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May receives honorary Doctor of Laws degree

PIKEVILLE — University of Pikeville (UPIKE) Interim President Paul E. Patton called Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) President and Chief Executive Officer Walter E. May one of the most influential figures in the growth of the medical community in eastern Kentucky. May, who became a member of more on this story...  


PMC welcomes Dr. Connor

PIKEVILLE — Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) proudly announces the addition of Ann Connor, MD, cardiothoracic surgeon. Dr. Connor received her Bachelor of Arts and Science degree from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Md. , and  her medical degree from the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine. more on this story...  


PMC receives top patient satisfaction rating

PIKEVILLE — Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) is among the top five percent of hospitals in America to achieve the highest rating possible — five-stars — for patient satisfaction in a new system recently introduced by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). PMC is more on this story...  


PMC nurses honored at banquet

NURSE OF THE YEAR: Zelma Watson (center at left) was selected as the PMC 2015 Nurse of the Year for the many ways in which she goes above and beyond and gives back to the community. She is pictured with Chief Nursing Officer/Assistant Chief Operating Officer Debra Parsons (far more on this story...  


  

PMC’s Chaney earns national certification

PIKEVILLE — Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) Registered Nurse Sandra Chaney recently earned national certification. This month, the American Association for Diabetes Educators named Chaney a Certified Diabetes Educator, recognizing her as a health professional who has “comprehensive knowledge and experience” with prediabetes, diabetes, diabetes prevention, and more on this story...  


PMC welcomes Dr. Attum

Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) proudly announces the addition of Abdulla Attum, MD, cardiothoracic surgeon. Dr. Attum received his Doctorate of Medicine degree at the Al Azhar University in Cairo, Eqypt.   He completed his residency and fellowship in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery at the University of more on this story...  


PMC welcomes Dr. Mansour

Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) proudly announces the addition of John Mansour, DO, orthopedic trauma surgeon.  Dr. Mansour received his Bachelor of Science degree from Delta State University in Cleveland, Mo. , and his medical degree from Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.   more on this story...  


PMC seeks USDA funding: Money would create 85 new jobs, attract 1,700 new admissions

PIKEVILLE — Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) is seeking $104 million in loans from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to finance multiple construction and renovation projects as well as funding to refinance part of the $90 million in bonds issued to PMC in 2011. If more on this story...  


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Community News


Primary Election results in: Comer seeks recount in Governor’s race

The results are in, and two races in Tuesday’s Primary Election were close.   In the Democratic primary, Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway easily beat opponent Geoff Young, a retired engineer from Lexington. Conway captured nearly 79 percent of nearly 180,000 votes cast in the race. more on this story...  


‘One East Kentucky’ group to launch job growth initiative

IVEL — A group of 50 business and professional executives representing nine eastern Kentucky counties met on May 19 at Appalachian Wireless’ headquarters to hear a report by a national consulting firm on whether a new regional strategy to attract jobs to the region will gain widespread support.   more on this story...  


Keaton to compete at Scripps

WASHINGTON, D. C. — Paul Keaton, 14, the son of Drs. Jill and Andy Keaton, earned his opportunity at Scripps after winning a state spelling bee this year. An eighth grade student at Christ Central School, he is returning to Scripps for the second time. Last year, he ranked 13th more on this story...  


Main Street Live is back!

PIKEVILLE — Main Street Live! will return this week to the Billy Johnson Stage, located on the Eastern Kentucky Expo Center Plaza, for its first show in its fifth summer season. The free event is open to the public every other Friday at 7 p. m. from more on this story...  


Locals honor Civil War soldier

STOPOVER — Local community members hosted a dedication ceremony at the grave of a Pike County Civil War soldier recently. Lawrence Cook and his unit from the Col. Ben E. Caudill Camp No. 1629 of the Sons of the Confederacy in Whitesburg dedicated a new headstone more on this story...  


BSCTC hosts graduation ceremonies

PRESTONSBURG – Big Sandy Community and Technical College held its commencement ceremonies last week at the Mountain Arts Center. Dr. Jay Box, president of the Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS), was the keynote speaker for the commencement ceremony on Friday, May 8. more on this story...  


Memorial ride, services set

PIKEVILLE — Thousands of people will travel to Pikeville to honor their loved ones at the Annie E. Young Cemetery this weekend. Thacker Memorial Funeral Home hosts several events for the Memorial Day weekend annually. For the first time, the observance will include more on this story...  


Don’t forget to cast your vote on Tuesday!

Precincts will be open on Tuesday, May 19, for the Primary Election. Democrats and Republicans are coming to polls to qualify candidates for several state offices. The Republican ticket features a crowded race for Governor and opposing candidates seeking to be more on this story...  


Tourism’s local impact is $300 million

FRANKFORT — Tourists spent nearly $300 million to visit attractions and participate in events in Pike, Floyd, Letcher, Johnson, Knott, Martin, Magoffin and Perry counties last year, and that amount is just a portion of the revenue generated by the tourism industry statewide. more on this story...  


Mine Wars museum opens: Celebration incudes reenactments of Matewan Massacre

MATEWAN, W. Va. — Hundreds of people will make history in the town of Matewan this weekend. The West Virginia Mine Wars Museum will host its grand opening on Saturday, May 16. The grand opening coincides with Matewan Heritage Day festivities. Museum doors more on this story...  


Jubilee in the Breaks to be held next weekend

BREAKS, Va. — The Memorial Day weekend brings gospel music to the mountains. The 13th Annual Jubilee in the Breaks will be held at Breaks International Park from May 23-25. Pikeville Medical Center Radiology Department Clerk Gary Chaney organizes the annual event. He more on this story...  


  

Rosenberg earns national honor

WASHINGTON — John M. Rosenberg, former director of the Appalachian Research and Defense Fund of Kentucky (AppalReD), received the American Bar Association Grassroots Advocacy Award on April 15 for his longtime service and work in providing access to legal services. Rosenberg served as director of more on this story...  


Floyd high school students are college grads

PRESTONSBURG — Twenty Floyd County high school students earned their college degree before they received their high school diploma. The students were part of the Floyd County Early College Academy, which began with a partnership between the school district and Big Sandy Community & Technical College more on this story...  


Local ‘I Am UNITE’ scholarships awarded

LONDON – Twenty-four high school seniors were presented “I Am UNITE” scholarships totaling $36,000 for being champions for anti-drug efforts during a dinner celebration held May 5, at the London Community Center. Michael Botticelli, director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy, joined more on this story...  


Golf tourneys raise funds for education

Two local Chamber of Commerce organizations are hosting golf tournaments to raise funds for educational programs.  The Southeast Kentucky Chamber of Commerce will host its annual Links for Learning Golf Tournament on May 29 at StoneCrest Golf Course in Prestonsburg. The more on this story...  


Pike library to start free financial literacy program: Program open to all with financial needs

PIKEVILLE — The Pike County Public Library District plans to start a program geared to improve the region’s financial literacy. The program, “Smart Investing at your Library,” was made possible through an approximate $81,000 grant from the American Library Association and FINRA Investor Education Foundation, more on this story...  


Students graduate from Job Corps

PRESTONSBURG — The Carl D. Perkins Job Corps Center hosted its graduation ceremony on May 1, handing out diplomas and certificates to 24 students. Colmon Eldridge, the executive assistant to Gov. Steve Beshear, served as speaker at the event. He encouraged the students to understand that more on this story...  


SOAR summit held in Pikeville: DAY-LONG EVENT ATTRACTS 1,300+

PIKEVILLE — Local, state and federal leaders were among 1,300 attendees at the second Shaping Our Appalachian Region Summit, held May 11 in Pikeville. The day-long summit featured several sessions focused on strategies that could help grow eastern Kentucky’s economy, which has struggled through the loss more on this story...  


Floyd Chamber honors individuals, businesses

PRESTONSBURG — The Floyd County Chamber of Commerce honored several local businesses, individuals and organizations during its annual awards banquet and installation ceremony on May 7 at Jenny Wiley State Resort Park. Riverview Health Care earned the Business of the Year honor, in recognition of more on this story...  


KTIA hosts Spring travel forum in Pikeville

PIKEVILLE — The Kentucky Travel Industry Association hosted its 2015 Spring Travel Forum in Pikeville this week. The two-day event attracted KTIA members, media representatives and others from across the state. It featured a “Trail Town Roundtable” with the Kentucky Office of Adventure Tourism and workshops more on this story...  


Model A Tour to visit this weekend: Group plans stops in Salyersville, Paintsville, Prestonsburg, Stone, Pikeville and Williamson

If you live in Magoffin, Johnson, Floyd, Pike or Mingo counties and you step outside this weekend and see 18 Model A Ford cars breezing down the roadway, don’t be alarmed. You have not stepped back in time. Those historic vehicles will be transporting more on this story...  


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Obituaries


Obituaries

Wanda Justice, 48, of Prestonsburg, died May 17. Funeral: May 22. Burial: Compton Family Cemetery, Prestonsburg Marvin Tyler, 75, of Eastern, died May 14. Funeral: May 18, Little Rosa Old Regular Baptist Church, McDowell. Burial: Tyler Family Cemetery, Eastern Garlie more on this story...  

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Sports


Panthers knock off Warriors

PIKEVILLE — Pikeville knocked off East Ridge for the third time this season in four games, beating the Warriors, 4-2, in the 59th District Tournament championship game played at Davis Park on May 20. The Panthers, now 24-12, used a three-run, third inning to take the more on this story...  


Pikeville falls at Fairview; Belfry drops two

FAIRVIEW — Pikeville saw a late lead against Fairview slip away as the Lady Panthers fell 8-5 in the regular season finale played on May 16. Alexis Stanley had two hits and Emily Hughes added one hit and drove in one run as Pikeville dropped to more on this story...  


East Ridge tops SV

LICK CREEK — East Ridge honored seniors Paige Potter and Chelsea Justice and then the Lady Warriors topped Shelby Valley, 12-2, in the completion of a suspended game played at the Reservation on May 12. Britney Tackett had three hits, including a pair of triples, scored more on this story...  


  

Raiders split twinbill with Harlan; Panthers cruise

DRIFT – South Floyd closed out the regular season, earning a doubleheader split with Harlan in games played at Johnny Turner Field on May 16. The Raiders, who finished up 12-16, took the nightcap 6-4 after falling 17-7 in the opener. Chase Caudill more on this story...  


Panthers thump MC; Valley wins

SALYERSVILLE — Pikeville pounded out 10 hits en route to a 12-4 win over Magoffin County in a game played on May 12. Cade Byers singled, scored two runs and drove home three runs to help the Panthers improve to 21-11. Tanner Roop singled, scored once more on this story...  


Belfry rallies past Man; AC tops Pike Central

MAN, W. Va. — Belfry erupted for 10 runs in the top of the 7th inning to complete a comeback win over Man, 17-7, in a game played at Juan Nordelo Field on May 9. The Pirates, now 9-10, trailed 7-3 going to the top more on this story...  


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Chaplains Corner


How Time is Short

I have an old halfpenny which was minted in the year 1746 and to look at it, one can almost sense all the hands it has passed through over the past 269 years.   It seems like such a long time ago, but in the scope of eternity, it was more on this story...  


  

Give yourself to God and be set free

I have always been fascinated with hummingbirds and thought it would be neat to see one up close. I had that opportunity one Saturday afternoon after mowing my lawn. As I was putting the lawnmower up, I noticed a hummingbird inside more on this story...  


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