The most recent Kentucky Health Issues poll is revealing startling statistics on prescription drug abuse in the Commonwealth and Southwestern Ohio. Ann Barnum, spokesperson for the Health Foundation of Greater Cincinnati says despite regulations the problem is reaching epidemic proportions.
Local author Andrea Cheng is celebrating another successful children’s book. She’s been writing and illustrating her works for more than a decade, but her most recent story about an enslaved artist is winning her national acclaim.
The Kenton County Public Library is proud to announce that Brent Cooper has been selected as the 2012 Mary Ann Mongan Literacy Award. Cooper’s company, “C-Forward” and its employees have been involved in numerous reading initiatives in the community. WNKU’s Matt Kelley asked library spokesman Dave Schroeder how they made the choice…
The USDA is now accepting applications for the Environmental Quality Incentives Program, also known as the “EQUIP” Wildlife Initiative. Kentucky Department of fish and Wildlife biologist Zak Danks says the program provides landowners an opportunity to improve wildlife habitat and the environment through financial incentives.
People across the country and around the world will be celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday today; and there are several events taking place right here in the Tri-State. Natalie Hastings, spokesperson for the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center says they have activities scheduled throughout the day. Ms. Hastings talked to WNKU’s Matt Kelley about what they have in store…
The nation will be celebrating the birthday of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday. But MLK Dayton will be commemorating Dr. King all month long. Chairman Anthony Whitmore says that the civil rights movement continues…even today. He explained the theme of this year’s events in Dayton to WNKU’s Matt Kelley. ( get more information at www.mlkdayton.org )
The 17th Annual Mainstrasse Village Mardi Gras celebration is only a few weeks away; and spokesperson Donna Kremer says there’s still time to sign up and participate. WNKU’s Matt Kelley asked Kremer why this New Orleans style event is so popular in a German influenced neighborhood. (get ticket and schedule information at www.mainstrasse.org )
A clinical trial at the University of Cincinnati is looking at how a patient’s own stem cells may be used to treat angina. Spokesman Doctor Neal Weintraub says the treatment may provide an alternative to traditional methods of addressing the condition. WNKU’s Matt Kelley asked Weintraub to describe how the procedure works (for more information about this and other cardiovascular disease clinical trials please call 513-558-2273 ).
The Northern Kentucky Health Department wants people who are struggling to quit smoking to know that they’re offering a free online class to help. WNKU’s Matt Kelley asked spokesperson Megan Folkerth how the Cooper-Clayton online method differs from other smoking cessation programs. (get more information about the program at www.nkyhealth.org )