The annual observance of Black History Month will be celebrated at Morehead State University, through various programs and educational opportunities to engage in important conversations about past, present and future issues related to the African American Community in the United States.

MSU's celebration is comprised of programs sponsored by The Black Student Union, Student Programming Board, Multiculturalism and Inclusion and First Year Programs.

NASA says a satellite from Morehead State University will be on the most powerful rocket ever built when it blasts off to the moon in 2018.

University of Kentucky infectious disease specialists are urging pregnant women to heed the advice of the Centers for Disease Control and avoid travel to countries where the Zika virus is active.

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The MSUCorps AmeriCorps Program and their partners are gearing up for their sixth annual Morehead Build-A-Bed Project to provide beds to children who are living in homes with not enough beds or none at all.

The goal is to give beds to children PK-12th grade who are forced to sleep on floors, couches, or in beds with multiple other children or family members. This regional Build-A-Bed Project has provided more than 500 beds to children in Eastern Kentucky since it began in 2010. This year the committee set a goal to build 160 beds.

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The 17th Annual Big Sandy Women’s Business Symposium will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 23, at the Wilkinson-Stumbo Convention Center in Prestonsburg. The theme of this year’s conference is “Laugh, Change, Conquer” and will feature two keynote speakers.

The morning address, “Circuitous Routes to Success” will be delivered by Dianne Leveridge, and certified speaking professional Sally Baskey will present the afternoon address, “Laugh, Change, Conquer.”

Tower of Power

Feb 7, 2016
Jazz Matrix

Sunday Night Jazz Showcase

Program #107 (February 7 at 8:00PM)

The renowned horn-driven funk outfit Tower of Power have been issuing albums and touring the world steadily since the early '70s, in addition to backing up countless other musicians. The group's leader since the beginning has always been tenor saxophonist Emilio Castillo, who was born in Detroit but opted to pursue his musical dreams in Oakland, California.


Jimmy Burns – It Ain’t Right (Delmark)

Shemekia Copeland – Outskirts Of Love (Alligator)

Buddy Guy – Born To Play Guitar (RCA)

Tommy Castro & Painkillers – Method To My Madness (Alligator)

Andy T & Nick Nixon Band – Numbers Man (Blind Pig)

Danielle Nicole – Wolf Den (Concord)

Albert Cummings – Someone Like You (Blind Pig)

Colin Linden – Rich In Love (Stony Plain)

Fleming County Hospital Upgrades to Benefit Patients and Doctors

Feb 6, 2016
The Ledger Independent

Fleming County Hospital recently had $4.2 million in equipment upgrades.

Fleming County Hospital Interim Chief Executive Officer Michael Clark said the upgrades were necessary for the safety of the patients and the efficiency of procedures being completed inside the hospital.

Mays Lick Farmer to Plant Industrial Hemp

Feb 6, 2016
Terry Prather, The Ledger Independent

The first thing Joe Collins wants to make clear is this -- its industrial hemp, and its usefulness as a recreational drug is zero, zip...zilch...nada.

Beginning this spring, Collins will be planting an experimental industrial hemp plot on his farm near May's Lick, as part of the Kentucky Agriculture Department's Pilot Hemp Program.

While in the same family, industrial hemp contains only about 0.3 percent tetrahydrocannabinoids, the intoxicating ingredients, while marijuana contains about 5- 10 percent or more THC.

Proposed State Budget Cuts to Reduce Family Resource Programs

Feb 6, 2016
Terry Prather, The Ledger Independent

With proposed budget cuts by Gov. Matt Bevin, school districts across the state could lose or be forced to reduce, Family Resource and Youth Service Center services.

The governor's proposed budget will cut out 4.5 percent of funding for the current school year, with 9 percent cuts projected for the next two years.

Mary Robinson-Griffey, FRC coordinator at Mason County School District said Friday the 4.5 percent cut this year would mean a return of more than $3,000 to the state from her office, which employs four people.


MSPR Specials for Black History Month 2016

"Moments of the Movement" Daily segments of recordings of the personal histories and testimonials of foot soldiers from the Civil Rights Movement. Some of these stories are harrowing, others are uplifting, but they all convey our collective journey as a nation toward new heights of equality."Right Man for the Time- A Tribute to Jackie Robinson" -- Tuesday, February 9th @ 9:30am The Mormon Tabernacle Choir pays tribute to Jackie Robinson. Music for the show includes "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot",...
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