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Morehead-Rowan County Chamber of Commerce reports:

The City of Morehead, Morehead Housing Authority and Gateway House Homeless Shelter have partnered to open a cooling center at the Rowan County Senior Center located at 200 Heritage Place.

The cooling center will be open on Saturday, July 22 from noon until 6:00 p.m.

Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Morehead Mayor Jim Tom Trent says special thanks to Senior Center Director Glenna Crockett, Gateway House Director Marilyn Lewis Smith and Morehead Housing Authority Director Jeff Patrick.

Northern Kentucky Tribune

Fall can seem like an eternity away when the heat index soars into the triple digits and air conditioners must work overtime to meet unrelenting demand.

The arrival of the new Kentucky Hunting and Trapping Guide from the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources provides a comforting reassurance that summer is marching closer to fall. The free guide ships to outlets that sell licenses and permits, but it also can be viewed and downloaded from Kentucky Fish and Wildlife’s website at http://fw.ky.gov

B.B. King Blues Club

Muddy Bottom Blues

Program #113 (July 21 at 8:00 p.m. and July 22 at 3:00 p.m.)

Clayton Joseph Chenier was born September 28, 1957 - the son of the great King of Zydeco, Clifton Chenier. C.J.'s father was the first Creole musician to win a Grammy Award.

marshallmcluhan.com

July 21, 2017 -- Herbert Marshall McLuhan was a Canadian professor, philosopher, and public intellectual. His work is one of the cornerstones of the study of media theory, as well as having practical applications in the advertising and television industries.  

Star Gazette

Repairs to the Russell viaduct (KY 244) bridge in Greenup County will require a four-day temporary closure next week.

Beginning Tuesday, July 25, and continuing through Friday, July 28, the viaduct will be closed, day and night, as structures and maintenance crews with the Kentucky Department of Highways patch the pavement and repair parts of the bridge along the roadway center line.

Morehead State University

Author and retired astronaut Don Thomas will present a lecture on Wednesday, July 26, from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Morehead State University Space Science Center.

Following the talk, Thomas will host a book signing in the Space Science Center lobby from 7 to 7:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

Thomas is taking part in Go For Launch!, a four-day program that uses space exploration as a platform to launch student engagement in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math (STEAM), while encouraging development of teamwork, communication and leadership skills.

Morehead State University

There is still time for new or returning students to register for Morehead State University’s 2017 fall academic term.

Classes begin Monday, Aug. 14, at MSU and its regional campuses; registration is available online.

Registration for Fall 2017 is available online at http://my.moreheadstate.edu

Odyssey Online

Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear and a group of state attorneys general are asking federal education officials to work with them before rolling back protections for survivors of sexual assault on college campuses.

According to a July 19 letter from the 20 AGs, the U.S. Department of Education’s current guidance reaffirms the obligation of colleges and universities to protect survivors of sexual assault. 

Amazon.com

July 20, 2017 -- Cormac McCarthy is an American novelist, playwright, and screenwriter. He has written ten novels, spanning the southern gothic, western, and post-apocalyptic genres.  

Morehead State University

Morehead State University Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) has received a Senior Corps RSVP grant of $103,767 from the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) to support volunteers serving in Boyd, Carter, Elliott, Greenup and Lawrence counties.

The funds were awarded as part of a Senior Corps grant competition to expand RSVP to new geographic areas. The MSU RSVP currently serves Bath, Menifee, Montgomery, Morgan and Rowan counties. The new grant will expand services into Boyd, Carter, Elliott, Greenup and Lawrence counties.

biography.com

July 19, 2017 -- Lizzie Andrew Borden was an American woman who gained infamy after being tried and acquitted for the 1892 axe murders of her father and stepmother in Fall River, Massachusetts. The case was a famous case throughout the United States.  

Morehead Tourism

The Morehead Tourism Commission, Morehead Conference Center and the GFWC Morehead Woman’s Club have partnered together to add another trail stop to Main Street. 

Located behind the Morehead Conference Center, the trail stop features a table, trail information kiosk and two designated parking spaces for trail users. 

GFWC Morehead Woman’s Club donated funds raised during one of their recent Charity Balls to support the trail town efforts.  Morehead Tourism and Morehead Conference Center matched their donation for the project. 

The Community Advisory Board for Morehead State Public Radio will conduct its quarterly meeting on Wednesday, Aug. 2, at 6 p.m.

The meeting will be held in the MSPR studios, located in Breckinridge Hall on the Morehead State University campus. Meetings of the board are open to the public.

Morehead State Public Radio broadcasts 24-hours a day from the MSU campus. WMKY (90.3 FM) serves as the flagship station for the network. MSPR serves more than 20 counties in Kentucky, Ohio and West Virginia.

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet reports an embankment repair project will require the Kentucky Department of Highways to temporarily close KY 1013 in Fleming County for two weeks this month.

Beginning Monday, July 24, crews will close KY 1013 at the 13.1 milepoint – a half mile north of Rush Run Road – to excavate the roadway and repair a roadside slip. The road will remain closed, day and night, until about Aug. 4 or until work is complete.

britannica.com

July 18, 2017 -- William Makepeace Thackeray was a British novelist, writer and author of the 19th century. He is known for his satirical works, particularly Vanity Fair, a panoramic portrait of English society.  

On June 23, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced California would add Kentucky to a list of states to which state-sponsored travel has been banned. Kentucky joins Tennessee, North Carolina, Mississippi, Kansas, South Dakota, Alabama, and Texas as states felt were the of a travel ban because they have enacted laws which are felt to be discriminatory against gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender individuals and their families. Health Matters celebrates the end of civil discourse in these United States of America with this show.

AA Roads

Motorists using I-64 between Morehead and Ashland should expect intermittent shoulder and lane closures this summer for installation and repair of median cable barrier.

Cable barrier, a safety device that uses a fence-like structure of continuous steel cables to help prevent vehicles from crossing the median into opposing travel lanes, will be installed along 22 miles of I-64 from mile marker 137 at Morehead to mile marker 159 near Olive Hill in Carter County.

Kentucky Tourism

Gov. Matt Bevin has signed a budget reduction order, meeting the Constitutional mandate that the Commonwealth of Kentucky end the fiscal year with a balanced budget. General Fund revenue receipts fell short of budgeted amounts by $138.5 million.

The Governor’s veto of a portion of the budget bill allowed an additional $5 million in lottery receipts to be dedicated to scholarships and not lapse to the General Fund.

In addition, a lower than expected lapse of debt service raised the total resource requirements to meet the shortfall to $152.2 million.

Morehead State University

On July 1, 2017, Morehead State University welcomed it’s 14th president Dr. Jay Morgan.

While Dr. Morgan may be a new presence on the campus of Morehead State University, his prior experience in numerous facets of higher education makes him a familiar face around Kentucky.

Dr. Morgan is known both around the Capitol and on many of Kentucky campuses through his work with the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education, as well as his time in far western Kentucky.

CBS News

  • Suspense (The Hitchhiker)
  • Jungle Jim (Stalled on the Trail)
  • Seabiscuit races War Admiral (1938)
  • MGM Sports Report w/Bill Stern (1945)  

Spike Robinson

Jul 16, 2017
Alchetron

Sunday Night Jazz Showcase

Program #175 (July 16 at 8:00 p.m.)

Spike Robinson was just about the last major tenor stylist who played in the Four Brothers' cool-toned style popularized by Stan Getz, Zoot Sims, and Al Cohn. The remarkable part is that Robinson seemed to emerge fully formed in 1981 when he was already past 50.

britannica.com

July 14, 2017 -- Owen Wister was an American writer, historian and "father" of western fiction. He is best remembered for writing The Virginian and a biography of Ulysses S. Grant.  

civilwar.org

July 13, 2017 -- Nathan Bedford Forrest was a lieutenant general in the Confederate Army during the American Civil War. A cavalry and military commander in the war, Forrest is one of the war's most unusual figures.  

Morehead State University

The Craft Academy for Excellence in Science and Mathematics at Morehead State University’s Dr. Garrick Ratliff, assistant director for guidance counseling services, recently wrote the spotlight for the Kentucky Department of Education’s email newsletter.

Prior to the Craft Academy, Dr. Ratliff was assistant superintendent of the Robertson County School System. A multi-time MSU graduate, his degrees include a Bachelor of Science degree, Master of Education, Master of Arts, Rank I, superintendent and director of pupil personnel certification, and a doctorate in education.

biography.com

July 12, 2017 -- George Washington Carver was born into slavery in Diamond, Missouri, around 1864. The exact year and date of his birth are unknown. Carver went on to become one of the most prominent scientists and inventors of his time, as well as a teacher at the Tuskegee Institute. Carver devised over 100 products using one major crop—the peanut—including dyes, plastics and gasoline. He died in 1943.  

Morehead State University

What do eating bugs, motorized critters, and 3D printers have in common? They are all part of the experiences at the Super Summer Gifted Camp at Morehead State University.

Each year, camp instructors lead sessions in drama, art, science, math, technology and social studies. The camp is in its ninth year and hosted more than 70 children from surrounding counties this summer. Campers ranged from third grade to ninth grade.

NPR

In 2015, more than 225 Kentuckians died from a drug overdose with Opana in their blood.

Now that the makers of the opioid painkiller announced July 6 that it will no longer sell the drug, Attorney General Andy Beshear is calling the move a “first step” in fighting against what he believes is the single greatest threat to Kentucky – the state’s drug epidemic.

Scam Detector

Attorney General Andy Beshear is warning about a scam that claims Kentuckians can receive tax-free, monthly payments from the Tobacco Master Settlement Agreement (MSA).

Beshear said his office has identified misleading online ads and received reports of scam emails claiming Kentuckians can receive monthly payments directly from the multibillion-dollar MSA.

The solicitations proclaim Kentuckians, even if they “never used tobacco,” can receive thousands of dollars each month if they pay $5 a month or up to $100 a year to learn how.

Kentucky Dept. of Fish & Wildlife Resources

The Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Commission proposed several new fishing regulations at a special called meeting on July 7.

The commission recommends all hunting, fishing and boating regulations for approval by the General Assembly and approves all expenditures by the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources. All recommendations must be approved by legislators before they become law.

If approved by legislators, fisheries regulations proposed at the meeting would take effect March 1, 2018.

Wright Concrete

Gov. Matt Bevin has announced that Wright-Mix Material Solutions LLC will invest $8.5 million in a production facility at the river port in Wurtland, creating 130 full-time jobs.

“By expanding into a new location in Greenup County, Wright-Mix will grow its parent company’s home-state economic impact and employment while reaching new customers across Kentucky’s borders,” Gov. Bevin said.

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