The recent storms and tornados across the region have a lot of people thinking about their own emergency plans. The Butler County Historical Society is offering people the chance to digitize and archive important family records and photographs free of charge. Executive Director Kathy Creighton told WNKU’s Matt Kelley that the timing of the event right after the storm is really just a coincidence. (get more information by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or call 513.896.9930)
Governor Steve Beshear and Lt. Governor Jerry Abramson today are visiting additional storm-damaged areas hit by Friday’s tornadoes and severe storms. Beshear will travel to Menifee, Morgan and Laurel counties, and Abramson will travel to Lawrence and Johnson counties.
TheNorthern Kentucky Youth Services Foundation will be expanding the scope of the services they provide to kids in the commonwealth. Executive Director Ryan Courtade says the agency wants to continue its’ present services and add some new advocacy activities. WNKU’s Matt Kelley asked Courtade why they’re making the changes. ( get more information at www.nkyyouth.org)
The Northern Kentucky Youth Services Foundation will be expanding the scope of the services they provide to kids in the commonwealth. Executive Director Ryan Courtade says the agency wants to continue its’ present services and add some new advocacy activities. WNKU’s Matt Kelley asked Courtade why they’re making the changes. ( get more information at www.nkyyouth.org)
A spokesman with the Bluegrass Chapter of the American Red Cross says the best way people can help with the massive storm relief efforts in Eastern Kentucky is financially. Winn Stephens says there are a variety of ways people can give. A $10 donation will be made automatically by texting the word REDCROSS to 90999. Contributions are also being accepted at redcross.org, or by calling 1-800-REDCROSS.
A STRONG THUNDERSTORM WILL AFFECT WAYNE AND NORTHWESTERN FAYETTE COUNTIES THROUGH 1100 AM EST.AT 1009 AM EST...RADAR INDICATED A STRONG THUNDERSTORM NEAR DUBLIN, MOVING NORTHEAST AT 40 MPH. THIS STORM WILL PRODUCE ONE HALF INCH DIAMETER HAIL. SOME LOCATIONS THAT MAY BE AFFECTED INCLUDE...DUBLIN...CAMBRIDGE CITY...HAGERSTOWN...CENTERVILLE AND FOUNTAIN CITY....MOUNT AUBURN...EAST GERMANTOWN...JACKSONBURG...GREENS FORK...ECONOMY...WILLIAMSBURG...WHITEWATER AND BETHEL ARE NEAR THE PATH OF THIS STRONG THUNDERSTORM.
America’s favorite castaway will be visiting the Tri-State this weekend. Dawn Wells, also known as Mary Ann will be boarding “The Redwood Express: Destination Gilligan’s Island". She’ll be helping to raise money for The Redwood School; which provides educational, therapeutic and vocational services for children and adults with disabilities. WNKU’s Matt Kelley asked Ms. Wells why she decided to make the trip. (get details at www.redwoodnky.orgor call 859.331.0880)
The National Weather Service in Louisville has issued a tornado warning until 1 p.m. EST today for southwestern Clark County, southern Fayette County, southeastern Jessamine County and northern Madison County.
Whether you’re planning a trip out of the country or just thinking about it, getting a passport is part of the process. Angela Farmer of the Cincinnati Public Library says they have a fast and easy way for people to apply and have their passport processed. Farmer talked to WNKU’s Matt Kelley about National Passport Day. ( get a passport application online at www.travel.state.gov or make an appointment at the library at 513.369.6900 )