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A newly formed group is offering Fort Thomas and other local residents a way to get active and meet others in their community. When Fort Thomas residents Chris Deinlein and his fiancée Amber Salter have started the Fort Thomas Running Club. “We started the club a few weeks ago as a way to encourage people to get out and get in shape,” Deinlein said. LIFE, B1

Last chance to vote This is it, it’s your last chance to share your knowledge with your neighbors and give well-deserved recognition to local businesses. The second annual Community Recorder Readers’ Choice Awards is coming to a close. Readers’ Choice determines which local businesses our readers say represent the very best in their community. Readers will decide the winners by casting their votes online at CommunityPress. com/nkyballot or by filling in and mailing the full-page ballot in this week’s newspaper. You’ll find all sorts of categories from which to pick the best – everything from the best doughnuts and the best place to play golf to the best place to buy a car and the best real estate agent. The winners will be announced in a special publication in August. But you need to cast your votes no later than midnight June 28. Every entry with at least one vote for a business – whether voting by mail or online – is eligible for a random drawing of four tickets to the Reds Hall of Fame & Museum.

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Bailey Jones, above left, 6, swings her feet as she hangs sliding away from Grace Messer, 6, of Alexandria, at the Alexandria Community Park Thursday, June 17. Grace Messer, 6, left, of Alexandria, swings her legs as she hangs with all 10 fingers onto a slide. CHRIS MAYHEW/STAFF

Horse shows to be judged by teens By Chris Mayhew

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When it comes to evaluating horses and riding, one group of Campbell County 4-H teens are the judges – in training. The 4-H judging team works to hone their skills at evaluating other riders or horse showing contests. The teens compete as a group, but the judging team members are also individually ranked on their skills. And the teen judges get to see how their own evaluations of a performance match up with the real judges of the contest. They learn horse anatomy, and the intricate dos and don’ts for each particular style. For example, horses in Western Pleasure riding shows are supposed to be so gentle and smooth that someone’s grandmother could ride them, said Marylu Steffen of Alexandria who along with Amber Bankemper coaches judging team. Steffen has coached judging since her daughter Lauren became involved in 2002. Most of the girls are planning to be involved in some type of horse-related career, Marylu said. They can even choose to pursue becoming a professional show judge, she said. Past members of the judging club have going on to become veterinarians, farriers caring for hooves and extension service agents, she said. Abbi Wells, 14, of Alexandria, a senior in 4-H, also shows miniature horses. But through judging,

The Campbell County 4-H Judging Team competed together at the Kentucky State 4-H Judging Contest at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington June 3. Campbell County’s senior team took first place as the overall senior team including Lauren Steffen, Abbi Wells, Lauren Giesman and Delaney Hollingsworth. In the competition’s categories the senior team took third place in “Halter,” first in “Performance,” and first in “Reasons.” The senior team has been invited to compete at the Southern Regionals July 2631 in Clemson, S.C. Campbell County’s junior team took second overall with the team of Hannah Frede, Jamie Wolfzorn, Jamie Henley and Molly Berkemeyer. In the categories the junior team took fifth place in “Halter,” and third place in “Performance.” The following are individual results in the state competition: • Junior Individual, Halter: Hannah Frede seventh place. • Senior Individual, Halter: Abbi Wells second place. • Junior Individual, Performance: Jamie Henly ninth place. • Senior Individual, Performance: Lauren Steffen eighth place, and Lauren Giesman ninth place. • Senior Individual, Reasons: Delaney Hollingsworth fifth place; Lauren Giesman, seventh place; and Abbi Wells, ninth place. • Junior Individual, Overall: Hannah Frede seventh place. • Senior Individual, Overall: Abbi Wells 10th place. Wells said she gets a better understanding of what to do and what not to do in competitions herself. “I like having the bond with the horse and the joy of competing,” Wells said. Lauren Steffen, 17, a senior in 4-H, shows horses in the Western Pleasure division. Judging gives her an advantage in shows. “It teaches you a lot about what you want to look for when you’re showing your own horse and what the judges look for,” Steffen said. For 4-H judging, the competition is divided into a junior class and a senior class. Juniors get to pick four horses they like in a show, but seniors also have to site the reasons why they like a horse in a show.

“You have to pick out like every detail from head to toe,” Steffen said. Delaney Hollingsworth of Alexandria, a senior in 4-H, said she doesn’t have a horse right now, but she likes staying involved with horses through the judging team. Hollingsworth has been involved since age 5 going to shows in the Western Pleasure, English Pleasure and also reining. Hollingsworth said she has a fellowship with her teammates, and she likes testing her abilities by comparing her results to those of the professional judges. “I like seeing what my perspective is compared to the judge,” she said.

Tracy Bartlett Siemer’s friends have always thought of her as a superhero. After battling cancer for nearly 20 years, including multiple recurrences, Siemer is finally being depicted as such – in a comic book created by her and her friends. In the story, Siemer, as a Superwoman character, fights the Crazy Blonde Diva, who can’t wait to give Siemer a dose of cancer. “When Tracy’s cancer returned in 2009, it felt different to her than the other times it returned,” said Jackie Waters, Siemer’s sister. “It felt surreal. So I suggested that she name her cancer. We had already dubbed her Superwoman T-Si since 2000 - she named herself that because she knew that she had to be strong for everyone else when her cancer returned that time so she took on the superman persona - so it seemed like naming her cancer, her nemesis, was a good way to deal with it this time.” Since 1991, the 43-year-old from Wilder has fought the rare type of brain cancer, mesenchymal chondrosarcoma, and it has come back three times, resulting in multiple surgeries. Now, Siemer and her friends hope to get 6,935 comic books into people’s hands, “in the hopes of inspiring others with my sister’s story of surviving a cancer for over 19 years as of June 12, 2010.” That would be 6,935 days. Each of Siemer’s friends is also featured in the comic. “Each one (has) their superfriend name and their superpower,” Waters said. “Many people ask Tracy and our family how she deals with everything that she as been through and our comment is that we deal with it in faith and fun. “Tracy and I realize that so many people go through so much and we hope by sharing Tracy’s journey and the comic book that it will inspire someone that is in need of some inspiration. “That is our pay it forward for all the great people (who) have supported and prayed for Tracy and our family.” They also want to help Siemer financially. “She has some strong side effects from her chemo, surgeries and radiation treatments,” Waters said. “Being a single mom and not being able to work with all her medical bills is tough.” Interested in buying the comic? Visit HelpYourHero.org. Brought to you by:

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Economic authority president departing By Chris Mayhew cmayhew@nky.com

John Austin, president of the Campbell County Economic Progress Authority since August 2009 has resigned to take a job in the private sector. The authority is an independent economic development organization affiliated with the Campbell County Fiscal Court. Austin, 29, was the second president of the CCEPA, and a process to hire a replacement has started, said Fred Macke of Fort Thomas, chairman of the authority. Macke said he understood Austin’s work ethic and background would make the CCEPA successful

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when he was initially hired. “I was just hoping that we could keep him a little longer than we did,� Macke said. “We wish John all the luck and success in the world.� There are no plans to deviate from the course Austin has charted as president, Macke said. Macke said the authority will advertise for a new president within the next 30 days. Austin, who has a law degree from the University of Dayton Law School, is leaving for a position in the accounting and auditing firm of Ernst & Young’s Cincinnati office. Austin said he will be working in the local tax department specializing in credits and incentives. Before becoming president of the CCEPA, Austin spent two years working for the Fiscal Court as a government relations manager and senior policy analyst. Austin said the opportunity he was presented with to work at Ernst & Young was too good to pass up, but he’ll miss working with the county. “It’s a great opportunity here,� Austin said. “I have a passion for economic development, I see a lot of posi-

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John Austin, at his office in Newport in 2009 a few weeks after becoming president of the Campbell County Economic Progress Authority. tive things happening both from the county and partner organizations.� Austin credits Laura Long, the CCEPA’s first president, and the authority’s board for helping him create a new three-point vision for the authority. Traditionally, the CCEPA was strictly a land development and redevelopment agency, Austin said. The

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authority was responsible for buying land and attracting the Sara Lee plant, formerly known as Kahn’s, south of Alexandria. There is now also a focus on promoting and enhancing existing assets from the riverfront areas to the area around Northern Kentucky University, as well as the county’s recreation, agriculture and entertainment, Austin said. The authority has been working on what at first might sound like some unlikely connections, including connecting Bellevue and farm-owners in the county together, he said. “Bellevue is looking for ways to promote the locally

grown food movement,� Austin said. And in terms of marketing, the authority has been working with the Campbell County Business Development Corporation to create a new website www.campbellcountyky.org that went live Friday, June 18, he said. The website will include traditional information found on the county website, but also go beyond with featured sections promoting the area to people considering doing business or living in Campbell County, Austin said. Another new initiative launched was an existing business development program, he said. More than

80 percent of job growth and capital outlay in the county comes from businesses already in the area, Austin said. Austin said he’s visited with 25 businesses in the county, compiling information from some of them about their needs and connecting some with financial and other resources. Austin said when Fabritec International in Cold Spring had a question about tapping in to NKU’s students and resources, he made sure they were put in touch with the right people at the university. In the case of StoneBrook Winery in Camp Springs, Austin said he was able to highlight a couple of financial resources available to the owner to help in growing the business. The authority’s original focus of land development continues, Austin said. At the June 16 Fiscal Court meeting the county formally authorized the abandonment of an old section of Bob Huber Drive by the Sara Lee plant that bisected property owned by the authority. “Having that road run through basically makes it useless, very small acreage,� Austin said. The total acreage of the property the road bisected was about 5.5 acres fronting U.S. 27, he said. “We currently own about 15 or 16 acres of land out by Sara Lee and we’re always looking to market that property and development property,� Austin said.

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Cold Spring resident paddles for river By Chris Mayhew cmayhew@nky.com

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While Cold Spring resident Mick Vank paddles in the Ohio River for fun, but he’s about to join the board of a group with a more serious goal of educating people about the importance of water quality. Vank is the newest member of the Ohio River Foundation’s Board. Over the weekend of June 12-13 he was one of the about 20 people who completed the foundation’s almost 19-mile Great Ohio River Paddle (GORP). GORP had fewer paddlers (about 65 signed up this year) than the more well-known June 24-26 Paddlefest event at Coney Island where more than 1,800 paddlers are registered to make the trip to Cincinnati’s Public Landing near Sawyer Point. Paddlefest is larger in

• The Ohio River Way sponsors the annual Paddlefest event. This year’s event, in its ninth year will be at Coney Island from June 2426. For information visit www.ohioriverway.org. • The Ohio River Foundation focuses on water quality issues. For information about the group’s programs and visit the website www.ohioriverfdn.org. terms of attendance because of the short distance and the fact that the Ohio River typically has a very gentle current this time of year, Vank said. “There’s a lot of people, and it’s just fun to see so many people on the river, using the river and enjoying the river,” he said. Vank has participated in Paddlefest since its inception, and will again this year. The Ohio River can be an exceptional recreational asset, Vank said. “People in Cincinnati sometimes say, ‘Ooh, the Ohio River,’ but it’s not that bad,” he said. Vank said there were

basically two groups of people who went on GORP June 12-13: People who were interested in the ecology of the river, and people more interested in touring the river. Vank said he was in the latter “tourist” group. Because of rain, only about 20 people ended up making the full trip from Higginsport, Ohio to Neville, Ohio for the GORP trip, Vank said. The highlight of the tour was going through the lock at Meldahl Dam and there was a lunch stop in Augusta, Ky., he said. “Actually, I found paddling in the river really isn’t

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Campbell County and the I-275 bridge are visible in the background as people paddle canoes and kayaks from Coney Island to Cincinnati’s Public Landing near Sawyer Point during the eighth annual Ohio River Way Paddlefest in 2009. that unpleasant,” Vank said. Vank said the biggest obstacle to clean water is wastewater effluent and untreated water from combined sewer overflows that happen whenever there are heavy rains. It’s issues of water quality that the Ohio River Foundation board, which meets quarterly, deals with. Richard Cogen, executive director of the Ohio River Foundation, said the pur-

pose of the foundation is to educate people about the river as a resource, issues that are currently plaguing the river and restoration efforts. For Vank, who works as the city manager of City of Cold Spring, paddling the region’s rivers and lakes in a kayak is an almost yearround activity. He started paddling 17 years ago after going on a white water rafting trip.

It’s good exercise, but also very peaceful and a good way to observe wildlife because they often don’t hear a person coming in a kayak, he said. Vank said he and his wife take kayaks with them everywhere they travel and it’s a good way to meet other people who like to kayak or canoe. “Or if you just want to clear your head, it’s a great way to relax,” he said.

Annual report outlines Vision 2015 progress Vision 2015 released its fourth annual report to the community since the 2006 launch of the Vision 2015 “Shaping Our Future” community report. The hard copy report takes a focused approach to highlighting community progress and continued collaboration. Since its inception, Vision 2015 has been an intermediary; connecting the dots so that the right

people and organizations are identified for the right tasks. Vision 2015 also has a broader role: bringing leaders and creative thinkers to the table in order to promote systemic, sustainable change in nine Northern Kentucky counties and in collaboration with groups throughout Greater Cincinnati. The 2009-2010 annual report provides examples of Vision 2015’s role as a catalyst for progress and

highlights key successes and challenges faced by our region. The piece also summarizes community accomplishes over the past five years and thanks those who have taken an active role in moving this community forward. Among the projects highlighted in the report is the transformation of the Northern Kentucky Council of Partners into the Northern Kentucky Education Council, a

renewed body that includes representatives from the education, business, and community sectors including The Education Alliance of Northern Kentucky and the Vision 2015 Education Implementation Team. The council will serve as the conduit for the established regional goals in education. In conjunction with the annual report, Vision 2015 is also launching a redesigned website which

features a modern look and streamlined site navigation for easier use. The fresh format has been updated with new content on the latest developments taking place in each of the six focus areas of Vision 2015. You can download a copy of the report including the year-byyear community accomplishments on the new website at www.vision 2015.org

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County clarifying record on Ameresco By Chris Mayhew cmayhew@nky.com

Before the Campbell County Fiscal Court’s decision to approve pursuing an energy savings plan with Ameresco there was an email campaign against the proposed plan. In response, Campbell County Judge-executive Steve Pendery has sent out his own e-mail in the wake of the Fiscal Court’s June 2 decision to approve the federally-funded $275,520 project with Ameresco. Pendery said he didn’t want the e-mails sent by others to leave any “unfortunate impressions.” “When we see something that is not accurate we ought to react and let people know what the facts are,” Pendery said. In Pendery’s e-mail, he

explains how the attacks that the contract was not competitively bid were misleading because the county advertised for proposals qualified under Kentucky law to “do comprehensive energy performance evaluations.” According to Pendery’s e-mail: “The request was for engineering work, not for bids by contractors, and the process followed a special Kentucky statute intended for this purpose.” Although Pendery’s email does not mention Erik Hermes, the owner of Hermes Construction in Wilder and a leader of Campbell County’s Tea Party movement, was one of the people sending out e-mails about the Ameresco project. Hermes’ e-mail called out the Fiscal Court for not taking competitive bids and questioned the satisfaction other communities have had using Ameresco in the past. Hermes said while it is true that what the county originally asked for was a

guaranteed energy savings contract, that’s not what was approved. Ameresco originally submitted a plan for a $1.6-million energy efficiency study that was turned down by Fiscal Court. The smaller contract, focusing on light fixture replacements, did not contain an energy savings guarantee. “In his e-mail he’s not being forthright because he didn’t specifically state the contract awarded is not a guaranteed savings contract,” Hermes said of Pendery’s e-mail. Hermes said he also asked the county administrator to include provisions for local contractors in the contract, something that wasn’t always in the Ameresco contract. Hermes said he doesn’t take offense to the e-mail because he’s not mentioned by name. “It’s possible he could be talking about something else,” Hermes said of Pen-

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Pendery’s e-mail The following is Campbell County Judge-executive Steve Pendery’s e-mail to people about the county’s decision on the Ameresco contract: Dear Citizens, Following is a message from Steve Pendery, Judge/Executive. You may have received e-mails recently containing some serious misinformation about an energy saving project the Fiscal Court has been working on for over a year. In order to set the record straight, here are the facts: Federal money became available for energy efficiency work as part of the stimulus package. In order to qualify, the Fiscal Court had to submit a plan to the feds for “County energy efficiency and conservation.” With the idea of satisfying the federal grant requirements, in the summer of 2009 the County advertised a request for proposals that was directed to companies qualified under Kentucky state law to do comprehensive energy performance evaluations. The request was for engineering work, not for bids by contractors, and the

process followed a special Kentucky statute intended for this purpose. Kentucky law lays out a turnkey solution for energy audits like this. Under the law, the firm selected by the Fiscal Court would do evaluations of all county facilities, making detailed recommendations, providing specifications, and if given the go ahead on the work, handling the hiring of the contractors, and supervising their work. The Campbell County Fiscal Court followed the law, hiring one of the few companies qualified with the state to do this work, a company named Ameresco. The Fiscal Court did have the foresight to add a provision to Ameresco’s contract that calls for Ameresco to use its “best efforts” to use contractors and suppliers based in Campbell County, assuming they are qualified and competitive relative to cost. The project ultimately proposed is to use only federal money, and is expected to result in more than $37,000 savings each year (at current utility rates) to the County.

The County will also immediately qualify for Duke Energy rebates of about $10,000. Payback on the federal money is estimated to take only 7 years – and no local money is to be invested in the project. With these facts in mind, the Fiscal Court voted to approve a contract with Ameresco at its June 2nd meeting. To sum up, the Fiscal Court advertised for bids from companies qualified under Kentucky law to supply comprehensive energy performance evaluations, selected such a company, and submitted their name and proposal as our “plan”, in order to qualify for federal money. Local contractors and suppliers were protected by a provision in the contract of the winning bidder. Federal money is being used to produce significant savings for local taxpayers, with no local money being required. I hope you find this information to be useful. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at spendery@campbellcountyky.org or call my office at 859-547-1803.

dery’s e-mail. Mike Combs, a member of the Campbell County School District Board of Education said he’s concerned about some of the questions raised in some of the e-mails that were circulated because adopting

energy efficiency plans is being pushed by Duke Energy. Combs said Campbell County Schools is in the early stages of considering accepting proposals for similar energy savings plans. Since it’s federal money

being spent, public agencies should consider taking and spending the money since Northern Kentucky receives only about a third of tax dollars collected from the federal government back in terms of investment in the community, Combs said.

Fire board election has 5 candidates for one spot The election for one property owner seat on the Alexandria Fire District Board of Trustees features five candidates vying for the seat and a four-year term in office. The election will be at the fire station, 7951 Alexandria Pike, Alexandria, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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SPORTS MEMORABILLIA Flags, Medals, hats, Uniforms, Helmets, Patches, Photos, Bayonets, knives, • Photos Badges, Daggers, U.S. Paratrooper Jackets, Boots, Pants, Insignia, W.A.C. Items • Pre 1960’s Cards • Bobble Heads & Related Items. • Autographs Please No Firearms if Local Ordinance Prohibits.

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NEWPORT HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES Chelsea Adams, Emily Alford, David Barrett, Katherine Bartel, Samantha Bird, Chyna Brown, Ryan Brown, Derrek Browning, Christian Cahill, Sean Carpenter, Jesse Chandler, Alphonso Cogsville, Dacoda Collins, Mark Collins, Amber Cox- Salutatorian, Jennifer Crail, Samantha Cramer, Derick Dieters, Theresa Donnell, Courtney Dunn, Stephanie Edmondson, Tyler Evans, Kirsten Everson, Tierra Feldhaus, Katrina Felty, DaMarkco Foster, Bianca French, Michael Garland, Ieshia Green, Phylandra Griffieth, Sean Gross, Jessica Groves, Felisha Hall, Elijah Hammonds, Keryssa Harrison, Sara Harthun, Jordan Hatfield, Sierra Hensley, Taylor Hocker, Ciara Holt, Sara Hutchison, Quantez Jeffrey, Kezley Jones, Felicia Kammerer, Jody Kammerer, Kaitland Koester, John Kraus, Michael Kroth, Jazzmin Lee, Justin Lewis, Brittany Lloyd, Anthony Luther, Sally Luther, Jasmine Lynch, Zackery Lyons, Christina Manning, Brach

Mason, John McDaniel, Jessica McFarland, Steven McIntosh, Briona McKinnie, Jesse Meadows, Marc Meadows, Olivia Merkle, Anna Miller, Shane Moore, Artis Noel, David Ollis, Devon Opitz, Brent Pearson, Brandon Perry, Ian Plank, Allison Poynter, James Raleigh, Adam Reynolds- Valedictorian, Brittany Rice, Brittany Riley, Emily Rison, Matthew Russell, Scott Samuel, Skyler Schwachter, Robert Seibert, Ryan Seibert, Brittany Shay, Michael Shephard, Cody Short, Eden Simpson, Brandon Sizemore, Chad Sizemore, Timothy Slusher, Anessa Stamper, Nicholas Starns, Daniel Stephens, Joshua Switzer, Justin Terry, Caitlyn Thompson, Kimberly Thompson, Salem Thompson, Kenneth Trimble, Brandon Tucker, Njemile Upshaw, Jessica Urz, David Usleaman, Corey Van Dyne, Torrie Watkins, Dustin Wollam, Kristian Wooten, Carrie Wright.

NEWPORT CENTRAL CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES

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Read, pray, play

“Read, pray and play,” was the message of the day. After a day of outdoor activity in traditional Olympic Day fashion, the students had time to cool down and give thanks for a wonderful school year. Father Gerry Reinersman led the students and faculty in a prayer service at the end of their last day. Shown: Spencer Pangallo and Michael Vogt race in the Olympic day activities at St. Joseph, Cold Spring.

Bethany Rae Abplanalp, Jennifer Nicole Allen, Katie Marie Allen, Tyler James Michael Allen, Elizabeth Marie Amend, Kellen Robert Arlinghaus, Erin Marie Barrett, Scott Charles Becker, Aric Stephen Beer, Kimberly Christine Bihl, Matthew Charles Blanchet, Daniel Norbert Bowman, Brittany Nicole Boyle, Joseph Patrick Brennan, Shae Mary Brennan, Samuel J. Bricking, David Andrew Broering, Garrett Joseph Brown, Derek Thomas Burton, Catherine Marie Butts, Elizabeth Marie Canafax, Katherine Mary Collier, Joseph Thomas Collopy, Molly Addison Connor, Benjamin Jeffrey Cooney, Lawrence Joseph Dettmer, Connor Paul Devoto, Cynthia Marie Dill, Timothy Brian Dunn, Paul Francis Eviston, Sarah Elizabeth Farney, Jessica Franklin, Sarah Marie Goetz, Mark Brian Grant Jr, Elizabeth Katherine Grothaus, Olivia Rose Guth, Kristopher Raymond Guthier, Lindsay Marie Hardebeck, Kaitlyn Elizabeth Herms, Brian Gregory Hogle, Anna Mary Howard, Abigail Lynn Johnson, Nolan Andrew Johnson, Olivia Sue Johnson, Clint Evan Kappesser, Maggie Lynne Kohrs, Mitchell Alexander Kohrs, Matthew Stephen Krieg, Elizabeth Catherine Kroger, Jacob Alan Kruer, Sara Lynn Lambert, Tyler John Lampe, Jared David Leick, Michael William Leopold II, Cole Patrick Little,

Julie Ann Long, Allison Paige Lonneman, Natalie Ann Ludwig, Daniel Robert Merrill, Adam Joseph Meyer, Shaun Patrick Meyer, Dominic Vincent James Millard, Kyle Kenneth Moore, Zachary Michael Mullikin, Kimberly Anne Neises, Jordan Elizabeth Marlow Neltner, Chelsea Elizabeth Owens, Grant James Pangallo, Bridgette Nicole Parr, Ashley Charlotte Piller, Shawn Michael Pope, Kevin Jeffrey Prigge, Kevon Tyler Reis, Brittany Christine Romito, Anna Elizabeth Rudolph, Zachariah Joseph Russell, Tyler Anthony Ryan, Courtney Nicole Sandfoss, Mackenzie Lynne Schabell, Derek Thomas Schmidt, Erik Anthony Schout, Thomas Joseph Schowalter Jr., Frannie Ann Schultz, Amy Rebecca Schwarber, Nathan Joseph Seibert, Austin Jordan Siemer, Jacob C. Smith, Michael Thomas Smith, Nicholas Victor Speier, Lauren Steffen, Andrew Michael Stegner, Caitlyn Sturgil, Jodi Lynn Sweeney, Mariah Christine Tabor, Tyler Ward Tackett, Trisha Lynn Taylor, Adam J. Ulbricht, Philip Joseph Wagner, Sierra Renee Walker, Bradley James Weick, Kristine Marie Westcott, Erin Jennifer Weyer, Alexander Wiedeman, Jayme Leeann Wischer, Brendon Thomas Woodruff, Bernard “Bernie” Wright, Monica Elizabeth Youtsey.

DAYTON HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES Jennifer Michelle Ackerson, Brandlynn Michelle Asher, Tiffany Renee Becker, Shonn Lee Bowden, Robert Jordan Breitenstein, Tiffany Lee Brossart, Derrick Deshaun Buchanan, John Kurtis Burgin, Anthony Vincent Cadle, Claressa Marie Centers, Robert Patrick Collins, Tiffany Michelle Collins, Kristie Ann Golden Combs, Shannon Rose Couch, Samantha M. Dearwester, Allison Leigh Dilts, Michael Lee Durham, Shawn M. Eastin, Courtney Lynne Fite, Jacquelyn Michelle Gerwe, Jordon Michael Gross, Kendra Dolores Harris, Craig S. Herndon Jr., Robin S. Hurtt, Randall Thomas Iles, James Michael Jones, April Marie Kappes, Gregory Douglas Kraft, Christina Marie Lella, Christian Dane

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Tyler Malay, and Maddie Enginger look on as Cody Orth hands off the water soaked sponge to Claire Schmidt in the Water Relay during Olympic Day at St. Joseph, Cold Spring.

Lewallen, Connor Scott Lewis, Tyler Lee Lovell, Timothy Aaron Lee Massey, Andrew Michael Mealor, Mark A. Melford, Marla Michelle Nichols, TaLisa Renee Ohmer, John West Pentz III, Karl Christian Pollitt, Samantha Lee Powell, Brandi Lynn Ramey, Jacob T. Schaser, Abraham Thomas Schoultheis, Jennifer Marie Schoultheis, Patrick Adam Schwierjohann, Rachel Marie Schwierjohann, Jesse E. Simons, Adam Jeffery Skedel, Shawn Douglas Stephens, Brandon William Thornton, Kelsey Renee Trimnell, Kyle Martin Nelson Tucker, Michael Austen Tucker, Dakota Thomas Turner, Randee Lee Wildeboer, Axl Christapher David Williams, Kelly Jean Williams.

BELLEVUE HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES Bethany Sue Adkins; Sara M. Apted; Sean P. Ashley; Christopher A. Baird; Alicia M. Ball; Amanda Lauren Ballman; Rodney Lee Brock; Richard A. Buckler, Shelby E. Carelock; Jacob L. Carpenter; Devin Jean Daley; Shalisa R. Davis; Mitchell James Dawn; Nicole M. Dean; Elijah P. De- Bruler; Opal Royce Decker; Tad Anthony Dougherty; Dwayne K. Durbin; Eriel Esparza; Nicholas R. Evans, Joseph Raymond Fessler; Courtney Elana Fiedler; Jessica Jennell Fitch; Rebecca Lee Fleek; Gregory D. Fleissner; Kelsey L. Frazier; Kristy A. Frazier; Emily J. Fultz; Cassie Marie Glancy, Christopher Anthony Hamblin; Karissa Nicole Hamblin; Keisha Mae Hammons;

Kyle Zachery Hauser; Alex M. Hegge; Ashley Nicole Hibbard; Brittany Ann Hibbard; Marquez Pete Jones; Kodi A. Kaelin; Catherine Ann- Marie Kessen, Austin T. Lay; Travis Myron Steven Lyvers; Kyle Lee Malone; Rebecca L. McIntosh; Rene Corinne Meister; Ronnie McIntosh Michel; Tori E. Moore; Chelsea R. Morgan; Rachel Cecillia Morris, Anthony N. Piper; Michael R. Rankin; Marcus A. Reynolds; Noel R. Rowland; Alicia N. Stull; James William Sullivan; Chad A. Thompson; Kayla Lynn Vires; Molly E. Williams; Richard J. Wills; Chelsi Leigh Workman; Michael G. Young III.

SILVER GROVE GRADUATES Kelly Michele Black, Justen Brandon Denham, Ian Andrew Doyle, Michael Quinton Gindele, Krista Lynn Govan, Kayla Michelle Kane, Richard Kenneth Moore Jr., Jeffrey

Steven Morris Jr., Alicia Marie Reinersman, Austin Anthony Sandfoss, Roman Christopher Sapp, Ryan William Vogel, Gabrielle Nicole Waldeck, Kasey Nicole Yelton.

TMC to hold open house

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Fourth-grader Logan Enxel watches as his teacher Terri Shields catches her water balloon in the Olympic Day competition at St. Joseph.

High school students can learn more about the admissions process at Thomas More College’s Summer Preview Night Wednesday, July 21. The event kicks off at 5:30 p.m. with a cookout on the Holbrook Student Center Lawn, followed by admissions, financial aid and student life information sessions and a campus tour.

Thomas More faculty members from each department, student life representatives and financial aid and admissions counselors will be available to speak one-on-one with guests. Students interested in attending are encouraged to RSVP through the Thomas More College website at www.thomasmore.edu or by calling 344-3332.


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COLLEGE CORNER Alexandria residents named to dean’s list at Morehead State

Tyler J. Carver, Brittanie S. Cook, Julie E. Lang, Teresa Ann Lang, Paige L. Oldendick, Brittany A. Peters, Andrea Dey Sinclair, Elizabeth Ann Waymeyer and Cassandra L. Weinel, all of Alexandria, recently made the dean’s list for the 2010 spring semester at Morehead State University. To be named to the list, a student must be enrolled on a full-time basis and achieve at least a 3.5 grade point average on a 4.0 scale for the current semester. For information about the school, visit www.moreheadstate.edu.

Bellarmine University dean’s list

Amanda Salzer of Newport has been named to the dean’s list for the 2010 spring semester at Bellarmine University. The dean’s list recognizes students who receive a grade point average of 3.5 or above on a 4.0 scale. For information about the school, visit www.bellarmine.edu.

Baldwin Wallace College dean’s list

Nicholas Smith of Fort Thomas has been named to the dean’s list for the 2010 spring semester at Baldwin Wallace College. The dean’s list recognizes students who receive a grade point average of 3.5 or above on a 4.0 scale. For information about the school, visit www.bw.edu.

for the 2009-10 academic year. The President’s Honor Roll recognizes student-athletes who achieved a 3.3 cumulative grade point average while competing in intercollegiate athletics. Among those receiving the honor is Shannon O’Leary of Melbourne. O’Leary is a freshman Elementary Education major and a member of the track and field team.

Mount St. Joseph’s dean’s list

Alan deCourcy, D.Mn., chief academic officer and dean of the faculty at the College of Mount St. Joseph, has announced the Dean’s List for the 2010 spring semester. To achieve the dean’s list, a student must earn a minimum 3.50 grade point average on a 4.00 scale while enrolled with a minimum of 6 credit hours. There are 669 students who achieved dean’s list. Included on the dean’s list from Campbell County are: Lesa Anderson of Alexandria, Alex Brummett of Alexandria, Alexandria Patterson of Alexandria, Connie Schultz of Alexandria, Shannon Lantz of Newport, Christi Sarge of Southgate, Edward Sarge of Southgate, Benjamin Parr of Bellevue, Shelley Blanchet of Dayton, Nathan Dilts of Dayton, Matthew Grosserb of Fort Thomas, Paula Manning of Fort Thomas, Lorel Studer of

Fort Thomas, Julie Van Curen of Fort Thomas, and Mary Smith of Cold Spring.

Centre College dean’s list

Area students have been named to the winter/spring dean’s list at Centre College, an honor reserved for students who maintain at least a 3.60 grade point average. • Zach Bechtle is the son of Terry and Mavis Bechtle of Fort Thomas. He is a graduate of Highlands High School. • Elizabeth Donelan is the daughter of Pat and Lisa Donelan of Fort Thomas. She is a graduate of Highlands High School. • Michael Georgilis is the son of George and Linda Georgilis of Fort Thomas. He is a graduate of Highlands High School. • Lauren McCafferty is the daughter of Stephen and Renee McCafferty of Newport. She is a graduate of Newport Central Catholic High School. • Joey McGill is the son of Thomas and Patti McGill of Fort Thomas. He is a graduate of Highlands High School. • Kenneth McMahon is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Michael McMahon of Fort Thomas. He is a graduate of Highlands High School. • Blair Murphy is the daughter of Deborah Kittner and William Murphy, both of Fort Thomas. She is a graduate of Highlands High School.

• Shannon Wofford is the daughter of James and Pamela Wofford of Fort Thomas. She is a graduate of Highlands High School. • Corwyn Wyatt is the son of Jeffrey and Melissa Wyatt of Fort Thomas. He is a graduate of Highlands High School.

Dean’s award at EKU

Lauren Elizabeth Keaton and Andrew Joseph Stump, both of Alexandria, were recently named recipients of the dean’s award for the 2010 spring semester at Eastern Kentucky University. To earn the dean’s award, students must achieve dean’s list honors at EKU for three semesters, not necessarily consecutive. A lapel pin is presented to students by the dean of their academic college. For information about the school, visit www.eku.edu.

EKU graduates

Michelle J. Russell of Cold Spring, John E. Neufarth of Fort Thomas, Diane Marie Schulenberg of Fort Thomas, Alex J. Henegar of Alexandria and Steven M. Thomas of Alexandria were recently recognized as graduates of Eastern Kentucky University. The new degree holders join more than 120,000 Eastern alumni in Kentucky and across the United States. For information about the school, visit www.eku.edu.

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TMC holds open house for students High school students preparing for or in the midst of their college search can learn more about the admissions process at Thomas More College’s Summer Preview Night Wednesday, July 21. The event kicks off at 5:30 p.m. with a cookout on the Holbrook Student Center Lawn, followed by admissions, financial aid and student life information sessions and a campus tour. Preview Night is open to students and families at any stage of the college search process. Information sessions will address various topics, including when to

take the ACT/SAT, the importance of the individual campus visit, securing institutional and external financial aid, and the value of getting involved on college campuses. Thomas More faculty members from each department, student life representatives and financial aid and admissions counselors will be available to speak one-on-one with guests. Students interested in attending are encouraged to RSVP through the Thomas More College website at www.thomasmore.edu or by calling (859) 344-3332.

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Campbell County High School graduates of 1990 are holding their 20th year class reunion Saturday, July 17, 2010 at the Syndicate in Newport. The cost is $50 per person for appetizers, drinks and music. For more information, call 859-512-6213 or visit Facebook “CCHS Class of 1990 Reunion.” The Syndicate is located at 18 East 5th Street.

Walton Verona High School graduates of 1985 are holding their 25th year class reunion Saturday, Sept. 11, 2010. For more information, contact Kevin Flynn at 859-485-6128 or e-mail kbflynn@insightbb.com.

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Bellarmine University’s president’s honor roll

Bellarmine University has named 224 student-athletes to the President’s Honor Roll

SILVER GROVE GRADUATES Kelly Michele Black, Justen Brandon Denham, Ian Andrew Doyle, Michael Quinton Gindele, Krista Lynn Govan, Kayla Michelle Kane, Richard Kenneth Moore Jr., Jeffrey Steven Morris Jr., Alicia Marie Reinersman, Austin Anthony Sandfoss, Roman Christopher Sapp, Ryan William Vogel, Gabrielle Nicole Waldeck, Kasey Nicole Yelton.

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Gateway offers new energy programs Gateway Community and Technical College has started offering an energy utility technician certificate that can be completed in less than one year and qualifies students to become an entry-level technician at utility companies. The 19-credit-hour course of study includes an opportunity for an apprenticeship and offers stu-

dents real-life experience working with bucket trucks and climbing utility poles. Courses teach aspects of utility operation, line maintenance, underground operations, substation operations, transmission distribution and how to stay safe on the job. All courses are offered after 5 p.m. weekdays and Saturdays.

The certificate can be applied toward an associate in applied science degree in electrical or industrial maintenance technology. Workforce Investment Act funding is available for students who quality. For further information, contact the Florence One Stop at 859-371-0808 or the Covington One Stop at 859-292-

6666. Gateway offers additional training opportunities aimed at energy careers. These include the voice and data wiring installer certificate, as well as courses in energy efficiency and auditing, solar/photovoltaic systems, wind energy technologies and outside plant technologies.

For details about the Energy Utility Technician Certificate, visit www.gateway.kctcs.edu and search “Energy Certificate” or contact Meichtry, Yvonne. meichtry@kctcs.edu, 859-4424190. Students can apply now for admission to the program; fall classes begin Aug. 16.

BISHOP BROSSART HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES Jordan Michael William Armstrong, Jason Anthony Arnold, Jamie Margaret Baird, Rachel Marie Bankemper, Jessica Lynn Bartlett, Tyler Thomas Batsche, Paige Christine Baynum, Edward Daniel Beckelhymer, Jenna Marie Bezold, Adam Tyler Birkenhauer, Patricia Renae Bode, Christopher Kenneth Bowman, Nathan Francis Brugger, Abraham Clayton Buechel, Johnathan Patrick Callahan, Seth

Logan Carson, John Michael Cooper, Alexander Louis Crawford, Sean Patrick Crowley, Jonathan Scott Cummins, Sara Ann Cuthrell, Anastasia Rosemary Dischar, Kaitlyn Marie Dischar, PJ Nolan Doyen, Anna Marie Dykes, Jake Patrick Eisenman, Eric Francis Enzweiler, Gabrielle Elizabeth Enzweiler, Kristen Elizabeth Erskine, Alyssa Marie Evans, Jack Mason Fessler, Justin Michael Fis-

chesser, Rachael Diane Fusting, Jay William Futscher, David Michael Greis, Sarah Michelle Groeschen, Spencer James Groeschen, Nicholas Alexander Hanneken, Emma Eileen Hartig, Meagan Leigh Hasl, Gina Anne Marie Heim, Kyra Elizabeth Hickman, Anna Christine Hollmann, Erin Jane Holtz, Tanner Wayne Huber, Krista Marie Kennedy, Allen Norbert Kramer, Benjamin Richard

Kroger, Eric Matthew LeMaster, Brett Robert Lockman, Joseph John Martin, Julia Marie Martin, Molly Elizabeth McLaughlin, Clay Charles Mefford, Ryan James Morrison, Justin Edward Morscher, Samuel Robert Phillips, Andrea Nicole Pitzer, Stephen Michael Popovich, Anna Rose Poston, Michael Joseph Rebholz, Brady Patrick Reilly, Christopher Lee Reynolds, Jacob Michael Rieger,

Katti Ellen Roth, Abigail Leigh Ruberg, Emily Marie Sanker, Michael Christopher Schirmer, Tanner Davis Schmidt, Emily Jacqueline Margaret Schubert, Erick Steven Schwartz, Kearria Danielle South, Ryan William Stadtmiller, Anthony Joseph Steffen, Amanda Margaret Stump, Maxwell Dane Sulken, Halie Marie Sweeney, AmyLynn Tiefermann, Robert Hayden Tieman, Craig

Matthew Todd, Hannah Lemoise Uthe, Mark Francis Vater, Chelsea Elizabeth Verst, Jordan David Verst, Michael David Villareal, John Robert Walerius, Kathleen Rose Walz, Tessa Annette Walz, Karah Marie Webster, Allison Marysa Wehrman, Michael Joseph Whitford Jr., Alex Michael Wolfe, Emmalyne Davina Marie Wyatt.

NEWPORT CENTRAL CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES Bethany Rae Abplanalp, Jennifer Nicole Allen, Katie Marie Allen, Tyler James Michael Allen, Elizabeth Marie Amend, Kellen Robert Arlinghaus, Erin Marie Barrett, Scott Charles Becker, Aric Stephen Beer, Kimberly Christine Bihl, Matthew Charles Blanchet, Daniel Norbert Bowman, Brittany Nicole Boyle, Joseph Patrick Brennan, Shae Mary Brennan, Samuel J. Bricking, David Andrew Broering, Garrett Joseph Brown,

Derek Thomas Burton, Catherine Marie Butts, Elizabeth Marie Canafax, Katherine Mary Collier, Joseph Thomas Collopy, Molly Addison Connor, Benjamin Jeffrey Cooney, Lawrence Joseph Dettmer, Connor Paul Devoto, Cynthia Marie Dill, Timothy Brian Dunn, Paul Francis Eviston, Sarah Elizabeth Farney, Jessica Franklin, Sarah Marie Goetz, Mark Brian Grant Jr, Elizabeth Katherine Grothaus, Olivia Rose Guth,

Kristopher Raymond Guthier, Lindsay Marie Hardebeck, Kaitlyn Elizabeth Herms, Brian Gregory Hogle, Anna Mary Howard, Abigail Lynn Johnson, Nolan Andrew Johnson, Olivia Sue Johnson, Clint Evan Kappesser, Maggie Lynne Kohrs, Mitchell Alexander Kohrs, Matthew Stephen Krieg, Elizabeth Catherine Kroger, Jacob Alan Kruer, Sara Lynn Lambert, Tyler John Lampe, Jared David Leick, Michael William Leopold II, Cole Patrick Little,

Julie Ann Long, Allison Paige Lonneman, Natalie Ann Ludwig, Daniel Robert Merrill, Adam Joseph Meyer, Shaun Patrick Meyer, Dominic Vincent James Millard, Kyle Kenneth Moore, Zachary Michael Mullikin, Kimberly Anne Neises, Jordan Elizabeth Marlow Neltner, Chelsea Elizabeth Owens, Grant James Pangallo, Bridgette Nicole Parr, Ashley Charlotte Piller, Shawn Michael Pope, Kevin Jeffrey Prigge, Kevon Tyler

Reis, Brittany Christine Romito, Anna Elizabeth Rudolph, Zachariah Joseph Russell, Tyler Anthony Ryan, Courtney Nicole Sandfoss, Mackenzie Lynne Schabell, Derek Thomas Schmidt, Erik Anthony Schout, Thomas Joseph Schowalter Jr., Frannie Ann Schultz, Amy Rebecca Schwarber, Nathan Joseph Seibert, Austin Jordan Siemer, Jacob C. Smith, Michael Thomas Smith, Nicholas Victor Speier, Lauren Stef-

fen, Andrew Michael Stegner, Caitlyn Sturgil, Jodi Lynn Sweeney, Mariah Christine Tabor, Tyler Ward Tackett, Trisha Lynn Taylor, Adam J. Ulbricht, Philip Joseph Wagner, Sierra Renee Walker, Bradley James Weick, Kristine Marie Westcott, Erin Jennifer Weyer, Alexander Wiedeman, Jayme Leeann Wischer, Brendon Thomas Woodruff, Bernard “Bernie” Wright, Monica Elizabeth Youtsey.

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The largest furniture and bedding Remerchandising Relinquishment ever to take place in Florence history is now underway at J & L Furniture & Design Center. ALL ORDERED SOLD!!! TIME HAS RUN OUT. Every piece of furniture and every set of bedding in our showroom has been ORDERED SOLD! Wall to wall. Nothing held back in this gigantic Remerchandising Relinquishment. Choose from Famous Brand Names you know and trust. Choose from the largest selection of furniture and bedding and save more than you would ever expect. Every living room suite, dining room suite and every bedroom suite, along with every recliner, swivel rocker, wingback chair, bunk bed and every set of bedding...priced to sell on the spot! Our loss is your gain. It’s all ORDERED SOLD!!! TIME HAS RUN OUT! Financing is available. Cash really talks! It’s the largest furniture and bedding disposal ever to take place in this area.

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Muench at Marietta

Corryn Muench, a Newport Central Catholic High School graduate, recently completed her second season with the Marietta College women’s track and field team. Muench, a sophomore, earned All-OAC honors after helping Marietta post victories in both the 4x100 meter Relay and 4x400 meter Relay at the 2010 OAC Outdoor Championship. The Pioneers also provisionally qualified for the 2010 NCAA Division III Outdoor Championship in both events. Seventh-year Head Coach Derek Stanley guided the Pioneers to their best-ever finish at the 2010 OAC Indoor Championship. Keyed by 15 All-OAC performances and one OAC champion, the women placed second and the men took fifth. Marietta’s women then matched their runner-up finish and the men placed eighth at the 2010 OAC Outdoor Championship. The Pioneers won six event titles and had 10 AllOAC performances during the outdoor championship. Ten student-athletes – two indoors and eight outdoors – also qualified for the national championship meet.

NKU home to Elite Eight

Northern Kentucky University has been selected as the site for the 2012 and 2013 NCAA Division II men’s basketball Elite Eight. NKU will host the event inside The Bank of Kentucky Center in Highland Heights. The Bank of Kentucky Center is a 9,400-seat facility that opened in 2008. The NCAA Division II Elite Eight features the winners of the nation’s eight regions in men’s basketball. Next year’s event will be held in Springfield, Mass., followed by a two-year stay in Highland Heights, Ky. From 1995-2000, the NCAA Division II Elite Eight for men’s basketball was held in Louisville, Ky., inside the Commonwealth Convention Center. NKU advanced to the national championship games in both 1996 and ‘97 while the event was hosted in Louisville. NKU is a member of the Great Lakes Valley Conference and competes in the Midwest Region.

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Northern Kentucky University golfer Danny Lewis added to his postseason honors with a selection to the PING AllAmerica second team, according to the Golf Coaches Association of America. Lewis, a junior from Morrow, Ohio, was one of three Great Lakes Valley Conference golfers selected to the All-America team, including Seth Fair of Indianapolis and Bryan Ratterman of Bellarmine. Lewis also was honored as a part of the PING AllMidwest Region Team. Lewis led NKU with a 72.97 scoring average in 29 rounds during the 2009-2010 season. Lewis took the medal at two separate events this season. He shot a season-low 67 to follow a first-round 68 to win the Great Lakes Regional Invitational Sept. 20 and Sept. 21, and he took the medal at the Great Lakes Valley Conference Championships by four strokes. His performance also helped NKU capture the team title at the GLVC Championships for the third time in the last five seasons. The award marks the first time an NKU golfer has been named an All-American since David Shearer and Mark Krahe were selected as honorable mention All-Americans in 2006. Lewis is ranked as the No. 3 player in the Midwest Region and the No. 22 player in all of NCAA Division II.

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McDole ends baseball career with honors

By James Weber jweber@nky.com

Evan McDole is spending his summer trying to squeeze as much baseball into his life before the next phase kicks in. McDole, a 2005 Bishop Brossart High School graduate, recently earned his diploma McDole from Northern Kentucky University, where he just finished an outstanding career on the diamond and a degree in accounting. The numbers of bank statements will soon replace batting averages and wages will replace walks when McDole starts work at the Grant Thornton accounting firm in Cincinnati Oct. 4. Until then, McDole is studying for his CPA exam while working at NKU’s summer baseball camps. Despite being one of the best hitters in NKU history, McDole did not get much in the way of professional baseball offers. NKU had two pitchers, Kevin Jordan and Jason Cisper, taken in the major league entry draft earlier this month. “I’m just studying and enjoying life,” McDole said. “I never really got the opportunity (to play pro). No one was talking to me all year, but I’ve got a good backup plan. I’m excited to start this phase in my life.” McDole hit .347 this year with six home runs, 65 runs batted in and 51 runs scored, helping NKU to its third straight trip to the NCAA Division II tournament with a 43-17 record. He ended his career with

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NKU’s Evan McDole hits the ball in a 2009 game. the school’s career records in walks and doubles and tied for the career mark in RBI with 174. He was Great Lakes Valley Conference Player of the Year as a junior and helped the team to two conference titles. He won the ABCA Gold Glove award last year. “I enjoyed winning the GLVC title back to back,” he said. “Those seasons were really special Those were moments I’ll look back and enjoy, helping my school win.” This year, McDole was the male recipient of the 2009-10 Richard F. Scharf Paragon Award, which is

given annually to the top male and female studentathletes in the Great Lakes Valley Conference. The Paragon Award is based upon academic excellence, athletic ability and achievement, character and leadership. He became the third NKU male to win the award, the first in 10 years. “That was another great honor, because it was athletics and academics,” he said. “It was nice to know that all the effort I put into the classroom gets recognized.” On top of that, he was recently named the GLVC Scholar-Athlete of the Year.

NKU softball player Rose Broderick (Oak Hills) won the female league honor. McDole is a four-time academic all-GLVC selection and two-time Academic AllAmerican. McDole had a cumulative grade-point average of 3.816. On campus, McDole has participated in Kids Night Out and is a Halloween Hoopla Leader. He has also donated his time in the community by making visits to the Children’s Hospital and serving as a reader at Mary Queen of Heaven Elementary School. McDole is also a Friend of Jaclyn team leader and a Caring

Bridge participant. “If I were to put together an All-Decade team, he would probably be my first choice,” NKU head coach Todd Asalon said last year. “He is just good on and off the field. That is what you look for in a ballplayer.” McDole will look to enjoy this summer while saying goodbye to NKU. “Being around the game and my teammates every day,” he said. “Every day was a blast to go to practice or the game. We had a bunch of good guys on the team. Having to wake up early and go to work will be a little different.”

Brossart juniors all-state in softball By James Weber jweber@nky.com

Bishop Brossart High School junior pitcher Alicia Miller and junior catcher Lindsay Griffith were named to the 2010 honorable mention all-state team by the Kentucky Fast Pitch Softball Coaches Association. Brossart head coach/athletic director Mel Webster said the all-state team is usually predominantly seniors. Miller finished the season 25-9, with a 0.81 ERA and a school record 10 shutouts. Griffith batted .500 while knocking home 47 runs and collecting 21 extra base hits. Griffith had a seasonhigh six RBI against St. Patrick and enters her senior year with 86 for her career. Miller struck out a season-high 13 twice this year against Boone County and Silver Grove. Bishop Brossart, the topranked team in Northern Kentucky this year, finished 28-9. “We are very proud of Alicia and Lindsay and look forward to them having a great senior season,” Webster said. “They are the first players to ever earn this honor for our program. They are two very deserving young ladies who repre-

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Alicia Miller (left) and Lindsay Griffith were honorable mention all-state in softball. sent us with hard work, dedication and class.” Seniors were Paige Baynum, Jenna Bezold, Erin

Holtz, Krista Kennedy and Emily Schubert, Paige Baynum hit .384 this year. Jenna Bezold bat-

ted .336 with 30 RBI. Molly Williams hit .379 and Krista Kennedy .323. Schubert started and hit .245.

Bezold ended her career with 98 RBI and a .359 average. Baynum had 54 career stolen bases.


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CCHS starts athletic hall of fame As Campbell County High School prepares for the 100th graduating class to enter this fall, it is also looking back at the success of those who have come before. To honor many of those students, the school has instituted an Athletics Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame is a memorial to the outstanding athletes and coaches who, through their athletic achievements, have brought honor to themselves, their school and the community.

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Incoming Newport Central Catholic senior Jake Cain swings the bat during the Kentucky Colonels’ 10-4 win in their opening game of their annual home tournament June 17 at St. Henry.

SIDELINES Volleyball camp

The Northern Kentucky Ohio Volleyball Club, based at Town and Country Sports Complex in Wilder, is conducting programs designed to prepare the volleyball athlete and coach for their school try-outs in July and August. • Volleyball Boot Camp, scheduled for Friday, July 9, through Sunday, July 11, will teach all skills instruction and drilling, game situation drilling and intensity and endurance training. Cost is $85 and covers all three days of training, a T-shirt, skills evaluation and hints for a successful tryout for all levels. • The Coaching Series is 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sunday, July 11. The series is a comprehensive approach to training the core skills in volleyball. Coaches will leave with a higher level of confidence that they know how to teach and correct fundamental skills used in volleyball. Cost is $25 per person; three coaches from the same school costs $20 each. Registration deadline is July 10. Register online at nkyvc.com.

Baseball tryouts

The Kentucky Colonels are having tryouts for their 16U 2011 team on Saturdays and Sundays, Aug. 7-8 and Aug. 14-15, at St. Henry High School. Saturday times are from 9:30 a.m.

to 1:30 p.m. with registration starting at 9 a.m. Sunday times are from 1:15-3:30 p.m. with registration starting 1 p.m. Eligible players cannot turn 17 before May 1, 2011. The 18U 2011 tryouts are Aug. 78, and Aug. 14-15. Saturday times are from 1:30 to 5:30 p.m. with registration starting at 1:15 and Sunday times are from 3:30-5:30 p.m. with registration starting 3:15 p.m. Eligible players cannot turn 19 before May 1, 2011. For further information call Walt 859-512-7063 or Denny 859-2402136 or click on Tryouts at www.kentuckycolonelsbaseball.com or e-mail d_taney@yahoo.com.

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The purpose of the Hall of Fame is

• Recognize and honor the great athletes and coaches who have brought success and positive attention to Campbell County High School. • Establish in the hearts of our youth a motivating influence to excel in athletics. • Foster price, preserve good sportsmanship, scholarship, and citizenship in our school, city, and community.

Campbell County senior Zak Koeninger (middle) signs to play football for Pikeville College May 26. With him are parents, Sheri and Mark.

By James Weber jweber@nky.com

Zak Koeninger’s senior football season was cut short after just three games because of a knee injury. He will get a chance for more football as the Campbell County High School senior signed to play for Pikeville College May 26. The linebacker/offensive lineman will start out on the defensive line at Pikeville. Pikeville, an NAIA school, went 3-8 last season. “They were a little bit hesitant about recruiting me, but they were impressed with what they saw in my swimming and my rehab,” he said.

Koeninger was part of the Camel swimming team this past season. He plans to major in

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N. Kentucky Swim League opens 2010 season The remainder of the 2010 schedule:

By James Weber jweber@nky.com

The Northern Kentucky Swim League opened up action last week. Here are Week 1 results that were reported at press time.

Fort Thomas vs. Five Seasons:

Diving: Not reported. Triple winners: Five Seasons (Ian Brann, Calvin Scheper, Madeleine Vonderhaar, Mitch Frey, Olivia Kuykendall). Fort Thomas (Phillip Englert, Taylor Ford).

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Rose Jr. named hitting coach By Adam Kiefaber akiefaber@nky.com

The Florence Freedom announced Sunday, June 20, it hired Pete Rose Jr. as its new hitting coach. Previously, Rose Jr. was the manager for the Florence Freedom for a fourgame period in 2004. According to him, this is “technically” his first coaching job in professional baseball. Currently, Rose Jr. provides private hitting lessons for high school and other ballplayers in Fairfield, Ohio. He also has volunteered his time in the past to help the Freedom hitters. “We’re thrilled to bring in Petey to be our hitting coach,” Florence Free-

dom manager Toby Rumfield said. “He’s been by voluntarily before to work with our guys and they’ve been really receptive. He’s going to be a great addition.” Rumfield and Rose Jr. have been friends ever since they roomed together as members of the Chattanooga Lookouts in 1997. Ironically, the year Rumfield and Rose Jr. roomed together, was Rose Jr.’s best in professional baseball. That season, Rose Jr. had a .308 batting average, slugged 25 home runs and had 98 runs batted in for Chattanooga before getting a September call-up to the big leagues. That year, Rose Jr. played in 11

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Vote for Barkley

You may have heard About letters & columns of Tona Barkley We welcome your comments on editorials, because she and her columns, stories or other topics important to you in husband, John Harrod, The Community Recorder. Include your name, are local musicians who address and phone number(s) so we may verify your perform throughout the letter. Letters of 200 or fewer words and columns of 500 or fewer words have the best chance of being region. Another reason you published. All submissions may be edited for length, may know her is accuracy and clarity. Deadline: Noon Monday because she is on the E-mail: mshaw@community ballot to serve as a press.com director of Owen ElecFax: 283-7285. tric Cooperative. U.S. mail: See box below We have known Letters, columns and articles submitted to The Tona for over 30 years. Community Recorder may be published or She is an intelligent, distributed in print, electronic or other forms. hardworking and honHigh School. Voting is from 4:30 est person. She retired from KET in Lexing- to 7 p.m. We hope you will give her a ton and has the time, energy and interest to serve the members of chance to bring fresh ideas to our our electric co-op and help Owen rural electric cooperative. Gray and Jean Zeitz Electric as it moves into the future. Sawdridge Creek We are voting for Tona this Friday, June 25, at Grant County Owenton

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How do you plan to spend your summer? “Visit parents (87 years old) in Philadelphia, drive to Williamsburg to attend a three-day tax education seminar (I’m a CPA). My wife will fly in on Friday and we will explore Williamsburg and the Blue Ridge Parkway for a week. Fly to Orlando to attend five-day IRS seminar and fly to Tanzania for a wildlife photo safari for 3 weeks at the end of August. In between, lots of walking and ‘honey dos.’” FSD “I’ve been retired for a long time now (nearly 20 years), and have been away from the threeday/week part-time job I held for about six years. “Old fogeys like me don’t see much of a change in our activities when summer rolls around. So my routine will remain pretty much the same. “We really can’t afford much travel, but I’m OK with that. So I’ll keep doing what I already do: helping my wife with the household stuff she did for years (cooking, laundry, etc.), corresponding with friends and family, working out, helping our daughter with her two little ones, and enjoying leisure time in our yard or patio with our great neighbors.” Bill B. “Our daughter is getting married here in Cincinnati this Saturday. We are having a brunch Sunday for out-of-town family and friends. As soon as the brunch is over we’re heading up north to our Michigan cottage for a week of R&R (recovery and rehabilitation) – and hopefully cooler weather! “Our typical summer is spent back and forth between projects around the house here and time spent at the cottage. Very relaxing and well worth the long drive.” M.M. “Plan to spend it enjoying the kids, the great Cincinnati summer and all the things to do around here locally instead of a big family vacation. Looking forward to rediscovering all the great things this city has to offer, including time with your family.” C.J.G.

“We usually take our vacation in the spring before it get’s to hot, other than a trip to Coney Island on Price Hill Day and maybe a visit to River Downs to bet on the ponies we will just enjoy a dip in the backyard pool.” L.S.

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Owen needs new leadership As customers of Owen Electric, we are also its owners. We are also owners of East Kentucky Power (EKPC), the cooperative that generates our electricity. We are one of 16 distribution co-ops in central and eastern Kentucky that jointly own EKPC. EKPC is mismanaged both by its top staff and its board, which is made up of representatives from the 16 distribution co-ops. These are the conclusions of a management audit that the Kentucky Public Service Commission required EKPC to have. To boil it down, EKPC has created a mess. One result is that our electric rates are higher than surrounding utilities, and that’s likely to get worse because EKPC has not been addressing the underlying problems. In fact, EKPC just asked for another rate increase. EKPC’s approach to “fixing” the problems is only making things worse-and putting the coop at ever increasing financial risk. Either continuously rising rates or the financial collapse of EKPC will jeopardize our region’s economic health, our jobs and our competitiveness with surrounding areas. The auditors pointed out that

EKPC hasn’t responded effectively to their recommendations or those of several previous reviews going back almost a decade. Because Tona Barkley of this, the audirecommendCommunity tors ed that “The disRecorder tribution cooperguest atives ... should columnist take the initiative now to change direction. ... Such a review must be ... from the member level to be effective.” That means us, people. About a year ago, I tried to attend Owen Electric board meetings to learn more about my co-op. I met a closed door. I even made a formal request for a change in the closed-meeting policy, but the board replied with a solid “no.” Yet I know there are other cooperatives that have open meetings – as any organization founded on democracy and member ownership should. Our co-ops are in dubious shape, yet we the members can’t respond

because we have almost no way of knowing what’s going on. The current Owen Electric board members have served anywhere from eight to 46 years. No one in memory has ever attempted to run against a board-nominated candidate. But the time has come for some new blood on the Owen Electric board. Dallas Ratliff and I are running for the board of Owen Electric as independent candidates, nominated by a petition signed by members. Dallas and I will ask the difficult questions and press for a Members’ Bill of Rights to allow members to observe what’s going on and put Owen Electric and EKPC on a better course that will save members money and create good, local jobs. Members can attend the Annual Meeting at Grant County High School Friday, June 25, and vote in this historic election any time between 4:30 and 7 p.m. A photo ID is required. Vote to bring openness and democracy back to Owen Electric. Tona Barkley is retired from KET, where she served as director of communications, and lives in Owen County with her husband, John Harrod.

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“This summer is going to be a fun-filled, exciting one. “My first summer of being retired is giving me the chance to spend more time with my grandchildren, (picnic’s, golf, shopping & pedicure with my granddaughter, and checking out garage sales). “Also looking forward to a twoweek vacation with six couples on an Alaska trip (one week on rail/bus and the second leg a Princess cruise) then four relaxing days with family down at Woodsen Bend, in Somerset, Ky.” “I couldn’t ask for a better summer.” Kathy “As a teacher, I use the summer to rejuvenate. I reflect upon the year that has ended and try to come up with different ideas for the next year! “We’re headed to a new school and I’d like to use newer things. I’m thinking ways to renew my teaching style, too. I’m a bit excited and a little bit scared about the move. It will definitely be an exciting time. “I’m also taking a few days with my husband to fly to Vegas. That will be fun before all of the big changes!” M.E. “I plan to spend my summer actively campaigning for all local, state and national conservative Republicans for the November elections. We need to take our country back – we are heading down a path of bankruptcy and destruction as a democracy.” N.W.S. “Loafing.”

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“Working! I work at a publishing company, and summer is our busy season. Vacation time won’t happen until at least September.” J.S.B. “I joined the UC Band during this summer. Our first concert is in Blue Ash on June 22 right at Cooper and Ronald Regan. It is both fun and wonderful!!” T.R.

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Hannah Herman, Gabby Pelgen, and Jordan Tucker enjoy the sun at the St. Joseph, Cold spring carnival. PROVIDED

Session ends with new budget The 2010 Special Session closed with the passage of a twoyear budget and an unemployment insurance bill. After much public pressure, the House agreed to a responsible budget without job-killing taxes and significantly decreased state debt. It is a fiscally conservative budget that reflects the commonsense values of Kentucky families who are struggling in this economy. In this vein, the General Assembly also put a plan in place to pay back the federal government the money we had borrowed for our depleted unemployment insurance fund. The fund will continue to be solvent and provide a safety net for those still searching for a job. It was a necessary step to avoid greater costs threatened by the federal government. As many of you are aware, the 2010 General Assembly Session closed without a budget because the House Majority Leadership would not agree to a budget unless it contained $1.2 billion in projects and $270 million in tax increases. We in the Senate offered a budget with reduced spending and no tax increases. The governor called us into special session and proposed a budget that closely mirrored the Senate budget. This budget which finally passed both houses cut most state government spending by 3.5 percent in 2010-11 and another 1

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percent in 2011-12. This budget keeps 177 instructional school days and it requires the Governor to cut $300 million in state contracts, political appointees, and other costs. It does not provide raises for state employees and teachers but it does ensure that their health insurance plan is stabilized. Lastly, there is a process to replace our worst-shape schools buildings called “Category 5’s” and to begin the process of objectively assessing school building needs across the state. This is an idea that was promoted in legislation I sponsored during the 2010 Regular Session and I am happy to see it embraced in the budget. In the budget, I also inserted language that would help save jobs and attract new airlines to the Northern Kentucky-Greater Cincinnati Airport. The Economic Development Cabinet will be developing a strategy for this important travel hub that is key to business growth. I have also requested that two legislative committees begin the search for ways to restore CVG’s productivity. Also at my urging, the Cabinet for Economic Development will be exploring ways to attract “angel investors” –

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people who can provide money for new businesses and ideas in exchange for a stake in the business. If our state wants to truly benefit from the 21st Century “great idea” economy, we need to boost entrepreneurship in Kentucky. The General Assembly also passed a two-year state road plan which included measures, at my suggestion, to alleviate traffic congestion near Northern Kentucky University and its surrounding neighborhoods. It has been a difficult process but I am confident this budget will help prepare Kentucky for a better day. It is a bare-bones budget package that will fund most state government operations in Kentucky through 2012 with $1.2 billion less than was budgeted in 2009. It does not increase taxes on those that employ Kentuckians and stops our spiral of unsustainable debt. Government’s books cannot be balanced by unbalancing the books of its citizens. As always, please feel free to call me toll-free with any questions or comments at 1-800-372-7181 or TTY 1-800-896-0305. You can also find us online at www. lrc.state.ky.us. Senator Katie Stine (R-Southgate) serves as the President Pro-Tem of the State Senate. She represents the 24th District including Pendleton and Campbell counties.

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Dan Schoepf, 52, of Cold Spring, has been the custodian at Cline Elementary School in Cold Spring for three years where the staff calls him “Super Dan.”

School custodian known for extra effort Answering to the names of “Mr. Dan” and even sometimes “Super Dan,” Dan Schoepf, the lead custodian at Cline Elementary School in Cold Spring, is known for his helpful nature. Schoepf, 52, of Cold Spring, has been the lead custodian at Cline for three years. He is known for volunteering to help teachers and staff with extra tasks around the school from setting up props for a school play to installing a new pencil sharpener in a classroom. “I always call him ‘Super Dan,’” said Brenda Elgin, the school’s secretary. Elgin said on a day after Schoepf first started work the staff noticed everything was a touch brighter. “Super Dan” had taken the initiative to clean every light bulb in the school, she said. “He never stops,” Elgin said. “If you ask him to do something, he’s got to do it right away.” Schoepf is always smiling and willing to do what-

ever people ask of him, Elgin said. “I feel honored to work with him,” she said. “We could use a lot more ‘Dans’ in the world.” Schoepf said although it’s still a job, it never feels like work to him. When he passes people in the hallways he has a standard response. “They always ask me how I’m doing and I always say ‘real good,’” Schoepf said. Schoepf said he knew he was in the right place within a couple hours of starting in his job at Cline and the staff made him feel welcome. “These people here are so awesome, they made me feel like I was at home,” he said. Melanie Schaefer, a teacher at the school, calls Schoepf “Mr. Dan.” “He is truly amazing,” Schaefer said. “The children and teachers love him. He is always smiling and has encouraging words to say to students and teachers.” Chris Mayhew/Staff

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From left: Chris Deinlein and his dog Penny, Lindsey Collier, Mark Collier and Amber Salter start their run with the Fort Thomas Running Club Tuesday, June 15.

New club takes to the streets By Amanda Joering Alley

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THINGS TO DO New Orleans style

Come out to the Dinsmore Homestead in Burlington for a New Orleans’ style concert Saturday, June 26, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Robin Lacy and DeZydeco (photo) will perform. Concessions will include Cajun food, hot dogs, desserts, wine, beer and soft drinks. Tickets are $12 at the show and $10 in advance. For more information, visit www.dinsmorefarm.org or call 586-6117. Dinsmore Homestead is located at 5656 Burlington Pike.

‘Red Pink and Blue’

Cincy Chic and Locals on Living are producing “Red, Pink and Blue,” which is a women’s health awareness event from 6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m Friday, June 25, on the Purple People Bridge in Newport.

“Red” represents heart health, “pink” represents breast health and “blue” represents diabetes health. The event will feature food, drinks, shopping and a fashion show. There will also be an after-party at Star Lanes on the Levee. Tickets are $15. The event will benefit the American Heart Association, Pink Ribbon Girls and American Diabetes Association. For more information, visit www.cincychic.com.

Farmer’s market in MainStrasse

The Northern Kentucky Regional Farmer’s Market will be in MainStrasse Village Saturday, June 26, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. The market will include mushrooms, onions, apples, baked goods, pumpkins, flowers and more. For more information, call 292-2163.

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Mike Deinlein, 21, runs with the new Fort Thomas Running Club Tuesday, June 15.

A newly formed group is offering Fort Thomas and other local residents a way to get active and meet others in their community. When Fort Thomas residents Chris Deinlein and his fiancée Amber Salter noticed all the people running and walking through the city, they started talking about how it would be if everyone got organized and exercised together. This was the beginning of the Fort Thomas Running Club. “We started the club a few weeks ago as a way to

encourage people to get out and get in shape,” Deinlein said. For Fort Thomas resident Lindsey Collier, the group did just that. “I can’t usually get the motivation to get out and run, so I decided to join this group,” Collier said. “It’s easier to get into running when you’re doing it with other people.” Deinlein said the club is open to anyone who wants to join, regardless of age or experience. To fit the needs of a variety of participants, Deinlein has mapped out routes of different lengths through the city.

“People can tell me how far they want to run, and I can tell them where to go,” Deinlein said. “My hope is that we’ll encourage more people who have never tried running to come out and join us.” Deinlein said as the club grows and progresses, he plans to do group training for various races and marathons. The group meets at 6 p.m. every Tuesday and 8:30 a.m. every Saturday at the parking lot across from Highlands High School. For details, visit www. thefortrunningclub.blogspot .com or search for the Fort Thomas Running Club on www.facebook.com.

Leave those grass clippings for the earthworms Return those grass clippings back to the turf! Proper lawn care includes regular mowing of the lawn. And mowing the lawn produces grass clippings. So, what do you do with them? Well, don’t bag those clippings and send them to the landfills. Throw them back into the turf where they came from! And there are many great reasons why you should be returning those grass clippings back to the turf and not bagging them! • Grass clippings do not contribute to thatch. Thatch is a brown spongy layer of material made up of dead grass stems and roots. • Clippings are 75 percent water and break down quickly. • Clippings contain nitrogen (P and K) and other nutrients as well. • As much as 50 percent of the nitrogen applied to the lawn is removed when

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grass clippings are collected. • Nutrients in the clippings are returned to the soil (can provide as much as 25 percent of your lawns total fertiliz-

er needs). • Clippings add organic matter back to the soil and encourage microorganisms, resulting in water conservation and less fertilizer needed. • Less fertilizer needed means cost savings for you, and reduction of pollution in rain water runoff from your yard. • Clippings left on the lawn means no bagging and hauling / no additions to landfills. Also reduces mowing time by as much as 40 percent. • Earthworms enjoy

grass clippings. A recent study at the University of Connecticut, where the clippings were returned to the lawn versus being removed, showed that the lawns with the clippings returned had: 45 percent less crabgrass, up to 60 percent less disease, up to 45 percent more earthworms, 60 percent more water reaching plant roots, 25 percent greater root mass, and 50 percent reduced need for nitrogen fertilizer. Now that is fairly convincing, wouldn’t you say? If you do return grass clippings back to the turf, make sure that you mow on a regular basis (sharp mower blade), and never removing more than a third of the grass blade each time you mow. If the grass gets too high, adjust the mower height to remove a third of the blade, and then mow again in three to four days, and again in three to four days

until the desired height is reached. Do not bring overgrown grass back to the normal mowing height in one mowing! And by all means, DO NOT throw grass clippings out into the street! It can create a driving hazard, as well as contributing to polluting the water as they wash down into the storm drains. Keep the clippings within your own yard – not on the street. Grass clippings can also be recycled as mulch in the garden, soil amendment, or added to the compost pile, assuming no weed killers have been used. Leave those clippings on the lawn. Ron Wilson is marketing manager for Natorp’s Inc. Garden Stores and is the garden expert for 55KRC•AM and Local 12. You can reach him at columns@ communitypress.com


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ATTRACTIONS

Bizarre and Beautiful Gallery, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Newport Aquarium, Newport on the Levee, More than 20 species of the world’s most weird and wonderful aquatic creatures. With new technology, new display cases and expanded gallery. Free kids during summer family hours with every adult paying full price 4-7 p.m. until Sept. 3. Included with admission: $22, $15 ages 2-12. 261-7444; http://www.newportaquarium.com. Newport.

BENEFITS

Red Pink and Blue, 6:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m. Purple People Bridge, Pete Rose Way, Cincinnati and Third Street, Newport, “Red” represents heart health, “Pink” represents breast health and “Blue” represents diabetes health. Features food, drinks, shopping and fashion show. St. Elizabeth Healthcare mammography van on site and complimentary blood pressure checks available. After party at Star Lanes on the Levee. First 200 attendees receive swag bag of goodies. Benefits American Heart Association, Pink Ribbon Girls and the American Diabetes Association. $15. Registration required. Presented by Cincy Chic. www.cincychic.com; Newport.

LITERARY - LIBRARIES

Lego Town Display, 5 p.m.-9 p.m. Boone County Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Professor Sam Lapin’s colossal creation built with more than 70,000 Legos. Free. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 3422665. Burlington. How to Train Your Dragon, 2 p.m. Walton Branch Library, 21 S. Main St. Learn tricks and trips that will help you train your very own dragon. Free. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 342-2665. Walton.

MUSEUMS

Creation Museum’s Petting Zoo, 10:30 a.m.-8 p.m. Creation Museum, 2800 Bullittsburg Church Road, Outdoors. Children can touch and feed the animals. Included with admission: $21.95 ages 13-59, $16.95 ages 60 and up, $11.95 ages 5-12; $7 planetarium. 888-582-4253; www.creationmuseum.org. Petersburg.

MUSIC - BLUEGRASS

Bluegrass Jam, 6 p.m.-9 p.m. Willis Music Store Performance Hall, 7567 Mall Road, All ages and skill levels welcome. Family friendly. Free. Presented by Willis Music. 5256050. Florence.

MUSIC - BLUES

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

MUSIC - CLASSIC ROCK

Second Wind, 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Guys ‘n’ Dolls Restaurant and Nightclub, 4210 Alexandria Pike, $5. 441-4888; www.guysndollsllc.com. Cold Spring.

MUSIC - INDIE

Lovedrug, 9 p.m. Doors open 8 p.m. Southgate House, 24 E. Third St. Ballroom. With Handwired. All ages. $13, $10 advance. 4312201; www.southgatehouse.com. Newport.

MUSIC - JAZZ

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

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The Taffetas, 8 p.m. Stauss Theatre, 101 Fine Arts Center, Northern Kentucky University, A musical homage to the girl groups of the 1950s. Dinner served in the Corbett Theatre Lobby one and a half hours prior to performance. $55 two shows, $30; show only $15 available beginning April 15. Registration required. Presented by Commonwealth Theatre Company. Through June 27. 572-5464; theatre.nku.edu. Highland Heights.

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FARMERS MARKET

Northern Kentucky Regional Farmer’s Market, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. MainStrasse Village, Main Street, Promenade. Mushrooms, onions, apples, baked goods, pumpkins, cut flowers and more. 292-2163. Covington. Boone County Farmers Market, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Boone County Farmers Market, 5866101. Burlington. Simon Kenton High School Farmer’s Market, 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Independence Courthouse, 5272 Madison Pike, Includes local vendors’ produce and products and organic produce grown by Simon Kenton’s Future Farmers of America. 803-9483. Independence.

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RECREATION

Kite Festival, noon-3 p.m. Boone County Arboretum at Central Park, 9190 Camp Ernst Road, Shelter #2. Includes a team of trick kite performers and make and take a kite. Presented by Boone County Arboretum. 384-4999. Union.

HISTORIC SITES

Dinsmore Homestead, 1 p.m.-5 p.m. Dinsmore Homestead, 5656 Burlington Pike, 1842 farmhouse and furnishings of the Dinsmore family. Tours begin on the hour; the last tour begins at 4 p.m. Includes gift shop. $5, $3 ages 60 and up, $2 ages 717, members and ages 6 and under free. 586-6117; www.dinsmorefarm.org. Burlington.

MUSEUMS

Creation Museum’s Petting Zoo, 9:30 a.m.6 p.m. Creation Museum, Included with admission: $21.95 ages 13-59, $16.95 ages 60 and up, $11.95 ages 5-12; $7 planetarium. 888-582-4253; www.creationmuseum.org. Petersburg.

MUSIC - ACOUSTIC

Kompression, 9 p.m. Doors open 8 p.m. Southgate House, 24 E. Third St. Parlour. With Strangetunage and Maurice Mattei and the Tempers. $8 ages 18-20, $5 ages 21 and up. 431-2201; www.southgatehouse.com. Newport. The Armadillos, 9 p.m. Southgate House, 24 E. Third St. Juney’s Lounge. Folk music. Ages 21 and up. Free. 431-2201; www.southgatehouse.com. Newport.

MUSIC - BLUES

Ricky Nye, 7:30 p.m. Chez Nora, 530 Main St. Free. 491-8027. Covington. Surf & Blues Winterfest, 6 p.m.-1 a.m. Mahogany’s Coffee House and Bar, 3715 Winston Ave. Music by the Maladroits, the AmpFibians, the Surfer Tiki Bandits and the Southgate Boys. Includes beach drink specials. Dinner available 6 p.m. Family friendly. 261-1029. Latonia. Scotty Anderson & Danny Adler with the Cincinnati Fatbacks, 8 p.m. Doors open 7:30 p.m. Southgate House, 24 E. Third St. Ballroom. With the Ampfibians and the Brownstones. $13 ages 18-20; $10 ages 21 and up. 431-2201; www.southgatehouse.com. Newport.

MUSIC - CONCERTS

Summer Concert at Dinsmore, 6:30 p.m.8:30 p.m. New Orleans-style. Dinsmore Homestead, 5656 Burlington Pike, Robin Lacy and DeZydeco perform. Concessions include Cajun food, hot dogs, desserts, wine, beer and soft drinks. Raffles. Bring seating, picnics welcome. Rain or shine in festival tent. Benefits Dinsmore Homestead. $12, $10 advance; free ages 11 and under. 586-6117. Burlington.

SHOPPING

Summer Garden Tea Tasting, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Kentucky Haus Artisan Center, 411 E. 10th St. Featuring Kentucky Tea Punch and Front Porch Tea with Weisenberger Mills scones. Free. 261-4287. Newport.

SPORTS

Florence Freedom Baseball, 6:05 p.m. vs. Southern Illinois Miners. Post Game Band Glory Days. Champion Window Field, 7950 Freedom Way, VIP includes wait service. Lawn available on game day only. Fans must show a lawn chair or blanket at time of purchase. $10-$12 VIP, $9, $7 lawn. Through Aug. 29. 594-4487; www.florencefreedom.com. Florence.

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Ride the Ducks, a city tour aboard a World War II amphibious vehicle, is back for the summer. The 60-minute tour provides a history lesson of the Newport, Covington and Cincinnati waterfronts. Tickets range from $11 to $15. For more information, call 815-1439. The tour picks up its passengers at Newport on the Levee. M O N D A Y, J U N E 2 8

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TOURS

Newport Gangster Walking Tour, 1 p.m. 5 p.m. Gangsters Dueling Piano Bar, 18 E. 5th St. Explore Newport’s connection to wellknown crime figures, including gangsters, gamblers and ladies of the night. $15. 4918000. Newport. S U N D A Y, J U N E 2 7

ATTRACTIONS Bizarre and Beautiful Gallery, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Newport Aquarium, Included with admission: $22, $15 ages 2-12. 261-7444; http://www.newportaquarium.com. Newport.

Voice of Independence Toastmasters Club Meeting, 7 p.m.-8:30 p.m. William E. Durr Branch Library, 1992 Walton-Nicholson Road, Open to area residents interested in improving speaking, listening and leadership skills in supportive environment. Presented by Voice of Independence Toastmasters. 652-3348; voice.freetoasthost.net. Independence.

COOKING CLASSES

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

Cake Decorating, 7 p.m. Decorate cake you’ve prepared. Lents Branch Library, 3215 Cougar Path, Includes decorating book, icing bags, decorator tips and more. Ages 18 and up. $25. Registration required. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 342-2665. Hebron.

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FARMERS MARKET

HISTORIC SITES

Lego Town Display, 1 p.m.-5 p.m. Boone County Main Library, Free. 342-2665. Burlington.

Boone County Farmers Market, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Boone County Farmers Market, 5866101. Burlington.

MUSEUMS

LITERARY - LIBRARIES

ON STAGE - COMEDY

LITERARY - STORY TIMES

Creation Museum’s Petting Zoo, noon-6 p.m. Creation Museum, Included with admission: $21.95 ages 13-59, $16.95 ages 60 and up, $11.95 ages 5-12; $7 planetarium. 888-582-4253; www.creationmuseum.org. Petersburg.

Wii Sports for Adults, 1 p.m.-3 p.m. Boone County Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Free. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 342-2665; www.bcpl.org. Burlington.

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FARMERS MARKET

Earth Mother Market, 3 p.m.-7 p.m. Stables Building, 1038 S. Fort Thomas Ave. “Certified Organic” or “Certified Naturally Grown” growers. Includes produce, eggs and meat, value added products, flowers and soap. Rain or shine. Family friendly. Presented by Fort Thomas Renaissance. 572-1225; www.localharvest.org/farmersmarkets/M30992. Fort Thomas.

LITERARY - CRAFTS

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

LITERARY - LIBRARIES

Chess Club, 7 p.m. Florence Branch Library, 7425 U.S. 42, Chess players of all ages and levels are invited to play. Free. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 342-2665; www.bcpl.org. Florence. Luau, 10:30 a.m. Lents Branch Library, 3215 Cougar Path, Create Hawaiian skirt and dance the hula. Ages 2-5. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 342-2665. Hebron.

MUSIC - BLUES

MUSIC - JAZZ

New Sleepcat Band, 7 p.m. Dee Felice Cafe, 261-2365; www.deefelice.com. Covington.

The Taffetas, 6:30 p.m. Stauss Theatre, $55 two shows, $30; show only $15 available beginning April 15. Registration required. 572-5464; theatre.nku.edu. Highland Heights.

Preschool Story Time, 10 a.m. Newport Branch Library, 901 E. Sixth St. Stories, songs and crafts. Ages 4-5. Free. Registration required. Presented by Campbell County Public Library. 572-5035. Newport. Toddler Story Time, 10 a.m. Cold Spring Branch Library, 3920 Alexandria Pike, Stories, songs and activities. Ages 2-3. Free. Registration required. Presented by Campbell County Public Library. 781-6166. Cold Spring.

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SPORTS

MUSEUMS

NATURE

The Taffetas, 8 p.m. Stauss Theatre, $55 two shows, $30; show only $15 available beginning April 15. Registration required. 5725464; theatre.nku.edu. Highland Heights.

Ian Bagg, 7:30 p.m. $12. Funny Bone Comedy Club, 957-2000; www.funnyboneonthelevee.com. Newport.

ON STAGE - THEATER

Florence Freedom Baseball, 6:05 p.m. vs. Southern Illinois Miners. Twilight Night: Team Edward or Team Jacob? Family Fun Sunday: Champion Window Field, $10-$12 VIP, $9, $7 lawn. 594-4487; www.florencefreedom.com. Florence.

Creation Museum’s Petting Zoo, 10:30 a.m.-8 p.m. Creation Museum, Included with admission: $21.95 ages 13-59, $16.95 ages 60 and up, $11.95 ages 5-12; $7 planetarium. 888-582-4253; www.creationmuseum.org. Petersburg. T U E S D A Y, J U N E 2 9

Ricky Nye and Bekah Williams, 7:30 p.m.11:30 p.m. Chez Nora, 530 Main St. 4918027; http://www.cheznora.com/. Covington. Original Wed Blues Jam, 6 p.m.-1 a.m. Mahogany’s Coffee House and Bar, 3715 Winston Ave. Hosted by Dick and the Roadmasters award winning blues band. Burgers & Blues Dinner starts 6 p.m. 261-1029; www.mahoganyslive.com. Latonia. Wild Wednesday, 9:30 a.m. Snakes alive with House of Reptiles. Middleton-Mills Park, 3415 Mills Road, Shelterhouse 2. Hour long programs. Rain or shine. Free, donations of nonperishable food and personal care items accepted. 525-7529; www.kentoncounty.org. Independence.

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COMMUNITY DANCE SwinGallery, 8 p.m.-11:30 p.m. Step-N-Out Studio, 721 Madison Road, All ages. No partner required. Free beginner East Coast Swing lesson 8-9 p.m. Dancing to music by DJ 9-11:30 p.m. Ages 18 and up. $5. Presented by SwinGallery. 513-290-9022; www.swingallery.com. Covington. FARMERS MARKET

McGlasson Farms, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. McGlasson Farms, 5832 River Road, Vegetables and fruits while in season-calendar on website. Some you-pick. Includes tomatoes, sweet corn, peaches, apples, red potatoes, white potatoes, sweet potatoes, green peppers, cabbage, green onions, watermelons, squash, okra, eggplant, pumpkins, fall decorations and apple cider and more. 689-5229; www.mcglassonfarms.com. Hebron. Boone County Farmers Market, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Boone County Farmers Market, 5866101. Burlington. Dixie Farmers Market, 2 p.m.-6 p.m. Erlanger Baptist Church, 116 Commonwealth Ave. Fresh produce, fruits, baked goods and flowers. 727-2525. Erlanger.

LITERARY - STORY TIMES

Pajama Story Time, 6:30 p.m. Cold Spring Branch Library, 3920 Alexandria Pike, Ages 3 and up. Free. 781-6166. Cold Spring.

MUSIC - CONCERTS

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

Campbell County Farmers’ Market-Highland Heights, 3 p.m.-6 p.m. Vegetables. Campbell County Senior Center, 3504 Alexandria Pike, Parking lot. Presented by Campbell County Cooperative Extension Service. 572-2600; http://ces.ca.uky.edu/campbell/. Highland Heights.

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“Palm Beach, FL, 1952,” by Charley Harper, pictured, is part of the Cincinnati Art Museum’s “See America: Nine Views of America,” on exhibit through Sept. 5. The nine exhibits explore what America means, offering daily, free programs and events. Visit www.cincinnatiartmuseum.org or call 513-721-2787.

Toddler Story Time, 10 a.m. Fort ThomasCarrico Branch Library, 1000 Highland Ave. Stories, songs, finger plays and craft. Ages 2-3. Free. Registration required. Presented by Campbell County Public Library. 5725033. Fort Thomas. Preschool Story Time, 1:30 p.m. Cold Spring Branch Library, 3920 Alexandria Pike, Ages 4-5. Free. Registration required. Presented by Campbell County Public Library. 7816166. Cold Spring.

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Anthony Bourdain, internationally known chef, and host of the Travel Channel’s “No Reservations,” will come to the Aronoff Center at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, June 27. In his live appearances, Bourdain shares the stories behind his life, books, travels and hit show. Tickets are $36.50 and $46.50. Call 513-621-2787 or visit www.CincinnatiArts.org.


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Becoming the ‘Mentalist’ in our own drama For several years the “Mentalist” has been a popular TV show. The “Mentalist” is a man associated with a police investigation team seeking to solve various crimes. The police carry weapons, he does not. His “weapon” is his psychological insightfulness. What an advantage it could be for us to become the “Mentalist” of our own life story! Many of us develop dubious behaviors at times. We constantly come late for work, we drink and eat or spend too much, endlessly watch pornography, tell secrets we’ve promised to keep, flirt and begin affairs we know we don’t want to continue, etc. We choose enough perplexing behavior to make us wonder at times, “Why do I do the things I do?” To be our own “Mentalist,” one of the most helpful questions we

can ask ourselves about our irregular behavior is, “What am I getting out of this?” Such a question is helpful because we Father Lou never do anyGuntzelman thing that does Perspectives not reward us in some way. For example, we water our flowers not essentially for their sake but for ours. We want beautiful flowers to look at, decorate our homes, create curb appeal, express our artistry, etc. That’s not wrong. But there is a personal underlying reason for watering our flowers. Our deepest reason for doing something is not usually the obvious one. It emanates from within us, from our unconscious.

I am wary of anyone who thinks he or she knows the exact reason for their every action. True, for some behaviors we do know; but most are motivated by deeper personal reasons. It might be helpful to know them. Here is a list of an awareness some people actually gained about themselves. Remember, we’re unique, and the reason in one person’s unconscious life is not necessarily the same reason operative in another’s life. • A woman was significantly overweight though she frequently dieted. With the help of a competent counselor she discovered that unconsciously she wanted to be obese. She did not want to appear too physically attractive. For then she would have to deal with men, sexual issues and intimacy – all of which she deeply feared for reasons she soon realized. • A man occasionally won-

dered about his promiscuous behavior and engaging in casual sex with so many women. With psychological help he came to realize he had never really loved anyone or been humanly close. His promiscuity fooled him (and others) into thinking he was a great lover when he really didn’t know what love is. • A woman was rigidly religious. At first she had inklings that it meant she was holy or saintly. As she later came to discover, she had unconsciously chosen rigidity because she was afraid of dealing with the uncertainties of life, her ambiguous feelings, and the fear of making wrong decisions if left to herself. She was afraid of her imperfect human nature. So she had turned over dealing with her own life to precise religious demands rather than genuinely think, reflect and

choose on her own. That meant she could never be blamed, for she did as she was told. She saw herself as perfect. Her life was not challenging since someone else had written her script. Why do we act the way we do? It suits us in some way. Some of our reasons are healthy, wholesome and indicate a growing person. And some indicate we are an unhealthy or frightened person trying to protect ourselves from the demands of life. Our actions are a language that – when interpreted correctly – tell us if we are growing into the person God made us to be, or not. To live life well requires intense self-deception or deep courage. Father Lou Guntzelman is a Catholic priest of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Contact him at columns@community press.com or P.O. Box 428541, Cincinnati, OH 45242.

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who treated Nora and ran some tests. “Three months after we had in-office testing, a skin prick test and a blood test, I got a bill for over $600,” Surendorff said. The bill indicated the charges were for tests so she immediately called her health insurance company. “I was on the phone with them for many hours,” said Surendorff. “They also told me maybe I shouldn’t have had the blood drawn. I thought am I qualified to make this decision?” The problem was the

doctor’s office had sent the blood for testing to a lab that wasn’t in her health insurance network. As a result, she was hit with that large lab bill. She complained to the doctor’s office but said she got nowhere. “They were both blaming each other. The insurance company said I should have been more aware and the doctor’s office should have assisted me more,” said Surendorff. “The doctor’s office said basically that’s how their billing is – that the insur-

ance company knows this,” she said. Surendorff said the next time she called her insurance company she told them it would be all right to talk with me about this issue because she had already notified me of this problem. Two hours later, she said, she received a call from her insurance company. Surendorff said she was told, “As a one-time courtesy they will be paying the bill. In the future, I now know that I must make sure that all of our lab testing is done

with this specific company.” A spokesman for the insurance company said consumers should talk with their doctor about any lab work to be performed. Find out where the lab work is being sent and check it out. Sometimes, he said, you can save a significant amount of money if you direct the lab work to be sent to a different provider – one that is in your particular health insurance network. Howard Ain answers complaints weekdays on WKRC-TV Local 12. Write to 12 WKRC-TV, 1906 Highland Ave., Cincinnati 45219.


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Scream for easy berry ice cream cream. When I went for my evening run, ripe mulberries were scattered here and there on my old country road. I’m not complaining, though, since I consider anything that comes from God’s good Earth a gift. I just need to clone myself to get everything done!

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KNOW-IT on National HIV Testing Day

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Gala honors foundation leader Nancy Barone, a member of the board of directors of the Community Foundation of Northern Kentucky, was one of three honorees at the Newport Achievement Awards Gala May 20. A graduate of Newport High School, Barone is now vice president, executive operations director at University Hospital, Cincinnati. She has a long career in health care leadership and also served as chief executive officer of the Community Foundation before moving to University Hospital. The Newport Achievement Awards Gala honored

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Salvation Army gets $50,000 grant The Salvation Army announced that it received a grant in the amount of $50,000 from the Weathering the Economic Storm Fund, a partnership of nearly 25 funders, managed by The Greater Cincinnati Foundation. The funds will be used to address the need for emergency rent and utilities assistance. “The need for Emergency

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The sweet experts at Graeter’s have been inspired by the new Bizarre and Beautiful Gallery at the Aquarium and are whipping up a special sundae in its honor. The Newport Aquarium Summer Sundae is a tasty treat featuring Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough ice cream, hot fudge, nuts, whipped cream and a cherry. The sundae is served two different ways, the Bizarre (upside down in a sundae dish) or the Beautiful (right side up). The Newport Aquarium Summer Sundae will be available in Northern Kentucky and Lexington Graeter’s stores through Sept. 6. Aquarium Passholders receive a 5 percent discount on the sundae at the Newport location (Fourth and Monmouth). The Bizarre and Beautiful Gallery opened to the public May 28 and showcases an underwater world of weirdness. With new technology, new display cases and new animals available, biologists at Newport Aquarium completely reconstructed and expanded the popular gallery to be bigger and more bizarre. Species featured include: a giant Pacific octopus, Japanese spider crabs, seahorses and more.

Sensory Friendly Films

AMC Entertainment (AMC) and the Autism Society have teamed up to bring families affected by autism and other disabilities a special opportunity to enjoy their favorite films in a safe and accepting environment on a monthly basis. Sensory Friendly Films will continue this month with a showing of “Toy Story 3” at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 26, at AMC Newport on the Levee 20, One Levee Way Ste 4100, in Newport. In order to provide a more accepting and comfortable setting for children with autism or other special needs, AMC movie auditoriums will have their lights brought up and the sound turned down. Also, families will be able to bring in their own glutenfree, casein-free snacks, and no previews or advertisements will be shown before the movie. Additionally, audience members are welcome to get up and dance, walk, shout or sing - in other words, AMC’s “Silence is Golden” policy will not be enforced unless the safety of the audience is questioned. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased on the day of the event.

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award along with Thomas Guidugli and William Verst Sr. The awards gala also raised funds to support both schools. The Community Foundation of Northern Kentucky provides financial and operational support for a number of programs and services that benefit the Northern Kentucky region. These include the Northern Kentucky Children’s Advocacy Center, Women’s Health of Northern Kentucky, scholarships and other designated funds. For more information, visit www.cfnky.org.

Thomas Guidugli, Nancy Barone and William Verst are honored at the Newport Achievement Awards Gala.

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SUMMER CAMP - ARTS

Theatreworks, Summer Theatre Camps, 1 p.m.-7 p.m. Final performance 6 p.m. Thomas More College, 333 Thomas More Parkway, Choose from two areas of interest: Fun with acting or musical theatre and movement. Includes instruction, T-shirt and pizza party. Ages 7-15. $140 full week. Registration required. 344-3421. Crestview Hills.

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Skidaddles Summer Camp, 7 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Skidaddles Inc. 8660 Bankers St. Explore wonders of nature, walk on the wild side, sports week, snacks, hands-on projects and more. Ages -1-5. $170 for five days, $140 for four days, $115 for three days. Registration required. 647-7529; www.skidaddles.com. Florence. M O N D A Y, J U N E 2 8

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Theatreworks, Summer Theatre Camps, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Daily through July 1. Thomas More College, $140 full week. Registration required. 344-3421. Crestview Hills.

SUMMER CAMP - HORSES

Little Britain Stables Horse Camp, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Daily through July 2. Little Britain Stables, 5309 Idlewild Road, Horse care, riding instruction, leading, lunging, ground driving, driving and riding. Ages 7-16. $300. Registration required. 586-7990; ww.LittleBritainStable.com. Burlington.

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Pioneer to the Past Day Camp, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Daily through July 2. Dinsmore Homestead, 5656 Burlington Pike, Heritage and nature activities. Wilderness skills, old-time games, raft races, cooking and picnics. Lunch provided one day. Snacks each day with plenty of water provided. Children encouraged to bring packed lunch. $100, $85 members. Registration required. 5866117; www.dinsmorefarm.org. Burlington. Abby’s Child Enrichment Center Summer Program, 6:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Daily through July 2. Abby’s Child Enrichment Center Highland Heights, 2907 Alexandria Pike. Hands-on activities, arts and craft projects, visits from community resources, field trips and more. Additional weekly summer fees for optional activities may apply. Ages 2-10. $130-$180 depending on age of child. Registration required by June 1. 581-6166. Highland Heights.

Abby’s Child Enrichment Center Summer Program, 6:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Daily through July 2. Abby’s Child Enrichment Center, Taylor Mill, 710 Valley Square Drive. Hands-on activities, arts and craft projects, visits from community resources, field trips and more. Additional weekly summer fees for optional activities may apply. Ages 2-10. $130-$180 depending on age of child. Registration required by June 1. 581-6166. Taylor Mill. Abby’s Child Enrichment Center Summer Program, 6:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Daily through July 2. Abby’s Child Enrichment Center, Florence, 2012 Terrace Court. Hands-on activities, arts and craft projects, visits from community resources, field trips and more. Additional weekly summer fees for optional activities may apply. Ages 2-10. $130-$180 depending on age of child. Registration required by June 1. 581-6166. Florence. Abby’s Child Enrichment Center Summer Program, 6:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Daily through July 2. Abby’s Child Enrichment Center, 11293 Grand National Blvd. Hands-on activities, arts and craft projects, visits from community resources, field trips and more. Additional weekly summer fees for optional activities may apply. Ages 2-10. $130-$180 depending on age of child. Registration required by June 1. 581-6166. Richwood. Abby’s Child Enrichment Center Summer Program, 6:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Daily through July 2. Abby’s Child Enrichment Center, Fort Thomas, 29 Churchill Dr. Hands-on activities, arts and craft projects, visits from community resources, field trips and more. Additional weekly summer fees for optional activities may apply. Ages 2-10. $130-$180 depending on age of child. Registration required by June 1. 581-6166. Fort Thomas. Skidaddles Summer Camp, 7 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Skidaddles Inc. $170 for five days, $140 for four days, $115 for three days. Registration required. 647-7529; www.skidaddles.com. Florence. SummerCare: Adventures in Wonderland, 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Daily through July 2. Fort Wright Elementary School, 501 Farrell Drive, Make learning come alive with zany arts and crafts, science, reading, drama, math service learning, dance, sports and adventure. With field trips weekly activities and special visitors. Ages 5-11. $128 week; $29 per day. Registration required online. Presented by Children Inc. 431-2075; www.childreninc.org. Fort Wright. SummerCare: Adventures in Wonderland, 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Daily through July 2. Ockerman Elementary School, 8250 U.S. 42, Make learning come alive with zany arts and crafts, science, reading, drama, math service learning, dance, sports and adventure. With field trips weekly activities and special visitors. Ages 5-11. $128 week; $29 per day. Registration required online. Presented by Children Inc. 431-2075; www.childreninc.org. Florence.

SUMMER CAMP - NATURE

Sunrock Farm Nature Camp, 9:30 a.m.2:30 p.m. Daily through July 2. Sunrock Farm, 103 Gibson Lane, Hands-on activities with farm animals, creek exploration, woodland adventures, gardening, crafts and games. Campers bring own lunch. Ages 415. $195 per week. Registration required. 781-5502. Wilder. Young Stewards of the Earth, 8 a.m.-noon, Northern Kentucky Montessori Center, 2625 Anderson Road, Montessori-based camp. Learn to recycle, compost and reduce waste; importance of local farming and the origins of the food we eat; and importance of nutritious food and sustainable packaging. Twoweek sessions culminate with field trip including Turner Farms, the Cincinnati Zoo and Gorman Heritage Farm. Children may attend any number of weeks. Ages -3-7. $150-$180 per week. Registration required. 331-3725. Crescent Springs.

SUMMER CAMP - YMCA

R.C. Durr YMCA Summer Camps, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Holiday Happenings. Daily through July 2. R.C. Durr YMCA, 5874 Veterans Way, Themed weeks. Scholarships and care available. State child care assistance accepted. Ages 5-11. $170, $125 members. Registration required. 534-5700. Burlington. R.C. Durr YMCA Preschool Summer Camps, 9 a.m.-noon Part-day. Sports of All Sorts. Daily through July 2. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sports of All Sorts. Daily through July 2. R.C. Durr YMCA, 5874 Veterans Way. Themed weeks. Scholarship and daycare available. State child care assistance accepted. Ages 3-5. $170, $125 members; part-day: $105, $75 members. Registration required. 5345700. Burlington. R.C. Durr YMCA Teen Summer Camps, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Daily through July 2. R.C. Durr YMCA, 5874 Veterans Way. Themed weeks. Scholarships available. State child care assistance accepted. Ages 11-15. $175, $130 members. Registration required. 5345700. Burlington. Teen Adventure Trips, 8 a.m. Girls only trip. Mammoth Cave Horseback riding and Spelunking. $395; teens entering grades 79. Three days and two nights. Daily through June 30. Camp Ernst, 7615 Camp Ernst Road. Exploring Little Miami Scenic Bike Trail. Swimming, canoeing and camping. Registration required. 586-6181; www.myycamp.org. Burlington. Kenton County YMCA Traditional Day Camp, 8:45 a.m.-4 p.m. Around the World in 5 Days. Daily through July 2. Kenton County YMCA, 10987 Marshall Road. Weekly-themed activities. Scholarship assistance available. Ages 5-11. $120, $100 members; registration fee: $40 family, $25 child. Registration required. Presented by Campbell County YMCA. 781-1814. Independence. Advanced Camping Experience Camp,

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8:30 p.m.-4 p.m. Daily through July 9. Kenton County YMCA, 10987 Marshall Road. Learn about leadership development, cultural awareness and self-worth. Scholarship assistance available. Ages 13-16. $120, $100 members; registration fee: $40 family, $25 child. Registration required. Presented by Campbell County YMCA. 356-3178. Independence. Traditional Day Camp, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Around the World in Five Days. Daily through July 2. Campbell County YMCA, 1437 S. Fort Thomas Ave. Swimming, environmental education, arts and crafts, service learning, science, literature, free time and more. Extended hours available. Financial assistance available. Ages 5-10. $140, $110 members. Registration required. 781-1814; www.myy.org. Fort Thomas. Campbell County YMCA Adventure Camp, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Daily through July 2. Campbell County YMCA, 1437 S. Fort Thomas Ave. Teen Camping. Themes, activities, swimming and fun traditional day camp. Ages 11-12. $140, $110 members. Registration required. 572-3063. Fort Thomas. Campbell County YMCA A.C.E.S. Camp, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Daily through July 2. Campbell County YMCA, 1437 S. Fort Thomas Ave. Work on learning projects in surrounding communities and participate in several team building experiences. Financial assistance available. Ages 13-16. $140, $110 members. Registration required. 572-3063. Fort Thomas. Campbell County YMCA Pre and post Camp, 6:30 a.m.-8:45 a.m. Pre-camp care. Daily through July 2. 4:15 p.m.-6 p.m. Postcamp care. Daily through July 2. Campbell County YMCA, 1437 S. Fort Thomas Ave. Extended care for any family available. Ages 5-16. Pre: $35, $25 members; post: $30, $20 members. Registration required. 7811814; www.myy.org. Fort Thomas. R.C. Durr YMCA Summer Camp Leadership in Training Program, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Daily through July 2. R.C. Durr YMCA, 5874 Veterans Way, Assist staff wit activities. Participants are selected through an interview process. Ages 13-16. $60, $30 members. Registration required. 534-5700; www.myy.org. Burlington. R.C. Durr YMCA Sports and Specialty Camps, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Baseball Camp and Gymnastics Camp. Daily through July 2. R.C. Durr YMCA, 5874 Veterans Way, $175, $130 members. 534-5700; www.myy.org. Burlington. R.C. Durr YMCA Summer Day Camp, 6:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Daily through July 2. R.C. Durr YMCA, 5874 Veterans Way, Camp Outback. Campers develop healthy spirits, minds and bodies through variety of sports and activities. Ages 3-15. $125-$175 per week. Registration required. 534-5700; www.myy.org. Burlington. T U E S D A Y, J U N E 2 9

SUMMER CAMP - ACADEMIC Jr. Curator Archaeology Camp, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Behringer-Crawford Museum, 1600 Montague Road, Campers come enjoy learning the tools of being an archaeologist while uncovering the past of the area. Ages 8-10. $65, $50

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members. Registration required. 491-4003; www.bcmuseum.org. Covington.

SUMMER CAMP MISCELLANEOUS

Skidaddles Summer Camp, 7 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Skidaddles Inc. $170 for five days, $140 for four days, $115 for three days. Registration required. 647-7529; www.skidaddles.com. Florence. W E D N E S D A Y, J U N E 3 0

SUMMER CAMP - ACADEMIC Jr. Curator Archaeology Camp, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Behringer-Crawford Museum, $65, $50 members. Registration required. 491-4003; www.bcmuseum.org. Covington.

SUMMER CAMP MISCELLANEOUS

Skidaddles Summer Camp, 7 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Skidaddles Inc. $170 for five days, $140 for four days, $115 for three days. Registration required. 647-7529; www.skidaddles.com. Florence. F R I D A Y, J U L Y 2

SUMMER CAMP - ARTS Theatreworks, Summer Theatre Camps, 1 p.m.-7 p.m. Final performance 6 p.m. Thomas More College, $140 full week. Registration required. 344-3421. Crestview Hills. SUMMER CAMP MISCELLANEOUS

Skidaddles Summer Camp, 7 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Skidaddles Inc. $170 for five days, $140 for four days, $115 for three days. Registration required. 647-7529; www.skidaddles.com. Florence. M O N D A Y, J U L Y 5

SUMMER CAMP - HORSES

Little Britain Stables Horse Camp, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Daily through July 9. Little Britain Stables, $300. Registration required. 586-7990; ww.LittleBritainStable.com. Burlington.

SUMMER CAMP MISCELLANEOUS

Abby’s Child Enrichment Center Summer Program, 6:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Daily through July 9. Abby’s Child Enrichment Center, Highland Heights, $130-$180 depending on age of child. Registration required by June 1. 581-6166. Highland Heights. Abby’s Child Enrichment Center Summer Program, 6:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Daily through July 9. Abby’s Child Enrichment Center, Taylor Mill, $130-$180 depending on age of child. Registration required by June 1. 5816166. Taylor Mill. Abby’s Child Enrichment Center Summer Program, 6:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Daily through July 9. Abby’s Child Enrichment Center, Florence, $130-$180 depending on age of child. Registration required by June 1. 5816166. Florence. Abby’s Child Enrichment Center Summer Program, 6:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Daily through July 9. Abby’s Child Enrichment Center, $130-$180 depending on age of child. Registration required by June 1. 581-6166. Richwood. Abby’s Child Enrichment Center Summer Program, 6:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Daily through July 9. Abby’s Child Enrichment Center, Fort Thomas, $130-$180 depending on age of child. Registration required by June 1. 5816166. Fort Thomas. Skidaddles Summer Camp, 7 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Skidaddles Inc. $170 for five days,

LUTHERAN The outdoor wedding of Lindsey Nicole Eger and Andrew John Armstrong took place on April 10, 2010 at Aston Oaks Golf Club, North Bend, OH. A reception followed at the Aston Oaks Banquet Center. The bride is the daughter of Jeff and Ruth Eger of Taylor Mill, KY. The groom’s parents are Ken and Peggy Armstrong of Edgewood, KY.

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Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Armstrong honeymooned in Jamaica and are residing in Union, KY. Mr. Armstrong is the Compliance Officer for Ross, Sinclaire & Associates, LLC. Mrs. Armstrong is employed as an Advocacy Assistant at Gateway Community & Technical College.

Sunday Worship: Traditional 8:00 & 11:00am Contemporary 9:00am Sunday School 9:50am Contemplative 5:30pm

St. Luke Lutheran Church ELCA 4800 Alexandria Pk, Cold Spring, KY 859-441-2848 M Worship Sun 8:30 &10:30am Sunday School 9:30am All Are Welcome www.stlukecoldspring.org

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$140 for four days, $115 for three days. Registration required. 647-7529; www.skidaddles.com. Florence. Advanced Circus Camp, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Daily through July 16. Diocesan Catholic Children’s Home, 75 Orphanage Road. Intermediate and advanced circus students. Ages 7 and up. $360, $270 siblings. Registration required. Presented by My Nose Turns Red Theatre Company. 581-7100; www.mynoseturnsred.org. Fort Mitchell.

SUMMER CAMP - NATURE

Finstitute Summer Camp, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Sharks! Daily through July 9. Newport Aquarium, Newport on the Levee, Newport Aquarium tours, animal encounters, games, arts and crafts and more. Ages 7-12. $190, $150 passholders; $170, $130 passholders advance by May 5. Registration required. Presented by WAVE Foundation at Newport Aquarium. 815-1442. Newport. Young Stewards of the Earth, 8 a.m.-noon, Northern Kentucky Montessori Center, $150$180 per week. Registration required. 3313725. Crescent Springs.

SUMMER CAMP - SPORTS

University of Kentucky Coach Calipari Satellite Camp, 4 p.m.-7 p.m. Newport Central Catholic High School, 13 Carothers Road, Check-in one hour before. Instruction from coach and staff, autograph session and T-shirt. Boys and girls. Grades K-6. $75. Registration required. Presented by University of Kentucky. 257-1916; www.ukathletics.com/camps. Newport.

SUMMER CAMP - YMCA

R.C. Durr YMCA Summer Camps, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Walk like an Egyptian. Daily through July 9. R.C. Durr YMCA, $170, $125 members. Registration required. 534-5700. Burlington. R.C. Durr YMCA Preschool Summer Camps, 9 a.m.-noon Part-day. Under the Big Top: Lions, tigers and bears. Daily through July 9. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Under the Big Top: Lions, tigers and bears. Daily through July 9. R.C. Durr YMCA, $170, $125 members; part-day: $105, $75 members. Registration required. 534-5700. Burlington. R.C. Durr YMCA Teen Summer Camps, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Daily through July 9. R.C. Durr YMCA, $175, $130 members. Registration required. 534-5700. Burlington. Teen Adventure Trips, 8 a.m. Parent/Teen Greenbrier River WV and Bike Trail/Whitewater rafting. $990 per pair. Teens entering grades 6-9. Five days and four nights. Daily through July 9. Camp Ernst, Registration required. 586-6181; www.myycamp.org. Burlington. Kenton County YMCA Traditional Day Camp, 8:45 a.m.-4 p.m. Survivor: Outwit, Outlast, Olympics. Daily through July 9. Kenton County YMCA, $120, $100 members; registration fee: $40 family, $25 child. Registration required. 781-1814. Independence. Advanced Camping Experience Camp, 8:30 p.m.-4 p.m. Daily through July 16. Kenton County YMCA, $120, $100 members; registration fee: $40 family, $25 child. Registration required. 356-3178. Independence. Traditional Day Camp, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Survivor: Outwit, Outlast, Olympics. Daily through July 9. Campbell County YMCA, $140, $110 members. Registration required. 781-1814; www.myy.org. Fort Thomas. Preschool Camp, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Daily through July 9. Campbell County YMCA, 1437 S. Fort Thomas Ave. Scholarships and financial assistance available. Ages 3-5. $85, $65 members. Registration required. 7811814; www.myy.org. Fort Thomas. Campbell County YMCA Adventure Camp, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Daily through July 9. Campbell County YMCA, $140, $110 members. Registration required. 572-3063. Fort Thomas. Campbell County YMCA A.C.E.S. Camp, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Daily through July 9. Campbell County YMCA, $140, $110 members. Registration required. 572-3063. Fort Thomas. Campbell County YMCA Pre and post Camp, 6:30 a.m.-8:45 a.m. Pre-camp care. Daily through July 9. 4:15 p.m.-6 p.m. Postcamp care. Daily through July 9. Campbell County YMCA, Pre: $35, $25 members; post: $30, $20 members. Registration required. 781-1814; www.myy.org. Fort Thomas. R.C. Durr YMCA Summer Camp Leadership in Training Program, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Daily through July 9. R.C. Durr YMCA, $60, $30 members. Registration required. 5345700; www.myy.org. Burlington. R.C. Durr YMCA Sports and Specialty Camps, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Flag Football Camp and Cheer Camp. Daily through July 9. R.C. Durr YMCA, $175, $130 members. 5345700; www.myy.org. Burlington. R.C. Durr YMCA Summer Day Camp, 6:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Daily through July 9. R.C. Durr YMCA, $125-$175 per week. Registration required. 534-5700; www.myy.org. Burlington.

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Swaim hired at DunnhumbyUSA

DunnhumbyUSA has hired Heath Swaim as associate of Data Solution Group. He will be responsible for providing leadership and assistance on data solution planSwaim ning for The Kroger Co. Swaim holds a Bachelor of Science in business administration from the University of Alabama. He lives in Wilder.

Celebrating 25 years

Paul Riedeman of Wilder and Cynthia Whitson of Cold Spring were recently recognized by Fifth Third's President and CEO, Kevin T. Kabat for their 25 years of service with the Bank. Riedeman joined Fifth Third Bank in 1985 and serves as an image specialist. He is responsible for various operations within the Wholesale Lockbox department. Whitson joined Fifth Third Bank in 1985 and serves as an opener in the direct channel mortgage department. She is responsible for working closely with mortgage loan officers to compile and mail documents required for refinance or purchase.

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Tie for title of unofficial ‘Face of Cincinnati’ The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Cincinnati Reds, Cincinnati Zoo, Cincinnati Art Museum, Florence Freedom, Cincinnati Parks, Pete Rose and Mayor Mark Mallory are the big winners in the eighth annual Northern Kentucky University Cincinnati Entertainment Survey. The survey measures the popularity, satisfaction and value of local entertainment attractions. It also measures local attitudes about quality of life and asks what is the region’s best-kept entertainment secret and who is the unofficial face of Cincinnati. The Cincinnati Reds and Cincinnati Zoo finished in a statistical tie for the most popular local attractions. Fifty-six percent of the survey’s 511 respondents reported attending a Reds game in the last year, while 55 percent reported visiting the zoo during that time. Kings Island (41 percent) finished third in popularity, followed by the Newport Aquarium (36 percent), Cincinnati Museum Center (33 percent), Cincinnati Bengals (31 percent), Riverbend Music Center (27 percent), Aronoff Center (26 percent), Coney Island (21 percent) and the Cincinnati Art Museum (21 percent). Of all venues included in the study, only Kings Island and the Newport Aquarium saw an increase in popularity over 2009 results. “The industry is going to see a shift from high-cost forms of entertainment to low-cost forms,” the study concluded. “Industries that rely on sales of costly tickets for

one-night entertainments, like sporting events, live music and theater, may not benefit from the struggling economy.” In terms of customer satisfaction, the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra is the 2010 winner. Seventy percent of respondents rated their satisfaction with Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra as a nine or 10 on a 10point scale where 10 is “extremely satisfied.” The Cincinnati Art Museum (63 percent) ranked second in satisfaction after topping the list last year. The symphony and art museum were followed by the Cincinnati Opera (61 percent), Cincinnati Museum Center (59 percent), Playhouse in the Park (59 percent), Cincinnati Zoo (56 percent), Aronoff Center (50 percent), National Underground Railroad Freedom Center (48 percent), Kentucky Speedway (45 percent) and Newport Aquarium (45 percent). In challenging economic times, perceived value becomes that much more important. And when it comes to value, the Cincinnati Art Museum and Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra tied for the top spot this year. Seventy-one percent of respondents rated the Cincinnati Art Museum as a nine or 10 on a 10point scale where 10 is “extremely good value.” Sixty-six percent of respondents gave the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra such a rating – doubling the percentage of such ratings for the CSO over last year, making the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra the biggest mover in terms of both satisfaction and per-

The survey measures the popularity, satisfaction and value of local entertainment attractions. ceived value this year. Following the art museum and symphony are the Florence Freedom (63 percent), National Underground Railroad Freedom Center (58 percent), Cincinnati Opera (53 percent), Playhouse in the Park (48 percent), Cincinnati Museum Center (47 percent), Cincinnati Zoo (43 percent), Kentucky Speedway (36 percent) and Coney Island (36 percent). “I think if you look at the data in terms of satisfaction and perceived value, the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra has to be pretty pleased by the results of the NKU Cincinnati Entertainment Survey,” said Dr. Aron Levin, associate professor of marketing and director of the NKU Marketing Research Partnership Program. “That said, all of these organizations can benefit from this information. Our study offers an unbiased outside look at the perceptions that are out there, and as they say perception is reality. We hope to work with these groups – no matter how they fared this year – to give them useful, actionable information that can help them plan for continued growth and expansion.” The Florence Freedom organization won the award for Best Family Friendly local attraction, which is calculated by combining, among other factors, customer satisfaction

and perceived value. The survey also asked participants what is the city’s best kept secret. The leading vote-getter is Cincinnati’s parks. “I think sometimes people overlook the quality of our local parks,” Levin said. “But when you think about Eden Park, Ault Park, Burnet Woods, Devou Park and the other wonderful local parks we have, it should come as no surprise that our area’s parks would be the best kept secret in town.” The survey asked who is the unofficial face of Cincinnati. Responses were all over the board – from television personalities such as Jerry Springer and Nick Clooney to business leaders like Bob Castellini and Bill Butler; from Nick Lachey to former UFC Middleweight Champion Rich Franklin. But in the end, there was a statistical tie between all-time Major League Baseball hits leader Pete Rose (43 votes) and Cincinnati Mayor Mark Mallory (41 votes). They were followed by Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Chad Ochocinco (32 votes). Finally, the survey measured perceived quality of life around the region and found that 69 percent of respondents from Warren County believe that Cincinnati is a good or great place to live; followed by 67 percent of respondents from Kenton, Clermont and Dearborn counties; 62 percent from Hamilton County; 58 percent from Boone County; 53 percent from Campbell County; and 51 percent from Butler County.


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Race benefits missionaries The Ambassadors of Grace are having a 5K race/walk at 8 a.m. Aug. 7. Called the Macchiato Race, it will be at 1790 Airport Exchange in Erlanger. The race is a fundraiser

for a couple who are missionaries going to Albania. There will be free food and drinks and prizes for top winners. To register, visit www.active.com.

Candleligh vigil honors POWs

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Memorial Weekend

Campbell County Jailer Greg Buckler, Laura Roberts of Wilder, Sue Orth of Cold Spring and County Commissioner Ken Rechtin hear keynote speaker David Mann of Cincinnati, formerly of Northern Kentucky, at the fourth annual Memorial Weekend at Evergreen Cemetery in Southgate.

Census follow-up ahead of schedule

The current door-to-door phase of the 2010 Census is about 94 percent complete, but there are several reasons why a census worker may visit your home in coming weeks. Robert Groves, director of the U.S. Census Bureau, announced in mid-June that about 44 million census forms had been completed and checked in, leaving about 3 million forms to be collected and processed. “We are somewhat ahead of schedule and certainly under budget,” Groves said. Since May 1, about 550,000 census employees have been going door-todoor nationwide to obtain completed census questionnaires from more than 47 million households that failed to return a form by April 16. “In some parts of Kentucky, the workload was completed weeks ahead of the July 10 deadline for the Nonresponse Followup phase,” said William W. Hatcher, Charlotte regional director for the Census Bureau. Nevertheless, he added, over the next several weeks census workers will continue to contact some households in Kentucky as part of one of several quality-control operations. They include: • Coverage Followup: Until mid-August, households will be called to clarify answers provided on the census questionnaire (for example, the number of

people listed at an address doesn’t match the number of names provided). • Vacant Delete Check: In July census workers will double check vacant households and those we deleted as nonexistent on April 1, the reference date for the 2010 census. They also will visit housing units from which they received blank or incomplete forms. • Field Verification: During August, census workers will visit households for which a form has been received but whose address does not match an address in our master file. This operation also seeks to resolve suspected duplicate addresses within the same block. “These operations are supplemented by other quality-assurance processes to maximize accuracy,” Hatcher said. “In some cases, that means a home may be visited more than once.” Some households that mailed in a form have received a visit from a census worker. Reasons include incomplete or conflicting answers or forms received after deadline. “If you are one of the small percent of Kentucky homes that are visited, please take a few minutes to speak with the census taker,” Hatcher said. “Our mission is to count everyone, once and in the right place. We check and double check to make sure we get it right.” Nationwide, 72 percent of U.S. households mailed

back the form on time. The mail participation rate for Kentucky was 75 percent. The 2010 census is the official count of everyone living in the U.S. and is required by the Constitution. Census data are used to allocate congressional seats to the states and to distribute more than $400 billion in federal funds to tribal, state and local gov-

mentary, school-aged children. The cost is $25 per child or $50 per family. Cost includes breakfast and lunch. Scholarships are available for children who have a financial need. Families may register by calling 292-0244 or visit www.starsforchildren.com to receive a registration packet. The registration deadline is extended to June 30. STARS is an outreach program of Hospice Care of St. Elizabeth. The goal of the STARS program is to help children and teens grow through grief so that they may shine like stars in the darkness brought on by death. For more information about other STARS or grief support programs, please contact 292-0244 or visit www.starsforchildren.com

ter Memorial Area. The event is sponsored by Northern Kentucky Chapter 5 of Blue Star Mothers of America. For information, contact Lorene Friedman at 859-371-8520 or lorenefriedman@insightbb.com.

GLBTQ to host youth summit The Greater Cincinnati GLBTQ Youth Summit, a nonprofit organization serving local gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and questioning (GLBTQ) youth and allies, will hold its ninth annual summit at Northern Kentucky University’s Student Union Saturday, Sept. 18. The day-long event is free and open to the public regardless of age and sexual orientation. The summit will include workshops exploring relationships, gender identity, and the “coming out” process.

Additional workshops will focus on community organizing and combating anti-GLBTQ bullying in schools and communities. Registration opens at 10 a.m. and workshops begin at 11 a.m. Lunch and dinner are served, with vegan and vegetarian options available. Pre-registration is encouraged by visiting CincyYouthSummit.org and will open Aug. 1. For more information, please contact Michael Sauer at 513-886-2780 or e-mail at michael@cincyyouthsummit.org.

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Hospice Care of St. Elizabeth offers STARS Camp for Kids STARS will hold its annual Summer Day Camp Wednesday, July 7, from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Town & Country Sports Complex, 1018 Town Drive in Wilder. The goal of the camp is to provide a oneday, structured program that integrates fun and play with grief work activities. The children have an opportunity to meet others who have experienced a death and learn safe and healthy ways to express their grief. Dealing with the death of a loved one is never easy, but facing this confusing process as a child can be even more difficult. The STARS program helps kids better understand their loss and find strength through their grief journey. The STARS Summer Day Camp is limited to 30 ele-

ernments each year. Stateby-state results must be reported to the president by Dec. 31. Census takers will have an official I.D. badge and many will also carry a black bag marked with the words “U.S. Census Bureau.” Census takers will never ask to come into your home, or ask for bank, credit card, or Social Security numbers.

A candlelight vigil will take place at 8 p.m. Aug. 20 in honor of all the prisoners of war and missing in action that have never made it home. It will take place at the Florence Government Cen-

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CAMPBELL COUNTY Arrest

Donald M. Weinel, 27, Homeless, receiving stolen property under $1,000 at 796 W. Miller Road, June 8. William A. Howard, 32, 408 Demossville Road, speeding, possession of marijuana, DUI - second offense - aggravated circumstances, possession of open container in a motor vehicle at Nagel Road and U.S. 27, June 9. Michael S. Memering, 34, 200 Bluegrass Ave., Unit 74C, third degree burglary, second degree fleeing or evading police - on foot, resisting arrest, warrant at 10188 Licking Pike, June 10. Karen L. Mettz, 33, 721 Alysheba Drive, warrant at 721 Alysheba Drive, June 10.

Incidents/reports Animal complaint

Report of dog attacked by neighbor’s dogs at 3788 New Richmond Road, June 10.

Criminal littering, criminal trespass

Report of juveniles trespassing and

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littering on property at 751 Shenandoah Lane, June 4.

Damage to a vehicle

Report of vehicle damaged by striking tire in roadway at I-471 North at I0275, June 8.

Neighbor dispute

Report of nude statue of “David” painted at 761 Chateguay, June 10.

Operating on DUI suspended license, leaving scene of accident

Report of male suspect fled scene of vehicle accident by climbing out of car and running at 2856 Nine Mile Road, May 31.

Theft by unlawful taking

Report of wallet and cash taken at 10318 Washington Trace Road, May 26.

Third degree burglary

Report of door window shattered and cigarette cartons taken at 796 W. Miller Road, June 8.

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at South I-471, June 11. William Caudle, 22, 401 East Main St., possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia at I471, June 11. Dennis Meece, 30, 420 West 11Th St., warrant at I-471, June 11. Jeffrey Durham, 42, 519 Sixth Ave., no insurance, expired registration, warrant at Memorial Parkway and I-471, June 11. Justin Wald, 29, 40 Hillside Drive, DUI at Wilson Road and Memorial, June 12. Davett Hall-Carpenter, 36, 6051 Allison Ave., first degree possession of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana at I-275, June 13. Tammy Deatherage, 26, 21 Montvale Court No. 2, warrant at 21 Montvale Court no. 2, June 15. Jeremiah Brockman, 35, 536 Howell Ave. No. 1, warrant at Seventh and Isabella, June 16.

Incidents/reports Second degree burglary

Reported at 339 Tower Hill Road, June 16.

Theft by unlawful taking

Arrest

Sean Zachary, 27, 4 Grand Ave., DUI

Reported at 7 Avon Place, June 11. Reported at 62 Bluegrass Ave., June 12.

Reported at 84 Orchard Hill Road, June 13. Reported at 85 North Grand Ave., June 15. Reported at North Fort Thomas Ave., June 16.

Theft of identity

Reported at 53 Taylor Ave., June 12.

Unauthorized use of a motor vehicle

Reported at 45 Devils Den, June 16.

HIGHLAND HEIGHTS/ SOUTHGATE Arrest

Desiree Mattox, 29, 223 Linden Ave., second degree disorderly conduct at 223 Linden Ave., June 4. Christa Weiskittle, 38, 141 Pleasant Ridge , second degree possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia at AA and I-275, June 2. Alaiona Bridewell, 18, 2335 Alexandria Pike Apt. 36A, possession of alcohol by a minor at 2335 Alexandria Pike Apt. A, June 1. Thomas McGovern, 20, 2360 Fausz Road, possession of alcohol by a

minor at 2335 Alexandria Pike Apt.A, June 1. Dustin Glahn, 19, 305 Carlisle Ave., possession of alcohol by a minor at 2335 Alexandria Pike Apt. A, June 1. James Cavitt, 53, 2335 Alexandria Pike 73 D, fourth degree assault at 2335 Alexandria Pike, June 1.

Incidents/reports Second degree criminal mischief

Reported at 204 Meadow Trail Drive, May 31. Reported at 227 Meadow Trail Drive, May 31.

Theft by unlawful taking

Reported at 148 Hidden Valley Drive, June 5. Reported at 209 Linden Ave., June 6. Reported at Sunset and University, June 1.

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Billy Johnson, 46, 415 Taylor Ave., first degree possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia at Fifth and York, June 15. Eugene Dubose, 41, 217 West 12Th

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. St., theft by unlawful taking, fleeing at 1301 Monmouth St., June 14. Shawn Gene Bridewell, 45, 38 East Ninth St., fourth degree assault at 38 East ninth St., June 14.

Incidents/reports Fourth degree assault

Reported at 1000 block of Ann St., June 13.

Second degree burglary

Reported at 405 Hodge, June 14.

Theft by unlawful taking

Reported at 1 Sweetbriar Court, June 11.

Third degree criminal mischief

Reported at 1035 Hamlet St., June 16. Reported at 931 Isabella St., June 9.

DEATHS Grover Allen

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Grover C. Allen, 80, Union, died June 15, 2010, at his home. He was a supervisor at an import/export business. Survivors include his wife, Joyce Allen of Union; daughters, Teresa West of Union, Sherry Fagin of Latonia and Jerry Julifs of Newport; sons, Perry Allen of Independence, Kerry Allen of Union and Barry Allen of Covington; sisters, Rita Taylor of Felicity, Ohio, Geneva Howes, Juanita Allen and Sue Minix, all of Salyersville, Ky. and brother, Wayne Allen of Salyersville, Ky. Burial was in Grandview Cemetery in Mentor. Memorials: Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Donor Services, P.O, Box 4072, Pittsfield, MA 01202.

Elaine Baynum

Elaine Baynum, 66, Crestview, died June 16, 2010, at her home. She was a baker for Kroger. Her husband, Robert Baynum, and brother, Ronald Gubser, died

previously. Survivors include her daughter, Sheila Hofstetter of California; sons, Donald and Jeffrey Baynum, both of Crestview; sister, Carol Moore of Taylor Mill; seven grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Interment was at Saints Peter & Paul Cemetery in California.

Freda Beatsch

Freda “Boots” Beatsch, 95, Southgate, died June 14, 2010, at Baptist Convalescent Center, Newport. She was a homemaker and a member of St. Therese Altar Society, the Southgate Seniors and charter member of the Ladies Auxiliary of Southgate Fire Department. She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank J. Beatsch, daughter, Marilee Ferrell and son, William Beatsch. Survivors include daughters, Anne Imhoff of Cold Spring and Jane Combs of Independence; sons, Ray, Robert and John Beatsch, all of Southgate and Frank

Beatsch of Alexandria; 20 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren. Burial was in the St. Stephen Cemetery, Fort Thomas. Memorials: The St. Therese Parish, 11 Temple Place, Southgate, KY 41071 and Southgate Fire Department, 122 Electric Ave., Southgate, KY 41071.

Robert ‘Bob’ Dunigan

Robert “Bob” Dunigan, 78, Fort Thomas, died June 18, 2010, at his home. He worked for Turner Construction and Hemmer Construction and was a member of Laborer’s Local No. 265. His daughter, Rebecca Cather, died previously in 1984. Survivors include his wife, Dusty K. Dunigan of Fort Thomas; son, Robert E. Dunigan, Jr. of Wesley Chapel, Fla.; daughters, Catherine Manning of Crescent Springs, Jacqueline Thibault of Beverly Hills,

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DEATHS From B12 Fla., Lorraine Dunigan, Karen Clark, and Paula Bland all of Tampa, Fla.; step-son, Phillip Sammons of Philadelphia, Pa.; sister, Shirley Petit of Cincinnati; brother, Ken Dunigan of Cincinnati; 18 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Ronny ‘Joe’ Earls

Ronny “Joe” Earls, 53, of Burnside, formerly of Latonia, died June 16, 2010, at his home. Survivors include his son, Nicholas Earls of Alexandria; daughters, Misty Earls of Hebron and Angela Cummins of Taylor Mill; mother, Irene Earls of Newport; sisters, Cynthia Hoskins of Erlanger, Rebecca Miller of Greenville and Barbara Pettit of Williamstown; and seven grandchildren. Burial was in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens, Taylor Mill. Memorials: Kenton County Animal Shelter, 1020 Mary Laidley Drive, Fort Wright, KY 41017.

William Heideman Sr.

William E. Heideman Sr., 75, Independence, died June 18, 2010, at his home. He was a demolition construction technician, a Korean army veteran, and a member of St. Anthony Church in Taylor Mill. His son, Charles Heideman, died previously in 1980. Survivors include his son, William Heideman Jr. of Erlanger; daughter, Michelle Lowe of Lawrenceburg, Ind.; sisters, Mary Weihoff of Cincinnati, Norita Heideman of Cold Spring, Jo Ann Riddell of Wadsworth, Helen Heideman of Bridgetown, Carolyn Rogers of Milford; six grandchildren; and one great-grandson. Burial was in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens in Taylor Mill. Memorials: St. Anthony Church Youth Group, 485 Grand Avenue Taylor Mill, KY 41015.

Ellen Henry

Ellen O. Henry, 75, Fort Thomas, a homemaker, died June 15, 2010, at Providence Pavilion in Covington. Her husband, Charles Henry, died previously. Survivors include daughters, Linda Miller of McComb, Miss. and Eva Frederick of Butler; sons, Edgar Miller of Latonia and John Miller of San Francisco, Calif.; sisters, Martha Miller of Crestwood, Ill. and Ann Vanderwall of Oak Forest, Ill.;13 grandchildren and 21great-grandchildren. Burial was in Alexandria Cemetery. Memorials: Providence Pavilion, c/o Activities Fund, 401 E. 20th St., Covington, KY 41014.

Chloe Jaggers

Chloe Elisabeth Jaggers, newborn, California, died June 14, 2010, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. Survivors include her parents, Joe and Carrie Jaggers of California; brother, Elijah Jaggers of California; maternal grandparents, Gary and Sharon McCormick of California; paternal grandmother, Janice Jaggers of Louisville; paternal grandparents, Jan and Tressella Jaggers of Louisville and paternal great-grandmother, Kathleen Jaggers of Elizabethtown. Alexandria Funeral Home in Alexandria handled the arrangements.

Harry Listermann

Harry James Listermann, 84, Alexandria, died June 14, 2010, at his home. He worked for Rish Equipment Co. in Cincinnati, was a World War II Navy veteran, member of St. Mary Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus Father DeJaco Council, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3205, all in Alexandria, Campbell Social Seniors and the United States L.S.T. Association. His son, James Michael Listermann, died in 2002. Survivors include his wife, Betty Christine Bachman Listermann; sister, Mary Margaret Darnell; sons, Steven Listermann of Westwood and Robert Listermann of Cold Spring; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Burial was in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens, Taylor Mill. Memorials: St. Mary Catholic Church, 8246 E. Main St., Alexandria, KY 41001; or Knights of Columbus Father DeJaco Council 5220, 11186 S. Licking Pike, Alexandria, KY 41001.

Edward Messmer

Edward H. Messmer, 92, of Fort Thomas, died June 13, 2010, at his home. He was an auto body repairman for Campbell County Chevrolet, a WWII Army veteran and a member of the Southgate VFW. His wife, Anna Leick Messmer, died previously.

Survivors include his son, Wayne Messmer of Florence; four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Burial was at St. Stephen Cemetery, Fort Thomas. Memorials: Southgate Vets, 6 Electric Ave., Southgate, KY 41071, or St. Thomas Church, 26 E. Villa Place, Fort Thomas, KY 41075.

beth Fort Thomas. He was a general contractor, owner of Harold W. Steffen & Sons and a farmer. Survivors include his wife, Joy Kavanaugh Steffen of California; daughters, Pauline Joplin of Texas, Michelle Cobb of Kodak, Tenn., Kathleen Hafer of Spring City, Tenn., and Amy Horvath of Fort Thomas; step-daughter, Beverly Wagner of Alexandria; sons, Harold W. Steffen Jr. and Jeffrey Steffen, both of Alexandria, Christopher Steffen of Park City, Ky., Anthony Steffen of Melbourne and Phillip Steffen of Highland Heights; step-son, Thomas Ice of Alexandria; sisters, Dorothy Kool of California and Mary Allender of Highland Heights; brother, Pete Steffen of Alexandria; 18 grandchildren and eight greatgrandchildren. Burial was in Saint Mary Cemetery in Alexandria. Memorials: American Lung Association, P.O. Box 9067, Louisville, KY 40209.

Charles ‘Chuck’ Mile

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Charles ‘Chuck’ Edward Mile, 58, Bellevue, died June 17, 2010, at Hospice of the Bluegrass Care Center in Fort Thomas. He was a video production coordinator for Mills James Productions, a former employee of Mac Productions in Covington, and member of the Loyal Booster Club and Northern Kentucky University Audio/Visual Production staff. Survivors include his son, Shawn Mile of Newport; and daughter, Lacy Mile of Dayton, Ky. Memorials: Campbell County Animal Shelter, P.O. Box 97, Melbourne, KY 41059; Brighton Center Newport, 741 Central Ave., Newport, KY 41071.

JoAnn K. Trout, 79, Cold Spring, died June 13, 2010, at her home. She was a bookkeeper with Doc Doherty Chevron in Fort Thomas, was a member of Christian Women’s Fellowship at the First Christian Church of Fort Thomas, the Fort Thomas PTA and the Highlands High School Band Association. Survivors include her husband,

Noel Trout of Cold Spring; daughter, Lisa Hilf of Cold Spring; sons, Jim Trout of Lexington and Dan Trout of Sand Springs, Okla. and eight grandchildren. Burial was in the Riverside Cemetery, Falmouth. Memorials: The First Christian Church of Fort Thomas Memorial Fund, 1031 Alexandria Pike, Fort Thomas, KY 41075; St. Elizabeth Hospice, 483 South Loop Drive Edgewood, KY 41017 or Christian Care Communities Cumberland Building, 12710 Townepark Way Suite 1000, Louisville, KY 40243.

Barbara Wooding

Barbara Jean Wooding, 62, Bellevue, died June 14, 2010, at her home. She was a 30-year breast cancer survivor, owner of All Occasion Hair Styling for 30 years, a member of Bridge Church in Wilder, Newport Elks, and the Red Hat and Purple Dress Society. Survivors include her sons, Ronald Wooding of Bellevue and Curtis Wooding of Dayton; daughter, Shawn Wooding of Bellevue; brother, George Reeves of Dayton; sisters, Elsa Hall and Pat Miggs, both of Dayton, Vickie Sherlow and Marsha Reeves, both of Cincinnati, Maxine Nehoff of Olive Branch, Miss., and Sandy Coley of Dalton, Ga.; eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

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David Morgan

David Gary Morgan, 58, of Hillsboro, Ohio, formerly of Boone County, died June 12, 2010, at Mercy Hospital Clermont in Batavia, Ohio. He worked in maintenance for Pomery Computer Resources in Hebron and enjoyed classic cars, wire art, constructing models, collecting die cast cars, trains and coins. Survivors include his wife, Linda Sue Johnson Morgan of Hillsboro, Ohio; step-son, Troy Wesselman of Florence; step-daughter, Holly Stamford of Cincinnati; brothers, Mark Morgan of Carthage, Ohio, Joe Morgan of Alexandria and Terry Morgan of Cincinnati; sisters, Joyce Morgan and Carol Jones, both of Cincinnati and Lois Mullikin of Florence and two step-grandchildren.

Nancy Panko

Nancy Panko, 76, a homemaker of Cincinnati, formerly of Bellevue, died June 17, 2010, at Cottingham Retirement Community, Cincinnati. Her husband, Charles Panko, died in 1992. Survivors include her daughters, Debbie Pratt of Fort Thomas, Tina Kiser of Landon, Ohio and Molly Fritz of West Chester, Ohio. Burial was in St. Stephen Cemetery, Fort Thomas. Memorials: Samaritan’s Purse International Relief, P.O. Box 3000, Boone, NC 28607-3000.

John Rawe

John Michael Rawe, 52, Alexandria, died June 17, 2010, at St. Elizabeth Fort Thomas. He was a self-employed home inspector, district supervisor of Campbell County Rural Knothole District 23, a Knothole coach and a member of Knights of Columbus. Survivors include his wife, Judy Rawe of Alexandria; son, Joseph Rawe of Alexandria; parents, Richard and Mary Rawe of Highland Heights; sisters, Judy Baultista of Hebron, Michele Gaffney of Cincinnati; and brothers Rich Rawe of Melbourne, Dan Rawe of Alexandria, Jim Rawe of Fort Wright, Jeff Rawe of Grants Lick, Chris Rawe of Cold Spring and Gary Rawe of Cold Spring. Burial was in St. Stephen Cemetery, Fort Thomas. Memorials: The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center PO Box 4486 , Houston TX 772104486.

Harold Steffen Sr.

Harold W. Steffen Sr., 75, California, died June 14, 2010, at St. Eliza-

Yearlings group to host golf outing

The Yearlings’ fourth annual stallions golf outing will take place July 17, at the A.J. Jolly Golf Course in Alexandria. The tournament will have a shotgun start at 1 p.m. Lunch and registration will begin at 11:30 a.m. The cost is $80 per golfer and $320 for a foursome. Golfers will receive lunch, an 18-hole scramble format, beer, snacks, gifts, games and prizes.

BED AND BREAKFAST

Payment and registration is required by July 10. In addition to sponsorships, this event raises money for charity and for scholarships through individual admission tickets, silent auction, raffles and other donations. For information on corporate sponsorships, call 513-248-4547. The golf course is located at 11541 Alexandria Pike.

SOUTH CAROLINA

Bed & Breakfast Feature of the Week

The Rooster’s Nest is a unique Bed and Breakfast located in Winchester, Ohio, off State Route 32, about an hour east of Cincinnati.

FLORIDA

ANNA MARIA ISLAND Amazing value! $499/wk, 1BR 1 & 2 BR units. Charming beach cottage. Call now for best selection! 513-236-5091, beachesndreams.net

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

The B&B consists of a log building constructed of logs dating back to 1788, yet is complete will modern amenities. There are three rooms available, each with a queen bed and private bath. The Rooster’s Nest is a perfect place to relax and enjoy a break from busy routines. Walk on the 25 acres of woodlands, fish in the 1.25 acre stocked pond, curl up with a book or sit outside by the campfire. Breakfast is served in the spacious gathering room overlooking the pond while birds and squirrels entertain at the feeders. Innkeepers Sally and Dave White promise to tantalize your taste buds with scrumptious dishes like Rooster Egg Bake, Rhode Island Red Stuffed French Toast, Chanticleer Bananas & Ice Cream or Banty Fruit Parfait along with freshly baked breads, juice and coffee. The Inn’s convenient location allows guests to experience all that Adams County has to offer.

Mary Petrey

Mary Ann Petrey, 62, Southgate, died June 9, 2010, at Hospice of the Bluegrass Care Center, Fort Thomas. She was carpentry teacher for Job Corps. Survivors include her husband, Ed Petrey; sister, Sue Gaddy; seven children and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Burial was at Highland Cemetery, Fort Mitchell.

PROVIDED

The Yearlings, a volunteer organization that raises money for charity, will host a golf outing July 17, at A.J. Jolly golf course in Alexandria. Pictured from left-toright is Julie King, Sherry Smith, Haley Taylor, Lisa Martin, Rachel Huleter, Melanie Cunningham and Terrie Rogers.

NORTH MYRTLE BEACH. Oceanfront condos. 1, 2 & 3 bedroom units with pools, spas & tennis. Hi-speed Internet, kiddie waterslide. 800-345-5617 www.oceancreek.net There are many Amish shops with baked goods, furniture and cheese. If you are hunting for unique items for yourself or someone special, you can check out the antique shops and art gallery. For outdoorsy adventures within a short drive, you will find Adams Lake Nature Walk, Chaparral Prairie, Edge of Appalachia, Lynx Prairie, Buzzards’ Roost and Serpent Mound. An oasis of sophistication, The Rooster’s Nest was featured in the 2009 Best of Midwest Living. It offers a memorable retreat, a romantic getaway or a mid-week respite. It is a perfect location for smaller business meetings or receptions or for a Mom’s scrap-booking weekend. Gift certificates are available.

Clearwater/Indian Rocks Beach BEST VALUE ON THE BEACH! CLEAN beach condo, 2BR, 2BA, pool. 513-770-4243. Rent weekly. www.bodincondo.com

CLEARWATER TO ST. PETE BEACHES Gulf front & bay side condos. All prices & sizes! Florida Lifestyle VAC. 1-800-487-8953. Jan. 2011, Monthly Discounts • www.ourcondo.com

DESTIN. Local owner, 1 or 2 luxury condos. 2 BR, 2 BA overlooking gulf, sugar white beaches. Heated pool, hot tubs & more. 937-767-8449,or visit www.majesticsunindestin.com

TENNESSEE

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

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

The Rooster’s Nest B&B Winchester, Ohio 877-386-3302 www.roostersnest.net

CE-1001559859-01

FLORIDA

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

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

NORTH CAROLINA

GATLINBURG . Affordable rates. Fully furnished. 1-8 bdrms. Chalets, Cabins, Privacy, Views, Hot Tubs, Jacuzzis, Fireplaces. 1-800-235-2661 www.alpinechaletrentals.com

GATLINBURG. Choose a 2 or 3 BR chalet, conveniently located, richly appointed and meticulously main tained. Pet friendly. 877-215-3335 or visit www.marysescape.com

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

SOUTH CAROLINA DAYTONA BEACH Oceanfront condo, sleeps four. Pool, hot tub, fitness center, walk to restau rants, pier. Weekly or long term. Avail. Race Week! 513-378-6972

EAST COAST, NEW SMYRNA BEACH Luxurious oceanfront condos & vacation homes. Closest & best beach to Disney. Ocean Properties Vacation Rentals 800-728-0513 www.oceanprops.com Vacation Resorts of South Carolina. Hilton Head or Myrtle Beach. Lovely 1 or 2BR condos, weekly rates from $775 to $2200! Excellent locations! www.vrosc.com. 877-807-3828

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

PANAMA CITY BEACH The Summerhouse 2B/2B Family Condos. Beach side pools, tennis, WiFi & More. r 800/354-1122 THE BEST BEACH VACATION VALUE! www.SummerhousePC.com

GATLINBURG ! Luxurious cabins on trout streams. Park-like settings. Hot tubs. Close to National Park & Dollywood. Great rates! $105 & up. 800-404-3370 www.countryelegancecabins.com

Hilton Head Island, SC

Visit www.hhisland.info and plan a getaway with Seashore Vacations. Our beach is free. Specials available for golf, tennis, dining, more. Visit our

site or call toll free: 800-845-0077.

NORRIS LAKE. Located at Powell Valley Resort. 2 BR/1BA, fully furnished priv. home. Covered porch, deck. Lake access. $95/nt. 423-5628353, www.norrislakehse.com


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