Floyd County Times- RSS Feed http://floydcountytimes.com/ http://floydcountytimes.com/ Fri, 19 Dec 2014 01:36:33 EST 1800 Judge, others praise Robinson http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/150936388/Judge-others-praise-Robinson PIKEVILLE — Despite being labeled by a federal judge as a perpetrator of “horrific crimes” and a person who “preyed on the weak” during her sentencing Monday on vote-buying and fraud charges, former Martin Mayor Ruth... Thu, 18 Dec 2014 14:58:03 EST Outburst in court nets six months in jail http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/150935310/Outburst-in-court-nets-six-months-in-jail PRESTONSBURG — All that stood between Kyle Crum getting out of jail in time for Christmas was a court hearing Wednesday morning and a $100 bond payment. But after a series of incidents in court, it now appears it will be at least summertime... Thu, 18 Dec 2014 13:42:05 EST Man charged in school concession burglary http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/150935009/Man-charged-in-school-concession-burglary BETSY LAYNE — A break-in at a school concession stand could result in up to five years behind bars for a Stanville man arrested last week. Thu, 18 Dec 2014 13:31:05 EST Borrowed and pawned ATV leads to theft charge http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/150934467/Borrowed-and-pawned-ATV-leads-to-theft-charge PRESTONSBURG — A Prestonsburg man is facing a felony theft charge, after allegedly borrowing an all-terrain vehicle, then pawning it instead of returning it. Thu, 18 Dec 2014 13:10:04 EST Rebels notch district win over South Floyd http://floydcountytimes.com/news/sports/150930356/Rebels-notch-district-win-over-South-Floyd EASTERN - Seth Hall registered a double-double to lead host Allen Central over South Floyd 62-56 in a 58th District boys' basketball game at J.E. Campbell Arena on Friday night. Thu, 18 Dec 2014 13:09:03 EST ‘Mandrake’ http://floydcountytimes.com/news/opinion_columns/150934354/Mandrake Merry Christmas, readers. Keeping with the spirit of the season, I give you this nifty tale of a killer tree that has a hunger for ugly Americans. Now warm up the DVD player and be careful not to spill any egg nog on that nicely decorated pine in your... Thu, 18 Dec 2014 12:52:06 EST Disappointing week for film buffs http://floydcountytimes.com/news/opinion_columns/150934293/Disappointing-week-for-film-buffs Four mostly mediocre releases made for lousy stocking stuffer this week. The kind of gift where you smile and say thanks, while planning to re-gift it to that obscure uncle who is impossible to shop for so he always gets your... Thu, 18 Dec 2014 12:44:06 EST Favorite stories http://floydcountytimes.com/news/lifestyle-religion/150934131/Favorite-stories “Who Put the Pepper in the Pot” was one of my kids' favorite stories when they were little. The book is worn; the pages all smudged with fingerprints and sippy cup spills. You can tell by looking at it that it was read many, many... Thu, 18 Dec 2014 12:32:02 EST 2014 was a pivotal year for internet http://floydcountytimes.com/news/opinion/150934020/2014-was-a-pivotal-year-for-internet The death of the Internet is at hand. Thu, 18 Dec 2014 12:24:05 EST Politics no place in job of surgeon general http://floydcountytimes.com/news/opinion/150933927/Politics-no-place-in-job-of-surgeon-general Washington, D.C. is a political town. It should come as no surprise to anyone that many times appointments are made based more upon political support than thought as to who would excel in the office. It is a sad reality of our current hyper-partisan... Thu, 18 Dec 2014 12:18:03 EST Imagine http://floydcountytimes.com/news/opinion/150933775/Imagine How many songs do we unknowingly filter through our lives each and every day? I know that in our house, music flows almost nonstop, regardless of the occasion or activity at hand; and Christmas is like a music holiday times 10. So it is interesting... Thu, 18 Dec 2014 12:14:02 EST Big gift for Big Sandy http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/150931149/Big-gift-for-Big-Sandy PRESTONSBURG — It was a warm, emotional scene inside the Big Sandy Community and Technical College's Prestonsburg campus student center when educators and friends of the college gathered at a dinner party on Tuesday, where Dr. Chandra... Thu, 18 Dec 2014 12:07:03 EST Board finalizes school plans http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news-news_education/150931151/Board-finalizes-school-plans MARTIN — The next phase toward construction of the county's new high was approved by the Floyd County Board of Education at a specially-called meeting at May Valley Elementary on Wednesday. Thu, 18 Dec 2014 12:04:04 EST Board approves creation of county honor choir http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news-news_education/150931157/Board-approves-creation-of-county-honor-choir PRESTONSBURG — Of the many actions taken at Monday's regular meeting of the Floyd County Board of Education, one item on the agenda should have talented county high school students singing its praises. Thu, 18 Dec 2014 12:03:04 EST P’burg pawn shop raises special flag http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/150931146/Pburg-pawn-shop-raises-special-flag PRESTONSBURG — Prestonsburg Gun and Pawn has a new item they proudly unveiled at their shop on North Lake Drive on Tuesday, but this one is certainly not for sale. Thu, 18 Dec 2014 12:02:04 EST Grand jury charges three in shooting death http://floydcountytimes.com/news/news/150933224/Grand-jury-charges-three-in-shooting-death PRESTONSBURG — Three people, including two who are still being sought by police, have formally charged, after a Floyd County grand jury issued 28 indictments this week. Thu, 18 Dec 2014 12:01:04 EST Williams earns honor from Sporting News http://floydcountytimes.com/news/sports/150931698/Williams-earns-honor-from-Sporting-News LEXINGTON – University of Kentucky true freshman running back Stanley “Boom” Williams has been named to the Sporting News All-True Freshman Team as a kickoff return specialist for his strong rookie campaign for the Wildcats, it was... Thu, 18 Dec 2014 10:16:02 EST Ladycats drop two games http://floydcountytimes.com/news/sports/150931119/Ladycats-drop-two-games BETSY LAYNE - The Betsy Layne Ladycats dropped back-to-back games to a pair of 15th Region rivals earlier in the week. Betsy Layne lost to visiting East Ridge on Monday night. Then, one night later, the Ladycats ventured to Martin County and came up... Thu, 18 Dec 2014 09:54:02 EST Food City shoppers aid local hunger relief organizations http://floydcountytimes.com/news/lifestyle/150931456/Food-City-shoppers-aid-local-hunger-relief-organizations ABINGDON, Va. – Since 1992, Food City has held their annual Race Against Hunger holiday campaign, co-sponsored by Kellogg's which benefits local hunger relief organizations. Thu, 18 Dec 2014 09:50:06 EST Kidd, Tackett lead Betsy Layne over Lawrence http://floydcountytimes.com/news/sports/150930884/Kidd-Tackett-lead-Betsy-Layne-over-Lawrence LOUISA - The Betsy Layne Ladycats won their second game in three outings late last week. Betsy Layne defeated host Lawrence County 38-26 on Friday night. Thu, 18 Dec 2014 09:09:04 EST