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LGBT Issues Across Appalachia

Sep 8, 2018

This week on Inside Appalachia we're revisiting an episode from earlier this year, exploring issues in our region’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. We’ll hear from a teenager getting ready for an LGBT formal. We’ll learn how difficult it can be to access healthcare in eastern Kentucky for one gender nonconforming Appalachian.

Bevin: Information Officer Worth More Than $317k

Sep 8, 2018

Gov. Matt Bevin is defending a $215,000 raise given to the state’s chief information officer. 

Editor’s Note: This story is featured on an upcoming episode of ​Inside Appalachia focused on the impact of baseball throughout the region. To listen to this episode and others, ​subscribe to the podcast.

It’s an early August evening on Libertore Field at White Park in Morgantown. The orange prison jumpsuit jerseys of Chico’s Bail Bonds are impossible to miss -- and so is our play. But, that’s not necessarily a compliment.

On this evening, the team loses in typical Chico fashion.

The team name, of course, comes from the 1976 film The Bad News Bears, in which a down-and-out and cheap beer-swigging Walter Matthau coaches a group of rag-tag Little Leaguers and tries to whip them into shape.

MSU Athletics

The Morehead State soccer team erased a 2-0 halftime deficit but ultimately fell 3-2 to Kent State on Friday evening at Dix Stadium.

After conceding two goals to the Golden Flashes in the first 45 minutes of play, senior forward Dani Wilson found the back of the net in the 57th and 64th minutes to pull the game back to even at 2-2.

For Wilson, it was her first time scoring twice in a game since picking up two goals as a freshman to help propel Morehead State to a 2-1 win in overtime against Bowling Green on August 28, 2015.

MSU Athletics

In its first match of the day, Morehead State volleyball swept Manhattan to improve to 2-0 in the Blue and Gold Tournament. The Eagles' (7-2) stifling defense allowed Morehead State to sweep the Jaspers (0-9) 25-117, 25-12, and 25-21 in straight sets.

Throughout the match, Manhattan found it hard to penetrate the smothering Eagles' defense. Morehead State chilled its opponent to a sub-zero hitting percentage, with Manhattan finishing with a -0.024 percentage. Manhattan connected on just 17 kills in the match, making 19 errors to propel the Eagles.

MSU Athletics

After being named Ohio Valley Conference Offensive Player of the Week, sophomore outside hitter Olivia Lohmeier uses a career-night to propel Morehead State to victory at the Blue and Gold Tournament.

The Eagles (5-2) defeated the host Rockets (1-5) in the night cap Friday night.

Morehead State took the match in four sets 25-16, 16-25, 25-22, and 25-18.

The Morehead News

Welcome to this broadcast of the Morehead-Rowan County Chamber of Commerce Luncheon, recorded by Morehead State Public Radio on September 6, 2018 at the Morehead Conference Center.

This program features Josh Farrow, Executive Director of the Gateway Area Development District.

Introduction provided by Tracy Williams, Executive Director, Morehead-Rowan County Chamber of Commerce.

  Thanks to the Morehead-Rowan County Chamber of Commerce and the Morehead Conference Center.  

Country music star Lee Ann Womack released her album "The Lonely, The Lonesome, & The Gone"  last year to critical acclaim. Our Song of the Week is her performance of "All The Trouble,"

Kentucky Senator Rand Paul is floating the idea of subjecting high-ranking White House officials with security clearances to lie detector tests to determine which senior administrative official penned a critical opinion piece in the New York Times.

Environmental Protection Agency officials told a Congressional panel Thursday that the agency will announce by the end of the year whether it will take the next step to regulate a group of toxic fluorinated chemicals found in some water systems in the Ohio Valley.

The PFAS group of chemicals, which include PFOA or C-8, were widely used to make nonstick products and flame retardants and have been detected in at least 10 water systems in Kentucky, Ohio, and West Virginia. Exposure has been linked to a number of health effects.


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