Floyd County Times- RSS NEWS Feed http://floydcountytimes.com/section/NEWS http://floydcountytimes.com/section/NEWS Mon, 26 Jan 2015 11:58:06 EST 1800 For the Record http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/151439446/For-the-Record MARRIAGE LICENSESKayla Marie Berry, 27, of Van Lear, to Jeffery Allen Berry, 49, of Adolphus.Jamie Meade, 32, of Drift, to Christopher S. Ryan, 35, of Banner. Mon, 26 Jan 2015 09:30:32 EST Man escapes custody in downtown P’burg http://floydcountytimes.com/news/breaking_news-news/151463809/Man-escapes-custody-in-downtown-Pburg PRESTONSBURG — Police from several agencies are on the hunt for an inmate who escaped custody at Mountain Comprehensive Care Center Friday morning in downtown Prestonsburg. Fri, 23 Jan 2015 15:35:32 EST Harold woman accused of assault http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/151444740/Harold-woman-accused-of-assault PRESTONSBURG — A Harold woman is facing felony charges after being accused of using a metal pipe in an assault case. Thu, 22 Jan 2015 14:50:32 EST Judge eyes outside investment http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/151445207/Judge-eyes-outside-investment PRESTONSBURG — Three weeks into his return to Floyd County's top office, Judge-Executive Ben Hale says those expecting to see big changes in county government probably have not seen a lot yet, but he believes they soon... Thu, 22 Jan 2015 14:50:31 EST P’burg Rotary hosts book signing with Coach Haywood http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/151439445/Pburg-Rotary-hosts-book-signing-with-Coach-Haywood PRESTONSBURG — Kentucky's winningest coach will be returning to his hometown for a meet-and-greet and signing of his new book, “Faith, Family, and Football,” at the Prestonsburg Rotary Club's regular meeting on Thursday,... Thu, 22 Jan 2015 14:10:31 EST Raising awareness http://floydcountytimes.com/news/home_top-news/151439483/Raising-awareness PRESTONSBURG — Next week has been formally declared Floyd County Cerebral Palsy Awareness Week, according to a proclamation signed by Judge-Executive Ben Hale on Friday. Thu, 22 Jan 2015 13:25:32 EST Shepherd gets 320 months for heroin charges http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/151443905/Shepherd-gets-320-months-for-heroin-charges PIKEVILLE — A Floyd County man will be near or past retirement age, by the time he is released from prison on drug charges. Thu, 22 Jan 2015 13:20:31 EST Wife disarms man threatening cops http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/151443394/Wife-disarms-man-threatening-cops DAVID — Police are crediting a man's wife for helping defuse a situation that could have proved deadly. Thu, 22 Jan 2015 12:55:32 EST I have a dream http://floydcountytimes.com/news/lifestyle-religion/151442466/I-have-a-dream I don't ever hear the phrase “I have a dream” without thinking of Martin Luther King, Jr. When I hear his speech, or even the first part that is played so often at this time of year, I get chills. It is still profound and moving... Thu, 22 Jan 2015 11:55:31 EST Quarter of Ky. adults have tried e-cigarettes http://floydcountytimes.com/news/health/151441980/Quarter-of-Ky.-adults-have-tried-e-cigarettes More than four in 10 Kentucky adults under age 30 have tried electronic cigarettes, and the older and better off economically Kentuckians are, the less likely they are to have tried them. Overall, one-fourth of Kentucky adults and 60 percent of... Thu, 22 Jan 2015 11:35:34 EST Hospital officials, state leaders plan health summit http://floydcountytimes.com/news/health/151441935/Hospital-officials-state-leaders-plan-health-summit FRANKFORT — State government and the Kentucky Hospital Association will co-host a summit for hospital CEOs, hospital board members and other elected officials and decision makers on the future of health-care delivery in Kentucky on the afternoon... Thu, 22 Jan 2015 11:35:33 EST Low-income smokers have a harder time quitting http://floydcountytimes.com/news/health/151441893/Low-income-smokers-have-a-harder-time-quitting Lower-income smokers have a harder time quitting than health-conscious middle- and upper-class Americans, Keith Humphreys reports for The Washington Post. Thu, 22 Jan 2015 11:30:31 EST New rule will improve reporting of antibiotic-resistant infections in health-care facilities http://floydcountytimes.com/news/health/151441828/New-rule-will-improve-reporting-of-antibiotic-resistant-infections-in-health-care-facilities FRANKFORT — Kentucky will have a new weapon, in the form of data, to fight infections acquired in hospitals and other health-care facilities, with legislative approval of a regulation that changes the way antibiotic-resistant infections such as... Thu, 22 Jan 2015 11:30:30 EST Rogers Scholars deadline is Jan. 31 http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news_education/151441557/Rogers-Scholars-deadline-is-Jan.-31 The deadline for local high school sophomore students to submit applications for The Center for Rural Development's 2015 Rogers Scholars program is Jan. 31. Thu, 22 Jan 2015 11:20:33 EST Wealthiest Kentuckians have lowest overall state and local tax rate http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/151419852/Wealthiest-Kentuckians-have-lowest-overall-state-and-local-tax-rate A new study released last week by the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy (ITEP) and the Kentucky Center for Economic Policy (KCEP) finds that low-income Kentuckians pay 49 percent more in state and local taxes as a share of their incomes than... Thu, 22 Jan 2015 11:15:31 EST Kentucky’s graduation rate among top in the nation http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/151441414/Kentuckys-graduation-rate-among-top-in-the-nation FRANKFORT – The latest numbers on the graduation rate are out from the United States Department of Education, and Kentucky is among the leaders nationwide. Thu, 22 Jan 2015 11:10:32 EST Drunk and drugged driving among top concerns for NTSB http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/151441394/Drunk-and-drugged-driving-among-top-concerns-for-NTSB Each year, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) releases a “Most Wanted List,” a list of 10 safety concerns that warrant urgent attention and top priority status based on past accident investigations. The goal of the list is to... Thu, 22 Jan 2015 11:05:34 EST Kentucky’s jobless rate plunges to nearly seven-year low http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/151441308/Kentuckys-jobless-rate-plunges-to-nearly-seven-year-low FRANKFORT — Kentucky's seasonally adjusted preliminary unemployment rate nearly matched the U.S. rate as it plunged to a preliminary 5.7 percent rate in December 2014 from a revised 6 percent in November 2014, according to the Office of... Thu, 22 Jan 2015 11:05:31 EST Majority favor applying domestic violence law to dating couples http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/151441242/Majority-favor-applying-domestic-violence-law-to-dating-couples LOUISVILLE — Kentucky Health Issues Poll (KHIP) data released Thursday by Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky and Interact for Health, a Cincinnati-based nonprofit, show the majority of Kentucky adults favor changing Kentucky law to allow dating... Thu, 22 Jan 2015 11:00:31 EST Growth in healthcare jobs an opportunity for Kentuckians http://floydcountytimes.com/news/business/151439487/Growth-in-healthcare-jobs-an-opportunity-for-Kentuckians The healthcare sector in Kentucky—and in the U.S.—has been growing for years and will continue to grow, in part due to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and an aging population. A report released today by the Kentucky Center for Economic... Thu, 22 Jan 2015 09:35:32 EST