Floyd County Times- RSS Feed http://floydcountytimes.com/ http://floydcountytimes.com/ Sat, 20 Sep 2014 02:07:05 EST 1800 Floyd County students graduate from Rogers Explorers http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news_education/50642189/Floyd-County-students-graduate-from-Rogers-Explorers Floyd County students Madison Turner, Shawna Holbrook, and Rachel Greene graduated from The Center for Rural Development's 2014 Rogers Explorers youth leadership program. Fri, 19 Sep 2014 15:40:04 EST Innovation Network, UPike offer social media workshops to support small businesses http://floydcountytimes.com/news/business/50640735/Innovation-Network-UPike-offer-social-media-workshops-to-support-small-businesses PIKEVILLE – Businesses in Eastern Kentucky are taking to social media to reach new customers. Fri, 19 Sep 2014 14:36:06 EST Breaks Park plans first-ever elk tour Sept. 27 http://floydcountytimes.com/news/lifestyle/50639739/Breaks-Park-plans-first-ever-elk-tour-Sept.-27 Breaks Park will host an elk viewing tour on Sept. 27 during their third annual Nature Weekend event. Fri, 19 Sep 2014 13:58:08 EST Legislators hear pitch for new lottery game http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/50636126/Legislators-hear-pitch-for-new-lottery-game LEXINGTON – Legislators heard details on Friday about one man's quest to get the Kentucky Lottery Corporation to purchase a game of chance he conceived to promote and create additional revenue for Kentucky's horse racing... Fri, 19 Sep 2014 10:46:06 EST E-cig retailer speaks with CADA http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/50683409/E-cig-retailer-speaks-with-CADA PRESTONSBURG – September's meeting of Communities Against Drug Addiction featured a guest speaker excited about educating the uninitiated in the emerging industry of electronic cigarettes. Thu, 18 Sep 2014 10:55:05 EST Constitution Day celebrated with voter registrations http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/50683305/Constitution-Day-celebrated-with-voter-registrations PRESTONSBURG — Floyd County Clerk Chris Waugh and Connie Gray spent Wednesday running a voter signup drive at Big Sandy Community and Technical College's Student Center in Prestonsburg. Thu, 18 Sep 2014 10:52:04 EST Office theft caught on camera http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/50683846/Office-theft-caught-on-camera STANVILLE — An Ivy Creek man is facing felony theft charges, after surveillance video allegedly showed him stealing money from a restaurant safe. Thu, 18 Sep 2014 10:42:03 EST Father files theft charge against son http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/50683803/Father-files-theft-charge-against-son PRESTONSBURG — A Goebel Branch man faces felony theft charges for allegedly stealing cash from his father. Thu, 18 Sep 2014 10:40:16 EST Raiders rout Knott Central for second straight win http://floydcountytimes.com/news/sports/50683358/Raiders-rout-Knott-Central-for-second-straight-win HI HAT - South Floyd defeated visiting Knott County Central 50-20 to post its second straight win on Friday night. Thu, 18 Sep 2014 10:31:05 EST Bath County man arrested after wreck http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/50683451/Bath-County-man-arrested-after-wreck JACK'S CREEK — A car wreck was only the beginning of trouble for an Owingsville man, who found himself in jail after he allegedly became belligerent with ambulance workers who sought to treat him. Thu, 18 Sep 2014 10:26:02 EST Blackcats ranked seventh in Class 2A poll http://floydcountytimes.com/news/sports/50682691/Blackcats-ranked-seventh-in-Class-2A-poll PRESTONSBURG - Prestonsburg is ranked seventh in the latest Kentucky Associated Press Class 2A High School Football Poll.The Blackcats are listed ahead of Middlesboro (8), Glasgow (9) and Newport Central Catholic (10). Thu, 18 Sep 2014 10:06:08 EST Obama’s foreign policy collapse http://floydcountytimes.com/news/opinion/50683042/Obamas-foreign-policy-collapse President Barack Obama's stated goal in the fight against the Islamic State, aka ISIS, is to reduce it to a “manageable problem.” Thu, 18 Sep 2014 09:57:07 EST The many islands of ‘Dr. Moreau’ http://floydcountytimes.com/news/opinion_columns/50682803/The-many-islands-of-Dr.-Moreau H.G. Wells was a true visionary who penned classic stories about fantastic subjects. He was also a slightly paranoid genius, who cloaked his fears for the future of mankind in compelling sci-fi stories. Though he is most famous for introducing the... Thu, 18 Sep 2014 09:52:09 EST Rental Central http://floydcountytimes.com/news/opinion_columns/50682732/Rental-Central A good week for solid entertainment saw several quality TV series and two blockbuster films hitting the shelves. Thu, 18 Sep 2014 09:41:04 EST Lady Blackcats upend host Hazard http://floydcountytimes.com/news/sports/50682018/Lady-Blackcats-upend-host-Hazard HAZARD - Prestonsburg topped host Hazard 4-1 in a girls' high school soccer game on Tuesday. Thu, 18 Sep 2014 09:36:05 EST Allen Central wins Woodford County Invitational Tournament http://floydcountytimes.com/news/sports/50682178/Allen-Central-wins-Woodford-County-Invitational-Tournament EASTERN - Three-time defending 15th Region volleyball champion Allen Central captured another tournament championship over the weekend. After claiming the 15th Region All “A” Classic championship on Thursday (Sept. 11), Allen Central won... Thu, 18 Sep 2014 09:35:09 EST Kinzer wins Virginia Laser Shootout - Crazy 8 Ball Race http://floydcountytimes.com/news/sports/50681740/Kinzer-wins-Virginia-Laser-Shootout---Crazy-8-Ball-Race BRISTOL, Tenn. - Willard Kinzer drove his 2000 Twin Turbo Corvette to victory lane during the Virginia Laser Shootout - Crazy 8 Ball race at Thunder Valley on Saturday. Thu, 18 Sep 2014 09:35:06 EST Important election http://floydcountytimes.com/news/letters/50682627/Important-election Right now, there is an epic battle raging over whether America will be a democracy governed by the people or a plutocracy ruled by corporations and the ultra-rich. Thu, 18 Sep 2014 09:30:07 EST Work together for clean coal http://floydcountytimes.com/news/letters/50682578/Work-together-for-clean-coal Our struggling coal industry must find a way to revive itself for the regions whose economies and families depend on coal. I do not see regulations being dialed back in the near future as 70 percent of Americans are of the opinion something must be... Thu, 18 Sep 2014 09:27:03 EST Walk in their shoes http://floydcountytimes.com/news/opinion/50682490/Walk-in-their-shoes I'm a CEO with a GED, and I have walked in the shoes of a minimum wage worker. I know from experience that it's a tougher road today. Thu, 18 Sep 2014 09:18:09 EST