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3:23 pm
Fri October 31, 2014

Shaping Appalachia (10/31)

Shaping Appalachia is a public affairs radio program discussing current issues facing eastern Kentucky and the Appalachian region.

Host: Dr. Wayne D. Andrews, Morehead State University president

Moderator: Jason Blanton

Guests: Dr. Ben Malphrus, Department Chair, Earth and Space Science / Director of Space Science Center 

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WMKY Program Updates
3:15 pm
Fri October 31, 2014

KET Programs on WMKY for Sunday, November 2

Comment on Kentucky (10:00am)

Journalists from around the state discuss news of the day with host Bill Bryant from WKYT, Lexington. 

 

Connections with Renee Shaw (10:30am)

Drs. Kristina Bryant and Charles Woods, Jr., infectious disease specialists with University of Louisville Physicians, discuss Ebola and Enterovirus 68 and what's being done to treat and prevent the spread of these diseases.

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Arts/Culture
1:32 pm
Fri October 31, 2014

Chet Baker on Sunday Night Jazz Showcase

Credit Free Fall Jazz

Sunday Night Jazz Showcase

Program 43 (November 2 at 8:00pm)

Chet Baker was a primary exponent of the West Coast school of cool jazz in the early and mid-'50s. As a trumpeter, he had a generally restrained, intimate playing style and he attracted attention beyond jazz for his photogenic looks and singing.

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Government/Politics
12:46 pm
Fri October 31, 2014

Absentee Voting Deadline is Monday, Nov. 3

Credit Terry Prather, The Ledger Independent

County clerk offices have been busy leading up to Tuesday's (Nov. 4) General Election delivering voting booths to precinct locations and handling absentee votes.

Registered voters who cannot make it to their voting precinct on Nov. 4 have two options; request a paper absentee ballot  or cast an absentee vote at their county clerk's office prior to 4:30 p.m., Monday, Nov. 3.

With time running out, voters are reminded to mail in their absentee ballot before Monday's deadline.

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Government/Politics
12:39 pm
Fri October 31, 2014

College Students Claim Voter Intimidation

Credit NPR

The Kentucky Attorney General's office confirms it has received a complaint of alleged voter intimidation of college students. The Attorney General's communications director, Allison Martin, says the office is "actively reviewing the situation."

At the heart of the complaint is an anonymous, full-page ad placed in Berea Citizen newspaper. The vice president of Berea College Student Government, Jacob Burdette, says he was "shocked and disappointed" by the ad.

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MSU Sports
12:32 pm
Fri October 31, 2014

Jade Flory Named to CoSIDA Academic All-District Team

Senior forward Jade Flory
Credit MSU Athletics

Morehead State soccer student-athlete Jade Flory has been named to the Capital One College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All District II Team.

Flory, who has earned a 3.66 cumulative grade point average in business administration, was named to the first-team. With her selection, she is now eligible for Academic All-America consideration and will be placed on the national ballot. She was one of only four Ohio Valley Conference soccer athletes named to an all-district team.

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Arts/Culture
11:49 am
Fri October 31, 2014

MSU Opera presents ‘A Little Night Music’ Nov. 5-8

Anne (Ariel Snider) and Henrik (Joseph Rivers) admit their love for each other and plan to run away together.

MSU Opera will present Stephen Sondheim’s comedy “A Little Night Music” in Duncan Recital Hall of the Baird Music Building on the Morehead State campus, Nov. 5-8. Showtime is 7:30 p.m. each night.

Tickets are available at the door for $10 and $5 for students and seniors (cash and checks only). All MSU students will be admitted free on Wednesday, Nov. 5.

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Arts/Culture
6:04 pm
Thu October 30, 2014

Fleming County to Host Halloween at The Park

Credit CLT

The first Halloween at the Park event will be held at the Fleming County Recreation Park on Saturday, November 1.

Park Director Donnie Story said the event will take place from 5 to 8 p.m. and will consist of a trunk-or-treat, a haunted hay ride, a bonfire, a costume contest and a pumpkin carving contest.

There will also be chili and vegetable soup for sale. The chili or soup also comes with a sandwich and a drink. The price is $5 for adults and $3 for children for the food, but all other events are free.

Food will be served until sold out.

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Arts/Culture
5:45 pm
Thu October 30, 2014

Halloween Decorations Become Family Traditions

Stephen Gillispie and his family have decorated every Halloween for over 20 years. The family also reenacts scenes from horror movies to thrill trick-or-treaters.
Credit Cody Evans, The Ledger Independent

For some families, Halloween ranks right up there with Christmas as the time of year to decorate the house and yard for the season.

Two Maysville families have been decorating their houses for Halloween for at least 20 years and are easily recognizable to most who treat-or-treat along East Second Street.

Stephen Gillispie's house is mostly known for the large inflatable decorations and the scenes from Halloween movies that are acted out on his roof by his daughter, Angie Merrill.

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Crime/Police
5:34 pm
Thu October 30, 2014

Fleming-Mason Energy Issues Scam Warning

Credit Keystone Neighborhood Watch

Fleming-Mason Energy is encouraging customers to phone the utility if they receive a call from someone claiming to represent the company and demanding payment of a bill.

Director of Member Services Mary Beth Nance says scammers are placing such calls and telling customers someone will be coming to their door soon to collect the money or their service will be turned off.       

Nance says those calls are not coming from Fleming-Mason.

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Health Matters
3:01 pm
Tue October 28, 2014

"Calm Down, There’s Nothing in the Basement” show

Around Halloween, we at Health Matters like to amp up your anxiety with horrifying medical stories. This year, your anxiety is high enough, so were taking a more laid-back approach. This is a show about scary movies, dying before you get old, snakes, and severed fingers. Mellow out with us this Halloween.

Tip: Both the CDC and the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology recommend that all pregnant women receive influenza vaccine. You can be vaccinated anytime during pregnancy.

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Arts/Culture
2:45 pm
Tue October 28, 2014

Día de los Muertos exhibition to open Oct. 29

Morehead State University’s Department of Art and Design will host a Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) exhibit Oct. 29- Nov. 7 in the Strider Gallery of the Claypool-Young Art Building. 

An opening celebration will be held Wednesday, Oct. 29 at 6 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

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WMKY Feature Reports
2:41 pm
Tue October 28, 2014

Feature: Remote Area Medical

Remote Area Medical brought its free clinic to Morehead this past weekend. MSPR's Joshua Grandison was on-site during the clinic's second day and has details about the services it provides to the area...

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Economic
9:40 am
Tue October 28, 2014

Fleming County Reviewing Radio Equipment System

Credit The Times

Fleming County Fiscal Court is looking into replacing radio equipment for the sheriff's office and road department.

Fleming County Judge-Executive Larry Foxworthy said the current radio system used by the departments is on a tower in the Petersburg area of Lewis County and often receives interference or has little reception.

"There is a lot of bleed through," E911 Director Charlotte Benton told the fiscal court recently. "Sometimes it's difficult to get a reception for anyone out in the county."

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Education
9:39 am
Tue October 28, 2014

MSU Open House is set for Nov. 8

Morehead State University’s Office of Enrollment Services will host an Open House, Saturday, Nov. 8, from 9 a.m. until noon in the Adron Doran University Center on the Morehead campus.

According to enrollment services, the Open House events will be an excellent opportunity for students and families to discover why MSU has been named one of “America’s Best Colleges” by U.S. News and World Report for the 11th year running.

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Education
9:35 am
Tue October 28, 2014

MSU to receive Kentucky Aerospace Achievement Award

Morehead State University will be the recipient of the 2014 Kentucky Aerospace Achievement Award. Presentation of the award for the Space Science Center will occur at a formal banquet on Nov. 1 in Lexington at the Aviation Museum of Kentucky.

The Kentucky Aviation Hall of Fame in Lexington provides this recognition to outstanding aerospace organizations in the Commonwealth.

Four other honorees will be inducted into the hall of fame. Host of this event is the Aviation Museum of Kentucky, at Blue Grass Airport.

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Business
9:21 am
Tue October 28, 2014

Kentucky State Parks to Offer Military Discount

Credit Kentucky Tourism

The Kentucky State Parks are offering lodging discounts to current and former members of our nation’s armed services with the “USA Military Discount” program from Nov. 1, 2014, to March 31, 2015.

The program is available to those on active military duty, retired members of the military, veterans, members of the National Guard and reservists. Proof of military service is required at check-in.

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Health
4:37 pm
Mon October 27, 2014

Morehead Hosts Remote Area Medical Event

Credit SVU

Hundreds of people were able to receive free medical care in Morehead over the weekend during a clinic operated by the national RAM organization.

RAM stands for Remote Area Medical Expedition and it’s a non-profit organization that uses volunteers to offer services without charge to persons in need all across the country.       

Kentucky RAM President Cassie Mace says some patients who sought help Saturday and Sunday now have health insurance but still can’t afford to visit a doctor.

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Drugs/Alcohol
4:28 pm
Mon October 27, 2014

Rep. York Calls For Heroin Legislation in 2015

State Representative Jill York
Credit Kentucky House Republicans

When the Kentucky legislature convenes in January for its 2015 session, State Representative Jill York predicts that tackling the Commonwealth’s heroin problem will be at the top of the agenda.

The Grayson Republican says lawmakers nearly passed a heroin bill earlier this year and hopes the issue will be at the top of the agenda.

York says a bill dealing with heroin penalties and treatment passed in the Senate during the last session but came to the House too late.

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Crime/Police
4:13 pm
Mon October 27, 2014

Kentucky Agencies Combine Efforts to Stop Copper Theft

Credit National Rural Electric Cooperative Association

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) and Kentucky State Police (KSP) are joining forces and offering a reward to attack a crime that is costing Kentucky taxpayers millions of dollars – theft of copper wire from highway lighting systems.

“The crime of copper wire theft from lights that illuminate our roadways is literally highway robbery of Kentucky drivers,” KSP Major Mike Crawford said at a news conference today. “This type of theft results in damage that far exceeds the salvage value of the wire.”

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Health
12:26 pm
Mon October 27, 2014

Red Cross Offers Home Fire Safety Tips

Credit CPSC

More than 2,300 people die and nearly 13,000 are injured annually in home fires across the United States.

With that statistic in mind, the American Red Cross is kicking off a national campaign this month to reduce deaths and injuries from house fires by as much as 25 percent over the next five years.

Anne Marie Borrego of the American Red Cross says while installing smoke detectors and regularly changing batteries is an important component of fire safety, your family's escape plan is just as important.

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MSU Sports
12:16 pm
Mon October 27, 2014

Thousands Expected for Say Boo to Drugs Night at Wetherby

Say Boo To Drugs event at MSU
Credit MSU Athletics

The Morehead State volleyball program will look to shatter its home attendance record on Halloween (Oct. 31) when Wetherby and Laughlin Gyms host the fourth-annual Say Boo to Drugs event. The Eagles square off with Belmont that evening at 6 p.m.

Say Boo to Drugs is coordinated by the Morehead-Rowan County Chamber of Commerce, Rowan County Unite, Blueblank First Church of God and Morehead State Athletics. Event officials are expecting MSU's volleyball attendance record of 1,767 to be shattered.

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Health
10:30 am
Mon October 27, 2014

Maysville Churches to Hold Homeless Awareness Event

Credit Spiritual Networks

Gordy Jones is well read, well educated, professionally successful in a highly technical field, and one of the most uncomplicated, humble men you will ever meet.

But this isn’t about Gordy, he is adamant about that. This is about raising awareness about the homeless problem in Maysville (yes, it does exist). And he’s right, of course, there is something unseemly about doing good and then patting your own back about what a wonderful person you are.

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Arts/Culture
9:36 am
Mon October 27, 2014

Reader’s Notebook Archives: Week of Oct. 27th, 2014

Reader’s Notebook Archives: Week of Oct. 27th, 2014

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MSU Sports
9:32 am
Mon October 27, 2014

Soccer Concludes Home Schedule with 5-0 Victory

Credit MSU Athletics

Goals and assists by four different players highlighted Morehead State soccer's 5-0 victory over Eastern Illinois Sunday (Oct. 26) in the 2014 home finale at Jayne Stadium.

MSU improved to 9-5-5 overall and 4-3-2 in the Ohio Valley Conference. The Eagles were 7-1-0 at home this season. The Panthers fell to 2-14-2 overall and 1-7-1 in the league.

It was Senior Day, with 12 members of the team appearing in their final match at Jayne Stadium.

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MSU Sports
10:47 pm
Sat October 25, 2014

No. 19 Rifle Improves to 2-0 With Win Over Columbus State

Junior Russell Smith
Credit MSU Athletics

The No. 19 Morehead State rifle team, under the direction of first-year Head Coach Alan Joseph, improved to 2-0 on the season with a 4,568-4,537 victory over No. 18 Columbus State on Saturday (Oct. 25) at Button Rifle Range. Both programs compete in the Ohio Valley Conference for rifle.

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Arts/Culture
7:52 pm
Sat October 25, 2014

Greg Abate

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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