Floyd County Times- RSS NEWS Feed http://floydcountytimes.com/section/NEWS http://floydcountytimes.com/section/NEWS Wed, 1 Oct 2014 04:39:55 EST 1800 McConnell opposed coal plant while judge-exec. http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/50816391/McConnell-opposed-coal-plant-while-judge-exec. LOUISVILLE—The incumbent to the U.S. Senate seat for the Commonwealth in this year's general election may have taken issue with the construction of a coal processing plant while he was seated as Jefferson County Judge-Executive—well... Tue, 30 Sep 2014 16:44:16 EST A friend for Ryan http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/50813846/A-friend-for-Ryan PRESTONSBURG — Ryan Setser is an active, fun-loving 4-year-old with Down Syndrome. His family is doing everything in their power to get him paired with a service dog from 4 Paws for Ability, a nonprofit based out of Ohio. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 15:13:08 EST Inmate escapes custody http://floydcountytimes.com/news/breaking_news-news/150002036/Inmate-escapes-custody PRESTONSBURG — Jeremiah Vance, an inmate at the Floyd County Detention Center, escaped custody Tuesday afternoon when officers with the Pike County Sheriff's Department attempted to obtain custody of him for transport to Pike... Tue, 30 Sep 2014 14:28:07 EST Correction http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/50816703/Correction A Sept. 24 story, “Johnson public defender snared in drug indictment,” incorrectly described the defendant, Mary Lou Chandler, as a public defender. Chandler has never been an employee of the Department of Public Advocacy and although she... Tue, 30 Sep 2014 12:21:05 EST (No heading) http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/50813853/ Floyd County Sheriff John K. Blackburn, right, prepares to incinerate an assortment of drugs from roughly 190 criminal cases. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 10:36:04 EST Adams Middle School wins back-to-back UNITE Club of the Year honors http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news-news_education/50813842/Adams-Middle-School-wins-back-to-back-UNITE-Club-of-the-Year-honors PRESTONSBURG — For the second year in a row, students from Adams Middle School in Prestonsburg were awarded the title “UNITE Club of the Year” by Operation UNITE on Friday. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 10:35:05 EST Glow Run to benefit cancer patients http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/50813843/Glow-Run-to-benefit-cancer-patients PRESTONSBURG — The Cancer Angels Network is hosting a 5K and 10K Glow Run on Saturday, Oct. 18, to tackle an issue most of us fail to consider when we think about getting cancer treatment: transportation costs. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 10:32:06 EST BSCTC celebrates alumni homecoming http://floydcountytimes.com/news/lifestyle-news_education/50813387/BSCTC-celebrates-alumni-homecoming PRESTONSBURG – Big Sandy Community and Technical College (BSCTC) held its annual Alumni Homecoming on Friday, September 19 on its Prestonsburg campus. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 09:36:04 EST Flu shot season is time to consider other vaccines http://floydcountytimes.com/news/health/50812928/Flu-shot-season-is-time-to-consider-other-vaccines It is that time of year when you should be planning to get your annual flu shot. But many adults believe that after childhood they may not need any other vaccines. However, immunizations do not end when you reach adulthood. Vaccines for adults are... Tue, 30 Sep 2014 08:59:05 EST BSCTC to host music in the park, Oct. 10 http://floydcountytimes.com/news/lifestyle/50806939/BSCTC-to-host-music-in-the-park-Oct.-10 PAINTSVILLE – Big Sandy Community and Technical College (BSCTC) will host Music in the Park at 6 p.m., Friday, October 10, on its Mayo campus. Mon, 29 Sep 2014 16:57:06 EST Appalachian Heritage Festival at Breaks Park is Oct. 11-12 http://floydcountytimes.com/news/lifestyle/50804057/Appalachian-Heritage-Festival-at-Breaks-Park-is-Oct.-11-12 Breaks Interstate Park will host the fourth annual Appalachian Heritage Festival on Oct. 11-12, showcasing regional crafters, musicians, and time-honored Appalachian traditions. Mon, 29 Sep 2014 15:52:10 EST For the Record http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/50763272/For-the-Record MARRIAGE LICENSESRuth Christine Mitchell, 32, of Langley, to Jonathan Richard Spears, 33, of Langley.Amber Lynn Salisbury, 22, of Harold, to Byron Shane Case, 23, of Banner. Mon, 29 Sep 2014 09:32:07 EST Elderly couple overpowered by robbers http://floydcountytimes.com/news/breaking_news-news/50783679/Elderly-couple-overpowered-by-robbers PRESTONSBURG — Kentucky State Police is seeking leads in a home invasion early Friday morning at Middle Creek. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 16:10:09 EST Blackburn leaves office three months early http://floydcountytimes.com/news/breaking_news-news/50778900/Blackburn-leaves-office-three-months-early PRESTONSBURG — The Floyd County Times has learned that Sheriff John K Blackburn has tendered his resignation, effective Tuesday. Sheriff-elect John Hunt will be sworn in as Floyd County's new sheriff. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 14:45:04 EST One courageous woman http://floydcountytimes.com/news/lifestyle-religion/50748307/One-courageous-woman I read a story about a prostitute who desperately wanted a change in her life: Fri, 26 Sep 2014 09:06:05 EST Drug problem center stage for Senate race http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/50762939/Drug-problem-center-stage-for-Senate-race With fewer than 40 days before the election, the race for a Kentucky Senate seat between incumbent Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes has begun to spotlight another issue of great import to Eastern... Thu, 25 Sep 2014 11:58:03 EST Police arrest two on meth charges http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/50762933/Police-arrest-two-on-meth-charges BLUE RIVER — Two men are behind bars after police say they found methamphetamine, paraphernalia, and meth-cooking equipment in a residence on Route 404 on Monday. Thu, 25 Sep 2014 11:56:08 EST Marijuana found, suspect arrested http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/50763989/Marijuana-found-suspect-arrested HI HAT — The Floyd County Sheriff's Department hauled in a total of 17 plants being grown in a rural area of Hi Hat on Friday, along with the man they say admitted to cultivating them. Thu, 25 Sep 2014 11:52:06 EST Bungling burglar beaten, bloodied http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/50760370/Bungling-burglar-beaten-bloodied PRESTONSBURG — Botching a burglary and ending up battered and bloody was only the beginning of a bad night for a Prestonsburg man, who found himself foiled by his victims. Wed, 24 Sep 2014 23:09:06 EST Impromptu Drive-Thru http://floydcountytimes.com/news/home_top-news/50759625/Impromptu-Drive-Thru MARTIN — A Prestonsburg man went from driving his car into a tobacco store to sitting in jail, after failing several field sobriety tests after the crash. Wed, 24 Sep 2014 20:25:03 EST