• Smithsonian comes to Wayland: From Kentucky’s first Mr. Basketball to national stage

    Posted:03/24/2017

    WAYLAND — The small community of Wayland is nestled away deep in the mountains of eastern Kentucky.

     

    This once booming coal town was home to more than 3,000 people. Wayland’s population today has dwindled to about 400.

     

  • Annual cleanup campaign set for April in Pike Co.

    Posted:03/24/2017

    PIKEVILLE — Pike County government and PRIDE came together this week at the courthouse to work on plans for the annual Spring Cleanup Campaign to help celebrate “A Generation of Change.”

     

    This year marks the 20th anniversary of PRIDE and their efforts to protect and preserve the environment.

     

  • Poisoning number one cause of injury-related deaths

    Posted:03/24/2017

    Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) is observing National Poison Prevention Week March 19-25, 2017.

     

    According to the American Association of Poison Control Centers, poisoning is the number one cause of injury-related death in the United States.

     

  • PMC offering new class for smoking program

    Posted:03/24/2017

    The smoking cessation program at Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) is all new this month. Freedom From Smoking is the new program designed by the American Lung Association that the Leonard Lawson Cancer Center (LLCC) will use in place of the Cooper Clayton method, that has been taught for years at the LLCC to help people quit smoking.

     

  • Avoid contact with others if ill with mumps

    Posted:03/24/2017

    According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), mumps is no longer very common in the United States. From year to year, mumps cases can range from a few hundred to a couple thousand.

     

  • American Metal Works ribbon cutting held at Mayo site

    Posted:03/24/2017

    PAINTSVILLE — Dennis Rohrer remembers something a friend told him a long time ago.

     

    “The friend said, ‘You only have a short amount of time here, so you got to leave it better than you found it.’”

     

  • PMC employee experienced recent storm first hand

    Posted:03/17/2017

    Five years ago, our region was in shock as word spread of death and devastation from tornadoes in several eastern Kentucky counties.

     

    That was the day tornadoes ripped through our region destroying numerous businesses, restaurants and homes, injuring more than 150 and property damages climbed into the millions.

     

  • PMC’s Dr. Patel says checkups are key to healthy kidneys

    Posted:03/17/2017

    March is National Kidney Month and Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) joins the National Kidney Foundation in urging all Americans to think about their kidney health and schedule a checkup.

     

  • Judi’s Place gearing up for annual race

    Posted:03/17/2017

    PIKEVILLE — Judi’s Place for Kids has become a “safe haven” for sexually abused children throughout eastern Kentucky, by providing specialized services, including interviews, medical care, and mental health services.

     

    For the past 10 years, the organization has fought to put an end to child abuse with the strong backing of the community.

     

  • Kentuckians urged to designate sober driver this St. Patrick’s Day

    Posted:03/17/2017

    FRANKFORT — As Kentuckians prepare to celebrate one of the country’s most popular holidays, the Kentucky Office of Highway Safety (KOHS) is reminding motorists to plan for a designated driver before the St. Patrick’s Day party begins.