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WKYT Investigates UPDATE | Central Ky. veteran, advocate relieved by passage of PACT Act

WINCHESTER, Ky. (WKYT) - A central Kentucky veteran has accepted an invitation to be at the White House this week as President Biden signs the Honoring our PACT Act into law. The bill is designed to help service members exposed to burn pits in Iraq and Afghanistan, but it also includes language to help veterans exposed to toxic water decades ago at Camp Lejeune.
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Shelter employee allegedly sold dog

Brandon Browning and Justyce Small’s problem began on the last weekend of July when the couple set off for a horse sale in Ohio, leaving their usual dog sitter in charge of their beloved pets. Browning and Small, Flemingsburg residents, bought Puddles, a 2 1/2-year-old Australian shepherd/corgi mix for...

Regent Craig Preece reappointed to MSU Board of Regents

MOREHEAD, Ky. — Governor Andy Beshear has reappointed regent Craig Preece (Class of 1984) to serve a second term on the Morehead State University Board of Regents. A native of Inez, Preece is the chief financial officer of Booth Energy. He received his Bachelor of Business Administration from MSU in 1984.

MSU Employee Insurance Won't Increase

Morehead State University employees will not pay more for health coverage next year. The announcement was made during Thursday morning’s regular Board of Regents meeting. The University currently covers 79% of the cost of insurance for each employee, which is roughly $9,564 dollars per person. In 2023, MSU will actually increase its contribution to 80.1% or roughly $200 additional dollars per person.

Creative Types: Mark Lenn Johnson

As an economic development organization focused on helping people start businesses and buy homes, Community Ventures has long been committed to helping connect Kentuckians with the tools and resources they need to thrive. Often taking an outside-the-box approach to its mission, the organization has overseen the launch of several unique and creative economic development projects in central Kentucky, including ChefSpace, a Louisville-based kitchen incubator that helps burgeoning culinary entrepreneurs get their footing; Mustard Seed Hill, a restored former military boarding school in Millersburg, Kentucky, that now serves as a private school, event space and economic development hub; and The Met, a 75,000-square-foot mixed-use facility in Lexington’s East End, designed to bring economic resources and rejuvenation to that area.
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“Hometown Drag” premiering at Russell Theatre

“Hometown Drag,” a narrative documentary film written and produced by former Maysville resident Erin Waggoner, is premiering at the Russell Theatre on Saturday, Aug. 6. Waggoner said she was inspired to make the documentary this year when she returned to Maysville to visit her family and saw how much the culture has changed and grown.
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Brushes With Greatness

What do you do when you meet a famous person? Personally, I tend to freeze up and quietly stand like an idiot. My first brush with fame was as a teen in downtown Maysville. I was at the Second Street mall, when the optimistically named fountain was in place, regurgitating water with the force of me at a spitting contest.

Laura Russell appointed as new regent of MSU Board of Regents

Governor Andy Beshear has appointed Laura Prater Russell (Class of 1998) as the newest member of the Morehead State University Board of Regents. Currently residing in Louisville, Russell serves as an attorney and partner at Eddins-Domine Law Group, PLLC, where she focuses her practice primarily on all aspects of family law, real estate and estate planning. She graduated magna cum laude from MSU with a Bachelor of Business Administration in 1998 and later earned a Juris Doctorate degree from the Louis D. Brandeis School of Law at the University of Louisville. A native of Eastern Kentucky, she is a third generation Eagle, as both her parents and grandmother graduated from MSU.

MSU Board meets, approves health insurance for employees with no increase in cost

Three regents were sworn in during the Morehead State Board of Regents meeting held Thursday, Aug. 4, at the Adron Doran University Center (ADUC). Student Government Association President Chloe Marstiller, Laura Prater Russell and Craig Preece were administered the oath of office by Circuit Court Judge David Barber. The regents elected Eric Howard as chair, Sanford Holbrook as vice chair, Jane Fitzpatrick as secretary and appointed Mary Fister-Tucker as treasurer.