Floyd County Times- RSS NEWS Feed http://floydcountytimes.com/section/NEWS http://floydcountytimes.com/section/NEWS Fri, 29 May 2015 16:13:41 EST 1800 “Conniving” Conn at heart of benefits crisis http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/153767717/Conniving-Conn-at-heart-of-benefits-crisis PRESTONSBURG — Attorney Ned Pillersdorf does not mince words about Eric C. Conn. He has called Conn's actions “scheming,” “conniving,” and more, after hundreds of Eastern Kentuckians are seeing their Social Security... Fri, 29 May 2015 10:30:32 EST BSCTC to host Appalachian BOLD camps in June http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/153754983/BSCTC-to-host-Appalachian-BOLD-camps-in-June PRESTONSBURG – Big Sandy Community and Technical College (BSCTC) in conjunction with the East Kentucky Science Center and Planetarium and the University of Kentucky will host Appalachian BOLD (Bioeconomy, Outreach, Leadership and Development)... Thu, 28 May 2015 17:05:37 EST Council handles budget, lauds student http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/153768498/Council-handles-budget-lauds-student PRESTONSBURG — A special meeting of the Prestonsburg City Council on Tuesday saw the first reading of the proposed budget for the upcoming year. Thu, 28 May 2015 12:15:32 EST School board talks budget http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/153767819/School-board-talks-budget MARTIN — The Floyd County Board of Education convened at the Renaissance Learning Center on Tuesday for a special meeting, with the goal of approving major plans for the upcoming year—including the salary, bids, and a working budget for... Thu, 28 May 2015 11:45:31 EST Jobless rates down in 119 Kentucky counties http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/153766586/Jobless-rates-down-in-119-Kentucky-counties FRANKFORT – Unemployment rates fell in 119 Kentucky counties between April 2014 and April 2015, but rose in Union County, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training, an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development... Thu, 28 May 2015 10:45:31 EST SBDC to host ‘Women Business Enterprise Certification’ workshop http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/153765791/SBDC-to-host-Women-Business-Enterprise-Certification-workshop PRESTONSBURG - Morehead State University's East Kentucky Small Business Development Center will host a workshop “Women Business Enterprise Certification” Thursday, June 11, from 1–3 p.m. at MSU at Prestonsburg's... Thu, 28 May 2015 10:05:35 EST Highlands Behavioral Health employee completes advanced examination http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/153764716/Highlands-Behavioral-Health-employee-completes-advanced-examination LEXINGTON - Anthonea Halfhill, primary therapist within Highlands Behavioral Health, recently passed her Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) Exam. Thu, 28 May 2015 09:15:31 EST KHA Healthcare Governance Leadership awarded to Highlands Board Member Nairn http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/153764581/KHA-Healthcare-Governance-Leadership-awarded-to-Highlands-Board-Member-Nairn LEXINGTON – At the annual 2015 Kentucky Hospital Association (KHA) Annual Conference, held recently, Highlands' longtime board member, Edward R. Nairn (Ted) was presented with the Healthcare Governance Award for his almost 40 years of... Thu, 28 May 2015 09:10:32 EST For the Record http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/153763881/For-the-Record MARRIAGE LICENSESJulie Lynn Compton, 22, of Prestonsburg, to Theodore Lukas Ratliff, 25, of Prestonsburg.Jessica Ryan Conley, 25, of Garrett, to Rebel C. Lawson, 26, of Garrett. Thu, 28 May 2015 08:20:32 EST Pikeville nursing students honored during traditional ceremony http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/153763538/Pikeville-nursing-students-honored-during-traditional-ceremony PIKEVILLE - The University of Pikeville Elliott School of Nursing recently honored 21 new nurses during its annual nursing pinning. Thu, 28 May 2015 07:35:32 EST UPIKE social work students honored http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/153763523/UPIKE-social-work-students-honored PIKEVILLE - The University of Pikeville College of Arts and Sciences honored 13 new professional social workers during an inaugural pinning ceremony. Thu, 28 May 2015 07:30:31 EST Saint Joseph Martin to host Walk with a Doc event http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/153754779/Saint-Joseph-Martin-to-host-Walk-with-a-Doc-event MARTIN - Area residents are invited to get some fresh air after a long day at work, all while getting a bit of exercise with Saint Joseph Martin, part of KentuckyOne Health. The hospital will host a Walk with a Doc event on Thursday, June 11 at 6 p.m. Wed, 27 May 2015 17:05:32 EST Court cases in 11 more counties may now be filed electronically http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/153727438/Court-cases-in-11-more-counties-may-now-be-filed-electronically FRANKFORT - Attorneys with court cases in 11 more Kentucky counties may now file them without making a trip to a courthouse. The Administrative Office of the Courts began offering electronic case filing May 20 in Allen, Barren, Butler, Edmonson,... Tue, 26 May 2015 16:05:32 EST BSCTC, Martin County Schools announce early college academy agreement http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/153702886/BSCTC-Martin-County-Schools-announce-early-college-academy-agreement INEZ – Big Sandy Community and Technical College (BSCTC) and Martin County Schools have reached an agreement for 10 Sheldon Clark High School students to participate in the college's Early College Academy on its Mayo campus. Tue, 26 May 2015 15:30:32 EST BSCTC CDL graduate finds rewarding career at Brown Food Service http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/153702669/BSCTC-CDL-graduate-finds-rewarding-career-at-Brown-Food-Service PAINTSVILLE – When Dustin Marsh is looking for dedicated and dependable drivers, Big Sandy Community and Technical College (BSCTC) is at the top of his list. Tue, 26 May 2015 15:15:32 EST New Mountain Parkway interchange taking shape in Magoffin County http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/153725281/New-Mountain-Parkway-interchange-taking-shape-in-Magoffin-County SALYERSVILLE – The first concrete was poured on the Mountain Parkway Expansion last week, marking a significant milestone for the project. Tue, 26 May 2015 15:10:32 EST South Floyd, Betsy Layne fall http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/153714464/South-Floyd-Betsy-Layne-fall PRESTONSBURG - Both the 58th District champion and runner-up were eliminated in the opening round of the 15th Region Softball Tournament at StoneCrest on Monday. While 58th District representatives South Floyd and Betsy Layne were among the teams... Tue, 26 May 2015 12:00:31 EST Rescue group hosting dog wash Saturday http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/153717417/Rescue-group-hosting-dog-wash-Saturday PAINTSVILLE — Dumas Rescue is no stranger to organizing all sorts of fundraisers, in an effort to keep animals off the streets and find them loving homes. Tue, 26 May 2015 11:55:31 EST KSP honors 3 Floyd Co. telecom grads http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/153718185/KSP-honors-3-Floyd-Co.-telecom-grads FRANKFORT — Three Floyd County residents graduated from the Kentucky State Police Telecommunications Academy in Frankfort on May 22. Tue, 26 May 2015 11:50:32 EST Plea deal reached after baby found in road http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/153717769/Plea-deal-reached-after-baby-found-in-road MARTIN — A Martin grandmother has pleaded guilty for her responsibility in the events that ended up with a child being found crawling on Ky. Rt. 122. Tue, 26 May 2015 11:35:32 EST