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Kentucky Transportation Cabinet

Stay home and let the snow fighters handle it.

That’s the advice of the Kentucky Department of Highways as a massive winter storm promises to blanket the northeast region in heavy snow this weekend.

Highway crews in Bath, Boyd, Carter, Elliott, Fleming, Greenup, Lewis, Mason, Nicholas and Rowan counties will report for duty beginning at 8 a.m. Sunday morning with all salt trucks and snow plows ready to roll.

Morehead State University

Morehead State's Space Science Center recently partnered with space services provider Intuitive Machines (IM) to validate a complete lunar communications solution with the NASA Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO). 

Morehead State University

The Zeta Zeta Chapter of Delta Tau Delta (DTD) at Morehead State University always organizes an annual effort to raise money for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF).

During the fall 2021 semester, members of DTD combine their efforts to make the largest donation to JDRF in the chapter's history, raising more than $5,000. 

MSU Athletics

Morehead State senior wide receiver BJ Byrd has rounded out the all-American awards season with his fifth honor. Byrd was named to the Walter Camp Foundation All-American Team.

Byrd earned All-American accolades from Hero Sports, Associated Press, Stats Perform, Phil Steele and now Walter Camp.

MSU Athletics

A lockdown defensive mindset, coupled with 61 percent shooting in the final 20 minutes, propelled Morehead State Men's Basketball to its 15th consecutive home win and fifth straight overall win in 2021-22 with a 76-62 triumph over visiting UT Martin Wednesday night.

The Eagles improved to 11-5 overall and 3-0 in the league, slipping the Skyhawks to 6-10 overall and an even 2-2 in OVC matchups. MSU has now won 13 consecutive games versus the UTM contingent in Johnson Arena since 2005.

Morehead Theatre Guild, Facebook

The Morehead Theatre Guild will hold open auditions for its production of “All the King’s Women” on Wednesday, January 19 and Thursday, January 20 from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. at the Rowan Co. Arts Center.

There are roles available for 15 women aged 18 and over and 2 roles for men aged 18 and over. Audition scripts will be provided. Performance dates for the play are March 18-20 & 25-27.

For more information, contact Director Pamela Hammonds at 606-783-5109 or email at p.mace@moreheadstate.edu.

Masks are required for the auditions.


Governor Andy Beshear will deliver his 2022 State of the Budget Address before a joint session of the Kentucky House and Senate tonight (1/13/22) at 7 pm. Audio provided by Kentucky Educational Television.


NWS Jackson

Forecasters with the National Weather Service are warning area residents about potential wintery weather this weekend.

A low pressure system will be making its way just South of the Commonwealth and up the Atlantic coast.  That puts Kentucky in the Northern sector of the system, making the chances for cold temperatures, snow and sleet very likely Saturday through Sunday night.

MSU Athletics

Two Morehead State football student-athletes have been selected to showcase their talent at the 2022 Spiral Tropical Bowl on Jan. 15.

Wide receiver BJ Byrd will be on the National Team, led by head coach Jim Collins. Offensive lineman Michael Davis will be on the America Team, led by head mentor Todd Littlejohn.

The game, one of the premier all-star games for seniors, will be held at Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Fla. A pay-per-view telecast is available. More than 350 Tropical Bowl alumni have gone on to the NFL since it's inception in 2016.

Sturgill Simpson

Jan 12, 2022
University Press of Kentucky

Muddy Bottom Blues

Program #273 (January 14 at 8:00pm and January 15 at 3:00pm)

Sturgill Simpson became the face of 21st century outlaw country, a self-styled maverick who didn't follow the rules of either modern or classic country.

Element Design

Long-term plans are beginning to take shape for the City of Morehead’s Entertainment Destination Center.


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Syd Lieberman

A Time For Tales

Program #447 (January 16 at 3:00 p.m.)

Syd Lieberman is an internationally-acclaimed storyteller, an award-winning teacher, and an author.

He has appeared at major storytelling festivals across the country, including eight featured appearances at the National Festival in Jonesborough, TN; at the Glistening Waters Festival in New Zealand; and on American Public Radio's Good Evening as a guest storyteller and host. He was featured in The Call of Story, a television special, and has received commissions to write and perform stories across the country.

Even if someone is not in the market for a new or used vehicle, they are likely to feel the effects of that strained market when they go to renew their registration this year.

Vehicle production and sales has been one area of the economy affected most throughout the COVID-19 Pandemic.  Constraints on new vehicle production and inventory have led to higher transaction prices.

Carmen Swim is the Property Valuation Administrator for Rowan County.  She says that has led to an increased interest in the used vehicle market.

Rowan County School District

The Kentucky Senate has passed a top-priority bill to shift key school governance decisions to superintendents and away from school-based decision-making councils.

The legislation would give school superintendents the authority to choose curriculum and school principals.

Rowan County Superintendent John Maxey says for his district, not much would change since he would still consult with the council.

The regular January meeting of Morehead City Council is set to get underway at 6:00p.m.  The meeting will be conductive via Zoom and broadcast on Facebook Live.  Those wanting to watch can do so here.

MSU Athletics

Women's basketball received another stellar effort from Jada Claude and battled for a strong second half, but it wasn't enough, as the Eagles fell on the road to Austin Peay, 66-49.

The Governors built their lead in the first half, primarily on the strength of a 23-13 rebounding advantage, including 10 of those boards coming on the offensive end. The Eagles fought back with a much improved second half, however, limiting their opponents to only a single three-pointer and forcing them into nine turnovers as they fought to try and get back into the game.

MSU Athletics

Morehead State Men's Basketball gutted out a 66-55 OVC victory at Austin Peay on Saturday evening at the Dunn Center.

The Eagles improved to 10-5 overall, their fourth straight win, and 2-0 in the OVC. APSU fell to 0-3 in the league and 4-9 overall.

Second-year big man Johni Broome had to sit much of the second half with four fouls but still finished with team-highs of 19 points and eight rebounds as the Eagles out-boarded the hosts 40-36.


Kentucky Department of Highways District 9 crews will report for duty overnight with salt trucks ready to treat potentially icy roads in northeast Kentucky.

The National Weather Service says a flash freeze is possible overnight as cold air rushes in after today’s rain and drops temperatures into the teens. Any leftover water on roadways could create ice and slick driving conditions.

Experts: Natural Disasters Increase Risk of Domestic Violence, Abuse

Jan 8, 2022
Tori Henninger, Public News Service

Shelters in western Kentucky face ongoing challenges helping domestic-violence survivors as communities continue to clean up from deadly tornadoes.

Executive Director of Bowling Green's Barren River Area Safe Space Tori Henninger said lack of phone or internet access, as well as the need for basic shelter can prevent people from seeking help or cause a person to return to their abuser.

Instan a padres de KY planificar vacuna COVID para sus hijos

Jan 8, 2022
Adobe Stock, Public News Service

Esta semana, la Administración de Alimentos y Medicamentos ha autorizado la vacuna Pfizer de refuerzo para niños de 12 a 15 años, así como una tercera vacuna para los niños más pequeños que están inmunodeprimidos y es posible que no respondan completamente a dos inyecciones. Los expertos están animando a los padres de Kentucky a que consulten a su pediatra o médico de familia y creen un "plan de acción" para las vacunas COVID de sus hijos.

KY Parents Urged to Make "Game Plan” for Kids’ COVID Shots

Jan 8, 2022
Adobe Stock, Public News Service

The Food and Drug Administration has authorized Pfizer booster shots for kids ages 12 to 15, as well as a third shot for younger children who are immunocompromised and might not respond fully to two shots.

Experts are encouraging Kentucky parents to consult their pediatrician or family doctor and create a "game plan" for their kids' COVID vaccinations.


Most state highways in northeast Kentucky are clear this afternoon as crews focus their third day of plow work on snow-packed back roads.

As of Saturday morning, Kentucky Department of Highway District crews were plowing and treating highways -- especially lesser-traveled secondary roads -- in Bath, Boyd, Carter, Elliott, Fleming, Greenup, Lewis, Mason, Nicholas, and Rowan counties.

St. Claire HealthCare

St. Claire HealthCare (SCH) announced Friday, Jan. 7, that the health system’s allocation of monoclonal antibody therapies has been depleted requiring them to put requests for treatment on hold.

“Over the past few weeks, we’ve seen a rapid change in COVID,” said Will Melahn, MD, SCH’s Chief Medical Officer/ VP for Medical Affairs. “Not only are positive cases on the rise, but the Omicron variant has become the dominant strain in our area.”

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet

Kentucky Department of Highways crews have made progress clearing snow from state highways in northeast Kentucky.

As of 5:30 p.m., main Priority A routes such as I-64, US 23, US 60, KY 32, US 62, US 68, KY 11, KY 67, AA Highway, and other heavily-traveled highways are mostly clear in Bath, Boyd, Carter, Elliott, Fleming, Greenup, Lewis, Mason, Nicholas, and Rowan counties.

Most lesser-traveled Priority B and C routes are partly to mostly covered with a hard snowpack, with generally better conditions northward where less snow fell.

Glasgow Daily Times

Plow crews made some road-clearing progress in northeast Kentucky overnight after snowfall left the region, but conditions remain hazardous today and travel is not advised.

At 7 a.m., main Priority A routes are partly to mostly covered with snow and ice in Bath, Boyd, Carter, Elliott, Fleming, Greenup, Lewis, Mason, Nicholas, and Rowan counties. In some areas, plows have been across back roads, Priority B and C routes, but they remain covered with snow.

Kim Robins

Jan 5, 2022
Kim Robins

Muddy Bottom Blues

Program #272 (January 7 at 8:00pm and January 8 at 3:00pm)

Bluegrass singer-songwriter and guitarist Kim Robins' vocals have earned her two nominations for the International Bluegrass Association's (IBMA) Momentum Female Vocalist of the Year award.

Robins was born into a musical family and began singing at the age of five in church and her father's band. Her influences are from the music by Connie Smith, Loretta Lynn, Buck Owens, Ray Price, Bill Monroe, and Barbara Mandrell.

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet officials say road crews have already begun preparing for potential winter weather over the next few days.

Cabinet employees began brining roadways Tuesday afternoon in anticipation of the system that is expected to bring 1-3 inches of snow Thursday afternoon through Friday. 


Governor Andy Beshear will deliver his 2022 State of the Commonwealth Address before a joint session of the Kentucky House and Senate tonight (1/5/22) at 7 pm. Audio provided by Kentucky Educational Television.