Morehead State University

INSIGHT, a postsecondary preparation program for high school students who are blind or visually impaired, was held on the Morehead State University campus earlier this month.

INSIGHT is a collaboration between MSU, Kentucky Office for the Blind, Kentucky School for the Blind (KSB), Kentucky Education Development Corporation (KEDC) and the KSB Charitable Foundation. Fourteen students attended the camp this year. The program is in its 14th year after being canceled last year due to COVID-19 restrictions.  


Nothin’ But The Blues – Top 30 Albums (1991)

1.  Buddy Guy – Damn Right, I’ve Got The Blues – Silvertone

2.  Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble – The Sky Is Crying – Epic

3.  John Lee Hooker – Mr. Lucky – Charisma

4.  Johnny Winter – Let Me In – Pointblank

5.  Albert Collins – Iceman – Pointblank

6.  Eric Clapton – 24 Nights – Reprise

7.  Bonnie Raitt – Luck Of The Draw – Capitol

Morehead State University

Morehead State will be closed Monday, July 5, in observance of Independence Day. Classes will not meet, and administrative offices will be closed.  

The Camden-Carroll Library, University Store and University Post Office will be closed.  

The Recreation and Wellness Center will be open from 3 to 8 p.m. The pool will be open from 4 to 7 p.m. 

MSU will return to regular operating hours Tuesday, July 6.  

The MSU Police Department will be open and is available 24/7.

Jamestown Revival

Jul 2, 2021
Bands In Town

Muddy Bottom Blues

Program #250 (July 2 at 8:00pm and July 3 at 3:00pm)

Emerging in the early 2010s, Texas-based duo Jamestown Revival specialize in harmony-laden, Western-tinged Americana-folk songs in the vein of contemporaries like Lone Bellow, Shovels & Rope, and the Lumineers.

Inspired by the likes of Willie Nelson, John Prine, and Western author Louis L'Amour, among others, the group was formed in 2011 around the talents of childhood friends Jonathan Clay and Zach Chance.

Morehead is preparing for the first community event since the coronavirus pandemic began.  

Fazoli's Freedom Fest is set to begin late Saturday afternoon with music and vendors.   A firework show will take place around 9:30 pm at the Don Greenhill City Park.  

Downtown Morehead Incorporated Director Tony Pence says those in attendance will enjoy all their favorite activities.

  The official launch of the Downtown Entertainment District in Morehead will also happen on Saturday.

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Growing up on a dairy farm in Cumberland County, Jason Radford (Class of 2015) grew up around family members who worked in education and developed a passion for helping people and working with students. Thanks to his dedication and career experience Radford has been named the superintendent of Oldham County Schools. 

Radford’s desire to be a superintendent led him to enroll in MSU’s Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) program after a meeting with then-education faculty member Dr. David Barnett. 

Steve Earle & The Dukes

Steve Earle & The Dukes will make a stop in Prestonsburg on their 2021 tour on July 15. They will take the stage in the Lucy & Willard Kinzer Theater at the Mountain Arts Center (MAC). This will be the first time they have played the MAC in it’s 25 year existence.

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Dr. Steve Chen, Morehead State professor of sport management, and sport management graduate student, Michael Simmons of Arlington, Virginia, just published an article in the journal, "Future Focus." 

Little Village Foundation

Tia Carroll – You Gotta Have It (Little Village)

Chris Cain – Raisin’ Cain (Alligator)

Steve Cropper – Fire It Up (Provogue)

Curtis Salgado – Damage Control (Alligator)

Clarence Spady – Surrender (Nola Blue)

Rob Stone/Elena Kato/Hiroshi Eguchi – Trio In Tokyo (Blue Heart)

Alastair Greene – The New World Blues (Whiskey Bayou)

Shemekia Copeland – Uncivil War (Alligator)

Wendall Berry Farming Program

The Wendell Berry Farming Program of Sterling College is hosting On-Farm Recruitment Days in Henry County, Kentucky on Friday, July 9 (from 1:00pm-4:00pm) and on Saturday, July 10 (from 9:00am-12:00pm).

The event is open to all prospective applicants. Farmers, aspiring farmers, and agricultural educators are also especially encouraged to attend.


A joint law enforcement investigation by officers with the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources and Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency has resulted in charges against two Tennessee men in both states and uncovered suspected violations in others.

A shooting from the road complaint received by Kentucky Conservation Officer Trevor Lowe in April and his subsequent follow-up about the vehicle witnesses believed was involved produced evidence of alleged poaching activity by Sid Herring, 51, of Murfreesboro, Tennessee and Stefan Brownlie, 38, of Portland, Tennessee.

Zimmerman Paint

Work begins next week along nine miles of US 60 in Bath and Rowan counties under a $1.4 million Kentucky Transportation Cabinet safety improvement project.

The project includes new, more visible road signs – especially to mark curves – better roadway paint striping, new guardrail, drainage repairs, new blacktop, a curve realignment, and other work to reduce the risk and severity of crashes on US 60 from Cherry Lane at Farmers to KY 519 at Morehead.


The American Red Cross continues to experience a severe blood shortage that is negatively affecting blood product availability across the country.

Donors of all blood types – especially type O – are urged to make an appointment to give now and help ensure hospital shelves are stocked with blood products over the Fourth of July holiday and beyond. 


LION First Responder PPE Inc., a manufacturer of firefighter garments and other first responder equipment and apparel, will reopen its Lee County facility after 11 years, a project that will create 75 full-time jobs in Eastern Kentucky with an $850,000 investment.

Baseball Hall of Fame

  • Doctor Davey – The Happiest Man on Earth
  • Bill Stern Show (Connie Mack)
  • Houseboat Hannah  


Live From The Jazz Lounge

Program #59 (June 27 at 8:00pm)

Harry “Sweets” Edison and the Golden Horns, recorded live at the Iridium Jazz Club in New York City, April 10th and 11th, 1997.

Performers include:

Harry “Sweets” Edison – trumpet

Dave Gibson – drums

Junior Mance – piano

Marcus McLaurine – bass

Clark Terry – flugelhorn, trumpet

Frank Wess – tenor saxophone, flute

Morehead State University

Lunar IceCube, a small satellite built at Morehead State University's Space Science Center, has passed environmental testing at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, putting the device one step closer to the moon.  

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Roxy Lockard, a senior at the Craft Academy for Excellence in Science and Mathematics, has been selected to serve on the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) Commissioner's Student Advisory Council for the 2021-22 academic year. 

Lockard, a native of Georgetown, said she learned of the opportunity to serve on the council from Rachel Rogers, Craft Academy QEP director. She said she was immediately interested in applying for the council.  

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Morehead State University supports veterans and military students and offers what they need to be successful. Once again, MSU is receiving national recognition for these efforts.     

MSU is recognized among the best four-year colleges for veterans in the country in Military Times’ Best for Vets: Colleges 2021 rankings released June 16.    

MSU Athletics

Micah Johnson, a standout receiver himself with NFL playing experience and 10+ years collegiate coaching on his resume, has joined the Morehead State staff as the wide receivers coach.

Johnson played three years in the NFL after a standout all-conference career at South Dakota State. He has made coaching stops at Quincy (Ill.), Minnesota-Morris, Case Western Reserve (Ohio) and Grinnell (Iowa), as well as two state titles at the high school level.


Morehead State Public Radio (WMKY, 90.3FM) staff and students received numerous awards in the 2021 Kentucky Broadcasters Association (KBA) Impact Broadcast Awards.  

The radio station, located in Breckinridge Hall, earned a total of 13 awards in the professional and college divisions, including three first-place finishes. 

Radio College Division: 

1st Place – Best Newscast, Kennealy Roberts and Sarah Meade ("Mountain Edition News") 

1st Place – Best Website, Morehead State University ("wmky.org") 

2nd Place – Best Radio Reporter, Sarah Meade 

Shannon McNally

Jun 24, 2021
Shannon McNally

Muddy Bottom Blues

Program #249 (June 25 at 8:00pm and June 26 at 3:00pm)

Singer/songwriter Shannon McNally first emerged amid the roots rock and Americana revival of the early 2000s.

A crafty mix of soul, blues, rock, and country, McNally established herself with releases like 2002's Jukebox Sparrows and 2006's North American Ghost Music while also seeking out interesting collaborations with the likes of Neal Casal, John Hiatt, Charlie Sexton, and Dave Alvin.

Rowan County Arts Center

The 2021 Morehead Market will be the second Saturday of July thru September from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m, on the Rowan County Arts Center Lawn.

This event is weather permitting.

Established in 2015, the event features handmade or locally produced items from Rowan and surrounding counties. Items to be sold can include food, produce, soap, candles, jewelry, art ceramics, crafts, plants, etc.


The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) has launched a service to provide online renewal of driver’s and motorcycle licenses.

“This is a dramatic step forward for customer convenience – the ability to go online to renew your driving credential and save yourself a trip to a licensing office if you don’t otherwise require in-person service,” Gov. Beshear said. “Modernizing state services puts Kentuckians in the driver’s seat to choose how they want to be served and make a Better Kentucky.”

Kentucky Families Can Soon Visit Relatives in Prison

Jun 22, 2021
Daily Dot

Kentucky families soon will be able to visit loved ones in some prison facilities.

Gov. Andy Beshear said prison visitations and regular programs and activities may resume the week of June 20. The new policy applies only to prisons run by the departments of Corrections and Juvenile Justice.

Morehead State University

The Morehead State University Board of Regents held its quarterly meeting on Thursday, June 17, 2021, in the Adron Doran University Center.

The board voted to officially approve the 2021-22 University Operating Budget of $145,500,000, a Tuition & Fee Schedule, and Personnel Roster.

The Tuition & Fee Schedule approval includes:

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Morehead State University will continue serving as a host campus for the Kentucky Governor's Scholars Program in 2021.   

MSU first welcomed GSP in 2006 and this will be the ninth year the University has hosted GSP. Of the three universities that serve GSP students (others include Bellarmine University and Centre College), MSU is the only public university to host the program.   


Police in Morehead are searching for a young man who went missing over the weekend.

19-year-old Lakota Johnson is described as a white male, 5'11 weighing approximately 170lbs with hazel eyes and shoulder-length sandy blonde hair.  He was reported missing by his mother Monday. 

Derrick Blevins is Chief of the Morehead Police Department.  He says Johnson was last seen leaving Triplett View Apartments late Saturday with some unidentified male subjects.

Leeann Akers

Community and state leaders gathered in Morehead Monday afternoon to celebrate the groundbreaking of another agri-tech greenhouse in Rowan county. 

AppHarvest officials announced a new 15 acre facility to grow leafy greens to be built next door to their 60 acre tomato greenhouse near Morehead.  The organization also announced a new 30 acre facility to grow strawberries in Somerset, bringing the total number of commercial greenhouses in the commonwealth to five.

Music & the Spoken Word

The Privilege of Freedom

Friday, July 2 at 9:00am

In this Music & the Spoken Word Independence Day special, The Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square perform: “This is a Great Country” from “Mr. President”, “This Land is Your Land”, “God Bless the USA”, and more.

July 4 with Leroy Anderson and the Boston Pops

Friday, July 2 at 10:00AM