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Thursday 02/27/2020
16th Region Tourney visitors can't go hungry, thirsty or tired
Updated: February 27, 2020 - 7:41 pm

With the 16th Region High School Tournament making its annual trek to Morehead and Morehead State University next week, we’ve made a short list of places to visit while you’re here, followed up with where you can rest up for the next round of play.

Tuesday 02/25/2020
White wins special election for 99th District
Updated: February 25, 2020 - 10:02 pm

The story has been updated to reflect Bill Redwine's social media statement.

Holbrook Drugs is a tradition
Updated: February 26, 2020 - 4:25 pm

Root-A-Bakers puts the “Sweet” in “Sweetest Bakery in Kentucky”
Updated: February 25, 2020 - 8:35 am

Root-A-Bakers Bakery and Café may have gotten a late start in the contest, but they didn’t let that stop them from taking home the title of “Sweetest Bakery in Kentucky”. 

Monday 02/24/2020
STAR of Rowan Rescues Neglected Animals
Updated: February 24, 2020 - 9:10 pm

A dog sits in its kennel at the S.T.A.R. facilities on February 17, 2020 in Rowan County, Ky. Photo by Makayla Holder | The Trail Blazer By Makayla Holder

Friday 02/21/2020
MSU student wins undergraduate essay award in philosophy
Updated: February 21, 2020 - 4:45 pm

In his first-place essay about moral participation, Cody Johnson explored what categories or qualities an individual, creature or thing must have to deserve moral treatment. 

MSUTv adds new series to student-led programming
Updated: February 21, 2020 - 1:50 pm

Morehead State University Television has a new addition to their lineup of student-led programming that asks a simple question: What’s Up Wednesday?

NASA Administrator Visits MSU
Updated: February 21, 2020 - 11:05 am

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Administrator Jim Bridenstine visited Morehead State University, MSU, as this year’s W. Terry McBrayer Presidential Lecture Series in Government and Leadership speaker.

Community rallies to honor photographer
Updated: February 21, 2020 - 9:54 am

A community photographer who documented Mt. Sterling nearly his entirely life was honored Thursday during a high school basketball game by students dressed in medical scrubs. It was a fitting tribute.

Wednesday 02/19/2020
Students learn new recipes at Cookin' with CAB
Updated: February 19, 2020 - 10:02 pm

Cooks from Aramark showed students what’s cookin’ at the Campus Activities Board’s event, Cookin’ with CAB.

Tuesday 02/18/2020
Hunt Seat Team finishes season strong, three advance to regionals
Updated: February 18, 2020 - 7:59 pm

The Morehead State University Hunt Seat Equestrian Team had a strong season finish with two weekends of away shows at the University of Kentucky and Midway University.     

Monday 02/17/2020
Dinky Gowan brings illusion show to Morehead
Updated: February 17, 2020 - 11:17 pm

Masters of Illusion shocked the audience at the Morehead Conference Center.

Finding confidence at Virgil Davis Karate Studios
Posted: February 17, 2020 - 5:24 pm

Self-defense is a priority at the Virgil Davis Karate studio in Morehead, Ky. 

Saturday 02/15/2020
High school students practice with local musicians
Updated: February 15, 2020 - 12:29 pm

Professional and local musicians spent two days in Morehead to work with high school bands at the 61st annual Morehead State University Band Clinic.

Wednesday 02/12/2020
Three men's calling to revitalize Appalachia
Updated: February 13, 2020 - 6:55 pm

Three Appalachia natives started a business with the goal of revitalizing the region and carrying on the Eastern Kentucky way of life with hemp.

Picking up breadcrumbs: An Artist's Journey
Updated: February 13, 2020 - 6:58 pm

Robyn Moore has been “following little breadcrumbs” for all of her artistic career, even leading her to Australia and back as she discovered herself.

Tuesday 02/11/2020
Owners of Sawstone talk about the art of craft beer
Updated: February 27, 2020 - 7:32 pm

The first and only brewery in Morehead began with a group of longtime friends and a passion for beer. 

Monday 02/10/2020
Local Artists bring home LEXI's
Updated: February 10, 2020 - 7:01 pm

Bedford Band and Wicked Peace both picked up awards for their respective musical styles at the 6thAnnual Lexington Music Awards.

Danny Harris and his road to becoming an innovator
Updated: February 10, 2020 - 7:03 pm

Businessman, Entrepreneur and Ashland Native Danny Harris has established himself as an innovator

Saturday 02/08/2020
AppalachiCanna shows how hemp can revitalize the region
Updated: February 10, 2020 - 6:47 pm

A new local company named AppalachiCanna held their first Hemp Expo to help educate on the worth of resources to the region.

Gallery: Tyler Childers and the Foodstamps at the Ryman
Updated: February 10, 2020 - 2:43 pm

Tyler Childers and the Foodstamps performed at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tn on Friday, Feb. 7, 2020. This was their first performance of 4 sold-out shows at the venue. 

Friday 02/07/2020
New engineering program coming Fall 2020
Updated: February 08, 2020 - 10:58 am

A new engineering program, the first of its kind in Kentucky, is coming to Morehead State University in the Fall of 2020.

Thursday 02/06/2020
Sophomores showcase work at annual art exhibition
Updated: February 07, 2020 - 11:42 am

The Morehead State department of Art and Design held their annual sophomore exhibit February 5.

Wednesday 02/05/2020
Kentucky mountains inspire local glass artist
Updated: February 05, 2020 - 3:36 pm

The sounds of the forest inspired Debbie Weiner to create glass art.

Tuesday 02/04/2020
The Perfect Team
Updated: February 05, 2020 - 1:02 am

A series of drug overdoses had the city revamp a decades-old program and add a four-legged officer with a nose for trouble. 

Monday 02/03/2020
CAB hosts Super Bowl party
Updated: February 03, 2020 - 8:46 pm

The Morehead State Campus Activities Board (CAB) partnered with Aramark to host a Super Bowl LIV watch party.

Monday 01/27/2020
Spicing up downtown Mt. Sterling
Updated: January 28, 2020 - 4:49 pm

The beautiful downtown cityscape of Mt. Sterling is something Danielle King loved about the area when she moved there in 2002. However, she found the scene needed some improvements. A decade later, she found her chance to spice up downtown. 

US Army Band gives master class
Updated: January 27, 2020 - 7:04 pm

The 282nd Army Band brought a performance and a master class to Morehead State University.  

Gallery: Winter Adventure Weekend
Updated: January 27, 2020 - 11:05 am

These adventure enthusiasts didn't let the rainy weather keep them from entering the rope climbing competition during Winter Adventure Weekend at Cater Caves State Resort Park.

Sunday 01/26/2020
They were ready when the call came
Updated: January 26, 2020 - 11:14 am

Heather Alley and Ryan Gillum didn’t hesitate to boldly leap from an ensemble rehearsal room in Morehead, to perform Saturday night on a stage that regularly held Bill Monroe. 

Saturday 01/25/2020
"A Day of Giving" aids in relief efforts for the Australian bushfires
Updated: January 26, 2020 - 11:08 am

In response to the Australian bushfire relief efforts, students, faculty and alumni at Morehead State University took to sewing machines to lend a hand during A Day of Giving.

Friday 01/24/2020
Richardson finds new chances through Undercover Boss
Updated: January 26, 2020 - 11:15 am

After struggling through financial issues, and the loss of her brother, Bailey Richardson was given a chance to live a better life thanks to Undercover Boss.

Tuesday 01/21/2020
March held to honor Dr. King
Posted: January 21, 2020 - 6:53 pm

 The annual march in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was held at the Adron Doran University Center (ADUC) on Monday, Jan. 20. The event kicked off a week of activities to honor King’s legacy. 

Monday 01/20/2020
"A Time for Tales" hits 400 episodes
Updated: January 21, 2020 - 3:40 pm

The 400th episode of “A Time for Tales” hit the airwaves on Morehead State Public Radio on January 12.

Sunday 01/19/2020
CoffeeTree Books holds fourth annual Sheep In
Updated: January 19, 2020 - 9:03 pm

Dozens of knitters and crocheters piled into CoffeeTree Books for their fourth annual Sheep In. It is a day-long event where attendees can win prizes, knit, get first call on limited knitting products and have dinner. It was a full event as all tickets were sold out prior to the Sheep In.

Monday 12/09/2019
James Colgan repurposed a California hobby into a Kentucky business
Updated: December 09, 2019 - 12:38 pm

James Colgan has found a way to repurpose his California hobbies into a jewelry-making business in Kentucky almost six years after living in three states across the country.

Sunday 12/08/2019
Morehead's Christmas parade restored by Fannin
Updated: December 08, 2019 - 1:30 pm

Jeff Fannin took it upon himself to restore Morehead’s Christmas parade nearly a decade ago.

Saturday 12/07/2019
Gallery of 2019 Christmas Parade
Posted: December 07, 2019 - 9:05 pm

The annual Christmas Parade took place Friday, December 6 on Main Street in Morehead. Below is a gallery by Sarah Mitchell.

Hometown Holiday celebrates 20 years
Updated: December 07, 2019 - 10:06 pm

For two decades Morehead has celebrated Hometown Holidays.

Friday 12/06/2019
Ashland's Festival of Trees grows
Updated: December 06, 2019 - 9:56 am

Over 16,000 people traveled to Ashland, Ky. to see the various exhibits and new category at Festival of Trees and Trains at the Paramount Arts Center.

Thursday 12/05/2019
Rowan Co. High to participate in inaugural parade
Updated: December 05, 2019 - 2:10 pm

The Rowan County Senior High School band will be featured in the inaugural parade in Frankfort for the first time since 1995.

Wednesday 12/04/2019
Lori Dobson collects suitcases for foster children
Updated: December 04, 2019 - 8:34 pm

Lori Dobson created a program to collect suitcases for foster children.

Tuesday 12/03/2019
Gallery: KCTM Semester Finale Concert
Updated: December 03, 2019 - 9:28 pm

Photos from the Kentucky Center for Traditional Music's semester finale concert at the Morehead Conference Center on Tuesday, December 3, 2019. 

Turkey Trot raises money for Helping Hands
Updated: December 03, 2019 - 10:00 pm

Before feasting on Thanksgiving turkey, over 500 people helped give back to the community in a 5k run.

Monday 12/02/2019
Alumni Tower evacuates for circuitry repair
Posted: December 02, 2019 - 3:46 pm

Alumni Tower residents evacuated the building Monday morning due to an issue with the circuitry controlling their power in the basement.

Sunday 11/24/2019
Horse riding became a lifestyle for Reed
Updated: November 24, 2019 - 1:56 pm

Audrey Reed continued to pursue the competitive lifestyle of horse shows alongside her teammates despite an accident earlier in life.

Saturday 11/23/2019
Wildfire Designs opens in Morehead
Updated: November 23, 2019 - 2:47 pm

What started as a hobby, is now a dream for one woman and her husband.

Friday 11/22/2019
"People are Animals, Too"
Updated: November 22, 2019 - 10:49 am

An invitation from a Morehead State University teacher brought guest speaker, Dr. Allison Thornton, all the way from Alabama to MSU. 

Wednesday 11/20/2019
Stephanie Willoughby raises awareness for diabetes
Updated: November 20, 2019 - 12:33 pm

Stephanie Willoughby has used her love of pageants to bring awareness to diabetes, a disease which affects around 29 million Americans each year.

Saturday 11/16/2019
Students get into the holiday spirit with ornament decorating
Updated: November 16, 2019 - 8:06 pm

Morehead State University students were in the holiday spirit at an ornament decorating party on Friday night.