There comes a certain time when winter becomes tiresome. We have reached that time. This show is a unique combination of gripes about Kentucky’s disability rates and new blood pressure guidelines and about good news and how to be happy in 2018. Consider it your radio “seed catalog”, with hopes for a better Spring.



January 30, 2018 -- Franklin Delano Roosevelt was an American statesman and political leader who served as the 32nd President of the United States from 1933 until his death in 1945.

Morehead State University

A summer program at Morehead State University is accepting applications...WMKY's Bryan Courtney has the story...

The Daily Item

AgTech Scientific plans to create 271 jobs at a new hemp-products development and manufacturing center in Paris as it forges relationships with Kentucky farmers and partners on research projects with the state’s flagship university, Gov. Matt Bevin announced.


Attorney General Andy Beshear and the Child Sexual Abuse and Exploitation Prevention Board today announced three statewide trainings focused on investigating and prosecuting child exploitation cases.

The two-day upcoming trainings, one in Gilbertsville, Louisville and Prestonsburg, are for law enforcement and prosecutors on “going beyond a child’s word and seeking evidence to corroborate a child’s statement.”

Trip Advisor

The Kentucky Department of Parks has announced the temporary closure of the amphitheater at Jenny Wiley State Resort Park in Prestonsburg to make electrical and structural repairs. State officials recommended these needed repairs during a recent maintenance inspection of the facility.

Similar safety issues were also discovered last month at the amphitheater at My Old Kentucky Home State Park in Bardstown, leading to its temporary closure as well for the protection of both the public and performers.

MSU Athletics

Led by a second straight 20-point performance from junior guard Miranda Crockett, Morehead State women's basketball (16-7, 7-3 Ohio Valley Conference) picked up its third straight victory with a 66-59 win over Austin Peay (12-9, 5-5 OVC) on Saturday evening at the Dunn Center.

Emerging Arts Leaders of Eastern Kentucky

Emerging Arts Leaders of Eastern Kentucky is hosting a “Restore KY Arts Funding Arts Advocacy Event” at CoffeeTree Books on Wednesday Feb 7 from 4 - 6 pm. 

The free and open to the public event will include speakers, opportunities to write and/or call state representatives, and a social media station. 

Lori Meadows, former Executive Director of the Kentucky Arts Council, will be one of the event speakers scheduled between 4:00 – 5:00 pm, as well as Matt Collinsworth, Executive Director of the Kentucky Folk Art Center and Ashley Gilliam, Rowan County Arts Center Director. 


January 29, 2018 -- Thomas Paine was an English-born American political activist, philosopher, political theorist and revolutionary.

Aladdin Knights of the Mystic Light

  • Aladdin Lamp
  • Pinto Pete and His Ranch Boys
  • The Cavalcade of America (Bridge Builders)  


Sunday Night Jazz Showcase

Program #195 (January 28 at 8:00 p.m.)

As a member of saxophonist Ornette Coleman's early bands, bassist Charlie Haden became known as one of free jazz's founding fathers. Haden never settled into any of jazz's many stylistic niches, however. Certainly he played his share of dissonant music -- in the '60 and '70s, as a sideman with Coleman and Keith Jarrett, and as a leader of the Liberation Music Orchestra, for instance -- but for the most part, he seemed drawn to consonance.


Mitch Woods – Friends Along The Way (E-One)

Coco Montoya – Hard Truth (Alligator)

Tommy Castro & Painkillers – Stompin’ Ground (Alligator)

Gregg Allman – Southern Blood (Rounder)

Mavis Staples – If All I Was Was Black (Anti)

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

R.L. Boyce – Roll And Tumble (Waxploitation)

Cash Box Kings – Royal Mint (Alligator)

Morehead State University

The Morehead State Cheering Eagles add another National Title to their trophy case, WMKY’s Tildon Johnson has the story.


January 26, 2018 -- Douglas MacArthur was an American five-star general and Field Marshal of the Philippine Army. He was Chief of Staff of the United States Army during the 1930s and played a prominent role in the Pacific theater during World War II.

Johnson found guilty

Jan 26, 2018
Rowan County Detention Center

An Elliottville man accused of shooting his daughter’s boyfriend in the back will serve 10 years in prison.

61-year old Teddy Johnson, was accused of murdering 24-year old Jimmy Adkins, of Emerson, in august of 2016.  The two were reportedly involved in a domestic argument, which led to Adkins’ death.

A Rowan County jury deliberated until 11 p.m. on Wednesday night before finding Johnson guilty of the lesser charge of second-degree Manslaughter, a Class C felony.

The Blazers

Jan 26, 2018

Muddy Bottom Blues

Program #128 (January 26 at 8:00pm and January 27 at 3:00pm)

The Blazers, who perform a guitar-heavy blend of blues, surf rock, country, rocked-up norteño, cumbia, and other Mexican styles, are often compared with their East Los Angeles counterparts, Los Lobos. Like Los Lobos, the Gourds, or Doug Sahm's Texas Tornados, the Blazers perform a rousing, danceable mix of North American musical styles.

Mint Press News

The Department for Public Health, within the Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS), now describes influenza activity in Kentucky as an epidemic. This season’s strain of the flu virus can be extremely serious, even deadly, not just for those in higher risk categories but to generally healthy Kentuckians as well.

Kentucky is in its sixth consecutive week of widespread flu activity which is the highest level of flu activity and indicates increased flu-like activity or flu outbreaks in at least half of the regions in the state.

Energy Speaks

The Franklin Circuit Court has dismissed a lawsuit brought by labor unions challenging the Commonwealth’s historic new right-to-work law.

House Bill 1, passed by the 2017 General Assembly and signed into law by Gov. Matt Bevin, made Kentucky the 27th state to extend right-to-work guarantees to all its workers.

The Court’s decision rejected the labor unions’ arguments and concluded that the General Assembly acted both reasonably and rationally in determining that House Bill 1 would bring increased jobs and investment to Kentucky.

The Morehead News

Due to the increase of flu cases, St. Claire Regional Medical Center has implemented temporary visitor restrictions to protect the health and safety of patients, visitors and staff.

Visitation is now being restricted for anyone under the age of 14, and anyone with flu-like symptoms. Only two visitors will be allowed in a patient’s room at a time, and they may be given masks or other protective clothing for use when visiting.


January 25, 2018 -- William Somerset Maugham was a British playwright, novelist and short story writer. He was among the most popular writers of his era and reputedly the highest-paid author during the 1930s.


All facilities at Greenbo Lake State Park are back up and running. WMKY's Sean Delaney has more...

Masters Indicted

Jan 24, 2018
Rowan County Detention Center.

A Morehead man accused of racially charged vandalism has been indicted.   

20-year-old Jeffery Masters was indicted for first-degree criminal mischief on January 19th.

The charge stems from a September incident in which Masters allegedly spray painted swastikas on the home of two black Morehead State University Students.  He is also accused of vandalizing a boat and setting fire to a set of tires near a home on McClure circle in downtown Morehead.

The Hole Truth Show

Jan 24, 2018

President Trump’s alleged statements comparing certain developing nations to the human posterior diaper area aroused concern among our nation’s leaders, but gave Health Matters an opportunity to teach you about your private parts. Tune in for our “Is It Uranus or Your Anus?” Quiz.

Tip: This flu season appears to be particularly nasty with a strain of virus that causes more illness and is harder to vaccinate against. Get your vaccine now if you haven’t before, and wash your hands frequently.


River Falls Journal

The Upward Bound program at Morehead State University is seeking applications for Morning Core and Afternoon Elective instructors for its Summer Academy.

Morning Core instructors will teach English, math or science to area high school students within a 17­-county region of the MSU campus. Class size ranges from 25-­30 students.

Afternoon Elective instructors will teach elective classes to area high school students within a 17-county region of the MSU campus. Class size ranges from 10-­20 students.

Damon Huff, The Ledger Independent

Discussions on a fairness ordinance to protect LGBT residents of Maysville continued at the Maysville Commission on Human Rights meeting on Thursday.

Chris Hartman, director of the Fairness Campaign, spoke with the commission about fairness ordinances across the commonwealth.

The Fairness Campaign is Kentucky’s LGBT advocacy organization. According to its website, its primary goal is comprehensive civil rights legislation prohibiting discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity and to dismantle systematic racism.

Terry Prather, The Ledger Independent

Eric and Michelle Crawford have been traveling to Frankfort for several years trying to gain support from state legislators for the legalization of medical cannabis.

Eric is a quadriplegic who suffers from pain, spasms, glaucoma and other debilitating conditions or symptoms.

“Medical cannabis helps me,” said Eric Crawford.

He realized he needed to do something about medical cannabis being legalized when he visited an optometrist who noticed his glaucoma was getting worse. The doctor didn’t realize that Eric had been taking cannabis before and stopped.

Rowan County Detention Center

The trial of an Elliotville man accused of murdering his daughter's boyfriend began today in Morehead.

61-year old Teddy Johnson, is accused of shooting 24-year old Jimmy Adkins, of Emerson, in august of 2016.

Commonwealth Attorney Ronnie Goldy told the jury of 10 women and 3 men about the incident during his opening statement.

The attorney for Johnson argues that the accused shot Adkins in self-defense.  The trial is expected to last 3 days. 

Radio Spirits

  • Casey, Crime Photographer (20 Minute Alibi)
  • Strange As It Seems (Woman Who Tempted Fate)
  • Armed Forces Radio Network (Frankenstein Castle Hoax)  

Morehead State University

In its three years, Morehead State University’s Winter Session has been very successful.

“It is a wonderful opportunity for students to stay on track for graduation,” said Dr. Steven M. Ralston, provost and vice president for academic services. “The winter term has grown every year. It has been very beneficial for the students, faculty and MSU.”

This year the winter session had an enrollment total of 751 students with 96 courses for 2,820 credit hours. An increase from 544 students with 70 courses for 2,000 hours in 2016.

Cincinnati Contemporary Jazz Orchestra

Sunday Night Jazz Showcase

Program #194 (January 21 at 8:00 p.m.)

Benny Goodman was the first celebrated bandleader of the Swing Era, dubbed "The King of Swing," his popular emergence marking the beginning of the era.

He was an accomplished clarinetist whose distinctive playing gave an identity both to his big band and to the smaller units he led simultaneously. The most popular figure of the first few years of the Swing Era, he continued to perform until his death 50 years later.