INEZ — Pikeville broke open a scoreless game late and the Lady Panthers topped Sheldon Clark, 7-2, in the 15th Region All “A” Classic championship game played on April 13.

Savanna Nunemaker had three hits and drove home two runs while Cassidy Lowe added a pair of RBIs as Pikeville punched its ticket to the state tournament while improving to 8-10.

Alexis Stanley added three hits to back the pitching of winner Meghan Cochran.

Carla Mullins took the loss for the Lady Cardinals, now 5-7.



At Inez

(All ‘A’ Classic championship)

SCORE BY INNINGS:                                R-H-E

PHS (8-10)…........................000  033  1 – 7-12-1

SC (5-7)….…........................000  002  0 – 2-  9-2

Pitching:

WP – Meagan Cochran

LP – Carla Mullins

Hitting: Alexis Stanley 3h; Savanna Nunemaker 3h, 2 RBIs; Cassidy Lowe 2 RBIs, Pikeville; Kelsey Dean 2h; Carla Mullins 1 RBI, Sheldon Clark.



Betsy Layne….........................11

Phelps…………..........................5

STANVILLE — Betsy Layne rallied from an early two-run deficit to knock off Phelps, 11-5, in a game played on April 13.

Eddi Akers had two hits, including a double, and drove in four runs as the Lady Bobcats improved to 6-4. Emily Kidd added two singles to back the pitching of winner Brandy Morrow.

Phelps dropped to 4-6.



At Stanville

SCORE BY INNINGS:                                        R

PHS (4-6)…..................................110  210  0 –  5

BL (6-4)…….................................025  112 x – 11

Pitching:

WP – Brandy Morrow

Hitting: Emily Kidd 2-1b; Eddi Akers 2b, 1b, 4 RBIs, Betsy Layne.



Belfry………............................10

South Floyd…...........................5

GOODY — Belfry used a five-run, second inning to snap a tie with South Floyd and roll to a 10-5 win in a game played at Massey Energy Field on April 13.

Taylor Maynard had two hits, scored two runs and drove in a pair as the Lady Pirates improved to 8-5. Kayla Christian added a base hit and batted in two runs while Alix Young singled, scored twice and drove in one run while winning pitcher Kendra Gannon singled and batted in one.

Nikki Johnson had one hit and knocked home one run while Brook Potter walked twice for the Lady Raiders, who fell to 3-5. Cheyenne Light added an RBI. Leighann Hall took the loss.



At Goody

SCORE BY INNINGS:                                R-H-E

SF (3-5)….............................200  030  0 –   5-5-3

BHS (8-5)…..........................251  010  x – 10-8-3

Pitching:

WP – Kendra Gannon

LP – Leighann Hall

Hitting: Brooke Potter 2-bb, 1r; Nikki Johnson 1b, 1 RBI; Cheyenne Light 1 RBI, South Floyd; Alix Young 1b, hbp, 2r, 1 RBI; Taylor Maynard 2-1b, 2r, 2 RBIs; Kayla Christian 1b, 2 RBIs; Kyra Stafford 2b, 1r; Kendra Gannon 1b, 1 RBI, Belfry.



Magoffin County…..................11

Prestonsburg………...................1

SALYERSVILLE — Magoffin County’s Jazzy Howard had three hits, scored four runs and drove in two to lead the Lady Hornets to an 11-1 win over Prestonsburg in a game played on April 13.

Leslie Howard added two hits and scored while Morgan Wilson had two hits and batted in two runs. Kristin Gamble added three hits and batted in one run.

Laylee Burchell was the winning pitcher.



At Salyersville

SCORE BY INNINGS:                                        R

PB (1-3)…........................................000  010 –   1

MC (4-8).......................................…320  303 – 11

Pitching:

WP – Laylee Burchell

Hitting: Jazzy Howard 3h, 4r, 2 RBIs; Leslie Howard 2h, 1r; Morgan Wilson 2h, 1 RBI; Kia Bolen 2h, 1r, 1 RBI; Kristin Gamble 3h, 1 RBI, Magoffin County.



Jenkins….............................…17

Hazard……...............................4

HAZARD — Jenkins scored six times in the fourth inning and added seven runs in the sixth to pull away and trounce Hazard, 17-4, in the 14th Region All “A” Classic championship game played on April 11.

The Lady Cavaliers, now 10-1, were led by Melissa Bartley who belted a home run and also doubled. Lexi Stambaugh had a pair of doubles and winning pitcher Caitlynn Estevez doubled.

Chandler Maggard was the losing pitcher for Hazard, which fell to 8-3.

 

At Hazard

(All ‘A’ Classic championship)

SCORE BY INNINGS:                                         R

JHS (10-1)…....................................301  607 – 17

HZ (8-3)……...................................000  310 –   4

Pitching:

WP – Caitlynn Estevez

LP – Chandler Maggard

Hitting: Melissa Bartley HR, 2b; Lexi Stambaugh 2-2b; Caitlynn Estevez 2b, Jenkins.



Jenkins……..........................…..7

Leslie County….........................2

HAZARD — Jenkins pushed across three runs in the first inning and went on to beat Leslie County, 9-1, in the 14th Region All “A” Classic semifinals played at Hazard High School on April 9.

It was the battle of the region’s top two teams, both now 9-1 overall.

Melissa Bartley doubled to back the strong pitching effort of winner Caitlynn Estevez.



At Hazard

(All ‘A’ Classic semifinals)

SCORE BY INNINGS:                                        R

JHS (9-1)....................................…303  100  0 – 7

LC (9-1)…......................................000  002  0 – 2

Pitching:

WP – Caitlynn Estevez

LP – Katie Johnson

Hitting: Melissa Bartley 2b, Jenkins.



Pike Central…......................8-11

Sheldon Clark…....................7- 1

BUCKLEYS CREEK — Pike County Central scored an 11-1 win in the nightcap of a doubleheader played on April 11.

With the win, the Lady Hawks (8-5) completed the sweep of the Lady Cardinals, who fell to 5-6.

Beth Reed was the winning pitcher in both games for Central.

Josie Howard, Hope Lafferty and Gracie Presley had two hits each for SC while Paige Maynard knocked in a pair of runs in game two.



At Buckleys Creek

(Game 2)

SCORE BY INNINGS:                                R-H-E

SC (5-6)…...............................142  000  0 – 7-9-3

PCC (8-5)…............................200  240  x – 8-4-0

Pitching:

WP – Beth Reed

LP – Carla Mullins

Hitting: Josie Howard 2h; Hope Lafferty 2h; Gracie Presley 2h; Paige Maynard 2 RBIs, Sheldon Clark.

At Buckleys Creek

(Game 1)

SCORE BY INNINGS:                                R-H-E

SC (5-5)….................................100  00 –   1-  2-2

PCC (7-5)…..............................052  04 – 11-10-0

Pitching:

WP – Beth Reed

LP – Carla Mullins





WILLIAMSBURG — The University of Pikeville dropped a 9-1 decision in game two and was swept in a doubleheader played on April 18.

Cody Chagnon doubled and drove in one run and Jacob DiThomas had a pair of hits as the Bears fell to 15-24. Josh Bailey singled and scored. James Brooks took the nightcap loss.

In the opener, Chagnon belted a home run, singled and drove in two runs as the Bears fell 8-7. Bailey added two hits, scored once and batted in three. Erik Manning collected three hits, including a double and scored.

Connor Osborne tripled and scored and DiThomas singled and scored twice. Dalton Dahley was the losing pitcher.



At Williamsburg

(Game 2)

SCORE BY INNINGS:                               R-H-E

UP (15-24)….........................000  100  0 – 1- 4-2

UC (23-22)…........................204  012  x – 9-15-1

Pitching:

WP – Ricky Osorio

LP – James Brooks

Hitting: Cody Chagnon 2b, 1 RBI; Jacob DiThomas 2-1b; Josh Bailey 1b, 1r, UPIKE.



At Williamsburg

(Game 1)

SCORE BY INNINGS:                                R-H-E

UP (15-23)…....................104  000  020 – 7-12-1

UC (22-22)...................….004  020  20x – 8-14-2

Pitching:

WP – Mathias Brewers

LP – Dalton Dahley

Hitting: Cody Chagnon HR, 1b, 1r, 2 RBIs; Josh Bailey 2-1b, 1r, 3 RBIs; Erik Manning 2b, 2-1b, 1r; Connor Osborne 3b, 1r; Jacob DiThomas 1b, 2r, UPIKE.



Cumberlands….........................9

UPIKE……...........................……6

WILLIAMSBURG — University of Cumberlands broke a four-all tie and went on to hand the University of Pikeville a 9-6 loss in a game played on April 17.

Patrick Schloss doubled, singled and drove in three runs while Cody Chagnon doubled and knocked home two runs as the Bears fell to 15-22. Josh Bailey had two hits and scored and Erik Manning scored two runs and batted in one.

Bryce Carden took the loss.



At Williamsburg

SCORE BY INNINGS:                                R-H-E

UP (15-22)…....................002  002  011 – 6-  8-4

UC (21-22)…....................010  030  23x – 9-11-3

Pitching:

WP – Jeff Rivera

LP – Bryce Carden

Hitting: Patrick Schloss 2b, 1b, 3 RBIs; Cody Chagnon 2b, 2 RBIs; Josh Bailey 2-1b, 1r; Erik Manning 2r, 1 RBI, UPIKE.



St. Catharine….......................14

UPIKE………...........................…2

PIKEVILLE — St. Catharine completed a series sweep of the University of Pikeville with a 14-2 win in a game played at Johnnie LeMaster Field on April 12.

The Bears, now 15-21, fell behind 4-0 and never recovered. St. Cath improved to 26-9.

Mike Peluffo doubled and drove in one run for the Bears while Jacob DiThomas added two hits and scored one run. Erik Manning singled and scored and Cody Chagnon had two singles.

Josh Bailey took the loss.



At Pikeville

SCORE BY INNINGS:                               R-H-E

SC (26-9)….........................040  230  5 – 14-17-1

UP (15-21)..........................010  000  1 –   2-  9-0

Pitching:

WP – Daniel Lerma

LP – Josh Bailey

Hitting: Mike Peluffo 2b, 1 RBI; Jacob DiThomas 2-1b, 1r; Erik Manning 1b, 1r; Cody Chagnon 2-1b, UPIKE.



UPIKE drops pair to St. Catharine

PIKEVILLE — The University of Pikeville managed just four hits in game two and fell to St. Catharine 6-1 in the nightcap of a doubleheader played at Johnnie LeMaster Field on April 11.

The Bears, who fell to 15-20, dropped the opener 9-0.

In the nightcap, Nicolas Gonzales doubled and singled and Connor Osborne scored the lone run. James Brooks suffered the loss.

In the opener, Erik Manning doubled and singled to lead the Bears.

Bryce Carden was tagged with the loss.



At Pikeville

(Game 2)

SCORE BY INNINGS:                                R-H-E

SC (25-9)…...........................002  000  4 – 6-12-3

UP (15-20)............................000  010  0 –  1-  4-0

Pitching:

WP – Steven Borkowski

LP – James Brooks

Hitting: Nicolas Gonzales 2b, 1b; Connor Osborne 1r, UPIKE.



At Pikeville

(Game 1)

SCORE BY INNINGS:                                 R-H-E

SC (24-9)…........................133  000  020 – 9-10-1

UP (15-19)….....................000  000  000 – 0-  4-5

Pitching:

WP – John Werner

LP – Bryce Carden

Hitting: Erik Manning 2b, 1b, UPIKE.



Manning’s bat lifts UPIKE past TT

PIKEVILLE — University of Pikeville’s Erik Manning doubled home the winning run in the bottom of the 10th inning as the Bears rallied from a 5-1 deficit to beat Tennessee Temple, 7-6, in a game played at Johnnie LeMaster Field on April 10.

Manning also singled, scored and knocked in a pair of runs as the Bears improved to 15-18.

Connor Osborne added two hits, scored and drove in two runs while Josh Bailey had three hits, including a double. Mike Peluffo doubled and scored twice while Patrick Schloss doubled, singled, and knocked in one run.

Cody Clark was the winning pitcher in relief.



At Pikeville

SCORE BY INNINGS:                                R-H-E

TT (15-8)…..................104  000  000   0– 6-14-2

UP (15-18)…................100  001  102   1– 7-12-2

Pitching:

WP – Cody Clark

LP – Micah Wyatt

Hitting: Connor Osborne 2-1b, 1r, 2 RBIs; Erik Manning 2b, 1b, 1r, 2 RBIs; Josh Bailey 2b, 2-1b; Mike Peluffo 2b, 2r; Patrick Schloss 2b, 1b, 1 RBI, UPIKE.

LEBANON, Tenn. — University of Pikeville pitcher Sydney Morris scattered six hits as the Bears beat Cumberland University, 7-1, to complete a doubleheader sweep played on April 17.

UPIKE, now 18-16, took the opener 7-1 behind Lauren Barnes’ pitching gem.

Eady Beth Connally had four hits, including a double, scored twice and knocked home three runs in game two. Haley Jo Patton doubled and drove in one run while Breana Pineda and Brandi Jo Hoard had two singles and scored a pair of runs each.

In the opener, Howard doubled, singled, scored and batted in two while Connally had two hits, scored and drove in one. Hawley Ill double and scored while Sydney Beckelhymer doubled, singled and knocked in two. Logan Cline singled, scored twice and had an RBI.



At Lebanon, Tenn.

(Game 2)

SCORE BY INNINGS:                               R-H-E

UP (18-16)…........................013  300  0 – 7-12-0

CU (12-24)…........................001  000  0 – 1-  6-1

Pitching:

WP – Sydney Morris

LP – Kristen Abell

Hitting: Eady Beth Connally 2b, 3-1b, 2r, 3 RBIs; Haley Jo Patton 2b, 1 RBI; Breana Pineda 2-1b, 2r; Brandi Jo Howard 2-1b, 1 RBI, UPIKE.



At Lebanon, Tenn.

(Game 1)

SCORE BY INNINGS:                                R-H-E

UP (17-16)…..........................100  024  0 – 7-9-0

CU (12-23)…..........................000  000  1 – 1-9-3

Pitching:

WP – Lauren Barnes

LP – Leah Newsome

Hitting: Brandi Jo Howard 2b, 1b, 1r, 2 RBIs; Eady Beth Connally 2-1b, 1r, 1 RBI; Hawley Ill 2b, 1r; Logan Cline 1b, 2r, 1 RBI; Sydney Beckelhymer 2b, 1b, 2 RBIs, UPIKE.



UPIKE………..........................7-6

Cumberland U.....................3-10

LEBANON, Tenn. — The University of Pikeville earned a 7-3 victory over Cumberland University to earn a doubleheader split in games played at Lebanon High School Field on April 16.

In the second game win, Kayla Brown had two hits, including a double, scored one run and batted in two while Hawley Ill added two hits, scored and drove in one.

Logan Cline and Sydney Beckelhymer singled, scored and had an RBI each to back the pitching of winner Sydney Morris.

In the opening 10-6 loss, Breana Pineda belted a home run, singled, scored twice and knocked home two. Ill, the losing pitcher, doubled, singled, scored and batted in two runs.



At Lebanon, Tenn.

(Game 2)

SCORE BY INNINGS:                                R-H-E

UP (16-16)…....................…040  201  0 – 7-10-3

CU (12-22)…....................…002  001  0 – 3-  8-3

Pitching:

WP – Sydney Morris

LP – Kristen Abell

Hitting: Kayla Brown 2b, 1b, 1r, 2 RBIs; Hawley Ill 2-1b, 1r, 1 RBI; Brandi Jo Howard 2-1b, 1r; Hollie Hinkle 2-1b, 1r; Logan Cline 1b, 1r, 1 RBI; Sydney Beckelhymer 1b, 1r, 1 RBI, UPIKE.



At Lebanon, Tenn.

(Game 1)

SCORE BY INNINGS:                                R-H-E

UP (15-16)…........................011  040  0 –  6- 8-4

CU (12-21)….......................500  221  x – 10-12-1

Pitching:

WP – Leah Newsome

LP – Hawley Ill

Hitting: Breana Pineda HR, 1b, 2r, 2 RBIs; Hawley Ill 2b, 1b, 1r, 2 RBIs; Hollie Hinkle 2b, 1r; Eady Beth Connally 1b, 1r, UPIKE.



UPIKE………..…......................6-2

St. Catharine……...................1-4

PIKEVILLE — The University of Pikeville earned a doubleheader split with St. Catharine, winning the nightcap 6-1 in games played at Paul Butcher Field on April 12.

Hollie Hinkle doubled, scored and batted in two to back the pitching of winner Hawley Ill. Brandi Jo Howard added two hits and scored twice while Eady Beth Connally doubled and scored.

In the opener, Kayla Brown had two hits, including a double, as the Bears fell 4-2. Whitney Back singled and batted in one run.

Lauren Barnes took the loss.



At Pikeville

(Game 2)

SCORE BY INNINGS:                               R-H-E

SC (11-21)…...........................100  000  0 – 1-3-6

UP (15-15)..........................….013  200  x – 6-9-0

Pitching:

WP – Hawley Ill

LP – Tiffany Wickline

Hitting: Hollie Hinkle 2b, 1r, 2 RBIs; Brandi Jo Howard 2-1b, 2r; Kayla Brown 2-1b; Eady Beth Connally 2b, 1r, UPIKE.



At Pikeville

(Game 1)

SCORE BY INNINGS:                                R-H-E

SC (11-20)….......................000  010  30 – 4-10-2

UP (14-15)…......................000  100  10 – 2-  3-4

Pitching:

WP – Krystal Cammuse

LP – Lauren Barnes

Hitting: Kayla Brown 2b, 1b; Whitney Back 1b, 1 RBI, UPIKE.



UPIKE splits twinbill With St. Cath

PIKEVILLE — University of Pikeville came up on a short end of a 2-1 decision to finish with a doubleheader split played at Paul Butcher Field on April 11.

Lauren Barnes allowed just three hits in getting tagged with the loss.

Kayla Brown had two singles and Hawley Ill singled and drove in UPIKE’s lone run.

In the opener, Ill singled and scored as UPKE earned a 2-1 win. Brown singled and Brittany Adams singled.

Sydney Morris was the winner.



At Pikeville

(Game 2)

SCORE BY INNINGS:                                R-H-E

SC (10-20)….........................100  000  01 – 2-3-2

UP (14-14).........................…100  000  00 – 1-5-2

Pitching:

WP – Tiffany Wickline

LP – Lauren Barnes

Hitting: Kayla Brown 2-1b; Hawley Ill 1b, 1 RBI, UPIKE.



At Pikeville

(Game 1)

SCORE BY INNINGS:                                R-H-E

SC (9-20)….............................001  000  0 – 1-6-2

UP (14-13)...........................…000  001  1 – 2-4-2

Pitching:

WP – Sydney Morris

LP – Krystal Cammuse

Hitting: Hawley Ill 1b, 1r; Brandi Jo Howard 1r; Kayla Brown 1b; Brittany Adams 1b, UPIKE.



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RECOGNIZED: Pikeville Medical Center Chief Operating Officer Juanita Deskins, far right, poses with hospital volunteers during the volunteer banquet, held at the Landmark Inn in Pikeville on April 13.

PIKEVILLE – Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) celebrated its volunteers during the 25th annual volunteer banquet on April 13 at the Landmark Inn in Pikeville.

Dana King, director of guest relations and emcee of the event, recognized hospital volunteers for their hard work throughout the year.

“Our volunteers make a huge difference in the lives of our patients,” said King. “Their dedication makes PMC a better place. I am so proud of their contributions and appreciate the compassion shown by each volunteer.”

Volunteers enjoyed food and fellowship as awards were presented to adult and teen volunteers by Chief Operating Officer Juanita Deskins.

Ronnie Bedwell received the Ed Elder Volunteer of the Year Award. Bedwell spends most of his time helping patients and visitors at the PMC Clinic information desk.

“I was honored to receive this award,” said Bedwell. “I feel led by God to volunteer at Pikeville Medical Center. It gives me the opportunity to witness and to help people.”

Bedwell spent most of his life in Opelika, Ala. On Jan. 1, 2011, in the PMC Chapel, he married Nell Bedwell, Pikeville Medical Leonard Lawson Cancer Center outreach coordinator.

Each Tuesday at noon, Bedwell can be found in the PMC Inpatient Rehabilitation Hospital playing his guitar alongside other volunteers who sing and play gospel music for patients.

The 2015 Rosanna Hamilton Leading Contributor Award went to Roger Ratliff with 673 volunteer hours for the year.

Other awards included:

•Leading Contributor Adult Awards: Ronnie Bedwell, 599 hours and Odis Blankenship, 423 hours

•Top Adult Awards: Jeanette Elder, 10,244 hours; Bobby Sullivan, 9,808 hours; Phoebe Burchett, 8,290 hours

•Top Junior Awards:  Johnathan Fields, 747 hours; Lola Meyers, 544 hours; Nicholas Hatfield, 211 hours

More than 200 people volunteer throughout the hospital every year.

For more information about PMC’s Volunteer Services, call Dana King at 606-218-3521 or visit http://pikevillehospital.org/volunteers.



PIKEVILLE — Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) proudly announces the addition of John A. Nesbitt II, MD, urologist.

Dr. Nesbitt received his Bachelor of Science degree from Wake Forest University in Winston Salem, NC, a Master of Science degree from the University of Louisville and his M.D. from the University of Louisville School of Medicine.  He is board certified by the American Board of Urology.

A full-service urologist, Dr. Nesbitt specializes in enlarged prostate, prostate cancer, kidney stones, bladder leakage, bladder cancer, and testicular masses, pain and cancer.

“I felt a calling to go into medicine,” he said. “In medical school, I had to choose medical or surgical.  I wanted to do surgical, and I really liked urology because it has both medical and surgical.  I feel like I made the right choice.”

Dr. Nesbitt enjoys connecting with patients.

“My patients say they can talk to me and I listen,” said Dr. Nesbitt.  “Personal interaction is one way in which I thrive, and my patients appreciate my understanding ear.”

He joins PMC Urologist Dr. Mark Swofford and is motivated by PMC’s team approach to patient care.

“I am excited about working with Dr. Swofford,” said Dr. Nesbitt.  “Working together, we can care for patients while expanding into additional areas in the future.” 

In his spare time, he enjoys the art of woodworking and stain glass, flying and spending time with family.

Dr. Nesbitt married his high school sweetheart, Pat.  They have two daughters and one granddaughter.

Dr. Nesbitt is located on the 2nd floor of the PMC Clinic.  For more information, call 606-218-3500. To schedule a physician appointment, call 606-218-1000.



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ADDRESSING THE CROWD: Pikeville-Pike County Airport Board Member Paul E. Patton, left, addresses those in attendance during a special meeting held on April 10. Chairman William “Bill” Hickman is shown standing at right.

PIKEVILLE – With its initial advertising campaign in the rear view mirror, the Pikeville-Pike County Airport Board is pushing forward with plans members hope will boost ticket sales for Appalachian Air.

Ticket sales since the service was launched last October have been slow aboard the 19-passenger British Aerospace Jetstream J32 turboprop aircraft, operated by Public Charters of Pennsylvania and Corporate Flight Management of Tennessee.

“We’ve got to work to build it [the service] and must do more to get people to use the service,” Chairman William “Bill” Hickman said, during the meeting held at the University of Pikeville Community Technology Center on April 10.

One of the major concerns with business and recreational users is the lack of passenger screening at the airport. Presently, passengers are routed to Corporate Flight Management’s site in Nashville and then transported to nearby Nashville International Airport.

“One of the biggest concerns I’m hearing is the cost of the flight and the baggage issue,” Board Member Walter E. May said.

Luke B. Schmidt, President of Louisville-based L.B. Schmidt & Associates, LLC, the consulting firm that has served as the facilitator for the project, said officials and his group were blindsided when the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) rejected the approval of screening at the airport.

“We never saw that coming,” Schmidt said. “We asked the TSA to re-consider granting the request.”

Schmidt told members a meeting is now set with the TSA for April 30.

Board Member Frank Hatcher said the screening and baggage issue is something that needs to be resolved before moving ahead with advertising plans.

“This needs to be fixed before we do anything else,” Hatcher said.

Board Member Brent Wager echoed Hatcher.

“Screening is a top priority for us,” he said. “There’s no question this would boost customer use.”

Kenneth Rambo, vice president of Heartland Communications Consultants of Elizabethtown, handled the promotional advertising of the service totaling $60,000 for print media and digital only.

“This time around we are including television advertising,” Rambo said. “Our plans are to spend $90,000 over the next 12 months.”

The advertising blitz is scheduled to begin in May to include television.

Rambo added that 13 percent of the budget will go to radio, with an additional five percent to print and digital media, as well as three percent to outdoor advertising.

Officials were hoping to increase advertising dollars to $220,000. This would be done only with outside help.

“We are losing money yearly,” Wagner said. “We only make money from hanger rentals and fueling of planes.”

Hickman added that the board needed to look at ways for the air service to provide package deals for its customers.

“This service just isn’t about the business customers, but it’s about recreational use as well,” he said. “We are six months in and I haven’t heard one thing about ways to improve usage.”

PIKEVILLE — Freedom Seed and Feed, LLC partnered with the University of Pikeville to develop a research institute designed to facilitate the development of this new industry within the coalfield region of Eastern Kentucky.

Paul E. Patton, chancellor and interim president of the University of Pikeville, shared his enthusiasm for the project during a press conference last week.

“Being the leading university of Central Appalachia, we are the perfect anchor institution for this type of initiative,” said Patton. “The institute’s focus on student-based research is an essential ingredient to enriching the University of Pikeville’s focus on service learning. Research development will be a critical component in helping create a stronger economy in Appalachia. ” 

With a specific focus on industrial hemp, the institute is charged with developing a regional research and development model centered on regenerative design.

The University of Pikeville will begin its industrial hemp pilot projects in early spring. To learn more about the institute, visit http://upike.edu/irdi




PIKEVILLE — Organ, eye and tissue donors could save up to eight lives.

April is known as National Donate Life Month (NDLM). First celebrated in 2003, NDLM is recognized as a time to celebrate those who have given the gift of life to others through donation and to encourage the public to be organ, eye and tissue donors.

According to Donate Life America, “nearly 124,000 men, women and children are awaiting organ transplants in the United States.”

The need for organ donation is great.  Every 10 minutes another person is added to the national transplant waiting list.

In 2013, the number of organ transplants performed in the U.S. more than doubled the number of people who donated organs.

The United Network for Organ Sharing reports up-to-date organ transplant information. As of Monday, April 13, at 9:56am there were 123,306 candidates in need of an organ and waiting for a transplant; 78,202 of those candidates are classified as “active.”

An active candidate, as defined by the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network (OPTN), is “someone who is eligible to be considered for an organ offer at any given time. Some candidates are labeled as temporarily ‘inactive,’ because they are medically unsuitable for transplantation or because they need to complete other eligibility requirements.”

To register to become an organ donor, go to http://donatelife.net/register-now.



Source:

http://donatelife.net
http://unos.org
http://optn.transplant.hrsa.gov



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CELEBRATING COAL: Students tour the art exhibit at the annual CEDAR Coal Fair, held this month at the University of Pikeville gym. More than 400 projects were created by students in various subjects.



PIKEVILLE — Students from Floyd, Pike, Johnson and surrounding counties entered more than 400 projects in the annual regional CEDAR Coal Fair.

The coal fair is one of many programs that CEDAR (Coal Education Development and Resource) hosts annually to raise awareness about the coal industry.

Students in grades kindergarten through 12th grade participate, using coal-themed projects to detail things they researched or learned in science, math, English, art, music, technology or social studies.

Overall, 63 students earned prizes in each category and nine students were selected as grade-level winners.

This year, Pike Central High School student Emily Willis earned the Project of the Year honor for her detailed model of a mountaintop removal site.

Judges said this project could be utilized in any classroom to teach students about coal mining.

Willis earned a prize package worth $3,000, including a trip to a national convention.





And the winners are:

Grades K-4

Science

1. Jadyn Estep of Highland Elementary

2. Arionna Berry of Southside Elementary

3. Peyton Caudill of Beaver Creek Elementary

Math

1. Kerri Hubbard of Southside Elementary

2. Kenton Dotson of Phelps

3. Ashley Moore of June Buchanan School

English Literature

1. Maisie Ward of Paintsville

2. Laci O’Quinn of Duff

3. Coresha Smith of May Valley

Art

1. Mary Gibson of Jones fork

2. Tanner Castle of Highland Elementary

3. Emily Triplett of Porter Elementary

Music

1. Slone Akers of May Valley

2. Mia Thompson of Paintsville

3. McKenna Gearles of Phelps

Technology, Multi-media

1. Emily Fowler of Paintsville

2. Owen Dotson of Phelps Elementary

3. Payton Lyons of Prestonsburg

Social Studies

1. Todd Prater of Duff

2. Elizabeth Goodman of May Valley

3. Kyler Hardin of Phelps

Grades 9-12

Science

1. Amanda Arts of Pike Central

2. Madison Justice of Pike Central

3. Mery Beth Hall of Pike Central

Math

1. Emily Willis of Pike Central

2. Tyler Lowe of Pike Central

3. Kayla Thacker of Pike Central

English Literature

1. Dalton McCown of June Buchanan School

2. McKenzie Bentley of Phelps

3. Morgan Fannin of Phelps

Art

1. Rachel Williams of Betsy Layne

2. Grace Boleyn of June Buchanan

3. Sarah Tackett of Betsy Layne

Music

1. Memo Bustos of Pike Central

1. Chelsie Hatfield of East Ridge

2. Lauren Dalton of Phelps

3. Brandon Norman of Phelps

Technology, Multi-media

1. Gregory Coleman of Phelps

2. P.J. Sowards of Pike Central

3. Brooke Sullivan of Phelps

Social Studies

1. Carli Dotson of Phelps

2. Kendra Charles of Phelps

3. Lauren Briggs of Phelps


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. This lonely tree reminds me that the beautiful green leaves that surrounded it last spring will return in all their glory. The snows have fallen and the floodwaters have risen, but now the beautiful green leaves and blooms of spring are returning.

Thomas O. Chisholm writes in the second verse of the hymn Great Is Thy Faithfulness “springtime and harvest join with all nature in manifold witness to thy great faithfulness, mercy and love.”  I’m grateful for another spring that reminds me of God’s great faithfulness, mercy and love. May we all be reminded of these truths and more shared with us by Spring’s Sentinel, the solitary pine.

~PMC Chaplain Sam Crawford may be reached at 606-218-3969.

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