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Rowan County Judge Executive Dr. Walter Blevins, Rowan County Jailer Wes Coldiron and the Rowan County Fiscal Court cordially invite the public to an open house for the new Rowan County Detention Center located at 1075 South Tolliver Street in Morehead.

The open house is planned from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Monday, July 9th. Tours of the new facility will be conducted by detention center employees.

(provided by Rowan County Fiscal Court)

MSU Administration & Fiscal Services

The City of Morehead will close streets and roads in downtown Morehead today (July 3) for Fazoli's Freedom Fest celebrations.

Attached is a map of all the road closures for your convenience. 

(provided by MSU Administration and Fiscal Services)

United States Air Force Band

Morehead State Public Radio (WMKY at 90.3FM) will celebrate the July 4 holiday with special programs.

“That Was Radio – Westerns” will air at 9 a.m. Host Leon Smothers explores the golden age of radio, including the radio programs, personalities and events that shaped those programs. On this edition, Smothers will be your guide for a review of old-time radio Westerns including shows for kids, adults and the whole family. The program will be a nostalgic hour of singing cowboys, adventure and suspense. The program will repeat Sunday, July 8, at 3 p.m.

The Morehead News

Advanced Disposal Services Landfill in Rowan County, located at 300 Old Phelps Road, will host a Free Disposal Day from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 7, 2018.

Open to all citizens of Rowan County, all loads must be under tarp and tied-down to avoid spillage. No commercial truck loads or trailer loads, and no hazardous materials accepted.

There will be a charge for disposal of tires. The cost is $6.00 for car tires and $12.00 for commercial tires. Rates are applied per tire.

IMP Awards

  • Hollywood Is On The Air (Mr. Bug Goes To Town)
  • Blue Coal Minstrels
  • Hello Americans (Orson Welles)  

Amazon

Sunday Night Jazz Showcase

Program #211 (July 1 at 8:00 pm)

On this program, it’s Jazz at the Movies - Part 1 featuring music from the movie soundtracks to The Fabulous Baker Boys (1989) which starred Beau and Jeff Bridges and Michelle Pfeiffer.

Music from the film Beyond The Sea (2004) featuring Kevin Spacey will also be showcased.

Alligator Records

Nick Moss Band – The High Cost Of Low Living (Alligator)

Ben Harper and Charlie Musselwhite – No Mercy In This Land (Anti)

Bernard Allison – Let It Go (Ruf)

Tinsley Ellis – Winning Hand (Alligator)

Danielle Nicole – Cry No More (Concord)

Marcia Ball – Shine Bright (Alligator)

Paul Thorn – Don’t Let The Devil Ride (Perpetual Obscurity)

Coco Montoya – Hard Truth (Alligator)

CNBC

As part of its Occupational and Licensing Review and Reform Program, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has awarded the Commonwealth of Kentucky two grants totaling $1.95 million. The grants will be used to review and streamline licensing requirements and address licensure challenges for veterans and transitioning service members.

Kentucky Today

In a letter sent July 28 to Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education President Robert King, House Democratic Leader Rocky Adkins blasted the performance-based funding formula that awards nothing from a $31 million pool to Morehead State University, Kentucky State University and several coal-county-based KCTCS schools this coming school year.

“This funding approach is fatally flawed, as I argued when it was enacted in last year’s legislative session and again this year when it was included in the upcoming two-year budget,” Leader Adkins said. 

Keep Safe Coalition

Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear has issued a Scam Alert to warn Kentuckians of a new phone scam where con artists claim to be Federal Social Security Administration agents calling to notify you that your Social Security number has been stolen.

Beshear said his office received a report of the scam after a caller tricked a Jefferson County victim into disclosing her Social Security number and paying a fee to receive a new Social Security number and card.

MSU

After over three decades of service to WMKY and Morehead State University, retiring news director Chuck Mraz says goodbye…

Luke Winslow-King

Jun 29, 2018
My New Orleans

Muddy Bottom Blues

Program #145 (June 29 at 8:00pm and June 30 at 3:00pm)

Originally from Cadillac, Michigan, Luke Winslow-King began studying and performing music at a young age. He first came to Louisiana at age 19 with Earthwork Music founders Seth Bernard and Daniel Kahn presenting “From California to the New York Island: The songs and stories of Woody Guthrie.”

REI

Before you head out for a day on or near the water, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) encourages you to make sure you have life jackets for everyone and that you wear them.

In the last 10 years, 84 percent of all public water-related fatalities involved people not wearing life jackets and the greatest number of water-related fatalities involved people swimming in areas not designated for swimming. In addition, 27 percent of boating fatalities involved people falling overboard.

Kentucky Department of Fish & Wildlife

The Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Commission proposed several new deer, elk and fishing regulations at its June quarterly meeting.

The commission recommends all hunting, fishing and boating regulations for approval by the General Assembly. Legislators must approve all recommendations before they become law.

Gene Autry -- Old Time Radio Downloads

Morehead State Public Radio (MSPR) will celebrate the July 4 holiday with special programs.

"That Was Radio – Westerns"            
Wed., July 4 @ 9 a.m.; repeating Sun., July 8 @ 3 p.m.

MSU

Morehead State Public Radio has named Leeann Akers news director.

Her first day will be July 1. Akers will succeed Chuck Mraz, who will retire June 30.

“We are excited to have Leeann lead our award-winning news team. Leeann is a smart and passionate journalist who strives for excellence in reporting,” said Paul Hitchcock, MSPR general manager.

A two-time graduate of Morehead State University, she earned her bachelor’s degree in theatre and master’s degree in communications. She has served as MSPR assistant new director for the past year.

Lexington Herald Leader

During a ceremony in Pikeville this week, Gov. Matt Bevin congratulated Alltech and Dueling Barrels Brewery & Distillery opening its $15 million operation in Pikeville and the creation of 13 full-time jobs.

Cruise Mapper

The Queen of the Mississippi, one of the largest sternwheeler boats on the Ohio River, is making a second, unexpected stop in Huntington.

Due to high river levels, the boat was not able to make a scheduled stop in Marietta and will visit Huntington instead. This is actually their second visit to the city this week.

MCTC Rowan Campus

The Construction Technology program at the Rowan Campus of Maysville Community and Technical College (MCTC) along with the Morehead-Rowan County Chamber of Commerce recently held a ribbon cutting ceremony for the newly constructed project house.

The project house is a fully functional 3 bedrooms, 2 bath home located at 90 Grapevine Lane in Morehead. Over the course of two years, nearly 120 students from all walks of life have worked on this house under the knowledgeable instruction of MCTC Construction Technology Program Coordinator, John Earl King.

St. Claire HealthCare

More than 230 people had a rockin’ good time at the St. Claire Foundation’s 2018 Signature Event, “Rockin’ & Rollin’ on Railroad Street”, on June 15 at the Morehead Conference Center.

“We’ve been hosting annual Signature Events for 16 years,” said St. Claire Foundation Executive Director Tom Lewis. “This one set records for attendance and dollars raised. We hope everyone who attended had as much fun as our staff did!”

There's No Place Like Home Photography

A Rowan County woman is helping babies in need.  WMKY’s Leeann Akers has the story.

Morehead State University

Kentucky’s Council on Postsecondary Education voted to amend administrative regulation 13 KAR 2:020, which sets minimum requirements for admission and course placement standards at state-supported colleges and universities.

With the amended policy, traditional high school students would need a high school GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale to meet minimum admission requirements to enter a public four-year university.

Morehead State University

Morehead State University alumnus Kelly Wells has been named University of Pikeville athletic director. Wells will assume his position July 1 and will succeed Robert Staggs, who is taking on a role in external relations.

Wells is entering his 13th year at UPIKE, becoming the all-time wins leader in men’s basketball at 287-102. He won the NAIA National Championship in 2011, has captured four MSC titles and coached 23 All-Americans.

Awake At Midnight

  • Molle Mystery Theatre (Alibi For Murder)
  • Blackstone, The Magic Detective (The Missing Brooch)
  • Incredible, But True (The Man Who Saw Everything)  

Humberto Ramirez

Jun 23, 2018
Sonando En Puerto Rico

Sunday Night Jazz Showcase

Program #210 (June 24 at 8:00 p.m.)

A wide-ranging trumpeter, arranger and composer, Humberto Ramirez is comfortable playing straight-ahead Latin jazz (on his solo releases for Tropi-Jazz) as well as producing and arranging for the bigger names in Latin dance, including Tony Vega, Johnny Rivera and Brenda K. Starr.

Ramirez began his professional career playing trumpet in the band of salsa legend Willie Rosario, then moved into the arranging chair as well.

Outdoor Channel

The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources is suspending recreational target shooting with firearms on Veterans Memorial Wildlife Management Area until further notice because of ongoing habitat work on the 2,497-acre property in Scott County.

The decision ensures crews performing the work can do so safely.

Veterans Memorial Wildlife Management Area (WMA) remains open for fishing, hiking, bird watching and other types of outdoor recreation. Fall hunting seasons will not be affected.

Mountain Parkway Expansion

Within a few weeks, three new sections of access road will open in the Restaurant Row Segment of the Mountain Parkway Expansion project.

The opening of these roads, along with bridge construction nearby, paves the way for the next phase of the project: expanding a busy 2.4-mile section of the Mountain Parkway to four lanes.

By early July, three new roads will open to traffic:

Mt. Airy News

Survey crews will be working along US 60 in eastern Rowan County next week collecting data for an upcoming highway safety improvement project.

Beginning Monday, June 25, and continuing through Tuesday, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. each day, employees of Gresham, Smith and Partners (GS&P) will survey drainage pipes under US 60 as well as under driveways and side roads along the highway between Hays Crossing and the Carter County line.

Clarence Bucaro

Jun 22, 2018
Clarence Bucaro

Muddy Bottom Blues

Program #144 (June 22 at 8:00pm and June 23 at 3:00pm)

Clarence Bucaro originally hails from outside Cleveland, Ohio.

When he was just twenty years old, he thru-hiked the Appalachian Trail. On this hike, carrying a Martin backpacker, he wrote his entire first album “Sweet Corn,” which caught the attention of an Americana record label in Portland, Oregon. Soon Clarence found himself on tour with The Blind Boys of Alabama and Mavis Staples playing to sold out theaters across America.

CoffeeTree Books

Olivia. Bougainvillea. Iguana.

These three words will have meaning after reading Southernmost from author Silas House.

Silas House will be the guest author at CoffeeTree Books in Morehead on Tuesday, July 31 at 6pm. 

Southernmost is now available for purchase from CoffeeTree and House will be reading and signing books that evening.

In this stunning novel about judgment, courage, heartbreak, and change, House wrestles with the limits of belief and the infinite ways to love.

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