Former Morehead State star Kenneth Faried has been named an Ohio Valley Conference Basketball Legend in a newly-created program by the league office. The OVC will recognize legends from each of its member institutions during its 2015 conference tournaments.
Faried, who played at Morehead State from 2007-11, is in his fourth season with the National Basketball Association's Denver Nuggets. He signed a five-year contract extension in October, which Yahoo! Sports, ESPN and several other national media outlets reported being worth $60 million.
The Morehead State men's basketball team posted advantages of 46-4 in paint points, 23-3 in fast-break points, 30-5 in bench points, 55-33 in rebounds and 22-3 in offensive boards en route to a 87-55 rout of Jacksonville State on Saturday evening at Johnson Arena.
The Eagles, who enter the Ohio Valley Conference Tournament with eight wins in 11 games, improve to 15-16 overall, 10-6 in league action and 7-6 at home. The Gamecocks, who finish the campaign losing seven of their last 10, close out 12-19 overall, 5-11 in OVC play and 1-16 on the road.
Stafan Karlsson, a native of Sweden, was born into a musical family. His father played piano professionally and inspired his interest in piano and jazz. He also began church organ lessons at 13 and continued to study the instrument into his college years.
Following his graduation from high school, the pianist came to the United States on a scholarship to study at the University of North Texas, where he earned both a bachelor's and a master's degree.
Brenda Salyers and Diane Smallwood of Morehead are part of a group of thirty-one Kentucky artists who have been selected to exhibit in "Music Scenes," a new Kentucky Arts Council exhibit that will debut at Kentucky Crafted: The Market March 7-8 at Lexington Convention Center.
"Music Scenes" examines the relationship between visual art and music. The selected artwork includes painting, photography, fiber art, collage, mixed media and other forms.
The Morehead State men's basketball team raced out to a 9-0 advantage en route to a 50-point first half and never looked back in an 86-73 Ohio Valley Conference victory over Tennessee Tech before a national-television audience on Thursday night at Johnson Arena.
The Eagles, who have won seven of their last 10 tilts, improve to 14-16 overall, 9-6 in conference action and 6-6 at home. The Golden Eagles, who have lost six of their last eight, fall to 12-17 overall, 4-11 in league play and 2-13 on the road. MSU also sweeps the season series versus TTU.
Two Kentucky Trail Towns, Olive Hill and Morehead, will be the site for the Flying Pig XIX, an orienteering event expected to attract hundreds of competitors from around the country and several foreign countries the weekend of March 27-29.
The Flying Pig, hosted by Orienteering Cincinnati, includes the U. S. Individual Orienteering Championships as well as recreational competitions for newcomers to orienteering. This event is sanctioned by Orienteering USA, the national federation of the sport.
It is the time of year anglers must make an investment in their future fishing. Current 2014-2015 fishing licenses expire this weekend. If you plan to fish on or after March 1, you’ll need a new fishing license.
A Kentucky resident annual fishing license sets you back $20. This isn’t as cheap as it was 20 years ago, but it is still a great bargain for all you receive in return.
Piles of snow have caused a shortage of parking in residential and business districts of Maysville.
As road crews worked last week to keep roadways clear, the result has been large piles of snow that have frozen over during below zero temperatures. Snow that was shoveled off sidewalks by property owners, in an attempt to keep sidewalks clear added to the growing problem.
Maysville City Manager Ray Young said Wednesday snow piles in subdivisions and on downtown streets that were frozen solid are beginning to melt with warmer temperatures.
The Tennessee State women's basketball team denied Morehead State a game-winning shot opportunity with one second left and held on to defeat the Eagles 75-74 Wednesday night at the Gentry Center.
TSU, which is in third place in the Ohio Valley Conference, swept the season series from the Eagles and improved to 14-12 overall and 11-4 in the league. Morehead State, which entered the night in sixth place, slipped to 12-16 overall and 8-7 in the conference.
We salute the 10 million Americans signed up for the ACA with this show. We discuss Medicare at age 50, a new side effect of fecal transplants, and the shameful profiteering of Gilead, the manufacturer of Solvaldi for hepatitis C.
Tip: The most important way to save on your healthcare costs is to not get sick in the first place. Stay healthy, but also ask questions about your medical bill.
Only debris remains earlier this month of the house that stored ACTC's theater program costumes, props and furniture. The house and all its contents were destroyed because of mold and asbestos contamination.
The Kentucky State Board on Electric Generation and Transmission Siting has granted a construction certificate for an electric generating plant and associated electric transmission line at a planned coke plant in northern Greenup County.
SunCoke Energy South Shore LLC, of Lisle, Illinois, intends to construct a 90-megawatt (MW) plant in conjunction with a coke plant to be built on about 250 acres along the Ohio River 2 miles northeast of the city of South Shore. The site is currently in agricultural use, but is near other industrial facilities.
A second public meeting for a KY 7 improvement project in Elliott and Morgan counties that was scheduled for this week has been postponed due to weather concerns. The meeting is being rescheduled, and will be announced at a later date.
The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet project will reconstruct 10 miles of KY 7 from the southern city limits of Sandy Hook to the KY 711 intersection at Wrigley in Morgan County.
The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet wants to know how best to improve your drive between Vanceburg and Morehead.
And, to answer that question, engineers are now gathering information about the KY 59-KY 344-KY 377 state highway corridor that links the AA Highway (KY 9) at Vanceburg in Lewis County to Big Perry Road (KY 799) at Triplett in northern Rowan County.
Ice flows and growing slabs of frozen river have made navigation of the Ohio River tricky, especially for the Augusta ferry, the only crossing option between bridges at Maysville and Cincinnati.
“I would be doing better if we didn't have all this ice,” said ferry Capt. Herb Lathem. “It is pretty nasty out here.”
As the ice thickens and cargo barges pass by, more of the ice is also closing in around the ferry landings on both sides of the river, making it difficult for the ferry to make the turn each time it lands, he said.
The Eastern Kentucky women's basketball team put together a 20-6 second-half run in less than 10 minutes and held on for a 70-64 Ohio Valley Conference victory over Morehead State on Saturday afternoon at McBrayer Arena.
The Colonels, who snapped a five-game skid, improved to 9-14 overall, 4-9 in league play and 3-6 at home. The Eagles, who dropped their third straight, slipped to 11-15 overall, 7-6 in conference action and 5-9 on the road. The teams also split the season series.
The National Weather Service in Jackson (KY) has issued a winter storm warning in effect from 7:00pm Friday through 7:00pm Saturday.
Another winter storm system will move into eastern Kentucky Friday evening and continue through Saturday.
The overnight low on Friday will be 16 degrees and a high on Saturday of 36 degrees. Saturday night's low will be 31 degrees and Sunday's high expected near 38 degrees. Chance of precipitation Friday night is 90 percent, 100 percent on Saturday, 80 percent Saturday night and 40 percent on Sunday.
Shaping Our Appalachian Region Inc. (SOAR) received approval of a $200,000 grant from the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) to help pay for the nonprofit organization’s startup costs as it works toward innovation, economic diversification and job creation across eastern Kentucky.
It is the first of four installments of an ARC grant announced last year totaling $750,000 to be distributed over four years.
Bob James’ recordings have practically defined pop/jazz and crossover during the past few decades. Influenced by pop and movie music, James has often featured R&B-ish soloists (most notably Grover Washington, Jr.) who add a jazz touch to what is essentially an instrumental pop set.
With much of the Commonwealth crippled by continuing severe winter weather, Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes is reaching out to small businesses across the Commonwealth with a Winter Storm Business Services Hotline and online services.
“While roads across the state are being cleared, businesses can still connect with us online to get their filings done or via our Winter Storm Business Hotline with any questions regarding their business transactions,” said Grimes.
A bill introduced in the state Legislature would give survivors of domestic violence, stalking or sexual assault the ability to get out of a home or apartment lease.
Filed by state Rep. Joni Jenkins, D-Shively, House Bill 405 says that in order to break a lease, the person has to be under a court's protective order. Jenkins called it "another tool in the toolbox of keeping women safe."
On the same day Pennsylvania's governor placed a moratorium on the death penalty in the Keystone state, a Kentucky lawmaker filed a bill to make what she says would be moderate reforms to Kentucky's laws.
State Sen. Robin Webb maintains there are so many problems with Kentucky's death penalty that Gov. Steve Beshear should do what Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf did last Friday – suspend the death penalty.
Greg England, chief operator with the Maysville Utility Commission examines the clarity of water from the Ohio River Thursday in his office. The CMS5000 Monitoring System shown behind England alerts water treatment plant operators of contaminants in the Ohio River as it enters the plants intake system.
Local residents can rest easier knowing drinking water being treated by the Maysville Utility Commission hasn't been contaminated related to a train derailment in West Virginia on Monday (Feb. 16).
The derailment of the CSX train occurred in Mount Carbon, W.Va. The train was carrying more than 100 tankers of crude oil when it derailed. At least one tanker went into the Kanawha River; 14 others caught fire which sparked a fire at a nearby house.
Electric power use by customers of Kentucky Utilities could reach record levels by the end of the week if frigid temperatures persist, that’s according to KU’s Media Relations Manager Cliff Feltham.
The bitterly cold weather is increasing demands on the utility’s system.
Feltham says KU & LG&E have been able to meet customer demands without any problems. So far, there have been few power outages and they’ve all been brief. He says if bitterly cold temperatures linger through the week, KU customers could set new records for electric consumption.