The Community Advisory Board for Morehead State Public Radio will conduct its quarterly meeting on Wednesday, May 10, at 6 p.m.

The meeting will be held in the MSPR studios, located in Breckinridge Hall on the Morehead State University campus. Meetings of the board are open to the public.

Morehead State Public Radio broadcasts 24-hours a day from the MSU campus. WMKY (90.3 FM) serves as the flagship station for the network. MSPR serves more than 20 counties in Kentucky, Ohio and West Virginia.

People's Energy Plan for Kentucky Proposed

Apr 24, 2017
Public News Service

Saying a transition to clean energy is an opportunity for Kentucky, not a burden, Kentuckians for the Commonwealth has released its Empower Kentucky Plan, the organization's blueprint for the state's energy future.

The grassroots citizens group began working on the plan nearly two years ago, when state leaders rejected the Environmental Protection Agency’s crackdown on pollution from coal-fired power plants. The plan was crafted from statewide public input and in-depth analysis.


Annual unemployment rates decreased in 86 Kentucky counties in 2016 compared to 2015, rose in 26, and stayed the same in eight, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training, an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.

The annual jobless rate for Woodford County was the lowest in the Commonwealth in 2016 at 3.2 percent. It was followed by Oldham County, 3.4 percent; Fayette and Shelby counties, 3.5 percent each; Scott County, 3.7 percent; Boone, Campbell, Jessamine and Spencer counties, 3.8 percent each; and Warren County, 3.9 percent.

BSCTC to host Commencement Ceremonies May 5-6

Apr 24, 2017

Big Sandy Community and Technical College (BSCTC) will host commencement ceremonies on May 5-6 at the Mountain Arts Center (MAC).

A ceremony for allied health (nursing, respiratory therapy, and dental hygiene) graduates will be held at 7 p.m., Friday, May 5. Ceremonies for all other graduates will occur at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., respectively, at the MAC.

Morehead State University will present the annual President’s Spring Concert on the Lawn Thursday, April 27, at Wayne D. and Susan H. Andrews Hall lawn.

The event, which will begin at 5 p.m., is free and open to the public. Parking will be available at the Recreation and Wellness Center lot. 

This year's entertainment will feature the Kentucky Center for Traditional Music.


Spring is in the air, which means sneezing, coughing and puffy eyes are on the horizon. The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) estimates that nearly 50 million Americans each year suffer from nasal allergies and Kentucky is commonly ranked among the worst places to live with spring allergies by the AAFA. This spring, KentuckyOne Health is offering tips on how to manage your seasonal allergies, often referred to as hay fever, as trees and flowers begin to bloom.

Kentucky Attorney General's Office

A group of state attorneys general is imploring members of Congress and the President to adequately fund drug treatment in any plan to replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA), Attorney General Andy Beshear said.

The initial ACA replacement plan would have cut federal funding for drug treatment by an estimated $5.5 billion, Beshear said.

Kentucky Afield Outdoors: Swimbaits Fool Trophy Fish

Apr 24, 2017
Kentucky Department of Fish & Wildlife

Anglers with a bit of salt in their hair remember fondly the venerable Sassy Shad, the paddle-tailed, shad-shaped soft plastic wonder that caught practically anything that swims.

In the fishing lure world, what is old oftentimes becomes new again. Over the last decade or so, the soft-plastic swimbait stormed the fishing world, looking remarkably like a Sassy Shad with refinements.

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet

The Catlettsburg-Kenova Bridge (US 60) in Boyd County will be restricted to one-lane traffic for at least a month once Kentucky Transportation Cabinet contractors begin a $700,000 renovation.

Improvements to the bridge, which carries U.S. 60 across the Big Sandy River to link Catlettsburg and Kenova, West Virginia, include replacement of the old driving surface with a new latex overlay to protect the concrete bridge deck as well as sandblast cleaning and expansion joint replacement. The work will extend the life of the 30-year-old bridge and improve driving conditions.

Men's Basketball Signs De'Von Cooper of Waggener High School

Apr 24, 2017
Morehead State Athletics

De'Von Cooper, a 6-foot-4 guard from Waggener High School in Louisville, Ky., has signed a National Letter of Intent with the Morehead State men's basketball program.

Cooper will be a freshman during the 2017-18 school year.


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