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Community mourns T.T. Colley

Theodore Thelmer Colley, better known as “T. T. ,” passed away just before noon on Wednesday, April 15 at Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) at age 88. Colley was born on Aug. 21, 1926 in Esco, Ky. After graduating from Virgie High School, he joined the Navy at more on this story...  


PMC recognizes lab staff

Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) joins hospitals across the country in observing Medical Laboratory Professionals Week, April 19 - 25. Clinical laboratory science professionals play a key role in the diagnosis and prevention of diseases. Laboratory staff usually work behind the scenes but are essential to more on this story...  


PMC welcomes John A. Nesbitt II, MD

PIKEVILLE — Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) proudly announces the addition of John A. Nesbitt II, MD, urologist. Dr. Nesbitt received his Bachelor of Science degree from Wake Forest University in Winston Salem, NC, a Master of Science degree from the University of Louisville and his M. D. more on this story...  


  

PMC receives Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award: Award demonstrates PMC’s commitment to stroke patients

PIKEVILLE  Pikeville Medical Primary Stroke Center has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award with Target: StrokeSM Honor Roll Elite. The award recognizes the hospital’s commitment and success ensuring that stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally more on this story...  


PMC honors volunteers

PIKEVILLE – Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) celebrated its volunteers during the 25th annual volunteer banquet on April 13 at the Landmark Inn in Pikeville. Dana King, director of guest relations and emcee of the event, recognized hospital volunteers for their hard work throughout the year. more on this story...  


PMC encourages organ, tissue donations

PIKEVILLE — Organ, eye and tissue donors could save up to eight lives. April is known as National Donate Life Month (NDLM). First celebrated in 2003, NDLM is recognized as a time to celebrate those who have given the gift of life to others through more on this story...  


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Community News


White Lightning Zipline now open

PIKEVILLE — People who walk the trail at Bob Amos or visit the park’s walking track will likely hear more than just the birds calling from trees. They’ll also hear White Lightning Zipline patrons screaming with excitement as they zip down the hillside. more on this story...  


Autism walk this weekend

Local residents have the opportunity to walk to raise awareness about autism this weekend. Pike County Judge/Executive William M. Deskins and the Pike County Fiscal Court proclaimed April 25 as Autism Awareness Day in Pike County during a recent meeting. The proclamation more on this story...  


Belfry grad is first sailor to join Navy through virtual recruiting

By PHILLIP D. JAMES JR. Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class BELFRY – Future Sailor Jacob Hatfield was the first sailor in the U. S. to join the Navy through Navy Recruiting District Ohio’s Virtual Recruiting Division. The Navy is utilizing VRDs more on this story...  


Rolling through the region: Several local clubs to host rides

The winding roads and natural scenery in Kentucky make it an attractive place for people who love the freedom of riding on the open road. And there are plenty of riding clubs organizing rides throughout eastern Kentucky this year. The Kentucky Department more on this story...  


Biblical archaeologist to visit

PIKEVILLE — There’s still time for local residents purchase tickets to see an internationally-known archaeologist who will be visiting Pikeville next week. The University of Pikeville Alumni Association is hosting presentations by archaeologists Dr. Gabriel Barkay and Zachi Divra, who are overseeing the Temple Mount Sifting more on this story...  


Airport Board launches marketing campaign; addresses TSA concerns

PIKEVILLE – With its initial advertising campaign in the rear view mirror, the Pikeville-Pike County Airport Board is pushing forward with plans members hope will boost ticket sales for Appalachian Air. Ticket sales since the service was launched last October have been slow aboard the 19-passenger more on this story...  


2015 CEDAR Coal Fair held in Pikeville

PIKEVILLE — Students from Floyd, Pike, Johnson and surrounding counties entered more than 400 projects in the annual regional CEDAR Coal Fair. The coal fair is one of many programs that CEDAR (Coal Education Development and Resource) hosts annually to raise awareness about the coal industry. more on this story...  


Tristan looking for a great family

Tristan is a talker. He will talk about anything and everything. He loves sports and enjoys ‘pick up games’ of football, basketball, volleyball, and others but he doesn’t want to join an organized sports team. According to him, it is just more on this story...  


  

EKLF conference underway

PIKEVILLE — The East Kentucky Leadership Foundation’s 28th Annual Conference is underway in Pikeville. The event, sponsored by Pikeville Medical Center, brings leaders together to discuss and share ideas. It began April 23 at the Eastern Kentucky Expo Center, with roundtable discussions more on this story...  


Pikeville enters into a new century

The Class of 2000 ushered in a new era for PHS.   The district’s board of education, led by Regald Smith, Chairman, Ann Carty, Dr. Tom Hartsock, Dr. Mark Myers and Mike McCoy, worked with Superintendent Howard Wallen Jr. , PHS Principal Gilbert Shely and PES Principal more on this story...  


Rally in the Valley to be held in Williamson

For the first time, Rally in the Valley will feature the “Big Sexy Memorial Ride. ” This event will begin with registration at 12:30 p. m. on Sunday, May 3, and the ride will start at 2 p. m. This ride — and the entire Rally in the more on this story...  


Bypass project underway

PIKEVILLE — The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet started construction on a long-term fix for the rockfall problem on Bypass Road in Pikeville on April 20. The rock slope stabilization project involves building a soil nail wall along KY 1460 from Chloe Road to just past the more on this story...  


Appalachian Street Rods formed

PIKEVILLE — There’s a new car show in town. Dana residents Rose and Neil Lester started a new car club, Appalachian Street Rods, about four months ago. The couple has helped organize Muscle on Main events in Pikeville for years. more on this story...  


UPIKE to study industrial hemp

PIKEVILLE — Freedom Seed and Feed, LLC partnered with the University of Pikeville to develop a research institute designed to facilitate the development of this new industry within the coalfield region of Eastern Kentucky. Paul E. Patton, chancellor and interim president of the more on this story...  


Fiscal Court honors Shrine Club A-team

PIKEVILLE — Pike County Judge/Executive William M. Deskins recognized the officers of the Pike County Shrine Club A-Team at a recent Fiscal Court meeting The officers —  President Bud Kendrick, Vice-President Arlon Rowe,  Secretary Daryl Blackburn, Treasurer Jamie Bickford, and Dispatch Chester Adkins each received a more on this story...  


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Obituaries


Obituaries

Theodore Thelmer (T. T. ) Colley died April 15 at Pikeville Medical Center. He was born on August 21, 1926, in Esco to the late Elizabeth Branham Colley Baker and the late Theodore Thelmer Colley. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by the mother more on this story...  


  

Obituaries

Rebecca Ann Hall, 65, wife of John Hall of McAndrews, died April 4. Graveside services: April 10 at Mountain View Memory Gardens, Huddy Audrey Lynn Blackburn, 28, died recently. Memorial service: April 14. Charles Gary May, 67, of Huddy, more on this story...  


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Sports


Pikeville nips Central; Jenkins top Buckhorn

PIKEVILLE — Pikeville managed just one hit off Pike Central starter Charlie Coakley but the Panthers found a way to score a 2-0 win over the Hawks in a game played at Davis Park on April 20. Andrew McNamee doubled in winning pitcher Michael McDonald with more on this story...  


Panthers rout Cavs; Phelps tops Mingo Central

PIKEVILLE — Pikeville’s Tanner Roop belted a pair of home runs to help lead the Panthers to a 20-3 mercy-rule win over Jenkins in a game played at Davis Park on April 14. Roop drove in five runs to back the one-hit pitching of winner Cade more on this story...  


Lady Panthers capture All ‘A’ Classic crown

INEZ — Pikeville broke open a scoreless game late and the Lady Panthers topped Sheldon Clark, 7-2, in the 15th Region All “A” Classic championship game played on April 13. Savanna Nunemaker had three hits and drove home two runs while Cassidy Lowe added more on this story...  


Bears split doubleheaders with Cumberland, St. Cath

LEBANON, Tenn. — University of Pikeville pitcher Sydney Morris scattered six hits as the Bears beat Cumberland University, 7-1, to complete a doubleheader sweep played on April 17. UPIKE, now 18-16, took the opener 7-1 behind Lauren Barnes’ pitching gem. Eady more on this story...  


Pikeville tops Paintsville; PCC wins two

PIKEVILLE — Pikeville’s Peyton Hamilton singled and drove home a pair of runs as the Panthers beat Paintsville, 4-1, in a game played at Davis Park on April 11. Connor Riser added two hits and one RBI while Tyler Elkins and Tanner Roop each more on this story...  


  

Allen Central tops P’burg; Bucs beat Man

DRIFT — Allen Central’s Kane Taylor delivered a walk-off, two-run double down the left field line to score Coltin Parsons and Dillon Lawson in the bottom of the seventh inning to rally the Rebels to a thrilling 7-6 win over Prestonsburg in a game played at Johnny more on this story...  


Gannon’s hit lifts Belfry; JHS, ER post wins

INEZ — Belfry’s Kendra Gannon hit an RBI-single to right field to score teammate Cierra Smith with the winning run in the top of the ninth inning as the Lady Pirates beat Sheldon Clark, 6-5, in a game played on April 20. Candice Gilman more on this story...  


Bears struggle in road series at Cumberlands

WILLIAMSBURG — The University of Pikeville dropped a 9-1 decision in game two and was swept in a doubleheader played on April 18. Cody Chagnon doubled and drove in one run and Jacob DiThomas had a pair of hits as the Bears fell to more on this story...  


Gannon hits, pitches Belfry past Bat Kats

GOODY — Belfry’s Kendra Gannon hit and pitched the Lady Pirates to an 11-1 win over Shelby Valley in a game played at Massey Energy Field on April 11. Gannon doubled, singled and scored twice while Alex Smith knocked home two runs as Belfry improved to more on this story...  


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Chaplains Corner


He Has Risen

They have taken the Lord out of the tomb and we don’t know where they have put Him (John 20:2). Today is a day  He has blessed us with, it should be a day of joyous celebration for we Christians.   Why is it we celebrate with more on this story...  


  

Spring’s Sentinel

In the winter months I can see a solitary pine tree at the end of the ridge behind my house. This tree really stands out in the first rays of sunrise and the last rays of sunset. This evergreen tree is a reminder that winter will soon pass. This more on this story...  


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