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The Kentucky Center for Traditional Music (KCTM) will host its Sounds of Our Heritage concert on Wednesday, Oct. 17, at 7 p.m. at the Rowan County Arts Center.

The event will feature performances by KCTM students and will feature bluegrass, old time, country, western swing, blues, gospel and ballads.

Raymond McLain, KCTM director, said the Sounds of Our Heritage concerts are held several times a year to not only let KCTM students gain experience performing in public, but to also highlight the skills of talented musicians.

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Faculty and students from Morehead State’s School of Engineering and Information Systems (SEIS) attended the 2018 International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) in Chicago, Illinois, Sept. 12-14.

IMTS attendees from MSU included: faculty members Dr. Jorge Ortega Moody, assistant professor of engineering and technology management, and Sam Mason, instructor of engineering and technology; graduate students Lindsay Childs, Sareh Ahmadi, Yosselin Castro Islas, Yevgeniy Byeloborodov and Molom-Ochir Mijid; and undergraduate students Justin Vanhoose and Kali Tackett.

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Two students from the Craft Academy for Excellence in Science and Mathematics at Morehead State University have been named National Merit Scholar semifinalists.

Nate Turner, a senior from Mt. Sterling, and Jake Williams, a senior from Union, have qualified for the semifinals for the National Merit Scholarship. Turner’s home high school is Montgomery County High School and he is the son of Todd and Cathy Turner. Williams’ home high school is Larry Ryle High School and he is the son of Ray and Jill Williams.


October 12, 2018 -- Edith Stein, was a German Jewish philosopher who converted to Roman Catholicism and became a Discalced Carmelite nun. She is canonized as a martyr and saint of the Catholic Church, and she is one of six co-patron saints of Europe. She was born into an observant Jewish family, but was an atheist by her teenage years.

Power Engineering

East Kentucky Power Cooperative (EKPC) is beginning work on a series of projects at Spurlock Station to ensure the power plant remains in compliance with more stringent environmental rules for years to come.

Totaling over $262 million, these projects are aimed at ensuring future compliance with federal regulations related to handling and storage of coal ash and related materials, as well as handling and discharge of water at the plant.


Gov. Matt Bevin has announced the award of the state’s first-ever fish house contract, in an innovative step to attack the Asian carp problem in western Kentucky and encourage job growth in the region.

Bevin announced that Kentucky Fish Center, LLC of Wickliffe, Ky. has won the contract to establish the fish house, which will expand the market for Kentucky-caught Asian carp.

Young Charged with Murder

Oct 11, 2018
Boyd County Detention Center

A Boyd County Man has been arrested for the murder of an Olive Hill man. 

Kentucky State Police and the Boyd County Sheriff’s office arrested 24-year-old Joseph Young on Wednesday.  Young is accused of the murder of 44-year-old Clinton Middleton, who was found dead on September 27th from a gunshot wound to the head in Elliott County.

In addition to the murder charge, Young also faces Trafficking and Possession charges, as well as possession of a defaced firearm.  


October 11, 2018 -- Anna Eleanor Roosevelt was an American political figure, diplomat and activist. She served as the First Lady of the United States from March 1933 to April 1945 during her husband President Franklin D. Roosevelt's four terms in office, making her the longest serving First Lady of the United States. 

Feature: Corbie Ellington Day

Oct 10, 2018
Morehead News

A Rowan County World War I hero is being remembered with a day commemorated in his honor. WMKY’s Joe Lewis has more…

Blues Magazine

Shemekia Copeland – America’s Child (Alligator)

Buddy Guy – The Blues Is Alive And Well (Silvertone)

Whitney Shay – A Woman Rules The World (Little Village Foundation)

Mike Farris – Silver & Stone (Compass)

Boz Scaggs – Out Of The Blues (Concord)

Ben Harper and Charlie Musselwhite – No Mercy In This Land (Anti)

Bernard Allison – Let It Go (Ruf)

Nick Moss Band – The High Cost Of Low Living (Alligator)

Grimes visits Morehead

Oct 10, 2018
Tanner Boyd

          Kentucky’s Secretary of State made a stop in Morehead Wednesday to promote the second annual Commonwealth of Kentucky Bowl.

Allison Lundergan-Grimes appeared alongside local officials and members of the Kentucky Association of Food Banks at the God’s Pantry Food Bank warehouse.  The Bowl is a competition between county offices to collect funds and non-perishable food items for the KAFB. Grimes says her efforts toward hunger relief are not a new thing.

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MSU’s Space Science Center (SSC) will host a free public event as part of International Observe the Moon Night, Thursday, Oct. 18.  

The SSC will have a variety of telescopes set up on the patio for people to try out. There will be activities inside the Space Science Center, where the Geology Club will be selling hot dogs and chili and there will be a variety of children’s activities. In addition, there will be several moon-themed presentations in the Star Theater during the event. The schedule is:

Writers Write

October 10, 2018 -- James Clavell was a British novelist, screenwriter, director, and World War II veteran and prisoner of war. Clavell is best known as a writer for his The Asian Saga series of novels and their televised adaptations.

Left to Right: Jacob Lindberg, Bryan Courtney, Chas Jenkins

Unwarranted Music Opinions: The show in which three music fans with wildly differing tastes force each other to listen to an album of their choosing, then discuss it in-depth. Hosted by Jacob Lindberg, Chas Jenkins and Bryan Courtney.

Albums reviewed in this episode:

  • What Makes a Man Start Fires? By Minutemen [1:02]
  • Queen by Nicki Minaj [21:30]
  • I Get Wet by Andrew W. K. [39:11]


A Rowan County Judge has been summoned to court on misdemeanor charges and a special judge has been assigned to preside over the case.

District Judge Willie Roberts was involved in a March 10th hit-and-run accident on interstate-64.  According to the criminal summons, Roberts is accused of leaving the scene of an accident after rear-ending a woman on the east bound I64 off ramp in Morehead. 

The concert begins at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 14th, 2018 at the Morehead Conference Center, 111 W. 1st Street, Morehead, KY.

Tickets are priced at $20 for adults, free for MSU students with an ID, children 17 and under are free.  Adult full Season Tickets are $40.

Featured Works:

  • Morton Gould– Flourishes and Gallop
  • Franz von Suppe – Light Cavalry Overture
  • Aaron Copland – Four Dance Episodes from “Rodeo”
  • Richard Rodgers – "Oklahoma" – Selections for Orchestra


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The bond students have with Morehead State University as an institution is one that never truly leaves even years after they graduate. This would explain why every year in October, so many people return to their “nest” to reconnect and represent their alma mater with pride at MSU Homecoming.

For Homecoming 2018, which takes place from Oct. 19 through Oct. 20, plenty of students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends of the University will once again come together through numerous events and festivities to celebrate all things MSU.

“Wealth, education and zip code are the three most important determinants of your health.”-- Dr. Robert Califf How can they film a reality show about real patients in real hospitals?  They can’t.  Three Boston hospitals were fined $1 million for violating patient confidentiality. We discuss this, psychiatry chatbots, and the “New Coke One” on today’s show.

Western Clippings

October 9, 2018 -- Hank Patterson was an American actor and musician. He is known foremost for playing two recurring characters on three television series: the stableman Hank Miller on Gunsmoke and farmer Fred Ziffel on both Petticoat Junction and Green Acres.

Automotive Hall of Fame

October 8, 2018 -- James Frank Duryea and his brother Charles invented the first gasoline-powered automobile in America.

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MSU Legal Studies Associate Professor Kelly Collinsworth has been recognized as the Access to Justice Award recipient by Legal Aid of the Bluegrass. Dr. Collinsworth received the award at a ceremony held on Thursday, Sept. 27, in Ashland.

MSU Athletics

The Morehead State soccer team knocked off Ohio Valley Conference rival Austin Peay, 1-0, on Sunday afternoon at Jayne Stadium.

A goal in the 5th minute by senior forward Dani Wilson proved to be enough as the Eagles defense and senior goalkeeper Michelle Washburn were able to contain the Governors' offense.

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Several personal bests, including personal records in combined score by freshman Katie Frye and junior Alexa Potts, pushed Morehead State Rifle to a 4,635-4,536 victory over visiting UT Martin Saturday at Button Rifle Range.

The Eagles are now 2-0 on the young 2018-19 season.

Frye led the Eagles, and all shooters, on the air rifle range with a 588. She added a 572 smallbore total for a personal record 1160 combined score. Frye also tied her smallbore standing PR with a 186. Potts tied her smallbore personal best with a 576 and fired a 587 in air for a combined 1163.

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Despite racking up more than 500 yards of total offense and out-gaining the Toreros , the Morehead State football team was defeated 51-34 by Pioneer Football League foe San Diego on Saturday afternoon at Jayne Stadium.

The loss drops the Eagles to 1-4 overall and 0-2 in PFL play. The Toreros, who picked up their 23rd consecutive conference win, improved to 3-2 and 2-0 in the PFL.

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Welcome to this broadcast of the Morehead-Rowan County Chamber of Commerce Luncheon, recorded by Morehead State Public Radio on Thursday, October 4th, 2018 at the Morehead Conference Center.

This program features Dr. Jay Morgan, President of Morehead State University.

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

Greg Abate Quintet

Oct 5, 2018

Live From The Jazz Lounge

Program #01 (October 7 at 6:00 p.m.)

Greg Abate Quintet feat. Richie Cole – Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde (1995)

Greg Abate has been on the music scene for a long time, having served in both the Ray Charles and Artie Shaw orchestras. This live set recorded at Chan's (a Chinese restaurant located in Woonsocket, RI) showcases a friendly battle of alto saxophonists, mostly playing Abate's originals.

Ruth Brown

Oct 5, 2018
New York Times

Sunday Night Jazz Showcase

Program #224 (October 7 at 8:00 p.m.)

Born in Portsmouth, Virginia, on January 12, 1928, singer Ruth Brown signed with Atlantic Records at a young age and recorded a number of hit R&B songs throughout the 1950s, including "I'll Wait for You," "I Know," "5-10-15 Hours," and "Mambo Baby." She went on to have a successful theater career later in life.

MSU Athletics

Coming off a close setback at Butler, the Morehead State football team turns its attention to a matchup at home Saturday against San Diego at 12:05 p.m. ET.

Fans can watch live on ESPN+, listen live on WIVY-96.3 FM and WMST-106.9 FM and 1150 AM and keep up with live stats here on MSUEagles.com.

San Diego enters the game at 2-2 overall and 1-0 in the PFL. The Eagles will look to halt the Toreros' 22-game conference winning streak. Morehead State is 1-3 overall and 0-1 in the league.


On preparing for San Diego

Wide Open Spaces

The Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Commission has proposed new regulations establishing statewide limits on trophy catfish, and proposed tightening existing regulations on the commercial harvest of large catfish and their use by pay lakes. Commission members, at their Sept. 28 quarterly meeting, also approved three wildlife studies of bears, bobcats and otters.

Most commission actions must be approved by legislators before they become law.


October is a time for football, colorful leaves and flannel. For the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC), October 8-14 is also time for the Commonwealth’s Adopt-a-Highway groups to participate in the “Fall Sweep” to clear roadside litter.