Floyd County Times- RSS NEWS Feed http://floydcountytimes.com/section/NEWS http://floydcountytimes.com/section/NEWS Fri, 24 Oct 2014 03:17:43 EST 1800 Former officers allege firings were improper http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/150276908/Former-officers-allege-firings-were-improper PRESTONSBURG — Three former Prestonsburg Police officers have filed suit against the city of Prestonsburg and Mayor Jerry Fannin, claiming they were dismissed from their jobs improperly. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 15:11:08 EST Charges allege assault, imprisonment, forcible sodomy http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/150277013/Charges-allege-assault-imprisonment-forcible-sodomy PRESTONSBURG — A Middle Creek man faces numerous felony charges, after being accused of assaulting, sodomizing and holding captive a woman earlier this month. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 11:56:06 EST KSP makes DUI arrest outside drug dealer’s house http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/150275952/KSP-makes-DUI-arrest-outside-drug-dealers-house GARRETT — Kentucky State Police arrested a Martin man Oct. 2, after they say he pulled up to a drug dealer's house while they were already there for a “knock-and-talk” investigation of the premises. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 11:30:08 EST Cliffside man accused of rape http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/150276284/Cliffside-man-accused-of-rape PRESTONSBURG — A Cliffside Apartments resident faces up to 20 years in prison, after being accused of rape by a neighbor.Prestonsburg Police were called to the apartment complex Sunday night, after receiving the complaint. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 11:20:03 EST Texas couple arrested for assortment of drugs http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/150275955/Texas-couple-arrested-for-assortment-of-drugs MARTIN — A Texas couple is behind bars after police uncovered several types of drugs and a loaded handgun in their car after a traffic stop on Route 80 near Martin last Friday. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 10:56:08 EST Exhibit celebrates life, death http://floydcountytimes.com/news/home_top-lifestyle-news/150261867/Exhibit-celebrates-life-death PRESTONSBURG — The Kentucky Art Tribe's most recent reception at the Mountain Arts Center last Thursday was for Bello Morte, a show which meditates on death and change. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 10:48:02 EST Mother charged with DUI, having child walk beside car http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/150275917/Mother-charged-with-DUI-having-child-walk-beside-car HAROLD — A Harold woman is facing charges in Floyd County for wanton endangerment after police found her 9-year-old child walking alongside a car they say she was driving under the influence. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 10:38:04 EST Hunt announces changes to sheriff’s office http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/150275236/Hunt-announces-changes-to-sheriffs-office McDOWELL — Less than a month into his term of office, Sheriff John P. Hunt is making some changes in an effort to offer greater convenience to the public. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 10:11:08 EST Job corps students get heated lesson http://floydcountytimes.com/news/lifestyle/150275014/Job-corps-students-get-heated-lesson PRESTONSBURG — Students at the Carl D. Perkins Job Corps Center last week learned a valuable lesson that went up in smoke. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 09:30:18 EST Bank robbery suspects in custody http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/150267278/Bank-robbery-suspects-in-custody Two men are in custody following a Tuesday evening armed robbery at the King State Employees Credit Union. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 16:44:50 EST Ragedy Ann’s awarded for charming style http://floydcountytimes.com/news/lifestyle-news/150261872/Ragedy-Anns-awarded-for-charming-style PRESTONSBURG — In the first accolade of its kind, the Prestonsburg Woman's Club has given Ragedy Ann's their new Business Beautification Award this week. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 13:10:06 EST McConnell, Rogers talk coal on bus tour http://floydcountytimes.com/news/home_top-news/150261826/McConnell-Rogers-talk-coal-on-bus-tour TRAM — U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell has made coal a central issue in his re-election campaign, most recently with his Coal Country for Team Mitch bus tour this week. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 12:11:05 EST David School receives $175K grant http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/150263021/David-School-receives-$175K-grant DAVID — A program to help students students learn by inches got boost of thousands, thanks to a private foundation grant announced this week. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 12:07:05 EST (No heading) http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news-photo_gallery/150227275/ Red, White and Blue Days is a festival celebrating our veterans, so it is only natural for a local vet to lead the parade as Grand Marshal. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 11:44:09 EST Road still issue for court http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/150227265/Road-still-issue-for-court PRESTONSBURG — For the second meeting in a row, the Floyd County Fiscal Court heard complaints on Friday from residents living on Ward Branch in Cow Creek about their road's condition. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 11:43:04 EST Prestonsburg woman publishes her first children’s book http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/150227258/Prestonsburg-woman-publishes-her-first-childrens-book PRESTONSBURG — Debbie Allen says that becoming a children's book author has been a rewarding challenge as she signed copies of her debut paperback, “Snake Rattle and Roll,” at the Arnold Avenue Century 21 office on... Wed, 22 Oct 2014 11:43:02 EST Festival to showcase culture of India http://floydcountytimes.com/news/lifestyle/150242073/Festival-to-showcase-culture-of-India PRESTONSBURG — Local residents can sample the culture of India next month, when the Eastern Kentucky Indian community brings Diwali — “The Festival of India” — to the Mountain Arts Center. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 09:27:04 EST Paul weighs future as GOP poised for gains http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/150244383/Paul-weighs-future-as-GOP-poised-for-gains Kentucky's junior senator is not on the ballot this year and has a pivotal decision about his own political future looming on the horizon, but that does not prevent him from having an opinion about how this fall's races will... Wed, 22 Oct 2014 12:37:15 EST Trick-or-treat latest issue to divide county http://floydcountytimes.com/news/breaking_news-news/150243181/Trick-or-treat-latest-issue-to-divide-county PRESTONSBURG — A debate over what night tots trick-or-treat is beginning to show more twists and turns than a pack of Twizzlers. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 11:27:07 EST PMC says Ebola rumor a hoax http://floydcountytimes.com/news/breaking_news-news/150250840/PMC-says-Ebola-rumor-a-hoax PIKEVILLE — A false Facebook post has the administration of one Eastern Kentucky hospital scrambling to reassure the public that there are no cases of Ebola in the area. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 16:10:06 EST