Walking in or around downtown Prestonsburg is both charming and as we now see, haunting. Whenever you see a for sale sign placed outside a local property you either are happy to see the property switch hands and go from bad to good, or disappointed to...
Shoppers will be lining up at the crack of dawn on “Black Friday” for spectacular deals. What they don't know is that the best bargains have already been taken – not by other shoppers, but by some of America's largest...
The expansion of Kentucky's Medicaid program has proven very successful in terms of providing critical health care coverage to hundreds of thousands of Kentuckians. And perhaps no other region of the Commonwealth has seen more of a benefit than...
Thanksgiving is an occasion when we gather with our families for festive meals. It's also a time when many of us donate to help the less fortunate celebrate with their families.
A diminutive alien menaces a remote Scottish Isle in this Sci-Fi thriller from the 'King of the B-Movies,” Edgar Ulmer.
If next week's Thanksgiving meal leaves you feeling a bit sluggish, this week's releases offer a great opportunity to plop in front of your entertainment delivery system.
The election is just a little over two weeks in the past, and there is still more than a month to go before newly-elected officials start their jobs. And, of course, the holidays loom on the horizon.
This week, communities around the world will come together to agree on one thing: the power of entrepreneurship.
The following are selected comments to stories on The Floyd County Times Facebook page. You can visit the page at facebook.com/fctimes.
Like virtually every voter, I thought the most recent election season was especially tiring and trying. There has to be a better way, I said.
Call it fate or just a series of misguided turns, life has a way of dealing with your unintentional and most oftentimes intentional life decisions. That would explain how a “legal alien” from parts too vast to number and so culturally...
Last week, the Department of Education released its latest annual report on school safety, a study that gives the public a truly comprehensive look at the discipline issues our students, teachers, staff and administrators face.
Two classic television series and a pair of new movies combined for a perfect week for winter renters.
A pair of American ladies vacationing in the Mediterranean run afoul of the titular monster in this “creature feature” that rocks some hot locations and a cool sea beast.
The old joke has it that when you grew up in eastern Kentucky in the old days you needed to master the “3 R's” to have a good living: “readin', 'ritin', and Route 23” (if you lived further west, just...
Recent sudden job losses at Kentucky's last Fruit of the Loom plant in Jamestown and at Toyota's regional headquarters in Erlanger have hit the state hard.
Dick Tuck, the legendary political prankster and wit, once ran for local office in San Francisco and lost. His concession speech, in its entirety: “The people have spoken — the bastards.”
This Veteran's Day we honor those who serve and have served our country. Veterans put their lives on the line to protect our independence, our freedom, and all the rights we hold dear. Now is the time to fight for them by ensuring they have...
Every Veterans Day we are reminded to recognize, thank and honor our nation's heroes. It's a day about honoring those military veterans in our families, at work, and in our communities. It's also a day that serves to teach our...
Let me to first state the obvious. Veterans Day is for those who return from war. Memorial Day is for those who have not survived. Two days to remind us in a multitude of ways how to remember, and also act. Our veterans need us now.
November got off to a good start for renters, with an equal mix of blockbusters and more modestly budgeted flicks.
A Bengal tiger runs amok in a quiet mountain community in this SyFy Channel flick that deserves merit for managing to avoid CGI effects while borrowing heavily from the 1976 classic “Jaws.”
Debacle. Bloodbath. Drubbing. Call it what you will. For Democrats, this was an ugly Election Day. But there's no mandate for right-wing policies in its aftermath.
Here's a typical scene in any American checkup: The doctor walks in to find the patient sitting on the table. “Well, your cholesterol is too high,” the doctor tells the patient. “I can prescribe something for it, but the real...
For many rural folks, colder weather means higher energy costs. It's the time of year when energy efficiency and conservation can make the biggest difference. As you search for ways to save money while keeping the house warm, consider taking a...
Next Tuesday, our nation will pause to pay tribute to its veterans.
Are you fed up with the way things are going in this city/county/state/country? Then on Tuesday, you have a chance to do something about it.
The soldiers who fought the Revolutionary War were our first veterans, the only cohort of U.S. warriors who took up arms to create rather than defend a country.
This year, they decided to celebrate Halloween by releasing only a handful of horror flicks. At least they're good ones.
Last week, Congressman Hal Rogers took the working group chairs and executive committee members of the Shaping our Appalachian Region (SOAR) initiative on a tour of what could be eastern Kentucky's future.