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WOUND CARE TOP PERFORMER

PIKEVILLE — The Pikeville Medical Wound Care Center was recognized as one of the top performers for the 2014 Diabetes Campaign by Healogics Inc. Healogics’ Diabetes Campaign encouraged Wound Care Centers to utilize community outreach to educate health care providers about chronic wounds caused by more on this story...  


Motorcycle mishaps, falls most common causes of brain injury

PIKEVILLE — Prevention is known as the only cure for Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). TBI is defined as an injury to the brain/skull caused by an external force, such as a strike or impact. Motor vehicle accidents and falls are the more on this story...  


It’s Endometriosis Awareness Month

PIKEVILLE — Recognizing March as national Endometriosis Awareness Month, Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) encourages the public to learn more about this disorder. PMC provides comprehensive services for women with a team of five Obstetricians/Gynecologists — Dr. Aaron Crum, Dr. Rebecca Hobbs, Dr. Angela Maggard, Dr. more on this story...  


  

PMC observes Diabetes Alert Day

PIKEVILLE — Nearly 30 million children and adults in the United States have diabetes, and more than eight million don’t know they have the serious disease. An estimated 86 million Americans have pre-diabetes, which means their blood glucose (sugar) is higher than normal more on this story...  


PMC celebrates National Health Care HR Week

PIKEVILLE — This week Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) celebrates National Health Care Human Resources (HR) Week. PMC’s HR department is comprised of 10 employees who meet the hospital’s personnel needs. Some of HR’s  responsibilities include: benefit administration, employee relations, medical leave, HR-related policies and procedures, more on this story...  


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Our Employees Make The Difference


Alan Derossett: Registered Nurse, Cath Lab

Alan Derossett spent the last 18 years learning and growing with Pikeville Medical Center (PMC), and he hopes to continue doing so for years to come. He started working at PMC in 1997 after seeing that PMC had a tremendous potential for growth. more on this story...  


  

DeDe Nolte: Clinical Specialist, Respiratory Therapy

This year, Pike County resident Dedra “DeDe” Nolte will celebrate her 21st year as a Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) employee. She was hired in 1994 to work as a respiratory therapist and continued that service for 18 years, working on patient floors, and later in the more on this story...  


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Community News


Louisa student moves ahead

An eastern Kentucky teenager moved ahead in a national competition that could land her a career as a country music singer. Louisa resident Kelsie May, the 16-year-old daughter of Roy and Elva May, qualified to compete in the NBC talent show “The Voice” on March 2 more on this story...  


Who was Betsy Layne? Lexington woman on mission to uncover Floyd County’s past

JUSTELL — People who travel from Floyd County and other northern areas of eastern Kentucky to Pike County must drive through Betsy Layne, a small unincorporated town located just off U. S. 23 near Harold. For those who think the town’s name sounds a little feminine — more on this story...  


Wesley Christian student wins Big Sandy Idol

PRESTONSBURG – When Maranda Finney heard her name announced as the winner of the Big Sandy Idol Regional Competition, it took a second to sink in. Finney, 16, a junior at Wesley Christian School, flawlessly performed “Hurt” by Christina Aguilera in front of a sold-out more on this story...  


This volunteer has the heart of a true servant

She’s 89 years old, but Pikeville resident Jeanette Elder doesn’t let age slow her down. After graduating in 1960 from Pikeville College (University of Pikeville), Elder earned a degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Kentucky, where she met her husband, Ed, the former owner more on this story...  


Want to learn more about Alzheimers?

PIKEVILLE — The Alzheimer’s Association announced last week that it will host a free workshop for local residents who are interested in learning more about the disease and related illnesses. Alzheimer’s Association officials will host “The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease” from 1:30 p. m. more on this story...  


Sport Boat and RV Show this weekend at Expo

PIKEVILLE — The Sixth Annual Eastern Kentucky Sport Boat & RV Show, begins today, March 20, and ends Sunday, March 22. The show will feature the latest boating, fishing, hunting, camping or RV products from 4 p. m. to 9 p. m. on March 20, more on this story...  


‘Tater Salad’ to perform

PIKEVILLE — The Eastern Kentucky Expo Center announced this week that comedian Ron “Tater Salad” White will perform on stage on Sept. 12 at 7:30 p. m. White earned three Grammy nominations, a Gold Record, two of the top rated one-hour specials in Comedy Central history, a more on this story...  


  

Local events raise funds, awareness for cerebral palsy

PIKEVILLE — Two local events will raise awareness about cerebral palsy and funds for organizations working to assist people who have it. In Pike County, Virgie resident Bobbi Jo Childers is hosting her second Cerebral Palsy Awareness Walk/5K on March 21 at Bob Amos Park. Registration more on this story...  


March is Sexual Assault Awareness Month

PIKEVILLE — Pike County Judge-Executive William Deskins signed a proclamation recognizing March as Sexual Assault Awareness Month on March 19. The proclamation came with support of the Pike County Advocacy and Support Program and The Healing Program, a Mountain Comprehensive Care Center service that offers support more on this story...  


She’s an eastern Kentucky advocate

Pikeville resident Leslie Combs dedicated her life to public service. She started her first term as state representative in 2007 and currently represents residents of Letcher County and residents in part of Pike County in the Kentucky General Assembly. She serves on more on this story...  


She volunteers to help children and families

Floyd County residents Sam and Tina Hughes will tell you that losing a child — their only child — has been one of the most challenging journeys of their lives. What they won’t tell you is that the death of their seven-year-old son, Jordan, has left more on this story...  


SOAR funding bill advances: Several bills in Beshear’s hands

The 2015 General Assembly is winding down and a bill that would provide funding to Shaping Our Appalachian Region is in the hands of the governor. Voting 99-0 on March 11, the Senate gave final passage to SB 168 to create the Kentucky Appalachian Regional Development more on this story...  


Growing Appalachia conference set

PRESTONSBURG — Local nonprofit organizations invite the public to learn more about developing sustainable agriculture and energy efficiency during the 5th Annual Growing Appalachia conference this weekend. The day-long conference will offer information about healthier living and self-sufficiency. Workshops will have three tracks: more on this story...  


Music at the MAC

PRESTONSBURG — People who love music will flock to the Mountain Arts Center in Prestonsburg this weekend. The MAC is hosting concerts on Friday and Saturday. Official there will kick off the MAC’s monthly Front Porch Pickin’ series at 7 p. m. on Friday, more on this story...  


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Obituaries


Obituaries - Floyd County mourning fire chief’s passing

COW CREEK — For the second time this month, firefighters in Floyd County are mourning the loss of one of their own. Cow Creek Fire Department Chief Jim B. Caldwell died March 13 after a long battle with cancer. Caldwell, 72, founded the more on this story...  


  

Obituaries

Polly Slone Pinion, 79, of Pikeville, died March 16. Funeral: March 20. Burial: Annie E. Young Cemetery, Chloe Road, Pikeville Olen J. May, 103, of Phyllis, died March 15. Funeral: March 21. Burial: Annie E. Young Cemetery Kathy Slone, 62, of more on this story...  


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Sports


Williamstown rallies past Tug Valley

CHARLESTON, W. Va. —This loss is going to sting for a long, long time. Tug Valley was bounced from the Class A boys’ state basketball tournament as Williamstown rallied from 15 points down in the final eight minutes to stun the Panthers, 46-42, in the more on this story...  


Letcher belts Breathitt Co.

ERMINE — Letcher Central’s Zane Blair drove in four runs to lead the Cougars to a 13-3 win over Breathitt County in a mercy-rule game played on March 18. Blair doubled and scored twice as the Cougars moved to 2-0. Breathitt County dropped to 0-2. more on this story...  


Pikeville falls in opener; Pike Central tops Betsy Layne

LOUISA — Lawrence County pushed across six runs in the bottom of the first inning and held off Pikeville for a 7-5 win in the season opener for both teams played on March 16. Alexis Stanley and Emily Hughes had a pair of hits more on this story...  


Bears rally past Asbury University

PIKEVILLE — The University of Pikeville Bears erupted for five runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to take the lead away from Asbury University en route to a come-from-behind 7-3 win in a game played at Johnny LeMaster Field on March 17. Logan Sales more on this story...  


UPIKE men win NAIA tourney opener

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — UPIKE was outrebounded 57-40 and had its top scorer Kenny Manigault limited to six first-half minutes with early foul trouble, but still found a way to win 94-86 against Bethel (Tenn. ) in the first round of the NAIA National Championship on Thursday. more on this story...  


  

UPIKE rally falls short, 80-71

INDEPENDENCE, Mo. — After trailing by as many as 19 points in the second half, sixth-seeded University of Pikeville was within four of No. 3-seed Langston (Okla. ) with under two minutes to play, but the comeback came up short in the end for an 80-71 loss in more on this story...  


Rebels rough up Pirates

GOODY — Allen Central erupted for six innings in the top of the first inning and went on to hammer Belfry, 13-5, in the season opener for both teams played at Massey Energy Field on March 16. Steven Howard had three hits, scored twice and batted more on this story...  


Panthers fall in season opener

PIKEVILLE — Paintsville’s Luke Daniels drove home two runs with a base hit in the top of the eighth inning and the Tigers held off Pikeville for an 8-7 win in the season opener for both teams played at Davis Park on March 12. With the more on this story...  


Women run win streak to six games

PIKEVILLE — Six straight wins and counting. The University of Pikeville Bears took a doubleheader from Union College at Paul Butcher Field, winning 10-2 and 7-4 in games played on March 17. Third baseman Breana Pineda blasted her third home run of the more on this story...  


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Chaplains Corner


Live Wisely

Prayer, at its root,  is not a way of keeping God informed about our life situation.   He already knows everything there is to know about it. Prayer,  at its root,  is not a method of telling God what we, in our finite wisdom, think we need. more on this story...

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