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A Morehead police official says he can’t wait until his department gets into its new facility.

It’s hoped the MPD, along with the city’s fire department, will move into their combined structure as early as next year. Morehead officials are currently trying to secure the site for the $4,000,000 project.

According to MPD Captain Kyle Callahan, it will be nice for his officers to work in a modern facility after spending the last several years in a deteriorating building that was constructed in the 1930’s and used for several decades as the town’s post office…

Saving The Animals of Rowan

Rowan County’s fiscal court won’t be turning over operation of the Tri-County Animal Shelter to the group “Saving The Animals of Rowan.”

Saying it thought it could do a better job of running the facility, STAR officials recently asked the court for permission to manage it.  Judge-Executive Walter Blevins says he and the magistrates nixed that idea after being informed last week of planned improvements to the shelter by its board chairman, Scott Templeton…

This show salutes the late theoretical physicist, hero of today’s youth, Stephen Hawking. Hawking was able to link certain behaviors of black holes to an explanation of how the universe was born. He described the characteristics of a black hole, and predicted that it would emit radiation. Health Matters talks about coffee, and prescription and recreational drugs during pregnancy.


April 24, 2018 -- Robert Penn Warren was an American poet, novelist, and literary critic and was one of the founders of New Criticism. He was also a charter member of the Fellowship of Southern Writers.

Ashley Adkins

Rowan Countians will get the chance Tuesday at 7 p.m. to hear from candidates running for local office in the May 22nd primaries.

Democrats vying for judge-executive, district-four magistrate, circuit court clerk and county clerk will answer questions during a political forum at the Morehead Conference Center.

Tony Pence, executive director of Downtown Morehead Inc., is the forum's coordinator.

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet

Kentucky’s 2018 Highway Plan will prioritize spending on more than 1,000 bridge repairs and 5,000 miles of pavement improvements over the next six years.

Morehead State University

Morehead State University’s Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will host a “Take Back Day,” Saturday, April 28, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.

The event gives the public its 15th opportunity in seven years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs.

Rowan County’s Magistrates, two other officials, and 90 county employees are in-line for pay raises in the next fiscal year.

Members of the Fiscal Court this week voted to increase the annual salaries for Magistrates from $13,000 to $19,000. County Attorney Cecil Watkins will receive a 25% raise, while Coroner John Northcutt will get a $3,000-$4,000 pay bump. 

County workers will get 50-cent an hour increases, with some members of the road crew scheduled for other salary upgrades.

            U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell introduced the Protecting Moms and Infants Act on the Senate floor on Thursday.

            The act would put additional measures in place in order to reduce the number of opioid-dependent infants born.

            McMonnell sponsored the bi-partisan Protecting Our Infants Act in 2015, but says it’s now time to build on that success to better protect the most vulnerable among us…



Let’s be clear: Health Matters does not approve of fun razor activities. Razors are for grown-ups, and should be used carefully. However, Morehead State Public Radio just finished their fun razor week, and maybe you should contribute some money to help alert them to the dangers of fun razors. This show is about credit cards, soft drink taxes, the importance of weight loss, and the consequences of “negative wealth shocks”.

Morehead State University

Morehead State University is doing an about-face regarding its policy to take away sick leave credit for those retiring after June 30th.

For the last several years, MSU has been averaging-in up to six months of an employee’s unused sick days to the top three years of that person’s salary when the state computes their annual retirement payment.  However, due to budget concerns, school officials earlier this year decided to stop that practice at the end of June.

City of Toronto

April 19, 2018 -- The Great Fire of Toronto of 1904 was a great fire that destroyed a large section of Downtown Toronto, Ontario, Canada on April 19, 1904. It was the second such fire for the city in its history. 

Morehead State University

Morehead State University has announced its plans to freeze tuition for the upcoming year.

"Part of MSU's dedication to student success is not just an experience that combines personalized attention and high-quality academic programs, but making that experience affordable to students and families," said Dr. Jay Morgan, MSU president.

Kentucky Department of Fish & Wildlife Resources

Hunters interested in entering this year’s elk hunt drawing have until midnight (EST) April 30 to buy applications. Hunters can apply online at the department’s website at: http://fw.ky.gov

Kentucky residents and non-residents are eligible to apply for four permit types but can only be drawn for one. Each application costs $10.

Lexington Herald Leader

Gov. Matt Bevin has filed a motion in Franklin Circuit Court to disqualify Attorney General Andy Beshear and his office from the political lawsuit filed last week against Kentucky’s recently enacted pension reform law (Senate Bill 151).

The filing lays out significant evidence that Beshear provided legal advice to the Commonwealth (his client) regarding SB 151, thereby violating the Rules of Professional Conduct that govern all attorneys.

Wall Street Journal

Attorney General Andy Beshear has filed a lawsuit to hold a New Jersey pharmaceutical manufacturer accountable for contributing to an illicit drug market that fueled Kentucky’s opioid epidemic.

In the lawsuit filed in McCracken Circuit Court, Beshear alleges Johnson & Johnson, and its Janssen Pharmaceuticals Inc. and Ortho-McNeil subsidiaries, devised a deceptive marketing scheme in order to generate higher profits from their opioid drugs Duragesic, Nucynta and Nucynta ER. 


Morehead State Public Radio (MSPR) staff and students took home a total of 16 awards at the Kentucky Associated Press Broadcasters (KAPB) competition held Saturday, April 14, in Louisville. The awards recognize the best in television and radio journalism in 2017.

The awards were announced for both professional and college entries.

National Geographic

April 18, 2018 -- The illegitimate daughter of a pope and his mistress, Lucrezia Borgia was a famous beauty, notorious for the suspicious deaths and political intrigue that swirled around her and her family. 

Forest Wander

The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources has opened more land for public use.

Old Trace Creek Wildlife Management Area (WMA) is a 323-acre property near the community of Emerson in Lewis County. Hunting on the WMA is allowed under statewide regulations.

J Street

Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes is encouraging eligible Kentuckians to register to vote by the deadline, April 23, ahead of the Commonwealth's Primary Election next month.

Pathways hosts Sexual Assualt Awareness events

Apr 16, 2018
Justin Tijerina

April is Sexual Assault Prevention Month and Pathways in Morehead will be hosting events all week.  WMKY’s Logan Pemberton has the story.

Morehead State University

Morehead State Public Radio (WMKY, 90.3FM) had announced the recipients of two station leadership awards.

Arlo Barnette is the recipient of the 2018 MSPR/CAB Student Leadership Award while Jacob Lindberg is the recipient of the 2018 MSPR Outstanding Student Award.


April 16, 2018 -- The Battle of Culloden was the final confrontation of the Jacobite rising of 1745. On 16 April 1746, the Jacobite forces of Charles Edward Stuart were decisively defeated by loyalist troops commanded by William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland, near Inverness in the Scottish Highlands.

Morehead State University

Morehead State University’s Department of Music, Threatre and Dance will present “Little Shop of Horrors” at the Lucille Caudill Little Theatre in Breckinridge Hall, April 17-21 at 7:30 p.m. and April 22 at 2 p.m.


Thanks for supporting Morehead State Public Radio, WMKY at 90.3FM. More than $20,000 was raised from listener gifts and business challenges during our Spring Fundraiser and Membership Drive.

For the past five days, you've heard us talk about the need to raise money for our local programming and student work-studies. Many of you voiced your support and we thank each of you for your kind words and financial gifts.

Today is the final day of Morehead State Public Radio's Spring Fundraiser and Membership Drive. If you haven't made your gift to WMKY (90.3FM), please do so today. 100% of gifts received this fund-drive will be used for student work-studies and local programming. Cuts to MSPR's FY1819 university-supported budget beginning July 1 has been reduced to zero with $44,000 removed in student work-study funding. To continue offering student work-study opportunities, MSPR will need to provide the funding from other sources.

Morehead State University

Morehead State University’s Concert Choir and Chamber Singers will present a concert Tuesday, April 24, at 7:30 p.m. at Morehead’s First Baptist Church, 123 East Main Street.

The concert, titled Concert Dulce, is a fundraising event for its May tour of Spain. Complimentary desserts and coffee will be served at intermission.

There will be a $5 general admission charge at the door.

Dr. Greg Detweiler conducts the 41-voice Concert Choir and 13-voice Chamber Singers.


Governor Matt Bevin yesterday sent a letter to President Donald Trump, requesting a Presidential Disaster Declaration for 35 Kentucky counties that were impacted during a severe weather event beginning on Feb. 21. The weather pattern produced torrential rain that resulted in flooding, landslides and mudslides, along with intense thunderstorms that led to flash flooding and tornadoes.

Game & Fish

The fisheries division of the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources recently added some bigger rainbow trout to its usual stockings at streams in three popular tourism destinations.

Areas receiving the upsized fish include the Middle Fork of Red River near Natural Bridge State Resort Park, East Fork of Indian Creek in the Red River Gorge National Geological Area and in Rock Creek in the Daniel Boone National Forest in McCreary County.


Time is running out....we're just $360 away from meeting a $2,000 challenge gift for our Spring Fundraiser and Membership Drive. Use WMKY's secure online pledge form under the "Support Us" tab. A long-time supporter of WMKY's local news and student work-studies will give us $2,000 if we raise $2,000 through our website. Make your gift today to local, fresh and diverse programming from Morehead State University - WMKY at 90.3FM.