Aaron Burr Show

8 hours ago

On February 17, 1801 the US House of Representatives broke an electoral college tie, and chose Thomas Jefferson as our president over Aaron Burr. Mr. Burr was the consummate politician for modern times: questionable business practices, character assassination, and even sex scandals. Health Matters looks back at Mr. Burr with this offering on Marlboro Heatsticks, generic Viagra, and Restasis.

Carter students comment on tiff with Freedom From Religion Foundation

9 hours ago

Carter County high school students are pushing back against a national group complaining about post-game prayer.

The Freedom From Religion Foundation asked publically that the coaches refrain from praying with the students following high school basketball games.


February 20, 2018 -- Ansel Easton Adams was an American photographer and environmentalist. His black and white landscape photographs of the American West, especially Yosemite National Park, have been widely reproduced on calendars, posters, books, and the internet

February 19, 2018 -- Each year beginning on February 1, an entire month of events are planned nationwide honoring the history and contributions of African Americans.

Morehead State University

Morehead State University’s Division of Student Success has announced that Megan Boone has been named interim director of the Office of Career Services.

Boone succeeds Julia Hawkins.

“We have all the confidence that Megan will do an outstanding job,” said Russ Mast, interim vice president for student success. “Career Services is another office that really aids the students and the community with its outstanding programs and events.”

Kentucky Dept. of Fish & Wildlife

A reduction in the statewide daily creel limit from 30 fish to 20 fish for crappie highlights the new fishing regulations for 2018. The regulations go into effect March 1.

“Anglers requested this regulation,” said Ron Brooks, director of Fisheries for the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources. “The amount of hours spent crappie fishing and the fishing pressure on crappie are increasing across the state. Crappie are popular to eat. Crappie anglers recognized the increase in fishing pressure and requested this regulation to protect the resource.”

Applications for three college scholarship programs for the 2018 fall semester are now available from the St. Claire Foundation.

The programs include the St. Claire HealthCare Auxiliary Scholarship, the Richard J. Bausch Family Scholarship and Sister Mary Jeannette Wess SND Scholarship.

The St. Claire HealthCare Auxiliary Scholarship assists students with an interest in medicine and a heart for community service, SCH Volunteer Services Director Regina Thompson said.


The Morehead-Rowan County Chamber of Commerce has joined the Blueprint Partnership program at Shaping Our Appalachian Region, Inc. (SOAR).

By joining the Blueprint Partnership program, the Morehead-Rowan County Chamber of Commerce has formally committed towards implementing SOAR’s Regional Blueprint to build a 21st Century Appalachia.

Old Time Radio Researchers Group

  • A Date With Judy (Frank Sinatra Movie)
  • Dr. Tim Detective (Poisoner at Large)
  • Lou Holtz Laugh Club (Horse Race)  

Ryan Kisor

Feb 18, 2018
Jazz At Lincoln Center

Sunday Night Jazz Showcase

Program #198 (February 18 at 8:00 p.m.)

Ryan Kisor was born on April 12, 1973 in Sioux City, Iowa, and began playing trumpet at age four.

In 1990 he won first prize at the Thelonious Monk Institute’s first annual Louis Armstrong Trumpet Competition.

Kisor enrolled in Manhattan School of Music in 1991 where he studied with trumpeter Lew Soloff.

Public Domain

February 16, 2018 -- Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard is a poem by Thomas Gray, completed in 1750 and first published in 1751. The poem’s origins are unknown, but it was partly inspired by Gray’s thoughts following the death of the poet Richard West in 1742. 

Concert Monkey

Muddy Bottom Blues

Program #131 (February 16 at 8:00 p.m. and February 17 at 3:00 p.m.)

When their plane from Los Angeles to New York is grounded on the morning of September 11, 2001, strangers Elliott (Joe Purdy) and Joni (Amber Rubarth) are unexpectedly thrust together amidst the chaos of that historic day. 

With little in common but both needing to get to NYC urgently, they accept help from Joni's family friend Scottie (Krisha Fairchild) who lends the duo a rusty old 1972 Chevy Van.


February 15, 2018 -- Harold Arlen was an American composer of popular music who composed over five-hundred songs, a number of which have become known worldwide.

Morehead State University

Morehead State University’s Star Theater will feature several of its most popular live programs in February.

The programs will start Friday, Feb. 16, at 6 p.m. with "Sunstruck," followed by "Hypnotica laser program" at 7 p.m. and "Electrolaze laser program" at 8 p.m.

Programs will continue on Saturday, Feb. 17, with afternoon showings of "One World, One Sky" and "They Might Be Giants" at 1 p.m., "Night Sky Tour" at 2:15 p.m., and "Cosmic Colors" at 3:30 p.m. 

Uncommon Goods

The Morehead Writing Project will hold its 2018 Spring Writer's Retreat on Saturday, March 24, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Kentucky Folk Art Center.

The event encourages participants to explore the traditions, culture and colorful characters in their families.

Puppy Loving with Delta Zeta

Feb 14, 2018
Sophie Quesenberry, The Trail Blazer

The Delta Zeta chapter at Morehead State University hosted its first mixer with MSU's Service Dog Association.

At the Valentines Day themed mixer in MSU's CHER building Tuesday, appropriately named "Puppy Love," service dogs along with handlers were able to roam and interact with the sorority members.

The chapter, along with SDA members, also designed tie-dyed collars for the dogs.

Morehead State University

Morehead State University President Dr. Jay Morgan announced highlights of the university's budget plans to the campus community last Friday.

In a series of forums, Morgan remarked MSU is doing comparatively well this fiscal year, given Governor Bevin's proposed state budget and an increase in pension costs.

“We have been very conservative in our hiring,” Morgan said. “We've been very conservative in what we've spent, and it's come back to help us. In that perspective, we are in much better shape than many of our sisters around the state.”

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet

Parents, teachers and buses leaving Magoffin County High School will have another connection to the Mountain Parkway when road work near the school is completed.

After continued conversations with local leaders and school officials during construction of the Mountain Parkway Expansion, roadway designers are adding a new access point that will improve traffic flow in the area. The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has updated its design for the Restaurant Row Segment of the project to include a right-turn-only option for traffic departing the school and heading east.


Attorney General Andy Beshear, the Kentucky Association of Children’s Advocacy Centers and Prevent Child Abuse Kentucky today announced upcoming child sexual abuse prevention trainings in Morehead for organizations that serve children.

The April 5 trainings at the Rowan Public Library, 175 Beacon Hill Drive, focus on helping daycares, summer camps, churches and other youth-serving organizations evaluate their programs and offer strategies to strengthen protocols and policies to safeguard children from sexual abuse.

Morehead State University

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

Joining the nine-member volunteer board are Collin Alexander, Shayla Ring and Jeanette Tesmer. The other board members are Katelyn Clark, Sarah Dailey, David Gregory, Krys Lynam, Steve O’Connor and Molly Smothers.

Feature: Missions Veterans Protected Initiative

Feb 14, 2018

Attorney General Andy Beshear and AARP Kentucky and partners launched a project as part of a “scam alerts” initiative.  WMKY’s Kenzie Thompson has the story...

The Trail Blazer

Three university students from Saudi Arabia were arrested Monday and charged with trafficking, according the Rowan County law enforcement officials.

The Rowan County Sheriff’s Office executed a search warrant Monday night, netting an estimated $100,000 worth of cash, illegal narcotics and firearms.

Mohammed Alkhathlan, 25, Haidar Alqallaf, 28, and Ali Sihati, 23, were all arrested at an apartment at 930 Christian Street.

Inside, deputies found ten pounds of marijuana, 1,000 Xanax pills and an unspecified amount prescription cough syrup and cannabis oil.


State and local leaders are celebrating a milestone in education and economic investment, as the inaugural semester kicks off at the new Rowan campus of Maysville Community and Technical College.  WMKY’s Arlo Barnette has more…


February 13, 2018 -- Grant Wood was an American painter best known for his paintings depicting the rural American Midwest, particularly American Gothic, an iconic painting of the 20th century.

In his State of the Union address, President Trump described a new tide of optimism that was sweeping the nation. We had Health Matters can feel it, and dedicated the show to that concept. Unfortunately, the only tide we could find in the medical literature was Tide Pods, which are being eaten by disturbed teenagers seeking attention. Soooo, we just did our usual depressing health update.

Morehead locals advocate for the arts

Feb 11, 2018
Hunter Boggs

Emerging Art Leaders of Eastern Kentucky hosted an art advocacy event at CoffeeTree Books in Morehead last Wednesday intended to promote the restoration of funding for the arts set to be cut in Gov. Matt Bevin’s proposed budget.

Approximately 80 locals and Morehead State University students attended the event. They listened to five speakers argue for protecting a state budget for the arts and preserving the local Kentucky Folk Art Center, which is largely dependent on state funding and is expected to close without it.


The 19th Annual Big Sandy Women’s Business Symposium is scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 27, at the Ramada Hotel and Conference Center in Paintsville.

The symposium is presented by Morehead State University’s East Kentucky Small Business Development Center. This year’s theme is “Making Connections”.

Registration begins at 9 a.m. The cost of the event is $30, which includes all workshops, meals and afternoon keynote. All women are invited to attend the symposium.

The morning will start with registration, networking and opening remarks at 10 a.m. by Emcee Trish Adams.

Kentucky Arts Council

The Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea salutes photographer Mary S. Rezny as the creator of the Kentucky Governor’s Awards in the Arts, given to eleven Kentucky Governor’s Awards recipients at a recent ceremony in Frankfort.

The Governor’s Awards in the Arts are the Commonwealth’s highest honors in the arts, recognizing individuals, organizations and businesses that have made extraordinary and significant contributions to the arts in Kentucky.


The Kentucky Arts Council is accepting applications until Feb. 15 for the Folk and Traditional Arts Apprenticeship grant. This $3,000 grant helps master folk artists teach the skills, practices and culture of Kentucky's living traditional arts to less experienced artists who are part of the same community.

Master artists and apprentices must apply together and both be residents of Kentucky. A master artist can practice any traditional art form (music, dance, craft, ceremonial art, storytelling, etc.) learned in his or her community.

Old Radio

  • Bill Stern’s Sports Reel (Babe Ruth)
  • 1940 Kentucky Derby (Gallahadion)
  • Comic Weekly Man