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Despite record-breaking performances on both sides of the ball, Morehead State football (2-6, 1-4 Pioneer Football League) fell to Jacksonville (3-3, 2-1 PFL) 61-49 on Saturday afternoon at Jayne Stadium.

Redshirt-freshman running back Trevor Jones made his presence known from the opening whistle, blowing all of his previous career-highs out of the water.

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Highlighted by five air scores of 580 or better, the Morehead State rifle team narrowly fell at 10th-ranked Mississippi on Saturday. The Eagles dropped the shoulder-to-shoulder match 4,642-4,604.

In air rifle, a trio of freshmen - Karly Potts (586), Sarah Fink (582) and Jesse Moyer (580) - helped the Eagles' cause to a team score of 2,328. Junior Haley Wilson (580) and freshman Alexa Potts (580) also got to the 580-plateau. Junior Dan Hall (579) and sophomore Brandon Bryer (579) were close as well.

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Morehead State volleyball finished with 68 digs and 14 blocks as they topped Southeast Missouri in four sets at Wetherby Gym on Saturday night. The Eagles downed the Redhawks, 25-22, 25-20, 19-25, 25-13.

With the win, the Eagles move to 9-14 overall and 5-5 in OVC play. The win also marked head coach Jaime Gordon's 250th at Morehead State.

Bryan Savage

Sunday Night Jazz Showcase

Program #139 (October 23 at 8:00PM)

After years of studio work in Los Angeles playing sax and flute on over 20 major label releases for such artists as Al Stewart, The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, The Amazing Rhythm Aces, Steve Martin and others, Bryan Savage is now building a strong following across the country as a solo artist on the National Smooth Jazz radio charts, as well as doing solo performances featuring tunes from his 7 international CD releases plus other popular tunes.

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Morehead State University’s Office of Environmental Health and Safety will present “Campus Sustainability Week,” Oct. 23-29.

Activities are open to campus and the Morehead community.

Monday, Oct. 24, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle Day – Mondays are the busiest day for the Morehead Community Recycling Center and volunteers are needed to help sort material. Come anytime between 8 a.m. to 4:30 pm. All volunteers who work at least one hour will receive a free Earthwise Eagles T-shirt and entered into a raffle for prizes.

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The 2016 Writing Eastern Kentucky Conference will be held Saturday, Nov. 5, from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. in Breckinridge Hall on the campus of Morehead State University.

The conference, sponsored annually by the Morehead State Writing Project, is targeted to meet the needs of both creative writers as well as teachers of academic writing. Creative writing sessions on poetry, fiction, and nonfiction writing will be available.

For educators, the conference features sessions that address the needs of Primary, Secondary, and Post-secondary students.

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Jen Swearington and Leslie Pearson, two creative entrepreneurs, will lecture and host workshops on the Morehead State University campus.

Swearington, owner of Jennythreads, will visit Oct.  26 and 27.  Jennythreads is a handmade fashion company from Asheville, North Carolina.  Swearington designs her line of art-to-wear clothing out of the Jennythreads retail store, exhibits and sells nationally at retail and wholesale markets, and teaches fashion and surface design at acclaimed art and craft schools.

Delta Dental of Kentucky

  Access to oral health care has increased since 2001, yet more children face urgent dental needs, according to a new study co-released today by Delta Dental of Kentucky and Kentucky Youth Advocates. The report, Making Smiles Happen: 2016 Oral Health Study of Kentucky's Youth, presents findings of the first oral health surveillance study of Kentucky children in 15 years. The report was released today at the Interim Joint Committee on Health and Welfare in Frankfort, Kentucky.

The Kentucky State Park Foundation has approved transportation grants for students at six schools who will be visiting state parks during the current school year. 

The KSPF’s “Inside Out Education” initiative allows schools to seek the grant that allows students to learn about the environment, history or culture at a Kentucky State Park. During the last two years, the program has awarded 34 grants allowing 2,064 Kentucky students to visit a state park.

Ghost Walk At White Hall Starts Oct. 20

Oct 20, 2016

White Hall State Historic Site will present the 23rd  theatrical production of “Ghost Walk, Ghosts & Goodbyes,” featuring the Eastern Kentucky University Theatre Department and alumni cast members from past productions starting Oct. 20. 

This long-running show is a must-see for history and theater buffs alike.  Each year the mansion, the Clay family and others relive a snippet of their lives for an informative and entertaining live production.

George Ella Lyon’s term as Kentucky Poet Laureate has only a few months remaining, but the Harlan County native’s story collection project, “‘Where I’m From’: A Poetry of Place,” will live beyond her tenure as the state’s literary ambassador.

Lyon’s goal with the project is to collect, from each of Kentucky’s 120 counties, individual stories fashioned on “Where I’m From,” her iconic 1993 poem that has been used as a model for poetry writing in communities around the world.

Report: Kentucky 16th Deadliest State for Gun Violence

Oct 19, 2016
Public News Service

Kentucky ranks 16th worst in the nation for gun violence according to a new report, with someone killed with a gun every 15 hours in the Commonwealth. Researchers with the Center for American Progress looked at ten different types of gun violence from 2005 to 2014, including suicides, homicides, and mass shootings.

Report co-author and vice president of guns and crime policy at the Center for American Progress, Chelsea Parsons, said the states with the strictest gun laws had the lowest levels of violence.

In recent years the Kentucky Arts Council’s Arts Access Assistance grant has supported programs for senior citizens, Appalachian communities and Kentuckians with disabilities. For the 2017 fiscal year, the grant will focus on serving, through the arts, children with one or more parents who, for a variety of reasons, are separated from the family home for a long-term period.

Those reasons can include military deployment, long-term healthcare issues, incarceration or other institutionalization.

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Continuing a “time-warped” Halloween tradition, Morehead State University’s Department of Art and Design, Arts and Humanities Council and Spectrum will present its annual Costume Contest and Rocky Horror Picture Show film screening on Wednesday, Oct. 26, from 7 to 10 p.m. in the Claypool-Young Art Building.

The campus and community are invited to express themselves through costume during the contest to be held in the main gallery of Claypool-Young. The celebration starts at 7 p.m. with refreshments and live music; and the costume parade and judging begins at 7:45 p.m.

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Morehead State University's Space Science Center will host a debate featuring American and Russian perspectives on the Cold War. The event will be held at the SSC’s Star Theater Wednesday, Oct. 19, at 7:30 p.m.

Dr. Larry Goldstein show

Oct 19, 2016

Kentucky ranks eighth in the nation in our rate of stroke; we lose over 2000 Kentuckians every year to this disease. The risk factors are very similar to those for heart disease and include high blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol, smoking, obesity, and sedentary lifestyle. We can do a much better job preventing strokes if we understand what causes them. Dr. Larry Goldstein, Chair of the Department of Neurology at UK is our guest.

Race for State Legislative Getting Expensive

Oct 18, 2016
Ledger Independent

The race to fill the state House seat vacated by the retirement of State Rep. Mike Denham is not cheap, according to information filed with the Kentucky Registry of Election Finance by candidates.

The latest reports filed by 70th House District candidates Democrat John Sims and Republican John VanMeter show the price of running for public office. The 32-day pre (election) reports were filed on Oct. 7 by both campaigns.

Flemingsburg Drug Collection Oct. 15-22

Oct 18, 2016

The Police Department will be collecting prescription medications every day between Oct. 15-22.

Flemingsburg Police Chief Randy Sergent said the department normally allows collection every Saturday between 8 a.m.-5 p.m., but for one week, the collection will be open every day.

"The (Drug Enforcement Agency) does a national push twice a year to collect prescription medications safely," Sergent said. "They do it one weekend in the spring and one in the fall. Our office thought we would add to that weekend and just make it a whole week."

Closing Kentucky's Academic Achievement Gap

Oct 18, 2016
Cronkite News

The recently released Kentucky Department of Education’s accountability scorecard shows that the state’s public schools continue to make significant gains. College and career readiness scores increased to 68.5 percent, and more than 800 schools are now classified as either proficient or distinguished.

And while student proficiency scores also increased across a range of subjects and grade levels, significant disparities in performance persist.

Jobs and Wages: Kentucky's Latest Trends

Oct 18, 2016
Reliable Plant

In the aggregate, data show that the American economy has made significant strides in recovering from the depths of the Great Recession.

Kentucky as a whole has shared in those gains, but whether specific individuals have benefited largely depends on where they live in the commonwealth and the type of work they do.

Assistance for Victims of Sexual Abuse and Domestic Violence

Oct 18, 2016

One Kentucky nonprofit is working to ensure that victims of sexual assault are more likely to see justice served, while another organization is helping those fleeing domestic violence situations secure the financial resources they need to stay safe.

Representatives from the Kentucky Association of Sexual Assault Programs and the Kentucky Coalition Against Domestic Violence appeared on KET’s Connections to discuss their work and several of their legislative priorities for the 2017 General Assembly session.

Kentucky Arts Council

Recipients of the 2016 Governor’s Awards in the Arts, the state’s highest honors in the arts, will each receive a handmade platter created by Kentucky Crafted artist Matthew Gaddie of Bardstown.

Conner, Johnson, Unger formally Inducted into Athletic Hall of Fame

Oct 17, 2016
Morehead State Athletics

Three former Eagles were formally inducted into the Morehead State Athletic Hall of Fame on Friday night. The 2016 class includes Paul Conner, Shawn Johnson, and Craig Unger.

Conner, one of the best offensive tackles to play for the Eagles, Johnson, the 1985 OVC Baseball Player of the Year, and Unger, a two-time Pioneer Football League Defensive Player of the Year, were also recognized on Saturday during Morehead State's Homecoming game against Pioneer Football League foe Marist.

Gahafer Sets Multiple Passing Records in Overtime Loss to Marist

Oct 17, 2016
Morehead State Athletics

In a back-and-forth contest decided by a 32-yard touchdown pass in overtime, Morehead State football (2-5, 1-3 Pioneer Football League) dropped a 44-41 Homecoming game heartbreaker to Marist on Saturday afternoon at Jayne Stadium.

Rifle Opens 2016-17 Season with School-record Effort Against VMI

Oct 17, 2016
Morehead State Athletics

Morehead State rifle opened its 2016-17 season in style Saturday, setting school records for aggregate and air rifle totals in defeating Virginia Military Institute.

The Eagles fired an aggregate total of 4,612, eclipsing the previous school standard of 4,607 set at the 2015 Ohio Valley Conference Championships. MSU also nudged off the previous air rifle school record by two points, totaling 2,326. The VMI mixed team finished at 4,501, and the VMI women's squad scored a 4,426.

Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife

The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources encourages youngsters – and the young at heart – to put on their costumes and join the Salato Wildlife Education Center staff in Frankfort for the best trick-or-treat experience in town on Saturday, Oct. 29.

Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife

Doug Travis Wildlife Management Area (WMA) in Hickman and Carlisle counties will hold a special quota hunt for one blind accessible by mobility-impaired hunters.

This opportunity became available after the publication deadline of the current Kentucky Hunting Guide for Waterfowl. It is not listed with the other mobility impaired quota hunts cited in the guide.

Kentucky Attorney General's Office

Attorney General Andy Beshear and House lawmakers today announced plans to strengthen a Kentucky insurance law and better protect Kentucky families across the Commonwealth.

The pre-filed legislation, filed today by sponsors Rep. Chris Harris, of Forrest Hills, and Rep. Darryl Owens, of Louisville, defends the Kentucky Unclaimed Life Insurance Benefits Act by enforcing an effective date and outlining action steps for insurers.

Office of the Governor of Kentucky

Gov. Matt Bevin, Haas Automation and local leaders have announced plans for an advanced computer numeric control (CNC) training facility at eKentucky Advanced Manufacturing Institute (eKAMI) in Paintsville. The facility is a critical component to workforce readiness and recruitment of unemployed coal miners.


Morehead State Public Radio's (WMKY - 90.3FM) Fall Fundraiser and Membership Drive continues through Friday, October 21. Your tax deductible gift supports local programming, operations and student work-studies. Help support MSPR by becoming a new member or renew your gift today by calling 606-783-2001 or 1-800-286-9659.