Employees in the unclaimed property division of the Kentucky Treasurer’s Office are working to locate the rightful owners of more than $26 million dollars in unclaimed property in the counties hardest hit by the violent storms of March 2. The Treasurer’s Office approached Lexis Nexis, an information technology services company, for assistance and the company generously agreed to donate enhanced software to speed up the process of locating and verifying the owners of over 99,000 claims in the federally designated disaster counties.
Students at Northern Kentucky University are offering help to people affected by the recent storms and tornados across the region. The Student Government Association is collecting donations and is organizing volunteer efforts. Spokesperson Ali Hedges stopped by the WNKU studios to talk to Matt Kelley about how local college students are getting involved in relief efforts around the area . ( get more information by emailing the NKU SGA at email@example.com contact Ali Hedges by emailing to firstname.lastname@example.org)
Local crime historian and author J.T. Townsend will be reopening the infamous Lizzie Borden murder trial at the Cincinnati Public Library this weekend. Townsend will introduce armchair detectives to new insights and revisionist theories on the case. Catch Lizzie Borden the Eternal Fascination at the main branch of the Cincinnati Public Library March 24th at 10:00 am. (get more information at www.cincinnatilibrary.org)
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 email@example.com 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.