Floyd County Times- RSS NEWS Feed http://floydcountytimes.com/section/NEWS http://floydcountytimes.com/section/NEWS Sat, 25 Apr 2015 06:08:41 EST 1800 Grimes, law enforcement work to protect 2015 primaries http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/153098635/Grimes-law-enforcement-work-to-protect-2015-primaries FRANKFORT — Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes, the state's chief election official, is again joining forces with law enforcement officials to prevent vote fraud in the May 19 Primary Election. Members of the Kentucky Election... Thu, 23 Apr 2015 14:15:31 EST Lt. Gov. “Crit” Luallen to speak at EKU Spring Commencement May 15 http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/153096042/Lt.-Gov.-Crit-Luallen-to-speak-at-EKU-Spring-Commencement-May-15 RICHMOND - Lt. Gov. “Crit” Luallen will address 2,764 degree candidates and receive an honorary Doctor of Laws degree at Eastern Kentucky University's Spring Commencement on Friday, May 15. Thu, 23 Apr 2015 12:35:32 EST Disaster Preparedness workshop slated for May 5 at MSU http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/153095822/Disaster-Preparedness-workshop-slated-for-May-5-at-MSU MOREHEAD - Morehead State University's Kentucky Small Business Development Center will host “Disaster Preparedness for your Business” workshop to be held Tuesday May 5, from 5 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. at the Innovation Launchpad located at... Thu, 23 Apr 2015 12:35:31 EST Floyd school board chair appointed to LSBMAC http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/153094380/Floyd-school-board-chair-appointed-to-LSBMAC PRESTONSBURG — Floyd County Superintendent Dr. Henry Webb has announced that Board Chair Jeff Stumbo has been appointed to the Commissioner's Local School Board Members Advisory Council (LSBMAC) for a two-year term. Thu, 23 Apr 2015 11:55:34 EST Highlands holds sixth annual 5K for autism http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/153094559/Highlands-holds-sixth-annual-5K-for-autism PAINTSVILLE — The Highlands Foundation kicked off Autism Awareness Month by hosting the Sixth Annual Autism Jigsaw 5K on Saturday, April 18th, beginning at the Highlands Medical Office Building in Paintsville. Approximately 110 people registered... Thu, 23 Apr 2015 11:50:35 EST Chamber to host awards banquet May 2 http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/153044834/Chamber-to-host-awards-banquet-May-2 PRESTONSBURG - Floyd County Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual awards banquet on May 7 at 6:30 p.m. in Jenny Wiley State Resort Park's Wilkinson-Stumbo Convention Center. Thu, 23 Apr 2015 11:35:32 EST Universal prayer set for June 6 http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/153091389/Universal-prayer-set-for-June-6 MARTIN — Dr. Chandra Varia and the Varia Family Foundation are reaching out to religious groups and community members in preparation for a day of universal prayer, scheduled for Saturday, June 6 at Varia Mountain in Martin. Thu, 23 Apr 2015 11:25:31 EST Floyd Co. educators honored by UK http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/153093555/Floyd-Co.-educators-honored-by-UK LEXINGTON — Mazie Tackett, of Honaker, Kentucky, and Mildred Whitaker, of Blue River, Kentucky, were honored Saturday, April 18, as “Teachers Who Made a Difference.” Tackett was honored by Jan Hunt and Whitaker was honored by Kathy... Thu, 23 Apr 2015 11:10:31 EST ACHS captures region title http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/153092766/ACHS-captures-region-title EASTERN - Floyd County is home to more region champions. The Allen Central High School bass fishing team claimed the Kentucky High School Athletic Association Region 4 championship at Cave Run Lake on Saturday. Allen Central also featured the top boat... Thu, 23 Apr 2015 11:05:31 EST Jobless rates down in all Kentucky counties in March 2015 http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/153092602/Jobless-rates-down-in-all-Kentucky-counties-in-March-2015 FRANKFORT — Unemployment rates fell in all 120 Kentucky counties between March 2014 and March 2015, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training, an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development... Thu, 23 Apr 2015 10:40:31 EST Big Sandy Singers and Band perform at Hillbilly Days http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/153091043/Big-Sandy-Singers-and-Band-perform-at-Hillbilly-Days PIKEVILLE – The Big Sandy Singers and Band performed on Friday, April 17 at the 39th annual Hillbilly Days on the Billy Johnson stage at the East Kentucky Expo Center. Thu, 23 Apr 2015 09:45:33 EST QUIZ: Which Breed Of Puppy Is Perfect For You? http://floydcountytimes.com/quizzes/puppy1FCT Find out with the Floyd County Times's Perfect Puppy Quiz! Thu, 23 Apr 2015 08:50:38 EST (No heading) http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/153090344/ MARRIAGE LICENSESAshley Brook Blevins, 22, of McDowell, to Ricky Lee Crider, 26, of Prestonsburg. Thu, 23 Apr 2015 08:45:31 EST Stephenson chosen to lead BSCTC http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/153090008/Stephenson-chosen-to-lead-BSCTC VERSAILLES – Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS) President Jay Box has announced the appointment of G. Devin Stephenson, Ed.D. as the next president of Big Sandy Community and Technical College (BSCTC). Thu, 23 Apr 2015 08:25:31 EST MSU’s Free Transfer Application Day slated for May 5 http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/153089503/MSUs-Free-Transfer-Application-Day-slated-for-May-5 MOREHEAD - Morehead State University's Transition Center in the Office of Enrollment Services will host a “Free Application Day” Tuesday, May 5, for students planning to transfer to MSU for the Summer or Fall 2015 terms. Thu, 23 Apr 2015 06:25:32 EST UPIKE among ‘Best Places to Work in Kentucky’ http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/153089497/UPIKE-among-Best-Places-to-Work-in-Kentucky PIKEVILLE - The University of Pikeville has earned the distinction of being one of the “Best Places to Work in Kentucky.” Thu, 23 Apr 2015 06:20:31 EST ‘KYCOM Cares:’ A call to service http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/153089490/KYCOM-Cares:-A-call-to-service PIKEVILLE - On a mission of service, more than 140 medical students from the University of Pikeville-Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine (KYCOM) hosted a citywide community service day volunteering at 15 locations throughout... Thu, 23 Apr 2015 06:15:31 EST Elizabeth Worley to demonstrate basketry at Kentucky Artisan Center http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/153051421/Elizabeth-Worley-to-demonstrate-basketry-at-Kentucky-Artisan-Center BEREA — On Saturday, May 2, Elizabeth Worley, of Lexington, will demonstrate reed basketry from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea. Tue, 21 Apr 2015 15:15:34 EST Kentucky Arts Council accepting applications for peer advisory network consultations http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/153051387/Kentucky-Arts-Council-accepting-applications-for-peer-advisory-network-consultations FRANKFORT — Josephine Sculpture Park was in operation for about five years without a strategic plan. Tue, 21 Apr 2015 15:15:32 EST Annual jobless rates for all Kentucky counties fell in 2014 http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/153050831/Annual-jobless-rates-for-all-Kentucky-counties-fell-in-2014 FRANKFORT — Annual unemployment rates were lower in all 120 Kentucky counties in 2014 than in 2013, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training, an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development... Tue, 21 Apr 2015 15:00:32 EST