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Mark “Doc” Docter, know at Highlands High School as the Ala Carte Guru, is spreading his passion for healthy, tasty foods one dish at a time in the schools ala carte line. And now when the Fort Thomas resident isn’t serving students, he runs his own gluten-free dressings business called Doc’s Dressings. LIFE, B1

Hitting the road

Federal assessors are still visiting county-maintained roads to tally the cost of repairs for damages by landslides from wet weather. Damage to all the roads in the county, including statemaintained roads, was taken into account to reach the minimum damage amount of $295,000 to qualify for federal disaster money. NEWS, A4

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Alexandria planning for a tight budget By Chris Mayhew

ALEXANDRIA - Alexandria is working on a draft budget that the mayor expects will be light on capital spending projects and heavy on maintaining the city’s police and public works services. Mayor Bill Rachford and members of council’s finance committee, are working out the details of a draft budget. The final draft budget will be presented in full at the first council meeting in June for a first reading, Rachford said. Since it is a draft in progress, the exact financial figures won’t be released until it is brought to council, he said. It is already clear that the city’s

revenue from insurance, property and occupational taxes are all projecting downward for a total estimated revenue loss of about 5 percent, Rachford said. Other pressures on the budget include rising cost of pension contributions for city employees and the rising cost of health insurance, expected to increase about 12 percent this year, he said. The city’s loss of revenue is in line with where the larger economy is now, and means the city will not have any new major spending projects this year, he said. “There are a lot of things that we’d like to do that we can’t afford right now,” Rachford said. Among wants expressed is an expansion of the city park, includ-

ing adding a new parking lot area, he said. Rachford said he was hoping to start setting aside money in an account to save up for the desired park additions over the course of several years, but that saving isn’t likely to start this year. The parking lot at the city building and community center also needs to be redone, Rachford said. The city will make a consistent effort to keep its existing facilities, equipment and infrastructure in the best shape possible, he said. “I would like to make sure that we stay up on our preventative maintenance,” he said. Typically, the city has to purchase about two new vehicles for the police or public works departments, but preventative mainte-

nance by the city’s mechanic means the city should be able to get through this year without any new vehicle purchases, he said. The city has combined fleet of about 20 vehicles in the police and public works departments, he said. “This year we’re not planning to purchase any new vehicles,” Rachford said. Last year’s working budget was more than $3.9 million, and this year’s budget will likely be very similar to last year’s final total with cost-savings making up for the projected loss in revenue, he said. For more about your community, visit

Rotary seeks new members By Chris Mayhew

Written in stone

Masonry students from C.E.McCormick Area Technology Center rocked Alexandria Community Park this month by building a new stone entrance sign. “The work they did on the park sign is beautiful,” said Alexandria park board member Pam Proctor. SCHOOLS, A6

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Alexandria Police Department school resource officer Mark Branham, left, loans his police ball cap to seventh-grade student Brie Stewart of Alexandria, center, as seventh-grader Sarah Hoadley of Highland Heights, left, reaches to grab the hat during lunch at Campbell County Middle School Wednesday, May 18.

Officer quietly eases into post By Chris Mayhew

ALEXANDRIA – School resource officer Mark Branham stands in the cafeteria at Campbell County Middle School and waits for students to approach him – leaving a space for the long shadow cast by the death of his predecessor James “Stumpy” Sticklen. Sticklen died March 4 in Corbin, Ky., after he collapsed during training from a medical emergency. Branham started about six weeks ago as the new school resource officer based at Campbell County Middle School – the largest middle school in Kentucky by enrollment. “It was an absolute tough role for officer Branham to step into after Stumpy’s death – a beloved SRO,” said CCMS Principal David Sandlin. Sandlin said he asked the students when Branham started work to “give him a break” on his first day.

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Branham has already continued to defy the misnomer that a school resource officer is primarily there to arrest students when they are misbehaving, Sandlin said. “He’s down there doing lunch duty and building relationships,” Sandlin said of Branham. Branham is proactive, having moved the SRO office to the front entrance of the school, and intently watching the winds and weather that resulted in students spending 40 minutes in their safety zones one day recently, he said. Branham, a police officer for 11 years, said he let his chief know that he wanted to to take the place of Sticklen. Sticklen had helped Branham fingerprint his son’s class in 2007 – a moment he said inspired him. Since then, Branham said he had constantly asked Sticklen for pointers and become more interested in SRO work. “It has just been something that has been on my heart this whole time,” he said of working as an SRO. Sticklen told him he should

eventually take over as SRO, Branham said. “I told him only when you want to retire, and that was three weeks before his death,” Branham said. Branham said he knows he can’t fully replace Sticklen, so he doesn’t force himself into the conversations students are having and lets them come up to him and say hello if they want to chat. “I’ve got awful big shoes to fill,” he said. “I know that. But, if I can be half as good as Stumpy, I’ll be good to go.” Brittany Snodgrass, a seventhgrader, of Alexandria, said she and others miss Sticklen, but that Branham is also very nice. “He’s kind of like Stumpy,” she said. “He sort of resembles him.” Branham has already “gotten his feet wet” quicker than he thought he would and is already adjusting to the new role well, said Mike Ward, chief of police for Alexandria. “We tease him and call him Lumpy,” Ward said of Branham.

FORT THOMAS - Campbell County's Rotary chapter is seeking to bolster its membership ranks and increase the amount of service the group provides locally and internationally. "I would say it is the best networking organization that you can join," said Arne J. Almquist, president of the Cincinnati Rotary chapter during his guest speech to an open meeting of the Campbell County chapter in Fort Thomas May 11. Almquist is also the director of Northern Kentucky University's Steely Library. Rotary's motto of "service above self" is what the organization is about and what members often enjoy most, Almquist said. "You come for the networking, but you stay for the service," he said. Almquist said he enjoys talking and learning from other Rotarians in different professions and finding out what they're concerned about. Rotary is an organization that is life-changing for people by providing members with chances to meet other Rotarians from around the world, take-on leadership roles, and by assisting others, Almquist said. "It's an exciting opportunity to be the most they can be," he said. Typically people are invited to join Rotary via person-to-person contacts, but the chapter wants to reach out more directly now to increase active membership, said Arnd Rehfus of Alexandria, president-elect of the Campbell County chapter. "Normally you're inviting people to join, but I guess in our case right now we're just looking for people who are interested in serving their community, and interest-

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BRIEFLY Flags being added to Alexandria telephone poles

U.S. flags will be installed on telephone poles in Alexandria thanks to a partnership the city has forged with the Alexandria office of Woodmen of the World. The flags and the hardware to hang them from the telephone poles won’t cost the city anything thanks to the Woodmen of the World, which will provide all of that, said Alexandria Mayor Bill Rachford.

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The city has received authorization from Duke Energy to put the flags up on 16 telephone poles lining U.S. 27 through town, Rachford said. “Hopefully, that will get done next week in time for the Memorial Day parade,” he said.

Campbell County volunteers needed for river sweep

Volunteers are being sought to participate in River Sweep 2011 and help clean the Ohio River at Pendery


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Park near Melbourne at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 18. Trash bags will be provided, and gloves will be available for people who don’t have their own. The site at Pendery Park is sponsored by the Campbell County Solid Waste Department and the Campbell County Extension Service. Registration is requested, but isn’t required. Wear sturdy shoes and old clothing. For information or to register call 859-572-2600.

Highland Heights to host Memorial Day service at city building

The City of Highland Heights is hosting a Memorial Day service at 8:30 a.m. Monday, May 30, at the city building, 176 Johns Hill Road. The public is invited to attend the service, which will honor loved ones who have served the country. Refreshments will be served at the event.


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Rotary From A1 ed in doing good," Rehfus said. Both international and local causes are targeted by Rotary, he said. Internationally, Rotary has been successfully working to eradicate the disease Polio, Rehfus said. The goal of eliminating Polio is 95 percent complete, and the only reason it's not already gone is because some areas of the world are extremely difficult to get the medical supplies and vaccinations in, but that Rotary is steadily making progress, he said. Rotary also helps with projects around the world to provide clean or purified drinking water, he said. Procter & Gamble has

recently embarked on a partnership with Rotary International to provide clean drinking water in the African countries of Malawi and Tanzania, Rehfus said. Locally, Campbell County Rotary members collect food for local food pantries, and have worked with Habitat for Humanity and the Hosea House in Newport on projects, he said. Campbell County Rotary will be working with the YMCA on their facility in Dayton, Ky., to create a computer room by painting and cleaning it up, Rehfus said. The local chapter's members have spent time helping clean out and renovate a home in Newport, and in providing potentially lifesaving defibulators to the Bellevue Vets. There's also a regular scholarship that any high school student from Camp-

bell County is eligible to apply for through an essay contest, he said. Last year one student from Newport High School and one from Campbell County High School won partial college scholarships, Rehfus said. Members of Rotary are encouraged to bring their own ideas of how to help the community based on their own experiences and observations, he said. "Somebody says that they need help there or they need help here and we say, 'Yeah, we can pitch in and do something there,'" Rehfus said. For information about joining Campbell County Rotary call Arnd Rehfus at 859-635-5088 or email For more about your community, visit

Community service scholarships given to Brossart students Bishop Brossart High School and the Luschek Scholarship Selection Committee announced the winners of the eighth annual Kathleen R. Luschek Community Service Scholarship. • Incoming freshman Wesley Holden, son of Scott

(deceased) and Kay Holden of California. • Incoming senior Kendall Kramer, daughter of William and Christi Kramer of California. As winners of this prestigious community service award, each student will

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N. Ky. school violation suspensions down an expulsion or out-of-school suspension, while 93.7 percent of students committed no offenses. “Some people get the misconception that schools are a hotbed for problems, but you have almost 94 percent of the students who have done nothing wrong,” Akers said. “I think that’s a positive.” Disciplinary actions for board violations continued to go down statewide. There were 80,481 in 2005-06, 69,322 in 2008-09 and 62,917 last year. Board violations fall under nearly a dozen categories, such as defiance of authority, fighting, profanity, threatening, tobacco use and failure to attend detention. Though disciplinary actions for law violations across the state were up from 4,916 in 2008-09 to 5,028 in 2009-10, last year’s total is still lower than the 5,462 recorded in 2006-07. Some categories for law violations include robbery, assault, forgery, drug abuse and possession or use of weapons. In Dayton Independent Schools, suspensions due to board

violations were at 50 in 2007-08, 117 the next year and 161 last year. Two years ago the district hired a new high school principal, assistant principal and dean of students. “I just think it’s a change in personnel and their different approaches,” said Superintendent Gary Rye. That’s why Akers says the data cannot be used to pit one school against another to try and determine which schools are safest. Circumstances behind the numbers may be different at each school. “For example, if you crack down on bullying, you may see an uptick in suspensions,” Akers said. “And if you see a school with no suspensions, is it really safe, or are they not handing out suspensions because they are playing the data game?” Beechwood Independent Schools jumped in one year from one law violation suspension to 40. But 35 of those suspensions last year were attributed to one incident at the high school - a sen-

Brighton Center plans $2M endowment NEWPORT The Brighton Center has launched a campaign to establish a $2 million endowment. Robert Brewster, executive director of the drug and alcohol rehabilitation center in Newport, talked about the endowment while making a presentation Wednesday night at the Campbell County Fiscal Court meeting in Alexandria. Brewster said the center’s board wants to raise the money by June 30,

when he plans to retire after leading the center for more than four decades. Brewster said income from the endowment – to be called Legacy of Hope – will be used by the center when needed. He said that could include providing emergency assistance or housing for clients that are leaving the center. Celebrating its 45th anniversary this year, the center’s mission is to help individuals and families achieve self-sufficiency.

Brewster said the center is trying to raise money from individuals and businesses. He said the bad economy has prompted the center to do a capital campaign for the first time. “This recession has forced us to come to grips with the fact that we must have some type of reserve with times like these,” Brewster said. The center served more than 84,000 people in Boone, Kenton and Campbell counties last year.


In other action, Fiscal Court accepted a bid $87,991 from D.L. Braughler Co. Inc. for the replacement of Visalia Bridge between Pleasant Ridge Road and Pond Creek Road in southern Campbell County. James Seibert, the county’s director of finance, said the narrow bridge, which is more than 50 years old, is deteriorating and needs to be replaced. He said state funds will be used for the project.

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namely social media, has played a factor in some districts’ numbers going up. “Kids will get into an argument at home using social media, then come to school and cause an altercation,” he said. Covington Independent Public Schools started an alternative-tosuspension program at Holmes middle and high schools, driving its suspensions down from 1,779 in 2008-09 to 861 the next year. “That program was critical in dropping our suspensions, and it’s really working out because students don’t want to go there,” said Superintendent Lynda Jackson. Jackson said administrators find the safe schools report helpful. “We look at it and say ‘What can we do different next year?’” Jackson said. “We look at the infractions and ask ourselves if there was anything we could have done to prevent them from happening.” To view the full report, visit tml.

ior prank gone wrong that resulted in vandalism to the school. The district dropped its board violation suspensions in two years from 45 to 19. “We’re just very clear at the beginning of the year on how students are supposed to behave, and they’re behaving,” Beechwood High School Principal Ginger Webb said of the board violations drop. Campbell County Schools saw a jump in board violation suspensions, from 288 in 2007-08 to 457 in 2009-10. Kerry Hill, executive director of pupil personnel for the district, attributed the rise to a few factors. One is that suspensions at the Northern Kentucky Cooperative for Educational Services in Cold Spring, which houses an alternative school for students from several districts, are now added to Campbell’s numbers even though the cooperative is not part of the district. Another reason, Hill said, is that Campbell had to recently eliminate its alternative-to-suspension program due to budget cuts. Hill also said that technology,



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Out-of-school student suspensions in 2009-10 due to violations of board of education policies dropped more than 13 percent in Northern Kentucky schools from 2008-09, and 9.5 percent statewide. Suspensions due to law violations in the 18 local districts were up 9 percent, and 3 percent statewide, during that same time period. The numbers are from the 11th annual Safe Schools Data Project, compiled by the Kentucky Center for School Safety and released this month. The figures are reported to the KCSS by districts, with procedures in place to make sure they are reported accurately. “Schools can use the report to see what they are doing right, and what can be improved,” said Jon Akers, executive director of KCSS. “You can generate a good discussion with this.” Statewide, there were nearly 650,000 public school students in 2009-10. Just 6.3 percent committed an offense that resulted in

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Campbell County receiving federal aid for roads By Chris Mayhew

Campbell County-maintained roads damaged by landslides from wet weather are eligible for emergency federal disaster relief money to fix them as federal assessors continue to visit all the sites to tally up estimated costs. Damage to all the roads in the county, including state-maintained roads, was taken into account to reach the minimum damage amount of $295,000 to qualify for federal disaster money, said William Turner, director of Campbell County Office of Emergency Management. However, the county-main-

tained roads met the $295,000 damage minimum limit all by themselves without counting any state-maintained roadways like the slide damage on Pooles Creek Road, a state road, in Cold Spring, Turner said. No final estimate on the damage total will be available until assessors from FEMA visit every site and alert the county to the amount the agency will award to the county to make repairs, he said. The county’s road system had multiple instances of where the hillside slipped onto the roadway, and that accounted for much of the county’s damage, he said. “The county has already begun work on some of the sites because

the damage was such that they couldn’t wait on FEMA,” Turner said. Pictures were taken of the urgent needs sites so that the county might still be reimbursed for the cost of the repairs, he said. While there was plenty of damage to county roads, traffic has not been significantly impacted, said Campbell County Administrator Robert Horine. All countymaintained roads are in the southern portions of Campbell County, Horine said. “The bottom line is we did not have any total road closures, but we did have numerous locations where roads were either damaged or that there is slippage right up to

the edge of the roads,” he said. The county did lose about 25 percent of one section of the roadway of Lees Road in the area south of Claryville, and that was probably the worst slide for the county, he said. The heavy April and early May rains did cause a temporary closure of Hissem Road near the Pendleton County border on Easter Sunday after rushing water blew out a culvert pipe and most of the fill holding up a bridge over the culvert pipe, Horine said. Repairs were made that day because the other end of Hissem road in Pendleton County was closed because of flooding of the Licking River and blocked the

only other exit for people living on the road, he said. Mostly, the county has many places along roads where the water from the heavy rains caused erosion right up to the edge of the road that requires fixing soon so the roadways don’t start sliding away too, Horine said. “I would say that compared to the state roads we were lucky because we didn’t have to do any total road closures, but we still have a lot of damage to repair,” he said. For more about your community, visit

SD1 receives 2-percent interest rate loans for seven projects Sanitation District No. 1 of Northern Kentucky has received more than $37 million in 2-percent interest rate loans to fund seven different projects in Campbell, Kenton and Boone counties. SD1 announced in a May 18 news release that the Kentucky Infrastructure Authority (KIA) has granted more than $37 million from the Clean Water State

Revolving Loan Fund program to fund the “legallyrequired” capital improvement projects to reduce or eliminate sewer overflows. The projects receiving the funds include: • Ash Street pump station replacement and force main construction projects (two different projects) in Silver Grove and Camp Springs. • Church Street combined

sewer overflow reduction project in Taylor Mill. • Elimination of the Kentucky Aire pump station in Florence by installing a new gravity sewer to the Frogtown (Road) sewer. • Improvements to the Lakeview Pump Station in Fort Wright. • The Lakeside Park public and private source inflow and infiltration removal and

sewer rehabilitation project. • Vernon Lane (Fort Thomas) public and private source inflow and infiltration removal and sewer rehabilitation project. “KIA loans have saved SD1 more than $100 million in interest costs when compared to traditional 30-year revenue bonds,” said Bob Elliston, president of SD1’s board of directors, in the

news release. Since 2004 KIA loans have funded 20 projects through 16 different loans, according to the SD1 release. “Stringent environmental regulations are requiring SD1 to invest $400 million in infrastructure improvements in the next few years,” said Elliston in the release. “We work very hard to fund capital improvement projects

while minimizing the financial impact on our ratepayers. These KIA loans are a valuable resource to help us meet EPA requirements, improve water quality in Northern Kentucky and reduce costs.” For information about the KIA, founded in 1988 to provide funding for local water, sewer and solid waste projects, visit the website

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Campbell County emergency response agencies win grant By Chris Mayhew

Firefighters and emergency responders have been well equipped for years with working radios, and a $295,350 federal grant will help Campbell County agencies defray half the cost of keeping up with a federal mandate requiring an upgrade of radio technology. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Assistance to Firefighters matching grant will cover costs for multiple agencies including 10 fire departments in the county, the Campbell County Office of Emergency Management and search and rescue and water rescue teams. It’s great to receive the money, but also a great achievement in

cooperation between all the agencies that pooled their resources together to support and back the grant application, said Campbell County Judge-executive Steve Pendery. “It’s a wonderful thing when multiple jurisdictions are going to have their needs addressed in one grant like that,” Pendery said. If each jurisdiction tried to write up a grant application on their own, they’d all have to have the technical expertise required in the questions that have to be answered in the process, he said. The Fort Thomas Fire Department took the lead in the grant writing and proposal process to FEMA, but others from multiple agencies including the Alexandria Fire Department contributed technical and other expertise to make it a successful effort, said Greg

Schultz, a captain for Fort Thomas and president of the Campbell County Firefighters Education Association. The money will help the county comply with new Federal Communications Commission (FCC) “narrowbanding” requirements to reduce radio bandwidth by the start of 2013, Schultz said. Not complying isn’t an option because while the old equipment would still work, agencies that didn’t comply would be subject to fines, and then agencies would be ineligible for the federal funding to help pay for equipment upgrades, he said. Many of the radios purchased in recent years will meet FCC regulations going into effect in 2013 with less-costly reprogramming at about $30 per radio instead of buying all new equipment,

Schultz said. In total, the grant will pay for 75 new portable radios and the reprogramming of 260 radios, he said. It also covers 247 new pagers, the reprogramming for 168 pagers, replacing 59 mobile devices and the reprogramming of 53 other mobile devices, Schultz said. Schultz said the county has also received a grant for replacing some of radios affixed to the about 22 early warning devices scattered around the county. The Campbell County Consolidated Dispatch Center had previously received a $279,000 federal grant to bring their equipment into narrowbanding standards, so the final grant for the radio upgrades will take care of the county when it comes to the FCC’s new 2013 guidelines, he said.

There’s another FCC deadline of 2018 that’s looming when it comes to narrowbanding that emergency officials are already considering when buying new radio equipment, but some of the technology to comply with those set of regulations doesn’t even exist yet, Schultz said. Previously, the 2013 deadline had been moved back several times, but the Jan. 1, 2013 deadline seems to be the final extension, he said. “We’re going to have to do this one way or another,” Schultz said. “Getting the grant allows us to handle the cost when I guess everybody’s budget is pretty tight.” For more about your community, visit

Kentucky Center for Mathematics to remain at NKU through June 2016 Northern Kentucky University announced that the Kentucky Center for Mathematics (KCM), which the university has hosted since its creation, will remain headquartered on the Highland Heights campus through June 2016. The KCM was created to focus on statewide P-12 mathematics achievement. NKU was chosen from among the state’s public universities as the first host in 2006. Public universities can bid to host the center every five years. Drawing on the expertise and research of mathematics educators and mathematicians, the KCM supports diverse teacher and student populations across the commonwealth by facilitating the development of mathe-

matical proficiency, future success and enjoyment of teaching and learning math. The center’s mission aligns perfectly with NKU’s commitment to P-12 education in our community. “The Kentucky Center for Mathematics is making a profound impact upon education in Kentucky,” said NKU President James Votruba. “Our partnership with the KCM has been absolutely wonderful, and NKU is proud to play a role in the transformative work that the center is doing both in Northern Kentucky and throughout the commonwealth.” Hosting the KCM also helps NKU both secure additional money for federal and state STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics)

grants and attract high-quality faculty to the university. Since 2006, the KCM has worked in 110 of Kentucky’s 120 counties with the goal of helping to increase student achievement in math. The center provides tools and resources for P-12 teachers and adult educators; it also helps to strengthen preparation of teachers. The KCM has been involved in helping schools throughout the state implement the details of Senate Bill 1 (2009), which created a number of new initiatives designed to raise the quality of elementary and postsecondary education within the commonwealth. For more information about the KCM, visit


Jam session

Nick Schuler, left, of Cold Spring and Ross Klocke, of Alexandria, both eighth-grade students at St. Joseph School in Cold Spring, improvise Blues guitar solos from a 12-bar scale while in character as the “Blues Brothers,” during the first ever Cold Spring Community Art Show Saturday, May 21.

NKU offers new non-credit, online courses By Amanda Joering Alley

For those looking to further their education and increase their skills, Northern Kentucky University is now offering non-credit, online courses. These courses, which do not go towards earning a degree, are being offered through a partnership with ed2go, an online learning system for adults. Katie Ritter, NKU’s continuing education assistant who is also participating in the program, said it offers courses in a wide variety of

topics from business and accounting to grant writing and creating Web pages. “We wanted to be able to offer people in the community more continuing education options,” Ritter said. “These courses can help people advance their career, decide whether they want to come to school to study a certain subject or just learn about something they’re more interested in.” The courses, which are instructor led, are six weeks and include lessons, quizzes, assignments and discussion, completely online.

Ritter, who is currently enrolled in the Effective Business Writing course, said she was surprised to see how many courses are offered. “It was less than two weeks after we went live with this that I got an email saying another new course had been added,” Ritter said. “At this point, there are several classes I plan to take.” Kathy Yelton, the associate director of continuing education at NKU, said along with the short, sixweek courses, they will soon be offering a similar

career training program, which will prepare people to take certification exams on various subjects. “There are just a plethora of reasons people may want to take these courses and career training, whether they are unemployed and trying to add to their skills, they’re retired or they’re looking to switch careers,” Yelton said. “It’s really about life-long learning.” To learn more visit or call 392-2407. For more about your community, visit


From left, 11-year-old Autumn Honaker of Cold Spring, stands with her friend Emily Broad, 10, of Cold Spring, underneath a quilt piece at the first Cold Spring Community Art Show Saturday, May 21. Honaker, a fifth-grader at Crossroads Elementary School is the creator of the quilt design.


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New Campbell County tech school design unveiled By Chris Mayhew

ALEXANDRIA - Coinciding with the unveiling of architectural plans for the new technical center being built on the campus of Campbell County High School, there’s also an examination of possibly adding an academicsheavy college engineering program. Construction on the new area technology center, expansion of the high school cafeteria and new sports stadium are on track to begin this summer as the Campbell County School District works to finalize all details of bid packages it will advertise for contractors. Before the district’s architect explained details of the technical center, Joseph Amann, principal of the state-run C.E. McCormick Area Technology Center, and Shelli Wilson, interim superintendent for Campbell County Schools, made a presentation at the May 9 school board meeting with a video about a possible new engineering program named “Project Lead the Way.” An industrial maintenance program that had been under consideration was ruled out, and the engineering project is being con-

CCHS students take career survey

All students in grades 9-12 at Campbell County High School were surveyed about their career interests, and the results indicate the level of interest the students have in careers of study that are now or will be potentially offered at the state-run area technology center. The following are the percentages of CCHS students expressing an interest in a career field they can begin studying at the area technology center while still in high school. • 25 percent listed health science including first responder/EMT, nursing and pharmacy technician as a major career interest. • 24 percent listed information technology fields as a major career interest. • 23 percent listed technical education including engineering, industrial engineering and computer hardware as a major career interest. • 11 percent of students listed electrical, carpentry and masonry as major careers of interest. • *10 percent listed agricultural fields of study as a major career interest (*agriculture is a CCHS program and not a technology center program). • 9.4 percent listed welding as a major career interest. • 9 percent listed auto technology or auto body as a major career interest. The existing McCormick Area Technology Center in Alexandria draws high school students from schools across Campbell County and Pendleton County for a half-day program in addition to their home school's curriculum. The new area technology center will draw from the same high schools. sidered, said Amann. “It’s a good program, but it’s expensive,” he said. The leaders of the state’s technical school system have tentatively shown some interest having the engineering program in Campbell County, Amann said. “Project Lead the Way, it’s for the higher end students,” he said. “There’s a lot math and reading. So, this is at the high end of the

technical spectrum with a lot of academics.” Project Lead the Way Pathway to Engineering graduates are eligible to earn up to six college credits in the University of Kentucky’s College of Engineering, according to a website for the project at The C.E. McCormick ATC, now located in a building next to Campbell County Middle School,

already has and will continue to have programs in health sciences, carpentry, welding, masonry, auto mechanics, auto body, information technology and electrical. The design presented by the school district’s and ATC architect also shows a space for a new agricultural lab, classroom and meat lab, although the agriculture program is a CCHS and not a state program. The school board has approved a package of 11 different individual bid packages for the overall sports complex, cafeteria addition and ATC project. The plans must be approved by the state before the project can be publicly advertised for contractors to bid upon later this month, said Robert Ehmet Hayes, the district’s architect. Hayes said he hopes to have the bids out to contractors to review and then submit bids this month. Construction on the ATC and athletic fields will be able to start soon after the district receives and accepts contractor’s bids for the project with possibilities to have work on the ATC done by the start of school in 2012, Hayes said. It’s unlikely the sports complex will be scheduled for completion until the winter of 2012 because of the potential for higher costs in push-

ing two projects at the same time, he said. For the expansion of the cafeteria, Hayes said construction will likely start in spring 2012 after state testing and end if not in time for the start of school, then by Oct. 1, 2012, with the final work done when students are out of school. “The cafeteria is its own separate component,” Hayes said. During construction, Hayes said it won’t be unusual to have between 75 or even 100 extra vehicles around the school plus construction trailers. Temporary parking areas will be set up for them, he said. The construction of the ATC, which will cover part of the existing parking lot behind the school, will take up parking spaces for students behind the school. Principal Renee Boots said she thinks there is enough parking to handle the overflow of traffic during and after construction. The number of parking passes issued to students has actually been going down too, Boots said. “With the economy and gas prices, kids are already driving less,” she said. For more about your community, visit

Campbell Co. narrowing superintendent field Campbell County Schools is getting closer to having a new superintendent, though it will likely be next month at the earliest before one is hired. The district received 14 applications by the May 13 deadline. They are currently being reviewed by a seven-member screening

committee made up of parents, district employees and school employees. The committee will recommend any number of the applicants to the board of education for interviews. Those recommendations will happen at a meeting May 26, with interviews conducted by the

board soon after. The district has been in search of a superintendent since Anthony Strong resigned May 11 to take the same job with Pendleton County Schools. Associate Superintendent Shelli Wilson is serving as the interim superintendent through June 30. The district’s

goal is to have someone hired by then. To aid in its search, the board developed an eight-question online survey for staff and community members to give their input as to what qualities they would like to see in a new superintendent. Those results are being

reviewed by the board. Juli Hale, spokeswoman for the district, said 269 surveys were submitted. For more about your community, visit

Masonry students chip in for Alexandria park sign By Chris Mayhew

ALEXANDRIA - Masonry students from C.E.McCormick Area Technology Center rocked Alexandria Community Park this month by building a new stone entrance sign. Students from the school routinely take-on projects in the community to gain hands-on experi-

ence. The masonry students’ most recent handiwork is a new rock sign at Alexandria’s park finished Friday, May 6. “The work they did on the park sign is beautiful,” said Alexandria park board member Pam Proctor. “We knew we wanted stone columns to support the park entrance sign, but also realized that required a special skill.” Not only is the city extremely fortunate to have the students in

the community, but the area technology center is fortunate to have a masonry instructor like Jimmy Lee Porter, Proctor said. “He and the students did an outstanding job,” she said. Porter and his students have also built the rock column sign outside the city building, and a similar sign at the entrance to the city on U.S. 27 drivers heading south see. Porter took seven of his


C.E. McCormick Area Technology Center masonry instructor Jimmy Lee Porter, left helps Rick Goforth, one of his students, with the placement of a stone for the new Alexandria Community Park sign Friday, May 6. Thanks to Pam Proctor


C.E. McCormick Area Technology Center masonry instructor Jimmy Lee Porter, center at far left, lifts a stone as his students work to create the new Alexandria Community Park sign Friday, May 6.

masonry students to compete in the state Skills USA competition in Louisville in April. One of the students, Kevin Wells, will compete at the national level, Porter said. Wells built one of the two stone piers for the new sign in the Alexandria Community Park, finishing in early May once the regular rains subsided. About nine students worked on the sign, Porter said. The heavy rains curtailed some of the students’ work this spring, he said. Students did get to put in a retaining wall for a private residence, and finish up pouring a slab of concrete at a private residence in Silver Grove, Porter said. Porter said he takes requests for people needing the students’ help based upon whether it fits the

curriculum being studied, and whether the project is close enough to the technology center in Alexandria so students can get the work finished during their half-day of class time. It’s important for the students to get out of the class workshop at the technology center and experience what it’s like in an environment where the unexpected happens when laying brick, block, stone or pouring concrete, he said. “The classroom sometimes has too perfect conditions,” Porter said. “When you get out in the real world you get to deal with some little types of problems.” For more about your community, visit


Work ethic diploma says grads have skills to succeed By Stephanie Salmons

Heidi Schultz, Jacob Schultz, Alexis Smith, William Stamper, Kelsey Sterbling, Douglas Strange, Chelsea Strouse, Colton Tanner, Joseph Tipton, Bradley Torline, Mary Turner, Amanda Wagner, Emily Walburg, Kaitlyn Walburg, Luke Walerius, Madison Weiner, Kevin Wells, Jessica White, Sydney White, Morgan Widmeyer, Jennifer Winbigler, Meredith Wolf, Brent Wolfzorn, Paige Yenter, Matthew Young, Sarah Zabonick, Kevin Zalac.

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Campbell County students graduate from IWU

Six students from Campbell County were among the 2,200 students who received degrees during graduation ceremonies April 30 at Indiana Wesleyan University’s main campus in Marion. Graduates were: Gina Gray of Highland Heights, Amy Hendrix of Fort Thomas, Rebekah Lovell of Dayton, Donna Meyer of Bellevue, Christy Miller of Alexandria and Brian Schaiper of Alexandria.

Binkley given leadership award

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Students talk with an employer at a job fair held at Turfway Park. The Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce offers students who meet certain standards a work ethic diploma. The diploma was designed to supply local employers with skilled workers and produce an emerging workforce prepared to face the challenges of a global market place. Ampfer, Jacob Arthur, Ashley Baker, Ellen Bankemper, Megan Bell, Troy Bell, Andrew Bezold, Chelsea Bezold, Samantha Brossart, Kaitlyn Brown, Kaitlin Bryan, Anna Carrigan, Sarah Carroll, Kevin Case, Mitchell Cline, Jessica Coffey, Easton Copley, Corey Cox, Travis Creech, Sara DeMoss, Brooke Dewberry, Bridget Donoghue, Carolynn Dreyer, Joshua Dunn, Taylor Emery, Shelby Felty, Sarah Franzen, Kenneth Geiman, Natalie Geiman, Candace Glahn, Taylor Griffin, Jeremy Gross, Matthew Hall, Mackenzie Harmon, Emily Hegner, Jacob Herrle, Cory Hodge, Tyler Hubbard,

Robert Huck, Katherine Hulley, David Jenkins, Ali Kasirosafar, Brady Kennedy, Jacob Kidwell, Rachel Kintner, Sally Lamb, Tara LaMendola, Tori LaMendola, Amanda Lester, Catrina Lloyd, Quiayawnda McGovern, Corey Morris, Lauren Mudge, Samantha Nealy, Megan Nehus, Brittani Orth, Ashley Parrott, Zachary Poynter, Amanda Raisor, Kayla Rauch, Benjamin Rawe, Lauren Riley, Jacob Ripberger, Donielle Robinson, Zachary Roetting, Natalie Ross, Keith Scharstein, Skyler Schaum, Rachel Schneller, Erik Schnitzler, Ashley Schoulthies, Christine Schuchter,

Tyler Grome, Olivia Hagedorn, Logan Hardt, Danielle Hausfeld, Heil Emma, Dustan Heitzman, Taylor Infante, Kelsey Johnson, Abbigail Kinnett, Nicholas Kohrs, Troy Kremer ,Joseph Lohr, Andrew Merrill, Sean Murphy, Evan Neises, Mallory Niemer, Paige Piccola, Rebecca Schilling, Erica Steffen, Murphy Stephens, Brittany Stevens, Courtney Stone, Petina Strickley, Ethan Trauth, Randall Vennemann, Danielle Wade, Colin Ware.


COLLEGE CORNER Kentucky selected Molly Binkley of Alexandria as the recipient of the Laura C. Dillow Chapter Leadership Award. Binkley is studying psychology/ pre-med and plans to attend medical school at either Lincoln Memorial University or Virginia Tech. Molly is the daughter of Barry and Janice Binkley.

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A number of high school seniors around the area have what they need to succeed – work ethic – and the diploma to prove it. According to information provided by Kelly Jones, workforce talent solutions coordinator with the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, the chamber launched a regional work ethic diploma program in 2001. The concept was proposed by employers that felt students were not completing high shcool with the “soft skills” needed to be successful employees. The diploma was designed to supply local employers with skilled workers and produce an emerging workforce prepared to face the challenges of a global market place. A number of standards were developed to measure work ethic in students including attendance, absenteeism, tardiness, community service, discipline, GPA, organization, punctuality, respectfulness and team work. Nearly 10,000 students have earned the award to date and 28 high schools have implemented the program. 2011 recipients of the work ethic diploma include:

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The week at Brossart

• The Bishop Brossart softball team beat Bourbon County 6-2, May 16. Brossart’s Molly Williams was 2-3 with two RBI. • In baseball on May 18, CovCath beat Bishop Brossart 8-1. Brossart’s Zach Fardo scored a homerun.

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• In softball on May 19, Ryle beat Newport Central Catholic.

NKU nabs cup

Town & Country Sports & Health Club , 1018 Town Drive in Wilder, is now organizing summer outdoor and indoor soccer leagues. The summer session will run June through August. Registration deadline is Wednesday, June 8. To register, visit or call Jeremy Robertson at 859-442-5800 or email

At The Yard baseball camps

At The Yard Baseball Training Center in Florence will host three-day baseball summer camps in Kenton and Boone County. The camps, organized by Brandon Berger, will teach all the fundamentals of baseball. The Kenton County camp for ages 6-9 will be 8:30-11:30 a.m. June 6-8 at Villa Madonna in Villa Hills; ages 10-13 will meet 12:30-3:30 p.m. Cost is $85. The Boone County camp for ages 69 will be 8:30-11:30 a.m. June 13-15 at Idlewild Park in Burlington; ages 10-13 will meet 12:30-3:30 p.m. Cost is $85. To sign up, call 859-647-7400 or visit

British soccer camp

Challenger Sports and Covington Parks and Recreation will host “British Soccer Camps” June 13-17 at Bill Cappel Youth Sports Complex in Covington. Coached by British soccer coaches will focus on soccer skills and daily tournaments. Campers will learn about the life, customs and traditions of other countries. Half day camps for ages 5-9 and 10-14 will be 9 a.m. to noon or 5-8 p.m. Cost is $59 and includes free soccer camp T-shirt, soccer ball, poster and a personalized skills performance evaluation. Teams welcome and team rates are available. To register, visit, call Cindy Swegles at 859292-2151 or email

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The week at NewCath

Town & Country Summer Soccer


By Adam Turer

• The Campbell County boys tennis team member Johnson beat Mason County’s Conrad 6-0, 6-1, May 18, and Joel Geiman and Alex Russell beat Pendleton’s Boner and Dewald 6-0, 6-1 in the 10th region tournament.




Brossart has potential for postseason success

The week at Campbell

Northern Kentucky University continued its dominance of the Great Lakes Valley Conference’s seven core sports by claiming its fourth consecutive Commissioner’s Cup, the league office announced Tuesday. It marked the seventh time since the Commissioner’s Cup was instituted nine years ago that NKU has won the award. NKU, guided by director of athletics Dr. Scott Eaton, finished with 85 total points to claim the award. Lewis finished runnerup with 81 1/2 points. Points for the Commissioner’s Cup are allotted based on finish in the GLVC’ s core sports standings and conference tournaments. The seven sports include men’s and women’s soccer, volleyball, men’s and women’s basketball, softball and baseball. NKU won the GLVC championship in men’s soccer and posted runner-up finishes in women’s soccer and baseball during the past academic year. NKU also had strong showings by volleyball, men’s basketball, softball and women’s basketball. In addition, NKU placed third in the GLVC All-Sports Trophy standings. Lewis claimed the award with 148 1/2 points, while Southern Indiana finished second with 140. NKU finished with 138 1/2 points.



Bishop Brossart pitcher Alicia Miller releases a pitch during a game last year at Conner. She’s pitched every inning of every game for the Mustangs this season.

ALEXANDRIA – Bishop Brossart High School softball coach Mel Webster thinks this year’s team has the potential to be the best fast-pitch team he has coached at the school. That is an impressive statement, considering that the 2001 Mustangs squad won the 10th Region. Webster did emphasize that this year’s team has the potential. There is still plenty of work to be done on the diamond if they want to solidify their place in school history. The Mustangs are led by a battery that will play at the next level. Starting pitcher Alicia Miller recently signed to play college softball for Bellarmine University. Miller pitched every inning of every game for the Mustangs this season, notching 22 wins and posting a 0.28 earned run average. For her career, she is 74-29. Her catcher, Lindsay Griffith, recently signed to play collegiately for the College of Mt. St. Joseph. Griffith leads the team with a .540 batting average this season. “We have two real good senior leaders,” Webster said. “We have a nice blend

of veterans and young talent.” To go with those senior leaders, the Mustangs primarily start three freshmen and three sophomores. Their growth has been slowed a bit by all of the games missed due to weather this season. “The weather hurts you, especially when you’re a young team,” Webster said. “You hope by the end of the year that your freshmen are playing like sophomores and your sophomores are playing like juniors.” The Mustangs earned the top seed in District 37 en route to finishing the regular season 22-5. Brossart took care of the competition as expected, with each of its losses coming against higher-ranked teams. “We lost to just quality teams,” Webster said. “We haven’t lost to anybody that we shouldn’t have.” The past two seasons the Mustangs have come close to winning the Tenth Region. This year, the Mustangs hope that they catch some breaks along the way. A little bit of luck paired with immense talent on the team should be enough to carry them far in the postseason. “We’ve had the misfortune the last couple of years of drawing the team that

went on to win the Region, and we’ve lost in close games,” Webster said. The Mustangs squeezed in four games in two days in the final weekend of the regular season. Brossart won three out of four and finished the year undefeated against District 37 foes. The Mustangs also defeated Bourbon County earlier that week. “Those are the kind of games that help you prepare for the district and regional tournaments,” Webster said. Webster admitted he is a little concerned about fatigue after playing four games in two days, but the Mustangs earned a bye in the first round of the district tournament. Their first postseason game was Tuesday, May 24, past deadline. At this point, the regular season is out the window. The Mustangs are focused on dominating in the postseason much like they did during the regular season. “The important thing is we need to win our District,” Webster said. “It is one game at a time at this point. I certainly would like to see this group get to the state tournament, especially for our seniors.”

Veteran Camels sign with colleges By James Weber

ALEXANDRIA – The Campbell County High School baseball team is loaded for bear this month. Technically, the Camels (16-11) will be aiming for the Cougars of Calvary Christian, but the Camels are preparing for a strong postseason. “I’m pretty confident,” said senior Nate Losey. “Last year we lost to Brossart in the district and it would be nice to win it this year. We’re kind of slumping, but I think once we get to districts we’ll be playing better.” Losey and two other Camel baseball players committed to continue their diamond careers in college May 20. Losey will go to the College of Mount St. Joseph in Cincinnati. Coy Shepard and Michael Teegarden will play for the University of Cincinnati-Clermont. A fourth baseball player, Michael Kremer, will play football at Thomas More College.


Campbell County High School celebrated four seniors moving on to college sports May 20. From left, Michael Teegarden, Nate Losey, Michael Kremer and Coy Shepard. Losey, the leadoff hitter, plans to major in business. “He’s the catalyst for the offense,” Camels head coach Scott Schweitzer said. “He hasn’t hit for a lot of power, but he gets on base and plays incredible center field. He can flat out go get the ball. Great student, great kid, great family.” Teegarden is the ace starting pitcher of the staff. “He’s very talented, and he had to realize how good he was,” Schweitzer said.

“He’s put the work in away from pitching. His record is not the greatest this year but he’s played against the who’s-who.” Shepard will major in business. “His hard work and good attitude puts him over the edge and allows him to continue on in college.” Schweitzer said. “He’ll do anything you ask. He can flat-out hit. His parents have been a huge help to our program and that’s how

Coy is.” Kremer will join the highly successful Saints program in NCAA Division III football. TMC was 11-1 last year. Kremer, the Camels' quarterback, put up outstanding numbers the past two seasons, including 2,564 yards and 23 touchdowns last year. He is more proud of the six wins the Camels put up, including a first-round Class 6A playoff win over Clark County. “It’s something I’ve wanted to do my whole life,” Kremer said. “I knew after high school I wanted to keep playing. My junior year we were 4-6 and we came back and won our first playoff game in five or six years. That was a big deal. I broke a bunch of records, but I was only as good as the players I had around me. I made a lot of great friendships around here, people I’ll never forget.” The four seniors and the rest of the Camels were set to play Calvary in the semifinals Monday, May 23.

“We play seven or eight seniors on any given night,” Schweitzer said. “They play hard and they fight, and I like our chances at making a huge run in the regional.” One senior who won’t be on the field is Corey Cox, a starting outfielder who was in a wheelchair the day of his teammates’ signing ceremony. Cox partially tore his patella tendon recently after colliding with a soccer goal and faces several months of rehabilitation. “It’s tragic, really,” Schweitzer said. “He’s an incredible athlete and he had a lot of goals after high school. He’s an awesome kid from an awesome family, works hard, great attitude. It’s one of those things, I tell the guys you got to play every pitch like it’s your last pitch because you never know.” See more sports coverage at spreps.

Sportsman of Year voting under way Voting has begun for the third-annual Community Press Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year online contest. The award – whose winners are determined online by newspaper readers – recognizes student-athletes of the highest caliber who show excellence in the classroom, community and in their sports. On the ballot for Campbell County are: Jake Giesler, Newport Central Catholic; Zachary Holtkamp, Bishop Brossart; Jake Ollier, Bishop

Brossart; Jake Rebholz, Campbell County, D.J. Slater, Bellevue; Patrick Towles, Highlands. Sportswomen – Kennedy Berkley, Campbell County; Brittany Bohn, Bellevue; Allie Conner, Highlands;

Carolynn Dreyer, Campbell County; Danielle Hausfeld, Newport Central Catholic; Aubrey Muench, Newport Central Catholic; Megan Rauch, Campbell County. You can reach the ballots by clicking on any of the links designated for each of the three counties in Northern Kentucky and 12 Ohio ballots attached to specific Community Press newspapers. Schools covered by that newspaper are listed below the newspaper name. These names were derived from about 250

nominations received online from the readership, coaches and athletic directors. Not all nominations were used. Some top-name athletes might not be on these ballots because they do not attend schools covered by the weekly newspapers. Voting starts Friday, May 20, and runs until midnight Monday, June 6. Top votegetter wins. Voters can cast up to 150 votes per day. The winners will be announced publicly online and in print June 22-23. Voters will need a cincin- user account to cast a ballot. Sign up by using the link at the top, left-hand corner of or the link attached to your desired ballot. Contact Jordan Kellogg at for assistance to get your account set up. For all other questions on the Sportsman of the Year, contact Melanie Laughman at .

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May 26, 2011


Campbell schools dominate regionals ALEXANDRIA – Brandon Napier said his Campbell County High School girls track and field team has been running under the radar this season. That’s fine with Napier, the Camels’ head coach, as his team enters the 2011 postseason looking to defend its 2010 Class 3A team state title. “This year it’s like we’re very quiet,� he said. “Everyone kind of knows we’re there, but they’re not sure what’s going to happen. The weather has been bad, we haven’t had a lot of good times and good performances.� Napier said the wet weather, nagging injuries and his training regimen

have kept the Camels from being at their best in meets, but they have still had some key wins. The Camels won the conference big-school championship for the third straight year in late April. Last week, the school prom forced the Camels to skip the Area 5 elite meet, which invited the all-stars of Northern Kentucky. Instead the Camels dominated a smaller meet the day before at Scott High School, their last tune-up for regionals. “We had some unbelievable times and performances; they were earth-shattering,� Napier said. “Every performance we had was almost better than they had done all year.� The Camels won every running event in the eight-

team field at Scott, most of them by large margins. The 4x200 team of Kennedy Berkley, Molly Kitchen, Anna Carrigan and Christina Heilman ran 1:45 to win by eight seconds. The 4x400 team of Carrigan, Heilman, Carolynn Dreyer and Faith Roaden ran 4:07 to win by 10 seconds. The 4x800 team of Dreyer, Roaden, Haylee Rose and Taylor Robinson ran 10:19 to win by eight seconds. The Camels are defending state champs in all three relays. The 4x100 also won with Heilman, Kitchen, Sarah Ruckh and Lauren Macke. Heilman won the 300 hurdles in a personal best 45.5 seconds which Napier said is also the best in the state this year. Carrigan, the defending

REGIONAL TRACK MEET RESULTS The top two finishers in each event at the local regional track meets.



Team: 1. Dixie Heights 125, 2. Ryle 103, 3. Campbell County 88, 4. Boone County 70, 5. Cooper 56, 6. Simon Kenton 54, 7. Conner 23, 8. Grant County 20, 9. Scott 19. 100: 1. Tony Leroy (Boone) 11.36, 2. Logan Norris-Sayres (Dixie) 11.37. 200: 1. Logan Norris-Sayres (Dixie) 22.64, 2. Travis Elliott (Ryle) 22.65. 400: 1. Mason Hutchinson (Cooper) 50.36, 2. Joey Caudill (Dixie) 51.75. 800: 1. Ben Rawe (Campbell) 2:03.29, 2. Matt Reekers (Dixie) 2:04.99. 1,600: 1. Ben Rawe (Campbell) 4:34.94, 2. Matt Reekers (Dixie) 4:35.24. 3,200: 1. Michael Menkhaus (Dixie) 10:12.67, 2. Stephen Pair (Boone) 10:16.01. 110 hurdles: 1. Jeff Huntley (Ryle) 15.08. 2. Tanner McConvey (Ryle) 15.26. 300 hurdles: 1. Trey Naber (Dixie) 39.93, 2. Tanner McConvey (Ryle) 42.37. 4x100: 1. Ryle 43.97, 2. Dixie 44.13. 4x200: 1. Dixie 1:32.37, 2. Cooper 1:33.14. 4x400: 1. Cooper 3:28.67, 2. Dixie 3:33.86. 4x800: 1. Campbell 8:23.94, 2. Dixie 8:26.87. High jump: 1. Nathan Davis (Grant) 6-2, 2. Jeff Huntley (Ryle) 6-2. Pole vault: 1. Doug Long (Campbell) 12-6, 2. Chris Sikra (Dixie) 11-6. Long jump: 1. Sage Powell (SK) 22-3.5, 2. Jeff Huntley (Ryle) 20-9.25. Triple jump: 1. Sage Powell (SK) 45-1.75, 2. Zhock Mason (Ryle) 415.5. Shot put: 1. Jacob Groneck (Campbell) 41-5.5, 2. Ryan Arey (Boone) 40-4. Discus: 1. Austin Baldwin (SK) 124-9, 2. Jacob Groeschen (Scott) 124-8.


Team: 1. Campbell County 148, 2. Notre Dame (NDA) 111, 3. Ryle 69, 4. Dixie Heights 58, 5. Scott 52, 6. Boone County 51, 7. Cooper 44, 8. Simon Kenton 17, 9. Grant County 4, 9. Conner 4. 100: 1. Katherine Koplyay (NDA) 12.72, 2. Molly Kitchen (Campbell) 12.80. 200: 1. Anna Carrigan (Campbell) 25.48, 2. Katherine Koplyay (NDA) 26.20. 400: 1. Anna Carrigan (Campbell) 57.95, 2. Christina Cook (SK) 58.45. 800: 1. Carolynn Dreyer (Campbell) 2:25.83, 2. Brenna Schutzman (NDA) 2:26.27. 1,600: 1. Mary List (NDA) 5:23.74, 2. Gabby Gonzales (Ryle) 5:26.41. 3,200: 1. Gabby Gonzales (Ryle) 11:58.64, 2. Haylee Rose (Campbell) 12:22.53. 100 hurdles: 1. Jessica Jones (Boone) 15.78, 2. Kennedy Berkley (Campbell) 16.06. 300 hurdles: 1. Christina Heilman (Campbell) 47.20, 2. Katie Zembrodt (NDA) 47.98. 4x100: 1. Campbell 51.98, 2. Dixie 52.83. 4x200: 1. Campbell 1:44.65, 2. NDA 1:47.09. 4x400: 1. Campbell 4:03.61, 2. NDA 4:06.19. 4x800: 1. Campbell 9:53.66, 2. Boone 10:06.20. High jump: 1. Hannah Held (Cooper) 5-0, 2. Kate Hengelbrok (NDA) 50. Pole vault: 1. Leah Bramlage (NDA) 8-6, 2. Paige Turner (Dixie) 8-6. Long jump: 1. Katie Bell (Scott) 17-0.25, 2. Katie Zembrodt (NDA) 15-9.5. Triple jump: 1. Ashlee Howe (Ryle)

33-8.25, 2. Kennedy Berkley (Campbell) 32-11.5. Shot put: 1. Jenna Lehkamp (Scott) 32-11.75, 2. Kristen Rice (Campbell) 31-9. Discus: 1. Brooke Kitinic (Scott) 89-8, 2. Ellie Terlep (Cooper) 85-5.



Team: 1. Brossart 142, 2. St. Henry 104, 3. Walton-Verona 101, 4. Beechwood 79, 5. NCC 27, 6. Holy Cross and Williamstown 25, 8. Dayton 14, 9. VMA 12, 10. Cov. Latin and Calvary 8, 12. Ludlow and Newport 5, 14. Bellevue 3. 4x800: 1. St. Henry 8:34.64, 2. Brossart 8:47.49. 110 hurdles: 1. Clay Cuzick (WV) 16.07, 2. Zach MacAdams (WV) 16.40. 100: 1. Matt Stover (BB) 11.33, 2. Max Nussbaum (Beechwood) 11.52. 4x200: 1. BB 1:33.16, 2. Beechwood 1:33.30. 1,600: 1. Zac Holtkamp (BB) 4:32.94, 2. Trevin Peterson (WV) 4:34.46. 4x100: 1. BB 45.15, 2. Beechwood 45.23. 400: 1. Brandon Brockman (WV) 51.46, 2. Tucker Glass (Calvary) 51.74. 300 hurdles: 1. Zach MacAdams (WV) 40.59, 2. Taylor Bergman (Holy Cross) 44.04. 800: 1. Zac Holtkamp (BB) 1:59.92, 2. Cameron Rohmann (St. Henry) 2:00.10. 200: 1. Matt Stover (BB) 23.51, 2. Jake Schubert (VMA) 23.54. 3,200: 1. Andy Wolfer (BB) 10:13.34, 2. Michael Caldwell (BB) 10:19.74. 4x400: 1. WV 3:35.17, 2. BB 3:35.33. Shot put: 1. Jay Nellis (Dayton) 45-0, 2. Tony Thoerner (Beechwood) 41-1. Discus: 1. Jason Hering (BB) 1255, 2. Tony Thoerner (Beechwood) 117-6. Long jump: 1. Cameron Vocke (Beechwood) 20-6.75. Triple jump: 1. Cameron Vocke (Beechwood) 42-9. High jump: 1. Craig Aldridge (St. Henry) 5-10, 2. Brandon Brockman

(WV) 5-10. Pole vault: 1. Zach Haacke (St. Henry) 10-0, 2. Simon Burkhardt (BB) and Sam Schaefer (NCC) 9-6.

state champ in the 400, ran 57.8, her best time of the year, to win by five seconds. She also won the 200. Berkley, who has been battling a leg injury all spring, won the 100 hurdles and triple jump. Robinson won the 800 and 1,600 in season-best times. Rose won the 3,200 and Kitchen the 100. While the runners are known quantities to Camel fans, Napier has been thrilled with the emergence of junior thrower Kristen Rice. At Scott, she won the discus (105-9) and shot put (33-3) with personal-best marks. A converted sprinter who is only about 5-foot-3, she only started throwing last year and has improved her throws greatly from last season. Angela Lauer was second in the pole vault. Napier said the throws and pole vault will be key to Campbell’s hopes in the postseason, as they were among the team’s weakest events last year.


Team: 1. Newport Central Catholic 158.5, 2. St. Henry 154, 3. Brossart 101, 4. Walton-Verona 46, 5. Beechwood 31, 6. Villa Madonna 26.5, 7. Bellevue 15, 8. Holy Cross 8, 8. Ludlow 8, 10. Newport 6, 11. Cov. Latin 4. 4x800: 1. St. Henry 10:11.33, 2. WV 10:12.09. 100 hurdles: 1. Melanie Fleissner (BB) 16.03, 2. Nicole Ridder (BB) 16.23. 100: 1. Chandler Cain (NCC) 12.94, 2. Sully Culbertson (St. Henry) 13.20. 4x200: 1. NCC 1:46.68, 2. St. Henry 1:48.23. 1,600: 1. Ashley Svec (St. Henry) 5:34.93, 2. Olivia Nienaber (BB) 5:36.58. 4x100: 1. NCC 51.14, 2. WV 51.88. 400: 1. Abby Janszen (St. Henry) 59.93, 2. Sarah Klump (BB) 1:01.09. 300 hurdles: 1. Aubrey Muench (NCC) 48.36, 2. Meghan Burke (St. Henry) 48.37. 800: 1. Ashley Svec (St. Henry) 2:24.86, 2. Mallory Niemer (NCC) 2:25.44. 200: 1. Chandler Cain (NCC) 26.87, 2. Cathy Holt (VMA) 27.77. 3,200: 1. Ashley Svec (St. Henry) 12:12.19, 2. Lindsey Hinken (St. Henry) 12:15.25. 4x400: 1. St. Henry 4:10.53, 2. BB 4:12.42. Shot put: 1. Brianna McCarthy (Beechwood) 36-1, 2. Abbie Lukens (NCC) 35-11. Discus: 1. Brianna McCarthy (Beechwood) 123-4, 2. Liz Gruenschlaeger (NCC) 104-10. Long jump: 1. Kiley Bartels (NCC) 15-6, 2. Brittany Fryer (NCC) 15-5. Triple jump: 1. Celia Eltzroth (St. Henry) 32-11.5, 2. Suzi Brown (BB) 32-3. High jump: 1. Emma Heil (NCC) 54, 2. Brittany Bohn (Bellevue) 5-0. Pole vault: 1. Jamie Kruer (NCC) 8-0, 2. Jackie Brockman (St. Henry) 8-0.

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May 26, 2011

| LETTERS | Editor Michelle Shaw | | 578-1053 EDITORIALS


Last week’s question Should the U.S. continue to give tax breaks to oil companies? Why or why not? “Since a barrel of oil has fallen below $100 a barrel from a high of $114, have we seen a comparable drop in a gallon of gasoline? It’s still $3.99 where I live. “So many factors, we are told, affect the price of gas and oil. I think it’s high time the government intervene and get to the bottom of how they price gasoline.” R.H. “ABSOLUTELY NOT. I am a small business owner, I do not get tax breaks, and the oil companies report billions in profit, so what is good for the goose is good for the gander.” O.H.R. “This question is a real ‘red herring.’ The oil industry should be treated the same as every other industry, no better and no worse. It should get no advantage or disadvantage in comparison to any other industry. “If we unduly punish them, we will either send more of their production overseas, something I don’t think any of us want to see, or we will end up buying oil from countries like Saudi Arabia, Venezuela, etc. Neither of those are good outcomes. “And bear in mind, a legitimate tax deduction for a business expense (like oil depletion) is not a ‘tax break.’” T.H. “Unfortunately the media and the public uses rhetoric (subsidies) that is biased against the oil companies. Those companies are being treated the same as manufacturers’ of other goods. They are not subsidies. “Accounting principles approved and accepted by the IRS allow all companies to deduct certain items that make up “the cost of goods sold.” Farmers get them too. “If we disallow certain costs for some then we should do that for all companies including manufacturer’s and farmers. Singling out oil companies because they are profitable is irrational. “The government ‘bailed out’ GM and Chrysler. Fairness? Why do we pay some farmers not to grow crops? Because it buys the politicians votes. “Money (capital) goes where it is treated best. Without capital you do not have capitalism. Without capitalism you do not create jobs. “Most career politicians could not run a corporation. If they could they would not be in government. Easy jobs do not pay much. Capital (money) is fleeing the USA because it can get better returns (profits) in other countries. Politicians are just pandering for votes. They always do. “The public is economically illiterate. Now high schools are being required to teach economics. A little late in my opinion.” J.S.D. “Politicians can spin anything! “John or Jane Doe is, apparently, not entitled to a good retirement pension or health care, but rich people and companies are entitled to all their benefits. “Oddly enough the Republican message that people should be responsible for themselves and their futures has great appeal to

Next question Who do you think should be or will be the GOP presidential candidate in 2012? Why? Send your answer to “” with Chatroom in the subject line. me. However, until it applies equally to all, which means no benefits to the rich and a minimum wage which allows someone to buy housing, food, clothing, transport, health insurance and save for children's education and retirement, that is about three times the current level, then we have to look to the tax system to redistribute benefits to those on the lower end of the income spectrum. “To quote a mentor of mine, ‘Ideas are 10 a penny, the profit lies in the implementation.’ The rich have an inflated view of their worth and ignore the fact that without the sweat of the masses, they would have nothing. “This country needs a redistribution of wealth, the question is simply which is the best way to do that. Whatever happens, charity to corporations should be ended.” D.R. “The original purpose of the tax breaks was to help oil companies defray the costly risks for finding oil in and around America. “We find our current government forbidding these companies to tap the reserves they've discovered in Alaska and off our shores. When our government finally makes up its mind whether it wants domestic oil over foreign oil we can determine if the tax breaks need further review.” R.V. “Of course not! They are making billions. Why do they need government charity?” E.M.S. “I can think of no reason why the U.S. would give tax breaks to oil companies and then watch as the American public pays $4 plus for a gallon of gasoline.” E.E.C. “Should the US continue to give tax breaks to oil companies? ABSOLUTELY! They provide two extremely valuable things for our economy: jobs, and fuel. We need both, and the less we have to rely on foreign oil, the better off we will be.” Bill B. “Entitlements come in all sizes. We homeowners have a few. Business has some. The farmers are oddly entitled. “As we tackle Congress specialinterest attachments and try to take back the ball from the Washington fat-cats, big-oil will have to cooperate, too. “If part of the solution is simple collection of taxes, would we all be willing to give up a couple of our own entitlements? If so, raising taxes on an already crushed America would not be required.” K.P.



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Think twice before littering

On Saturday, May 21, 13 teenagers and five adults from Main Street Baptist Church participated in Trash For Cash with the Campbell County Solid Waste Department. We cleaned up beer bottles, soda cans, fast food containers and other items along the road. We were taken aback by the beauty of Southern Campbell County and that made it even more confusing to see why people would trash such a beautiful treasure we have in the landscape we get to call home. I am sure our teenagers will think twice about ever throwing something out their window in the future. Thank you to the Solid Waste department for a way to earn money for our summer trips and help our environment at the same time. Wayne Deffinger Minister of Students Alexandria



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I recently participated in the trash for cash pickup that Campbell County Solid Waste holds in order for organizations to earn money. My senior class participated as a whole in order to raise money for our after graduation party known as “project grad”. We had approximately twenty-five volunteers. We divided and conquered by splitting up into two groups and each covering five miles of road around our school.

My view on litter is a kind of middle of the road approach. I do not think it is going to end the world but I think we should clean it up when we can. The biggest concern I had was the amount of beer bottles that were found empty lying on the side of the road. This means people were drinking while driving to the extent that we were able to fill about four garbage bags with nothing but beer bottles. Derek Mills Highland Heights

The Republican plan to address gas prices Record high gas prices are straining Kentuckians’ wallets, squeezing family budgets, and putting pressure on struggling businesses. Beyond the strain on the family budget, these high fuel costs pose a mortal threat to the economic rebound our country needs. High gas prices are a serious concern— and Kentuckians want solutions. Unfortunately, the answers coming from the Obama Administration and liberal Democrats in Washington are not serious. Their latest proposal is to raise taxes on American energy production. If you’re curious how that could possibly lower prices at the pump, you’ve got reason for suspicion. Even they admit it won’t. Here is what Democrat Finance Committee Chairman Senator Max Baucus had to say about their plan: “This is not going to change the price at the gasoline pump.” Democrat Senator Mary Landrieu added, “It will not reduce gasoline prices by one penny.” So their plan to raise taxes by $21 billion over 10 years on energy producers won’t do anything about the pain at the pump, but it will outsource energy jobs and make America more dependent on foreign oil. That’s not only my view; it’s also the view of the non-partisan Congressional Research Service, which concluded that the Democrats’ proposal would “likely increase foreign dependence.” So what are they doing about

gas prices again? President Obama and Washington Democrats’ record couldn’t be clearer. Over the last two years, the president’s administration has Sen. Mitch delayed, revoked, McConnell suspended, or canceled many Community energy developRecorder ment opportuniguest ties, hindering not columnist only greater energy production but also the much-needed jobs that would come with it. They’ve canceled dozens of leases, imposed a moratorium on energy exploration off the Gulf Coast, raised permit fees, or held up permits altogether in Alaska, the Rocky Mountain West, and offshore. As gas prices continue to climb, this Administration’s latest tax hike proposal is a frantic attempt to distract us from what can only be described as their war on energy production and the jobs that come with it. Fortunately, Republicans have an alternative proposal that actually seeks to boost domestic energy production. It’s a real solution to the nation’s problem of high gas prices and not enough jobs, not a tax increase that would just make things worse. The Republican plan would return American offshore energy

production to where it was before the Obama Administration clamped down on American energy. It would direct the federal government to continue with previously scheduled offshore lease sales in Virginia, Alaska and the Gulf. It would rip away the red tape that has hindered energy production by putting reasonable time limits on the review process for drilling permits. The Interior Department would have 30 days to review permit applications—to make a decision one way or the other—with two opportunities to extend that time period. The Republican plan would require the Interior Department to provide a reasonable rationale for rejecting a permit. It would provide for an expedited process to review questions about the process in court. This is a reasonable, commonsense plan that has been endorsed by job creators like the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the National Association of Manufacturers. Addressing high gas prices, creating jobs, and lessening our dependence on foreign sources of oil are exactly what we should be working to accomplish in Washington. With $4-per-gallon gas, skyhigh unemployment, and instability in the Middle East, it’s far past time for the Democrats in Washington to explain why they’re not interested. Mitch McConnell is the Republican leader of the U.S. Senate.


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A Closer Look, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center, 1028 Scott Blvd., Features Kaleidoscopes of the 21st Century, international exhibition produced by the Brewster Kaleidoscope Society of Artists. Show demonstrates evolution of kaleidoscopes into a sculptural art form. More than 100 interactive kaleidoscopes. Free. 859-957-1940; Covington.


Wine Tasting, 4-8 p.m., D.E.P.’s Fine Wine & Spirits Fort Thomas, 90 W. Alexandria Pike, Free. 859-781-8105; Fort Thomas. Wine Tasting, 6-9 p.m., StoneBrook Winery, 6570 Vineyard Lane, Stonebrook is on the Northern Kentucky Back Roads Wine Trail. Pick up a passport at one of the five wineries and get it validated at each winery for a gift. Information and list of participating wineries at website. Five for $5. 859-635-0111; Camp Springs. Wine Tasting, 5-9 p.m., Camp Springs Vineyard, 6685 Four Mile Road, $1. 859-4480253. Camp Springs.

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Showtune, 8 p.m., Stained Glass Theatre, 802 York St., Musical revue celebrates words and music of Jerry Herman, composer and lyricist for Broadway shows. $20. Presented by Footlighters Inc. Through May 28. 513-4748711; Newport. Best of the Best, 7:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., Shadowbox Cabaret, Newport on the Levee, Most popular-by-demand sketches and songs. Food and drink available. $20-$30. Through July 9. 859-957-7625; Newport.


Road Trip to Senior PGA Championship, 8 a.m., Golf Courses of Kenton County, 3908 Richardson Road, Fee includes gate entry and round-trip Executive Coach transportation to Valhalla Golf Club. $49. Registration required. 859-371-3200; ses/index.html. Independence.


Health Screenings, 9 a.m.-noon, Homan Chiropractic Newport, 52 Carothers Road, Brief health questionnaire, blood pressure, height, weight, pulse and spinal/postural evaluation. Free. 859-291-2225. Newport.

Burlington Spring Horse Show, 7-11 p.m., Boone County Fairgrounds, 5819 Idlewild Road, Horse show, vendors, activities, concessions and more. Benefits BAWAC Community Rehabilitation Center. $4; free for ages 9 and under. Presented by Burlington Spring Horse Show. 859-371-4410; Burlington.




Karaoke Night, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., Bar Monet, 837 Willard St., With Chill Will, also known as DJ Love MD. No cover. 859-491-2403. Covington/Mainstrasse.


In a League of Our Own: Play Ball! Knothole Baseball in Northern Kentucky, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Behringer-Crawford Museum, 1600 Montague Road, Included with admission: $7, $6 seniors, $4 children; free for members. 859-491-4003; Covington.


Holly Spears, 6-10 p.m., Newport on the Levee, 1 Levee Way, Free. 859-291-0550; Newport.


Chuck Brisbin & the Tuna Project, 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m., The Reef, 1301 Fourth Ave., Free. 859-261-8801. Dayton.


David Allan Coe, 9 p.m., Madison Theater, 730 Madison Ave., With Dallas Moore. Doors open 8 p.m. Tickets for April 8 will be honored. Performing his top original hits. $20. 859-491-2444. Covington.


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


Norma Jean, 6 p.m., Mad Hatter, 620 Scott St., With After the Burial, Motionless In White, For the Fallen Dreams and Stray From the Path. Explosions II Part Deux Tour. $17, $15 advance. 859-291-2233; Covington. The Why Store, 8 p.m., Radiodown, 620 Scott Blvd., $12 advance. 859-291-2233; Covington.


Dan Cummins, 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., Funny Bone Comedy Club, Newport on the Levee, $17. Ages 18 and up. 859-957-2000; Newport.

Florence Freedom Baseball, 7:05 p.m. vs. River City Rascals., Champion Window Field, 7950 Freedom Way, Fireworks Friday. $12 VIP, $10 reserved, $7 lawn. Through Sept. 1. 859-594-4487; Florence. S A T U R D A Y, M A Y 2 8


Nocturnals and Devil’s Point, 10:30 a.m.5:30 p.m., Erlanger Branch Library, 401 Kenton Lands Road, Male and female, ages 18 and up for various roles in two horror movies. Also, crew positions including special FX, VFX, makeup, art design and more. Sides available to read from. Bring head shot and/or resume. Pay is deferred; copy, credit and food provided. Each film shot in HD for approximately two months. “Nocturnals” begins in July. “Devil’s Point” begins in September. Appointment required by email: Presented by Sovereign Entertainment. Through June 4. 513-9679623; Erlanger.


Ladies Lessons and Lunch Saturdays, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. and 2-3:30 p.m., Golf Courses of Kenton County, 3908 Richardson Road, Fairway woods/course management. Golf clinics taught by PGA professionals covering the key fundamentals of the game. $25 for one and a half hours of instruction and lunch. Registration required. 859-3713200; email; Independence.


Wine Tasting, 1-6 p.m., StoneBrook Winery, Five for $5. 859-635-0111; Camp Springs. Taste of Kentucky, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Kentucky Haus Artisan Center, 411 E. 10th St., For bourbon, coffee and tea lovers. Featuring Kentucky proud food products. Free. 859261-4287; Newport.


Dinsmore Homestead, 1-5 p.m., Dinsmore Homestead, 5656 Burlington Pike, 1842 farmhouse and furnishings of the Dinsmore family. Tours begin on the hour; the last tour begins at 4 p.m. Includes gift shop. $5, $3 ages 60 and up, $2 ages 7-17, members and ages 6 and under free. 859-586-6117; Burlington.


Karaoke, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., Super Bowl Bellewood, 1211 Waterworks Road, $12 buckets, $3 domestics and $2 Jell-O shots. With DJ Chill Will. No cover. Presented by Super Bowl. 859-781-1211; Newport.


In a League of Our Own: Play Ball! Knothole Baseball in Northern Kentucky, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Behringer-Crawford Museum, Included with admission: $7, $6 seniors, $4 children; free for members. 859-4914003; Covington.


American Graffiti Band, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., Guys ‘n’ Dolls Restaurant and Nightclub, 4210 Alexandria Pike, $5. 869-441-4888. Cold Spring.


Pulse8 CD Release Show, 9 p.m., Madison Theater, 730 Madison Ave., Doors open at 8 p.m. With the Earth Laid Bare, Beyond the Divide and Black Tractor. Each paid admission will receive a copy of new 10 song CD. $10. 859-491-2444; Covington.


Surf Night, 8 p.m.-12:30 a.m., Mahogany’s Coffee House and Bar, 3715 Winston Ave., With the Cocktail Preachers, Team Void and the AmpFibians. Surf rock music. Includes beach drink specials. Dinner available 6 p.m. Family friendly. $5. 859-261-1029. Latonia.


Dan Cummins, 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m., Funny Bone Comedy Club, $17. Ages 21 and up. 859-957-2000; Newport.


RGI River Run, 9-11 a.m., Purple People Bridge, Pete Rose Way, Cincinnati; Third Street, Newport, Race day registration begins at 8 a.m. 5K run/walk appeals to top runners, recreational athletes and families; includes parent/child team division. Includes Special K for children with disabilities and Children’s Fun Run. Performance by NKY’s Doghouse. Benefits Kicks for Kids. $15, $10 ages 7-17, free ages 6 and under. Registration required. Presented by Kicks for Kids. 859-331-8484; Newport. Just for Fun Dog Show, 11:30 a.m., Boone County Fairgrounds, 5819 Idlewild Road, Registration, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Judging at 1 p.m. Door prizes. Competition classes include best groomed, best dressed, cutest, ugliest, best trick and others, $5 entry fee per class. No pedigree required. Awards. Benefits Bawac Rehabilitation Center. Registration required for participants. 859-3714410; Burlington. Benefit Poker Run, 10 a.m.-11:30 p.m., Buffalo Wings & Rings, 2440 High St., Continental breakfast at 10 a.m. Ride starts at 11 a.m. Includes T-shirt, free wings and Saratoga chips after run. Split-the-pot and music. Benefits Maria Schaffstein Scholarship Fund and Jessica Russo Recovery Fund. $50 sponsors. $25 couple, $15 single. 859816-7756. Crescent Springs.


Cities across Campbell County will be hosting parades to honor veterans and celebrate Memorial Day. Alexandria’s parade will be 2 p.m. Sunday, May 29, beginning at Campbell County Middle School and ending at the veteran’s memorial outside of VFW Post No. 3025, where a brief ceremony will be held. The Crestview parade will be 9 a.m. Monday, May 30, starting on Dodsworth Lane. Newport’s parade will be 9 a.m. Monday, May 30, beginning at Fourth and Columbia streets and ending with a ceremony at the city building, 998 Monmouth St. The 38th annual Camp Springs parade will be 10 a.m. Monday, May 30, at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 5977 Lower Tug Fork Road, and end at the Camp Springs firehouse. A Memorial service will be at 11:30 a.m., followed by a reception. Southgate’s Memorial Day parade will be 10 a.m. Monday, May 30, on Electric Avenue. A commemoration and reception will follow the parade at the John R. Little Veteran’s of Foreign Wars (VFW) hall. The 82nd annual Bellevue-Dayton Memorial Day parade will be 10:30 a.m. Monday, May 30, at Sixth and Main streets in Dayton and continue to the Bellevue Vets Club, 24 Fairfield Ave. Pictured are members of the Dayton Civic Club during last year’s Bellevue-Dayton Memorial Day Parade.


Burlington Spring Horse Show, 9 a.m., Boone County Fairgrounds, Championships begin 7 p.m. $4; free for ages 9 and under. 859-3714410; Burlington. Bowling For A Cause Day Party, 4-8 p.m., Star Lanes on the Levee, 1 Levee Way, Food and drink specials, music and free bowling. Part of the Dream Is Real Weekend. Benefits: National Multiple Sclerosis Society of Cincinnati, Operation Step Up and Barbara Howard Reece Fund. Ages 21 and up. $10; plus applicable fees. 859-652-7250. Newport.


Florence Freedom Baseball, 6:05 p.m. vs. River City Rascals., Champion Window Field, Rockin’ Saturday. Post-game concert by Sonny Moorman Group. $12 VIP, $10 reserved, $7 lawn. 859-594-4487; Florence. S U N D A Y, M A Y 2 9


Wine Tasting, 1-6 p.m., StoneBrook Winery, Five for $5. 859-635-0111; Camp Springs.


Karaoke with DJ Will Carson, 9 p.m.-2 a.m., Molly Malone’s Irish Pub and Restaurant, 112 E. Fourth St., Includes drink specials. Ages 21 and up. Free. 859-491-6659. Covington.


Phil DeGreg Trio, 4:30 p.m., Dee Felice Cafe, 529 Main St., Sunday Jazz in the Afternoon. 859-261-2365; Covington. Lee Stolar Trio, 7-11 p.m., Chez Nora, 530 Main St., With Mary Ellen Tanner. Free. 859491-8027; Covington.


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Open Mic/College Night, 8 p.m.-1 a.m., Mahogany’s Coffee House and Bar, 3715 Winston Ave., Musicians, singers, comedians, jugglers and spoken word. All ages. Dinner available at 6 p.m. Free. 859-261-1029. Latonia.


In a League of Our Own: Play Ball! Knothole Baseball in Northern Kentucky, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Behringer-Crawford Museum, Included with admission: $7, $6 seniors, $4 children; free for members. 859-4914003; Covington.


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


Kylesa, 8:30 p.m., Southgate House, 24 E. Third St., Ballroom. With Hour of 13. Doors open 7:30 p.m. $13, $10 advance. 859431-2201; Newport. W E D N E S D A Y, J U N E 1 Backroads Farm Tour Meeting, 3 p.m., Campbell County Environmental Education Center, 1261 Race Track Road, Presented by Campbell County Conservation District. 859635-9587. Alexandria.


Scoliosis/Posture Screening, 9 a.m.-noon, Homan Chiropractic Newport, 52 Carothers Road, Brief health questionnaire. Spinal and postural evaluation for scoliosis. Free. 859291-2225. Newport.

Blues Jam, 8:30 p.m., Midway Cafe, 1017 S. Fort Thomas Ave., Hosted by Dick and the Roadmasters, award-winning blues band. Free. 859-781-7666. Fort Thomas.


Wild Wednesday: Wildlife from the Cincinnati Zoo, 10 a.m., Middleton-Mills Park, 3415 Mills Road, Shelterhouse 2. Pre-Program at 9:30 a.m.: Julia Schenk and Whitney Rich for Cincinnati Children’s Outpatient Northern Kentucky. Rain or shine. Free, donations of nonperishable food and personal care items accepted. Presented by Kenton County Parks and Recreation. 859-5257529; Independence. T H U R S D A Y, J U N E 2 SwinGallery, 8-11:30 p.m., Step-N-Out Studio, 721 Madison Road, All ages. No partner required. Free beginner East Coast Swing lesson 8-9 p.m. Dancing to music by DJ 911:30 p.m. Family friendly. $5. Presented by SwinGallery. Through Dec. 29. 513-2909022. Covington.


Borge U.S. Tour, 8 p.m., Madison Theater, 730 Madison Ave., With Deathface, DJxNightmare, J.A.N.K vs. Pseudocyde, Dr. Gram and Paranormal. $20, $18 advance; $15 early bird pre-sale. 859-491-2444; Covington.



Young Band Night, 6-9 p.m., Mahogany’s Coffee House and Bar, 3715 Winston Ave., Four young or new bands perform. Free. 859-261-1029. Latonia.

Dan Cummins, 7:30 p.m., Funny Bone Comedy Club, $15. Ages 21 and up. 859-9572000; Newport. Mommy & Me Time, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Star Lanes on the Levee, 1 Levee Way, Unlimited bowling, shoe rental and soft drinks. Includes cheese pizza, popcorn and cartoons on endof-lane screens. Reservations available in two-hour increments. $15 per child with same day purchase, $10 advance. Through Dec. 18. 859-625-7250; Newport.



Justin Townes Earle, 9 p.m., Southgate House, 24 E. Third St., Ballroom. Doors open 8 p.m. $12-$15. 859-431-2201; Newport.


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Dinsmore Homestead, 1-5 p.m., Dinsmore Homestead, $5, $3 ages 60 and up, $2 ages 7-17, members and ages 6 and under free. 859-586-6117; www.dinsmore Burlington.


Kyle Dunnigan, 8 p.m., Funny Bone Comedy Club, Newport on the Levee, $15. Ages 18 and up. Comedian and actor. 859-9572000; Newport.


Florence Freedom Baseball, 6:05 p.m. vs. River City Rascals., Champion Window Field, Kids Club. Family Sunday includes Honey Hill Farm petting zoo and Liberty’s Newport Aquarium Kids Club-all children may join via website. $12 VIP, $10 reserved, $7 lawn. 859-594-4487; Florence. M O N D A Y, M A Y 3 0



Taste of Cincinnati returns for Memorial Day weekend, with food and music for the 32nd annual edition. Hours are noon to midnight Saturday and Sunday, May 28-29; and noon to 9 p.m. Monday, May 30, over six blocks of Fifth Street, from Race Street to Broadway, downtown. Some of the 45 participating restaurants include Bella Luna, City BBQ and Habanero Latin America. Each won Best of Taste awards this year. There are more than 60 musical acts, stand-up comedians and “Dancing with the Stars’” Mark Ballas will perform on the Metromix stage at 5:30 p.m. Saturday. Visit Pictured is a booth from last year’s festival.

Camp Springs Memorial Day Service, 11:30 a.m., Camp Springs Firehouse, 6844 Four Mile Road, After parade a presentation of the Citizen of the Year and Grade School Essay Awards. Community reception follows at noon. Free. Presented by Simon Gosney of American Legion Post 219. 859-635-9255. Camp Springs. Camp Springs Memorial Day Parade, 10:30 a.m., St. John’s Lutheran Church Camp Springs, 5977 Lower Tug Fork Road, Parade participants assemble at 10 a.m. Free. Presented by Simon Gosney of American Legion Post 219. 859-635-5013. Campbell County.


The Cincinnati May Festival continues with its last weekend of choral concerts Friday and Saturday, May 27-28, at Music Hall. Concerts begin at 8 p.m., with a pre-concert recital at 7 p.m. each night. The May Festival Chorus is joined by the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and performs Hadyn, May 27; and Mendelssohn, May 28. Tickets are $19-$105. Pre-concert dinners are available at Corbett Tower for $34. Visit or call 513-381-3300.


May 26, 2011

pile our own list of observations and experie n c e s : constant adolescent sitcom titFather Lou i l l a t i o n s , Guntzelman c r u d e olitical Perspectives pbarbs, violence, partial-birth abortions, greed, verbal and sexual abuse, increased drug use, dehumanizing pornography, preying on the very young, road rage, admiration for dysfunctional celebrities, etc. It’s tragically comical that we’ve run out of curse words. The profanities of old have become so overused that all we have left in our barrel of crudities is the f-word. So we just use it over and over and over. Civility is dying. Who holds a door open for another? Who gets up and gives a seat to an older person? Who refrains from using harsh or hurtful language? If civility is dying that means civilization is as well. We are going downhill,

It’s tragically comical that we’ve run out of curse words. The profanities of old have become so overused that all we have left in our barrel of crudities is the f-word. regressing to the savage aggressiveness of the more primitive person. It’s no surprise that an increasing number of young men thrill at watching two men in a cage permitted to kick, punch and assault each other viciously. We euphemistically call it “extreme sport.” Sport? A civilized society’s first line of defense is not more policemen and more laws. What is more powerful is when desirable behaviors are entrenched in a civilization’s traditions, moral values and self-respect. When these elements are taught and practiced, they modify the brutish tendencies that lurk in the shadow-part of human nature. The collective power and

When you call a locksmith are they really local? If you get locked out of your house or car and need to hire a locksmith right away, do you know whom to call? Many people will look for a company on the Internet and others will call information on the phone. But, if you’re not careful, the firm you think you’re hiring may not be local – and may not be on the up and up. Kallen Kenneda of Eastgate said his cousin was staying at his house in April and got locked out. Kenneda was out of town so couldn’t help him, but he did check the Internet for what he thought was a local locksmith. Kenneda called the firm and said, “I gave her my address, my phone number, all this stuff. I told her, ‘All the technician’s got to do is come out and pick the little lock – pick the bottom lock. It’ll take five minutes probably.’ She said. ‘OK, it’s going to be $29.95 plus labor, plus parts.’ ” The company, Fast Batavia Locksmith, sent someone right over, but failed to call Kenneda again with the estimate before doing any work.

“They were supposed to call me for everything and, obviously, if I didn’t agree with Howard Ain the price I Hey Howard! w o u l d have just told him to leave. I would have had somebody else come over. It would have been cheaper to get a hammer and knock the lock off and I would have replaced the lock for $30,” Kenneda said. Instead, the locksmith demanded the cousin pay him $160 dollars cash for the opening the door. “For 10 minutes worth of work it costs $160. It’s a joke,” said Kenneda. He said when he heard about the amount later he immediately called the company but got nowhere and thought about going over to the firm’s Main Street location. He didn’t go, but I did and found there is no 111 East Main St. in Batavia, which is supposedly the home of Fast Batavia Locksmith.

I called the company and learned it’s really located – not in Batavia, Ohio – but in New York. When I told Kenneda what I learned he said, “When I looked it up on the computer it said they’re out of Batavia, Ohio. It’s got an address. But, they’re really out of New York? That’s great. I did not know that.” The Better Business Bureau confirms the mail it sent to that Main Street address was returned as undeliverable. The company tells me it can’t comment on this complaint because the Better Business Bureau is investigating. Two years ago several people were indicted in a nationwide scheme to overcharge for locksmith services, so this type of thing is not new. Therefore, you need to protect yourself by finding a truly local locksmith now. Then, if you have an emergency, you’ll know whom to call. Howard Ain answers consumer complaints weekdays on WKRC-TV Local 12. Write to him at 12 WKRC-TV, 1906 Highland Ave., Cincinnati 45219.

lived examples of a civilized society says to others who contemplate following such tendencies, “If you’re going to live here, that’s not done among us.” The respected historian Arnold Toynbee noted in his studies that of all the previous civilizations that have ever existed, most of them waned or fell not because of conquest from without, but from a disintegration from within. A healthy civilization is the opposite of a mob. Mob psychology is characterized by a lack of consciousness that leaves its members unaware of themselves and what they’re really doing. A true civilization is marked by an increase in consciousness that makes them aware of their actions and the results. Mobs are frightening, violent and uncivil. A genuine civilization is mostly peaceful, a much safer place, and profoundly civil. Father Lou Guntzelman is a Catholic priest of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Contact him at columns@community or P.O. Box 428541, Cincinnati, OH 45242.


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Northern Kentucky Knights of Columbus meeting with Vicky Bauerle of Catholic Charities to plan the golf outing that the Knights are going to hold to benefit Catholic Charities Lifeline Fund. The event will be held at Twin Oaks Golf and Plantation Club on Saturday July 30, starting at 8 a.m. Cost is $85 per golfer which includes cart, coffee and doughnuts in the morning, lunch, BBQ Buffet, beer, soft drinks and a gift bag. Hole sponsors are $100, with Corporate Sponsor $300, and Platinum sponsor at $1,000. Contact chairman Dennis Elix at 859-442-0296 for more information. Shown: Wayne Brown, Bill Theis, Vicky Bauerle, Dennis Elix, Carl Biery.


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Corn bread, iced tea a hit no matter the occasion A couple of days of sunny weather and now we’re back to rain and cool temperatures. One good thing, though. The gardens are full of happy worms, and that makes for healthy veggies and herbs along with easy pickings for the birds. And I’m looking forward to Memorial Day, which is official start of the outdoor party season. And I know lots of you are celebrating graduations so I’m sharing some favorite recipes for those occasions.

Corn bread salad for Memorial Day

Every year I get requests for this recipe always around Memorial Day. I change it up ever year, and this year I’m adding more bacon and a bit more oregano and cheese. I know, it’s not low-fat or low anything, but a real treat to have occasionally. Don’t be put off by the long list of ingredients. It’s easy to make. Feel free to substitute

lower fat ingredients if you want. My editor Lisa suggested p l a i n G r e e k yogurt Rita instead of Heikenfeld s o u r Rita’s kitchen c r e a m . Make sure it’s Greek and not the sweetened type. 1 pkg. (81⠄2 oz.) corn bread/muffin mix 1 can (4 oz.) chopped green chilies, undrained or 12 jalapeùos, chopped 1 teaspoon cumin 3 ⠄4 teaspoon oregano 1 cup each mayonnaise and sour cream 1 envelope ranch salad dressing mix 2 cans (15 oz. each) Great Northern beans, drained 2 cans (15 oz. each) whole kernel corn, drained or equivalent frozen corn, thawed 4 good sized tomatoes,

chopped 1 bell pepper, chopped 1 bunch green onions, chopped 1 pound bacon, cooked and crumbled 4 cups shredded cheddar Prepare corn bread according to package directions but stir in chilies, cumin, oregano. Pour into sprayed 8-inch pan. Bake at 400 degrees for 20 to 25 minutes. Cool. Combine mayonnaise, sour cream and dressing mix; set aside. Crumble half the cornbread into a 13-by-9 pan. Layer with half of the rest of the ingredients and repeat layers, ending with cheese. Cover and refrigerate for two hours or more. Serves 10 to 12.

Rachel Ray’s spread adapted by Betty Neal

Betty is an avid cook and loyal reader. 1 cup large olives with pimento 1 clove garlic

1 (8-oz.) package cream cheese, softened 1 cup ricotta cheese 1 â „2 cup chopped hazelnuts, toasted 1 sliced whole-grain baguette Parmesan pita crisps, store-bought 1 celery heart, cut into sticks

16 to 20.

Preheat oven 425 degrees. Place olives in food processor and grate in garlic, add cream cheese and ricotta cheese. Pulse the cheese and olives into a fairly smooth spread. Transfer to a serving bowl and top with hazelnuts. Toast the bread on a baking sheet five to 10 minutes to lightly crisp. Surround the spread with bread, pita crisps and celery.

What you need to know when baking with sugar substitutes: Remember that most sugar substitutes come with specific substitution formulas. Always check the package. Keep in mind that baked goods will not be the same when baked with sugar substitutes, mainly because nonsugars do not have the ability to melt and caramelize. When attempting to substitute, be sure to run a test batch. Note that some sweeteners cook much faster than sugar, so be sure to adjust your baking times. Always add extra flavoring everywhere you can;

So good iced tea punch

I love this punch! You’ll be surprised at the flavor – very mild but with a zing. And such a pretty amber color. Perfect for graduations and large gatherings. Serves

Mix together:

2 cups lemon-flavored iced tea mix (I used Lipton) 2 two-liter bottles of ginger ale Orange and lemons, thinly sliced (optional but nice) Ice

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extra vanilla, citrus juice or zest, spices, extracts. Be creative and keep in mind that you need to override the inherent “cool� flavor sensation of the sweetener you are using. To boost moistness in baked goods, try adding a bit of molasses or honey. To achieve a more golden brown color, try spraying the top of your batter or dough with cooking spray before placing in the oven. When making cookies, remember to flatten them a bit – since the substitute sugars are slower to melt, cookies made with it tend to be slower to spread. For a natural, one-to-one baking blend check out They have lots of Stevia (a natural, herbal sugar substitute) products and there’s no bitter taste. Rita Nader Heikenfeld is an herbalist, educator and author. Email columns@community with “Rita’s kitchen� in the subject line. Call 513-2487130, ext. 356.

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The Bishop Brossart High School Prom was held April 29 at Receptions in Erlanger. Standing outside their limo are seniors Justin Bezold, Carmen Enzweiler, Chris Meehan, Ellen Young, Tyler Bezold, and Chelsie Brewer.

Professors inducted into Hall of Fame Two Northern Kentucky University professors have been inducted into the Institute for Financial Literacy’s Excellence in Financial Literacy Education (EIFLE) Hall of Fame. Kimberly Code, associate professor in NKU’s College of Education and Human Services, and Gary Clayton, professor of economics in the Haile/US Bank College of Business were honored for their Pathways to Home Ownership curriculum for high school and adult learners. The EIFLE was created to acknowledge innovation and quality of financial literacy education efforts and the commitment of those who offer them. Code and Clayton received the honor at the institute’s annual meeting in Chicago

last month. “In these uncertain economic times, financial literacy has never been more important,” said Leslie E. Linfield, executive director of the Institute for Financial Literacy. “The EIFLE Awards are one of the most sought after and prestigious awards in the industry and serve as a testament to their recipients’ hard work and accomplishments. These individuals and organizations are assuring financial literacy education is accessible for Americans of all walks of life.” The Pathways to Home Ownership project was made possible by a generous grant from the Kentucky Real Estate Commission. The project focus-

es on developing financial literacy of high school and adult learners. It provides a variety of lessons and instructional approaches that combine an understanding of basic economic concepts, financial literacy and home ownership. Topics include advantages of home ownership, setting financial goals, making yourself creditworthy, how much can you borrow, finding the right home for you, understanding home mortgages, securing a home mortgage and foreclosures. Complimentary copies of the curriculum are available to teachers and community agencies.

Northern Kentucky Education Council hosted “An Evening with the Stars”, a celebration of area education excellence. The event recognized exceptional educators, community and business leaders, and students who have made noteworthy contributions or excelled in a particular area of studies. The event was emceed by News 5 Today anchor, Todd Dykes. The event was sponsored by Scripps Howard Foundation, Toyota, C-Forward Inc. and Receptions Conference Center. The Excellence in Education Awards is a partnership between Northern Kentucky Education Council, Northern Kentucky Center for Educator Excellence, Education Alliance of Northern Kentucky and the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce. The Conner Middle School Jazz Ensemble performed the music. The event was held Monday evening at Receptions Conference Center in Erlanger, Kentucky. More

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NKU wins at Kentucky IdeaStateU competition Northern Kentucky University students won multiple awards at the fourth annual Kentucky IdeaStateU Business Competition held in Lexington, Ky., April 22-23. Graduate and undergraduate students from across the Commonwealth competed in the event, which is sponsored by the Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development and is designed to encourage innovation and entrepreneurship by rewarding participating teams representing the commonwealth’s eight four-year


state universities. Students from both the graduate and undergraduate teams competed for the Governor’s Innovation Award. This award is presented each year to the team that best demonstrates innovative thinking, possesses a “wow” factor and has the potential to improve the quality of life for Kentuckians and others. NKU student Erica Conroy won this award with her business concept called eCeipts, a technology company that makes keeping receipts easier for the con-


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Health officials stress prevention as cases of shigella rise Almost 40 cases of Shigella have been reported in Northern Kentucky since April 1. With most of these cases being associated with child care centers, the Northern Kentucky Health Department is reminding residents to use proper hand washing techniques and to keep children home if they are ill. Shigella is a bacteria that infects the bowels. It causes an illness called Shigellosis, with symptoms including diarrhea, fever, stomach cramps, nausea or vomiting. Shigella primarily infects young children, since it is spread through contact with the stool of an infected person. “The Health Department has been seeing a significant number of cases of Shigella in recent weeks,” said Lynne Saddler, MD,

MPH, District Director of Health. “We are working with local doctors’ offices and child care centers to educate them about preventing the spread of Shigella in the community. And, with the outdoor pools opening soon, we want to remind individuals what they can do to stop the spread of this illness. By taking steps to prevent Shigella now, we can avoid additional cases in Northern Kentucky.” To keep from getting Shigella, you should: • Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and running water after using the restroom, after changing diapers, and before preparing or eating food. This is the best way to prevent the spread of infectious diseases found in the intestinal tract, such as Shigella.

• Do not use wading pools or water tables for groups of children, because Shigella is transferred easily in standing water. • Dispose of soiled diapers properly. • If you have diarrhea, stay home from work, school or child care until you are better. Also, do not prepare food for others while you have diarrhea. You may want to contact your doctor for testing. Shigella is often transmitted in child-care facilities, since many children are in diapers. Of the 36 cases reported to the Health Department through May 3, 78 percent have been connected to people attending or working in child care centers. The Health Department has been working with local centers to remind them of proper hand washing tech-

niques and to make sure the children and staff who have Shigella remain at home until they have completed treatment and have a negative stool culture. “Shigella can easily be transmitted through swimming pools— both public and private—if someone is experiencing diarrhea and swims in a pool,” said Steve Divine, Director of Environmental Health and Safety. “Pool operators should remind patrons not to swim if they have diarrhea. We also encourage public pools to exclude children not toilet-trained from using their facilities. Even the use of plastic diaper pants or diapers designed for use in the water cannot guarantee that fecal matter does not get into the pool water.” Each year, about 18,000 cases

of Shigella are reported in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Because many milder cases of Shigella are not diagnosed or reported, the CDC estimates that the actual number of cases may be 20 times greater. In Northern Kentucky (Boone, Campbell, Grant and Kenton counties), an average of 25 cases of Shigella are reported each year. Anyone with symptoms of Shigella should contact his or her health care provider. The illness can be treated with antibiotics. In severe cases, hospitalization may be required to avoid dehydration. For more information on Shigella, please read the attached fact sheet, or visit the Health Department’s website at

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Valerie Ross, 28, 336 Foote Ave., warrant at 336 Foote Ave., April 30. Richard Mossman Jr., 20, 324 Covert Run Pike, warrant at 324 Covert Run Pike, May 1. Rhonda Dickerson, 35, 494 Falvey Road, theft by unlawful taking at 10 Donnermeyer Drive, May 4. Michael Eviston, 24, 28 Guardian Drive, alcohol intoxication in a public place at Bellevue Plaza, May 6. Jason Sumpfer, 28, 1008 Fifth St., warrant, second degree possession of a forged instrument at 201 Retreat St., May 6. Kyle Shaw, 20, 4267 McKeever, theft by unlawful taking, fleeing or evading, careless driving, suspended operator’s license at Fairfield and Riviera, May 6. Corey Sweeney, 22, 329 Washington, warrant at 121 Ward Ave., May 7. Paula Knuckles, 44, 107 Beck St., warrants at Fairfield and Donnermeyer, May 6. Richard Walling II, 32, 208 Eighth St. No. 101, warrant at 100 Sixth St., May 9. Ronnie Michel, 19, 630 Truman Lane, alcohol intoxication in a public place at 630 Truman, May 9. Kimberly Hensley, 35, second degree criminal possession of a forged instrument at Campbell County Detention Center, May 11. Andrew Darrell, 20, 175 Van Voast Ave., theft by unlawful taking at 10 Donnermeyer Drive, May 11. Michael Hammel, 29, 362 Berry Ave., second degree disorderly conduct


at 600 Columbia St., May 16. Dawnis Edwards, 48, 270 O’Fallon, warrant at 270 O’Fallon, May 17.

CAMPBELL COUNTY Arrests/citations

Eric E. Smith, 43, 23 East Lickert Road, DUI - first offense - aggravated circumstances, failure to wear seat belt, operating on suspended or revoked license, failure to notify department of transportation of address change at Ky. 915 and Camel Crossing, May 7. Dora F. Weinel, 31, 5095 Whitney Drive, alcohol intoxication in a public place - first and second offense, possession of marijuana, second degree possession of controlled substance - codeine at 5095 Whitney Drive, May 7. Thomas E. Downton Jr., 43, 7419 Tollgate Road, keg law, resisting arrest, third degree terroristic threatening at 7419 Tollgate Road, May 8. Terry T. Fagin, 59, 5247 Four Mile Road, Lot 30, first degree wanton endangerment, alcohol intoxication in a public place - third offense in 12 months at 5247 Four Mile Road, May 7. Michael R. Chaira, 30, 700 University

Incidents/investigations Fourth degree assault domestic

Incidents/investigations Fraudulent use of credit card Reported at 709 Valleyside Drive, May 16.



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Arthur W. Boss II, 50, 352 Rose Drive, alcohol intoxication in a public place - first and second offense, possession of marijuana, second degree possession of drug paraphernalia at 3906 Alexandria Pike, May 15. Vages D. Martin, 30, 1035 Kent St., Unit 4E, possession of marijuana at Alexandria Pike, May 16. Tara S. Bowling, 38, 3411 Lehman Road, Apartment 13, theft by unlawful taking or shoplifting, third degree criminal trespassing at 370 Crossroads Blvd., May 16. Kendall French, 20, 1211 12th Ave.,

Janet Thompson, 57, 741 Liberty, second degree fleeing or evading at 2517 Alexandria Pike, May 11. Randall Guttridge, 34, 488 Jenkins Lane, warrant at Grand Avenue at Edgewood, May 11. Zachary Mucha, 22, 736 Bear Court, warrant at Memorial Parkway, May 14. Larry Smith, 45, 1790 Grand Ave. Apt. B2, warrant at I-275, May 11. Loretta Smith, 43, 3028 Price Ave. Apt. 2, warrant at Magellan Drive, May 11. John Grenier, 49, 601 Vista Point Drive, DUI at Highland Avenue at Ridgewood Place, May 18. Anthony Quarles, 26, 1238 Jordan Drive Apt. F, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia at 30 Boardwalk Ave., May 11.

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. session of a controlled substance at 130 Pavilion Parkway, May 13. Benjamin Griffin, 36, 317 Thornton St., warrant, first degree possession of a controlled substance at 320 Thornton, May 12. Michael Smith, 28, 17 West Ninth St., first degree possession of a controlled substance at Sixth and York, May 11. Jason Turner, 33, 218 West Ninth St., theft by unlawful taking at 82 Carothers Road, May 11. Gregory Bickers, 29, 3030 Sugarcamp Road, theft by unlawful taking, third degree criminal mischief at 34 East Ninth, May 6. David Madden, 39, 513 Brighton St., fourth degree assault at 300 West Seventh St., May 10.

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On the record DEATHS Irene Thoney Abbott

Irene Thoney Abbott, 91, of Fort Thomas, formerly of Newport, died May 18, 2011, at St. Elizabeth Fort Thomas. She was a homemaker and former member of St. Paul’s United Church of Christ in Fort Thomas. Two brothers, Raymond Thoney and Albert Thoney, died previously. Survivors include her daughter, Carol Ann Abbott of Southgate; brother, Robert Thoney of Bellevue; niece, Janine Thoney Walz of Fort Thomas; and nephew, Roger Thoney of Highland Heights. Entombment was in Evergreen Cemetery, Southgate.

Melinda Joy Bowman

Melinda Joy Wilson Bowman, 54, of Alexandria, died May 14, 2011. She worked as a laboratory technician at Bethesda Hospital and Children’s Outpatient Hospital. She loved all things outdoors; to mountain bike, rollerblade, kayak, camp and play frisbee golf. She loved the Lord and spent much of the last years of her life studying and praying. Her father, William R. Wilson III, died previously. Survivors include her husband, Keith Duane Bowman; sons, Brett Bowman and Scott Bowman; daughter, Tamara Mallery; mother, Dorothy Wilson; sister, Bonnie Darwish; brothers, William R. IV, Gary, Terry, and Michael Wilson; and four grandchildren. Memorials: Melinda Bowman Memorial Fund, c/o Christ Church of Palm Harbor, P.O. Box 519, Palm Harbor, FL 34683 or online at Donations will be used to purchase the book “Christ the Healer” by F.F. Bosworth and given to those who need healing in their bodies.

Tyona Collins

Tyona R. “Toni” Collins, 58, of Alexandria, died May 19, 2011, at home. She was a dental assistant with Dr. Michael Walker and a member of Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband, Robert Collins; daughters, Tammy Michelle Seitz and Tonya Robin Sebastian; sister, Ivodean Bernard; brothers, Jimmie D. Rodgers, Doyle Dean Rodgers, Noel Rodgers and Joseph Rodgers; and five grandchildren. Burial was at Alexandria Cemetery.

Roy Lee Creech

Roy Lee Creech, 57, of Newport, died May 9, 2011, at his residence. Survivors include his wife, Patricia Creech; son, Joseph Michael Baumbach; stepsons, Bob Roberts and Charles Roberts; stepdaughter, Jaimie Smith; sisters, Linda Kennedy, Imogene Brearton and Betty Orta; brother, Bill Howard; one grandchild; one step grandchild; and one step great-grandchild. Entombment was at Floral Hills Memorial Gardens.

Betty Mae Downing

Betty Mae Downing, 89, of Alexandria, died May 18, 2011, at St. Elizabeth Hospice. She was homemaker. Survivors include her husband, Joseph Downing; son, Rodney Russell Downing of Nashville, Ind.; sister, Margie Rogers of Fort Thomas;


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Peggy Ann Iles

Peggy Ann Iles, 70, of Covington, died May 18, 2011, at her home. She was a retired nurse after 33 years. A sister, Jean Horn, died previously. Survivors include her companion, Robert Iles; sons, Donald Reed of Newport and David Reed of West Covington; daughter, Victoria Jennings of New Albany, Ind.; brother, Charles Moore of Brookville, Ind.; sister, Patricia Robinson of Florence; 10 grandchildren; and many greatgrandchildren. Interment was at Independence Cemetery. Memorials: Kenton County Animal Shelter, 1020 Mary Laidley Drive, Fort Mitchell, KY 41017.

Frances Bates Jackson

brothers, Red, Bobby, Tommy and Joe; sisters, Shirley, Mary and Kate; four grandchildren; and five greatgrandchildren. Interment was in Chesapeake Memorial Gardens, Chesapeake, Va. Memorials: Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters, 601 Children’s Lane, Norfolk, VA 23507.

Ada Fugate Noble

Ada Fugate Noble, 86, of Latonia, died May 15, 2011 at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. Her husband, Earl, and two sons, Andy and Ernie, died previously. Survivors include her daughter, Erna Liles of Covington; sons, Taylor Noble of Richmond and Frank Noble of Alexandria; brother, Dan Fugate of Milford, Ohio; eight grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; and dear friends, Art Estes and Bill (Mary) Schaber. Burial was in Lost Creek, Ky.

Nathan Buechel, 28, of Cincinnati, issued May 11. Christina Oder, 22, of Fort Thomas and Steven Taylor, 22, of Hazard, issues May 11. Jordan Willoughby, 20, of Jacksonville and Kyle Clifton, 22, of Covington, issued May 12. Jennifer Gray, 30, and Michael Carter, 37, both of Covington, issued May 12. Samantha Goetz, 24, and Lauritz Stange III, 26, both of Cincinnati, issued May 12. Erin McGee, 36, of Cynthia, and Travus Geesaman, 32, of Harrisburg, issued May 12. Heather Hornbach, 32, of Cincinnati and Joseph McCarthy Jr., 34, of


Fort Thomas, issued May 13. Jennifer Adams, 22, of Fort Thomas and Trevor Fielder, 27, of Festus, issued May 13. Destiny Rosich, 41, of Cincinnati and Rocky Morris, 50, of Carlisle, issued May 13. Julie Evans, 34, of Fort Thomas and Wilson Beasley, 40, of Norfolk, issued May 14. Lisa Hilbert, 50, of Covington and David Schwarz, 55,of Cincinnati, issued May 14. Amanda Guttridge, 33, of Cincinnati and Michael Moore, 35, of Covington, issued May 14. Amber Combs, 29, and Mark McCulley, 32, both of Fort Thomas, issued May 14.

Mary Alice Perry, 78, of Dayton, died May 15, 2011, at St. Elizabeth Florence. Her husband, George, and a daughter, Nettie Ruth, died previously. Survivors include her son, John Perry; daughters, Karen Johnson, Edith Horstman and Terri Reynolds; 14 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Burial was at Oakland Cemetery, Grants Lick.

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Edith Marie “Eadie” Kuntz, 80, of Chesapeake, Va., formerly of Dayton, died May 16, 2011, surrounded by her family. She was a child care provider. Survivors include her daughters, Judy Novotny and Jackie Kelly;

Rhonda Mattax, 25, and Steven Erskine, 29, both of Covington, issued May 4. Christina Zimmerman, 26, and Jared Gibson, 25, both of Cincinnati, issued May 6. Stacey Wiley, 27, and Joseph Seiter, 28, both of Fort Thomas, issued May 7. Heather Lang, 35, of New Jersey and Robert Beer, 37, of Hamilton, issued May 7. Brittany Harley, 23, and Alexander De Barros,32, both of West Chester , issued May 9. Marie Clayton, 26, of Fort Thomas and John Bartram, 32, of Versailles, issued May 10. Lindsay Gast, 24, of Beaufort and

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Richard L. Rawe, 83, of Highland Heights, died May 16, 2011, at St. Elizabeth Fort Thomas. He was a journalist and worked for the Cincinnati Post for more than 50 years. He was city editor, business editor and an investigative reporter. He wrote for Time and Life magazines and authored a book, “Creating A World-Class Airport”. He was a board member of the Northern Kentucky YMCA, member of the Knights of Columbus and served in World War II. A daughter, Ellen Strole, and a son, John Rawe, died previously. Survivors include his wife, Mary; children, Richard Jr., Daniel, James, Gary, Chris, Eric, Jeff, Judy Bautista and Michele Gaffney; 16 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

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Frances Ellen Bates Jackson, 85, of Covington, died May 15, 2011, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. She was a retired housekeeper for Quality Inn in Covington, former nurse’s aid at Covington Tuberculosis Sanatorium in Fort Wright and former member of Covington Aerie of Eagles. She enjoyed knitting, cooking and gardening. Her husband, John B. Jackson; a daughter, Darlene Lowe; and two grandsons, Roger Morris and Mark Toll, died previously. Survivors include her daughters, Hope Day of Bellevue and Julia Faye Hall of Covington; 18 grandchildren; 54 great-grandchildren; and 16 great-great-grandchildren. Disposition was cremation.

Adam P. Klaene, 40, of Highland Heights, died May 18, 2011, at his residence. He was a HVAC mechanic for Northern Kentucky University. His brother, Chris Klaene, died previously. Survivors inclue his daughter, Sydni Klaene; parents, Gene and Julie Klaene; sister, Anna Klaene; brother, Jason Klaene; and several nieces. Memorials: Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Cincinnati, 895 Central Ave., No. 550, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202.

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