Floyd County Times- RSS Feed http://floydcountytimes.com/ http://floydcountytimes.com/ Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:24:13 EST 1800 Community center meeting generates ideas, nothing concrete http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/316927/Community-center-meeting-generates-ideas-nothing-concrete PRESTONSBURG — Community members gathered at the Mountain Arts Center in Prestonsburg to join an ongoing discussion about the placement, capabilities, and funding of a planned Prestonsburg community center. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST A new look, thanks to you http://floydcountytimes.com/news/opinion/330356/A-new-look-thanks-to-you The Floyd County Times is today launching a new look designed to make the newspaper easier to read, more dependable in its layout, and more effective for our advertisers. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Ready to Work, Work and Learn offer financial assistance to college students http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news_education/316493/Ready-to-Work-Work-and-Learn-offer-financial-assistance-to-college-students PRESTONSBURG – Outside of financial aid and scholarships, prospective students at Big Sandy Community and Technical College (BSCTC) have a variety of services available to help make the dream of a college education a reality. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Financial services information http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news_education/316400/Financial-services-information PRESTONSBURG – Big Sandy Community and Technical College (BSCTC) offers a variety of programs to assist students with the cost of pursuing a college education.Here's a breakdown of each program: Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Sheriff’s race ends, as Collins bows out http://floydcountytimes.com/news/breaking_news-news/331676/Sheriffs-race-ends-as-Collins-bows-out More than three months before the November election, the race for Floyd County sheriff is already over. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Sheriff’s department catches Tennessee fugitive http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/331785/Sheriffs-department-catches-Tennessee-fugitive AUXIER — In a sense, the Floyd County Sheriff's Office went fishing this week and ended up landing a whopper. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST CDC director makes house call to Eastern Kentucky http://floydcountytimes.com/news/health/331546/CDC-director-makes-house-call-to-Eastern-Kentucky SOMERSET — U.S. Rep. Harold “Hal” Rogers (KY-05) announced a first-ever SOAR Health Impact Series featuring Dr. Thomas Frieden, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) with four events in Eastern... Tue, 22 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Highlands, union reach last-minute deal http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/324909/Highlands-union-reach-last-minute-deal PAINTSVILLE — Weeks of reportedly tense negotiations have come to an end and the possibility of a strike has been allayed, now that Highlands Regional Medical Center (HRMC) and Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 1199 have agreed... Tue, 22 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Langley drummer second fastest in the world http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/327320/Langley-drummer-second-fastest-in-the-world NASHVILLE — One of Floyd County's own has won the title of runner-up at the World's Fastest Drummer competition held at the National Association of Music Merchants 2014 show last week in Nashville. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Daniel named dean of institutional effectiveness and research http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news_education/331312/Daniel-named-dean-of-institutional-effectiveness-and-research PRESTONSBURG – Dr. Chris Daniel has been named dean of institutional effectiveness and research at Big Sandy Community and Technical College (BSCTC). Tue, 22 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Dr. Peter Kummant joins Saint Joseph Martin Hospital http://floydcountytimes.com/news/health/331229/Dr.-Peter-Kummant-joins-Saint-Joseph-Martin-Hospital MARTIN – Peter Kummant, M.D., has joined the Martin Clinic at 12579 Main Street in Martin. The clinic is a service of Saint Joseph Martin Hospital, which is a part of KentuckyOne Health. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Dr. Eileen Kummant joins Saint Joseph Martin Hospital http://floydcountytimes.com/news/health/331172/Dr.-Eileen-Kummant-joins-Saint-Joseph-Martin-Hospital MARTIN – Eileen Kummant, M.D., has joined the Seton Family Health Center at 11087 Main Street in Martin. The clinic is a department of Saint Joseph Martin, which is part of KentuckyOne Health. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST To change Appalachia’s health, change the culture, starting with youth, SOAR working group hears http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/330768/To-change-Appalachias-health-change-the-culture-starting-with-youth-SOAR-working-group-hears The relatively poor health of Appalachian Kentucky is one of the major obstacles to its development, and changing that requires changing the culture, starting with youth. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Group starts ‘listening sessions’ to get ideas for tourism related to arts and heritage in Appalachian Kentucky http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/330704/Group-starts-listening-sessions-to-get-ideas-for-tourism-related-to-arts-and-heritage-in-Appalachian-Kentucky The largest working group of the Shaping Our Appalachian Region initiative has begun a series of “listening sessions” to get ideas about developing tourism opportunities from Appalachian Kentucky's arts and... Tue, 22 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST UK’s CAER part of Kentucky’s first megawatt-scale carbon capture pilot system http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/330014/UKs-CAER-part-of-Kentuckys-first-megawatt-scale-carbon-capture-pilot-system LEXINGTON –The Commonwealth's first megawatt-scale carbon capture pilot unit at an operating power plant will soon be located at Kentucky Utilities Company's E.W. Brown Generating Station, near Harrodsburg. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Memo to the New York Times http://floydcountytimes.com/news/opinion/329624/Memo-to-the-New-York-Times On June 26, 2014 the New York Times published yet another story about poverty in eastern Kentucky, the place we proudly call home. The story's headline screamed “What's the Matter with Eastern Kentucky?” The opening paragraphs... Tue, 22 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST MSU baseball program adds left-handed pitcher, infielder http://floydcountytimes.com/news/sports/329464/MSU-baseball-program-adds-left-handed-pitcher-infielder MOREHEAD – Aaron Leasher, a left-handed pitcher, and Braxton Morris, an infielder, have signed National Letters of Intent to join the Morehead State baseball program. Both will be incoming freshmen for the 2015 season. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Colonels picked fourth in Preseason OVC Poll http://floydcountytimes.com/news/sports/329256/Colonels-picked-fourth-in-Preseason-OVC-Poll NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Eastern Kentucky University football team was picked to finish fourth in the Ohio Valley Conference this fall in a preseason poll conducted by the OVC coaches and sports information directors. The announcement was made... Tue, 22 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Bobcats win MSU 7-on-7 tournament http://floydcountytimes.com/news/sports/325127/Bobcats-win-MSU-7-on-7-tournament MOREHEAD - The Betsy Layne Bobcats continued to thrive in the preseason over the weekend, capturing the Morehead State University-hosted 7-on-7 tournament title on Sunday. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST BBB Tips: Purchasing PGA tickets http://floydcountytimes.com/news/lifestyle/328776/BBB-Tips:-Purchasing-PGA-tickets As the PGA Championship approaches, many consumers will be starting to look for last minute tickets. BBB warns consumers of scammers taking advantage of anyone looking for a great last minute deal. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST