The main gallery of Morehead State University's Claypool-Young Art Building will present "Stepping Into The Future: 2014 Annual MSU Senior Juried Art Exhibition,” April 23 through May 7.
The annual show is an opportunity for MSU Department of Art and Design students to exhibit as emerging artists in a professional setting. The exhibition opens with a reception featuring live music by MSU students and complimentary refreshments on Wednesday, April 23, from 5-7 p.m., where awards including Best in Show, first, second, and third will be announced at 6 p.m.
For the fifth year in a row, Kentucky is the worst state in the nation in terms of animal cruelty case convictions, that’s according to the Animal Legal Defense Fund. Three Morehead women are working to try and end the problem locally. MSPR’s Shelby Steele has more….
Morehead State University President Wayne D. Andrews joined education officials Wednesday, April 16, at Hazard Community and Technical College to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the University Center of the Mountains.
“As I look back on the history of the University Center of the Mountains, we have had more than 1,000 students earn their degrees,” said Dr. Andrews. “That is what it’s all about. Giving the students a chance to obtain their education that will make a difference in this area for many years to come.”
Kentucky Senate President Robert Stivers says there could be more residential high schools for gifted students in the Commonwealth if the new academy at Morehead State University is successful. The Manchester Republican says if MSU’s Craft Academy works as well as the Gatton School at Western Kentucky, the concept is likely to spread…
Morehead’s Craft Academy will welcome its inaugural class of 60 students in the fall of 2015.
House Majority Leader Rocky Adkins says the 2014 session of the Kentucky General Assembly was good for education. The Morehead Democrat says that’s not just because primary and secondary schools received additional support and teachers were granted a pay raise. He says higher education did pretty well, too…
Despite the capital projects, Kentucky’s new, two-year budget cuts funding for higher education by 1.5%.
The Kentucky Wildcat Basketball Five has had a thrilling run through the NCAA tournament, a source of pride to true blue fans. In honor of the Wildcats, we present medical information from the other UK, the United Kingdom. Join us for info on vegetables, Botox, sleeping pills, and pizza advice from the Department of Health.
If you know of a member of the Kentucky National Guard who died in the line of duty - the Kentucky National Guard Memorial needs your help. They are asking families and friends of the fallen to contact them and provide them with names.
They are seeking Kentucky Army or Air National Guard members who died in the line of duty from March 19, 1912 to the present. The Memorial has identified 148 but has more than 300 additional names to research. They are hoping that family and friends can suggest names they may not be aware of and add information to the names they have.
The 2014 Ohio Valley Conference Men's and Women's Tennis Championship fields are set. Morehead State's women earned the third seed, while the men are seeded fifth in the six-team tournament. The three-day event will begin Thursday and takes place at the Heflin Tennis Center in Paducah, Ky.
Three members of the Berea Welcome Center Carvers will demonstrate a variety of woodcarving styles and techniques from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 19 at the Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea. Carving that day will be Jack Gann of Berea, Jack Johnson of Somerset, and John Ferguson of Danville.
The Buffalo Trace Agency for Substance Abuse Policy held the last of its community forums this week on heroin abuse. However, the agency says the six meetings that took place throughout the region are just the beginning of efforts to combat the problem.
Lauren Penrose is the prevention program coordinator for Buffalo Trace…
U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell is pushing a plan to give non-exempt employees compensatory time instead of overtime pay for working overtime. The Kentucky Republican says it would give women in the private sector more flexibility…
McConnell says his proposal allows men and women to adapt to the needs of the modern workplace and lets business adapt to the needs of the modern workforce.
According to a new report from the Federal Railroad Administration, there were 14 fatalities in Kentucky last year resulting from collisions between trains and motor vehicles. That’s down from 17 in 2012 and 21 in 2011. However, it’s more than double the number of people killed in 2009 when Kentucky reached a ten-year low of six fatalities.
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An attorney with Kentucky’s public school teachers’ pensions says that the fund could run out in about 20 years if lawmakers don’t act.
In the recently passed $20 billion state budget, lawmakers gave only half of the requested amount to the Kentucky Teachers Retirement System, which provides pensions for the state’s public school teachers.
Kentucky's timber industry expects a profitable year in 2014. That's according to an economic impact report issued last week during a forest industry meeting in Louisville.
The report details the timber industry's almost 13 billion dollar contribution to state's economy in 2013. It was more than three percent higher than 2011. The direct impact covers wood products like cabinets and flooring, employment, and trucking.
University of Kentucky Forestry Professor Jeff Stringer helped compile the report and says trends are good for this year.
Keeneland has announced that it is converting its main race track from synthetic Polytrack material to a state-of-the-art dirt surface, with a drainage system that will be the first of its kind in North America.
The conversion will take place over the summer, with construction scheduled to begin May 19 and be completed Aug. 15. The track will reopen for training Sept. 1. The Fall Meet begins Oct. 3.
Governor Beshear says his efforts at comprehensive tax reform will not die with passage of the Commonwealth’s new, two-year budget. The Democrat notes that some of the tax breaks he recommended were approved by the General Assembly, though it did not act on his suggestions for certain tax increases.
Beshear says that’s understandable because it’s easier to cut taxes than it is to raise them. He spoke during a press conference last Thursday…