Floyd County Times- RSS NEWS Feed http://floydcountytimes.com/section/NEWS http://floydcountytimes.com/section/NEWS Wed, 22 Oct 2014 11:36:00 EST 1800 Trick-or-treat latest issue to divide county http://floydcountytimes.com/news/breaking_news-news/150243181/Trick-or-treat-latest-issue-to-divide-county PRESTONSBURG — A debate over what night tots trick-or-treat is beginning to show more twists and turns than a pack of Twizzlers. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 11:27:07 EST PMC says Ebola rumor a hoax http://floydcountytimes.com/news/breaking_news-news/150250840/PMC-says-Ebola-rumor-a-hoax PIKEVILLE — A false Facebook post has the administration of one Eastern Kentucky hospital scrambling to reassure the public that there are no cases of Ebola in the area. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 16:10:06 EST Paul weighs future as GOP poised for gains http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/150244383/Paul-weighs-future-as-GOP-poised-for-gains Kentucky's junior senator is not on the ballot this year and has a pivotal decision about his own political future looming on the horizon, but that does not prevent him from having an opinion about how this fall's races will... Tue, 21 Oct 2014 12:37:08 EST Festival to showcase culture of India http://floydcountytimes.com/news/lifestyle/150242073/Festival-to-showcase-culture-of-India PRESTONSBURG — Local residents can sample the culture of India next month, when the Eastern Kentucky Indian community is brings “The Festival of India” to the Mountain Arts Center. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 09:38:09 EST Highlands stays alert with emergency drill http://floydcountytimes.com/news/health/150241482/Highlands-stays-alert-with-emergency-drill PRESTONSBURG – Highlands Regional Medical Center (HRMC) knows that an emergency could happen at any time. That's why Highlands recently participated in an emergency drill going through complete steps as if an actual emergency had taken... Tue, 21 Oct 2014 08:58:04 EST BSCTC hosts 2 Smart 4 Drugs academic meet http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news_education/150241413/BSCTC-hosts-2-Smart-4-Drugs-academic-meet PIKEVILLE – Big Sandy Community and Technical College (BSCTC) held the 2 Smart 4 Drugs academic meet on its Pikeville campus on Saturday, October 11. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 08:57:11 EST Students find learning at ‘The Holler’ http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news_education/150241553/Students-find-learning-at-The-Holler PIKEVILLE — What happens when you take a free online delivery system and create coursework designed for a specific culture and region? What if you apply that philosophy using technology to change education and access to learning in Central... Tue, 21 Oct 2014 08:53:03 EST UPike vs. WKU IN 2014 Donor Registry Challenge http://floydcountytimes.com/news/lifestyle/150241331/UPike-vs.-WKU-IN-2014-Donor-Registry-Challenge PIKEVILLE — On Nov. 10, 2014, the University of Pikeville men's basketball team has been invited to Western Kentucky to play the Hilltoppers at WKU, but the competition won't end on the basketball court. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 08:36:03 EST Lawson takes advantage of every opportunity at work, in classroom http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news_education/150241230/Lawson-takes-advantage-of-every-opportunity-at-work-in-classroom PIKEVILLE – Justin Lawson, in his words, started the game with no cards. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 08:30:03 EST Grimes speaks at Combs Dinner http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/150234405/Grimes-speaks-at-Combs-Dinner PRESTONSBURG — Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes made a campaign stop at the Bert T. Combs Memorial banquet, held Friday at May Lodge, in Jenny Wiley State Resort Park. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 17:02:08 EST TECO Energy sells coal arm for $170M http://floydcountytimes.com/news/home_top-news/150234009/TECO-Energy-sells-coal-arm-for-$170M HAZARD — Perry County Coal Corporation, a subsidiary of TECO Coal, will have a new owner by year's end according to a press release from TECO Energy on Monday. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 16:31:05 EST (No heading) http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news-photo_gallery/150233087/ A large crowd was on hand unday for an open house at Royalton Cyclery.Royalton Cyclery owner Don Fields assists a customer with adjustments to her bike. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 16:20:07 EST For the Record http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/150182298/For-the-Record MARRIAGE LICENSESMandy Danielle Collins Justice, 37, of Raccoon, to Keith Leck Coleman, 52, of Raccoon. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 15:22:04 EST Kentucky Arts Council seeks Governor’s Awards nominations http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/150232075/Kentucky-Arts-Council-seeks-Governors-Awards-nominations FRANKFORT — The Kentucky Arts Council is accepting nominations until Nov. 1, 2014, for the 2015 Governor's Awards in the Arts. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 15:18:04 EST New shop catering to Dawkins enthusiasts http://floydcountytimes.com/news/business-news/150229616/New-shop-catering-to-Dawkins-enthusiasts ROYALTON — A new Magoffin County business is being seen as both a predicted benefit of the Dawkins Line Rail Trail and a welcome sign of new growth in a community long in decline. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 15:10:04 EST New interpretive, trailhead signs unveiled at Breaks Park http://floydcountytimes.com/news/lifestyle/150229392/New-interpretive-trailhead-signs-unveiled-at-Breaks-Park Ten new interpretive and trailhead signs were unveiled in a ceremony at Breaks Park last Saturday. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 13:32:05 EST Fright stars invade the Black Lagoon http://floydcountytimes.com/news/lifestyle/150176626/Fright-stars-invade-the-Black-Lagoon BALTIMORE — The Ninth Annual Mid Atlantic Nostalgia Convention was held at the Hunt Valley Wyndham, hosting the biggest turnout yet for the event. Sat, 18 Oct 2014 10:33:09 EST Road gets a rollout http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/150205536/Road-gets-a-rollout SALYERSVILLE — House Speaker Greg Stumbo spoke of watching a dream become reality, during a groundbreaking event Thursday for the start of a project to complete a four-lane corridor across the entire state. Fri, 17 Oct 2014 11:25:09 EST Fundraiser to benefit service dog group http://floydcountytimes.com/news/home_top-news/150191019/Fundraiser-to-benefit-service-dog-group PRESTONSBURG — The family of Ryan Setser, a local four-year-old with Down Syndrome, is continuing their fundraising quest to get their son paired with a highly trained service dog from an Ohio-based nonprofit. Thu, 16 Oct 2014 11:15:04 EST Federal funds falling short for food banks http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/150191804/Federal-funds-falling-short-for-food-banks PRESTONSBURG — Numbers aggregated by the national non-profit Feeding America indicate that a shortfall of federal funds is making a tangible difference in food banks' ability to get food onto the table for families in need. Thu, 16 Oct 2014 11:04:09 EST