Floyd County Times- RSS Feed http://floydcountytimes.com/ http://floydcountytimes.com/ Sun, 24 May 2015 16:06:28 EST 1800 PHS track and field athletes set to compete in state meet http://floydcountytimes.com/news/sports/153660070/PHS-track-and-field-athletes-set-to-compete-in-state-meet LEXINGTON - The Prestonsburg High School track and field program will be well-represented in this year's state meet. The PHS boys' and girls' track and field teams competed in the Class A, Region 7A track meet at Leslie County High... Fri, 22 May 2015 12:25:31 EST Lady Raiders return to top http://floydcountytimes.com/news/sports/153631969/Lady-Raiders-return-to-top MINNIE - South Floyd is back on top in 57th District Softball. The Lady Raiders, under the direction of head coach Scott Shannon, defeated familiar foe Betsy Layne 11-5 in the 58th District Softball Tournament championship game on... Fri, 22 May 2015 10:05:31 EST SOAR dates available for first-year and transfer students http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/153642104/SOAR-dates-available-for-first-year-and-transfer-students MOREHEAD - Morehead State University has three Student Orientation, Advising and Registration (SOAR) programs available in preparation for the 2015 fall semester. Thu, 21 May 2015 16:00:33 EST May 22 designated “Don’t Fry Day” http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/153641883/May-22-designated-Dont-Fry-Day ASHLAND — Summer is almost here and the Friday prior to Memorial Day weekend has been designated by the American Cancer Society and the National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention as “Don't Fry Day,” to encourage sun safety... Thu, 21 May 2015 15:55:31 EST Kinzer rallies to finish ninth in WOOLMS feature http://floydcountytimes.com/news/sports/153631029/Kinzer-rallies-to-finish-ninth-in-WOOLMS-feature JUNCTION CITY - The Kinzer Motorsports team invaded the legendary Ponderosa Speedway for the first-ever visit by the World of Outlaws Late Model Series on Friday, May 8. A stellar 40-car field converged on the 3/8-mile speedplant and all eyes were... Thu, 21 May 2015 14:10:33 EST Prestonsburg AAU program wins two tournament titles http://floydcountytimes.com/news/sports/153630816/Prestonsburg-AAU-program-wins-two-tournament-titles PRESTONSBURG - A pair of Prestonsburg AAU boys' basketball teams won tournaments at Pike County Central High School over the weekend. Thu, 21 May 2015 13:55:32 EST Blackcats remain on top http://floydcountytimes.com/news/sports/153633933/Blackcats-remain-on-top PRESTONSBURG - Senior Jarredd Jarrell - the fifth-place hitter in the Prestonsburg batting order - crossed home plate with what would hold up as the game-winning run as the Blackcats pulled off an upset win over Allen Central in the 58th District... Thu, 21 May 2015 13:20:37 EST Deadline to register for College Application Month nears http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/153636142/Deadline-to-register-for-College-Application-Month-nears FRANKFORT - The deadline to register for Kentucky College Application Month is June 30. Thu, 21 May 2015 12:25:31 EST Woman’s Club, city plant redbud tree downtown http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/153635917/Womans-Club-city-plant-redbud-tree-downtown PRESTONSBURG — The GFWC-KY Prestonsburg Woman's Club in collaboration with the City of Prestonsburg celebrated Arbor Day in a ceremony Friday morning at the fountain courtyard downtown. Thu, 21 May 2015 12:20:32 EST Kentucky’s jobless rate falls to 5 percent in April http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/153636055/Kentuckys-jobless-rate-falls-to-5-percent-in-April FRANKFORT — Kentucky's unemployment rate continued to decrease as it fell to a seasonally adjusted preliminary April 2015 level of 5 percent from a revised 5.1 percent in March 2015, and well below the national rate, according to the... Thu, 21 May 2015 12:20:31 EST The Babadook http://floydcountytimes.com/news/lifestyle/153635692/The-Babadook A single mother and her five-year-old son are terrorized by a nightmarish character from a children's pop-up book in this nail-biter from Australia. Thu, 21 May 2015 12:05:31 EST One flop, three winners this week http://floydcountytimes.com/news/lifestyle/153635565/One-flop-three-winners-this-week Three excellent efforts and one complete dud made it a safe week for renters. Thu, 21 May 2015 12:00:31 EST BSCTC among most promising places to work in community colleges http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/153635209/BSCTC-among-most-promising-places-to-work-in-community-colleges PRESTONSBURG – Big Sandy Community and Technical College (BSCTC) has been named one of the 2015 Most Promising Places to Work in Community Colleges by the Center for Higher Education Enterprise (CHEE) at The Ohio State University. Thu, 21 May 2015 11:45:31 EST Grandmother faces charges after baby found in road http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/153635039/Grandmother-faces-charges-after-baby-found-in-road MARTIN — A woman has been arrested after police say passersby found an infant that was in her care crawling on the road outside the home. Thu, 21 May 2015 11:35:32 EST Coach Cal receives 2015 Alltech Humanitarian Award http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/153633911/Coach-Cal-receives-2015-Alltech-Humanitarian-Award John Calipari, head men's basketball coach for the University of Kentucky, received Alltech's prestigious 2015 Humanitarian Award on his home court at Rupp Arena on Wednesday. He addressed more than 3,000 attendees from 68 nations on the... Thu, 21 May 2015 11:25:32 EST Rebels oust Betsy Layne from tournament http://floydcountytimes.com/news/sports/153633306/Rebels-oust-Betsy-Layne-from-tournament DRIFT - Allen Central sophomore pitcher Steven Howard earned the win on the mound as the Rebels beat Betsy Layne 11-1 in five innings in the opening round of the 58th District Baseball Tournament at Drift Park on Tuesday. Thu, 21 May 2015 10:50:31 EST Attorney General Conway releases final election fraud hotline report http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/153633680/Attorney-General-Conway-releases-final-election-fraud-hotline-report FRANKFORT — Attorney General Jack Conway announced Wednesday that his Election Fraud Hotline received 16 calls from 11 counties between 6 a.m. and 7 p.m. (EST) during yesterday's primary election. Almost all of the calls were procedural in... Thu, 21 May 2015 10:45:32 EST Me, Martha and Mary http://floydcountytimes.com/news/lifestyle/153633332/Me-Martha-and-Mary I totally get the Martha and Mary story in Luke, chapter 10. We have been studying it for a few weeks in our preschooler class at church. It used to be just a children's story to me, but the older I get it has new meaning, a completely different... Thu, 21 May 2015 10:35:31 EST A legislative perspective http://floydcountytimes.com/news/opinion/153633144/A-legislative-perspective It may not be the official start of summer yet, but for most of us, the upcoming three-day weekend makes it feel like the start of the season has arrived. Thu, 21 May 2015 10:20:33 EST ACHS duo signs with Alice Lloyd College http://floydcountytimes.com/news/sports/153632649/ACHS-duo-signs-with-Alice-Lloyd-College EASTERN - A pair of Allen Central High School baseball teammates made their college choices official by signing with Alice Lloyd College. During a signing ceremony held on Friday morning, Allen Central first baseman Coltin Parsons and Rebel pitcher... Thu, 21 May 2015 10:20:31 EST