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12:44 pm
Fri August 22, 2014

Morehead RAM Clinic Trouble

A Remote Area Medical Clinic planned in Morehead for October 25th and 26th will be held, though its location will have to be changed…That’s according to an official with RAM USA. Chris Hall is chief operating officer for the publicly-supported, all-volunteer program.

Morehead State University announced Thursday it has decided not to serve as community host of the event and the Rowan County School District will not make its middle school available for those two days. MSU and the Rowan schools say there were unresolved issues concerning liability insurance and scheduling.

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MSU Sports
4:54 pm
Thu August 21, 2014

Eagle Sports Network Expands

MSU Athletics

Morehead State will host four celebration events to kick-off the school year and recognize its Eagle Sports Network radio affiliates.

The ESN, which broadcasts all football, men's and women's basketball games, has four returning and three new affiliates in 2014-15. The combination will provide radio coverage to MSU sports fans within a 100-mile radius of Morehead.

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MSU Sports
2:46 pm
Thu August 21, 2014

Eagle Soccer Season Begins This Week

Credit MSU Athletics

The Morehead State soccer team opens its 2014 season this week with a pair of road matches. The Eagles kick off the campaign at Bowling Green on Friday (August 22) at 7 p.m. and finish the weekend at Northern Kentucky Sunday (August 24) at 1 p.m.

Morehead State started the 2013 season 0-7-1 but rebounded to win 10 of its last 14 matches while going 7-3 in Ohio Valley Conference contests. The Eagles claimed second place in the league standings and won the OVC Tournament. MSU fell 2-0 to Wake Forest in the NCAA Tournament opening round.

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Arts/Culture
2:40 pm
Thu August 21, 2014

Keeneland Sporting Art Auction To Be Held November 19

“The Horse Race" by N.C. Wyeth
Credit Keeneland

Keeneland Association and Cross Gate Gallery of Lexington, Ky., will collaborate to host the second Sporting Art Auction on Wednesday, Nov. 19, at 4 p.m. in the Keeneland Sales Pavilion.

The 2014 collection features 175 high-quality lots representing fine sporting art, American paintings and sculpture from renowned artists. The artwork will be exhibited for public viewing in the Keeneland Sales Pavilion beginning with the September Yearling Sale, to be held Sept. 8-21.

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Arts/Culture
2:58 pm
Wed August 20, 2014

Maysville Landmark Sold

Terry Prather, The Ledger Independent

On a quiet, foggy morning, a piece of Maysville history was taken down, loaded into the back of a truck and left town with little fanfare.

Several gathered on corners at the intersection of West Second and Sutton streets to watch as Jim Maher and his crew carefully unbolted and removed cables from the Sherwin-Williams sign mounted on the Hendrickson Building and lowered it to the sidewalk to meet its new owner.

Joe Patrick Jr. of Middletown, Ohio, purchased the piece recently and was anxious to get a close-up look at the sign.

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Business
2:49 pm
Wed August 20, 2014

Radcliff Veterans Center Progressing

Credit Office of Kentucky Veterans Centers

Kentucky’s fourth nursing home for veterans should be completed about a year from now, according to the new director of those facilities for the State Department of Veterans Affairs Mark Bowman.

He visited the construction site of the Radcliff Veterans Center this week and says the community has really embraced the project.

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Government/Politics
1:01 pm
Tue August 19, 2014

Army Cuts, Potential KY Impact

Credit www.campbell.army.mil

Reductions in force that the Army is considering at Fort Campbell and Fort Knox have a potential impact on Kentucky’s economy of six-billion dollars…That’s the word from the executive director of the Kentucky Commission on Military Affairs.

Colonel David Thompson says the Army is pondering the cuts as part of a nationwide plan to lower operational costs for military and civilian personnel…

Thompson says the Army is planning for its force structure changes to take place between 2015 and 2020. However, he says he wouldn’t be surprised if the timetable is accelerated.

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Government/Politics
10:34 am
Tue August 19, 2014

KY Minimum Wage Debate

Credit KET

More than 460,000 Kentuckians would benefit from increasing the state’s minimum wage to @10.10 an hour…So says the director of the Kentucky Center for Economic Policy Jason Bailey.

He discussed the issue Monday on KET’s Kentucky Tonight. Bailey says that breaks down to one in four Kentucky workers…and many of them are not​ high school students…

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WMKY Feature Reports
9:32 am
Tue August 19, 2014

Induction Ceremony - MSU Class of 2018

Morehead State University officially welcomes more than 1,600 new students to campus.

Health
2:51 pm
Mon August 18, 2014

Celebrity Suicide Shines Light On Depression

Credit Recovery

Family members and friends of Robin Williams, who died by suicide last week, acknowledge he was suffering from a long battle with depression. Many Kentucky families suffer the same anguish.

Betsey Westuba lost a brother to suicide in 2007, and says she hopes Williams' death serves as a reminder to help people who may be suffering from depression.

"It's a biological disease," says Westuba. "Just as we have bodily diseases, we have brain diseases, and so often people don't want to acknowledge that."

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Government/Politics
12:53 pm
Mon August 18, 2014

Adkins on Burch Controversy

Credit www.rockyadkins.com

House Majority Leader Rocky Adkins of Morehead says there’s no need for Democratic State Representative Tom Burch to resign following controversial remarks the Louisville lawmaker made about the coal industry last Thursday. In a speech to the Louisville Forum, Burch said a lot of good would come to Kentucky “if we could get coal out of the way”.

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Area News
11:17 am
Mon August 18, 2014

Ashland Stadium Rehabilitation

Credit www.ashland.kyschools.us

The finishing touches are being put on a five-million dollar renovation of Ashland’s historic Putnam Stadium and they’re not coming a moment too soon for City Commissioner Marty Gute.

He’s also a coach for the Ashland Blazer High School football team which opens its new season at home this Friday night…

Gute says a few projects won’t be done by game time but they’ll be completed soon and won’t affect the new season. He says some work is still needed on a concession stand that’s being built on top of the home locker room.

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Arts/Culture
9:08 pm
Sat August 16, 2014

Songs Of George And Ira Gershwin On Sunday Night Jazz Showcase

George and Ira Gershwin
Credit Seven Ponds

Sunday Night Jazz Showcase

Program 32 (August 17 at 11pm)

George and Ira Gershwin will always be remembered as the songwriting team whose voice was synonymous with the sounds and style of the Jazz Age. 

By the time of their 1924 Broadway hit, "Lady, Be Good!", George had worked with lyricist Buddy DeSylva on a series of revues, "George White's Scandals," while Ira enjoyed success with composer Vincent Youmans on "Two Little Girls In Blue." 

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MSU Sports
7:53 pm
Sat August 16, 2014

MSU Athletes Paint The Town Blue And Gold

Credit MSU Athletics

More than 200 Morehead State student-athletes, coaches and administrators painted the town blue and gold on Saturday morning as representatives of the football, volleyball, soccer, cheerleading and dance programs handed out several hundred schedule posters and cards.

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Arts/Culture
7:43 pm
Sat August 16, 2014

Bicycle Club Wants Safer Streets

Credit Cityphile

Members of the Ashland Bicycle Club want the city to make the streets safer for them as they ride through the community. Kent Morrison made the pitch to city commissioners on Thursday (August 14).

Morrison says the club is not calling for special bike lanes, just markings on the street reminding motorists to be aware of cyclists.

Morrison says he and other members of the club have had a few close calls.

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Government/Politics
3:07 pm
Fri August 15, 2014

Veterans Homes Underutilized

Eastern Kentucky Veterans Center in Hazard, Kentucky

A coalition of veterans groups believes Kentucky should permit the spouses of veterans to stay in the state’s three veterans’ nursing homes. Larry Arnett is co-chair of the Joint Executive Council of Veterans Organizations of Kentucky. He made the appeal to a panel of state lawmakers in Frankfort Thursday. JECVO represents 23 different veterans’ organizations in the Commonwealth.

Arnett says the nursing homes have too many unoccupied beds…

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Area News
2:57 pm
Fri August 15, 2014

Carillon Dedication at NE KY Veterans Cemetery

The carillon at the Northeast Kentucky Veterans Cemetery will be officially dedicated during a ceremony later this month…That’s according to Jeff Acob who manages the veterans burial grounds for the Kentucky Department of Veterans Affairs.

Acob says the bell tower system that plays military music throughout the day at the cemetery near Greenup will be dedicated Friday morning August 29th…

Acob says all four of Kentucky’s veterans’ cemeteries have carillons but some federal facilities do not. The Northeast Kentucky Veterans Cemetery opened in October, 2010.

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WMKY Program Updates
12:21 pm
Fri August 15, 2014

KET Programs on WMKY for Sunday, August 17th

Comment on Kentucky (10:00am)

 Journalists from around the state discuss news with host Bill Bryant, WKYT in Lexington. Guests include Joe Arnold, political reporter, WHAS-TV in Louisville; Ronnie Ellis, Frankfort reporter, CNHI; and Laura Cullen Glasscock, editor and publisher, The Kentucky Gazette. A 2014 KET production. 

Connections with Renee Shaw (10:30am)

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Education
8:32 am
Fri August 15, 2014

New Eagles welcomed on campus

Members of the freshman class of Morehead State University moved into their residence halls Thursday, Aug. 14, during “New Student Move-In Day.”

According enrollment services, a class of approximately 1,600 first-time freshman students will attend MSU in the fall 2014 term.

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Economic
2:49 pm
Thu August 14, 2014

Rowan County Budget Adjustment

The Rowan Fiscal Court has adjusted its 2014—15 budget after getting a one-million dollar community development block grant from the state.

Judge-Executive Jim Nickell says the county will be a “pass-thru” agency for the cash, which will be given to the Morehead-Rowan County Economic Development Council, which will turn around and lend it out immediately…

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Education
1:55 pm
Thu August 14, 2014

MSU May Consider Workforce Reduction

MSU President Wayne D. Andrews
Credit MSU

In pointing Morehead State University toward…what he calls ”a sustainable future”…MSU President Wayne Andrews says the school needs to reduce its workforce.

Since he arrived in Morehead nearly 10 ten years ago, Andrews says MSU has annually had between 1,100 and 1,200 full-time employees…

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Education
8:03 am
Thu August 14, 2014

MSU honors faculty, staff with awards

From left, Dr. Steven M. Ralston, provost; George Eklund, associate professor of English, Dr. Timothy Hare, associate professor of anthropology in the Institute for Regional Analysis and Public Policy, Kelly Collinsworth, associate professor of legal studies, Joshua Moore, minority academic services coordinator, and Dr. Wayne D. Andrew, president. Not pictured: Dr. Stacy Baker, professor of music tuba/euphonium.

Morehead State University honored five individuals during the University’s Fall Convocation on Wednesday, Aug. 13.

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Transportation
5:24 pm
Wed August 13, 2014

US 23 Road Project Underway In Ashland

Motorists should watch for nighttime traffic changes on Greenup Avenue (US 23) in downtown Ashland beginning Thursday, Aug. 14., as contractors plan to start a $1 million resurfacing and repair project.

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Transportation
5:22 pm
Wed August 13, 2014

Paving Project Begins On US 60 In Boyd County

Motorists traveling US 60 in Boyd County should expect delays, and are encouraged take alternate routes, as a resurfacing project continues between Cannonsburg and Princess.

Contractors began work on Wednesday, Aug. 13, along nearly two miles of the highway from near KY 5 at Princess to the traffic lights at the KY 180 intersection in Cannonsburg. Traffic is one lane controlled by flaggers during daytime work hours. Work will take place for approximately two weeks.

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MSU Sports
5:17 pm
Wed August 13, 2014

Volleyball Picked No. 1 In Poll

(L to R) 2014 seniors Laura McDermott, Alex Fitzmorris and Colbey Cameron
Credit MSU Athletics

Morehead State, which has won four consecutive Ohio Valley Conference regular-season volleyball titles, has been picked to win the championship again in 2014. The preseason poll was voted on by the league's head coaches and sports information directors.

"The OVC should be strong from top to bottom this year, so this recognition is a real honor," Head Coach Jaime Gordon said. "I believe this honor reflects the hard work our players have previously put in and not necessarily where we will end up in the future. This will be forgotten in a few weeks."

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Education
5:11 pm
Wed August 13, 2014

Hutchinson Appointed Interim Dean Of Students

Brian Hutchinson
Credit MSU Athletics

Morehead State University's Division for Student Life has announced that Brian Hutchinson has been named interim assistant vice president/dean of students.

Hutchinson succeeds Dr. Kevin Koett, who accepted a position at Western Carolina University.

"We will miss Kevin and at the same time look forward to working with Brian in this capacity," said Madonna Weathers, vice president for student life. "Brian's experience and skills will easily transfer to his new job. He will be a tremendous help as we start the search for the new dean of students."

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Health Matters
3:14 pm
Wed August 13, 2014

Under the Dumb Show

Kentuckians: trapped “under the dumb”, unable to chart a course that will lead to better health and better lives. Health Matters has some very stupid suggestions, as well as info on blood pressure measurement, burning mustaches, and “negative” tattoos.

Tip: get the right size blood pressure cuff, and don’t take your blood pressure through your shirt sleeve. Make sure your blood pressure measurement is accurate.

Links:

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Education
2:46 pm
Wed August 13, 2014

Craft Academy Now Accepting Applications

The Craft Academy for Excellence in Science and Mathematics is a dual-credit residential high school for academically exceptional Kentucky students. The Academy will be housed on the campus of Morehead State University, consistently ranked as one of the safest campuses in the Commonwealth. 

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Area News
12:30 pm
Tue August 12, 2014

Morehead Community Center Repairs

Credit www.themoreheadnews.com

The heating and cooling system in Morehead’s Carl Perkins Center will be repaired. City council has authorized a contract for more than $42,000 with Service of Morehead to do the work.

Caroline Franzini is a member of council…

Service of Morehead is owned by Mayor David Perkins’ brother but Franzini says the firm was the only bidder for the project and the mayor has no financial interest in the company.

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Education
12:21 pm
Tue August 12, 2014

MSU Convocation to Mark Beginning of Semester

The 2014 Fall Semester at Morehead State University gets under way next week.

Before the students begin classes, President Wayne D. Andrews will address the faculty and staff during the Fall Convocation. The event will take place at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 13, in Button Auditorium.

After the welcome by Dr. Gerald DeMoss, several awards will be presented. 

Updates and brief announcements will be made, to be followed by Dr. Andrews’ address. 

Classes for the spring semester begin on Monday, Aug. 18.

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