Inmate hitches ride with officer, goes back to jail
GREENUP, Ky. (AP) — A jail inmate who escaped from authorities and tried hitchhiking along a highway didn't enjoy freedom for long because the motorist he flagged down was a law enforcement officer.
Ivanka Trump to visit Kentucky on Friday
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Ivanka Trump is coming to Kentucky to visit job training centers with Republican Gov. Matt Bevin.
The White House says Trump will visit three training centers in eastern Kentucky on Friday. Trump and Bevin are scheduled to tour the eKentucky Advanced Manufacturing Institute in Paintsville, Big Sandy Community and Technical College in Prestonsburg and Morehead State University in Morehead.
Morehead State University to offer buyout before budget cuts
MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) — Morehead State University has announced voluntary employee buyouts in response to budget cuts and rising pension costs.
New documentary tells story of Indian Head Rock
MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) — The famous "Indian Head Rock," an historic boulder previously located in the Ohio River, is the subject of an upcoming documentary.
The Daily Independent of Ashland reports (http://bit.ly/2pteZYB) the documentary, created by Morehead State University instructor and filmmaker Steven Middleton, will be screened at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Coffee Tree Books in Morehead.
Morehead State names Joseph A. Morgan new president
MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) — Morehead State University has hired a new president to take over the office in July.
The school's Board of Regents announced Wednesday it was hiring 45-year-old Joseph A. Morgan, who is currently the chief academic officer and vice president for academic affairs and student success for the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education.
Morgan will succeed Wayne D. Andrews, who has led the school since 2005. He announced last year he would retire June 30.
2 Kentucky students send biology experiment into space
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — An experiment developed by two Kentucky students has been sent into space.