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Regional News
6:00 am
Wed February 6, 2013

Portsmouth Pub Hold "Burn's Supper" to Benefit SSU

Hogan’s Port City Café and Pub in Portsmouth is preparing to donate $950.00 to the Shawnee State University Development fund. Owner John Hogan says the money comes from proceeds raised during the 2nd Annual “Burns Supper”, honoring the Scottish Poet Robert Burns. WNKU’s Matt Kelley talked to Hogan about why he chose to honor the “Bard” of Scotland at an Irish pub

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Regional News
6:00 am
Fri February 1, 2013

Today is National "Wear Red Day"

People will be seeing red today across the country; not because they’re angry, but because today the American Heart Association is encouraging people to participate in National “Wear Red Day” to raise awareness about women’s cardiovascular disease. Lori Fovel spokesperson for the AHA Cincinnati chapter, explained the campaign to WNKU’s Matt Kelley.


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Regional News
6:00 am
Thu January 31, 2013

NKU Faculty, Staff and Students Receive A.L.I.C.E. Training

The recent tragedy at Sandy Hook is bringing safety in public places such as offices, malls and schools into mainstream conversations. In response, Doctors Cheryl Jonson and Melissa Moon from the NKU Criminal Justice Department are partnering with NKU Police Chief Jason Willis to offer ALICE training to faculty staff, and some students. Doctors Jonson and Moon stopped by the WNKU studios to talk to Matt Kelley about why people need to change the way they think about safety.


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Regional News
6:00 am
Tue January 29, 2013

Northern Kentucky Health Issues Poll Shows Increasing Prescription Drug Abuse

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.


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Regional News
6:00 am
Mon January 28, 2013

Local Author Andrea Cheng to Discuss "Etched in Clay: The Life of Dave, Enslaved Potter and Poet"

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.

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Regional News
6:00 am
Fri January 25, 2013

Kenton County Public Library Announces Recipient of Mongan Literacy Award

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…

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Regional News
8:13 am
Thu January 24, 2013

Applications Now Being Accepted for Wildlife Habitat Improvement Program in Kentucky

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.

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Regional News
6:00 am
Mon January 21, 2013

National Underground Railroad Freedom Center to Celebrate MLK Day with a Full Schedule of Events

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…

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Regional News
6:00 am
Wed January 16, 2013

MLK Dayton Celebrates Dr. King's Legacy

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 )

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