Muddy Bottom Blues

Program #152 (November 23 at 8:00 p.m. and November 24 at 3:00 p.m.)

Dobro master Jerry Douglas and a handful of top pickers pay homage to one of the most influential acts in the history of bluegrass with the "super group" the Earls of Leicester.

Morehead State University

The late Martin Himler, a Magyar (Hungarian) immigrant who came to Eastern Kentucky, affected the region’s economy with the founding of the Himler Coal Company and impacted people’s lives by the way he lived his own.

Now, an event is being organized on the Morehead State University campus that gives insight into his life and legacy.

Author Cathy Cassady Corbin presents “The Making of an American: The Autobiography of a Hungarian Immigrant, Appalachian Entrepreneur, and OSS Officer, Martin Himler” at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 28, at the Athena Room at Camden-Carroll Library.

On a soggy autumn day in late October, a group of university students stood by the edge of an orange-tinted creek in the southeast Ohio village of Corning, a place built during coal mining’s boom days and now struggling amid a loss of jobs and population. As the group listened, watershed specialist Michelle Shively explained a plan to make the water here run clear: take the orange sludge and turn it into paint. 

Kentucky’s only African-American-owned bookstore reopened in Lexington Friday, thanks to a community-driven effort that raised over $35,000 to rescue it. 

A well-known restaurant and live music venue on Southland Drive is turning off the lights and closing up shop.

Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear is launching a ninth lawsuit against a pharmaceutical company he argues helped fuel the state’s opioid epidemic. 

MSU Athletics

Senior guard Darianne Seward eclipsed the 1,000-point mark for her career and the Morehead State women's basketball team scored a school-record tying 121 points in a 121-56 victory over Alice Lloyd (Ky.) on Tuesday morning at Johnson Arena.

The Eagles hit on 49-of-86 (.570) shots and led by as many as 70 points in the triumph over Alice Lloyd. Morehead State also produced six double figure scorers in the game with Aliyah Jeune dropping in a career-high 30 points to lead all scorers.

KCTM - Jim Millay

Morehead State University’s Kentucky Center for Traditional Music (KCTM) will hold its annual Songs of Our Heritage Season Finale Concert on Tuesday, Nov. 27, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Morehead Conference Center.  

All sections of the Traditional Music Ensemble will perform a variety of bluegrass, old time, country, western swing, blues, gospel and ballad singing at the event, and former students will return to perform as well.  

Raymond McLain, KCTM director, said the concert will give those in attendance an opportunity to see what KCTM students can do.  

MSU Athletics

After claiming six Ohio Valley Conference weekly awards during her first two seasons at Morehead State, sophomore outside hitter Olivia Lohmeier has added the league's highest honor to her resume. Wednesday night, Lohmeier was named the OVC Player of the Year, earning the most votes from conference coaches and sports information directors.

MSU Athletics

The Morehead State women's basketball team found itself on the short side of a shootout with St. Francis Brooklyn on Sunday evening as the Eagles first loss of the season came in a 101-94 loss to the Terriers in the Vinewood Farm Classic at Johnson Arena.

Morehead State led 46-39 entering the locker room at the half before St. Francis Brooklyn exploded for 62 points in the second half on 20-of-27 (.741) shooting.


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