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Local News
6:39 pm
Wed January 25, 2012

Songwriters Seminar This Weekend in Greenup, KY

Greenup County Extension Arts Council

 This weekend, modern country music composer Rick Ferrell, a Scioto County native, will be the featured artist in the first-ever songwriters seminar at Greenbo Lake State Resort Park in Greenup, Kentucky.  The park is located across the Ohio River from Scioto County and the city of Portsmouth. Anne Stephens is a University of Kentucky Extension Agent for Fine Arts in Greenup County. WNKU's Steve Hirschberg asked Stephens what the seminar is all about.

Local News
12:31 pm
Tue January 24, 2012

Cincinnati Police to Revamp Department

Cincinnati Police Chief James Craig
City of Cincinnati

Cincinnati Police  Chief James Craig, with the support of Mayor Mark Mallory and City Manager Milton Dohoney, says the police department will focus on five areas of change, following a two-month independent audit of the agency.  WNKU's Steve Hirschberg reports.

Local News
5:14 pm
Sun January 22, 2012

Locals chime in on Cincinnati as travel destination

Courtesy Cincinnati USA

Most Cincinnatians were very happy to hear the news that their hometown was named one of the top three travel spots by

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Local News
1:04 pm
Fri January 20, 2012

Museum Center Receives Artifacts From The Banks Construction Site

The Cincinnati Museum Center has given reporters a glimpse at artifacts uncovered when excavators began work on The Banks development on the city's central riverfront. The items were found in what used to be the basements of homes near the 19th century public landing. WNKU's Steve Hirschberg talked about the finds with Bob Genheimer, the Museum Center's Curator of Archeology.

Local News
12:19 pm
Wed January 18, 2012

NKU to Play Key Role in UpTech Initiative to Develop Informatics Start Up Companies

Northern Kentucky University's College of Informatics will play a significant role in UpTech.  It is a newly-announced initiative designed to transform our region into a world-class, high-tech hub that will spawn informatics companies and create high-paying jobs.  WNKU's Steve Hirschberg reports.

Local News
10:07 am
Wed January 11, 2012

Pink Smoke Over the Vatican showing in Cincinnati

Pink Smoke Over the Vatican is an award winning documentary about women and their struggle to be ordained Roman Catholic Priests.  The film is being shown at the Esquire Theater , Saturday January 14th. Following is a lunch and presentation by well known activist Father Roy Bourgeois.  Father Roy is an advocate of women's ordination and is featured in the film .

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Local News
2:18 pm
Tue January 3, 2012

Kentucky Releases Nearly a Thousand Prisoners

J. Michael Brown
Kentucky Justice and Public Safety Cabinet

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.


Local News
8:38 pm
Thu December 22, 2011

St. Joseph Orphanage making holidays brighter for kids in need

Sarah and Santa at St. Joseph Orphanage Christmas Party

There’s no place like home for the holidays. At least that’s what the song says. But as WNKU’s Cheri Lawson reports not everyone will be celebrating with parents and family this time of year.

Local News
1:59 pm
Thu December 22, 2011

New Documentary About Ruth Lyons Released

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.

Local News
5:36 am
Mon December 19, 2011

Vets discourage pets as holiday gifts

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.

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