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History of Morehead State gets a screening

Over two years ago, Steven Middleton was given the go-ahead to produce a documentary on the history of Morehead State University. It was during a casual sidewalk conversation with then president Dr. Wayne Andrews. "I said, 'do you know if anybody's ever attempted to make a documentary about the hist

MOREHEAD NEWS - 2017-09-19 17:46:00

Equifax may be happy to spend $1 per customer for their trouble

Equifax could get away with paying a mere $1 per person after failing to protect almost half of America's credit data. While the 118-year-old credit-reporting firm has been hit with more than 100 consumer lawsuits over its massive security breach, legal experts say there's room for a deal because ne

MOREHEAD NEWS - 2017-09-20 16:15:00

America's opioid problem is so bad it's cutting into U.S. life expectancy

Prosecutors in New York announced this week that an August drug raid yielded 140 pounds of fentanyl, the most in the city's history and enough to kill 32 million people, they told New York 4. Those numbers underscore the dizzying size of the current opioid crisis, and the report of the New York bust

MOREHEAD NEWS - 2017-09-20 11:32:00

SKYCTC presents 'An Evening with Industry'

GLASGOW - Students, community members and educators from around the region gathered in the Barren County High School auditorium on Tuesday for "An Evening With Industry," an event presented by Southcentral Kentucky Community and Technical College. James McCaslin, vice president of outreach and commu

MOREHEAD NEWS - 2017-09-20 02:03:00

Sheriff's office monitoring potential threat

The Rowan County Sheriff's Office is closely monitoring Rowan County Senior High School after receiving word of a potential threat to students. According to RCSHS principal Dr. Ray Ginter, an alleged note was found at the annual Morehead Arts and Eats Festival Saturday that threatened violence to st

MOREHEAD NEWS - 2017-09-20 13:45:00

Hurricane Maria lashes Puerto Rico with force not seen in 'modern history'

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - Hurricane Maria roared ashore on Puerto Rico on Wednesday as the strongest storm to strike the island in more than 80 years while panicked residents fled to high ground and huddled in shelters hoping to withstand powerhouse winds that have already left death and devastation a

MOREHEAD NEWS - 2017-09-20 11:40:00

Attorneys general in Appalachia pressure, sue health insurers over opioids

HUNTINGTON, W. Va. - The nation's advancing opioid epidemic has officials and lawmakers in the most impacted states taking on the entities they deem responsible for skyrocketing drug addiction and overdose numbers. Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear and West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Mor

MOREHEAD NEWS - 2017-09-19 19:55:00

Pet may help kid grow up, senior stay healthy

Furry friends can play a significant role in the lives of pet owners. Research verifies the old saying, "Dogs are man's best friend." For a long time, studies have shown that growing up with a pet encourages social skills and self-esteem in kids. Dogs and cats generally provide a higher level of int

MOREHEAD NEWS - 2017-09-19 19:30:00

Local organizations help clothe students

ASHLAND Every school year, nonprofit organizations Friends of the Children and Partners in Pride provide clothing to children in need in the Ashland and Russell school districts. Friends of the Children president Cheri Daniel told Ashland Rotarians on Monday the group works with the Family Resource

MOREHEAD NEWS - 2017-09-19 15:44:00

Environmental, outdoor groups vow to fight national monument reductions

Environmental and outdoor recreation groups threatened Monday to sue if President Donald Trump adopts Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke's leaked proposal to alter nearly a dozen national monuments, while grazing, fishing and other groups welcomed the recommendations. Zinke's plan to reduce the size of a

MOREHEAD NEWS - 2017-09-19 12:01:00

Norfolk Southern on hotseat after house fire

A home on Cox Lane in Tateville was destroyed by fire Saturday evening. No one was injured in the blaze, but some people connected to the incident say that emergency response was hampered by a slow-moving Norfolk-Southern train blocking the best entrance to the area. Tateville Volunteer Fire Chief J

MOREHEAD NEWS - 2017-09-19 11:45:00

LaFontaine students sail to success with ships, engineering and pirate speak

LaFontaine Preparatory School fourth- and fifth-grade students prepared to sail for success Tuesday as they built models for ships racing next week at Eastern Kentucky University's Weaver Pool. The small models created Tuesday were but miniature renderings of the larger six-foot finished products th

MOREHEAD NEWS - 2017-09-19 22:29:00

New health-care plan stumbles under opposition from governors

WASHINGTON - The suddenly resurgent Republican effort to undo the Affordable Care Act was dealt a major blow on Tuesday when a bipartisan group of governors came out against a proposal gaining steam in the Senate. But it was unclear whether it would ultimately derail the attempt, as key Republican s

MOREHEAD NEWS - 2017-09-19 21:30:00

Texas House Speaker Straus faces possible GOP censure

AUSTIN - Texas House Speaker Joe Straus won a number of high-profile legislative battles in this year, but fellow Republicans are now passing no-confidence resolutions aimed at removing him from his leadership role. Ray Myers, chair of the Kaufman County Tea Party, said 50 Texas county GOP organizat

MOREHEAD NEWS - 2017-09-19 21:00:00

Former Beshear official fined by ethics panel

FRANKFORT - A member of former Gov. Steve Beshear's administration violated the Executive Branch Code of Ethics by soliciting other state employees for contributions to Beshear's 2011 re-election campaign, according to the Executive Branch Ethics Commission. The commission also announced Monday that

MOREHEAD NEWS - 2017-09-19 17:58:00

In UN speech, Trump calls Kim Jong Un 'Rocket Man' and threatens to 'totally destroy North Korea'

NEW YORK - President Donald Trump on Tuesday warned the United Nations that the world faces "great peril" from gathering threats posed by rogue regimes with powerful weapons and terrorists with expanding reach across the globe, issuing a call to fellow leaders to join the United States in the fight

MOREHEAD NEWS - 2017-09-19 15:04:00

Morehead Fire to replace 34-year-old ladder truck

The Morehead Fire Department will soon be home to a new ladder truck that will replace the 34-year-old engine (pictured) that has become outdated due to advancements in technology, new safety requirements, and grueling wear and tear. The Morehead Fire Department will soon be home to a new ladder tru

MOREHEAD NEWS - 2017-09-18 22:15:00

Church Calendar: Sept. 20 through Oct. 1

Glory Hill Church, Route 7 North, Grayson will have special singing by Les Williams-The New Testament, beginning at 7 p.m. Pastor Carlos Newman invites everyone to attend. Monday, Sept. 25 Smith Creek Christian Holiness Church will hold revival through Sept. 30, at 7 p.m. nightly, with evangelist, B

JOURNAL-TIMES.COM - 2017-09-20 15:44:00

News to Use: Sept. 20 through Oct. 8

West Carter Mums Fall mums are for sale at the West Carter High School Greenhouse, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.. Call 286-2481 for more information. Colors are yellow, red, orange/bronze and pink/lavender. Priced at $6 each. Head Start Registration Northeast Head Start is accepting applications fo

JOURNAL-TIMES.COM - 2017-09-20 15:40:00

World Chicken Festival offers activities for all

LONDON - Colonel Harland Sanders would be proud and happy to see the success of the festival that began in his honor 28 years ago. He'd also be right in the middle of it, too. Sanders loved to prepare and serve great-tasting fried chicken and have a lot of fun while doing it. The same can be said fo

MOREHEAD NEWS - 2017-09-19 05:02:00