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PMC celebrates American Heart Month

The tradition of American Heart Month began in 1964. Amazing progress has been made since that heightened awareness. Still, cardiovascular disease accounts for 17. 3 million deaths per year, a number that is expected to grow to more than 23. 6 million by 2030. The American Heart Association (AHA) more on this story...  


PMC observes National CRNA Week

Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) across the country will educate the public on how they make a difference to their patients and the U. S. healthcare system during the 17th annual National CRNA Week observance January 24-30, 2016. This year’s theme, “Making a Difference, more on this story...  


  

A Winning Weight Loss Journey: Sheila Elkins

PIKEVILLE — Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) Weight Loss Surgery has changed the lives of countless patients. Sheila Elkins has experienced joy and challenges throughout her life as a wife, mother and grandmother. One of her greatest challenges was obesity.   She tried countless more on this story...  


A Winning Weight Loss Journey: Djuena Potter

PIKEVILLE — Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) Weight Loss Surgery has changed the lives of countless patients. Djuena Potter’s weight loss surgery journey began in the office of her family practice physician, Dr. Larry Coleman. She was in his office because her blood pressure was out of more on this story...  


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Community News


PMC Job Fair attracts thousands: Hospital growth, regional economy prompted event

PIKEVILLE — While hospitals nationwide are struggling, patients are coming to Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) in record numbers. A January 28 census report showed 307 patients were hospitalized — the highest number in the hospital’s history. Increasing numbers of patients and rapid expansion prompted PMC to host a job more on this story...  


PUTTING SAFETY FIRST: Pike County BOE purchases 13 new buses

PIKEVILLE — The Pike County Board of Education has taken a giant step to improve the safety of students being transferred to and from school. Transportation Director Ancie Casey said the board recently approved the purchase of 13 new school buses, including five pusher unit which more on this story...  


Abshire appointed to board

PIKEVILLE — Jimmy Dewayne Abshire has been appointed to replace District 3 Board of Education Member Frank Ratliff, who stepped down this past October. Abshire, with his father Jimmy Abshire holding the Bible, was administered the oath of office by Pike District Judge Kelsey Friend. more on this story...  


Annual ‘Donate Life Event’ set for Feb. 1

PIKEVILLE — University of Pikeville’s basketball coach Kelly Wells is on the floor coaching due to a kidney transplant.   Coach Wells has shared his story locally and nationally with CBS Sports, basketball coaches and teams, and the general public, to show that he has a more on this story...  


  

Blood demand high during winter months: PMC drive set for Clinic Building on February 5

Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) encourages employees to give blood at its upcoming drive on February 5 from 7 am to 12:30 pm in the PMC Clinic Building 10th floor. During the winter months, there are many challenges faced in recruiting donors. Changing weather, colds and more on this story...  


APCC gearing up for annual Banquet for Life

PIKEVILLE — Preparations are now underway for the third annual Appalachian Pregnancy Care Center’s (APCC) Banquet for Life fundraiser. The celebration will take place on Feb. 16 at the East Kentucky Exposition Center.  “We are investing in our future,” said APCC Director more on this story...  


Workman receives national recognition

PIKEVILLE — Pike County Extension Agent Leslie Workman was honored recently at the National Extension Association for Family and Consumer Sciences (NEAFCS) 2015 annual session, “Tradition to Guide Us, Knowledge to Share and Innovation to Succeed. ” She received the Distinguished Service Award at the conference more on this story...  


Get-away weekend ideas around Wise County, Va.

By TRACY ROBERTS For The Medical Leader “You can’t get there from here, you have to go someplace else to start. ”  That’s what my grandfather used to say when people would ask him how to get from Wise, Virginia more on this story...  


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Obituaries


Obituaries

Paul Sebastin Epling, 86, of Stanville,, died Jan. 23. Funeral service Jan. 26. Burial, Davidson Memorial Gardens, Ivel Andy Hall, 59, of Frankfort, formerly of Floyd County, died Jan. 28. Graveside service Jan. 31 at Hall Family Cemetery, Grethel. more on this story...  


  

Obituaries

Eric Dwayne Edmonds, 39, of Shelbiana, died Jan. 19. Funeral service Jan. 29. Burial, Annie E. Young Cemetery, Pikeville. Zadie Coleman, 78, of Lower Pompey, died Jan. 20. Funeral service Jan. 24 at Philadelphia Old Regular Baptist Church, Pompey. Burial, Daniel Wyatt Cemetery, Shelbiana. more on this story...  


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Sports


Creech new scoring queen: Winning Miss KY Basketball would cap historic career for Jenkins senior

JENKINS — Jenkins senior Whitney Creech did something Tuesday night that she rarely ever does in a high school basketball game — she hit a three-point goal. Her shot with 3. 5 seconds remaining in regulation tied the Lady Cavaliers game with Paintsville at 74-all, forcing overtime. more on this story...  


Cougars hammer Powell; St. Joe, Mingo fall

ERMINE — Letcher Central’s Austin Banks poured in a game-high 21 points to lead the Cougars to an 80-54 win over Powell County on Jan. 30. Torrell Carter added 19 and Austin Caudill tossed in 11 as LCC improved to 15-5. more on this story...  


UPIKE men fall; women roll on

PIKEVILLE — University of Pikeville lost a 10-point lead with just over 11 minutes to play as bitter-rival Georgetown rallied for an 83-78 win in a Mid-South Conference showdown played at the East Kentucky Exposition Center on Jan. 25. K. K. Simmons poured in a game-high 24 more on this story...  


  

Betsy Layne, Pikeville big winners

PRESTONSBURG – Betsy Layne pulled away from Prestonsburg in the final eight minutes to score a 63-54 win in a 58th District game played at Prestonsburg Fieldhouse on Feb. 3. Zach Hamilton led a balanced scoring attack for the Bobcats, now 9-13, with a game-high 17 more on this story...  


Pikeville sweeps ER in district showdown

PIKEVILLE — Pikeville landed three players in double-figure scoring and the Panthers went on to knock off East Ridge, 51-32, in a 59th District battle played at T. W. Oliver Memorial Gymnasium on Jan. 26. Cody Charles led the Panthers, now 8-11, with 17 points while Wyatt more on this story...  


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Chaplains Corner


Life’s storms

I have enjoyed a great deal of time on the water and consequently am drawn to Psalm 107.   The Psalmist declares, ‘They that go down to the sea in ships, that do business in great waters; These see the works of the Lord, and his more on this story...  


  

Snowflake

Jean Fleming in her book, “Pursue the Intentional Life,” writes of “Snowflake Bentley. ” Bentley was a New England farmer born in 1865 who loved photographing snowflakes.   For 40 years he trekked in the snow catching snowflakes on chilled slides, photographing each one, seeking to preserve more on this story...  


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