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Registration open for Colors of Courage 5K race

Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) encourages the community to participate in the 3rd annual Colors of Courage 5K Run/Walk on August 20 in downtown Pikeville. Proceeds will benefit under insured patients of Pikeville Medical Leonard Lawson Cancer Center. “The Colors of Courage 5K more on this story...  

Protect your family from mosquitoes around your home

Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) advises homeowners to begin preparing now for summer mosquito season by ridding their environments of potential mosquito breeding areas. Mosquitoes are a common insect in Kentucky, particularly in the warmer months. Besides being a nuisance, some mosquitoes are known to carry more on this story...  


PMC’s Level II Trauma Center beneficial to region

Within the last year, Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) has made tremendous strides in growth and development. One of the largest additions PMC has made in the last year is the only Level II Trauma Center in Kentucky verified by the American College of Surgeons. Opening more on this story...  

PMC welcomes Dr. Weinberger

Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) proudly announces the addition of Paul Weinberger, DO, Emergency Medicine physician. Dr. Weinberger received his Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from Marshall University in Huntington, WV and his medical degree from Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine in Pennsylvania. more on this story...  

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Community News

Westcare, MCCC receive $400K: Both among 15 facilities statewide supported by pharma settlement dollars

PIKEVILLE — Attorney General Andy Beshear made stops in Pike County on Tuesday, presenting checks in the amount of $400,000 each to Westcare at the Hal Rogers Recovery Center in Ashcamp, as well as Mountain Comprehensive Care Center (MCCC) in Pikeville. “This money we are presenting more on this story...  

Trace Adkins, Aaron Lewis coming to Expo

PIKEVILLE — The Eastern Kentucky Exposition Center is excited to welcome country music stars Trace Adkins and Aaron Lewis on Friday, July 15. Adkins returns for the first time since 2007 and Lewis since 2009. Tickets for the show are now more on this story...  

BSCTC, KCA announce training for high-wage jobs

PIKEVILLE — Big Sandy Community and Technical College’s Workforce Solutions division and the Kentucky Coal Academy (KCA) have announced an innovative and accelerated training program that combines high-tech training for high-wage jobs. The new program will provide students industry leading credentials in lineman, more on this story...  

Academic/athletic Hall of Fame banquet held

PIKEVILLE — The 2016 Pike County Academic/Athletic Hall of Fame welcomes 12 individuals and four teams during its annual awards ceremony was held June 3 at the Mark II in Pikeville. State Senator Ray S. Jones II served as the guest speaker. more on this story...  


HCIJ gearing up for Kids Day in the Park, ‘The Ride’

PIKEVILLE — Hillbilly Christmas in July (HCIJ) is gearing up for the annual Randy Jones Memorial Ride for the Kids on Sunday, July 17. HCIJ, celebrating 11 years, has a number of weekend activities planned, including its annual blood drive at Harley Davidson in Pikeville beginning more on this story...  

Southern Gap Outdoor Adventure groundbreaking held

A ground breaking ceremony Tuesday marked the start of construction for the new Southern Gap Outdoor Adventure wildlife visitor center and campground at Southern Gap. The ceremony got underway at 10 a. m. June 21 at the Coal Canyon/Spearhead Trails Trailhead just past Poplar Gap Park in more on this story...  

UPIKE features mother, daughter artwork

PIKEVILLE — The University of Pikeville Weber Art Gallery is currently featuring the artwork of Laura Ford Hall and her mother Janice B. Ford. The art showcase, titled “Blessed,” will feature 40 paintings in watercolor, oil, acrylic, tempra, drawing pencil and colored pencil created by more on this story...  

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Timmy Robert Thacker, 53, of Pikeville, died June 21. Funeral service June 24. Burial, Justice Family Cemetery, Pikeville. Tommy Dale Elswick, 38, of Robinson Creek died June 20. Funral service June 24. Burial, Annie E. Young Cemetery, Pikeville. Vesta more on this story...  

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Medical Leader’s All-Area Baseball Team: JC’s Hitchcock leads elite squad; Valley’s Compton garners coaching honor

PIKEVILLE — Johnson Central senior pitcher Josh Hitchcock was dominating this past season in leading the Golden Eagles to the 15th Region championship and berth in the state baseball tournament. Hitchcock played a big role in his team’s 33-10 overall record. He allowed just 11 earned more on this story...

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Chaplains Corner

My beloved son

Our newborn son had to spend some additional time in the NICU of the hospital while my wife was discharged.   We were saddened by this event but knew it was better for our child and for us.   Looking at him in the NICU, before we more on this story...

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