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Morehead State University

The Morehead State University Service Award Committee has recommended that Dr. Frances “Fran” L. Helphinstine be the recipient of the 2018 Founders Award for University Service.

MSU’s Board of Regents approved the action during its June meeting. She will be presented with the award during Morehead State University’s Homecoming Banquet Friday, Oct. 19, at the Morehead Conference Center.

MSU Athletics

Three standout athletes on and off their playing venues will be inducted into the Morehead State Athletic Hall of Fame in 2018. The newest class consists of David Hyland (Football), Karen Lutes (Women's Cross Country/Track and Field) and Nick Atzinger (Men's Golf).

The induction ceremony will take place on Friday, Oct. 19 with recognition as well at the Homecoming football game versus Valparaiso (2 p.m. ET) on Oct. 20.

Allmusic

Matt (Guitar) Murphy, a renowned blues guitarist who played with The Blues Brothers and jammed with musical heavyweights Muddy Waters, Etta James and Chuck Berry, died Friday. He was 88.

Murphy's nephew Floyd Murphy Jr. confirmed his death in a Facebook post. It was unclear how he died.

A bluesman throughout his life, Murphy rose to fame when he joined The Blues Brothers, a band founded by comedians Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi in 1978 as part of a musical sketch on "Saturday Night Live."

MSPR

Morehead State Public Radio (WMKY, 90.3FM) has announced the addition of two music programs.

Deep Grooves, part of Audio Visions, airs Thursdays at 8:00 p.m. The program offers a weekly theme featuring music from a variety of genres. Tildon Johnson, MSU senior convergent media major, is host of the program.

Star Fam

  • Lightning Jim
  • Sunway Vitamins Program with Buddy Starcher
  • Lou Holtz Laugh Club

Jaco Pastorius

Jun 17, 2018
Rolling Stone

Sunday Night Jazz Showcase

Program #209 (June 17 at 8:00 p.m.)

Kentucky Department of Fish & Wildlife Resources

The report of a deer fawn being kept illegally led to drug charges against a man and his mother in Marion County.

On Monday, June 11, conservation officers with the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources charged 26-year-old Matt White, of Lebanon, Ky., with holding protected wildlife and one count of cultivation of five or more marijuana plants.

Ohio County Monitor

With a renewed focus on safety and protecting critical transportation assets, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) is launching Bridging Kentucky – a statewide bridge program that will rehabilitate or replace more than 1,000 bridges.

history.com

June 15, 2018 -- Rachel Jackson was the wife of Andrew Jackson, the 7th President of the United States. She lived with him at their home at The Hermitage, where she died just days after his election and before his inauguration in 1829—therefore she never served as First Lady, a role assumed by her niece, Emily Donelson.

Dom Flemons

Jun 15, 2018
Allmusic

Muddy Bottom Blues

Program #143 (June 15 at 8:00 p.m. and June 16 at 3:00 p.m.)

Dom Flemons is originally from Phoenix, Arizona and currently lives in the Washington, D.C. area. He is known as “The American Songster” since his repertoire of music covers nearly 100 years of American folklore, ballads, and tunes.

Flemons is a music scholar, historian, record collector and a multi-instrumentalist. He is considered an expert player on the Banjo, Fife, Guitar, Harmonica, Percussion, Quills, and Rhythm Bones.

Morehead State University

Morehead State University’s Educational Talent Search (ETS) program collaborated with MSUCorps and Bath County Middle School to provide academic tutoring to eighth grade ETS students during the 2017-18 school year.

First year AmeriCorps tutor, Haley Wells, worked daily with eighth grade Educational Talent Search students with the goal to raise reading scores in Bath County. A total of 15 students received certificates of completion on May 23 for their participation and hard work in the academic tutoring program.

Morehead State University

Morehead State University alumnus Dr. Lucian Yates III has been named interim provost and vice president for academic affairs at Kentucky State University.

He begins the position on July 1. Yates was inducted into the MSU Alumni Hall of Fame in 2012.

“It is with great excitement that we welcome Provost Yates back to the ‘College on the Hill,’” KSU President Christopher Brown said of Yates acceptance and homecoming.

Trafficwks

Motorists should watch for lane closures and increased traffic restrictions along KY 32 in Rowan County in the coming days as work ramps up at two Morehead intersections that are among the region’s highest crash rate locations.

Improvements include right turn lanes on KY 32 at the Fraley Drive-Pinecrest intersection just east of the I-64 interchange as well as lane separator curbs there and at KY 32 at West Main Street in downtown Morehead.

Morehead State University

After 10 days of bridging cultural gaps with songs and smiles, Morehead State University’s Concert Choir and Chamber Singers have returned home from their concert tour of Spain.

The choirs, led by Dr. Greg Detweiler, professor of music, presented five full concerts and four additional mini-concerts to packed audiences in Madrid, Toledo, Alcalá la Real, Valencia, Monserrat, Barcelona and the Úbeda International Festival of Music and Dance.

Participating were:

military.com

June 14, 2018 -- In the United States, Flag Day is celebrated on June 14. It commemorates the adoption of the flag of the United States on June 14, 1777 by resolution of the Second Continental Congress.

Moore on retirment

Jun 13, 2018
Rowan County Schools

With his retirement looming, Rowan County Schools Superintendent Marvin Moore admits the thought of it makes him “a little nervous”.

Moore will step-down after 13 years as Rowan’s top education official on June 30th.  He says he’s already looking at some things to keep him busy after that date, including a couple of consulting opportunities…

Moore says he’s always needed something to give his life a purpose and plans to also remain active in the community after he retires.  Assistant Superintendent John Maxey was named earlier to replace Moore on July 1st.

britannica.com

June 13, 2018 -- Fanny Burney was an English novelist and letter writer, who was the author of Evelina, a landmark in the development of the novel of manners.

Kentucky Department of Fish & Wildlife Resources

A meeting to nominate candidates for the Eighth District representative on the Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Commission will be held at 7:30 p.m. (Eastern) June 25 at the Morehead Conference Center, Collins Hall West, 111 East First Street, Morehead, Ky.

Doors will open at 6 p.m. Doors will close promptly at 7:30 p.m. for the duration of the meeting.

The Eighth District includes Bath, Bourbon, Boyd, Carter, Elliott, Fleming, Greenup, Lewis, Mason, Menifee, Montgomery, Morgan, Nicholas, Rowan and Wolfe counties.

Market Watch

Attorney General Andy Beshear has announced the six Kentucky counties to undergo independent inquiries for any potential irregularities that may have occurred during the May 22 primary election.

The counties, randomly drawn by Beshear in a publicly held drawing, include Bullitt, Jessamine, Owen, Powell, Rowan and Scott counties.

Metal Werks Inc.

Gov. Matt Bevin has announced The Legacy Companies, a food service and consumer appliance company, will create 60 full-time jobs and invest nearly $6.7 million as it revitalizes a recently closed Bourbon County facility.

Morehead State University

One of Morehead State Public Radio’s most recognizable voices will be doing his last newscast this month.

Chuck Mraz, who came to Kentucky to work at WMKY in 1986, will retire at the end of the month after more than 30 years with the station.

“It has been a great ride,” said Mraz. “More than 30 years ago, I came to WMKY not knowing anyone in the area. After 30 years, I leave with a lot of friends and a lot of great memories.”

cousteau.org

June 11, 2018 -- Jacques-Yves Cousteau was a French naval officer, explorer, conservationist, filmmaker, innovator, scientist, photographer, author and researcher who studied the sea and all forms of life in water.

Los Angeles Times

  • Welcome Back, Baseball
  • WHAS 25th Anniversary
  • ABC Hollywood Tour  

Roberto Perera

Jun 9, 2018
Musixmatch

Sunday Night Jazz Showcase

Program #208 (June 10 at 8:00 p.m.)

Roberto Perera’s romance with the Paraguayan harp began back in 1964 when the 12-year-old aspiring musician enrolled at the Conservatory of Modern Music in his hometown of Montevideo, Uruguay.

Kelly Willis

Jun 8, 2018
Broadway World

Muddy Bottom Blues

Program #142 (June 8 at 8:00pm and June 9 at 3:00pm)

Americana singer and songwriter Kelly Willis launched her recording career in 1990 with the album Well Travelled Love, but she first hit her creative stride with the 1999 independent release What I Deserve. Since then, Willis has carved out a comfortable niche writing and recording at her own relaxed pace, often in collaboration with her spouse, Bruce Robison (2013's Cheater's Game and 2014's Our Year), while 2002's Easy and 2007's Translated from Love were fine examples of her talent and charm.

Morehead State University

The Morehead State University Board of Regents passed the budget for the 2018-19 fiscal year Thursday.

The plan totals $147.3 million dollars, which is a $4. 9 million dollar decrease from the 2017-18 year.

The budget reflects a decrease in revenue of  $6.7 million dollars – due to decreased state funding and declining enrollment.

Chief Financial Officer Teresa Lindgren says the university cut $9.6 million dollars in personnel cost.

biography.com

June 7, 2018 -- Jessica Tandy was a British stage and film actress. She appeared in over 100 stage productions and had more than 60 roles in film and TV.

The I-64 rest areas at Morehead will close temporarily on Friday as a $2 million interstate resurfacing project in Rowan County nears completion.

On Friday morning, contractors will begin removing old blacktop and repaving each rest area’s access roads, and will finish paving the right lanes of eastbound and westbound I-64 between Exit 137 at Morehead and the 142 mile marker. The rest areas are expected to reopen Friday afternoon.

scottishpoetrylibrary.org.uk

June 6, 2018 -- Tom Scott was a Scottish poet, editor, and prose writer. His writing is closely tied to the New Apocalypse, the New Romantics, and the Scottish Renaissance. Scott was born in Glasgow, Scotland.

Noble Research Institute

A series of chemical treatments designed to keep boat ramps free of hydrilla at Cave Run Lake is now underway.

Hydrilla is an invasive aquatic weed that grows quickly, choking out other vegetation and impacting fish populations. First discovered in Cave Run Lake near Morehead in 2016, the weed quickly spread from Alfrey bank and Zilpo Flats to other areas of the lake.

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