Terry Prather, The Ledger Independent

After receiving the go-ahead from Mason County and Maysville City commissions earlier this month, local health officials now begin the work to establish a needle exchange program for IV drug users.

The program, more properly known as a syringe access exchange program, will be operated by the Buffalo Trace Health District, Executive Director Allison Adams said.

Renewable Energy Long Island

East Kentucky Power Cooperative (EKPC) has filed a request with the Kentucky Public Service Commission (PSC) to construct an 8.5-megawatt solar project in Clark County, Ky.

If approved, the cooperative solar installation will be located next to EKPC’s headquarters facilities, adjacent to Interstate 64 and U.S. 60, about two miles east of Fayette County. With more than 32,000 photovoltaic panels covering 60 acres of land, the installation would be one of Kentucky’s largest solar farms.

Geoffrey Keezer

Jul 23, 2016
Blue Port Jazz

Sunday Night Jazz Showcase

Program #127 (July 24 at 8:00PM)

A native of Eau Claire, Wisconsin, Geoffry Keezer was playing in jazz clubs as a teenager, holding down the piano chair for Art Blakey at age 18, and touring in the company of Joshua Redman, Benny Golson and Ray Brown in his 20s.

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Rosie Flores

Jul 22, 2016
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Muddy Bottom Blues

Program #71 (July 22 at 8:00PM)

Alternative country meets the rockabilly revival meets California guitar virtuosity in the music of Rosie Flores. Since the late '70s, guitarist, singer, and songwriter Rosie Flores has been an important figure on the alternative country scene in both Austin, TX, and Los Angeles. She's a hard-working, independently minded artist who's well-respected for her gritty, energetic vocals and fiery guitar solos.

WMKY will air a 13-week series bringing you music from the acclaimed chamber music series at the Library of Congress in Washington D. C. This season, you’ll hear three of the world’s top period instrument ensembles: Bach Collegium Japan, Apollo’s Fire, and Boston’s famous Handel and Haydn Society; opera star Anne Sofie von Otter; violinist Jennifer Koh; the Ensemble Intercontemporain, with Matthias Pintscher; and pianist Richard Goode. 

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July 21, 2016 -- Don Knotts was a comedic actor of film and television known for his roles on TV's The Andy Griffith Show and Three's Company.


Inside Indiana Business

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has announced that Bath County will receive $18,900 in County Road Aid emergency funds.

The money will be used for slip or slide repairs on North Lick Branch Road (CR 1027) between mile points 1.2 and 1.209. The Bath County Fiscal Court is responsible for administering the work.

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet also announced that Fleming County will receive $35,200 in County Road Aid emergency funds.

PBS Newshour

Staffers to the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio have fallen ill with norovirus, an extremely contagious virus. The cause of the outbreak is currently under investigation. No staffers from the Kentucky delegation have reported experiencing any symptoms of norovirus at this time.

July 20, 2016 -- Petrarch was a poet and scholar whose humanist philosophy set the stage for the Renaissance. He is also considered one of the fathers of the modern Italian language.


Kentucky Transportation Cabinet

The first extension of the Mountain Parkway in more than a half century will begin soon as contractors start to widen the roadway through Salyersville’s Restaurant Row.

The 2.4-mile project will improve safety and ease mobility through the busiest and most visible stretch of roadway along the Mountain Parkway corridor.

Dr. Terry Bunn Injury Prevention Show

Jul 19, 2016

Brought to you by our regular sponsor, shoes with tread, the show features an in-depth interview with Associate Professor in the Department of Preventative Medicine and Environmental Health, and Director of the Kentucky Injury Prevention and Research Center, Dr. Terry Bunn. She comes to UK after obtaining her PhD in immunology and toxicology at Cornell. As director she has involved herself in everything from drug overdoses to fuel tank location in Semi Trucks. Join us for a fascinating interview, and watch your step.

July 19, 2016 --  Archibald Joseph Cronin, born in 1896, was a novelist, dramatist and writer of non-fiction who was one of the most renowned storytellers of the twentieth century. His best-known works are The Stars Look Down, The Citadel, The Keys of the Kingdom and The Green Years, all of which were adapted to film.


Billie Jean Osborne’s Kentucky Opry’s special guests on July 23 will be the Floyd County sister duo of Teddi Leigh Cyrus and Jo Pack Hall.

Both are former members of the Kentucky Opry organization, and helped catapult it into what it is today. Cyrus was picked to join the Kentucky Opry Jr. Pros in 1991, at the early age of 13. She left in 1997. Hall joined in 1997, also a youngster, at the age of 16. She was promoted to the Kentucky Opry in 2000, before leaving in 2002. 

Since 2002, Morehead State Public Radio listeners have enjoyed a weekly program of storytelling by local, regional and national storytellers.

Hosted by Carolyn Franzini, "A Time for Tales" recently aired its 300th program.

"My interest in the world of storytelling began when I first attended the National Storytelling Festival in Jonesboro (Tennessee) in 1986. I was enthralled with the stories that were told. It was an introduction to a whole new art form," said Franzini.

July 18, 2016 -- William Makepeace Thackeray was a 19th-century novelist known for such works as Vanity Fair and Barry Lyndon.


Bill Mays

Sunday Night Jazz Showcase

Program #126 (July 17 at 8:00PM)

Bill Mays

A fine pianist, Bill Mays has often worked behind the scenes, leading to him being a somewhat overlooked jazz improviser. Mays worked in Los Angeles as a studio musician from the late '60s on, accompanying Sarah Vaughan (1972-1973) and Al Jarreau (1975), but mostly doing session work.

Levisa Lazer

Carter Caves State Resort Park will host the 25th annual Pioneer Life Week July 25-31.

The annual event allows visitors to see how pioneers and Native Americans lived. Most events are free to the public. The pioneer encampment near the park campground is open daily 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, July 31.

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The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources will host a celebration in honor of National Hunting and Fishing Day at the Salato Wildlife Education Center in Frankfort on Saturday, Aug. 6.

Activities and demonstrations will run from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. (EST). Admission is free during the event.

National Hunting and Fishing Day has been celebrated in the United States for more than four decades. The Salato Center’s celebration of this event has traditionally been held in September in correlation with the national initiative, but will be held in August this year.

The Independent

Players of the new “Pokemon Go” game are having luck catching virtual creatures at Kentucky State Parks. The game encourages people to get out and explore using a smartphone app to collect the virtual creatures.

Visitors are welcome to play the game at state parks and historic sites.

“All we ask is that they be careful and obey a few basic rules for safety,” said state park Naturalist Robert Myers.

His suggestions for those playing the game include:

*Be aware of your surroundings, especially along trails, roadways, cliffs, streams and lakes.

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Jorma Kaukonen

Jul 14, 2016
Rolling Stone

Muddy Bottom Blues

Program #70 (July 15 at 8:00PM)

Guitarist, singer, and songwriter Jorma Kaukonen was born and grew up in Washington, D.C., where he first turned to the guitar. Kaukonen lived in the San Francisco Bay Area in the early 1960s, playing backup to singer Janis Joplin in local clubs.

A Miner Detail

The Kentucky Department of Parks will offer advance tickets to the annual commemoration of the Battle of Perryville Oct. 8-9. Advance sales will be available online through Oct. 5.

The Battle of Perryville was the largest Civil War battle in Kentucky. More than 7,600 soldiers were killed, wounded or missing. Each year, Perryville Battlefield State Historic Site commemorates the battle with re-enactments, living history programs, battlefield tours, authors and book signings, period entertainment, vendors and more.

Hosted by Doug Chatham, each hour-long program presents a wide range of funny and eccentric music from a cross selection of genres including country, pop, rock and tunes too weird for any category. The program features well-known entertainers including “Weird Al” Yankovic, Monty Python, Spike Jones and many more.

The Warix Run Boat Ramp at Cave Run Lake will be temporarily closed Monday, July 25 through Friday, July 29.

During the closure, the boat ramp will serve as a staging area for a fish habitat improvement project. Artificial habitat structures will be installed in the waters at Warix Run and nearby coves.

“This effort is part of a large, multi-year habitat project for Cave Run,” said District Ranger Jon Kazmierski with the Daniel Boone National Forest. 

July 14, 2016 -- Bastille Day is the common name given in English-speaking countries to the French National Day, which is celebrated on 14 July each year.     

Attorney General Andy Beshear has joined state and local officials in Kenton County to present Transitions Inc., Women’s Residential Addiction Program (WRAP) $450,000 to support women suffering from alcohol and substance abuse.

A core mission of the Office of the Attorney General is to address Kentucky’s drug epidemic by supporting recovery efforts and organizations like Transitions.


Gov. Matt Bevin and Education and Workforce Development Secretary Hal Heiner have announced the launch of the Kentucky Work Ready Skills Initiative.

This new $100 million statewide bond program is aimed at developing a highly trained, modernized workforce in the Commonwealth to meet the needs of employers and promote sustainable incomes for Kentuckians.

MSU Athletics

When he's not tied up with duties as the Morehead State head football coach, Rob Tenyer does his best to promote a cause close to his heart.

Organ donation.

This fall, for the fourth season in a row, MSU will have a game-day event to promote that effort and Kentucky Organ Donor Affiliates. KODA, as it is known, was formed in 1987 and is dedicated to saving lives through organ and tissue donation and transplantation. In addition to Kentucky, KODA serves parts of Indiana and West Virginia.

The date for this year's MSU game-day event has not yet been set.

July 13, 2016 -- Allegedly, a descendent of Trojan prince Aeneas, Julius Caesar's auspicious birth marked the beginning of a new chapter in Roman history. By age 31, Caesar had fought in several wars and become involved in Roman politics. After several alliances, he became dictator of the Roman Empire. This led to a senatorial coup, and Caesar's eventual assassination, on the Ides of March.