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Student teams from across the coalfields of eastern Kentucky came together at the Knott County Sportsplex, bringing with them drones that they themselves had built. It was time for the climax of this year-long project. A basketball court had been separated with nets, and padded gates marked a circuit course for the little flying machines…. Read More
The 2018 Nelsonville Music Festival rolls on, with a bit of rain, and a whole lot of music. Take a look at these photos from early portion of the day during the second day of the weekend-long musical extravaganza.
The rain in Nelsonville falls mainly on the… Nelsonville Music Festival. Or so we’ve come to find out. The main stage grounds has been terraformed into a lush swampland and the beloved porta potties have become buoys in a developing river that would put the ol’ Hock-Hocking to shame. Not that this really means much…. Read More
It is a totally new experience for me, free water and free bathrooms. Back home in Germany, you have to pay a price for these most basic of human needs. How expensive is too expensive? This was the topic of a big public discussion on tap water prices in German restaurants in 2017. Water in… Read More
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – The West Virginia Public Service Commission has rejected a bid by Appalachian Power Company to buy two wind farms in the state and Ohio. The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports the commission issued a statement about the rejection Wednesday that says the bid wasn’t in the interest of West Virginia. The commission, which… Read More
Eater’s first network television expansion will premiere in 2018 on PBS; Series set to Film in Detroit, New Orleans, Chicago, Washington, DC, Miami and Queens Today at the Winter Television Critics Association Press Tour PBS, America’s largest public media enterprise, and Eater, the leading food and dining brand from Vox Media, announced the six U.S…. Read More
PBS KIDS and member stations across the country will celebrate with new episodes of WILD KRATTS, NATURE CAT, READY JET GO! and SPLASH AND BUBBLES, along with games and hands-on activities for the entire family As children head out of school, PBS KIDS aims to address the summer learning gap by encouraging kids, parents and… Read More
Classically trained harpist Mary Lattimore kicked off the 2018 Nelsonville Music Festival on the Main Stage on Thursday, May 31. Recorded by James Miller, Joe Votaw, and Evan Hamilton. Audio by Evan Hamilton. Edited by James Miller.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – An elementary school student has won a contest aimed at raising awareness of prescription painkiller abuse in West Virginia. Attorney General Patrick Morrisey says in a news release that fourth grader Blake Pacitto of Lashmeet/Matoaka Elementary School in Mercer County was selected as the statewide winner in the Kids Kick Opioids… Read More
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) – A federal judge has dismissed charges against a black driver stopped by the Ohio State Highway Patrol following questions about the role race played in the arrest. Tyrone Warfield of Chicago was pulled over on the Ohio Turnpike in 2014 and convicted of a counterfeit charge based on debit and credit… Read More
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – The Kentucky Department of Revenue is launching a website to help state residents understand tax law changes. The changes were made during the recent session of the Kentucky General Assembly. The department says beginning July 1, some services will be subject to sales tax, and other taxes are impacted by the… Read More
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – Kentucky’s 2018 legislative session set a record with $10.67 million spent on lobbying. The Legislative Ethics Commission says the spending puts Kentucky on track for a record-breaking year with more than $22 million spent on influencing lawmakers. This year’s spending is 11 percent higher than 2016 and 19 percent higher than… Read More
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – House Democrats are joining those calling for a speedy resolution to Ohio’s impasse over selection of its next speaker. House Minority Leader Fred Strahorn, of Dayton, says the Democrats favor holding a floor vote for speaker. He added on Thursday that they don’t want to change House rules to keep the… Read More
Sunflower Bean performs “Burn It” from the 2018 album “Twentytwo in Blue” (Lucky Number) at the 2018 Nelsonville Music Festival. Video and audio by Ruthie Herman, Adam Ignasky, and Mitchell Sturkey. Color correction by Ruthie Herman. Edited by Mitchell Sturkey.
Chicago-based sibling rock ‘n’ roll duo White Mystery performs “Boy Next Door” from the 2018 album “Hellion Blender” (White Mystery) at the 2018 Nelsonville Music Festival. Video and Audio by Joe Votaw, James Miller, and Evan Hamilton. Edited by Evan Hamilton.
Thursday, May 31 marked the kick off for the 2018 Nelsonville Music Festival on the grounds of the historic Robbins Crossing in Nelsonville. WOUB was there to capture the action, and we have these images to prove it.
In his Porch Stage set at the 2018 Nelsonville Music Festival, Columbus-based rapper and producer Blueprint performed “Set It Off” from the 2018 album “Two-Headed Monster” (Weightless Recrodings). Video and audio by Ruthie Herman, Adam Ignasky, and Mitchell Sturkey. Color correction by Ruthie Herman. Edited by Adam Ignasky.
Have you ever read David Foster Wallace’s A Supposedly Fun Thing I’ll Never Do Again? Neither have I, but I can say it’s definitely NOT about Nelsonville Music Festival, because I’m back covering the annual event for the second year in a row. As a seasoned NMF (that’s what those of us in the know… Read More