Marshall University announced Wednesday it’s partnering with the University of Kentucky on a multimillion dollar research grant.

The two universities are partners in a $19.8 million grant from the National Institute of Health Clinical and Translational Science Award. The money helps further clinical and translational science initiatives, emphasizing medical research relevant to the community. The goal is to speed up the process of implementing laboratory findings in patient care. Joseph Shapiro is the Dean of the Marshall University School of Medicine. 

Barr, Kemper Spar Over Country's Direction

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6th District Congressional hopefuls Andy Barr and Nancy Jo Kemper uncovered little common ground in their first televised match-up on KET Monday night.

Flip-flops, halter-tops, and clothing featuring oversized logos won't be part of Kentucky executive branch employees' wardrobes going forward.

A University of Kentucky election law expert says claims of election rigging by Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump don’t square with the evidence.

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Get ready to laugh, dance and scream along with all your favorite scary movie themes, Broadway musical show-stoppers, and more, all guaranteed to make you shiver with fright and delight.

Join your host, Genny Jenkins, for "Halloween of Stage and Screen," Monday, Oct. 31, at 7 p.m. on Morehead State Public Radio.

Morehead State Public Radio broadcasts 24-hours a day from the campus of MSU and serves more than 20 counties in Kentucky, Ohio and West Virginia.

Report Shows K-12 Funding in Kentucky Slipping

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A new national report shows that when education dollars are adjusted for inflation and student population, 23 states, including Kentucky, provide less core funding to elementary and secondary schools now than when the recession began.

The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities found that Kentucky's formula funding, known as SEEK, is down 13.1 percent from 2008, the third largest decrease.

Ashley Spalding, research and policy associate with the Kentucky Center for Economic Policy, said the report debunks the perception that education funding in Kentucky has gone up.

Dental Care Needs for Many Children Go Untreated in Kentucky

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Nearly half of Kentucky third and sixth graders are in need of dental care, a sharp increase from 15 years ago, when it was 32 percent.

A new statewide oral health research project uncovered what Kentucky Youth Advocates Executive Director Terry Brooks calls a paradox.

Why has the need for dental care spiked even though more children are now covered by insurance?

Voters can honor Kentucky veterans’ service by casting their ballots in their honor during the upcoming general election on Nov. 8. Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes is reminding Kentuckians to participate in her office’s "Vote in Honor of a Veteran" program.

October 26, 2016 -- On this day in 1881, the Earp brothers face off against the Clanton-McLaury gang in a legendary shootout at the OK Corral in Tombstone, Arizona.

The rate of fatalities on Kentucky’s roadways is increasing in 2016, according to preliminary numbers from the Kentucky Office of Highway Safety (KOHS). As of Oct. 24, there were 640 fatalities – 29 more than at the same time last year.


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