WMKY Feature Reports

Feature Reports


Morehead State University welcomed Kentucky Commissioner of Agriculture James Comer to the Derrickson Agricultural Complex.

The Morehead Arts and Eats Festival took place for the third straight year this past weekend. MSPR's Tanner Boyd tells us how it went...


Feature: Carter County Drug Free Coalition

Sep 24, 2013

After receiving a funding boost, Carter County's drug free mission is operational for another 5 years.

MSPR's Jordan Simonson has more...


Video feature with a recap of the 2013 Browning Orchard Festival. 

Feature: Watershed Conservation

Sep 20, 2013
Erin Rummage

Humans, plants and animals rely on a clean source of water for survival. This water system is often described as a watershed, which are an important part of our ecological system.

Erin Rummage of MSU’s Center for Environmental Education explains…

This work is supported by a grant from the US EPA under Clean Water Act §319(h) Nonpoint Source Pollution through the Kentucky Division of Water.  


Morehead State University at Mount Sterling is celebrating its 10th anniversary of educating students and serving the community.

Feature: Childhood Cancer Awareness

Sep 17, 2013

Most people don’t associate children with cancer, but the link is a troubling reality for thousands of families in America. September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month…and MSPR’s Shelby Steele has the story of one young Kentuckian and their battle with the dreaded disease…

A reception was held Wednesday for the opening of a new art exhibit at Morehead State University. It's a mixed media show with a focus on manipulating, controlling and constructing images and landscapes.

MSPR's Paul Hitchcock has the story...


Morehead State University recognized Patriot Day on campus with more than 6,000 flags placed near the Bell Tower in memory of those men and women who've lost their lives in defense of our country.

Rowan County's airport is polishing up its runway in preparation for an upcoming event. MSPR's Jordan Simonson reports...

Morehead-Rowan Co. Airport Air Show

Gates open at 12:30 . Pre-airshow aerial displays, food vendors beginning at 1:30. $5 per carload at the gate. Powered Parachute Demo, Radio Controlled Airshow, Emerson Stewart Power Off routine, Jon Thocker Solo RV, John Plumber Solo RV, Emerson Stewart Power on routine, Cliff Robinson Stearmen Routine, formation Aerobatics Van’s RV’s, Candy Parade down the flight line.


The Morehead State Eagle volleyball team beat Marshall 3 - 0 (25-20, 25-20, 28-26) at Wetherby Gymnasium.

The current exhibit at the Kentucky Folk Art Center showcases paintings and drawings by an artist known for portraits, landscapes and scenes of everyday life in eastern Kentucky.

MSPR’s Paul Hitchcock has the story…


Morehead State Volleyball will look to defend its Ohio Valley Conference championship in 2013. The Eagles open the home portion of the schedule on Wednesday, September 4, at Wetherby Gymnasium vs. Marshall.

Feature: People's Clinic in Morehead

Sep 3, 2013

A clinic in Morehead that provides medical and dental services for those who can't afford to pay them has a new leader. MSPR's Shelby Steele has the story...

He was one of the featured attractions at the 1939 World's Fair and appeared in a 1960 film starring Tuesday Weld. This year, marks the 75th anniversary of an American icon. MSPR's Paul Hitchcock has the story...

Feature: 15th Annual Cave Run Story Telling Festival

Aug 29, 2013

One of Cave Run Lake’s more popular events is coming up soon.  Morehead State Public Radio’s Jordan Simonson reports…

Feature: Ohio’s Youth Silent Epidemic Law

Aug 27, 2013

It claims the lives of more teenagers and young adults than cancer, heart disease, AIDS, birth defects, and four other diseases combined, making it the second leading cause of death for young people.  But some leaders in Ohio are hoping to change that.  MSPR’s Kayla Hall reports…


Jeffrey Liles, Assistant Vice President for Enrollment Services, meets and greets students during the first day of 2013 fall semester classes at Morehead State University.


Morehead State University welcomed new students to campus during Move-In Day, Thursday, August 15, 2013.


Television, radio and newspaper outlets converged on Jayne Stadium for Morehead State Football Media Day as the Rob Tenyer era began.

Each year, the Kentucky Arts Council recognizes artists who are engaged in creating work of high quality. MSPR’s Paul Hitchcock has the story of a Morehead artist who uses his skill to teach and inspire others. 

Kentucky’s 'Holy Land' Against Bluegrass Pipeline

Aug 12, 2013
Loretto Community

Over the past month, opposition to a proposed natural gas liquids pipeline that would run through Central Kentucky has been growing. Four counties have passed resolutions against the Bluegrass Pipeline, and more than 5,000 people signed a petition asking Governor Steve Beshear to put pipeline legislation on the agenda for this month’s special session.

And as KPR’s Erica Peterson reports, the religious communities of Kentucky’s Holy Land have joined the fight...


It's one of the most important days on the calendar for Morehead State University...and it's now just over a week way. Move-in day will bring hundreds of excited students and the families to campus. David Patrick, from MSU's Office of Communications and Marketing, has a video preview:

Feature: Kentucky's Energy Future

Aug 1, 2013

It's no secret that Kentucky's coal industry has been hurting in recent years, and renewed pledges from the federal government to curb carbon emissions pose even more challenges...but as MSPR's Joshua Grandison reports, Kentucky may still have a fighting chance in energy...

Diane Siebels, Charlottesville, Va.

Fiber Arts Magazine describes the foundation of art to be…“a knowledge of material and technique, and a wish to communicate something visually.” That’s the intent of a current exhibition of art at Morehead State University.

MSPR’s Paul Hitchcock has the story...

Feature: Electric Shock Drowning

Jul 24, 2013

Four years ago, a woman swimming in Cave Run Lake fell victim to a silent killer. Earlier this summer, that killer struck again at Lake Cumberland.

MSPR’s Joshua Grandison has the story…

Feature: Sport Management

Jul 23, 2013

It's a fascinating field of study for both undergraduate and graduate students...and it's offered by only two institutions in Kentucky, including here at Morehead State University. David Patrick, of MSU's Office of Communications and Marketing, introduces us to career catching the attention of those who simply can't get enough of sports.

One area news station can now add an Emmy to its list of credentials. MSPR's Tanner Boyd has the story... 

WYMT was recognized at the 49th Annual Ohio Valley Regional Emmy Awards in Cincinnati for its broadcast during the tornado outbreak on March 2, 2012.

More information: http://www.wkyt.com/wymt/home/headlines/WYMT-wins-first-Emmy-in-station-history-216324861.html

Cave Run Lake in eastern Kentucky offers many outdoor activities such as boating, swimming, fishing and camping. One activity there has been in operation for more than twenty years, but is often overlooked by visitors.

MSPR’s Paul Hitchcock has the story:

Feature: Farm to Table

Jul 18, 2013

Morehead State University's Derrickson Agricultural Complex partners with Kentucky Proud and Aramark to supply campus dining facilities with high quality fruits, vegetables and beef.