WMKY

Morehead State University will host the Kentucky Governor's Scholars Program.

MSU is in its second year of a three-year contract with the program.

The scholars arrive on campus, Sunday, June 18, with numerous activities planned for the 380 students throughout their stay.

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June 13, 2017 -- Philip St. John Basil Rathbone was a South African-born English actor. He rose to prominence in the United Kingdom as a Shakespearean stage actor and went on to appear in more than 70 films, primarily costume dramas, swashbucklers and, occasionally, horror films.  

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June 12, 2017 -- John Augustus Roebling was a German-born American civil engineer. He designed and built wire rope suspension bridges, in particular the Brooklyn Bridge, which has been designated as a National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark.   

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Morehead State University

Morehead State University's Board of Regents approved a $152.2 million operating budget, granted tenure and the rank of professor to incoming president Dr. Joseph A. (Jay) Morgan, granted emeritus status to retiring president Dr. Wayne D. Andrews, and announced the selection of Dr. David Saxon for the Founders Award during its quarterly meeting held Thursday, June 8.

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Sunday Night Jazz Showcase

Program #170 (June 11 at 8:00 p.m.)

As with all other art forms, the jazz community has many members who have made significant contributions to its development, yet never received their due recognition. Pianist, composer, and band leader Tom Talbert is one such artist, whose compositions have been ranked with Gil Evans and Stan Kenton.  

Port Magazine

Muddy Bottom Blues

Program #107 (June 9 at 8:00 p.m.)

After the passing of Robert Jr. Lockwood in 2006, David "Honeyboy" Edwards was generally regarded as the last of the Delta bluesmen who had actually played and traveled with Robert Johnson himself, and with Edwards' death in Chicago in August 2011 at age 96, that last link passed into history.

For much of his life, Edwards was something of an underappreciated figure, but not in his latter years -- his slashing, Delta-drenched guitar and gruff vocals were as authentic as Delta blues ever got.

If you’re walking anywhere downtown in the coming days, you’ll probably notice the campaign’s handiwork.

This week’s decision by a federal judge striking down some provisions in Kentucky’s legislative ethics code is drawing fire from the state’s chief law enforcement official.

Should Teens Be Able to Marry?

Jun 9, 2017

West Virginia is one of 27 states with no firm minimum age for marriage.

Between 2000 and 2010, a total of 2,759 minors got married in West Virginia - one of the highest states per capita, according to the New York Times.

Some states are moving to bar marriage for minors. On this week's Front Porch, we debate whether this is a good idea for West Virginia and the rest of Appalachia.

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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.