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PMC assists those affected by benefits suspension

PIKEVILLE — Pikeville Medical Center’s Release of Information (ROI) department provided medical records free of charge to former clients of Eric C. Conn whose social security benefits were recently suspended.  Those affected received letters from the Social Security Administration (SSA) Office of Disability notifying them more on this story...  


PMC recognizes residents during annual banquet

PIKEVILLE — Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) hosted its annual Residency Banquet at the East Kentucky Exposition Center in Pikeville on June 30. The banquet was held in recognition of incoming residents, graduating residents and those who will be moving to their next level of training.   more on this story...  


Pramesh Dhakal, MD, joins staff

PIKEVILLE — Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) proudly announces the addition of Pramesh Dhakal, MD, general cardiologist. Dr. Dhakal received his Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery degree from B. P. Koirala Institute of Health Sciences in Dharan, Nepal.   He completed his Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship at the more on this story...  


Vedang J. Bhavsar, MD, joins staff

PIKEVILLE — Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) proudly announces the addition of Vedang J. Bhavsar, MD, general cardiologist. Dr. Bhavsar received his Master’s degree in Public Health from Cleveland State University and his Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery from Smt. N. H. L. Municipal Medical College, Gujarat more on this story...  


PMC promotes heat safety awareness

Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) encourages everyone to understand heat safety and how it effects your health. High temperatures kill hundreds of people every year. Extreme heat caused 7,415 heat-related deaths in the United States from 1999 to 2010.   Heat-related deaths and illness more on this story...  


  

Miracle girl survives cardiac arrest at PMC

PIKEVILLE — Days before high school graduation, 18-year-old senior Reagan Linton was facing her future unlike traditional seniors. She was preparing for her final calculus class when she began to feel strange.   Linton said, “It was not anything extreme, just different. I more on this story...  


Prostate, colon cancer screenings held

PIKEVILLE — Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) held a free prostate and colon cancer screening at the Leonard Lawson cancer center on April 25. A total of 10 patients were screened, including nine males and one  female. Of the 10 more on this story...  


Mahesh Aradhya, MD, joins staff

PIKEVILLE — Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) proudly announces the addition of Mahesh Aradhya, MD, general cardiologist. Dr. Aradhya received his Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery degree at Kempegowda Institute of Medical Sciences, Bangalore, India and completed his cardiology fellowship at St. Luke’s University Hospital more on this story...  


PMC is a Level II Trauma Center: Hospital hosts grand opening celebration

PIKEVILLE – The trauma services at Pikeville Medical Center have been verified as a Level II Trauma Center by the American College of Surgeons (ACS), a scientific and educational association that improves the quality of care for surgical patients. It is now the only ACS-verified Level II Trauma Center more on this story...  


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Community News


Southern Baptists host ‘LoveLoud’ mission

PIKEVILLE: The Pike Association of Southern Baptists stepped into the community to help people in need this week. Approximately 60 people from 10 churches affiliated with the association spanned out into seven teams across Pike County to help local residents with home repairs and maintenance and more on this story...  


New business opens in Elkhorn

ELKHORN CITY — If you ask Michael Carter why he offers pest control services, he won’t tell you — specifically — it’s because he enjoys killing insects and rodents. He’ll tell you that he enjoys his job; he’s good at it; and, then, he’ll say simply, more on this story...  


Four-mile obstacle course raises funds for those fallen in the line of duty

PIKEVILLE — Law enforcement officials, emergency medical technicians and fire fighters put their lives on the line to help people in need. While answering their call to duty, they face life-and-death situations on a regular basis. A group of local individuals want to more on this story...  


Locals invited to join UPIKE alumni for Ireland trip

There’s still time for local residents to sign up to attend a 10-day tour in Ireland with the University of Pikeville Alumni Association. The tour begins July 17 and the cost is approximately $1,999 per person. Participants will see sites of more on this story...  


July 4: ‘Proceed with caution’: Pay attention to local ordinances

FRANKFORT — Kentuckians are encouraged to attend a community celebration this Fourth of July holiday. Kentucky State Fire Marshal Bill Swope advises families to let the professionals entertain you. “Setting off fireworks at home runs the risk of injury and more on this story...  


State Rep. Harris appointed to committee

FRANKFORT — Rep. Chris Harris attended the inaugural meeting of the House Special Committee on Advanced Communications and Information Technology on June 23. He was appointed to the committee on June 19 by House Speaker Greg Stumbo of Prestonsburg. The meeting focused more on this story...  


Widening project underway: Nearly six miles of parkway being widened and improved

SALYERSVILLE — About one-fifth of the widening and improvements of the Mountain Parkway between Campton and Salyersville will be under construction this summer, marking significant progress for the Mountain Parkway Expansion. A third construction project starting soon just west of Salyersville will bring a total of more on this story...  


GI Bride: How the war brought one European to eastern Kentucky

By THELMA SPEARS For The Medical Leader From the author: I came to know Ivy Crum at the Betsy Layne Church of Christ. Ivy is a very reserved and quiet lady with a warm demeanor of friendliness. Her accent tells one, right away, that more on this story...  


PSC approves Ky. Power rate adjustment

FRANKFORT — The Kentucky Public Service Commission recently approved a settlement agreement that granted a rate increase to Kentucky Power Company. The agreement allows the company, which serves customers throughout eastern Kentucky, the ability to increase its revenue by $45. 4 million, or 65 percent more on this story...  


Two Civil War vets honored at ceremony

ISLAND CREEK . The Col. Ben E. Caudill Camp #1629, Sons of Confederate Veterans, members of the Pikeville Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution and local residents honored two Civil War Veterans recently. A group of approximately 50 individuals participated in a ceremony hosted by the more on this story...  


Tackett honored with name on Country Music Highway

DORTON — State and local leaders joined community residents in a ceremony honoring musician Marlow Tackett on June 23. Tackett, a Pike County musician and founder of an annual Christmas giveaway that helped thousands of eastern Kentucky families for decades, is now honored alongside other musicians more on this story...  


Local communities join the fight against cancer: Floyd, Letcher, Pike and Tug Valley raise $176,000 this month for Relay

Local residents turned out in droves this month to help the American Cancer Society “Celebrate, Remember and Fight Back” against cancer during Relay for Life events held throughout eastern Kentucky and southern West Virginia. In that effort, individuals, organizations and businesses in this region have made more on this story...  


  

CrossFit Experior to expand to Pikeville

WILLIAMSON — Southern West Virginia’s only CrossFit gym is expanding its wings to become eastern Kentucky’s only CrossFit gym. CrossFit Experior of Williamson announced last week that it is opening a new location on the other side of the Tug River. The more on this story...  


Don’t miss these firework displays!

Local fireworks will be visible after dark on days indicated at the following locations: Friday, July 3 •Coal Run •Fishtrap Lake •South Williamson Saturday, July 4 more on this story...  


Backstage pass, buffet of entertainment

PRESTONSBURG — Have you ever wanted a backstage pass?  Well, you can get one at no additional cost during an upcoming special event at Jenny Wiley Theatre in Prestonsburg.   On Friday July 3, at 6:45 p. m. , there will be an opening more on this story...  


Friends of Coal golf tourney slated

PINEVILLE — The Kentucky Coal Association invites the public to its 2015 Friends of Coal Golf Open, which will be held this month in Pineville. The 18-hole tournament will begin with registration and breakfast at 8 a. m. on Friday, July 31, at the Wasioto more on this story...  


Sponsors sought for golf tournament: APCC offers chance for $1 million in annual tourney

PIKEVILLE — A nonprofit organization that helps local families facing crisis caused by unplanned pregnancies is once again going to the green to raise funds it needs. Appalachian Pregnancy Care Center, located on Main Street in Pikeville, is seeking sponsors and donations for its 8th Annual more on this story...  


This teenager will warm your heart

Meet Randy, 15, who is friendly to everyone. He likes playing board games with other children. He likes the Texas Longhorns, the University of Kentucky Wildcats, reading and playing kickball.  “I am nice. I am awesome. I’m a good man,” he more on this story...  


Kentucky receives $3.7 mil in AmeriCorps grants: Funding will help meet critical state, local needs

FRANKFORT — Governor Steve Beshear announced that Kentucky received more than $3. 7 million in AmeriCorps funding from the Corporation for National and Community Service  for 12 programs. Programs receiving funding include Teach for America-Kentucky in Hazard, Operation Unite in Prestonsburg and Disaster Services Corps in Owensboro. more on this story...  


KLEMF awards $30K in scholarships to students

RICHMOND — A total of $30,000 in scholarships was awarded to 25 students across Kentucky by the Kentucky Law Enforcement Memorial Foundation. The Gerald F. Healy Kentucky Law Enforcement Memorial Foundation Scholarships were awarded to law enforcement officers’ dependents and survivors of officers killed in the more on this story...  


Pikeville Bypass traffic pattern changes again

PIKEVILLE — The traffic signals at Don Combs Bridge and Bypass Road in Pikeville came down yesterday as workers from GSI moved north on the KY 1426 rockfall mitigation project. The traffic pattern changed again, with barriers at the end of the bridge, making more on this story...  


New state laws go into effect this week

FRANKFORT – Most new laws approved during the Kentucky General Assembly’s 2015 regular session go into effect this week. The state constitution specifies that new laws take effect 90 days after the adjournment of the legislature. The General Assembly’s 2015 session adjourned on March more on this story...  


We’re still here: JWT boosts economy in P’burg

PRESTONSBURG — Prestonsburg Mayor Les Stapleton, Jenny Wiley Theatre Executive Director Martin Childers and Jenny Wiley State Resort Park Manager Julian Slone all have one thing in common — they want the public to know Jenny Wiley Theatre is still open and active in Prestonsburg.   more on this story...  


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Obituaries


Obituaries

Joy Varney, 23, of Pikeville, died June 29, following injuries sustained in an automobile accident. She was born February 24, 1992, the daughter of Joe and Barbara Adkins Varney of Pikeville. Varney was employed in Pikeville Medical Center’s Central Scheduling department. She was more on this story...  


  

Obituaries

Karen Gross Ward Friend, 70, of Pikeville, died June 17. Funeral: June 20. Burial: Johnson Memorial Park Paul Dean Damron, 47, of Chester, Va. , formerly of Pikeville, died June 16. Funeral: June 20. Burial: Johnson Memorial Park Jimmy Lee Meade Sr. , more on this story...  


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Sports


UPIKE Bears will play five home games

PIKEVILLE —  The University of Pikeville football team will be opening the 2015 season under the lights as it hosts Bluefield (Va. ) at 7 p. m. ET on Aug. 27 at the Hambley Athletic Complex. It’s one of five home dates on the schedule released by second-year UPIKE more on this story...  

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Chaplains Corner


Faithful servant

According to a 1974 newspaper item, Leo Fortier had rung the bell of his parish church in Three Rivers, Quebec, every Sunday for 52 years. This showed quite a record of faithfulness. When you read an account like this, it challenges you to think about your more on this story...  


  

Not seeing is sometimes believing

When watching the news, we are sometimes overwhelmed at what is presented.   I find that most news regarding Christianity is negative. If a pastor or an entire church stumbles, it portrays Christianity as a whole as something less than desirable. The more on this story...  


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