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The deadline is near to nominate top athletes who meet the highest of standards both on and off the field for the 2010 Community Recorder Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year online contest. By midnight tonight, April 29, go to nky.com/preps and click on the Sportsman icon on the right-hand side of the page. Nominations will be put on a ballot that will be available May 13 to midnight June 10. SEE SPORTS, A8

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Go climb a tree for fun. That’s the simple message of EarthJoy, a company owned by California residents Shelly and Bill Byrne, who guide climbers into the tree tops using ropes, safety harnesses and helmets. The company takes tour groups out for one- to two-and-a-half hour climbs in trees at A.J. Jolly Park and also Hocking Hills in Rockbridge, Ohio. “You can walk on a limb or swing back and forth once you get used to it up there,” Shelly said. Climbers can even sit in a hammock and hang upside down during the climbs, she said. The business is in its second full year, and offers the chance to climb trees 60 feet in height and taller, Shelly said. Shelly, a physical therapist, said she decided to start climbing after she saw someone else using ropes

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For more information about guided tree climbs with EarthJoy or reservation information visit twww.climbtreeswithearthjoy.com. EarthJoy offers both tree climbing classes and recreational climbs, typically on the weekends. and harnesses to get into the tree tops while on vacation six years ago. “It looked so peaceful,” she said. Once people get over their initial reservations about being up there, they tend to relax and enjoy themselves, Shelly said. “You just don’t get a better perspective on nature than you do from up there,” she said. Christian Ozimek of Loveland took to the trees at A.J. Jolly Park for his 10th birthday party Saturday, April 24. Ozimek, his family and a group

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Josh Pinchek, 10, of Loveland props his leg against the base of a tree at A.J. Jolly Park while on a guided climb Saturday, April 24 with the Campbell County-based company EarthJoy, a tree climbing company owned and operated by Shelly and Bill Byrne of California.

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Savings blogger Andrea Deckard, known on the Web as Mommy Snacks, has launched a new coupon database where you can search by type of food and/or brand Deckard and get available coupons to match to your grocery list. You can find Andrea’s blog, “Mommysnacks. net,’’ at www.cincinnati.com/lol.

Election deadline

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 mshaw@nky.com, or mail to Campbell County Recorder, 228 Grandview Drive, Fort Mitchell, KY 41017. E-mail is preferred. We will post all letters and columns that we can confirm at NKY.com, and print as many as space allows in the Alexandria Recorder.

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As part of a birthday party for 10-year-old Christian Ozimek of Loveland friends and family ascend into a tree and swing around using ropes and their own muscles at A.J. Jolly Park Saturday, April 24 as part of a guided afternoon with EarthJoy, a Campbell County-based tree climbing company.

of friends pulled themselves up into the tree using the method demonstrated by EarthJoy. They swung from the branches and played a game putting stuffed animal monkeys around high up and hard to reach branches. A few screams of delight, laughter and shouts of joy arose from the group as they climbed. “You get to go to new heights,” Ozimek said about why he liked the tree climb. Bill Byrne demonstrated how to make the climb safely, before they went up. EarthJoy uses seven different

types of rope knots including a version of the Blake’s Hitch, Prusik, and tagline knots, Bill said. EarthJoy pre-places the rope mounts before each climb. To make the ascent, climbers put their feet into a loop knot near the end of the rope and stand up to stretch the rope out. The climber then slides a knot above their head and repeats the process to manually pull themselves up. While it’s a lot of fun, people need to be ready for a little physical exertion, he said. “It’s absolutely a workout,” Bill said.

Jailer candidates share goals, background By Amanda Joering Alley ajoering@nky.com

The position of Campbell County Jailer has brought four candidates to the table this election season. In the upcoming primary election Democrat Phill Bartel is challenging Democrat incumbent Greg Buckler, while Republicans Jim Sawyer and James “Tom” Sparks are hoping to represent their party in the election. Incumbent Greg Buckler of Mentor has been serving as the county’s jailer for 12 years after working in law enforcement for 10 years. “I got into this because I saw it as a great way to broaden my horizons in law enforcement,” Buckler said. “I think over the last

12 years we’ve been able to do some great things.” Buckler said he is running again because he still has some goals he hopes to accomplish as Buckler jailer, including continuing to work on the community service program and dealing with the economic problems. “You need somebody with experience in there while we get through this tough economic time,” Buckler said. Buckler’s opposition, candidate Phill Bartel of Newport, was not available for comment. For the Republican primary, candidate Jim Sawyer of Newport

said his past business experience is what is needed to serve as jailer. “I ran a business for 40 years,” Sawyer said. “Being the Sparks jailer is about running a business, not law enforcement.” Sawyer said the budget at the jail has gotten out of control, and he has plans to reduce the operating costs. “There are a lot of changes that could be made to save the taxpayers’ money,” Sawyer said. Candidate James “Tom” Sparks of California said his experience includes running his own business, which included managing

financial matters as well as people. “I was also employed be the Campbell County Detention (Center) beginning in November 2000 as deputy jailer,” Sparks said. “This allowed me to experience and learn the workings of the detention center from within.” Sparks said his decision to run for jailer is mainly based on the high number of deaths occurring at the center, which indicates a lack of responsible management and a need for change. “My main goal is to improve the management of the (center) by providing responsible and accountable leadership, with the intent of alleviating the multitude of lawsuits being filed against the (center)” Sparks said. “I intend to be a very hands-on jailer.”

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New rescue focused on pint-sized pups By Chris Mayhew cmayhew@nky.com

Frankie, a rust-orange Pomeranian dog, has a home now with Kathy Hornsby of Alexandria. The dog is also the namesake for Frankie’s Furry Friends Rescue, a volunteer group Hornsby started to save the lives of more ankle-height pooches. The rescue focuses on any dog weighting 20 pounds or less ranging from pure-bred varieties including Chihuahuas, Yorkies and Shih-Tuz dogs to mutts, Hornsby said. Since Frankie’s was started in January, the nonprofit has adopted out 12 rescued dogs, she said. Hornsby said she named the rescue after Frankie because he’s the first dog she personally adopted, and was from a “puppy mill.�

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Frankie’s Furry Friends Rescue, a new volunteer group based in Alexandria, needs people willing to foster dogs and people willing to adopt a rescue dog. For information about dogs available for adoption, volunteering and ways to donate to the group’s efforts visit the website http://frankiesfurryfriends.org. “He actually is my ambassador dog,� she said of Frankie. “He greets all the dogs and shows them the ropes and what’s tolerated and not tolerated.� The term “puppy mill,� refers to dog breeders who typically keep pure-bred dogs purely for the purpose of breeding them and making money off selling the puppies, she said.

Often, when the dogs have a medical issue related to the breeding usually involving a vet bill, Hornsby receives phone calls seeing if she will take a dog either from the breeder or from a traditional shelter, where the dog might end up being euthanized. Hornsby said previously fostered animals for almost five years for another animal rescue, and decided she wanted to focus her time and energy more on rescues of “puppy mill� dogs. Hornsby said it bothered her that just because “puppy mill� dogs may incur more costs that they don’t get saved as often. “My heart kind of stayed with the puppy mill dogs,� she said. In addition to getting the dogs their shots, and either spayed or neutered, Hornsby said she also works with

some of the dogs on social skills and training because some have been traumatized by their previous experiences. Sometimes it takes as few as nine days for a rescued dog to be adopted back out, but can sometimes take six months or more for the dog to be ready for an adoption and to find a match for a new home, she said. Betty Robinson of Alexandria is one of two people who regularly foster dogs for Frankie’s. Robinson said keeping the dogs has been good for her because they give her company. Through Frankie’s, the dogs necessities are covered. “You don’t have to pay for all the shots and the food,� Robinson said. Kathy Thacker of Alexandria, a volunteer and

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BRIEFLY Correction

A story in the April 22 edition of The Alexandria Recorder about constable candidates and the May 18 primary election contained

an error by omitting the first name of a candidate. Cameron Tracy Alexander, a Republican of Newport, is a district 3 constable candidate.

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Big test time starts with serious fun By Chris Mayhew cmayhew@nky.com

Before students have to get serious about answering questions on state testing, Campbell County Schools ratchet up their excitement level with a bit of hoopla. The state testing window for the district is May 3-21. Campbell County High School will have its annual “CATS Madness” Friday, April 30 that’s named after the former name for state testing. There will be a “Battle of the Bands,” games for students and awards for students in each content area. A group known as “The Power Team” that breaks bricks and chains with their bare hands and talk to children about making positive choices in life will be at Campbell County Middle School and at Reiley Elementary School Friday, April 30. For Reiley Elementary the day and state testing pep rally will be the kickoff of activities for the school’s annual Diabetes Walk fundraiser.

Campbell Ridge Elementary School will also have an academic pep rally Friday, April 30. At Grant’s Lick Elementary School the students taking tests will be given full celebrity treatment by their teachers and classmates. At Cline Elementary School students in grades 35 have already been verbally quizzed with open response questions similar to what they’ll be taking on the test, said Myssi Turner, staff developer. If they got the question right they received a prize, she said. During a pep rally April 30 the teachers will dress up like stars, Turner said. “It’s just going to be a lot of fun getting them motivated to do their best,” Turner said. Each student testing will receive an award from being the school’s “mad scientist” to other academic-related awards during a schoolwide assembly April 29, said Amity Yeager, assistant principal at Grant’s Lick Elementary School. The students are also

handed bottles of water and crackers, and are generally treated like celebrities, Yeager said. Elementary students test for reading and math in third grade; reading, math and science in fourth grade, and reading, math, social studies and on-demand writing in fifth grade. “The students that will be testing, they walk a red carpet and the younger students just cheer for them,” she said. Yeager spoke to parents about the importance of testing and how to help their children be prepared to take the tests during the school’s April 22 Family Literacy Night. Pamphlets titled “A Family’s Guide to KCCT”(Kentucky Core Content Test) was also handed out to parents. Besides the standard advice of making sure students get plenty of sleep and eat a healthy breakfast, Yeager said parents should watch for any signs they’re children are overly nervous about taking the test. “If your students are get-

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tion. • Fires set for fire hazard prevention. • Fires set for bona fide firefighter training. • Fires set for recognized agricultural and wildlife management. • Fires set for the purpose of disposing of accidental spills or leaks of petroleum products or other organic materials, if no other available and practical means of disposal is economically feasible. Permission from the Kentucky Environmental Protection cabinet shall be obtained prior to burning. • Fires set for recreational or ceremonial purposes. The Alexandria Fire District will not issue any burn permits for open burning during the Kentucky Environmental Protection Cabinet’s ban on open burning. Contact local fire department prior to any burning to obtain a burn permit and to find out if any additional burn bans are currently in effect.

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From improved handicap accessibility to going green, through Senate Bill 132 Southgate Senator Katie Stine is taking aim at changing the way Kentucky builds its schools. The bill, which was recently passed and signed by Governor Steve Beshear, encourages the construction of energy-efficient schools that meet certain standards involving indoor air quality and comfort, natural light usage and the general performance of the building. “Senate Bill 132 will ensure that schools are healthy environments for our kids,” Stine said. “This is something that is important for the future of Kentucky.” Chris Tyler from the United State Green Build Council’s Kentucky Chapter, said the group lobbied in support of the bill. “We as the state chapter can certainly see the importance of green schools,” Tyler said. “This provides a healthy learning environment for students and teachers.” The council’s definition of a green school is one that creates a healthy environ-

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sibility in schools by making school building evaluations standardized so they’re objective, consistent and reliable. “On the day Senate Bill 132 passed the Senate, we were joined by advocates for handicapped accessibility in support of this legislation,” Stine said. “They are Kentucky citizens who understand very well the need for accessibility and the heartbreak of exclusion because of their disability.” Lastly, the bill requires that a third party evaluation of the status of ongoing school construction be completed to determine funding to ensure that decisions are not made because of outside partisan political pressure.

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Tri-ED honors new, expanding industry Northern Kentucky TriCounty Economic Development Corp. (Tri-ED) recognized new and expanding businesses in the region and the economic impact they created in 2009 at the organization’s annual Northern Kentucky Thoroughbreds luncheon and recognition event, held at the METS Center for Corporate Learning. “Northern Kentucky TriED and the community continues to celebrate its success with the recognition of new and expanding businesses in 2009” said chairman of Northern Kentucky Tri-ED and Boone County Judge-Executive Gary Moore. “Given the nationwide economic downturn, we are especially grateful to the companies who have placed confidence and sub-

stantial investment in Northern Kentucky in 2009. We will continue to work aggressively to maintain a successful business environment for these Thoroughbred companies and the local business community.” Tri-ED assisted 10 new or expanding companies, creating a total of 1,286 primary jobs in Northern Kentucky, in 2009. The 2009 Northern Kentucky new and expanding companies are: • ACS, A Xerox Company is the sixth largest private employer in Kentucky with nearly 4,000 employees. ACS opened its 36,000square-foot electronic document sorting and consolidation facility at 1670 Dolwick Drive, Boone County, in 2009.

• Andrews Electronics established its consumer electronics parts and accessories processing center at Skyport V, 2265 Progress Drive, Hebron. It allows Andrews Electronics to economically ship products to any location in the country in two days or less. • ASTAR Air Cargo, Inc. is a licensed U.S. air carrier operating a fleet of cargo aircraft from its operational hub at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport. The airline provides cargo scheduled and charter services on a contract basis for the DHL Express network and charter services. The operational headquarters are housed at Turfway Road in Florence. Pilots and mechanics are based at the CVG operations hub, and

flight training is conducted in Hebron. • Convergys Corp. is a global leader in relationship management. In 2009, the company added 200 jobs to its 1101 Pacific Ave. location in the Circleport Business Park, Erlanger. • DEFENDER Direct, Inc., a dealer for ADT Security Services and Dish Network, opened a 14,000square-foot call center in the Newport Shopping Center at 1787 Monmouth St., Newport. The company plans to employ 100 people as part of this operation. • DHL is the global market leader in the logistics industry. The company is located in Boone County. • Power Transmission Solutions supply a variety of power transmission com-

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By Amanda Joering Alley ajoering@nky.com Highlands High School’s football players are coming together to help clean up around local residents’ houses and give back to those in need. For the sixth year, students in grades 8-12 who will, are, or have participated in the Highlands High

School football program will be going out into the community for their annual spring clean. “Years ago the team was looking for some kind of volunteer project to do to give back, so we started the spring clean as a way to raise money for charity,” said Coach Dale Mueller. “The guys really liked it, so we decided to do it every year,” he said.

During the spring clean, which is from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, May 2, the team will do housework and yard work for donations. Each year the players pick what charity to donate to and this year they’ll be raising money for the Fuller Center for Housing, a group that build homes for those in need. Mueller said the players chose

the Fuller Center because one of the team’s assistant coaches, Lance Durbin, is currently in El Salvador, building homes through the Fuller Center. “We hope to raise $5,500, which will be enough to buy all the materials needed to build a house in El Salvador,” Mueller said. In the past, the event has raised as much as $7,000.

Sophomore player Patrick Towles, who will be participating in his third spring clean this year, said it great to see the team work together on this project. “All the guys on the team come together to show that we can do more than just win on the football field,” Towles said. Anyone in Northern Kentucky who has a job for the team can call Mueller at 815-2607.

Summer children’s program returns By Chris Mayhew cmayhew@nky.com

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Students (from left) Will Nedderman, Ben Sisson, Joshua Carter, Zach Sisson and Nathan Davis work on their robot during a meeting of Woodfill’s Engineering and Robotics Club.

Engineering and Robotics takes off at Woodfill Elementary By Amanda Joering Alley ajoering@nky.com

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Woodfill students (from left) Zoe Wagner, Victoria Forbes, Kelsey Hoover and Tori Wagner work on their robot.

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John Quillen, an electrical engineer with KLH Engineers, Inc. and head of Woodfill Elementary School’s Engineering and Robotics Club, helps students (from left) Jack Gross, Josh Homer and Caraline McDougal program their robots during a club meeting.

Mad scientists are running the halls of Woodfill Elementary School. For the first year, the school is offering students an Engineering and Robotics Club as an afterschool activity. Being the first year, the group is just going with the flow and doing a little bit of everything, said the club’s leader John Quillen, an electrical engineer with KLH Engineering, Inc. “When I started this group, I didn’t really have an agenda, so I just went with it,” Quillen said. “It’s really more like a mad scientist club this year.” So far, the 15 students in grades 3-5 who are part of the group have made active volcanoes, cars for a pinewood derby and are currently working on robots. “I have really enjoyed the club so far,” said fifth-grader Will Nedderman. “I’ve always been interested in how things work.” Principal Diana Stratton said after the district pushed for all school to have an Engineering and Robotics Club, she contacted KLH Engineering to see if any of their employees would want to lead the group. “Having John lead the group gives the students a chance to learn engineering from someone who actually practices it and really get some hands-on experience that goes beyond what they learn in the classroom,” Stratton said. Quillen said he feels he and professionals like him who are involved in scientific fields have a responsibility to give back and help younger generations. “I’m fortunate enough to work with an employer who promotes involvement like this,” Quillen said.

Enrollment is under way for the Northern Kentucky Community Action Commission’s Head Start daily supervised “Super Fun Summer” program in Newport for children ages 3-11. The nonprofit’s summer program hours are from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday after the school-year ends, and the cost is $100 a week. The center is located at 437 W. 9th St., Newport, and is also the location of a free summer breakfast and lunch program for anyone 18 or younger. Anyone is eligible to enroll a child in the summer program and daycare assistance is available. Parents applying for daycare assistance must both qualify financially and be working or in school during the summer, said Erin Day, the disabilities and mental health coordinator for the Newport Head Start center. Either both parents have to work or go to school. The center is licensed by the state as a day care center and has a three star rating under Kentucky’s STARS for KIDS NOW quality rating system with four stars being the best rating possible. Parents typically send their children to the program from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., but the programs hours are longer to accommodate working families on different schedules, Day said. Day said she will work with people on issues like registering children for two or three days a week or for two week enrollments. Registration continues throughout the summer, she said. Children receive breakfast, lunch and a snack and are involved instruction from teachers and outdoor and indoor activities daily, Day said. For instruction, the theme this year is “50 states in 50 days,” she said. The idea is for something fun for the students while teaching

Enrollment information

The Northern Kentucky Community Action Commission’s Head Start daily supervised “Super Fun Summer” program is for children ages 3-11. Children who will be 3 years old by Oct. 1 are eligible for the program. Enrollment fee is $100 per week, and childcare assistance is accepted. To enroll or for information call Erin Day at 431-4177, ext. 22 or e-mail eday@nkcac.org. something that bridges any gaps of what they learn during the school year, she said. Each day there will be a different teacher-led assignment about a U.S. state, Day said. “The younger kids have to take a nap and the older kids then get their choice if they want to do journal writing or reading,” she said. Additionally, each day the children have an outside activity to get them exercising and outdoors, Day said. There are also regular field trips, including many free activities, she said. “We go to every park around here that you can think of,” Day said. Parents who can afford to pay the $7 a week field trip fee are encouraged to do so, and private donations are made by the community and businesses into a fund for families who can’t afford the field trip fee, Day said. Last year’s field trips included visits to Northern Kentucky University’s planetarium, the Cincinnati Zoo, the Cincinnati Art Museum and public splash water parks in the Cincinnati area, she said. “They need something to do so they’re not sitting in front of TVs and video games all summer, they need something to keep them active,” Day said. To make a donation for the field trip fund mail donations to Head Start Daycare at 437 W. 9th St., Newport, KY 41071; or call Erin Day at 431-4177, ext. 22, for information.

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Gabbards win chess tournament

Lexie Gabbard (fifth grade) and Justin Gabbard (first grade) from Moyer Elementary, both came in first place in the annual Fort Thomas Chess Tournament April 9 at Highlands Middle School. Lexie finished first place in the fifth-grade division and Justin finished first place in the first- and second-grade division.


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Magic at the library

Jaclyn Fischesser, Jessica King, and Mark Broering dressed as their favorite Harry Potter characters to celebrate National Library Week at St. Mary School.

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Brady Dennis draws his favorite book with chalk during library class during the National Library Week celebration at St. Mary School in Alexandria.

SCHOOL NOTES Summer institute planned for high school students

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Departments. The Institute is a unique opportunity for high school students to interact with college faculty and undergrads, while spending the week

learning science and conducting research. The up close and personal interactions give students a real sense of life as a college student and S.T.E.M. major.

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This week in baseball

• Holmes beat Campbell County 8-7, April 20. Campbell’s Ryan Steffen was 2-3 had hit a double. • Newport beat Newport Central Cath 9-4, April 21. • Campbell County beat Bishop Brossart 11-10, April 21. Campbell’s Michael Teegarden was the winning pitcher, and Ryan Steffen was 4-5, hit a double, scored two homeruns and had four RBI. Brossart’s Anthony Steffen was 2-5, hit a double and scored a homerun. • Ryle beat Newport Central Catholic 9-5, April 24. NewCath’s Murphy was 2-3 and hit a double.

This week in softball

• Ryle beat Campbell County 13-2, April 20. Campbell’s Gray was 2-3 and hit a double. • Bishop Brossart beat Campbell County 5-3, April 21. Brossart’s Alicia Miller pitched seven strikeouts, and Lindsay Griffith scored a homerun. Campbell’s Meredith Wolf scored a homerun. • Bishop Brossart beat Scott 9-0, April 22. Brossart’s Alicia Miller pitched 11 strikeouts, and Emily Schubert was 2-3, hit a double and a triple and had two RBI. • Newport Central Catholic beat Dayton 5-1, April 22. New Cath’s Danielle Hausfeld pitched 12 strikeouts, and Kelsey Feeback had two RBI.

This week in tennis

• Newport Central Catholic boys beat Covington Latin 4-1, April 20. New Cath’s Brennan beat Natchinga 6-1, 6-1; Devoto beat Hales 6-0, 6-0; GuthierSpierer beat Becker-Seimer 60, 6-1; Bowman-Broering beat Smith-Schlieter 6-4, 7-5. New Cath advances to 2-3 with the win. • Newport Central Catholic girls beat Covington Latin 4-1, April 20. New Cath’s Strickly beat Logan 6-3, 6-1; Lenz beat Amilio 1-6, 6-1, 6-2; Pillar-Steffen beat Mize-Balian 6-0, 6-1; Howard-Youtsey beat SeimerNoel 6-0, 6-0. New Cath advances to 1-1 with the win. • Campbell County beat Pendleton County 3-2, April 21. Campbell’s Evan Humbert beat Shell 10-5; Jared Wittrock beat Estepp 10-2; Ben Brewer beat Huck 8-0. Campbell advances to 6-2 with the win.

This week in track

• Campbell county boys placed first in the Campbell County Championships, April 20. Bishop Brossart placed third, Newport Central Catholic placed fourth. Campbell’s Alexx Bernard won the 800 meter in 1:57.87; Robbie Scharold won the 1,600 meter in 4:38.87; Aaron Lyon won the long jump at 19 feet, 7 inches; Campbell County won the 4x200 meter relay in 1:35.30, and the 4x400 meter relay in 3:36.00; Scharold won the 3200 meter run in 10:45.14. Brossart won the 4x800 meter relay in 9:03.76. New Cath’s Schaefer won the pole vault at 11 feet, 6 inches. • Campbell County girls placed first in the Campbell County Championships, April 20. Newport Central Catholic was third, Bishop Brossart was fourth. Campbell’s Anna Carrigan won the 400 meter in 60.49; Carolynn Dreyer won the 800 meter in 2:23.85; Robinson won the 1600 meter in 5:31.02; Kennedy Berkley won the 110 meter hurdles in 4:16.78; Lorin Martin won the 3,200 meter run in 12:54.23. New Cath’s Emma Heil won the high jump at 5 feet, Brittany Fryer won the long jump at 14 feet, 4 inches; New Cath won the 4x800 meter relay in 10:20.11; and Schultz won the shot put at 34 feet, 4.25 inches.

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Two Camels to play D-I volleyball By James Weber jweber@nky.com

Their careers ended at their home gym in a threeset loss to Newport Central Catholic in the 10th Region championship match. While it was a heartbreaking loss for the Campbell County High School volleyball team, seniors Natalie Penrod and Jenna Cavanaugh said it was their most memorable moment on the court. “We had the most fans we’ve ever had,” Penrod said. “Looking back at pictures it really makes me remember my senior year. Tears were falling, winning awards, it was a big impact on my life.” Both seniors will look for more memories as they signed to play the sport for Division I colleges April 22. Penrod will attend Tennessee Tech and Cavanaugh will go to Youngstown State. Senior basketball player Brady Jolly, who will join the hoops team at Northern Kentucky University, was also honored. Penrod, a hitter, was the 10th Region Player of the Year last year and second team all-state. Penrod, who had 314 kills, is proud of the being the first Camel honored with the regional POY award. Tennessee Tech, located between Knoxville and Nashville, is in the Ohio Valley Conference, which has several Kentucky schools including Eastern Kentucky and Morehead State.

Campbell County seniors, from left, Jenna Cavanaugh, Brady Jolly and Natalie Penrod were honored for signing to compete in college April 22. “It’s really awesome,” Penrod said. “It’s a half hour away from Nashville so it’s in a really good area. The girls are great and they’re from various places around the country.” Penrod plans to major in business and become a lawyer. She also liked that the school’s Golden Eagles mascot has the same purple and gold colors as Campbell County. By contrast, Cavanaugh’s school mascot will change from the desert dwellings of a Camel to the polar climes of the Youngstown State Penguins. YSU, in northeastern

Ohio, is in the Horizon League, which has Wright State (Dayton, Ohio) and Butler (Indianapolis) as the closest schools to Alexandria. Cavanaugh was a middle blocker for the Camels and had 121 kills and 85 blocks last year. “I’m totally excited,” Cavanaugh said. “It’s the perfect school for me. They have a really good physical therapy program. I’ll come in as one of their big middles, so I’m really excited about that.” YSU has a new head coach in Krista Burrows. “Jenna is a smaller mid-

dle blocker in stature but plays much bigger,” Burrows said in a press release. “She is a big jumper, and her natural athletic ability is the trait that we saw in her immediately. She will bring in the most experience for us in the middle in the freshman class, and we will look for her to see a lot of court time.” Both volleyball players are proud of the success they’ve helped build at the school. “I’ll miss all my friends and I’ll miss this school terribly,” Cavanaugh said. “Growing up here, it’s hard to move away from some-

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thing like that.” Jolly, the senior basketball player, will start at NKU as a walk-on and redshirt his freshman season. He will major in business. “It’s always been my dream to play for NKU,” he said. “I’m glad to have that opportunity.” Jolly will miss his time with the Camels. “I really like the people here,” he said. “Everybody is really easygoing and fun to be around. It’s awesome that all these people came out to support me, Natalie and Jenna. It’s big that we’re moving on to play.”

Museum to honor knothole in 2011 By James Weber jweber@nky.com

While the 2010 knothole baseball season is just beginning, participants already have something to look forward to for the 2011 season. The Behringer-Crawford Museum at Devou Park in Covington will host an exhibit about knothole youth baseball in Boone, Kenton and Campbell counties. It will open in

March 2011. The Northern Kentucky Sports Hall of Fame is working with the museum to present the exhibit. Joe Brennan, the president of the hall of fame, said they are now accepting items and sponsorship for the exhibit. They have teamed up for exhibits several times in the past decade, including displays about baseball/softball, Northern Kentucky

coaches, and local athletes who starred after high school. “This exhibit will explore the important history and impact that knothole baseball has had on the residents of Northern Kentucky and its legacy in shaping the area’s youth as future leaders,” Brennan said. He said aspects of the exhibit under consideration include: • The history of each Northern Kentucky district.

• Interviews with former and current players. • Pictures of Knothole ballparks. • The Kid Glove Program and Reds Community Fund, which raise money for local teams. Brennan said plans also include inviting current players and coaches to the exhibit for free and hosting reunions for past teams. For more information, contact Brennan at 384-2411.

Time to nominate Sportsmen of Year More than 90,000 votes were cast in last year’s inaugural Community Press and Community Recorder Sportsman and Sportwoman of the Y e a r online contest. N o w, it’s time for high school fan bases to rally once again for 2010. Here’s the gameplan: Online readers will select 30 high school athletes (half male, half female) on 15 different newspaper ballots in Ohio and Kentucky who meet the highest standards both on and off the field. In Kentucky, there will be a Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year winner for each of the three Northern Kentucky counties - Boone, Campbell and Kenton counties. Voting occurs in two

waves. Readers can nominate an athlete until April 29 by going to the nky.com/preps page and clicking on the yellow/green Community Recorder Sportsman of the Year icon on the right side. In their nominations, they should explain why this athlete deserves the honor. The nominations will be used to create ballots that online readers will vote on from May 13 to midnight June 10. Online vistors will be able to vote more than once. The top vote-getters will be featured at NKY.com and in your local newspaper June 24. Public voting on the nominations will begin May 13. As with sports, the greatest effort gets the greatest result in this contest. Questions? E-mail Melanie Laughman at mlaughman@communitypress.com or call 513-2487573.

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The Bishop Brossart High School baseball team celebrates winning the 10th Region All “A” Classic the weekend of April 17. In front are Brett Lockman, David Greis, Luke Dischar and Chris Meehan. In middle are Justin Bezold, Anthony Steffen, Trevor Bezold, Travis Norton, Jared Hahn, Joey Martin, Stevie Popovich, Dylan Embs and Nick Woeste. In back are Connor Boesch, Nick Hamberg, Zach Fardo, Jake Ollier, Ian Hehman, John Schack and Tanner Norton.

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beat Bath County 8-5, April 24. New Cath’s Danielle Hausfeld was the winning pitcher, and Stephanie Hardesty had two RBI.

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beat Pendleton County 4-1, April 21. Campbell’s Gerlach beat Clark 8-0; Bricking beat Rogers 8-6; Hubig beat Teegarden 8-3; Ampfer-West beat Burton-K. Antrobus 8-3. Campbell advances to 3-2 with the win. • Campbell County boys

beat Harrison County 3-2, April 22. Campbell’s Alex Russell beat C. Smith 6-7, 6-0, 64; Evan Humbert beat McCauley 6-3, 6-3; Josh Graff and Joel Geiman beat McDonald-Burnett 6-1, 6-3.

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In support of Kevin Sell

Why do I support Kevin Sell? Simple - Cold Spring and Campbell County need a new direction at the judge-executive level. The county has languished under the current judge-executive. Campbell County contains one of the fastest growing cities in Kentucky - Cold Spring; however, over the past 12 years, county population decreased approximately 2 percent while Kenton and Boone County populations increased (U.S. Census Bureau). Of the three Northern Kentucky counties, Campbell County has the highest unemployment rate and the highest percentage of population below the poverty level. Over the last 10 years, due to city and state efforts, new economic vitality has centered on NKU, Cold Spring and Newport. Balanced/planned growth needs to be spread throughout Campbell County, especially in its industrial zones.

While the current judge-executive focuses on regionalism, our county is not getting the focused time and effort it deserves. The judge-executive position requires high energy, grass roots common sense, and a strong voice for all residents. The judge-executive needs to ask tough questions, conduct uncomfortable but respectful conversations, and be willing to make difficult but fair decisions. Kevin Sell possesses the energy, qualities and experience to fill the position’s requirements and bring a new direction to Campbell County. Cold Spring Mayor Mark A. Stoeber James Court Cold Spring

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How did you spend, or how do you plan, to spend your tax refund? Was it more or less than last year? “I will spend my tax return supporting my Second Amendment!” Florence, Ky. “I applied my refund to my quarterly payments for the next year. It was about the same as last year.” G.G. “We got a little less than last year and will probably have to spend it on some home repairs that we've been putting off.” J.H. “Support FairTax!” “What tax refund?”

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“Our refunds were directdeposited into our checking account, and the first thing I did was write a check for the ‘fair share’ of the refunds for my wife, based on her separate income. “I put the rest of it into a sort of ‘escrow’ fund in our checking account. I’ve maintained that ‘escrow’ fund as a cushion against bouncing checks for many years now. (I treat it as an ‘outstanding check’ every time I balance my checking account each month.) “It was about the same as last year, because I always have a lot more withheld than necessary, because I enjoy the feeling of a big refund. However, I have had to dip into the escrow fund because of a landscaping project that has cost us over $3,000, and a drive-

Next question: Do you or would you let your high school-age child go on a spring break trip? Why or why not? Send your response to kynews@communitypress.com with “chatroom” in the subject line. way repair that will cost us some more in the next few weeks. But I’m glad it was there!” B.B. “We used ours to pay the first quarter estimated taxes for 2010.” J.S.B. “As a practicing CPA, I suggest that substantial tax refunds are usually the result of poor prior year planning (interest free loan to the government) or unexpected events. “We usually try to owe the government at the end of the year, but this year we both got a refund because of energy credits, stimulus rebates and unexpected 401(k) contributions. We applied ours to 2010 estimated payments (first one due 15 April) for our self-employment businesses.” F.S.D. “We owed money to both the state and federal governments this year due to receiving Social Security. In years past we always got a refund for several hundred dollars which we used for short vacations before school let out.” R.V. “We don’t get refunds!”

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“Refund? What refund? I work for the federal government and I still couldn’t figure out how to get any money back!” M.M.

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The current fiscal court and judge-executive have hit us with consecutive tax increases-even in a depressed economy. Of the three northern Kentucky counties, we have the highest unemployment rate and very little, if any, growth in terms of population and industry. The spending in our county has been plagued by an elaborate, but backwards, county building outside of the county seat; a proposed clock tower; brand new furniture and signs; and an energy study that didn’t even include all of our buildings-including our courthouse in Alexandria. On May 18, Republican voters will have a primary that is more like a general election in terms of platform. You can vote to keep what you have, or you can vote for full-time service by a true public servant, Kevin Sell. Kevin’s platform is to move this county ahead and not play

regional games with our jobs and our taxes. He is also committed to streamlining and reforming the regional tax authorities like TANK and SD1. I serve with Kevin in the charitable arena and know him to be Pro-Life, Pro-Gun, and Pro-Campbell County. Trust me when I say that Kevin Sell will put the county back in Campbell County JudgeExecutive. Bill Rachford Alexandria City councilman and candidate for Alexandria mayor Alexandria

Campbell County is already on the right track

I was struck with the recent article by Mr. (Kevin) Sell regarding tax cuts and Mr. Bonar support of the Sell message. While I am all for tax cuts, I moved to Alexandria over five years ago to escape the out of control taxes of Hamilton County, I

Campbell County keeping quality services at low cost It’s hard to pick up a newspaper or surf the Web without coming across a story about a city, county or state forced to make drastic cuts in service and/or raise taxes as a result of the worst economy since the Great Depression. Many in our community read these stories and wonder how things are here at home. On that point, I’m happy to say that these doomsday scenarios won’t be playing out in Campbell County. In Campbell County, we live within our means. Each year, we produce a balanced budget that keeps spending low so citizens can keep more of their hardearned money. Did you know that Campbell County spends less per resident than any other city or county in Northern Kentucky except Villa Hills? It’s true. And what we spend, we spend wisely. That means we have still been able to keep our streets safe, expand and improve our parks, maintain and repave 200 miles of roads, and help more than 97 percent of Campbell County residents have access to city water. It hasn’t been easy. We have

had to rethink county government. We’ve worked hard to consolidate services where it’s logical and legal. We have instituted a hiring and wage freeze for county employees, and have asked them to pay more for their health care. But our moves have definitely paid off - the county built a $6 million reserve to see us through tough times. Campbell County has also been able to make some smart infrastructure investments. The new county administration building, for example, does more than just make it much easier for residents to do their county business by putting departments under the same roof. The county will save money over the long term because it owns the building. The same is true for the new jail. Did you know that the cost of the jail is the county’s single largest expense? The new jail, though, will actually reduce costs for the county by housing state prisoners. And we also save money by putting non violent offenders to work cutting grass, picking up trash and doing other jobs. Over the past few months, the

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economy has startSteve ed to show some Pendery unmistakable signs of life. As condi- Community tions improve, Recorder Campbell County is guest in a great position columnist to take advantage. The moratorium on growth that has existed in large parts of the county has been removed, thanks to the new $85 million sewage treatment plant in Alexandria. Northern Kentucky University, which is the area’s key economic engine, continues to grow. Hundreds of millions of dollars in public and private investment have been spent already and more is in the pipeline. There is no doubt that these are challenging times. But thanks to smart spending, strategic investment and a strong dose of belt tightening, Campbell County will not only weather this storm but emerge stronger than ever. Remember that as you read about other places that are not quite as fortunate. Steve Pendery is running for re-election as the Campbell County judge-executive.

Carpenter bees prefer unpainted wood Question: There are bumble bees living in round holes in the lumber around my deck. How can I kill them and keep them from coming back? Answer: Those are actually carpenter bees. In the spring and early summer, homeowners often notice large, black bees hovering around the outside of their homes. These are probably carpenter bees searching for mates and favorable sites to construct their nests. Male carpenter bees are quite aggressive, often hovering in front of people who are around the nests. The males are quite harmless, however, since they lack stingers. Bare, unpainted or weathered softwoods are preferred, especially redwood, cedar, cypress and pine. Painted or pressure-treated wood is much less susceptible to attack. Common nesting sites include eaves, window trim, fascia boards, siding, wooden shakes, decks and outdoor furniture.

Carpenter bees overwinter as adults in wood within abandoned nest tunnels. They emerge in the spring, usually in April or May. Mike Klahr After mating, the Horticulture fertilized females Concerns excavate tunnels in wood and lay their eggs within a series of small cells. The cells are provisioned with a ball of pollen on which the larvae feed, emerging as adults in late summer. Female carpenter bees may excavate new tunnels for egg-laying, or enlarge and reuse old ones. The extent of damage to wood which has been utilized for nesting year after year may be considerable. Carpenter bees prefer to attack wood which is bare, weathered and unpainted. Therefore, the best

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also like to get some facts regarding where I move to. I found that Campbell county has lower current taxes than all of the near by counties, has good services, and is actually running in the black financially due to apparent good, sound finacial planning. It seems to me that the new “fancy building” in Newport might actually be beneficial to long term savings via consolidations of services in non rental properties as were used before. Yes taxes go up, it is inevitable but let’s remember that when unionized labor is involved, wages and benefits follow contrated agreements and they go up. So change for change sake while it seems a great idea, I submit that the last “Change” sold to voters nationally is not proving out to actually cut taxes. Leonard Peracchio Laurel Ridge Drive Alexandria

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way to deter the bees is to paint all exposed wood surfaces, especially those which have a history of being attacked. Wood stains and preservatives are less reliable than painting, but will provide some degree of repellency versus bare wood. To further discourage nesting, garages and outbuildings should be kept closed when carpenter bees are actively searching for nesting sites. Liquid sprays of carbaryl (Sevin), or a synthetic pyrethroid (e.g., permethrin or cyfluthrin) can be applied as a preventive to wood surfaces which are attracting bees. Although carpenter bees are less aggressive than wasps, female bees provisioning their nests will sting. Control treatments are best performed at night when the bees are less active, or while wearing protective clothing. Mike Klahr is the Boone County Extension Agent for Horticulture.

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Best Friends (from left) Beth Meier, Maggie Schlosser and Allie Jackson pose for a picture at their school, Southgate Elementary School.

The blanket of roses is given to Calvin Borel and Mine That Bird, after winning the 135th running of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs in Louisville in 2009.

Southgate second-graders plan to be best friends always

Derby Day a gala party time

From joking around together to having sleepovers, three second-graders at Southgate Elementary School do everything together. Maddie Schlosser, Beth Meier and Allie Jackson have been friends for a couple years and the trio consider themselves to be best friends. “I like to play with them, and we have a lot of fun,” Schlosser said. While the girls have been friends awhile, it wasn’t until this past year that they

got really close, said Meier. “We made our own handshake,” Meier said. While most of their memories are good, they agreed there have been some bumps in the road. “There was this one time when Maggie and Beth got mad at each other and weren’t going to be friends anymore,” Jackson said. “So I had to get them back together and help them become friends again.” The girls said they think they’ll always be “BFF”.

THINGS TO DO Farmers’ market

The Boone County Farmers’ Market returns to the corner of Route 18 and Camp Ernst Road May 1 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. It will continue to be open seven days a week with those same hours. The market features fresh produce directly from the farmer and will have everything from apples to zucchini. For more information, visit www.boonecountyfarmersmarket.org. The market is located right next to the Boone County Cooperative Extension Service in Burlington.

Newport’s circus

While visiting the activities, shops and restaurants located at Newport on the Levee, make sure to experience the Amazing Portable Circus (photo) from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. April 30. The Amazing Portable Circus is known for its stilt walkers, jugglers, fire-eaters and balloon animals. They will be entertaining Newport on the Levee customers in front of the Cold Stone Creamery. For more information on the circus, visit amazingportablecircus.com.

Knife show

The National Knife Collector Association Knife Show will take place April 30 to May 2 at the Drawbridge Inn in Fort Mitchell. Antique, new, custom and military knives will be on display from more than 150 dealers. For times, tickets and more information, visit www.nkcaknife.org or call 513-574-0899. The Drawbridge Inn is located at 2477 Royal Drive.

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For people who can’t make it in person to Louisville’s Churchill Downs to sing the lyrics to “My Old Kentucky Home” the first Saturday in May, the next best thing is throwing or attending a Kentucky Derby Party. Bourbon-filled Mint Julep drinks, cucumber “Benedictine” spread, and a television to watch are often integral pieces for a party celebrating thoroughbred horse racing’s premier event. The 136th Kentucky Derby will be nationally televised on CBS from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, May 1. Post time is 6:24 p.m. Lots of people attend Derby parties, and if you’re not invited you can start your own, said Bev Holiday, owner of the Kentucky Haus Artisan Center in Newport. To spruce up any Derby party, people often give away some type of party prizes that symbolize Kentucky, Holiday said. “Derby party gifts are always horse or Derbythemed,” Holiday said. The Kentucky Haus sells Derby-related items including commemorative ornaments and 2010 posterprint commissioned T-shirts in adult sizes, spun pewter mint julep cups, bourbon

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Hats and roses are on display during the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs in Louisville in 2007.

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The winning hat at Turfway Park’s Derby party hat contest in 2009. balls, horse-shaped pasta, chocolate nut pie base and spoon bread mixes, and horse-themed cookie cutters. There’s even mint julep-scented candles and soaps and a selection of cookbooks including “Derby Entertaining.” David Domine, author of “Splash of Bourbon - Kentucky’s Spirit,” was at the Kentucky Haus signing copies of his book Sunday, April 25 in advance of the Derby and brought treats including whiskey truffles made with Four Roses bourbon covered in dry cocoa. The book includes popular Derby party foods including Derby Salad with hot bacon dressing and the Bourbon Benedictine, a cucumber spread based on the “Benedictine” created by Jenny Benedict at the beginning of the 20th century, he said. “The Derby is a fairly common time to see people making Benedictine,” Domine said. Joanna and Terry Mann of Fort Thomas have been throwing Derby parties for 18 years, first at their home and for the past two years

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in a tent at the Carnegie Event Center in Newport as a fundraiser for the soup kitchen at the Henry Hosea House in Newport. “The key to a successful Derby party is how the mint julep is made,” Joanna said. The trick to making a good mint julep is getting actual shaved ice, and not every place sells it, she said. They get their shaved ice at the Party Source in Bellevue, Joanna said. “And then you have to take fresh mint and then

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dredge that into the ice,” Joanna said. The size of the cup can’t be too big or too small, and how much the mint is dredged through the ice makes all the difference, she said. Joanna said she and her husband started going to the Churchill Downs while Terry was the 67th House district representative for about 18 years until 1986. The Manns send out invitations to more than 100 people decorated with photos of past Kentucky Derby winners and other Derby-related memorabilia. There’s horse confetti and party hats placed on the tables, and a big screen television to watch the race, Joanna said. Mostly, it’s about seeing people you might only see once a year, Joanna said. People don’t wear jeans to the Manns’ party, but they don’t necessarily dress as fancy as people attending the Derby in Louisville, she said. “If you’re lucky enough to go to the Derby, I mean you just see some great outfits,” Joanna said.


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ART EXHIBITS

The London Police Ride Again, 1 p.m.-6 p.m. The BLDG, 30 W. Pike St. New original works of Cincinnati- and Kentucky-themed paintings and videography. Free. 491-4228; www.bldgrefuge.com. Covington.

COMMUNITY DANCE

Friday Night Ballroom Dance, 8 p.m.-10 p.m. Step-N-Out Studio, 721 Madison Road, Group lesson 8-8:30 p.m. DJ dance to multiple styles of ballroom dance music begins 8:30-10 p.m. $5. 291-2300; www.stepnoutstudio.com. Covington.

FASHION SHOWS

Go Green Fashion Friday, 6 p.m.-9 p.m. Lexus RiverCenter, 633 W. Third St. Ecofriendly fashion show with trends by Mustard Seed Boutique and Alternative Motive. Lexus lease and bracelet giveaways. Cocktails available. Free. Presented by Cincy Chic. www.cincychic.com. Covington.

FOOD & DRINK

Wine Tasting, 4 p.m.-8 p.m. Cabernet II: What cabernets go well with spring and summer barbecues. D.E.P.’s Fine Wine & Spirits Covington, 670 W. Third St. Free. 291-2550; www.depsfinewine.com. Covington. Wine Tasting, 4 p.m.-8 p.m. Kermit Lynch: Try some French and Italian wines for spring and summer. D.E.P.’s Fine Wine & Spirits Fort Thomas, 90 W. Alexandria Pike, Free. 7818105; www.depsfinewine.com. Fort Thomas. Wine Tasting, 5 p.m.-9 p.m. StoneBrook Winery, 6570 Vineyard Lane, $5. 635-0111; www.stonebrookwinery.com. Camp Springs. Wine Tasting, 5 p.m.-9 p.m. Camp Springs Vineyard, 6685 Four Mile Road, $1. 4480253. Camp Springs.

GARDEN SHOWS

Garden Mart, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Trinity Episcopal Church, 326 Madison Ave. Annuals, perennials, herbs and pass-alongs. Gardeners available. Lunch available. 431-1786. Covington.

MUSEUMS

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; www.bcmuseum.org. Covington.

MUSIC - BLUES

Ricky Nye Inc. 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Chez Nora, 530 Main St. 491-8027. Covington.

MUSIC - CONCERTS

Quasi, 9:30 p.m. Doors open at 8:30 p.m. Southgate House, 24 E. Third St. $13, $10 advance. 431-2201. Newport. NOFX, 8 p.m. With Teenage Bottlerocket and Tony Sly of No Use For a Name. Fermented and Flailing 2010 tour. Doors open 7 p.m. Madison Theater, 730 Madison Ave. $22. Presented by Mad Hatter. 491-2444. Covington.

MUSIC - COUNTRY

Midnight Rain, 10 p.m. Peecox II, 12200 Madison Pike, 356-1440. Independence.

MUSIC - JAZZ

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

MUSIC - POP

Last Call, 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Dollar Bill Tavern, 8074 U.S. 42, $3. 746-3600. Florence.

ON STAGE - STUDENT THEATER

Guys and Dolls, 7:30 p.m. Ryle High School, 10379 U.S. 42, Theater. Classical musical comedy. $8, $5 seniors and students, $3 children. 384-5000, ext. 133; www.showtix4u.com. Union.

ON STAGE - THEATER

Gilligan’s Island: The Musical, 8 p.m. Monmouth Theatre, 636 Monmouth St. Gilligan, the Skipper, too, the millionaire and his wife (et cetera) are cast away in a musical version by the creator of the TV classic. $15, $12 seniors and students. Presented by Falcon Theater. Through May 15. 513-479-6783. Newport. Belles, 8 p.m. Village Players, 8 N. Fort Thomas Ave. The six Walker sisters hail from Memphis, but now they are scattered all over the country. Characters and conflicts emerge through phone calls among the sisters. $12. Through May 1. 392-0500. Fort Thomas. Spring Fling, 7:30 p.m. Shadowbox Cabaret, Newport on the Levee, Fresh sketch comedy and vibrant rock ‘n’ roll celebrate life, love and laughter. $20-$30. Through June 12. 957-7625; www.shadowboxcabaret.com. Newport.

RECREATION

The Amazing Portable Circus, 5 p.m.-8 p.m. AMC Newport On The Levee 20, One Levee Way, Suite 4100, In front of Cold Stone Creamery. Strolling entertainment. Free. Presented by The Amazing Portable Circus. 513-921-5454; http://amazingportablecircus.com/. Newport.

SHOPPING

National Knife Collector Association Knife Show, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Drawbridge Inn Hotel, 2477 Royal Drive, New and antique production, custom and military knives on display from more than 150 dealers. $7. Presented by National Knife Collectors Association. 513-574-0899; www.nkcaknife.org. Fort Mitchell. S A T U R D A Y, M A Y 1

AUDITIONS

Katalyst Talent Agency Open Call, 2 p.m.-5 p.m. Katalyst, LLC, 525 West Fifth Street, Suite 118, All experience levels seeking representation with Katalyst. First come, first served. Requirements at Web site. Family friendly. Free. 581-4555. Covington.

COOKING CLASSES

Cork and Fork Cooking Class, 2 p.m. Argentine Bean Bistro and Wine Bar, 2875 Town Center Blvd. Cooking demonstrations with wine pairings. Family friendly. $20. Reservations required. 426-1042. Crestview Hills.

FOOD & DRINK

Wine Tasting, 2 p.m.-6 p.m. Kermit Lynch: Try some French and Italian wines for spring and summer. D.E.P.’s Fine Wine & Spirits Covington, Free. 291-2550; www.depsfinewine.com. Covington. Wine Tasting, 2 p.m.-6 p.m. Cabernet II: What cabernets go well with spring and summer barbecues. D.E.P.’s Fine Wine & Spirits Fort Thomas, Free. 7818105; www.depsfinewine.com. Fort Thomas. Wine Tasting, 1 p.m.-6 p.m. StoneBrook Winery, $5. 635-0111; www.stonebrookwinery.com. Camp Springs. Wine Tasting, 3 p.m.-5 p.m. Party Town, 6823 Burlington Pike, Free. 371-4466; www.partytownky.com. Florence. Wine Tasting, 1 p.m.-8 p.m. Camp Springs Vineyard, $1. 448-0253. Camp Springs.

GARDEN SHOWS

Garden Mart, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Trinity Episcopal Church, 431-1786. Covington.

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MUSEUMS

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; www.bcmuseum.org. Covington.

MUSIC - ROCK

“Altered” CD Release Show, 9 p.m. With 513 and Chakras. Doors open 8 p.m. Madison Theater, 730 Madison Ave. $5. 4912444. Covington.

ON STAGE - STUDENT THEATER

Guys and Dolls, 7:30 p.m. Ryle High School, $8, $5 seniors and students, $3 children. 384-5000, ext. 133; www.showtix4u.com. Union.

ON STAGE - THEATER

Gilligan’s Island: The Musical, 8 p.m. Monmouth Theatre, $15, $12 seniors and students. 513-479-6783. Newport. Belles, 8 p.m. Village Players, $12. 392-0500. Fort Thomas. Spring Fling, 7:30 p.m. Shadowbox Cabaret, $20-$30. 957-7625; www.shadowboxcabaret.com. Newport.

RECREATION

Free Comic Book Day 2010, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Comic Book World, Inc. 7130 Turfway Road, More than two million comic books to be given away by participating stores, introducing as many people as possible to the wonders of comic books. Every customer able to choose from a selection of free comics. Free. 371-9562; www.comicbookworld.com. Florence. The Amazing Portable Circus, 2 p.m.-5 p.m. AMC Newport On The Levee 20, Free. 513-921-5454; http://amazingportablecircus.com/. Newport.

SHOPPING

National Knife Collector Association Knife Show, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Drawbridge Inn Hotel, $7. 513-574-0899; www.nkcaknife.org. Fort Mitchell. Free Comic Book Day, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Comics2Games, 8470 U.S. 42, Creator signings with Tony Moore, Marvel and Image Comics artist, and Ringtail Cafe with new allages book, “The Confectionaries.” Includes costumed characters, gaming, Yu-Gi-Oh sneak peek and more. Family friendly. Free. 647-7658. Florence.

SPORTS-REGISTRATIONS & TRYOUTS

Sports of All Sorts Youth Association Summer Recreational Basketball League, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Sports of All Sorts Mt. Zion, 10094 Investment Way, Ages 5-17. Practice begins May 17 and games begin May 22. $95. Registration required. Presented by Sports of All Sorts Youth Association. 372-7754; www.sportsofallsortsky.com. Union.

TOURS

The Newport Gangsters Tour, 1 p.m.-6:30 p.m. Gangsters Dueling Piano Bar, 18 E. 5th St. Walk the streets where gangsters made their millions, gamblers lost their lives and ladies of the night earned their living. See buildings that housed casinos, brothels and speakeasies. $15. Presented by The Newport Gangsters. 951-8560; www.newportgangsters.com. Newport.

PROVIDED

Leon Russell will perform at the Madison Theater Thursday, May 8, with Johnny Fink and the Intrusion at 8 p.m. Russell has played with Elton John, Eric Clapton, Frank Sinatra, The Rolling Stones and many other well-known bands. To find out more about Russell, visit www.leonrussellrecords.com. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased by calling 491-2444 or by visiting www.madisontheateronline.com. S U N D A Y, M A Y 2

FOOD & DRINK

Wine Tasting, 1 p.m.-6 p.m. StoneBrook Winery, $5. 635-0111; www.stonebrookwinery.com. Camp Springs. Wine Tasting, 1 p.m.-6 p.m. Camp Springs Vineyard, $1. 448-0253. Camp Springs.

RECREATION

Texas Hold ‘Em Poker Night, 5 p.m. Shimmers, 1939 Dixie Highway, Includes Shimmers gift certificate prizes. Free. 426-0490. Fort Wright. The Amazing Portable Circus, 1 p.m.-4 p.m. AMC Newport On The Levee 20, Free. 513-921-5454; http://amazingportablecircus.com/. Newport.

SHOPPING

National Knife Collector Association Knife Show, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Drawbridge Inn Hotel, $7. 513-574-0899; www.nkcaknife.org. Fort Mitchell. M O N D A Y, M A Y 3

BUSINESS CLASSES Financing and Tax Strategies for Small Business, 4 p.m.-6 p.m. Newport City Building, 998 Monmouth St. Informative session to review lending process, along with requirements for planning, preparation and applications. Free. Registration required. Presented by Northern Kentucky University Small Business Development Center. 4424281; www.smallbiznku.com. Newport. LECTURES

Growing Up Amish, 11 a.m.-noon, Covington Art Club, 604 Greenup St. Kate Scudder House. Roy Miller shares experience on growing up in an Amish community. Ages 12 and up. Lecture preceded by continental breakfast at 10 a.m. Free. 342-8305. Covington.

LITERARY - STORY TIMES

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. 781-6166. Cold Spring.

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BENEFITS

Mayfair Garden Party, 11 a.m.1:30 p.m. Radisson Hotel Covington, 668 W. Fifth St. Silent auction, bake sale, lunch and guest speaker. Benefits Salvation Army’s Adult Rehabilitation Center. Ages 18 and up. $40. Reservations required. 513231-5653; www.salvationarmycincinnati.org. Covington.

LITERARY - STORY TIMES

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

SEMINARS

College Financial Planning Workshop, 7 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Campbell County High School, 909 Camel Crossing, Library. Workshop about financial planning for college for parents of all freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors. Topics include: Impact of planning for future college expenses, strategies to lower out of pocket expenses and maximize eligibility for aid, FAFSA and all other forms, private schools, negotiating and more. Free. Registration required, available online. Presented by Connexus. 513-753-1290; www.askconnexus.com/RSVP. Alexandria.

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BUSINESS SEMINARS Health Care/Health Share Series: Creating Mentally Healthy Workplaces in Troubling Times, 8 a.m.-10 a.m. Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce Center, 300 Buttermilk Pike, Suite 330. $15 future members; free for pre-registered chamber members. Presented by Health Care/Health Share. 578-6399; www.nkychamber.com. Fort Mitchell. COMMUNITY DANCE

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.

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See Olympic silver medalists Qing Pang and Jian Tong, pictured, skate with Smuckers Stars on Ice at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 4, at U.S. Bank Arena. Also on the tour are 2010 Olympic silver medalists Tanith Belbin and Benjamin Agosto, 2010 Olympian Jeremy Abbott, silver medalist Sasha Cohen, World Champion Todd Eldredge, bronze medalist Michael Weiss and more. Tickets are $26.50-$131.50. Call 800-745-3000 or visit www.ticketmaster.com.

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Cirque du Soleil - Alegria comes to The Bank of Kentucky Center Thursday, April 29, through Sunday, May 2. Pictured is the tribal and magical Fire-Knife Dance from a previous performance. “Alegria” is a mood piece about the passage of time, youth, old age and the handing down of power. It features artists using trapeze, hand balancing, manipulation and clowns and singers. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. April 29-30 and May 1; 3:30 p.m. April 30 and May 1; and 1 and 5 p.m. May 2. Tickets are $97-$42 for adults and $78-$34 for ages 2-12; plus fees. Visit www.bankofkentuckycenter.com.


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Dealing with our Whatifs and Worries

serious? Whatif I age “Last night while I lay and become delirious? thinking here, some Whatifs Whatif I didn’t lock crawled inside my ear, and the house? Whatif I’m pranced and partied all night left by my spouse?” long, and sang their same Worries are a conold Whatif song:… Whatif I stantly buzzing around start to cry? Whatif I get sick our heads. If we take and die? … Whatif nobody them seriously, they likes me? Whatif a bolt of Father Lou destroy peace of mind, lightning strikes me?” Guntzelman develop suspicions, In this poem in, “A Light in the Attic,” author Shel SilPerspectives and diminish enjoyment. verstein describes many of They always threaten us with the worries that beset childhood woeful events allegedly waiting minds. But don’t forget that the What- around the corner. It doesn’t matter that studies ifs grow up with us. For even as adults we have our own Whatifs show 80 percent of our worries crawling inside our ears at night, never happen. Then we worry that the studies are wrong – espedon’t we? For us, their content is differ- cially in our case. What to do about handling our ent. They suggest such other things such as, “Whatif our love worries? First, make the distincdoesn’t last? Whatif the kids grow tion between angst and anxiety. up too fast? Whatif my job is lost? Angst is the German word for the anticipatory dread that is present Whatif I get a rotten boss? Whatif that ache is something in all of us as we recognize just

how vulnerable we are. Angst is existential, which means it comes along with existing as a human being. Though we develop strategies to avoid it, there is no person who avoids all worries. So, what to do? For one thing, do not deny the fact that some stress or angst comes along with the living of life. As analyst James Hollis Ph.D. states, “An acceptance of this angst as normal is healthy; its denial is pathological, and will sooner or later result in some lifeestranging behavior, or worse, the trivialization of the journey.” Anxiety, on the other hand, is a free-floating condition which may be activated by almost any specific event in our lives: such as giving a speech before a large crowd, going through an important interview, a court appearance, a medical operation, a wedding ceremony, etc.

Its intensity is partly determined by one’s particular history. The more unsettled one’s family of origin, cultural setting, or environment was, the more anxiety is usually experienced. Beneath an anxiety one is going through there is usually buried a thread that reaches back to a childhood fear. It’s greatly advantageous to us to discover our early fear that still exercises such power over us. To be free entirely of angst or anxiety in our lives is unrealistic. That’s good to remember as we try to contain our worries. It also enables us to have a certain compassion for not only for ourselves but also for others. To possibly alleviate anxiety, someone has remarked that we already know the worst that can happen to us. We will die someday. Can we be aware of that and still live as fully as possible all the days and

years God gives us? Hollis believes we can help ourselves in dealing with our worried anxiety if we (1) accept the normality of anxiety, (2) seek the roots of the identifiable fears in our anxiety, then (3) simply do the best we can in living our lives fully, and forgive the rest. We are more important than what we fear. A great move toward personal liberation is accomplished when we can acknowledge our existential angst directly, know ourselves to be fragile beings clinging to a spinning planet hurtling through space, and at the same time be grateful for such a grand ride. Father Lou Guntzelman is a Catholic priest of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Contact him at columns@community press.com or P.O. Box 428541, Cincinnati, OH 45242.

Air duct cleaning not a necessity, regardless of deal I’ve reported on this in the past but feel compelled to do it again because I’m seeing several companies advertising for air duct cleaning. The ads say the companies will clean your air ducts for as little as $39 or $49. But, the need for such cleaning is very questionable. Brent Melvin responded to one such ad for his Amelia house and now says he regrets it. “When I was on the phone I asked them about the ad, about it being $49, and she said, ‘Yes, $49, for the number of vents,’ ” said Melvin. After he ordered the cleaning and the technicians came to his house, they immediately began working and then presented a bill. “They really didn’t explain the bill but said it’s $2,000 to get everything done,” he said. Melvin objected to the cost, which covered everything from cleaning mold they said they found on a brand-new humidifier to cleaning dust mites. The technician then wrote up another bill. Melvin said the technician told him, “Well, if all you want is what we did

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broke it off and didn’t say anything. I couldn’t put it back up so I just put duct tape over the hole they left,” he said. Under Ohio law you must be given an estimate for the cost of the work to be performed. The estimate can be either written, oral, or you can sign that you don’t want to get any estimate at all. You just can’t be given a bill after the work is already done. In addition, Ohio law requires you to get a tear-off cancellation form with the contract – a form you send back to the firm within three days if you wish to cancel. Melvin didn’t get a tearoff cancellation form so I told him to write the company and cancel now. He did that and has now received all his money back. The company is also paying for another firm to come over and repair the problems caused by the duct cleaning company. You need to know the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said duct cleaning has never been shown to actually prevent health problems. It said studies show dust adheres to duct surfaces and does not necessarily enter the living space. In fact, the

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Eat like a winner with Derby Day recipes enters my vocabulary, since we don’t own one. Yes, our home sits at the end of an old country road, but unlike some of the homes on the road, ours is fairly new. And you can see my clothes hanging on the line from the highway opposite our field. Although we grow a whole lot of different kinds of produce and have a nice amount of fruit trees, we don’t have a country estate. The whole point is you

I guess it’s a matter of perception. When I talk about my little patch of heaven Rita here in Heikenfeld C l e r m o n t Rita’s kitchen C o u n t y , someone will usually come up and ask to visit “the farm.” I have to laugh, because the word “farm” never

don’t need a plow and the lower 40 to create your own Garden of Eden.

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From the Brown Hotel in Louisville. This is the real deal – I called the hotel and verified the recipe. They were so accommodating. I don’t know if I can wait until Derby Day to make this. The notes in parentheses are mine.

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(Makes two hot browns):

2 ounces butter (1⁄4 cup) 2 ounces all-purpose flour 1⁄2 cup) 1 quart heavy cream (I’d use whipping cream) 1 ⁄2 cup Pecorino Romano cheese, plus 1 tablespoon for garnish Salt and pepper to taste 14 ounces sliced roasted turkey breast 2 slices of Texas toast (crust trimmed) 4 slices of crispy bacon 2 Roma tomatoes, sliced in half Paprika and parsley In a two-quart saucepan, melt butter and slowly whisk in flour until combined and forms a thick paste (roux). Continue to cook roux for two minutes over medium-low heat, stirring frequently. Whisk whipping cream into the roux and cook over medium heat until the cream begins to simmer, about two to three minutes. Remove sauce from heat and slowly whisk in Pecorino Romano cheese until the Mornay sauce is smooth. Add salt and pepper to taste. For each Hot Brown, place one slice of toast in an oven safe dish and cover with 7 ounces of turkey.

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Take the two halves of Roma tomato and set them alongside the base of turkey and toast. Next, pour one half of the Mornay sauce to completely cover the dish. Sprinkle with additional Pecorino Romano cheese. Place entire dish under a broiler until cheese begins to brown and bubble. Remove from broiler, cross two pieces of crispy bacon on top, sprinkle with paprika and parsley, and serve immediately.

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The hot brown dish made famous by the Brown Hotel in Louisiville. chefs I’ve met. One of my favorites during a class he taught for me was a delicious grilled shrimp marinade that doubled as a dipping sauce. Here’s how Rick did it: Set a dry skillet over medium heat. Lay 1⁄2 head of unpeeled garlic cloves and 3 serrano chilies in the pan. Roast, turning frequently, for about 10 minutes for the chilies and 15 minutes for the garlic, or until soft and blotchy brown in spots. Let cool until they can be handled, and then slip the skins off the garlic and pull the stems off the chilies and, wearing rubber gloves, roughly chop (no need to remove the seeds). Place in a food processor along with 1 bunch each cilantro and parsley (lower stems removed), 1⁄2 cup olive oil, and up to 2 teaspoons salt. Process until nearly smooth (it will be pasty). Remove 1⁄3 cup and stir in 3 tablespoons water. This will be your extra sauce for dipping, whatever. Use the remaining sauce to brush on shrimp, poultry, beef, etc. and grill as desired. Rita Nader Heikenfeld is Macy’s certified culinary professional. Email columns@community press.com with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Call 513-2487130, ext. 356.

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“What’s the matter, getting kinda creaky in your middle-age?” Nipper asked, groggily through a yawn. I was sitting on the edge of the bed, afraid to stand because my right leg had gone numb during the night. “No,” I sighed, flexing it to try to get the blood flowing. “It’s from you sleeping on top of my legs.” “Don’t blame me,” he said, turning over and laying his head on my pillow, “You should have moved.” Nipper’s right. I should have made him move, but couldn‘t. In the throes of sleep my common sense goes bye-bye to the point where it’ll register in my unconscious that I’m uncomfortable, but I’ll be too sleep-addled to do anything about it. So I wake up half-crippled on a regular basis. It didn’t start out that way. When Nipper was a puppy, Tom and I (well, to be honest, Tom) took a “tough-love” stance. Nipper was going to sleep in his own bed. (If left up to me, the puppy would have slept on the pillow next to my cheek from night one). But, my husband who is much more pragmatic bought a human baby play pen. We put it in the corner of the bedroom and that’s where

Nipper slept. I wanted to give in the first time Nipper cried, but “Testosterone Tom” stood firm and declared: “Somebody has to be the Alpha here and it’s obvious that it has to be me!” One fateful night when Nipper would not quiet down despite repeated “corrections,” Tom avowed, “It’s him or us.” He put Nipper into his crate and deposited it in the basement. The howling was heart-wrenching. But as responsible owners we had to wait him out, even if it meant sleeping with pillows over our ears to muffle the sound. “Nipper,” Tom (whose father was a dog breeder) proclaimed, “Will be what we make him!” And he was, sleeping on his very own doggie bed until he got old and grey. Then, for some reason (that he won‘t elaborate on except to say, “He‘s our guy”), Tom softened up and let him up on the bed. A couple of years ago when Nipper started having trouble hopping up on his own, our ornate, cherry, four poster bed was disassem-

bled and put into the garage. We now sleep on a mattress and box springs on the floor to accommodate the dog. The things we do for love… Tim and Jerri Lenz of Independence recently upgraded from a queen to a king-sized bed to accommodate their bed partners Dawn, a 50 lb. mixed breed and Dora, a 40 lb. Corgi mix. They too, started off with good intentions. “When we first got Dawn,” Tim said, “She slept in a crate; but then, it dawned on us (a Freudian slip, perhaps?) that she couldn’t be much of a watchdog in a cage. If something happened, how much protection could she be?” So, to ensure the safety of the family, Dawn was released from the crate. But, how did she end up sleeping on the bed? “It was winter,” he recalls in a sympathetic tone of voice, “And with the programmable thermostat it got kind of cold in the house at night. We have an electric blanket, so she would come up and lay on that. It wasn’t a problem at first, because she stayed at the foot of the bed, but then we got Dora.” “And they took over from there,“ Jerri says. “The

dogs pretty much rule the roost. It’s sad but true and I admit it.” The couple, who has been married for 20 years now share their extra-firm bed with the grey-green comforter, dust ruffle and coordinating decorative pillows with their two dogs. Dawn sleeps at the foot and Dora snuggles between Tim and Jerri. “It works now that we have the larger bed,” Jerri said, “With the queen it was terrible. I would wake up hugging the edge of the bed and the two dogs would be sprawled out to their full length. So we had to make the change. But I’m not sorry, I enjoy having them up there.” “And we haven’t had any burglars!” Tim chuckles, “Don’t forget that. Not that we had any before, but that has to count for something!” So, Tom and I aren’t the only ones who lie down with dogs (or other animals. One of my friends slept with her rabbit until she woke up in the middle of the night with him trying to make love to her head, but, I digress.) Bottom line is, is it a good idea to allow your pet to sleep in bed with you? “The question I would ask you is this,” Steven

Stratemeyer, D.V.M. of Evendale-Blue Ash Pet Hospital intones, “Whose bed is it?” Stratemeyer has been in practice as a veterinarian for 30 years and is an expert in teaching people how to train their pets. He believes that there is nothing wrong with letting your dog or cat sleep with you as long as it is on your terms. “It is only a problem when you think it is a problem,” he states. “What the dog wants is a good leader. If the dog wants to get up on the bed or couch or whatever, he needs to earn the right by doing a particular behavior; by sitting down, lying down, whatever. If it wants to be in bed with you, you should make it ask for permission first.” “If you go to bed and the dog is in bed before you, then who is in charge?” he

asks. “I have people who will come in and say they rolled over in the middle of the night, bumped their dog and they got bit. When that happens, it has become the dog’s bed, not yours and that’s where there is a problem.” The doctor concurs with my husband. “The people have to be in charge. There has to be a leader, and that should be you. Believe me, a dog is just a dog and he or she doesn’t make the right decisions.” Cats, he admits, are a little different in that they are not as domesticated as dogs. But, training is the same in that you reward positive behaviors and they will continue. “For example,” he said with a mischievous grin, “I’ve trained one of our cats to bug my wife at night and leave me alone.”

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RELIGION NOTES The Tri-City unit of Church Women United (CWU) will host its annual Friendship Day celebration at 6 p.m. May 7 at Burlington Baptist Church. Guests are asked to bring a covered dish for the potluck supper, loose change for the Fellowship of the Least Coin offering, and receiving blankets which will be sent to Church World Service disaster relief. For more information, call Joan Morgan at 525-7599. Burlington Baptist Church is at 3031 Washington St.

First Church of Christ

Abby Rike, a contestant on NBC’s reality series, “The Biggest Loser,” is bringing her message of hope, weight loss, health and wellness to the First Church of Christ in Burlington May 7 at 6 p.m. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. Proceeds will benefit the Burlington Elementary PTA to help fund the construction of a walking track around its playground. For tickets and more information, email Melody Hoppius at mert1@fuse.net or call 392-0157. The event is being spon-

sored by Melody’s Boot Camp Fitness. For information about the boot camp, visit www.melodysbootcampfitness.com. The First Church of Christ is located at 6080 Camp Ernst Road.

Gloria Dei Lutheran

Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Crestview Hills will host a community blood drive May 24 from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. The church has partnered with Hoxworth Blood Center, University of Cincinnati for the blood drive. Donors must be at least 17 years old (16 with a signed parental consent) and in good health to donate blood. They also must weigh at least 110 pounds and bring identification. It is recommended that donors eat a good meal and drink plenty of water within four hours before donating. To schedule an appointment: Sign up at the church or call 485-7600. Priority will be given to donors who have scheduled an appointment. Walk-in donors are welcome and will be seen as soon as possible. The Hoxworth donor bus will be parked at the church located at 2718 Dixie Hwy.

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By law, board members must represent all areas of the county. In keeping with that law, the newly appointed board member needs to be from southern Campbell County. Ann Painter, president of the board representing Alexandria and southern Campbell County, has served the maximum of two four-year terms. Her current term ends Sept. 30. People with occupations or interests in areas of business, finance and banking

would be especially beneficial. This is a non-paid, volunteer position. Members of the Library’s board of trustees are appointed to serve four-year terms. Applicants should submit letters of interest and a resume to Library Director JC Morgan at the Cold Spring Branch, 3920 Alexandria Pike, Cold Spring, KY 41076. Applications will be accepted through May 31. Interviews will be conducted

in June. By law, the names of two nominees will be forwarded to Kentucky State Librarian Wayne Onkst. The approved recommendations will be forwarded to Campbell County Judge Executive Steve Pendery, who will select one of the two names that have been submitted. The term for the new board of trustee member begins Oct. 1, 2010. The board meets at 4:30 p.m. on the third Tuesday of every month.

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Teresa L. Rust, 42, 3411 Lehman Road, Apartment 16, first degree possession of controlled substance - heroin, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of controlled substance, third degree criminal trespassing at 6711 Alexandria Pike, March 22. Marvin H. Hoffman, 43, 3411 Lehman Road, Apartment 16, possession of drug paraphernalia, theft by unlawful taking or shoplifting, third degree criminal trespassing, first degree possession of controlled substance - heroin at 6711 Alexandria Pike, March 22. Brian K. Chandler, 39, 3728 Peggy Ann Lane, DUI - aggravated circumstances - first offense, careless driving, failure of owner to maintain required insurance at AA Highway and Ky. 709, April 3.

Incidents/reports First degree criminal mischief, theft by unlawful taking

Report of soda machine outside business broken into and bills and coins taken at 7901 Alexandria Pike, March 30.

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Reported at 322 Brookwood Drive, April 4.

Lost or found property

Report of dealer tag lost during test drive at 7500 Alexandria Pike, April 6.

Second degree criminal mischief

Report of car wash stalls damaged and face of machine where money is inserted pried open at 8240 Alexandria Pike, March 30. Report of window broken at restaurant at 7150 Alexandria Pike, April 1.

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Report of prescription medication taken at 201 Washington St., April 5.

Theft of services

Report of food taken without paying from employee at drive-up restaurant at 7105 Alexandria Pike, March 31.

Third degree criminal mischief

Report of house egged at 114 Ridgeway Crossing, April 4.

Third degree terroristic threatening

Report of woman knocked on door and threatened to kill man at 6 Breckenridge Drive, apartment C6, April 4.

FORT THOMAS Arrest

Edwin Clark, 49, 2037 Highland Ave., warrant at Alexandria Pike and Canon Ridge, April 14. Joshua Pierce, 30, 2353 Laurel Nicholasville Road, warrant at I471 at exit 3, April 14. Nicole Sandfoss, 32, 162 North Grand Ave. Apt. 36, possession of drug paraphernalia at 162 North Grand Ave. Apt. 36, April 14.

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taken from vehicle at 140 Orchard Lane, March 31. Report of constable campaign sign taken at 10 Wright Court, April 2. Report of purse taken from shopping cart at 6711 Alexandria Pike, April 5. Report of unknown person entered garage and took chain saw at 321 Washington St., April 7.

Theft by unlawful taking, theft of controlled substance over $300, harassment, violation of Kentucky EPO/DVO

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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. Crystal Powell, 31, 3442 Greenvalley Terrace, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia at North Grand and Churchill, April 15. James Freeman, 46, 6812 River Road, first degree possession of a controlled substance, second degree possession of a controlled substance at I-471 north, April 16. Tyler Beckroege, 34, 1044 Rutledge Ave., possession of marijuana at I471 north, April 16. Justin Arnold, 27, 2569 Dixie Highway, DUI, careless driving at I-471, April 17. Nicole Piccirillo, 24, 138 South Fort Thomas Ave. Apt. K, DUI, possession of open alcoholic beverage in a motor vehicle at US 27 at I-275 overpass, April 17. Erin Kennedy, 27, 70 Gettysburg Square, alcohol intoxication in a public place at I-471 north, April 18. Wendell Eason, 47, 7626 Clovernook, warrant, operating a motor vehicle on a suspended license at I-471 north, April 18. John David Startzman, 36, 118 Allie Court, DUI at I-471 north, April 18. Brandi Kramer, 35, 322 Fourth Ave., warrant at South Grand Avenue, April 21.

Incidents/reports Theft by unlawful taking

Reported at 107 Highland Ave., April 17.

Theft by unlawful taking from auto

Reported at 45 Forest Ave., April 21.

Melba L. Andriot Bauer, 83, Fort Thomas, died April 19, 2010, at Carmel Manor Nursing Home, Fort Thomas. She was the owner of the former Summit Lodge in Fort Thomas and member of St. Therese Parish in Southgate. Survivors include her husband of 50 years, Tom Bauer; sons, Frank Winburn of Fort Thomas, Lonnie Winburn of Southgate and Tom Winburn of Margate, Fla.; daughter, Cindy Winburn of Wilder; five grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Burial was in St. Stephen Cemetery. Memorials: Carmel Manor, 100 Carmel Manor Road, Fort Thomas, KY 41075; or Go Red For Women, American Heart Association, P.O. Box 15120, Chicago, IL 60693.

Leonard Beckerich

Leonard C. Beckerich, 80, Edgewood, died April 22, 2010, at Hospice of St. Elizabeth, Edgewood. He was a machinist for 20 years with American Laundry Machinery; member of St. Pius X Parish in Edgewood, Elsmere Senior Center and Lakeside Senior Center. Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Beckerich of Edgewood; sons, Mike Beckerich of Milford, Ken and Larry Beckerich of Independence; daughters, Kathy Beckerich of Burlington and Lori Cole of Florence; brother, Joseph Beckerich of Cold Spring; sister, Gertrude Gausepohl of Covington; brothers, Ambrose Beckerich of Alexandria, Urban and Louis Beckerich, both of Claryville and Frank and John Beckerich of Highland Heights; sister, Agnes Perry of Alexandria and Sister

Mary Michelyn SND of Covington and six grandchildren. Burial was in Mother of God Cemetery, Fort Wright. Memorials: Kidney Foundation of Greater Cincinnati, 2200 Victory Parkway, Suite 510, Cincinnati, OH 45206; or Hospice of St. Elizabeth Healthcare, 483 South Loop Drive, Edgewood, KY 41017.

Roy Bishop Jr.

Roy Bishop Jr., 59, Covington, died April 24, 2010, at Florence Park Nursing & Rehab Center. He was a truck driver for MidState Trucking. Survivors include his daughter, Angela Bishop of Covington; son, Roy “L.B.” Bishop III of Kenton County; brothers, William Bishop of Crittenden, Dennis Bishop of Covington and Richard Anderson of Fairfield; sisters, Donna Smith of Covington, Anita Hicks of New Columbus, Ky., Denise Bishop of Dayton, Ohio, and Carla Bishop of Fort Thomas; and two grandchildren. Memorials: Hospice of St. Elizabeth Healthcare, 483 South Loop Road, Edgewood, KY 41017, or Florence Park Nursing & Rehab Center, 6975 Burlington Pike Florence, KY 41042.

Marcella Born

Marcella Gutapfel Born, 72, Melbourne, a homemaker, died April 21, 2010, at River Valley Nursing Home, Butler. Survivors include her husband, Ralph “Bud” Born; daughters, Cathy Herald and Deborah Joering of Melbourne; sons, James Born of

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Father Joseph Nicholas Boschert

Father Joseph Nicholas Boschert, 74, California, died April 21, 2010, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. He was ordained a priest June 25, 1960 at the Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption in Covington. Survivors include his sisters Mary Ann McGrath of Fort Thomas, Bernice Braun of Southgate and Margaret Kehoe of Fort Thomas. Burial was in Sts. Peter and Paul Cemetery, California. Cooper Funeral Home, Alexandria, handled the arrangements. Memorials: Priests’ Retirement Fund, P.O. Box 15550, Covington, KY 41015-0550; or Sts. Peter & Paul Church, 2163 California Crossroads, California, KY 41007-9713.

William Bowling

William Virgil Bowling, 58, Dayton, died April 24, 2010, at St. Elizabeth Fort Thomas. Hi son, Virgil Bowling, died in 2006. Survivors include his wife, Debbie Bowling; son, Michael Williams of Highland Heights; daughters, Donna Burton of Florida and Nicole Clayborn of Covington; brother, Ed Bowling of Glencoe; sisters, Reva Downard of Alexandria and Linda Belden of Michigan; and nine grandchildren. Burial was at the convenience of the family.

Barbara Brewer

Barbara Jean Brewer, 67, Bellevue, died April 18, 2010, in Fort Thomas. She was a homemaker, member of the National Society Daughters of America and worked for Senior Services of Northern Kentucky. Survivors include her son, Kenneth Farrell of Fort Thomas; daughters, Paula Ehrenfels of Silver Grove and Candice Webber of Alexandria; brother, Gregg Ehlman; sisters, Dianne Munninghoff and Pamela Durbin; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery, Southgate. Memorials: National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, Office of Development, 1776 D St., N.W., Washington, D.C. 200065303; or Senior Services of Northern Kentucky, 1032 Madison Ave, Covington, KY 41011.

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Basic obituary information and a color photograph of your loved one is published without charge by The Community Recorder. Please call us at 283-0404 for more information. To publish a larger memorial tribute, call 513242-4000 for pricing details. For the most up-to-date Northern Kentucky obituaries, click on the "Obituaries" link at NKY.com. Thomas, died April 23, 2010, at St. Elizabeth Fort Thomas. He was captain of the Newport Fire Department for 27 years and a staff sergeant in the United States Air Force and a Korean War Veteran. He was also a lifetime member of the Lawler-Hanlon VFW Post #5662 and owner/operator of Burkart’s Carryout in Newport. He coached knothole baseball and also played semi-pro baseball. He was inducted into the Northern Kentucky Sports Hall of Fame in 1983 as an outstanding baseball player. Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Ramona Herms Burkart; son, Jim Burkart Jr. of Pendleton County; daughters, Linda Whalen of Florence, Debbie Plummer of Alexandria, Karen Schunk of Cincinnati and Cindy Fangman of Edgewood; brother, Joseph Burkart of Alexandria; sisters, Pat Martz of Ross, Ky., Bev Warndorf and Sue Thomas, both of Fort Thomas, and Judy Schumacher of Cold Spring; 11 grandchildren and seven greatgrandchildren. Burial was in St. Stephen Cemetery. Memorials: St. Thomas Church, 26 E. Villa Place, Fort Thomas, KY 41075.

Sister Fetterhoff

Sister Martha Rose Fetterhoff, Contemplative Sisters of the Good Shepherd, 84, Fort Thomas, died April 20, 2010, in Fort Thomas. She worked for many years in the sewing room at Villa Maria creating detailed embroidery work. She was a cook and worked in the altar bread room, played violin, sang and enjoyed wrapping all the gifts for the community throughout the year. Burial was St. Stephen Cemetery, Fort Thomas. Muehlenkamp Funeral Home, Fort Thomas, is handled the arrangements. Memorials: Sisters of the Good Shepherd Pelletier Hall, 930 Highland Ave., Fort Thomas, KY 41075.

Paul Garmany

Paul Garmany, 59, of Monroe, Ohio, formerly of Highland Heights, died April 15, 2010, at his home. He was a production control manager for Silfex Corporation and former member of St. Patrick’s Church, Taylor Mill.

Survivors include his wife, Regina Fitzsimmons-Garmany of Monroe; son, Jacob Michael Garmany of Monroe, Ohio; daughters, Tiffany Garmany of Monroe, Ohio and Ashley Garmany of Blue Ash, Ohio; parents, Loyce and Dorothy Garmany of Highland Heights; brothers, Michael Garmany of Wilder and John Garmany of Cold Spring. Fares J. Radel Funeral Home, Cold Spring, handled the arrangements. Memorials: St. Patrick’s Church, 3280 Mills Road, Taylor Mill, 41015.

Edward Gerner

Edward Carl Gerner, 90, of Covington, formerly of Fort Thomas, died April 21, 2010, at St. Charles Care Center, Covington. He was salesman for the Keebler Cookie Company and a World War II Army Air Corps veteran. His wives, Edith Scherder Gerner and Virginia Zier Gerner, died previously. Survived include his daughters, Holly Ruschman of Erlanger, Pam Kramer of Edgewood and Linda Herms of Alexandria; sons, Ed Gerner of Saratoga, N.Y. and Frank Gerner of Alexandria; brother, William Gerner of Cincinnati; 13 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Middendorf Funeral Home, Fort Wright, handled the arrangements. Memorials: St. Charles Care Center, 500 Farrell Drive, Covington, KY 41011.

Thelma Harris

Thelma J. Harris, 88, of Highland Heights, formerly of Newport, died April 19, 2010, at St. Elizabeth Fort Thomas. She was a homemaker and a member of St. Stephens Church. Her husband, Alvin Harris, died previously. Survivors include her son, Jimmy Harris of Cold Spring; two granddaughters, six great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Burial was in St. Stephens Cemetery, Fort Thomas. Memorials: Parish Kitchen, 141 W. Pike St., Covington, KY 41011.

Richard Hill

Richard W. Hill, 75, Edgewood, died April 20, 2010, at Hospice of St. Elizabeth Healthcare, Edgewood. He owned Jacqueline’s Village Lounge in Fort Mitchell, was a Korean Army veteran and member of Hawg Hunters Fishing Club. Survivors include his wife, Jackie Hill; daughters, Lauren Burke of Blue Ash, Ohio, and Vicki Maxwell of Independence; sons, Rick Hill of Independence and Marc Hill of Chicago; sister, Marion Erwin of Fort Thomas; eight grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Burial was in Highland Cemetery, Fort Mitchell. Memorials: Hospice of St. Elizabeth Healthcare, 483 South Loop Road, Edgewood, KY 41017.

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John Kohler

John G. Kohler, 87, Cold Spring, died April 17, 2010, at Hospice of the Bluegrass - Northern Kentucky Care Center in Fort Thomas. He was a truck driver for the John Hill Co. in Cincinnati, and also worked for the Anchor Paper Co. in Cincinnati. After retirement, he worked for Desmond Bros. Insurance, Bellevue. He was a member of the Bellevue Vets, Seniors of Southgate, Fort Thomas and Bellevue, St. Joseph Church, Cold Spring, and was and Army veteran where he was a staff sergeant in North Africa and Italy during WWII. Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Helen Dougherty Kohler; daughter, Kim Klotz of Hyde Park; son, John Kohler Jr. of Crocker, Mo.; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Burial was in St. Stephen Cemetery. Memorials: St. Joseph Church, 4011 Alexandria Pike, Cold Spring, KY 41076, or Hospice of the Bluegrass-Northern Kentucky, 7388 Turfway Road, Florence, KY 41042.

Jack Knock

Jack L. Knock, 68, Erlanger, died April 18, 2010, at his home. He was a member of Immanuel Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Barbara Knock; sons, Jack Knock of Alexandria, Tony Knock of Covington, Greg Marksberry of Union and Brian Hatley of Florence; daughter, Tanya Morrow of Lancaster, Ky. and 11 grandchildren. Burial was in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Memorials: Hospice of St. Elizabeth Healthcare, 483 South Loop Road, Edgewood, KY 41017, or charity of donor’s choice.

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Barbara Nelson

Barbara Ann Nelson, 69, Florence, died April 20, 2010, at St. Elizabeth Florence. Her husband, George Nelson, and son, Donald Nelson, died previously. Survivors include her daughters, Georgia Nelson of Covington and Dottie Ferrall of Newport; sons, David Nelson of Oklahoma and George Nelson of Dayton, Ky.; 19 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Alexandria Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

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Ruth Shotwell Painter, 88, California, died April 21, 2010, at Hospice of St. Elizabeth Healthcare, Edgewood. She was a homemaker, member of the Carthage United Methodist Church and California Homemakers. Her husband, Earl W. Painter, died in 2003. Survivors include her daughters, Donna Nelson of California and Diane Dunlap Schmidt of Azle, Texas; son, Dennis Painter of Alexandria; 11 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. Burial was in Mount Gilead Cemetery in Carthage. Alexandria Funeral Home handled the arrangements. Memorials: Carthage United Methodist Church, 3427 Carthage Road, California, KY 41007; or Hospice of St. Elizabeth Healthcare, 483 S. Loop Road, Edgewood, KY 41017.

James Plummer

James Plummer, 85, Dayton, died April 19, 2010, in Fort Thomas. He was a retired technician with AT&T and a World War II Army veteran.

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Nancy Pruett

Nancy Pruett, 71, Taylor Mill, died April 22, 2010, at her home. She was a waitress, bartender and member of Calvary Baptist Church in Latonia. Her husband, Clarence “Bud” Pruett, died in 1983. Survivors include her daughter, Kim Davis of Taylor Mill; son, Frank Davis of Fort Wright; sisters, Angie Malone of Hebron and Darlene Blanton of Arlington, Texas; brothers, Joe Thompson of Elsmere, Darrell Thompson of Dayton, Ky., Bobby Hayek of Crestview Hills and Bill Hayek of Troy, Ohio, and two grandchildren. Burial was in Highland Cemetery, Fort Mitchell. Memorials: American Heart Association, 5211 Madison Road, Cincinnati, OH 45227.

for 47 years, then bookkeeper at St. Anne Convent in Melbourne for eight years. Survivors include her nephew, Vince Reckers and his family. Muehlenkamp Funeral Home, Fort Thomas, handled the arrangements. Memorials: Sisters of Divine Providence, 1000 St. Anne Drive, Melbourne, KY 41059.

Gertrude Rogg

Gertrude “Gertie” Payne Rogg, 91, Fort Thomas, died April 21, 2010, at Rosedale Manor in Latonia. She was a homemaker and member of University of Kentucky Alumni Association. Her husband, Roland Rogg, died previously. Survivors include her son, Gary Rogg of Fort Thomas. Burial was at the Evergreen Cemetery, Southgate. Doebbling, Muehlenkamp-Erschell Funeral Home handled the arrangements. Memorials: American Cancer Society 297 Buttermilk Pike, Fort Mitchell, KY 41017.

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Garry Schwachter

Garry Schwachter, 57, Alexandria, died April 21, 2010, at his home. He was a stock clerk for biggs and the County Market and a member of New Macedonia Church in Newport. Survivors include his daughter, Cathy Daniel of Latonia; sons, Gary Schwachter of Cynthiana and Matthew Schwachter of Newport; brothers, Robert Schwachter of Taylor Mill, Glendon Schwachter of LaGrange and Donald Sanders of Orlando, Fla. and eight grandchildren. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery, Southgate.

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Sister Dorothy Rose Reckers, Congregation of Divine Providence, 87, Melbourne, died April 19, 2010, at Holy Family Home, Melbourne. She was a teacher and principal

J. Daniel Ryle, 57, of Bromley, formerly of Florence, died April 10, 2010, at University Hospital, Corryville. Survivors include his son, James Christopher Ryle of Florence; daughter, Beth Ann McCubbin of Alexandria; father, James R. Ryle of Bromley; brother, Robert Ryle of Bradenton, Fla. and sister, Tricia

Charles “Bull” Shanks, 66, Alexandria, died April 18, 2010, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. He was an employee of Newport Steel and served in the U.S. Navy, was a member of St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, Fort Thomas, the Bob White Club of Alexandria and was a former Boy Scout leader of Troop No. 75 and a bingo caller at St. Mary Catholic Church. Survivors include his wife, Carol Wasser Shanks; daughter, Elizabeth Barnes of Alexandria; son, Mathew Shanks of Butler; brother, Michael

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Clara B. Buell Taylor, 87, Highland Heights, died April 22, 2010, at Hospice of the Bluegrass-Northern Kentucky Care Center in Fort Thomas. She was a homemaker. Her husband, John B. Taylor, and daughter, Barbara Ann Stanfield, died previously. Survivors include her daughters, Joan Vaughan of Erlanger and Patricia Chinn of Highland Heights; brother, Robert “Bob” Buell of Bridgetown; seven grandchildren, three step-grandchildren, several great-grandchildren; and one greatgreat grandchild. Floral Hills Funeral Home of Taylor Mill handled the the arrangements. Burial was in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens, Taylor Mill. Memorials: Hospice of the Bluegrass-Northern Kentucky, 7388 Turfway Road, Florence, KY 41042.

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Amanda graduated from Campbell County High School in 2003 and went on to receive her BA in Marketing from Northern Kentucky University in 2007. She is currently employed with Susans Salon in Alexandria, KY. Adam graduated from Bishop Brossart High School in 2002 and went on to receive his Associates degree in Civil Engineering from Cincinnati State in 2005. He is currently employed with Duke Energy. The wedding will take place on May 15th, 2010 at Highland United Methodist Church in Fort Thomas, KY.

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