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Commonwealth of Kentucky Office of House Democratic Caucus

State Representatives Rocky Adkins, Derrick Graham and Joni Jenkins will serve as the House Democratic Leadership team for the next two years, following a vote by their fellow caucus members. 

Rep. Graham is the first African-American and Rep. Jenkins is the second woman in history to be a Democratic leader in the House.

TIME.com

December 13, 2018 -- Alvin Cullum York, also known as Sergeant York, was one of the most decorated United States Army soldiers of World War I. He received the Medal of Honor for leading an attack on a German machine gun nest, taking at least one machine gun, killing at least 25 enemy soldiers and capturing 132. 

BSCTC

Big Sandy Community and Technical College (BSCTC) opened the doors to its Nursing Program recently to allow prospective students and community members a glimpse inside the program.

The Nursing Program began at the former Prestonsburg Community College (PCC) and graduated their first class in 1974 and has continued to graduate high demand well trained students since.  Several program graduates have made the Nursing program at BSCTC their home as they returned to become instructors.

Morehead State University

Dr. Charles Lydeard, chair and professor of biology in Morehead State’s Department of Biology and Chemistry, recently completed a book he co-edited with Kevin Cummings a senior researcher for the Biological Surveys and Assessment Program from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign entitled "Freshwater Mollusks of the World - A Distribution Atlas." 

Lydeard has been studying freshwater mollusks since 1992, and said he got involved in the project to provide a research resource for others who study the creatures. 

MSU Athletics

The Morehead State football program has selected its 2018 postseason award winners, with seven individuals earning the top honors for the season.

Awards presented included the Phil Simms Offensive MVP (Lawson Page), Dave Haverdick Defensive MVP (Sayyid Kanu), John Christopher Special Teams MVP (Nathan Sames), Appel Academic Award (Kyle Gilbert), Mike Gottfried C3 Award (Beau Griego), Offensive Scout Team Player of the Year (Matt Guilfoil) and Defensive Scout Team Player of the Year (Demetrius Dillard).

MSU Athletics

Despite sinking 12 shots from behind the arc, the Morehead State women's basketball team suffered a 96-58 defeat against the No. 3-ranked Baylor Lady Bears on Wednesday afternoon in front of a near-sellout crowd of 9,627 at the Ferrell Center.

The Eagles hit on 12-of-30 (.400) shots from long range but the Lady Bears size in the post ultimately proved to be the deciding factor, as Baylor tallied 60 points in the paint. Kalani Brown, a 6-foot-7 forward for the Lady Bears, led all scorers with 21 points on 9-of-11 shooting from inside.

The West Virginia Autism Training Center based at Marshall University has expanded its programs to Shepherd.

Shepherd joins Concord University as the second campus-based satellite site for Marshall’s autism services program.

Kentuckians suffer tremendous health inequities; among the highest rates in the nation’s leading causes of cardiovascular disease, cancer, substance use disorder, diabetes and obesity, many of which are preventable or manageable.  The University of Kentucky has launched a new Center for Health Equity Transformation to address these and other related issues.  This week on Dr. Greg Davis on Medicine the host talks with center director, Nancy Schoenberg.

The Morehead News

Outgoing Morehead Mayor Jim Tom Trent will be arraigned in Fayette Circuit Court later this month. 

Jim Tom Trent claims his arrest in November for Violation of a Domestic Violence Order was a clerical error. 

Rowan County Sheriff Matt Sparks said Trent provided documentation at the time of his arrest that said the D-V-O had been set aside.  

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