Floyd County Times- RSS Feed http://floydcountytimes.com/ http://floydcountytimes.com/ Mon, 27 Apr 2015 03:05:41 EST 1800 NCAA awards MSU $300,000 for academics in 2015-16 http://floydcountytimes.com/news/sports/153099805/NCAA-awards-MSU-$300000-for-academics-in-2015-16 MOREHEAD – The NCAA has awarded Morehead State $300,000 for its third year of the Accelerating Academic Success Program grant. MSU was originally scheduled to receive $120,000, but a recent decision pushed the department to fully-funded level... Thu, 23 Apr 2015 14:50:32 EST Grimes, law enforcement work to protect 2015 primaries http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/153098635/Grimes-law-enforcement-work-to-protect-2015-primaries FRANKFORT — Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes, the state's chief election official, is again joining forces with law enforcement officials to prevent vote fraud in the May 19 Primary Election. Members of the Kentucky Election... Thu, 23 Apr 2015 14:15:31 EST Lt. Gov. “Crit” Luallen to speak at EKU Spring Commencement May 15 http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/153096042/Lt.-Gov.-Crit-Luallen-to-speak-at-EKU-Spring-Commencement-May-15 RICHMOND - Lt. Gov. “Crit” Luallen will address 2,764 degree candidates and receive an honorary Doctor of Laws degree at Eastern Kentucky University's Spring Commencement on Friday, May 15. Thu, 23 Apr 2015 12:35:32 EST Disaster Preparedness workshop slated for May 5 at MSU http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/153095822/Disaster-Preparedness-workshop-slated-for-May-5-at-MSU MOREHEAD - Morehead State University's Kentucky Small Business Development Center will host “Disaster Preparedness for your Business” workshop to be held Tuesday May 5, from 5 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. at the Innovation Launchpad located at... Thu, 23 Apr 2015 12:35:31 EST MSU Athletics Golf Outing slated for May 30 http://floydcountytimes.com/news/sports/153095401/MSU-Athletics-Golf-Outing-slated-for-May-30 MOREHEAD – The annual Morehead State University Athletics Golf Outing will be held on Saturday, May 30, at Eagle Trace Golf Course in Morehead. Spots will fill up rapidly, so golfers are encouraged to sign up now. Advanced registration closes on... Thu, 23 Apr 2015 12:20:32 EST Floyd school board chair appointed to LSBMAC http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/153094380/Floyd-school-board-chair-appointed-to-LSBMAC PRESTONSBURG — Floyd County Superintendent Dr. Henry Webb has announced that Board Chair Jeff Stumbo has been appointed to the Commissioner's Local School Board Members Advisory Council (LSBMAC) for a two-year term. Thu, 23 Apr 2015 11:55:34 EST Highlands holds sixth annual 5K for autism http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/153094559/Highlands-holds-sixth-annual-5K-for-autism PAINTSVILLE — The Highlands Foundation kicked off Autism Awareness Month by hosting the Sixth Annual Autism Jigsaw 5K on Saturday, April 18th, beginning at the Highlands Medical Office Building in Paintsville. Approximately 110 people registered... Thu, 23 Apr 2015 11:50:35 EST Chamber to host awards banquet May 2 http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/153044834/Chamber-to-host-awards-banquet-May-2 PRESTONSBURG - Floyd County Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual awards banquet on May 7 at 6:30 p.m. in Jenny Wiley State Resort Park's Wilkinson-Stumbo Convention Center. Thu, 23 Apr 2015 11:35:32 EST KCU football team holds spring game http://floydcountytimes.com/news/sports/153093797/KCU-football-team-holds-spring-game GRAYSON - The Kentucky Christian University football team concluded spring drills with 76 plays of action in various situations as the Knights prepare for the 2015 season opener on September 5 versus FCS opponent Duquesne University in... Thu, 23 Apr 2015 11:35:31 EST Universal prayer set for June 6 http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/153091389/Universal-prayer-set-for-June-6 MARTIN — Dr. Chandra Varia and the Varia Family Foundation are reaching out to religious groups and community members in preparation for a day of universal prayer, scheduled for Saturday, June 6 at Varia Mountain in Martin. Thu, 23 Apr 2015 11:25:31 EST Floyd Co. educators honored by UK http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/153093555/Floyd-Co.-educators-honored-by-UK LEXINGTON — Mazie Tackett, of Honaker, Kentucky, and Mildred Whitaker, of Blue River, Kentucky, were honored Saturday, April 18, as “Teachers Who Made a Difference.” Tackett was honored by Jan Hunt and Whitaker was honored by Kathy... Thu, 23 Apr 2015 11:10:31 EST Rebels edge P’burg, 7-6 http://floydcountytimes.com/news/sports/153089702/Rebels-edge-Pburg-7-6 DRIFT - Kane Taylor delivered an walk-off 2-RBI double down the left field line to score Coltin Parsons and Dillon Lawson in the bottom half of the seventh inning to lift Allen Central over visiting Prestonsburg 7-6 at Drift Park on... Thu, 23 Apr 2015 11:05:33 EST ACHS captures region title http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/153092766/ACHS-captures-region-title EASTERN - Floyd County is home to more region champions. The Allen Central High School bass fishing team claimed the Kentucky High School Athletic Association Region 4 championship at Cave Run Lake on Saturday. Allen Central also featured the top boat... Thu, 23 Apr 2015 11:05:31 EST Jobless rates down in all Kentucky counties in March 2015 http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/153092602/Jobless-rates-down-in-all-Kentucky-counties-in-March-2015 FRANKFORT — Unemployment rates fell in all 120 Kentucky counties between March 2014 and March 2015, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training, an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development... Thu, 23 Apr 2015 10:40:31 EST Bobcats outlast Phelps in non-district game, 12-11 http://floydcountytimes.com/news/sports/153090563/Bobcats-outlast-Phelps-in-non-district-game-12-11 ALLEN - Betsy Layne posted its second straight win on Tuesday, edging visiting Phelps 12-11 in a high school baseball game at Allen Park.With the win, Betsy Layne improved to 3-7.Following the loss, Phelps fell to 1-7. Thu, 23 Apr 2015 10:15:32 EST Wesley guard Magak to sign with Union College http://floydcountytimes.com/news/sports/153091503/Wesley-guard-Magak-to-sign-with-Union-College ALLEN - Wesley Christian School guard Majwang Magak has committed to Union College. A 6-foot-6 guard, Magak averaged 17 points per game for Wesley Christian during the 2014-15 season. Magak is scheduled to sign with Union College during a ceremony at... Thu, 23 Apr 2015 10:10:32 EST Albright leads Eagles over West Virginia Tech http://floydcountytimes.com/news/sports/153089514/Albright-leads-Eagles-over-West-Virginia-Tech PRESTONSBURG - The Alice Lloyd College golf team played Ryder Cup style matches with West Virginia Tech at StoneCrest Golf Course on Saturday. Since both schools are in the coalfields, a lump of coal was the winning prize. Alice Lloyd won the matches... Thu, 23 Apr 2015 09:50:33 EST Big Sandy Singers and Band perform at Hillbilly Days http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/153091043/Big-Sandy-Singers-and-Band-perform-at-Hillbilly-Days PIKEVILLE – The Big Sandy Singers and Band performed on Friday, April 17 at the 39th annual Hillbilly Days on the Billy Johnson stage at the East Kentucky Expo Center. Thu, 23 Apr 2015 09:45:33 EST Some hits, some misses http://floydcountytimes.com/news/lifestyle/153090977/Some-hits-some-misses A better than average week for renters with one hit film and a few surprises for adventurous viewers. Thu, 23 Apr 2015 09:30:31 EST The best me I can be http://floydcountytimes.com/news/lifestyle/153090935/The-best-me-I-can-be My boss, who is also the pastor of a local church, asks us random questions from time to time as he prepares for upcoming sermons. (We are a part of his un-scientific polls.) In prepping for Mother's Day, he recently asked me if I had ever... Thu, 23 Apr 2015 09:25:32 EST