Kentucky Afield TV Host Tim Farmer to Retire

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Twenty years ago, viewers of Kentucky Afield tuned their televisions to a most unusual sight: a new, unknown host named Tim Farmer pulling back a bowstring with his teeth and shooting a shotgun one handed, hitting his targets with ease.

On Dec. 31, Farmer, the high energy, folksy host who never let his injured arm hold him back, will retire from the show after decades of bringing the best of the state’s outdoors to viewers every week on Kentucky Educational Television (KET).

MSU Athletics

The Morehead State Eagles defeated the Southern Miss Golden Eagles, 61-46, on Saturday afternoon at Johnson Arena. Morehead State improves to 4-1 on the season, while Southern Miss falls to 0-4.

"We didn't shoot particularly well today, but we shared the ball exceptionally well and shots just didn't fall," said head coach Sean Woods.

Nashville Arts

Sunday Night Jazz Showcase

Program #98 (November 29 at 8:00PM)

With its roots in gospel, doo wop, and the sophisticated jazz-influenced singing groups of mid-century America (such as the Hi-Los), the a cappella vocal group Take 6 is both a throwback to an earlier, more genteel era of American music and a precursor for a number of black male pop groups of the '90s, most notably Boyz II Men.

Its members include David Thomas, Alvin Chea, Cedric Dent, Mark Kibble, Claude V. McKnight III, and Joey Kibble (who replaced Mervyn Warren).


Muddy Bottom Blues

Program #55 (November 20 at 8:00PM)

Elvis Presley was born on January 8, 1935 in Tupleo, Mississippi. Elvis moved to Memphis by his teens, where he absorbed the vibrant melting pot of Southern popular music in the form of blues, country, bluegrass, and gospel.

Salute to Matt Bevins show

Nov 25, 2015

Kentucky made history as the earliest and most enthusiastic adopter of the Affordable Care Act.  Now, we may make history again as the first state to dismantle or modify ACA provisions.  Looking forward, what will happen to Kentucky’s Medicaid recipients?  Obviously, we haven’t a clue, but we’re a radio show, so why not talk about it anyway?  We also discuss careers in marijuana dispensing and the rise of retail clinics.


MSU Athletics

A very balanced offensive attack led the Morehead State men's basketball team past the Marshall Thundering Herd on Tuesday night in Johnson Arena, by a final score of 85-61.

The Eagles advance to 3-1 on the season while the Herd fell to 0-2. It marked the third straight win for MSU over Marshall in the long running series.

MSU Athletics

For the second straight week, Morehead State freshman guard Miranda Crockett has been named the OVC Freshman of the Week.

Last week against Georgia State, Crockett became the third player in the NCAA this season to record a triple-double. She accumulated 15 points, 12 rebounds, and 10 assists in the 99-90 victory over the Panthers, helping the Eagles to their first road win of the year.

Her performance against No. 13 Kentucky also brought added attention as the 5'8" guard scored 14 points and snatched eight rebounds against a much taller Wildcat squad.

MSU Athletics

The Morehead State women's basketball team made it two straight wins with a lopsided victory over Div. III Mount St. Jospeh (Ohio.) at Johnson Arena, 117-53. The 64-point victory is the largest in MSU history and the Eagles have now scored 100-plus points in three of five games.

The win moves the Eagles record to 3-2.

"We have great balance right now, there probably isn't too many teams in the country who have six players averaging double digit points per game," said Head Coach Greg Todd.

MSU Athletics

Morehead State senior wide receiver Tanner Napier has been named Pioneer Football League Co-Offensive Player of the Week.

Napier, a native of Lexington, Ky., hauled in seven catches for a career-best 149 yards in the Eagles' 20-17 season finale victory at Marist. Napier scored the games' first touchdown on a 44-yard pass from junior slot receiver Jake Raymond.

Napier finished the 2015 season with 56 catches for 760 yards and six scores. The transfer from Pikeville (Ky.) amassed 1,323 yards and nine touchdowns in just two seasons with the Eagles.

Morehead State University’s Kentucky Center for Traditional Music will present “Sounds of Our Heritage,” an evening of traditional music at the Morehead Conference Center, Tuesday, Dec. 1, at 7 p.m.

This event is the fall semester’s finale concert by ensemble classes offered at the Center in styles such as Bluegrass, Old Time Country, String Band, Western Swing and the traditions of Ballad and Shape Note Hymn Singing.


Kentucky House Speaker Greg Stumbo pre-filed legislation that, if passed, would ensure that no business could acquire more than one horse-racing license except under special circumstances in Kentucky.

“I want to make sure that we keep the playing field level when it comes to who owns our horse-racing tracks,” said Speaker Stumbo, D-Prestonsburg.  “We have a system that is second-to-none in the world, and my goal is preserve the integrity of horse racing and make it more competitive.  This will guarantee the diversity of ownership of racing licenses.”

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet

More than 300 people attended a public meeting on November 19 to hear updated details on two options under consideration for extending the Mountain Parkway between Salyersville and Prestonsburg.

No decision has been made on whether to widen the parkway along the existing corridor (KY 114) or build a new road along a cross-country corridor to the north of KY 114. However, further studies over the last few months allowed the project team to refine plans and provide more details about the two routes.

MSU Athletics

Freshman guard Miranda Crockett recorded her first career triple-double, senior guard Natalie Greenwell set a career high with 26 points and junior guard Aaliyah Wells had a career-best 21 points in Morehead State women's basketball's 99-90 victory over Georgia State at the GSU Sports Arena Saturday night.

MSU improved to 2-2 on the season with its first road win of the season, and the Panthers fell to 1-2.

MSU Athletics

Sophomore kicker Shavi Bash kicked the game-winning field goal with 16 seconds left Saturday as the Morehead State football team finished the 2015 season with a 20-17 victory at Marist.

Bash, who missed a pair of attempts earlier in the game, drilled the game-winner from the middle of the field following a pass from junior quarterback Austin Gahafer to junior slot receiver Jake Raymond to the 20-yard line.

Lee Konitz

Nov 20, 2015
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Sunday Night Jazz Showcase

Program #97 (November 22 at 8:00PM)

Alto saxophonist Lee Konitz has always had a strong musical curiosity that has led him to consistently take chances, usually quite successfully.

Early on he studied clarinet, switched to alto, and played with Jerry Wald. Konitz gained some attention for his solos with Claude Thornhill & His Orchestra (1947). He began studying with Lennie Tristano, who had a big influence on his conception and approach to improvising.

If you missed the recent public meeting about ways to improve travel between Vanceburg and Morehead, it’s not too late to make comments on the Transportation Cabinet’s future highway plans.

Comments will be accepted until Dec. 4 on the KY 59, KY 344 and KY 377 planning study. See the “Active Planning Studies” online at:

MSU Athletics

The Morehead State volleyball team's season came to a close on Thursday afternoon as they fell in three sets to Belmont in the first round of the OVC Tournament. They lost 18-25, 21-25, 22-25.

"It leaves a tough taste in your mouth, especially when these women put so much into the season," said head coach Jaime Gordon. "They've fought hard and they've stayed together all season, so this loss hurts for them, but at the same time I'm extremely proud of them."

The 2015 Ye Olde Madrigal Feaste will be held Thursday December 3rd and Friday December 4th beginning at 6 p.m. with a wine and cheese reception and holiday music on the third floor of the Adron Doran University Center. The dinner will begin at 7 p.m. in the Crager Room.

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Morehead State Public Radio has named Mihaela Maynard as the new host for Sin Fronteras.

Presented in both Spanish and English, Sin Fronteras brings cultures together to educate, inform and entertain.

Broadcast on the third Friday of each month on WMKY (90.3FM), the next program of Sin Fronteras can be heard at 7 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 20.

Through music and conversation, Sin Fronteras explores the Hispanic culture, history and its people.

Morehead State University's Steven Middleton, instructor of mass communication, will have a screening of “Commonwealth Curiosities: An Ode to Kentucky’s Unique Attractions Volume Two” at CoffeeTree Books 159 E Main Street Morehead., Wednesday, Dec. 2 at 6 p.m.

The documentary focuses on the old American roadside attractions and curiosities in Kentucky. The screening is free and open to the public.

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Salute to Kristi Show

Nov 19, 2015

Kristi likes our Facebook page. A lot. Common sense like that should be celebrated, and that’s why we titled our show. We talk about 3-D printing, sleep apnea, dietary supplements, and the benefits of chronic pain.

Tip: the clues to sleep apnea include snoring, feeling tired, having high blood pressure, BMI greater than 35, male gender and a large neck size. Take the StopBang questionnaire to assess your risk.


The StopBang questionnaire

The Recorder

With salt stockpiled and snow removal priority routes established, Kentucky Department of Highways District 9 crews are once again ready for winter weather duty.

At this time, District 9 has about 22,000 tons of salt and 75 snow plows, salt spreaders and other equipment on hand across Bath, Boyd, Carter, Elliott, Fleming, Greenup, Lewis, Mason, Nicholas and Rowan counties to keep 2,000 miles of state highways passable during inclement weather.

MSU Athletics

In the Morehead State women's basketball team's first road game of the season, the Eagles fell at No. 13 Kentucky, 112-57, at Memorial Coliseum Wednesday evening.

In the Eagles' first two contests, the offense scored an average of 111 points per game, but the Wildcats only allowed 57 points and held MSU to 26 percent efficiency from the floor. MSU was also out-rebounded 67-42.

Rowan County Sheriff's Office

The smell of warm chili filled the air at the inaugural Chili Wars event.

Held on Saturday, November 7, the event was a benefit for God’s Pantry Food Bank and held at the Morehead Conference Center in Morehead.

Awards were presented by God’s Pantry Food Bank CEO Marian F. Guinn, Ben Caudill and Jeffrey Liles, Morehead Regional Advisory Board Chair and Vice Chair.

Chili Wars Winners List:

1st Place - Rowan Co. Sherriff    

2nd Place - Morehead Pediatric Dentistry

3rd Place - Jesus Our Savior Catholic Church

People’s Choice – Allen’s IGA


Muddy Bottom Blues

Program #54 (November 20 at 8:00PM)

“Voices of a Grateful Nation” uses music to redefine troop support.  In an attempt to highlight the challenges that face homecoming troops and to sound a call for action from the public and the private sector, the Welcome Home Project has produced a series of unique recordings that feature Americana artists and songs of gratitude, support and understanding. 

Performers include Sally and Bukka Allen, W.C. Clark, Jesse Dayton, Deryl Dodd, Jimmy LaFave, Walt and Tina Wilkins, and more.

How Stuff Works

Food sold in vending machines in Kentucky should not be subject to the state sales tax, so says the Kentucky Automatic Merchandising Council. Ron White is president of the industry trade group.

White says bakery items like bread, rolls, donuts and tortillas are exempt from the sales tax if purchased in a store. However, he says, Kentucky has been taxing those items when the sale is from a vending machine since 1972.

White says back then there was no way of distinguishing between the products purchased from a machine but that’s no longer the case.


Kentucky collects millions of dollars in taxes from legalized gambling every year but has no programs to help people with a gambling addiction, that’s according to State Representative Terry Mills who says the state should do something about that.

Mills is a Democrat from Lebanon and says he’s not opposed to gambling. He just thinks the Commonwealth should set aside a small part of its gaming revenues to assist those who have a problem.


Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear says it’s hard to tell if the controversy over same sex marriage and the role Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis played in it had a significant impact on the November 3rd election.

That’s one of the issues the Democrat discussed with reporters on Tuesday during a wide-ranging interview on his two terms in office.

There’s been speculation that Kentucky voters turned against Democrats in the election for constitutional officers because of the way the Governor handled the matter.

MSU Athletics

Sophomore Miguel Dicent's three-pointer with five seconds to go put the Eagles up, 66-65, but on the next possession, Illinois State's Devaug Akoon-Purcell got free for a layup at the buzzer, as Morehead State fell, 67-66.

The Eagles move to 1-1 on the young season.

"It was kind of a fluke play, they almost threw the ball out of bounds and he (Akoon-Purcell) caught up to it, and then did a good job of dribbling through traffic to get to the rim," said head coach Sean Woods on the last second play.

MSU Athletics

Morehead State junior quarterback Austin Gahafer has led a resurgence in the Eagle football program this year, and now the nation is taking notice. The Louisville native has been named to the STATS FCS National Offensive Player of the Year Watch List.

Voting for the national honor will take place next week, with the top three vote-getters from 25 finalists getting invited to the STATS FCS Awards Banquet on Jan. 8 in Frisco, Texas, where the STATS FCS Offensive Player of the Year will be named.