Gov. Andy Beshear implored Kentuckians to adhere to new restrictions and guidance that will help stop the rapid spread of COVID-19 in the commonwealth.

The number of Kentuckians diagnosed with COVID-19, hospitalized with the disease, admitted to the ICU and put on a ventilator because of complications from the virus continues to rise week over week. Today’s case report is the highest ever for a Monday.

MSU Athletics

Due to a positive COVID-19 case with the Detroit Mercy men's basketball program, the schedule for the Bluegrass Showcase event at Rupp Arena has been revised.

Morehead State men's basketball is still slated to meet Kentucky at 6 p.m. ET Wednesday. That game will air live on the SEC Network.

The Eagles will now face Richmond at 6 p.m. Friday, instead of the original 9 p.m. tip-off time. The game will air on YouTube live through Richmond.

Fleet Feet

The Kentucky Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet (TAH) is partnering with the Kentucky Main Street Program (KYMS) for a special holiday promotion highlighting small businesses in Main Street communities across the Commonwealth.

Kentucky Main Street works to encourage downtown revitalization and economic development through preserving historic buildings. KYMS features 29 participating local programs that support restaurants, art spaces and retail unique to Kentucky.

St. Claire HealthCare

Over the past few weeks, we’ve experienced a significant increase in positive COVID-19 cases in our area. While it’s true that most people who contract COVID-19 will only experience mild symptoms, that’s not the case for everyone.

As the virus continues to rapidly spread, more and more patients are requiring hospitalization to manage their symptoms. While there are still hospital beds available in the state, the rate of increase is concerning.

Flex Jobs

The Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education has launched a new data-driven assessment of academic programs to help ensure they align with the state’s strategic goals and prepare students for career success in the evolving marketplace.

CPE is partnering with Gray Associates, a nationally-recognized consulting and analytics firm, to conduct the review. Gray’s program evaluation system provides comprehensive market data on student demand and employer needs, helping colleges and universities better gauge economic conditions and improve their program portfolios.

Bill Harley

A Time For Tales

Program #422 (November 29 at 3:00 p.m.)

Although he showed an early love of baseball (and wanted to become second baseman for the Cincinnati Reds), Bill Harley began singing and storytelling in 1975, while still in college.

The son of a children’s writer and a law book editor, Bill is a dedicated author, winning the hearts of thousands of young readers and numerous awards with his picture books and novels.


  • Command Performance U.S.A. (Don Ameche, Bing Crosby, Dinah Shore)
  • Lou Holtz Laugh Club
  • Big Band Remotes (Fletcher Henderson & His Orchestra)  

Kentucky Tourism

Gov. Andy Beshear today announced that contractors have successfully stabilized the flood-damaged Grange City Covered Bridge in Fleming County.

“With the bridge now protectively cradled by steel support beams, this historic structure treasured by the people of Fleming County and the entire Buffalo Trace area is once again safe,” Gov. Beshear said.

In late May, floodwaters inundated the 1860s covered bridge where it spans Fox Creek adjacent to KY 111 just north of Grange City.

Morehead State University

Five programs in Morehead State’s School of Engineering and Computer Science have been accredited or reaccredited by the Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering (ATMAE). 

The Bachelor of Science (BS) in Construction and Civil Engineering Technology, BS in Electronics and Computer Engineering Technology, BS in Mechanical and Manufacturing Technology, BS in Technology Management, and the Master of Science in Engineering and Technology Management have been accredited/reaccredited through November 2026.  

Morehead State University

Trent DeMoss (90) was promoted to the rank of rear admiral lower half earlier this year, and subsequently assumed command of Commander, Fleet Readiness Centers (COMFRC), under Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR), in Patuxent River, Maryland.  

Morehead State University

This year, the International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) honored one current student and two alumni from Morehead State University’s Kentucky Center for Traditional Music. 

The IBMA awarded its Rick Lang Music Songwriter Scholarship to Heather Alley, a senior traditional music major and health minor from Miamisburg, Ohio. For the IBMA’s 2020 Industry and Momentum Awards, they nominated Leanna Price (17) and Lauren Price Napier (17), otherwise known as bluegrass duo The Price Sisters, for Vocalist of the Year and Instrumentalist of the Year, respectively. 

Genuine Kentucky

Through the “USA Military Discount” program, Kentucky State Parks will offer current and former members of the armed forces lodging discounts effective Nov. 1, 2020.

Those on active military duty, retired members of the military, veterans, members of the National Guard and reservists are eligible for a state park discount from Nov. 1, 2020, to March 31, 2021. Discount rates are available at Kentucky State Resort Parks and the cottages at John James Audubon State Park.

Tony Rice

Nov 20, 2020
Popular Bio

Sunday Night Jazz Showcase

Program #306 (November 22 at 8:00 p.m.)

Tony Rice was born in Danville, Virginia, on June 8, 1951. In his infancy, the family headed west to Los Angeles where Tony’s earliest musical memory is the guitar playing of his uncle, Hal Poindexter, who played in the Golden State Boys. The band, headed by Tony’s guitar and mandolin-playing father Herbert Rice, also included uncles Walter Poindexter on banjo and Leon Poindexter on bass.

Shoebox Letters

Nov 20, 2020
Shoebox Letters

Muddy Bottom Blues

Program #226 (November 20 at 8:00 p.m. and November 21 at 3:00 p.m.)

Shoebox Letters began in 2009 in Portland, Oregon and across the river in Vancouver, Washington.

Singer, songwriter, and guitarist Dennis Winslow was a staff writer for Nashville's Warner Chappell for two years in the ealry 1990s. From there, he migrated to writing music for television and movies. He placed a song in the Oscar nominated Paranorman and two songs in the Palm D'or winning movie Blue is the Warmest Color. His music continues to be used on many television shows.

Kentucky’s Office for Children with Special Health Care Needs

Kentucky’s Office for Children with Special Health Care Needs (OCSHCN) has received two national grants to bolster telehealth services. One grant for $100,000 comes from the Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs (AMCHP), while the other is a minigrant for $7,500 from Family Voices.

St. Claire HealthCare

St. Claire HealthCare’s drive-thru COVID-19 testing site will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 26, in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.

The site’s regular hours of Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 7 AM to 2 PM and Wednesday from Noon – 7 PM will resume on Friday, Nov. 27.

The medical staff at St. Claire HealthCare are urging everyone to use extra caution during their holiday celebrations.

Team Kentucky

Following a record 33 deaths announced Tuesday, Gov. Andy Beshear is issuing new restrictions that will help stop the rampant spread of COVID-19 and save Kentuckians’ lives while keeping the economy open.

With more than 250,000 American lives, including those of more than 1,700 Kentuckians, lost to the virus, Gov. Beshear is joining state executives from across the country in implementing new restrictions.

Deccan herald

Gov. Andy Beshear said Kentucky set a new single-day record Thursday with 3,649 COVID-19 cases.

Today, Gov. Beshear also reported 112 red zone counties, the state’s highest positivity rate since May and 30 new deaths as he emphasized the need for new restrictions. Kentucky has experienced a 400% increase in positive cases over the past nine weeks.

Downtown Morehead Inc.

Downtown Morehead Incorporated is continuing to promote local businesses amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

The organization is currently in the midst of the 2020 Shop Small Morehead Holiday Raffle.  Along with some donations, DMI purchased gift certificates from several Morehead businesses, which will be raffled off as prizes starting next month. 


November 19, 2020 -- A Way with Words

  • fair game
  • white elephant
  • barking up the wrong tree

Kentucky Dept. of Fish and Wildlife Resources

A Boone County man is facing multiple wildlife-related and other charges following an investigation by Kentucky conservation officers into the killing of a trophy deer in northern Kenton County.

Robert J. Koch, 58, of Union, Kentucky is charged with hunting on private property without permission, illegally killing the deer and improperly reporting the harvest.

Conservation officers with the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources began investigating Thursday, Nov. 5 after receiving a photo of the deceased deer that had been circulating.

Moth Stories

Nov 18, 2020
The Moth

Program #421 (November 22 at 3:00 p.m.)

"Moth Stories"

Program Performers:

Brigette Davis
Hannah Drake
Christopher Scott
Paul Simon

Morehead State University

Susan Hawkins, instructor of art education in Morehead State’s Department of Art and Design, was recently named the Higher Education Art Educator of the Year by the Kentucky Art Education Association (KyAEA). 

Hawkins teaches art and design students at MSU and is involved in numerous community outreach projects, including art programs at local schools, nursing homes and art therapy programs through organizations like Pathways, Inc.

Governor’s School for Entrepreneurs

The Governor’s School for Entrepreneurs (GSE), a residential summer program where Kentucky teens focus on product innovation and business model design, has opened applications for its summer 2021 program.

The 2021 GSE session will take place June 6 through June 26, 2021, at Northern Kentucky University.

Students currently in 9th, 10th and 11th grade can apply at http://www.KentuckyGSE.com

Gainesville Sun

Gov. Andy Beshear has announced that Kentucky colleges and universities will avoid state budget cuts this fiscal year while also receiving $20 million in federal relief to help cover costs related to COVID-19.

The allocation is part of $1.6 billion in federal funding that Kentucky received this year through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, known as CARES. State budget officials are seeking to divide the funds as proportionally as possible based on each institution’s share of state funding.

Crain's Chicago Business

Gov. Andy Beshear has joined a bipartisan group of governors in the region to encourage everyone to take safety precautions as we head into the holiday season to slow the alarming escalation of COVID-19.

Gov. Beshear – along with Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker, Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb, Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz, Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine and Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers – appear in a social media video to encourage everyone across the region to take the COVID-19 threat seriously and remain safe.


November 18, 2020 -- William Tell is a folk hero of Switzerland. According to the legend, Tell was an expert marksman with the crossbow who assassinated Albrecht Gessler, a tyrannical reeve of the Austrian dukes of the House of Habsburg positioned in Altdorf, in the canton of Uri.


November 17, 2020 -- Gordon Meredith Lightfoot Jr. is a Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist who achieved international success in folk, folk-rock, and country music. He is credited with helping to define the folk-pop sound of the 1960s and 1970s.

Rowan County Public Library

The Rowan County Public Library will be closed on November 26 and 27 for Thanksgiving.

Between the dates of November 16 through 21, the library will be only offering drive-thru services for checking out materials, faxes, and copies.

The building will be temporarily closed to the public. Access to computers, genealogy, and notaries will be available by appointment only.

Call the Library at (606) 784-7137 for a 1-hour session to use these services.


November 16, 2020 --  Fifth Avenue is a major thoroughfare in the borough of Manhattan in New York City. It stretches north from Washington Square Park in Greenwich Village to West 143rd Street in Harlem. It is considered one of the most expensive and elegant streets in the world.