Matt Kelley

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Regional News
6:00 am
Mon August 5, 2013

Cincinnati Police District 2 to Sponsor "National Night Out" at Owl's Nest Park

More than fifteen-thousand cities and towns across the country will be celebrating the “National Night Out” tomorrow. Cincinnati Police district 2 spokesman Tom Meyer says it’s a great opportunity to strengthen community relationships. WNKU’s Matt Kelley asked Meyer what people will see and do at Owl’s Nest Park in Cincinnati tomorrow night. ( get more information at www.d2nno.com or http://www.natw.org/about-nno/ )

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6:00 am
Fri August 2, 2013

Cincinnati Community Toolbank Celebrates One Year of Service

Kat Pepmeyer: Executive Director, Cincinnati Community Toolbank

The Cincinnati Community Toolbank will be one year old in just a few days; and Executive Director Kat Pepmeyer says they’ve exceeded all of their impact goals and have participated in several projects around the region. Ms. Pepmeyer talked to WNKU’s Matt Kelley about what happening at the toolbank. (get more information at www.cincinnati.toolbank.org  )


  

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Regional News
6:00 am
Thu August 1, 2013

Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources Battles Invasive Plants

When people think about invasive species, they often consider animals like lion-fish and zebra mussels. But, the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources manages invasive plants too. Biologist Terri Estes says non-native plants can have a negative effect on an entire ecosystem. Ms. Estes talked to   WNKU’s Matt Kelley about what invasive plants are found in the region and what’s being done about the problem.  (get more information at www.kdfwr.state.ky.us )

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Regional News
6:00 am
Mon July 29, 2013

Queen City Wheels Cycling Club to Partner With Local Organizations to Provide Free Bike Helmets

The Queen City Wheels Cycling Club is partnering with several local organizations to provide free bike helmets for local kids on August 6th. Club spokesman Jeff Seeley says the giveaway will be part of the National Night Out program. Seeley talked to WNKU’s Matt Kelley about how the initiative came about. (get more information at www.qcw.org )


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Regional News
6:00 am
Thu July 25, 2013

Ohio Farm Field Workers Travel to Washington to ask for Protections

Mario Vargas

Ohio farm field workers are joining others from across the country in Washington to urge legislators and the EPA to strengthen protections for laborers exposed to pesticides and other harmful agricultural by-products. The Farm Labor Organizing Committee, or FLOC, says whistle blowers are often retaliated against and have difficulty finding work again. WNKU’s Matt Kelley asked FLOC spokesman Mario Vargas to explain what dangers field workers are facing. (get more information about FLOC at www.floc.com )


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Regional News
6:00 am
Mon July 22, 2013

Local Doctor Warns of Lawn Mower Dangers

Never allow children to ride on a lawnmower!

While it may seem like an innocent joyride, giving a child a spin on the riding mower can quickly turn into disaster. More than nine-thousand children are treated for lawn mower related injuries each year. WNKU’s Matt Kelley has details on how to prevent a summer tragedy.


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Regional News
6:00 am
Wed July 17, 2013

Northern Kentucky Halth Department Seeks Volunteers for the Medical Reserve Corps

The Northern Kentucky Medical Reserve Corps is looking for people to join their organization, which provides support for public health agencies during times of crisis. Spokesperson Jean Caudill says the local unit has more than 450 volunteers, but they still need more. Ms. Caudill explained the importance of the corps to WNKU’s Matt Kelley. ( get more information by calling Jean Caudill at 859.363.2009 or email Jean.Caudill@nkyhealth.org )

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Regional News
6:00 am
Tue July 16, 2013

"Revelation Trail" to Invade the Madison Theater July 25th

John Gibson on the set of "Revelation Trail"

Revelation Trail, an independent film with local roots will host its first area screening at the Madison Theater in Covington July 25th at eight o’clock. NKU professor John Gibson wrote, directed, and produced the feature length western-horror film.

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6:00 am
Fri July 12, 2013

Kenton County Fair to Open Monday July 16th

The Kenton County Fair will be opening on Monday night June 15th, at the fairgrounds in Independence Kentucky. Spokesperson Nancy Koentrup talked to WNKU’s Matt Kelley about what’s new at the event this year.( get details at www.kentoncountyfair.com )

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