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PMC News


PMC expansion complete: May’s vision becomes reality

PIKEVILLE – On Thursday, April 10, 2014, Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) hosted a Grand Opening Ceremony for its new Clinic and parking garage.  “The Clinic and parking garage expansion is one of the most exciting projects we’ve taken on over the years,” said Walter E. more on this story...  


Project is eight weeks ahead of schedule

2010: Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) administrators initiate plans for the construction by purchasing properties at Harold’s Branch and Baird Ave. to provide additional parking and renovate other PMC services. Feb. 2010: PMC received a $44. 6 million Community Facility Direct Loan from the U. S. Department of more on this story...  


New technology found throughout the new Clinic

PIKEVILLE — PMC strives to provide state-of-equipment to patients, and there is no exception to that rule in the Clinic. One of the facility’s most unique features brings convenience and efficiency to the entire hospital. A pneumatic tube system, a multi-channeled tube delivery system, has more on this story...  


New facility is environmentally-friendly

PIKEVILLE — When construction for the Clinic and parking garage began in 2010, the hospital’s main entrance was moved to Harold’s Branch. This move allowed construction workers to build a new driveway, drill piers to support the foundation of the new building and drill wells more on this story...  


PMC HONORS VOLUNTEERS

PIKEVILLE –  Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) celebrated its volunteers during the 25th annual volunteer banquet on April 7 at the Landmark Inn Banquet Room in Pikeville. Dana King, Director of Guest Relations and emcee of the event, recognized the volunteers for all their hard work more on this story...  


PMC observes Occupational Therapy Month

PIKEVILLE — April is Occupational Therapy Month and Pikeville Medical Center recognizes the hospital’s 10 Occupational Therapists and two certified Occupational Therapy Assistants who care for patients in inpatient and outpatient settings, as well as home health. Offering services in 12 counties in Kentucky, Virginia and more on this story...  


  

A building for the ages

PIKEVILLE —  Walter E. May, Pikeville Medical Center President and CEO, has successfully instilled the philosophy of “Dream big and big things happen” in the hospital’s leadership team, physicians and staff over the years. Most recently, his philosophy influenced the construction of a world-class Clinic more on this story...  


Improving efficiency, streamlining services

PIKEVILLE — The Clinic and the parking garage are interconnected, and these new structures are also connected to the hospital’s May Tower. This means that everything a patient needs is conveniently located and easily accessible. Parking Garage and Physician Offices more on this story...  


Clinic built with safety in mind

PIKEVILLE — Safety was a major concern during the planning, design and construction of the new clinic and parking garage. Several steps have been taken to protect visitors and patients. One of the most noticeable safety upgrades is found in the surgery more on this story...  


New facility is designed to impress

PIKEVILLE —  In planning to construct the Clinic and parking garage, PMC leaders paid great attention to details. All patient exam rooms are designed to scale from those at Mayo Clinic. All doors open automatically and waiting areas feature ample, comfortable seating more on this story...  


Public invited to attend PMC’s Holy Week Services

PIKEVILLE — Pikeville Medical Center invites everyone to attend the hospital’s Palm Sunday, Holy Week and Easter Sunrise services from Sunday, April 13 through Sunday, April 20. “Pikeville Medical Center has observed Holy Week and Easter as far back as I can remember,” said Jane more on this story...  


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Community News


WDHR earns national honor

LAS VEGAS — A Pike County radio station earned a national honor this week. WDHR-FM, an affiliate of East Kentucky Broadcasting in Pikeville, earned the National Association of Broadcasters’ Crystal Radio Award. It was among 50 stations in America that were nominated for more on this story...  


Pikeville gets 'Roasted': Gourmet coffee shop to open on Hambley Blvd.

PIKEVILLE — James and Michelle Sword are Pikeville’s chief coffee connoisseurs. They’ll proudly hang that title when they open their Roasted Coffee and Café shop on Hambley Blvd. in Pikeville next month. “We want to bring big-town coffee into small-town Pikeville,” James more on this story...  


Pike student earns Eagle Scout

PIKEVILLE — A Pikeville High School student recently achieved the rank of Eagle Scout. Kyle Martin, the 16-year-old son of Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) family practice physician Dr. David Martin and PMC Inpatient Rehabilitation Hospital Physical Therapist/Therapy Supervisor Sabrina Martin, earned the rank on Jan. 14 more on this story...  


A place for hope, healing

Judi’s Place is a nonprofit child advocacy agency that helps children who have been sexually abused in Pike, Floyd, Johnson, Magoffin and Martin counties. Judi’s Place, named after former First Lady Judi Patton, provides support and services to these children and their non-offending family members, more on this story...  


BSCTC invites public to talent show

PRESTONSBURG — Big Sandy Community and Technical College will host its seventh-annual Big Sandy Stars Talent Showcase at 7 p. m. on Friday, April 11, in Gearheart Auditorium on its Prestonsburg campus.   The talent show will feature BSCTC faculty, staff and students. Seventeen more on this story...  


Smith, McClure are ‘Master Teachers’

PRESTONSBURG – Two Big Sandy Community and Technical College faculty members were selected to the Master Teacher Seminar program. Mathematics Professor Dwight P. Smith and Jimmy McClure, assistant professor of electronics technology, attended an intensive three-day seminar on March 26-28. The Master more on this story...  


  

Appalachian Air to launch soon

PIKEVILLE — Officials who are working to secure commercial air service in Pikeville are hopeful that it will take off soon. Appalachian Air was scheduled to launch on April 14 at the Pike-ville-Pike County Airport, but “regulatory red tape” has caused a “temporary” delay, officials said.   more on this story...  


Forbes honors Community Trust: Bank among ‘50 Most Trustworthy’

Jean R. Hale, Chairman, President, and CEO of Community Trust Bancorp, Inc. , announced that Community Trust Bancorp, Inc. was recognized by Forbes magazine as one of “America’s 50 Most Trustworthy Financial Companies. ”  Community Trust was ranked first in the “Small Cap” category ($250 million to more on this story...  


‘Superheroes’ wanted this weekend: Annual run/walk raises funds for Judi’s Place

PIKEVILLE — Hundreds of people are expected to participate in the 7th Annual 5K Run/1 Mile Walk for Kids, which will be held in Pikeville this weekend. All proceeds will benefit Judi’s Place for Kids, a nonprofit child advocacy agency that helps children who have more on this story...  


KYCOM Cares: A call to service

PIKEVILLE. – On a mission to open their hearts and help, More than 125 medical students from the University of Pikeville-Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine (KYCOM) hosted a citywide community service day volunteering at 10 locations throughout Pikeville. Student and faculty volunteers from clubs in KYCOM’s more on this story...  


Dr. Herman honored: BSCTC professor to retire in May

PRESTONSBURG – Big Sandy Community & Technical College officials recently recognized a professor for his dedication to his profession. Dr. Doug Herman, professor of history at BSCTC, was recognized March 26, for his dedication to the college’s Read Across America program. “He more on this story...  


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Obituaries


Obituaries: Community mourns teen’s passing

BELFRY — A community is rallying behind the family of a Belfry High School sophomore who lost her battle with cancer this week. Casey “Lou” Michelle Maynard, 15, of South Williamson, died April 5. She was a sophomore at Belfry High School more on this story...

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Sports


AC, BL post ‘A’ victories; Lady Panthers top South Floyd

DRIFT —Allen Central pushed across 11 runs in the bottom of the first inning and the Rebels cruised to an 18-4 win over Phelps in the All “A” Classic at Drift Park on April 7. Kane Taylor drove in three runs while Trey Aldrich more on this story...  


Cats, Tigers cruise

INEZ — Betsy Layne built an early lead against Sheldon Clark and held off the Cardinals for a 9-6 win in the All “A” Classic played at Frank Horn Field on April 9. Dustin Rogers had two hits and knocked in three runs while more on this story...  


Cards outslug Blackcats; AC blanks PCC

STONECREST —Sheldon Clark and Prestonsburg combined for 28 runs and 31 hits in a game that wasn’t decided until the bottom of the seventh inning on April 5. The Cardinals (5-1) took a seven-run lead into the final at-bat but had to hang on to beat more on this story...  


Local gymnastics stars enjoy competing

For some gymnastics is viewed as an activity, while three young Tug Valley residents view it as a way of life. For McKenna Hatfield, Hannah Scales, and MicKah Steele gymnastics has become their entire life.   They all three love the hard more on this story...  


  

Warriors hammer Hawks

BUCKLEY’S CREEK — East Ridge took advantage of wild pitching and timely hitting to roll past Pike County Central, 12-2, on April 8. The Warriors, now 4-8, scored nine times in the top of the first inning and cruised to the win. Winning more on this story...  


MAC hosts baseball legend

PRESTONSBURG — The Mountain Arts Center stage will be transformed into a “field of memories” for its “An Evening with Pete Rose. ” Rose, known for slamming 4,256 hits in his legendary baseball career, will share his two-man show “Pete Rose Live” with fans of all more on this story...  


Campbellsville sweeps UPIKE baseball; Women fall

PIKEVILLE — The University of Pikeville baseball team had a three-run comeback in the ninth inning of game one and built a 2-1 lead in the sixth inning of game two, but a pair of big hits and some errors allowed Campbellsville to claim both wins at Johnnie LeMaster more on this story...  


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Chaplains Corner


Loving our enemies

I hope you see the Bible come to life all around you, somewhere, somehow, every day.   Not too long ago, while sitting on my couch, our crippled Chihuahua, Tootsie, waddled to my feet and begged to be picked up. Now curled up beside me and more on this story...

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