February 19, 2020 -- Lee Marvin was an American film and television actor. Known for his distinctive voice and premature white hair, Marvin initially appeared in supporting roles, mostly villains, soldiers, and other hardboiled characters. 

Morehead State University

Artwork by Morehead State University’s Department of Art & Design’s gallery director and students is on display in the exhibit “In Front of the Scenes: Work by the MSU Golding-Yang Art Gallery Staff.”

The exhibition is currently on display until Feb. 28 at the Rowan County Arts Center, 205 E. Main St., Morehead. It is free and open to the public. There will be a closing reception from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 27. 

Morehead State University

Morehead State University and Big Sandy Community and Technical College (BSCTC) signed a Memorandum of Agreement on Tuesday, February 18 affirming joint admission and reverse transfer for students between the institutions.

The program, known as Eagle Express, provides academic advising and admissions counseling for bachelor’s degree seeking students, from the beginning of their college careers at BSCTC to the point where they are ready to transition to MSU.

This is a developing story and will be updated. 


Lawmakers took a major step in 2017 toward legalizing cannabis use in West Virginia when they passed a bill that created a medical program. But nearly three years later, the program still isn’t operational — and many say it’s still more than a year away from launching. 

This session, lawmakers continue to offer some major tweaks to the as-of-yet-launched program. Those proposals – which are included in multiple bills – could change which forms would be considered medically acceptable.


As Kentucky’s signature bourbon industry continues to boom, Gov. Andy Beshear announced today the commonwealth is the nation’s leading exporter of whiskey, which includes bourbon and rye, according to 2019 export reports.

Gov. Beshear made the announcement while filling the 16th millionth barrel of Jim Beam at Jim Beam American Stillhouse in Clermont Monday.

St. Claire HealthCare

The Commission on Cancer (CoC), a quality program of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) has granted Three-Year Accreditation to St. Claire HealthCare’s (SCH) cancer program.

To earn voluntary CoC accreditation, a cancer program must meet 34 CoC quality care standards, be evaluated every three years through a survey process, and maintain levels of excellence in the delivery of comprehensive patient-centered care.

Bridging Kentucky

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet will upgrade six miles of US 60 around the Rowan-Bath county line this year as part of a Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP) project.

The project includes realigning a sharp curve at Bluestone and replacing the KY 801 intersection at Farmers with a mini-roundabout, as well as pavement improvements, new rumble strips, improved roadway markings, new guardrails and signs on US 60 from Cherry Lane at Midland in Bath County to Bluestone Road in Rowan County.

MSU Choirs

The MSU Concert Choir is hosting a Chili Cook-Off Dinner and concert on Thursday, February 27 at the First Baptist Church, 123 East Main Street, Morehead.  Guests can eat from 5:30 – 7:00 with the concert beginning at 7:30.

The all-you-can-eat chili dinner will include peanut butter sandwiches, crackers, tortilla chips, dessert, and tea or lemonade. The proceeds will go to support Concert Choir and Chamber Singers’ tours.

Orange County Register

Gov. Andy Beshear and Energy and Environment Cabinet (EEC) Secretary Rebecca Goodman announced that a total of $500,000 in grant funding is available to qualifying counties for flood debris cleanup.

Grants will be made available for the 12 counties that have received a state of emergency declaration from the governor: Bell, Clay, Harlan, Hickman, Knox, Lawrence, Leslie, Letcher, McCreary, Metcalfe, Perry and Whitley.


Weekdays at 9:06am, 12:20pm and 5:44pm. Informative modules on history, literature and people. The Reader's Notebook is on winter break. New segments will return in Jan 2020.
“Our Island Universe” is a weekly look at new discoveries in our understanding of what lies beyond the horizon and what it means to us here on earth.
Fridays at 9:04am and 4:04pm. An informative discussion program with newsmakers, artists, authors, politicians and public servants on important issues and events.
Weekdays at 4:30pm. An in-depth look at local, regional and state news, sports, weather and community events.
Saturdays at 10:00am, Sundays at 6:00am. Health Matters discusses health care issues of the Appalachian region. Supported by Northeast Kentucky Area Health Education Center.

MSU News Headlines