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Morehead State's football program will open its spring schedule of practices on Monday. The Eagles are slated for 14 workouts before the spring game on Saturday, April 20 at 6 p.m. ET.

Nearly 70 players are expected to take part in spring drills, vying for positions on the depth chart heading into the fall 2019 schedule.

On the offensive side of the ball, a plethora of linemen return, including three who will be in their fifth year in the program come fall. The Eagles will be looking for a new starting quarterback with Lawson Page exhausting his eligibility last fall.

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The Morehead State softball team played its final games before Ohio Valley Conference action begins, dropping two decisions to Wright State Tuesday afternoon at University Field.

Game one of the split bill saw the Eagles fall behind 4-0 in the first inning, a deficit from which they wouldn't be able to recover, falling 7-2 in the first of two contests. Game two Eagles overcame their opening frame woes, jumping out to a 4-2 lead after one inning in before succumbing to an 8-5 setback.

Wright State improves to 10-12 overall while Morehead State falls to 2-17.

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Senior pitchers Garret Rogers and David Looney combined for 14 strikeouts, and Morehead State had eight hitters each garner an RBI as the Eagles defeated Alabama State 9-2 Tuesday for the team's fifth straight win.

Rogers, the starter, fanned a career-best eight in the first six innings to improve to 2-1. Looney entered in the seventh and sat down six more Hornet batters via strikeouts for his first save of the year and second of his career.

Last week lawmakers delivered more than 100 bills to Governor Matt Bevin's desk for his perusal – but missing from the stack was arguably the governor's most sought-after legislative white whale: pension reform. Tuesday, the governor fired back. 

KY School Staff Goes Extra Mile To Serve Kids Breakfast

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School staffers in the Commonwealth are being recognized for their creative efforts to feed more kids a nutritious breakfast each school day.Lashonda Cooper, a cafeteria manager at Simons Middle School in Fleming County, received a "Rising Star Award" in the Kentucky School Breakfast Challenge, a statewide contest run by Feeding Kentucky and the Dairy Alliance.

Hundreds Gather At W.Va. Mosque For Vigil

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About 300 people gathered inside the Islamic Association of West Virginia last night to hold a vigil in memory of the 50 people who were killed in New Zealand last Friday. Religious leaders from several faiths were among those who spoke inside the South Charleston Mosque. 


Toyota Driving Demand For Solar Power In Ohio Valley

Mar 19, 2019

Automaker Toyota is planning to announce a major investment in solar and other renewable energy in Appalachia and the Southeastern U.S. The plan includes a massive new solar facility on an old surface coal mine property in Kentucky.

Sources close to the deal tell the Ohio Valley Resource that the Kentucky site is part of a much larger plan. Toyota plans to purchase as much as 800,000 megawatt hours per year, or roughly 365 megawatts, of renewable energy, primarily from developers in Appalachia and the South.

West Virginia receives the fourth most federal funding of any state in the country, according to a new analysis.

It's onward and upward for Kentucky hemp, according to the latest data from the state's Department of Agriculture. Sales of products made using commonwealth-based hemp more than tripled last year, but exactly where the industry is headed is a "question left to be answered."

One lingering issue lawmakers expect to take up on the final day of the 2019 Kentucky General Assembly deals with pension costs for what are known as “quasi-state agencies," entities like regional universities and local health departments. Some report they cannot absorb the rising costs.

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