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 )
" Highland Heights, Ky." – Entomologists across the region are predicting a particularly bad tick season this summer, and that has some people concerned about the diseases they carry. NKU entomologist Gregory Dahlem says the biggest misconception people have about ticks is that they're most likely to pick them up in the woods. Dahlem explained which areas we should be particularly cautious around to WNKU's Matt Kelley
"Cincinnati, Ohio" – The U.S. Coast Guard Marine Safety Detachment in Cincinnati is doing its part to help the victims of the deadly tornados that left the Missouri town of Joplin in ruins.Public Information Officer Jerry Mussman says they're filling a truck with much need supplies for Joplin residents today. WNKU's Matt Kelley asked Mussman what they need. (for more information call 513.921.9033 or email email@example.com )
Cincinnati,OH – This spring the World Health Organization announced that cell phone use could possibly cause brain cancer.WNKU's Cheri Lawson reports a common sense approach is recommended by a Cincinnati brain surgeon when it comes to using mobile phones.