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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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."
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.