Walker Construction

Officials with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet say a video that went viral over the weekend was not intended to make fun of Eastern Kentucky residents.


Curtis Salgado – Damage Control (Alligator)

Skylar Rogers – Firebreather (Independent)

Alastair Greene – The New World Blues (Whiskey Bayou)

Shemekia Copeland – Uncivil War (Alligator)

Chris Cain – Raisin’ Cain (Alligator)

Veronica Lewis – You Ain’t Unlucky (Blue Heart)

Kim Wilson – Take Me Back (M.C.)

Steve Cropper – Fire It Up (Provogue)


Local community leaders and business owners met on a zoom call to introduce methods and strategies for establishing and supporting entrepreneurial communities. WMKY’s Lakyn Hupp has more…


April 26, 2021 -- Gertrude "Ma" Rainey was an influential American blues singer and early blues recording artist. Dubbed the "Mother of the Blues", she bridged earlier vaudeville and the authentic expression of southern blues, influencing a generation of blues singers.


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  • Great Scenes from Great Plays (Little Women)

Morehead State University

Morehead State’s Craft Academy for Excellence in Science and Mathematics is capping off another year of achievements by adding 14 students to the incoming Class of 2023, expanding its roster from 132 students to 146.  

In addition to increasing in size, the Academy has earned numerous accolades this year. It was named among the top elite public schools in the nation by The Washington Post Education Editor Jay Mathews. The Academy also was certified by Cognia, the leading provider of accreditation and certification, assessment and improvement services, as an elite STEM program.  

MSU Athletics

Trinity Spear is a sophomore outfielder on the Morehead State University softball team, originally from Snellville, Ga., outside of Atlanta. She is new addition to the team as she transferred in from USC Upstate in the Fall.

While being new to the squad, she quickly found herself being an essential player on the team, starting in 29 of 30 games this season. So far she has made an impact in more ways than one.

MSU Athletics

Morehead State freshman first baseman Jackson Feltner launched three home runs, including two in the opening-game win, and senior second baseman Bryce Hensor totaled four hits on the day as the Eagle baseball team split a double dip at Jacksonville State Saturday.

The Eagles pitched a shutout and won 3-0 in the opener before seeing the home team score six times in the sixth after a lengthy weather delay to hold on and hand MSU a 9-5 setback in the nightcap.

Lakeshore Public Radio

Sunday Night Jazz Showcase

Program #324 (April 25 at 8:00pm)

Lionel Hampton was the first jazz vibraphonist and was one of the jazz giants beginning in the mid-'30s. He has achieved the difficult feat of being musically open-minded (even recording "Giant Steps") without changing his basic swing style.

Jeffrey Foucault

Apr 23, 2021
Jeffrey Foucault

Muddy Bottom Blues

Program #241 (April 23 at 8:00pm and April 24 at 3:00pm)

With his rugged Midwestern sensibility and rich, evocative voice, Jeffrey Foucault is a songwriter in the tradition of the classic American country-folk troubadours.


As COVID-19 restrictions ease across the country, restaurants are dealing with massive employee shortages.  WMKY’s Tanner Boyd takes a closer look at how that issue is affecting Morehead businesses.


April 22, 2021 -- A Way with Words (Blue!)

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Morehead State University

Like many new college students, Kaitlyn Campbell Wright (19) went in not knowing what she wanted to do with her life.

The Prestonsburg native was on her way to earning an associate degree from Big Sandy Community and Technical College (BSCTC) when she was shown a video of a watercolor demonstration from one of her professors. 

"I thought it was the coolest thing ever and I wanted to try it," she said. "So, I went and bought the worst paint and paper ever and sat down to follow a YouTube tutorial. That's how I taught myself to paint." 

Geraldine Buckley

Apr 21, 2021
Geraldine Buckley

A Time For Tales

Program #433 (April 25 at 3:00 p.m.)

“Geraldine Buckley”

With her trademark wit, warmth and humor, internationally known, award-winning storyteller and educator Geraldine Buckley has been involved in storytelling, speaking, performance poetry and conducting creative workshops for over thirty years in the US, Canada, England, Holland, South Africa, Spain and New Zealand.

MSU Athletics

Before the 2020 football season, moved to the spring of 2021 this year due to COVID-19, the official poll in voting on how teams would finish in the Pioneer League had the Morehead State Eagles last - seventh place.

One of the program's core slogans is: Toughness. Effort. Discipline. No Excuses. Finish. Now more than ever, that slogan rang true as the Eagles far exceeded what many told them they could accomplish. MSU finished 4-3, including 4-2 in the PFL, finishing in a tie for second place and came within literal points of winning a championship.


April 21, 2021 -- Elizabeth II, in full Elizabeth Alexandra Mary, officially Elizabeth II, by the Grace of God, of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and of her other realms and territories Queen, Head of the Commonwealth, Defender of the Faith, (born April 21, 1926, London, England), queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland from February 6, 1952. In 2015 she surpassed Victoria to become the longest-reigning monarch in British history.

Encuesta: La mitad de los adultos de KY que dudan de las vacunas están abiertos a cambiar de opinión

Apr 20, 2021

La mitad de los adultos de Kentucky que se muestran reacios a vacunarse contra el COVID-19, dicen que estarían dispuestos a cambiar de opinión si tuvieran más información, según una nueva encuesta de la Fundación para un Kentucky Saludable.

La vicepresidenta de la Fundación, Allison Adams, dice que si los funcionarios de salud pública se comunicaran con hechos y datos con los residentes de Kentucky que están reacios a la vacuna de COVID, y más de ellos decidieran vacunarse, probablemente el estado estaría en una posición mucho más fuerte en términos de inmunidad de grupo.

Poll: Half of Vaccine-Hesitant KY Adults Open to Changing Minds

Apr 20, 2021

Half of Kentucky adults who are reluctant to get a COVID-19 vaccination say they'd be open to changing their minds if they had more information, according to a new poll by the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky.

Allison Adams, vice president for policy at the Foundation, said if public health-officials can reach the Kentuckians who are reluctant to get a COVID vaccine with facts and data, and more of them decide to be vaccinated, the state will likely be in a much stronger position in terms of herd immunity.

Morehead State University

Many things have changed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and one of Morehead State University's signature celebrations of academic research, excellence and achievement will still take place but in new ways. 

Morehead State University

While Morehead State University’s annual Spring Gala won’t be a formal gathering due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it will continue its tradition as one of MSU’s most successful fundraisers. 

Since 1993, the Spring Gala has raised over $100,000 during the last week of April each year. This year, with the theme of “A Tradition of Giving,” an online auction will be held from Friday, April 23, through Wednesday, April 28. 

Morehead-Rowan County Chamber of Commerce

A ribbon cutting ceremony for a new Morehead business is set to take place this morning.

The Eastern kentucky Hemp Company first opened its first location in Grayson in 2018.  Since then they have expanded to Olive Hill and Huntington, West Virginia with additional locations expected to open in the near future.  Co-owner Mark Deney says as the business expands, he hopes individuals continue to see the benefits of the products they sell.

The Eastern Kentucky Hemp Company's Morehead location will operate Monday through Saturday from 11:00am to 7:00pm.


April 20, 2021 -- Lucretia Garfield was the First Lady of the United States from March to September 1881, as the wife of James A. Garfield, the 20th President of the United States. Born in Garrettsville, Ohio, Garfield first met her husband in 1849 at Geauga Seminary. After a long courtship, they married in 1858.


MSU Athletics

After a record-setting performance in the season finale against Butler, Morehead State football senior linebacker Vincent Winey has been named Pioneer Football League Defensive Player of the Week, while teammate BJ Byrd has been tabbed as the league's co-Special Teams Player of the Week.

MSU Athletics

All 10 Morehead State hitters who appeared in Sunday's 14-4 victory over Eastern Illinois had at least one hit and scored at least once, including freshman first baseman Jackson Feltner who finished 4-of-5 with a career-high five RBI at Allen Field.

The Eagles, who recorded three wins over the Panthers in the same season for the first time in program history, improved to 18-13 overall. The game did not count, however, in the OVC standings. Feltner's two-run double in the bottom of the seventh ended the game early as the 10-run rule on the final day of a series was invoked.

WMKY Feature: The Eagle's Landing

Apr 19, 2021
Morehead State University

Morehead State University baseball has announced plans to add a new feature to their playing field. WMKY’s Kennealy Roberts has the story.

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April 19, 2021 -- Mills began her acting career as a child and was hailed as a promising newcomer, winning the BAFTA Award for Most Promising Newcomer for her performance in the British crime drama film Tiger Bay (1959), the Academy Juvenile Award for Disney's Pollyanna (1960) and Golden Globe Award for New Star of the Year – Actress in 1961. During her early career, she appeared in six films for Walt Disney, including her dual role as twins Susan and Sharon in the Disney film The Parent Trap (1961). 

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Morehead State University

Since its founding, Morehead State University has always prioritized training teachers and serving the Appalachian region. Both priorities have come together in the development of the Appalachian Future Educators (AFE) Scholars program. 

Created by Dr. Antony Norman, dean of the Ernst and Sara Lane Volgenau College of Education, the AFE Scholars program encourages qualified students from MSU’s 22-county service region to enter the education profession through scholarship, support and mentorship.

MSU Athletics

Led by a school single-game record 23 total tackles from senior linebacker Vincent Winey, plus three touchdowns from senior wide receiver BJ Byrd, Morehead State football closed the 2021 spring season on a high note with a 28-18 victory over Butler at Jayne Stadium.

The Eagles finished the Pioneer League slate 4-2 and coupled with San Diego's loss to Valparaiso, MSU finished in a tie for second place. That was the highest finish since 2015. MSU also closed the campaign with a winning record at 4-3 and finished with a perfect home record (3-0) for the first time since 1949.

Danny Gottlieb

Apr 17, 2021
Drummer World

Sunday Night Jazz Showcase

Program #323 (April 18 at 8:00 p.m.)

Danny Gottlieb is one of the most popular drummers in jazz and contemporary music.

While best known as the drummer in the original Pat Metheny Group, of which he was a member for six years, Danny, during the past 30 years, has performed and recorded with some of the world's greatest musicians. He appears on over 300 CDs to date, including 4 Grammy winners.