On Saturday, Dec. 6, visitors to the Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea will experience the arts through demonstrations, book signings and music as Wyman Rice, of Lexington, demonstrates his sculptural hand-built pottery, Stephen M. Vest and James B. Goode sign copies of Kentucky’s Twelve Days of Christmas, and musicians Kyle Meadows and Tisa McGraw, of Cold Spring, fill the air with holiday favorites.
Attorney General Jack Conway is urging the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to update the Telemarketing Sales Rule to reflect the realities of today’s marketplace and give consumers more protections against unscrupulous telemarketers.
In a letter sent to the FTC, Attorney General Conway and 37 other attorneys general asked the agency to update the Telemarketing Sales Rule to further protect consumers from the continued prevalence of telemarketing fraud and abuse.
Jade Flory, a senior forward on the Morehead State soccer team, has been named a Second-Team Capital One Academic All-American by the College Sports Information Directors of America. She becomes MSU's first Academic All-American, in any sport, since 2011.
"I am really proud of Jade and everything she has accomplished," Head Coach Warren Lipka said. "This is a very prestigious honor for academics and athletics. Jade is the true meaning of a student-athlete. She competes at a high level, takes academics seriously and gives back to the community."
Morehead State senior guard Almesha Jones tied a 34-year-old single-game assist record to lead three Morehead State players with double-doubles as the Eagle women's basketball team raced past Brescia (Ky.) 98-68 Monday (Nov. 24) at Johnson Arena.
The Ohio Valley Conference Eagles halted a two-game losing skid and improved to 3-2. The Bearcats, who play in the NAIA Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, slipped to 2-6.
The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) has temporarily suspended installation of the ET-Plus guardrail end treatment, pending results of new crash tests mandated by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA).
Trinity notified state departments of transportation that it would stop shipment of ET-Plus units until testing is completed. KYTC has de-listed the ET-Plus as a permitted option for installation or replacement of Type 1 guardrail end treatments.
The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources this week stocked 500 muskies measuring 13 inches apiece in the lake. While the lake is not slated to receive annual stockings of this species, department personnel will add muskellunge when excess fish are available from state hatcheries.
Dewey Lake was once home to the state record tiger muskie, a hybrid cross between muskellunge and the northern pike. The fish that went into the lake this week are pure muskies. The lake is within the native range of muskies in the state.
The American men's basketball team turned 22 turnovers into 24 points and scored a 51-46 non-conference victory over Morehead State on Sunday afternoon (Nov. 23) at the Thomas Assembly Center. The game was part of a four-team Coaches vs. Cancer Classic round robin.
American, which is the defending Patriot League Tournament champion, improves to 3-2 overall and 2-0 on a neutral floor. The Eagles, who compete in the Ohio Valley Conference, slip to 2-4 overall and 1-1 on a neutral court. It was the first-ever meeting between the two programs.
Morehead State University, University of Kentucky, Northern Kentucky University, and Murray State University will receive the Improving Educator Quality (IEQ) funds for seven research-based professional development projects.
The Louisiana Tech men's basketball team limited Morehead State to 33 percent from the field on its way to a 73-64 victory on Friday evening (Nov. 21) at the Thomas Assembly Center. The game was part of a four-team Coaches vs. Cancer Classic round robin.
The Bulldogs, who play in Conference USA, improve to 2-1 overall and 1-0 at home. The Eagles, who compete in the Ohio Valley Conference, slip to 1-3 overall and 0-3 on the road. The win was Louisiana Tech's first over Morehead State in six all-time meetings.
The quick-strike Charlotte football team scored on six drives of 90 seconds or less and defeated Morehead State 52-14 Saturday (Nov. 22) at Jerry Richardson Stadium.
The 49ers finished the season 5-6, while the Eagles concluded the 2014 campaign 4-8. It was Charlotte's final game at the Football Championship Subdivision independent level before moving to Conference USA next season.
The 49er defense picked off MSU sophomore quarterback Austin Gahafer on the Eagles' first three drives.
A man posing as an employee of a cable company in order to cash fake payroll checks has scammed one local business out of more than $300.
On Friday, the Mason County Sheriff's Office reposted a photo of the man to its Facebook page. The photo, taken from a Lexington news station, shows a white male wearing a blue and white stripe polo-style shirt entering a liquor store.
Landowners on the route of proposed natural gas pipelines in West Virginia and Virginia have a good legal basis for denying the companies permission to survey on their land, according to legal experts.
Pipeline companies who want to build lines through West Virginia and neighboring Virginia have told some landowners they can survey on their land without the landowners' permission. Legal experts, however, say those companies don't have that right - yet.
Attorney Joe Lovett with Appalachian Mountain Advocates says pipelines can only claim eminent domain, and the right to survey without permission, when they prove their projects serve a genuine public need. He says the pipeline companies in question haven't done that.
Once a year, Morehead State University students, staff and faculty step back in time and place to medieval Europe to present “Ye Olde Madrigal Feaste.”
The community is invited to spend an evening in the company of the lords and ladies, knights and naves, and jesters and jugglers. Preparations are now under way for the musical, visual and culinary celebration, scheduled to be held Thursday and Friday, Dec. 4-5.
As we head into the holiday season, there can be added stress, especially for thousands of Kentuckians caring for a loved one.
For the past four years, Charles Williams of LaGrange has cared for his Aunt Cookie, who turns 90 later this month, and Uncle Raymond, who passed away in February. Williams said he handles their finances and routinely makes the 10-hour drive to their home in Virginia.
"I do it because I love them," he said. "I wouldn't be where I am today if it wasn't for them."
Children half the smoking age are reportedly laboring in tobacco fields across the burley belt. It’s hard to tell how many or how old they are, but one study found one in 10 working in North Carolina's tobacco is younger than 18.
Baldemar Velasquez, president of the AFL-CIO's Farm Labor Organizing Committee, says the pattern is similar in Kentucky.
He says children work to help their families get by, typically starting in their early teens, but sometimes much younger.
Junior Farad Cobb erupted for a game-high 24 points on 6-of-9 from three-point range in his second career Division I game, and the Cincinnati men's basketball team recorded a 69-61 victory over Morehead State on Wednesday evening (Nov. 19) at Fifth Third Arena.
The American Athletic Conference Bearcats open the season with their second straight home win. The Ohio Valley Conference Eagles slip to 1-2 on the campaign and 0-2 on the road. Cincinnati also moves to 11-2 in the series with its seventh consecutive victory over MSU.
The Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS) will kick off its tobacco-free campaign today (Nov. 20) as people around the state and nation participate in the American Cancer Society’s Great American Smokeout.
The KCTCS System Office in Versailles will enforce the ban on January 1 for all staff and visitors. Smoking cessation classes will be offered to System Office employees Jan. 15 through April 9. Several KCTCS colleges already are tobacco-free and the others will become tobacco-free in 2015.
The fifth annual “Craft Bizarre,” a student-run art and craft sale, will be held Thursday and Friday, Dec. 4-5, in the gallery of Morehead State University’s Claypool-Young Art Building.
The event is free and open to the public.
Featuring art and craft 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 6 p.m. and Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Sean Woods, who is in his third season as the head men's basketball coach at Morehead State, will be included in an ESPN 30 for 30 documentary on Selection Sunday in March. Woods played at Kentucky from 1989-92 and has been coaching at the collegiate level since 2003.
ESPN's documentary is titled "'I Hate Christian Laettner" and features the former Duke star. Laettner hit one of the most memorable shots in NCAA Tournament history, helped the Blue Devils to two NCAA national championships and played 13 seasons in the National Basketball Association.