Floyd County Times- RSS NEWS Feed http://floydcountytimes.com/section/NEWS http://floydcountytimes.com/section/NEWS Thu, 10 Jul 2014 20:39:10 EST 1800 Man arrested after police encounter gunfire http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/3888584/Man-arrested-after-police-encounter-gunfire PRINTER — Police responding to a domestic violence call Sunday found themselves greeted by gunfire. Thu, 10 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Meeting to discuss challenges of small hospitals http://floydcountytimes.com/news/health-news/3888494/Meeting-to-discuss-challenges-of-small-hospitals PRESTONSBURG — State Auditor Adam Edelen is planning a series of public hearings across the state — including one in Prestonsburg next week — to talk about the fiscal health of rural hospitals. Thu, 10 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Longtime educator remembered for leadership, caring http://floydcountytimes.com/news/home_top-news-news_education/3887376/Longtime-educator-remembered-for-leadership-caring MARTIN — When Carol Stumbo passed away on Tuesday, Floyd County lost one of its most revered educators. Thu, 10 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Deputies seize marijuana field http://floydcountytimes.com/news/home_top-news/3886863/Deputies-seize-marijuana-field BUFFALO — Officers with the Floyd County Sheriff's Department have confiscated 59 marijuana plants that were being cultivated in a hidden field near Cow Creek on Wednesday. Thu, 10 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Look forward, not backward, federal official urges leaders of Appalachian economic effort http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/3887620/Look-forward-not-backward-federal-official-urges-leaders-of-Appalachian-economic-effort PINEVILLE – Those who would reshape the economy of Appalachian Kentucky shouldn't be held back by the past, a key federal official told leaders of the effort this week. Thu, 10 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST UPike welcomes Chinese delegation from Beijing University of Agriculture http://floydcountytimes.com/news/business-news_education/3887198/UPike-welcomes-Chinese-delegation-from-Beijing-University-of-Agriculture PIKEVILLE – Developing students into global citizens is among the benefits of a new partnership between the University of Pikeville and Beijing University of Agriculture (BUA) in Beijing, China. The universities have agreed to exchange students... Thu, 10 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Make tummy time fun for infants http://floydcountytimes.com/news/health/3886986/Make-tummy-time-fun-for-infants LEXINGTON — Many parents and parents-to-be are aware of the “back to sleep” recommendation made by the American Academy of Pediatrics, which advises that infants sleep on their backs. Making sure your baby sleeps on his or her back... Thu, 10 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Grants available for districts that raised attendence age http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news_education/3886897/Grants-available-for-districts-that-raised-attendence-age FRANKFORT – The check will be in the mail soon for 53 Kentucky school districts that have raised the compulsory school age from 16 to 18 in the past year. Thu, 10 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST UK receives $3.75 million for community-based rural cancer prevention http://floydcountytimes.com/news/health/3886830/UK-receives-$3.75-million-for-community-based-rural-cancer-prevention LEXINGTON — At 44, Sherry Payne was uncommonly young to be diagnosed with colon cancer. She was also too young to have started regular colon cancer screenings, so by the time she developed symptoms and went to the doctor, the disease had already... Thu, 10 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Health poll highlights differences across state’s regions http://floydcountytimes.com/news/health/3886702/Health-poll-highlights-differences-across-states-regions LOUISVILLE — Kentucky Health Issues Poll (KHIP) regional findings are now available. The data are broken down into five regions: Eastern Kentucky, Greater Lexington, Greater Louisville, Northern Kentucky, and Western Kentucky. Each regional... Thu, 10 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Hospital, union continue negotiations ahead of deadline http://floydcountytimes.com/news/breaking_news-home_top-news/3884800/Hospital-union-continue-negotiations-ahead-of-deadline PAINTSVILLE — Highlands Regional Medical Center and Service Employees International Union 1199 are continuing to hold last-minute negotiations in an attempt to reach an agreement on a new contract for 207 hospital employees. Wed, 9 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Suit filed over flea market gassing http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/3876320/Suit-filed-over-flea-market-gassing PRESTONSBURG — A Martin man who was hospitalized for four days after work crews vented a gas line near the camper where he was sleeping has filed a lawsuit against the gas company and a construction company contracted to perform the... Wed, 9 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Pikeville meeting to focus on heritage tourism, place making and economic development through historic preservation http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/3875443/Pikeville-meeting-to-focus-on-heritage-tourism-place-making-and-economic-development-through-historic-preservation PIKEVILLE – A two-day training and educational outreach conference focused on heritage tourism, place making and economic development through historic preservation is planned Aug. 1-2 in Pikeville, the third entry in the 2014 Kentucky... Wed, 9 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Maheu elected Big Sandy student government president http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news_education/3875240/Maheu-elected-Big-Sandy-student-government-president PRESTONSBURG – Taking the plunge and returning to college after 36 years took courage.But Zane Maheu quickly realized attending Big Sandy Community and Technical College (BSCTC) was the perfect match. Wed, 9 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Shepherd feels right at home at BSCTC http://floydcountytimes.com/news/business/3875220/Shepherd-feels-right-at-home-at-BSCTC PRESTONSBURG – Who says you can't go home again?For Ken Shepherd, who works in the maintenance and operations department at Big Sandy Community and Technical College (BSCTC), there's no place like home. Wed, 9 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Teleworks USA launches new online work-from-home training course on customer service http://floydcountytimes.com/news/business/3875204/Teleworks-USA-launches-new-online-work-from-home-training-course-on-customer-service Teleworks USA has launched the latest in an exclusive series of free online training courses available to current and prospective work-from-home employees through its website, teleworksusa.com. Wed, 9 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST High-speed broadband: The public-private debate http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/3874649/High-speed-broadband:-The-public-private-debate FRANKFORT — Kentucky is one of 31 states with no barriers to the creation of municipally-run or nonprofit broadband networks. Bardstown, Murray and Frankfort are among communities in the state that have some form of publicly owned Internet... Wed, 9 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Nearly 12 million kids visit the ER each year for injuries http://floydcountytimes.com/news/health/3874512/Nearly-12-million-kids-visit-the-ER-each-year-for-injuries WASHINGTON — Fun outdoors this summer can turn downright dangerous and result in a trip to the emergency department for kids and parents who are not careful. Each year, nearly 12 million children and adolescents under 18 years old visit the ER... Wed, 9 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST After climb, gas prices inch downward http://floydcountytimes.com/news/business/3874052/After-climb-gas-prices-inch-downward Average retail gasoline prices in Kentucky have fallen 4.3 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.70/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 2,623 gas outlets in Kentucky. This compares with the national average that has... Wed, 9 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Proposed federal greenhouse gas rules aired before state lawmakers http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/3873743/Proposed-federal-greenhouse-gas-rules-aired-before-state-lawmakers FRANKFORT—A Kentucky energy official said two proposed Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rules to limit new and existing fossil fuel electric power generation are expected to be finalized by June 2015. Wed, 9 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST