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On Friday, Gov. Andy Beshear marked his final regularly scheduled COVID-19 briefing by thanking Kentuckians for their hard work and sacrifices that saved countless lives in the commonwealth.

MSU Athletics

Having a solid year on the football field and a solid career in the classroom can indeed earn one a prestigious honor.

Morehead State senior linebacker Cameron Barrett is one of just 54 student-athletes who have earned spots on the 2021 Football Championship Subdivision Athletic Directors Association (FCS ADA) Academic All-Star Team. He is one of only five selected among the 54 from the Pioneer Football League.

Editor’s note: Provided by the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, District 9.

Contractors have reopened US 60 east in Rowan County today after a culvert replacement. The highway remains one lane at Glenwood Hollow (mile marker 16) with traffic controlled by temporary signals. Motorists should expect delays and use caution in the work zone.

Editor’s note: The following provided by the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, District 9:

The Kentucky Department of Highways has reopened US 60 where it crosses Tygarts Creek at Upper Tygart (milepoint 4.1) in Carter County after contractors repaired a section of pavement damaged by Wednesday's flash flooding.

All detours have ceased. However, motorists are reminded that the area remains a construction zone for an adjacent bridge replacement project, and drivers should use caution.

Morehead State University

Morehead state University announced return to pre-pandemic practices Friday. 

In an email to faculty and staff, President Dr. Jay Morgan said that masks, social distancing, and capacity restrictions were no longer necessary after a review of recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and state leaders.

Morgan says the university is planning for a relatively normal fall semester, but he expects some new normal behaviors going forward.

Morehead State University

Dr. Ronald D. Morrison, professor of English at Morehead State University, has published a new book "Thomas Hardy: A Companion to the Novels." The volume appears in the McFarland Companions to 19th Century Literature series, published by McFarland & Company. 

Thomas Hardy is best known for his realistic portrayal of English rural life in the later part of the 19th century in works like "Far from the Madding Crowd" and "Tess of the d'Urbervilles." Hardy also wrote 14 novels, including an early detective novel, a historical romance and an experimental satirical fable. 

Melissa Yungbluth, Morehead State University

A group of five recent graduates from Morehead State’s Department of Art and Design recently painted a mural at the City of Morehead Don Greenhill Park.  

Students who worked on the mural were Madison Anderson from Hagerhill, Abby Caines from Ashland, Nancy Lewis from West Liberty, Sam Neal from Morehead, and Kaylee Thornsberry from West Liberty.

All of the student artists graduated in May.  

Free Fishing Weekend Returns Statewide June 12-13

Jun 10, 2021

West Virginia’s Free Fishing Weekend is back this Saturday, June 12 and Sunday, June 13. Residents and nonresidents are able to fish in West Virginia for free.

In preparation for the weekend, the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources has been stocking catchable-size channel catfish in 59 lakes around the state.

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, District 9

(Editor’s note: The following statement provided by the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, District 9)

The Kentucky Department of Highways has closed US 60 where it crosses Tygarts Creek at Upper Tygart (milepoint 4.1) in Carter County after flash flooding washed out the roadway at a bridge construction site. The road is closed between the Flat Fork (KY 1662) and Dry Branch (KY 1626) intersections.

Crews and contractors are making repairs as soon as possible, but US 60 will remain closed overnight. It will likely be into the day Thursday, or later, before it can be reopened.

Bender Jamboree

Muddy Bottom Blues

Program #247 (June 11 at 8:00pm and June 12 at 3:00pm)

Very few bands stick around for 30 years. Even fewer bands leave a legacy that marks them as a truly special, once-in-lifetime type band. And no band has done all that and had as much fun as Leftover Salmon. 

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