Today, the state of Kentucky is releasing 996 prisoners under a mandatory re-entry program. J. Michael Brown is Secretary of Kentucky's Justice and Public Safety Cabinet. He tells WNKU's Steve Hirschberg the release is one of the provisions of a reform law that state legislators approved almost unanimously last spring.
There is a new DVD documentary about the life and career of local television pioneer Ruth Lyons. Her 50-50 Club was broadcast in Cincinnati, Dayton, Columbus and Indianapolis. Lyons began on Cincinnati radio in the late 1930's and, after switching over to television, she remained a popular figure until deteriorating health forced her to retire in the mid 1960's. Mark Magistrelli and David Ashbrock co-produced the Lyons documentary.
How much is that doggy in the window? If you’re thinking of buying it as a holiday gift, most vets say, “Leave it.” WNKU’s Cheri Lawson talked with veterinarian Dr. Jodi Duff about giving pets as gifts.
Cincinnati Union Bethel and the Anna Louise Inn are celebrating being chosen as the Julie Martin Service Provider of the Year award by the Greater Cincinnati Coalition for the Homeless. The announcement came at an ironic moment as Cincinnati Union Bethel, operator of the Inn heads to court with Western Southern over proposed improvements to the property. Coalition spokesman Josh Spring talked to WNKU's Matt Kelley about why the Anna Louise Inn is so important to the community. (get more information at www.cinunionbethel.org).