Floyd County Times- RSS NEWS Feed http://floydcountytimes.com/section/NEWS http://floydcountytimes.com/section/NEWS Wed, 17 Dec 2014 15:01:16 EST 1800 Kentucky business leaders: Smoke-free helps bottom line http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/150909399/Kentucky-business-leaders:-Smoke-free-helps-bottom-line FRANKFORT — Health advocates are targeting the 2015 session of the Kentucky General Assembly for passage of a comprehensive smoke-free law that would cover all indoor public places and workplaces. Tue, 16 Dec 2014 17:46:05 EST National College pins newest nurses http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news_education/150909051/National-College-pins-newest-nurses PIKEVILLE — The Pikeville Campus of National College held a Pinning Ceremony for the Fall 2014 Nursing Class, recognizing the 10 newest nurses to graduate from the program, unique to the east Kentucky campus nestled in the heart of coal... Tue, 16 Dec 2014 17:15:05 EST Patton Leadership Institute hosts session on economic development http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/150908497/Patton-Leadership-Institute-hosts-session-on-economic-development PIKEVILLE — Patton Leadership Institute's third session focused on how eastern Kentucky can become more competitive for economic development projects. The class heard from Shaping Our Appalachian Region's (SOAR) Executive Director,... Tue, 16 Dec 2014 16:55:13 EST Council takes stand on spending http://floydcountytimes.com/news/home_top-news/150903350/Council-takes-stand-on-spending PRESTONSBURG — The city's methods of procuring services was once again called into question during a special meeting of the city council Thursday night, as several councilmen raised the alarm about city spending. Tue, 16 Dec 2014 13:57:06 EST Board hears report on laptops http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news-news_education/150899374/Board-hears-report-on-laptops PRESTONSBURG — One of the items on the agenda at the Floyd County Board of Education's regular meeting at Adams Middle School on Monday was an update on the progress of the digital conversion program, which placed a laptop into the hands... Tue, 16 Dec 2014 13:13:03 EST Local lawyers raise $12,500 for food banks http://floydcountytimes.com/news/home_top-news/150901895/Local-lawyers-raise-$12500-for-food-banks PRESTONSBURG — Though they might be compared to Grinches most other times of the year, local attorneys showed that their hearts had grown three sizes Friday morning, during the Floyd County Bar Association's annual fundraiser for local... Tue, 16 Dec 2014 12:59:02 EST Shoe Sensation and customers aid local children http://floydcountytimes.com/news/lifestyle/150900355/Shoe-Sensation-and-customers-aid-local-children PRESTONSBURG — Shoe Sensation will be presenting Brothers of the Wheel with $165 in donations collected from its customers during a drive to assist Brothers of the Wheel. Tue, 16 Dec 2014 10:57:03 EST Students from Renaissance Learning Center visit Hager Hill campus http://floydcountytimes.com/news/lifestyle/150900272/Students-from-Renaissance-Learning-Center-visit-Hager-Hill-campus HAGER HILL – Students from the Renaissance Learning Center visited the Hager Hill campus of Big Sandy Community and Technical College (BSCTC) on Friday, November 14. Tue, 16 Dec 2014 10:55:02 EST (No heading) http://floydcountytimes.com/news/lifestyle/150900222/ Big Sandy Community and Technical College students Eva Howard, Sue English and Ashley Blanton presented President and CEO Dr. George D. Edwards and his wife, Joyce, with framed sketches of the Prestonsburg campus during a holiday celebration and... Tue, 16 Dec 2014 10:51:02 EST Prestonsburg Rotary, others donate gifts to Golden Years http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/150898655/Prestonsburg-Rotary-others-donate-gifts-to-Golden-Years LACKEY — Santa's elves have their work cut out for them this year, if they want to stack up to the dedication and generosity that was on display at Golden Years Nursing Home in Lackey on Thursday. Tue, 16 Dec 2014 10:42:07 EST Retired teachers give back to Betsy Layne kids http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news-news_education/150898673/Retired-teachers-give-back-to-Betsy-Layne-kids BETSY LAYNE — The Floyd County Retired Teachers Association gathered to donate some much-needed funds to the Betsy Layne Elementary Family Resource Youth Services Center (FRYSC) last week, in support of their backpack program. Tue, 16 Dec 2014 10:42:05 EST (No heading) http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/150898701/ Last Thursday, December 4th, a newly formed group of Cub Scouts visited the residents of Prestonsburg Health Care.All in attendance got into the holiday spirit by crafting Christmas tree ornaments and enjoying Christmas cookies! Tue, 16 Dec 2014 10:41:06 EST BLHS safe drivers earn school $25K http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news-news_education/150898664/BLHS-safe-drivers-earn-school-$25K BETSY LAYNE — For the second year in a row, students from Betsy Layne High School participated in State Farm's Celebrate My Drive campaign, producing videos and skits, and netting the school a $25,000 grant in the process. Tue, 16 Dec 2014 10:41:05 EST Edwards named interim KCTCS chancellor http://floydcountytimes.com/news/breaking_news/150899942/Edwards-named-interim-KCTCS-chancellor VERSAILLES – Kentucky Community and Technical College (KCTCS) president- elect Dr. Jay Box today announced Dr. George Edwards has been named interim chancellor effective Jan. 26. As the system-level chief academic officer, the chancellor... Tue, 16 Dec 2014 10:40:02 EST Flu activity becomes widespread, closing schools http://floydcountytimes.com/news/health/150899369/Flu-activity-becomes-widespread-closing-schools Kentucky's flu activity level has become widespread, which means at least half the regions of the state have reported confirmed cases of influenza. Tue, 16 Dec 2014 10:14:05 EST Anti-obesity program targets preschoolers, will expand to rural Kentucky next year http://floydcountytimes.com/news/health/150899344/Anti-obesity-program-targets-preschoolers-will-expand-to-rural-Kentucky-next-year The latest America's Health Rankings report ranks Kentucky as the 47th healthiest state, a fall from 45th last year. With the exception of one year, Kentucky has found itself ranked as one of the bottom 10 states since the rankings began in... Tue, 16 Dec 2014 10:07:07 EST Kentucky drops two spots in America’s Health Rankings http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/150899292/Kentucky-drops-two-spots-in-Americas-Health-Rankings Kentucky dropped two spots in the 25th annual America's Health Rankings report this year and finds itself once again as one of the bottom five healthiest (or unhealthiest) states. Tue, 16 Dec 2014 10:06:03 EST UK researchers awarded CDC grants for cancer research in Appalachia http://floydcountytimes.com/news/health/150899236/UK-researchers-awarded-CDC-grants-for-cancer-research-in-Appalachia LEXINGTON – Two University of Kentucky researchers have been awarded $1.62 million in grants through special interest projects from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Tue, 16 Dec 2014 10:04:16 EST Breaks Park plans job fair for summer employment http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/150898808/Breaks-Park-plans-job-fair-for-summer-employment Breaks Interstate Park will host a job fair on Saturday, January 3 for those interested in seasonal employment at the park this summer. Tue, 16 Dec 2014 09:43:03 EST Passport awards more than $440,000 in grants http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/150898525/Passport-awards-more-than-$440000-in-grants LOUISVILLE – Passport Health Plan gives back to Kentucky communities by awarding grants to organizations around the state that are helping people improve their health and quality of life. Tue, 16 Dec 2014 09:28:06 EST