Floyd County Times- RSS NEWS Feed http://floydcountytimes.com/section/NEWS http://floydcountytimes.com/section/NEWS Thu, 25 Dec 2014 23:30:23 EST 1800 Caudill comes home http://floydcountytimes.com/news/home_top-lifestyle-news/150975289/Caudill-comes-home PRESTONSBURG — It was an emotional homecoming for one of Prestonsburg's favorite sons, when Kory Caudill performed his “Home for Christmas” show at the Mountain Arts Center Saturday evening. Wed, 24 Dec 2014 15:07:02 EST McDowell ARH helps 80 children through ‘Adopt a Child’ program http://floydcountytimes.com/news/home_top-news/151006248/McDowell-ARH-helps-80-children-through-Adopt-a-Child-program McDOWELL – McDowell ARH Hospital participated in the annual “Adopt a Child” program through the Floyd County School System again this year. Wed, 24 Dec 2014 12:24:02 EST Electricity could rise again http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/151003663/Electricity-could-rise-again HAZARD—With winter weather moving in and days and nights becoming colder by the week, it's not unusual for a homeowner or renter to experience an uptick in their electricity bill. Customers with Kentucky Power, however, may be seeing more... Wed, 24 Dec 2014 11:00:06 EST Citizens, Peoples complete merger http://floydcountytimes.com/news/business/150969153/Citizens-Peoples-complete-merger PAINTSVILLE – Citizens National Corporation, the holding company for Citizens National Bank, of Paintsville, announced Monday that it completed its acquisition of Peoples Security Bancorp, Inc., the holding company for The Peoples Security Bank... Wed, 24 Dec 2014 10:47:04 EST Unemployment continues to improve from 2013 http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/151004475/Unemployment-continues-to-improve-from-2013 Unemployment rates across the state and region continue to fall compared to last year, with all but one county in Kentucky not posting a drop in November. Wed, 24 Dec 2014 10:43:04 EST Letters to Santa Claus http://floydcountytimes.com/news/lifestyle/150863406/Letters-to-Santa-Claus Mrs. Hall's first grade, Osborne ElementaryDear Santa, Wed, 24 Dec 2014 10:06:05 EST Officials to take oath en masse http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/150990314/Officials-to-take-oath-en-masse PRESTONSBURG — Officials with Floyd County and all five of its cities will ring in the new year and their new terms together, as plans are being finalized for a mass oath of office next week. Tue, 23 Dec 2014 12:29:06 EST Webb gives progress report http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news-news_education/150988976/Webb-gives-progress-report MARTIN — In their third meeting in two weeks, the Floyd County Board of Education convened at May Valley Elementary on Monday to receive the mid-year report on the Superintendent's Professional Growth and Development System... Tue, 23 Dec 2014 11:41:03 EST Spending bill allows schools that show ‘hardship’ to vary from requirement to serve 100 percent whole grains http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news_education/150988461/Spending-bill-allows-schools-that-show-hardship-to-vary-from-requirement-to-serve-100-percent-whole-grains The massive 2015 spending bill signed by President Obama Dec. 16 includes a provision to help schools struggling with the whole-grain and sodium requirements that are part of the Healthy, Hungry-Free Kids Act. It did not allow, as House Republicans... Tue, 23 Dec 2014 10:41:06 EST Ky. ranks 8th in the number of high-prescribing Medicare physicians http://floydcountytimes.com/news/health-news/150988418/Ky.-ranks-8th-in-the-number-of-high-prescribing-Medicare-physicians Kentucky ranks eighth in Medicare physicians who are considered “high prescribers” of Schedule 2 medications, drugs that have the highest potential for abuse like oxycodone, fentanyl, morphine and Ritalin, according to an analysis of... Tue, 23 Dec 2014 10:39:05 EST Ten common myths about diabetes busted http://floydcountytimes.com/news/health/150987850/Ten-common-myths-about-diabetes-busted Kentucky ranks 17th in diabetes, and many Kentuckians are newly diagnosed every year with the disease, usually Type 2 diabetes. The diagnosis can be overwhelming, especially if you don't have your facts straight. A report by Healthgrades on the... Tue, 23 Dec 2014 10:09:03 EST Edwards named college president emeritus http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/150987751/Edwards-named-college-president-emeritus PRESTONSBURG – Dr. George D. Edwards, president and CEO of Big Sandy Community and Technical College (BSCTC), was named College President Emeritus during a meeting of the college's board of directors on Tuesday, Dec. 16. Tue, 23 Dec 2014 10:06:02 EST (No heading) http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/150987694/ Fred James, director of the Prestonsburg Convention and Visitors Bureau, presented Big Sandy Community and Technical College President and CEO Dr. George D. Edwards with a plaque commemorating his service to the board of directors of the Prestonsburg... Tue, 23 Dec 2014 10:01:05 EST Conley, Gray win Paintsville Big Sandy Idol competition http://floydcountytimes.com/news/lifestyle/150987585/Conley-Gray-win-Paintsville-Big-Sandy-Idol-competition PAINTSVILLE, Ky. – Big Sandy Community and Technical College (BSCTC) held its Big Sandy Idol competition at Paintsville on Friday, December 12. Big Sandy Idol is sponsored by Gearheart Communications. Tue, 23 Dec 2014 09:58:02 EST Headaches: When should you seek help? http://floydcountytimes.com/news/lifestyle/150987452/Headaches:-When-should-you-seek-help LEXINGTON — Headaches are a common ailment; the World Health Organization estimates that almost half of us have a headache at least once a year. Unfortunately, because headaches are so common, they are often dismissed as insignificant. Tue, 23 Dec 2014 09:50:03 EST Lovely man sought in Louisa gas station robbery http://floydcountytimes.com/news/home_top-news/150987251/Lovely-man-sought-in-Louisa-gas-station-robbery ASHLAND — Kentucky State Police is asking the public's assistance in locating a Martin County man wanted for a gas station robbery over the weekend. Tue, 23 Dec 2014 09:41:05 EST For the Record http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/150931139/For-the-Record MARRIAGE LICENSESTerrie Lee Boyd, 58, of Prestonsburg, to Edgar Lee McKinney, 60, of Beckley W.Va.Kendra Deanene Case, 23, of Dana, to Larry Trent Maynard, 22, of Phelps. Wed, 24 Dec 2014 15:32:04 EST Paintsville lawyer, son plead guilty http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/150973627/Paintsville-lawyer-son-plead-guilty FRANKFORT – Attorney General Jack Conway and his Office of Special Prosecutions announced last week the guilty pleas of a mother and son on prescription drug charges. Mon, 22 Dec 2014 14:08:10 EST SBA honors Community Trust as state’s top lender http://floydcountytimes.com/news/business/150973270/SBA-honors-Community-Trust-as-states-top-lender PIKEVILLE – Community Trust Bank Inc. was recently honored with the “Gold Lender Award” by the United States Small Business Administration (SBA) as Kentucky's top community bank SBA 7a lender in 2013 – 2014. This is the... Mon, 22 Dec 2014 13:57:04 EST Chamber welcomes PennStuart as newest member http://floydcountytimes.com/news/business/150973151/Chamber-welcomes-PennStuart-as-newest-member PRESTONSBURG — The Floyd County Chamber of Commerce would like to welcome its newest member. The origins of the PennStuart firm date back to the 1890s and throughout years the firm's business-oriented approach has attracted many leading... Mon, 22 Dec 2014 13:51:05 EST