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Jacob Lindberg

Reporter/Audio Engineer

A Morehead State student was struck by a vehicle and killed in Chicago early Sunday morning. W-K-Y-T reports Anan Albalawi, 27, was one of five people hit by a vehicle after the cab they were in broke down. Albalawi was pronounced dead at the scene. The other four were taken to area hospitals. Albalawi was a junior international student and engineering major. He was reportedly the only MSU student in the group. Illinois State Police said the vehicle did not stop and that they have a female driver in custody.

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Rowan County’s Democratic candidates for County Clerk are preparing for potential national media interest in the race.

The candidates discussed the possibility of media attention and protests similar to the 2015 controversy involving current County Clerk Kim Davis’ refusal to sign marriage licenses.

David Ermold spoke at the Democratic primary forum on Tuesday…

Ermold says the county should work on promoting a positive message. His opponents, Elwood Caudill and Jamey Jessee, echoed his sentiments.

National Sexual Violence Resource Center

As part of Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention month, WMKY will be bringing you event information and stories from survivors each week. Jacob Lindberg has more on the facts of sexual violence- how it affects people and how it can prevented...

Bluegrass Benefit

Mar 29, 2018

A benefit concert featuring local bluegrass bands will take place this Saturday, March 31st at Heritage Elementary School near Grayson. Music by artists including Jonathan Cox, The Pactolus Pony Riders, Billie Renee Johnson, and Hammertowne.

Chaston Carroll plays mandolin with Hammertowne. The concert will raise money for his uncle, 55-year-old Roger Oney of Willard, who was diagnosed with cancer after doing some blood work…

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The owner of an Elliott County animal shelter says allegations of animal abuse are unfounded, while a local dog rescuer says the charges he faces aren't enough. WMKY's Jacob Lindberg has the story....

Morehead State University

Morehead State University President Dr. Jay Morgan announced highlights of the university's budget plans to the campus community last Friday.

In a series of forums, Morgan remarked MSU is doing comparatively well this fiscal year, given Governor Bevin's proposed state budget and an increase in pension costs.

“We have been very conservative in our hiring,” Morgan said. “We've been very conservative in what we've spent, and it's come back to help us. In that perspective, we are in much better shape than many of our sisters around the state.”

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The Price Sisters, graduates of MSU’s Center for Traditional Music, are releasing their first full-length album on Rebel Records. WMKY’s Jacob Lindberg reports…

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Morehead community leaders held a forum on diversity and inclusion in response to an incident of racially-charged vandalism. WMKY's Jacob Lindberg reports...

A documentary featuring the history of Morehead State University has its first public on-campus screening. WMKY's Jacob Lindberg reports...

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.

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

A prestigious journalism program that documents life and culture in Kentucky is coming to Morehead in October. MSPR's Jacob Lindberg reports...

Morehead State University is one of a few universities in the country to offer a peer-focused addiction recovery program. MSPR's Jacob Lindberg reports...

     

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...

Space Science Center

The Morehead State Space Science Center is becoming a big part of an industry that has seen a meteoric rise in Kentucky. MSPR's Jacob Lindberg reports...