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Morehead State University’s Earthwise Eagles will hold its annual Campuswide Earth Day Celebration on Friday, April 20, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the lawn of Allie Young Hall.

The event will include a free concert featuring performances by Byrd Law, the Kentucky Center for Traditional Music (KCTM) Mountain Music Ambassadors, Bedford and The Woodsheep. The concert begins at 10:30 a.m. and will run for the duration of the celebration.

Our profound thanks to UK dietetic intern Hannah Mayse, perhaps the only bright spot in a show about orange popsicles, diarrhea, swimming in contaminated water, and artificial sweeteners. Hannah is from Elliott County, adds lemon to her water, and prefers grape.

Tip: antibiotics wreak havoc with your ecosystem. Use them for severe or life-threatening infections, but avoid them when possible.

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April 11, 2018 -- Ethel Kennedy is best known as the widow of Robert F. Kennedy, the former U.S. attorney general and New York senator who was assassinated in 1968.

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A recent compensation study will result in several employees of the Morehead Utility Plant Board getting pay increases.

General Manager Holly McGrath-Rosas says the MUPB hired the company Hanna Resources to examine its compensation scale. It found that the agency was paying many of its workers at below market value.

McGrath-Rosas says the Morehead Utility Plant Board will spend $67,000 in raises to 17 workers to get their salaries up to a fair market value. The agency will offer the pay hikes next year based on longevity of employment.

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Challenge Issued:

A long-time listener and public radio supporter from Morehead will match up to $2,000 for web gifts received during WMKY's Spring Fundraiser and Membership Drive today through Friday, April 13. Help us meet the challenge! Use WMKY's secure pledge form under the "Support Us" tab. Thanks for your support of Morehead State Public Radio - WMKY at 90.3FM.

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April 9, 2018 -- Charles Pierre Baudelaire was a French poet who also produced notable work as an essayist, art critic, and pioneering translator of Edgar Allan Poe.

While Morehead and Rowan County will partner on the building of a $600,000 splash pad this summer, local residents continue to express hope that the area will one day have another municipal pool.

The city closed and demolished its pool at the Greenhill City Park in 2014 because of dangerous structural problems.

Parks and Recreation Director David Morris says it's possible a new pool will be built next to the splash pad on the land the city bought last year across from the park.

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The sun breaks on the first day of WMKY's Spring Fundraiser and Membership Drive, today through Friday, April 13. Phone volunteers are ready for your gift of any amount at 606-783-2001 or use the secure online pledge form under the "Support Us" tab. Thanks for supporting public radio from Morehead State University.

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Are you a Morehead State University student, alum or community member interested in a career in health care? If so, the Health Care Job Fair at MSU may be the opportunity for which you have been searching.

The event is co-sponsored by the Morehead State University Department of Nursing and Career Services.

The fair will be held in the Center for Health Education and Research (CHER) Room 102 from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, April 11. Graduate programs and employers from health care related fields will be in attendance.

Outdoor Channel

Managing a deer herd across 120 counties is a science for the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources.

In some areas of the state, deer numbers are above desired levels. Overpopulation hurts herd quality, leading to smaller and less healthy deer. Too many deer also means increased habitat and crop damage. In other parts, particularly in areas of east Kentucky, biologists and hunters want more deer on the landscape.

Nature Conservatory

Learn about wildflowers and enjoy the spring season at Red River Gorge with the Kentucky Native Plant Society’s Wildflower Weekend April 13-14 at Natural Bridge State Resort Park.

The annual event includes hikes at the state park and in Red River Gorge on Friday and Saturday. Admission is $10 for adults, $3 for ages 13-17. Ages 12 and under are free. More information is available at: http://www.knps.org

Natural Bridge State Resort Park at Slade has a lodge, cottages and restaurant.

Mountain Arts Center

The 28th Summer Season for Billie Jean Osborne’s legendary Kentucky Opry kicks off with its premier performance on Saturday, June 16 in the Willard and Lucy Kinzer Theater of the Mountain Arts Center (MAC), the Prestonsburg venue that has been home to the Opry since the facility opened in 1996.

The Kentucky Opry cast is currently preparing various themes, medleys, and individual songs for the new season. As usual, the antics of resident comedian Munroe will be in full force as he continues to pursue his dream of becoming the star of the show.

National Sexual Violence Resource Center

As part of Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention month, WMKY will be bringing you event information and stories from survivors each week. Jacob Lindberg has more on the facts of sexual violence- how it affects people and how it can prevented...

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A special prosecutor is investigating a Morehead Judge for leaving the scene of an accident.

Authorities say Judge Willie Roberts is accused of rear-ending a vehicle on the off ramp of interstate -64 on march 10.  Roberts allegedly left the scene of the crash after the victim indicated she was calling for police assistance after the accident.

Morehead Police Captain Kyle Callahan says the woman and a small child were taken to the hospital as a precaution.

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Morehead State University’s Space Science Center was voted number one in two aerospace categories in "The Best of the Aerospace Industry in the American South.”

The Space Science Center ranked first in The Best Aerospace R&D in Kentucky and Kentucky's Best Colleges for Aerospace Worker Training. The rankings appear in the current issue of Southern Business and Development magazine.

Gresham, Smith and Partners

The Saint Joseph Mount Sterling Foundation, part of KentuckyOne Health, has received a $10,327 grant from the Lexington Cancer Foundation to establish a new program that will help cancer patients who are receiving treatment at Saint Joseph Mount Sterling.

Through this grant, the Joyful Comfort & Healing Program will be created at Saint Joseph Mount Sterling, and the foundation will be able to purchase four reclining chairs to use in the infusion center that will improve patient comfort as patients fighting cancer are receiving treatment.

    Ahead of the April 17th filing deadline, Kentucky’s Agriculture Commissioner has issued public service announcements urging Kentuckians to help fight hunger while filing their state inc​ome taxes.

Commissioner Ryan Quarles says Kentuckians can check line 33 on their income tax returns to donate part of their refund to the Farms to Food Banks Trust Fund…

   

Kentucky Ranks In Top Ten Most Stressed States

Apr 5, 2018
WalletHub

April is Stress Awareness Month, and a new report ranks Kentucky as one of the “most-stressed” states in the nation.

The list from WalletHub ranks every state using various categories of stress; including work-related stress, money-related stress, family-related stress, and health and safety-related stress. WalletHub spokeswoman Jill Gonzalez says Americans in general are worried about healthcare, but especially Kentuckians…

Independent Stave Company

Gov. Matt Bevin today announced barrel manufacturer Independent Stave Co. will create 220 jobs for Kentuckians with a new $66.5 million cooperage in Morehead.

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April 5, 2018 -- Bette Davis is remembered as one of Hollywood's legendary leading ladies, famous for her larger-than-life persona and for her nearly 100 film appearances.

Views From The Edge

The Kentucky Arts Council’s celebration of Kentucky Writers’ Day April 24 at Louisville’s Spalding University will cap off a week of literary events around the state that recognize the Commonwealth’s literary tradition.

The Kentucky General Assembly established Kentucky Writers’ Day in 1990 to honor Kentucky’s strong literary tradition and to celebrate the anniversary of the birth of Kentucky native Robert Penn Warren, the first poet laureate of the United States and winner of three Pulitzer Prizes.

Herald-Dispatch

Plan a spring adventure on Tygarts Creek on a canoe or kayak with a 6-mile  excursion hosted by Carter Caves State Resort Park.

The park is offering guided trips on six dates in 2018 – April 14, 21, 29 and May 2, 6 and 12.

The 3.5-hour trip down Tygarts Creek goes through one of Kentucky’s most beautiful limestone gorges. The park will provide canoes or kayaks, paddles, life vest, transportation shuttle from and back to the Welcome Center, and guides for your trip.

The fee is $40 per person. (The fee is $30 a person if you bring your own canoe or kayak.)

Rowan County Detention Center

A Hillsboro woman accused of stealing from a Morehead doctor’s office will be arraigned on Friday.

Authorities say 39-year-old Lori Back worked at Morehead Primary Care for several years before the alleged theft was discovered. She is accused of taking over $240,000, which is a Class-C felony.

Back was arrested last week and released on a $15,000 partially-secured cash bond.

The Carter County Fiscal Court has brokered a deal to free up its emergency road funds. WMKY’s Chas Jenkins reports…


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April 4, 2018 -- Martin Luther King Jr., an American clergyman and civil rights leader, was shot at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee, on April 4, 1968. He was rushed to St. Joseph's Hospital, and was pronounced dead at 7:05 p.m. CST.

Morehead State University

Morehead Mayor Jim Tom Trent and Rowan County Judge-Executive Walter Blevins joined more than 5,200 elected officials from all 50 states and the District of Columbia, Guam, and Puerto Rico stood together in support of AmeriCorps, Senior Corps and VISTA Programs.

Trent and Blevins participated in a national day of recognition Tuesday, April 3, to highlight the impact of national service in their cities and thank individuals who serve. Together, the elected officials represent more than 216 million citizens.

The process of finding a replacement for retiring Rowan County School Superintendent Marvin Moore continues tonight.

That’s when the screening committee, which is reviewing applications for the position, will meet again.  The group initially began with 16 resumes to consider.

School Board Chairman Rick Whelan heads the screening committee and says the panel is working to have a list of finalists for the post after its meeting next Tuesday…

Public Domain

April 3, 2018 -- Arthur "Dooley" Wilson was an American actor, singer and musician who is best remembered as Sam in the 1942 film, Casablanca; in the film, he also performed its theme song, "As Time Goes By".

Carter Caves hosts Mining Show

Apr 3, 2018
Smithsonian Magazine

Carter Caves State Resort Park will host the 8th Annual Eastern Mining Artifact Show this Saturday. WMKY’s Logan Pemberton has the story…

Morehead State University

Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc. has promoted Morehead State University alumnus Jennifer Rieffer (94) to general manager for WDKY (FOX) in Lexington. The announcement was made by Steve Marks, EVP and chief operating officer, of Sinclair’s television group.

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