Floyd County Times- RSS Feed http://floydcountytimes.com/ http://floydcountytimes.com/ Thu, 5 Mar 2015 19:33:24 EST 1800 Kentucky Senate Committee passes House Bill 212 http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/152200088/Kentucky-Senate-Committee-passes-House-Bill-212 FRANKFORT - Wednesday, the Kentucky Senate Committee on State and Local Government unanimously passed House Bill 212, which reflects Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes' recommendation to allow in-person absentee voting on the basis of... Thu, 5 Mar 2015 15:00:32 EST Kentucky’s jobless rate of 5.5 percent below national rate in January http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/152199665/Kentuckys-jobless-rate-of-5.5-percent-below-national-rate-in-January FRANKFORT - Kentucky's seasonally adjusted preliminary January 2015 unemployment rate of 5.5 percent came in below the U.S. rate of 5.7 percent, according to the Office of Employment and Training (OET), an agency of the Kentucky Education and... Thu, 5 Mar 2015 13:45:33 EST OVC Tournament: Eagles win opening round game http://floydcountytimes.com/news/sports/152197380/OVC-Tournament:-Eagles-win-opening-round-game NASHVILLE - The Morehead State University men's basketball team knocked down its final six free-throw attempts on Wednesday evening and hung on for a 79-74 win over Southeast Missouri in the opening round of the Ohio Valley Conference Tournament... Thu, 5 Mar 2015 12:45:31 EST PES 5th grade creates living history lesson http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news-news_education-schools/152197044/PES-5th-grade-creates-living-history-lesson PRESTONSBURG — For the second year, Prestonsburg Elementary's fifth grade brought history to life by dressing in costume and lining the PES gymnasium for their “wax museum” project. Thu, 5 Mar 2015 12:00:32 EST Porter named to All-MSC Second Team http://floydcountytimes.com/news/sports/152196010/Porter-named-to-All-MSC-Second-Team FRANKFORT - Shawnee State (Ohio) junior forward Ali Zieverink is the 2014-15 Mid-South Conference Women's Basketball Player of the Year, conference officials announced on Wednesday on the conference's awards banquet. Among the other... Thu, 5 Mar 2015 11:35:32 EST District 12, sheriff keeping public informed http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/152195297/District-12-sheriff-keeping-public-informed PIKEVILLE — Kentucky Department of Highways District 12 is warning motorists that this week's winter storm could impact road conditions for several days. Thu, 5 Mar 2015 11:25:31 EST Kentucky Commission on Women to premiere documentary on history of Kentucky women http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/152195707/Kentucky-Commission-on-Women-to-premiere-documentary-on-history-of-Kentucky-women FRANKFORT – Gov. Steve Beshear and First Lady Jane Beshear are joining with the Kentucky Commission on Women to host four premiere showings across the Commonwealth of the documentary “Dreamers & Doers: VOICES of Kentucky... Thu, 5 Mar 2015 11:05:34 EST Gov. Beshear declares new statewide emergency http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/152195638/Gov.-Beshear-declares-new-statewide-emergency FRANKFORT – Governor Steve Beshear has declared a state of emergency for the Commonwealth – the second such declaration in less than a month. Thu, 5 Mar 2015 11:00:31 EST Girls’ tournament to resume Friday http://floydcountytimes.com/news/sports/152194957/Girls-tournament-to-resume-Friday PIKEVILLE - The 15th Region Girls' Basketball Tournament is scheduled to resume on Friday. The semifinals set for Wednesday were postponed due to inclement weather. Belfry, Johnson Central, Sheldon Clark and Prestonsburg won opening round games... Thu, 5 Mar 2015 10:50:31 EST Operation UNITE offers drug test kits to parents http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news-news_education-schools/152193245/Operation-UNITE-offers-drug-test-kits-to-parents PRESTONSBURG — Operation UNITE has officially launched its latest drug deterrent initiative, called Give Me a Reason, in all Floyd County middle and high schools this week. Thu, 5 Mar 2015 10:35:31 EST 15th Region Boys’ Basketball Tournament moved to Saturday http://floydcountytimes.com/news/sports/152194581/15th-Region-Boys-Basketball-Tournament-moved-to-Saturday PIKEVILLE - Due to inclement weather, the 15th Region Boys' Basketball Tournament has been moved to Saturday. The tournament is now scheduled to open on Saturday at the East Kentucky Expo Center in downtown Pikeville. Previously, the tournament... Thu, 5 Mar 2015 10:30:32 EST Does the faith of presidents matter? http://floydcountytimes.com/news/opinion/152194645/Does-the-faith-of-presidents-matter Last month we celebrated the birthdays of George Washington and Abraham Lincoln, two presidents whose deep but somewhat unconventional faith has evoked great debate. Does the faith of presidents truly matter? Does it significantly affect how they... Thu, 5 Mar 2015 10:20:31 EST MCCC hosts Stand Down for homeless vets http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/152194371/MCCC-hosts-Stand-Down-for-homeless-vets PIKEVILLE — Mountain Comprehensive Care Center is hosting a Stand Down event for homeless veterans, in an effort to get them the care and access to services they need. Thu, 5 Mar 2015 10:00:33 EST Ladycats fall to Johnson Central in opening round http://floydcountytimes.com/news/sports/152193882/Ladycats-fall-to-Johnson-Central-in-opening-round PIKEVILLE - Betsy Layne, runner-up in the 58th District, fell to 57th District champion Johnson Central in the opening round of the 15th Region Girls' Basketball Tournament at the East Kentucky Expo Center on Monday night. In a nightcap, Johnson... Thu, 5 Mar 2015 10:00:31 EST Lionel’s story http://floydcountytimes.com/news/lifestyle/152193459/Lionels-story In January, a mission team from our church loaded medicine, Bible school supplies, plus loads of other stuff and headed to Haiti for a life-changing week. They went to minister to the impoverished people in Ouanaminthe, with a small medical clinic and... Thu, 5 Mar 2015 09:50:31 EST Ninja III: The Domination http://floydcountytimes.com/news/lifestyle/152193449/Ninja-III:-The-Domination The ghost of a deadly, and highly perturbed, ninja possesses an aerobics teacher/telephone repair technician in this Kung-fu styled mash up that blends elements of “The Exorcist” with a little “Enter the Ninja” and just a drop... Thu, 5 Mar 2015 09:45:31 EST Hits and misses kick off March http://floydcountytimes.com/news/lifestyle/152193455/Hits-and-misses-kick-off-March Renter had a fifty/fifty chance of getting a winner if they chose form the quartet of releases that dominated the shelves this week. Thu, 5 Mar 2015 09:35:31 EST For the Record http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/152193473/For-the-Record MARRIAGE LICENCESMichelle Dawn Ramey, 41, of Hueysville, to John D. Shepherd, 39, of Hueysville.Kimberly Lynn Mosley, 42, of Langley, to Jackie E. Owens II, 34, of Langley. Thu, 5 Mar 2015 09:30:31 EST Biblical archaeologist to speak about Temple Mount Excavation http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/152193641/Biblical-archaeologist-to-speak-about-Temple-Mount-Excavation PIKEVILLE - The University of Pikeville Alumni Association will host Israeli archaeologist Gabriel Barkay, Ph.D., to speak about the Temple Mount Sifting Project on Thursday, April 30, at 7 p.m., in Booth Auditorium, Record Memorial Building, level 5. Thu, 5 Mar 2015 09:30:30 EST Cauley-Stein, Calipari named Naismith Semifinalists http://floydcountytimes.com/news/sports/152193205/Cauley-Stein-Calipari-named-Naismith-Semifinalists LEXINGTON - Undefeated through 30 games and ranked No. 1 in the country from the beginning of the season, the University of Kentucky men's basketball team has semifinalists on the lists for both the Naismith Trophy Men's College Player of... Thu, 5 Mar 2015 09:15:31 EST