"Cold Spring,Ky." – The NKU Astronomy Department and the Campbell County Library are inviting amateur enthusiasts to enjoy a day of exploration and discovery with the experts tomorrow. Spokesperson Melanie Hartzel says the two-part event begins at the Cold Spring branch of the Campbell County Library and ends with a free showing of "Earth, Moon, Sun" at the Haile Digital Planetarium. WNKU's Matt Kelley asked Hartzel what they have planned. (get more information at www.nkuconnections.nku.edu )
" Cincinnati, Ohio" – The MidPoint Indie Summer Series is in full swing, offering free concerts on Fountain Square in Cincinnati every Friday evening all summer long. Spokesman Dan McCabe says this years Indie line-up may be the best in the events' three year history. McCabe described what makes this a perfect warm-up for the MidPoint Music Festival in September to WNKU's Matt Kelley...( get more information at www.mpmf.com )
Highland Heights, Kentucky – Starting today, state troopers in Ohio are taking part in a 72-hour "Roadcheck 2011" inspection to promote safety in commercial motor vehicles. The crackdown on trucks, buses and their drivers is taking place simultaneously in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. Lieutenant Anne Ralston is with the Ohio Highway Patrol. She tells WNKU's Steve Hirschberg that the annual inspection program yields results.
Highland Heights, Kentucky – It's not exactly a secret that Southeast Ohio, Eastern Kentucky and parts of West Virginia are enduring an epidemic of prescription pain killer addictions among adults. Now, the Director of the Scioto County, Ohio Counseling Center in Portsmouth says dangerous drugs such as oxycontin are rapidly making their way into a much younger population. Ed Hughes spoke about the problem with WNKU's Steve Hirschberg.
Highland Heights – Business Wise for the week of May 30th to June 3rd has Kevin Kabot on the economy,Tom Cooney & Crystal Faulkner on budgets for newlyweds and teaching kids about finances, Dr. O'dell Owens on his passion for helping others and making a difference,Dan Bisig on planning for college and Terrie Marksberry on Rabbit Hash Kentucky and it's popularity.
" Cincinnati, Ohio" – The United Coalition for Animals in Cincinnati is taking a new approach to helping people get their pets spayed or neutered. Spokesman Randy Kramer says their clinic is providing transportation to, and from the vet for our four-footed friends. Kramer told WNKU's Matt Kelley that the idea started out as a voucher program that grew into a community-wide partnership. (get more information at www.ucancincinnati.org )
Highland Heights, Kentucky – This weekend, the Miami County town of Troy--the center of Ohio's strawberry production--will hold its 35th annual strawberry festival. WNKU's Steve Hirschberg talked about the event with Heather Dorsten, the festival's business manager.
Highland Heights, Kentucky – Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear has announced a statewide, cultural district certification program designed to show off the state's arts and cultural amenities. The Kentucky Arts Council will administer the program. WNKU's Steve Hirschberg asked Lori Meadows, the council's executive director, what a cultural district is.
" Covington, Ky." – Legendary comedienne Paula Poundstone will be appearing at the Madison Theater in Covington this weekend. She's a regular guest on NPR's "Wait, Wait Don't Tell Me" and was recently inducted into the Comedy Hall of Fame. WNKU's Matt Kelley caught up with Poundstone via telephone at her home in California and asked when she realized comedy was in her future.(get details at http://www.madisontheateronline.com/viewevent.php?id=505 )