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PMC CEO, others inducted into Hall of Fame Café

PIKEVILLE — Signature Healthcare of Pikeville inducted several distinguished individuals into its annual Hall of Fame Café at a ceremony on Oct. 9. Hall of Fame ceremonies are conducted annually at Signature facilities across the U. S. This year, more than 350 individuals were honored. The more on this story...  


Breast cancer patient praises Pikeville Medical Leonard Lawson Cancer Center

Belfry High School teacher Kelly Mahon felt a lump in her right breast before bed and immediately knew it wasn’t supposed to be there.   Eight days after her 29th birthday, she was diagnosed with triple positive breast cancer.   Mahon and her husband, Steve, had heard more on this story...  


Cancer Center helps patient get back to enjoying life

PIKEVILLE — Thirty-five-year-old Pikeville resident Racheal Tackett was so exhausted she could barely make it through an eight-hour shift at work. After four pregnancy tests came back negative, she thought it could be early menopause.   She started taking vitamins and hoped her more on this story...  


PMC taking part in mock disaster drill

PIKEVILLE — Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) will be taking part in a full-scale mock earthquake disaster planned on Oct. 15. PMC Safety Management Director Mary B. Combs said the exercise will begin throughout the region at 9 a. m. and conclude around 11:30 a. m. more on this story...  


PMC’s Dr. Al Akhrass answers flu-related questions

PIKEVILLE — Pikeville Medical Center’s (PMC) Infectious Disease Medical Director Dr. Fadi Al Akhrass answers questions to protect you and your family during flu season. Q: What is Influenza? Dr. Al Akhrass: Influenza (flu) is a contagious respiratory illness. It can cause mild more on this story...  


PMC to celebrate Rebab Week with party, reunion

PIKEVILLE — Pikeville Medical Center’s Rehabilitation Hospital will host its tenth annual rehabilitation week celebration October 13-17. As a part of the festivities, a Rehab Party and Reunion will be held on Tuesday, October 14 from 10 a. m. to 2 p. m. on the 10th floor of more on this story...  


  

PMC participates in ‘Rumble in Region 10’

PIKEVILLE — Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) worked with local first responders and Pikeville High School Leadership students to participate in “Rumble in Region 10,” a mock earthquake disaster drill, on Oct. 15. The Region 10 Planning Coalition, made up of preparedness partners in Boyd, Carter, more on this story...  


Breast Cancer: Mammography Statistics (2014)

Every year over 200,000 American women are diagnosed with breast cancer. American Cancer Society screening guidelines for the early detection of breast cancer vary depending on a woman’s age and risk, and include mammography and clinical breast examination (CBE). This infographic illustrates findings from the Breast more on this story...  


Dr. Harris, Heart and Vascular Institute honored

PIKEVILLE — U. S. Congressman Harold “Hal” Rogers praised Pikeville Medical Center’s (PMC) Heart and Vascular Institute for its continued fight to eliminate heart disease throughout eastern Kentucky and bordering states. Rogers was on hand to present PMC Chief of Cardiology Dr. Bill Harris with the Health more on this story...  


PMC welcomes Dr. Hazelett

PIKEVILLE — Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) proudly announces the addition of Otolaryngologist, Gregory V. Hazelett, D. O.   Dr. Hazelett’s received his Bachelor of Science degree in 1974 from the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy, Lexington and a Doctor of Osteopathy in 1985 from West Virginia more on this story...  


PMC hosting Alzheimer’s workshop

PIKEVILLE — The Alzheimer’s Association invites the public to learn about their personal risk for Alzheimer’s disease during a free workshop that will be held this month at Pikeville Medical Center. A live interactive video presentation with a panel of experts from the University more on this story...  


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Our Employees Make The Difference


Doug Bailey: Financial System Analyst, Information Systems/ Telecommunications

"I love learning new things in my job and helping people," said Doug Bailey, who has been employed at Pikeville Medical Center for 33 years. He started as a computer operator on the night shift and later moved into the position of Common Business Oriented Language more on this story...  


Kathy Clark: Cancer Registry, Leonard Lawson Cancer Center

Kathy Clark started working at Pikeville Medical Center in 1976.   She began her career as a staff nurse in the OR.   Additional positions she filled were in surgical services and oncology and today she serves in PMC’s Cancer Registry. Clark earned two nationally recognized certifications, a more on this story...  


Terry Thacker: Patient Accounting Clerk, Accounting

For the past 16 years, Terry K. Thacker has been dedicated to working alongside his Pikeville Medical Center “family. ” He started working as a Materials Management Technician in 1998. He held that position for six years before transferring in the hospital to become a Patient Accounting more on this story...  


Robin Walters: Pharmacist, Leonard Lawson Cancer Center Pharmacy

For Robin Walters, it wasn’t a hard decision choosing to work at Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) after pharmacy school.   She had completed her internships through the hospital and her mother was employed in the radiology department for 28 years. “I was hired to start a program more on this story...  


Linda DeRossett: Director, Rehabilitation Therapy Services

At age nine, Linda DeRossett knew she wanted to be a therapist.   When she took a career interest survey in high school, it pointed her in the direction of occupational therapy (OT).   DeRossett said, “I went to Eastern Kentucky University and more on this story...  


Lisa Blackburn, Advertising Sales Representative, Medical Leader

Lisa M. Blackburn will celebrate her 17th year as a Pikeville Medical Center employee in November. She started working for the hospital’s public relations department in 1997, serving as a layout designer, and currently works as an advertising sales representative  for the Medical Leader. more on this story...  


Carolyn Johnson, Director, Laboratory Services

Carolyn Johnson has seen many changes at Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) in her 38 years of employment.   She was hired as a staff medical technologist and has since been a shift supervisor, department supervisor and manager, and she became the director of laboratory services two more on this story...  


Marigo Werner, Clinical Manager, Leonard Lawson Cancer Center

Originally from Salyersville, Kentucky, Marigo Werner knew she wanted to work at Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) after nursing school.   She had heard nothing but great things about PMC after moving to Pikeville.   Upon graduation, Werner was hired as a registered nurse (RN) on the medical/surgical more on this story...  


Ollie Meade: Telecommunications Specialist, Information Systems

Vietnam veteran Ollie Meade started working at Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) over 18 years ago. “I had heard many stories of how PMC was a great place to work and I made enough money to support my family,” he said. “That was important to me. ” more on this story...  


Tammy Conley, Lead Mammography Technician, Radiology

Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) lead mammography technician Tammy Conley lives in West Liberty, Kentucky.   She wakes up at 4:30 a. m. to drive 82 miles one-way, only because she loves her job.    “When I was in school to be a radiographer, I more on this story...  


  

Jane Robinson: Director, Spiritual Services, Chaplain Services

Jane Robinson began her career at PMC on October 1, 1989 as a staff accountant.   She has held positions as an administrative assistant in administration, executive assistant to CEO and Board president and now serves as the director of spiritual activities. Robinson said, “I love being more on this story...  


Mary B. Combs: Director, Safety Management

Safety and the care of others have always been front and center with Pikeville Medical Center’s (PMC) Mary B. Combs. “My direct involvement with the physical growth of PMC, and being able to work hospital-wide with all staff has truly been a blessing for me,” said more on this story...  


Roy Reasor: Director, Pharmacy

Pikeville Medical Center Pharmacy Director Roy Reasor has watched the growth of the hospital for more than 35 years now. “It’s amazing just how far we’ve come over the years in providing care for our patients,” Reasor said. “Part of that growth has been both inpatient more on this story...  


Tammy Blankenship: Patient Transfer Coordinator, Intake

After earning her Associate’ of Nursing degree from Eastern Kentucky University, Tammy Blankenship was hired at Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) as a registered nurse (RN) on the obstetrics unit.   She said, “I had always heard great things about the hospital, how wonderful it was and more on this story...  


Loretta Taylor: Cashier, Patient Financial Services

It didn’t take long after starting at Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) that Loretta Taylor knew she was in the right place.   She said, “I had heard great things about working at PMC.   Several of my friends had started jobs there and spoke very highly about more on this story...  


Brittany Onkst, Speech Language Pathologist, Rehab Services

After graduating from the Speech Language Pathology program at Valdosta State University in Valdosta, Georgia, Virgie native Brittany Onkst knew she wanted to return home to work. She said, “I wanted to work in my hometown and help the people here.   My family and friends were more on this story...  


Joe Dan Vanhoose, Operating Room Specialist/Equipment Educator, Surgery

Joe Dan Vanhoose received on-the-job training 26 years ago to become a scrub technician at Pikeville Medical Center (PMC).   He was the first male technician hired in the surgery department and would assist the surgeon during operations by passing off the instruments.   more on this story...  


Joyce Morris, Materials Management Tech/Mail Clerk

When her daughter resigned from the position of Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) Mail Clerk in 1989, Joyce Morris stepped in to replace her.   With no prior experience in a mail room, the job was new and exciting to Morris. “I take a more on this story...  


Phyllis Coleman, Delivery Technician, Obstetrics

Phyllis Coleman was hired at Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) as a delivery technician on the labor and delivery floor and would receive on-the-job training.   She has kept the same position for 21 years. She said, “I can’t think of anywhere else I more on this story...  


Jackie Caudill: Trauma Outreach/Injury Prevention Coordinator, Trauma

On May 14, Ashcamp resident Jackie Caudill celebrated 24 years of employment at Pikeville Medical Center (PMC). “I feel in my heart that Pikeville Medical Center is the very best hospital, giving the very best care,” he said. “I think it is the best place to more on this story...  


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Community News


Alltech’s ‘Dueling Barrels’ distillery to open in fall 2015

PIKEVILLE — Pike County will soon be home to a new $10 million bourbon distillery. Alltech President and Founder Dr. Pearse Lyons told a gathering of state, county and civic leaders that Dueling Barrels, named in honor of the area’s history, will open its doors in more on this story...  


BUILDING INFRASTRUCTURE: Pikeville lift station to benefit homes, businesses

PIKEVILLE — State and local officials marked a milestone on Oct. 9 with a ceremony that commemorated the beginning of a project that will help residents and businesses in Pike County. U. S. Rep. Harold “Hal” Rogers joined Pikeville city leaders in a ceremony to mark the more on this story...  


Williamson featured on PBS Newshour (Video)

A movement working to make Williamson, W. Va. a healthier place to live was highlighted on a news story on PBS on Oct. 10. The public news channel’s reporter Hari Sreenivasan interviewed Williamson residents who are playing key roles in improving the region’s health through more on this story...  


Scott honored

PIKEVILLE — While visiting several locations in Pike County on Oct. 9, U. S. Rep. Harold “Hal” Rogers honored Pikeville High School teacher Kelly Scott. Rogers, accompanied by PRIDE President/CEO Tammie Wilson, presented Scott with the PRIDE (Personal Responsibility in a Desirable Environment) Volunteer of the Month more on this story...  


Rogers thanks UNITE Pike; announces new program: Drug tests to be offered to parents

PIKEVILLE — U. S. Rep. Harold “Hal” Rogers lauded the work of the UNITE Pike Coalition and announced a new program geared to keep children away from illegal drug use. “I want to thank you coalition members for the work that you do, the compassion more on this story...  


UPIKE to expand

PIKEVILLE – University of Pikeville President Dr. James L. Hurley and U. S. Rep. Hal Rogers announced the creation of the Telecommunications and Information Technology Education Center at UPIKE. “The University of Pikeville is aggressively pursuing opportunities to create new programs of study,” said Hurley. “The Telecommunications more on this story...  


Red, White & Blue underway

MARTIN — The annual Red, White & Blue Days Festival began Wednesday and continues this weekend in downtown Martin. The festival, which honors military members and veterans, features art and craft vendors, food vendors, a carnival by Derby City Amusements, live entertainment beginning more on this story...  


Groundbreaking set for Marion Branch project

PIKEVILLE — Local residents are invited to attend a groundbreaking ceremony for Pikeville’s next big project. A groundbreaking will be held at 4 p. m. on Monday, Oct. 20, at Pikeville’s industrial park at Marion Branch, a 380-acre reclaimed strip mine site that the city more on this story...  


Miss Kentucky tours Pike County

PIKEVILLE — Miss Kentucky Ramsey Carpenter visited several schools in Pike County this month. Carpenter, who made it in the top 12 last month in the Miss America pageant, started her Miss Kentucky reign by visiting students at Mullins Elementary, Johns Creek Elementary, Pikeville Elementary, Millard more on this story...  


Registration underway for ‘Zombie Run’: Appalachian SPCA fundraiser includes ‘Zombie Tag’

PIKEVILLE — The Appalachian Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals invites the public to a “Zombie Apocalypse” this month. The fundraiser features a zombie-themed 5K race and “Zombie Tag” on Saturday, Oct. 25. Registration will begin on the Main Street Plaza more on this story...  


Arnett leaving Chamber, to head up SOAR

FRANKFORT – The Shaping Our Appalachian Region executive board announced this week the hiring of Jared Arnett of Harold as the regional initiative’s founding executive director. Arnett, the President/CEO of the Southeast Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, has been involved with the SOAR initiative since its start more on this story...  


SBA loans available to flood victims

The U. S. Small Business Administration announced that certain private non-profit organizations that do not provide critical services of a governmental nature may be eligible to apply for low interest rate disaster loans. These loans are available following a Presidential disaster declaration for Public Assistance more on this story...  


Eastern Kentucky Walk to End Alzheimer’s planned

PIKEVILLE — The Eastern Kentucky Walk to End Alzheimer’s will be held this weekend in the Pikeville City Park. Registration begins at 9 a. m. and the ceremony starts at 9:45 a. m. Organizers hope to raise at least $16,000 at the event, which more on this story...  


Pike County schools find ‘cause to celebrate’

PIKEVILLE — The Pike County School District improved across the board in the third annual Unbridled Learning Assessments and Accountability testing system, according to reports issued by the Kentucky Department of Education last week. Pike County School District Superintendent David Lester gathered administrators and more on this story...  


Letcher district ranking rises 53 points

WHITESBURG — Letcher County School District officials are celebrating an increase in scores in the state’s Unbridled Learning Assessments and Accountability testing system. The district’s overall accountability performance score increased from 60. 5 in 2013 to 69. 1, and the district’s ranking climbed a whopping 53 more on this story...  


Chess tourney is nationally rated

PIKEVILLE — For the first time, eastern Kentucky residents can participate in a local chess tournament that’s rated nationally by the U. S. Chess Federation. The East Kentucky Chess Club is hosting the tournament on Oct. 11 at Page 3 Game Zone, located at 547 N. Mayo more on this story...  


Pikeville native crowned king at MSU homecoming

MOREHEAD — Pikeville native Austin Casebolt was crowned as Homecoming King 2014 at Morehead State University on Oct. 4. The announcement came during the halftime ceremony at the MSU game against Campbell University. Casebolt, son of Pikeville Medical Center Public Relations Specialist Carol more on this story...  


Jenny Wiley Festival underway in P’burg

PRESTONSBURG — The Jenny Wiley Festival is underway this weekend in downtown Prestonsburg. The festival began Wednesday, Oct. 8, and continues through Saturday, Oct. 11, featuring live entertainment, a carnival, arts and craft booths, food vendors and numerous activities. The more on this story...  


UPIKE hosts ‘Humanities on the Hill’ event

PIKEVILLE — From “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” to “Appalatin” music in the mountains, University of Pikeville students and faculty will highlight “Humanities on the Hill” on Friday, Oct. 10. Art, communication, English, film and media arts, music, religion and Spanish will each be featured more on this story...  


Red, White & Blue festival begins next week

MARTIN — The city of Martin is celebrating veterans during its annual Red, White & Blue Days Festival. The festival begins Wednesday, Oct. 15, and continues through Saturday, Oct. 18, in downtown Martin in Floyd County. It features art and craft more on this story...  


  

New library now open: Facility combines old favorites with conveniences suited for digital patrons

PIKEVILLE — After four years of planning and two years of construction, the Pike County Public Library District opened its new library this week. Located on Thompson Rd. near Burger King and Tractor Supply in Pikeville, the state-of-the-art $10 million facility offers all the amenities more on this story...  


Weight loss guru to visit Pikeville: Shake Senora brings Neil Burns to talk about losing 475 lbs.

PIKEVILLE — A Richmond native whose amazing weight loss story has been featured on national television is traveling to Pikeville to encourage others who are ready to lose weight. Neil Burns was featured on ABC’s “Good Morning America” and the “Dr. Oz Show” after he lost more on this story...  


Alzheimer’s Association to host free workshops

The Alzheimer’s Association is helping several workshops to educate the public about Alzheimer’s disease, a progressive, degenerative disorder that attacks the brain’s nerve cells, resulting in the loss of memory, thinking and language skills and behavioral changes. The association’s Greater Kentucky-Southern Indiana Chapter will more on this story...  


Finch is a ‘Difference Maker’

PIKEVILLE — U. S. Congressman Harold “Hal” Rogers honored outgoing UNITE Pike Chairman Bob Finch during an Oct. 9 visit to the region. Rogers presented Bob Finch, who has chaired UNITE Pike for eight years, with the “Difference Maker Award,” an honor he bestows on residents in more on this story...  


Hope Wall on display

PIKEVILLE — The Hope Wall is now on display in Pike County. Established last year by Operation UNITE (Unlawful Narcotics Investigations, Treatment and Education), the Hope Wall features the names of people who have been in recovery from alcohol or drug addiction for at least 18 more on this story...  


Hobby Lobby open at Pikeville Commons; Marshalls opening soon

PIKEVILLE — Pikeville officials joined business leaders and area residents to celebrate the opening of the first store in the Pikeville Commons retail development this week. Hobby Lobby opened for business on Oct. 9 and leaders there joined city officials and the Southeast Kentucky Chamber of more on this story...  


WestCare to offer outpatient treatment to adolescents

PIKEVILLE — WestCare Kentucky is expanding services to offer substance abuse treatment services to children, teenagers and young adults. WestCare Senior Vice President Jeffrey Caudill announced that the organization received a $600,982 grant through the Kentucky Kids Recovery Grant Program to expand outpatient substance more on this story...  


Rodeo tickets remain on sale at Expo

PIKEVILLE — Tickets are still available for a rodeo that will take place at the Eastern Kentucky Exposition Center in Pikeville this month. The Hedrick Rodeo Company will host a rodeo sanctioned by the International Professional Rodeo Association and presented by the El Hasa Shriners on more on this story...  


Jenny Wiley Park ranger honored

PRESTONSBURG — A  local park ranger earned a state honor last week. James Burke, a Kentucky State Park ranger who is stationed in eastern Kentucky, received the Governor’s Ambassador Award for Courage during an Oct. 8 ceremony in Frankfort. Burke was nominated for more on this story...  


Appalachian Air sells first tickets: Tickets to be discounted initially

PIKEVILLE — For the first time, eastern Kentucky residents can purchase airline tickets and fly commercially in and out of Pikeville. Appalachian Air, a charter flight operated by Public Charters of Pennsylvania and Corporate Flight Management of Tennessee, started selling tickets online on Oct. 6. The more on this story...  


McConnell, Grimes to debate

Kentucky Educational Television will broadcast a debate next week between the most hotly contested race in Kentucky. KET will broadcast a debate between Republican U. S. Senator Mitch McConnell and Democrat Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes, who is seeking the U. S. Senate seat in the more on this story...  


Coverall owner credits God, prayers for overcoming cancer, success in business

There’s something divine happening in eastern Kentucky and Coverall territory owners Ernie and Yvonne Gullett are a part of it. Since 2006, the Gulletts have serviced businesses spanning 15 counties along the eastern corner of Kentucky and are having their best year to date. The more on this story...  


Pikeville schools ranked among the best

PIKEVILLE — The Pikeville Independent School District once again scored among the highest in the state in the third annual Unbridled Learning Assessments and Accountability testing system, according to reports issued by the Kentucky Department of Education last week. The district raised its overall more on this story...  


Floyd County is ‘District of Distinction’: District ranks 12th in state assessment

PRESTONSBURG — The Floyd County School District ranks among the top schools in the state in the annual Unbridled Learning Assessments and Accountability testing system, according to reports issued by the Kentucky Department of Education last week. Kentucky Department of Education Commissioner Terry Holliday joined Sen. more on this story...  


State assessment ‘starting point’ for Jenkins

JENKINS — Results from the state’s Unbridled Learning Assessments and Accountability testing system tells a story about the Jenkins Independent School District, but it doesn’t tell the whole story. Superintendent Fredrick Bowling said the scores mark the beginning of new chapter in the school’s more on this story...  


Broken Trail Horse Ride helps needy children

PIKEVILLE — The Broken Trail Horse Club invites the public to its fall trail ride. The trail ride, set to be held Oct. 17-19 at the Pikeville-Pike County Regional Airport, provides funds the club uses to purchase Christmas gifts for children in need. more on this story...  


Appalachian Heritage Festival this weekend

BREAKS, Va. — Breaks Interstate Park will host the fourth annual Appalachian Heritage Festival on Oct. 11-12, showcasing regional crafters, musicians, and time-honored Appalachian traditions. “Our region has a very rich heritage, and this festival is an opportunity to put the spotlight on that,” said Superintendent Austin more on this story...  


Last Muscle on Main this weekend

PIKEVILLE — Eastern Kentucky residents who have not yet attended a Muscle on Main event in Pikeville have only one opportunity left this season to do so. The final 2014 Muscle on Main event will be held Oct. 10-11. “We welcome more on this story...  


TJLF hosts annual charity dinner

PAINTSVILLE — Tickets are now on sale for the 4th Annual Jordan Light Foundation Charity Dinner, which will begin at 6 p. m. on Saturday, Oct. 18 at the Ramada Inn in Paintsville. The event is a fundraiser for the nonprofit Christian foundation, which works to help more on this story...  


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Obituaries


Obituaries

Avonell M. Crider, 80, of Allen, died Oct. 13. Funeral: Oct. 17. Burial: Gethsemane Gardens in Prestonsburg Edna Lucille Hamilton, 91, of Teaberry, died Oct. 12. Funeral: Oct. 16. Burial: Hamilton Cemetery in Teaberry Walter Scott Wireman, 50, of Gunlock, died more on this story...  


  

Obituaries

Ollie Nichols, 93, of McCarr, died Oct. 1. Funeral: Oct. 4. Burial: Mountain View Memory Gardens Joe B. Varney, 74, of Sidney, died Oct. 3. Funeral: Oct. 7. Burial: Weddington Family Cemetery, Sidney Landon James Canada, 73, of Varney, more on this story...  


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Sports


Blackcats escape Wildcats: Second-half surge carries P’burg to big district win

ROBINSON CREEK — Prestonsburg rallied in the second half to turn away Shelby Valley, 26-18, in a district showdown at Teco Field on Oct. 10. The Wildcats, now 5-2, took a 12-6 lead into the dressing room at the break, but the Blackcats (7-1) went in more on this story...  


Unbeaten Panthers cruise past Raiders

HI HAT — The previous week off didn’t slow down Pikeville’s high-octane offense. The Panthers ran out to a 28-0 halftime lead and cruised to a 43-0 win over South Floyd in a game played at Raider Stadium on Oct. 10. Pikeville running more on this story...  


Rebels steamroll at home against Hornets

EASTERN — Allen Central dominated play from start to finish as the Rebels rolled to a 48-0 win over Phelps at Don Daniels Athletic Complex on Oct. 10. Running back Jesse Brown rushed nine times for 77 yards and Corey Davis added 50 on more on this story...  


Warriors storm back in second half to beat Wave

GRUNDY, Va. — East Ridge rallied from a 14-point, halftime deficit to beat Grundy, 22-14, at Nelson Memorial Field on Oct. 10. The Warriors, now 3-5, spoiled homecoming for the Golden Wave and the victory was the first ever in the series. more on this story...  


Eagles turn over Bobcats in district matchup

STANVILLE — Betsy Layne turned the football over six times, including three interceptions by Leslie County’s James Brock, as the Bobcats fell 44-30 in a game played at Bobcat Field on Oct. 10. Bobcat quarterback Peyton Case completed 19-of-33 passes for 303 yards and three scores, more on this story...  


Runyon leads Pikeville past South Floyd

HI HAT — Pikeville’s Faith Runyon finished with 15 kills, 14 digs, three aces, two blocks and one assist in the Lady Panthers 3-0 win over South Floyd in girls’ high school volleyball action played on Oct. 13. Alexxa Gearheart added 14 kills and more on this story...  


Betsy Layne Bobcats top Raiders in shootout

STANVILLE — The one thing you can count on when Betsy Layne and South Floyd clash on the gridiron — lots of scoring. The Bobcats stormed back from 20 points down in the first half to pull away and beat the Raiders, 64-44, in a game more on this story...  


Hawks fall to Eagles on the road

WESTWOOD — Pike Central quarterback Mac Justice rushed 22 times for 211 yards and passed for 173, but it wasn’t enough as the Hawks fell at Fairview, 47-30, in a game played on Oct. 2. Justice struggled through the air, completing just 11-of-31 attempts. He was more on this story...  


Panthers turn away Warriors

LICK CREEK — Tug Valley’s balanced attack was simply too much for host East Ridge as the Panthers scored a 49-30 win at The Reservation on Oct. 2. Panther quarterback Tyler Conley completed 8-of-18 passes for 176 yards and two touchdowns and he caught a pair more on this story...  


Tigers build big lead, hold off Eagles

PAINTSVILLE — Paintsville’s ball-control offense kept the pigskin out of Lexington Christian’s hands for more than 31 minutes as the Tigers scored a 24-12 win in the Apple Bowl played at Memorial Stadium on Oct. 2. Tiger quarterback Kash Daniel completed 12-of-19 passes for more on this story...  


Friday Night Lights

Here is a look at this weekend’s high school football matchups: Shelby Valley. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (5-1) vs. Prestonsburg. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (6-1) Date: Oct. 10 Site: Teco Field Kickoff: 7:30 p. m. Radio: 103. 1 FM; more on this story...  


Dawgs rally late to stun Bears

PIKEVILLE — The University of Pikeville Bears (UPIKE) saw another big fourth-quarter lead slip away as Cumberland (TN) rallied to tie the game late in regulation and the Bulldogs went on to score a heartbreaking 36-30 win at Howard Field in overtime on Oct. 4. CU more on this story...  


  

Late rally ends in heartbreak for Cavs

JENKINS — Jenkins stormed back from a big second-half deficit in the final quarter to pull even with Pineville only to see the Mountain Lions escape with a 36-28 win at Tommy Bush Field on Oct. 10. Pineville quarterback Tucker Woolum tossed a four-yard touchdown pass more on this story...  


Cougars dominate in win over Bears

ERMINE — Letcher Central put an end to Harlan County’s district dominance with a 54-24 in in the Friends of Coal Bowl played at Cougar Field on Oct. 10. Cougar quarterback Zane Blair passed for 138 yards and rushed for 104 yards and three more on this story...  


Hawks drop district matchup with Dawgs

LOUISA — Pike County Central and Lawrence County played in the opening half like their game was going to be an offensive shootout. The second half was an entirely different story. The Bulldogs (7-1) took a 23-20 lead on running back Cole Mosley’s more on this story...  


Miners roll past Dots in home win

NEWTOWN, W. Va. — Mingo Central exploded for 35 points during a span of six minutes in the opening quarter and the Miners rolled to a 63-18 win over Poca at “Buck” Harless Stadium on Oct. 10. The Miners, now 5-1, finished with 450 yards while sending more on this story...  


Pirates cruise in home win

GOODY — Belfry rallied from an early seven-point deficit to beat Christian Academy of Knoxville (TN), 31-7, at CAM Stadium/Haywood Field on Oct. 10. It marked the second straight win for Belfry, now 6-1, in series with the Warriors (4-3). Quarterback more on this story...  


Panthers top Pirates in double-OT

PIKEVILLE – Pikeville and Belfry played two extra periods of soccer to determine the 58th District boys’ championship at Bob Amos Park on Oct. 15. Andrew McNamee’s goal in the 90th minute of play was the winner for the Panthers, now 12-3-0. Connor more on this story...  


Lions turn back Rebels

EASTERN — Allen Central running back Jesse Brown had a breakout game for the Rebels, but it wasn’t enough to slow down Pine-ville as the Mountain Lions scored a hard-fought 35-24 win at rain-soaked Don Daniels Field on Oct. 3. Brown carried 19 times for 165 more on this story...  


Valley Cats roll past Grundy

ROBINSON CREEK — Shelby Valley’s Nick Wallace had a big night as he returned a pair of punts for touchdowns to help the Wildcats to a 44-0 homecoming win over Grundy (Va. ) at Teco Field on Oct. 2. Wallace scored on punt returns of 78 and more on this story...  


Pirates steamroll Blue Devils in big road win

GALLIPOLIS, Ohio — Belfry dominated play from start to finish as the Pirates cruised to a 41-0 win over Gallia Academy (OH) in a game played at Memorial Field on Oct. 3. Pirate running back Keaton Taylor, who moved from his starting quarterback position, led the more on this story...  


Big fourth quarter lifts Blackcats

HAZARD — Prestonsburg rallied in the fourth quarter with two Dalton Frasure touchdown runs to beat Hazard, 34-26, in a game played at Daniel Field on Oct. 3. Frasure, who rushed for 176 yards, scored on a 25-yard run to tie the game and Tate Greene’s more on this story...  


Pikeville boys top OBI, P’burg; girls drop Boyd County

ONEIDA  — Pikeville’s L. J. Allara and Denton Heffington scored unassisted goals as the Panthers edged Oneida Baptist Institute, 2-1, in boys’ high school soccer action played on Oct. 4. Alex Assa scored the lone goal for the Mountaineers. Pikeville improved to 9-2-0. more on this story...  


Lady Panthers struggle in Jefferson Co. Invitational

LOUISVILLE — Pikeville dropped four of five volleyball matches played in the Jefferson County Invitational held at the Ohio Valley Volleyball Center on Oct. 4. Here is a recap of matches: Pikeville’s Faith Runyon had 16 kills, 15 digs, two aces more on this story...  


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Halloween Story

Once upon a time, on a Halloween night,    The eve was cold and the moon shone bright.       A young man going home became ever so lost, He knew he must hurry along at all cost.     Out of the shadows a strange more on this story...  


  

Lesson from a spider

One day a woman who strove with all her heart to serve God yet faced many struggles in her life was lying in her garden trying to pray. As she watched the sky and sought to hear from God, she was distracted by a silvery thread, more on this story...  


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