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September 12, 2019 -- Frederick Louis MacNeice was a British poet and playwright from Northern Ireland, and a member of the Auden Group, which also included W. H. Auden, Stephen Spender and Cecil Day-Lewis. 

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet

KY 1812 in northern Breathitt County will be closed beginning Monday, Sept. 23, for a bridge replacement project that is a part of the state’s Bridging Kentucky initiative.

The bridge at milepoint 14.3 crossing Hurst Fork, also known as Johnson Fork, will be closed for 45 days. The new bridge is scheduled to be open by Nov. 7.

The project location is less than 1 mile north of KY 205, and approximately one-half mile south of KY 1419. It is slightly more than two miles south of the Wolfe County line.

Health Matters Radio Show

Due to uncertainty among some of our co-medical hosts (Rick) about when middle age begins, we developed this show to provide clarity. We revisit the question of middle aged men smelling worse than any other age group, talk about germ suits, discuss seven foods to avoid at all costs, and discuss why the US healthcare system is so darned expensive.


Morehead State's Department of History, Philosophy, Politics, Global Studies and Legal Studies is sponsoring four days of special programs in honor of Constitution Day beginning Monday, Sept. 16.  

Sept. 17 is the anniversary of the signing of the U.S. Constitution by the Constitutional Convention in 1787.  

Morehead State University

Morehead State’s Reserve Officer’s Training Corps (ROTC) Eagle Battalion and Eagle Vets will conduct the Patriot Day observance on Wednesday, Sept. 11, at 8 a.m. in front of Button Auditorium.  

The public is invited to attend and help place small American flags on the lawn by the Little Bell Tower to honor first responders, members of the military and their families, and those who have lost their lives in the war on terror since 9/11.  

Lake Cook & Weiland

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) has announced that $141,645 in County Road Aid emergency funds has been awarded to Rowan, Bath and Elliott counties for local road repairs.

In Rowan County, funding of $32,805 was authorized in August for drainage structure repairs on Rifle Range Road just off KY 519 south of Clearfield.

In Elliott County, funding of $18,840 was authorized in August for a slide repair on Clayton Skaggs Road (CR 1306) at the 0.138 mile point.

Mountain Arts Center

One of the biggest hit makers in Contemporary Christian and pop music for almost three decades will play the Willard & Lucy Kinzer Theater at the Mountain Arts Center (MAC) on September 28.

Amy Grant is one of the most recognizable voices in the music industry with 26 Dove Awards and 6 Grammy Awards. Proof of her staying power, she won her first award in 1984, and took home her latest Grammy in 2007.

CBS News

September 10, 2019 -- Rin Tin Tin was a male German Shepherd that was an international star in motion pictures. He was rescued from a World War I battlefield by an American soldier, Lee Duncan, who nicknamed him "Rinty". Duncan trained Rin Tin Tin and obtained silent film work for the dog.

MSU Athletics

When no other colleges would take a chance on a young golfer, Morehead State's long-time head coach Rex Chaney did, and now 25 years after his career finished, Shawn Armstrong is heading into the MSU Athletics Hall of Fame.

Armstrong will be inducted into the Morehead State Athletic Hall of Fame, along with two other Athletic Hall of Fame members, on the night of Oct. 18 at the University's banquet also honoring Alumni Hall of Fame members and the Founder's Award for University Service. All will be honored at the Homecoming football game at 2 p.m. ET on Oct. 19.


U.S. Rep. Harold "Hal" Rogers (KY-05) and Gov. Matt Bevin today announced $7.23 million in grant funding for four projects in Martin County to address the community’s failing water system and improve economic development opportunities.

Two grants were awarded to help address the water crisis in Martin County, including:

MSU Athletics

After earning Most Valuable Player honors at the Eagle Challenge, the awards continue to roll in for Morehead State volleyball's Olivia Lohmeier as she's garnered Ohio Valley Conference Offensive Player of the Week honors by unanimous selection.

The selection marks the fifth OVC Offensive Player of the Week and eighth overall OVC weekly award for the Cincinnati, Ohio native. The junior outside hitter led the Eagles with 44 kills across three sweeps last weekend while putting together a .305 hitting percentage from the outside.


September 9, 2019 -- James Hilton was an English novelist best remembered for several best-sellers, including Lost Horizon and Goodbye, Mr. Chips. He also wrote Hollywood screenplays.

Seniors get "wicket" at croquet tournament

Sep 9, 2019
Randi Morgan Vanover, The TrailBlazer

The senior games in Morehead got a little "wicket" Thursday.

Kent Freeland, a croquet player and former Morehead State University professor, said when he was a kid he would play in his backyard and didn’t play again for almost 50 years.

After he heard of the opportunity to meet new people and compete in his hometown, he was very excited.

“This is the first tournament we’ve had in a long time, but it’s big in other parts of the nation,” said Dean Rowland, who helps guide the tournaments.

Dress code at the recreation center

Sep 9, 2019
Alyssa Allen, The TrailBlazer

Posters around Morehead State University’s Recreation and Wellness Center have raised questions about the center’s dress code policy.

Multiple dress code violations within a short amount of time caught the attention of assistant director, Jason Hilton and fitness coordinator, Bill Campbell. To combat the problem, they had their marketing intern find a graphic that encapsulated the center’s dress code.

“The dress code is not new,” said Campbell. “Essentially, the policy has been around since the rec center opened.” 

Concert raises awareness and money for children

Sep 9, 2019
Marie Roberts, The TrailBlazer

Children in Kentucky who need care were brought a little relief Saturday with a little music from a nationally touring musician.

Sunrise Children’s Services, an organization that cares for abused and neglected children, is celebrating 150 years of activity this year. The program arranges foster care for tens of thousands of commonwealth’s children, from foster care to residential facilities and independent living programs.

Old Time Radio Downloads

  • The Big Story (Final Curtain)
  • Green Valley Line (Pop’s New Assistant)
  • Baby Snooks (Insurance Exam)  


September 6, 2019 -- Martha Skelton Jefferson was the wife of Thomas Jefferson. It was her second marriage. She served as First Lady of Virginia during Thomas' term as Governor from 1779 to 1781. She died in 1782, 19 years before he was elected President, and 43 years before his passing. The couple had six children.

Tyler Childers

Sep 5, 2019

Muddy Bottom Blues

Program #188 (August 6 at 8:00 p.m. and August 7 at 3:00 p.m.)

Hailing from the Appalachian Mountains in Kentucky, Tyler Childers is part of a wave of 2010s Americana artists who prize authenticity both in their songs and sound.

Sonically, Childers borrows heavily from the weathered, ornery, progressive country records of the '70s, a comparison brought into sharp relief on his second album, 2017's Purgatory, which was produced by the acclaimed Americana rocker Sturgill Simpson.


September 5, 2019 -- Frank Garvin Yerby was an American writer, best known for his 1946 historical novel The Foxes of Harrow.

MSU Athletics

Nearly 50 years after he competed, Dave Neely is still among rare company in the history of the Morehead State track and field program.

An accomplished high jumper, Neely is now one of the newest members of the Morehead State Athletic Hall of Fame and the first-ever field-only athlete be inducted.

Blues Music Magazine

Cash Box Kings – Hail To The Kings! (Alligator)

Christone “Kingfish” Ingram – Kingfish (Alligator)

Keb’ Mo’ – Oklahoma (Concord)

Billy Branch & The Sons Of Blues – Roots And Branches (Alligator)

Reese Wynans – Sweet Release (J & R Adventures)

Forty Fours – Twist The Knife (Rip Cat)

Mavis Staples – We Get By (Anti)

Grady Champion – Steppin’ In (Malaco)


Attorneys for 21st Circuit Judge Beth Maze are in court today, this time in Franklin County.

Maze is currently on paid leave after being charged with official misconduct by the state Judicial Conduct Committee.  She also faces felony forgery charges in Bath County stemming from the arrest of her ex-husband on drug charges in 2017.

Health Matters Radio Show

Scientists believe our universe has been expanding since the Big Bang. The Hubble constant is a number expressing the speed of expansion of the universe. There are several methods of measuring the Hubble constant, and each one leads to a substantially different value. Scientists don’t blame each other when the numbers don’t add up, they simply agree that they need to understand the universe better. We need to understand each other better, which is why we talk about vertigo, lying about your age, CBD oil, and whether old people smell or not.

Morehead State University

Morehead State’s Star Theater, located in the Space Science Center, will open for the season on Saturday, Sept. 7. 

The theater will offer more programming this year with weekly shows on Saturdays. Family shows, which are geared toward children ages 4 to 10, are at 11 a.m. Feature shows, geared toward middle and high school students, will be at 1 p.m. Laser shows will be at 4 p.m. All shows are appropriate for all ages. 

Shows playing this month include:  

MSU Athletics

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.

MSU Athletics

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.

MSU Athletics

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.