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Dr. Chase Reynolds joins Pikeville Medical Center

PIKEVILLE — Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) proudly announces the addition of Dr. Chase Reynolds, Cardiologist and Electrophysiologist, to the Heart and Vascular Institute.   Dr. Reynolds received his B. A. in Chemistry at the University of Kentucky in Lexington and his M. D. at the University of Louisville more on this story...  


Back-to-school physicals priority for student athletes

PIKEVILLE — Back-to-school preparation is a top priority for parents and students, especially student athletes. The Kentucky High School Athletic Association (KHSAA) requires interscholastic athletes to receive an annual physical examination and also requires the completion of athletic participation and student consent/release forms for student more on this story...  


Stork Report

Cameron Jacob Keene, son of Crystal and Roger Keene, born July 10, weight: 7 lbs. 6 oz. Adalyn Faith Alaniz, daughter of Candra Blackburn and Adam Alaniz, born July 10, weight: 6 lbs. 9 oz. Chloe Nichole Horn, daughter of Ashley Iricks and more on this story...  


  

Dr. Catherine Huffman joins Pikeville Medical Center

PIKEVILLE — Pikeville Medical Center welcomes Dr. Catherine Huffman. She received her B. A. in Psychology at the University of Kentucky, Lexington and her M. A. and APA accreditation at Spalding University in Louisville.   She is a Licensed Psychological Associate through the Kentucky Board of Examiners of more on this story...  


BEAT THE HEAT: PMC encourages public to stay safe this summer

PIKEVILLE — During the hottest months of the year, Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) stresses the importance of keeping cool.   According to the National Weather Service, “during extremely hot and humid weather, the body’s ability to cool itself is affected. ” This can happen by the rapid more on this story...  


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Community News


Investing millions in eastern KY: Alltech’s egg production, fish production facilities are first tenants at Marion Branch

FRANKFORT — An international company is expanding its footprint in eastern Kentucky. Alltech, an animal nutrition company that operates breweries and distilleries in Lexington and Ireland, will spend between $16 million and $27 million to open a brewery, distillery and visitor’s center in downtown Pikeville in more on this story...  


New restaurant planned in Williamson - 34: ATE to offer homemade, locally-grown foods

WILLIAMSON, W. Va. — Three friends are teaming up to open a new business in Williamson. Retired teachers Debbie Young of Williamson and Robyn Gannon of Delbarton are working together with Tug Valley Chamber of Commerce Director Natalie Young (Debbie Young’s daughter) to open 34: ATE at more on this story...  


Floyd Chamber starts ambassador program

PRESTONSBURG — The Floyd County Chamber Of Commerce recently created a Chamber Ambassador Program to help create a network of individuals who will serve as advocates for the Chamber.   The primary purpose of the Ambassador Program is for the ambassadors to  promote the more on this story...  


‘Heroes Challenge’ set for Aug. 2: Race to help families of first responders

PIKEVILLE — Local runners are invited to help raise funds to support the everyday heroes who risk their lives to protect others next week. The first-ever Heroes Challenge, a four-mile obstacle course race, is a fundraiser for Supporting Heroes, a nonprofit organization that helps families more on this story...  


Scout earns Eagle rank: Griffith’s honor highest for any Boy Scout

PIKEVILLE — A local Boy Scouts of America troop member earned his Eagle Scout status recently. It’s been a goal for 16-year-old Mason Griffith, a junior at Pikeville High School and member of Boy Scouts Troop 12 in Pikeville. He started out as a “Tenderfoot” with more on this story...  


BSCTC employees retire

PRESTONSBURG — Big Sandy Community & Technical College recently announced the retirements of Harold Burton, Dr. Deborah Jacobs and Dr. Doug Herman. Burton, director of the Kentucky Coal Academy and interim director of Workforce Solutions at Big Sandy Community and Technical College, started his career more on this story...  


JULY JAM set for this weekend: The Extreme Tour highlights free concert

PIKEVILLE — The Pikeville City Park will be rocking with some heavy-duty Christian music this weekend. The 11th Annual JULY JAM (Jesus Unconditionally Loves You Just Ask Me) concert will begin at 6 p. m. on Saturday, July 26. Admission is free. more on this story...  


Jason Goble wins Road to Fame

PRESTONSBURG —  A Prestonsburg resident walked away with the grand prize at the Country Music Highway Road to Fame competition finale on July 19. Prestonsburg resident Jason Goble, in his third attempt in the competition, earned top honors. Goble will serve as an more on this story...  


NC announces graduates

PIKEVILLE — The Pikeville campus of National College announced the graduates in the class of 2014, which includes the following students: Allen: Julie Pfeffer- Diploma Belcher: Tommy Justice- Associate Degree Bevinsville: Angela Waddles- Associate Degree more on this story...  


  

Coal Run to construct community center

COAL RUN VILLAGE — The city of Coal Run Village is a step closer to building its community center. City leaders and residents joined representatives from the U. S. Department of Agriculture, the Kentucky House of Representatives and local businesses at a ground breaking ceremony for the more on this story...  


Building business through social media

PIKEVILLE — The Kentucky Innovation Network Pikeville Office and the University of Pikeville Coleman College of Business conducted their first of nine Social Media Workshops for Beginners.   The free training is geared to help small businesses enhance marketing efforts by demonstrating the basics more on this story...  


CDC director to visit eastern Kentucky

SOMERSET — U. S. Rep. Harold “Hal” Rogers announced a SOAR Health Impact Series featuring Dr. Thomas Frieden, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Dr. Frieden and his team from the CDC will be on hand to discuss the high rates of more on this story...  


HEALTHY LIVING: Reality TV chef gives back to his community

PIKEVILLE —Pikeville native Corey Charles, a contestant on Master Chef with Gordon Ramsay, has always had a passion for cooking. It started at a young age when his grandmother taught him the basics and instilled a love for it. “I’ve always loved to more on this story...  


‘Blood Song’ on stage this weekend at McCarr

McCARR — A play that celebrates the infamous Hatfield & McCoy Feud will open its second-ever season in Pike County this weekend. “Blood Song: The Story of the Hatfield and the McCoy” will be performed by the Hatfield-McCoy Arts Council from July 25 through Sept. 1 more on this story...  


Floyd County Schools: Countdown to Digital Conversion

PRESTONSBURG — Floyd County Superintendent Dr. Henry Webb is pleased to announce that the Digital Conversion initiative will be realized the first week of classes in Floyd County. Dr. Webb comments, “All students entering the fifth and ninth grades will receive a laptop more on this story...  


BSCTC offering classes in its ‘ed2go’ program

PRESTONSBURG – Big Sandy Community & Technical College offers numerous courses in its “ed2go” program. The classes, offered monthly, last six weeks. They include: PHOTOSHOP ELEMENTS 12 FOR THE DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHER: Participants will learn to master more on this story...  


BSCTC announces President’s List for spring

PRESTONSBURG — Big Sandy Community & Technical College President and CEO Dr. George D. Edwards and Provost Dr. Nancy B. Johnson recently announced the President’s List for the Spring 2014 semester. To qualify for the President’s List, students must be enrolled full-time at BSCTC more on this story...  


PMC offers free smoking cessation classes at LLCC

PIKEVILLE — Pikeville Medical Center’s Leonard Lawson Cancer Center (LLCC) will host free Smoking Cessation classes beginning Thursday, August 7 at 6pm.   The class will meet for 12 weeks every Thursday evening at the same time for one hour. Classes will be held more on this story...  


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Obituaries


Obituaries: Eastern Kentucky business leader passes at age 89

William “Bill” Sturgill 1924-2014 William Bartram “Bill” Sturgill, 89, a well-known business leader from eastern Kentucky, died July 19. Born on July 31, 1924, in Floyd County, he was the son of the late Dorothy and Troy more on this story...  

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Sports


O’Quinn interim at ER

LICK CREEK — An old familiar face will lead the 2014 East Ridge High School football program. Athletic Director Randy McCoy introduced former East Ridge and Elkhorn City assistant coach Kenneth O’Quinn as the replacement for Brad Allen, who stepped down after six seasons. more on this story...  


Mingo Central to host camp July 30-31

NEWTOWN, W. Va. — Mingo Central head football coach Danny “Yogi” Kinder announced this week that the football camp for area youngsters will be held July 30-31. The camp will be conducted at James H. “Buck” Harless Stadium, adjacent to the high school campus. more on this story...  


  

Tradition continues next week at Bob Amos

PIKEVILLE — The 41st Annual Kenny Huffman Memorial Tennis Classic will be held Aug. 1-3 at Bob Amos Park in Pikeville. The tournament exists to promote the growth of tennis at all levels of play, to honor Huffman’s memory and provide scholarships to eastern Kentucky tennis more on this story...  


No. 2: Women reach xBowling finals

PIKEVILLE – Most collegiate bowling programs would be happy to reach the national finals just once in its history, but the University of Pikeville women’s team went a step further, reaching the xBowling ITC finals for a second straight season. That feat comes in at No. more on this story...  


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Chaplains Corner


Our busy life

My days seem to get busier, how about yours? The world, from my vantage point has joined in the frantic and frenetic pace too. As our world gets busier, so does our mind. We reason that we must increase our brain speed to keep up with everything else. But, more on this story...

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