Uncommon Goods

The Morehead Writing Project will hold its 2018 Spring Writer's Retreat on Saturday, March 24, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Kentucky Folk Art Center.

The event encourages participants to explore the traditions, culture and colorful characters in their families.

Puppy Loving with Delta Zeta

Feb 14, 2018
Sophie Quesenberry, The Trail Blazer

The Delta Zeta chapter at Morehead State University hosted its first mixer with MSU's Service Dog Association.

At the Valentines Day themed mixer in MSU's CHER building Tuesday, appropriately named "Puppy Love," service dogs along with handlers were able to roam and interact with the sorority members.

The chapter, along with SDA members, also designed tie-dyed collars for the dogs.

West Virginia will be the first state in the nation to allow Medicaid to fund treatment for newborns exposed to opioids in the womb.

When their exposure to opioids ends at birth, infants with Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome experience withdrawal symptoms. They include tremors, vomiting, seizures, excessive crying and sensitivity to loud noises, lights and colors. Infants are weaned from opioid dependence by using small doses of morphine or methadone.

With the Kentucky Supreme Court set to weigh in on the discrimination case against Lexington t-shirt maker Hands On Originals, gay rights advocates are preparing a ruling that could force communities to rethink how fairness ordinances are interpreted.

Morehead State University

Morehead State University President Dr. Jay Morgan announced highlights of the university's budget plans to the campus community last Friday.

In a series of forums, Morgan remarked MSU is doing comparatively well this fiscal year, given Governor Bevin's proposed state budget and an increase in pension costs.

“We have been very conservative in our hiring,” Morgan said. “We've been very conservative in what we've spent, and it's come back to help us. In that perspective, we are in much better shape than many of our sisters around the state.”

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet

Parents, teachers and buses leaving Magoffin County High School will have another connection to the Mountain Parkway when road work near the school is completed.

After continued conversations with local leaders and school officials during construction of the Mountain Parkway Expansion, roadway designers are adding a new access point that will improve traffic flow in the area. The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has updated its design for the Restaurant Row Segment of the project to include a right-turn-only option for traffic departing the school and heading east.


Attorney General Andy Beshear, the Kentucky Association of Children’s Advocacy Centers and Prevent Child Abuse Kentucky today announced upcoming child sexual abuse prevention trainings in Morehead for organizations that serve children.

The April 5 trainings at the Rowan Public Library, 175 Beacon Hill Drive, focus on helping daycares, summer camps, churches and other youth-serving organizations evaluate their programs and offer strategies to strengthen protocols and policies to safeguard children from sexual abuse.

Morehead State University

Morehead State Public Radio (MSPR) has announced three new members to its Community Advisory Board (CAB).

Joining the nine-member volunteer board are Collin Alexander, Shayla Ring and Jeanette Tesmer. The other board members are Katelyn Clark, Sarah Dailey, David Gregory, Krys Lynam, Steve O’Connor and Molly Smothers.

Feature: Missions Veterans Protected Initiative

Feb 14, 2018

Attorney General Andy Beshear and AARP Kentucky and partners launched a project as part of a “scam alerts” initiative.  WMKY’s Kenzie Thompson has the story...

The Trail Blazer

Three university students from Saudi Arabia were arrested Monday and charged with trafficking, according the Rowan County law enforcement officials.

The Rowan County Sheriff’s Office executed a search warrant Monday night, netting an estimated $100,000 worth of cash, illegal narcotics and firearms.

Mohammed Alkhathlan, 25, Haidar Alqallaf, 28, and Ali Sihati, 23, were all arrested at an apartment at 930 Christian Street.

Inside, deputies found ten pounds of marijuana, 1,000 Xanax pills and an unspecified amount prescription cough syrup and cannabis oil.


A daily radio feature using general interest pieces, often of literary or historic significance.
Front Page, a half-hour talk show at 9am and 4pm every Friday on Morehead State Public Radio.
In the tradition of "All Things Considered", "Morning Edition" and "The World", MSPR Radio presents "Mountain Edition".
Health Matters focuses on the health care needs of the mountain region. The weekly program is a co-production of MSPR and the Northeast Kentucky Area Health Education Center.