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With the opening game of the 2019 season for Morehead State football less than a week away, fans who live outside the region or can't make it to Jayne Stadium have plenty of ways to follow the Eagles this year.

All six home games will once again air live on ESPN+, a subscription package that costs just $4.99 per month and includes a plethora of additional exciting programming. All 12 games will air live on the Eagle Sports Radio Network on WIVY-96.3 FM as well as WMST-1150 AM, and all games can be heard via links on http://MSUEagles.com

Old-Time Radio Downloads

That Was Radio 
(Sunday, September 1 at 2:00pm and Monday, September 2 at 9:00am)

Leon Smothers hosts That Was Radio which explores the people and events which shaped classic radio broadcasting during its golden age, the 1930’s through the 1950’s.  On this program, an in-depth profile of the popular comedy show "Our Miss Brooks." The classic radio series starred Eve Arden as school teacher Connie Brooks. The series premiered on CBS Radio in 1948 and lasted until 1957. 


August 22, 2019 -- Virginia Eliza Clemm Poe was the wife of American writer Edgar Allan Poe. The couple were first cousins and publicly married when Virginia Clemm was 13 and Poe was 27. Biographers disagree as to the nature of the couple's relationship.

Michael R. Gray Funeral Home

Bob E. Christian, 78, of Clearfield, Kentucky, passed away Tuesday, August 20, 2019 at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Lexington, Kentucky.                

He was born on June 12, 1941 in Morehead, Kentucky, a son of the late Addie and Dixie Butts Christian.

Bob was well known in the community as a sign painter for 50 years, beginning at the age of 14.

He was a veteran having served in the United States Army during the Vietnam Era.

Hemp research at MSU

Aug 21, 2019
Julianna Leach, The TrailBlazer and The Independent

As Kentucky looks to find a replacement for tobacco as a cash crop, Morehead State University is aiding the endeavor with research on hemp.

The Derrickson Agricultural Complex is home to the only hemp operation in Rowan County, where MSU associate professor Brent Rogers works with students on a variety of hemp research projects.

“There is kind of three prongs to hemp research here in the state right now and it’s fiber, seed and CBD,” said Rogers. “What we are growing is used to extract what is called CBD’s, cannabidiols, used medicinally.”

Urban Farm Provides Job Skills To Women In Recovery

Aug 21, 2019

Harvesting Hope is a partnership between Sustainable Berea and Liberty Place, a recovery center for women in Richmond, along with several local businesses. Program director Cheyenne Olson said many people might be surprised by how much planting and harvesting translates to other types of work.

"There's an incredible amount of job-skills learning that takes places on the Berea Urban Farm," Olson said.

Lexington's Fire Station 24 Is Open

Aug 21, 2019

The ribbon is cut and Lexington’s new state-of-the-art Fire Station is up and running. With two brand new trucks behind her, Engine 24 and Tanker 1, Lexington Fire Chief Kristin Chilton opened Fire Station 24.

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The Morehead State Soccer program will now call the MSU Recreation & Wellness Intramural Field home, Associate Athletic Director Jamie Gordon announced on Wednesday.

"This is a great opportunity for our soccer program," said Gordon. "We are always looking for ways to boost our student-athlete experience and this facility is something we believe will do that. Our department saw the excitement created during our exhibition match against Marshall at the facility and wanted to capitalize on that."


A second community meeting was held this month for the proposed Triplett Valley Trail project, and the meeting’s facilitator says ideas are continuing to grow.

   Jess Lawrence gave an update during this month’s Morehead new cities meeting.  She says the large group that was present at the first meeting in July has since broken up to focus on particular areas of the project.

Lawrence also says the group is waiting to hear an update on a $250-thousand-dollar Recreational Trails Program grant.  Final word on that should be known by October.

Morehead Theatre Guild

The Morehead Theatre Guild’s current production is the hilarious comedy, “The Savannah Sipping Society.”

Directed by George McKee, the play stars Sara Lindsey, Krys Lynam, Diana Reeder and Kim Shannon in leading roles.

Written by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope and Jamie Wooten, the play is being produced by agreement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc.

Performances at the Rowan County Arts Center are this Friday and Saturday (August 23-24) at 7:30pm, Sunday (August 25) at 2:00pm. Tickets are $11 for adults and $5 for students. Not recommended for children under age 8.


Weekdays at 9:06am, 12:20pm and 5:44pm. Informative modules on history, literature and people. The Reader's Notebook is on summer break. New segments will return in August.
Fridays at 9:04am and 4:04pm. An informative discussion program with newsmakers, artists, authors, politicians and public servants on important issues and events.
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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.

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