Morehead State Athletics

Morehead State women's basketball guards Brianna McQueen and Miranda Crockett were named 2016-17 All-Ohio Valley Conference


Temporary daytime closures of KY 36 in northwest Bath County will start March 6 for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet's $850,000 highway safety improvement project.

Kentucky Attorney General's Office

Attorney General Andy Beshear yesterday announced a multimillion dollar settlement with a national mortgage recording company that will provide Kentucky homeowners with some of the best protections in the country.

BSCTC to host Multicultural Symposium March 30

Mar 1, 2017

The Diversity Committee at Big Sandy Community and Technical College (BSCTC) will host The Get Together: A Multicultural Symposium from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Thursday, March 30 on the Prestonsburg campus of the college (Johnson Building, Room 102).

The event is free and open to the public.

“Eastern Kentucky is a melting pot of diversity,” said Bobby McCool, dean of community development at BSCTC. “This is a day to celebrate, to learn and to understand that we are all working for a better eastern Kentucky.”

Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife

Applications are now being accepted for conservation officer recruits at the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources. The deadline to apply is Monday, March 6.

The department plans to fill 25 positions statewide.

Applicants must be 21 years of age, possess a valid driver’s license and meet educational requirements or have experience in related fields.

Kentucky Arts Council

State arts leaders gathered Feb. 24 for Arts Day in Kentucky, an annual celebration of the Commonwealth’s arts community and the vital roles it plays in the state’s livelihood. The day is also an opportunity for arts leaders to thank members of the Kentucky General Assembly for their continued support of arts funding through the Kentucky Arts Council.

Kentucky Artisan Center

The Kentucky Artisan Center will feature basketry during the month of March with artist demonstrations showcasing a wide variety of Easter baskets. Artists will be making baskets from tree bark, reed and vines. All demonstrations at the Center are on Saturdays from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

On Saturday, March 4, Robin Reed, of Irvine, will create baskets from bark from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife

Fishing tournament sponsors who launch from a ramp or marina at a Kentucky state park must first register the tournament and obtain a permit if more than 25 boats participate.


These larger tournaments must register through the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources’ Online Tournament Schedule site and obtain a permit from the Kentucky Department of Parks. 


MSU Athletics

Senior Xavier Moon has been named All-OVC First Team and senior DeJuan Ma

Kentucky Folk Art Center

The Kentucky Folk Art Center has a new exhibit that’s certain to make you look twice at some familiar places in Morehead. MSPR’s Courtney Howell reports…

When a survey showed that over one third of Americans were not sure if ObamaCare and the Affordable Care Act were the same thing and 45% were not sure if the Affordable Care Act would be repealed when ObamaCare was repealed, our tactical team at Health Matters sprang into action. We decided to talk about the same things we talk about every week, but give it a new and exciting title. Tune in for important clues on the relationship between ObamaCare and the Affordable Care Act.

Morehead State Athletics

Junior Chelsea McManaway threw her third consecutive shutout as Morehead State softball downed Penn State 1-0 on Sunday morning.

With the win, the Eagles finish the weekend at 3-2 and improve their overall record to 7-6.


An entire weekend in March will be dedicated to Appalachian stories and tales during the Cumberland Falls Storytelling Festival March 17-18.

The weekend kicks off Friday evening at 8 p.m. with a ghost story session. On Saturday, storytellers will take the stage throughout the day. The weekend will close with a Saturday evening concert at 8 p.m.

Participants will also have the opportunity to enter a liar’s competition during the lunch hour. Cost of the entire weekend is $25 per person. Tickets will be available at the door.

Winter Choral Showcase Concert at MSU

Feb 27, 2017
Morehead State University

The annual Winter Choral Showcase Concert will be presented Tuesday, Feb. 28, at 7:30 p.m. at First Baptist Church, 123 East Main Street in Morehead.

Morehead State University Chorus, Chamber Singers, Concert Choir, Jazz Vocal Ensemble and Black Gospel Ensemble will all will perform.

The event is free and open to the public.

University Chorus will begin the concert with Antonio Vivaldi’s “Gloria” and “Ukuthula” (An African Prayer for Peace) by Andre van der Merwe.

Kentucky Department of Fish & Wildlife

The mild weather this winter has many thinking it will be an early spring across Kentucky.

The earlier, the better for anglers, who by late February are like sprinters on their marks waiting for the starter’s pistol to fire.

Some of the best fishing of the year is right around the corner. The new license year is, too. It starts March 1.

For $20, an annual resident Kentucky fishing license serves as a ticket to good fishing opportunities, but also as an investment.

KHEAA Essay Contest

Feb 27, 2017

A rising junior at one of Kentucky’s public or private high schools will win a $500 scholarship and a photo shoot at his or her school through the “Promote Your School” scholarship contest, sponsored by the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA).

The school must participate in the Kentucky Educational Excellence Scholarship (KEES) program.

To enter, the student must submit an essay about one of these subjects:

·         What my aspiration for my generation is.

·         How education makes a stronger community.

Morehead State Athletics

In thrilling come-from-behind fashion late in the second half, Morehead State women's basketball (21-8, 11-5 Ohio Valley Conference) topped Jacksonville State (13-15, 6-10 OVC) 85-82 on senior day at Johnson Arena.

Morehead State Athletics

Morehead State men's basketball fell to Jacksonville State by a score of 70-61 on Saturday at Johnson Arena, marking the Eagles' first home loss since Jan. 12.

Jacksonville State led for 27:49 of game time, including the entire second half. Following Saturday's result, the Eagles have dropped three of their last four games heading into next week's Ohio Valley Conference Tournament. Morehead State now stands at 14-15, 10-6 OVC.


 Attorney General Andy Beshear joined with other state attorneys general to send a letter to federal officials expressing continued support of recent federal protections for students in higher education and taxpayers.


2017 Kentucky Official Highway Map is Now Available

Feb 27, 2017

Featuring the Commonwealth's expansive waterways, Kentucky's new road maps will create quite a splash in the upcoming travel season.

The 2017 Official Highway Map – now available at rest areas, welcome centers, local convention and tourism offices and all Kentucky state parks– provides more than directions for its readers. 

Kentucky Arts Council

The Kentucky Arts Council is accepting artists’ submissions for the Governor’s Derby Exhibit. The application deadline is March 9.

The Governor’s Derby Exhibit is associated with the annual Governor’s Derby Celebration. The exhibit is open to all Kentucky artists who are 18 years of age or older. This year’s exhibit theme is Kentucky Stories.

SOAR Dates Announced

Feb 27, 2017
Morehead State University

Morehead State University will host nine Student Orientation, Advising and Registration (SOAR) programs in preparation for the 2017 fall semester.
To help students excel academically and graduate in four, or fewer years, MSU requires all new, first-time and transferring students to attend SOAR. 
During SOAR, students learn about programs, courses and life at MSU, prepare a schedule for the coming semester, meet with faculty and their advisor, and receive assistance with financial aid and paying for college.

Kentucky Attorney General's Office

Since taking the state’s Elder Abuse Tip Line 24 hours a day, seven days a week, the Attorney General’s Medicaid and Abuse Office has seen an increase in calls from Kentuckians needing to report abuse, neglect or exploitation of a patient or resident in a state care facility.  


Nearly a year ago, Attorney General Andy Beshear collaborated with his staff to answer the toll-free tip line around the clock as part of his ongoing efforts to protect Kentucky’s vulnerable adults and seniors.


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Brent Gallaher

Feb 24, 2017
Brent Gallaher

Sunday Night Jazz Showcase

Program #155 (February 26 at 8:00PM)

Brent Gallaher has been a favorite on the Cincinnati (OH) jazz scene for more than 25 years. His tonal and melodic conception is reminiscent of the great classic tenor men Wayne Shorter, John Coltrane and Joe Henderson; yet he adds his own personally and modern approach to the instrument.

Gallaher is a diverse musician. His work as a side man varies from small jazz ensembles, to big bands, to classic pop horn bands, and even the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra.

MSU Athletics

In the last regular season game of 2016-17, Morehead State women's basketball (20-8, 10-5 Ohio Valley Conference) battles Jacksonville State (13-14, 6-9 OVC) on Saturday at 2 p.m. ET.

Four seniors - Shay Steele, Aaliyah Wells, Brianna McQueen, and KayK Tate - will be competing in their final contest at Johnson Arena.

Morehead State University

Shaping Appalachia is a public affairs radio program discussing current issues facing eastern Kentucky and the Appalachian region.

Host: Wayne D. Andrews, President, Morehead State University

Moderator: Jason Blanton

Guests: Charles Holloway, Chris Blakely, Cory Clark

Topic:  MSU Diversity and Inclusion

Louvin Brothers

Feb 24, 2017
The Louvin Brothers

Muddy Bottom Blues

Program #94 (February 24 at 8:00PM)

From the close-harmony brother acts of the 1930s evolved Charlie and Ira Louvin, ranking among the top duos in country music history. With Ira's incredibly high, pure tenor and Charlie's emotional and smooth melody tenor, they learned well from the Bolick brothers (the Blue Sky Boys), the Monroe Brothers, the Delmore Brothers, and other major family duos of the previous generation, preserving the old-time flavor while bringing this genre into the '50s, when country music moved to a newer sound.

MSU Athletics

In the penultimate game of the regular season, Morehead State men's basketball (14-14, 10-5 Ohio Valley Conference) knocked off Tennessee Tech (12-18, 8-7 OVC) 73-68 on Thursday night at Johnson Arena.

The game was broadcast live on CBS Sports Network.

"It was a great, unbelievable team win for us," said interim head coach Preston Spradlin. "I thought we defended well, we shared the ball very well, and we really executed down the stretch."

A project spearheaded by two Craft Academy students at Morehead State University is en route to the International Space Station. MSPR's Jacob Lindberg reports...