Floyd County Times- RSS NEWS Feed http://floydcountytimes.com/section/NEWS http://floydcountytimes.com/section/NEWS Mon, 30 Mar 2015 12:19:44 EST 1800 Rogers supplies books to Breathitt County Public Library http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/152581398/Rogers-supplies-books-to-Breathitt-County-Public-Library JACKSON - U.S. Rep. Harold “Hal” Rogers (KY-05) has been collecting surplus books from the Library of Congress to help stock and replace books in schools and small public libraries across southern and eastern Kentucky. Rogers' Field... Thu, 26 Mar 2015 12:55:31 EST UK, SOAR advancing Eastern Kentucky health, economy http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/152579435/UK-SOAR-advancing-Eastern-Kentucky-health-economy LEXINGTON - The University of Kentucky and SOAR have announced a three-year, more than $300,000 partnership as part of UK's ongoing commitment to the health and economy of Eastern Kentucky. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 11:40:31 EST Jobless rates down in 119 Kentucky counties http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/152579269/Jobless-rates-down-in-119-Kentucky-counties FRANKFORT – Unemployment rates fell in 119 Kentucky counties between February 2014 and February 2015, while Russell County stayed the same, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training, an agency of the Kentucky Education and... Thu, 26 Mar 2015 11:35:31 EST Governor applauds latest legislative session http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/152579120/Governor-applauds-latest-legislative-session FRANKFORT – Despite snow days that interrupted legislative action in February and March, Gov. Steve Beshear declared this legislative session a success for producing meaningful legislation for strengthening Kentucky's families,... Thu, 26 Mar 2015 11:30:30 EST BSCTS to host Super Sunday College Fair on Sunday http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/152578991/BSCTS-to-host-Super-Sunday-College-Fair-on-Sunday PIKEVILLE - Big Sandy Community and Technical College (BSCTC) will host its fifth-annual Super Sunday event at noon on Sunday at the Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church in Pikeville. Super Sunday is a student recruitment initiative specifically... Thu, 26 Mar 2015 11:25:31 EST EKSC speaks at Floyd County Chamber of Commerce luncheon http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/152578224/EKSC-speaks-at-Floyd-County-Chamber-of-Commerce-luncheon PRESTONSBURG — The Floyd County Chamber of Commerce held a networking luncheon meeting on March 10, 2015 at Jenny Wiley State Resort Park. The topic for this luncheon was “A Tour Around the East Kentucky Science Center &... Thu, 26 Mar 2015 10:55:31 EST General Assembly’s 2015 session ends http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/152578020/General-Assemblys-2015-session-ends FRANKFORT — The Kentucky General Assembly's 2015 session came to a close tonight after Senate and House members reached an agreement on comprehensive anti-heroin legislation and a measure to expand protective orders to include dating... Thu, 26 Mar 2015 10:45:32 EST Kentuckians’ views on health status http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/152577893/Kentuckians-views-on-health-status LOUISVILLE — Self-reported health status of Kentucky adults varies by age and income. That's according to the latest Kentucky Health Issues Poll (KHIP) conducted by the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky... Thu, 26 Mar 2015 10:40:31 EST For the Record http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/152576812/For-the-Record MARRIAGE LICENSESLinda Donnette Carter, 47, of Pikeville, to James Mark Harrison, 52, of Pikeville. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 10:10:37 EST March dedicated to Kentucky Achievers http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/152576438/March-dedicated-to-Kentucky-Achievers PRESTONSBURG — Earlier this month, Floyd County Judge Executive Ben Hale signed a proclamation for Kentucky Achievers making March Kentucky Achievers Month. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 09:50:31 EST Mountain Parkway expansion update http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/152576158/Mountain-Parkway-expansion-update SALYERSVILLE — Contractors working on the Mountain Parkway Expansion west of Salyersville expect to close Gifford Road for an extended period, starting Monday, March 30. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 09:20:36 EST Floyd Central mascot, colors decided http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news-news_education-schools/152575862/Floyd-Central-mascot-colors-decided PRESTONSBURG — The future students of Floyd Central High School have spoken, and the Floyd County Board of Education made it official on Tuesday: the FCHS mascot will be the jaguar, and their school colors teal, black, gold and... Thu, 26 Mar 2015 09:20:33 EST Sophomore art exhibit set to open at MSU http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/152574914/Sophomore-art-exhibit-set-to-open-at-MSU MOREHEAD - The main gallery of Morehead State University's Claypool-Young Art Building will host the 2015 Sophomore Art and Design Exhibition, April 1-8. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 07:50:32 EST Go Higher Grant available to adult Kentuckians http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/152574883/Go-Higher-Grant-available-to-adult-Kentuckians FRANKFORT — Adult Kentuckians who are interested in taking college classes may be eligible for a Go Higher Grant from the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA).The maximum award amount is $1,000. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 07:45:31 EST MSU Open House rescheduled for April 11 http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/152574823/MSU-Open-House-rescheduled-for-April-11 MOREHEAD - Morehead State University's Office of Enrollment Services has rescheduled its Open House program for Saturday, April 11, from 9 a.m. until noon in the Adron Doran University Center on the Morehead campus. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 07:45:31 EST MSU Alumni Association to visit Paintsville http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/152574813/MSU-Alumni-Association-to-visit-Paintsville MOREHEAD - Morehead State University's Alumni Association will host an event Saturday at the “Bouncing off the Walls” in Paintsville from11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The business is located at 1067 Broadway Ave. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 07:40:35 EST MSU Prestonsburg to host SBA meeting http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/152574779/MSU-Prestonsburg-to-host-SBA-meeting PRESTONSBURG - Small business development will take center stage in Prestonsburg next week. Morehead State University's East Kentucky Small Business Development Center in Paintsville and Small Business Administration will host an SBA Economic... Thu, 26 Mar 2015 07:40:32 EST MVES takes second at Regional Governor’s Cup http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news-news_education-schools/152533861/MVES-takes-second-at-Regional-Governors-Cup HAGER HILL — Floyd County elementary students placed in the top five in each individual assessment category at the Regional Governor's Cup competition at Porter Elementary on Saturday, with May Valley Elementary finishing the event as the... Tue, 24 Mar 2015 12:45:31 EST Barber sworn in as a Supreme Court justice http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/152533192/Barber-sworn-in-as-a-Supreme-Court-justice FRANKFORT - Justice David A. Barber was formally sworn in as a justice of the Supreme Court of Kentucky by Chief Justice of Kentucky John D. Minton Jr. at a public investiture service on Tuesday. Justice Barber was joined by family members at the... Tue, 24 Mar 2015 12:25:31 EST Trying to rebuild http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/152532227/Trying-to-rebuild PRESTONSBURG — A month after a major mudslide nearly destroyed their home, Bill and Pat Haywood are still trying to rebuild. Tue, 24 Mar 2015 11:55:33 EST