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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 29th

Oct 30, 2013
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The former head of Morehead Tomorrow has been granted shock probation after serving four months of a five-year jail sentence for embezzlement. Gas prices have declined by more than 10-cents in Kentucky since last week…and Morehead State University President Doctor Wayne Andrews has been named to the 40-member planning committee for the eastern Kentucky economic summit in December.

Monday, October 28th

Oct 30, 2013
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Friday, October 25th

Oct 28, 2013
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Morehead State University’s president says the school will do everything possible to save its ROTC program. Congressman John Yarmuth says the Affordable Care Act is working in the Commonwealth…and a prescription drug take back program will be held at numerous locations across Kentucky Saturday.

  

  

Thursday, October 24th

Oct 28, 2013
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Tuesday, October 22nd

Oct 23, 2013
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AK Steel reports a third quarter loss of almost 32-million dollars. Morehead’s parks director says a temporary sales tax might be a means to fund a new recreational park for the community…and Ohio’s attorney general is coming to Portsmouth Wednesday for a panel discussion on the state’s drug epidemic.

Monday, October 21st

Oct 22, 2013
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An overnight fire severely damages a Martin County restaurant. Senator Mitch McConnell defends the inclusion of a nearly three-billion dollar Kentucky project in the budget deal that ended the government shutdown…and the mayor of Flemingsburg is seeking a lower speed limit on the Flemingsburg By-pass. 

Friday, October 18th

Oct 21, 2013
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An Ashland physician has been arrested for allegedly practicing with an expired license. U.S. Senator Rand Paul is conceding that President Obama won the budget battle with House Republicans…and a southern Ohio lawmaker says the cost to his region for prescription drug abuse is “unbelievable”. 

    

Thursday, October 17

Oct 18, 2013
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Wednesday, October 16

Oct 17, 2013
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It’s back to the drawing board for the Rowan County Fiscal Court as it tries to find a location for a new, 300-bed jail. Olive Hill City Council has approved a payroll tax…and the company planning to build the Bluegrass Pipeline says it has secured land deals in parts of nine counties along the proposed path. 

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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