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PMC News


PMC CEO, others inducted into Hall of Fame Café

PIKEVILLE — Signature Healthcare of Pikeville inducted several distinguished individuals into its annual Hall of Fame Café at a ceremony on Oct. 9. Hall of Fame ceremonies are conducted annually at Signature facilities across the U. S. This year, more than 350 individuals were honored. The more on this story...  


Breast cancer patient praises Pikeville Medical Leonard Lawson Cancer Center

Belfry High School teacher Kelly Mahon felt a lump in her right breast before bed and immediately knew it wasn’t supposed to be there.   Eight days after her 29th birthday, she was diagnosed with triple positive breast cancer.   Mahon and her husband, Steve, had heard more on this story...  


  

PMC participates in ‘Rumble in Region 10’

PIKEVILLE — Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) worked with local first responders and Pikeville High School Leadership students to participate in “Rumble in Region 10,” a mock earthquake disaster drill, on Oct. 15. The Region 10 Planning Coalition, made up of preparedness partners in Boyd, Carter, more on this story...  


Breast Cancer: Mammography Statistics (2014)

Every year over 200,000 American women are diagnosed with breast cancer. American Cancer Society screening guidelines for the early detection of breast cancer vary depending on a woman’s age and risk, and include mammography and clinical breast examination (CBE). This infographic illustrates findings from the Breast more on this story...  


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Our Employees Make The Difference


Doug Bailey: Financial System Analyst, Information Systems/ Telecommunications

"I love learning new things in my job and helping people," said Doug Bailey, who has been employed at Pikeville Medical Center for 33 years. He started as a computer operator on the night shift and later moved into the position of Common Business Oriented Language more on this story...  


Kathy Clark: Cancer Registry, Leonard Lawson Cancer Center

Kathy Clark started working at Pikeville Medical Center in 1976.   She began her career as a staff nurse in the OR.   Additional positions she filled were in surgical services and oncology and today she serves in PMC’s Cancer Registry. Clark earned two nationally recognized certifications, a more on this story...  


Terry Thacker: Patient Accounting Clerk, Accounting

For the past 16 years, Terry K. Thacker has been dedicated to working alongside his Pikeville Medical Center “family. ” He started working as a Materials Management Technician in 1998. He held that position for six years before transferring in the hospital to become a Patient Accounting more on this story...  


Robin Walters: Pharmacist, Leonard Lawson Cancer Center Pharmacy

For Robin Walters, it wasn’t a hard decision choosing to work at Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) after pharmacy school.   She had completed her internships through the hospital and her mother was employed in the radiology department for 28 years. “I was hired to start a program more on this story...  


Linda DeRossett: Director, Rehabilitation Therapy Services

At age nine, Linda DeRossett knew she wanted to be a therapist.   When she took a career interest survey in high school, it pointed her in the direction of occupational therapy (OT).   DeRossett said, “I went to Eastern Kentucky University and more on this story...  


  

Jane Robinson: Director, Spiritual Services, Chaplain Services

Jane Robinson began her career at PMC on October 1, 1989 as a staff accountant.   She has held positions as an administrative assistant in administration, executive assistant to CEO and Board president and now serves as the director of spiritual activities. Robinson said, “I love being more on this story...  


Mary B. Combs: Director, Safety Management

Safety and the care of others have always been front and center with Pikeville Medical Center’s (PMC) Mary B. Combs. “My direct involvement with the physical growth of PMC, and being able to work hospital-wide with all staff has truly been a blessing for me,” said more on this story...  


Roy Reasor: Director, Pharmacy

Pikeville Medical Center Pharmacy Director Roy Reasor has watched the growth of the hospital for more than 35 years now. “It’s amazing just how far we’ve come over the years in providing care for our patients,” Reasor said. “Part of that growth has been both inpatient more on this story...  


Tammy Blankenship: Patient Transfer Coordinator, Intake

After earning her Associate’ of Nursing degree from Eastern Kentucky University, Tammy Blankenship was hired at Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) as a registered nurse (RN) on the obstetrics unit.   She said, “I had always heard great things about the hospital, how wonderful it was and more on this story...  


Loretta Taylor: Cashier, Patient Financial Services

It didn’t take long after starting at Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) that Loretta Taylor knew she was in the right place.   She said, “I had heard great things about working at PMC.   Several of my friends had started jobs there and spoke very highly about more on this story...  


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Community News


Alltech’s ‘Dueling Barrels’ distillery to open in fall 2015

PIKEVILLE — Pike County will soon be home to a new $10 million bourbon distillery. Alltech President and Founder Dr. Pearse Lyons told a gathering of state, county and civic leaders that Dueling Barrels, named in honor of the area’s history, will open its doors in more on this story...  


BUILDING INFRASTRUCTURE: Pikeville lift station to benefit homes, businesses

PIKEVILLE — State and local officials marked a milestone on Oct. 9 with a ceremony that commemorated the beginning of a project that will help residents and businesses in Pike County. U. S. Rep. Harold “Hal” Rogers joined Pikeville city leaders in a ceremony to mark the more on this story...  


Williamson featured on PBS Newshour (Video)

A movement working to make Williamson, W. Va. a healthier place to live was highlighted on a news story on PBS on Oct. 10. The public news channel’s reporter Hari Sreenivasan interviewed Williamson residents who are playing key roles in improving the region’s health through more on this story...  


Scott honored

PIKEVILLE — While visiting several locations in Pike County on Oct. 9, U. S. Rep. Harold “Hal” Rogers honored Pikeville High School teacher Kelly Scott. Rogers, accompanied by PRIDE President/CEO Tammie Wilson, presented Scott with the PRIDE (Personal Responsibility in a Desirable Environment) Volunteer of the Month more on this story...  


Rogers thanks UNITE Pike; announces new program: Drug tests to be offered to parents

PIKEVILLE — U. S. Rep. Harold “Hal” Rogers lauded the work of the UNITE Pike Coalition and announced a new program geared to keep children away from illegal drug use. “I want to thank you coalition members for the work that you do, the compassion more on this story...  


UPIKE to expand

PIKEVILLE – University of Pikeville President Dr. James L. Hurley and U. S. Rep. Hal Rogers announced the creation of the Telecommunications and Information Technology Education Center at UPIKE. “The University of Pikeville is aggressively pursuing opportunities to create new programs of study,” said Hurley. “The Telecommunications more on this story...  


Red, White & Blue underway

MARTIN — The annual Red, White & Blue Days Festival began Wednesday and continues this weekend in downtown Martin. The festival, which honors military members and veterans, features art and craft vendors, food vendors, a carnival by Derby City Amusements, live entertainment beginning more on this story...  


Groundbreaking set for Marion Branch project

PIKEVILLE — Local residents are invited to attend a groundbreaking ceremony for Pikeville’s next big project. A groundbreaking will be held at 4 p. m. on Monday, Oct. 20, at Pikeville’s industrial park at Marion Branch, a 380-acre reclaimed strip mine site that the city more on this story...  


Miss Kentucky tours Pike County

PIKEVILLE — Miss Kentucky Ramsey Carpenter visited several schools in Pike County this month. Carpenter, who made it in the top 12 last month in the Miss America pageant, started her Miss Kentucky reign by visiting students at Mullins Elementary, Johns Creek Elementary, Pikeville Elementary, Millard more on this story...  


Registration underway for ‘Zombie Run’: Appalachian SPCA fundraiser includes ‘Zombie Tag’

PIKEVILLE — The Appalachian Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals invites the public to a “Zombie Apocalypse” this month. The fundraiser features a zombie-themed 5K race and “Zombie Tag” on Saturday, Oct. 25. Registration will begin on the Main Street Plaza more on this story...  


  

New library now open: Facility combines old favorites with conveniences suited for digital patrons

PIKEVILLE — After four years of planning and two years of construction, the Pike County Public Library District opened its new library this week. Located on Thompson Rd. near Burger King and Tractor Supply in Pikeville, the state-of-the-art $10 million facility offers all the amenities more on this story...  


Weight loss guru to visit Pikeville: Shake Senora brings Neil Burns to talk about losing 475 lbs.

PIKEVILLE — A Richmond native whose amazing weight loss story has been featured on national television is traveling to Pikeville to encourage others who are ready to lose weight. Neil Burns was featured on ABC’s “Good Morning America” and the “Dr. Oz Show” after he lost more on this story...  


Alzheimer’s Association to host free workshops

The Alzheimer’s Association is helping several workshops to educate the public about Alzheimer’s disease, a progressive, degenerative disorder that attacks the brain’s nerve cells, resulting in the loss of memory, thinking and language skills and behavioral changes. The association’s Greater Kentucky-Southern Indiana Chapter will more on this story...  


Finch is a ‘Difference Maker’

PIKEVILLE — U. S. Congressman Harold “Hal” Rogers honored outgoing UNITE Pike Chairman Bob Finch during an Oct. 9 visit to the region. Rogers presented Bob Finch, who has chaired UNITE Pike for eight years, with the “Difference Maker Award,” an honor he bestows on residents in more on this story...  


Hope Wall on display

PIKEVILLE — The Hope Wall is now on display in Pike County. Established last year by Operation UNITE (Unlawful Narcotics Investigations, Treatment and Education), the Hope Wall features the names of people who have been in recovery from alcohol or drug addiction for at least 18 more on this story...  


Hobby Lobby open at Pikeville Commons; Marshalls opening soon

PIKEVILLE — Pikeville officials joined business leaders and area residents to celebrate the opening of the first store in the Pikeville Commons retail development this week. Hobby Lobby opened for business on Oct. 9 and leaders there joined city officials and the Southeast Kentucky Chamber of more on this story...  


WestCare to offer outpatient treatment to adolescents

PIKEVILLE — WestCare Kentucky is expanding services to offer substance abuse treatment services to children, teenagers and young adults. WestCare Senior Vice President Jeffrey Caudill announced that the organization received a $600,982 grant through the Kentucky Kids Recovery Grant Program to expand outpatient substance more on this story...  


Rodeo tickets remain on sale at Expo

PIKEVILLE — Tickets are still available for a rodeo that will take place at the Eastern Kentucky Exposition Center in Pikeville this month. The Hedrick Rodeo Company will host a rodeo sanctioned by the International Professional Rodeo Association and presented by the El Hasa Shriners on more on this story...  


Jenny Wiley Park ranger honored

PRESTONSBURG — A  local park ranger earned a state honor last week. James Burke, a Kentucky State Park ranger who is stationed in eastern Kentucky, received the Governor’s Ambassador Award for Courage during an Oct. 8 ceremony in Frankfort. Burke was nominated for more on this story...  


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Obituaries


Obituaries

Avonell M. Crider, 80, of Allen, died Oct. 13. Funeral: Oct. 17. Burial: Gethsemane Gardens in Prestonsburg Edna Lucille Hamilton, 91, of Teaberry, died Oct. 12. Funeral: Oct. 16. Burial: Hamilton Cemetery in Teaberry Walter Scott Wireman, 50, of Gunlock, died more on this story...  

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Sports


Blackcats escape Wildcats: Second-half surge carries P’burg to big district win

ROBINSON CREEK — Prestonsburg rallied in the second half to turn away Shelby Valley, 26-18, in a district showdown at Teco Field on Oct. 10. The Wildcats, now 5-2, took a 12-6 lead into the dressing room at the break, but the Blackcats (7-1) went in more on this story...  


Unbeaten Panthers cruise past Raiders

HI HAT — The previous week off didn’t slow down Pikeville’s high-octane offense. The Panthers ran out to a 28-0 halftime lead and cruised to a 43-0 win over South Floyd in a game played at Raider Stadium on Oct. 10. Pikeville running more on this story...  


Rebels steamroll at home against Hornets

EASTERN — Allen Central dominated play from start to finish as the Rebels rolled to a 48-0 win over Phelps at Don Daniels Athletic Complex on Oct. 10. Running back Jesse Brown rushed nine times for 77 yards and Corey Davis added 50 on more on this story...  


Warriors storm back in second half to beat Wave

GRUNDY, Va. — East Ridge rallied from a 14-point, halftime deficit to beat Grundy, 22-14, at Nelson Memorial Field on Oct. 10. The Warriors, now 3-5, spoiled homecoming for the Golden Wave and the victory was the first ever in the series. more on this story...  


Eagles turn over Bobcats in district matchup

STANVILLE — Betsy Layne turned the football over six times, including three interceptions by Leslie County’s James Brock, as the Bobcats fell 44-30 in a game played at Bobcat Field on Oct. 10. Bobcat quarterback Peyton Case completed 19-of-33 passes for 303 yards and three scores, more on this story...  


Runyon leads Pikeville past South Floyd

HI HAT — Pikeville’s Faith Runyon finished with 15 kills, 14 digs, three aces, two blocks and one assist in the Lady Panthers 3-0 win over South Floyd in girls’ high school volleyball action played on Oct. 13. Alexxa Gearheart added 14 kills and more on this story...  


  

Late rally ends in heartbreak for Cavs

JENKINS — Jenkins stormed back from a big second-half deficit in the final quarter to pull even with Pineville only to see the Mountain Lions escape with a 36-28 win at Tommy Bush Field on Oct. 10. Pineville quarterback Tucker Woolum tossed a four-yard touchdown pass more on this story...  


Cougars dominate in win over Bears

ERMINE — Letcher Central put an end to Harlan County’s district dominance with a 54-24 in in the Friends of Coal Bowl played at Cougar Field on Oct. 10. Cougar quarterback Zane Blair passed for 138 yards and rushed for 104 yards and three more on this story...  


Hawks drop district matchup with Dawgs

LOUISA — Pike County Central and Lawrence County played in the opening half like their game was going to be an offensive shootout. The second half was an entirely different story. The Bulldogs (7-1) took a 23-20 lead on running back Cole Mosley’s more on this story...  


Miners roll past Dots in home win

NEWTOWN, W. Va. — Mingo Central exploded for 35 points during a span of six minutes in the opening quarter and the Miners rolled to a 63-18 win over Poca at “Buck” Harless Stadium on Oct. 10. The Miners, now 5-1, finished with 450 yards while sending more on this story...  


Pirates cruise in home win

GOODY — Belfry rallied from an early seven-point deficit to beat Christian Academy of Knoxville (TN), 31-7, at CAM Stadium/Haywood Field on Oct. 10. It marked the second straight win for Belfry, now 6-1, in series with the Warriors (4-3). Quarterback more on this story...  


Panthers top Pirates in double-OT

PIKEVILLE – Pikeville and Belfry played two extra periods of soccer to determine the 58th District boys’ championship at Bob Amos Park on Oct. 15. Andrew McNamee’s goal in the 90th minute of play was the winner for the Panthers, now 12-3-0. Connor more on this story...  


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Chaplains Corner


Halloween Story

Once upon a time, on a Halloween night,    The eve was cold and the moon shone bright.       A young man going home became ever so lost, He knew he must hurry along at all cost.     Out of the shadows a strange more on this story...

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