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Morehead State University’s Transition Center in the Office of Enrollment Services will host a Free Application Day Tuesday, May 3, for students planning to transfer to MSU for the Summer or Fall 2016 terms.

The event, dubbed “Transfer Tuesday” will allow any transfer student to apply to MSU for free at any Morehead State University campus or online.

Students may visit admission.moreheadstate.edu to complete the application and use the promotion code “TransferTuesday” on the payment screen to waive the $30 application fee.

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The Community Advisory Board for Morehead State Public Radio will conduct its quarterly meeting on Wednesday, May 4, 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.

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The 29th East Kentucky Leadership Conference was held April 28-29 at the Morehead Conference Center.

Morehead State University’s Center for Regional Engagement, Small Business Development Center, Kentucky Innovation Network, Mountain Association for Community Economic Development (MACED), U.S. Bank, AT&T, Morehead Tourism and Morehead-Rowan County Chamber of Commerce sponsored the two-day event.

Morehead State University will present the annual President’s Spring Concert on the Lawn Thursday, April 28, at the Adron Doran University Center Commons.

The event, which will begin at 5 p.m., is free and open to the public.

This year's entertainment will be a “Spring Pops Band Concert” directed by Dr. Joseph Scagnoli and Dr. Susan Creasap.

Additional information can be obtained by calling the Office of Alumni Relations and Development, at 877-690-4483 or 606-783-2033.

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Apr 27, 2016

What do you do when bad things happen to someone you oppose? Health Matters has reflected on this over the past week, when a fire destroyed the local hookah bar and tanning center. On April 13, Peabody Coal Company filed for bankruptcy in the US, which means people in Kentucky have had an unfortunately good month. Join us for a detailed discussion of the reliability of health apps, the care provided in virtual visits, and a reminder of how to manage those nasty spring allergies.

 

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Kentucky State Parks

Interested in ghost hunting and paranormal investigations? Big Bone Lick State Historic Site in Boone County has just the thing.

The park and Kentucky Paranormal Research Activity Team (PART) will host four “ghost hunts” starting May 7. Participants will learn about the various facets of ghost hunting, become familiar with commonly used tools during the investigation, as well as park history.

Ghost hunters will go inside the Big Bone Methodist Church and visit two historic cemeteries on park grounds. The program runs from 8 p.m. to midnight and cameras are welcome.

MSU Athletics

The Morehead State women's golf team finished in fourth place at the 2016 Ohio Valley Conference Women's Championship. The Eagles have now finished fifth or better in each of the past eight years, since the program was reestablished in 2008. Seven times they have finished fourth or better and they won the OVC Championship in 2011.

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Morehead State senior right-hander Matt Anderson has been named to the watch list for National Pitcher of the Year. The award is presented by the National College Baseball Hall of Fame.

Anderson hails from McDonough, Ga. The award, sponsored by Diamond, will be presented on July 2 in Lubbock, Texas, as part of the annual Night of Champions event.

Anderson ranks in the top 10 nationally in strikeouts (78) and strikeouts per nine innings (14). He ranks second in the OVC in Ks, only one behind Southeast Missouri's Joey Lucchesi, who is also on the watch list.

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MSU Athletics

Sophomore Lawrence Jones ran for three touchdowns and sophomore Brent Holman added two as Morehead State's Offense edged the Defense 37-33 in its annual Spring Game, presented by U.S. Bank, Saturday night at Jayne Stadium.

Sophomore Braylyn Cook sparkled on defense with a pair of interceptions and blocking a kick. He also broke up three passes and made two tackles.

"Pretty good," Eagles Coach Rob Tenyer said. "I thought it was a clean game. You know, we had a few offsides, stuff like that, but I felt like the kids played hard.

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Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes visited the Morehead State University campus Thursday, April 14, to hold a town hall meeting to promote the “GO VOTE Kentucky! Tour.”

Grimes will spoke with students, professors, faculty and staff about online voter registration and offered a brief tutorial in the Crager Room of the Adron Doran University Center.

Trip Advisor

The Blair Building adjacent to the Cumberland Falls State Resort Lodge is no longer available for use due to the deterioration of wooden beams that support its roof.  The Blair Building was being used for meeting space and convention space.

The Kentucky Finance and Administrative Cabinet authorized Lexington, Kentucky based engineering firm S&ME, Inc. to inspect the building. S&ME concluded that the Blair Building had deteriorated to the point that it may not be used. Kentucky State Parks Commissioner Donnie Holland immediately closed the building to guests and employees.

Kentucky House of Representatives

Three members of the Kentucky House of Representatives are challenging the governor’s power to alter appropriations made for higher education in the state budget passed by the General Assembly in 2014. Their action will seek to intervene or join a lawsuit seeking to stop those cuts that was filed by Attorney General Andy Beshear on Monday (April 11).

“We applaud the courage of the attorney general and his readiness to stand up for students and middle class families who will almost certainly face tuition increases in light of these cuts,” Rep. Wayne said.

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Carter Caves State Resort Park is offering the Smoky Bridge High Line Ride, an unforgettable zipline experience, on April 30.

This temporary zipline of more than 200 feet will run across the gorge behind the park lodge. Participants will be strapped in for a memorable ride that drops more than 40 feet and cruises by the park’s largest natural arch, Smoky Bridge. Bring cameras for great photo opportunities.

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet

Contractors for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet are beginning to clear the path for the first extension of the Mountain Parkway in a half-century.

Crews working in Salyersville are completing pre-construction work needed to allow the project to begin this summer on Salyersville’s Restaurant Row.

Among the final pre-construction activities will be removal of about a half dozen structures that are in the planned path for parkway through Salyersville. The structures are located on property acquired by KYTC for the Mountain Parkway Expansion.

Morehead State University

Morehead State University’s Concert Choir and Chamber Singers will present a free concert Tuesday, April 19, at 7:30 pm at First Baptist Church, 123 East Main Street, Morehead.

The event is open to the public.

The 46-voice Concert Choir and 20-voice Chamber Singers are conducted by Dr. Greg Detweiler. The choirs will include the Monday evening performance at Christ Church as part of its spring concert tour.

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They say necessity is the mother of invention, and the seven Kentucky universities that competed at the fourth annual Alltech Innovation Competition went above and beyond with their inspiring business plans for real-world issues on April 9 at Bluegrass Community and Technical College’s Newtown Pike campus.

Morehead State University’s undergraduate team and University of Louisville’s graduate team took home the top prizes of $10,000 apiece, the same amount with which Dr. Pearse Lyons founded Alltech, now a more than $2 billion company.

Kentucky Department of Transportation

Contractors will temporarily close KY 435 on the Fernleaf-Germantown side of the AA Highway intersection for the next four weeks.

On Thursday, April 14, the road will be barricaded near milepoint 0.6, just south of the AA Highway (KY 9), and the following detours established:

-Northbound KY 435 thru traffic from the KY 10 intersection at Fernleaf must use KY 10 to the AA Highway (KY 9), then take the AA (KY 9) north to access KY 435 toward Minerva.

Western Kentucky Star

Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear today filed a lawsuit in Franklin County Circuit Court challenging the authority by which Gov. Matt Bevin recently ordered 4.5 percent cuts in the current fiscal year to Kentucky’s public colleges and universities.

Lillie Suburban Newspapers

Lewis County has been approved for emergency funding to repair slippage on Big Cabin Creek Road in Lewis County.

Lewis County Magistrate Terri Thomas said funding was approved this week and work is expected to begin sometime next week by E and E Construction. The estimated cost to repair the roadway is $41,063.

The funding will come from the Department of Rural Municipal Aid, according to Judge-Executive Todd Ruckel.

Thomas said she is unsure how long it will take to complete the work.

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A Fleming County woman is credited with returning a lost steel pedal guitar to singer Vince Gill.

In 2012, Lynda Gilvin traveled to Cincinnati to attend a Vince Gill concert and return to him a steel pedal guitar that once belonged to his band mate, John Hughey.

Hughey was a musician and steel guitar player. During his life, he recorded with several artists, including Conway Twitty, Vince Gill, Elvis Presley, Willie Nelson and many others.

Morehead State University

Student Alumni Ambassadors of Morehead State University co-hosted the annual CASE ASAP District Three Conference in Louisville.

MSU hosted with five other Kentucky student advancement programs. The conference accommodated more than 500 students from 35 schools, resulting in the election ambassadors Jacob Miller as Kentucky State Representative and Ryan Steele as the District Three Representative.

MSU Athletics

Another strong pitching performance, coupled with just the right amount of offense, led the Morehead State baseball team to a 3-2 series-clinching win at Xavier Sunday.

MSU, which won 3-1 in the second contest Saturday, improved to 19-13. The Musketeers fell to 11-21. The teams were meeting for the first time since the 1995 season.

Kentucky Dept. of Parks

Experience the beauty of the Carter Caves Wildflower Pilgrimage April 22-24 at Carter Caves State Resort.

Throughout the weekend guests will experience the beauty of the area during wildflower walks, canoe trips and van tours. This is the perfect weekend for experienced wildflower enthusiasts, beginner bloomers or those who just enjoy being in the woods to get outside and experience the natural beauty of spring.

MSU Athletics

Morehead State Head Football Coach Rob Tenyer called Saturday's second spring scrimmage "the most fight he has seen in a long time in a scrimmage" as the Eagle football team worked out at Jayne Stadium.

The defense created three turnovers, including an interception return for a touchdown, and also had a safety, while the offense generated three passing touchdowns.

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