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A candidate forum for the county commission race and debate for judge-executive hopefuls in Campbell County will be held April 28 at the Southgate Community Center, 301 W. Walnut St. in Southgate. The commission forum is scheduled for 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., followed by the judgeexecutive debate from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. The forums are sponsored by the Community Recorder Newspapers, Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, Legacy, The Kentucky Enquirer, the Recorders and There is no admission charge for the event.

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First Baptist Church marks 190 years By Chris Mayhew

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Celebrating its 190th birthday April 18, First Baptist Church of Alexandria is one of the city’s oldest institutions. The congregation first met April 17, 1820, and still meets in a Washington Street church that dates back to 1860. Previously a Southern Baptist church, it’s now independent. At one point, the oldest part of the church building was picked up and moved back about 40 feet from where it originally was fronting Washington Street, said Pastor Ron Duty. Then an addition was built onto the front of the church. Before 1946 the church’s congregation had fewer than 50 people attending each Sunday service, then Pastor J.K. Gardner arrived, Duty said. Under Gardner’s ministry, the church’s congregation exploded to about 250 people per week and that’s when the baptistery tank, offices and a new facade was added to the church, he said. “He was here seven years, and when he left the church shrank back down; he just had a very charismatic personality,” Duty said of Gardner. Carl Morton was pastor of the church for 27 years since 1969 before Duty.

First Baptist Church of Alexandria’s 190th anniversary celebration service will be at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, April 18. There will be memorabilia including Sunday School buttons from the 1930s and 1940s, hand written records dating back to the 1860s, and photos on display for the day. Dan Stewart, pastor of New Hope Baptist Church, and former member of First Baptist, will be a guest speaker. The church is located at 104 Washington St., Alexandria.


First Baptist Church of Alexandria Pastor Ron Duty is preparing to celebrate the church’s 190th anniversary with the congregation and any visitors during an April 18 anniversary celebration. Over the generations the church has changed socially to meet the times though, said Duty’s wife Lisa, a member since she was a child in 1960. “A lady was excommunicated from the church in the late 1880s,” Lisa said. “They were in buggies, and she got out and showed her ankles and they excommunicated her.” Some of the church’s traditions includes giving away free hot dogs and drinks during the annual

Alexandria Fair parade, and an Easter Egg hunt and Breakfast with Santa, Lisa said. The church has a vibrant choir that is led by Josh Huff, a choir director and teacher at Dixie Heights High School, Lisa said. Lisa’s father, Doyle Hale, the former choir director, is still a member of the choir with her, Lisa said. “This church has always been known for its choir, and it is still,” she said. The congregation’s typical Sun-

day service crowd now is about 120 people. Duty, in his 11th year as pastor, said he has put more emphasis on being family focused. The regular Wednesday evening service was dropped, opting instead for small group meetings arranged by age group, ranging from teens and seniors to young adults in private homes. Meeting in homes allows for parents with busy schedules to meet without having to arrange for child care, Duty said. The Sunday evening service was also moved to 5 p.m. so parents could get their children home and into bed, he said. “We started noticing that our town is getting younger,” Duty said. “And this year we’re trying to push a focus of connecting with people who are not familiar with church.”

‘Friends’ make big difference at library By Amanda Joering Alley One group of friends make up a big part of the Campbell County Public Library. The Friends of the Campbell County Public Library are a group of library patrons who work in various ways to improve and support the library. From running book sales to sponsoring the Let’s Talk About It book discussion series, the Friends serve the community and library

in many ways. “It’s really quite remarkable all the things the Friends provide to support the library,” said Kiki Dreyer Burke, the library’s public relations manager. “They are really an incredible organization.” Sue Crouch, current president of the Friends, has been a member of the group for about six years. “I feel like we do a service to the community as well as the library,” Crouch said. “We try to keep people reading and keep them active in the library.” One way the group supports

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the library is by funding the Children’s Summer Reading Program, which costs $15,000 a year. Joyce Maegley, who has been part of the group for 15 years, said encouraging children to read is important to her. “When I was a child, the library was very important to me,” said Maegley, who volunteers with her husband Gene. “I hope we can continue to support the library and offer kids a summer reading program over the summer.” Maegley said she is also very

proud of the group’s staff scholarships, which give three staff members $1,500 scholarship for school each year. The group also funds many aesthetic improvements at the libraries, including the murals at the Newport branch and outside benches at the Cold Spring and Fort Thomas branches. Membership costs $10 person or $15 per family for a year. More information about becoming a member can be found at any of the library’s branches.

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The deadline for all letters or guest column submissions concerning the May 18 primary is noon Thursday, May 6. The limit for letters is 200 words; for guest columns, 500 words. Guest columns must include a color head shot. E-mail letters and columns to, or mail to Alexandria Recorder, 228 Grandview Drive, Fort Mitchell, KY, 41017. E-mail is preferred. We will post all letters and columns that we can confirm at, and print as many as space allows in the Alexandria Recorder.

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Bill Loos, 78, of Alexandria, uses a homemade wood “drag” he built to level the baseball field at Campbell County Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3205 in Alexandria where he has volunteered as a field caretaker for the past 22 years. See more on B1. To place an ad, call 283-7290.



The Alexandria Community Business Association is preparing to ask primary candidates seeking local office a few questions through the group’s Web site. The association has sponsored candidate forums and debates in previous years, but this year the group is asking candidates questions online. With the May 18 primary coming up soon the idea was to give candidates about a week to answer some questions through the association’s Web site, said Nick Reitman, president of the ACBA and a member of the familyrun Reitman Auto Parts shop in Camp Springs. “It’s kind of late in the game to have an open meeting and have all the candidates come before the primary,” Reitman said.

The questions will be about issues concerning businesses, he said. When the candidates log onto the Web site, they can answer the questions from business owners themselves, Reitman said. “So, it would kind of be an informal forum,” he said. Reitman said there’s no set timetable for the online questions and that Shari Hennekes, a coowner of City Brew Coffee in Alexandria and an ACBA member, is working on arrangements and notifying the candidates. The ACBA is still considering the idea of having the candidates come to an open forum before the November general election, Reitman said. The ACBA Web site lists the about 30 members of the organization.

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Public hearing on Lafarge plant permit the hearing because she believes dust from the plant is collecting on her roof and window sills. “I’m going to be there even if I’m the only one,” Rose said. “I’m going to ask them to put in better filter systems for what comes out of the stacks.” Rose said she’s also stopped drinking her cistern water because she’s concerned about the dust getting into the water, and she doesn’t want to pay to have it tested. Rose said she hasn’t complained to Lafarge directly, but has through the state air and water quality divisions. She has called and written to her congressman about her concerns. Living on a hilltop, Rose said she sees the plume from the plant’s stacks, especially on cloudy days.

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Lafarge North America’s permit renewal application with the Kentucky Division For Air Quality to operate the existing synthetic gypsum wallboard plant is the subject of an April 9 public hearing. The division has scheduled the hearing at the Campbell County Courthouse, 8352 E. Main St., Alexandria, at 6:30 p.m. Friday, April 9. Lafarge’s plant at 5145 Mary Ingles Hwy., is the biggest plant in the world that produces gypsum drywall sheets, commonly used in construction, according to company representatives. Sharley Rose, a resident of Darlington Road in Melbourne, said she will attend

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Copies of the the Kentucky Division for Air Quality’s draft permit for Lafarge North America’s Silver Grove plant are available online at Official printed copies of the division’s draft permit are available for review at the Campbell County Public Library, 3920 Alexandria Pike, Cold Spring. Protection Cabinet cited Lafarge for violating state air pollution regulations in its handling of gypsum dust. Since then, Lafarge has invested in multiple dustcontrol methods, Walton said.. “We do operate in full compliance with our existing permit, and we exceed standards in many ways,” he said All gypsum piles are now treated with a hydro-mulch covering, similar to what landscapers use, Walton said. “It helps to keep the moisture and it also creates a bit of a crusty layer so we

don’t have a lot of wind erosion,” he said. Monitoring moisture levels of the gypsum piles is performed daily by staff, Walton said. In 2005 Lafarge built a 25,000 ton storage building to put many of the piles under cover, he said. “We’ve also enclosed several of the outdoor conveyors,” he said. “And that also controls fugitive emission.” A wheel wash for all vehicles and equipment in and leaving the plant has also been installed, and the roads inside the plant are regularly cleaned, Walton said. Carbon emissions have

The St. Elizabeth Ft. Thomas Auxiliary will host its annual spring fling card party and luncheon Tuesday, April 13 at the Ft. Thomas Community Center at Tower Park with doors opening at 11 a.m. The theme for this year's card party is “Spring is in the Air.” The cost to attend this event is $20 per person and proceeds from the event will benefit the St. Elizabeth Skilled Nursing Unit. Also featured at this year's card party will be large raffle tables and door/table prices. For more information or to register for this event, contact Doris Watts at 859-635-2734.




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The Northern Kentucky Children’s Advocacy Center is partnering with Skyline Chili for a fundraiser during the month of April. The center, located in Florence, works to provide support to children who have been victims of abuse. April has been designated as National Child Abuse Prevention Month, and Skyline will donate a percentage of their sales on Tuesday nights in April to the center. The fundraiser will run from 5-10 p.m. at the Erlanger location on Dixie Highway on April 6, at the Turfway Road location on April 13, at the Mall Road location on April 20 and at the Highland Heights location on April 27. For more information, contact the center at 442-3200 or visit

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The St. Elizabeth Weight Management Center is offering Healthy Directions, a 10week adult weight-management program, beginning Monday, April 12, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Healthy Directions is a program designed to provide each participant with the tools they need for weight loss and maintenance. The goal is to improve health by practicing healthy lifestyle choices. The program includes a Healthy Directions workbook, personalized nutrition assessment, weekly educational classes taught by registered dietitian, goal and food intake monitoring, motivation, support and encouragement, and healthy cooking demonstrations and


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also been reduced by reducing gas and electric usage at the plant, he said. “All of those things that were put in place, were put in place to mitigate fugitive emissions, and I think it’s been very effective,” he said. Many Lafarge employees are members of the community, and the company is committed to the long haul and being a good neighbor, Walton said. Lafarge has created a wildlife natural area near the plant where community groups and schools bring students for environmental education, he said. Lafarge also sponsors a $5,000 annual college scholarship for students at Silver Grove High School. The product itself is 99 percent recycled from byproduct gypsum from coal-fired power plants and also paper, he said. “We manufacture a very green product, Walton said.

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She said she didn’t have a problem with dust until the plant’s 2007 expansion. “We far exceed our permit requirements for particulates,” said Scott Walton, environmental, health and safety manager for Lafarge in Silver Grove. “I just don’t believe that we have emissions from our plant affecting neighbors.” Since setting up a new complaint hotline 859-4484763 for residents six months ago, there have yet to be any calls, and the company is aware of only one person who has complained to the state, Walton said. “We will respond immediately,” he said. Lafarge first opened the plant in 2000. A group of Silver Grove residents sued the company civilly in 2001, saying their properties were being covered in gypsum dust, and settled out of court. In 2001 the Kentucky Environmental


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recipe sampling. Healthy Directions sessions are offered weekly for 10 weeks at St. Elizabeth Florence, 4900 Houston Road in Florence. The cost is $250 for the 10-week session. The free introduction is April 5 and weekly sessions run from April 12 through June 14, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Call 859-212GOAL (4625) to register.

4-H Tractor Supply fundraiser

The Campbell County 4-H Club is participating in a fundraiser in association with Tractor Supply. In Campbell County, Tractor Supply is located at 7910 Alexandria Pike, Alexandria. Customers at Tractor Supply stores have the opportunity to buy a paper clover through April 18 for $1 at the checkout lane and the money will be donated to 4-H as part of a national store-wide campaign. For information visit carouselcard.


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Primary voters will pick court clerk By Chris Mayhew


Director General of the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry Hamad Buamim; Dave Adkisson president of Kentucky Chamber of Commerce; and Steve Stevens, president of Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, in Buamim’s office.

Chamber president part of Dubai trade mission Steve Stevens, president of the Northern Kentucky Chamber, was part of a delegation of chamber of commerce executives representing communities throughout the United States visiting Dubai, U.A.E. The group traveled there to speak with business and governmental leaders about trade opportunities between the United States and Dubai. A highlight of the trip was for Stevens and other members of the delegation to meet with United Arab Emirates Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai - His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum. During the meeting, Sheikh Mohammed exchanged views with the delegation, discussed the current economic conditions in the region and around the world. Among the project sites and business developments visited during the trip were DP World - Dubai’s marine terminal Jebel Ali (Jafcza) and Free Zones, its health care industry cluster

- Health Care City and the Dubai Financial Center. The group also visited with American-based businesses who have set up locations in Dubai. A roundtable exchange with the Directors General of the chambers of commerce from each of the United Arab Emarites also took place to discuss roles and functions of chambers of commerce within the region and across the U.S. “It was a great honor for us to be received for a meeting in the palace with Sheikh Mohammed and his sons,” Stevens said. “We Kentuckians have a particular connection with His Highness because of his interest in horses. He is quite familiar with the Commonwealth since owns horse farms and races horses in our state.” During the visit, the Sheikh discussed the upcoming participation of he and his sons as competitors in the 2010 World Equestrian Games to take place in September 2010.

With no candidates from the Democrats for Campbell Circuit Clerk, save for any potential write-in candidate in November, Republican voters in the May 18 primary election will decide the winner of the four-year post. The Republican primary battle features challenger Timothy J. Fischer of Fort Thomas and Taunya Nolan Jack of California, who seeking her first election to the job after being appointed Jan. 13, 2009 to fill the unexpired term Tom Calme after he retired. The office’s responsibilities includes administering state driver license tests and issuing licenses and keeping court cases filed in the county. Nolan Jack said she has 20 years of legal experience working in the court system, and a history of working well with the public, taking people’s calls anytime, meeting them at the counter herself and being available to accept bail bonds after hours. Nolan Jack worked for Campbell Circuit Judge Fred A. Stine V from March 2005 until being appointed. “Organization is one of my best skills, and this is the perfect place to use it,” Nolan Jack said.

Nolan Jack Fischer Since being appointed, Nolan Jack said she has installed five touch-screen electronic kiosks people can use to take the written driver’s license test, and she plans to have a total of nine kiosks available for use within the next year. The kiosks save on time people have to wait because the state examiner receives a copy of their test score automatically instead of having to score each one by hand, she said. “The technology has been available for the last five years and the former circuit clerk did not pursue it,” Nolan Jack said. Nolan Jack said she has also instituted extended kiosk hours for the last Monday of each month, administering the license tests in the Newport office until 6 p.m. Nolan Jack also said the clerk’s Newport and Alexandria offices are already open from 9 a.m. to noon each Saturday and that she has to work with the county sheriff’s office, which provides security and the Circuit judges because she can’t stay open any

longer than what they decide. Fischer, general manager of the VirTom Group in Fort Thomas, which offers sales force training and other services, said he wants to bring a business owner’s perspective to the office with a focus on better customer service. If elected, Fischer said he plans to be the clerk full-time and make arrangements for his business. Fischer said he wants to keep the Circuit Clerk’s office open until 8 p.m. on weeknights so people can renew or obtain their driver’s license, and possibly even opening the Alexandria office later in the evenings, even if budgeting means he has to do it himself. “People don’t have nineto-five jobs anymore,” Fischer said. “I just want to make things easier on the taxpayer.” Fischer said he doesn’t understand Nolan Jack’s decision to not put the driver’s licensing office in the Fiscal Court’s new county administration building where people now have to go to get their vehicle tags renewed. “When my opponent was appointed instead of me, she immediately made a decision that I’m befuddled about,” Fischer said. People now have to go

seven blocks from the courthouse in Newport to the administration building, making the process two trips to get a license and tag renewal, he said. Fischer said he’s heard Nolan Jack’s argument of needing to keep the staff in one place for staffing and internal budgeting efficiency, but he doesn’t agree with it and thinks efficiencies could have been found elsewhere. “Well are we here to service the staff, or are we here to service the taxpayers?” he said. Nolan Jack, said her office has budgeting constraints, and when the Newport office moves into the new expanded justice center being built she will be able to have her deputy clerks cross-trained to work in either the driver licensing or court filings sides of the office. Nolan Jack is also expanding upon on her previous explanation. “The main reason I did not move driver license up to Fiscal Court was number one, there was no place to house the state police (license examiner),” Nolan Jack said. “They would have to work out of a conference room a floor below where they may or may not have been able to schedule appointments.”

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Silver Grove native creates song for Madeira centennial By Jeanne Houck

What’s your musical background? “Growing up, my parents were constantly playing music. They kept my sister and I active in church and school activities, like singing in the children’s choir, the youth choir and in our school musicals. It’s just what we did. Between church, school, home, our older brothers and friends, we were exposed to all types of music. We had everything from the Big Band Era to whatever was current on the radio. I’m certain that’s where I developed a fascination with lyrics and melody.”

Artists draw inspiration from a lot of different people and things. In the case of Madeira songwriter and Silver Grove native Renee Fuqua Beach, who wrote a song for Madeira’s centennial, inspiration came in the form of the “Andy Griffith Show” and Sarah Evans, Madeira Centennial Committee member and former mayor. Intrigued? Read on to learn a little bit about Fuqua Beach and her song, “Small Town, Ohio,” which will premiere at the Madeira Centennial Birthday Gala Saturday, April 10.

Please tell us a little about yourself. “I’m originally from Silver Grove, Ky. – a very small town where I spent all of my growing-up years. After high school, I attended Morehead State University for a couple of years. My husband, Rick, and I have three sons: Christian, 13, and twins Cameron and Collin, 10. I’m home full-time as a wife, mother and songwriter. In addition, I like to volunteer whenever I can. I believe strongly in giving back.”

What kind of music do you write? “Mostly I love to write country music. I have written songs that are clearly not country, and I’m very proud of those as well. I’m blessed that most of my songs are now drawing some sort of attention, regardless of the genre. It’s a complete rush to have people in the music industry tell you that they like your work, and ask you to send them more.” Have you had any

commercial success as a songwriter? “I have several songs that have been accepted, verbally, and as a professional courtesy, I can’t continue to shop those around to other artists. I have to be patient and allow the decision-makers to decide when the songs get recorded and released. Currently, I have a song that is under consideration with “American Idol,” and just recently, one of my songs was in the final running for a very large televised benefit concert. Unfortunately, they received that song at the 11th hour and even though they really wanted it, they could not figure out how to creatively squeeze it in. “In addition to writing independently, I’m also part of the co-writing team French Country with my good friend, Milliea Taylor McKinney of Alexandria, Ky. Together we write and audition our work for all major artists. We have work in Nashville and many songs being auditioned for major artists all over the U.S. and Europe in the country music market. Several of my/our songs have been signed with music publisher Marsha Lynn Brown of Brandon Hills Music.” How do you write songs? “When I write a song, it usually starts with some sort of melody I’m working out in my head. As the words come together, I’m usually already singing it, and then the song takes off and starts writing itself. By the time I get to the demo stage, I’ve


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with my sons, their friends and to some other young people here in our town. I wanted to get a feeling for what others thought of this place we call home.” Tell us about the song. “The song is titled ‘Small Town, Ohio,’ and it’s a country/southern rock sound. The entire time I was writing this song, in my head, I kept hearing a fiddle. A very old instrument with high, sweet notes, telling a tender story. I contacted Mr. Ron Ball of White Oak, an incredible fiddle player and graduate from The School for Creative and Performing Arts in Cincinnati and the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. Ron and I have been friends for about a year now, and we share a love for country music. He listened to my ideas for the song and agreed to sit in on the recording. His enthusiastic fiddle playing adds so much depth to the song.”

Students at Northern Kentucky University are working on a study to test the usefulness of social media Web site Facebook when it comes to a public opinion poll. Students in a Topics in American Politics: Public Opinion class this semester are polling people throughout Campbell, Boone and Kenton counties using two different methods. One method is traditional, mailing polls to randomly selected registered voters, and the other is online through Facebook. “The goal is to see if Facebook can compete,” said Dr. Shauna Reilly, professor of the class. “I thought this would be a great opportunity

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What do the lyrics say about Madeira? “The words talk about the first families who worked hard to create a home and community. The song talks about the kind of people who live, work and choose to raise a family here. It talks about some of the Madeira landmarks and why this is such an amazing place to live. A place I’ve always referred to as ‘the very last slice of American pie.’ It’s hard to believe that a community like this still exists, and we, the very fortunate, get to call it home.” Was it hard to write? “The song was not hard to write, because I’m passionate about Madeira, but I certainly stayed focused while writing for such a special event. It was the best of both worlds for me; doing something I love, about a place that I love.” Who will sing the song at the gala? “The song will be performed by a wonderful artist, Mr. Shannon Gatliff of Milford. Shannon agreed to do the demo recording for me and then took it a step further by offering to perform it live during the celebration on April 10. I’m really looking forward to this celebration, especially the music portion of the event. With the Madeira Singers, directed by Lori Adams of Madeira, and a performance by Shannon Gatliff, I think we’ll all be tapping our toes and having a great time.”

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How did you prepare to write Madeira’s centennial song? “I spent about two hours in the Miller House, home of the Madeira Historical Society. I looked at many, many old pictures, letters, copies of forms and certificates; all documenting this community’s history. It was very inspiring to see Madeira through the eyes of some of those first families. I casually talked with friends who grew up here, friends who settled here and friends who are relatively new to the community. I talked




How did you come to write a song about Madeira? “The idea of writing this song came from a phone conversation with Sarah Evans. When the main purpose for the call was finished, we began a side conversation about the “Andy Griffith Show” – the episode where Aunt Bea and Clara had written a song for their home town of Mayberry. After a couple of e-mails and then a meeting with Sarah and (centennial committee member) Sharon Fox, I was honored to accept the task of writing a song for Madeira’s centennial.”

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worked out which instruments I need to have and the vocals that will be best suited for the song. It’s a fun process, and it’s also pretty cool to record at a place like Jay Rock Studio in Covedale, where they allow me to be as creative as I want to be. Jay Rock has just a fantastic group of musicians there and they turn out a great, quality recording.”

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to expand the class beyond book learning.” Reilly said this study will give students a chance to compare and contrast the social media method with the standard method and see if Web sites like Facebook can produce similar results. Along with picking the topics for the poll, which include smoking regulations, funding for regional services and the 2010 Senate race, students also completed a lot of the leg work for the project, including stuffing and mailing 1,500 polls. Student Keshia Theobald said she is amazed at how much work has gone into the project. “We all collaborated together, and we all put in extra time to do this,” Theobald said. While the class is divided on what the results say, Theobald said she is looking forward to seeing the results of the study. “There hasn’t been a lot of studies on this,” Theobald said. “It will be neat to have some empirical evidence.” The study is being funded by NKU’s Scripps Howards Center for Civic Engagement and is part of the American Democracy Project’s e-Citizenship Initiative, which is meant to expand civic engagement. To see of take part in the poll, search for Northern Kentucky Poll at


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Parents have say on school councils By Chris Mayhew

From reviewing textbook options to balancing a school’s budget, the power to run a school rests with its School Based Decision Making Council. Open parent representative elections for parents with children in a public school are scheduled at multiple Campbell County Schools in April and are organized by parent teacher organizations and associations. Since lawmakers passed the Kentucky Education Reform Act in 1990, state law gives parents a say with positions elected by the parents on each SBDM council. The council’s have monthly public meetings, are led by the school’s principal and also include representatives picked by the teachers in a school. Cold Spring resident Steve Mackie previously served two years as a parent representative on the Cline Elementary SBDM.

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It’s time for parent representative elections through parent teacher organizations in Campbell County Schools. • Cline Elementary’s PTO will have parent representative elections throughout April 7-13 with results announced at the April 15 PTO meeting. • Campbell Ridge Elementary’s PTO will have parent representative elections from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. April 13 with results announced at the 7 p.m. April 13 PTO meeting. • Grant’s Lick Elementary School: To be announced later. • Crossroads Elementary’s PTO will have a parent representative elections at 6:30 p.m. April 27. • Reiley Elementary’s PTA and SBDM elections will be at 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. April 20. • Campbell County Middle School’s PTO is having parent elections April 21. Nominations for both SBDM and PTO are due no later than 3 p.m. April 9. • Campbell County High School’s Parent Teacher Student Association will have parent representative elections from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. April 8 during an open house, and also from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. April 13. Mackie said the everything a council does revolves around student achievement. While on council, Mackie helped reviewed textbooks to help decide which were the best for the students and talked about different types of tests and reviewed test results for the school’s students. Mackie said he initially decided

to become involved on Cline’s council because he wanted to know as much as he could about his child’s school, but ended up caring just as much about how all the other students were doing by getting involved. “You have to really care about your child’s education, that’s what makes a good candidate,” he said.

And when former Cline principal Shelli Wilson took a job in the district administration, Mackie was on the council that had to hire a new principal. “As a parent you wouldn’t expect to be making those types of decisions,” he said. “That was impressive.” Cline Elementary’s SBDM council representation is typical of most and includes three teachers, two parents and the principal. Schools in district follow the six member format except for Campbell County High School. To allow room for more voices on the board because of the high school’s enrollment size, it has a double council, said Meg Crail, president of the high school’s PTSA. Lynn Poe, principal of Cline Elementary, said she comes to her council with ideas, but they all have to work collaboratively to get things done. “Basically our council overseas all the policies that have to do

with curriculum and the running our school,” Poe said. At Campbell County Middle School, the council has to make tough decisions, said Principal David Sandlin. Activities and extracurricular budgets have been shrinking because of budget cuts, Sandlin said. The council has decided to go from 12 basketball teams at various levels down to 10 teams because of the issue of compensating people involved in athletics for their work, he said. “However, the hot button issue at the middle school, one of them is the dress code,” Sandlin said. The SBDM councils are one of the components the surviving elements of KERA, he said. “It meant so much to the lawmakers (...) that decisions could not just be made at the administrative level,” Sandlin said. “It was a major component of the reform act of 1990 and we’re glad to see that it’s still alive, at least I am.”

Students singing in step for ‘Mattress’ By Chris Mayhew

Even if the set for Campbell County High School Drama’s next student production is an illusion, the choreographed dancing isn’t. Students have been repeating the dance steps and learning the songs for the musical comedy “Once Upon a Mattress” since mid-February, said Joseph Bertucci, director and drama teacher. Three performances are scheduled for April 16-18. The musical was made famous by comedian Carol Burnett, Bertucci said. It’s loosely based upon the Hans Christian Anderson story “The Princess and the Pea,” but with a grown-up twist, he said. Courtney Combs, 17, of Grant’s Lick, sang her way to center stage in her first play ever as the lead character “Winnifred.” “My sister is a musical theater major at Northern Kentucky University, and she always looks like she’s having a lot of fun,” Combs said. So, Combs said she decided to audition for her first play this winter. Before auditioning, Combs said she practiced singing songs in the privacy of her room. “Once Upon a Mattress” features Combs’ character Winnifred trying to land a prince as a husband in a magical kingdom despite lacking a pedigree. “Princess Winnifred is the crazy swamp girl that can’t hook a boy, and it’s her last chance to hook a prince,” she said. Winnifred is brash and outlandish and she likes to make loud noises including dinosaur screeches, Combs said.


Courtney Combs, center, raises her voice into a crescendo while singing the song “Shy” during a March 30 rehearsal for Campbell County High School Drama’s production of the musical “Once Upon a Mattress” Combs, 17, of Grant’s Lick, plays the main character Winnifred. Performances are April 16-18. “She likes to make raptor noises and sticks her hands out as claws,” Combs said of Winnifred. There are more than 50 students in the cast, crew and orchestra working on everything from learning the music and choreography to prop design and stage management, Bertucci said.

For the set, in addition to a castle facade, there is a very basic illusion of 20 mattresses, he said. “It’s a real comedy driven show,” Bertucci said. “I would say most of what’s great about the show comes from the characters and their comedy.” The drama club students have also committed to a going-green theme this year, Bertucci said. Club members have sold earthfriendly items as a fundraiser for the program. “We have also committed to recycling our programs,” he said.

Show times and tickets


Dance practice is the rehearsal rule of the day March 30 in preparation for Campbell County High School Drama’s production of the musical “Once Upon a Mattress” April 16-18. The student dancers from left, are Kyle Angel (front and left), Christopher Smith (to Kyle’s right), Connor Karrick (front at far right), and Shawn Witte (farthest right). All the dancers are Alexandria residents.

Campbell County High School Drama will perform three shows of “Once Upon a Mattress” in the school’s auditorium, 909 Camel Crossing, Alexandria. Show dates and times are 8 p.m. Friday, April 16 and Saturday, April 17; and at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 18. Tickets are $9 at the door or in advance in the school’s media center. There’s also a drama club Web site this year,, where patrons can buy tickets.

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Sts. Peter and Paul student Colin Garman is delighted to prepare his volcano for an eruption as a part of his Earth Science class.

UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY DEAN’S LISTB The University of Kentucky recognizes the outstanding academic performance of its students, including many students from Campbell County who were named to the UK dean’s list for the fall 2009 semester. To make a dean’s list in one of the UK colleges, a student must earn a grade point average of 3.6 or higher and must have earned 12 credits or more in that semester, excluding credits earned in pass-fail classes. Some UK colleges require a 3.5 GPA to make the dean’s list. The students from Campbell County on the UK dean’s list are: Elizabeth A’Hearn, Andrea Barth, Eric Beane, Allison Bergmann, Steve Bessler, Rebecca Bezold, Zoe Bezold, Molly Binkley, Sarah Boden, Lauren Bowman, Michelle Bowman, Mary Brewer, Alicia Browning, Kelly Brueggen, Taryn Butler, Charles Cecil, Erin Clarke, Amy Detisch, Michael Detisch, Alexa DuPont, John Enzweiler, Abigail Fangman, Catherine Fangman, Alexis Farley, Emma Feinauer, Rebecca Field, Emily Fischer, Jessica Fischesser, Leah Franzen, Emilie Fritsch, Allison Geiman, Laura Gerner, Jenna Gilb, Megan Goetz, Sarah Gray, Justin Gubser, Katlyn Hamilton, Michael Hasson, Cara

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This week in softball

• Bishop Brossart High School beat Estill County 102, March 26. The winning pitcher was Alicia Miller with 10 strikeouts. Brossart’s leaders were Molly Williams, who went 4-4; Miller, who went 2-2 with two RBIs; Krista Kennedy, who went 2-4 with three RBIs; Christine Enzweiler, who went 3-4 with two basehits and three RBIs and Natalie Woeste, who went 2-4 and had two basehits. Brossart advances to 3-0 with the win. • Bishop Brossart beat Johnson Central 1-0, March 27, in the Johnson Central Invitational. The winning pitcher was Alicia Miller with eight strikeouts. Brossart’s leaders were Molly Williams with two basehits, and Miller with two basehits. Brossart went on to beat Fairview 7-0 in five innings in the semifinals. Miller was the winning pitcher, Emily Schubert had two basehits and two RBIs and Molly Williams also had two basehits and two RBIs. Brossart lost the championship 5-0 to George Rogers Clark. Miller had seven strikeouts.

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This week in tennis

• Beechwood High School boys beat Newport Central Catholic 4-1, March 30. NewCath’s Smith and Spicrer beat Sesher and Burns 6-1, 6-1. • Campbell County boys beat Bracken County 4-0, April 1. Campbell’s Alex Russell beat Stricklen 6-0, 6-0; Aaron Bricking beat Jones 60, 6-0; Joel Geiman beat Bentley 6-0, 6-0. In doubles, Josh Graff and Jake Schultz beat Sticklen and Jones 6-0, 6-0. Campbell advances to 10 with the win. • Bracken County girls beat Campbell County 3-2, April 1. Campbell’s Bricking beat Littleton 9-9 (7-4); and Hyden and Brumer beat Wolfe and Ruf 8-4.



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Camels aim to continue rise to top By James Weber

This week in baseball

• Conner High School beat Newport Central Catholic 3-0, March 27. NewCath’s Shaun Meyer went 2-3 and had two basehits. • Bishop Brossart High School beat Cooper High School 13-3, March 27. Brossart’s winning pitcher was David Greis. Bishop’s leaders were Travis Norton, who went 3-4 and had two basehits; Ta. Norton, who went 2-4, had two basehits and had four RBIs; Embs, who went 2-5 and had two basehits; and Jake Ollier, who went 2-2. • Conner High School beat Bishop Brossart 5-4, March 30. Brossart’s Embs and Travis Norton both went 2-4; Trevor Bezold scored a homerun and had three RBIs and Anthony Steffen went 2-4 and had two basehits. • Campbell County High School beat Pendleton County 6-4, March 30. Campbell’s winning pitcher was Brad Foreman. Campbell’s Michael Teegarden went 2-3 with two RBI; Mike Kremer scored a homerun with two RBI and Justin Isles went 2-3. Campbell advances to 1-1 with the win. • Newport Central Catholic beat Boone County 5-4, March 30. NCC’s winning pitcher was Gray. NCC advances to 1-2 with the win. • Bishop Brossart beat Ryle 10-8, March 31. Brossart’s David Greis was the winning pitcher. Brossart’s Travis Norton went 4-5, and had four basehits and three runs; Trevor Bezold went 3-4 with two RBIs; Zach Fardo went 2-4 with two basehits and two RBIs. Brossart advances to 4-1 with the win.



Campbell County’s Kennedy Berkley competes in the triple jump last year with a broken wrist. Berkley is the most experienced jumper on the team this year.

The rise of the Campbell County High School girls’ track team in recent years has been meteoric. The Camels finished second in the Class 3A state track meet last year and won three event championships. Only one athlete (Katie Kitchen) graduated from those three titles, and the Camels return multiple point scorers from last year. That has head coach Brandon Napier thinking big. “The No. 1 thing I like most about our team this season is the high level of confidence, which I believe is due to the momentum that has been built from the success of last season,” he said in a questionnaire form. “I feel that our team has the desire, dedication, and determination to be successful this season. I also feel that this is the first year that I can actually say that we have experience and depth to go along with our talent, which in years past we may have had two of the three.” The top returner is junior

Anna Carrigan, who was part of all three state titles. She won the 400 meters individually and anchored the 4x200 and 4x400 relay champions. She was also fifth in the 200. Juniors Carolynn Dreyer and Paige Yenter, and sophomore Christina Heilman also return from the relays. Freshman cross country standout Taylor Robinson qualified for state in the 1,600 last year and returns. Sophomore Kennedy Berkley qualified in the 100 hurdles and triple jump last year and leads the jumping corps. Napier said the jumps and throws are the areas of concern for the team, with not much experience and depth. Campbell also graduated Amy Lauer (second in pole vault) but Jenna Cavanaugh and Meagan Liang lead returning seniors. The Camels’ top additions are senior soccer standouts Anne Marie Dumaine and Amy Neltner, junior Kaitlin Bryan and freshman Molly Kitchen. The boys’ team runs behind senior Robbie Scharold. The University of

Kentucky signee was the state champ in the 800 and was third in the 1,600. Doug Long returns after finishing 10th in the pole vault at the 3A state meet. Aaron Lyon returns after finishing 19th in the state in the long jump last year. Alexx Bernard has committed to Morehead State. All four members of last year’s 4x400 team, which finished ninth at state return, including Scharold, Lyon, Doug Strange and Austin Johnson. Head coach Toni McKee said they should break the school record this season. “We are a well rounded team and can compete in many events,” McKee said. “We have a dedicated group of individuals who have work hard in the offseason and are excited about being defending regional champions. We have a team that cares about each other and works well together and will push each other to achieve their goals.” The Camels were set to begin their season April 3 in Trotwood, Ohio, and will compete in the Ryle Friday Night Frenzy April 9.

Lacrosse teams cross paths in OT game By James Weber

Somewhat small for his age, Kyle Fischer had not tried a contact sport until he took up lacrosse. Fischer, a Covington Catholic High School junior, has enjoyed the opportunity to try a new sport and has become one of the Colonels’ best players. He lifted CovCath to a win over the Northern Kentucky Warriors March 31 with a walkoff goal in sudden-death overtime. Teammates mobbed Fischer after the 3-2 win. Fischer had scored gamewinning goals last year in junior varsity play over Louisville powers St. Xavier and Trinity. “It’s a lot of fun out there,” Fischer said. “It’s hard to explain the feeling when you get a game-winning shot. I’m good under pressure. I’ve been the one shooting the ball from grade school to now.” Lacrosse is not sanctioned by the Kentucky High School Athletic Association. Several Louisville and Lexington schools play the sport, and the Colonels and Warriors are the only Northern Kentucky teams. The sport employs the same basic rules as soccer and hockey. Players use sticks with nets on the end, and a rubber ball the size of a tennis ball. The Warriors play at Dixie Heights High School and have players from Dixie, Beechwood, St. Henry, Ryle and Campbell County high schools. “I like it,” said Dixie senior Patrick Keeley, who scored one of the Warriors’ goals against CCH. “You make a lot of new friendships, you meet people you’re not really used to meeting. It’s basketball, football, hockey just smashed together. It’s physical but you have the finesse side of it, too.”


Covington Catholic’s George Whitehead chases Jake Barnett of the NKY Warriors during CovCath’s 3-2 overtime win in lacrosse March 31 at Dixie Heights. The Warriors were 1-3 after the game, while CovCath improved to 2-4. Both teams play mostly other Kentucky schools. “On purpose I scheduled some tough games to get them ready,” CovCath head coach John Cahill said. “It may have backfired because we’re a little down right now, but after this one hopefully everyone’s excited again.” Said Fischer: “Our goal for this season is to develop players and get them better for next year so we have more of an attacking presence.” Andy Routt, the Warriors head coach and University of Cincinnati student, had coaching experience in Cincinnati before taking over

the Warriors this year. “We have a lot of upperclassmen and seven seniors. They have been playing since junior high,” he said. “We’ve got to be able to execute offensively. That’s been our main problem. From day one until today, there has been 100 percent improvement from everybody.” Jake Barnett and Arin Robinson lead the Warriors with four goals apiece. Jackson Adams, who scored the team’s other goal against Cov Cath, leads with five assists. The teams will meet again Tuesday, April 27, at Cov Cath. The Warriors’ next home game is April 21 against Tates Creek. The Colonels host Westerville April 8.


Lucas Morrison of the NKY Warriors (2, left) and Covington Catholic’s Mike Sellmeyer battle for the ball during CovCath’s 3-2 overtime win in lacrosse March 31 at Dixie Heights.


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Last week’s question

How do you think passage of health care reform will affect the November elections? “I’m not sure anyone really knows, though the Republican side seems to be very optimistic that they will make large gains. “But before the House passed the reform bill, the general consensus from those of us on the right was that they did not have quite enough votes. Stupak’s defection changed that. “I hope we throw the rascals out, but we’ll have to wait seven months and a week to find out.” Bill B. “I don’t think it will significantly affect November elections. I think we need health care reform, but unfortunately there is no one simple answer to what has gone on for decades. “I don’t blame the Democrats or Republicans. If people want change then they need to work for it, and one way is to elect officials they think can speak for that change.” R.L.H. “I hope citizens that do not agree with the passage of this bill will look up how their legislators voted and if it is not in alignment with their views, they will vote them out of office. “Somehow the will of the constituents, and not the politicians, will get through. The only thing politicians seem to understand is the loss of an election.” C.P. “Although the health care bill in the form it was passed is not nearly as powerful and helpful to the average American family as the administration hoped it would be, it is still a huge step in the right direction. Its passage should strengthen support for President Obama and will undoubtedly cause a rally among Republicans to replace those who supported the bill, both Dems and GOPs, from the president on down the line. “I find it sad that an issue as critical to the health and wellbeing of our nation has caused such a violent division in the American population. The threatening messages left on health care reform supporters’ phones are terrifying and tossing bricks through peoples’ windows never solved anything. “Our political process allows us to vote out those whom we do not endorse - we should all use this privilege to elect politicians we believe will promote the issues important to us as American citizens.” M.M. “Congrats Mr. President and Congress for the passage of health care. Not far enough but we’ll work on that in time. “Unlike what most conservatives are expecting, the passge of health care will not have extreme impact on the House and Senate races. It will have a much smaller impact than most conservatives hope. “The Dems will lose a few seats, no big deal, the Dems will still control the Executive and Legislative branch. There’s a lot of work the president wants to do; energy, jobs, financial reforms, education, appropriate exit from the wars. “Let us not forget a permanent position for the former vice president and his family to help export our ideas in the Congo.

Next question: Do you agree with President Obama’s decision to open more coastal waters to oil and gas exploration? Why or why not? Send your response to with “chatroom” in the subject line. “Kidding aside, Obama is in a grove and is energized to take on our Ccuntry’s other needs. You rock Barack, keep it up. We’re here to help.” J.W.M. “The voters who understand the full implications of the new law will remember who voted for it and vote accordingly. However, I believe the greater impact will come from those who support health care reform, but discover by November it has done nothing for them and will also react against the Democrats. R.V. “Health care legislation will be a big issue, but I think the state of the economy will be even more important. While the economy may be in recovery, unemployment is still high and it shows no signs of easing. “I think incumbents and politicians who have been around for awhile are in big trouble. At least I hope so. As Obama said last year, we need ‘change.’” T.H. “Once the public realizes that the rhetoric of the right is full of half-truths and outright lies it will have little effect. Those with ultraconservative views will not be swayed one iota, but the majority of people will realize it is really a done deal, and not a bad one. “Jobs and the economy will again become the two most prominent issues at the ballot box.” J.Z. “A week is a long time in politics, so we can't really know. The president and the Democrats campaigned on health care and won with substantial majorities, so we should be delighted that they carried out their promise and responded to the will of the majority. “The Republicans complain about the use of reconciliation, but they were quite willing to use a filibuster, if given a chance, to enforce the will of the minority on the country – what hypocrisy! “While the idea that those who want health care should be willing to work for it – the basis of the U.S. employer-based system – has some intellectual appeal, the recession should give us pause for thought. There are millions of Americans, willing workers, who got thrown out of work through no fault of their own and lost their health care, and for these people some sort of social safety net seems entirely appropriate. “I'm sure all of them would willing assume my tax bill if they could have the income that justifies it.” D.R.

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Seventh- and eighth-grade students from St. Philip School on their recent trip to the Capitol in Frankfort.

Early intervention leads to successful kindergartners Today, most childhood experts agree that attending a high-quality preschool program that provides early intervention in the developmental domains is necessary to prepare children for kindergarten and beyond. The Campbell County School District believes strongly in offering developmentally appropriate education and interventions to our youngest students, preparing them for a successful start in kindergarten. Open to children ages 3 and 4 years old, the CCS preschool program offers a research based curriculum while intervening to remediate and/or extend each child’s five developmental domains-cognitive, social, adaptive, communication, and motor. Though needed by all children, quality preschool education is especially important for those students who display a developmental delay. While some delays can be obvious, others are more subtle. Review the following questions to help determine if your child, or a child you know, may have a delay. • Can the child be understood by people outside of the family? • Does the child use 3-4 word sentences? • Does the child easily separate from his or her parent? • Does the child interact with

his or her peers and/or adults? • Does the child answer questions about colors, shapes, animals, etc? • Can the child dress him/herself or assist in dressing? • Can the child feed him/herself? • Is the child potty trained? • Can the child catch a ball, hop and skip? If you answered “no” to any of these questions, it is possible that the child is experiencing a developmental delay. It is vital to address these delays in order for the child to become a successful student in kindergarten. The preschool program at Campbell County Schools is designed to meet the needs of all students while specializing in teaching those students with extra needs. In-district children who are identified by the staff to have a delay in one or more of the developmental domains may attend the district preschool free of charge. The preschool program is also open to children who will turn 4 on or before Oct. 1, 2010 and the family’s gross household income is 150 percent or less of the National Poverty Rate.

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We welcome guest columns on all sides of an issue; however, potential columnists should reserve space in advance with Editor Michelle Shaw by calling 578-1053. Include with your column your name, address, daytime telephone number, and a two-to-three line biography outlining your expertise related to this topic. Either include a color headshot of yourself, or make arrangements when you call to have your photo taken here. We reserve the right to edit for length, accuracy and clarity. Columns may be no more than 500 words. Deadline: Noon Monday for next Thursday’s issue. E-mail: Letters, columns and articles submitted to The Community Recorder may be published or distributed in print, electronic or other forms. Don’t hesitate to set your child on the road to educational success. The next screening dates are set for May 25-27. Contact the preschool department at 859-6352173, ext. 534 to set an appointment. Sally Kalb is the Assistant Superintendent for Campbell County Schools.

Steve Chuke of Ft. Thomas, Bobby Mackey of Highland Heights, and Tim Nolan of Campbell County, sing a mean “Rocky Top” on the Guys N Dolls stage while at a fundraiser for Taunya Nolan Jack.

“The Democrats proceeded without getting buy-in from the Republicans. The Republicans withheld support to perhaps gain an advantage in the upcoming elections. As a result, the American people will vote against Congressional incumbents in November.” D.M.


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Bill Loos, 78, of Alexandria, has been a volunteer caretaker for the Campbell County Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3205 baseball field in Alexandria for 22 years.

Working so others can have a ball Bill Loos, 78, of Alexandria, is a fielding star when it comes to sprucing up the Campbell County Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3205 baseball diamond. Loos has been the volunteer caretaker of the Alexandria field since he retired 22 years ago. He receives help maintaining the field from fellow volunteers Dennis Bush and Dan Barone. They’ll be out five days a week weather permitting this year because there’s a ball game scheduled almost every day, Loos said. “I enjoy it, being out,” he said. Loos, a life-member of the V.F.W., served in the Korean War in the U.S. Navy as a flight mechanic for the transport division of the Naval Air Force. Loos said he wants to keep moving. So, he comes to the field and drags and

smoothes the infield dirt with his homemade tractor attachments, cuts the grass, and creates the white infield lines and batter’s box. “I enjoy baseball,” Loos said. Fellow volunteer Dan Barone is the quartermaster for the V.F.W., which in part means he runs the V.F.W. bar. “Bill is by far one of the greatest assets of the V.F.W.,” Barone said. Loos even rebuilt the motor on his own for the garden tractor he was using to drag the field after it broke down, Barone said. There are about 190 members of the V.F.W., and a handful of the members are dedicated volunteers, he said. “Bill is definitely at the top of the list,” Barone said. “He does a marvelous job.” Chris Mayhew/Staff

‘Little Hoopsters’ take the court

By Amanda Joering Alley

A mission to find an activity for their 4-year-old led one Bellevue couple to start a new program in the community. Steve and Melissa Tatum looked around at various programs in the community to get their daughter Katie involved in, but found that

many of them are expensive. “We just wanted to find something to get her involved where she could have fun and be active,” said Steve, a basketball coach at Bellevue Middle School. Steve and Melissa got the idea to work with the school district to start a basketball program for young kids, a program that they called Little Hoopsters.

THINGS TO DO ‘Biff’ to perform stand up comedy

Tom Wilson (photo), well known for playing “Biff” in the “Back to the Future” movies, will perform his stand up routine at the Funny Bone Comedy Club at Newport on the Levee April 8-11. Wilson has made appearances on “Good Morning America,” “The Today Show,” “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” and the “Late Show with David Letterman.” For tickets and more information, visit or call 957-2000.

Community yard sale

There will be a community yard sale from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 10, at the Florence Christian Church.

Participants can rent a table and bring items to sell from home with the profit going directly to the seller. Reservations are required for a table and costs $20 per table. The event is free for shoppers. For more information, call 647-5000. The church is located at 300 Main St. in Florence.

Archaeology exhibit

Behringer-Crawford Museum in Covington is featuring an exhibit that explores the world of archaeology through photography and dig-site information. The exhibit, “History Unearthed: Archaeology Speaks,” features a hands-on staged indoor dig for all ages. It is free with price of admission to the museum. For more information, visit or call 491-4003.

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“The district was great to work with,” said Melissa. “Superintendent Wayne Starnes was very for the program and was excited about it.” For eight Saturdays, 27 kids ages 4 to 6 came together at Ben Flora Gymnasium to learn about the basics of basketball. “I think it’s good to start kids out young and get them involved in sports,” said Dana Florence, whose son is in Little Hoopsters. “The coaches who put in their time for this are just awesome.” The Little Hoopsters coaches include retired basketball coaches, volunteers and girls from Bellevue’s middle school and varsity teams. Throughout the two months the kids, broken into four teams, played games against each other. All the kids got a trophy after the last game of the year. Melissa said they plan to hold the program, which costs $30 per child and


Dakota Fleming dribbles the ball down the court during a Little Hoopsters game Saturday, April 3. Little Hoopsters is a newly formed basketball program for children. serves as a fundraiser for the Bellevue athletic department, for at least five years, running in February and March. This year, the program was sponsored by Ameristop, Miller Imprints, Ed Riehl and Tom Rechtin. For more information about the program, visit and search for “Bellevue Little Hoopsters.”

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History Unearthed: Archaeology Speaks, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Behringer-Crawford Museum, 1600 Montague Road, Exhibit explores world of archaeology through photography, dig-site information and hands-on activities including actual staged indoor dig for all ages. Included with admission: $7, $6 ages 60 and up, $4 ages 3-17, free for members and ages 2 and under. 491-4003; Covington. Creation Museum’s Petting Zoo, 10:30 a.m.-8 p.m. Creation Museum, 2800 Bullittsburg Church Road, Outdoors. Children can touch and feed the animals. Included with admission: $21.95 ages 13-59, $16.95 ages 60 and up, $11.95 ages 5-12; $7 planetarium. 888-582-4253; Petersburg.


Arctic Monkeys, 8 p.m. With Sleepy Sun. Doors open at 7 p.m. Madison Theater, 730 Madison Ave. English alternative rock band. $27.50. 800-745-3000; Covington.


New Sleepcat Band, 7:30 p.m. Dee Felice Cafe, 529 Main St. Directed by Bill Gemmer and features John Von Ohlen. 261-2365; Covington.

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ART & CRAFT CLASSES Creating in Clay, 10 a.m.-noon, Covington Clay, 16 W. Pike St. Design a square, triangular or free-form plate. Create on first class, glaze on second. Family friendly. $45. Registration required. Presented by Communiversity at UC. 513-556-6932. Covington. BARS/CLUBS

Team Trivia, 7 p.m.-9 p.m. Oakbrook Cafe, 6072 Limaburg Road, Free. 282-8570. Burlington.


Mutual UFO Network Meeting, 12:30 p.m.4:30 p.m. Mary Ann Mongan Library, 502 Scott Blvd. Scientific investigation of UFO phenomenon. Free. Presented by Mutual UFO Network. 802-6889; Covington.


Yearlings Community Crop, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Holiday Inn Cincinnati Airport, 1717 Airport Exchange Blvd. Conference Room. Giveaways, goodie bag, door prizes and more. Benefits local charities and scholarships. Ages 18 and up. $50 for admission. Reservations required. Presented by The Yearlings, Inc. 513-238-2373; Erlanger.



Piper Down, 9 p.m.-1 a.m. DJ until 2 a.m. Guys ‘n’ Dolls Restaurant and Nightclub, 4210 Alexandria Pike, $5. 441-4888. Cold Spring. Crosstown Traffic, 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Dollar Bill Tavern, 8074 U.S. 42, $3. 746-3600. Florence.


Foxy Shazam, 7 p.m. With Young Veins, Bad Rabbit and Vaudeville Freud. Mad Hatter, 620 Scott Blvd. $12, $10 advance. 2912233; Covington.


Tom Wilson, 8 p.m. Dinner available. $17. Funny Bone Comedy Club, Newport on the Levee, Comedian and actor. 957-2000. Newport.


The Music Man Jr. 7:30 p.m. Spaghetti dinner 6 p.m. $16, $14 students, $8 ages 8 and under. Calvary Christian School, 5955 Taylor Mill Road, $10, $8 student, $5 ages 8 and under. Through April 10. 356-9201; Covington.


Bury the Dead, 7:30 p.m. Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center, 1028 Scott Blvd. Six slain soldiers arise from graves and refuse to be buried, inciting international intrigue. With the UC College-Conservatory of Music Department of Drama. $18, $16 members, $14 students. Through April 24. 957-1940; Covington. Souls Dying, 8 p.m. Monmouth Theatre, 636 Monmouth St. New work by local playwright Josafat Celedon. Story follows interaction between diverse Mexicans at an American counselor’s office. $15, $12 students. Through April 11. 513-246-1529. Newport.


Ladies Night, 5 p.m.-10 p.m. Art on the Levee Gallery, Newport on the Levee, Wine tasting with StoneBrook Winery, $5 for 6 tastes for all attendees. Ladies receive $1 off bottles of wine, 10 percent off cases of wine and 10 percent off art purchases. Includes music. Ages 21 and up. 261-5770; Newport. Florence.

Wine Tasting, 2 p.m.-6 p.m. The Liquor Cabinet, Free. 586-9270. Hebron. Wine Tasting, 3 p.m.-5 p.m. Party Town, 6823 Burlington Pike, Free. 3714466;


History Unearthed: Archaeology Speaks, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Behringer-Crawford Museum, Included with admission: $7, $6 ages 60 and up, $4 ages 3-17, free for members and ages 2 and under. 491-4003; Covington. Creation Museum’s Petting Zoo, 9:30 a.m.6 p.m. Creation Museum, Included with admission: $21.95 ages 13-59, $16.95 ages 60 and up, $11.95 ages 5-12; $7 planetarium. 888-582-4253; Petersburg.


Ricky Nye Inc. 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m. Sidebar, Free. 431-3456. Covington. Natalie Wells, 8 p.m. Duck Creek Country Club, 1942 Industrial Road, With Shannon Wood and James Combs. $5. 442-7900. Cold Spring.

MUSIC - CLASSIC ROCK The New Lime, 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Mokka and the Sunset Bar and Grill, 500 Monmouth St. Music from 1960s-’70s. Free. 581-3700; Newport.


Jakob Dylan and Three Legs featuring Neko Case & Kelly Hogan, 8 p.m. With Mimicking Birds. Doors open at 7 p.m. Madison Theater, 730 Madison Ave. $20. Presented by WNKU. 491-2444. Covington.


Chase Lounge, 7:30 p.m. York St. Cafe, 738 York St. $5. 261-9675; Newport.

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Tom Wilson, 7:30 p.m. Dinner available. $17. Funny Bone Comedy Club, 957-2000. Newport.


The Music Man Jr. 5 p.m. Calvary Christian School, $10, $8 student, $5 ages 8 and under. 356-9201; Covington.


Bury the Dead, 7:30 p.m. Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center, $18, $16 members, $14 students. 957-1940; Covington. Souls Dying, 8 p.m. Monmouth Theatre, $15, $12 students. 513-246-1529. Newport.



Community Yard Sale, 7 a.m.-5 p.m. Florence Christian Church, 300 Main St. Activity Center. Rent table and bring items to sell from home; profit from sales go directly to seller. Tables set up and broken down by committee. Ages 18 and up. Benefits Florence Christian Church. $20 per table, free for shoppers. Reservations required for table. 647-5000; Florence. S U N D A Y, A P R I L 1 1


Wine Tasting, 3 p.m.-5 p.m. Party Town, Free. 371-4466; Florence.


Independence Inklings Writer’s Group, 3 p.m.-4 p.m. William E. Durr Branch Library, 1992 WaltonNicholson Road, Open to all writers, all skill levels and genres. Group interaction and guest speakers. Adults. Family friendly. Free. Presented by Kenton County Public Library. 962-4030. Independence.


Buffalo Ridge Jazz Band, 2 p.m. Florence Branch Library, 7425 U.S. 42, Classic traditional jazz. Free. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 342-2665; Florence.


Tom Wilson, 7:30 p.m. Dinner available. $15. Funny Bone Comedy Club, 957-2000. Newport.


Souls Dying, 2 p.m. Monmouth Theatre, $15, $12 students. 513-246-1529. Newport.

The Seedy Seeds (Mike Ingram, left, Margaret Darling and Brian Penick) will be one of the 36 bands featured at the benefit Cincypunk Fest 9 at the Southgate House, April 9-10. Cincypunk Fest is the area’s largest independent charity music festival and has raised $25,500 for local charities since 2005. This year’s event benefits the no kill, non-profit Animal Adoption Foundation in Hamilton, Ohio, which provides a safe and humane environment for dogs and cats that are waiting to be adopted by loving families. For more information, contact the Southgate House at 431-2201. M O N D A Y, A P R I L 1 2


Preschool Story Time, 10 a.m. Newport Branch Library, 901 E. Sixth St. Stories, songs and crafts. Ages 4-5. Free. Registration required. Presented by Campbell County Public Library. 572-5035. Newport. Toddler Story Time, 10 a.m. Cold Spring Branch Library, 3920 Alexandria Pike, Stories, songs and activities. Ages 2-3. Free. Registration required. Presented by Campbell County Public Library. 781-6166. Cold Spring. Pajama Story Time, 7 p.m. Fort Thomas-Carrico Branch Library, 1000 Highland Ave. Stories, songs and activities. Ages 3 and up. Registration required. Presented by Campbell County Public Library. 572-5033. Fort Thomas. Tot Time, 11 a.m. Cold Spring Branch Library, 3920 Alexandria Pike, Short stories, games, dancing and baby signing. Ages 18 months2 1/2 years. Free. Registration required. Presented by Campbell County Public Library. 781-6166. Cold Spring.


Creation Museum’s Petting Zoo, 10:30 a.m.-8 p.m. Creation Museum, Included with admission: $21.95 ages 13-59, $16.95 ages 60 and up, $11.95 ages 5-12; $7 planetarium. 888-582-4253; Petersburg. T U E S D A Y, A P R I L 1 3


Line Dancing, 7 p.m.-9 p.m. Lookout Heights Civic Club, 1661 Park Road, Holly and Bernie Ruschman, instructors. Beginners welcome. $6, $3 for first-timers. Presented by H & B Dance Co. 727-0904. Fort Wright.



Texas Hold ‘Em Poker Night, 5 p.m. Shimmers, 1939 Dixie Highway, Includes Shimmers gift certificate prizes. Free. 426-0490. Fort Wright.

Spring Break Archaeology Camps, 9 a.m.4 p.m. Concludes April 14. Behringer-Crawford Museum, 1600 Montague Road, Ages 812. Discover world of archaeology by doing what real archaeologists do, dig in the field. $75 future members, $50 members. 491-4003; Covington.

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The London Police Ride Again, 1 p.m.-6 p.m. The BLDG, Free. 491-4228; Covington.

LITERARY - CRAFTS Play Art, 4 p.m. Newport Branch Library, 901 E. Sixth St. Presented by Campbell County Public Library. 572-5035. Newport.


History Unearthed: Archaeology Speaks, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Behringer-Crawford Museum, Included with admission: $7, $6 ages 60 and up, $4 ages 3-17, free for members and ages 2 and under. 491-4003; Covington.


Ricky Nye, 7:30 p.m. Chez Nora, 530 Main St. Free. 491-8027. Covington.


Tommy Castro Band, 8 p.m. Doors open 7:30 p.m. Southgate House, 24 E. Third St. Ballroom. Non-smoking show. Ages 18 and up. $20, $17 advance. Presented by JBM Promotions, Inc. 431-2201; Newport.

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MUSEUMS Creation Museum’s Petting Zoo, 10:30 a.m.-8 p.m. Creation Museum, Included with admission: $21.95 ages 13-59, $16.95 ages 60 and up, $11.95 ages 5-12; $7 planetarium. 888-582-4253; Petersburg. MUSIC - CONCERTS

Big Elebra Fest, 7 p.m.-1 a.m. With Another Tragedy. Mad Hatter, 620 Scott Blvd. Touring music festival including local and national acts. $5. 615-696-9536; Covington.


Tribal Night, 7 p.m.-11 p.m. Leapin Lizard Gallery, 726 Main St. Open belly dance and drum jam with Al-Yanna. Dance by local bands and dance troupes. Craft vendors and potluck table. $5. 581-2728. Covington.


Bury the Dead, 7:30 p.m. Sign language interpreting and close captioning available. Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center, $18, $16 members, $14 students. 9571940; Covington. Bye Bye Birdie, 8 p.m. NKU Corbett Auditorium, Nunn Drive, Tony Award-winning musical comedy tells story of rock and roll singer who is about to be inducted into the army. $12, $11 NKU faculty, staff, alumni, $10 ages 60 and up, $8 student. Presented by Northern Kentucky University Theatre and Dance. Through April 25. 572-5464; Highland Heights.


Let’s Talk About It, 6:30 p.m. Fort ThomasCarrico Branch Library, 1000 Highland Ave. Discussion about the character. With Northern Kentucky University faculty. Refreshments provided. Adults. Free. Registration required. 572-5033. Fort Thomas.


Toddler Story Time, 10 a.m. Fort ThomasCarrico Branch Library, 1000 Highland Ave. Stories, songs, finger plays and craft. Ages 2-3. Free. Registration required. 572-5033. Fort Thomas. Preschool Story Time, 1:30 p.m. Cold Spring Branch Library, 3920 Alexandria Pike, Ages 4-5. Free. Registration required. 781-6166. Cold Spring. Baby Time, 9:30 a.m. Newport Branch Library, 901 E. Sixth St. Clap, sing and bounce with your child. Birth to age 2. Free. Registration required. 572-5035. Newport.


The famous nanny, “Mary Poppins,” comes to the stage at the Aronoff Center, Thursday, April 8, through April 25. The Broadway musical production combines the original stories by P. L. Travers and the Walt Disney film. It is appropriate for all ages. Performances are at 8 p.m. Tuesday-Friday; 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday; and 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Sunday. Call 800982-2787 or visit

Alzheimer’s Support Group, 6:30 p.m.-8 p.m. Brighton Gardens of Edgewood, 2950 Turkeyfoot Road, Designed to provide emotional support and practical information for family members and caregivers of those experiencing memory loss and dementia. Free. 426-1888. Edgewood.


The Iams Everything Pets Expo will show off animals of all kinds at the Duke Energy Convention Center Friday-Sunday, April 9-11. From seminars to service providers and rescue organizations, the expo will offer education and entertainment. The expo is from 2-8 p.m. Friday; 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday; and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. The expo will also host auditions for the “Late Show with David Letterman” segment, “Stupid Pet Tricks” at noon Saturday. Entrance to the expo is $12, adults; $8, ages 9-13; ages 8 and under, admitted for free. Visit or call 513-421-7387.


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April 8, 2010


Marriage more about transformation than happiness

Editor’s note: This is a reprint of Father Lou’s column. He will be back next week with a new column.

We’re fast approaching the wedding season. It would be fascinating to ask those soon to marry, “What’s the purpose of marriage; what are your expectations of what will occur in the coming years, and especially to you personally?� And then, to ask them the same question 20 years later. Many years later after his marriage, a man confided to author Gary Thomas, “I found there was a tremendous amount of immaturity within me that my marriage had confronted. The key was that I had to change my view of marriage. If the purpose of marriage was simply to enjoy infatuation and make me ‘happy,’ then I’d have to get

a ‘new’ marriage every two or three years. But if I really wanted to see God transform Father Lou me from Guntzelman the inside Perspectives out, I’d need to concentrate on changing myself rather than changing my spouse.� Wise man! Very few people preparing for marriage seem to consider that one of the goals of marriage is for their loving relationship to change and transform them. What if God had an end in mind that went beyond our happiness, our comfort, and our desire to be continually turned on as if the world were already heaven? What if God designed marriage to make us holy

more than to make us happy? What if some struggle is always involved? The biblical writer of Genesis was extremely wise in the words he selected. For example, in the story of the beginning of human relationships with Adam and Eve, the writer chose a rather unromantic phrase to describe Eve – “a fitting helper� for the man. The word for “fitting� in Hebrew – ezer – is itself a paradox. It means both “different and equal,� “facing and separate,� and a person “in devoted opposition.� Eve will not only be one with her lover, she will also challenge him, as will he her. They will help each other become more fully human. “It’s not just that marriage is a lot of work,� remarks Irwin Kula, “it’s that marriage or any close

relationship is a place where you learn about yourself, your shadows and your light.� Could that be one of the reasons why the Creator said it’s not good to be alone? For who realistically challenges their own ego? Marriage is a persistent reminder that we are not alone, that our egos are not all that matters. It informs us that there are other people in the world: that they are there, that they are real, and that they are wildly different from the imaginary beings we carry in our fantasies. They teach us about life outside of ourselves – they teach us how to love. Our narcissistic culture, however, leads us to look at others in quite a self-centered way. All these people are out there for me to use, not love. If they challenge

me too much, or resist my manipulations, I can just leave one and seek out another – or another. Our culture degrades potential relationships. Many of them become mere opportunities for sex-andthen-move on. Marriage and genuine relationships are those that have the power to transform us. In marriage, a man is given the opportunity of seeing one woman, one person, as he has never seen any other woman or person before – and to know himself as he has never known himself before. In “The Mystery of Marriage,� best-selling author Mike Mason writes, “To put it simply, marriage is a relationship far more engrossing than we want it to be. It always turns out to be more than we bargained for. It is

disturbingly intense, disruptively involving and that is exactly the way it was designed to be. It is supposed to be more – almost – than we can handle. ‌ Only marriage urges us into the deep and unknown waters. For that is its very purpose: to get us out beyond our depth, out of the shallows of our own secure egocentricity and into the dangerous and unpredictable depths of a real interpersonal encounter.� Do current statistics warrant the estimate that more and more spouses play for a while in the shallow surf, and never get out into the depths? 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.

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Opera creams will have them singing your praises Easter’s over but I just got a couple requests for this. Georgia, a Campbell County Recorder reader, has been making these for 40 years. Her sister, Sue first told me about these. “Everyone just loves these – better than any commercial brand,” she said. You can free-form these, as well. 4 oz. cream cheese, softened 1 stick butter, softened 11⁄2 teaspoons vanilla 6 cups confectioners’ sugar Cream cheese and butter, then add vanilla. Add sugar 1 cup at a time. Mix well slowly. Form into ball and chill. To use in candy molds: Melt some dark chocolate and

BLTA wraps (bacon, lettuce, turkey, tomato, avocado)

A reader saw this on the Food Network and wanted to share. If you want to make these up ahead of time, leave the dressing off until right before you serve it. You’ll use about half of the dressing recipe. Four 10-inch flour tortillas

Leaf lettuce 12 slices deli turkey breast 12 slices bacon, cooked 1 large tomato cut into 16 wedges 1 large avocado, peeled, pitted and cut into 16 slices tossed with a squeeze of lime juice Salt and pepper Greens: Either arugula, watercress, spinach, whatever, a couple handfuls Wrap tortillas in barely damp, doubled layers of paper towels and microwave on high for 45 to 60 seconds. Or warm in dry skillet. Lay tortillas on work surface and layer the ingredients. Fan the leaf lettuce on the top three-quarters of each tortilla then lay the turkey slices on top, followed by the bacon, tomato, and avocado. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Top with the arugula and some of the dressing. Fold up the bottom quarter of the tortilla and then start to roll each sandwich into a cone shape. Secure the tortilla with a toothpick. Serve immediately.

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Chocolate for a good cause

Episcopal Community Services Foundation is hosting the third annual Chocolate Fest from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 17, at the St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 100 Miami Ave., Terrace Park. Call 513-831-2052. Chocolate Fest is a bake-off judged by celebrity chocolatiers that raises funds for community-based programs. Admission is $10 per adult and $5 per child with maximum of $20 per family. Good for unlimited tastings. To buy tickets or enter as a baker, go to or call 513-221-0547. 1 cup granulated sugar 2 ⁄3 cup cottage cheese 1 generous tablespoon flour 11⁄2 cups whole milk 2 eggs 1 ⁄8 teaspoon salt Butter 1 unbaked pie crust Mix and pour in unbaked pie crust. Dot with butter. Bake at 400 degrees until top is golden, about 30 minutes. Cool before serving.

Readers want to know

Clermont County Journal reader Char Williams asks: “What are micro-greens?” They’re sprouts of common greens harvested at 1 to 2 inches. You’ll find cress, broccoli, arugula and even clover marketed. Use in stir

fries, salads or, as I do, as a garnish. I have my own way of getting these – I just go to my spring-fed pool for the cress and the herb garden for the arugula. Try tiny dandelion greens, too.

Rooting out recipes

LaRosa’s ricotta. A Western Hills reader misses buying this at the Western Hills LaRosa’s deli. Terrie Evans, sister of Buddy LaRosa, said to try an old-fashioned ricotta, not whipped or real lowfat. She suggested Stella’s brand, available locally. Rita Nader Heikenfeld is Macy’s certified culinary professional. E-mail columns@community with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Call 513-2487130, ext. 356.


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NKU Service on Saturday is April 10 Northern Kentucky University will host a Service on Saturday event April 10, with service activity both locally and around the nation. Service on Saturday is a collaboration of several departments across the NKU campus to mobilize an estimated 300 NKU students, staff, faculty, alumni and community members to spend a day volunteering to help their neighbors. The morning will begin with volunteers meeting at NKU to register and enjoy a free breakfast before dis-

persing to the service sites. This semester’s volunteer work projects include maintenance at the Fort Thomas Veteran’s Hospital, cleanup for the City of Highland Heights, highway cleanup for a section of the AA highway and a tree planting in Alexandria. This year, NKU alumni and others are encouraged to create their own opportunity to be part of Service on Saturday, no matter where they live nationwide. They can participate by simply gathering family and friends to volunteer for a few hours

on the weekend of April 10 at the nonprofit or community agency near their home. Participants are encouraged to wear an NKU jacket, T-shirt or hat as they volunteer. Afterwards, they can share their experiences on Facebook. Local projcts will begin at 9 a.m. and conclude at 1 p.m. Anyone interested in participating can register by e-mailing Participants should report to NKU Parking Lot K. Additional information is available at

Eagle Scouts visit Capitol


Eagle Scouts from Northern Kentucky visited the General Assembly. Shown with State Sen. John Schickel, State Rep. Sal Santoro and State Rep. Addia Wuchner are Austin and Dale Adams of Covington, Jonathan Ehlman and Joshua Kramer of Cold Spring, James Sims of Erlanger, Dennis Cahill, Kevin Kleier and Shane Hufford of Florence, Alexander Bruce of Fort Mitchell, Kevin Goldstein and Troy Kremer of Fort Thomas, Tyler Brann, John Scheben III and Conner Click of Independence, Michael Schnaitter of Ludlow, Robert Gerrein of Taylor Mill, Kevin Hoeben, Jordan Miller and Steven Zembrodt of Union, and Andrew and Stephen Carnahan and Daniel Hodge of Walton. Also shown is George Lude, event founder. This year's event was in memory of Eagle Scout Zachary Kertis of Independence who died in January and Scout leader William Kerl of Florence who died last August.

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The First Presbyterian Church in Dayton will hold its annual Spring Rummage Sale April 8 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. and April 9 from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. For more information, call 261-7896. The church is located at

Interfaith Commission

The Northern Kentucky Interfaith Commission (IFC) will host its 16th annual Yom HaShoah Holocaust Remembrance Service at the Florence Christian Church April 18 at 2:30 p.m. The guest speaker will be

Henry Fenichel, a Holocaust survivor and current board member of The Center for Holocaust and Humanity Education. The Northern Kentucky Children’s Ensemble Prep Choir will perform under the direction of Joshua Huff. A reception will follow the service. Also available will be an original exhibit highlighting

the works showing of Theodor Seuss Geisel, who is better known to the world as Dr. Seuss. Completed during WWII, Seuss confronted common issues in America that were often ignored, including isolationism, racism, antisemitism, and willingness to appease. In this exhibit of cartoons, typical Seuss characters teach about the

courage to care and to act. Appropriate for the entire family. For more information on this service, call 581-2237. Florence Christian Church is located at 300 Main Street.

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Report of cell phone left on table taken at 6707 Alexandria Pike, March 2.

Sarhra Hennekes, 19, 4 Baywood Court, failure to appear at 4 Baywood Court, March 5. Kurt R. Yochum, 20, 2088 Kay Road, theft by deception, first degree criminal possession of a forged instrument, receiving stolen property under $300 at 6711 Alexandria Pike, March 10. Thomas J. Cottingham, 50, 2645 Carthage Road, careless driving, failure to or improper signal, DUI first offense at 3712 Lisa Lane, March 11. Alexandra C. Eades, 27, 2330 California Crossroads, theft by unlawful taking or shoplifting, warrant at 6711 Alexandria Pike, March 13. Brenda S. Sharp, 38, 22 Redbud Lane, fourth degree assault at 22 Redbud Lane, March 13. Kirk W. Follis, 34, 22 Redbud Lane, fourth degree assault at 22 Redbud Lane, March 13.



Lonnie Woods, 41, 21 17Th St., driving on a suspended license at Memorial Parkway and I-471, March 22. Terry Hamblin Jr., 40, 240 Prospect St., fourth degree assault at 240 Prospect, March 21. Christopher Hard, 19, 509 Fourth Ave., warrant at Swope Park, March 23. Terry Bohn, 29, 620 Truman Lane, warrant at Fairfield and Taylor , March 24. Christopher Gregory, 33, 407 North Fort Thomas Ave., DUI at 545 Lafayette, March 26. Kayla Schneider, 19, 205 Allison Drive, DUI at 10 Donnermeyer Drive, March 27.

Incidents/reports Second degree burglary


Credit cards and other items taken from residence at 40 Viewpoint Drive, March 14.


Charles D. Memory, 35, 2880 Western Hills Road, warrant at Ky. 9, March 16. Zachary Newman, 24, 1615 Grandview Road, warrant at 1615 Grandview Road, March 17. David H. Caldwell, 58, 316 Highway Ave., driving on DUI suspended license - first offense - aggravated

Theft by deception

Report of white male confused drivethrough employee and took $5 after stating he was given incorrect change at 7711 Alexandria Pike, March 9.

circumstances at Ky. 9, March 17. Sean Q. Edwards, 39, 9855 Riva Ridge, warrant at 857 Terrace Court, March 17. Dale W. Myerhoff, 40, 5071 Chase Lane, warrant at 5071 Chase Lane, March 19. Chadwick M. Miller, 20, 4981 Mallet Hill Drive, DUI - aggravated circumstances - second offense at California Crossroads east of Ky. 8, March 20. Margaret C. Jenkins, 20, 110 W. Second St., warrant at 5710 U.S. 27, March 20. George B. Ohe, 47, 325 Wranglingrun Road, speeding, DUI - first offense, failure of owner operator to maintain required insurance at Ky. 9 near Ky. 709, March 17. Scott A. Shackelford, 20, 10300 Bob White Lane, theft of controlled substance under $300 - first offense at Alysheba and Man O War, March 21.

Incidents/reports Attempted theft by unlawful taking



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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. Ten Mile Road, March 18.

Suspicious activity

Report of person tried to enter barn on property at 3914 Dead Timber Road, March 20.

Theft by deception

Report of possible identity theft at 10332 Bob White Lane, March 18.

Theft by unlawful taking

Report of videos and rings taken from apartment at 1045 Rockyview Drive, apartment 6, March 17.

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Report of church broken into and leaf blower taken at 941 Clay Ridge Road, March 20.

Reported at Persimmon Grove Pike, March 17.

Reported at 6006 Dobblin Lane, March 20.


Reported at Shadowlawn Drive, March 17.

Shannon Thiery, 39, 1627 North Fort Thomas Ave., alcohol intoxication in a public place at 1627 North Fort Thomas Ave., March 26. John Douglas Coomer, 37, 4530 Cranston Road, warrant at 85 North Grand Ave., March 27. Robert Lacerda, 43, 3115 Linview Ave., alcohol intoxication in a public place at 915 North Fort Thomas Ave., March 27. Brian Ochs, 38, 133 West Walnut Apt. 5, warrant at 327 Electric Ave., March 28.

Custody dispute

Domestic violence

Fraudulent use of credit card

Reported at 7407 Tollgate Road, March 16.

Officer responded to scene of single vehicle accident with vehicle striking tree and found no one at scene at Licking Pike at Deer Run Road, March 19.

Second degree burglary

Report of door kicked in and copper piping cut out of basement at 3251



Report of attempt to take stored vehicle at Area of Secretariat - property holding lot, March 22.

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Judith Mussleman, 39, 133 West Walnut St. Apt. 5, warrant at 327 Electric Ave., March 28. Holleen Ohnefloss, 42, 715 Liberty St., possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, first degree possession of a controlled substance at South Fort Thomas Avenue at East Villa, March 31.

Incidents/reports Second degree burglary

Reported at 17 Tower Hill Road, March 29.

Theft by unlawful taking

Reported at 930 Highland Ave., March 25. Reported at 5 Southgate Ave., March 27. Reported at 85 North Grand Ave., March 31.

Third degree criminal mischief

Reported at 170 Clover Ridge Ave., March 26. Reported at 224 Highland Ave., March 30.



Jonathan Gibson, 32, 25 Zori Lane, first degree possession of a controlled substance at 130 Pavilion, March 30. Derris Waller, 21, 2000 Westwood Northern Boulevard, second degree robbery, carrying a concealed deadly weapon at Sixth and Woolum, March 30. John Sparks, 51, 5200 Cleves Warsaw No. 4, fourth degree assault at 938 York St. second floor, March 29. Frank Hudson, 29, 1730 Avon Leah, first degree promoting contraband, giving officer false information, theft of identity, warrant at 400 block of Saratoga, March 28. Justin Simpson, 24, 44 Huckleberry, theft by unlawful taking at 1601 Monmouth St., March 24.

Clarence Benedict Jr.

Clarence Benedict Jr., 86, Highland Heights, died March 28, 2010, at Baptist Convalescent Center, Newport. He was an accountant for Procter & Gamble and after retirement worked as an accountant for Baptist Convalescent Center in Newport, member of First Baptist Church of Newport, First Baptist Church of Highland Heights and one of the founders of ARC. His first wife, Ruth Mattstedt Benedict, died previously. Survivors include his wife of 27 years, Luna Shupe Benedict; daughters, Mari Beasley of Union and Debbie Grizzell of California, Ky.; sons, Thomas Benedict of Union, Arthur McNeil of Independence; brother, Quentin Benedict of Hattiesburg, Miss; sister, Clara Dempsey of Lynchburg, Va.; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Memorials: First Baptist Church of Highland Heights, 2315 Alexandria Pike, Highland Heights, KY 41076; or Baptist Convalescent Center, 120 Main St., Newport, KY 41071. Dobbling Funeral Home, Fort Thomas, handled the arrangements.

Betsy Brewster

Betsy Rose Brewster, 57, Covington, died March 25, 2010, at her home. She worked in customer service at Frisch’s in Covington. Her husband, Donald South II and son, Terry South, died previously. Survivors include her daughters, Nissa Toll of Taylor Mill and Bonita

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On the record From B6 Hood of Walton; sons, Thad South of Erlanger, Rick Smith of Latonia and Donald South III of Elsmere; brothers, Sambo, Crockett, Dink, Bud and Mike Smith, all of Campbell County; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery, Southgate.

Noel Hoppenjans

Noel Haskamp Hoppenjans, 64, Union, died March 28, 2010, at her home. She was a teacher for 20 years and taught at Stephens Elementary School, Burlington. Survivors include her husband, James Hoppenjans; son, Ed Hoppenjans of Burlington; daughters, Sharon Kling of Florence and Laurie Schmidt of Wyoming, Ohio; brothers, Gene Haskamp of Fort Wright, Gary Haskamp of Villa Hills, Tom Haskamp of Alexandria, Paul Haskamp and Richard Haskamp, both of Erlanger; sisters, Mary Bishop of Cincinnati, Rita Stanton of Lawrenceburg, Ind. and Rose Hitch of Florence and five grandchildren. Burial was in Mother of God Cemetery, Fort Wright. Memorials: Esther Marie Hatton Cancer Center, St. Elizabeth Healthcare, 1 Medical Village Drive, Edgewood, KY 41017.

Elwood Johnson

Elwood “Woody” Johnson, 49, Alexandria, died March 31, 2010, at University Hospital. He was a brick and stone mason, an Army veteran, former Campbell County vocational teacher, Red Devil football coach for 17 years, assistant football coach for Campbell County High School, a Northern Kentucky High School baseball umpire, former president of the Northern Kentucky Umpires Association, inducted into the Youth Football Hall of Fame and the Northern Kentucky Umpires Association Hall of Fame. Survivors include his wife, Colleen Johnson of Alexandria; sons, Adam and Austin Johnson of Alexandria; daughters, Nikki Taylor of Louisville, Stephanie and Cassie Johnson, both of Alexandria; and sister, Nancy Lagedrost of Alexandria. Burial was in St. Stephen Cemetery, Fort Thomas. Cooper Funeral Home, handled the arrangements. Memorials: Johnson Children Educational Fund, c/o any Fifth Third Bank.

Lester Matheny Sr.

Lester Eugene Matheny Sr., 64, Carrollton, died March 30, 2010, at St. Elizabeth Fort Thomas. He was a carpenter for General Butler State Park and member of Covehill Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Deborah Matheny; sons, Lester Eugene and Cody James Matheny of Oregon, Ill., Steven Crawford of California; daughters, Heather Baker of Latonia and Marion Lee of Rossville, Ill.; sister, Brooksie Haggard of Parsons, Tenn.; one grandchild; and one great-grandchild. Cooper Funeral Home, Alexandria, handled the arrangements.

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Edgar Rowland

Edgar B. Rowland, 80, Alexandria, died March 29, 2010, at his home. He was an assembler for General Motors, a Korean War Army veteran and was a member of Central Church of Nazarene. His wife, Norma Jean Hildebrandt, died in 2005 and son, Edgar Rowland, died in 2006. Survivors include his brothers, Clyde Rowland of Ross, Ohio, Claude Rowland of Dayton, Ohio, Gilbert Rowland of Waynesburg, Sam Rowland of Cincinnati, John Rowland of Erlanger, Frank Rowland of Newport; sisters, Doris Worman of San Angelo, Texas, Joan Warda of Covington, Eileen Benedict and Kathleen Davis, both of Stanford, Coleen Abell of Walton and Arlenne Rowland of Bellevue; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Burial was in Highland Cemetery, Fort Mitchell.

Steven Shell

Steven Shell, 51, Alexandria, died March 26, 2010, at his home. He worked for Denier Electric in Ross, Ohio, attended Main Street Baptist Church in Alexandria and volunteered with the CARE Ministry in Alexandria. Survivors include his wife, Diana Gable-Shell of Alexandria; daughter, Misty Shell of Alexandria; sons, Justin Shell and David Gable, both of Alexandria; sister, Theresa Brakefield of London, Ky. and Tina Shell of Etowah, Tenn. and three grandsons. Alexandria Funeral Home handled the arrangements. Memorials: CARE Ministry, 11093 Alexandria Pike, Alexandria, KY 41001.

Charlene Erler, Chairman of the Board of the Community Foundation of Northern Kentucky, announced the appointment of Carol Buckhout as Executive Director of the Foundation, effective March 1. In that role, Buckhout will be responsible for administration of the Foundation, which provides oversight and financial and operational support for the Northern Kentucky Children’s Advocacy Center, as well as other Foundation programs and funds related to health, social services and education. “Carol has made significant contributions to the Foundation’s mission, first through her contributions to our marketing and communications programs and more recently, as our interim executive director,” Erler said. “Carol’s experience and dedication will be

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Beautiful Seagrove Beach Rent & Relax. Nr Destin, between famous Seaside & Rosemary Beach. Cozy Cottages to Gulf Front Condos. Web Specials. 1-800-537-5387

NEW YORK MANHATTAN--NYC HOTEL $129/2 persons. Singles $124. Suites $139-$159. Lincoln Ctr area, Hudson River views, 18 flrs, kitchenette, 5 mins to midtown, safe, quiet, luxury area. RIVERSIDE TOWER, Riverside & 80th St. Call 1-800-724-3136 or visit:

NORTH CAROLINA EMERALD ISLE. Ocean Front luxury vacation homes with community pool. Call for free brochure. 1-252-354-5555 Spinnaker’s Reach Realty


Hilton Head Island Vacation Resort. Choose 1 or 2 bdrm condos. Oceanfront, ocean view or near ocean. Great locations & rates. 877-807-3828 Hilton Head Island, SC

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DESTIN. 2 great condos , 2 br, 2 ba golf, pools, dazzling Gulf view . Check our website for availability & rates. Local owner, 513-561-4683 Visit or

SIESTA KEY Condos 2 & 3 BR, 2 BA, directly on worldfamous Crescent Beach. Owner offers Great Spring & Summer Specials! 847-931-9113

THE DOOLIN HOUSE INN. Premier Inn. Gourmet breakfast. Minutes from Lake Cumberland. Join us for a romantic weekend/women’s retreat. 606-678-9494 THE ROOSTER’S NEST Charming log cabin B&B located in Adams Co. 3 queen rms w/pvt baths offer sophistication and old fashioned hospitality. Featured in 2009 Best of Midwest Living 877-386-3302

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The Rooster’s Nest is a perfect place to relax and enjoy a break from busy routines. Walk on the 25 acres of woodlands, fish in the 1.25 acre stocked pond, curl up with a book or sit outside by the campfire. Breakfast is served in the spacious gathering room overlooking the pond while birds and squirrels entertain at the feeders. Innkeepers Sally & Dave White promise to tantalize your taste buds with scrumptious dishes like Rooster Egg Bake, Rhode Island Red Stuffed French Toast, Chanticleer Bananas & Ice Cream or Banty Fruit Parfait along with freshly baked breads, juice and coffee.

Six teams from the Latecomers League at Super Bowl Lanes in Erlanger made the trip north to bowl in the Ohio State U.S. Bowling Congress State Tournament and took the Boone, Kenton and Campbell County Recorders along. Four teams will be going on to bowl in the U.S. Bowling Congress National Tournament in El Paso, Texas, in May. Back row: Sandy Varney, Mary Ann Ranz, Mary Baute, Cindy Cruze, Debbie Evans, Robin Lusby, Deana Johnson, Bonnie Ivey, Barb Crum, Cissy Van Huss, Diana Wiedemann, Gwyn Dicken, Jill Rolfsen and Penny Wichman. Middle row: Rachel Dicken, Janet Brossart, Carol Phelps, Stephanie Augustin, Diane Dietz, Lynn Winkler. Front row: Shaunna Jacobs, Linda Prather, Shawna Fornash, Lorna Funk, Barb Crapser, Debbie Riehle and Carissa Perry.

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Bed & Breakfast The B&B consists of a log building constructed of logs dating back to 1788, yet is complete with modern amenities. There are 3 rooms available, each with a queen bed and private bath.

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N. MYRTLE BEACH Coastal Condos, Inc. 1-4 bdrm oceanfront & ocean view units. Call 1-800-951-4880 or visit

NORTH MYRTLE BEACH. Oceanfront condos. 1, 2 & 3 bedroom units with pools, spas & tennis. Hi-speed Internet, kiddie waterslide. 800-345-5617 DESTIN. Local owner, 1 or 2 luxury condos. 2 BR, 2 BA overlooking gulf, sugar white beaches. Heated pool, hot tubs & more. 937-767-8449,or visit

SIESTA KEY. Gulf front condo. Our gated complex on the World’s Best Rated Beaches! Bright and airy, nicely appointed. All amenities. Cinci owner, 513-232-4854

SEABROOK EXCLUSIVES Villas & Private Homes. Ocean, golf, tennis, equestrian. Pet friendly rentals. Free brochure. Book online! 888-718-7949.

TENNESSEE 1-7 Affordable, Deluxe Chalets & Cabin Rentals. Pigeon Forge in the Smokies. Vacation/Dollywood Specials. Free brochure. Call 1-800-833-9987.

A Beautiful Cabin Getaway Gatlinburg/Pigeon Forge. Hot tub, jacuzzi, fireplace, gas grill. $85/nt, 5 nt special $375. 800-793-8699.

CHALET VILLAGE Cozy cabins to luxurious chalets Fully furnished, hot tubs, pool tables. Check SPECIALS, availability and book online 24/7, or call 1-800-722-9617 GATLINBURG. Affordable rates. Fully furnished. 1-8 bdrms. Chalets, Cabins, Privacy, Views, Hot Tubs, Jacuzzis, Fireplaces. 1-800-235-2661

GATLINBURG. Choose a 2 or 3 BR chalet, conveniently located, richly appointed and meticulously main tained. Pet friendly. 877-215-3335 or visit Gatlinburg-Pigeon Forge. Vacation in a beautiful log cabin or chalet with hot tub, Jacuzzi, views & pool tables. Call about specials! 800-436-6618


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