Floyd County Times- RSS NEWS Feed http://floydcountytimes.com/section/NEWS http://floydcountytimes.com/section/NEWS Sat, 19 Apr 2014 14:40:56 EST 1800 Man charged with escaping home incarceration http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/3586449/Man-charged-with-escaping-home-incarceration TEABERRY — Authorities say a Floyd County man was not trying to get home when he allegedly escaped last week. Rather, he was trying to get away from it. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Rotary moves to new rescue squad building http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/3585667/Rotary-moves-to-new-rescue-squad-building PRESTONSBURG—The Floyd County chapter of Rotary International has found a new home: The new headquarters of the Floyd County Emergency and Rescue Squad. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Grand jury indicts 10 http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/3586200/Grand-jury-indicts-10 PRESTONSBURG — A Floyd County grand jury returned indictments against 10 people this week.Those indicted include:• Billy Gene Hunt, 35, two counts of theft by unlawful taking. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Rescue Squad moves into new headquarters http://floydcountytimes.com/news/home_top-news/3585536/Rescue-Squad-moves-into-new-headquarters PRESTONSBURG — Though their grand opening is still a month away, the new facility for the Floyd County Emergency and Rescue Squad is up and running. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Fiscal court to hold no regular meetings before election http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/3586258/Fiscal-court-to-hold-no-regular-meetings-before-election By the time the May election rolls around, the Floyd County Fiscal Court will not have held a regular meeting for three months. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Complaint: Gas, coal companies ruined health, home http://floydcountytimes.com/news/home_top-news/3585484/Complaint:-Gas-coal-companies-ruined-health-home PRESTONSBURG — A Turkey Creek woman claims in a lawsuit that she lost her health and her home, due to negligence by a gas utility and a coal company last spring. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Strong majorities favor school exericise, nutrition standards http://floydcountytimes.com/news/health/3585371/Strong-majorities-favor-school-exericise-nutrition-standards LOUISVILLE — Poll data released today by the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky and Interact for Health, reveal the overwhelming majority of Kentucky adults favor tobacco-free school campuses, new USDA school nutrition standards, and more... Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Highlands holds fifth annual Jigsaw 5K http://floydcountytimes.com/news/lifestyle/3585271/Highlands-holds-fifth-annual-Jigsaw-5K PAINTSVILLE — The Highlands Foundation kicked off Autism Awareness Month by hosting the fifth annual Autism Jigsaw 5K on Saturday, April 12, beginning at the Highlands Medical Office Building in Paintsville. Approximately 175 people registered... Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Beshear announces Kentucky Innovation Network office in Pikeville http://floydcountytimes.com/news/home_top-news/3584754/Beshear-announces-Kentucky-Innovation-Network-office-in-Pikeville PIKEVILLE – Gov. Steve Beshear announced Wednesday a vital resource for entrepreneurs and small businesses in Eastern Kentucky. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST General Assembly’s 2014 session ends http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/3584729/General-Assemblys-2014-session-ends FRANKFORT — The Kentucky General Assembly's 2014 regular session ended Tuesday, capping off a session in which lawmakers approved the state's next two-year budget and measures that will impact people throughout the... Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Juvenile justice bill heading to governor’s desk http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/3576167/Juvenile-justice-bill-heading-to-governors-desk FRANKFORT — The General Assembly passed a measure Monday that would update the state's juvenile justice system. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Big Sandy announces Ed2Go schedule http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news_education/3575288/Big-Sandy-announces-Ed2Go-schedule PRESTONSBURG – Below are workforce classes we offer through our ed2go program. These classes are offered monthly and last for six weeks. Students have access to instructors 24/7 and a score of 75 percent must be achieved to pass each course. For... Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Michigan meth suspect caught in Pike http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/3576400/Michigan-meth-suspect-caught-in-Pike PIKEVILLE — A man arrested in Pikeville last week is accused of manufactuing methamphetamine as part of a drug conspiracy in Detroit. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Floyd County Animal Shelter now home to art wall http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news-news_education/3577052/Floyd-County-Animal-Shelter-now-home-to-art-wall PRESTONSBURG — Floyd County Animal Shelter is Prestonsburg's latest art gallery, now that shelter manager Shauna Brown has decorated the walls with animal-themed art. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Speaker to discuss recovery at May CADA meeting http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/3577260/Speaker-to-discuss-recovery-at-May-CADA-meeting PRESTONSBURG — May's meeting of Communities Against Drug Addiction will feature a very special guest speaker. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST AARP Tax Aide program ends busiest year yet http://floydcountytimes.com/news/lifestyle/3577036/AARP-Tax-Aide-program-ends-busiest-year-yet PRESTONSBURG — Tuesday marked the income tax deadline, and with it, the last day of work for volunteers with AARP's Tax Aide program. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Self-defense claimed in Bypro shooting http://floydcountytimes.com/news/breaking_news-news/3576899/Self-defense-claimed-in-Bypro-shooting PRESTONSBURG — New details about last week's fatal shooting in Bypro came to light at Tyler Shehan's preliminary hearing in Floyd County District Court on Tuesday. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Kentucky retail food prices get slight bump in first quarter of 2014 http://floydcountytimes.com/news/business/3576176/Kentucky-retail-food-prices-get-slight-bump-in-first-quarter-of-2014 The latest Marketbasket Survey, conducted by the Kentucky Farm Bureau (KFB) Federation in March 2014, indicates that average retail food prices in supermarkets across the state are holding fairly steady with just slight increases reported in the first... Tue, 15 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST UPike students receive awards at Blue Ridge Undergraduate Research Conference http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news_education/3576028/UPike-students-receive-awards-at-Blue-Ridge-Undergraduate-Research-Conference PIKEVILLE – University of Pikeville students and faculty recently attended the 21st annual Blue Ridge Undergraduate Research Conference hosted by Lincoln Memorial University in Harrogate, Tenn. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Third-annual Appalachian Days set for April 22, 23 http://floydcountytimes.com/news/lifestyle/3576016/Third-annual-Appalachian-Days-set-for-April-22-23 PRESTONSBURG – Big Sandy Community and Technical College's Regional Office of Cultural Diversity will hold the third-annual Appalachian Days on the Prestonsburg campus on Tuesday, April 22 and Wednesday, April 23. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST