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Saturday 10/19/2019
Gallery: Homecoming
Updated: October 19, 2019 - 8:47 pm

The Homecoming Parade on Saturday, October 19, 2019 along Main Street. 

Friday 10/18/2019
Morehead Theater Guild raises the dead
Posted: October 18, 2019 - 9:38 pm

The Morehead Theatre Guild raised the dead by telling their history at the Old Town Cemetery.

Morehead State faces possible upcoming debt crisis
Updated: October 18, 2019 - 7:45 pm

Morehead State is facing major debt issues if action isn’t taken in the next 12 to 24 months, according to President Dr. Jay Morgan at the October board of regents meeting.

Thursday 10/17/2019
Basketball players prepare for upcoming season
Updated: October 17, 2019 - 5:04 pm

Morehead State University men and women basketball teams hosted the annual Media Day which previewed the Eagles’ upcoming season that’s just around the corner.    

Art student opens a ceramics business
Posted: October 17, 2019 - 11:36 am

An art student is combining nature and clay in a new business endeavor.

Wednesday 10/16/2019
Oswald Brothers Band performs at MSU
Updated: October 16, 2019 - 3:12 pm

The Oswald Brothers Band performed at Button Auditorium on October 15. The concert was a part of the campus activities board for homecoming week. 

Tuesday 10/15/2019
County receives funding to fix roads
Updated: October 15, 2019 - 3:27 pm

Rowan County is receiving $154,272 from the Kentucky Department of Transportation in flex funding.

Thursday 10/10/2019
Rowan County Public Library Promotes LGBT Education
Updated: October 10, 2019 - 12:12 pm

The Rowan County Public Library held a program called Cookies, Crafts, and LGBT History in order to educate others about the LGBT community.

Monday 10/07/2019
Super Smash Bros players found a new place to compete
Updated: October 07, 2019 - 7:23 pm

Fans of Super Smash Bros now have a new place to play due to a member of the Morehead State gaming club.

History students work to create upcoming documentary
Updated: October 07, 2019 - 5:40 pm

History students are getting the opportunity to dive into a documentary production.

Sunday 10/06/2019
Reviving community through the Gourd Festival
Updated: October 07, 2019 - 11:09 am

In a community formerly centered around a brickyard, Lloyd Dean started the Gourd Festival and Trade Day to promote community engagement.

Saturday 10/05/2019
First Friday Market comes to a close
Updated: October 05, 2019 - 5:28 pm

This month’s First Friday Market may have been the last of the season, but it was certainly not the least.

Woman's Club paints the town pink for breast cancer
Posted: October 05, 2019 - 2:30 pm

The Morehead Woman’s Club held their second annual Paint the Town Pink event on Saturday, October 5, 2019 at the Rowan County Arts Center to raise breast cancer awareness.

Friday 10/04/2019
"Murder in the Mountains"
Updated: October 04, 2019 - 4:39 pm

One author never thought writing, producing and directing a film would lead him to become so involved in telling the story of a young woman’s murder. 

Wednesday 10/02/2019
Fuzzy Duck celebrates 25 years
Updated: October 02, 2019 - 5:54 pm

When the Fuzzy Duck opened 25 years ago, owners Dan and Marge Thomas had only dreamed it would become the community staple it is today. 

Monday 09/30/2019
Blue and Gold Championship of Marching Bands
Updated: September 30, 2019 - 2:09 pm

Madison Central High School knocked the lights out at the Blue and Gold Championship of Marching Bands September 28. Twenty-two marching bands took part in this year’s competition held at Jayne Stadium at Morehead State University. The event was made up of high school bands from across MSU’s service region. Despite technical difficulties with the stadium’s lighting, Madison Central continued their performance through the blackout before performing a second time to take first place, followed by Harrison County and Bourbon County respectfully.

Sunday 09/29/2019
Browning Orchard Festival finishes ninth year
Updated: October 04, 2019 - 4:19 pm

After 120 years, The Browning Orchard is still flourishing and providing a fall festival within the community.

Cave Run Storytelling Festival preserves history with a range of emotion
Updated: September 29, 2019 - 5:05 pm

Stories caused a range of emotion to fill the air this weekend at Cave Run Lake.

An extra semester creates a new experience
Updated: September 29, 2019 - 11:45 am

Kristen Hamm decided to take full advantage of an extra semester to explore her passion and make a difference at Morehead State University through the International Peer Mentoring Program (IPMP). 

Saturday 09/28/2019
Bluegrass crosses generations
Updated: September 29, 2019 - 1:42 am

IBMA Generations
MSU students and faculty performed on the Youth Stage at the International Bluegrass Music Assocciation convention Friday, Septmber 27, 2019 in Raleigh, NC. Photo by Makayla Holder / The Trail Blazer Makayla Holder

Students brush shoulders with their inspirations
Updated: September 29, 2019 - 1:53 am

Meghan Bryant (right), Hayley King (left) and the other MSU students performed on the Youth Stage at the International Bluegrass Music Assocciation convention Friday, Septmber 27, 2019 in Raleigh, NC. Photo by Makayla Holder / The Trail Blazer Makayla Holder

Friday 09/27/2019
Morehead State Theatre Students to direct Broadway musical
Updated: September 27, 2019 - 10:50 pm

The Broadway musical Title of Show will be performed at the Lucille Caudill Little Theatre later this semester.

Traditional and bluegrass students make annual musical trek
Updated: September 27, 2019 - 3:37 pm

IBMA Arrival
Hayley King particpates in a jam session with Rhona Vincent at the International Bluegrass Music Assocciation convention Thursday, Septmber 26, 2019 in Raleigh, NC. Morehead State University students and faculty from the Kentucky Center for Traditional Music traveled to North Caroline to share their love for bluegrass at the International Bluegrass Music Assoication convention. Photo by Makayla Holder / The Trail Blazer Makayla Holder

Thursday 09/26/2019
Kentucky's Council on Postsecondary Education visits MSU on Listening Tour
Posted: September 26, 2019 - 8:50 pm

The president of Kentucky’s Council on Postsecondary Education brought his Listening Tour to hear Morehead State University student and staff opinions on needs to improve in higher education.

Student wins Ariana Grande tickets at karaoke night
Updated: September 26, 2019 - 5:09 pm

Students rocked out Wednesday for a chance to win Ariana Grande concert tickets at a Karaoke Night event, hosted by the Campus Activities Board.

Wednesday 09/25/2019
Rowan County rallies for recovery
Updated: September 25, 2019 - 11:41 am

Members of the Rowan County community were buzzing with activity onTuesday evening as they came out to show their support for recovering addicts in the region at the Laughlin Health Building.

Monday 09/23/2019
New Beginnings with Frontier Housing
Updated: September 24, 2019 - 10:54 am

Families celebrated Thursday September 19 on LuAllen Lane as they entered the final phase of construction on five houses.

Brothers produce album with over 800 miles between them
Updated: September 23, 2019 - 8:08 pm

With over 800 miles between them, three brothers collaborated online to produce their newest album “More Than A Line.” 

Sunday 09/22/2019
Akers nominated for broadcasters' award
Updated: September 22, 2019 - 10:00 pm

The news director for the university’s public radio affiliate is the only woman to be individually nominated for an award by the Kentucky Broadcasters Association. 

Saturday 09/21/2019
A t-shirt sparks a tradition
Updated: September 23, 2019 - 11:27 am

From t-shirts to tradition, one vendor at the Poppy Mountain Bluegrass Festival becomes a regular part of fans' yearly experience.

Arts and Eats supports local businesses
Updated: September 21, 2019 - 4:36 pm

Visitors at Morehead’s Arts and Eats Festival had the chance to shop from over 100 booths including an artist who crafts her jewelry based on Nordic runes and animal remains.

Friday 09/20/2019
Elizabeth Mesa-Gaido to be featured in KMAC Museum’s Triennial exhibition
Updated: September 20, 2019 - 1:29 pm

Elizabeth Mesa-Gaido's work is being featured in the “Contemporary Art of the Commonwealth: Crown of Rays” exhibition at the Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft in Louisville, Ky. 

KCTM student follows dreams of teaching
Updated: September 20, 2019 - 1:31 pm

Performing is nothing new for Elizabeth Bowman, a current student at the Kentucky Center for Traditional Music, and that isn’t changing any time soon.

Thursday 09/19/2019
Gallery: Poppy Mountain
Updated: September 19, 2019 - 8:23 pm

Gallery from the Poppy Mountain Bluegrass festival 2019.

Professional trumpeter finds new passion in teaching
Updated: September 19, 2019 - 4:38 pm

Listening to the trumpet on TV at a young age gave Greg Wing a passion for performing and teaching music.

Wednesday 09/18/2019
Campus group raises awareness for dangers of alcohol
Updated: September 18, 2019 - 5:19 pm

Students were encouraged to drive like they partied all night. 

Rebecca Scott has a past of “clowning around.”
Updated: September 18, 2019 - 1:10 pm

From the big top of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circus to the classroom, one Morehead State professor has a storied past of “clowning around.” 

Monday 09/16/2019
The twists and turns of pursuing art
Updated: September 18, 2019 - 10:33 am

What started as a childhood passion for art has turned into a career for one graphic artist. But her journey has been all but smooth as she pursues her bachelor of fine arts.

Ukrainian student follows passion for jazz music
Updated: September 16, 2019 - 12:39 pm

An international student from Ukraine who has been singing since she was 4 years old came to Morehead two years ago to continue her passion for music.

Sunday 09/15/2019
Morehead State student pursues law career through Canadian Parliament internship
Updated: September 15, 2019 - 3:53 pm

While many students at Morehead State spend their summers at internships to learn hands on skills, many are not offered the chance to leave the country.

ACLU of Kentucky Smart Justice Advocates offer olive branch
Updated: September 15, 2019 - 1:25 pm

The ACLU of Kentucky Smart Justice Advocates sought to offer an olive branch to the Morehead community to discuss the rights of the incarcerated and formerly incarcerated Saturday, September 14.

Bluegrass sparks a family tradition
Updated: September 16, 2019 - 12:21 pm

Bluegrass turns a family business into an international tradition as thousands are expected to come to the Poppy Mountain Bluegrass Festival to share their love for music.

Saturday 09/14/2019
Many Moons cycles through Morehead
Updated: September 14, 2019 - 1:44 pm

Saffron Miller
Saffron Miller sets under a canopy behind inventory of Many Moons at the Morehead State University bell tower on Wedsenday, September 11, 2019 in Morehead Ky. Photos by Nacogdoches Miller Nacogdoches Miller

Being homesick led Carl Prust to tattooing
Updated: September 16, 2019 - 6:30 pm

Carl Prust
Carl Prust gives a tattoo at the Homesick Tattoo Company studio on September 12, 2019 in Morehead, Ky. Photo by Charlee Harmon. Charlee Harmon

Friday 09/13/2019
Rowan County Christmas raises a fork for a better cause
Updated: September 13, 2019 - 4:05 pm

Rowan County residents raised a fork for a better cause at the second Rowan County Christmas spaghetti dinner on September 12.

Calling on tradition
Updated: September 13, 2019 - 10:06 am

Square Dance
Dancers swing on Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019, at the Rowan arts Center in Morehead, Ky. Photo by Marie Roberts / Trail Blazer Marie Roberts

Thursday 09/12/2019
Professional watercolorist shares his art with students
Updated: September 12, 2019 - 1:25 pm

An online job search brought a professional watercolorist to Morehead State University, after honing his art in secret.

A handmade dulcimer brought Sarah Morgan to mountain music
Updated: September 12, 2019 - 2:19 pm

Square Dance
Sarah Kate Morgan performs on Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019, at the Rowan arts Center in Morehead, Ky. Photo by Charlee Harmon / Trail Blazer Charlee Harmon

Honoring those lost
Updated: September 14, 2019 - 1:04 pm

9/11 Memorial
Morehead State University hosted a 9/11 memorial to honor those who lost their lives in that tragic event Wednesday, September 9, 2019 in Morehead, KY. Photo by Makayla Holder / Trail Blazer Makayla Holder

Tuesday 09/10/2019
Ken Stringfellow to perform in Morehead
Updated: September 11, 2019 - 11:45 am

Ken Stringfellow will be performing a stripped-down acoustic set at the Rowan County Arts Center on September 27.