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MSU Sports
3:00 pm
Mon September 29, 2014

Baseball Set to Host Alumni Weekend

Credit MSU Athletics

The Morehead State baseball program is holding an alumni weekend in conjunction with MSU's Homecoming Week. The events will take place Saturday and Sunday.

One of the highlights of the weekend will be recognition of the 1983 Ohio Valley Conference Championship team at the MSU football game versus Campbell, which kicks off at 1 p.m. That team, coached by the late Steve Hamilton, won the OVC North Division Title, overall OVC Title and advanced to an NCAA Regional in Ann Arbor, Mich., where the Eagles won two games.

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Government/Politics
12:37 pm
Mon September 29, 2014

Governor Says No Casino Vote

Governor Beshear says it’s unlikely the Kentucky legislature will consider a bill authorizing casino gambling in the Commonwealth during its 2015 session. During an interview on Insight Cable’s Pure Politics, the Democrat says there doesn’t seem to be a consensus on any particular plan…

Still, Beshear says he’d welcome a gambling bill that would generate additional revenue for Kentucky. He says the money Kentuckians now spend on gambling is supporting schools and new roads in Ohio and West Virginia.

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MSU Sports
12:18 pm
Mon September 29, 2014

Soccer Eagles Notch Win Over APSU

Junior defender Kimberly Golden
Credit MSU Athletics

The Morehead State soccer team played 10 on 11 for nearly 50 minutes, but still managed to notch a 2-1 victory over Ohio Valley Conference opponent Austin Peay on Sunday afternoon (Sept. 28) at Jayne Stadium.

The Eagles improve to 6-2-4 overall, 1-0-1 in conference action and 4-0-0 at home, while the Governors slip to 2-8-0 overall, 1-1-0 in league play and 0-3-0 on the road.

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Agriculture
10:18 am
Mon September 29, 2014

Browning Orchard Festival Recap

Morehead State University held its fourth annual Browning Orchard Festival Sunday, Sept. 28. 

Participants enjoyed an afternoon of hayrides, horse-back rides, food, family-friendly activities and musical entertainment by the Kentucky Center for Traditional Music. 

The orchard is located at (10955 Wallingford Road) Wallingford in Fleming County. 

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Arts/Culture
9:55 am
Mon September 29, 2014

Reader’s Notebook Archives: Week of Sept. 29th, 2014

Reader’s Notebook Archives: Week of Sept. 29th, 2014

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Arts/Culture
6:01 pm
Sun September 28, 2014

Kentucky State Parks to Offer Halloween Events in October

Credit Pocket Ranger

October is arriving, and that means the Kentucky State Parks will be getting out the pumpkins and goblin decorations as they prepare for one of the most popular times of the year – Halloween.

Many of the park system’s campgrounds will be having special activities for campers, including decorations, costumes, hayrides and games for the kids. Resort parks, recreation parks and historic sites will also have special events during October – a great time to be outside with family and friends.

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Environment
5:23 pm
Sun September 28, 2014

ColorFall Helps Public Track Leaf Changes

Credit Rye Library

Fall has arrived, and with it the 2014 edition of the ColorFall program touting peak foliage viewing areas and exciting autumn events around Kentucky. ColorFall is designed to aid public enjoyment and media coverage of autumn in the Bluegrass State.

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MSU Sports
4:50 pm
Sun September 28, 2014

MSU Rifle Team Ranked Top 20 in Preseason Poll

Junior Russell Smith
Credit MSU Athletics

The Morehead State rifle team is ranked in the top 20, according to the Collegiate Rifle Coaches Association preseason poll.

MSU is ranked 19th, one of five Ohio Valley Conference teams listed among the nation's best.

"As the new coach at Morehead State, I look forward to the coming season," Head Coach Alan Joseph said. "The competition will be keen, especially in the OVC. I am happy to be among the top-20 NCAA rifle teams. My team is dedicated to continued improvement in 2014-15."

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MSU Sports
4:46 pm
Sun September 28, 2014

Soccer Plays Belmont to 2-2 Tie in Nashville

Sophomore forward Angela Black
Credit MSU Athletics

Sophomore forward Angela Black recorded her fourth and fifth goals of the season on Friday night (Sept. 26), but the Morehead State soccer team settled for a 2-2 tie against Belmont at Rose Park.

The Eagles move to 5-2-4 overall and 2-2-4 on the road, while the Bruins are now 3-3-3 overall and 1-1-3 at home. It was the first Ohio Valley Conference match for both schools.

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MSU Sports
3:57 pm
Sun September 28, 2014

Morehead State Honors Rex Chaney at Retirement Dinner

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Morehead State held a retirement dinner Friday night (Sept. 26) for Dr. Rex Chaney, who has been associated with the university since 1953. Chaney, who previously coached the Eagles in men's basketball and baseball, spent the past 38 years as the head men's golf coach at MSU.

Chaney was tabbed as the Ohio Valley Conference Men's Golf Coach of the Year after Morehead State captured league championships in 1977, 1981, 1993 and 1999. He also directed the Eagles to six other top-three finishes at the annual league tournament.

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Transportation
3:46 pm
Sun September 28, 2014

Mountain Parkway Expansion to Utilize Cost-Reducing Engineering Strategies

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The Mountain Parkway Expansion – a 46-mile transportation improvement project that will create a wider, safer connection between eastern Kentucky and the rest of the Commonwealth – will have a significantly lower price tag when construction begins later this year.

Governor Steve Beshear has unveiled the first of a series of innovative engineering improvements, changes that will reduce the cost of the project by at least $40 million and provide a more direct route for motorists and commercial vehicles.

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Arts/Culture
11:12 pm
Sat September 27, 2014

Nothin’ But The Blues Top 20 (September 2014)

Credit Guitar Planet

Kenny Wayne Shepherd – Goin’ Home (Concord)

John Mayall – A Special Life (Forty Below)

Gregg Allman – All My Friends (Rounder)

Mannish Boys – Wrapped Up And Ready (Delta Groove)

Lucky Peterson – Son Of A Bluesman (Jazzbook)

Robert Cray Band – In My Soul (Provogue)

Keb Mo – Bluesamericana (Kind Of Blue)

Andy T. & Nick Nixon Band – Livin’ It Up (Delta Groove)

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Education
3:35 pm
Fri September 26, 2014

Shaping Appalachia (9/26)

Shaping Appalachia is a public affairs radio program discussing current issues facing eastern Kentucky and the Appalachian region.

Host: Dr. Wayne D. Andrews, Morehead State University president

Moderator: Jason Blanton

Guests: Brian Hutchinson, Jamie Gordon, Sean Woods

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Education
3:29 pm
Fri September 26, 2014

MSU Homecoming Celebration Set for Oct. 2-4

Morehead State University alumni and friends are invited to campus for the annual Homecoming celebration, Oct. 2-4.

The annual homecoming parade will be held on Main Street at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 2.

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Arts/Culture
3:11 pm
Fri September 26, 2014

Kentucky Arts Council Offers Grants to Appalachian Counties

Credit Express Yourself Studios

The Kentucky Arts Council is making funding available to counties in the Appalachian region for arts projects and activities through its competitive Arts Access Assistance grant, a unique funding opportunity that targets underserved populations in the Commonwealth where the arts are not the primary emphasis.

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Arts/Culture
2:00 pm
Fri September 26, 2014

Sadao Watanabe on Sunday Night Jazz Showcase

Sadao Watanabe
Credit Cafe Japan

Sunday Night Jazz Showcase

Program 38 (September 28 at 11pm)

Sadao Watanabe alternates excellent bebop dates with pop albums. Watanabe learned clarinet and alto in high school, and in the 1950s he moved to Tokyo, joining Toshiko Akiyoshi's bop-oriented group in 1953. When the pianist moved to the U.S. in 1956, Watanabe took over the band.

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Employment
11:15 am
Fri September 26, 2014

Jobless Rates Fall Throughout Kentucky

Credit Grocery Trader

For the first time on record, unemployment rates fell in all 120 Kentucky counties between August 2013 and August 2014, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training, an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.  

“The underlying message is that we have left the recession behind. That doesn’t mean unemployment rates will decrease each month in all 120 counties,” cautioned Manoj Shanker, economist at the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training.

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MSU Sports
11:06 am
Fri September 26, 2014

Eagle Football to Support Coach to Cure MD on Oct. 4

Head Football Coach Rob Tenyer
Credit MSU Athletics

Morehead State's football coaches will participate in Coach to Cure MD when the Eagles host Pioneer Football League opponent Campbell on Saturday, Oct. 4, at 1 p.m.

Coach to Cure MD is a national game-day charity project, which is supported by the American Football Coaches Association. The program raises awareness and money to fund research for the most common fatal childhood genetic disorder, Duchenne ("doo-shin") muscular dystrophy.

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Economic
11:36 pm
Thu September 25, 2014

SOAR Working Groups Suggest Recommendations

Ten working groups organized under the Shaping Our Appalachian Region (SOAR) initiative presented their top findings today at Natural Bridge.

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Education
11:19 pm
Thu September 25, 2014

Toyota Motor Manufacturing Awards Grant for Environmental Scholarships

Toyota Motor Manufacturing Kentucky, Georgetown
Credit TMMK

Toyota Motor Manufacturing of Kentucky has awarded a grant of nearly $10,000 to the Kentucky Environmental Education Council (KEEC) for the 2014-15 Professional Environmental Educator Certification course.

The Toyota grant will provide scholarships to educators who will reach a diverse group of Kentuckians underserved by current environmental education efforts.

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Economic
10:58 pm
Thu September 25, 2014

Gov. Beshear Requests Federal Disaster Declaration for Recent Flooding

Credit USA Today

Governor Steve Beshear has asked President Obama to issue a major disaster declaration and provide emergency assistance to eastern Kentucky communities recovering from recent flooding.

Strong storms from August 19-23 caused heavy rain and flash flooding, which washed out roads and forced people from their homes throughout the eastern part of the state. Communities in Floyd, Knott, Johnson and Pike counties were the hardest-hit.

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Crime/Police
10:45 pm
Thu September 25, 2014

Schools Advised on Fake Invoice Scam

Credit Oregon Coast Daily News

Attorney General Jack Conway, the Kentucky Department of Education, and the Better Business Bureau (BBB) are joining together to warn Kentucky school districts to be vigilant of a scam targeting schools throughout the country.

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WMKY Feature Reports
10:04 am
Thu September 25, 2014

Feature: MCTC Student Veteran Center

Maysville Community and Technical College will soon be adding a new facility to serve those who have served their country. MSPR's Sam Steiert reports...

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Employment
3:08 pm
Wed September 24, 2014

KY Workers Comp Costs Decline

Kentucky’s insurance commissioner says workers compensation costs in the Commonwealth have declined for the 9th consecutive year. In fact, Sharon Clark says only eight other states have a lower rate for workers comp than Kentucky…

Clark says controlling workers compensation costs is a tremendous incentive for a company to locate in Kentucky.

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Employment
3:03 pm
Wed September 24, 2014

Governor Beshear on 'Right to Work'

Governor Beshear says it’s apparent that “right to work” states don’t have the drop on Kentucky when it comes to attracting foreign investment. Tennessee, which is a “right to work” state, competed with Kentucky to lure Kowa Incorporated to the U.S.

The Japanese firm that makes a surface treatment for automotive suppliers announced this week it would locate its first plant in Corbin, Kentucky.

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Health Matters
2:36 pm
Wed September 24, 2014

The 9.5th Annual Fall Fall Spectacular

This annual campaign for autumnal perpendicularity, sponsored by “Shoes with Tread”, brings you the latest research in foot gear, exercise programs, technology, and environment and behavior modification designed to keep us upright and in our homes this fall. Try not to be intimidated by the glitz and glamour, and focus on the content.

Tip: There is a consensus that shoes are better than sock feet, that low heels are better than high heels, and that firmer soles with tread provide the best option for people at risk for falling.

Links:

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Employment
2:28 pm
Wed September 24, 2014

Maysville Regional Job Fair To Be Held October 3rd

Organizers of the Maysville Regional Job Fair are expecting a big crowd for the October 3rd event at Mason County High School. It’s sponsored by the Kentucky Career Center and the Tenco Workforce Development Board and takes place between 1 and 6 p.m.

Jeremy Faulkner coordinates business services for the KCC. He thinks the turnout will be larger than other job fairs because all the companies participating are planning to hire employees…

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WMKY Feature Reports
10:25 am
Wed September 24, 2014

Video Feature: Sociology, Social Work & Criminology @ MSU

The Department of Sociology, Social Work and Criminology is a rapidly growing field at Morehead State University.

Education
10:08 am
Wed September 24, 2014

MSU Named Military-Friendly School for Sixth Straight Year

Morehead State University has for the sixth straight year been named a “Military Friendly School” by Victory Media, the premier media entity for military personnel transitioning into civilian life. This places MSU once again in the top 15 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools nationwide that are doing the most to embrace America’s veterans as students.

The common bond of these institutions is their shared priority of recruiting and retaining students with military experience.

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Arts/Culture
9:30 pm
Mon September 22, 2014

Kentucky Historical Society Receives Grant to Inventory Collections

Credit Kentucky House Republicans

The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) has awarded $149,060 to the Kentucky Historical Society.

KHS will use the grant funds to help fund a complete inventory of the museum collections, which numbers an estimated 100,000 to 150,000 individual pieces, and help make information about and images of those items accessible online. The inventory is expected to take three to four years to complete.

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