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Leaders talk goals for 2013 School, government officials share plans

From city and county leaders to school administrators, officials throughout Campbell County are looking ahead to 2013. Here is what some local leaders have planned for the upcoming year:

STEVE PENDERY Campbell County Judge-executive “We want to continue our economic recovery in the county and continue our efficiency moves at the county government. And part of that is going to require us to come up with a new means to finance our emergency response system; our 911 system... At the legislature, a couple of imporPendery tant things will be a change in the law that allows emergency management offices to merge. That’s illegal right now. And there’s a little pension issue that makes it difficult for local government agencies to merge. And overall to preserve the future for the local and state government the financial future you’ve got to fix the pension system.”

GLEN A. MILLER Campbell County Schools Superintendent “Our goals for the Campbell County School District in 2013 are to ensure students are ready for college, career and life; open the new Campbell County Area Technology Center and High School stadium. Providing our students with a Miller high quality instruction and a wide variety of exemplary extra-curricular offerings, Campbell County students will be fully prepared for the future and our community will be best positioned to compete successfully in 2013 and beyond.”

WAYNE STARNES Bellevue Independent Schools Superintendent “The Bellevue Independent Schools are intent on building the educational foundation of early childhood learners with See GOALS, Page A2

Members of a poetry authors group, finished with a regular meeting, walk out of the Cold Spring Branch of the Campbell County Public Library with materials in hand for checking out Thursday, Dec. 27. From left are Karen George of Florence, Donelle Dreese of Alexandria, and Nancy Enzweiler of Camp Springs. Cold Spring is the southernmost branch in Campbell County. CHRIS MAYHEW/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

Campbell County looks ahead to 2013 Heroin, pensions and library are top issues

By Chris Mayhew and Amanda Joering,

In a world full of unknowns, there are debates, legislative battles, decisions and development plans already expected to happen in Campbell County in 2013. Campbell County Public Library Board of Trustees President Rebecca Kelm said in November that a decision and further discussion on plans to build a fourth library in southern end of the county were not likely until early 2013. JC Morgan, the library’s director, said during a Dec. 18 meeting of the library board that there was nothing to talk about on the South Branch plans. Board member and capital campaign committee cochair Paul Johnson said outreach to potential donors to raise money for the library are ongoing.

Pensions/911 dispatch

Fixing the state pension system will continue to be debated in the state legislature and is important because it involves the financial future of every local government in Kentucky, said Campbell



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County Judge-executive Steve Pendery. Pendery said he has a lengthy list of items he wants to see accomplished or push for in this year’s legislature including pursuing giving local areas the option of having their own sales tax. “People would vote on whether they want a sales tax to support local projects,” he said. Pendery said the sales tax idea is not tied to the need for a new Brent Spence Bridge carrying the interstate over the Ohio River. “That’s actually a longer conversation,” he said. The 911 dispatching service in the county is also expected to be discussed since the dispatch center is funded by fees on phone land lines, and not cell phones, he said. “We’ve been left behind in two ways,” Pendery said. “You know we need to upgrade the system, but we also have to upgrade the way we pay for it.”

Battling heroin

An issue that became well-known in 2012 that is carrying on into 2013 is the region’s heroin epidemic, which is bringing law enforcement agencies and medical professionals together in an effort to adSee 2013, Page A2

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» For Campbell County Schools, the start of a new football season in 2013 is scheduled to begin on a new turf field already installed as part of a construction project at the district’s high school. The construction project, nearing completion, includes a full stadium and athletics complex and a new technical school on the high school campus south of Alexandria. » The business accelerator program Uptech, created in 2011 in a partnership including Campbell County and Northern Kentucky University will continue, according to Campbell County Judgeexecutive Steve Pendery. UpTech attracted eight technology companies with the offer of $100,000 in start-up money and the ability to work with NKU's College of Informatics faculty, staff and students. “UpTech is a very good example of the things we are trying to do to create jobs and continue the economic recovery of the county and all of Northern Kentucky,” Pendery said. » At A.J. Jolly Park, a new volunteer group dedicated to the county park is planning to have a 50th anniversary celebration and fundraiser in August. » In Alexandria, work on the 916-unit residential development Arcadia is starting with the building of roadway already in progress. The city approved the building of 224 condominiums and 51 single family homes in 2012 at the joint project of Fisher Homes and Drees Co.

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dress the problem. To combat the heroin epidemic, the county has been working behind the scenes on a partnership with law enforcement and other officials, Pendery said. An announcement of an idea formed from that partnership is planned prior to the state legislature convening Jan. 8, he said. “We’re going to try to get a change made in the law to make enforcement a little easier,” Pendery said. Bellevue Police Chief Wayne Turner said the heroin epidemic is a problem this isn’t going to just go away. In the new year, Turner said he hopes to see even more partnerships throughout the area between police, community members, the Northern Kentucky Drug Strike Force and the Northern Kentucky Heroin Impact

Committee to address the heroin issue. “We need to continue the successes we’ve had and learn from our failures,” Turner said. “We really need to focus our efforts to stop this epidemic.” Turner said helping addicts get treatment and stopping heroin suppliers will play a big part in addressing this issue.


In terms of local developments, 2013 is looking like a big year for the City of Newport. “2012 was a great year for our city,” said City Manager Thomas Fromme. “But, 2013 is definitely going to be a big year for us.” In the upcoming year, Fromme said residents can expect to see more development in the Newport Pavilion, the ground-breaking of a new high-end residential building at the corner of Fifth and Saratoga streets, and the opening of the Nth Degree Distillery by the Party Source.

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the implementation of a Born Learning Academy and Cradle School. Additionally, experiences for all students are being expanded through increased support from comStarnes munity partnerships. Finally, a concentrated effort on improving instructional effectiveness in technology rich classrooms is providing experiences to enable all students to become college and career ready.”





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MARK STOEBER Cold Spring Mayor “My goal for 2013 is to remain fiscally conservative and to continue to move through the recession in a very solid fiscalStoeber ly responsible manner. And to ensure that I and the administration are in tune with the wishes of council.”

BILL RACHFORD Alexandria Mayor “From a growth standpoint it is to continue our planned growth in the city as the Arcadia development begins to unfold because they’re Rachford working on breaking ground...Number two, I want to build on


our momentum of our Christmas in Alexandria. Number three is to continue to work on our road program that we started two years ago. Number four is to make the best use of our tax dollars possible.... And certainly in light of last Friday (a reference to the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Connecticut) is to keep our citizens as safe as we possibly can.”

MARY BROWN Fort Thomas Mayor “The city will continue to provide the highest quality of services to our citizens. We will support our businesses and encourage new ones. Brown We will complete the amphitheater enhancements and work with the schools to provide additional recreation facilities.”

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JAY BREWER Dayton Independent Schools Superintendent “Dayton Independent Schools will be using three key terms to guide our focus for 2013. These words are lead, grow, and engage. Lead allows us to focus on the fact that all of us are leaders in actions great and small. The word Brewer grow establishes our focus on working to grow student achievement, teacher development, and community outreach. The term engage reminds us of our goal of engaging students at high levels every day.”

JIM HAMBERG Southgate Mayor “In the city of Southgate, we plan to develop a City Emergency Preparedness Plan, complete the Safe Routes To School project, continue to provide quality serHamberg vices for our citizens, continue taking advantage of every grant opportunity which benefits our city and relieves the tax burden on our residents, fill alternate board vacancies, continue to work with our state legislators to find additional funding for various projects and work with state and county officials for the

advancement of economic development.”

JERRY PELUSO Newport Mayor “2012 was a very successful year for the City of Newport. Developments that were announced for construction in 2013 were View 180, the bourbon distillery, the Saratoga flats upscale residential building, and the many business openings at the Peluso pavilion to name just a few. Our goal and mission is to continue to focus on bringing first class business to our community, work with our existing businesses and to create more home ownership and keep our community safe and clean.”

GENE KIRCHNER Fort Thomas Independent Schools Superintendent “Within the Fort Thomas Independent School District, we are building on our tradition of excellence by focusing on becoming a world class school district. Our overarching goal for 2013 is to redefine Kirchner our mission and vision for the future in order to ensure that all students will be prepared for success in the new global economy.”

BRIEFLY Sites for recycling Christmas trees

When it's time for the Christmas tree to come down, there are at least 10 drop-off sites to recycle the evergreen. Drop-off sites will accept trees for recycling from through Jan. 11. Watch for signs indicating the drop-off site. All trees will be chipped into pieces by individual cities or by Northern Kentucky University for use as compost. The drop-off sites are: » Unincorporated Campbell County: County road department, 1175 Racetrack Road, Alexandria. Check in at the front desk. For information call (859) 547-1802.

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» Alexandria: City maintenance garage, 865 Gilbert Ridge Road. For information call (859) 635-4125. » Bellevue: Public works garage, 630 Colfax Avenue. For information call (859) 2610260. » Cold Spring: Public works storage yard off Weaver Lane by the soccer fields. For information call (859) 441-9604. » Dayton: City garage, 900 7th St. For information call(859) 4911600. » Fort Thomas: Tower Park behind the old daycare. For information call (859) 441-1055. Trees placed on the curb will also be picked up on Jan. 9.

» Highland Heights: City building, 176 John’s Hill Road. For information call (859) 441-8575. » Newport: Public works, 1020 east 9th St. For information (859) 292-3686. » Southgate: Place trees on the curb for pick up by the city. For information call (859) 4410075. » Wilder: Public works facility (place trees in front of salt storage), 114 Center St. For information call (859) 393-3318. For more information visit Campbell County's website and click the “Solid Waste” link.

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Library offers classes on Nook, iPad By Amanda Joering

For local residents who aren’t quite up to date on the newest technology, the Campbell County Public Library has you covered. Just in time for the holiday gift giving season, the library is offering classes to help become familiar with iPads and Nook eReaders. Amanda Neace, the assistant programming director at the library’s Cold

Spring branch, said the classes are just another way the library works to help the community. “As times are changing, the library is working to be as relevant as possible,” Neace said. “We want to make the library a place that people get help with these things.” To teach patrons about the Nook eReader, the library is bringing in a Barnes & Noble representative to talk about the product, its features, how to use

UPCOMING CLASSES » Let’s Learn about the iPad: 6:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 7, at the Cold Spring Branch » Let’s Learn about the Nook: 6:30 Monday, Jan. 14, at the Cold Spring Branch » Let’s Learn about the Nook: 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 24, at the Carrico/Fort Thomas Branch

them and how it can be used to get free e-books from the library, Neace said. Neace said for iPad owners, freelance photojournalist Malinda Hartong, a

former photographer with Enquirer Media, will give an overview of the product, how to use it and how it can be used in conjunction with the library.

Hartong, who was working at the Enquirer when the iPad first came out, said even though she hadn’t planned on it, she bought an iPad the first day it came out, because she could tell it was where media was headed. Now Hartong, who does freelance work and teaches photography classes, said she uses the iPad in her business and to teach. “I just love to share this technology and tips on how to use it with everybody,”

Hartong said. Neace said along with offering the classes, the library is working to train staff on the new technology so they can better serve patrons . “The library is really making an effort to address these things,” Neace said. “This is a new goal that we are making a priority.” For more information about the library and its offerings, visit .

Renovated areas now open Parking, ER waiting room updated By Amanda Joering

FORT THOMAS — After about six months of construction, St. Elizabeth Healthcare recently opened the newly renovated emergency room waiting area and parking lot. The renovations, part of an ongoing initiative designed to improve the convenience and appearance of the hospital, began in July and included a renovation and reorganization of the emergency room entrance and waiting area, a new triage bay, protocol room and consultation room, and a redesigned parking and patient drop-off area. Ashel Kruetzkamp, the nurse manager of the emergency department, said pa-

tients and visitors will notice the difference right when they walk in the door and see the new look and set-up. Unlike before, when people had to walk through the waiting room to get the registration desk, now the desk is located right inside the door. Kruetzkamp said they also changed the purpose of the registration desk. Now, patients are only asked their name and health issue at the desk, then insurance information is taken after they’ve been seen by a physician. “We don’t want to delay someone from getting seen,” Kruetzkamp said. “This is one of the things we’re doing to try to expedite care.” The renovation also includes an expanded seating area, with two separate spaces for patients and their families to sit. In the new protocol

room, Kruetzkamp said several tests can be completed including blood work or an EKG, which helps staff begin to treat patients even when all the emergency beds are full. The new consultation room gives doctors and place to talk to family members. Kruetzkamp said the new parking lot was designed with safety in mind, with a designated patient drop-off circle and a new designated parking area for ambulances, that would often pull right in front of the door in the old parking lot. “We really collaborated a lot with the staff and EMS about how things needed to be laid out to be accessible and safe,” Kruetzkamp said. So far, the feedback about the renovations have been very positive, Kruetzkamp said. Along with the renovation project, Kruetzkamp

HERO launched to stop drunk driving Community Recorder Gov. Steve Beshear has launched Kentucky’s HERO campaign for designated drivers, encouraging people to participate in designated driving programs throughout Kentucky and the nation. The national campaign was established by the family of Navy Ensign John Elliott of Atlantic County, N.J., who was killed in 2000 in a head-on collision with a drunken driver. The HERO Campaign works in cooperation with schools, businesses, law enforcement agencies, and other community-based or-

ganizations to promote the use of safe and sober designated drivers to prevent drunken driving tragedies. Businesses, including bars, taverns and restaurants, are invited to display posters and window decals identifying the locations as HERO sites, and are asked to serve free soft drinks to sober designated drivers. The HERO campaign was inspired by Navy Ensign John Elliott, who was killed by a drunken driver as he was traveling home from Annapolis, Md. to southern New Jersey for his mother’s birthday in July, 2000. Elliott had recently graduated with merit from the U.S. Naval

Academy, where he was named the Outstanding HERO of his graduating class, and was prepared to enter naval flight officer school that fall. Elliott’s parents, Muriel and William Elliott, along with Kentucky State Police, local law enforcement, beverage distributors and retailers and community leaders, joined Gov. Beshear as he signed a proclamation designating Dec. 18, as HERO Campaign Day. The HERO Campaign is partnering with the Kentucky Highway Safety Office, state police and the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control.

Recent renovations improved the emergency room parking and drop-off area at St. Elizabeth Fort Thomas. AMANDA JOERING/COMMUNITY RECORDER said they’ve also been working to update the emergency care area with new bedside carts, paint, curtains, and chairs. All of these changes are being made to make the patients experience at St. Elizabeth Fort Thomas better, Kruetzkamp said.

She said the emergency department, which sees about 38,000 people a year, has six fast-track beds for things that are treated easily like broken bones and stitches and 16 acute care beds, for people with issues like chest pains. Earlier this year, St. Eliz-

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Group empowers teens to make difference By Libby Cunningham

FLORENCE — With a series of claps Tim Hanner, former superintendent of Kenton County Schools, calls the meeting to order. He’s at the front of a classroom at Gateway Community and Technical College in Florence that’s filled with student leaders from across Northern Kentucky. They’re a part of the Northern Kentucky Youth Advisory Board. “It’s about empowering kids,” Hanner said. “We are going to the schools and working with administrators to find a group of student leaders to empower them to make a difference in their schools.” Student leaders from over 25 Northern Kentucky high schools, about 100 in total, are part of the organization. It’s been around for about a year. “I want them to know what high school students are capable of,” Hanner said, explaining that the Dec. 12 meeting bridges the gap between ideas and action. Teens at the December meeting will be making waves in the Tristate by participating in the philanthropic Magnified Giving,

Amy Kerdolff, left, from Dixie Heights High School, works with Mersades Fornash, right, from Dayton High School, on a team building activity. The girls are members of the Northern Kentucky Youth Advisory Board. LIBBY CUNNINGHAM/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

which gives local nonprofits an opportunity for grant money. Groups choosing possible recipients focused on organizations

that help with hunger, homelessness and children’s issues in Greater Cincinnati. “It’s all about researching and

learning about the nonprofit,” said Larry Tibbs, a retired Dixie Heights High School teacher, adding this could include site vis-

its. “It’s forcing the kids to make those decisions.” After researching nonprofit groups students will whittle down a list of those they want to ask to apply for the grant. The groups will be contacted and go through a process of convincing students why they should receive the funds. Five hundred dollars is up for grabs through Magnified Giving, but students can give more. The organization will match up to $150 of extra funds if they can be raised, Tibbs said. Using laptops, a computer lab and smartphones teens at the meeting started to research possible recipients. “I chose hunger because I feel like that is a very basic issue,” Amy Kerdolff said. “If you’re hungry that affects everything in your life.” Kerdolff, a student at Dixie Heights High School, said she’s happy to be a part of the Northern Kentucky Youth Advisory Board. “I feel like it gives us an opportunity to see what other teens are doing,” she said. “It gives teens an opportunity to do something instead of relying on adults.” Visit for more community news

HMS Peak program seeks volunteers By Amanda Joering

FORT THOMAS — Highlands Middle School is looking to the community to help some of the school’s struggling students. The school is currently needs volunteers to participate in the Peak program, meant to increase motivation and improve math and reading skills for students working below their grade level. The program began last year after parent Kelly Kelso participated in a fellowship with the Commonwealth Institute of Parent Leadership through the Prichard Committee. In an effort to get more involved with the school, Kelso worked with teachers and administrators to design the program. “The goal is to help students who need an extra boost,” Kelso said. Martha Coffman, one of the teachers involved in the program, said it’s designed to address students’ needs on an individual basis by bringing volunteers from the community in to work one-on-one with each student. Coffman said the volunteers come in once a week for 20-45 minutes and work with their student. “Just having someone being there for them helps the students,” Coffman said. “The students really work harder and faster when the volunteers are here.” Currently, about 85 students participate in the program, Coffman said, but more volunteers are needed. Volunteers must be 18 or older, submit to a background check and participate in a short training. Having the program provides a lot of support for teachers, Coffman said. Kelso said the program has been even more successful than she anticipated. “The adults enjoy being in the program, the students are learning and the teachers appreciate the extra help,” Kelso said. “This program is going great from all sides.” Volunteers can come in to work with students Monday through Friday during first period, lunch or sixth period. For more information about the program or to volunteer, call 441-5222.

Students from St. Joseph School, Cold Spring, visit the learning center at California Woods. They were studying a unit about trees and forests. THANKS TO ST. JOSEPH PUBLICITY COMMITTEE


The second-grader students at St. Joseph School, Cold Spring, had a sunny day for their field trip. The students went to California Woods to learn more about the unit they studied on trees. They hiked, played games, planted seeds and learned about animals that live in trees.

An environmentalist from the California Woods shows students from St. Joseph School, Cold Spring, the leaf of a pawpaw tree. She explained to them how important the leaf was for helping the tree make food. THANKS TO ST. JOSEPH PUBLICITY COMMITTEE



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2012: Sports in pictures Here are some of the Recorder’s top sports photos of 2012.

Bishop Brossart keeper Courtney Ledonne dives to try to save a Camels penalty kick. Brossart beat Campbell County in penalty kicks in the 10th Region girls soccer final. FILE PHOTO

NCC 2012 player Brady Hightchew looks to pass last season. FILE PHOTO

Brossart senior Corey Kramer makes a diving catch in right field to save two runs against Campbell County April 26.

Bishop Brossart’s Zach Fardo pitches against Pikeville during the opening round of the state baseball tournament June 4. Fardo was the Sportsman of the Year for the Alexandria Recorder. FILE PHOTO

Campbell County senior QB Tyler Durham runs past Dixie Heights sophomore Luke Zajac for a second-half touchdown run. Campbell beat Dixie Heights 36-32 Oct. 5. Durham had an outstanding senior season at QB. FILE PHOTO

Campbell County sophomore Jennah Flairty negotiates a steep hill in the regional cross country meet. FILE PHOTO

Josh Cain completes a long pass to Mac Franzen in the 2A playoff opener against Gallatin County. Cain and the ‘Breds later won the state title. FILE PHOTO

Campbell County senior Megan Rauch, mask in tow, looks to pass the ball. Campbell fell to Montgomery County 47-40 in the 10th Region girls basketball final. She was the 2012 Alexandria Recorder Sportswoman of the Year. FILE PHOTO

Campbell County sophomore Joe Kremer celebrates after getting a game-saving out at home plate in the bottom of the seventh. Campbell beat Brossart 4-3 in 10 innings in baseball April 26 at St. Mary in Alexandria. FILE PHOTO

Campbell County 2013 player Trey Brun shows his unique style during the state bowling tourney. FILE PHOTO

Corbin Woods of Campbell County celebrates his regional championship Feb. 11. FILE PHOTO

Campbell County sophomore Eli Matthews (13) gets a leaping interception as Boone County freshman Thad Moss tries to stop him Oct. 19. FILE PHOTO




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A healthy mix of naughty and nice

With many kids enjoying the holiday at home, their parents may soon be wrestling with the question of the season, “naughty or nice?” In making the calculation about their teenager’s behavior, it’s a good question and a fair point. The answer lies in the fact that Stephen much of what Wallace adolescents COMMUNITY think and do, by RECORDER GUEST COLUMNIST developmental design, walks the line between naughty and nice … or at least normal. What does that mean? At a time of breathtaking physical and psychosocial development, teens are charged with accomplishing three critical tasks: establishing an identity of

their own; becoming more independent from their parents; and forging more adult-like relationships with peers. In the aggregate, their progress on these tasks forms a young person’s sense of self, a harbinger of decision-making, confidence and overall mental health. According to Teens Today research conducted by SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions), high Sense of Self (SOS) teens are more likely to avoid alcohol and drug use, while low Sense of Self teens are more likely to use alcohol and "harder" drugs such as ecstasy and cocaine. In addition, high SOS teens are more likely than their low SOS counterparts to report feeling smart, successful, responsible and confident. On the mental health side of the ledger, low SOS teens are more likely than high SOS teens to report regular feelings of stress and depression.

Significantly, there is a parental overlay that offers guidance for moms and dads everywhere. For example, 62 percent of teens with a high SOS report that their relationships with their parents make them feel good about themselves, while only about one-third of low SOS teens report the same. In addition, teens with a high SOS report overwhelmingly that they feel respected by their parents (93 percent) and close to their parents (85 percent), while teens with a low SOS report significantly different levels of respect (8 percent) and closeness (12 percent). In other words, parents have skin in the game! Understanding the relationship between each developmental task and behavior likely to accompany it is important, as is supporting the progress of our teens on their developmental journey.

Reports point to promising 2013

As we celebrate the holidays and ready for the new year, many of us may find ourselves taking a moment to recall the positive things in our lives. Statewide, there has been some good news in recent months worth noting. The job market overall is looking someTom McKee what better, with COMMUNITY the state’s unRECORDER GUEST COLUMNIST employment rate down, and we’re working on improving the economy here in our legislative district. A national ranking this year showed us doing well among the states in the number of new startup companies, and the news channel CNBC recently reported that Kentucky has the lowest cost of doing business. Both of these point to a promising 2013. Beyond our economy, good news can be found at our schools as well. Early this year, the respected Education Week magazine put Kentucky 14th among the states in its “Quality Counts” report, which measures academic progress. Our fourth-graders, meanwhile, are among the top 10 states in reading for that grade, and eighth-graders are just behind them at 12th for their class. In high school, we’ve seen the number of students taking and passing the difficult Advanced Placement courses almost double in the last five years. These AP classes provide college credit for students who score high enough. For farmers, it turned out that the past year was not as bad as once feared when we were going through the summer’s tough drought. Overall commodity sales this year are expected to be a record $5 billion, and University of Kentucky economists predict it could rise as much as $600 million next year because of increased demand worldwide and high commodity prices. With Kentucky relying more on farm exports than most other states, that trend is good to hear. Another positive trend we’re seeing is the steep decline in the cost of natural gas. The Kentucky Public Service Commission says that prices are now at the lowest they’ve been in

Identity: As young people seek to answer the question “Who am I?,” they regularly – and sometimes frequently – try on different roles, which in turn changes their behavior and may make them appear to be “strangers” on any given day. Independence: A drive toward independence dictates that our teens push us away, or at least hold us at arm’s length. Paradoxically, they need us more now than at any other time during the lifespan besides early infancy. Peer Relationships: The peer group is paramount, and teens often filter through it what they hear from us. Even so, we are the No. 1 reason our teens make good choices. Parents can help their teens achieve a high Sense of Self by: » Supporting a wide sampling of interests, activities and ageappropriate behaviors;

» Encouraging separation from parents and age-appropriate independence in decision-making; » Teaching peer-to-peer social skills and facilitating (positive) peer relationships; » Focusing on productive parent-teen communication. Perhaps most important, we can remind each other that, in many ways – and within limits – our adolescents are doing what they are supposed to be doing. They’re not crazy (and neither are we). In the end, they’re likely a healthy mix of naughty and nice. Stephen Wallace, senior adviser for policy, research and education at SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions), is an associate research professor and director of the Center for Adolescent Research and Education (CARE) at Susquehanna University and has broad experience as a school psychologist and adolescent/ family counselor.


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a decade, and are 43 percent less than they were in 2008. In addition to seeing more money come in, we’re also good at giving back, especially for those in need. According to the Chronicle of Philanthropy, Kentucky is 15th among the states when it comes to charitable giving. In a related study done several years ago, researchers also found that we are neighborly as well. It showed that nine out of 10 adults here said they had at least one other person they could rely on outside of family during times of emergency, indicating strong community ties. As a nation, the past couple of weeks have been especially trying, but in times like these, we always seem to find a way to reach out and help however we can. Despite the evil that we see all too often in the world, I still believe that there is far more that is good. For now, I hope you have had a good holiday season with family and friends, and that the upcoming year turns out to be even better. As you may know, the 2013 legislative session is set to begin on Jan. 8th, and while there will be no budget to enact this time, there is still a sizeable list of issues to cover. Rep. Tom McKee, D-Cynthia, is a member of the Kentucky House of Representatives. His district includes part of Campbell County.



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Newport Central Catholic Students Mark Hans, Gio Bakunawa, Anna Sossa, and Christina Seibert attended the Kentucky Youth Assembly in Louisville. It is a three day mock legislature conference. Thirty bills from various schools throughout Kentucky were presented at the conference.Their bill was highly ranked and selected as one of 12 bills to be debated at the capitol. Sosso won an outstanding delegate award and is eligible to attend the national conference in Blue Ridge North Carolina this summer. THANKS TO MARY CIAFARDINI

CAMPBELL COUNTY MEETINGS Campbell County Fiscal Court

Address: 1098 Monmouth St., Newport, KY 41071 Phone: (859) 292-3838 Website: Meets: 7 p.m. the first Wednesday of the month at the Alexandria Courthouse, 8352 E. Main St. And meets at 5:30 p.m. the third Wednesday of the month at the county administration building, 1098 Monmouth St., Newport. Judge-executive: Steve Pendery (859) 547-1803 Commissioners: Pete Garrett Brian Painter Ken Rechtin


8236 W. Main St. (859) 635-4125 7 p.m. the first and third Thursday


616 Poplar St. 859-431-8888 7 p.m. the second Wednesday

Cold Spring

5694 East Alexandria Pike (859) 441-9604 7:30 p.m. the second and fourth Monday


14 Circle Drive (859) 441-4620 7:30 p.m. the first Tuesday

7:30 p.m. the second Tuesday Website: NA


998 Monmouth St. 859-292-3687 7 p.m. the second and fourth Mondays

Silver Grove


308 Oak St. (859) 441-6390 7 p.m. the first Tuesday Website: NA

Fort Thomas

122 Electric Ave. 859-441-0075 7:30 p.m. the first and third Wednesdays

514 Sixth Ave. 859-491-1600 7:30 p.m. the first and third Tuesdays

130 North Fort Thomas Ave. 859-441-1055 7 p.m. the first and third Mondays

Highland Heights

176 Johns Hill Road 859-441-8575 7:30 p.m. the first and third Tuesdays


502 Garfield Ave. (859) 781-6664

228 Grandview Drive, Fort Mitchell, KY 41017 654 Highland Ave., Fort Thomas, KY 41075 phone: 283-0404 email: web site:



520 Licking Pike 859-581-8884 7 p.m. the first and third Mondays

Campbell County School Board

51 Orchard Lane, Alexandria (859) 635-2173 7 p.m. the second Monday www.campbellcoun-

Fort Thomas School Board

28 North Fort Thomas Ave. 859-781-3333 7 p.m. the second Monday

Newport School Board

301 East Eighth St. 859-292-3001 Changes month-to-month

Silver Grove School Board

101 W. Third St. (859) 441-3873 7 p.m. the third Monday

Southgate School Board

6 William F. Blatt St. 859-441-0743 7 p.m. the second Thursday

Dayton School Board

200 Clay St. 859-491-6565 6:30 p.m. – day changes month-to-month

Alexandria Recorder Editor Michelle Shaw, 578-1053 Office hours: 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday See page A2 for additional contact information.





Ditch the diet in 2013 Make your eating plan a positive challenge

By Libby Cunningham

EDGEWOOD — A local dietitian suggests ditching the diet altogether if you’re looking to eat healthy in 2013. “I feel like the bottom line is just not starting a diet,” said Lindsey House, a weight management dietitian at St. Elizabeth Healthcare in Edgewood. “Look at it as lifelong behaviors you want to start working on.” People often set unspecific weight loss and healthy eating goals, fall short and lose motivation to follow through. “Different ways of get-

ting around it is an example of setting a realistic goal,” House explained. “Instead of saying ‘I’m going to go to the gym’ and saying ‘I’m going to go for five times a week,’ put on a pedometer and walk 10,000 steps (a day.)” Don’t think of an eating plan as deprivation, instead make it a positive challenge. “So (say) ‘I’m going to strive to eat five servings of fruits and veggies a day,’ versus saying ‘I’m not going to eat cookies any more or cut out pop,’” she said. Food journals can keep you on track and are accessible through phone apps like My Fitness Pal, be-

cause they encourage weight loss and keep users in check. Smaller, frequent meals, can keep you from overeating, House said. “I think definitely the purposeful snacks and meals are helpful,” she said. “Remove trigger types of food from your house so you aren’t tempted by foods that are difficult to steer clear of.” Focus on making over the refrigerator with healthy proteins like lean meats, fruits and vegetables. Finally, be patient. “Small changes make a huge difference,” House said.

Eating a variety of healthy foods such as lean meats, fruits and vegetables will help you keep off weight and keep on track with a healthy eating plan, explained Lindsey House, a weight management dietician at St. Elizabeth Healthcare in Edgewood. FILE PHOTO

Invest in your physical fitness

Put yourself on your calendar Melissa Stewart

The Northern Kentucky Health Department is offering an online stop smoking course starting Jan. 17. There will be live chat sessions once a week from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Thursday evenings, FILE PHOTO

Quit smoking with free program

By Chris Mayhew

FLORENCE — Lois Mullikin of Florence didn’t intend to stop smoking after 46 years, but taking a 13-week class and support group with her daughter provided her needed encouragement to kick the habit in October 2011. The free Cooper-Clayton Smoking Cessation Classes are offered inperson and via the Internet via online chats by the Northern Kentucky Independent District Health Department. “It was really kind of funny because I went into this class basically because I wanted my daughter to quit smoking,” said Mullikin. “And it was really more of if I tell her I’ll do this maybe she’ll quit smoking with me.” Mullikin said she found the support, and good habits to replace smoking including going for a walk or eating pretzels when cravings arose. “I always felt that I had somebody who was kind of counting on me not to smoke, and I think that was the one thing that got me through this class that there was somebody else there struggling with the exact same situation I was,” she said. Mullikin said her daughter didn’t stop

WANT TO QUIT? For information about the Cooper-Clayton Smoking Cessation classes visit

smoking, but knows smoking is a personal decision. Prior to taking the class, Mullikin said she wasn’t sure she wanted to give up cigarettes because it is something she did all the time. She smoked about two packs and spent about $8 a day. In-person smoking cessation classes meet once a week for 13 weeks, and are on a rotation schedule at different locations within the health district, said Megan Folkerth, a senior health educator with the health district’s tobacco program. The next class will meet at the Grant County Schools Board of Education in Williamstown at 1 p.m. each Thursday starting Jan. 3. The next round of classes starting in April will meet in Boone, Kenton and Campbell counties, Folkerth said. The next online course starts Jan. 17. There will be live chat sessions once a week from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Thursday evenings, she said. “It essentially functions the same except that it’s on the website instead of meeting in person,” Folkerth said.

Either version of the class includes discussions about how to use nicotine replacement products, and finding new ways to deal with and stop the triggers for wanting to smoke including incorporating physical activity in life, she said. “So, we talk about some healthy snacks and having some prepared things ready to grab instead of grabbing a bag of potato chips,” Folkerth said. The only cost of the classes is for any nicotine replacement product, which is typically about the same as how much a person spends on smoking, she said. The health department often sees a “large uptick” of people taking the classes at the beginning of each year because of New Year’s resolutions, Folkerth said. Smokers who quit can reduce their chance of heart attack, stroke and various types of cancer – especially lung cancer, she said. “Obviously, the sooner you quit the more benefits you’re going to see,” Folkerth said.

CRESTVIEW HILLS — An old Nike slogan makes for a great philosophy when embarking upon a journey toward physical fitness, according to Toni Schklar. “As Nike states, ‘Just do it!’” said Schklar, manager and practitioner for St. Elizabeth’s Holistic Health Center in Crestview Hills. “Make the decision to begin today and initiate action now.” She suggests beginning with physician support to reduce risk of injury, and enhance success. Next, put yourself on your calendar every day. Make four of those days a fitness activity. Begin small and incrementally increase effort. “Select a fitness regime that fits you,” she said. “Look at your personal likes and dislikes. Are you a club membership person, a solo exerciser, equipment user, or nature walker? Do you have a predictable schedule or do you need a fitness activity that can flex with your variable work hours?” When considering equipment she warns to purchase only that which you’re certain you’ll use. Unused equipment, she explained, becomes a daily guilt reminder of what you aren’t doing. Pam Westerman, owner of Curves in Florence, said encouragement is a key fueling point. “Find others who will keep you accountable,” she said. “Find a good workout partner, diet partner, or even a coach. Also, it’s important to encourage yourself. Each time you meet a goal, celebrate.” A common roadblock, according to Rob Beil, director of operations and partner at Better Bodies in Fort Mitchell, is not setting a timetable to accom-

Alex Ander, personal trainer and member of Better Bodies in Fort Mitchell does a few pushups to prepare for a workout. MELISSA STEWART/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER plish one’s goals. “You should set a start and an ending, and be realistic,” he said. “A lot of times it takes 12 months to realistically change your lifestyle.” Dedication to yourself is the strongest asset one can have, he said. “Everybody can achieve their goals if they’re dedicated,” Beil said. “The biggest thing is living healthy – it’s not a resolution, but a lifestyle.” All three fitness experts agree that keeping a journal is an important part of any fitness regimen. Writing down your goals, experiences, and eating habits allows for evaluation.

“Evaluate your efforts through a loving lens,” Schklar said. “Constant self-criticism is a setup for failure. Modify your regime to keep you stimulated and invested. If what you’re doing isn’t working, change it, don’t stop.” Setbacks sometimes happen, she said, but it’s no excuse to quit. “Every mistake, setback is an opportunity to learn something that can be applied to moving forward again,” she said. “Becoming fit takes self-initiative, determination, formulation of new habits, and commitment to live life as if it is a marathon and not a sprint. Fitness is an investment in self.”


THINGS TO DO IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD FRIDAY, JAN. 4 Holiday - Christmas Holiday Toy Trains, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Behringer-Crawford Museum, 1600 Montague Road, Layout features Lionel trains and Plasticville. More than 250 feet of track. Patrons welcome to operate more than 30 accessories from buttons on layout. Through Jan. 13. Included with admission: $7, $6 ages 60 and up, $4 ages 3-17; free ages 2 and under. 859-491-4003; Covington.

Music - Blues Chuck Brisbin & the Tuna Project, 10 p.m.-2 a.m., Mansion Hill Tavern, 502 Washington Ave., $4. 859-581-0100. Newport.

Music - Concerts Mondo Generator, 7 p.m. With Saviours and Wino., The Thompson House, 24 E. Third St., $15. 859-261-7469; Newport.

Music - Rock Monkeytonk, 10 p.m. Doors open 4 p.m., The Southgate House Revival, 111 E. Sixth St., Free. 859-431-2201; Newport.

SATURDAY, JAN. 5 Holiday - Christmas Holiday Toy Trains, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Behringer-Crawford Museum, Included with admission: $7, $6 ages 60 and up, $4 ages 3-17; free ages 2 and under. 859-491-4003; Covington.

The Oval Opus Homecoming Show will be 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 4., at Madison Theater, 730 Madison Ave., Covington. FILE PHOTO

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Karaoke and Open Mic Super Bowl of Karaoke, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., Super Bowl Bellewood, 1211 Waterworks Road, $12 buckets, $3 domestics, $2 jello shots. With DJ Weezy and DJ Love MD. No cover. Presented by Super Bowl. 859-781-1211; Newport.

Music - Jazz New Sleepcat Band, 7 p.m., Dee Felice Cafe, 859-261-2365; Covington.

Music - Rock Oval Opus Homecoming Show, 8 p.m. VIP includes pre-show party is SOLD OUT. Doors open 7 p.m., Madison Theater, 730 Madison Ave., An unique, energetic group from Cincinnati. Formed at Miami University in 1997. $15, $10 advance. 859-491-2444; Covington. The Mudpies, 10 p.m. Doors open 1 p.m., The Southgate House Revival, 111 E. Sixth St., Free. 859-431-2201; Newport. Lethal, 9 p.m. With Graves Road and Pain Link., The Southgate House Revival, 111 E. Sixth St., $8 ages 30 and under, $5 ages 21 and up. 859-431-2201; Newport. Goddamn Gravity, 9 p.m. With Sometimes, Mike and Margaret of the Seedy Seeds, and DJ sets by Steven Boyd and Carl Hunt., The Southgate House Revival, 111 E. Sixth St., $8 ages 18-20, $5 ages 21 and up. 859-431-2201; Newport.

SUNDAY, JAN. 6 Craft Shows The Southgate House Revival Bazaar Marketplace, 10 a.m., The Southgate House Revival, 111 E. Sixth St., Sanctuary. Booths from some 12 local vendors. Ages 18 and up. Free. 859-431-2201; Newport.

Holiday - Christmas Holiday Toy Trains, 1-5 p.m., Behringer-Crawford Museum, Included with admission: $7, $6 ages 60 and up, $4 ages 3-17; free ages 2 and under. 859-4914003; Covington.

Music - Acoustic Kevin Fox, 10 p.m., Strasse Haus, 630 Main St., Free. 859-261-1199. Covington.

MONDAY, JAN. 7 Art Exhibits Gestures Unearthed, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Artisans Enterprise Center, Free. 859-292-2322; Covington.


The New Sleepcat Band will perform 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 4, at Dee Felice Cafe, 529 Main St., Covington. FILE PHOTO Seussical the Musical, 7-9 p.m., Union Community Building, 10087 Old Union Road, Prepare one 16-32 bar audition song in the style of the show (musical theatre). No a cappella or singing with a track will be allowed. Please have sheet music in the appropriate key.Please dress appropriately for a short dance audition. Free. Presented by Union Community Theatre. Through Jan. 9. 859-384-0295; Union.

Civic Campbell County Conservation District Meeting, 8:3010:30 a.m., Campbell County Conservation District, 8351 E. Main St., Suite 104, Suite 104. Public encouraged to attend. Family friendly. 859-635-9587; Alexandria.

Karaoke and Open Mic Open Mic, 9 p.m.-2 a.m., The Southgate House Revival, 111 E. Sixth St., The Lounge. Awardwinning open mic features singer-songwriters, comedians, marimba players, storytellers and more. Ages 21 and up. 859-431-2201; Newport.

Music - Rock Aotearoa, 8 p.m. With Eclipse Movement and Majestic Man. Doors open 7 p.m., The Southgate House Revival, 111 E. Sixth St., $7, $5 advance; $3 additional for ages 18-20. 859-431-2201; Newport.

Center, 44 N. Main St., Presented by Walton Senior Activity Center. 859-485-7611. Walton.

Support Groups Holiday Support Workshops, 12:30-2 p.m.; 5:30-7 p.m., Hospice of the Bluegrass - Northern Kentucky, 7388 Turfway Road, Workshops designed to create support network throughout holiday season for adults and children who are grieving the loss of a loved one. Free. Reservations required. 859-441-6332; Florence.

TUESDAY, JAN. 8 Art Exhibits Gestures Unearthed, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Artisans Enterprise Center, Free. 859-292-2322; Covington.

Exercise Classes Cardio Dance Party!, 7:30-8:30 p.m., Locomotion on the Levee, 1 Levee Way, $10 drop-in. Presented by Cardio Dance Party. 513-617-9498; Newport. Jazzercise Classes, 9:30-10:30 a.m.; 4:30-5:30 p.m.; 6-7 p.m., Jazzercise Crescent Springs Center, $34 for unlimited monthly classes. 859-331-7778; Crescent Springs.

Exhibits Divided We Stood: Northern Kentucky in the Civil War, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Behringer-Crawford Museum, 859-491-4003; Covington.

On Stage - Comedy

Holiday - Christmas

Open Mic Comedy with Jay Armstrong, 9 p.m. Doors open 7 p.m., The Thompson House, 24 E. Third St., 859-261-7469; Newport.

Holiday Toy Trains, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Behringer-Crawford Museum, Included with admission: $7, $6 ages 60 and up, $4 ages 3-17; free ages 2 and under. 859-491-4003; Covington.

Recreation Bridge, 12:30-3 p.m., Scheben Branch Library, 8899 U.S. 42, Open play. All ages. Free. Through Jan. 31. 859-342-2665. Union.

Senior Citizens Get Started with Gym and Tom’s Monday Morning Exercise Class, 10-11 a.m., Elsmere Senior Center, 179 Dell St., 859-727-2306. Elsmere. Yoga Fitness for Seniors, 12:30-1:30 p.m., Walton Multipurpose Senior and Community

Music - Classical Music on the Avenue Series, 8 p.m. With Suzanne Bona, flute; Richard Goering, guitar; Audrey Luna, soprano; Brad Caldwell, piano., St. John United Church of Christ Bellevue, 520 Fairfield Ave., Sanctuary. Free art show and reception follows performance. Free. 859-261-2066; Bellevue.

Music - DJ Devout Wax, 8 p.m.-1:30 a.m.,

Mudpies, will perform 10 p.m. Friday, Jan. 4, at The Southgate House Revival, 111 E. Sixth St., Newport. FILE PHOTO

The Southgate House Revival, 111 E. Sixth St., The Lounge. Vinyl night. Margaret and Jonathan spin eclectic wax. Including an all spin-by-request set, bring your own records. Also, local/regional-only set. Ages 21 and up. Free. 859-4312201; DevoutWax. Newport.

Music - Jazz Mike Darrah, 7 p.m., Dee Felice Cafe, 529 Main St., Pianist. 859-261-2365; Covington.

Music - Rock Corpus Christi, 7 p.m. With Behold! The City, Conquerors, Beneath the Destruction, the Colour of Amber, the Few, the Fallen and Another Untold Story., The Thompson House, 24 E. Third St., Christian metal band from Cincinnati. $10. 859-2617469. Newport.

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 9 Art Exhibits Gestures Unearthed, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Artisans Enterprise Center, Free. 859-292-2322; Covington.

Auditions Seussical the Musical, 7-9 p.m., Union Community Building, Free. 859-384-0295; Union.

Holiday - Christmas Holiday Toy Trains, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Behringer-Crawford Museum, Included with admis- Newport. Jazzercise Classes, 9:30-10:30 a.m. 4:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m. 6 p.m.-7 p.m., Jazzercise Crescent Springs Center, $34 for unlimited monthly classes. 859-331-7778; Crescent Springs. Inner GLOW Yoga, 5:30-6:30 p.m.; 6:45-7:45 p.m., Glow Gallery Studio, 264 W. Pike St., Faith-based yoga movement class uses breath to guide from one posture to the next while surrounded by artwork in contemporary art gallery space. $10. 513-295-5226; Covington.


Mike Darrah, 7 p.m., Dee Felice Cafe, 859-261-2365; Covington.

Divided We Stood: Northern Kentucky in the Civil War, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Behringer-Crawford Museum, 859-491-4003; Covington. Flags By Brad Austin Smith, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Behringer-Crawford Museum, 859-491-4003. Covington.

Music - Rock

Holiday - Christmas

Stephen Babcock, 10 p.m. Doors open 4 p.m., The Southgate House Revival, 111 E. Sixth St., Free. 859-431-2201; Newport.

Holiday Toy Trains, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Behringer-Crawford Museum, Included with admission: $7, $6 ages 60 and up, $4 ages 3-17; free ages 2 and under. 859-491-4003; Covington.

sion: $7, $6 ages 60 and up, $4 ages 3-17; free ages 2 and under. 859-491-4003; Covington.

Music - Jazz

THURSDAY, JAN. 10 Art Exhibits Gestures Unearthed, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Artisans Enterprise Center, Free. 859-292-2322; Covington.

Drink Tastings Rye Whiskey Tasting, 7 p.m. Doors open 4 p.m., The Southgate House Revival, 111 E. Sixth St., Lounge. Sampling of six well-rounded rye whiskeys. Tasting Bulleit Rye, Knob Creek Rye, Rye One, Rittenhouse Rye, Wild Turkey Rye and Whistle Pig Rye. Ages 21 and up. $15. 859431-2201; Newport.

Exercise Classes Zumba Class, 7:30-8:30 p.m., Turkey Foot Middle School, $5. 513-702-4776. Edgewood. Cardio Dance Party!, 7:30-8:30 p.m., Locomotion on the Levee, $10 drop-in. 513-617-9498;

Music - Country Original Hillbilly Thursdays, 10 p.m.-2 a.m., The Southgate House Revival, 111 E. Sixth St., The Lounge. Country, bluegrass, Americana and old fashioned hillbilly music. Different artist each week. Includes 50 cents off Jack Daniels. Ages 21 and up. Free. 859-431-2201; Newport.

Music - Jazz Lee Stolar Trio, 7 p.m., Dee Felice Cafe, 529 Main St., 859261-2365; Covington.

Music - Rock The Yugos, 9 p.m. With Come Here Watson and Season Ten., The Southgate House Revival, 111 E. Sixth St., $8 ages 18-20; $5 ages 21 and up. 859-431-2201; Newport.



Rita reviews food trends for 2013 Among the food trends for 2013 are, believe it or not, duck eggs. When we had ducks, the eggs made it to our table in many recipes. According to Bon Appetit, chefs are moving out of the hen house and ditching chicken eggs for their larger and tastier siblings: duck eggs. Restaurants from Venice, Calif., to Cambridge, Mass., are incorporating them into their menu. Some Whole Foods Markets sell them and I have found them at farmers’ markets. This is good news for Bill and Maria Krusling, my sister-in-law Claire’s niece and her family. Maria and Bill have a farm in Albany, Ohio, near Athens, and they have a flock of 450 golden 300 hybrid ducks. Bill and Maria will be selling duck eggs. They also have sheep, cattle, chickens, and herding and sheep dogs. Bill is developing a recipe for high quality raw dog food to sell, as well. With their girls, Rachel and Isabella, they are what I call true “back-to-the-land-

ers” and always have the most interesting, and unique, stories to tell about Rita their way Heikenfeld of living. RITA’S KITCHEN As far as other trends for the new year, chefs are discovering what some of us have used and loved for years, like cauliflower and even grapefruit. Brazilian food made the list (it is influenced by the Portuguese, African, Lebanese and German cuisines, so you know it’s good) and so did the spice sumac and DIY yogurt (yep, staples in my Lebanese kitchen). My step-by-step recipe with photos for homemade yogurt is on my blog. As far as technique goes, pan roasting is going to be big. That’s when you start something on top of the stove in an ovenproof pan and finish it off in the oven. More DIY condiments include sriracha, mayo,

horseradish and mustard. Gene Goldschmidt, our own mustard and horseradish king here in the Tristate, has been elevating these two humble condiments into gourmet treats for a long time. We enjoy eating the more mild horseradish leaves and flowers along with the pungent root. Check out my blog for his tips and recipes along with area vendors.

enough for everything to fit in single layer. Chicken should be skin side up. Sprinkle all with coriander/cumin mixture, salt and pepper. Roast, stirring veggies once, until chicken is done and veggies are cooked, about 40-45 minutes. Chicken will be beautifully crisp on top. Serve with pan juices and a couple of lemon wedges to squirt on.

Roasted chicken, cauliflower and carrots with Bible spices

Homemade sriracha sauce

Yummy! For the Northern Kentucky and Delhi Township readers who wanted more highheat recipes for chicken and veggies. Adapted from Martha Stewart using two of my favorite Bible spices. I keep tweaking this, sometimes using more coriander than cumin, and vice versa. The coriander has a lemony/sagey taste and is anti-inflammatory. Cumin has an earthy, distinctive flavor and enhances the immune system. Do the sniff and

This roasted chicken and vegetable dish uses warm spices that were mentioned in the Bible, cumin and coriander. THANKS TO RITA HEIKENFELD

taste test on coriander as it loses its flavor fairly quickly in the pantry. Both carrots and cauliflower are full of antioxidants, and the chicken is a good protein source. After the dish is done, taste and, if you want, sprinkle on a bit more seasonings. 1 pound carrots, peeled, if necessary, and cut into large chunks 1 nice head cauliflower, about 4 cups florets 2 teaspoons ground

coriander and 1 tablespoon cumin mixed together Olive oil About 3 pounds your choice chicken pieces, leave bones in and skin on (we like thighs and legs) Salt and freshly ground pepper Lemon wedges

Preheat oven to 475 degrees. Combine veggies and chicken pieces. Coat lightly with olive oil. Spray a large, shallow roasting pan, big

I found a couple of nice recipes for this and linked them on my blog ( Rachel Jepson Wolf’s recipe uses honey. Erin Wyso’s vegan blog contains one with palm sugar.

Hot dilled veggies Let me know if you want my recipe.

Rita Nader Heikenfeld is an herbalist, educator and author. Email her at with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Call 513-248-7130, ext. 356.

Tips for finding money in surprising places have unclaimed valuables in another state or have an unclaimed tax refund Diane from the Mason federal governEXTENSION NOTES ment, you can search for that money on either or These free sites can connect you with the state and national organizations holding unclaimed property. When using these sites, be sure to look for all variations of your name. Insurance companies often have many unclaimed life insurance policies because the beneficiaries do not know the policies exist. Insurance companies are not obligated to turn this money over to a government agency unless they know the policyholder is deceased. Unfortunately, no national database exists to keep

track of unclaimed life insurance policies. You can find out about whether you’re listed as a beneficiary on a life insurance policy by going through the deceased person’s paperwork to look for any insurance policies or transactions, such as a statement, bill or interest paid on a recent tax return. Speak with the deceased person’s financial advisers and employers to determine if they had any knowledge of any life insurance policies that the person may have had. Check the deceased individual’s mail for up to a year for any policy statement or bill. Whether you decide to look for lost property or not, you may be contacted by someone who wants to help you find lost money for a fee or a percentage of the lost property. These “money finders” are not illegal, but the services they provide are things you can find on your own for free with just a little effort and time.

MARRIAGE LICENSES Angela Hurst, 41, and Charles Stull Jr., 37, both of Fort Thomas, issued Dec. 17. Kristen Pratt, 25, and Christopher Gerrein, 28, both of Fort Thomas, issued Dec. 18.

BUSINESS NOTES Hansman earns designation Hixson, a Cincinnatibased architecture, engineering and interior design firm, announced that Kevin Hansman of Alexandria successfully passed the Professional Engineering exam to earn the Professional Engineer designation. Hansman is a mechanical engineer at Hixson. A graduate of the University of Kentucky he holds a bachelor of science in mechanical engineering.

Sarah Arnold, 36, of Zanesville and Nabeel Jadeed, 36, of Cleveland, issued Dec. 18. Valerie Clark, 48, of Vernon and Laine Penney, 47, of Windsor, issued Dec. 19.

The Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center will continue its 201213 Theatre Series and 2012-13 Carnegie in Concert series with a concert staging of Lerner and Loewe’s musical “Camelot.” Presented in partnership with the Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra, “Camelot” is the musical adaptation of T.S. White’s timeless story of King Arthur and the love triangle

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that threatens his idealistic kingdom and legendary Round Table. “Camelot” In Concert plays in The Carnegie’s Otto M. Budig Theatre Jan. 24 through Feb. 3, under the direction of Brian Robertson and the baton of Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra conductor Mischa Santora. Tickets cost $19 to $28 and are available by calling The Carnegie Box Office at 859-957-1940.

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Be careful when looking into auto refinancing With interest rates at record low levels, you need to be wary of companies’ emails and letters claiming you’re pre-approved for a much lower interest rate on your car loan. Many scam artists are turning from the home mortgage market to auto refinancing and claiming they can drop your payments by hundreds of dollars. But you need to do a lot of research before rushing into any such deal. A friend of mine received a letter saying her current interest rate of 13.55 percent on her car loan could be cut dramatically. The letter said the company has “Pre-qualified you from $7,500 to $33,000 to refinance your vehicle with a rate as low as 3.99 percent.” My friend liked the idea, especially the claim that dropping her interest rate could save hundreds of dollars on her auto loan. However, after filling out a lot of papers and having her credit score checked, the interest rate quoted her was higher than 3.99 percent.

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My friend was also attracted by the lower monthly payments that came with longer lending periods. While it’s true the longer the loan repayment period the smaller the payments, you need to be careful. My friend’s car is already more than a year old and she was considering taking out a new auto loan for a five-year period. I cautioned her against such a long loan because a lot of things can go wrong with the vehicle during that time and she could end up paying on the loan even though she no longer owns the car. Bottom line, if you’ve got an auto loan with a high interest rate, it could pay you to contact a credit union and see if you qualify for a lower rate. These are very unusual times with record low interest rates and, if you qualify, you could save yourself a lot of money. Howard Ain answers consumer complaints weekdays on WKRC-TV Local 12. Write to him at 12 WKRC-TV, 1906 Highland Ave., Cincinnati 45219.

N. Ky. leaders unite to support education, literacy Community Recorder In November nearly 200 city, county, business and education leaders came together at the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce’s Mayors for Education Government Forum to focus on early childhood literacy. According to national research, it is estimated that one in six children who are not reading proficiently in third grade do not graduate from high school on time, a rate four times greater than that for proficient readers. In Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky, more than 2,500 third-grade students are not reading on grade level by the end of the school year. Following the event, local elected officials signed a pledge to support Read On. Collectively, local leaders have agreed to: » Advocate. Raise public awareness and concern about the importance of third grade reading proficiency. » Cultivate. Cultivate a

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to the bark. 4. I will NOT try to stop moles using grub control chemicals, poison peanuts, broken glass, chewing gum, exhaust gas or spinning windmills, since none of these methods work. I WILL use mole traps, set from 4-6 p.m., or use mole repellents like Mole-Med or Mole-Exit, or use proven products such as TomCat Mole Killer with Talpirid. 5. I will NOT apply lime or wood ashes to my garden, lawn or landscape unless I know the soil pH is too low, since these products both raise the soil pH and can make some nutrients unavailable to the plant at high pH levels. I WILL utilize the free soil testing services of my local Northern Kentucky Extension Service office to find out whether or not I need to add lime, sulfur, phosphorus or potassium. If you will follow these guidelines in 2013, you and your landscape will be off to a good start.

COMING UP Eco-Gardening Trends: 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 9, Boone County Extension Office. Everyone welcome for this free class on rain gardens, pollinator gardens, edible landscaping, stump gardens, vertical landscaping, and rooftop gardening. Please register early by calling 859-586-6101, or enroll online at Commercial Pesticide Applicator Training: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 10, Boone County Extension Office. This is a free opportunity to pick up your Kentucky Commercial Pesticide Applicator CEU credits. Please register early by calling 859-586-6101, or enroll online at

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Homebuilders name new officers Community Recorder The Home Builders Association of Northern Kentucky has announced its 2013 officers and directors. The leaders were installed at a Dec. 14 ceremony at the Newport Syndicate. “We are excited about what 2013 holds and what our leadership can do to guide our association as the housing recovery gains steam,” said Brian Miller, executive vice president of the Home Builders Association of Northern Kentucky. “We have accomplished a lot in 2012 including restructuring our board, executive leadership and a good deal of our governance. We have been redesigning the HBA for the 21st century and on top of that are in the midst of drafting our 2013-2016 strategic plan. This group of outstanding leaders is bringing new ideas to the table to make sure that our HBA continues to be one of the largest, most relevant HBA’s in the nation,” Miller said. Officers for 2013 are: President, Adam Chaney, Terrace Holdings, LLC Vice president, James Kegley, The B.O.L.D. Co. Inc. Secretary/treasurer, Jason Yeager, Ashley Building Immediate past president, Bill Butt, Bill's Remodeling & Electric Inc. Associate president, Desiree Webster, NuVo Technologies Associate vice president, Walt Dunlevy, Forge Lumber The board of directors are: Phil Drees, Terrace Holdings

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Summerfair Cincinnati is now accepting exhibitor applications for the 46th Summerfair, being held May 31through June 1-2 at Coney Island. The fair features more than 300 fine artists and craftspeople from across the country. Artists exhibit and sell works in 10 categories, including ceramics, sculpture, painting, photography, jewelry, fiber, and mixed media. A youth arts entertainment area and a variety of gourmet arts round out the experience for visitors and art aficionados.

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DEATHS Shirley Buschard Shirley Mae Buschard, 77, of Dayton, died Dec. 23, 2012, at St. Elizabeth Fort Thomas. She was a retired cafeteria worker with Lincoln Elementary School in Dayton. Her husband, John Buschard Sr.; two sons, John Jr. and Rick Buschard; and daughters, Ruthie Buschard and Peggy Fox, died previously. Survivors include her son, Shannon Buschard of Cold Spring; nine grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; brothers, Jerry and Victor Williams; and sister, Wanda Beach. Burial was at Linden Grove Cemetery in Covington. Memorials: American Cancer Society, 297 Buttermilk Pike Fort Mitchell, KY 41017.

Patricia Dougherty Patricia Ann Dougherty, 77, of Cold Spring, died Dec. 20, 2012, at St. Elizabeth Fort Thomas. She was a homemaker and attended Holy Spirit Parish, enjoyed playing Bridge and was an avid shopper.

Her husband, Robert W. Dougherty, died previously. Survivors include her son, Michael Patrick Dougherty of Tracy, Calif.; daughters, Pamela Dougherty of Concord, N.C., Leslie Dougherty of Charlotte, N.C. and Molly Buell of Tracy, Calif.; brother, James Gerding of Fort Thomas; and three grandchildren. Burial was in St. Stephen Cemetery. Memorials: St. Elizabeth Hospice, 483 South Loop Road, Edgewood, KY 41017.

Fenton Eglian Fenton Elmer Eglian, 88, of Alexandria, died Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012, at the Alois Alzheimer Center in Cincinnati. Elmer was retired from General Electric as a manager, served in the Active and Reserve Army Service. Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth A. Eglian. Entombment was at Evergreen Cemetery in Southgate. Memorials: Memorial Fund of the Fort Thomas Women’s Club or St. Joseph Church.

Ed Jump Ed Jump, 76 of Latonia, died Dec. 20, 2012, at his residence. He was retired from BP Gas Station, prior to that he worked for the Cincinnati Post and Filon-Silmar. Survivors include his wife, Lora Croley Jump of Latonia; daughters, Pamela Duncan of Erlanger and Vonda Norman of Nibley, Utah; son, Darrell Jump of Taylor Mill; sister, Carol Callen of Cold Spring; brothers, William Jump of Fate, Texas and Howard Jump of Long Beach, Calif.; four grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Interment was in Mother of God Cemetery. Memorials: St. Jude Children's Research, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142 Memphis, TN. 38101.

Jeanette Ludwig Jeanette M. Ludwig, of Bellevue, died Dec. 20, 2012, at Highlandspring of Fort Thomas. She was a member St. John United Church of Christ in Bellevue, where she was the secretary of the church council and served

on the Church Women’s Guild. She was a volunteer with the St. Luke Women’s Auxiliary, a nurses aide with the Red Cross, and enjoyed animals and going to dog shows. Survivors include her friend, Virginia Kohl of Fort Thomas. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery in Southgate. Memorials: St. John United Church of Christ, 520 Fairfield Ave., Bellevue, KY 41073.

Sally Sarelda Sally Sarelda, 68, of California, died Dec. 21, 2012, at her residence. She was the owner of Flour Creek Service Station, was a den mom for the Boy Scouts and a member of the Second Twelve Mile Baptist Church. Her husband, Wayne Friedly, died previously. Survivors include her sons, Timothy Wayne Friedly, Wayne Emery Friedly and Danny Wayne Friedly; daughter, Kandy Sue Korb; brother, Terry Hafer; sisters, Betty Morgan, Mae Hafer, Thelma Gibson, Martha Lyons, Pauline Lehmenheller, Josephine

Cook; 11 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Burial was at Oakland Cemetery in Grants Lick. James Thomas Stevens, 90, of Newport, died Dec. 22, 2012, at the Baptist Convalescent Center in Newport. Survivors include his wife, Betty Farnsworth Stevens; sister, Mildred Hedger; and many nieces and nephews. Memorials: Campbell County Animal Shelter, 1898 Poplar Ridge Road, Alexandria, KY 41001.

town and Dale Arnold Taylor of Newport; daughter, Linda Contadino of Loveland; brother, Alvie Taylor of Goshen; sisters, Verda Brown of Columbus, Ga., Belva King of Verona and Lou Verna Turner of Pine Knot, Ky.; stepsons, Jimmie Neal of Pine Knot and Conley Neal of Lawrenceburg, Ind.; stepdaughter, Diane Neal of Pine Knot; 14 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Burial was in the New Bethel Cemetery in Verona. Memorials: American Cancer Society.

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Kenneth Andrew Weinel, 41, of Cold Spring died Dec. 18, 2012, at his residence. He was an estimator for Pipeline Products of West Chester and a former member of the Navy Reserves. Survivors include his parents, Robert and Mary Weinel; brother, Robert Weinel; and sister, Christa Johnson. Interment was in the Alexandria Cemetery in Alexandria. Memorials: donor’s choice.

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