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Patient learns to walk again

PIKEVILLE — Pikeville resident Betty Hobbs knew something was wrong in 2001 when she started feeling weak and her legs began to give out when she walked.   A fractured knee bone led to an early retirement from Pikeville Medical Center’s (PMC) cafeteria.   more on this story...  


PMC welcomes General Surgeon Art George Asrian

PIKEVILLE — Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) is proud to welcome General Surgeon Art George Asrian.   Dr. Asrian received his medical degree from Pirogov’s Medical School in Moscow, Russia.   He completed a residency in general surgery at MCP/Hahnemann University in Philadelphia and at Wake Forest University more on this story...  


PMC remembers two of the best

PIKEVILLE – Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) employees said goodbye to two of their most beloved former coworkers this month, Delores “Dodie” Poole, RN and Ermile Looney Robinson. Poole, age 79, passed away on Monday, August 11 and Robinson, age 75, passed away on Sunday, August more on this story...  


  

PMC welcomes Ophthalmologist Kay Hazelett

PIKEVILLE — Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) is proud to welcome Ophthalmologist Kay Hazelett.   Dr. Hazelett received her medical degree from the University of Kentucky in Lexington and completed her residency in ophthalmology at the University of Louisville. She then completed a more on this story...  


PMC welcomes Dr. Naveed Ahmed

PIKEVILLE – Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) is pleased to welcome Neurologist Dr. Naveed Ahmed to its team of specialists in the PMC Clinic.   He joined the hospital on Aug. 4.   Dr. Ahmed has been caring for patients in the region for more than a decade.   more on this story...  


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Community News


GTL plant planned in Pike County: KEDFA approves $18 million in tax incentives

LOUISVILLE — Pike County is diversifying its energy portfolio. Local and state leaders joined members of the Kentucky Economic Development Finance Authority on Aug. 28 to announce a proposed clean natural gas project. The announcement followed a meeting of the Kentucky Economic more on this story...  


Southeast Kentucky Chamber promotes ‘One Future’: Pikeville Medical Center honored

PIKEVILLE — The Southeast Kentucky (SEKY) Chamber hosted its annual awards banquet on Thursday, Aug. 21 at the East Kentucky Expo Center. The event, presented by Pikeville Medical Center, focused on recognizing the contributions of several local individuals and businesses as well creating a brighter more on this story...  


Flash flood damages homes, businesses

PRESTONSBURG — Rain pounded the region on Aug. 22, causing flash floods that damaged and devastated homes, businesses and roads in several areas throughout the region. Floyd County Rescue Squad Captain Tim Cooley reported that four inches of rain fell in approximately 49 minutes in parts more on this story...  


Martin turns creativity into company

WHITESBURG — Letcher County native Crystal Martin is building her business, one basket at a time. The 36-year-old opened the Heritage Basket Company on Jan. 1 while living in Mt. Vernon. She returned to her family home place in Whitesburg — bringing her business with her more on this story...  


Meet Vanessa

This 14-year-old has experienced much in her short life. She describes herself as a nice person who will stick up for people and does not like to see others mistreated or singled out. Vanessa likes to dress up and try different more on this story...  


Festivals, concerts, plays set for Labor Day weekend

There is no shortage of activities local residents can enjoy this Labor Day weekend. Three local festivals are underway and the weekend will bring dozens of musicians, actors, and actresses to local stages. The local list of activities includes: more on this story...  


Hatfield-McCoy cemetery marker to be unveiled

PHELPS — The Kentucky Historical Society will unveil a new historical marker for a Pike County cemetery that’s related to the Hatfield-McCoy Feud this week. Kentucky Historical Society officials will join officials from the Pike County Tourism, Convention and Visitor’s Bureau to unveil the historical marker more on this story...  


BSCTC launches training program

PRESTONSBURG —  Big Sandy Community and Technical College’s Workforce Solutions office kicked off “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People” training on Tuesday, August 19, for workforce, non-profit and civic leaders across eastern Kentucky on its Mayo campus. The program, facilitated by Bob more on this story...  


Shepherd exhibit open in P’burg

PRESTONSBURG – Big Sandy Community and Technical College will host “The Art of Shannon Shepherd” exhibit in its art gallery through October 5. Shepherd, who resides in Floyd County, has a keen eye for eastern Kentucky culture. His exhibit includes a collage of life in more on this story...  


  

EAST MEETS WEST: UPIKE, WKU collaborate on health programs

PIKEVILLE — The distance between Pikeville and Bowling Green will soon be just a mouse click away. The University of Pikeville (UPIKE) and Western Kentucky University (WKU) announced a partnership that will offer three health-related master’s degree programs to UPIKE students as well as provide WKU more on this story...  


Patton Leadership Institute formed

PIKEVILLE — The Southeast Kentucky Chamber of Commerce is taking its Leadership Southeast Kentucky program to the next level. The leadership program began as Leadership Pike County in 2003 with the goal of building a stronger community by offering leadership development skills to community members. more on this story...  


Floyd Rescue Squad to dedicate building

PRESTONSBURG — The dream of having a bigger, more convenient facility is now a reality for the Floyd County Rescue Squad, and officials there want the public to help them celebrate. Construction began on the 14,588-square-foot Alexander, Goble, Willis Rescue Training Center following a more on this story...  


Carrying on a family tradition: Hereford opens Borders of Prestonsburg

PRESTONSBURG — Opening a new business is a dream come true for Floyd County resident Thomas Hereford IV. Hereford, a volunteer firefighter and co-captain of the Floyd County Rescue Squad, opened Borders of Prestonsburg in the Richmond Plaza this month. Carrying a full more on this story...  


‘Ride for Baby Clay’ this weekend: Local residents host fundraisers for Pike County baby with cancer

PIKEVILLE — Local communities are rallying behind the family of a baby that was recently diagnosed with cancer. Clay Allen, the one-year-old son of Cody and Trista Allen of Belcher, was diagnosed with fourth-stage neuroblastoma on July 11. “It is something more on this story...  


IPRA-sanctioned rodeo set for Expo Center

PIKEVILLE — The Eastern Kentucky Exposition Center will host a rodeo show this year. The Hedrick Rodeo Company will host a rodeo sanctioned by the International Professional Rodeo Association and presented by the El Hasa Shriners on Oct. 31 and Nov. 1. Hedrick more on this story...  


Be safe on the water this Labor Day weekend

FRANKFORT — The Labor Day weekend is the last hurrah of the boating season. Boaters, kayakers and canoeists will swarm waters all over Kentucky during the holiday weekend, squeezing the last bit of fun out of what many consider the last weekend of summer. more on this story...  


New play opens at ACT

ELKHORN CITY — The Artists Collaborative Theatre is celebrating its 12th year of production and seventh season of performances in its black-box theatre in Elkhorn City. On Sept. 4, ACT will open performances of “Smoke on the Mountain,” a comedy about a 1938 gospel more on this story...  


East Kentucky Marathon, Coal Dust Run set

PRESTONSBURG — The East Kentucky Racers invites the public to participate in the Eastern Kentucky Marathon next weekend. Registration begins at 8 a. m. on Sept. 6 at Archer Clinic in Prestonsburg—which serves as both the start and the finish of the race. more on this story...  


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Obituaries


Obituaries

Mary Ann May, 81, of Huddy, died Aug. 19. Survivors: husband Bob G. May; other family members. Funeral: Aug. 23 at Hatfield Funeral Chapel. Burial: Dotson Cemetery, McCarr Herman R. Puckett, 90, of Ashcamp, died Aug. 19. Survivors: wife Marie Looney Puckett; children Wanda more on this story...  

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Sports


East Ridge 20, Allen Central 8: Big first half carries Warriors past Rebs

EASTERN — East Ridge quarterback Brody Johnson tossed a pair of touchdown passes and ran for another to lead the Warriors to a season-opening 20-8 victory over Allen Central at Donnie Daniels Field on Aug. 22. The win marked the success return of former more on this story...  


Pikeville 30, Prestonsburg 29 - Gamble pays off, Panthers stun Cats

PIKEVILLE — Pikeville head coach Chris McNamee wasn’t about to play for overtime against Prestonsburg. The veteran coach rolled the dice and his Panthers scored an improbable 30-29 win over the Blackcats in the closing seconds at Hillard Howard Field on Aug. 23. more on this story...  


High School Soccer Roundup: Belfry, Pikeville, Paintsville post victories

HAZARD — Belfry built a 2-0 halftime lead the Pirates went on to beat host Hazard, 5-1, in boys’ high school soccer action on Aug. 23. Noah McNamee took an assist from Blake Mendoza and scored 16 minutes into the match and Wilson Harris took and more on this story...  


High School Football Roundup: Magoffin County tops SF; PCC game suspended

SALYERSVILLE — Magoffin County opened its new turf football stadium in style with a 47-28 victory over South Floyd on Aug. 23. The game was originally scheduled for Aug. 22 but was moved up one night following the heavy rainfall and severe lightning that covered nearly more on this story...  


High School Soccer Roundup: Belfry blanks Lincoln Co.;Perry Central tops LCC

HAMLIN, W. Va. — Belfry’s Wilson Harris scored two goals to help lead the Pirates to a 6-0 win over Lincoln (W. Va. ) High School on boys’ soccer action on Aug. 26. Dylan Brown, Matthew Lambert and Noah McNamee added one each while Trevor Kohari and more on this story...  


  

Letcher Central 30, Berea 0: Blair passes Cougars to victory over Bucs

ERMINE — Letcher Central scored on all four of its first-quarter possession and the Cougars beat Berea in the Sports “R” Us Football Classic at LCCHS Stadium on Aug. 22. The game was suspended because of severe lightning with 3:10 remaining in the first quarter. more on this story...  


Friday Night Lights

Here is a look at this week’s high school football matchups: Shelby Valley. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (0-0) vs. Paris. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (1-0) Date: Aug. 29 Site: Teco Field Kickoff: 6:05 p. m. Radio: 103. 1 FM more on this story...  


Phelps 0, Jenkins 0 - Hornets, Cavaliers end scoreless

JENKINS — It wasn’t the heavy rainfall which passed through the area that forced the suspension of the Phelps and Jenkins football game at Tommy Bush Field on Aug. 22 – it was the severe lightning. The two teams played the opening half in more on this story...  


High School Volleyball Roundup: Allen Central cruises; PHS tops PCC

EASTERN — Regional volleyball power Allen Central cruised to a 3-0 victory over Belfry in girls’ high school volleyball action on Aug. 26. Junior-standout Katie Kendrick had 14 kills while Emily Johnson and Sarah Grindrod added seven each in the 25-7; 25-8; and 25-8 win over more on this story...  


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Chaplains Corner


It’s okay to ask for help

Are you one of America’s many proud folks who always think they can do it themselves? I must confess, I struggle with this aspect of myself. I can’t tell you how many things I’ve needlessly broken just because I think I more on this story...

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