Floyd County Times- RSS NEWS Feed http://floydcountytimes.com/section/NEWS http://floydcountytimes.com/section/NEWS Tue, 21 Oct 2014 02:35:54 EST 1800 Grimes speaks at Combs Dinner http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/150234405/Grimes-speaks-at-Combs-Dinner PRESTONSBURG — Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes made a campaign stop at the Bert T. Combs Memorial banquet, held Friday at May Lodge, in Jenny Wiley State Resort Park. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 17:02:08 EST TECO Energy sells coal arm for $170M http://floydcountytimes.com/news/home_top-news/150234009/TECO-Energy-sells-coal-arm-for-$170M HAZARD — Perry County Coal Corporation, a subsidiary of TECO Coal, will have a new owner by year's end according to a press release from TECO Energy on Monday. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 16:31:05 EST (No heading) http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news-photo_gallery/150233087/ A large crowd was on hand unday for an open house at Royalton Cyclery.Royalton Cyclery owner Don Fields assists a customer with adjustments to her bike. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 16:20:07 EST For the Record http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/150182298/For-the-Record MARRIAGE LICENSESMandy Danielle Collins Justice, 37, of Raccoon, to Keith Leck Coleman, 52, of Raccoon. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 15:22:04 EST Kentucky Arts Council seeks Governor’s Awards nominations http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/150232075/Kentucky-Arts-Council-seeks-Governors-Awards-nominations FRANKFORT — The Kentucky Arts Council is accepting nominations until Nov. 1, 2014, for the 2015 Governor's Awards in the Arts. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 15:18:04 EST New shop catering to Dawkins enthusiasts http://floydcountytimes.com/news/business-news/150229616/New-shop-catering-to-Dawkins-enthusiasts ROYALTON — A new Magoffin County business is being seen as both a predicted benefit of the Dawkins Line Rail Trail and a welcome sign of new growth in a community long in decline. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 15:10:04 EST New interpretive, trailhead signs unveiled at Breaks Park http://floydcountytimes.com/news/lifestyle/150229392/New-interpretive-trailhead-signs-unveiled-at-Breaks-Park Ten new interpretive and trailhead signs were unveiled in a ceremony at Breaks Park last Saturday. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 13:32:05 EST Fright stars invade the Black Lagoon http://floydcountytimes.com/news/lifestyle/150176626/Fright-stars-invade-the-Black-Lagoon BALTIMORE — The Ninth Annual Mid Atlantic Nostalgia Convention was held at the Hunt Valley Wyndham, hosting the biggest turnout yet for the event. Sat, 18 Oct 2014 10:33:09 EST Road gets a rollout http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/150205536/Road-gets-a-rollout SALYERSVILLE — House Speaker Greg Stumbo spoke of watching a dream become reality, during a groundbreaking event Thursday for the start of a project to complete a four-lane corridor across the entire state. Fri, 17 Oct 2014 11:25:09 EST Fundraiser to benefit service dog group http://floydcountytimes.com/news/home_top-news/150191019/Fundraiser-to-benefit-service-dog-group PRESTONSBURG — The family of Ryan Setser, a local four-year-old with Down Syndrome, is continuing their fundraising quest to get their son paired with a highly trained service dog from an Ohio-based nonprofit. Thu, 16 Oct 2014 11:15:04 EST Federal funds falling short for food banks http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/150191804/Federal-funds-falling-short-for-food-banks PRESTONSBURG — Numbers aggregated by the national non-profit Feeding America indicate that a shortfall of federal funds is making a tangible difference in food banks' ability to get food onto the table for families in need. Thu, 16 Oct 2014 11:04:09 EST Escaped inmate arrested http://floydcountytimes.com/news/home_top-news/150191834/Escaped-inmate-arrested PRESTONSBURG — Jeremiah Vance, wanted after escaping the Floyd County Detention Center during a transfer into the custody of the Pike County Sheriff's Department on Sept. 30, has been arrested in Pike County and now faces additional... Thu, 16 Oct 2014 10:59:06 EST Thieves take railroad tracks http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/150191800/Thieves-take-railroad-tracks SPEWING CAMP — Two men are facing felony charges, after police allege they used a stolen pickup truck to cut up and steal railroad tracks, then fled when police arrived at the scene. Thu, 16 Oct 2014 10:57:03 EST Drugs found after man runs from traffic stop http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/150191551/Drugs-found-after-man-runs-from-traffic-stop LACKEY — A man who was pulled over for alleged traffic violations found himself in more hot water, after he allegedly tried to run away from police and drugs were allegedly later found in his car. Thu, 16 Oct 2014 10:37:06 EST Correction http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/150190491/Correction An Oct. 15 story, “Hunger on the rise,” included incorrect numbers from a Feeding America study. God's Pantry network of food banks distributed 1,907,899 meals in Pike County in fiscal year 2014. The Times regrets the error. Thu, 16 Oct 2014 10:25:09 EST Man arrested for refusing to leave brother’s traffic stop http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/150191426/Man-arrested-for-refusing-to-leave-brothers-traffic-stop AUXIER — A man who stopped when he saw his brother get pulled over found himself being taken to jail, after the officer told him to stop interfering and he allegedly refused. Thu, 16 Oct 2014 10:22:04 EST Waiting for deliverance http://floydcountytimes.com/news/lifestyle-religion/150191218/Waiting-for-deliverance I've been studying about Rahab, in the book of Joshua, for weeks. (I'm a little obsessed with it.) I wonder about the things that transpired all those years ago. The Israelite spies had come, she had made a pact with them for the freedom... Thu, 16 Oct 2014 10:04:06 EST Southeast Ky. Chamber announces interim president/CEO http://floydcountytimes.com/news/business/150190639/Southeast-Ky.-Chamber-announces-interim-president/CEO PIKEVILLE — On Oct. 4, Jared Arnett, the current president and CEO of the Southeast Kentucky Chamber, was named as the first Executive Director of SOAR (Shaping Our Appalachian Region). In taking this position, Arnett will transition from the... Thu, 16 Oct 2014 09:53:05 EST Beef and pork prices push retail food costs higher http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/150190561/Beef-and-pork-prices-push-retail-food-costs-higher LOUISVILLE – According to the Kentucky Farm Bureau (KFB) Federation's latest Marketbasket Survey, the rising cost of beef and pork products at supermarkets across the state led to an overall 3.9 percent jump in retail food prices during... Thu, 16 Oct 2014 09:13:06 EST South Floyd student selected to State Advisory Council http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news-news_education/150183010/South-Floyd-student-selected-to-State-Advisory-Council HI HAT — Byron Cox, a sophomore from South Floyd High School, has been selected to serve on the Next-Generation Student Advisory Council, a group that provides input to Kentucky Commissioner of Education Terry Holliday. Thu, 16 Oct 2014 10:25:05 EST