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Neeper, Nelson and Russell take on new roles at MSU

Jul 18, 2018

Morehead State University has announced several administrative changes to both the Elmer R. Smith College of Business and Technology and the Caudill College for Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. 

Leeann Akers

   

         As construction draws to a close on the new Rowan County Detention Center, local officials are getting ready for opening day.

            Rowan County Jailer Wes Coldiron spoke to the Fiscal Court during its regular monthly meeting on Tuesday.  Coldiron is looking forward to the event.

            Coldiron adds inmate transportation to the new facility will begin July 23rd.  Morehead State University is slated to take control of the old jail facility on July 31st. 

Morehead State University

Morehead State University welcomed 23 girls to campus July 6-14 for SpaceTrek, an annual residential summer camp that encourages young women to explore science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields.

The camp was open to girls entering their sophomore year of high school with interests in space science and engineering. It is a collaborative effort between MSU's Craft Academy for Excellence in Science and Mathematics, the MSU Space Science Center and the American Association of University Women (AAUW). 

KY Moms: U.S. Should Not Discourage Breastfeeding

Jul 17, 2018
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Some parents are still reeling from word of the United States' opposition to a global resolution supporting breastfeeding. According to a New York Times article, the U.S. wanted to water down a World Health Assembly resolution promoting and protecting breastfeeding around the world.

Alex Turpin with the Le Leche League of Louisville said she is worried about threats to the scarce breastfeeding resources that are available. She said a lot of parents are not able to get the support they need.

A day after President Donald Trump’s meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, most of West Virginia’s congressional delegation has weighed in on what many critics saw as a lost opportunity to condemn the foreign leader for his country’s role in interfering with the United States' 2016 election.

After a sizzling opening weekend the Lexington Lion's Club Bluegrass Fair begins a full week of family fun in Masterston Station Park.  We talk with Fair PR spokesman Rob Bolson about this year's entertainment.

Bourbon & Beyond Announces Extraordinary Music Lineup

For World’s Largest Bourbon Festival

Sting, John Mayer, Robert Plant And The Sensational Space Shifters,

Lenny Kravitz, Counting Crows, And David Byrne

Top The Bill For Second Annual Bourbon, Food & Music Festival

At Champions Park In Louisville, KY

The Morehead News

Some popular Morehead events could face funding issues this year.  

That’s according to Tony Pence, the Executive Director of Downtown Morehead, Inc.  Pence spoke before the Fiscal Court during its monthly meeting Tuesday.

Pence says recently announced cuts from the Morehead Tourism Commission mean his organization will be looking for alternative funding sources for events like the annual antique mall and hometown holidays.

NE KY AHEC

The Northeast Kentucky Area Health Education Center (NE KY AHEC) was presented with the Center of Excellence Award in Distribution at the National AHEC Organization’s biennial conference, held July 8-11 in Arlington, Va.

The Distribution award recognizes an AHEC program that is improving health care workforce distribution throughout the nation, particularly among rural and underserved areas and populations. Other Center of Excellence awards were given in Diversity and Practice Transformation.

AA Roads

Motorists should watch for temporary lane closures on I-64 for bridge inspections this week in Bath, Rowan and Carter counties.

Beginning Tuesday, July 17, contractors will inspect bridges on I-64 between Mt. Sterling and the Rowan County line in Bath County around mile markers 118, 120, 122 and 129.

On Wednesday, July 18, contractors will inspect bridges in Carter County near Olive Hill at mile marker 161.

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