Matt Kelley

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Regional News
6:00 am
Tue January 8, 2013

Vocation Station in Scioto County Gains Community Rehabilitation Certification

     The Scioto county Board of Developmental Disabilities’ “Vocation Station” is now a certified Community Rehabilitation Program through the State of Ohio. Spokesperson Laurie Green says the designation will enhance funding and several other opportunities. WNKU’s Matt Kelley asked Green what the certification will mean to the community. (get more information at www.sciotodd.org )

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Regional News
6:00 am
Mon January 7, 2013

Northern Kentucky Hit Hard by Flu; Health Department Reports Plenty of Vaccine Available

The Northern Kentucky Health Department is reporting more than 550 cases of the flu have been diagnosed in the region so far this year, and that number may be on the rise. Department spokesperson Kelly Giesbrecht says there’s no shortage of vaccines this year and that people should get inoculated.

WNKU’s Matt Kelley asked Giesbrecht if the numbers are high. (get more information at www.nkyhealth.org )

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Regional News
6:00 am
Wed January 2, 2013

Boone County Public Library Offers Free Helpdesk for E-Reader Users

People who received E-Readers as holiday gifts, or took advantage of sales to buy one, will have a place to get free help setting up and using the devices. Boone County Public Library spokesperson   Shaun Davidson told WNKU’s Matt Kelley they’ll have a help desk ready to answer your questions and download books. (Get more information at www.bcpl.org )

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Regional News
6:00 am
Wed December 19, 2012

U.C. College of Nursing Implements Robotic Technology in Teaching and Healthcare

Debi Sampsel; Chief Officer of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at U.C.

The college of nursing at U.C. is making use of new robotic technology in their education, research and practice offerings. Spokesperson Deb Sampsel says she’s excited about the potential of the Intouch RP-7 as both a teaching and a care giving tool. WNKU’s Matt Kelley asked Sampsel what people can expect to see. (get more information at http://nursing.uc.edu/ )

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Regional News
6:00 am
Tue December 18, 2012

Area Hospitals Impose Visitation Restrictions

Several hospitals around the Tri-State are imposing visitation restrictions this holiday season. WNKU’s Matt Kelley asked Greater Cincinnati Health Council spokesperson Tonda Francis why the restrictions are coming at this time of year.

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Regional News
6:00 am
Thu December 13, 2012

Cincinnati Ballet to Host Annual Nutcracker Luncheon This Weekend

The Cincinnati ballet will be hosting the annual Nutcracker Luncheon at the Duke energy Center in downtown Cincinnati this weekend. Spokesperson Brittany Von Hoene says it’s becoming a holiday tradition for hundreds of families from around the Tri-State. Von Hoene talked to WNKU’s Matt Kelley about why this is such a great introduction to ballet for kids. (get details at www.cballet.org )

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Regional News
6:00 am
Wed December 12, 2012

Cincinnati Music Hall to Offer ParaNormal Investigations

Armchair “Ghostbusters” will have a chance to investigate “Things that go bump in the night” at Music Hall this January. Spokesman Scott Santangelo says new Guided Ghost Tours will allow people to explore places not often seen by patrons attending performances. Santangelo talked to WNKU’s Matt Kelley about why the building has a reputation as one of the areas most haunted places (get more information at http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/cincinnatimusichall )

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Regional News
6:00 am
Fri December 7, 2012

Kentucky State Police Initiate "Text-A-Tip" Program

The Kentucky State Police is launching an initiative with several community agencies in the Greenup County area to help curb crime. Sam Castle, spokesman for Pathways Regional Prevention Center says the “Text –A-Tip” program will allow people to contact the KSP about criminal activity… anonymously. Castle explained how the initiative works to WNKU’s Matt Kelley. (to contact the Pathways Regional Prevention Center go to http://www.pathways-ky.org/services/RegionalPreventionCenter.html )

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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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