Floyd County Times- RSS Feed http://floydcountytimes.com/ http://floydcountytimes.com/ Sat, 23 Aug 2014 01:34:37 EST 1800 FCHA hosts hydrant contest http://floydcountytimes.com/news/lifestyle-news/50337903/FCHA-hosts-hydrant-contest MINNIE — The Floyd County Housing Authority recently hosted a fire hydrant decorating contest for residents of the Left Beaver Creek Townhouses.The winning hydrant was a classic firehouse motif: the dalmatian. Fri, 22 Aug 2014 14:41:02 EST Rental Central http://floydcountytimes.com/news/opinion_columns/50352246/Rental-Central One major box office hit and some great television hit the shelves this week, just in time to catch up before the fall season. Fri, 22 Aug 2014 12:58:05 EST Insurance Commissioner Sharon Clark is key player in making health-reform law work http://floydcountytimes.com/news/health/50330951/Insurance-Commissioner-Sharon-Clark-is-key-player-in-making-health-reform-law-work This is the second in a series, Women Leading Kentucky Health, of stories about four high-ranking female state officials who have guided the state's embrace of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Fri, 22 Aug 2014 09:42:05 EST Inmates indicted for murder http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/50369590/Inmates-indicted-for-murder PIKEVILLE — Two inmates at the U.S. Penitentiary Big Sandy have been indicted on federal murder charges, following the death of another inmate in December. Thu, 21 Aug 2014 15:17:04 EST Murder supect charged in Floyd http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/50369020/Murder-supect-charged-in-Floyd PRESTONSBURG — One of the two people charged with murder, following the discovery of three bodies in a burned Martin County home, now faces additional charges in Floyd County. Thu, 21 Aug 2014 15:09:03 EST Car show to benefit animals in need http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/50364684/Car-show-to-benefit-animals-in-need PRESTONSBURG — The Dumas Rescue Car, Truck, and Bike Show is coming back for another year. Thu, 21 Aug 2014 14:26:04 EST Fitzpatrick says officials waging ‘class warfare’ http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/50368028/Fitzpatrick-says-officials-waging-class-warfare PRESTONSBURG — A discussion on the maintenance of the Middle Creek Battlefield offered more heat than light, during last Friday's meeting of the Floyd County Fiscal Court. Thu, 21 Aug 2014 14:24:04 EST The callow president http://floydcountytimes.com/news/719/50367182/The-callow-president “Stop just hatin' all the time.” If you haven't been following the news, you might not know whether this bon mot was uttered by a character on the ABC Family show “Pretty Little Liars” or by the president of the... Thu, 21 Aug 2014 13:20:09 EST Deal with ISIS now, or die by it later http://floydcountytimes.com/news/opinion/50366943/Deal-with-ISIS-now-or-die-by-it-later During the 2012 presidential campaign President Obama repeatedly boasted, “Osama bin Laden is dead and Al-Qaeda is on the run.” He is right on both counts: bin Laden is gone and Al-Qaeda runs stronger than ever. The latest Al-Qaeda... Thu, 21 Aug 2014 13:17:05 EST Solar power gets hot, hot, hot http://floydcountytimes.com/news/opinion/50366050/Solar-power-gets-hot-hot-hot With so many homeowners and businesses making greener energy choices, private utilities — along with big oil, gas, coal, and nuclear companies — see the writing on the wall. Thu, 21 Aug 2014 12:12:04 EST (No heading) http://floydcountytimes.com/news/sports/50362567/ PRESTONSBURG - The Prestonsburg girls' soccer team won its season-opener earlier in the week, toppling visiting Hazard 8-0 on Tuesday. Thu, 21 Aug 2014 11:07:05 EST (No heading) http://floydcountytimes.com/news/sports/50362793/ BETSY LAYNE - The Betsy Layne volleyball team won its season-opener earlier in the week, defeating visiting Shelby Valley 3-1 (25-23, 25-19, 19-25, 25-20) at the Dome on Monday. Thu, 21 Aug 2014 11:06:02 EST (No heading) http://floydcountytimes.com/news/sports/50364742/ BRISTOL, Tenn. - Rookie Tommy Barrett Jr. out-muscled veterans Bobby Santos and Justin Bonsignore with a dozen laps to go and drove on to his first NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour victory in Wednesday's Bush's Beans 150 at Bristol Motor... Thu, 21 Aug 2014 10:53:08 EST Six Wildcat greats headed into UK Athletics Hall of Fame http://floydcountytimes.com/news/sports/50364497/Six-Wildcat-greats-headed-into-UK-Athletics-Hall-of-Fame LEXINGTON - Six University of Kentucky greats will be inducted into the UK Athletics Hall of Fame in late September. The 2014 class includes former UK student-athletes Keith Bogans (men's basketball), Pat Etcheberry (track and field... Thu, 21 Aug 2014 10:44:12 EST Highlands continues to offer advanced sports medicine services to student athletes http://floydcountytimes.com/news/health/50364491/Highlands-continues-to-offer-advanced-sports-medicine-services-to-student-athletes PRESTONSBURG — Dr. Robert Royalty, orthopedic and sports medicine surgeon, will offer sports medicine evaluation and treatment with the Highlands Black & Blue Clinic — convenient healthcare for student athletes, with no appointment... Thu, 21 Aug 2014 10:43:12 EST MSU Dance Team auditions set for Aug. 27 http://floydcountytimes.com/news/sports/50364369/MSU-Dance-Team-auditions-set-for-Aug.-27 MOREHEAD - The Morehead State University Dance Team will hold open auditions for the 2014-15 squad on Wednesday, Aug. 27 at 6:30 p.m. in room 211 of the Wellness and Recreation Center. Thu, 21 Aug 2014 10:37:03 EST Floyd jobless numbers inch upward http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/50364232/Floyd-jobless-numbers-inch-upward FRANKFORT — Floyd County's unemployment rate ticked slightly upward in July, mirroring for the most part the rest of the region. Thu, 21 Aug 2014 10:33:04 EST High school sports participation increases for 25th consecutive year http://floydcountytimes.com/news/sports/50364246/High-school-sports-participation-increases-for-25th-consecutive-year The number of participants in high school sports increased for the 25th consecutive year in 2013-14 with a record total of almost 7.8 million, according to the annual High School Athletics Participation Survey conducted by the National Federation of... Thu, 21 Aug 2014 10:27:06 EST UPike among ‘fastest-growing’ in the nation http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news_education/50364130/UPike-among-fastest-growing-in-the-nation PIKEVILLE – The University of Pikeville has been named one of the “fastest-growing colleges” by the Chronicle of Higher Education. Thu, 21 Aug 2014 10:21:04 EST Blackcats drop home game to Hazard http://floydcountytimes.com/news/sports/50363876/Blackcats-drop-home-game-to-Hazard PRESTONSBURG - In boys' soccer, Prestonsburg dropped its season-opener to Hazard on Tuesday. Visiting Hazard managed to double up the Blackcats, winning 4-2.Justin Combs led Hazard with two goals. Thu, 21 Aug 2014 10:14:03 EST