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The American Lung Association in Kentucky has officially cancelled the 26th annual Derby Eve Gala due to COVID-19 concerns.

Andy Tennille, Drive-By Truckers

Muddy Bottom Blues

Program #210 (July 10 at 8:00 p.m. and July 11 at 3:00 p.m.)

Boasting a mix of Southern pride, erudite lyrics, and a muscled three-guitar attack, Drive-By Truckers became one of the most well-respected alternative country-rock acts of the 2000s.

Led by frontman Patterson Hood and guitarist and tunesmith Mike Cooley, and featuring a rotating cast of Georgia and Alabama natives, the band celebrated the South while refusing to paint over its spotty past.

Ted Rosenthal

Sunday Night Jazz Showcase

Program #289 (July 12 at 8:00 p.m.)

Ted Rosenthal is one of the leading jazz pianist/composers of his generation.  He actively tours worldwide with his trio, as a soloist, and has performed with many jazz greats, including Gerry Mulligan, Art Farmer, Phil Woods, Bob Brookmeyer, and James Moody.

Winner of the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Piano Competition, Rosenthal has released fifteen CDs as a leader.  

When it comes to the in-person-versus-distance-learning debate amid the COVID-19 outbreak, Kentucky school districts are far from landing on the same page. That's the word from a spokesman for the state's School Boards Association, one of several statewide education leaders who aired concerns in front of lawmakers in Frankfort.

Senator Mitch McConnell signaled another major federal relief package is in the works, but during a swing through Central Kentucky Wednesday the Republican leader warned the country can't afford another economic standstill.

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In recognition of these challenging times and to keep all our future Eagles safe, Morehead State University is offering our Student Orientation, Advising and Registration (SOAR) sessions online.  

Over the past two months, MSU SOAR sessions have taken place online, answering a variety of questions from prospective students and their families while providing valuable information in the safest way possible. 

The Louisville Zoo

The popular Wild Lights: Asian Lantern Festival Presented by T-Mobile has been extended and will be open Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights from July 9 – August. 28. 

Wild Lights is one of the largest Chinese lantern festivals in the nation and our community’s first-ever outdoor Chinese lantern festival.  The event was previously postponed due to COVID-19.

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Mistie Cook Spicer, 61, of Portsmouth, died Sunday, July 5, 2020. Spicer was the WMKY news director from 1988 to 1989.

Obituary for Mistie Lynette Spicer

Mistie Lynette Spicer, 61, of Portsmouth, died Sunday, July 5, 2020, at home. She was born May 26, 1959 in Kileen, Texas, a daughter of Alice Kuhner (Dan), of Bradenton, Florida and her father Gary Cook (Linda), of Lucasville.

The Sumter Item

Gov. Andy Beshear on Monday updated Kentuckians on the state’s continued efforts to fight the novel coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19).

“I hope everyone’s Fourth of July weekend was filled with safely celebrating the founding of our great nation,” the Governor said. “As we face the unprecedented challenges presented by the coronavirus pandemic, it’s comforting to know Americans have faced great threats in the past and have passed the test of humanity. Now is our time to do the same.”

The Lane Report

The Craft Academy for Excellence in Science and Mathematics at Morehead State University is proud to announce the 2022 class members.  

Seventy-two students from across the Commonwealth were chosen to attend the Craft Academy, located on the campus of Morehead State University.

The students live in Grote-Thompson Hall and earn dual credit as they complete their final two years of high school at the academy while also taking college-level courses.   

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