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May releases Ebola outbreak statement

PIKEVILLE — Pikeville Medical Center has issued the following statement regarding any concerns of a potential Ebola outbreak in our region.   According to President and CEO Walter May, “Ebola is not spread through casual contact; therefore, the risk of an outbreak here is more on this story...  


PMC patient finds comfort in ABC support group

In the spring of 2008, Sue Smallwood was diagnosed with Stage II breast cancer.   When faced with the difficult decision of having a lumpectomy or a mastectomy surgery, she joined the Pikeville Medical Leonard Lawson Cancer Center’s After Breast Cancer (ABC) Support Group.   A lumpectomy more on this story...  


  

PMC celebrates Pharmacy Week

PIKEVILLE — During the month of October, Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) recognizes the excellent work performed by its pharmacists and pharmacy techs during National Pharmacy Month. October 19–25 is hospital pharmacy week and October 28th is National Pharmacy Technicians (Pharm-tech) Day.   Pharmacists and pharmacy more on this story...  


LLCC celebrates Hot Pink, Cool Blues: Annual event raises nearly $10,000

PIKEVILLE — The Pikeville Medical Leonard Lawson Cancer Center’s (LLCC) After Breast Cancer (ABC) Support Group hosted the community’s ninth annual Hot Pink, Cool Blues celebration Oct. 18 at the Mark V in Pikeville. All proceeds from the event went toward helping local, underinsured breast cancer more on this story...  


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Our Employees Make The Difference


Phyllis Bowling: Staff Development Specialist, Employee Education Department

Not many people can say they’ve devoted nearly four decades to their employer. But that’s an easy statement for Pikeville resident Phyllis Bowling to make. She’s devoted 39 years to Pikeville Medical Center. She currently works as a PMC Staff Development Specialist, more on this story...  


Shirley Coleman: Oncology Program Coordinator, Leonard Lawson Cancer Center

Shirley Coleman joined the staff at Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) in 1975. She has managed the surgical floor, served as house supervisor and is currently an Oncology Program Coordinator.   She received certification in medical/surgical nursing in 2002 and basic life support and first-aid in 2014. more on this story...  


Cheryl Hickman: Assistant to the President/CEO, Administration

In 1969 Cheryl Hickman came from New Jersey to Pikeville as part of St. Vincent Mission.   She helped open a daycare center,  second-hand store, and assisted with social work and outreach programs mainly in Floyd County.   Her passion for helping others led her to the field of nursing.   more on this story...  


Dana King: Director, Guest Relations

For the past 22 years, Dana King has dedicated herself to serving Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) in any way necessary. She started her career at PMC as secretary to the controller, a part-time, temporary position. She was quickly promoted to human resource assistant, a full-time more on this story...  


Brenda Griffith: Food Service Worker, Nutritional Services

Not many people understand commitment and dedication the way Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) food service worker Brenda Griffith does. Griffith, who has been with the hospital over 32 years, has worked in Hobe’s Grille since 1982 when it was located in the Miners Building. more on this story...  


  

Roy Bowling: Equipment Specialist, Respiratory Therapy

Four decades. Roy Bowling has given that — and then some — to Pikeville Medical Center. He has been employed at the hospital for 42 years. “It’s a good job. They’ve been really good to me and it’s a good place to more on this story...  


Willena Moore: Director, Family Practice Clinic

Willena Moore will celebrate her 38th year as a Pikeville Medical Center employee in November. She began as a nursing aide and quickly advanced to a Registered Nurse, serving most of her career in the emergency department. Moore has held management positions for the past 16 more on this story...  


Linda Greer: PMC Sleep Lab Respiratory Therapist, Respiratory Therapy

Linda Greer joined the staff at Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) on October 29, 1979. Her career has revolved around respiratory care where she has held several positions including respiratory therapy, pulmonary rehab, manager and director of respiratory care.   She currently is a respiratory therapist in the Sleep Lab. more on this story...  


Diana Gilbert: House Manager, Nursing

Elkhorn City resident Diana Gilbert began her career at Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) on April 10, 1995. Prior to working at the hospital, she had worked for several different coal companies. The coal business’ instability inspired Gilbert to take a different direction in life. She more on this story...  


Gerri Collins Administrative Assistant, Administration

Johns Creek resident Gerri Collins began working at Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) soon after graduating from college on January 24, 1994. She applied to work as an accountant in the accounting department, per her college degree. She was instead offered a job in human resources more on this story...  


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Community News


City breaks ground at Marion Branch $13 million road, bridge projects to build business: $13 million road, bridge projects to build business

PIKEVILLE — Local and state officials hosted a groundbreaking ceremony at the Pikeville Industrial Park, located at Marion Branch, on Oct. 20. The event marked the beginning of a $5. 7 million road project and an $8 million bridge project at the 400-acre industrial site. more on this story...  


Charles needs a loving family

He enjoys gardening and is interested in horticulture. Like most boys his age, Charles also enjoys playing sports and watching television. He is also very intelligent and likes to read. He does great in school when he concentrates on his work more on this story...  


Last weekend to see Alice in Wonderland

ELKHORN CITY — Oct. 26 marks the last performance of Alice in Wonderland at the Artists Collaborative Theatre in Elkhorn City. Based on the classic children’s story by Lewis Carroll, the play follows Alice’s “mad romp” through Wonderland. A tumble down a white rabbit’s hole leads more on this story...  


Ground broken for Letcher research facility

The surrounding hillsides ablaze with autumn colors, dreary skies and a chilling breeze beckoned late afternoon rain showers. But in a few short months, just on the other side of a long and desolate winter, the Lilley Cornett Woods Appalachian Ecological Station will spring back to more on this story...  


  

Colley accepts leadership role

PIKEVILLE — The Southeast Kentucky Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors recently appointed Vice President of Operations Jacob Colley to serve as interim president. The appointment came several days after current President/CEO Jared Arnett was named the first executive director of Shaping Our Appalachian Region (SOAR). more on this story...  


Annual charity dinner a success

PAINTSVILLE — The fourth annual Charity Dinner was a huge success on Oct. 18, raising more than $25,000 for The Jordan Light Foundation (TJLF). Close to 300 corporate and community partners attended the event, held at the Ramada Inn in Paintsville, to “Ignite the Light” for more on this story...  


Pike County earns NACo awards

PIKEVILLE — The National Association of Counties recently honored Pike County government with two National Achievement Awards. The county was recognized for the Pike County Fallen Peace Officer’s memorial, located on the grounds of the Pike County Courthouse, and the newly-renovated Hatfield-McCoy Park in McCarr. more on this story...  


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Obituaries


Obituaries

Eddie J. Scarberry, 90, of Goody, died Oct. 10. Funeral: Oct. 17. Burial: Mountain View Memory Gardens Thomas Smith Jr. , 81, of Canada, died Oct. 18. Funeral: Oct. 22 at Lonesome Dove Old Regular Baptist Church. Burial; Stanley-Smith Cemetery, Canada more on this story...  

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Sports


Hawks steamroll Cards

BUCKLEY’S CREEK — Pike Central running back Chris Wesley rushed five times for 122 yards and a pair of touchdowns to help the Hawks to a 40-8 homecoming wins over Sheldon on Oct. 17. Hawk quarterback Mac Justice added 109 yards rushing on nine carries and more on this story...  


Third-ranked Panthers roll in second half

MOUNT ZION, W. Va. — Tug Valley likely secured a post-season playoff berth with a 36-14 win over Calhoun County on Oct. 17. The Panthers, now 7-1 and ranked No. 3 in Class A, used a balanced ground attack to wear down the Red Devils, more on this story...  


Valley Cats hold on, beat Eagles

HYDEN — Shelby Valley went on the road to Leslie County and the Wildcats left town with a nail-biting 38-35 win over the previously unbeaten Eagles in a key district matchup on Oct. 17. The Wildcats, now 6-2, built a 38-13 lead before the Eagles stormed more on this story...  


Bobcats score road victory

SALYERSVILLE — Betsy Layne went on the road to Magoffin County and the Bobcats won a shootout with the Hornets, winning 52-36 on Oct. 17. Running back Jonathan Brock carried 18 times for 130 yards and three touchdowns while quarterback Peyton Case added 117 yards rushing more on this story...  


Friday Night Lights

SPORTS – Friday Night Lights Here is a look at this weekend’s high school football matchups: Belfry. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (7-1) vs. Pike Central. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (4-4) Date: Oct. 24 Site: CAM Stadium/Haywood Field Kickoff: 7:30 p. m. more on this story...  


Ball bounces Cougars way in overtime district win

HAZARD — The stars were aligned for Letcher Central in its district showdown with Perry County Central on Oct. 17. Perry Central’s Damon Tobler fumbled at the one-yard line and the ball rolled out of the end zone as the Cougars held on for a thrilling more on this story...  


  

Pirates use big 2nd half to top Dawgs

LOUISA — Belfry was finally able to shake off Lawrence County in the final 12 minutes as the Pirates earned a hard-fought 34-19 district win on Oct. 17. The Pirates, now 7-1, held a slim 20-19 advantage over the Dawgs (7-2) before quarterback Noah more on this story...  


Miners trounce Tigers

NEWTOWN, W. Va. — Mingo Central all but secured a post-season playoff berth with a 53-6 thrashing of Chapmanville Regional at “Buck” Harless Stadium on Oct. 17. The Miners, now 6-1, rolled up more than 500 yards in total offense, including 116 yards and a touchdown from more on this story...  


Pikeville, BL, AC advance in tourney play

ROBINSON CREEK — Pikeville’s Faith Runyon was perfect on 28-of-28 serves in leading the Lady Panthers to a 3-0 win over Piarist School in the 59th District girls’ high school volleyball tournament played at Shelby Valley High School on Oct. 21. Runyon finished with more on this story...  


Raiders breeze past Rebels

HI HAT – South Floyd dominated play from start to finish as the Raiders rolled to a 40-0 victory over rival Allen Central at Raider Stadium on Oct. 17. The Raiders, now 4-4, held the Rebels (2-6) to just 135 total yards. South Floyd finished with more on this story...  


Panthers breeze past Hornets, stay unbeaten

PIKEVILLE — Pikeville continued its march through the district with a 55-0 victory over Phelps at Hillard Howard Field on Oct. 17. It marked the first time the Panthers, now 8-0, had scored back-to-back shutouts since October of 2007. It also marked the first 8-0 start more on this story...  


Bears stumble, fall at Bethel University

McKENZIE, Tenn. — The University of Pikeville (UPIKE) football team lost three turnovers and came up on the short end of a 28-14 decision to Bethel University at Wildcat Stadium on Oct. 18. The Wildcats, now 2-5, won for the first time in three more on this story...  


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Chaplains Corner


Protection from Intruders

It was no surprise that a security breach at the White House was a top news story. An intruder jumped the fence that surrounds the White House. He made it into the White House and was tackled outside the Green room by an off duty Secret Service agent. This more on this story...

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