This year's 12th annual Paddlefest gets underway tomorrow. Brewster Rhoads, the founder of the three-day Ohio River event, talked with WNKU's Steve Hirschberg. Rhoads says the festival kicks off with the Kids Outdoor Convention at Coney Island.
The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center will be hosting “In the Tradition” to perform an African centered jazz concert on Friday to conclude their Juneteenth celebrations. Spokesman Chris Miller says the Detroit-based ensemble will perform music that captures the spirit of the struggle for freedom.
Kentucky is home to more than 49,000 miles of rivers. Freshwater rivers and streams sustain our communities by providing drinking and irrigation water, wildlife habitat, recreational opportunities and more.
This Friday, the Collis P. Huntington Railroad Historical Society will run one of its special train excursions from Huntington, West Virginia to the Greenbrier resort in White Sulphur Springs. To find out more about the Historical Society and its rail excursions, WNKU's Steve Hirschberg talked with Chris Lockwood, the Society's Office Manager and Trip Chairman.
The official start to summer is just a few weeks away, but with the warm weather, the number of people reporting near-drowning incidents increases. Ohio Department of Health spokesperson Mary Clifton says most cases could’ve been prevented. WNKU’s Matt Kelley asked Ms. Clifton if there have been more occurrences this spring than in past years. ( get information at www.odh.gov )
Blues musician and 5 time grammy nominee Kenny Wayne Shepherd along with his lead vocalist and native Cincinnatian Noah Hunt will perform Friday, June 14th at the Madison Theater in Covington , Kentucky.
Tomorrow is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, which is designed to call attention to the problem of hundreds of thousands of people being abused, neglected or exploited each year. Laurie Petrie, with the Council on Aging of Southwestern Ohio, talked with WNKU's Sara Dreibelbis.