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6:27 pm
Fri June 26, 2015

Jacky Terrasson

Jacky Terrasson
Credit KUVO

Sunday Night Jazz Showcase

Program #77 (June 28 at 8:00PM)

Originally hailed as one of the bright young lions on the straight-ahead jazz scene of the 1990’s, virtuoso pianist Jacky Terrasson developed into a sophisticated performer with eclectic stylistic taste.

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WMKY Feature Reports
12:39 pm
Fri June 26, 2015

Feature: MSU English Department

Credit MSU

The convenience of an online education has become a huge selling point for many universities, including Morehead State. Carly Sanders from the office of Communication and Marketing, tells us how the MSU English Department is helping to set the national standard in virtual learning.

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Education
12:31 pm
Fri June 26, 2015

Shaping Appalachia (6/26)

Host: Dr. Wayne D. Andrews, President, Morehead State University / Guests: Dr. Michael Henson, Dr. Edna Schack, Taylor Patrick / Topic:  Undergraduate Research Program and Celebration of Student Scholarship  

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Crime/Police
5:43 pm
Thu June 25, 2015

Kentucky Issues Business Scam Warning

Credit The Investigation Report

Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes, Kentucky’s chief business officer, is warning businesses about an official-looking “2015 Annual Minutes Form” they may receive from an entity called Division of Corporate Services. Division of Corporate Services is not registered, affiliated or associated with the Secretary of State’s office.

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WMKY Feature Reports
12:44 pm
Thu June 25, 2015

Feature: History on Wheels

There’s a new way to get your history lessons from the Kentucky Historical Society, and it’s pulling into a parking lot near you. MSPR’s Jordan Simonson has more. 

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Health Matters
10:47 am
Wed June 24, 2015

Kerry John show

US Secretary of State John Kerry fell in Switzerland and fractured his femur. At the time we go to press, he is recovering from surgery to pin his thigh bone back together. This show asks the important question, “Will Iraniain nuclear disarmament be curbed by Kerrianian femur dislegament?”  (We don’t even know what that means). We also discuss tattoos, tanning, apple watches, and pills with tiny sugar needles in them.

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Arts/Culture
11:26 pm
Tue June 23, 2015

Fleming County Kicks-Off Summer Fair Season

Germantown native Andrew Kirk, rides the merry-go-round at a past Germantown Fair.
Credit Cody Evans, The Ledger Independent

Area fairs are gearing up for another summer of exhibitions, entertainment and bragging rights, beginning with the Fleming County Fair running June 25-28.

The fair takes place mainly at the Double S Entertainment venue on Foster Street in Flemingsburg, but also has events at the Fleming County High School Agriculture building.

Competitions start 9 a.m., Thursday, with the market swine show at the FCHSA building; registration and declaring weights for the show begin at 7:30 a.m.

The floral hall, at Double S, will be accepting entries noon to 3:30 p.m., Thursday.

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Government/Politics
10:59 pm
Tue June 23, 2015

Kentucky Public Retirees to Host Gubernatorial Candidates

Credit NKY Tribune

Kentucky Public Retirees (KPR) will hold their annual conference Thursday and Friday, June 25-26 at the Clarion Hotel on Newtown Pike in Lexington.  The non-profit organization represents nearly 100,000 state and local government and state police retirees.

Registration begins at 9 a.m. Thursday and the conference begins at 10 a.m. 

Representative and democratic candidate for Lt. Governor Sannie Overly will address the group on Friday at 9:30 a.m.  Likewise, republican candidate for Governor Matt Bevin will speak at 11:30 a.m. 

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MSU Sports
10:47 pm
Tue June 23, 2015

Seven Football Eagles Named Preseason All-Americans

Senior Justin Cornwall was named a USA College Football First-Team All-American.
Credit MSU Athletics

Seven members of the Morehead State football program have been named Preseason All-Americans by USA College Football. Senior slot receiver Justin Cornwall was named to the first team as a return specialist, while six others earned honorable mention status.

Cornwall, along with junior quarterback Austin Gahafer, senior offensive lineman Alex Hey, junior slot receiver Jake Raymond, senior defensive lineman Ronald Cooper, senior defensive back Justin Grier and senior linebacker Luke Keller, were named on the organization's lists.

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Transportation
11:25 am
Mon June 22, 2015

Summer Road Projects to Impact Several Counties in the Region

Credit KTUL

Motorists should watch for lane changes, flaggers and other highway construction traffic impacts this week, the week of June 22, in northeast Kentucky.

In Ashland, contractors have temporarily closed all traffic access to the KY 716 (Summit) intersection at US 60 for concrete pavement construction from the Kentucky State Police post to Speedway. No turns into KY 716 or out of KY 716 are being permitted.

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Health
9:31 am
Mon June 22, 2015

Consider Proper Eye Protection When Planning Outdoor Activities

Credit Amazon

Every angler has at one time or another forgotten something in their rush to leave for a fishing trip.

It’s disheartening when that something is sunglasses. Squinting and shielding your eyes for hours takes some of the fun out of the experience.

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Transportation
2:34 pm
Sat June 20, 2015

Public Forum Planned to Discuss Morehead to Vanceburg Road Projects

Credit Kentucky Department of Transportation

Those who travel between Vanceburg and Morehead are invited to attend a public meeting to discuss the future of several roadways in the area.

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet spokesperson Allen Blair said a meeting will be held July 7 from 5-7 p.m. at Lewis County High School gymnasium. During the meeting, the public will be invited to share safety concerns, ask questions and suggest improvements or changes to the roadways.

The highways involved include Kentucky 59, Kentucky 377, and Kentucky 344, from Kentucky 9 in Lewis County to Kentucky 799 in Rowan County.

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Arts/Culture
5:38 pm
Fri June 19, 2015

Maysville to Expand Properties on National Register of Historic Places

Credit The Ledger Independent

Maysville is one of nine communities to receive a Certified Local Government grant from the Kentucky Heritage Council/State Historic Preservation Office.

The grant funds total approximately $14,500 and will be used for the expansion of the boundaries of Maysville's downtown National Register of Historic Places and will include 110 additional properties.

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Arts/Culture
5:32 pm
Fri June 19, 2015

Helen Merrill

Helen Merrill
Credit Cult Montreal

Sunday Night Jazz Showcase

Program #76 (June 21 at 8:00PM)

A fine singer with a warm, expressive voice, Helen Merrill's infrequent recordings tend to be quite special with plenty of surprises and chance-taking. Merrill started singing in public in 1944 and was with the Reggie Childs Orchestra during 1946-1947.

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Education
5:21 pm
Fri June 19, 2015

Study Shows Two-Thirds of Students Are College-Ready

Credit Education News

Kentucky high school graduates who are not considered college or career ready by the State Department of Education struggle during their first year of college.

That’s among the findings of a study conducted by the Kentucky Center for Education and Workforce Statistics.

The director of the center is Dr. Kate Akers and she’s hardly surprised by those results.

Akers says the size of the disparity between grade point average and credit hours earned among students deemed “not ready” and those who are. 

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Education
5:07 pm
Fri June 19, 2015

Bill Redwine Resigns From Rowan County School Board

Bill Redwine
Credit The Morehead News

A member of the Rowan County school board for the past quarter century is resigning from the panel at the end of this month (June 30).

Bill Redwine says new duties he’s assuming as president of the National Association of College Auxiliary Services and major construction projects at Morehead State University next year will demand more of his time. Redwine is an assistant vice-president at MSU.

Redwine says he’s proud of his service with the Rowan schools and it’s been a time of incredible progress.

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Education
11:43 am
Fri June 19, 2015

Elliott, Mason, Montgomery, Owsley and Wolfe Counties Receive Non-Traditional Instruction Waivers

Credit M Live

Elliott, Mason, Montgomery, Owsley and Wolfe counties are among several Kentucky counties approved to use nontraditional classroom instruction to help offset missed school days due to bad weather.

Mason County is one of 44 Kentucky School Districts the Kentucky Department of Education has approved waivers allowing districts to use virtual or other non-traditional means of instruction when school is cancelled because of weather or another emergency.

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MSU Sports
9:09 pm
Thu June 18, 2015

Hogge Wins the Kentucky State Amateur

Credit MSU Athletics

Morehead State senior-to-be Logan Hogge registered a 68-70-74--212 at the Big Spring Country Club on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday to win the Kentucky State Amateur.

The field included 73 individuals, and Hogge was one of seven golfers to finish under par (216).

Hogge led from beginning to end in the event, which was sponsored by Clark's Pump-N-Shop and Marathon. The top five included a University of Kentucky golfer and former Kentucky Golf Association Player of the Year. Several Division I players were included in this year's field.

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Business
6:12 pm
Thu June 18, 2015

Iron Workers Official Claims Kentucky's Certification Process Needs Improvement

Credit Iron Village Welders

A union official has told Kentucky lawmakers a former construction company that worked on public projects all over the Commonwealth used employees with falsified welding certificates.

Bill Woodward is president of the Iron Workers Southern Ohio and Vicinity District, which represents members in Kentucky, Ohio, Indiana and West Virginia.

Woodward claims one of the projects done by Lamar Construction of Michigan had disastrous consequences for McCracken County High School.

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Government/Politics
5:48 pm
Thu June 18, 2015

Rowan County Approves New Budget

Credit Dauphin County

Rowan County Fiscal Court has approved a new budget for 2016. The budget calls for a spending plan of just over nine million dollars.

Rowan County Judge Executive Walter Blevins says the county begins the new fiscal year in better financial shape than anticipated.

“We got about a five hundred and ninety thousand dollar check that we weren’t expecting. Well, we were expecting some but this is pretty high and it’s from the payroll tax. So, it’s an additional five hundred and ninety thousand dollars that we didn’t know we were ‘gonna have this year.” –Walter Blevins

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Environment
11:57 am
Thu June 18, 2015

Kentucky River Locks and Dams Makes Exploring Fun

Boats locking through the Kentucky River in Lock 2 near Lockport.
Credit Northern Kentucky Tribune

Kentucky River locks and dams Nos. 1 through 4 opened to boaters on May 22 for the first time since major renovation work began in 2007.

Now 82 miles of the Kentucky River are navigable from Frankfort to its mouth at the Ohio River.

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Environment
11:25 am
Thu June 18, 2015

Helping Pets Beat The Heat

John Truesdell stops to pet his dog, Juno, after a walk on Main Street in Maysville.
Credit Cody Evans, The Ledger Independent

As summer solstice approaches bringing the official start of summer, the temperatures are also beginning to rise daily.

As the temperatures head upward, pets are put at an increased risk for heat-related injuries.

“Lots of animals just can't tolerate the heat,” Town and Country veterinarian Dr. Brian Biddle said. “Especially dogs that have a hard time breathing like pugs or bulldogs.”

According to Biddle, animals can become overheated very quickly without their owners immediately realizing.

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Government/Politics
11:14 am
Thu June 18, 2015

Rowan County Fiscal Court Selects Jail Location

Rowan County Judicial Center
Credit Kentucky Court Report

The Rowan County Fiscal Court has selected a location for a new regional jail. Rowan County Judge Executive Walter Blevins says the site is ideal for their needs.

“It’s the old tobacco warehouse, the one on (U.S.) 60 and it’s the one closest to town so it’s next to Caudill Seed. It’s about a six acre site. We think it’s the best location we could find. We’ve looked all over and we’ve looked at about thirty-some different locations and we’ve looked at those versus this one and we think we’ve got the best site.” –Walter Blevins

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Area News
3:58 pm
Wed June 17, 2015

Feature: Statue Dedication for Local Medal of Honor Recipient

Credit Ashley Chapman (Morehead News)

65 years after a frost-bitten battle during the Korean War, a Morgan County native will have a statue erected in his honor. MSPR's Jordan Simonson has more...

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Health Matters
9:55 am
Wed June 17, 2015

Hooray for Communist China Show

They have done it! Beijing, with 50% smoking rates, in a country with one third of the world’s smokers (a country that has a state-run monopoly manufacturing cigarettes) has passed an indoor smoking ban. Kentucky has not. Oddly enough, Health Matters has an opinion on this, as well as some of the top medical advancements in the past 20 years and the epidemic of narcotic overdoses that claimed over 140,000 lives in the past 20 years.

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Education
9:39 am
Wed June 17, 2015

Kentucky Veterans Expo slated for June 26

The 2015 Kentucky Veterans Expo will be held at Boyd County High School (I-64, exit 185), on Friday June 26th from 11a.m. until 3 p.m.

Current and former members of the military, and their families, can enjoy free food, live music, prizes and meet with representatives from federal, state and local agencies.  The Expo offers access to many veteran and community resources, education and training information, employment opportunities, medical screenings, and veterans’ benefits.

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Arts/Culture
11:55 am
Tue June 16, 2015

‘STITCH’ open through Aug. 26

Laura Gaskin, Fairview, North Carolina (Gemini, 2013)

The main gallery of Morehead State University's Claypool-Young Art Building will present “STITCH: A Regional Contemporary Art Textile Exhibition" through Aug. 26. The exhibition will feature two and three dimensional textile artworks, involving a wide range of media and techniques such as sculpture, quilting, digital imagery, felting, embroidery and embellishments, painting and bookmaking.

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Health
5:39 pm
Mon June 15, 2015

Kentucky Law Designed to Improve Child Passenger Safety

Credit Auto Guide

Governor Steve Beshear joined local officials, child-safety advocates and medical staff at the University of Kentucky today (June 15) to ceremonially sign long-awaited legislation to improve child passenger safety in motor vehicles.

House Bill 315 brings Kentucky’s booster seat law in line with 31 other states, including all seven of our neighboring states.

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Drugs/Alcohol
5:20 pm
Mon June 15, 2015

Gov. Beshear Announces Funding Plan to Curb Heroin Use

Credit Orchid Recovery Center

Governor Steve Beshear  took another step to build upon the success of the 2015 landmark anti-heroin legislation he signed by announcing the funding of eight programs aimed at fighting and treating heroin use and substance abuse in Kentucky.

The $10 million in funding is part of Senate Bill 192, bipartisan legislation passed in this year’s legislative session aimed at curbing the rise in heroin use and opioid addiction.

The programs funded by the measure range from assistance to addicted mothers of newborns to treatment programs in jails and prisons.

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Arts/Culture
11:53 am
Mon June 15, 2015

WMKY Celebrates 50 Years

On this date, June 15, 1965, WMKY was established as east Kentucky's first radio station.

In that first year, WMKY operated on a four hour broadcast schedule as a 10 watt radio station from a classroom inside the Combs Building at Morehead State University. By 1970, WMKY increased to a twelve hour schedule and in 1999, went to a twenty-four hour broadcast day.

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