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Muddy Bottom Blues

Program #248 (June 18 at 8:00pm and June 19 at 3:00pm)

Growing-up in Baltimore as the oldest child of four, Amy Speace discovered music, words and a love of language early on.

Her grandmother taught her to read at 3 years old by reading street signs. By 5 she was writing poetry, and by 8 she’d learned to play piano. Over the next decade, the family moved often, then Speace enrolled in Amherst College in Massachusetts. Not knowing what where to go after graduation, she took her professors’ advice and moved to New York City in 1991.

Spokesman Review

With this year’s 50-Mile Yard Sale along KY 52 in Breathitt, Estill, and Lee counties approaching on Friday and Saturday, July 2-3, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is again urging motorists to use caution during the annual event.

WTVQ

A clean, safe and inviting rest area on the westbound lanes of Interstate 64 in Rowan County today was announced as the “best maintained” in Kentucky for 2020.

“One thing that all travelers appreciate is a well-run, well-maintained, easily accessible rest area where they can stop, relax and enjoy a respite from the road,” said Jim Gray, secretary of the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, which annually presents the Best Maintained Rest Area Award.

The opioid crisis is at the center of a new project from West Virginia filmmaker Tijah Bumgarner. She’s producing a pilot for a fictional series that highlights the human connections formed during recovery, based on the real-life experiences of those who have endured the process themselves.

Folk Medicines Examined In New Book

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Appalachian lore often includes medicines made from plants and herbs to cure ailments. A new book by Rebecca Linger and Dennis K. Flaherty examines the components of some of those traditional herbs to see just what effect they have and determine how best to use them.

Pressure is likely to mount on Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear to call a special session this year to vote on redistricting maps, which will require lawmakers to refashion dwindling districts on the ends of the state. 

The United States will soon have a new federal holiday commemorating the end of slavery. The House voted 415-14 on Wednesday to make Juneteenth, or June 19th, the 12th federal holiday. The bill goes to President Joe Biden’s desk, and he's expected to sign it into law. Juneteenth commemorates June 19, 1865, when Union soldiers brought the news of freedom to enslaved Black people in Galveston, Texas — two months after the Confederacy had surrendered. That was also about 2 1/2 years after the Emancipation Proclamation freed slaves in the Southern states.

Morehead State University

Adam Nicholas Yungbluth, 39, of Vernon Circle, Morehead, Kentucky, husband of Melissa Lee Yungbluth, passed away Saturday afternoon, June 12, 2021, at home.

Born Nov. 8, 1981, in Mason, Ohio, he is the son of William John Yungbluth Jr. and Joy “Cookie” Schell Yungbluth; brother of Amanda Hatter; brother-in-law of Adam Hatter, all of Mason, Ohio; and son-in-law of Tommy and Pamela Lee of Mineral Bluff, Georgia.

kyequaljustice.org

Some displaced residents of North Fork Mobile Home Park are suing the City of Morehead.

City of Morehead Facebook Page

The June meeting for Morehead City Council saw many items on the agenda.

In their last regular gathering before the start of the new fiscal year, Council heard updates from Downtown Morehead, Inc. and the Morehead Utility Plant Board.  Representatives with Packs + Walker, the company constructing the new police and 911 facility, were also present.  That project is still around six weeks behind due to weather, but progress is continuing to become more visible.

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