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Sunday Night Jazz Showcase

Program #159 (March 26 at 8:00 p.m.)

Jeremy Davenport is a vital part of the New Orleans music scene. With his original lyrics and music, Jeremy infuses his unique style and mood of storytelling creating not only a modern edge, but also the distinct feeling of a lifestyle reminiscent of a time when Jazz was at its peak of popularity.

He is known for his vocal and trumpet playing skills, as well as being a born entertainer. Davenport’s showing has tempted such performers as Sting, Paul McCartney, Harry Connick, Jr. and Diana Krall.

Kentucky State Parks

Kentucky State Parks announced today that it will look at alternative recreational uses for the 9-hole golf courses at Carter Caves State Resort Park and Kincaid Lake State Park.

The parks previously sought proposals for private businesses to manage the golf courses, but did not receive any responses.

As a result, the course at Carter Caves will close permanently April 2. The course at Kincaid Lake will remain open through Oct. 31, 2017.

Kentucky Craft History & Education Association

Kentucky master woodworker Terry Ratliff, of Martin, will demonstrate his craft at 6 p.m., April 13, at Lawrence County Public Library.

The program is part of the Kentucky Arts Council’s “Makings of a Master” traveling exhibit, which will be in Louisa through May 31. The library is at 102 W. Main St. in Louisa.

“Makings of a Master” contains seven display cases housing a variety of musical instruments, tools and artworks made by master tradition bearers, interpretive panels, display photos and quotes, along with a push-button video display.

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Muddy Bottom Blues

Program #98 (March 24 at 8:00 p.m.)

Americana singer/songwriter Mark Erelli appeared on the music scene in 1999 with an eponymous debut from Signature Sounds. Critics from Billboard to the Boston Herald sang the musician's praises, and the Kerrville New Folk Contest named him top dog in its competition.

Shelton Herald

Applications for the Work Ready Kentucky Scholarship are now available from the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA).

The scholarship helps Kentuckians who have not yet earned an associate’s degree pay for training that leads to a certificate or credential in a high-demand workforce field.

For the 2017-18 academic year, the workforce fields are construction, health care, advanced manufacturing, transportation/logistics and business services/information technology.

Morehead State University

The Kentucky Bicycle and Bikeway Commission awarded a $15,000 Paula Nye Grant to Morehead State University’s Sustainability department to create a Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Program.

“The Commissioners are impressed with the progress that Morehead is making in support of cycling infrastructure, education, and events,” said William Gorton III, KBBC chair. “We look forward to status reports related to progress and the success of your accomplishments.”

Josh James, WUKY

Attorney General Andy Beshear has filed a motion in Franklin Circuit Court seeking to intervene in Kentucky State University’s lawsuit against a student newspaper.

At issue is KSU’s denial of requested documents by the Kentucky Kernel, the University of Kentucky’s student newspaper, and of a request by Beshear’s office to legally review the withheld documents.

Beshear said the power of the Attorney General to confidentially review withheld records is critical to enforce Kentucky’s Open Records law, and KSU’s lawsuit is an attack on the state’s transparency laws.

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet

Contractors continue to push ahead with construction on Restaurant Row, the busiest segment of the Mountain Parkway Expansion.

“Now that spring and summer are approaching, work on Restaurant Row will kick into high gear,” said Marshall Carrier, a KYTC engineer who is the project manager for the Mountain Parkway Expansion. “We urge travelers to use caution and be patient as we bring them a safer Mountain Parkway.”

MSU Athletics

It took until the eighth inning Tuesday, but the Morehead State baseball team's offense came through and backed up what turned into a masterful pitching performance as the Eagles rallied to defeat the host Ohio Bobcats 3-1 at Bob Wren Stadium.

Three Eagle pitchers held the Bobcats to no earned runs, and sophomore right-fielder Niko Hulsizer erased a 1-0 deficit in the eighth with a two-out, two-run homer well over the wall in left field to move MSU's record to 14-6 overall. The Eagles have now won nine of their last 10. Ohio fell to 11-8.

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The Original Front Porch Pickin’, one of the Mountain Arts Center’s (MAC) house productions, will return on Friday March 31 with Appalachian Wireless as the official sponsor of the popular regional show.

Due to rising costs, last fall the MAC began charging an admission at the door. With this official sponsorship, it will once again be free admission for everybody.  

MAC Assistant Director Shelly Crisp is thrilled about the new deal.

“A diet including cheese should be recommended for all to prevent and manage type II diabetes and cardiovascular disease”, according to Dr. Arne Astrup, Professor and head of the department of nutrition, exercise and sports at the University of Copenhagen. From this unlikely beginning, we discuss our top 10 dietary changes, mosquito repellents, hearing aids, the dangers of internet-enabled teddy bears, and hepatitis C.

Morehead State University

Morehead State University has been recognized as one of the best colleges offering online learning in the nation by The Community for Accredited Online Schools.

As a leading resource for campus and online learning, the site released its annual ranking for the 2017 school year, honoring Morehead State University three times for their excellence in online learning.

MSU Athletics

After throwing shutouts against Akron and Oakland, junior Chelsea McManaway has been named OVC Pitcher of the Week.

It marks the second time this season that she has received the honor.

"Chelsea threw really solid all weekend long, she was really in the zone. She didn't allow a walk until her final inning of the weekend, so she went 14 innings with only walking one batter. That's probably the most impressive stat," said head coach David Williams. "When you get pitching performances like the ones she gave us this weekend, you can be successful."

Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife

Spring break for many conjures thoughts of traveling somewhere warm and catnapping on a beach between rounds of golf.

A staycation sounds much better if you’re a muskellunge angler from Kentucky. The state’s muskellunge fishery has earned a reputation that extends beyond its borders, and experienced anglers know spring is one of the can’t-miss times of the year.

MSU Athletics

Three Morehead State pitchers combined to shut out host Belmont for its final five at-bats Sunday, but the Eagle offense was also held in check as MSU fell 4-2 to Belmont at Rose Park.

The Eagles, who still won the series, moved to 13-6 overall and 5-1 in the OVC. Belmont is now 8-10 overall and 3-3 in the conference race.

MSU Athletics

Morehead State softball swept Oakland on Sunday afternoon for their sixth and seventh straight wins.

Win the wins, their record improves to 14-7 and their seven-game winning streak marks their longest since they won 11 straight in 2009.

"I'm just glad that we are playing well right now and our players are finding a way to win. They're competitive and they're staying in ball games, but most importantly, they are playing for each other," said head coach David Williams.

Morehead State University

There was a record recruiter participation with a total of 106 organizations attending including employers and graduate schools.

Nearly 400 students, alumni and community members attended to network with employers in hopes of landing an interview for an internship, part-time or full-time position. A number of graduate programs also attended the fair.

Career Services offered the Morehead State Career Fair Plus app again to allow attendees to better prepare for and navigate the event.

Betty Carter

Mar 18, 2017
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Sunday Night Jazz Showcase

Program #158 (March 19 at 8:00 p.m.)

Arguably the most adventurous female jazz singer of all time, Betty Carter was an idiosyncratic stylist and a restless improviser who pushed the limits of melody and harmony as much as any bebop horn player.

MSU Athletics

The last time the Morehead State baseball program started Ohio Valley Conference play 5-0, Jimmy Carter was President of the United States. That was 1980, but now the 2017 team can make that claim as the Eagles defeated Belmont 6-5 at Rose Park Saturday.

The Eagles won their eighth consecutive game to improve to 13-5 overall and clinched their second straight league series. Belmont slipped to 7-10 and 2-3 in the league.

MSU Athletics

Senior Karly Thompson's sacrifice fly scored sophomore Allison Rager in the bottom of the seventh inning to give Morehead State softball a 1-0 win over Akron on Saturday afternoon.

With the win, the Eagles extend their winning streak to five games and move their record to 12-7.

"We left a lot of people on base today, but our defense and our pitching allowed us to stay in the game. It was really clutch for Karly to come up with that sacrifice fly to win us the game," said head coach David Williams.

MSU Athletics

Preston Spradlin, who spent the majority of the 2016-17 season as interim head coach and just concluded his third season with the program, has been named the 14th head men's basketball coach at Morehead State.

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Muddy Bottom Blues

Program #97 (March 17 at 8:00 p.m.)

Hank Williams was born September 17, 1923, in Mount Olive, Alabama. Considered one of the most popular American country music singer/songwriters with songs like "Cold, Cold Heart," "Your Cheatin' Heart," "Hey, Good Lookin'" and "I'll Never Get Out of This World Alive." He died of a heart attack at the age of 29 in 1953 in the backseat of his Cadillac.

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James Cotton, Harmonica Blues Legend Dies at Age 81 (July 1, 1935 - March 16, 2017)

World-renowned blues harmonica master James Cotton, whom Rolling Stone called, “One of the greats of all time, burning with brilliant virtuosity,” died on March 16, 2017 of pneumonia at St. David's Medical Center in Austin, Texas. He was 81.

His overwhelmingly powerful harmonica playing was one of the iconic sounds of the blues. He toured worldwide for over 60 years.

Morehead State University

Morehead State University’s Dr. John Ernst has been named interim dean of the Caudill College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. He succeeds Dr. M. Scott McBride, who was named chancellor and chief academic officer at Penn State DuBois.

Since July 2016, Dr. Ernst has served as associate vice president for academic affairs/student success.

Morehead State University

Morehead State University’s Dr. Carol Christian has been appointed to the Kentucky Advisory Council for Gifted and Talented Education by Gov. Matt Bevin.

Dr. Christian, of Lexington, is the director of MSU’s Craft Academy for Excellence in Science and Mathematics. She will represent postsecondary education institutions. Also appointed were Brandy Carol Daniels, of Somerset, and Dianne Burns Mackey, of Utica, All three terms expire December 15, 2019.

CBO Report: KY Pays Price Under Congress' Health Plan

Mar 15, 2017
Public News Service

The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office estimates that 24 million people would lose coverage by 2026 under the American Health Care Act, and almost a half-million Kentuckians are included in that number, according to the Urban Institute.

The American Health Care Act (AHCA) would effectively eliminate the Medicaid expansion and change existing tax credits to be based on age instead of income. That could reduce assistance in paying for coverage by as much as $6,000 a year.

Nutrition, Food Bank Programs Prepare to Fight for Funding

Mar 15, 2017
Public News Service

One in six people in Kentucky struggles with hunger, and the rate is even higher among the state's youth, according to the group Feeding America.

Such statistics are why hunger-fighting groups are concerned about possible cuts to federal nutrition programs under the Trump administration.

Jim Weill, president of the Food Research and Action Center, was one of 1,200 people in Washington this week at the National Anti-Hunger Policy Conference.

He says this year, people turned out in record numbers to advocate for the much needed programs.

Kentucky Arts Council

The Kentucky Arts Council’s traveling exhibit, “The Illustrated Word,” will take a brief detour from visiting Kentucky libraries to be featured at Kentucky Crafted: The Market, April 22-23 at the Lexington Convention Center.

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The Eastern Mining Collectors Association will hold its sixth annual Spring Meet and Show at Carter Caves State Resort Park on April 1.

Learn about the rich history of coal mining in Eastern Kentucky at this free event!

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