Floyd County Times- RSS Feed http://floydcountytimes.com/ http://floydcountytimes.com/ Fri, 28 Nov 2014 07:48:41 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 GOLF: Nine very annoying things golfers do http://floydcountytimes.com/news/sports/150692418/GOLF:-Nine-very-annoying-things-golfers-do My friend, Tom Giacchini, who is the tournament director at The Bull, sent me an e-mail that he pulled off the Internet from GolfStinks.com. Wed, 26 Nov 2014 16:08:18 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 Show up on Thanksgiving or get fired http://floydcountytimes.com/news/opinion/150683537/Show-up-on-Thanksgiving-or-get-fired Most Americans — from the Obama family in the White House to my little family in Texas — will get a much-deserved break from work on Thanksgiving Day. But millions of others won't. Wed, 26 Nov 2014 10:17:12 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 Pikeville runners Allen, Watson earn academic honors http://floydcountytimes.com/news/sports/150682292/Pikeville-runners-Allen-Watson-earn-academic-honors PIKEVILLE - University of Pikeville juniors Kyle Allen and Kasi Watson have been named NAIA Cross Country Scholar-Athletes, officials from the national office announced on Tuesday. Wed, 26 Nov 2014 09:08:06 EST Spradlin in first season on MSU coaching staff http://floydcountytimes.com/news/sports/150682100/Spradlin-in-first-season-on-MSU-coaching-staff MOREHEAD - The Morehead State University men's basketball program's coaching staff features a Floyd County native. Former Betsy Layne Bobcat Preston Spradlin, who was a member of the University of Kentucky men's basketball staff from... Wed, 26 Nov 2014 08:21:04 EST Bears outlast Alice Lloyd http://floydcountytimes.com/news/sports/150682005/Bears-outlast-Alice-Lloyd PIPPA PASSES - The University of Pikeville women's basketball team outscored Alice Lloyd 49-37 in the second half after being tied at halftime to register a 91-79 win on the road Tuesday. Wed, 26 Nov 2014 07:52:03 EST Dual-threat Bobcat http://floydcountytimes.com/news/sports/150681892/Dual-threat-Bobcat BETSY LAYNE - After registering over 1,000 receiving yards during his junior season, Peyton Case played the role of a dual-threat quarterback throughout his senior campaign. Case, who rejoined the Betsy Layne basketball team earlier in the month,... Wed, 26 Nov 2014 07:31:06 EST SFHS lineman honored http://floydcountytimes.com/news/sports/150681819/SFHS-lineman-honored HI HAT - South Floyd High School senior offensive tackle/defensive tackle Mack Little has been named the Class A, District 8 Player of the Year by the Kentucky Football Coaches Association. 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