Floyd County Times- RSS NEWS Feed http://floydcountytimes.com/section/NEWS http://floydcountytimes.com/section/NEWS Tue, 22 Jul 2014 07:16:26 EST 1800 (No heading) http://floydcountytimes.com/news/lifestyle/317243/ Toufic Saad, professor of mathematics, held an Anti-Bullying class on Friday, July 18, on the Prestonsburg campus of Big Sandy Community and Technical College. Saad, shown with 10-year-old Kaylee Jarrell, held the event in partnership with the... Mon, 21 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST District named tops in the area for second straight year http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/316879/District-named-tops-in-the-area-for-second-straight-year The Floyd County Conservation District was recently honored for its outstanding dedication and leadership by being named the top conservation district for the second straight year in Area 8. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST For the Record http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/3909181/For-the-Record MARRIAGE LICENSESDebra J. Hampton, 46, of Virgie, to Gary Wayne Ray, 52, of Virgie.Samantha B. Goble, 28, of Banner, to Paul Aaron Burgess, 32, of Banner. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Stolen electricity sends ex-con back to prison http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/3911111/Stolen-electricity-sends-ex-con-back-to-prison PIKEVILLE — A Floyd County man is headed back to prison, after admitting to a violation of his federal probation. Thu, 17 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Road to Fame finals set for Saturday http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/3910394/Road-to-Fame-finals-set-for-Saturday PRESTONSBURG — The final round of the 2014 Country Music Highway Road to Fame contest is set for 7:30 this Saturday night at the Mountain Arts Center in Prestonsburg. Thu, 17 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Paving on U.S. 23 in Floyd starts Friday http://floydcountytimes.com/news/breaking_news-news/3910988/Paving-on-U.S.-23-in-Floyd-starts-Friday PRESTONSBURG – Paving on U.S. 23 in Floyd County starts Friday morning, July 18, according to Jerry Lowe, Engineering Technologist with Highway District 12. Thu, 17 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Candlelight vigil held before upcoming HRMC contract talks http://floydcountytimes.com/news/home_top-news/3909205/Candlelight-vigil-held-before-upcoming-HRMC-contract-talks PRESTONSBURG — Highlands Regional Medical Center union workers and supporters turned out en masse Tuesday evening for a candlelight prayer vigil organized to demonstrate solidarity as final negotiations with hospital administrators... Thu, 17 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Reward offered in Skeans Marathon robbery http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/3909198/Reward-offered-in-Skeans-Marathon-robbery PRESTONSBURG — After the armed robbery of his family-owned convenience store earlier this week, Anthony Skeans is on a mission to make sure the guilty party is found and punished. Thu, 17 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Jenny Wiley Theatre http://floydcountytimes.com/news/lifestyle-religion/3910054/Jenny-Wiley-Theatre I can still remember the first time I went to the Jenny Wiley Theatre. It was awesome! My grandparents took my sister and me to see “I Do, I Do” in 1978. Thu, 17 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST University of Pikeville hosts PEPP Program http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news_education/3909960/University-of-Pikeville-hosts-PEPP-Program PIKEVILLE –Kentucky high school students from 16 counties across the region recently completed the annual Professional Education Preparation Program (PEPP) at the University of Pikeville-Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine (KYCOM). This... Thu, 17 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Man in women’s underwear charged with exposure http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/3908091/Man-in-womens-underwear-charged-with-exposure PRESTONSBURG — A Perry County man was arrested on numerous charges, after two women complained to police that he exposed himself to them in the Walmart parking lot. Wed, 16 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Robinson, Whicker sentencing delayed again http://floydcountytimes.com/news/breaking_news-news/3908394/Robinson-Whicker-sentencing-delayed-again PIKEVILLE — A $100,000 question has delayed the sentencing of two former Martin city officials nearly three months. Wed, 16 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST New maps could boost building, buying http://floydcountytimes.com/news/home_top-news/3903156/New-maps-could-boost-building-buying PRESTONSBURG — The city could be just a year away from some major changes in the real estate and construction markets, as federal officials are nearing a major overhaul to area flood maps. Tue, 15 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Family, friends help celebrate 105th birthday http://floydcountytimes.com/news/home_top-lifestyle-local_features-news/3901910/Family-friends-help-celebrate-105th-birthday PRESTONSBURG — When Goldie Conn requested that her 105th birthday be celebrated with “some kind of shindig,” the staff at Prestonsburg Healthcare was happy to oblige. Tue, 15 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Worldwide Equipment fire likely electrical http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/3902732/Worldwide-Equipment-fire-likely-electrical PRESTONSBURG — Work is still ongoing to clean up and rebuild after an intense fire devastated Worldwide Equipment's parts and service building in Prestonsburg two weeks ago. But first, officials with the company want to know what caused... Tue, 15 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Floyd County Recovery Celebration on track for Sept. 20 http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/3901936/Floyd-County-Recovery-Celebration-on-track-for-Sept.-20 PRESTONSBURG — Plans are being made for what organizers are calling a Floyd County Recovery Celebration, scheduled for September 20 at 6 p.m. at Archer Park in Prestonsburg. Tue, 15 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Kentucky, China collaborate on large-scale carbon capture project http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/3902171/Kentucky-China-collaborate-on-large-scale-carbon-capture-project LEXINGTON — The University of Kentucky has entered into an agreement with a major Chinese petrochemical conglomerate to develop technologies to capture, utilize and store 1 million tons of carbon dioxide per year from a coal-fired power plant in... Tue, 15 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Kentucky ranks No. 4 in painkiller prescriptions http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/3902163/Kentucky-ranks-No.-4-in-painkiller-prescriptions Powerful painkillers are a contributing factor in the the rising rate of overdose deaths in the U.S., especially in Kentucky, where officials have recommended more measures be taken to monitor painkiller prescriptions. Now the government is pointing... Tue, 15 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Law requires eye exam for children going to public school for first time http://floydcountytimes.com/news/health-news_education/3901410/Law-requires-eye-exam-for-children-going-to-public-school-for-first-time FRANKFORT – Notebooks, pencils and clothes are at the top of most back-to-school lists, but a comprehensive eye exam should be included as well. Tue, 15 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST BSCTC workforce and community education calendar http://floydcountytimes.com/news/business/3901394/BSCTC-workforce-and-community-education-calendar PRESTONSBURG – Here's a list of workforce training opportunities sponsored by Big Sandy Community and Technical College's Workforce Solutions team: Tue, 15 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST