Floyd County Times- RSS Feed http://floydcountytimes.com/ http://floydcountytimes.com/ Thu, 18 Sep 2014 03:27:33 EST 1800 Local walkers to raise money for diabetes research http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/50640824/Local-walkers-to-raise-money-for-diabetes-research PRESTONSBURG – Over 500 walkers representing local corporations, families, schools, and other organizations are anticipated to come out to Big Sandy Community and Technical College in Prestonsburg, on Saturday, September 27th in support of the... Wed, 17 Sep 2014 14:39:10 EST ‘Career Craze’ as Wesley http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news_education/50640623/Career-Craze-as-Wesley PRESTONSBURG – Big Sandy Community and Technical College (BSCTC) and its Workforce Solutions team held a Career Craze camp on August 22-22 and 28-29 for seventh and eighth-grade students at Wesley Christian School. Wed, 17 Sep 2014 14:33:07 EST Chance encounter leads to rewarding career as respiratory therapist http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news_education/50639953/Chance-encounter-leads-to-rewarding-career-as-respiratory-therapist PRESTONSBURG – Like many teenagers, Megan Wells struggled with the decision of what to do beyond high school. A chance encounter with a respiratory therapist while visiting her great-grandmother in hospital changed the course of her... Wed, 17 Sep 2014 14:07:07 EST Nature weekend events http://floydcountytimes.com/news/lifestyle/50639325/Nature-weekend-events Friday, September 261 p.m. - Hike on lake & Cold Spring trail - Meet the interpretive guide at the Visitor Center for a short hike and learn about the various... Wed, 17 Sep 2014 13:41:06 EST Third annual Nature Weekend planned at Breaks Park, Sept 26-28 http://floydcountytimes.com/news/lifestyle/50639021/Third-annual-Nature-Weekend-planned-at-Breaks-Park-Sept-26-28 Breaks Park will pay tribute to nature with an entire weekend dedicated to programs focusing on such topics as ecology, geology, birding, wildlife, plants, elk, and much more with the third annual Nature Weekend. Wed, 17 Sep 2014 13:28:03 EST Family Life: Three brides http://floydcountytimes.com/news/lifestyle-religion/50671529/Family-Life:-Three-brides A few weeks ago, my beloved was preaching about the Bride of Christ — the Church. He compared many points to a traditional American wedding ceremony. Unfortunately, he didn't have very much personal experience to share. We... Wed, 17 Sep 2014 13:06:06 EST McConnell, Grimes both have shortcomings with voters in poll http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/50671258/McConnell-Grimes-both-have-shortcomings-with-voters-in-poll Alison Lundergan Grimes is struggling to become familiar even to her fellow Democrats, but Republican Sen. Mitch McConnell may be losing touch with voters who have elected him to 30 years in the Senate, according to some Kentuckians who said they plan... Wed, 17 Sep 2014 12:38:06 EST Saint Joseph Martin to host Senior Health Festival http://floydcountytimes.com/news/health/50636880/Saint-Joseph-Martin-to-host-Senior-Health-Festival MARTIN — Saint Joseph Martin, part of KentuckyOne Health, will host a Senior Health Festival on Thursday, September 25 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Graceway United Methodist Church (8410 Kentucky 80). Wed, 17 Sep 2014 11:31:05 EST Kentucky professor works to improve irrigation efficiency, soil health in high tunnels http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news_agricultural/50669085/Kentucky-professor-works-to-improve-irrigation-efficiency-soil-health-in-high-tunnels Seasonal high tunnels have emerged in the past few years as an important tool for farmers wanting to extend their growing seasons. Right now, thanks to a Conservation Innovation Grant from USDA, a University of Kentucky professor is studying them... Wed, 17 Sep 2014 10:26:04 EST Red River Gorge site of Living Archaeology Weekend http://floydcountytimes.com/news/lifestyle/50668534/Red-River-Gorge-site-of-Living-Archaeology-Weekend FRANKFORT – Gov. Steve Beshear has proclaimed September as Kentucky Archaeology Month to commemorate the contributions made through the professional practice of archaeology toward the public's understanding of – and appreciation for... Wed, 17 Sep 2014 09:39:06 EST Black lung returns to 1969 levels http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/50653817/Black-lung-returns-to-1969-levels Gains made in the fight against black lung disease since 1969 have been all but erased, according to new data released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. Tue, 16 Sep 2014 13:24:10 EST Market ranks first in state, fourth in U.S. http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/50654924/Market-ranks-first-in-state-fourth-in-U.S. PRESTONSBURG — Floyd County is making a splash on the state and national levels, after its farmers market posted some lofty numbers in “I Love My Farmers Market” promotion staged by American Farmland Trust. Tue, 16 Sep 2014 13:23:06 EST Case leads Bobcats over Allen Central http://floydcountytimes.com/news/sports/50649515/Case-leads-Bobcats-over-Allen-Central BETSY LAYNE - Betsy Layne senior quarterback Peyton Case had a hand in on six touchdowns as the host Bobcats beat Floyd County rival Allen Central 49-14on Friday night. Tue, 16 Sep 2014 13:06:06 EST Rebels capture eighth 15th Region All ‘A’ Classic title http://floydcountytimes.com/news/sports/50649370/Rebels-capture-eighth-15th-Region-All-A-Classic-title HI HAT - Allen Central is set to compete in another All “A” Classic statewide volleyball tournament. Three-time defending 15th Region champion Allen Central captured its eighth 15th Region All “A” Classic late last week,... Tue, 16 Sep 2014 12:38:07 EST A problem far worse than radioactive waste http://floydcountytimes.com/news/opinion/50637640/A-problem-far-worse-than-radioactive-waste Imagine walking into a business, whether to work or simply to shop, and seeing a patron of the store walking around with radioactive waste, seemingly oblivious to exposing himself and everyone else to its dangers. Quite naturally, you would be... Tue, 16 Sep 2014 12:12:06 EST No injuries in Monday crash http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/50650613/No-injuries-in-Monday-crash PRESTONSBURG — Three vehicles were damaged after a minor accident at Calhoun's Garage Monday morning. Tue, 16 Sep 2014 11:35:10 EST Schools, Chamber talk wi-fi http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news-news_education/50650317/Schools-Chamber-talk-wi-fi PRESTONSBURG — The Floyd County Chamber of Commerce held a networking luncheon meeting on September 9, 2014 at Jenny Wiley State Resort Park. The topic for this luncheon was education in Floyd County and the digital conversion implementation... Tue, 16 Sep 2014 11:34:07 EST BSCTC remembers 9/11 http://floydcountytimes.com/news/home_top-news/50651519/BSCTC-remembers-9/11 PRESTONSBURG — Thursday marked the 13th year since the tragic events of September 11, 2001, and Big Sandy Community and Technical College remembered the day with a somber memorial service. Tue, 16 Sep 2014 11:22:06 EST UK men’s basketball exhibition schedule set http://floydcountytimes.com/news/sports/50652019/UK-mens-basketball-exhibition-schedule-set LEXINGTON – The Kentucky-Georgetown College men's basketball exhibition game, initially slated for Nov. 7, will now be played Sunday, Nov. 9 in Rupp Arena. Tipoff is set for 7 p.m. and the game will be televised live on the SEC... Tue, 16 Sep 2014 10:38:16 EST Garrett Johnson named SEC Freshman of the Week http://floydcountytimes.com/news/sports/50651920/Garrett-Johnson-named-SEC-Freshman-of-the-Week LEXINGTON - After setting a University of Kentucky freshman record with 154 receiving yards on Saturday at Florida, wide receiver Garrett Johnson has been tabbed the Southeastern Conference Freshman of the Week, it was announced on Monday night during... Tue, 16 Sep 2014 10:32:06 EST