Floyd County Times- RSS Feed http://floydcountytimes.com/ http://floydcountytimes.com/ Sat, 30 May 2015 06:32:03 EST 1800 “Conniving” Conn at heart of benefits crisis http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/153767717/Conniving-Conn-at-heart-of-benefits-crisis PRESTONSBURG — Attorney Ned Pillersdorf does not mince words about Eric C. Conn. He has called Conn's actions “scheming,” “conniving,” and more, after hundreds of Eastern Kentuckians are seeing their Social Security... Fri, 29 May 2015 10:30:32 EST BSCTC to host Appalachian BOLD camps in June http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/153754983/BSCTC-to-host-Appalachian-BOLD-camps-in-June PRESTONSBURG – Big Sandy Community and Technical College (BSCTC) in conjunction with the East Kentucky Science Center and Planetarium and the University of Kentucky will host Appalachian BOLD (Bioeconomy, Outreach, Leadership and Development)... Thu, 28 May 2015 17:05:37 EST Hitchcock http://floydcountytimes.com/news/lifestyle/153763971/Hitchcock Amidst rumors of his impending retirement Alfred Hitchcock decides to shock his critics by making a film from Robert Bloch's lurid novel, “Psycho,” which was based on the story of a twisted serial killer from Wisconsin, Ed... Thu, 28 May 2015 12:30:35 EST Good selections, both new and old http://floydcountytimes.com/news/lifestyle/153763972/Good-selections-both-new-and-old One new film and three classics combined for a better than average selection of rentals this week. Thu, 28 May 2015 12:25:51 EST Congress rewards corporations while punishing the American people http://floydcountytimes.com/news/opinion/153768629/Congress-rewards-corporations-while-punishing-the-American-people Congress keeps feeding big corporations huge tax cuts they don't deserve, even as it starves average Americans of the services and investments they need. The latest example of this indefensible policy is a Thu, 28 May 2015 12:25:38 EST Commencements, causes and campus free speech http://floydcountytimes.com/news/opinion/153768665/Commencements-causes-and-campus-free-speech When my daughter told me that Mark Ruffalo—an actor and Thu, 28 May 2015 12:20:31 EST Council handles budget, lauds student http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/153768498/Council-handles-budget-lauds-student PRESTONSBURG — A special meeting of the Prestonsburg City Council on Tuesday saw the first reading of the proposed budget for the upcoming year. Thu, 28 May 2015 12:15:32 EST School board talks budget http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/153767819/School-board-talks-budget MARTIN — The Floyd County Board of Education convened at the Renaissance Learning Center on Tuesday for a special meeting, with the goal of approving major plans for the upcoming year—including the salary, bids, and a working budget for... Thu, 28 May 2015 11:45:31 EST Wildcats sign Mulder for 2015 class http://floydcountytimes.com/news/sports/153766866/Wildcats-sign-Mulder-for-2015-class LEXINGTON - The University of Kentucky men's basketball team has added standout junior-college transfer Mychal Mulder to its already highly-rated 2015 signing class. Mulder signed a national letter of intent earlier this month and will join fall... Thu, 28 May 2015 11:10:31 EST Jobless rates down in 119 Kentucky counties http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/153766586/Jobless-rates-down-in-119-Kentucky-counties FRANKFORT – Unemployment rates fell in 119 Kentucky counties between April 2014 and April 2015, but rose in Union County, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training, an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development... Thu, 28 May 2015 10:45:31 EST EKU Athletics claims 2014-15 OVC Commissioner’s Cup http://floydcountytimes.com/news/sports/153765890/EKU-Athletics-claims-2014-15-OVC-Commissioners-Cup BRENTWOOD, Tenn. – Eastern Kentucky University has won the Ohio Valley Conference Commissioner's Cup for the 2014-15 school year the league office announced on Tuesday. Thu, 28 May 2015 10:15:31 EST SBDC to host ‘Women Business Enterprise Certification’ workshop http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/153765791/SBDC-to-host-Women-Business-Enterprise-Certification-workshop PRESTONSBURG - Morehead State University's East Kentucky Small Business Development Center will host a workshop “Women Business Enterprise Certification” Thursday, June 11, from 1–3 p.m. at MSU at Prestonsburg's... Thu, 28 May 2015 10:05:35 EST Highlands to offer free sports physicals http://floydcountytimes.com/news/sports/153765670/Highlands-to-offer-free-sports-physicals PRESTONSBURG - Highlands will be offering sports physicals in Inez, Paintsville and Salyersville on Friday. Physicals will be conducted at no charge and no appointment is necessary. The locations for the free sports physicals... Thu, 28 May 2015 10:05:32 EST Spurlock guides AC to 20 wins http://floydcountytimes.com/news/sports/153764929/Spurlock-guides-AC-to-20-wins EASTERN - Floyd County is home to one of five 15th Region baseball teams with 20 or more wins in the 2015 season. Floyd County native Kevin Spurlock guided the Allen Central baseball team to 20 wins in his first season as head coach. The Rebels, under... Thu, 28 May 2015 09:55:32 EST Highlands Behavioral Health employee completes advanced examination http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/153764716/Highlands-Behavioral-Health-employee-completes-advanced-examination LEXINGTON - Anthonea Halfhill, primary therapist within Highlands Behavioral Health, recently passed her Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) Exam. Thu, 28 May 2015 09:15:31 EST KHA Healthcare Governance Leadership awarded to Highlands Board Member Nairn http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/153764581/KHA-Healthcare-Governance-Leadership-awarded-to-Highlands-Board-Member-Nairn LEXINGTON – At the annual 2015 Kentucky Hospital Association (KHA) Annual Conference, held recently, Highlands' longtime board member, Edward R. Nairn (Ted) was presented with the Healthcare Governance Award for his almost 40 years of... Thu, 28 May 2015 09:10:32 EST Subsidizing the idle rich while poor kids go hungry http://floydcountytimes.com/news/opinion/153764347/Subsidizing-the-idle-rich-while-poor-kids-go-hungry To hear some politicians tell it, America's welfare system is facing a grave crisis: Millions of poor people, they say, are idling away their time eating lobster and relaxing on cruises. Thu, 28 May 2015 08:50:32 EST South Floyd football schedule finalized, released http://floydcountytimes.com/news/sports/153763887/South-Floyd-football-schedule-finalized-released HI HAT - The South Floyd High School football program has finalized and released its schedule for the 2015 season. New head coach Chad Hall is set to guide the Raiders in a campaign which will feature three home games during the final month of the... Thu, 28 May 2015 08:40:31 EST Keeping my mouth shut http://floydcountytimes.com/news/lifestyle/153763978/Keeping-my-mouth-shut I'm trying not to talk right now. In fact, at this very moment, I have a bandana tied around my mouth. (I look like a bank robber in an old Western.) Thu, 28 May 2015 08:35:31 EST For the Record http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/153763881/For-the-Record MARRIAGE LICENSESJulie Lynn Compton, 22, of Prestonsburg, to Theodore Lukas Ratliff, 25, of Prestonsburg.Jessica Ryan Conley, 25, of Garrett, to Rebel C. Lawson, 26, of Garrett. Thu, 28 May 2015 08:20:32 EST