Floyd County Times- RSS NEWS Feed http://floydcountytimes.com/section/NEWS http://floydcountytimes.com/section/NEWS Tue, 23 Sep 2014 11:12:49 EST 1800 (No heading) http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/50731875/ Prestonsburg Tourism captures first place in Chamber golf scramblePRESTONSBURG — The Floyd County Chamber of Commerce held its annual golf scramble, Sept. 18, at StoneCrest Golf Course in Prestonsburg. Tue, 23 Sep 2014 10:03:08 EST Johnson public defender snared in drug indictment http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/50731613/Johnson-public-defender-snared-in-drug-indictment PAINTSVILLE — A longtime Johnson County public defender and her son were arrested last week, charged with a variety of drug offenses. Tue, 23 Sep 2014 09:46:04 EST Ed2Go announces schedule of classes http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news_education/50731395/Ed2Go-announces-schedule-of-classes PRESTONSBURG – Below are classes offered through our ed2go program. These classes are offered monthly and last for six weeks. Students have access to instructors 24/7 and a score of 75 percent must be achieved to pass each course. For more... Tue, 23 Sep 2014 09:27:06 EST Davis, Campbell win Prestonsburg Big Sandy Idol competition http://floydcountytimes.com/news/lifestyle-news_education/50731320/Davis-Campbell-win-Prestonsburg-Big-Sandy-Idol-competition PRESTONSBURG – Big Sandy Community and Technical College (BSCTC) held its Big Sandy Idol competition at Prestonsburg High on Friday, September 12. Big Sandy Idol is sponsored by Gearheart Communications. Tue, 23 Sep 2014 09:21:05 EST New campaign will share more details about Mountain Parkway Expansion http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/50731059/New-campaign-will-share-more-details-about-Mountain-Parkway-Expansion FRANKFORT – The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has launched an online and social media campaign dedicated to sharing the latest information about the Mountain Parkway Expansion with citizens of the Commonwealth. Tue, 23 Sep 2014 09:00:06 EST For the Record http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/50682599/For-the-Record MARRIAGE LICENSESJennifer Lauren King, 32, of Martin, to Billy Joe Stierle, 35, of Martin.Amber Nicole Hall, 23, of Drift, to Chad Allen Patrick, 23, of McDowell. Mon, 22 Sep 2014 09:26:03 EST Floyd County students graduate from Rogers Explorers http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news_education/50642189/Floyd-County-students-graduate-from-Rogers-Explorers Floyd County students Madison Turner, Shawna Holbrook, and Rachel Greene graduated from The Center for Rural Development's 2014 Rogers Explorers youth leadership program. Fri, 19 Sep 2014 15:40:04 EST Innovation Network, UPike offer social media workshops to support small businesses http://floydcountytimes.com/news/business/50640735/Innovation-Network-UPike-offer-social-media-workshops-to-support-small-businesses PIKEVILLE – Businesses in Eastern Kentucky are taking to social media to reach new customers. Fri, 19 Sep 2014 14:36:06 EST Breaks Park plans first-ever elk tour Sept. 27 http://floydcountytimes.com/news/lifestyle/50639739/Breaks-Park-plans-first-ever-elk-tour-Sept.-27 Breaks Park will host an elk viewing tour on Sept. 27 during their third annual Nature Weekend event. Fri, 19 Sep 2014 13:58:08 EST Legislators hear pitch for new lottery game http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/50636126/Legislators-hear-pitch-for-new-lottery-game LEXINGTON – Legislators heard details on Friday about one man's quest to get the Kentucky Lottery Corporation to purchase a game of chance he conceived to promote and create additional revenue for Kentucky's horse racing... Fri, 19 Sep 2014 10:46:06 EST E-cig retailer speaks with CADA http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/50683409/E-cig-retailer-speaks-with-CADA PRESTONSBURG – September's meeting of Communities Against Drug Addiction featured a guest speaker excited about educating the uninitiated in the emerging industry of electronic cigarettes. Thu, 18 Sep 2014 10:55:05 EST Constitution Day celebrated with voter registrations http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/50683305/Constitution-Day-celebrated-with-voter-registrations PRESTONSBURG — Floyd County Clerk Chris Waugh and Connie Gray spent Wednesday running a voter signup drive at Big Sandy Community and Technical College's Student Center in Prestonsburg. Thu, 18 Sep 2014 10:52:04 EST Office theft caught on camera http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/50683846/Office-theft-caught-on-camera STANVILLE — An Ivy Creek man is facing felony theft charges, after surveillance video allegedly showed him stealing money from a restaurant safe. Thu, 18 Sep 2014 10:42:03 EST Father files theft charge against son http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/50683803/Father-files-theft-charge-against-son PRESTONSBURG — A Goebel Branch man faces felony theft charges for allegedly stealing cash from his father. Thu, 18 Sep 2014 10:40:16 EST Bath County man arrested after wreck http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/50683451/Bath-County-man-arrested-after-wreck JACK'S CREEK — A car wreck was only the beginning of trouble for an Owingsville man, who found himself in jail after he allegedly became belligerent with ambulance workers who sought to treat him. Thu, 18 Sep 2014 10:26:02 EST Local walkers to raise money for diabetes research http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/50640824/Local-walkers-to-raise-money-for-diabetes-research PRESTONSBURG – Over 500 walkers representing local corporations, families, schools, and other organizations are anticipated to come out to Big Sandy Community and Technical College in Prestonsburg, on Saturday, September 27th in support of the... Wed, 17 Sep 2014 14:39:10 EST ‘Career Craze’ as Wesley http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news_education/50640623/Career-Craze-as-Wesley PRESTONSBURG – Big Sandy Community and Technical College (BSCTC) and its Workforce Solutions team held a Career Craze camp on August 22-22 and 28-29 for seventh and eighth-grade students at Wesley Christian School. Wed, 17 Sep 2014 14:33:07 EST Chance encounter leads to rewarding career as respiratory therapist http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news_education/50639953/Chance-encounter-leads-to-rewarding-career-as-respiratory-therapist PRESTONSBURG – Like many teenagers, Megan Wells struggled with the decision of what to do beyond high school. A chance encounter with a respiratory therapist while visiting her great-grandmother in hospital changed the course of her... Wed, 17 Sep 2014 14:07:07 EST Nature weekend events http://floydcountytimes.com/news/lifestyle/50639325/Nature-weekend-events Friday, September 261 p.m. - Hike on lake & Cold Spring trail - Meet the interpretive guide at the Visitor Center for a short hike and learn about the various... Wed, 17 Sep 2014 13:41:06 EST Third annual Nature Weekend planned at Breaks Park, Sept 26-28 http://floydcountytimes.com/news/lifestyle/50639021/Third-annual-Nature-Weekend-planned-at-Breaks-Park-Sept-26-28 Breaks Park will pay tribute to nature with an entire weekend dedicated to programs focusing on such topics as ecology, geology, birding, wildlife, plants, elk, and much more with the third annual Nature Weekend. Wed, 17 Sep 2014 13:28:03 EST