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School unveils building plans

Study details morale issues Report brings an end to merger talks

Bishop Brossart shows plans for $7 million addition

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ALEXANDRIA — Bishop Brossart High School has announced plans for a $7 million addition to the school, including a new chapel and theater, with construction slated to begin by spring 2013. “At the latest, we’re looking to break ground during this upcoming school year,” said Principal Richard Stewart. The announcement of the expansion plans, approved by Bishop Roger Foys, are the beginning of a public fundraiser campaign, Stewart said. The school already raised $6.4 million in pledges and a significant chunk of that is in cash, he said. The project is in excellent shape, but not fully funded, Stewart said. “We do still need to finish the fundraising efforts, and we really need to stress that to folks,” he said. “We really need the community to really come out and let us do this the way we want to do it to its very fullest and best.” Stewart said the addition has been a focus for the school since he took over as principal three years ago. A silent fundraising phase has been going on until the addition was made public Friday, May 25, he said. “We’ve kind of hit a lot of our biggest donors already, so now we’re going out to the bigger broad community,” Stewart said. “There are mailings being prepared to kind of hit the entire breadth of our community.” Plans for the new addition include: » A new library/media center » A chapel » A 400 seat theater/auditorium » Fine arts studio space » New administrative offices that will include a college counseling center with a personal counselors office “The more that we can raise, the more we can do,” Stewart said. “We don’t have to stop at $7 million.” Roger Keller of Cold Spring, one of three members of the fundraising campaign committee, said the goal now is to raise at least $600,000. The other two members of the fundraising committee include Tom Munninghoff and Jim Stadtmiller. Keller, an alumni of Brossart, said he was part of the original development committee that envisioned the addition in the mid-1980s. The dream from long ago is finally coming to fruition,

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Amber Green and her 2-year-old daughter Madison riding on the miniature horse "Ralphie" go down Washington Street in Alexandria as part of the annual Campbell County Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3205 Memorial Day parade Sunday, May 27. CHRIS MAYHEW/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

CELEBRATING MEMORIAL DAY City hosts parade to honor those who serve

Jake Ball, 4, of Alexandria, hurries to retrieve a piece of candy thrown from the passing Campbell County Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3205 Memorial Day parade on Washington Street in Alexandria. CHRIS MAYHEW/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

Nick Heiert of Highland Heights wears patriotic shades as he rides with his pet dachshund on tractor down Washington Street as part of the annual Campbell County Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3205 Memorial Day parade Sunday, May 27. CHRIS MAYHEW/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

ALEXANDRIA — While disagreeing with some of the findings, Judge-executive Steve Pendery still heeded the advice of a consultant’s report about the Campbell County Police Department that suggested ending merger talks with the Alexandria Police Department. Morale and leadership issues at the county police department were going to obscure any further pursuit of a merger with the Alexandria Police Department, according to the conclusion of an independent consultant’s 31-page report. Alexandria publicly released the report Friday, May 24. Alexandria and Campbell County hired David Hobson and Lee Ann Morrison out of Richmond, Ky., in October to study the two police departments. The consultants interviewed police officers, elected officials and select community members and reviewed both departments’ records as part of their work. Pendery ended the merger talks with Alexandria in a May 17 letter to Alexandria Mayor Bill Rachford after hearing the results of the consultants’ report in April. The consultants recommended that the county engage in a management study because of issues including “profound moral issues within its ranks” and that officers are “terrified of running afoul of leadership at the department.” The report also recommends that elected officials should be aware of issues within the police department and “take the opportunity to address them substantively.” The consultants listed the county’s performance standards as a cause for frequent dissatisfaction on the part of officers and citizens. The consultants say in the report that the county’s performance standards are “quotas” and “an antiquated practice of a bygone era of policing.” Labeling them as standards, or something other than quotas is a poor policy choice and assumes subordinates and the public are not capable of understanding what is in practice, according to the consultants’ report. Pendery said he does not agree with the consultants on the issue of performance standards, and does not agree the policy is the cause for a moral issue. “We are going to address the situation, and I’m not going to get into details,” he said. “We are already addressing the situation by reaching out to outside experts and so far they agree with us that

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he said. Now the committee’s work for the final funds needed will begin, Keller said.

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these are not quotas.” Performance standards primarily require officers to do security checks of businesses, and vacation checks, he said. Officers are also supposed to write one ticket every other shift, and officers work four shifts in a seven day week, he said. “When the public hears the word quota they think that someone is there is writing tickets left and right,” he said. That’s not what is happening, and money from writing all tickets goes to the state and not the county, Pendery said. Campbell County Police Department Chief Keith Hill did not immediately respond to a voice message requesting comment about the the consolidation study. Concerning Alexandria’s police department, the report said, “(The) Al-

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“Our focus is going to be going to the public, to the alumni and anyone who has a connection to Brossart,” he said. “We’re going to go out the masses and say ‘Hey, here we are. Bishop Brossart needs our help.’”

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exandria Police Department enjoys high morale, places a priority on community policing, and has strong leadership in place.” The consultants go on to point out Alexandria is stretched thin in resources and personnel, and a merger would benefit the department by providing more resources and an opportunity for more specialization. The consultants conclude that Alexandria “has little other reason to merge.” The consultants’ report lists negative issues pertaining to Alexandria including the appearance the department is a “top heavy” on management, and being “too soft” in its policing approach. “We have an unwritten policy of ‘We’d rather talk for an hour than fight for a minute,’” said Alexandria Police Chief Mike Ward. “I challenge anyone to review our use of force reports, which would support this statement.”

SILVER GROVE — Little sprouts grown at Silver Grove School’s greenhouse will be turned into vegetables and fruits to feed people in need of food after being planted in The Giving Fields in Melbourne. The school’s greenhouse, in its first full year of operation, will supply plant seedlings for The Giving Fields this summer including: green beans, tomatoes, lettuce, peppers, broccoli, cabbage, kale, cantaloupe, watermelon and cilantro. Doug and Sheila Bray of Wilder supplied the land for The Giving Fields in Melbourne in the fall of 2010. The fields allow volunteers working in association with The Freestore Foodbank in Cincinnati to grow vegetables and fruits to feed local food pantries and soup kitchens. The plants grown in the school’s greenhouse

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First-grade students Cara Stewart, left, steadies a pot as custodian Angie Burchfield, right, places a tomato plant inside at the Silver Grove School greenhouse Thursday, May 24, as first-grader Katie Hiller, center, watches. CHRIS MAYHEW/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER will be transferred to The Giving Fields and be a great help, said Doug Bray. “It allows us to reduce our expenses because normally we would buy those from outside growers,” Bray said. Associate principal Lisa Hilf said several years ago she expressed a dream to have a greenhouse for the school while she was on a wildlife committee for Lafarge North America in Silver Grove. Lafarge paid the bill to build the greenhouse

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MAY 31, 2012 • ALEXANDRIA RECORDER • A3

Runners to race for reading By Libby Cunningham lcunningham@nky.com

Kenton County Public Library is inviting anyone interested in promoting literacy to participate in the annual Racing to Read 5K Run and Walk. The race takes place at 9 a.m. Saturday, June 9, in Covington. Started in 2004, the event aims to raise awareness of the library’s Racing to Read program, which provides early literacy outreach to around 2,500 children in Kenton County Preschools, according to information provided by Robin Klaene, public relations and development director. For Tim Menoher, an Edgewood resident who serves as a member of the 5K Planning Committee, the race hits home. His family is full of educators and he’s run both professionally and in college. “If I’m going to do

Hannah Egan, a third-grader at Campbell Ridge Elementary School, boots a kickball up the third base line during Field Day activities on the final day of classes for students Wednesday, May 23. CHRIS MAYHEW/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

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something to volunteer my time, this combines both education and running,” he said. In the past, funds from the 5K have updated the mobile library, the Read Racer. Ron Anderson travels to Covington from Nicholasville each year to run the race. “The course is very scenic, starts in Old Covington, goes down by the river and you can see right across the river into Ohio,” he said. “It’s just challenging enough with the hills.” The race, which Anderson said is “not too big and not too small,” has attracted him for the past three years. So has the literacy aspect. “I work in the field of education. I’m an administrator at Asbury University in Central Kentucky,” he said. “Anything to do with reading or education or learning is a really good cause.”

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Third-grader Shian Southerland launches a kickball at the plate during Field Day activities on the final day of classes for students at Campbell Ridge Elementary School Wednesday, May 23. CHRIS MAYHEW/THE

Campbell Ridge Elementary School third-grader Tyler Cobb, far right, picks up and passes a kickball back to a teammate during Field Day activities on the final day of classes for students at Campbell Ridge Elementary School Wednesday, May 23. CHRIS MAYHEW/THE COMMUNITY

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“She gave the ultimate wife endorsement,” he said. “(And said) ‘this isn’t half bad.’” After sending it to 30 publishers, three were interested in the story; Robinson’s writing career took off. His political thrillers are a series that follows Richard Thompson, a protagonist who starts out his career as a councilman in Ludlow, to Washington, D.C. The location isn’t the only Northern Kentucky tie to his series, though. Other prominent Kenton County locations and figures make appearances too.

years trying to write a comingof-age novel about his youth, he said from Robinson a seat at Brewberry Coffee Company, where he occasionally comes to write. It didn’t work out. But it only took him 30 days to crank out 150 pages about other subjects near and dear to him: law, politics and life in Northern Kentucky. Robinson gave a copy to his wife, to see what she thought.

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State approves $54 million for Ky. 536 By Chris Mayhew cmayhew@nky.com

ALEXANDRIA The idea of an east-to-west highway linking southern Campbell, Kenton and Boone counties together to Interstate-75, more than a decade in the works, now has financial backing. The Kentucky General Assembly authorized $54 million this spring to buy land for the right-of-way to improve or extend Ky. 536 in portions of Boone, Kenton and Campbell counties as part of the state’s sixyear road plan. For Campbell County, the plan authorizes the spending of $11 million in 2014 for the purchase of land for an extension of Ky. 536 from U.S. 27 to the AA Highway, said Nancy Wood, spokesperson for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s District Six of the Department of Highways. Funding for the purchases of right-of-way for Ky. 536 in Boone and Kenton counties will be available for the state to spend after July 1 this year, Wood said. The district is still waiting for the authorization of an additional $1.4 million to do redesign work of the Ky. 536 extension and make the overall project cost more reasonable, she said. “It’s too costly the way it

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ply a local road, but the highest and best thing that it offers is a connection all the way over to the expressway in particular,” Pendery said. “And for that to happen you need to spend money in Kenton County.” In Campbell County, there is already a complete section of Ky. 536 from the Licking River up to U.S. 27, Pendery said. “It’s a nice road, but it isn’t a divided highway,” he said. The section of Ky. 536 between the Licking River and U.S. 27 is what the county wants, and is similar to what is now planned for the entire length of the roadway, Pendery said. “We don’t want an interstate, because that cuts your community in half,” he said. The state funding money for the purchase of land is a clear signal the idea for Ky. 536 will become reality. Pendery said plans for Ky. 536 have been talked about as an idea for more than 14 years, and before he took office as judge-executive after being elected for the first time in 1998. Campbell County Administrator Robert Horine said he has gotten the impression from state legislators funding for Ky. 536 has been approved because they realize it is a regional project. “It will create an eastwest link that is sorely lacking right now,” Horine said.

is now to construct, so that’s why they’re redesigning it to make some tweaks to make it cost effective so we can move forward on it,” Wood said. Some of the construction costs, including the costs for reconstructing some of the side roads that intersect with the planned extension will be taken out in the redesign in order to focus just on the corridor, she said. It will still be until 2014 before right-of-way acquisition will begin in Campbell County, she said. The process of right-ofway acquisition in Boone County and Kenton County is expected to begin in fall 2012, she said. Funding of $21 million has been authorized for Ky. 536 in Boone County from Old Hathaway in Union to I-75, Wood said. And funding of $22 million has been authorized for a second phase of Ky. 536, from the railroad (Cincinnati Southern Railway) overpass near U.S. 25 to Ky. 17 in Independence, she said. There will be informational meetings scheduled, probably for fall 2013, for people the state will be buying property from in Boone and Kenton counties, Wood said. Campbell County Judge-executive Steve Pendery said it is a wonderful thing there is money for Boone and Kenton counties as well. “There is utility to be had out of the road as sim-

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CAMPBELL COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL COMMENCEMENT Campbell County High School held its 101st commencement ceremony Thursday, May 24 at the Bank of Kentucky Center.

Salutatorian Christina Ann Heilman switches the tassle on her hat after receiving her diploma. AMANDA JOERING

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From left: Teddy Sinclair of California, Michael Lewis of Alexandria, Sean Layne of Alexandria and Chris Joering of Crestview joke around while waiting for their graduation ceremony to begin. AMANDA JOERING ALLEY/COMMUNITY R

Alexandria residents Tori Lyle (left) and Ashley Fields help eachother get ready for their graduation ceremony. AMANDA JOERING ALLEY/COMMUNITY R

Alexandria resident Tyler Crowder checks out his diploma during the ceremony. AMANDA JOERING ALLEY/COMMUNITY R

Alexandria residents Tiffany Gulley and Maria Bessler walk towards the Bank of Kentucky center for their graduation ceremony from Campbell County High School Thursday, May 24. AMANDA JOERING ALLEY/COMMUNITY R

Mickaela Cooper of California helps Elizabeth Cryer fix her hat before the ceremony begins. AMANDA JOERING ALLEY/COMMUNITY R

Soon-to-be graduate Lydia Clark makes the opening remarks at the graduation. AMANDA JOERING ALLEY/COMMUNITY R


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HIGH SCHOOL | YOUTH | RECREATIONAL

Pitching, defense key to current success By James Weber jweber@nky.com

ALEXANDRIA — The Bishop Brossart baseball team beat Scott 7-6 in the 37th District final May 23. Brossart took a 23-12 record into the 10th Region Tournament semifinals Tuesday after Recorder print deadlines. In the quarterfinals, Brossart beat Mason County 10-4 Monday. Tanner Norton had a double and a home run. Jared Hahn drove in two runs with a triple. Senior Jesse Orth notched his second postseason win in five days after claiming the victory in the 37th District final. Zach Fardo had a key two-run triple.

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Brossart wins 37th District The regional final was set for Wednesday, May 30, at Montgomery County. The winner plays in the state tournament beginning June 4 in Lexington. “Pitching and our defense has been pretty solid to this point,” said head coach Ron Verst. “When we play defense we can stay in ball games.” Orth and Norton had big games against Scott in the district final. Orth pitched six scoreless innings before the Eagles rallied with six runs in the seventh inning. Norton drove in three runs with a pair of doubles in the game. “Jesse pitched a great game there and continued that performance against Mason, pitching into the seventh inning,” Verst

ALEXANDRIA PRESS PREPS HIGHLIGHTS By James Weber jweber@nky.com

This Week’s MVP

» Brossart senior Jesse Orth for pitching the Mustangs to the win in the 37th District final.

Freedom Trail

» The Florence Freedom baseball team is 4-5 through May 27. The team hosts Normal (Ill.) June 1-3 and River City June 5-7. Chris Curley has two home runs and nine RBI in the early going. Eddie Rodriguez is hitting .300. Maxx Catapano has a 1.20 ERA in two starts and Alex Lewis 2.84. Brossart senior Jesse Orth pitches to Scott. Brossart beat Scott 7-6 in the 37th District final May 23 at Scott High School in Taylor Mill. JAMES WEBER/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

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» Dixie Heights High School will host the annual Senior Cup soccer match featuring this year’s top graduating seniors from six counties within Northern Kentucky at 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 5. The West squad will led by first-year Dixie Heights Coach Denny McCaughey. Coach McCaughey said, “I’m new to the area and am thrilled for this opportunity to host the Senior Cup at Dixie Heights and to coach these seniors as a final salute to their high school soccer careers. We plan to make this a bigger event every year to reward the area’s top players.” Schools and players include: Boone County-Black, Ordu, Roof; Conner-Johnan, Siekman, Stacy; CooperHollifield, Kippler, Molen; Covington Catholic-Cooney, Talkers; Dixie HeightsCrone, Feltner, Schmidt; Gallatin County-Chase Hartke, Collin Hartke, Morris; Pendleton CountyBrinkman; Ryle-Poehlman, Willoughby; Scott-Hillman, Marshall, Mettens, Schneider, Wagner; St. Henry-Svec; Simon Kenton-Cagle, Dalton; Villa Madonna-Kurzendorfer, Weickgenannt; Walton Verona-Hargett, Lussi Dixie Heights will also host this year’s Soccerama Aug. 3-5. Soccerama is the annual kickoff to the soccer season and will feature more than 20 high school men’s teams in Northern Kentucky.

LaRosa’s MVP

Bishop Brossart pitcher Karlie Shackelford, left, and Erica Riedeman battle each other for a fly ball during a March 19 game. TONY TRIBBLE/FOR THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

Mustangs continue district domination

Brossart beats Camels to win 11th district title in 14 years By James Weber jweber@nky.com

ALEXANDRIA — Bishop Brossart softball continues to beat all competition in the 37th District. Brossart defeated Campbell County 4-2 at Campbell County to win its 11th District Championship in the last 14 years. The Camels had one of their

best efforts against the Mustangs in recent years. This year the Camels had already lost 12-4 to the Mustangs. “We weren’t patient on waiting on the pitch,” said head coach Tom Baynum in a school release. “However in the end we found a way to win and get the job done. I’m proud of our team for taking advantage of some sit-

uations and playing solid defense when it counted.” Allie Anstead got things rolling for Brossart in the second inning with a double, and she eventually raced home on a wild pitch. In the third she followed Maria Greis’ single with another double. A Karlie Shackelford shot up the middle made it 3-0 where it remained until the sixth

inning. Campbell got on the scoreboard with a wild pitch and it became 3-1. Maria Greis scored with the help of Camel errors to make it 4-1. Brossart’s freshman pitcher Shackelford handcuffed the Camels to just four hits and earned a spot on the all-tournaSee SOFTBALL, Page A7

» Newport Central Catholic senior Aubrey Muench was the LaRosa’s MVP of the Week for May 22. Muench is a three-sport all-star, earning 12 varsity letters in her great career. She has been part of 10 Kentucky state championships in track and basketball. In track, Aubrey so far has been part of nine Kentucky state championships (six state title relay teams and three overall team state titles). She has been named first-team all-state nine times in four different track events. In soccer this season she had 13 goals, two assists and 28 points and twice has been named first-team all-NKY and first-team all-state. In basketball, Aubrey was a NKY all-star on three straight district championship teams. Her junior year she was on the Kentucky state championship team that won the All “A” state tournament. An academic all-state student for four years in three sports, Aubrey will continue her soccer career next season at the University of Louisville.


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National wrestling wins Northern Kentucky had a huge showing for the Commonwealth of Kentucky at the National Wrestling Coaches Association National Duals recently. The state of Kentucky finished in third place, upsetting the No. 1-seed Colorado along the way. The team had two lineups that competed and both were very successful. Simon Kenton had three participants in Kevin Cooper, Joey Parrott, and Hiero Chamblee. Campbell County had four in Sean Fausz, Stephen Myers, Austin Meyers, and Paul Hamilton. Walton also had three with Logan Jones, Lane Jones, and Clay Brown.

Participating in the National Wrestling Coaches Association National Duals were, from left: Paul Hamilton (Campbell County), Kevin Cooper (Simon Kenton), and Wyatt Courtney (Woodford County). THANKS TO NATHAN GILBERT

By Nick Dudukovich ndudukovich@communitypress.com

An official Cincinnati Reds baseball and softball camp for boys and girls ages 6-14 will be 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday-Friday June 4-8 at Florence Freedom park. The five-day camp includes 30 hours of instruction, a full Reds uniform (jersey, pants, hat and belt), four tickets to a 2012 Reds game and a graduation certificate commemorating attendance at the inaugural season of the Cincinnati Reds Baseball and Softball Camps. During camp, participants will visit the Great American Ball Park for a VIP behind-the-scenes tour. To sign up or for pricing and details, visit www.reds.com/ camps or call 1-855-846-7337.

NCC girls volleyball camp Newport Central Catholic will host a volleyball camp for sixth-

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sixth win of the season. Conner Verst got the final out of the game with the bases loaded. Fardo drove in a run, as did Bobby Roderick, Corey Kramer, Trevor Bezold and Tanner Norton. Campbell finished 12-20 on the season. » Bellevue lost 15-6 to Newport in the 36th District quarterfinals. Bellevue finished 14-22 but was co-champions in the NKAC Division III. » Dayton lost 22-0 to

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said. “Tanner has been hitting the ball very well lately. He jump-started us against Mason. “ Brossart beat Campbell County 5-1 in the semifinals, avenging a regularseason loss. Senior Zach Fardo had a strong pitching performance, shutting out the Camels until the seventh inning to pick up his

Coffey (Highlands), Taylor Tyler (Newport), Katlyn Hoeh (Newport), Paige Immegart and Burkhart (NewCath). NewCath beat Highlands 8-2 in the semifinal. Highlands finished 10-19. Newport beat Dayton in the semifinals to end Dayton’s year at 10-14. Bellevue forfeited its quarterfinal game to Newport May 22 and finished 9-7. Follow James on Twitter @RecorderWeber.

NewCath in the semifinals. Dayton finished 8-15. » Newport lost 12-1 to in the 36th District semifinals. Newport finished 721. » Silver Grove lost 17-0 to Scott in the 37th District semifinals. The Big Trains finished with three wins on the season, with the third one coming May 21 when SG beat Calvary 5-0 in the quarterfinals to avenge an earlier loss.

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Northern Kentucky University’s Emily Schwaeble (Colerain) is the fifth pitcher in school history to win 20 games. THANKS TO NKU ATHLETICS

track of her college career. “Every single weekend we’ve played here, my entire family comes down," Schwaeble said. “It’s nice being so close; some girls don’t get to see their families much.” Moving on up: NKU will compete at the Division I level starting this fall. The change in division is bittersweet for Schwaeble, because of an NCAA rule that will prohibit the Norse from competing in the postseason next spring. “For my senior year it will be something new to experience,” she said. “There’s no postseason like this year, but I think it will be kind of cool. Especially the schools we’ll play down south. It’s kind of a whole different thing to be part of Division I.” Game change: While Schwaeble was dominant at Colerain, notching more than 1,000 strikeouts, she knew the competition in college would be tougher. As a pitcher, Schwaeble began focusing on move-

ment and location, rather than speed. This season, in particular, Schwaeble had been extra attentive to her mechanics and putting spin on the ball. “Speed helps, but if you just have speed, girls will hit it out of the park all day long,” she said. Super Regionals: While Schwaeble is appreciative of individual awards, she’s a player who puts team first. Her commitment helped the Norse to a 38-19 record and an appearance in the NCAA Division II Super Regional round—where the squad eventually lost to St. Joseph’s. Despite the loss, reaching this round was a dream come true for Schwaeble. Every year, she watches Division I teams compete in their respective Super Regional series. “I always thought how cool it would be to be in those girls’ spots…” she said. “It’s awesome to be a part of…most teams don’t to do it. It’s pretty sweet.”

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36th District final at Newport May 24. Both teams will play in the Ninth Region tourney Loren Zimmerman had an RBI single and Taylor Burkhart a run-scoring double for NewCath’s two RBI. NCC scored its first run on an error. Katlyn Hoeh had two of Newport’s six hits. Meghan Millard of NewCath was named Most Valuable Player. Named to the all-tournament team were Felicia Watts (Dayton), Maddie Blevins (Bellevue), Haley

ment team. She was joined on the all-tourney team by sophomore Shannon Kremer and sophomore Allie Anstead. Brossart improves to 25-12 while Campbell falls to 9-13. Both teams advanced to the 10th Region tournament. » Freshman Sarah Neace scattered six hits as Newport Central Catholic blanked Newport, 3-0 in a

NKU softball pitcher mows down competition HIGHLAND HEIGHTS In an interview during her senior season at Colerain High School, a writer asked Emily Schwaeble about the goals she’d set for college. For the softball standout, the answer was easy: Set records. By posting a 24-8 record for the Northern Kentucky University Norse, Schwaeble did just that, becoming the fifth 20-game winner in school history, according to the NKU Athletics’ website. “…Last year I didn’t pitch as much, but this year I knew I wanted to come out strong,” the NKU junior said. “Finally getting there and doing good things has been rewarding for myself…It’s nice to get my name up there.” The former Greater Miami Conference Athlete of the Year is no stranger to accolades. She was recently honored as part of the NCAA Division II All-Midwest Region team. She was named first-team All-Great Lakes Valley Conference for the second consecutive season. For the 2012 campaign, Schwaeble posted a 2.23 ERA and struck out a career-high 279 batters. Her most important win of the year came May 6, when she held Illionis Springfield to three runs as the Norse advanced to the Division II Super Regionals. At the plate, Schwaeble has been equally dominant. She’s hit .311 with 12 home runs and 37 RBI. Home-field advantage: Colerain High School sits just 20 miles north of NKU. The proximity of her hometown has enabled friends and family to keep

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to eighth-grade girls June 4-7. For a registration form, visit www.ncchsc.om or stop by the school office.

NCC football camp Newport Central Catholic will host its second Gridiron Football Camp for grades 3-8 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 18-20. The three-day football camp will be taught by NCC varsity, JV, freshman and junior high coaches with help from current NCC varsity football players. Camp features include drill work and challenges, seven-on-seven, and a guest speaker. The cost is $75 per camper if registered by June 1; after, $90. Family discounts are available. To register, call Eddie Eviston at 859-292-0001.

Town & Country camps Town & Country Sports & Health Club in Wilder will offer

summer camp programming for children ages 3 to 12. Camps include full- and half-day Adventure Camps, Tiny Tots Adventure Camp, and a variety of sports camps, including Kings Soccer Academy, volleyball, Kings Basketball Academy and karate. Camps start the week of June 4. To register online, visit www.towncountrysports.com or call 859-442-5800.

The following is a list of camps at Thomas More College : » Baseball – 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 4-7 and July 9-12; ages 6-14. The cost is $110 per player or $80 per player if five or more players from the same team register. Contact Jeff Hetzer at jeff.hetzer@ thomasmore.edu or 859344-3532. » Girls basketball – 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 25-28 and July 16-19; ages 7-18. If registered before May 25, the cost is $90 per player; after May 25, cost is $100. Contact Jeff Hans at jeff.hans@ thomasmore.edu or 859-344-3336. » Boys basketball – Juniors: 9 a.m. to noon June 18-21 and

tered before June 10, cost is $70 per player; after, $80. Contact Jeff Cummings at jeff.cummings@ thomasmore.edu or 859-344-4053. » Softball – 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 4-7. Cost is $90 per player. Contact Lindsay Bramhall at lindsay.bramhall@ thomasmore.edu or 859-3443628. » Volleyball – 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 11-14 and July 9-12; ages 6-14 for both sessions. Cost is $90 per player. Campers can opt for half-day camps at a rate of $45. Contact John Spinney at john.spinney@ thomasmore.edu or 859-344-3634.

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July 23-26; ages 4-8. The cost for junior campers is $60 per player. Seniors: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 18-21 and July 23-26; ages 9-18. Cost for senior is $110. Contact Jeff Rogers at jeff.rogers@ thomasmore.edu or 859-3443630. » Football – 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 25-27; ages 6-13. If registered before June 1, the cost is $110/player; after June 1, $135. If there are conflicts, players can pay a $45 per day fee and only participate on the day(s) able. Contact Jim Hilvert at james.hilvert@ thomasmore.edu or 859-344-3516. » Soccer – 9 a.m. to noon July 16-19; ages 5-13. If regis-

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Fort Thomas native starts Bike & Build trek

This summer myself and 26 other young adults are setting off on a cross country cycling adventure. We will be pedaling from Jacksonville, Fla., to Monterey, Calif. The trip will take 2.5 months because along the way we will be stopping to build affordJessie Modrall able housing with organiCOMMUNITY RECORDER GUEST zations like COLUMNIST Habitat for Humanity. Orientation began Wednesday, May 16, with several presentations informing us of just what a typical day might entail. Thursday, as we will do most days on the Bike & Build trek, we woke up at 6 a.m. and packed all of our belongings into our 20-gallon storage bins. A tight squeeze for everything I'll need for the next few months including a sleeping bag. The storage bins will be carried in a chase van and trailer. After breakfast we headed out for a short 15-mile ride known as A Shakedown Ride intended to get riders acclimated to riding with one another and using the hand and voice commands necessary to be safe on the road. It's a very calming feeling to know that 26 other pairs of eyes are out there looking and seeing thing you may have missed. Though it rained hard for about half of the ride it was a refreshing change from the heat and humidity. Friday was a build day. We split up into three groups and headed to three separate build sites with Habitat for Humanity-Beaches Chapter. In less than eight hours we were able to ac-

complish an incredible amount. I even learned to use a power drill and put up soffit! Saturday, the 19th, was our first official ride as we set off across the country. We started the morning with a wheel dipping ceremony in which we dipped the back wheel of our bikes into the Atlantic ocean signifying the official start of our journey. When we reach the Pacific Ocean we will do the same with our front wheel to complete our journey. Today’s 35-mile ride was short compared to what we will soon experience. But, the scenery was beautiful and much of our route today was along the beach. We were able to score a free carousel ride as well as free entrance to the Fountain of Youth in St. Augustine, Florida. We even drank from the Fountain and I definitely look at least 10 years younger! Tomorrow is another short ride. And hopefully another beautiful day. Everyone has showered us with kindness and it is incredible to see people we meet get so excited about what we're spending our summer doing. There is a term within Bike & Build called “donation magic”... a term used for the effect of what happens when riders explain the cause to businesses and are able to get donations of free product, especially food. This helps cut down on extra costs so we can donate more money to affordable housing!

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Jessie Modrall at the beach in Jacksonville, Fla., just after the Wheel Dip ceremony, and right before the 26 riders began their 4,000 mile journey towards California.

Jessie Modrall is a 22-year-old native of Fort Thomas. Follow her blog at: jessiebikestheus@blogspot.com.

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Preventing elder abuse We, “boomers” are also called the “sandwich” generation. Our children left for college only to return with degree in hand and then take up residency in our basements. Then we noticed that suddenly our parents have gotten old overKen Rechtin night and they require more COMMUNITY RECORDER GUEST care and supCOLUMNIST port than we ever expected. We have become primary caregivers, giving support to both our children and our parents. We are in the middle, the “sandwich.” And we are getting older as well! It is difficult for us to juggle all of this as well as continuing to function effectively in

our jobs. So, we often employ others to give mom or dad the care and support that they need. We may hire a home health care provider to visit our mom or dad weekly to help with personal care. We may hire a home cleaning agency to help with light housekeeping. Or maybe a relative volunteers to help with mom or dad’s care. But what starts out as a solution to meeting mom’s and dad’s care needs can change into something else. No one, neither voluntary nor a paid caregiver ever begins this caregiving relationship with the intent to abuse or exploit mom or dad. But, it does happen. Senior Services of Northern Kentucky frequently receives calls claiming financial exploitation, neglect and physical or emotional abuse of the elderly. Elder abuse is an under-recog-

nized problem with devastating and life-threatening consequences. No community or country in the world is immune from this problem. It is surprising to learn that: » 7.6 percent of seniors report that they have been abused, neglected or exploited within the last twelve months! This rate equals the US rate of coronary heart disease. » In 2010, Kentucky received more than 13,000 reports of abuse for persons 60 or older. » There are up to four times more elder abuse victims than child abuse victims. » Elder abuse is under-reported: only one in 23.5 cases is ever reported (only one in 44 financial exploitation cases). » The abuse typically occurs in the older persons’ own homes rather than in nursing homes. » The perpetrator, the abuser is usually a family member, a

caregiver or a trusted advisor.

What you can do

» Learn to recognize the signs of self-neglect, caregiver neglect, physical abuse, emotional abuse and financial abuse. http://chfs.ky.gov/dcbs/dpp/eaa/ » Volunteer your time to be a friendly visitor to a nursing home resident or to a homebound senior in your neighborhood. Call SSNK at 859-2927953 to volunteer! » Provide a respite break for a caregiver you know. Call SSNK to volunteer. » Be a good neighbor – Get to know your neighbors. » Remember the 3 R’s – Recognize, Respond and Report.

June 15th is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

Not only is reporting suspected abuse the right thing to do, the State of Kentucky is a man-

datory reporting state. This means that if you suspect elder abuse you are legally required to report it. You can report elder abuse at the 24 hour hotline 1-800-752-6200. Calls can be made anonymously. If you find this article helpful and have suggestions about other topics, I would appreciate it if you let me know at 859-2927971 or email me at krechtin@seniorservicesnky.org or write to me at SSNK, 1032 Madison Avenue, Covington, Kentucky 41011. Ken Rechtin is the Interim Executive Director of Senior Services of Northern Kentucky. Senior Services of Northern Kentucky is a 501c3 not for profit serving the needs of the Northern Kentucky aging population for 50 years. Ken is also a Campbell County Commissioner and one of the “Baby Boomers” (He is 61.5 years old!).

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Trash pick-up program reveals clean streets

The Senior Class of Silver Grove High School participated in the Trash for Cash cleanup program on May12th. We picked up litter on Mary Ingles Hwy. between the Interstate 275 bridge and just past the convent in Melbourne.

We were pleasantly surprised to see that this stretch of highway was relatively clean. We have cleaned other routes before and found a lot more trash. So keep up the good work residents of Silver Grove! Marcus Kidwell Senior at Silver Grove School

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Trash For Cash a winning program

A total of10 scouts and parents turned out for another successful year for Trash for Cash and Boy Scout Troop 75. The Trash for Cash program has become a yearly event utilized by Troop 75 to educated the scouts on the impor-

tance of recycling and the negative consequences of liter. In addition to the educational benefit, the Trash for Cash Program has also allowed the Troop to emphasize the importance of community involvement and good citizenship while allowing the scouts an opportunity to earn money to-

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Megan Gessner gets out of the pool at the Fort Thomas Swim Club. AMANDA JOERING ALLEY/COMMUNITY R

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SUMMER SEASON By Amanda Joering Alley ajoering@nky.com

Adam Weyer (left) and Will Griffith get ready for fun in the sun by putting on sunscreen at the opening day of the Fort Thomas swim Club Saturday, May 26. AMANDA JOERING ALLEY/COMMUNITY R

The Fort Thomas Swim Club has opened its gates for yet another summer of fun in the sun. On opening day Saturday, May 25, several of the club’s hundreds of members came to the James Avenue pool. The Fort Thomas Swim Club, home of the Fort Thomas Sharks swim team, opened in 1960 and has 550 bonds, which are individual and family memberships. The waiting list for membership to the club has reached more than 480 people, with the wait expected to be 8-10 years for those put on the list now.

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THINGS TO DO IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD FRIDAY, JUNE 1 Dance Classes Belly Dance A-Z with Maali Shaker, 8:30-9:30 p.m., Locomotion on the Levee, 1 Levee Way, Beginner dancers follow Maali’s class progression to develop beautiful and fluid exotic belly dance moves. Intermediate and advanced dancers shown layering, spins, turns and arm techniques to improve their dance. $12. Through Dec. 14. 859-261-5770; www.cincinnatibellydance.com/maalishaker. Newport.

Dining Events Local Band, Brew and BBQ, 7-9:30 p.m., BB Riverboats Newport Landing, 101 Riverboat Row, Includes tasting of Christian Moerlein’s premium brands. Member of Christian Moerlein team talks about history of brewery and principles of their beer. Includes buffet featuring barbecue chicken, brisket and pulled pork. Music by local band. $39.95. Presented by BB Riverboats. 859-261-8500; www.bbriverboats.com. Newport.

Drink Tastings Wine Tasting, 5-9 p.m., StoneBrook Winery, 6570 Vineyard Lane, Stonebrook is on the Northern Kentucky Back Roads Wine Trail. Pick up passport at one of five wineries and get it validated at each winery for a gift. Five for $5 on Saturday and Sundays. $2.50 Friday: two free wineglasses with case purchase. Family friendly. 859-635-0111; www.stonebrookwinery.com. Camp Springs.

Music - Blues Pete Dressman, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., Raniero’s, 28 Martha Layne Collins Blvd., Free. 859-442-7437; www.ranierospizzeria.com. Cold Spring.

Music - Jazz Eddie Brookshire Quintet, 8 p.m. Doors open 7 p.m., The Thompson House, 24 E. Third St., $10. 859-261-7469. Newport.

Music - Latin York St. Cafe First Fridays, 9 p.m., York St. Cafe, 738 York St., Salsa dance instruction provided. Music by Azucar Tumbao. $10, $5 advance. 859-261-9675; www.azucartumbao.com. Newport.

On Stage - Theater You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown, 8-10 p.m., Monmouth Theatre, 636 Monmouth St., Third production in Give Back series. Produced as fund-raising effort for Project Linus. $18, $15 students and seniors. Presented by Falcon Theater. 513-479-6783; www.falcontheater.net. Newport. Avenue Q, 8-10 p.m., Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center, 1028 Scott Blvd., Otto M. Budig Theater. Laugh-out-loud musical tells timeless story of recent college grad named Princeton who moves into a shabby New York apartment. There, he meets Kate (the girl next door), Rod (the Republican), Trekkie (the Internet sexpert), Lucy the Slut and other colorful types who help him finally discover his purpose in life. Ages 18 and up. $18.50$20.50. Presented by Showbiz Players Inc.. Through June 10. 859-957-1940; www.showbizplayers.com. Covington.

The opening reception for the "Funny Mirrors" exhibit at the Artisan's Enterprise Center will be 6-10 p.m. Friday, June 1. The exhibit will run through July 6. Admission is free. For more information visit www.covingtonarts.com. Pictured is Jeff Casto's "New Eden." THANKS TO JEFF CASTO

www.facebook.com/TheThompsonHouseShootingGallery. Newport.

Drink Tastings

The 16th annual East Row Garden Walk will be Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 2-3, in Newport's East Row Historic District. Visit www.eastrowgardenclub.org for information. Pictured is the entrance of one of the eight gardens featured. THANKS TO BRUCE MURRAY

Wine Tasting, 1-6 p.m., StoneBrook Winery, 859-635-0111; www.stonebrookwinery.com. Camp Springs.

Garden Shows East Row Garden Walk, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Watertower Square, Sixth and Washington streets, Parking lot. Features 10 urban gardens and complimentary plant list. Owners and gardeners available to answer questions. Vendors market at square. Benefits St. Paul’s Episcopal Church Food Pantry, Newport. $15, free ages 12 and under. Presented by East Row Garden Club. 513-205-7897; www.eastrowgardenclub.org. Newport.

ABOUT CALENDAR To submit calendar items, go to www.NKY.com and click on “Share!” Send digital photos to life@communitypress.com along with event information. Items are printed on a space-available basis with local events taking precedence. Deadline is two weeks before publication date. To find more calendar events, go to www.NKY.com and choose from a menu of items in the Entertainment section on the main page. Impaired. 859-640-0769; www.cincyblind.org. Crestview Hills.

Literary - Libraries Dream Big: Summer Reading Kickoff, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Cold Spring Branch Library, 3920 Alexandria Pike, Free. Presented by Campbell County Public Library. 859-781-6166; www.ccpl.org. Cold Spring. Dream Big: Summer Reading Kickoff, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Fort Thomas-Carrico Branch Library, 1000 Highland Ave., Free. Presented by Campbell County Public Library. 859-572-5033; www.cc-pl.org. Fort Thomas. Dream Big: Summer Reading Kickoff, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Newport Branch Library, 901 E. Sixth St., Free. Presented by Campbell County Public Library. 859-5725035. Newport.

Literary - Signings Judy Burris and Wayne Richards, 3:30-5:30 p.m., Blue Marble Books, 1356 S. Fort Thomas Ave., Great Green Room. Signing and discussing “Life Cycles of Butterflies” and “Secret Lives of Backyard Bugs.”. Family friendly. Free. 859-781-0602. Fort Thomas.

Music - Classic Rock Summer Reading Kickoff Concert: Amnesia Lane, noon, Newport Branch Library, 901 E. Sixth St., Free. Presented by Campbell County Public Library. 859-572-5035. Newport. Johnny Fink and the Intrusions, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., Raniero’s, 28 Martha Layne Collins Blvd., 859-442-7437; www.ranierospizzeria.com. Cold Spring.

TUESDAY, JUNE 5 Clubs & Organizations Baker Hunt Art and Cultural Center's Movement & Freeform Dance will be 12:30-1:30 p.m. Saturday, June 3. The event will be held Saturdays through Aug. 26. Suggested donation $2. Visit www.bakerhunt.org. Pictured is Julie Peace of Covington. THANKS TO ROSEMARY TOPIE You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown, 8-10 p.m., Monmouth Theatre, $18, $15 students and seniors. 513-479-6783; www.falcontheater.net. Newport.

Recreation Open Paintball Games, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Diehard Paintball, 4936 Mary Ingles Highway, Play on a total of four fields, plus target range. All ages and levels during open games and groups according to skill set. Includes field pass, paint, rental equipment and unlimited CO2. Experienced players can bring their own gear and play on the PSP Air Ball field. Rain or shine. $39 per player. 859-781-7486; www.diehardpaintball.com. Campbell County.

SUNDAY, JUNE 3 Drink Tastings Wine Tasting, 1-6 p.m., StoneBrook Winery, 859-635-0111; www.stonebrookwinery.com. Camp Springs.

Festivals

Cincinnati Metal and Hardcore Fest II, 3 p.m. Sea of Treachery Reunion Show., The Thompson House, 24 E. Third St., $25 two-day pass, $15 one-day pass. 859-261-7469. Newport.

German Day Weekend, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Music by Gebhard Erler and the Sonnenschein Duo., Hofbrauhaus, 200 E. Third St., German music, food and raffles. Free. Presented by German-American Citizens League of Greater Cincinnati. 513-574-1741. Newport.

Music - Jazz

Garden Shows East Row Garden Walk, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Watertower Square, $15, free ages 12 and under. 513-205-7897; www.eastrowgardenclub.org. Newport.

SATURDAY, JUNE 2

Summer Reading Kickoff Concert: The Faux Frenchmen, noon, Fort Thomas-Carrico Branch Library, 1000 Highland Ave., Gypsy jazz music. Free. Presented by Campbell County Public Library. 859-572-5033; www.cc-pl.org. Fort Thomas.

Art Openings

Music - World

Reconstruction, 8 p.m.-midnight, The Thompson House, 24 E. Third St., Top Floor. Grand opening of Thompson House Shooting Gallery. Works by Marc Lincewicz, Cedric Cox, Evan Hildebrandt and Maxwell Redder. Free. Presented by The Thompson House Shooting Gallery. 859-261-7469;

Summer Reading Kickoff Concert: Lagniappe, noon-2 p.m., Cold Spring Branch Library, 3920 Alexandria Pike, Cajun/ New Orleans jazz/gypsy music. Free. Presented by Campbell County Public Library. 859-7816166; www.cc-pl.org. Cold Spring.

Sports-Registrations & Tryouts Lil Strikers Learn to Play Soccer Instruction Registration, 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Sports of All Sorts Mt. Zion, 10094 Investment/Demia Way, Program designed to introduce game of soccer to children. Focus is on all components introducing the game of soccer. Ages 4-6. Family friendly. $95. Registration required. Presented by Sports of All Sorts Youth Association. Through June 3. 859-760-7466. Union.

Music - Concerts

On Stage - Theater

Music - Concerts Cincinnati Metal and Hardcore Fest II, 3 p.m. The Plot In You, For All I am, Erra, My Ticket Home and others., The Thompson House, $25 two-day pass, $15 one-day pass. 859-261-7469. Newport.

On Stage - Theater You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown, 2-4 p.m., Monmouth Theatre, $18, $15 students and seniors. 513-479-6783; www.falcontheater.net. Newport.

Pets Pits Rock Northern Kentucky Fun Walk, 4:15-5 p.m., Tractor Supply Co., 5895 Centennial Circle, Open to responsible pit bull owners willing to walk their well-behaved pit bulls together in public parks to show positive side of the breed. Free. Presented by Pawzitive Petz Rescue. Through Oct. 28. 859-746-1661. Florence.

Recreation Cross the Bridge for Life, 1:30-4 p.m., World Peace Bell Center, 425 York St., Bagpipers from Ancient Order of Hibernians lead group walk across Purple People Bridge. In celebration of sanctity of human life. Event ends back at World Peace Bell for picnic and face painting for children. With music by Lee Roessler Band. Free. Presented by Cross the Bridge for Life Coalition. 859392-1545; crossthebridgeforlife.com. Newport.

Special Events Your Bridal Show and Sale, 10-5 p.m. Hosted by Sheree Paolello, Channel 5 WLWT-TV News Anchor., Northern Kentucky Convention Center, 1 W. RiverCenter Blvd., Exhibitions, vendors and sales. Fashion shows presented by David’s Bridal and Romualdo Formalwear. Benefits Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. $8. Presented by Plus 2 Productions. 513-231-3052; www.yourbridalshow.com. Covington.

Monday, June 4 Recreation Visions Charity Golf Classic, 1-8 p.m., Summit Hills Country Club, 236 Dudley Road, Benefits Cincinnati Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired and The Foundation Fighting Blindness’ cutting-edge research efforts into preventions, treatments and cures for visionrobbing retinal degenerative diseases. 1 p.m. shotgun start. $125. Registration required. Presented by Cincinnati Association for the Blind and Visually

Triangle Toastmasters Meeting, 7-8:30 p.m., Campbell County Fiscal Court, 1098 Monmouth St., Become a confident, more effective speaker. Family friendly. Free. Presented by Triangle Toastmasters. Through Feb. 19. 859-652-3348; triangle.toastmastersclubs.org. Newport.

Literary - Crafts The Great Lego Challenge, 6-8 p.m., Cold Spring Branch Library, 3920 Alexandria Pike, Compete in 10-, 15- and 25-minute Lego challenges and vote on the most imaginative creations. All supplies provided. Ages 11-18. Free. Reservations required. Presented by Campbell County Public Library. 859-781-6166; www.ccpl.org. Cold Spring.

Music - Acoustic Bob Crawford, 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m., Bar Louie, Newport on the Levee, Acoustic covers of popular rock music. Ages 21 and up. Free. 859-291-4222; Facebook.com/BobCrawfordMusic. Newport.

Wednesday, June 6 Business Meetings Campbell County Rotary Meeting, noon-1 p.m., Highland Country Club, 931 Alexandria Pike, Weekly meetings include presentations for local organizations and discussions on how to provide service to those in Campbell County and beyond. Family friendly. Free. Presented by Campbell County Rotary Club. Through Dec. 26. 859-635-5088. Fort Thomas.

Clubs & Organizations Cincy Sightseers, 7 p.m., Brothers Bar & Grill, 1 Levee Way, Suite 2126, Newport on the Levee, Jewish young professionals ages 21-35 ride in own private Duck while they explore landmarks and history about city and Ohio River. Meet at outdoor patio. First drink included. Ages 21 and up. Free. Registration required. Presented by Access: Social Events for Jewish Young Professionals Ages 21-35. 513373-0300; jypaccess.org. Newport.

Karaoke and Open Mic Always a Star Karaoke, 8-11 p.m., Raniero’s, 28 Martha Layne Collins Blvd., 859-442-7437; www.ranierospizzeria.com. Cold Spring.

Music - Rock Birdbrain Crash, 10 p.m.-1 a.m., Sidebar, 322 Greenup St., Country/rock music. Ages 21 and up. Free. 859-431-3456. Covington.

On Stage - Theater Plaza Suite, 8 p.m., NKU Corbett Auditorium, Nunn Drive, Neil Simon’s comedy about three couples who occupy the same suite at the Plaza Hotel. Dinner beings 1 1/2 hours before show. $30. Presented by Commonwealth Theatre Company. Through June 24. 859-572-5464; theatre.nku.edu/ boxoffice. Highland Heights.

Thursday, June 7 Auditions Katalyst Talent Agency Open Call, 4-7 p.m., Katalyst, LLC, 3037 Dixie Highway, Suite 214, All experience levels seeking representation with Katalyst. First come, first served. Requirements at website. Family friendly. Free. 859-581-4555. Edgewood.

Karaoke and Open Mic Karaoke, 9 p.m., Olde Fort Thomas Pub, 1041 S. Fort Thomas Ave., Free. 859-441-1927. Fort Thomas. Karaoke Contest, 7-11 p.m., Guys ’n’ Dolls Restaurant and Nightclub, 4210 Alexandria Pike, $500 prize money to winner of contest. Free. 859-441-4888; www.guysndollsky.com. Cold Spring.

Music - Concerts Live at the Levee, 6:30-9:30 p.m. DV8., Newport on the Levee, 1 Levee Way, Riverwalk Plaza. Summer concert series. May 17-July 19 events benefit The WAVE Foundation. Free. 859-815-1389; www.newportonthelevee.com. Newport.

Music - World Alpen Echos, 7:30-11:30 p.m., Hofbrauhaus, 200 E. Third St., 859-491-7200; www.hofbrauhausnewport.com. Newport.

On Stage - Theater You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown, 8-10 p.m., Monmouth Theatre, $18, $15 students and seniors. 513-479-6783; www.falcontheater.net. Newport. Avenue Q, 8-10 p.m., Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center, $18.50-$20.50. 859-9571940; www.showbizplayers.com. Covington. Plaza Suite, 8 p.m., NKU Corbett Auditorium, $30. 859-572-5464; theatre.nku.edu/ boxoffice. Highland Heights.


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Flavorful fish tacos: That’s the rub

I can’t tell you how many recipes I’ve had over the years for fish tacos. Some were complicated, some were easy and most were pretty good since I have always used Rita a homeHeikenfeld made spice RITA’S KITCHEN rub. Today I was in a time crunch so I used a Southwestern blend from Colonel De Gourmet Herbs & Spices at Findlay Market instead of making my own rub. It was so good that I decided to leave the fish whole and serve it as an entree instead of as a taco. The time saved from making my own rub was happily spent in the garden, pulling weeds from the rows of Swiss chard and red onions.

Master recipe for Tex-Mex fish and tacos Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Fish 2 pounds firm white fish (I used halibut) Olive oil Southwestern seasoning

Brush fish on both sides with olive oil. Sprinkle on both sides with seasoning. Roast 8-10 minutes depending upon thickness of fish, until it

Boston brown bread

Rita's recipe for Southwestern-seasoned fish can be used by itself or as a component in fish tacos. THANKS TO RITA HEIKENFELD.

flakes with a fork. Don’t overcook. While fish is roasting, make sauce. To serve fish as an entree: Leave whole and serve sauce alongside or drizzled on top. I served mine with a side of potatoes. To make tacos:

teaching a class on easy seafood entrees. “This is delicious on top of fish tacos,” she said. I used cilantro from the herb garden. You can also top the tacos with salsa, guacamole or pico de gallo sauce, if you want. Stir together:

8 tortillas (corn or flour), warmed 1 small head Napa cabbage, shredded or favorite greens, shredded

¼ cup thinly sliced scallions/green onions Chopped cilantro to taste: start with 1⁄3 cup 3 tablespoons each sour cream and mayonnaise Grated rind from 1 lime Lime juice to taste: start with a scant 2 teaspoons and go from there 1 nice-sized clove garlic, minced Salt and pepper to taste Diced tomatoes (optional) Avocado slices to serve alongside (optional)

Break cooked fish into pieces and divide among tortillas. Top with cabbage and taco sauce. Serve with avocado wedges. Cathy’s cilantro scallion creamy sauce Cathy, an Eastern Hills Journal reader, gave me this recipe after I finished

I hope this is close to what Northern Kentucky reader John Meier is looking for. It’s adapted from a recipe by Jasper White, the famous New England cook. John loved Busken Bakery’s brown bread served in their downtown location. John enjoyed it with cream cheese and strawberries. Cooks Illustrated also has a wonderful recipe for Boston brown bread, which is a bit too long to include here. Check out their site for the recipe. To make strawberry (or pineapple) cream cheese, mix softened cream cheese with fresh diced strawberries and sweeten with confectioners sugar, or blend softened cream cheese with drained, crushed pineapple. You can also simply stir strawberry jam into softened cream cheese. Butter 1½ cups brown-bread flour (see note) 1 teaspoon baking soda ½ teaspoon salt 1 ⁄3 cup dark molasses 1 cup whole milk ½ cup raisins, currants, dried cherries, cranberries, apricots or your favorite dried fruit

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Generously butter a 1-pound coffee can. Combine flour, baking soda and salt. Stir in molasses and milk. Fold in fruit. Fill coffee can with batter. It should come up

only about two-thirds of the way. Cover top with foil and tie with string to make airtight. Place in a deep baking pan, put pan in oven and fill pan with boiling water halfway up the side of coffee can. Steam for two hours, checking water level after one hour. Add more boiling water if needed. Check by sticking a skewer into the bread; it will come out clean when done. Remove string and foil and allow to cool one hour before unmolding.

Community Recorder The Kentucky Horse Council, a statewide horse industry support group, is celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2012. Organized in 1972, the Kentucky Horse Council has evolved over time. Initially established as part of state government, it was defunded during the recession of the 1980s. The Horse Council then reformed as a private nonprofit association. Many of today’s horse industry leaders, still active in executive positions in the equine industry, have been part of the Kentucky Horse Council board at one time. According to 2012 KHC board president Anna Zinkhon, “The Horse Council has benefited from the experience and wisdom of top-notch horsemen over the years. This organization would not be what we are today without all of the direction and leadership from those who work with and love the horse.” Today’s Kentucky Horse Council implements programs to support all horsemen and horses in the commonwealth. Top priority programs address the growth of horse ownership, support equine businesses, advocate for horsemen at the local and state level, and protect the horse at risk. The Kentucky Horse Council also serves as an information resource for our signature industry, and provides communication and networking for industry participants. Individuals, businesses

and associations may all join the Kentucky Horse Council. When taking into account all horsemen associated with these memberships, KHC has more than 7,000 members. “This is a milestone for the Kentucky Horse Council,” said Ginny Grulke,

KHC executive director. “There are only a few other horse councils across the country which are so longlived. The board and staff are working to ensure that this anniversary is followed by another 40 years of Kentucky Horse Council programs and support.”

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Note: Brown bread flour is a specialty New England flour and can be hard to find. Make your own by combining equal amounts of whole wheat flour, rye flour and cornmeal. Store in freezer.


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MARRIAGE LICENSES Jessica Lairson, 22, of Cold Spring and Jean Picado, 22, of Costa Rica, issued April 30. Lisa Parker, 40, and Mark Burton, 42, both of Fort Thomas, issued May 2. Tamara Walker, 38, and Kenneth Slaughter, 57, both of Cincinnati, issued May 1. Jennifer Berens, 36, of Dayton and Jonathan Lang, 37, of Huntington, issued May 2. Mary Murphy, 44, and Charles Carr, 46, both of Cincinnati, issued May 3. Stephanie Runyan, 27, of Fort Thomas and David Crystal Jr., 28, of Providence, issued May 4. Stacey Brickler, 31, of Cincinnati and Aaron Neiporte, 36, of Fort Thomas, issued May 7. Hanna Rogers, 23, of Lexington and Reid Wahlbrink, 24, of Fort Thomas, issued May 7. Shatyea Swindle, 23, and James Howard, 32, both of Dayton, issued May 7. Susan Rolf, 31, of Cincinnati and Cole Williams, 27, of Lancaster, issued May 7. Victoria Winters, 43, of Cincinnati and Ralph Brunham, 47, of Palo Alto, issued May 7. Marie Duritsch, 22, of Fort

Thomas and Patrick Bell, 25, of Cincinnati, issued May 7. Stacie Dill, 29, of Cincinnati and Gerald Kamil, 39, of Dayton, issued May 7. Jessica Bankemper, 22, and Jeremy Smith, 23, both of Fort Thomas, issued May 7. Michelle Hall, 39, of Dayton and Sean McClain, 37, of Cincinnati, issued May 7. Ashley Falls, 25, of Dayton and Michael Statham, 25, of Somerset, issued May 8. Jessica Schaper, 23, of Louisville and Noah Finney, 24, of Cincinnati, issued May 8. Ashley Boggs, 23, of Corbin and Steven Scharold, 27, of Cincinnati, issued May 8. Kathryn Keeler, 24, and David Wilson, 23, both of Cincinnati, issued May 8. Tasha Florkey, 32, and Michael Siler Jr., 29, both of Dayton, issued May 8. Catherine Beach, 49, of Cincinnati and Raymond Lilly, 63, of Lexington, issued May 8. Michelle Hacker, 34, of Covington and Jeremiah Feinauer, 37, of Fort Thomas, issued May 8. Joni Anderson, 32, of Keene

Salvation Army holds LemonAiD and stickers. The rest is left to the imagination of the children hosting the stands, and they are encouraged to get creative. A finale event will take place July 7 at Paul Brown Stadium. At the event, children who have raised funds will dump the proceeds into a super-sized Salvation Army kettle. Attendees can enter to win a Chilimobile Block Party from Gold Star Chili. Corporate sponsors are welcome. Contact Matt Pearce at 513-762-5600.

Community Recorder The Salvation Army is holding its LemonAiD fundraiser through Wednesday, July 4. Children and their families are invited to host lemonade stands and donate the proceeds to The Salvation Army to support its various youth development programs. Registration is open throughout June. To register for a kit, visit www.salv ationarmycincinnati.org. The kit includes a LemonAiD sign, instructions

and Albert Hadler Jr.,35, of Fort Thomas, issued May 9. Jennifer Wood, 27, of Columbus and Lucas Clay, 29, of Bellefontaine, issued May 9. Sarah Clements, 24, of Cincinnati and Dustin Crain, 28, of Hamilton, issued May 9. Debbie Hampton, 46, of Chicago and Ira Gibbons Jr., 63, of Fort Meyers, issued May 10. Emily Brown, 27, of Springfield and Stephen Randall, 30, of Salem, issued May 10. Jennifer Lipton, 19, of Lowmoore and Micah Knott, 19, of Lexington, issued May 10. Adrienne Woolery, 29, of Springfield and Ryan Snow, 34, of Covington, issued May 11. Marlene Grayson, 35, and John Rogers Jr., 46, both of Covington, issued May 11. Shannon Jenkins, 32, of Fort Thomas and Paul Prewitt, 53, of Dayton, issued May 11. Alicia Theis, 21, and David Sizemore Jr., 20, both of Cincinnati, issued May 14. Christine Williamson, 25, of Fort Thomas and Terry Bruce, 31, of Harlan, issued May 14. Christina Pabst, 24, and Zachary Wade, 24, both of Fort

Thomas, issued May 14. Courtney Bender, 26, of Fort Thomas and Kevin Hoffer, 26, of Covington, issued May 15. Anna Adanczyk, 19, of Charleston and Justin Flowers, 20, of Huntington, issued May 16. Lacey Sebastian, 25, of Edgewood and Brian Davis, 25, of Lexington, issued May 17. Lori Smith, 48, and John Schmidt Jr., 49, both of Fort Thomas, issued May 18. Dayna Haug, 29, of Oceanside and Paul Philpot, 31, of Hamilton, issued May 18. Jennie Huber, 30, of Cincinnati and Christopher Charton, 36, of Covington, issued May 18. Natalie Thelen, 27, of Cincinnati and Lucas Mitchell, 27, of Hamilton, issued May 18. Shannon Lawson, 24, and Roy Combs Jr., 29, both of Fort Thomas, issued May 18. Brittany Baird, 25, of Lexington and Thomas Raterman, 27, issued May 19. Cynthia Miniard, 25, of Dayton and Richard Barnes II, 30, of Clovis, issued May 19.

Glasses exchange to help charity Community Recorder During LensCrafters’ XChange Event, May 4 through June 17, participants who donate their old glasses to OneSight will receive $150 off a new pair of glasses. The glasses brought in will be be donated to OneSight, a charitable organization that provides eyewear to those in

need worldwide. Northern Kentucky LensCrafters locations: » Crestview Hills Town Center, 2819 Dixie Hwy., 859-331-4422. » Florence Mall, 2130 Mall Road, 859-525-8810. For more information, call 1-877-753-6727 or visit LensCrafters.com.

Dr. James C. Votruba, president of Northern Kentucky University, was recognized by United Way of Greater Cincinnati at its annual Leaders & Legends Luncheon on May 15. He was among the volunteers saluted for their countless hours of dedication helping United Way, the community and United Way agency and community partners. “This is a celebration of the passion and commitment that local leaders and everyday legends have for their community and those who live in it,” says Valarie Sheppard, United Way board chair. “These individuals help create a better quality of life for everyone. They

truly live united.” According to United Way, Votruba has shown a special dedication to United Way of Greater Cincinnati, indicated by his service as a member of its Board of Directors and through his leadership of United Way’s Research Council. As Research Council chair, Dr. Votruba has been responsible for three editions of United Way’s regional indicators report, The State of the Community. The report and its associated online data portal have become the “go-to” data resources for United Way as it makes its program investment decisions and for additional agencies, foundations and government offices.

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SUMMER FESTIVALS

11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 2, Monument Plaza, intersection of Sixth Ave. and Berry St., Dayton. Local artists will exhibit their art for sale; food and drink from local restaurants, including Buono Vita Pizzeria and Dolce Vita Gelato Café; and a classical string quartet will perform from noon-2 p.m. Presented by Dayton’s Historic Preservation Committee and Main Street Program. Free. www.artontheavenue.wordpress.com, daytonartfair@gmail.com.

Italianfest, June 7-10 5-11 p.m. (Opening ceremony at 8 p.m.) Thursday, June 7, 5-11 p.m. Friday, June 8, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., Saturday, June 9, noon-9 p.m. Sunday, June 10, Newport Riverfront. Authentic Italian food and live Italian music, a golf outing, family photo booth, pizza eating contest, cooking contest, games and rides. Daily BB Riverboats harbor cruises noon-3 p.m. Free. 859-292-3666.

Ludlow Fireworks Festival, June 8-9 5-11 p.m. Friday and Saturday, June 8-9, Ludlow Park, 500 Elm St., Ludlow. Fireworks at 10 p.m. Saturday. Presented by City of Ludlow and Ludlow Youth Football.

St. Catherine Summer Festival, June 9 5:30 p.m.-midnight Saturday, June 9, St. Catherine Church, 1803 North Fort Thomas Ave., Fort Thomas. Remke chicken dinners, bingo, games and beer garden. Shuttle will run 5:15-10 p.m. from Highlands High School.

Diocesan Catholic Children’s Home Summer Festival, June 9-10

Demolition derby, June 23 7:30 p.m. Saturday, June 23, Alexandria Fairgrounds, 100 Fairground Road. $7 per person.

Mary, Queen of Heaven Funfest, June 22-24 6-11 p.m. Friday, June 22, 4-11 p.m. Saturday, June 23, 4-9 p.m. Sunday, June 24, Mary, Queen of Heaven Church, 1150 Donaldson Highway, Erlanger. Rides, gambling booths, grand raffle, food and drink booths, entertainment and more. Free. 859-525-6909.

Union Celebrates America Parade and Fireworks, June 29 6-10:30 p.m., Union Community Building, 10087 Old Union Road, Union. Music by Gundpowder Acoustic Society at 6:30 p.m. and 113th US Army Band Dragoons at 8 p.m. Free U.S. flags to first 1000 people. Presented by City of Union. Free. Registration required for parade participation. 859-384-1511; www.cityofunionky.org.

Independence Celebration, June 30 3-10 p.m. Saturday, June 30, Tower Park in Fort Thomas. Classic Car Show 3-7:30 p.m.; Classic Car Parade 7:45 p.m.; Beer booth 3-10 p.m.; Games, inflatables, food and beverages; How Wax Band 7-10 p.m.; and fireworks at 10 p.m. 859-781-1700, www.ftthomas.org.

JULY Independence Day Celebration, July 3 5-10 p.m. Tuesday, July 3, Florence Government Center, 8100 Ewing Blvd., Florence. Rides, food, a raffle, kids zone, demonstrations, music, concludes at 10 p.m. with fireworks. Presented by City of Florence. Free.

Park Hills Fourth of July Festival, July 4

6-11 p.m. Friday, June 8, 4-11 p.m. (Vito’s Fireworks at 10 p.m.) Saturday, June 9, 4-9 p.m. Sunday, June 10, Diocesan Catholic Children’s Home, 75 Orphanage Road, Fort Mitchell. More than 40 booths, rides, games, Noll Family chicken dinners Saturday and Sunday, music nightly, raffle, silent auction and more. Benefits Diocesan Catholic Children’s Home. Free. 859-331-2040, ext. 8555; www.dcchome.org.

2-7 p.m., Sisters of Notre Dame, 1601 Dixie Highway, Covington. Games for children and adults, petting zoo, pony rides, entertainment, flea market, silent auction, food and major raffle of $2,590. Benefits Notre Dame Urban Education Center. Free. 859-392-8228.

St. Augustine Church Festival, June 15-16

2-7 p.m. Wednesday, July 4, Sisters of Notre Dame, 1601 Dixie Hwy., Park Hills. Games for children and adults, petting zoo, pony rides, entertainment, flea market, silent auction, food, $2,590 raffle. Supports the Notre Dame Urban Education Center and the Sisters Mission in Uganda. 859-392-8228 or 859-3928229.

5-11 p.m. (Spaghetti dinner 5-8 p.m.) Friday, June 15, 5-11 p.m. (Fish dinner 5-8 p.m.) Saturday, June 16, St. Augustine Church, 1839 Euclid Ave., Covington. Raffles, food, adult games, miniature golf, silent auction and Kiddieland. 859-431-3943.

St. Henry Church Festival, June 15-16 6-11 p.m. Friday, June 15, 5-11 p.m. Saturday, June 16, 4-10 p.m. Sunday, June 17, St. Henry Church, 3813 Dixie Highway, . Food from local restaurants. Games for children in gym. Grand raffle of $4,000 and four prizes of $500 each. 859-7272035.

MainStrasse Village “Originial” Goettafest, June 15-17 5-11:30 p.m. Friday, June 15, noon-11:30 p.m. Saturday, June 16, noon-9 p.m. Sunday, June 17, Sixth Street Promenade, Covington. Sample pizza, balls, gumbalya, chedda cheese, chili, burgers and more made with goetta. Games, children’s activities, arts and crafts, music and entertainment. www.mainstrasse.org.

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noon-11 p.m. Wednesday, July 4, 5-11 p.m. Thursday, July 5, 5-11 p.m. (Cincinnati Reds fireworks) Friday, July 6, noon-11 p.m. Saturday, July 7, noon-7 p.m. Sunday, July 8, Newport Riverfront. Fireworks on the riverfront, games, live entertainment, food, contests and prizes. Motorcycle awards given at 5 p.m. Saturday. www.newportmotorcyclerally.com. 859-912-2509.

Independence Celebration, July 6-7 5-11 p.m. Friday, July 6 with a silent auction at the senior center from 5-9:30 p.m. and music by Mike Heile at 7 p.m.; Parade will be at 3 p.m. Saturday, July 7, starting at Summit View Middle School and ending at Memorial Park, Jack Woods Parkway, Independence. Events at the park will be 4-11 p.m. Saturday with music by Seth Michael at 7 p.m. and Fireworks at 10 p.m. Rides, food vendors, music.

Queen City Sausage Festival, July 13-15 5-11 p.m. Friday, July 13, noon-11 p.m. Saturday, July 14, noon-11 p.m. Sunday, July 15, Festival Park Newport, Riverboat Row, Newport. Food vendors, retail sausage shop, daily brat eating contest, games and entertainment. Presented by Queen City Sausage and Provision Inc. Free. 513-541-5581; www.queencitysausage.com.

Kenton County Fair and Horse Show, July 16-21 Erlanger Lions Carnival, July 19-21 6 p.m. to midnight ThursdaySaturday, July 19-21, Erlanger Lions Club, Sunset Avenue in Erlanger. Ride bracelets for all three nights will be $12; $15 each night. Food and refreshments. The How Wax Show Band will perform at 8 p.m. Saturday, July 21. Coolers prohibited. 859-2829969.

Browngrass Festival, July 21 noon-11 p.m. Saturday, July 21, Rabbit Hash General Store, 10021 Lower River Road, Rabbit Hash. Twenty local and regional bands, food, vendors, a raffle. Benefits local radio station WNKU. $15.

Dogs Day of Summer Art Fair, July 28-29 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, July 28, noon-5 p.m. Sunday, July 29, Rabbit Hash General Store, 10021 Lower River Road, Rabbit Hash. Artists and live music. Free.

AUGUST Glier’s Goettafest, Aug. 2-5 5-11 p.m. Thursday and Friday, Aug. 2 & 3, noon-11 p.m. Sat-

urday, Aug. 4, noon-9 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 5, Newport Riverfront. Goetta prepared in many ways - reubens, omelets, pizza and more. Live music, games and rides. www.goettafest.com.

international foods, music and arts and crafts. Kinderplatz area with rides for children. Through Sept. 9. Presented by MainStrasse Village Association. Free. 859491-0458; www.mainstrasse.org.

Boone County Fair, Aug. 4-11

Art in the Park, Sept. 8

Pre-fair events Saturday, Aug. 4. Rides will be 6 p.m. to close Monday-Friday, Aug. 6-10, and 1 p.m. to close Saturday, Aug. 11, at the Boone County Fairgrounds, 5819 Idlewild Road, Burlington. Cost is $8 ages 3 and up and includes parking and unlimited rides. www.boonecountyfair.org.

Great Inland Seafood Festival in Newport, Aug. 9-12 6-11 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 9, 6-11 p.m. (Cincinnati Reds fireworks) Friday, Aug. 10, noon-11 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 11, noon-9 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 12, Newport Riverfront. Premium seafood dishes from Greater Cincinnati/ Northern Kentucky restaurants. www.greatinlandseafoodfest.com.

Alexandria Fair and Horse Show, Aug. 29 – Sept. 3

SEPTEMBER Old Timer’s Day Festival, Sept. 1 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 1, Rabbit Hash General Store, 10021 Lower River Road, Rabbit Hash. Live music, food and family fun. Free.

Devou Fall Festival, Sept. 1 Sept. 1, Devou Park, 1600 Montague Road, Covington.

Riverfest, Sept. 3 Noon-10 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 3, Newport Riverfront. Live entertainment on Riverboat Row from noon-9 p.m., food, beverages and Rozzi’s largest and oldest fireworks display at dark. www.WEBN.com.

Holy Cross High School Indian Summer Festival, Sept. 7-8

St. Philip's Summer Festival, June 16 Saturday, June 16, 1400 Mary Ingles Highway, Melbourne. Mass 4 p.m. Chicken and roast beef dinners served 4:30- 8 p.m. Booths, raffles, kids' fun land, live music, and Euchre tournament. Tournament entry fee is $15 by June 9; $20 at door. Tournament information, 859620-1173; festival information, 859-781-0646.

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Merchants & Music Festival, Sept. 22 3-10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22, Tower Park Amphitheater in Fort Thomas. Featuring female singer JoDee Messina and locals Tupelo Honey and The Danny Frazier Band. Presented by Fort Thomas Renaissance. Free.

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5-11 p.m. Friday, Sept. 28, noon-11 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, noon-9 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 30, Newport Riverfront. Each tent will have food, beer and music. 513-477-3320.

AT&T’s Cincinnati office hosted 40 Bishop Brossart High School juniors and seniors as part of the AT&T/Junior Achievement Worldwide Job Shadow Initiative. Job Shadow introduces students to careers through on-site experiences and interactions with employees. The program reinforces the importance of education, developing career skills, goal setting, communication and self assessment. In the past four years, AT&T employees have volunteered more than 270,000 hours by providing Job Shadow mentoring opportunities to 100,000 high school students around the country.

Art off Pike, Sept. 30 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 30, Pike and Seventh Sts., Covington. Artists will exhibit and sell their work. artoffpike@gmail.com.

Immanuel United Methodist Church Fall Festival, Sept. 29 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, at the Immanuel United Methodist Church, 2551 Dixie Hwy., Lakeside Park. Food, arts and crafts for sale, tickets for bounce houses and games. Craft vendor space available. Free. 859-341-5330.

6-11 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Sept. 7-8, Holy Cross High School, 3617 Church St., Covington. Northern Kentucky wine tasting 7-8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, live music, food court with local restaurants, games, silent auction, raffle prizes. Proceeds benefit the high school. 859 431-1335.

MainStrasse Village Oktoberfest, Sept. 7-9 5-11:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 7, noon-11:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8, noon-9 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 9, MainStrasse Village, Main Street, Covington. Mix of German and

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Charlie Ploeger, of Hebron, puts sunscreen on his daughter Megan before they head out to the Ohio River during Paddlefest in June 2009. FILE PHOTO

Members of the Northern Kentucky Knights of Columbus held a planning meeting for their golf outing that will benefit Catholic Charities Lifeline. Pictured are Wayne Brown, Dennis Elix, Vicky Bauerle of Catholic Charities, Carl Biery and Bill Theis. THANKS TO BILL THEIS

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direct sunlight if under 6 months old. Dress them in cool, lightcolored Diane clothing Mason and in hats with brims. EXTENSION NOTES Infant skin is thinner than an adult’s, so it is easier for them to sunburn. Children under 6 months should not use sunscreen. » Seek shade. Staying under cover is one of the best ways to protect yourself and your family from the sun. » Dress in light-colored, firmly woven clothing. » Limit the time you spend in the sun between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. That is when the sun's damaging rays are strongest. » Protect your eyes from the sun. Wear a hat with a full brim and sunglasses that fit well. Large lenses near the surface of the eye work best. » Watch for the UV Index during weather broadcasts in the summer months. The index can help you plan your outdoor activities. As the number increases, the risk of exposure to the sun’s harmful rays increases. If the index is 0 to 2, your risk is minimal. A number 11 or higher means your risk is extremely high. Diane Mason is a county extension agent.

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Garden veggies need to be fertilized Question: How do I go about fertilizing my vegetable garden to help the plants grow? Answer: The type of fertilizer used should be based on the results of your soil test (a free service through your county extension office). If you don’t have soil test results, at least apply nitrogen, since that nutrient is used up quickly and eventually leaches out of the root zone. For vegetables to produce lush, continuous growth throughout the season, they need a uniform supply of nutrients. However, many chemical fertilizers are very soluble, so the initial application may leach down beyond the root zone before the growing season ends. Thus, many gardeners “side-dress” their crops with an extra application of fertilizer during the growing season. The usual rate has always been 5 tablespoons of ammonium nitrate/10 feet of row. Since ammonium nitrate is now difficult to find, any other garden fertilizer around 34 percent Nitrogen (the first number on the bag) may be used in its place. Otherwise, simply adjust the amount applied based on percent nitrogen. Ammonium nitrate (34-0-0) is 34 percent nitrogen, by weight. If a fertilizer containing only 10 percent nitrogen is used, such as 10-10-10, or a 12 percent nitrogen fertilizer is used, such as 12-12-12, then you will need to apply approxi-

mately three times as much fertilizer as you would if using ammonium nitrate. AsparaMike gus and Klahr onions HORTICULTURE require CONCERNS twice as much, and potatoes should receive about seven tablespoons per 10 feet row, if using ammonium nitrate. Place the fertilizer in bands about 6 inches to both sides of the rows, then rake it in and water. Recommended times for side-dressing vegetables with fertilizer are as follows: Asparagus: Before growth starts in spring. Beans: After heavy blossom and set of pods. Broccoli and cabbage: Three weeks after transplanting. Peppers and eggplant: After first fruit set. Spinach and kale: When plants are about one-third grown. Onions: One to two weeks after bulb formation starts. Peas: After heavy bloom and set of pods. Potatoes: After tuber formation starts (bloom stage), about six weeks after planting. Sweet corn: When plants are 12 inches tall. Tomatoes: Apply one to two weeks before first picking and same amount two weeks after first pick-

UPCOMING EVENTS Insects and Diseases of Lawns, Gardens, Orchards, Flowers and Landscapes: 1:30-3:30 p.m. Thursday, May 31, Boone County Extension Office. Counts for 2 ISA Certified Arborist CEU’s and 1 general and 1 specific Kentucky. Commercial Pesticide Applicator CEU’s (categories 2, 3, 10, 12, 18, and 20). Free, but please register calling 859-586-6101, or enroll online at www.ca.uky.edu/boone Vegetable Gardening 101: 1-2 p.m. Tuesday, June 5, Boone County Arboretum, 9190 Camp Ernst Road, Union. Free, but please register calling 859-586-6101, or enroll online at www.ca.uky.edu/boone Wednesday Walks at the Arboretum: 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 6, Boone County Arboretum, 9190 Camp Ernst Road, Union. Free. No registration needed; come rain or shine.

ing. Beets, carrots, lettuce, parsnips, squash, sweet potatoes, turnips and watermelon: Additional nitrogen might reduce yield or lower quality. Mike Klahr is the Boone County extension agent for horticulture.

SUMMERFAIR RETURNS FOR 45TH YEAR Summerfair 2012 returns for the 45th year on June 1-3. The fair, located at Cincinnati’s historic Coney Island, will feature more than 300 fine artists and craftspeople from around the country. There will also be regional performers, a variety of gourmet arts, the Youth Arts Rocks! area for kids, and for the second year, the Little Black Dress Event, presented by Summerfair and Cincy Chic. What started as a small art fair’s salute to the opening of Cincinnati’s Playhouse in the Park has grown into one of the oldest and most prestigious continuous art fairs, annually drawing tens of thousands of art enthusiasts to see and purchase the works of artists from across the United States and Canada. This year, more than 700 acclaimed artists applied to exhibit everything from photography, painting, woodworking and ceramics to fibers, leather, jewelry and 2D/3D mixed-media art. “Summerfair is proud to be

the annual kick-off of the summer festivals for the Tristate area,” said Bob Hinman, 2012 co-fair chair. “Patrons can enjoy the warm June weather at Coney Island while shopping and interacting with new and returning artists, dining on fine gourmet foods and listening to the music of talented regional performers. There’s definitely something for everyone at Summerfair.” Summerfair 2012 has assembled a strong line-up of local performers like Raison D’Etre, Celtic Rhythm Dancers USA, Hills of Kentucky, ForgetMe-Not Historical Dancers, East Side Players and Robert Weidle. Many other bands, soloists, dance and theater groups will also be on hand performing on one of four different stages. Strolling entertainers – including balloon artists, musicians and barbershop quartets – can be found throughout the fair. Among the innovative elements at Summerfair 2012 is the Youth Arts Rocks! area, a

special section for kids featuring an assortment of art activities and other entertainment for children, and the Little Black Dress Event, a fundraiser fashion show created in partnership with Cincy Chic featuring jewelry by 2012 Summerfair artists and little black dresses from Cincinnati’s own Trend Boutique. “The Youth Arts Rocks! area is a great place for children and families to paint, sculpt and make other crafts together,” said co-fair chair Anne Poppe. “The Little Black Dress event is a wonderful opportunity for Cincinnati’s fashion enthusiasts to join us in Moonlite Gardens for a night of eclectic fashion and fun.” Tickets to the fair can be purchased for $10 with children 12 and under admitted free. Visit www.summerfair.org. Summerfair 2012 is at historic Coney Island (just off I-275 at Kellogg Avenue).

Artists to paint magnolia Decorative artist to teach class June 10 Community Recorder A beautiful Southern Magnolia blossom design will be taught in a painting class by artist and art teacher Peggy Jessee on Sunday, June 10, after the regular meeting of the Greater Cincinnati Decorative Artists. The meeting will be noon to 1 p.m. and the class will start at 1 p.m. This class is appropriate for beginners and experi-

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enced painters alike. The class fee of $20 includes an 8 by 10 canvas, oil paint, pattern and reference photos. Students should bring basic supplies needed for oil painting, an assortment of basic oil brushes including a No. 10 Filbert and white transfer and tracing papers. A small table-top easel is nice to have but not required. Jessee will have some brushes available for sale at the class. Advance registration is required and the signup deadline is June 5. The class fee is to be mailed to Sandie Tieman, 687 Candleridge Drive, Cincin-

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Warranty Protection Cadillac Powertrain Warranty[2] is 30K miles more than Lexus and 50K more than BMW and Mercedes-Benz. The 4-year/50,000-mile[1] Bumper-To-Bumper Limited Warranty covers repairs on your entire vehicle, including parts and labor, to correct problems in materials or workmanship.

Emergency by OnStar In a crash, built-in sensors can automatically alert an OnStar[3] Advisor who is immediately connected into your Cadillac to see if you need help sent to your exact location. Other OnStar emergency services include Injury Severity Predictor and First Assist. All Cadillac models come with 1 year of OnStar service.

Diagnostics by OnStar With best-in-class diagnostics from OnStar[3], maintaining your Cadillac can be as simple as checking your email or your OnStar MyLink mobile app. Every month you can receive an email with the status of key operating systems. All Cadillac models come with 1 year of OnStar service.

Security by OnStar If you’ve reported your Cadillac stolen, OnStar[3] can use GPS technology to help authorities quickly locate and recover it. On most Cadillac models, an Advisor can send a Stolen Vehicle Slowdown® or Remote Ignition Block signal to help authorities safely recover it. All Cadillac models come with 1 year of OnStar service.

2012 Cadillac

CTS

LEASE

309

$

SPORT SEDAN

PER MONTH

CTS

COUPE

MSRP DISCOUNT

$39,725 -$2,730

36,995

$

Courtesy Transportation During the warranty coverage period, this Cadillac program provides alternate transportation and/or reimbursement of certain transportation expenses if your Cadillac requires warranty repairs.

LUXURY COLLECTION

LEASE

429 PER MONTH

$

6

39 MONTHS $995 DUE AT SIGNING NO SECURITY DEPOSIT

STOCK # 6NG626

2011 Cadillac

Roadside Assistance Among leading automotive luxury brands, Cadillac is the only brand to offer standard 5-year Roadside Assistance that provides lock-out service, a tow, fuel, Dealer Technician Roadside Service and more.

SRX

5

39 MONTHS $995 DUE AT SIGNING NO SECURITY DEPOSIT

STOCK # 6DM69

2012 Cadillac

2012 Cadillac

Navigation by OnStar Just push the OnStar[3] button and ask the Advisor to download directions to your Cadillac, and a voice will call out every turn. You can also plan routes from Google Maps™ or MapQuest.com® to your Cadillac. All Cadillac models come with 1 year of OnStar service.

CTS-V

MSRP DISCOUNT REBATE

$71,285 -$5,334 -$4,000

61,951

$

(1) Whichever comes first. See dealer for details.(2) See dealer for limited warranty details.(3) Visit onstar.com. for coverage map, details and system limitations. Services vary by model and conditions. (4) OnStar MyLink is available on 2011 and newer vehicles, excluding STS. (5) CTS closed end lease 39 months/10k per year lease $309 mo. $995 due at signing, no security deposit required with highly qualified approved credit. Total of payments $12051. (6) SRX closed end lease 39 months/10k per year lease $429 mo. $995 due at signing, no security deposit required with highly qualified approved credit. Total of payments $16731. $.30 cents per mile penalty overage. Purchase option at termination. All offers are plus tax license and fees. Not available with some other offers. See dealer for details. Vehicle / equipment may vary from photo. In stock units only, while supplies last. Expires 5/31/2012


LIFE

B8 • ALEXANDRIA RECORDER • MAY 31, 2012

DEATHS Allen Baker Allen L. Baker, 75, of Grant’s Lick died May 23, 2012, at his residence. He retired after 43 years at Siemens in Norwood, was a lifelong farmer, a member of Grant’s Lick Baptist Church and Campbell County High School Athletic Hall of Fame, and a coach for many Campbell County Knothole Baseball teams. Survivors include his wife, Judy Schweitzer Baker, daughters, Cindy Hardy and Debbie Dunn; sons, Lee Allen Baker and Barry Baker; sister, Carolee Pfefferman; seven grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Interment was in the Alexandria Cemetery. Memorials: Grant’s Lick Baptist Church, 941 Clay Ridge Road, Alexandria, KY 41001.

Judy Bush Judy Faye Bush, 76, of Silver Grove, died May 20, 2012, at St. Elizabeth Fort Thomas. She was retired from Disabled American Veterans’ gift processing department and a member of the Dayton Gospel Lighthouse in Bellevue. Her sister, Lucy Linden and brothers, Eligh King and Joe King died previously. Survivors include sons, Gary Bush of Florence, Larry Bush of Silver Grove; daughter, Gail Linden of Silver Grove; sisters, Phoebe Trent and Mary Francis Campbell; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Memorials: St. Elizabeth Hospice of Fort Thomas, 85

North Grand Ave., Fort Thomas, Ky 41075.

Audrey Deaton Audrey Ann Deaton, 72, of Southgate, died May 19, 2012, at St. Elizabeth Fort Thomas. She was an advertising manager with the American Israelite Newspaper and manager of Newport Clothing Care. A grandchild, Cheree Deaton, died previously. Survivors include her husband, Douglas Deaton of Southgate; sons, Douglas Deaton Jr. of Bellevue, Gregory Deaton of Southgate, and Eric Deaton of Loveland; brother, Alan Rummel of Sharpsville, Pa; sisters, Patricia Amato of Pittsburg, Pa., Gerri Svirbly of Erie, Pa., and Elizabeth Greer of West Middlesex, Pa.; and two grandchildren. Burial was in the Evergreen Cemetery in Southgate. Memorials: American Kidney Foundation, 6110 Executive Blvd., Suite 1010, Rockville, MD 20852-3903. Jacqueline Draper Jacqueline “Jackie” Draper, 84, of Fort Thomas, died May 21, 2012, at the Baptist Convalescent Center in Newport. She worked for many years with Hilb & Co. and Pogue & Co., and recently at Forward Movement in Cincinnati. Her husband, Donald Draper; brother, Lyle Freppon; and three grandchildren died previously. Survivors include her sons, D. Cameron Draper of Fort Thomas, Douglas Draper of Mason, Duncan Draper of Indianapolis,

Ind., Delbert Neal Draper of Anchorage, Ark., and Ralph Draper of Florence; daughter, Ellen Skirvin of Ludlow; 14 grandchildren; and 16 greatgrandchildren. Burial was at Highland Cemetery in Fort Mitchell. Memorials: Muscular Dystrophy Association, 1080 Nimitzview Dr., Suite 208, Cincinnati, OH 45230.

Charlotte Fenton Charlotte Fenton, 86, of Fort Thomas, died May 20, 2012, at her residence. She was a surgical nurse with Speers and St. Luke hospitals and a member of Order of the Eastern Star, Dora Chapter. Her husband, John Fenton, died previously. Survivors include her son, Mark Fenton; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery in Southgate.

Adelaide McManus Adelaide McManus, 49, of Fort Thomas, died May 22, 2012, at St. Elizabeth. She enjoyed family and friends, and being outdoors by the water and sun. Her father, Mose Webster, died previously. Survivors include her husband, Bob McManus; sons, Daniel, Griffin and Grant; her mother, Norma Webster; brothers, Steven Martin, Matt Martin and Joe Martin; sisters, Jeanine Armont, Julia Brown, Mary

Martin and Christine Fuller. Burial was in the St. Stephen Cemetery in Fort Thomas. Memorials: American Cancer Society, 297 Buttermilk Pike, Fort Mitchell, KY 41017.

James Noe James Earl Noe, 79, of Fort Thomas, died May 20, 2012, at his residence. He was retired from General Motors. Three sisters, Ines Guy, Mavis Spicer and Lois Lawson, died previously. Survivors include his wife, Dorthy McKinney Noe; children, Carla Marie Hill, James Michael Noe, Anthony Wayne Noe, David Allen Noe, Edward Leon Rison, Buford Lee Rison, Melissa Jane Hale and Patricia Lynn Rison; sisters, Gladys Brandenburg of Beattyville, Ky. and Eunice Schwartz of Huntingburg, Ind., 30 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.

Katherine Parnell Katherine Minnie Parnell, 94, of Fort Thomas, formerly of Melbourne, died May 16, 2012. She was devoted to her church and family. Her husband, Ralph; a son, Ralph Jr.; and daughters, Katherine Parnell and JoAnn Strange, died previously. Survivors include her daughters, Jennifer Moore and Judy Strange; sons, Terry and Russell Parnell; 18 grandchildren; 43 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren. Memorials: Glenwood Baptist

Church Building Fund, 111 Shelby St., Falmouth, KY 41040. Marianne Pennington Marianne Fischer Pennington, 81, of Burlington, died May 17, 2012, at St. Elizabeth Florence. She was a homemaker and worked in housekeeping for Ramada Inn in Fort Wright. Her husband, Clayton Pennington, died previously. Survivors include her sons, Daniel Pennington and Timothy Pennington, both of Aiken, S.C.; daughters, Cynthia Kyle of Newport, Teresa Pennington Kincaid of Florence, and Laura Pennington Kyle of Lawrenceburg, Ind.; sister, Shirley Heilman of Cincinnati; 12 grandchildren; and 14 great grandchildren. Interment was at Burlington Cemetery. Memorials: Alzheimer’s Association, 644 Linn St., Suite 1026, Cincinnati OH 45203.

Kenneth Reis Kenneth Leo Reis, 73 of Newport, died May 21, 2012, at St. Elizabeth Fort Thomas. He was a plumber for 55 years, coached girl’s softball, and enjoyed gardening, fishing and caring for his dog, Freckles. Survivors include his wife, Patricia Reis of Newport; daughters, Denise Engelhardt of Cold Spring and Susan Lohstroh of Fort Thomas; sons, Stephen Reis of Newport and Gene Reis of Florence; brother, William Reis of Florence; 10 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Burial was in Johns Hill Cemetery in Highland Heights.

Memorials: St. Catherine of Siena Church, 1803 N. Fort Thomas Ave., Fort Thomas, KY 41075.

Julia Simmons Julia Simmons, 77, of Fort Thomas, died May 19, 2012, at St. Elizabeth Fort Thomas. She worked for the U.S. Shoe Corp in Norwood. Survivors include her husband, Harold Simmons; brother, Robert Freudenberg of Highland Heights; and sister, Ruth Conway of Tampa, Fla. Memorials: American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312.

Robert Ziegler Robert P. Ziegler, 56 of Fort Thomas, died May 18, 2012, at his residence. He graduated from Newport Catholic High School, received an engineering degree from the University of Kentucky and a master’s from Iowa State. He was a design engineer for GE Aviation, and member of Triangle Engineering Fraternity at University of Kentucky and the Ducks Unlimited. Survivors include his wife, Jin Ziegler; son, David Ziegler of San Francisco, Calif.; daughters, Hyun Jung Park of Los Angeles, Calif., and Hyun Bin Park of Korea; brothers, Dr.Vincent Ziegler of Fort Mitchell and Edward Ziegler Jr. of Denver, Colo.; sisters, Sylvia Burke of Union, Linda Ziegler of Fort Thomas, and Jeannine Ravenscraft of Bel Aire, Md.

POLICE REPORTS BELLEVUE Arrests/citations Terri Ward, 43, 721 Ann St., alcohol intoxication public place, possession of marijuana at 403 Washington, May 15. Stephany Jones, 33, 341 Covert Run, second-degree criminal trespassing at 500 Grandview,

May 17. Catherine Cheffy, 48, 330 Poplar No. 5, alcohol intoxication in a public place at 119 Fairfield Ave., May 18. Brian Chandler, 41, 3728 Peggy Ann, warrant at 409 Taylor Ave., May 18. William Stanton, 43, 132 Foote Ave., warrant at 132 Foote Ave.,

May 19. Anthony Wells, 24, 301 No. 2 Fairfield Ave., warrant at 301 Fairfield Ave., May 22.

CAMPBELL COUNTY Arrests/citations Richard W. Carr, 52, 5964 Lower Tug Fork Road, DUI - aggravat-

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ed circumstances - second offense at AA Highway and Poplar Ridge Road, May 10. Erin A. Mullins, 30, 1 Park St., fourth-degree assault, seconddegree disorderly conduct, third-degree criminal mischief at 1041 Rockyview Drive, unit 8, May 11. Jesika L. Clark, 20, 7128 Carnation Ave., warrant at AA Highway and Glen Ridge Road, May 11. Michael B. Sebastian, 22, 2536 Woodcliff Drive, alcohol intoxication in a public place - first and second offense, seconddegree disorderly conduct, fourth-degree assault at Oneonta Inn at Mary Ingles Highway, May 13.

Incidents/investigations Alarms Report of burglary alarm activation at 3592 Eight Mile Road, May 16. Animal complaint Report of dog brought to party bit woman on leg at 2567 Carthage Road, May 12. Domestic related Reported at Lick Hill Road, May 10. Reported at Second Street, May 13. Reported at Brentwood Lane, May 12. Fire investigation Report of property owner called 911 and reported barn on fire with horse still inside. Fire crews extinguished the blaze, and the cause of the fire was declared undetermined after investigation at 2108 California Crossroads W, May 3. Fourth-degree assault-domestic violence Reported at Davjo Lane, May 10. Fraudulent use of credit card after reported lost/stolen Report of bank card used fraudulently at 2775 Wagoner Road, May 7. Juvenile complaint Report of juveniles acting disorderly and damaging vehicles in area of East First Street and Four Mile Road at First Street, May 12. Noise complaint Report of loud music playing at 3955 California Crossroads, May 15. Property Report of $800 in cash found by resident in driveway at 4385 Mary Ingles Hwy., May 14. Scam attempt Report of fake check sent in excess of purchase amount for items listed for sale on Internet site by complainant at 4670 Mary Ingles Hwy., May 14. Selling alcoholic beverages to minors - first offense Report of store clerk at Kwik

Shoppe cited for selling alcoholic beverage to minor at 3520 Ivor Road, May 8. Suspicious activity Report of man on dating site asked complainant for money and access to PO Box at 1108 Mary Ingles Hwy., May 10. Theft by unlawful taking Report of two air conditioning units cut from and taken at Flagg Springs Baptist Church at 12204 Flagg Springs Pike, May 11. Theft of identity of another without consent Report of identity used to obtain unauthorized Duke Energy services at 1074 Davjo Drive, May 17. Third-degree criminal mischief Report of unknown vehicle damaged fence on property at 11232 Pleasant Ridge Road, May 10. Third-degree criminal trespassing, third-degree criminal mischief Report of two white males driving white passenger car stripped bark from 10 to 15 elm trees on property at 3686 California Crossroads E, May 14. Third-degree terroristic threatening Report of man threatened to kill another man at 9659 Echo Hills road, May 8. Report of man threatened to cause bodily harm to another man at 783 Alysheba Drive, May 14.

FORT THOMAS Arrests/citations Timothy Askins, 44, 401 Inverness, warrant at Memorial Parkway at Taylor, May 17. Bradley Ard, 33, 8242 Licking Pike, first-degree criminal mischief at Campbell County Police Department, May 15. Troy Lee Buckler Jr., 29, 3082 Daniels Road, first-degree criminal mischief at Campbell County police department, May 15. Heather Giles, 39, 108 Orchard Terrace, third-degree criminal trespassing at 733 South Fort Thomas Ave., May 18. Michael Cornelius, 44, 418 Fifth Ave., warrant at 14 Broadview Place, May 16. Dominique Price, 25, 25 Belden St., possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, warrant at Woodlawn Place, May 18. Jon Skirvin, 34, 36 Mayfield Ave. Apt. 2, warrant at 36 Mayfield Ave., May 19.

Incidents/investigations Fraudulent use of a credit card

ABOUT POLICE REPORTS The Community Recorder publishes the names of all adults charged with offenses. The information is a matter of public record and does not imply guilt or innocence. At 18 Grandview Ave., May 19. Theft by unlawful taking At 42 North Fort Thomas Ave., May 20. At 124 Brentwood Place, May 21. Third-degree burglary At 12 Grandview Ave., May 19. Third-degree criminal mischief At 214 North Fort Thomas Ave., May 17.

HIGHLAND HEIGHTS Arrests/citations Korey Schumacher, 21, 1867 St. James Place, warrant, possession of marijuana at 249 Meadow Trail Drive, May 23. Van Stills, 20, 225 Douglas Ave., alcohol intoxication in a public place at 249 Meadow Trail Drive, May 23. Jami Renee Sandfoss, 40, 7 Ervin Circle, warrant at 2625 Alexandria Pike, May 22. Condrae Strauss, 58, 840 Alexandria Pike 109, warrant, operating a motor vehicle on suspended license at Walnut and Ridgeway, May 22. Samuel Garcia, 21, 680 Rusconi, warrant at I-471, May 21. Corey Brandon Ruef, 20, 1515 Madison, warrant at I-471, May 21. Erica Merida, 24, 1041 Davjo Drive, warrant at I-471, May 21. Terry Wilson, 51, 3800 Park Ave., warrant at I-275 at I-471, May 21. Julia Kinda, 21, 9501 Linfield Road, possession of marijuana at Sunset at Alexandria Pike, May 18. Cody Carmosino, 27, 1251 Ten Mile, possession of drug paraphernalia at I-275 at I471, May 16. Ronald Burt, 23, 1763 Culver Court, possession of drug paraphernalia at I-471, May 16. Joseph Dillon, 25, 9382 Mobile Acres Drive, possession of drug paraphernalia, warrant at I-275 at I-471, May 16. Christopher Proffitt, 22, 1 Pond Drive, warrant at I-275 at I-471, May 16.

Incidents/investigations Theft by unlawful taking, fraudulent use of a credit card At 32 Pine Hill Drive, May 22.


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