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The Morehead Community Recycling Center has been awarded around $67-thousand dollars from the Kentucky Division of Waste Management.

Grant dollars from the Kentucky Pride Fund, which is generated by a $1.75 fee for each ton of municipal solid waste disposed of in Kentucky landfills, are financing the 78 grants, which total just under $5 million for different entities across the state.

Center Director Collin Alexander says the bulk of the money will be used for an automatic bailing system.

Public Domain

June 5, 2018 -- Elena Cornaro Piscopia was a Venetian philosopher of noble descent, who was one of the first women to receive an academic degree from a university and in 1678 she became the first woman in the world to receive a Ph.D. degree.  

Morehead State University

INSIGHT, a postsecondary preparation program for high school students who are blind or visually impaired, will be held on the Morehead State University campus June 9-16.

In its 12th year, the program is a collaboration between MSU, Kentucky Office for the Blind, Kentucky School for the Blind, Big East Educational Cooperative, and KSB Charitable Foundation.

Morehead State University

Showcasing the wealth of visual art in Kentucky, "The Bluegrass Biennial: A Kentucky Juried Exhibition" will be on exhibit June 4 through Aug. 29 at Morehead State University’s Golding-Yang gallery in the Claypool-Young Art Building.

A closing reception and juror’s talk will be held Wednesday, Aug. 29, from 5 to 7 p.m.

The Exhibition juror is Daniel Pfalzgraf, currently the curator for the Carnegie Center for Art and History in New Albany, Indiana.

Morehead State University

For the second consecutive year, two students from MSU's Space Systems Engineering (SSE) graduate program exhibited the Lunar IceCube at NASA's Technology on the Hill event, which was held May 9, in Washington, D.C. 

Kennedy Haught of Kenova, West Virginia, and Sarah Wilczewsk of Cleveland, Ohio, presented the satellite before 350 event attendees and eight members of Congress.

The Telegraph

June 4, 2018 -- George III was King of Great Britain and King of Ireland from 25 October 1760 until the union of the two countries on 1 January 1801, after which he was King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland until his death in 1820.

Hake’s Americana

  • Popeye The Sailor (Popeye and Gang at the Zoo)
  • Baby Snooks (Mudneck)
  • Case Dismissed (Legal Wills)  

Gabrielle Goodman

Jun 2, 2018
Berklee College of Music

Sunday Night Jazz Showcase

Program #207 (June 3 at 8:00 p.m.)

Gabrielle Goodman is a professor of music at the Berklee College of Music in the Voice Department. She is well-versed in jazz, R&B, classical, as well as gospel and has performed with Chaka Khan, Al Jarreau, Nancy Wilson, and Roberta Flack.

Her 1993 JMT/Polygram debut release Travelin' Light, featuring Kevin Eubanks on guitar, saxophonist Gary Thomas, and drummer Buddy Williams, brought Goodman international acclaim.

Tina Terry Agency

Grammy-nominated Chicago blues legend Eddy “The Chief” Clearwater died of heart failure on Friday, June 1, in his hometown of Skokie, Illinois. He was 83.

Born Edward Harrington on January 10, 1935 in Macon, Mississippi, Clearwater (as he came to be known) was internationally lauded for his blues-rocking guitar playing, his original songs and his flamboyant showmanship. He was inducted into the Blues Hall Of Fame in 2016, and also won two Blues Music Awards including Contemporary Male Blues Artist of The Year in 2001.

Kentucky ranked 48th in senior health

Jun 1, 2018
HUD

New data reveals a rural/urban divide when it comes to the health of older Kentuckians.

The United Health Foundation's 2018 Senior Health Report examines 34 health indicators and ranks Kentucky 48th among states, up one notch from last year's rankings.

Kentucky abuse survivors get help with 'Financial Empowerment'

Jun 1, 2018
Grants

Some financial specialists are helping survivors of partner abuse in Kentucky learn the power of financial fitness – and how to achieve it.

The Allstate Foundation is partnering with the Kentucky Coalition Against Domestic Violence to provide financial education classes at shelters around the state.

Stacey Walden, a senior public education specialist and community counselor at the Women's Crisis Center Northern Kentucky, says agents offer one-on-one sessions with their clients.

Gretchen Peters

Jun 1, 2018
Rolling Stone

Muddy Bottom Blues

Program #141 (June 1 at 8:00 p.m.; June 2 at 3:00 p.m.)

A singer and songwriter whose work is both literate and easily relatable, Gretchen Peters has enjoyed a successful career as a recording artist, releasing a series of albums that have made her a cult heroine thanks to her clear, expressive voice and way with a melody.

Her recordings have earned her a devoted following, but there are plenty of folks who are fans of her work and don't even know it -- Peters is a go-to songwriter for many of the biggest names in country and pop.

britannica.com

May 31, 2018 -- Fred Allen was an American humorist whose laconic style, dry wit, and superb timing influenced a generation of radio and television performers.

Amazon

Bernard Allison – Let It Go (Ruf)

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

Tinsley Ellis – Winning Hand (Alligator)

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

Marcia Ball – Shine Bright (Alligator)

Coco Montoya – Hard Truth (Alligator)

Johnny Tucker – Seven Day Blues (Highjohn)

Blackberry Smoke – Find A Light (3 Legged)

Colonial Williamsburg Foundation

May 29, 2018 -- Patrick Henry was an American attorney, planter, and orator well known for his declaration to the Second Virginia Convention: "Give me liberty, or give me death!"

MSU Athletics

Morehead State baseball upended No. 18 Tennessee Tech Sunday for the second consecutive day to win the 2018 Ohio Valley Conference Tournament Championship.

Junior left-fielder Niko Hulsizer hit a go-ahead solo homer in the top of the ninth inning off the OVC Pitcher of the Year, Tech's Travis Moths, as the Eagles held on to win 4-3. The Eagles topped TTU 11-6 on Saturday to force the league's "if necessary" game and won it to mark the fourth time since 2005 a team has come back from the consolation bracket to win the event by knocking off the other team twice.

MSU Athletics

Morehead State Baseball is headed to Clemson, S.C. for the 2018 NCAA Regional. The Eagles learned their spot at a watch party at Buffalo Wild Wings on Monday afternoon.

Morehead State (four seed, 37-24) will face No. 10 national seed and fifth-ranked Clemson (45-14) at 6 p.m. ET on Friday at Doug Kingsmore Stadium. Vanderbilt (two seed, 31-25) and St. John's (three-seed, 39-25) are also at the Clemson Regional and will square off at Noon on Friday. The winners will play each other Saturday at 6 p.m. while the losers play Saturday at Noon in the double elimination format.

biography.com

  • Franklin D. Roosevelt Memorial (April 12, 1945)  

The New York Times

Sunday Night Jazz Showcase

Program #206 (May 27 at 8:00pm)

Dave Brubeck – Late Night Brubeck: Live at the Blue Note

Pianist Dave Brubeck teams up with saxophonist Bobby Militello (alto, tenor and flute), bassist Jack Six and drummer Randy Jones for a set that emphasizes ballads and slower tempos.

Kentucky Department of Fish & Wildlife Resources

Boaters can feel safer during the Memorial Weekend holiday as conservation officers with the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources join other law enforcement agencies.

More than 100 conservation officers will patrol Kentucky’s waterways this weekend to watch for dangerous boaters.

MSU Athletics

It all comes down to this.

Morehead State baseball knocked off Eastern Kentucky 5-2 to reach the 2018 OVC Tournament Championship game and then ousted No. 18 Tennessee Tech 11-6 Saturday to force a winner-take-all game on Sunday at 1 p.m. ET.

MSU is now 36-24 overall and is the only league team to hand the nationally-ranked Golden Eagles two losses this season.

MSU 5, EKU 2

Doc Watson

May 25, 2018
NPR

Muddy Bottom Blues

Program #140 (May 25 at 8:00pm and May 26 at 3:00pm)

Doc Watson – Live at Club 47

Yep Roc Records and the Southern Folklife Collection at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Libraries announce the release of Doc Watson, Live at Club 47, set for a February 9 release on CD and digital, nearly 55 years to the date of the original recording.

Morehead State University

Morehead State University has been included in U.S. Veterans Magazine’s Best of the Best Top Veteran-Friendly school rankings.

Tufts Now

The Kentucky Air National Guard is teaming with the Kentucky Department for Local Government and other branches of the U.S. military to offer health care at no cost to citizens in four Eastern Kentucky counties starting June 15.

Medical screenings, non-emergency medical treatments, sports physicals, dental exams, cleanings, fillings and extractions, optical exams, and single-prescription eyeglasses will all be offered, said Lt. Col. Amy Mundell, a medical administrative officer in the Kentucky Air Guard’s 123rd Medical Group, which is serving as the lead military agency.

biography.com

May 24, 2018 -- Bob Dylan is an American singer-songwriter, author, and painter who has been an influential figure in popular music and culture for more than five decades

MLive

Unemployment rates fell in all 120 Kentucky counties between April 2017 and April 2018, according to the Kentucky Center for Education and Workforce Statistics (KCEWS), an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.   

Woodford County recorded the lowest jobless rate in the Commonwealth at 2.7 percent. It was followed by Campbell, Oldham and Shelby counties, 2.9 percent each; Fayette, Scott and Spencer counties, 3 percent each; and Boone, Kenton, Marion, Warren and Washington counties, 3.1 percent each.

Pest World

With spring now in full swing, people are taking advantage of the warmer weather and spending more time outside.

This also is the time when tick activity increases across Kentucky.

The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources and the Kentucky Department for Public Health are reminding people to take precautions against tick bites, which can transmit serious and potentially deadly illnesses.

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet

Offering the cleanest safe havens for road-weary motorists driving on the Commonwealth’s interstates, two I-64 facilities in northeast Kentucky received the Best Maintained Rest Area Award recently at the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s 19th annual recognition ceremony.

The Carter County Eastbound I-64 Rest Area and the Rowan County Westbound I-64 Rest Area tied for the award, which is based on state inspection reports.

Morehead State University

The Craft Academy for Excellence in Science and Mathematics is offering four unique summer camps this year designed to spark students' interests in space science, engineering, aeronautics and the arts.

"Take Flight: an FPV Drone Racing Camp" will be held June 21 and 22 and is open to incoming eighth and ninth grade students. During the two-day non-residential camp, students will learn to build, fly and race FPV drones. The cost of the camp is $250 and includes lunch, snacks and camp materials.

The winner of Rowan County's most watched primary is now looking forward to November's general election.

Elwood Caudill will vie with Republican Kim Davis after winning the Democratic nomination for County Clerk on Tuesday. Caudill's main challenger in the primary was David Ermold, a gay man who was denied a marriage license by Davis in 2015. The case, which went to federal court, made national news.

Caudill easily defeated Ermold, even though his opponent had $201,000 in his campaign war chest, much of it from sources outside Kentucky.

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