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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.