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PMC/EKB Flood Relief Radio-Tele-Thon raises over $70K

PIKEVILLE — Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) and East Kentucky Broadcasting (EKB) recently teamed up to help those affected by the July 13 flash flooding in Johnson County which destroyed 150 homes, damaged hundreds more and took the lives of four people. The two organizations hosted more on this story...  


ED vital in stabilizing trauma patients

PIKEVILLE — One of the first areas that come in contact with a trauma patient is the Emergency Department (ED), where assessment and stabilization efforts take place. “My role on the trauma team is evaluation, treatment and stabilization of the trauma patient in the Emergency more on this story...  


Dr. Varney warns against sports injuries

PIKEVILLE  — As a new school year soon begins, so will sports season for young athletes. Jamie Varney, sports medicine physician at Pikeville Medical Center (PMC), wants young athletes and their parents to be aware of common injuries as well as how to treat them. more on this story...  


PMC, EKB Hosting Johnson County Flood relief radio-tele-thon

PIKEVILLE — Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) and East Kentucky Broadcasting (EKB) will be presenting a Johnson County Flood Relief Radio-Tele-Thon beginning at noon on Sunday. The event will take place in PMC’s ground floor May Tower Lobby. All donations and pledges will directly more on this story...  


PMC welcomes Larry Zhao, MD

PIKEVILLE —Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) proudly announces the addition of Larry Zhao, MD, pathologist. Dr. Zhao received his Doctor of Medicine from Wake Forest University School of Medicine in Winston-Salem, NC and his Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from Washington University in St. Louis, more on this story...  


Set fitness goals with Colors of Courage run

PIKEVILLE — Pikeville Medical Leonard Lawson Cancer Center’s Color of Courage 5K race is fast approaching on August 22. While many participants will attend to support a worthy cause (raising funds for underinsured cancer patients), there are also a large number of runners who will participate for the fitness more on this story...  


  

PMC sends medical, baby supplies to Johnson County

PIKEVILLE —In response to the devastating July 13 flash flooding in Johnson County, Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) donated medical supplies and other items to organizations serving those affected by the disaster. Medical tape and gauze, gloves, hand sanitizer, bleach, disinfectant wipes, facial tissue, washcloths, flashlights, batteries more on this story...  


Immunizations key to better health for school-age children

PIKEVILLE — With the 2015-16 school year just around the corner, immunizations are on parents’ minds. “Immunizations are one of the greatest achievements of public health initiatives,” Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) Pediatrician Kishore Gadikota, MD, said. “We have eradicated many dreadful diseases and are more on this story...  


First aid treatment for cuts, scrapes

The warmer weather this summer will bring more children outside, and give them more opportunities to experience cuts and scrapes. Minor cuts and scrapes usually don’t require a trip to the emergency room. The Mayo Clinic shares these tips to help parents care for more on this story...  


ROAD TO RECOVERY: Heart patient says cardiac rehab changed his life

PIKEVILLE — At the age of 49, Dale Ratliff was diagnosed with advanced heart failure. In February, he received a left ventricular assist device (LVAD), which helps pump blood throughout the body while the patient waits for a heart transplant. LVAD more on this story...  


PMC promots concussion awareness

PIKEVILLE — Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) hosted a seminar regarding contact sports concussions for Pike County schools’ junior high and high school coaches and coaching staffs. The event was held at Pike County Central High School with PMC Pediatrician Dr. Brad Akers and Trauma Nurse Practitioner more on this story...  


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Community News


‘Latch On, Pikeville!’ to be held

“It is vitally important that the women of eastern Kentucky know that there are resources in the area to help make their breastfeeding journey work. ” Ashley Stewart, organizer of Latch On, Pikeville! PIKEVILLE — Every year during World Breastfeeding Week, women, their babies and families more on this story...  


Residents can ‘Light the Night’ to end blood cancers

PIKEVILLE — Local residents have the opportunity to help people battling blood cancers this fall. The Eastern Kentucky Light the Night Awareness Walk will be held at 5 p. m. on Oct. 1 in the Pikeville City Park. Team leaders met last week to plan the event, more on this story...  


Nat Geo Diggers return to Hatfield-McCoy feud sites

National Geographic’s Diggers have returned to the feud sites of the Hatfields and McCoys for another exciting archaeological dig. Diggers’ new season began July 20, at 10 p. m. with “The Real McCoy” episode airing Aug. 10 at 9:30 p. m. on the National Geographic Channel. more on this story...  


HELPING A TODDLER WITH CANCER: Clay Allen, 2, had two types of cancer; needs bone marrow transplant

CINCINNATI, OHIO — A year ago this month, a Pike County toddler began his long and strenuous battle with cancer. Clay Allen, the son of Trista and Cody Allen of Belcher, was diagnosed with fourth-stage neuroblastoma in July 2014, just 20 days before his first birthday. more on this story...  


  

Patton Leadership groups conclude with tours

PIKEVILLE —  The Patton Leadership Institute class met on July 9 for its last session in the inaugural year of the Chamber’s professional development and leadership program. The class started their day at the White Lightening Zip Line in Pikeville with a thrilling regional tourism experience. It was the more on this story...  


SOAR board urges continued partnership to advance region: Broadband project groundbreaking set for Aug. 31

MCKEE — Gov. Steve Beshear and U. S. Rep. Hal Rogers, co-chairs of SOAR, announced a groundbreaking date for the high-speed, high-capacity broadband project, KentuckyWired (also known as the Super I-way) that will bring access to every county in the Commonwealth upon completion. Plans are underway more on this story...  


Catastrophic flash flooding: Johnson County communities devastated by raging waters: Five others missing or unaccounted

PIKEVILLE — Residents of Johnson County are slowly picking up the pieces after catastrophic flash flooding damaged more than 500 homes, destroyed as many as 150, left three dead and five others missing or unaccounted for earlier this week. A spokesman for the National Weather Service more on this story...  


Catholic Heart Workcamp helps area families

BETSY LAYNE — Volunteers from five states shared their heart with eastern Kentucky last week. Approximately 250 volunteers with the Catholic Heart Workcamp partnered with local residents and agencies to provide home repairs, wheelchair ramp repair and maintenance, painting, cleaning and other services to 45 elderly more on this story...  


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Obituaries


Obituaries

Frank Urconis, 77, of Lenore, W. Va. , died July 21. He was a U. S. Army veteran. Funeral: July 23, Ajax Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ. Burial: Mountain View Memory Gardens, Huddy Agnes Irene Thompson, 90, of Rawl, W. Va. , died July 20. Funeral: July 23. more on this story...  


  

Obituaries

James Ellington “Jimmie” Rogers, 83, of Pikeville, died July 7. He was a U. S. Air Force veteran. Funeral: july 10, First Baptist Church of Pikeville. Burial: Johnson Memorial Park, Pikeville Eleanor Taylor Sullivan, 66, of Pikeville, died July 13. Funeral: Jul 17. Burial: more on this story...  


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Sports


Find thermocline for better fishing success

FRANKFORT — Fishing instruction for decades preached anglers should fish deep, cool water during the hottest days of the summer. This makes sense as fish are cold-blooded animals and their bodies are the same temperature of the water that surrounds them. However, more on this story...  


Rosters announced for East-West game

NEWTOWN, W. Va. – The unofficial start to the high school football season will take place on Aug. 1 at James H. “Buck” Harless Stadium as Mingo Central plays host to the second-ever East-West All-Star Classic. The West won the inaugural game one year ago, 35-0. The more on this story...  


  

Choosing the right kayak for fishing, safety

FRANKFORT — The first time I fished a stream out of a kayak, you may have heard the oaths I swore in Tennessee. It was a short, cockpit or sit-in style kayak. I had a hard time controlling its tippy tendencies. After an more on this story...  


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Chaplains Corner


Hummingbirds

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


  

Faith of a Child

I have a delightful little lady in my family who seemed to have an early gift for communicating with God.   Once, as a very small child, I asked her to thank God for our meal.   She looked up from the window and exclaimed happily, “Thank You, God, for the food!”  more on this story...  


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