Floyd County Times- RSS NEWS Feed http://floydcountytimes.com/section/NEWS http://floydcountytimes.com/section/NEWS Mon, 20 Oct 2014 05:13:28 EST 1800 Fright stars invade the Black Lagoon http://floydcountytimes.com/news/lifestyle/150176626/Fright-stars-invade-the-Black-Lagoon BALTIMORE — The Ninth Annual Mid Atlantic Nostalgia Convention was held at the Hunt Valley Wyndham, hosting the biggest turnout yet for the event. Sat, 18 Oct 2014 10:33:09 EST Road gets a rollout http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/150205536/Road-gets-a-rollout SALYERSVILLE — House Speaker Greg Stumbo spoke of watching a dream become reality, during a groundbreaking event Thursday for the start of a project to complete a four-lane corridor across the entire state. Fri, 17 Oct 2014 11:25:09 EST Fundraiser to benefit service dog group http://floydcountytimes.com/news/home_top-news/150191019/Fundraiser-to-benefit-service-dog-group PRESTONSBURG — The family of Ryan Setser, a local four-year-old with Down Syndrome, is continuing their fundraising quest to get their son paired with a highly trained service dog from an Ohio-based nonprofit. Thu, 16 Oct 2014 11:15:04 EST Federal funds falling short for food banks http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/150191804/Federal-funds-falling-short-for-food-banks PRESTONSBURG — Numbers aggregated by the national non-profit Feeding America indicate that a shortfall of federal funds is making a tangible difference in food banks' ability to get food onto the table for families in need. Thu, 16 Oct 2014 11:04:09 EST Escaped inmate arrested http://floydcountytimes.com/news/home_top-news/150191834/Escaped-inmate-arrested PRESTONSBURG — Jeremiah Vance, wanted after escaping the Floyd County Detention Center during a transfer into the custody of the Pike County Sheriff's Department on Sept. 30, has been arrested in Pike County and now faces additional... Thu, 16 Oct 2014 10:59:06 EST Thieves take railroad tracks http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/150191800/Thieves-take-railroad-tracks SPEWING CAMP — Two men are facing felony charges, after police allege they used a stolen pickup truck to cut up and steal railroad tracks, then fled when police arrived at the scene. Thu, 16 Oct 2014 10:57:03 EST Drugs found after man runs from traffic stop http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/150191551/Drugs-found-after-man-runs-from-traffic-stop LACKEY — A man who was pulled over for alleged traffic violations found himself in more hot water, after he allegedly tried to run away from police and drugs were allegedly later found in his car. Thu, 16 Oct 2014 10:37:06 EST Correction http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/150190491/Correction An Oct. 15 story, “Hunger on the rise,” included incorrect numbers from a Feeding America study. God's Pantry network of food banks distributed 1,907,899 meals in Pike County in fiscal year 2014. The Times regrets the error. Thu, 16 Oct 2014 10:25:09 EST Man arrested for refusing to leave brother’s traffic stop http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/150191426/Man-arrested-for-refusing-to-leave-brothers-traffic-stop AUXIER — A man who stopped when he saw his brother get pulled over found himself being taken to jail, after the officer told him to stop interfering and he allegedly refused. Thu, 16 Oct 2014 10:22:04 EST Waiting for deliverance http://floydcountytimes.com/news/lifestyle-religion/150191218/Waiting-for-deliverance I've been studying about Rahab, in the book of Joshua, for weeks. (I'm a little obsessed with it.) I wonder about the things that transpired all those years ago. The Israelite spies had come, she had made a pact with them for the freedom... Thu, 16 Oct 2014 10:04:06 EST Southeast Ky. Chamber announces interim president/CEO http://floydcountytimes.com/news/business/150190639/Southeast-Ky.-Chamber-announces-interim-president/CEO PIKEVILLE — On Oct. 4, Jared Arnett, the current president and CEO of the Southeast Kentucky Chamber, was named as the first Executive Director of SOAR (Shaping Our Appalachian Region). In taking this position, Arnett will transition from the... Thu, 16 Oct 2014 09:53:05 EST Beef and pork prices push retail food costs higher http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/150190561/Beef-and-pork-prices-push-retail-food-costs-higher LOUISVILLE – According to the Kentucky Farm Bureau (KFB) Federation's latest Marketbasket Survey, the rising cost of beef and pork products at supermarkets across the state led to an overall 3.9 percent jump in retail food prices during... Thu, 16 Oct 2014 09:13:06 EST South Floyd student selected to State Advisory Council http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news-news_education/150183010/South-Floyd-student-selected-to-State-Advisory-Council HI HAT — Byron Cox, a sophomore from South Floyd High School, has been selected to serve on the Next-Generation Student Advisory Council, a group that provides input to Kentucky Commissioner of Education Terry Holliday. Thu, 16 Oct 2014 10:25:05 EST Patton Leadership Institute hosts opening session http://floydcountytimes.com/news/business/150178235/Patton-Leadership-Institute-hosts-opening-session PIKEVILLE – The Patton Leadership Institute's inaugural class met last week for their first of nine monthly professional development sessions. 24 community and business leaders took part in the two-day opening overnight retreat at the... Wed, 15 Oct 2014 12:22:05 EST Martin colors itself in ‘Red, White and Blue’ http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/150157988/Martin-colors-itself-in-Red-White-and-Blue MARTIN — Floyd County's oldest celebration rounds out festival season in the Big Sandy Valley, as the 45th annual Red, White and Blue Days Festival gets underway this week. Wed, 15 Oct 2014 09:14:10 EST Hunger on the rise http://floydcountytimes.com/news/home_top-news/150158188/Hunger-on-the-rise PRESTONSBURG — Floyd County's increasing reliance on food banks stands in stark contrast to neighboring counties, according to numbers from the Hunger in Central and Eastern Kentucky 2014 report from Feeding America. Tue, 14 Oct 2014 11:06:03 EST Jenny Wiley Pioneer Festival Parade http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/150159220/Jenny-Wiley-Pioneer-Festival-Parade Elvis and Munroe represented the Kentucky Opry as grand marshals.Kids lining the street busied themselves gathering up the candy scattered by those in the parade. Tue, 14 Oct 2014 10:55:08 EST P’burg keeps tax rates the same http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/150159500/Pburg-keeps-tax-rates-the-same PRESTONSBURG — The City Council took action Monday night that will not mean a raise in tax rates for property owners, but will mean a decrease in tax revenue for city coffers. Tue, 14 Oct 2014 10:46:13 EST Rogers visits Perkins http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/150158771/Rogers-visits-Perkins PRESTONSBURG — On Friday, the Carl D. Perkins Job Corps Center welcomed a guest of honor for a visit, when U.S. Rep. Hal Rogers toured the facility. Tue, 14 Oct 2014 10:13:01 EST Prestonsburg Healthcare to host Hall of Fame induction ceremony http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/150158345/Prestonsburg-Healthcare-to-host-Hall-of-Fame-induction-ceremony PRESTONSBURG – Prestonsburg Healthcare will host a Hall of Fame Café celebration on October 16th at 6:30 p.m. to honor residents at the local nursing home.The purpose of the Hall of Fame program is... 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