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PMC health fair brings attention to hepatitis

Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) was among several organizations worldwide working with the World Hepatitis Alliance to help raise awareness about hepatitis. PMC held a community health fair in recognition of World Hepatitis Day at the Mark II in Pikeville on July 28. more on this story...  


Update testing guidelines make more women eligible for Herceptin; benefit uncertain

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Changes to HER2 testing guidelines for breast cancer in 2013 significantly increased the number of patients who test HER2-positive, according to a new study by Mayo Clinic researchers published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. Cancers that have an excess of HER2 protein or extra copies more on this story...  


PMC welcomes Dr. Dempsey

Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) proudly welcomes Anthony Dempsey, MD, critical care physician. Dr. Dempsey attended the University of Tennessee and later transferred to University of California, Los Angeles where he received his Bachelor of Science in neuroscience. He received his medical degree more on this story...  


PMC welcomes Dr. Mateen

Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) welcomes Nida Mateen, MD, an experienced internist, to the medical staff. Dr. Mateen will be treating hospitalized patients at PMC. Dr. Mateen specializes in internal medicine and is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine.   more on this story...  


PMC offers expecting parents free pediatrician consultation

Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) understands that many questions arise for parents-to-be when preparing for the birth of a child. That’s why the hospital is now offering free consultations with a PMC pediatrician during pregnancy. By talking with one of the hospital’s three board certified more on this story...  


PMC Employees Off The Clock: Todd Werner, Pikeville Medical Center Sleep Lab Supervisor

Todd Werner has been with Pikeville Medical Center since 1991 when he joined the respiratory department. He helped start the hospital’s sleep lab department in 1994 and currently supervises all three PMC Sleep Labs. Werner has not only shown talent in his career but has also exhibited an aptitude more on this story...  


  

Senate candidates visit PMC during campaign swing

U. S. Senate democratic candidate Jim Gray toured Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) as part of his visit to Pikeville on July 26. Gray, a businessman and current mayor of Lexington, spoke with hospital officials about his plans if elected in Kentucky. U. S. Sen. Rand Paul toured PMC more on this story...  


PMC welcomes Dr. Singer

Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) proudly announces the addition of Gary Singer, DO, emergency medicine physician. Dr. Singer received his medical degree from the Kansas City College of Medicine and Surgery in Missouri. He is board certified by the American Osteopathic Board of Emergency Medicine. more on this story...  


PMC welcomes Dr. Lataifeh

Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) welcomes Abdel Rahman Lataifeh, MD, to the medical staff. Dr. Lataifeh specializes in critical care medicine and pulmonary medicine and sees patients in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). After graduating with a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery Certificate from Jordan University of more on this story...  


WORLD HEPATITIS DAY: PMC to host a community health fair

PIKEVILLE — Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) will host a community health fair in recognition of World Hepatitis Day on Thursday, July 28 from 7:30am to 6pm at the Mark II, located at the Landmark Hotel Complex (190 South Mayo Trail, Pikeville). Hepatitis C infection is the more on this story...  


Emergency medicine physician offers tips for summertime safety

Summer in eastern Kentucky means people are spending more time outdoors hiking, playing sports, running and playing. All of that activity is good news, but along with it comes an increase in visits to the emergency room. Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) encourages everyone more on this story...  


PMC welcomes Dr. John Blackburn

Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) proudly announces the addition of John Blackburn, MD, anesthesiologist. Dr. Blackburn received his Bachelor of Science in biochemistry from the University of Kentucky (UK) in Lexington, and his medical degree from the UK College of Medicine. He more on this story...  


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Community News


Patton statue near historic 99 commemorates his legacy

PIKEVILLE — Former Governor Paul E. Patton has had a life-long vision and passion to see eastern Kentucky shine brightly across the Commonwealth. His love for this region has been unconditional. Patton, a true Kentuckian, was honored this week during a ceremony which unveiled a statue more on this story...  


Golden Corral coming to Pikeville next January: Restaurant will bring 50 new jobs to county

RALEIGH, N. C. — Golden Corral Buffet & Grill proudly announces that it will soon open a restaurant in Pikeville. The restaurant will be located at 233 Cassady Boulevard, in Pikeville, and is scheduled to open in January 2017. The new Pikeville Golden more on this story...  


Breakdown of new laws approved by Kentucky General Assembly

FRANKFORT — New laws approved during the Kentucky General Assembly’s 2016 regular session go into effect on July 15. Among the over 90 new laws taking effect this week is legislation to allow Kentucky’s courts to permanently seal the criminal records of low-level felons. more on this story...  


BSCTC enrollment skyrocking for fall semester

PRESTONSBURG — Big Sandy Community and Technical College’s (BSCTC) enrollment for the fall semester has increased more than 12 percent year to date, BSCTC President Dr. Devin Stephenson announced on Monday. The college, which has campuses in Prestonsburg, Pikeville Mayo (Paintsville) and Hager more on this story...  


UPIKE-KYCO faculty certified preceptor for laser certification

PIKEVILLE — Gregory S. Moore, O. D. , was recently approved by the Kentucky Board of Optometry as a preceptor for licensed doctors of optometry applying for licensing privileges to perform Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty (SLT), YAG laser Peripheral Iridotomy (PI), and YAG laser Capsulotomy. Moore is a senior clinical instructor at more on this story...  


UPIKE names Bentley chief financial officer

PIKEVILLE — The University of Pikeville is pleased to announce the appointment of Barry Bentley as the vice president for finance and business affairs. Bentley comes to UPIKE with more than 25 years of comprehensive experience in finance, consulting and accounting management for both not-for-profit and more on this story...  


AOA installs Buser, D.O., as president: KYCOM Dean focuses on Osteopathic principles

CHICAGO — Boyd R. Buser, D. O. , dean of the Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine, was installed Saturday as president of the American Osteopathic Association. Buser assumed the presidency before an estimated 500 osteopathic physicians (D. O. s) at the American Osteopathic Association’s (AOA) annual business meeting in more on this story...  


SHOES OF HOPE: Missionary group provides shoes for nearly 300 kids while sharing God’s love

PIKEVILLE — “In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven. ”  — Matthew 5:16 A mission team recently set an extraordinary example of good work by providing hope to children across the more on this story...  


PLI concludes with session on natural gas, energy

PIKEVILLE — The Patton Leadership Institute class met on July 14 at Kentucky Power’s Big Sandy Power Plant in Louisa, Kentucky for their final session in the Chamber’s professional development and leadership program. The day was filled with discussions and presentations on the state of energy and natural gas more on this story...  


KYCO announces new faculty

PIKEVILLE — Josephine O. Owoeye, O. D. , MPH, joins the faculty at the University of Pikeville-Kentucky College of Optometry (KYCO) as an assistant clinical professor with a specialty in pediatric optometry and binocular vision. Owoeye earned her Doctor of Optometry degree and completed residency training in more on this story...  


Major Mountain Parkway project nears start

SALYERSVILLE — The first extension of the Mountain Parkway in more than a half century will begin soon as contractors start to widen the roadway through Salyersville’s Restaurant Row. The 2. 4-mile project will improve safety and ease mobility through the busiest and most visible stretch of roadway along the more on this story...  


Golf scramble benefits Trooper Island

PIKEVILLE — Kentucky State Police (KSP) are gearing up for the annual KSP Trooper Island Golf Scramble fundraising event. The tournament helps raise money to help provide a remarkable opportunity for children throughout the region to attend the popular summer camp – Trooper Island. more on this story...  


  

Senate candidates visit eastern Kentucky

PIKEVILLE — Incumbent Republican U. S. Senator Rand Paul and Democratic challenger and current Lexington Mayor Jim Gray are on opposite ends of the track when it comes to the future of eastern Kentucky’s coal industry. Both made stops in the region on Tuesday as Gray announced more on this story...  


Sonic Baptizm 2016 Tour

PIKEVILLE – Tickets are now on sale for Ted Nugent’s Sonic Baptizm 2016 Tour coming to the Eastern Kentucky Exposition Center on Friday, Aug. 19. The music icon has released more than 34 albums and has sold a career total of 30 million records. more on this story...  


Southeast Chamber’s Colley completes second year at IOM

WASHINGTON, D. C. — Institute for Organization Management, the professional development program of the U. S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, is pleased to announce that Jacob S. Colley, President/CEO, of the Southeast Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, has recently completed his second year at Institute for Organization Management, a four-year nonprofit leadership more on this story...  


Laid off miner finds future in fiber program

PIKEVILLE — Fred Bentley II worked in the coal mines of West Virginia, near his home of Lenore for more than 20 years.   He did about every job underground, from shoveling coal onto a belt, loading trains and even surveying. The decline of coal placed more on this story...  


Some changes coming for migratory birds

FRANKFORT — Although Kentucky is baking in the hottest temperatures of the year, hunters will be afield in a little over a month pursuing migratory birds such as dove, wood duck, American woodcock and resident Canada goose. Those planning to hunt during these seasons must be more on this story...  


Pike County 4-h ready for Kentucky State Fair

The time of the year that everyone with even a tinge of (4-H) green in their blood looks forward to is now upon us — Cloverville and the Kentucky State Fair. The Kentucky State Fair is August 18-28. Cloverville is a village-like area located in the more on this story...  


‘The Fantasticks’ opens Aug. 5

The Morehead Theatre Guild is gearing up for its summer show “The Fantasticks,” a musical which, after opening in New York City in 1960, has been running ever since making it the longest running production of any kind in the history of New York City theatre. more on this story...  


ANU hosting annual Healthy Fun Fair

PIKEVILLE — American National University (ANU) is gearing up for its ninth annual Healthy Fun Fair.   The much anticipated event is expected to attract over 1,200 people to ANU’s Pikeville campus. Admission is free and the event will be open to the public. more on this story...  


UPIKE hosts Esports Vision Science Academy

PIKEVILLE – Area middle and high school students sharpened their technology skills and learned about the science of vision in a setting centered on virtual reality during the University of Pikeville’s second Esports and Vision Science Academy. An interest in video games led to a broader more on this story...  


MSU hosting SOAR program Aug. 5

MOREHEAD — Morehead State University will offer a Student Orientation, Advising and Registration (SOAR) program Friday, Aug. 5 in preparation for the 2016 Fall Semester. Participants will check-in on the first floor of the Camden-Carroll Library. This is a walk-in SOAR program as students more on this story...  


UNITE addresses Floyd County Chamber

PRESTONSBURG — The Floyd County Chamber of Commerce held a networking luncheon meeting on July 12, at Reno’s in Prestonsburg.   The topic for this luncheon was combating illegal drug use in our community.   During the luncheon, two speakers from UNITE (Unlawful, more on this story...  


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Obituaries


Obituaries

Tom Hughes, 82, of Pikeville, died July 20. Funeral service July 24. Burial, Annie E. Young Cemetery, Pikeville. Connie K. Norman Chaney, 64, of Pikeville, died July 21. Graveside service July 24 at Spears Family Cemetery, Draffin. Tara Ratliff, more on this story...  


  

Obituaries

Donald “Don” Shepherd, 80, of Paintsville, died July 18. Funeral service July 21. Burial, Davidson Memorial Gardens, Ivel. Jerry Douglas Boyd, 49, of Banner, died July 15. Funeral service July 18. Burial, Spears Family Cemetery, Banner. Beulah Jean Brown, 70, of more on this story...  


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Sports


Former UPIKE baseball standout turning heads

PIKEVILLE — Josh Bailey, a senior on the University of Pikeville baseball team, is headed to the Cape Cod League for the final half of the season after a stellar showing with the Sabetha Lobos of the Mid-Plains League.   Bailey is set to join the more on this story...  


Eight UPIKE teams earn national academic honors

PIKEVILLE — Eight University of Pikeville athletic teams performed well enough in the classroom to earn NAIA Scholar-Team honors in 2015-16, officials from the national office announced on Friday. Women’s track & field led the way for the Bears, sporting a 3. 62 team GPA, more on this story...  


  

ROAD TO RIO: All roads lead home for BSCTC alum

LEXINGTON — Driving along Route 80 in Floyd County is the small community of Eastern, — no, not eastern Kentucky.   As you enter the unincorporated town there’s a sign “Home of Kenny Rice, National Sportscaster. ” Kenny Rice is without a doubt the town’s most beloved native more on this story...  


Kentucky Afield: Top-water bass lure addictive

FRANKFORT — An old saying among bass anglers declares they would rather catch one bass on a top-water lure than 10 on anything else. The shake-inducing strike of a huge black bass savaging a top-water lure at dawn is as addictive as free donuts in the more on this story...  


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Chaplains Corner


Praying for You

I’m praying for you.   Such powerful words and a message we often take for granted.   Visiting a patient recently, I reminded her that we in the Chaplains’ Department pray for her daily.   “I will pray for all of you too,” she said.   “I’m already praying more on this story...  


  

Birthday and History

I just recently celebrated my daughter’s birthday. She was born July 16, 1959 at 11:05 a. m. at the old Pikeville Methodist Hospital.   It is commonly referred to as “up on the hill. ”  She was looking around so bright eyed as the nurse brought her to more on this story...  


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