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Kentucky Attorney General's Office

Attorney General Andy Beshear announced his Medicaid Fraud Control Unit is part of a local, state and federal team recently honored with a federal award for its work in the 2016 conviction of an opioid over-prescribing southern Indiana doctor.

The United States Health and Human Services (HHS) Inspector General’s Honor Award for Quality, Safety and Value recognizes Beshear’s Medicaid fraud investigators for their work in the January 2016 conviction of Dr. Jaime Guerrero who was sentenced to 100 months in federal prison on 35 drug and health care fraud counts.

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet

While one-lane traffic will continue across the Catlettsburg-Kenova Bridge (US 60) in Boyd County, contractors are switching sides on the renovation work.

Motorists should expect traffic changes by next week as contractors reopen the currently-closed lane across the bridge. Traffic will then use that lane to cross the bridge on the newly-renovated surface, while construction starts in the opposite, unrenovated lane.

Morehead State Athletics

Morehead State sophomore Allison Rager and junior Kylie Holton have been n

Kentucky Attorney General's Office

Attorney General Andy Beshear announced that his office is better protecting Kentuckians by holding several fitness centers in Kentucky accountable for failing to properly register with his office.

By law, fitness centers or gyms, spelled out in statute as “health spas,” are required to file an annual registration statement with the Office of the Attorney General, and post a bond, if they charge an initiation fee or have pre-paid memberships. Each bond amount is based on the number of memberships.

kentucky.gov

The Kentucky Finance and Administration Cabinet posted the official notice stating the Commonwealth’s intent to pursue redevelopment of the Capital Plaza Tower Office Building, Fountain Place Shops, Frankfort Convention Center, and surrounding areas in downtown Frankfort, Ky.

The Commonwealth seeks to enter into a build-to-suit arrangement with a private sector developer for demolition and reconstruction. A build-to-suit allows the Commonwealth to leverage the expertise and financial wherewithal of the private sector to complete projects on an aggressive schedule.

Morehead State University

Morehead State University will hold its 2017 Spring Commencement ceremonies on Saturday, May 13, at the Academic-Athletic Center.

During the two programs, President Wayne D. Andrews will confer degrees on nearly 1,200 graduate and undergraduate students.

The first commencement program will start at 10 a.m. Students in the College of Business and Technology and College of Science will participate.

Jasmine Olivia Prince of Fairborn, Ohio, will be the morning student speaker. She is the daughter of Edward and Michelle Prince.

Rites of Passage slated for May 12

May 8, 2017
Morehead State University

Morehead State University’s Office of Student Activities, Inclusion, and Leadership Development will sponsor its 33rd Rites of Passage recognition ceremony on Friday, May 12, at 7:30 p.m.

The ceremony will take place in the Space Science Center.

The purpose of the ceremony is to recognize and celebrate the scholastic achievement of minority and international students at MSU. Each student will receive a certificate, a gift, and a special Kente stole.

The keynote speaker for the spring celebration will be Cory Clark, MSU’s minority academic services coordinator.

National Nurses Week: KY Ranks in Top 10 for Pay

May 8, 2017
Public News Service

Whether they're working in a hospital, physician's office or nursing home - Kentucky nurses can take comfort in knowing they're earning some of the best wages in the country.

May 6-12 is National Nurses Week, and a recent survey from finance website WalletHub ranked Kentucky 25th on its list of best states for nurses. And when it comes to wages, WalletHub analyst Jill Gonzalez said the state is in the top 10 for starting salaries for nurses.

Kentucky Makes Strides in Fighting Hunger

May 8, 2017
Public News Service

An annual snapshot of food insecurity shows Kentucky is making some strides in the fight to end hunger.

The Map the Meal Gap 2017 report by Feeding America released Thursday tracks who is struggling with hunger and where they live.

According to the findings, Kentucky's food insecurity rate of 16 percent fell about 1 percent from last year.

Food insecurity rates are down overall since 2011, and Tamara Sandberg, executive director of the Kentucky Association of Food Banks, says she's thrilled to see the improvement.

Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services

A state employees’ charity drive inspired by Governor Matt Bevin's initiative to help improve the state’s foster care system will help hundreds of children in need.

Kentucky State Parks

Jenny Wiley State Resort Park will receive 30 recycling bins for its campground thanks to a grant made possible by the Dr Pepper Snapple Group in collaboration with Keep America Beautiful.

The grant, obtained by the Friends of Jenny Wiley, is aimed at keeping parks across the country free of litter. The program has placed 3,400 recycling bins at parks in 38 states over the last four years.

Mother’s Day Buffet Planned At State Parks May 14

May 8, 2017
Kentucky State Parks

Give mom a break this Mother’s Day with a buffet at a Kentucky State Park. The Kentucky State Parks will be offering a Mother’s Day buffet Sunday, May 14, at its resort parks.

 

The menu includes salad bar, fruit, cheese, roast beef, roast pork with apple dressing, chicken and dumplings, fried catfish and hush puppies, vegetables and desserts.

 

The buffet will start at 11 a.m. and closing times will vary by park. General Butler State Resort Park is having seatings at 11:30 a.m., 1 p.m., 2:30, 4 and 5:30.

 

Annual Athletics Golf Outing at Eagle Trace

May 8, 2017
Morehead State Athletics

The annual Morehead State Athletics Golf Outing is now less than a month away. The event will be held on Saturday, June 3, at Eagle Trace Golf Course in Morehead. Spots are filling up rapidly, so golfers are encouraged to sign up now.

Kentucky Department of Fish & Wildlife

Summer is around the corner and families start to go on summer vacations shortly.

Taking your kids to catch some hand-sized bluegill is another great aspect of this time of year in our state.

“A lot of your bigger male bluegill are moving up into the shallows,” said David Baker, Central Fisheries District biologist for the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources. “It is an excellent time to take kids out and get them excited and hooked on fishing.”

Thelonious Monk

May 7, 2017
Allmusic

Sunday Night Jazz Showcase

Program #165 (May 7 at 8:00 p.m.)

MSU Athletics

Morehead State softball fell twice at Eastern Kentucky on Saturday afternoon. The Eagles conclude their season at 26-22 and 6-12 in Ohio Valley Conference play.

"We battled hard and came up short in game two. It is a disappointing end to the season but we accomplished a lot this season," said head coach David Williams. "We posted the first winning season in quite some time and some individuals set single season records. There is definitely a lot to build on."

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Steve Kaufman

May 5, 2017
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Muddy Bottom Blues

Program #104 (May 5 at 8:00 p.m.)

Steve Kaufman was born into a musical family in 1957. His father was a jazz piano player and his mother was a classically trained pianist. Music was always around. At four Steve started plinking at the piano and did so for several years.

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Mississippi Heat – Cab Driving Man (Delmark)

Ronnie Baker Brooks – Times Have Changed (Provogue)

Delbert McClinton & Self Made Men – Prick Of The Litter (Thirty Tigers)

Elvin Bishop’s Big Fun Trio – Elvin Bishop’s Big Fun Trio (Alligator)

Sharon Lewis & Texas Fire – Grown Ass Woman (Delmark)

Bobby Rush – Porcupine Meat (Rounder)

Robert Randolph & Family Band – Got Soul (Sony)

Challenger Center

Challenger Center announced Monday that Jacqueline Caudill, a middle school teacher in Viper, KY is the 2017 June Scobee Rodgers Innovative Educator Award winner. Named in honor of Challenger Center Founding Chair June Scobee Rodgers, the award recognizes an outstanding educator who understands the importance of STEM education and demonstrates a passion for teaching STEM subjects.

MSU Athletics

The Morehead State baseball team grabbed an early 8-0 lead, then watched as visiting Ohio scored 14 of the next 15 runs in the game, before rallying itself for six scores in the final two at-bats as the Eagles pulled out a 15-14 victory over the Bobcats Tuesday at Allen Field.

Men's Basketball inks James Baker of Meade County HS

May 3, 2017
MSU Athletics

James Baker, a 6-foot-7 forward from Meade County High School, has signed a National Letter of Intent with the Morehead State men's basketball program.

Baker will be a freshman during the 2017-18 school year.

MSU Athletics

Morehead State women's basketball has added to its incoming class of 2017, inking junior college transfer Tierra McGowan to a National Letter of Intent.

"We are thrilled to have Tierra join our family," said Eagles head coach Greg Todd. "She will bring a competitive nature every day that our fans will be excited to watch."

“We Put the Hospital in Hospitality” show

May 3, 2017

Our tribute to the airlines’ customer service record begins with irritating research using “intercept survey methodology”, gets unexpectedly confrontational when we discuss removing passengers from airplanes, veers to tragedy discussing economic differences in life expectancy, and ends with cigarette and soda taxes. It is hard to imagine this much stupidity in one hour, but Health Matters gives you more!

Tip: 5 or more blistering sunburns between ages 15 and 25 years raises your risk of melanoma by 80%. Learn, don’t burn!

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Morehead State Athletics

Four Morehead State football athletes have been named to the 2017 Kentucky Pro Football Hall of Fame All-Commonwealth Team.

May Money Tips for Students

May 3, 2017
tescoliving.com

If you’re having trouble paying your student loans and other debts, you may be contacted by a debt collection agency.

Don’t try to dodge a collector. It’s in your best interest to work with the agency to work out a payment schedule so you can pay your debts and start to reestablish your credit.

Most collection agencies abide by the law, but you may be contacted by one that doesn’t. In that case, you should know your rights and responsibilities, according to the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA).

Restaurant Row Construction Activity Increasing

May 3, 2017
Mountain Parkway Expansion

Crews recently began blasting and this week will begin moving excavated dirt and rock from near the Magoffin County Health Department to fill areas near the Burning Fork Bridge. Trucks will haul 20 to 25 loads of material per hour to the fill area, crossing US 460 (Parkway Drive) near St. Luke Catholic Church.

Morehead State Public Radio

Morehead State Public Radio (WMKY, 90.3FM) earned a total of 11 awards in the professional and college divisions Saturday at the annual Kentucky Associated Press Broadcasters (KAPB) awards in Lexington.

The awards were announced for both professional and college contests.

Richest of Rich Support Saving Estate Tax

May 1, 2017
Public News Service

More than 50 multi-millionaires have signed a letter urging President Donald Trump and Congress to abandon their attempts to abolish the federal estate tax, the only tax on inherited wealth in the U.S.

Chuck Collins, heir to the Oscar Mayer fortune and author of the book "Born on Third Base," points out the tax only applies to households with assets of more than $11 million.

He adds the tax was put in place 100 years ago to prevent the kind of inherited aristocracy the nation fought a revolutionary war over.

Morehead State Athletics

Morehead State women's basketball has officially welcomed its newest member, Erin Blaine, to its program for the 2017-18 season.

"Our staff is very excited to have Erin join our family," said Eagles head coach Greg Todd. "She brings a wealth of experience with her."

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