Floyd County Times- RSS Feed http://floydcountytimes.com/ http://floydcountytimes.com/ Sun, 20 Apr 2014 20:48:05 EST 1800 Diversity is good for business, the economy http://floydcountytimes.com/news/opinion/3586820/Diversity-is-good-for-business-the-economy When thinking of immigration reform, we must ask ourselves what we want for the country. From a business perspective, important goals to aim for are innovation and entrepreneurship. And although there's no simple recipe for achieving them, one... Fri, 18 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST 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 ‘Grabbers’ http://floydcountytimes.com/news/opinion_columns/3581638/Grabbers A small fishing community off the Irish coast is the scene for an alien invasion of giant, bloodsucking space squids in this throwback to those creature features of the 1950s. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Preschool Easter lessons http://floydcountytimes.com/news/opinion_columns/3581528/Preschool-Easter-lessons There are so many things I can't tell my preschoolers at church. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Bacon is not a vegetable http://floydcountytimes.com/news/opinion/3586904/Bacon-is-not-a-vegetable As a vegetarian, I have to walk a fine line. Thu, 17 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 Jones attends 53rd Sweet 16 http://floydcountytimes.com/news/sports/3585327/Jones-attends-53rd-Sweet-16 PRESTONSBURG - In March, Floyd County resident Perry Jones attended his 53rd Boys' Sweet 16 State Tournament at Rupp Arena in Lexington. Riverview Health Carter Center Nursing Home Chaplain Phillip Ramey accompanied resident Perry Jones on the... 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 Prestonsburg HealthCare Center hosts golf scramble http://floydcountytimes.com/news/sports/3585581/Prestonsburg-HealthCare-Center-hosts-golf-scramble PRESTONSBURG - Prestonsburg HealthCare Center hosted its 2nd Annual Golf Scramble at the Paul Hunt Thompson Golf Course in Allen. The scramble was held for the resident Christmas fund. Facility Chaplain Jamie Slone said that this year's scramble... Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Brantley coming back to Hillbilly Arm Drop Drags http://floydcountytimes.com/news/sports/3585021/Brantley-coming-back-to-Hillbilly-Arm-Drop-Drags HAGER HILL - Lizard Lick Towing's Bobby Brantley got a taste of the Hillbilly Arm Drop Drags last year and he's coming back for seconds. Brantley will appear two days at the Hillbilly Arm Drop Drags, May 2-3 at Combs Airport. Brantley is... 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 Appalachian Wireless becomes title sponsor for Arm Drop Drags http://floydcountytimes.com/news/sports/3584436/Appalachian-Wireless-becomes-title-sponsor-for-Arm-Drop-Drags IVEL - Appalachian Wireless has signed on to become title sponsor of the Hillbilly Arm Drop Drags. The spring race for the Appalachian Wireless Hillbilly Arm Drop Drags is set for May 2-3 at Combs Airport, a made-for-speed venue located between... Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST PHS to conduct youth flag football league http://floydcountytimes.com/news/sports/3584738/PHS-to-conduct-youth-flag-football-league PRESTONSBURG - Youth flag football is returning to Floyd County this spring. Prestonsburg High School head coach John DeRossett has announced plans for a spring youth flag football league to be held in May. 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 Rebels battle back, edge Prestonsburg http://floydcountytimes.com/news/sports/3584316/Rebels-battle-back-edge-Prestonsburg DRIFT - An eight-run deficit didn't deter the Allen Central Rebels on Wednesday night. Visiting Prestonsburg led 8-0 through four innings but couldn't upend host Allen Central. The determined Rebels plated 13 runs in their final two... Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST