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A much anticipated downtown project is getting another financial boost courtesy of Picnic With The Pops.  On Tuesday event president Kip Cornett announced the group is donating more than a million dollars for the construction of a new amphitheater as part of Town Branch Park. 

Splash Pad Hits Snag

Jul 11, 2018
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The city of Morehead’s proposed splash pad at the Don Greenhill City Park could be delayed.

The city moved forward with getting bids on the project after receiving engineer estimates during its meeting Monday.

Councilman Tom Carew says the bids weren’t what was expected.

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Wildcat Legend Frank Ramsey Dead At 86

Jul 10, 2018

Frank Ramsey, a Kentucky men's basketball national champion, All-American and UK Athletics Hall of Famer, died Sunday morning from natural causes in his hometown of Madisonville, Kentucky. His 87th birthday would have been Friday.  Ramsey was a key contributor on Kentucky's 1951 national championship team and one of the stars of the 1954 team that went a perfect 25-0 but declined an invitation to the NCAA Tournament.

Morehead State University

Morehead State University will offer an extra Student Orientation, Advising and Registration (SOAR) program Wednesday, July 18, in preparation for the 2018 fall semester.

First-year and transfer students will register for their classes during these events.

Students also will have their photographs taken for the University’s identification card, the EagleCard, and meet with representatives from financial aid, student housing, food services, and accounting and financial services.

Campus tours will be available.

Sandra Lopez hasn't left the house for eight months. If she does, she could be deported.

People come to her instead; the English tutor might stop by one day, the yoga instructor the next. Lopez says these visits are welcome distractions from the boredom that comes with being in sanctuary.

"When you enter sanctuary, you know the date, the hour, the minute, but you don't know when you're going to leave," says Lopez, who's originally from Mexico. "It could be months. It could be years."

A new movie is coming from Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson — former pro wrestler, current action movie superstar. It's called Skyscraper.

It brings together lots of threads. The world's tallest building! On fire! With thousands of people inside! Including the hero's beautiful family! Johnson is of course the hero, a one-legged war veteran who must save the day.

There are lots of scary moments, lots of tension, and — if you are afraid of heights — lots more tension. The director, Rawson Marshall Thurber, is writing and making his second film with Johnson.

The Ohio Valley’s auto manufacturing industry is growing increasingly nervous about the Trump administration’s trade policy. First came tariffs on steel and aluminum imports, key materials for vehicle makers. Now the Commerce Department is looking into taxes on imported automobiles and automotive parts. Both are ominous signs for an industry that employs more than 1.5 million people in the region. Ohio and Kentucky are the nation’s second and third biggest auto-making states, respectively.

A new radio show series is coming to Lexington this summer. Commons Crossing is a 10-week outdoor, free, live radio event happening Saturday evenings from 7-8 p.m. at WUKY's new studios at 2640 Spurr Road. Join us for a terrific lineup of great bands and artists starting on July 7th.

All shows are free and family friendly (that means animals too). Shows will feature food trucks.

Bring a chair or blanket and come meet us at Commons Crossing! For updates on shows, follow Commons Crossing on Facebook.

Elvis Costello has canceled his remaining European tour dates through July 16 to recover from surgery of an "aggressive cancerous malignancy," according to a statement on his website.

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