One more trophy will be added to the Morehead State athletic department case.
The second-seeded MSU baseball team finished off a perfect run through the 2015 Ohio Valley Conference Tournament on Saturday evening with a 16-3 victory over top-seeded Southeast Missouri at The Ballpark at Jackson.
Known to fans as "Captain Fingers" for his uncommon dexterity on the guitar, Lee Ritenour is a noted jazz artist and session musician who has been one of the leaders in his field since the early '70s.
Born in Los Angeles, California on January 11, 1952, Ritenour took up the guitar when he was eight years old, and decided to make music his career when he was 12. Ritenour's parents were supportive of his ambitions, and arranged for him to study with some of the best guitar teachers in Southern California.
Sections of Cave Run Lake flourished with underwater forests when the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers dammed the Licking River to create the lake, which became operational in 1974.
The submerged branches formed canopies where predator and prey fish could thrive. Much has changed beneath the surface in the ensuing 41 years.
“Cave Run Lake still has a lot of timber standing in some areas, but they’ve basically become telephone poles,” notes Northeastern District fisheries biologist Tom Timmermann. “It’s not what it was when it was impounded decades ago.”
An embankment fix on KY 1722 at the Rowan-Fleming county line will start this month, requiring a three-month highway closure and detour.
On Tuesday, May 26, contractors expect to start reconstruction of KY 1722 at the 9 mile marker where a slip has undermined surface pavement. Repairs will include full excavation of the roadway, stabilization of the embankment, installation of new drainage measures and other work – all of which will require temporary closure of the highway.
Crews constructing the final cap on Maxey Flats began clearing the area recently in order to begin construction on the cap itself.
According to Jeff Webb, with the Kentucky Environmental Cabinet, The Walker Company has been clearing buffer zones in order to gain access to materials, such as dirt and rocks, that will be needed to complete the work on the final cap, which will be a geo-synthetic liner.
The director of Morehead State University’s Space Science Center says Kentucky is poised to become an even bigger player in the aerospace industry.
Dr. Ben Malphrus says it is now the Commonwealth’s number one export at nearly eight-billion dollars. He says that puts Kentucky third in the whole country.
Malphrus says eastern Kentucky has built an educational pipeline to train people for careers in the field. He says so-called “nano-satellites” are becoming a key component of commerce and national defense.
Based on positive feedback from a recent public meeting, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet will carry forward its preliminary evaluation of a cross-country corridor for extending the Mountain Parkway from Salyersville to Prestonsburg.
More details will help KYTC better compare its two options for creating a four-lane, 14-mile extension of the Mountain Parkway: Widen along the existing corridor (KY 114) or build a new road along a cross-country corridor north of KY 114.
Morehead State junior Alex Morris claimed the gold medal Saturday for the women's 5,000-meter run to highlight the men's and women's track and field teams' efforts at the 2015 Ohio Valley Conference Championships at Austin Peay.
Morris motored around the track in 17:03.97 to edge second-place Vallery Korir from Murray State by two seconds. She is the fifth Morehead State women's athlete to win the OVC 5K in program history and the first since Karen Lutes in 2002. She also becomes the 12th individual OVC champion in program history.
The crowd was wall-to-wall in 45,600 square feet of Heritage Hall at the second annual Alltech Craft Brews & Food Fest in downtown Lexington on Saturday, May 16. The festival boasted over 180 beers, 51 breweries, six craft distillers, 10 food vendors, five musical acts, and of course, an enormous bourbon barrel for entrants to walk through.
It’s a huge day for the owner of The Dayton Beer Company – not only is he getting married at his new brewery today, but his “Batch 100” golden strong ale was also chosen from over 350 beers to win the Alltech Commonwealth Cup. The competition is the only professional beer competition in Kentucky and boasted 350 beers from 20 countries and five continents competing for the title.
The 2015 Ohio Valley Conference Baseball Tournament bracket is set. Morehead State has secured the second seed -- its best since 1994 -- and will open on Thursday (May 21) at 4 p.m. ET. All games will be played at The Ballpark at Jackson in Western Tennessee.
Southeast Missouri, which finished OVC play 22-8, is the No. 1 seed. No. 3 SIU Edwardsville, No. 4 Tennessee Tech, No. 5 Jacksonville State and No. 6 Belmont round out the field. The double-elimination event runs Wednesday through Saturday, with the "if necessary" round on Sunday.
Morehead State senior catcher Chris Robinson has been named a semifinalist for the Dick Howser Trophy, awarded to the top player in Division I baseball. The accolade is selected by members of the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association.
Morehead State University will have several buildings without power Friday, May 15, through as late as Monday, May 18, due to a planned power outage necessary to finalize replacement of the west campus electrical switchgear.
Buildings impacted and closed will include Howell McDowell (business office), Adron Doran University Center, Allie Young, Breckinridge, Button, Camden-Carroll Library, Claypool Young, Combs, Fields, Ginger, Lappin, Lloyd Cassity, Mignon Hall, Mignon Tower, Rader, Reed, Grote-Thompson, West Mignon and the President’s home.
Community leadership rolls aren’t just for the men anymore. A women’s leadership conference took place in Frankfort and offered advice for stepping up and taking charge in the community. MSPR’s Jordan Simonson has the story…
Mayo Clinic researchers have shown that 85% of the bar graphs used in top physiology journals in 2014 were used for the wrong purpose. If you have a discrete variable (“yes or no”), put it in a bar graph. If you have a continuous variable (test scores from 50-100) don’t divide them into quartiles, average the quartile, and put those averages in a bar graph. The show is also about techno trousers, double chins, and the new ACP guidelines on Pap smears.
Governor Steve Beshear has signed House Bill 340, which will make Kentucky more competitive in attracting film and television productions and help create jobs, generate tax revenue and promote tourism.
“House Bill 340 gives Kentucky a strong advantage when competing with other states for outside film projects,” said Gov. Beshear. “Increased film production in Kentucky means a boost to local economies and an opportunity to highlight the Bluegrass state on both big and small screens across the world.”
Morehead State sophomore third baseman Alex Stephens has been named the Ohio Valley Conference Baseball Player of the Week after his efforts in helping MSU claim a series sweep at Jacksonville State.
After missing a month with an injury, Stephens returned this past weekend. He made his return to third base in the eighth inning of Friday's 4-2 extra-inning victory and then singled in the 10th inning before scoring the eventual winning run. On Saturday, he was 3-for-5 with three RBI and two doubles. He added two more hits in Sunday's series winner.
Craig Mullins, who spent the past two football seasons as Morehead State's offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach, lost his battle with cancer on Monday morning. He was 45. The MSU athletic department sends its deepest condolences to his family and friends.
"We are deeply saddened by Craig's passing," Director of Athletics Brian Hutchinson said. "Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends. Craig was a terrific person, and we are grateful for the time he spent on Morehead State's football staff. He was liked and respected by everyone."
A new website allows motorists to take free practice driving tests. The website has already been launched and offers 10 practice motor vehicle tests, three commercial driver's license and six motorcycle tests.
The Fleming County Public Library is partnering with a new website that allows motorists to take free practice driving tests.
According to Young Adult Services Director Hillary Worrix, the website has already been launched and offers 10 practice motor vehicle tests, three commercial driver's license and six motorcycle tests. Three handbooks for each license test are also available online.
Returning after a sold out performance last year, master storyteller Bil Lepp will bring his folksy, family friendly humor to Morehead on Thursday, June 11, in a benefit dinner engagement for the St. Claire Foundation.
Proceeds from the dinner, to be held at 6 p.m. at Morehead State University’s Adron Doran University Center, will assist with the planning stages of a new medical office building for St. Claire Regional Medical Center. There will also be a silent auction.