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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, 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. 

Mountain Edition: Friday, July 26

Jul 29, 2013
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The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet schedules repair work for the 13th Street Bridge over the Ohio River in Ashland. A Bath County man is returned to Florida to stand trial for the death of a four-year-old girl…and a Kentucky Department of Education official says the federal budget sequestration has cost the Commonwealth 26-million dollars. 

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Morehead’s mayor says his city is a good place to open new restaurants but companies pondering such a move should do their homework. Camden Park plans to re-open Tuesday after a fire there forced the park’s closure Sunday…and Ashland city commissioners will likely turn to a Florida-based consulting firm to help them select the next city manager. 

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A Morehead police official warns that the community could be battling heroin for some time. State Representative John Will Stacy is skeptical of any plan to deregulate the telecommunications industry if it does not include a guarantee of support for landline phone service in rural communities…and Ashland city commissioners are asked to permit the Boyd County Farmer’s Market to operate in Central Park. 

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Steve Beshear has been named One of the Worst Governors in America by the Washington-based citizens watchdog group CREW. Scuba diving is the new adventure tourism activity being offered at Greenbo Lake State Resort Park…and officials at Kosair Childrens Hospital are warning parents not to leave children in unventilated cars during the current heat wave. 

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Funeral arrangements are pending for long-time Morehead city councilman and former military science professor Al Baldwin. State Senator Walter Blevins says he can’t support the expansion of nuclear power in Kentucky as long as there are problems with waste disposal…and Congressman Hal Rogers is hoping federal student loan rates can be reduced soon. Those stories and more on Mountain Edition

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A textile plant in the John Will Stacy Industrial Park is set to close. Officials in Kentucky’s coal counties want a larger share of the state’s coal severance tax revenues…and State Senator Robin Webb says Kentucky should consider adopting rules for the disposal of wastes from fracking. 

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A fire in Adams County, Ohio has taken the lives of a father and his daughter. Kentucky State Police search for the robbers of a convenience store in West Liberty…and Senator Rand Paul says he has concerns about federal grants being used to purchase drones. Those stories and more on Mountain Edition

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Kentucky Republicans are hoping to narrow their deficit in the state house in a special election tomorrow (Tuesday) in the 56th district. Two people have been killed in a Sunday crash in Mason County…and an Ashland official is refuting claims that the city needs more firefighters. Those stories and more on Mountain Edition

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