Floyd County Times- RSS NEWS Feed http://floydcountytimes.com/section/NEWS http://floydcountytimes.com/section/NEWS Tue, 2 Sep 2014 17:25:58 EST 1800 Pets, owners to get free screenings http://floydcountytimes.com/news/health-news/50490643/Pets-owners-to-get-free-screenings MARTIN — Whether they get around on two legs or four, all creatures great and small can get a picture of their health, during the area's first pets and people health fair next month. Tue, 2 Sep 2014 13:45:05 EST Rescue squad building, monument dedicated http://floydcountytimes.com/news/home_top-news/50489089/Rescue-squad-building-monument-dedicated PRESTONSBURG — Floyd County Emergency and Rescue Squad Captain Tim Cooley called Saturday's dedication of the new Alexander-Goble-Willis Rescue Training Center, and the unveiling of the monument out front, one of the most important events... Tue, 2 Sep 2014 13:17:10 EST Rescue squad dedication a day of fun, remembrance http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news-photo_gallery/50489685/Rescue-squad-dedication-a-day-of-fun-remembrance The rescue squad's massive main hall with filled to capacity with attendees before noon.Les Stapleton with the Prestonsburg Rotary helped serve ribs for the hungry visitors. Tue, 2 Sep 2014 12:40:06 EST UPike, WKU partner on health programs http://floydcountytimes.com/news/home_top-news-news_education/50490207/UPike-WKU-partner-on-health-programs PIKEVILLE – A partnership between the University of Pikeville and Western Kentucky University will make three health-related master's degree programs available to students in eastern Kentucky and provide access to WKU students in... Tue, 2 Sep 2014 12:05:09 EST Civil War returns to Middle Creek Sept. 12 http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/50489962/Civil-War-returns-to-Middle-Creek-Sept.-12 PRESTONSBURG — The cannons and rifles stand ready to be loaded, as Floyd County braces for gunfire to echo from the mountains once more. Tue, 2 Sep 2014 11:52:06 EST Food City pharmacy offers seasonal flu vaccine http://floydcountytimes.com/news/health/50489922/Food-City-pharmacy-offers-seasonal-flu-vaccine ABINGDON, Va. – Company officials recently announced that Food City will once again be providing the flu vaccine this immunization season. Tue, 2 Sep 2014 11:41:05 EST KYCOM’s Class of 2018 to receive symbolic ‘white coat of compassion’ http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news_education/50489788/KYCOMs-Class-of-2018-to-receive-symbolic-white-coat-of-compassion PIKEVILLE – The University of Pikeville-Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine will formally welcome members of the Class of 2018 during a traditional White Coat Ceremony on Saturday, Sept. 6, at 1 p.m. at the East Kentucky Expo Center in... Tue, 2 Sep 2014 11:40:06 EST A push for protecting wildlife from polluted water http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/50488796/A-push-for-protecting-wildlife-from-polluted-water LOUISVILLE — A coalition of conservation groups claims recently weakened federal water quality standards pose a threat to wildlife in Kentucky - both from coal mining and agricultural pollution. Tue, 2 Sep 2014 10:48:03 EST Concussion experts: Education key on sport of hard knocks http://floydcountytimes.com/news/health/50488776/Concussion-experts:-Education-key-on-sport-of-hard-knocks RICHMOND — As the fall sports season “kicks” into high gear, a new survey finds a growing number of young athletes will likely face an injury during the season. Research from Safe Kids Worldwide shows an alarming number of young... Tue, 2 Sep 2014 10:46:06 EST Report: Kentucky bugged by climate change http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/50488722/Report:-Kentucky-bugged-by-climate-change FRANKFORT — Climate change is connected to all kinds of creepy-crawly critters, with a new National Wildlife Federation report detailing how those changes are affecting the outdoor experience across the nation. Doug Inkley, senior scientist with... Tue, 2 Sep 2014 10:44:08 EST Health-board smoking bans that Supreme Court struck down are still being obeyed http://floydcountytimes.com/news/health/50488666/Health-board-smoking-bans-that-Supreme-Court-struck-down-are-still-being-obeyed Three counties in Kentucky with unenforceable smoking bans continue to be smoke-free by the people's choice. Tue, 2 Sep 2014 10:41:04 EST Appalachian Kentucky has much of what it needs to improve its poor health status, key federal officials agree http://floydcountytimes.com/news/health/50488630/Appalachian-Kentucky-has-much-of-what-it-needs-to-improve-its-poor-health-status-key-federal-officials-agree Appalachian Kentucky has the enthusiasm, creativity, people and facilities needed to greatly improve its dismal health status, two high-ranking federal officials said after looking at the problem on a recent tour. Tue, 2 Sep 2014 10:39:05 EST Mental-health coverage now required, but access is limited http://floydcountytimes.com/news/health/50488603/Mental-health-coverage-now-required-but-access-is-limited More people in Kentucky and the nation have access to mental-health care than ever, because of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, but that doesn't mean the care is quick or abundant, especially for those on Medicaid, Abby Goodnough... Tue, 2 Sep 2014 10:38:10 EST Local talent shines at ‘Cornstock’ http://floydcountytimes.com/news/lifestyle-photo_gallery/50487890/Local-talent-shines-at-Cornstock PRESTONSBURG — Local singers and musicians took the spotlight Saturday, during the first-ever Cornstock Music Festival, held during the Floyd County Farmers Market. Tue, 2 Sep 2014 10:34:04 EST For the Record http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/50445669/For-the-Record MARRIAGE LICENSESTammy Renee Waddles Compton, 46, of Price, to Jack Bartley, 50, of Price. Mon, 1 Sep 2014 08:52:05 EST Grand jury issues 18 indictments http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/50447201/Grand-jury-issues-18-indictments A Floyd County grand jury handed down 19 indictments this week against 17 people.Those indicted and the charges against them include:• Larry Myron Lewis, 30, receiving stolen property. Thu, 28 Aug 2014 15:05:08 EST Ky. Treasurer wants to return $1.5 million to Floyd Countians http://floydcountytimes.com/news/home_top-news/50446746/Ky.-Treasurer-wants-to-return-$1.5-million-to-Floyd-Countians PRESTONSBURG — You, your friends, family, and neighbors could be coming into some unexpected money soon. Thu, 28 Aug 2014 13:50:07 EST Clarification http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/50449481/Clarification In a story which ran in our Aug. 20 edition, it was noted that the owners of Prestonsburg pharmacies MedZone and Neighborhood Pharmacy paid fines and surrrendered their licenses to dispense controlled substances, as part as a settlement with the U.S. Thu, 28 Aug 2014 13:28:10 EST State health commissioner sees ‘stars aligned’ for Kentucky to finally get healthier http://floydcountytimes.com/news/health/50449138/State-health-commissioner-sees-stars-aligned-for-Kentucky-to-finally-get-healthier This is the third in a series of stories about four high-ranking female state officials who have guided the state's embrace of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Thu, 28 Aug 2014 12:54:04 EST Man arrested for Hobert’s copper theft http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/50449105/Man-arrested-for-Hoberts-copper-theft PRESTONSBURG — A David man found himself on his way to jail, when he was allegedly observed taking his “carryout” from Hobert's Pizzeria. Thu, 28 Aug 2014 12:51:04 EST