Floyd County Times- RSS NEWS Feed http://floydcountytimes.com/section/NEWS http://floydcountytimes.com/section/NEWS Wed, 23 Jul 2014 02:08:07 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 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 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 Free colon cancer screening thru Floyd County Health Dept. http://floydcountytimes.com/news/health/328703/Free-colon-cancer-screening-thru-Floyd-County-Health-Dept. Colon cancer screening saves lives. Yet despite the preventable nature of this disease, colon cancer is still the second leading cause of cancer death in Kentucky. Over 2,600 cases of colon cancer are diagnosed in Kentucky each year, with more than... Tue, 22 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Volunteers given training, appreciation http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/326736/Volunteers-given-training-appreciation The Big Sandy Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program held its annual Volunteer Appreciation and Training Banquet on Tuesday, May 6, at Big Sandy Area Development District. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST (No heading) http://floydcountytimes.com/news/photogalleries/325751/ The Big Sandy Singers' Children's Music and Drama camp will present “An Evening of Disney Magic” at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, July 24, in the Gearheart Auditorium on the Prestonsburg campus of Big Sandy Community and Technical... Tue, 22 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Faster, easier website unveiled today http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news-notice_box/324063/ Faster, easier website unveiled todayThe Floyd County Times is today unveiling a significant upgrade of its website, making www.floydcountytimes.com easier to navigate, faster to load and more effective... Tue, 22 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST (No heading) http://floydcountytimes.com/news/lifestyle/317243/ Toufic Saad, professor of mathematics, held an Anti-Bullying class on Friday, July 18, on the Prestonsburg campus of Big Sandy Community and Technical College. Saad, shown with 10-year-old Kaylee Jarrell, held the event in partnership with the... Mon, 21 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST