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Friday, October 27, 2017

Mackenzie Stapleton would have never dreamed at the young age of 24 that she would be facing a breast cancer diagnosis. Thanks to routine self-exams, she knew something wasn't right when she felt a lump.


She has been a critical care RN at Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) for the past two years, so she understands the importance of prioritizing one's own health.


"I have always performed self-exams to be aware of what my normal state is, because my grandma had breast cancer," Stapleton explained. "I knew right away the lump had never been there before and it wasn't normal for me."


She went to the PMC Family Practice clinic the next morning to be examined. She was scheduled for an ultrasound the following week. Afterwards, she was sent over for a mammogram to get a better picture. Because of her age and the density of her breast tissue, more testing was needed for an accurate diagnosis.


"I was sent for a biopsy the following week and I got my diagnosis on March 19th," said Stapleton. "It was stage two breast cancer." Her official diagnosis was ductile carcinoma, the most common type of breast cancer.


Dr. Uzoma Nwakuche, PMC Hematological Oncologist, was in charge of her cancer care.


"Dr. Nwakuche was so personable and paid extra attention to detail," said Stapleton. "I missed my last appointment and he actually had a nurse find me to make sure I came in to see him. He really cares."


Dr. Oon Leedhanachoke, PMC General Surgeon, performed her mastectomy and Dr. Dimitrios Danikas, PMC Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon, handled the reconstruction. They performed both procedures in the same surgery, saving Stapleton from having two separate surgeries. "The fact that they could do both surgeries together was a real blessing for me," said Stapleton.


"Dr. Oon was very diligent and got the ball rolling with my surgery," expressed Stapleton. "He didn't waste any time and wanted to make sure we got the tumor out as fast as we could. He was honest with me and laid out the best options for me long-term."


"Dr. Danikas has been wonderful throughout the whole process. He made sure I was comfortable with everything he was doing," Stapleton added. "My reconstruction is amazing and I couldn't be happier!"


Stapleton and her fiancé, Michael Browning, got engaged in January, just two months before her cancer diagnosis. He, along with their families, have been with her through it all.


"His support and the support of both of our families meant more to me than words can accurately describe. They have held me up on the bad days and celebrated good news more passionately than I did myself," she expressed. "They wiped my tears and pushed me to never give up. They've loved me without pause and gave me a reason to not only fight for myself but everyone who's had a hand in my recovery."


"I can't say enough about my parents Bill and Teresa Stapleton. They raised me to be resilient, loved me unconditionally and have supported me in any way that I needed," said Stapleton. "My mom has changed dressings, slept on the couch for weeks for me, and drove me back and forth to appointments. She is the epitome of what a caregiver is, doing every single thing with love and care. I am infinitely blessed for the people around me and the love and support I have had through the past couple months."


Stapleton was off work for eight weeks, but her coworkers rallied behind her to show their support.


"My coworkers were wonderful to me," said Stapleton. "They had T-shirts made and wore them the day of my surgery."


Having a good support system can make all the difference when facing a cancer diagnosis.


"I am so thankful for the people at PMC who took care of me and I am blessed beyond measure to have the right people around me," Stapleton expressed. "They encouraged me to have a good attitude, and a good attitude is how I got through to survive and testify to others about what God has done for me"


Her whole outlook on life has changed in less than a year. Her story has even motivated her friends and family to be more consistent with their breast health as well.


"Cancer makes you appreciate things more. I have learned that the little things don't matter, it's the big moments in life that matter most," said Stapleton.


"Having cancer at my age has given me a platform to speak about this disease. My sister went to her doctor to get checked," Stapleton continued, "and family members and other people in my life are reminded to stay up-to-date with their mammograms and self-exams."


Stapleton's faith has strengthened throughout this whole process.


"Having cancer makes you realize how blessed we are to have a God that loves us as much as he does," said Stapleton. "God put this on me for a reason. I'm going to do something with it and hopefully help save someone else."


Stapleton has some good advice for women in our region.


"Be vigilant about self-exams and know what is normal for your body. Even if you think it seems silly, tell your doctor about any concerns you may have," urged Stapleton. "I was proactive about my health and caught my cancer early."


"I've had a lot of people around me holding me up. I am surrounded by amazing people," expressed Stapleton. "If telling my story helps save one other person, this fight was worth it."


Now that she is cancer free, Stapleton and Browning will marry in December.


To schedule an appointment at the Leonard Lawson Cancer Center, call 606-218-2212.

Author Name: 
Amy Charles
Friday, October 27, 2017

Sisters Nicole McNamee, Stella and Dot Stylist, and Amber Epling, Pikeville Medical Center 10th Floor Clinic manager, are teaming up for the second year with their Chemo Pouf Project.


Through the month of October, Stella and Dot is donating the net proceeds of certain products to Bright Pink. This organization is focused on early detection of breast and ovarian cancer in young women.


"Last year I had 63 poufs sponsored," said McNamee. "I hope to reach 100 by the end of October and I have sold 74 so far."


McNamee uses her commission from the sale of the poufs to buy items that a breast cancer patient might find useful. This year the poufs will include lotions, skin care items, lip balm, ginger and peppermint candy, etc.


"Our parents are cancer survivors and I have always been blessed by my business and felt the need to give back," McNamee explained.


McNamee has ties to the Leonard Lawson Cancer Center from years ago.


For four years, McNamee volunteered her time to the Look Good Feel Better program at the Leonard Lawson Cancer Center. "I saw how something small could make such a big impact in the life of a cancer patient," said McNamee.


McNamee makes sure to attach a prayer to each one along with the name of the person who sponsored it.


"We prayed over the poufs and included a special message on all of them from the person who sponsored it," McNamee explained. "When they see that someone who didn't know them, was thinking of them and had prayed for them, maybe they won't feel alone."


Her sister, Amber, has helped with the Chemo Pouf Project by working to get items donated. Her position at PMC also allows her to work with breast cancer patients during their recovery after surgery.


"We see the breast cancer patients on this floor who are going through reconstruction after their mastectomies and I see them through the entire process," explained Epling. "As a health care provider, seeing cancer patients gives you a different perspective."


After the poufs are stuffed with the donated items, Epling delivers them to her sister-in-law, Bemedji Epling, Leonard Lawson Cancer Center pharmacist. She makes sure they get distributed to chemotherapy patients undergoing treatment.


"The nurses at the Cancer Center have reached out to me to let me know how much the patients appreciate the gift and it was a bright spot in their day," said McNamee.


"With everything they are going through," said Epling. "To think that you might make their day better for one minute, or make them smile makes all the hard work worth it."


McNamee and Epling are both proud of each other for all they are accomplishing for breast cancer patients.


"I am always proud of Amber and all the work that she does to help patients," said McNamee. "I don't work in an industry where I am always able to give back and Amber does this for a living," McNamee continued. "This is just something small I can do."


"I take pride in saying that Nicole is my sister," said Epling. "My sister is somebody that is representing something so much more than a jewelry case," Epling continued. "To know I was going to be a part of something that could possibly make somebody feel better, that means so much to me," Epling said.


"Everyone knows someone who has been affected by breast cancer," said McNamee. "This is something tangible that we could do to help someone going through it."


Facebook has been her primary means of promoting this effort.


The cost of the pouf with tax is $26. If you would like to sponsor a pouf, please contact Nicole Trimble McNamee on Facebook before Oct.31.

Author Name: 
Amy Charles
Friday, October 27, 2017

PIKEVILLE – While Halloween is approaching fast, it's also a time for parents and guardians to be reminded of ways to keep their children safe.


The Pikeville Fire Department discusses fire prevention year round, but have recently been visiting schools to address Halloween safety and fire hazards during fire prevention month.


Assistant Chief Robby Lindsey has provided safety tips for outdoor Halloween decorations:


• Don't put your decorations too close to the house. If someone throws a cigarette down or a shortage happens and it does ignite, it's in the yard and not near the house.


• Check and make sure all of your decorations are still safe to use, such as extension cords – be sure they are safe to use outdoors.


• Don't overload your lights. If you feel your extension cord and it is hot that means it is overloaded.


• Keep an eye out for flammable materials.


• Be cautious when running extension cords under carpets, doors and windows. If a plug in is not in the area, do not raise the window and plug the cord in and push the window back down. This creates pressure on the cord, which builds up and can cause a hazard.


According to the Pikeville Fire Department there are several important safety tips to follow when it comes to a child's costume:


• Check the child's costume, make sure they're safe and high for visibility. Make sure the costumes are short enough to prevent tripping or contact with flame.


• Most of your commercial costumes are flame retardant, but ones made at home are typically flammable.


• Consider giving the kids a flashlight or long lasting glow stick so they can be seen.


• Look for costumes and accessories with a label indicating they are flame resistant.


• If a sword, cane or stick is part of your child's costume, make sure it is not sharp or too long. A child may be easily hurt with these accessories.


• Watch capes and plastic masks, if you get too close to a heat source the plastic will melt to the child.


• Take a photo of your child with and without their costume on. If something does happen and a child gets lost or separated, the picture can be sent out to dispatch and other first responders to help locate the child. If your child has a nickname, let them know what it is.


• Write down your name, the child's name and your cell number on a piece of paper and pin it to the top of the inside of their costume.


• Watch for jack-o-lanterns and tiki torches, make sure to keep your child away from those.


• Review with your children how to call 9-1-1 if they have an emergency or become lost. Talk to your child and let them know to ask a grown up for help if they become lost or separated.


Taking children trick-or-treating is a fun way for parents to be involved. Follow these tips for a safe night out:


• A parent or responsible adult should always accompany young children. Move with the child and walk them to the sidewalk.


• Only go to homes with a porch light on and never enter a home or car for a treat. Never send a child into a dark area.


• Remain on well-lit streets and always use the sidewalk. If no sidewalk is available, walk at the far edge of the roadway facing traffic.


• Always watch for traffic, especially when crossing the street.


• Watch for dogs and cats. Tell your children not to pet animals, you do not know how pets will react to certain costumes.


• Be close enough to your kids that incase something does happen you can react.


• If you see suspicious or unsafe activity, call 9-1-1.


Be sure to follow these tips when sorting through your child's candy:


• Wait until children are home to sort and check treats. Though tampering is rare, an adult should closely examine all treats.


• Don't let the child eat any candy that isn't pre-packaged unless you know the person it came from.


• Throw away spoiled or unwrapped candy and suspicious items. Check even commercial candy, if you squeeze the package, it should hold air.


"Our main goal as emergency responders, police, fire and dispatchers is the safety of the kids," Lindsey said. "We want everyone to know that if they have any questions or problems, they can contact us or the police department. That is what we're here for."


For more information call 606-437-5111 or 606-437-5112.

Author Name: 
Abigail Gibson
Friday, October 27, 2017

Here is a look at this weekend's high school football games:


Belfry (8-1)  vs. Johnson Central (8-1)


Date: Oct. 27


Site: CAM Stadium


Kickoff: 7:30 p.m.


Radio: 93.1 FM; 98.9 FM


Coaches: Philip Haywood (Belfry); Jim Matney (Johnson Central)


Players to Watch: RB Derek Wellman, RB Taveon Hunter (Belfry); RB Blake Gamble, RB Dillon Preston (Johnson Central)


Last Week's Results: Belfry 53, Pike Central 7; Ashland-Blazer 21, Johnson Central 18.




Shelby Valley (5-4)


at Boyd County (0-9)


Date: Oct. 27


Site: BCHS Stadium


Kickoff: 7:30 p.m.


Radio: 107.5 FM


Coaches: Anthony Hampton (Shelby Valley); David Manning (Boyd County)


Players to Watch: RB Seth Johnson, RB Dalton Meade (Shelby Valley); QB Logan Lunsford, RB Donovan Whitehead (Boyd County)


Last Week's Results: Shelby Valley 42, East Ridge 12; Greenup County 61, Boyd County 6.




Paintsville (8-1)


at Fleming County (8-1)


Date: Oct. 27


Site: Panther Stadium


Kickoff: 7:30 p.m.


Radio: 94.7 FM


Coaches: Joe Chirico (Paintsville); Bill Spencer (Fleming County)


Players to Watch: RB Tyrese Allen, QB Jake Hyden (Paintsville); QB Josh Crump, WR Brad Glascock (Fleming County)


Last Week's Results: Paintsville 32, Raceland 18; Fleming County 41, Pendleton County 0.




Betsy Layne (0-9)


at Jenkins (0-9)


Date: Oct. 27


Site: Tommy Brush Field


Kickoff: 7:30 p.m.


Radio: No radio


Coaches: Scotty McCoy (Betsy Layne); Matt Chandler (Jenkins)


Players to Watch: QB Bradley Woods, RB Morris Adkins (Betsy Layne); QB Lance Bentley, RB Andrew Watts (Jenkins)


Last Week's Results: Prestonsburg 49, Betsy Layne 0; Phelps 50, Jenkins 0.




Floyd Central (6-3)


at Letcher Central (0-9)


Date: Oct. 27


Site: Cougar Stadium


Kickoff: 7:30 p.m.


Radio: 100.1 FM; 103.9 FM


Coaches: Shawn Hager (Floyd Central); Junior Matthews (Letcher Central)


Players to Watch: QB Dylan Caudill, RB Koby Slone (Floyd Central); QB Nick Sergent, WR Blake Brashears (Letcher Central)


Last Week's Results: Floyd Central 43, Lawrence County 30; Whitley County 49, Letcher Central 24.




East Ridge (4-6)


at Knott Central (5-4)


Date: Oct. 27


Site: Patriots Stadium


Kickoff: 7:30 p.m.


Radio: No radio


Coaches: Brad Allen (East Ridge); Larry Maggard (Knott Central)


Players to Watch: RB C.J. Branham, RB Mikey Thompson (East Ridge); QB Cameron Jones, RB Ty Hollon (Knott Central)


Last Week's Results: Shelby Valley 42, East Ridge 12; Knott Central 48, Estill County 34.




Prestonsburg (6-3)


at Perry Central (6-3)


Date: Oct. 27


Site: Commodores Stadium


Kickoff: 7:30 p.m.


Radio: 95.9 FM


Coaches: John DeRossett (Prestonsburg); Tom Larkey (Perry Central)


Players to Watch: RB Ethan Varney, RB Blake Slone (Prestonsburg); QB Jack Sluss, RB Jayden Neace (Perry Central)


Last Week's Results: Prestonsburg 49, Betsy Layne 0; Harlan County 38, Perry Central 14.




Phelps (4-4)


vs. Hannan, W.Va. (2-6)


Date: Oct. 27


Site: Marty Casey Stadium


Kickoff: 7:30 p.m.


Radio: No radio


Coaches: David Jones (Phelps); Brian Scott (Hannan, W.Va.)


Players to Watch: QB Garrett Clevenger, RB Dylan New (Phelps); RB Stephen Berry, RB Logan Nibert (Hannan, W.Va.)


Last Week's Results: Phelps 50, Jenkins 0; Gilmer County, W.Va. 46, Hannan, W.Va. 6.




Pike Central (5-4)


at Ridgeview, Va. (7-1)


Date: Oct. 27


Site: Wolfpack Stadium


Kickoff: 7:30 p.m.


Radio: 103.1 FM


Coaches: Eric Ratliff (Pike Central); Rick Mullins (Ridgeview, Va.)


Players to Watch: QB Seth Conn, RB Isaiah Hess (Pike Central); QB Noah Mullins, RB McKenzie Sproles (Ridgeview, Va.)


Last Week's Results: Belfry 53, Pike Central 7;


Pikeville (4-4)


at Tolsia, W.Va. (2-6)


Date: Oct. 27


Site: Rebel Stadium


Kickoff: 7:30 p.m.


Radio: 98.1 FM


Coaches: Chris McNamee (Pikeville); Eric Crum (Tolsia, W.Va.)


Players to Watch: QB Connor Roberts, RB Zack Roberts (Pikeville); RB Jonathan Johnson, QB Wayne Williamson (Tolsia, W.Va.)


Last Week's Results: Pikeville 41, Grundy, Va. 13; Tolsia, DNP.




Mingo Central (8-0)


at Chapmanville (5-3)


Date: Oct. 27


Site: Tiger Stadium


Kickoff: 7:30 p.m.


Radio: 96.5 FM


Coaches: Joey Fields (Mingo Central); Rob Dial (Chapmanville)


Players to Watch: WR Drew Hatfield; RB Ryan Sullivan; RB Dylan Smith, QB Adam Vance


Last Week's Results: Mingo Central 64, Herbert Hoover 23; Chapmanville 63, Logan 26.




Tug Valley (7-1)


vs. Man High (1-7)


Date: Oct. 27


Site: Bob Brewer Field


Kickoff: 7:30 p.m.


Radio: No radio


Coaches: Tony Clusky (Tug Valley); Harvey Arms (Man High)


Players to Watch: RB Jonathan Blankenship, RB Chris Ellis (Tug Valley); RB Zack Frye, QB Trey Whitt (Man High)


Last Week's Results: Tug Valley 43, Hurley, Va. 8; Point Pleasant 45, Man High 0.




— Compiled by Staff Writer Teddy Paynter. He may be reached at 606-218-4932, 606-794-3609 or by e-mail at: teddy.paynter@pikevillehospital.org.

Author Name: 
Teddy Paynter
Friday, October 27, 2017

PIKEVILLE —Pikeville used a big second-quarter outburst to take control against Grundy (Va.) and roll to a 41-13 win in a game played at Hillard Howard Field on Oct. 20.


The Panthers, now 4-4, amassed 414 yards, including 346 rushing in dropping the Golden Wave to 5-3.


Running back Zach Roberts carried 14 times for 131 yards, including a four-yard touchdown run with 3 minutes, 43 seconds left in the third quarter to push the Panthers up 41-0.


Quarterback Connor Roberts rushed for 150 yards and a pair of touchdowns in the first half on 12 carries while Jackson Hensley had three carries for 16 yards and two scores, both coming in the second period on runs of three yards with 9:57 left in the half and then a six-yard run two minutes later to make it 13-0.


Roberts followed with a 14-yard touchdown run with 3:40 remaining before the break and then scored on the final play of the half from five yards out following a penalty in the end zone on the Golden Wave.


Grundy running back Jacob McNutt was held to just 69 yards on 16 carries while Gabe Fiser finished with 94 yards and a rushing touchdown on 12 carries. Fiser's 64-yard run with under 10 minutes left put Grundy on the scoreboard for the first time.


Fiser capped the scoring when he hauled in a 51-yard touchdown pass from Derrick Endicott with 1:05 left to play. Endicott was 4-of-12 passes for 68 yards.


Pikeville will play on the road tonight at Tolsia (2-6).




At Pikeville




GR (5-3)…....................................0 0 0 13 – 13


PK (4-4)…....................................0 27 14 0 – 41




First Quarter


No scoring


Second Quarter


PK – Jackson Hensley, 3-yard run (kick failed), 9:57


PK – Jackson Hensley, 6-yard run (Tanner Hamilton run), 7:54


PK – Connor Roberts, 14-yard run (Tanner Hamilton run), 3:40


PK – Connor Roberts, 5-yard run (Tanner Hamilton kick), :00


Third Quarter


PK – Kyle Watkins, 20-yard run (Tanner Hamilton kick), 6:41


PK – Zack Roberts, 4-yard run (Tanner Hamilton kick), 3:43


Fourth Quarter


GR – Gabe Fiser, 64-yard run (run failed), 9:41


GR – Gabe Fiser, 51-yard pass from Derrick Endicott (Sage Keen kick), 1:05


Next up: Pikeville (4-4) at Tolsia, W.Va. (2-6), Oct. 27.

ON THE GRIDIRON: Pikeville quarterback Connor Roberts (3) fakes the handoff to running back Zack Roberts (15) and looks to pass during the Panthers' 41-13 win over Grundy (Va.) at Hillard Howard Field on Oct. 20. Below Kyle Watkins (4) runs for a short gain. Pikeville plays at Tolsia (W.Va.) tonight.
Medical Leader│Photos by TEDDY PAYNTER
Author Name: 
Teddy Paynter
Friday, October 27, 2017

LICK CREEK — Shelby Valley running back Seth Johnson scored a touchdown in the closing seconds of the first half to ignite 28 unanswered points, leading the Wildcats to a 42-12 win over East Ridge in a game played at the Reservation on Oct. 20.


The Warriors, now 4-5, kept the football away from the Wildcats (5-4) for much of the opening half.


Johnson finished with 179 yards and two touchdowns on 12 carries while Clay Morgan and Dalton Meade each rushed for 48 yards and a pair of scores.


East Ridge was led by Mickey Thompson's 91 yards and one touchdown on 12 rushes while Zach Ramey finished with 65 yards on 14 carries.


Shelby Valley extended its seven-point halftime lead to 28 during a five-minute span in the third quarter.


Morgan ran 47 yards for a touchdown with 6 minutes 42 seconds left to push the Wildcats up 14-0. Meade followed with a four-yard run with 3:54 left and Johnson raced 41 yards with 1:29 remaining to extend the lead to 28-0.


Thompson's 54-yard run with 10:39 left to play put East Ridge on the board, cutting the deficit to 28-6.


Valley came right back as Morgan scored on a two-yard run with 8:24 remaining to make it 35-6. Meade added an 11-yard TD run with 6:14 on the clock to push the Wildcats up 42-6.


East Ridge running back C.J. Branham ran 31 yards with 2:13 left to close out the scoring.


Both teams are back in action tonight as Shelby Valley plays at Boyd County (0-9) and East Ridge journeys to Knott County Central (5-4).




At Lick Creek




SV (5-4)…...........................0 7 21 14 – 42


ER (4-5)…...........................0 0 0 12 – 12




First Quarter


No scoring


Second Quarter


SV – Seth Johnson, 57-yard run (Valentin Lammich kick), :15


Third Quarter


SV – Clay Morgan, 47-yard run (Valentin Lammich kick), 6:42


SV – Dalton Meade, 4-yard run (Valentin Lammich kick), 3:54


SV – Seth Johnson, 41-yard run (Valentin Lammich kick), 1:29


Fourth Quarter


ER – Mickey Thompson, 54-yard run (pass failed), 10:39


SV – Clay Morgan, 2-yard run (Valentin Lammich kick), 8:24


SV – Dalton Meade, 11-yard run (Valentin Lammich kick), 6:14


ER – C.J. Branham, 31-yard run (pass failed), 2:13


Next up: Shelby Valley (5-4) at Boyd County (0-9); East Ridge (4-5) at Knott County Central (5-4), Oct. 27.

Valley’s Dalton Meade takes the handoff from Sam Stanley at East Ridge.
Author Name: 
Teddy Paynter
Friday, October 27, 2017

Emerson Blake Mosley, son of Megan and Corey Mosley, born Oct. 17; weight: 7 lbs., 3 oz.


Lillyauna Marie Kelly, daughter of Angel and Randall Kelly, born Oct. 17; weight: 8 lbs., 6 oz.


Autumn Gracelin Johnson, daughter of Amber Adkins and Jordan Johnson, born Oct. 17; weight: 7 lbs., 11 oz.


Brinlee Jace Coleman, daughter of Brittany Senters and Anthony Coleman, born Oct. 17; weight: 8 lbs., 1 oz.


Lola Claire Brown, daughter of Brooke West and Channing Brown, born Oct. 17; weight: 7 lbs., 10 oz.


Michael Elijah John Everette Wayne Brewer, son of Ashley Brewer, born Oct. 16; weight: 9 lbs., 1 oz.


Hazel Marie Blankenship, daughter of Angelina and Clement Blankenship, born Oct. 15; weight: 5 lbs., 7 oz.


Abbygayle Grace Sanders, twin daughter of Joy and Andy Sanders, born Oct. 14; weight: 4 lbs., 14.1 oz; and Paisley Eulan-Mae Sanders, twin daughter, weight: 4 lbs., 10 oz.


Conner Thomas Whitt, son of Latasha Skeens and Curtis Whitt, born Oct. 14; weight: 6 lbs.


Mila Kate Hylton, daughter of Lisa and Jamie Hylton, born Oct. 14; weight: 5 lbs., 14 oz.


Hayleigh Gracelynn Smallwood, daughter of Morgan Cox and Dillion Smallwood, born Oct. 13; weight: 6 lbs., 6 oz.


Foxwell Cain Collins, son of Abigail and Christopher Collins, born Oct. 13; weight: 8 lbs., 15 oz.


McKynzie Faith Hackworth, daughter of Jessie and Matthew Hackworth, born Oct. 13; weight: 6 lbs., 15 oz.


Averie Rose Frasure, daughter of Bethany Dye and Dalton Frasure, born Oct. 13; weight: 6 lbs., 11 oz.


Khloe Izabella Osborne, daughter of Stephanie and Bryan Osborne, born Oct. 13; weight: 6 lbs., 14 oz.


Addison Grace Caudill, daughter of Ashley and Hassell Caudill, born Oct. 12; weight: 6 lbs., 8 oz.


Tanner Lee Howard, twin son of Leia Jordan and Brandon Howard, born Oct. 12; weight: 7 lbs.; and Weston Scott Howard, twin son, weight: 5 lbs., 12 oz.

Friday, October 27, 2017

Willie Mathew Robinette, 53, of Pikeville, passed away Oct. 22. Funeral, Oct. 26.


Madeline Gail Alexander, 73, of Williamson, W.Va., passed away Oct. 22. Funeral, Oct. 25, Second Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church, Williamson, W.Va. Burial, Mountain View Memory Gardens, Maher, W.Va.


Matthew David Hubbard, 37, of Culloden, W.Va., formerly of McVeigh, passed away Oct. 20. Funeral, Oct. 24. Burial, Mountain View Memory Gardens, Huddy.


Estelene Johnson Prater, 92, of Red Jacket, W.Va., passed away Oct. 22. Funeral, Oct. 25. Burial, Daniels Cemetery, Devon, W.Va.


Jesse R. Collier, 96, of Pikeville, passed away Oct. 23. Funeral, Oct. 26. Burial, Johnson Memorial Park, Pikeville.


Randy Junice Looney, 64, of Pikeville, passed away Oct. 23. Funeral, Oct. 25. Burial, Annie E. Young Cemetery, Shelbiana.


Gracie Ann Blackburn, 71, of Harold, died Oct. 18. Funeral, Oct. 24. Burial, Buddy Ratliff Cemetery, Marrowbone.


Dale Cisco, 63, of Merrimac, W.Va., passed away Oct. 23. Funeral, Oct 26. Burial, Merrimac Cemetery.


Tracy Lynn Adkins, 53, of Newark, Ohio, passed away Oct. 21. Funeral, Oct. 22, Cedar Bottom Old Regular Baptist Church. Burial, Slone Family Cemetery, Kimper.


Theresa Gayle Bartley, 58, of Elkhorn City, passed away Oct. 21. Funeral, Oct. 23, Elkhorn City Church of God. Burial, Bartley Cemetery, Elkhorn City.


Paris "Boots" Conway, 83, of Pikeville, passed away Oct. 19. Funeral, Oct. 22. Burial, Annie E. Young Cemetery.


Eldeen Stump, 78, of Lick Creek, passed away Oct. 23. Funeral, Oct. 26. Burial, Stump Family Cemetery, Lick Creek.


Sharon Copley, 65, of Elkhorn City, passed away Oct. 17. Funeral, Oct. 20. Entombment, J.U. Thacker Mausoleum, Pikeville.


Bobby Douglas Damron, 51, of Elkhorn City, passed away Oct. 16. Memorial service, Oct. 21, Jesus Is Lord Church, Adams Branch, Elkhorn City.


Michael Scotty Clouse, 53, of Prestonsburg, passed away Oct. 20. Funeral, Oct 24. Burial, Davidson Memorial Gardens, Ivel.


Julisa Joan Crum, 27, of Richmond, formerly of Floyd County, passed away Oct. 20. Funeral, Oct. 24, Little Salem Old Regular Baptist Church, Dana. Burial, Boyd Cemetery, Dana.


James A. "Red" Morris, 76, of Wayland, passed away Oct. 19. Funeral, Oct. 23. Burial, family cemetery, Eastern.


Audessa Potter, 75, of Regina, passed away Oct. 18. She owned and operated Three Way Drive Inn at Regina. Funeral, Oct. 21. Burial, Johnson Memorial Park, Pikeville.


Billie Carol Sullivan Stanley, 72, of Pikeville, passed away Oct. 16. Private memorial service planned.


Mollie O. Hall Jacobs, 66, of Topmost, passed away Oct. 24. Funeral, Oct. 28. Burial, Joe Hall Cemetery, Dry Creek, Topmost.


Elizabeth McComb Rennick, 89, of Prestonsburg, passed away Oct. 23. Funeral, Oct 26. Burial, Gethsemane Gardens, Prestonsburg.


Kimberly Dawn Slusher, 54, of Hueysville, passed away Oct. 23. Graveside services, Oct. 25, Rose Crest Cemetery, Versailles.


Joseph Hollie Conn, 77, of Martin, passed away Oct. 21. Funeral, Oct. 25. Burial, Gethsemane Gardens, Prestonsburg.


Aaron Scott Adkins, 25, of Prestonsburg, passed away Oct. 18. Funeral, Oct. 21. Burial, Highland Memorial Park, Staffordville.


Geraldine Spurlock, 76, of Printer, passed away Oct. 18. Funeral, Oct. 22. Burial, Spurlock Family Cemetery, Printer.


Kenneth Wayne Heater, 82, of Prestonsburg, passed away Oct. 17. Funeral, Oct. 20. Burial, Slone Cemetery, Middle Creek, Prestonsburg.


Billy Johns May, 88, of Allen, passed away Oct. 17. He was a U.S. Army veteran, having served during the Korean Conflict from 1951-53. Funeral, Oct. 20. Burial, May Family Cemetery Allen.


Glennora Wells Montgomery Nunnery, 88, of Auxier, passed away Oct. 16. Funeral, Oct. 22, Auxier United Methodist Church, Auxier. Burial, Auxier Relocation Cemetery.

Friday, October 27, 2017

National Mammography Day is today, October 20. This day serves as a reminder to all women that the best defense against breast cancer is early detection. Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) encourages women with risk factors for breast cancer to be proactive about their health and get a mammogram.


Mammograms are used as a screening tool to detect early breast cancer in women before there is any outward physical sign. They can also be used to detect and diagnose breast disease in women experiencing symptoms such as a lump, pain, skin dimpling or nipple discharge.


Mammography is specialized medical imaging that uses a low-dose X-ray system to see inside the breasts. A mammography exam, called a mammogram, aids in the early detection and diagnosis of breast diseases in women.


"Mammography is a tool that PMC uses to detect breast cancer early," said Neil Hunt, manager of PMC's Outpatient Diagnostic Center. "We use both screening and diagnostic mammography to evaluate for breast cancer."


About one in every eight women will develop invasive breast cancer in her lifetime. Approximately 246,660 will be diagnosed this year. "The earlier breast cancer is detected, survivability of the disease goes way up," explained Hunt.


Women are not the only ones at risk for breast cancer.


An average of one in 1,000 men will develop invasive breast cancer in his lifetime. About 2,600 will be diagnosed this year


"A woman over the age of 40 who has concerns about her breast health can get a screening mammogram without a doctor's order," said Hunt. "Just call PMC at 606-218-1000 to schedule it."


A screening mammogram is very quick. Two or three images of the breast are taken and later read by a radiologist. The results are sent to you and to your primary care physician.


"If our radiologists find any abnormalities in your mammogram, they can further evaluate your breast using ultrasound and MRI," explained Hunt.


"If you discover a lump or have pain or symptoms, your next step would be to see your physician who will likely order a diagnostic mammogram," said Hunt.


A diagnostic mammogram is more in depth. Several images of the breast are taken and a radiologist reviews your images. Sometimes a focused ultrasound is then ordered if an area needs a better image. An MRI is ordered when a mammogram is abnormal.


"We realize this a very private and personal experience. That's why we have mammography suites, as well as a very professional staff, many who have been here for years," assured Hunt. "They can answer any questions you may have and go over all of the steps to make you as comfortable as possible during your mammogram."


A common misconception is that only people with a family history of breast cancer are at risk for this disease. About 85 percent of breast cancers occur in women who have no family history of breast cancer. Less than 15 percent of women who get breast cancer have a family member diagnosed with it.


Hunt recommends living a smart, healthy life. "To reduce the risks of getting breast cancer maintain a healthy weight, exercise, and limit alcohol consumption," Hunt suggested.


The American Cancer Society recommends women ages 40-44 should begin annual breast cancer screening with mammograms. Women age 45 and older should continue with yearly mammograms.


Mammograms do not replace self- breast exams. Those should be performed every month. If you notice differences or feel pain make an appointment to see a physician.


For more information visit pikevillehospital.org or call 606-218-3500.


Author Name: 
Amy Charles
Friday, October 20, 2017