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Mountain Edition

Weekdays @ 4:30pm

In the tradition of "All Things Considered", "Morning Edition" and "The World", MSPR presents "Mountain Edition". This half hour news magazine focuses on events in eastern Kentucky, western West Virginia and southern Ohio. Featured will be reports from the MSPR News Department.

Wednesday, December 4

Dec 5, 2013
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The FBI is looking into the death of an inmate at the Big Sandy Prison in Inez. A Greenup man has been killed in an explosion in his back yard…and a state senator from Louisville says he will introduce a casino gambling bill in the Kentucky legislature early next year. 

Tuesday, December 3

Dec 4, 2013
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A Grayson man is sentenced to ten years in prison after pleading guilty to charges related to the theft of heavy equipment in several states. Gas prices in Kentucky are more than a dime less than they were at this time last year…and an eastern Kentucky health care activist in the subject of a new biography. 

Monday, December 2

Dec 4, 2013
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Tuesday, November 26

Nov 27, 2013
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Kentucky Highway crews are preparing to battle several inches of snow tonight. The state’s insurance commissioner says some of the Kentuckians whose insurance policies don’t comply with the Affordable Care Act will be able to keep their insurance for at least another year…and the Kentucky Lottery Corporation says it has reached 15-billion dollars in overall sales since the Lottery began in 1989. 

Monday, November 25

Nov 26, 2013
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Educators in Kentucky are throwing their support behind casino gambling as a means of obtaining additional funding. Rowan County’s Judge Executive says the search continues for a site to build a new jail…and a new transportation survey shows support for passenger rail service in Kentucky. 

Friday, November 22

Nov 25, 2013
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Thursday, November 21

Nov 25, 2013
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Wednesday, November 20

Nov 22, 2013
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Tuesday, November 19

Nov 20, 2013
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Ground is broken in Ironton for the city’s Gateway Center project. The Democrat running for Congress in Kentucky’s sixth District says incumbent Republican Andy Barr is vulnerable next year….and a crowded field is forming in the race for Rowan County’s next Judge Executive. 

Monday, November 18

Nov 20, 2013
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Friday, November 15

Nov 18, 2013
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Thursday, November 14

Nov 18, 2013
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Wednesday, November 13

Nov 14, 2013
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Union workers at Cabell-Huntington Hospital are voting today on a new contract. An execution is scheduled to place tomorrow at the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility in Lucasville…and a new report says climate change is affecting Kentucky and 10 other southeastern states. 

Tuesday, November 12

Nov 13, 2013
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A Virginia man was arrested Tuesday after allegedly firing a shot at an attendant in the I-64 Westbound rest area near Morehead. Morehead city council has given initial approval of a proposed fairness ordinance…and the Ohio EPA holds a hearing Wednesday evening on a proposal by Duke Energy to expand its landfill near the Zimmer Power Plant. 

Friday, November 8

Nov 11, 2013
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An eastern Kentucky lawmaker says he’s dreading the 2014 budget process because of the loss of coal severance tax revenues. A state official says Kentucky’s public water systems are doing an excellent job protecting water quality…and the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is working to clear a rock slide along State Route 32 east of Morehead.   

Thursday, November 7

Nov 11, 2013
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Wednesday, November 6

Nov 7, 2013
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Kentucky State Police have arrested a man in connection with the deaths of two pedestrians who were hit by a truck in Morgan County last Saturday night. A former mayor of Aberdeen has filed a civil rights suit against the Brown County Board of Elections…and Senator Mitch McConnell says he’s not buying claims that the Affordable Care Act is off to a good start in Kentucky. 

Monday, November 4

Nov 5, 2013
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Kentucky State Police are looking for the driver of a car that hit and killed two people in Morgan County over the weekend. Voters in Ohio go to the polls tomorrow to decide local city council races and tax issues…and fundraising continues for a new, Morehead warehouse for God’s Food Pantry.

Friday, November 1

Nov 4, 2013
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Many eastern and central Kentucky residents are cleaning up their yards today after the region was battered with severe thunderstorms and high winds overnight. A Commonwealth’s Attorney from southern Kentucky tells state lawmakers today heroin abuse is growing rapidly across the state.…and State police have arrested nearly 500 people in what they say is the largest one-day drug roundup in Kentucky history. 

Thursday, October 31

Nov 4, 2013
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Bell County’s judge executive tells federal lawmakers about the devastation in his community because of the slump in the coal industry. A Scioto County legislator has proposed what some are calling a ‘Stand Your Ground’ Law for Ohio… and Saint Claire Regional Medical Center has received a $10,000 Susan G. Komen for the Cure grant. 

Tuesday, October 29th

Oct 30, 2013
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The former head of Morehead Tomorrow has been granted shock probation after serving four months of a five-year jail sentence for embezzlement. Gas prices have declined by more than 10-cents in Kentucky since last week…and Morehead State University President Doctor Wayne Andrews has been named to the 40-member planning committee for the eastern Kentucky economic summit in December.

Monday, October 28th

Oct 30, 2013
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Friday, October 25th

Oct 28, 2013
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Morehead State University’s president says the school will do everything possible to save its ROTC program. Congressman John Yarmuth says the Affordable Care Act is working in the Commonwealth…and a prescription drug take back program will be held at numerous locations across Kentucky Saturday.

  

  

Thursday, October 24th

Oct 28, 2013
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Tuesday, October 22nd

Oct 23, 2013
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AK Steel reports a third quarter loss of almost 32-million dollars. Morehead’s parks director says a temporary sales tax might be a means to fund a new recreational park for the community…and Ohio’s attorney general is coming to Portsmouth Wednesday for a panel discussion on the state’s drug epidemic.

Monday, October 21st

Oct 22, 2013
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An overnight fire severely damages a Martin County restaurant. Senator Mitch McConnell defends the inclusion of a nearly three-billion dollar Kentucky project in the budget deal that ended the government shutdown…and the mayor of Flemingsburg is seeking a lower speed limit on the Flemingsburg By-pass. 

Friday, October 18th

Oct 21, 2013
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An Ashland physician has been arrested for allegedly practicing with an expired license. U.S. Senator Rand Paul is conceding that President Obama won the budget battle with House Republicans…and a southern Ohio lawmaker says the cost to his region for prescription drug abuse is “unbelievable”. 

    

Thursday, October 17

Oct 18, 2013
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Wednesday, October 16

Oct 17, 2013
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It’s back to the drawing board for the Rowan County Fiscal Court as it tries to find a location for a new, 300-bed jail. Olive Hill City Council has approved a payroll tax…and the company planning to build the Bluegrass Pipeline says it has secured land deals in parts of nine counties along the proposed path. 

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