January 28, 2021 -- A Way with Words

  • two-faced
  • It's All Greek To Me
  • Were your ears burning?

Morehead State University

Morehead State University (main campus)

Thursday - 01/28/21

MSU will operate on Plan C. MSU will operate on a 1 hour and 30-minute delay. Offices will open at 9:30 a.m.; Tuesday/Thursday classes will begin with the 9:30 a.m. class.

Dining services and ADUC will open normal hours.

MSU (Mt. Sterling) is operating on Plan C on 1/28/2021.  Classes and offices will begin/open at 9:30 am est.

MSU Ashland classes and offices will begin/open at 10:00 am on 01/28/2021.

MSU Prestonsburg classes and offices are on a 3 hr delay on 00-00-19.

Morehead State University

Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear recently recognized a senior at the Craft Academy for Excellence in Science and Mathematics for her tireless volunteer work. 

Izzy McCloud from Greenup County said she gets involved whenever and wherever she can, taking any volunteer opportunities that come her way. She's been involved in volunteer organizations throughout her high school career and has raised money for UNICEF, volunteered at homeless shelters and participated in toy drives. McCloud also helped her community by making and distributing face masks in her hometown. 


New research from the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education shows that college degrees and other credentials provide a substantial boost to lifetime earnings, often totaling upwards of $1 million or more.

The findings are part of a new series of research briefs on education and median lifetime earnings in Kentucky that CPE plans to release over the next several weeks. The first brief, published today, reveals that higher levels of educational attainment allow workers to reap significantly greater financial rewards over the course of a career.


Muddy Bottom Blues

Program #233 (January 29 at 8:00 p.m. and January 30 at 3:00 p.m.)

A singer, songwriter, and guitarist with a keen eye for the details of American life and a powerful and passionate performing style, Dave Alvin helped to kick-start the American roots rock scene in the early '80s with the band the Blasters, and has since gone on to a career as a solo performer, songwriter, producer, and sideman that's been as well respected as it is eclectic.


Kentucky Department of Highways snow and ice removal crews are standing by ready to roll tonight when wintry weather moves into northeast Kentucky.

The National Weather Service expects rain and snow showers to begin after 5 p.m., with precipitation changing to all snow by or after midnight. Accumulations of 1 to 3 inches of snow are possible into Thursday morning.

North State Public Radio

State highway crews will continue daytime road closures on KY 1444 in Carter County over the next two to three weeks for drainage pipe replacements.

Work to replace several pipes underneath the highway began Jan. 19, but has been delayed due to weather.

When weather allows this week and next – now through Feb. 5 – crews will close KY 1444 about 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day between its KY 7 and KY 773 intersections to replace pipes. Work, and road closures, are also possible the week of Feb. 8-12.

Morehead State University

As Morehead State University begins a new year, the University will prepare incoming Eagle students through its upcoming Student Orientation and Registration (SOAR) sessions for 2021. 

MSU will host SOAR sessions for new students, transfer students and Eagle Scholars (dual-credit students with MSU) in-person and in a virtual format.  

Thursday, Apr. 15 – Eagle Scholars*

Friday, Apr. 16 – New Students*

Monday through Friday, Apr. 19-23 – New & Transfer Students – Virtual**

Monday, May 24 – Transfer Students*

Tuesday, May 25 – New Students*


Up to $38 million is available to local governments to help Kentuckians with overdue utility bills in their jurisdiction. Each unit of local government may request up to $200,000 for assistance in their communities.

“Even with our victory over COVID-19 coming into sight, times are still tough for our families,” said Gov. Beshear. “We are grateful to be able to provide these funds, because they will ensure many Kentuckians won’t have to make the impossible choice between feeding their family and keeping the lights on.”

EastPark Industrial Center

Gov. Andy Beshear has announced $2.5 million in Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) grants for two projects in Eastern Kentucky that will upgrade waterlines, create jobs and build a better Kentucky.

The grant funding is administered by the Department for Local Government (DLG). Grantees include the City of Cumberland and the Northeast Kentucky Regional Industrial Authority in Grayson.

Kentucky Artisan Center

The Kentucky Artisan Center announces the sixth Reveal exhibit, showcasing large format two-dimensional works by eleven Kentucky artists. The exhibit will open Feb. 8 and continue through April 30 in the center’s lobby.


January 27, 2021 -- The National Geographic Society, headquartered in Washington, D.C., United States, is one of the largest non-profit scientific and educational organizations in the world.


The Moth

A Time For Tales

Program #427 (January 31 at 3:00 p.m.)

“Moth Stories”

Program performers:

Alexis Barton

Joey Garfield

Jason Lemos

Enrique Garcia Naranjo

Betty Reid Soskin

Carla Van Hoose


Morehead State Public Radio will offer a variety of programming to celebrate Black History Month in February 2021.

Among the specials are:

Say it Loud: Great Speeches on Civil Rights and African American Identity
February 5, 2021 @ 11am


January 26, 2021 -- Paul Newman came to be known as one of the finest actors of his time with films like 'Cool Hand Luke' and 'The Hustler.' He also started the Newman's Own food company, which donates all profits to charity.



January 25, 2021 -- The University of Virginia is a public research university in Charlottesville, Virginia. It was founded in 1819 by United States Declaration of Independence author Thomas Jefferson.

Exhibit highlights everyday tools of the past

Jan 24, 2021
Christy Howell-Hoots, The Ledger Independent

A new exhibit highlighting teacups and tool sets used in the 1800s and early 1900s is on display at the Kentucky Gateway Museum Center.

On the second floor of the Wormald Gallery are several items that give guests a glimpse of how life used to be. The pieces include tea sets, farm equipment, medical equipment and much more.

Special Exhibits Curator Marla Toncray said the exhibit is about showing what men and women would use in their daily lives.

Medical cannabis bill filed in Kentucky Senate

Jan 24, 2021

A Senate bill to legalize the use of medical cannabis in Kentucky has been filed.

Senate Bill 92 would make the recommendation of medical marijuana use by a practitioner, as well as the acquisition, cultivation, blending, delivery, distribution, manufacturing, manipulation, packaging for sale, preparation, possession, sale, testing, transportation, and transfer of it, legal.

Patients receiving medical cannabis would be issued a card stating they are allowed to do so at the recommendation of a physician.

Kentucky Sen. Steve West filed the bill.

Christy Howell-Hoots, The Ledger Independent

Donations for a city drug dog have come in from an unexpected source.

When Vanceburg Mayor Dane Blankenship put out a request for donations for the dog, he expected money to come from businesses or residents eager to help. What he did not expect, however, was a group of children to donate their savings.

Adam, Helen, Amelia, Katherine, Thomas, Patrick, Caroline and James are siblings who live in Lewis County. They had been saving their money to buy a swing set for their yard when they learned the city was trying to raise the money for a drug dog.

Frontier Playhouse

  • Air Mail Mystery (In The Next Room)
  • Baby Snooks (Hunting Trip)
  • Cisco Kid (The Man Trapped In The Cave)  

MSU Athletics

Combining to shoot 11-of-21 from the floor and 5-of-8 from three, redshirt sophomore Lauren Carter and sophomore Ariel Kirkwood each poured in 17 points to lead Morehead State women's basketball against UT Martin Saturday.

Kirkwood tallied her 17 points behind a career-best shooting performance from behind the arc, draining a career-high three treys on the afternoon. Carter totaled her points off a career-high-tying six field goals, including a season-high-tying two three-pointers. She tallied 13 second-half points, helping Morehead State erase a 21-point second-half deficit.

MSU Athletics

The Morehead State men's basketball team outscored visiting UT Martin 44-22 in the second half Saturday and pulled away for a 76-44 victory at Johnson Arena, marking MSU's seventh consecutive Ohio Valley Conference triumph.

MSU Athletics

The Morehead State rifle team returned from its winter break to post a resounding 4613-4495 win at Virginia Military Institute Saturday. VMI also fielded a women's only team with a 4369 score.

Sohomore Bryce Ward and senior Ryan Hinson led the Eagles by both posting 1155 aggregate totals. Ward's score included a personal-best 584 in Air Rifle along with a 571 in Smallbore.

Houston Chronicle

Sunday Night Jazz Showcase

Program #314 (January 24 at 8:00 p.m.)

Before the rock & roll revolution, Rosemary Clooney was one of the most popular female singers in America, rising to superstardom during the golden age of adult pop.

Shirley Scott

Jan 23, 2021

Live From The Jazz Lounge

Program #51 (January 24 at 6:00 p.m.)

Shirley Scott – Queen Of The Organ (1965)

Recorded live at the Front Room in Newark, New Jersey during December, 1964.

Performers include:

Shirley Scott – organ

Bob Cranshaw – bass

Otis Finch – drums

Stanley Turrentine – tenor saxophone

(provided by Discogs)

Morehead State University

As part of Morehead State University’s continued Commitment to the Commonwealth, officials at MSU have announced plans to freeze campus residential housing rates for next school year.

Morehead State University

Even though he is an English instructor at Morehead State University, Dr. Matthew Sutton has had two life-long artistic loves.  

Growing up in Georgetown with a father who was a high school band director for more than two decades at Scott County (Kentucky) High School, Sutton spent almost just as much time reading as he did, learning to play musical instruments. Those instruments included woodwinds and percussion in his school band or acquiring a "garage-band-level competence" on instruments like guitar and bass. 

MSU celebrates MLK week

Jan 23, 2021
Maddie Metzger, The Trail Blazer

The Black Lives Matter movement of 2020 put a new lens on Morehead State University’s celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. week.

The Eagle Diversity Education Center paid homage to King’s influence during the Civil Rights Movement through week-long festivities across campus. EDEC hoped to educate students about King’s work and impact on society.

Stephanie Penn

U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the National Guard:

“Yesterday evening, we learned that some of the National Guard forces who have been helping protect the Capitol complex were being made to rest in parking garages between their shifts.

“I don’t think a single Senator feels that was acceptable. I am glad the situation was resolved and I hope we learn exactly what happened.

Office of Gov. Andy Beshear

Gov. Andy Beshear was joined by First Lady Britainy Beshear and Lt. Gov. Jacqueline Coleman for a memorial flag ceremony on the Capitol grounds to commemorate the more than 3,300 Kentuckians lost to the coronavirus pandemic.

“Every flag you see represents a real Kentuckian, one who was and is loved by their families and friends, who meant something to the communities in which they lived,” Gov. Beshear said. “Each and every loss is singular and heartbreaking.”