Granny’s Garden School will be presenting its Blooming Arts show this Saturday. Event coordinator Kelsey Paskal says the students get much of their inspiration from the garden at Loveland Elementary School and the proceeds will benefit both the garden and the art department. WNKU’s Matt Kelley talked to Paskal about what will be on display. ( get more information about the Art Show and Granny's Garden School at www.grannysgardenschool.org )
The unemployment outlook across the country is slowly improving, but one particular group of people always has a tough time finding work. People who’ve recently been released from prison are automatically precluded from some jobs, and often have trouble escaping their past. Montgomery County Commissioner Debbie Lieberman says the Office of Ex-Offender Reentry is educating employers about the benefits of hiring ex-offenders. Lieberman told WNKU’s Matt Kelley that getting past the stigma is the first step...
The looming sequester in Washington that would affect dozens of federal agencies has people particularly concerned about filing their taxes this year. Jenny Ward, spokesperson for Jackson Hewitt tax professionals says if the automatic cuts occur, people will likely have a longer wait for their refund checks. WNKU’s Matt Kelley asked Ward about what all this means to people who have yet to file.
The Ohio Historical Society and its partners will be in Columbus today for events honoring “Ohio Statehood Day”. Society spokesman Todd Kleismit talked to WNKU’s Matt Kelley about why it’s important to celebrate Ohio’s birthday…
The Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education is inviting prospective students to take part in an online event called “Transfer Madness” on March 6th. Council President Bob King says it’s a great way for students to begin planning the transition to 25 participating four-year Universities. WNKU’s Matt Kelley talked to King about the details of the event. (find out more about “Transfer Madness at www.transfermadness.org )
Queen City Glass Arts is inviting the public to a special glassblowing event in celebration of the Interfaith Hospitality Network on Friday night. Spokesperson Amy Wheeler says “Friday Night Blows” is an opportunity for artists to get to know the community and give something back at the same time. WNKU’s Matt Kelley talked with Wheeler about what people will see.
The Hamilton County Parks District is giving people a chance to learn what they need to know to make it through winter in the wild. The Wilderness Skills: Winter Challenge takes place next weekend at the Winton Woods Adventure Outpost. WNKU’s Matt Kelley talked to Outpost spokesman Rick Wheeler about what they’ll be teaching people about cold weather survival techniques. (get more information at www.greatparks.org )