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On the strength of 12 blocks, Morehead State volleyball secured its second straight three-set sweep over visiting UT Martin Saturday.

The Eagles won 25-17, 25-18, 25-20 as they improved to 11-9 overall with their seventh consecutive victory. MSU also moved to 7-2 in the league after dropping its opening two matches at Austin Peay. Morehead State has now won five straight against UTM and 21 of the last 24 in the series since 2005.

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Morehead State University provides opportunities for students in the region, state and beyond through excellent academic programs, hands-on career skills and a commitment to student success.

It is why MSU has been named a Top 25 institution in “America’s Best Colleges” by U.S. News and World Report for the past six years.     

Future Eagles may sign up now for Open House on Saturday, Nov. 13, at 9 a.m. in the Adron Doran University Center (ADUC).     

At MSU Open House, prospective students and families can:  

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For the first time in two years, Eagle students, faculty and staff, along with Eagle alumni and friends of the University from across the country, will be returning to campus to reconnect at MSU Homecoming 2021. 

Homecoming 2021 will celebrate all things MSU through numerous events and activities from Oct. 15 through Oct. 16.

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Dr. Russ Zokaites, visiting assistant professor of music at Morehead State University, is releasing his debut album “Bootleg” on Friday, Nov. 5. The album, published by Centaur Records and distributed through NAXOS, will be available on all streaming services.  

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Morehead State volleyball ran its winning streak to six matches, and grad student Olivia Lohmeier became just the fifth-ever player in Ohio Valley Conference history to reach 1,800 career kills, as the Eagles defeated UT Martin in straight sets Friday night at Johnson Arena.

The Homecoming weekend triumph was the fourth straight for MSU over UTM and the 20th in the last 23 times the two teams have played. The Eagles jumped UTM in the OVC race as well, moving to 6-2 and 10-9 overall. The Skyhawks dipped to 6-3 in the league and 10-12 overall.

Heath Brothers

Oct 15, 2021

Sunday Night Jazz Showcase (#338)

Program #338 (October 17 at 8:00pm)

Jimmy, Percy, and Tootie Heath teamed up in 1975 to form the Heath Brothers. Up until then, bassist Percy had been busy with the Modern Jazz Quartet, but with the group in "retirement" (temporarily as it turned out), all three brothers were free to join forces.

Originally a quartet with pianist Stanley Cowell, but expanding after the addition of guitarist Tony Purrone and Jimmy's son Mtume on percussion, the band recorded for Strata East (1975), four albums for Columbia, and two for Island.

Workshop Media, The Barefoot Movement

Muddy Bottom Blues

Program #265 (October 15 at 8:00pm and October 16 at 3:00pm)

Acclaimed Americana group "The Barefoot Movement" has carved out an indelible space in the acoustic scene since their 2011 debut album, Footwork. Their sound is invigorating, infused with a captivating honesty that transports audiences to a place of complete enthrallment.

Interesting People

Oct 15, 2021
Barbara McBride-Smith

A Time For Tales

Program #443 (October 17 at 3:00pm)

“Interesting People”

Performers include:

Donald Davis

Diane Ferlatte

Syd Lieberman

Barbara McBride-Smith

Mike Seeger

WMKY Feature: MSU Music Professor Earns KMEA Award

Oct 15, 2021
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One of MSU's professors has won a prestigious regional award. WMKY's Ethan Jenkins has more...

WMKY Feature: Triplett Valley Trail Project

Oct 14, 2021

Progess is being made on the Triplett Valley Trail Project in Morehead. WMKY's Kennealy Roberts reports...


October 14, 2021 -- Dwight David "Ike" Eisenhower was an American army general and statesman who served as the 34th President of the United States from 1953 to 1961. During World War II, he was a five-star general in the United States Army and served as Supreme Commander of the Allied Expeditionary Forces in Europe. 

A local group is hoping to bring a new addition to Morehead’s City Park Complex.

Members of the Morehead-Rowan County Chamber of Commerce Leadership Academy have completed many projects through the years.  The city's dog park, also located in the complex, is among those projects.  Keeping in that same vein, the academy’s 2020 class is making plans to put in a beach volleyball court.

WMKY Feature: Green River Dam Removal

Oct 13, 2021
Mike Wilkinson / edmonsonvoice.com

The lock and dam No. 5 on the Green River is being removed. WMKY’s Cassidy Stearman has the story…

World Food Day events sponsored by AppHarvest are set to get underway in downtown Morehead Thursday.

One of the first World Food Day celebrations in the commonwealth, the two-day event will commemorate the establishment of the United Nation’s Food and Agriculture Organization:  a group which AppHarvest shares many goals.

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October 13, 2021 -- Burr Tillstrom is celebrated for his contributions to the early days of television and in particular for his creation of unforgettable puppet characters such as Kukla and Ollie. He enriched the lives of children and adults through the “Kukla, Fran and Ollie” show with co-host Fran Allison, as well as through other performances over five decades beginning in 1936.



City of Morehead police and communications officers could soon be seeing a bump in pay.


October 12, 2021 -- Ralph Vaughan Williams was an English composer. His works include operas, ballets, chamber music, secular and religious vocal pieces and orchestral compositions including nine symphonies, written over sixty years.


The Morehead-Rowan County Young Professionals Association is hosting a "Share the Warmth" winter clothing drive.

Gently used men's and women's clothes can be donated and will be sent to the Morehead Inspiration Center and Edgewater Recovery.

Caleb Staggs with the Morehead-Rowan County YPA says funds for donations have been limited over the past year due to COVID-19.

The drive runs through November 5th.  Drop-off locations include the Morehead Visitors Center, Shelter Insurance and the State Farm Insurance office off KY-32.

Soo Jin Brown

A Morehead State University graduate is set to release an album of solo piano music this fall.  WMKY's Tanner Boyd has more.


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A stellar defensive effort wasn't enough to overcome Murray State as the Soccer Eagles dropped a late heartbreaker at the hands of the Racers 1-0 Sunday afternoon.

The loss drops the Eagles to 4-7-3 on the season and 2-2-1 in league play. Despite the loss, the Eagles remain in strong position within the OVC standings with seven points.

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Senior running back Issiah Ageuro rushed for a season-high 113 yards and scored two touchdowns, while also grinding out tough yardage in the waning moments of the game to keep possession, as the Morehead State football team won a shootout at Presbyterian Saturday, 38-30.

The Eagles staked themselves to a 24-6 halftime lead and then endured the unorthodox style Presbyterian employs as the Blue Hose mounted a rally. But, the Eagles were able to hold them off to improve to 2-0 in the PFL for the first time since head coach Rob Tenyer's first year in 2013.

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Grad student Olivia Lohmeier landed 14 kills and added five blocks while moving into sole possession of second place on Morehead State's career kills list as the Eagles rallied to defeat Tennessee State 3-1 at Kean Hall Friday night.

MSU won its fourth consecutive match, improved to 8-9 overall, and edged its Ohio Valley Conference record up to 4-2.

Lohmeier, who entered the match tied with Dayle Hamontree (1987-90) with 1,772 successful spikes in her career, upped her total to 1,786.

Kentucky Today

Motorists should expect state highway work zones in several northeast counties in Kentucky Department of Highways District 9 during the next week, Oct. 8-15:


•KY 1944 (White Oak Road): Beginning about 8 a.m. Monday, Oct. 11, crews will close KY 1944 near the 5 mile marker – about 1.5 miles west of the KY 111 (Wyoming Road) intersection – 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day through Friday, Oct. 15, for slide repairs. During construction, motorists may detour using KY 36 and KY 111 to reroute through Owingsville.

Morehead State University

Morehead State’s Star Theater will have a grand reopening Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021, from 5 to 7:30 p.m.

The event will include planetarium feature shows, video displays on space exploration topics including Lunar IceCube, live local music, art, community activity displays, and refreshments. There will be a star party after sunset in observance of International Observe the Moon Night.  

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Morehead State saw their defense shine once again as they continued to climb up the OVC standings with a 1-0 victory Thursday night over Austin Peay.

The win moves the Eagles to 4-6-3 on the season and 2-1-1 in league play. The Eagles also continued their stellar play at home, improving to 4-1-1 at MSU Recreation and Wellness Field this season.

St. Claire HealthCare

“For the first time in weeks, we’re starting to see the numbers moving in the right direction,” said Donald H. Lloyd, II, SCH President/CEO.

St. Claire HealthCare reported an alarming daily high of 49 hospitalized COVID-19 patients during September but today, that number has been cut in half.

According to Will Melahn, MD, SCH Chief Medical Officer, the availability of monoclonal antibody therapies like REGEN-COV™ is playing a significant role in lowering hospitalization rates.

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The MSU Concert Choir and Chamber Singers are hosting a Spaghetti Dinner and Fall Choral Concert entitled “Come Let’s Rejoice!”  on Thursday, October 14 at First Baptist Church, 123 East Main Street, Morehead.  

Guests can eat from 5:30 – 7:00pm with the concert beginning at 7:30pm.

The Spaghetti Dinner will include salad, bread, desserts and iced tea or water. The proceeds will go to support the choirs’ concert tour to Peru.

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Morehead State University will be closed Friday, Oct. 8, for Fall Break.

Administrative offices will be closed and classes will not meet.  

The Recreation and Wellness Center will be open, 6 a.m.-8 p.m. The pool will be available from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 4 to 7 p.m. Outdoor Adventures and the bowling lanes will be closed. 

The Camden-Carroll Library will be closed Oct. 8-10 for Fall Break. 

The University Store will be closed. 

The University Post Office will be closed. 

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Dr. Janet Ratliff (Class of 1991, 1992) is a recipient of one of the Appalachian Regional Commission's (ARC) Appalachian Teaching Project (ATP) grants.  

The grant is a partnership with Hazard High School. Ratliff’s 2021 fall course BBA 350 will facilitate the engagement between MSU students and Hazard High students.   

Elijah Ocean

Oct 7, 2021
Elijah Ocean

Muddy Bottom Blues

Program #264 (October 8 at 8:00pm and October 9 at 3:00pm)

Acclaimed for consistently capturing audiences’ hearts, Elijah Ocean is widely known for his distinct vocals, catchy melodies, and razor-sharp storytelling.

He’s opened for legends like Dale Watson and emerging stars such as Charlie Crockett, and backed up like-minded talents Zephaniah OHora and Michaela Anne.