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.
Addressing Kentucky’s high rate of students dropping out of high school has been a concern for many Kentucky legislators for years, and the problem has drawn a lot of interest during the current legislative session.
Tough economic times are taking their toll on people across the country; but a recent study by the Greater Cincinnati Coalition for The Homeless shows that families are the fastest growing group facing homelessness. The coalition will host a public discussion about their recommendations this afternoon at the Cincinnati Health Foundation. Executive Director Josh Spring talked to WNKU’s Matt Kelley about their findings and what they hope to accomplish.
By Jack Brammer and John Cheves Lexington Herald-Leader
FRANKFORT — The battle over Kentucky's newly-drawn legislative districts went to the state Supreme Court on Monday at a potential cost of $220,000 in legal fees, most of that to be footed by taxpayers.
Students at one local high school have a new reason to be on time and in class every day. Dohn Community High School is paying its’ students for attendance and punctuality. Principal Ramone Davenport explained how the program works to WNKU’s Matt Kelley. ( get more information about Dohn Community High School at www.dohnschool.org)
Students and recent graduates of Northern Kentucky University will have an opportunity to take part in a new business start-up program this summer. The INKUBATOR will provide financial and professional support to students who have a good business idea, but lack the resources to begin a venture. Program spokesman Doctor Rodney D’Souza talked to WNKU’s Matt Kelley about why young businesses need to be nurtured. (get more information at http://management.nku.edu/inkubator/index.php)
H.O.P.S will be presenting the first of its’ “Food for Thought” teambuilding series today at noon. CEO Pamla Winther says it’s a great way to network and take some tangible lessons back to the office. W-N-K-U’s Matt Kelley asked Winther how the program works> ( get details at www.hopsfoodforthought.comor call 513-588-2808 )
Things like the slumping economy and the post-holiday blues can take their toll on people’s emotions. According to the 2011 Kentucky Health Issues Poll; about half of the Commonwealth’s residents reported that they had a friend or family member behave in a way that might indicate a serious mental health problem. Health Foundation of Greater Cincinnati spokesperson Janice Bogner told WNKU’s Matt Kelley that perceived depression isn’t the same as a clinical diagnosis, but that’s still a high percentage.
In observance of National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, the Northern Kentucky Health Department is offering a day of free, walk-in rapid screenings. Spokesman Bob Ford sasy African Americans account for thirty three percent of all HIV cases diagnosed in 2009, but only account for about eight percent of the state’s population. WNKU’s Matt Kelley asked Ford why the problem is so prevalent in the African American Community. (get more information for local services at www.nkyhealth.org)