Floyd County Times- RSS Feed http://floydcountytimes.com/ http://floydcountytimes.com/ Wed, 24 Sep 2014 00:28:22 EST 1800 City borrows money to pay for flood repairs http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/50734633/City-borrows-money-to-pay-for-flood-repairs PRESTONSBURG — The city council voted Monday night to open a line of credit in order to pay for flood recovery projects, while waiting for state and federal reimbursements. Tue, 23 Sep 2014 12:18:10 EST United Way questions city spending http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/50733697/United-Way-questions-city-spending PRESTONSBURG — Citing concerns with how the money is being spent, the United Way of Eastern Kentucky has frozen its donation this year to Prestonsburg Senior Citizens and has no plans to consider future donations until its concerns are... Tue, 23 Sep 2014 11:58:08 EST Recovery Celebration a big success http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/50730680/Recovery-Celebration-a-big-success PRESTONSBURG — Representatives from local and state government, schools, churches, and addiction recovery centers gathered at Archer Park on Saturday for the Floyd County Recovery Celebration. Tue, 23 Sep 2014 11:23:06 EST Rotary District Governor visits local clubs http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/50730678/--Rotary-District-Governor-visits-local-clubs PRESTONSBURG — The Prestonsburg Rotary Club and the Floyd County Emergency and Rescue Squad hosted a joint gathering with Paintsville's Rotary Club to welcome visiting District 6740 Governor John Salyers and his wife... Tue, 23 Sep 2014 11:22:05 EST Prestonsburg Healthcare hosts semi-annual city breakfast http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/50732102/Prestonsburg-Healthcare-hosts-semi-annual-city-breakfast PRESTONSBURG — The staff of Prestonsburg Healthcare hosted their semi-annual breakfast for firefighters, police officers, and other city employees to say thanks for the work they do. Tue, 23 Sep 2014 11:21:09 EST Cow Creek hollow subject to dispute at fiscal court http://floydcountytimes.com/news/home_top-news/50732098/Cow-Creek-hollow-subject-to-dispute-at-fiscal-court PRESTONSBURG — Friday's regular meeting of the Floyd County Fiscal Court saw a heated exchange between the court and a resident of Cow Creek. Tue, 23 Sep 2014 11:21:06 EST Accepting the climate scare a recipe for failure http://floydcountytimes.com/news/opinion/50732761/Accepting-the-climate-scare-a-recipe-for-failure The United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) is making a serious strategic mistake in their efforts to block the Obama administration's proposed regulations on carbon-dioxide (CO2) emissions from coal-fired power plants. The points the UMWA bring... Tue, 23 Sep 2014 10:44:10 EST General Aviation is a key tool for small businesses and the economy http://floydcountytimes.com/news/opinion/50732674/General-Aviation-is-a-key-tool-for-small-businesses-and-the-economy When I formed my company, Mainstream Commercial Divers Inc., over 25 years ago, we learned quickly that having our own airplane was integral to our success. Whether it was quickly getting to locations to perform emergency repairs, or delivering... Tue, 23 Sep 2014 10:39:05 EST Blackcats visit Riverview Health Care Center for tailgate party http://floydcountytimes.com/news/sports/50732368/Blackcats-visit-Riverview-Health-Care-Center-for-tailgate-party PRESTONSBURG - The Prestonsburg High School football team and PHS cheerleaders visited Riverview Health Care Center for a tailgate party on Thursday. Tue, 23 Sep 2014 10:30:08 EST Restoring freedom to information in the Freedom of Information Act http://floydcountytimes.com/news/opinion/50732361/Restoring-freedom-to-information-in-the-Freedom-of-Information-Act Over time federal agencies have flipped the Freedom of Information Act (ACT) on its head. Congress clearly intended the FOIA to be a tool for the public to pry information out of federal agencies. In recent years, however, agencies have blatantly... Tue, 23 Sep 2014 10:24:05 EST (No heading) http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/50731875/ Prestonsburg Tourism captures first place in Chamber golf scramblePRESTONSBURG — The Floyd County Chamber of Commerce held its annual golf scramble, Sept. 18, at StoneCrest Golf Course in Prestonsburg. Tue, 23 Sep 2014 10:03:08 EST UPIKE men’s bowling team places fifth in UNOH Racer Classic http://floydcountytimes.com/news/sports/50731787/UPIKE-mens-bowling-team-places-fifth-in-UNOH-Racer-Classic LIMA, Ohio - In the first event of the 2014-15 season, the University of Pikeville men's bowling team took fifth place at the Northwestern Ohio Racer Classic on Sunday at Westgate Lanes. Tue, 23 Sep 2014 09:48:04 EST Johnson public defender snared in drug indictment http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/50731613/Johnson-public-defender-snared-in-drug-indictment PAINTSVILLE — A longtime Johnson County public defender and her son were arrested last week, charged with a variety of drug offenses. Tue, 23 Sep 2014 09:46:04 EST (No heading) http://floydcountytimes.com/news/sports/50731243/ LOUISVILLE - Allen Central fell to eventual champion St. Henry in the All “A” State Tournament on Saturday. Tue, 23 Sep 2014 09:43:05 EST Ed2Go announces schedule of classes http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news_education/50731395/Ed2Go-announces-schedule-of-classes PRESTONSBURG – Below are classes offered through our ed2go program. These classes are offered monthly and last for six weeks. Students have access to instructors 24/7 and a score of 75 percent must be achieved to pass each course. For more... Tue, 23 Sep 2014 09:27:06 EST Davis, Campbell win Prestonsburg Big Sandy Idol competition http://floydcountytimes.com/news/lifestyle-news_education/50731320/Davis-Campbell-win-Prestonsburg-Big-Sandy-Idol-competition PRESTONSBURG – Big Sandy Community and Technical College (BSCTC) held its Big Sandy Idol competition at Prestonsburg High on Friday, September 12. Big Sandy Idol is sponsored by Gearheart Communications. Tue, 23 Sep 2014 09:21:05 EST Blackcats handle Hawks on Senior Night http://floydcountytimes.com/news/sports/50730826/Blackcats-handle-Hawks-on-Senior-Night PRESTONSBURG - Prestonsburg posted its fourth straight win on senior night, defeating visiting Pike County Central 31-22 on Friday night.With the win, Prestonsburg improved to 4-1. Tue, 23 Sep 2014 09:06:02 EST New campaign will share more details about Mountain Parkway Expansion http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/50731059/New-campaign-will-share-more-details-about-Mountain-Parkway-Expansion FRANKFORT – The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has launched an online and social media campaign dedicated to sharing the latest information about the Mountain Parkway Expansion with citizens of the Commonwealth. Tue, 23 Sep 2014 09:00:06 EST Rebels drop non-district game to Paintsville http://floydcountytimes.com/news/sports/50730559/Rebels-drop-non-district-game-to-Paintsville PAINTSVILLE - Visiting Allen Central encountered a much-improved Paintsville football team when the two former district rivals hooked up late last week. Paintsville pulled away to win convincingly at home, prevailing 51-8 on Friday... Tue, 23 Sep 2014 08:22:05 EST Men’s College Soccer: St. Catharine 3, Pikeville 1 http://floydcountytimes.com/news/sports/50730404/Mens-College-Soccer:-St.-Catharine-3-Pikeville-1 PIKEVILLE – St. Catharine broke open a 1-1 tie with a pair of second-half goals to top the University of Pikeville men's soccer team 3-1 on Saturday night at the Bob Amos Complex. Tue, 23 Sep 2014 07:43:07 EST