Floyd County Times- RSS Feed http://floydcountytimes.com/ http://floydcountytimes.com/ Sat, 2 Aug 2014 05:57:51 EST 1800 Register to vote http://floydcountytimes.com/news/letters/50102445/Register-to-vote I am so very sorry that I cannot do for you what the seniors did for me when I was working and raising a family. The seniors took care of the politics and voting. They made sure their family and friends knew who was running, what they stood for, and... Fri, 1 Aug 2014 00:01:00 EST Man barricades self, 2 children in home http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/50136263/Man-barricades-self-2-children-in-home WAYLAND — A Paintsville man is facing a laundry list of criminal charges, following a bizarre incident at his mother's home. Thu, 31 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Ear bitten off in inmate scuffle http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/50135994/Ear-bitten-off-in-inmate-scuffle PRESTONSBURG — A fight between two inmates at the Floyd County Detention Center last week resulted in one having to have a portion of his ear reattached, while the other now faces a new felony charge. Thu, 31 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Shirley Thomas earns July Yard of the Month honors http://floydcountytimes.com/news/lifestyle-news/50135118/Shirley-Thomas-earns-July-Yard-of-the-Month-honors PRESTONSBURG — Shirley Thomas, of Westminster Avenue, is the recipient of the Prestonsburg Women's Club's Yard of the Month award for July. Thu, 31 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST One injured in S. Lake Drive collision http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/50134806/One-injured-in-S.-Lake-Drive-collision PRESTONSBURG — One young man is going to the hospital after apparently rear-ending an elderly couple on South Lake Drive in Prestonsburg on Thursday. Thu, 31 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST As digital conversion looms, preparations made for safety, security http://floydcountytimes.com/news/home_top-news-news_education-schools/50134833/As-digital-conversion-looms-preparations-made-for-safety-security PRESTONSBURG — Students entering Floyd County's fifth and ninth grades in this first year of the digital conversion project will be receiving new laptop computers, aimed at bringing them a world of educational possibilities—along... Thu, 31 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Making the world safe for trust fund babies http://floydcountytimes.com/news/opinion/50134825/Making-the-world-safe-for-trust-fund-babies Real wages have stagnated for decades. Homeownership rates are down. College debt is weighing down young people entering the workforce. Millions of low-wage workers eke by on a minimum wage of $7.25 an hour. Thu, 31 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Circuit judge candidate campaign fundraising http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/50119541/Circuit-judge-candidate-campaign-fundraising The following is a detailed list of fundraising and spending by candidates for circuit judge, during the May primary campaign.DAVID BARBERRaised:... Thu, 31 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Lawmakers to Consider, Is Death Penalty Worth Keeping? http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/50134178/Lawmakers-to-Consider-Is-Death-Penalty-Worth-Keeping PADUCAH - An in-depth examination of the death penalty by state House and Senate Judiciary Committee members schedulef for Friday will mark a shift in the debate, according to Kentucky's public advocate. Thu, 31 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Child health and education improve in Kentucky, but poverty prevails http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/50133999/Child-health-and-education-improve-in-Kentucky-but-poverty-prevails JEFFERSONTOWN - While a year-by-year indicator of child well-being shows steady improvement in the health and education of children in the Bluegrass State, the number of children living in poverty is continuing to grow. Thu, 31 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Movies from the Black Lagoon: ‘VHS’ http://floydcountytimes.com/news/opinion_columns/50133298/Movies-from-the-Black-Lagoon:-VHS A gang of foul mouth thugs break into a house to steal a videotape but find that they have entered a nightmare (captured on the titular format) in this hodgepodge horror that enlists 6 directors to tell a slew of scary stories. Thu, 31 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Rental Central http://floydcountytimes.com/news/opinion_columns/50133205/Rental-Central One new release had a hard time holding a candle to the classic releases in a slow week for the video market. Thu, 31 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Betsy Layne to hold Blue-White Game on Aug. 8. http://floydcountytimes.com/news/sports/50131228/Betsy-Layne-to-hold-Blue-White-Game-on-Aug.-8. BETSY LAYNE - The Betsy Layne football program will host its annual Blue-White Game on Aug. 8. The preseason scrimmage is set to start at 6 p.m. Thu, 31 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST KCU’s 2014 football schedule released http://floydcountytimes.com/news/sports/50132573/KCUs-2014-football-schedule-released GRAYSON - Kentucky Christian University will play in four different states during the 2014 football season. The KCU Knights will kick off the 2014 season with an out-of-state trip to Cookeville to face Tennessee Tech on Aug. 28 in a Thursday night... Thu, 31 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Seth and the problem with the plane http://floydcountytimes.com/news/lifestyle-religion/50132592/Seth-and-the-problem-with-the-plane I almost always carry paper and pen with me just in case something exciting happens. This is from a few weeks ago when we were on vacation. Thu, 31 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Food poisoning: Your guide to prevention http://floydcountytimes.com/news/health/50132295/Food-poisoning:-Your-guide-to-prevention PIKEVILLE - Every year millions of people experience symptoms related to food poisoning. Typically, symptoms are mild; however, in some instances they can escalate and lead to complications such as paralysis, kidney failure and even death. With... Thu, 31 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Allen settling in as P’burg volleyball coach http://floydcountytimes.com/news/sports/50131764/Allen-settling-in-as-Pburg-volleyball-coach PRESTONSBURG - Former University of Pikeville standout Kristal Allen is the new head coach of the Prestonsburg High School volleyball team. Allen, who has been serving as an assistant coach on the Betsy Layne High School girls' basketball staff,... Thu, 31 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Kentucky laws may become models for other states http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/50131641/Kentucky-laws-may-become-models-for-other-states The Council of State Governments will consider adopting 12 bills from Kentucky as model legislation at its August annual meeting. Thu, 31 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Students need better counseling to contribute more to the region, working group thinks http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/50131518/Students-need-better-counseling-to-contribute-more-to-the-region-working-group-thinks MOREHEAD – A group studying how education can lift the economy of Appalachian Kentucky has several ideas, including a “counseling for careers” approach that would begin for students no later than middle school and continue through... Thu, 31 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST P’burg 6U team finishes runner-up in tournament http://floydcountytimes.com/news/sports/50130387/Pburg-6U-team-finishes-runner-up-in-tournament STANTON - The Prestonsburg 6U baseball team finished runner-up in the War Hawks' Summer Bash over the weekend in Stanton. Thu, 31 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST