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Morehead State University’s Board of Regents authorized its Chair Paul C. Goodpaster to extend an offer to Dr. Joseph A. (Jay) Morgan to become the institution’s 14th president, elected officers, heard a report on preliminary spring enrollment, received the president’s report and named the new dining commons after alumnus, Rep. Rocky Adkins, during its quarterly meeting on Thursday, March 9, in the DeMoss Suite within the Center for Health, Education and Research.

MSU Athletics

The top four hitters in the Morehead State baseball lineup combined for 13 hits and a pair of pitchers only walked one Southeast Missouri batter as the Eagles opened Ohio Valley Conference play with a 12-9 win over the Redhawks at Allen Field Thursday.

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Muddy Bottom Blues

Program #96 (March 10 at 8:00PM)

MSU Athletics

The Morehead State baseball team pounded a season-best 23 hits and scored in every inning in a 23-9 win over Youngstown State in a game that was suspended Tuesday night due to heavy rain and completed Wednesday at Allen Field.

The Eagles, who moved to 3-1 at home, upped their overall 2017 mark to 8-5. The game was suspended in the top of the second Tuesday with the Eagles ahead 3-2. MSU had multiple-run outbursts in the first (3), fourth (4), fifth (5), sixth (2), seventh (7) and eighth frames (2) as the Penguins (1-9) used eight different pitchers.

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In a letter to U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt, Gov. Matt Bevin, 17 state attorneys general, and the governor of Mississippi today called for an end to the federal overreach that characterized the EPA’s unlawful regulatory actions during the Obama-era. Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton led the initiative. 

Kentucky Attorney General's Office

Attorney General Andy Beshear announced today that Kentucky has filed an amended complaint in its lawsuit alleging pharmaceutical companies have monopolized the generic drug markets.

The amended complaint claims the six generic drugmakers allegedly violated Kentucky’s consumer protection laws by entering into an illegal conspiracy to unreasonably restrain trade, artificially inflate and manipulate prices, and reduce competition in the United States for generic drugs.

webmd.com

The Kentucky Department for Public Health (DPH), within the Cabinet for Health and Family Services, advises spring break travelers to be cautious and take steps to prevent mosquito bites and unprotected sexual contact if traveling to areas of the globe where the Zika virus has been identified. DPH also is urging pregnant women to avoid traveling to areas with active Zika virus transmission. 

governors.e-archives.ky.gov

The Kentucky Commission on Women (KCW) has traditionally used March to honor women of the past; however, this year, KCW is honoring the women of the present shaping women of the future. KCW sought nominations from around the state.

“Positive role models and mentors are immensely important for women and girls,” said KCW executive director Cordelia Harbut. “We want to encourage these relationships by recognizing women who are positively influencing the lives of women and girls as they assist them in creating their own history.”

Women's Basketball Receives Automatic Invitation to Women's NIT

Mar 8, 2017
Morehead State Athletics

Morehead State women's basketball has automatically qualified for a berth in the Women's National Invitation Tournament, marking the program's first appearance in school history.

After posting a 21-9 overall record that included a nine-game winning streak from Dec. 3 to Jan. 11, the Eagles finished the year with an 11-5 tally in the Ohio Valley Conference. Morehead State boasted the second best record in the OVC this season, totaling its most overall and conference wins since 2010-11.

WTVQ

Kentucky’s annual unemployment rate dropped to 5 percent in 2016 from 5.3 percent in 2015, while nonfarm employment gained 28,100 jobs, according to the Office of Employment and Training (OET), an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet. It was the lowest annual jobless rate for the state since 2000 when the rate was 4.2 percent.

Health Matters welcomes St. Claire Regional Medical Center surgeon Dr. James Lynch for a rousing discussion of weight loss surgery, obesity, and weight loss drugs. Brought to you by The Procedure of the Month Club, we will tell you everything you need to know about weight loss surgery in a community hospital.

6th Annual MSU Clarinet Day slated for April 8

Mar 6, 2017
Morehead State University

Morehead State University’s School of Music, Theatre and Dance will host its 6th Annual MSU Clarinet Day, Saturday, April 8, at Baird Music Hall.

Registration will begin at 9:30 a.m. Sessions will start at 10 a.m. The day will conclude with a free concert that is open to the public at 3:30 p.m. in Duncan Recital Hall within the Baird Music Hall.

The event is a day-long clarinet workshop: masterclass, a clinic on the Alexander Technique, guest artist recital, and new this year, a clarinet honor choir for all participants to play in.

"Fictive Kin" Bill Proposed to Give Kentucky Kids a Safe Home

Mar 6, 2017
Public News Service

A bill moving through the Kentucky General Assembly expands the state's options for immediate placement of children who are removed from their homes for safety reasons.

House Bill 180 would clear the way for kids to be placed with close family friends, often known as "fictive kin," reducing the strain on the child and the foster-care system.

Tim Feeley, now a deputy secretary in Kentucky's Health and Family Services Cabinet, is a former circuit judge.

Caregiver Bill Aims to Deliver on "There's No Place Like Home"

Mar 6, 2017
Public News Service

A bill moving through the Kentucky Legislature would establish ways to get family caregivers more involved so their aging loved ones can continue living at home.

The Kentucky Family Caregivers Act, Senate Bill 129, makes it a uniform requirement that hospitals contact a designated family caregiver upon a person's discharge, explaining and demonstrating to them medical tasks they may have to perform – such tasks as managing medications, injections and wound care.

St. Claire Regional Medical Center

St. Claire Regional (SCR) is proud to announce the addition of Robert Williams, M.D., board-certified emergency medicine physician.

Specializing in rapid recognition and treatment of trauma and acute illness, Williams earned his medical degree at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine. He completed an emergency medicine residency at the University of Oklahoma Department of Emergency Medicine.

parks.ky.gov

The Kentucky State Parks’ Family Adventure Quest is fresh and new for its 12th year with a convenient online registration available for the first time.

Family Adventure Quest is a digital photo scavenger hunt for families or friends that features “quests” at state parks across the state. By correctly answering these quests, your team can qualify for prizes while at the same time experiencing great adventures!

ajc.com

Motorists should watch for lane closures on KY 32 at the I-64 overpasses in Rowan County next week as part of a highway improvement project.

Beginning, Tuesday or Wednesday, March 7 or 8, depending on weather, crews will remove old, loose concrete on the interstate overpass bridge piers alongside KY 32 at Morehead to safeguard passing traffic and prepare the piers for future concrete patching. There are no structural issues with either of the interstate overpasses or the support piers.

kyforward.com

Gov. Matt Bevin announced today that the Kentucky Labor Cabinet and the Justice and Public Safety Cabinet are collaborating on a new apprenticeship pilot project that will seek to match prison inmates and juvenile offenders with skilled jobs as they reenter society.

Niras.com

Kentucky’s seasonally adjusted preliminary unemployment rate rose to 5 percent in January 2017 from a revised 4.8 percent in December 2016, according to the Office of Employment and Training (OET), an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.

Suffolk Times

Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear is asking Kentuckians to report instances of price gouging to his office now that a state of emergency has been declared in Kentucky due to recent storms.

Treemaster

Gov. Matt Bevin on Friday (March 3) declared a statewide emergency, in response to the severe storms that battered Kentucky earlier this week.

A powerful weather system with torrential rain, hail, flash flooding, straight-line winds, and tornadoes tracked across the Commonwealth on Tuesday (Feb. 28) and Wednesday (March 1), resulting in injuries and significant property and infrastructure damage.

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Mance Lipscomb

Mar 3, 2017
Allmusic

Muddy Bottom Blues

Program #95 (March 3 at 8:00PM)

Tim Hagans

Mar 3, 2017
All About Jazz

Sunday Night Jazz Showcase

Program #156 (March 5 at 8:00PM)

Trumpeter Tim Hagans was with the orchestras of Stan Kenton (1974-1977) and Woody Herman (1977), before moving to Sweden (1977-1981) where he played with Sahib Shihab, Ernie Wilkins' Almost Big Band, the Danish Radio Orchestra (which was then directed by Thad Jones), and Dexter Gordon.

After returning to the U.S., he taught at the University of Cincinnati and recorded for the local MoPro label. Hagans taught at Berklee (1984-1986), and then in 1986 he started working with Joe Lovano and Fred Hersch.

MSU Athletics

Despite leading by as many as 14 midway through the first half, Morehead State dropped a 75-69 heartbreaker to Murray State in the Ohio Valley Conference Tournament quarterfinals.

"First off, great game by Murray State," said interim head coach Preston Spradlin. "But, this team is so special. They mean so much to me, to each other, to our university, to our community, and to their families. At the end of the day, that's what this is all about."

Allmusic

Bobby Rush – Porcupine Meat (Rounder)

Lil’ Ed & Blues Imperials – The Big Sound (Alligator)

Elvin Bishop’s Big Fun Trio – Elvin Bishop’s Big Fun Trio (Alligator)

Sammy Eubanks – Sugar Me (Underworld)

Lurrie Bell – Can’t Shake This Feeling (Delmark)

Ronnie Baker Brooks – Times Have Changed (Provogue)

William Bell – This Is Where I Live (Stax)

MSU Athletics

If baseball lasted just four-and-a-half innings, then the Morehead State baseball team would be looking pretty good and tied with No. 6 Louisville 2-2, but unfortunately the game goes nine frames and the Cardinals scored 18 times in the fifth through eighth innings for a 20-2 win over the Eagles at Jim Patterson Stadium Wednesday.

The Eagles fell to 5-4 and will now look forward to their home-opening weekend against Bowling Green.

MSU Athletics

Something - no, make that someone - was missing from Morehead State's game plan Wednesday.

Brianna McQueen could only watch as the second-seeded Eagles fell 73-67 to seven-seed Eastern Kentucky in the Ohio Valley Conference Women's Basketball Tournament.

McQueen, a 5-foot-3 fifth-year senior and MSU's first-team all-conference pick, suffered a torn ACL in her right knee two weeks earlier, prematurely ending her collegiate career.

Kentucky Department of Transportation

While most high water left by Wednesday's severe storms has receded, state highway crews continue to clean up roadways across northeast Kentucky today.

Work includes plowing debris off travel lanes, cleaning ditchlines and culverts, cutting back overhanging trees, fixing darkened signals and general debris cleanup. Motorists should slow down and give crews and equipment room to work. One-lane traffic is possible in hard-hit areas.

As of 11 a.m., traffic impacts still affecting highways in Kentucky Department of Highways District 9 include:

GREENUP COUNTY

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet

Northeast Kentucky motorists should watch for traffic impacts on state highways today due to flooding and strong winds.

As of 11 a.m. today, Wednesday, March 1, crews in all Kentucky Department of Highways District 9 counties were responding to reports of downed trees or water over roadways. The following storm-related issues could impact traffic throughout the afternoon:

BATH COUNTY: Reports of trees down at several locations countywide, especially in the Sharpsburg, KY 1944 and KY 211 areas.

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