Floyd County Times- RSS NEWS Feed http://floydcountytimes.com/section/NEWS http://floydcountytimes.com/section/NEWS Wed, 30 Jul 2014 03:43:52 EST 1800 Voard approves new high school design http://floydcountytimes.com/news/home_top-news-news_education-schools/50104348/Voard-approves-new-high-school-design MARTIN — Floyd County Board of Education members voted Thursday in a specially-called meeting at May Valley Elementary to approve the preliminary schematic design of the county's upcoming new high school. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST City grants land for low-income apartments http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/50108751/City-grants-land-for-low-income-apartments PRESTONSBURG — A new low-income apartment complex could be coming to town soon, after the city council voted Monday night to deed a 2.6-acre tract of land in the Stonecrest Industrial Park to Mountain Comprehensive Care on a provisional... Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Council asks KLC to resolve attorney dispute http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/50108407/Council-asks-KLC-to-resolve-attorney-dispute PRESTONSBURG — A dispute over the mayor's nomination for the city attorney's position was raised again, during a city council meeting Monday night. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST (No heading) http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/50107844/ Crews began working this week to improve accessibility to sidewalks along North and South Lake Drive. The work is being performed to bring the city's sidewalks closer into compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Churches host substance abuse awareness event http://floydcountytimes.com/news/home_top-news/50107270/Churches-host-substance-abuse-awareness-event AUXIER — For the second year, two area churches worked together to get out the message that there is help for drug addiction, during a substance abuse awareness event Saturday night. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Financial services information http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news_education/50107122/Financial-services-information PRESTONSBURG – Big Sandy Community and Technical College (BSCTC) offers a variety of programs to assist students with the cost of pursuing a college education.Here's a breakdown of each program: Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST AOKY provides career, technical education wIth employment in mind http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news_education/50107080/AOKY-provides-career-technical-education-wIth-employment-in-mind PRESTONSBURG – The harsh reality of a layoff oftentimes leads workers to seek retraining for a new career. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Buser re-elected to the American Osteopathic Association Board of Trustees http://floydcountytimes.com/news/health/50107011/Buser-re-elected-to-the-American-Osteopathic-Association-Board-of-Trustees CHICAGO – Boyd R. Buser, D.O., of Pikeville, was re-elected to the Board of Trustees for the American Osteopathic Association (AOA), the national professional membership organization for the nation's more than 104,000 osteopathic... Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Mayor, Chamber of Commerce welcome new business http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/50104339/Mayor-Chamber-of-Commerce-welcome-new-business PRESTONSBURG — Floyd County Chamber of Commerce members and several figures of the community stopped by Castle's Roofing and Siding on Monday for an official grand opening celebration, including the ceremonial ribbon... Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST School staff train to help diabetic students http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news-news_education-schools/50104331/School-staff-train-to-help-diabetic-students PRESTONSBURG — Medical professionals and school staff came together on Friday morning as delegated staff training sessions for diabetes treatment took place at the Big Sandy Community and Technical College's Prestonsburg student... Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Elliott named dean of academic affairs http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news_education/50106034/Elliott-named-dean-of-academic-affairs PRESTONSBURG – Myra T. Elliott has been named dean of academic affairs at Big Sandy Community and Technical College (BSCTC). Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Larry Sparks and the Lonesome Ramblers will perform at Breaks Park, Aug. 15 http://floydcountytimes.com/news/lifestyle-WK_Music/50104937/Larry-Sparks-and-the-Lonesome-Ramblers-will-perform-at-Breaks-Park-Aug.-15 Award winning musician Larry Sparks and his Lonesome Rambler Band are set to perform at Breaks Interstate Park on Friday, August 15 at 7:30 pm. The show will be held at the park amphitheater. Sparks is among the most widely known and respected touring... Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST UK initiates statewide dialogue to address childhood obesity, academic achievement http://floydcountytimes.com/news/health-news_education/50104901/UK-initiates-statewide-dialogue-to-address-childhood-obesity-academic-achievement LEXINGTON – Today's public schools serve and educate students amidst competing demands of accountability, innovation, and fiscal constraints. Kentucky's schools face an additional and significant challenge: The Commonwealth has the... Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Little Sandy Singers perform ‘An Evening of Disney Magic’ http://floydcountytimes.com/news/lifestyle/50104478/Little-Sandy-Singers-perform-An-Evening-of-Disney-Magic PRESTONSBURG – Big Sandy Community and Technical College's (BSCTC) Fine Arts department held its Little Sandy Singers Children's Music and Drama camp this month on its Prestonsburg campus. The camp concluded with a performance of An... Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST 3 shot, 1 fatally, at motorcycle club http://floydcountytimes.com/news/home_top-news/50104041/3-shot-1-fatally-at-motorcycle-club STONE — One man is dead, another is in jail, and two more were sent to the hospital, following a shooting a motorcycle club meeting Sunday in Pike County. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST MSHA releases mid-year mine fatality update http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/50102846/MSHA-releases-mid-year-mine-fatality-update ARLINGTON, Va. – The U.S. Department of Labor's Mine Safety and Health Administration today released a mid-year summary of mining deaths across the country. During the first half of 2014, 22 miners were killed in accidents in the mining... Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Chamber creates Ambassador Program http://floydcountytimes.com/news/business/50102492/Chamber-creates-Ambassador-Program PRESTONSBURG — The Floyd County Chamber Of Commerce has created a Chamber Ambassador Program. The Chamber Ambassador Program has been established to help create a network of individuals that will serve as ambassadors and advocates for the... Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Combs takes part in national meeting promoting public-private partnerships http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/50102194/Combs-takes-part-in-national-meeting-promoting-public-private-partnerships FRANKFORT – State Rep. Leslie Combs, the General Assembly's leading advocate for expanding public-private partnerships (P3) in Kentucky, recently took part in a national meeting focused on this growing trend in state and local... Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST For the Record http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/50055561/For-the-Record MARRIAGE LICENSESTonya Gail Lawson, 47, of Garrett, to Paul Dean Lafferty, 39, of Prestonsburg. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Farmers market gaining national attention http://floydcountytimes.com/news/home_top-news-news_agricultural/50061593/Farmers-market-gaining-national-attention PRESTONSBURG — The Floyd County Farmers Market has shown considerable growth during its five-year existence, from having a couple of farmers who made a combined $600 the first year, to adding many more farmers, cooks and craftsmen and bringing... Thu, 24 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST