Pickup Country had the pleasure of welcoming Nick Dittmeier into the studio where he shared this thoughts on country music, songwriting and his new album titled "All Damn Day." He was also gracious enough to share a few of the new tracks with us. Listen to the full interview below and hear his tunes when you listen like a local with Pickup Country 104.9FM!
The Mastersons Magic Event to Benefit the Leeds Center for the Arts in Winchester, KY November 30, 2018
Today, Reed Masterson gave a us a call to share information about this fantastic fundraiser event to benefit the Leeds Center for the Arts in Winchester, KY. Give the interview a listen and then call and get your tickets!! More details below:
21st Century Magic: Keeping the Arts ALIVE Tour
Location: LEEDS Center for the Arts - 37 N Main Street Winchester, KY 40391
Date: Friday, November 30, 2018
Time: 7:00 PM
Tickets: General Admission $15 - VIP $50
Purchase Online at mastersonsmagic.com/leeds-tickets (or) Call 859-744-6437
Performance Length: Approx. 105 Mins including a 15-20 Min Intermission.
Description: 21st Century Magic is what Reed & Ashton like to call a “High Energy, High Impact, Magic & Illusion Show”. It is a strategically combined mix of Brain-Bending New Age Illusions, Highly Trained Rescue Animals, Ridiculous Stunts, Breath-Taking Escapes, Audience Participation, and just “The Absolute Correct Amount of Comedic Relief”. The Alban Arts Center described it as “A Phenomenal, Vegas Quality Show”. With their signature Rock Star Style and “Larger than Life Personalities” in high demand, this duo is guaranteed to be a “Smash Hit”.
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Since 1925 LEEDS Center for the Arts has been the #1 place to witness LIVE entertainment in downtown Winchester, KY. In fundraising efforts, for one night only, Join The Mastersons on their mission to "Keep the Arts ALIVE in Small Town America"! Their Award Winning show "21st Century Magic" will not only raise money for the theatre, but help to build awareness of the Performing Arts in and around Clark County.
For the past 10 years The Mastersons have raised 1,000's of dollars for historic theatres just like LEEDS across the country. With a long history of sell out performances resulting in people being turned away at the door. We recommend that you purchase your tickets in advance to guarantee your seat.
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Blues man, Jeremy Short took the stage at Kickin' It On the Creek 2018 as a solo fill-in with only his guitar and left the audience in awe. You can hear more of Jeremy and other artists from the Little Ross Creek Festival on Pickup Country on Saturday nights 9-Midnight.
Find more of Jeremy's music at ShortandCompanyMusic.com
We've put together a few of our favorites from his set that you're sure to enjoy.
In Studio - KY Native Country Artist Dustin Collins Headlines Bluegrass Rockin' Rodeo at Alltech Arena November 17th
Nashville artist Dustin Collins, of Bardstown, Kentucky, stopped in the studio to talk about his upcoming show headlining at the Bluegrass Rockin' Rodeo at Alltech Arena. Dustin is headlining a concert at the rodeo - an International Pro Rodeo event. Friday, Nov. 16 is Family Fun Night and Saturday will include 90 of the best cowboys and cowgirls in the country as they compete in calf roping, steer wrestling, barrel racing and more.
Check out the interview below and visit his official website for more of his music.
Listen To It’s Been Awhile:
More On Dustin Collins:
A true road warrior, Collins spent hundreds of thousands of miles on the road playing in honky tonks, fairs and festivals throughout the midwest and his home state of Kentucky, including a slot on Aaron Watson's Vaquero Tour, as well as opening for Chris Janson, Granger Smith, Kane Brown and many more. The emerging singer-songwriter’s independent single, "Cold Dead Hands," ascended to No. 1 on the Billboard Singles Sales chart and his new album It’s Been Awhile landed at No. 1 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart.
Mt. Sterling, Kentucky native and resident, Larah Helayne is making incredible music at the young age of sixteen. She sings, she writes and she plays up to ten instruments including guitar and banjo, calling herself "the banjo girl." If you've been listening lately, you've probably already heard the title track from her upcoming release titled "Roots." We were thrilled to have Larah in the studio to play and to talk about her music, her upcoming release party and the healing and support she finds in music and the local music community. She played tracks from the new release as well as covers.
Larah's Music Page on Facebook
Listen to her full interview on the player below.
City of Beattyville, Lee County announce Bring Business to Beattyville competition
Competition open to entrepreneurs, startups and small businesses in Lee and surrounding counties
BEATTYVILLE, Ky. – The City of Beattyville and the Lee County Fiscal Court has announced the first-ever Bring Business to Beattyville competition.
The competition is a regional collaboration with the city, county, the Eastern Kentucky Concentrated Employment Program, Inc. (EKCEP), Shaping Our Appalachian Region, Inc. (SOAR), Kentucky Highlands investment Cooperation (KHIC), Southeast Kentucky Economic Development Corporation (SKED), Morehead State University’s Small Business Development Center, and Peoples Rural Telephone Cooperative, Easter.
The competition is open to entrepreneurs, startups or existing small businesses in Lee County or a contiguous county. The winner will be able to occupy a building in Beattyville for $100 a month for the first year. Additionally, the winner will receive an incentive utilities package from the City of Beattyville for the first year, specialized pricing from area web development companies (for promotion and marketing), accelerated business coaching and training, special prizes including a cash award, access to GIG internet from PRTC, and have access to capital from SKED.
The building is located along the Kentucky River in the downtown district next door to a newly constructed RV park. The building is move-in ready with several large open spaces, access to ample parking, a full-size kitchen with room for seating, and then several small office spaces.
Beattyville is a vibrant community located near the Red River Gorge and Natural Bridge State Park. It has become a destination for adventure tourism with close access to world-class hiking, biking, rock climbing, and is the birthplace of the Kentucky River.
To assist competitors and encourage solid business ideas to locate in the space, a series of open houses for the space along with specialized workshops including individual consultations with business development specialists will be held prior to the November 30 deadline:
For competition entry, applicants should email or present a copy of the application in person to Teresa Mays at City Hall, Beattyville by 4 p.m., Friday, November 30, 2018. The application is available at http://www.beattyville.org/2018/10/bring-business-to-beattyville-competition/.
For more information, contact Teresa Mays, main street manager for the City of Beattyville, by phone at (606) 464-5007 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or Ian Mooers, economic and entrepreneur liaison at EKCEP, by phone at (606) 438-9927 or by email at email@example.com.
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John R. Miller and Chloe Edmonstone were kind enough to make time in their busy touring schedule to visit with Angela for WSKV's Friday Night Backroads listeners. John has a newly released album called "The Trouble You Follow." Hear the interview and the great tunes using the player below.
John R Miller & the Engine Lights
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Bonnie J. Hackbarth
(LOUISVILLE, Ky - February 2, 2017) More than 70 percent of nearly 234,000 Kentucky adults who still didn't have health insurance in early 2016 said they were working either part- or full-time, and nearly half had incomes low enough to qualify for Medicaid insurance, according to the latest snapshot from the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky's ongoing study of the Affordable Care Act implementation in the Commonwealth. Nearly 45 percent of these uninsured adults had completed high school, and another 37 percent had taken at least some college courses or earned a college degree.
"A significant majority of uninsured Kentuckians were working adults, and most had at least a high school education, yet many were still struggling to make ends meet," said Ben Chandler, president and CEO of the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky. "Health system reforms must take these facts into account to ensure that hard-working, low-income Kentuckians have access to important wellness care and preventive health screenings that can improve the quality of their lives while reducing costs for the entire health care system."
The snapshot showed no statistical change in the rate of uninsurance in Kentucky from 2015 to the window of time from February through April 2016. More than a quarter of the remaining uninsured during that window were children, and another 34.5 percent were young adults ages 19 to 34. And nearly half of Kentucky's more than 320,000 uninsured adults and children had incomes low enough to qualify for Medicaid, but were not enrolled in the government health insurance program.
"We simply have to get the younger population covered by insurance, public or private, so they can get the health care they need to reduce their chances of developing chronic diseases later in life," Chandler said.
A copy of seventh quarterly snapshot from the Study of the Impact of the ACA Implementation in Kentucky is available here. Previous snapshots and other special reports from the study are available here.
About the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky
Since the Foundation opened its doors in 2001, it has invested more than $26 million in health policy research and advocacy, as well as demonstration project grants across the Commonwealth. Funded by an endowment, the mission of the nonpartisan Foundation is to address the unmet health care needs of Kentuckians by developing and influencing health policy, improving access to care, reducing health risks and disparities, and promoting health equity. Follow the Foundation on Twitter, Facebook and YouTube, and visit our website at www.healthy-ky.org.
Bonnie J. Hackbarth