We salute Rowan County veterans like Paul McKenzie, 92, who served during World War II in Germany in the 242 Infantry, Rainbow Division, and all other veterans who have served to protect our great country.

Fox, of Kentucky State Police Post 8 in Morehead, received the Leadership Award for KSP Telecommunications Academy Class 13 that graduated Oct. 19.

L’Shae Black was crowned 2018 Rowan County Senior High School Homecoming Queen on Oct. 5. She was escorted by Trevor Utterback.

The festival celebrated its 20th year on the shores of Cave Run Lake last weekend. More than 3,200 students from more than 20 regional schools attended, as well as thousands from the public.

We salute the annual Morehead festival, the vendors and participants for another successful event. The 2018 festival had the second highest ticket sale since it started in 2011.

The Vikings have not been ranked in the AP Top 10 poll since 2010. This week they broke into the ranks in State 4A Football. They are 4-1 on the season.

We salute the hundreds of volunteers and first responders who helped in flood relief efforts and helped search for a missing 8-year-old boy.

The latest RCSHS student to attend the Governor’s School for the Arts, Jordan spent three weeks honing his musical theatre skills.

The Morehead couple and their business, Calico Patch Quilt Shop, will be featured in the Fall/Winter issue of Quilt Sampler® magazine, published by Better Homes & Gardens.

The Rowan County FFA student brought home a Grand Champion Award for her potted flower category at the Kentucky State Fair. The FFA team also did well in dairy judging.

The Rowan County road foreman recently retired after serving on the road department for 16 years.

These two veterans of the Morehead Police Department recently retired from law enforcement. Congratulations and enjoy your retirement!

The latest Morehead State alumni to be inducted into the Alumni and Athletics Hall of Fame include Ronald Cartee, Julie Riffe, Kelly Wells, Nick Atzinger, David Hyland and Karen Lutes.

Caudill, a competitive fisherman, was recently named head coach of the Rowan County Vikings' first bass fishing team. To get involved by becoming a sponsor, contact the high school at 784-8956.

We salute James who was recognized recently at a highway dedication ceremony hosted by the Legion. The stretch of highway on US 60 east from Christy Creek to Big Perry will be named in honor of the U.S. Army veteran of World War II.

Jones has been chosen to lead the Morehead State University softball team. She has been an assistant coach at Miami University and head coach at Asbury.

The new principal at Rowan County Senior High School has spent the past five years as an assistant there. Her familiarity with the school and students make her a great fit as she promotes academics.

We salute the recipients of the Morehead-Rowan County Chamber of Commerce awards. From graduates of the leadership academy to educator of the year and business beautification, among others, they are truly community minded.

The Rowan County grad has raised more than $50,000 for leukemia and aphasia research. He will compete in his first Ironman this November to raise funds for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

About 20 Rowan County athletes made the trip to Richmond for the 2018 Special Olympic State Summer Games. They participated in aquatics, bocce ball, rhythmic gymnastics, soccer and track and field.

What a thrilling season for Mike McGuire and his Eagles! The team had a tremendous 37-26 record, winning the OVC tournament and playing two games in the NCAA Clemson Regional.

We salute the 35 individuals who received their GED in graduation ceremonies for 2017-2018. Best of luck as they celebrate this milestone.

Kammy Rose, Janae Graham, Sarah Hallock and Erin Wilburn (MVP), along with Matthew Gagliano, Shane Taylor, Corey Binion and AJ Hacker (MVP) were selected in softball and baseball. Regional play starts this week.

We salute those Rowan County citizens who spent their time as precinct workers during Tuesday's primary election. They put in many hours before polls opened at 6 a.m.

We salute the Class of 2018 at Rowan County Senior High School and wish them luck in their post-high school endeavors.

Williams served as the director of the Rowan County Public Library for 18 years. Her last day was Tuesday. We wish her well in her retirement.

We salute the nearly 1,200 candidates Morehead State honored at its two spring commencements on Saturday. ROTC students also were commissioned.

This local servant is retiring after more than 28 years with the Morehead community recycling center. She also is a longtime supporter of the arts and agriculture in Rowan County.

The long-time executive director of the Gateway ADD will continue to be a champion for economic and community development long after her recent retirement.

As Rowan County's new superintendent, Maxey will oversee the school district's 3,300 students and 493 staff members.

Cline, a resource officer at Rowan County Middle School, goes the extra mile helping students. He was recently named a Superhero for Our Children in law enforcement.

The company will spend $66.5 million to build a new wooden barrel manufacturing plant, or cooperage, in the county while creating 220 new jobs. Construction should start in early 2019.

The goal of this new community group is to preserve, protect and promote the park. The group hopes to raise community awareness of the value of the park.

We salute these recent retirees from the Morehead-Rowan County EMS for their combined more than 40 years of service as paramedics.

We salute the MSU Student Government Association for the “Run with a Pup” 5K, which benefited the Tri-County Animal Shelter. SGA raised over $600 for the shelter.

Morehead State hosted the first-ever Division I beach volleyball game in Kentucky last week. It was the season home opener for Coach Gordon and his team, on the newly dedicated Fazoli’s Breadstick Beach.

The committee, made up of advocates for child abuse victims and other concerned citizens, is committed to the idea that all children have the right to grow up free from abuse and neglect.

Congratulations to Rowan County girls basketball’s new head coach. The Morehead native brings a passion for sports and mentoring to the program. He was 6-2 during his eight-game stint as interim head coach last season.

The longtime housing development professional has been selected to serve as Frontier Housing's new President & CEO.

Viewers from across the region and five other states visited the annual quilt show held last weekend. The event also featured nationally-known quilt and fabric designer Debbie Maddy.

Thousands of meals are being delivered to local food banks thanks to Rowan Fiscal Court. The county bought surplus food from FEMA to address hunger in the community. It was $5,000 well spent.

Tourism in Rowan County brought in 881 jobs and more than $70 million in revenue in 2016. Dozens celebrated the county's recognition as a Kentucky Economic Engine Award recipient from the state's travel industry association.

Having started a local chess club, Glover, Leonard Gay and Andrew Hankinson have become advocates for chess and the role it can play in education.

The Rowan County Middle School student served as a legislative page for Rep. Rocky Adkins during the general assembly last week.

We salute the individual, business and professional winners in this year’s Readers’ Choice balloting by our readers. That support shows that your patrons appreciate your customer service.

Rodburn Elementary hosted the District 114 Governor’s Cup recently with McBrayer receiving the sportsmanship award. Congratulations to all the winners.

The Rowan County Vikings defeated Bath County to become the 61st District basketball champs. They face Lewis County Thursday night in the first round of the regional tournament.

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