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State and local leaders are celebrating a milestone in education and economic investment, as the inaugural semester kicks off at the new Rowan campus of Maysville Community and Technical College.  WMKY’s Arlo Barnette has more…

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February 13, 2018 -- Grant Wood was an American painter best known for his paintings depicting the rural American Midwest, particularly American Gothic, an iconic painting of the 20th century.

In his State of the Union address, President Trump described a new tide of optimism that was sweeping the nation. We had Health Matters can feel it, and dedicated the show to that concept. Unfortunately, the only tide we could find in the medical literature was Tide Pods, which are being eaten by disturbed teenagers seeking attention. Soooo, we just did our usual depressing health update.

Morehead locals advocate for the arts

Feb 11, 2018
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Emerging Art Leaders of Eastern Kentucky hosted an art advocacy event at CoffeeTree Books in Morehead last Wednesday intended to promote the restoration of funding for the arts set to be cut in Gov. Matt Bevin’s proposed budget.

Approximately 80 locals and Morehead State University students attended the event. They listened to five speakers argue for protecting a state budget for the arts and preserving the local Kentucky Folk Art Center, which is largely dependent on state funding and is expected to close without it.

Missing Hiker Found Alive

Feb 11, 2018

A Frankfort woman who went missing while hiking with her boyfriend has been found alive. 40-year old Jessica Burk and her boyfriend hit the trails in the Tom Dorman State Nature Preserve Wednesday afternoon. He stopped to take some pictures and the two got separated.

 


High school seniors in West Virginia who sign-up to receive text message reminders for college preparedness are doing better in their first-year of college, according to a recent study. And findings show this prep tactic is even more effective in rural areas. West Virginia Public Broadcasting explored why and brings you this report.

Brian Joseph from Ohio County, West Virginia, has dedicated his professional life to innovation, reimagining and retooling old materials in the region with new technologies. 

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The 19th Annual Big Sandy Women’s Business Symposium is scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 27, at the Ramada Hotel and Conference Center in Paintsville.

The symposium is presented by Morehead State University’s East Kentucky Small Business Development Center. This year’s theme is “Making Connections”.

Registration begins at 9 a.m. The cost of the event is $30, which includes all workshops, meals and afternoon keynote. All women are invited to attend the symposium.

The morning will start with registration, networking and opening remarks at 10 a.m. by Emcee Trish Adams.

Kentucky Arts Council

The Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea salutes photographer Mary S. Rezny as the creator of the Kentucky Governor’s Awards in the Arts, given to eleven Kentucky Governor’s Awards recipients at a recent ceremony in Frankfort.

The Governor’s Awards in the Arts are the Commonwealth’s highest honors in the arts, recognizing individuals, organizations and businesses that have made extraordinary and significant contributions to the arts in Kentucky.

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The Kentucky Arts Council is accepting applications until Feb. 15 for the Folk and Traditional Arts Apprenticeship grant. This $3,000 grant helps master folk artists teach the skills, practices and culture of Kentucky's living traditional arts to less experienced artists who are part of the same community.

Master artists and apprentices must apply together and both be residents of Kentucky. A master artist can practice any traditional art form (music, dance, craft, ceremonial art, storytelling, etc.) learned in his or her community.

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