A Republican candidate for Kentucky Secretary of State who wants his nickname – “Trump” – on the ballot can be blocked from including it. 

Updated February 18, 2019 at 7:27 p.m.

Leaders of West Virginia teacher and school service personnel unions have announced a statewide strike will begin Tuesday. That announcement came at a Monday news conference as the upper chamber was set to adopt an amendment to the House of Delegates’ version of Senate Bill 451.

The New York Times

February 19, 2019 -- Carson McCullers was an American novelist, short story writer, playwright, essayist, and poet. Her first novel, The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter, explores the spiritual isolation of misfits and outcasts in a small town of the U.S. South. Her other novels have similar themes and most are set in the deep South.

Appalachians Share Solutions for Coal Transition with Congress

Feb 18, 2019

Democrats in the U.S. House are continuing their focus on climate change, this week shifting from its environmental to its economic impact and looking to Appalachia for next steps to aid communities with fossil fuel-based economies. 

On Thursday, members of the Energy and Mineral Resources Subcommittee heard testimony on how struggling coal communities are working to transition to more efficient, greener industries that can still provide the region with an economic base.

A contentious solar energy-related bill won passage in the Kentucky House Friday, but not without an amendment that could erode support in the Senate. 

Deadly Accident Closes I-64 Westbound

Feb 18, 2019

All lanes of westbound I-64 at the 51 mile marker are blocked because of a fatal multi-vehicle crash. All traffic is being taken off westbound I-64 at Exit 53. A detour has been established at US 127 to US 60 to KY 151 and back on I-64 at Graefenburg. I-64 eastbound is running normally.

It has been confirmed that two people died in the accident. Officials expect it to take up to five hours to clean the crash site.

MSU Athletics

Making his Morehead State debut in Saturday's doubleheader at Furman, redshirt junior Chase Sorter introduced himself to Eagle fans and Ohio Valley Conference in a big way, claiming OVC Player of the Week and Collegiate Baseball Newspaper National Player of the Week honors.

Sorter, a Temple, Texas native, comes to Morehead State from McLennan Community College in Texas. During his freshman season in 2017, he helped McLennan to a 52-13 record and an appearance in the NJCAA World Series.

Morehead State University

The MSU Concert Choir is hosting a Chili Cook-Off Dinner and concert on Tuesday, February 26, 2019 at the First Baptist Church, 123 East Main Street, Morehead.  Guests can eat from 5:30 – 7:00 with the concert beginning at 7:30.

The all-you-can-eat chili dinner will include peanut butter sandwiches, crackers, tortilla chips, dessert, and tea or lemonade. The proceeds will go to support Concert Choir and Chamber Singers’ tours.

MSU Athletics

Seniors Siarra Crum and Brandon Bryer each shot combined personal-best totals to lead Morehead State rifle to two more school records Saturday at the NCAA qualifier match at Kentucky.

The Eagles, who still have a chance to potentially earn a berth to the NCAA Rifle Championships, scored a 4674 aggregate total - a school record. That included a school record 2358 in air rifle.

MSU Athletics

The Morehead State men's basketball Eagles gained a double-digit lead, saw it evaporate, and fought to gain the lead back in the closing minutes. However, the Eagles fell one play short of a victory, as Austin Peay defeated MSU, 73-70, Saturday afternoon at Johnson Arena.

The Eagles led by as many 10 in the opening frame, holding a 25-15 lead after a thunderous jam from De'Von Cooper brought the crowd to its feet. The Governors closed the stanza on an 18-7 run to take the lead at the halftime intermission, 33-32.


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