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Morehead State University’s Graduate School will hold an Online Open House from 2 to 4 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 28.     

The online event will allow those interested in continuing their education at MSU to chat with Graduate School advisors. Those who attend the event will receive a promotional code to waive the $30 application fee.     


October 25, 2021 -- Thomas Babington Macaulay was a British historian and Whig politician. He is considered primarily responsible for introducing the Western education system in India. He wrote extensively as an essayist, on contemporary and historical sociopolitical subjects, and as a reviewer.


MSU Athletics

Morehead State celebrated the careers of senior soccer student-athletes Caitlyn Burdine, Colleen Swift and Katie Kiolbassa Sunday in the regular-season finale versus UT Martin. Unfortunately, the Skyhawks scored in the 16th minute and it held up as the Eagles fell 1-0.

MSU (4-9-4, 2-4-2 OVC) will now enter the Ohio Valley Conference Tournament where it will play as one of the lower four seeds in the opening round Friday night at a neutral site. UTM improved to 10-5-1 and finished 6-2 in the league to claim a share of the title.

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Mark Pappas connected with receiver Matt Guilfoil on a 25-yard touchdown pass with 1:02 left at Marist Saturday to cap a 76-yard drive, and the Morehead State defense halted the Red Foxes on their last possession as MSU won a thriller, 27-24, at Tenney Stadium.

The Eagles stayed perfect in the Pioneer League at 4-0, only the program's second-ever 4-0 start and first since 2002. It also the third win in four tried for MSU at Marist in the series.

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A national juried art exhibition that explores how artists define gender opens Wednesday, Oct. 27, at Morehead State’s Golding-Yang Art Gallery. 

Gender NOW is a touring exhibition featuring multimedia works created by artists from across the country who identify as LGBTQIA and allies of the LGBTQIA community. Melissa Yungbluth, director of the Golding-Yang Gallery, is also a member of the Gender Studies Leadership Team at MSU and said she wanted to contribute to the dialogue about gender on campus. 

National Capital Industries

There will be temporary daytime closures of Big Perry Road (KY 799) in Rowan County next week for embankment repairs.

From 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, Oct. 25-29, crews will build a concrete retaining wall along the embankment of Big Perry Road about 1.8 miles north of US 60. Barricades will be placed at Gene White Lane (milepoint 0.3) and at milepoint 2.2 near a forest service road, and KY 799 will be closed to all thru traffic.

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Morehead State University's Department of Music, Theatre and Dance will host a faculty recital on Monday, October 25th. WMKY's Leeann Akers has the story...

Mood Swings depicts the mental and emotional journey brought on by the global pandemic. Months of whiplash between hope and despair - aided by misinformation, opposing media outlets, and sheer exhaustion - results in a manic breakdown of communication.

Nathan Mensink, saxophone

Russ Zokaites, bass trombone

Ryan McGillicuddy, bass

Ben Cantrell, cajon

Turkey Trot for a Cure 5K in Morehead Oct. 30

Oct 22, 2021

The eleventh annual Turkey Trot 5k in Morehead will be held on October 30th, and community members can participate virtually or in-person to help raise awareness and support for Alzheimer’s.

Over 5.8 million people in the U-S have Alzheimer’s disease, including 75 thousand Kentuckians.

Mary Horsley, the chairperson for the Turkey Trot committee, was inspired to create this event when she lost a family member to Alzheimer’s disease in 2011. 

The Morehead Theatre Guild will a present a new play this weekend at the Rowan County Arts Center.

The Radio Play Disaster is a comedy about a production of a science-fiction radio masterpiece called “Battle of the Planets”

Director George McKee says the guild had planned for a different play in October.  

  McKee says the show offers a great break from the pandemic for patrons.

Morehead State Athletics

The season is set to get underway for Morehead State Basketball in a few weeks.  The men's and women's teams were present for Ohio Valley Conference Media Day this week, and WMKY's Tanner Boyd has this report.

Funeral Arrangements Announced for MSU student

Oct 21, 2021
Leeann Akers

  Funeral arrangements have been made for a Morehead State student who died on campus Monday morning. 

Elizabeth Creamer, 19, was found dead by her roommate in their dorm at Alumni Tower Monday, October 18, and notified the local police department around 9:57 a.m. Creamer was a sophomore Health Promotion major from Sheperdsville, KY.

Visitation is scheduled for 3 p.m. - 8 p.m. tomorrow at The Maraman Billings Funeral Home in Sheperdsville. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 23, 2021, with the burial will be in Cedar Grove Cemetery.


October 21, 2021 -- A Way with Words 

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Ahmad Jamal

Oct 20, 2021

Live From The Jazz Lounge

Program #63 (October 24 at 8:00pm)

Ahmad Jamal – Live In Paris 92 (1993)

Recorded live in Paris, France on April 3rd and 4th, 1992.

Performers include:

Ahmad Jamal – piano

David Bowler – drums

Todd Coolman – bass

Dori Freeman

Oct 20, 2021

Muddy Bottom Blues

Program #266 (October 22 at 8:00pm and October 23 at 3:00pm)

A gifted singer and songwriter whose music puts a contemporary spin on classic folk and country themes, Dori Freeman's breakthrough in 2016 demonstrates why it's not a bad idea to reach out to your favorite artists.

Dori Freeman was born and raised in the Appalachian community of Galax, Virginia. Dori's father, Scott Freeman, and her grandfather, Willard Gayheart, were veteran bluegrass musicians who played regularly and ran their own venue, Front Porch Gallery and Frame Shop.

WMKY Feature: Coffee with a Cop

Oct 20, 2021
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The Morehead State University Police Department celebrated national ‘Coffee with a Cop’ day by hosting an event to connect with students. WMKY’s Sarah Meade has the story...

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October 20, 2021 -- Joyce Diane Brothers was an American psychologist, television personality, advice columnist, and writer. She first became famous in 1955 for winning the top prize on the American game show The $64,000 Question.


MSU Athletics

Morehead State's men's golf team finished the 2021 Fall season on the highest note it could. The Eagles won a scorecard playoff with Northern Illinois Tuesday to claim the top team honor at the Xavier Invitational at the Maketewah Country Club.

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Morehead State's men's basketball's Johni Broome and Skyelar Potter have garnered official Preseason All-Ohio Valley Conference honors, with Broome being named the league's Co-Player of the Year, and the Eagles being picked to finish second.


October 19, 2021 -- Frank J. Durbin was one of the last surviving American veterans of the First World War. Durbin was born in New Hampshire. By 1915, at age 20, he joined the United States Army. The next year, he was sent over to Verdun, and served with the American and French armies at the Battle of Verdun.


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An MSU professor recently published a book about the Mayan ruins. WMKY's Alyssa White has the story...

Ed Robertson

The annual Book Sale for the Rowan County Public Library will look a little different this year.

The popular event is usually held at the Library, but has been cancelled for two years because of COVID-19 concerns.

Susette Redwine is the Secretary of the Friends of the Rowan County Public Library organization.  She says this year’s event will feature boxes of books instead of individual titles.

  Redwine says money from the book sale will go toward events held for the community.


The approval of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for kids age 5-11 is seeming more and more likely in the coming weeks.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Vaccines and Related Biological Advisory Committee is set to meet October 26th.  That following Tuesday, the Centers for Disease Control’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices will meet to discuss vaccines for children in that age group.

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Kiera Fehr, a Lexington junior at the Craft Academy for Excellence in Science and Mathematics, has been selected to present at the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) ASCEND conference next month in Las Vegas.  

Fehr will deliver a presentation and be a member of a panel discussion on her involvement in STEM through Higher Orbits. This nonprofit organization works with astronauts and space industry leaders to spark and support student-led experiments.

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Morehead State junior libero Allison Whitten was tabbed the Ohio Valley Conference Defensive Player of the Week for her efforts in leading a stingy back row output in the Volleyball team's two wins over UT Martin this past weekend.

Whitten's award is the sixth weekly honor for the volleyball program during the fall 2021 season and her first of the year.

Kentucky Center for Traditional Music

Sounds of Our Heritage: Program #13 (Weekend of October 16, 2021) 

A weekly feature of traditional music presented by faculty and students from the Kentucky Center for Traditional Music at Morehead State University.


October 18, 2021 -- James Truslow Adams was an American writer and historian. He was a freelance author who helped to popularize the latest scholarship about American history and his three-volume history of New England is well regarded by scholars. He popularized the phrase "American Dream" in his 1931 book The Epic of America.


Leeann Akers

A Morehead State University Student was found deceased on campus Monday morning.   

Rowan County Coroner John Northcutt said the 19-year-old female was found by her roommate in a campus dorm.

In an email, University officials confirmed that local authorities are continuing to work through the details.

MSU Athletics

The Eagles wrapped up homecoming weekend at Morehead State with a tightly contested scoreless draw against SEMO on Sunday.

The draw moves the Eagles to 4-8-4 on the season and 2-3-2 in league play, and is the second scoreless draw of the season for Morehead State.

New York Times

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MSU Athletics

Powered by the first game with two 100-yard rushers since 2017, a season-high rushing total, and only 189 yards allowed by the defense, Morehead State football raced past Butler 31-8 for a Homecoming victory at Jayne Stadium Saturday.