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PMC offers first aid, safety course

With summer kicking off this Memorial Day weekend, Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) encourages area residents to prepare for the unexpected with a first aid training class taught by certified medical personnel. PMC Emergency Services Director Chris Whitt, RN, doesn’t have to look at a report more on this story...  


PMC bringing awareness to trauma injuries

Annually, traumatic injuries account for 41 million emergency department visits and 2. 3 million hospital admissions in the United States, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) is observing Trauma Awareness Month during May to bring attention to the different more on this story...  


Hickman attends summit in Atlanta

PIKEVILLE — The nationwide drug epidemic prompted leaders from across the country to attend The National Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit March 28-31 in Atlanta. The summit is the largest national collaboration of professionals from local, state and federal agencies, business, academia, clinicians, treatment providers, counselors, educators, state more on this story...  


  

Public invited to PMC Blood Drive

Employees at Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) find importance in donating blood during the Kentucky Blood Center blood drives at the hospital and encourage others to do the same. Take PMC Clinic – 7th Floor Clerk Darrick Williams for example. His reason for giving blood is more on this story...  


May is better speech and hearing month

Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) recognizes May as “Better Speech and Hearing Month” and celebrates the services provided by audiologists and speech therapists employed at the hospital. The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASLHA) reports that hearing loss is one of the most prevalent chronic health conditions facing more on this story...  


Hear the difference an audiologist can make

Pikeville Medical Center’s (PMC) audiology services, under the direction of Julie Helfen, Au. D. , is making a difference in patients’ lives. Fayetta Bevins of Whitesburg began losing her hearing in her fifties, which is a natural occurrence of aging. However what she did not realize was that more on this story...  


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Community News


Jubilee in the Breaks this Memorial weekend

BREAKS, Va. — The 16th annual Jubilee in the Breaks will be held at Breaks Interstate Park on May 28-30. National and local gospel groups will be performing southern and bluegrass music during the three-day event. Among those scheduled to appear are Trinity more on this story...  


Maynard earns Harvard Law Degree

With a graduate or professional degree rating of 5. 7 percent in the Appalachian Region, it’s unusual to find an individual in the area with a Harvard Law School degree. Lauren Maynard, 26,  daughter of Pikeville Medical Center Vice President of Support Services Jeff May, graduated more on this story...  


TVMI awards six scholarships to area students

WILLIAMSON, W. Va. — The Tug Valley Mining Institute (TVMI) awarded six scholarships during its annual dinner meeting held on May 19. The two top $6,000 scholarships were awarded to Phelps High School’s Carli Dotson and Tolsia High School’s Tiffani Brewster Four $750 scholarships more on this story...  


The history of Decoration Day — now Memorial Day

Though many people are quick to refer to Memorial Day as the unofficial beginning of summer, the day is much more than that. Initially known as Decoration Day, Memorial Day is a day to remember those military members who died in service of the country. more on this story...  


Pike County falls out of top 10 in highway collisions

PIKEVILLE — Pike County ranked number one in the state for highway fatalities and accidents just four years ago. Fast forward to 2016 and the county finds itself out of the top 10, thanks to a program called “Drive Down” that was launched in 2012. more on this story...  


  

Soft opening for Pikeville Farmers’ Market

PIKEVILLE — The Pikeville Farmers’ Market will hold a soft opening from 9 a. m. until 1 p. m. on Saturday, May 28, at the lot adjacent to the Pike County Extension Office, located on Trivette Drive. The opening will continue from 4:30 until 7 p. m. on Tuesday, more on this story...  


Golf scramble raises $22K for scholarships: William G. Duke Golf Scramble

PRESTONSBURG — Big Sandy Community and Technical College (BSCTC) and the Big Sandy College Educational Foundation, Inc. (BSCEF) raised more than $22,000 for scholarships at the annual William G. Duke Golf Scramble on Thursday, May 12 at StoneCrest Golf Course. “You cannot golf for a more on this story...  


Pikeville city pool to open May 30

The Pikeville Area Family YMCA will kick start summer with the opening of the Pikeville City Pool on May 30. Summer pool hours will be from 1:30 p. m. to 5 p. m. Monday-Friday; noon to 5 p. m. on Saturday and 1 p. m. to 6 more on this story...  


KYCOM student gives stranger new lease on life

A University of Pikeville Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine student has shown the meaning of selflessness and compassion by her recent willingness to change a stranger’s life through bone marrow donation. Heather Snyder provided a second chance at life to a leukemia patient she has never met. more on this story...  


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Obituaries


Obituaries

Kevin Bruce Coley, 50, of Belfry died May 18. Funeral service May 21. Burial, Family Cemetery, Slaters Branch. Gary York Hackney, 67, of Belfry died May 22. Funeral service May 26. Burial, Hackney Cemetery, Belfry. Verldon Adam Thornsbury, 68, more on this story...  


  

Obituaries

Michael Glenn Rose, 57, of Pikeville, died May 11. Funeral service May 17 at Pleasant Valley Church. Burial, Wilson Cemetery, Draffin. Hazel Williamson Thacker, 77, of Sidney, died May 11. Funeral service May 14 at Dix Fork Old Regular Baptist Church. Burial, Family more on this story...  


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Sports


District Tournaments Roundup: Pikeville claims 8th straight crown

ROBINSON CREEK — Pikeville used a quick start against Shelby Valley to run away with the 59th District Tournament championship, beating the Wildcats, 16-1, in a game played at Dale Trivette Field on May 24. Michael McDonald belted a home run, doubled, scored twice and drove more on this story...  


  

High School Baseball Roundup

GOODY — Allen Central’s Wyatt Crisp had a pair of doubles and drove home three runs to help the Reels rally past Belfry, 8-5, in a game played at Massey Energy Field on May 17. Cameron Blevins collected two hits, walked and scored four times as more on this story...  


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Chaplains Corner


A Matter of Focus

During a hospital stay, I grew fond of my grandmother’s roommate. One day while she was napping, I noticed on the stand beside her bed she had propped up a strip of needle point with an odd design on it. Later, when she was awake, I asked her about more on this story...  


  

Daily Bread

My wife loves to put bird feeders in our yard.   Recently, I noticed that she was filling them more often.   One morning while watching the birds, I spied a small ground squirrel climbing the pole and then scurrying away with several seeds at a time. more on this story...  


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