Floyd County Times- RSS Feed http://floydcountytimes.com/ http://floydcountytimes.com/ Sat, 31 Jan 2015 18:56:24 EST 1800 Ideas abound at P’burg business forum http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/151586930/Ideas-abound-at-Pburg-business-forum PRESTONSBURG — A specially called meeting of the Prestonsburg City Council took the form of an open forum on business and the development of the local economy at the Mountain Arts Center on Thursday. Fri, 30 Jan 2015 10:15:33 EST For the Record http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/151548033/For-the-Record MARRIAGE LICENSESRhoda Mae Hall, 43, of Teaberry, to James Rickey Blankenship, 56, of Duffield, Va. Thu, 29 Jan 2015 16:25:32 EST Lawsuit filed against fiscal court http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/151553723/Lawsuit-filed-against-fiscal-court PRESTONSBURG — A lawsuit filed in Floyd County Circuit Court this week names the Floyd County Fiscal Court, Magistrate Warren Jarrell, and the Department of Highways District 12 among other defendants, claiming their alleged negligence is... Thu, 29 Jan 2015 16:10:35 EST The power of prayer permeates mission to Haiti http://floydcountytimes.com/news/lifestyle-religion/151553768/The-power-of-prayer-permeates-mission-to-Haiti While many of us were preparing for Christmas, a small group of believers prepared for a mission trip to Haiti. My beloved, one of the leaders, called them together to review their plan and packing, but the main reason for their meeting tonight is to... Thu, 29 Jan 2015 16:10:34 EST Trans-Star to pay $948,000 for Medicare billing practices http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/151553711/Trans-Star-to-pay-$948000-for-Medicare-billing-practices PRESTONSBURG — Trans-Star Ambulance Service will pay $948,000 as a settlement to the federal government, after allegations surfaced that they were transporting Medicare patients when an ambulance was not needed. Thu, 29 Jan 2015 16:10:33 EST Legislators gather at BSCTC http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/151553692/Legislators-gather-at-BSCTC PRESTONSBURG — The Regional Legislative Town Hall Forum held at Big Sandy Community and Technical College's Gearheart Auditorium on Tuesday evening yielded meaningful questions, including several from the audience, and candid responses... Thu, 29 Jan 2015 16:10:31 EST ‘Island of the Burning Damned’ http://floydcountytimes.com/news/opinion_columns/151551865/Island-of-the-Burning-Damned The inhabitants of a small island off the coast of England are all that stand between the earth and an invasion of heat generating space rocks in this fast paced bit of nonsense. Thu, 29 Jan 2015 15:10:31 EST Motorcycle raffle to benefit Trooper Project, Calipari Foundation http://floydcountytimes.com/news/lifestyle/151524920/Motorcycle-raffle-to-benefit-Trooper-Project-Calipari-Foundation The Kentucky State Police has partnered with Man O' War Harley-Davidson® and the Calipari Foundation in an effort to raise money for two great causes. Thu, 29 Jan 2015 13:55:33 EST P’burg girls prevail http://floydcountytimes.com/news/sports/151563386/Pburg-girls-prevail PRESTONSBURG - Prestonsburg remained undefeated in 58th District play on Tuesday, pulling away to defeat upset-minded Allen Central 66-50 in a girls' high school basketball game at the Fieldhouse. Thu, 29 Jan 2015 11:55:32 EST Appalachian women are more likely to get cervical cancer and die from it, but pass up vaccine partly because of fatalistic beliefs http://floydcountytimes.com/news/lifestyle/151567292/Appalachian-women-are-more-likely-to-get-cervical-cancer-and-die-from-it-but-pass-up-vaccine-partly-because-of-fatalistic-beliefs LEXINGTON—A fatalistic belief that getting or preventing cancer is beyond a person's control is one of many reasons young women in Appalachian Kentucky are likely to not get or complete the series of HPV vaccinations to prevent cervical... Thu, 29 Jan 2015 11:40:32 EST Share your diabetes story at the Capitol http://floydcountytimes.com/news/opinion/151567046/Share-your-diabetes-story-at-the-Capitol Personal stories are powerful. This simple truth is what will bring me and dozens of Kentuckians to Frankfort on February 5th for Diabetes Day at the Capitol. This event is a chance to share diabetes stories with our state legislators and encourage... Thu, 29 Jan 2015 11:30:31 EST Blackcats edge Rebels http://floydcountytimes.com/news/sports/151564347/Blackcats-edge-Rebels PRESTONSBURG - Prestonsburg returned to the win column on Tuesday night, outlasting Allen Central in a 58th District boys' basketball game at the Fieldhouse. The Blackcats edged the Rebels 55-52 to post their first win in... Thu, 29 Jan 2015 10:10:31 EST Cooperative dove field program enrollment open http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/151564234/Cooperative-dove-field-program-enrollment-open FRANKFORT – Kentucky farmers can earn much-needed extra cash by enrolling in the Cooperative Dove Field Program. Enrollment is currently underway and continues until March 1. Thu, 29 Jan 2015 08:45:31 EST Elk quota hunt applications now on sale http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/151564165/Elk-quota-hunt-applications-now-on-sale FRANKFORT – Now is the time to apply for Kentucky's elk quota hunts. Thu, 29 Jan 2015 08:40:31 EST UPIKE’s newest college named for Kentucky’s ‘education governor’ http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/151563980/UPIKEs-newest-college-named-for-Kentuckys-education-governor PIKEVILLE - The University of Pikeville announced its newest college – the Patton College of Education – named for Kentucky's 59th governor Paul E. Patton. Thu, 29 Jan 2015 08:25:32 EST Registration continues for FCERS training http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/151563496/Registration-continues-for-FCERS-training PRESTONSBURG - Registration continues for the Floyd County Emergency & Rescue Squad's 2015 moving water flood/rescue technician training. Each training session will span three days. Moving water/flood rescue technician training will be be... Thu, 29 Jan 2015 08:10:31 EST P’burg girls battle Cerebral Palsy http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/151563645/Pburg-girls-battle-Cerebral-Palsy PRESTONSBURG - Earlier in the girls' high school basketball season, much-improved Prestonsburg knocked off two-time defending 15th Region champion Shelby Valley during the 15th Region All “A” Classic. The Lady Blackcats remain on top... Thu, 29 Jan 2015 07:50:31 EST All-A: East Ridge falls to Bracken County in OT http://floydcountytimes.com/news/sports/151563441/All-A:-East-Ridge-falls-to-Bracken-County-in-OT FRANKFORT - Fifteen Region Champion East Ridge came up short in its bid to advance in the Touchstone Energy All “A” Classic, falling to Bracken County at the Frankfort Convention Center on Wednesday night. Tenth Region Champion Bracken... Thu, 29 Jan 2015 06:25:31 EST Ladycats drop non-district game to Magoffin County http://floydcountytimes.com/news/sports/151563308/Ladycats-drop-non-district-game-to-Magoffin-County BETSY LAYNE - The Betsy Layne Ladycats slipped back into the loss column on Tuesday night, falling to the visiting Magoffin County Lady Hornets. Magoffin County pulled away to defeat Betsy Layne 48-31. Thu, 29 Jan 2015 05:35:31 EST Board of Control approves revised archery competition rules, alignment http://floydcountytimes.com/news/sports/151563291/Board-of-Control-approves-revised-archery-competition-rules-alignment LEXINGTON - The KHSAA Board of Control finalized competition rules and a new alignment for the sport-activity of Archery in a meeting at the Association's headquarters on Wednesday morning. After extensive review, the newly approved competition... Thu, 29 Jan 2015 04:45:30 EST