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PMC News


Never avoid warning signs of teen depression

The teenage years are a time to establish identity, and thus a time ripe for confusion and vulnerability.   It has become even harder recently with increased incidence of bullying, unrealistic body images portrayed by the media, confusion about gender identity and pressure to drink and try drugs.   more on this story...  


PMC observes National Prostate Health Month

PIKEVILLE — Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) is celebrating National Prostate Health Month in September to increase awareness of the importance of prostate health. Prostate cancer is the most common cancer among men (after skin cancer), in the United States. It affects one in more on this story...  


INTERVENTIONAL RADIOLOGY: New suite allows for expanded services

PIKEVILLE — Pikeville Medical Center’s May Tower houses the hospital’s newest addition, an Interventional Radiology (IR) suite.   IR specializes in minimally invasive image-guided procedures that diagnose and treat diseases in most every organ system in the body. The new IR suite allows physicians to offer more on this story...  


Colors of Courage 5K a success

PIKEVILLE — In its second year, the Colors of Courage 5K in Pikeville united people from across the region and several states for an important cause – raising money for underinsured patients of the Pikeville Medical Leonard Lawson Cancer Center. Approximately $25,000 was raised for patients more on this story...  


  

PMC welcomes Al Addasi, MD

PIKEVILLE — Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) proudly announces the addition of Al Addasi, MD, vascular and endovascular surgeon. Dr. Addasi received his Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery degree from the University of Jordan, completed his residency at Union Memorial Hospital in Baltimiore and completed his vascular surgery fellowship at Henry Ford Medical Center in more on this story...  


September marks National Food Safety Education Month

PIKEVILLE — National Food Safety Education Month highlights the importance of properly storing, preparing and serving food. In the Food and Nutritional Services department at PMC, appropriate steps are taken to store and prepare the food served in the cafeteria, Hobe’s Grill and to patients. more on this story...  


PMC physicians specially trained in neurological trauma

PIKEVILLE — When a trauma patient arrives in the Emergency Department (ED) with serious head and/or spinal trauma, the care of a physician specially trained in neurological trauma may be required. Duane Densler, MD, and Norman Mayer, MD, neurosurgeons, are part of the trauma team at more on this story...  


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Community News


Broadband project will impact health care, jobs, education

HAZARD — Internet at the blink of an eye will enable health care facilities, including Pikeville Medical Center (PMC), to collaborate and see patients and their records in life-saving time. Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear and U. S. Congressman Harold “Hal” Rogers officially launched the Kentucky Wired I-Way more on this story...  


County educator walking to bring awareness to cancer

PIKEVILLE — If Pike County educator Cindy Stuart was looking for motivation to do what she could for cancer victims she found it in a close and dear friend. “Seems like every time you turn around now someone else is being diagnosed with cancer,” Stuart said more on this story...  


Country legends coming to Expo in October

PIKEVILLE — Outlaw country music legends Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard are teaming up for a string of headlining shows this fall, including a stop at the East Kentucky Exposition Center on Friday, Oct. 23. Tickets go on sale today at the Appalachian Wireless Box more on this story...  


  

Paint Pikeville Pink 5K set for next weekend

PIKEVILLE — Every family throughout eastern Kentucky, southern West Virginia and southeast Virginia have been affected in some way by cancer. The financial burden placed upon families can be unbearable during these difficult times. Blessed Beyond Measure, a Pikeville-based, non-profit organization, helps a more on this story...  


Over $520 mil in state funds needed to beef up KTRS

FRANKFORT — The Kentucky Teachers Retirement System pension fund will need an additional $520. 4 million in state contributions to be fully funded next fiscal year, a state pension oversight board heard today. The $520. 4 million is in addition to around $380 million paid more on this story...  


Charlie Daniels Band to perform in P’burg

PRESTONSBURG — Tickets are still on sale for a concert with Charlie Daniels at the Mountain Arts Center next month. The concert will begin at 7:30 p. m. on Sept. 6 at the MAC. Charlie Daniels was born in North Carolina and raised on more on this story...  


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Obituaries


Obituaries

Neil Brian Jewell Jr. , 15, of Canada, died Aug. 28. Funeral: Sept. 1. Burial: Fuller- Thacker Family Cemetery, Canada Olin Dexter Gannon, 71, of Williamson, died Aug. 30. He was a U. S. Army veteran. Funeral: Sept. 3. Burial: Fairview Cemetery, Williamson more on this story...  


  

Obituaries

Rheba Johns-Johnson, 89, of Myra, died Aug. 19. Funeral: Aug. 23, Faith Baptist Church, Myra. Burial: York Mausoleum, Johnson Memorial Park, Pikeville Mose Skeens, 52, of Mouthcard, died Aug. 18. Funeral: Aug. 21. Burial: Blair Cemetery, Steele Oma Belcher, 89, of more on this story...  


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Sports


Pikeville 49 ~ Letcher Central 12: Panthers pounce Cougars

PIKEVILLE — Pikeville’s defense, fueled by an explosive offense, limited Letcher Central running back Jaylyn Williams to 156 yards and two scores as the Panthers cruised to a 49-12 win in the 31st annual Pike County Bowl finale played at Hillard Howard Field on Aug. 29. more on this story...  


Mingo Central 59, East 7: Miners dismantle Warriors

NEWTOWN, W. Va. — Mingo Central quarterback Stevie Hammond passed for 250 yards and five touchdowns to power the Miners to a dominating 59-7 win over Wyoming East in the season opener played at James H. “Buck” Harless Stadium on Aug. 28. Hammond completed 8-of-16 passes, including more on this story...  


East Ridge 36 ~ Phelps 0: Johnson runs Tribe past Hornets

GOODY — East Ridge came back strong after losing in the final minute to Knott County Central in the season opener to knock off Phelps, 36-0, in the opening game of the 31st annual Pike County Bowl played at CAM Stadium on Aug . 28. Running back more on this story...  


Tug Valley 36 ~ Sherman 7: Big plays result in big win

NAUGATUCK, W. Va. — Tug Valley began its match back to the Class A playoffs as the Panthers cruised to a 36-7 win over Sherman in the season opener played on the new playing surface at Bob Brewer Field on Aug. 28. Running back Corbin Oliver carried more on this story...  


Harlan 60 ~ South Floyd 26: Green Dragons run past South Floyd

HI HAT — Harlan pulled away from South Floyd in the second quarter and the Green Dragons went on to score a 60-26 win in a game played at Raider Stadium on Aug. 28. South Floyd quarterback Hunter Johnson passed for 175 yards and two touchdowns more on this story...  


Johnson Central 41 ~ Fairland, OH 6: Golden Eagles roll in opener at Fairland

PROCTORVILLE, Ohio — Johnson Central quarterback Bryce Workman passed for one touchdown and ran for another to help lead the Golden Eagles to a 41-6 victory over Fairland (Ohio) in the season opener on Aug. 28. Workman rushed four times for 49 yards and more on this story...  


Soccer Roundup

PIKEVILLE - Belfry's Matthew Lambert scored the only goal, the 50th of his career, in the 47th minute as the Pirates edged Pikeville, 1-0, in a match played at Bob Amos Soccer Complex on Sept. 1. Lambert became the first play in school history to reach more on this story...  


Pikeville 43 ~ Prestonsburg 6: Pugh fuels lopsided victory

PRESTONSBURG — Pikeville running  back Daric Pugh was in mid-season form in the opener played at Josh Francis Field on Aug. 21. Pugh carried 22 times for 303 yards and four touchdowns as the Panthers crushed Prestonsburg, 43-6. The senior is one of more on this story...  


High School Football Roundup: Rebels crush Hornets; ER, Jenkins fall

EASTERN — Allen Central running back Jesse Brown had only two carries and finished with 112 yards and two scores as the Rebels opened the season with a 56-0 victory over Phelps in a game played at Donnie Daniels Field on Aug. 21. Brown more on this story...  


South Floyd 38 ~ Betsy Layne 20: Second-half rally ignites win

HI HAT — It was a night of firsts for South Floyd’s football team in the season opener against Betsy Layne at Raider Stadium on Aug. 21. The Raiders, who trailed 14-0 at the break, scored 38 unanswered points in the second half to beat the more on this story...  


Franklin County 60 ~ Shelby Valley 6: Wildcats crushed in opener

FRANKFORT — Franklin County held Shelby Valley’s high-octane offense to just 121 yards and forced five turnovers as the Wildcats fell 60-6 in the season opener played at Benny Watkins Field on Aug. 21. The Flyers, meanwhile amassed 439 yards in total offense, including 274 rushing. more on this story...  


High School Volleyball: Kendrick reaches career milestone in win

GOODY — Allen Central volleyball standout Katie Kendrick reached a career milestone as the Lady Rebs defeated Belfry, 3-0, in a match played on Aug. 20. Kendrick finished with 18 kills, giving her 2,000 overall as Allen Central won, 25-8, 25-3 and 25-11. more on this story...  


High School Soccer: Pikeville teams sweep Valley; P’burg beaten

PIKEVILLE — Pikeville’s Connor Risner had three goals while Denton Heffington added two and two assists as the Panthers shutout Shelby Valley, 9-0, in a match played at Bob Amos Soccer Complex on Aug. 25. Campbell Dawahare had a pair of goals while Cade Byers and more on this story...  


  

Belfry 55 ~ Tates Creek 38: Wellman, Willis fuel big win

GOODY — Belfry opened its run at a third straight Class 3A state football championship with a 55-38 win over Tates Creek in the 31st annual Pike County Bowl matchup played at CAM Stadium on Aug. 28. Running backs Xondre Willis and Derek Wellman combined for more on this story...  


Shelby Valley 34 ~ Pike Central 32: Rowe scores 4 TDs in thrilling finish

PIKEVILLE — Shelby Valley and Pike County Central have battled over the years to an even standstill on the high school football field. It was no surprise their matchup in the 31st annual Pike County Bowl played at the W. C. Hambley Athletic Complex before a more on this story...  


Friday Night Lights

Here is a look at this weekend’s high school football matchups: Pikeville. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (2-0) at Paintsville. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (2-0) Date: Sept. 4 Site: Memorial Stadium Kickoff: 7:30 p. m. Radio: 98. 1 FM more on this story...  


Prestonsburg 20 ~ Sheldon Clark 7: Frasure, Cats turn over Cards

BLACKLOG — Prestonsburg rebounded on the road after getting hammered at home to beat Sheldon Clark, 20-7, in a game played at The Rock on Aug. 28. Running back Dalton Frasure carried 34 times for 177 yards and two scores as the Blackcats improved to 1-1. more on this story...  


Last week’s stars on the gridiron

Here is a look at this past weekend’s outstanding individual performances: • Mingo Central quarterback Stevie Hammond passed for 250 yards and five touchdowns and rushed for almost 100 yards as the Miners crushed Wyoming East in the season opener. Teammate Steven Whitt caught three passes more on this story...  


Volleyball Roundup

EASTERN - Allen Central advanced to the All "A" Classic semifinals with a 2-0 victory over East Ridge in a match played at J. E. Campbell Arena on Sept. 1. Sarah Grindrod had seven kills, five blocks and five digs in the 25-22 and 25-14 more on this story...  


Bears pull away, beat Rams in opener

PIKEVILLE - Elijah Bell's 44-yard punt return early in the first quarter put the University of Pikeville in front and the Bears went on to beat Bluefield College, 32-13, in the Mid-South Conference football opener for both team at the W. C. Hambley Athletic Complex on Aug. 27. more on this story...  


Letcher Central 49 ~ Pike Central 34: Williams powers Cougars past pesky Hawks

ERMINE — Pike County Central head football coach Shawn Thacker was well aware of how good Letcher Central running back Jaylyn Williams was long before the season opener played at Cougar Field on Aug. 21. Williams rushed 29 times for 430 yards and six touchdowns to more on this story...  


Friday Night Lights

Here is a look at this weekend’s high school football matchups: 31st annual Pike County Bowl East Ridge. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (0-1) vs. Phelps. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (0-1) Date: Aug. 28 Site: CAM Stadium Kickoff: more on this story...  


Paintsville 46 ~ Sheldon Clark 12: Tigers start quick, rout Cards

BLACKLOG — Paintsville running back Kent Phelps ran 65 yards for a touchdown just 16 seconds into the game and the Tigers went on to roll past Sheldon Clark, 46-12, in the season opener played at The Rock on Aug. 21. Phelps, who missed more on this story...  


High School Volleyball: Lady Cats ‘Serve-It-Up,’ win tourney

PAINTSVILLE — Betsy Layne’s Lady Cats went a perfect 5-0 in the Johnson Central Serve-It-Up Invitational to capture the crown in matches played on Aug. 22. The five wins moved the Lady Cats to a perfect 7-0 this season. Victories came over Boyd more on this story...  


High School Soccer: Oneida tops PHS; Belfry boys blank Johnson Central

PIKEVILLE — Pikeville’s Denton Heffington scored the Panthers’ lone goal off an assist from Campbell Dawahare in a 6-1 loss to Oneida Baptist Institute in a match played at Bob Amos Park on Aug. 22. Alex Assa had three goals in the win while Kaleb Atanafie, more on this story...  


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Opinion


You have my blessing to turn the page

I was driving home from a soccer match in Pikeville last night when I started to think  of something to write about this week for the editorial page. So much goes into writing a column than most people realize. Well, at least it does this week. more on this story...  


  

Change is really needed if illegal drugs are wiped out

One of the hallmarks of illegal drug use in Kentucky is that each epidemic tends to hit a region particularly hard before it fans out across the state. Northern Kentucky and Louisville, for example, have suffered more than most from the recent steep increase in heroin more on this story...  


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Chaplains Corner


How big is our God

I have always loved the science of astronomy and have studied it extensively.   On a clear, still night, one can look into the sky and see the same stars that astronomers in King Nebuchadnezzar’s day saw thousands of years ago.   It is believed that the light from the star more on this story...  


  

You are my Beloved

Jean Vanier founder of the L’Arche Communities writes of one of the residents, Peter, a man with Down Syndrome. “When asked if he liked to pray, he said that he did. So the person continued and asked him what he did when he prayed. He more on this story...  


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