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Candlelight vigil held before upcoming HRMC contract talks

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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 approach.The demonstration by Service Employees International Union District 1199 was meant not only to show unity before upcoming contract talks, but also to pray for a solution that would avoid a strike.“I’m here hoping for a resolution,” said Prestonsburg city councilman Les Stapleton. “This situation affects not only the people working at the hospital, but the people who come to the hospital for treatment.”


MSU men’s golf program releases fall schedule

MOREHEAD - The Morehead State University men’s golf program will encounter five fall tournaments between Sept. 8 and Oct. 21. Four of the five events will take place in the state of Kentucky.“This is another challenging schedule for the program’s student-athletes and its next coach,” MSU Head Coach Dr. Rex Chaney said before announcing his retirement in late-May. “I’m excited for the program moving forward because it should be returning several t...

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MSU fall sports tickets on sale now

MOREHEAD – Season tickets for Morehead State University football, volleyball and soccer are now on sale through the MSU ticket office and online through MSUEagles.com.Single-game tickets for football will be on sale online on Monday. Single-event tickets for volleyball and soccer are available on game-day only. Fans may also purchase single-game tickets for football on game-day but are encouraged to secure the best seats by completing their purchases online in advance....

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Kentucky Afield Outdoors: Practice safety at the shooting range

FRANKFORT – The cooler temperatures and lower humidity that spread across Kentucky this week made it feel more like early fall than the dog days of summer.Fall hunting season seems closer with a crispness in the air in mid-July. And in reality, it isn’t far off. Early fall squirrel season in Kentucky opens in less than a month.Spending time at the shooting range now not only is fun but it’s also a surefire way to ensure you’ll be ready when it cou...

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Simpson earns Team USA women’s bowling spot

PIKEVILLE – University of Pikeville women’s bowling junior KT Simpson is the newest member of Team USA after taking fourth place in the 2014 Junior Gold Tournament that began with a staggering field of 630 bowlers last week.By advancing all the way to the semifinals, Simpson earned a spot on the national team, joining Kayla Bandy, Kim Yioulos, Jennifer Wright, Ashley Galante and Sarah Germano as former Pikeville student-athletes to make Team USA.

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Faster, easier website unveiled todayThe Floyd County Times is today unveiling a significant upgrade of its website, making www.floydcountytimes.com easier to navigate, faster to load and more effective for advertisers.As with this week’s launch of our redesigned print product, the new website is largely the result of feedback from both readers and advertisers over the past several months.Among our improved and upgraded features are:· Eas...

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UPIKE Top 10 - No. 1 - Men’s basketball team wins MSC Regular-Season, Tournament titles

PIKEVILLE – For the first time in 13 seasons, the University of Pikeville men’s basketball team completed the tall task of winning both the Mid-South Conference Regular-Season and Tournament championships in 2013-14.That feat comes in at No. 1 on UPIKE’s Top-10 Moments of the 2013-14 Season list as the Bears join only Georgetown and Lindsey Wilson as the only programs to sweep both titles.To tally the dual championships, UPIKE completed a 17-1 regular-s...

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A legislative perspective

Our country has achieved a tremendous amount over the last century, but to me, nothing means more than the gains we have made in the lives of our children.It is difficult to imagine just how far we have come, but statistics from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services are one place to start. In 1907, for example, about 1,400 children out of every 100,000 did not make it to their fifth birthday; today, that figure is less than 30. For those ages five to 14, those numbers ha...

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