Originally hailed as one of the bright young lions on the straight-ahead jazz scene of the 1990’s, virtuoso pianist Jacky Terrasson developed into a sophisticated performer with eclectic stylistic taste.
The convenience of an online education has become a huge selling point for many universities, including Morehead State. Carly Sanders from the office of Communication and Marketing, tells us how the MSU English Department is helping to set the national standard in virtual learning.
Host: Dr. Wayne D. Andrews, President, Morehead State University / Guests: Dr. Michael Henson, Dr. Edna Schack, Taylor Patrick / Topic: Undergraduate Research Program and Celebration of Student Scholarship
Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes, Kentucky’s chief business officer, is warning businesses about an official-looking “2015 Annual Minutes Form” they may receive from an entity called Division of Corporate Services. Division of Corporate Services is not registered, affiliated or associated with the Secretary of State’s office.
US Secretary of State John Kerry fell in Switzerland and fractured his femur. At the time we go to press, he is recovering from surgery to pin his thigh bone back together. This show asks the important question, “Will Iraniain nuclear disarmament be curbed by Kerrianian femur dislegament?” (We don’t even know what that means). We also discuss tattoos, tanning, apple watches, and pills with tiny sugar needles in them.
Kentucky Public Retirees (KPR) will hold their annual conference Thursday and Friday, June 25-26 at the Clarion Hotel on Newtown Pike in Lexington. The non-profit organization represents nearly 100,000 state and local government and state police retirees.
Registration begins at 9 a.m. Thursday and the conference begins at 10 a.m.
Representative and democratic candidate for Lt. Governor Sannie Overly will address the group on Friday at 9:30 a.m. Likewise, republican candidate for Governor Matt Bevin will speak at 11:30 a.m.
Seven members of the Morehead State football program have been named Preseason All-Americans by USA College Football. Senior slot receiver Justin Cornwall was named to the first team as a return specialist, while six others earned honorable mention status.
Cornwall, along with junior quarterback Austin Gahafer, senior offensive lineman Alex Hey, junior slot receiver Jake Raymond, senior defensive lineman Ronald Cooper, senior defensive back Justin Grier and senior linebacker Luke Keller, were named on the organization's lists.
Motorists should watch for lane changes, flaggers and other highway construction traffic impacts this week, the week of June 22, in northeast Kentucky.
In Ashland, contractors have temporarily closed all traffic access to the KY 716 (Summit) intersection at US 60 for concrete pavement construction from the Kentucky State Police post to Speedway. No turns into KY 716 or out of KY 716 are being permitted.
Those who travel between Vanceburg and Morehead are invited to attend a public meeting to discuss the future of several roadways in the area.
Kentucky Transportation Cabinet spokesperson Allen Blair said a meeting will be held July 7 from 5-7 p.m. at Lewis County High School gymnasium. During the meeting, the public will be invited to share safety concerns, ask questions and suggest improvements or changes to the roadways.
The highways involved include Kentucky 59, Kentucky 377, and Kentucky 344, from Kentucky 9 in Lewis County to Kentucky 799 in Rowan County.
Maysville is one of nine communities to receive a Certified Local Government grant from the Kentucky Heritage Council/State Historic Preservation Office.
The grant funds total approximately $14,500 and will be used for the expansion of the boundaries of Maysville's downtown National Register of Historic Places and will include 110 additional properties.
A fine singer with a warm, expressive voice, Helen Merrill's infrequent recordings tend to be quite special with plenty of surprises and chance-taking. Merrill started singing in public in 1944 and was with the Reggie Childs Orchestra during 1946-1947.
A member of the Rowan County school board for the past quarter century is resigning from the panel at the end of this month (June 30).
Bill Redwine says new duties he’s assuming as president of the National Association of College Auxiliary Services and major construction projects at Morehead State University next year will demand more of his time. Redwine is an assistant vice-president at MSU.
Redwine says he’s proud of his service with the Rowan schools and it’s been a time of incredible progress.
Elliott, Mason, Montgomery, Owsley and Wolfe counties are among several Kentucky counties approved to use nontraditional classroom instruction to help offset missed school days due to bad weather.
Mason County is one of 44 Kentucky School Districts the Kentucky Department of Education has approved waivers allowing districts to use virtual or other non-traditional means of instruction when school is cancelled because of weather or another emergency.
Morehead State senior-to-be Logan Hogge registered a 68-70-74--212 at the Big Spring Country Club on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday to win the Kentucky State Amateur.
The field included 73 individuals, and Hogge was one of seven golfers to finish under par (216).
Hogge led from beginning to end in the event, which was sponsored by Clark's Pump-N-Shop and Marathon. The top five included a University of Kentucky golfer and former Kentucky Golf Association Player of the Year. Several Division I players were included in this year's field.
Rowan County Fiscal Court has approved a new budget for 2016. The budget calls for a spending plan of just over nine million dollars.
Rowan County Judge Executive Walter Blevins says the county begins the new fiscal year in better financial shape than anticipated.
“We got about a five hundred and ninety thousand dollar check that we weren’t expecting. Well, we were expecting some but this is pretty high and it’s from the payroll tax. So, it’s an additional five hundred and ninety thousand dollars that we didn’t know we were ‘gonna have this year.” –Walter Blevins
The Rowan County Fiscal Court has selected a location for a new regional jail. Rowan County Judge Executive Walter Blevins says the site is ideal for their needs.
“It’s the old tobacco warehouse, the one on (U.S.) 60 and it’s the one closest to town so it’s next to Caudill Seed. It’s about a six acre site. We think it’s the best location we could find. We’ve looked all over and we’ve looked at about thirty-some different locations and we’ve looked at those versus this one and we think we’ve got the best site.” –Walter Blevins
They have done it! Beijing, with 50% smoking rates, in a country with one third of the world’s smokers (a country that has a state-run monopoly manufacturing cigarettes) has passed an indoor smoking ban. Kentucky has not. Oddly enough, Health Matters has an opinion on this, as well as some of the top medical advancements in the past 20 years and the epidemic of narcotic overdoses that claimed over 140,000 lives in the past 20 years.
The 2015 Kentucky Veterans Expo will be held at Boyd County High School (I-64, exit 185), on Friday June 26th from 11a.m. until 3 p.m.
Current and former members of the military, and their families, can enjoy free food, live music, prizes and meet with representatives from federal, state and local agencies. The Expo offers access to many veteran and community resources, education and training information, employment opportunities, medical screenings, and veterans’ benefits.
The main gallery of Morehead State University's Claypool-Young Art Building will present “STITCH: A Regional Contemporary Art Textile Exhibition" through Aug. 26. The exhibition will feature two and three dimensional textile artworks, involving a wide range of media and techniques such as sculpture, quilting, digital imagery, felting, embroidery and embellishments, painting and bookmaking.
Governor Steve Beshear joined local officials, child-safety advocates and medical staff at the University of Kentucky today (June 15) to ceremonially sign long-awaited legislation to improve child passenger safety in motor vehicles.
House Bill 315 brings Kentucky’s booster seat law in line with 31 other states, including all seven of our neighboring states.
Governor Steve Beshear took another step to build upon the success of the 2015 landmark anti-heroin legislation he signed by announcing the funding of eight programs aimed at fighting and treating heroin use and substance abuse in Kentucky.
The $10 million in funding is part of Senate Bill 192, bipartisan legislation passed in this year’s legislative session aimed at curbing the rise in heroin use and opioid addiction.
The programs funded by the measure range from assistance to addicted mothers of newborns to treatment programs in jails and prisons.
On this date, June 15, 1965, WMKY was established as east Kentucky's first radio station.
In that first year, WMKY operated on a four hour broadcast schedule as a 10 watt radio station from a classroom inside the Combs Building at Morehead State University. By 1970, WMKY increased to a twelve hour schedule and in 1999, went to a twenty-four hour broadcast day.