Floyd County Times- RSS Feed http://floydcountytimes.com/ http://floydcountytimes.com/ Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:13:40 EST 1800 Rental Central http://floydcountytimes.com/news/opinion_columns/3581598/Rental-Central A few gems hit the rental shelves this week, but beware of the stinkers that will be sitting right next to them with colorful packaging. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Juvenile justice bill heading to governor’s desk http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/3576167/Juvenile-justice-bill-heading-to-governors-desk FRANKFORT — The General Assembly passed a measure Monday that would update the state's juvenile justice system. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST You pay taxes – Why doesn’t General Electric? http://floydcountytimes.com/news/opinion/3575484/You-pay-taxes--Why-doesnt-General-Electric You pay your fair share of taxes. Small businesses do too. It's the price we pay to educate our kids, protect our communities and have some security in retirement. Why shouldn't some of America's largest corporations pay their fair... Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST A legislative perspective http://floydcountytimes.com/news/opinion/3575370/A-legislative-perspective Early this week, lawmakers in Frankfort wrapped up the 2014 General Assembly, accomplishing some long-debated legislative matters and finalizing Kentucky's priorities over the next two years. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Big Sandy announces Ed2Go schedule http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news_education/3575288/Big-Sandy-announces-Ed2Go-schedule PRESTONSBURG – Below are workforce classes we offer 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... Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Young entrepreneurs blazing a path in East Ky. http://floydcountytimes.com/news/opinion/3571326/Young-entrepreneurs-blazing-a-path-in-East-Ky. A pair of announcements this week highlights the entrepreneurial talent in the eastern half of Kentucky. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Four Bobcats sign to play college football http://floydcountytimes.com/news/sports/3574746/Four-Bobcats-sign-to-play-college-football BETSY LAYNE - Four Betsy Layne High School football players signed to play at the next level on Thursday. Blake Spencer signed as a preferred walk-on with the University of Kentucky. Three of his teammates - Zach Bowens, Jordan Stewart and Avery Boyd... Tue, 15 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Michigan meth suspect caught in Pike http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/3576400/Michigan-meth-suspect-caught-in-Pike PIKEVILLE — A man arrested in Pikeville last week is accused of manufactuing methamphetamine as part of a drug conspiracy in Detroit. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Floyd County Animal Shelter now home to art wall http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news-news_education/3577052/Floyd-County-Animal-Shelter-now-home-to-art-wall PRESTONSBURG — Floyd County Animal Shelter is Prestonsburg's latest art gallery, now that shelter manager Shauna Brown has decorated the walls with animal-themed art. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Speaker to discuss recovery at May CADA meeting http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/3577260/Speaker-to-discuss-recovery-at-May-CADA-meeting PRESTONSBURG — May's meeting of Communities Against Drug Addiction will feature a very special guest speaker. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST AARP Tax Aide program ends busiest year yet http://floydcountytimes.com/news/lifestyle/3577036/AARP-Tax-Aide-program-ends-busiest-year-yet PRESTONSBURG — Tuesday marked the income tax deadline, and with it, the last day of work for volunteers with AARP's Tax Aide program. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Self-defense claimed in Bypro shooting http://floydcountytimes.com/news/breaking_news-news/3576899/Self-defense-claimed-in-Bypro-shooting PRESTONSBURG — New details about last week's fatal shooting in Bypro came to light at Tyler Shehan's preliminary hearing in Floyd County District Court on Tuesday. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Kentucky retail food prices get slight bump in first quarter of 2014 http://floydcountytimes.com/news/business/3576176/Kentucky-retail-food-prices-get-slight-bump-in-first-quarter-of-2014 The latest Marketbasket Survey, conducted by the Kentucky Farm Bureau (KFB) Federation in March 2014, indicates that average retail food prices in supermarkets across the state are holding fairly steady with just slight increases reported in the first... Tue, 15 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST UPike students receive awards at Blue Ridge Undergraduate Research Conference http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news_education/3576028/UPike-students-receive-awards-at-Blue-Ridge-Undergraduate-Research-Conference PIKEVILLE – University of Pikeville students and faculty recently attended the 21st annual Blue Ridge Undergraduate Research Conference hosted by Lincoln Memorial University in Harrogate, Tenn. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Third-annual Appalachian Days set for April 22, 23 http://floydcountytimes.com/news/lifestyle/3576016/Third-annual-Appalachian-Days-set-for-April-22-23 PRESTONSBURG – Big Sandy Community and Technical College's Regional Office of Cultural Diversity will hold the third-annual Appalachian Days on the Prestonsburg campus on Tuesday, April 22 and Wednesday, April 23. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Gallery features Big Sandy students’ artwork http://floydcountytimes.com/news/lifestyle/3575982/Gallery-features-Big-Sandy-students-artwork PRESTONSBURG – The Art Gallery at Big Sandy Community and Technical College will feature an exhibit of drawings and paintings from students through Friday, May 9. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Nothwehr, Bears come up short at Cumberland http://floydcountytimes.com/news/sports/3574146/Nothwehr-Bears-come-up-short-at-Cumberland LEBANON, Tenn. – Powered by Zach Nothwehr going 3-for-4 at the plate, the University of Pikeville baseball team led Cumberland (Tenn.) 2-1 in the seventh inning, but errors and some key hits allowed the Bulldogs to take the lead late and hold on... Tue, 15 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Goforth a refreshing step back in time http://floydcountytimes.com/news/lifestyle/3575940/Goforth-a-refreshing-step-back-in-time PAINTSVILLE – Jared Goforth is a lot of things, but he's most proud of being a refreshing step back in time. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST UPIKE finishes fourth at NDA National Championships http://floydcountytimes.com/news/sports/3574204/UPIKE-finishes-fourth-at-NDA-National-Championships DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – In its first trip to the National Dance Association (NDA) National Championships, the University of Pikeville finished fourth in the NAIA Small-Team Performance Finals on Friday. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Workforce training class schedule http://floydcountytimes.com/news/business-news_education/3575414/Workforce-training-class-schedule PRESTONSBURG – Here's a list of workforce training opportunities sponsored by Big Sandy Community and Technical College: Tue, 15 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST