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Did you miss Monday's special meeting about the new Splash Pad in Morehead?  Listen to the full meeting here: 

Leeann Akers

The Morehead City Council voted Monday to accept a revised bid for installation of the new Splash Pad. 

The Company GameTime has bid the project at just over $389-thousand dollars.   The work includes excavation of the bathroom and mechanical room site, compaction and filling of the unsuitable ground on the site, concrete work, and the installation of the Splash Pad equipment.

Morehead Mayor Jim Tom Trent told the council that the state ruled that an accessible bathroom must be operational before the splash pad can be opened – which added to the cost of the project.

A community group is planning a vigil in downtown Morehead this Wednesday.

The "Confronting Corruption and Defending Democracy" vigil will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Fountain Park, the corner of Main St. and Flemingsburg Rd., across from Wendy’s.

Organizers says the vigil is in response to recent government decisions, including state cuts in Medicaid dental and vision coverage, and new federal policies splitting up or jailing immigrant and refugee families.  Voter suppression and gerrymandering are also concerns.

At Bethany College in Lindsborg, Kan., track and cross country coach Aaron Yoder spends a lot of time on the treadmill. That's not so unusual, until you watch what what he's doing — running backward.

Here Are 4 Latin Albums To Get You Through This Summer

Jul 15, 2018

Ecological statistics pertaining to bees carry a sting: More than 75 percent of the world's 115 primary crops require pollination or thrive better through interaction with pollinators.

Bees are the primary pollinators in the animal kingdom, yet sudden and massive die-offs of these insects began in 2006 and continue now, with a 30 percent annual loss reported by North American beekeepers.

Old Time Radio Downloads

  • Pat Novak For Hire (John Brown Gambling Ring)
  • Chandu The Magician (Journey Up The Nile)  

Kentucky program connects kids with diabetes

Jul 15, 2018
Richmond Mom

A diagnosis of diabetes can be overwhelming, especially for a child. And a Kentucky program is working to provide emotional support for kids with Type 1 diabetes and their families.

The "Family Link" program is a collaboration of the American Diabetes Association in Kentucky and the UK HealthCare's Barnstable Brown Diabetes Center. Dr. Laura Hieronymous, associate director of education and quality services at the center, said patients have a lot to figure out when they're first diagnosed, including how to use insulin and properly monitor blood-glucose levels.

UK Cuts All Ties With John Schnatter

Jul 14, 2018

Following the example of the University of Louisville the state's flagship university on Friday announced it is cutting all ties with Papa John's Pizza chain founder John Schnatter.

Latin Bay Area

Sunday Night Jazz Showcase

Program #212 (July 15 at 8:00pm)

An assemblage of some of Cuba's most renowned musical forces, Buena Vista Social Club's origins lie with noted American guitarist Ry Cooder, who in 1996 traveled to Havana to seek out a number of legendary local musicians whose performing careers had largely ended decades earlier with the rise of Fidel Castro.

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