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PMC patient thankful for care

PIKEVILLE — Elkhorn City resident Mary Owens arrived at Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) with severe pain in her legs rendering her unable to walk. PMC’s Vascular Surgeon Dr. Bashar Ghosheh examined Owens and delivered a diagnosis of Peripheral Vascular Disease (PVD). PVD refers more on this story...  


PMC welcomes new physician Dr. Noorul Khan

PIKEVILLE — Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) is pleased to welcome General Surgeon Dr. Noorul Khan.   He joined the hospital on August 18.   Dr. Khan received his medical degree from Jawaharla Nehru Medical College in Aligarh, India.   He completed a fellowship in multi-organ transplantation from Mount more on this story...  


Stork Report

Claire Elise Haynes, daughter of Morgan Brooke Haynes and Terry Haynes II, born Aug. 7, weight: 7 lbs. 6 oz. Mikey Ray Morton, son of Kayla and Michael Morton, born Aug. 7, weight: 7 lbs. 9 oz. Ryder Koal Bolen, son of Kori more on this story...  


  

Uterine fibroid treatment evolves

PIKEVILLE — Pikeville Medical Center’s (PMC) Interventional Radiologists are providing advanced treatment to assist patients suffering from uterine fibroids. As many as one in five women may have uterine fibroids during their childbearing years. Half of all women have fibroids by age 50. According to PMC more on this story...  


PMC welcomes new physician Dr. Gadikota

PIKEVILLE — Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) is proud to welcome Pediatrician Kishore Gadikota.   He joined to hospital on August 18. Dr. Gadikota received his medical degree from Siddhartha Medical College in India before obtaining a Master’s in Public Health from West Virgina more on this story...  


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Community News


MISSION TRIP: Changing hearts through health care

PIKEVILLE — With servant hearts, University of Pikeville-Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine students embarked on a weeklong mission trip using their gifts to volunteer in the community of Batey Nueve, Dominican Republic. The mission team of more than 56 volunteers included 37 KYCOM more on this story...  


DO Colston honored to volunteer

(EDITOR’S NOTE: The following article was written and submitted by John Colston, DO. ) Some are called to medicine, some are called mission work, and a select few are called to medical missions. I was recently privileged enough to work with 39 first more on this story...  


Pikeville begins twinning process with Ireland city

DUNDALK, IRELAND — Alltech, a global animal nutrition company, announced plans to invest millions and build business in Pikeville in May. This month, the city of Pikeville is beginning the process of “twinning” with native homeplace of the company’s founder. Pikeville City Manager more on this story...  


Floyd launches ‘Digital Conversion’ program: Thousands of students to receive new computers

MARTIN — The Floyd County School District celebrated the launch of its new Digital Conversion program at an Aug. 12 press conference at May Valley Elementary School. “We’re very excited about today,” Floyd County Board of Education Chairman Jeff Stumbo said. “We want to thank the more on this story...  


Pike schools offer ‘Helpline’

PIKEVILLE — Students, parents and community members can now anonymously report unsafe school situations to the Pike County Schools “Safe School Helpline. ” By calling 800-4-1-VOICE (418-6423), ext. 359, anyone can report bullying, violence, drugs/alcohol, theft, weapons, thoughts of suicide or any unsafe school condition, said Valerie more on this story...  


This adorable girl wants to be a veterinarian

Delicia, 14, is a beautiful work in progress. Her smile is infectious and she seems shy when you first meet her. She lists gospel, hip-hop and rock as her favorite music. She describes herself as part “girlie more on this story...  


Hatfield & McCoy Heritage Days Schedule of Events

Saturday, Aug. 23 •7 p. m. : Hatfield McCoy Beauty Pageant at University of Pikeville Booth Auditorium. 606-437-6891 or 606-639-9414 Friday, Aug. 29 •6 p. m. to 11 p. m. : Carnival open • 8 p. m. : Meet the BBQ contestants, live more on this story...  


Labor Day 2014: Music, arts on stage

Local residents have plenty of choices when looking to be entertained during Labor Day weekend. Local theaters are opening their doors to a variety of plays and musicians will perform on several stages. Here’s what to expect during Labor Day weekend. Sundy Best more on this story...  


Raging Rapid to host art festival

ELKHORN CITY — Raging Rapid Art Gallery, located at 155 W. Russell St. in Elkhorn City, will host its inaugural Tattoo Art Festival during Labor Day weekend. The festival will take place Aug. 30, featuring events that are open to the public in the art gallery more on this story...  


Rodeo returns to Isom Days

ISOM — Labor Day weekend will mark the 25th anniversary for Isom Days. The 25th Annual Isom Days Festival will be held Aug. 25-31 in downtown Isom, located approximately 10 miles north of Whitesburg. The festival features a carnival, musical entertainment, food and more on this story...  


‘What Wright Hall Means to Pike County Girls’ (By the Girls Themselves)

Editor’s note: Pikeville Independent School will host its 100-year reunion on July 30-Aug. 1, 2015. This is the second in a series of monthly articles that explore the history of the school. This article is compiled by excerpts from “History of Pikeville High School,” which more on this story...  


Breaks hosts Tri-state Gospel Sing

BREAKS, Va. — The 64th annual Tri-State Gospel Sing will be held  at Breaks Interstate Park from Aug. 30 - Sept. 1 at the amphitheater. The Jackson Family, Ronnie Spriggs, Salvation Rain, Tammy Jones Robinette, Steppin’ Out on Faith, Gospel Grass Trio, The Parsons, Keen more on this story...  


ALS Ride for a Cure this weekend

PIKEVILLE — Local residents are invited to raise awareness and funds to fight Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (Lou Gehrig ’s Disease) this weekend. The Third Annual ALS Ride for a Cure will begin with registration at noon at the Pikeville Harley Davidson. During registration, participants more on this story...  


  

Becoming ‘Work Ready’: Floyd County group seeks work readiness designation

PRESTONSBURG — A year-long effort to bring “Work Ready” certification to Floyd County is paying off. Gov. Steve Beshear announced that Floyd County is among several Kentucky counties making progress in the effort to become a “Work Ready” community. On Aug. 14, Gov. more on this story...  


Alltech seeks applications for several openings

DUBOYNE, IRELAND — Alltech, the international company that recently announced the development of several businesses in Pikeville, is seeking applicants for several positions. From Aug. 15 – Sept. 30, Alltech will accept applications for the third annual Alltech Career Development Program, which is open more on this story...  


WYMT launches second channel

HAZARD —  WYMT is proud to announce the launch of eastern Kentucky’s newest local television channel. WYMT. 2 is now home to THIS TV’s award winning films, box office hits and retro television series, as well as local programming. For more on this story...  


PHS chefs compete at state fair

FRANKFORT — The Pikeville High School Jr. Chef Cooking Team is among a handful of schools competing at the Kentucky Department of Agriculture’s Farm to School Junior Chef State Tournament this month. Team members Katie Adkins, Cailee Marcum, Emma Looney, Colby Belcher and Ja’Mesa Honaker, coached more on this story...  


PCYLC members chosen to lead student senate

PIKEVILLE — Three members of the Pike County Youth Leadership Council were elected to serve on the first Appalachian Renaissance Initiative Student Senate. PCYLC President Dalton Hatfield, a senior at Belfry, Taryn Syck, a junior at Pike Central and Alannah Little, a junior at Pikeville more on this story...  


Hatfield McCoy Festival set

PIKEVILLE — For the second year, Pike County will welcome visitors during Labor Day weekend for the Hatfield & McCoy Heritage Days Festival. The festival kicks off with a carnival at 6 p. m. on Friday, Aug. 29, and continues through Sunday, Aug. 31, with numerous events. more on this story...  


Bourbon, BBQ & Beer Bash set: Winner could earn $1,000

PIKEVILLE — In its second year, the Hatfield & McCoy Heritage Days Festival will feature the first “Bourbon, BBQ and Beer Bash. ” Sponsored by the Pikeville Main Street Program, the event will feature the first ever “It All Started with a Pig” BBQ contest. more on this story...  


THE ROBOTS ARE COMING: Mann Toyota offers entertainment Labor Day weekend

PRESTONSBURG — A local car dealership is bringing bring the bling to Prestonsburg. Mann Toyota, located at 1811 U. S. Highway 23 North, is bringing “King Robota” to its business on Aug. 29-30. Dubbed “the future of technology entertainment,” King Robota offers multi-million more on this story...  


Hatfield-McCoy Geotrail begins Labor Day

WILLIAMSON, W. Va. — History buffs, adventure seekers and people who are curious about the Hatfield & McCoy Feud may retrace the footsteps of the feuding mountain families during Labor Day weekend. The Third Annual Hatfield & McCoy GeoTrail Mega Event geocaching event will be held on more on this story...  


Feud descendant to speak at Heritage Days

PIKEVILLE — A descendant of Perry Cline, who played an important role during the Hatfield and McCoy Feud, will offer a presentation during the Hatfield & McCoy Heritage Days Festival. Jacob Perry “Pete” Cline III, the great grandson of Perry Cline, will talk to more on this story...  


Local college students undergo summer training

PIKEVILLE – Seven college students spent their summer working at Highway District 12 as part of their KYTC scholarship rewards: two engineering technology students and five who are pursing civil engineering degrees. Ethan Erwin and Michael Paul Brown, both engineering tech students at Big more on this story...  


BSCTC offers bi-term schedule

PRESTONSBURG– Big Sandy Community and Technical College offers hundreds of classes online and in-person through its bi-term schedule.   The accelerated classes begin on October 20 and qualify for financial aid. “So many students simply run out of time trying to get into classes more on this story...  


Goal set for Eastern Kentucky Alzheimer’s Walk

PIKEVILLE – The local chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association set a goal of raising $16,000 at the Eastern Kentucky Walk to End Alzheimer’s, which will be held Oct. 11 at Pikeville City Park. “Funds raised for the walk will provide support services for more on this story...  


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Obituaries


Obituaries

Granville “Jack” Jackson Johnson, 83, of Ypsilanti, Mich. , formerly of Pike County, died Aug. 19. Survivors: several nieces and nephews; other family members. Funeral: Aug. 24 at Lucas and Son Funeral Home. Burial: Johnson Family Cemetery Katie Bernice Oakes, 72, of Three Mile Creek, more on this story...  

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Sports


Pike County Bowl kicks off next Friday: Coaches ‘excited’ about bowl experience

PIKEVILLE — Area football coaches praised Community Trust Bank and WYMT TV for its financial support over the past 29 years. All money raised during the two-night event is distributed to all high schools located throughout Pike County. “The bowl game each year more on this story...  


MSC coaches pick UPIKE men’s soccer to finish eighth

PIKEVILLE — The University of Pikeville men’s soccer team was picked to finish eighth according to a preseason poll of the Mid-South Conference coaches, league officials announced on Friday. UPIKE, which will be led by first-year head coach Adam Johnson, finished 5-11-1 overall and more on this story...  


  

Friday Night Lights

Here is a look at this week’s high school football matchups: Pikeville. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (0-0) vs. Prestonsburg. . . . . . . . . . . (0-0) Date: Aug. 22 Site: Hillard Howard Field Kickoff: 7:30 p. m. Radio: 98. 1 FM more on this story...  


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Chaplains Corner


Reach out to others: People who are hurting need to know that someone cares.

“Reach out and touch someone. ”  We could all take seriously the slogan coined for Ma Bell several years ago. All around us, people are hurting. Children and adults are experiencing various forms of abuse. Married couples split up daily. Long-term employees are more on this story...

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