Morehead State University

Dr. C. Nelson Grote, age 91, president emeritus of Morehead State University and husband of the late Wilma Grote, passed away Saturday morning, Jan. 19, 2019, at his home in Morehead.

He was the 11th president of Morehead State University and retired from the University in 1992, after five years of service as its chief executive officer. 

MSU Athletics

The Morehead State men's basketball Eagles catapulted themselves to a victory via a season-high in field goal shooting, downing the UT Martin Skyhawks 85-77 Saturday evening at Johnson Arena.

The Eagles are now winners of their last three games, heading into next week's slate at 7-12 overall and 3-3 in Ohio Valley Conference action. With the loss, UT Martin regresses to 5-12, 0-6 in the league on the year.

MSU Athletics

The Morehead State women's basketball team trailed by as many as twelve points in the first half before rallying down the stretch to pull off an 85-75 victory over Tennessee-Martin on Saturday evening at Johnson Arena.

The win improves Morehead State to 13-6 overall and 4-2 against Ohio Valley Conference competition.

MSU Athletics

Morehead State cheerleading added to its unmatched success this weekend at the UCA National Championships in Orlando as the coed squad won its fourth consecutive title, while the four-person all-girl stunt team also claimed a national championship.

The coed unit won an unprecedented 27th national title since the program began competing in 1988.

The stunt team of Priscilla Thorn, Shelby Snider, Madison Paige, and Raven Marti also rose to the top, winning its first national title.

MSU Athletics

Led by a combined personal best-day from junior Alexa Potts, the Morehead State Rifle team opened the 2019 portion of the 2018-19 schedule with a 4,638-4,467 win at Virginia Military Institute Saturday.

The Eagles also topped the VMI women's-only club, which scored a 4,351. The Eagles are now 6-0 in dual matches.

Potts fired a team-best 590 in air and added a 576 in smallbore (tying her career high) for a combined personal-best of 1166. Among her scores were a personal-best in kneeling, at 198 while tying her prone high-water mark of 197.

Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Resources

An old blues song “High Water Everywhere” lamented the damage caused by the great 1927 Mississippi River flood.

Kentuckians so far this winter can empathize with those sentiments. Many rivers still run high, Lake Cumberland is at summer pool in January and other reservoirs are well above winter pool. The weather forecast calls for more rain, followed by wicked cold.

The spring fishing season seems eons away, but it is not. March will be here in little more than a month, bringing warm winds, a new license year and some new fishing regulations that go into effect March 1.

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet

State snow plow and salt truck crews are prepared for another weekend of winter weather duty across northeast Kentucky.

Kentucky Department of Highways District 9 crew members in Bath, Boyd, Carter, Elliott, Fleming, Greenup, Lewis, Mason, Nicholas and Rowan counties prepped equipment today, and are on call to start work as needed Saturday night – depending on the timing of an expected winter storm.

Matt Stokes

The Lady Vikings took down Glasglow in the first round of the Kentucky 2A State Championship in Owensboro Friday afternoon. 

Rowan took the 65-43 victory to move to 14 and 3 on the season.  Coach Matt Stokes says his team sat down with film before the match up so they could figure out exactly how to win...

Rowan will face Scott High in Round two of the tournament Saturday at 2 p.m.  Stokes says his team will spend this evening making a game plan for tomorrow. 


January 18, 2019 -- American telephone pioneer and shipbuilder, one of the original organizers of the Bell Telephone Company, who later turned to shipbuilding and constructed a number of vessels for the United States government.


Big Band Boulevard

Program #08 (January 20, 2019 at 6 p.m.)

Big Band and swing tunes with featured bandleader Jimmy Dorsey. Also selections from Glenn Miller, Count Basie, Erskine Hawkins and more.


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