Matt Kelley

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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)

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)

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