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PMC celebrates American Heart Month

The tradition of American Heart Month began in 1964. Amazing progress has been made since that heightened awareness. Still, cardiovascular disease accounts for 17. 3 million deaths per year, a number that is expected to grow to more than 23. 6 million by 2030. The American Heart Association (AHA) more on this story...  


A Winning Weight Loss Journey: Sheila Elkins

PIKEVILLE — Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) Weight Loss Surgery has changed the lives of countless patients. Sheila Elkins has experienced joy and challenges throughout her life as a wife, mother and grandmother. One of her greatest challenges was obesity.   She tried countless more on this story...  

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Community News

PMC Job Fair attracts thousands: Hospital growth, regional economy prompted event

PIKEVILLE — While hospitals nationwide are struggling, patients are coming to Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) in record numbers. A January 28 census report showed 307 patients were hospitalized — the highest number in the hospital’s history. Increasing numbers of patients and rapid expansion prompted PMC to host a job more on this story...

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Paul Sebastin Epling, 86, of Stanville,, died Jan. 23. Funeral service Jan. 26. Burial, Davidson Memorial Gardens, Ivel Andy Hall, 59, of Frankfort, formerly of Floyd County, died Jan. 28. Graveside service Jan. 31 at Hall Family Cemetery, Grethel. more on this story...  

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Creech new scoring queen: Winning Miss KY Basketball would cap historic career for Jenkins senior

JENKINS — Jenkins senior Whitney Creech did something Tuesday night that she rarely ever does in a high school basketball game — she hit a three-point goal. Her shot with 3. 5 seconds remaining in regulation tied the Lady Cavaliers game with Paintsville at 74-all, forcing overtime. more on this story...  

Cougars hammer Powell; St. Joe, Mingo fall

ERMINE — Letcher Central’s Austin Banks poured in a game-high 21 points to lead the Cougars to an 80-54 win over Powell County on Jan. 30. Torrell Carter added 19 and Austin Caudill tossed in 11 as LCC improved to 15-5. more on this story...  


Betsy Layne, Pikeville big winners

PRESTONSBURG – Betsy Layne pulled away from Prestonsburg in the final eight minutes to score a 63-54 win in a 58th District game played at Prestonsburg Fieldhouse on Feb. 3. Zach Hamilton led a balanced scoring attack for the Bobcats, now 9-13, with a game-high 17 more on this story...  

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Chaplains Corner

Life’s storms

I have enjoyed a great deal of time on the water and consequently am drawn to Psalm 107.   The Psalmist declares, ‘They that go down to the sea in ships, that do business in great waters; These see the works of the Lord, and his more on this story...

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