Date ArticleType
9-6-11 Chamber News & Updates

Morehead –Rowan County

Chamber of Commerce

20th Annual Golf  Scramble

When : Monday, October 3, 2011
Where : Eagle Trace Golf Course
10:30 a.m. - Registration
12:00 noon - Shotgun Start

Cost:  $400.00 Per Team of Four
$100.00 Per Person

Fee includes: 2 mulligans per person, green fees, cart,
prizes, lunch and dinner.


City, State, Zip                                                                                                   Phone                                                                                                             
Other golfers in foursome:­­­­­­­­­­­­­                                                                             

I will be attending the outing & dinner

             I will be attending the dinner only  ($15.00)
             I would like to sponsor a hole for $100
             I would like to donate a prize

Please return the registration form:
to the Chamber of Commerce,
150 E. First Street, Morehead, KY  40351
Phone # 606- 784-6221 or Fax# 783-1373
E Mail:


 Autumn Arts & Eats Festival
September 17, 2011
11am to 5 pm
Main Street, Morehead

A taste of the best local foods, arts and crafts, live music, children's games and activities.  For more information contact the Morehead Conference Center at 606-780-4342.

Autumn Arts & Eats Festival 5K Run/Walk
J's Rebels Running Club will be helping kick off the Autumn Arts & Eats Festival with a 5K Run/Walk on Sept. 17, 2011 at 10 am.  Registration will start at 9am on Main Street next to the Rowan County Arts Center.  The race will start and end on Main Street.  There will be awards for averall winners and age divisions  along with door prizes and goodie bags.  Come and get the festival Started with a run or walk in beautiful downtown Morehead.  For more information go to, the Morehead Conference Center at 606-780-4342 or contact Woodie Jamison at 606-876-2688.

The Haldeman-Hayes Crossing Community Gourd Festival

The Hayes Crossing Gourd Festival held at Hayes Crossing in 1983 will begin again September 16-17 under the name Haldeman-Hayes Crossing Community Gourd Festival.  The annual festival will be held at the Haldeman-Hayes Crossing Community Center.  Booths will be set up and spaces will be provided.  There will be food, crafts, ceramics, pottery and other items for sale as well as all types of gourds, pumpkins, etc.   Everyone is encouraged to raise gourds to sell and display.  Gourds will be supplied to schools in Rowan County for children to paint and create crafts.  To schedule a booth call Rosemary Johnson at 606-784-5162 or Lloyd Dean at 606-784-9145.
Ribbon Cuttings

Note: This date has changed

Friday, September 16, 2011
Located on Flemingsburg Road across the road from Pizza Hut

Friday, September 16, 2011
Morehead-Rowan County Regional Airport Road Ribbon Cutting
1:00 pm
At the National Guard Armory

Friday, September 16, 2011
Morehead-Rowan County Regional Airport Official Grand Opening Ceremony
2:30 pm
Morehead-Rowan County Regional Airport 

Rally for the Cure Golf Event This Saturday
Eagle Trace
8 a.m. Registration, 8:30 shotgun start
Saturday, Sept. 10th
Sign up at clubhouse or contact Wendy Fletcher (784-2774) or Peggy Osborne (
Donations accepted if you cannot attend.


Rock Solid Youth Center is Successful but is in need of help

The Rock Solid Youth Center is a place for our youth to meet, play games, enjoy good music and have fun in a drug, alcohol, and tobacco-free environment.  We welcome other community organizations to partner with us in encouraging and educating our youth in civic awareness and community service, business and professional development, providing on-site tutoring, substance abuse education, spiritual growth and development and instilling a desire to strive to be the best they can be. 

Since our opening in June of this year, we have had over 1,000 visits from the youth in our community!  It's a great place with a positive environment and message for our youth.  We are in need or your help to keep this facility running.  We are asking for donations of food (these kids are fed while there--hot dogs, chips, drinks), furniture (we need chairs, couches, tables) and financial support.  The operating cost of the facility is solely dependent on the generosity of others.   Any donation would be appreciated as we are very low on funds.  We want to continue to serve as a fun, safe and educational site for our kids but can only do so with your help.

For any questions or donations, please contact Greg Hignite at 606-207-2911.    


Cave Run Storytelling Festival set for Sept. 23-24

The 13th annual Cave Run Storytelling Festival will be held Sept. 23-24, at the Twin Knobs Recreation Area at Cave Run Lake.

For information or to purchase tickets, call the Morehead Tourism Commission at 800-654-1944 or 780-4342. Tickets also may be purchased at CoffeeTree Books or online at

Morehead State University Fall Career Fair
Dates: 10/4/2011
Time: 10:00 AM TO 1:00 PM
Description: MSU's Fall Career Fair is open to community members as well as MSU student and alumni. No registration is required for job seekers. MSU Career Services recommends that you bring multiple copies of your resume and dress professionally. This is an excellent chance to connect with over 50 employers and graduate programs hiring full-time employees, part-time employees as well as interns and co-ops. Visit MSU Career Services website at to see the organizations attending the Career Fair.
Location: Morehead State University Adron Doran University Center (ADUC)in the Crager Room on the 3rd floor
Phone: 606-783-2233

Mark Your Calendars--Annual MS Walk

Saturday, September 10, 2011
City Park--Registration at 9:00 am
Anyone wishing to donate money or a raffle item
please contact Rick Whelan at 780-9848
or Gabe Brown at 776-4404


Stepping Out Against Breast Cancer Walk"
Dates: 10/1/2011
Time: 10:00 AM
Description: This walk is hosted by the Maysville Community and Technical College's Medical Assisting students and Medical Assisting HOSA on the Rowan Campus. Registration begins at 9:30 AM, and the walk begins at 10:00 AM. Participation is free; however, donations will be gladly accepted. Contact Diana Reeder at 783-1538 extension 66363, or Hannah Diedrichsen extension 66373,for more information.
Location: The walk will take place on MCTC's Rowan campus.
Phone: 606-783-1538





Morehead State University


Arts & Humanities Events

Caudill College of

Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

School of the Arts  -  School of Humanities and Social Sciences


Art Gallery           Music, Theatre & Dance           KCTM            KFAC

Art Exhibit: Pattern Play


Art work by Jonas Criscoe,














Artwork by Lorraine Glessner, Ian Hagerty and

Rachel Hellmann.


On display through

September 21.


The Claypool-Young Art Gallery, in the Claypool-Young Art Building is open

Monday through Friday,

8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.





Reflect and Remember: “Mooz- Lum” the Movie

Thursday, September 8

6 p.m., Button Auditorium

Army Jazz Guardians Concert

Tuesday, September 13

8 p.m., Duncan Recital Hall, Baird Hall

Reading Series: Publishing Talk & Reading by John and Llewellyn McKernan

Wednesday, September 14

4 p.m., 312 ADUC

6 p.m., Kentucky Folk Art Center



Monday – 9/5/11

Art Exhibit: Age of Discovery. Work found by Lexington’s Robert Morgan. On display through October 15

8-5 Mon-Sat, Kentucky Folk Art Center

Tuesday – 9/6/11

Reflect and Remember/ Forum on Culture, Politics, and Society: The Future of the War on Terror

7 p.m., 112 Radar Hall

Wednesday – 9/7/11

Reflect and Remember: Kyle Crager

8 p.m., Button Auditorium

Friday – 9/9/11

Reflect and Remember: Memorial Service

9 a.m., Bell Tower

MSU Recital Series

10 a.m., Morehead State Public Radio

90.3 FM

KY Music: Brett Ratliff

10:30 a.m., KET

Saturday – 9/10/11

Reflect and Remember: Rowan Co Repair Affair

For more information, call 783-2071

Friday – 9/16/11

MSU Recital Series

10 a.m., Morehead State Public Radio, 90.3 FM

KY Music: Jamie & Jesse Wells

10: 30 a.m., KET

Sunday – 9/18/11

Graduation Recital: John Parker, trumpet

5 p.m., Duncan Recital Hall

Tuesday – 9/20/11

Forum on Culture, Politics, and Society: The Constitution Today

7 p.m., 002 Breckinridge Hall

All State Vocal Audition Clinic

7 p.m., Duncan Recital Hall


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MSU Arts & Humanities

Reflect and Remember:  Kyle Crager

Wednesday, September 7, 8 p.m., Button Auditorium

To mark 10 years since the September 11, 2001 tragedy, MSU will host a week-long series of events titled, “Refelect and Remember.”  Kyle Crager, and MSU alum is also a 9-11 survivor.  He will discuss his experiences and talk about the impact of that day in his life, giving a first-hand perspective of someone who watched those tragic events.

 Art Exhibits

 Pattern Play

On display through September 21, Claypool-Young Art Gallery

Art work by Jonas Criscoe, Lorraine Glessner, Ian Hagerty and Rachel Hellmann.  This exhibit will be on display through September 21. The Claypool Young Art Gallery, in the Claypool-Young Art Building is open Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. For more information, call Jennifer Reis, 606-783-5446. 


The Age of Discovery, Found Art by Lexington's Robert Morgan

On display through October 15, Kentucky Folk Art Center

Located on First Street in Morehead, the Kentucky Folk Art Center is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

For more events, and updates to these events, please visit the MSU Arts and Humanities Calendar

 Mary Jerde
Director, MSU Arts and Humanities Council and Grant Specialist
Caudill College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Morehead State University
003A Breckinridge Hall
(606) 783-2545 (office)
(606) 783-2457 (fax)


Hello folks,

You are cordially invited to the 2011 River Valley Farm to Fork Dinner.  R.S.V.P. as soon as possible; seats are going fast!

 River Valley Farm to Fork Dinner

Featuring locally grown foods produced on area farms and Prepared by the Chefs and Stuents
of the Maysville Institute of Culinary Arts

Saturday, October 1, 2011
Dinner seating at 6:30 pm (Hors d'oeuvres at 6:00 pm)
Maysville Institute of Culinary Arts Courtyard
22 West Third Street
Maysville, Kentucky

$40 per person; $75 per couple
Seating limited to first 40 people

Reserve your seating by calling MCTC Workforce Solutions at 606-759-7141 ext 66120

Service provided by MCTC Students
Dressy casual attire
Local featured products by River Valley Agritourism Alliance. 


Morehead State University

 Please note the following DRH updates:


September 27, 8p – Faculty Recital, Jennifer Brimson, flute, DRH
October 11, 8p – Faculty Recital, David Oyen, bassoon, DRH
October 20, 8p – Senior Recital, Jessica Keeton, voice, DRH
November 4, 7p – Chamberfest Concert featuring the Cavani String Quartet, DRH
November 6, 3p – Senior Recital, Kyle Bentley, voice, DRH
November 9, 9:10a-12:40p – Opera Day, DRH
November 12, 10a-7p – All-State Flute Clinic featuring faculty/Guest Artist Jennifer Brimson and Kristy Kirsh, DRH
November 12, 8p – Senior Recital, Lauren Lawson, saxophone, DRH
November 20, 1p – Senior Recital, Ann Francis, flute, DRH
November 29, 8p –Jazz Combo Concert, DRH
December 2, 8p – Senior Recital, Jacob Ritter, trumpet, DRH
December 3, 1p – Junior Recital  Larry Burroughs trumpet, DRH
December 3, 3p – Senior Recital, Stephanie Mora, clarinet, DRH
December 4, 1p – Senior Recital, Kara Gayhart, trumpet, DRH
December 4, 7p – Baird Winds, DRH
December 11, 5p – Graduate Recital, Danielle Wilson, voice, DRH
March 11, 5p – Senior Recital, Paige Burgess, voice, DRH
March 11, 7p – Graduate Conducting Recital, Jenny Hipple, DRH
March 31 – 1st Annual Piano Day, DRH
April 8, 3p – Faculty Recital, Paul Taylor, piano, DRH
April 14, 7p – Senior Recital, Patrick Stouffer, trumpet, DRH


Graduate Recital, John Parker, trumpet, move from Sept. 18, 5p to Sept. 25, 5p, DRH
Faculty Jazz Concert, October 18, 8p, to Jazz I Concert Featuring Pat Coil, Oct. 18, 8p, DRH
Vario Piano Quartet from April 13, 2012, to March 31, 8p, DRH


JB Blakemen 5k Run/Walk

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Start Line – Moonlight School West 1st Main Street Morehead, KY


Early registration (thru 9/30/11) = $15.00 / person
OR Register the day of the race = $20.00 / person (7AM)

114 West Main Street, Morehead, KY 40351

Commemorative T-Shirts available the day of the event - $12/shirt
Registration form/check due by September 21, 2011 to guarantee T
-shirt by event!!!

Please make checks payable to: JB & VICKIE BLAKEMAN

5K AWARD AGE GROUPS– 10&UNDER, 11-14, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+

MARISA WHITE (606.776.5717), TONYA WHITE (606.776.2772), & DIANA CASKEY (606.776.5776)


Sustainable Morehead

September Meeting Dates:
Sunday, September 4th
Sunday, September 11th - Special Program - Presentation by Jay Marshall from Center for Regional Engagement (MSU)
Sunday, September 18th (tentative)

All meetings are 4:30 pm in Fellowship Hall at the Morehead United Methodist Church.  

Thanks to all who came out to the 100 mile potluck this past weekend to share in the food, music and fun.  You can find pictures of the 100 mile potluck on our Facebook site,

Have a great weekend!
Sustainable Morehead
227 W. Main St.
Morehead, KY 40351

GED attainment is focus of McDonald's promotion in 70 Kentucky counties


FRANKFORT, Ky. (Sept. 2, 2011) - McDonald’s® restaurants of Central and Southeastern Kentucky have partnered with Kentucky Adult Education in 34 counties for the sixth year in a row to encourage GED attainment with an in-store promotion funded by the restaurant owner operators. Following the leadership of these McDonald’s owner operators, McDonald’s restaurants in another 36 counties, including restaurants in the Louisville area, have joined the campaign this year.

From now through September, customers at restaurants represented by McDonald’s of Central and Southeastern Kentucky, the Paducah Co-Op, McDonald’s of East Kentucky and the Louisville Co-Op will see trayliners featuring a message encouraging the attainment of a GED diploma. The campaign is an extension of ongoing efforts to raise the educational attainment of adults by Kentucky Adult Education, a unit of the Council on Postsecondary Education.

Reecie D. Stagnolia, vice president for Kentucky Adult Education, said private sector partners are key to emphasizing the value of education.

“As adult educators work to help prepare more Kentuckians for college and careers, public awareness is very important. Our partnership with McDonald’s provides us with an opportunity to reach thousands of Kentuckians with a vital message about the importance of education,” he said. “We commend McDonald’s owner operators for supporting adult education in their communities.”

This ongoing partnership reflects McDonald’s commitment to support the local communities they serve, according to Randy Mason, local owner operator and president of the McDonald’s of Central and Southeastern Kentucky Co-Op.

“We see firsthand the importance of education in our businesses and appreciate the opportunity to work with KYAE programs to take positive steps related to this issue. These efforts will have a far-reaching impact on communities throughout our Commonwealth and we are proud to take part,” he said.

The McDonald’s GED promotion was launched in 2005 with a partnership between KYAE and Joe Graviss of Frankfort, a McDonald’s local owner operator. With Graviss’ leadership, the campaign expanded to his entire co-op and now into three others.

“Getting a high school credential does so much for the individual and their families in terms of self-esteem and not to mention net worth over their lifetime,” Graviss said. “We at McDonald’s are proud to support Kentucky Adult Education and all they do to help Kentuckians and their families have a better life. We need as many folks as possible to go to college so we can attain the goals the legislature has laid out for the Commonwealth. We’re happy to be a small part of reaching those goals.”

Adult education centers provide free GED instruction, workforce education, English as a second language and literacy services. To find the center in your county, call Kentucky Adult Education at 1-800-928-7323 or visit

McDonald's USA, LLC, is the leading foodservice provider in the United States serving a variety of wholesome foods made from quality ingredients to more than 26 million customers every day. Nearly 90 percent of McDonald's 14,000 U.S. restaurants are independently owned and operated by local business men and women. Customers can now log online for free at any of the 11,500 participating Wi-Fi-enabled McDonald's U.S. restaurants. For more information, visit

Central and Southeastern Kentucky Co-op
Adair, Anderson, Bath, Bourbon, Boyle, Breathitt, Casey, Clark, Clay, Clinton, Estill, Fayette, Franklin, Garrard, Harrison, Jessamine, Knox, Laurel, Lincoln, Madison, McCreary, Mercer, Metcalfe, Montgomery, Pendleton, Powell, Pulaski, Rockcastle, Rowan, Russell, Scott, Wayne, Whitley and Woodford

Paducah Co-op
Caldwell, Calloway, Crittenden, Graves, Lyon, Marshall and McCracken

McDonald’s of East Kentucky

Boyd, Elliott, Floyd, Greenup, Johnson, Lawrence, Magoffin, Martin, Morgan and Pike

Louisville Co-Op
Barren, Breckinridge, Bullitt, Carroll, Grayson, Green, Hart, Hardin, Henry, Jefferson, Larue, Marion, Meade, Nelson, Oldham, Shelby, Spencer, Taylor and Washington 

Scholarship students

Blessing Hands Scholarship Students in Nanning - 2011

Sue Will Be a Physics Teacher          View our videos on YouTube
Sue Rong Shijiao


Sue Rong Shijiao

     I'm eager to go to college where I can learn more, but a lot of money it needed if I go there. It's too much for my family of six people - my grandparents, my parents, my brother and I. Both of my grandparents are over 70 and my parents are famers. My father is 50 with a heavy stomachache for years. For years, my father must work at Guangdong to make ends meet, but that is far away from my hometown.


    I know that going to college is the best way for us students, who come from poor families, to change our fate. If we can go to college to receive further education, we will have more ability to help others who need help, and maybe we can change many other people's life just as you do. I believe that the world will be more peaceful and full of love.


   I dream of going to college, but my family can't afford the tuition. I wonder if you will help me! Best wishes.



Rong Shijiao ? ?? 

Click the arrow to hear Sue in her own words. 

Sue Rong Shijiao
Sue Rong Shijiao

Sue Rong Shijiao wants to be a teacher of physics. Her parents and grandparents are farmers, but her father has had to work away from home in Guangdong to support the family, even though he has severe stomachaches. They family can't afford to send her to college. She wants to help people like Blessing Hands has helped her. Guangxi Normal College has accepted her into their four-year program. 


You can help her go to college by giving to her college fund. We like to give $500 to our college students, but you can give any amount on this page. A future is a terrible thing to waste. 


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Anny Fu Dexiu ??? 


Anny Fu Dexiu

Anny Fu Dexiu


Anny Fu wants to teach math and is interested in the cost and descriptions of buildings. She will go to Guangxi College of Education for a three-year degree. Her younger sister is in middle school, and her older brother doesn't have a job. Only her mother supports the family of four. 


 If you choose to help her, go to this page to donate by credit card or send a check to Blessing Hands, 106 Timber Lane, Morehead, KY 40351. You can contact us at 606 784 4785 or by this e-mail.


In Anny's Own Words                        View our videos on YouTube
Give Me a Pair of Wings and I Can Fly.
Anny Fu Dexiu

 Click to hear Anny Fu Dexiu state her case.

I'm from Qinzhou Number 1 Middle School. My name is Fu Dexiu. I think I am a lucky dog, because I'm a member of Blessing Hands. I feel kindness and helpfulness between the others in Blessing Hands. I have a chance to study. They have given me wings that I can fly to the sky where I belong. 


After taking the national exam my score is 385. I am not satisfied with the score but I believe that if I study hard, I can create space that belongs to me. I plan to go to the university. I want to study. I believe my dream will come true in the future by studying hard.


I want to go to college very much, but my family can't offer help now. I have a sister, a brother, and a mother. My younger sister is studying in a middle school. My brother doesn't study in school. He is 20 but he can't find a job. Only my mother works hard, but she can't offer me help. Because of my family's situation, there is no offer of help for me. I really want to go to the university, so I hope I can get your help to go to the university. 


I will study hard and do some things to help others in my free time. If people need something, I will spare no effort to do something to help them. I will take the love you give and spread it around me to make people also be full of love. 


Finally, I want to say thank you to you. I appreciate you. I wish you a good time every day. If I can, I will do more and more things in return. 


From Fu Dexiu    Like us on Facebook

Nancy Ye
Nancy Will Go to Wuzhou University to Study Business 


Nancy ye
Nancy Ye Caizhen

Ye Caizhen is from Pubei High School. Her mother died when she was young, and her father is seriously ill. She has a younger brother and sister. She will study business at Wuzhou University for three years. 


She worked in a restaurant this summer to earn money to go to college. She is very anxious about her lack of enough money for her tuition. She has contacted me on the Chinese chat qq many times hoping that her video and essay will be soon viewed. 


Nancy Speaks for Herself                   View our videos on YouTube

Help me Make my Dream Come True
Nancy Ye Caizhen

Listen to Nancy Ye Caizhen.

I am studying business. However, I'm afraid that my family can't afford my college tuition. There are five people in my family: grandma, father, younger brother, younger sister and I. My younger sister will go to senior high school and my younger brother will go to junior school in September this year. I will go to college, too.  All of us will need tuition or school aid.


My mother passed away when I was very young. What's worse, my father got ill seriously many years ago, and he can't work any longer. Besides, my grandma is so old that she can't work to support us, either. Now, what worries me most is that I can't afford the tuition of college.


I would like to know whether you could help me. Though my family is poor, I will never give up. I love my family. I love life. If I am lucky enough to get your help, I will value the chance and try my best to study hard. Where there is a will, there is a way. With your help, I am sure I will become a good teacher in the future and help many people who need help. I will appreciate it if you can give me a hand and help me to make my dream come true. Thank you very much.


I'm looking forward to hearing from you as soon as possible.


                                                      Yours sincerely,

                                                       Ye Caizhen ? ??


I am featuring three students at a time in this newsletter. Their school acceptance letters have come in and time is running out before they start to school soon.  Their hopes are very high. Please help them. 



Betty Cutts

Director of Blessing Hands                                                     Donate Here

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Scholarship Opportunity

Miss Cumberland Falls/Miss Southeast Kentucky Pageant will be held at the North Laurel High School Auditorium on October 1, 2011 at 2:00pm.  Last year, we awarded $30,500 in cash and tuition scholarships to our winners/runners up.  We will crown 2 young women that will advance to compete at the Miss Kentucky Pageant for an opportunity to receive over $40,000 in cash scholarships and more than 3 million dollars of in-kind scholarships.  In addition, we will crown 2 young women to advance to the Miss Kentucky's Outstanding Teen Pageant in June (to date over $2 million in scholarships have been awarded).  If you are - or know someone - between the ages of 13 and 24 that would be interested in this opportunity, please contact Susan Weaver at 606-309-1496 or
Email:  for more information. 
Deadline for entry is:  September 15, 2011.

October 1, 2011 2:00 pm
North Laurel High School
Auditorium in London, KY
Have you ever dreamed of standing onstage at Miss America?
Do you need scholarship dollars to help with your education?
Take the first step by becoming a contestant in our local preliminary.
Last year we awarded $30,500 in cash and tuition scholarships.

For more information call:
Susan Weaver @ 606-309-1496
Or email:
Visit our website @
DEADLINE FOR ENTRY: September 15, 2011
Co-Directors: Prudie Thomas and Susan Weaver
We will crown 2 Miss winners to advance on to compete
in the Miss Kentucky Pageant in July 2012 and
2 Teen
winners to advance on to compete in the Miss Kentucky
Outstanding Teen Pageant in June 2012.


Cabinet for Economic Development Seeks Proposals that Promote

Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Initiatives

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Sept. 6, 2011) – The Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for the purpose of awarding a minimum of $100,000 in competitive funding for energy efficiency projects to be implemented in for-profit industrial, commercial, manufacturing and warehousing facilities located in Kentucky. 

 The purpose of the grant funding is to accelerate energy efficiency and renewable energy projects in Kentucky’s industrial sector while also creating and retaining jobs.  The funding will help achieve the goals set by Governor Steve Beshear’s Intelligent Energy Choices for Kentucky’s Future: Kentucky’s 7-Point Energy Strategy.

 The RFP seeks energy efficiency projects with a minimum investment of $50,000 that can be initiated and completed between November 2011 and March 2012.  Special focus areas include lighting retrofits, HVAC and steam plant upgrades and water treatment facility upgrades. 

The Cabinet will select applicants through a competitive process.  Proposals will be evaluated on jobs created/retained; amount of energy saved per grant dollar invested; local community impact; private dollar match/leverage of grant funds; and other important factors.  Selected applicants will be required to showcase their projects and develop case studies to highlight the benefits of the project.

Awards are made possible by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), through the U.S. Department of Energy, as part of the Kentucky Department for Energy Development and Independence’s State Energy Program.  The Cabinet for Economic Development previously awarded ARRA funding for eight energy efficiency/renewable energy projects in 2010 totaling approximately $4.3 million. 

“While some of the previously selected projects are still under construction, there already have been impressive results from three completed lighting retrofit projects, including Florida Tile in Lawrenceburg, GE Aviation in Madisonville and Montaplast in Frankfort,” said Cabinet for Economic Development Secretary Larry Hayes. “The Cabinet for Economic Development, in partnership with the Energy and Environment Cabinet, is committed to growing a sustainable economy in Kentucky through smart energy and environmental initiatives.” 

Case studies about these projects can be found at the following links:


 Florida Tile:

 GE Aviation:

 RFP documents containing more detailed information regarding this funding opportunity can be obtained on the state’s procurement website at (click on the View Solicitation heading and select Industrial Facility Retrofit Showcase, solicitation number RFP-635-1200000063).  Proposals are due no later than Sept. 30, 2011 at 2:30 p.m. ET.

 Educational Opportunities

The Governor’s Conference on Energy & the Environment, to be held in Lexington on Sept. 26-27, 2011, is an opportunity for businesses to learn how to be good environmental stewards while also positively impacting their bottom line.  Another opportunity will occur on Nov. 2, 2011, at the University of Kentucky’s Corporate Sustainability Workshop.  Additional information on these two events, as well as other related training opportunities, can be found at

Information on Kentucky’s economic development efforts and programs is available at Fans of the Cabinet for Economic Development can also join the discussion on Facebook at or follow on Twitter at

 # # #

The Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development is the primary state agency in Kentucky responsible for creating new jobs and new investment in the state. New business investment in Kentucky in 2010 totaled more than $2 billion with the creation of nearly 11,900 new jobs. Information on available development sites, workforce training, incentive programs, community profiles, small business development and other resources is available at



Plans to open by mid September.  We will be located at 3103 Flemingsburg Road, Morehead (Former JR’s Appliance Building).  This will be a totally non-profit organization, run by donations and volunteers.  Our goal is to provide to the people of our community one hot meal a day 10:30. – 1:00 or 1:30p.m., to the homeless, elderly, needy, children and working poor.  Donations and volunteers are needed and will be greatly appreciated.  Anyone wishing to donate or volunteer may contact Lula Pecco or Lanetta Winkleman.  Donations need to be made out to Community Soup Kitchen, Inc.  All donations are tax deductible.

SHIP--State Health Insurance Assistance Program
Free Help for People with Medicare

SHIP Counselors & Voluneers are committed to help you make informed choices for yourself regarding your insurance benefits.  Councelors and volunteers are not affiliated with any insurance company and will not attempt to sell you insurance.  All counceling records are strictly confidential.  Call the Gateway Area Development District if you are interested in serving as a SHIP Volunteer.
SHIP  is funded by the centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and is administered by the Gateway Area Agency on Aging.
SHIP provides education, cunceling and information concerning:
Medicare, Medicare Supplement, Extra Help, Medicare Savings Programs, Medicaid, Prescription Drugs, Plan Comparisons, Billing and Claims, Rights and Protections and Long-Term Care.

For anyone needing help contact
Vanessa Frazier, SHIP Coordinator
Gateway Area Agency on Aging
Gateway Area Development District
110 Lake Park Drive
Morehead, Kentucky 40351
Phone 606-780-0090 Ext. 2203
E mail

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The Bluebank First Church of God, the Morehead
Chamber of Commerce and the Rowan County Unite
Coalition invite you to mark your calendars for the

          Treat Fest

Businesses, Churches, and Organizations:

Join the fun and show your community support
as we fight together against drugs!

Join us at the Morehead State University Laughlin Health Center on
Monday, October 31, 2011 beginning at 5 p.m.
(For tables to be set up) and treating will be from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

You are asked to bring a table - no more than 8’ long, decorate your
table if you like, pass out treats to the children as they come by and
"Say Boo To Drugs"
If you would like to give a treat other than candy, please let it be age
appropriate as this will be for children up to 12 years of age.
There is no fee to set up! Just email your intention
to set up to:


Bring your children October 31st 6pm. to 8pm. to the
Second Annual
where you know their treats will be safe. Many prizes will be
given away throughout the evening.
There will also be FREE FOOD AND DRINKS!

For more information call the
Morehead Chamber of Commerce at 784-6221,
Jeff Fannin at 784-2858 or Dana Quesinberry at 776-3078
October 31st - 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Co-sponsored by: MSU Public Safety, Kentucky ASAP, Morehead Police
Department, Kentucky State Police, Rowan County Sheriff Department,
The Morehead News, WIVY / WKCA Radio, & Good Shepherd’s Printing.