A project spearheaded by two Craft Academy students at Morehead State University is en route to the International Space Station. MSPR's Jacob Lindberg reports...


Governor Matt Bevin has signed a proclamation designating March 1 – 7, 2017, as Severe Weather Awareness Week in Kentucky.  Severe weather knows no boundaries and impacts every individual in every region of the Commonwealth. Because of this, you need to BE AWARE – BE PREPARED – HAVE A PLAN!

Severe weather comes in many forms and emergency planning should consider the possibility of all types of local hazards.

Kentucky Secretary of State's Office

The application to become a Kentucky notary public is now online at sos.ky.gov, Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes announced Wednesday. Nearly 500 online applications have already been submitted.

A notary public is a public servant appointed by state government to witness the signing of documents and to administer oaths. Kentucky residents and non-residents may apply to be notaries to perform notarial acts within the state of Kentucky, but these documents may be sent to other states for recording. More than 80,000 people are Kentucky notaries.

Tips for ACT Takers

Feb 22, 2017

Juniors in Kentucky public high schools will take the ACT on March 21. These tips from the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA) may help students do better on the test.

·         Read, read, read. Most of the ACT is based on reading. The more you read, the better you’ll do.

·         Take advantage of any free ACT prep courses offered by your school or by local colleges and libraries.

·         Take practice tests online or buy practice tests for use at home.

·         Familiarize yourself with the sections and directions.

Kentucky Secretary of State's Office

Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes confirmed Tuesday nearly 60 percent of Kentucky voters cast ballots in last November's presidential election. The State Board of Elections recently finalized voter credit for the cycle.

"More Kentucky voters than ever – 1,955,195 – voted in the 2016 election," said Grimes, Kentucky's chief election official. "After our successful effort to launch online voter registration at GoVoteKY.com and make our voter rolls more accurate, a historic number of Kentuckians showed up and made their voices heard at the ballot box."


The Kentucky Justice and Public Safety Cabinet has been awarded federal funds to host a State Victim Assistance Academy, which trains groups that assist crime victims.

The goal of the academy is to provide fundamental, comprehensive, and academically-based education and training for victim assistance providers, victim advocates, criminal justice personnel, and allied professionals who routinely deal with crime victims in Kentucky.


Billie Jean Osborne’s Kentucky Opry would like to announce open auditions for the Junior Pro program. Auditions will be at the Mountain Arts Center on Saturday March 4, from 10:00 AM until 4:00 PM. Vocalists and instrumentalists will be welcomed. Students ranging from Kindergarten through the 12th grade for the fall semester of 2017 are eligible. Vocalists will need to be prepared to sing a verse and the chorus of “My Old Kentucky Home” and a song of their choice. Instrumentalists need to have a song of their choice and chord charts or tablature for the judges to follow along.

MSU to Host High School Art Exhibition, Competition

Feb 22, 2017
The Trail Blazer

The Claypool-Young Art Gallery at Morehead State University will be hosting the Burley-Coal High School Art Exhibition & Competition, March 8 through 15.   The annual show is organized in partnership with the Kentucky Art Education Association, and features high school artwork from around the region.  The exhibition will be open for special Saturday hours on March 11 from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Early Childhood Development Scholarship

Feb 22, 2017
Child Care of Southwest Florida, Inc.

Kentucky’s child care providers and those who train child care providers may be eligible for the Early Childhood Development Scholarship to further their college education.

The application deadline for summer classes is April 15. The deadline for fall classes is July 15.

The scholarships are available to those who work at least 20 hours per week in a participating early childhood facility. Kentuckians employed as a preschool associate teacher in a state-funded preschool program are also eligible.

MSPR Advisory Board Adds New Members

Feb 22, 2017
Morehead State Public Radio

Morehead State Public Radio (MSPR) has announced three new members to its Community Advisory Board (CAB).

Joining the nine-member volunteer board are Katelyn Clark, David Gregory and Krys Lynam.

The CAB assists Morehead State Public Radio by making recommendations on programming, fundraising and public relations to build the listening audience, expand the operational base of support, offer opportunities for students and provide a better community service through educational and cultural radio programming in the community.

Morehead State Athletics

Trailing 8-3 entering its final at-bat at SEC power Mississippi State Tuesday night, the Morehead State baseball mounted a furious rally that finally culminated in a 10-run inning and a 13-8 victory over the Bulldogs at Dudy Noble Field.

Morehead State improved to 3-2, winning for third time in the last four seasons at an SEC school.

Actors Theatre of Louisville

  In the midst of preparations for the nation’s most influential festivals of new work, the Humana Festival of New American Plays, Artistic Director Les Waters and Managing Director Kevin E. Moore proudly announce Actors Theatre of Louisville’s 2017 – 2018 Season.

Every Student, Every Year kicks off in February

Feb 22, 2017

The EntreEd K-14: Every Student, Every Year program is a regional effort to drive entrepreneurship education in Appalachia. The program, funded through a three-year grant by the Appalachian Regional Commission’s POWER (Partnerships for Opportunity and Workforce and Economic Revitalization) funding, seeks to establish and strengthen relationships between K-12 schools and local community colleges to ensure participating schools deliver entrepreneurship education to every student in the building each school year.

Morehead State Athletics

 Riding double-digit scoring outputs from five different players, Morehead State cruised to an 81-52 win at Tennessee Tech on Monday evening.

Morehead State jumped out to a 23-5 lead after one quarter, holding a 42-12 advantage at halftime. The Eagles led by as many as 37 in the wire-to-wire victory.

Morehead State Athletics

Morehead State baseball fans, take a good look at junior pitcher Aaron Leasher this season. You may not get to see him suit up for a senior year.

A 6-foot-3, 190-pound left-hander, Leasher is drawing the interest of Major League scouts.

Trust is essential to medical care and to government. Health Matters celebrates this by saluting nurses, who are America’s most trusted profession. We discuss Raynaud’s disease, diabetes costs, passwords, sledding injuries, and medicines that can kill dogs. For an hour of family fun, check out this show.


Tip: Raynaud’s is a condition where the blood vessels in the fingers and toes spasm when exposed to cold temperatures. Your hands turn white and are painful; the condition can last for hours.


Gov. Matt Bevin and the Department for Local Government (DLG) selected 21 Recreational Trails Program (RTP) projects for funding up to $1.3 million.  This grant assists in maintaining and developing Kentucky’s vast network of recreational trails. RTP is funded by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and is administered by DLG.

“Outdoor recreational opportunities enhance the quality of life for all Kentuckians,” said DLG Commissioner Sandra Dunahoo. “The investment in these projects today will yield benefits long into the future.”

Kentucky Speedway

NASCAR announced the length of each segment for its new stage-based race format at all the tracks including Kentucky Speedway. The races will consist of three stages with championship implications in each stage. Kentucky Speedway’s segments, like the other tracks, will vary based on the race length.

The breakdown will be as follows:

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Quaker State 400 presented by Advance Auto Parts:

Stage 1 - ends at lap 80 (120 miles)

Stage 2 - ends at lap 160 (240 miles)

Stage 3 - ends at lap 267 Checkered Flag (400 miles)

Tourism opening Visitor Center at Depot

Feb 20, 2017

The new Morehead Visitor Center will open to the public on 2/20/17 offering visitors a glimpse of the many adventures available in Morehead and Rowan County.

Morehead Tourism will become a new resident in the Depot located at 150 East First Street.  The Depot also houses the Morehead-Rowan County Chamber of Commerce and another organization soon to be announced.

Kentucky Folk Art Center Opens New Exhibition

Feb 20, 2017
Kentucky Folk Art Center

Morehead State University’s Kentucky Folk Art Center has announced its upcoming exhibition, “Joe Sartor: Morehead Mind Games.”

The opening reception will be held Thursday, Feb. 23, from 5:30-7:30 p.m.

The exhibition presents four dozen of the artist’s paintings which draw inspiration from the people, places and landscapes of the local area. Many works will be offered for sale.

Baseball Wins Behind One-Hitter From Humphreys and Calderon

Feb 20, 2017
Morehead State Athletics

Senior righthander Luke Humphreys and junior righty David Calderon combined t

Morehead State Athletics

Coming off its worst road loss since Nov. 30, Morehead State women's basketball (19-8, 9-5 Ohio Valley Conference) heads to Cookeville for a matchup with Tennessee Tech (10-17, 7-7 OVC) on Monday at 7 p.m. ET.


  The Kentucky Main Street Program (KYMS) announced this week that 39 participating communities reported cumulative investment of $109,741,515 in their commercial downtown districts in 2016, a number that includes $75,070,029 of private investment matched by $30,920,494 in public improvements. This total was up significantly from the $76 million of cumulative investment reported by 44 communities in 2015.


  Second-year students in the Respiratory Therapy program at Big Sandy Community and Technical College (BSCTC) got hands-on experience with pediatric patients this past week as part of their Neonatal/Pediatric Respiratory Care course. 


Students practiced patient assessments on children ages eight months to 12 years old.  Following the assessments, the children learned about Respiratory Therapy and its role in the healthcare field.


Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife

Although we’ve seen many warm fronts this winter with temperatures in the 60s just this past weekend, the water in our highland reservoirs is still cold.

Water temperatures are in the high 40s in Lake Cumberland, Dale Hollow and Laurel River Lake. Once water temperatures drop below 50 degrees for extended periods, threadfin shad begin to suffer from the cold water.

Kentucky Attorney General's Office

  In support of Kentucky agriculture, Attorney General Andy Beshear today joined with other egg-producing states to ask the country’s highest court to review a lower court’s decision that upheld California’s “Shell Egg Laws.”


KCTCS Announces New Vice President

Feb 20, 2017

  Dr. Larry Ferguson has been named vice president of the Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS). He will oversee advancement, grants and contracts and alumni affairs. He also will serve as the executive director of the KCTCS Foundation.  

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet

Motorists should watch for one-lane traffic on KY 386, KY 32, KY 57 and KY 1285 in the coming weeks as contractors begin a $589,000 Kentucky Transportation Cabinet upgrade project for five bridges in Nicholas County.


The work, which will be done by Delong Concrete LLC, includes joint and other repairs as well as concrete overlays across the driving surface of each bridge. Construction requires one-lane traffic, controlled by temporary signals, on the following schedule:



 Gov. Matt Bevin ceremonially signed House Bill 1, which provides right-to-work guarantees to all Kentucky workers, in a midday gathering with legislators, economic developers and business advocates from across the state.

This historic new law protects employees in the Commonwealth from being forced to pay union dues in order to keep their jobs. Kentucky becomes the 27th state to enact such protections, and experts say the measure will spur economic growth while boosting individual incomes.

Public Domain

February 20, 2017 -- Cornelius Vanderbilt "C.V." Whitney was an American businessman, film producer, writer, philanthropist, polo player, and government official, as well as the owner of a leading stable of thoroughbred racehorses.