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7:52 pm
Sat October 25, 2014

Greg Abate on Sunday Night Jazz Showcase

Greg Abate
Credit Dayton Daily News

Sunday Night Jazz Showcase

Program 42 (October 26 at 8:00pm)

Greg Abate is an internationally-known jazz saxophonist, flutist and composer.

In the 1970’s after finishing a four year program at Berklee College Of Music, Greg Abate played lead alto saxophone for the Ray Charles Orchestra for 2 years.

In 1978, Greg formed his group Channel One which was a favorite in the New England area and from there had the opportunity to play tenor sax with the revived Artie Shaw Orchestra under leadership of Dick Johnson from 1986 to 1987.

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MSU Sports
7:44 pm
Sat October 25, 2014

Eagle Volleyball Tops Jacksonville State

The Eagles celebrate after winning the final point at Jacksonville State.
Credit MSU Athletics

Junior middle blocker Hannah Sigala recorded a career-best 22 kills and senior setter Colbey Cameron a career-high 64 assists to help the Morehead State volleyball team post a 21-25, 25-22, 21-25, 25-23, 15-13 win over Jacksonville State on Friday night (Oct. 24) at Mathews Coliseum.

The Eagles improve to 1-22 overall, 1-8 in the Ohio Valley Conference and 1-7 on the road. The Gamecocks slip to 14-11 overall, 6-3 in league action and 5-2 at home. The teams split the regular-season series, but Morehead State has won nine of its last 10 affairs against Jacksonville State.

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Business
7:39 pm
Sat October 25, 2014

Keeneland Concludes Fall Meet

left to right: Keeneland Racing Secretary Ben Huffman; jockey Rosie Napravnik; Keeneland President and CEO Bill Thomason.
Credit Keeneland

Keeneland’s 2014 Fall Meet, highlighted by the debut of a new dirt surface, the track’s first $1 million race and world-class racing that produced a large contingent of Breeders’ Cup-bound horses, closed Saturday with the third-highest Fall season attendance in Keeneland history. 

On-track attendance for the 17-day Fall Meet, held Oct. 3-25, totaled 251,574, third behind the fall records of 266,466 and 259,710 recorded in 2013 and 2012, respectively. Average daily attendance was 14,798, down 5.59 percent from last fall’s 15,674. 

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Education
9:25 am
Fri October 24, 2014

Education Funding in Kentucky Continues to Decline

Credit St. Croix Central Schools

Since the recession, Kentucky is 11th worst in the nation in the depth of budget cuts to K-through-12 funding, according to a nonpartisan policy research organization.

The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities found that 30 states are providing less funding per student since the economic crisis hit. Ashley Spalding, a research and policy associate for the Kentucky Center for Economic Policy, said that has serious consequences beyond the classroom.

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MSU Sports
8:56 am
Fri October 24, 2014

Men's Basketball TV Schedule Grows

Credit MSU Athletics

The Morehead State men's basketball program will be showcased on the new American Sports Network this season when it travels to Conference USA opponents Louisiana Tech (Nov. 21), Marshall (Nov. 26) and UAB (Dec. 4). All three games will now tip-off at 8 p.m.

Affiliates for the contests have not been determined, but should be announced in the near future.

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Government/Politics
4:32 pm
Thu October 23, 2014

Public Input Needed on Vocational Rehabilitation Services

Credit HEKSS

The Kentucky Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR) has scheduled visioning forums to give individuals with disabilities, advocates and other interested individuals an opportunity to provide feedback on the services OVR provides to Kentuckians with disabilities Nov. 20 at four locations.

Input from the visioning forums will be used to help develop the state plan for vocational rehabilitation services that the agency is required to submit to the Rehabilitation Services Administration. The visioning forums schedule follows.

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Business
4:19 pm
Thu October 23, 2014

Manufacturers Employ Thousands of Kentuckians

Jared Carroll works on a new Camry in the trim section of the line that produces Camrys and Avalons at Toyota Motor Manufacturing Kentucky in Georgetown.
Credit Kentucky.com

Chances are good that you or someone you know plays a vital role in Kentucky’s vast manufacturing industry.

The Commonwealth is home to more than 4,000 manufacturers, representing 220,000 jobs. That means one in every eight jobs in Kentucky is in manufacturing.

Last year alone, more than 200 manufacturers announced new locations or expansions in the state. These projects are expected to create nearly 7,500 jobs and $2.2 billion in new investment.

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WMKY Feature Reports
3:36 pm
Thu October 23, 2014

Feature: A Better Community Foundation

Credit Fleming County HS

In one eastern Kentucky county, residents are lending a hand to their school system to ensure at least one key job isn't eliminated. 

MSPR's Jordan Simonson reports...

    

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Education
9:30 am
Thu October 23, 2014

MSU spotlighted on Kentucky Life

Morehead State University will be featured on Kentucky Educational Television’s Kentucky Life. The first broadcast will be Saturday, Oct. 25, at 8 p.m.

In this episode, host Dave Shuffett and his sidekick Amy tour shops, cafes, and attractions along the Hitcents Park Plaza corridor of Bowling Green; look at The Kentucky Tragedy, one of the most sensational crimes in Kentucky history; visit Morehead State University; and learn how Kentucky cavers are working to prevent the spread of deadly White Nose Syndrome in bats at Carter Caves State Resort Park.

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Business
5:16 pm
Wed October 22, 2014

Fleming County Breaks Ground on Water Project

State and local officials and community members gather Wednesday for a groundbreaking ceremony near Secrest Crossing in Flemingsburg. The ceremony marked the beginning of a project to replace sections of water line in the area.
Credit Cody Evans, The Ledger Independent

The Fleming County Water Association held a groundbreaking ceremony for a new water line that will update about 4,000 customers.

Steve Miller, with the Fleming County Water Association, said the $1.2 million project will consist of replacing an old asbestos cement line that was installed about 45 years ago. The new line will be a psi 200 PVC pipe. It is being completed by HMB Engineers of Frankfort and Little Creek Construction of Greenup County.

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Area News
5:11 pm
Wed October 22, 2014

Skating Rink Taking Shape in Augusta

Augusta City workers assemble a ice skating rink on the city tennis courts. Shown are Rick Saunders, Troy Archibald, and Mark Kiskaden.
Credit Terry Prather, The Ledger Independent

If there is a budding ice skater in the Augusta area, the chance to shine will be coming in November. This week Augusta city maintenance crews began assembling an ice-skating rink on West Second Street.

Ice may be the wrong term because the synthetic surface is not ice, but a product that allows skating with regular ice skates, but no frozen water, or even cold weather required.

Augusta officials learned of the availability of a gently used rink in late 2013, which the city of Alexandria had used for two special events then decided to sell.

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Drugs/Alcohol
4:53 pm
Wed October 22, 2014

Cough Syrup and Cold Medicines Subject of Abuse Awareness Campaign

Credit AHC Health News

Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway is joining with the Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA) and the Consumer Health Products Association (CHPA) in supporting National Medicine Abuse Awareness Month by helping bring attention to the misuse and abuse of over-the-counter cough medicines by teenagers and young adults.

Statistics provided by the industry show that one in 25 teens abuses over-the-counter cough medicine to get high. 

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MSU Sports
4:41 pm
Wed October 22, 2014

Hogge Wins Second Straight OVC Weekly Award

Credit MSU Athletics

Morehead State junior Logan Hogge has been named adidas Ohio Valley Conference Men's Golfer of the Week for the second consecutive week. The latest period covers Oct. 15-21. The Eagles had not previously been honored since Sept. 28, 2011.

Hogge posted a career-best 202 at the F&M Bank Austin Peay Intercollegiate to become Morehead State's first medalist in more than eight years. The native of Salt Lick, Ky., opened with rounds of 72 and 64 on Monday at The Links at Novadell before closing out with a 66 on Tuesday.

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Education
10:34 am
Wed October 22, 2014

Star Theater announces October shows

Morehead State University’s Star Theater will feature several favorites and its most popular live program for the month of October.

The programs will start Friday, Oct. 24, with the “Black Holes: Journey to the Unknown" at 6 p.m., followed by “Fright Light” at 7 p.m. and “Laseropolis” at 8 p.m.

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Education
10:18 am
Wed October 22, 2014

‘Chris Henry: A Story of Hope’ slated for Friday (10/24)

From left, Carolyn Henry Glaspy and Chris Henry.

Morehead State University and the Kentucky Organ Donor Affiliates (KODA) will present “Chris Henry: A Story of Hope” Friday, Oct. 24, at 7 p.m. in the Laughlin Health Building.

The presentation is free and open to all students, faculty and staff.

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Education
9:47 am
Wed October 22, 2014

Retired Teachers Honored at Ceremonial Bill Signing

Credit KXXV

Flanked by more than a dozen legislators and retired teachers, Gov. Steve Beshear ceremonially signed a bill on Monday (Oct. 20) to honor retired teachers in Kentucky.

House Joint Resolution 19, sponsored by Rep. Rick Nelson, of Middlesboro, declares the state’s support for its tens of thousands of retired teachers, and names the third week of October as “Kentucky Retired Teachers’ Appreciation Week” in Kentucky.

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MSU Sports
9:36 am
Wed October 22, 2014

Jones and Warner Earn OVC Preseason Honors

(L to R) Seniors Almesha Jones and Angelo Warner
Credit MSU Athletics

The Morehead State men's basketball team has been picked second in the Ohio Valley Conference's East Division, while seniors Almesha Jones and Angelo Warner have earned Preseason All-OVC honors in a vote of the league's head coaches and sports information directors.

The Morehead State men are coming off a 20-win campaign for the fourth time in the past six years. The 2013-14 Eagles also earned a spot in the College Basketball Invitational, which marked the program's fourth postseason berth in six seasons and ninth in school history.

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MSU Sports
9:28 am
Wed October 22, 2014

Hogge Becomes Morehead State's First Medalist Since 2006

Junior Logan Hogge
Credit MSU Athletics

Junior Logan Hogge posted a career-best 202 at the F&M Bank Austin Peay Intercollegiate to become Morehead State's first medalist in more than eight years. He opened with rounds of 72 and 64 on Monday at The Links at Novadell before closing out with a 66 on Tuesday (Oct. 21).

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Education
10:26 am
Tue October 21, 2014

Senior Driver Safety Program Available

Credit Houston Driving School

While many Kentuckians think of Driver's Ed as something just for teenagers, experts say a refresher course makes good safety and financial sense, even for those who have had their driver's licenses for several decades.

AARP Kentucky's Driver Safety Program coordinator, Leon Morrow, says driving a car today isn't the same as it was when many older Kentuckians first got behind the wheel.

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Business
10:08 am
Tue October 21, 2014

Mitsubishi Electric's Maysville Plant to Expand

Credit The Ledger Independent

Officials at the Maysville office of Mitsubishi Electric Automotive America, Inc. have announced the company is planning to add more than 100 new jobs at the Maysville factory.

The job expansion will occur over the next few years and is attributed to the addition of the company's electric power steering production lines, officials said in a press release. 

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Mountain Edition
9:55 am
Tue October 21, 2014

Monday, October 20

Credit MSU

Kentucky State police have arrested two people in connection with a murder in Morgan County last week. Senator Mitch McConnell campaigns in eastern Kentucky while challenger Alison Grimes heads west…and the director of the Kentucky Association of Food Banks says many Kentuckians don’t buy “Healthy foods” because they can’t afford them. 

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Transportation
9:50 am
Tue October 21, 2014

Ceremony Marks Beginning of Mountain Parkway Expansion

Credit Kentucky.gov

More than 50 years after the Mountain Parkway opened, Gov. Steve Beshear and Eastern Kentucky leaders today marked the beginning of the Mountain Parkway Expansion – a 46-mile transformational construction project to improve mobility, safety and economic development in the Appalachian region.

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Health Matters
9:45 am
Tue October 21, 2014

Tag I’m It Show

“Tag I’m It” originally stood for “There’s a Grenade in My Inner Thigh”. It became obvious we should make some comments about Ebola, so it acquired a second meaning for the rest of the show. This is a show about hand grenades, deadly viruses, marketing junk food to kids, and finally shutting down one of the nastiest cholesterol drugs ever used.

Tip: The CDC says everyone. Everyone. EVERYONE over six months of age should receive influenza vaccine, with very few exceptions.

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Government/Politics
5:34 pm
Mon October 20, 2014

McConnell to Visit Buffalo Trace Region

Credit NY Times

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R) will be in the Buffalo Trace Region Wednesday, with stops in Fleming and Lewis counties.

McConnell announced a bus tour in Kentucky last week as part of his campaign for reelection as Kentucky U.S. Senator, in which he faces opposition from Democratic candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes.

McConnell launched a Coal Country for Team Mitch bus tour in Kentucky on Monday, where he was joined by U.S. Congressman Hal Rogers.

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Employment
5:20 pm
Mon October 20, 2014

Kentucky’s Jobless Rate Marks Largest One Month Drop Since 1976

Credit CCSF

Kentucky’s seasonally adjusted preliminary unemployment rate dropped to its lowest rate in more than six years in September 2014 at 6.7 percent from a revised 7.1 percent in August 2014, according to the Office of Employment and Training (OET), an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.

It marks the single-biggest one-month drop in unemployment rates since 1976, when the current methodology for measuring the rate was adopted.

This is the lowest rate for the state since July 2008 when it was 6.6 percent, which was during to the financial crisis.

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Environment
5:12 pm
Mon October 20, 2014

Fall Brings Spotted Bass Schools

Spotted Bass
Credit KS Wildlife

They were not even recognized as a distinctive fish species until 1927. People for many years believed these fish only existed in Kentucky.

In 1956, the Kentucky legislature designated this species the “Kentucky bass” and made them the official state fish. Many anglers, especially in the south-central portion of the United States, still call the spotted bass a Kentucky bass.

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Education
9:18 am
Mon October 20, 2014

MSU signs Space Science transfer agreement with ACTC

From left, Dr. Wayne D. Andrews, MSU president, and Dr. Kay Adkins, ACTC president and CEO.

Morehead State University and Ashland Community and Technical College signed an agreement Friday (Oct. 17) to establish a transfer program in Space Science.

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Arts/Culture
9:04 am
Mon October 20, 2014

Reader’s Notebook Archives: Week of Oct. 20th, 2014

Reader’s Notebook Archives: Week of Oct. 20th, 2014

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MSU Sports
7:16 pm
Sat October 18, 2014

Dayton Powers Past Eagle Football 41-7

Freshman corner back Braylyn Cook
Credit MSU Athletics

Pioneer Football League leading rusher Connor Kacsor churned up 232 yards and scored four times to lead the Dayton football team to a 41-7 win over Morehead State Saturday (Oct. 18) at Welcome Stadium.

Kacsor scored on runs of 63, 61, 52 and 11 yards, capping all four of those Dayton drives of two plays or less. Dayton also added a 66-yard rushing TD late in the fourth period and scored all six times on the ground. The Flyers improved to 5-1 overall and 3-0 in the PFL with their sixth straight victory against MSU, which fell to 2-5 overall and 1-3 in the league.

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MSU Sports
7:10 pm
Sat October 18, 2014

Jacksonville State Edges MSU Volleyball in Three Sets

Credit MSU Athletics

Freshman outside hitter Allyson Zuhlke recorded 18 kills and a .536 attack percentage to help the Jacksonville State volleyball team score a 25-23, 25-20, 27-25 Ohio Valley Conference win over Morehead State on Saturday afternoon (Oct. 18) at Wetherby Gym.

The Gamecocks improve to 14-10 overall, 6-2 in league action and 4-5 on the road. The Eagles fall to 0-22 overall, 0-8 in conference play and 0-11 at home. Morehead State still holds a 14-11 all-time advantage against JSU. MSU had previously won eight straight in the series.

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