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Regional News
6:00 am
Tue December 4, 2012

How to have a "Green" Holiday Season

Liz McGavran

Most people get too busy during the holidays to give much thought to environmental impact of seasonal celebrations. That’s why Liz McGavran and Dr. Jasleen Goel are presenting a workshop this weekend to inspire people to consider “green” holiday practices. McGavaran talked to WNKU’s Matt Kelley about what a problem the leftover wrapping paper alone can be.  ( get workshop information by contacting Liz McGavran at lizmcgavran@gmail.com or call 513.509.1930 )

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Regional News
6:00 am
Mon December 3, 2012

Deadline for Medicare Enrollment and Changes is Friday

The deadline for seniors and persons with disabilities to enroll in, or change their Medicare coverage is this Friday. Angela Zeek, spokesperson for Legal Aid in the Bluegrass says her office has been fielding questions about options and changes to the program for weeks. Zeek talked to WNKU’s Matt Kelley about what people should look for in a Medicare plan. (get in touch with Legal Aid of the Bluegrass at www.lablaw.org/ship )

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Regional News
6:00 am
Wed November 28, 2012

"Ohio Means Success" Helps Students Plan to Graduate

Only 26 percent of adults in Ohio have a four-year college degree, compared to 31 percent nationwide.  Each percentage point costs the economy in the state about two and a half billion dollars per year. In response, the states’ Board of Regents has created a task force to help students enter, and finish their degree programs. Ohio Means Success spokesperson Kim Norris talked to WNKU’s Matt Kelley about who is on the task force, and what they hope to accomplish. (get more information at www.ohiomeanssuccess.org )

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Regional News
6:00 am
Mon November 26, 2012

Kenton County Public Library Offers Online Magazines in Time for Holiday Shopping

The Kenton County Public Library is offering a new service to help patrons get prepared for the holidays. KCPL spokesperson Nicole Frilling says” Zinio” allows anyone with a library card free electronic access to more than a hundred magazines and can save people the cost of a subscription, while still providing all the same features of a printed magazine. WNKU’s Matt Kelley talked to Frilling about how it can help people save time and money. (get more information at www.kentonlibrary.org )

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Regional News
6:00 am
Fri November 16, 2012

Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner Spearheads Industrial Hemp Initiative

Kentucky Agriculture Secretary James Comer is the new head of the Industrial Hemp Commission. U-S senator Rand Paul is also supporting an initiative to allow for the plant to be grown in the commonwealth. Comer explained the reasoning behind the push to WNKU’s Matt Kelley…

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Regional News
6:00 am
Thu November 15, 2012

Cincinnati's Over-the Rhine to "Glow" During Holidays

A coalition of neighborhood businesses, non-profits and residents are planning a new holiday celebration the Over-the Rhine district in Cincinnati. Spokesman Sean Rhiney says the OTR Aglow competition will transform streetscape and attract people to experience the changes in the area. WNKU’s Matt Kelley talked to Rhiney about what people can expect to see. (get details at www.otraglow.com )

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Regional News
6:00 am
Tue November 13, 2012

Coalition of Suicide Support Groups Offers a Weekend of Healing for Survivors

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the tenth leading cause of death in the U.S. is suicide. Tricia Marks, spokesman for the Suicide Prevention Center in Dayton says their office is receiving about four-thousand calls a month, many from people younger than thirty years old. WNKU’s Matt Kelley asked Marks why this is a growing trend. ( get details and schedules at www.suicidepreventioncenter.tk )

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Regional News
6:00 am
Mon November 12, 2012

New Campbell County Library Branch in Alexandria in Question After Levy Loss

Artists rendering of the proposed new library.

People in Alexandria Kentucky may have to wait a while before they hear any word about the proposed new branch library in southern Campbell County. A highly contested levy issue to pay for the branch was defeated on election night. Library spokesman JC Morgan says the Board of Trustees has several options to proceed, but the details have yet to be determined. Morgan talked with WNKU’s Matt Kelley about the future of the project. (you can follow developments in this story at www.cc-pl.org )

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Regional News
6:00 am
Fri November 9, 2012

Northern Kentucky University has a Full Schedule of Events to Celebrate Veteran's Day

Several groups from the Northern Kentucky University community will be celebrating Veteran’s Day with a full schedule of events and activities. Veteran’s spokesman Doug Winford, talked to WNKU’s Matt Kelley about what they have planned…...(get a full schedule of events at www.nku.edu )

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