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Merger study almost ready Study committee meeting April 23 By Chris Mayhew email@example.com
ALEXANDRIA — The joint Alexandria and Campbell County police consolidation committee will receive a preliminary draft of a study on the topic by the end
of April. Alexandria and Campbell County approved $13,500 in October for the consulting team of David Hobson and Lee Ann Morrison out of Richmond, Ky., to conduct the police consolidation study. Campbell County Administrator Robert Horine said the committee April 23. The merger committee meeting will allow the con-
sultants to deliver a preliminary draft of the study along with a live presentation, Horine said. No copies of the preliminary draft have yet been circulated by the consultants, and the committee will hear the findings for the first time at the April meeting, Horine said. The merger committee is comprised of three people from Alexandria, and three from the
county, Horine said. Horine, Judge-executive Steve Pendery and Campbell County Police Department Chief Keith Hill are the committee members for the county. Alexandria Mayor Bill Rachford, Alexandria Police Department Chief Mike Ward, and Scott Fleckinger, a member of council, are the committee members from the city.
Center adds new fitness classes Seniors-only Zumba starts April 16
Little bridges, big fixes Campbell County is working to repair or replace two damaged bridges over creeks on rural side roads this summer. A bridge on California Crossroads at Gubser Mill in the California area, and another bridge on Uhl Road between Silver Grove have both been damaged by flood waters. News, A3
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Smoke billows out of Advanced Automotive Service in Alexandria Friday, April 6. THANKS TO MIKE WARD
An annual kindergarten health and safety fair at Reiley Elementary School in Alexandria gives students a rolling start on being cautious and avoiding common dangers. This year’s March 30 fair included a fingerprinting booth and safety presentations about buses, pedestrians, bicycles and scooters. Schools, A5
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Fire damages Alexandria auto shop
Employee’s shirt sleeve starts flames
A view of fire and utility trucks on U.S. 27 in front of the fire-damaged Advanced Automotive Service in Alexandria as the fire continues to smolder Friday, April 6. CHRIS
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ALEXANDRIA — Advanced Automotive Service in Alexandria erupted into flames shortly before 3 p.m. Friday, April 6, causing the shutdown of U.S. 27 to traffic in both directions. An employee was making a bumper bracket and welding when the sleeve of his cotton shirt caught fire said owner Charles “Bud” Gilbert. The employee went to put himself out, and in the process sparks must have caught something and a fire started, Gilbert said. Gilbert said he wasn’t on the scene, and was at home in Independence. It was an employee who dialed 911, he said. “All I know is he called me
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and said it was up in flames,” Gilbert said. Alexandria Police Department Chief Mike Ward said at the height of the fire the smoke was billowing, almost obscuring the neighboring building – Spare-Time Grill. Firefighters from Alexandria Fire District and Southern
Campbell Fire District responded to the scene. Campbell County Emergency Management officials were also on the scene. Fire crews were continuing to work to end the smoldering smoke at 4:15 p.m., including readying a foam suppression system.
ALEXANDRIA — Fitness classes are hopping and dancing at the Alexandria Community Center. The community center has become a hub for a growing number of fitness classes with a new seniors-only Zumba class forming and a personal trainer offering introductory classes. The biggest area in the community center is a gymnasium, and Zumba classes on Tuesday and Thursday nights seem to draw a good crowd, said Mayor Bill Rachford. Zumba is a fitness classes where dancing is set to musical rhythms. “That’s the reason why we have parking jams on some nights,” Rachford said. A nurse has approached the city about starting a new Zumba class for seniors starting April16, he said. "So far as I know that will be the first activity that will be oriented to seniors at the community center,” Rachford said. The “Zumba Gold” classes will be $2 per class and be at10:30 a.m. each Monday. Each class is scheduled to last about 30 minutes. The “Zumba Gold” classes is designed for people who might not be able to keep up with a typical high-energy Zumba class, according to a flier for the class. Regular Zumba classes are from 6-7 p.m. each Tuesday and Thursday. Fitness trainer Jessica Hartig, of Cold Spring, also uses the community center for some of her classes.
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Hartig is at the community center from 8:45 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. each Monday and Thursday. She also has the following adult class times: 5:30 a.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday at the Alexandria Education Center gym; 4 p.m. Monday and Wednesday at Campbell Ridge Elementary School; 3:45 p.m Friday at Crossroads Elementary School; and 9 a.m. Saturday at Campbell Ridge Elementary. Hartig said she is offering special introductory
“21-day Belly Blast Body Challenge” including the availability for people to join her classes three times each week and special meal plan. The cost for the threeweek class is $69 and the registration deadline is April 13. For information email Hartig at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 859760-6191. Participants in the challenge will team with a partner and compete against other teams to win prizes for the most inches lost or biggest body transformations in the three-week time, Hartig said. “I see this as a great thing to promote for our area to help people learn to
eat right while incorporating exercise to get on the right track with a healthy lifestyle,” she said. Rachford said exercise is one of many activities happening at the community center. Lots of people also take advantage of using the walking track at the community center, Rachford said. The community center also offers adult line dancing classes, and there are basketball hoops in the gym. For information about classes offered call Todd Schafer at the community center at 859-635-6359.
Police officer’s firing overturned
Doug Stull of Grants Lick parks his 1953 Ford Golden Jubilee tractor in the lot at Tractor Supply as part of an antique and modern tractor show Saturday, April 7. CHRIS MAYHEW/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER
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The firing of a police officer was overturned by the Campbell County Police Department Merit Board in favor of a 60-day unpaid suspension. Officer Zach Rechtin challenged his firing from the Campbell County Police Department by Chief Keith Hill before the merit board with attorney on Thursday, March 22. Since the merit board’s decision, Rechtin submitted a letter of resignation to the county, said Campbell County Administrator Robert Horine. Rechtin served as an officer for Campbell County for five years until he was fired in January 2011. The merit board hearing began at 9 a.m. Thursday, March 22, and continued with time for breaks until the merit board announced their decision at about 1:30 a.m. Friday, March 23, Horine said.
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Small bridges, big fixes
New Hope Center to hold walk
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CALIFORNIA — Campbell County is working to repair or replace two damaged bridges over creeks on rural side roads this summer. A bridge on California Crossroads at Gubser Mill in the California area, and another bridge on Uhl Road between Silver Grove have both been damaged by flood waters. The Gubser Mill bridge has been limited to three-ton weight limits since January. The weight limits restrict usage to passenger vehicles and pickup trucks. No school buses, garbage trucks or trucks are allowed.
Campbell County has received bids to repair the Uhl Road bridge, and barring any unforeseen circumstances it is likely the low bid will be approved by the Campbell County Fiscal Court at the April 18 meeting, said Campbell County Administrator Robert Horine. The Uhl Road project will include reusing the existing bridge abutments, but replacing the beams, Horine said. The bridge will need to be closed for a short period of time this summer – likely less than one month, he said. “The main problem is this bridge is at a location that during flood conditions this bridge gets inundated,” Horine said. “Water got into the beams that make up the bridge, and those beams deteriorated and lost their structural in-
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CRESTVIEW HILLS —
The New Hope Center will hold its 21st annual Walk for Life on April 28 in hopes of raising money for the pregnancy resource organization. “We want people to be aware to promote the sanctity of life,” said event coordinator Carrie
Orange barrels keep the traffic to one lane on the California Crossroads Gubser Mill bridge Tuesday, April 3, where loose stones in the bridge abutments has necessitated a three-ton weight limit. In the background is former general store and gas station that is now a private residence. CHRIS MAYHEW/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER tegrity.” The county has been assured construction technology has improved so the new beams will be sealed so water cannot get inside of them, he said. Moving the bridge to a higher location isn’t a feasible option because that entire area on Uhl Road is located is at a low level, Horine said. It’s likely the Uhl Road bridge will cost less than the initial $116,000 estimate, Horine said. The state has awarded a grant that will pay up to 80 percent of the cost of the Uhl Road bridge project, he said.
In January 2011 the county put a three-ton weight limit in place on the Gubser Mill bridge for safety because of damage to the bridge, Horine said. Alvin Mullins, who lives next to the Gubser Mill bridge, said school buses and other vehicles have to
avoid crossing it now because of the weight limit. The county is working to find ways to lower the costs of the preferred method to realign part of the roadway approaching the bridge site and replacing the bridge, Horine said. “The fiscal court would really like to do that,” he said. “The thinking is let’s do it right. Let’s fix a bad situation.” To replace the Gubser Mill bridge with no realignment to the existing route will cost about $90,000, but to straighten out the roadway has been estimated at $300,000, he said. The county is working to find ways to bring down the $300,000 estimate to a lower level including examining different bridge designs and using county workers to rebuild the roadway approaches to the bridge, Horine said. The county is seeking other funding sources to help pay for the Gubser Mill bridge, Horine said.
Vaughn. “We are a ministry that provides (pregnancy) services.” This year, about 200 walkers will participate at the event held in Pride Park in Taylor Mill, Vaughn said. They are invited to raise funds for the event. “We are looking for people who want to partner with us in making a difference in the culture for life,” said executive director Pam Glenn in an email. “We want to work with those who believe in the sanctity and value of life to come alongside and
support women in our community who are in unplanned pregnancies. We also want to be able to teach an abstinence-untilmarriage message so we can empower our youth to make healthy choices.” The New Hope Center has three locations in Crestview Hills, Latonia and Alexandria. They offer a variety of services, such as free pregnancy tests, ultrasounds, prenatal education and postabortion Bible studies. Registration starts at 8:30 a.m. and the walk starts at 9 a.m.
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Jail will grow with district court space Staff moves to expanded space
allow for the creation of between four to six new isolation cells, he said.
Visitation lobby expanding
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NEWPORT — When the
district court clerk offices move to the expanded Newport courthouse in June, jail staff with offices next to water heaters and inside a converted holding cell will get some extra elbow room. The jail will create a bigger visitation area, a new training room for staff and more offices with an expansion timed to begin after the district court clerk's office moves out in June to the Campbell County courthouse in Newport. The courthouse is already undergoing an addition that is nearing completion. Campbell County Fiscal Court approved the hiring of Brandstetter Carroll Inc. for architectural services for the renovation of the district court space into jail space. The renovation is the fifth and final phase of expansion and addition projects at the detention cen-
Bernie Henke, of Alexandria, a classification officer for the Campbell County Detention Center in Newport, works at his desk inside a converted holding cell. CHRIS MAYHEW/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER ter since 1991, said Campbell County Administrator Robert Horine. The expansion will bring office space and other areas of the jail in line to meet the needs of jail after the previous expansions including the most recent addition of a 256-bed wing in 2005, Horine said. The existing jail was opened in 1991 with 135 beds, and now there are 541 beds, said Jailer Greg Buckler.
Campbell County Detention Center employee Major Jim Young, the training director for the jail in Newport, works out of an office behind the hot water heater and maintenance worker's room. CHRIS MAYHEW/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER
"When you grow that much you've to have more office space because you've got to hire more people," Buckler said. There are now 102 employees at the jail. The jail has gotten creative with what is office space, converting a holding cell into an office with two desks used by six employees on different shifts, he said. The office still has the steel door of a holding cell,
and is next to the "female drunk tank" and a booking area, Buckler said. The expansion will allow the space to be used as a holding cell again, he said. The office in the cell is used by two employees who classify inmates into different sections of the jail based on their behavior, and four different shift command sergeants, Buckler said. The expansion into district court space will also
The lobby area for the jail was designed for nine families to come and visit at once, and the expansion will increase the visitation area to be big enough for between 30 to 35 visitations at one time, Buckler said. The jail has visitations six days a week from 4-6 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. in order to meet the demand for visitations, he said. That doesn't count attorneys and clergy who get to come and visit almost anytime, Buckler said.
Video conferencing increased
The expansion into the district court offices will also increase the capability for judges to perform arraignments and for state parole hearings to happen via video conferencing, Buckler said. Video conferencing avoids the transport of prisoners to the courthouse across town. The jail has one video conference room now, and
once the new justice center opens up every judge will have video conferencing ability, Buckler said. Having three video conference rooms will eliminate scheduling conflicts, as two or three judges want to have video arraignments at the same time, he said. Buckler said the district court clerk's office is tentatively scheduling a move to the new courthouse by June 11. Work will begin to convert the court clerk office space into jail space immediately once the space is vacant, he said.
Staff training room
The addition of a training room is significant because the Campbell County fire training center in Highland Heights is where jail staff goes to train now, Buckler said. Having the majority of staff on-site at the jail is a priority , he said. This expansion will be the jail’s last for a long while, he said. “I feel comfortable that the facility will meet the county’s needs for the next 30 years at least,” Buckler said.
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CULTURE 'COUNTS' AT GRANTS LICK School host 13th Multicultural Fair
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GRANTS LICK — Students danced, dined and most importantly sold products representing countries across the world in a dual lesson in economics and culture at Grants Lick Elementary School March 29-30. The school’s Multicultural Fair, in its 13th year, is the culmination of six weeks of lessons in the classroom in partnership with the University of Cincinnati’s Science and Technology Enhancement Program (STEP). Countries represented at the multicultural fair included Italy, Mexico, South Korea, Haiti, the United Arab Emirates and Japan. Classrooms took turns selling products they made including chicken tortilla soup, and origami for their country and then touring the fair buying products with points to learn how a market system works, said Peggy Herald, a fifthgrade teacher at Grants Lick. “It brings a whole economic aspect to the program,” Herald said. Students have to create a product, market it, sell it, and try to make a profit, she said. Herald said the students have decided to donate all of their profits to the Jean R. Cadet Restavek Organization to help children in Haiti. Kindergarten teacher Amy Williams said the students in her class and in preschool classes learned about Mexico and made products to represent the country. Williams said she was asking her students to keep track of how much they spent and how much profit they made at the multicultural fair. The math lesson comes in adding up and calculating the profits, she said. For kindergarten that means an exercise in counting since everything sold at the fair was priced in increments of fives, Williams said.
Grants Lick Elementary School fourth-grader Ana Pohlgeers, front and left, helps hold up a paper streamer as an arch as her classmates Daniel Gable, left, and Grant Mergenthal run through it during an Irish jig dance to the song "Sweets of May" in the cafeteria March 29. CHRIS MAYHEW/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER Landon Corry, far left, a kindergarten student, stamps the "passports" of fellow Grants Lick Elementary School preschool student Cameron Carson, far left, and Marissa Clark, a second grader at front left, during the school's Multicultural Fair. CHRIS
City chambers a little brighter By Amy Scalf firstname.lastname@example.org
INDEPENDENCE — Colorful and creative characters seem right at home in the City Council Chambers, especially during the Kentucky Art Education Association Northern Region’s art show. Paintings and sculptures from students in Beechwood, Campbell County, Conner, Cooper, Dixie Heights, Lloyd, Scott and Simon Kenton high schools were on display during the week of March 19. Two artists were recognized as “Best of Show.” Logan Norris Sayre of Dixie Heights was awarded Best of Show for a two-dimensional work, and Kyle Angel of Campbell County High School earned Best of Show for a three-dimensional artwork. “We wanted to find a place accessible to people in the area, and we had to look for a large enough space,” said Simon Kenton art teacher Tammy Smith. She said the council chambers was perfect for the display. Independence Mayor Chris Moriconi agrees. “It’s like an art gallery,” he said. “It’s the taxpayers’ building. They should be able to come here for more than council meetings.” He said he was very impressed by the level of talent shown by the art students, and hopes they host future displays there as well.
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Principal Amity Kukla said students were selling everything from bouncy balls to the experience of rolling pizza dough. “It’s amazing to hear a firstgrader explaining the difference between goods and services,” Kukla said.
From left, Dominic Baird, Jayde Sebastian, Jewell Sebastian and Tristan Neltner, all first-grade students, work the Italy booth at the Grants Lick Elementary School Multicultural Fair. CHRIS MAYHEW/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER
Independence Mayor Chris Moriconi admires sculptures on display in the city's Council Chambers during the Kentucky Art Education Association Northern Region art show. AMY SCALF/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER
Reiley Elementary students roll for safety By Chris Mayhew
Reiley Elementary School kindergartener Spencer Voss pedals a bicycle on the gym floor as parent volunteer Matt Stoneburner waits to warn him to stop for a railroad crossing sign to look both ways to see if the tracks are completely clear during the Alexandria school's annual kindergarten health and safety fair. CHRIS MAYHEW/THE
ALEXANDRIA — An annual kindergarten health and safety fair at Reiley Elementary School in Alexandria gives students a rolling start on being cautious and avoiding common dangers. This year’s March 30 fair included a fingerprinting booth and safety presentations about buses, pedestrians, bicycles and scooters, fire, and gun safety, said organizer Darlene Walton, the school nurse. Walton said she and her husband made many of the wooden signs and ramps for the bicycle safety course they set up in the school gym. Walton said she was inspired to make the safety courses after attending a children’s safety seminar at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center.
The most important part of the health and safety fair is explaining to students the consequences of things including not wearing a seat belt, she said.
Proving that point, kindergartener Charlie Brockman let a wooden car loose atop a ramp built by Walton with an egg strapped in using a rubber band.
The egg survived without cracking. Brockman then rolled the car down the ramp again without the rubber band seat belt with disastrous results. The egg cracked and spilled across the gym floor as the egg flew out of the car. When students see a danger demonstrated it leaves a lasting impression, Walton said. “When they see what can happen, that they can be thrown out, that impacts them I think,” she said.
Parent volunteer Gretchen Bush of Alexandria was one of three people helping guide students riding bicycles and scooters through a course filled with road signs including signals to stop or watch for trains at a crossing. Walton said Reiley bus driver Joe Krause is a regular participant in the health and safety fair and cautions children not to go in between buses. Krause is especially good with speaking with the children in a fun way that they understand what the rules around buses are, and why they are important, she said. The hope for the entire health and safety fair is to promote following basic safety rules by learning why they are important, Walton said. “If you know the why, you’re more likely to follow the rules,” she said.
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Nancy Winstel, shown during the game she won the 600th as a coach, will retire this year.
NCC junior Josh Cain hits the ball against Holy Cross. NCC beat Holy Cross 7-5 April 5 at NCC's home field, Morscher Park in Silver Grove. JAMES WEBER/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER
NKU coach Winstel retires Community Recorder
NCC senior Brady Hightchew tries to get out a runner at second. NCC beat Holy Cross 7-5 April 5 at NCC's home field, Morscher Park in Silver Grove. JAMES WEBER/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER
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The Newport Central Catholic baseball team beat rival Holy Cross 7-5 April 5 at Morscher Park to improve to 5-2. NCC plays Holmes at home April 13.
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» The draws for the 2012 Kentucky National Insurance/ KHSAA State Baseball Tournament and the Rawlings/KHSAA State Softball Tournament will be conducted on Friday, April 20, at 2 p.m. at the KHSAA Office in Lexington. The draw show will air live on www.khsaa.tv. Brackets will be posted to the Riherd’s/KHSAA Scoreboard and the KHSAA website at the See HIGHLIGHTS, Page A7
Campbell County High School senior Jake Johnston signs to play football at Union College. THANKS TO JULI HALE
After winning 636 games in 29 seasons, Nancy Winstel will retire as the women’s basketball head coach at Northern Kentucky University. Winstel, a 1977 graduate of NKU, led NKU to a pair of NCAA Division II national championships in 2000 and 2008, and finished with a record of 636-214 as the Norse head coach. She was named the national coach of the decade by Women’s Division II Bulletin in 2009. A six-time Great Lakes Valley Conference Coach of the Year, Winstel was named the WBCA Division II National Coach of the Year in 1999-2000 after leading NKU to its first national title. The Norse posted a 32-2 record that season and won 24 consecutive games en route to the school’s firstever national championship. In 2008, Winstel led the Norse to the NCAA Division II national championship in Kearney, Neb. After being named head coach at NKU in 1983, Winstel guided her first team to a 17-10 record. In 1984-85, NKU posted a 19-9 record and advanced to the NCAA Division II Tournament. Winstel then coached NKU to six consecutive 20-win seasons, including a trip in the 1987 NCAA Division II Final Four. That marked the first time NKU had ever been in the national spotlight for any sport during NCAA postseason play. In addition, Winstel spent three years as the head coach at Midway College before arriving at NKU and posted a 3941 record. She finished with a collegiate coaching record of 675-255 in 32 seasons. Winstel’s 675 victories rank No. 3 all-time in NCAA Division II history. Winstel played for thenNorthern Kentucky State College’s first women’s basketball team in 1974, and she scored 787 career points in three seasons. She averaged 8.3 rebounds per game during her playing career. After graduating from NKU with a degree in physical education and history in 1977, Winstel attended Indiana University and earned her master’s degree in physical education with an emphasis on coaching in 1978. NKU will recognize Winstel’s career with a special day in her honor later this spring. Details will be announced once everything is finalized.
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» Former Newport Central Catholic athletic
director/girls basketball coach Ron Dawn has been elected to a four-year term on the KHSAA Board of Control, starting with the 2012-13 school year in July. Dawn is a current sitting board member who
was appointed to fill the term of Bob Schneider, who retired at the conclusion of the 2010-2011 school year. Dawn will serve as the private school representative for regions 9-16.
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Newport Central Catholic Megan Millard (5) slices back into second base safely against Holy Cross Paige Arnold (20) in the first inning. Holy Cross High School battles Newport Central Catholic High School in a softball game at Bartlett Field Tuesday March 22, 2011, in Newport. Newport Central Catholic won 8 to 4 over Holy Cross. THE ENQUIRER/ JOSEPH FUQUA II
NCC softball looks for ace pitcher Seniors key to early success By Adam Turer firstname.lastname@example.org
NEWPORT — There is a large void to fill for Newport Central Catholic’s fast-pitch softball team this season. While the Thoroughbreds return experienced seniors to the lineup, the team will need to find stability on the pitching mound. How quickly and effectively the ’Breds can replace graduated pitcher Danielle Hausfeld will be the key to the team’s success in 2012. “We’re trying to replace a pitcher,” said head coach Denny Barnes. “None of the pitchers we have on our roster have any varsity experience.” Sophomore Taylor Burkart has shown some good things on the mound early this season, but the team lacks one ace pitcher that it can rely on. Barnes believes he will have to use up to four different starting
yond just making plays in the field and at the plate. They have to provide leadership. This year’s roster has just two juniors and two sophomores. “This is going to be a growing season for us,” said Barnes. “I don’t think the young girls realize yet how hard they have to play on varsity.” The hitting has looked good early in the season and the pitching has been solid considering the lack of experience. The Thoroughbreds are still looking for consistency on defense. “Sometimes we look fantastic on defense, other times we don’t,” said Barnes. “Once we can put that together every game, we’ll be a lot better.” NewCath has won three of the last five district championships. Reclaiming the 36th District from Highlands is the goal this season. “Winning the district is our first goal,” said Barnes. “Then, we’ll go from there.”
pitchers and could use two to three pitchers per game. While the pitchers get their feet wet at the varsity level, the pressure is on the offense to get early leads and take pressure off of the pitching staff. The bats have been hot, producing nearly eight runs per game through the first six games of the season. The Thoroughbreds won five of their first seven games. The key to the early-season success has been the team’s group of seniors. Starting outfielders Kelsey Feeback, Paige Immegart, Hannah Jones and Meghan Millard and first baseman Rachel Hardesty are the heart and soul of this otherwise young squad. “We have a great group of seniors and they are doing a great job of teaching the younger girls,” said Barnes. “It is always hard to be a senior on a rebuilding team.” The Thoroughbreds start four freshmen. The seniors know that their responsibilities extend be-
Campbell County High School senior Tom Harmon signs to play football with Georgetown College. THANKS TO JULI HALE
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EDITORIALS | LETTERS | COLUMNS | CH@TROOM
Ahh(choo)! It’s spring Stop the flow of Spring brings a lot of welcome warmth and beauty into our lives, but for many all those blessings also come with a curse in the form of seasonal allergy flare-ups. If you’re suffering, you’re not alone, as allergies are very common among both children and adults. Though allergies can Brian Walters COMMUNITY PRESS occur yearround, they GUEST COLUMNIST often worsen in spring as the levels of pollen and mold rise. Some patients may also have indoor allergies related to mold spores, dust and animal dander. Symptoms of
seasonal allergies include: » Watery, itchy eyes » Congestion » Sneezing » Ear fullness » Sore throat from post-nasal drip
Many can alleviate allergy symptoms with over-thecounter antihistamine medications like Claritin and Zyrtec, which don’t cause drowsiness and come in liquid form for children. Decongestants, like Sudafed, can also be effective, but should be used with caution if you have high blood pressure. Traditional allergy testing was previously completed with a series of skin pricks, which tested an individual’s allergic response to different allergens.
Thankfully though, now most physicians can complete comprehensive allergy testing with a much more convenient, comfortable and time-saving blood test. Once the cause of your allergies is identified, you can better control your symptoms through avoidance of allergens or the use of proper medications, if necessary. Patients with allergies are also at increased risk for conditions like eczema and asthma, so it’s important to see your doctor if you think you have one of these conditions or your symptoms seem to be worsening. Dr. Brian Walters is with St. Elizabeth Physicians at Mt. Zion Road.
LETTER TO THE EDITOR Church thanks volunteers
Second 12 Mile Baptist Church in Butler wants to say a special thanks to all those who volunteered during the weeks that we provided clothes, meals and supplies for the tornado victims. Whether you prepared or served food, sorted clothes or supplies, delivered lunches to those who worked with cleaning up, worked to help in the rebuilding of homes or donated hours of your time volunteering wherever needed, you were appreciated. Our church could not have provided for the needs of our community during this disaster had it not been for our surrounding neighbors, friends and church families. Every time that we thought we didn’t have enough food to serve or workers to work...God provided!
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We would also like to thank all the businesses that donated equipment and materials to help in the rebuilding of our community. Thank you to everyone who made monetary donations to our church. We are working on getting all of the donations out to the tornado victims in our community.
May God richly bless you for all that you have done for our community and for your kindness to those affected by this tornado. For we are laborers together with God - 1 Corinthians 3:9. Pam Mains Alexandria
Debt crisis is predictable House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan put it best: “This coming debt crisis is the most predictable crisis we’ve ever had.” We have a choice of two directions for our country: we can adopt a responsible budget that preserves our future or continue to spend ourselves into a Greek-style disaster. In the House, Republicans for the second straight year passed a longterm, factbased budget plan that addresses our debt burden. Chairman Geoff Davis Ryan’s budCOMMUNITY PRESS get, “The Path GUEST COLUMNIST to Prosperity,” grabs control of our deficits now and reins in exploding health care costs – all without raising taxes. The president is constantly in search of a “fair” solution, and we have one with this blueprint. The Path to Prosperity treats our debt burden as the spending problem it is instead of an excuse to raise more revenue from job creators. With four straight years of trillion-dollar deficits and a total debt in excess of $15 trillion, Washington has spent well
beyond its means for far too long. The House Republican plan cuts spending by over $5 trillion relative to the president’s budget, and it does so in a responsible manner that protects seniors. This proposal does not alter Medicare for current beneficiaries or those nearing retirement. In addition, it gives future retirees the flexibility to choose the plan that best fits their needs or to stick with the traditional Medicare plan, and it does so without bankrupting the system. By ensuring that Medicare is on a more sustainable path, we can preserve and strengthen the system for current and future beneficiaries. The budget also proposes to strengthen our economy by enacting pro-growth tax reform. The Path to Prosperity simplifies the tax code and reduces rates for everyone. This plan moves from the current six individual tax brackets to two at rates of 10 and 25 percent. In addition, it reduces our corporate tax rate – currently the highest in the industrialized world – to a competitive 25 percent. In these times of financial strain and low growth, this tax reform proposal would get our economy moving again and keep more money in the pockets of hard-
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working Americans. The Path to Prosperity puts us on the road to a balanced budget, a growing economy, and a smaller, more manageable debt. These are the goals we need to achieve to position our nation for a stronger future. Unfortunately, the president and the Senate are on a different page. The president’s blueprint, which imposes $2 trillion in tax increases and adds $11 trillion to our debt, falls woefully short of addressing our fiscal or economic challenges. The president’s budget has not received a single “yes” vote in Congress. While the president’s budget proposal is impractical and unpopular, the Senate Democrats have not even bothered to offer one. They have not passed a budget in over 1,000 days. By the year 2037, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office projects that the U.S. economy will collapse – if we fail to adopt a solution to our fiscal challenges. Given the options before the Congress, the question of which budget is our best choice is clear: The Path to Prosperity. U.S. Rep. Geoff Davis, R-Hebron, is a member of the U.S. House of Representatives.
dangerous drugs Three people in Kentucky and 100 people in the United States will die today of prescription drug overdoses. Kentucky loses more than 1,000 people a year to the abuse of drugs like Xanax, Oxycodone and Methadone. Because only 55 percent of the total statewide accidental deaths are autopsied, we believe the number of overdose cases is actually double the reported figure. Last month, I shared a few more troubling statistics with a congressional subcommittee looking into ways to combat the scourge of prescription drug abuse. Kentucky is the fourth mostmedicated state Jack Conway COMMUNITY PRESS in the country, according to an GUEST COLUMNIST analysis by Forbes Magazine. Today, prescription drug abuse kills more people in our state than car crashes. My message to U.S. Rep. Mary Bono Mack and the rest of the subcommittee was clear – the time to act is now. That is also a message I have delivered to Kentucky lawmakers. I am hopeful everyone will support House Bill 4 during this legislative session. This legislation is an important step in our effort to fight a problem that is killing our people. Prescription drug abuse has spread like wildfire across the commonwealth and the nation over the past decade. The key to tackling this issue that bleeds across state lines is for each state to implement prescription drug monitoring programs (PDMPs), similar to Kentucky’s KASPER system. During my testimony, I urged the committee and the National Office of Drug Control Policy to create a grant program that would bring all states online with electronic prescription drug monitoring, and upgrade software for existing states so that all of our systems can communicate with each other. Currently, 48 states have passed monitoring laws, but only 38 have operational systems. Legislation recently proposed by U.S. Rep. Hal Rogers, RSomerset, will help us achieve this goal. His Interstate Drug Monitoring Efficiency and Data Sharing Act would create a standardized system to share data from PDMPs to combat interstate pill trafficking.
Prescription drug abuse is an issue that knows no party. Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi and I have worked tirelessly in a bipartisan effort to crack down on the deadly pill pipeline between our two states. Law enforcement believe more than 60 percent of the pills on the streets of Kentucky can be traced to Florida. In fact, Bondi told me that when her drug investigators raided a Broward County pain clinic, 1,100 of the 1,700 medical records seized involved patients from Kentucky. That’s what we in law enforcement call “a clue.” Bondi has done a tremendous job taking on pill pushers dressed in white lab coats. Once home to 97 of the nation’s top 100 prescribers of Oxycodone, Florida is now down to just 13. In addition to cracking down on overprescribing physicians, pill mills and prescription pill traffickers, I continue to travel the state with my Keep Kentucky Kids Safe partners to warn Kentucky kids about the dangers of abusing prescription pills. I am joined by Dr. Karen Shay, Lynn Kissick and Mike Donta, parents who have lost children to prescription pill addiction. Their stories of love, heartache and courage are touching the lives of kids in every corner of the commonwealth. Together, we’ve alerted more than 10,000 students over the past year-and-a-half to the dangers of abusing pills that aren’t prescribed to them. Our efforts are striking a chord with students and parents. After attending one of our programs, Erin Olsson, a freshman at North Oldham High School, wrote to me to say our program is “saving lives.” In a separate letter, a grieving mother offered her help and shared the story of her son, Kyle, who died from an overdose in 2010. School by school, county by county, we are making a making a difference in the fight against prescription drug abuse. Our efforts even prompted the North Carolina Attorney General’s office to create an awareness program similar to Keep Kentucky Kids Safe. Be assured, I will continue working in Frankfort, in Washington, D.C., and in schools and communities across this great commonwealth to see that we do not lose another generation to this insipid addiction. Jack Conway is Kentucky’s attorney general.
CAMPBELL COUNTY REPRESENTATIVES AND CONTACT INFO Senator Katie Kratz Stine – District 24
Local address: 21 Fairway Drive, Southgate KY 41071 Frankfort address: 702 Capitol Ave. Annex Room 236, Frankfort, KY 40601 Local phone: 859-781-5311 Frankfort phone: 502-564-3120 Email: email@example.com Website: http://www.lrc.ky.gov/ legislator/S024.htm
Representative Joseph Fischer – District 68
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Representative Dennis Keene – District 67
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THURSDAY, APRIL 12, 2012
PEOPLE | IDEAS | RECIPES
Campbell County celebrates National Library Week with events and prizes By Amanda Joering Alley
From books, movies and CDs to computer access and a variety of classes and programs, the Campbell County Public Library (CCPL) offers a wealth of options and information to local residents. During National Library Week April 9-14, the library is setting out to encourage even more people to take advantage of all it has to offer. “To me, the library is essential to the community because it provides so many services beyond just books,” said Chantelle Bentley, the branch manager in Newport and interim branch manager in Fort Thomas. “For example, we not only offer computer access, but also teach the computer skills that help people be successful.” CCPL Director JC Morgan in today’s day and age, people are often pampered by having easy access to so much information. The celebration of National Library Week is a chance for everyone to recognize how important libraries are to the community, Morgan said. “It makes us aware of what an informed democracy means,” Morgan said. “At the library you have such easy access to information and can read about almost any topic you can imagine.” Between its three branches, the CCPL services about 60,000 visitors every month who check out about 80,000 items and spend about 17,000 hours using the library’s computers. Even though Internet is accessible elsewhere, Morgan said many people still don’t have computers and some who do can’t afford to pay for Internet service at home. For Fort Thomas resident Donna Hoffman, who visits the library a couple times a month, her appreciation of the library centers around its educational opportunities. “It’s about continuing education,” Hoffman said. “With the library, even those people that can’t afford further education can come to the library and begin to explore and learn.” In her opinion, Hoffman said the best guides for those educational explorations are the librarians, who can help patrons find exactly what they’re looking for
Library page Lisa Schierenbeck puts away books at the Cold Spring branch of the library. AMANDA JOERING ALLEY/COMMUNITY RECORDER
Kenzie Nehus and Kayla Nehus read a book together at the Fort Thomas branch of the Campbell Couny Public Library. AMANDA JOERING ALLEY/COMMUNITY RECORDER Patrons use a set of computers at the Newport branch of the library. AMANDA JOERING ALLEY/COMMUNITY RECORDER
in the library. Morgan said the reach of the library’s informational offering
stretch from the cradle to the grave, starting with several programs, story times and more for
infants and young children. Joyce Emery, children’s services librarian at the Fort Thomas branch, said the library promotes literacy from an early age by giving children a lot of exposure to reading and interaction with books. The library, like the home, is another place where adults can reinforce the importance of reading and learning, Emery said. “We live in a busy world and parents sometimes struggle to find time to focus on reading,” Emery said. “The library is another way that children can get exposure to the written word.” Ann Stevenson, an employee at Happy Times Child Development Center in Cold Spring, said at the center, they recognize the importance of reading to chil-
dren at an early age. Once a week, Steveson takes a group of children from the center to the Cold Spring branch of the library, where they get to pick the books that will be read to them throughout the week. “The kids just love it,” Stevenson said. “They get to hear all different kinds of books that, in today’s economy, parents could not afford to go out and buy.” Morgan said at any time a patron can come the library and walk out with hundreds of dollars worth of materials. For those who can’t come the library, CCPL has a service that will deliver library materials to home-bound patrons. Throughout National Library Week, library representatives will be at booths in local stores like Kroger and County Market, signing people up for library cards. Anyone with a library card who checks out an item during the week can enter to win a prize basket filled with books, DVDs and more. For more information visit any of the library’s branches or visit www.cc-pl.org.
Lederer a mainstay for Alexandria Fire Department Major started serving in 1958 By Chris Mayhew firstname.lastname@example.org
ALEXANDRIA — Bud “Val” Lederer, 74, is still a daily fixture at the Alexandria Fire Department where he’s been volunteering since 1958. Lederer said he doesn’t go into fires or take an active physical part in responding to calls anymore, but he does respond on runs to watch out for the safety of the personnel. Lederer, with the rank of major, is the department’s safety officer. A graduate of Kentucky’s second-ever Emergency Medical Technician class in 1974, Lederer said he has maintained his training to retain his EMT number of 61 to this day. It’s one of the four lowest certificate numbers left in
Val "Bud" Lederer continues to volunteer at the Alexandria Fire Department after joining in 1958. CHRIS MAYHEW/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER
Kentucky, he said. “I got out into it in 1958 when I got out of the service, and it became part of me at that time,” he
said. Chief Jeff Pohlman said Lederer is a rarity and part of a generation that put a high value on
community service. “At his age he’s still very dedicated and you just don’t see that these days,” Pohlman said.
In 2008, Pohlman wrote a letter nominating Lederer for a second Firefighter of the Year Award from the Northern Kentucky Firefighters Association. Lederer received the award in 2008, and also received the award in 1995. “Major Lederer is still an integral part of the Alexandria Fire District,” said Pohlman in his 2008 nomination letter. “During the week you can set your clock to 8:30 a.m. and Bud will come through the door before heading off to work to make sure a fresh pot of coffee is on for he firefighters.” Lederer still attends regular fire and EMS training, responds to fire calls and goes to volunteer business meetings, fire district board meetings and county and sate firefighter association meetings, said Pohlman in his 2008 letter. All that still holds true in 2012, Pohlman said.
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THINGS TO DO IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD FRIDAY, APRIL 13 Community Dance Youth Dance, 7-10 p.m., Alexandria Firehouse, 7951 Alexandria Pike, Firehouse Hall. Concessions are available for $1 each. Ages 4-8. Benefits Alexandria Fire Explorer Post 100. $5. Presented by Alexandria Fire Explorer Post 100. Through May 11. 859-6355991; www.alexandriaky.org. Alexandria.
Dining Events Newport Elks Lenten Fish Fry, 4:45-7:30 p.m., Newport Elks Lodge, 3704 Alexandria Pike, Fish, steak and shrimp dinners, hamburger, chicken nuggets hush puppies and sides. Carryout available 4-7:30 p.m. Benefits Newport Elks Lodge 273. $2.25-$8.50. 859-441-1273. Cold Spring.
will say who might make it or break it. Ages 18 and up. $7. 859-957-2000; www.funnyboneonthelevee.com. Newport.
Sunday, April 15 Antiques Shows
Burlington Antique Show, 6 a.m.-3 p.m., Boone County Fairgrounds, 5819 Idlewild Road, More than 200 vendors with antiques, vintage jewelry and furniture, primitives, architectural elements, mid-century collectibles, American and memorabilia. Early buying, 6-8 a.m. with $5 admission. $3, free ages 12 and under. Presented by Burlington Antique Show. 513-922-6847; www.burlingtonantiqueshow.com. Burlington.
Tai Chi for Seniors, 10-11 a.m., Elsmere Senior Center, 179 Dell St., Designed to help improve quality of life for people with arthritis, limited mobility or anyone wanting to work on balance, strength and/or breathing issues. Slow-paced, graceful, low-impact form of exercise. Family friendly. $1. Through June 27. 859-727-2306. Elsmere.
Thursday, April 19
Wine Tasting, 1-6 p.m., StoneBrook Winery, Five for $5. 859-635-0111; www.stonebrookwinery.com. Camp Springs.
Layered Abstractions, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Artisans Enterprise Center, Free. 859-292-2322; www.covingtonarts.com. Covington.
Holiday - Earth Day
Wine Tasting, 5-9 p.m., StoneBrook Winery, 6570 Vineyard Lane, Stonebrook is on the Northern Kentucky Back Roads Wine Trail. Pick up passport at one of five wineries and get it validated at each winery for a gift. Family friendly. Five for $5. 859-635-0111; www.stonebrookwinery.com. Camp Springs.
Super Sundays Family Programming: Nature Abound Celebration of Earth, 1-5 p.m., Behringer-Crawford Museum, 1600 Montague Road, Learn what can we do to save the earth and our quality of life. Explore exhibits from Boone County Arboretum, Kenton County Extension Office, Sanitation District No. 1 and CSI. Children take home glove garden. Family friendly. Free. 859-491-4003; www.bcmuseum.org. Covington.
Our Rivers’ Fury: Past and Present Ohio Valley Floods, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., BehringerCrawford Museum, $7, $6 seniors, $4 children. 859-4914003. Covington.
Music - Rock Natalie Wells Band, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., JerZee’s Pub and Grub, 708 Monmouth St., Free. 859-4913500; www.jerzeespub.com. Newport.
On Stage - Comedy Big Night of Comedy, 8-10:30 p.m., Newport Syndicate, 18 E. Fifth St., Ambassador Room. Local and nationally touring comedians: Michael Rudolph, Dave Webster, John Bernard, Rob Wilfong and Shelley Iker. Adult content. Ages 21 and up. Benefits Multiple Sclerosis Society and the Schmidt that Matters. $100 table of eight, $15 individual. Reservations required. Presented by The Schmidt that Matters. 859-8027093; www.facebook.com/ TheSchmidtThatMatters. Newport. Eddie Ifft, 8 p.m. 10:30 p.m., Funny Bone Comedy Club, Newport on the Levee, $15-$17. Through April 15. 859-957-2000; www.funnyboneonthelevee.com. Newport.
Saturday, April 14 Dining Events Winery Dinner, 6-9 p.m., StoneBrook Winery, 6570 Vineyard Lane, Buffet dinner and music. Family friendly. $25. Reservations required. 859-635-0111; www.stonebrookwinery.com. Camp Springs.
Drink Tastings Wine Tasting, 1-6 p.m., StoneBrook Winery, Five for $5. 859-635-0111; www.stonebrookwinery.com. Camp Springs.
Music - Rock Swimsuit Models, 10 p.m., Jefferson Hall, 1 Levee Way, Suite 2118, 859-491-6200. Newport. Ben Walz Band, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., JerZee’s Pub and Grub, 708 Monmouth St., Free. 859-4913500; www.jerzeespub.com. Newport.
On Stage - Comedy Eddie Ifft, 7:30 p.m. 10 p.m., Funny Bone Comedy Club, $15-$17. 859-957-2000; www.funnyboneonthelevee.com. Newport.
Recreation Open Paintball Games, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Diehard Paintball, 4936 Mary Ingles Highway, Play on a total of four fields, plus target range. All ages and levels during open games and groups according to skill set. Includes field pass, paint, rental equipment and unlimited CO2. Experienced players can bring their own gear and play on the PSP Air Ball field. Rain or shine. $39 per player. 859-781-7486; www.diehardpaintball.com. Campbell County. Tee Up for TS, 2-7 p.m., Devou Park Golf Course, 1344 Audubon Road, Golf outing, dinner and silent auction. Benefits Turner Syndrome Society Southwest Ohio Chapter. Golf, dinner and silent auction: $60 or $200 foursome. $25 dinner and silent auction only. Presented by Turner Syndrome Society of the United States. 513-697-0941; www.devouparkgolf.com.
Films Greatful Dead Second Annual Meet-Up at the Movies 2012, 7 p.m., AMC Newport On The Levee 20, One Levee Way, Suite 4100, Unreleased iconic concert captured at Alpine Valley Music Theatre on July 18, 1989. Features the complete concert with two and a half hours of music including “Touch of Grey,” “Bird Song,” “Eyes of the World” and more. $12.50. Presented by Fathom Events. 859-261-6795; www.fathomevents.com. Newport.
Music - Concerts Keep On Music Festival, noon-9 p.m. Scheduled to appear: Freekbass, Sonny Moorman, Robin Lacy, Cliftones, Prizenor, Eddie Hedges, DeZydeco, Goshorn Brothers, Life After Liftoff, Tony Wilson and the Godfather of Soul Band and others., Newport on the Levee, 1 Levee Way, Hosted by Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame and Grammy Award-winning musician Bootsy Collins. Rain or shine. Benefits Matthew 25 Ministries to assist local survivors of storm on March 2. $15, $10 advance. Presented by The Bootsy Collins Foundation. 859-291-0550; www.cincyticket.com. Newport.
Music - Religious Forgiven Trio, 6 p.m., Highland Avenue Baptist Tabernacle, 1080 Highland Ave., Gospel singing group consisting of Cloid, Debbie and Brian. Free. 859-7814510; www.habt.org. Fort Thomas.
On Stage - Comedy Eddie Ifft, 7:30 p.m., Funny Bone Comedy Club, $15-$17. 859-957-2000; www.funnyboneonthelevee.com. Newport.
DJ Toad, 10 p.m., Jefferson Hall, 1 Levee Way, Suite 2118, 859-4916200; www.jeffersonhall.com. Newport.
Support Groups Spouse Loss Support Group, 6-7:30 p.m., Hospice of the Bluegrass - Northern Kentucky, 7388 Turfway Road, Workshop for those who have experienced the loss of a significant other. Explore full scope and dimension of loss: physiological, psychological and spiritual symptoms of grief, changes in relationship with family, as well as social change, dating and the possibility of a new partner. Free. Registration required. 859-441-6332; www.hospiceb-
Ricky Nye and Bekah Williams, 7:30-11:30 p.m., Chez Nora, 530 Main St., 859-4918027; www.cheznora.com. Covington.
Twitter, 6:30 p.m., Boone County Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Share your thoughts with friends and make new friends on this short and sweet social networking site. Family friendly. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 859-342-2665. Burlington. Internet II, 10 a.m., Florence Branch Library, 7425 U.S. 42, Learn about search engines, keyword searching and more. Family friendly. Registration required. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 859-3422665. Florence.
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Birdbrain Crash, 10 p.m.-1 a.m., Sidebar, 322 Greenup St., Country/rock music. Ages 21 and up. Free. 859-431-3456. Covington. The Touchables, 10 p.m., Jefferson Hall, 1 Levee Way, Suite 2118, 859-491-6200; www.jeffersonhall.com. Newport.
Jim Norton, 8 p.m., Funny Bone Comedy Club, Newport on the Levee, Special engagement. No coupons or passes accepted. $22. 859-957-2000; www.funnyboneonthelevee.com. Newport.
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Northern Kentucky Sports Hall of Fame Meeting, 1 p.m. Guest speaker, Jim Boothe., Villa Hills Civic Club, 729 Rogers Road, Free. Presented by Northern Kentucky Sports Hall of Fame. 859-525-0333; http://sites.google.com/site/nkysportshalloffame/. Villa Hills.
Pits Rock Northern Kentucky Fun Walk, 4:15-5 p.m., Tractor Supply Co., 5895 Centennial Circle, Open to responsible pit bull owners willing to walk their well-behaved pit bulls together in public parks to show positive side of the breed. Free. Presented by Pawzitive Petz Rescue. Through Oct. 28. 859-746-1661. Florence.
Pottery Wheel Class for Kids, 5:30 p.m. Second class will be on the glazing process including a one to one critique and recommendations. Finished works can be picked up., Art on the Levee Gallery, Newport on the Levee, Learn the steps of creating a piece of pottery from wedging, shaping and trimming. Instructor will discuss hand building with three different styles: coil, pinch and slabs. With Karen Herbert. $20. Registration required. 513-734-1822; www.artonthelevee.com. Newport.
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The Department of Theatre and Dance at Northern Kentucky University presents the musical comedy "My Favorite Year" April 12-22 in NKU's Corbett Theatre. Show times are 8 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday. For more information, call 859-572-5464 or visit theatre.nku.edu/boxoffice. Pictured is senior Drew Blakeman, center, as Benjy Stone surrounded by the showgirls, from left: senior Abby Wagner, senior Courtney Duncan (choreographer) and sophomore Taylor Reynolds. Photo by Mikki Schaffner. THANKS TO
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The American Dream: America’s Lifeline, 7 p.m., Thomas More College Science Lecture Hall, 333 Thomas More Parkway, Dr. Roger A. Fortin, Xavier University Norwood Campus administrative director, will stress the significance of the American Dream, which has motivated and fascinated everyone since the sixteenth century. Part of the Henry R. Winkler Lecture series. Free. Presented by Thomas More College. 859341-5800; www.thomasmore.edu. Crestview Hills.
The Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center will present the musical "Pump Boys and Dinettes" weekends April 13-29 in the Otto M. Budig Theatre. Show times are 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 3 p.m. Sundays April 13-29. Call 859-957-1940 or visit www.thecarnegie.com. Pictured, from left, are Jon Kovach as Jackson, Lisa DeRoberts as Prudie Cupp, Steve Goers as LM, Sara Mackie as Rhetta Cupp and Brad Myers as Jim. Photo by Matt Steffen. THANKS TO SHANNAN BOYER g.org. Florence.
TUESDAY, APRIL 17 Art Exhibits Layered Abstractions, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Artisans Enterprise Center, Free. 859-292-2322; www.covingtonarts.com. Covington.
Clubs & Organizations Triangle Toastmasters Meeting, 7-8:30 p.m., Campbell County Fiscal Court, 1098 Monmouth St., Become a confident, more effective speaker. Family friendly. Free. Presented by Triangle Toastmasters. Through Feb. 19. 859-652-3348; www.speak2lead.org. Newport.
Lectures Six@Six Lecture Series, 6 p.m. Someone’s in the Kitchen with Dinah. A look at the contributions of African-American women to the traditions of Southern culinary excellence
On Stage - Comedy JuDee Brown’s W.O.W Comedy Night, 8 p.m., Funny Bone Comedy Club, Newport on the Levee, Apollo Style. Audience
Shopping Thrift Sale, 7 a.m.-noon, United Christian Volunteers of Elsmere, 15 Kenton St., Weekly thrift sale. Family friendly. 859-727-4417. Elsmere.
includes interesting old-timey€ recipes., Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center, 1028 Scott Blvd., $30 season pass, $6; free for students. 859-572-1448; civicengagement.nku.edu/ sixatsix. Covington.
Music - Rock The Fibbs, 10 p.m., Jefferson Hall, 1 Levee Way, Suite 2118, 859-491-6200; www.jeffersonhall.com. Newport. Palisades, 6 p.m. With Sirena, Empire:Andromeda, All My Friends Are Dead, Role Models and Achilles descent., Bangarang’s of Covington, 620 Scott Blvd., $12, $10 advance. 513-4603815; www.bangarangsmusic.com. Covington.
Behringer-Crawford Museum will present Earth Awareness Day as part of its Super Sunday Family Programming from 1-5 p.m. April 15. The free event includes a tree walk through Devou Park with Dr. Pat Burns, an informative talk On Stage - Comedy from Chuck Parrish and a performance by the Northern HAHA at The Avenue, 8-11 p.m., Kentucky Youth Choir. Children can make their own "glove The Avenue Lounge, 411 Madigarden" to take home. Admission and all activities are free. son Ave., Comedy showcase Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 859-491-4003. THANKS TO with stand-up comic, sketch characters and music. 859-261-
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Rita offers version of Giada’s Roman chicken We took a walk through our little patch of woods and I’ve never seen jack-in-thepulpits, Rita dog’s tooth Heikenfeld violets and RITA’S KITCHEN trilliums blooming this soon. I’m picking violets for jelly, jam and vinegar. My friends Butch and Char Castle have already gifted me with morels, so they’re early, too. And if I don’t get out soon to pick the dandelion flowers, I won’t be making dandelion wine. Some of them are already in the puffball stage. Spring is a busy time for many of you, as well, so I know you’ll like the quick and tasty recipes I’m sharing today.
This looked so good when Giada De Laurentiis made it on television. Here’s my adaptation. I served it with mashed potatoes.
5-6 chicken thighs or breasts, or combination of both, boned and skinned Salt and pepper to taste ¼ cup olive oil 2-3 bell peppers, sliced (I used red, orange and yellow) 3-4 oz. prosciutto, chopped 2-3 teaspoons minced garlic (start with 2) 14.5 oz. can diced tomatoes (I used Kroger petite) ½ cup white wine
CLARIFICATION Dick Bader’s cheesecake – Dick said the filling is for 1 cheesecake in a 9-inch or 10-inch springform pan. The crust is for 2 cheesecakes, so you can divide the crust recipe in half.
Rita's version of Giada De Laurentiis’ Roman chicken features a trio of bell peppers. THANKS TO RITA HEIKENFELD. 1 teaspoon each: dried oregano and thyme, plus more oregano if desired ½ cup chicken broth 2 tablespoons capers, drained Parsley, chopped, about a handful
Season chicken and brown on both sides in olive oil over medium heat. Remove and set aside. Add peppers and cook until lightly brown. Add prosciutto and cook until it’s crisp, but be careful so that you don’t overcook, causing it to get tough. Add garlic and cook
a couple of minutes. Add tomatoes, wine, herbs and broth, and stir to get browned bits off bottom. Put chicken back in pan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer and cook, covered, until chicken is cooked through. Adjust seasonings. Stir in capers and parsley.
Tip from Rita’s kitchen
Prosciutto (pro-SHOOtoh) is Italian for ham. It’s ham that has been seasoned and salt cured, but not smoked, and air dried.
Rita’s version of O’Charley’s caramel pie For several readers. I got a huge response to this, including my neighbor, Lisa Caudill, who said she got the recipe from the restaurant years ago. Thanks to all who were nice enough to share. I went to O’Charley’s and ate a piece – so rich – and the waitress also gave me the recipe. There are several suggested ways to make the filling. The most popular is cooking two unopened cans sweetened condensed milk (remove wrappers)
in a pan with several inches of water over the top of the cans and boiling them for one to three hours (and making sure they are always covered with boiling water) until milk caramelizes in the can, and turns a tawny brown and gets very thick. Some recipes said cook with the lid on the pan, others said leave the pan lid off. The problem with boiling in the can is that there’s a slight chance it could explode if it isn’t always covered with boiling water. Lisa also suggested pouring the milk in a double boiler or nonstick pan and cooking it until it caramelized. That would work but would take close watching. I figured out an easier way that requires no cooking! And it’s a dead ringer for O’Charley’s. Here it is: Favorite graham cracker crust, baked 2 13.4 oz. cans dulce de leche, which is simply already caramelized sweetened condensed milk (I used Nestle La Lechera) Whipped cream Mini chocolate chips
as well as sooty blotch and fly speck diseases. Liberty – a very tart, McInMike tosh-type Klahr apple that ripens in HORTICULTURE CONCERNS late August. In a cool fall, Liberty develops dark red stripes over a green/yellow fruit. Enterprise – a red, spicy, crisp and finegrained apple that ripens in mid-to-late October. Enterprise has a relatively thick skin, a very good disease resistance package and stores well until February. Gold Rush – a very firm, tart, yellow apple that ripens in mid-to-late October. It sweetens up in
Crescent cookies like Wiedeman Pastry Shop.
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Baking soda bath to tenderize meat. Ray would like to get details. I’ve never heard of this, but perhaps somebody has.
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storage and is one of the best storing apples available, keeping up to eight months. It has a very good resistance to scab and fire blight, but is susceptible to cedar apple rust. Sundance – a firm, yellow apple, which is more difficult to find. It is very resistant to all four of the early season problem diseases and ripens in mid-October. Since these apples are disease resistant, many novice growers mistakenly believe they don’t need to spray them. Attempting to grow apples without spraying for plum curculio, codling moth, rosy apple aphid and scale can cause major crop losses. Mike Klahr is the Boone County extension agent for horticulture.
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Choosing an apple tree Question: What varieties of apple trees do you recommend for this area? Answer: Apples are popular among home fruit growers, but most people don’t realize how susceptible apple trees are to various insects and diseases. Kentucky fruit growers must contend with fire blight, cedar apple rust and powdery mildew. Today, there are many scab-immune apple varieties available. The following apple varieties have performed well in Kentucky and are discussed in order of ripening. Redfree – a red apple that ripens in August and colors well for this time of the season. Redfree is a tart, sweet apple which will keep for several months and also has resistance to cedar apple rust,
Scrape dulche de leche in a bowl and stir to blend. Pour into crust. Place in refrigerator a few hours. Serve with whipped cream and garnish with mini chips.
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Healthy teeth lead to better overall health Did you know Kentucky usually ranks within the top five states for the most people with missing teeth? It is not a statistic to be proud of. Teeth help us chew our foods to start the digestion process and, look good when we smile or laugh. There are some choices you can make to help improve your dental health and hopefully help you teeth last your entire life. When it comes to oral health and the teeth, food
is both protective and preventive. Dental decay can be caused by many things: Acids on teeth: When we eat carbohydrates, acids are released that can damage teeth. The more often we eat these foods, the greater the potential damage to tooth enamel. In other words, frequency of exposure causes more harm than the amount of food consumed. Each exposure causes a 20minute acid attack that may cause tooth decay.
Food characteristics: Some foods, like cooked starches, tend to stick to teeth even if they Diane are not Mason sticky on EXTENSION their own. NOTES Chips and crackers are examples of sticky foods. Dried fruits, and some candies are also in the “sticky” foods group.
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Slow-dissolving foods: Foods that remain in the mouth for a long period of time can cause acids to destroy tooth enamel. In addition to the candies you might think of, cookies and granola bars also fall into this category. Meal time: Foods eaten as part of a meal produce less acid. Your saliva production increases when you eat a meal. The extra saliva helps clear food from the mouth. Also, water, especially that with added fluoride, neutral-
izes acids, strengthens enamel, and washes food out of the mouth. Good oral health is important to overall health. Tooth, gum and mouth diseases are linked to several other health issues including diabetes, stroke, and cardiovascular disease. Tooth decay can be prevented. Consider the following: » Use fluoride toothpastes » Drink water containing fluoride
» Visit a dentist regularly » Eat limited amounts of between meal snacks, especially those high in carbohydrates or simple sugars » Brush twice a day and floss once a day Diane Mason is county extension agent for family and consumer sciences at the Boone County Cooperative Extension Service.
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Ray Gettins from US Veteran Resources will present this informative seminar on veteran’s beneﬁts.
1 CEU credit is available for nurses or social workers This is a free seminar open to the community. Light refreshments will be served. RSVP to Donna or Jenny by April 16.
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Pictured, from left, are Nancy Francis, Community Foundation of Northern Kentucky board member; Shawn Baker; and Charlene Erler, Community Foundation of Northern Kentucky board chair, at the open house featuring Community Services of Northern Kentucky’s $150,000 building renovation, made possible by a grant from the Community Foundation. Community Services includes Adult Day Care of Northern Kentucky and Speech and Hearing of Northern Kentucky. THANKS TO GAIL MYERS
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DEATHS Donald Amann Donald J. Amann, 77, of California, formerly of Highland Heights, Covington and Siesta Key, Fla, died March 30, 2012, at his residence. He was a brick mason and a franchise owner with his brother Jim of the Charles Chip home delivery company. He enjoyed woodworking, drawing, camping, traveling and coaching knothole baseball and grade school basketball. He was a Kentucky Colonel and a member of the Friendly Aces Men's Club since it started in 1955 at the Standard Club in Covington. He was inducted into the Northern Kentucky Sports Hall of Fame for baseball. Survivors include his wife, Nancy C. Rose; sons, Joseph Amann, Tim Amann and Scott Amann; daughters, Linda Meister and Theresa Tierney; brother, David Amann; sister, Jean Warken; 10 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Burial was at St. Stephens Cemetery. Memorials: Hospice of St. Elizabeth or Disaster Relief to Tornado Victims.
Leslie Armstrong Leslie Robert “Les” Armstrong, 93, of Fort Thomas, died March 17, 2012, at VA Nursing Home in Fort Thomas. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II aboard the USS Colorado. He was a member of the VFW for 65 years, serving as a commander for the John R. Little Post No. 3186. He was All State Commander for Kentucky twice and was a Kentucky Colonel. He was a member of the AMVETS, American Legion, DAV, Fort Thomas Seniors, Club 55, Southgate Seniors and Bellevue Vets Seniors. His first wife, Josephine Bramble; and second wife, Betty Saner, died previously. Survivors include his sons, William of Alexandria and Robert of Portland, Ore.; and five grandchildren. Burial was in Independence Cemetery. Memorials: VA Fort Thomas Nursing Home c/o Bobbie Wheeler, 1000 S. Fort Thomas Ave., Fort Thomas, KY 41075, 859-572-6210; VA Medical Center, Voluntary Service; or Honor Flight Bluegrass Chapter, P.O. Box 43986, Middletown, KY 40253-0986, 502-550-3093 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Elizabeth Fort Thomas. She loved to travel and was active in Women's Club, scouting and the United Methodist Church. Her three brothers; two sisters; husband, Charles Homer Bowers; and a great-granddaughter, Sophie Grace Chowning, died previously. Survivors include her sons, Michael Alan Bowers of Sharonville, Ohio, and John Charles Bowers of Cold Spring; six grandchildren; and eight greatgrandchildren. Memorials: Alexandria United Methodist Church, 8306 W. Main St., Alexandria, KY 41001.
Le Roy Carl Le Roy C. Carl, 79, of Cold Spring, died March 31, 2012, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. He was a retired caretaker and lifetime member of the Bob White Club in Claryville, Ky. He served in the U.S. Army and was a member of American Legion Post No. 219 in Alexandria, Fraternal Order of the Eagles Bellevue\Newport and St. Joseph Parish in Camp Springs. He was a a 4-H leader, Boy Scout leader and commissioner for Dan Beard Council. Survivors include his wife, Marian Schack Carl; sons, Richard Carl, Le Roy Carl and Al Carl; daughter, Ann Marie Behrle; and four grandchildren. Interment was at St. Joseph Cemetery, Camp Springs. Memorials: Redwood, 71 Orphanage Road, Fort Mitchell, KY 41017; St. Elizabeth Hospice, 483 S. Loop Road, Edgewood, KY 41017; or St. Joseph Church, 6833 Four Mile Road, Camp Springs, KY 41059.
Emma Ehmet Emma Marie Marsch Ehmet, 91, of Villa Hills, formerly of Bellevue died March 31, 2012, at St. Elizabeth Fort Thomas. She was a clerk with Woolworths department store in Newport and a member of the Lawler Hanlon VFW Post Women’s Auxiliary for 58 years. She was a lifetime member of the DAV auxiliary in Cold Spring and a Kentucky Colonel. Her husband, Clem “Bud” C. Ehmet, died previously. Survivors include his nieces, Barb Wahoff and Margie VogelCoomer; and nephews, Don Warren and Thomas Warren. Entombment was in Evergreen Cemetery, Southgate. Memorials: Madonna Manor Nursing Home, 2344 Amsterdam Road, Villa Hills, KY 41017.
Shirley Gers Shirley L. Gers, 80, of Highland Heights, died March 29, 2012, at St. Elizabeth Fort Thomas. Survivors include her husband, Elmer F. Gers; son, Gary Gers; daughter, Sharon DeMoss; and two grandchildren. Burial was at St. Stephens Cemetery.
Shirley Grossheim Shirley Grossheim, 83, of Newport, died April 4, 2012, at Hospice of Cincinnati in Blue Ash, Ohio. She was a secretary for General Electric and a loan processor for Ford/Citi Corp. Survivors include her nephew, George Raum of Northern Kentucky. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery, Southgate.
Lavinia Hope Janow, 92, of Lexington, formerly of Fort Thomas, died April 3, 2012, in Lexington. She was a member of the Bellevue Vets Women's Auxiliary. Survivors include her sons, William Janow of Lexington and Jeffrey Knable of Fort Thomas; and four grandchildren. She donated her body to the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine.
Survivors include his father and mother, David Long Sr. and Cheryl Wilson, both of Bellevue; brother, David Long Jr. of Dayton; grandmother, Nancy Eaton of Newport; and grandfather, Ralph Wilson of Bellevue.
Memorials: Wood Hudson Cancer Research Laboratory, 931 Isabella St., Newport, KY 41071.
Charlsey Lamb Charlsey Coates Lamb, 77, of Northern Kentucky, died April 2, 2012, at home. She was a long time member of the Florence United Methodist Church and enjoyed cooking, reading, traveling and lunching with friends. Survivors include her husband, William Lamb; daughter, Stacey Adams; brother, Randy Coates; three grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Memorials: Kentucky United Methodist Homes for Children and Youth, P.O. Box 749, Versailles, KY 40383 or League for Animal Welfare, 4193 Taylor Road, Batavia, Ohio 45103.
Jacob Long Jacob Steven Long, 33, of Bellevue, died March 29, 2012, from an auto accident. He attended Bellevue High School, was an assembler for Packaging Unlimited in Covington and a member of the Bellevue Eagles. He was a Pittsburgh Steelers fan and enjoyed fishing.
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DEATHS Continued from Page B5 sister, Billie Pompilio Russell, died previously. Survivors include his wife, Tina Baioni Mason; daughter, Mareka Mason Miller; sons, Kip, Justin and Jordan Mason; sisters, Terrie Deaton and Mikeala Raleigh; and six grandchildren. Burial was in St. Stephen Cemetery, Fort Thomas. Memorials: Jordan Mason College Fund c/o any US Bank location.
Gladys McCarter Gladys M. Rippley McCarter, 95, of Bellevue, died March 31, 2012. She was a clerk with R.L. Polk & Co. in Cincinnati. Her husband, Philip Bell McCarter; a brother, Clarence Rippley; and her sister, Mary Flinker, died previously. Survivors include her daughters, Peggy Thomas of Erlanger, Bonnie Meyer of Bellevue and Sharon Schweinzger of Dayton; brother, William Rippley of Tampa, Fla.; six grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery, Southgate. Memorials: First Baptist Church of Bellevue, 254 Washington Ave., Bellevue, KY 41073.
Carl McGraw Carl Edward McGraw, 89, of Fort Thomas, formerly of Falmouth, died March 28, 2012, at Highlandspring of Fort Thomas. For more than 10 years, he and his wife owned and operated the former Falmouth Florist. He was a U.S. Army World War II veteran and a member of St. Francis Xavier Church in Falmouth. His wife, Barbara June Lancas-
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sisters, Wilma Thornburg of Muncie, Ind., and Lois Cave of Waynesburg, Ky.; eight grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Interment was in Forest Lawn Cemetery, Erlanger. Memorials: First Baptist Church, 400 Linden St., Ludlow, KY 41016.
Pamela Sue Nelson, 56, of Newport, died March 31, 2012, at her residence. She was a teacher's aide with the Newport Board of Education. Her husband, Roy Nelson Jr., died previously. Survivors include her mother, Lillian Hamilton Wade of Newport; daughters, Gena Beaty and Kim Burk, both of Dayton; sister, Debbie Carpenter of Newport; three grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery, Southgate. Memorials: Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation Greater Cincinnati, 522 Cincinnati Mills Road, Suite B248, Cincinnati, OH 45240.
Robert S. Schack, 70, of Camp Springs, died March 30, 2012, at St. Elizabeth Fort Thomas. He served in the U.S. Army, was a farmer and lifetime member at St. Joseph Parish in Camp Springs. He served on numerous agricultural councils and boards. Survivors include his daughters, Stephanie Zink and Kimberly Fahlbush; brothers, Leonard and Herman Schack; and six grandchildren. Interment was at St. Joseph Cemetery, Camp Springs. Memorials: St. Joseph School, 6829 Four Mile Road, Melbourne, KY 41059.
Evelyn Louise Reinhart, 82, of Bromley, died March 31, 2012, at Villaspring of Erlanger. She was a homemaker and a member of First Baptist Church in Ludlow and Ludlow Senior Citizens. She cooked for church dinners, drove the church van and was a Sunday school teacher. Her first husband, Harvey Harden; second husband, Carl Reinhart; and a son, John Harden, died previously. Survivors include her sons, Dennis Harden of Fort Thomas and Michael Harden of Jackson County, Ky.; daughter, Susan Harden of Florence; brother, Donald Gerkey of Tavares, Fla.;
Edward Seifert, 81, of Butler, died March 28, 2012, at his residence. He was a U.S. Army Korean War veteran and retired from the Mead Corp. as a production manager. He was a life member of Newport Elks. Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Seifert; son, Edward “Bo” Seifert of Burlington; daughters; Madonna L. Seifert and Theresa J. Seifert, both of Bellevue, and Susanna M. Schuman of Woodlawn; and five grandchildren. Memorials: Hospice of Hope in Maysville.
Robert Snyder Robert E. “Cowboy Bob” Snyder, 64, of Bloomington, Ind., formerly of New York, died March 27, 2012, at his home. He served in the U.S. Army in Berlin and did two tours in Vietnam. He was a volunteer firefighter, a police officer, long-haul truck driver and maintenance specialist. He enjoyed fishing, tinkering in his garage, country music and movies. His father, Robert E. Snyder, died previously. Survivors include his mother, Gloria Knowles of Bloomington, Ind.; sons, Nathan and Noah Snyder of Silver Grove; daughter, Melissa Jean of Dayton, Ohio; stepdaughters, Abby and Samantha Stephen of Dayton, Ohio; and sisters, Joyce Stumpf of Bloomington, Ind., and Barbara Bailey of Fairborn, Ohio. Memorials: I.U. Health Bloomington Hospital Hospice, P.O. Box 1149, Bloomington, IN 47402.
James Sweigart Sr. James H. Sweigart Sr., 88, of Fort Thomas, died March 30, 2012, at VA Nursing Home in Fort Thomas. He was an engineer with N.C.R in Cambridge, Ohio, a deacon at St. Thomas Parish in Fort Thomas and a member of the Knights of Columbus. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and was awarded the Purple Heart. He was a member of the American Legion and the D.A.V., and received the Silver Beaver Award from the Boy Scouts. His five brothers; one sister; and two daughters, Deborah Stanley and Cindy Schwartz, died previously. Survivors include his wife, Mary Jean Gleason Sweigart of Highland Heights; sons, James H. Sweigart Jr. of Highland Heights,
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Lloyd Vittitoe Lloyd Vittitoe, 88, of Florence, died March 30, 2012, at his residence. He was a retired truck driver with Roadway Trucking and a mason. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps in the Pacific Theater during World War II, was a golf enthusiast and enjoyed working at Boone Links Golf Course. His wife, Alpha, died previously. Survivors include his daughters, Shirley Vittitoe of Cincinnati and Lisa Vittitoe of Florence; sons, Henry Brock of Crittenden, James Vittitoe of Melbourne, Michael Vittitoe of Burlington and Jeffery Vittitoe of Jacksonville, Fla.; brother, Hagan Vittitoe of Peoria, Ill.; six grandchildren; and eight greatgrandchildren. Memorials: American Cancer Society.
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Opal Williams Opal Williams, 88, of Alexandria, died April 4, 2012, at St. Elizabeth Fort Thomas. She was the youngest of 22 children, enjoyed crafts and was the last surviving daughter of a Civil War veteran. Her husband, Bryant, and a son, Harold, died previously. Survivors include her son, Michael Williams; daughter, Debbie Weber; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Interment was at Alexandria Cemetery. Memorials: St. Elizabeth Hospice, 85 N. Grand Ave., Ft. Thomas, KY 41075.
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POLICE REPORTS Parkway, March 19. Sharon Ward, 52, homeless, third-degree trespassing at 231 Center St., March 19. Keith Hudson, 18, homeless, warrant at 312 Eden, March 21. Karen Frank, 37, 303 Poplar, warrant at 303 Poplar, March 21. Samuel Diehl, 23, 82 Burney Lane, DUI at Sixth and Dayton, March 24. Michael Hamel, 30, 118 Taylor, second-degree disorderly conduct at 310 Lafayette, March 24. David Dephillips, 33, 308 Lindsey St., receiving stolen property at 110 Memorial Parkway, March 22. Billy Dowell, 30, 108 Ward, theft by unlawful taking at 53 Donnermeyer Drive, March 27. Alexander Wagner, 28, 735 Independence, warrant at Berry at Division, March 27. Paul Napier, 50, 1002 Columbia Second Floor, warrant at 95 Riviera, March 28. Joseph Groneck, 49, 413 Ward, warrant at 413 Ward, March 28. Evelyn Lear, 38, 7745 West Chester, receiving stolen property, theft by unlawful taking, expired license, DUI at Berry at Geiger, March 29. Christopher Hamblin, 27, 72 Pleasant Ridge, second-degree assault at 615 Fairfield, March 29. Kristin Koors, 31, 204 Colony Drive, theft by unlawful taking at 145 Fairfield Ave., April 1. Christopher Hard, 21, 316 Ninth Ave., warrant at 417 Foote Ave., April 1. Michelle Yates, 49, 103 Washington, warrant at 103 Washington, March 3. Jaime Morton, 35, 225 Memorial Parkway, theft by unlawful taking at 10 Donnermeyer, April 3.
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NEWPORT Arrests/citations Jeanine Greenwell, 32, 47 Indiana Ave., theft by unlawful taking, warrant at 130 Pavilion, April 3. John Grant, 33, 1130 Ann St., first-degree possession of a controlled substance, carrying a concealed deadly weapon at Ninth and Pavilion, April 2. Mark Carter, 43, 1113 Waterworks, theft by unlawful taking, alcohol intoxication in a public place at 10th and Monmouth, April 2. Hope Thames, 26, 308 Chestnut No. 105, theft of services at Seventh and Central, April 2. David Baldwin, 19, 36 15Th St., theft by unlawful taking at 1601 Monmouth, March 30. Carl Redleaf, 50, 1034 Hamlet, violation of DVO at 819 Overton No. 1, April 1. William Wanamaker, 37, 157 Riva Ridge, second-degree burglary, third-degree criminal mischief at 203 Licking Pike, March 31. Shawn Sprinkle, 45, 341 East 10th St., fourth-degree assault at Ninth and Saratoga, March 31. Antoine Smith, 23, 4130 Section Ave., careless driving, suspended license, possession of marijuana, first-degree possession of a controlled substance at 500 block of Washington, March 30. Donita Coleman, 24, 4730 Secton Ave. Apt. 1, trafficking marijuana, first-degree possession of a controlled sub-
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1] Whichever comes ﬁrst. See dealer for details. See dealer for limited warranty details. Visit onstar.com. for coverage map, details and system limitations. Services vary by model and conditions.  OnStar MyLink is available on 2011 and newer vehicles, excluding STS. CTS closed end lease 39 months/10k per year lease $329 mo. $0 due at signing, no security deposit required with highly qualiﬁed approved credit.Total of payments $12831. SRX closed end lease 39 months/10k per year lease $409 mo. $0 due at signing, no security deposit required with highly qualiﬁed approved credit.Total of payments $15951. $.30 cents per mile penalty overage. Purchase option at termination.All offers are plus tax license and fees. Not available with some other offers. See dealer for details.Vehicle / equipment may vary from photo. In stock units only, while supplies last. Expires 4/10/2012
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Alcatel One Touch® 990
BlackBerry® Bold™ 9790
with 2-year contract and $100 mail-in rebate (orig.$229.99)
with 2-year contract and $100 mail-in rebate (orig. $449.99)
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