BUCKLEYS CREEK — Pike County Central was on the verge of blowing out Letcher Central at the outset of the second half.

 

Everything went south for the Hawks following the kickoff.

 

The Cougars recovered back-to-back onside kicks and fought their way back from 28-point, first-half deficit to fall just short, as Pike Central held on to escape with a 35-28 win in a game played at the Hawks Nest on Sept. 15.

 

Pike Central, now 3-1, had possession of the football just three plays until the seven-minute mark of the fourth quarter.

 

The Cougars, who dropped to 0-5, cut into Pike Central's lead on running back Kaleb Mullins' four-yard touchdown run with 7 minutes, 50 seconds left in the third. Quarterback Nick Sergent's two-point conversion run made it 35-15.

 

After a second straight successful onside kick, Sergent scored on a 10-yard run with 6:49 to go to pull the Cougars to within 35-21.

 

Sergent then hit Blake Brashear with a 51-yard touchdown pass with 2:14 left in the game to pull the Cougars to within a touchdown at 35-28.

 

Seth Conn's 90-yard interception return with 8:56 left in the first quarter turned out to be the biggest play of the night as the Hawks took a 7-0 lead following Brice Elkins' PAT kick.

 

Running back Issac Thacker extended the lead to 14-0 with a 23-yard run with 4:41 remaining to push the Hawks up 14-0. Thacker finished with 135 yards and two scores on 11 carries.

 

Conn's four-yard run with 10:20 left in the first half extended the lead to 21-0. He rushed 11 times for 85 yards.

 

Letcher Central's only points of the first half came on Hunter Campbell's 65-yard pass reception from Sergent with 9:59 left to go. Sergent completed 16 of 26 passes for 256 yards and three touchdowns.

 

Thacker added a 47-yard run with 8:25 left and Isaiah Hess ran 10 yards for a touchdown with 4:49 remaining to make it 35-7.

 

Both teams are back in action tonight as Pike Central visits Floyd Central (4-1) and Letcher Central will host Perry Central (4-0).

 

At Buckleys Creek

 

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

 

LC (0-5)……...........................0 7 14 7 – 28

 

PC (3-1)….............................14 21 0 0 – 35

 

Scoring:

 

First Quarter

 

PC – Seth Conn, 90-yard INT (Brice Elkins kick), 8:56

 

PC – Issac Thacker, 23-yard run (Brice Elkins kick), 4:41

 

Second Quarter

 

PC – Seth Conn, 4-yard run (Brice Elkins kick), 10:20

 

LC – Hunter Campbell, 65-yard pass from Nick Sergent (Zack Dollarhyde kick), 9:59

 

PC – Issac Thacker, 47-yard run (Seth Conn run), 8:25

 

PC – Isaiah Hess, 10-yard run (run failed), 4:49

 

Third Quarter

 

LC – Kaleb Mullins, 4-yard run (Nick Sergent run), 7:50

 

LC – Nick Sergent, 10-yard run (pass failed), 6:49

 

Fourth Quarter

 

LC – Blake Brashear, 51-yard pass from Nick Sergent (Zack Dollarhyde kick), 2:14

 

Next up: Letcher Central (0-5) vs. Perry Central (4-0); Pike Central (3-1) at Floyd Central (4-1), Sept. 22.

GROUND ATTACK: Pike County Central running back Isaiah Hess (11) takes the handoff from quarterback Seth Conn (14) and follows the blocking of Logan Dotson (3) during the Hawks matchup with Letcher Central on Sept. 15.
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Author Name: 
Teddy Paynter
Friday, September 22, 2017

STONECREST – Belfry's Christian Long scored an unassisted goal in the 79th minute to lift the Pirates to a 3-2 win over Prestonsburg in a match that was completed in heavy fog at the StoneCrest Soccer Complex on Sept. 19.

 

Prestonsburg had tied the match at 2-all on Phil Cornett's goal in the 43rd minute off an assist by Grant Justice. Cornett's penalty kick goal in the seventh minute had put the Blackcats, now 4-9-0, up 1-0.

 

The Pirates, who moved to 7-3-0, knotted the match on Nick McNamee's goal in the 15th minute off an assist from Long. Noah McNamee's goal in the 39th minute had put Belfry up 2-1. Long assisted.

 

Belfry had 17 shots on goal and Prestonsburg 16. Both goalkeepers Dylan Brown for the Pirates and Dalton Trusty for the Blackcats had 11 saves each.

 

Pikeville………10

 

Shelby Valley…...0

 

PIKEVILLE – Pikeville had 10 different players score one goal each in a 10-0 win over Shelby Valley in a match played at Bob Amos Soccer Complex on Sept. 18.

 

Haseen Ahmad, Austin Ball, Cade Byers, Alex Chang, Jose Childers, Evan Hamilton, Tanner Hamilton, Noah Little, Tyler McKinney and Evan Swofford all scored as the Panthers moved to 7-2-2.

 

Scott, W.Va……4

 

Belfry………….2

 

MADISON, W.Va. – Scott's Matthew Ford scored off a corner kick from Grant Older in the 49th minute to put the Skyhawks ahead for good in a 4-2 win over Belfry in a match played on Sept. 16.

 

Belfry's Wilson Harris had scored on an unassisted goal in the 45th to pull the Pirates, now 6-3-0, even at 2-all.

 

Older capped the scoring for Scott with an unassisted goal in the 63rd minute.

 

Noah McNamee's unassisted goal in the 27th minute pulled the Pirates even at one following Bradley's Smith's unassisted goal two minutes early.

 

The Pirates took 16 shots on goal while the Skyhawks managed 27. Colby Mullins had eight saves for Belfry in the opening half and Dylan Brown finished in nine in the second.

 

Scott improved to 8-2-2.

 

All 'A' Sectional

 

Paintsville……….3

 

Bath County…….2

 

OWINGSVILLE – Paintsville scored a thrilling 3-2 win over Bath County in the 15/16th Region All "A" Sectional match played on Sept. 16.

 

Johnson Central…3

 

Russell…………..2

 

PAINTSVILLE – Johnson Central's Braden Kennard scored a pair of goals to lead the Golden Eagles to a 3-2 win over Russell in a match played at Eagle Field on Sept. 16.

 

Donovan Ward added one and Austin Dye had an assist as JC moved to 9-1-0.

 

North Laurel……6

 

Letcher Central…2

 

ERMINE – North Laurel's Madison Dagley scored two goals to power the Lady Jaguars to a 4-0 win over Letcher Central in a match played at Cougar Stadium on Sept. 16.

 

Meg Anderson and Lily Messer added one apiece as North Laurel improved to 10-2-0.

 

The Cougars dropped to 7-4-0.

 

Johnson Central..2

 

Pikeville………...0

 

PAINTSVILLE – Johnson Central goalkeeper Travis Caudill recorded his fifth shutout of the season as the Golden Eagles blanked Pikeville, 2-0, in a match played at Eagle Field on Sept. 14.

 

Bryce Rice and Donovan Ward scored one goal apiece and Austin Dye added an assist as the Golden Eagles moved to 8-1-0.

 

Pikeville fell to 6-1-2.

 

Prestonsburg….4

 

Pike Central……1

 

STONECREST – Prestonsburg standout Phil Cornett scored three goals and assisted on one other to lead the Blackcats to a 4-1 win over Pike County Central in a match played at StoneCrest Soccer Complex on Sept. 14

 

Goalkeeper Dalton Trusty allowed just a single goal as the Blackcats improved to 4-8-0.

 

Pike Central fell to 4-7-1.

 

Sheldon Clark….9

 

Tug Valley, W.Va..1

 

WILLIAMSON, W.Va. – Sheldon Clark's Josh Gauze scored four goals, assisted on two others, and Hunter McCoy added three to power the Cardinals to a 9-1 win over Tug Valley (W.Va.), 9-1, in a match played on Sept. 14.

 

Nathan Frey and Nick Maynard added one goal each as the Cardinals moved to 3-7-0.

 

Pikeville…….2

 

Belfry……….1

 

PIKEVILLE – Pikeville's Alex Chang scored an unassisted goal in the 70th minute of action to lift the Panthers to a 2-1 win over Belfry in a match played at Bob Amos Soccer Complex on Sept. 12.

 

Cade Byers had put the Panthers, now 6-1-2, ahead with the only goal of the first half. He scored unassisted in the 24th minute.

 

Belfry, which fell to 6-2-0, tied the match at 1-1 on Dylan Brown's unassisted goal in the 62nd minute.

 

The Pirates took 17 shots on goal while the Panthers managed 15. Isiah Roblee had 11 saves for Belfry and Haseen Ahmad totaled 10 for Pikeville.

 

Paintsville…..6

 

Sheldon Clark…0

 

BLACKLOG – Paintsville dominated from start to finish as the Tigers blanked Sheldon Clark, 6-0, in a match played at The Rock on Sept. 12.

 

Seth Williams scored a pair of goals while Henry Graden, Ethan Mills, Michael Prater and Seth Trador added one each.

 

Tiger goalkeeper Sam Smith recorded his second straight shutout and third this season as Paintsville improved to 7-5-0.

 

Johnson Central…3

 

Prestonsburg…….1

 

STONECREST – Johnson Central's Austin Dye, Braden Kennard and Donovan Ward scored one goal apiece as the Golden Eagles beat Prestonsburg, 3-1, in a match played at StoneCrest Soccer Complex on Sept. 11.

 

Goalkeeper Travis Caudill allowed just a single goal as Johnson Central improved to 7-1-0.

 

GIRLS

 

Prestonsburg……3

 

East Carter………2

 

GRAYSON – Prestonsburg's Elizabeth Burchett scored two goals and assisted on another to lead the Lady Blackcats to a 3-2 win over East Carter in a match played on Sept. 19.

 

Christian Mitchell added one goal as Prestonsburg moved to 8-2-2. Jillian Kidd had one assist.

 

Makenzie Burnett and Taylor Hall scored one goal each for the Lady Raiders, now 4-4-2.

 

Lawrence County…9

 

Belfry……………..0

 

LOUISA – Lawrence County built a five-goal lead at the break and cruised to a 9-0 win over Belfry in a match played on Sept. 19.

 

Scyler Bowens and Sarah Lycans scored two goals each as Lawrence County moved to 9-1-2.

 

Victoria Clevenger, Adysan Crum, Zayla Granillo, Kylie Maynard and Jordan Stepp added one goal each.

 

Goalkeeper Allyson More recorded her seventh shutout and third straight.

 

Johnson Central…4

 

Ashland Blazer…..0

 

PAINTSVILLE – Johnson Central's Bekah Preston scored a pair of goals to lead the Lady Eagles to a 4-0 win over Ashland Blazer in a match played at Eagle Field on Sept. 19.

 

Molly Davis and Konstance McCarty added one goal each as Johnson Central improved to 9-3-0.

 

Goalkeeper Alyssa Pack recorded the shutout.

 

Pikeville…………..3

 

Shelby Valley……..2

 

PIKEVILLE – Pikeville worked overtime to come away with a 3-2 win over Shelby Valley in a match played at Bob Amos Soccer Complex on Sept. 18.

 

Abby Branham scored both goals for the Lady Kats, now 2-12-0. Alyssa Newsom added an assist.

 

All 'A' Sectional

 

Paintsville………..5

 

Bath County……..2

 

OWINGSVILLE – Paintsville advanced in the 15/16th All "A" Sectional tournament with a 5-2 win over Bath County in a match played on Sept. 16.

 

Tori Nordin scored three goals and assisted on one other as the Lady Tigers moved to 9-2-1.

 

Alexia Shemaeizadeh added one goal and three assists while Haley Wells scored a single goal.

 

Ashland-Blazer…7

 

Belfry…………..2

 

GOODY – Ashland Blazer scored five straight goals after Belfry had taken an early lead to beat the Lady Pirates, 7-2, in a match played at Massey Energy Soccer Complex on Sept. 16.

 

Kyliee Gollihue's unassisted goal in the second minute of play put Belfry ahead 1-0.

 

The Lady Tomcats then tied it at 1-1 on Kaitlin McLain's unassisted goal six minutes later.

 

Erin Lincoln, Abby Huff, Lincoln and a goal off a Belfry player pushed the visitors up 5-1.

 

Robbi-Ann Brewer scored off an assist from Gollihue in the 65th minute for Belfry's only other goal.

 

Huff and Lincoln added goals to close out the scoring.

 

Ashland had 30 shots on goal and the Lady Pirates managed just six. Shaye Smothers finished with 16 saves in the loss.

 

Johnson Central…6

 

Corbin…………..1

 

CORBIN – Johnson Central's Bekah Preston scored three goals to power the Lady Eagles to a 6-1 win over Corbin in a match played on Sept. 16.

 

Molly Davis added two goals and assisted on one other as Johnson Central improved to 8-3-0.

 

Konstance McCarty collected a goal and Lauren Johnson added an assist.

 

Goalkeeper Alyssa Pack allowed just a single goal to Corbin's Abby Baker.

 

North Laurel…..4

 

Letcher Central…0

 

LONDON – North Laurel's Madison Dagley scored a pair of goals to lead the Lady Jaguars to a 4-0 win over Letcher County Central in a match played on Sept. 16.

 

Meg Anderson and Lily Messer added one goal each in dropping the Lady Cougars to 7-4-0.

 

Lawrence County…10

 

Shelby Valley………0

 

LOUISA – Lawrence County's Victoria Clevenger scored six goals to lead the Lady Bulldogs to a 10-0 win over Shelby Valley in a match played on Sept. 16.

 

Sarah Lycans, Kylie Maynard, Ellie Webb and Emily Webb added one each as Lawrence County improved to 8-1-2.

 

Goalkeeper Allyson Moore recorded her sixth shutout.

 

Russell……..5

 

Johnson Central…4

 

RUSSELL – Johnson Central's Molly Davis scored two goals and assisted on two others but it wasn't enough as the Lady Eagles fell 5-4 in a match played at Russell on Sept. 14.

 

Lauren Johnson and Bekah Preston added one goal each and Preston had two assists as Johnson Central fell to 7-3-0.

 

Prestonsburg…….10

 

Sheldon Clark…….0

 

BLACKLOG – Prestonsburg's Elizabeth Burchett scored four goals and assisted on one other to lead the Lady Blackcats to a 10-0 win over Sheldon Clark in a match played at The Rock on Sept. 14.

 

Jillian Kidd added three goals and Makayla Ousley scored two as Prestonsburg improved to 7-2-2. Annabelle Trusty had one goal.

 

Goalkeeper Hannah Stratton recorded her seventh shutout.

 

Lawrence County…10

 

Pikeville………….0

 

PIKEVILLE – Lawrence County's Victoria Clevenger and Zayla Granillo scored two goals apiece as the Lady Bulldogs cruised to a 10-0 win over Pikeville in a match played at Bob Amos Soccer Complex on Sept. 14.

 

Ashley Bell, Scyler Bowens, Kelly Davis, Sarah Lycans, Kylie Maynard and Ellie Webb added one goal each as Lawrence County improved to 7-1-2.

 

Goalkeeper Allyson Moore recorded her fifth shutout this season.

 

Pikeville dropped to 5-5-0.

 

Pikeville……..5

 

Belfry………..2

 

PIKEVILLE – Pikeville pulled away in the second half to beat Belfry, 5-2, in a match played at Bob Amos Soccer Complex on Sept. 12.

 

Camryn Slone scored four goals, including an unassisted goal in the 70th minute of play to become Pikeville's all-time leading scorer with her 85th at the time.

 

Slone opened the scoring on a penalty kick in the eighth minute before Belfry's Robbi-Ann Brewer's unassisted goal tied the match at 1-1 in the 30th minute.

 

Alexis Stanley scored off an assist by Elizabeth Staggs in the 37th minute to put Pikeville ahead for good.

 

Slone added a goal off an assist from Sydney Williamson in the 73rd minute and then scored an unassisted goal in the 79th minute to cap the scoring.

 

Pikeville had 23 shots on goal. Belfry's Shaye Smothers had 13 saves in 73 minutes while Kenzie Maynard added three.

 

Belfry took 10 shots on goal and Pikeville's Madison Thacker stopped eight.

 

Johnson Central….5

 

Prestonsburg……....0

 

STONECREST – Johnson Central goalkeeper Alyssa Pack recorded her second straight shutout as the Lady Eagles beat Prestonsburg, 5-0, in a match played at Eagle Field on Sept. 12.

 

Molly Davis and Lauren Johnson scored two goals apiece and Cleo Wells added one as Prestonsburg moved to 7-2-0. Davis added two assists and Wells one.

 

Letcher Central….3

 

Shelby Valley……2

 

ERMINE – Letcher Central held on down the stretch to escape with a 3-2 win over Shelby Valley in a match played at Cougar Stadium on Sept. 12.

 

Abby Branham and Kayla Newsom scored one goal apiece for the Lady Kats, who fell to 2-10-0.

 

 

 

 

Prestonsburg's Phil Cornett (1) takes possession of the ball as Belfry's Cade Watson (7) give chase during a match played at StoneCrest Soccer Complex on Sept. 19. Belfry won, 3-2. Looking on is Prestonsburg's Grant Justice.
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Author Name: 
Teddy Paynter
Friday, September 22, 2017

PIKEVILLE – University of Pikeville ran out to a big halftime lead against Kentucky Christian University and cruised to a 70-28 win in a game played at W.C. Hambley Athletic Complex on Sept. 16.

 

UPIKE quarterback Sani Warren completed 19 of 28 passes for 228 yards and a pair of touchdowns as the Bears won for the first time in three games.

 

Receiver Jordan Owens had four catches for 83 yards and two scores.

 

Running back Willie McCloud rushed 12 times for 93 yards and Xondre Willis added 12 carries for 82 yards and two rushing touchdowns.

 

The 70 points are the most scored in a game by the Bears since scoring 63 in a win over Southern Virginia in 2011.

 

Romon Morris tied a school record with three interceptions, including a 100-yard return for a touchdown and another of 30 yards.

 

UPIKE will host Ave Maria (Fla.) tonight in a 7 p.m. kickoff.

 

At Pikeville

 

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

 

KCU (0-4)….0 7 7 14 – 28

 

UP (1-2)……7 21 28 14 – 70

 

Scoring:

 

First Quarter

 

UP – Xondre Willis, 2-yard run (William Chandler kick), 8:45

 

Second Quarter

 

UP – Willie McCloud, 2-yard run (William Chandler kick), 15:00

 

KCU – Stephon Cross, 3-yard run (Bryan Vanderlyn kick), 8:43

 

UP – Romon Morris, 30-yard INT (William Chandler kick), 1:24

 

UP – Arites Clark, 4-yard pass from Sani Warren (William Chandler kick), :39

 

Third Quarter

 

KCU – Jakwon Roberts, 4-yard run (Bryan Vanderlyn kick), 10:58

 

UP – Jordan Owens, 16-yard pass from Sani Warren (William Chandler kick), 7:04

 

UP – Taeron Brown, 36-yard INT (William Chandler kick), 6:22

 

UP – Xondre Willis, 4-yard run (William Chandler kick), 4:50

 

UP – Romon Morris, 100-yard interception (William Chandler kick), 2:29

 

Fourth Quarter

 

KCU – Jeff Lee, 9-yard pass from Jakwon Roberts (Bryan Vanderlyn kick), 14:49

 

UP – Jordan Owens, 12-yard pass from Bowen Smith (William Chandler kick), 10:46

 

UP – Tellis Kennedy II, 7-yard run (William Chandler kick), 7:44

 

KCU – Jakwon Roberts, 14-yard run (Bryan Vanderlyn kick), 1;09

 

Next up: UPIKE (1-2) vs. Ave Maria, Fla. (1-1), 7 p.m., Sept. 22.

Author Name: 
Teddy Paynter
Friday, September 22, 2017

Crate Samuel Meade, Jr., 73, of Pikeville, passed away Sept. 17. Funeral, Sept. 21. Burial, Ferrell Cemetery.

 

Marvin B. "Skip" Meade, 67, of Dwale, passed away Sept. 14. A private memorial service is planned.

 

David Yates, 54, of Pikeville, passed away Sept. 17. Funeral, Sept. 21, Apple Orchard Regular Baptist Church. Burial, Swims Family Cemetery, Varney.

 

Teddy Varney, 75, of Pikeville, passed away Sept. 15. Funeral, Sept. 17. Burial, Varney Family Cemetery, Varney.

 

Curtis Lester, 92, of Elkhorn City, passed away Sept. 12. Funeral, Sept. 16. Entombment, J.U. Thacker Mausoluem, Pikeville.

 

Gary "Pup" Little, 65, of Russellsville, Tenn., formerly of Long Fork, Virgie, passed away Sept. 18. Funeral, Sept. 22. Burial, Amil Little Memorial Cemetery, Long Fork.

 

Stanley James Osborne, 70, of Virgie, passed away Sept. 16. Funeral, Sept. 20, Shelby Valley Church of Christ. Burial, family cemetery, Virgie.

 

Patricia Addington, 54, of Pound, Va., formerly of Pike County, passed away Sept. 16. Funeral, Sept. 20. Burial, Addington Family Cemetery, Long Fork.

 

Rita Kay Boyd, 54, of Tram, passed away Sept. 13. Funeral, Sept. 16, Valley Christian Ministry. Burial, Justice Family Cemetery, Hurricane Creek.

 

Harold Lee Campbell, 66, of Cynthiana, passed away Sept. 12. He was a U.S. Army veteran. Funeral, Sept. 16. Burial, William Jesse Robinett Family Cemetery, Stopover.

 

Oren Fields, 89, of Pelion, S.C., formerly of McVeigh, passed away Sept. 11. Funeral, Sept. 15. Burial, Mountain View Memory Gardens, Huddy.

 

Denver Lee Marshall, 79, of Loveland, Ohio, formerly of Letcher County, passed away Sept. 16. He was a U.S. Army veteran. Graveside service, Sept. 22, Miller Family Cemetery, Burdine.

 

James Harvey Estep, 70, of Dorton, passed away Sept. 14. He was a U.S. Army veteran. Graveside service, Sept. 15, Annie E. Young Cemetery.

 

Jewell D. Slone, 63, of Zebulon, passed away Sept. 15. Funeral, Sept. 17. Burial, Annie E. Young Cemetery.

 

Brandon Shane Adams, 32, of Pikeville, passed away Sept. 10. Memorial service, Sept. 15.

 

Irma "Irmie" Justice, 66, of Shelbiana, passed away Sept. 12. Funeral, Sept. 15, Greasy Creek Freewill Baptist Church. Burial, Justice Family Cemetery, Shelbiana.

 

Naomi Gail Thomas, 62, of Hardy, passed away Sept. 12. Funeral, Sept. 15. Burial, Buskirk Cemetery.

 

Mildred Louise McCoy Taylor, 84, of Martin County, passed away Sept. 12. Funeral, Sept. 16, Nolan Freewill Baptist Church. Burial, Mountain View Memory Gardens, Maher, W.Va.

 

Lula Francis Conn, 57, of Printer, passed away Sept. 18. Funeral, Sept. 22. Burial, Conn Cemetery, Printer.

 

Gerald Ray Maynard, 52, of Prestonsburg, passed away Sept. 18. Funeral, Sept. 20. Burial, Maynard Family Cemetery, Endicott.

 

Jason Brian Dean Newsome, infant son of Jason Newsome and Maria Kimberlin, passed away Sept. 16. Funeral, Sept. 19, Samaria Old Regular Baptist Church, Teaberry. Burial, Akers Cemetery, Grethel.

 

John A. Owens, 66, of Auxier, passed away Sept. 15. Funeral, Sept. 19. Burial, Gethsemane Gardens, Prestonsburg.

 

Robert L. Walters, 80, of Minnie, passed away Sept. 14. Burial, Davidson Memorial Gardens, Ivel.

 

Brandon Lee Endicott, 35, of Prestonsburg, passed away Sept. 12. Funeral, Sept. 16. Burial, Gethsemane Gardens, Prestonsburg.

 

Jimmie Darrell Coleman, 65, of Phelps, passed away Sept. 14. Funeral, Sept. 18. Burial, Billy Dotson Cemetery, Phelps.

Friday, September 22, 2017

The Pikeville Medical Leonard Lawson Cancer Center's After Breast Cancer (ABC) Support Group will host the 13th annual Hot Pink Cool Blues Bash on Sept. 18 at the Mark II, located at 190 S. Mayo Trail in Pikeville.

 

This year's fundraising event will have the theme of a 1950s sock hop and feature food and drinks true to that era. The menu will include burgers, hot dogs, chips, popcorn and ice cream sundaes. Drinks such as Orange Crush, 7-Up, Coca-Cola and Pepsi will also be served. The Bash will feature a silent auction, dancing and music by Jim Hunt and the Jaguars.

 

1950s attire is encouraged but not required. Attendees will also have the opportunity to register to win a free mammogram.

 

PMC and Pikeville Radiology are working together to provide mammograms to winners of the contest. One winner will be selected for each weekday in October — 31 winners in total. Registration ends on Sept. 26. Winners will be drawn the following days.

 

The ABC Support Group was formed in 2002 by women who had breast cancer. Fifteen years later, they are still making a difference in the lives of women affected by the disease.

 

The group has grown to include 20 members. They remain dedicated to providing education, information and emotional support for those who are facing surgery, treatment or recovery from breast and other cancers.

 

"We have a core group of women that come each week," said Shirley Coleman, RN, Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) Oncology Outreach Coordinator.

 

The event has been well supported by the community in previous years. All proceeds from fundraising will go toward helping underinsured patients at PMC's Leonard Lawson Cancer Center (LLCC).

 

"The money raised at this event directly benefits our patients," said Coleman. "We buy wigs, gas cards and even special bras," she continued. "Whatever the need is, we try to provide it, and the patients are so appreciative of anything we are able to do for them."

 

The Bash brought in over $9,000 last year. "Our goal is to raise $15,000 this year," said Coleman.

 

Corporate sponsored tables seating nine people are $350, two tickets are $75 and single tickets can be purchased for $45.

 

The doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the Bash begins at 7 p.m.

 

The ABC Support Group meets on the second Monday of each month at 6 p.m. at the LLCC at 172 South Mayo Trail in Pikeville.

 

For more information about the ABC Support Group and the PMC Leonard Lawson Cancer Center call 606-218-2212 or visit pikevillehospital.org/services/leonard-lawson-cancer-center/.

Author Name: 
Amy Charles
Friday, September 15, 2017

PRESTONSBURG — On Sept. 11, 2017 Big Sandy Community and Technical College (BSCTC) honored and remembered our fellow Americans with our annual Patriot Day/Constitution Day ceremonies held on our Prestonsburg, Pikeville and Mayo campuses.

 

Patriot Day is a day of remembrance of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks of the World Trade Center in New York City, the Pentagon in Arlington, Va., and in Shanksville, Penn. that killed 2,977 people.

 

"We remember those who perished that day and pay tribute to the first responders who put their lives on the line for us each day. We also incorporate celebrating Constitution Day which allows us the freedoms we have." said Dr. Tony Newberry, Interim President at BSCTC.

 

Representatives from several local departments and guests attended including Allen Volunteer Fire Department, Auxier Volunteer Fire Department, Air Evac Life Team, Cow Creek Volunteer Fire Department, Floyd County Emergency and Rescue Squad, Healthnet Aeromedical Services, Job Corps, Johnson County Sheriff's Office, Big Sandy Chapter 18 D.A.V., Kentucky State Police Post 9, Paintsville Fire Department, Paintsville Police Department, Pikeville Police Department, Pikeville Fire Department, Pike County Sheriff's Office, Prestonsburg Fire Department, Martin Fire Department, Middle Creek Volunteer Fire Department, Wayland Volunteer Fire Department, Toler Creek Volunteer Fire Department, TransStar Ambulance, Paintsville Mayor Bill Mike Runyon, Sheriff Dwayne Price, Rev Jeremy Estep, State Moderator – Kentucky Association of Free Will Baptist who assisted by reading the Preamble to the Constitution and 4th and 6th grade classes from Paintsville Elementary.

 

The Big Sandy Singers and Band performed at each location and refreshments were provided at Pikeville and Prestonsburg locations by Cash Express.

 

Guest speakers included SGT. Randal C. Hackney, Senior Administrative NCO for 1st BDE 94th DIV HHC out of Charleston, Les Varney, faculty, Dr. Donald Barlow, faculty, and Judge John David Preston.

REMEMBERING: Moment of silence held on the Big Sandy Community and Technical College campus in Prestonsburg.
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Friday, September 15, 2017

PIKEVILLE — Construction of a statewide high-speed internet network in Kentucky continues moving forward.

 

The Southeast Kentucky Chamber of Commerce hosted their membership breakfast, Eggs and Issues at Golden Corral in Pikeville on Sept. 8.

 

A crowd of community members gathered to hear an update about KentuckyWired from Holly Hopkins Scoville, Next Generation-Kentucky Information Highway Design Build LLC.

 

Over 3,000 miles of 288-strand fiber optics cable, with nearly unlimited capacity is expected to bring a boost to Kentucky's economy, enhance education opportunities and develop a qualified workforce to grow our economy and create jobs.

 

The KentuckyWired project was announced in fall 2015, through third-party partners like Ledcor Group, Black and Veatch, and Macquarie Group, to help deliver ultra-high-speed internet service throughout the state of Kentucky.

 

"This is the very first public-private partnership telecom project in the United States," she said.

 

Scoville said several states are watching us and would like to mimic what we're doing.

 

"Hopefully we are setting a pathway. Since this is the first time this has ever been done, it is really important to understand that we are laying the footprint and the groundwork," she added. "We've had some ups and downs and some things that have happened along the way."

 

Obtaining easements through private property is another significant component of the project. Most landowners are being cooperative because the poles are already there.

 

"We're just adding another wire to the existing poles," she said.

 

Nearly 68 miles of underground conduit have been laid and six miles of aerial cable have been placed. Fifteen percent is going underground and 85 percent of this project is going on existing polls.

 

She reassured that this is not only for industry or large commercial businesses but is also for small businesses and for people in their homes.

 

"Once the project is complete you will be able to run a global business off of your laptop or phone and work right out of your own home," she said.

 

Scoville said construction crews are currently out and about.

 

"By the end of the year we will have 150 crews out in the State of Kentucky working on this project," she said. "Once all of the fiber gets hung in rings and is lit up — it will be active. We're projecting for this area to be up and running in 2019."

 

Completion of the project will make Kentucky the first state in the nation to bring ultra-high-speed internet capability to every county within its borders.

 

Eggs and Issues was presented by Bit Source and Eastern Telephone and Technologies.

 

The event provided a great opportunity for Chamber members to network with other attendees.

 

For more information visit kentuckywiredproject.com.

Author Name: 
Abigail Gibson
Friday, September 15, 2017

There are many unsung heroes throughout Pikeville Medical Center (PMC), but there's a special group of women who dedicate their lives to saving those of babies and that's why today PMC celebrates Neonatal Nurses Day.

 

"One of the most rewarding and fulfilling jobs is being a Neonatal Nurse," said PMC Assistant Vice President of Patient Services and former Neonatal Nurse Jeanette Sexton. "Our Neonatal Nurses care for the patients who need special attention at birth."

 

The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at PMC is a Level II, eight bed unit providing around-the-clock care.

 

"Working in the NICU can be a tough and stressful job," said PMC NICU Director Sandy Crum. "But, the Neonatal Nurses at PMC go that extra mile, always do more than is required of them and remember they are here to help make sick babies well. Our nurses devote their lives to saving others." 

 

The work the Neonatal Nurses do day in and day out changes the lives of their patients and the patient families.

 

"The PMC Neonatal Nurses contribute to the tiniest patients, which makes differences that last a lifetime," said Sexton.

 

"Our Neonatal Nurses make lasting impressions, not only on the lives of their young patients, but the families of those patients," added Crum. "It takes a very special person to be a Neonatal Nurse."

 

Today, be sure to thank a Neonatal Nurse for the impact they have on their patients and patient families.

Author Name: 
Kathy Atkins
Friday, September 15, 2017

Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) is celebrating National Environmental Services and Housekeeping Week Sept. 10-16.

 

Currently, there are 154 housekeepers employed in the Environmental Services department at PMC.

 

"I want to thank all of the housekeepers for the hard work they do to make sure that PMC is clean from top to bottom," said director Gary Looney. "I have a lot of respect for the housekeepers. I worked as a housekeeper for many years and it is a challenging job both physically and mentally. Housekeeping is a very important part of the daily operations of the hospital to insure we keep down the spread of germs, disease and to have a clean appearance."

 

Environmental Services is responsible for cleaning the hospital's main campus, the grounds and parking areas and 21 off-site offices. They also clean each patient room daily as well as operating rooms between surgical cases. Once a patient is discharged, Environmental Services performs a thorough cleaning of his or her room from floor to ceiling.

 

Patients' comfort and safety are a top priority for PMC housekeepers. They distribute clean laundry to patients and arrange rooms to maintain order and neatness. They sterilize sinks and toilets and mop all floors. It is also the housekeepers' responsibility to maintain a good appearance of the windows, doors, curtains and other surfaces, as well as an overall sanitary environment.

 

"I have a deep appreciation for the important role of environmental services at Pikeville Medical Center," said Kansas Justice, vice president of professional and support services. "We honor all the men and women who spend countless hours maintaining all of the PMC buildings and who work tirelessly to ensure that these facilities are among the best."

 

For more information on National Environmental Services and Housekeeping Week, call PMC at 606-218-3500 or visit www.pikevillehospital.org.

Author Name: 
Kathy Atkins
Friday, September 15, 2017

PAINTSVILLE — Paintsville quarterback Jake Hyden tossed a pair of touchdown passes to Tanner Smith and the defense shut down Pikeville as the Tigers scored a 28-0 win in a game played at Memorial Field on Sept. 8.

 

Smith rushed for 76 yards and one touchdown on nine carries and hauled in two passes for 86 yards as the Tigers improved to 3-1. Running back Tyrese Allen rushed eight times for 51 yards and a late score.

 

Hyden completed 4 of 9 passes for 94 yards. Jackson Hensley had three receptions for 34 yards.

 

Pikeville running back Zach Roberts carried 17 times and was held to just 24 yards. Quarterback Peyton Boyd-Blair converted on 7 of 20 passes for 56 yards. He was picked off once as the Panthers fell to 1-2.

 

Hyden tossed a 29-yard touchdown pass to Smith with 5 minutes, 31 seconds left in the opening period to put the Tigers ahead to stay. Seth Trador added his first of four PAT kicks to make it 7-0.

 

Paintsville extended its lead to 14-0 at the break when Smith hauled in a 57-yard touchdown pass from Hyden on the first play of the second quarter.

 

Smith's third touchdown came on a fourth-down play when he started left and reserved his field and race 33 yards with 3:19 to go in the third period to push the Tigers up 21-0.

 

Allen capped the scoring with a short five-yard touchdown run with 1:54 remaining in the game.

 

Paintsville will host Williamsburg (3-1) and Pikeville travels to Belfry (2-1) tonight.

 

 

 

At Paintsville

 

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

 

PK (1-2)….....................................................................................0 0 0 0 – 0

 

PV (3-1)….....................................................................................7 7 7 7 – 28

 

Scoring:

 

First Quarter

 

PV – Tanner Smith, 29-yard pass from Jake Hyden (Seth Trador kick), 5:31

 

Second Quarter

 

PV – Tanner Smith, 57-yard pass from Jake Hyden (Seth Trador kick), 11:50

 

Third Quarter

 

PV – Tanner Smith, 33-yard run (Seth Trador kick), 3:19

 

Fourth Quarter

 

PV – Tyrese Allen, 5-yard run (Seth Trador kick), 1:54

 

Next up: Pikeville (1-2) at Belfry (2-1); Paintsville (3-1) vs. Williamsburg (3-1), Sept. 15.

UPENDED: Pikeville running back Zack Roberts (above) is upended by Paintsville defensive back Silas Stambaugh during a Class A matchup played at Memorial Field on Sept. 8. Below, Tiger quarterback Jakey Hyden looks to pass during Paintsville's 28-0 win over Pikeville.
Medical Leader│Photos by TEDDY PAYNTER
Author Name: 
Teddy Paynter
Friday, September 15, 2017

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