• October 17, 2018

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Tuesday 10/16/2018
Tim Thomas talks plans for Appalachia
Updated: October 16, 2018 - 10:49 pm

Jobs, high speed internet and economic growth took the stage during the first of the W. Terry McBrayer Presidential Lecture Series in Government and Leadership.

Monday 10/15/2018
Corbie Ellington Day recognized in Rowan County
Updated: October 15, 2018 - 6:53 pm

The Corbie Ellington American Legion Post 126 hosted a ceremony in Morehead’s Freedom Park on Friday, October 12, honoring Corbie Ellington, one of Rowan County’s residents who fell in the First World War in 1918.

Brianna Robinson speeds into two new titles
Updated: October 15, 2018 - 6:53 pm

A racecar driver at night and student by day, Brianna Robinson excels on and off the dirt track. 

Luke Trapp has big dreams for the agriculture industry
Updated: October 15, 2018 - 5:04 pm

Cloning and embryonic transplanting might sound like something out of a sci-fi movie, but for Luke Trapp, it’s the key to better livestock for both the animal and farmer. 

MSU gets in the Homecoming spirit
Posted: October 15, 2018 - 1:29 pm

Morehead State is gearing up for the most anticipated weekend in October- Homecoming.

Thursday 10/11/2018
Student Spotlight: Ashton Killen
Updated: October 11, 2018 - 5:13 pm

Though cell phones can reach across the world, Ashton Killen has service beyond the stars. 

Wednesday 10/10/2018
From football to frostbite
Updated: October 10, 2018 - 10:29 pm

From a football field to the freezing terrain of Antarctica that is the set of ‘Terra Nova’, Jackson Hurt rotated between countless hobbies before landing in musical theater.

Monday 10/08/2018
Visiting artist provided workshop to MSU students
Posted: October 08, 2018 - 1:25 pm

Artist Brian Somerville, a sculptor and fabricator of 10 years, offered MSU students a workshop on how he “feeds the beast.”

Sunday 10/07/2018
The Gourd Festival celebrates 35 years
Posted: October 07, 2018 - 12:42 am

Crafts, food and music filled the Haldeman Hayes Crossing Community Center on Saturday, as the Rowan County community celebrated the 35 annual Gourd Festival.

Friday 10/05/2018
BGE sings the language of the angels
Updated: October 06, 2018 - 3:52 pm

The Black Gospel Ensemble took to the stage Thursday night alongside three other choir groups for the Fall Choral Showcase Concert at the First Baptist Church of Morehead, Ky.

Wednesday 10/03/2018
The resident advisor queen
Posted: October 03, 2018 - 6:24 pm

Brandon Banta lives a double life as a residence advisor and as “Brandy Rose’ Grigio” the Drag Queen.

Nightmare in drag
Updated: October 03, 2018 - 7:27 am

Spectrums Nightmare on Drag Street show brought out several first-time performers and specials guests from all over the east coast. 

Monday 10/01/2018
Third Annual Yak Expo comes to Morehead
Updated: October 01, 2018 - 9:14 pm

Yak famers, buyers and those merely curious about the long-horned, shaggy-haired animals flocked to the Morehead State University farm.

Opinion: Children's Health Day
Updated: October 01, 2018 - 6:38 pm

Children’s health seems to be a topic that comes up each year, but it rarely gets the attention it needs.

Sunday 09/30/2018
The Browning Orchard Festival saw its largest turnout
Updated: September 30, 2018 - 8:02 pm

The 8th annual Browning Orchard Festival was held Sunday on the Fleming County orchard that was donated by the Browning family in 2008. The festival began in 2011. 

Mandolin player finds fiddle hero
Updated: October 01, 2018 - 10:05 am

Raleigh, NC  Hall-of-Fame musician John Hartford continues to inspire and live on in the world of bluegrass through students like Morehead State University’s Elizabeth Bowman.

The power of music
Updated: September 30, 2018 - 9:13 am

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The Mountain Music Ambassadors practice for their upcoming performce on the youth stage at the Raleigh Convention Center for the International Bluegrass Music Association convention and festival on September 26, 2018 in Raleigh, Nc. Photo by Julianna Leach Julianna Leach

Saturday 09/29/2018
The big week at IBMA
Updated: September 29, 2018 - 7:49 am

The Mountain Music Ambassadors wrapped Friday night with their first big performance on the youth stage at this year’s International Bluegrass Music Association festival, which left one day of events. 

Friday 09/28/2018
Dr. Morgan and family temporarily move off campus
Updated: September 28, 2018 - 11:56 pm

Morehead State President Dr. Morgan and his family temporarily moved off-campus after issues with their residence.

MSU Challenge Course offers thrill-seekers an adventure
Updated: September 28, 2018 - 11:46 pm

Members of the Morehead community looking for an exciting adventure can find one right on MSU’s campus.  

New Frontier Outfitters opens their first brick-and-mortar storefront
Updated: October 01, 2018 - 12:03 am

What started as an idea for a brand grew into a full-scale business for Morehead State University student Joshua Ravenscraft and his brother, alumni Jared Ravenscraft.

Thursday 09/27/2018
Terra Nova starts off The Little Company's 2018-2019 season
Updated: September 28, 2018 - 11:49 pm

Morehead State University’s Lucile Caudle Little Theater will begin its 2018-2019 season with the play Terra Nova.

Wednesday 09/26/2018
KCTM students made it to Raleigh for a week of bluegrass
Updated: September 26, 2018 - 2:59 pm

RALEIGH, NC Despite hurricane Florence hitting Raleigh, NC, the Wide-Open bluegrass festival remained open for business, which brought Morehead State University Students to the grounds.

Rogan creates a book fair
Updated: September 26, 2018 - 11:09 am

Emily Rogan has taken on the responsibility of planning and organization the first book drive for the Newman Center.

Tuesday 09/25/2018
Space station astronaut visits Craft
Updated: September 25, 2018 - 9:03 pm

Astronaut Drew Feustel spoke to Craft Academy for Excellence in Science and Mathematics students live from the International Space Station on Sept. 21 at the Space Science Center on the campus at Morehead State University.

Sunday 09/23/2018
Audio Feature: Dr. Scott Davison, Considering Philosophy
Updated: September 23, 2018 - 6:16 pm

Philosophy is not a study that most people decide to pursue, because of how limiting a degree in philosophy can be. 

Audio Feature: Luke Whitlock
Updated: September 23, 2018 - 5:43 pm

Finding comfort in art is a huge deal for many people and for Morehead State University convergent media student, Luke Whitlock, it provides more than just comfort. 

Saturday 09/22/2018
Images from the Morehead streets
Updated: September 22, 2018 - 6:07 pm

A local photographer showcased his work at the Rowan County Arts Center. 

Friday 09/21/2018
Tim Thomas to speak at Morehead State University
Updated: September 23, 2018 - 7:16 pm

Eastern Kentucky’s continuous challenges will be the topic to kick off Morehead State University speaker series. 

MSU alumni creates a successful business after starting with little
Updated: September 21, 2018 - 8:02 pm

Nine months after graduating from Morehead State, he started his own company. Since then, his revenue has increased ten-fold.

Opinion: Emotional support animals on campus
Updated: September 21, 2018 - 3:41 pm

Several students have the need for an Emotional Support Animal (ESA), but a lot of confusion surrounds the process to get one. 

MSU's Constitution Day turned into Constitution week
Updated: September 21, 2018 - 3:41 pm

Morehead State made Constitution Day into Constitution Week with many different programs to commemorate the signing. 

Interfaith Discussion shines light on religious diversity
Updated: September 21, 2018 - 3:39 pm

Morehead State student Kayla Bowen organized a discussion to show the religious diversity to MSU.

Thursday 09/20/2018
Double-major finds comfort zone
Updated: September 20, 2018 - 9:47 pm

A double-major in math and traditional music found her love for old-time music her first year of high school while on a horse ride in Boyd County. 

Morehead State University’s Vet Tech program ranked nationally
Updated: September 20, 2018 - 8:42 am

There are over 200 veterinary technology programs in the U.S., but MSU’s was ranked 15th in the country by College Choice, which wasn’t a surprise for students like Kaytlyn Bowens. 

Monday 09/17/2018
Morehead State professor creates unique pieces for annual Faculty Exhibition
Updated: September 17, 2018 - 2:08 pm

Dr. Robyn Moore said her artworks were paintings, but not paint on canvas. Rather, she coated canvases with photographic emulsion to create her art.

Sunday 09/16/2018
Arts and Eats kicks off the fall season in Morehead
Updated: September 16, 2018 - 7:31 pm

The eighth annual Arts and Eats Festival signaled the start of fall while it promoted student entrepreneurs and fall-themed crafts.

Saturday 09/15/2018
Morehead State music professors put on a show
Updated: September 15, 2018 - 9:09 pm

Thursday night was the perfect opportunity to enjoy classical music and opera singing as Morehead State music professors performed in Baird Music Hall.

Friday 09/14/2018
Morehead State artist takes her talents worldwide
Updated: September 14, 2018 - 1:08 pm

An art and design student took her talents from the Morehead State classroom to places across the globe.

Stories of Rowan County are displayed at Morehead Conference Center
Posted: September 14, 2018 - 11:55 am

Work produced by a world-wide student body of photojournalists tells the story of Morehead and Rowan County.

Monday 09/10/2018
First Friday outdoor market promotes homemade goods
Updated: September 11, 2018 - 4:15 pm

Although weather threatened to move the First Friday Outdoor Market inside skies were clear and the sun was hot for local vendors at the Rowan County Arts Center's monthly First Friday Outdoor Market.    

SAGE makes a comeback for gender equality
Updated: September 10, 2018 - 6:21 pm

SAGE, the Student Association of Gender Equality, has restarted in efforts to spread information and understanding on gender inequality.

Jennifer Reis to present at the National Art Entrepreneurship Conference
Updated: September 10, 2018 - 9:12 pm

Jennifer Reis will be featured at the upcoming National Art Entrepreneurship Conference in Colorado for her innovative teaching methods she refined at Morehead State University.

Sunday 09/09/2018
5 things to do for fall-fun in Morehead
Updated: September 09, 2018 - 3:21 pm

With fall quickly approaching, there’s no better time to see what Morehead and neighboring areas have to offer. We’ve compiled a list of fall-fun activities that will help get anyone into the fall spirit.

Saturday 09/08/2018
Main Street will close Saturday for Arts and Eats
Updated: September 10, 2018 - 10:08 pm

If you’re looking for a great way to support local business, raise money for non-profits and have a little fun, head down to Morehead’s Arts and Eats Festival this coming Saturday.

Tuesday 09/04/2018
Second annual Cruise-in gives back to the community
Updated: September 04, 2018 - 10:13 pm

It was chance to give back to charity that brought car enthusiasts out in the rain for the annual Good Times Cruise-in and Swap Meet on Saturday in Clearfield, Kentucky. 

Craft Academy student spends his free time with robots and a fiddle
Updated: September 23, 2018 - 6:30 pm

Whether its helping high school classmates build competitive robots or playing Irish tunes on the fiddle, Craft Academy student Joshua Loiacono always has something up his sleeve.

Monday 09/03/2018
Sardis Church rises from the ashes
Updated: September 05, 2018 - 12:47 pm

For a year, Barbara Kerns and her fellow parishioners had to hold Sunday services in a tent next to the burnt remains of their church. 

Sunday 09/02/2018
Space Science is Disney World for Graduate Student
Posted: September 02, 2018 - 9:28 pm

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.

Friday 08/31/2018
First annual Model Train and Railroad Show comes to Morehead
Updated: September 01, 2018 - 7:07 pm

Last weekend, the railroad came back to Morehead.