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In its final midweek match of the season, Morehead State volleyball continued its winning ways against its in-state rival, downing Eastern Kentucky in straight sets Wednesday night. The Eagles (21-7, 12-3 OVC) defeated the Colonels (9-20, 4-11) by scores of 25-9, 26-24, and 25-23.

The victory gives Morehead State its 21st overall victory and 12th Ohio Valley Conference victory, equaling last season's overall win total while exceeding last year's 11 OVC wins.


November 14, 2019 -- Joseph McCarthy dominated the U.S. political climate in the early 1950s through his sensational but unproven charges of communist subversion in high government circles. In 1954, in a rare move, his Senate colleagues officially censured him for unbecoming conduct.

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Morehead State University will host guest speaker Dr. Allison Krile Thornton, assistant philosophy professor at the University of South Alabama, when she presents “Animalism About Human Beings” from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20, in Room 002 of Breckinridge Hall.

The event is free and open to the public.


The American Lung Association has released the annual “State of Lung Cancer” Report, which reveals that Kentucky has the highest lung cancer incidence rates in the nation, as well as some of the lowest survival rates. However, the state ranks well for lung cancer screening rates.

The annual “State of Lung Cancer” report examines the toll of lung cancer throughout the nation, and outlines steps every state can take to better protect its residents from lung cancer.

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100 years ago, at 11 AM on November 11, 1919, British leaders observed a two-minute period of silence to honor those soldiers who had died in World War I. That celebration spread around the world, triggering the predecessor of our Veterans Day. Many things have changed in the era of modern warfare, but unfortunately the loss of human life to achieve political ends remains. We salute our war heroes from all wars with this offering regarding handwashing, taking your blood pressure medicines at nighttime, and reconstructing a person’s face from their MRI scan.


November 13, 2019 -- Edward III was King of England and Lord of Ireland from January 1327 until his death; he is noted for his military success and for restoring royal authority after the disastrous and unorthodox reign of his father, Edward II. 

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The U.S. House of Representatives is holding open hearings in its impeachment inquiry into President Trump. All hearings will be streamed through this video player as they are live.


Precision Pulley & Idler (PPI), a supplier of idlers, pulleys, bearings and other products for the major bulk and material handling components industries, has cut the ribbon on its $10.75 million production facility in Maysville, which is expected to create over 100 full-time jobs over the next decade.

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Former Morehead State men's basketball center Kenneth Faried has agreed to terms with the Zhenjiang Guangsha Lions hoops club in China.


November 12, 2019 -- French sculptor Auguste Rodin is known for creating several iconic works, including "The Age of Bronze," "The Thinker," "The Kiss" and "The Burghers of Calais."

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet

With snow and ice season kicking off Nov. 1, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet's (KYTC) nearly 2,000 snowfighters have stocked salt supplies, trained crews and 1,400 plow trucks ready to respond as needed to the state's first snow event of the season expected to hit portions of the state tonight.

Statewide, slick road conditions and low visibility are possible Monday night into Tuesday morning's commute.

KY Veteran Helping Other Vets Receives AARP Service Honor

Nov 11, 2019
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Every Wednesday, Vietnam War veteran Carlen Pippin can be found handing out food to fellow veterans in need.

The 80-year-old retired veterinarian, a Shelby County resident, has received AARP's Andrus Award for Community Service, the seniors advocacy group’s highest honor for volunteers over 50.

Five years ago, Pippin started a local Veterans Rural Outreach group to help Kentucky military veterans in need, after several told him they were sleeping in their cars or on the street.

Morehead State University

Student organizations like Morehead State University’s Student Government Association (SGA) allow students to have a real impact on the future of the University. Now, MSU is playing a role in helping the region’s high school students make an impact on their own high schools and beyond.

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For the fourth time this season and eighth time in her career, junior outside hitter Olivia Lohmeier has been unanimously bestowed Offensive Player of the Week honors by the Ohio Valley Conference. The unanimous selection marks her second such selection of the season.

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Eagle Scholar students from Wolfe County High School visited Morehead State University's campus, Friday, Nov. 8. They had a tour of campus and met with MSU admissions staff and students.

Approximately 60 high schools and area technology centers offered MSU Eagle Scholars classes last fall with nearly 3,000 high school students participating in the program. 


Science is not a collection of facts & formulae you memorize. It is a human endeavor driven by our innate curiosity to understand why the world is the way it is and not some other way. One of science's greatest ambassadors, and one of my scientific heroes, was Dr. Carl Sagan born on November 9, 1934. #OurIslandUniverse

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The National Weather Service in Jackson (KY) has issues a Winter Weather Advisory from 11:00 p.m. Monday, November 11 to 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, November 12.

This hazardous weather outlook is for portions of eastern Kentucky.

The first snowfall of the season is expected tonight into Tuesday morning, as the coldest air so far this fall surges into eastern Kentucky. Most places are expected to receive around an inch or so of accumulation, though some of the ridges, particularly above 2000 feet, could receive between 2 and 3 inches.

MSU Athletics

With Morehead State volleyball's win over Tennessee Tech Saturday, head coach Jaime Gordon has surpassed former Morehead State baseball head coach Steve Hamilton to become the winningest head coach in Morehead State University's history.

The win is the 306th of Gordon's illustrious 17-year career leading the Eagles volleyball program, which began in 2003. Under his leadership, Morehead State has claimed seven Ohio Valley Conference Regular Season and two OVC Tournament titles.

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To honor current and former members of the U.S. military, Morehead State will hold several events on Veterans Day, Monday, Nov. 11. 

The events are held in cooperation with Rowan County Schools and the Rowan County Veterans Foundation.

Activities will begin with a wreath-laying ceremony at 11 a.m. at Freedom Park on Main Street in Morehead, in front of the Rowan County Arts Center.

Veterans will be treated to lunch at 11:30 a.m. in Ballroom A/B of the Adron Doran University Center (ADUC).

The Community Advisory Board for Morehead State Public Radio (WMKY) will conduct its quarterly meeting on Wednesday, November 13, at 6:00 p.m.

The meeting will be held in MSPR’s studios, 132 Breckinridge Hall on the campus of Morehead State University. Meetings of the Community Advisory Board are open to the public.

Morehead State Public Radio broadcasts from the MSU campus on WMKY at 90.3 FM and online at: http://www.wmky.org

WMKY serves more than twenty counties throughout eastern Kentucky, Ohio and West Virginia.

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Sunday Night Jazz Showcase

Program #269 (November 10 at 8:00 p.m.)

In the 1950s and '60s, few American jazz artists were as influential, and fewer still were as popular, as Dave Brubeck.

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Muddy Bottom Blues

Program #190 (November 8 at 8:00pm and November 9 at 3:00pm)

Based on a mutual love of bluegrass, country, blues, western swing, and other string band music of all kinds, the partnership of dobro player Rob Ickes (who also plays superlative lap steel guitar in the duo on occasion) and acoustic/electric guitarist Trey Hensley continues to delight and astound audiences of traditional American music around the globe. 

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The Morehead State men's basketball team used an 18-2 first-half run and a 20-2 scoring spurt in the final half to distance itself and defeat visiting Spalding (Ky.) 92-44 Thursday at Johnson Arena.

Morehead State improved to 2-0, starting the season with two straight wins for the first time since 2016-17.

Five players scored in double figures for the host Eagles, led by sophomore guard Malik Riddle's 15. Junior guard Justin Thomas stuffed the stat sheet with 12 points, eight assists, six steals and six rebounds, and the Eagles canned 11 of 17 three-pointers.


November 8, 2019 -- English astronomer and mathematician who was the first to calculate the orbit of a comet later named after him. He is also noted for his role in the publication of Isaac Newton’s Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica.


November 7, 2019 -- Leon Trotsky's revolutionary activity as a young man spurred his first of several ordered exiles to Siberia. He waged Russia's 1917 revolution alongside Vladimir Lenin. As commissar of war in the new Soviet government, he helped defeat forces opposed to Bolshevik control. As the Soviet government developed, he engaged in a power struggle against Joseph Stalin, which he lost, leading to his exile again and, eventually, his murder.


The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has awarded a $250,000 project to repair damaged cables found this summer on the Simon Kenton Memorial Bridge (US 62) at Maysville.

The project includes installation of temporary support rods and brackets at 19 locations adjacent to damaged suspender cables – the vertical cables extending from the main suspension cable that support the bridge’s driving surface – as a short-term safety measure and to hopefully return the bridge to a more normal weight limit while longer-term repairs are considered.


November 6, 2019 -- Thomas Kyd was an English playwright, the author of The Spanish Tragedy, and one of the most important figures in the development of Elizabethan drama.

Big Sandy Community & Technical College

The Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS) is proud to announce the Aspen Institute has ranked three KCTCS colleges among the top 150 in the country. Those selected are:

•Big Sandy Community and Technical College

•Southcentral Kentucky Community and Technical College

•West Kentucky Community and Technical College

“To achieve this recognition is no small feat,” KCTCS President Jay K. Box, said. “All of us at KCTCS are extremely proud of these colleges and celebrate this great news with them.”

MSU Athletics

Morehead State men's basketball picked up a gut-check victory in the first game out in the 2019-20 season as the Eagles outlasted visiting Samford 90-86 in double overtime at Johnson Arena Tuesday.

The Eagles, who have now won four of the last five season openers, played the Bulldogs (former OVC foes) to an overtime battle for the second straight season.

Senior guard Jordan Walker scored a game-high 25 points, including two free throws with 0.5 seconds left to send the game to overtime.

The Eagles now host Spalding (Ky.) on Thursday at 6 p.m. ET.

Beshear wins Rowan

Nov 5, 2019
Julianna Leach / The Trail Blazer

Morehead saw a higher than anticipated voter turnout with 46.6% showing up at the polls for the gubernatorial election on Tuesday. 

In the Governor’s race, Attorney General Andy Beshear beat Incumbent Governor Matt Bevin in Rowan County, 4,045  votes to 2,744. Libertarian John Hick received 130 votes.

In the Attorney General’s race, Democrat Greg Stumbo had 3,522 over Republican newcomer Daniel Cameron with 3,329 votes.