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Councilwoman Welch brings Child Connection to St. Nicholas Academy

Wednesday September 19, 2007

For Immediate Release:
Majority Caucus
Louisville Metro Council
Contact: Tony Hyatt 574-4137/526-3622

Councilwoman Vicki Aubrey Welch (D) 13 and students at St. Nicholas Academy will participate in a special event on child safety on Friday that will soon be featured as part of a national TV program to help parents and children.

“The Child Connection continues to provide a valuable service to children in our area and across the Commonwealth of Kentucky,” says Welch. “I am glad the organization has been chosen to help bring attention to what’s being done in Louisville to keep children safe.”

On Friday, September 21st the Child Connection will join Welch for two safety education programs at the Academy on New Cut Road.

Joining Welch and the Child Connection will be a video crew from the Trinity Broadcast Network as part of a special national program on child safety. The program will be part of Carmen’s Reality Check hosted by the Christian singer, Carmen.

The show is planning a national forum for parents and safety issues later in the fall. Its focus is the danger of child predators, child abduction, internet predators and how to safe guard children from these crimes.

The show is interested in the Child Connection’s presentation and will also video tape a demonstration of one of the program’s Dedicated Cadaver Detector Dogs used in missing children searches.

“This TV program will give parents across the nation and the world the chance to see not only how to protect their children, but the efforts of an organization like the Child Connection to locate missing children,” says Welch.

The Child Connection is a non profit organization that was founded in 1992 in Louisville. Its mission is to not only protect children in the USA and Canada but to work with law enforcement and other federal agencies in the recovery of missing children.

Students at St. Nicholas Academy can participate in two education programs. The first program will begin at 12:30pm and the second will follow at 1:30pm. St. Nicholas Academy is located at the corner of New Cut Road and Southside Drive.

Councilwoman Welch is the sponsor of the two educational programs. She has also provided funding for the Child Connection to give similar safety programs in every elementary and middle school in District 13.

“I am honored to be part of this effort because keeping our children safe is a top priority for any parent.” says Welch. “ I am also glad the staff at St. Nicholas is working with us to spread the word out to a national, global audience.”

To learn more about the Child Connection go to or call 502-459-6888.

Vicki Aubrey Welch (D) 13