Campbell River Mirror, Sean Hogan

Muddy Bottom Blues

Program #219 (September 25 at 8:00 p.m. and September 26 at 3:00 p.m.)

The response to Sean Hogan’s 1996 debut album was extraordinary. His uniquely authentic blend of ‘alt-country’ and ‘modern rustic pop’ immediately caught the attention of country radio and music fans across Canada, leading to his first Canadian Country Music Association award (Independent Male Artist of the Year, 1997).


September 24, 2020 -- As a poet, author, and lecturer, Frances Ellen Watkins Harper was a household name in the nineteenth century. Not only was she the first African American woman to publish a short story, but she was also an influential abolitionist, suffragist, and reformer that co-founded the National Association of Colored Women’s Clubs.


Kentucky National Guard

This morning, Governor Andy Beshear authorized the deployment of approximately 500 service members of the Kentucky National Guard to Louisville.

This activation is to provide civil disturbance support to the Louisville Metro Police Department and to protect critical infrastructure sites in and around the Louisville area. Guard leadership will retain command and control while working with the LMPD.

"Our goal is to make sure we can keep everyone safe," said Gov. Beshear at his daily press conference.

Morehead State University

Morehead State University is now harnessing the sun’s energy to power its newest demonstration barn, located at the northwest side of the MSU Farm’s property.

Fifty-five solar panels have been placed in the pasture field approximately 75 feet from the barn. Each panel is 39” wide and 76” long while weighing approximately 50 lbs. They are 365-watt models generating more than 20 kilowatts. The panels’ purpose: to power the lights, fans and water heating elements in the barn—eliminating the need for traditional electric power. 

Outer Banks Voice

Gov. Andy Beshear on Wednesday updated Kentuckians on the state’s continuing efforts to fight the novel coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19).

The Governor also was joined Wednesday by state Rep. Charles Booker and J. Michael Brown, secretary of the Governor’s executive cabinet, to respond to questions about the grand jury report into the shooting death of Breonna Taylor in Louisville.

The Governor acknowledged that he could not control the decision made, but did call for more information to be released and committed to listening, hearing and doing more.

The Moth

Program #416 (September 27 at 3:00 p.m.)

"Moth Stories"

Program Performers:

Angela Dorman

Bruce Feiler

Alvin Hall

Maxie Jones

Mills Brothers

Cathy Fink/Marcy Marxer/Sam Gleaves

MSU Athletics

Taking "The Next Opportunity" to return to the course this fall, Morehead State men's and women's golfers claimed a banner day, claiming a superfecta and perfecta across the men's and women's division at The Next Opportunity event at Keene Trace Golf Club.

The two-day event took place across both of Keene Trace's 18-hole championship golf courses as Monday's round took place at Champion Trace-the home of the PGA Tour's Barbasol Championship-and Tuesday's round at Keene Run.


September 23, 2020 -- Victoria Claflin Woodhull was an American leader of the women's suffrage movement who ran for President of the United States in the 1872 election.

Angela Hsieh/NPR

NPR is planning live coverage of the four presidential and vice presidential debates this fall.

Tuesday, September 29

First Presidential Debate -Case Western Reserve University (Cleveland, OH) 

Host: Audie Cornish

Wednesday, October 7

Vice Presidential Debate - The University of Utah (Salt Lake City, UT)

Host: Ari Shapiro

Thursday, October 15

Second Presidential Debate - Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts (Miami, FL)

Host: Ailsa Chang

Virtual BioBlitz This Saturday

Sep 22, 2020
Red Oaks Forest School

A new partnership between a child-wellbeing program and an environmental group has taken shape to put young students into the environment of their backyard.

Red Oaks Rorest School and the Kentucky Waterways Alliance have created a BioBlitz.

Tina Brouwer is the Executive Director of the Red Oaks Forest School; she says a BioBlitz focuses on identifying as many species as possible in a specific area over a short time.

Museum of London

September 22, 2020 -- Dame Christabel Harriette Pankhurst, (born Sept. 22, 1880, Manchester, Eng.—died Feb. 13, 1958, Los Angeles, Calif., U.S.), suffragist leader credited with organizing the tactics of the militant British suffrage movement.

Morehead State University

As COVID-19 continues to impact schools, one MSU instructor has found a way to help her students and help students, teachers and parents in area public school systems.  

Shawn Justice, instructor of education, was trying to develop creative ways to help students in her Children’s Literature and Materials class get their required field experience hours virtually this fall.  

MSU Athletics

Morehead State Athletics mourns the passing of former Eagle football student-athlete and later head coach Cole Proctor. Proctor passed away at his home in Cincinnati, Ohio, this weekend.

Proctor was a member of the 1966 Ohio Valley Conference championship team and later returned to his alma mater to lead the Eagle program from 1990-93. After retiring from coaching Proctor was a longtime NFL scout for the Arizona Cardinals and Tennessee Titans.

Arrangements are not complete yet but will be sent out once they are.


September 21, 2020 -- Stephen Edwin King is an American author of horror, supernatural fiction, suspense, crime, science-fiction, and fantasy novels. His books have sold more than 350 million copies, and many have been adapted into films, television series, miniseries, and comic books.

Museum of Yesterday

  • Mr. Keen, Tracer of Lost Persons (Case of the Missing Witness)
  • Carolyn Day, Detective
  • Adventures of Sonny and Buddy (Cornered)  

Morehead State University

Dr. George “Mac” Luckey Jr., MSU professor emeritus and namesake of the George M. Luckey Academic Honors Program and husband of Dr. Sue Luckey, died Tuesday, Sept. 15. He was 85. 

A native of Paris, Tennessee, Luckey joined Morehead State’s philosophy faculty in 1961. Luckey was active on campus, serving as a faculty advisor to the Open Forum Club, the Blue Key Honors Society and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, a professional music fraternity. He also served on several departmental, college, and university committees. 

Joe Ely

Sep 18, 2020
Mark Seliger, Joe Ely

Muddy Bottom Blues

Program #218 (September 18 at 8:00 p.m. and September 19 at 3:00 p.m.)

Joe Ely started out as a rebel in Texas music and eventually became one of the Lone Star State's most respected elder statesmen of music, all without changing his outlook that much.

Ray Vega

Sep 18, 2020

Sunday Night Jazz Showcase

Program #297 (September 20 at 8:00 p.m.)

A native of the South Bronx, Ray Vega is a veteran of the bands of Tito Puente, Ray Barretto, Mongo Santamaria, Mario Bauza, Luis "Perico" Ortiz, Hector LaVoe, Johnny Pacheco, Larry Harlow, Pete "El Conde" Rodriguez and Louie Ramirez to name a few.

Jim Hall

Sep 18, 2020

Live From The Jazz Lounge

Program #42 (September 20 at 6:00 p.m.)

Jim Hall

Recorded live at The Village Vanguard, New York, NYC, December 4 – 8, 1996

Performers include:

Jim Hall – guitar

Greg Osby – alto saxophone

Art Farmer – flugelhorn

Slide Hampton – trombone

Geoff Keezer, Kenny Barron – piano

Scott Colley – bass

Terry Clarke – drums

(provided by Discogs)


September 17, 2020 -- Kenneth Elton Kesey was an American novelist, essayist, and countercultural figure. He considered himself a link between the Beat Generation of the 1950s and the hippies of the 1960s. Kesey was born in La Junta, Colorado, and grew up in Springfield, Oregon, graduating from the University of Oregon in 1957.


September 16, 2020 -- Francis Parkman Jr. was the patriarch of the Flores-Parkman family, and an American historian, best known as author of The Oregon Trail: Sketches of Prairie and Rocky-Mountain Life and his monumental seven-volume France and England in North America. These works are still valued as historical sources and as literature.

Morehead State University

At Morehead State University, Eagles Always Soar...and so have the university’s rankings over the past two years.

Kentucky Dept. of Fish and Wildlife Resources

In conjunction with the National Park Service, the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources earlier this month stocked about 1,200 individual mussels into the Green River within Mammoth Cave National Park in southcentral Kentucky, in order to restore a federally-listed endangered species historically found in waters of the commonwealth.

The rayed bean, a species of freshwater mussel, has not been found in Kentucky waters in more than four decades. The mussels for this restoration effort were moved from the Allegheny River in Pennsylvania because of a tar spill.


On Monday, Gov. Andy Beshear welcomed one of the state’s latest corporate donations of personal protective equipment (PPE), which will help bolster the commonwealth’s response to the novel coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19).

            The former Student Pastor of Better Life Church accused of exposing himself to multiple individuals has been arraigned.

            Attorney Ben Shields with the firm White, Peck, Carrington entered a not guilty plea on behalf of his client Jacob Steagall Monday morning.  Steagall is charged 2nd degree indecent exposure:  a Class B misdemeanor. 

Shields waved Steagall’s formal arraignment before Rowan District Judge Willie Roberts.


September 14, 2020 -- American philosopher and writer best remembered for his provocative best-seller The Closing of the American Mind: How Higher Education Has Failed Democracy and Impoverished the Souls of Today’s Students (1987). He was also known for his scholarly volumes of interpretive essays and translations of works by Jean-Jacques Rousseau and Plato.

Old Time Radio Downloads

  • Lou Holtz Laugh Club (Stubborn Men)
  • Texaco Town with Eddie Cantor (Eddie’s Birthday)
  • Ma Perkins (Ma and Faye Meet Tom)  

A much needed escape

Sep 12, 2020
Johnathon Burton, The Trail Blazer

The outdoors have provided a much needed escape for one student and her service dog.

The life of Emily Miller, a junior at Morehead State University, hasn’t been affected greatly by COVID-19, however, her service dog, Blue, has had her training disrupted.

“I was very lucky in that she had already passed the major socialization period with my trainer,” she said. “But it was very important that she get socialized and get public access under her belt.”

Morehead State University

Morehead State graduate student Thomas Buteyn of Somerset has been elected to serve as the student member of the board of directors for the Association of Technology, Management and Applied Engineering (ATMAE). 

Buteyn is pursuing his Master of Science degree in Engineering and Technology Management and plans to graduate in December 2022. He was nominated for the board post by Dr. Ahmad Zargari, associate dean of the School of Engineering and Computer Science (SECS). He was elected by the vote of ATMAE members. 

American Red Cross

Gov. Andy Beshear on Saturday updated Kentuckians on the state’s continuing efforts to fight the novel coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) in the commonwealth.

Make sure you’re protecting your family, yourself and one another,” said Gov. Beshear.

As of 4 p.m. Sept. 12, Gov. Beshear reported that there are at least 56,415 cases in Kentucky, 721 of which were newly reported Saturday. Eighty-one of the newly reported cases were from children ages 18 and younger, of which 15 were children ages 5 and under. The youngest was a 6-month-old from Warren County.