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Pediatric patient’s family thankful

PIKEVILLE — Blake Funk, 16, of Ivel, and his family have a lot to be thankful for this holiday season, including Dr. Arlette Soros, Pediatric Endocrinologist at Pikeville Medical Center (PMC). Blake, a sophomore at Wesley Christian School, has battled short stature and the inability more on this story...  


  

Diabetes complications are worth preventing

PIKEVILLE — In recognition of American Diabetes Month, Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) encourages everyone to learn about the dangerous complications of diabetes mellitus (diabetes) and how to prevent the disease. Complications resulting from diabetes are divided into two categories, acute and chronic or long-term. more on this story...  


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Our Employees Make The Difference


Rusty Shanklin: Assistant Vice President/Assistant Chief Information Officer, Administration

Rusty Shanklin has been with Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) for more than two decades. He celebrated his 22nd anniversary in October. Shanklin currently serves as an Assistant Vice President and the Assistant Chief Information Officer at the hospital. more on this story...  


Robin Gayheart: Secretary, Home Health

Floyd County resident Robin Gayheart found the love of her life and her best friend while working at Pikeville Medical Center (PMC). Gayheart has dedicated 36 years to PMC, where she has worked as a unit secretary in the Emergency Department and other floors and departments. more on this story...  


Sharon Stanley: Physical Therapist, Weight Loss Surgery Clinic

Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) Staff Physical Therapist Sharon Stanley loves making a difference. The Pikeville resident has been employed the past 16 years in the same role since 1998. “At the end of the day I feel like the time I spent on more on this story...  


Patty Thompson: Vice President, Professional Services

Patty Thompson is the Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) vice president of professional services.   Thompson has also served as director of customer service, director of patient services and patient representative during the past 20 years. Thompson said, “I remember the first patient I more on this story...  


Athena Blackburn: Manager, of Nuclear Medicine and Ultrasound, Radiology

Athena Blackburn began her career at Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) on Oct. 1, 1984, as an x-ray technologist.   She decided she wanted to become a PMC employee after completing a clinical at PMC while attaining her radiologic technologist degree from Morehead State University. more on this story...  


Brenda B. Fowler: Patient Transfer Coordinator, Intake Department

Brenda B. Fowler has dedicated 35 years — nearly four decades — of her life to PMC. For the past six years, she has worked as a patient transfer coordinator. Prior to that, she worked as shift supervisor in the emergency department more on this story...  


  

Teresa Ratliff: Clerk, Environmental Services

Teresa Ratliff has been a valued member of the Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) family for almost 23 years.   She started her career with the hospital in January 1992 as a housekeeper in environmental services. Eight years later, she took on the more on this story...  


Lois Smallwood: Unit Secretary, Surgical Unit

If you ask Lois Smallwood what it’s been like working at Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) for more than two decades, she’ll undoubtedly use one word, time and again: family. “I love my nurses and my patients and my fellow employees. We are like family,” she said. more on this story...  


Kathy Hall: Clerk, Weight Loss Surgery

For nearly 19 years Kathy Hall has served the patients at Pikeville Medical Center (PMC).   Her career started as a volunteer in central registration where she could clearly see health care was the direction for her.   She soon moved in to more on this story...  


Wada Adkins: Patient Financial Counselor, Central Registration

Wada Adkins has been a part of Pikeville Medical Center’s (PMC) Central Registration team for 16 years.   She began her work at PMC in 1998 as a patient registrar, and then went onto pre-registration. Today, she works as a Patient Financial more on this story...  


Donald Keathley: Administrator, Laboratory

Laboratory Administrator Donald Keathley has a passion about making a difference in the lives of those his department serves at Pikeville Medical Center (PMC). “We realize every day the work we do means so much to our patients and their families,” said Keathley of Pikeville. more on this story...  


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Community News


Santa Train to provide thousands of free gifts during 72nd annual event

PIKEVILLE — Thousands of people will flock to various locations in Kentucky, Virginia and Tennessee this weekend to take part in an annual pre-Thanksgiving tradition. The 72nd Annual Santa Train will depart from the Shelby Yard in Pike County at approximately 6:30 a. m. on Saturday, Nov. more on this story...  


Wayne is a real-life survivor

Wayne needs a forever family. He is a survivor who is destined to succeed with the love, support, and help of a family. Wayne is a creature of habit who often has difficulty adjusting to change in his routine. more on this story...  


‘White Christmas’ opens at Jenny Wiley Theatre

PIKEVILLE — A Christmas classic is on stage in Pikeville this month. Jenny Wiley Theatre, located on Second St. , opened performances of the Christmas classic “White Christmas” on Nov. 21. The play, rated PG, will remain open through Dec. 21. more on this story...  


  

Fundraiser to help Pike family’s ‘Little Miracle’

LEXINGTON — The community is rallying behind a Pike County family that has faced some trying times in the last few weeks. The Eastern Kentucky Women’s Care Collective has started an online fundraiser to help one of the group’s co-founders, Cristin Stanley-Potter, and her family. more on this story...  


Donations sought for Christmas event

PIKEVILLE — Two local residents are gathering donations for an annual event that helps hundreds of local families and children at Christmas. Pikeville Medical Center Receptionist Suzie Scott and her husband, Pastor Jimmy Scott, are planning to host their “Christmas Party & Pictures with Santa” event more on this story...  


Diggers return to Pike County

PIKEVILLE — A national television station has been filming in areas of Pike County this month as the cast and crew of a popular television show dig up relics of the past. Over the past couple of weeks, the cast and crew of the National Geographic more on this story...  


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Obituaries


Obituaries

Brenda Mitchell Stiltner, 55, of Kimper, died Nov. 18. Funeral: Nov. 21 at Lord’s House of Phelps. Burial: Stilner Family Cemetery, Kimper April Leigh Adkins, 41, of Banner, died Nov. 12. Funeral: Nov. 16. Burial: Jeff Hunter Cemetery, Printer Tammy Nadine more on this story...  

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Sports


Paintsville derails Pikeville

PIKEVILLE — Pikeville’s dreams of reaching the Class 1A championship game in early December were derailed by Paintsville as the Tigers scored a stunning 30-6 win over the Panthers at Hillard Howard Field on Nov. 14. Pikeville, which finished its season at 11-1, had beaten Paintsville more on this story...  


Rowe, Tackett help Cats reach regional title game

ROBINSON CREEK — Shelby Valley’s Wildcats have reached an all-time high. Running back Chandler Rowe rushed for 184 yards and four touchdowns to carry the Wildcats to a 37-26 win over Lexington Christian in the second round of the Class 2A playoffs at Teco Field on more on this story...  


Belfry reaches regional finals

GOODY — Belfry moved one step closer to returning to the Class 3A state championship game as the Pirates defeated district rival Pike County Central, 43-14, in a game played at frigid CAM Stadium/Haywood Field on Nov. 14. Running back Austin Hatfield carried 14 times for more on this story...  


  

Tug Valley nips Man, Buffalo next

NEWTOWN, W. Va. — Tug Valley’s defense bent but never broke as the Panthers held on in the second half to beat Man, 16-12, in the opening round of the Class A playoffs on the brisk turf at “Buck” Harless Stadium on Nov. 15. The Panthers, now more on this story...  


Miners scalp Indians, Wayne rematch next

NEWTOWN, W. Va. — Mingo Central made sure this game wasn’t going to end as close as the regular-season meeting. The Miners advanced to the second round of the Class AA playoffs with a convincing 35-13 win over Sissonville in a game played at “Buck” Harless Stadium more on this story...  


Bears knock off Union, finish season 5-6 overall

BARBOURVILLE — The University of Pikeville Bears closed out the season with a 33-20 road win over Union College on Nov. 15. The Bears finished up the season 5-6 overall, and head into the off-season riding a three-game winning streak for first-year head coach more on this story...  


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Chaplains Corner


Be not troubled

On Nov. 11, 1918, the guns fell silent in Europe ending four years of carnage and turmoil referred to in its day as “the War to End all Wars. ” The euphoric peace and prosperity which followed was short-lived, ending in economic depression, and it ushered in more on this story...

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