MSU Athletics

Morehead State graduate student Andrew Foster has been selected this week's Pioneer Football League co-Special Teams Player of the Week.

A Knoxville, Tenn., native, Foster booted seven punts for a 47.9-yard average at No. 19 Austin Peay. He also connected on both his PAT attempts and was successful on a 35-yard field goal.

Foster leads the league and ranks sixth among all FCS level punters with a 47.1 average after three games. He is seeking to become the first punter in program history to average 40+ for the season for four consecutive seasons.

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Tom Harrell

Sep 19, 2021
Downbeat Magazine

Sunday Night Jazz Showcase

Program #336 (September 19 at 8:00pm)

Tom Harrell, (born June 16, 1946, Urbana, Illinois, U.S.), American jazz trumpet player and composer who was recognized for his lyrical improvisations and for his facility in both traditional and experimental styles of jazz.

Harrell spent most of his youth in the San Francisco Bay area, where he began playing in jazz groups when he was 13.

He graduated from Stanford University in 1969 with a major in music composition, and he also studied with alto saxophonist Lee Konitz.

MSU Athletics

While the Eagles didn't win Saturday at No. 19 Austin Peay, Morehead State football did put up nearly 500 total yards and battled until literally the final play in a 59-35 shootout at the Govs' Fortera Stadium.

MSU slipped to 1-2 with its second matchup against a top-20 FCS program this fall, but the Eagles recorded 481 total yards and scored five touchdowns, including a long passing score on the last play of the game.

MSU Athletics

Morehead State volleyball battled but could not overcome the strengths of No. 4 Pitt Saturday as the Eagles fell 3-0 to the Panthers in the finale of the Comfort Inn-Vitational at Johnson Arena.

MSU slipped to 4-7, while Pitt stayed perfect at 10-0.

Pitt managed to hit .354 and added eight blocks as they won by scores 25-17, 25-12, 25-16.

Morehead State University

Students and recent graduates of the Craft Academy for Excellence in Science and Mathematics recently presented the findings of research they did in conjunction with the International Space Station (ISS). 

Morehead State University

Morehead State University’s reputation for excellent academic programs and student success has again resulted in a ranking among the top 25 public regional universities in the South by U.S. News & World Report.  

Morehead State University continues to rank among the top regional public universities in the South on a consistent basis. Ranked as high as #17 (2020), this marks the sixth consecutive year MSU has been listed as a Top 25 school including #21 this year.

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Following a career-best day, Morehead State senior quarterback Mark Pappas has earned the Pioneer Football League Offensive Player of the Week nod.

From Avon Lake, Ohio, Pappas threw a career-high five touchdowns in Morehead State's 62-9 victory against Point (Ga.), Saturday. He completed 29-of-45 passes for 286 yards in 41:17 of game time and had a reception on a batted pass that he carried for four yards and a first down to keep alive a scoring drive.

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Morehead State cross-country participated at the Commodore Classic in Nashville, Tenn., Friday morning.

The event was hosted by Vanderbilt University at Percy Warner Park and featured eleven teams. The men competed in an 8000-meter race, while the women ran a 5k.

Sophomore Kyle Embry, who posted a time of 26:33.9, as well as sophomore Michael Dunagan who finished in 27:09.4, led the men's team.

Tanner Boyd

A major tech company that opened a location in Morehead a few years ago held the ribbon cutting for their new facility yesterday. 

Rajant Corporation is the broadband communications technology company known for inventing multiple industry-leading devices such as Kinetic Mesh networking.  State and local officials attended the event, along with leadership with Rajant and Morehead State University.

CEO Bob Schena says the success of the Morehead location has been far and above from what he anticipated.

Way Down Wanderers

Sep 16, 2021
Keith Cotton, Way Down Wanderers

Muddy Bottom Blues

Program #261 (September 17 at 8:00pm and September 18 at 3:00pm)

The Way Down Wanderers are often referred to by fans as one of the hardest-working, hardest-touring bands on the circuit today, the 5-piece Illinois-based act not only proves that classification with their jam-packed tour schedule but also on stage every night, with youthful exuberance and a lively stage show, as reliable as it is infectious.


September 16, 2021 -- John Knowles, (born Sept. 16, 1926, Fairmont, W.Va., U.S.—died Nov. 29, 2001, near Fort Lauderdale, Fla.), American author, who was best known for his first published novel, A Separate Peace (1959; filmed 1972). Most of his works are psychological examinations of characters caught in conflict between the wild and the pragmatic sides of their personalities.


Stories and Music

Sep 15, 2021
Greensboro News and Record

A Time For Tales

Program #440 (September 19 at 3:00pm)

“Stories and Music”

Program performers:

Sheila Kay Adams

Spencer Bohren

Mike Cross

David Holt and Josh Goforth

Moron Brothers

Kim Weitkamp

Don White

WMKY Feature: The 2021 Poppy Mountain Music Festival

Sep 15, 2021

The annual Poppy Mountain Music Festival returns for 2021. WMKY’s Cassidy Stearman has more…


September 15, 2021 -- Tommy Lee Jones is an American actor and film director. He has received four Academy Award nominations, winning Best Supporting Actor for his performance as U.S. Marshal Samuel Gerard in the 1993 thriller film The Fugitive.


A podcast produced by students and faculty at Morehead State's Kentucky Center for Traditional music can now be heard on Morehead State Public Radio.  WMKY's Tanner Boyd reports.


A Morehead police officer is alive after being exposed to an unknown substance, which caused him to overdose Tuesday afternoon.

The officer responded to an injury accident, and was leaving when he realized what was happening and was able to alert another officers on the scene.

MPD Captain Erskin Davis says luckily the officer was trained to know the signs of an overdose. 

  The officer was taken to Saint Claire Healthcare for decontamination and released.

Kentucky Center for Traditional Music

Sounds of Our Heritage: Program #9 (Weekend of September 11, 2021) 

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


An MSU professor recently published an article on Britney Spears. Rachel Turner has the story...

American Red Cross Seeking Volunteers

Sep 14, 2021

With COVID-19 and natural disasters hitting the United States, the American Red Cross in Kentucky is in need of more volunteers.

Volunteers will receive basic skills to become a disaster responder in shltering or health services.  Sheltering requires a 14-day deployment; health servies requires a 10-day deployment minimum.

Volunteer Recruitment Specialist Caleb Berger says the organization has been looking for new volunteers at Morehead State University.

Berger adds having more local volunteers provides more comfort to those needing assistance.


While progress on the City of Morehead’s new Police and 911 Center is becoming more evident, the past month of construction saw some delays brought forth.

Bill Barker with the firm Packs + Walker gave an update on the work during the regular September meeting of Morehead City Council.  Calling the month disastrous, Barker says a significant amount of the jobsite employees were affected by a COVID outbreak, with crews now having to catch-up.


September 14, 2021 -- William McKinley was the 25th President of the United States, serving from March 4, 1897, until his assassination on September 14, 1901, after leading the nation to victory in the Spanish-American War and raising protective tariffs to promote American industry.


Montgomery County Detention Center

Two Rowan County men have been indicted on charges related to the rape of underage girls.

The grand jury handed down indictments on September 3rd for 24-year-old Jonathan Riley and 20-year-old Skyler Hanna.

According to the indictment, Riley is accused of first degree rape of a minor in March, and first degree rape of a minor under the age of 12 in 2019. He is currently being held in the Rowan County Detention Center on unrelated drug charges.  He was arrested on those charges back in April.

WMKY Feature: 2021 MSU Marching Band Preview

Sep 13, 2021
Morehead State University Office of Communications & Marketing

The Morehead State University Marching Band prepares for "A Night at the Grammys" during the 2021 marching season. WMKY's Ethan Jenkins has the story...

Sarah Nickell

Students and staff at Rowan County Schools will continue to wear masks.

The mask mandate put in place by the Kentucky Department of Education was struck down by lawmakers last week, allowing more local control.

Rowan Superintendent John Maxey says the board voted to wear masks before and statewide mandates were put in place.


September 13, 2021 -- General of the Armies John Joseph Pershing GCB, nicknamed "Black Jack", was a senior United States Army officer. He served most famously as the commander of the American Expeditionary Forces on the Western Front during World War I, from 1917 to 1918.



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Morehead State University

Members of Morehead State's AmeriCorps Seniors Retired Senior Volunteers Program (RSVP) have been helping an area charitable organization serve its clients throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Paul Thorn

Sep 9, 2021

Muddy Bottom Blues

Program #260 (September 10 at 8:00pm and September 11 at 3:00pm)

Before establishing himself as a purveyor of muscular American roots music, Tupelo, Mississippi's Paul Thorn lived several other lives.

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President Biden is set to outline a new "six-pronged" strategy to combat rising coronavirus cases across the country. His remarks come as a surge of new COVID-19 cases has led to rising numbers of hospitalizations and deaths in many states.