The Morehead State baseball program is holding an alumni weekend in conjunction with MSU's Homecoming Week. The events will take place Saturday and Sunday.
One of the highlights of the weekend will be recognition of the 1983 Ohio Valley Conference Championship team at the MSU football game versus Campbell, which kicks off at 1 p.m. That team, coached by the late Steve Hamilton, won the OVC North Division Title, overall OVC Title and advanced to an NCAA Regional in Ann Arbor, Mich., where the Eagles won two games.
Governor Beshear says it’s unlikely the Kentucky legislature will consider a bill authorizing casino gambling in the Commonwealth during its 2015 session. During an interview on Insight Cable’s Pure Politics, the Democrat says there doesn’t seem to be a consensus on any particular plan…
Still, Beshear says he’d welcome a gambling bill that would generate additional revenue for Kentucky. He says the money Kentuckians now spend on gambling is supporting schools and new roads in Ohio and West Virginia.
The Morehead State soccer team played 10 on 11 for nearly 50 minutes, but still managed to notch a 2-1 victory over Ohio Valley Conference opponent Austin Peay on Sunday afternoon (Sept. 28) at Jayne Stadium.
The Eagles improve to 6-2-4 overall, 1-0-1 in conference action and 4-0-0 at home, while the Governors slip to 2-8-0 overall, 1-1-0 in league play and 0-3-0 on the road.
October is arriving, and that means the Kentucky State Parks will be getting out the pumpkins and goblin decorations as they prepare for one of the most popular times of the year – Halloween.
Many of the park system’s campgrounds will be having special activities for campers, including decorations, costumes, hayrides and games for the kids. Resort parks, recreation parks and historic sites will also have special events during October – a great time to be outside with family and friends.
Fall has arrived, and with it the 2014 edition of the ColorFall program touting peak foliage viewing areas and exciting autumn events around Kentucky. ColorFall is designed to aid public enjoyment and media coverage of autumn in the Bluegrass State.
The Morehead State rifle team is ranked in the top 20, according to the Collegiate Rifle Coaches Association preseason poll.
MSU is ranked 19th, one of five Ohio Valley Conference teams listed among the nation's best.
"As the new coach at Morehead State, I look forward to the coming season," Head Coach Alan Joseph said. "The competition will be keen, especially in the OVC. I am happy to be among the top-20 NCAA rifle teams. My team is dedicated to continued improvement in 2014-15."
Morehead State held a retirement dinner Friday night (Sept. 26) for Dr. Rex Chaney, who has been associated with the university since 1953. Chaney, who previously coached the Eagles in men's basketball and baseball, spent the past 38 years as the head men's golf coach at MSU.
Chaney was tabbed as the Ohio Valley Conference Men's Golf Coach of the Year after Morehead State captured league championships in 1977, 1981, 1993 and 1999. He also directed the Eagles to six other top-three finishes at the annual league tournament.
The Mountain Parkway Expansion – a 46-mile transportation improvement project that will create a wider, safer connection between eastern Kentucky and the rest of the Commonwealth – will have a significantly lower price tag when construction begins later this year.
Governor Steve Beshear has unveiled the first of a series of innovative engineering improvements, changes that will reduce the cost of the project by at least $40 million and provide a more direct route for motorists and commercial vehicles.
The Kentucky Arts Council is making funding available to counties in the Appalachian region for arts projects and activities through its competitive Arts Access Assistance grant, a unique funding opportunity that targets underserved populations in the Commonwealth where the arts are not the primary emphasis.
Sadao Watanabe alternates excellent bebop dates with pop albums. Watanabe learned clarinet and alto in high school, and in the 1950s he moved to Tokyo, joining Toshiko Akiyoshi's bop-oriented group in 1953. When the pianist moved to the U.S. in 1956, Watanabe took over the band.
For the first time on record, unemployment rates fell in all 120 Kentucky counties between August 2013 and August 2014, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training, an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.
“The underlying message is that we have left the recession behind. That doesn’t mean unemployment rates will decrease each month in all 120 counties,” cautioned Manoj Shanker, economist at the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training.
Morehead State's football coaches will participate in Coach to Cure MD when the Eagles host Pioneer Football League opponent Campbell on Saturday, Oct. 4, at 1 p.m.
Coach to Cure MD is a national game-day charity project, which is supported by the American Football Coaches Association. The program raises awareness and money to fund research for the most common fatal childhood genetic disorder, Duchenne ("doo-shin") muscular dystrophy.
Toyota Motor Manufacturing of Kentucky has awarded a grant of nearly $10,000 to the Kentucky Environmental Education Council (KEEC) for the 2014-15 Professional Environmental Educator Certification course.
The Toyota grant will provide scholarships to educators who will reach a diverse group of Kentuckians underserved by current environmental education efforts.
Governor Steve Beshear has asked President Obama to issue a major disaster declaration and provide emergency assistance to eastern Kentucky communities recovering from recent flooding.
Strong storms from August 19-23 caused heavy rain and flash flooding, which washed out roads and forced people from their homes throughout the eastern part of the state. Communities in Floyd, Knott, Johnson and Pike counties were the hardest-hit.
Attorney General Jack Conway, the Kentucky Department of Education, and the Better Business Bureau (BBB) are joining together to warn Kentucky school districts to be vigilant of a scam targeting schools throughout the country.
Kentucky’s insurance commissioner says workers compensation costs in the Commonwealth have declined for the 9th consecutive year. In fact, Sharon Clark says only eight other states have a lower rate for workers comp than Kentucky…
Clark says controlling workers compensation costs is a tremendous incentive for a company to locate in Kentucky.
Governor Beshear says it’s apparent that “right to work” states don’t have the drop on Kentucky when it comes to attracting foreign investment. Tennessee, which is a “right to work” state, competed with Kentucky to lure Kowa Incorporated to the U.S.
The Japanese firm that makes a surface treatment for automotive suppliers announced this week it would locate its first plant in Corbin, Kentucky.
This annual campaign for autumnal perpendicularity, sponsored by “Shoes with Tread”, brings you the latest research in foot gear, exercise programs, technology, and environment and behavior modification designed to keep us upright and in our homes this fall. Try not to be intimidated by the glitz and glamour, and focus on the content.
Tip: There is a consensus that shoes are better than sock feet, that low heels are better than high heels, and that firmer soles with tread provide the best option for people at risk for falling.
Organizers of the Maysville Regional Job Fair are expecting a big crowd for the October 3rd event at Mason County High School. It’s sponsored by the Kentucky Career Center and the Tenco Workforce Development Board and takes place between 1 and 6 p.m.
Jeremy Faulkner coordinates business services for the KCC. He thinks the turnout will be larger than other job fairs because all the companies participating are planning to hire employees…
Morehead State University has for the sixth straight year been named a “Military Friendly School” by Victory Media, the premier media entity for military personnel transitioning into civilian life. This places MSU once again in the top 15 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools nationwide that are doing the most to embrace America’s veterans as students.
The common bond of these institutions is their shared priority of recruiting and retaining students with military experience.
The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) has awarded $149,060 to the Kentucky Historical Society.
KHS will use the grant funds to help fund a complete inventory of the museum collections, which numbers an estimated 100,000 to 150,000 individual pieces, and help make information about and images of those items accessible online. The inventory is expected to take three to four years to complete.