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Morehead State University’s Dr. John Ernst has been named interim dean of the Caudill College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. He succeeds Dr. M. Scott McBride, who was named chancellor and chief academic officer at Penn State DuBois.

Since July 2016, Dr. Ernst has served as associate vice president for academic affairs/student success.

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Morehead State University’s Dr. Carol Christian has been appointed to the Kentucky Advisory Council for Gifted and Talented Education by Gov. Matt Bevin.

Dr. Christian, of Lexington, is the director of MSU’s Craft Academy for Excellence in Science and Mathematics. She will represent postsecondary education institutions. Also appointed were Brandy Carol Daniels, of Somerset, and Dianne Burns Mackey, of Utica, All three terms expire December 15, 2019.

CBO Report: KY Pays Price Under Congress' Health Plan

Mar 15, 2017
Public News Service

The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office estimates that 24 million people would lose coverage by 2026 under the American Health Care Act, and almost a half-million Kentuckians are included in that number, according to the Urban Institute.

The American Health Care Act (AHCA) would effectively eliminate the Medicaid expansion and change existing tax credits to be based on age instead of income. That could reduce assistance in paying for coverage by as much as $6,000 a year.

Nutrition, Food Bank Programs Prepare to Fight for Funding

Mar 15, 2017
Public News Service

One in six people in Kentucky struggles with hunger, and the rate is even higher among the state's youth, according to the group Feeding America.

Such statistics are why hunger-fighting groups are concerned about possible cuts to federal nutrition programs under the Trump administration.

Jim Weill, president of the Food Research and Action Center, was one of 1,200 people in Washington this week at the National Anti-Hunger Policy Conference.

He says this year, people turned out in record numbers to advocate for the much needed programs.

Kentucky Arts Council

The Kentucky Arts Council’s traveling exhibit, “The Illustrated Word,” will take a brief detour from visiting Kentucky libraries to be featured at Kentucky Crafted: The Market, April 22-23 at the Lexington Convention Center.

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The Eastern Mining Collectors Association will hold its sixth annual Spring Meet and Show at Carter Caves State Resort Park on April 1.

Learn about the rich history of coal mining in Eastern Kentucky at this free event!

Dr. Hoven is a UK professor of Infectious Diseases, and former president of the American Medical Association. Her work in infectious diseases and her concern that her HIV-AIDS patients were unable to access the healthcare system led her into organized medicine and into the AMA. There, she rapidly rose to a leadership position, taking office just as the Affordable Care Act was being rolled out. Enjoy her experiences and her expertise as we talk about hepatitis C in rural Kentucky.

Morehead State Athletics

The Collegiate Rifle Coaches Association has awarded its 2016-17 Scholastic All-American honors, and nine Morehead State rifle students are on the prestigious list.

MSU's total on this list has increased from three in 2015 to five in 2016 and now nine in 2017.

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The Morehead State beach volleyball team has a unique opportunity coming up this month.

Unique, because the opportunity will never repeat.

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Kentucky Transportation Cabinet crews will begin treating for noxious and nuisance weeds throughout the state this month.  The treatments aid in controlling the spread of undesirable plants along state highway rights of way.

The cabinet, in accordance with KRS 176.051, targets Johnsongrass, Giant foxtail, Canada thistle, Nodding thistle, Common teasel, Multiflora rose, Amur honeysuckle, Poison hemlock, Marestail, Japanese knotweed, and Kudzu.

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