Weekly Safety Report: Former Student Killed in Osprey Crash, Fatal Accident on I-64 in Morehead, Kentucky
This week in Morehead, Kentucky, two incidents occurred that impacted the community. The first incident involved the tragic death of former Morehead State University student Kody Johnson, who was one of eight Americans killed in an Osprey crash during a training mission in Japan. Johnson served in the U.S. Airforce and attended MSU from 2009-2012. The second incident involved a fatal single-vehicle accident on I-64 near the 137 WB exit, where a woman lost her life.
Victim, suspect identified in Scioto County shooting
The victim and suspect in the fatal New Boston shooting have been identified.
Blue Creek School Board Meeting Scheduled for December 13th
The regular meeting of the Blue Creek School Board will be held on 12-13-2023 6:30 pm, in the school gym. The agenda may be viewed under Documents, Board of Education, Meeting Agendas.Visit here for more details.
Hometown Holidays 2023
Holiday cheer was spread for all to hear in downtown Morehead. The city of Morehead held its annual Hometown Holiday celebration with a parade that traveled through downtown on Friday, December 1, and many other events on Saturday, December 2. A Storybook Christmas at Corey’s Café, open houses for small businesses and a variety of live music all helped to get the community into the Christmas spirit.
New Paws, New Love: Adopt Cats Today in portsmouth, OH
Interested in adopting a pet — or just looking at some adorable pets near you up for adoption? There are dozens of endearing pets up for adoption at animal shelters in and around portsmouth..
Merger of fire districts proposed
Members of the Kinniconick and Lewis County fire protection districts have approved a joint petition of merger of the Kinniconick Fire Protection District into the Lewis County Fire Protection District. A public hearing on the proposal has been set for 2:00 p.m. Monday, December 18, in the judge executive’s office in the courthouse. The petition…
Weekly arrests report: 12/5/23
The following individuals were arrested and booked into the Carter County Detention Center over the past week. This list includes local arrests only. It does not include federal inmates being housed at or transported through the detention center. Michael Russell, 43, of Olive Hill, arrested by Carter County Sheriff, on...
Liberty Cornet Band Christmas Concert is December 18
Submitted News The Christmas season is upon us and it’s time for the Annual Liberty Cornet Band Salvation Ar
I-64 reopens hours after crashes
CARTER COUNTY, Ky. (WSAZ) - All lanes of Interstate 64 have reopened early Thursday morning after separate crashes near the Grayson area late Wednesday night. There was a separate crash in each direction a little after 10 Wednesday night. The road reopened about 1:30 Thursday morning. There’s no word now...
KYTC officials hold meeting on proposed road work to US 60 in Carter County
Kentucky Transportation Cabinet engineers have come up with some ways to make US 60 safer in Carter County. Officials are having a meeting Thursday, December 7 to answer questions about the proposed changes. Allen Blair is spokesman for Kentucky Division of Highways District 9. Blair said the stretch of road...
Rowan County Christmas still seeking gift donations
Organizers of Rowan County Christmas are still looking for volunteers and toy donations. The local nonprofit has been around since 1993 and works to make sure every child in Rowan County receives a gift and a meal on Christmas Day. Officials said donations of cash and new unopened toys are needed and can be donated to an angel tree set up at First Federal Bank or sent to P.O. Box 1323, Morehead Kentucky.
Work and life balance a priority for this girl Dad
By Sherry Larson People’s Defender It was a bit ironic that in the same week, Th
Today the gas price is close to $2.75 in Hitchins as of 2023-12-09. Find the available station near you.
Photo from Unsplash and unrelated to the city. For most people, it is a constant necessity of life to manage gas prices. The national average price for a gallon of regular-grade gas on Saturday is $3.167, a week ago the price is $3.247 , according to AAA.
Happy Pot, TCC gives back to those in need
The Happy Pot has become known in the region as a one-stop shop for creativity and art, acceptance and teaching, and community service. Owner Cinamon Wellington has made it her mission to foster an environment welcome to all and has created a massive network for education for those in need of a little love—from those in the substance abuse community, individuals with developmental disabilities, and people facing other hardships. This is when she isn’t open during regular hours for business.
Woman dies in overnight Rowan County crash on I-64
Morehead dispatch received multiple calls about a crash involving one car on I-64 near the 137-westbound exit.
Tygart Creek Kindergartener takes 8-point buck
A Tygart Creek kindergartener had his dreams come true when he got his big buck right at the outset of youth gun season this year. Six-year-old Luke Stevens is obsessed with hunting, and hunting lifestyle television shows, his mother Haley Stevens explained. She said that she and Luke’s father, Jonathon,...
11 Must-See Covered Bridges Found in Kentucky
There were once over 400 covered bridges in Kentucky. More than just a way to cross a creek or river, the bridges that remain are relics of the past. The history of a picturesque covered bridge tells of a different era when covered bridges were once meeting points for political rallies, town hall meetings, or […]
Portsmouth High School receives $5,000 STEM grant
PORTSMOUTH– Portsmouth High School has received a $5,000 grant to expand STEM learning projects through the Ohio STEM Learning Network Classroom Grant Program, funded by Battelle. The school’s grant is one of 233 issued this fall to create sustainable, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) learning projects. “The goal...
Parking Ban Possible on Local Snow Emergency Routes during Severe Weather
The City Manager or Public Works Director can declare a parking ban on all snow emergency routes. This can happen when snow, sleet, or freezing rain falls, or when other weather conditions require road maintenance or snow plowing. The decision is based on U.S. Weather Service forecasts.
Dr. Escalante departs from Morehead State University
Dr. Roosevelt Escalante closed the door on his career at Morehead State University with his holiday finale concert. Escalante, a professor of music, led a farewell concert featuring the Black Gospel Ensemble, Jazz Vocal Ensemble and Elevated Praise. His students and members of the community had the opportunity to celebrate him through the musical performances.