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7:16 pm
Sat October 18, 2014

Dayton Powers Past Eagle Football 41-7

Freshman corner back Braylyn Cook
Credit MSU Athletics

Pioneer Football League leading rusher Connor Kacsor churned up 232 yards and scored four times to lead the Dayton football team to a 41-7 win over Morehead State Saturday (Oct. 18) at Welcome Stadium.

Kacsor scored on runs of 63, 61, 52 and 11 yards, capping all four of those Dayton drives of two plays or less. Dayton also added a 66-yard rushing TD late in the fourth period and scored all six times on the ground. The Flyers improved to 5-1 overall and 3-0 in the PFL with their sixth straight victory against MSU, which fell to 2-5 overall and 1-3 in the league.

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MSU Sports
7:10 pm
Sat October 18, 2014

Jacksonville State Edges MSU Volleyball in Three Sets

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Freshman outside hitter Allyson Zuhlke recorded 18 kills and a .536 attack percentage to help the Jacksonville State volleyball team score a 25-23, 25-20, 27-25 Ohio Valley Conference win over Morehead State on Saturday afternoon (Oct. 18) at Wetherby Gym.

The Gamecocks improve to 14-10 overall, 6-2 in league action and 4-5 on the road. The Eagles fall to 0-22 overall, 0-8 in conference play and 0-11 at home. Morehead State still holds a 14-11 all-time advantage against JSU. MSU had previously won eight straight in the series.

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Economic
1:58 pm
Sat October 18, 2014

Tech Jobs Offer Higher Paychecks

Credit Fox Business

A new report indicates the answer for higher personal income could be a career change.

Technology careers are paying big dividends, compared with other job sectors. The report from the human resources consulting firm Robert Half International projects almost 6 percent increase in starting salaries in the technology field.

The company's senior executive director, Paul McDonald, says his firm also predicts growth in traditional fields such as accounting and marketing, where technology is involved.

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Economic
1:45 pm
Sat October 18, 2014

Fleming County Schools to Raise Food Prices

Credit Nation Of Change

Students in the Fleming County School District will soon see a slight raise in some a la carte item prices in the cafeteria.

The changes include 75 cent for a main entree, 35 cent for an extra milk or juice, $1 for cheese stuffed bread sticks, ice cream and dessert and for adults there will be a 74 cent charge for peanut butter and crackers.

Fleming County Schools Food and Nutrition Director Jan Anderson said the price increase is due to the rising cost of food over the last year.

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Government/Politics
12:46 pm
Sat October 18, 2014

In-Person Absentee Voting Option Available During General Election

Credit Fort Worth Weekly

Eligible voters in many Kentucky counties may already cast absentee votes for the November 4, 2014, General Election in their county clerks’ offices. All counties will allow eligible voters to cast in-person absentee ballots at least 12 working days before the election.

Individuals who may be eligible to vote by in-person absentee ballot include:

• Military personnel, their dependents, and overseas citizens who are absent from the county on Election Day

• Military personnel confined to a base who learn of the confinement within seven days or less of the election

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Education
12:40 pm
Sat October 18, 2014

Public Library Videophone Unveiled

Videophone
Credit KY Forward

The Kentucky Commission on the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (KCDHH) and Lexington Public Library have partnered to offer a free public videophone access station for people who are deaf or hard of hearing.

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MSU Sports
12:33 pm
Sat October 18, 2014

Top Performances Highlight Cross Country at Bradley Classic

Credit MSU Athletics

Junior Jesse Moreno and senior Gary Monroe turned in top-15 finishes to lead the Morehead State men's cross country team to a ninth-place showing in the red race, while four women placed their names on the MSU 6K all-time top-performance list as both teams competed Friday (Oct. 17) at the Bradley Pink Classic at Newman Golf Course.

Moreno covered the 8K course with a time of 24:59.4 to place 11th, and Monroe crossed the finish line at 25:00.8, which was good for 14th.

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MSU Sports
12:25 pm
Sat October 18, 2014

SIU Edwardsville Escapes With 2-1 Win Over Soccer Eagles

Soccer held its "Morehead for a Cure" match Friday night.
Credit MSU Athletics

A 30-yard, bending shot over a retreating goalkeeper proved to be the difference as the SIU Edwardsville soccer team held on to defeat Morehead State 2-1 Friday (Oct. 17) at Jayne Stadium.

The Cougars improved to 8-5-1 overall and 5-1-0 in the Ohio Valley Conference, handing MSU its first home loss in seven matches this year. The Eagles slipped to 8-4-5 overall and 3-2-2 in the league.

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Arts/Culture
3:02 pm
Fri October 17, 2014

Al Jarreau on Sunday Night Jazz Showcase

Al Jarreau
Credit All About Jazz

Sunday Night Jazz Showcase

Program 41 (October 19 at 8:00PM)

The only vocalist in history to earn Grammy Music Awards in three different categories (jazz, pop, and R&B), Al Jarreau was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, on March 12, 1940. The son of a vicar, he earned his first performing experience singing in the church choir. After receiving his master's degree in psychology, Jarreau pursued a career as a social worker, but eventually he decided to relocate to Los Angeles and try his hand in show business, playing small clubs throughout the West Coast.

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Transportation
2:46 pm
Fri October 17, 2014

Secrest Crossing Open to Traffic

Credit Dickinson College

The bridge at Secrest Crossing in Fleming County has been replaced and is open to traffic.

Fleming County Judge-Executive Larry Foxworthy said the bridge replacement was completed last week and traffic flow has been restored.

According to Foxworthy, construction consisted of widening the bridge from 12 feet to 20 feet in order to make it safer for vehicles to travel, because the former bridge only allowed for one lane of traffic at a time.

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Health
2:32 pm
Fri October 17, 2014

Training Held to Enforce Domestic Violence Crimes

Credit WBNS

Attorney General Jack Conway and his Office of Victims Advocacy announced a week-long conference being held to train police and prosecutors on the current trends and issues involving crimes of domestic violence and sexual assault.  The conference continues through Oct. 17 at the Department of Criminal Justice Training Louisville field office, located on the University of Louisville’s Shelby Campus.

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MSU Sports
2:21 pm
Fri October 17, 2014

Light Up The Lot Draws Enthusiastic Crowd

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A large and enthusiastic crowd attended Morehead State's first-ever "Light Up The Lot" basketball preview event Thursday evening (Oct. 16) in the parking lot of the Academic-Athletic Center.

A special FlexCourt was erected during the day. Fans were treated to complimentary food.

The event, presented by the Kentucky National Guard, also featured performances by Morehead State's cheerleading and dance teams and an exhibition game with the Greek organization all-stars.

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Health
5:43 pm
Thu October 16, 2014

Lewis County Receives Obesity Grant

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A $1.8 million grant to help lower obesity numbers has been awarded to six counties in Kentucky, including Lewis County.

According to Lewis County Family and Consumer Science Extension Agent Sally Mineer, the grant, which comes from the United States Department of Health and Human Services, will allow for counties to put together programs in their area to promote a more healthy living.

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MSU Sports
5:27 pm
Thu October 16, 2014

Hogge Named OVC Men's Golfer of the Week

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Junior Logan Hogge, who posted Morehead State's best men's golf score in more than six years, has been named adidas Ohio Valley Conference Men's Golfer of the Week for the period of Oct. 8-14. The honor is MSU's first since Sept. 28, 2011.

Hogge, a native of Salt Lick, Ky., notched his best individual finish in 25 career events on Monday and Tuesday at the WKU Kenny Perry Invitational. He tallied rounds of 66, 78 and 72 at The Club at Olde Stone en route to a 216 and second place out of 66 individuals.

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Business
5:24 pm
Thu October 16, 2014

Made in Kentucky - Bowling Balls, Post-It Notes and Houseboats

At the Toyota plant in Georgetown, Kentucky, new cars start as huge balls of steel. Twenty hours later, they’re driven off the production line.
Credit American RadioWorks (Emily Hanford)

Did you know Kentucky is home to the largest peanut butter production facility in the world? That’s just one of thousands of products made in Kentucky.

While Kentucky is widely known for automobiles, bourbon and award-winning thoroughbreds, the Commonwealth is a melting pot for manufacturing.

Kentucky is home to more than 4,000 manufacturers, representing 220,000 jobs. Last year alone, more than 200 manufacturers announced new locations or expansions in the state. These projects are expected to create nearly 7,500 jobs and $2.2 billion in new investment.

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Education
3:43 pm
Thu October 16, 2014

Professor Emeritus Jay Flippin dies

MSU professor emeritus Jay Flippin

Morehead State University professor emeritus and music icon Jay Flippin, 68, of Morehead, passed away, Thursday, Oct. 16.

A Virginia native, Flippin earned a Bachelor of Music degree from Mars Hill (N.C.) College and a master’s degree from MSU. He retired in 2001 after teaching full-time for more than 31 years but continued to teach one class while writing, keeping a vigorous performance schedule and pursuing other avenues in music.

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Arts/Culture
10:55 am
Thu October 16, 2014

Costume contest, movie set for Halloween @ MSU

Continuing a “time-warped” Halloween tradition, Morehead State University’s Department of Art and Design, in partnership with ALLYance and the Caudill College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences will present its annual Costume Contest and Rocky Horror Picture Show film screening on Wednesday, Oct. 29, from 7-10 p.m. in the Claypool-Young Art Building. 

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Health Matters
2:45 pm
Wed October 15, 2014

Claire Snell-Rood show

Dr. Snell-Rood is an anthropologist, who researches rural and impoverished populations. She is especially interested in how attitude and culture affects health care decisions. Join us for her insights into mental health services access in Eastern Kentucky.

Tip: diagnosing a major depression requires more than two weeks depressed mood or a loss of interest or pleasure in daily activities. There are nine specific symptoms we look for, including weight change, sleep changes, activity changes, feelings of guilt or worthlessness, and difficulty concentrating.

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Transportation
1:32 pm
Wed October 15, 2014

Campaign Sign Policy Enforced on State Highways

Credit WAPT

With Election Day near, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet reminds candidates and their supporters that campaign signs are not allowed on state highway rights of way.

“Campaign signs should be displayed only on privately-owned property,” Transportation Secretary Mike Hancock said. “We want to support and encourage the democratic process, but not at the expense of our motorists’ safety.”

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Government/Politics
10:30 am
Wed October 15, 2014

Rowan County Candidate Forum Audio (10/14)

Audio from the 2014 Rowan County Candidate Forum, moderated by Chuck Mraz. A collaboration of the GFWC Morehead Women's Club, Morehead-Rowan County Chamber of Commerce, WKCA, WIVY, WMOR and WMKY. 

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Arts/Culture
12:33 pm
Mon October 13, 2014

Reader’s Notebook Archives: Week of Oct. 13th, 2014

Reader’s Notebook Archives: Week of Oct. 13th, 2014

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MSU Sports
11:32 am
Mon October 13, 2014

‘Light Up the Lot’ slated for Oct. 16

With the start of the 2014-15 basketball campaigns nearing, Morehead State University fans can get a jump start on the season with the inaugural "Light Up the Lot" preview event presented by the Kentucky National Guard, set for Thursday, Oct. 16, at 6 p.m.

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Arts/Culture
11:31 am
Mon October 13, 2014

‘Homegrown: Contemporary Kentucky Design & Illustration’ to open Oct. 15

The main gallery of Morehead State University's Claypool-Young Art Building will host “Homegrown: Contemporary Kentucky Design & Illustration,” Oct. 15-Nov. 25.

The display will feature the work of Kentucky illustrators and designers from Louisville, Lexington and Morehead.

An opening reception will be held Wednesday, Oct. 15, from 5-7 p.m.

The exhibition was co-juried by MSU alumnus Tim Jones, a creative director and graphic designer, who will make a presentation Oct. 15 at 7 p.m. in the Claypool-Young Art Building auditorium (room 111).  

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Arts/Culture
11:28 am
Mon October 13, 2014

Fall Choral Showcase Concert slated for Oct. 14

Morehead State University’s Concert Choir will host the 2014 Taco Fiesta Dinner Tuesday, Oct. 14, from 6:15-7:15 pm at the First Baptist Church, 123 East Main Street, Morehead.

Proceeds from the dinner will support the choir’s national and international tours. The meal will consist of beef, chicken, and vegi tacos; rice, beans, tortilla chips with salsa, and ice cream. Entertainment throughout the dinner will be provided by various soloists and ensembles.

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Arts/Culture
11:48 pm
Sat October 11, 2014

Denny Zeitlin

Denny Zeitlin
Credit All About Jazz

Sunday Night Jazz Showcase

Program 40 (October 12 at 8pm) ***NEW TIME***

Denny Zeitlin's parents were involved in both music and medicine. They started him on the piano at age two and he continued to study classical music while in elementary school, then began playing jazz in high school. Zeitlin began playing professionally in and around his hometown of Chicago as a teenager.

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Business
9:49 am
Fri October 10, 2014

Kentucky Celebrates October as Manufacturing Month

Jared Carroll worked on a new Camry in the trim section of the line that produces Camrys and Avalons at Toyota Motor Manufacturing Kentucky.
Credit Kentucky.com

Kentucky is paying tribute to one of its largest and most significant industries. Gov. Steve Beshear has proclaimed October as Manufacturing Month in the Commonwealth.

“From automobiles and aerospace parts to raw materials to food and beverages, Kentucky is at the heart of manufacturing in this country,” said Gov. Beshear. “Our products are enjoyed by people around the world, and that presence is growing. I want to thank all those who work tirelessly to make Kentucky manufacturing such a vital part of our state’s economy.”

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MSU Sports
5:57 pm
Thu October 9, 2014

Warner and Arrington Recognized by College Sports Madness

(L to R) Senior Angelo Warner and junior Brent Arrington
Credit MSU Athletics

Morehead State senior Angelo Warner and junior Brent Arrington have been tabbed by College Sports Madness as Preseason All-Ohio Valley Conference selections. Warner is a first-team honoree, while Arrington is a fourth-team choice.

Warner, a native of Orlando, is already 23rd on MSU's all-time scoring list with 1,133 points in 98 career games. He ranked sixth in the conference last season with a team-best 17.5 points per game and reached double figures in scoring on 31 occasions.

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Arts/Culture
4:06 pm
Tue October 7, 2014

Picture Kentucky Workshop Series

An annual workshop aimed at teaching students about photojournalism will be taking place in the Mason County community later this month.

The ‘Picture Kentucky Workshop Series’ will have participants aiming their lenses at residents and businesses to capture stories as a learning tool.  David Stephenson is in charge of the program.  He says there’s a lot more to the event than making photographs.

MSU Sports
9:10 am
Tue October 7, 2014

Former Eagle Hoops Standout Signs $60 Million Contract

Kenneth Faried
Credit MSU Athletics

Former Morehead State star Kenneth Faried has signed a five-year contract extension with the National Basketball Association's Denver Nuggets. The deal is worth $60 million, according to Yahoo! Sports, ESPN and several other national media outlets.

Faried, a 6-foot-8 forward, most recently helped the United States capture a gold medal in the FIBA (International Basketball Federation) World Cup. The U.S.A., which won all nine of its contests, has now secured an automatic bid to the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

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Education
9:21 am
Mon October 6, 2014

2014 MSU Homecoming Highlights

Morehead State University alumni and friends gathered on campus Oct. 2-4 to celebrate the 2014 Homecoming festivities. 

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