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Mountain Edition

Weekdays @ 4:30pm

In the tradition of "All Things Considered", "Morning Edition" and "The World", MSPR presents "Mountain Edition". This half hour news magazine focuses on events in eastern Kentucky, western West Virginia and southern Ohio. Featured will be reports from the MSPR News Department.

Monday, September 9

Sep 10, 2013
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A historic gift to Centre College from the Brockman Charitable Trust has been withdrawn. Kentucky Coal Association President Bill Bissett says future demands for coal in China and India could still help the industry recover from a difficult period…and Morehead’s fire chief says he’ll continue to push for the hiring of a major in his department. 

Friday, September 6

Sep 10, 2013
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Thursday, September 5

Sep 6, 2013
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Mountain Edition audio for Thursday, September 5th

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Robertson County has a new sheriff. A Kentucky transportation official says nearly 600 bridges in the Commonwealth are “structurally deficient”…and Kentucky Congressman Thomas Massie says he’ll vote against any resolution put before the House that authorizes a military strike against Syria.

Tuesday, September 3

Sep 4, 2013
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A southern Ohio man has been killed in the collision of two ATVs in Scioto County. The Morehead News is reporting that a Morehead man has been indicted by a Rowan County Grand Jury on charges that he raped a girl under the age of 12…and Kentucky public schools could post their best results ever in two major categories the state measures for overall student progress.

Friday, August 30

Sep 4, 2013
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Audio for Friday, August 30th

Thursday, August 29

Sep 4, 2013
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Audio for Thursday, August 29th

Wednesday, August 28

Aug 29, 2013
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The Rowan County school board approves a four percent property tax increase. The Foundation for Appalachian Kentucky wants to improve access to healthy food in the region…and the National Resources Defense Council says much of the crop losses suffered in Kentucky last year could have been prevented. 

Tuesday, August 27

Aug 28, 2013
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Boyd County deputies make a drug bust at the Ashland Bus Depot. Kentucky’s commissioner for business development says the state should be at pre-recession employment levels by the end of this year…and Rowan County Judge Executive Jim Nickell says the county may explore new options for raising revenue in light of a stagnant economy. 

Monday, August 26

Aug 27, 2013
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State police probe a fatal fire in Powell County. Coal county judge executives tell Kentucky lawmakers they need more money from the state’s coal severance tax…and Ashland officials hope a new initiative retains the businesses now operating in the city. 

Friday, August 23

Aug 26, 2013
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Governor Beshear has signed a new redistricting bill into law. A pavilion may be constructed for the Rowan County Farmer’s Market…and Alison Grimes and Mitch McConnell debate health care during separate appearances at the Kentucky State Fair. 

Thursday, August 22

Aug 26, 2013
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Wednesday, August 21

Aug 22, 2013
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The Kentucky House of Representatives has approved new legislative boundaries for House districts. Authorities are declining comment on the reason they searched the home and office Tuesday of Morgan County Judge Executive Tim Conley…and Maysville will be the setting for the release Thursday of a new study on the economic impact of investing in historic buildings in Kentucky. 

Tuesday, August 20

Aug 21, 2013
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State Representative Rocky Adkins says he is considering moving into the newly-formed 99th House District so he can continue representing Morehead. Oil production in Kentucky increases 37 percent over the past year…and repairs are being made to the Paramount Arts Center in Ashland. 

Monday, August 19

Aug 20, 2013
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AK Steel and the United Steelworkers Union at the Ashland mill have ratified a new, 18-month contract. Morehead’s mayor says the city needs to act soon to improve its sewer and wastewater system.…and the Lawrence Street Bridge in Ironton could be re-opened in a couple of weeks. 

Friday, August 16

Aug 19, 2013
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The Kentucky Legislature begins its special session on redistricting Monday. Attorney General Jack Conway says he doesn’t think the company planning to build the Bluegrass Pipeline has the right of eminent domain…and Ohio’s July unemployment rate holds steady at just over seven percent. 

Thursday, August 15

Aug 19, 2013
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Wednesday, August 14

Aug 15, 2013
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A truck driver was not hurt this morning when his tractor-trailer flipped on its side near Rowan County High School. Morehead State University’s president says the school must continually adapt its curriculum to meet changing needs…and Grayson has a new police chief. 

Tuesday, August 13

Aug 14, 2013
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Monday, August 12

Aug 13, 2013
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Ashland’s 12th Street Bridge has been re-opened. Its director says the Paramount Arts Center had a six-million dollar impact on the Tri-State’s economy last year…and a signature business in Salyersville has been destroyed by fire. 

Friday, August 9

Aug 12, 2013
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Kentucky state police have arrested a Rowan County man in connection with a shooting Thursday afternoon near Morehead. Ashland will extend water service to about 4,500 Boyd County residents who are customers of the Big Sandy Water District…and two officers at the Chillicothe Correctional Institution have been placed on administrative leave after a prisoner hanged himself. 

Thursday, August 8

Aug 12, 2013
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Audio for Mountain Edition: Thursday, August 8

Wednesday, August 7

Aug 12, 2013
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Audio for Mountain Edition: Wednesday, August 7

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Members of MoveOn.org plan to rally in Frankfort tomorrow in opposition to the proposed Bluegrass Pipeline. A Bath County woman who serves on the Kentucky Agriculture Development Board says more tobacco settlement money needs to be spent in eastern and central Kentucky…and State Representative Rocky Adkins says the General Assembly is a long way from agreeing on any plan for tax reform. 

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A Jessamine County woman has been killed in a three-vehicle crash in Rowan County. The Fleming-Mason Airport has received a federal grant to expand a safety area around its runway…and one of the biggest heroin busts in Scioto County history took place late last week in West Portsmouth.

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A Bath County boy has been found safe after being reported missing Thursday. An Ashland Blazer graduate has been tapped by President Obama to become the next commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service…and U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell says it’s not likely the current Congress will pass any major reforms to the federal tax code.

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Fleming County will hold a 4-H Rally Day August 6th for youngsters interested in competing for prizes in horticulture, arts and crafts and photography and sewing. A co-owner of the Proctorville Flea Market has been sentenced to prison on charges that he sold stolen items there…and an official with the Kentucky Department of Education thinks too many local school districts are neglecting capital projects to cover operational expenses.

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An official with the Federal Aviation Administration says it could be several months before the cause of Monday’s helicopter crash in Breathitt County is determined. Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes tells a Lexington audience Kentucky needs a new US senator because the incumbent has been an obstructionist for nearly three decades…and the US Army Corps of Engineers is hosting an open house at Grayson Lake Saturday. 

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Kentucky’s drug czar says deaths from heroin overdoses have risen rapidly over the past year. Governor Beshear says he is not likely to add any other items to the agenda for a special legislative session next month…and the Rowan County Public Library prepares for a Thursday evening visit from Simon Kenton.

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A helicopter involved in Kentucky’s marijuana suppression efforts has crashed near the Magoffin-Breathitt County line. Governor Beshear has appointed a Pikeville physicians to the Morehead State University Board of Regents…and Kentucky’s education commissioner warns of a school funding crisis in the Commonwealth. 

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