GRAYSON Kentucky State Police were asking for the public’s help in finding a woman missing since Jan.12 in the Grayson area, but she was located on Monday.

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Government and business leaders across the state are addressing the negative economic and social impact facing the area after news broke of the impending closure of Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital.

ASHLAND A university lecturer and a traditional fiddle champion joined two schoolchildren Monday to provide luncheon entertainment for Ashland Rotarians.

FRANKFORT – A measure that would add to major school safety legislation that passed into law last year advanced to the state House of Representatives Jan. 27.


In 2012, Yulia Perevozchikova was a sophomore student at Rowan County High School and a Rogers Scholar with The Center for Rural Development. Today, Yulia is a University of Kentucky graduate and a Strategy Consultant at UK HealthCare.

On Tuesday, Jan. 28, NAMI Morehead (National Alliance on Mental Illness) will show "The Perks of Being a Wallflower" at the Rowan County Library, Morehead, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

FRANKFORT – Legislation that would impose stricter voter identification requirements advanced in the Kentucky General Assembly today after the Senate State & Local Government Committee passed an amended version of the measure.


The Morehead site for OLLI (Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UK) will hold an open house and registration on Tuesday, Feb. 11, from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. at Morehead United Methodist Church, 227 West Main Street, Morehead.

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LAKEVIEW HEIGHTS One male was transported to the hospital after sustaining a leg laceration as a passenger in a car vs. tree accident.

MSU President Dr. Jay Morgan (second row, right) joined students, faculty, staff and community members for an annual march to celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at the Adron Doran University Center (ADUC) the evening of Monday, Jan. 20. The event kicked off a week of activities to honor Ki…

The Morehead Lions Club presented a $200 check to Fazoli’s in 2019 for its Share the Love Drive. The program provides meals to families identified through Christian Social Services. From left are Lions Club vice president Craig Dennis, Malesa Jones, Fazoli’s manager; and David Sexton, Lions …

FRANKFORT There’s always a guessing game among Capitol observers in the early days of a General Assembly session over which issues will be designated as Senate Bill 1 and House Bill 1 – honorifics reserved for matters considered to be among top priorities by legislative leaders.

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MOREHEAD A resolution passed unanimously Tuesday morning to declare Rowan County a “Second Amendment Sanctuary.”

Morehead State University will be closed Monday, Jan. 20, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Classes will not meet, and administrative offices will be closed.

Citing lower costs and the digital age, Republican State Rep. Jerry Miller has introduced legislation to remove paid public notices from newspapers and instead post them for free on local government websites.

Dr. Chris Miller, Dean of the College of Education and professor of education at Morehead State and Dr. Anthony A. Piña, associate provost for teaching and learning at Sullivan University, have a newly published book by Springer publishing called “Lessons in Leadership in the Field of Educat…


Amy McGrath, a Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate, visited Morehead Wednesday. She met with veterans at the Rowan County Veterans Museum before going to Harold White Lumber. There she met with CEO Ray White and toured the lumber yard. The two discussed the impact of tariffs with China on e…

Since 2002, Morehead State Public Radio listeners have enjoyed a weekly program of storytelling by local, regional and national storytellers. Setting a new milestone, the 400th episode of the program will air on Sunday, Jan. 19.

The children and young people of Lakeview Community Church raised $800 to donate to the Family Resource Centers of Bath County Middle School and Rodburn Elementary School. Pictured is a group of the children. Samuel McKenzie made the presentation of $400 to Lisa Porter to be given to the Rod…

A new thrift shop, The Thrifty Gifter, recently opened at 125 South Wilson Avenue, next to the Morehead Conference Center. The shop is owned by Donna Calvert, Brenda Porter and Kelli Besselman who are all lifelong residents of Morehead.


MOREHEAD Morehead Fire Department’s Station 1 will soon have two new bay doors. City council voted unanimously to replace two aging doors at the station.

Shelby Wright with Kappa Delta sorority dropped off many needed donations to STAR (Saving the Animals of Rowan) collected from the sorority sisters during the holiday season.


MOREHEAD The Rowan County Sheriff’s Office arrested six persons between Dec. 5, 2019 and Jan. 8, 2020 on various drug related charges.

FRANKFORT – With gavel strikes at opposite ends of the State Capitol, members of the Senate and House officially started the Kentucky General Assembly’s 2020 session on Jan. 7.

On Monday, Dec. 23, Rotarians Donna Gilliam and Connie Richardson delivered clothing of all sizes, toiletries, travel bags and suitcases to Benchmark Family Services for children in foster care.

On Saturday, Jan. 11, the American Legion 9th District of Kentucky will host a Veterans Resource Expo at American Legion Post 76, 405 20th Street, Ashland, from noon to 5 p.m.

Fleming County U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) announced that Jerry Coldiron of Morehead and Harold Sorrell of Hillsboro were elected to represent their local administrative areas (LAA 5 and LAA 1) during the recent county committee election.

Rowan County Farm Bureau was recognized during the 100th Kentucky Farm Bureau (KFB) annual meeting in Louisville for its outstanding membership and program achievement in 2019. The award honors county Farm Bureau offices who meet the company’s profitability requirements and whose insurance p…