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.
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.
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.
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.