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INTERVENTIONAL RADIOLOGY: New suite allows for expanded services

PIKEVILLE — Pikeville Medical Center’s May Tower houses the hospital’s newest addition, an Interventional Radiology (IR) suite.   IR specializes in minimally invasive image-guided procedures that diagnose and treat diseases in most every organ system in the body. The new IR suite allows physicians to offer more on this story...  


Colors of Courage 5K a success

PIKEVILLE — In its second year, the Colors of Courage 5K in Pikeville united people from across the region and several states for an important cause – raising money for underinsured patients of the Pikeville Medical Leonard Lawson Cancer Center. Approximately $25,000 was raised for patients more on this story...  


PMC plastic surgeons offer full service line

PIKEVILLE — Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) plastic surgeons Robert Ball, MD, and Dimitrios Danikas, MD, bring a wealth of experience to the region. From aesthetic changes to the face and body to reconstructive procedures, these highly trained, board certified plastic surgeons provide patients the opportunity to look and feel more on this story...  


Talking with your Tween is important

Children today are under an enormous amount of pressure from a variety of sources including negative images portrayed by social media, pressure to drink from close friends, or parents breathing down their neck for bringing home a ‘B’ in math. It is vital we realize more on this story...  


Use mindfulness to improve well-being

If you’ve heard of or read about mindfulness — a form of meditation — you might be curious about how to practice it. Kayla Dascher, Mayo Clinic Health System nurse practitioner, shares how to do mindfulness exercises and how they might benefit you. What is mindfulness? more on this story...  


  

PMC physicians specially trained in neurological trauma

PIKEVILLE — When a trauma patient arrives in the Emergency Department (ED) with serious head and/or spinal trauma, the care of a physician specially trained in neurological trauma may be required. Duane Densler, MD, and Norman Mayer, MD, neurosurgeons, are part of the trauma team at more on this story...  


Running For a Good Cause!

OFF AND RUNNING: Nearly 1,000 runners leave the starting line during the 2014 Colors of Courage 5K Run/Walk, hosted by Pikeville Medical Center. This year’s race will be held Saturday morning in downtown Pikeville. All proceeds benefit patients of the Pikeville Medical Leonard Lawson Cancer Center. Race begins at more on this story...  


Specially-trained trauma team on call

PIKEVILLE — When a trauma patient arrives in the Emergency Department (ED) with blunt chest and/or vascular trauma, the care of a physician specially trained in cardiothoracic surgery may be required. Raed Al Najjar, MD, Ann Connor, MD, and Abdulla Attum, MD, cardiothoracic surgeons, are part more on this story...  


Take an active role in your health with hand washing

PIKEVILLE — With students going back to school, it is important to remember to wash hands and to know the proper technique of hand washing in order to prevent the spread of germs. Hand washing is one of the most important roles one can take more on this story...  


First aid for cuts, scrapes

The warmer weather this summer will bring more children outside, and give them more opportunities to experience cuts and scrapes. Minor cuts and scrapes usually don’t require a trip to the emergency room. The Mayo Clinic shares these tips to help parents care for these types more on this story...  


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Community News


Country legends coming to Expo in October

PIKEVILLE — Outlaw country music legends Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard are teaming up for a string of headlining shows this fall, including a stop at the East Kentucky Exposition Center on Friday, Oct. 23. Tickets go on sale today at the Appalachian Wireless Box more on this story...  


Pike 4-H goes to Kentucky State Fair

It is time for the great Kentucky State Fair and Pike County and Pikeville 4-H members are involved with exhibits and competitions!  Held in Louisville, this is the time of the year when citizens of our commonwealth show the best of the best of our wares and talents.   Each more on this story...  


TVRRC plans three races this month

WILLIAMSON, W. Va. – The Tug Valley Road Runners Club (TVRRC) is looking for a few good runners to lace up their shoes and hit the pavement with three races in August and September. All three events will be road races, but will take place more on this story...  


Alexis loves writing poetry

Alexis celebrated her 13th birthday this year. She has a likeable personality and describes herself as nice, sweet, and funny. She is hard working, competitive and enthusiastic, and she is described by those who know her best as very caring and sensitive. more on this story...  


  

Charlie Daniels Band to perform in P’burg

PRESTONSBURG — Tickets are still on sale for a concert with Charlie Daniels at the Mountain Arts Center next month. The concert will begin at 7:30 p. m. on Sept. 6 at the MAC. Charlie Daniels was born in North Carolina and raised on more on this story...  


Kentucky State Police raffles truck for Trooper Island

PIKEVILLE — Local residents have until Aug. 30 to purchase raffle tickets for a chance to win a new truck that will be given away by the Kentucky State Police at the Kentucky State Fair. The raffle is a fundraiser for Trooper Island, a free summer more on this story...  


Paint Pikeville Pink activities planned

Decorating contest planned PIKEVILLE – Residents throughout the downtown Pikeville area are encouraged to participate in the Paint Pikeville Pink Neighborhood Decorating Contest. Residents located along the 5K Run/Walk are asked to decorate outside of their home and yard along the more on this story...  


EKB’s Nightly News at 10 launched

PIKEVILLE —  EKB-TV has taken steps to cross three important milestones, demonstrating the success of its “intensely local” news format. The first milestone came this past Monday night when the EKB Evening News at 6 produced its 100th newscast. Then, just four hours later, the second more on this story...  


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Obituaries


Obituaries

Rheba Johns-Johnson, 89, of Myra, died Aug. 19. Funeral: Aug. 23, Faith Baptist Church, Myra. Burial: York Mausoleum, Johnson Memorial Park, Pikeville Mose Skeens, 52, of Mouthcard, died Aug. 18. Funeral: Aug. 21. Burial: Blair Cemetery, Steele Oma Belcher, 89, of more on this story...  


  

Obituaries

Ruth Thompson Maynard, 79, of Pikeville, died Aug. 11. Funeral: Aug. 14. Burial: Annie E. Young Cemetery, Pikeville Ruby Mae Adkins Bevins, 69, of Shelbiana, died Aug. 17. Funeral: Aug. 19. Burial: Dan Adkins Cemetery, Fords Branch Justine Runyon Blackburn, more on this story...  


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Sports


Pikeville 43 ~ Prestonsburg 6: Pugh fuels lopsided victory

PRESTONSBURG — Pikeville running  back Daric Pugh was in mid-season form in the opener played at Josh Francis Field on Aug. 21. Pugh carried 22 times for 303 yards and four touchdowns as the Panthers crushed Prestonsburg, 43-6. The senior is one of more on this story...  


High School Football Roundup: Rebels crush Hornets; ER, Jenkins fall

EASTERN — Allen Central running back Jesse Brown had only two carries and finished with 112 yards and two scores as the Rebels opened the season with a 56-0 victory over Phelps in a game played at Donnie Daniels Field on Aug. 21. Brown more on this story...  


South Floyd 38 ~ Betsy Layne 20: Second-half rally ignites win

HI HAT — It was a night of firsts for South Floyd’s football team in the season opener against Betsy Layne at Raider Stadium on Aug. 21. The Raiders, who trailed 14-0 at the break, scored 38 unanswered points in the second half to beat the more on this story...  


Franklin County 60 ~ Shelby Valley 6: Wildcats crushed in opener

FRANKFORT — Franklin County held Shelby Valley’s high-octane offense to just 121 yards and forced five turnovers as the Wildcats fell 60-6 in the season opener played at Benny Watkins Field on Aug. 21. The Flyers, meanwhile amassed 439 yards in total offense, including 274 rushing. more on this story...  


High School Volleyball: Kendrick reaches career milestone in win

GOODY — Allen Central volleyball standout Katie Kendrick reached a career milestone as the Lady Rebs defeated Belfry, 3-0, in a match played on Aug. 20. Kendrick finished with 18 kills, giving her 2,000 overall as Allen Central won, 25-8, 25-3 and 25-11. more on this story...  


High School Soccer: Pikeville teams sweep Valley; P’burg beaten

PIKEVILLE — Pikeville’s Connor Risner had three goals while Denton Heffington added two and two assists as the Panthers shutout Shelby Valley, 9-0, in a match played at Bob Amos Soccer Complex on Aug. 25. Campbell Dawahare had a pair of goals while Cade Byers and more on this story...  


Most wonderful time of the year

I can honestly say even 40 years after I first started working as a journalist, this is without question the most wonderful time of the year, especially if you are a fan of high school football. The first high school game I covered as a photographer/reporter more on this story...  


  

Letcher Central 49 ~ Pike Central 34: Williams powers Cougars past pesky Hawks

ERMINE — Pike County Central head football coach Shawn Thacker was well aware of how good Letcher Central running back Jaylyn Williams was long before the season opener played at Cougar Field on Aug. 21. Williams rushed 29 times for 430 yards and six touchdowns to more on this story...  


Friday Night Lights

Here is a look at this weekend’s high school football matchups: 31st annual Pike County Bowl East Ridge. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (0-1) vs. Phelps. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (0-1) Date: Aug. 28 Site: CAM Stadium Kickoff: more on this story...  


Paintsville 46 ~ Sheldon Clark 12: Tigers start quick, rout Cards

BLACKLOG — Paintsville running back Kent Phelps ran 65 yards for a touchdown just 16 seconds into the game and the Tigers went on to roll past Sheldon Clark, 46-12, in the season opener played at The Rock on Aug. 21. Phelps, who missed more on this story...  


High School Volleyball: Lady Cats ‘Serve-It-Up,’ win tourney

PAINTSVILLE — Betsy Layne’s Lady Cats went a perfect 5-0 in the Johnson Central Serve-It-Up Invitational to capture the crown in matches played on Aug. 22. The five wins moved the Lady Cats to a perfect 7-0 this season. Victories came over Boyd more on this story...  


High School Soccer: Oneida tops PHS; Belfry boys blank Johnson Central

PIKEVILLE — Pikeville’s Denton Heffington scored the Panthers’ lone goal off an assist from Campbell Dawahare in a 6-1 loss to Oneida Baptist Institute in a match played at Bob Amos Park on Aug. 22. Alex Assa had three goals in the win while Kaleb Atanafie, more on this story...  


31st annual Pike County Bowl set

PIKEVILLE — The games are set for the 31st annual Pike County Bowl scheduled for Aug. 28-29. Sponsors Community Trust Bank and WYMT-TV made it official during the annual luncheon held on Aug. 18. Friday night’s games will be played at Belfry’s CAM more on this story...  


Friday Night Lights

Here is a look at this weekend’s high school football matchups: Prestonsburg. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (0-0) vs. Pikeville. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (0-0) Date: Aug. 21 Site: Josh Francis Field Kickoff: 7:30 p. m. Radio: Coaches: more on this story...  


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Chaplains Corner


You are my Beloved

Jean Vanier founder of the L’Arche Communities writes of one of the residents, Peter, a man with Down Syndrome. “When asked if he liked to pray, he said that he did. So the person continued and asked him what he did when he prayed. He more on this story...  


  

Ring Your Bell

A large brass bell adorns one wall of the chemotherapy room at our Cancer Center.   For visitors and newcomers, it draws curious looks and questions.   For those who have been receiving treatment for some time, it is a visual symbol of a goal. more on this story...  


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