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Ivanka Trump to join Gov. Bevin in tour of Kentucky’s mountain region Friday, to explore workforce issues

By Tom Latek Kentucky Today Ivanka Trump is scheduled to tour Kentucky’s mountain region on Friday, visiting three bright spots in a region that long has been caught in the grip of economic woe.

 Gov. Matt Bevin will accompany the president’s daughter for stops in Paintsville, Prestonsburg, and Morehead.

 They will also participate in a roundtable discussion with state and local officials,...

Constance Alexander: Conflict and compromise come alive on Western Kentucky History Day

For the fourth year in a row, students from elementary, middle, and high schools in Western Kentucky made the past come alive on History Day. The annual event, sponsored by the Kentucky Historical Society, brought approximately seventy-five youngsters to Murray State University’s Crisp Center in Paducah last week, where they competed for opportunities to showcase their history projects at a statewide...

Bivens to present plenary session at Kentucky Arts Council’s Kentucky Creative Industry Summit

Retired Brig. Gen. Nolen Bivens will present the plenary session at the Kentucky Arts Council’s fourth annual Kentucky Creative Industry Summit on Dec. 5 in Morehead. Bivens’ presentation, titled “Building an Arts and Military Community, Health & Wellness Ecosystem,” will focus on national efforts to promote opportunities for artists, arts organizations and communities interested in supporting...

Five Eagle basketball players pick up honors for excellence off the court

(Photo provided)   Morehead State’s Drew Kelly, Chad Posthumus, Kareem Storey, Jordan Percell and Karam Mashour have been named to the 2013-14 National Association of Basketball Coaches Honors Court for academic achievement.   The Honors Court recognizes juniors or seniors who own a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.2 and have been enrolled at their current school at least...

See KY: Find your way to Morehead and find plenty of adventure from lakes to outer space

Cave Run Lake (Photo from Ky Tourism)   By Kathy Witt Special to KyForward   Find your way to Morehead, an Eastern Kentucky town tucked within Daniel Boone National Forest, and you’ll find plenty of adventure.   Fun-filled activities abound like hiking, mountain biking, boating, sailing, canoeing, kayaking, jet skiing, swimming, camping, fishing – whew! – and even the latest craze...

Flags ordered to half-staff to honor sacrifice
of Morehead man who died in Afghanistan

Staff Sgt. Daniel Fannin (Photo from WKYT) Gov. Steve Beshear today recognized the sacrifice of a Staff Sgt. Daniel N. Fannin, 30, of Morehead, who died while supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. He ordered flags at all state office buildings to be lowered to half-staff from sunrise to sunset on the day of Fannin’s interment, for which arrangements are pending.   According to the Department...

Tony Pence: Don Rigsby’s ‘high lonesome sound’ makes this music man worth a listen

Don Rigsby (Photos provided)   This is the first in an occasional series about the musical heritage of the Appalachian foothills and the impact the region’s songwriters, pickers and singers have on music today.   It’s about a 30-minute drive from Morehead to Sandy Hook winding along the narrow, curvy and tenacious road that is Kentucky Route 32 – a familiar stretch of highway...