Jordan Simonson

A federal judge found a Kentucky clerk at the center of the national debate over same-sex marriage in contempt of court after she defied the Supreme Court by refusing to issue marriage licenses in protest of such marriages. District Judge David L. Bunning ordered Kim Davis taken into custody by federal marshals "until she complies" with a court order.

Davis, the Rowan County clerk, has become the most prominent elected official to refuse to abide by a Supreme Court decision that made same-sex marriage legal across the United States.


Marriage licenses are still not available in Rowan County, a day after a stay of a federal judge’s order compelling the county clerk to grant them to same sex couples expired. MSPR’s Dan Conti reports from the Rowan County courthouse…

Salute to Donald Trump Show

Aug 31, 2015

Donald Trump has emerged as an important figure in American politics, and has gone on record supporting single-payer health care, but also suggesting vaccines may cause autism. Health Matters, never a stranger to controversy, endorses Donald Trump as “a really strange guy”. The show is about refrigerator seizures, retirement choices for pot smokers, Kentucky’s long battle with narcotics, and 3-D printing your medicines.

MSU Athletics

An energized offense was the difference maker for Morehead State soccer (2-2) in a 2-1 victory over Xavier (2-2) at Jayne Stadium on Sunday.

Both goals came in the first half, as MSU applied pressure with four shots on goal.

The first came in the 10th minute, as junior forward Angela Black collected her first of the year. Black took a corner kick from freshman midfielder Samantha Damante, for a five yard flick of the left foot to put the Eagles on the board first. The assist from Damante was the first of her career.

This time of year, it’s the perfect temperature for people to gather on their back deck, maybe over some drinks, to play music. So for this week's episode of Inside Appalachia, Jessica Lilly and Roxy Todd spent some time uncovering a few, shall we say, mysteries behind Appalachian music. We’ll also hear how young people are reviving this old time music.

Pedestrians making their way down Lexington’s Short Street might notice the trek just got a little friendlier.

Paramount Arts Center

The Board of Directors for the Paramount Arts Center has announced that Norma Meek will now serve as Executive Director of the historical performing arts center, an iconic landmark in Ashland.

Meek has been serving as interim director since November 2014 and was excited to accept the position on a more permanent basis.

"I'm delighted to be able stay at the Paramount and continue what the staff and I have already put in motion. The Paramount is fortunate to have an amazing, hard-working staff, and I am thrilled to be part of an exciting new season," Meek said.

Brian Bromberg

Aug 29, 2015
All About Jazz

Sunday Night Jazz Showcase

Program #85 (August 30 at 8:00PM)

A very versatile acoustic and electric bassist capable of playing straight-ahead jazz, funk, and fusion, Brian Bromberg is also one of the few bassists to master the tapping technique made famous by Stanley Jordan, sometimes sounding like three bassists at once during his often-thunderous solos.

MSU Athletics

Freshman forward Dani Wilson collected both goals, including an overtime clinching tally for Morehead State soccer (2-1) in its 2-1 victory over Bowling Green (2-1) Friday night under the glow at Jayne Stadium.

"The result is awesome to get that first win, but the way we played was even better," said Head Coach Warren Lipka. "We were much better on the ball today, and we created scoring opportunities."

MSU Athletics

The Morehead State Volleyball team rallied from behind to win the second and fourth sets, but eventually fell to Indiana State, 3-2. They lost 25-19 (ISU), 27-25 (MSU), 25-23 (ISU), 25-19 (MSU), 15-12 (ISU).

A day after trailing most of the way against Marshall, the Eagles once again trailed in every set. But, on Saturday afternoon they found a way to bounce back. Trailing 19-13 in the second, they rallied to win 27-25, and then in the fourth, after trailing 10-2, they outscored the Sycamores 23-9 the rest of the way to force a pivotal fifth set.


In the tradition of "All Things Considered", "Morning Edition" and "The World", MSPR Radio presents "Mountain Edition".
Front Page, a half-hour talk show at 9am and 4pm every Friday on Morehead State Public Radio.
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.