Morehead State University

Morehead State University’s long-standing reputation for academic quality and student success continues to have a long-standing national ranking to go with it. 

Morehead State University has been recognized for the 15th consecutive year as one of the top public universities in the South in the 2019 edition of "America's Best Colleges" by U.S.News & World Report. The newest rankings include MSU as 23rd in the Top Public University-Master’s/South division. 


Update: Noon, September 10.

Several roads remain closed due to high water in Kentucky Department of Highways District 9.

Bath County:

- KY 211 at Salt Lick, between KY 3290 and a half mile off US 60 (MP 5.4-6.4)

Carter County

- KY 986 (Bens Run), along Tygarts Creek near Olive Hill (MP 0-1)
- KY 1910 at Grayson from Midland Trail to I-64 underpass (MP 0-1)
- KY 207 south about halfway between US 60 and Norton Branch (MP 1), tree down

Greenup County:


September 10, 2018 -- Robert Earl Wise was an American film director, producer and editor. He won Academy Awards for Best Director and Best Picture for both West Side Story and The Sound of Music.

Dan Markwell

Officials in Morehead Say a natural gas smell poses no threats to residents. 

People who live near Triplett creek began to notice a natural gas smell as flood waters rose in Rowan County Sunday. 

Rowan County Emergency Management Director Ronnie Day says flooding infiltrated a tank in town.

Day says while the smell may cause some people to feel sick, there is no risk of fire or poisoning.  

Advertiser Tribune

Kentucky Department of Hghways District 9 crews in multiple counties are reporting high water tonight.

As of 8 p.m., state highways reported closed by high water included the following locations, listed by county with mile markers in parantheses. Warning signs have been posted. Motorists should never drive through high water, and should slow down on wet roads to avoid hydroplaning.

Bath County:

- KY 36 at Meniffee County line (MP 23.8-23.9)

- KY 211 at Salt Lick, between KY 3290 and a half mile off US 60 (MP 5.4-6.4)

Greenup County:

MSU Athletics

The Morehead State soccer team fell to Duquesne 3-0 on a rainy Sunday afternoon at Rooney Field.

Both teams battled through a downpour from the opening kick but the Dukes managed scored twice in the opening 45 minutes before adding another goal to cushion their lead in the 73rd minute.

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In Saturday's nightcap, Morehead State improved to 3-0 in the Blue and Gold Tournament with a straight-set victory over Duquesne. The Eagles (8-2) defeated the Dukes (4-5) 25-23, 25-17, and 25-19 in three sets.


Morehead State University’s music programs have an esteemed reputation thanks to its world-renowned alumni and the faculty that help produce them.

Once again, both music students and community music enthusiasts from around our region and the state will be treated to unique and developing talent and the abilities of experienced MSU music instructors with the annual Music Faculty Artist Series.

Butch Thompson

Sep 8, 2018

Sunday Night Jazz Showcase

Program #220 (September 9 at 8:00PM)

In a career spanning over 45 years, pianist and clarinetist Butch Thompson has earned a world-wide reputation as a traditional jazz and ragtime master. He tours widely as a soloist or at the helm of any of his several ensembles, including his well-known Butch Thompson Trio, his eight-piece Jazz Originals band, the Butch Thompson Big Three, or his unique blues duo with fingerstyle guitarist Pat Donohue.

MSU Athletics

Senior quarterback Lawson Page rushed for a career-best 146 yards and added three scores through the air to lead the Morehead State football team to a 48-19 victory over the Mount St. Joseph Lions on rainy Saturday night at Jayne Stadium.

Page, who also tossed for 86 yards through the air and three scores, led his offense to a total of 519 yards while racking up 422 yards on the ground. The 422 rushing yards were the most for the Eagles on the ground since joining the Pioneer Football League in 2001.

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The Morehead State soccer team erased a 2-0 halftime deficit but ultimately fell 3-2 to Kent State on Friday evening at Dix Stadium.

After conceding two goals to the Golden Flashes in the first 45 minutes of play, senior forward Dani Wilson found the back of the net in the 57th and 64th minutes to pull the game back to even at 2-2.

For Wilson, it was her first time scoring twice in a game since picking up two goals as a freshman to help propel Morehead State to a 2-1 win in overtime against Bowling Green on August 28, 2015.

MSU Athletics

In its first match of the day, Morehead State volleyball swept Manhattan to improve to 2-0 in the Blue and Gold Tournament. The Eagles' (7-2) stifling defense allowed Morehead State to sweep the Jaspers (0-9) 25-117, 25-12, and 25-21 in straight sets.

Throughout the match, Manhattan found it hard to penetrate the smothering Eagles' defense. Morehead State chilled its opponent to a sub-zero hitting percentage, with Manhattan finishing with a -0.024 percentage. Manhattan connected on just 17 kills in the match, making 19 errors to propel the Eagles.

MSU Athletics

After being named Ohio Valley Conference Offensive Player of the Week, sophomore outside hitter Olivia Lohmeier uses a career-night to propel Morehead State to victory at the Blue and Gold Tournament.

The Eagles (5-2) defeated the host Rockets (1-5) in the night cap Friday night.

Morehead State took the match in four sets 25-16, 16-25, 25-22, and 25-18.

The Morehead News

Welcome to this broadcast of the Morehead-Rowan County Chamber of Commerce Luncheon, recorded by Morehead State Public Radio on September 6, 2018 at the Morehead Conference Center.

This program features Josh Farrow, Executive Director of the Gateway Area Development District.

Introduction provided by Tracy Williams, Executive Director, Morehead-Rowan County Chamber of Commerce.

  Thanks to the Morehead-Rowan County Chamber of Commerce and the Morehead Conference Center.  

Morehead State University

Morehead State University’s music programs have an esteemed reputation thanks to its world-renowned alumni and the faculty that help produce them. Once again, both music students and community music enthusiasts from around our region and the state will be treated to unique and developing talent and the abilities of experienced MSU music instructors with the annual Music Faculty Artist Series.

Morehead State University

Jennifer Reis, director of MSU’s Golding-Yang Art Gallery and coordinator of the arts entrepreneurship minor program will be a presenter at upcoming regional and national conferences for entrepreneurship education.  

She will be a presenter at Berea College's Brushy Fork Institute in mid-September, hosting an intensive two-day track called "Emerging Women Appalachian Entrepreneurs" crafted to lead future female business owners through exercises and information to prepare them for successful future ventures.

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MSU students and their families will have a chance to take part in a wide range of fun activities and events during Family Weekend, Sept. 14-16.

The annual event is a time for the parents, grandparents, siblings and friends of MSU students to visit campus and get a taste of what life is like on campus. Activities scheduled for Family Weekend include sporting events, educational and entertainment programming, fun group activities and more.

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The Morehead State University Board of Regents will hold its quarterly meeting on Thursday, Sept. 6, at 9:30 a.m. in the DeMoss Suite of the Center for Health, Education and Research.

Among actions to be taken at the meeting, the board will vote on:

Authorization of program closures.

Approval of revision to the graduation fee.

Approval of revisions to the MSU Police Department’s Standard Operating Procedures Manual.

Approval of Inter-Local Agreement with Bluegrass and Central Kentucky Unified Police Protection System.

MSU Athletics

Morehead State women's golf head coach Stephanie Barker has assumed the role of Senior Woman Administrator for the Eagle Athletic Department.

"I am pleased that Coach Barker agreed to take on this important administrative role," said Director of Athletics Brian Hutchinson. "I think very highly of Stephanie's thoughtfulness, particularly on issues related to student-athlete welfare. Last, her dedication to MSU affords me great confidence to appoint her to this role. She is a fine addition to our administrative team."


Big Sandy Community and Technical College (BSCTC) is pleased to announce a partnership with Paintsville Independent School District to train high school students to become certified nurse aides (CNA) in eastern Kentucky.


September 5, 2018 -- American comedian and actor who achieved fame as a stand-up performer and later starred in television sitcoms. He was known for his genial mild-mannered persona and for his skillfully delivered observational humour and understated satire.

Unleash the Data show

Sep 5, 2018

According to CMS Administrator Seema Verma, "We're at the beginning of what I call the digital health revolution, where we have all of this data that's in a digital format within the doctor's office and we have the ability to take that information and unleash it." Those of us at Health Matters who work in a doctor’s office or begging Ms. Verma not to unleash it just yet. We discuss the failure of IBM’s Watson to make a measurable impact in cancer care, six predictions from 1961 regarding healthcare, and the side effects of Ambien.

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet

Two Kentucky Department of Highways District 9 crew members are in Arkansas this week with Kentucky's top truck, tractor, backhoe and grader drivers to represent their state at the Southeastern Regional Equipment Operators Safety Training Conference ‘roadeo.’

Duane Dehart, superintendent of the district's Rowan County maintenance crew, and Nick Clark, Nicholas County maintenance superintendent, will compete Sept. 4-6 in tractor mower, lowboy, snow plow and other equipment skills contests, hoping to bring home a national-level trophy for Kentucky.

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet

This week will begin a series of traffic alterations across different areas of the Mountain Parkway.

Drivers should be aware of changes impacting eastbound traffic exiting the Parkway at the KY 205 interchange, traffic over Burning Fork Bridge near Salyersville, and changes to business access throughout Salyersville’s Restaurant Row.

Burning Fork Bridge


Contractors will close US 60 just east of the KY 211 intersection in Salt Lick overnight Wednesday for drainage pipe installation.

Beginning at 9 p.m. Wednesday night, Sept. 5, crews will close US 60 to all traffic near milepoint 16.5 on the Farmers side (east) of KY 211 at Salt Lick to cut through the road and install a drainage pipe. The road will remain closed until 5 a.m. Thursday morning, Sept. 6.


            A long running music festival at Carter Caves is making its return this week.

            The Fraley Festival of Traditional Music has been going on for over 50-years, and features folk, old-time, western, swing and early country music. 

Coy Ainsley is a Carter Caves Park Naturalist.  He says the gathering is unique in the sense that there really isn’t a headliner.


September 4, 2018 -- Richard Wright, novelist and short-story writer who was among the first African American writers to protest white treatment of blacks, notably in his novel Native Son (1940) and his autobiography, Black Boy (1945). He inaugurated the tradition of protest explored by other black writers after World War II.  

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Space Science is Disney World for MSU Graduate Student

Sep 3, 2018
Megan Woods

Kennedy Haught took the first step towards her dream of working with NASA after giving up an in-state scholarship to go anywhere in West Virginia, for the Space Science Program at Morehead State University.

Haught knew she would not be happy unless she pursued a career in the field after she attended a camp where she immersed herself in celestial objects with like-minded peers.


Buddy Guy – The Blues Is Alive And Well (Silvertone)

Shemekia Copeland – America’s Child (Alligator)

Ben Harper and Charlie Musselwhite – No Mercy In This Land (Anti)

Nick Moss Band – The High Cost Of Low Living (Alligator)

Bernard Allison – Let It Go (Ruf)

Elvin Bishop’s Big Fun Trio – Something Smells Funky ‘Round Here (Alligator)

Tinsley Ellis – Winning Hand (Alligator)