Floyd County Times- RSS NEWS Feed http://floydcountytimes.com/section/NEWS http://floydcountytimes.com/section/NEWS Sat, 23 May 2015 23:07:16 EST 1800 SOAR dates available for first-year and transfer students http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/153642104/SOAR-dates-available-for-first-year-and-transfer-students MOREHEAD - Morehead State University has three Student Orientation, Advising and Registration (SOAR) programs available in preparation for the 2015 fall semester. Thu, 21 May 2015 16:00:33 EST May 22 designated “Don’t Fry Day” http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/153641883/May-22-designated-Dont-Fry-Day ASHLAND — Summer is almost here and the Friday prior to Memorial Day weekend has been designated by the American Cancer Society and the National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention as “Don't Fry Day,” to encourage sun safety... Thu, 21 May 2015 15:55:31 EST Deadline to register for College Application Month nears http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/153636142/Deadline-to-register-for-College-Application-Month-nears FRANKFORT - The deadline to register for Kentucky College Application Month is June 30. Thu, 21 May 2015 12:25:31 EST Woman’s Club, city plant redbud tree downtown http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/153635917/Womans-Club-city-plant-redbud-tree-downtown PRESTONSBURG — The GFWC-KY Prestonsburg Woman's Club in collaboration with the City of Prestonsburg celebrated Arbor Day in a ceremony Friday morning at the fountain courtyard downtown. Thu, 21 May 2015 12:20:32 EST Kentucky’s jobless rate falls to 5 percent in April http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/153636055/Kentuckys-jobless-rate-falls-to-5-percent-in-April FRANKFORT — Kentucky's unemployment rate continued to decrease as it fell to a seasonally adjusted preliminary April 2015 level of 5 percent from a revised 5.1 percent in March 2015, and well below the national rate, according to the... Thu, 21 May 2015 12:20:31 EST BSCTC among most promising places to work in community colleges http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/153635209/BSCTC-among-most-promising-places-to-work-in-community-colleges PRESTONSBURG – Big Sandy Community and Technical College (BSCTC) has been named one of the 2015 Most Promising Places to Work in Community Colleges by the Center for Higher Education Enterprise (CHEE) at The Ohio State University. Thu, 21 May 2015 11:45:31 EST Grandmother faces charges after baby found in road http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/153635039/Grandmother-faces-charges-after-baby-found-in-road MARTIN — A woman has been arrested after police say passersby found an infant that was in her care crawling on the road outside the home. Thu, 21 May 2015 11:35:32 EST Coach Cal receives 2015 Alltech Humanitarian Award http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/153633911/Coach-Cal-receives-2015-Alltech-Humanitarian-Award John Calipari, head men's basketball coach for the University of Kentucky, received Alltech's prestigious 2015 Humanitarian Award on his home court at Rupp Arena on Wednesday. He addressed more than 3,000 attendees from 68 nations on the... Thu, 21 May 2015 11:25:32 EST Attorney General Conway releases final election fraud hotline report http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/153633680/Attorney-General-Conway-releases-final-election-fraud-hotline-report FRANKFORT — Attorney General Jack Conway announced Wednesday that his Election Fraud Hotline received 16 calls from 11 counties between 6 a.m. and 7 p.m. (EST) during yesterday's primary election. Almost all of the calls were procedural in... Thu, 21 May 2015 10:45:32 EST Four injured in two car wreck on U.S. 23 http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/153631886/Four-injured-in-two-car-wreck-on-U.S.-23 PRESTONSBURG — A two-vehicle crash on U.S. 23 sent all four people involved to the hospital, some with severe injuries. Thu, 21 May 2015 09:30:31 EST Mayor, AARP celebrate elders http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/153631774/Mayor-AARP-celebrate-elders PRESTONSBURG — Not every birthday party starts off with a proclamation by the mayor. Thu, 21 May 2015 09:25:31 EST For the Record http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/153631132/For-the-Record MARRIAGE LICENSESHeidi B. Slack, 26, of Martin to Weston L. Reid, 24, of Martin.Brandy Marie Evans, 39, of Prestonsburg, to Michael Eugene Hartley, 34, of Prestonsburg. Thu, 21 May 2015 08:25:31 EST School-record three UK teams win NCAA Academic Progress Rate Award http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/153630596/School-record-three-UK-teams-win-NCAA-Academic-Progress-Rate-Award LEXINGTON - The University of Kentucky has a school-record three teams - women's cross country, men's golf and men's basketball - that have received awards for their Academic Progress Rate scores, the NCAA announced... Thu, 21 May 2015 06:25:31 EST MSPR to broadcast Kentucky Writers Hall of Fame http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/153630576/MSPR-to-broadcast-Kentucky-Writers-Hall-of-Fame MOREHEAD - Morehead State Public Radio (WMKY/90.3FM) will present a program showcasing Kentucky writers. Thu, 21 May 2015 06:20:33 EST MSU Summer Arts Academy set for June 7-13 http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/153630554/MSU-Summer-Arts-Academy-set-for-June-7-13 MOREHEAD - Morehead State University's Summer Arts Academy (SAA) will be on campus June 7-13. Thu, 21 May 2015 06:20:32 EST Prestonsburg attorney will be on November ballot, governor’s race too close to call http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/153607960/Prestonsburg-attorney-will-be-on-November-ballot-governors-race-too-close-to-call FRANKFORT — While the Republican race for governor is getting most of the attention Wednesday morning, as fewer than 100 votes separated former Agricultural Commissioner James Comer and former U.S. Senate hopeful Matt Bevin, a Floyd County... Wed, 20 May 2015 08:55:31 EST KYTC to further study cross-country alternative http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/153573465/KYTC-to-further-study-cross-country-alternative PRESTONSBURG - Based on positive feedback from a recent public meeting, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet will carry forward its preliminary evaluation of a cross-country corridor for extending the Mountain Parkway from Salyersville to... Tue, 19 May 2015 19:10:31 EST BSCTC holds commencement ceremonies http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/153573108/BSCTC-holds-commencement-ceremonies PRESTONSBURG - Big Sandy Community and Technical College (BSCTC) held its commencement ceremonies on May 8-9 at the Mountain Arts Center. Tue, 19 May 2015 18:50:35 EST BSCTC announces Great Teacher Award recipients http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/153572899/BSCTC-announces-Great-Teacher-Award-recipients PRESTONSBURG – Professor Tammy Ball and Associate Professor Laura Ford Hall were honored with the prestigious Great Teacher Award during a commencement ceremony held by Big Sandy Community and Technical College (BSCTC) at the Mountain Arts... Tue, 19 May 2015 18:45:31 EST Elliott, Trout, Baker and Branham earn BSCTC Outstanding Alumni Award http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/153572708/Elliott-Trout-Baker-and-Branham-earn-BSCTC-Outstanding-Alumni-Award PRESTONSBURG - Big Sandy Community and Technical College (BSCTC) recognized four former students with its prestigious Outstanding Alumni award during commencement ceremonies held on May 8-9 at the Mountain Arts Center. Tue, 19 May 2015 18:35:31 EST