Matt Kelley



Local News
7:57 am
Mon January 30, 2012

"Why Black History?" Debate & Discussion at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center

Is the teaching of Black History or a Black History Month still relevant? That’s the topic of a debate and discussion being held at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center this Thursday evening. Spokesman Christopher Miller says people have questioned the value of Black History and its impact on change. WNKU’s Matt Kelley caught up with Miller at the Freedom Center to find out why they decided to have a public discussion about this topic. ( get more information at

Local News
6:00 am
Fri January 27, 2012

Dayton to Host the First Four Games of the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship

The road to the Final Four will begin in Dayton this year with the NCAA Division One Men’s Basketball Championship First Four games on March 13th and 14th at the University of Dayton Arena. Legendary U of D coach Don Donoher says the region is no stranger to championship basketball. Donoher spoke to WNKU’s Matt Kelley about what it means to host such a prestigious event.

Local News
6:00 am
Thu January 26, 2012

MashComm36 Will Help Businesses and Provide Experieince for Students

Griffin Hall, NKU's Informatics showplace.

Businesses and non-profits looking for help finding solutions for PR and communication technology issues will be getting some assistance from NKU students. The College of Informatics and Communication Department will be hosting MashComm-36. Professor Zach Hart says student teams will work with area partners to design strategies and integrate technology to solve existing problems. WNKU’s Matt Kelley visited with Dr. Hart to find out how the program will work.

Local News
6:00 am
Mon January 16, 2012

OKI working to Improve Transportation for People With Special Needs

The OKI Regional Council of governments is working to improve transportation for people with special needs. Spokesman Travis Miller says they’re sifting through survey results and public meeting suggestions to provide strategies to help overcome transportation gaps and guide funding decisions on improvements. WNKU’s Matt Kelley asked Miller what they’ve learned. (get more information at

Local News
6:00 am
Thu January 12, 2012

Animal Hoarding Cases in Ohio and Kentucky in the Same Week

Mark Kumpf-Director of the Montgomery County Animal Resource Center

Within the last week, cases of animal hoarding have been investigated in Franklin County Kentucky and Montgomery County in Ohio. The actions resulted in the relocation of dozens of dogs and puppies to area shelters. WNKU’s Matt Kelley talked to Mark Kumpf of the Montgomery County Animal Resource Center about what animal hoarding is, and how you may be able to help. ( get more information about the Montgomery County Animal Resource Center wish-list at

Local News
6:00 am
Wed January 11, 2012

NKU to Host "Step Up for Kids"

Julie Witten-4C for Children Director of Northern Kentucky Services

Northern Kentucky University will be hosting the 4-C for Children’s “Step up for Kids” day this Friday at 2:30 in the Student Union. The event will bring together legislators, children’s advocates and concerned citizens to discuss and introduce the “Blueprint for Kentucky’s Children”. WNKU’s Matt Kelley talked to 4-C spokesperson Julie Witten about what people can expect to hear at the event. (Get details at  or

Mental Health
6:00 am
Mon January 9, 2012

Boone County Public Library Offers Mental Illness Education Series

Kathy Keller: Spokesperson for the National Alliance on Mental Health (NAMI).

The National Alliance on Mental Illness will be conducting a series of classes for family members and care-givers to help them cope with loved ones suffering with mental disorders at the Boone County Public Library starting Wednesday. Spokesperson Kathy Keller says the twelve sessions are free but registration is required. She talked to WNKU’s Matt Kelley about how the classes will help. ( call 859-261-4080 to register, or visit for details)

Local Cancer Screening
6:00 am
Fri January 6, 2012

N. Ky. Health Department Combines Annual Visits With Cancer Screening

     Women in Northern Kentucky who made a New Year’s resolution to make an appointment with the doctor will have an easier way to do it. Health Department spokesperson Lisa Heck says they’re combining “Prevention Pays” cancer screenings and annual check-ups together in several locations across the region. Heck described how it works to  WNKU’s Matt Kelley. ( get more information at

Local News
6:00 am
Wed January 4, 2012

Celebrate Adoption to Host Author Rhonda Roorda

 Author Rhonda Roorda will be the featured speaker at next month’s workshop sponsored by Celebrate Adoption. The presentation entitled “The Best of Transracial Adoption” highlights her personal experiences and oral histories of adoptees, as well as parents and siblings. WNKU’s Matt Kelley caught up with Roorda to find out what her message will be. 

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Local news
12:00 pm
Tue December 20, 2011

Father Daughter Team Release "Kentucky Rising"

NKU professor emeritus Doctor James Ramage, and Dr. Andrea Watkins are releasing their latest work. “Kentucky Rising” chronicles the culture, politics and everyday life in the commonwealth between 1800 and 1865. The father- daughter team visited the WNKU studios to talk to our own Matt Kelley about their collaboration on the book. (get more information at