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UNION RECORDER Your Community Recorder newspaper serving Union, Richwood and Walton A WINNING LEGACY B1 Record-setting coach retires from teaching. 75¢ BECAUSE COMMUNITY MATTERS THURSDAY, JULY 25, 2013 Cornhole tourney to help veterans Union resident helps Thomas More event By Stephanie Salmons CRESTVIEW HILLS — A cornhole tournament at Thomas More College will raise money for a veterans’ scholarship. Eddie Oestreicher, an assistant professor in the Department of Business Administration, said the college decided about a year ago they “wanted to be a lot more veteran Enter, then, the inaugufriendly.” ral Heroes Cup Cornhole “We – a group of adTournament, from 10 a.m. ministrators and eduto 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 24, cators – formed a task near the Bank of Kenforce to develop stratetucky Observatory on the gies and approaches Thomas More campus. that would promote the While 70 percent of the school, inform the mil- Oestreicher proceeds will go to tournaitary of our ‘Yellow ment payout, 30 percent Ribbon’ status and provide fun will go to the school’s Heroes events to honor both our return- Scholarship Fund. ing reserve and active duty serOestreicher said that’s a new vice members and their fam- scholarship that will benefit reilies,” Oestreicher said in an turning veterans. email. According to Oestreicher, there will be “a whole host of vendors that are military-related.” Winners also qualify to participate in a West Virginia tournament with a $20,000 prize payout. The event is something that can be enjoyed not only by folks who play regularly, Oestreicher said, “but also people who play in their backyard.” According to Oestreicher, the tournament is “open to everyone. “We want to make it an annual event.” Oestreicher, who has lived in Union since 2005, retired in 2012 after 31 years in the military. He spent 10 years in the U.S. Army Reserves and nearly 22 years in the U.S. Navy Reserves. Online registration is $30 per team of two. Visit or call 513-965-8687 to register. Registration is $40 the day of the event. Want to continue the conversation? Tweet at @SSalmonsNKY Triple Crown 5K to benefit charity By Stephanie Salmons UNION — A new 5K race planned in Triple Crown may not quite be a run for the roses but locals can run for their favorite charities. Participants can run, jog or walk in hopes of helping their favorite charity at the inaugural Triple Crown 5K Fun Run. The race begins at 7 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 10, near the playground across from the community’s country club, located near Whirlaway Drive and Triple Crown Boulevard. A halfmile kids run starts at 8:15 a.m. Organizer Stephanie Fuller said runners will travel down Triple Crown Boulevard to Richwood Road before turning at the stoplight and coming back. The finish line is at the coun- LONGEST WATER SLIDE IN UNION RETURNS See 5K, Page A2 A large water slide will again be featured at Harmony Place Christian Church's Vacation Bible School.PROVIDED Community Recorder UNION — Harmony Place Christian Church, the Union Campus of Florence Christian Church, is once again holding its annual Vacation Bible School (VBS) program in Union. According to their children’s minister, the Rev. Sue Bishop, this year’s theme is “Miracles on the Water.” There will be stories, games, crafts and snacks centered on Jesus’ ministry involving water –Noah’s Ark, Parting of the Red Sea, Jonah, and Jesus walking on water. Harmony’s campus pastor, Dexter Simpson, said he “came up with the idea of creating the longest water slide in Union about five years ago as a way to have fun and stay cool during VBS.” The slide is 200 feet long and has FREEZER PESTO WILDCAT SCRAMBLE Fresh basil leads to Rita’s latest version of pesto sauce. B3 The University of Kentucky alumni are having their annual golf outing. B9 since become an annual tradition. The slide runs down the hill in front of the playground at the house where Vacation Bible School worships, near the new Union fire station. “Just look for the new blue sign with the big letter ‘H’ facing U.S. 42,” Dexter said, adding the campus is accessible off old U.S. 42. Stephanie Fuller is organizing the first Triple Crown 5K Fun Run and half-mile kids’ run on Aug. 10. STEPHANIE SALMONS/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER See WATER, Page A2 Contact us Vol. 2 No. 36 © 2013 The Community Recorder ALL RIGHTS RESERVED News ..........................283-0404 Retail advertising .........513-768-8404 Classified advertising .........283-7290 Delivery ........................781-4421 See page A2 for additional information RAIN OR SHINE! Saturday d July 27, 2013 • 9am - 5pm 859-635-9587 Presented by Campbell County Farmland Work Group CE-0000556173

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