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‘Love Ride’ benefits PMC cancer patients: Fundraiser set for this weekend

PIKEVILLE — Local residents have the opportunity to help cancer patients at Pikeville Medical Leonard Lawson Cancer Center. The 17th Annual “Kings Love Ride,” a fundraiser for the cancer center’s After Breast Cancer (ABC) Support Group, will be held Sept. 13. Registration begins more on this story...  


Raising awareness for ovarian cancer

As a doctor dedicated to the care of women with gynecologic cancer, I know that September is an important month.   It is the time to enhance awareness of ovarian cancer, the deadliest gynecological cancer and the fifth leading cause of cancer death among American women. more on this story...  


  

PMC observes AFib Awareness Month

PIKEVILLE — This September, Pikeville Medical Center’s Heart and Vascular Institute recognizes Atrial Fibrillation (AFib) Awareness Month. AFib is a quivering or irregular heartbeat that can lead to blood clots, stroke, heart failure and other heart-related complications. The condition occurs in an estimated 2. 7 million Americans more on this story...  


Stork Report

Aubrey Claire Maynard, daughter of Ashley and Danny Joe Maynard, born Aug. 26, weight: 7 lbs. 3 oz. Izzabelle Lynn Ann Thacker, daughter of Natasha and Garriet Thacker, born Aug. 26, weight: 7 lbs. 2. 8 oz. Jorden Dwayne Scott Adkins, son of Melissa more on this story...  


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Community News


Eastern Kentucky walk to raise awareness

PIKEVILLE — The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society will raise awareness of blood cancers during the Eastern Kentucky Light the Night Walk.   The event will be held on Thursday, September 18 in the Pikeville City Park beginning at 5pm. According to the Light the Night website, “The more on this story...  


State smoking ban expanded: All state properties, to be tobacco free, effective Nov. 20

FRANKFORT — In a Sept. 4 press conference, Gov. Steve Beshear outlined significant changes the state plans to take to decrease the number of residents who use tobacco. Noting that Kentucky continually ranks as the worst state in terms of smoking and cancer deaths, Gov. Beshear more on this story...  


Gov. Beshear encourages public to get flu shot

FRANKFORT — As flu season approaches, Gov. Steve Beshear and First Lady Jane Beshear encourage others to protect themselves by getting flu vaccines. They received their influenza vaccinations last week from the Frankfort First Onsite Clinic staff. “Jane and I know the best way to more on this story...  


Letcher County attorney Banks honored

FRANKFORT — Letcher County Commonwealth’s Attorney Edison G. Banks II earned a state honor last week. Attorney General Jack Conway announced the recipients of the 2014 Outstanding Commonwealth’s and County Attorney Awards as part of the Kentucky Prosecutors Conference at the Lexington Convention Center.   more on this story...  


Sound House expands ‘Lesson Room’ classes

PIKEVILLE — Pike County’s premier musical instrument company is expanding its educational outreach. Sound House Music, owned by Dwain Stevens, recently welcomed Anna Meyer as its new Lessons Coordinator. Sound House Music, a 5,800-square foot facility located at 4163 North Mayo Trail in more on this story...  


Hindman Settlement School featured

BEREA — The Hindman Settlement School is featured on the cover of the Summer 2014 edition of the Appalachian Heritage magazine. Founded in 1973, the magazine has been published since 1985 by Berea College. It offers contemporary writing and visual art from Appalachian authors and artists. more on this story...  


Austin needs his forever home

Austin is excited about the possibility of being adopted. He longs to be part of a forever family that will love and support him. However, Austin says finding a family is his primary goal. He enjoys being more on this story...  


Officials seek federal help for recent area flooding

FRANKFORT — After a back-to-back wallop of severe thunderstorms in eastern Kentucky last month, Kentucky Emergency Management officials said the damages are severe enough to warrant investigation by federal agencies to determine possible assistance to homeowners and businesses. Beginning Aug. 18, torrential rains resulted in flash more on this story...  


Of Soldiers and Salt

By FLOYD DAVIS Friends of Middle Creek PRESTONSBURG — It was a gray, wet day when Humphrey Marshall turned his back on Prestonsburg and retreated up the Left Fork of Middle Creek toward Virginia.   He left both the Big Sandy River more on this story...  


Mountain Heritage baby pageant set: Festival set for Sept. 22-27 in Whitesburg

WHITESBURG — Letcher County residents are gearing up for the annual Mountain Heritage Festival. The event, which began in 1983, honors the county’s Appalachian culture through various contests and activities. It will be held Sept. 22-27 in downtown Whitesburg. Local more on this story...  


Women’s conference set

PIKEVILLE — Bridge of Hope Christian Ministries invites women of all ages to learn about “Pursuing God’s Heart” this month. The church, located at 166 Lick Branch Ln. on Caney Hwy. in Pikeville, will host the 2014 Shelby Valley Women’s Conference under that theme more on this story...  


ASPCA to help feral cat colony

PIKEVILLE — The Appalachian Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is seeking funds for its first-ever Trap-Neuter-Release Program. Over the next few months, the nonprofit organization will be working to trap up to 25 feral cats that have been living in a Pike County more on this story...  


  

PARTNERING FOR A PURPOSE: Paint Pikeville Pink to help cancer patients

PIKEVILLE — Pike County’s most colorful race is returning for the fourth year, and Pikeville is tickled pink. The fourth annual Paint Pikeville Pink 5K Run/Walk will be held Sept. 20. Registration will be held from 7 a. m. to 8:45 a. m. and the race begins at more on this story...  


Emergency management acquires drone: ‘Sky Observation System’ has a range of one mile

PIKEVILLE — Pike County Government and the office of Emergency Management has acquired a new tool for emergency situations, search and rescue, hazardous materials incidents, damage assessment and other crisis scenarios. The DSLR Phantom 2 Pro Remote Controlled Quad Copter Sky Observation System, a type more on this story...  


Preparedness Month being recognized

FRANKFORT — In conjunction with National Preparedness Month, Gov. Steve Beshear proclaimed September as Preparedness Month in Kentucky. Kentucky’s Office of Homeland Security and Kentucky Emergency Management urge Kentuckians to “Be Aware — Be Prepared — Have a Plan. ”   A disaster can more on this story...  


Cornerstone offers financial guidance in Pikeville

PIKEVILLE — The Cornerstone Investment Group has been providing personal, business and multi-generational financial planning services in Pikeville for five years. Lead Financial Advisor Ronnie Spence opened the business in 2009 with the goal of offering a local, independently-owned alternative to large, traditional more on this story...  


Mann Toyota helps TJLF

PRESTONSBURG — A local business is helping nonprofit organization assist families facing medical crisis. Mann Toyota, located at 1811 U. S. Highway 23 North in Prestonsburg, recently donated $4,540 to the Jordan Light Foundation. To raise the funds, the car dealership donated a portion more on this story...  


Pike schools offer weight loss challenge: Sponsors sought for $18,500 in prizes

PIKEVILLE — With the staggering rise of obesity among children, as well as adults, Pike County Schools has issued a challenge that includes monetary awards for the highest percentage of weight loss.  “We cannot change genetics but we can change some risk factors for debilitating diseases more on this story...  


Progress continues on Pikeville Commons

PIKEVILLE — Progress continues on eastern Kentucky’s newest shopping center. Pikeville City Manager Donovan Blackburn reports that, despite wet weather, the Pikeville Commons shopping center is nearing completion. “Things are moving along quite well,” he said. “We’re extremely delighted. We’re talking to them more on this story...  


Battle of Middle Creek, festival set

PRESTONSBURG — The cannons will fire and the music will flow through the hills of eastern Kentucky this weekend. The public is invited to attend the Battle of Middle Creek and the Highland Folk Festival at the Middlecreek National Battlefield on Sept. 12-14. more on this story...  


Letcher artist to be featured

LEXINGTON — Letcher County artist Jeff Chapman-Crane will exhibit his artwork this month in Lexington. Jeff Chapman-Crane, a native of Tennessee, moved to Letcher County in 1982. Challenged and inspired by his high school art teacher, Crane’s artwork focuses on the culture more on this story...  


Feud play a success in Pike County

McCARR — The Hatfield & McCoy Arts Council reports that the second season of “Blood Song: The Story of the Hatfields and the McCoys” was a huge success this summer. The season ended Labor Day weekend at the recently renovated Hatfield/McCoy Park Outdoor Theatre in McCarr. more on this story...  


Registration for Relay for Life fundraiser

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Obituaries


Obituaries

Linda Lou Meade Johnson, 71, of Whitesburg, died Aug. 31. Survivors: husband Bruce Johnson; children Steven (Mary) Meade of Mt. Sterling, Deanna (Ronald) Tackett of Whitesburg, Eileen (Chester) Moore of Melvin; other family members. Funeral: Sept. 5, Little Rock Old Regular Baptist Church, Bevinsville. Burial: family cemetery, more on this story...  

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Sports


Panthers crush Tigers: Pugh rushes for 5 TDs, catches another in rout

PIKEVILLE — Pikeville running back Daric Pugh rushed for five touchdowns and caught a pass for another as the Panthers crushed Paintsville, 62-8, at Hillard Howard Field on Sept. 5. Pugh has been unstoppable the past two weeks. He has rushed 60 times in three wins more on this story...  


Turnovers doom Cougars in home loss

ERMINE — Letcher Central’s offense sputtered in the second half as Hazard rallied for a 41-27 win at Cougar Field on Sept. 5. The Cougars, now 2-1, took a 21-20 halftime lead and looked to be driving for another score in the third period, but fumbled more on this story...  


Yellow Jackets rough up Hawks

WILLIAMSBURG — Undefeated Williamsburg scored 35 points in the opening quarter and the Yellow Jackets went on to beat Pike County Central, 42-14, on Sept. 5. Jacket quarterback Skylar Griffith rushed 8 times for 93 yards and three touchdowns and completed 5-of-8 passes for 111 yards more on this story...  


Wildcats turn away Panthers

MEADOW BRIDGE, W. Va. — Tug Valley’s defense had no answer for slowing down Meadow Bridge running back Ryan Church. Church rushed for 161 yards and scored four touchdowns to power the Wildcats to a 32-20 win over the Panthers on Sept. 5. Church more on this story...  


Friday Night Lights

Here is a look at this week’s high school football matchups: Pikeville. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (3-0) at Sheldon Clark. . . . . . . . (1-1) Date: Sept. 12 Site: The Rock Kickoff: 7:30 p. m. Radio: 98. 1 FM more on this story...  


Hornets top Rebels

SALYERSVILLE — Magoffin County quarterback Dalton Keeton completed 9-of-11 passes for 266 and three touchdowns to lead the Hornets to a 27-8 victory over Allen Central on Sept. 5. Keeton also rushed 23 times for 111 yards and score as the Hornets (2-1) dropped the Rebels more on this story...  


Not this time: Morehead St. tops UPIKE

MOREHEAD — University of Pikeville running back Seth Millar rushed 15 times for 134 yards and four touchdowns but the Bears fell on the road to Morehead State University, 49-36, on Sept. 6. The Bears, now 1-1, fell behind 35-10 at the half as the Eagles more on this story...  


  

Pirates pound Bears: Hatfield, Willis lead ground attack

GOODY — Belfry used a balanced rushing attack to wear down Harlan County and the Pirates rolled to a 38-20 win in the Battle of the Mountains Bowl played at CAM Stadium in Sept. 5. The Pirates, now 2-0, built a 31-6 halftime lead before the more on this story...  


Miners run wild in home win over Tolsia

NEWTOWN, W. Va. — Mingo Central’s bruising ground game racked up more than 400 yards and the Miners finished with nearly 600 yards total en route to a 48-8 victory over Tolsia at James H. “Buck” Harless Stadium on Sept. 5. Running back Chase Justice carried 17 more on this story...  


Cards belt Bobcats, end 14-game skid

INEZ — Sheldon Clark had waited a long time for this moment. Running back Brandon Butcher rushed 10 times for 237 yards and four touchdowns to help the Cardinals beat Betsy Layne, 59-26, at The Rock on Sept. 5. It had more on this story...  


Valley steamrolls past East Ridge

LICK CREEK — Shelby Valley dominated play from start to finish as the Wildcats rolled past rival East Ridge, 36-0, in high school football action played at The Reservation on Sept. 5. Valley running back Chandler Rowe rushed 16 times for 171 yards and two touchdowns more on this story...  


Blackcats hammer Clay County, 44-6: South Floyd tops Hannan; Phelps falls

MANCHESTER — Clay County’s Dakota Boyd returned the opening kickoff 85 yards for a touchdown but it was all Prestonsburg them that point on as the Blackcats dismantled the Tigers, 44-6, in the Appalachian Bowl on Sept. 6. Running back Dalton Frasure carried 19 times for more on this story...  


High School Volleyball Roundup: South Floyd shines in Leslie Smash Bash

HYDEN — The South Floyd Lady Raiders volleyball team swept all four opponents in the Leslie Smash Bash played at Leslie County High School on Sept. 6. Here is a recap: South Floyd……. . . . 2 Harlan more on this story...  


High School Soccer: Belfry falls at Russell; Pikeville rolls past Shelby Valley

WESTWOOD — Belfry’s Matthew Lambert scored a pair of goals and assisted on two others but it wasn’t enough as the Pirates fell to Russell, 5-4, in boys’ high school soccer action on Sept. 6. Wilson Harris and Blake Mendoza added one goal each more on this story...  


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Chaplains Corner


Nothing is new

The Bible says, “And it came to pass, when the time was come that he should be received up, he steadfastly set his face to go to Jerusalem, and sent messengers before his face:  and they went, and entered into a village of the Samaritans, to make ready for more on this story...

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