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The Morehead State University Foundation has announced the establishment of the Jerry Gore African-American Heritage Scholarship.

The scholarship is a memorial recognition for MSU Alumnus, Jerry Gore (76).

Gore was a three-time MSU graduate. He went on to serve the University in a variety of positions for 27 years, retiring as the minority student affairs director.

In 1999, MSU Minority Student Services awarded him with an outstanding service award for being an advocate in promoting African-American heritage and paving the way for significant change at MSU.

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Retired Morehead State University professor Dr. Donald Franklin (Don) Flatt, age 80, of Parkersburg, WV, passed away Monday, Dec. 4.

Dr. Flatt joined the Morehead State University faculty in 1962 and retired after 40 years as faculty member and department chair. Specializing in American history, he utilized strategies to make historical periods come alive for his students. He also conducted student study tours in Great Britain and France.

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Morehead State football seniors Jake Sutherland, Liam Maloney and Braylyn Cook have been selected to take part in the FCS National Bowl in Daytona Beach, Fla.

The game, presented by Spiral, is set for Sunday at 1:30 p.m. ET at Daytona Beach Municipal Stadium. It is attended by scouts of all professional levels of football.

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After picking up the latter three victories of a four-game win streak, Morehead State women's basketball saw two of its players recognized by the Ohio Valley Conference for their performance on the court last week.

Junior guard Miranda Crockett was named OVC Player of the Week for the first time in her career, while fellow junior Tierra McGowan was named OVC Newcomer of the Week for the third time this season.

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December 8, 2017 -- Jean Ritchie was an American folk music singer, songwriter, and Appalachian dulcimer player. Her career formed a kind of bridge between the traditional and modern forms of folk music

Rounder

Gregg Allman – Southern Blood (Rounder)

Rick Estrin & Nightcats – Groovin’ In Greaseland (Alligator)

Tommy Castro & Painkillers – Stompin’ Ground (Alligator)

Mitch Woods – Friends Along The Way (E-One)

George Thorogood – Party Of One (Rounder)

Cash Box Kings – Royal Mint (Alligator)

Chris Pierce – You’ve Got To Feel It (Calabama)

Coco Montoya – Hard Truth (Alligator)

Morehead State University will sell three unused properties.

The MSU board of regents voted Thursday to sell the 200 acre Sunnybrook golf course property, the former Corby Ellington American Legion building, located in downtown Morehead, and a four acre parcel of land on Old Cranston road.

Vice President of Administration Beth Patrick says the land could be very valuable on the market.

GOP Tax Reform – What's in it for Appalachia?

Dec 6, 2017

In the early hours on Saturday, the Senate passed the GOP’s tax reform bill. The vote fell primarily along party lines, with all 48 Democrats voting against the bill, alongside the sole Republican Senator Bob Corker of Tennessee.

Lexington Mayor Jim Gray ended months of speculation Tuesday in announcing his candidacy for the U.S. House of Representatives in the Sixth District, setting up a potential contest against Republican incumbent Andy Barr.  The move guarantees that Kentucky's second largest city will have a new top administrator next year.

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A man who sued Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis in 2015 has registered to run against her.

David Ermold was denied a marriage license when gay marriage was legalized in 2015. He announced his intentions to run for the office Wednesday) in Morehead. 

Ermold said even before the 2015 controversy, he was interested in serving in political office. 

Ermold says he has an obligation to help the county move forward and change the national perception of the area.

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