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Vaccinations prepare kids for school

PIKEVILLE — As summer comes to an end, many parents are preparing their children for the upcoming school year by getting their back-to-school vaccinations. School age individuals, from preschoolers to college students, are required to receive specific vaccinations at different points during their educational experience more on this story...  


PMC osteopathic physicians provide hands-on care

PIKEVILLE  — The osteopathic physicians at Pikeville Medical Center’s Family Practice Clinic help patients in a unique way known as Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment (OMT). According to the American Osteopathic Association (AOA), OMT involves using the hands to diagnose, treat and prevent illness or injury. more on this story...  


Uterine cancer

Thanks to advances in detection and treatment,  more than 500,000 women have survived this cancer. Uterine cancer the uterus. Nearly all cancers of the uterus start in the endometrium, which starts in the inner lining of the uterus. Cancers can also start in the muscle layer more on this story...  


Lymphoma

The one-year survival rate for all patients diagnosed with Hodgkin disease is now about 92 percent. The five-year survival rate is 85 percent and the 10-year survival rate is 80 percent. Lymphoma is a cancer that starts in cells that are part of the body’s immune more on this story...  


Kidney cancer

Kidney cancer is found in several different types, including renal cell carcinoma (which is found in nine out of every 10 cases of kidney cancer); clear cell renal cell carcinoma (the second most common type); papillary renal cell carcinoma (which form finger-like projections on the kidneys; chromophobe renal cell more on this story...  


Bladder cancer

Bladder cancers are divided into several types, based on how the cancer cells look under a microscope and they are often described as non-invasive cancer (still located in the inner layer of cells in the bladder) or invasive (has grown into deeper layers of the bladder). more on this story...  


  

Dr. Ashby says protect your skin this summer

PIKEVILLE — Long summer days mean extra time spent outdoors, which increases exposure to the summer sun. Although being active outside is a great way to stay healthy in the summer, Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) urges everyone to remember the importance of summer skin safety. more on this story...  


Stork Report

Brooklyn Christina Le’Shay Ratliff, daughter of Betty Hensley, born July 1, weight: 5 lbs. Bayleigh Rae Clevinger, daughter of Jennifer Clevinger, born July 3, weight: 7 lbs. , 6 oz. Caney Karlisle Potter, son of Andia and Ryan Potter, born July 3, weight: 8 more on this story...  


Childhood cancer

Because of advances in treatment over the past few decades, more than 80 percent of children with cancer will survive five years or more. In the 1970s, the five-year survival rate was only 60 percent. There are numerous types of cancers that affect children and these more on this story...  


Breast Cancer

Breast cancer is a malignant tumor that starts in the cells of the breast and can invade surrounding tissues or spread to other areas of the body. Although this type of cancer is most often found in women, it can also be found in men. more on this story...  


Leukemia

Leukemia is a cancer of the early blood-forming cells. It is most often found in white blood cells, but it can be found in other blood cell types as well. It is either acute, or fast growing, or chronic, slow growing, and both of these have different treatment options more on this story...  


Liver cancer

There are several different types of liver cancer, including cancers that start in the liver and cancers that started elsewhere in the body and spread to the liver. Benign liver tumors sometimes grow large enough to cause problems, but they do not invade other tissues or organs. more on this story...  


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Community News


Agriculture front and center at SOAR meeting

PIKEVILLE — Local residents had the opportunity to express their opinions on agriculture, community and regional foods and nature resources during a SOAR (Shaping Our Appalachian Region) listening session held at the Pike County Extension Office on July 15. The meeting, chaired by Wolfe County Extension more on this story...  


Pike officials visit Matewan Museum

PIKEVILLE — Pike County Judge Executive Wayne T. Rutherford, Director of Energy and Community Development Charles Carlton and Executive Assistant Bobby Branham recently visited the Matewan Depot Welcome Center and Museum in Matewan, W. Vahttp://www. pikevillehospital. org The purpose was  to get ideas for relocating the county’s more on this story...  


She’s a charmer!

Cheyenne will celebrate her 10th birthday later this year. She is a charming young lady who loves to talk. She is an expressive, busy and energetic child. During a recent visit she managed to have fun with a mock photo-shoot, hang upside more on this story...  


National College to host 7th Healthy Fun Fair

PIKEVILLE — More than 1,000 people will flock to National College’s Pikeville campus next week for the 7th Annual Healthy Fun Fair. Created initially to celebrate the addition of the National College nursing program, the fun fair features free health screenings, health education, food and numerous more on this story...  


CHECK MATE, ANYONE? East KY Chess Club formed

PIKEVILLE — Eastern Kentucky residents who enjoy playing chess currently have to travel hundreds of miles to play in a real chess tournament. That won’t likely be the case for long, if East Kentucky Chess Club founder Ricky Hamilton has anything to do with it. more on this story...  


2014 Road to Fame winners announced

PRESTONSBURG — Local residents can find out who will be the region’s next musical superstar during the Road to Fame finals this weekend. The final rounds of competition in the Country Music Highway Road to Fame contest will begin at 7:30 p. m. on July 19 at more on this story...  


Collins named new Expo general manager

PIKEVILLE — SMG announced earlier this week  that Cindy Collins will lead the East Kentucky Expo Center into a new era of events as the General Manager. Collins began her task on July 14, 2014 following confirmation by the Pikeville City Commission. more on this story...  


UPIKE inks agreement with China

PIKEVILLE — Developing students into global citizens is among the benefits of a new partnership between the University of Pikeville and Beijing University of Agriculture  in Beijing, China. The universities have agreed to exchange students and faculty and cooperate on academic programs together. more on this story...  


Floyd Early Childhood Council gets grant

PRESTONSBURG — The Floyd County Community Early Childhood Council was among 64 councils statewide that collectively received more than $1 million in grant funding. The council received $20,000 for upcoming programs from the governor’s Office of Early Childhood. The grant recipient list also more on this story...  


  

KSP: Don’t leave kids in hot cars

FRANKFORT — The Kentucky State Police remind parents not to leave a child alone in a hot car. It may seem like common sense, but every year law enforcement agencies answer calls about unattended children in vehicles. The National Safety Council  reports that more on this story...  


CDC increases anti-smoking effort

WASHINGTON, D. C. — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention  launched new ads  as part of its powerful “Tips from Former Smokers” campaign.   The “Tips” campaign has resulted in hundreds of thousands of Americans quitting for good and millions more making quit attempts on their way to success, by more on this story...  


SOAR conference focuses on heritage tourism

PIKEVILLE — A two-day training and educational outreach conference focused on heritage tourism, place making and economic development through historic preservation is planned Aug. 1-2 in Pikeville. It is the third entry in the 2014 Kentucky Preservation Series. This free more on this story...  


Kids Day in the Park, Ride to Shriners set

PIKEVILLE — A local nonprofit organization dedicated to helping children invites the public to celebrate this weekend. Celebrating its ninth year of service to Shriners Hospital for Children in Lexington, Hillbilly Christmas in July will host its annual Kids Day in the Park from 5 p. m. more on this story...  


Sponsors sought for Golf Fore Life - $1 million prize available for hole-in-one

PIKEVILLE — A Pike County organization that’s dedicated to helping the region’s most delicate residents-to-be needs community support. Appalachian Pregnancy Care Center, located on Main Street in Pikeville, is currently seeking donations and sponsors for its 7th Annual Christian Community Fellowship “Golf Fore Life” Tournament. more on this story...  


Last chance to see ‘Rex’s Exes’ at ACT: New lineup for upcoming year announced

ELKHORN CITY — The Artists Collaborative Theatre is rounding out its 2013-2014 season this month, but not without announcing the lineup for its upcoming season. ACT will host performances of the comedy “Rex’s Exes” through July 20 at 7:30 p. m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday and more on this story...  


Shelby Railroad Reunion a success

SHELBIANA —Food, fellowship, music and a history lesson made the 18th Annual Shelby Railroad Reunion a success. Held at Grace Baptist Church overlooking the railroad yard, the reunion brings together former employees, families and friends for a look back at the heyday of the yard. Several more on this story...  


‘Women on Wellness’ event set

GILBERT, W. Va. — Local women are encouraged to attend “Women on Wellness: WOW I Can Do It!” event from 8 p. m. to 5 p. m. on Saturday, July 19 at the Larry Joe Harless Community Center in Gilbert. It will feature health screenings, nutrition counseling, more on this story...  


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Obituaries


Obituaries

Jerry Dean Newsome, 38, of Banner, died July 13. Survivors: mother Sandra Adkins Salyer; daughters Dezeree Newsome and Savanna Castle, both of Banner; other family members. Funeral: July 16 at Nelson Frazier Funeral Home. Burial: Anderson-Conn Cemetery at Banner Joie C. Lawson, 70, of more on this story...  

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Sports


PCC coaching vacancies filled

BUCKLEY’S CREEK — Pike Central’s search for three new head coaches is over. “We didn’t go outside and try to find replacements this time,” PCC Principal David Rowe said as he announced the hiring of a new football coach, as well as boys and girls basketball more on this story...  


UPIKE TOP 10

(EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the third in a series of Top 10 UPIKE sports moments. Next week we’ll look at what story finished as runner-up. ) No. 3 PIKEVILLE  — It was Dudley Hilton’s third season as head coach of the University of Pikeville more on this story...  


Fall schedule for UPIKE golf released

University of Pikeville men’s golf coach Kevin Auton and women’s coach Nelson Scott released their team’s 2014 fall schedules on Monday which open up on Aug. 25-26 at the Alice Lloyd College Invitational in Presonsburg, Ky. , at StoneCrest Golf Course. Both UPIKE programs will more on this story...  


  

Kenny Huffman Tennis Classic next month

PIKEVILLE — The Kenny Huffman Tennis Classic (KHTC) takes place in less than one month.   The dates for this year’s event are Aug. 1-3 at Bob Amos Park. The tournament is in memory of Kenny Huffman, who died of cancer in more on this story...  


UPIKE volleyball with 16 home matches

PIKEVILLE — University of Pikeville head volleyball coach Shannon Gassman released the team’s 2014 schedule on Thursday which includes 16 matches at home inside UPIKE Gymnasium. The Bears were much improved in 2013, going from just six wins the year before and an 0-14 more on this story...  


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Chaplains Corner


Days from the Lord

The Psalmist wrote this is the day the Lord hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it (Psalm 118:24). As I started my day Saturday, I was wondering what kind of weather wise the Lord would bless me with. Would the sun shine? Would more on this story...

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