WMKY
CNBC

As part of its Occupational and Licensing Review and Reform Program, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has awarded the Commonwealth of Kentucky two grants totaling $1.95 million. The grants will be used to review and streamline licensing requirements and address licensure challenges for veterans and transitioning service members.

Kentucky Today

In a letter sent July 28 to Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education President Robert King, House Democratic Leader Rocky Adkins blasted the performance-based funding formula that awards nothing from a $31 million pool to Morehead State University, Kentucky State University and several coal-county-based KCTCS schools this coming school year.

“This funding approach is fatally flawed, as I argued when it was enacted in last year’s legislative session and again this year when it was included in the upcoming two-year budget,” Leader Adkins said. 

Keep Safe Coalition

Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear has issued a Scam Alert to warn Kentuckians of a new phone scam where con artists claim to be Federal Social Security Administration agents calling to notify you that your Social Security number has been stolen.

Beshear said his office received a report of the scam after a caller tricked a Jefferson County victim into disclosing her Social Security number and paying a fee to receive a new Social Security number and card.

MSU

After over three decades of service to WMKY and Morehead State University, retiring news director Chuck Mraz says goodbye…

Luke Winslow-King

Jun 29, 2018
My New Orleans

Muddy Bottom Blues

Program #145 (June 29 at 8:00pm and June 30 at 3:00pm)

Originally from Cadillac, Michigan, Luke Winslow-King began studying and performing music at a young age. He first came to Louisiana at age 19 with Earthwork Music founders Seth Bernard and Daniel Kahn presenting “From California to the New York Island: The songs and stories of Woody Guthrie.”

REI

Before you head out for a day on or near the water, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) encourages you to make sure you have life jackets for everyone and that you wear them.

In the last 10 years, 84 percent of all public water-related fatalities involved people not wearing life jackets and the greatest number of water-related fatalities involved people swimming in areas not designated for swimming. In addition, 27 percent of boating fatalities involved people falling overboard.

Kentucky Department of Fish & Wildlife

The Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Commission proposed several new deer, elk and fishing regulations at its June quarterly meeting.

The commission recommends all hunting, fishing and boating regulations for approval by the General Assembly. Legislators must approve all recommendations before they become law.

Gene Autry -- Old Time Radio Downloads

Morehead State Public Radio (MSPR) will celebrate the July 4 holiday with special programs.

"That Was Radio – Westerns"            
Wed., July 4 @ 9 a.m.; repeating Sun., July 8 @ 3 p.m.

MSU

Morehead State Public Radio has named Leeann Akers news director.

Her first day will be July 1. Akers will succeed Chuck Mraz, who will retire June 30.

“We are excited to have Leeann lead our award-winning news team. Leeann is a smart and passionate journalist who strives for excellence in reporting,” said Paul Hitchcock, MSPR general manager.

A two-time graduate of Morehead State University, she earned her bachelor’s degree in theatre and master’s degree in communications. She has served as MSPR assistant new director for the past year.

Lexington Herald Leader

During a ceremony in Pikeville this week, Gov. Matt Bevin congratulated Alltech and Dueling Barrels Brewery & Distillery opening its $15 million operation in Pikeville and the creation of 13 full-time jobs.

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A daily radio feature using general interest pieces, often of literary or historic significance.
Front Page, a half-hour talk show at 9am and 4pm every Friday on Morehead State Public Radio.
In the tradition of "All Things Considered", "Morning Edition" and "The World", MSPR Radio presents "Mountain Edition".
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.