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PMC News


PMC mourns loss of colleague, friend: Thompson remembered for kindness, professionalism

PIKEVILLE — Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) is mourning the loss of a dedicated employee this month. Kimberly Ann Bentley Thompson, 34, of Pikeville, passed away Sept. 16, due to injuries sustained in an automobile crash. A loving wife and mother, she was more on this story...  


  

Dr. Alnajjar saves patient’s leg

PIKEVILLE — Whitesburg resident Hubert Howard was experiencing severe pain in the lower area of both legs, making it nearly impossible to walk. He was seen at the Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) Speciality Clinic at Whitesburg by Surgeon Dr. Raed Alnajjar. more on this story...  


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Community News


National organization helps students

PIKEVILLE — A national organization is working behind the scenes to ensure that local children have what they need to succeed. Since 1999, Children Inc. has provided more than $11. 6 million in financial assistance to students in schools in Pike, Floyd, Letcher and other eastern more on this story...  


UPIKE Celebrates

PIKEVILLE — The University of Pikeville celebrated its founding and looked to the future during Opening Convocation on Sept. 16. The day marked the 125th anniversary of the first day of classes at the Pikeville Collegiate Institute on Sept. 16, 1889. Former more on this story...  


CTB gains national status for fundraising efforts

PIKEVILLE —  Kendall Anderson, with the American Cancer Society, said Community Trust Bancorp, Inc. , is one of only two Kentucky companies to reach the Relay for Life’s National Corporate Team Partnership level. “Community Trust Bank (CTB)  was the top fundraising team in Pike County this past more on this story...  


PES starts gardening project

PIKEVILLE — The last few weeks have been busy for Pikeville Elementary’s  “Plant it for the Planet Project” as students work to get their fall and winter vegetables planted and growing before the cold weather starts. Cathy Rehmeyer, a parent volunteer, UPIKE professor and author more on this story...  


SOAR receives grant funding: $750,000 to cover start-up expenses for 4 years

SLADE – The Shaping Our Appalachian Region (SOAR) initiative got a $750,000 grant to cover start-up expenses over the next four years, thanks to the Appalachian Regional Commission. The funds will ensure that SOAR will have the budget to support staffing over the next more on this story...  


Pike teacher earns national honor: Former Letcher couple also honored

WASHINGTON, D. C. — A Pike County teacher and a family with Letcher County ties received national honors this month for their willingness to help children who deserve a loving home. Pike County Central High School teacher Angela Lockhart and Whitesburg residents Reagan and Jonathan Berry received more on this story...  


Entrepreneur SMARTS to be held in Letcher County

WHITESBURG — Letcher County officials say entrepreneurial thinking and small business investment are at an all-time high in the region. Getting residents the resources they need to make sound business decisions has never been more important in East Kentucky. That’s one of several more on this story...  


Whitewater season opens next week: Events feature state’s first 100-mile race

ELKHORN CITY — Extreme athletes from all over the world will flock to Elkhorn City next month. The community’s whitewater season is open. Every October, the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers releases water from the Flanagan Reservoir in Haysi, Virginia, increasing water levels more on this story...  


National organization helps students

PIKEVILLE — A national organization is working behind the scenes to ensure that local children have what they need to succeed. Since 1999, Children Inc. has provided more than $11. 6 million in financial assistance to students in schools in Pike, Floyd, Letcher and other eastern more on this story...  


Free animal clinic, health fair slated

MARTIN — The Varia Family Foundation and the American Veterinary Medical Foundation are hosting the first “Health Fair for People and their Pets” this month. The Varia Free Animal Care Day: Eastern Kentucky’s First Health Fair for People and their Pets, will be held more on this story...  


‘Totally 80s Glow Run’ set for Pikeville

PIKEVILLE — The Pikeville Main Street Program is ending its Main Street Live! season with a bang. The Pikeville Main Street Program is hosting its ‘Totally 80s Glow Run’ 5K race next week. The event, a fundraiser for the Main Street Live! more on this story...  


  

FUNDING SECURED FOR COLLEGE OF OPTOMETRY: USDA announces $40M loan to UPIKE

PIKEVILLE — The continued growth of the University of Pikeville (UPIKE) took a major step forward with the announcement that the United State Department of Agriculture (USDA) has secured a $40 million community facilities loan to construct the new Kentucky College of Optometry. “Comprehensive investments in more on this story...  


UPIKE launches fundraising campaign

PIKEVILLE – University of Pikeville President James L. Hurley announced the launch of a $75 million comprehensive capital campaign, “Advance UPIKE: Investing, Growing, Leading. ” The launch of the campaign was strategically aligned with the university’s 125th celebration on Sept. 16, as more than more on this story...  


Absentee voting now underway

FRANKFORT — Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes announced that eligible voters may request mail-in absentee ballots for the General Election, which will be held Nov. 4. Voters may request an absentee ballot application from their county clerk in person or via telephone, fax or more on this story...  


SOAR report released

SLADE – Ten working groups organized under the Shaping Our Appalachian Region (SOAR) initiative presented their top findings at Natural Bridge State Resort Park.   Despite the different working group topics, several common themes emerged among the recommendations: the need for cross-agency collaboration, especially in economic more on this story...  


Breaks Park plans Nature Weekend; elk tours

BREAKS, Va. — Breaks Park will host its third annual Nature Weekend Sept. 26-28. “The rich natural resources of this area are the reason the Breaks was protected in the first place, and our staff is excited to have the opportunity to showcase and interpret these more on this story...  


Beshear seeks disaster declaration for eastern Kentucky

FRANKFORT – Governor Steve Beshear asked President Barack Obama to issue a major disaster declaration and provide emergency assistance to eastern Kentucky communities recovering from recent flooding. Strong storms from Aug. 19-23 caused heavy rain and flash flooding, which washed out roads and more on this story...  


Walks set for diabetes, babies in Floyd, Pike

PIKEVILLE — Local residents have two options to walk to promote healthy living at events in Floyd and Pike counties this weekend. The Big Sandy South Walk to Cure Diabetes, a fundraiser for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, and the annual Central Appalachia March for Babies, more on this story...  


‘Smoke on the Mountain’ on stage: New play starts soon

ELKHORN CITY — This weekend marks the last opportunity that local residents have to enjoy “Smoke on the Mountain” on stage. The Artists Collaborative Theatre in Elkhorn City will perform the play through Sept. 28. Taking place during a Saturday night gospel sing more on this story...  


Kiwanis Fall Festival next week

PIKEVILLE — The Kiwanis Club of Pikeville invites the public to its annual fall festival next week. The annual event is the club’s biggest fundraiser, providing at least $10,000 annually — funds the club uses to help local children in need. more on this story...  


Evangelist, author to speak at revival

PIKEVILLE — A local evangelist and author invites the public to learn about how God has intervened in his life during a revival next week in Pikeville. Dr. Bill Combs, author of the book “The Miracle Man,” will be the guest speaker at a revival on more on this story...  


MAC offers two concerts this weekend

PRESTONSBURG — The Mountain Arts Center is opening its doors for two special concerts this weekend. The MAC is hosting its Fall Gospel Concert, featuring The Isaacs and Salvation Rain at 6:50 p. m. on Saturday, Sept. 27. On Sunday, Sept. 28, the more on this story...  


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Obituaries


Obituaries: Layne dies at 52

PIKEVILLE — Pike County is mourning the loss of a dedicated servant this week. Gene Edward Layne Jr. , the 52-year-old pastor of the Church of God Militant Pillar and Ground of Truth of Pikeville, died Sept. 17. For the past 34 years, he more on this story...

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Sports


Panthers dominate, beat defending champs: Pikeville ends 13-game losing streak to Belfry

PIKEVILLE — This moment was a long time coming for the undefeated Pikeville Panther football team. Running back Daric Pugh rushed for 134 yards on 23 carries and scored three touchdowns to lead the Panthers to a 29-20 victory over previously unbeaten Belfry at Hillard Howard more on this story...  


Prestonsburg holds off Pike Central, 31-22

PRESTONSBURG — Prestonsburg built a 21-point halftime lead against Pike County Central and the Blackcats held off the Hawks for a 31-22 win at Josh Francis Field on Sept. 19. The game featured two of the area’s top quarterbacks in Prestonsburg’s Jarredd Jarrell and more on this story...  


Tug Valley wins double OT thriller

NAUGATUCK, W. Va. — Tug Valley running back Dylan Dotson scored on a one-yard run in the second overtime and the Panthers defense stopped Haysi (Va. ) on its final possession to escape with a 22-14 win over the Tigers at Bob Brewer Field on Sept. 19. The more on this story...  


Paintsville rolls past Allen Central, 51-8

EASTERN — Paintsville running back Daymion Belcher rushed for 125 yards and 12 carries and scored three touchdowns to lead the Tigers to a 51-8 win over Allen Central at Donnie Daniels Field on Sept. 19. Belcher scored on runs of 18, 35 and 3 yards more on this story...  


High School Soccer: Belfry boys, girls top Mingo Central

GOODY — Belfry built a five-goal, halftime lead against Mingo Central and the Pirates went on to score an 8-0 victory in boys’ high school soccer action played at Massey Field on Sept. 20. The Pirates, now 6-5-0, had 34 shots on goal while the Miners more on this story...  


College Football: No. 19 Blue Raiders pound Bears

PIKEVILLE — The University of Pikeville (UPIKE) Bears struggled on both sides of the football in a 44-14 home loss to No. 19 Lindsey Wilson College at the W. C. Hambley Athletic Complex on Sept. 20. LWC quarterback Branden Cresap passed for 271 yards and three scores more on this story...  


  

Miners blast Renegades in battle of unbeatens

NEWTOWN, W. Va. — The battle between two teams tied for third in Class AA turned into a rout. No. 3 Mingo Central built a 28-0 lead against co-No. 3 Westside and the Miners went on to blast the Renegades, 59-16, at “Buck” Harless Stadium on Sept. more on this story...  


Letcher Central cruises past Sheldon Clark

BLACKLOG —Letcher Central quarterback Zane Blair threw for two touchdowns and running backs Jaylyn Williams and Hunter Hall rushed for two more each as the Cougars defeated Sheldon Clark, 47-6, at The Rock on Sept. 19. The Cougars snapped a two-game losing streak and improved to more on this story...  


Friday Night Lights

Here is a look at this weekend’s high school football matchups: Pikeville. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (5-0) at Middlesboro. . . . . (3-0-1) Date: Sept. 26 Site: Yellowjacket Field Kickoff: 7:30 p. m. Radio: 98. 1 FM more on this story...  


Bobcats, Valley, East Ridge post home wins

STANVILLE — Betsy Layne amassed nearly 500 yards in total offense as the Bobcats rolled to a 44-0 victory over Knott County Central on Sept. 19. Quarterback Peyton Case completed 13-of-17 passes for 265 yards and four touchdowns while running back Jonathan Brock finished more on this story...  


High School Volleyball: Allen Central wins ‘Battle of Floyd Co.’

BETSY LAYNE — Allen Central’s Lady Rebels rallied from a 2-1 deficit to beat Betsy Layne, 3-2, in girls’ high school volleyball action played at D. W. Howard Fieldhouse on Sept. 18. Katie Kendrick finished with 31 kills, eight blocks and 23 digs to lead more on this story...  


High School Volleyball Roundup: East Ridge tops Jenkins; Betsy Layne tops P’burg

JENKINS — East Ridge’s Britney Tackett had 15 kills as the Lady Warriors defeated Jenkins, 3-0, in girls’ high school volleyball on Sept. 22. Hannah Bevins and Hannah King had six kills apiece in the 25-8; 25-8; and 25-7 match win. more on this story...  


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Chaplains Corner


Jesus is coming

Some people ask the question, when is Jesus Christ coming back? Jesus told us not to speculate about a certain day, but He did leave some signs for us to watch  for. The Holy Spirit, who directed the writing of the Bible, put tremendous emphasis on the fact that more on this story...

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