Matt Kelley

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Regional News
6:00 am
Tue August 28, 2012

Main Strasse Village Oktoberfest Named One of the Best in the U.S.

County Fairs and end-of-summer events are taking place all over the Tri-State. But one local celebration has been named one of the top ten festivals in Kentucky by Top Events USA. Spokesperson Donna Kremer says the Main Strasse Village Oktoberfest is also listed as one of the top twenty in the nation. WNKU’s Matt Kelley asked Kremer what makes their event so unique. ( get more information at www.mainstrasse.org)

Regional News
6:00 am
Mon August 27, 2012

West Nile Virus Beginning to Appear in Ohio

According to recent reports this may be the worst West Nile Virus season in the nation’s history. But Doctor Richard Gary, the State entomologist for the Ohio Department of Health says the problem is not so severe in the Tri-State; at least not yet. WNKU’s Matt Kelley asked Doctor Gary how people can tell if they’ve contracted the virus. (get additional information at www.odh.ohio.gov)

Regional News
6:00 am
Thu August 23, 2012

Secret Santa Cincy to Hold Road Rally-Scavenger Hunt

It’s never too early to start planning for the holidays. That’s the word from the Secret Santa Cincy Foundation. The group is holding a Road Rally-Scavenger Hunt this weekend to help raise money for families in need at Christmas time. WNKU’s Matt Kelley caught up with one of Santa’s anonymous “secret” helpers to find out what they have in store. (get registration information at www.secretsantacincy.comor call Bob Gerding at 513.703.1348 )


  


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Regional News
6:00 am
Tue August 21, 2012

Kenton County Seeks Volunteeer Court Appointed Special Advocates For Children

Court Appointed Special Advocates of Kenton County is seeking volunteers to provide abused and neglected children with an adult to work on their behalf. CASA executive Director Nicky Jeffries says it’s a great way to help a child navigate the legal system. WNKU’s Matt Kelley talked to Jeffries about who can volunteer and what it takes to be an advocate. ( get more information at www.casakentonky.org)

Regional News
6:00 am
Mon August 20, 2012

Montgomery County Employees Invite the Public to 2012 United Way Campaign Kickoff Lunch

Montgomery County employees are inviting the public to the commons area behind the Juvenile Justice Center for the 2012 United Way Kickoff campaign picnic. County treasurer Carolyn Rice talked to WNKU’s Matt Kelley about why this event is so important to their fundraising efforts, and what to expect. ( get more information at www.facebook.com/MontgomeryCounty)

Regional News
6:00 am
Fri August 17, 2012

Bikers to Help Kids with 3rd Annual "Christmas in August" Poker Run

Kenny Jones, Tracey Reynolds & Betty..... Betty is the bike... 1947 knucklehead

Local bikers will be revving their engines for a good cause this Sunday. The third annual Poker Run is scheduled for August 19th, and the proceeds will go to help children have a better Christmas. WNKU’s Matt Kelley talked to event coordinator Kenny Jones about the” Christmas in August” fundraiser for kids. (to get more information or register for the Poker Run contact Kenny Jones at 502-514-2450 )

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Regional News
6:00 am
Wed August 15, 2012

Cincinnati Community to Commemorate the 150th Anniversary of the Black Brigade

On September ninth the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center and Cincinnati Parks and Recreation are hosting the One-hundred Fiftieth anniversary commemoration of the Black Brigade. Freedom Center Spokesman Richard Cooper says there will be events at Smale Park all day, followed by a concert from the Cincinnati Pops. WNKU’s Matt Kelley caught up with Cooper to find out more about the celebration. ( get details at www.nurfc.org)

Regional News
12:06 am
Tue August 14, 2012

Please Don't Feed the Bears!

Black bear sightings in Kentucky are increasing this summer as drought conditions worsen across the state. People in populated areas, such as Lewis County have reported spotting the animals as recently as last week. Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife spokesman Mark Marriccini talked to WNKU’s Matt Kelley about the increasing numbers of bears in the Bluegrass.

Regional News
6:00 am
Mon August 13, 2012

Cincinnati Works Celebrates Members and Staff with "Labor of Love" Online Fundraiser

Young professionals of Cincinnati works are using their influence to impact impoverished people around the Tri-State with an online event titled “Labor of Love”. Director Peggy Zink says it’s a fundraising opportunity to celebrate the accomplishments of its members and staff. WNKU’s Matt Kelley caught up with Zink to find out more about Cincinnati Works. ( get more information about Cincinnati Works at www.cincinnatiworks.org or to help with their campaign visit www.razoo.com)

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