November 20, 2017 -- Joseph Robinette Biden Jr. is a retired American politician who served as the 47th Vice President of the United States from 2009 to 2017. A member of the Democratic Party, he represented Delaware as a U.S. Senator from 1973 to 2009.

Southern Cultures

November 17, 2017 -- Shelby Dade Foote Jr. was an American historian and novelist who wrote The Civil War: A Narrative, a three-volume history of the American Civil War.

State Jobless Rate Falls In October

Nov 19, 2017

The Kentucky Center for Education and Workforce Statistics says last month's seasonally adjusted preliminary rate was down from the revised 5.2 percent reported for September.

Terry Prather, The Ledger Independent

More than two dozen decorated Christmas trees will be offered up for bids during the Season of Hope Festival of Trees beginning today at Phillips Folly on Sutton Street.

The event is a fund-raiser for Comprehend and the Women's Crisis Center, organizers said.

David Green of Comprehend said he has attended one in Ashland for the past several years and when Stephanie Gastauer mentioned it to him he was all in.

MCHS students advocate in D.C.

Nov 19, 2017
Christy Howell-Hoots, The Ledger Independent

A group of Mason County High School Family Career and Community Leaders of America students recently visited Washington D.C. in order to advocate for family consumer science funding.

Among the students to visit Washington D.C. were Hannah Applegate, 17, Abigail Spencer, 16, Noah Dunaway, 16, Joshua Coleman, 17, and Olivia O'Hearn, 16.

They were in the nation's capital, Nov. 9-12.

Applegate said FCS is just a newer version of home economics.


Morehead State Public Radio will offer special programs on Thanksgiving.

At 9 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 23, MSPR will air "The Thankful Heart." Music and the Spoken Word Thanksgiving Special features “Come, Ye Thankful People Come," "Count Your Blessings Instead of Sheep" from White Christmas and "Hymn of Praise."

The Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) approved $500,000 in funding to St. Claire Regional Medical Center for the purchase of equipment and supplies to be housed in the hospital’s new Imaging Center in Morehead, KY.

MSU Athletics

Honoring 13 members of the 2017 senior class, Morehead State football concluded its season with a 21-14 win over Davidson on a windy Saturday afternoon at Jayne Stadium. The Eagles finish the year with a 4-7 record and a 3-5 mark in the Pioneer Football League, while Davidson ends its season at 2-9 (0-8 PFL).

"Nothing easy," said head coach Rob Tenyer. "I was really proud of the way our kids battled today. Overall, both teams did a really nice job schematically."

MSU Athletics

Coming off the second-highest scoring total in program history last Wednesday, Morehead State (2-2) hit a roadblock in the form of the North Florida Ospreys (2-1) Friday night at Johnson Arena. The Eagles were unable to overcome 21 turnovers and ultimately fell 61-56.

The Eagles came bursting out of the gate to begin play, starting with a 7-0 run. However, Morehead State would go cold and finish the final 2:12 of the opening quarter without a field goal. North Florida led 21-15 at the end of the first.

Partnership For Drug Free Kids

The Kentucky Justice and Public Safety Cabinet and Operation UNITE are launching a new substance abuse call center that will connect people across the state with drug treatment, Gov. Matt Bevin announced today.


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