Kentucky Community and Technical College System's President Jay Box was in Maysville on Tuesday (March 31) to learn more about what community leaders, staff, faculty and students need from the KCTCS system in the future.
Box has been conducting his listening tour across the state and will visit all 16 colleges in the KCTCS system by the end of April. The purpose, he said, is to get input on the local level for the system's 2016-2022 strategic plan.
"This feedback is the primary source of information for the plan," he said.
The public is invited to learn more about plans to extend the Mountain Parkway in Eastern Kentucky.
Engineers with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet and its consultants will discuss alternatives to develop a four-lane, high-speed route along the KY 114 corridor between Salyersville and Prestonsburg.
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Ashland Mayor Chuck Charles says he and city commissioners need to develop strategies to make Ashland a more “walkable community."
He says that requires a comprehensive approach beyond additional and better sidewalks.
“We need to start thinking about getting our people walking. Some neighborhoods have actually reduced the speed limits so they could make a bicycle lane within those communities. I think we just need to be open-minded on everything we do to try to get our citizens healthier.”
Health advocates are pointing to what's happening in Grant County as an example of how an inclusive transportation network can lead to a healthier community.
The idea is known as complete street, where all users of the roadway, including walkers and bikers, are considered during planning and renovations.
Marsha Bach, health promotion manager with the Northern Kentucky Health Department, says Williamstown has made that part of its master plan, while Corinth and Dry Ridge have passed complete streets resolutions.
More jobs are coming to eastern Kentucky. Gov. Steve Beshear and Congressman Hal Rogers joined company and community leaders today (March 30) to announce that Rajant Corporation will establish a facility in Morehead.
Rajant, a pioneer in providing multi-frequency wireless solutions, plans to create 28 jobs and invest $762,000 into the project.
An endowment is being established through the St. Claire Foundation to honor the nurses and aides who cared for the late Bertha Ross “Poage” Hough during the final year prior to her passing in January 2013.
The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources is seeking additional public input about forest management and restoration of woodland species such as grouse.
A recent series of public meetings on the topic included a survey for attendees to complete afterward. The department has placed this survey online to gather more input from those who were not able to attend the public sessions.
The survey is located on the Kentucky Fish and Wildlife website at: http://fw.ky.gov
Last Monday, newly elected 27th District State Senator Steve West (R-Paris) was sworn into office into the Kentucky Senate, becoming the 27th member of the Senate Majority Caucus.
“It was an extremely exciting day for my family and me,” West said. “I am humbled to have been given such significant committee assignments and I truly look forward to serving the Commonwealth of Kentucky.”
Several Morehead State track and field athletes established personal bests this weekend as the Eagles competed at the Oliver Nikoloff Invitational in Cincinnati.
On the women's side, junior Alex Morris took third place in the 1,500-meter run with a personal-best time of 4:42.11. Her mark is the eighth-best time in the Ohio Valley Conference so far in the outdoor season.
Junior Erica Parks also set a personal-record in the 1,500-meter event, crossing the line in fifth place at 4:47.58.
The Morehead State baseball team erupted for season highs in runs and hits en route to a 20-6 victory over Eastern Kentucky in the finale of an Ohio Valley Conference series Sunday at Allen Field.
Morehead State (13-13, 5-7 OVC) pounded out 23 hits, including eight of the nine batters in the lineup registering multi-hit days. It was the highest run total since notching 22 in the season finale at Jacksonville State in 2013.
Senior utility man Chris Robinson hit a walk-off RBI single in the ninth inning Saturday as the Morehead State baseball team put the skids on a six-game losing streak with an 11-10 triumph against Eastern Kentucky at Allen Field.
Robinson, who was 4-for-5 with two doubles and a triple, lifted a one-out line drive that dropped into right centerfield to score sophomore centerfielder Ryan Kent. Kent led off the last frame with a double off the wall in deep left center.
Lovano is the son of the respected Cleveland saxophonist Tony "Big T" Lovano. Joe started playing alto sax as a child, taught by his father, who also introduced him to jazz. In his youth, Joe would hear many of the prominent jazz artists who passed through town, including Dizzy Gillespie, James Moody, Sonny Stitt, and Rahsaan Roland Kirk.
Freshman right-hander Mackenzie Grossmann picked up the victory in game one and save in game two as the Morehead State softball team registered a 7-4, 6-5 doubleheader sweep of Ohio Valley Conference rival Eastern Kentucky on Saturday afternoon at Hood Field.
The Eagles improve to 11-13 overall, 3-3 in league play and 3-4 on the road with their seventh win in 10 contests. The Colonels slip to 13-18 overall, 4-4 in conference action and 2-4 at home. MSU will aim for its first three-game OVC sweep since April 26-27, 2014, on Sunday at 1 p.m. ET.
A Fleming County teenager has returned home after being hospitalized with an injury inflicted during a stunt in the Fleming County High School parking lot.
According to Fleming County Sheriff Gary Kinder, the teenager, who's name is not being released, was in the parking lot of the high school with friends on Monday afternoon when he jumped on the hood of one of their cars as it was pulling out.
The friend slammed his break, causing the teenager to fall and hit his head on the pavement.
Twenty-four artists from across the state will show their work in the 2015 installment of the Governor’s Derby Exhibit coordinated by the Kentucky Arts Council, part of the annual Governor’s Derby Celebration in Frankfort.
The Governor’s Derby Exhibit runs from March 30-May 4 in the Capitol Rotunda, 700 Capitol Ave. The building is open 8 a.m-4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday; and Saturday, May 2, during the Derby Celebration. The exhibit is open to the public.
The inaugural class for Morehead State University’s new Craft Academy for Academic Excellence in Science and Mathematics is now set for the fall. He says the school received more than 100 applications.
MSU President Dr. Wayne Andrews says 60 gifted high school juniors have been chosen to attend the academy.
Lewis County Sheriff Johnny Bivens says “Operation March Madness” began early on Thursday (March 26) with a goal of busting drug dealers all over the county. He says the raids have been conducted in conjunction with Vanceburg police and the FADE Drug Task Force.
Bivens says some 30 suspects are being rounded up in the county.
“Without a doubt, when all is said and done, this will be the largest drug sweep in the history of Lewis County. You know, our purpose for this operation is obviously to enforce the laws and our mission is to save lives.”
Ranging from tweeting contests to free ice cream, Morehead State has announced special promotions for the remainder of the 2015 baseball and softball seasons.
A special baseball ticket package is available for five Friday games. Families can purchase four tickets and receive four $4 concession stand vouchers for only $25. The family pack is available March 27, April 3, April 17, May 1 and May 15.
Junior Taylor Johnson, senior Jumell Wilson and freshman Joe Fischer from the Morehead State rifle program have been tabbed as Collegiate Rifle Coaches Association Scholastic All-Americans after posting 3.2-or-better grade point averages during the fall semester.
"Taylor, Jumell and Joe are well-rounded student-athletes," Head Coach Alan Joseph said. "They are the type of people we want in our program. We want individuals who can compete at a high level, but also young men and women who have good character and take their academics seriously."