Kentucky's Early Influenza Cases Reported

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The Kentucky Department for Public Health (DPH) received reports of laboratory-confirmed influenza cases, indicating the presence of flu circulating in Kentucky. The cases are from Bullitt, Fayette and Jefferson counties.

Beginning in October, DPH officials will begin to report weekly influenza activity to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as part of statewide flu surveillance efforts.

The flu season in Kentucky may be starting early this year, as the flu season typically begins in October or November.

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet will hold a meeting later this month to share information about construction activities starting in Salyersville as part of the Mountain Parkway Expansion.

The meeting will serve as a preview of the three-year construction project to improve safety and mobility along Salyersville’s Restaurant Row.  The project runs along a nearly 2 ½ mile corridor – from just east of the end of the current Mountain Parkway to just east of the KY 114/US 460 junction (Rock House Road).

Eagle Spirit Packs Available for Purchase Now

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Morehead State Athletics

Morehead State Athletics has announced that it will be selling Eagle Spirit Packs.

Included in the Eagle Spirit Pack will be a stand-up Eagle head table decal, a 24/7 Eagles sticker decal, blue and gold pom-poms and streamers, and two Eagle Excellence Fund t-shirts.

Spirit packs can be purchased for $50 from the Morehead State Athletic Department and are available to all fans, alumni, and local businesses.

Anna Magnusson wins at Golfweek Program Challenge

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Morehead State Athletics

Senior Anna Magnusson closed with a round of 72 and finished at three-under to win the Golfweek Program Challenge by three strokes. The win marks the third of her career at Morehead State and for the second straight year she has won the first tournament of the fall season.

Kentucky Attorney General's Office

Attorney General Andy Beshear partnered with sexual assault prevention advocates to hold a summit in Frankfort today to support individuals working to end Kentucky’s sexual assault forensic exam kit (SAFE kit) backlog.

The SAFE Summit was convened by the Office of the Attorney General and the Sexual Assault Response Team Advisory Committee (SART-AC) ahead of the results from the more than 3,000 backlogged kits returning in the coming days to local police offices across the state.

American Red Cross

The American Red Cross is looking for volunteers to help with disasters, assist military families, and serve the community in Olive Hill and surrounding areas.  

No matter what the disaster may be, floods, tornadoes, fires, earthquakes; American Red Cross Volunteers are always there to lend a helping hand to support their community.

Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea

A new gallery exhibit “Have a Seat: Chairs by Kentucky Artisans” opened Sept. 17 at the Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea, showcasing the work of 33 Kentucky artists.

The definition of a chair varies, but the most basic description declares that a chair has a seat or surface to sit upon and legs. This exhibit follows that sentiment, offering ingeniously designed chairs of all sizes. Artists have created newly made functional seating as well as non-functional miniatures, repurposed chairs and whimsical interpretations of the form.


Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes continued her statewide voter registration effort – one of the largest and longest in recent memory – by kicking off a tour on September 12th to tout Kentucky's online voter registration system at GoVoteKY.com. She is encouraging Kentuckians to register to vote using the portal and to participate in the Nov. 8 general election.


September 26, 2016 -- T.S. Eliot was born in St. Louis, Missouri, in 1888. He published his first poetic masterpiece, "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock," in 1915. In 1921, he wrote the poem "The Waste Land" while recovering from exhaustion. The dense, allusion-heavy poem went on to redefine the genre and become one of the most talked about poems in literary history.     

Alligator Records

American musical legend Stanley “Buckwheat” Dural, Jr.—leader of the band Buckwheat Zydeco—died on September 24, 2016 of lung cancer at Our Lady of Lourdes Regional Medical Center in Lafayette, Louisiana.

The Grammy and Emmy winning artist was the preeminent ambassador of Louisiana zydeco music. NPR’s Weekend Edition called him "the go-to guy for zydeco music...a master of accordion and organ."


MSPR Announces New Programming

Morehead State Public Radio (WMKY at 90.3FM) has announced several changes to its weekly broadcast schedule. Vintage old-time radio programs, additional weeknight classical and Americana music highlight the new program schedule. “As is widely known, Morehead State University has been facing significant budget struggles, resulting in furloughs, layoffs, and other reductions. At MSPR, cuts to our university budget have led to a number of planned programming changes,” said Paul Hitchcock, MSPR...
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