A self-described "Northern Kentucky girl" has moved into the national spotlight.

Roula Allouch, an attorney from Erlanger, last month was named to head the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR). Washington-based CAIR is America's largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization.

Allouch, 34, who grew up in Berea and Lexington, went to the University of Kentucky for both undergrad and law school. She moved to Greater Cincinnati eight years ago.

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