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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.

“Be nice to your children. After all, they are going to choose your nursing home.”-- Comedian Steven Wright.  

This show explores some of the problems we have with managing Alzheimer disease. The condition appears to be significantly worse in the winter, the over-the-counter treatments are foisted on desperate families, and the prescription Alzheimer drugs have been poorly studied, and probably don’t work. Protect your brain with regular exercise and mental activity, and listen to this show.

Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Resources

Brown trout were stocked last spring for the first time in Cannon Creek Lake and Fagan Branch Lake. Now the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources has added Greenbo Lake to its brown trout stocking program.

Greenbo Lake, a 176-acre lake in Greenup County, received its first ever stocking of brown trout in February. Kentucky Fish and Wildlife stocked 2,000 brown trout in the lake.

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The Morehead State women's basketball team will play Ohio State in the first round of the 2019 Women's National Invitation Tournament the tournament committee announced Monday evening.

The Eagles will travel to Columbus, Ohio to face the Buckeyes at Value City Arena on Wednesday. Tipoff time and ticket information will be announced Tuesday.

Morehead State Public Radio’s 2019 Spring Fundraiser and Membership Drive will be held Saturday, March 30 through Friday, April 5.

“This is our annual spring fundraiser and membership drive when we directly seek financial support from our listeners,” said Paul Hitchcock, MSPR general manager. “We’ll be asking WMKY listeners to step-forward with a financial gift to support our programming and student work-studies.”

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Morehead State Director of Athletics Brian Hutchinson has accepted the position of Director of Athletics at Lincoln Memorial University.

Hutchinson, who has served as Morehead State's Director of Athletics since 2004, will begin his new role in April.

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Junior Aaron Wier claimed victory in the 5,000-meter race, the men's 4x800 relay team won its race and senior Mya Faris represented the women's squad with a second place showing in the 5K at the Charlotte 49er Classic this weekend.

It was the first outdoor meet of the year for both teams.

Wier ran the 5K invitational race in 14:22, winning by just more than nine seconds. The relay team of sophomores Darby Pillow, Cody Chism and Mikah Bailey, plus freshman Cole Clever ran to victory in their race with a time of 7:58.54. It was just two seconds off the school-record time.

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After a stellar offensive week, Morehead State senior center-fielder Connor Pauly has been tabbed the Ohio Valley Conference Player of the Week.

It is the second weekly award in his career after earning the same honor last year on April 9.

Pauly registered multi-hit games in all five contests last week as the Eagles went 4-1, including a win over Big 12 foe West Virginia and a series sweep against OVC rival Eastern Kentucky.

His prolific production included a .478 batting average (11-for-23), four home runs, 13 RBI, two doubles and 1.087 slugging percentage.


The Rowan County softball team is preparing to open the 2019 season. WMKY's Leeann Akers has the story...

Rowan County's baseball team is preparing for the 2019 season. WMKY's Leeann Akers has the story...

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After spotting Eastern Kentucky a run in the first inning, Morehead State's baseball team erupted for 13 runs over the next three frames and rolled to a 15-4 victory over the Colonels Sunday at Allen Field to secure a series sweep.

MSU (14-5/4-2 OVC) has now swept the Colonels two straight times when the regular season series is held in Morehead. EKU slipped to 11-8 and 0-3 in the OVC.

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The Morehead State softball team concluded its two-day tournament event with a split decision, picking up a win over St. Bonaventure while dropping a game to Bowling Green, on Sunday afternoon at University Field.

The Eagles played in their first extra-inning game of the season as they defeated the Bonnie 10-7 in the days first game before falling to Bowling Green in game two, 9-2, to finish the two-day Morehead State Classic.


Lone Star Flight Museum

  • Melody Ranch with Gene Autry (Buck and Kate)
  • Columbia Workshop (The Wonderful Day)  


March 15, 2019 -- William Lamb, 2nd Viscount Melbourne, was a British Whig statesman who served as Home Secretary and Prime Minister. He is best known for being prime minister in Queen Victoria's early years and her coaching in the ways of politics.

Michael Pedicin, Jr.

Mar 14, 2019
Broadcast Pioneers of Philadelphia

Sunday Night Jazz Showcase

Program #242 (March 17 at 8:00 p.m.)

Born on July 29, 1947 in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, Michael Pedicin (Jr.) came up on the Philadelphia jazz scene in the early 1960s.

Charley Pride

Mar 14, 2019
Charley Pride

Muddy Bottom Blues

Program #163 (March 15 at 8:00 p.m. and March 16 at 3:00 p.m.)

With a warm, strong baritone voice and a knack for phrasing that gave his performances a down-home sincerity and believability, Charley Pride was one of country music's biggest success stories in the late '60s through the mid-'80s.

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It was a monumental year for the Morehead State Rifle program, securing numerous school records and the program's highest-ever national ranking.

The Eagles recently wrapped up the season with senior Brandon Bryer (Smallbore) and junior Alexa Potts (Air Rifle) earning spots in the NCAA Championships. Morehead State finished the year ranked No. 9 in the Collegiate Rifle Coaches Association final poll, the highest spot in program history.


Gov. Matt Bevin today joined Toyota Motor Manufacturing Kentucky Inc. executives and local officials to announce a $238 million investment to add production of two models at the Georgetown plant; the Lexus ES Hybrid and RAV4 Hybrid.

Feature: Rowan County Regional Quilt Show

Mar 14, 2019
Rowan County Regional Quilt Show

A local quilt show begins this week. WMKY's Kennealy Roberts has the story...

Eli Whitney Museum

March 14, 2019 -- A cotton gin is a machine that quickly and easily separates cotton fibers from their seeds, enabling much greater productivity than manual cotton separation. The fibers are then processed into various cotton goods such as linens, while any undamaged cotton is used largely for textiles like clothing.

Left to Right: Jacob Lindberg, Bryan Courtney, Chas Jenkins

Unwarranted Music Opinions: The show in which three music fans with wildly differing tastes force each other to listen to an album of their choosing, then discuss it in-depth. Hosted by Jacob Lindberg, Chas Jenkins and Bryan Courtney.

Albums reviewed in this episode:

  • Whack World by Tierra Whack [0:53 start]
  • Gal Costa by Gal Costa [15:27 start]
  • At War with the Mystics by The Flaming Lips [32:34 start]

Podcast feed link: 

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A bill being introduced to a Senate committee today could make a big difference to the budgets of regional universities in Kentucky.

If passed, House Bill 358 would allow higher education organizations and some other state agencies to leave the state’s pension system in exchange for paying off their share of the retirement debt over 25 years. The agencies would then be required to provide other retirement plans to employees.


During Tuesday’s Greenup Fiscal Court meeting, an official from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s Department of Rural and Municipal Aid announced $539,077 in discretionary funds for vital resurfacing work on Brush Creek Road and on parts of Plum Fork Road.

Resurfacing repairs address existing surface cracks, potholes, rutting, crumbling shoulders and base failures. These funds support Governor Matt Bevin’s commitment to prioritize transportation infrastructure projects and increase economic opportunity across the Commonwealth.

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Senior Connor Pauly went 3-for-4 with a home run, but the Morehead Sate baseball team couldn't contain visiting West Virginia Tuesday afternoon in the first of two mid-week matchups. The Mountaineers bested MSU 9-3.

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The Morehead State softball dropped both games of a doubleheader matchup with Louisville on Tuesday afternoon at Ulmer Field.

The Cardinals pitchers held the Eagles just five hits l in both games as Morehead State dropped the opening game 8-0 in six innings before being defeated in game two 21-1 in five innings.

The Eagles lone run in the second game was scored by Freshman Peyton Rose who singled and then came across on a Cardinals error in the third inning of game two.

Spring Happenings

Travelers using I-64 westbound from the Ashland-Grayson-Morehead areas, be prepared for a detour this afternoon at Owingsville

A serious crash has I-64 West blocked at the 120 mile marker. All traffic is being detoured at Exit 123 or Exit 121 to US 60 West through downtown Owingsville to Mount Sterling. This will be in effect for several more hours, possibly through the evening commute.

Motorists are advised to use caution and expect delays along the detour route, or seek alternate routes to destinations west of Owingsville.


March 13, 2019 -- William Hall Macy Jr. is an American actor. His film career has been built on appearances in small, independent films, though he has also appeared in summer action films. Macy has described himself as "sort of a Middle American, WASPy, Lutheran kind of guy... Everyman".

Recently, executives from large pharmaceutical companies testified in front of a congressional subcommittee on the outrageous price increases for prescription drugs.  The New York Times hoped for a “tobacco moment”, when the execs would be held accountable for the misery they have caused, but instead, they received a “stern talking to”, and virtually nothing was accomplished.  Our Tobacco Moment show memorializes yet another lost chance to improve America’s healthcare.  We also talk about measles, health watches, and liver transplants.

South Bend Tribune

March 12, 2019 -- Clement Studebaker was an American wagon and carriage manufacturer. With his brother Henry, he co-founded the H & C Studebaker Company, precursor of the Studebaker Corporation, which built Pennsylvania-German Conestoga wagons and carriages during his lifetime, and automobiles after his death, in South Bend, Indiana.