Floyd County Times- RSS Feed http://floydcountytimes.com/ http://floydcountytimes.com/ Thu, 28 Aug 2014 05:32:10 EST 1800 Sloan home named ‘Yard of the Month’ for August http://floydcountytimes.com/news/lifestyle-news/50366986/Sloan-home-named-Yard-of-the-Month-for-August PRESTONSBURG — The Prestonsburg Woman's Club has given the August Yard of the Month award to Thursa Sloan of Cardinal Street. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:07:08 EST Family Life: Jaws http://floydcountytimes.com/news/lifestyle-religion/50433931/Family-Life:-Jaws We just survived Shark Week on TV. I've seen bunches of the old Jaws movies. They bring back lots of memories. The very first Jaws came out when I was a junior in high school. I remember it was like it was yesterday … Wed, 27 Aug 2014 12:28:02 EST Are elementary school start times too early for young children? http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news_education/50413434/Are-elementary-school-start-times-too-early-for-young-children LEXINGTON — It's rarely easy to get a child out of bed, dressed, fed and off to school, especially when it's still dark outside. Schoolchildren everywhere (their parents too, if they are being honest) groan for “just a little... Wed, 27 Aug 2014 09:53:07 EST Car, coal truck involved in Rt. 80 accident http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/50415768/Car-coal-truck-involved-in-Rt.-80-accident EASTERN — Traffic was reduced to two lanes and cleanup lasted into the evening after a collision between a sedan and a tractor-trailer, Friday, at the intersection of Routes 80 and 680. Tue, 26 Aug 2014 15:07:09 EST Storm swamps city http://floydcountytimes.com/news/home_top-news/50419490/Storm-swamps-city PRESTONSBURG — A severe thunderstorm carrying the intensity of a five-minute summer squall, but which hovered over the city of Prestonsburg for over an hour, turned hollows into rivers and streets into canals Friday night, leaving residents... Tue, 26 Aug 2014 15:05:06 EST Farmer’s market hosting free concert Saturday http://floydcountytimes.com/news/lifestyle-news-news_agricultural/50416192/Farmers-market-hosting-free-concert-Saturday PRESTONSBURG — The Floyd County Farmer's Market is partnering with the Prestonsburg Convention and Visitor's Bureau to put on what they call the city's first “agri-tainment” event, the Cornstock Music Festival,... Tue, 26 Aug 2014 14:56:04 EST McConnell talks coal at Worldwide Equipment http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/50415736/McConnell-talks-coal-at-Worldwide-Equipment PRESTONSBURG — U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell made the first of several stops through Floyd County on Friday at Worldwide Equipment in Prestonsburg, as his campaign to retain his seat enters its last three months. Tue, 26 Aug 2014 14:46:08 EST Cats suffer shutout loss to PCC http://floydcountytimes.com/news/sports/50413334/Cats-suffer-shutout-loss-to-PCC HAZARD - The Prestonsburg boys' soccer team suffered a shutout loss to host Perry County Central late last week. Homestanding Perry County Central blanked Prestonsburg 7-0 on Thursday. Tue, 26 Aug 2014 14:20:07 EST Eckstein tabbed new UK baseball assistant coach http://floydcountytimes.com/news/sports/50418853/Eckstein-tabbed-new-UK-baseball-assistant-coach LEXINGTON - Rick Eckstein, the hitting coach for the Washington Nationals for five seasons and most recently the player information coach for the Los Angeles Angels, has been hired as the University of Kentucky's new assistant coach, it was... Tue, 26 Aug 2014 14:09:06 EST Osborne Elementary demonstrates hard work for school board http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news-news_education/50416268/Osborne-Elementary-demonstrates-hard-work-for-school-board BEVINSVILLE — Students and staff at Osborne Elementary were proud to host the Floyd County Board of Education for its regular August meeting on Monday. Tue, 26 Aug 2014 14:08:09 EST Should state ban cell phones while driving? http://floydcountytimes.com/news/opinion/50418742/Should-state-ban-cell-phones-while-driving According to the Governors Highway Safety Association, 14 states have enacted laws against hand-held use of cell phones by all drivers. These 14 states include 11 blue states, two swing states, and one red state. These bans are already in effect in 12... Tue, 26 Aug 2014 14:05:05 EST MSU: Weekly football awarsd honor alumni standouts http://floydcountytimes.com/news/sports/50418721/MSU:-Weekly-football-awarsd-honor-alumni-standouts MOREHEAD - The Morehead State University football program is continuing a tradition started in 2013 by naming its weekly awards after former Eagle greats. Six of the eight honors bear the name of MSU alums. Tue, 26 Aug 2014 14:04:08 EST (No heading) http://floydcountytimes.com/news/photo_gallery/50418171/ Flash flooding left May's Branch awash in mud.North Lake Drive in Prestonsburg bore a striking resemblance to its name, Friday night.Water rose to several feet deep in some homes. Tue, 26 Aug 2014 13:53:04 EST Wildcat turned entrepreneur says NYT getsMagoffin County wrong http://floydcountytimes.com/news/opinion/50418027/Wildcat-turned-entrepreneur-says-NYT-getsMagoffin-County-wrong Growing up in Magoffin County, Grayson Smith always knew he wanted to come home to the mountains he loved. “I didn't buy into that whole 'life-is-better-somewhere-else' mindset,” he says. Not that he wouldn't have... Tue, 26 Aug 2014 13:42:06 EST A legislative perspective http://floydcountytimes.com/news/opinion/50417974/A-legislative-perspective Of all the issues the General Assembly considers, none is more important than keeping our people safe. Tue, 26 Aug 2014 13:37:06 EST Bristol Motor Speedway announces new race date for Food City 500 http://floydcountytimes.com/news/sports/50414168/Bristol-Motor-Speedway-announces-new-race-date-for-Food-City-500 BRISTOL, Tenn. - Fans of Bristol Motor Speedway have been heard. Tue, 26 Aug 2014 13:01:09 EST BSCTC Workforce Solutions kicks off ‘7 Habits of Highly Effective People’ training http://floydcountytimes.com/news/business/50417017/BSCTC-Workforce-Solutions-kicks-off-7-Habits-of-Highly-Effective-People-training PRESTONSBURG – Big Sandy Community and Technical College's (BSCTC) 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... Tue, 26 Aug 2014 13:01:06 EST Russell, Shepherd win Magoffin County Big Sandy Idol competition http://floydcountytimes.com/news/lifestyle/50416154/Russell-Shepherd-win-Magoffin-County-Big-Sandy-Idol-competition SALYERSVILLE – Big Sandy Community and Technical College (BSCTC) held its Big Sandy Idol competition at Magoffin County High School on Friday, August 22. Big Sandy Idol is sponsored by Gearheart Communications. Tue, 26 Aug 2014 12:21:06 EST Rebels blank Prestonsburg http://floydcountytimes.com/news/sports/50415146/Rebels-blank-Prestonsburg PRESTONSBURG - Three-time defending 15th Region champion Allen Central won its season-opener late last week, blanking host Prestonsburg 3-0 (25-17, 25-15, 25-7) in a 58th District match at the Fieldhouse on Thursday night. Tue, 26 Aug 2014 12:17:06 EST BSCTC art gallery presents exhibit by Shannon Shepherd http://floydcountytimes.com/news/lifestyle/50416087/BSCTC-art-gallery-presents-exhibit-by-Shannon-Shepherd PRESTONSBURG – Big Sandy Community and Technical College (BSCTC) will host “The Art of Shannon Shepherd” exhibit in its art gallery through October 5. Tue, 26 Aug 2014 12:14:06 EST