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Registration open for Colors of Courage 5K race

Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) encourages the community to participate in the 3rd annual Colors of Courage 5K Run/Walk on August 20 in downtown Pikeville. Proceeds will benefit under insured patients of Pikeville Medical Leonard Lawson Cancer Center. “The Colors of Courage 5K more on this story...  


Protect your family from mosquitoes around your home

Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) advises homeowners to begin preparing now for summer mosquito season by ridding their environments of potential mosquito breeding areas. Mosquitoes are a common insect in Kentucky, particularly in the warmer months. Besides being a nuisance, some mosquitoes are known to carry more on this story...  


PMC physicians consult to help chronic pain patient

Allie Chapman of Belfry was living with chronic pain for four years before seeking help at Pikeville Medical Center (PMC). The pain was a constant discomfort and it affected her emotional health as well. “The pain came on suddenly and then was with me 24/7,” more on this story...  


PMC closes Critical Care waiting areas until further notice

Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) treats all people regardless of their condition and wants to treat visitors with courtesy and respect. However, it appears that some visitors in the Critical Care waiting areas on the third floor of the May Tower have brought bed bugs into the hospital more on this story...  


PMC welcomes Dr. Jasnett Singh Bhullar

Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) proudly announces the addition of Jasneet Singh Bhullar MD, MS colorectal surgeon. Dr. Bhullar received his Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) degree at the GGS Medical College in Faridkot, India and a Master of Surgery (MS) at Government Medical more on this story...  


PMC welcomes Dr. Vikram Oke

Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) welcomes Vikram Oke, MD, pulmonologist, to the medical staff. Dr. Oke is a graduate of Gandhi Medical College. He completed a residency in internal medical at Interfaith Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY, and was named chief resident. He completed a fellowship more on this story...  


PMC welcomes Dr. Cody Reynolds

Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) proudly announces the addition of Cody Reynolds, DO, emergency medicine physician. Dr. Reynolds received his Bachelor of Science in biology from Alice Lloyd College in Pippa Passes and his medical degree from the University of Pikeville Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine. more on this story...  


  

PMC’s Level II Trauma Center beneficial to region

Within the last year, Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) has made tremendous strides in growth and development. One of the largest additions PMC has made in the last year is the only Level II Trauma Center in Kentucky verified by the American College of Surgeons. Opening more on this story...  


PMC welcomes Dr. Weinberger

Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) proudly announces the addition of Paul Weinberger, DO, Emergency Medicine physician. Dr. Weinberger received his Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from Marshall University in Huntington, WV and his medical degree from Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine in Pennsylvania. more on this story...  


PMC employees show strong support for Relay For Life

FOR A GREAT CAUSE: Pikeville Medical Center participated in the Relay For Life event held at Bob Amos Park June 10. Employees are seen here preparing to walk the track to remember those who have lost the fight and to honor those still battling the disease. More pictures of more on this story...  


Causes of death among men preventable

Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) recognizes National Men’s Health Month during June and encourages men to take note of their health risks and the importance of living a healthy life. “It is not unusual for aging men to be concerned about health issues that are discussed in more on this story...  


PMC welcomes Dr. Thompson

Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) proudly announces the addition of Tiffany Thompson, DO, Obstetrician/Gynecologist (OB/GYN). Dr. Thompson received her Bachelor of Science in Biology from Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond and her medical degree from the University of Pikeville Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine in Pikeville. more on this story...  


PMC welcomes Dr. Kirkpatrick

Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) proudly announces the addition of Cassandra Kirkpatrick, MD, emergency medicine physician. Dr. Kirkpatrick received her Bachelor of Science in biology from West Virginia State University and her medical degree from Ohio State University College of Medicine. She is board certified in more on this story...  


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Community News


Westcare, MCCC receive $400K: Both among 15 facilities statewide supported by pharma settlement dollars

PIKEVILLE — Attorney General Andy Beshear made stops in Pike County on Tuesday, presenting checks in the amount of $400,000 each to Westcare at the Hal Rogers Recovery Center in Ashcamp, as well as Mountain Comprehensive Care Center (MCCC) in Pikeville. “This money we are presenting more on this story...  


Trace Adkins, Aaron Lewis coming to Expo

PIKEVILLE — The Eastern Kentucky Exposition Center is excited to welcome country music stars Trace Adkins and Aaron Lewis on Friday, July 15. Adkins returns for the first time since 2007 and Lewis since 2009. Tickets for the show are now more on this story...  


BSCTC, KCA announce training for high-wage jobs

PIKEVILLE — Big Sandy Community and Technical College’s Workforce Solutions division and the Kentucky Coal Academy (KCA) have announced an innovative and accelerated training program that combines high-tech training for high-wage jobs. The new program will provide students industry leading credentials in lineman, more on this story...  


Academic/athletic Hall of Fame banquet held

PIKEVILLE — The 2016 Pike County Academic/Athletic Hall of Fame welcomes 12 individuals and four teams during its annual awards ceremony was held June 3 at the Mark II in Pikeville. State Senator Ray S. Jones II served as the guest speaker. more on this story...  


Fourth annual Dewey Lake Triathlon this Saturday

PRESTONSBURG — The fourth annual Dewey Lake Triathlon will take place on Saturday, June 18, at the Terry Boat Dock at the Jenny Wiley State Park beginning at 8 a. m. It is hosted by local running club East Kentucky Racers. The event is more on this story...  


KYCOM honors graduates, faculty

PIKEVILLE — The University of Pikeville-Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine (KYCOM) recently held its annual graduation banquet honoring graduates and faculty members. William Griffin Tucker, D. O. , of Campbellsville, received the Dean’s Award. The Dean’s Award is presented to the student whose leadership, humanity and loyalty to more on this story...  


Opry summer season opens June 18

PRESTONSBURG —  Billie Jean Osborne’s Kentucky Opry will open its 2016 Summer Season  Saturday, June 18 at the Mountain Arts Center (MAC) at 7:30 p. m. The Kentucky Opry Jr. Pros will be opening the show. This year marks the Opry’s 26th more on this story...  


  

HCIJ gearing up for Kids Day in the Park, ‘The Ride’

PIKEVILLE — Hillbilly Christmas in July (HCIJ) is gearing up for the annual Randy Jones Memorial Ride for the Kids on Sunday, July 17. HCIJ, celebrating 11 years, has a number of weekend activities planned, including its annual blood drive at Harley Davidson in Pikeville beginning more on this story...  


Southern Gap Outdoor Adventure groundbreaking held

A ground breaking ceremony Tuesday marked the start of construction for the new Southern Gap Outdoor Adventure wildlife visitor center and campground at Southern Gap. The ceremony got underway at 10 a. m. June 21 at the Coal Canyon/Spearhead Trails Trailhead just past Poplar Gap Park in more on this story...  


UPIKE features mother, daughter artwork

PIKEVILLE — The University of Pikeville Weber Art Gallery is currently featuring the artwork of Laura Ford Hall and her mother Janice B. Ford. The art showcase, titled “Blessed,” will feature 40 paintings in watercolor, oil, acrylic, tempra, drawing pencil and colored pencil created by more on this story...  


Annual camp offers hope for many children

PIKEVILLE — Kentucky State Police (KSP) have provided a remarkable opportunity for children throughout the region to attend a popular summer camp – Trooper Island. The camp provides hope to children in need at no expense to the camper’s family or guardian. more on this story...  


PCYLC awards top students

Members of the Pike County Youth Leadership Council (PCYLC) were rewarded with honors at its annual Awards Ceremony on May 31. Two graduating seniors from Pike County Central were awarded the highest honor for graduating females, the Rosalind Stanley Award for Excellence in Youth Leadership. The more on this story...  


State leaders called on to invest in walking, walkable communities

PIKEVILLE — The Kentucky State Alliance is urging Governor Matt Bevin to heed the U. S. Surgeon General’s call to action to make walkable communities a national priority in order to address rising rates of chronic disease across the nation.   The YMCA Preschool teacher, more on this story...  


Expo Events

Sonic Baptizm 2016 Tour PIKEVILLE — Tickets are now on sale for Ted Nugent’s Sonic Baptizm 2016 Tour coming to the Eastern Kentucky Exposition Center on Friday, Aug. 19. The music icon has released more than 34 albums and has more on this story...  


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Obituaries


Obituaries

Timmy Robert Thacker, 53, of Pikeville, died June 21. Funeral service June 24. Burial, Justice Family Cemetery, Pikeville. Tommy Dale Elswick, 38, of Robinson Creek died June 20. Funral service June 24. Burial, Annie E. Young Cemetery, Pikeville. Vesta more on this story...  


  

Obituaries

Bernard Clark, 91, of Betsy Layne, died June 7. Funeral service June 9. Burial, Osborne Cemetery, Eastern. Donald Scott, 62, of Bypro, died June 6. Funeral service June 10 at the Wheelwright Freewill Baptist Church. Burial, W. D. Osborne Cemetery, Bypro. more on this story...  


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Sports


Medical Leader’s All-Area Baseball Team: JC’s Hitchcock leads elite squad; Valley’s Compton garners coaching honor

PIKEVILLE — Johnson Central senior pitcher Josh Hitchcock was dominating this past season in leading the Golden Eagles to the 15th Region championship and berth in the state baseball tournament. Hitchcock played a big role in his team’s 33-10 overall record. He allowed just 11 earned more on this story...  


UPIKE’s Bias announces women’s coaching staff

PIKEVILLE — After taking over the reins of the University of Pikeville women’s basketball program in early May, head coach Brandon Bias has been hard at work completing his coaching staff for the 2016-17 season. The three hires to help lead the Bears were announced by Bias on Tuesday. more on this story...  


  

Chamber golf scramble raises thousands

STONECREST — The Southeast Kentucky Chamber of Commerce held its 9th Annual Links for Learning Golf Scramble at StoneCrest Golf Course on May 27. The event raised over $5000 for the Chamber’s Foundation for Education. The Chamber utilizes the proceeds from more on this story...  


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Chaplains Corner


My beloved son

Our newborn son had to spend some additional time in the NICU of the hospital while my wife was discharged.   We were saddened by this event but knew it was better for our child and for us.   Looking at him in the NICU, before we more on this story...  


  

Fruits of our labor

Many who planted gardens are now enjoying the satisfying taste of new onions, lettuce and peas. The mystery of a seed’s growth has taken place producing the anticipated harvest. Jesus compared the kingdom of God to seeds sown in the soil. The seed is planted more on this story...  


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