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Colors of Courage 5K Run/Walk set: Public encouraged to support worthy cause

PIKEVILLE — Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) encourages the community to participate in the Colors of Courage 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, August 16 in downtown Pikeville.   Proceeds will benefit underinsured patients at the Pikeville Medical Leonard Lawson Cancer Center.   Most people have been affected by cancer more on this story...  


Cancer basics

Gall bladder and bile duct cancers Gallbladder cancer begins in the gallbladder, a small pear-shaped organ under the right lobe of the liver that concentrates and stores bile, a fluid made by the liver that helps the body digest foods. Most gallbladder cancers are called adenocarcinomas, more on this story...  


Cervical cancer

Nearly 12,400 women will be diagnosed with cervical cancer this year. Cervical cancer occurs in the cervix, the lower part of a woman’s uterus. Most of these cancers begin in the cells that line the cervix. The normal cells of the cervix gradually develop into pre-cancerous more on this story...  


Prostate cancer

Most men diagnosed with prostate cancer do not die from it. Prostate cancer begins in the prostate, a gland found in men that makes some of the fluid that protects and nourishes sperm cells in semen. Almost all prostate cancers develop from the gland cells, one more on this story...  


Neuroblastoma

This cancer is rarely found in children over the age of 10. Neuroblastoma starts in certain early forms of nerve cells found in an embryo or fetus. This type of cancer most often occurs in infants and young children. It is rarely found in children more on this story...  


Stork Report

Madelyn Paige Hensley, daughter of Emily and Robert Hensley, born July 31, weight: 8 lbs. 2 oz. Brailee Evelyn Fleming, daughter of Briana Carol Hendrix and Roy Thomas Fleming, born July 31, weight: 7 lbs. 10 oz. Anthony Richard Reed Newsome, son of more on this story...  


  

PMC hosting community blood drive: Event set for PMC Clinic, 10th floor

PIKEVILLE — Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) along with the Kentucky Blood Center (KBC) will host a community blood drive on Friday, August 22 from 7 a. m.   – 3 p. m. on the 10th floor of the PMC Clinic.   Bruce A. Maples, KBC Director of Donor Recruitment, more on this story...  


Ovarian cancer

When this cancer is found at an early stage, treatment is more successful. Ovarian cancer begins in the ovaries, or female reproductive glands. There are several different types of ovarian cancer, including some tumors that are benign (don’t spread) or cause serious illness. Ovarian cysts, a more on this story...  


Head and neck cancers

Head and neck cancers account for three percent of all cancers diagnosed. Head and neck cancers usually begin in the squamous cells that line the moist, mucosal surfaces inside the head and neck (inside the mouth, nose and throat). These cancers are usually referred to more on this story...  


Retinoblastoma

Retinoblastoma is a cancer that starts in the retina, or the very back part of the eye. It is the most common type of eye cancer in children. Retinoblastoma almost always starts with a change in the retinoblastoma gene. This can happen before or after birth. If retinoblastoma tumors more on this story...  


Thyroid cancer

Thyroid cancer is the most rapidly increasing cancer in the U. S. Thyroid cancer starts in the thyroid gland, which regulates a person’s hormones. There are several types of thyroid tumors and most of them are called “differentiated cancers,” in which the cells look much like normal more on this story...  


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Community News


Dr. Mettu receives specialized training: Honored for work

PIKEVILLE — Pikeville native Dr. Pradeep Mettu, son of local physicians Dr. RV Mettu and Dr. Jyothi Mettu, recently received several achievements in his medical training. Dr. Pradeep Mettu completed his residency training in ophthalmology — a branch of medicine specializing in the anatomy, function more on this story...  


Riders passing through Pike

PIKEVILLE — Hundreds of bikers will pass through Pike County this weekend. The American Legion is hosting its annual Legacy Run, a 1,350-mile motorcycle ride that raises funds for scholarships for children of America’s fallen service members. The annual ride, established in more on this story...  


Social Security extends access to benefit verification

The Social Security Administration has announced that local Social Security offices would continue to provide benefit verification letters until further notice.    Providing services when and where the public needs them remains central to Social Security’s efforts, while continuing to encourage federal, state, and more on this story...  


Kentucky elk hunt permits issued

Those drawn for a 2014 Kentucky elk hunt can now go online to http://fw. ky. gov to see their assigned hunting area. Kentucky’s elk hunts are carried out in two stages: initial selection then a second random drawing to determine the hunting area. more on this story...  


Don’t miss the SEKY banquet!

PIKEVILLE — The Southeast Kentucky Chamber of Commerce invites the public to its 57th Annual Awards Banquet, which will be held at 6 p. m. on August 21 at the Eastern Kentucky Exposition Center in Pikeville. “It will be an evening to reflect on eastern Kentucky’s storied more on this story...  


Donations being sought for KSP Memorial

FRANKFORT —The Kentucky State Police launched a fundraising effort to build a memorial that will honor all KSP troopers who currently serve and those who gave the ultimate sacrifice with their lives.   The Trooper Project is sponsored by the Kentucky State Police Citizen’s Academy Alumni more on this story...  


Chicago, Gilbert concerts set for East KY Expo: Tickets on sale today for upcoming concerts

PIKEVILLE — Ticket sales begin today, Aug. 15, for two upcoming concerts set to rock the stage at the Eastern Kentucky Expo Center in Pikeville. Ticket sales begin at 10 a. m. at the center’s Appalachian Wireless Box Office for a Sept. 27 concert with the iconic more on this story...  


Auditions set for ACT’s next season

ELKHORN CITY — Local residents of all ages are invited to be a part of the Artists Collaborative Theatre’s upcoming season of shows. ACT, located at 207 N. Patty Loveless Dr. in Elkhorn City, will host auditions for actors and actresses needed for all of its more on this story...  


UPIKE football picked fourth in coaches’ poll

PIKEVILLE — After posting its best record in eight years at 7-4 last season, the University of Pikeville football team was picked to finish fourth in the Mid-South Conference East Division in a poll of the league’s coaches, conference officials. Cumberlands, coming off a more on this story...  


Jenny Wiley State Resort Park host elk, hunting show

PRESTONSBURG– Jenny Wiley State Resort Park will host the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation Eastern Kentucky Elk and Hunting Show, Aug. 22-24. The event at the park’s convention center will feature seminars, demonstrations and vendor booths with hunting and fishing guides, taxidermists, outdoor sports and more. more on this story...  


MSU announces Dean’s List recipients

MOREHEAD —Morehead State University recently honored several local students on its Dean’s List To be eligible for Dean’s List, a student much achieve a grade point average of 3. 5 or better and take a minimum of 12 letter-graded hours (four courses). more on this story...  


BSCTC announces workforce solutions classes

PRESTONSBURG —Here’s a list of workforce training and community education opportunities sponsored by Big Sandy Community & Technical College’s Workforce Solutions team: •Plumbing Continuing Education and Safety Awareness classes on Aug. 16, September 13 and October 18 on its Mayo campus.  Classes will meet on more on this story...  


  

Drive sober or get pulled over

WHITESBURG — On Friday, August 8, Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) joined forces with the Kentucky Office of Highway Traffic Safety Administration at the Pine Mountain Grill in Whitesburg for a media briefing encouraging drivers to stay sober behind the wheel. More than 40 people were more on this story...  


Sen. McConnell visits Pike, Letcher counties

PIKEVILLE — U. S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell traveled to Pike County last week as part of his 10-county Coal Bus Tour through eastern Kentucky. U. S. Rep. Harold “Hal” Rogers joined McConnell for the tour, held locally on Aug. 7 at the Pine Mountain Grill in more on this story...  


State studies drug exposure on babies

FRANKFORT — Representatives from the Kentucky Department for Public Health, Kentucky Perinatal Association and the March of Dimes, among others, are working through the Kentucky Perinatal Quality Collaborative to address the rising number of infants born with neonatal abstinence syndrome, the condition caused by exposure to narcotics more on this story...  


March for Babies kickoff held

PIKEVILLE — Pike County Judge Executive Wayne T. Rutherford attended the 2014 Central Appalachia March for Babies Kick Off Luncheon. The March of Dimes mission is to improve the health of babies, provide research and help families with babies who need intensive care treatment. more on this story...  


McKenzie promoted to interim associate dean

PRESTONSBURG — Marsha McKenzie was recently named interim associate dean of allied health at Big Sandy Community & Technical College. A Paintsville native, McKenzie has served as a faculty member in the college’s associate degree nursing program and coordinator of the practical nursing program. more on this story...  


Master of the Mountain race set

WHITESBURG — Once again, the Pine Mountain Trail Conference is seeking the “Master of the Mountain. ” The Master of the Mountain Marathon and the Run to Kingdom Come Half Marathon will be held at 8 a. m. on Aug. 23. Competitors will race from more on this story...  


SAVING THE QUEEN: Beekeepers work to save ‘Queen’ from wild hive

PIKEVILLE — The queen has left the nest. In a royal setting, that statement may be a cause for concern. But to Pike County Beekeepers Association President Neil Hunt, it’s just the beginning of something beautiful. He and Pike County Bee Keepers Association more on this story...  


JWT hosts two parts of Hatfield-McCoy story this month

PIKEVILLE — Jenny Wiley Theatre is bringing history to the stage this month. The theatre is hosting performances of two plays about the Hatfield & McCoy Feud from Aug. 21 through Sept. 20. “Feud Part 1: The Story of Johnse Hatfield & Roseanna more on this story...  


Another good fall squirrel season expected

By KEVIN KELLY Ky. Afield Outdoors   FRANKFORT —Generations of hunters have honed basic hunting skills and techniques and provided tasty table fare by stalking the forest for squirrels. For a young Chris Garland, squirrel hunting provided a gateway into the woods more on this story...  


UPIKE hosts open registration

PIKEVILLE  — New opportunities are awaiting University of Pikeville students this fall. “We are very excited get the school year started and with the many great things happening on campus it is certainly a great time to be a Bear. Room is still more on this story...  


‘Rainbow Run’ raises funds for kids with cancer

MARTIN — Local running enthusiasts can help families facing medical problems during the 5th Annual Rainbow Run. The event, a fundraiser for The Jordan Light Foundation, will begin at 8 a. m. on Saturday, September 6, at the Johnson County Health Department, located at 630 James Trimble more on this story...  


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Obituaries


Obituaries

Coleman Thornsberry, 83, of Dema died Aug. 10. He was a U. S. Army veteran. Survivors: wife Charlsia Bates Thornsberry; children Phillip Thornsberry of Southgate, Mich. , Keith Thornsberry of Dema and Delana Isaacs of Melvin; other family members. Funeral: Aug. 13 at Nelson Frazier Funeral Home. Burial: King more on this story...  

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Sports


Hilton resigns at UPIKE

PIKEVILLE — After three seasons, University of Pikeville head football coach Dudley Hilton has resigned for personal and health matters, UPIKE President James Hurley announced on Aug. 9. “On Behalf of the administration, board of trustees, faculty, staff, students and all UPIKE stakeholders, I thank Coach more on this story...  


Huffman tennis tourney results

PIKEVILLE — Here are the results from the 41st annual Kenny Huffman Classic held at Bob Amos Park: Men’s A Singles — John Hereford; Men’s B Singles — Dakota Boggs Men’s C Singles — Kyle Tackett more on this story...  


  

Al Holland Jr., interim head coach

PIKEVILLE – Allan Holland Jr. , offensive coordinator at the University of Pikeville for the last four seasons, has been named interim head football coach at the school, Athletic Director Robert Staggs announced on Aug. 11. “I have full confidence in Allan to step in and do more on this story...  


Volleyball picked 8th in MSC

PIKEVILLE — After improving its overall win total by eight matches last season, the University of Pikeville volleyball team was picked to finish eighth in the Mid-South Conference Preseason Coaches’ Poll, league officials announced on Monday. The Bears went from 6-25 overall and 0-14 more on this story...  


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Chaplains Corner


Faulty foundations

A few weeks ago a television news story illustrated the importance of foundations. A beautiful $700,000 Lakeside home was condemned because of a faulty foundation. A later update on the story showed the house burning to the ground. It was set on fire to minimize pollution in the Lake. more on this story...

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