April 2, 2018 -- Giovanni Giacomo Casanova led a dissolute lifestyle, a free-spirited existence filled with random adventure and scandal, culminating in his lively autobiography, which established him as the epitome of the libertine and made his name synonymous with "womanizer" or "playboy."

Fresh Plaza

Startup indoor farming company Hydroponic Farms USA will invest more than $44.5 million in Eastern Kentucky’s Breathitt County and create 121 jobs with the construction of a new facility on a reclaimed mine in Jackson, Gov. Matt Bevin announced.

Old Time Radio Downloads

  • Tom Mix Ralston Straight Shooters (Mystery of the Border Smugglers)
  • Let George Do It (First Client)

  Rowan County Judge-Executive Walter Blevins is keeping his fingers crossed that state legislators won’t pull the plug on the “Kentucky Wired” initiative.

 Kicked off in 2014, the aim of Kentucky Wired has been to run three-thousand miles of fiber optic cable across the state to improve high-speed internet access.  However, 230-million dollars later…only 708 miles of the cable is in-place….and many lawmakers are worried about its final cost.

The Telegraph

March 30, 2018 -- Albert Pierrepoint was a long-serving hangman in England. He executed at least 400 people, including William Joyce and John Amery. In Germany and Austria, after the Second World War, he executed some 200 people who had been convicted of war crimes

Dallas Moore

Mar 29, 2018
Carpe Diem

Muddy Bottom Blues

Program #136 (March 30 at 8:00 p.m. and March 31 at 3:00 p.m.)

Dallas Moore is an outlaw country singer who makes his home in Cincinnati. The long-haired Harley-riding singer, who was influenced by old Elvis Presley and Hank Williams 45s as a kid, plays a hard rockin' brand of country that is topped-of by his gruff vocals and shows equal reverence for Waylon Jennings and Lynyrd Skynyrd.

Moore, who went to college on a jazz scholarship, has won several trophies at the Cincinnati Music Awards.

Bluegrass Benefit

Mar 29, 2018

A benefit concert featuring local bluegrass bands will take place this Saturday, March 31st at Heritage Elementary School near Grayson. Music by artists including Jonathan Cox, The Pactolus Pony Riders, Billie Renee Johnson, and Hammertowne.

Chaston Carroll plays mandolin with Hammertowne. The concert will raise money for his uncle, 55-year-old Roger Oney of Willard, who was diagnosed with cancer after doing some blood work…

Alleged shooters caught

Mar 29, 2018

Two men accused in connection with an incident where shots were fired at an Ashland police officer are now in custody.

Frank Joliff Jr.  of Catlettsburg and Danny Halley of Ashland were arrested yesterday by the APD and members of the US marshals service.  Police Chief Todd Kelley says city police want to know which one of them fired two shots at an officer during a foot pursuit following a traffic stop early Sunday morning in a residential area of Ashland…

An Elliott County man is dead following a single-vehicle crash Wednesday morning.

Coroner John Northcutt says 44-year-old Anthony Adkins crashed his car just after 10:00am while driving on Brown Ridge Road in Rowan County…

      Northcutt says there were no signs of intoxication. He thinks rainy conditions likely contributed to the crash.

Ashland Police Department

Ashland Police Chief Todd Kelley says his department is working to locate a man they believe was connected to a recent incident in which shots were fired at an officer.

Authorities are talking to those who know 28-year-old Frank Joliff Jr., who Kelley says was one of two men in a car that was pulled over early Sunday morning.  According to the chief, Joliff and the other man fled the scene on foot with shots being fired at an APD officer…

MSU Theatre

The cast and crew of the Morehead State Theatre Department’s production of “Einstein’s Dreams” has been invited to perform at the Fringe Festival in Scotland later this year, and they’ve been working hard to make it happen. WMKY’s Ellen Barnette has the story…

Catholic Online

March 28, 2018 -- Saint Teresa of Ávila was a prominent Spanish mystic, Roman Catholic saint, Carmelite nun and author during the Counter Reformation, and theologian of contemplative life through mental prayer. 

The show conveys our sympathy for those medical students and all others affected by Hurricane Maria on September 20, 2017. The subsequent loss of electricity, Internet, transportation, and commerce is touched everyone in Puerto Rico. While first responders can supply basic needs, lives and careers are interrupted. We all need to help each other and we need to find mechanisms so that a natural disaster does not cost us generation of young people.


March 27, 2018 -- Patty Smith Hill was a composer and teacher who is perhaps best known for co-writing, with her sister Mildred Hill, the tune which later became popular as "Happy Birthday to You". 


March 26, 2018 -- Duncan Hines was an American pioneer of restaurant ratings for travelers. He is best known today for the brand of food products that bears his name.

Radio Spirits

  • Duffy’s Tavern (Archie Patents Electricity)
  • Big Band Remotes (Duke Ellington & His Orchestra)  

Springs Magazine

Muddy Bottom Blues

Program #135 (March 23 at 8:00pm and March 24 at 3:00pm)

Although the Blind Boys of Alabama have been singing gospel music for more than five decades, it wasn't until the late 20th century that they had the benefit of a major record company behind them.


March 22, 2018 -- Ellen Glasgow was an American novelist who portrayed the changing world of the contemporary South. 

High school artists have the freshman experience in Claypool-Young

Mar 21, 2018
Kaitlin Ferrell

High school artists experienced a professional gallery setting in the Claypool-Young art gallery during the annual Burley-Coal Region High School Exhibition and Competition.

After weeks creating, high schoolers from Eastern Kentucky, Ohio and West Virginia had their works presented in the gallery and judged by Morehead State faculty. The various works consisted of 2D art, 3D art, ceramics, photography, jewelry, metal-smithing and fiber and textile design.

Students were judged based on originality, materials used and presentation.

Morehead State University

A Craft Academy student was among four Kentucky high school students to win the 29th Annual Secretary of State's Essay Contest.

Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes recognized the four students at a ceremony at Rupp Arena during the Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Boys’ Sweet 16 Basketball Tournament.

Among the winners was Craft Academy's Victoria Kelly Brunson of Somerset. Other winners were:

9th Grade, Nevaeh Hope Dearmond, Logan County High School, Russellville

10th Grade, Chloe Morgan Watkins, Logan County High School, Russellville

Kentucky Department of Fish & Wildlife

The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources will study the impact of allowing anglers participating in fishing tournaments to keep shorter bass in lakes with special regulations.

The three-year test is limited to two spring and two fall tournaments each year on Lake Cumberland and Cave Run Lake.


March 20, 2018 -- Henrik Johan Ibsen was a major 19th-century Norwegian playwright, theatre director, and poet. He is often referred to as "the father of realism" and is one of the founders of Modernism in theatre.

On the 95th anniversary of Robert Frost’s “Stopping by the Woods on a Snowy Evening”, Health Matters revisits this classic American poem. We talk about insomnia, low blood pressure and suicide, legalizing marijuana, and a cancer “Ground Shot” for Eastern Kentucky.

Tip:  Sleep experts are focusing on avoiding white light at night. They even suggest using sunglasses if you wake up and must look at a screen.


Morehead State University

MSU’s Saudi Students Club has three primary goals. The first is to serve as a resource for Saudi students studying at MSU. The second is to share their country’s values, culture and traditions with non-Saudis. The third is to give back to the community in which they live and learn.

Morehead State University

Morehead State Public Radio’s 2018 Spring Fundraiser and Membership Drive will be held during the week of April 9 through 13.

“We hope to build on the success of our fall fundraiser by returning to a telethon-style event,” said Paul Hitchcock, MSPR general manager. “We’ll be asking listeners to step forward with a financial gift to support our local programming and operations.”

Morehead State students walk out in protest of gun violence

Mar 19, 2018
Julianna Leach

Morehead State University students walked out of class in protest of gun violence and in solidarity with the #Enough movement.

19 students and four professors walked out Wednesday to protest at MSU's free speech area.

MSU student Sarah Holland, who hosted the peaceful protest, stressed the importance of solutions over political differences. She explained that the protest was an open door for anyone to express solutions to gun violence.

The History List

To commemorate World Autism Awareness Day, the Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) will offer special programming on Monday, April 2, for children with autism.

Autism Awareness Day will take place between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History, 100 W. Broadway, Frankfort.

That day, KHS will provide low noise levels, filtered lights, pictorial signs, quiet spaces and sensory activities in the exhibit “A Kentucky Journey” to meet the specific needs of the autism community.

Best 2000+

Learn about the history of mining or buy a few antiques at the Eastern Mining Collectors Association’s annual Spring Meet and Show at Carter Caves State Resort Park on Saturday, April 7.

Vendors from across the country will be at the show to sell, buy and trade mining artifacts used in the mining of coal, gold, silver and copper. The artifacts include lamps, mine signs, photos, posters and other items. Vendors can also identify and give free appraisals of mining-related items that you might have hidden in your attic, basement or barn.


March 19, 2018 -- David Paul Scofield was an English actor of stage and screen who was known for his striking presence, distinctive voice, and for the clarity and effortless intensity of his delivery.

Radio Spirits

  • Mr. District Attorney (Case of the Sinister Cinema)
  • Baby Snooks (Rich Uncle)
  • Daredevils of Hollywood (Frank McGrath)