As Prices Rise, More Kentuckians Can't Afford Insulin

Sep 4, 2019

The cost of insulin is skyrocketing, and health-care advocates want Kentucky lawmakers to take action to stop it. According to the American Diabetes Association, the list price of insulin has jumped by 64% since 2014.

A decline in coal production over the past decade affected more than just coal miners. It also impacted the riverboat industry. Amherst Madison is a riverboat company based outside Charleston, West Virginia. For decades, the company has made most of their money towing coal barges. But a downturn in coal meant the company had to look for other ways to stay afloat.

West Virginia Public Broadcasting spent some time with these folks inside the river industry, and we asked them what the future of the industry looks like.

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Following the season's opening weekend, Morehead State volleyball's Chandler Clark continued to grow her trophy collection as she garnered Setter of the Week accolades from the Ohio Valley Conference Monday.

Monday's recognition marks the fourth OVC Setter of the Week award for the Seymour, Ind. native who won the award during each of the final three months of the 2018 season. Clark finished the opening weekend dishing out 86 assists (10.75 per set) across eight sets while adding 12 digs, three kills, and a service ace.


September 4, 2019 -- Howard Jerome Morris was an American actor, voice actor and director who was best known for his role in The Andy Griffith Show as Ernest T. Bass, and as "Uncle Goopy" in one of the most celebrated comedy sketches in history, on Sid Caesar's Your Show of Shows.

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Former Morehead State men's basketball forward Lamontray Harris has taken the next step in his professional endeavors, signing a contract with BC Zaporizhya in Ukraine.

The hoops club, based in the city with the same name, fields its competition in the country's first-tier league, the Ukrainian Basketball SuperLeague. By adding Harris, BC Zaporizhya looks to get back to their title-winning ways, having previously won two championships (most recently in 2013).

Transport Topics

In anticipation of Hurricane Dorian and its potential to cause damage to the southeastern United States, Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Secretary Greg Thomas has waived certain regulations on commercial motor carriers involved in the relief effort.

Secretary Thomas issued the emergency declaration that provides temporary regulatory relief for crews heading to the affected areas to deliver goods, restore utilities and remove debris.

"Lifting these restrictions allows crews to assist with the relief effort as quickly as possible,” Secretary Thomas said.


September 3, 2019 -- Addison Morton Walker was an American comic strip writer, best known for creating the newspaper comic strips Beetle Bailey in 1950 and Hi and Lois in 1954. He signed Addison to some of his strips.

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The 2019 Morehead State Soccer team etched itself in history with a 2-1 win over Akron on Sunday evening as the victory marked the program's first-ever victory on their new home field, the MSU Recreation & Wellness Intramural Field.

The win, which saw the Eagles climb back from an early deficit, was the first of the new season and improved their record to 1-2. The Zips dropped to 1-3 for the season with the loss.

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Morehead State junior defensive end Vaughn Taylor, Jr., and sophomore quarterback Mark Pappas have been honored for their week one play by the Pioneer Football League. Taylor is the league's Defensive Player of the Week, while Pappas garnered the first Offensive Player of the Week award for 2019.

Taylor, Jr., the native of Washington, D.C., wreaked havoc on the Union (Ky.) offense to tune of 3.5 tackles for loss. Included in that was a sack. He also broke up a pass and had a quarterback hurry in the Eagles' 44-7 victory.

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Career-best efforts from several players pushed Morehead State volleyball past Davidson Saturday morning. The Eagles (2-1) outlasted the Wildcats (0-2) in a five-set affair, taking the match with set scores of 25-16, 23-25, 25-17, 23-25, and 15-11.

Leading the numerous career-bests for Morehead State was junior outside hitter Lauren Rokey. Rokey slammed home a career-high 22 kills on 38 swings. She committed just two errors to swing an outstanding .526 from the outside.


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