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WORLD HEPATITIS DAY: PMC to host a community health fair

PIKEVILLE — Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) will host a community health fair in recognition of World Hepatitis Day on Thursday, July 28 from 7:30am to 6pm at the Mark II, located at the Landmark Hotel Complex (190 South Mayo Trail, Pikeville). Hepatitis C infection is the more on this story...  


Emergency medicine physician offers tips for summertime safety

Summer in eastern Kentucky means people are spending more time outdoors hiking, playing sports, running and playing. All of that activity is good news, but along with it comes an increase in visits to the emergency room. Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) encourages everyone more on this story...  


PMC welcomes Dr. John Blackburn

Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) proudly announces the addition of John Blackburn, MD, anesthesiologist. Dr. Blackburn received his Bachelor of Science in biochemistry from the University of Kentucky (UK) in Lexington, and his medical degree from the UK College of Medicine. He more on this story...  


New procedure offers hope for PMC prostate cancer patients

Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) is now offering a cutting-edge diagnostic procedure to detect prostate cancer sooner. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) combined with an ultrasound (US) fusion guided prostate biopsy provides a more targeted approach to diagnosing prostate cancer than traditional methods. PMC Urologist Dustin Gayheart, MD, more on this story...  


PMC welcomes Rudy J. Judhan, MD

Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) proudly announces the addition of Rudy J. Judhan, MD, trauma surgeon. Dr. Judhan received his Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (M. B. B. S. ) Degree from the University of the West Indies in Trinidad and Tobago. He completed his residency and general surgery more on this story...  


PMC welcomes Dr. Hosam Attia

Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) welcomes Hosam Attia, MD, a vitreo-retinal surgeon to the medical staff. Dr. Attia specializes in ophthalmology with a sub-speciality in diseases and surgery of the retina and vitreous.   “My patients can expect the most up to date more on this story...  


  

PMC offers expecting parents free pediatrician consultation

Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) understands that many questions arise for parents-to-be when preparing for the birth of a child. That’s why the hospital is now offering free consultations with a PMC pediatrician during pregnancy. By talking with one of the hospital’s three board certified more on this story...  


PMC Employees Off The Clock: Todd Werner, Pikeville Medical Center Sleep Lab Supervisor

Todd Werner has been with Pikeville Medical Center since 1991 when he joined the respiratory department. He helped start the hospital’s sleep lab department in 1994 and currently supervises all three PMC Sleep Labs. Werner has not only shown talent in his career but has also exhibited an aptitude more on this story...  


PMC conducts community health needs survey

PIKEVILLE — Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) is conducting a Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) in an attempt to improve health care services in the area. PMC strives to be responsive to the needs of those it serves. The organization provided more than $7. 5 million in more on this story...  


BEAT THE HEAT, STAY SAFE THIS SUMMER

As summer heat and humidity are in full force in eastern Kentucky, Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) urges everyone to take precautions to protect themselves and prevent heat-related illness. From dehydration, to heat exhaustion, to heat stroke, high temperatures and humidity levels can lead to serious illness more on this story...  


PMC welcomes Dr. Will Hickerson

Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) proudly announces the addition of James “Will” Hickerson, MD, emergency medicine physician. Dr. Hickerson received his Bachelor of Science in Biology from East Tennessee State University (ETSU) in Johnson City, and his medical degree from the ETSU James H. Quillen College of more on this story...  


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Community News


SHOES OF HOPE: Missionary group provides shoes for nearly 300 kids while sharing God’s love

PIKEVILLE — “In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven. ”  — Matthew 5:16 A mission team recently set an extraordinary example of good work by providing hope to children across the more on this story...  


PLI concludes with session on natural gas, energy

PIKEVILLE — The Patton Leadership Institute class met on July 14 at Kentucky Power’s Big Sandy Power Plant in Louisa, Kentucky for their final session in the Chamber’s professional development and leadership program. The day was filled with discussions and presentations on the state of energy and natural gas more on this story...  


KYCO announces new faculty

PIKEVILLE — Josephine O. Owoeye, O. D. , MPH, joins the faculty at the University of Pikeville-Kentucky College of Optometry (KYCO) as an assistant clinical professor with a specialty in pediatric optometry and binocular vision. Owoeye earned her Doctor of Optometry degree and completed residency training in more on this story...  


Major Mountain Parkway project nears start

SALYERSVILLE — The first extension of the Mountain Parkway in more than a half century will begin soon as contractors start to widen the roadway through Salyersville’s Restaurant Row. The 2. 4-mile project will improve safety and ease mobility through the busiest and most visible stretch of roadway along the more on this story...  


Golf scramble benefits Trooper Island

PIKEVILLE — Kentucky State Police (KSP) are gearing up for the annual KSP Trooper Island Golf Scramble fundraising event. The tournament helps raise money to help provide a remarkable opportunity for children throughout the region to attend the popular summer camp – Trooper Island. more on this story...  


13th annual JULY JAM set for July 30

PIKEVILLE – Hundreds are expected to gather in Pikeville City Park for the 13th annual JULY JAM (Jesus Unconditionally Loves You. Just Ask Me) later this month. The two-day contemporary Christian music concert series features musicians and bands that are both regionally and nationally known. more on this story...  


BSCTC, MAC to feature voice camp

PRESTONSBURG — Big Sandy Community and Technical College (BSCTC) and the Mountain Arts Center (MAC) will host a summer vocal camp featuring Ron and Chery Brendel on July 25-28 at the MAC. The Brendels are internationally recognized voice instructors from Cleveland, Tenn.   more on this story...  


  

ANU hosting annual Healthy Fun Fair

PIKEVILLE — American National University (ANU) is gearing up for its ninth annual Healthy Fun Fair.   The much anticipated event is expected to attract over 1,200 people to ANU’s Pikeville campus. Admission is free and the event will be open to the public. more on this story...  


UPIKE hosts Esports Vision Science Academy

PIKEVILLE – Area middle and high school students sharpened their technology skills and learned about the science of vision in a setting centered on virtual reality during the University of Pikeville’s second Esports and Vision Science Academy. An interest in video games led to a broader more on this story...  


MSU hosting SOAR program Aug. 5

MOREHEAD — Morehead State University will offer a Student Orientation, Advising and Registration (SOAR) program Friday, Aug. 5 in preparation for the 2016 Fall Semester. Participants will check-in on the first floor of the Camden-Carroll Library. This is a walk-in SOAR program as students more on this story...  


UNITE addresses Floyd County Chamber

PRESTONSBURG — The Floyd County Chamber of Commerce held a networking luncheon meeting on July 12, at Reno’s in Prestonsburg.   The topic for this luncheon was combating illegal drug use in our community.   During the luncheon, two speakers from UNITE (Unlawful, more on this story...  


Interactive wall has folks thinking: PUMC pastor says chalkboard attracting visitors

PIKEVILLE — Not everyone spends time thinking about what they want to do with their life before they die. What appears to be a simple question can prompt serious complex thoughts about life.   Pikeville United Methodist Church (PUMC) is  asking people to complete the phrase more on this story...  


BWW flies into Pikeville for wing fanatics, sports fans

PIKEVILLE — Buffalo Wild Wings®, Inc. opened its newest location in Pikeville on June 27, bringing its mouth-watering wings, wide selection of premium, craft and domestic beers and ultimate sports viewing atmosphere to local residents. Buffalo Wild Wings is the destination for wing fanatics and sports fans more on this story...  


Kentucky Opry adding soul with Blues Brothers act

PRESTONSBURG — Billie Jean Osborne’s Kentucky Opry will again welcome back two of its favorite past family members with Craig Collins and Allen James as The Blues Brothers. Collins and James popularized the act during the Kentucky Opry shows in the 1990’s. It more on this story...  


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Obituaries


Obituaries

Donald “Don” Shepherd, 80, of Paintsville, died July 18. Funeral service July 21. Burial, Davidson Memorial Gardens, Ivel. Jerry Douglas Boyd, 49, of Banner, died July 15. Funeral service July 18. Burial, Spears Family Cemetery, Banner. Beulah Jean Brown, 70, of more on this story...  


  

Obituaries

Cathy Ann Lewis, 47, of Frenchburg, formerly of Stopover, died July 11. Funeral services July 15 in Benham. Kolbie Dwayne Thomas, infant son of Justin and Brittany Thomas, died July 7. Funeral services July 11. Burial, Blankenship Cemetery, McCarr. Wilburn L. more on this story...  


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Sports


ROAD TO RIO: All roads lead home for BSCTC alum

LEXINGTON — Driving along Route 80 in Floyd County is the small community of Eastern, — no, not eastern Kentucky.   As you enter the unincorporated town there’s a sign “Home of Kenny Rice, National Sportscaster. ” Kenny Rice is without a doubt the town’s most beloved native more on this story...  


Kentucky Afield: Top-water bass lure addictive

FRANKFORT — An old saying among bass anglers declares they would rather catch one bass on a top-water lure than 10 on anything else. The shake-inducing strike of a huge black bass savaging a top-water lure at dawn is as addictive as free donuts in the more on this story...  


Two-time Coach of the Year Bobby Brown to lead women’s bowling program

PIKEVILLE — Bobby Brown, a two-time NCBCA National Coach of the Year, is set to become the second head coach in the history of the University of Pikeville women’s bowling program, athletic director Robert Staggs announced on Thursday. Brown spent the past 17 seasons more on this story...  


  

Eight UPIKE teams earn national academic honors

PIKEVILLE — Eight University of Pikeville athletic teams performed well enough in the classroom to earn NAIA Scholar-Team honors in 2015-16, officials from the national office announced on Friday. Women’s track & field led the way for the Bears, sporting a 3. 62 team GPA, more on this story...  


Q&A with ruffed grouse, wild turkey coordinator

FRANKFORT — Zak Danks was homesick and uncertain about what career path he wanted to pursue after his freshman year at the University of Kentucky. The picture soon came into focus through his involvement with his local National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) chapter and after more on this story...  


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Chaplains Corner


Birthday and History

I just recently celebrated my daughter’s birthday. She was born July 16, 1959 at 11:05 a. m. at the old Pikeville Methodist Hospital.   It is commonly referred to as “up on the hill. ”  She was looking around so bright eyed as the nurse brought her to more on this story...  


  

A light in the darkness

I took my wife to a trendy restaurant recently but was shocked at how dark it was. The lights were dim and the tables were illuminated by a single romantic candle. I struggled to read the menu but soon my eyes adjusted and I could more on this story...  


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