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Regional News
6:00 am
Tue July 9, 2013

Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources to Host "Becoming an Outdoors Woman" Workshop

Registration for the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources’ “Becoming an Outdoors Woman” workshop in September is now open. Spokesperson Beth Spivey-Minch says it’s a great way for women to learn more about hunting, fishing, boating and other outdoor pastimes.  Ms. Minch talked to WNKU’s Matt Kelley about who can participate and what they’ll experience. ( get more information at www.kdfwr.state.ky.us/ )‎


 


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Regional News
6:00 am
Mon July 8, 2013

Boone County Public Library to Offer "30 Things in 3 Hours" Festival July 27th

The Boone County Public Library is offering a program that will allow people to explore a variety of pass-times and hobbies at the “30 things in 3 Hours” Festival on July 27th. Spokesperson Shaun Davidson says the event will give people a chance to talk to experts, sign up for classes and maybe try something new. Davidson explained how they’ll pack everything from raising chickens, to origami into one day to WNKU’s Matt Kelley. (get details at www.bcpl.org )

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Regional News
6:00 am
Fri July 5, 2013

Endangered Rhinoceros Calf Conceived by Artificial Insemination is World's First

Ethan, the baby Indian Rincoeros.

The Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden’s Center for Conservation of Endangered Wildlife is celebrating the birth of an Indian Rhinoceros calf conceived through artificial insemination. The baby rhino was born in Alabama. Spokesperson Dr. Monica Stoops explained the partnership with the Montgomery Zoo, and the outcome with WNKU’s Matt Kelley. ( get more information at www.cincinnatizoo.org )


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Regional News
12:06 am
Wed June 19, 2013

National Underground Railroad Freedom Center to Host "In the Tradition" for Juneteenth Concert

The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center will be hosting “In the Tradition” to perform an African centered jazz concert on Friday to conclude their Juneteenth celebrations. Spokesman Chris Miller says the Detroit-based ensemble will perform music that captures the spirit of the struggle for freedom.

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Regional News
6:00 am
Mon June 17, 2013

Near-Drowning Reports Increase as Summer Nears

The official start to summer is just a few weeks away, but with the warm weather, the number of people reporting near-drowning incidents increases. Ohio Department of Health spokesperson Mary Clifton says most cases could’ve been prevented. WNKU’s Matt Kelley asked Ms. Clifton if there have been more occurrences this spring than in past years. ( get information at www.odh.gov )

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Regional News
6:00 am
Thu June 13, 2013

Northern Kentucky Health Department Initiates Bicycling Program to Combat Obesity

The Northern Kentucky Health Department is promoting bicycling and combating obesity with a new initiative this summer. Spokesperson Kelly Schwegman says grant money will help transform the department’s six locations into more bike-friendly destinations. Ms. Schwegman explained where the money came from, and what else it will be used for, to WNKU’s Matt Kelley. (get more information at www.nkyhealth.org )

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Regional News
6:00 am
Wed June 12, 2013

"Connecting The Dots" Program Helps Ohio Youths In Foster Care Transition to Adulthood

Ohio Department of Job and Family Services Director; Michael Colbert

The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services is announcing a new initiative to help teens and young adults who’ve been involved in the foster care system make the transition to adulthood. Director Michael Colbert  says kids  are often unprepared for life on their own. WNKU’s Matt Kelley talked to Mr. Colbert about how the “Connect the dots” program works. (get more information at www.jfs.ohio.gov )

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Regional News
6:00 am
Tue June 11, 2013

River Sweep to Take Place This Weekend

More than twenty-thousand volunteers from several states will be participating in this weekend’s Ohio River Sweep. Great Parks of Hamilton County spokesperson Kimberly Whitton says they’ll be hosting two clean-up locations. Ms. Whitton talked to WNKU’s Matt Kelley about how it came about; and what will be happening during River Sweep. ( get more information at www.greatparks.org or www.orsanco.org )

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Regional News
6:00 am
Mon June 10, 2013

Mainstrasse Village to Host 13th Annual Goettafest

Mainstrasse Village in Covington Kentucky will be hosting the 13th annual Goettafest this weekend. Spokesperson Donna Kremer says there are countless ways to serve the traditional German staple. Ms. Kremer talked to WNKU’S Matt Kelley about what people will be dishing up at Goettafest this year. (Get more information at www.mainstrasse.org )


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Regional News
6:00 am
Thu June 6, 2013

Indpendent Transportation Network Provides Rides for Seniors and Visually Impaired

People who are visually impaired and those who have a difficult time driving due to their age have a new option to get around. The Independent Transportation Network is a non-profit ride providing service in Cincinnati. Spokesperson Kathy Nafus explained how the network is different from cab companies to WNKU’s Matt Kelley. (Get more information at www.itngreatercincinnati.org )

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