In observance of National Workers’ Memorial Day, April 28, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) is honoring employees who lost their lives while on the job.
Kentucky Transportation Secretary Mike Hancock and Assistant State Highway Engineer Bob Lewis joined KYTC Employee Safety and Health Branch Manager Rob Hecker and KYTC graphic designer Shannon Martin to hang a memorial print in the KYTC Central Office lobby in Frankfort.
In many Kentucky counties, eligible voters may already cast absentee votes for the Kentucky’s May 19, 2015, Primary Election in their county clerks’ offices. All counties will allow eligible voters to cast in-person absentee ballots at least 12 working days before the election.
Individuals who may be eligible to vote by in-person absentee ballot include:
• Military personnel, their dependents, and overseas citizens who are absent from the county on Election Day
Morehead State University’s Kentucky Small Business Development Center will host an open house and a free business workshop Wednesday, May 6, at the Innovation Launchpad located at 149 East Main Street.
From 11 a.m.-1 p.m., come by and celebrate National Small Business Week and learn about the services of the SBDC and tour the new business incubator.
Morehead State University will play host to guitar legend, Phil Keaggy Wednesday, April 29, at 7:30 p.m. in Button Auditorium.
Keaggy boasts a career spanning more than 30 years and 50-plus albums. He is known as one of the greatest guitarists in history. He is a seven-time recipient of the GMA Dove Award for Instrumental Album of the Year, and was twice nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Rock Gospel Album. His talent and range of style, which varies from rock-and-roll to fully orchestrated instrumental compositions makes him one of the most sought-after studio guitarists.
The Morehead State Athletics Honors Banquet, hosted by the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, was held Monday evening (April 27) and recognized academic, athletic and civic achievements of students in the department.
"I'm proud of everyone for a great 2014-15 school year," Assistant Athletic Director for Student-Athlete Services Sara Larson said. "It's important that we take time at the end of each year to honor their accomplishments in and outside of their sports."
The Jesse Stuart Foundation is pleased to announce the release of Dr. James Gifford’s latest book, “Jesse Stuart: Immortal Kentuckian.”
The new biography examines the life of the late Poet Laureate of Kentucky in broad historical context and explains that Stuart immortalized himself though enduring influences on the people who read his books and the people who knew him personally.
The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) will dedicate a new historical marker in Lexington to honor an organization’s long-term efforts to help women in need.
The ceremony will take place May 9 at 10 a.m. at 519 W. Fourth St., site of the former Florence Crittenton Home.
The facility opened in 1894 as the House of Mercy to provide a home for single pregnant women. In 1921 it became affiliated with Florence Crittenton Homes, a national organization that businessman Charles Crittenton founded in memory of his daughter.
U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell says expansion of the Medicaid program makes economic sense and she cites Kentucky as a case in point. Burwell testified on Capitol Hill on April 23 about costs associated with the expansion.
Burwell says Governor Beshear did his homework by asking for an independent analysis of the expenses and benefits before committing to the establishment of Kentucky’s health exchange. The research concluded that Medicaid would pump thirty billion dollars into Kentucky’s economy and create forty thousand jobs.
Joe Clabes has been appointed Executive Director of Kentucky Equine Education Project (KEEP), it was announced by the Board of Directors of the Lexington-based organization.
Clabes represented KEEP during the recently completed Kentucky 2015 legislative session and has worked in equine policy on the state and federal level for over 15 years. Along with his lifelong involvement in the horses industry, he has served as an independent government affairs consultant for the past nine years.
A potential scam has been reported in Bracken County.
According to Sheriff Howard Niemeier, “Bracken County Sheriff’s Office received several calls in regards to a Jeff Brown identifying himself as a member of the Bracken County Chamber of Commerce attempting to sell totes/bags to businesses.”
The Bracken County Chamber of Commerce has been contacted and replied to police they are not involved in the alleged project, he said.
Totes2Go has also been contacted and told to stop all such solicitations in Bracken County, Niemeier said.
Senior Blaine Tanner delivered the game-tying hit, and fellow senior Clayton Meyer drilled the game-winning single in the eighth inning as the Morehead State baseball team erased a 4-0 deficit to defeat Austin Peay 5-4 and claim an Ohio Valley Conference series at Raymond C. Hand Park Sunday.
Treshaad Williams and Xavier Moon, teammates in 2014-15 at Northwest Florida State College, have signed National Letters of Intent with the Morehead State men's basketball program. Both have two seasons of eligibility remaining and will be able to play immediately.
Williams and Moon, both Second-Team All-Panhandle Conference selections as sophomores, helped Northwest Florida to a National Junior College Athletic Association national championship in 2015. The duo led the Raiders to a 33-2 overall record, including 23-0 in non-conference action.
The Morehead State softball team collected 21 hits and took advantage of 10 errors to register a doubleheader sweep of Tennessee State on Saturday afternoon at Tiger Field. The Eagles posted a 4-3 win in the opener and 12-1 victory in a six-inning nightcap.
The Eagles, who have rolled to eight wins in their last nine contests, improve to 21-19 overall, 10-8 in the Ohio Valley Conference and 7-9 on the road. The Tigers, who have dropped 18 straight affairs, fall to 9-34 on the campaign, 2-20 in league action and 4-12 at home.
Morehead State junior golfer Logan Hogge, who ranks fifth in the Ohio Valley Conference with a 72.1 stroke average, has been named to the 2014-15 All-OVC team.
Hogge becomes the first Eagle to earn all-conference honors since Matt Gann in 2006-07.
Hogge, who has recorded six top-10 finishes and three top-five performances this season, owns a team-best .894 winning percentage. He claimed medalist honors on Oct. 21 at the Austin Peay Intercollegiate, which was MSU's first tournament win since Oct. 10, 2006.
Joined by fellow writers, friends, students, teachers and state dignitaries on Friday (April 24), George Ella Lyon was inducted by Gov. Steve Beshear as the Kentucky poet laureate for 2015-17 in the Capitol Rotunda.
April 24, the birthday of Kentucky native and the nation’s first poet laureate Robert Penn Warren, is annually celebrated as Kentucky Writers’ Day. Kentucky’s poet laureate is selected biennially and is inducted on Writers’ Day.
Lyon, a Harlan County native who now lives in Lexington, was effusive in her remarks to the audience that filled the Rotunda.
Morehead State Athletics will perform 1,000 community service hours in an upcoming 10-day period. All students, coaches and staff members from the department have been asked to participate in the initiative, with each individual putting in at least three hours.
Morehead State has more than 300 students, across 16 NCAA Division I sports, and employs approximately 75 individuals in its athletic department. The Eagles will make a variety of stops, including neighborhoods, schools, hospitals, nursing homes, parks and donation centers.
East Kentucky Power Cooperative (EKPC) and its 16 owner-member electric cooperatives have released a second documentary film examining the effects of Eastern Kentucky’s declining coal industry on the region’s residents.
The film, “The People At The End Of The Lines,” documents the impacts on laid-off coal miners, local schools and people struggling to pay household bills.
Vehicle registration decals will soon look different in all Kentucky counties.
According to Lewis County Clerk Glenda Himes, the new registration system will require print on demand of registration papers and decals.
"Previously, when you registered a vehicle, you were given a half white and blue slip with you decal stapled to your registration. Now, however, the registration will be a full sheet of paper with the decal printed on it."
Sophomore Anna Magnusson, who led Morehead State with seven top-10 finishes in 2014-15, has been named the Ohio Valley Conference Women's Golfer of the Year. She was presented the award on Wednesday after the final round of the league championship.
Magnusson, who has earned all-conference accolades each of the last two years, paces the league with a 75.6 stroke average. She finished fourth out of 50 golfers at the OVC Championship with rounds of 74, 71 and 76 en route to a 221 at the Hampton Cove on the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail.
Big Blue Nation is still in mourning about our first basketball loss of the season. Rick and I take a somber look at healthcare and the interaction of healthcare and technology. The show includes an analysis of Kentucky’s extremely low “well-being” ranking, and our thoughts on texting while driving and screen time.
Tip: in order to devote our healthcare resources to things we can change, we have to stop doing things that don’t work. This includes getting x-rays for routine cases of low back pain, and prescribing antibiotics for routine cases of bronchitis.
Morehead State senior leftfielder Nick Newell has been named Ohio Valley Conference Baseball Co-Player of the Week. He also earned the same honor on Feb. 23.
Newell hit .522 (12-for-23) with two runs scored, three doubles, a triple, two home runs, a .522 on-base percentage and a 1.000 slugging percentage as Morehead State compiled a 4-1 record last week. In the process, he extended his hitting streak to 18 games.