Floyd County Times- RSS NEWS Feed http://floydcountytimes.com/section/NEWS http://floydcountytimes.com/section/NEWS Sat, 18 Apr 2015 22:48:30 EST 1800 AG Conway announces Floyd County indictment for trafficking prescription pills http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/152972059/AG-Conway-announces-Floyd-County-indictment-for-trafficking-prescription-pills FRANKFORT - Attorney General Jack Conway today announced a drug trafficking investigation in Floyd County conducted by his statewide prescription drug task force that resulted in an indictment. Thu, 16 Apr 2015 17:00:31 EST Tuesday Night Songwriters Scene http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/152971333/Tuesday-Night-Songwriters-Scene PRESTONSBURG — The Prestonsburg Tourism Commission's institution of a “Tuesday Nights Songwriters Scene” continues to thrive, with dates and locations announced for the remainder of this month and next. Thu, 16 Apr 2015 16:35:32 EST Four candidates named in presidential search for Big Sandy Community and Technical College http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/152964918/Four-candidates-named-in-presidential-search-for-Big-Sandy-Community-and-Technical-College VERSAILLES — Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS) President Jay Box announced today the names of four candidates to be interviewed for the position of president/CEO of Big Sandy Community and Technical College... Thu, 16 Apr 2015 13:10:32 EST For the Record http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/152959390/For-the-Record MARRIAGE LICENSESKhayla Marie Crider, 26, of Prestonsburg, to Gorden Colby Tackett, 28, of Bevinsville.Wanda Olivia Riley, 23, of Hueysville, to Israel Immanuel... Thu, 16 Apr 2015 12:10:31 EST Options on extending Mountain Parkway discussed http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/152958800/Options-on-extending-Mountain-Parkway-discussed restonsburg – More than 300 people attended a public meeting Tuesday to offer feedback on two options under consideration for extending the Mountain Parkway from Salyersville to Prestonsburg. Thu, 16 Apr 2015 12:00:32 EST KSP arrest man for drunken horse ride on U.S. 23 http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/152961643/KSP-arrest-man-for-drunken-horse-ride-on-U.S.-23 BETSY LAYNE — A Betsy Layne man has been arrested on a litany of charges after police say he was found under the influence while riding a horse on U.S. 23. Thu, 16 Apr 2015 11:40:32 EST Leadership Floyd County focuses on tourism http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/152962422/Leadership-Floyd-County-focuses-on-tourism PRESTONSBURG — The Leadership Floyd County Academy class met March 24 at the Mountain Arts Center for its fifth professional development session. This session focused on tourism and economic development. Thu, 16 Apr 2015 11:30:31 EST Kentucky’s jobless rate dips to 5.1 percent in March http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/152961823/Kentuckys-jobless-rate-dips-to-5.1-percent-in-March FRANKFORT — Once again, Kentucky's unemployment rate is dropping. Kentucky's seasonally adjusted preliminary March 2015 unemployment rate dipped to 5.1 percent, the lowest rate since June 2001 when it was 5... Thu, 16 Apr 2015 10:55:35 EST Treasurer candidate talks experience, platform http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/152960486/Treasurer-candidate-talks-experience-platform PRESTONSBURG — Former state representative and candidate for Kentucky Treasurer Richard Henderson stopped in Prestonsburg on Wednesday on a tour of Eastern Kentucky. Thu, 16 Apr 2015 09:50:34 EST Chamber celebrates new owners at dry cleaner http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/152959803/Chamber-celebrates-new-owners-at-dry-cleaner PRESTONSBURG — Mayor Les Stapleton joined the Floyd County Chamber of Commerce in a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Wednesday welcoming new management to Classic Cleaners on South Lake Drive. Thu, 16 Apr 2015 09:15:32 EST Rebels fall in title game http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/152959204/Rebels-fall-in-title-game INEZ - A pair of first-year coaches met in the 15th Region All “A” Classic championship game at Sheldon Clark on Monday. Host Sheldon Clark, under the direction of head coach Shawn Hager, managed to edge Kevin Spurlock-coached Allen... Thu, 16 Apr 2015 09:10:31 EST Brophy earns all-tournament honors at Bluegrass Spring Classic http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/152959075/Brophy-earns-all-tournament-honors-at-Bluegrass-Spring-Classic GEORGETOWN - Brittany Brophy of the University of Pikeville women's golf team made the all-tournament team in her second straight event as she took fifth place at the Bluegrass Spring Classic hosted by Georgetown College on Monday and Tuesday at... Thu, 16 Apr 2015 08:25:32 EST UPIKE women’s bowling team racks up awards at ITC banquet http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/152958931/UPIKE-womens-bowling-team-racks-up-awards-at-ITC-banquet WICHITA, Kan. - On the eve of the 2015 Intercollegiate Team Championships, the University of Pikeville women's bowling team received numerous awards at the annual awards banquet, including Ron Damron being named National Coach of the Year by the... Thu, 16 Apr 2015 08:10:32 EST BSCTC to host student art exhibition and reception http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/152958750/BSCTC-to-host-student-art-exhibition-and-reception PRESTONSBURG - Big Sandy Community and Technical College (BSCTC) will host a student art exhibition at 6 p.m., Thursday, April 23 in the Dr. Michael B. and Carolyn S. McCall Art Gallery on its Prestonsburg campus. Thu, 16 Apr 2015 07:50:32 EST College enrollment up for 2012 high school grads http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/152958711/College-enrollment-up-for-2012-high-school-grads FRANKFORT - Two reports released today from the Kentucky Center for Education and Workforce Statistics (KCEWS) include feedback on recent graduates from Kentucky's public high schools about their transition to college and success in their first... Thu, 16 Apr 2015 07:40:31 EST Regional MAT sessions planned http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/152958687/Regional-MAT-sessions-planned MOREHEAD - College graduates who are interested in a career as a teacher may want to attend one of the upcoming information sessions on the Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program at Morehead State University. Thu, 16 Apr 2015 07:35:32 EST Collaborative practice enriches health care curriculum http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/152958670/Collaborative-practice-enriches-health-care-curriculum PIKEVILLE - More than 300 students from health and social care fields came together on the University of Pikeville campus with a common goal: to increase communication among health care professionals. The two-day interprofessional education (IPE)... Thu, 16 Apr 2015 07:30:35 EST Phi Beta Lambda students excel at spring conference http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/152958567/Phi-Beta-Lambda-students-excel-at-spring-conference PIKEVILLE - The University of Pikeville recently hosted the Kentucky Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) Spring Leadership Conference and earned top honors gathering 27 awards in academic competition. Thu, 16 Apr 2015 07:30:33 EST ABA honors Kentucky lawyer John M. Rosenberg for efforts in providing access to legal services http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/152922602/ABA-honors-Kentucky-lawyer-John-M.-Rosenberg-for-efforts-in-providing-access-to-legal-services WASHINGTON - John M. Rosenberg, former director of the Appalachian Research and Defense Fund of Kentucky (AppalReD), received the American Bar Association Grassroots Advocacy Award for his longtime service and his outstanding work in providing access... Thu, 16 Apr 2015 15:55:31 EST Student art show, reception at BSCTC http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/152922514/Student-art-show-reception-at-BSCTC PRESTONSBURG — Big Sandy Community and Technical College (BSCTC) will host a student art exhibition at 6 p.m., Thursday, April 23 in the Dr. Michael B. and Carolyn S. McCall Art Gallery on its Prestonsburg campus. Tue, 14 Apr 2015 15:55:32 EST