Floyd County Times- RSS NEWS Feed http://floydcountytimes.com/section/NEWS http://floydcountytimes.com/section/NEWS Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:30:39 EST 1800 Farmers market gaining national attention http://floydcountytimes.com/news/home_top-news-news_agricultural/50061593/Farmers-market-gaining-national-attention PRESTONSBURG — The Floyd County Farmers Market has shown considerable growth during its five-year existence, from having a couple of farmers who made a combined $600 the first year, to adding many more farmers, cooks and craftsmen and bringing... Thu, 24 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST (No heading) http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/50060593/ PRESTONSBURG — The Floyd County Rotary Club presented Earlene Newsome Nelson a check for $300 to support the Town Branch Church of Prestonsburg's annual backpack and school supply giveaway for those in need. The project is in its 20th... Thu, 24 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Loving family matriarch remembered http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/50060509/Loving-family-matriarch-remembered PRESTONSBURG — A loving mother and friend of the community would have been 100 years old this month. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Floyd County teachers attend Professional Development Academy http://floydcountytimes.com/news/home_top-news-news_education-schools/50060098/Floyd-County-teachers-attend-Professional-Development-Academy EASTERN — Before Floyd County students return to school in August, their teachers were already hitting the classroom this week in Floyd County Schools' Professional Development Academy, held over two days at Allen Central High... Thu, 24 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Two injured in head-on collision on U.S. 23 http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/50059887/Two-injured-in-head-on-collision-on-U.S.-23 PRESTONSBURG — A two-vehicle accident at the intersection of Town Branch and U.S. 23 on Thursday afternoon sent both drivers to the hospital and stopped traffic in both directions. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST FCERS preparing for 47th annual radio auction http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/50059975/FCERS-preparing-for-47th-annual-radio-auction PRESTONSBURG — Before the grand opening of the Alexander-Goble-Willis Rescue Training Center on August 30, the Floyd County Emergency and Rescue Squad is holding its annual radio auction this Aug. 6-9. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Vacation Bible school http://floydcountytimes.com/news/lifestyle-religion/50060165/Vacation-Bible-school We have just finished our Vacation Bible School. I'm hyper in my head, but only in my head…the rest of me is pooped. I've been sore every day and walk like a really old woman. I am exhausted and I stink…I've been on the... Thu, 24 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST 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