At the Pulmonary Rehabilitation Clinic in Scarbro, oxygen tubes dangle from the noses of three miners slowly pedaling on stationary bikes.  All of these men have black lung – a disease caused by breathing in coal dust. Over time, the dust coats the lungs and causes them to harden. Hard lungs don’t easily expand and contract, and that makes it difficult to breath.

If you didn’t grow up in West Virginia, you may have no idea what a pepperoni roll is. But those who grew up eating them in school cafeterias or buying them at some of the Italian bakeries in north-central West Virginia, probably know pepperoni rolls are strongly connected to Appalachian culture and childhood memories.

This week, we’ll learn a bit more about this signature Appalachian food, and we’ll learn about how its origins are deeply connected with the history and culture of coal mining, and to the food that miners brought to work in their lunch buckets.

Morehead State University

Morehead State men's basketball added to its hot streak of now five wins in the past six outings, defeating Eastern Kentucky by a final score of 80-54 in front of a raucous crowd on Saturday night at Johnson Arena.

"We put goals on the (locker room) board every game, and we accomplished a bunch of those goals tonight," said interim head Preston Spradlin. "As a result, you get a really big win in front of a special crowd."

Morehead State University

After falling in back-to-back contests for the first time all season, Morehead State women's basketball (15-5, 5-2 Ohio Valley Conference) righted the ship with an 80-54 win over in-state rival Eastern Kentucky (7-12, 4-2 OVC) on Saturday at Johnson Arena.

"We're excited to get the 'W,'" said head coach Greg Todd. "(Eastern Kentucky) is a good team. We have a lot of respect for them."

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All About Jazz

Sunday Night Jazz Showcase

Program #150 (January 22 at 8:00PM)

Buddy DeFranco is one of the great clarinetists of all time and, until the rise of Eddie Daniels, he was indisputably the top clarinetist to emerge since 1940. It was DeFranco's misfortune to be the best on an instrument that after the swing era dropped drastically in popularity and, unlike Benny Goodman and Artie Shaw, he has never been a household name for the general public.

Kentuckians Headed to DC for Women's March

Jan 20, 2017
Public News Service

Donald Trump will be greeted by a massive, grassroots human rights rally during his first full day in office as president this Saturday.

The Women's March on Washington will draw people from across the country, including Kentucky.

Stephanie Morris plans to make an overnight bus trip to the nation's capital with others from the Bowling Green area. She says it's her way of registering a peaceful protest against the new president's policies and actions.

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It’s often said these are the good old days for deer hunting in Kentucky, but for those of a certain age, or new to hunting, it’s all they have ever known.

The world was tip-toeing into a new millennium the last time Kentucky’s deer harvest did not break 100,000 for a season. The 2016-17 season cleared that mark and surpassed 130,000 for the fifth consecutive season.

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  A groundbreaking for a new recreational trail at Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park will be held on Saturday, Jan. 21, at 1 p.m.

The 8.5-mile trail will be open to hikers, runners, mountain bikers and wildlife enthusiasts. The groundbreaking will take place at the park’s horse stables, where the trail starts and ends.

The work has been carried out by volunteers and is expected to be completed in the spring. Natural obstacles will await mountain bikers along with easier routes designed for novice riders and those on foot.

wkyt.com

  Kentucky’s seasonally adjusted preliminary unemployment rate was unchanged from November 2016 to December 2016 at 4.8 percent, according to the Office of Employment and Training (OET), an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.

The preliminary December 2016 jobless rate was 0.9 percentage points lower than the 5.7 percent rate recorded for the state in December 2015.

The U.S. seasonally adjusted jobless rate for December 2016 was 4.7 percent, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. 

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