Floyd County Times- RSS NEWS?profile=1011 Feed http://floydcountytimes.com/section/NEWS?profile=1011 http://floydcountytimes.com/section/NEWS?profile=1011 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 07:16:57 EST 1800 (No heading) http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news_education/50321089/ Big Sandy Area Community Action Program recently awarded 17 academic scholarships to students pursuing higher education in Floyd, Johnson, Magoffin, Martin and Pike counties. Keeping with its mission to improve the lives of people throughout the... Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:49:06 EST Citizens National, Peoples Security agree to merger http://floydcountytimes.com/news/business/50320914/Citizens-National-Peoples-Security-agree-to-merger PAINTSVILLE – Citizens National Corporation (OTCQB: CZNL), the holding company for Citizens National Bank, Paintsville, and Peoples Security Bancorp, Inc., the holding company for The Peoples Security Bank of Louisa, Louisa, announced last week... Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:43:05 EST Scholarship students work at highway district http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news_education/50320131/Scholarship-students-work-at-highway-district PIKEVILLE — Seven college students spent their summer working at Highway District 12 as part of their KYTC scholarship rewards: two engineering technology students and five who are pursing civil engineering degrees. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:10:06 EST Food City kicks off 2014-15 School Bucks program http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news_education/50320005/Food-City-kicks-off-2014-15-School-Bucks-program ABINGDON, Va. – As students across the tri-state area of Kentucky, Virginia and Tennessee head back to school, Food City is gearing up for the kick-off of their 2014-2015 School Bucks Program. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:03:08 EST Movies from the Black Lagoon: ‘Deadly Eyes’ http://floydcountytimes.com/news/opinion_columns/50352054/Movies-from-the-Black-Lagoon:-Deadly-Eyes A swarm of giant rats threatens Canada in this drive-in classic that delivers the low-budget horror goods with style and clever effects work. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 12:57:02 EST (No heading) http://floydcountytimes.com/news/lifestyle-religion/50351973/ When my beloved and I fly, we are always in coach. The people in first class NEVER look up as we board the plane. They act busy or sip coffee and cola. They aren't rude; we are just invisible as we pass by. We usually smile at them as we go... Wed, 20 Aug 2014 12:49:05 EST CADA has busy summer, big plans for fall http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/50337115/CADA-has-busy-summer-big-plans-for-fall PRESTONSBURG — Communities Against Drug Addiction (CADA) met at their regularly scheduled monthly meeting in Prestonsburg on Tuesday to discuss events, upcoming and past, in their work to combat narcotics in our region. Tue, 19 Aug 2014 14:53:03 EST Center trumpets success during anniversary http://floydcountytimes.com/news/home_top-news-news_education/50337524/Center-trumpets-success-during-anniversary PRESTONSBURG — During a national celebration of the Job Corps Program's 50th anniversary, the Carl D. Perkins Job Corps Center is pointing to some of its own successes in recent years. Tue, 19 Aug 2014 14:52:04 EST Hamilton to be recognized at EIEA Awards Luncheon http://floydcountytimes.com/news/business/50320814/Hamilton-to-be-recognized-at-EIEA-Awards-Luncheon Twelve entrepreneurs in Southern and Eastern Kentucky will share their business success stories as finalists in the 2014 Excellence in Entrepreneurship Awards (EIEA) program at a regional awards recognition luncheon on Monday, Sept. 8, at The Center... Tue, 19 Aug 2014 14:37:07 EST Big things grow in small beds http://floydcountytimes.com/news/home_top-lifestyle-news_agricultural/50336302/Big-things-grow-in-small-beds PRESTONSBURG — Carl Wilson sees the future of gardening on an old concrete pad where a garage used to be. Tue, 19 Aug 2014 14:27:10 EST Cancer conference is Sept. 12 at King’s Daughters http://floydcountytimes.com/news/health/50318162/Cancer-conference-is-Sept.-12-at-Kings-Daughters ASHLAND– The 2014 Regional Cancer Conference, sponsored by King's Daughters Medical Center, brings local and national speakers to Ashland, presenting on the latest topics in the care and treatment of patients with cancer. Tue, 19 Aug 2014 12:21:07 EST Towles named UK starting quarterback http://floydcountytimes.com/news/sports/50333981/Towles-named-UK-starting-quarterback LEXINGTON - On Monday morning, University of Kentucky second-year head coach Mark Stoops announced on his Twitter account that sophomore Patrick Towles had won the starting quarterback over freshmen Drew Barker and Reese Phillips, and junior Maxwell... Tue, 19 Aug 2014 12:04:04 EST PJ McIntee joins MSU baseball coaching staff http://floydcountytimes.com/news/sports/50333768/PJ-McIntee-joins-MSU-baseball-coaching-staff MOREHEAD – PJ McIntee, who helped guide Southeastern (Iowa) Community College to the National Junior College Athletic Association World Series in 2014, has joined the Morehead State University baseball staff as the volunteer assistant. Tue, 19 Aug 2014 11:52:04 EST Nursing home takes senior citizen on her first swim http://floydcountytimes.com/news/lifestyle-news/50331975/Nursing-home-takes-senior-citizen-on-her-first-swim PIKEVILLE — One thing we lose as we age is the enjoyment of the simple things life has to offer. We become so focused on the hustle and bustle that we fail to stop and enjoy the small things that make our life worth living. At Signature... Tue, 19 Aug 2014 11:44:07 EST Colonel Fan Day set for Saturday http://floydcountytimes.com/news/sports/50333553/Colonel-Fan-Day-set-for-Saturday RICHMOND - The Eastern Kentucky Athletic Department will host Colonel Fan Day Saturday at 5:30 p.m. at Roy Kidd Stadium. Tue, 19 Aug 2014 11:44:05 EST No appetite for fixing school lunch http://floydcountytimes.com/news/opinion/50332439/No-appetite-for-fixing-school-lunch You can lead a kid to vegetables, but you can't make her eat. Especially if the food doesn't taste good.That's what the government found out in the wake of the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010. Tue, 19 Aug 2014 10:58:07 EST Rebels claim Red Flight championship http://floydcountytimes.com/news/sports/50332127/Rebels-claim-Red-Flight-championship EASTERN - Allen Central claimed the Red Flight championship of its annual preseason tournament. The Rebels defeated East Ridge and Perry County Central to earn 107 points. Phelps beat Sheldon Clark but fell to East Ridge in the preseason high school... Tue, 19 Aug 2014 10:54:04 EST P’burg nets Blue Flight win http://floydcountytimes.com/news/sports/50331726/Pburg-nets-Blue-Flight-win EASTERN - In Allen Central's annual preseason high school volleyball event, much-improved Prestonsburg claimed the Blue Flight win with victories over Lawrence County and Paintsville and achieving a 10 point margin of victory over Johnson... Tue, 19 Aug 2014 10:38:08 EST UK men’s basketball team’s conference schedule released http://floydcountytimes.com/news/sports/50331544/UK-mens-basketball-teams-conference-schedule-released LEXINGTON – The Southeastern Conference announced its 18-game men's basketball schedule for the 2014-15 season Friday evening. Tue, 19 Aug 2014 10:15:02 EST Students can take advantage of bi-term classes, receive financial aid http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news_education/50331116/Students-can-take-advantage-of-bi-term-classes-receive-financial-aid PRESTONSBURG – If you got a late start and couldn't enroll for the fall semester, you don't have to wait until January. Tue, 19 Aug 2014 09:52:03 EST