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9:30 pm
Mon September 22, 2014

Kentucky Historical Society Receives Grant to Inventory Collections

Credit Kentucky House Republicans

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.

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MSU Sports
9:08 pm
Mon September 22, 2014

LeBlanc and Wild Win Doubles Flight at NKU

Sophomore Hayley Wild
Credit MSU Athletics

Morehead State sophomores Andrea LeBlanc and Hayley Wild teamed up to win a doubles flight, and the women's tennis team claimed eight victories at the Northern Kentucky Invitational this past weekend in the event held at the Joyce Yeager Complex.

The duo opened flight A with an 8-2 triumph over NKU pair Nicole Soutar and Rheanna Morehart. They defeated Dayton sisters Jackie and Jae Kawamoto, 8-1, in the semifinals. LeBlanc and Wild edged Hailey Shanahan and Danielle Donahue of NKU, 8-7 (7-3) to claim the title.

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Arts/Culture
5:12 pm
Mon September 22, 2014

Old Washington Celebrates Simon Kenton Festival

Washington's Old Main Street comes to life Saturday morning for the Simon Kenton Festival.
Credit Cody Evans, The Ledger Independent

Vendors and tourism officials appeared pleased at the turnout for the Simon Kenton Days Festival in Old Washington over the weekend.

With cooperation from Mother Nature for the duration of the festival, attendance topped 10,000, by early Sunday, with more to come, said tourism director Suzy Pratt.

"(Saturday) we counted 9,721 people passing from that end of town through here," Pratt said. "After church today, we expect we will have another good crowd as well."

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Arts/Culture
5:06 pm
Mon September 22, 2014

Now Showing at The Russell Theatre

Credit Terry Prather, The Ledger Independent

Organizers with the Rescue the Russell Theatre have announced its line-up of movies for the remainder of the year and it's a mix of old and new that should appeal to everyone.

Organizers have been working over the summer to set a regular schedule of show times and after months of planning, have set the dates as the second and fourth Saturday of each month. The movies are also planned to coincide with downtown events and seasons of the year.

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Business
4:58 pm
Mon September 22, 2014

Japanese Plant To Locate in Corbin

Credit Toocle

A Japanese metalworking company is opening its first American plant in eastern Kentucky.

Kowa Kentucky Incorporated is locating in Corbin in the Southeast Kentucky Business Park. The announcement was made on Monday (Sept. 22) during a press conference in Frankfort.

Governor Beshear says it’s a vote of confidence in the Commonwealth. He says Kowa plans to employ about 30 people by April of 2015.

Beshear says Kentucky has offered tax incentives of up to 650-thousand dollars for the project. Kowa makes a metal surface treatment for automotive suppliers.

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Education
2:36 pm
Mon September 22, 2014

Beshear Proclaims Adult Education Week

Credit Examiner

Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear has designated Sept. 22-28 as Kentucky Adult Education Week.

Local adult education centers will sponsor community events and activities to raise awareness of free, academic skill-building services available to qualified adults. The state observance coincides with National Adult Education and Family Literacy Week set by the United States Congress.

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Arts/Culture
2:24 pm
Mon September 22, 2014

Battle of Perryville State Historic Site Commemorates 1862 Battle

Perryville Battlefield State Historic Site
Credit Kentucky Tourism

Perryville Battlefield State Historic Site will commemorate the anniversary of the largest Civil War battle in Kentucky during the weekend of Oct. 4-5.

The weekend will include military demonstrations at 2 p.m. both days. There will also be speakers, living history interpreters, interaction with the soldiers in camp life demonstrations, antique and period vendors and food vendors. A special program on the “Life of the Soldier,” focusing on camp life, will be conducted both days. The park museum will also be open.

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Education
9:30 am
Mon September 22, 2014

Nearly Naked Mile slated for Oct. 2

Morehead State University’s Student Alumni Ambassadors will host the eighth annual “Nearly Naked Mile” Thursday, Oct. 2.

The one-mile charity run will begin outside of the Adron Doran University Center (ADUC) on the MSU campus. Registration will begin at 8:30 p.m. with the race at 9 p.m.

The “Nearly Naked Mile” is a coat drive benefit event for Rowan County Schools Family Resource and Youth Service Centers. Faculty, staff, students and community members are encouraged to donate new or unwanted coats for distribution.

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Arts/Culture
9:13 am
Mon September 22, 2014

Reader’s Notebook Archives: Week of Sept. 22nd, 2014

Reader’s Notebook Archives: Week of Sept. 22nd, 2014

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MSU Sports
9:27 pm
Sun September 21, 2014

Wright State Upends Eagle Soccer

Senior midfielder Lindsey Oettle
Credit MSU Athletics

Wright State scored a goal two minutes into the second half Sunday (Sept. 21) and held the Morehead State soccer team in check as the Raiders defeated the Eagles, 1-0, at Alumni Field.

WSU moved to 3-6 with its second consecutive win versus an Ohio Valley Conference opponent. MSU concluded its non-conference schedule at 5-2-3.

"My hat is off to Wright State," Head Coach Warren Lipka said. "They out-worked and out-played us today. Now we have to regroup and get ready for a tough conference slate."

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Economic
5:56 pm
Sun September 21, 2014

Kentucky’s Unemployment Rate Falls to 7.1 Percent

Jared Carroll works on a new Camry at the Toyota Motor Manufacturing Kentucky plant in Georgetown.
Credit Kentucky.com

Kentucky’s seasonally adjusted preliminary unemployment rate for August 2014 dropped to 7.1 percent from a revised 7.4 percent in July 2014, according to the Office of Employment and Training (OET), an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.

The preliminary August 2014 jobless rate was 1.3 percentage points below the 8.4 percent rate recorded for the state in August 2013. The U.S. seasonally adjusted jobless rate slipped to 6.1 percent in August 2014 from 6.2 percent a month ago, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. 

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Business
5:21 pm
Sun September 21, 2014

Keeneland September Sale Concludes

Credit Horse Racing Nation

The Keeneland September Yearling Sale, the world’s premier Thoroughbred auction, closed Sunday (Sept. 21) with results nearly equal to 2013, continuing a healthy trend toward market stability and confidence in the Thoroughbred industry.

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MSU Sports
3:54 pm
Sun September 21, 2014

Eagle Soccer Ends in Scoreless Tie at Xavier

Senior forward Macy Cobb
Credit MSU Athletics

The Morehead State soccer team doubled up Xavier in shots-on-goal Friday night (Sept. 19), but neither team found the back of the net in a 0-0, double-overtime tie at the Xavier Soccer Complex.

It marked the first scoreless tie for the MSU program since Sept. 30, 2011. The Eagles moved to 5-1-3 overall, while the Musketeers are now 3-5-2.

"I felt we played our best technical match of the season," Head Coach Warren Lipka said. "We ran into a tough team tonight in Xavier, but we got our second shutout this year, and I am happy for that."

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MSU Sports
3:45 pm
Sun September 21, 2014

Eagles Rally To Win PFL Opener at Davidson

Senior slot receiver Brandon Bornhauser
Credit MSU Athletics

The Morehead State football team erased an early 11-0 deficit Saturday (Sept. 20) to defeat the Davidson Wildcats, 40-32, in both team's Pioneer Football League opener at Richardson Stadium.

Morehead State won its PFL opener for the first time since the 2008 season and improved to 2-2 overall. Davidson fell to 1-3. MSU topped the Wildcats for the third straight season, notching 40 or more points all three seasons.

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Government/Politics
3:36 pm
Sun September 21, 2014

State Highway Personnel to Remove Signs

Credit Fairfax Times

The placement of advertising signs on Kentucky state highway right of way is against the law.

These signs interfere with maintenance operations and can pose safety hazards for motorists. Despite this legal prohibition, an increasing number of improperly placed signs are being noticed, especially since this is a local election year.

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Arts/Culture
11:47 pm
Sat September 20, 2014

Billie Holiday on Sunday Night Jazz Showcase

Billie Holiday
Credit Budget Fashionista

Sunday Night Jazz Showcase

Program 37 (September 21 at 11pm)

The first popular jazz singer to move audiences with the intense, personal feeling of classic blues, Billie Holiday changed the art of American pop vocals forever. With her spirit shining through on every recording, Holiday's technical expertise also excelled in comparison to the great majority of her contemporaries.

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Health Matters
2:23 pm
Fri September 19, 2014

Dr. Hatim Omar Show

Dr. Omar has developed a successful suicide intervention program at the University of Kentucky by targeting all aspects of a teenager’s life, not just the suicide. This very opinionated guest feels that interventions that just target drunken-driving, teenage pregnancy, etc. will fail in the long term because they do not address the underlying issues that lead to the behavior. It makes for a very interesting conversation, and a better-than-average show.

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Arts/Culture
2:08 pm
Fri September 19, 2014

Faculty Showcase Recital set for Sept. 25

Credit MSU

Music faculty in Morehead State University’s Department of Music, Theatre and Dance will be spotlighted in an evening performance on Tuesday, Sept. 25, at 7:30 p.m. in Duncan Recital Hall in Baird Music Hall.

This annual showcase recital gives the campus, community and area school music programs the opportunity to hear MSU Music faculty in a solo and chamber ensemble setting. The program promises to be diverse and appealing to all concert goers.

The event is free and open to the public.

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Arts/Culture
2:04 pm
Fri September 19, 2014

Blue and Gold Marching Band Championship set for Sept. 27

Morehead State University's Blue and Gold Marching Band Championship will be held on the MSU campus Saturday, Sept. 27. A total of 20 bands from Kentucky will participate in the event at Jayne Stadium.

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WMKY Program Updates
1:42 pm
Fri September 19, 2014

KET Programs on WMKY for Sunday, September 21th

Comment on Kentucky (10:00am)

Journalists from around the state discuss news of the day with host Bill Bryant, WKYT in Lexington. Guests include Sam Youngman, political reporter, Lexington Herald Leader; Ronnie Ellis, reporter, CNHI News Service; and Jacqueline Pitts, reporter and producer for Pure Politics, cn|2.  

 

Connections with Renee Shaw (10:30am)

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Business
4:37 pm
Thu September 18, 2014

Fleming County Business to Expand

Steve VanRoekel, president and CEO of Ridley Inc., speaks Tuesday at the groundbreaking ceremony for an expansion to Ridley Block Operations' Flemingsburg facility. Ridley Block Operations manufactures mineral blocks for livestock.
Credit Cody Evans, The Ledger Independent

Fleming County officials came together on Tuesday (Sept. 16) for a groundbreaking ceremony for the new Ridley Block Operations expansion.

Ridley Block Operations, which has been in Fleming County for 10 years, is a division of Ridley, Inc. and creates low-moisture livestock feed supplement blocks, according to RBO President Bob Frost.

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Arts/Culture
4:21 pm
Thu September 18, 2014

Mays Lick To Host Commemoration Ceremony and Statue Unveiling

U. S. Army Col. Charles Young
Credit Marla Toncray

A commemoration service and public reception will be held Sept. 28, to celebrate the life and achievements of U. S. Army Col. Charles Young.

Young was born into slavery in a log cabin in May's Lick in 1864 and went on to have an illustrious military career from 1889 until his death in 1922.

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Education
4:02 pm
Thu September 18, 2014

Reducing Sexual Violence in Kentucky High Schools

A five-year study finds that the bystander intervention program Green Dot significantly reduces sexual violence among high school students in Kentucky.
Credit University of Kentucky

Kentucky's first lady calls it a game changer – using a program based on bystander intervention to reduce sexual violence among high school-age children.

The Green Dot program, which was created and first used at the University of Kentucky, is now being tried in more than a dozen of the state's high schools.

Gov. Steve Beshear’s wife, Jane, says it's a huge step forward in changing the culture toward sexual violence, dating violence, sexual harassment and stalking.

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Economic
3:54 pm
Thu September 18, 2014

SOAR Initiative Receives ARC Funding

Credit NKCES

U.S. Rep. Hal Rogers and Gov. Steve Beshear have announced the approval of a $160,000 Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) grant to the Kentucky Valley Educational Cooperative (KVEC) for the Appalachian Innovations Collaborative. The grant will be used to develop Work Ready plans in conjunction with the SOAR initiative.

The Appalachian Innovations Collaborative will work with 200 participants from 13 counties to develop Work Ready plans. Counties in the service area include Breathitt, Floyd, Lee, Leslie, Letcher, Knott, Magoffin, Martin, Owsley, Wolfe, Johnson, Perry and Pike.

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Arts/Culture
3:02 pm
Thu September 18, 2014

Kentucky State Parks To Offer GeoTour

Pine Mountain State Resort Park
Credit Kentucky State Parks

The famous Kentucky explorer Daniel Boone was asked if he had ever gotten lost in the wilderness.

Boone reportedly replied, “I can't say I was ever lost, but I was once bewildered for about three days.”

The Kentucky State Parks invite you to summon your inner Daniel Boone and take part in the Kentucky State Parks GeoTour at all 49 state parks starting Sept. 27, National Public Lands Day.

You can get “lost” at a Kentucky State Park while exploring through the sport of geocaching.

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Arts/Culture
2:53 pm
Thu September 18, 2014

Kentucky Honors National Hispanic Heritage Month

Credit CSEA

In 1968, U.S. President Lyndon Johnson proclaimed National Hispanic Heritage Week for the period beginning Sept. 15. In 1989, the U.S. Congress expanded the observance to a one-month celebration. This observance provides a focused opportunity to celebrate Hispanic-American contributions to the nation, learn important statistics, and gain information about Hispanic-American culture and issues of concern.

As Kentuckians honor National Hispanic Month, the following are statistics concerning Hispanics in the U. S. and Kentucky. The U. S. Census American Community Survey reports that:

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Education
10:11 am
Thu September 18, 2014

MSU Reading Series to host novelist Eric Shonkwiler

Eric Shonkwiler

Novelist Eric Shonkwiler will read from his work as a part of the Morehead State University’s Reading Series on Thursday, Sept. 25, in the Kibbey Seminar Room of the Bert Combs Building (Room 109) at 7 p.m.

Shonkwiler also will participate in a question and answer session at 2 p.m. at CoffeeTree Books. Both events also are free and open to the public.

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Education
9:40 am
Thu September 18, 2014

Star Theater announces September shows

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

The programs will start Friday, Sept. 19, with the “Dawn of the Space Age" at 6 p.m., followed by “Laser Beatles” at 7 p.m. and “Electrolaze” at 8 p.m.

Programs will continue on Saturday, Sept. 20, with “One World, One Sky" at 1 p.m., “Dawn of the Space Age” at 2:15 p.m., and “Night Sky Over Morehead” at 3:30 p.m.

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MSU Sports
5:55 pm
Wed September 17, 2014

MSU to Honor Dr. Rex Chaney with Celebration Dinner

Dr. Rex Chaney
Credit MSU Athletics

Morehead State's athletic department, in conjunction with the office of alumni relations and development, will honor Dr. Rex Chaney for more than 60 years of service to the university and its students with a celebration on Friday, Sept. 26.

A reception will begin at 5:30 p.m. on the third floor of the Adron Doran University Center, with dinner at 6:30 p.m. in the Crager Room.

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Environment
5:10 pm
Wed September 17, 2014

Town Branch Trail Funding Approved

This is a newly paved section of Town Branch Trail in the McConnell Trace neighborhood. The trail runs along the old Lexington and Ohio rail line, 1st in the western frontier, chartered in 1830. It has one of the largest stands of native Kentucky Cane in Fayette County. Photo by Van Meter Petit.
Credit Fayette Alliance

Governor Steve Beshear has delivered some long-awaited news for runners, walkers, bicyclists and proponents of alternative transportation in the Lexington area – funding with which to extend the popular Town Branch Trail by nearly another 1½ miles.

In addition, the Governor announced funding for design of yet another segment of the paved, shared-use trail, which eventually will connect downtown Lexington with area neighborhoods, parks and historic sites.

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