Floyd County Times- RSS Feed http://floydcountytimes.com/ http://floydcountytimes.com/ Sat, 18 Apr 2015 18:18:22 EST 1800 AG Conway announces Floyd County indictment for trafficking prescription pills http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/152972059/AG-Conway-announces-Floyd-County-indictment-for-trafficking-prescription-pills FRANKFORT - Attorney General Jack Conway today announced a drug trafficking investigation in Floyd County conducted by his statewide prescription drug task force that resulted in an indictment. Thu, 16 Apr 2015 17:00:31 EST Kentucky Afield Outdoors: Spring turkey season opens Saturday http://floydcountytimes.com/news/sports/152971965/Kentucky-Afield-Outdoors:-Spring-turkey-season-opens-Saturday FRANKFORT – The wait is almost over for turkey hunters in Kentucky. Thu, 16 Apr 2015 16:55:31 EST Tuesday Night Songwriters Scene http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/152971333/Tuesday-Night-Songwriters-Scene PRESTONSBURG — The Prestonsburg Tourism Commission's institution of a “Tuesday Nights Songwriters Scene” continues to thrive, with dates and locations announced for the remainder of this month and next. Thu, 16 Apr 2015 16:35:32 EST Four candidates named in presidential search for Big Sandy Community and Technical College http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/152964918/Four-candidates-named-in-presidential-search-for-Big-Sandy-Community-and-Technical-College VERSAILLES — Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS) President Jay Box announced today the names of four candidates to be interviewed for the position of president/CEO of Big Sandy Community and Technical College... Thu, 16 Apr 2015 13:10:32 EST For the Record http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/152959390/For-the-Record MARRIAGE LICENSESKhayla Marie Crider, 26, of Prestonsburg, to Gorden Colby Tackett, 28, of Bevinsville.Wanda Olivia Riley, 23, of Hueysville, to Israel Immanuel... Thu, 16 Apr 2015 12:10:31 EST Options on extending Mountain Parkway discussed http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/152958800/Options-on-extending-Mountain-Parkway-discussed restonsburg – More than 300 people attended a public meeting Tuesday to offer feedback on two options under consideration for extending the Mountain Parkway from Salyersville to Prestonsburg. Thu, 16 Apr 2015 12:00:32 EST KSP arrest man for drunken horse ride on U.S. 23 http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/152961643/KSP-arrest-man-for-drunken-horse-ride-on-U.S.-23 BETSY LAYNE — A Betsy Layne man has been arrested on a litany of charges after police say he was found under the influence while riding a horse on U.S. 23. Thu, 16 Apr 2015 11:40:32 EST Eastern Kentucky ends Eagles’ school-record winning streak http://floydcountytimes.com/news/sports/152962669/Eastern-Kentucky-ends-Eagles-school-record-winning-streak RICHMOND – Eastern Kentucky University turned four double plays, including three to end innings, as the Colonels defeated the Morehead State University baseball team 4-2 at Turkey Hughes Field Wednesday night. Thu, 16 Apr 2015 11:30:34 EST Leadership Floyd County focuses on tourism http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/152962422/Leadership-Floyd-County-focuses-on-tourism PRESTONSBURG — The Leadership Floyd County Academy class met March 24 at the Mountain Arts Center for its fifth professional development session. This session focused on tourism and economic development. Thu, 16 Apr 2015 11:30:31 EST March Madness http://floydcountytimes.com/news/lifestyle/152961902/March-Madness Whoever penned the phrase “March madness” named it perfectly! I have watched entirely too much basketball lately. My mind is still a little fried! How do people do this? Sports are exhausting! Thu, 16 Apr 2015 11:00:31 EST Kentucky’s jobless rate dips to 5.1 percent in March http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/152961823/Kentuckys-jobless-rate-dips-to-5.1-percent-in-March FRANKFORT — Once again, Kentucky's unemployment rate is dropping. Kentucky's seasonally adjusted preliminary March 2015 unemployment rate dipped to 5.1 percent, the lowest rate since June 2001 when it was 5... Thu, 16 Apr 2015 10:55:35 EST The Manitou http://floydcountytimes.com/news/lifestyle/152961769/The-Manitou A phony mystic teams up with a Native American medicine man to save the world from a deadly sorcerer in this final horror flick from Kentucky's best genre filmmaker William Girdler. Thu, 16 Apr 2015 10:55:34 EST Odds favor renters this week http://floydcountytimes.com/news/lifestyle/152961712/Odds-favor-renters-this-week Three hits and only one miss made for a better than average chance of fine entertainment for renters this week. Thu, 16 Apr 2015 10:50:33 EST Special Olympics Kentucky State Games set for June 5-7 http://floydcountytimes.com/news/sports/152961654/Special-Olympics-Kentucky-State-Games-set-for-June-5-7 FRANKFORT - Special Olympics Kentucky will continue the celebration of the program's 45th Anniversary June 5-7 when more than 1,300 athletes are expected to return to Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond for the 2015 State Summer Games. It... Thu, 16 Apr 2015 10:50:31 EST Combs captures Late Model feature win http://floydcountytimes.com/news/sports/152961026/Combs-captures-Late-Model-feature-win SITKA - Veteran driver Chris Combs drove to a feature win in the Late Model class at 201 Speedway on Saturday night. The Johnson County track hosted drivers for its season-opener over the weekend. Thu, 16 Apr 2015 10:35:31 EST Elementary volleyball tournament starts http://floydcountytimes.com/news/sports/152960428/Elementary-volleyball-tournament-starts EASTERN - The Floyd County elementary volleyball tournament got underway at Allen Central High School's J.E. Campbell Arena on Monday night. Thu, 16 Apr 2015 10:10:31 EST Equal Pay Day http://floydcountytimes.com/news/opinion/152960813/Equal-Pay-Day When Doris and Don Fisher opened their small retail store in 1969, they each put up $21,000 in savings and, without even discussing it, paid each other the same salary. That's how equal partnerships work. Thu, 16 Apr 2015 10:05:34 EST Opposition to SNAP block grant http://floydcountytimes.com/news/opinion/152960691/Opposition-to-SNAP-block-grant Much attention has been given to the fact that SNAP participation has grown significantly in recent years. When combined with myths about the program and the people who receive benefits, some are justifying dangerous policy changes and funding cuts... Thu, 16 Apr 2015 10:05:32 EST Local communities, hospitals enjoy healthy financial boost thanks to Medicaid expansion http://floydcountytimes.com/news/opinion/152960564/Local-communities-hospitals-enjoy-healthy-financial-boost-thanks-to-Medicaid-expansion The Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS) has long enjoyed a strong working relationship with Kentucky's rural hospitals. As both a regulator and funding source, the Cabinet's focus is on cost-effective, high-quality services that... Thu, 16 Apr 2015 10:00:32 EST Treasurer candidate talks experience, platform http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/152960486/Treasurer-candidate-talks-experience-platform PRESTONSBURG — Former state representative and candidate for Kentucky Treasurer Richard Henderson stopped in Prestonsburg on Wednesday on a tour of Eastern Kentucky. 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