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Shaping Appalachia is a public affairs radio program discussing current issues facing eastern Kentucky and the Appalachian region.

Host: Wayne D. Andrews, President, Morehead State University

Moderator: Jason Blanton

Guests: Charles Holloway, Chris Blakely, Cory Clark

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The Louvin Brothers

Muddy Bottom Blues

Program #94 (February 24 at 8:00PM)

From the close-harmony brother acts of the 1930s evolved Charlie and Ira Louvin, ranking among the top duos in country music history. With Ira's incredibly high, pure tenor and Charlie's emotional and smooth melody tenor, they learned well from the Bolick brothers (the Blue Sky Boys), the Monroe Brothers, the Delmore Brothers, and other major family duos of the previous generation, preserving the old-time flavor while bringing this genre into the '50s, when country music moved to a newer sound.

MSU Athletics

In the penultimate game of the regular season, Morehead State men's basketball (14-14, 10-5 Ohio Valley Conference) knocked off Tennessee Tech (12-18, 8-7 OVC) 73-68 on Thursday night at Johnson Arena.

The game was broadcast live on CBS Sports Network.

"It was a great, unbelievable team win for us," said interim head coach Preston Spradlin. "I thought we defended well, we shared the ball very well, and we really executed down the stretch."

A project spearheaded by two Craft Academy students at Morehead State University is en route to the International Space Station. MSPR's Jacob Lindberg reports...


Governor Matt Bevin has signed a proclamation designating March 1 – 7, 2017, as Severe Weather Awareness Week in Kentucky.  Severe weather knows no boundaries and impacts every individual in every region of the Commonwealth. Because of this, you need to BE AWARE – BE PREPARED – HAVE A PLAN!

Severe weather comes in many forms and emergency planning should consider the possibility of all types of local hazards.

Kentucky Secretary of State's Office

The application to become a Kentucky notary public is now online at sos.ky.gov, Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes announced Wednesday. Nearly 500 online applications have already been submitted.

A notary public is a public servant appointed by state government to witness the signing of documents and to administer oaths. Kentucky residents and non-residents may apply to be notaries to perform notarial acts within the state of Kentucky, but these documents may be sent to other states for recording. More than 80,000 people are Kentucky notaries.

Tips for ACT Takers

Feb 22, 2017

Juniors in Kentucky public high schools will take the ACT on March 21. These tips from the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA) may help students do better on the test.

·         Read, read, read. Most of the ACT is based on reading. The more you read, the better you’ll do.

·         Take advantage of any free ACT prep courses offered by your school or by local colleges and libraries.

·         Take practice tests online or buy practice tests for use at home.

·         Familiarize yourself with the sections and directions.

Kentucky Secretary of State's Office

Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes confirmed Tuesday nearly 60 percent of Kentucky voters cast ballots in last November's presidential election. The State Board of Elections recently finalized voter credit for the cycle.

"More Kentucky voters than ever – 1,955,195 – voted in the 2016 election," said Grimes, Kentucky's chief election official. "After our successful effort to launch online voter registration at GoVoteKY.com and make our voter rolls more accurate, a historic number of Kentuckians showed up and made their voices heard at the ballot box."


The Kentucky Justice and Public Safety Cabinet has been awarded federal funds to host a State Victim Assistance Academy, which trains groups that assist crime victims.

The goal of the academy is to provide fundamental, comprehensive, and academically-based education and training for victim assistance providers, victim advocates, criminal justice personnel, and allied professionals who routinely deal with crime victims in Kentucky.


Billie Jean Osborne’s Kentucky Opry would like to announce open auditions for the Junior Pro program. Auditions will be at the Mountain Arts Center on Saturday March 4, from 10:00 AM until 4:00 PM. Vocalists and instrumentalists will be welcomed. Students ranging from Kindergarten through the 12th grade for the fall semester of 2017 are eligible. Vocalists will need to be prepared to sing a verse and the chorus of “My Old Kentucky Home” and a song of their choice. Instrumentalists need to have a song of their choice and chord charts or tablature for the judges to follow along.


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