November 6, 2017 -- Antoine-Joseph "Adolphe" Sax was a Belgian inventor and musician who invented the saxophone in the early 1840s. He played the flute and clarinet. He also invented the saxotromba, saxhorn and saxtuba.

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Morehead State men's basketball will get a final tune-up opportunity before Friday's season opener when the Eagles host Cincinnati Christian in an exhibition contest Monday at Johnson Arena.

The Eagles put forth a respectable showing last week in the Kentucky Cares exhibition at Kentucky before falling 92-67. Junior forward Lamontray Harris led Morehead State with 15 points and four rebounds, plus four assists, in 27 minutes. Sophomore guard Jordan Walker turned in 13 points.

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Morehead State Public Radio’s 2017 Fall Fundraiser and Membership Drive was held Oct. 16 through 20.

The first live, on-air fundraiser in five years, listeners were asked to support the flagship station WMKY (90.3FM) with a financial gift to support local programming and operations. During the five-day fundraiser, more than $24,000 was raised from 250 new and renewing members.

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The Bluegrass Higher Education Consortium announced that 41 Fellows have completed its fourth Bluegrass Academic Leadership Academy at Asbury University.

The Academic Leadership Academy is a presidential initiative, led by the 12 presidents represented in the consortium, to build future academic leaders in the Bluegrass Region. A total of 175 Fellows have now completed the program in four years.

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With 10 new players, including six freshmen, men's basketball head coach Preston Spradlin is concerned with more than just shot selection, rebound position, and defensive posture.

There is a more basic question that must first be answered.

Who will be the leaders of his Morehead State men's basketball team?

The Eagles have no seniors and only three juniors, two of whom are transfers.

The one returning junior, Lamontray Harris, and sophomore guard Jordan Walker are consciously working at being the leaders that Spradlin needs.

St. Lucia Times

Kentucky’s Touchstone Energy Cooperatives has dedicated Cooperative Solar Farm One, a 60-acre solar energy facility located in Clark County, Ky.

“Co-op members have asked our electric cooperatives to provide options for clean, renewable energy. Today, this solar farm officially begins producing energy fueled by the sun,” said Joe Spalding, board chairman of East Kentucky Power Cooperative (EKPC), which will operate the solar farm. He is a member of Inter-County Energy Cooperative.

The Times Weekly

A scam alert has been issued by Attorney General Andy Beshear to warn Kentuckians about fraudulent advertisements placed in the classified section of local Kentucky newspapers and online.

Beshear said Kentuckains in several counties including Bath, Barren, Franklin and Jefferson have reported replying to classified ads for a deeply discounted John Deere tractor, Toyota or Chevrolet pickup truck that turned out to be a scam.


The Department for Local Government (DLG) approved funding for a $200,000 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) to the City of Morehead for the Morehead Inspiration Center.

Midlo Scoop

Daylight Savings Time ends this Sunday (November 5) at 2:00a.m. Remember to set your clocks back one hour before you go to bed Saturday night.

It’s also recommended to change batteries in your smoke detectors, carbon monoxide detectors and fire alarms. Check batteries in media devices, children's toys, and other items such as flashlights, garage door openers and clocks.

When a fearsome monster wants you dead

When terror fills your heart with dread

You’d best be wearing shoes with tread

Brought to you by shoes with tread, we discuss falls down the stairs, falls due to pets, falls from tree stands, hockey games, musicals, and scary movies. If you are too frightened to celebrate Halloween, this show offers you a very low-adrenaline alternative. Boo.


The infamous "Pirates of Penzance" will sail into Morehead for four performances in Duncan Recital Hall in the Baird Music Hall on the Morehead State University campus, Nov. 8 through 11 at 7:30 p.m. each night.

Morehead State University Opera, directed and conducted by Dr. Roma Prindle, associate professor of music, will present the zany British comedy by Gilbert and Sullivan.

All tickets are $5, cash or check only, with all MSU students admitted free on Wednesday evening only.


November 2, 2017 -- James Knox Polk was the 11th President of the United States. He previously served as the 13th Speaker of the House of Representatives and as Governor of Tennessee.


October 31, 2017 -- English Romantic lyric poet John Keats was dedicated to the perfection of poetry marked by vivid imagery that expressed a philosophy through classical legend.


George Thorogood – Party Of One (Rounder)

Cash Box Kings – Royal Mint (Alligator)

Gregg Allman – Southern Blood (Rounder)

Rick Estrin & Nightcats – Groovin’ In Greaseland (Alligator)

North Mississippi All-Stars – Prayer For Peace (Songs Of The South)

Coco Montoya – Hard Truth (Alligator)

Robert Cray & Hi Rhythm – Robert Cray & Hi Rhythm (Jay-Vee)

Linsey Alexander – Two Cats (Delmark)

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The Community Advisory Board for Morehead State Public Radio will conduct its quarterly meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 8, at 6 p.m.

The meeting will be held in the MSPR studios, located in Breckinridge Hall on the Morehead State University campus. Meetings of the board are open to the public.

Morehead State Public Radio broadcasts 24-hours a day from the MSU campus. WMKY (90.3 FM) serves as the flagship station for the network. MSPR serves more than 20 counties in Kentucky, Ohio and West Virginia.


October 30, 2017 -- John Adams was an American patriot who served as the second President of the United States and the first Vice President. 

Black Heritage Commemorative Society

October 26, 2017 -- 20th century recording artist Mahalia Jackson, known as the Queen of Gospel, is revered as one of the greatest musical figures in U.S. history.

Leeann Akers / WMKY News

Kentucky State Police are investigating a deadly house fire in Rowan County.  

Jon Smith, 31, was killed in the blaze while his fiancee, Tierra Maze, was treated for burns at Saint Claire Healthcare.  

Firefighters responded to the scene of the fire off Mcbrayer Road in Clearfield around  1 a.m. Thursday morning.  A KSP Arson Investigator was called to the scene, and the cause of the blaze is still under investigation.  

Kentucky State Police said in a press release that no foul play is suspected in Smith's death.  


Sign ups for Rowan County Christmas are open through November 15th. Leeann Akers has more...

MSU Athletics

Morehead State Athletics has presented a brand new premium fan experience at Johnson Arena, available immediately for both the men's and women's 2017-18 basketball seasons, known as the Courtside Club.

The premier seating area features cushioned chairs directly on the floor of Johnson Arena, paving way for the best view in the arena. Introducing in-seat wait service, fans can purchase food and beverages from the game-day menu prior to tip-off, with the service readily available all the way through halftime.

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet

Significant progress is being made in the Restaurant Row Segment, a roughly two-and-a-half-mile project in Salyersville.

Crews are moving forward with utility tie-ins to new gravity sewers in this business-dense section, and blasting/excavation work will resume soon behind the Magoffin County Health Department.

Morehead State University alumni and friends gathered on campus Oct. 19-21 to celebrate the 2017 Homecoming festivities.

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Tom Price is another Republican rising star turned falling star. Since 1979, when the Department of Health Education and Welfare was renamed the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), his 231-day term is the shortest on record. Canned due to taxpayer-funded air travel, he was also blamed for the failure of the legislature to pass an alternative to the Affordable Care Act. We discuss flu shots, E cigarettes, and the dangers of watching a musical such as “Dreamgirls”.


October 25, 2017 -- Thomas Babington Macaulay, English Whig politician, essayist, poet, and historian best known for his History of England, 5 vol. (1849–61)

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Morehead State University welcomed six new members into the Alumni and Athletic Halls of Fame and honored an individual with the Founders Award for University Service Friday, Oct. 20, during the Homecoming Banquet.

The Founders Award for University Service was presented to Dr. David Saxon. He retired from Morehead State University in 2016 after 49 years of loyal and dedicated service as a professor of biology. A native of Wingo, Saxon received B.S. and M.S. degrees from Morehead State and a Ph.D. degree in physiology from Southern Illinois University.

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Continuing a “time-warped” Halloween tradition, Morehead State University’s Department of Art and Design, Arts and Humanities Council and Spectrum will present its annual Costume Contest and Rocky Horror Picture Show film screening on Wednesday, Nov. 1, from 7 to 10 p.m. in the Claypool-Young Art Building.

The campus and community are invited to express themselves through costume during the contest to be held in the main gallery of Claypool-Young. The celebration starts at 7 p.m. with refreshments and live music; and the costume parade and judging begins at 7:45 p.m.

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Members of the media who cover the Ohio Valley Conference have selected their predicted order of finish for the men's and women's basketball teams this year. The Morehead State women have been tabbed for a third-place showing, while the men are ninth.

For the fourth year in a row the OVC has conducted a preseason Men's and Women's Media Poll prior to the start of the season. In total 12 voters from around the league cast a ballot on whom they thought would be the 2017-18 basketball favorites and preseason players of the year.

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Behind 4 touchdowns from redshirt junior quarterback Lawson Page and 4 forced turnovers, Morehead State football notched a 29-26 come-from-behind victory over Stetson while celebrating Homecoming weekend on Saturday afternoon at Jayne Stadium.

The Eagles advance to 3-5 on the season, with a 2-3 mark in the Pioneer Football League. Stetson falls to 1-4 in the conference, amassing an overall record of 2-6.


October 23, 2017 -- Una O'Connor was an Irish-American actress who worked extensively in theatre before becoming a character actress in film and in television. She often portrayed comical wives, housekeepers and servants.


October 19, 2017 -- David John Moore Cornwell is best known by the pen name John le Carré. He is a British author of espionage novels. During the 1950s and '60s, he worked for both the Security Service and the Secret Intelligence Service.