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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...  


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...  


  

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...  


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...  


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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...  


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...  


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...  


  

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...  


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...  


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...  


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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...  


  

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


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...  


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...  


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...  


  

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...  


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...  


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...  


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


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...  


  

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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