"Dayton, Ohio" – Kayakers, and canoe enthusiasts will have a new place to play in Dayton within the next few years. Five Rivers Metroparks Deputy Director Carrie Scarff says a new plan would remove the five foot tall Monument Avenue Low Dam, and replace it with a with a series of shorter dams to allow for easy and safe passage for pleasure craft on the Great Miami river. WNKU's Matt Kelley asked Scarff why the project is so important for the city and safety. (get more information www.metroparks.org )
Highland Heights, KY – A student-led program in Kenton County School District is making a difference in the lives of hundreds of young people.WNKU'sCheri Lawson reports Hanner's Heroes is a unique program empowering more than 1500 pupils.
"Middletown, Ohio" – The decades long dream of an African American Heritage and Cultural Center in Middletown will become a reality this Saturday. Spokesperson Celeste Didlick-Davis talked to WNKU's Matt Kelley about why preserving the history of African Americans in Middletown is so important. (Get more information at 1-888-539-1652)
Highland Heights, Ky. – "Get the Led Out" hits Proctor and Gamble Hall at Cincinnati's Aronoff Center February 4. WNKU's Craig Kopp got a chance to talk with guitarist Paul Hammond about why this Led Zeppelin cover band is more than 'just' a cover band... even though what they are trying to do is sound just like Led Zeppelin...
" Dayton, Ohio" – We are all familiar with TV police officers reading suspects their Miranda rights, "you have a right to an attorney, if you cannot afford an attorney, one will be provided ", but what can people do if they need a lawyer for something other than a criminal case? The Greater Dayton Volunteer Lawyers Project provides free legal help for civil cases. WNKU's Matt Kelley asked spokesperson Helenka Marculewicz why more people don't know about this service.(find out more at www.gdvlp.org)
Highland Heights, Kentucky – Two departments at Northern Kentucky University have received grants from the Procter & Gamble Fund Higher Education Grant Program. One of the grants, which is for slightly more than $8,000, goes to Jennie LaMothe, NKU's Associate Director of New Student Orientation and Parent Programs. WNKU's Steve Hirschberg asked LaMothe what the money will be used for.
Highland Heights, Kentucky – The Home Ownership Center of Greater Cincinnati on Vernon Place in Avondale has set up a computer lab to help struggling homeowners who have had a temporary or permanent reduction in income. Rick Williams is President and CEO of the center. He tells WNKU's Steve Hirschberg that the computer lab is designed to help homeowners, at high risk for default or foreclosure, get the state assistance they need to keep their homes.