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Versatile.

That, in a word, describes Eriel McKee.

McKee has done a little bit of almost everything to help the Morehead State women's basketball team.

A 5-foot-10 junior from Anderson County, McKee has scored 922 career points and counting.

Yet, she says rebounding is what she does best.

Safety Improvements to Begin on KY 36 in Bath County

Jan 23, 2017
Kentucky Transportation Cabinet

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is beginning an $850,000 highway safety improvement project along KY 36 in northwest Bath County.

 

The project involves replacing more than 50 drainage pipes under KY 36, paving and guardrail installation, which will allow for wider shoulders and improved crash recovery.

 

Morehead State University

Morehead State men's basketball added to its hot streak of now five wins in the past six outings, defeating Eastern Kentucky by a final score of 80-54 in front of a raucous crowd on Saturday night at Johnson Arena.

"We put goals on the (locker room) board every game, and we accomplished a bunch of those goals tonight," said interim head Preston Spradlin. "As a result, you get a really big win in front of a special crowd."

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After falling in back-to-back contests for the first time all season, Morehead State women's basketball (15-5, 5-2 Ohio Valley Conference) righted the ship with an 80-54 win over in-state rival Eastern Kentucky (7-12, 4-2 OVC) on Saturday at Johnson Arena.

"We're excited to get the 'W,'" said head coach Greg Todd. "(Eastern Kentucky) is a good team. We have a lot of respect for them."

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Buddy DeFranco

Jan 20, 2017
All About Jazz

Sunday Night Jazz Showcase

Program #150 (January 22 at 8:00PM)

Buddy DeFranco is one of the great clarinetists of all time and, until the rise of Eddie Daniels, he was indisputably the top clarinetist to emerge since 1940. It was DeFranco's misfortune to be the best on an instrument that after the swing era dropped drastically in popularity and, unlike Benny Goodman and Artie Shaw, he has never been a household name for the general public.

Kentuckians Headed to DC for Women's March

Jan 20, 2017
Public News Service

Donald Trump will be greeted by a massive, grassroots human rights rally during his first full day in office as president this Saturday.

The Women's March on Washington will draw people from across the country, including Kentucky.

Stephanie Morris plans to make an overnight bus trip to the nation's capital with others from the Bowling Green area. She says it's her way of registering a peaceful protest against the new president's policies and actions.

kyforward.com

It’s often said these are the good old days for deer hunting in Kentucky, but for those of a certain age, or new to hunting, it’s all they have ever known.

The world was tip-toeing into a new millennium the last time Kentucky’s deer harvest did not break 100,000 for a season. The 2016-17 season cleared that mark and surpassed 130,000 for the fifth consecutive season.

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  A groundbreaking for a new recreational trail at Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park will be held on Saturday, Jan. 21, at 1 p.m.

The 8.5-mile trail will be open to hikers, runners, mountain bikers and wildlife enthusiasts. The groundbreaking will take place at the park’s horse stables, where the trail starts and ends.

The work has been carried out by volunteers and is expected to be completed in the spring. Natural obstacles will await mountain bikers along with easier routes designed for novice riders and those on foot.

wkyt.com

  Kentucky’s seasonally adjusted preliminary unemployment rate was unchanged from November 2016 to December 2016 at 4.8 percent, according to the Office of Employment and Training (OET), an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.

The preliminary December 2016 jobless rate was 0.9 percentage points lower than the 5.7 percent rate recorded for the state in December 2015.

The U.S. seasonally adjusted jobless rate for December 2016 was 4.7 percent, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. 

Kentucky.gov

Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes this week met with Chinese Embassy officials to continue to cultivate the economic and cultural relationship between Kentucky and the People's Republic of China. Grimes is Kentucky's chief business official.

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Nearly 300 Kentucky Guardsmen are scheduled to assist local agencies with the 58th Presidential Inauguration in Washington, D.C.

Seth Walker

Jan 20, 2017
National Association of Broadcasters

Muddy Bottom Blues

Program #89 (January 20 at 8:00PM)

A soulful singer, a skilled songwriter, and a guitarist with a sharp, clear tone, Seth Walker didn't come to the blues and R&B by the normal path, whatever the normal path might be -- he grew up in a two-family commune in rural North Carolina and began his musical path at three years old as a cellist.

Both his father and mother were classically trained musicians, and Walker's childhood was full of classical music, but there was also plenty of country, rock, and pop thrown in there, too.

Report: KY Gets D-Minus Grade for Women's Poverty, Opportunity

Jan 18, 2017
Public News Service

A higher percentage of Kentucky women face dire economic straits than in most other parts of the country, according to research on the status of women.

The report from the Institute for Women's Policy Research gives Kentucky a D-minus on poverty and opportunity.

The study finds the number of Kentucky women living below the federal poverty level has risen over the last decade, reaching almost 19 percent in 2015.

Seeking New Voice for Seniors in Kentucky

Jan 18, 2017
Public News Service

Kentucky's population is aging and the organization best known for representing people 50 and over is seeking a new spokesman.

AARP Kentucky, with 470,000 members statewide, is looking for its next volunteer state president.

Rich Stonestreet has been state president in neighboring West Virginia for three years. He describes the role as the "public face" of the group.

The Ledger Independent

Installation of new decorative lighting across the Simon Kenton Memorial Bridge in downtown Maysville is nearly complete.

With 144 new LED fixtures in place, contractors are now finalizing electrical connections and other work. Testing could occur within the next couple of weeks, weather permitting.

Dr. Jicha is what everyone hopes a medical professor will be:  a person so fully invested in his patients and his scientific research that he sees both clinical care and research work as the same thing – trying to help his patients. Enjoy an hour with him as he explains risk factors, prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of Alzheimer’s disease.

Tip:  Alzheimer's disease is the sixth leading cause of death in Kentucky.  We have 69,000 people with Alzheimer’s disease, and over 1400 Kentuckians died of Alzheimer’s disease in 2013.

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MSU Athletics

Morehead State men's basketball (7-11, 3-2 Ohio Valley Conference) picked up an 87-85 win over Tennessee State (12-6, 3-2 OVC) in a down-to-the-wire thriller on Saturday night.

Tied at 85 with the game's final 10 seconds ticking away, DeJuan Marrero received the ball on the high post and began backing his man down to the basket. The Tennessee State defense collapsed, allowing Marrero to find senior forward Treshaad Williams with a window of open space underneath the basket.

Morehead State University

Morehead State University’s Office of Student Activities, Inclusion and Leadership Development has announced a week-long celebration to commemorate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Jan. 16-19.

The commemoration of the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. encompasses a slate of events organized by faculty, staff, and students. Activities include various educational programs to encourage active participation by the campus and nearby community.

MLK Celebration Schedule of Events:

Monday, Jan. 16

The Lane Report

Gov. Matt Bevin has presented five Kentuckians with the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 2017 Leadership Award in Frankfort. The event, hosted by the Martin Luther King Jr. State Commission, recognizes individuals who embody Dr. King's life and work, and who have made an exemplary contribution toward his legacy of service.

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Songs of Coal Mining

Jan 13, 2017
Kentucky Coal Mining

Muddy Bottom Blues

Program #88 (January 13 at 8:00PM)

This program of Muddy Bottom Blues will feature “Black Dust, Dark Tunnels & Hard Lives: Songs of Coal Mining” with traditional, folk, blues and Americana music from Norman Blake, Johnny Cash, Hazel Dickens, Tom T. Hall, Johnson Mountain Boys, Loretta Lynn, John Prine, Darrell Scott, Ralph Stanley II, Steep Canyon Rangers, Keith Whitley and others.

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Inscape, Morehead State University’s literary and visual art publication, is accepting writing submissions for its 60th year anniversary edition.

A contest is being held for best writing for the interior of the publication. The deadline to submit for the writing portion Jan. 31.

MSU Athletics

Morehead State men's basketball (6-11, 2-2 Ohio Valley Conference) dropped an 84-78 decision to Belmont (10-4, 4-0 OVC) Thursday night, despite an electric atmosphere in the season's first nationally televised game at Johnson Arena.

Down four with 22 seconds to go, Morehead State guard Xavier Moon grabbed a crucial rebound off the front end of a one-and-one at the defensive end. Miguel Dicent received the outlet pass, but came up short on a tightly contested jumper after 10 seconds of steadfast defense from the Bruins.

Tampa Bay Times

The Kentucky Department for Public Health (DPH), within the Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS) is raising the influenza (flu) level in the state from “regional” to “widespread.”

Widespread activity is the highest level of flu activity, which indicates increased flu-like activity or flu outbreaks in at least half of the regions in the state.

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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will draw down Fishtrap Lake in Pike County 22 feet below winter pool by Jan. 23 to conduct maintenance on Fishtrap Lake Dam.

The maintenance activities will concentrate on the withdrawal gate’s hydraulic system and the emergency bulkheads on the intake tower of the dam.

MSU Athletics

Morehead State defensive lineman Colt Briggs was one of 44 athletes named to the Football Championship Subdivision Athletic Directors Association Academic All-Star Team.

Briggs, a redshirt junior from Wilmington, Ohio, was also named Second-Team Academic All-American by the College Sports Information Directors of America, was a First-Team CoSIDA Academic All-District II pick and was Second-Team Academic All-PFL. Briggs has a 3.80 GPA in biomedical science.

MSU Athletics

After compiling a string of at least nine straight wins for only the fourth time in school history, Morehead State women's basketball (14-4, 4-1 Ohio Valley Conference) dropped a 69-66 road test to Tennessee State (7-7, 2-2 OVC) in dramatic fashion on Wednesday night.

Down 68-58 with under 40 seconds to go, KayK Tate ignited an 8-0 run by the Eagles via her second three-pointer of the contest. After Brianna McQueen nailed a jumper from long range with 13.4 tics on the clock, Darianne Seward immediately forced a jump ball with Morehead State down 68-66.

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MSU Athletics

With its longest winning streak since the 1978-79 season still intact, Morehead State women's basketball (14-3, 4-0 Ohio Valley Conference) visits Tennessee State (6-7, 1-2 OVC) on Wednesday at 7 p.m. ET.

Four games into an unblemished conference slate, the Eagles lead the OVC in scoring defense, scoring margin, field goal percentage defense, three-point field goal percentage defense, rebounding offense, blocked shots, assists, turnover margin, and defensive rebounds. Morehead State is the only team besides Belmont with a 4-0 record in OVC play.

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