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Sunday Night Jazz Showcase

Program #185 (September 24 at 8:00 p.m.)

California's Big Bad Voodoo Daddy are an old-school swing-and-jump blues outfit who first came to prominence in the 1990s as one of the main progenitors of the neo-swing revival. Along with similarly-inclined neo-swing acts like Squirrel Nut Zippers and the Cherry Poppin' Daddies, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy helped to revive big-band music and popularize swing dancing for the MTV generation and beyond.

Join WMKY and host Doug Chatham at 7 tonight (9/22) for a collection of bird songs, including “I Want a New Duck” by Weird Al Yankovic, “My Cousin Married a Chicken” by Trigger and Some Dudes Named Roy, and “Surfin' Bird” by The Trashmen.

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September 22, 2017 -- The six wives of King Henry VIII were a disparate group of women united only by their marriages to Bluff King Hal. There is a famous rhyme describing their various ends – ‘Divorced, Beheaded, Died, Divorced, Beheaded, Survived’.

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Beginning Oct. 1, WMKY will be accepting essays and commentary from the community.

The locally produced pieces will be aired on our afternoon show, Mountain Edition, and can cover a verity of topics. 

You can find the guidelines for submission, as well as the agreement, on our website, WMKY.org under the about MSPR tab.

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Muddy Bottom Blues

Program #122 (September 22 at 8:00 p.m. and September 23 at 3:00 p.m.)

This program features “An American Troubadour: Songs of Steve Forbert,” a 2017 release on Blue Rose Music. The album features twenty-one songs showcasing Steve Forbert’s five decade career and the impact he's had on other songwriters and musicians.

Blue Rose Music assists in the business and creative development of musicians and projects. A portion of all revenue is donated to The Blue Rose Foundation, providing pre-school scholarships to financially disadvantaged children.

Plano Prairie Garden

The Garden Club of Kentucky will dedicate two more Monarch butterfly waystations at the William Whitley House State Historic Site and Carter Caves State Resort Park in September.

The William Whitley House ceremony is Sept. 22 at 5 p.m. and the Carter Caves event is Sept. 27 at 2 p.m.

Members of the Garden Club of Kentucky have worked with state parks and other groups to design and install Monarch waystations.

Florida Sportsman

The Kentucky Fuel Corporation properties in eastern Kentucky are no longer open to public hunting.

Kentucky Fuel’s hunting access agreement with the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources is no longer active, returning the property to private status.

The change occurred after publication of the 2017-18 Kentucky Hunting and Trapping Guide.

Kentucky Fish and Wildlife has updated its online version of the guide to reflect this change. The guide is available at the department’s website at: http://fw.ky.gov

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Kentucky Department of Corrections Interim Commissioner Jim Erwin has announced that Malcolm Smith has been promoted to deputy warden at Little Sandy Correctional Complex (LSCC) in Sandy Hook.

"Malcolm Smith has demonstrated the skills necessary to be a valuable addition to the leadership team of Little Sandy,” said Erwin. “I am pleased to promote someone with such an excellent performance record and the experience needed to serve the department in this new role as deputy warden."

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September 21, 2017 -- Herbert George Wells, usually referred to as H. G. Wells, was an English writer. He was prolific in many genres, including the novel, history, politics, social commentary, and textbooks and rules for war games.

The concert begins at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 1st, 2017 at the Morehead Conference Center, 111 W. 1st Street, Morehead, KY.

Tickets are priced at $15 for adults, free for MSU students with an ID, children 17 and under are free.  Adult full Season Tickets are $30.

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September 20, 2017 -- Donald Hall is considered one of the major American poets of his generation. His poetry explores the longing for a more bucolic past and reflects the poet’s abiding reverence for nature. 

A documentary featuring the history of Morehead State University has its first public on-campus screening. WMKY's Jacob Lindberg reports...

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September 19, 2017 -- Charles Carroll, known as Charles Carroll of Carrollton or Charles Carroll III to distinguish him from his similarly named relatives, was a wealthy Maryland planter and an early advocate of independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain.

Morehead State University

For almost four decades, Morehead State University has welcomed students’ parents, grandparents, siblings, friends and neighbors to campus for a weekend of events and good times. This year marks the 38th Annual Family Weekend, scheduled for Sept. 22-24.

Adventures in Homeschooling

Step back in time as Big Bone Lick State Historic Site returns to days long past during the 35th annual Salt Festival the weekend of Oct. 13-15.

The festival features demonstrations of pioneer living, frontier skills, traditions, and lifeways. Browse the crafters corner to see the many handcrafted items for sale and find lots of good eats at the food court. 

Game & Fish

The Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Commission has unanimously recommended that the department increase prices for some resident Kentucky hunting and fishing licenses.

The Commission is the guiding body for the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources. It took the action during its September quarterly meeting. It will be the first resident license price increase in more than a decade, and the first increase of the senior and disabled sportsman’s licenses since their inceptions in 1999.

MSU Athletics

Morehead State soccer capitalized on two separate equalizer opportunities, but ultimately fell to Eastern Kentucky in overtime by a score of 3-2 on Sunday afternoon at Jayne Stadium.

With the Eagles' second straight overtime loss to an in-state conference opponent in as many matches, Morehead State drops to 1-7 on the season. The Colonels advance to 4-3-2.

hollywoodreporter.com

September 18, 2017 -- James Joseph Gandolfini Jr. was an American actor and producer. He was best known for his role as Tony Soprano, an Italian-American crime boss, in the HBO crime drama The Sopranos.

MSU Athletics

Junior wideout Jarin Higginbotham hauled in a pair of touchdown passes Saturday night, but host Austin Peay rolled up 477 rushing yards and defeated the Morehead State Eagles 69-13 at Fortera Stadium.

Doctor Marco

  • Frontier Town (Return to Dos Rios)
  • Daredevils of Hollywood (Slim Talbot)
  • Something to Talk About (Lucky 13)  

Poetry Foundation

September 15, 2017 -- Lyrical Ballads, with a Few Other Poems is a collection of poems by William Wordsworth and Samuel Taylor Coleridge, first published in 1798 and generally considered to have marked the beginning of the English Romantic movement in literature.  

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Sep 15, 2017
Speakin' The Blues

Muddy Bottom Blues

Program #121 (September 15 at 8:00 p.m. and September 16 at 2:00 p.m.)

The term "urban blues" is usually applied to post-World War II blues band music, but one of the forefathers of the genre in its pre-electric format was pianist Leroy Carr.

MSU Athletics

Taylor Davis is having a September almost too good to be true. He even has folks humming "Can't Take My Eyes Off You."

That's the title of the Frankie Valli song that is set to a video of Davis that was produced a couple of weeks ago by baseball's Class AAA Iowa Cubs.

Davis, a former Morehead State standout, is featured in a series of "stare downs" with the TV and web cameras present at Iowa games this season. In the first week after release, the video had been viewed about 5 million times on Facebook.

Then, on Sept. 5, Davis received a bigger thrill.

MSU Athletics

Morehead State placed among the top three of the 14-team field at the MSU Invitational on Tuesday in Murray, Ky. Four Eagles individually ranked in the top 11 overall, paving way for a third-place finish as a team. Morehead State shot seven-over at 284-290-285-859.

"There are lots of positives to take from this opening event," said head coach Matthew Martin. "Nine shots over three rounds is very manageable. We still need to eliminate our penalty shots and strokes above bogey."

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has approved $75,000 to temporarily support and stabilize the Dover Covered Bridge in Mason County.

In late July, a flash flood severely damaged the historic wooden bridge when thunderstorms dropped more than 7 inches of rain across the region. Lee Creek rose out of its banks and washed away two 12,000-pound steel support beams from under the bridge. Floodwater also shifted its truss off foundations and peeled away blacktop on the road at either end.

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Morehead natives living in southwest Florida are waiting to hear about the aftermath of Hurricane Irma on their home. Leeann Akers has the story...

Renewable Energy Long Island

The U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development has approved a grant to East Kentucky Power Cooperative (EKPC) to help fund the construction of a solar farm in Clark County.

USDA Rural Development announced a grant of $262,637 through its Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Loan and Grant program.

EKPC is constructing a 60-acre solar farm on its headquarters property adjacent to Interstate 64 between Lexington and Winchester. When completed later this year, the $18 million facility will feature 32,300 solar panels.

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September 14, 2017 -- Hannibal Hamlin Garland was an American novelist, poet, essayist, short story writer, Georgist, and psychical researcher. He is best known for his fiction involving hard-working Midwestern farmers.

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September 13, 2017 -- Roald Dahl was a British novelist, short story writer, poet, screenwriter, and fighter pilot. His books have sold more than 250 million copies worldwide. 

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