Floyd County Times- RSS Feed http://floydcountytimes.com/ http://floydcountytimes.com/ Wed, 4 Mar 2015 20:04:15 EST 1800 Floyd Co. shooting suspects arrested in Texas http://floydcountytimes.com/news/breaking_news-news/152173435/Floyd-Co.-shooting-suspects-arrested-in-Texas AMARILLO, Texas — Authorities in Texas have arrested Floyd Junior Sexton and Jennifer Gayle Jernigan, the last two of three suspects wanted in connection with a fatal shooting in Prestonsburg in November. Wed, 4 Mar 2015 11:25:32 EST 15th Region tournaments’ schedules changes http://floydcountytimes.com/news/sports/152159723/15th-Region-tournaments-schedules-changes PIKEVILLE - The schedules for both 15th Region basketball tournaments have been changed due to the projection of inclement weather. Revised schedules for each regional basketball tournament follow. Tue, 3 Mar 2015 17:25:32 EST KSP Post 9 search warrant turns into major drug bust http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/152159055/KSP-Post-9-search-warrant-turns-into-major-drug-bust WEEKSBURY — On February 26, 2015, the Kentucky State Police Post 9 Criminal Interdiction Team executed a search warrant at the residence of Brandon Hall, located in the Weeksbury Community of Floyd County. The search warrant was obtained after... Tue, 3 Mar 2015 16:55:37 EST Perin named Morehead State Defensive Backs and Special Teams Coach http://floydcountytimes.com/news/sports/152152636/Perin-named-Morehead-State-Defensive-Backs-and-Special-Teams-Coach MOREHEAD – John Perin, who has six years experience as a collegiate football coach, has been hired to lead the defensive backs and special teams at Morehead State University. Tue, 3 Mar 2015 13:45:33 EST Construction begins on new MSU volleyball facility http://floydcountytimes.com/news/sports/152152538/Construction-begins-on-new-MSU-volleyball-facility MOREHEAD - Construction has begun on a new state-of-the-art facility for the Morehead State University volleyball program. The facility will be created inside the Academic-Athletic Center in the space formerly occupied by the McClure Pool and Mack... Tue, 3 Mar 2015 13:45:32 EST Kentucky awarded grant to help reduce childhood hunger http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/152152375/Kentucky-awarded-grant-to-help-reduce-childhood-hunger FRANKFORT – Monday, Governor Steve Beshear announced a $3.6 million federal grant for a pilot project to help rural families with children receive more substantial food benefits. Tue, 3 Mar 2015 13:35:32 EST Trout stockings in East Fork of Indian Creek in Menifee County postponed until fall http://floydcountytimes.com/news/sports/152150842/Trout-stockings-in-East-Fork-of-Indian-Creek-in-Menifee-County-postponed-until-fall FRANKFORT - The March, April and May stockings of rainbow and brown trout in East Fork of Indian Creek in Menifee County will be delayed until October due to a stream restoration project. Tue, 3 Mar 2015 12:45:32 EST Graves vandalized, reward offered http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/152149898/Graves-vandalized-reward-offered IVEL - Kentucky State Police are looking for information on the individual or individuals who vandalized a Floyd County gravesite. Tue, 3 Mar 2015 12:20:31 EST Highlands Center for Autism team member passes BCBA exam http://floydcountytimes.com/news/lifestyle/152149682/Highlands-Center-for-Autism-team-member-passes-BCBA-exam PRESTONSBURG — The Highlands Center for Autism congratulates Heather Bevins on her recent accomplishment of passing the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB) exam and completing her certification. This achievement allows Bevins to become a... Tue, 3 Mar 2015 12:00:31 EST PSC to take comments in Pikeville in Mountain Water District Rate Case http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/152149514/PSC-to-take-comments-in-Pikeville-in-Mountain-Water-District-Rate-Case PIKEVILLE - The Kentucky Public Service Commission (PSC) will hold a meeting in Pikeville next month to receive public comments on a rate increase proposed by Mountain Water District Tue, 3 Mar 2015 11:55:31 EST (No heading) http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/152149411/ Calendar items will be printed as space permits Tue, 3 Mar 2015 11:50:32 EST Barber, Stumbo among three candidates to fill vacancy http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/152148862/Barber-Stumbo-among-three-candidates-to-fill-vacancy FRANKFORT - The Judicicual Nominating Commission has named its three canidates to replace former state Supreme Court Justice Will T. Scott. Two of the three candidates selected by the Judicial Nominating Commission to replace Scott hail from the... Tue, 3 Mar 2015 11:45:34 EST Tickets for Dawahares/KHSAA Hall of Fame Banquet on sale March 21 http://floydcountytimes.com/news/sports/152148283/Tickets-for-Dawahares/KHSAA-Hall-of-Fame-Banquet-on-sale-March-21 LEXINGTON - The Dawahares/KHSAA Hall of Fame Class of 2015 will be inducted in an afternoon ceremony at the Lexington Center on Saturday, March 21. This year's KHSAA Hall of Fame banquet will take place prior to the semifinals of the 2015... Tue, 3 Mar 2015 11:25:32 EST A legislative perspective http://floydcountytimes.com/news/opinion/152148466/A-legislative-perspective FRANKFORT — As anyone with a retirement account knows, the last decade has not been an easy one financially. That has been especially true for the public pension plans covering our teachers and state and local government employees. Tue, 3 Mar 2015 11:20:35 EST Boys’ 15th Region Tournament set to tip off at Expo http://floydcountytimes.com/news/sports/152147728/Boys-15th-Region-Tournament-set-to-tip-off-at-Expo PIKEVILLE - Eight teams are set to vie for the 15th Region boys' basketball championship. At the top of the list is three-time champion Johnson Central, which finished runner-up to Sheldon Clark in the 57th District. Sheldon Clark pulled away to... Tue, 3 Mar 2015 11:00:39 EST Raider Nation rises http://floydcountytimes.com/news/sports/152147097/Raider-Nation-rises HI HAT - South Floyd is back on top in the 58th District. In one of the state's lowest scoring district tournament games this season, patient South Floyd pulled away to defeat Allen Central 35-28 in the 58th District Boys' Basketball... Tue, 3 Mar 2015 10:50:31 EST Lady Blackcats take title http://floydcountytimes.com/news/sports/152146451/Lady-Blackcats-take-title HI HAT - Prestonsburg completed its quest for a district title, outlasting Betsy Layne 44-41 in the 58th District Girls' Basketball Tournament championship game at South Floyd High School's Raider Arena on Thursday night. Tue, 3 Mar 2015 10:25:32 EST Kentucky Afield Outdoors: Why buying your fishing license is important http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/152146017/Kentucky-Afield-Outdoors:-Why-buying-your-fishing-license-is-important FRANKFORT – It is the time of year anglers must make an investment in their future fishing. Current 2014-2015 fishing licenses expire this weekend. If you plan to fish on or after March 1, you'll need a new fishing license. Tue, 3 Mar 2015 09:55:31 EST SOAR Strategy Summit rescheduled for May 11 http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/152145946/SOAR-Strategy-Summit-rescheduled-for-May-11 PIKEVILLE – The 2015 SOAR Strategy Summit has been rescheduled for May 11 at the East Kentucky Expo Center in Pikeville. The original summit, planned for Feb. 16, was canceled due to a snowstorm that blanketed much of Kentucky with up to a foot... Tue, 3 Mar 2015 09:50:32 EST A model philanthropist http://floydcountytimes.com/news/opinion/152145368/A-model-philanthropist When you get fed up with all the greed and narcissism that seems to rule our country, a good way to restore your faith in humankind is to reflect on the generosity of people like Ron Read — a philanthropist from Dummerston, Vermont. Tue, 3 Mar 2015 09:20:33 EST