The second annual Bunbury Music Festival begins today on Cincinnati's central riverfront. The three-day music fest features 80 bands from our area and around the country. WNKU's Steve Hirschberg asked Bunbury's Out of State Marketing Planner Brian Kitzmiller how the festival got its name.
The Kenton County Fair will be opening on Monday night June 15th, at the fairgrounds in Independence Kentucky. Spokesperson Nancy Koentrup talked to WNKU’s Matt Kelley about what’s new at the event this year.( get details at www.kentoncountyfair.com )
The St. Elizabeth “STARS” program will host an equine grief camp for children at Potter’s Ranch in Union, Kentucky next week. Therapist Vivien Finnigan says dealing with death is never easy, but facing the process as a child can be even more difficult. WNKU’s Matt Kelley talked to Ms. Finnigan about the camp; and what the acronym “STARS” stands for. (get details at www.stelizabeth.com or call or email Ms. Finnigan at email@example.com , (859)301-4612)
The Cincinnati Food Truck Association represents 20 mobile food vendors. Their menus include Belgian waffles, gourmet hot dogs, hand-dipped ice cream and Korean barbecue. Emily Frank is the association's president. She talked with WNKU's Sara Dreibelbis.
Today, Cincinnati's National Underground Railroad Freedom Center is hosting a free legal clinic for non-profit organizations that are combatting human trafficking and assisting victims. Luke Blocher is the Freedom Center's Director of National Strategic Initiatives. WNKU's Steve Hirschberg asked him about the purpose of today's event.
Cincinnati native Liz Kelly appears as a contestant on tonight's episode of TV's Jeopardy. The 31-year-old, who grew up in Cincinnati, attended Little Flower Elementary School, McAuley High School and Xavier University. Liz went on to law school at Vanderbilt. Liz is the oldest of 6 kids. Her parents Rich and Gail Kelly and 4 of her five siblings live in Cincinnati. Liz is an attorney, now living in Chicago and working for the IRS office of Chief Counsel.
Registration for the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources’ “Becoming an Outdoors Woman” workshop in September is now open. Spokesperson Beth Spivey-Minch says it’s a great way for women to learn more about hunting, fishing, boating and other outdoor pastimes. Ms. Minch talked to WNKU’s Matt Kelley about who can participate and what they’ll experience. ( get more information at www.kdfwr.state.ky.us/ )
Those of us of a certain age have fond memories of Coney Island, the grand old Cincinnati amusement park on the banks of the Ohio River. Although the park still exists in name, its current form is on a much smaller scale. But now, old Coney has been re-created in miniature on the mezzanine level at EnterTRAINment Junction, which bills itself as the world's largest indoor model train layout. WNKU's Steve Hirschberg went to the junction in West Chester and spoke with General Manager Bill Balfour.
The Boone County Public Library is offering a program that will allow people to explore a variety of pass-times and hobbies at the “30 things in 3 Hours” Festival on July 27th. Spokesperson Shaun Davidson says the event will give people a chance to talk to experts, sign up for classes and maybe try something new. Davidson explained how they’ll pack everything from raising chickens, to origami into one day to WNKU’s Matt Kelley. (get details at www.bcpl.org )