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6:30 pm
Sun March 1, 2015

Former MSU Hoops Star Kenneth Faried Named OVC Legend

Former Morehead State basketball star Kenneth Faried
Credit MSU Athletics

Former Morehead State star Kenneth Faried has been named an Ohio Valley Conference Basketball Legend in a newly-created program by the league office. The OVC will recognize legends from each of its member institutions during its 2015 conference tournaments.

Faried, who played at Morehead State from 2007-11, is in his fourth season with the National Basketball Association's Denver Nuggets. He signed a five-year contract extension in October, which Yahoo! Sports, ESPN and several other national media outlets reported being worth $60 million.

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MSU Sports
11:37 pm
Sat February 28, 2015

Men’s Basketball Cruises to Senior Day Win Over JSU

Morehead State's 2014-15 seniors with Head Coach Sean Woods
Credit MSU Athletics

The Morehead State men's basketball team posted advantages of 46-4 in paint points, 23-3 in fast-break points, 30-5 in bench points, 55-33 in rebounds and 22-3 in offensive boards en route to a 87-55 rout of Jacksonville State on Saturday evening at Johnson Arena.

The Eagles, who enter the Ohio Valley Conference Tournament with eight wins in 11 games, improve to 15-16 overall, 10-6 in league action and 7-6 at home. The Gamecocks, who finish the campaign losing seven of their last 10, close out 12-19 overall, 5-11 in OVC play and 1-16 on the road.

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MSU Sports
10:36 pm
Sat February 28, 2015

OVC Basketball Tournament Fields Are Set

Credit MSU Athletics

The brackets for the 2015 Ohio Valley Conference basketball tournaments are set. The Morehead State men are the fifth seed, while the Eagle women are seeded sixth.

All games will be played at Nashville's Municipal Auditrorium. For ticket information, call 606-783-2386 or e-mail at: p.rhodes@moreheadstate.edu

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Arts/Culture
7:51 pm
Sat February 28, 2015

Stefan Karlsson on Sunday Night Jazz Showcase

Stefan Karlsson
Credit Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

Sunday Night Jazz Showcase

Program #60 (March 1 at 8:00PM)

Stafan Karlsson, a native of Sweden, was born into a musical family. His father played piano professionally and inspired his interest in piano and jazz. He also began church organ lessons at 13 and continued to study the instrument into his college years.

Following his graduation from high school, the pianist came to the United States on a scholarship to study at the University of North Texas, where he earned both a bachelor's and a master's degree.

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Arts/Culture
4:02 pm
Sat February 28, 2015

Two Morehead Artists to be Featured at Kentucky Crafted: The Market

"Winchester Melody" by Brenda Salyers
Credit Image Kind

Brenda Salyers and Diane Smallwood of Morehead are part of a group of thirty-one Kentucky artists who have been selected to exhibit in "Music Scenes," a new Kentucky Arts Council exhibit that will debut at Kentucky Crafted: The Market March 7-8 at Lexington Convention Center.

"Music Scenes" examines the relationship between visual art and music. The selected artwork includes painting, photography, fiber art, collage, mixed media and other forms.

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Arts/Culture
11:45 am
Fri February 27, 2015

Nothin’ But The Blues Top 20 (February 2015)

Credit CDON

Linsey Alexander – Come Back Baby (Delmark)

JW Jones – Belmont Boulevard (Blind Pig)

Mississippi Heat – Warning Shot (Delmark)

Marcia Ball – The Tattooed Lady And The Alligator Man (Alligator)

Mannish Boys – Wrapped Up And Ready (Delta Groove)

Elvin Bishop – Can’t Even Do Wrong Right (Alligator)

Johnny Winter – Step Back (Megaforce)

Kenny Wayne Shepherd – Goin’ Home (Concord)

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Education
10:20 am
Fri February 27, 2015

Shaping Appalachia (2/27)

Host: Dr. Wayne D. Andrews, President, Morehead State University; 

Moderator: Jason Blanton; 

Guests: Beth Patrick and Rick Linio; 

Topic:  Campus Master Plan

    

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MSU Sports
9:50 am
Fri February 27, 2015

Fast Start Sends Men’s Hoops to 86-73 Win Over TTU

Junior Anthony Elechi
Credit MSU Athletics

The Morehead State men's basketball team raced out to a 9-0 advantage en route to a 50-point first half and never looked back in an 86-73 Ohio Valley Conference victory over Tennessee Tech before a national-television audience on Thursday night at Johnson Arena.

The Eagles, who have won seven of their last 10 tilts, improve to 14-16 overall, 9-6 in conference action and 6-6 at home. The Golden Eagles, who have lost six of their last eight, fall to 12-17 overall, 4-11 in league play and 2-13 on the road. MSU also sweeps the season series versus TTU.

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Environment
4:37 pm
Thu February 26, 2015

Morehead and Olive Hill to Host National Orienteering Races

Credit Lincolnshire Sport

Two Kentucky Trail Towns, Olive Hill and Morehead, will be the site for the Flying Pig XIX, an orienteering event expected to attract hundreds of competitors from around the country and several foreign countries the weekend of March 27-29.

The Flying Pig, hosted by Orienteering Cincinnati, includes the U. S. Individual Orienteering Championships as well as recreational competitions for newcomers to orienteering. This event is sanctioned by Orienteering USA, the national federation of the sport.

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Environment
4:27 pm
Thu February 26, 2015

Fishing Licenses Help Support Kentucky's Wildlife Resources

Credit Telluride Fly Fishers

It is the time of year anglers must make an investment in their future fishing. Current 2014-2015 fishing licenses expire this weekend. If you plan to fish on or after March 1, you’ll need a new fishing license.

A Kentucky resident annual fishing license sets you back $20. This isn’t as cheap as it was 20 years ago, but it is still a great bargain for all you receive in return.

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Education
4:15 pm
Thu February 26, 2015

Fleming County School District Under Financial Review

Credit FLALS

Several financial accounts remain under review in the Fleming County School District.

According to Finance Director Greg Conway, one account is currently being investigated by Kentucky State Police, while four are being reviewed by an outside auditor.

Conway said district officials have combed through every financial account and only five had discrepancies in the accounting.

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News
4:03 pm
Thu February 26, 2015

Frozen Snow Piles Cause Parking Issues

After several rounds of snowfall and extremely cold weather, parking places in the downtown area of Maysville and other areas of the city are at a premium.
Credit Terry Prather, The Ledger Independent

Piles of snow have caused a shortage of parking in residential and business districts of Maysville.

As road crews worked last week to keep roadways clear, the result has been large piles of snow that have frozen over during below zero temperatures.  Snow that was shoveled off sidewalks by property owners, in an attempt to keep sidewalks clear added to the growing problem.

Maysville City Manager Ray Young said Wednesday snow piles in subdivisions and on downtown streets that were frozen solid are beginning to melt with warmer temperatures.

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MSU Sports
10:01 pm
Wed February 25, 2015

Women's Hoops Falls Short at Tennessee State

Senior guard Almesha Jones
Credit MSU Athletics

The Tennessee State women's basketball team denied Morehead State a game-winning shot opportunity with one second left and held on to defeat the Eagles 75-74 Wednesday night at the Gentry Center.

TSU, which is in third place in the Ohio Valley Conference, swept the season series from the Eagles and improved to 14-12 overall and 11-4 in the league. Morehead State, which entered the night in sixth place, slipped to 12-16 overall and 8-7 in the conference.

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Health Matters
1:57 pm
Wed February 25, 2015

10 Million Americans Show

We salute the 10 million Americans signed up for the ACA with this show.  We discuss Medicare at age 50, a new side effect of fecal transplants, and the shameful profiteering of Gilead, the manufacturer of Solvaldi for hepatitis C.

Tip:  The most important way to save on your healthcare costs is to not get sick in the first place.  Stay healthy, but also ask questions about your medical bill.

Links:

"Medicare Moving Forward”, from the New England Journal of Medicine

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WMKY Feature Reports
11:37 am
Tue February 24, 2015

Feature: ACTC Costumes Lost

Only debris remains earlier this month of the house that stored ACTC's theater program costumes, props and furniture. The house and all its contents were destroyed because of mold and asbestos contamination.
Credit Mike James, The Independent

Ashland Community and Technical College lost more than a building to asbestos this past month. MSPR's Jordan Simonson has more...

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Business
5:19 pm
Mon February 23, 2015

Greenup County Energy Plant Approved, 100 Jobs Created

Credit WSAZ

The Kentucky State Board on Electric Generation and Transmission Siting has granted a construction certificate for an electric generating plant and associated electric transmission line at a planned coke plant in northern Greenup County.

SunCoke Energy South Shore LLC, of Lisle, Illinois, intends to construct a 90-megawatt (MW) plant in conjunction with a coke plant to be built on about 250 acres along the Ohio River 2 miles northeast of the city of South Shore. The site is currently in agricultural use, but is near other industrial facilities.

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Transportation
3:02 pm
Mon February 23, 2015

Public Meeting for KY 7 Road Project in Elliott and Morgan Counties Postponed

A second public meeting for a KY 7 improvement project in Elliott and Morgan counties that was scheduled for this week has been postponed due to weather concerns. The meeting is being rescheduled, and will be announced at a later date.

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet project will reconstruct 10 miles of KY 7 from the southern city limits of Sandy Hook to the KY 711 intersection at Wrigley in Morgan County.

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Transportation
2:58 pm
Mon February 23, 2015

Road Improvements Planned Between Morehead and Vanceburg

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet wants to know how best to improve your drive between Vanceburg and Morehead.

And, to answer that question, engineers are now gathering information about the KY 59-KY 344-KY 377 state highway corridor that links the AA Highway (KY 9) at Vanceburg in Lewis County to Big Perry Road (KY 799) at Triplett in northern Rowan County.

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The Reader’s Notebook
9:46 am
Mon February 23, 2015

Reader’s Notebook Archives: Week of Feb. 23, 2015

Reader’s Notebook Archives: Week of Feb. 23, 2015

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Transportation
7:14 pm
Sat February 21, 2015

Ohio River Ice Makes Navigation Difficult

Large patches of ice float along the Ohio River near Maysville Friday.
Credit Terry Prather, The Ledger Independent

Ice flows and growing slabs of frozen river have made navigation of the Ohio River tricky, especially for the Augusta ferry, the only crossing option between bridges at Maysville and Cincinnati.

“I would be doing better if we didn't have all this ice,” said ferry Capt. Herb Lathem. “It is pretty nasty out here.”

As the ice thickens and cargo barges pass by, more of the ice is also closing in around the ferry landings on both sides of the river, making it difficult for the ferry to make the turn each time it lands, he said.

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MSU Sports
4:05 pm
Sat February 21, 2015

Eastern Kentucky WBB Earns Season Series Split

Freshman forward Brooke Todd
Credit MSU Athletics

The Eastern Kentucky women's basketball team put together a 20-6 second-half run in less than 10 minutes and held on for a 70-64 Ohio Valley Conference victory over Morehead State on Saturday afternoon at McBrayer Arena.

The Colonels, who snapped a five-game skid, improved to 9-14 overall, 4-9 in league play and 3-6 at home. The Eagles, who dropped their third straight, slipped to 11-15 overall, 7-6 in conference action and 5-9 on the road. The teams also split the season series.

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News
3:43 pm
Fri February 20, 2015

Winter Storm Warning Through 7pm Saturday

Credit WYFF

The National Weather Service in Jackson (KY) has issued a winter storm warning in effect from 7:00pm Friday through 7:00pm Saturday. 

Another winter storm system will move into eastern Kentucky Friday evening and continue through Saturday.

The overnight low on Friday will be 16 degrees and a high on Saturday of 36 degrees. Saturday night's low will be 31 degrees and Sunday's high expected near 38 degrees. Chance of precipitation Friday night is 90 percent, 100 percent on Saturday, 80 percent Saturday night and 40 percent on Sunday.

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Economic
2:59 pm
Fri February 20, 2015

SOAR Receives $200,000 ARC Grant

Credit WKYT

Shaping Our Appalachian Region Inc. (SOAR) received approval of a $200,000 grant from the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) to help pay for the nonprofit organization’s startup costs as it works toward innovation, economic diversification and job creation across eastern Kentucky.

It is the first of four installments of an ARC grant announced last year totaling $750,000 to be distributed over four years.

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Arts/Culture
2:52 pm
Fri February 20, 2015

Bob James on Sunday Night Jazz Showcase

Bob James
Credit Gallery Hip

Sunday Night Jazz Showcase

Program #59 (February 22 at 8:00pm)

Bob James’ recordings have practically defined pop/jazz and crossover during the past few decades. Influenced by pop and movie music, James has often featured R&B-ish soloists (most notably Grover Washington, Jr.) who add a jazz touch to what is essentially an instrumental pop set.

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Business
10:53 am
Fri February 20, 2015

Kentucky's Small Businesses Offered Assistance Following Winter Storm

Credit Westport News

With much of the Commonwealth crippled by continuing severe winter weather, Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes is reaching out to small businesses across the Commonwealth with a Winter Storm Business Services Hotline and online services.

“While roads across the state are being cleared, businesses can still connect with us online to get their filings done or via our Winter Storm Business Hotline with any questions regarding their business transactions,” said Grimes.

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Crime/Police
10:40 am
Fri February 20, 2015

Housing Protections Proposed for Kentucky's Domestic Violence Survivors

State Rep. Joni Jenkins is urging lawmakers to pass a bill to enable victims of domestic violence, stalking or assault to break their rental lease.
Credit LRC Public Information

A bill introduced in the state Legislature would give survivors of domestic violence, stalking or sexual assault the ability to get out of a home or apartment lease.

Filed by state Rep. Joni Jenkins, D-Shively, House Bill 405 says that in order to break a lease, the person has to be under a court's protective order. Jenkins called it "another tool in the toolbox of keeping women safe."

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Crime/Police
10:35 am
Fri February 20, 2015

Webb Files Bill to Reform Kentucky's Death Penalty

: A Kentucky state senator says a moratorium on Kentucky's death penalty is needed until problems are fixed.
Credit Greg Stotelmyer

On the same day Pennsylvania's governor placed a moratorium on the death penalty in the Keystone state, a Kentucky lawmaker filed a bill to make what she says would be moderate reforms to Kentucky's laws.

State Sen. Robin Webb maintains there are so many problems with Kentucky's death penalty that Gov. Steve Beshear should do what Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf did last Friday – suspend the death penalty.

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Arts/Culture
10:30 am
Fri February 20, 2015

Silver Point Home Ready For Visitors

Standing along Colonial Row, on Main Street in Ripley is Silver Point, a three-story Georgian style brick house built in 1841 by Samuel Hemphill.
Credit The Ledger Independent

Visitors to Ripley (Ohio), can view a variety of homes dating to the arrival of the first settlers to the region.

Most are private homes with a few tourism attractions, like John Rankin House, which is linked to the Underground Railroad history of the region.

Standing along Colonial Row, on Main Street in Ripley is Silver Point, a three-story Georgian style brick house built in 1841 by Samuel Hemphill.

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Environment
5:49 pm
Thu February 19, 2015

Maysville Utilities Tests Ohio River Following WV Derailment

Greg England, chief operator with the Maysville Utility Commission examines the clarity of water from the Ohio River Thursday in his office. The CMS5000 Monitoring System shown behind England alerts water treatment plant operators of contaminants in the Ohio River as it enters the plants intake system.
Credit Terry Prather, The Ledger Independent

Local residents can rest easier knowing drinking water being treated by the Maysville Utility Commission hasn't been contaminated related to a train derailment in West Virginia on Monday (Feb. 16).

The derailment of the CSX train occurred in Mount Carbon, W.Va.  The train was carrying more than 100 tankers of crude oil when it derailed.  At least one tanker went into the Kanawha River; 14 others caught fire which sparked a fire at a nearby house.

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Business
5:40 pm
Thu February 19, 2015

Power Companies Meet Customer Demands During Cold Weather

Credit Daily Home Remo Tips

Electric power use by customers of Kentucky Utilities could reach record levels by the end of the week if frigid temperatures persist, that’s according to KU’s Media Relations Manager Cliff Feltham.

The bitterly cold weather is increasing demands on the utility’s system.

Feltham says KU & LG&E have been able to meet customer demands without any problems. So far, there have been few power outages and they’ve all been brief.  He says if bitterly cold temperatures linger through the week, KU customers could set new records for electric consumption.

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