Floyd County Times- RSS NEWS Feed http://floydcountytimes.com/section/NEWS http://floydcountytimes.com/section/NEWS Fri, 28 Nov 2014 00:10:34 EST 1800 Trimming the tree http://floydcountytimes.com/news/home_top-lifestyle-news/150648710/Trimming-the-tree PRESTONSBURG — Members of the Floyd County Extension Homemakers Association gathered at May Lodge in Jenny Wiley State Resort Park on Friday to decorate their Christmas tree, as they have for the previous 18 years. Fri, 28 Nov 2014 00:02:05 EST Stressful times for Kentucky caregivers http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/150679745/Stressful-times-for-Kentucky-caregivers LaGRANGE — As we head into the holiday season, there can be added stress, especially for thousands of Kentuckians caring for a loved one. Thu, 27 Nov 2014 22:01:04 EST Possible legislative action to stabilize public pensions discussed http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/150682419/Possible-legislative-action-to-stabilize-public-pensions-discussed FRANKFORT – The Public Pension Oversight Board has made its first set of recommendations to reform the Kentucky Retirement Systems. Thu, 27 Nov 2014 08:39:06 EST Science center to host Christmas event Dec. 5 http://floydcountytimes.com/news/lifestyle/150682295/Science-center-to-host-Christmas-event-Dec.-5 PRESTONSBURG – The East Kentucky Science Center and Planetarium (EKSC) will hold a Christmas event at 7 p.m., Friday, December 5, featuring the Star of Bethlehem and Laser Holidays. Thu, 27 Nov 2014 08:25:03 EST C.A.R.E. Club serves pre-Thanksgiving meal to WestCare residents http://floydcountytimes.com/news/home_top-lifestyle/150682229/C.A.R.E.-Club-serves-pre-Thanksgiving-meal-to-WestCare-residents PIKEVILLE – A group of Big Sandy Community and Technical College (BSCTC) students served a pre-Thanksgiving meal to residents of the WestCare Homeless Shelter on Sunday, November 23. Thu, 27 Nov 2014 00:01:15 EST Rolled car leads to DUI arrest http://floydcountytimes.com/news/home_top-news/150691912/Rolled-car-leads-to-DUI-arrest PRESTONSBURG — One man is on his way to jail after a single-vehicle accident on Ball Alley Curve on South Lake Drive Wednesday afternoon. Wed, 26 Nov 2014 16:12:04 EST Deaths from drug overdoses and prescriptions for opiate treatment drugs are both rising, worrying state officials http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/150692005/Deaths-from-drug-overdoses-and-prescriptions-for-opiate-treatment-drugs-are-both-rising-worrying-state-officials Despite measures to discourage prescription drug abuse, Kentucky health officials report overdose deaths continue to rise and opioid treatment drugs are being prescribed “at alarming rates,” Kevin Wheatley reports for cn|2's... Wed, 26 Nov 2014 15:51:04 EST (No heading) http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/150691873/ Cigarettes and all other tobacco products, as well as e-cigarettes, are no longer allowed on most state property, both indoors and outside, and some state workers aren't happy about it, Jack Brammer reports for the Lexington... Wed, 26 Nov 2014 15:47:03 EST Flood spending concerns council http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/150686015/Flood-spending-concerns-council PRESTONSBURG — Several members of the Prestonsburg City Council expressed concern — and, in at least one case, frustration — over an inability to adequately review disaster repair projects related to the August flash floods before... Wed, 26 Nov 2014 13:23:05 EST One arrested, two others charged in shooting http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/150684804/One-arrested-two-others-charged-in-shooting PRESTONSBURG — Police have arrested one person and are seeking two others to face charges related to a shooting death in Prestonsburg earlier this month. Wed, 26 Nov 2014 12:22:04 EST Martin could up bills http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/150682198/Martin-could-up-bills MARTIN — The city council of Martin agreed on Tuesday that they face a budgetary dilemma that will soon necessitate raises in water and sewer rates. Wed, 26 Nov 2014 10:53:09 EST Ribbon cut at Brookside Dental http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/150682203/Ribbon-cut-at-Brookside-Dental PRESTONSBURG —The staff of Brookside Dental Care welcomed a huge crowd to the ribbon cutting for their new office during their grand opening celebration last Thursday. Wed, 26 Nov 2014 10:30:09 EST Grand jury indicts 20 http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/150682875/Grand-jury-indicts-20 PRESTONSBURG — A Floyd County grand jury indicted 20 people last week.Those indicted and the charges against them include:• John Barnett, 32, theft by deception, first-degree persistent felony offender. Wed, 26 Nov 2014 09:18:06 EST Man already in jail accused of a second robbery http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/150665376/Man-already-in-jail-accused-of-a-second-robbery PRESTONSBURG — A McDowell man already in jail for robbery charges now has a second case pending against him for the alleged robbery of an elderly woman in a wheelchair the day before. Tue, 25 Nov 2014 15:17:03 EST Southeast Chamber helps welcome family into new home http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/150652703/Southeast-Chamber-helps-welcome-family-into-new-home PIKEVILLE — The Southeast Kentucky Chamber of Commerce continued Small Business Appreciation Month, presented by Community Trust Bank, with a Business After Hours hosted by Sandy Valley Habitat for Humanity on Thursday, Nov. 20. Members of the... Tue, 25 Nov 2014 14:38:02 EST Wreck requires environmental cleanup http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/150667721/Wreck-requires-environmental-cleanup WATERGAP — As far as wrecks go, it wasn't that bad — one vehicle, no injuries.But as far as the impact it had, it created quite a mess. Tue, 25 Nov 2014 12:50:07 EST Ready for shoppers http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/150667278/Ready-for-shoppers PRESTONSBURG — This year, downtown merchants will not even be waiting for the Thanksgiving turkey to get cold before taking the wraps off of the Christmas shopping season. Tue, 25 Nov 2014 12:01:16 EST Christmas activities kick off at Archer Park http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/150664068/Christmas-activities-kick-off-at-Archer-Park PRESTONSBURG — With the Christmas season approaching, Archer Park and the city of Prestonsburg are gearing up for another December of merriment to bring a little holiday magic to town. Tue, 25 Nov 2014 10:43:11 EST BBB offers tips for Black Friday http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/150664322/BBB-offers-tips-for-Black-Friday Are you counting down the days and hours until Black Friday shopping? It's time to start planning! Remember, all deals are not created equal and the fine print is often the most important thing! Before you head out the door, and get caught up in... Tue, 25 Nov 2014 09:25:05 EST YPEK hosts annual benefit and awards dinner in London http://floydcountytimes.com/news/business-news/150664063/YPEK-hosts-annual-benefit-and-awards-dinner-in-London LONDON – The Young Professionals of East Kentucky (YPEK) organization is hosting its fifth annual Benefit and Awards Dinner in London, on Saturday, Dec. 6, at 7 p.m., at the Jackson Energy District Office location. Invited speakers will be Jared... Tue, 25 Nov 2014 09:12:03 EST