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poetryfoundation.org

July 28, 2017 -- Gerard Manley Hopkins was an English poet, Catholic and Jesuit priest, whose posthumous fame established him among the leading Victorian poets. His manipulation of prosody established him as an innovative writer of verse.

Morehead State University

Paul Hitchcock knows the blues, particularly “Nothin’ But The Blues,” a blues program he’s hosted for 25 years on Morehead State Public Radio (WMKY, 90.3FM).

The program originated in 1992 as a one-hour program airing Friday nights at 11 p.m. It evolved to two hours in 1994 moving to its current home on Saturday nights. In 2000, the program expanded to its current timeslot from 8 p.m. to midnight.

Through the years, “Nothin' But The Blues” has remained focused on the best in current and classic blues in all styles.

Dreamspider

Muddy Bottom Blues

Program #114 (July 28 at 8:00 p.m.; July 29 at 3:00 p.m.)

Lyrically driven, the songs on Amanda Anne Platt & The Honeycutters blend the band’s old-school country roots attitude with their shared influences of rock and folk.

Performing along with Platt, The Honeycutters are Matt Smith on pedal steel and Stratocaster, Rick Cooper on bass, Josh Milligan on drums and harmony vocals, and Evan Martin on keys and Telecaster.

International Business Times

Kentucky State Parks will be participating in the Aug. 21 Great American Solar Eclipse with fun and educational events during July and August.

Some parks have astronomy experts scheduled to give talks about the eclipse.

Kenlake State Resort Park will kick off the events July 28 with “The Star Geezer" Mark Steven Williams.

Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park will host University of Louisville Astronomy Professor Benne Holwerda for a presentation the weekend of Aug. 19-21.

Morehead State University

Morehead State University President Joseph A. (Jay) Morgan has announced the appointment of Russell F. Mast as the interim vice president for student success. He will assume his new position Aug. 1.

Mast has been with MSU since January 2016. Prior to that, he served in the University System of Georgia and held numerous titles in his more than 25 years at Valdosta State University.

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet

This periodic report includes highlights about work underway on the Mountain Parkway Expansion. Inclement weather or unforeseen circumstances could affect planned activities.

While utility tie-ins continue in the business-dense section of Restaurant Row, construction crews are working at the new bridge on the west end of the project segment, near Magoffin County High School and at the KY 1888 intersections.

More than a hundred community and business leaders took part in a public meeting this morning dealing with the city’s pedestrian safety ordinance which went into effect earlier this week.  Commerce Lexington hosted the informational session to help city officials get the word out about the new law which they hope will further discourage panhandling, especially in the downtown area.

Report Reveals Contaminants In 'Legal' Water

Jul 27, 2017

An environmental group’s new report shows a broad range of contaminants occur in many drinking water systems in the Ohio Valley, even though the water meets federal requirements. The research highlights the gap between what regulations require and what many scientists and health advocates recommend for safe drinking water.

Two new vaccine requirements went into effect for school-age children and teens in June, but Kentucky is making it easier to obtain religious exemptions.

Forbes

Unemployment rates rose in 96 Kentucky counties between June 2016 and June 2017, fell in 20 and stayed the same in four counties, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training, an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.  

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A daily radio feature using general interest pieces, often of literary or historic significance.
Front Page, a half-hour talk show at 9am and 4pm every Friday on Morehead State Public Radio.
In the tradition of "All Things Considered", "Morning Edition" and "The World", MSPR Radio presents "Mountain Edition".
Health Matters focuses on the health care needs of the mountain region. The weekly program is a co-production of MSPR and the Northeast Kentucky Area Health Education Center.