Floyd County Times- RSS NEWS?profile=1011 Feed http://floydcountytimes.com/section/NEWS?profile=1011 http://floydcountytimes.com/section/NEWS?profile=1011 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 21:22:40 EST 1800 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 (No heading) http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/50060593/ PRESTONSBURG — The Floyd County Rotary Club presented Earlene Newsome Nelson a check for $300 to support the Town Branch Church of Prestonsburg's annual backpack and school supply giveaway for those in need. The project is in its 20th... Thu, 24 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Loving family matriarch remembered http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/50060509/Loving-family-matriarch-remembered PRESTONSBURG — A loving mother and friend of the community would have been 100 years old this month. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Floyd County teachers attend Professional Development Academy http://floydcountytimes.com/news/home_top-news-news_education-schools/50060098/Floyd-County-teachers-attend-Professional-Development-Academy EASTERN — Before Floyd County students return to school in August, their teachers were already hitting the classroom this week in Floyd County Schools' Professional Development Academy, held over two days at Allen Central High... Thu, 24 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Wildcats honored for academics by NABC http://floydcountytimes.com/news/sports/50061230/Wildcats-honored-for-academics-by-NABC KANSAS CITY, Mo. - For the second-consecutive season the Kentucky men's basketball program was honored by the National Association of Basketball Coaches for team academic excellence. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Small businesses want minimum wage increase http://floydcountytimes.com/news/opinion/50060600/Small-businesses-want-minimum-wage-increase If Congress actually listened to small business owners, the minimum wage would be going up. Instead, July 24 will mark five years without an increase since the federal minimum wage was set at $7.25 an hour in 2009. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Two injured in head-on collision on U.S. 23 http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/50059887/Two-injured-in-head-on-collision-on-U.S.-23 PRESTONSBURG — A two-vehicle accident at the intersection of Town Branch and U.S. 23 on Thursday afternoon sent both drivers to the hospital and stopped traffic in both directions. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST FCERS preparing for 47th annual radio auction http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/50059975/FCERS-preparing-for-47th-annual-radio-auction PRESTONSBURG — Before the grand opening of the Alexander-Goble-Willis Rescue Training Center on August 30, the Floyd County Emergency and Rescue Squad is holding its annual radio auction this Aug. 6-9. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Vacation Bible school http://floydcountytimes.com/news/lifestyle-religion/50060165/Vacation-Bible-school We have just finished our Vacation Bible School. I'm hyper in my head, but only in my head…the rest of me is pooped. I've been sore every day and walk like a really old woman. I am exhausted and I stink…I've been on the... Thu, 24 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Rental Central http://floydcountytimes.com/news/opinion_columns/50059744/Rental-Central Three recent flicks and two older series promised hours of entertainment for those wishing to beat the July heat. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST (No heading) http://floydcountytimes.com/news/opinion_columns/50058630/ A quartet of victims shipwrecks on the worst possible island (since it is utterly infested with the titular creatures) in this horror yarn that snuck into 1950s drive-in cinemas. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST UK Football Fan Day set for Aug. 9 http://floydcountytimes.com/news/sports/50058566/UK-Football-Fan-Day-set-for-Aug.-9 LEXINGTON - Kentucky Football Fan Day has been set for Saturday, Aug. 9 at Nutter Fieldhouse at 9 a.m. ET, with a practice open to the fans following at 10:45 a.m. at Commonwealth Stadium. Admission and parking is free of... Thu, 24 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Rose, ADN closing in on Eastern Kentucky vs. The World http://floydcountytimes.com/news/sports/50057105/Rose-ADN-closing-in-on-Eastern-Kentucky-vs.-The-World PRESTONSBURG - Kent Rose built it and they came. And now, they're coming back. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Allen Central football schedule finalized http://floydcountytimes.com/news/sports/50054236/Allen-Central-football-schedule-finalized EASTERN - The Allen Central football program has finalized and released its schedule for the 2014 season. Allen Central will open the upcoming campaign with back-to-back home games. In all, Allen Central will host six home contests. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Hunt responds to Collins’ withdrawal http://floydcountytimes.com/news/opinion/50056796/Hunt-responds-to-Collins-withdrawal I want to commend Joey Collins for the extraordinary character that he possesses, as shown by his willingness to put the county's welfare above any partisan politics, as that is a rare trait among politicians today. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Kinzer competes in two Schaeffer’s Oil Southern Nationals Series races http://floydcountytimes.com/news/sports/50053747/Kinzer-competes-in-two-Schaeffers-Oil-Southern-Nationals-Series-races ALLEN - Brandon Kinzer and his No. 18 raceteam rolled into picturesque Wythe Raceway (Rural Retreat, Va.) and 411 Motor Speedway (Seymour, Tenn.) Monday and Tuesday (July 21 and July 22) for the first two Schaeffer Oil Southern Nationals Series events... Thu, 24 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST UPIKE men’s soccer program releases schedule http://floydcountytimes.com/news/sports/50053534/UPIKE-mens-soccer-program-releases-schedule PIKEVILLE – First-year University of Pikeville men's soccer coach Adam Johnson released his team's 2014 schedule on Wednesday. The Bears are set to open up the season on Aug. 23 at Berea, while the home opener is on Sept. 4 against... Thu, 24 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST UK Alumni Game tickets to go on sale Monday http://floydcountytimes.com/news/sports/50053704/UK-Alumni-Game-tickets-to-go-on-sale-Monday LEXINGTON - Tickets for the 2014 UK Men's Basketball Alumni Charity Game, which will be held August 24 at 6 p.m. ET in Rupp Arena, will go on sale to the public on Monday, July 28, at 10 a.m.. For the first time in three years, a team of UK pros... Thu, 24 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST O’Quinn to guide East Ridge football team http://floydcountytimes.com/news/sports/50053586/OQuinn-to-guide-East-Ridge-football-team LICK CREEK - Kenneth O'Quinn has been named the new head coach of the East Ridge High School football program. O'Quinn is a former assistant coach on the East Ridge and Elkhorn City coaching staffs. He replaces Brad Allen at the helm of... Thu, 24 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Becker tabbed Director of Volleyball Operations http://floydcountytimes.com/news/sports/50053509/Becker-tabbed-Director-of-Volleyball-Operations MOREHEAD - Daniel Becker, who served as Morehead State's graduate assistant for athletic video operations the past two years and produced more than 100 live events for the Ohio Valley Conference Digital Network, has been named the school's... Thu, 24 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST