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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.

Tuesday, October 15

Oct 16, 2013
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Morehead’s mayor says he’s glad a dispute between the city and a local agency that promotes downtown events has been settled. Kentucky lawmakers have been asked to add financial literacy as a graduation requirement…and state officials say Kentucky’s deer population has risen nearly 900% since the end of World War Two. 

Monday, October 14

Oct 15, 2013
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Mountain Edition audio for Monday, October 14th

Wednesday, October 2

Oct 3, 2013
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Tuesday, October 1

Oct 2, 2013
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The Morehead News is reporting that a 36-year-old Morehead woman has been indicted on rape and sodomy charges. Lt. Governor Jerry Abramson is urging uninsured Kentuckians to enroll in a health care plan through the state’s insurance exchange…and Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital holds open houses Wednesday for two new facilities in Greenup and Wheelersburg, Ohio. 

Monday, September 30

Oct 1, 2013
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Kentucky’s Lt. Governor is in Rowan County today for a groundbreaking for the American Stave Company’s barrel manufacturing plant. Ashland City Commissioner Cheryl Spriggs is praising the city’s police and fire chiefs for reducing overtime in their departments…and a hiker is rescued in the Red River Gorge.

Friday, September 27

Sep 30, 2013
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Kentucky’s health insurance exchange is preparing to enroll more than 600,000 people in a health care plan starting next week. The Highlands Museum is expecting to finalize its purchase of the Ashland building it is now renting before the end of November…and Frontier Housing of Morehead wants to withdraw from the state’s public employees retirement system. 

Thursday, September 26

Sep 27, 2013
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Kentucky State Police are investigating a fatal accident in Fleming County. Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner James Comer announces a “Farm to Campus” Initiative at Morehead State University…and State Representative Steve Riggs thinks communities in eastern Kentucky might be able to use a local sales tax to diversify their economies through strategic investments.

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The mayors of Kentucky’s two largest cities tell state lawmakers they’d like to have a local sales tax option. The former head of a Fleming County nursing home is indicted on theft charges…and the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is inspecting bridges in the Maysville and Ashland areas.

Tuesday, September 24

Sep 25, 2013
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The city of Morehead holds a public hearing Wednesday on its real and personal property tax rates for next year. Attorney General Jack Conway says strides are being made in the fight against prescription drug abuse…and a Fleming County High School teacher has won a national award. 

Monday, September 23

Sep 24, 2013
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Kentucky State Police have brought charges against a student at the Elliott County Middle School after receiving a report of a possible explosive device at the building this morning. Rescue crews continue their search for a South Shore man with Alzheimer’s Disease who has been missing for more than a week…and a petroleum analyst says gas prices may fall about 20-cents in Kentucky over the next month. 

Friday, September 20

Sep 23, 2013
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Some dogs have been removed from what authorities are calling a “puppy mill” in Fleming County. There’s been a shooting at a pawn shop in Danville…and Senator Mitch McConnell unveils legislation he says will protect jobs in the coal industry. 

Thursday, September 19

Sep 20, 2013
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Congressman Andy Barr says employment in the coal industry in Kentucky has fallen to its lowest level since 1927. Local law enforcement officials say they’ve not uncovered any evidence to support claims that a “hate crime” took place in Morehead earlier this month... and a Rowan County school official says the district’s bus fleet is aging and should be replaced soon.

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Olive Hill city council votes for across-the-board budget cuts. Governor Beshear says Kentucky has an obligation to address climate change…and the Little Sandy Health District is facing a budget deficit of more than 400-thousand dollars.

Tuesday, September 17

Sep 18, 2013
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There was a ribbon-cutting today to mark the official opening of a new animal shelter to serve Rowan, Fleming and Bath Counties. Kentucky State Police have arrested an armed man who barricaded himself inside an Olive Hill home early this morning…and Bath County’s judge executive predicts more economic development in his county following last week’s announcement that CTI Foods is investing 44-million dollars in its Owingsville plant.

Monday, September 16

Sep 17, 2013
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Kentucky state police are investigating a fatal traffic crash in Carter County. A murder trial that was scheduled to get underway in Morehead Monday has been postponed until May…and State Representative Sannie Overly of Paris says it’s up to Governor Beshear whether Kentucky lawmakers will tackle tax reform next year. 

    

Friday, September 13

Sep 16, 2013
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Senator Mitch McConnell says the more Kentuckians learn about “ObamaCare” the more worried they are about it. Governor Beshear says the federal health care law that takes effect next year will provide more than 600,000 Kentuckians a chance to purchase health insurance at a price they can afford…and former Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner Richie Farmer today pleads guilty to government corruption charges. 

Thursday, September 12

Sep 16, 2013
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Custom Food Products is expanding its Owingsville plant and hiring 200 additional workers. Morehead Mayor David Perkins says the city’s law director will draw up a fairness ordinance that would ban discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation for city council to consider….and Morehead State University has been declared a “military friendly” school by Victory Media.

Tuesday, September 10

Sep 11, 2013
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The city of Morehead is considering a fairness ordinance to protect people from discrimination on the basis of their sexual orientation. Morehead residents may be paying higher real estate and personal property taxes soon…and State Representative Reginald Meeks is expressing skepticism about adopting charter schools in Kentucky. 

    

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. 

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