grace Sargent, daughter of Kristen Sisk and Bobby Sargent, born March 10; weight: 6 lbs., 6 oz.

 

Jordyn Rylee Trout, daughter of Chelsea Leedy and Donald Glenn Trout, born March 11; weight: 8 lbs., 11 oz.

 

Raiden Link Quesenberry, son of Keleigh Kendrick and Chad Quesenberry, born March 11; weight: 7 lbs.

 

Owen Zakkary Emmons, son of Makayla Bolden and Dylan Emmons, born March 11; weight: 9 lbs., 12 oz.

 

Emalyn Mae Underwood, daughter of Latasha and Justin Underwood, born March 13; weight: 10 lbs., 4 oz.

 

Isabella Grace Silket, daughter of Shakia Case and Lewis Clayton Silket, born March 13; weight: 7 lbs., 8 oz.

 

Eli Cole Stumbo, son of Samantha and Jeremy Stumbo, born March 14; weight: 9 lbs., 1 oz.

 

Mason Dewayne Thacker, son of Dedra Kilgore and Matthew Jennings Thacker, born March 15; weight: 4 lbs., 1 oz.

 

Leighton Nicole Skye Wallace, daughter of Brandy Brown and David Aaron Wallace, born March 15; weight: 7 lbs., 15 oz.

Friday, March 24, 2017

PAINTSVILLE — Dennis Rohrer remembers something a friend told him a long time ago.

 

“The friend said, ‘You only have a short amount of time here, so you got to leave it better than you found it.’”

 

That adage never rang more true than on Friday, March 17 when American Metal Works held a ribbon cutting and open house at its new location on the Mayo campus of Big Sandy Community and Technical College (BSCTC).

 

The event, hosted by the college and the Paintsville/Johnson County Chamber of Commerce, was a culmination of months of hard work from Rohrer and James Glass, the co-founders of American Metal Works, and many partners who helped turn this dream into a reality.

 

The dream started last year when Rohrer and Glass visited a Computer Numerical Control (CNC) facility in Vincennes, Indiana.

 

“We attended a graduation ceremony that had three Eastern Kentucky residents in the program,” recalled Rohrer. “I remember one of the instructors looking at me and saying, ‘You have the best resources – the people and their work ethic.”

 

That spawned the dialogue of conversation among Rohrer and Glass, who had suffered from the downturn in the oil and gas industry in eastern Kentucky. They both wanted to make a difference and provide an opportunity for people to be trained and find meaningful work in the region.

 

Enter American Metal Works.

 

“This truly shows the ability and capability of our region,” said Rohrer. The company is leveraging resources such as the eKentucky Advanced Manufacturing Institute in Paintsville to provide a pipeline of highly-skilled employees as the company grows. “I truly believe this is the dawning on a new day for eastern Kentucky.”

 

 

 

American Metal Works uses state-of-the-art CNC machining to provide services to industries, including automotive, aerospace, medical device and general manufacturing.

 

Glass told those in attendance that American Metal Works is a “perfect example of how a public and private partnership can improve lives and improve the region.”

 

“This marks the culmination of an idea,” added Glass. “How can we keep the talented workforce in the area and create businesses that capitalize on the skills of those displaced from the coal and oil and gas industries?”

 

Jared Arnett, executive director of Shaping Our Appalachian Region (SOAR) said Rohrer and Glass exemplify the attitude of his organization.

 

“James and Dennis put a lot on the line and a lot of risk not to make money but to make a difference,” said Arnett. “The reality of this project is that the impact is real and it is real to the people it will serve.”

 

Some of the organizations that worked with the American Metal Works project included: Kentucky Power, Big Sandy Area Community Action Program, Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development, Southeast Kentucky Economic Development Corporation, Mountain Tech Media, Congressman Hal Rogers, Big Sandy Community and Technical College, Mountain Association for Community Economic Development, the Eastern Kentucky Concentrated Employment Program, Inc., Small Business Development Center, SOAR and the Kentucky Procurement Technical Assistance Center.

 

For more information on the Business Incubator at BSCTC, contact Tonkin at (606) 788-2812 or email wtonkin0001@kctcs.edu.

MOVING FORWARD: Officials from American Metal Works, the Paintsville/Johnson County Chamber of Commerce and other organizations held a ceremonial ribbon cutting for the American Metal Works facility on the Mayo campus of Big Sandy Community and Technical College on Friday, March 17.
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Friday, March 24, 2017

After the bleakness of Winter, a stroll outside will reveal a newness in the air.

 

All the flowers displaying their vast arrays of colours and trees budding out makes one feel a certain amount of joy and optimism. There is a revival of life.

 

Springtime is when we celebrate in the course of our long calendar year the Resurrection of Christ and how he defeated death on that Easter morning long ago.

 

For us, as Christians, his sacrifice on the cross gave us a new life and a new beginning. That selfless act allowed us to have a union with God that is so precious and should never be taken lightly.

 

We should evermore be mindful of Christ’s words; ‘I am the resurrection and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live. And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die! (St John 11:25-26)

 

 

 

~ PMC Chaplain Stephen Thacker may be reached at 606-218-3969.

Friday, March 24, 2017

STONECREST — Johnson Central took charge late against Prestonsburg as the Golden Eagle snapped a 1-1 tie with a three-run, fifth inning en route to a 10-1 win in a game played at Stone Crest Sports Complex on March 21.

 

Geordon Blanton had two hits, walked twice and drove in three runs as Johnson Central improved to 2-1.

 

Blake Delong added two hits and knocked in a pair of runs to back winning pitcher Tate Meade. Austin Davis collected two hits.

 

Reece Ison suffered the loss for the Blackcats, now 1-1.

 

 

 

At StoneCrest

 

SCORE BY INNINGS: R-H-E

 

JC (2-1)…..............................001 034 2 – 10-9-1

 

PB (1-1)….............................100 000 0 – 1-4-8

 

Pitching:

 

WP – Tate Meade

 

LP – Reece Ison

 

Hitting: Geordon Blanton 2h, 2-bb, 3 RBI; Blake Delong 2h, 2 RBI; Austin Davis 2h, Johnson Central.

 

 

 

Pike Central…......................…19

 

South Floyd…….........................0

 

BUCKLEYS CREEK — Pike County Central made the most of seven hits as the Hawks erupted by scoring 16 runs in the final two innings for a 19-0 win over South Floyd in a game played at the Hawks Nest on March 21.

 

Seth Conn had a pair of doubles, scored twice and knocked in five runs as the Hawks improved to 3-2. Logan Hillerman tripled, scored three times and added a pair of RBI while Logan Dotson doubled, scored and knocked in three runs.

 

Brice Elkins and Colton Lindsey both scored three runs and batted in one apiece.

 

D’Sean Prinkleton was the winning pitcher while Brant Potter took the loss in the Raiders’ season opener.

 

 

 

At Buckleys Creek

 

SCORE BY INNINGS: R-H-E

 

SF (0-1)…...................................000 00 – 0-1-4

 

PC (3-2)…..................................102 97 – 19-7-2

 

Pitching:

 

WP – D’Sean Prinkleton

 

LP – Brant Potter

 

Hitting: Daniel Thornsberry 1b, South Floyd; Seth Conn 2-2b, 2r, 5 RBI; Logan Hillerman 3b, 3r, 2 RBI; Logan Dotson 2b, 1r, 3 RBI; Brice Elkins 3r, 1 RBI; Colton Lindsey 3r, 1 RBI, Pike Central.

 

Shelby Valley….....................…11

 

Jenkins………….....................….3

 

ROBINSON CREEK – Shelby Valley erupted for nine runs in the bottom of the fourth inning to pull away and beat Jenkins, 11-3, in a game played at Dale Trivette Field on March 21.

 

Gabriel Brown doubled, scored and batted in three runs as the Wildcats improved to 3-1. Ty Riddle collected three hits, including a double and drove in a pair of runs.

 

Logan Billiter added two runs and scored twice while Jackson Wierwille singled, scored and added an RBI.

 

Grant Joyce was the winning pitcher.

 

Hayden Fleming had two singles and batted in one run for the Cavaliers, now 1-3. Brady Addington doubled, scored and added an RBI. Mason Jessey had two hits, scored and collected an RBI.

 

Coty Wright suffered the loss.

 

 

 

At Robinson Creek

 

SCORE BY INNINGS: R-H-E

 

JK (1-3)….............................000 020 1 – 3-5-2

 

SV (3-1)….............................001 910 x – 11-9-2

 

Pitching:

 

WP – Grant Joyce

 

LP – Coty Wright

 

Hitting: Hayden Fleming 2-1b, 1 RBI; Brady Addington 2b, 1r, 1 RBI; Mason Jessey 2-1b, 1r, 1 RBI, Jenkins; Gabriel Brown 2b, 1r, 3 RBI; Ty Riddle 2b, 2-1b, 2 RBI; Logan Billiter 2-1b, 2r; Jackson Wierwille 1b, 1r, 1 RBI, Shelby Valley.

 

 

 

Lawrence County…..................11

 

Belfry……………….....................0

 

GOODY — Lawrence County’s C.J. Fairchild allowed just a double off the bat of Belfry’s Austin Woolum as the Bulldogs cruised to an 11-0 win in a game played at Massey Energy Field on March 21.

 

Kaleb Taylor suffered the loss as the Pirates dropped to 1-3.

 

Peyton Cyrus singled, scored and added an RBI while Fairchild singled and knocked in one run as Lawrence County improved to 3-1.

 

 

 

At Goody

 

SCORE BY INNINGS: R-H-E

 

LC (3-1)….................................252 20 – 11-15-0

 

BF (1-3)…..................................000 00 – 0- 1-6

 

Pitching:

 

WP – C.J. Fairchild

 

LP – Kaleb Taylor

 

Hitting: Peyton Cyrus 1b, 1r, 1 RBI; C.J. Fairchild 1b, 1 RBI, Lawrence County; Austin Woolum, 2b, Belfry.

 

 

 

Pikeville…………......................13

 

Magoffin County...................….5

 

PIKEVILLE — Pikeville used a three-run, fifth inning to snap a tie with Magoffin County and go on to win, 13-5, in a game played at Davis Park on March 21.

 

Clay Slone had three hits, scored a pair of runs and knocked home three as the Panthers improved to 5-0. Tanner Thompson and Nate Brown added one hit, scored twice and batted in two runs apiece while Cade Byers tripled, singled, and scored twice.

 

Christian Tackett was the winning pitcher while Ryan Mullins took the loss.

 

 

 

At Pikeville

 

SCORE BY INNINGS: R-H-E

 

MC (1-1)…..........................011 021 0 – 5- 8-3

 

PK (5-0)…...........................130 036 x – 13-13-1

 

Pitching:

 

WP – Christian Tackett

 

LP – Ryan Mullins

 

Hitting: Ethan Collins 2b, 2-1b, 1r, 2 RBI, Magoffin County; Cade Byers 3b, 1b, 2r; Nate Brown 1b, 2r, 2 RBI; Tanner Thompson 1b, 2r, 2 RBI; Clay Slone 3-1b, 2r, 3 RBI, Pikeville.

 

 

 

Sheldon Clark……...................10

 

Betsy Layne……….....................0

 

INEZ — Sheldon Clark’s Ethan Osborne tossed a no-hitter to lead the Cardinals to a 10-0 win over Betsy Layne in a game played on March 21.

 

Osborne also had two hits and drove in three runs as the Cardinals moved to 1-2. Dylan Stafford and Braxton McGinnis added a pair or RBI each.

 

Stevie Boyd took the loss as the Bobcats fell to 1-3.

 

 

 

At Inez

 

SCORE BY INNINGS: R-H-E

 

BL (1-3)….................................000 000 – 0-0-4

 

SC (1-2)….................................010 072 – 10-4-0

 

Pitching:

 

WP – Ethan Osborne

 

LP – Stevie Boyd

 

Hitting: Ethan Osborne 2h, 3 RBI; Dylan Stafford 1h, 2 RBI; Braxton McGinnis 2 RBI, Sheldon Clark.

 

 

 

Shelby Valley…….......................4

 

Belfry……………........................3

 

GOODY — Shelby Valley winning pitcher Jacob Beverly singled home the winning run in the top of the seventh inning to rally the Wildcats past Belfry, 4-3, in a game played at Massey Energy Field on March 20.

 

Seth Bailey added two hits, including a double, scored and batted in one run as the Wildcats improved to 2-1.

 

Cameron Catron doubled, scored and knocked in one run for the Pirates (1-2) while Sean Cochran collected an RBI.

 

 

 

At Goody

 

SCORE BY INNINGS: R-H-E

 

SV (2-1)…...............................002 010 1 – 4-2-2

 

BF (1-2)…...............................012 000 0 – 3-4-3

 

Pitching:

 

WP – Jacob Beverly

 

LP – Colton Cross

 

Hitting: Seth Bailey 2b, 1b, 1r, 1 RBI; Jacob Beverly 1b, 1 RBI, Shelby Valley; Cameron Catron 2b, 1r, 1 RBI; Sean Cochran 1 RBI, Belfry.

 

 

 

Betsy Layne….........................14

 

East Ridge……..........................3

 

LICK CREEK — Betsy Layne used a seven-run, third inning to fuel a 14-3 win over East Ridge in a game played at the Reservation on March 20.

 

Winning pitcher Stevie Boyd, Zach Bentley and Kolby McGuire knocked home a pair of runs each as the Bobcats won for the first time in three games.

 

Dakota Miller took the loss in East Ridge’s seasonal opener.

 

 

 

At Lick Creek

 

SCORE BY INNINGS: R-H-E

 

BL (1-2)…...................................107 33 – 14-8-1

 

ER (0-1)…...................................000 03 – 3-1-4

 

Pitching:

 

WP – Stevie Boyd

 

LP – Dakota Miller

 

Hitting: Stevie Boyd 2 RBI; Zach Bentley 2 RBI; Kolby McGuire 2 RBI, Betsy Layne.

 

 

 

 

 

Letcher Central…....................11

 

Jenkins…………......................…1

 

JENKINS — Letcher Central scored seven times in the top of the first inning and rolled to an 11-1 win over Jenkins in a game played on March 20.

 

Alec Fields collected three hits and drove in six runs as the Cougars won for the first time in four games. Jonathan Potter and Trevor Hardin both knocked in a pair of runs each while Israel Terry had two hits.

 

Max Baker allowed just three hits to earn the win.

 

Cody Snell had two hits for the Cavaliers, who fell to 1-2. Matthew Jessey suffered the loss.

 

 

 

At Jenkins

 

SCORE BY INNINGS: R-H-E

 

LC (1-3)................................….700 301 – 11-4-0

 

JK (1-2)…..................................001 000 – 1-3-3

 

Pitching:

 

WP – Max Baker

 

LP – Matthew Jessey

 

Hitting: Alec Fields 3h, 6 RBI; Jonathan Potter 2 RBI; Trevor Hardin 2 RBI; Israel Terry 2h, Letcher Central; Cody Snell 2h, Jenkins.

 

 

 

Pikeville…….............................9

 

Pike Central…..........................3

 

PIKEVILLE — Pikeville took an early lead against Pike County Central and went on to score a 9-3 win in a game played at Davis Park on March 20.

 

Cade Byers singled and scored twice while Nate Brown scored and drove in one run as Pikeville moved to 4-0. Andrew McNamee singled and drove in one run while Peyton Hamilton and Clay Slone each singled and scored.

 

Kevin Justice was the winning pitcher.

 

Brice Elkins had two hits, scored and knocked home one run as the Hawks fell to 2-2. D’Sean Prinkleton singled and scored while losing pitcher Seth Conn added an RBI.

 

 

 

At Pikeville

 

SCORE BY INNINGS: R-H-E

 

PC (2-2)…...............................001 000 2 – 3-3-3

 

PK (4-0)…...............................110 151 x – 9-5-1

 

Pitching:

 

WP – Kevin Justice

 

LP – Seth Conn

 

Hitting: Brice Elkins 2-1b, 1r, 1 RBI; D’Sean Prinkleton 1b, 1r; Seth Conn 1 RBI, Pike Central; Cade Byers 1b, 2r; Nate Brown 1r, 1 RBI; Andrew McNamee 1b, 1 RBI; Peyton Hamilton 1b, 1r; Clay Slone 1b, 1r, Pikeville.

 

 

 

Johnson Central….....................5

 

Russell……………......................4

 

PAINTSVILLE — Johnson Central’s seventh-inning rally carried the Golden Eagles to a 5-4 win over Russell in the season opener played on March 18.

 

Trevor May was the winning pitcher in relief. Riley Preece had an RBI.

 

Jacob Patton took the loss for Russell, now 2-1.

 

 

 

At Paintsville

 

SCORE BY INNINGS: R-H-E

 

RS (2-1)…............................…000 220 0 – 4-6-0

 

JC (1-0)……............................002 000 3 – 5-4-4

 

Pitching:

 

WP – Trevor May

 

LP – Jacob Patton

 

Hitting: Brandon Brewer 2h, 2 RBI; Nick Conley 2h, 1 RBI, Russell; Riley Preece 1 RBI, Johnson Central.

 

 

 

Perry Central……......................8

 

Johnson Central….....................7

 

PAINTSVILLE — Johnson Central saw a six-run lead slip away as Perry County Central rallied to stun the Golden Eagles, 8-7, in a game played on March 18.

 

Tate Meade suffered the loss in relief of Braxton Kelly.

 

Geordon Blanton and Riley Preece each reached base twice on walks while Blake Gamble added a single.

 

Ryan Couch was the winner for the Commodores, now 4-0.

 

 

 

At Paintsville

 

SCORE BY INNINGS: R-H-E

 

PCC (4-0)…........................000 005 3 – 8-6-4

 

JC (1-1)…….........................120 300 1 – 7-3-5

 

Pitching:

 

WP – Ryan Couch

 

LP – Tate Meade

 

Hitting: Blake Gamble 1b; Geordon Blanton 2-bb; Riley Preece 2-bb, Johnson Central.

BACK SAFELY: Pikeville second baseman Andrew McNamee, right, applies the tag late on Magoffin County’s Jaren Lovely during a game played at Davis Park on March 21. The Panthers snapped a 4-all tie late to beat the Hornets, 13-5.
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ASHLAND — Ashland Blazer scored early and often as the Tomcats rolled to an 18-0 win over Belfry in a game halted after five innings on the mercy rule played on March 18.

 

Colton Cross tripled and singled for Belfry’s lone hits off winner Jake Lewis. Avery Browning took the loss as the Pirates dropped to 1-1.

 

Evan Dickinson had three hits, including a double, scored twice and drove in three runs while Cody Thompson added two hits, including a double, scored and knocked in one run.

 

 

 

At Ashland

 

SCORE BY INNINGS: R-H-E

 

BF (1-1)…..............................00 0 00 – 0-2-8

 

AB (2-1).............................…41(10) 3x – 18-9-0

 

Pitching:

 

WP – Jake Lewis

 

LP – Avery Browning

 

Hitting: Colton Cross 3b, 1b, Belfry; Evan Dickinson 2b, 2-1b, FC, 2r, 3 RBI; Cody Thompson 2b, 1b, 1r, 1 RBI, Ashland Blazer.

 

 

 

Pikeville……...........................14

 

Letcher Central…......................4

 

PIKEVILLE — Pikeville erupted for 14 hits en route to a 14-4 win over Letcher County Central in a game played at Davis Park on March 18.

 

Jackson Hensley had three hits, including a triple, scored three times and drove in three runs as the Panthers improved to 3-0.

 

Andrew McNamee added two hits, including a double, scored and knocked home three runs while Mikey McDonald collected a pair of singles, scored twice and batted in two runs. Cade Byers had three hits, scored and added a pair of RBI.

 

Alec Fields singled, scored and knocked in two runs as the Cougars fell to 0-3. Colton Yonts added two hits and scored while Logan Gibbs doubled and scored.

 

Jake Slone suffered the loss.

 

 

 

At Pikeville

 

SCORE BY INNINGS: R-H-E

 

LC (0-3)…...............................030 001 – 4- 6-2

 

PK (3-0)…...............................503 114 – 14-14-1

 

Pitching:

 

WP – Peyton Hamilton

 

LP – Jake Slone

 

Hitting: Alec Fields 1b, 1r, 2 RBI; Colton Yonts 2-1b, 1r; Logan Gibbs 2b, 1r, Letcher Central; Jackson Hensley 3b, 2-1b, 3r, 3 RBI; Andrew McNamee 2b, 1b, 1r, 3 RBI; Mikey McDonald 2-1b, 2r, 2 RBI; Cade Byers 3-1b, 1r, 2 RBI, Pikeville.

 

 

 

Prestonsburg……......................5

 

Powell County…........................0

 

STONECREST — Prestonsburg pitcher Scott Stapleton worked a complete game shutout as the Blackcats defeated Powell County, 5-0, in a game played at the StoneCrest Sport Complex on March 18.

 

Stapleton scattered three hits as the Blackcats improved to 1-1.

 

Reece Ison had two hits and drove in one run while Nick Rowe and Stapleton collected two hits apiece. Ben Welch and Bryce Tucker each batted in one run.

 

Drew Ginter suffered the loss for Powell County, 0-1.

 

 

 

At StoneCrest

 

SCORE BY INNINGS: R-H-E

 

PC (0-1)…............................000 000 0 – 0- 3-0

 

PB (1-1)….............................200 003 x – 5-11-0

 

Pitching:

 

WP – Scott Stapleton

 

LP – Drew Ginter

 

Hitting: Reece Ison 2h, 1 RBI; Scott Stapleton 2h; Nick Rowe 2h; Ben Welch 1 RBI; Bryce Tucker, 1 RBI, Prestonsburg.

 

 

 

Paintsville……........................16

 

Huntington, W.Va….................13

 

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Paintsville scored seven runs in the top of the first inning and nine more in the fourth to beat Huntington High, 16-13, in a slugfest on March 18.

 

Jake Hyden had two hits and drove in three runs while Lucas Adkins added a pair of RBI as the Tigers improved to 2-1. Tanner Smith was the winning pitcher with relief help from Seth Williams.

 

 

 

At Huntington, W.Va.

 

SCORE BY INNINGS: R-H-E

 

PV (2-1)..........................….700 900 0 – 16- 7-2

 

HT (0-2)…..........................100 700 5 – 13-11-3

 

Pitching:

 

WP – Tanner Smith

 

LP – Devin Dunfee

 

Hitting: Jake Hyden 2h, 3 RBI; Lucas Adkins 2 RBI, Paintsville.

 

 

 

West Carter……......................12

 

Betsy Layne……........................0

 

ALLEN — West Carter pitcher Ben Jordan tossed a no-hitter as the Comets cruised to a 12-0 win over Betsy Layne in a game played on March 18.

 

Zach Bentley took the loss as the Bobcats fell to 0-2.

 

Dalton Brown had three hits and drove in two runs while Ben Wilburn added three RBI.

 

 

 

At Allen

 

SCORE BY INNINGS: R-H-E

 

WC (1-0)….....................................543 – 12-12-0

 

BL (0-2)….......................................000 – 0- 0-2

 

Pitching:

 

WP – Ben Jordan

 

LP – Zack Bentley

 

Hitting: Dalton Brown 3h, 2 RBI; Ben Wilburn 3 RBI;

 

 

 

Pike Central…........................…9

 

Shelby Valley….........................2

 

ROBINSON CREEK — Pike County Central erupted for eight runs in the late innings to rally past Shelby Valley, 9-2, in a game played at Dale Trivette Field on March 16.

 

The Hawks, now 2-1, pounded out five extra base hits, including one off the bat of Seth Conn who finished with two hits, two runs scored and four RBI.

 

Winning pitcher Evan Coleman doubled, singled, scored and knocked in one run while Brice Elkins singled, scored twice and drove in one run.

 

Austin Smith doubled and batted in one run. D’Sean Prinkleton added two hits and score one run.

 

Gabriel Brown had two hits and batted in one run and Ty Riddle added a single and one RBI as the Wildcats fell to 1-1.

 

Seth Bailey suffered the loss.

 

 

 

At Robinson Creek

 

SCORE BY INNINGS: R-H-E

 

PC (2-1)…............................100 035 0 – 9-11-2

 

SV (1-1)….............................001 100 0 – 2- 3-1

 

Pitching:

 

WP – Evan Coleman

 

LP – Seth Bailey

 

Hitting: Seth Conn 2b, 1b, 4 RBI; Evan Coleman 2b, 1b, 1r, 1 RBI; Brice Elkins 1b, 2r, 1 RBI, Pike Central; Gabriel Brown 2-1b, 1 RBI; Ty Riddle 1b, 1 RBI, Shelby Valley.

 

 

 

Paintsville…..........................…3

 

Lawrence County…....................1

 

PAINTSVILLE — Paintsville pushed across three runs in the bottom of the fifth inning to defeat Lawrence County, 3-1, in a game played on March 16.

 

Jake Hyden had two runs and winning pitcher Tanner Miller drove in a pair of runs to help the Tigers improve to 1-1. Seth Williams added an RBI.

 

Peyton Cyrus had one hit and drove in the lone run for the Bulldogs.

 

C.J. Fairchild suffered the loss.

 

 

 

At Paintsville

 

SCORE BY INNINGS: R-H-E

 

LC (2-1)…...............................000 010 0 – 1-3-2

 

PV (1-1)…...............................000 030 x – 3-6-2

 

Pitching:

 

WP – Tanner Miller

 

LP – C.J. Fairchild

 

Hitting: Jake Hyden 2h; Tanner Miller 2 RBI; Seth Williams 1 RBI, Paintsville; Peyton Cyrus 1h, 1 RBI, Lawrence County.

 

 

 

Belfry………….........................15

 

Betsy Layne……........................5

 

GOODY — Belfry made the most of eight hits as the Pirates cruised to a 15-5 win over Betsy Layne in six innings played at Massey Energy Field on March 16.

 

Devin Varney had three hits, including a triple, scored two runs and drove in two to support the pitching of winner Jordan Scott. Colton Cross had two extra base hits, including a triple, and scored.

 

Sam Boyd singled, scored and drove in one run for the Bobcats. Kobe McGuire suffered the loss.

 

 

 

At Goody

 

SCORE BY INNINGS: R-H-E

 

BL (0-1)….................................010 040 – 5- 1-6

 

BF (1-0)….................................020 445 – 15-8-0

 

Pitching:

 

WP – Jordan Scott

 

LP – Kobe McGuire

 

Hitting: Devin Varney 3b, 2-1b, 2r, 2 RBI; Colton Cross 3b, 2b, 1r, Belfry; Sam Boyd 1b, 1r, 1 RBI, Betsy Layne.

 

 

 

Lawrence County…....................5

 

Prestonsburg……...................…3

 

STONECREST — Prestonsburg saw an early two-run lead get away as Lawrence County rallied for a 5-3 win in a game played at StoneCrest Sports Complex on March 9.

 

Losing pitcher Reece Ison had two hits and drove in all three Blackcat runs.

 

Brad Parks collected three hits and drove in two runs to help back the pitching of winner Corbin Fairchild.

 

 

 

At StoneCrest

 

SCORE BY INNINGS: R-H-E

 

LC (1-0)…...............................003 200 0 – 5-8-0

 

PB (0-1)…...............................201 000 0 – 3-6-3

 

Pitching:

 

WP – Corbin Fairchild

 

LP – Reece Ison

 

Hitting: Reece Ison 2h, 3 RBI, Prestonsburg; Brad Parks 3h, 2 RBI, Lawrence County.

 

 

 

SOFTBALL

 

Pikeville……...........................11

 

Lawrence County…...................7

 

LOUISA — Pikeville erupted for five runs in the top of the first inning and the Lady Panthers went on to beat Lawrence County, 11-7, in a game played on March 18.

 

Winning pitcher Erika Conn had two hits, scored two runs and drove in three in the season opener.

 

Savanna Nunemaker collected three hits, scored three times and knocked in one run while Camryn Slone added two hits, scored twice and batted in two. Emily Hughes had two hits, including a double, and knocked in two runs.

 

 

 

At Louisa

 

SCORE BY INNINGS: R-H-E

 

PK (1-0)…...........................500 004 2 – 11-14-3

 

LC (0-1)…...........................100 004 2 – 7-10-4

 

Pitching:

 

WP – Erika Conn

 

LP – Ciana Bowen

 

Hitting: Erika Conn 2-1b, 2r, 2 RBI; Savanna Nunemaker 3-1b, 3r, 1 RBI; Camryn Slone 2-1b, 2r, 2 RBI; Emily Hughes, 2b, 1b, 2 RBI, Pikeville.

 

 

 

Letcher Central…......................9

 

Belfry……………........................6

 

GOODY — Letcher Central scored four runs in the top of the first and went on to beat Belfry, 9-6, in a game played at Massey Energy Field on March 18.

 

Megan Combs and Alyssa Franklin drove in a pair of runs each as the Lady Cougars improved to 1-1. Gracie McDougal and Grayson Collier collected two hits apiece.

 

Rachel Spangler was the winning pitcher.

 

Losing pitcher Kailee Rash had two hits and Paula Dotson drove in two runs for the Lady Pirates, now 1-2.

 

 

 

At Goody

 

SCORE BY INNINGS: R-H-E

 

LC (1-1)…......................410 201 1 – 9-9-7

 

BF (1-2)….......................300 100 2 – 6-6-2

 

Pitching:

 

WP – Rachel Spangler

 

LP – Kailee Rash

 

Hitting: Gracie McDougal 2h; Grayson Collier 2h; Megan Combs 1h, 2 RBI; Alyssa Franklin 2 RBI, Letcher Central; Kailee Rash 2h; Paula Dotson 2 RBI, Belfry.

 

 

 

Henry Clay……..................18

 

Letcher Central........…........2

 

GOODY — Henry Clay pushed across eight runs in the top of the first inning and cruised to an 18-2 win over Letcher Central in a game played at Massey Energy Field on March 18.

 

Ayami Onodera collected three hits and drove in four runs for the Blue Devils, now 1-2.

 

Brooklynn Collins suffered the loss in the opener for LCC.

 

At Goody

 

SCORE BY INNINGS: R-H-E

 

HC (1-2)…........................830 7 – 18-15-0

 

LC (0-1)…...........................002 0 – 2- 3-1

 

Pitching:

 

WP – Shelby Coleman

 

LP – Brooklynn Collins

 

Hitting: Ayami Onodera 3h, 4 RBI; Taetum Crawford 2h, 3 RBI; Shelby Coleman 3 RBI, Henry Clay.

 

 

 

Belfry……...........................2

 

Sheldon Clark.....................1

 

GOODY — Belfry’s Ariel Mounts had two hits and drove in one run to lead the Lady Pirates to a 2-1 win over Sheldon Clark in a game played at Massey Energy Field on March 16.

 

Kailee Rash limited the Lady Cardinals to just a single run to earn the win.

 

Skyla Messer had an RBI in the loss.

 

 

 

At Goody

 

SCORE BY INNINGS: R-H-E

 

SC (0-1)…......................000 000 1 – 1-6-6

 

BF (1-0)….......................001 100 x – 2-5-1

 

Pitching:

 

WP – Kailee Rash

 

LP – Gracie Presley

 

Hitting: Skyla Messer 1 RBI, Sheldon Clark; Ariel Mounts 2-1b, 1 RBI, Belfry.

 

 

 

Perry Central…...................7

 

Pike Central……..................4

 

BUCKLEYS CREEK — Perry County Central built a four-run lead early on against Pike Central and held on for a 7-4 win in a game played at the Hawks Nest on March 16.

 

Winning pitcher Lauryn Amburgey had four hits and drove in a pair of runs for the Lady Commodores.

 

Summer Marcum knocked in two runs for the Lady Hawks.

 

Haley Howell was the losing pitcher.

 

 

 

At Buckleys Creek

 

SCORE BY INNINGS: R-H-E

 

PC (1-0)…...................310 021 0 – 7-10-4

 

PKC (0-1)......................000 112 0 – 4- 5-5

 

Pitching:

 

WP – Lauryn Amburgey

 

LP – Haley Howell

 

Hitting: Lauryn Amburgey 4h, 2 RBI; Emilee Eversole 2h; Keisha Couch 2 RBI, Perry Central; Summer Marcum 2 RBI, Pike Central.

ON THE DIAMOND: Shelby Valley third baseman Jackson Wierwille tagged Pike County Central’s Seth Conn out at third in a “bang, bang” play during a game at Dale Trivette Field. The Hawks topped the Wildcats, 9-2.
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Author Name: 
Teddy Paynter
Friday, March 24, 2017

PIKEVILLE – University of Pikeville’s Ashley Goines singled home the winning run in the bottom of the eighth inning to help the Bears complete a doubleheader sweep of Ohio Christian with a 2-1 win in the nightcap played at Paul Butcher Field on March 22.

Lindsay Floyd batted in the Bears first run in the home second inning with a double.

Hannah Thacker was the winning pitcher.

In the opener, pitcher Hannah Skaggs scattered four hits and tossed a complete game shutout as UPIKE won 3-0.

Goines doubled and drove in one run while Floyd doubled, singled, scored and added an RBI. Destiny Molden singled and scored twice.

At Pikeville

(Game 2)

SCORE BY INNINGS: R-H-E

OC (2-8)…..000  100  00 – 1-7-4

UP (9-15)…010  000  01 – 2-6-1

Pitching:

WP – Hannah Thacker

LP – Whitney Fiedler

Hitting: Lindsey Floyd 2b, 1 RBI; Ashley Goines 1b, 1 RBI; Destiny Molden 1b, 1r, UPIKE.

At Pikeville

(Game 1)

SCORE BY INNINGS: R-H-E

OC (2-7)…..000  000  0 – 0-4-1

UP (8-15)…010  110  x – 3-6-1

Pitching:

WP – Hannah Skaggs

LP – Lexi Williams

Hitting: Lindsay Floyd 2b, 1b, 1r, 1 RBI; Ashley Goines 2b, 1 RBI; Destiny Molden 1b, 2r, UPIKE.

UPIKE…..12-4

Cumberlands…9-12

WILLIAMSBURG – University of Pikeville used a six-run, second inning to take the lead away from Cumberlands and the Bears went on for a 12-9 win to earn a twin bill split played on March 21.

Logan Cline blasted a home run, added a pair of doubles, singled, scored three runs and batted in three to lead a 16-hit attack.

Jillian Bohnert added a home run and drove in two run while Destiny Molden doubled, singled, scored twice and batted in one run. Lee Griffin collected three hits and scored twice while Jordan Gentry singled, scored and batted in two runs.

Kitty Raymond had two hits, scored and knocked home two runs to back the pitching of winner Lindsey Floyd.

In the opener, UPIKE fell behind early and dropped a 12-4 decision.

Griffin and Gentry each singled, scored and drove in one run apiece. Kitty Raymond had two hits and batted in one run.

Alexandra Quill took the loss.

At Williamsburg

(Game 2)

SCORE BY INNINGS: R-H-E

UP (7-15)….060  021  3 – 12-16-1

UC (10-14)...100 320  3 –   9-15-2

Pitching:

WP – Lindsay Floyd

LP – Kacy Russell

Hitting: Logan Cline HR, 2-2b, 1b, 3r, 3 RBI; Jillian Bohnert HR, 1r, 2 RBI; Destiny Molden 2b, 1b, 2r, 1 RBI; Lee Griffin 3-1b, 2r; Kitty Raymond 2-1b, 2 RBI, UPIKE.

At Williamsburg

(Game 1)

SCORE BY INNINGS: R-H-E

UP (6-15)…..040  00 – 4-6-4

UC (10-13)…360  3x – 12-11-2

Pitching:

WP – Sydney Maynard

LP – Alexandra Quill

Hitting: Lee Griffin 1b, 1r, 1 RBI; Jordan Gentry 1b, 1r, 1 RBI; Kitty Raymond 2-1b, 1 RBI; Ashley Goines 1b, 1r, UPIKE.

Lindsey Wilson….9-4

UPIKE…………0-0

COLUMBIA – Lindsey Wilson College completed a doubleheader sweep of the University of Pikeville with a 4-0 win in the nightcap played on March 19.

The Bears, now 6-14, dropped the opener 9-0.

UPIKE managed five hits in the nightcap. Jillian Bohnert had two while Logan Cline, Kitty Raymond and Destiny Molden added one apiece.

Quill Alexandra suffered the loss.

Raymond had the only hit in the game one loss. Hannah Thacker was the losing pitcher.

At Columbia

(Game 2)

SCORE BY INNINGS: R-H-E

UP (6-14)….000  000  0 – 0-5-2

LWC (16-7)..010  102  x – 4-8-0

Pitching:

WP – Taylor Slade

LP – Quill Alexandra

Hitting: Jillian Bohnert 2-1b; Kitty Raymond 1b; Logan Cline 1b; Destiny Molden 1b, UPIKE.

At Columbia

(Game 1)

SCORE BY INNINGS: R-H-E

UP (6-13)….000  00 – 0-1-3

LWC (15-7)..120  6x – 9-11-0

Pitching:

WP – Casey Bryan

LP – Hannah Thacker

Hitting: Kitty Raymond 1b, UPIKE.

Lindsey Wilson……8-3

UPIKE……………..0-2

COLUMBIA – University of Pikeville battled nationally-ranked Lindsey Wilson in the opening game of the series before eventually falling 3-2 in a game played on March 18.

The Bears dropped the nightcap, 8-0.

Kitty Raymond had two hits and Lee Griffin singled in the game two loss. Quill Alexandra took the loss.

In the opener, Jordan Gentry and Raymond each singled and scored while Jillian Bohnert singled and drove in one run. Destiny Molden singled and batted in one run.

Hannah Thacker suffered the loss.

At Columbia

(Game 2)

SCORE BY INNINGS: R-H-E

UP (6-12)…..000  00 – 0-3-3

LWC (14-7)..022  22 – 8-7-0

Pitching:

WP – Lauren Let

LP – Quill Alexandra

Hitting: Kitty Raymond 2-1b; Lee Griffin 1b, UPIKE.

At Columbia

(Game 1)

SCORE BY INNINGS: R-H-E

UP (6-11)….000  002  0 – 2-5-0

LWC (13-7)..000  200  1 – 3-6-0

Pitching:

WP – Casey Bryan

LP – Hannah Thacker

Hitting: Jordan Gentry 1b, 1r; Kitty Raymond 1b, 1r; Jillian Bohnert 1b, 1 RBI; Destiny Molden 1b, 1 RBI, UPIKE.

Northwestern, OH….12-6

UPIKE……………….2-3

PIKEVILLE – Northwestern Ohio collected 31 hits in two games while rolling to a 12-2 and 6-2 sweep of the University of Pikeville in a doubleheader played at Paul Butcher Field on March 10.

UPIKE, now 6-10, managed just nine hits while falling.

Quill Alexandra doubled and scored in the nightcap while Logan Cline singled and drove in one run. Jillian Bohnert singled and scored.

Kitty Raymond singled and knocked home one run while Ashley Goines and Destiny Molden both singled and scored one run each.

Lindsay Floyd and Hannah Tucker suffered losses on the mound.

At Pikeville

(Game 2)

SCORE BY INNINGS: R-H-E

NO (7-3)….170  04 – 12-17-1

UP (6-10)….011  00 –   2-  3-2

Pitching:

WP – Heather Sanderson

LP – Lindsay Floyd

Hitting: Quill Alexandra 2b, 1r; Logan Cline 1b, 1 RBI; Jillian Bohnert 1b, 1r, UPIKE.

At Pikeville

(Game 1)

SCORE BY INNINGS: R-H-E

NO (6-3)…..010  201  2 – 6-14-4

UP (6-9)…..003  000  0 –  3-  6-3

Pitching:

WP – Aubrey Brunst

LP – Hannah Thacker

Hitting: Kitty Raymond 1b, 1 RBI; Ashley Goines 1b, 1r; Destiny Molden 1b, 1r, UPIKE.

 

 

Author Name: 
Teddy Paynter
Friday, March 24, 2017

Five years ago, our region was in shock as word spread of death and devastation from tornadoes in several eastern Kentucky counties.

 

That was the day tornadoes ripped through our region destroying numerous businesses, restaurants and homes, injuring more than 150 and property damages climbed into the millions.

 

While towns were torn apart, the community and surrounding counties were unified.

 

Every fire department in the county, rescue squad, ambulance service, police department and sheriffs office took part in banding together to help clean up the damage.

 

Two weeks ago, more than 27,000 Kentucky Power customers lost service on a Wednesday morning after strong thunderstorms, winds and a possible tornado moved through eastern Kentucky.

 

Roughly 240 Kentucky Power crews responded to outages, they requested 100 additional workers from outside our region to help restore power as quickly as possible.

 

In Pikeville, the storm hit fast with strong winds of 65 miles per hour whipping through the streets. A Pikeville Medical Center employee experienced the storm first hand.

 

She parked her car in the lower hospital parking lot and began walking towards the hospital. As she approached the crosswalk she saw a big, black cloud moving towards her.

 

“All of the sudden strong winds and rain surrounded me,” Rhoda Anderson said. “The wind took my umbrella — which is now in the form of a C — and literally took me off my feet.”

 

Anderson said she grabbed onto a light pole and held on for dear life.

 

“I heard the sound of someone honking and waving at me to get in their car,” she added. “The wind was so strong it took me several minutes to get from the pole to the car.”

 

Soaking wet, Anderson finally made her way to the car.

 

Anderson said she looked at the woman behind the steering wheel and said, “You just saved my life.”

 

Dr. Kirkpatrick said she saw Anderson and knew she had to save her.

 

Anderson and Dr. Kirkpatrick sat in her car and waited for the strong winds to pass.

 

Once the wind and rain settled, they made their way into the hospital’s parking garage.

 

“Dr. Kirkpatrick is the most wonderful human being on the face of the earth. I cannot thank her enough for what she did. She was so kind,” Anderson said.

 

The storm forced officials to declare a state of emergency.

 

Pike County Emergency Management officials said they received reports of minor property damage mostly resulting in downed trees, power lines and debris.

Author Name: 
Abigail Gibson
Friday, March 17, 2017

March is National Kidney Month and Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) joins the National Kidney Foundation in urging all Americans to think about their kidney health and schedule a checkup.

 

“The kidneys are the smartest and most complex organs in the body,” explained Dr. Chinmay Patel, PMC Nephrologist, “and they are involved in various functions including getting rid of excess water and body waste, as well as keeping bones and blood healthy.”

 

Kidneys filter 200 liters of blood a day, help regulate blood pressure and direct red blood cell production, but they are also prone to disease.

 

One in three Americans are at risk for kidney disease due to diabetes, high blood pressure or a family history of kidney failure.

 

“Chronic kidney disease from diabetes is the most common kidney issue treated at PMC,” said Dr. Patel. Kidney damage caused by diabetes is called diabetic nephropathy. Dr. Patel continued, “In fact, diabetes is the most common cause of end stage renal disease (ESRD) in the world.”

 

There are more than 26 million Americans who already have kidney disease, and most don’t know it because there are often no symptoms until the disease has progressed.

 

People with diabetes should get regular screenings for kidney disease.

 

“PMC offers everything from prevention to treatment of diabetic nephropathy,” said Dr. Patel.

 

“Early diagnosis and early intervention are the keys to preventing progression to ESRD,” advised Dr. Patel. Tests include a urine test to detect protein in your urine and a blood test to show how well your kidneys are working.

 

If the damage continues, your kidneys could fail. People with kidney failure need dialysis and/or a kidney transplant.

 

“We at PMC offer different modalities of dialysis including both hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis,” explained Dr. Patel. “We refer patients for getting a kidney transplant.”

 

“I chose to study nephrology because I like tackling things which I find difficult and complex,” said Dr. Patel.

 

Dr. Patel is located on the 8th floor of the PMC Clinic Building.

 

To schedule an appointment for a kidney checkup, please call 606-218-2208.

Author Name: 
Amy Charles
Friday, March 17, 2017

PIKEVILLE — Judi’s Place for Kids has become a “safe haven” for sexually abused children throughout eastern Kentucky, by providing specialized services, including interviews, medical care, and mental health services.

 

For the past 10 years, the organization has fought to put an end to child abuse with the strong backing of the community.

 

Judi’s Place for Kids provides care to more than 250 children per year serving a five-county area – Pike, Floyd, Letcher, Martin and Johnson. Proceeds from this event help provide special services and their families with proper care at no cost.

 

Judi’s Place for Kids is gearing up for their 10th annual Run with Courage 5K run and one-mile walk.

 

The event will take place on Saturday, April 8, at the Eastern Kentucky Exposition Center Main Street Plaza. Registration will begin at 7 a.m., followed by the race at 9 a.m.

 

The race was created to celebrate children in our community while building a strong commitment to fight back against abuse.

 

Race participants are encouraged to wear superhero costumes as a way to show support.

 

The event’s theme, “Run with Courage,” was designed to bring awareness to the courage it takes for children of abuse to come forward.

 

In addition to the 5K run and 1-mile walk, a kids’ run will follow both events. A costume contest and live entertainment will also take place before the awards ceremony.

 

For more information, call 606-437-7447, or email info@judisplace.org.

SUPER HERO: Adults and children alike will be on hand to take part in the 10th-annual Run with Courage race hosted by Judi’s Place for Kids. The race is set for April 8.
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Author Name: 
Abigail Gibson
Friday, March 17, 2017

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