Megan Smedley / The Morehead News

Rowan County has been honored by the Kentucky Travel Industry with the Economic Engine Award.

Officials were on hand Friday to present the award, which is given to counties that have had a significant economic impact on the local economy from tourism. Rowan County was recognized as one of the highest tourism revenue generating and tourism job creating counties in the state.     

Feature: Phi Mu Alpha Spring Sing Showcase

Mar 13, 2018

The 2018 Spring Sing Showcase is returning to Morehead State University this April, hosted by the Phi Mu Alpha fraternity. WMKY’s Cody Robinson has the story…


March 13, 2018 -- John Harvard was a New England colonist whose bequest permitted the firm establishment of Harvard College.  

A fall from Lockegee Rock isn't forgotten

Mar 12, 2018
Josh Bryant, The Trail Blazer

Morehead State student Trevor Potter still feels the impact of falling from Lockegee Rock three years ago.

Potter fell the 40 feet in September 2016, from where most people climb and stand to view the landscape. He impacted near a pointed stump that could have ended his life.

“It’s crazy to think that in September it will make three years,” Potter said. “A pointed stump was really close to my body that my friends say I easily could have landed on.”

Morehead State University

Morehead State University’s Dr. Ronald D. Morrison, professor of English, has published an essay that explores connections between the country-rock band Blackberry Smoke and the poetry of William Wordsworth.

The essay titled “Wordsworth’s ‘Michael,’ the Georgic, and Blackberry Smoke” appears in the volume Rock and Romanticism: Blake, Wordsworth, and Rock from Dylan to U2, edited by James Rovira and published by Lexington Books, an imprint of Rowman and Littlefield.

Student Government Association holds debate before upcoming elections

Mar 12, 2018
Josh Bryant, The Trail Blazer

Morehead State University's Student Government Association held its first debate Wednesday, March 7th at 6:30 p.m.

The event featured a conversation between juniors Tom Curtsinger and Brandon Bryer, both of whom are running for president. Aaron Curnute and Colby Birkes are in the running for vice president.

Hotly discussed issues included meal swipes, alcohol on campus, housing and student counselling and health services.

Curtsinger said his priorities are health services and housing.

Kentucky Commission on Human Rights

The Kentucky Commission on the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (KCDHH) urges Kentuckians to celebrate National Deaf History Month, March 13-April 15, by recognizing deaf champions and increasing awareness of the deaf community’s contributions and rich history.


Kentucky’s annual unemployment rate dropped to 4.9 percent in 2017 from 5.1 percent in 2016, while nonfarm employment gained 11,300 jobs, according to the Kentucky Center for Education and Workforce Statistics (KCEWS), an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.

It was the lowest annual jobless rate for the state since 2000 when the rate was 4.2 percent.

The U.S. annual unemployment rate dropped to 4.4 percent in 2017 from 4.9 percent in 2016.


March 12, 2018 -- Jack Kerouac was an American novelist and poet of French-Canadian descent. He is considered a literary iconoclast and, alongside William S. Burroughs and Allen Ginsberg, a pioneer of the Beat Generation.

A statement from Alltech reads: It is with great sadness that Alltech announces the passing of its founder and president, Dr. Pearse Lyons. Lyons died on Thursday, March 8, due to an acute lung condition that developed during his recovery from heart surgery. He was 73.


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