Morehead State University

Utilizing a balanced attack and an efficient back line and service effort, the Morehead State volleyball team opened the Colonial Classic with a pair of 3-0 sweeps on Friday.

The Eagles shut out Savannah State (25-18, 25-14, 25-21) before handing the host William & Mary Tribe the same result (26-24, 25-23, 25-14).

Morehead State is now 4-2 in 2017.


Two C-130 Hercules aircraft and 14 more Airmen deployed from the Kentucky Air National Guard Base here tonight, Sept. 1, to fly humanitarian aid and airlift evacuation missions in Texas following unprecedented flooding caused by Hurricane Harvey.

The Kentucky Air Guardsmen will operate out of Carswell Field, which is located on Naval Air Station Fort Worth Joint Reserve Base, said Capt. Nick Dobson, mission planner for the Kentucky Air Guard’s 165th Airlift Squadron.

Levisa Lazer

Carter Caves State Resort Park will host the annual Fraley Mountain Music Gatherin’ from Sept. 6-9.

The festival that began as a family reunion honors old-time music and eastern Kentucky traditions as well as the late master fiddler J.P. Fraley. Musicians will be jamming in parking lots and sharing music around the campfires of Carter Caves State Resort Park. Musical instruments such as dulcimer, fiddle and guitar are used to tell stories about life long ago in the eastern Kentucky foothills.

L.A. Parent

Morehead State Public Radio (MSPR) will celebrate the Labor Day weekend with special programs.

Among the specials are:

Sunday, Sept. 3, at 3 p.m. - "A Time For Tales" - The 19th Annual Cave Run Storytelling Festival takes place Sept. 29-30 at the Twin Knobs Recreation Area of Cave Run Lake. Host Carolyn Franzini presents this special program of “A Time For Tales,” a festival preview with stories by some of the featured tellers including Donald Davis, Linda Gorham, Bill Harley, Barbara McBride-Smith, Motoko and Ed Stivender.

Denise Jannah

Sep 1, 2017

Sunday Night Jazz Showcase

Program #182 (September 3 at 8:00 p.m.)

The classic honeyed voice of jazz vocalist Denise Jannah has been heard on her solo albums in the U.S. After a childhood spent alternately in Surinam and Holland, she attended the Hilversum Conservatory, graduating in 1971.

Her first American release was in 1991 with her album, Take It From the Top. Two others followed, A Heart Full of Music and I Was Born in Love With You. In 2000, Jannah became the first Dutch solo artist to release an album on Blue Note with The Madness of Our Love.

Benefits Pro

Gov. Matt Bevin applauded a ruling by a federal judge in Texas yesterday striking down the Obama-era overtime pay rule for salaried workers. If implemented, the new rule would more than double the minimum salary overtime threshold for public and private workers—without Congressional authorization—thereby substantially increasing employment costs and threatening jobs.

The overtime rule, originally set to go into effect on December 1, 2016, was initially put on hold by Judge Amos Mazzant (of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas) last November.

Kentucky Department of Fish & Wildlife Resources

Registration for the annual Kentucky Becoming an Outdoors-Woman workshop in September is now open. The weekend program is designed for women 18 and older who want to learn more about the outdoors and develop a variety of outdoor skills, including hunting and fishing.

The event is Sept. 15-17 at Camp Robert C. Webb on Grayson Lake. The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources sponsors the Becoming an Outdoors-Woman (BOW) program, which more than 3,000 women have attended since it began.


The morning air is crisp and comfortable. Dew blankets the grass and clings to spider webs that glisten as the sun’s rays find them.

A late August taste of fall is enough to get any deer hunter excited with anticipation about what is around the corner.

The 2017-18 deer season opens on Saturday, Sept. 2 in Kentucky with the start of the 136-day archery season. The crossbow, youth gun, muzzleloader and modern gun seasons follow later this fall.


Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear and his Special Prosecutions Unit today announced that a 58-year-old Ashland man has been sentenced to 30 years in prison on kidnapping and on being a persistent felon charges.

Wallace Daniel Spence, of Ashland, was sentenced Aug. 31, 2017, by a Boyd Circuit Judge. Spence was indicted June 6, 2016, by a Boyd County grand jury for kidnapping a 14-year-old girl. 

Spence was sentenced to 11 years in prison in August 2017 for the rape of the girl in Lawrence County, Ohio.

MSU Athletics

Morehead State football kicked off its 2017 campaign with a 56-14 win over Kentucky Christian on Thursday night at Jayne Stadium. With the win, the Eagles open the season 1-0 for the first time since 2012.

"It was a good game for us," said head coach Rob Tenyer. "You've got to love it. It was a great win."

The New York Times

Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear has issued a scam alert to warn Kentuckians of fake charity scams related to Hurricane Harvey.

Due to the lasting devastation of Hurricane Harvey, Beshear is asking Kentuckians to be wary of scammers attempting to profit from relief efforts.

“The families and communities impacted by this deadly storm deserve our help,” said Beshear. “I am asking generous Kentuckians to please take time and verify a charity before making a donation.”

Air National Guard

The Kentucky National Guard currently has 68 Guardsmen on duty in support of Hurricane Harvey. This includes 60 Air Guardsmen based out of Louisville and 8 Army Guardsmen augmenting the Texas National Guard Army Aviation Support Mission.

Airmen from the Kentucky and Mississippi Air National Guard have established an aeromedical evacuation and air cargo hub in Houston, attaining mission-capable status within hours of their arrival at George Bush Intercontinental Airport.

Kentucky Department of Fish & Wildlife Resources

Two Fleming County brothers facing hundreds of illegal hunting charges entered guilty pleas and agreed to pay more than $20,000 in fines, restitution and court costs, serve time in home incarceration and lose their hunting privileges for three years.

Larry Fryman, 69, and his brother, Danny Fryman, 63, entered guilty pleas to their charges Aug. 17 in Fleming District Court.

St. Claire HealthCare

St. Claire Regional Medical Center proudly launches St. Claire HealthCare and a new branding logo that incorporates all of its services and entities as one. 


September 1, 2017 -- The Liberty Bell is an iconic symbol of American independence, located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Formerly placed in the steeple of the Pennsylvania State House (now renamed Independence Hall), the bell today is located in the Liberty Bell Center in Independence National Historical Park.

Kentucky Power

Crews with Kentucky Power are helping restore services to victims of Hurricane Harvey.

95 KP employees and contractors left Kentucky on Saturday to assist the company’s sister organization, AEP Texas.

Corporate Communication Manager Allison Barker says the trip took longer than expected.

Kentucky Power is part of a mutual assistance agreement with AEP Texas -- that company sends crews to Eastern Kentucky when winter weather disturbs service in the region.

A Morgan County High School student brought home national honors in Science and Technology.

Ethan Lewis ranked 10th at the 2017 technology student association national conference in Orlando, Florida.

Kentucky TSA State Director Mark Harrell says Lewis competed in dragster design.

More than 60 students from 12 Kentucky Middle and High Schools represented the commonwealth during this year’s conference.

Luna and the Mountain Jets

Muddy Bottom Blues

Program #119 (September 1 at 8:00 p.m. and September 2 at 3:00 p.m.)

“Appalachian rock band” seems to be as good of a description as can be found for Luna and the Mountain Jets.

This quartet from eastern Kentucky covers a lot of musical ground. They occupy the space between Lucinda Williams and Tom Petty with jangle riffs and acoustic driven stories of rural life.


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

Taj Mahal and Keb’ Mo’ – Tajmo (Concord)

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

Coco Montoya – Hard Truth (Alligator)

Cash Box Kings – Royal Mint (Alligator)

Sharon Lewis & Texas Fire – Grown Ass Woman (Delmark)

Selwyn Birchwood – Pick Your Poison (Alligator)

Morehead State University

For almost four decades, Morehead State University has welcomed students’ parents, grandparents, siblings, friends and neighbors to campus for a weekend of events and good times. This year marks the 38th Annual Family Weekend, scheduled for Sept. 22-24.


August 31, 2017 -- Edwin DuBose Heyward was an American author best known for his 1925 novel Porgy. He and his wife Dorothy, a playwright, adapted it as a 1927 play of the same name.  

Members of the Public Pension Oversight Board heard findings and recommendations from an audit performed by the PFM Group on Monday about what can be done to fix the pension crisis in Kentucky. Leeann Akers has the story....

The Appalachian region is falling behind in nearly every major health indicator. WMKY’s Jacob Lindberg reports…


August 30, 2017 -- John Gunther was an American journalist and author whose success came primarily through a series of popular sociopolitical works known as the "Inside" books, including the best-selling Inside U.S.A. in 1947.  

Morehead State University

AffordableColleges.com, a college rankings site centering on unique and affordable academic programs, has announced the release of its newest college rankings list, featuring the “Most Affordable Online Bachelor's Degrees in Accounting.”

Morehead State University ranked 13th.

Morehead State University

The Adron Doran University Center renovation and expansion on the campus of Morehead State University is now 54 percent complete.

The $49.5 million project broke ground one year ago on Aug. 26., 2016. The construction will add 75,000 square feet and renovate almost every area of the existing structure.

Changes to the building are based on student suggestions which included more space to host events and organizations, expanded dining options and more student oriented and accessible services.

Dr. Daniel Larrow Show

Aug 29, 2017

Autism spectrum disorder, as defined by the National Institute of Mental Health, is the name for a group of developmental disorders characterized by difficulty in communicating with others, repetitive behaviors, a limited number of interests or activities, and these disorders compromise a person’s ability to function socially. Dr. Daniel Larrow has moved to Kentucky to work on caring for people with autism by modifying their environment to maximize their potential.


August 29, 2017 -- Ingrid Bergman was a Swedish actress who starred in a variety of European and American films. She won three Academy Awards, two Emmy Awards, four Golden Globe Awards, a BAFTA Award, and the Tony Award for Best Actress.   


August 28, 2017 -- Joseph Thomas Sheridan Le Fanu was an Irish writer of Gothic tales and mystery novels. He was a leading ghost story writer of the nineteenth century and was central to the development of the genre in the Victorian era.  

 "A Time For Tales" (Sunday, September 3rd, 3 p.m.)

The 19th Annual Cave Run Storytelling Festival takes place September 29-30 at the Twin Knobs Recreation Area of Cave Run Lake. Host Carolyn Franzini presents this special program of “A Time For Tales,” a festival preview with stories by some of the featured tellers including Donald Davis, Linda Gorham, Bill Harley, Barbara McBride-Smith, Motoko and Ed Stivender.

"Work, the Engine of Life" (Monday, September 4th, 9 a.m.)