Poet,teacher and radio host Katerina Stoykova-Klemer from Bulgaria has been writing poetry since she was 8 years old . Katerina moved to the U.S. in 1995 and has lived in Lexington, Kentucky since 2005. The author of 3 books of poetry will discuss her life and her newest book of poems at Joseph Beth Booksellers in Crestview Hills, Kentucky ,Wednesday, October 16th in conjunction with the 2013 Thomas More College visiting author series.
The flu season is upon us once again, and the Northern Kentucky Health Department is urging people to get their vaccinations as soon as possible. Department epidemiologist Kelly Giesbrecht says the new vaccine will protect against four strains of the flu, compared to three in previous years. WNKU’s Matt Kelley asked Doctor Geisbrecht if the urban legend about flu shots making people sick is true. (get more information at www.nkyhealth.org )
Governor John Kasich’s Cabinet Opiate Action Team is announcing a new set of guidelines to combat prescription drug abuse and overdoses in Ohio. Cabinet spokesperson Bonnie K Burman explained what the new guidelines mean to doctors, pharmacists and patients to WNKU’s Matt Kelley. (get mmore information at www.odh.gov )
Big Bone Lick State Historic site in Boone County will be hosting the 31st annual Salt Festival next weekend. Spokesperson Laura Robbins says the celebration isn’t all about salt, but also embracing 19th century culture in the Bluegrass. Ms. Robbins explained how the tradition started and what will be happening to WNKU’s Matt Kelley. (get more information at http://parks.ky.gov/parks/historicsites/big-bone-lick/events.aspx )
The 7th annual Books by the Banks Celebration will be taking place at the Duke Energy Center in downtown Cincinnati from ten until four this Saturday. Spokesman Arne Alquist told WNKU’s Matt Kelley that the despite the influence of electronic media, books are still meaningful and popular. (get more information at www.booksbythebanks.org )
Students at Mary A. Goetz Elementary School in Ludlow Kentucky will help a Fort Mitchell based company solve business issues, thanks to a Grant from Duke Energy. Ludlow Independent Schools has been working with the Partnership for Innovation in Education known by the acronym PIE, to accelerate workforce readiness and development. Partnership spokesperson Mary Welsh Schlueter talked to WNKU’s Matt Kelley about how the learning program developed. (get more information at www.pie.org )
The government shutdown in Washington has several local agencies wondering how they will keep their doors open without federal help, including Head-Start and other childhood education programs in Ohio. Suzanne Prescott spokesperson for Butler County Early Childhood Education programs explained the situation to WNKU’s Matt Kelley. (get more information about the Butler County Education Services Center at www.bcesc.org )
The residents of Bourbon County Kentucky will be hosting the “Tour De Paris” bicycle event in just a few weeks. The ride doesn’t take place in France, but organizers say it may be just as scenic. Spokesperson Elisha Bowman told WNKU’s Matt Kelley that they hope the play on words will bring out more cyclists to enjoy the fall weather.(get details at www.parisky.com.)
A Northern Kentucky University professor and a graduate student are collaborating on a book that will be released in just a few months. Dr. Eric Jackson stopped by the WNKU studios to talk to Matt Kelley about how he and his co-author and student are using images to tell the story of the Underground Railroad.