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Students build daycare center

A new daycare center being built at Newport High School has offered the vocational classes and unique learning opportunity. Students from several carpentry and construction classes at the school have been working since the beginning of the school year constructing the new center, which is being built to accommodate students with children. SCHOOLS, A5

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Mighty Mike

While the cold penguin exhibit at the Newport Aquarium is closed for renovations, patrons are in for a new, very big, attraction. Mighty Mike, a 14foot long, 800-pound American alligator, is now on display at the aquarium. “He has the ability to just awe people,” said Ric Urban, curator of birds and mammals at the aquarium. “He is one of those showstoppers that people keep coming back to see.” LIFE, B1

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Main Street Baptist Church Pastor Robert Franklin, left, administers the oath of office to Alexandria’s new Mayor Bill Rachford as he places his hand on a Bible in the hands of his wife Susan Rachford at the start of the first Alexandria City Council meeting of 2011 on Jan. 6.

Alexandria mayor takes office By Chris Mayhew

Incoming mayor Bill Rachford used a large Bible and an oversized gavel at his first council meeting as mayor Jan. 6. After the city attorney swore in the six members of council, Rachford put his hand on a Bible held by his wife Susan, and swore to uphold Kentucky’s constitution as the pastor of his church administered the oath of office. In a jovial moment after the swearing in, Rachford picked up an oversized gavel and declared “It’s like Boehner’s,” in a reference to the gavel used by the new U.S. Speaker of the House of Representatives, Congressman John Boehner, R-West Chester. Rachford said he plans to use his own gavel “sparingly,” and like President Teddy Roosevelt he will “speak softly and carry a big stick” in a reference to one of the 26th president’s famous quotes. Later in the meeting, Rachford took on a more serious tone, setting out a list of objectives, many of which he had campaigned upon. Rachford said one of his primary objectives was to keep taxes low, but because of the economy,

mal coffee with the mayor sessions from 10 a.m. to noon the first Saturday of each month starting Feb. 5, where people can come and speak with him about anything on their mind. Also, the Thursday, March 3 council meeting will be a town hall-style meeting format, he said. CHRIS MAYHEW/STAFF Rachford said he hopes to Alexandria Mayor Bill Rachford lifts up a large gavel he said have three or four town he plans to use “sparingly” during his first council meeting hall-style meetings a year as mayor Thursday, Jan. 6. Rachford said, “It’s like if people are interested in Boehner’s” as he wielded the gavel publicly for the first showing up. time, in a reference to the oversized gavel Congressman “We want to find out John Boehner, R-West Chester, is wielding as the new what’s important to the Speaker of the House after taking over the leading position citizens of Alexandria and in the U.S. House of Representatives on Jan. 5. how we can best serve people,” he said. city revenues have dropped Rachford said he will ride along slightly. with city public works employees “We need to improve our effi- during a heavy snow so he can ciency, and account for every dol- see what sorts of things they lar that comes in,” he said. encounter when doing their job, The alternative is raising taxes, so he can answer resident’s quesand that’s not an option he or res- tions when they call about snow idents want, Rachford said. removal. He also wants to see During his tenure, Rachford what a police officer goes through said he plans to improve commu- in a typical shift by riding along nication and restart the city’s with them. newsletter electronically using the Rachford said he also will be city’s website. He will also be starting inforSee MAYOR on page A2

County Market robbery suspect arrested By Chris Mayhew

An employee at Alexandria’s County Market didn’t think a regular customer was serious when the man handed over a note demanding money – that is until he brandished a knife. According to a news release from the Alexandria Police Department, Brandon McMillian, 32, of Alexandria, allegedly robbed County Market at knifepoint Jan. 5. McMillian was apprehended Jan. 10, in Cincinnati and was

being held at the Hamilton County Justice Center. McMillian first called the store and asked whether a wire transfer of money for him had arrived yet, and he was informed it hadn’t, according to the news release. The employee had just put down the phone after ending the call with McMillian, who identified himself over the phone, when he came up to the service desk, said Lt. George Schreiner, public information officer for the police department. “He was either inside the store or right outside,” Schreiner said of

McMillian. “As soon as they got off the phone with him he was right there.” McMillian is a frequent customer of County Market, Schreiner said. “They were familiar with him, and that’s why they denied him initially because she (the employee) thought it was a joke and that’s when he pulled the knife,” Schreiner said. No cash was recovered in the arrest of McMillian. For more about your community, visit

Any vote to repeal the new smoking ban on indoor workplaces passed in December by Campbell County Fiscal Court likely won’t happen until February. Although the issue wasn’t on the agenda for the Jan. 5 Fiscal Court meeting in Alexandria, a move by a 3-1 margin of the four representatives on the court was made to draft a repeal ordinance. Before their move to repeal the ban, commissioners listened to a crowd of people packed into the meeting chambers, that required the county’s police chief to block the door to prevent going over the fire code capacity limit for the room. Although four people spoke in favor of keeping the ban, the crowd was primarily comprised of an organized group of people wearing neon green circle stickers with the message “REPEAL SMOKING BAN NOW.” Charlie Coleman of Alexandria said Judge-executive Steve Pendery had long promised that Kenton, Boone and Campbell would stick together when it came to any smoking legislation. “That promise has not been upheld to us judge,” Coleman said. “I’m very disappointed.” Kenton County has approved an indoor smoking ban with some exemptions for bars, and Boone County stepped away from the issue entirely in the summer of 2010. After hearing more than an hour of heated comments from the crowd, Pete Garrett made good on the promise he made in the fall, to make his first motion upon taking office a request to draft an ordinance to repeal the smoking ban. “I’d like to second that motion,” said Commissioner Brian Painter, also in his first meeting since being elected. County Attorney Steve Franzen said he will have a repeal ordinance ready for a first reading by the next meeting, Jan 19. Commissioner Ken Rechtin, who voted in December against the ban, said he supported a repeal ordinance, while Judgeexecutive Steve Pendery, who cast the deciding vote in December to pass the law, said he was not in favor of a repeal. Rechtin said he didn’t want discount all the research about the health of risks secondhand smoke, and asked the county administrator to see if Boone and Kenton counties are willing to create an ordinance requiring the posting of warning signs at the entrances to businesses where smoking is permitted to recognize

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BRIEFLY Senate Bill 9

The Kentucky Senate passed a bill Jan. 6, that requires a woman seeking an abortion to be shown an ultrasound image of her fetus before the procedure takes place. Senate Bill 9, which also requires that information about abortion be given to the woman at a face-to-face meeting the day before the procedure, passed on a 32-5 vote. The measure now goes to the House, where an identical bill was defeated in committee last year.

Smoking poll

A majority of Kentuckians favor a statewide smoking ban in public places such as

restaurants, stores and offices, according to a poll released Thursday by antismoking activists. The poll shows that 59 percent of Kentucky voters favor a ban on smoking in public places with 39 percent opposed. Among supporters, 44 percent strongly favored the ban and 15 percent somewhat favored it. The support carried across party lines – with 60 percent of Republicans and 59 percent of Democrats supporting the statewide ban. The poll was based on a telephone survey of 500 people who said they are registered voters likely to vote and has a margin of error of 4.4 percentage points, according to the poll. It was conducted

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between Dec. 12 and 14. It was released Thursday by the American Heart Association, the American Lung Association, the American Cancer Society and the Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids, founding members of the Smoke-Free Kentucky coalition.

Ice skating

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Keene’s committees

Also appointed to Budget Review Subcommittee on Transportation Rep. Dennis Keene’s (DWilder) was re-appointed chair of the Licensing and Occupations Committee and appointed as liaison to the Budget Review Subcommittee on Transportation. Keene has served in the Kentucky General Assembly

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since 2005 representing Campbell County. Keene plans to again pursue his interlock ignition bill to curtail convicted drunk drivers from driving an automobile. This will be Keene’s third attempt at making this legislation law. It has passed out of the House of Representatives, only to die in the Senate. “House Bill 58 is scheduled to be the first bill heard in the House Judiciary Committee when we reconvene in February and I believe that this shows increased support for this legislation,” said Keene. Keene has also been appointed vice chair of the House Economic Development Committee and as a member of the Banking and Insurance Committee. “These assignments will be of great value to my constituents and business community in Northern Kentucky as we strive to keep taxes under control and grow our economy even in these tough times,” said Keene. “I call myself Campbell County’s Tax Relief Watchdog and I will continue to take that role very seriously.”

McKee’s committees

State Rep. Tom McKee, who serves the people of Harrison, Pendleton, Robertson and Campbell counties in the Kentucky House of Representatives, was named by House leaders today to a fourth twoyear term leading the chamber’s Agriculture and Small Business Committee. “Overseeing this committee for the last six years has been a tremendous honor, and I’m glad I will have the chance to lead it for another two years,” said Rep. McKee, D-Cynthiana. “It has given me a chance to be a strong voice for our farmers and the entire agricultural community, not to mention those small businesses that make up the backbone of our entire economy. These two groups will be among the leaders to help us move beyond the toughest recession of my lifetime.” In addition to chairing that committee, Rep McKee will continue serving on the Tourism Development & Energy and Local Government committees and be part of an Appropriations and Revenue subcommittee: General Government, Finance and Public Protection.


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Tom Murphy of Cold Spring speaks out against the smoking ban from a podium during the Jan. 5 Campbell County Fiscal Court meeting in Alexandria. In the far left of the background, Campbell County Police Department Chief Keith Hill stationed himself at the entrance to the meeting room in the Campbell County Courthouse to ensure the room’s fire code occupancy limit was not exceeded as another 10 or so people waited outside the room to come inside.

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the dangers of smoking to non-smokers. Jason Cox of Bellevue said he is for keeping the ban to protect people’s health. “The issue is to protect the individual health of the people who work in those environments,” Cox said. Cox said there is no effective way to segregate the smoke in a room using technology to protect nonsmokers who happen to be there. Dr. Jeremy Engle of Cincinnati, who runs a practice out of Bellevue, said he sees Campbell County residents when they are sick, and that secondhand smoke is hurting people and creating a sicker workforce in the county. The attitude that it’s acceptable to promote and permit something that’s destructive to people’s health isn’t right, Engle said. Even if a majority of

Mayor From A1 inviting local business owners to council meetings to introduce themselves to residents to promote buying locally. “If you can do business in town with someone local, I’d love for you to do that,” he said. Other objectives include providing consistent enforcement of the city’s code of ordinances and for


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Voting procedures

The next Fiscal Court meeting is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 19, at the county administration building in Newport. If there is a first reading of a repeal ordinance at the Jan. 19 meeting, it will pave the way for a possible vote at the 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 2 meeting in Alexandria. people in the county don’t approve of smoking indoors, they don’t come down to Brooker’s Pond Creek Haus & Grill, said Tyler Tipton, a resident of the Pond Creek area of southern Campbell County. Tipton said it’s not just a bar, but a community hub, and most of the people who go there do smoke. “It’s our choice to go there,” Tipton said. “We don’t ask you to come down to the Pond Creek Haus and blow smoke in your face.” For more about your community, visit www. the city to continue to stay within its five-year comprehensive plan for growth to keep the city’s slogan “Where the city meets the country” a reality. Rachford said he will have a prayer meeting and invite all the ministers and pastors in the city to come and meet with the city’s elected officials and appointed city employees. In closing, Rachford said beautification of the city will be a priority, and he asked people not to litter. Rachford said if things happen like the state doesn’t cut the grass and lets it grow long, the city will cut it. “Because this is where we live, this is our home, we want it to look nice,” he said. For more about your community, visit www.

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Alexandria family adopting fifth child internationally By Chris Mayhew


The Egan family photo at Christmas 2010 are in front from left: Hannah, 7; Jordan, 17; Gracie, 7; and Caleb 7. In the back row from left are Danielle, 24; Jackie, Gideon, 4; Tim, and Chris, 27, along with his girlfriend Cassie.

Alexandria resident Jackie Egan is having a “That’s What Faith Can Do” women’s benefit brunch fundraiser Saturday, Jan. 15, to help offset the cost of bringing a fifth adopted child home. Jackie is the volunteer adoption ministry chairwoman Main Street Baptist Church in Alexandria, and along with her husband Tim, is working to adopt an 8-year-old girl named Anya from Eastern Europe who has been diagnosed with Down Syndrome. “This is our fifth adoption,” Jackie said. “We have four children adopted from China, and three biological children who are older.” The family started the adoption process for Anya


Jackie and Tim Egan of Alexandria are planning to adopt 8-year-old Anya, pictured, through an international adoption agency in Eastern Europe in 2011. Anya will be their fifth adopted child, and the couple also has three biological children. in June 2010, she said. They’re hoping to complete the adoption and bring Anya home in either April or May, Jackie said. Jackie said people ask her why the family continues to adopt and add to their

family, and said for them it is simply a calling they have to answer. “We just had faith that God would make it happen and he has,” she said. The family is ready to take care of Anya, and the brunch fundraiser is an attempt to offset some of the big expenses including the travel and international adoption fees, she said. The brunch will be at the Alexandria Community Center, 8236 W. Main St., from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 15. The cost of $20 in advance or $25 at the door includes a full buffet brunch in addition to activities including door prizes, a silent auction, and two guest speakers and singers. Because of the “That’s What Faith Can Do” title of the event, guest speakers

and singers, the motherdaughter team of Shari Shepherd and her daughter Calla Horner from South Carolina, will talk about faith, Egan said. The silent auction items available will be mostly Christian items including photographs with faith-based messages taken by Shari Shepherd, Egan said. For advance tickets or information call Jackie Egan at 859-380-4462 or Dianne Miller at 859-635-2717. For more about your community, visit

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Local celebrity Bobby Mackey has teamed up with the Northern Kentucky Youth Foundation to kick off the organization’s new capital campaign. Through radio and television ads and a fundraising event, Mackey is working to spread the word and raise money for the foundation, which was established in December 2009.

“Our purpose is to provide activities and programs for students in seventh through 12th grade to do after school,” said President Ryan Courtade. “It seems like schools offer a lot of activities for elementary school students, but not many for middle and high school students.” Courtade said the hope is to limit the time these students spend unsupervised and offer mentoring, tutoring and help with life skills.

When planning their current campaign, Courtade said they were looking for a spokesman, and Mackey was a perfect fit. Mackey, a local business owner and country music singer, said he proud to be a part of the foundation’s work and thinks it’s a very good cause. “I feel that all too often we drop the ball on helping young people in our community,” Mackey said. Mackey said when he was a child, his parents were always there encouraging and supporting him, which he feels made him who he is today. “I don’t know what I


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Family turns loss into mission to help others By Jason Brubaker

Erlanger resident Ann Helfrich knows that nothing will ever fully make up for the loss of her son, Josh. But thanks to a foundation that bears his name, she’s helping ensure that some good can come out of a horrible situation. “We wanted to have a foundation that was worthy of Josh’s memory, and I think we’ve done that,” said Helfich of her son, who was killed in a 2004 bicycle accident. “To know that we’ve been able to help other families has really helped us in our grieving process.” That process started while Ann and her family were on vigil with 10-year old Josh at the hospital after his accident. Even while dealing with their own emotions and loss, the Helfrich family noticed that some of the other children rarely had visitors and were seemingly alone in their battle. The observation was shared by some of their friends, including Dan and Lynn Pierce, who soon helped Ann to start Josh Cares, to


The Helfrich family started Josh Cares in 2005, named after their son Josh, who was 10 years old when he was killed in a 2004 bicycle accident. The foundation provides for Child Life Fellows at Cincinnati Children's Hospital to ensure hospitalized children won't have to be alone. help ensure that children would always have someone there with them while in the hospital. “Josh always had someone at his side before he passed away, but they noticed that some kids didn’t have that kind of support, and it stuck with them,” explained Joy Blang, the executive director of Josh Cares. “That became the main driving force of Josh Cares.” Working with the Child


A number of local schools and organizations have gotten involved with Josh Cares. Here, Connor Lewis, Alex Banta, Hannah Knochelman, Chelsea Renner and Alicia Helfrich volunteer at the Children’s Activity Table during the recent “Link Up with Josh Cares” fundraiser. Life Fellowship program, a national program that seeks to provide hospitalized children and their families with a trained professional to deal with their stress and emotions, Blang said Josh Cares originally sought just to provide funding for two Child Life Fellows at Cincin-

nati Children’s Hospital. However, thanks to increased fund-raising efforts, Blang said they’ve now been able to fund five Child Life Fellows at the hospital, and hope to one day be able to expand the program to other hospitals in the region. The Fellows

do everything from provide companionship to helping the child prepare mentally and emotionally for a medical procedure. “There’s so much stress and uncertainty for kids in the hospital, and this is one way to help alleviate at least some of that for them,” said

Blang, who actually participated in the Child Life program while living in Boston. Blang said Josh Cares receives funding from a number of sources, including through grants, corporate sponsors and their own fund-raising events. Local organizations have also jumped on board, including Villa Madonna Academy, who raised nearly $800 in December through a Penny War, and several Cincinnati schools, who held raffles and school-wide events to raise money. Even Cincinnati native and current Boston Red Sox player Kevin Youkilis has gotten involved, donating funds from his “Kevin Youkilis Hits For Kids” foundation. “When all of this started, it was a way to honor Josh’s memory,” said Ann. “But because we’ve grown so much, it’s become more about the kids and families we’ve been able to help, and I think that’s how Josh would have wanted it.” For more information about Josh Cares, including how to get involved with upcoming events, visit

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Students get hands-on experience building daycare center By Amanda Joering Alley


Newport High School students (from left) Markel Griffith, Bobby Sharp and Braedan Fisher work on putting studs in for a wall in the school’s new daycare center.

A new daycare center being built at Newport High School has offered the vocational classes and unique learning opportunity. Students from several carpentry and construction classes at the school have been working since the beginning of the school year constructing the new center, which is being built to accommodate students with children. Harold Davis, the school’s vocational teacher, said the experience the students are getting on the project is very beneficial. “This is about as hands on as it gets,” Davis said. “Through this project the students are getting to see all the different facets of construction.” Davis said his classes usually don’t include topics like plumbing and electrical work, which are two things the students have learned about by working on the center. There are about 40 students working on the project, doing everything from demolition to framing. Sophomore Bobby Sharp said he got into the class because he wants to do construction work when he graduates. “This project is really helping me get ready for what I want to do after graduation,” Sharp said. Sophomore Braedan Fisher, who also plans to go into construction after high school, said the hands on learning has really helped him. “It’s a lot easier to learn things when you’re doing a project like this instead of sitting in classroom taking notes,” Fisher said. The hope is that the center,


Students in one of Newport High School’s construction classes work on the new daycare center.


Students David Franco, James Nolan and Randall Seibert cuts metal studs for the walls in the daycare center. which is designed to house 28 infants and toddlers, will decrease the school’s dropout rate, which is

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Gateway announces spring plumbing CEU classes The Workforce Solutions Division of Gateway Community and Technical College is offering a dozen continuing education courses for journeyman and master plumbers in the spring semester. These are the only plumbing CEU courses that Gateway will offer in the spring term. The courses will be offered on Saturdays at the Classroom and Training Building on Gateway’s

Boone Campus, 500 Technology Way, Florence. Each of the fourhour courses costs $60, which includes lunch. The campus offers free parking. Four classes will be offered Jan. 22. They include First Aid, CPR and Water Treatment/Filtration, both offered from 8 a.m. to noon. Separate classes for Cash Flow Management and Confined Space Awareness will be offered from

12:30 to 4:30 p.m. The first-aid and confined space classes are safety-approved. The registration deadline is Jan. 19. Four more classes are available on March 19, including Confined Space Awareness, 8 a.m. to noon; 2010-2011 Continuing Education, 8 a.m. to noon; Trench Evacuation, 12:30 to 4:30 p.m.; and Water Treatment/Filtration, 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. The space and trench

evacuation classes are safetyapproved. Registration deadline is March 16. The final four spring classes will be conducted May 21. They are Water Supply/Distribution, 8 a.m. to noon; Confined Space, 8 a.m. to noon; First Aid, CPR, 12:30 to 4:30 p.m.; and Business Finance, 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. The confined space and first aid classes are safety-approved. The regis-

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Students present ‘Godspell Jr.’ By Amanda Joering Alley


St. Catherine of Siena students Caroline Holmes and Taylor Anne Walz practice a song for the junior high’s upcoming production of “Godspell Jr.”


Jacob Hensley (right), who plays the role of Jesus in “Godspell Jr.”, acts out a scene during rehearsal.

Students at St. Catherine of Siena Jr. High School are bringing the Gospel of Matthew to life in their upcoming production of “Godspell Jr.” The musical, centered mainly around the gospel’s parables, is a shorter version of the 1970 2s musical “Godspell.” Director Bud Cross said the selection of the show had a lot to do with the fact that it doesn’t call for too many actors. “We have a small group, so this show just fit,” Cross said. Out of the sixth- through eighth-grade classes, the show includes 16 cast members, three sound and lighting technicians and six crew members. Jacob Hensley, who plays the role of Jesus, said working with his classmates on the show since September has been fun. “It’s just a really fun musical, and we’re all working well together,” Hensley said. For the second year, eighthgrader Taylor Anne Walz is doing the choreography for the show, as well as performing in it. “It’s been a little harder to teach the guys the moves, but everyone is doing good,” Walz said. “We have a couple more

James Owens rehearses a scene for “Godspell Jr.” things we need to work on before next week, but we’ll be ready.” The show is at 7 p.m. Fridays, Jan. 14 and 21 and Saturdays, Jan. 15 and 22; and at 3 p.m.


Sunday, Jan. 16 in McCrystal Hall at St. Catherine. For tickets, call 441-4322. For more about your community, visit



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Player of the year

Thomas More College senior defensive tackle Tyler Owens (Highlands) was named Presidents’ Athletic Conference (PAC) Player of the Year on Nov. 15 by the conference’s head coaches. Owens is second on the team with 55 tackles (36 solo, 19 assisted), including a team-high 21.5 for a loss of 87 yards, eight and a half sacks for a loss of 55 yards and has forced two fumbles and recovered one fumble. Joining Owens on the AllPAC first-team was senior place kicker Dustin Zink, a Newport Central Catholic High School graduate from Cold Spring. Zink has connected on 10-of-14 field goals this season with a long of 39 yards and is 42-of-44 on point-afterattempts. Named second team AllPAC was senior defensive tackle Justin Smith, also a NewCath grad from Forth Thomas. Smith has 39 tackles (19 solo, 20 assisted), including seven for a loss of 25 yards, three and a half sacks for a loss of 17 yards and has recovered four fumbles.

The week at NewCath

• The Newport Central Catholic boys basketball team beat North College HIll 55-47, Jan. 3. NewCath’s topscorer was Jake Giesler with 20 points. On Jan. 5, NewCath lost 56-42 to Trinity. NewCath’s top-scorers were Zach Ryan and Jake Geisler with 15 points each. On Jan. 6, Newport Central Catholic beat Newport 7337. NewCath’s top-scorer was Giesler with 22 points. • In girls basketball, NewCath beat Holy Cross 72-51,

Jan. 3. NewCath’s top-scorer was Nicole Kiernan with 15 points. On Jan. 7, Newport Central Catholic beat Bishop Brossart 51-32. NewCath’s top-scorer was Nicole Kiernan with 15 points. Brossart was led in scoring by Stadtmiller with 10 points. On Jan. 8, NewCath beat Highlands 34-22. Kiley Bartels led NewCath on the scoreboard with 11 points.

The week at Campbell

• The Campbell County boys basketball team lost 5957 to Mason County, Jan. 4. Campbell’s top-scorer was Nate McGovney with 19 points. • In boys swimming, Campbell County placed 14th with a score of 17.5 in the Scott Eagle Classic, Jan. 8. • In girls swimming, Campbell County placed 12th with a score of 19 in the Scott Eagle Classic, Jan. 8. • In wrestling, Campbell County placed sixth with a score of 102.5 in the Fairfield Invitational, Jan. 8. Campbell’s Yenter beat Centerville’s Barklay in a 14-4 major decision; Fausz beat Loveland’s Shea 9-2.

The week at Brossart

• The Scott girls basketball team beat Bishop Brossart 57-54, Jan. 4. Brossart’s top-scorer was Becca Kidney with 15 points. On Jan. 8, Brossart beat Bellevue 59-37. Brossart’s top-scorer was Stadtmiller with 19 points. • In boys basketball on Jan. 8, Cooper beat Bishop Brossart 43-40. Brossart’s Daniel Schultz and Justin Saunders led the team in scoring with 11 points each.





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Camels happy with 12-0 start By James Weber

If there was a betting pool on the first Northern Kentucky girls basketball team to get to 12 wins, there might have been pretty high odds on the Campbell County Camels being that team. The Camels would have made somebody rich as they ended 2010 with a 12-0 record. While several of those wins are against smaller schools, the Camels did win holiday tournaments at Pendleton County and Grant County, where they played seven games in 11 days. Campbell, located in Alexandria, has beaten several 10th Region rivals including Mason County and Harrison County, plus rival Bishop Brossart. The Camels were 14-9 last year. “We’ve started out well so far, but we’ve got a lot of big dogs left to play,” Campbell head coach Ed Cravens said. “We’re happy we’re playing well. For a while, they were unsure if they could win, but now they’re playing with some confidence.” The Camels have averaged 61 points on offense and 40 on defense. Senior guard Taylor Griffin, senior wing Kelsey Miller, junior wing Megan Rauch and sophomore center Kaitlin Seigmundt are the top scorers this year. “We have four to five kids who are about the same with scoring,” Cravens said.

“It’s someone different about every night.” Cravens has been dealing with injuries to junior wing Kennedy Berkley, sophomore guard Taylor Robinson and senior forward Megan Spicer. They are working their way back to the lineup as January progresses, Cravens said. Berkley, possibly the team’s most athletic player, has been out since Dec. 10 with a knee injury. Campbell was picked fourth in a preseason coaches poll in the 10th Region. Clark County, the preseason favorite, is off to a 7-4 start. Montgomery County (4-7) and Scott (3-8), who were tied for second, have struggled in the early going. The Camels will get a good look at where they stand when they host Montgomery on Saturday, Jan. 15, then travel to Scott Jan. 18. A win in the Scott game would give Campbell the No. 1 seed in the 37th District Tournament. That is part of a seasonending schedule filled with Division I conference foes and 10th Region rivals. “We tell them the Ninth Region games are fine and dandy, but we want to win every 10th Region game on our schedule,” Cravens said. “We have to keep developing. We make a ton of mistakes and unforced turnovers. We have to keep working on our shooting and rebounding.” See more sports coverage at presspreps


Campbell County senior guard Taylor Griffin (left), shown here Dec. 10 against Bishop Brossart, is one of the top scorers for the Camels this year.


Campbell County sophomore Sam Styer swims the 100-yard freestyle during the Scott Eagle Classic swimming meet Jan. 8 at Scott High School in Taylor Mill. She finished 21st.

Bluebirds finish 5th at swimming meet PROVIDED

Dreyer to St. Catharine’s

Campbell County High School soccer standout Carolynn Dreyer picked St. Catharine College to play her collegiate soccer. Dreyer signed an NAIA Scholarship Contract in a ceremony in the library at Campbell County High School. Dreyer, who played almost every position on the field in her time at Campbell County High, was also a standout player on her NKSA club team. Despite suffering a knee injury that kept her out of a large portion of her senior year, she was able to finish the season strong and realize her dream of playing in college. “Carolynn is a quality player,” stated Patriot Coach Paul Patton, on hand for the ceremony. “I am very excited that she is joining us at St. Catharine. Carolynn is a strong student, and she will make us better on the field. I can’t wait to see her on the field this fall.”

SIDELINES Knothole Baseball signup

Campbell County Rural Knothole Baseball District 23 will have 2011 registration 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 15, and Jan. 29, in the Campbell County Middle School

cafeteria, 8000 Alexandria Pike, Alexandria . Player fee is $75. To register online visit For more information e-mail

By James Weber

Highlands finished fifth in the girls meet and sixth in boys at the Scott Eagle Classic swimming meet Jan. 8 at Scott High School. The meet had everyone in Northern Kentucky plus Richmond Model and Lexington Henry Clay. Mayson Hurtt was fourth in the 200 freestyle. Bennett Paradis was seventh. Paradis was fifth in the 50 free. Conner Downard won the 500 freestyle by eight seconds in 4:51.68. He was also fifth in the 100 butterfly. Highlands was fourth in the boys 200 free relay and fifth in the 400 free relay. Highlands was fifth in the girls 200 medley relay and third in the 200 free relay.


Campbell County senior Heidi Schultz swim the 100-yard freestyle during the Scott Eagle Classic swimming meet Jan. 8 at Scott High School in Taylor Mill. She finished 15th. Natalie Schultz was fourth in the 50 free and fifth in the 100 free. Victoria Englert was seventh in the 100 back. Campbell County had several swimmers perform

well. Ryan Field was 11th in the 50 free. Andrew Bezold was 11th in the 100 breaststroke. Amberlee Stemmer was eighth in the 50 free and

Heidi Schultz ninth. The Eagle Classic diving meet will be Saturday, Jan. 15, at Scott. See more sports coverage at presspreps.

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January 13, 2011

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NKAC soccer awards announced for 2010 By James Weber

Here are the Northern Kentucky Athletic Conference soccer awards for the 2010 season. These awards are determined by area coaches. Boys soccer players of the year were Alec Robbins of Scott (Division I) and Austin Juniet of Newport Central Catholic (D-II). Scott and St. Henry were team champions. Girls soccer players of the year were Jessie Cooper of Simon Kenton (D-I), Mackenzie Grause of Highlands (D-II) and Liz Niehaus of Calvary (D-III). Team champs were Notre Dame, St. Henry and Beechwood. St. Henry, of course, won the overall state championship as well in November. Boys Division I: Full-

backs - Eli Dalton (Simon Kenton), Rob Poehlman (Ryle), Nick Stoller (Boone), Peter Craig (Cov Cath); Halfbacks - Evan Talkers (Cov Cath), Colton Tanner (Campbell), Ritchie Supe (Scott); Forwards Alec Robbins (Scott), Daniel Benjamin (Boone), Mason Lovelace (Campbell); Goalie - Chris Froschauer (Ryle). Team standings: Scott 60-2, Cov Cath 7-1, Campbell 6-1-1, Ryle 4-2-1, Conner 3-4-1, Boone 3-4-1, Dixie 16-1, Cooper 1-7, SK 0-6-1. Boys Division II: Fullbacks - Jesse Zilio (St. Henry), Alex Dean (Highlands), Quinn Read (Holy Cross), Ricky Pangallo (Holy Cross); Halfbacks Sam Perkins (Brossart), Sam Lewis (Highlands), Jesse Zilio (St. Henry); Forwards - Dylan Dierig (Brossart), Tucker Beerman

(Highlands), Austin Juniet (NCC); Goalie - Nick Smith (St. Henry). Team standings: St. Henry 4-1, Brossart 2-1-1, NCC 2-1-1, Highlands 1-1-2, Holy Cross 0-3, Calvary 0-1. Girls Division I: Fullbacks - Megan Miller (NDA), Anna Ochs (Dixie), Ellie Schmalz (Ryle), Corinne Brown (NDA); Halfbacks - Kayla Scott (Boone), Chandler Clark (NDA), Jessie Cooper (SK); Forwards - Kelsie Pendleton (Boone), Heather Shelton (NDA), Ali Critcher (Dixie); Goalie - Megan Rauch (Campbell). Team standings: NDA 80, Boone 5-1-2, Conner 62, SK 3-1-4, Campbell 2-33, Dixie 2-3-3, Ryle 2-2-4, Cooper 1-7, Scott 0-8. Girls Division II: Fullbacks - Jill Leedom (St. Henry), Courtney Hagedorn

Cara Schwartz (Beechwood). Team standings: Beechwood 5-0, VMA 4-1, Cal-

(NCC), Shelby Tully (Highlands), Nicole Ridder (Brossart); Halfbacks Natalie Vaught (St. Henry), Mackenzie Grause (Highlands), Aubrey Muench (NCC); Forwards - Abby Janszen (St. Henry), Olivia Huber (NCC), Whitney Scott (Holy Cross). Goalie - Madison Freeman (NCC). Team standings: St. Henry 4-0, NCC 3-1-1, Highlands 1-0-3, Holy Cross 2-3, Brossart 1-3-1. Girls Division III: Fullbacks - Rachael Ackerson Dayton), Olivia Miniard (Beechwood), Ashley Bailey (Ludlow), Cecily Kennedy (VMA); Halfbacks - Kiley Stoll (VMA), Megan Arnzen (Bellevue), Nikita Williams (Dayton); Forwards - Brittany Bohn (Bellevue), Emily Pawsat (Beechwood), Brittany Bowers (Calvary); Goalie -

vary 3-2, Ludlow 2-3. See more Recorder sports coverage at www.cincinnati. com/blogs/presspreps.

Hall of Fame to induct 6 in January The Northern Kentucky Sports Hall of Fame will induct new members at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 19. The public is invited to the ceremony at the Villa Hills Civic Club, 729 Rogers Road. The guest speaker is WCPO TV sports anchor John Popovich. The inductees are: • Leo Foster participated in baseball, basketball and track at Holmes High School. In basketball Foster was a real force for the Bulldogs. He also played pro baseball for the Atlanta Braves, New York Mets and Boston Red Sox.

• Larry Luebbers participated in baseball at St. Henry. What he described as his greatest thrill in his sports career was in 1993, during the Reds versus Cubs game he had an opportunity to pitch in. • Todd Asalon participated in high school and college baseball as both a player and coach. Asalon was named outstanding catcher at Northern Kentucky University. He was also assistant coach for Bill Aker, and became head baseball coach at Thomas More College and now NKU. • Ralph Carr played baseball and basketball at

Newport Catholic and Villa Madonna College (now Thomas More College). He described his greatest sports thrill as making a high school record of 41 points in 1954, which was a school record at Newport Catholic. • Timothy Rogers participated in football, baseball and basketball at Ludlow. He was a three year starter from 1980-1982 in football. Northern Kentucky Athletic Conference, Class A First Team, he was a center in 1981 and 1982 for the offense. Rogers was a linebacker in 1982 for the defense. He played in the East and West All Star

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NKAC gives out volleyball honors By James Weber

Here are the Northern Kentucky Athletic Conference volleyball awards for the 2010 season. These awards are determined by area coaches. Players of the Year were Emily Schmahl of Notre Dame in Division I, Rachel D’Agnillo of St. Henry in DII and Silver Grove’s Cindy Miller in D-III. Team champions were Notre Dame (D-I), St. Henry (D-II) and Beechwood (DIII). St. Henry was Ninth Region champion and Newport Central Catholic won the 10th. Division I: Emily Schmahl (NDA), Carly Jones (NDA), Lauren O’Conner (Scott), Elly Ogle (NDA), Lindsay Hartmann (NDA), Kennedy Berkley (Campbell Co.), Harper Hempel (Ryle), Lisa Muldoon (Conner), Kayla Herbstreit (Ryle), Katie Skelton (Ryle), Mikayla Rolle (Cooper). Team standings: NDA 90, Scott 8-1, Ryle 6-3, Campbell 6-3, Simon Kenton 5-4, Conner 4-5, Boone 3-6, Cooper 3-6, Dixie 1-8, Holmes 0-9.

Division II: Rachel D’Agnillo (St. Henry), Rachel Fortner (St. Henry), Stephanie Gurren (St. Henry), Taryn Ward (St. Henry), Abbey Bessler (St. Henry), Taylor Snyder (NCC), Jayden Julian (Holy Cross), Liz Gruenschlaeger (NCC), Carly Wood (Lloyd), Felicity Britt (Brossart), Maggie O’Day (NCC), Sydney Sizemore (Holy Cross). Team standings: St. Henry 7-0, NCC 6-1, Holy Cross 5-2, Highlands 4-3, Brossart 3-4, Lloyd 2-5, Newport 1-7. Division III: Cindy Miller

(Silver Grove), Hannah Knochelmann (Villa Madonna), Sara Brown and Sam Victor (Calvary), Jasmine Beal (VMA), Ellen White & Kyra Spahn (Beechwood), Brianna Kelly and Raven Schwierjohann (Dayton), Mariah Johnson and Emily Kroger (Ludlow), Devyn Buschard (Bellevue). Team standings: Beechwood 7-0, VMA 6-1, Silver Grove 5-2, Bellevue 4-3, Ludlow 3-4, Dayton 1-5, Calvary 1-6, Heritage 0-7. See more sports coverage at presspreps.

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Secondhand smoke is harmful

Krebs speaks


Mark Krebs, a Newport native and a player on UK’s 2009-’10 men’s basketball team, talks with students at Sts. Peter and Paul School in California about overcoming adversity Wednesday, Dec. 15. Krebs spoke about the subject matter of his new book “Beyond A Dream” including how his late mother’s nine-year battle with breast cancer inspired him to always try his best. His mother, Terri Krebs, died June 30, 2010.

CH@TROOM Last week’s question:

Have you ever made a New Year’s resolution that you actually kept? What was it? How did you accomplish it? “This is going to make me sound like a boring non-conformist, but I can’t remember ever making a serious New Year’s resolution, and then thinking about honoring it later in the year. “My own style in terms of ‘resolutions’ is to go with the moment, and not depend on a tradition like New Year’s. It worked for me when I quit smoking, and it worked when I went on a brief diet to lose weight and started working out in 1980. “It just makes more sense to me that if there is something you need to change about yourself or your life you do it now and don’t wait for a holiday.” B.B. “I have always found New Year’s resolutions to be a waste of time and effort. It’s like giving something up for Lent. “As humans, we always revolve right back to our habits once the weather gets warmer and the Easter Bunny comes down the bunny trail. “I would encourage everyone to be kinder to others, look out for those in need and put a smile on your faces for the new year and make it last the entire year so it’s a habit not a resolution. “Happy New Year!” E.E.C. “One year, I decided to stop drinking pop (soda, soft drinks ...), mostly because my young daughter, now 12, asked me why it wasn’t good for her but it was good for me. I went five years without any, and I can still count on one hand how many I have in a year. “I will drink a diet 7Up if I get

Next question What is your favorite outdoor winter activity? Send your answer to “” with Chatroom in the subject line. strep, a bad cold or the flu as it makes my throat feel better, but that is about it.” L.A.D.B. “In 2004 I gave up haggis and in 2007 I gave up lutefisk. Since then I have successfully avoided the temptation to eat either.” J.Z. “I made one New Year’s resolution that I’ve kept for years. I quit smoking cold turkey New Year’s Day 1967. That’s 44 years ago. “Best thing I ever did for myself and my family.” J.R.W. “Many years ago I made a New Years resolution that I would never again make a New Years Resolution. I have been able to keep that one (finally). Go figure!” T.D.T. “I don’t make New Year’s resolutions as I neveer keep them. Good way not to carry guilt for breaking the resolution.” R.A.R. “Yes. I made a resolution to quit smoking in 1995 and I did it simply by making up my mind that I was smarter than a cigarette (maybe not smarter than a fifthgrader), but definitely smarter than a piece of paper filled with tobacco buring on the end and smoking up everything in sight. Guess mind over matter pays off after all.” B.S.

I believe that we all have rights, but when the right of one group can harm others, then smokers must give up their rights to smoke in public places. I have taken the liberty in getting the health risks related to secondhand smoke. Why anyone would want to harm their child by exposing their helpless bodies to secondhand smoke. The following facts were quoted from the UKHealthCare website. Secondhand smoke comes from the burning end of a cigarette, pipe or cigar. It also comes from smoke exhaled from the smoker. Each year secondhand smoke causes about 46,000 deaths to nonsmokers from heart disease and 3,000 deaths from lung cancer. Children living in households where adults smoke are at high risk of exposure to secondhand smoke. Parents who smoke provide almost 90 percent of a child’s exposure to secondhand smoke. Children exposed to secondhand smoke are more likely to die from sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). They also have more health problems such as pneumonia, bronchitis, asthma and ear infections. Children living in households where adults smoke are hospitalized more than children living in smoke-free homes.

Secondhand smoke and pets

Secondhand smoke increases the risk of cancer in cats, dogs and

birds. A 2009 study showed that 28 percent of the owners who smoked would be motivated to quit smoking based on the dangers of secondhand Tracy smoke to their Ashworth pets. Nine percent they would Community said ask others in their Recorder household to quit guest smoking and 14 columnist percent said they would ask visitors to smoke outside.

Why is secondhand smoke so toxic?

People exposed to secondhand smoke breathe the same toxic chemicals that smokers do. These chemicals come not only from the tobacco itself , but from the soil, paper and ingredients used to make the tobacco taste better. Studies clearly show that the more exposure you have to secondhand smoke, the more likely it is that you will have health problems. Here are a few of the 250-plus toxic chemicals in secondhand smoke: Formaldehyde (used in embalming) Carbon monoxide (found in car exhaust) Hydrogen cyanide (found in chemical weapons) Toluene (paint thinner)


We welcome your comments on editorials, columns, stories or other topics important to you in The Community Recorder. Include your name, address and phone number(s) so we may verify your letter. Letters of 200 or fewer words and columns of 500 or fewer words have the best chance of being published. All submissions may be edited for length, accuracy and clarity. Deadline: Noon Monday E-mail: mshaw@community Fax: 283-7285. U.S. mail: See box below Letters, columns and articles submitted to The Community Recorder may be published or distributed in print, electronic or other forms. Cadmium (found in batteries) Butane (lighter fluid) Think about how much we non-smokers have already inhaled into our lungs. It is such a terrible habit that harms everyone around it. What are the lawmakers in Kentucky thinking by allowing public smoking! Thank you for your help in sending this important message to Kentuckians. Tracy Ashworth of Union has been a nurse for 29 years. She says she is a strong advocate for children’s health and well being, but is also extremely concerned about overall health of the America public.

Time for a different approach Every two years, Americans go to the polls and deliver a message to their government. Last fall, that message was clear: Voters want lawmakers to encourage privatesector job growth, cut Washington spending, tackle the debt, and rein in government. And to do that, they sent more Republicans to Congress and made John Boehner the new Speaker of the House of Representatives. For two years, Washington Democrats relentlessly pursued a far-left, wish-list agenda of government-run health care, a national energy tax, job-killing financial regulations, bigger government, bigger deficits, union bailouts and government takeovers. For two years they told this country that Washington knows best. It’s time for a different approach. We Republicans heard the voters’ message and will spend the next two years working to deliver. We will press the Democrats in Washington – who still control the White House and the Senate – to do the things the American people clearly want us to do, and we will insist at every turn that the voices

of our constituents are heard. However, Republicans can’t do it alone. The problems we face are once-in-ageneration challenges that will require vision, hard work and a commitment to work together through consensus, not confrontation. They are too big for one party. We are eager to work with Democrats on solving these problems. From Social Security reform in the 1980s to welfare reform in the 1990s, finding solutions to our thorniest issues has usually involved bipartisanship. To restore jobs and revive our wobbling economy will take Republicans and Democrats working together. That’s why I’m troubled that the first item out of the gate Senate Democrats chose to focus on as the new Congress convened was a wrongheaded idea to change Senate rules and make it easier to ram through one party’s partisan agenda with fewer votes. Just as the country has rejected the Democrats’ far-left agenda,

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and reduced their numbers accordingly, Senate Democrats are doubling down on that agenda and trying to make it easier to pass given their reduced numbers. That’s the wrong approach. Americans want us to focus on the real issues – jobs, the economy, spending and debt – and to start focusing on them from day one. So it’s my hope both parties can listen to them, and get about doing the business we were sent here to do. That’s what Republicans will do. The voters want us to show we heard them, and Republicans are ready to work with anyone who’s willing to do that. On a personal note, I look forward to working on these important issues alongside my friend Sen. Rand Paul. It was an honor to stand beside him recently as he was sworn in as Kentucky’s newest senator. I look forward to working with him on behalf of Kentuckians as together we work to encourage private-sector job growth, cut Washington spending, tackle the debt, and rein in government. Sen. Mitch McConnell is the senior Senator from Kentucky.



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Campbell County Extension Agent for 4-H youth Development, left, accompanies Julia Steffen, center, 16, of Alexandria, and Sadie Boschert, right, 15, of Melbourne, at the 89th National 4-H Congress in Atlanta Nov. 26-30, 2010. Steffen and Boschert were two of the 31 student delegates chosen to represent Kentucky at the national conference.

Alexandria, Melbourne teens go to National 4-H Congress Julia Steffen, 16, of Alexandria, and Sadie Boschert, 16, of Melbourne, were among the 31 delegates representing both Campbell County and Kentucky 4-H at the 89th National 4-H Congress in Atlanta from Nov. 26-30. Steffen, a junior at Bishop Brossart High School, said it was a good experience and preparation for studying in college and networking. “It turned out to be a really great leadership experience, and there were a lot of team-building exercises,” Steffen said. Steffen and Boschert were accompanied by Owen Prim, the Campbell County Extension Agent for 4-H Youth Development, who served as one of the three chaperones for Kentucky’s delegates to the 2010 National 4-H Congress. Prim said the two teens were selected to participate in the national conference because of their involvement in 4-H Honors, other 4-H activities and a regional interview process. Boschert, who is homeschooled, has been involved in 4-H for seven years, and Steffen has been in 4-H for eight years, he said. They were able to meet other 4-H delegates from across the U.S. and Puerto Rico, and they also participated in workshops on topics including community service and leadership, Prim said. In all, there were about 1,200 delegates. Boschert said she had a great time going to the National 4-H Congress, and it was an honor to represent

the county and state. There were team-building exercises including one where delegates had to solve a problem using teams of people where one was blindfolded, another couldn’t speak, and another person could only make hand signals to accomplish tasks. A highlight of the trip for Boschert was the community service project they were involved in where they assisted an outreach called Open Hands that makes and delivers dinners for the terminally ill and elderly. “We volunteered putting the food in the trays and we got to meet a lot of the people who run the organization,” she said. The focus of the national gathering is on educational, recreational and networking activities with an emphasis on leadership development, community service, empowerment and cultural diversity, Prim said. They also were able to tour a Coca-Cola plant while in Atlanta, he said. “Delegates also were exposed to many cultural and educational resources. These experiences help teens become capable, competent and caring citizens as they bring this knowledge back to their local communities,” he said. It’s always an honor to have delegates to send to the national 4-H Congress, Prim said. “We’ve been lucky to have several the last few years that have been selected to go, but this is the first time we’ve had two go in the same year,” he said.

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While the cold penguin exhibit at the Newport Aquarium is closed for renovations, patrons are in for a new, very big, attraction. Mighty Mike, a 14-foot long, 800-pound American alligator, is now on display at the aquarium. “We wanted to do something big to kick off 2011,” said Ric Urban, curator of birds and mammals at the aquarium. “It doesn’t get much bigger than Mighty Mike.” Urban said in general American alligators grow to be 10 to 12 feet long. Rodger Pille, public relations manager for the aquarium, said they knew there would be some disappointment about the Kroger Kingdom of Penguins exhibit being closed, so they wanted to offer something new and exciting to aquarium visitors. When they got the chance to bring in Mighty Mike, they jumped on it, Pille said. “Mike has really surpassed our expectations and he’s only been here a couple weeks,” Pille said. “The guests love him, and it’s great to watch their reactions when they see him.” Urban said the story of how Mighty Mike came to be at the aquarium makes him a ambassador for crocodilian conservation. In 2000, Mike, who is believed to be about 50years-old, was found living near a boat dock on Lake Talquin in Florida. Since he was considered a threat to people in the area, wildlife authorities ordered he be killed. Pille said when the trapper saw Mighty Mike, he thought he was too special of an animal to be killed and instead found him a new home with reptile expert Bruce Shwedick. Since then, Mike has been touring the country visiting local zoos, aquariums and other attractions.


Ric Urban, curator of birds and mammals at the Newport Aquarium, talks to visitors about Mighty Mike, the 14-foot 800pound American alligator now on display. Urban said having Mike at the aquarium is a great opportunity. “He has the ability to just awe people,” Urban said. “He is one of those showstoppers that people keep coming back to see.” Mighty Mike will be at the aquarium until sometime in May, when he will move on to his next location. Pille said the penguin exhibit will be re-opening in mid to late March. From now through the end of February, the aquarium is celebrating Winter Family Days every day, offering free admission to two children with each paying adult. For more information about the Newport Aquarium, visit For more about your community, visit


Mighty Mike, a 14-foot 800-pound American alligator is now being featured at the Newport Aquarium

This week at the Campbell County libraries Cold Spring

• Beginning Photoshop Elements 8 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 18 Enhance your digital photographs by learning how to use Photoshop Elements 8. Learn how to resize images, correct and manipulate photos, remove red eye and many other fun techniques. Adults. Registration required. • Adventure Club: Visit from Charlie Cadabra 4 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 20 Be prepared to be amazed by magician, Charlie Cadabra. Ages 6-11. Registration required.

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• Film Series - Film Noir Wednesdays 7 p.m. Wednesdays, Jan.

19 & 26 Explore the shadowy world of crime, deception and femmes fatale as you enjoy a Film Noir selection every Wednesday night in January. Adults. No registration required. • Family Craft: Martin Luther King Jr. Day 5:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 14 Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. by creating your own mobile of dreams. Registration required. • Computer Class: Internet for Beginners 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 17 This class will assist you in gaining skills and understanding the concepts needed to utilize the Internet. Adults. Registration required.

• Adventure Club: Bingo 4 p.m. Monday, Jan. 17 It's time for another day of fun and prizes as we play our goofy version of Bingo. Ages 6-11. No registration required. • Teen Advisory Board Braille Literacy 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 18 In honor of Braille Literacy Month, Gerry Rader will be speaking to the group about the history of Braille and modern technology used by the blind and visually impaired. Ages 12-18. Registration required.


• Adventure Club: MixIt-Up Candy Bingo 4 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 18 Use an assortment of candy as your markers in

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Bingo. Ages 6-11. No registration required. • Board Games 3:30 Thursday, Jan. 20 Join us for an afternoon of your favorite board games. Bring your own or play one of ours. Ages 12 and up. No registration required. The Campbell County Public Library operates three branches. The Cold Spring Branch is located at 3920 Alexandria Pike in Cold Spring; phone 859781-6166. The Carrico/Fort Thomas Branch is located at 1000 Highland Ave. in Fort Thomas; phone 859-5725033. The Newport Branch is located at 901 E. Sixth St. in Newport; phone 859572-5035.


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People We Knew/Didn’t Know, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Artisans Enterprise Center, 25 W. Seventh St., Exhibit by photographers Michael Wilson, Jerry Mussman, Bob Lorig and Ed Davis. Photos span period between 1978 and present and include pictures of Northern Kentucky. 859-292-2322; Covington.


Filly Tracks Art Show, 11 a.m.-9 p.m., Art on the Levee Gallery, Newport on the Levee, Paintings, screen prints, photography and more from local artists. Benefits select horse rescues. Free. Through Jan. 31. 859-2615770; Newport. Isolation & Togetherness, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center, 1028 Scott Blvd., Works by Matthew Andrews, Dominic Sansone, Mallory Felktz, Marcia Alscher, Alan Grizzell, Patrick Meier, Sherman Cahal and Janie Marino. Free. Through Feb. 18. 859-957-1940; Covington.


Saving Stimpy, 10 p.m.-2 a.m., Peecox, 635 Donaldson Highway, $5. 859-342-7000. Erlanger. The Brave Youngster, 10 p.m., Jefferson Hall, 1 Levee Way, Suite 2118, 859-491-6200. Newport. Code 9, 9 p.m., Turfway Park, 7500 Turfway Road, 859-371-0200. Florence.


Winter/Spring Meet, 5:30 p.m., Turfway Park, 7500 Turfway Road, Free, except March 26. 859-371-0200; Florence. S A T U R D A Y, J A N . 1 5


Filly Tracks Art Show, 11 a.m.-9 p.m., Art on the Levee Gallery, Free. 859-261-5770; Newport. Isolation & Togetherness, Noon-3 p.m., Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center, Free. 859-957-1940; Covington.


Second Friday Swing Dance, 8-11:30 p.m., Step-N-Out Studio, 721 Madison Road, Free beginner swing dance lesson 8-9 p.m. Dancing to DJ music 9 p.m.-midnight. No partner required. Ages 18 and up. $5. Presented by Cincinnati Lindy Exchange. 859291-2300; Covington.


Wine Tasting, 5-9 p.m., StoneBrook Winery, 6570 Vineyard Lane, $5. 859-635-0111; Camp Springs. Wine Tasting, 4-8 p.m., The Liquor Cabinet, 1990 North Bend Road, Free. 859-5869270. Hebron. Wine Tasting, 5-9 p.m., Camp Springs Vineyard, 6685 Four Mile Road, $1. 859-4480253. Camp Springs.


Holiday Toy Trains, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Behringer-Crawford Museum, 1600 Montague Road, More than 25 interactive buttons, 250 feet of track and opportunity to be engineer of train. Included with admission: $7, $6 ages 60 and up, $4 ages 3-17; free ages 2 and under. 859-491-4003; Covington.

MUSIC - CLASSIC ROCK Eight Days a Week, 7 p.m., Boone County Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Beatles tribute band. Free. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 859-342-2665; Burlington.


Trailer Park, 8 p.m., Madison Theater, 730 Madison Ave., The Drunk, High and Unemployed Tour. Doors open 7 p.m. $30. 859491-2444; Covington.


Whiskey Creek, 10 p.m., Peecox II, 12200 Madison Pike, 859-356-1440; Independence. Duke Junior and the Smokey Boots, 9 p.m., Southgate House, 24 E. Third St., Juney’s Lounge. Classic country-folk crew. Ages 21 and up. Free. 859-431-2201; Newport.


New Sleepcat Band, 7:30 p.m., Dee Felice Cafe, 529 Main St., Directed by Bill Gemmer and features John Von Ohlen. 859-2612365; Covington.


Brent Reed, 8-11 p.m., York St. Cafe, 738 York St., “Sober” video release concert. Alternative, pop and rock artist. $5. 859-261-9675; Newport.

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Sweet Ray Laurel, 9 p.m., Southgate House, 24 E. Third St., Ballroom. CD Release Show. Doors open 8 p.m. $8 ages 18-20; $5 ages 21 and up. 859-431-2201; Newport.


Winter/Spring Meet, 1:10 p.m., Turfway Park, Free, except March 26. 859-371-0200; Florence. S U N D A Y, J A N . 1 6

FASHION SHOWS Veils & Cocktails Bridal Event, 6:30 p.m., The Madison Event Center, 700 Madison Ave., Hors d’oeuvres, martini ice bar, bridal fashion show, giveaways and two floors of the area’s local wedding retailers. $10. 859291-3300. Covington. LITERARY - LIBRARIES


Tea Tasting, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Kentucky Haus Artisan Center, 411 E. 10th St., Free. In observance of National Tea Month. Featuring Elmwood Inn Teas. 859-261-4287; 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. 859-4914003; Covington.


Snowman Sensation, 11 a.m., Walton Branch Library, 21 S. Main St., Stories, hot cocoa and snowman that won’t melt. Ages 2-6. Free. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 859-342-2665; Walton.


PAWS to Read, 10 a.m., Boone County Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Share book with therapy dogs. Ages 5-10. Family friendly. Free. Appointment required for 15-minute slot. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 859-342-2665. Burlington.


Scrap Crop, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Hebron Baptist Church, 3435 Limaburg Road, Fellowship Hall. Bring scrapbooking, couponing or other projects to work on at your own table without interruptions of daily life. Includes light breakfast, lunch and door prizes. $30, $25 advance by Jan. 10. Reservations required. Presented by Hebron Baptist Mothers of Preschoolers. 859-409-0827; Hebron.


Swingtime Big Band, 7:30 p.m., York St. Cafe, 738 York St., 859-261-9675; Newport.


Ricky Nye, 9 p.m.-12:30 a.m., Vintage Wine Bar - Kitchen - Market, 2141 North Bend Road, Free. 859-689-9463. Hebron.


The New Lime, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., Mokka and the Sunset Bar and Grill, 500 Monmouth St., Columbia recording artists perform music from 1960s-’70s. Free. 859-581-3700; Newport.

Young at Heart, 3 p.m., Scheben Branch Library, 8899 U.S. 42, Discover your inner artist through paper collage. Ages 3-7. Free. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 859-342-2665; Union.


Matt Cowherd and Jamie Combs, 10 p.m., Jefferson Hall, 1 Levee Way, Suite 2118, 859-491-6200; Newport.


Children take a look at the newest member of the Newport Aquarium, “Mighty Mike,” pictured in his aquarium, a 14-foot long, 800-pound American alligator on exhibit until late spring. The alligator, estimated to be about 50 years old, is a champion for conservation because of his size and story. He is considered the largest alligator in the country on display outside of Florida. Winter Family Days at the Newport Aquarium will run through Feb. 28. Two children, ages 2-12, are admitted free with each adult paying full price, $22; those under 2 years old are free every day. Due to construction on the Kingdom of Penguins exhibit, the penguins will not be on display at the aquarium. Newport Aquarium is open every day 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information visit or call 859-261-7444.


Open Gaming, 3:30-5 p.m., Boone County Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Teens ages 12 and up. Presented by Boone County Public Library. Through Jan. 31. 859-3422665; Burlington.


Winter/Spring Meet, 1:10 p.m., Turfway Park, Free, except March 26. 859-371-0200; Florence. M O N D A Y, J A N . 1 7

ART EXHIBITS Isolation & Togetherness, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center, Free. 859-957-1940; Covington. KARAOKE AND OPEN MIC

Songwriter Showcase and Open Mic Night, 9 p.m., Southgate House, 24 E. Third St., Hosted by Misty from the Newbees. Free. 859-431-2201; Newport.


Teen Cafe, 3-5 p.m., Florence Branch Library, 7425 U.S. 42, Friends, video games, snacks and more. Teens ages 12 and up. Family friendly. Free. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 859-342-2665. Florence. Middle School Mondays, 3:15-4:45 p.m., Lents Branch Library, 3215 Cougar Path, Wii gaming and snacks. Teens ages 12 and up. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 859-342-2665; Hebron. Pizza Melee, 5 p.m., Florence Branch Library, 7425 U.S. 42, Blind pizza taste test. Teens ages 12 and up. Free. Registration required. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 859-3422665. Florence.


Tig Notaro, 9 p.m., Southgate House, 24 E. Third St., Parlour. With Mike Cody and Mike Cronin. Stand up comedy. $10, $8 advance. 859-431-2201; Newport.

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MLK Day Camp, 8:30-10:30 a.m., At The Yard Baseball Training Center, 330 Weaver Road, Led by Brandon Berger. Work on all fundamentals, fielding, hitting and throwing. Ages 12 and under. $25. Registration required. 859-647-7400; Florence. T U E S D A Y, J A N . 1 8

BUSINESS MEETINGS Eggs ‘N Issues: Make Your New Year a Green Year, 7:30-9:30 a.m., Receptions Banquet and Conference Center Erlanger, 1379 Donaldson Road, Featured panelists: Kevin Butt, general manager, Toyota Motor Company; Jeff Schroder,; Doug Spies, DesignGroup; Rob Haney, Kenton County Schools. Ages 21 and up. $25. Presented by Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce. 859-578-8800; Erlanger. CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS

Triangle Toastmasters Meeting, 78:30 p.m., Campbell County Fiscal Court, 1098 Monmouth St., Become a confident, more effective speaker. Family friendly. Free. Presented by Triangle Toastmasters. 859-652-3348. Newport.

EDUCATION Overpaying Your Income Taxes?, 6:30 p.m.-9 p.m., Boone County Cooperative Extension Service, 6028 Camp Ernst Road, Review old, and discuss new, federal and Kentucky personal income tax deductions and credits to which you may be entitled. No individual tax preparation or assistance provided during class. Ages 21 and up. Free. 859-586-6101. Burlington.

Dayton High School School Base Decision Making Council, 4 p.m., Dayton Middle and High School, 200 Greendevil Lane. 859-2927486; Dayton, Ky.

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Overpaying Your Income Taxes?, 1-3:30 p.m., Boone County Cooperative Extension Service, Free. 859-586-6101. Burlington.


Boone County Retired Teachers Association, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Golden Corral Buffet & Grill, 4770 Houston Road, Monthly luncheon meeting and musical program presented by Gary Griesser. 859-428-3673. Florence.


Film Noir Wednesdays, 7 p.m., Fort ThomasCarrico Branch Library, 1000 Highland Ave., “The Long Goodbye.” Explore the world of crime, deception and femmes fatale. Adults. Ages 21 and up. 859-572-5033; Fort Thomas.


American Girls Book Club, 6:30 p.m., Scheben Branch Library, 8899 U.S. 42, Discussion of favorite characters, crafts and snacks. Ages 7-12. 859-342-2665; Union.


Midday Musical Menu, 12:15 p.m., Trinity Episcopal Church, 326 Madison Ave., Music of Rachmaninoff. Ellen Stephens, cellist; John Haynes, pianist. Free parking in church lots. Free; $6 lunch available at 11:30 a.m. 859-431-1786. Covington.

LITERARY - BOOK CLUBS Pizza and Pages, 3:30 p.m., Lents Branch Library, 3215 Cougar Path, Talk about what books you’ve been reading and eat pizza. Ages 12 and up. Family friendly. Free. Registration required. 859-342-2665. Hebron.


Lego Mania, 6:30 p.m., Boone County Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Friendly competition with Raving Rabbids, Wii Sports Resort, MarioKart and more. Ages 8-12. Free. Registration required. 859-342-2665; Burlington.


Blithe Spirit, 8 p.m., Stained Glass Theatre, 802 York St., Noel Coward classic. Newly married novelist takes part in seance in order to drum up new material for himself. But soon he is tormented by the ghost of his dead first wife. $20. Through Feb. 5. 513474-8711; Newport.


Weight Loss Class, 5:30 p.m.-6 p.m., Hickory Grove Baptist Church, 11969 Taylor Mill Road, $30 per month, $20 per month with three month membership. First class free. Presented by Equipped Ministries. 859-8028965. Independence.


Teen Tuesdays, 3:15-4:45 p.m., Lents Branch Library, 3215 Cougar Path, Xbox 360, Wii, snacks and more. Teens ages 12 and up. Family friendly. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 859-342-2665. Hebron.


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



Latin and ballroom dance set ablaze in “Burn the Floor,” a direct-from-Broadway live dance spectacular. It is Jan. 18-30 at the Aronoff Center and features “So You Think You Can Dance” alums Ashleigh Di Lello, Ryan Di Lello, Robbie Kmetoni, Janette Manrara and Karen Hauer. “American Idol” second runner-up Vonzell Solomon is the show’s female vocalist. Performances are at 8 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays; 2 and 8 p.m. Saturdays; and 1 and 6:30 p.m. Sundays. Tickets are $22.50$62.50. Call 800-982-2787 or visit

Jesse Malin and the St. Marks Social, 9 p.m., Southgate House, 24 E. Third St., Doors open 8 p.m. $13, $10 advance. 859431-2201; Newport.


Women’s Bridge, 10:30 a.m., Covington Art Club, 604 Greenup St., Kate Scudder House. Bring lunch; drinks provided. $2. 859-4312543. Covington.


The Elvis Tribute Artist Spectacular comes to the Taft Theatre at 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 15. This Elvis birthday tour features Shawn Klush, pictured, Donny Edwards, Brandon Bennett, Rock and Roll Hall of Famer DJ Fontana, The Sweet Inspirations and The Fabulous Ambassadors. For information visit For tickets visit or call 877-598-8497.


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Some characteristics of a mature and immature religion The first time I read the statement years ago I was stunned. In his book, “The Individual and His Religion,” Gordon Allport, former chairman of the Social Relations Department at Harvard University, wrote, “In probably no region of personality do we find as many residues of childhood as in the religious attitudes of adults.” Bluntly stated, “We are more childish in our religious thinking than we are in other areas of human endeavor.” Recalling this bold statement is not to diminish religion or religious-minded people. It’s to encourage spiritual growth in a culture that is increasingly becoming more spiritually illiterate. Our spiritual development has great importance. In a practical way it helps us deal with various momentous issues that confront us in life. Without it we are left illequipped to deal with the mighty questions about life, suffering,

death, contemporary moral problems, tragedies, interior peace, coping with illness, etc. In other areas of life we become rather Father Lou skilled and profiGuntzelman cient. But all the Perspectives while we hang on to childish ways of understanding God and the spiritual dimension of our nature. For centuries, theology (the study of God) was considered the “Queen of the Sciences.” Why? Because God is the ultimate mystery. Long ago, St. Anselm described God as, “The One beyond what is able to be thought.” God is the deepest exploration the human mind can make. Yet today many boringly say, “Been there; done that; I explored

God when I was in Sunday school or elementary school” – thereby fulfilling Allport’s findings about adults. So, in the face of death, suffering or serious problems, we tend to despair. Childhood insights and an undeveloped faith just don’t suffice. Instead, questions are posed asking, “Why is God doing this to me?” – as though God likes to see us suffer. We settle moral struggles with simplistic solutions, “This is a free country and I have my rights to do what I want!” We stop praying because, “God never gives me what I ask for, anyway.” In his book, Allport suggests some characteristics of a more mature, adult-like faith. Several of his characteristics are: 1) “Well differentiated.” This means our personal spiritual beliefs are reflective and critical, recognizing the difference

between essentials and lessimportant accidentals. This aspect of mature spirituality should grow over time and become more and more free of the ego-centric concerns of childhood when we used religion just “to get what we want” or considered God a Divine Dispenser. 2) “Dynamic” is another attribute of the religion of maturity. This means that our beliefs are so much ours that they actually affect and direct our lives, motives and behavior. As some say, “We walk what we talk.” At the same time a mature religion is balanced, not fanatical or compulsive, and has a realistic view of life and our humanness. 3) “Heuristic” is a third characteristic Allport proposes of a mature religion. This means that with time, more study and scriptural attentiveness, some beliefs are dropped or open up to deeper

understanding. This necessitates that we eventually lay aside some childish concepts in order to expand our smaller thoughts for grander, more divine ones. Adults who are growing more mature in their religion keep realizing that the God they thought they knew was far too small. St. Paul testifies to this aspect when he writes: “When I was a child, I spoke like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became an adult I put away childish ways.” (1Corinthians 13:11) “The religion of maturity makes the affirmation ‘God is,’ but only the religion of immaturity will insist, ‘God is precisely what I say He is,’” states Allport. Father Lou Guntzelman is a Catholic priest of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Contact him at columns@community or P.O. Box 428541, Cincinnati, OH 45242.

BRIEFLY Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park to come to Fort Thomas

The Bluebird Arts and


Education Alliance is bringing The Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park to Highlands High School to perform the play Dis/Troy. The production, which is

at 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 15 in the Performing Arts Center, is theatrical adaptation of Homer's The Iliad, a story set during the Trojan War. Tickets for the show are $7

and can be purchased at the door, at Bowman's Frame Shop, 103 North Fort Thomas Ave., or at

Men’s stag

St. Peter’s Catholic Order of Foresters Court 1492 is hosting their annual men’s stag from 8 p.m. to midnight Friday, Jan. 28, in the Social Center at Sts. Peter

and Paul School, 2162 California Crossroads. The evening will include cards, raffles, food and drinks. Proceeds from the event will benefit the COF Education Awards Program.


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Bring on the biblical barley for healthier meals One of the most worthwhile things I do each week is talk to Brian Patrick on Sacred Heart radio on Thursday mornings during the Sonrise Morning S h o w (740AM Rita at 7:20 Heikenfeld a.m.). T h e Rita’s kitchen topic is foods and herbs of the Bible, how they were used in Bible days and how we can use them today. What I’ve found is that many of the health foods we should be eating today have their roots in the Bible. Take barley, for instance. It’s been a health-giving staple since antiquity and it’s all the trend today to use it in soups, pilafs and breads. And since today is a soup and bread kind of day, I’m sharing my version of Ezekiel quick bread using barley.

Try the bread with one of these soups, and you’ll have a really good meal.

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Easy chicken soup for the kids to help make

Fast broccoli cheese soup

Getting the little ones involved in cooking makes them more adventurous and more apt to eat healthy. Keep the leaves on the celery – they contain calcium. 2 cans, 14 oz. each, chicken broth plus enough water to equal 4 cups liquid 1 carrot, sliced or handful or some shredded carrots 1 rib celery, sliced 1 ⁄2 cup alphabet pasta, whole grain if possible Chopped or shredded cooked chicken: a couple of cups Salt and pepper to taste Bring broth, carrot and celery to a boil. Stir pasta and chicken into broth. Reduce heat to medium and cook 10 minutes or until pasta is tender.

Tips from Rita’s kitchen:

Any kind of pasta will do, or rice or noodles

1 cup chopped onion 6 tablespoons each: melted butter and flour 4 cups chicken broth 16-20 oz. chopped frozen broccoli, thawed 1 cup milk or cream or more if needed 1 can cream of chicken soup Salt and pepper to taste Sauté onion in butter until tender. Add flour and stir. It will be lumpy. Gradually stir in broth and broccoli. Cook until broccoli is tender, stirring frequently. Reduce heat and stir in milk and soup. Season to taste.

Not your mama’s Ezekiel bread

I shared this recipe with Brian Patrick of Sacred Heart radio during my weekly segments on Bible foods and herbs. You can buy Ezekiel bread or make it yourself. It typically contains barley,


Ezekiel bread contains barley, spelt, wheat, beans, lentils and millet. spelt, wheat, beans, lentils and millet. It’s a yeasted bread, which takes some time to make. The ingredients are ground into a flour, or sometimes allowed to sprout before using in the bread. Check out my online column for the yeasted recipe. Here’s one, though, that is delicious and quick and contains nutritious grains. It’s a quick bread and really delicious. The millet gives it a won-

derful crunch and has iron. Barley is great for lowering cholesterol and, as a low sodium food, helps lower blood pressure. Wheat germ is good for your heart and bones. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. 3 cups self rising flour 2 tablespoons each: quick cooking barley, wheat germ and millet * 2 tablespoons honey 1 can, 12 oz., beer (I used light beer)

2 tablespoons butter or substitute, melted Mix flour and grains together. Add honey and then stir in beer. Don’t overmix. You’ll get a thick, lumpy batter. Pour into sprayed loaf pan. Pour melted butter over. Bake 45 to 55 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. *Tip from Rita’s kitchen: bread is delicious even without the grains, but it won’t be Ezekiel bread. Also, substitute 2 cups buttermilk if you like for the beer. More good soup and bread recipes are in my online column at The real deal, from scratch soups and bread • Beef barley mushroom soup • My clone of Panera’s broccoli cheese soup • Real Ezekiel bread Rita Nader Heikenfeld is an herbalist, educator and author. E-mail columns@community with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Call 513-2487130, ext. 356.


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Levee Wine Walk set for Feb. 1

Exercise class

The Body Recall exercise class at the Campbell County YMCA at a Christmas luncheon at the Highland County Club. In front, from left: Ann Lee, Jean Morrow, Carol Watkins, Jeanne Hoffman, Maggie Knauf and Dorris Perry. In back, from left: Dorothy Racke, Thelma Pryse, Fern Gilchrist, Hattie Stephens, Carol Steffen, Enola Falk, Annette Lacroix and Ruth Schoulthies.

Health providers class scheduled The Northern Kentucky Health Department is offering a continuing education course on HIV for health care providers 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 20, at the Health Department’s District Office, 610 Medical Village Drive, Edgewood. This course covers basic medical information about HIV disease, progression,

transmission and prevention; management of HIV in the workplace; legal issues; statistics; and local resources for HIV testing and case management. This course will cost $20 per person. A check made out to the Northern Kentucky Health Department or cash is payable at the time of class. Scholarships are

available. Two Continuing Education Units are available for the following professions: athletic trainers, chiropractors, dentists, dental hygienists, Emergency Medical Technicians, nurses, optometrists, paramedics, pharmacists, physical therapists, physical therapy assistants, physicians, physician assistants, podiatrists

and social workers. Class is limited to 30 participants. RSVP by Tuesday, Jan. 18, by calling the Health Department’s District Office at 859-341-4264, or register online at HIVCeucourse. For more information about this class, call Bob Ford at 859-363-2085.


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Annual Polar Plunge Aquarium hosts moves to Bellevue Family Winter Days One of the coolest events in the Greater Cincinnati area, the Polar Plunge for Special Olympics, will have a new home in 2011, but it will stay in the same neighborhood. This year’s Plunge will move just down the Ohio River to Joe’s Crab Shack in Bellevue when it takes place on Saturday, Feb. 5. The Polar Plunge features brave souls – many in crazy costumes – taking a dip into chilly winter waters to help support the Special Olympics mission of providing sports training and competition opportunities for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. Participants raise a minimum of $75 ($50 minimum for students 18 and under) and take the leap into a pool set up in the Joe’s Crab Shack parking lot. Anyone who wants to take the Plunge can pick up registration forms at Joe’s Crab Shack or the Comfort Suites Newport. Participants can also register on line at 1ky-ohpolarplunge, create their own Web page and raise money through the

official Polar Plunge website. Participants can register as individuals or gather a team of friends, family or coworkers and register as a group. All participants receive the official Polar Plunge Tshirt, but can earn additional prizes for raising more money. There will be a pre-registration for participants who want to avoid the lines on Plunge day. Pre-registration will be held at Joe’s Crab Shack in Bellevue from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 4. Participants can turn in all money raised and gather fundraising awards prior to the event day. Day-of registration for the Polar Plunge begins at 9 a.m. at Joe’s. Opening ceremonies, including the costume parade and costume contest, kick off at 11 a.m. and Plunging begins at approximately 11:30 a.m. For more information about the Polar Plunge, contact Amy Kute at 513-4053450 or Anna Beth Logan at 800-633-7403 or via e-mail at, or visit

Newport Aquarium is continuing its “Winter Family Days” promotion in the new year. Now through Feb. 28, two children (ages 2-12) will be admitted free with each adult paying full price. The special discount is valid every day of the week during regular operating hours for the Aquarium (10 a.m. to 6 p.m.). Children under 2 are

admitted free every day. Strollers are welcome during this time. As an added bonus, children who visit during “Winter Family Days” will receive a coupon for a free kid’s meal at Bob Evans Family Restaurants. For complete information on “Winter Family Days” and daily activities, visit

Symphony planning country-themed gala The Kentucky Symphony Orchestra’s annual gala – “Here for the Party” – will be held 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 5, in the ballrooms of the Northern Kentucky Convention Center. The evening will include cocktails, a three-course dinner, dancing to live music and a silent auction. The KSO Boogie Band will play rocking tunes by Montgomery Gentry, Sugarland, Hank Williams Jr.

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Paul Stein, 57, 1000 South Fort Thomas Ave., leaving the scene of an accident at 17 West Villa Place, Jan. 1. Theodore Dupont, 21, 46 Arcadia, DUI, careless driving at Waterworks Road at Memorial Parkway, Jan. 1. Robert Black, 28, 26 Miriam Drive Apt. 1, alcohol intoxication in a public place, third degree possession of a controlled substance at Grand Avenue, Jan. 1. Mark Slaven, 31, 9 Sergeant Ave., alcohol intoxication in a public place at 9 Sergeant Ave., Jan. 2. Junior Alcorn, 24, 3532 Townsley Drive, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia at 100 block of Memorial Parkway, Jan. 1. Kelly Scott, 33, 937 Thornton St., DUI at North Grand Avenue at Churchill, Jan. 1. Jeremy Stone, 26, 18 Concord Ave. No. 2, first degree possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana at 18 Concord Ave. no. 2, Jan. 4. Ryan Baker, 35, 18 Concord Ave. No.

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1, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia at 18 Concord Ave., Jan. 4. Jeremy Haney, 34, 18 Concord Ave. No. 1, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, trafficking controlled substance within 1000 yards of a school, second degree possession of a controlled substance at 18 Concord Ave., Jan. 4.

Incidents/investigations First degree robbery

At 1039 North Fort Thomas Ave., Jan. 2.

Theft by unlawful taking

At 85 North Grand Ave., Jan. 3.

Theft of identity

At 54 Custis Ave., Dec. 30.

Theft/receipt of stolen credit card At 17 Warren Court, Dec. 30.


Johnny Vallandingham, 43, 2423 Mudlick Road, possession of drug paraphernalia at 260 West Walnut St., Jan. 1.

Matthew McCafferty, 25, 2997 Nine Mile Road, second degree possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, warrant at 2611 Alexandria Pike, Dec. 31. Emily Davis, 24, 821 Johns Hill Road, second degree possession of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia at 2611 Alexandria Pike, Dec. 31. Susan Lacasse, 37, 709 Cherokee Drive No. 1, warrant at I-471 north, Dec. 30. Mark Thacker, 47, 45 Rose Ave., third degree criminal trespassing at 85 North Grand Ave., Dec. 29. Amanda Welch, 34, 6008 Spicewood Drive, alcohol intoxication in a public place at 1 Levee Way, Dec. 25. Wayne Anthony Riley, 42, 985 Wittshire Lane, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia at I-471 south, Dec. 23. Jimmy Hamilton, 29, 524 Fisher Road, alcohol intoxication in a public place at 2369 Alexandria Pike, Dec. 24. Brandon Daniels, 23, 111 Eighth Ave., DUI, possession of drug paraphernalia at I-471 south at U.S. 27, Dec. 24.

Candice Gould, 22, 10794 Palestine Drive, alcohol intoxication in a public place at I-471 south at U.S. 27, Dec. 24. James Ruff, 48, 778 Ravine Circle 2D, possession of marijuana, alcohol intoxication in a public place at 2124 Monmouth St., Dec. 24. Howard Russell, 43, 235 Eden Ave., third degree criminal trespassing, alcohol intoxication in a public place at 2335 Alexandria Pike Apt. b48, Dec. 26.

Incidents/investigations Fourth degree assault

At 2508 Alexandria Pike, Dec. 23.

Theft by unlawful taking

At 20 Fairway Drive, Dec. 30.

Third degree criminal mischief At 728 Ravine Circle, Dec. 26. At 2301 Alexandria Pike, Dec. 15.

cal evidence at Fourth Street Bridge, Jan. 4. Mark Newton, 50, 711 Fairfield Ave., theft by unlawful taking, warrant at 1771 Monmouth St., Jan. 1. Arthur Shields Jr., 47, 312 West Eighth St., fourth degree assault, possession of marijuana at 312 West Eighth St., Jan. 1. David Farmer, 23, 44 Broadway, second degree assault at 1000 Columbia, Dec. 30. Donald Furguson, 34, 218 West 13th St., kidnapping, fourth degree assault, third degree criminal trespassing at 9 Woolum Lane, Dec. 29. Angela Hammonds, 36, 404 Sunnybrook, theft by unlawful taking at 1301 Monmouth St., Dec. 29.

Incidents/investigations First degree criminal possession of a forged instrument


At 1301 Monmouth St., Jan. 2.


Shannon Oats, 31, 3636 Alaskan, first degree trafficking a controlled substance, possession of handgun by a convicted felon at Fourth Street Bridge, Jan. 4. Oliver Penn, 31, 69 Ehrman Ave., first degree possession of a controlled substance, tampering with physi-

First degree theft of a controlled substance At 315 East Fourth St., Dec. 27.

Jeffrey Steven Brooks

Jeffrey Steven Brooks, 54, of Newport, died Jan. 2, 2011, in Cincinnati. He was a drywall finisher with International Union of Painters & Allied Trades. His father, Arthur J. Brooks, died previously. Survivors include his mother, Donna Siple Brooks; daughters, Jenna Brooks and Michelle Brooks; sister, Sue Roll; and brothers, Randy Brooks and Todd Brooks. Burial was in St. Stephen Cemetery, Fort Thomas.

Vincent E. Campbell

Vincent E. Campbell, 47, of Ludlow, died Jan. 4, 2011, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. He was a sheet metal employee with Skilcraft LLC. in Hebron, served as a U.S. Army paratrooper during the Gulf War in the 82nd Airborne in Germany and was a member of the First Baptist Church in Ludlow. Survivors include his wife, Connie Campbell of Erlanger; sons, Vincent “Chris” Campbell of Fort Wright, Corey Campbell of Lexington and Jeffrey Campbell of Erlanger; brothers, Michael Campbell and Kenneth Herman of Ludlow and Jeffrey Herman of Dayton; and sisters, Linda Cohorn of Arizona and Terry Still of Ludlow. Entombment was at Kentucky Veterans Cemetery, Williamstown. Memorials: Vincent E. Campbell Memorial Fund, c/o Ronald B. Jones Funeral Home, 316 Elm St., Ludlow, KY 41016.

William Joseph Coffey

William Joseph Coffey, 86, of Fort Thomas, died Jan. 5, 2011. He was an electrician for General Electric and a U.S. Navy World War II veteran. His wife, Ruth Moesker Coffey, died previously. Survivors include his daughters, Carolyn Schiesler and Kathleen Nicksich; son, William Coffey; five grandchildren; and three greatgrandchildren. Internment was at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Montgomery, Ohio.

Mary Elizabeth Craig

Mary Elizabeth Craig, 66, of Alexandria, died Jan. 6, 2011, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. She was employee assistant in human resources at the Internal Revenue Service and worked in human resources at Kmart, Newport. She was a member of the Main Street Baptist Church, Alexandria, and Eastern Star Chapter. Survivors include her husband, Dennis L. Craig; daughter, Karen

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Herman ‘Jim’ Kersten

Herman “Jim” Kersten, 86, of Highland Heights, died Jan. 6, 2011, at St. Elizabeth Fort Thomas. He was a U.S. Navy World War II and Korean War veteran and was a member of the Kersten O’Day VFW Post No. 2899, League of Kentucky Sportsmen, Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels and Brighton Seniors. He was a last charter member of Kersten O’Day Sportsman’s Club and retired from Hennegan Printing, Cincinnati. Survivors include his wife, Rita Kersten of Highland Heights; son, Jeff Kersten of Fort Thomas; daughter, Mary Carol Groeschen of Alexandria; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Burial was at St. Stephen Cemetery, Fort Thomas. Memorials: Kentucky Wildlife Federation Foundation Scholarship Fund, c/o Michael Meredith, Treasurer, 1409 Silent Grove Church Road, Brownsville, KY 42210 or St. Philip’s Church, 1404 Mary Ingles Hwy., Melbourne, KY 41059.

Patrick Maltaner

Patrick Coleman Maltaner, 53, of Covington, formerly of Campbell County, died Dec. 30, 2010, at Providence Pavilion, Covington. He was a member of St. Thomas Catholic Church in Fort Thomas. His parents, George Ralph and Wilma Coleman Maltaner, and a sister, Janie Martin, died previously. Survivors include his sisters, Monica Hollis of Florence, Donna Maltaner of Southgate and Nancy Longhauser of Williamstown; and brothers, Mark Maltaner of Newport and Greg Maltaner of Southgate. Burial was in St. Francis Xavier Cemetery, Falmouth. Memorials: American Cancer Society, 297 Buttermilk Pike, Fort Mitchell, KY 41017 or American Heart Association, 7272 Greenville Ave., Dallas, TX 75231.

Mary Ann Mason

Mary Ann Mason, 43, of Batavia, Ohio, died Jan. 2, 2011, at Hospice of Cincinnati. She was a homemaker and loved animals. Survivors include her husband, Burchfield Mason; son, Paul Mason; brothers, Scott Lawson of Price Hill, Ohio, Harrison Lawson of Ludlow and Ray Lawson of Dayton; and sis-

ter, Judy Statton of Dayton. Burial was in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens, Taylor Mill. Memorials: Mary Mason Memorial Fund, c/o any Fifth Third Bank.

Bernadine McDaniel

Bernadine Sprecker McDaniel, 96, of Fort Thomas, died Jan. 4, 2011, at St. Elizabeth Fort Thomas. She was a homemaker. Her former husband, Guy Sprecker; husband, Charles McDaniel; son, Daniel Sprecker; a granddaughter, Linda Long; and brother, John Hiltenbeitel, died previously. Survivors include daughters, Joyce Profitt, Claudia Benhase and Karen Richey; stepsons, Richard Sprecker and Robert Sprecker; stepdaughter, Janese Ebert; 10 grandchildren; 10 stepgrandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and 10 great-great-grandchildren. Burial was in Forest Lawn Cemetery, Erlanger. Memorials: American Diabetes Association, 4555 Lake Forest Drive, St. 396, Cincinnati, OH 45242.

Edward G. Miller

Edward G. Miller, 88, of Highland Heights, died Jan. 7, 2011, at St. Elizabeth Fort Thomas. He was a printer for Otto Printing Company in Newport and a member of the Catholic Order of Foresters, St. Joseph Church in Cold Spring, James W. Costigan American Legion Post No. 11 in Newport and Fr. DeJaco Council 5220 Knights of Columbus in Alexandria. He was a U.S. Army World War II veteran. His wife, Rosemary Miller; sisters, Edith Casebolt, Edna Cook, Marian Hitchcock and Loraine Rickels; and a brother, Stanley “Joe” Miller, died previously. Survivors include daughters, Carol Roettger of Highland Heights and Jayne Futscher of Wilder; sons, David Miller of Erlanger and James Miller of Alexandria; brother, Robert Miller of Woodlawn; nine grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Burial was in St. Stephen Cemetery, Fort Thomas. Memorials: Senior Services of Northern Kentucky, 1032 Madison Ave., Covington, KY 41011 or Association for the Blind, 2045 Gilbert Ave., Cincinnati, OH.

Glen Templeton

Glen Templeton, 51, of Cold Spring, died Jan. 5, 2011, at a friend’s home. He worked in the auto body industry. Survivors include his daughter, Stacey Ann Lindsly of Louisiana; mother and stepfather, Scharlene and Bert Wulfeck of Lakeside Park; brothers, John Templeton of Brooksville, Ky., Frank Templeton of Pensacola Fla., and William Peddicord and Brian Peddicord, both of Highland Heights; and two grandchildren. Disposition was cremation. Memorials: Fairhaven Rescue Mission, 260 Pike St., Covington, KY 41011.

Betty Page Wellman

Betty Page Wellman, 80, of Alexandria, died Dec. 29, 2010, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. She was a retired clerk with Disabled American Veterans and worked at AT&T as a long distance operator. Her husband, Eugene F. Wellman, and brother, Howard Page,

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About police reports

The Community Recorder publishes the names of all adults charged with offenses. The information is a matter of public record and does not imply guilt or innocence. At 500 block of East Fourth St., Dec. 27. At 537 Lexington, Dec. 25.

Theft by unlawful taking, third degree criminal mischief At 517 East Fourth St., Dec. 26. At 328 Park Ave., Dec. 27.

Theft of mail matter

At 436 Elm St., Dec. 28.

Third degree burglary

At 832 Central Ave., Dec. 19.

Third degree burglary

At 1036 Patterson St., Dec. 24.

Third degree criminal mischief

At 221 Forrest, Dec. 30. At 19th and Monmouth St., Dec. 30. At 544 East Third St., Dec. 26.

At 912 Columbia St., Jan. 2.

Theft by unlawful taking

At 100 Riverboat Row, Dec. 28. At 402 East 10th St., Dec. 20.


died previously. Survivors include daughters, Teresa McArter and Karen Flannagan; sons, Dale Wellman, Greg Wellman, Tim Wellman and Tom Wellman; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Burial was at St. Stephen Cemetery, Fort Thomas. Memorials: St. Xavier Church, 607 Sycamore St., Cincinnati, OH 45202.

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Catherine M. Bamberger, 93, of Fort Thomas, died Jan. 4, 2011, at St. Elizabeth Fort Thomas. She was a retired secretary with various law firms and a member of St. Catherine of Siena Church, St. Thomas 55 Club and the Siena Seniors. Her husband, Paul J. Bamberger, died previously. Survivors include daughters, Joanne Feldmann, Mary Sue Bahr and Lois Goforth; and six grandchildren. Burial was in St. Stephen Cemetery, Fort Thomas. Memorials: Carmel Manor, 100 Carmel Manor Road, Fort Thomas, KY 41075 or charity of choice.


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Classes will help you keep resolutions St. Elizabeth Healthcare is offering a number of classes and events in 2011 to help everyone with their New Year’s resolutions for living a healthier and happier life. Whether your goal is to lose weight, exercise regularly or stop smoking, the classes and events at St. Elizabeth Healthcare can help you to maintain your motivation and avoid com-

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