Floyd County Times- RSS Feed http://floydcountytimes.com/ http://floydcountytimes.com/ Sun, 13 Jul 2014 18:27:33 EST 1800 Kentucky Business One Stop portal receives praise and award http://floydcountytimes.com/news/business/3887024/Kentucky-Business-One-Stop-portal-receives-praise-and-award The Kentucky Business One Stop Portal, the Commonwealth's online, unified point of entry for business owners and their delegates, received the 2014 Best IT Collaboration Among Organizations Award at the Kentucky Digital Government Summit. The... Fri, 11 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Countdown http://floydcountytimes.com/news/lifestyle-religion/3864010/Countdown We start counting down the days to summer vacation in January, sometimes before. My husband is the ring-leader. He tantalizes us with the number for months. (Finally, I found a free app for my phone that counts it down for me.) Fri, 11 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Union vote: No deal, but no strike http://floydcountytimes.com/news/breaking_news-home_top-news/3889756/Union-vote:-No-deal-but-no-strike PAINTSVILLE — Union workers at Highlands Regional Medical Center “overwhelmingly” rejected the latest contract offer offered by management, but put off a decision on calling for a strike. Thu, 10 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Hospital, union still at odds as deadline passes http://floydcountytimes.com/news/719/3888120/Hospital-union-still-at-odds-as-deadline-passes PAINTSVILLE — As of press time Thursday, it remained uncertain whether 207 employees of Highlands Regional Medical Center would soon be leaving their jobs for the picket line. Thu, 10 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Man arrested after police encounter gunfire http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/3888584/Man-arrested-after-police-encounter-gunfire PRINTER — Police responding to a domestic violence call Sunday found themselves greeted by gunfire. Thu, 10 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Meeting to discuss challenges of small hospitals http://floydcountytimes.com/news/health-news/3888494/Meeting-to-discuss-challenges-of-small-hospitals PRESTONSBURG — State Auditor Adam Edelen is planning a series of public hearings across the state — including one in Prestonsburg next week — to talk about the fiscal health of rural hospitals. Thu, 10 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Longtime educator remembered for leadership, caring http://floydcountytimes.com/news/home_top-news-news_education/3887376/Longtime-educator-remembered-for-leadership-caring MARTIN — When Carol Stumbo passed away on Tuesday, Floyd County lost one of its most revered educators. Thu, 10 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Deputies seize marijuana field http://floydcountytimes.com/news/home_top-news/3886863/Deputies-seize-marijuana-field BUFFALO — Officers with the Floyd County Sheriff's Department have confiscated 59 marijuana plants that were being cultivated in a hidden field near Cow Creek on Wednesday. Thu, 10 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Extreme nutrition http://floydcountytimes.com/news/opinion/3888054/Extreme-nutrition To most people, “bonking” implies an R-rated activity. To marathon runners, cyclists, and other endurance athletes, it's something else entirely. Thu, 10 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST The war on women http://floydcountytimes.com/news/opinion/3887994/The-war-on-women It has long been suspected that the Supreme Court hates women, although it took the court's 5-4 decision in the Hobby Lobby case to fully reveal its blatant misogyny. Thu, 10 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST World Footbrake Challenge VIII being held at Bristol Dragway http://floydcountytimes.com/news/sports/3887596/World-Footbrake-Challenge-VIII-being-held-at-Bristol-Dragway BRISTOL, Tenn. - One of the country's largest footbrake races descends on Bristol Dragway this weekend as BTE World Footbrake Challenge VIII rolls into Thunder Valley. The best footbrake racers in the country are set to slug it out for some big... Thu, 10 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Look forward, not backward, federal official urges leaders of Appalachian economic effort http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/3887620/Look-forward-not-backward-federal-official-urges-leaders-of-Appalachian-economic-effort PINEVILLE – Those who would reshape the economy of Appalachian Kentucky shouldn't be held back by the past, a key federal official told leaders of the effort this week. Thu, 10 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Dupree on Bronko Nagurski Watch List http://floydcountytimes.com/news/sports/3887283/Dupree-on-Bronko-Nagurski-Watch-List LEXINGTON - For the second time this week, University of Kentucky senior defensive end Alvin “Bud” Dupree has found himself on a national watch list which names college football's defensive player of the year as the Football Writers... Thu, 10 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST ‘The Brain from Planet Arous’ http://floydcountytimes.com/news/opinion_columns/3887254/The-Brain-from-Planet-Arous An evil brain from outer space (like there's any other kind) takes over the body of a scientist and plans to conquer the world in this effective chiller that demands a remake. Thu, 10 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Rental Central http://floydcountytimes.com/news/opinion_columns/3887228/Rental-Central A slow week for new releases was supplemented by some obscure flicks and a vintage television series that were all worth seeking out. Thu, 10 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST UPike welcomes Chinese delegation from Beijing University of Agriculture http://floydcountytimes.com/news/business-news_education/3887198/UPike-welcomes-Chinese-delegation-from-Beijing-University-of-Agriculture PIKEVILLE – Developing students into global citizens is among the benefits of a new partnership between the University of Pikeville and Beijing University of Agriculture (BUA) in Beijing, China. The universities have agreed to exchange students... Thu, 10 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST (No heading) http://floydcountytimes.com/news/photo_gallery/3887108/ Prestonsburg Healthcare stakeholders, along with family and friends, honored certified nursing assistant Venita Powers with a surprise party in celebration of 35 years of service.Venita Powers and her husband, David. Thu, 10 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Make tummy time fun for infants http://floydcountytimes.com/news/health/3886986/Make-tummy-time-fun-for-infants LEXINGTON — Many parents and parents-to-be are aware of the “back to sleep” recommendation made by the American Academy of Pediatrics, which advises that infants sleep on their backs. Making sure your baby sleeps on his or her back... Thu, 10 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Time is now for serious look at reforms for teachers’ pension system http://floydcountytimes.com/news/opinion/3886969/Time-is-now-for-serious-look-at-reforms-for-teachers-pension-system Over the course of the past decade, the issue of state pensions has come to the forefront, as the gap in promised benefits and the financial resources set aside to fund them has continuously expanded. Many states, including Kentucky, have required... Thu, 10 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Rules changes approved in high school baseball, softball http://floydcountytimes.com/news/sports/3886889/Rules-changes-approved-in-high-school-baseball-softball INDIANAPOLIS - Beginning with the 2015 high school baseball season, teams will be allowed to use video monitoring or replay equipment for coaching purposes during games. Thu, 10 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST