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Taking on a nationally ranked opponent in its first road test of the season, Morehead State women's basketball (2-3) finished off the Matthew Mitchell Classic with an 86-53 loss to No. 22 Kentucky (5-0) on Wednesday afternoon at Memorial Coliseum.

Shooting woes proved to be the Eagles' crux in the performance, as Morehead State hoisted a season-low 18-for-66 (.273) from the floor. Kentucky connected on 31-of-55 (.564) attempts, including a red-hot 10-of-17 (.588) from three-point range.

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The Kentucky Department for Public Health (DPH) has declared an outbreak of acute hepatitis A with cases in multiple counties in Kentucky.

In total, 31 cases of acute (rapid onset with symptoms of illness) Hepatitis A  have been reported throughout Kentucky in 2017, a 50 percent increase above the average of 20 cases per year reported over the past 10 years. 

Mountain Parkway Expansion

Thanksgiving travelers on the Mountain Parkway won’t experience any delays due to construction this year.

Currently, construction crews are working on projects along more than 15 miles of the parkway in Wolfe, Morgan and Magoffin counties in Eastern Kentucky. Speed limits have been reduced in work zones. In several areas, there are periodic traffic stoppages for blasting activities or to allow construction equipment to enter or cross the parkway.

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In a poll of soccer players and head coaches from across the Ohio Valley Conference, Morehead State earned the OVC Team Sportsmanship Award for the second consecutive season on Tuesday in Brentwood, Tenn.

2016 was the first time Morehead State had collected the recognition.

"It is always a true honor to receive this award," said MSU head coach Warren Lipka. "It shows a level of respect to the game, as well as to our conference opponents."

Miami Herald

Small Business Saturday has quickly become synonymous with the first Saturday after Thanksgiving as a means to encourage holiday shoppers to patronize local businesses. This national Shop Small marketing campaign also coincides with holiday events and activities already planned in many Kentucky Main Street (KYMS) communities.

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Morehead State University’s Kentucky Center for Traditional Music will present “The Semester Finale,” an evening of traditional music, at the Morehead Conference Center, Tuesday, Nov. 28, at 7 p.m.

The Traditional Music Program at MSU is among the fastest growing academic traditional music programs at any school of higher education.

Tickets are on sale for the 2017 Ye Olde Madrigal Feast November 30th and December 1st.

This is the 14th year for the medieval style banquet.  Organizers of the event are hoping Morehead State University alumni who once performed in the festivities will once again attend.

Dr. Greg Detweiler directs the choral music for the event. He says the evening will close with a beautiful arrangement of “Silent Night.” 


November 21, 2017 -- Isaac Bashevis Singer was a Polish-born Jewish writer in Yiddish, awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1978. 

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Administrative offices will be closed and there will be no classes at Morehead State University during the Thanksgiving holiday, Wednesday through Friday, Nov. 22-24.

Offices will reopen and classes will resume on Monday, Nov. 27, at 8 a.m.

The University Post Office will be closed during the holiday break. It will reopen on Monday, Nov. 27.

The Camden-Carroll Library will close at 4:30 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 21, and remain closed Tuesday through Friday. The library will reopen (1 p.m.) Saturday, Nov. 25.

Mountain Arts Center

Billie Jean Osborne’s Kentucky Opry will kick off its annual run of Christmas shows on Saturday, December 2 in the Willard & Lucy Kinzer Theater at the Mountain Arts Center (MAC).

As always, the Kentucky Opry Junior Pros will be the special guests and the opening act for all shows. This will be the organization’s 22nd Christmas at the MAC.

MAC executive director and Kentucky Opry producer Clayton Case says the group is ready for an exciting season.

Alzheimer's Association Greater Kentucky & Southern Indiana Chapter

Specialty license plates supporting the Alzheimer’s Association are now available in Kentucky. Kentucky is the first state in the US to have this specialty license plate for Alzheimer’s awareness and education.

Having these plates will raise awareness of the disease, which will become more prevalent as Kentucky's population ages. Nearly 70,000 people in Kentucky right now have Alzheimer's disease and that number is only growing.


November 20, 2017 -- Joseph Robinette Biden Jr. is a retired American politician who served as the 47th Vice President of the United States from 2009 to 2017. A member of the Democratic Party, he represented Delaware as a U.S. Senator from 1973 to 2009.

Southern Cultures

November 17, 2017 -- Shelby Dade Foote Jr. was an American historian and novelist who wrote The Civil War: A Narrative, a three-volume history of the American Civil War.

Terry Prather, The Ledger Independent

More than two dozen decorated Christmas trees will be offered up for bids during the Season of Hope Festival of Trees beginning today at Phillips Folly on Sutton Street.

The event is a fund-raiser for Comprehend and the Women's Crisis Center, organizers said.

David Green of Comprehend said he has attended one in Ashland for the past several years and when Stephanie Gastauer mentioned it to him he was all in.

MCHS students advocate in D.C.

Nov 19, 2017
Christy Howell-Hoots, The Ledger Independent

A group of Mason County High School Family Career and Community Leaders of America students recently visited Washington D.C. in order to advocate for family consumer science funding.

Among the students to visit Washington D.C. were Hannah Applegate, 17, Abigail Spencer, 16, Noah Dunaway, 16, Joshua Coleman, 17, and Olivia O'Hearn, 16.

They were in the nation's capital, Nov. 9-12.

Applegate said FCS is just a newer version of home economics.


Morehead State Public Radio will offer special programs on Thanksgiving.

At 9 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 23, MSPR will air "The Thankful Heart." Music and the Spoken Word Thanksgiving Special features “Come, Ye Thankful People Come," "Count Your Blessings Instead of Sheep" from White Christmas and "Hymn of Praise."

The Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) approved $500,000 in funding to St. Claire Regional Medical Center for the purchase of equipment and supplies to be housed in the hospital’s new Imaging Center in Morehead, KY.

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Honoring 13 members of the 2017 senior class, Morehead State football concluded its season with a 21-14 win over Davidson on a windy Saturday afternoon at Jayne Stadium. The Eagles finish the year with a 4-7 record and a 3-5 mark in the Pioneer Football League, while Davidson ends its season at 2-9 (0-8 PFL).

"Nothing easy," said head coach Rob Tenyer. "I was really proud of the way our kids battled today. Overall, both teams did a really nice job schematically."

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Coming off the second-highest scoring total in program history last Wednesday, Morehead State (2-2) hit a roadblock in the form of the North Florida Ospreys (2-1) Friday night at Johnson Arena. The Eagles were unable to overcome 21 turnovers and ultimately fell 61-56.

The Eagles came bursting out of the gate to begin play, starting with a 7-0 run. However, Morehead State would go cold and finish the final 2:12 of the opening quarter without a field goal. North Florida led 21-15 at the end of the first.

Partnership For Drug Free Kids

The Kentucky Justice and Public Safety Cabinet and Operation UNITE are launching a new substance abuse call center that will connect people across the state with drug treatment, Gov. Matt Bevin announced today.

Appalachia Service Project

The Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) approved $500,000 in funding to the Kentucky Housing Corporation (KHC) for the Kentucky Appalachian Housing Program (KAHP) in continuation of their 37-year effort to provide quality, affordable housing in eastern Kentucky.

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The Kentucky Innovation Network (KIN) has announced that Kevin Smith, co-founder of Rural Up Inc., has been selected to participate in the Global Entrepreneurship Summit as a result of a nomination from the Innovation Network's Morehead State University Office.

The Global Entrepreneurship Summit, which seeks to foster economic growth globally, will be held Nov. 28-30, in Hyderabad, India.

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Over the course of eight ties and nine lead changes, Morehead State men's basketball picked up its first win of the 2017-18 season with an 86-83 thriller over Marshall in the Eagles' home-opener on Thursday night at Ellis T. Johnson Arena.

With the win, Morehead State reclaims possession of the Ellis Johnson Trophy, awarded to the winner of the annual series between rival schools separated by only 68 miles of real estate. The Eagles have emerged victorious in each of the last three matchups at Johnson Arena.


November 16, 2017 -- William Christopher Handy was an African American composer and musician, known as the "Father of the Blues". Handy was one of the most influential American songwriters.

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The eighth annual “Craft Bizarre: MSU Student Art and Craft Sale” will be held Thursday and Friday, Nov. 30 and Dec. 1, in the gallery of Morehead State University’s Claypool-Young Art Building.

The event is free and open to the public.

Featuring art and crafts by MSU students, recent graduates, faculty and staff, the event is an opportunity for the campus and community to purchase locally produced jewelry, paintings, prints, knitwear, ceramics, holiday ornaments and more.

Craft Bizarre hours will be Thursday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Kentucky Arts Council

The Kentucky Arts Council will host the fourth annual Creative Industry Summit, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec. 5 at the Morehead Conference Center, 111 E. First St. in Morehead.

Since the inaugural Summit in 2014, the gathering has become the largest training opportunity for artists, arts advocates and business and civic leaders in the state.

USA Today

Public health specialists, health care providers, environmental experts, school personnel and representatives from child health organizations were among those gathered today at the Children’s Environmental Health Summit in Bowling Green.

CHFS Secretary Vickie Yates Brown Glisson opened the event by providing an overview of issues impacting children’s health and urging attendees to continue their efforts to protect young people.


Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes is convening a task force of Kentuckians to focus on a legislative proposal to legalize medical marijuana in Kentucky, Grimes announced Wednesday. The group will also study and propose potential implementation and regulation processes.

Science News

Attorney General Andy Beshear is asking Congress to repeal a federal law that effectively strips law enforcement of its ability to immediately halt drug manufacturers and distributors who have willfully contributed to the oversupply of opioids in Kentucky communities.

Beshear said as the Commonwealth is in the midst of a tragic opioid epidemic, law enforcement like the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) must be empowered and not impeded.

MSU Athletics

Morehead State men's basketball will match up with one of its longest-running rivals Thursday evening at Johnson Arena as Marshall visits for a 7 p.m. ET contest.

The 2017-18 regular-season home opener for the Eagles will be Greek Night and a Whiteout. The first 500 fans will receive free OneTownOneTeam t-shirts.

The Eagles (0-2) will look for their inaugural win this season after coming close at Lipscomb Sunday in a 77-70 setback. Marshall enters at 2-0, including an overtime win over fellow OVC foe UT Martin.