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Morehead State University

The Kentucky Bicycle and Bikeway Commission awarded a $15,000 Paula Nye Grant to Morehead State University’s Sustainability department to create a Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Program.

“The Commissioners are impressed with the progress that Morehead is making in support of cycling infrastructure, education, and events,” said William Gorton III, KBBC chair. “We look forward to status reports related to progress and the success of your accomplishments.”

Editor's note: Tunde Wey is a Nigerian chef. Lora Smith is a native of eastern Kentucky and co-founder of the Appalachian Food Summit.

Josh James, WUKY

Attorney General Andy Beshear has filed a motion in Franklin Circuit Court seeking to intervene in Kentucky State University’s lawsuit against a student newspaper.

At issue is KSU’s denial of requested documents by the Kentucky Kernel, the University of Kentucky’s student newspaper, and of a request by Beshear’s office to legally review the withheld documents.

Beshear said the power of the Attorney General to confidentially review withheld records is critical to enforce Kentucky’s Open Records law, and KSU’s lawsuit is an attack on the state’s transparency laws.

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet

Contractors continue to push ahead with construction on Restaurant Row, the busiest segment of the Mountain Parkway Expansion.

“Now that spring and summer are approaching, work on Restaurant Row will kick into high gear,” said Marshall Carrier, a KYTC engineer who is the project manager for the Mountain Parkway Expansion. “We urge travelers to use caution and be patient as we bring them a safer Mountain Parkway.”

MSU Athletics

It took until the eighth inning Tuesday, but the Morehead State baseball team's offense came through and backed up what turned into a masterful pitching performance as the Eagles rallied to defeat the host Ohio Bobcats 3-1 at Bob Wren Stadium.

Three Eagle pitchers held the Bobcats to no earned runs, and sophomore right-fielder Niko Hulsizer erased a 1-0 deficit in the eighth with a two-out, two-run homer well over the wall in left field to move MSU's record to 14-6 overall. The Eagles have now won nine of their last 10. Ohio fell to 11-8.

Livestream

The Original Front Porch Pickin’, one of the Mountain Arts Center’s (MAC) house productions, will return on Friday March 31 with Appalachian Wireless as the official sponsor of the popular regional show.

Due to rising costs, last fall the MAC began charging an admission at the door. With this official sponsorship, it will once again be free admission for everybody.  

MAC Assistant Director Shelly Crisp is thrilled about the new deal.

“A diet including cheese should be recommended for all to prevent and manage type II diabetes and cardiovascular disease”, according to Dr. Arne Astrup, Professor and head of the department of nutrition, exercise and sports at the University of Copenhagen. From this unlikely beginning, we discuss our top 10 dietary changes, mosquito repellents, hearing aids, the dangers of internet-enabled teddy bears, and hepatitis C.

Morehead State University

Morehead State University has been recognized as one of the best colleges offering online learning in the nation by The Community for Accredited Online Schools.

As a leading resource for campus and online learning, the site released its annual ranking for the 2017 school year, honoring Morehead State University three times for their excellence in online learning.

This week on The Business Side Alan Lytle and Lane Report Executive Editor Mark Green discuss a new report showing Lexington will need to build 22,000 homes over the next decade.  It's just the latest rosy picture coming from the housing industry.

House Bill to Review Criminal Penalties in W.Va.

Mar 21, 2017

House Bill 2966 would put together an independent panel and create the West Virginia Sentencing Commission.

It was taken up by the House Judiciary Committee Monday afternoon and is sponsored by House Speaker Tim Armstead.

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