Sustainable Morehead is an organization dedicated to furthering sustainable living in Eastern Kentucky.  The group met last week to discuss East Kentucky Power Cooperative’s decision to license solar panels to their members. WMKY’s Logan Pemberton has the story…


December 4, 2017 -- Chester Greenwood, of Farmington, Maine, invented the earmuff in 1873, at the age of 15. He reportedly came up with the idea while ice skating and he asked his grandmother to sew tufts of fur between loops of wire.

Consumer Affairs

Kentuckians looking to make extra money in time for the Christmas season need to watch out for seasonal employment scams, according to Attorney General Andy Beshear.

Beshear said his office issued a scam alert this week after receiving multiple reports from Kentuckians who said they responded to a seasonal mystery shopper job advertisement that turned out to be a scam. A resident in Scott County reported losing $2,000 to the scam this week.


Thoughts of snow and ice may be far from the minds of Kentuckians with warm temperatures hovering over the state, but the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) is sounding the battle cry “Winter is Coming” to alert motorists to prepare for the impending wintery conditions. The KYTC stands ready to tackle the elements with sharpened plow blades, stocked salt supplies and trained maintenance crews.

MSU Athletics

Inside Morehead State Basketball, an all-inclusive insight into the men's basketball program, will make its 2017-18 debut this week on the CW Lexington channel.

The show, hosted and produced by David Patrick, will air each Sunday at 1 p.m. ET on DIRECTV channel 14, DISH Network channel 28 and Spectrum Cable channel 99 (or Spectrum channel 5 in Lexington).

The show features commentary and a look back at previous games with head coach Preston Spradlin, along with fun features highlighting Morehead State's student-athletes and coaching staff.


December 1, 2017 -- Rex Todhunter Stout was an American writer noted for his detective fiction. His best-known characters are the detective Nero Wolfe and his assistant Archie Goodwin, who were featured in 33 novels and 39 novellas between 1934 and 1975. 

Vivaldi's Gloria

Nov 30, 2017

The Morehead Community Choir will perform Vivaldi’s Gloria this Sunday at 7 p.m. at the First Baptist Church on Main Street in Morehead.   Leeann Akers files this report.

Provost to step down

Nov 30, 2017

The Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at Morehead State University announced Wednesday that he intends to step down at the end of June 2018.

Dr. Steve Ralston says he is proud of the work his team has done to improve academics at the university. He says the creation of the winter session and a new master’s degree program in nursing are particularly exciting.

Ralston says he spoke with MSU President Jay Morgan about his wishes to step down just before the thanksgiving break. 


November 29, 2017 -- Merle Robert Travis was an American country and western singer, songwriter, and guitarist born in Rosewood, Kentucky. His song's lyrics often discussed both the lives and the economic exploitation of American coal miners.

Council on Undergraduate Research

The Kentucky Academy of Science held its 2017 Annual Meeting at Murray State University. More than 500 scientists and students attended the meeting, and hundreds of undergraduate and graduate students from Kentucky and regional colleges and universities participated in the research competitions.

The academy announced award winners of the student competitions from Morehead State University:

Hunter Gatewood, first place, Graduate oral presentation, psychology

Joseph Reese, second place, Graduate oral presentation, psychology


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