Floyd County Times- RSS NEWS Feed http://floydcountytimes.com/section/NEWS http://floydcountytimes.com/section/NEWS Fri, 19 Dec 2014 23:21:17 EST 1800 Judge, others praise Robinson http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/150936388/Judge-others-praise-Robinson PIKEVILLE — Despite being labeled by a federal judge as a perpetrator of “horrific crimes” and a person who “preyed on the weak” during her sentencing Monday on vote-buying and fraud charges, former Martin Mayor Ruth... Thu, 18 Dec 2014 14:58:03 EST Outburst in court nets six months in jail http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/150935310/Outburst-in-court-nets-six-months-in-jail PRESTONSBURG — All that stood between Kyle Crum getting out of jail in time for Christmas was a court hearing Wednesday morning and a $100 bond payment. But after a series of incidents in court, it now appears it will be at least summertime... Thu, 18 Dec 2014 13:42:05 EST Man charged in school concession burglary http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/150935009/Man-charged-in-school-concession-burglary BETSY LAYNE — A break-in at a school concession stand could result in up to five years behind bars for a Stanville man arrested last week. Thu, 18 Dec 2014 13:31:05 EST Borrowed and pawned ATV leads to theft charge http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/150934467/Borrowed-and-pawned-ATV-leads-to-theft-charge PRESTONSBURG — A Prestonsburg man is facing a felony theft charge, after allegedly borrowing an all-terrain vehicle, then pawning it instead of returning it. Thu, 18 Dec 2014 13:10:04 EST Favorite stories http://floydcountytimes.com/news/lifestyle-religion/150934131/Favorite-stories “Who Put the Pepper in the Pot” was one of my kids' favorite stories when they were little. The book is worn; the pages all smudged with fingerprints and sippy cup spills. You can tell by looking at it that it was read many, many... Thu, 18 Dec 2014 12:32:02 EST Big gift for Big Sandy http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/150931149/Big-gift-for-Big-Sandy PRESTONSBURG — It was a warm, emotional scene inside the Big Sandy Community and Technical College's Prestonsburg campus student center when educators and friends of the college gathered at a dinner party on Tuesday, where Dr. Chandra... Thu, 18 Dec 2014 12:07:03 EST Board finalizes school plans http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news-news_education/150931151/Board-finalizes-school-plans MARTIN — The next phase toward construction of the county's new high was approved by the Floyd County Board of Education at a specially-called meeting at May Valley Elementary on Wednesday. Thu, 18 Dec 2014 12:04:04 EST Board approves creation of county honor choir http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news-news_education/150931157/Board-approves-creation-of-county-honor-choir PRESTONSBURG — Of the many actions taken at Monday's regular meeting of the Floyd County Board of Education, one item on the agenda should have talented county high school students singing its praises. Thu, 18 Dec 2014 12:03:04 EST P’burg pawn shop raises special flag http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/150931146/Pburg-pawn-shop-raises-special-flag PRESTONSBURG — Prestonsburg Gun and Pawn has a new item they proudly unveiled at their shop on North Lake Drive on Tuesday, but this one is certainly not for sale. Thu, 18 Dec 2014 12:02:04 EST Grand jury charges three in shooting death http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/150933224/Grand-jury-charges-three-in-shooting-death PRESTONSBURG — Three people, including two who are still being sought by police, have formally charged, after a Floyd County grand jury issued 28 indictments this week. Thu, 18 Dec 2014 12:01:04 EST Food City shoppers aid local hunger relief organizations http://floydcountytimes.com/news/lifestyle/150931456/Food-City-shoppers-aid-local-hunger-relief-organizations ABINGDON, Va. – Since 1992, Food City has held their annual Race Against Hunger holiday campaign, co-sponsored by Kellogg's which benefits local hunger relief organizations. Thu, 18 Dec 2014 09:50:06 EST Kentucky business leaders: Smoke-free helps bottom line http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/150909399/Kentucky-business-leaders:-Smoke-free-helps-bottom-line FRANKFORT — Health advocates are targeting the 2015 session of the Kentucky General Assembly for passage of a comprehensive smoke-free law that would cover all indoor public places and workplaces. Tue, 16 Dec 2014 17:46:05 EST National College pins newest nurses http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news_education/150909051/National-College-pins-newest-nurses PIKEVILLE — The Pikeville Campus of National College held a Pinning Ceremony for the Fall 2014 Nursing Class, recognizing the 10 newest nurses to graduate from the program, unique to the east Kentucky campus nestled in the heart of coal... Tue, 16 Dec 2014 17:15:05 EST Patton Leadership Institute hosts session on economic development http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/150908497/Patton-Leadership-Institute-hosts-session-on-economic-development PIKEVILLE — Patton Leadership Institute's third session focused on how eastern Kentucky can become more competitive for economic development projects. The class heard from Shaping Our Appalachian Region's (SOAR) Executive Director,... Tue, 16 Dec 2014 16:55:13 EST Council takes stand on spending http://floydcountytimes.com/news/home_top-news/150903350/Council-takes-stand-on-spending PRESTONSBURG — The city's methods of procuring services was once again called into question during a special meeting of the city council Thursday night, as several councilmen raised the alarm about city spending. Tue, 16 Dec 2014 13:57:06 EST Board hears report on laptops http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news-news_education/150899374/Board-hears-report-on-laptops PRESTONSBURG — One of the items on the agenda at the Floyd County Board of Education's regular meeting at Adams Middle School on Monday was an update on the progress of the digital conversion program, which placed a laptop into the hands... Tue, 16 Dec 2014 13:13:03 EST Local lawyers raise $12,500 for food banks http://floydcountytimes.com/news/home_top-news/150901895/Local-lawyers-raise-$12500-for-food-banks PRESTONSBURG — Though they might be compared to Grinches most other times of the year, local attorneys showed that their hearts had grown three sizes Friday morning, during the Floyd County Bar Association's annual fundraiser for local... Tue, 16 Dec 2014 12:59:02 EST Shoe Sensation and customers aid local children http://floydcountytimes.com/news/lifestyle/150900355/Shoe-Sensation-and-customers-aid-local-children PRESTONSBURG — Shoe Sensation will be presenting Brothers of the Wheel with $165 in donations collected from its customers during a drive to assist Brothers of the Wheel. Tue, 16 Dec 2014 10:57:03 EST Students from Renaissance Learning Center visit Hager Hill campus http://floydcountytimes.com/news/lifestyle/150900272/Students-from-Renaissance-Learning-Center-visit-Hager-Hill-campus HAGER HILL – Students from the Renaissance Learning Center visited the Hager Hill campus of Big Sandy Community and Technical College (BSCTC) on Friday, November 14. Tue, 16 Dec 2014 10:55:02 EST (No heading) http://floydcountytimes.com/news/lifestyle/150900222/ Big Sandy Community and Technical College students Eva Howard, Sue English and Ashley Blanton presented President and CEO Dr. George D. Edwards and his wife, Joyce, with framed sketches of the Prestonsburg campus during a holiday celebration and... Tue, 16 Dec 2014 10:51:02 EST