Medical Leader | BSCTC
FALL BLITZ: Gail Cooley, an advisor in the Center for Student Engagement (CSE), works with a student on academic planning and career exploration.

PRESTONSBURG, Ky. – Big Sandy Community and Technical College launched a Fall Enrollment Blitz for prospective students.

The campaign features a launch site ( where students can complete an inquiry form and be entered to win an iPad Air.

“We have a rich history of providing quality education and workforce training to the people of our service area,” said Dr. George D. Edwards, president and CEO of BSCTC. “Our commitment to our students and the region remains the same.”

BSCTC offers 27 programs and more than 200 credentials. The college’s Go2Transfer program allows for easy transfer of credits to four-year universities, while its Go2Work program allows students to earn industry-leading credentials in high-wage, high-demand fields in two years or less.

According to the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority, students who attend community and technical colleges in Kentucky save more than $7,000 a year.  BSCTC offers convenient campus locations in Hager Hill, Paintsville, Pikeville and Paintsville and online course options.

By attending BSCTC, students receive a great education without getting weighed down in debt. With tuition set at $147 per credit in the fall, BSCTC has the lowest tuition of any provider in the state. Students pay less than half of what they would pay at four-year institutions.  For students seeking to transfer, BSCTC offers a variety of transfer scholarships to four-year institutions across the state.

“For many students, the most significant barrier in their pursuit of a college education is affordability,” said Dr. Edwards. “We have worked diligently to keep our cost low and our standards high, while focusing on student access, retention and success.”

BSCTC will hold registration for the Fall semester on August 11-12 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. each day on all of its campuses.

For more information, call 1-855-GO-BSCTC or visit

Step 1


Students can complete an admissions application online at

Step 2


Prospective students must submit transcripts from high school and/or any previously attended colleges and universities. Official transcripts can only be sent from the institution to BSCTC.  Transcripts can be mailed to BSCTC, 1 Bert T. Combs Drive, Prestonsburg, Ky. 41653.  Additionally, students must provide a high school diploma or GED.

Step 3


Students should submit ACT, SAT, Compass and KYOTE scores to the office of admissions.  Depending on test results, students may be required to take the Compass exam to determine placement in specific general education courses. 

Step 4


Students are encouraged to complete their FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) at

Step 5


Students should contact the Center for Student Engagement at 606-886-3863 to set up an advising session.  The center supports students in academic planning and career exploration during their first semester until the admissions office assigns a permanent advisor based on the student’s field of study. 


By choosing BSCTC, students are making a commitment to “Start Smart. Start Here.” Through the Go2Transfer program, you can transfer with ease to the college and university of your choice.  In two years or less, our Go2Work program can train students for high-demand jobs that are hiring now.

Medical Leader | TEDDY PAYNTER


Coach of the Year

PIKEVILLE – When everything was on the line, Belfry head baseball coach Michael Hagy handed the baseball over to junior pitcher Keaton Taylor.

Taylor turned in a blue-collar performance for the Pirates in a heartbreaking 3-2 loss in the 15th Region Tournament semifinals. It was a game he could have easily won.

He was more than a pitcher, though, for the Pirates, who finished 25-14, second only to regional champion Johnson Central.

Taylor hit .411, going 53-for-129. He scored 61 runs, breaking the old school record of 46 by Derrick Pauley (1999) and Tyler Dotson (2007). He had seven doubles, two triples, one dinger and batted in 19 runs.

Throw in a school-record 52 stolen bases, breaking the old mark held by Timmy Lovern (35) in 2010.

The BHS standout was honored this week by being named the Medical Leader’s Player of the Year.

He was one of five outstanding pitchers across the region. He was joined by Letcher Central’s Max Hall, Allen Central’s Junior Handshoe, East Ridge’s Zach Fields and Prestonsburg’s Travis Powers.

Paintsville Gabe Burchell and Betsy Layne’s Dylan Hamilton were tabbed as the region’s top catchers.

The infield consists of Pike Central’s Mac Justice, Pikeville’s Jacob Hamilton, Paintsville’s Lane Daniels, Prestonsburg’s Grant Anderson and Shelby Valley’s Austin Elswick.

Belfry’s Joey Duty leads an outfield that consists of Betsy Layne’s Houston Hall, South Floyd’s Hunter Johnson, Allen Central’s Trey Aldrich and Letcher Central’s Jaylyn Williams.

Belfry’s Zach Fields and Phelps Bailey Hurley were named as utility players.

Hagy captured the top coaching honor in a year that saw him surpass 200 career wins.

All-Area Baseball Team

Player of the Year: Keaton Taylor, Belfry

Coach of the Year: Michael Hagy

P – Max Hall, Letcher Central

P – Junior Handshoe, Sr., Allen Central

P – Zack Fields, Sr., East Ridge

P – Travis Powers, Jr., Prestonsburg

C – Dylan Hamilton, Sr., Betsy Layne

C – Gabe Burchell, Jr., Paintsville

INF – Mac Justice, Pike Central

INF – Jacob Hamilton, Sr., Pikeville

INF – Lane Daniels, Sr., Paintsville

INF – Grant Anderson, Sr., Prestonsburg

INF – Austin Elswick, So., Shelby Valley

OF – Joey Duty, Sr., Belfry

OF – Houston Hall, Sr., Betsy Layne

OF – Hunter Johnson, So., South Floyd

OF – Trey Aldrich, So., Allen Central

OF – Jaylyn Williams, So., Letcher Central 

UTL – Zac Fields, Sr., Belfry

UTL – Bailey Hurley, So., Phelps

Honorable Mention: Reed Williamson, Belfry; Max Hall, Letcher Central; Jordan Delph, Jenkins; Kash Daniel, Luke Daniels, Paintsville; Clay Slone, Issac Lucas, Pikeville; Johnny Miller, Christian Hagy, East Ridge; Peyton Case, Jonathan Brock, Betsy Layne; Brett Daniels, Marcus Gayheart, South Floyd; Caleb Spencer, Todd Slone, Mingo Central; Ethan Hager, David Runyon, Tug Valley; Cameron Blevins, Dustin Johnson, tanner Hamilton, Allen Central; Kyle Sneed, Leon Blankenship, Phelps; Aaron Foley, Jarrin Hall, Prestonsburg; Jacob Beverly, Chris Gunner, Shelby Valley.


LANGLEY — The Beaver Creek Veterinary Hospital, located in Langley in Floyd County, is bringing its vaccination and rabies services to areas throughout Floyd, Knott and Letcher counties.

The clinic, operated by veterinarian Shawn Tussey, is offering mobile rabies clinics, providing rabies shots and vaccinations for dogs and cats at numerous locations.

The clinic offered services in Knott County earlier this month and is traveling through Letcher County this weekend and Floyd County in July.

The schedule includes several clinics that will be held June 28 in Letcher County:

•8 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.: Deane Baptist Church

•9 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.: Fleming Gym parking lot

•10:15 a.m. to 11 a.m.: Burdine Christian School

•11:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.: Ovenfork Senior Citizen

•1:45 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.: Whitesburg Middle School

•2:45 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.: Beckham Bates School

•3:30 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.: Hwy. 7 Across from Letcher School

•4:30 p.m. to 5:15 p.m.: Roxana post office

•5:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.: Kingscreek Fire Department

•6:30 p.m. to 7:15 p.m.: Linefork Post Office

•7:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.: Hallie Post Office

•8:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.: Blackey Church parking lot

Rabies vaccines are $5 per animal. Vaccinations are $12 for dogs and $12 for cats.

Clinics will also be offered in Floyd County on July 12.

Rabies vaccines are $5 per animal. Other vaccinations are $12 for dogs and $12 for cats. For more information, call 606-285-9913 or visit the clinic’s Facebook page.

Allison Berger


PIKEVILLE — Local residents helped raise $1,400 for two hospitals that work to help children with cancer this month.

Steven Berger, coordinator for the 3rd Annual Allison Taylor Berger Memorial Soccer Tournament, reports that the proceeds for the June 7 event will be divided with $700 benefiting St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital and $700 benefiting cancer research at Kentucky Children’s Hospital.

He and his wife Crystal started the tournament three years ago as a way for family members and friends to remember and honor their 10-year-old daughter, Allison, who died in March 2011 following a courageous, 20-month battle with cancer.

Berger reported that approximately 80 people played, coached or volunteered at the tournament and up to 60 people attended to join in the fellowship and remember Allison.

“Crystal and I were truly blessed by the number of people who came to remember Allison and celebrate her life,” he said.

Allison was a student at St. Francis of Assisi School in Pike County when she was diagnosed with cancer in her brain and spinal cord in August 2009. She underwent surgery, followed by months of radiation and chemotherapy treatments.

She was an avid soccer player. She started playing at the Pikeville Area Family YMCA when she was three years old and was “fiercely determined” to play even after she underwent spinal cord surgery. Her love for the sport played a huge part in her physical rehabilitation, her father reported. She played her final season of soccer with the Pike County Youth Soccer Association in 2010.

Allison is taking her final rest in the Annie E. Young Cemetery in Pikeville. Her name graces the Allison Taylor Berger Memorial Bridge near Jack’s Creek in Floyd County.

The tournament was sponsored by several organizations and individuals, including Middlesboro ARH, Pikeville Medical Center Pharmacy, Mike and Patty Thompson, Beth Boyd of Grass Graffiti, BB&T of Pikeville, Walters Toyota, Dr. Lee Boyd and Dr. Tom Hartsock.

For more information about Allison, the tournament, or to contact organizers to make a donation, visit More pictures of the tournament are available on the “Crys Berger” Facebook page.

Medical Leader | TEDDY PAYNTER
 Caitlynn Estevez

PIKEVILLE — Jenkins junior pitcher Caitlynn Estevez, like so many other pitchers throughout the region, took the mound every time out for the Lady Cavaliers this season.

She compiled an overall record of 28 wins and just five losses.

She finished the year with 202 strikeouts while hitting for an average of .383 at the plate. He had 14 doubles.

Estevez was honored this week by being named the Medical Leader’s Player of the Year on the softball diamond.

She edged out East Ridge’s Christian Yates, who won 22 games while striking out 216 batters for the Lady Warriors. Yates hit .314.

The pitching staff is rounded out by Pikeville’s Ericka Conn, Prestonsburg’s Haley Howell and Letcher Central’s Cheyanne Stidham.

East Ridge’s Keslie Fuller and Phelps’ Caitlyn Norman were tabbed as catchers.

The infield consists of Belfry’s Sydni Bogar, Pikeville’s Stacie Gooch, East Ridge’s Lydia Potter, Jenkins’ Mercedes Boggs and Prestonsburg’s Allyson DeRossett.

The outfield is made up of Pikeville’s Camyrn Slone, Allen Central’s Brooklyn Martin, Pike Central’s Mollie Huffman and Shelby Valley’s Cassidy Begley.

Utility players named were Jenkins’ Whitney Creech and Betsy Layne’s Chloe Johnson.

Pikeville head coach David Thomas, who returned this past season, took Coach of the Year honors.

His Lady Panthers finished 20-17 and advanced to the 15th Region Tournament semifinals.

Player of the Year: Caitlynn Estevez, Jr., Jenkins

Coach of the Year: David Thomas, Pikeville

P – Christian Yates, Sr., East Ridge

P – Ericka Conn, Fr., Pikeville

P – Haley Howell, Sr., Prestonsburg

P – Cheyanne Stidham, Jr., Letcher Central

C – Kelsie Fuller, Sr., East Ridge

C – Caitlyn Norman, Sr., Phelps

INF – Sydni Bogar, Sr. Belfry

INF – Stacie Gooch, Sr., Pikeville

INF – Lydia Potter, Sr., East Ridge

INF – Mercedes Boggs, Sr., Jenkins

INF – Allyson DeRossett, Sr., Prestonsburg

OF – Camryn Slone, 8th, Pikeville

OF – Brooklyn Martin, Sr., Allen Central

OF – Mollie Huffman, So., Pike Central

OF – Cassidy Begley, Jr., Shelby Valley

UTL – Whitney Creech, So., Jenkins

UTL – Chloe Johnson, Jr., Betsy Layne

Honorable Mention: Ashley Martin, Allen Central; Kennedy Bias, Brandy Morrow, Betsy Layne; Charity Niece, Melissa Bartley, Jenkins; Courtney Brock, Letcher Central; Kristyn Johnson, Keiaria Hammond, Mingo Central; Kryslin Obermuler, Lakyn Dotson, Phelps; Beth Reed, Pike County Central; Savanna Nunemaker, Cassidy Lowe, Emily Hughes, Meagan Cochran, Pikeville; Kate Rose, Prestonsburg; Olivia Ooten, Tug Valley; Sydney Jones, Rachel Smith, Shelby Valley; Brandi Stumbo, South Floyd.

Medical Leader | DUSTY LAYNE

CELEBRATING INDEPENDENCE IN PIKEVILLE: Photographer Dusty Layne captured this photo of the 2013 fireworks display in Pikeville.

Fireworks in Pike, Mingo counties

• July 3; 10:05 p.m.: Belfry

• July 3; 9:45 p.m.: Coal Run Village

• July 4; after dark: Prestonsburg

• July 4; at dark: Elkhorn City

• July 4; at dark-thirty: Pikeville

• July 4; after concert: Whitesburg

• July 4; after dark: Martin

• July 5; at dusk: Fishtrap Lake

Fireworks in Floyd, Letcher counties

•July 4; after dark: Prestonsburg

•July 4; after dark: Martin

•July 3; at dark: Buckhorn Lake State Park

Pike County

•Coal Run Village will begin its 5th Annual “Old Fashioned Independence Day Celebration” at 7 p.m. on July 3 in the city park. The event features free hot dogs and refreshments, activities like corn hole, inflatables and other games, live music with Bryan Goings, Brittany Lyons and Winds of Appalachia and a fireworks display between 9:45 p.m. and 10 p.m. The Coal Run Village Volunteer Fire Department and local businesses are also sponsoring the celebration.

•Millard Fire & Rescue will host its 3rd annual Fourth of July celebration and fireworks display at Fishtrap Lake on July 5. The activities begin at 6 p.m., featuring inflatables and water safety activities on July 5. Fireworks will begin at dusk. Attendees are reminded that personal fireworks are prohibited on government property.

•The Elkhorn City Fire Department will host “Fourth on the Fork 2014” on the Elkhorn City football field on July 4. Gates open at 2 p.m. Events include live entertainment by Chris Mason (3 p.m.); Fiesta Red and Mirror Image (4 p.m.); Chelsie Hatfield (5:15 p.m.); and professional impersonators The Perkins Brothers (7:30 p.m.). The event features inflatables, Balloon artist Ricky Hamilton, food booths and other activities.

•Breaks Park will host several games and activities for visitors over the July 4 weekend. Visitors will enjoy a cornhole tournament, watermelon eating contest, seed spitting contest, sack race, spud game and tug of war at the visitor center on July 4. On July 5, Kody Norris and the Watauga Mountain Boys will perform at the amphitheater at 7 p.m. Admission is free.

•Southside Mall will host its “Freedom Fest” on July 3 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. with outdoor music, vendors and sidewalk sales. The Jaguars will perform at 5:30 p.m. and the Belfry Volunteer Fire Department will hosts its annual fireworks display at 10:05 p.m.

Mingo County

•The city of Williamson will offer free swimming on July 4. The Williamson Municipal Swimming Pool will be open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. with free admission. Staff will host swimming races and water games and serve free hot dogs, watermelon and drinks from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Floyd County

•Archer Park has hosted a carnival during the week of Fourth of July for decades. This year, it’s bringing in a new carnival operator with more rides and numerous other activities. Casey’s Rides will provide 19 amusement rides for both children and adults, food vendors and activities from 5 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. on July 1-5. All-ride passes and a free concert with Joey Aces and the Deal and Simple Country are only $10 on July 4 (5 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.). Archer Park will also host several other events, including a bike show from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on July 4. Judging begins at 1 p.m., with proceeds benefiting the Down Syndrome Association.

•The city of Martin will host its “4th of July Bash” beginning at 6 p.m. on July 4. Live entertainment, featuring Gold Ship Record recording artists The Wayne Graham Band and Rural Rhythm Records recording artist Tommy Webb, will be provided from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. in downtown Martin. The Bluegrass Championship Wrestling will begin at 7 p.m. Attendees asked to bring lawn chairs. Vendors are sought for the celebration. 606-285-9335 or 606-285-3491.

•Jenny Wiley State Resort Park, located in Prestonsburg, will host its “Patriotic Weekend” July 4-6, featuring crafts, Huck Finn Raft races, “Stars & Stripes” bicycle parade, a living history program with country line dancing, square dancing and folk dancing and other activities. The annual Boat Parade will be held at 2 p.m. on July 4, as well as live “Fridays After 5” entertainment at the lodge. 606-889-1790

Letcher County

•The city of Whitesburg is hosting a blow-out Fourth of July celebration starting at 5 p.m. with live entertainment from several musicians, inflatables and food vendors in Riverside Park. Sundy Best will take the stage at 8 p.m. for a free concert. Fireworks will begin after the Sundy Best concert. Attendees should bring lawn chairs.

Other communities

•Buckhorn Lake State Park will host live music by Michael Dwayne at the beach area from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. and the annual fireworks show at dark on July 3. A special holiday buffet will be offered from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. on July 3. 606-398-7510

Medical Leader | Photos by TORIE FOWLER
PMC OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY:  Pictured are Pikeville Medical Center’s occupational therapists Rachelle Glass, Amanda Spears, Julie Smith, Devon Akers, Derek Ramey, Paula Little and Crystal Sullivan. Occupational therapist assistant Devon Akers, second from right, is also pictured.

PMC OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY: Occupation therapist Linda Derossett, Director of Outpatient Rehabilitation at PMC (above, center) poses with occupational therapists Susan Mozena, left, and Teresa Justice, right. Pictured below, occupational therapist Rod Morgan poses with occupational therapist assistant Kristy Burke.

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 West Virginia, PMC’s occupational therapists help their patients live life to the fullest after suffering an illness or injury.

Occupational therapy encourages rehabilitation through performance of daily activities.   

Therapy may include modifying how to complete tasks, adapting to environmental changes, altering behaviors and developing healthy routines.

Patients who undergo occupational therapy often achieve their goals, function at high levels, rebuild and maintain independence, and participate in normal daily activities.

“I am very thankful for the opportunity to do what I do. Occupational Therapy has allowed me to work with people of all ages and walks of life in an effort to help them to return to a more normal life after some devastating illness,” said Susan Mozena, PMC Outpatient Rehabilitation Occupational Therapist.

“To be able to have the opportunity to help those in need in some small way through what I do  is a big part of my life,” Mozena continued. “As an occupational therapist, I’m so blessed to be able to work with my patients and their families to enable them to regain their independence. Life has become much harder for them and if I can do anything to further them on their journey, then it makes my life just a little sweeter.”

 PMC’s occupational therapy services treat patients who have experienced:  

•Neurological disorders

•Stroke and head injuries

•Splinting/bracing/adaptive equipment

•Post-operative conditions


•Pediatric disorders

•Visual disorders

•Arthritic conditions

Linda DeRossett, PMC’s Rehabilitation Services Director, was the hospital’s first occupational therapist and has seen its rehabilitation services grow through the years.

“Pikeville Medical Center’s occupational therapy services treat the whole person,” said DeRossett.  

“Our staff goes the extra mile to help ensure our patients’ needs are being met.”

For more information about PMC’s occupational services and how to become a patient, contact 606-218-3507 for Outpatient Rehabilitation, 606-218-1050 for Inpatient Rehabilitation or 606-218-4570 for Home Health.

Source: American Occupational Therapy Association

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THE IMPORTANCE OF EDUCATION: Diana Hall, left, and Toufic Saad, professor of mathematics at Big Sandy Community and Technical College, share a laugh.

PRESTONSBURG – Diana Hall never thought she would become a statistic of the bad economy. She spent nearly three decades at a local manufacturer, working her way up from a file clerk to human resources manager.

Then the rug was pulled out from under her in September 2011 when she was laid off.

“I watched the company go from 240 employees to 38 the day I was laid off,” said Hall. “I felt so devastated. I was hopeless, and I wasn’t sure what I would do.”

Of all places Hall, 48, thought she would land, college never crossed her mind. The mother of three thought her time had passed.  In all reality, it was perfect timing.

She started researching jobs in the human resources field. 

“I had the experience, but I lacked the education,” she said. “I always wanted to go to school, and getting a better job was all the reason I needed to do so.”

Through the help of the Kentucky Career Center in Prestonsburg, Hall participated in the Ready To Work program, a unique partnership between Big Sandy Community and Technical College  and the Cabinet for Health and Family Services.

“Participating in the program allowed me to manage the shock of returning to school,” she said. “The staff at Big Sandy Community and Technical College made the big step of returning to school one I could manage.”

Hall took advantage of the many programs designed to help students become successful at BSCTC, including the Center for Enrichment Resources. The service provides academic assistance in all service areas, providing one-on-one tutoring, small group tutoring and research assistance. 

“The CER gave me the tools to know I could complete this journey,” said Hall. “The thing I like about Big Sandy Community and Technical College is the resources that are available for students from all walks of life.”

Hall now works part-time in the CER, assisting students on their journey towards a degree.

“It’s so rewarding to help,” Hall said. She’ll graduate in May with an Associate in Business Administration with a Management option and plans to pursue a four-year degree.  Ironically, Diana is pursuing her degree alongside her daughter, Sarah, who is a first-year nursing student at BSCTC.

“I’m so proud of my mom,” Sarah said. “She’s a great example that it’s never too late to go after what you want in life.”

Diana said she was happy to have an affordable option to a college education close to home.

“From the president down, you feel like you are a part of something at Big Sandy,” she added.  “If this college wasn’t here, I’m not sure where I would be.”

One of the biggest obstacles Diana had to overcome was completing College Algebra. Professor Toufic Saad was instrumental in providing guidance in class and through office hours to help Hall succeed.

Saad said students like Diana prove that’s it never too late to pursue your dreams.

“I’m extremely proud of where she has come and where she will go,” Saad said. “She’s a perfect example of how determination and perseverance pays off.”

Traveling through Floyd and Johnson counties, it's difficult not to notice the continued presence of the 18th century pioneer woman, Jenny Wiley. 

Her story of bravery, determination and faith lives on in the area. The city of Prestonsburg hosts an annual festival in her honor, Kentucky named a 1,100-acre park and a multi-county trail after her in Prestonsburg and the Jenny Wiley Theatre, which is constructing its second location in Pike-ville, brings throngs of people to eastern Kentucky every year.

She was born around 1760 in Pennsylvania as Virginia \Jenny\ Sellards. She married Thomas Wiley in 1779 and they built a two-room cabin on Walkers Creek in what is now known as Bland County, Va.

By 1789, the Wiley family had grown by four children. In October of that year, a group of Indians seeking revenge on a Wiley family neighbor mistakenly pounced upon the Wiley cabin, where Jenny and her children were alone.

Jenny tried to defend her children, but could do nothing to save their lives. Her brother died trying to fend off the attackers. She and her youngest child survived the attack and were taken captive by the Indians. The baby was murdered during the march to the Indian camp on the banks of the Ohio River, and another child — a baby born prematurely after Jenny was taken to the Indian settlement — was also slain.

The horrors Jenny endured during her captivity never weakened her resolve to flee. At one point, tied to a small oak tree, facing death, she asked the Shawnee chief to protect her. When he declined and Jenny realized no one would help her, she stoically faced death. Her bravery prompted the Cherokee chief to stop the execution. He purchased Jenny with plans to take her to his village on the Little Sandy River, where she was to teach his wives how to weave and write.

After 11 months of captivity, she outsmarted them. During a storm, she escaped from the Indian camp and embarked on a harrowing journey through the forest. She arrived at the banks of the Louisa River and a settlement called Harmon's station. Reunited with her husband, Jenny gave birth to five more children. The family moved to what is now called Johnson County.

Tom died in 1810 and Jenny died in 1831. Jenny's grave was dedicated on Nov. 27, 1965, in a small community called River, located just off Rt. 40 in Johnson County.

Source: Medical Leader file stories

Claire Elizabeth Crum, daughter of Leigh Ann and Gary Allen Crum, born March 2, weight: 5 lbs. 13 oz.

James Harper Reed, son of Ashley and Timothy Reed II, born March 2, weight: 7 lbs. 11 oz.

Califaye Billie Goff, daughter of Miranda Goff, born March 3, weight: 4 lbs. 11 oz.

Easton Jase Akers, son of Ashley and Gregory Akers, born March 4, weight: 8 lbs. 1 oz.

Brody Mason Rogers, son of Kayla Rogers, born March 4, weight: 7 lbs. 2 oz.

Jaxton Dillon Fitch, son of Jacqueline Collins Fitch and Joey Fitch, born March 5, weight: 6 lbs. 13 oz.

Hadley Ann Shadrick, daughter of Aleshia Coleman and Ryan Shadrick, born March 6, weight: 8 lbs. 10 oz.

Rylan Alexander Risner, son of Annalee and Joshua Risner, born March 6, weight: 8 lbs. 1 oz.

Brooklyn Rae Rowe, daughter of Judith and Jerry Rowe II, born March 6, weight: 5 lbs. 14 oz.

Kolton Jasiah Click, son of Kimberly and Brandon Click, born March 7, weight: 8 lbs. 7 oz.

Weston Blake Blair, son of Ashley and Elijah Blair, born March 7, weight: 7 lbs. 8 oz.

Gloria Rose Dye, daughter of Jessica and Justin Dye, born March 7, weight: 6 lbs. 6 oz.

Conner Ray LaCourse, son of Brittany Daniels and Bobby LaCourse, born March 7, weight: 6 lbs. 10 oz.

Kreed Allen Lester, son of Debra and Nicholas Lester, born March 7, weight: 7 lbs. 14 oz.

Cambrie Dawnn Minix, daughter of Codi and Brandon Minix, born March 8, weight: 8 lbs. 5 oz.