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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.

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. 

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. 

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