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Kyle Dulaghan, left, of California, and Logan Schneider of Alexandria, both freshman football players for Campbell County High School, paint the bottom of a goal post at the football field in Alexandria Saturday, Aug. 21 during the seventh annual “Pride Inside” volunteer cleanup of the stadium.

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Dems open headquarters

The Campbell County Democratic Party is opening a headquarters at 644 Monmouth St. in Newport. The building, donated to the party, will open in the next couple weeks and stay open through the November elections. For more information about the location and when it will be open, visit www.thecampbell or search for The Campbell County Democratic Party on NEWS, A2

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Date set for county seat case appeal By Chris Mayhew

The Kentucky Court of Appeals is set to hear arguments in a case that seeks to define whether three county-supported government offices headquartered in Newport need to be in Alexandria instead. A circuit court judge issued a ruling in the case of Timothy Nolan vs. Campbell County Fiscal Court in May 2009. The judge’s ruling was that Alexandria is the only county seat. However, the ruling also stated that offices of the county sheriff, property valuation administrator and county clerk already in Newport could stay there. The offices, which had previously been located in the Newport courthouse, were moved to the county’s new administration building on Monmouth Street in Newport that opened in November 2009. Both the Fiscal Court and Nolan have filed appeals in the case that will culminate when arguments begin at The Kentucky Court of Appeals in Frankfort at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 2. In 2008 a bill that passed the state legislature transferred the responsibility for providing the offices for the PVA, county clerk and sheriff from the Campbell County Courthouse Commission to the Fiscal Court. Those three offices should have







been moved to Alexandria then by the Fiscal Court and not to the new county building in Newport, Nolan said. “I’m not challenging their right to build that building,” he said. Nolan said part of why he is appealing is that the circuit court judge only declared Alexandria the county seat, and he wants the appeals court to weigh in on the issue of what offices have to be in the county seat. “So, we need them to take up the issue of Alexandria, and tell us what must be in Alexandria,” he said. Nolan said there is a surveyed boundary for the county courthouse “square,” and although the county clerk does have an office in Alexandria – that it’s not in that zone since being moved to old Alexandria city building. “I think these three offices not only must be in Alexandria, but in the courthouse building,” Nolan said. According to the Fiscal Court’s motion to appeal, the county is seeking to argue the case because there are legal issues involved in the case with “the potential to affect other counties in the Commonwealth that may find themselves, now or in the future, better able to serve the public by providing services in parts of their respective jurisdictions that are outside of their county seats.” The rest of the appeal repeats



arguments made in the previous case that there is no requirement that any county offices be housed in the courthouse on Main Street in Alexandria, and that the PVA, clerk and sheriff are entitled to remain in Newport. “It’s essentially the same arguments that we made before the trial court,” said Jeff Mando, who is representing the county, and is an attorney with Adams, Stepner, Woltermann & Dusing in Covington. Campbell County Judge-executive Steve Pendery said the arguments are spelled out in the documents being presented to the court and declined to comment except about what he hopes is the outcome. “Of course we want to win,” Pendery said.

Nicholas J. Wilson has resigned as a constable in Campbell County and also withdrawn from the November election. Wilson’s Wednesday, Aug. 18 resignation was a week after a civil lawsuit was filed in Campbell Circuit Court Aug. 11 alleging welfare fraud and that he lived outside of his district. Wilson declined to comment. The civil lawsuit, filed by Christine M. Grome of Southgate, sought the removal of Wilson from the Nov. 2 general election ballot. The suit alleged that Wilson lived in Alexandria instead of the Newport address he listed on the paperwork he filed with the county clerk when declaring his candidacy for re-election as the District 3 constable. Wilson, a Democrat, was being challenged in the November election by Republican District 3 constable candidate Cameron Tracy Alexander of Newport. Alexander is now unopposed in the November election except for any writein candidate. Brandon Voelker, Grome’s attorney, said he wants to make sure it doesn’t take something like a judge’s order to enable a Democratic candidate besides Wilson to be placed on the ballot. Voelker said he’d be happy if the office of Commonwealth Attorney Michelle Snodgrass will take up the issue of the allegations that Wilson committed welfare fraud. “Any information that would relate to a felony charge has been presented to the appropriate authorities for a full investigation,” Snodgrass said. “If there is evidence that a felony has been committed, absolutely we will pursue charges.” Campbell County Administrator Robert Horine said Wilson submitted his resignation in writing, effective immediately, to Judgeexecutive Steve Pendery Aug. 18. “When there is a vacancy in the position of constable the judgeexecutive has the opportunity to appoint someone to fill the vacancy,” Horine said. “Judge Pendery is considering what to do, if anything.”

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The Campbell County Democratic Party is opening a headquarters at 644 Monmouth Street in Newport. The building, donated to the party, will open in the next couple weeks and stay open through the November elections. “We thought having this physical presence was really important,” said Sue Orth, the party chair. “This is an important election season, and we want people to have a place they can come to get literature and ask questions.” AMANDA JOERING ALLEY/STAFF

The Campbell County Democratic Party will soon open their headquarters at 644 Monmouth St. Orth said she also hopes to hold some candidate nights, where constituents can come meet those people running for office. Donna Hoffman, a candidate for magistrate in District 2, is one of many people who are helping get the headquarters up and running, because she said she

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Smoke ban draft shared, but no action By Chris Mayhew

Campbell County Fiscal Court Commissioners have now seen a draft of a comprehensive smoking ban ordinance, but it’s still preliminary and one of many options the county has available. A copy of one version of a draft ordinance was shared with the commissioners Friday, Aug. 13. Campbell County Judge-executive Steve Pendery said at the Aug. 18 Fiscal Court meeting there isn’t any smoking legislation to talk about at the moment, and the county doesn’t have any final draft that people can look at and

review. Pendery said there is no timeline for when there will be a proposed ordinance the public can comment on and review, when answering questions from residents at the meeting. Commissioners Dave Otto and Mark Hayden both said at the meeting until now they hadn’t seen any kind of draft ordinance for a smoking ban. Campbell County Administrator Robert Horine said he was directed by Pendery to circulate a copy of an April 29 draft ordinance to the commissioners that the public had gotten a hold of so the commissioners could see what their

constituents were asking about in e-mails and phone calls. Horine said he also sent commissioners an updated copy of the April 29 draft. The April 29 draft was produced by staff of the Fiscal Court in Boone, Kenton and Campbell counties because all three counties were still involved in discussing the issue at that time, he said. Boone County has officially dropped out of talks of approving smoking legislation. Horine said the April 29 draft ordinance was sent to Campbell County’s commissioners with an “information only” heading. “We didn’t say review this and

let us know what you think,” he said. Plus, the smoking ban draft ordinance shared with the commissioners is one of many variations on file that staff has created over the last two years, Horine said. Despite the commissioners seeing a copy of one possible ordinance, it doesn’t mean that’s “the ordinance,” he said. “Judge Pendery has not made any recommendation,” Horine said. “He (Pendery) has not made any proposal, he has just said give them the information.” Horine declined to discuss the differences in the different ver-

County aiming to set lower tax rate By Chris Mayhew

Despite advertising a property tax rate for 2011 with a 4-percent revenue growth, Campbell County Fiscal Court officials say they’re willing to take less. The county has advertised a rate of 13.3 cents per $100 of assessed property value that would generate 4 percent more revenue than in 2010, the maximum allowable under state law. The Fiscal Court will have a second reading and set the tax rate at the 4 p.m. Sept. 1 meeting in Alexandria. Campbell County Judge-executive Steve Pendery said, before an Aug. 18 public hearing on the tax rate, that although the county has proposed the maximum rate, it doesn’t mean the county will take it. “I don’t think there’s sentiment on anybody’s part to take the 4 percent

this year,” Pendery said. Kenton and Boone counties have both kept their property tax rates the same rate in 2011 as they were for 2010. If the county keeps its rate at the same 12.4 cents per $100 of assessed property value the county will take in about $6.472 million, said Jim Seibert, fiscal director for the county. To make the same amount of money as last year, about 6.816 million, the compensating rate would be 12.8 cents per $100 of assessed property value, Seibert said. If the county took the full 13.3 cents per $100 of assessed property value the amount of revenue collected would be about $7.082 million, he said. People commenting at the Aug. 18 public hearing asked the county to either keep the tax rate the same or even make it less than last year’s rate.

Tim Nolan of California said he thinks the county’s budget needs about a 20-percent decrease and asked the county to review how much it’s sending to fund the Transit Authority of Northern Kentucky and study consolidating the county sheriff and county police department. Pendery said the county’s contribution to TANK hasn’t been increased in three years, and the county’s budget has gone down from $39 million from last year to $32 million this year. JR Roth of Cold Spring said he wanted to know what rate the county intended to take before commenting. “How can we comment if we don’t know what you intend to do?” Roth said. Roth said he thinks the Fiscal Court should do what everyone else in the country has had to do, and take a decrease.

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for all alumni and former parishioners at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 18, at the church, 1402 Mary Ingles Way. The celebration will begin will Mass, followed by school tours, dinner, entertainment and dancing in the Parish Center. The cost is $20 per person in advance. Check can be made payable to St. Philip Church and should be sent to 1402 Mary Ingles Way, Melbourne, KY 41059. Reservations must be received by Sept. 5. For more information call 859-635-0559 or 859-4416132, or visit

The Campbell County Police Department has identified the driver killed in a single vehicle roll-over crash early Wednesday morning in the area of 9800 Flagg Springs Pike as 21-year-old Daniel Mattingly, of California. Police responded to the single vehicle crash in the California area near the intersection of Ky. 10 (Flagg Springs Pike) and Ky. 1996 at 3:15 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 18. Officers found Mattingly, the only occupant in a 1998 GMC pickup truck, dead, according to a news release from police. Police believe the vehicle rolled over several times and speed and alcohol are factors.

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The Fort Thomas Business Association will hold their regular meeting from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 23, at The Community Center mess hall, in Tower Park. The meeting will include a candidate forum for upcoming Campbell County elections. Candidates from the following races will be present: 24th District Senate, Campbell County Family Court, Campbell County Judge Executive, Campbell County Commissioner, Campbell County Attorney, and Campbell County Jailer. Pat Crowley will moderate. For more information go to

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A Bluegrass concert at Campbell County High School, 909 Camel Crossing, Alexandria, at 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 28 will raise money for the school’s “Band of Pride” scholarship fund. Steve Bonafel & One Iota, a Melbourne-based band, will perform with special guest Melissa Conway. Tickets will be available at the door for $10. Children age 10 and younger get in for free.


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Tiny enrollment hailed as school asset

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The head teacher at St. Joseph School in Camp Springs didn’t need a microphone to address all of the students on the first day of school Wednesday, Aug. 18. All 39 students, the paid staff of five teachers including head teacher and principal Ron Christensen, and a half dozen cameratoting parents met inside the basement cafeteria of the Catholic school for a first day prayer, Pledge of Allegiance and greeting ceremony. The school, founded in 1851, is situated atop a hill along with the parish church and commands a view of the surrounding rolling hills covered in forests and farm fields. Christensen, who is officially the principal, said he prefers to be known as the head teacher because most of his time is spent teaching math, science and social studies to students in the upper grades of the K-8 school. He introduced the nine new students at the school by name and read what he called a “student’s prayer” aloud. “Help me to finish my homework on time” and “Help me to be kind to everyone at school

and to treat them as I would want to be treated” were among the sayings Christensen read to the students. Christensen told the students he wanted to emphasize doing the right thing in all aspects of life this year including taking action if they see any bullying. “If you see a person picking on another person, approach them in a nice way, and say ‘We don’t do that here,’” he said. In his sixth year teaching at St. Joseph, Christensen previously spent 35 years teaching in public schools. Except for new students, Christensen said he knows who his students are at the start of each year including their full names and their strengths and weaknesses. “I think our advantage is that the teachers know the students real well,” he said. At St. Joseph there’s a spirit of helping each other that doesn’t always exist in other schools as older students help and stop kindergartners tie their shoes, Christensen said. “You see an eighth-grader walking in the front door with a kindergartner holding their hand,” he said. “You just don’t see that anywhere else.” Christensen said when other


Jill Lloyd, left, snaps a photo of her 5-year-old daughter Olivia upon arrival in the morning of Wednesday, Aug. 18 at St. Joseph School in Camp Springs for Olivia’s first day of school ever. Jill is also a teacher of third and fourth grade at the school.


Parents take photos and students criss-cross the room to find a seat next to a friend before the start of the first day of classes at St. Joseph School in Camp Springs Aug. 18. At left are Taylor Young, a sixth-grader, and Taylor’s mother Holli Young, who is taking photos and is the Parent Teacher Club president. From left, standing next to the table is third-grader Delilah Haas, and seated from left to right are third-grader Rachel Enzweiler, fourthgrader Hope Floyd and fifth-grader Madison Gillespie. educators outside of the parish ask him how the school gets by with so few students he points to the community members who donate their time and efforts with everything from donated maintenance work to fundraisers of all types. “The parish, they really back the school, and I think that’s why the fish fries are as big as they are here,” he said. Jeff and Toni Prodoehl were two of the parents Christensen credited for helping the school. Starting last year, snacks have been brought daily by Toni Prodoehl and the money raised from selling them to students and others is being used to fund an eighth-grade trip, he said. Toni said her husband Jeff is a graduate of St. Joseph and they have two children, fraternal twins Madison and Noah, in the eighth grade this year. Jeff, who owns

his own company, has donated his and his one employee’s time over the years helping with maintenance work including painting inside and installing new doors to meet safety standards this summer, Toni said. The Prodoehl’s aren’t the only family donating their time and skills, she said. Others helping out include electricians, general contractors and a host of other people in the parish, many of whom don’t even have children in the school anymore, she said. “It’s not just us, you can ask anyone for something and they’ll do it,” Toni said. Toni said she and her husband will continue to help the school even after their children graduate the school this year. “We don’t just want it to be just for our kids to get through,” she said. Lisa Roetting of Alexandria, a

teacher at the school, said many of the children attending the school actually live in Alexandria, and their parents come seeking the personal experience a smallschool can offer their children. Roetting said graduated eighth grade from St. Joseph in 1981 when there were 120 students in the school. Now she has an eighth-grader and a fifth-grader at the school, and three children who have gone on to high school and college. Roetting said she was adamant when she married her husband from Ohio that they live in Campbell County and send their children to St. Joseph. “Everybody’s so close and everybody takes care of each other,” Roetting said. “And it’s just small classes and everybody gets what they need, and it’s the ideal atmosphere.”

Students ‘Rock and Roll’ at Crossroads By Chris Mayhew

Students at Crossroads Elementary School are being given the message to Rock n’ Roll when it comes to learning and studying up this year. The Cold Spring school’s gym turned into a dance floor Friday, Aug. 20, for a kickoff assembly for this school year’s “Rockin’ and Rollin’ to Proficiency” theme. The goal is to have all students at proficiency level or better on the Kentucky Core Content Testing in the spring of 2011. Students dressed in tie-dye shirts and neon 80s-style clothing danced with teachers and Principal Kim Visse to songs including Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” at the start of the assembly as students filed in to their seats. The dancing was followed by a pep talk about goals, rules and staying focused and motivated in their studies. Fifth-grade students Ryan Hernandez of Wilder and Ethan Sketch of Cold Spring were leading their classmates in a “Moon Walk” across the gym floor during the song “Thriller.” Hernandez said Michael Jackson and 1980s music are his favorites, and he practices his dance moves with friends at home. Hernandez wore a pair of “Shutter Shades” sunglasses popular in the 1980s and a bright neon shirt to the assembly. “My mom told me that the 80s were full of lots of colors,” Her-


Fifth-graders at Crossroads Elementary School in Cold Spring dance to The Village People song Y.M.C.A. during the school’s “Rockin’ and Rollin’ to Proficiency” kickoff assembly for the year’s theme Friday, Aug. 20. From left are Erin Gillespie, Delia Crossman, Savannah Daley and Emily Broad, all of Cold Spring.

School making progress

Crossroads Elementary School in Cold Spring was opened in 2007. Students at the school hit enough goals under the federal No Child Left Behind Act to meet Adequate Yearly Progress for the first time in 2009. According to the Kentucky Department of Education, 131 of the 241 students taking the Kentucky Core Content Testing (on which NCLB results are based) at Crossroads in 2009 were on free or reduced lunch programs – an economic indicator. The goal not met in 2009 was in math for students with disabilities. Principal Kim Visse said she can’t wait for the 2010 test results to be announced this fall. Many of the school’s struggling students who have struggled in some subjects have made a couple of grades worth of growth in recent years, Visse said. “We’ve made great strides,” she said. nandez said about what inspired his outfit. Paying homage to Rock n’ Roll music of decades past, displays throughout the school will be up all year and include a glass case

full of vintage album covers and records ranging from the Beatles to Leif Garrett. Starting with the first trimester, there will be a 1950s theme with an after school sock hop sched-


Ryan Hernandez of Wilder, a fifth-grader at Crossroads Elementary School in Cold spring, dances to Michael Jackson’s song “Thriller” Friday, Aug. 20, at the start of the school’s “Rockin’ and Rollin’ to Proficiency” kickoff assembly for the year’s theme for making learning fun. uled, Visse said. “We’re going to have a great school year, so we want you to Rock n’ Roll and do your best, and learn as much as you can,” Visse said to students at the assembly. The point of the Rock n’ Roll theme is to create a cultural experience that is fun for teachers and students to immerse themselves in. “If they’re excited to be here, and we’re excited to be here, it makes it easier to learn,” Visse

said. MM Burkhardt, a music teacher at Crossroads, said she’s already using the song “Rock Around The Clock” in the Champs behavioral program she teaches. When students do something well, Burkhardt said she moves the hands around the clock and the students get to pick an activity from dancing to limbo to take a break with. “I call it five minutes of fun,” Burkhardt said.


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NKU’s largest grant to help nursing program The Northern Kentucky University College of Health Professions announced that it has received its largest grant to date – a $717,600 Health Resources and Services Administration grant administered through the Bureau of Health Profes-

sions. The grant, which is effective through June of 2013, will be used for the revision and expansion of NKU’s Nurse Executive Leadership (NEL) program. The NEL program was originally established as the

Nurse Administration Program in 1992. The program adds additional learning experiences that are necessary for leading complex health care organizations. The grant will allow NKU to revise of the program to include an Excel boot camp, increased cultural and rural

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Northern Kentucky University announced that it has received the honor of being listed in the 2011 Guide to Military Friendly Schools. The guide, published by G.I. Jobs magazine, will be released in September. This honor recognizes NKU as being in the top 15 percent of all colleges and trade schools in America in terms of giving military personnel and veterans the highest value and a warm campus welcome. Student veterans at NKU connect through their student veteran organization, Veterans for Education and Transition Support (VETS), which is an official chapter of the national Student Veterans of America. VETS will be led this school year by William Schwartz, senior and secondary education major. According to Dave Merriss, chairman of the Veteran Advocacy Committee and faculty advisor to VETS, not every university has a student veteran organization. NKU’s active and recognized student organization was an important factor in the selection of the university as “Military Friendly” by G.I. Jobs. NKU has more than 400 student veterans currently taking advantage of benefits at NKU. “It is generally felt by all, and especially the members of the Veteran Advocacy Committee, that we at NKU owe a debt to veterans that can be repaid by developing and encouraging services for veterans that facilitate the education and completion of our degree programs,” Merriss said. “We want veterans to enroll at NKU and we want them to succeed because we know they bring a maturity and

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Here is a look at local girls’ soccer teams this season, most information taken from coach questionnaires: Bellevue went 4-16-1 last year and returns Brad Gough as head coach for a second season. Megan Arnzen, Brittany Bohn, Leah Diodato, Katie Curry, Kaylynn Dill, Lauren Riehl, Nicole Roenker, Briana Taylor, Katie Ball, and Maddie Martin. The top newcomer is Kendal Tallon. Arnzen is in line to be Bellevue’s first college soccer recruit. Bishop Brossart welcomes a new head coach in Terry Bray, who takes over a Mustang team that went 7-8-3 last year. Bray led Holy Cross to the state final in 2003. He welcomes back two returning starters in senior defender Nicole Ridder and junior midfielder Maria Silbersack. Top newcomers are sophomore striker Amanda Hasl, sophomore midfielder Rachel Hartig, freshman striker Abby Stadtmiller, and sophomore midfielder Sarah Klump. Bray said the team has

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little varsity experience and will improve as the season progresses. Campbell County went 11-3-3 last year, and returns Dave Morris for his fourth season as head coach. The Camels return nine starters in Kaitlin Bryan, Carolynn Dreyer, Anna Carrigan, Sarah Carroll, Julie Ampfer, Christina Heilman, Lynsey Lapre, Megan Rauch, and Taylor Robinson. Top newcomers are Shelby Davis, Kristen Rice and Jessica Garza. The Camels allowed just eight goals all year and only lost to rivals Newport Central Catholic and Highlands. Robinson moves to sweeper to replace Anne Marie Dumaine, the all-state player who signed with Xavier University. Bryan was the team’s top scorer last year and leads a fast, explosive offense. Bryan has four goals already this year. Dayton welcomes a new


Newport Central Catholic sophomore Courtney Hagedorn (left) and Dixie Heights freshman Kaelin Shay contest the ball during NCC’s 6-0 win at Dixie Heights Aug. 19.


head coach in Melissa Hawkins. The Greendevils went 5-7 last year. Returning starters are Rachael Ackerson, Nikita Williams, Shawnda Davidson, Shelly Centers, Debra White, and Angela Taylor. Top newcomers are Nicole Schowalter and Heather Schowalter. “It will be a challenging year as we lost six seniors last year and are rebuilding,” Hawkins said. “However, I have high expectations for our girls and we expect to be competitive in our division.” Highlands is 2-2 so far this under head coach Tommy Kearns. Returning seniors are Sydney Groneck, Ashley Collinsworth, Alli Diehl, Caitlin Pendery, MacKenzie Cole, MacKenzie Grause, Caroline Newman and Jordan Earlywine. Highlands hosts Lexington Catholic Aug. 26 and goes to Notre Dame Aug. 28. Newport Central Catholic went 10-5-3 last year under Kevin Turnick, who returns for his 12th season as head coach. Top returning players are senior goalkeeper Madison Freeman, junior midfielder Aubrey Muench, senior forward Olivia Huber, sophomore forward Christina Seibert, senior defender Kelsey Johnson, sophomore defender Courtney Hagedorn and senior midfielder Morgan Dubuc. Freeman was third team all-region last year with six shutouts. Muench was second team all-region and had seven goals and four assists last year. Huber is the top returning scorer on the team with 12 goals and six assists. Seibert had four goals and six assists a year ago. Dubuc is a third-year starter. Top newcomers are freshman forward Samantha Bunzel and sophomore defender Emily Weyer. NewCath returns two of its top three scorers and three of its defenders. “Team speed will be an advantage for us and we will take advantage of our track athletes,” Turnick said. “The key to success will be the development of the depth on our rosters.”

BRIEFLY This week at NCC

• Newport Central Catholic boys’ soccer team beat Western Hills 3-0, Aug. 17. NCC’s Austin Juniet scored two goals and Evan Nieses scored one. Troy Kremer and Grosser were NCC’s goalies. • In volleyball, NCC beat Lloyd 25-5, 25-18, Aug. 17. • In boys’ golf, NCC beat Campbell County 162-177, Aug. 18. NCC’s Drew McDonald medaled after shooting 4 over par 39 on the front nine at A.J. Jolly.

This week at Campbell County

• Campbell County girls’ golfers beat Bishop Brossart 246-266, Aug. 17. Campbell’s Kara McCord shot a 55 on the front nine at Hickory Sticks. • In boys’ golf, Brossart lost to Highlands 166-180, Aug. 18.

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Brossart senior Dylan Dierig (left) battles with Conner sophomore Stephen Dunaway for the ball during Brossart’s 5-1 win over Conner Saturday, Aug. 21. The game was part of the Scott Christian Memorial Tournament hosted by Scott High School at Twenhofel Middle School in Independence.

Mustang boys’ soccer off to 2-1 start By James Weber

The Bishop Brossart High School boys’ soccer team is going into the All “A” Classic regional tournament on a strong note. Brossart beat Madison Southern and Conner by a combined score of 7-1 to win the Scott Christian Memorial Tournament Aug. 20-21. The Mustangs rebounded from a season-opening 2-0 loss to Pendleton County. “It gave us an opportunity to get on the right track,” head coach Brian Goller said. “Pendleton outplayed us and deserved that win.” Brossart beat Conner 5-0 to end the tournament. “Our strength is possession,” Goller said. “We do a good job of passing the ball around. Sometimes we don’t look to score as much as we should. I’m happy they stayed aggressive the whole way through. Our defense has done a great job so far.” Goller’s top returners are seniors Sam Perkins, David Braun, Dylan Dierig and Corey Hartig. Braun was the tournament MVP. Hartig, Dierig and Nick Birkenhauer were all-tourney picks. Perkins is the top playmaker in the middle. Braun was the leading scorer last year. Dierig is the top striker.


Brossart senior Sam Perkins makes a free kick during Brossart’s 5-1 win over Conner Saturday, Aug. 21. The game was part of the Scott Christian Memorial Tournament hosted by Scott High School at Twenhofel Middle School in Independence.

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Hartig is the starter in goal. Bruan, Dierig and Evans all have two goals in the team’s first three games. Other seniors are Josh Beckerich, Andrew Klear, Ben Luerson, David Schuler, Dan Schultz and Michael

Zilliox. Brossart was set to play Calvary Aug. 24 in the first round of the regional tourney. A win would likely pit the Mustangs against St. Henry Thursday, Aug. 26. “We’ve struggled with St. Henry in the past,” Goller said. “They’ve been close games and we always seem to come up on the short end. We have to come in with a tougher mentality.”

Boys’ soccer teams hit the pitch By James Weber

Here is a look at other county boys’ soccer teams, with most information taken from coach questionnaires: Campbell County is 1-1 to start the year, beating Dixie Heights and losing to South Oldham. The Camels have a key early test with Scott Aug. 26 at home.

Highlands is 2-1 to start the season. The Bluebirds play at Greenwood Aug. 28. The scoring has been spread out so far. Samson Lewis, Jordan Drinkhouse and Tucker Beerman have two goals apiece. Seniors are Drinkhouse, John Foellger, Brandon Killen, Alex Dean, Mitchell Payne, Michael Kruer, Nathan Templeton and Kevin Breslin. Newport Central Catholic

is 2-1 to start the year and plays in the All “A” regionals this week. Steve Bornhoffer welcomes back seniors Chris Calhoun, Tyler Grome, Joe Humbert, Troy Kremer, David McGarr, Evan Neises, Chris Quitter, Aaron Schultz and Ethan Trauth. Dean is a first team all-region defender from last year. Lewis was third team. Austin Juniet has five goals already this season.

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Thoroughbreds win Eviston’s debut By James Weber

Magoffin County 20-12 to start the year. Bellevue fell 33-19 to Holy Cross in Russ Shearer’s first game as head coach. D.J. Slater scored two touchdowns, one on an 82yard interception return. Jacob Sparks connected with Dylan Huff for a TD pass in the fourth quarter. Other local teams opted to play a second scrimmage game last weekend and will start their official schedule this week. The teams who played their opening games last weekend will get a bye week later in the year. Bellevue hosts Newport in the annual battle of 471 as the Wildcats will take the trip down the street from their neighboring stadium. Bellevue won 40-24 last

Eddie Eviston’s debut as head coach at Newport Central Catholic was a winning one. NewCath rallied for a 3528 win over Dixie Heights in the Skyline Chili Crosstown Showdown at the University of Cincinnati Aug. 20. Brady Hightchew threw for 225 yards and two touchdowns, and rushed for the winning score with four minutes left in the game, capping a 22-point rally in the fourth quarter. NCC trailed 28-13 entering the period. The TD passes were to Brian Doyle and Brennan Daunt. Chris Kelly rushed for 118 yards and two touchdowns. NewCath hosts Aiken 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 27, at Newport Stadium. Highlands won its 29th straight game with a 45-14 win over DuPont Manual Aug. 20 in Fort Thomas. Corey Compton made a successful debut as a starting back with three touchdowns. Patrick Towles threw a TD pass to Andrew Gold. Drake Bruns had an interception return and Colin Seidl had a TD run. Compton and Jordan Streeter each had 64 yards on the ground. Towles threw for 156. Highlands scored two touchdowns in the final minute of the first half, the second coming after an Austin Abner at midfield. A long pass from Towles to Austin Sheehan set up a score by Compton to give Highlands a 28-0 lead in the locker room. Josh Quillen had a fumble recovery for the Highlands defense. Highlands will host Ryle 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 27 for the first of two meetings with the Raiders this year.

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Newport Central Catholic High School’s Clayton Bhola, No. 12, breaks up a pass intended for Dixie Heights High School’s Bobby Leonard, No. 15, during their game in the Skyline Chili Crosstown Showdown played at Univerity of Cincinnati’s Nippert Stadium Friday, Aug. 20. Highlands beat Ryle in both meetings last year - 37-14 and 31-14, on its way to a 15-0 season. Bishop Brossart started off on a strong note with a 34-19 win at Betsy Layne Aug. 20. The Mustangs scored three touchdowns in the fourth quarter to pull away. Brossart senior running back Andrew Guidugli had

106 yards rushing and three touchdowns. Junior quarterback Jesse Orth threw for 128 yards and a touchdown to Ryan Enzweiler. Luke Dischar returned an interception for a score in the fourth quarter to help the cause. Brossart travels to Trimble County 7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 27. Trimble lost to

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Reducing smog on the way to school Summer vacation might be coming to a close, but smog season is not. As children return to school, it is essential to acknowledge the continued importance of air quality in the Greater Cincinnati area. There are many clean air practices that can make a difference during the back to school season. Although back to school is usually associated with autumn many schools have already returned to the classroom. Because high temperatures and smog are creeping further into the early part of the school year it is essential to maintain clean air practices. This year Hamilton County Environmental Services has already issued 19 smog alerts which is a significant increase from last year's three smog alerts. Smog alerts are issued when there is a high level of ozone or particle pollution, making the air unhealthy. The area included in the smog alerts involves Boone, Campbell, and Kenton counties in Kentucky; and Butler, Clermont, Hamilton, and Warren counties in Ohio. “The increase in smog alerts reinforces the need for everyone to take part in clean air practices in the Tri-State” said OKI Board President and Campbell County Judge Executive Steve Pendery. “Even as smog season nears its end with school beginning, it remains important to continue doing your share for cleaner air so it becomes a daily habit.” The easiest way for individuals to do their share for clean air is changing how one travels. For instance, walking to school instead of driving can be beneficial for health as well as the environment. To avoid safety issues regarding children walking to school, it is important to ensure that walking routes are safe. Safe Routes to School (SRTS) is a national partnership which conducts projects aimed at keeping children from walking in streets or


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along train tracks. SRTS seeks to create connectivity between schools and residential areas and increase the number of police officers patrolling school areas. Safety is important and more information regarding SRTS can be found at Another way to reduce smog is carpooling with neighbors. Create a carpool with friends and neighbors. It is an easy, convenient, money-saving way to get to school. This is an incredible way to contribute to cleaner air, because vehicle emissions cause 44 percent of the smog produced. If children are assigned to ride a bus, encourage them to ride it. A full bus is equivalent to taking 40 cars off the road during rush-hour traffic. Both carpooling and riding the bus decrease the number of cars on the road. Fewer cars on the road results in less exhaust fumes and less smog. Also, biking to school is a great transportation alternative. It is an excellent way to stay healthy and to have fun while getting to school. OKI has developed a Greater Cincinnati Bike Route Guide, as well as a Northern Kentucky Bike Route Guide. “We are proud of this bike guide because of the important information it provides to cyclists,” said OKI Executive Director Mark Policinski. “This invaluable guide provides safe routes for cyclists, route information and explains bicycle laws.” The Bike Route guides are available at or by calling 513-621-6300. Any of the previously mentioned modes of transportation, will positively affect the air quality in the Tri-State. Try and select one way each week - every little bit helps in doing your share for cleaner air. For additional tips to reduce air pollution, visit www., like us on, or call 800-621-SMOG. Callie Holtegel is an OKI Communications Intern.





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Give your whooping cough protection a boost this fall It’s time for school to start again. Do you have everything your child will need: Pencils, pens, notebooks, Tdap? If your child is 10 years of age or older, he or she should have a Tdap vaccine to protect him or her against pertussis. Pertussis, also known as whooping cough, is a highly contagious respiratory illness. Once thought of as a childhood disease, it is being seen more often in teens and adults across the country. Older siblings, parents and grandparents can carry the infection to infants who are not vaccinated or have not received all of their vaccines. The number of reported cases of pertussis in the United States has increased steadily over the last two decades. This is thought to be due to a waning of the vaccine as we age. Our local numbers are up dramatically as well. So far in 2010, Northern Kentucky has had 84 cases of pertussis reported since January, compared to 30 cases for the entire year in 2009. Pertussis begins with vague symptoms that resemble a common cold. It can then progress to a spasm-type cough which becomes worse at night and can last for one to two months. This cough can be so intense that it causes the infected person to vomit or turn blue.

In teens and adults, the symptoms tend to be less severe. In infants and small children, this infection can lead to complications such as pneumoJoyce Rice nia, seizures, Community brain injury and, rare cases, Recorder in death. While no guest deaths from percolumnist tussis have been reported locally, there have been deaths reported in other states, including California. Pertussis spreads through the air. When a person coughs, he/she spreads droplets with the bacteria. You can protect your family and others by taking a few simple steps. First, if you have a cough that lasts longer than two weeks, see your physician. If you are diagnosed with pertussis, avoid contact with others, especially infants and young children, until you have received an antibiotic. Make sure your children are up to date with their vaccinations. Children should receive five doses of a pertussis containing vaccine. Anyone between the ages of 11 and 64 years old should ask about getting a pertussis vaccine booster, known as a Tdap. If your

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George Darnell of Fort Thomas tending bar at the Campbell County Democratic Women’s Club’s 19th Amendment celebation at the Wilder City Building.

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Tri-County Mall has joined Newport on the Levee and is now requiring teens to have an adult escort after 4 p.m. on weekends. Do you support the idea? Why or why not? While these privately owned malls have every right to enforce them, parental escort policies are a bad idea. Business-wise, they restrict the flow a huge part of their consumer-base - i.e. teen shoppers. Not so smart. But, more importantly, unilateral rules like this also forget that “teens” are not all equally mature or immature (and that a lot of adults act less “grown up” than some children do). Should we really be giving our kids another reason to think that we expect them to get into trouble? These sorts of policies hurt commerce and undermine trust across generations. P.L. I think having adult supervi-


What do you think about Kentucky Speedway getting a NASCAR Sprint Cup event for 2011? Do you plan to attend? Send your response to with “chatroom” in the subject line. sion in the malls after a certain hour is a responsible approach to making sure that the kids are well behaved. It would reduce the crowding of areas and it also helps people feel more comfortable when they do not have to worry about crowds of teens that hang together whatever their intentions. Having said that, if the child is not respectful and is disruptive to the commercial intentions of the malls, having a parent who did not teach their child to be respectful and mind full of others will not protect people from their bad behaviors because their lack or inability to parent them in the first place is why they behave in such ways in the first place. C L.

ELECTION NOTES McKee host campaign kick-off

A campaign fundraising event for the re-election of State Representative Tom McKee will be held at the Harrison County Fairgrounds at 2500 US 27 South, Cynthiana, Tuesday, Aug. 31, from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. McKee (D-Cynthiana) has represented the 78th District since 1997. Hosts for the event include Betsy and Jim Clyde, Charlene and Jerry Dawson, V. and Bruce Florence, Patsy and Doug Hampton, Sally and Hall Kinney, Sue and Bob Lake, Barbara and Billy McKee, Sherri Beth and Jim McKee, Katie McKee and John Samonds, Mary and

John Swinford, Jane Thomas, and Anne and Herb VonGruenigan. McKee is chairman of the House Agriculture and Small Business Committee and serves on the Tobacco Task Force, the Tobacco Settlement Agreement Fund Oversight Committee, and the Tourism and Energy Committee. McKee is married to Sue McKee, a retired classroom teacher. They have two children, Jim and Katie, and five grandchildren. McKee is a lifelong member of Cynthiana Presbyterian Church. For more information, visit

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Best friends Abby Jones, left, of Cold Spring and Sydney Schroder, of Wilder, both 7, spend time together in Jones’ front yard Aug. 4.

Born to be best friends and just have fun together, Abby said. “We like to play the same things,” Abby said. The girls even created their own dance where they smack their hands together in unison in a move inspired by the basketball players John Wall and DeMarcus Cousins’ celebration moves from last season’s University of Kentucky basketball team. Despite being opposites, the girls have always been friends, Kristy said. Sydney doesn’t like school, and Abby does. Sydney is talkative, and Abby is quiet. The girls know each other so well they show up wearing the same outfits without having talked or text messaged about their plans, Heather said. “Sometimes we think they have a secret language,” Kristy said.


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Before they could crawl, 7-year-olds, Abby Jones of Cold Spring and Sydney Schroder of Wilder, were destined to be friends. The girls’ mothers, Heather Schroder and Kristy Jones, are close friends and their two 7-year-old daughters were born one week apart. Their families regularly vacation together, and the girls often have sleepovers at one another’s house. “She’s pretty much like my sister,” Sydney said. Sydney said she cried the entire school-day last year when she found out she wouldn’t be in the same classroom as Abby. Sydney said Abby never makes her mad. “I like her laugh,” Sydney said of Abby. “Her laugh makes me laugh.” They play soccer, basketball and softball together

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From Rome to Jerez de la Frontera to The Games will begin on Sept. 25 Aachen to ... and run through Oct. 10 at the Lexington? Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington. When the General admission tickets will be $25, 2010 Alltech and will give guests access to the FEI World Horse Park grounds, Equine Village, Equestrian Alltech Experience Pavilion, trade G a m e s show and Kentucky Experience. begin at the Tickets for the eight discipline K e n t u c k y competitions, which include paraHorse Park in Lexing- dressage, reining, vaulting and ton on Sept. 25, it will endurance, will be sold separately and range in price from $25 - $140. mark the first time the For more information, including a Games have been held full schedule of competitions, visit outside of Europe since their inception in 1990. The Games will serve as the world championships for eight separate equestrian disciplines, and 62 countries will be represented in the events. “There’s definitely a sense of pride to know that people from all over the world will be here in Kentucky,” said Kristin Bednarski, a public relations assistant for the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games. “This is going to be huge, not just for the city, but for the entire state.” The Games are expected to draw more than 400,000 people over the 16-day event, which will offer not only the competitions, but also a trade show and family-friendly Equine Village. The village will include hand-on activities, demonstrations and a Kid Zone, complete with a pony petting area, mechanical cutting horse and even an old stagecoach. There will also be a special “Kentucky Experience,” where guests can sample bourbon, enjoy Bluegrass music, and learn about other unique aspects of Kentucky culture and tourism. John Long, CEO of the United Equestrian Foundation, said the Games are sure to attract a wide range of people, even those who aren’t familiar with equine competitions. “It’s kind of like people who don’t watch football enjoying the Super Bowl – the enormity of the event is part of what makes it fun,” he said. As the public relations coordinator for the Games, Louise Bowden agrees. She also said this so compelling to watch.” that for people Bowden said that preparing for the Games has been outside of the hard work, as temporary buildings, stadiums and equine industry, structures are being constructed all over the 1,200it’s easy to acre Horse Park in anticipation of the crowds. All of underestimate the horses for the Games, a number that could be close the significance to 800, will be stabled at the Horse Park, and there are and magnitude expected to be close to 6,000 volunteers on hand of the Games. throughout the games to help with various events. After all, not “It’s been a lot of work to get ready, and it’s pretty everyone knows hectic right now as it’s getting closer,” she said. “But what para-dresit’s also a lot of fun just to be a part of this.” sage is or how to Guests can purchase general admission tickets for score reining, $25 to have access to the Horse Park grounds, Equine and they may Village, trade show and Kentucky Experience, while not be able to tickets to each of the competitions are extra, with appreciate a prices ranging from $25 to $140 depending on the great driving event. performance. A full schedule of events and prices, as well as However, to the competitors, she said these Games are everything. directions and lodging information, is available at And if people are going to see an event for the first “In terms of the number of visitors and the revtime, why not watch the absolute best? “This is the pinnacle of competition for these ath- enue generated, this is going to be a historic event for letes – it’s like their World Cup,” she said. “This is as the state,” said Long. “The excitement is growing, and big as it gets for the athletes, and that’s what makes we just can’t wait for the Games to start.”

When the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games begin at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington on Sept. 25, it will mark the first time the Games have been held outside of Europe since their inception in 1990. The Games will serve as the world championships for eight separate equestrian disciplines, and 62 countries will be represented in the events.

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Campbell County Farmers’ MarketAlexandria, 3-6 p.m., Southern Lanes Sports Center, 7634 Alexandria Pike, Parking lot. Includes produce, plants, flowers, jams, jellies, honey and arts and crafts. Presented by Campbell County Cooperative Extension Service. 859-572-2600; Alexandria.


Campbell County Log Cabin Museum, 10 a.m., Campbell County Log Cabin Museum, Free, donations requested. 859-466-0638. Alexandria.


Terry and the Rockets, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., Riverside Marina Bar and Grill, 145 Mary Ingles Highway (Ky. 8), Free. Presented by Riverside Marina. 859-442-8111; Dayton.



Loni Love, 8 p.m. and 10:15 p.m., Funny Bone Comedy Club, Dinner available. $14. 859-957-2000; Newport.


Best of Shadowbox, 7:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., Shadowbox Cabaret, $30, $20 seniors and students. 859-957-7625; Newport. Big River: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, 7:30 p.m., Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center, 1028 Scott Blvd., Music and lyrics by Roger Miller. Book by William Hauptman. $26; $23 Carnegie, Enjoy The Arts and WVXU members; $21 with groups of 10 or more; $19 students. Through Sept. 4. 859-957-1940; Covington.


Children’s Flying Trapeze School, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Newport on the Levee, $7. Registration required. 513-921-5454; Newport.


Florence Freedom Baseball, 7:05 p.m. vs. River City Rascals, Champion Window Field, Fireworks after the game. $10-$12 VIP, $9, $7 lawn. 859-594-4487; Florence. S A T U R D A Y, A U G . 2 8


River DMF, 11 p.m.-2 a.m., BB Riverboats Newport Landing, 101 Riverboat Row, Celebrating two-year anniversary. Three-hour tour on the Belle of Cincinnati with DJs, dancing, special guests, surprises, hors d’oeuvres, beer, wine and more. Bring extra cash for liquor or commemorative eye patch. Ages 21 and up. Check online for ticketing events: $40, $35 online, $30 Cash inperson at Fabricate: 4012 Hamilton Ave., Northside. Reservations required. Presented by The Projectmill. 630-802-2543; Newport.


Campbell County Farmers’ Market-Newport, 9 a.m.-noon, Historic Newport Business District, Seventh and Monmouth streets. 859-572-2600; Newport.


Campbell County Log Cabin Museum, 10 a.m., Campbell County Log Cabin Museum, Free, donations requested. 859-466-0638. Alexandria.


Hot Summer Nights with Voodoo Puppet, 10 p.m.-2 a.m., Mansion Hill Tavern, 502 Washington Ave., Danceable blues and boogie, blues-inspired classic rock, classic R&B, funk and soul. Motown dance party between sets. Drink specials. Ages 21 and up. 859581-0100; Newport.


Mad Anthony CD Release Party, 9 p.m., Southgate House, 24 E. Third St., Whole House. Doors open 8 p.m. With Banderas, Knife the Symphony, the Frankl Project, the Harlequins, the Dukes, Max & Sara (Alone At 3am), Junebaby (Margaret from the Seedy Seeds) and the Host (acoustic). $8 ages 1820, $5 ages 21 and up. 859-431-2201; Newport.


Best of Shadowbox, 7:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., Shadowbox Cabaret, $30, $20 seniors and students. 859-957-7625; Newport. Big River: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, 7:30 p.m., Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center, Sign-language interpreted and closed-captioned. $26; $23 Carnegie, Enjoy The Arts and WVXU members; $21 with groups of 10 or more; $19 students. 859-957-1940; Covington.


Children’s Flying Trapeze School, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Newport on the Levee, $7. Registration required. 513-921-5454; Newport.

RELIGIOUS - COMMUNITY Co-Ed Golf Outing, 7 a.m.-6 p.m., Boone Links Golf Course, 19 Clubhouse Dr., Includes round of golf, cart and dinner for $75. Hole Prizes available and Mulligans available for purchase. Benefits Florence Christian Church special projects. $75. Reservations required. Presented by Florence Christian Church. 859-468-1522; 859-647-6110; Florence.


Shop Til You Rock, 1-6 p.m., Florence Mall, 2028 Mall Road, Music-inspired mall tour invites teens to experience ultimate rock star treatment with live music, games, prizes and deals. Music by All Out Best, $4. 859-3711231; Florence.


Farmers’ Fair, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Music by Comet Bluegrass Allstars., Roebling Point Entertainment District, Foot of Roebling Suspension Bridge, Court St. and Park Place. Day-long street fair and farmers market celebrating local food culture. Keynote speaker: Emmy-nominated actor Ed Begley Jr. from Planet Green’s “Living with Ed.” Ethical butcher Berlin Reed to do rendition of The “Bacon Gospel.” Petting farm, face painting and educational activities such as planting seeds for children. Benefits Central Ohio River Valley Food Guide, Slow Food Cincinnati, Ohio Valley Foodshed and Future Farmers of America Northern Kentucky Chapter. Presented by Farmers’ Fair. 859-261-7777; Covington.

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Florence Freedom Baseball, 6:05 p.m. vs. River City Rascals, Champion Window Field, Post Game Band: 24/7. $10-$12 VIP, $9, $7 lawn. 859-594-4487; Florence. Absolute Action MMA Takeover, 7:30 p.m., Turfway Park, 7500 Turfway Road, Mixed martial arts cage fighting. Outdoors, inclement weather moves indoors. $50 table seating, $35 VIP, $25. 859-803-3100; Florence.


Newport Gangster Walking Tour, 1 p.m. and 5 p.m., Gangsters Dueling Piano Bar, 18 E. Fifth St., Explore Newport’s connection to well-known crime figures, including gangsters, gamblers and ladies of the night. See buildings that housed casinos, brothels and speakeasies. $15. 859-491-8000. Newport. Bootleggers and Bourbon, 6:30 p.m., Gangsters Dueling Piano Bar, 18 E. Fifth St., Includes bourbon tasting, dinner and new tour route with new gangster stories. $45. Presented by The Newport Gangsters. 859951-8560; Newport. S U N D A Y, A U G . 2 9


Campbell County Log Cabin Museum, 10 a.m., Campbell County Log Cabin Museum, Free, donations requested. 859-466-0638. Alexandria.


Sunday Jazz in the Afternoon, 4:30 p.m., Dee Felice Cafe, 529 Main St., 859-2612365; Covington.


The Teddy Bear and Doll Show, 7:30 p.m., Funny Bone Comedy Club, Dinner available. $12. 859-957-2000; Newport.


Shakespeare in the Park, 7 p.m., Presidents Park, 281 Dudley Road, “Hamlet.” Shakespeare classic. Part of summer tour. Bring seating. Free. Presented by Cincinnati Shakespeare Company. 859-331-5330; Edgewood. Big River: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, 3 p.m., Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center, $26; $23 Carnegie, Enjoy The Arts and WVXU members; $21 with groups of 10 or more; $19 students. 859957-1940; Covington.


Children’s Flying Trapeze School, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Newport on the Levee, $7. Registration required. 513-921-5454; Newport.


Florence Freedom Baseball, 6:05 p.m. vs. River City Rascals, Champion Window Field, Fan Appreciation Night: Giveaways. Family Fun Sunday: Autographs, running the bases and a pre-game parade for kids. $10-$12 VIP, $9, $7 lawn. 859-594-4487; Florence.


It’s a Salsa Café with Latin dancing and dining at York St. Café, from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. Friday, Aug. 27, at 738 York St., Newport. Salsa band Acapulco, pictured, will perform, with free dance lessons by Kama Salsa, and Latin hits and classic salsa by DJ Los Rumberos. $5 for the dance party. Dinner is 5-11 p.m., featuring Latin-Caribbean cuisine and cocktails. Call 261-9675. M O N D A Y, A U G . 3 0


When the IRS Comes a Calling, 1 p.m., Boone County Cooperative Extension Service, 6028 Camp Ernst Road, Discussion on letters, notices and other correspondence sent by the IRS. Learn about collection options including payment plans and Offers in Compromise. Find out what options you have when you don’t agree with the IRS. Ages 21 and up. Free. Registration required. 859586-6101; Burlington.


Preschool Story Time, 10 a.m., Newport Branch Library, 901 E. Sixth St., Stories, songs and crafts. Ages 4-5. Free. Registration required. Presented by Campbell County Public Library. 859572-5035. Newport. Toddler Story Time, 10 a.m., Cold Spring Branch Library, 3920 Alexandria Pike, Stories, songs and activities. Ages 2-3. Free. Registration required. Presented by Campbell County Public Library. 859-781-6166. Cold Spring. Pajama Story Time, 7 p.m., Fort Thomas-Carrico Branch Library, 1000 Highland Ave., Stories, songs and activities. Ages 3 and up. Registration required. Presented by Campbell County Public Library. 859-572-5033. Fort Thomas.


Hoots and Hellmouth, 9 p.m., Southgate House, 24 E. Third St., Doors open at 8 p.m. $10, $8 advance. 859-431-2201; Newport. Adam Lambert, 8 p.m., Madison Theater, 730 Madison Ave., Standing only on main floor. Doors open 7 p.m. Singer, songwriter and actor from San Diego. $33. Tickets sold online only. Presented by AEG Live. 859491-2444; Covington.

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FARMERS MARKET Earth Mother Market, 3-7 p.m., Stables Building, 1038 S. Fort Thomas Ave., certified organic or certified naturally grown growers. Rain or shine. Family friendly. Presented by Fort Thomas Renaissance. 859-572-1225; Fort Thomas.

FESTIVALS Alexandria Fair & Horse Show, 6-11 p.m., Alexandria Fairgrounds, Includes quad races, pageants and children’s activities. $8. 859-6352667. Alexandria.


Alexandria Fair & Horse Show, 5-11:30 p.m., Alexandria Fairgrounds, 100 Fairgrounds Lane, All ages. Includes parade. $8. 859-635-2667. Alexandria.


Play Art, 4 p.m., Newport Branch Library, 901 E. Sixth St., Presented by Campbell County Public Library. 859-572-5035. Newport.


Toddler Story Time, 11 a.m., Fort ThomasCarrico Branch Library, Free. Registration required. 859-572-5033. Fort Thomas. Toddler Story Time, 11 a.m., Cold Spring Branch Library, Free. Registration required. 859-781-6166. Cold Spring.


Naked Karate Girl’s Legendary Big Wednesdays, 10 p.m., Jefferson Hall, 1 Levee Way, Suite 2118, $3. 859-491-6200. Newport.


Campbell County Log Cabin Museum, 10 a.m., Campbell County Log Cabin Museum, Free, donations requested. 859-466-0638. Alexandria.


Pajama Story Time, 6:30 p.m., Cold Spring Branch Library, Free. 859-781-6166. Cold Spring. Baby Time, 10 a.m., Fort Thomas-Carrico Branch Library, Free. 859-572-5033. Fort Thomas.


Adoption Support Group, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Newport Syndicate, 18 E. Fifth St., Covers adoption topics allowing time to share. Free. Presented by Adoption Support Group. 859380-7325. Newport.

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Campbell County Farmers’ Market-Highland Heights, 3-6 p.m., Campbell County Senior Center, 3504 Alexandria Pike, Parking lot. Presented by Campbell County Cooperative Extension Service. 859-572-2600; Highland Heights.


Campbell County Log Cabin Museum, 10 a.m., Campbell County Log Cabin Museum, Free, donations requested. 859-466-0638. Alexandria.


Karaoke, 9 p.m.-2 a.m., Arnie’s on the Levee, 120 E. Third St., $3 Red Stag cocktails. 859431-4340. Newport.



The American Idol Live! Tour 2010, featuring season nine top 10 contestants, including winner Lee DeWyze and runner-up Crystal Bowersox, comes to Riverbend Music Center at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 30. Tickets are $26, $50.50, $70.50 and for a lawn four-pack, $79. For tickets, visit or call 800-745-3000. Also pictured, and performing at the concert, are: Didi Benami, Andrew Garcia, Casey James, Aaron Kelly, Michael Lynche, Siobhan Magnus, Katie Stevens and Tim Urban.

Toddler Story Time, 10 a.m., Fort ThomasCarrico Branch Library, 1000 Highland Ave., Stories, songs, finger plays and craft. Ages 2-3. Free. Registration required. Presented by Campbell County Public Library. 859572-5033. Fort Thomas. Preschool Story Time, 1:30 p.m., Cold Spring Branch Library, 3920 Alexandria Pike, Ages 4-5. Free. Registration required. Presented by Campbell County Public Library. 859781-6166. Cold Spring.


Work by James Presley “J.P.” Ball, a 19th century African-American photographer and abolitionist, who lived in Cincinnati, is on display at the Cincinnati Museum Center through October. The 900-square-foot free exhibit, “An American Journey: The Life and Photography of James Presley Ball,” features 60 original images of famous figures such as Frederick Douglass, pictured. Visit or call 513-287-7000.


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August 26, 2010


Silence frightens but has so much to say “The eternal silence of these infinite spaces terrifies me.” So stated Blaise Pascal, famed philosopher, scientist, mathematician and writer about the vastness of the universe. Notice it was not the sheer size of “these infinite spaces” t h a t amazed him. It was their silence Father Lou that terriGuntzelman fied him. T h e Perspectives g a p i n g stillness of a night sky can remind us of our human solitude. For so many, noise and busyness are familiar; solitude and silence frighten us. Theologian Nicholas Lash writes, “I have a suspicion that one reason why some scientists seem so keen to suppose that somewhere, in some vastly distant region, there must be that which we could recognize as ‘living,’ and as capable of communicating with us … Meeting them would give us company and diminish our terrifying isolation.” He could have a point. Our fear of silence and solitude is confirmed when we recall how even early Greeks and Romans populated the distant skies with spirits, deities and astrological animals. Horoscope readers today find solace in the belief that the stars and planets are

The gaping stillness of a night sky can remind us of our human solitude. For so many, noise and busyness are familiar; solitude and silence frighten us. really entities concerned about us and our fate. Why do we dislike silence so much? One reason is we fear looking at all that is within us. We’re masters at avoiding confrontation with who we really are and what’s going on in our depths. True, our advances in technology can be extremely helpful in conversing with another and transacting our businesses. But at other times technology is like the Trojan horse that delivered a hidden enemy within the camp. Technology has already given us multiple ways to avoid silence: radio, TV, computers, cell phones, internet, games, e-mails, text-messaging, etc. We can go to bed with music or TV and awake to the same. Want to avoid silence? There’s an app for that. An old paradoxical saying claims that the cure for loneliness is solitude. For when we have conquered solitude’s fear, we discover we are not alone. Bringing a temporary halt to our hurrying and doing permits us to tap into our conversations with ourselves within. Dr. James Hollis notes,

“The chief pathology of our time is the capacity of the world to distract us from this conversation.” Psychological observations have proven that the three places we can come to know ourselves the best are marriage, psychotherapy and silence. Our first tries at bringing more silence into our lives can be agitating. We become anxious, feeling weird at doing this, and checking the time to see when our time is up so we can get on to better things. Actually, we have to go through the frightening silence to come to the eloquent silence. After working our way through the scary part of silence, we come to an inner place where the quality of the silence changes. In this more peaceful place we are mostly with our self, and with God. This apparently empty space of silence is actually indescribably full. Then it is that we discover that eloquent silence is not an absence, but a presence; not boring but refreshing; not stressful but serene. Author Pico Iyer describes this serenity found in silence: “Eloquent silence is that enchanted place where space is cleared, time

subsides, and the horizon expands. “In silence, we often say, we can hear ourselves think; but what is truer to say is that in silence we can hear ourselves not think, and so sink below our selves into a place far deeper than mere thought

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August 26, 2010

Save some summer vegetables for autumn soups There are certain soups that transcend trendy and become real heirloom favorites. The soup recipes I’m sharing today fit those criteria. They are the ones that are my most popular. Now I know it may be too hot to make them now, but tuck these jewels away – autumn isn’t far away!

Rita’s 30-minute vegetable soup

One of my most requested recipes, this is a favorite with kids and adults. Also, throw in any stray vegetables lurking in the fridge. Ditto with extra cooked pasta or rice. And if your family does-

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n’t like s p i c y soup, use regular canned d i c e d tomatoes. Pass plenty of cheddar or Parmesan.

l pound lean ground beef: sirloin or ground round 1 generous cup chopped onion 1 teaspoon garlic 1 jar, 20-30 oz. chunky garden style pasta sauce 2 cans beef broth Water to taste (start with 1 soup can of water and go from there)

1 can, 10 oz., chopped tomatoes and chilies 1 pound or so frozen mixed vegetables, thawed if you have time Several handfuls any fresh greens (opt.) Cheddar or Parmesan for garnish Sauté meat, onion and garlic together in large stockpot. “Sauté” simply means browning the meat with the onion and garlic. Drain any fat. Now add everything else but the greens. If you have the 30 oz. jar of pasta sauce, add almost all but taste before adding the rest. Bring to a boil and let simmer for 20 minutes or until veggies are tender.

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Tony Palazzolo’s version of Frisch’s vegetable soup

“A result of over a dozen attempts, and I think it is very close to Frisch’s,” wrote Tony, an Anderson Township reader. The last time I made this, I used about a pound of frozen mixed vegetables for the peas, corn, beans and lima beans. I also omitted the fresh carrots, since carrots were included in the frozen mixed vegetables. I used quick cooking barley and brown rice, as well. 4 tablespoons vegetable oil 1 cup onion, diced 1 ⁄2 cup each diced: carrots, celery 1 ⁄2 cup each frozen vegetables: peas, corn, cut green beans, baby lima beans (can use canned baby limas) 1 can, 14.5 oz, diced tomatoes with juice 2 quarts beef broth 1 quart water 1 ⁄2 teaspoon each thyme, garlic powder


⁄4 teaspoon black pepper 1 cup potato, diced 1 ⁄4 cup pearl barley 1 ⁄4 cup long grain rice Salt to taste

In a large soup pot, sauté onion, carrot, and celery until onion is soft but not browned, about 10 minutes. Add rest of ingredients except potato, rice and barley. Bring to boil and lower to simmer partially covered for 30 to 45 minutes. Add potato, rice and barley, bring back to boil, lower to simmer, partially covered, for another 30 minutes or until potato, rice and barley are done. Add salt and pepper.

Amy Tobin’s Italian wedding soup

Amy is a friend and colleague who is well known for her creative entertaining skills. This soup is so good.

4 cups escarole, cleaned and cut crosswise into 1inch strips 11⁄2 large carrots, chopped 12 cups chicken stock 4 ounces ditalini or tubetti, or other small pasta Freshly grated Parmesan Meatballs*


⁄2 pound ground veal or beef 1 ⁄2 cup plain breadcrumbs 1 ⁄2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese 1 ⁄4 cup grated onion 1 large egg 1 ⁄2 teaspoon salt Freshly ground pepper, to taste Combine the escarole, carrots, and stock in a large pot. Bring to a simmer and cook until the escarole is almost tender, about 30 minutes. *To make the meatballs: Combine ground meat, breadcrumbs, cheese, onion, egg, salt and pepper. Shape into tiny balls, less than 1 inch in diameter. When the escarole is almost tender, stir in the pasta and return the soup to the simmer. Drop the meatballs into the soup. Cook over low heat, stirring gently, until the meatballs and pasta are cooked, about 20 minutes. Taste for seasoning. Serve hot with cheese. Rita Nader Heikenfeld is an herbalist, educator and author. E-mail columns@community with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Call 513-2487130, ext. 356.

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August 26, 2010

The Point host a night at the casino The Point’s Junior Board is planning its annual fundraising event scheduled for Friday, Aug. 27, in collaboration with Frank Pistachio and Boogie Nights at Hollywood Casino in Lawrenceburg, Ind. Kicking off the evening of fun, food and flare, Anthony Frommeyer will launch his Frank Pistachio couture clothing line with a fashion show followed by an evening of dancing to 70s and 80s popular hits. “The event is a win-win for all. The Junior Board’s

goal is to raise $20,000 to subsidize the cost of maintaining The Point’s residential program,”said Jill Disken, junior board cochair. This event is sponsored in part by Chris Pieper, Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, Motion Industries, Inc., and Greater Cincinnati Marine, LLC. “It’s a blessing to have the support of the community and we are pleased to have the opportunity to work in conjunction with Anthony Frommeyer and

the overly accommodating management team of Boogie Nights and Hollywood Casino to plan this premiere event.” The Point has a longstanding relationship with Hollywood Casino which has outsourced cleaning of the hotel linens to The Point

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Campbell County residents and friends brought their issues of the Campbell County Recorder on the “RECEnt Expedition to Glacier National Park” in northwest Montana. Pictured are: first row: Leslie Rece Williamson, Robertson County (formerly of California, KY); Karen Ware, Cold Spring; and Diana Schnneider, Cold Spring. Standing, left to right, Tom Singleton and Laura Rece Singleton, California; Alan Williamson, Robertson County; Steve and Mary Sue Schwartz, Hebron; Jim and Tricia Thornton Kremer, California; Rosalee Beiting, Alexandria; Luann Rece, Stoughton, Wisconsin; Tom and Doris Montgomery, Harrison, Ohio; and David Rece, Stoughton, Wisconsin (formerly of California, KY). PROVIDED

St. Elizabeth Healthcare to hold ‘ParTee’ It’s time again for another day on the links to benefit health-related projects for Northern Kentucky residents. The annual St. Elizabeth Golf ParTee will be held Sept. 14 at Twin Oaks Golf & Plantation Club and Highland Country Club. Proceeds from the event will benefit the new St. Elizabeth Regional Diabetes Center and a second da Vinci robotic surgical system. The

event is sponsored by the St. Elizabeth Healthcare Foundation’s Business Support Committee. Morning play will begin at 7:30 a.m. with a shot gun start at Twin Oaks. Afternoon play will begin at 1 p.m. at Twin Oaks and noon at Highland Country Club. A full registration entitles participants to golf carts and greens fees, lunch and dinner for a foursome,

morning refreshments, prizes for first and second place, and a variety of door prizes. More than 300 business and community leaders, physicians and health care professionals attend the event. This year will also feature the new “Helicopter Golf Ball Drop Contest.” Numbered golf balls will be sold throughout the summer and at the golf outing. The

balls will be dropped from a helicopter at the Golf ParTee. The ball landing closest to the pin will be worth $1,000. Golf balls will be sold for $5 each. In addition to the golf, one player will win a $5,000 grand raffle prize. Grand raffle tickets will sell for $25 each and will be sold throughout the summer up until the Golf ParTee dinner Sept. 14. For additional information regarding the Golf ParTee, please call the St. Elizabeth Healthcare Foundation at 859-301-3920.

The YMCA of Greater Cincinnati has recently named Dana Ensley as executive director of the Campbell County YMCA. A strategic thinker and organizer, Ensley sees the YMCA as a partner and collaborator to develop young people to their fullest potential, build healthier lives, and promote social responsibility. Prior to joining the team at the Campbell County YMCA, she was associate executive director at the Clippard Family YMCA for five years. While there she supported the district vice president with day-to-day administration; and worked with members, the community and staff on a number of initiatives that have engaged people of all ages. She led her branch’s annual support campaign and directed Clippard’s unique YZONE Interactive Gaming Center prototype, was a Champion Team member for the YMCA of Greater Cincinnati strategic vision plan, and has provided senior leadership as co-chair for the association’s Health and Wellness Task Team. She has also directed the association’s Ohio State funded diabetes prevention program.

Ensley has a bachelor of science degree with a concentration on exercise science and master Ensley of science degree with a concentration on adult fitness from Madison University; and has also earned YUSA organizational leader certification. In 2009 she was recognized as Association of YMCA Professionals (AYP) Chapter 32 director of the year, with an association leadership award and a program excellence award. “Working for the YMCA has been a great way to make a positive impact in the community and in people’s lives. It is great to be part of a team at the Campbell County YMCA who is so committed to providing an environment where neighbors can connect and grow,” said Ensley. The YMCA of Greater Cincinnati is one of the area’s largest nonprofits focused on engaging individuals and families in youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. This year more than 125,000 people will come to the YMCA.

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Volleyball match to benefit teens The Northern Kentucky Youth Foundation announced that tickets are on sale for their first annual Celebrity Volleyball Invitational which will take place at Thomas More College in Crestview Hills. This event, scheduled to run from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sept. 11, will host a celebrity volleyball match featuring local and state politicians, school administrators and television/radio personalities. In addition to the celebrity match, a police versus firefighter competition is planned to take place.

Tickets priced at $10 are now on sale and can be purchased through the Northern Kentucky Youth Foundation’s website at Due to the amount of seats available, a limited amount of tickets will be for sale at the door, therefore, it is strongly suggested to purchase tickets in advance. Lazer Kraze, a local business in Erlanger, as well as an official sponsor of the Northern Kentucky Youth Foundation, has printed a free laser tag mission pass on the back of

each event ticket (value of $8). Due to the generosity of local businesses and individuals, the Northern Kentucky Youth Foundation has committed 100 percent of all ticket sales to helping local teens and families. It is anticipated that within one month after this event, at least one youth center will be setup in the Northern Kentucky area. For a list of all participants, sponsors or to purchase tickets, visit

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Report of cash and pocket knife taken from vehicle at 8283 Main St., Aug. 3.

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Report of prescription medications, change and wallet taken from vehicle at 28 Sheridan Drive, July 28.

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Report of money taken from residence at 8539 East Main St., Aug. 1.

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Dog left outside and tied to house in heat died and owner of house cited at 6604 Alexandria Pike, Aug. 2.

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Report of Ipod and cash taken for repair and Ipod not returned at 3765 Parkview Drive, Aug. 2. Report of catalytic converter sawed off vehicle at 7500 Alexandria Pike, Aug. 3.




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Incidents/investigations Fourth degree assault domestic violence Reported at Redbud Lane, July 31.



Alyssa Carnes, 19, 229 Edan, first degree criminal trespassing at 1 Harbor Green, Aug. 7. Matthew Raymond Scott, 19, Center St., warrant at 340 Division St., Aug. 9. Victoria Thompson, 43, 357 Berry Ave., warrant at 357 Berry Ave., Aug. 11.



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William Emery, 18, 728 Central Ave., criminal possession of a forged instrument at Sixth and Oak, Aug. 12. Julie Dwyer, 36, 307 Walnut, theft by unlawful taking at 145 Fairfield Ave., Aug. 13. Robert Kessinger, 58, 2224 Certer Road No. A1, alcohol intoxication in a public place at Buckhead Lot, Aug. 14. Daniel Wirth, 28, 3613 Jaqueline Drive, DUI at Berry at Ross, Aug. 16. Michael Hatch, 18, homeless, alcohol intoxication in a public place, trespassing at 800 Taylor Ave., Aug. 16. William Cashwell, 38, 417 Sixth St., possession of drug paraphernalia, first degree possession of a controlled substance at 411 Fairfield, Aug. 16. Lisa Miller, 46, 618 Sixth Ave., alcohol intoxication in a public place at Fairfield and Washington, Aug. 16. Bobby Lowery, 38, 618 Dayton Ave. No. 3, warrant at 405 Fairfield Ave., Aug. 16. James Nelson, 28, 301 Sixth Ave. No. 5, DUI at 145 Fairfield Ave., Aug. 17.



Brittany E. Ammer, 21, 2725 Greenville Road, second degree robbery at 395 Crossroads Blvd., July 31.

Incidents/investigations Fourth degree assault

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Report of prescription drugs taken at Spireridge Court, Aug. 12. Report of cash taken from purse at 5010 Alexandria Pike, Aug. 15.

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Report of meat products taken from meat counter without paying at 5400 Alexandria Pike, July 24. Report of cigarettes taken without paying at 5710 Alexandria Pike, July 27.

Report of jewelry, perfume and clothing taken without paying at 395 Crossroads Blvd., Aug. 3.

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Report of wallet fell out of pocket was returned but license and Social Security Card taken at 5400 Alexandria Pike, July 29.

Third degree criminal trespassing/third degree burglary Report of plunger, glass vase, paper towels, toilet paper, soap dispensers and flower arrangements taken from clubhouse bathroom at 932 Matinee Blvd., Aug. 2.



Joshua Pfetzler, 23, 242 Rossford Ave., first degree possession of a controlled substance at 242 Rossford Ave., Aug. 10. Teresa Seal, 32, 680 Barley Circle, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, tampering with physical evidence, first degree promoting contraband, third degree possession of a controlled substance at Alexandria Pike at Canon Ridge, Aug. 10. Timothy Brinnon, 32, 830 Alexandria Pike No. 111, DUI at US 27 and Grandview, Aug. 11. Nancy Stilson, 47, 1595 Hill Tree Drive, second degree disorderly conduct, alcohol intoxication in a public place, resisting arrest, third degree assault at 85 North Grand Ave., Aug. 14. Timothy Newkirk, 27, 90 Gettysburg Square Road, alcohol intoxication in a public place at 90 Gettysburg Square Road, Aug. 14. Connie Donnelly, 34, 258 Sergeant Ave., DUI at Mary Ingles Highway at Tower Park, Aug. 14. Kevin Glaser, 35, 2450 Doevieu, DUI at I-471 south, Aug. 15. Matthew Robinson, 22, 918 Washington Apt. 1, giving officer false name and address, warrant at Gettysburg Square at Newman, Aug. 16. Mark Padgett Jr., 20, 8195 Day Pike, warrant at 525 Alexandria Pike, Aug. 17.

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Unauthorized use of a motor vehicle At 21 Montvale Court, Aug. 15.


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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. stone Court, alcohol intoxication in a public place, second degree disorderly conduct at 1 Levee Way, Aug. 8. Robert Hunt, 24, 10961 Woeste Road, possession of drug paraphernalia at I-275 west, Aug. 6.

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Theft by unlawful taking from auto At 2413 Alexandria Pike, Aug. 11.

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Rudy Rupee, 22, 918 Washington No. 4, receiving stolen property at Eighth and Park, Aug. 17. Ronald Davis Sr., 45, 537 Erlanger Road Apt. 5, first degree trafficking a controlled substance at Ninth and Central, Aug. 14. Michael Buemi, 21, 301 Shelby St., second degree burglary at 200 block east Fifth St., Aug. 13. Brandi Chipman, 21, 118 Jefferson Davis Place, theft by unlawful taking at 1301 Monmouth St., Aug. 12. Jamal Taylor, 19, homeless, receiving stolen property at 601 Central Ave., Aug. 12. Diago Harris Jr., 19, 4518 Winton Road Apt. 7, first degree possession of a forged instrument at Fifth and Central, Aug. 12. Phillip Snyder, 30, 122 East 13th St. Apt. 1, alcohol intoxication in a public place, fourth degree assault at 700 block of Orchard, Aug. 12.

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Report of car and copper taken at 3147 Ten Mile Road, Aug. 5. Report of aluminum car wheels and tires taken at 529 Boone-Smith Road, Aug. 9.

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Robert J. Anstead, 58, Covington, died Aug. 19, 2010, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. He was a member of the St. Benedict Holy Name Society; a member of St. Benedict Church and of Southside Baptist Church in Covington; and a member of the Northern Kentucky Young Democrats. He is survived by his fiancée, Patti Emerson of Covington; brothers James Anstead of Wilder, Thomas Anstead of Alexandria, Gregory Anstead of San Antonio, Michael Anstead of Lexington, and David Anstead of Covington; and a sister, Martha Coffman of Fort Thomas. Memorials: American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 11454 Alexandria, VA 22312.

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Ruth Davis Bauman, 89, of Bellevue, died Aug. 16, 2010, at Carmel Manor Nursing Home, Fort Thomas. She was a clerk with Campbell County Courthouse, chairwoman for the Executive Committee of the Campbell County Democratic Party, founding member of the Licking Valley Girl Scout Council and helped start the Bellevue Vets Girls Volleyball League. Her husband, Bill Bauman, and son, Mike Bauman, died previously. Survivors include her son, David Bauman of Cold Spring; daughters, Connie Jones of Cold Spring and Terri Rockenfield of Anderson Township, Ohio; companion, Bob Blaut of Alexandria; eight grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren and three greatgreat-grandchildren. Burial was in St. Stephen Cemetery, Fort Thomas. Memorials: Carmel Manor, 100 Carmel Manor Road, Fort Thomas, KY 41075; or Licking Valley Girl

Carlis Ray Hall

Carlis Ray Hall, 72, Cold Spring, died Aug. 14, 2010, at Hospice of the Bluegrass Care Center, Fort Thomas. He worked as a general service person for Good Year Tire Store, KOI and Neltner’s, was a member of the Teamsters Union and Grant’s Lick Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Loretta Hall; sons, Kevin Hall of Fort Thomas and David Hall of Bellevue; brother, Herald Hall of Alexandria; sisters, Lucille York and Betty Hampton, both of Cold Spring and three grandchildren. Burial was in Oakland Cemetery, Grant’s Lick. Memorials: Grants Lick Baptist Church, 941 Clay Ridge Road, Alexandria, KY 41001; or Hospice of the Bluegrass-Northern Kentucky, 7388 Turfway Road, Florence, KY 41042.

Allene Hines

Allene Hines, 81, Highland Heights, died Aug. 15, 2010, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. She was a homemaker and aide for Lakeside Nursing Home in Highland Heights. Her husband, Harold Hines, died previously. Survivors include her daughters, Sherry Wilkens of Alexandria and Sheila Mains of Highland Heights; sons, Robert Hines of Highland Heights, David Hines of Alexandria and Steven Hines of Newport; 11 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. No public services. The body was donated to the University of Cincinnati Medical College. Fares J. Radel Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

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Memorials: Hospice of the Bluegrass Northern Kentucky, 7388 Turfway Road, Florence, Kentucky, 41042.

No public services. Alexandria Funeral Home is handling arrangements. Memorials: Hospice of the Bluegrass-Northern Kentucky, 7388 Turfway Road, Florence, KY 41042.

Rose Mary Mann

Rose Mary Mann, 80, Mentor, died Aug. 19, 2010, at Baptist Convalescent Center in Newport. She worked for McAlpin’s Department Store in Cincinnati. Her cousin, Cecile Auchter of Mentor, survives. Memorials: Mentor Baptist Church Building Fund, 3724 Smith Road, Mentor, KY 41007; or Hospice of the Bluegrass Northern Kentucky, 7388 Turfway Road, Florence, KY 41042.

Daniel Mattingly

Daniel Mattingly, 21, California, died Aug. 18, 2010, in Campbell County. He was self-employed. Survivors include his parents, Rodney and Tammy Mattingly of California; and brother, Rodney Mattingly Jr. of Grants Lick. Burial was in Grandview Cemetery, Mentor.

Michele McWilliams

Michele McWilliams, 44, Alexandria, a homemaker, died Aug. 16, 2010, at Hospice of the Bluegrass Care Center, Fort Thomas. Her husband, Timothy Hansen, died previously. Survivors include her son, Steven McWilliams of Portage, Wis.; mother, Patricia Mitchell of Portage, Wis.; sisters, Tammi Artz of Birnamwood, Wis. and Mandi Miller of Milwaukee, Wis.; brother, Mike McWilliams of Portage, Wis. and companion, Mandy Berry of Alexandria.

Mary Schmits

Mary Grothaus Schmits, 89, Bellevue, died on Aug. 16, 2010, at Carmel Manor Nursing Home, Fort Thomas. She was the former owner of Loyal Cafe in Bellevue, member of Divine Mercy Parish and the Loyal Boosters. Her husband, William Frank Schmits, died previously. Survivors include her sons, William E. Schmits of LaMirada, Calif., Daniel Schmits of Newport, Gerald and Stephen Schmits of Bellevue; daughters, Marilyn Lombardo of Alexandria, Beverly Dawson of Bellevue; brothers, Roman Grothaus of Modesto, Calif., Leonard Grothaus of Cold Spring, Vernon Grothaus of Fort Thomas and Norbert Grothaus of Milford; 20 grandchildren and 35 great-grandchildren. Burial was in St. Stephen Cemetery, Fort Thomas. Memorials: Alzheimer’s Association, 644 Linn St., Suite 1026, Cincinnati, OH 45203.

Norman Ginn Siry

Norman Ginn Siry, 78, Alexandria, died at home on Aug. 20, 2010. He was a maintenance machinist for The Cincinnati Enquirer; a veteran of the United States Air Force during the Korean War; a member of the Alexandria Masonic Lodge No. 352, and the Scottish Rite. He is survived by his wife, Judy Siry of Alexandria; sons Dan Siry of Cincinnati, Steve Siry of Alexandria,


and Rick Siry of Grants Lick; and seven grandchildren. Burial was at Oakland Cemetery, Grants Lick.

William Strasinger

William Russell Strasinger, 84, of Fort Thomas, died Aug. 18, 2010, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. He was a mechanical engineer with McCloud Co., a World War II Navy veteran, member First Baptist Church of Newport and the Experimental Aircraft Association. His first wife, Jacqueline Strasinger, died previously. Survivors include his wife, Norma Strasinger; son, Dennis Smith of Burlington; daughters, Debbie Stahlhut of Fort Thomas, Karen Orrender of Fort Thomas and Renee DeJarivette of Alexandria; brothers, Irvin and Donald Strasinger, both of Covington and sister, Janet Strasinger-Braun. Burial was in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Cincinnati. Memorials: First Baptist Church of Newport, East Eighth and York St., Newport, KY 41071.

Darlene Kay Williams

Darlene Kay Williams, 57, Alexandria, a homemaker, died Aug. 18, 2010, at her home. Her husband, James R. “J.R.” Williams died in 2009 and son, Jimmy Williams, died previously. Survivors include her daughter, Denise Dill of Bellevue; sons, Aaron Williams of Independence, Mike, J. D., Andy and Austin Williams, all of Alexandria; sister, Wanda Ford of Newport; brother, John Stamper of Newport and 12 grandchildren. Memorials: Darlene Kay Williams Memorial Fund, c/o Dobbling, Muehlenkamp-Erschell Funeral Home, 241 Fairfield Ave., Bellevue, KY 41073.

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