We will not walk in fear, one of another. We will not be driven by fear into an age of unreason, if we dig deep in our history and our doctrine, and remember that we are not descended from fearful men. -Edward R Murrow

Irish playwright George Bernard Shaw wrote more than 60 plays during his lifetime and was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1925.

(biography.com)    

Morehead State University's Presidential Search and Screening Advisory Committee will host seven public meetings to obtain input from members of the MSU community and the general public on the presidential search.

The committee will host in-person meetings in Hazard, Prestonsburg, Maysville, Mt. Sterling, Ashland and Morehead.

Don Knotts Statue Unveiled in Morgantown

Jul 25, 2016

A statue honoring TV legend Don Knotts was unveiled Saturday, July 23, in front of The Metropolitan Theatre on High Street in Morgantown.

Death Row Inmate Sues State Over Kosher Meals

Jul 25, 2016

A Kentucky death row inmate has filed a federal lawsuit against the state claiming he is being denied kosher food at the state penitentiary.

How do you make a documentary portrait about a writer who doesn’t want to appear on camera? That was the dilemma facing Austin-based filmmaker Laura Dunn as she put together The Seer, a new documentary that uses author Wendell Berry’s work to explore traditional rural farming and the threats to it.

MSU Athletics

Following the program's best conference finish in the previous 10 seasons, the Morehead State football program continues to be favored as one of the Pioneer Football League's upper echelon teams.

In a poll of the league's head coaches, the Eagles have been tabbed for fourth in 2016.

The Eagles finished 7-4 and 6-2 in the league in 2015, narrowly missing first place and a berth in the FCS playoffs by just one loss. Morehead State returns five primary starters on both sides of the ball. The Preseason PFL Teams will be announced Tuesday.

Retired WMKY chief engineer Ray Roberts, 91, of Eagle Drive, Morehead, passed away Saturday, July 23.

Roberts served in the Air Force as a Staff Sergeant from 1942 -45. Upon his return from the military, he was a dispatch operator for the Kentucky State Police and later a radio engineer for Earl Young. He retired from Morehead State University as chief engineer after more than 20 years of service.

jacklondonpark.com

July 25, 2016 -- Jack London, whose life symbolized the power of will, was the most successful writer in America in the early 20th Century. His vigorous stories of men and animals against the environment, and survival against hardships were drawn mainly from his own experience.

(jacklondon.com)

Terry Prather, The Ledger Independent

After receiving the go-ahead from Mason County and Maysville City commissions earlier this month, local health officials now begin the work to establish a needle exchange program for IV drug users.

The program, more properly known as a syringe access exchange program, will be operated by the Buffalo Trace Health District, Executive Director Allison Adams said.

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