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1:01 pm
Thu April 17, 2014

Senior Art Exhibition Opens April 23

The main gallery of Morehead State University's Claypool-Young Art Building will present "Stepping Into The Future: 2014 Annual MSU Senior Juried Art Exhibition,” April 23 through May 7.

The annual show is an opportunity for MSU Department of Art and Design students to exhibit as emerging artists in a professional setting. The exhibition opens with a reception featuring live music by MSU students and complimentary refreshments on Wednesday, April 23, from 5-7 p.m., where awards including Best in Show, first, second, and third will be announced at 6 p.m. 

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WMKY Feature Reports
12:55 pm
Thu April 17, 2014

Feature: MSU Football 2014 Preview

Credit MSU Athletics

As the Morehead State football team prepares for its annual spring game, MSPR's Mike Williams takes a look at the 2014 edition of the Eagles... 

MSU Spring Football Game -- Saturday, April 19th @ 5:15pm -- Jayne Stadium

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WMKY Feature Reports
3:25 pm
Wed April 16, 2014

Feature: Damascus Road Quartet

Damascus Road Quartet

A quartet made up of students from Morehead State University is bringing southern gospel music to area churches.   MSPR’s Shelby Steele has more…

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WMKY Feature Reports
3:23 pm
Wed April 16, 2014

Feature: STAR - Saving the Animals of Rowan

For the fifth year in a row, Kentucky is the worst state in the nation in terms of animal cruelty case convictions, that’s according to the Animal Legal Defense Fund. Three Morehead women are working to try and end the problem locally. MSPR’s Shelby Steele has more….

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Education
2:09 pm
Wed April 16, 2014

UCM Celebrates 10th Anniversary

From left, Dr. Deronda Mobelini, UCM director, and MSU President Wayne D. Andrews.

Morehead State University President Wayne D. Andrews joined education officials Wednesday, April 16, at Hazard Community and Technical College to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the University Center of the Mountains.

“As I look back on the history of the University Center of the Mountains, we have had more than 1,000 students earn their degrees,” said Dr. Andrews. “That is what it’s all about. Giving the students a chance to obtain their education that will make a difference in this area for many years to come.”

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Education
2:06 pm
Wed April 16, 2014

Stivers on KY Gifted High Schools

Credit The Lane Report

Kentucky Senate President Robert Stivers says there could be more residential high schools for gifted students in the Commonwealth if the new academy at Morehead State University is successful. The Manchester Republican says if MSU’s Craft Academy works as well as the Gatton School at Western Kentucky, the concept is likely to spread…

Morehead’s Craft Academy will welcome its inaugural class of 60 students in the fall of 2015. 

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Education
1:55 pm
Wed April 16, 2014

Adkins on Education & KY Assembly

House Majority Leader Rocky Adkins
Credit www.rockyadkins.com

House Majority Leader Rocky Adkins says the 2014 session of the Kentucky General Assembly was good for education. The Morehead Democrat says that’s not just because primary and secondary schools received additional support and teachers were granted a pay raise. He says higher education did pretty well, too…

Despite the capital projects, Kentucky’s new, two-year budget cuts funding for higher education by 1.5%. 

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Health Matters
11:20 am
Wed April 16, 2014

The Final Four Show

#536 Show Summary (The Final Four Show):

The Kentucky Wildcat Basketball Five has had a thrilling run through the NCAA tournament, a source of pride to true blue fans.  In honor of the Wildcats, we present medical information from the other UK, the United Kingdom.  Join us for info on vegetables, Botox, sleeping pills, and pizza advice from the Department of Health.

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Front Page
11:15 am
Wed April 16, 2014

Jim Nickell, Rowan County Judge Executive (4/16)

April 16th -- Chuck Mraz is joined by Rowan County Judge Executive Jim Nickell. 

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WMKY Program Updates
9:37 am
Wed April 16, 2014

Music of the Baroque Holy Week Special

Join MSPR on Friday, April 18th @ 10am for the Music of the Baroque Holy Week Special featuring Bach’s Passion According to St. John, conducted by Jane Glover. 

The soloists include Paul Agnew, Nathan Berg, Yulia Van Doren, Krisztina Szabó, Todd von Felker, Susan Nelson, Klaus Georg, Ryan O’Mealey and the Music of the Baroque Chorus and Orchestra. 

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Arts/Culture
10:03 am
Tue April 15, 2014

Star Theater announces April shows

Morehead State University’s Star Theater public programs for April will feature several favorites and its most popular live program.

The programs will start on Friday, April 18, with the “Origins of Life" at 6 p.m., followed by laser “iPop” at 7 p.m. and “Laser Pop” at 8 p.m.

Programs will continue on Saturday, April 19, with "Nature of Science" at 1 p.m., the live program “Night Sky over Morehead” at 2:15 p.m., and “Origins of Life” at 3:30 p.m. 

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Education
10:01 am
Tue April 15, 2014

KEDC Receives Federal Grant

The Employment and Training Administration (ETA) with the U.S. Department of Labor announced its formal acceptance of a grant proposal from the Kentucky Educational Development Corporation (KEDC).

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WMKY Program Updates
9:51 am
Tue April 15, 2014

Sin Fronteras to premiere April 18

Maria Arroyo
Credit MSU

Morehead State Public Radio has announced the addition of a Spanish music program to its lineup.

Sin Fronteras - Spanish for “no borders” - is a new program to be featured on WMKY (90.3 FM). Locally hosted by Maria Arroyo, the program will make its debut Friday, April 18, at 7 p.m. 

The program will be presented in both Spanish and English as an educational and informative learning tool.

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Arts/Culture
9:34 am
Mon April 14, 2014

Memorial Seeks Names Of Fallen Heroes

Credit Kentucky National Guard

If you know of a member of the Kentucky National Guard who died in the line of duty - the Kentucky National Guard Memorial needs your help. They are asking families and friends of the fallen to contact them and provide them with names.

They are seeking Kentucky Army or Air National Guard members who died in the line of duty from March 19, 1912 to the present. The Memorial has identified 148 but has more than 300 additional names to research. They are hoping that family and friends can suggest names they may not be aware of and add information to the names they have.

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MSU Sports
9:25 am
Mon April 14, 2014

Eagle Tennis Prepares For OVC Tournament

Credit MSU Athletics

The 2014 Ohio Valley Conference Men's and Women's Tennis Championship fields are set. Morehead State's women earned the third seed, while the men are seeded fifth in the six-team tournament. The three-day event will begin Thursday and takes place at the Heflin Tennis Center in Paducah, Ky.

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Arts/Culture
11:36 pm
Sat April 12, 2014

Woodcarving Demonstration At Kentucky Artisan Center

Woodcarver Jack Gann
Credit Kentucky.gov

Three members of the Berea Welcome Center Carvers will demonstrate a variety of woodcarving styles and techniques from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 19 at the Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea. Carving that day will be Jack Gann of Berea, Jack Johnson of Somerset, and John Ferguson of Danville.

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Drugs/Alcohol
3:12 pm
Wed April 9, 2014

Buffalo Trace Heroin Abuse Forums

The Buffalo Trace Agency for Substance Abuse Policy held the last of its community forums this week on heroin abuse. However, the agency says the six meetings that took place throughout the region are just the beginning of efforts to combat the problem.

Lauren Penrose is the prevention program coordinator for Buffalo Trace…

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Government/Politics
3:02 pm
Wed April 9, 2014

McConnell Comp Time Bill

U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell is pushing a plan to give non-exempt employees compensatory time instead of overtime pay for working overtime. The Kentucky Republican says it would give women in the private sector more flexibility…

McConnell says his proposal allows men and women to adapt to the needs of the modern workplace and lets business adapt to the needs of the modern workforce.

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WMKY Feature Reports
2:50 pm
Wed April 9, 2014

Sheriff Carter Retiring

Jack Carter

For over 37 years Jack Carter has served the citizens of Rowan County as sheriff. MSPR's Joshua Grandison spoke with him about retirement and his nine terms of service to the community. 

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Front Page
10:38 am
Wed April 9, 2014

Kentucky Public Retirees

April 9th -- Chuck Mraz is joined in the studio by Paul Guffey and Shirley Clark from the Kentucky Public Retirees organization. http://kentuckypublicretirees.org/

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Transportation
3:26 pm
Tue April 8, 2014

Kentucky Car-Rail Fatalities

According to a new report from the Federal Railroad Administration, there were 14 fatalities in Kentucky last year resulting from collisions between trains and motor vehicles. That’s down from 17 in 2012 and 21 in 2011. However, it’s more than double the number of people killed in 2009 when Kentucky reached a ten-year low of six fatalities.

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Education
12:47 pm
Tue April 8, 2014

Gwen Sloas named director of MSU Mt. Sterling

Credit MSU

Dr. Gwen Sloas, assistant dean of admission for Wright State University’s Boonshoft School of Medicine, has been named regional campus director at Morehead State University at Mt. Sterling.

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Health Matters
11:58 am
Tue April 8, 2014

The Crimea River Show

Dedicated to the embattled people of the Crimean Peninsula, this show includes medical conspiracies, Google Glass and Google Flu Trends, new info on brain health and Alzheimer Disease, and enrollment numbers on Kynect, Kentucky’s Obamacare signup site. Don't you depend on NATO, maintain your independence by staying healthy.

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Front Page
11:02 am
Tue April 8, 2014

Organ Donation and National Blue & Green Day 2014

April 8th -- A discussion about organ donation and National Blue & Green Day 2014. There will be a local event held at the Rowan County Judicial Center on Friday, April 11th from 11am to 3pm.

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Education
5:56 pm
Mon April 7, 2014

Kentucky Teachers' Pensions Need More Funding

Credit Boomer Highway

An attorney with Kentucky’s public school teachers’ pensions says that the fund could run out in about 20 years if lawmakers don’t act.

In the recently passed $20 billion state budget, lawmakers gave only half of the requested amount to the Kentucky Teachers Retirement System, which provides pensions for the state’s public school teachers.

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Business
5:46 pm
Mon April 7, 2014

Forest Industry Growing In Kentucky

Credit Small Business Funding

Kentucky's timber industry expects a profitable year in 2014. That's according to an economic impact report issued last week during a forest industry meeting in Louisville.

The report details the timber industry's almost 13 billion dollar contribution to state's economy in 2013.  It was more than three percent higher than 2011.  The direct impact covers wood products like cabinets and flooring, employment, and trucking. 

University of Kentucky Forestry Professor Jeff Stringer helped compile the report and says trends are good for this year. 

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Arts/Culture
5:32 pm
Mon April 7, 2014

Keeneland To Install Dirt Track

Credit Courier-Journal

Keeneland has announced that it is converting its main race track from synthetic Polytrack material to a state-of-the-art dirt surface, with a drainage system that will be the first of its kind in North America.

The conversion will take place over the summer, with construction scheduled to begin May 19 and be completed Aug. 15. The track will reopen for training Sept. 1. The Fall Meet begins Oct. 3.

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Government/Politics
2:46 pm
Mon April 7, 2014

Beshear on Tax Reform

Credit governor.ky.gov

Governor Beshear says his efforts at comprehensive tax reform will not die with passage of the Commonwealth’s new, two-year budget. The Democrat notes that some of the tax breaks he recommended were approved by the General Assembly, though it did not act on his suggestions for certain tax increases.

Beshear says that’s understandable because it’s easier to cut taxes than it is to raise them. He spoke during a press conference last Thursday…

The governor’s term ends in December, 2015.

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Front Page
11:54 am
Mon April 7, 2014

Heather Clary, Better Business Bureau of Central & Eastern Kentucky (4/7)

April 7th -- Chuck Mraz speaks with Heather Clary from the Better Business Bureau of Central & Eastern Kentucky.

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Drugs/Alcohol
9:45 am
Fri April 4, 2014

MSU Installs Prescription Drop Box

From left, Mark Stidam, police supervisor, and Matt Sparks, chief of police.
Credit MSU

Morehead State University’s Office of Counseling and Health Services along with MSU’s Police Department are partnering with Cardinal Health Foundation to help raise awareness in the community about the growing public health issue of prescription drug abuse and misuse.

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