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Regional News
6:00 am
Wed September 12, 2012

NKU Kicks Off National Hispanic Heritage Month this Friday

Leo Calderone

Hispanic Heritage Month begins this Saturday and runs through October 15th. NKU Director of Latino Student Affairs Leo Calderone says there are a host of events scheduled on campus to celebrate the occasion. Calderone stopped by the WNKU studios to talk to Matt Kelley about what they have planned. ( get more information and a schedule of events at http://latino.nku.edu/)

Regional News
6:00 am
Tue September 11, 2012

NKU's Six at Six Lecture Series Returns for 3rd Season

Chase Law Professor John Bickers

NKU’s Six at Six Lecture series will open this fall at the Mercantile Library in downtown Cincinnati on September 19th. Chase Law Professor John Bickers will discuss the constitutionality of the Emancipation Proclamation and if the president had the authority to issue it. WNKU’s Matt Kelley asked Bickers if Lincoln was loyal to the constitution by ending slavery, or if he assumed presidential powers the founders never intended. ( get more information at http://civicengagement.nku.edu/sixatsix)

Regional News
6:00 am
Thu September 6, 2012

Ohio Secretary of State to Mail Absentee Ballot Applications This Week

Ohio Secretary of State John Husted

This week registered voters in Ohio will begin receiving applications for absentee ballots for the November elections. Ohio Secretary of State John Husted says that for the first time in the state’s history all residents in all 88 counties will have the same opportunity to vote in person or by mail. WNKU’s Matt Kelley asked Husted what exactly an absentee ballot is, and who’s eligible to use one. ( get full voting regulations at www.myohiovote.com)

Regional News
6:00 am
Tue September 4, 2012

Greater Cincinnati 2012 Komen Race for the Cure adds 10K Run to Event Schedule

The Greater Cincinnati 2012 Race for the Cure is less than a month away, and organizers are adding a new twist for the fifteenth annual event. Spokesperson Amy Wagner says they’ll add a 10-K run to the event for the first time. Wagner told WNKU’s Matt Kelley that they’ll still have the 2K, 5K and Family Fun Run, but the new race was too good an opportunity to pass up. ( get registration information at www.komencincinnati.org/register  )

Regional News
6:00 am
Fri August 31, 2012

Vern Riffe Student Isaac Breech Wins Second Place in International Poster Contest

Mark Cornwell and Isaac Breech

Isaac Breech, a sophomore at Vern Riffe School is celebrating his second place finish in the United Travelers of America International safety poster contest. Principal Mark Cornwell says students from across the U-S and Canada took part in the event. He explained the idea behind the contest to WNKU’s Matt Kelley. ( get more information about Vern Riffe School at www.sciotocountydd.org)

Regional News
6:00 am
Thu August 30, 2012

Wild Horses and Burros Seek Good Homes

Wild Horses and Burros will be available to the public for adoption September 15th at the Ohio Horse Park in Franklin Furnace Ohio, just south of Portsmouth. The U-S Department of the Interior Bureau of Land Management runs the program. WNKU’s Matt Kelley talked with Bureau spokesman Steve Meyer about why adoption of these animals is necessary. ( get adoption information and requirements at www.blm.gov or www.facebook.com/BLMWildHorseAndBurro)

Regional News
6:20 am
Wed August 29, 2012

Erlanger-Elsmere Schools Accept Rachel's Challenge

A challenge to combat bullying and cultivate compassion is being accepted by students, parents and the community of the Erlanger Elsmere Schools. School spokesperson Maryann Moore says the  Rachel’s Challenge series is based on the writings of the first student killed in the Columbine High School tragedy, Rachel Scott. W-N-K-U’s Matt Kelley talked to Moore about what students will be learning. ( get more information at www.rachelschallenge.org)

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)

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