Floyd County Times- RSS NEWS Feed http://floydcountytimes.com/section/NEWS http://floydcountytimes.com/section/NEWS Wed, 4 Mar 2015 13:20:28 EST 1800 Floyd Co. shooting suspects arrested in Texas http://floydcountytimes.com/news/breaking_news-news/152173435/Floyd-Co.-shooting-suspects-arrested-in-Texas AMARILLO, Texas — Authorities in Texas have arrested Floyd Junior Sexton and Jennifer Gayle Jernigan, the last two of three suspects wanted in connection with a fatal shooting in Prestonsburg in November. Wed, 4 Mar 2015 11:25:32 EST KSP Post 9 search warrant turns into major drug bust http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/152159055/KSP-Post-9-search-warrant-turns-into-major-drug-bust WEEKSBURY — On February 26, 2015, the Kentucky State Police Post 9 Criminal Interdiction Team executed a search warrant at the residence of Brandon Hall, located in the Weeksbury Community of Floyd County. The search warrant was obtained after... Tue, 3 Mar 2015 16:55:37 EST Kentucky awarded grant to help reduce childhood hunger http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/152152375/Kentucky-awarded-grant-to-help-reduce-childhood-hunger FRANKFORT – Monday, Governor Steve Beshear announced a $3.6 million federal grant for a pilot project to help rural families with children receive more substantial food benefits. Tue, 3 Mar 2015 13:35:32 EST Graves vandalized, reward offered http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/152149898/Graves-vandalized-reward-offered IVEL - Kentucky State Police are looking for information on the individual or individuals who vandalized a Floyd County gravesite. Tue, 3 Mar 2015 12:20:31 EST PSC to take comments in Pikeville in Mountain Water District Rate Case http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/152149514/PSC-to-take-comments-in-Pikeville-in-Mountain-Water-District-Rate-Case PIKEVILLE - The Kentucky Public Service Commission (PSC) will hold a meeting in Pikeville next month to receive public comments on a rate increase proposed by Mountain Water District Tue, 3 Mar 2015 11:55:31 EST (No heading) http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/152149411/ Calendar items will be printed as space permits Tue, 3 Mar 2015 11:50:32 EST Barber, Stumbo among three candidates to fill vacancy http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/152148862/Barber-Stumbo-among-three-candidates-to-fill-vacancy FRANKFORT - The Judicicual Nominating Commission has named its three canidates to replace former state Supreme Court Justice Will T. Scott. Two of the three candidates selected by the Judicial Nominating Commission to replace Scott hail from the... Tue, 3 Mar 2015 11:45:34 EST Kentucky Afield Outdoors: Why buying your fishing license is important http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/152146017/Kentucky-Afield-Outdoors:-Why-buying-your-fishing-license-is-important FRANKFORT – It is the time of year anglers must make an investment in their future fishing. Current 2014-2015 fishing licenses expire this weekend. If you plan to fish on or after March 1, you'll need a new fishing license. Tue, 3 Mar 2015 09:55:31 EST SOAR Strategy Summit rescheduled for May 11 http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/152145946/SOAR-Strategy-Summit-rescheduled-for-May-11 PIKEVILLE – The 2015 SOAR Strategy Summit has been rescheduled for May 11 at the East Kentucky Expo Center in Pikeville. The original summit, planned for Feb. 16, was canceled due to a snowstorm that blanketed much of Kentucky with up to a foot... Tue, 3 Mar 2015 09:50:32 EST High school art exhibition and competition set for March 4-11 http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/152144496/High-school-art-exhibition-and-competition-set-for-March-4-11 MOREHEAD - The main gallery of Morehead State University's Claypool-Young Art Building will be the site of the “Kentucky Burley-Coal Region High School Exhibition and Competition,” March 4-11. The annual show is organized in... Tue, 3 Mar 2015 08:45:32 EST UPIKE student art featured in Weber Gallery http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/152144455/UPIKE-student-art-featured-in-Weber-Gallery PIKEVILLE - Post-impressionist painter, Vincent Van Gogh, once said, “I would rather die of passion than of boredom.” University of Pikeville senior Allyson Gibson has a passion for art that not only has become a mode of expression but has... Tue, 3 Mar 2015 08:40:32 EST FCERS hosts fundraising dinner http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/152134609/FCERS-hosts-fundraising-dinner PRESTONSBURG — A showing of Michael Crisp's “The Very Worst Thing” and a barbecue buffet were on hand for patrons supporting the Floyd County Emergency and Rescue Squad at a Saturday fundraising dinner. Tue, 3 Mar 2015 11:00:35 EST Dr. Seuss, reading celebrated at PES http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news-news_education-schools/152134641/Dr.-Seuss-reading-celebrated-at-PES PRESTONSBURG — Although Dr. Seuss resides now in heaven, on his 100th birthday (plus another 11), PES kids got a reading from wonderful guests, and the best part of all, what followed? No tests! Tue, 3 Mar 2015 10:35:31 EST Martin catching up on audits http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/152066767/Martin-catching-up-on-audits MARTIN — The city of Martin is continuing to move toward more sound financial footing after receiving another audit at a regular meeting of the city council on Tuesday. Thu, 26 Feb 2015 13:25:31 EST Floyd Co. professor creates scholarship at EKU http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/152066784/Floyd-Co.-professor-creates-scholarship-at-EKU RICHMOND — After he graduated from Betsy Layne High School and enrolled at Pikeville College in 1949, he didn't have enough money even to ride a bus from his home in the Floyd County community of Harold to Pikeville, just 12 miles away,... Thu, 26 Feb 2015 10:35:31 EST KSP investigates robbery in Stanville http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/152068078/KSP-investigates-robbery-in-Stanville STANVILLE — On Tuesday, February 24, 2015, just before noon, Post 9 Pikeville received a 911 call of an armed robbery at the Stanville Subway in Floyd County. Troopers responded to the scene and determined that an unidentified male entered the... Thu, 26 Feb 2015 10:30:33 EST Play to be performed again after 52 years http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/152067829/Play-to-be-performed-again-after-52-years PRESTONSBURG — It is the summer of 1963, and the river sweeps gently past the green lawns of the Garfield House in Prestonsburg. In Washington, the Kennedys occupy the White House and Camelot is in its fullest flower. Eastern Kentucky has... Thu, 26 Feb 2015 10:25:31 EST East Kentucky Leadership Foundation accepting awards nominations http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/152067732/East-Kentucky-Leadership-Foundation-accepting-awards-nominations PIKEVILLE _ The East Kentucky Leadership Foundation believes the leaders of Eastern Kentucky must work together to deal with problems and opportunities facing the region. Thu, 26 Feb 2015 10:20:32 EST Head Start taking applications soon http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news-news_education-schools/152066774/Head-Start-taking-applications-soon PRESTONSBURG — Floyd County Schools have released their application dates, times, and requirements for the upcoming head start school year. Thu, 26 Feb 2015 09:35:31 EST Hall, Newsome earn regional honors http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/152066508/Hall-Newsome-earn-regional-honors LEXINGTON - A pair of Floyd County natives have earned regional coach of year honors from the Kentucky Association of Basketball Coaches (KABC). Former McDowell Daredevil Brian Hall has been named the Girls' 14th Region Coach of the Year. Thu, 26 Feb 2015 09:30:31 EST