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Street repair plan to be presented

A proposal for a new fiveyear street repair plan is on track for unveiling at the Thursday, Aug. 18, council meeting. The city hired engineering service CDS Associates Inc. at a cost of $16,800 in March to perform a street review and come up with the outline for a city street repair program. NEWS, A3

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County farmers cook with chefs

By Chris Mayhew cmayhew@nky.com

What’s cooking on Campbell County’s farms became fine dining as well-known area chefs turned local foods into something to savor for more than 100 invited guests at the Lazy K Ranch Monday, Aug. 1. In an effort to help people develop a taste for buying locally, the second Farm to Fork dinner was sponsored by the Campbell County Conservation District’s Farmland Work Group. Area mayors and county leaders were invited to sit down with farmers and eat locally grown foods. Chefs Jean-Robert de Cavel, Matthew Buschle and Laine Steelman, all

residents of Campbell County, helped prepare the dishes. The event featured Kentucky’s first lady Jane Beshear, who spoke about the importance of buying and eating locally produced foods. “This brings us together with our northern county neighbors to share what we are, what we do, and the bounty we have,” said Dennis Walter, chairman of the Campbell County Farmland Work Group. The point of the event is to make local leaders aware of the value of the county’s agriculture and keep that in mind when county planning or other laws are being considered, Walter said. The Farmland Work Group’s

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Campbell County Beef Association members and cook Tom Honschell, left, and Norman Anderson, right, season steaks on the grill outside the Lazy K Ranch in Grants Lick for the Farm to Fork dinner Monday, Aug. 1.

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Remembering Sept. 11, 2001

Sept. 11, 2011, is the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in New York, the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., and United Airlines Flight 93 which crashed near Shanksville, Pa. If your church, civic club or school is observing this tragic day in American history, the Recorder would like to know. Please send information about your Sept. 11 observance to mshaw@nky.com or mail to Michelle Shaw, Campbell County Recorder, 228 Grandview Drive, Fort Mitchell, KY 41017.

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Courtney Morgan, 8, Alexandria, grabs a spoon-full of “bloo goo” cotton candy-flavored ice cream cone outside Sharky’s Eats & Treats in Alexandria Monday, Aug. 8.

Live concert an Alexandria fair first By Chris Mayhew cmayhew@nky.com

ALEXANDRIA - The kick-off of the Alexandria Fair & Horse Show won’t just begin with a parade. This year’s fair will start with a live concert featuring the band “Lonestar.” Lonestar, along with American Idol season 8 contestants Danny Gokey and Casey James, will perform at the fairgrounds Monday, Aug. 29. The first act is scheduled to start at 6:30 p.m. Seating available for the show will be about 2,500 people, and there is a VIP tent, said Doug Carmack, president of the fair board. “It’s a big event,” Carmack said. “It’s something new in the city.” The plans are to have more concerts in coming years as long as this year’s goes smoothly, he said. The idea of having a concert was to have something different than what people typically expect to have at the fair and to kick-off

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The Alexandria Fair & Horse Show is Wednesday, Aug. 31, through Monday, Sept. 5. The fair has operated at the same location since 1856 and is one of the oldest fairs in Kentucky, according the fair website www.alexandriafairandhorseshow.com. Fair books with detailed schedules of events have been published and are available now, said Doug Carmack, fair board president. “Whatever they need to know is in that book,” Carmack said. Fair books are available at locations including the Spare-Time Grill in Alexandria, Southern States in Alexandria, Alexandria Drugs and The Party Source in Bellevue, he said. This year’s fair features a lineup of the same events people who attend the fair know, Carmack said. The quad all-terrain vehicle races will be back for another year, and as always the horse show starts Friday, he said. the fair weekend, said Jeff Smith of Alexandria, an associate fair board member who is helping plan and organize the event. “It’s kind of a unique setting where we can have a nationally known act come in there,” Smith said. The fairgrounds seating will allow people to see the artists upclose, he said. Lonestar and the other artists are something people of all ages can come and enjoy, Smith said. “We wanted to pick some

entertainment that you would bring your family to and wasn’t just something for adults,” he said. Smith said people attending the concert are being asked to bring a canned food donation as well to support the Henry Hosea House in Newport. For tickets visit the website www.rwatickets.com or call 7817700. For more about your community, visit www.nky.com/alexandria

ALEXANDRIA - A proposal by the mayor to elevate a public works position into a supervisory role was met with skepticism by two of the three members of council’s public works committee during an Aug. 4 meeting. Mayor Bill Rachford said the proposed idea is still in the discussion phase, and he intends to continue talks about a foreman position. Rachford said he and public works director Sam Trapp came up with the idea for a foreman as a way to improve the department’s operations. The new position wouldn’t mean hiring anyone new, Rachford said. “You’re just giving somebody a little more responsibility,” said Trapp during the public works committee meeting. Trapp said with the administrative duties he has going on, he’s sometimes in a meeting with the mayor and others or in the office filing reports and not at a job site. “I’m just saying I can’t be there every minute of every day,” he said. Council member Dave Hart, public works committee chairman, said the committee had been offered the opportunity to help write the job description for a foremen position. There was no discussion of the job description. Adding a foreman position likely also means a salary increase, said council member Stacey Graus during the public works committee meeting. Graus said if a supervisor puts forth a weekly set of priorities of what’s supposed to be done, then the employees should be able to carry everything out. “I’m having trouble with the idea of having a foreman for three

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first Farm to Fork dinner was in 2007 at Northern Kentucky University, he said. It was decided to move this year’s event to the Lazy K Ranch, a working horse farm and riding center, Wal-

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ter said. “We were in the city and now we’re in the country,” he said. “And we’re at one of the premier farms in Campbell County as far as agritourism is concerned.” The dining event feature fruits, vegetables, glasses of local wine as well as beef, pork and chicken. All of it was grown and raised by county farmers, Walter said. Walter owns and operates StoneBrook Winery in Camp Springs. “Hopefully, tonight’s

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Joe Anderson, left, a cook with Virgil’s Cafe in Bellevue, spreads a pear puree atop chicken salad and fresh thyme appetizers at Lazy K Ranch in Grant’s Lick before the Farm to Fork dinner Monday, Aug. 1 2011. At right is chef Jean-Robert de Cavel, a Newport resident. meal will inspire you to go home excited about fresh local produce,” said Beshear in her speech. And, get other family members on board with the idea, she said. Visiting a farmers’ mar-

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people,” Graus said. Trapp said he didn’t disagree, and that public works employees are able to carry out tasks on their own. Trapp said it’s not like the entire crew of three workers are always on the

ket is a good way to talk with a farmer about the food, and joining a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) group is another good way to get involved, Beshear said. A CSA allows the farmer same job at the same time, and a foreman will have control of a job site. “Well, the foreman controls all aspects of the job – not just one person,” he said. Council member Barbara Weber said the idea of a foreman is kind of a duplication of responsibilities. “I don’t really see the necessity,” Weber said.

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to pay their costs up front and enables the consumer to eat what is produced by the farm, she said. “It’s not only good for the farmers, it’s good for you and it’s so healthy,” Beshear said. Gretchen Vaughn, owner of Greensleeves Farm in Alexandria, a CSA, was in the audience for Beshear’s speech. Greensleves Farm offers its members a chance to help work on the farm to reduce their bill for the foods they receive. “She recognizes the importance of people making the connection between the food and who provides it,” Vaughn said of Beshear’s speech. Steve Martin, a board member of the Campbell County Cattle Beef Association, said it’s important for

the county’s leadership to know exactly what farmers are offering. The association’s beef has no hormones and no antibiotics, Martin said. “We want them to realize that we have a quality product coming right off the farm to the consumer,” he said. For information about the Campbell County Beef Association and the groups’ direct to consumer sales call Linda Hanses, secretary, at 859-694-6109. For information about farmer’s markets, community supported agriculture and other farm activities call the Campbell County Cooperative Extension Service office at 859572-2600. For more about your community, visit www.nky.com/campbellcounty

Trapp said the department is now using daily time cards and tracking how much time each person spends on each job. “Now we’re accounting for every minute of the day because some people feel like we’re not here every minute of every day,” Trapp said. “That’s just how I feel.” Weber said the city has

other reasons to track time including making sure the public works department runs as efficiently as possible and to see who is doing what kind of work. “There’s more of a reason for it than we’re just basically poking over their shoulder,” she said. For more about your community, visit www.nky.com/alexandria

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Alexandria five-year street plan almost ready By Chris Mayhew cmayhew@nky.com

ALEXANDRIA - A proposal for a new five-year street repair plan is on track for unveiling at the Thursday, Aug. 18, council meeting. The city hired engineering service CDS Associates Inc., at a cost of $16,800 in March to perform a street review and come up with the outline for a city street repair program. The city will do a final pass through the city’s streets to reevaluate them, said Mayor Bill Rachford at the Aug. 4 council meeting. CDS will present a final version of the draft fiveyear street plan at the next council meeting, Rachford said. Prior to the council meet-

ing, the street program was discussed in the public works committee meeting. Working with the mayor and Sam Trapp, the city’s public works director, CDS has tried to come up with the most economical approach to maintaining streets, said Mark Brueggemann, the city’s engineer and a principal at CDS. An average of about $504,000 in routine maintenance and larger repairs is needed each year to keep the streets in good condition, Brueggemann said. More than $15 million in repairs have been identified for the next 30 years, he said. Brueggemann presented a draft of a street repair program to the public works committee. There is another round of revisions that has

to be done before its a final product, he said. Brueggemann reviewed some portions of the report. CDS and the city felt that Paul Lane and Acorn Court were in such poor shape that something needs to happen immediately, he said. For 2012, the street program proposes to pave portions of Poplar Ridge Road and Washington Street two of the most heavily traveled streets the city maintains, Brueggemann said. Some city streets identified by CDS in poor condition aren’t necessarily at the top of the priority list because factors including how much traffic is on the street and number of homes a street serves, he said. Bridal Cove only serves

four people, and it’s a very expensive fix, Brueggemann said. “Because it only serves four people can we get by with something less?” he said. The city needs to look at other possible options for streets like Bridal Cove in addition to resurfacing the entire roadway, Brueggemann said. “You also have to look at getting the most bang for your buck,” said council member Stacey Graus. If a street is ‘lesser-used,’ that needs to be at least

considered, Graus said. Public works chairman Dave Hart said he was concerned the about $500,000 estimated costs for street repairs and patches are more than the average of about $4000,000 the city is spending annually now. “We have to look at the stark realization, we’re looking at an about 25 percent increase,” Hart said. Trapp said the city has previously performed projects that cost the city $500,000 or more annually, and those were just a few years ago. Brookwood Drive

was about $550,000 one year, and repaving Washington Street was $500,000 one year, he said. Plus, Viewpoint Drive cost more than $1 million, but the cost was spread over two different years, Trapp said. The about $500,000 is also not just to reconstruct streets, it’s for crack sealing and patching, he said. “We’re in the $400,000range,” Trapp said. “So, we’re not that far off from that expenditure.” For more about your community, visit www.nky.com/alexandria

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ALEXANDRIA - The Caring And Reaching with Encouragement (CARE) Mission is having a garage sale at the Southern Campbell Fire District firehouse, 1050 Race Track Road, Alexandria from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 13. All proceeds from the garage sale will benefit the mission, which includes a food pantry and other assistance programs. The CARE Mission is based in a building behind Main Street Baptist Church.

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ALEXANDRIA - Dollar General is working to build a new store in Alexandria.

The company has submitted a preliminary site plan for a store in Alexandria and the fees have been paid, said John Jewell, chairman of the city’s Planning and Zoning Commission. The proposed 1.9-acre location for the store is on north side of Summerlake Drive at the intersection with Alexandria Pike, Jewell said. Previously this year, Dollar General built and opened a store on Ky. 8 in Silver Grove. There are also store locations at 13042 Alexandria Pike south of Grant’s Lick and 1841 Monmouth St., in Newport. For information about Dollar General visit the website www.dollargeneral.com.

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Pension costs stir human resources hiring debate By Chris Mayhew cmayhew@nky.com

ALEXANDRIA - Campbell County is seeking to hire a new human resources director despite a difference of opinion on the need to have the position in-house. Campbell County Fiscal Court voted 3-1 in favor of hiring a new human resources director at a base salary of $70,000 annually to fill a vacant position during the Aug. 3 meeting in Alexandria. The annual

state-required pension contribution for the $70,000 salary will be an additional $14,000 a year. Commissioner Ken Rechtin, D-Newport, the dissenting vote, said he was voting no because of pension costs, and the need for the county to consider outsourcing the job function of human resources. The county can’t do a thing to change the state’s requirement of the pension contribution rates for employees, Rechtin said.

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“What we can do is not hire more employees and not add more burden to Campbell County,” he said. Rechtin said it was the same argument he made for not hiring a new information technology director earlier this year. Rechtin said he wondered if there is any reason the county has to “own” a full-time human resources manager. “This is not a core function of government,” he said. Prior to addressing the human resources director position, Campbell County Judge-executive Steve Pendery said during a discussion of tax rates that a required increase in the contribution to county employ-

ees’ pension funds will cost the county between $200,000 and $300,000 more than the same expense did the previous year, Pendery said. Outsourcing or keeping the human resource position as a county employee is something that is a matter of management philosophy, he said. Pendery said he believes the human resource director is a top position in the county government’s administration hierarchy. “I guess I would tell you it’s just my judgement you need certain people in positions in-house,” he said. If there was an opportunity for the county to partner with others to share the

costs of a human resources position, the county would perform the services for cities for a fee, Pendery said. “I’m just saying of the governments we have to play with, we’re the big dog,” he said. Commissioner Pete Garrett, R-California, said he agreed with Rechtin’s argument about outsourcing the position, but believes the human resources position needs to be filled quickly. And, there is no quick way to outsource the position’s duties because of self-insurance issues, he said. Cold Spring resident Steve Trauth said he thought the position needs to be talked about in terms of its true costs and won-

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Martha Grout, left, volunteers as a hairstylist and trims the hair of Taylor Johnson, 6, Melbourne, during Readifest in Alexandria Tuesday, Aug. 2. Johnson will start first grade at Campbell Ridge Elementary School in Alexandria when the first day of classes begin Wednesday, Aug. 17.

Campbell County Schools begin outreach early By Chris Mayhew cmayhew@nky.com

ALEXANDRIA - For 10 years, before the first day of classes in Campbell County Schools, school officials have helped prepare students to learn with Readifest. The event is a school supply giveaway, but it’s also an information clearinghouse where parents and students can find out more about everything from available daycare assistance programs to tutoring services. Free hair cuts are offered to students, and bags of donated school supplies are handed out as well. It’s also an opportunity to pick up school supply lists. Campbell County Middle School’s gym, cafeteria and front lobby areas filled with hundreds of parents and students during the Aug. 2 Readifest. The Brighton Center in Newport brought information about its Every Child Succeeds home visitation program to help first-time mothers, and Western & Southern Life Insurance sent representatives out to take photos for a free fingerprinting and identification card program for children. The Alexandria Lions Club provided vision testing and representatives of Girl Scouts of America troops were on hand in addition to more than a dozen other groups. The Sylvan Learning Center offered information about tutoring including a no-fee assessment for

one subject until Sept. 10. The district also offered parents a booth where they could find out about bus routes and pick-up and dropoff times for students. Readifest isn’t the end of the school’s efforts to help keep students prepared, said Linda Cross the Family Resource Coordinator for Reiley Elementary School and Grant’s Lick Elementary School. Each year if a student needs glasses, clothing or school supplies, family and youth resource centers’ staff in the schools find a way to make those things happen, sometimes by directing families to available resources in the community, Cross said. Other times it’s distributing donated items including winter coats, she said. “Our mission is to remove barriers so they can have no opposition to learning,” Cross said. It’s not just supplies, she said. For example, if a student is dealing with the loss of a relative, the school can connect the family with a grief counseling organization, Cross said. Shawna Sturgeon, of Highland Heights, brought three of her four children to Readifest. Sturgeon said it helps financially to connect with the agencies with representatives at Readifest. “It helps to get the school supply list, and with all the agencies here helping, it really helps,” she said. For more about your community, visit www.nky.com/campbellcounty

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Kindergarten days Joy Hilvert, right, of Cold Spring, places the word Tuesday on the board under the direction of Cline Elementary School kindergarten teacher Pamela Bevan Monday, Aug. 1 during the school’s “Jump Start” kindergarten orientation week. In addition to learning about lockers and classroom rules, the week includes reading books, and games and activities about shapes, numbers, the alphabet. Any child attending Cline’s kindergarten this year was welcome to attend any day or every day’s session Aug. 1 through Aug. 5. The first day of classes for students in Campbell County Schools is Aug. 17.

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Cline Elementary School kindergarten teacher Pamela Bevan asks students for a hand with five fingers in the air and silence during the school’s first day of the week-long “Jump Start” orientation Monday, Aug. 1.

Brighton Center helps Newport students with backpacks, clothes By Amanda Joering Alley ajoering@nky.com

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Linda Bates, Campbell County’s youth service center coordinator for the middle school and high school, greets parents at the entrance to Readifest Tuesday, Aug. 2, in Alexandria with handouts of school supply sheets.

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Kahlyn Skaggs, 5, Cold Spring, points at “Buster” the talking school bus, during the Tuesday, Aug. 2, Readifest in Alexandria. At far left behind Kahlyn is her twin sister Kahia. At right is Aleigha Balser, 5, Alexandria, at Readifest with her parents and her twin sister Alexis.

Students may still be on summer break, but the Brighton Center is working hard to help less-fortunate families get ready to go back to school. Through a partnership with Time Warner Cable, Fox 19 and Q102, the Brighton Center is collecting backpacks and school supplies for local students. Bear Clifton, director of development at Brighton Center, said the businesses are donating the backpacks to them, and donations of school supplies are being collected at local Remke/Biggs locations to fill the backpacks. Clifton said while a a large part of the families they serve are Newport residents, the backpacks are available to any Northern Kentucky student. “Last year, we were able to distribute more than 700 backpacks full of supplies,” Clifton said. The Brighton Center is also

helping with another back-toschool need in the community by working to provide clothes for students. Clifton said while the center’s clothing closet, where those in need can get free clothes, has always had families come to get clothes for school, this year the closet is facing a new challenge due to a newly adopted dress code at Newport High School. The dress code requires students to wear plain red, white or black polo shirts and blue, black or khaki colored pants with a belt. “We are having a difficult time accommodating families with clothes that meet this dress code,” Clifton said. “We have had a rush of people coming in looking for these items, so we’re running out of everything.” Clifton said the center is hoping that local businesses and community members will help them by donating clothing that fits the code. Donations can be dropped off at the closet, at 799 Ann St. The high school’s new principal

Tony Watts said the school adopted the code in an effort to save families money, not cost them more. “We thought this would be better and easier for families,” Watts said. “It can more expensive to go buy a pair of jean than a pair of khakis, and a lot of times students want the name brand clothes, which can really cost a lot.” Watts said the school will do what it can to help families who can’t get clothes that fit the code and will be offering polo shirts at the school for $4. The Brighton Center will be distributing the backpacks in the parking lot at 741 Central Ave., from 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Aug. 12, and from 9 a.m. to noon Monday, Aug. 15. Children must have a parent or legal guardian and proof of their residency with them to get a backpack. For more information about the backpacks or clothing closet call the center at 491-8303. For more about your community, visit www.nky.com/newport


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Car magnets double students’ giving Northern Kentucky University faculty, staff and students can show their Norse pride around town or on the highway with an NKU car magnet. Proceeds from magnet sales will support the university’s Mayerson Student Philanthropy Project. The oval magnets are four-by-six inches and display the Norse viking helmet against a black and gold outline. The cost for a magnet is $5, with all proceeds directed toward student philanthropy classes, which will in turn use the funds to make grants to local nonprofit organizations. “Student philanthropy adds a learning dimension in the classroom, but there also is a direct benefit for the community,” said Mark Neikirk, director of the NKU Scripps Howard Center

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for Civic Engagement, where the program is housed. The classes are part of NKU’s commitment to service learning. The university has more than 100 service learning classes each academic year, with each of those classes engaging with a nonprofit in some fashion. In the student philanthropy model, the partner selected by the class gets a grant of $1,000 to $2,000. Over the history of NKU’s Mayerson Student Philanthropy Project, classes have distributed $566,905 to 228 nonprofit programs. The magnets are part of a new initiative to raise matching funds so that each dollar raised by students can be matched. “We’ve been working this year to

Science grant funds research on math education in state Northern Kentucky University’s Jonathan Thomas, assistant professor of mathematics education, and Sara E i s e n h a r d t , elementary/mathematics education, have been awarded a $60,475 grant from the National Science Foundation to research the way in which elementary teachers are prepared to present mathematics to students across Kentucky. The two-year project, titled “Noticing Numeracy Now (N3),” is a collaborative research effort including NKU and other Ken-

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generate more student participation in the fundraising for these classes since that is part of the learning, and students have responded strongly,” Neikirk said. “Last semester, students raised nearly $3,000, which, when matched, was enough to fund three classes.” Magnets can be purchased by mailing a check for $5.50 (includes shipping and handling) along with your name and address to the NKU Scripps Howard Center for Civic Engagement, Founders Hall 536, Highland Heights, KY 41099. Magnets are also available for purchase at the center from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information, call (859) 572-1448 or email the center at engage@nku.edu.

tucky universities. The results of this research have the potential to shift the paradigm of undergraduate teacher preparation to a focus on mathematics teaching practice that is consistently informed by children’s mathematical thinking and the complexities of mathematics content. “My colleagues from several universities in the state and I have been working together for nearly two years to develop and pilot our Noticing Numeracy Now module,” Thomas said. “The Kentucky Center for

Mathematics and our respective universities, including our Research and Sponsored programs personnel and our consulting colleague, Dr. Teri Murphy of NKU, have been supportive over the two years. Now, to receive funding from the National Science Foundation to continue our work is quite encouraging, especially in light of the current budget situation.” Learn more about KCM at http://www.kentuckymathematics.org.

NKU makes Forbes magazine’s ‘America’s Best Colleges’ For the third consecutive year, Northern Kentucky University is ranked among the nation’s top higher education institutions in Forbes magazine’s America’s Best Colleges 2011 list, which was released this week. The list features 650 public and private universities from across the country. Only about 20 percent of America’s undergraduate institutions make the rankings, which are exclusively prepared for Forbes by the Center for College Afford-

ability and Productivity, a Washington D.C. think tank. Rankings are based on five categories: student satisfaction, post-graduate success, student debt, fouryear graduation rate and competitive awards. NKU ranks No. 644 on the list and No. 204 in the South region. “Given that only a small percentage of institutions in America achieve the honor of being ranked as one of ‘America’s Best Colleges’ by Forbes, we are honored to

be included on the list again this year,” said NKU President James C. Votruba. “This recognition highlights our commitment to offering an educational environment that nourishes success and productivity both inside the classroom and out.” NKU was also included in the Forbes “America’s Best Colleges” list in 2009 and 2010. The complete list is available at http://www.forbes.com/topcolleges.

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U14 boys soccer players needed

The Beechmont Soccer Club is looking for players for its U14 boys soccer team for the upcoming fall season If interested, contact coach David Galus at 513-543-7144 for more information.

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At The Yard Roosters Baseball Club will have tryouts at 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 13, at the Boone County High School baseball field. Looking for players 15-18 year olds. Contact Bobby Mullins at 513374-6976.

The Notre Dame Academy’s middle school girls cross country team will have its first practice/informative meeting 4:30-5:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 15, at Crescent Springs Park on Buttermilk Pike. NDA is seeking any sixth through eighth-grade girls attending their feeder middle schools. Call head coach Jim Parsons at 859-802-1008 or email jparsons@vikingsupply-ky.com.

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Christ United Methodist Church will have a signup day for the 2011 youth soccer league from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Aug. 13, at the main entrance of the church, 1440 Boone Air Road, Florence. There are two recreational leagues – one for ages 5 and under and one for ages 6-8. Score is not kept. The cost is $40 per child, $20 for additional siblings. Games are on Saturday mornings from Sept. 10 through Oct. 29. Registration deadline is Aug. 20. Practice will be one night a week beginning the week of Aug. 30. A free soccer clinic will be at the church Aug. 27. For ages 6-10, the clinic will be 10-11 a.m. For ages 5 and under, the clinic will be 11 a.m. to noon. For more information, email cumcsports@gmail.com.

Kentucky Xplosion Girls Fastpitch, based in Independence, will host two tryouts for the upcoming 2012 season at the Boone County High School softball field Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 13 and 14. The tryout for 10U and 12U will be 8-9:30 a.m. both days. Tryouts for the 16U & 18U teams will be 10 a.m. to noon both days. Attendance on both days is recommended. Teams includes players from Campbell, Boone and Kenton counties and will play local and travel for tournaments starting spring 2012. Teams practices year-round. Email tina.osborne@fmr.com, call 859-801-4440 or visit sites.google.com/site/kyxplosionfastpitch.

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Newport Central Catholic senior Taylor Snyder is one of the top setters in Northern Kentucky.

NEWPORT – The Newport Central Catholic High School volleyball team used a tough schedule last year to get ready for the crucial matches at the end of the year. Although their final record was just 18-16, the Thoroughbreds thoroughly dominated competition at the end, winning the 36th District title and then their fifth straight 10th Region championship. They then drew Mercy in the state quarterfinals and fell in that round. That team was junior-loaded and as a result, a senior-dominated group will go for one more title in the 10th Region before they will join the Ninth in a recently announced realignment for the 2012 season. “They’ve been working really hard,” third-year NCC head coach Vicki Fleissner said. “It’s just a matter of getting them to the next level. They’ve been on varsity since they were sophomores and now it’s a matter of getting them more advanced.” The advancement has increased in the offseason, highlighted by a period when coaches from Morehead State came to work with the team earlier this year. NewCath will start the season with the proverbial bang, heading to Louisville to play state powerhouses Sacred Heart Aug. 8 and Mercy Aug. 13. NewCath debuts at home Aug. 16 against Lloyd, and will square off against some of Cincinnati’s best throughout the year in addition to playing in the Louisville Invitational Sept. 9-10.

“We always played a tough schedule because you want to get ready for the postseason,” Fleissner said. “The regular season is just practice to get you to the tournament, when it really matters. When you play these top teams during the season, you won’t be as pressured when you see them in the tournament.” They will tackle that schedule with seven seniors and six returning starters. The starters are outside hitter Liz Gruenschlaeger, middle blocker Jamie Kohls, outside hitter Maggie O’Day, setter/hitter Taylor Snyder, outside hitter Becky VonHandorf and libero Maria Froendhoff. Snyder, a first-team all-region setter, returns for her senior season. Her mother played for Thomas More College and her sister at Eastern Kentucky. The 6-foot-2 Gruenschlaeger is one of four Thoroughbreds 5-10 or taller, including 6-foot O’Day, 5-10 Kohls and 5-10 Snyder. Snyder and several other seniors are drawing interest from college programs. Fleissner wants them to feel confident this season. “We pretty much told them we’ll go as far as they’re going to take us,” Fleissner said. “We told them to enjoy their senior year, we’re not putting any more pressure on them.” Other seniors are Allison Corry and Hayley Sandhas. Sophomore hitter/setter Alyssa Maier is the top newcomer to the rotation. See more sports coverage at www.cincinnati.com/blogs/presspreps.

Other local teams Bellevue Tigers

Bellevue was 14-18 last year and graduated six seniors, including allconference pick Devyn Buschard. Head coach Brittany Goetz and the Tigers start Aug. 9 at Beechwood and Aug. 10 at Williamstown. Bellevue’s first home game is Aug. 16 against Calvary. The team did not return requests for further information.

Bishop Brossart Mustangs

The Mustangs lost two starters to graduation including all-around leader Felicity Britt, but return a lot of veterans as they look to build on their best season in team history. Brossart was 25-9 last season, setting a team record for wins, and was third in the All “A” Classic state tournament. In the postseason, Brossart won its first district championship since 2003. The Mustangs return senior setter Molly Williams, who will be starting for the fourth year in a row. Other senior returners include outside hitters Meredith Harris and Megan Herbst, and defensive specialists Morgan Dunay and Danielle Bryan. Junior returners include right-side

hitter Emily Greis and middle hitter Tori Hackworth. Top newcomers include sophomore middle hitter Alex Hinkel and eighth-grade middle hitter Madison Salkowski. Third-year head coach Pennie Wiseman said improving the team’s serve receive and blocking will be key this season. She hopes the team can contend for the All “A” state title and make a postseason run in October. Brossart opens the year Aug. 11 against Villa Madonna and hosts Calvary Aug. 15 and Newport Aug. 16. The team will update its information on www.mustangathletics.org, then selecting Fall Sports/Girls Varsity Volleyball.

Campbell County Camels

The Camels return several top players from a team that went 2413 despite numerous injury problems. Leading the returnees is senior Kennedy Berkley, a first-team allconference pick last season. Also back are seniors Chandler Gray and Jenna Martin, juniors Julia Peters and Sophie Head, and sophomore Hannah Weber.

Campbell starts Aug. 9 at St. Henry and debuts at home Aug. 11 against Simon Kenton.

Dayton Greendevils

Dayton was 16-15 last year and is poised to improve on that mark this year. Second-year head coach Jennifer Ball has five returning starters in Heather Wayman, Carly Redleaf, Harlee Painter, Chelsea Miller and Danielle Moses. All but Moses are seniors, and the Greendevils have two other seniors in Charlissa Smith and Emily Scott. The seniors have been playing together since sixth grade. “We will be doing things this year in our offense that we did not do last year, which I am excited about,” Ball said. “I believe it should be a successful season and am looking forward to see how my team progresses and grows. If we keep up the good work ethic and will to win, I believe we will really surprise people this year.” Kristen Wayman and Hannah Deaton are underclassmen who are the top newcomers to the lineup. Dayton plays at Grant County and Pendleton to begin the season and has its first home game against Holy Cross Aug. 11.

Highlands Bluebirds

The Bluebirds were 22-20 last year and lost in the 10th Region final under head coach Whitney Edwards. They lost some key assets to graduation but have some talent ready to fill the void. Senior hitters Alyssa Federle and Jesse Bryson are the top returners on the team. Junior Brooke Hamilton is the new starter at setter to replace fiveyear stalwart Jenna Theisen. Hamilton, a move-in from Texas, has a great work ethic, strong serve, and a lead-by-example attitude, according to Edwards. Sophomore middle blocker Mallory Seidel had a busy summer in club volleyball and improved a lot. Senior Steph Camm steps in as libero. Senior Sydney Watson missed last season with a torn ACL in her knee and has come back to be one of the team’s top hitters. Junior Katie Van Curen had some varsity time last year and freshman Kaitlin Hall had a strong season at the freshman and JV levels. Highlands opens Aug. 9 at Newport and debuts at home Aug. 16 against St. Henry.

Newport Wildcats

Newport was 4-18 last year but graduates just one senior for head coach Christina Bivens. Newport starts Aug. 9 at home against Highlands and goes to Silver Grove Aug. 15. The team did not return requests for further information.

Silver Grove Big Trains

The Big Trains had one of their best seasons in team history last year, going 21-8 including winning the River City Classic and finishing as runner-up in the 10th Region All “A” Tournament. The team lost seven seniors from that squad. Senior Payton Govan and junior Desiree Gossett return as starters. Sophomore libero Jessica Stamper and junior setter Kirsten Cox take over key positions in the lineup. Junior middles Jordan Reiley and Brittany Whitson, and sophomore defensive specialist Kayla Merila will look to be key contributors. SG starts the year at home against Calvary Aug. 9. and hosts Covington Latin Aug. 11 and Newport Aug. 15.

The Kentucky Amateur Baseball Association’s Learn to Play program for 3-5 year olds is taken registrations for the fall. Parent meeting will be 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 16, at President’s Park in Edgewood. Teams will practice once per week and play one game on Saturdays. The cost is $85 for new players, $50 for returning participants. Each child receives a hat, shirt, pants and socks as part of their registration fee. Call Jeff Keener at 859-991-4619.

KABA open fall registrations

The Kentucky Amateur Baseball Association will offer a Fall Baseball League starting Saturday, Aug. 20, for players 5 to 10 years old. Team and individual player registrations are being accepted. Register early as placement is not guaranteed. Download a registration form at www.kababaseball.org and mail it to 117 Ridgewood Drive, Erlanger, KY 41018. The fee is $40 per player. Refunds will be made to any player not placed on a team. Call Jeff Keener at 859991-4619.

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Thoroughbreds move on

On their last official day of school May 9, five Newport Central Catholic High School seniors were honored in a signing ceremony as they will continue their athletic careers in college: From left: Chris Kelly (football, Eastern Kentucky University), Jake Giesler (basketball, Jacksonville), Danielle Hausfeld (softball, College of Mount St. Joseph), Jake Cain (baseball, Northern Kentucky University) and Vance Sullivan (baseball, Union).

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Lew the Lion

Lew the Lion visited all the soccer campers at Roby Stahl’s Striker School at Town & Country Sport & Health Club this summer.


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Last week’s question: Do you support a federal balanced budget amendment? Why or why not? “No, I do not support a federal balanced budget amendment. “A government is not a private citizen, and has both advantages and responsibilities that a private citizen does not have. Who would want to live in a country where -to balance the budget -- a government would cut pay for the military? Or decide to not fix roads for a year? Or regulate banks/S&Ls? “A balanced budget amendment would abdicate the responsibility of Congress to come up with a budget; if Congress is unable to come up with a balanced budget, there should be no "get out of jail free" card lying around the corner.” M.L. “I do support the idea of, and the need for, a balanced budget, starting at the family level and progressing on up through all levels of business and government. Continued deficit spending is unsustainable in anyone's budget. Would that all of our elected members in Congress and the White House be able stick to that standard. Two wars and a recession in recent years, plus sickening and absurd levels of extreme partisan politics in Washington, have made it impossible to accomplish any kind of fiscal balance. Make it the law of the land, and for good measure vote all of the elected leadership out of office! T.M. “P.S. Sorry for the length of my response. It is hard to vent my displeasure with fewer words!” “Yes, we all have to live within our means. There was a time that the federal government was like us our debt is covered by something such as a house a car or the like, I can remember when they would say the federal government’s debt was covered by something tangible such as public land, public buildings or the like. This sure has not been the case over the past decade.” L.S. “I believe the stock market reaction to (last) week’s events, clearly indicate the need for the balanced budget amendment. We are tumbling out of control.” N.W.S. “Yes I do. Our country can't afford to get deeper and deeper in debt and be at the mercy of a country such as China. Households can't be run with deficit spending and a country shouldn't be run that way either.” B.N. “Certainly. I have to live on a budget, the government should too. There are way too many government funded agencies that seem to go unchecked as to how they are spending their money. Plus, I think that they could also cut some government jobs. If you go to usajobs.opm.gov website, you will see that the government seems to be the largest employer going. C.A.S.

When a smog alert is issued, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? Will the protective membranes in my nose and throat swell? Will I have red, itchy eyes? Will my working lung capacity will decrease? Chances are, probably not. But those questions are issues that could arise when smog levels are high. Smog is formed when pollutants are present in the air and they react with sunlight. These pollutants are formed from emissions from vehicles, industries and consumer products such as oil-based paint and cleaners. Smog is harmful to your cardiovascular system as well as your respiratory system. If you already have respiratory problems, such as bronchitis or asthma, smog could further exasperate your condition. When particulate matter (dust and soot) is inhaled, it can get into your nose and throat and dry it out causing

swelling. The small particles can also decrease the working capacity of your lungs. This can allow for more infections to Loren Koehler take place withCommunity in the body. CardiovascuRecorder lar guest result problems from columnist inhaling particulate matter and ozone which allows the fine airborne chemicals to get into your lungs; aggravating allergies. This could in turn reduce the blood flow and oxygen supply to your heart. Although smog affects every person, there are three categories that are affected at higher levels than everybody else when smog levels rise. The first group includes chil-

dren because their lungs are not fully developed and are more prone to infections by breathing smog infested air. The elderly are another high risk group, due to the fact they may have pre-existing cardiovascular and respiratory problems. They typically also have weaker lungs, heart and immune systems which can make them more susceptible to illnesses and infections. The last group includes people that already have respiratory problems. These people have poor lung function and therefore, asthma attacks and other breathing issues are more prevalent because of the inflammation in the lungs. It is impossible and unrealistic to completely avoid the air outside but there are several things you can do to stay healthy. Be aware when smog alerts are issued through your local media outlets and websites such as Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana Regional Council of

Governments’ www.doyourshare.org. Avoid long-term exposure to the outdoors when a smog alert is called, especially if you are in one of the three high-risk categories. There are no safe levels of smog. However, if you take action by keeping your vehicle maintained, driving less, hydrating more, and avoiding the use of gas powered equipment before 8 p.m. everybody can breathe a little easier. For more information and additional tips to reduce air pollution, visit www.doyourshare.org, become a fan on Facebook at www.facebook.com/doyourshare, or call 1-800-621-SMOG. Loren Koehler is a communications intern for the Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana Regional Council of Governments.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR Sharing the road

Your article titled “Tensions rise on bike route” caught my attention this morning. I too have experienced frustration with the bicycles traveling on Route 8 in Campbell Co. It’s not that I don’t think they have a right to travel on the open road. It’s that they should also “share the road.” What is with the traveling two and three abreast, blocking any opportunity to safely pass them. If

they would travel in single file it would allow more cars to pass them safely. Some may even wave a thank you. Are cyclist also willing to share the cost of the road by paying a license fee to travel on the highway? How about getting certified for road travel by taking a training course to learn rules of the road and proper road etiquette? Just a thought. Ken Cornett Cold Spring

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Marjon Grizzell and JJ Grizzell of Fort Thomas meet with musician Uncle Kracker at the June 30 Kenny Chesney concert at Riverbend Music Center.

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A mobile, prosperous future for rural America The recent announcement of President Obama’s White House Rural Council shows renewed federal government recognition of the importance of investment in rural areas. As we continue to move forward in this digital age, we must also recognize that access to reliable broadband technology is one of the most important benefits that rural communities can have. Increased broadband deployment and adoption across America provides the promise of access to technologies, education, medicine, and conveniences that simply have never been available in rural America in the past. Yet, fulfilling this promise is challenging because traditional wired broadband is extraordinarily expensive to deploy in rural areas. The proposed merger of AT&T with T-Mobile brings with it the potential to accelerate the deployment of wireless broadband across rural America. The companies say the merger will expedite the investment of more than $8 billion to enable the delivery of

next-generation wireless broadband to millions of Americans than otherwise possible. Importantly, this investment will occur without John Mayo relying on public sector fundCommunity ing and the Recorder a c c e l e r a t e d guest deployment of columnist advanced wireless networks to rural America creates the potential for enhanced competition with wired and other broadband services in these communities. Some have implied that rural Americans will be disadvantaged by the merger. In fact, new research suggests that the expansion of wireless service comports with the prevailing trend in rural America where large numbers of consumers are opting to replace wired service for mobile. A recent Center for Disease Control report found that by the first half of

2010, over one-quarter of all American households (26.6 percent) had wireless-only telephone service – and that the shift was being led by states with large rural populations, including Arkansas, Mississippi, Texas, North Dakota, Idaho, Kentucky, Oregon, Colorado, Nebraska and Oklahoma. At a time when rural America faces economic hardships, broadband internet provides an important pathway to renewed prosperity. Government studies have shown that rural communities with broadband access significantly outpace communities without such access with respect to employment, business activity and property values. Given the limited resources available to government these days, private sector investment such as that envisioned by the AT&T-T-Mobile merger could be a practical and timely way for regulators to ensure the unique economic and social benefits of Internet access for more Americans living in rural areas.

The best hope for timely deployment of state-of-the art high-speed broadband services to rural communities may reside in AT&T’s recent proposal to acquire T-Mobile USA’s wireless operations. If Washington approves the transaction, and the companies make good on their commitments, more than 97 percent of the U.S. population and an additional 55s million Americans will benefit from the economic and social opportunities that broadband connections create. Thus, public policy makers – including members of the White House Rural Council – should view this merger as an opportunity to generate new private investment that will significantly enhance economic and social opportunity in rural communities across the country. John Mayo is the executive director of the Georgetown Center and professor of economic, business and public policy at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business.

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Best friends Audrey Roland, left, 12 of Alexandria, and Sierra Lackey, 10, of Cold Spring, at Campbell County Middle School in Alexandria Tuesday, Aug. 2, for Readifest.

Best friends quite a ‘match’ By Chris Mayhew cmayhew@nky.com

ALEXANDRIA - It’s no coincidence when best friends Audrey Roland and Sierra Lackey are wearing the same outfit – they text each other about it. Roland, 12, of Alexandria, and Lackey, 10, of Cold Spring, met on a playground last year. Roland said they often plan to dress alike for fun. “We text,” she said. Roland said they also enjoy having sleepovers together and running and playing tag. “She’s fun, talented and a creative person,” Roland said of Lackey.

Lackey said they like spending time together, have the same favorite color of blue, and share a lot of other similarities. “We do arts and crafts, and we like mermaids and unicorns,” she said. The girls are also in the same Girl Scouts of America troop. When they met a year ago, Lackey said Roland helped her up when she was hurt on a playground. “She’s really sweet,” Lackey said of Roland. “I skinned my knee the day that we met, and she helped me.” For more about your community, visit www.nky.com/campbellcounty

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES Play 4 Youth Festival volunteers for Northern Kentucky Youth Foundation, Fort Thomas. Call 859-795-1506. Have some extra time and looking for a way to be involved? It would be a pleasure to have you work with us. Current volunteer opportunities include: assisting bands with equipment transport, judging and overseeing family activities, as well as event clean up. Volunteers can expect 2 to 3 hour shifts. Truck driver and warehouse worker for Action Ministries, Covington. Call 859261-3649. Stock shelves and bag groceries for non-profit food pantry. Rubber Duck Regatta volunteers needed The Rubber Duck Regatta, one of the largest fundraisers of the Freestore Foodbank, is in need of volunteers. Call 513-482-4520 or follow the URLs below to volunteer. The following positions are available: • Set-up, sell ducks, duck retrieval, and breakdown. 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 4. • Duck washing volunteers are needed to spray, wash, and package ducks following the Rubber Duck Regatta. This activity is strenuous, water is involved, heavy lifting required. 9 a.m.1 p.m. Sept. 5. • Duck plucking and tagging volunteers are needed to remove old sponsorship numbers from the Rubber Duck Regatta race ducks and replace with new numbers. (Groups Only.) This opportunity takes place 9 a.m.-noon or 1-4 p.m. Aug. 22 through Sept. 2. • Duck Central volunteers are needed to answer donor calls for the Rubber Duck Regatta. Volunteers will be responsible for answering telephone calls, accepting

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The website NKYhelps.org is a comprehensive registry of organizations that need help. The site serves Northern Kentucky and is sponsored by organizations including Legacy, The Kentucky Enquirer, Northern Kentucky University, United Way of Greater Cincinnati, Vision 2015 and Children Inc. donations via telephone, and organizing donation slips. Aug. 15-Sept. 4. • Fountain Square duck sales on Aug. 31. Ducks will be sold on Fountain Square to support the Rubber Duck Regatta. Volunteers will work outside a booth assisting duck buyers with their purchase forms. • Kroger weekend duck sales now through Aug. 28. Booths will be at various Kroger locations for customers to purchase their ducks. Volunteers would set up the booth with supplies (purchasing brochure, Tshirts, ducks, etc.) and assist customers with making their duck purchases. Visit http:// krogerducksales2011.eventb rite.com/ for more information or to register. • Quacky the Duck volunteer. Quacky is the mascot of the Freestore Foodbank, and is present at many Freestore Foodbank events. Energetic volunteers are needed to play the part of Quacky. Responsibilities include wearing the Quacky Duck suit and engaging the crowd at various events. Upcoming events include the Kroger Lobby, Black N' Bluegrass Girls Roller derby and the Reds Mascot T-Ball Game. Volunteers should be between 5'4" and 5'10" tall. For more information or to register, visit http://quackyvolunteer.eventbrite.com.

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Part of the cast of “Footloose” practice one of the musical’s dances.

Footlighters theater group brings entertainment to the community By Amanda Joering Alley ajoering@nky.com

For almost 50 years, the Footlighters community theater group has been entertaining people throughout the Tristate. The group, which began in 1963 with about 10 members putting on one show a year, has grown to about 200 members who put on three to four shows a year. Freida Houck, who joined the group in 1965 and now serves on the board of trustees, said the group began in the western part of Cincinnati, putting on performances at various places for almost 30 years, including their most well-known performance, “What’s a Nice Country Doing in a State Like This,” in 1977. That performance won regional, state and national performances, earning the group the honor of representing the United States in an international community theater festival in Monaco. In the 1980s, the group found its permanent home in Newport in the former United Salem Methodist Church on York Street. “The steeple of the church had been hit by a tornado and the congregation didn’t have the money to fix it, so the building was for sale,” Houck said. “A couple of us got money

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Ryan Hutcherson and Sarah Lindsey practice one of the dances in the Footlighters upcoming production of “Footloose.” together and put a downpayment on it in 1987.” The building, which was built in 1882 by architect Samuel Hannaford, who also built Cincinnati’s Music Hall,

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The Stained Glass Theatre, home of the Footlighters, is located on York Street in Newport.

has a lot of stained glass windows leading the group to name their new home the Stained Glass Theatre. Since the upstairs was damaged, Houck said the group built a small stage downstairs and put on performances to raise the money they needed for the repairs. After raising about $150,000 through their shows and grant money, the group was able to fix the upstairs and put on their first production there, “Annie,” in 1990. “Since then, we’ve put on three to four shows here a year and have been able to pay off this building,” Houck said. “We still have a checklist of other repairs we plan to make, but thanks to the generosity of our patrons, sponsors and supporters, we’ve been able to accomplish a lot over the years.” Houck said everyone from the performers to the lighting designers are volunteers who donate their time and talents. Even those without experience who are interested in learning more about any aspect of theater are welcome to come shadow one of the club’s members. “There are just so many aspects to theater and so much to learn,” Houck said. “There is never a dull moment.” Member Maggie Perrino, a choreographer currently working on her second show with the group, said as a child she remembers coming to the Stained Glass Theatre, where her mother and sister performed in some shows. When she moved back to Cincinnati last year after spending several years in Chicago, Perrino said she decided to get involved with the Footlighters. “I saw shows here growing up, so to get to work here now is a really neat experience,” Perrino said. “This is an extremely supportive place to work, and I feel like I’m part of a family.” The group is currently working on the first show of their 2011-2012 season, which kicks off with “Footloose” in October, followed by “Rent” in February, then “The Light in the Piazza” in May. Each of the shows will be performed 12 times in the 162-seat theater. “I think we have a great season coming up with some really popular shows,” Houck said. For more information about the Footlighters and their upcoming season, visit www.footlighters.org. For more about your community, visit www.nky.com/newport


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THINGS TO DO IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD F R I D A Y, A U G . 1 2

ART EXHIBITS

Artists as Activists, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Artisans Enterprise Center, 25 W. Seventh St., Twoyear anniversary exhibition of works by artists featured in the semimonthly column by Saad Ghosn, “Artists as Activists” in Streetvibes since September 2009. 859292-2322. Covington.

FESTIVALS

St. Joseph End of Summer Celebration Parish Festival, 6 p.m.-midnight, St. Joseph Church Crescent Springs, 2470 Lorraine Court, Rides, games for children and adults, food and entertainment. Free. Through Aug. 14. 859-341-6609. Crescent Springs.

HEALTH / WELLNESS

Health Screenings, 9 a.m.-noon, Homan Chiropractic Newport, 52 Carothers Road, Brief health questionnaire, blood pressure, height, weight, pulse and spinal/postural evaluation. Free. Through Dec. 30. 859-291-2225. Newport.

MUSEUMS

Cincinnati Meets the Beatles! 1964 & 1966 The Liverpool Sensations Invade the Tri-State, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., BehringerCrawford Museum, 1600 Montague Road, Family friendly. Included with admission: $7, $6 seniors, $4 children; free for members. 859-491-4003. Covington. Kneehigh Exhibits, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Creation Museum, 2800 Bullittsburg Church Road, Charlie and Trike, two new explorers, show young visitors the Bible in a charming and imaginative way. Ages 5-12. $24.95 ages 13-59, $19.95 ages 60 and up, $14.95 ages 5-12, free ages 4 and under; $7 planetarium. 888-582-4253; www.creationmuseum.org/events. Petersburg.

RECREATION Adult Sand Volleyball, 6:30 p.m., Flagship Park, 1 Flagship Park Way, Weather permitting. No teams. Individuals rotate in so everyone can play. Ages 18 and up. Free. Presented by City of Erlanger. 859-727-2525, ext. 1; www.ci.erlanger.ky.us. Erlanger.

SUPPORT GROUPS

Overeaters Anonymous, 7 p.m., St. Elizabeth Fort Thomas, 85 N. Grand Ave., Room A. Presented by Greater Cincinnati Overeaters Anonymous Intergroup. 513-921-1922. Fort Thomas. S A T U R D A Y, A U G . 1 3

ART OPENINGS

I Love the ‘80s, 5-10 p.m., Art on the Levee Gallery, Newport on the Levee, Pop culture art show celebrates all things ‘80s; from movies and cartoons to music, fashion and more. Exhibit continues through Sept. 30. Free. 859-261-5770; www.artonthelevee.com. Newport.

BENEFITS

Rock On for Seniors, 7-11 p.m., Radisson Hotel Covington, 668 W. Fifth St., Dinner, cash bar, music by the Cincy Rockers, silent auction and live auction of 12 unique rocking chairs painted/designed by local artists including renowned artist C. F. Payne. Clyde Gray of WCPO-TV9, emcee. Benefits Pro Seniors Inc. $500 table of 10, $60 single. Reservations required. Presented by Pro Seniors, Inc. 513-458-5525; www.proseniors.org. Covington.

BUSINESS CLASSES

Bob Cushing, 10 p.m., Down Under Cafe, 126 Park Place, 859-261-9393. Covington.

Kentucky Real Estate Pre-Licensing Course, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through Aug. 28., Northern Kentucky Association of Realtors, 7660 Turfway Road, Classroom and online course approved by the Kentucky Real Estate Commission. Ages 18 and up. $550. Registration required. 800-264-2185; www.kar.com/site/education/pre-licensing.html. Florence.

MUSIC - BLUES

EDUCATION

MUSIC - ACOUSTIC

Chuck Brisbin & the Tuna Project, 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m., WilKat Tavern, 8074 U.S. 42, Free. 859-746-3600. Florence. MC Blue, 8 p.m., Vintage Wine Bar - Kitchen Market, 2141 North Bend Road, 859-6899463; www.thevintagewinebar.com. Hebron.

MUSIC - CLASSIC ROCK

Fathead Davis Trio, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., JerZee’s Pub and Grub, 708 Monmouth St., Outside Party Patio. Includes drink specials. Ages 21 and up. Free. 859-491-3500; www.jerzeespub.com. Newport.

Musikgarten Open House, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Florence Music Academy, 240 Main St., Crafts, music games, snacks and instrument making for children. Information on fall semester and teachers. Bring gently used formal dresses to donate to Cinderella’s Closet and receive $10 credit toward tuition. Ages 8 and under. Family friendly. Free. Presented by Little Songbird Music Studio. 859547-8765; www.littlesongbirdmusic.com. Florence.

MUSIC - CONCERTS

Haystack, 8 p.m., Mad Hatter, 620 Scott St., Easy To Hate Tour. Super VIP includes meet and great, signed T-shirt and CD, and VIP access. $60 Super VIP, $40 VIP; $20. 859291-2233; www.cincyticket.com. Covington.

FESTIVALS

Mixed Nutz, 10 p.m., Peecox, 635 Donaldson Highway, Cover. 859-342-7000; www.peecox.com. Erlanger. Live Music, 10 p.m.-2 a.m., Woodies Tavern, 10020 Demia Way, Live rock and country acts. Cover includes first drink. Ages 21 and up. $5. 859-282-1264. Florence.

ON STAGE - COMEDY

MUSEUMS

Cef Michael Band, 10 p.m., Peecox II, 12200 Madison Pike, 859-356-1440; www.myspace.com/cefmichaelband. Independence.

MUSIC - ROCK

John Morgan, 8 p.m. (Ages 21 and up) and 10:30 p.m. (Ages 18 and up), Funny Bone Comedy Club, Newport on the Levee, $17. 859-957-2000; www.funnyboneonthelevee.com. Newport.

MUSIC - CONCERTS

WEBN Album Project Reunion Featuring the Raisins, 8 p.m., Madison Theater, 730 Madison Ave., Doors open 7 p.m. With Rockduster, Carefree Day, Sorry Charlie, Michael Denton Band, Jill Smoth of Coyote, Dan Barr, George Uetz, Haymarket Riot, Johnny Schott, and others. $15. Presented by WEBN. 859491-2444; www.madisontheateronline.com. Covington.

ON STAGE - COMEDY

John Morgan, 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m., Funny Bone Comedy Club, $17. Ages 21 and up. 859-957-2000; www.funnyboneonthelevee.com. Newport. Italian Night, 6 p.m.-midnight, Newport Syndicate, 18 E. Fifth St., Comedy by Steve Caminiti. Hosted by Matt Snow, The Cincinnati Sinatra, who will open during dinner with favorite Sinatra songs. Family friendly. $59. 513-576-9766; www.comingsoongreatercincinnati.webs.com. Newport.

RECREATION

Play 4 Youth Volleyball Festival, 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Middleton-Mills Park, 3415 Mills Road, Games, contests, pet parade, music and entertainment. Rivalries between local news stations, roller derby girls and politicians. Benefits Northern Kentucky Youth Foundation. $5. Presented by Northern Kentucky Youth Foundation. 859-795-1506; www.nkyyouth.org/events/play4youth. Independence. S U N D A Y, A U G . 1 4

EDUCATION

Ladies Instructional Golf League, 3:30-5 p.m., Golf Courses of Kenton County, 3908 Richardson Road, Weekly through Sept. 25, skipping Sept. 4. Women learn to play the game of golf in a casual and relaxed atmosphere. Topics include swing fundamentals, chipping, putting, etiquette and general rules and terminology. Driving range and golf discounts included. $99 series. Registration required. 859-371-3200; email jason.laible@kentoncournty.org; www.kentoncounty.org/county_departments/parks_/g olf_courses/index.html. Independence.

FESTIVALS

St. Joseph End of Summer Celebration Parish Festival, 6 p.m.-midnight Music by the Gamut., St. Joseph Church Crescent Springs, Free. 859-341-6609. Crescent Springs. DAZE Devou Art and Music Festival, Noon9 p.m., Devou Park, 1344 Audubon Road, Band Shell. Madcap Puppets at 12:30 p.m. Music by Sonny Moorman, Comet Bluegrass All-Stars and Kerosene Alley. Art and crafts booths, hands-on activities for children and food vendors. Canned food collected for local food pantry. Benefits Kentucky Symphony Orchestra Devou Band Shell Renovation. Free, $5 donation requested. Presented by Kenton Hills Neighborhood Association. 859581-2222. Covington.

MUSIC - COUNTRY

For more about Greater Cincinnati’s dining, music, events, movies and more, go to Metromix.com.

Cincinnati Meets the Beatles! 1964 & 1966 The Liverpool Sensations Invade the Tri-State, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., BehringerCrawford Museum, Included with admission: $7, $6 seniors, $4 children; free for members. 859-491-4003. Covington.

St. Joseph End of Summer Celebration Parish Festival, 1-10 p.m., St. Joseph Church Crescent Springs, Free. 859-3416609. Crescent Springs.

LECTURES

History, Art and Culture Lecture Series, 2 p.m., Baker Hunt Art and Cultural Center, 620 Greenup St., “Rose, A Woman of Colour: A Slave’s Struggle for Freedom in the Courts of Kentucky.” Also, “Suing for Freedom in Kentucky.” With Arnold Taylor, author. Refreshments served. $40 series, $7. 859431-0020; www.bakerhunt.com. Covington.

ON STAGE - COMEDY

John Morgan, 7:30 p.m., Funny Bone Comedy Club, $15. Ages 21 and up. 859-957-2000; www.funnyboneonthelevee.com. Newport.

SHOPPING

Vendor Show, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Leapin Lizard Gallery, 726 Main St., Raffle baskets, savings coupons from vendors and light refreshments. Benefits Women’s Crisis Center of Northern Kentucky. $10. 859-663-0048; www.leapinlizardgallery.com. Covington.

ERNEST COLEMAN/STAFF

The Great Inland Seafood Festival will be 5-11 p.m. Thursday and Friday, Aug. 11-12, noon to 11 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 13, and noon to 9 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 14, on Riverboat Row at Newport on the Levee. More than 15 local restaurants will be selling fresh seafood including whole Maine lobsters for $10.95, shrimp, crawfish, crab legs, oysters, salmon and more. There will be live music, raffles and daily harbor cruises. Presented by the City of Newport. For more information, visit www.greatinlandseafoodfest.com or call 859-292-3666. Pictured is Ron Acierni of Milford, Ohio, enjoying a whole Maine lobster at last year’s festival. M O N D A Y, A U G . 1 5

ART EXHIBITS

I Love the ‘80s, 11 a.m.-9 p.m., Art on the Levee Gallery, Free. 859-261-5770; www.artonthelevee.com. Newport. Artists as Activists, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Artisans Enterprise Center, 859-292-2322. Covington.

MUSIC - ACOUSTIC

Bob Crawford, 8 p.m.-midnight, Beer Sellar, 301 Riverboat Row, Free. 859-431-6969. Newport.

ON STAGE - COMEDY

Stand-up Comedy, 8:30 p.m., Beer Sellar, 301 Riverboat Row, Different line-up each week. Content rated R. Ages 21 and up. Free. 859-431-6969. Newport.

RECREATION

Duplicate Bridge, 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Elsmere Senior Center, 179 Dell St., Lower Level. Open to all players. Family friendly. $5. Presented by Boone County Bridge Center. 859391-8639; www.boonecountybridgecenter.com. Elsmere. T U E S D A Y, A U G . 1 6

CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS

Triangle Toastmasters Meeting, 7-8:30 p.m., Campbell County Fiscal Court, 1098 Monmouth St., Become a confident, more effective speaker. Free. Presented by Triangle Toastmasters. 859-652-3348. Newport.

EDUCATION

Kentucky Carrying Concealed Deadly Weapon Permit Training Course, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Walton Multipurpose Senior and Community Center, 44 N. Main St., Email danhouston357@aol.com for more information. Ages 21 and up. $85. Reservations required. 859743-7210. Walton. Job Search Series, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Mary Ann Mongan Library, 502 Scott Blvd., Job Searching Techniques. Human resources professionals from the Northern Kentucky Society for Human Resources Management lead participants in series of employment skill classes in conjunction with the Northern Kentucky One Stop. Ages 18 and up. Free. Reservations required. Presented by One Stop Northern Kentucky. 859-962-4071; www.kentonlibrary.org. Covington.

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HEALTH / WELLNESS Weight Loss Class, 5:45-6:15 p.m., Lakeside Christian Church, 195 Buttermilk Pike, $30 per month, $20 per month with three-month membership. First class free. Presented by Equipped Ministries. 859-802-8965. Lakeside Park.

MUSEUMS Cincinnati Meets the Beatles! 1964 & 1966 The Liverpool Sensations Invade the Tri-State, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., BehringerCrawford Museum, Included with admission: $7, $6 seniors, $4 children; free for members. 859-491-4003. Covington.

MUSIC - BLUES

MUSIC - STUDENT PERFORMANCES

Ricky Nye and Bekah Williams, 7:30-11:30 p.m., Chez Nora, 530 Main St., 859-4918027; www.cheznora.com. Covington.

NATURE

Wild Wednesday, 10 a.m., Middleton-Mills Park, 3415 Mills Road, Shelterhouse 2. Hour-long programs. Rain or shine. Tree ID Hike/Scavenger Hunt with KC Forester. PreProgram: Grace Lerner for American Red Cross, 9:30 a.m. and Marsha Bach for Northern Kentucky Health Department, 9:45 a.m. Free. 859525-7529; www.kentoncounty.org. Independence.

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

ON STAGE - COMEDY

The Big Reveal, 8 p.m., York St. Cafe, 738 York St., Storytelling show featuring comedians, authors and regular people telling stories that have shaped their lives. With a musical performance. $5. 859-261-9675; www.yorkstonline.com. Newport.

SHOPPING

Thrift Sale, 7 a.m.-noon, United Christian Volunteers of Elsmere, 15 Kenton St., Weekly thrift sale. Family friendly. 859-727-4417. Elsmere.

LITERARY - STORY TIMES

Tot Tuesday, 10:30-11:30 a.m., BehringerCrawford Museum, 1600 Montague Road, Games in the Summer Sun. Stories and craft. $1 craft fee. Ages 2-5. Included with admission, free for members. 859-4914003; www.bcmuseum.org. Covington.

PUBLIC HOURS

Creation Museum, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Creation Museum, $24.95 ages 13-59, $19.95 ages 60 and up, $14.95 ages 5-12, free ages 4 and under; $7 planetarium. 888-582-4253; www.creationmuseum.org/events. Petersburg.

RECREATION

THANKS TO DAN LEDBETTER

arts innovation movement: aim cincinnati’s season finale Gala of International Dance Stars will be at 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 13, at the Aronoff Center. It features 29 dancers from 12 companies around the world, with four world premieres and a diversity of cast, music and dance styles. A pre-show gala is at 7 p.m. with dinner by the bite of international cuisine, a cash bar and live jazz. Tickets are $26-$62. Call 513-621-2787 or visit www.aimcincinnati.org or cincinnatiarts.org. The production supports local and regional programming of arts innovation movement: aim cincinnati. Pictured are Epiphany Davis and Amber Hill, of Creative Outlet Dance Theatre.

Bridge, Noon-3:30 p.m., Scheben Branch Library, 8899 U.S. 42, Open play. All ages. Family friendly. Free. 859-342-2665. Union. Women’s Bridge, 10:30 a.m., Covington Art Club, 604 Greenup St., Kate Scudder House. Bring lunch; drinks provided. $2. 859-4312543. Covington.

THANKS TO NATALIE BOWERS

“Artists as Activists” will run through Sept. 23 at the Artisans Enterprise Center (AEC) at 27 W. Seventh St. in Covington. It is curator Saad Ghosn’s two-year anniversary show of works by more than 40 artists featured in his column “Artists as Activists” in Streetvibes. Streetvibes is an alternative newspaper and part of the international street newspaper movement that focuses on homelessness and social justice issues. Admission is free. Gallery hours are 9-5 p.m. Monday-Friday. A closing reception will be 6-9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 23, at the gallery and will include music and poetry and short story readings. For more information, visit www.covingtonarts.com. Pictured is “Transforming America: A Vegetable Garden in Every Yard” by Mary Ann Lederer.


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August 11, 2011

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Fresh or not, pears are tasty in romaine poppy salad My good intentions to make cashew pear salad with poppy seed dressing using pears from our tree will never come to pass. W h y ? The squirrels decided to Rita pull every Heikenfeld pear from our tree. I Rita’s can just kitchen imagine how it happened: it had to be at night or very early morning when the pear heist began, since I was out near the pear tree right before dusk admiring all those beautiful, almost ripe, pears. I was thinking about the jars of pear butter, canned pears and chutneys I was planning to make, along with the pear salad. This morning I went out to pick some mint for my lemon mint spa water (check out my blog at Cincinnati.com, Cooking with Rita, for the recipe) and passed by the tree. I was dumfounded when

Fresh tomato mozzarella tart

I looked up. Really. Not a pear remained. And it wasn’t the deer, since they usually tug on the branches and leave a bit of a mess as they chew. To make matters worse, they cleaned the ground around the tree, so not even a piece of pear was left. It’s not that the squirrels need those pears. There are plenty of oak and nut trees on our property. But you know me, I’m not one to give up so easily. So I’ll buy pears at Kroger to make this nice salad. But I still can’t pass the tree without frowning …

Cashew pear salad with poppyseed dressing Toss together:

1 large bunch romaine, cut up, or equivalent mixed greens 1 cup shredded Swiss 1 cup salted cashews 2 pears, sliced thin 1 ⁄2 cup dried cherries or cranberries

Poppyseed dressing: Mix together:

Homegrown tomatoes are available and just the best for this recipe. Some folks like to squeeze out part of the juice and seeds of the tomatoes.

RITA HEIKENFELD/CONTRIBUTOR

Rita shares tips for finding the freshest corn. Here she is with the Silver Queen corn in her garden. 2

⁄3 cup olive oil ⁄2 cup sugar 1 ⁄3 cup lemon juice Poppyseeds: go to taste and start with a couple of teaspoons 1 tablespoon minced red onion 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard Salt to taste Serves six to eight. 1

1 pie crust 1 tablespoon flour 8 oz mozzarella, Monterey Jack or combo of both Salt and pepper to taste 1 ⁄2 to 3⁄4 cup mayonnaise, regular or light (start out with 1⁄2 cup; if too thick to spread, add a bit more as needed) Tomatoes, thickly sliced, enough to make a layer 1 bunch green onions, sliced thin, both white and green parts Generous handful of fresh basil, chopped, about 1 ⁄3 cup or so, or 2 scant teaspoons dry Sprinkling of shredded parmesan or romano for top Preheat oven to 400. Prick crust and prebake 10 minutes. Dust bottom with flour. Mix cheese, salt and pepper

and mayo. Spread thin layer over crust. Lay tomato slices on top. Spread rest of cheese mixture over tomatoes. Sprinkle with green onions and basil. Smooth top, pushing onions and basil into cheese mixture. Sprinkle with parmesan. Bake about 20 minutes or until puffed and golden. Serves six.

Tips from readers

Mango cutter/seeder great for peaches, too. Kay Hitzler, nurse extraordinaire at Good Sam during the day and my sous chef extraordinaire for evening classes at Jungle Jim’s, shared this timely tip. We made a lavender peach claufouti (custard) and the peaches were not free stones. Kay took the mango cutter/seeder and pushed it through the peach. Voilà – it cut cleanly through the peach and removed the seed, too, with hardly any

waste. She thought it would be good for plums, too. Thanks, Kay!

Tips from Rita’s kitchen

Selecting sweet corn. We grow Silver Queen corn and it’s always so sweet and picked at the time of perfect ripeness. But if you’re buying corn, here’s what to look for: fresh green, tightly closed husks with dark brown, dry, but not brittle, silk. The stem should be moist but not chalky, yellow or discolored. Ears should have plum, tender, small kernels in tight rows up to the tip. A fresh kernel will spurt “milk” if punctured. Make corn sweeter. Add a squirt of honey to the water before boiling corn. Rita Nader Heikenfeld is an herbalist, educator and author. E-mail columns@community press.com with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Call 513-2487130, ext. 356.

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Bishop Flaget Fourth Degree Knights of Columbus of Northern Kentucky recently installed new officers for their upcoming year. In front, from left are: Wayne Brown, trustee; Carl Biery PSD, FM, installing officer. In back, from left are: Fred Porciello, faithful captain; Tim Lenihan PFN, admiral; Keith Cahill, faithful navigator; Roger Rolfes, trustee; Don Ward, faithful purser; Bob Merkle, inner sentinel; Tom Ferguson, faithful scribe; Tim Schalk, outer sentinel; Nick Lageman, faithful comptroller; and Ken Schreck, marshall. Absent: Elmer Riehle, faithful pilot.

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Georgena Lynn Ware & Christopher Ryan Taylor announce their engagement and approaching marriage. Georgena is the daughter of Ferial Ware and the late Archie Lewis Ware, III of Erlanger, KY. Christopher is the son of Kim Smith and the late Wallace Gene Taylor of Dover, TN. The groom holds a Bachelor and a Master’s degree from Murray State University and is currently employed by Industrial Training Services in Murray, KY. The bride holds a Bachelor degree from Murray State University and is currently employed by Heritage Bank in Murray, KY. The wedding date is set for September 10, 2011 in Murray, Kentucky.

Amy Beth Vetter and Ryan Charles McDivitt will exchange vows Saturday, August 27, 2011. The wedding will take place at St. Patrick Church, Taylor Mill Kentucky. Fr. Jeff VonLehman will be officiating. They will take a European honey-moon to London, Paris, Madrid and Rome. Amy is the daughter of John and Phyllis Vetter of Independence Kentucky. She is a graduate of Holy Cross high school and a 2003 graduate of the University of Louisville. She works at Humana in Cincinnati and is a Mary Kay independent beauty consultant. Ryan is the son of Rosanne Geralis and Larry and Christy McDivitt, all of Medina, Ohio. He is a graduate of Medina High school and a 2011 graduate of Cincinnati school of Medical Massage. He is currently employed at Target in Newport Kentucky.

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Incidents/investigations Fourth degree assault

Arrests/citations

Report of domestic violence incident inside moving motor vehicle at 7400 Alexandria Pike, July 2.

Nico L. Short, 30, 175 Beckett St., warrant at 6711 Alexandria Pike, July 2.

Second degree criminal mischief

Report of tires of vehicle punctured at 8359 E. Main St., July 2.

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Theft by unlawful taking

Report of decorative item taken off vehicle at 9274 Alexandria Pike, July 2. Report of gas pumped without paying at 7740 Alexandria Pike, July 4. Report of scrap cardboard taken from behind building at 6925 Alexandria Pike, July 5.

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.

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Donald Ball, 39, 440 Victoria St., fourth degree assault, operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license at 474 Foote Ave., July 28. Matthew Mendell, 22, 112 Foote Ave., theft by unlawful taking at 10 Donnermeyer Drive, July 29. Richard Gabel II, 39, 158 Foote Ave., harboring a vicious animal, disorderly conduct, third degree terroristic threatening at 300 block of Fairfield Ave., July 31. David Norris, 25, 3737 Autumn Road, alcohol intoxication in a public place at 145 Fairfield Ave., Aug. 1. Darrell Underwood, 31, 913 Ann St., warrant at 35 Fairfield Ave., Aug. 2.

Don A. Brown III, 18, 616 7th Ave., DUI - first offense at 6711 Alexandria Pike, July 19. Rolland K. Dupler Jr., 25, 3365 Rebecca Drive, alcohol intoxication in public place - first and second offense at I-275 westbound on Combs Hehl Bridge, July 22. David A. Graham, 50, 1208 Pike St., warrant at 215 W. 2nd St., July 23.

Arrests/citations

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First degree criminal mischief

Report of vehicle taken by unknown person and returned with damage to rear and front bumpers, sunroof, spoiler with wheel scrapes on all four wheels at 10521 Michael Drive, Apt. 12, July 26.

Fourth degree assault

Report of woman punched in neck by man at 4988 Mary Ingles Hwy., Apt. B, July 23.

Second degree robbery

Report of woman broke into apartment while two teenage children at home and took video game console at 1164 Davjo Drive, Apt. 3, July 19.

Suspicious activity

Report of phone line tampered with and either crossed or tapped into at 3737 Dead Timber Road, July 23. Report of person called to ask if anyone was home at 7341 Truesdell Road, July 23.

Theft by unlawful taking

Report of cash taken from purse at 206 Poplar Thicket Road, July 21. Report of knick-knacks and furniture taken from residence at 11500 Alexandria Pike, Apt. 3, July 22. Report of screens, doors, gutters and other items taken from home and scrapped at 2236 Upper Lick Branch, July 23. Report of four handicapped parking signs taken from parking lot of church at 941 Clay Ridge Road, July 26.

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Theft by unlawful taking

Report of car left running taken from gas station parking lot at 3906 Alexandria Pike, July 20. Report of cab fare not paid for by unknown male subject at 2791 Alexandria Pike, July 20. Report of air conditioning units taken from side of church at 6015 Alexandria Pike, July 23.

Theft by unlawful taking or shoplifting

Report of shoes taken without paying at 5400 Alexandria Pike, July 22. Report of security device removed and item taken without paying at 305 Crossroads Blvd., July 22. Report of juvenile took watch from store without paying at 5400 Alexandria Pike, July 29.

Unauthorized use of motor vehicle Report of borrowed vehicle not returned at 5902 East Alexandria Pike, July 18.

Report of gas drive-off without paying at 10188 Licking Pike, July 20.

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Report of workshop entered and two welding cables and pressure washer taken at 1926 Grandview Road, July 21.

Steven Crowder, 23, 6164 Grove Road, public intoxication at Alexandria Pike at Highland Avenue, July 28. Mitchell Yelton, 47, 632 Nelson, DUI at 90 Alexandria Pike, July 29. Ruth Bole, 26, 48 Hollywoods Drive E, warrant at Crowell Avenue, July 30. Vincent Castrigano, 25, 4427 Floral Ave., DUI at U.S. 27 at Highland Avenue, Aug. 3. Anthony Hogeback, 30, 2568 Banning Road, DUI, possession of an open container of alcohol in a motor vehicle at 2625 Alexandria Pike, Aug. 3.

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At 4 Capri Drive, July 31. At 54 Washington Ave., July 29. At 108 Grant St., July 30. At 107 Highland Avenue, Aug. 2.

Report of checks written for gasoline for company account bounced at 4140 Alexandria Pike, July 25.

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DEATHS Edna Heiert DeMoss

Edna Hazel Heiert DeMoss, 84, of Melbourne, died Aug. 5, 2011. She was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church and Hucks Social Club. Her husband, Vincent DeMoss, and two stepsons, Floyd and Dennis DeMoss, died previously. Survivors include by her children, Kenneth DeMoss, Cherie Kopp and Candice Hammons; brothers, Lawrence Heiert and Ervin Heiert; sisters, Irene Cozatchy and Louella Painter; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Memorials: St. John’s Lutheran Church in Melbourne.

Leroy H. Edwards

Leroy H. Edwards, 73, of Highland Heights, died Aug. 3, 2011, at St. Elizabeth Fort Thomas. He retired from Heekin Can/Ball Corp. in Cincinnati and worked parttime for Dillard’s Deptartment Store in Crestview Hills. He served in the U.S. Navy and was a member of the Southgate Seniors, Brighton Seniors, Holy Name Society and Senior Center in Highland Heights. Survivors include his wife, Florence Bader Edwards; daughters, Terri Edwards and Julie Brockschmidt; brothers, Bill Edwards and Jim Edwards; sister, Martha Henzerling; and two grandchildren. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery, Southgate. Memorials: St. Elizabeth Hospice, 483 S. Loop Road, Edgewood, KY 41017 or St. Joseph Church, 4011 Alexandria Pike, Cold Spring, KY 41076.

Donna J. Ellison

Donna J. Ellison, 69, of Highland Heights, died Aug. 4, 2011, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. She was a cook at a school. Her husband, William A. Ellison Jr., and a son, William A. Ellison III, died previously. Survivors include her son, Stephen Ellison; daughters, Connie Gubser and Shawna Sturgeon; brothers, William Robert “Butch” Dorgan Sr. and William Reynolds “Buddy” Dorgan; sister, Sharon Dorgan; and 12 grandchildren. Burial was at St. Stephen’s Cemetery.

Sheila Mae Guy

Sheila Mae Guy, 66, of Newport, died July 30, 2011, at her home. She was a retired teacher at Grandview Elementary in the Campbell County School System and active in Love and Faith Fellowship Church, where she played music, was a Sunday school teacher and choir director. Survivors include her husband, Russell Guy; daughters, Debbie J. Crail of Mason, Ohio, Karen Johnson of Fort Thomas, Brenda Claussen of Colorado and Julie Kim of Georgia; son, Scott Guy of Fort Thomas; brothers, Chris Lucas of Texas and Steve Lucas of Nebraska; sister, Connie Cotterman of Florida; 16 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and Lilly and Rosie Bacoh, whom she was a nanny to. Memorials: Love and Faith Fellowship Church.

Belle Hickey

Survivors include his parents, Kenneth and Sandra Riley; maternal grandfather, Estill Williams; paternal grandparents, Mary L. and Lester Wanner; dear friend, Alyssa Hobbs, and her daughter, Lyla Hobbs; brother, Jacob Riley; and sisters, Sondra Phillips, Tabatha Luster and Mary Lou Riley. Interment was at Callahan Cemetery, Booneville, Ky.

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Rosemary Rothwell

Rosemary Wefer Rothwell, 82, of Fort Thomas, died Aug. 4, 2011, at St. Elizabeth Fort Thomas. She was a homemaker, a member of Divine Mercy Parish and a former volunteer with the St. Luke Ladies Auxiliary. Survivors include her husband, John C. Rothwell; daughters, Beverly Rothwell of Fort Thomas and Becky Wimmers of Bellevue; and two grandchildren. Burial was in St. Stephen Cemetery. Memorials: Campbell County Relay For Life, In Memory of Rosemary Rothwell, 297 Buttermilk Pike, Fort Mitchell, KY 41017.

Long; daughters, Stacey WilsonHard of Dayton and Danielle Wilson of Bellevue; brothers, Harry Bailey of Covington, John Bailey of Newport, David Long of Bellevue and Gary Long of Florence; sisters, Mary Tung of Clarksville, Md., Essie Long of Newport and Lily Herald of Silver Grove; mother, Nancy Eaton; and five grandchildren. Burial was in St. Stephen Cemetery, Fort Thomas.

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Robert J. Steelman

Robert J. Steelman, 86, of Alexandria, died Aug. 4, 2011, at his home. He was a retired superintendent for Fischer Special Manufacturing Co. in Cold Spring and a U.S. Navy World War II veteran. He was a member of Campbell County VFW Post No. 3205 and American Legion Post No. 219, both of Alexandria, St. Paul’s United Church of Christ in Alexandria and Mayo Lodge No. 219 F.& A.M. in Silver Grove.

Survivors include his wife, Joan Neiser Steelman; sons, James Steelman of Dry Ridge and Jeffrey Steelman of Melbourne; brother, Lowell Steelman of Alexandria; nine grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Entombment was at Evergreen Mausoleum, Southgate. Memorials: Hospice of the Bluegrass, 7388 Turfway Road, Florence, KY 41042 or St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, 1 N. Jefferson St., Alexandria, KY 41001.

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Mary “Eileen” Romp Ruwe, 72, of Fort Thomas, died July 30, 2011, at her home surrounded by family. She was an active member of St. Catherine of Siena Parish and a dedicated volunteer at Redwood Rehabilitation Center. Her brother, Harry Romp, and a sister, Bernice Stulz, died previously. Survivors include her husband, Donald Ruwe; daughters, Paula Miller of Fort Thomas, Barbara Kozlowski of Plainfield, Ind., and Beth Prather of Cold Spring; sons, Phillip Ruwe of Florence, Joseph Ruwe of Wilder, Michael Ruwe of Wilmington, N.C., and Tom Ruwe of Independence; sister, Miriam Ware of Southgate; and 15 grandchildren. Burial was at St. Stephen Cemetery, Fort Thomas. Memorials: Redwood Rehabilitation Center, 71 Orphanage Road, Fort Mitchell, KY 41017.

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Scott Gregory Raleigh, 30, of Highland Heights, died Aug. 3, 2011. He worked in sales and enjoyed sports and collecting sports memorabilia. His grandparents, Neddie and Ina Lee Raleigh, died previously. Survivors include his mother, Shirley Raleigh, and her fiancé, Bill Burris; daughter, Kendall Lynne; aunt, Sharon Sue Hopkins; and uncles, Jim Raleigh and Doug Raleigh. Burial was at Oakland Cemetery, Grants Lick.

Brenda Sue Steely, 62, of Alexandria, died Aug. 4, 2011, at St. Elizabeth Fort Thomas. She retired after working in the medical field most of her life. She was an LPN for the past 18 years. Survivors include her mother, Bertell Childers; daughter, Gwendolyn M. Evans; son, Brian L. Sturdivant; brothers, Walter J. Gevedon, Franky L. Gevedon, Donald L. Childers, Michael T. Gevedon and James C. Gevedon; sister, Judy Palmer; and five grandchildren. Burial was at Alexandria Cemetery.

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Jerry Lee Poe Sr., 71, of Newport, died July 29, 2011, at his residence. He was an assembler for 32 years with the Gold Medal Co. in Cincinnati. Survivors include his wife, Patricia Bauer Poe; son, Jerry Lee Poe Jr. of Independence; daughter, Paula M. Plummer of Southgate; sister, Linda Steinhauer of Fort Thomas; brother, Charles Poe of Covington; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Memorials: Hospice of the Bluegrass, 7388 Turfway Road, Florence, KY 41042.

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Mary Jane Schweitzer, 87, of Alexandria, died Aug. 4, 2011, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. She was a homemaker and a member of St. Paul’s United Church of Christ in Alexandria. Survivors include her husband, Chris Schweitzer; daughter, Anita Judge; sons, John, Doug and Jeff Schweitzer; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Interment was at Alexandria Cemetery. Memorials: St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, 1 N. Jefferson St., Alexandria, KY 41001.

Virgil Wayne Riley

Virgil Wayne Riley, 25, of Grant’s Lick, died Aug. 2, 2011. After graduating from Campbell County High School, he served in the U.S. Marine Corps in Iraq during Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom. He was proud to be an organ donor.

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Belle Hickey, 87, of Highland Heights, died Aug. 4, 2011. Her husband, James Hickey Sr., died previously. Survivors include her children, Sherry Ferguson, Marcia Walton, Jim Hickey Jr. and Greg Hickey; siblings, Jeanett Rauum and Gayle Wahley; nine grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Donald H. Leurck

Donald H. Leurck, 73, of Cold Spring, died Aug. 3, 2011, at St. Elizabeth Fort Thomas. After retirement he worked parttime for Northern Kentucky Diagnostics Centers. He was a member of Newport Elks Lodge No. 273 and B.P.O.E. of Cold Spring. Survivors include his wife, Jackie Horsely Leurck; daughters, Vickie Hasson, Bonnie Gosney, Connie Stadtmiller and Dawn Clark; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Entombment was at St. Stephen Mausoleum, Fort Thomas. Memorials: American Heart Association, 5211 Madison Road, Cincinnati, OH 45227.

Noah Steven Long

Noah Steven “Shovel Head” Long, 49, of Newport, died July 31, 2011, at St. Elizabeth Fort Thomas. He worked in maintenance with Riverfront Place, was a member of the Bellevue FOE Eagles No. 964, and enjoyed watching football and cheering on the Cincinnati Bengals. His father, James Harlan Long, died previously. Survivors include his wife, Laura

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