Floyd County Times- RSS NEWS Feed http://floydcountytimes.com/section/NEWS http://floydcountytimes.com/section/NEWS Mon, 22 Sep 2014 06:58:32 EST 1800 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 Family Life: Three brides http://floydcountytimes.com/news/lifestyle-religion/50671529/Family-Life:-Three-brides A few weeks ago, my beloved was preaching about the Bride of Christ — the Church. He compared many points to a traditional American wedding ceremony. Unfortunately, he didn't have very much personal experience to share. We... Wed, 17 Sep 2014 13:06:06 EST McConnell, Grimes both have shortcomings with voters in poll http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/50671258/McConnell-Grimes-both-have-shortcomings-with-voters-in-poll Alison Lundergan Grimes is struggling to become familiar even to her fellow Democrats, but Republican Sen. Mitch McConnell may be losing touch with voters who have elected him to 30 years in the Senate, according to some Kentuckians who said they plan... Wed, 17 Sep 2014 12:38:06 EST Saint Joseph Martin to host Senior Health Festival http://floydcountytimes.com/news/health/50636880/Saint-Joseph-Martin-to-host-Senior-Health-Festival MARTIN — Saint Joseph Martin, part of KentuckyOne Health, will host a Senior Health Festival on Thursday, September 25 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Graceway United Methodist Church (8410 Kentucky 80). Wed, 17 Sep 2014 11:31:05 EST Kentucky professor works to improve irrigation efficiency, soil health in high tunnels http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news_agricultural/50669085/Kentucky-professor-works-to-improve-irrigation-efficiency-soil-health-in-high-tunnels Seasonal high tunnels have emerged in the past few years as an important tool for farmers wanting to extend their growing seasons. Right now, thanks to a Conservation Innovation Grant from USDA, a University of Kentucky professor is studying them... Wed, 17 Sep 2014 10:26:04 EST Red River Gorge site of Living Archaeology Weekend http://floydcountytimes.com/news/lifestyle/50668534/Red-River-Gorge-site-of-Living-Archaeology-Weekend FRANKFORT – Gov. Steve Beshear has proclaimed September as Kentucky Archaeology Month to commemorate the contributions made through the professional practice of archaeology toward the public's understanding of – and appreciation for... Wed, 17 Sep 2014 09:39:06 EST Black lung returns to 1969 levels http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/50653817/Black-lung-returns-to-1969-levels Gains made in the fight against black lung disease since 1969 have been all but erased, according to new data released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. Tue, 16 Sep 2014 13:24:10 EST