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Developing
1:41 pm
Mon March 5, 2012

Red Cross Accepting Kentucky Tornado Relief Donations Via Phone

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.

 

Developing
10:55 am
Fri March 2, 2012

Heavy Storms Moving Through the Dayton Area-Hail Possible

     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.

 

Local News
6:00 am
Thu March 1, 2012

Gilligan's Island's Dawn Wells to Visit the Redwood

Dawn Wells-Mary Ann from Gilligan's Island

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)

Breaking
12:42 pm
Wed February 29, 2012

Tornado warning issued for Fayette, Clark, Jessamine and Madison counties

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.

Local News
6:00 am
Wed February 29, 2012

The Cincinnati Public Library Celebrates National Passport Day/Processes Applications

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 )

Local News
6:00 am
Tue February 28, 2012

Prokids Seeks Advocates for Children

Prokids Director Tracy Cook

Imagine what it’s like for a child growing up in an abusive or neglectful environment and being taken away from the only home you’ve known, to placed into foster care. Prokids  helps children in Hamilton County navigate the system. Director Tracy Cook says one of the most important services they provide is that of Court Appointed Special Advocates, but they don’t have enough volunteers. WNKU’s Matt Kelley asked Cook about what Prokids does and their changing needs. (get more information about Prokids at www.prokids.orgor call 513.281.2000 ).

Local News
12:06 pm
Fri February 24, 2012

Attorney General Expresses Concerns Over Google's New Privacy Policy

Kentucky Press News Service

Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway has joined the attorneys general of 35 other states in expressing concern over Google's new privacy policy. In a letter to Google Chief Executive Larry Page, the attorneys general outlined multiple concerns with recently announced changes to Google's privacy policy that is scheduled to automatically go into effect for all users of Google products and services on March 1.

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Local News
6:00 am
Fri February 24, 2012

U.C. Center for Aging with Dignity says 1 in 7 People Over age 60 will be Financially Exploited

Charles Puchta and Dr. Evelyn Fitzwater, moderators of " America's Dirty Little Secret-Elder Financial Abuse".

According to the University of Cincinnati Center for Aging with Dignity, about one out of seven people age sixty and older will be financially exploited this year. Director Charles Puchta told WNKU’s Matt Kelley that the economy is partly to blame for the increase. (the forum will take place at the Sycamore Senior Center 4455 Carver Woods Drive Cincinnati (BlueAsh) 45242 February 29th from 9am-12pm, get more information at http://www.uc.edu/ce/olli.html

Local News
11:48 am
Thu February 23, 2012

Storms, even tornadoes possible Thursday in parts of Kentucky

Kentucky Press News Service

Thursday's spring-like temperatures in the 60's could also bring spring-like thunderstorms and tornadoes - particularly along the state's Interstate 64 corridor.

It will be windy Thursday across most of Kentucky with guests of 20 to 30 mph possible. The culprit is an area of low pressure approaching from the west. Thunderstorms are possible.

The National Weather Service office in Louisville said severe thunderstorms are possible from Louisville to Frankfort to Lexington to Winchester - particularly from 4 to 10 p.m. EST.

Local News
6:22 am
Mon February 20, 2012

Tax Tips for Filing Status of Newly Divorced

Jenny Ward- Jackson-Hewitt

Tax season is just around the corner, and for many people that means a host of new filing questions. Jackson Hewitt Spokesperson Jenny Ward says people who have divorced within the last year are often confused about filing status, and deductions concerning children. Ward talked to WNKU’s Matt Kelley about the best strategies for people who’ve recently parted ways.

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