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Fiscal court sets new rate, taxes increase Fiscal court takes compensating rate for 2012 By Chris Mayhew

Cousins Dalten Huff, left, of Alexandria, and Savana Hoskins, right, of Cold Spring, both 3 years old, walk in the lead in front of their family on the lake trail at Alexandria Community Park Friday, Aug. 17. CHRIS MAYHEW/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

100 years of sharing smiles Girl Scouts of America celebrate centennial

NEWPORT — Campbell County Fiscal Court unanimously approved taking the “compensating rate” computed for the county by the state at the Aug. 15 meeting to keep about the same amount of property tax revenue flowing in. The real property tax rate will increase to 14.3 cents per $100 of assessed value, up from the 2011 rate of 13.6 cents per $100. The tax rate increases because there is $17 million less in assessed property value in the county in 2012 when compared to 2011. Total valuation in the county fell from $5.337 billion in real property in 2011 to $5.320 billion in real property in 2012.

“Well the rate goes up 5 percent, but it is applied to a smaller base," said Judge-executive Steve Pendery. The state law establishing the compensating rate was designed to yield the same amount of revenue in the coming year as the previous year without counting new property, Pendery said. The Property Valuation Administrator reassesses about a third of Campbell County each year. So, if people didn’t have their property values reassessed by the PVA this year, they will within the next two years, he said. The compensating tax rate approved by fiscal court will generate $6.92 million in property taxes for Campbell County in 2012 compared to $6.65 million generated by the 2011 tax rates, said Campbell County Administrator Robert Horine. The county’s 2012 budget is about $34 million, Horine See RATE, Page A2

By Libby Cunningham

It’s not just about the cookies, although Thin Mints, Carmel DeLites and Peanut Butter Patties may elicit memories of Girl Scouts to most. One hundred years of memories is what the Girl Scouts are celebrating this year. Juliette Gordon Low established the Girl Scouts of America 100 years ago. Today 5,500 young women in Kentucky are Girl Scouts and 1,300 adult volunteers help them along the journey. In celebration, the Girl Scouts of Kentucky Wilderness Road’s Licking Valley Cluster is hosting a Fun in the Sun event on Saturday, Aug. 25. From 1 to 4 p.m. families are invited to the Girl Scout office on Watson Road in Erlanger. They are encouraged to bring canned goods. Events aside, becoming a Girl Scout is only the beginning for today’s girls.

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U.S. 27 widening nearly complete By Chris Mayhew Girl Scout Troop 1519 at Mary, Queen of Heaven in Erlanger has been headed by Leslie Bauer for the past three years. Being in the troop has helped the young girls grow, according to Bauer. Pictured from left are Britton Bauer, Julie Gauthier Reymond, Syndey Reymond and Layne Rabe. THANKS TO LESLIE BAUER Although traditions like Girl Scout cookies and service hours carry on, things have changed and there are now more opportunities than ever to be involved. Programming now offers Pathways, which allows girls to pick and choose how they want to participate. “One is the ‘true pathway,’ what people remember as girls getting together as groups once a month or once a week,” said Rhonda Ritzi, membership and

day camp specialist with the Licking Valley Cluster. Series pathways, which explore topics like body image, are programs that last for several weeks. Day camps and resident camps are still an option, and girls can participate in certain events as part of their Scouting. Destinations offer trips around the country and around the world to further learning.

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GRANTS LICK — Construction to widen U.S. 27 to four lanes around the Grants Lick area, started in fall of 2009, is expected to be complete in October. The work will complete the widening of U.S. 27 to four lanes throughout southern Campbell County from Highland Heights almost to the border of Pendleton County. The $26.5 million project will widen 2.4 miles of highway from two to four lanes south from Race Track Road past Nagel Road. The project was paid fully by the federal stimulus under the 2009 American Re-

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covery and Reinvestment Act, said Nancy Wood, spokesperson for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s District 6 office. The expected completion date for the project when it started in September 2009 was November 2012, Wood said. The contractor expects to have the road completed and possibly ready to drive upon in early October, she said. “They might not be completely finished by that time frame, but they should have the bulk of it done,” she said. Once the contractors are finished, the Transportation Cabinet will plant grass, clean up, and install signage, Wood said. Vol. 7 No. 45 © 2012 The Community Recorder ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

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ALEXANDRIA New student orientation days for people seeking their GED have been scheduled for Aug. 27 or Aug. 28 at the Alexandria Adult Learning Center. A GED, General Education Diploma, an equiva-

lent to a high school diploma. The orientation days start at 9 a.m. Monday, Aug. 27 or Tuesday, Aug. 28 at the Alexandria Education Center in a trailer behind the Alexandria Community Center at 8236 W. Main St. People interested in becoming students may attend either day, but the ori-

entations are not open houses and participants must start at 9 a.m., according to a news release from the center. Anyone younger than 19-years-old must have an official withdrawal form from their last school attended to participate. All GED preparation classes are free, but there

Petunia up for adoption By Chris Mayhew

MELBOURNE — Some callers to the Campbell County Animal Shelter want to cook and eat Petunia, the pot-bellied pig, but the 200-pound porker is only available to a nokill home. Campbell County Police Department officer Nick Heiert found the swine wandering loose on Hissem Road and brought her to the animal shelter in Melbourne July 17, said Lisa Bowman, shelter director. The shelter staff named the pig Petunia. Since then, the shelter has had several people call inquiring about adopting Petunia. “The first thing I ask them is what are you going to do with her,” Bowman said. Moving beyond the issue of whether pot-bellied pig is edible, Petunia isn’t available for eating, she said. “Some people called and said they would take her, but they would probably cook her,” Bowman said.

Campbell County Animal Shelter Director Lisa Bowman feeds Petunia the pot-bellied pig a marshmallow treat inside the Melbourne shelter's new addition Friday, Aug. 17. CHRIS MAYHEW/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER Petunia looks like a regular pig, weighs about 200 pounds, and is very friendly, she said. The pig was probably someone’s outdoor pet, and responds well to the staff, Bowman said. “She’s good,” Bowman said. “You can get in and pet her, and she knows her name now.” The shelter has ordered a third bag of pig food for Petunia already, she said. Petunia is the second pot-bellied pig the shelter has taken in this year, she

said. The first pot-bellied pig the center ever took in was in March when a male pig was brought to the shelter after being attacked by dogs with 15 bite wounds, she said. The pig had one bite wound the size of a fist, but the shelter staff nursed it back to health and it was later adopted, Bowman said. It’s hoped someone will be willing to make a home for Petunia now, she said. For people considering adoption Petunia there is no fee, and no need to spay the pig, Bowman said.

is a $60 fee to take the test. People don’t have to pay the fee until they are completely ready to take the test, according to the news release. Future new student orientation dates in Alexandria will be Oct. 1, Oct. 2, Nov. 5, and Nov. 6. For information visit or call

the Alexandria Education Center at 859-757-6836.

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property tax bills. “It doesn’t make any difference what I pay, it’s all the same it comes out of my wallet or my checkbook whether it’s compensating rate or a rate increase,” Hermes said. Commissioner Brian Painter said in 2011 the fiscal court took less than the 4 percent more than the compensating rate allowable by law – about 2 percent. The county has taken the compensating rate one other time in the last 20 years, Painter said. “I know when we passed our budget this spring I talked about constant and consistent conservative ef-

fort,” Painter said. “This is part of what happens when you do put on a constant and conservative effort.” Campbell County resident Larry Robinson said he was speaking on behalf of the county’s Tea Party chapter. “As taxpayers we cannot support any more taxes, you’ve got to stop this,” Robinson said. Robinson said he wanted Painter and Commissioner Pete Garret to live up to their campaign pledges to cut taxes. The county needs to work to cut spending, he said. The compensating rate law passed in 1978 amounts to a tax, Robinson said.

dors. A Scouting level change occurred during the 1980s, Ritzi said, with the addition of Daisy Girl Scouts, for girls 5 to 7 years old. “They use that research to find different ways to reach all age levels and increase those leadership skills,” Ritzi said. “Another big thing we are focusing on is healthy living and STEM (science, technology, engineering and math skills.)” Senior/Ambassador Girl Scouts, typically in ninth and 10th grade, reflect the leadership opportunities older girls can gain through Scouting. It is also

at this age that girls can complete their Gold Award service project. Ritzi has been influenced by Girl Scouting since she was in middle school. “I decided I wanted to be a counselor-in-training at our camp,” she said. “And then, I did that for two years, then they had invited me to be a junior counselor and be a camp staff member.” Girls in Northern Kentucky are still joining, she said. “I think our numbers have remained pretty steady, we keep growing every year,” Ritzi said.

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said. Fiscal court also changed the tangible (personal) property rate during their vote. The 2012 tangible property rate was lowered to 21.97 per $100 of assessed value from the 2011 rate of 22.29 per $100 of assessed value. The motor vehicle and water craft tax rate remains set at 13.10 cents per state law. Prior to the vote, Erik Hermes of Wilder said he wanted the fiscal court to be kind when setting the tax rate to avoid increasing

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“Our national headquarters does a lot of research and development on issues that girls are engaged in and that girls are not engaged in,” Ritzi said. Research found that leadership opportunities are what girls need, so in 2008 Scouting age levels changed to reflect that. Traditionally the oldest level of Scouting was Senior Girl Scouts, reserved for older high school girls. Today girls at that age can also be known as Ambassa-

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A thanks for beauty By Chris Mayhew

ALEXANDRIA — Rebecca Reese and Mary Ann Seibert nurture the beauty of flowers in Alexandria by planting, weeding, and watering city gardens. Reese started working with the Beautification Committee of Alexandria City Council to create a curbside garden along Washington Street and flowerbeds at Tribute Park near the intersection of U.S. 27 with West Main Street. Reese said she’s happy to volunteer and always glad to help do something to improve the appearance of the city. People regularly stop their cars and roll down their windows to share appreciation – and that’s the nicest reward, she said. “People will stop and say, thanks and good job,




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A crowd of approximately 700 people filled Northern Kentucky University’s Greaves Concert Hall to hear the first major address of newly hired President Geoffrey Mearns during the annual Fall Convocation Friday, Aug. 17. At the event, meant to officially start the new academic year, Mearns spoke of the university’s achievements in the past year and the challenges the university faces in the future, while thanking the Board of Regents for a chance to be a part of the NKU family. “I am very grateful for the confidence that you have placed in me,” Mearns said. “I will honor that trust with my best efforts.” During his address, Mearns touched on several of the university’s achieve-

ments, including the fact that this year’s freshman class is the most academically qualified, based on ACT scores, in the university’s history, the result of an enrollment strategy to recruit outstanding students. The student athletes, Mearns said, also set a record post earning the highest combined grade point average in the school’s history. Recently, NKU was named on of the most veteran-friendly campuses by GI Magazine, a distinction only given to about 15 percent of the countries universities and colleges, Mearns said. Countless more successes were seen inside and outside the classroom throughout the year through the hard work and dedication of NKU’s students, faculty and staff, Mearns said. “Now, there is one person who also deserves

Northern Kentucky University's Chamber Choir performs during the Fall Convocation. Amanda Joering/Community Recorder Northern Kentucky University's new President Geoffrey Mearns speaks during the university's annual Fall Convocation Friday, Aug. 17. Amanda Joering/Community Recorder

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ceed, the university must be determined, dedicated, persistent and patient, he said. “I am excited by the challenge and the others we will face together, and I am also optimistic that we will succeed,” Mearns said. Mearns said that in less than 45 years, NKU has transformed from a fledgling community college to a comprehensive, metropolitan university, which is a difficult task. “This tradition of overcoming challenges with vision and hard work is a legacy that we are fortunate to, and me in particular are fortunate to, inherit,” Mearns said. Mearns said as he meets with people in the NKU community, he regularly hears them say that the university’s best days are still to come. “I share their confidence,” Mearns said. “I share that faith.” Gail Wells, vice president for academic affairs and provost at NKU, said she is positive that Mearns will make a lasting difference to the students, faculty and community and is confident that he has the background and skills to be successful. “I feel so fortunate to welcome Geoffrey Mearns as our fifth president,” Wells said. “I know he is going to be an extraordinary leader for NKU.” The event also included the presentation of the Frank Sinton Milburn Outstanding Professor Award, given to mathematics professor Chris Christensen.



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Who’s seeking office in Campbell County Community Recorder NEWPORT — All candidates for local offices in Campbell County are now known with the passage of the 4 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 14, filing deadline. The following list candidates registered with the Campbell County Clerk’s office by the deadline to appear on the ballot on Election Day Tuesday, Nov. 6. Also on the ballot will be a question concerning a tax increase to pay for a new South Branch Library of the Campbell County Public Library.

The wording of the question is still being worked out, said Campbell County Clerk Jack Snodgrass. A * indicates an incumbent office-holder. All terms of office are for a regular term unless otherwise noted. Commonwealth Attorney: Michelle Snodgrass*, 46 Sturbridge Drive Cold Spring Circuit Court Clerk: Taunya Nolan Jack*, 12788 Burns Road, California (Republican) Mary Ann Mader Jones,

Library issue set Community Recorder The exact wording of the library ballot tax issue voters will decide on Election Day Tuesday, Nov. 6 has been released by the Campbell County Clerk Jack Snodgrass. The wording was set and approved for the ballot around 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 15, Snodgrass said. The wording of the ballot issue will be: “Are you for or against the Campbell County Public Library establishing an ad valorem tax rate of 9.4 cents per $100 of assessed value for real property in Campbell County, Kentucky for the purpose of constructing and operating a new library facility in southern Campbell County?” Snodgrass said the

Campbell County Public Library presented the ballot issue wording prior to the Aug. 14 filing deadline. The wording that will appear on the ballot is almost “word for word” as it was presented by the library, he said. Snodgrass said he has, along with Campbell County Attorney Steve Franzen, been reviewing the wording to see if there are any mistakes and all the language is proper. The deadline to set the wording for the clerk’s office is the deadline for printing of the ballots, and not teh Aug. 14 filing deadline, Snodgrass said. “We wanted to make sure, and the county attorney did, that everything was in line,” Snodgrass said.

Dayton City Council (elect 6): Joe Neary Jerry Gifford* Robert “Bobby” Allen Virgil L. Boruske* Cathy Lenz Volter* Penny Mastruserio Hurtt* William (Bill) Burns* Fort Thomas City Council (elect 6): Ken Bowman Roger L. Peterman* Thomas R. Lampe* Lisa Kelly* Jay Fossett Eric Haas* Highland Heights City Council (elect 6): Gary Chinn* AJ Moermond Jeanne Pettit* Deborah Ball* Dirk Glahn Rene Heinrich Larry Herfurth Paul W. Carver Jr. Melbourne City Commissioner (elect 4): Wilbur L. Crossley David C. King* Paul Landwehr* Edward C. Fischer* Mentor City Commissioner (elect 4): Rick Dunn* Keith Daniels* Larry Strasinger* Keith Futscher* Newport City Commissioner (elect 4)**: Beth Fennell* John C. Hayden* Jack Stoecklin Thomas L. Guidugli* Frank Peluso* Bob McCray **Robert “Rob” Rummel withdrew as a candidate. Newport Mayor: Jerry Rex Peluso* Silver Grove City Council (elect 6):

30 Cedarview Drive, Alexandria (Democrat) Sheriff (remainder of unexpired term): Dave Otto, 1718 North Fort Thomas Ave., Fort Thomas (Democrat). John G. Crum Jr., 202 Meadow Trail Drive, #A, Highland Heights (Libertarian) Jeff Kidwell, 203 Ridgepointe Drive, Cold Spring (Republican) Alexandria City Council (elect 6): Barbara D. Weber* Lloyd Rogers Bob Simon* Scott Fleckinger* Stacey L. Graus* Joe Anderson* Andrew “Andy” Schabell James J. Glahn W. David Hart* Bellevue City Council (elect 6): Bill Helton Stephen R. Guidugli* John Griess Carol J. Rich* Kathy Almoslechner* Matthew Olliges* James Rodney Poynter California City Commissioner (elect 4): Emma Jean Neises* Charles Styer* Charles P. Govan* Larry Hiller Sr.* Cold Spring City Council (elect 6): Rob Moore* Stuart Oehrle* Kathy M. Noel* Adam Craig Sandfoss* Lou Gerding* Brenda Rodgers Helton Lisa Schmidt Cavanaugh David A. Guidugli* Crestview City Commissioner (elect 4): No candidates filed.

Jill Fessler* Karen Cotcamp* Paul Lindon James de Leon Dan Gindele Scott McCarter* David Bass Mark Doyle Southgate City Council (elect 6): Paul A. Riddle Sue Payne* Joseph M. Anderson* Patricia Hayley Daniel J. Speier* Chris A. Robisch* Wilder City Council (elect 6): Robert Blankenship* Bradley H. Jones Monica Gearding* Michael J. Dinn* Robert Arnold Brack Herald Jr.* Robert A. Honaker Woodlawn City Commissioner (elect 4): Carol Eggemeier* Verna Pulsfort* Sharon Chandler* Robert Miller* Campbell County Schools Board (elect 3): District 2: Gary Combs, 6009 Boulder View, Cold Spring Nicole Whitney Ponting, 5813 Granite Spring, Cold Spring Tricia Tobergte, 11 Rosa Place, Cold Spring District 3: Kimber L. Fender, 6454 Mary Ingles Hwy., Melbourne* District 5: Ellen M. Longshore, 10418 Madonna Drive, Alexandria Rich Mason, 13369 Fisher Road, California* Bellevue Independent School Board (elect 2): Vanessa Groneck* Julia Webb Fischer* Joe Bones Egan

Dayton Independent School Board (elect 2): Rosann Sharon* Bernard T. Pfeffer* Fort Thomas Independent School Board: Unexpired term (elect 1): Lisa Duckworth* Regular term (elect 2): Karen Utz Allen* Jeffrey C. Beach* Newport Independent School Board: Unexpired term (elect 1): Willis Gregory* Shaun Thacker Carolyn Duff Regular term (elect 3): Melissa Sheffel* Rob Rummel Julie Smith-Morrow* Matthew Scott* Theresa Miller David Amanns Bob Barnett Silver Grove Independent School Board: Unexpired term (elect 2): Jennifer L. SteidelJones* Saradan Kemplin Regular term (elect 2): Melanie Pelle* Southgate Independent School Board (elect 2): Jeffrey “Jay” Paul* Diane Bartlett Hatfield* Soil and Water Conservation Board (elect 4): Gene C. Dobbs, 3362 Dobbs Lane, California* Ron McCormick, 10180 AA Hwy., California* Larry Varney, 7014 Murnan Rd., Cold Spring* Linda Bray-Schafer,13495 Kramer Drive, Alexandria* Rick Simon, 11898 Skyview Drive, Alexandria


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NEWPORT — State road funds being funneled through Campbell County Fiscal Court will aid the cities of Highland Heights, Wilder and Dayton with needed local street repairs. City and county officials credit Campbell County’s Director of Administration Melissa Williams for helping prepare the grant applications, and 67th district state house Rep. Dennis Keene, D-Wilder, for securing $455,000 from the state. Projects funded: » Wilder will receive $43,000 for the paving of Center Street. » Highland Heights will receive $212,000 for street repair and resurfacing on Knollwood subdivision streets. » Dayton will receive up to $200,000 for street slippage repairs on Locust Avenue. Judge-executive Steve Pendery said credit for obtaining the money needs to go to Keene. Individual cities informed Keene of projects considered important to their cities, and he supported the projects being funded, Pendery said. Campbell County will transfer $455,000 in county road funds to the cities for their projects, and the state will reimburse the county to fund its own road program.

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nounced the acceptance of $152,898 from the state through the Rural Secondary Road flex-funds program. The funds will pay for the paving Shaw Goetz Road and Yelton Road – both in the California area. The “flex funds” program allow counties to use state funds on county-maintained roads. The agreement will be executed immediately with the state to expedite the process, said Melissa Williams. “Then we can authorize the paving of the roads this season,” Williams said. The fiscal court later approved the contracts to resurface eight roads in the county including Shaw Goetz and Yelton Roads. The remaining contracts included: » An estimated $56,490 for Eaton Asphalt to pave Dodsworth near Cold Spring. » An estimated $32,382 to for Mago Construction to pave Yelton Road. » Estimated contracts of $109,312 and $6,996 to pave portions of Uhl Road near Silver Grove. » An estimated$22,800 contract with Eaton Asphalt to pave Gary Lane. » An estimated $213,960 contract with Eaton Asphalt to pave Clay Ridge road. » An estimated $106,980 contract with Eaton Asphalt to pave Shaw Goetz Road. » An estimated $37,443 contract with Eaton Asphalt to pave Jerry Wright Road.





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Bishop Brossart trio enter medical school By Chris Mayhew

ALEXANDRIA — Donning the white coats of a doctor, three Bishop Brossart High School alumni have entered the same medical school class at the University of Louisville. Jessica Baumann of Highland Heights, James Schack of California, and McKenzie Vater of Alexandria, joined the medical class of 2016 in a “White Coat Ceremony” at the University of Louisville School of Medicine

Sunday, Aug. 5. The three Bishop Brossart alumni are part of a class of 160 medical students seeking to complete four years of medical school. The three were among the members of the medical class selected from a pool of 3,200 applicants, according to a news release from Bishop Brossart. Of the 160 medical students selected, 120 were Kentucky residents. “This is an extremely proud moment in the lives of these three aspiring medical professionals and their families, as well as, an

incredible tribute to our wonderful Bishop Brossart faculty and staff,” said Ron Heiert, director of development for Bishop Brossart. Bauman, the daughter of Larry and Jill Baumann of Highland Heights, is a 2006 Bishop Brossart graduate. Schack and Vater are 2008 Bishop Brossart graduates. Schack is the son of Jim and Milissa Schack of California, and Vater is the daughter of Jim and Carole Vater of Alexandria. Visit for more community news

From left, Bishop Brossart High School alumni Jessica Baumann of Highland Heights, James Schack of California and McKenzie Vater of Alexandria, put on white coats signifying their entrance into the medical class of 2016 at the University of Louisville School of Medicine during a Aug. 5 ceremony. THANKS TO RON HEIERT

Counselor’s connection with Newport continues By Amanda Joering

Reiley Elementary School first-grader Penelope Stacey, right, peels a banana and laughs with her table mate Alyssa Ackerson, left, during lunch on the first day at the Alexandria classes Wednesday, Aug. 15. CHRIS MAYHEW/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

School begins with changes at Reiley By Chris Mayhew

ALEXANDRIA — Reiley Elementary School students were greeted by new principal Susan Rath when classes began Wednesday, Aug. 15. Rath said she was excited to be at Reiley and enjoyed meeting students and taking photos with them at the start of the school day. “I spent the last four years as an assistant principal,” Rath said. “This is my first opportunity to be a principal, but it does feel like coming home.” Rath, a resident of Alexandria, is a native of Highland Heights. She has previously taught third, fifth and sixth grades in different years at Boone County Schools and Dayton Independent Schools. Rath and the Reiley School Based Decision Making Council started off the year by making changes to the school’s kindergarten program after more students showed up for half-day classes. The SBDM council approved the hiring of an additional parttime kindergarten teacher during an emergency session Aug. 13. “We had unexpected growth in our kindergarten enrollment, so we decided to hire a part-time teacher,” Rath said.

Caleb Rath and his mother Susan Rath both start their first day of classes at Reiley Elementary School in Alexandria Wednesday, Aug. 15. Susan as the school's new principal, and Caleb as a second grade student. PROVIDED Reiley’s teacher allocations were based on projections for 45 full-day kindergarten students and 14 half-day students, said Connie Pohlgeers, director of school improvement and community education for the district. There are 42 full-day kindergarten students and 23 half-day students enrolled by the start of classes Aug. 15, Pohlgeers said.

Rath said another half-day kindergarten student had already enrolled on Aug. 15, and several more parents planned on enrolling their children after picking up paperwork that day. With the start of school under way,Rathsaidshewantstocontinue Reiley’s rank as one of the top scoring schools in Kentucky under the new state testing system. “Reiley has shown phenomenal growth in the last several years on test scores, “she said. The Kentucky Association of School Councils provides a transition index to compare student test scores between different districts and schools. Reiley Elementary’s test scores using the KASC transition index in 2011 put the school at “Already 100+” a sign that the goal of having a combined score of more than 100 on state testing on a 140-point scale according to the KASC website Reiley’s combined score for 2011 was 111. Scores by subject were 109 in reading, 115 in math, 118 in science, 109 in social studies, and 99 in reading. Reiley’s combined 2010 transition index score was 109, and the combined 2009 score was 103. Visit for more community news

NEWPORT — Fort Thomas resident Bill Feldman may have retired from Newport Independent Schools in 2005, but his dedication to the school and its students continued until he passed away Sunday, Aug. 19. For several years Feldman, who worked as a guidance counselor at Newport High School for 36 years, raised money towards building a theater at the school. Prior to his passing, Feldman said when he started at the school in 1969, it was located at the corner of Eighth and Columbia Streets where Newport Middle is now. At that school, which had a theater, the majority of the students got involved in one way or another in the end-of-theyear musicals, Feldman said. “I thought the musicals were a really good thing for inner city kids,” Feldman said. “It was a way to get everyone involved.” Feldman said years later, when the school moved to its current location, a theater was not included in the building, putting a stop to the annual musicals. For years, Feldman talked about his desire to see a theater built and for the musicals come back, but it wasn’t until 2003 when he married his second wife Diane that he decided to get the ball rolling. “She said I’d been talking about it for so long, that we should do something about it,” Feldman said. Since he and Diane were both widows and had been married before, they had two of everything already. “We already had two toasters, pretty much two of everything, so instead of getting gifts for our wedding, we asked for donations to the fund we started for a theater,” Feldman

said. Through wedding gifts, Feldman was able to raise more than $7,000, and continued to seek donations after that, collecting a total of about $12,000. Feldman, who had cancer, said with his declining health, he can’t continue the fund, so he got in touch with the school and ended up meeting with the new superintendent, Kelly Middleton. “Mr. Middleton came out to my house one day and we had a nice talk,” Feldman said. “He seemed interested in finding a way to build a theater at the school.” Feldman signed the fund over to the school, and gave Middleton the architectural drawings he had made for a new theater. Middleton said with a loss of students and cuts in funding, the school is in need for funds in many areas, including the performing arts. It was decided that the money will be used for the arts programs and be spent in a way that Feldman sees fit, Middleton said. But, Middleton said his talk with Feldman got him thinking that making a theater part of the district’s facilities plan is a good idea so that it can be built when the money is available. “I would really like to see the musicals brought back,” Middleton said. “I feel the arts are a positive way for students to stay involved in school.” Feldman said while he wasn’t able to raise enough for a theater, it’s a start, and he hopes that through donations and grants, the high school will have a theater again someday. “I know it’s a small amount since it would take millions to build a theater, but I just wanted to get something started that I hope someone will continue,” Feldman said.





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Campbell teams kick into gear Schools change to new districts By James Weber

KNCC senior RB Dylan Hayes runs upfield against Dixie Heights. Newport Central Catholic beat Dixie Heights 37-22 Aug. 17, 2012 at Dixie Heights HS. JAMES WEBER/COMMUNITY RECORDER

Colonels take charge in week 0 Brossart opens season Friday against Middies

Like volleyball, soccer has been realigned for the 2012 season by the Kentucky High School Athletic Association. The alignment means schools will have the same postseason foes they do in sports such as basketball and baseball. The new districts: Region 8, District 32 - Grant County, Simon Kenton, WaltonVerona; Region 9, District 33 Boone County, Conner, Cooper, Ryle; Region 9, District 34 - Dixie Heights, Ludlow, St. Henry District, Villa Madonna; Region 9, District 35 - Beechwood, Covington Catholic (Boys), Covington Latin, Holmes, Holy Cross (Covington), Notre Dame (Girls); Region 9, District 36 - Bellevue, Dayton, Highlands, Newport Central Catholic; Region 10, District 37 - Bishop Brossart, Calvary Christian, Campbell County, Scott. Here is a look at local teams, based on returned questionnaires:

Bishop Brossart girls

By James Weber

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Local teams started up the high school football season last week, while some start this week. Here is how they did and a look ahead:

Bishop Brossart

The Mustangs will open their season this Friday with a home game against Middletown (Ohio) Christian at 7 p.m. For the second-straight year, Brossart’s home games will be at Scott High School in Taylor Mill.

Campbell County

For the second-straight year, the Camels had a rough go of it against Covington Catholic, losing 37-0 in the Skyline Chili event at Dixie Heights. Cov Cath outgained Campbell 534-96. Campbell didn’t get a first down until the final series of the half, and about half their total yards came against a prevent defense. Campbell lost 44-2 to Cov Cath last year in Alexandria, but that did not stop the Camels from winning the 6A district title in Steve Lickert’s first year as head coach. Tyler Durham rushed for 51 yards for the Camels, while Jake Zabonick caught three passes for 20 yards. The Camels play at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Aug. 24,

NCC QB Josh Cain throws the ball. Newport Central Catholic beat Dixie Heights 37-22 Aug. 17, 2012 at Dixie Heights HS. JAMES WEBER/COMMUNITY RECORDER

Newport Central Catholic

The Thoroughbreds opened their season with a win over Dixie Heights for the second-straight year, beating the Colonels 37-22 Aug. 16 in the Skyline Chili Crosstown Showdown. Dylan Hayes scored four of the team’s five touchdowns. With NewCath trailing 7-0 early in the second quarter, NCC had Dixie pinned near its goal line, and got a safety when a bad snap went out of the endzone. Hayes returned the ensuing free kick for a 56-yard touchdown, then scored two points on a conversion run to give NewCath a 10-7 lead. Hayes added two touchdown runs to make it 23-7 after three quarters, then scored from 13 yards out in the fourth to give his team a two-score cushion again. Hayes had 128 yards on 21 carries. He also had an interception deep in NewCath territory when the ‘Breds were up 30-15. Dixie cut the lead to eight in the final minutes of the fourth quarter, but Pete Collopy scored from 45 yards out to put it away. Senior Josh Cain, in his first start under center, threw for 121 yards. Mac Franzen had seven catches for 57 yards and a key interception to set up NCC’s third touchdown. NewCath plays at Cincinnati McNicholas 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 25.

Campbell County junior Jake Zabonick looks for an opening against Cov Cath. Cov Cath beat Campbell County 37-0 Friday, Aug. 17, 2012 at Dixie Heights HS. JAMES WEBER/COMMUNITY RECORDER

The Mustangs are in a new alignment as they enter their second season under head coach Brad Gough, who led them to a 126-1 record last year. Brossart finished second in its old district and will face new district foes on the pitch, albeit familiar ones in other sports, Calvary, Campbell County and Scott. Gough expects tough challenges against the new foes but is excited about the team’s veteran experience, as the Mustangs return nine starters and 16 varsity letter-winners overall. Brossart hosts Beechwood Monday, Aug. 27, at Pendery Park.

Campbell County girls

The Camels were 10-6-3 last year under head coach Dave Morris, who returns for his sixth year with a 53-27-16 record at the school. He must replace five starters including all-state selections Megan Rauch and Lynsey Lapré, who were the goalkeeper and top scorer, respectively. Returning starters include Taylor Robinson, Shelby Davis, Molly Kitchen, Angela Lauer, Natalie Visse and Michaela Hyden. Top newcomers are Lauren Macke, Brooke Burgess, Taylor Jolly, Holly Schwarber, Bryanna Schroers and Brandi Rice. Schroers, a sophomore, will take over in goal. Campbell started the season with a 6-1 win over Conner. Robinson and Visse had a pair of goals apiece. After a major tournament in Oldham County Aug. 17-19, Campbell was set to host Scott Wednesday, Aug. 22, then travel to Harrison County Saturday, Aug. 25, before returning home Monday, Aug. 27, to face Dixie. Morris is excited about the future of the program. “We have the deepest team ever at Campbell County with an infusion of young talented players that add to already strong junior and senior classes,” he said. “We have been moved to a new district and region and expect to

Newport Central Catholic senior Nathan Tackett moves upfield in a game where Cov Cath beat NewCath 2-1 Aug. 14 at Covington Catholic. JAMES WEBER/COMMUNITY RECORDER

be compete for the championship in both.”

Newport Central Catholic girls

The Thoroughbreds were 15-4 last season for head coach Kevin Turnick who returns for his 14th season with a sparkling record of 182-67-15. Turnick has had a winning record each of his 13 seasons so far. To keep that going, he must replace eight seniors, including five starters. In that group were two-time first team all-state midfielder Aubrey Muench and honorable mention all-state picks Kate Owens (defense) and Olivia Huber (forward). Returning starters include seniors Courtney Hagedorn, Emily Weyer and Christina Seibert; and junior Sam Bunzel. Seibert and Bunzel have the task of trying to replace last year’s scoring. Hagedorn and Weyer will lead the defense. Top newcomers are sophomores Lauren Zimmerman, Michaela Ware and Erin Ackerson; and freshman Ansley Davenport. “Our key to success will be the development of our younger players into starting roles,” Turnick said. “Players must adapt and learn a few new positions this season and be willing to take on new challenges.” NCC will play at Dunbar Saturday, Aug. 25, and host Calvary Monday, Aug. 27.

Bishop Brossart boys

Brian Goller won his 200th career game last season for the Mustangs, and he enters his 19th season at Brossart with 204 wins against 135 losses and 15 ties. Last year’s edition of Goller’s team went 10-7-3, finishing as district runner-up. The Mustangs also won the Cardinal Cup tournament. He returns five starters in Jordan Frommeyer, Jake Jennings, David Paulin, Sam Wilson and Ben Uebel. “We have a very experienced team returning with nine key players from last year’s team,” Goller said. “Bishop Brossart is poised for a great season while entering into a new district and region.” Goller said the Mustangs are looking forward to the Harrison See SOCCER, Page A9





Freedom Trail » Author Katya Cengel has released her book “Bluegrass Baseball: A Year in the Minor League Life.” The book follows four minor league teams, including the Freedom. She will conduct three signings this weekend, appearing at two Freedom games Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 25-26, from 6-9 p.m., as well as 1 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 26 at Barnes & Noble on Mall Road in Florence.

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Campbell County team, AP Schwietzer, was named 2012 District 23 C2 Champions. Pictured are (front row) Randy Mullins, Shawn Schnitzler, Kyler Southerland, Tim McNamara, Trenton Miller, (middle row) Adam Gray, Timmy Rolf, Jacob Frisch, Gavin Peters, Paul Kruse, (back row) coaches Marc Glahn, Jeff Peters, Pat McNamara, Mel Frisch and Nick Frisch. Not pictured were Markus Glahn and Bryson Weiland. THANKS TO TONI FRISCH

SIDELINES Ping Pong for OCD Ping Pong for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Cincinnati will be 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8, at Newport on The Levee, 1 Levee Way, Newport, Ky. This family-friendly event will include a ping pong tournament, activities, raffles, refreshments and more. The goal of Ping Pong for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Cincinnati is to raise awareness and understanding of obsessive compulsive disorder and funds for specialized treatment, ERP and quality of care.

Kentucky Bulldogs The Kentucky Bulldogs will

host individual tryouts for the 2013 season in the month of August. The 12-and-under Bulldogs will compete in the Southwest Ohio League’s Continental Division. The team is mostly made up of Boone County residents. Players must be 12 or under on May 1, 2013. Contact Jeff Bowman at 513-3154353 or by email at for more information and to schedule a tryout.

Baseball tryouts Competitive Northern Kentucky youth baseball team, formerly known as the RDP Reds (will chose a new name), is

Boys golf

currently holding August tryouts for the 2012 fall season. The team’s home field is Dorothy Howell Field, Elsmere. Eligible players must not turn 13 before May 1, 2013. Contact Tony at 859-462-3503 or email

Officials needed The Northern Kentucky Volleyball Officials Association is seeking individuals who might be interested in officiating high school volleyball matches for the 2012 season. Training is provided. Contact Sharan Bornhorn at or 859-7604373. Additional information can be found at


The Northern Kentucky Ohio Volleyball Club 13-1 Team Tsunami finished the season with a 63-10 overall record, winning five tournaments during the year. Pictured are (standing) Coach Angie Reckers, Lauren Schuermann, Sarah Draud, Peyton McCarthy, Rachel McDonald, Caroline Hardig, (kneeling) Hayley Bush, Madison Read, Jackie Noll and Grace Wallace. Team members are from Kenton, Boone, Campbell, Hamilton and Clermont counties. THANKS TO RACHEL READ

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County tournament and the All “A” regional during August. Brossart beat Campbell County 5-0 to start the season.

Campbell County boys

Deron Hitch takes over as head coach this year. Campbell went 7-13-2 last year but returns most of their roster this season. The Camels go to Cooper Aug. 28 and host Highlands Sept. 4.

Newport Central Catholic boys

The Thoroughbreds had a groundbreaking season last year, winning their district for the first time in four years and claiming the 10th Region championship. NCC went 16-7-3 overall and also reached the state semifinals of the All “A” Classic. NCC returns 10 of its 11 starters in an attempt to build on those landmarks.

The one loss was a big one, record-setting scorer Austin Juniet, who had half the team’s goals last season. Junior forward Matt Tolle will attempt to step up and lead the offense. Goalkeeper Nathan Grosser could be one of the best in the state, said NCC head coach Mike McDonald. He anchors a defense led by Graeham Heil, Jacob Hensley and Ben Tierney. McDonald returns for his second season as head coach. NCC lost 2-1 to Covington Catholic to start the year. NewCath is playing in the All “A” regional tournament, which ends Aug. 25. NCC will play at Ryle Tuesday, Aug. 28.


Bellevue is playing a limited varsity schedule after going 0-7 last year. Dayton won four games last year and returns three seniors in Mersades Fornash, Natasha Tiemeyer and Felicia Wilson. The Greendevils also return junior Nicole Schowalter, who is also the football team’s placekicker.

» Friends are invited to Charlie True‘s 80th birthday party. True, a Dixie Heights graduate, has extensive coaching experience at Boone County and Newport high schools, and was one of the early pioneers of local Knothole baseball. The party is from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 26, at Shadow Lake Community Clubhouse in Cold Spring.


» Brossart beat VMA 174-194 Aug. 15. Senior Jimmy Kelley earned his fourth medal of the season with an even-par 35 at Flagg Springs.

Girls golf

» Brossart beat Highlands 193-204 Aug. 16 at Flagg Springs. Lauren Seiter of Brossart medalled with a 42.

Thomas More Notes

» The National Collegiate Athletic Association recently released its 2012

By James Weber

Football Coaches Record Book and Thomas More College Head Football Coach Jim Hilvert is ranked among the winningest active coaches in all divisions of the NCAA. Hilvert, who is entering his sixth season at Thomas More, has a 43-13 record in five years for a .768 win percentage. He ranks 22nd among all Division I, II and III coaches and 15th among all Division III coaches only. Hilvert has led the Saints to fourth straight Presidents’ Athletic Conference Champions, NCAA Playoff appearances and Bridge Bowl games. The Saints open the season ranked 20th in the Top-25 when they play 11thranked St. John Fisher College on September 1 at 6 p.m. in Rochester, N.Y.

NKU Notes

» Northern Kentucky University set a soccer attendance record by drawing 1,206 to a men’s exhibition with Kentucky Aug. 17. The teams tied, 2-2. » NKU girls soccer beat Canisius 2-0 Aug. 17 in Buffalo for the first Division I win in the school’s history. Martha Staab and Kelsey Laumann scored the NKU goals. Allison Ponzer (Simon Kenton) had two assists and Stacie Volker one. Cassie Lingenhoel had the shutout. » The Northern Kentucky University volleyball team was picked to finish eighth in the 2012

Atlantic Sun Conference preseason coaches poll. NKU enters its first season as a member of NCAA Division I and the A-Sun. The Norse are ineligible for postseason play but can capture the A-Sun regular season championship. Additionally, NKU players are eligible for individual postseason awards. Lipscomb, winners of the last three A-Sun regular season crowns and four of the last five A-Sun tournament championships, was again tabbed as the class of the league in 2012, garnering six firstplace votes and 95 total points. » The Northern Kentucky University men’s soccer team has been picked to finish in a tie for eighth place in the Atlantic Sun Conference preseason coaches poll. East Tennessee State received a total of 78 points; including six first-place votes, to earn the top spot in the poll. The Norse bring back key pieces from their 2010 Division II National Championship run, including midfielder Michael Bartlett, the team’s co-leader in goals in 2011. Forwards Shawn Parker, Jack Little, Mohammad Salhieh and Nick Chiarot, goalkeeper Ben Dorn, and defender Alex Weber also return from the 2010 championship team. The 2012 regular season begins on the road at Wisconsin-Green Bay on Aug. 24.

VIEWPOINTS Start student’s day with breakfast A10 • ALEXANDRIA RECORDER • AUGUST 23, 2012

Editor: Michelle Shaw,, 578-1053


According to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, breakfast eaters perform better in school; are significantly less likely to be overweight; and adolescents tend to have lower Beth Taschuk BMI’s (body COMMUNITY mass index). RECORDER GUEST COLUMNIST Alarmingly, research indicates that many children skip their breakfast meals and that breakfast eating dips as children grow. Only 77 percent of young children eat breakfast

every day, while the number falls to 50 percent in middle school and 36 percent among high school students. Upon rising from bed, your children likely have gone 10 hours or more since their last meal. Let’s be sure that we “break the fast” for our children to ensure a healthy successful school year.

Want something quick and healthy?

» Breakfast burritos: Wrap up scrambled eggs with cheese, beans and salsa in tortilla shell. Or try a peanut butter and banana burrito. » Oatmeal and healthy toppings such as low-fat granola or



fruit. » Fruit and yogurt parfaits: Unsweetened yogurt mixed with fresh fruit and topped with healthy crunchy bran cereal. » Whole grain toaster waffles topped with applesauce, nut butter spreads, fruit or peanut butter. » Whole wheat toast or mini bagel topped with peanut butter and sliced banana. » Fortified whole grain cereal with low fat milk and fresh fruit. » English muffin topped with lean ham and cheese. » Cottage cheese served with cantaloupe and a lower fat muffin. » Hummus on pita bread

with applesauce on the side.

Not a traditional breakfast eater?

» Leftovers such as pasta, pizza, beans or rice. » Fruit and yogurt smoothie. » Whole wheat English muffin with one-third cup shredded cheese and two slices of tomato (or pizza sauce). » Cottage cheese served with cantaloupe and a lower fat muffin. » Cheese and crackers with unsweetened fruit juice. » Hard-boiled egg. » String cheese.


Involve your children in the planning. They are more likely to eat foods they had a hand in. Let them assemble, bag, and plan meals. Construct a breakfast menu with your children and build a repertoire of eight to 10 meals. Set the table the night before. Chop any ingredients that you will need. Pre-package any of the above items for an “on the go” breakfast. Set your alarm a few minutes earlier. Beth Taschuk is bariatric nutriton coordinator at St. Elizabeth Weight Management Center.

Instance Racing questions go unanswered In the Instant Racing case now in the Kentucky courts, the Beshear administration and the Horse Racing Commission have argued that videos of old horse races shown on machines are the legal equivalent of actual horse Martin races. The Cothran machines show videos involvCOMMUNITY RECORDER GUEST ing many horsCOLUMNIST es that have long since died. Live racing with dead horses. Go figure. In 2010, lawyers for the horse racing industry used this reasoning before a Frankfort judge whose approval they needed to

allow Instant Racing slot machines at horse tracks. The highpriced lawyers hired by the tracks and Beshear administration attorneys convinced the judge that this reasoning actually made sense. Part of the problem stemmed from the judge’s refusal to allow The Family Foundation, which had entered the case to oppose the move, to ask any pre-trial questions, review any documents, develop any proof or inspect the machines in question. After denying The Family Foundation all discovery rights, the case moved to the Court of Appeals. The horse racing industry then made a motion to bypass the Appeals Court altogether, sending the case directly to the Kentucky Supreme Court. But the high court refused the at-

tempt in a unanimous decision. When the Appeals Court ruled in June of this year, it agreed with The Family Foundation that the facts needed to be heard. It found the trial court had “abused its discretion,” sending the case back to the lower court in order to allow for questions to finally be asked. What did horse industry lawyers do? They filed another motion to move the case to the Kentucky Supreme Court. It seems anything is preferable to putting the facts on the table. What does it say about the case for Instant Racing that advocates think they have a better chance if the facts remain hidden? So far, no court has looked at an Instant Racing machine. The horse racing industry has never

answered a question from Instant Racing opponents. It has never been required to produce a single document. Numerous motions have been filed, but the courts have yet to actually hear the facts of the case. What is Instant Racing? Where are the horses in the videos? Are the horses alive or dead? Are patrons betting on dead horses or on electronic reels? How can new odds be calculated on a race that was completed years before? How can it be pari-mutuel wagering when the Instant Racing patent describes the wagering pool as a unique pool of one? A court cannot legitimately decide this case if these questions and others like it are never answered. The Supreme Court is un-

likely to be convinced that it should take a case in which no evidence has even been heard. It’s kind of hard to make a decision when the merits of the case haven’t been presented. What will lawyers for the administration and the racing industry do if the Supreme Court rules against them again? Will they make their argument that a video of a horse race is an actual horse race by sending a video of their lawyers instead of actual lawyers to argue their case in front of the judge? Martin Cothran is the senior policy analyst for The Family Foundation, a nonprofit educational organization that works in the public policy arena in Kentucky on behalf of the family and the values that make families strong.

RiteCare: A partnership fixing language disorders It is currently estimated that 5 percent of our preschool aged children has some type of communication disorder. For issues involving speech, we know that these are mostly developmental and not Kevin Sell physiological. These include COMMUNITY RECORDER GUEST characteristics COLUMNIST such as syntax (order of words in a sentence) and articulation (manner in which sounds are formed). Remedial instruction has been shown to provide very successful outcomes when started early with qualified therapists. This solution is all fine and well provided you have the insurance to cover it, or the income to pay for the deductibles and co-payments. That leaves a huge gap more now than ever. Before I go any further, let me answer a few of your questions: My wife and I

are blessed with two healthy boys, jobs, and insurance; this does not involve a government subsidized program; and the only “skin” I have in this game is a passion for finding solutions to help kids in need. In the early 1950s, the Scottish Rite of FreemasonrySouthern Jurisdiction of the United States developed a philanthropy to address language disorders in children. The first funded clinic was in Colorado and this endeavor started what is now called RiteCare. There are 178 RiteCare centers in the U.S. The RiteCare in Northern Kentucky was established in 1991 through a $20,000 grant by the Supreme Grand Council. Our local RiteCare was the 77th Scottish Rite Program of its kind. There are Scottish Rite Temples located all over the world. In the U.S., each state is called an Orient, and each major city (where a temple is located) is called a Valley. In Northern Kentucky, we have the Valley of Covington. The temple itself



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is located on Madison Avenue in Covington, but the temple’s jurisdiction reaches south to Lexington and Louisville, and then east to the Ashland and Greenup region. Our local RiteCare is funded through a scholarship system where children, ages 3-5, are provided with care by licensed professionals. This care must be approved and ordered by a physician. As children advance through the therapy and leave, more are admitted. Waiting lists are established when the

monthly funding amount is reached. The scholarship is aimed at helping families that: » Do not qualify for federally assisted programs » Do not have health insurance » Cannot afford deductibles or co-payments. The Valley of Covington RiteCare program is provided by Speech/Language Therapy Services in Cold Spring. This type of nonprofit and private sector partnership provides cost-effective solutions and

228 Grandview Drive, Fort Mitchell, KY 41017 654 Highland Ave., Fort Thomas, KY 41075 phone: 283-0404 email: web site:

quality care. We are very pleased to have this agreement with a business whose sole focus is helping children understand the spoken word. Effective Sept. 1, 2012, we will start a new and expanded service in the Ashland area through a memorandum of understanding with the Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital Foundation. We believe this no-profit to nonprofit agreement will provide us with the things we believe are necessary to provide an effective program in a new location. The Covington Scottish Rite Foundation is committed to improving our society by providing services to those in need and those who represent out future. To that end, we are fixing this one child at a time. To learn more about RiteCare, contact the Covington Scottish Rite at 431-0021. Kevin Sell resides in Campbell County, serves on the Scottish Rite Foundation and is vice president of United Group Services Inc. in Cincinnati.

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At 100 years old, organization still shaping women’s lives By Libby Cunningham

Florence’s Girl Scout Troop 196 met from 1952 until 1958. Lynda Blackburn Vickers has kept her memories of the troop in a plastic container for more than 60 years. Front row, from left: Julie Houston, Kay Riehl, Vivian Shipley, Joyce Ely, Lynda Blackburn, Diane Hopper and Judy Pope. Second row: Judy Winebrenner, Bonnie Westwood, Betsy Ruef, Betty Ray, Joan Fletcher, Donna Devan, Evelyn Humphrey and Carolyn Carnes. Last row: Claira Riehl, Alice Conrad, Marion Pope and Winnora Ely. THANKS TO

The Girl Scouts of America was 86 years old when Catie Douchette, 14, of Florence was born. This year, the organization celebrates 100 years since its founding. For Catie, the organization is more like an old friend and a place where she can use her skills to guide younger girls in Northern Kentucky. Currently one in every 14 girls in Northern Kentucky is a Girl Scout. Although Lynda Blackburn Vickers was a Girl Scout more than 50 years ago, her memories of campfires and cookie deliveries are as fresh as the mementos she keeps in plastic boxes in her Florence home. The Community Recorder asked readers to send in their greatest memories of Scouting. Here are some excerpts from what was received. Traci Vanbenschoten, a member of Troop 18 in Cold Spring, writes: “... As we were entering our high school years we would begin our adventures traveling the country. Our eighth grade summer, we packed into two vans and spent three weeks on the Wyoming Trek. We stayed in Girl Scout houses and churches and camped at National Center West. “We’ve seen Mount Rushmore, Badlands, Petrified Forest, Grand Canyon, whitewater rafting in Montana and much more. At National Center West we hiked to the top of the Mesa which overlooked the camp grounds and spent the night under heaven’s star. We ended our senior year with a trip to Savannah, Ga., to visit the birthplace of Juliette Gordon Low, the founder of Girl Scouts.” Girl Scout Troop196 in Florence met between 1952 and 1958. Vickers, who keeps a box of her memories in her home today, writes: “We had to do projects to earn our badges such as cooking. We actually camped, gathered the wood and started the fire in the fire pit. We put ground beef, potatoes and carrots, wrapped them in Reynolds Wrap, and threw them in the fire to cook. Of course, we topped off our meal by making s’mores.” Vickers said her troop also took trips to etiquette classes in Cincinnati. “Remember, this was the 1950s,” she said. Leslie Bauer, of Florence, is a Girl Scout leader at Mary, Queen of Heaven Church in Erlanger. Girl Scouting is helping her daughter grow, she writes: “Being a part of the Girl Scouts has been really great for my daughter, the other girls in our troop, and myself and the other parents involved. We have watched our girls really grow by participating in Girl Scouts and we are so proud of them. “Our troop has participated in many service projects such as collecting personal care items for the needy, making our parish aware of the important issue of child abuse. “We have gone on many field trips like to visit Mayor Diane Whalen of Florence and hear about how a city is run, how city council works. We have also taken field trips to the police station and fire station to learn about ... weather and fire safety.” Sisters Caroline and Catie Douchette, of Florence, are members of Troop 43 and Senior Girl Scouts. Caroline, 13, explains how she and her sister got involved. “It started because my mom was a leader, so we started as Daisies, we wanted to be in her troop, so we were Girl Scouts,” Caroline said. “Now I think we are doing it because we have so many friends in Girl Scouts and it was fun to do the activities and earn the badges.” The younger girls benefit from the help as well, says 14-year-old Catie. “Well lots of girls quit Girl Scouts once they get older because it kind of stops being cool,” Catie said. “But it never stops being fun because you can do tons of different trips, you can go camping and can do a lot.”


A 1980s sash from Troop 389, based in Independence. The sash looks similar to those of older generations, and is from a troop that met at Kenton Elementary School. The Girl Scouts were started by Juliette Gordon Low in 1912. This is the 100th anniversary. THANKS TO AMY SCALF

Walton resident MaryJean Gunter’s Girl Scout Troop 142 met in Cincinnati. Gunter said she is 69 now, and not exactly sure when the troop’s group photograph was taken. Girl Scouts are celebrating the 100th birthday of the organization, which was founded in 1912 by Juliette Gordon Low. THANKS TO MARYJEAN GUNTER

Traci Vanbenschoten started in Girl Scout Troop 18 in the Cold Spring area in 1978. She and the members of her troop collected badges while traveling across the country as a group of Girl Scouts. She said most of the troop members will turn 40 this year. This is the 100th anniversary of Girl Scouting’s founding. THANKS TO TRACI VANBENSCHOTEN

Lynda Blackburn Vickers kept her Girl Scout uniform, canteen and membership pin from her time in Troop 196. These items are from the 1950s. This is the 100th anniversary of Girl Scouting. THANKS TO LYNDA BLACKBURN VICKER

Walton resident MaryJean Gunter’s Girl Scout Troop 142 went on a field trip to Cincinnati Gas and Electric Co. Her troop learned about cooking during this outing, she said. THANKS TO MARYJEAN GUNTER

Lynda Blackburn Vickers said that Troop 196 attended etiquette school in Cincinnati during its tenure. Front row, from left: Diane Hopper, Judy Warren, Martha Liver, Joan Fletcher, Julia Houston, Evelyn Humphrey, Vivian Shipley, Joyce Ely, Lynda Blackburn and Judy Pope. Back row: Kay Riehl, Winnora Ely and Carolyn Carnes. THANKS TO LYNDA BLACKBURN




Art Exhibits Liquids in Motion, 10 a.m.-10 p.m., Art on the Levee Gallery, Newport on the Levee, Unique collection of liquid collisions and splashes caught in the blink of an eye, occurring in less than one ten-thousandth of a second. Using specialized high speed digital studio lighting and highly accurate timing devices, various liquids are caught colliding with solid surfaces and other materials creating dramatic displays of art. Free. 859-2615770; Newport.

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Benefits Get Your Boots On: 4 a Cause, 7 p.m., Carnegie Events Center, 401 Monmouth St., Kristan Getsy’s birthday party. Retired Lt. Cmdr. Jeffrey Lay, author and pilot, discusses a new hiring program for veterans. Attendees are asked to purchase boots online prior to event and wear their boots with normal party attire. Life’s Eyes Media providing photos and video of those wearing boots supporting retired and active-duty military. Benefits Boot Campaign. Donation requested. 859-291-2739. Newport.

Presented by Campbell County Rotary Club. Through Dec. 26. 859-635-5088. Fort Thomas.

Drink Tastings Oktoberfest Keg Tapping, 7-7:30 p.m., Hofbrauhaus, 200 E. Third St., Flavorful lager with spicy hint of hops available at happy hour prices. 859-4917200; Newport.


Dance Classes Belly Dance A-Z with Maali Shaker, 8:30-9:30 p.m., Locomotion on the Levee, 1 Levee Way, Beginner dancers follow Maali’s class progression to develop beautiful and fluid exotic belly dance moves. Intermediate and advanced dancers shown layering, spins, turns and arm techniques to improve their dance. $12. 859-261-5770; maalishaker. Newport.

The Newport Downtown Car Show and Sidewalk Sale will be 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 26, on Monmouth Street between Third and 10th streets in Newport. For more information, visit Pictured is Tom Gudaitus of Walton under the hood of his all original 1957 Chevrolet Belair. FILE PHOTO WSOP in Las Vegas including airfare/hotel/spending money. Ages 21 and up. Free for spectators. Registration required. Presented by The Northern Kentucky Poker Tour. 440-2180559; Crescent Springs. Golf Clinic, 7-8 p.m., World of Golf, 7400 Woodspoint Drive, One-hour clinic with golf professional to help improve golf game. Open to any residents of the city of Florence. Free with purchase of $9 bucket of balls. Registration required. 859-3718255; Florence.

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

Job Fairs USS Nightmare Job Fair, 6-8 p.m., BB Riverboats Newport Landing, 101 Riverboat Row, Hiring for 2012 season. Candidates must be 18 years or older with energetic and fun personalities. Apply in person. Bring photo ID and social security card to complete paperwork. Email for more details. Presented by USS Nightmare. 859-261-8500; Newport.

Music - Blues Ricky Nye and Lisa Biales, 8 p.m. CD release party for Biales new release "Just Like Honey." Doors open 7:30 p.m., York St. Cafe, 738 York St., Includes appetizers. $10. 859-261-9675; Newport.

The Alexandria Fair and Horse Show will be Wednesday through Monday, Aug. 29-Sept. 3 at the Alexandria Fairgrounds. Admission is $8 and includes most rides and the horse shows. For more information visit. FILE PHOTO Alonzo Bodden, 8 p.m. $20., 10:30 p.m. $20., Funny Bone Comedy Club, Newport on the Levee, Reservations required. 859-957-2000; Newport.

Saturday, Aug. 25 Art Exhibits Liquids in Motion, 10 a.m.-10 p.m., Art on the Levee Gallery, Free. 859-261-5770; Newport.

Music - Concerts


Travis Tritt, 7 p.m. Gates open at 6 p.m. With the Sleepin’ Dogs., Alexandria Fairgrounds, 100 Fairgrounds Lane, Grammy Award-winning, country music singer from Marietta, Ga. VIP includes access to VIP food tent. $65 VIP, $55 premium, $35 grandstand; $3.50 convenience charge with each order. Presented by Rick Warner & Associates, Inc.. 859-781-7700; Alexandria.

Our Town, 2-5 p.m., Stained Glass Theatre, 802 York St., No appointment necessary. Auditioners will be taken in the approximate order of arrival and should be prepared to read from the script. Free. Presented by Footlighters Inc.. Through Aug. 27. 513-518-0772; Newport.

Music - Jazz Phil DeGreg Quartet, 8 p.m. Doors open 7 p.m., The Thompson House, 24 E. Third St., $10. 859-261-7469; Newport.

Music - Religious Ivan Parker, 7-9 p.m., Highland Avenue Baptist Tabernacle, 1080 Highland Ave., Southern Gospel recording artist. Family friendly. Free, donations accepted. 859-781-4510; Fort Thomas.

Music - Rock The Turkeys, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., JerZee’s Pub and Grub, 708 Monmouth St., Free. 859-4913500; Newport.

On Stage - Comedy


Nature Night Hike, 8:30-10:30 p.m., Campbell County Environmental Education Center, 1261 Race Track Road, Meet inside for a presentation about nocturnal animals. Then go out for a hike around the interpretive trail to listen and watch for some active night animals. Participate in a few experiences. Bring a flashlight with a red light. Dress for weather. Free. Registration required. Presented by Campbell County. 859-572-2600; Alexandria.

On Stage - Comedy Alonzo Bodden, 7:30 p.m. $20., 10 p.m. $20., Funny Bone Comedy Club, Reservations required. 859-957-2000; Newport.

Drink Tastings


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

Newport Gangster Tour, 4:306:30 p.m., Gangsters Dueling Piano Bar, 18 E. Fifth St., Twohour tour begins with two gangster guides leading highenergy presentation inside old casino followed by walking tour of historic sites. $20. 859-4918000. Newport.

Job Fairs USS Nightmare Job Fair, 1-3 p.m., BB Riverboats Newport Landing, 859-261-8500; Newport.

Sunday, Aug. 26

Music - Acoustic

Art Exhibits

Rockin’ the Parlor Acoustic Style, 9 p.m.-midnight With Brandon "That Guy" from Altered. Doors open 8 p.m., The Thompson House, 24 E. Third St., $5. 859-261-7469; Newport.

Liquids in Motion, noon-6 p.m., Art on the Levee Gallery, Free. 859-261-5770; Newport.

Music - Rock Ben Walz Band, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., JerZee’s Pub and Grub, 708 Monmouth St., Free. 859-4913500;

Drink Tastings Wine Tasting, 1-6 p.m., StoneBrook Winery, 859-635-0111; Camp Springs.

Nature Hunting Basics, 4-5 p.m., Camp-

bell County Environmental Education Center, 1261 Race Track Road, Learn the basics of hunting and how to get started in the sport. Weapons will not be used with this course. Registration required. Presented by Campbell County. 859-572-2600; Alexandria.

On Stage - Comedy Alonzo Bodden, 7:30 p.m. $17., Funny Bone Comedy Club, Reservations required. 859-9572000; Newport.

Special Events Newport Car Show and Sidewalk Sale, noon-5 p.m. Registration begins 10 a.m., Historic Newport Business District, Monmouth Street, Classic car show and sidewalk sale along Monmouth Street between Fifth and 10th streets. Free for spectators, $10 car registration. Presented by Historic Newport Downtown Merchants. 859-2923651; car_show. Newport.

MONDAY, AUG. 27 Art Exhibits Liquids in Motion, 11 a.m.-9 p.m., Art on the Levee Gallery, Free. 859-261-5770; Newport.

Auditions Our Town, 7-9 p.m., Stained Glass Theatre, Free. 513-5180772; Newport.

Recreation The Northern Kentucky Poker Tour, 7-10 p.m., KJ’s Pub, 2379 Buttermilk Crossing, Nightly qualifier. Winner receives certificate to semi-finals. Cash and prizes including seat to 2013

Alexandria Fair & Horse Show, 6:30-10:30 p.m., Alexandria Fairgrounds, 100 Fairgrounds Lane, All ages. $8. 859-635-2667. Alexandria.

Recreation The Northern Kentucky Poker Tour, 7-10 p.m., Saddle Club, 2487 Dixie Highway, Nightly qualifier. Winner receives certificate to semi-finals. Cash and prizes including seat to 2013 WSOP in Las Vegas including airfare/hotel/spending money. Ages 21 and up. Free for spectators. Presented by The Northern Kentucky Poker Tour. 440-2180559; Fort Mitchell.

THURSDAY, AUG. 30 Art Exhibits


Liquids in Motion, 11 a.m.-9 p.m., Art on the Levee Gallery, Free. 859-261-5770; Newport.

Art Exhibits


Liquids in Motion, 11 a.m.-9 p.m., Art on the Levee Gallery, Free. 859-261-5770; Newport.

Alexandria Fair & Horse Show, 3:30-10:30 p.m., Alexandria Fairgrounds, $8. 859-635-2667. Alexandria.

Exercise Classes

Karaoke and Open Mic

Cardio Dance Party!, 7:30-8:30 p.m., Locomotion on the Levee, 1 Levee Way, $10 drop-in. Presented by Cardio Dance Party. 513-617-9498; Newport.

Karaoke, 9 p.m., Olde Fort Thomas Pub, 1041 S. Fort Thomas Ave., Free. Through Dec. 20. 859-441-1927. Fort Thomas.

Music - Bluegrass Northern Kentucky Bluegrass Band, 9 p.m.-midnight, Zola, 626 Main St., Free. 859-261-7510. Covington.

Music - Concerts Machine Gun Kelly, 8 p.m. VIP includes front section plus 30 minutes early entry. Disorderly Conduct College Tour. Doors open 7 p.m., Madison Theater, 730 Madison Ave., Richard Colson Baker, stage name Machine Gun Kelly or MGK, is a rapper from Shaker Heights, Ohio. $32.50 VIP, $24.50 mid section, $19.50. 859-491-2444; Covington.

Literary - Libraries ’90s Party, 6 p.m., Florence Branch Library, 7425 U.S. 42, Middle and high school. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 859-342-2665. Florence. BFF, 6:30 p.m., Lents Branch Library, 3215 Cougar Path, Make a feather barrette and use props for photo shoot. Grades 3-5. Registration required. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 859-342-2665. Hebron.

Music - Concerts Live at the Levee, 6:30-9:30 p.m. The Infinity Ball., Newport on the Levee, 1 Levee Way, Riverwalk Plaza. Summer concert series. Free. 859-815-1389; Newport.


Music - World

The Northern Kentucky Poker Tour, 7-10 p.m., All In Cafe, 480 Erlanger Road, Nightly qualifier. Winner receives certificate to semi-finals. Cash and prizes including seat to 2013 WSOP in Las Vegas including airfare/ hotel/spending money. Ages 21 and up. Free for spectators. Presented by The Northern Kentucky Poker Tour. 440-2180559; Erlanger.

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

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 29 Art Exhibits Liquids in Motion, 11 a.m.-9 p.m., Art on the Levee Gallery, Free. 859-261-5770; Newport.

Business Meetings Campbell County Rotary Meeting, noon-1 p.m., Highland Country Club, 931 Alexandria Pike, Weekly meetings include presentations for local organizations and discussions on how to provide service to those in Campbell County and beyond. Family friendly. Free.

On Stage - Comedy Robert Hawkins, 8 p.m. $15., Funny Bone Comedy Club, Newport on the Levee, 859-9572000; Newport.

Runs / Walks Fox and Hound 5K, 7 p.m., Purple People Bridge, Pete Rose Way, Cincinnati; Third Street, Newport, Race begins at Purple People Bridge, crossing Ohio River and runs through Sawyer Point and Friendship Park. Afterparty follows with food, drinks and music. Benefits United Cerebral Palsy of Greater Cincinnati. $35, $5 afterparty only. Registration required. Presented by United Cerebral Palsy of Greater Cincinnati. 513-378-8047; Newport.



Readers offer barbecue recipes

Lockland School’s barbecue from the ‘50s Ann Seebohm, a Montgomery reader, sent this for Marilyn Morris, who was looking for St. Bernard School’s barbecue from the 1950s. Ann said: “The recipe I have is not from St. Bernard School but from Lockland School. However it is from the 1950s and is also called barbecue, but is more like sloppy joe. Hope this is what Marilyn Morris is looking for.” Brown 2 pounds ground

Roasted tomatoes

beef with 4 medium onions and 2 bell peppers, chopped

Add the following and simmer: 2 tablespoons each: Worcestershire, barbecue sauce, vinegar and sugar

Add 1 bottle of ketchup. Though Ann doesn’t say how much, I would start out with a very generous cup and go from there, tasting and adding more as needed.

Grandma Weaver’s and Lisa Mauch’s mom’s barbecue Lisa Mauch, my former editor, came to the rescue, too. Actually, her mom did. “My mom says the recipe she’s sharing isn’t precise since she just adds stuff until it looks and tastes right. She says the secret is to keep smushing the mixture. She also says she sometimes adds a dash of cinnamon and/or chocolate.” Sounds like a confident cook to me! We get a bonus here, too: Two generations sharing. Grandma Weaver’s recipe 1 pound hamburger 1 ⁄3 cup ketchup 1 onion (chopped) 1 green pepper (diced) 1 tablespoon vinegar 1 tablespoon mustard 1 tablespoon sugar ½ teaspoon salt

Rita suggests roasting tomatoes to preserve them for winter cooking. THANKS TO RITA HEIKENFELD.

Lisa’s mom’s recipe 3 pounds ground sirloin (browned) 1 chopped onion and green pepper 2 tablespoons vinegar 2-3 tablespoons mustard 1 cup sugar ½-¾ bottle of ketchup (24 oz.)

Rita’s do-ahead, marinated slaw

This is delicious with the barbecue and a bit different than the norm.

Salad: Combine and set aside while making dressing: 6-8 cups shredded cabbage or cole slaw mix 2 carrots, sliced thin or shredded 1 bell pepper, chopped 1 cup onion, chopped

Dressing: Bring to a boil, then simmer, uncovered, 10-15 minutes or so, until slightly thickened:

½ cup water 2 teaspoons mustard seed (optional but good) or ½ teaspoon celery seed (also optional)

Pour dressing over cabbage mixture. Cover and refrigerate 4 hours or overnight. Stir before serving.

1 cup sugar 1 cup cider vinegar




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The Silver Grove Class of 1992 will host a 20th class reunion 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15, at Duck Creek Bar and Grill on 1998 in Silver Grove. All Silver Grove Alumni are invited to attend. The Class of 1992 classmates will meet there at 7 p.m.

Community Recorder Catholic Charities will host its 25th annual fundraiser, Caribbean Adventure, 3-7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 26, at Drees Pavilion at Devou Memorial Overlook. The event will feature classic hors d’oeuvres, plenty of drinks and Caribbean treats. This year’s live auction includes tickets to a Reds game with the use of a luxury private box; a “wheelbarrow of spirits” full of quality-brand liquor; a golf trip to Heritage Palms Golf and Country Club in Fort Myers, Fla.; a “Caribbean

Covington, issued Aug. 9. Amber Niday, 36, of Springfield and Brian Seibert, 42, of Evanston, issued Aug. 9. Anne Giuju, 24, of Cincinnati and Benjamin Weldon, 26, of Cheyenne, issued Aug. 10. Samantha Fudge, 21, of Germany and David Bennett, 22, of Kettering, issued Aug. 10. Brooke Eby, 29, of Elkhart and Markus Jordan, 35, of Newport, issued Aug. 10. Jennifer Wooton, 35, of Fort

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They’re in season now so it’s time to preserve them for winter dishes. When a recipe calls for canned tomatoes, you can use these. The color and flavor is amazing. No real recipe, but here’s how I do it: Cut tomatoes in half. Lay either cut side up or down (I laid mine cut side down but next time will lay them cut side up since I think that will keep more of the tomato flavor in). Drizzle with olive oil. Roast in preheated 400 degree oven until tomatoes start to look spotty and caramelize a bit. If you have them cut side down, the skin will inflate and get dark in spots. Let cool and, if you like, remove skins. The first time I made them I didn’t remove the skins but when I used them in cooked dishes, they were a little tough, so my suggestion is to remove them.


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Traditionally, images of September include the return of backpacks and yellow school buses. The third annual Long Enough Now Let’s OVARcome Ovarian Cancer Awareness Run 5K and 10K will be Sept. 8 in Lebanon, Ohio, at Runyan Field. Registration begins at 6 a.m. and the race starts at 7:30 a.m. Pre-registration is available online at registration. The run is organized annually in loving memory of Kathy Alianiello and is sponsored by GC Contracting Corp., Reliable Electric,

New Hope Center is offering volunteer training for those interested in mentoring people facing unplanned pregnancy. The next training session is 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 25, and 6-9 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, Aug. 27-28. Choose from three locations : Crestview Hills, Latonia or Alexandria. Call Denise Nevins at 859-341-0766, ext. 13, or email dnevins@newhope Registration is $25 .



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Finding ways to find motivation “I want to come back to the meetings, but I’m just not motivated. When I get motivated again, I will definitely be back.” It’s a statement often made by those who, at one point or another were determined and ready to lose weight and make changes in their lives, but somehow “lost” their motivation. It makes a person like me (whose job it is to seemingly motivate people to lose weight and live healthy) ask the question, “Can a person choose to be motivated? Or must they simply wait to 'feel' motivated before change can occur?” The answer, motivation is certainly a choice. We are motivated the day we choose to lose weight and we are motivated the day we choose to stop attending our weight loss meetings. The only difference

is that our motivation shifted. Suddenly, weight loss became less important, too hard, or something else took priority and thus our motivation changed. So what’s the good news here? We don’t have to wait until we’re motivated, we can take steps toward motivation. In other words, we can act and behave in ways that will encourage our motivation to change. Regardless of the changes you want to make in life (weight loss, managing finances, or becoming more organized) below are steps you can take that will help spur you on toward the motivation to change. 1. Get involved- If you want to make changes in a certain area, a key is to surround yourself with

people who have been successful, and are working toward your Julie House same COMMUNITY goals. RECORDER GUEST COLUMNIST The reality is that when a person is part of a group working toward a goal, he/she is twice as likely to succeed as opposed to trying to go it alone. Join a program or group that has your similar goals in mind and achieve your dreams. 2. Visualize the prize- It may sound silly, but it’s exactly what Olympians do. Before competing, coaches often urge athletes to imagine themselves on the podium ac-

cepting that precious gold medal. What’s your prize? Visualizing it, might get you one step closer to obtaining it. 3. Persevere- The hard reality is that no one did say it was going to be easy. If it was, everybody would do it. 4. Prayer- Finally, prayer is the glue that holds all the above together. The bible reminds me, “Don’t worry about anything; instead pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank Him for all He has done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:6-7 Is it time for you to make changes in your lifestyle, career, finances?

If you answered yes, stop waiting to “feel” motivated and start “choosing” to take steps toward your goals. Reach out (get involved), grab on (start visualizing the goal), hold on (persevere), and enjoy the ride (pray your way through!)

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AdvancePierre donates food AdvancePierre Foods and hundreds of its associates celebrated the company’s second annual Volunteer Day by donating time and food products to support local nonprofit food distribution and youth organizations. The volunteer activities, which included packaging items for child feeding programs, assisting with mobile food pantry distribution, organizing items at food pantry warehouses, and sprucing

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NKU political debate planned Community Recorder The Northern Kentucky University Alumni Association and Fidelity Investments Alumni Lecture, titled “Governing in America: Battle for the Presidency,” will feature Jon Huntsman and Bill Richardson, both of whom know firsthand what it is like to run for president and what implications the upcoming election will have for America. The event will be 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 18, in the James C. and Rachel M. Votruba Student Union ballroom. From 2004-09 Huntsman was governor of one of the most conservative states in the country, Utah. He has been to every Republican National Convention since he was a delegate for Ronald Regan in 1984, though he has announced he is skipping this year’s event. Huntsman served as a White House staff assistant for Reagan and later became deputy assistant secretary of commerce under George H.W. Bush. When he was named the U.S. ambassador to Singapore in 1992, he was the

youngest head of a U.S. diplomatic mission in 100 years. Twoterm New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson will lead the energy forum at September’s DNC Convention and is a spokesperRichardson son for the party in the media and at political functions. Before becoming governor, Richardson served as a U.S. congressman for15 years. He’s also served as the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations and secretary of the U.S. Department of Energy. The lecture is open to the public. Tickets can be purchased in advance at, at the door or call 859-5725486. Tickets cost $40 for the general public, $35 for Northern alumni/faculty/ staff and $10 for students.

Four legal things we need Ken Rechtin Talkin’ ‘Bout My Generation

I am not an attorney and don’t even play an attorney on television. I go by the adage that an attorney who represents himself has a fool for a client. So, to even think that I could play an attorney and represent myself in issues relating to my eventual death would be very foolish. I ran into retired State Rep. William “Bill” Donnermeyer last month. “Ken, there are four legal items that all of us should have as we get older,” Bill said. “You should have one of your columns about that.” I know that Bill told me what the four were; but, for the life of me, I didn’t remember. My excuse for that is: I am getting older. So like the “Who wants to be a Millionaire” TV show, Regis Philbin says that I can phone a friend. I did just that. I phoned a friend. That friend is James “Jim” Dressman. Jim indicated that there really are four legal items that we all need as we begin to approach the coming face to face with our


A financial power of attorney and a health care power of attorney are two important things we all need. PROVIDED

Maker. They are: » a will »a power of attorney (financial) »a Rechtin healthcare power of attorney (commonly known as a living will) » a trust The will, a.k.a. last will and testament, is the document that dictates how our assets, cash, real estate, household furnishings, pets and all other sundry items are to be distributed at our death. There is no legal requirement that a will be drawn up by a lawyer, although there are traps into which homemade wills can fall. The person who makes a will on his own is not available to explain it, or to correct any technical deficiency or error in expression, when it comes into effect on that person’s death, and so there is little room for mistake. Typical items included in a will are appointment of a guardian for minor children, appointment of an executor, and charitable bequests, to name a few. The financial power of attorney is the document that appoints a trust-

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creating long-term help for individuals with special needs to name a few. There are many types of trust which serve particular needs: life insurance trusts to avoid taxation of life insurance proceeds, dynasty trusts to skip a generation and charitable remainder trusts to give to named charities and avoid taxation on appreciated assets. A good charity to consider for this would be Senior Services of Northern Kentucky. Call me if you need help in designating us. OK, here comes my disclaimer: I present this column only to give a short primer on items needed as we approach our end. Neither Ken Rechtin nor James Dressman offer any legal advice in this column. There is a lot to consider in these end-of-life matters, so you should always consult legal counsel for help. Help in the preparation of this article was provided by James A. Dressman of Dressman Benzinger and LaVelle PSC. For further help, Jim can be reached at 859-426-2150 or at There is so much to this “getting old” thing that we need to talk about. If I don’t know the answer, I will learn along with you. If you find this article helpful and have suggestions about other topics, I would appreciate it if you will let me know. I can be reached at 859-292-7971, krechtin@seniorservices or SSNK, 1032 Madison Ave., Covington, Kentucky 41011. Ken Rechtin is the interim executive director of Senior Services of Northern Kentucky and a Campbell County Commissioner.

Kids program expands focus Community Recorder Attorney General Jack Conway and his Keep Kentucky Kids Safe partners announced the launch of a new initiative to warn Kentuckians about the dangers of prescription drug abuse and to remind the public of the importance of monitoring, securing and safely disposing of unneeded prescription pills. With the generosity of the National Association of Drug Diversion Investigators, a key partner in Conway’s Keep Kentucky Kids Safe program, and Lamar Outdoor Advertising, prescription drug abuse awareness billboards are going up across the Commonwealth. The non-medical use or abuse of prescription pills

is the fastest-growing drug problem in the United States, according to the Office of National Drug Control Policy. With controlledsubstance prescriptions on the rise in 118 of the state’s 120 counties, Kentucky is the fourth most medicated state in the country, according to Forbes Magazine. Last year, medical professionals in Kentucky prescribed 219 million doses of hydrocodone. That’s 50 doses for every man, woman and child in the commonwealth. Over the past decade, prescription drug overdose deaths have doubled, rising to nearly1,000 a year. More people in Kentucky are dying from overdoses than traffic accidents. In addition, Conway joined the governor, law enforcement and representatives from medical licensure boards to discuss the recent implementation of House Bill 1 and how it can save lives by cracking down on illegal pill mills and expansion of the Kentucky All Schedule Prescription Electronic Reporting system. For more information on Conway’s drug diversion efforts and the Keep Kentucky Kids Safe program, visit



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ALEXANDRIA — The Father Louis DeJaco Council 5220 of the Knights of Columbus is sending out a plea for people to help support the day of fun for people with special needs each September known as Opportunity Day. The event, entering its 31st year, is in need of donations of money or small gifts that can be put in bags for the participants, for this year’s event, said Chris Meyer, Grand Knight of council. The Knights of Columbus hold Opportunity Day each year on the grounds around a lake near Alexandria off South Licking Pike. Last year 125 participants spent the afternoon

and dental supplies that went into a gift bag each participant received when they arrive, he said. Opportunity Day continues to be a day where parents and guardians of people with special needs can have a day of fun and a break from their role as caregivers, Meyer said. “It gets them out for a day of fun with or without their families,” he said. Volunteers and donations are needed. For information about how to assist this year’s Opportunity Day call Chris Meyer at 859-9122192 or email For information about Opportunity Day visit the website Visit for more community news

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Local libraries offers September events Community Recorder The Campbell County Public Library will offer the following events at the Cold Spring, Newport and Fort Thomas branches in September:

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3920 Alexandria Pike; 859-781-6166 » Duct Tape Crafting: 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 4. Make a wallet, purse or an original design from decorated duct tape. Supplies provided. Ages 11 to 19. Registration required. » Backyard Natural History: Wildlife and Flowers in a Campbell County Garden: 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8. Take a visual tour through four seasons of color in a Campbell County garden with Maggie Whitson. Registration required. Adults. » One Book One Community - Kentucky Chautauqua Presentation: “Henry Clay - Kentucky’s Great

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Statesman”: 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 10. In conjunction with the 2012 One Book One Community series, enjoy a special Kentucky Chautauqua dramatic presentation featuring George McGee from Georgetown College. Registration required. Adults and teens. » Cold Spring Book Club: 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 11. Discuss this month’s selection, “South of Superior,” by Ellen Airgood. New members welcome. Adults. » Let’s Talk About It: “The Epic of Gilgamesh,” author unknown: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 11. The first presentation in the 2012 Danny Miller Memorial Let’s Talk About It fall lecture and discussion series is the 4,000 year old story of a king who goes on a journey to find immortality. Adults. » Cold Spring Book Club: 2 p.m Wednesday, Sept. 12. Discus this month’s selection, “South of Superior,” by Ellen Air-

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1000 Highland Ave.; 859572-5033 » Preschool Time -For Me, For You, For Later: 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 7. With the help of Elmo, you and your child will explore the meaning of making choices and develop an understanding of spending, sharing, and saving. Sponsored by the PNC Grow Up Great Initiative. Registration required. Ages 4 to 5. » Brown Bag Book Club: noon Monday, Sept. 10. Join this month’s discussion on the 2012 One Book One Community selection, “Writ of Mandamus,” by Rick Robinson. Adults. Snacks provided. » Build Your Own with Home Depot: 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 15. Home Depot is helping kids build cool projects. Registration required. Families. » Blacksmithing Demo:

noon Saturday, Sept. 15. Join iron-worker Marsha Nelson and her son Doug Meadows as they demonstrate the basic principles of blacksmithing and help participants make their own hand-crafted iron souvenir. Adults. » One Book One Community - Bloatarian Brewing League: Beer Styles: 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 18. Several characters in this year’s One Book selection, Writ of Mandamus, have a penchant for Guinness beer. Learn about this craft-style beer, as well as many others, from the Bloatarian Brewing League. Adults. » Bleach Pen T-Shirts: 4 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 20. Use stencils and bleach pens to create a cool, oneof-a-kind look and impress your friends with your original design. T-shirts and materials provided. Registration required. Ages 10 to 18. Snacks provided. » Spending, Sharing, and Saving Family Workshop: 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21. Pizza followed by a parent workshop on saving options, while children learn about spending, sharing and saving through activities and crafts. Each family will receive a Financial Basics Kit, including a free book. This is the second in a series of three Family Workshops by PNC’s Grow Up Great Family Initiative, partnered with United Way Success By 6. Registration required. Families with preschool-age children. » Little Redlegs: 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 22. Celebrate the great American pastime with your little sluggers. Read books, sing baseball songs and play baseball games. Registration required. Ages infant to 2 years. » Lego Lab: 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29. Enjoy handson science with The Drake Planetarium Lego Lab. Registration required. Families.


901 E. Sixth St.; 859-5725035 » St. Elizabeth Mobile Mammography: No Cost Screenings: 1 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 4. No out of pocket or co-pay expense thanks to a grant from Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Adult women 35 and over. Registration required. To schedule an appointment, call 859-655-7400. » Newport Book Club: 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 4. Dis-

cuss “The Illumination,” by Kevin Brockmeier. Adults. Snacks provided. » One Book One Community: Jim O’Lee Farm and Quarter Horses: 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8. Horses play a prominent role in this year’s One Book selection, Writ of Mandamus. Come to the library and hear Newport native, Eric Schulkers speak about Jim O’Lee Farm and Quarter Horses located just south of the Campbell County library branches in Peach Grove, Ky. Adults. » Wright Patterson Air Force Base Guest Lecture Video: 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 11. Join us as we view a video lecture from The National Museum of the United States Air Force and remember those who have served. » Friends Book Sale: 9 a.m. Thursday through Saturday, Sept. 13-15. Great selection of used books at incredible prices! Come to the Friends Book Sale on the lower level of the Newport Branch. Hours are 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Thursday, and 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Sales benefit Campbell County Public Library. » Saturday Story Zone: 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 15. The Children’s Department will transform into the Story Zone and attendees will enjoy some silly stories, puppets, and games. Ages 3 to 5. » Super Saturday: A Visit from Sunrock Farm: 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15. Chickens, goats and pigs, oh my! Farmer Frank will bring some barnyard friends. Registration required. Ages 6 to 11. » Preschool Time - For Me, For You, For Later: 10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 17. With the help of Elmo, you and your child will explore the meaning of making choices and develop an understanding of spending, sharing, and saving. Sponsored by the PNC Grow Up Great Initiative. Registration required. Ages 4 to 5. » Spending, Sharing, and Saving Family Workshop: 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept.19. Pizza followed by a Parent Workshop on saving options, while children learn about spending, sharing and saving through activities and crafts. Each family will receive a Financial Basics Kit, including a free book. This is the second in a series of three Family Workshops by PNC’s Grow Up Great Family Initiative, partnered with United Way Success By 6. Registration required. Families with preschool-age children. » Super Saturday: A Visit from Sunrock Farm: 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22. Chickens, goats and pigs, oh my! Farmer Frank will bring some barnyard friends. Registration required. All ages. » Coupon Exchange: 6 p.m. Monday, Sept. 24. Trade extra coupons with other local coupon-enthusiasts at the Library. Adults.

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Retirement plan tips A study conducted by the Employee Benefit Research Institute estimated that the average American worker will face a retirement savings shortfall of more than $47,000. How can you avoid a similar fate? Some factors that influence your retirement savings results, such as the types of investments available to you through your plan and the performance of the financial markets, can’t always be controlled. But there are some factors you can influence that can help keep your portfolio on track. Step 1: Stay invested. It’s not easy to see your account value decrease after a decline in the stock market, particularly after a steep, sudden drop of 10 percent or more. One one of the dangers of cashing out, however, is missing a potential market rebound. Trying to “time” the market is a strategy even the most seasoned financial professionals have difficulty master-

ing. It can also lead investors into the trap of “chasing Marcus A. gains;” Barone that is, moving COMMUNITY RECORDER GUEST your COLUMNIST money from one investment that’s lagging into another one that’s currently achieving better performance. Step 2: Regularly monitor your investment mix. One of the benefits of a diversified portfolio is balance. If one type of investment is experiencing losses, another type may be earning gains. Over time, these gains and losses may cause your asset allocation to skew away from your target mix. Or your tolerance for risk may evolve over time. Lifestyle changes can also necessitate a readjustment to your allocation. That’s why it’s important to monitor your mix and make adjustments when necessary.

Step 3: Increase your savings rate. Perhaps the most important way to help fund your future is to sock away as much as possible. Finding the extra money to invest can be tough — you’ve got plenty of expenses to worry about today without the added anxiety of worrying about tomorrow. Every dollar you can spare, however, can make a difference. Whether retirement is just around the corner or 30 to 40 years away, regularly setting money aside — particularly in a tax-deferred vehicle such as a 401(k) or taxexempt account like a Roth IRA — can often be the smartest move you can make. This is just the beginning to a happy retirement and plan for the future. Consult a licensed financial representative for more information. For more information on this subject, contact Woodmen of the World. Marcus A. Barone is a Woodmen of the World Financial Representative in Alexandria.

Registration open for classes My Nose Turns Red provides training and performance opportunities for more than 300 youth and sometimes adults each year in the art of the one-ring circus, circus skills and the theatrical clown. A full day of youth circus classes are offered

Saturdays for 24 weeks with culminating performance April 27-28, 2013, at the Aronoff Center. Classes meet Sept. 8 through Dec. 8 at Emanuel Community Center, 1308 Race St. Cincinnati. There will be no class Sept. 22, Oct. 13 and Nov. 24.

New students’ parents should call 859-581-7100 for a phone interview about the student’s skill level and performance experience. Classes meet noon to 4 p.m. For ages 8 through 20. Cost is $670 for 24 weeks, fall semester costs $335 or $270 with sibling discount.

SUMMER FESTIVALS SEPTEMBER 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 1, Rabbit Hash General Store, 10021 Lower River Road, Rabbit Hash. Live music, food and family fun. Free.

ton. Northern Kentucky wine tasting 7-8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, live music, food court with local restaurants, games, silent auction, raffle prizes. Grand raffle prize will be $10,000 or two year lease on Chevy Cruze. Proceeds benefit the high school. 859 431-1335.

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5-11:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 7, noon-11:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8, noon-9 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 9, MainStrasse Village, Main Street, Covington. Mix of German and international foods, music and arts and crafts. Kinderplatz area with rides for children. Through Sept. 9. Presented by MainStrasse Village Association. Free. 859-491-0458;

Old Timer’s Day Festival, Sept. 1

St. Cecilia’s Labor Day Festival, Sept. 1-3 6 p.m.-midnight Saturday, Sept. 1; 4 p.m.-midnight Sunday, Sept. 2; and 1-9 p.m. Monday, Sept. 3, St. Cecilia Church, 5313 Madison Pike, Independence. Featuring music from Bad Company, The Rusty Griswolds, and The Van Dell’s.

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

Holy Cross High School Indian Summer Festival, Sept. 7-8 6-11 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Sept. 7-8, Holy Cross High School, 3617 Church St., Coving-

for children, and musical entertainment. Presented by city of Walton.

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

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

Art off Pike, Sept. 30 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 30, Pike and Seventh streets., Covington. Artists will exhibit and sell their work.

Art in the Park, Sept. 8 Art in the Park: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8, Bellevue Beach Park Ward Avenue and Frank Benke Way. Art and crafts show and sell, live music, taste of Bellevue, hands-on art for kids, Circus Mojo. Free. 859-431-8866.

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

Old Fashion Day, Sept. 8 Old Fashion Day: 11 a.m to 10 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 28, Walton. Parade, craft and food vendors, petting zoo, inflatables, games

BUSINESS UPDATE Kuhnheim promoted

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areas of education, income, and health. The loaned executives came on board in late July and work as extensions of United Way staff, working with volunteers and employee campaign coordinators to establish and run workplace campaigns, develop campaign strategies and broaden the base of community giving. Streit is with Western and Southern Financial Group

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Arrest/citations Anthony D. Dezarn, 42, 1205 Main St., warrant at Fairground Road and East Main Street, June 21. Timothy W. Newkirk, 29, 233 Old Lair Road, warrant at 6801 Alexandria Pike, June 22. Christina D. Turner, 19, 737 Isabella St., theft by unlawful taking or shoplifting at 6711 Alexandria Pike, June 24. Larry E. Stewart, 60, 8255 Tollgate Road Unit 13, alcohol intoxication in a public place first and second offense at 8255 Tollgate Road, June 25. Cody J. Stewart, 19, 505 Brookwood Drive, alcohol intoxication in a public place - first and

Incidents/investigations First degree assault domestic violence, third degree terroristic threatening, first degree unlawful imprisonment Reported at at East Main Street, June 22. First degree burglary Report of back door busted in to restaurant and computer equipment and chair taken at 8031 Alexandria Pike, June 18. First degree burglary, first degree criminal mischief Report of back door busted in to restaurant and computer equipment and chair taken at 8031 Alexandria Pike, June 18.

Fraudulent use of credit card under $500 Report of purchases made with another person's credit card at 8031 Alexandria Pike, June 8. Report of unauthorized use of bank card to purchase items at 6711 Alexandria Pike, July 4. Second degree criminal mischief Report of unknown vehicle struck building and left scene at 7517 Alexandria Pike, June 14. Theft by deception including cold checks Woman Reported money scam at 55 Arrowhead Drive, June 23. Theft by unlawful taking Report of laptop computer taken from secured vehicle at 1146 Summerlake Drive, June

16. Report of tools taken from truck at 8034 Riley Road, June 28. Theft by unlawful takingAuto Report of vehicle loaned not returned at 8347 Riley Road, June 20. Theft by unlawful taking gasoline Report of gas drive-off without paying at 9242 Alexandria Pike, June 27. Theft by unlawful taking or shoplifting Report of female took items without paying at 9809 Alexandria Pike, June 18. Report of generator taken without paying at 6711 Alexandria Pike, June 10. Report of merchandise taken

ABOUT POLICE REPORTS The Community Recorder publishes the names of all adults charged with offenses. The information is a matter of public record and does not imply guilt or innocence. without paying at 9809 Alexandria Pike, June 8. Report of phone case taken without paying at 6925 Alexandria Pike, June 4. Report of toy ring taken without paying at 9274 Alexandria Pike, June 1.

Report of woman put steaks in purse and took them without paying at 7109 Alexandria Pike, June 11. Theft of controlled substance Report of prescription medication taken at 121 Greenup St., June 18. Third degree burglary Report of circular saw taken from garage at 600 Brentwood Lane, June 28. Third degree criminal mischief Report of mail box "baseball batted" and destroyed at 7758 Riley Road, June 14. Violating grave Report of picture on grave memorial cut from display and angel damaged at 7 Spillman Drive, July 1.

DEATHS Betty Cady Betty J. Cady, 86, of Cold Spring, died Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2012, at her residence. She was a retired tax examiner for Internal Revenue Service in Covington, former volunteer at St. Elizabeth Fort Thomas and a former ambassador at the Greater Cincinnati Airport. Her husband, John Cady, died previously. Survivors include her sons, Jack Cady and Mike Cady; daughters, Linda Goetz, Sharon Hartig and Sue Rawe; sister, Vivian Lubrecht; brother, William Frohlic Jr.; 13 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Interment was at St. Joseph Cemetery in Cold Spring. Memorials: St. Elizabeth Hospice, 483 South Loop Road, Edgewood, KY 41017.

Obituary: J.V. Goebel J.V. Goebel, 93, of Mentor, died Aug. 9, 2012, at the Continental Manor in Blanchester, Ohio. He was retired clerk for the C&O Railroad in Silver Grove, an Army veteran of World War II, member Mentor Baptist Church in Mentor and a supporter of

the Salvation Army. His first wife, Celeste Goebel and daughter, Bonnie Backer, died previously. Survivors include his wife, Mary Linda Goebel; son, the Rev. James G. Goebel; sister, Iola Moore; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Interment was at Grandview Cemetery in Mentor. Memorials: Mentor Baptist Church, 3724 Smith Road, Mentor, KY 41007 or Salvation Army, 1806 Scott Blvd., Covington, KY 41014.

Georgia Greis Georgia Ann Greis, 69, of Cold Spring, died Aug. 14, 2012, at the Providence Pavilion in Covington. Her husband Richard, died previously. Survivors include her sons, Michael, Richard, and Justin Greis; sisters, Karen Clark and Sharon Clark; and two grandchildren. Memorials: Autism Society of Greater Cincinnati, Attn: Annual Fund, P.O. Box 43027, Cincinnati, OH 45243-0027.

Shawn Hooper Shawn Lawrence Hooper, 28, of Bellevue, died Aug. 12, 2012, at his residence. He was a union roofer for Roofer’s Local No. 42 in Cincinnati. Survivors include his father, John F. Hopper of Covington; mother, Cathy Roberts Iles of Independence; son, Kayden Crowell of Covington; daughter, Serena Kiser of Florence; surrogate parents, Gary and Hope Day of Bellevue; brothers John A. Hopper of Florence, Joseph Hopper, Devin Hopper and Thomas Anness, all of Covington, and Tony McLean and Brandon Morris, both of Bellevue; sisters, Julie Hopper, Amber Hopper and Frances Morris, all of Bellevue, and Mellissa Brown of Covington; and paternal grandmother, Barbara Hopper of Florence. Interment was at Floral Hills Memorial Gardens in Taylor Mill.

Norma Leisring Norma J. Leisring, 81, of Dayton, died Aug. 15, 2012, at her residence. She was a homemaker and was voted the “Friendliest Lady

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ABOUT OBITUARIES Basic obituary information and a color photograph of your loved one is published without charge by The Community Press. Please call us at 283-0404 for more information. To publish a larger memorial tribute, call 513-242-4000 for pricing details. For the most up-to-date Northern Kentucky obituaries, click on the “Obituaries” link at

Dawn Mays Dawn M. Mays, 24, of Southgate, formerly of Dayton, died Aug. 10, 2012, at University Hospital in Cincinnati. She was a student at Northern Kentucky University. Survivors include her daughter, Kyra; fiance, Donald Dillion; mother, Teresa Mays; father, Terry Mays; another father, Herb Bishop; sister, Michelle Messer; brother, Terry Mays, Jr.; and grandmother, Helen Messer. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery in Southgate.

William Schneider William G. Schneider, 89, of Highland Heights, died Saturday, Aug. 11 at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. He spent 40 years in the candy and ice cream business, with shops in Bellevue and Latonia and was a member of St. Joseph Church in Cold Spring. His wife, Murilius Schneider, died previously.

Survivors include his daughters, Kathy Purcell of Union and Linda Schuerman of St. Petersburg, Fla; sons, William G. Schneider Jr. of Villa Hills and Richard N. Schneider of Anderson; 10 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren. Entombment was in St. Stephen Cemetery Mausoleum in Fort Thomas.

Grayson Shepherd Grayson Shepherd, 4, of Fort Thomas, died Aug. 8, 2012 at Children’s Hospital Medical Center in Cincinnati. He enjoyed everything Disney. Survivors include his parents, Bryan and Trisha Shepherd; brother, Braydon Shepherd;



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Joy Smith Joy F. Smith, 89, of Alexandria, died Aug. 10, 2012, at the River Valley Nursing Home in Butler, Ky. She was former owner and operator of Phil & Joy’s Grocery in Grant’s Lick, Ky., and a member of the Fairlane Baptist Church. Her husband, Philip Smith, died previously. Survivors include her sons, Jerry Smith and Jeff Smith, and three grandchildren. Interment was at Oakland Cemetery in Grant’s Lick, Ky. Memorials: Fairlane Baptist Church, 12898 Herringer Road, Alexandria, KY 41001.

John Stratton John Howard Stratton, 92, of Wilder, died Aug. 12, 2012, at St. Elizabeth Fort Thomas. He was a steel worker for Interlake Steel, enjoyed golf and was a member of the United Steel Workers Local 1870. His brothers and sisters died previously. Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Stratton; daughter Jane Rapp of Wilder; son Barrett Stratton; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Burial was Alexandria Cemetery. Memorials: Northern Kentucky Golf Association, 6880 Glenn Arbor Dr., Florence, KY 41042 or Hospice Care of St. Elizabeth Healthcare, 483 South Loop Dr., Edgewood, Ky 41017.

Bill Sturgeon Bill Sturgeon, 69, of Alexandria died Aug. 10, 2012 at St. Elizabeth Fort Thomas. He was a retired iron worker with Local No. 44, serving for 40 years, a Army veteran of the Korean War, a horseman with River Downs and Turfway Park, and volunteered with Speak Up For Horses Organization. A daughter, Cindy Fields and a grandchild died previously. Survivors include his daughters, Lori Lucas, Dina Carnes, Kristina Sturgeon, Cathy Rider, and Rhonda Arlinghaus; sons, Billy Sturgeon II, Jeff Shields and Joe Hannon; brothers, Bobby Sturgeon and Charlie Sturgeon; 19 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. Memorials: Speak Up for Horses, P.O. Box 434, Falmouth, Ky 41040 or

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William H. Wildeboer Jr., 56, of Woodlawn, died July 15, 2012, in Carrolton, Ky. He was a general manager of aviation with Lunken Airport in Cincinnati. His father, William H. Wildeboer Sr. and sister, Cheryl Gilbert, died previously. Survivors include his wife, Mary Fuller Wildeboer; daughter Randee Wildeboer of Woodlawn; sons, Jody and Jesse Wildeboer, both of Woodlawn; mother, Evelyn Wildeboer of Newport; brothers, Greg Wildeboer of Alexandria, Mike Wildeboer of Cold Spring, Rick Wildeboer of Alexandria, Don Wildeboer of Independence and Dennis Wildeboer of Pike County, Ky.