Ground will be broken soon for the Martin Luther King Drive interchange on I-71 in Cincinnati's Uptown neighborhood. WNKU's Steve Hirschberg talked about the project with Mark Policinski, CEO of OKI, the Ohio Kentucky Indiana Regional Council of Governments. Policinski says the $100 million project was made possible by a historic financial arrangement.
Kiosks and roadside vendors are popping up to sell fireworks across much of the country this week. With that in mind, officials from the division of the State Fire Marshal in Ohio are asking people to make themselves aware of the law regarding buying and discharging fireworks. WNKU’s Matt Kelley asked Chief Deputy Fire Marshal Jeff Leaming what people can legally purchase and use in the state this year. ( get more information at www.com.ohio.gov/fire )
ON SALE NOW...WNKU welcomes the second annual Ohio River Throwdown back to Riverbend Music Center and PNC Pavilion this September. The all day festival was created to celebrate the roots of American music on the banks of the Ohio River where some of the most legendary Blues, Country, Bluegrass, R&B and Rock N Roll records had their birth! Three stages, Twelve bands, One day only at Riverbend Music Center on Saturday, September 6...all made possible in part by WNKU.
Painted dog Valley is now open at the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden. The exhibit allows visitors to immerse themselves in the African Savannah. WNKU’s Matt Kelley asked zoo spokesman Bob Lessnau to describe what visitors will see at the new feature. (get more information at www.cincinnatizoo.org )
Two groups in our area are recalling a little-remembered civil rights event that happened in Lexington on the 4th of July in 1867. WNKU's Steve Hirschberg talked with Tom Law. He's the project director for the Archeology and Heritage Series which Cincinnati-based Voyageur Media Group produces with the Kentucky Archeology Survey.
Kentucky is joining a collaborative effort to assess college student learning. The Council on Postsecondary Education will work with three campuses to coordinate the study. WNKU’s Matt Kelley asked Council Vice President Aaron Thompson why they’re conducting the assessment. (get more information at www.cpe.ky.gov )