Highland Heights, Kentucky – $60 million 625 thousand. That's the goal for this year's United Way of Greater Cincinnati fundraising campaign. It's higher than the amount collected last year. Campaign Chair Kay Geiger, President of PNC Bank, tells WNKU's Steve Hirschberg the needs of the community continue to grow exponentially. Geiger says there are several new wrinkles in this year's campaign, including the main mantra "Bring One".
Cincinnati,OH – An earthquake in Virginia was felt by many of our listeners this week.WNKU's Cheri Lawson talked with Ohio Department of Natural Resources Mac Swinford and several WNKU listeners who phoned in with their experience of the 5.8 magnitude quake.
Highland Heights, Kentucky – Hamilton County has launched a campaign called "Do Ask, Do Tell". It's an effort to curb child abuse and neglect. WNKU's Steve Hirschberg talked about the program with Brian Gregg, a spokesman for Hamilton County Job and Family Services.
Highland Heights Ky. – Business Wise for the week of AUG 15 to 19 has Phillip Kessler on U.S. downgrade by S&P,Tom Cooney & Crystal Faulkner on money habits for everyone, Mary Hurlburt on protecting you credit as you go off to college,Lynn Meyers on the couriering industry and Jason Young on capabilities in business.
Lexington,KY – Pink Smoke Over the Vatican is a documentary about women and their struggle to be ordained Roman Catholic Priests.The film was shown to a crowd of more than 200 in Cincinnati earlier this summer. Last week the director and producer Jules Hart attended a showing in Lexington. WNKU's Cheri Lawson had a chance to sit down with Hart and talk about the project on the controversial subject.
" Fort Mitchell, Ky." – People trying to "kick the habit" have a new way to quit smoking. The Northern Kentucky Health Department is making the Cooper-Clayton Cessation program available online. Department spokesperson Megan Folkerth told WNKU's Matt Kelley that offering the program on the web allows more people access to help. (get more information about the Cooper-Clayton Online Smoking Cessation Program at www.nkyhealth.org )
Cincinnati, OH – Last week Time Warner cable bought Insight Communications for 3 billion dollars cash. Insight has 750,000 subscribers in Ohio, Indiana and Kentucky.John Kiesewetter is T.V. media critic for the Cincinnati Enquirer, the Kentucky Enquirer and Cincinnati.com. WNKU's Cheri Lawson asked him how long it will take for Insight cable customers to notice a difference in their cable system.
Covington,OH – A first-of-its-kind music festival is happening August 26th and 27th in Northern Kentucky. Tony Pero organizer for the event talked with WNKU's Cheri Lawson about this weekend full of musical frivolity.