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B OONE COMMUNITY RECORDER

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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2013

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Residents ask for action By Stephanie Salmons ssalmons@nky.com

BURLINGTON — Two residents have asked Boone County Fiscal Court to take some kind of action in the recent scrap metal scandal. Florence resident Bob Cicero and Hebron resident Terry Donoghue each read, and handed out, multi-page letters about the scandal at the court meeting Sept. 17. Former public works director Greg Sketch was suspended in July. As reported in the Kentucky Enquirer, it was later discovered he kept a secret fund for five years, established with revenue from the sale of scrap metal. Sketch retired from the public works department prior to an administrative hearing to address the allegations against him. Subsequent articles in the Kentucky Enquirer state that the total amount of scrap metal income was $32,820.66. Of that amount, $8,669.50 was reported to the county finance department and $12,898.64 was spent on turkeys for underprivileged families in Boone County Public Schools. Two other public works em-

ployees resigned in relation to the case. A Boone County grand jury declined earlier this month to vote an indictment against Sketch, who also was the county engineer, on a charge of abuse of public trust. Donoghue told commissioners he was expressing his personal objection to actions allowing Sketch and others to “retire or resign from county service to avoid facing administrative or criminal charges.” He urged the fiscal court to “seek the guidance of the attorney general without delay.” “Regardless of whether the attorney general determines there is insufficient evidence to secure a felony conviction or the county attorney chooses not to see misdemeanor charges, I respectfully request the Boone County Fiscal Court notify the Kentucky Retirement Systems of the circumstances surrounding Mr. Sketch’s decision to leave public office and take a formal vote to terminate his employment and that of others involved, with prejudice,” the letter reads. “In this instance, it appears these individuals would be eligiSee ACTION, Page A2

Boone schools OK’s ‘lean’ budget By Melissa Stewart mstewart@nky.com

Boone County Schools 20132014 fiscal year budget is “one of the leanest in the state,” according to Kathy Reutman Bryant, executive director of student and community services. Total revenues for this fiscal year include $175,447,399 which will cover this year’s expenditures. “Although the staffing levels are shown to be lower than other districts, the personnel costs are at 87 percent of the general operating fund. That doesn’t leave much for other necessary expenses,” she said. This year, however, the district has budgeted for the re-

placement of about 20 of the oldest buses in the fleet. Replacement was put on hold last year, due to the uncertainly of Massey the budget. Currently, the district’s fleet has at least 35 buses that are more than 15 years old. As state and federal funding continue to dwindle, Boone schools have turned to a property tax increase for assistance. This year’s rate was set at 62.2 cents per $100 for real property and personal property, a 4 percent increase over last See BUDGET, Page A2

Savannah Lykins, a senior at Boone County High School, taps into Twitter using an iPad mini during class. All four high schools have full wireless capabilities. However, all the middle schools and several elementary schools throughout the district do not. MELISSA STEWART/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

Schools not wired to fullest By Melissa Stewart mstewart@nky.com

Boone County Schools are struggling to get wireless capabilities in all classrooms throughout the district. According to Karen Cheser, deputy superintendent and chief academic officer, the district is $600,000 behind in providing what she said is “essential to 21st century learning.” Currently all the middle schools and eight elementary schoolsarewithoutfullwireless capabilities. There is wireless access in the buildings, just not in every classroom, said Boone Schools Director of Technology Mary Ann Rankin. All the high schools and some elementary schools do have full access. “Many of these buildings that don’t have access points in the classrooms were earlier adopters of wireless,” Rankin said. “At that time, hotspots were the standard. Now the

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standard is an access device in every room.” However, she pointed out that some of the buildings need an upgrade in infrastructure to support the needed hardware to supply wireless access in each classroom. Still, that is the goal, Cheser said. “We want to move to a more blended learning where students can access more technological resources,” she said. District staff would like to reach a point where students bring their personal devices to use in class. For those who can’t afford their own, the district is working on raising funds to provide those devices. Students can use their devices to access virtual classes, textbooks, and other online resources. “Before we can do all of this, we have to have full wireless capabilities,” Cheser said. She said the district’s budget committee is looking to make

the most of the financial resources available to provide funds for this project. The Boone County Education Foundation is looking for donations and raising funds to give complete wireless access to all schools. The goal, Cheser said, is to get all the middle schools full wireless access by next summer and then concentrate on the elementary schools. “At the latest, three years from now all of our schools will be ready,” Cheser said. “But the funding picture is dire and we are low, low on funds.” When and if this goal is reached in three years, she said there’s still the issue of students not having wireless access in their own home. She said the district plans to work with the Boone County Fiscal Court and the Florence City Council to look at how to expand wireless capabilities to See WIRED, Page A2 Vol. 10 No. 39 © 2013 The Community Recorder ALL RIGHTS RESERVED


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the community. “Our main goal is to make sure that every student is life ready,” Cheser said. “We want our students to have the skills

they need to be successful in what career they choose. Technology is such a powerful took for each of the 21st century skills – critical thinking, creativity, communication and collaboration.” Want to continue the conversation? Tweet @MStewartReports

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year’s rate. The increase equates to 7 cents a day for a taxpayer, Board of Education Chairman Ed Massey said. This rate is expected to raise more than $2.6 million. During the tax hearing, held in August, Massey said more than 250 people showed up to express their support in favor of the increase. “This was truly historic,” said Massey, who’s served on the school

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ble to recover what they have paid into the pension systems, plus interest, but the citizens would not be responsible for covering the retirement benefits of an individual who left public service only after having been ‘caught with his hand in the cookie

The Northern Kentucky Master Gardener Program is offered again in Boone County this year. The volunteer training program provides 50 hours of classroom horticulture education and opportunities for community volunteer service on local gardening projects. Learn from county agents and horticultural specialist while meeting new lifelong gardening friends and making our communities more beautiful together! The Winter 2014 Master Gardener training program will be held at the Boone County Extension Service, 6028 Camp Ernst Road Burlington, KY 41005, on Tuesday’s, starting December 3, 2013, from 12:30 pm to 4:30 pm. Master Gardener is a 15 week program (there will be a two week break during the holidays), meeting once a week, learning the following topics: Basic Botany, Soil Science, Turf Care and Maintenance, Plant Nomenclature, Annual and Perennial Plants, Entomology, Pathology, Plant Propagation, Home Composting, Rain Gardens and Water Quality, Organic Gardening, Woody Tree Care and ID, Pruning, Pesticide Safety, Vegetable Gardening, Fruit Production, and more!

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board for 17 years. “In all of my years I have not witnessed this type of support in a community on behalf of their local public schools. It is a testament to the commitment to education in our county.” Massey said unfunded mandates of the federal government and the state legislature have left educators in a “precarious position.” “I think our budget is as tight and lean as it possibly can be,” Massey said. “There isn’t any fluff in our budget, there’s very little wiggle room.

We’ve moved things around to accommodate our teachers and our programs. “We work closely with the Education Association and have utilized every dollar we can to provide the same quality of education for our students.” According to Massey, Boone schools are at the bottom 10 percent when it comes to funding per pupil, however in the top 10 percent when it comes to academic performance. Bryant said the school district’s foremost challenge is budgeting for salaries and wages in order

to “maintain the workforce necessary to continue providing exceptional service to our students.” “Another significant challenge is finding resources to fund initiatives that advance or improve the learning environment such as the most appropriate technology, professional development, and instructional resources including textbooks.” Beyond maximizing the level of funding from local sources such as tax revenues, she said they are looking into applying for grants.

jar.’” Judge-executive Gary Moore said there several items “that I know on the surface I strongly disagree with,” but added that Donoghue also made some “great points and we’ll look into them.” County attorney Robert Neace said indications in the correspondence that criminal action was not contemplated “was completely and totally inaccurate.” “The grand jury did meet. The grand jury did consider all of these issues,” Neace said. “Whether you agree with it or not, the grand jury has made their decision.” Neace did say he was

“glad” Donoghue agreed the funds should be recovered and said he will take “whatever action is appropriate to collect on those funds.” Cicero told the court of instances in the past few months in which Northern Kentucky “has been shocked with the financial scandals involving public officials that have abused the trust of their constituents.” “In the Boone County Public Works Department illegal slush fund case sanctioned by the county engineer, there was no arrest, no conviction, no jail time, not even an indictment,” he said. Cicero said that some of the funds were used “for a charitable cause, which in this convoluted, politically correct world would almost guarantee absolution.” No matter the intentions, it’s still theft, he said. “It doesn’t matter how how good my intentions might be, we don’t live in Sherwood Forest and

none of us can claim to be Robin Hood,” he said. “In our society, it is still a crime to steal from one to give to another, no matter how destitute the recipients might be or how righteous the cause.” He requested the fiscal court appoint an independent counsel to determine the viability of filing a civil proceeding against those responsible. The grand jury decided not to prosecute those involved and “there’s nothing the fiscal court can do about (that), but obviously as officials of the Boone County Fiscal Court, you have the responsibility to safeguard the public funds,” Cicero said. “At this point, nothing was done through criminal prosecution, so I believe the fiscal court should pursue civil action against those individuals involved and that was my point.” Moore replied the county attorney already stated he is “moving forward with pursuing restitution.”

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Divinity Group offers classes for seniors By Stephanie Salmons ssalmons@nky.com

County company is helping make sense of Medicare and other topics important to seniors. Florence-based Divinity Group, a family of financial and estate planning services, and Chickfil-A are partnering to provide “Coffee and Class” free educational classes for seniors. “Medicare and You” kicks the series off 8:309:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 26. Medicare’s annual enrollment period, or AEP, begins Oct. 15, Divinity’s senior specialist Kari Holland, of Union, said. The class goes over Medicare basics and some of the seniors’ basic options. Discussion then turns to online legal documents Thursday, Oct. 10; health care needs beyond Medicare Thursday, Oct. 24; and longterm care and Medicaid planning Thursday, Nov. 14. All classes are 8:309:30 a.m. at Chick-fil-A, 4980 Houston Road, Florence. There will be free coffee for seniors and complimentary snacks. Divinity offers these classes because it’s important for seniors to know all of their options, Holland said. “They need to be asking those questions and getting involved in their health care.” According to Holland,

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BURLINGTON — Maria Brown of Burlington is filling the vacancy to Division 2 seat on the Boone County Board of Educaiton. Brown was appointed by Kentucky Commissioner of Education Terry Holliday. “I’m very excited and a little nervous,” Brown said. “I think it’s going to be a great opportunity. I’m going to learn as much as I can I’ll be doing a lot of listening. I want to get a better understanding of the issues the schools are facing and bring what insight I can to help and hopefully be a productive member of the board.” Brown and the Boone County School District were notified of the appointment Sept. 20. The appointment will become official when Brown is sworn in at the next school board meeting, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 10, at the Ralph Rush Staff Development Center, Florence. Division 2 includes Burlington and Longbranch elementary schools, Camp Ernst and Cooper middle schools, and Ryle and Cooper high schools. Brown, a mother of four and cardiovascular researcher for the University of Cincinnati, grew up in Boone County schools. She is a 1996 graduate of Ryle High School, attended the College of Mount St. Joseph for her bachelor’s degree and received her PhD

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it’s “taking something very, very complex and taking it to something so easy that anybody can relate to and understand.” Last year was the first year the group offered classes. The goal this year was to still offer the free educational events, but expand upon it so everyone feels welcomed, said Holland. They were trying to find a place that’s “part of the area,” she said. “And Houston Road, I mean you can’t get more centered than that.” Those with questions about Medicare or the Affordable Care Act, can contact Holland at 859818-0042, 859-283-5755 or kari@divinitygroup.com for a free consultation. Registration is required for the senior classes. Contact Holland or visit bit.ly/cfaflorence to register.

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tunity as we are excited to have her as part of our education team here in Boone County. She has dedicated many hours to making a positive impact on the student’s in our district.” The appointment is effective until a successor is chosen in the November 2014 general election. Brown said she plans to run for election. “I understand that it’s always a contested seat, but I will do my best to continue,” she said.

desire to achieve strong outcomes not only for my children, but for all children in Kentucky, that I have the utmost commitment to supporting and improving education in Kentucky.” Superintendent Randy Poe said the district is happy to have the appointment made. “We look forward to Brown’s expertise as we continue our quest toward career, college and life readiness for all of our Boone County students,” he said. “Brown is genuinely excited about this oppor-

from the University of Cincinnati. She is involved with the Longbranch Elementary Parent Teacher Association, was a 2011 Commonwealth Institute for Parent Leadership Fellow and a 2012 participant of the Summer Learning Loss Committee at Longbranch. “It is through my volunteering that I have come to firmly believe that every child can learn,” Brown said in a statement on her application for the appointment. “It is through my experiences with the Boone County schools and in my

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Arboretum’s Autumn Affair accentuates artwork By Stephanie Salmons ssalmons@nky.com

UNION — It’s going to be an artful autumn in Union. The Friends of Boone County Arboretum hosts its third annual Autumn Affair from 7:30-11 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4, at St. Timothy Catholic Church, 10272 U.S. 42, Union. Arboretum director Kris Stone said the event is a silent auction featuring rare, unusual and new varieties of plants, garden art and nature-themed art work. Appetizers will be

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GREAT OUTDOOR WEEKEND LOCATIONS Other activities throughout Northern Kentucky include: » Boone County Arboretum, 9190 Camp Ernst Road, Union. Butterfly Garden Tours Tour the arboretum’s newly expanded Butterfly Garden, noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28. » England-Idlewild Park, Shelter No. 3, 5550 Idlewild Road, Burlington. Test the Waters, Count the Critters Learn to test water samples and identify aquatic plants and animals that can indicate the health of the water from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28. » » » » » » » Campbell Conservancy, 12800 block of Wolf Road, near Alexandria. Fall Nature Hike Hike a recently completed trail at the Northern Kentucky Mitigation Bank. Start between 10 a.m. and noon Saturday, Sept. 28. » Girl Scouts of Kentucky Wilderness Road Council, 607 Watson Road, Erlanger. Scout It Out! Great Outdoor Weekend Kick off the new Girl Scout year 1-4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 29, and enjoy the Girl Scout experience through activities that include canoeing, tracking, creeking, troop booths and more. » YMCA Camp Ernst, 7615 Camp Ernst Road, Burlington. YMCA Camp Ernst Zipline Adventure Zip through the trees on YMCA Camp Ernst’s zipline. For more details and a full list of activities in the area, visit greatoutdoorweekend.org.

Even today, fossils from Big Bone are on display at Thomas Jefferson’s Charlottesville, Va.,

home, Monticello.

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it’s time to have a building out there, even if it’s small.” Stone said the Autumn Affair is a fun event.

That’s a sentiment echoed by Klahr. “It’s a good time,” she said. “It’s a fun event this year.” RSVPs are required. Individual tickets are $25 for Friends members and $30 for non-members or $45 for two Friends members and $55 for two non-members until Sept. 27. After that date, individual tickets are $35 and a pair will be $70. For more information or to RSVP, visit bcarboretum.org. The Boone County Arboretum is located at 9190 Camp Ernst Road, Union.

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served and a cash bar will be on hand. This year, Stone said there will be a focus on Kentucky wines and craft beer. The idea for the Autumn Affair came from discussions about doing an event with the Boone County Visual Arts Association. This year, several members of the group will provide art for the auction, he said. Florence artist Ruthe Wyman is one. This is the third year she’ll be participating in the event. “I think it’s good to participate in your community, to be involved,” she said. “The arboretum is just beautiful and I’ve enjoyed working with the Friends

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FLORENCE — Crystal Gibson is a busy woman. The Union resident is a wife, mother of two boys, ages 6 and 4, and has a third son due to arrive in January. In addition she’s vice president of communications and public affairs for Citi in Florence, which provides a broad range of financial services and products. Gibson is also working hard to make a difference in the lives of others as the chairwoman of the 2013 United Way of Greater Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky Area annual campaign. “My No. 1 goal is to have the most successful campaign we’ve had to date,” Gibson said. “Not just to say that I lead the most successful campaign, but because this community is my home. This is where my friends and family are. There are people here who have needed and utilized United Way’s services. I want to see the organization continue to grow and make an impact.” United Way works to

strengthen the building blocks of a good quality of life – education, income and Gibson health. The non-profit organization recruits people and organizations from all across the region. United Way of Greater Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky Area supports 130 organizations such as the American Cancer Society and Success By 6. According to Gibson, United Way is all about getting things done. “I take a lot of provide in being a part of (United Way),” she said. “Not only to I get to represent the organization I work for – Citi has been an outstanding partner for United Way – but it’s an opportunity for me to be engaged in something that’s far more amazing than I ever expected.” In her role as Northern Kentucky campaign chair, Gibson is part of the regional Campaign Cabinet for United Way of Greater Cincinnati. Campaign strategies include focusing on engaging cur-

rent donors, increasing the number of leadership givers of $2,500 or more and increasing participation of new donors. Leshia Lyman, director of the United Way Norther Kentucky office, said Gibson is a good person to have on board. “First and foremost, she is is very involved in the community and because of that she really gets the big picture,” Lyman said. Gibson has been involved with United Way since 2005. Beyond the annual campaign, she has chaired the Northern Kentucky Action Council and Children Prepared for Kindergarten Committee, as well as served on the UWGC Impact Cabinet, Board of Directors and Boone County Success by 6 Board. The Boone County native said she is excited about this year’s campaign. “It’s critical to the sustainability of education, income and health, which I believe are three critical areas for any community’s survival.” Want to continue the conversation? Tweet @MStewartReports


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Bean Bash is back for 40th year By Melissa Stewart mstewart@nky.com

FLORENCE — Soon, outside the gates of Turfway Park, a smokey mist shall rise from a giant jet black kettle. No, it’s not some witch’s brew. It is magical, nonetheless, as it symbolizes a special gathering of the community – the annual Bean Bash. Brewing inside that kettle are beans. Pounds of beans ready to be gobbled down with warm cornbread and a cool drink. “(The Bean Bash) is about community connec-

tion,” David Schneider, the event’s board of directors president, said. “The community has taken us on as their event.”

The events

A Texas Hold ‘Em Tournament starts at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11, at Turfway Park in Florence. Registration is 6 p.m. and is limited to 160 players. Cost to enter is $85 at the door; $75 for pre-registration, due Friday, Oct. 4. Registration includes admission to Bean Bash. Call 859-3719340, for more information. The Bean Bash Dash kciks off at 10 a.m. Satur-

CRUSH VOLLEYBALL INFORMATIONAL MEETING and 2014 TRYOUTS

Crush Volleyball Club will host an informational meeting October 5, 2013 at Boone County Library from 1:30-3:30. Please attend for information on the upcoming season. See crushvolleyball.com/tryouts for more information and to register for tryouts and see crushvolleyball.com/infomeeting for more details on the informational meeting. E-mail Clara at crushvbc1@gmail.com for questions. MEETING LOCATION: Boone County Library 1786 Burlington Pk. Burlington, KY 41005 Tryout Dates and Times:

Ages 11U - 14U: October 27th • 3-5pm October 29th • 6-8pm October 30th 6-8pm (if needed)

Ages 15U - 18U November 10th • 2-4pm November 12th • 6-8pm

day, Oct. 12, on the Turfway Park track. The 5K walk and run is open to all ages. Cost is $20 per person or $25 per person including a T-shirt. Groups of 10 or more are $15 with no T-shirt offered. Registration includes admission to Bean Bash. For more information, call 859-647-4806. The 40th annual Bean Bash is set for 1 p.m. Oct. 12, at Turfway. Admission is $5; free for children 12 and under. “It’s a good day of family fun for just $5 for admission,” Bean Bash board member John Richardson said. “Where can you get this kind of entertainment and family fun for hours and a free meal for that price?” Bean Bash includes live music from Lazy River and, new this year, a Bluegrass jam Festival. “Local folks are invited to bring their instruments and jam,” Richardson said. There will also be silent and live auctions. Adidas will host a tent sale in the Turfway parking lot during the bash. Of course, there will be bean soup and cornbread. “Personally, being the little chubby guy I am, I love the food,” Richardson said. He added he loves much more that “amazing feeling” he gets knowing he’s helping others. The purpose of Bean Bash is not just to enjoy a hardy meal and live music. According to David Schneider, the goal is to raise $100,000 to be given

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10 a.m. The Bean Bash Dash 5K registration 11:30 a.m. The Bean Bash Dash 5K 1 p.m. Bean Bash begins 1 p.m. Silent auctions begin (all charities have items for auction) 2 p.m. Live music 4:15 p.m. First silent auction table closes (Redwood) 4:30 p.m. Second silent auction table closes (Special Olympics NKY) 4:45 p.m. Third silent auction table closes (BAWAC) 5 p.m. Remarks and presentations 5:30 p.m. Live auction

to BAWAC, Redwood and Special Olympics of Northern Kentucky.

The charities

The mission of BAWAC, based in Florence, is to maximize the vocational potential and quality of life of adults who have disabilities or other barriers to employment. The organization offers counseling, evaluation, life and work skills training, job placement, support services and employment in a therapeutic or community based remunerative work environment. Redwood, based in Fort Mitchell, guides children and adults with multiple and severe disabilities to achieve independence and reach their highest potential throughout their lives. This organization provides educational, therapeutic, and vocational services. Special Olympics provides year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for individuals with intellectual disabilities.

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Yealey school living up to namesake after 50 years By Melissa Stewart mstewart@nky.com

FLORENCE — Nestled in a quite area of the community, the building gracing the name A.M. Yealey Elementary stands sturdy and proud. Inside, as it has been for the last 50 years, administrators, teachers and staff work to fill the minds of students with knowledge. “All the schools focus on college and career readiness,” Yealey Principal Linda Black said. “We’ve always valued that. What we’re doing today is going to impact the community, the state, the country, even the world in the future. We’re building a legacy.” It’s a legacy that began Sept. 5, 1963, when the doors to Yealey first opened. A 50th anniversary open house will be 2-5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 29, at the school, 10 Yealey Drive, Florence. Guests of honor will include alumni, former administrators, teachers, staff, Rep. Addia Wuchner and Mayor Diane Whalen. The event will include self-guided or studentlead tours, Black said. Time capsule items contributed by current students, to represent the times, will be on display. The time capsule, to be buried on the property will also include a current list of students and staff and a copy of the celebration guest book. Throughout the week Yealey students will celebrate with mini events including a gathering for a special commemorative photo and a 1960sthemed dance. Arlene Tackett, a retired teacher from Yealey who now subs for the school, said this is an important celebration “Fifty years is a milestone,” she said. “The school is still in good standing, looking good

and doing great things for the kids. That’s important to celebrate.” Yealey, she said, bears the name of a popular Florence and Boone County educator Almer Michael Yealey, better known as Professor Yealey. He was a public school principal and local historian and even wrote stories for the Boone County Recorder. Yealey first moved to Boone County in 1898 where he was a farmer and taguht school for 41 years. He taught in four rural Boone County Schools before becoming the principal at Florence Public School from 1900 to 1931. He established Florence High School in 1911. He taught again in Florence from 1943 to 1945, and for four years at New Haven Elementary. He was a member, vice president and historian of the Boone County Historical Society, which was organized in March 1950. In 1959, when he was 86, he was described as “a very spry man,” according an article published in the archives on the Boone County Public Library web site, bcpl.org. Yealey died in November 1962 at age 89. Less than a year later, construction of Yealey Elementary was complete and the school named in his honor. Yealey educators and staff, according to Black, have since lived up to the image built by “Professor Yealey.” The teachers “always think of the kids first,” she said. “The school has never lost sight of doing what’s best for the kids.” At Yealey, she said, lives are changed every day because everyone who walks through the halls of the one-floor building are cared about. Want to continue the conversation? Tweet @MStewartReports


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COLLEGE CORNER Duvall named to dean’s list

Nicole Duvall, of Union, was named to the dean’s list for the Spring 2013 semester at the University of Massachusetts Lowell. Duvall is majoring in liberal arts. To qualify for the dean’s list at UMass Lowell, a student must have completed no fewer than 12 graded credits for the semester and earned at least a 3.25 grade-point average with no grade lower than C and no incompletes.

Hebron student named RA

Heidelberg University student Ryan Finck, of Hebron, has been selected to serve as a resident assistant for the 2013-14 academic year. Finck, a sophomore majoring in communication and theater arts, joins a team of 30 students who will impact the growth and development of their peers by providing leadership and acting as role models to students they oversee in residence halls and housing complexes on Heidelberg’s campus. RAs also are responsible for designing

and implementing programming within their halls around the theme of CHARACTER, short for culture/diversity, health, academic/professional, relationships, art/music, community service, targets, emotional and religious/ spiritual.

Walters excels at Villanova

Andrew Walters, of Burlington, was named to the dean’s list at Villanova University for the Spring 2013 semester. Walters is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in the College of Engineering. To qualify, one must be a matriculated full-time student and earn a semester grade-point average of at least 3.5.

Baker named to dean’s list

Shelby Baker, of Burlington, was named to the dean’s list for the 2013 Spring semester at Morehead State University.

Boone students earn academic honors

National College in Florence and the

American National University online program released the dean’s list for the second spring term. The following students earned a minimum gradepoint average of 3.5 out of a possible 4.0. » Adam Brown (Burlington); Edward Mahoney, Shannon McIntosh and Fatou Thomas (Florence); and Teresa Batchelder (Union).

Union students honored by Purdue

Emilie Garnier, of Union, and Ryan Trostle, of Union, each were named to the dean’s list at Purdue University for the Spring 2013 semester. To be named to the dean’s list, a student must have completed at least 12 credit hours, be enrolled at least half-time, have a semester grade-point average of at least 3.0 and have at least a 3.5 cumulative GPA.

Sciarra enrolls

Tyrus Sciarra, of Walton, has enrolled at the University of Evansville, majoring in marketing.

TMC theater opens with ‘Soldier Come Home’ Community Recorder

Thomas More College’s theater department and The Villa Players will open its season with “Solider Come Home,” written by Frank W. Wicks Jr. and directed by Jim Nelson. Productions will be at the Thomas More College Theatre, Crestview Hills, at 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, Sept. 27, 28, at 2 p.m. and Sunday Sept. 29. Before the performance, Rabbit Hash String Band & Friends will perform Civil Warera music. Original letters written during the Civil War will also be on display. The play is based on the Civil War letters of Wicks’ great-

grandparents, Philip and Mary Pringle, and family members, written between 1859 and 1865 from western Pennsylvania and from major Civil War battle sites. In 1950, the long-forgotten letters were discovered in a shoe box in the attic of the home of Wicks’ grandparents. Wicks’ father, Frank Wicks Sr., began to transcribe the letters. Frank Wicks Jr., a founding member of the Long Wharf Theater, a graduate of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts and a theater professional since 1958, continued the project after his father’s death and then began transforming the letters into the dramatic stage presentation of “Soldier, Come Home.”

About 15 of the original letters on which the play is based will be on display in front of the theater, including one that Pringle wrote to her husband on the battlefields, informing him that Lincoln was shot. General admission tickets are $10 and can be purchased online. For more information on the performance, visit www.thomasmore.edu/theatre or call 859-341-5800. The next production will be “Red” by John Logan and directed by Frank Wicks Nov. 1, 2, 3, 8, 9 and 10. “Red” focuses on abstract expressionist painter Mark Rothko.

Gateway has Office evening courses

The Norrick children, of Union – Nicholas, 10, fifth grade, Madison, 8, third grade, and Lilly, 4, kindergarten – enjoy their first day of school at Erpenbeck Elementary. THANKS TO BAMBI NORRICK

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Gateway Community and Technical College will offer eight different computer courses in popular Microsoft Office courses during the 201314 academic year at Gateway’s Boone Campus, 500 Technology Way, Florence. The courses will be offered from 6-9 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays at the college’s Bank of Kentucky Classroom and Training Center on the Boone Campus. Four courses will be offered this fall, and the remaining four courses are scheduled during the spring semester. Excel Level 2 will focus on advanced formulas, spreadsheet development, charts and adding graphical elements to worksheets. The class costs $99 per person and will meet Sept. 30, Oct, 2, 7, and 9. Registration

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IS THE WORD St. Timothy Preschool student Katie Bonar spells her name in modeling compound. THANKS TO DEB THOMAS

Immaculate Heart of Mary School first-grade student Micah Oriolo shows off “Tookie,” a cockatiel Cheryl Perez’ class adopted from the Boone County Animal Shelter.

deadline is Sept. 23. This class will be repeated Dec. 2, 4, 9, and 11, with a registration deadline of Nov. 25. The class also will be repeated next spring with sessions scheduled for May 5, 7, 12, and 14, 2014. Register for the May classes by April 28, 2014. Word Level 1 will instruct participants on creating, editing and formatting Word documents. The $99-per-person class will meet Oct. 21, 23, 28 and 30. Registration deadline is Oct. 14. Excel Level 1 will teach students how to create, edit and enhance Excel spreadsheets, manipulate charts and create formulas and macros. Registration deadline for the $99-per-person course is Nov. 4. The class meets on Nov. 11, 13, 18, and 20. Excel Level 1 will be repeated next spring with class sessions on April 7, 9, 14 and 16, 2014. Regis-

tration deadline for the May class is March 31. Gateway will teach a basic course on how to use Microsoft Outlook in February 2014. The $50-per-person course will focus on sending email, scheduling appointments and meetings, managing contact information and tasks, and creating notes. The class will meet Feb. 10 and 12, 2014. The registration deadline is Feb. 3, 2014. Gateway will conduct a PowerPoint class next spring to provide participants with the skills needed to create professional presentations. This $50per-person course will meet on March17 and19, 2014. The registration deadline is March 10. For more information or to register, call Regina Schadler, 859-442-1170, or Jenni Hammons, 859-442-1130. Immaculate Heart of Mary School first-grade student Micah Oriolo shows off “Tookie,” a cockatiel Cheryl Perez’ class adopted from the Boone County Animal Shelter. THANKS TO EMILY FREIHOFER


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St. Henry refocuses after All ‘A’ title By James Weber jweber@nky.com

ERLANGER — The St. Henry District High School volleyball teammaybeyoungerandshorter than recent versions of itself, but the goals remain the same. The Crusaders are riding a record of 18-4 heading into a showdown with Ninth Region rival Ryle Sept. 24. St. Henry then plays Newport at home Thursday, Sept. 26, in a conference match. St. Henry is coming off its second state title in the All “A” Classic, which prompted an awards ceremony in school the morning of Sept. 23. “It was a great feeling to win and it did a lot for our confidence,” said sophomore middle hitter Janelle Tobler, who was the tournament’s Most Valuable Player. St. Henry defeated Allen Central 25-11, 25-8 in the final, capping a six-match romp through the field Sept. 14 in Jeffersontown. The Crusaders won two sets from Presentation by a combined five points but gave up no more than 15 points in any other set. The Crusaders received an MVP performance from Tobler, who led the Crusaders with 36 kills. “She’s a big leaper and she’s a big part of our offense,” said St. Henry head coach Maureen Kaiser. Sophomore Dani Noll was next in kills with 25. Junior setter Kendyll Kraus totaled 120 assists. Noll and Kraus were named all-tournament. Libero

Corie Flood recorded 68 digs, and middle hitter Karly Lehmkuhl had eight blocks. Winning six matches in a short period of time tested the team’s depth, which was one of the goals of participating in the tourney. St. Henry has only played in the tournament the past two seasons. “We have a whole new roster, but it was a goal to win the region, and it was a goal to win state once we got there,” Kaiser said. “We have a really young team, and we had to use everybody to win.” The Crusaders have two seniorsontheroster,FloodandKarlee Schreiber, and essentially an all-newgroupofstartersthough Kraus saw plenty of time last season at the all-important setter position. Tobler is the top returning offensive threat for the Crusaders, who had to replace Division I college recruits Rachel Fortner and Abbey Bessler. “We’re smaller this year,” Kaiser said. “We don’t have 6foot girls to set the ball up for, so we had to change our offense. We have to be quicker and focus more on placement.” St. Henry followed up its All “A” title with key conference wins over Brossart and Newport Central Catholic. Among key matches coming up, St. Henry plays Notre Dame Oct. 10 at Thomas More College. “We hope to keep playing well and be at our best at the end,” Tobler said. Follow James on Twitter - @RecorderWeber

Walton-Verona fullback Mason Compton picks up yardage during the second quarter of the Bearcats’ 42-7 win over Newport in 2012 at Walton-Verona. THANKS TO ROD APFELBECK.

Walton-Verona football prospers Bearcats dealing with heavy injuries By James Weber jweber@nky.com

St. Henry won the All "A" state volleyball championship, THANKS TO ST. HENRY

WALTON — Looking at the record and statistics of the Walton-Verona High School football team at the halfway point of the season, it would appear the Bearcats are in top form with a 4-1 record as they prepare to defend their title in Class 2A, District 5. One number that does need improvement is the amount of injuries the Bearcats have suffered this season, as the team has not been able to employ several key starters in the first half of the year.

“Staying healthy is our big thing,” said Bearcats head coach Jeff Barth. “This has been the most difficult year we’ve had with injuries. We’ve had several guys out and we hope to get some of them back. We had over 50 guys in camp and at practice the other day, we had 32 with equipment.” Walton takes on Carroll County (2-3) in the first district game. The Bearcats last year beat Carroll 27-7 and the Panthers last week fell 48-6 to Bellevue last week amidst a driving rainstorm that pelted all of Northern Kentucky. “It’s going to be a very difficult district run,” Barth said. “It’s tough to get a gauge on Carroll County in a mudbath game. Bellevue is throwing

about 80 percent of the time and we run about 80 percent of the time. Carroll has a lot of size and depth. Owen has struggled a little bit but they will definitely be a tough customer. We’re not sneaking up on anybody anymore. We’re going from the hunter to the hunted. We have to play well to win. We’re not going to out-athlete anybody.” The list of key injuries starts with senior defensive back Jake Higgins, who dislocated his elbow in what Barth deemed a “gross” injury. Starting nose tackle Daniel Tilley has been out with a concussion. Lineman Brandon Wilson, who made the game-saving tackle on a two-point try against BelleSee FOOTBALL, Page A9

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Rain won the night as every local game had combinations of mud or driving rain or both to deal with. » Boone County lost 21-6 to Henry Clay to drop to 0-5. » Conner beat Campbell County 13-12. Drew Barker threw a 10-yard touchdown pass to Brian Loney with 40 seconds to play in the game. Barker threw for 155 yards and rushed for 83. » Cooper lost 36-6 to Simon Kenton to drop to 2-3. » Ryle lost 19-13 to Shelby County to drop to 1-4.

Boys soccer

» Boone County beat Campbell County 4-2 Sept. 17. Rebel

goals were by Brett Mayberry, Evan O’Hara, Haven Borkowski and Said Yedali. » Ryle beat Scott 9-4 Sept. 17. Jose Aguirre and Connor Hutcherson had three goals apiece. Ryle beat Cooper 5-0 Sept. 19. Jose Aguirre and Sulieman Kayed scored twice, and Connor Hutcherson once. Jagger Reno posted the shutout as the Raiders improved to 73-1. » Walton-Verona beat Holmes 4-1 Sept. 17. Goals were by Eddie Hoffa, Brandon Acosta, Jeremy Moran and Scott Smith.

Girls soccer

» Boone County became the first Northern Kentucky squad to reach 10 wins with a 3-2 victory over Conner. The Rebels See HIGHLIGHT, Page A9

Cooper seniors Kyle Henderson, 10, left, and Brandon Youngblood, 7, tackle Simon Kenton quarterback Brenan Kuntz. Simon Kenton beat Cooper 36-6 in football Sept. 20 at Simon Kenton High School in Independence. JAMES WEBER/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

Cooper Volleyball captured the Highlands cake classic by going undefeated Sept. 20-21. They beat Tates Creek on the first night, then defeated Bishop Brossart, Conner, Woodford County and North Oldham for the title. MVP junior libero Jessica Fortner finished with 50 digs, all- tournament team senior middle hitter Hannah Reid had 26 kills and 11 blocks, junior outside hitter Carley Powers 23 kills, freshman middle hitter Kaity Smith had 21 kills, 7 blocks, and 5 aces and junior setter Julia Klute finished with 77 assists. Also freshman Rebecca Rupple had 25 digs, 18 kills and 7 aces. THANKS TO MICHELLE ISAAC


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Boone varsity gives alumni the blues Coach Nathan Browning put out the call and the response was overwhelming. From near and not so far, Boone County High School soccer alumni of all ages returned to the location of their former glory to play against the current Boone County boys soccer team. In a classic, inaugural battle, the varsity defeated the alumni 5-2. Coach Browning was so en-

The Boone County High School boys soccer team played the Boone County alumni, winning 5-2. THANKS TO LORI WHEELER

thused by the response from alumni, players and

fans that he is looking to make it an annual event,

one that will get better year after year.

It was an actionpacked game with fantastic plays, many of them coming from the alumni side to the applause of the crowd which happily cheered on both teams. In speaking with varsity and alumni players after the game, it was great to hear that both sides fully expected to win the game and many alums were left shaking their heads and muttering, “Wait ’til next

year!” Mike Fayson and Jeff Tetteh scored one goal each, leading the alumni effort. Tetteh’s goal was a triumphant return for a fan favorite who missed his senior year with a severe leg injury. The varsity team scores came from Evan O’Hara, Brett Mayberry (two), Brent Rice and Haven Borkowski. – Written by Doug Mayberry

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(11-2-1) followed with a 11-1 win over Owen County. » Conner tied Villa Madonna 0-0 Sept. 18. Gabby Saalfeld posted the shutout. The Cougars tied Clark County 3-3 Sept. 21, with Carly Noel notching all the goals. » Ryle beat Lafayette 2-0 Sept. 21 to improve to 7-2-1.

Boys golf

» Cooper lost 173-196 to Dixie Heights Sept. 17. Cooper’s Sean McNeil was co-medalist with a 45. » St. Henry beat Brossart 156-181 at A.J. Jolly. Jordan Noble medalled with a 36 and Luke Tobergte had 37.

Conner’s Olivia Barb celebrates a point against Simon Kenton. SK won the match Sept. 18. JEFF SWINGER/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

Girls golf

» Conner’s Rachel Dooley shot 37 in a 158169 loss to Beechwood Sept. 19. » Ryle lost to Villa Madonna 176-205. Nadine Innes of Ryle was medalist with 41. » Walton-Verona beat Newport Central Catholic 201-223. Adriane Mason shot an outstanding 32 to win the medal.

Volleyball

» Cooper won the Highlands Cake Classic, going undefeated (5-0) in the 16-team tournament. Cooper beat Woodford County and North Oldham in the gold bracket to win the overall title after advancing through pool play. Jessica Fortner was MVP of the tourney. Hannah Reid was all-tournament as well. Fortner had 50 digs. Reid had 26 kills and 11 blocks. Carley Powers had 23 kills. Kaity Smith had 21 kills, seven blocks and five aces. Julia Klute posted 77 assists. Rebecca Rupple had 25 digs, 18 kills and seven aces. » Other locals who earned all-tourney status in the Highlands tourney were Rhiannon Stricker (Boone County), Olivia Jones (Conner) and Angel Wilson (Walton-Ve-

Cooper’s Megan Kelter finished second in the girls cross county race at the Scott Invitational. TONY TRIBBLE/FOR THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

rona). » Cooper beat Dixie Heights 25-17, 25-12, 25-10. Hannah Reid had nine kills and five blocks. » Ryle beat Scott 25-22, 25-19, 25-13 Sept. 17. Ashley Bush had 12 kills and 22 assists, and Hayley Bush 12 kills and 16 assists. » St. Henry beat Brossart 25-13, 25-22 Sept. 18. Sarah Krugel and Paige Noble had eight kills each. St. Henry beat Newport Central Catholic 2725, 25-20, 25-22 Sept. 19.

Cross country

» The Walton-Verona boys team finished second in the Scott Eagle Classic Sept. 21. Matthew Harper was second and Joe Rider third.

TMC Notes

» Junior midfielder Dexter Morgan (Scott High School) found the back of the net in the100th minute to propel the

Thomas More College men’s soccer team to a 2-1 overtime win over eighthranked Ohio Northern University Sept. 21 at TMC. With the win, the Saints improve to 4-2 and with the loss, the Polar Bears fall to 6-2. ONU took a 1-0 lead at the 58:29 mark when Jeremy Barnes scored on a penalty kick. Thomas More tied the match at 1-1 at the 72:37 mark when senior midfielder Jack Little scored off a cross from freshman defender RJ Best. At the 99:02 mark in the first overtime Morgan scored the Saints’ game-winning goal unassisted. Junior goalkeeper Matt Kees (Scott) played all 99:02 in goal and allowed one goal, while recording two saves. » The Thomas More College women’s soccer team shut out Ohio Northern University, 2-0. With the win, the Saints improve to 5-1-1 and with the loss, the Polar Bears fall to 4-3-1. Thomas More took a 1-0 lead at the 72:40 mark when freshman midfielder Taylor Robinson (Campbell County High School) scored off an assist from junior midfielder Emilee Buchanan. Freshman defender Laura Felix (Burlington, Ky./ St. Henry) added an insurance goal at the 85:26 mark to give the Saints a 2-0 lead. Freshman goalkeeper Megan Barton (Florence, Ky./Villa Madonna) played all 90 minutes in goal to post the shutout win, while recording three saves.

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vue the first game, has been out since. “We are really thin right now and we haven’t had that issue in the four previous years,” Barth said. “We’re happy to be 4-1 but we would like to be healthier. Our guys are battling through. That’s the thing we’ve got to do. That’s what we stress, next man up, play to the best of your ability.” The offensive line, anchored by veterans Ben

Whalen (senior) and David Carr (junior) and supplemented by younger players such as Noah Martin and Danny Martin, has prospered. Mason Compton and the Latimores, Chris and Will, have anchored the rushing attack this season and have combined for 18 total touchdowns through five games. “We’ve had great leadership from Mason Compton and Chris Latimore,” Barth said. “Justin Kline has matured at QB. We’ve been able to throw the football more this year than we have in the past.”

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EDITORIALS | LETTERS | COLUMNS | CH@TROOM

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Take responsibility for trash

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We are Cooper FFA, and we took part in the Trash for Cash Program with Boone County Solid Waste Management. We cleaned up five miles between Camp Ernst and Longbranch roads near Randall K. Cooper High School on the afternoon of Sept. 9. This was one of our kickoff events for our chapter having members help out the community. Before we went out, we had a group talk with our advisor, Mr. White, making sure that we kept our eyes out for anything harmful. We made sure we looked out for each other on the roadways. I have never quite understood how litter ever gets to the ground, or why it’s so hard to throw away your own trash. It upsets me that people can be lazy about even the simple things in life like cleaning up after yourselves. It’s not our job or another person’s job to pick up another’s trash. We live in a very nice town, but who wants to come here and see nasty trash all over the sides of the road? Not me. I want to live somewhere that we don’t have trash or dangerous items littering our roadways. Even though we made a clean change around our school and community, it will only last for a short time until more trash is thrown out the window of passing cars. It’s really hard to try when others don’t care. If people just recycle more or even keep a trash bag in their car then our litter problem would be over. Let’s join together and keep our roads beautiful and clean. Nicole Reed Union

Boone Co. team helps clean roads

Dressed in an orange vest, brown work gloves and work boots, the Boone County High School boys cross country team and adult volunteers picked up trash to perform a community service and to participate in Boone County’s Trash for Cash program, Sept.

“It is good to have the experience,” said senior Lukas Myers. The teens began their work Saturday morning on Ted Bushelman Blvd. and Aero Parkway in Florence. The crew encountered a wide variety of highway trash, from cardboard and plastic foam to diapers and snakes. “The work is moderately easy,” said 16-year-old crew member Brandon Beneker. “Someone has to do it.” The team members enjoyed their time working together on the project and developed an appreciation for keeping public spaces clean. “The cleanup program was beneficial for our team in a few ways” said coach Terry Wyatt. “The team earned much-needed funds for cross country meet entry fees this season and the students have learned to think twice before throwing trash out on their public roads.” Terry Wyatt Florence

Cleanup helps foster-care program

I am writing to tell you about our experience with the Boone County Trash for Cash program. This is the fifth time that the NECCO-Florence office has participated in the program. We had 17 participants this year and everyone had a positive attitude about the adventure. The funds that we raise are used for children who are placed in our fostercare program. This gives us motivation to do the job well. We split up into four teams with four to five people on each team. We were able to clean about four miles in two hours. The mass amount of cigarette butts made it take a little longer. I bet we picked up more than 500 of them. We also found bottles, fast-food bags and even a couple of needlesEEK. All and all it was a successful day and we will definitely participate in the Trash for Cash program next year. Cara Schultz Florence

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Coaches linked Boone to the world

A stentorian blast of the coach’s horn in the distance aroused any dozing hostler and hotelier alike to the arrival of the coach while yet some distance away. Unlike the studied indifference to the arrival or departure of a public conveyance today, all within hearing gathered for the event. This was their only connection with the outside world, Tom Schiffer bringing news, COMMUNITY passengers RECORDER GUEST COLUMNIST and, perhaps, a little freight and mail. A newspaper was a real treat. As it came into view, the coach rumbled forth with a driver on the box, reins in one hand and loudly cracking his whip with the other. And, yes, this was a scene repeated in Burlington, Florence, Covington and roadhouses in between and beyond. Until shortly after 1800, all travel was by boat, foot or horseback ... there being no wheeled vehicles in Kentucky at all until 1787. “Waggons” were introduced to convey freight and passengers over the crude roads. These gradually phased-out the packhorse men and later gave way to closed coaches. The Covington and Lexington Road (U.S. 25 and I-75 today) touched Boone County’s eastern edge and intersected the road to Louisville (U.S. 42). At an early date there was a line from Burlington to Covington (Route 18, linking with 25 and 42). Toll houses were erected to pay for the upkeep of the roads. One stretch of road had a toll house about every five miles. A typical coach employed six horses. Horses were flesh and blood: they required food, water and periodic rest. The hostler met

This is a toll house in Constance, circa about 1910.PROVIDED

the coach with six fresh horses and led the jaded ones to water and rest. Travelers found rest and overnight accommodations within. The number of roadhouses needed to service man and beast depended upon the steepness of the grade. Stops would be made and a flurry of activity ensued as a hostler hitched the fresh horses, passengers stretched their legs and sought quick refreshment. Pit stops at auto races today are but a present-day manifestation of the scene. Drivers were often arrogant, impatient and tough. At least one froze

Tackle your faith as you would a sport We took the plunge into tackle football with our 10year-old son this year. And for anyone who’s traveled down this path (or any other competitive sport) you know the commitment is serious. Practice three times a week and two games on the weekend. Not to mention all the time invested in fundraising. Needless to say, if I wasn’t familiar with football before, I am now. Terminology, plays, equipment – I’ve learned it all in just eight short weeks. I now watch college and professional football games with a whole new appreciation. I understand the calls – well, most of them. I see the fouls – well, some of them. Yet, I cheer and boo with a new perception that makes the game so much more enjoyable. And thank goodness, because I live with two males who can find a game to watch almost every night of the

week. This new knowledge has caused me to wonder though: what would life look like if I Julie House invested as much time in COMMUNITY RECORDER GUEST my relationCOLUMNIST ship with Christ as I have football recently? How would my life change if I “practiced” my walk three nights a week, reading the “plays” (promises) found in the bible and put them into action on the “field” of life? What would my coming week look like if on Sundays I put all that I’ve learned throughout the week into action and spent the day “playing” (in fellowship) with God and those I love? Well, if the answer is anything like football, it would

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mean that I would have a whole new appreciation for God and his plans for my life. It would mean that I would “tackle” my problems with a new “play” (approach). It would mean that I would have a whole new outlook on life. To understand God’s ways, promises and plans for my life I must invest in him. So many times we excuse ourselves from investing in our relationship with Christ because we are too busy. We are too busy with work and the extracurricular activities in life. Yet we long to understand God’s plan for us. Knowing the dangers of football, I would never send my son onto the field without the proper equipment, knowledge and coaching. Knowing the dangers in life, we should not place ourselves (or our children) on the battlefield of life without the proper equipment knowledge, and coach-

ing either. Your equipment is found in the word of God: “Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand the wiles of the devil.” (Ephesians 6:11) Your knowledge is found in God: “For the Lord is the God of knowledge.” (1 Samuel 2:3) Your coaching is found in Christ: “Blessed is the man whom you instruct, O Lord, and teach out of your law, that you may give him rest from the days of adversity.” (Psalms 94: 12-13) I pray you find time to “practice” your walk with Christ this week and be blessed with a big win. Julie House is a resident of Independence, and founder of Equipped Ministries, a Christian-based health and wellness program. She can be reached at 802-8965 or on Facebook.com/EquippedMinistries.

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to death on his box while under way ... the horses keeping the road and stopping in the roadhouse yard. Service was limited to where and when popular subscription was assured and often ran rain or shine. Fare was expensive for the six to eight passengers. Accommodations were primitive and baggage limited to ten pounds or you’d pay extra. The Gaines Tavern in Walton is a surviving example of one of Boone County’s early roadhouses. Railroads and autos gradually replaced them. For a fascinating tale of the social and economic aspects, find J. Winston Coleman Jr.’s “Stage-Coach Days in the Bluegrass” in local history department of the Main Library in Burlington. Tom Schiffer is a member of the Boone County Historic Preservation Review Board. The Boone County Historic Preservation Review Board meets at 4:00pm the second Thursday of most months. Meetings are open to the public. For more information about Historic Preservation in Boone County please contact the Review Board at 859-334-2111 or http://mbecher@boonecountyky.org. The Review Board is online at www.boonecountyky.org/pc.

CIVIC INVOLVEMENT Boone County Businessman Association

Meeting time: 11:30 a.m. final Thursday of each month Where: Florence Holiday Inn, 7905 Freedom Way, Florence Contact: Bill D’Andrea, 859-240-7692

Boone County Jaycees

Meeting time: 7 p.m. first Wednesday of each month Where: Florence Government Center, 8100 Ewing Blvd., Florence (lower level) Contact: President Katie Beagle, 859-466-8998 Description: Community and young professional organization to provide community service and leadership development.

Florence Lions Club

Meeting time: Second and fourth Wednesdays of each month Where: Lions Clubhouse, 29 LaCresta Drive, Florence Website: www.florencelions.com Contact: Membership chairman markh@tciky.com

Boone Community Recorder Editor Marc Emral memral@communitypress.com, 578-1053 Office hours: 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday See page A2 for additional contact information.


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Alan Schirtzinger, Dean Adams, Chuck Yocom, John Doubrava, Joe Baumgartner, and Jim Sholar, make the doughnuts and sell them at a previous Immaculate Heart of Mary festival. FILE PHOTO

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS CHAPTER CELEBRATING

50TH ANNIVERSARY By Stephanie Salmons

HOLY DONUTS

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Most knights are of shining-armor variety. The knights of the Knights of Columbus Bishop Ackerman Council 5453, however, are golden. The group – which includes members from three Boone County parishes Immaculate Heart of Mary in Burlington, All Saints in Walton and St. Paul in Florence – recently celebrated its 50th anniversary. Founded in August 1963, the council also included members from St. Timothy in Union and Mary, Queen of Heaven, in Erlanger until several years ago. To commemorate the occasion, a 50-foot cake was displayed, then served, at the Boone County Public Library in August. Celebrations continue Saturday, Sept. 28, with a 3 p.m. prayer service at Immaculate Heart of Mary, 5876 Veterans Way, Burlington, followed by the council’s annual picnic for members and their families. According to current Grand Knight Eric Ritchie of Burlington, the Knights of Columbus was founded in New Haven, Conn., in 1882. “It was originally formed back in the 1800s to help widows and orphans in the community if the father passed away,” he explained. The organization of Catholic men has evolved over the years because there are “different social safety nets now,” but the principles of charity, unity, fraternity and patriotism remain. This council donates money each year to St. Vincent de Paul, offers scholarships and even hosts youth contests throughout the year, Ritchie

A photo of the Knights of Columbus Council 5453 selling doughnuts in the late 1960s. From left are Ron Mintkenbaugh, Ed Boh, Clarence (Clem) Boh, Ken Hill, George Placke, and Lloyd Ehlers. THANKS TO ERIC RITCHIE

said. Recently, they purchased a $40,000 ultrasound machine for CareNet of Northern Kentucky “through the effort of our local council,” he said. Council 5453, however, is perhaps most recognized in the community for the piping hot doughnuts doled out, through the group’s Holy Donut trailer, at area events like the Boone County Fair. According to Ritchie, between local fairs, parish festivals and other events, the Knights sell between 100,000 and 120,000 doughnuts a year. The proceeds from stints at the Boone and Grant county fairs fund the group’s charitable work for the

year. When they sell doughnuts at events the remainder of the year, those proceeds can then go to the church or organization. While the group does have social activities, Ritchie said the “primary purpose of our order is charity.” “It’s a way for Catholic men to give back to the community (and) share their faith with others,” he said. “There are many avenues to do that. This is just one ... It’s good to be able to work with the members of your own parish and parishes in the community and do good.” Jim Alcorn of Florence has been a member of the Knights council since

Sanford “Sonny” Acree was an early member of the Bishop Ackerman Knights of Columbus Council 5453 and a baker who came up with the idea for offering doughnuts around 1965. Sonny, who owned Colonial Bake Shop in Park Hills, knew a baker in Harrison, Ohio, who had a kettle and made doughnuts at the fair, “so he went over and asked if he could borrow it,” said his widow, Mary Ann Acree of Erlanger. The council was new and they wanted to get information out about getting new members, she said. The doughnuts were used to attract people but “it got so people wanted to start buying them.” she said. Her husband, Acree said, would “be so happy. He’d be thrilled to death to see the state of the art trailer that they have.”

1973 and served as grand knight in 1975. He was looking to do charity work but didn’t know with whom he wanted to volunteer. “The Knights of Columbus sounded like a good way to go and it sure has been,” he said. Alcorn said he hoped the council would be remembered “for what we do and the volunteerism of the people in the group. People in the group “are just so giving,” he said, but not just within the organization. They’re “very active in their churches (and) in the community,” Alcorn continued. “I think that would be the legacy.”

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THINGS TO DO IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD FRIDAY, SEPT. 27

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Dance Classes

Senior Citizens

Masala Bhangra Workout, 6:45-8 p.m., Full Body Yoga, 7500 Oakbrook Road, Indiandance based fitness program, designed for people of all ages and fitness levels. $10. 859-6409055. Florence.

Bingo, 12:30-3 p.m., Elsmere Senior Center, 179 Dell St., 859-727-2306. Elsmere. Bingo, 12:30-2:30 p.m., Walton Multipurpose Senior and Community Center, 44 N. Main St., Presented by Walton Senior Activity Center. 859-485-7611. Walton.

Exercise Classes Jazzercise Classes, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Jazzercise Crescent Springs Center, 519 Enterprise Drive, $34 for unlimited monthly classes. 859-331-7778; jazzercise.com. Crescent Springs.

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 2 Education Wednesday Walks, 10 a.m., Boone County Arboretum at Central Park, 9190 Camp Ernst Road, Meet at Shelter 2. Onehour guided tour. Each month, different area is highlighted. Questions regarding your own landscape are welcome. Free. Presented by Boone County Arboretum. 859-586-6101; www.bcarboretum.org. Union.

Exhibits Verbum Domini Exhibit, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Creation Museum, 2800 Bullittsburg Church Road, Verbum Domini, “The Word of the Lord,” is made up of a couple dozen Bible-related items in an exhibit that celebrates God’s word throughout the ages. Daily exhibit. $29.95 ages 13-59, $23.95 ages 60 and up, $15.95 ages 5-12, free ages 4 and under. 800-778-3390; www.creationmuseum.org. Petersburg. Dragon Invasion Exhibit, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Creation Museum, 2800 Bullittsburg Church Road, Portico. Come face-to-face with tales of dragons from all over the world. View artwork and other adornments strolling beneath Chinese dragons. Learn about encounters with these beasts from China to Africa, Europe to the Americas and Australia to the Middle East. Discover what ancient historians have written about these creatures, and examine armaments that may have been used by valiant dragon slayers. Daily exhibit. $29.95 ages 13-59, $23.95 ages 60 and up, $15.95 ages 5-12, free ages 4 and under. 800-778-3390; www.creationmuseum.org. Petersburg. Dr. Crawley’s Insectorium, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Creation Museum, 2800 Bullittsburg Church Road, Near Palm Plaza and downstairs from Dinosaur Den. Learn interesting facts, such as, not all insects are bugs, but all bugs are insects. Collection represents a lifetime of collecting by Dr. Crawley. With an animatronic person, named Dr. Arthur Pod, who answers many questions about insects. Daily exhibit. Included with admission: $29.95 ages 13-59, $23.95 ages 60 and up, $15.95 ages 5-12, free ages 4 and under. 800-778-3390; www.creationmuseum.org. Petersburg.

Festivals Wiedemann’s Newport Oktoberfest, 5-11 p.m., Festival Park Newport, Riverboat Row, Large festival tents. Munich Oktoberfest style of German food, beer and music. Free. Presented by City of Newport. 513-477-3320; bit.ly/LyDrt3. Newport.

Holiday - Halloween USS Nightmare, 7 p.m.-1 a.m., BB Riverboats Newport Landing, 101 Riverboat Row, Walkthrough haunted tour built on real steamboat. Experience 30-minute tour with more than 40 areas and two levels of fright. Through Nov. 2. $18 ThursdaySunday, $13 Wednesday. Pre-

Exhibits

Eagle Bend Alpacas in Burlington welcomes the public to come celebrate National Alpaca Farm Days, Sept. 28 and 29. From noon to 5 p.m. each day, the farm is hosting a variety of activities, including educational programs, face painting for children, a coloring contest, photo opportunities, educational programs, snacks, music and more. Visit www.eaglebendalpacas.com.FILE PHOTO sented by USS Nightmare. Through Nov. 2. 859-740-2293; www.ussnightmare.com. Newport. Sandyland Acres Haunted Hayride and Farmers Revenge, 8 p.m.-midnight, Sandyland Acres, 4172 Belleview Road, Voted Best Hayride in Kentucky seven years straight, or try Farmers Revenge walk through haunted barn. Through Oct. 26. Hayride: $12. Farmers Revenge: $10. Combo: $20. 859-322-0516; www.sandylandacres.com. Petersburg.

Karaoke and Open Mic Friday Night Karaoke, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., Florence Elks Lodge 314, 7704 Dixie Highway, Karaoke and dance. Ages 21 and up. Free. 859-746-3557. Florence.

Literary - Libraries Fall Festival, 6:30 p.m., Walton Branch Library, 21 S. Main St., Games, s’mores and campfire stories. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 859-3422665; www.bcpl.org. Walton. Meet Your Match Trivia, 7 p.m., Boone County Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Registration required. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 859-342-2665. Burlington. Mahjong, 1 p.m., Scheben Branch Library, 8899 U.S. 42, 859-342-2665. Union. Make Some Noise (grades K-2), 6:30 p.m., Boone County Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Make noisy musical instruments. Free. Registration required. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 859-3422665. Burlington.

Music - Bluegrass Revival Ridge, 7 p.m., Scheben Branch Library, 8899 U.S. 42, Bluegrass gospel music. Free. 859-342-2665. Union.

Recreation Friday Night Cruise In with DJ Ray, 5-8 p.m. Cash grand prize announced., Jane’s Saddlebag, 13989 Ryle Road, Door prizes, $1 hot dogs and free color photo.

Bring car for discounted meals. Free. 859-384-6617. Union.

Senior Citizens Euchre Tournament, noon-2 p.m., Walton Multipurpose Senior and Community Center, 44 N. Main St., Presented by Walton Senior Activity Center. 859-485-7611. Walton.

SATURDAY, SEPT. 28 Benefits Benefit for Jackie Kelch Waite, 7:30 p.m.-midnight, Richwood Station, 10915 Dixie Highway, Funds help Jackie’s cost of second fight against cancer. Music by Doghouse, Chinese raffles, split the-pot, raffle, bake sale, food, beer, wine and more. Ages 18 and up. $25 single, $45 couple. Reservations required. Presented by Friends and Family of Jackie Waite. 859-816-1647. Walton.

Festivals Wiedemann’s Newport Oktoberfest, noon-11 p.m., Festival Park Newport, Free. 513-4773320; bit.ly/LyDrt3. Newport. Taste of the Levee, noon-7 p.m. Music by Chuck Brisbin and the Tuna Project noon-3 p.m. and Zack Attack 3:30-7 p.m., Newport on the Levee, 1 Levee Way, Riverwalk Level. Each food item $3 or less. Features Levee eatery options showcasing each tenant’s diversity in food choice. Free. 859-581-9000; www.newportonthelevee.com. Newport. Pawapalooza, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Boone County Fairgrounds, 5819 Idlewild Road, Music, K9 5K, animal adoptions, concessions and vendors, costume contest, games and inflatables for children and more. Benefits Boone County Animal Shelter. $5, free for children. Presented by Boone County Animal Shelter. 859-5865285. Burlington.

Holiday - Halloween Sandyland Acres Haunted Hayride and Farmers Revenge, 8 p.m.-midnight, Sandyland Acres, Hayride: $12. Farmers Revenge: $10. Combo: $20. 859-322-0516; www.sandylandacres.com. Petersburg.

To submit calendar items, go to www.cincinnati.com and click on “Share!” Send digital photos to life@communitypress.com along with event information. Items are printed on a spaceavailable basis with local events taking precedence. Deadline is two weeks before publication date. To find more calendar events, go to www.cincinnati.com and choose from a menu of items in the Entertainment section on the main page. www.creationmuseum.org. Petersburg. Dragon Invasion Exhibit, noon-6 p.m., Creation Museum, $29.95 ages 13-59, $23.95 ages 60 and up, $15.95 ages 5-12, free ages 4 and under. 800-778-3390; www.creationmuseum.org. Petersburg. Dr. Crawley’s Insectorium, noon-6 p.m., Creation Museum, Included with admission: $29.95 ages 13-59, $23.95 ages 60 and up, $15.95 ages 5-12, free ages 4 and under. 800-778-3390; www.creationmuseum.org. Petersburg.

Festivals Wiedemann’s Newport Oktoberfest, noon-9 p.m., Festival Park Newport, Free. 513-4773320; bit.ly/LyDrt3. Newport. Art Off Pike Arts and Music Festival, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., MainStrasse Village, Main Street, Pike and Seventh between Madison and Russell. Art, music, food and entertainment. Free. Presented by Covington Arts District - Full Spectrum. 859-491-0458; artoffpike.org. Covington.

Music - Big Band Jammin’ at Jane’s, 3-6 p.m., Jane’s Saddlebag, 13989 Ryle Road, Free. 859-384-6617; www.janessaddlebag.com. Union.

MONDAY, SEPT. 30 Civic Tea Party Meeting, 6-8 p.m., Sub Station II, 7905 Dream St., Meet and discuss limited government, free markets and fiscal responsibility. Free. Presented by Grassroots Tea Party of Boone County. Through Dec. 29. 859586-9207; www.teapartyboonecounty.org. Florence.

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Exercise Classes

Cincinnati Arts Association Presents: Chicka Chicka Boom Boom (all ages), 2 p.m., Scheben Branch Library, 8899 U.S. 42, Help musician Stan Ginn create music using buckets, pipes, plastic barrels and flower pots. Free. 859-342-2665. Union.

Gentle Yoga, 6 p.m., Boone County Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Learn basic postures and flows. Bring yoga mat. $25 per month. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 859-342-2665. Burlington. Yoga, 7 p.m., Boone County Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Hatha yoga postures, breathing techniques and meditation. Bring yoga mat. $25 per month. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 859-3422665. Burlington. Jazzercise Classes, 8-9 a.m. and 9:30-10:30 a.m. and 4:30-5:30 p.m. and 6-7 p.m., Jazzercise Crescent Springs Center, $34 for unlimited monthly classes. 859-331-7778; jazzercise.com. Crescent Springs. Zumba, 6 p.m., Scheben Branch Library, 8899 U.S. 42, Registration required. 859-342-2665. Union.

Runs / Walks Pawapalooza K9 5K, 8:30-10 a.m., England-Idlewild Park, 5550 Idlewild Road, Park Shelter No. 2. Run/walk with or without pet. Free T-shirt with registration. Benefits Boone County Animal Shelter. $20, includes free admission to Pawapalooza following race. Registration required. Presented by Boone County Animal Shelter. 859-3342117; racewire.com. Burlington.

The Boone Animal Shelter presents its Pawapalooza celebration, Saturday, Sept. 28, at the Boone County Fairgrounds. Proceeds benefit the shelter’s medical treatment program, which helped save June Bug (pictured), June Bug, a puppy who came in near death, extremely emaciated and with a leg deformity. Call 859-586-5285.THANKS TO SLOANE LEE

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SUNDAY, SEPT. 29 Exhibits Verbum Domini Exhibit, noon-6 p.m., Creation Museum, $29.95 ages 13-59, $23.95 ages 60 and up, $15.95 ages 5-12, free ages 4 and under. 800-778-3390;

Literary - Libraries In the Loop, 10 a.m., Florence Branch Library, 7425 U.S. 42, Knit or crochet in relaxed,

friendly company. Free. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 859-342-2665; www.bcpl.org. Florence.

Senior Citizens Yoga Fitness for Seniors, 12:30-1:30 p.m., Walton Multipurpose Senior and Community Center, 44 N. Main St., Presented by Walton Senior Activity Center. 859-485-7611. Walton.

TUESDAY, OCT. 1 Exercise Classes Zumba Fitness, 7:15-8 p.m., Full Body Yoga, 7500 Oakbrook Road, $50 for 10 classes, $7 drop in. 859-640-9055. Florence.

Exhibits Verbum Domini Exhibit, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Creation Museum, $29.95 ages 13-59, $23.95 ages 60 and up, $15.95 ages 5-12, free ages 4 and under. 800-778-3390; www.creationmuseum.org. Petersburg. Dragon Invasion Exhibit, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Creation Museum, $29.95 ages 13-59, $23.95 ages 60 and up, $15.95 ages 5-12, free ages 4 and under. 800-778-3390; www.creationmuseum.org. Petersburg. Dr. Crawley’s Insectorium, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Creation Museum, Included with admission: $29.95 ages 13-59, $23.95 ages 60 and up, $15.95 ages 5-12, free ages 4 and under. 800-778-3390; www.creationmuseum.org. Petersburg.

Literary - Libraries Bridge, 12:30-3 p.m., Scheben Branch Library, 8899 U.S. 42, Open play. Presented by Florence Branch Library. 859-342-

Verbum Domini Exhibit, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Creation Museum, $29.95 ages 13-59, $23.95 ages 60 and up, $15.95 ages 5-12, free ages 4 and under. 800-778-3390; www.creationmuseum.org. Petersburg. Dragon Invasion Exhibit, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Creation Museum, $29.95 ages 13-59, $23.95 ages 60 and up, $15.95 ages 5-12, free ages 4 and under. 800-778-3390; www.creationmuseum.org. Petersburg. Dr. Crawley’s Insectorium, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Creation Museum, Included with admission: $29.95 ages 13-59, $23.95 ages 60 and up, $15.95 ages 5-12, free ages 4 and under. 800-778-3390; www.creationmuseum.org. Petersburg.

Mom’s Clubs MOMS Next, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Florence United Methodist Church, 8585 Old Toll Road, Hot breakfast provided along with speaker topics relevant to mothers of children in grades 1-12. Free childcare provided. Free. 859-371-7961; www.florenceumc.com. Florence.

Support Groups DivorceCare Support Group, 6:30-8 p.m., Florence United Methodist Church, 8585 Old Toll Road, Those suffering from experiencing separation or divorce heal and find hope in shared experiences. Child care provided. $15. Registration required. 859-371-7961. Florence.

THURSDAY, OCT. 3 Literary - Libraries Bridge, 12:30-3 p.m., Scheben Branch Library, 859-342-2665. Union.

Senior Citizens Bingo, 12:30-2:30 p.m., Walton Multipurpose Senior and Community Center, 859-485-7611. Walton.

Support Groups Prayers for Prodigals: Support for Families of Loved Ones with Addictions., 7-8:30 p.m., Oak Ridge Baptist, 6056 Taylor Mill Road, Prayer, support and counseling group for families of loved ones with addictions. Free. 859-512-9991. Independence.

The Fort Thomas Merchants and Music Festival, featuring headliner John Michael Montgomery, is 2-11 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28. Visit merchantsandmusic.com.FILE PHOTO


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Warm up with dinner rolls, pot pie I’ve told you before how this column “connects” all of us. There’s not a week that goes by that I don’t hear from someone telling me about a new recipe they’ve tried, or a treasured one they want to share. It’s all about food, family and friends. Laurie Bredenfoerder’s story about her Rita homemade Heikenfeld lasagna is RITA’S KITCHEN one of those priceless gems. After she read my recipe for easy lasagna using no-cook lasagna noodles, she told me it’s not so bad to use the no-cook noodles, but “They may be hard to find or more costly than the mundane ones. If so, I can do much better.” Laurie sent me her recipe for her family’s favorite, which she has been making for 25-plus years using any kind of lasagna noodle right out of the box. She’s never had a problem with using them and her lasagna turns out perfect, every time. “Great for a large gathering and this may well be the perfect lasagna recipe. It’s a legend in our family”, she said. Unfortunately, the recipe is too long to share here so I’ll put it on my blog. But don’t let that hold you back. I can’t wait to try Laurie’s recipe and I want you to try it, too.

Dairy-free, cholesterol-free, low-fat dinner rolls Don’t be squeamish about the ingredients

us, I knew I’d get requests for this favorite pot pie. You can buy pearl onions frozen and just pour out what you need.

⁄8 cup frozen peas ⁄4 cup frozen sliced carrots 6 cooked pearl onions 1 ⁄2 cup (3 oz.) diced cooked chicken, cut 1/2- to 3/4-inch chunks 3 ⁄4 cup sauce 1 oz. to 2 oz. pastry, to cover pie 1

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Rita’s dinner rolls are non-dairy thanks to the powdered creamer in the recipe.THANKS TO RITA HEIKENFELD

here. Powdered creamer is used by more than a few bakers to achieve a nice-tasting, dairyfree dinner roll. Check out the photo of the batch I made. They taste as good as they look. The diabetic exchange is 11/2 starch, 1/2 fat for each roll. You can do this by hand or machine. 1 tablespoon rapid-rise yeast plus a couple pinches sugar (don’t use regular active yeast) 21⁄4 cups warm water (110-115 degrees) 1 ⁄3 cup sugar 1 ⁄3 shortening 1 ⁄4 cup powdered non-dairy creamer 21⁄4 teaspoons salt 5-6 cups bread flour

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Dissolve yeast and pinches of sugar in warm water. In a mixing bowl, add sugar, shortening, creamer, salt and 5 cups flour.

Add yeast and mix well on low speed. Turn to medium and beat until smooth. Add more flour if necessary to make a soft, but sticky dough. Either knead it for 6-8 minutes by machine or by hand. If doing by hand, turn out on floured surface. Knead until smooth, like a baby’s bottom. Place in bowl coated with cooking spray, turning once to coat top. Cover and let rise until doubled, about one hour. Punch down and turn out onto lightly floured surface; divide into 18 to 24 pieces. Shape each piece into a roll. Place two inches apart on sprayed baking sheets. Cover and let rise until doubled, 30-45 minutes. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown.

Shillito’s individual chicken pot pie

With the chilly weather soon to be upon

Cook frozen peas and carrots and drain. Put chicken into small casserole and add veggies. Pour sauce over and bake at 350 degrees until bubbly. Serve with pastry top over casserole dish. (I’m assuming you bake the pastry separate). Makes one pie.

Pot pie sauce 3 tablespoons margarine 11⁄2 tablespoons flour

cutting or cooking. To easily make winter squash puree, cut the squash Diane into large Mason pieces. Remove EXTENSION NOTES the seeds and fibrous matter. Place in the oven at 400 degrees for as much as an hour, or until the flesh is tender. Remove from the oven and allow to cool for easy handling. Scrape the flesh from the skin. Large pieces may also be steamed in a basket or rack in a large pan with 1-2 inches of boiling water. Cover the pan tightly and steam for 30-40 minutes. Cooked squash may be stored for up to five days in the refrigerator. It will keep frozen for up to a year. Try the following Plate it Up Kentucky Proud recipe featuring winter squash. Plate it Up Kentucky Proud is a partnership project between the University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension

Service, the Kentucky Department of Agriculture and the University of Kentucky School of Human Environmental Sciences. Visit www.ky proud.com/recipes.

Glazed butternut squash with carrots and turnips Yield: eight half-cup servings. Ingredients: cooking spray, 1½ cups cubed butternut squash, 1½ cups sliced carrots, 1½ cups cubed peeled turnips, 4 teaspoons oil, ½ teaspoon salt, ¼ teaspoon pepper and 2 tablespoons maple syrup. Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Coat a 9x13inch baking dish with cooking spray. Combine the vegetables, oil, salt, and pepper in the baking dish. Bake uncovered for 10 minutes. Remove from oven, stir in syrup, and bake an additional 20 minutes.

Melt margarine, add flour and mix well. Add stock, cook and stir until creamy. Add pepper.

Tips from readers’ kitchens

Key lime cake glaze: Dot, an Erlanger reader, made the yummy key lime cake published, but said the glaze was runny and too intensely flavored for her palate. Next time she’ll use two cups powdered sugar and start with two tablespoons lime juice and two tablespoons water and go from there. Rita Nader Heikenfeld is an herbalist, educator and author. Find her blog online at Cincinnati.Com/blogs. Email her at columns@communitypress.com with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Call 513-248-7130, ext. 356.

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Column: Get ready for winter squash Winter squash is appearing in local markets. In addition to the familiar pumpkin, there are other varieties that come in many shapes and colors. Winter squash has a tough outer rind, or skin, that is removed prior to eating. The many varieties can be baked, steamed, boiled or microwaved. Recipes featuring winter squash range from appetizers to desserts. Winter squash is a wonderful source of beta-carotene. Betacarotene may reduce the risk of some types of cancer. It is also rich in nutrients associated with eye health and reduced risk of cataracts and age-related macular degeneration. Pick winter squash that is heavy for its size with few or no blemishes or soft spots. It is best if the stem is attached. The flesh of one variety of winter squash may be substituted for another in most recipes. Scrub the outer surfaces of winter squash with a stiff brush and plenty of clean water prior to

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SCREENINGS ARE $25 EACH.

The upcoming schedule for Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm, Carotid Artery Disease and Peripheral Arterial Disease screenings includes: OCTOBER 4 St. Charles Community, Covington, KY 10am – 2pm OCTOBER 7 Bank of Kentucky, Independence, KY 10am – 2pm OCTOBER 10 Kroger Marketplace, Hebron, KY 9am – 1pm OCTOBER 11 Kroger Marketplace, Walton, KY 10am – 2pm OCTOBER 12 Immaculate Heart of Mary, Burlington, KY 8am – 1pm OCTOBER 14 Kroger, Burlington, KY 2 – 7pm OCTOBER 15 St. Elizabeth Florence 12 – 6pm OCTOBER 16 Kroger Crossroads, Cold Spring, KY 1 – 5pm OCTOBER 17 St. Elizabeth Edgewood 8am – 2pm OCTOBER 19 Grants Lick Baptist Church, Alexandria, KY 8am – 12pm OCTOBER 28 Remke Biggs, Hebron, KY 10am – 2pm OCTOBER 30 Gallatin Co. Library, Warsaw, KY 2 – 6pm

Call 859 – 301 – WELL (9355) to schedule an appointment.

Atrial Fibrillation and Stroke Prevention with Dr. J. Christian Hays and Dr. James Bardgett.

St. Elizabeth is working to better identify cardiovascular disease, as well as to prevent stroke and cardiac emergencies. The CardioVascular Mobile Health Unit extends the experience and excellence of St. Elizabeth Heart and Vascular Institute by providing screenings, risk appraisals and education in our community, where you can easily access our services.

Wednesday, October 9 9:30 – 11 a.m. The Marquise Event Center 1016 Town Drive Wilder, KY 41071

Diane Mason is county extension agent for family and consumer sciences at the Boone County Cooperative Extension Service.

FREE breakfast provided, Blood Pressure screenings and door prizes. Limited Seating, to RSVP call 859-301-WELL (9355) CE-0000537418


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Blue Ash company sued by state A company I reported on earlier this year has been sued by the state of Ohio for, among other things, taking advantage of elderly and low-income people. Queen City Script Care, of Blue Ash, was to provide discounted prescription medication to those in need, but is being accused of making unauthorized withdrawals from consumer’s bank accounts and failing to provide refunds. Back in February, I reported on the complaints I received from many of the company’s customers. People like Krystal Beckelhimer, of Georgetown, who said, “The company worked good for about two months. I got my medicine, paid $30, and then all of a sudden I wasn’t getting any medicine and he basically said, “’Well, it’s on the way.’” Beckelhimer had complained to company owner Tom Fenske, but says she was still charged $30 monthly even though she wasn’t getting her medicine. Then, she says, Queen City Script Care took multiple charges out of her bank account in the same month. Ruth Hill of Versailles also had multiple payments taken from her bank account. “The problem started when there were four

withdrawals in May,” she says. Her husband, Clarence, was paying the company Howard $40 a Ain month and HEY HOWARD! also had multiple withdrawals from his account in one month. Missing medicine and multiple withdrawals were also big problems for Betty Goodman of Georgetown, who complained to Fenske. “One month he took out $30 from my checking account six times. I went to the bank three times to stop the payments,” she said. Goodman is also upset because they kept taking money for medicine for her husband Larry – months after he died. “I kept calling the office and saying, ‘Why are you taking money for Larry? He’s dead, he’s not getting no medicine.’” Many consumers said they only way they stopped those payments was to close their bank account. Queen City Script Care President Tom Fenske wouldn’t do an interview with me, but told me all money withdrawn by mistake was being refunded. However, the Ohio At-

torney General’s office says it has 20 unresolved complaints against the business totaling $7,141.18. In the lawsuit, the business and owners Thomas Fenske and Theresa Fenske are charged with multiple violations of the Ohio Consumer Sales Practices Act. The suit seeks restitution for consumers, injunctive relief, civil penalties, and other costs. Attorney General Mike DeWine says other consumers have been affected and he wants those who have been treated unfairly to file a complaint with his office at 800-282-0515. DeWine says, “With the upcoming heath care changes, we will continue to watch for businesses that make misleading claims about health care services.” There really is a program to help patients get free or discounted medications. It is run by the pharmaceutical companies and eligible consumers can apply for patient assistance for free. Many nonprofits offer help for no charge. Howard Ain’s column appears bi-weekly in the Community Press newspapers. He appears regularly as the Troubleshooter on WKRC-TV Local 12 News. Email him at heyhoward@local12.com.

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A cria may be born at Eagle Bend Alpacas farm during National Alpaca Days Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 28 and 29.PROVIDED

Alpacas on display during farm days Eagle Bend Alpacas farm will welcome guests from noon-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 28 and 29, on National Alpaca Farm Days. The farm, at 7812 East Bend Road, Burlington, will offer many activities, including photo ops with alpacas, viewing alpacas in their natural environment, and shopping in the farm’s Fiber & Gift Shoppe. There will be face painting for the children led by the youth group at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, a coloring contest for children 5 and under, a fiber-to-fashion educational display, bluegrass music provided by

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and now there are more than 160,000 registered alpacas in the U.S. Eagle Bend is the largest alpaca farm in Northern Kentucky, with a herd of 148. Crias (the offspring of the alpaca) are due for delivery, so it’s possible there may be a birth during the farm day weekend. Alpacas are environmentally friendly and beneficial to the land. They are known as the “green” livestock. To learn more about Eagle Bend and alpacas, go to www.eaglebend alpacas.com, visit the farm (call for an appointment at 859-750-3560), or attend Farm Day.

Fundraiser helps bring warmth with scarves Recorder Contributor

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East Fork Junction, snacks available for purchase by Big Dave (formerly of Central House Diner). Free parking is and admission is only $1 per person. For the past seven years, Eagle Bend has hosted the public on this weekend, and each year, attendance has grown. This is a day for families to enjoy time on the farm to relax and see our alpacas. Alpacas are cousins to the llama and are beautiful, intelligent animals native to the Andean Mountain range of South America. The United States first commercially imported alpacas in 1984,

It started 10 years ago with just six women knitting scarves for the needy. Now Scarf It Up For Those In Need is looking to provide almost 10,000 scarves this winter to needy people in the greater Cincinnati area. Tammy Simpson, the executive director of Scarf It Up and CEO of its parent organization Shoulder to Shoulder Inc, said they will provide scarves, hats and gloves to 64 agencies in Northern Kentucky and have also begun working with the Freestore Foodbank and St. Vincent de Paul in Cincinnati. Scarf It Up For Those In Need is in its10th year and Simpson said it just keeps growing. “This was really a hobby that became a passion that has turned into a ministry,” Simpson said. Simpson has been knitting for many years and most of her family and

friends already have their own scarves. “Now I can make scarves for people that really need them,” she said. All scarves distributed through Scarf It Up are handmade and created by one of hundreds of volunteers. The fundraiser helps the group to provide gloves and hats to go with the scarves. The biggest event for the group is the upcoming Handbag Event at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 28, at Receptions on Donaldson Road in Erlanger. Tickets are $25 and include lunch, a musical performance by the band Rucca, door prizes, a designer purse pick one with $100 inside and a Chinese auction for 50 baskets worth $100 each. Brand name purses will also be sold at prices ranging from $5 to $50. Simpson said the event is crucial to Scarf It Up For Those in Need be-

cause it funds about 60 percent of the gloves and hats that are distributed. This year, the group is also working to raise an extra $5,000 to buy warmer gloves. Simpson said she is proud of how the community has gotten involved with donations of time, money and scarves. “Sometimes the hats, gloves and scarves are the only things keeping children warm at night,” Simpson said. Sixty-five percent of the donations are distributed to children and Newport and Covington schools. For more information on Scarf It Up for Those in Need or Shoulder to Shoulder visit the group’s Facebook page or the new website at scarfitupts.weebly.com For tickets to the Handbag Event on Saturday, Sept. 28, or for volunteer opportunities, contact Tammy Simpson at 859-802-4881.


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BRIEFLY Sheriff auxiliary having Kidsfest

The Auxiliary of the Boone County Sheriff’s Department will have the annual Kidsfest 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, in the field behind Hopeful Lutheran Church, 6430 Hopeful Church Road, Florence. On hand will be the Boone County Sheriff’s Department, with all divisions: patrol car; SWAT; crime scene; bike patrol and safety course; K-9 demonstrations, Horse demonstrations; Boone County Water Rescue with the boat; EMA and the hazmat truck; Boone County Public Safety Communication Center; the UC medical helicopter will land onto the field at12:30 p.m., and more. There will be free hot dogs compliments of Bluegrass Meats, free Cheese Coneys compliments of Gold Star, free sodas compliments of Kroger. This is a day for children and parents to meet their first responders, ask questions, see equipment and learn all about those who keep us all safe. It is also to develop good citizenship and a positive rapport between children and law enforcement. Children can join the Junior Deputy Program. For $25 they get a hat, shirt, badge, nice certificate, sworn in like real deputies and meet quarterly for activities. For more info, call Sherry Walters at 859384-3362.

Rotary hosts golf outing

The Florence Rotary Club will host its 16th annual golf outing Friday, Oct. 4, at Hickory Sticks Golf Course, 3812 Painter Road, California. Registration is 8-9 a.m.; shotgun 9 a.m. Entry fee includes 18 hole golf cart, drinks and food on course, aware dinner and prizes. Individual registration is $70; corporate hole sponsor $125; foursome registration $260; corporate foursome $400; and gold foursome $1,000. For more information, contact Wayne Hartke at 513-383-5274.

Inspections

The Boone County Property Valuation Administrator’s office will inspectthe follwoing throughout the week of Oct. 14: Oakbrook subdivison; O’Hara Lane; Morris Woods; Stegner; Vickers Village West; O’Daniel; Devon Heights; Whitson, George; Sprucedale; Claywinn Homes; Daugherty and Taylor; Vivian Sowder; Stringtown; Gerald Deters; Ezra Fish; Pleasant Valley Acres; Gunpowder Pointe; Sunnybrook Farms; Howe Acres (Evergreen); Bel Aire Acres; Longwood Estates; Monte Vista; Johnson subdivision; Kentaboo; Lawson; Apache; Howells resub; Browning resub; and new construction throughout Boone County. Staff members will be in a marked vehicle and

have identification available upon request. For more information, contact PVA Cindy Arlinghaus atcindy.arlinghaus@boonecountyky.org.

Museum hosts science programs

Behringer-Crawford Museum offers two programs specifically for home-schooled students in the next month. » Who Wants to be a Paleontologist?: 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Friday, Sept. 27. Students are invited ties students to explore fossils found throughout N. Ky. » Ice Age Mammals: 10:30-11:30 a.m., Friday, Oct. 18. Students can learn about mastodons and woolly mammoths. For more information, email Education Director Regina Siegrist at education@bcmuseum.org or call 859-4914003.

Theater group casts December play

UNION — The Union Community Theatre has announced the cast for its December production of “It’s a Wonderful Life.” Cast and ensemble members are Garrick Straub, Russ McGee, Union Mayor Don Kirby, Logan Weinfurter, Stone Procaccino, Kim Leavens, Jody Hard de Henriquez, Kaitlyn Rawlings, Brandon Fox, Clayton Winstead, Alan Johnson, Tara Caddell, Arnie Forman, Freddy Straub, Hannah Tolson, Jami Johnson, Richelle Roth, Kayci Schmidt, Scott

Warner, Lynn Welch, Elizabeth Vandegrift, Mason Gay, Josh Galloway, Seth McKinney, Eve Roth, Abby Johnson, Steve Rawlings, Hannah Johnson, Carly Johnson, Lydia Gay and Reina Henriquez. Productions are planned for 8 p.m. Dec. 5-7 and 2 p.m. Dec. 7-8 at the Union Community Building, 10087 Old Union Road, Union. Tickets are available beginning Oct. 1 from a cast member; at the Union City Building, 1843 Mt. Zion Road, Union; or online at showtix4u.com. Cost is $10 for adults and $8 for students under 18 and seniors over 65.

Bullittsville church hosts senior fair

The Bullittsville Christian (Disciples of Christ) Church, at 3094 Petersburg Road in Burlington, will host a Senior Resource Fair, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26. The church seeks both public and private agencies; table space is free. The church is especially interested in ways seniors can be involved in the community and ways they can improve their personal well being. For more information, call Kathy (event chair) at 859-653-9210 or Pastor Trish at 859-689-7215, or email seniorresourcefair@gmail.com.

Rotary hears about Cincinnati developments Community Recorder

Who knew there were so many exciting signs of progress everywhere in the city of Cincinnati. The Florence Rotary Club hosted Jason Barron, director of public affairs for the city and Office of the Mayor. Barron updated the group on past projects as well as upcoming development activities. There has been a concerted effort by Mayor Mark Mallory to enhance the city’s image as a destination and economic hub. Over the course of the last eight years many high profile projects have been undertaken as part of the efforts to reinvigorate the city’s downtown. One of the initial efforts to re-image and re energize the downtown was the renovation of Fountain Square. The square has gone from a drab concrete jungle to an open and inviting public space hosting numerous events. A key factor in rejuvenating it has been programming events to draw people into the downtown area. Fountain Square has a website devoted to promoting the programming there, which offers something for everyone year round. The goal is to continue the momentum in creating space that will attract new residents, jobs and investment in the city. Projects recently an-

nounced span six Cincinnati neighborhoods and include the second phase of the Banks, the new headquarters for the small business incubator Cintrifuse, and 575 new apartments in several different projects. Phase one of the $675 million Banks project is complete. The second phase will include 305 apartments and 21,000 square feet of retail space, which may include a grocery store. A new apartment tower, with 111 apartments, will be built at Seventh Street and Broadway. The seven stories of apartments are being constructed on top of the city owned parking garage that was built in 2003. Future projects include a new mixed-use development in Northside by Hamilton and Blue Rock LLC. For information about weekly meetings, guest speakers and community service opportunities of the Florence Rotary Club, contact Billy Santos, president, at 859-4262285, or online at wsantos@bankofky.com. Visit the group’s web site at www.florencerotary.org. Florence Rotary meets weekly on Mondays at noon at the Airport Hilton Hotel in Florence. Submitted by Greta Southard

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4C for Children, the region’s leading resource in early education and care, will honor three individuals for their work ensuring bright futures for children in Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky. The Champions for Children Celebration will be Feb. 1 at the Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza. The 2013 honorees are: » Brent Cooper, cochair of Read On!, the Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky multi-year regional campaign for early gradelevel reading, and member of the Northern Kentucky Education Council Board. He is president/ owner of C-Forward, an IT services company. He lives in Fort Thomas. » Alfonso Cornejo, the force behind the book and play titled “City of Immi-

grants,” an “anti-bullying education tool” for local school-age children. President of AC & Consulting Associates, a business consulting firm, and longtime president of the Hispanic Chamber Cincinnati USA, he lives in Montgomery. » Buffie Rixey, immediate past president and current member of the board of Kindervelt City Wide and a longtime supporter of child-related causes. During her twoyear presidency of Kindervelt, she raised over $1 million for Cincinnati Children’s Division of Asthma Research. She lives in Indian Hill. This is the eighth year 4C has named Champions for Children. A special feature of this year’s event will be an aerial performance by Susie Wil-

liams as guests transition from a 6:30 p.m. cocktail reception into the Hall of Mirrors for the program, dinner and dancing. “4C is in a unique position to turn the spotlight on those who work to ensure a bright future for the children of our community,” says 4C President/CEO Sallie Westheimer. “By so doing, 4C hopes to inspire others to become involved in addressing our community’s continuing need to ensure that all children have a positive experience and are prepared for success in school and life.” This year’s event will also include presentation of the third annual Champions for Children: The Next Generation award to a project involving high school students taking action on behalf of the chil-

dren of our community – or of our world. 4C’s goal in presenting this award, according to Westheimer, is to “reinforce in the leaders of tomorrow the importance of investing in the children of today--especially those from birth to age 8.” The deadline for nominations is October 1. More about this award and a nomination form at www.4cforchildren.org. Co-chairs Ann Williams and Victoria Ames are leading the 4C Champions for Children Committee which includes: Lisa Cooper, Tiffiny Grale Dawson, Marla Hurston Fuller, Katie Hayden, Mary Kay Irwin, Carole Rigaud, Jennifer Saporito, Merri Gaither Smith, Keisha Steward, Patti Towbin and Joelle Tunning.


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High school class lunches in Dry Ridge Walton Verona High School class of 1951 had their September luncheon at the Country Grill in Dry Ridge. Wanda Caldwell Iseral was celebrating her birthday on Sept. 2. The class welcomed two guests of Betty Rogers – Dixie Dunch and Frances Reynolds of Lexington. Bonnie Renaker was joined by her two daughters, Tammy Staggs and Diane Tucker. The class will travel to Smithfield, Ky., on Oct. 2 to enjoy lunch at the old mill restaurant, Our Best. Their specialty is “home cookin’” with homemade pies. ■ It is Shoebox season again. Walton First Baptist has been designated the collection center for the Operation Christmas Child for the seven counties in Northern Kentucky. Nov. 18-25 is collection week. Contact Debbie Mulford and Barb Schadler for information of specific items for age groups to be included in the boxes. You may also go to web sites: Clipwithpurpose.com or Samaratinspurse.org. It is not too early to start planning. The goal is 800 shoeboxes. A workshop is being planned to make some of the items to be

included in the boxes. ■ Peggy and Buddy Gray will be Guest celeColumnist brating their COMMUNITY 50th RECORDER GUEST COLUMNIST wedding anniversary on Saturday, Sept. 28. Their children Dwayne and Beth are inviting family and friends to join in the celebration at the Walton Senior Center from 2-4:00 pm. Buddy and Peggy have requested no gifts, but if you would like to make a donation to the Walton Verona Veteran’s Memorial, they would really appreciate it. The city of Walton is planning to erect a Purple Heart memorial at the site this year. All gifts would go to support this project. ■ Congratulations to Mike Daniels of Piner for receiving national recognition as a driver employee of the Castellini Co. Castellini Co. is one of the largest distributors of fresh food products in the United States. Mike had driven for over 30 years without an accident. Mike

and his wife, Donna Jean flew to Washington, D.C., this past week to accept this prestigious award. ■ Some more winners in Old Fashion Day activities were » Two-mile Run – Taylor Clark (first place male) – Bianca Orega (first place female). Rob Hartman (second place male). Natasha Sydnor (secons place female). » Cornhole Tournament – first place – Guy Pedersen from Independence and Scott Young from Verona. Second place – Ron Wilhoite from Union and Steve Simpson from Ryland Heights. » Old Fashion Day Hoops for Vets Tournament – Storm Mason, Josh Jump, Adam Prince and Patrick Spoonamore – first place team. » Charles “Hunkie” Holder of Covington was visiting in Walton on Saturday. If you would like to give him a call, phone number is 859-2836659. ■ Happy Belated Birthday wishes to Jean Phipps last week. Happy Belated first birthday to my great grandson Preston Edward Ridner on Sept. 11. The fantastic birthday

party was on Sunday at Aunt Lee Ann and David Brooks at Dry Ridge. Approximately 40 old and young kids enjoyed all the food, games and fun, especially the cotton candy and popcorn made on site. Preston is the son of Josh and Kristen Glenn Ridner.

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DEATHS Eric Barnett Eric Barnett, 36, of Burlington, died Sept. 14, 2013, at his home. Survivors include his parents, James and Ruth Barnett of Burlington; brother, Mark Barnett of Elsmere; sisters, Debra Imholt of Burlington, and Julie Lancaster of Petersburg.

Russell Class Sr. Russell A. Class Sr., 93, of Florence, formerly of Fort Thomas, died Sept. 18, 2013, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood.

He was a salesman driver for the Red Top Brewery for many years, later retired from the Prestige Donut Co. where he worked in transportation, was member of St. Timothy Parish in Union, and was an Army veteran of World War II. His wife, Ruth Helen Class, and son, Russell A. Class Jr., died previously. Survivors include his daughter, Regina Watson; grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Interment with military hon-

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Peggy Dillion Peggy Sue Dillion, 64, of Erlanger, died Sept. 12, 2013, at her home. She was a homemaker, 1968 graduate of Simon Kenton High School, and avid reader of romance novels. Her parents, Elmer and Rose Smith, died previously. Survivors include her husband, Noah Blain Dillion of Erlanger; sons, Noah Blain Jr. of Erlanger, and Anthony Edward of Erlanger; and four grandchildren. Memorials: fund to aid with final arrangements, care of any Fifth Third Bank location. Unused portions will be donated to Hospice of the Bluegrass.

Ronald Ginzinger Ronald F. Ginzinger, 74, of Burlington, died Sept. 12, 2013. He was a retired salesman for Rockcastle Oldsmobile-Cadillac, and part-time sales assistant for Arlinghaus Builders. His brother, Richard Ginzinger, died previously. Survivors include his wife, Charlene Ginzinger; daughters, Sandra Haupt, Rhonda Lane and Brenda Ginzinger; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Memorials: American Cancer Society; or the Kidney Foundation.

Merilyn Godbey Merilyn R. Boyd Godbey, 94, of Florence, died Sept. 13, 2013, at the Florence Park Care Center. She was a retired LPN with Bethesda Hospital in Cincinnati, and was an animal lover. Her husband, Cornelius Rothe, and son, Norman Rothe, died previously. Survivors include her husband, Herman Godbey; son, Neil Rothe; and three grandchildren. Burial was at Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Memorials: SPCA, 3949 Colerain Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45223.

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John Jacob John H. Jacob, 66, of Bellevue, died Sept. 14, 2013, at St. Elizabeth Fort Thomas. He worked at Bob Sumerel Tire Co. for many years. Survivors include his sons,

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. To contact your local police department: Boone County Sheriff Mike Helmig at 334-2175; Florence Police Chief Tom Szurlinski at 6475420.

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Henrietta Johnson Henrietta Johnson, 93, of Florence, died Sept. 12, 2013. She was a homemaker and secretary for the family business, Johnson Waterproofing, and member of Florence Baptist Church at Mount Zion. Her husband, Charles R. Johnson, died previously. Survivors include her son, Robert H. “Bob” Johnson; daughter, Winnie S. Wilder; sisters, Lucy Marie Gray and Mabel Rodamer; and two grandchildren. Burial was at Hebron Lutheran Cemetery. Memorials: Florence Baptist Church at Mount Zion; or New Banklick Baptist Church.

John Kathman John J. “Johnny” Kathman, 85, of Edgewood, died Sept. 10, 2013. He was an Army veteran, and co-owner of the Cincinnati Paper Co. Survivors include his wife, Carol Kathman; children, Jack Kathman of Florence, Joy Tindera of Cincinnati, and Tim Kathman of Alameda, Calif.; siblings, Elaine Manilla of Huntington, W.V., Rodger, William, Philip, Don and Blanche; and five grandchildren. Interment was at St. John Cemetery. Memorials: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38148; or Congregation of Divine Providence Mission Ministry, 5300 St. Anne Drive, Melbourne, KY 41059.

Karen Noble Karen J. Noble, 60, of Union, died Sept. 10, 2013, at her residence. She was a retired mortgage officer. Survivors include her husband, James J. Noble; son, James Scott Noble; daughter, Elizabeth Brooke Lubbe; brother, Robert Ehrenschwender; and four grandchildren. Burial was at Rice Cemetery in Union. Memorials: Hospice of the

Bluegrass, 7388 Turfway Road, Florence, KY 41042.

Clara Reed Clara Louise Reed, 89, of Erlanger, died Sept. 7, 2013, at her home. She was a homemaker, member of Sodus Bay Presbyterian Church, attended Syracuse University, and held her private pilot’s license. Her husband, Arthur R. Reed; son, Ty Reed; and granddaughter, Cherish Reed, died previously. Survivors include her sons, Art and Paul Reed, both of Florence; daughters, Linda Reed of Tuscon, Ariz., and Kathy Baldwin of Athens, Ohio; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Interment was at Sodus Cemetery.

Doris Scott Doris L. Scott, 81, of Florence, died Sept. 13, 2013, at her residence. She was a former factory worker for Johnson Controls. Her twin sister, Delores Gambrel, and brother, Jim Scott, died previously. Survivors include her sister, Betty Smith; and nephew, Tim German.

Joyce Traynor Joyce E. Traynor, 85, of Covington, died Sept. 13, 2013, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. She worked for years in the hospitality industry. Her husband, Tom Traynor, died previously. Survivors include her son, Michael Gagle of Cynthiana; daughter, Michelle Parton of Walton; sister, Bobbi Russo of Cincinnati; three grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and six great-great grandchildren. Interment was at Mother of God Cemetery.

Gloria Wainscott Gloria Jean Wainscott, 82, Petersburg, died Sept. 13, 2013, at St. Elizabeth Florence. Her sister, Shirley Evans, and granddaughter, Emily Brooks, died previously. Survivors include her daughters, Barbara Farrow of Walton, Sandra Brooks of Florida, and Patricia Mueller of Burlington; son, Steven Thomas of Owenton; sister, Joyce Scarborough of Vero Beach, Fla.; brother, Mi-

See DEATHS, Page B9

POLICE REPORTS BOONE COUNTY SHERIFF Arrests/citations Charles W. Stratton II, 32, shoplifting at Berberich Drive, June 26. Josef C. Burton, 20, possession of marijuana at 2804 Riverview Drive, June 26. Suzanne Frazier, 33, alcohol intoxication in a public place, June 16. Darrell D. Rains, 48, alcohol intoxication in a public place, June 16. Andrew Martin, 30, DUI, failure to produce insurance card, June

17. Christopher A. Brake, 31, trafficking in controlled substance, June 17. Todd M. Miller, 41, possession of controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, failure to or improper signal., June 17. Charlotte A. Teer, 45, DUI, no registration plates, failure to produce insurance card, June 18. Michael T. Zembrodt, 48, possession of an open alcoholic beverage container in motor

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POLICE REPORTS Continued from Page B8 vehicle, June 18. William D. Doane, 60, theft, June 19. Carlos R. Johnson, 31, theft, June 19. Kenia S. Halfin, 26, DUI, June 20. Bryan K Ashley, 40, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, June 20.

Incidents/investigations Assault Victim assaulted by known subject at 6700 block of Gordon Blvd., June 26. Burglary Residence broken into and items taken at 2252 Burlington Pike, June 26. Residence broken into and items taken at 3660 O’Hara Road, June 26. Jewelry/precious metals stolen at 14658 U.S. 42, June 16. Tools stolen at 1666 Sycamore Union St., June 16. Tools stolen at 5636 Maplewood Drive, June 19. Tools, recreational sports equipment stolen at 1606 Deer Run Drive, June 19. Criminal mischief Vehicle destroyed/damaged/ vandalized at 2861 Douglas Drive, June 20. Redbox computer screen destroyed/damaged/vandalized at 2479 Burlington Pike, June 18. Pool pump and return water line for a pool destroyed and damaged/destroyed/vandalized at 12268 Mashburn Drive, June 19. Failure to register transfer of motor license At 7555 Carole Way, June 20. Fraud Victim’s identity stolen at 834 Bay Colt Court, June 26. Victim’s identity stolen at 1784 Fair Meadow Drive, June 26. Fraudulent use of credit Money stolen at Richwood Road, June 20. Harassment Victim harassed verbally by subject at Anderson Blvd., June 26. Victim harassed verbally by subject at 2508 Towering Ridge Lane, June 26. Incident report Purse lost by victim at 7650 Turfway Road, June 26. Lost or found property A wallet with $900 was reported at 5960 Centennial Circle, June 17. Credit/debit cards seized at 124 Long Leaf Court, June 20. Menacing At 635 Chestnut Drive, June 16. Narcotics

Heroin discovered on subject during traffic stop at I-75 southbound, Aug. 11. Heroin discovered on subject during traffic stop at Burlington Pike and Zig Zag Road, Aug. 12. Possession Possession of controlled substance, trafficking and possession drug paraphernalia at Country Place Court, June 17. Shoplifting Subject tried to steal alcohol from a business at Berberich Drive, June 26. Terroristic threatening Subject threatened victim with violence at 6036 Thrush Lane, Aug. 12. Third degree at 1886 Cardinal Way, June 16. Theft Property stolen from victim’s hotel room at Marriott at 2395 Progress Drive, Aug. 11. Registration plate stolen off of vehicle at 878 Edgehill Road, Aug. 11. Money stolen from victim at Richwood Inn at 164 Winning Colors Drive, Aug. 12. Building materials stolen at 5040 Nelson Lane, Aug. 12. Property stolen from residence at 3345 Point Pleasant Road, Aug. 12. Property stolen from residence at 2612 Majestic Prince Drive, Aug. 13. Items stolen from residence at 321 Villa Drive, Aug. 13. Tools stolen from farm facility at 1122 Stephenson Mill Road, Aug. 14. Items stolen from residence at 2733 Fister Place Blvd., Aug. 14. Jewelry/precious metals stolen at 1614 Shady Cove Lane, June 16. Ipod stolen at 7819 U.S. 42, June 17. Iphone stolen at 3423 Queensway Drive, E, June 19. Iphone, credit card stolen at 5550 Idlewild Road, June 19. Bicycles stolen at 10073 Indian Hill Drive, June 19. Air conditioning unit stolen at 10140 Crescent Drive, June 19. Money, cellphone bracket stolen at 2412 Petersburg Road, June 20. Automobiles destroyed/damaged vandalized, purse stolen, criminal mischief at 5550 Idlewild Road, June 20. Ipod stolen at 195 Mary Grubbs Hwy., June 16. Theft by deception Money stolen at 625 Chestnut Drive, June 16. Theft, criminal trespassing Bicycles stolen at 44 Old Stephenson Mill Road, June 17.

Theft, fraud Wallet stolen, theft-receipt of stolen credit/debit card, theft of property mislaid or delivered by mistake, fraudulent use of credit card after reported lost or stolen at 7625 Doering Drive, June 16. Theft from auto Vehicle broken into and items taken at Laurel Drive, Aug. 5. Parts stolen off of vehicle at Maddox Lawn Care at 350 Weaver Road, Aug. 12. Vehicle broken into and items taken at 1490 Woodside Drive, Aug. 13. Vehicle stolen and not recovered at 8 Richland Court, Aug. 13.

FLORENCE Arrests/citations Darryl D. Marksberry, 25, second-degree disorderly conduct, alcohol intoxication in a public place at U.S. 42, Aug. 17. Charissa N. Pinnell, 20, shoplifting at 4990 Houston Road, Aug. 16. Rosario A. Tomas, 29, DUI, reckless driving at I-75 southbound, Aug. 17. Richard J. Jackson, 46, DUI at Dixie Hwy. and Lexington Ave., Aug. 17. Telesford Diaz, 23, operating a motor vehicle without an operator’s license at Turfway Road, June 29. Nicholas C. Brashear, 24, DUI, careless driving at Burlington Pike, June 29. Bryan K. Boggs, 33, possession of an open alcoholic beverage in a motor vehicle at Burlington Pike, June 28. Robert A. Dobbins, 32, alcohol intoxication in a public place at I-75 southbound, June 28. Brandon R. Hughes, 33, possession of marijuana, operating a motor vehicle on a DUI suspended operator’s license at 8061 U.S. 42, June 28. Christina M. Turner, 33, shoplifting at 7641 Dixie Hwy., June 27. Nicole M. Teten, 35, shoplifting at 7625 Doering Drive, June 27. Nicholas C. Schroder, 44, alcohol intoxication in a public place at U.S. 42, June 27. Christopher M. Hayes, 20, shoplifting at 2108 Mall Road, June 27. Arnela N. Niksic, 19, theft by unlawful taking at 19 Stonegate Drive, June 26. Meghan A. Bitter, 18, shoplifting at 5000 Mall Road, June 26. Aaron M. Hicks, 19, shoplifting at 5000 Mall Road, June 26. Richard A. Johnson, 39, resisting

arrest, possession of an open alcoholic beverage in a motor vehicle, alcohol intoxication in a public place at 7905 Freedom Way, June 26. Michael J. Steffen, 32, execution of warrant for probation violation, June 25. Jennifer N. Roberts, 41, shoplifting, Aug. 25. Christina M. Osborne, 27, second-degree fleeing/evading police, shoplifting, Aug. 25. Mitchell I. Turner, 34, alcohol intoxication in a public place, Aug. 26. Andrew J. Martin, 26, alcohol intoxication in a public place, Aug. 26. Bryan Alexander, 44, possession of drug paraphernalia, firstdegree possession of a controlled substance (heroin), shoplifting, Aug. 26. Amber B. Owens, 22, shoplifting, Aug. 26. Darious A. Myers, 55, thirddegree criminal trespassing, Aug. 27. John R. Brewer, 38, shoplifting, Aug. 27. Ronald Jorgensen, 49, resisting arrest, second-degree disorderly conduct, Aug. 29. Brian L. Salisbury, 27, receiving stolen property under $10,000, Aug. 29. Christina M. Roche, 21, shoplifting, Aug. 29. Jeremy W. Rice, 25, public intoxication of a controlled substance excluding alcohol, Aug. 30. Carla R. Burkart, 50, possession of drug paraphernalia, firstdegree possession of a controlled substance (heroin), Aug. 30.

Hwy., Aug. 17. Residence broken into and items taken at 2 Spruce Drive, June 26. Residence broken into and items taken at 6036 Celtic Ash Ave., Aug. 27. Residence broken into and items taken at 8 Saint Jude’s Circle, Aug. 29. Criminal mischief Vehicle vandalized at Sam’s Club at 4949 Houston Road, Aug. 17. Vehicle vandalized at Almhurst Trail, June 28. Vehicle vandalized at 13 Sander Drive, June 28. Vehicles vandalized at 6667 Highridge Ave., Aug. 26. Structure vandalized at 7527 Carole Lane, Aug. 26. Vehicles at Party Town vandalized at 6823 Burlington Pike, Aug. 27. Vehicles vandalized at 7350 Turfway Road, Aug. 29.

Fraud Victim’s identity stolen at 7420 Fair Court, June 28. Subject wrote a fraudulent check to purchase a vehicle at Kerry Toyota at 6050 Hopeful Church Road, June 28. Subject used a counterfeit bill at Clark Gas and Go at 6909 Dixie Hwy., June 28. Subject used a counterfeit bill at Laptop Fix at 1035 Vandercar Way, June 27. Subject attempted to pay for product at Collett’s Carryout with counterfeit bills at 7816 U.S. 42, Aug. 25. Subject used a stolen credit card to purchase items at Travel Centers of America at 7777 Burlington Pike, Aug. 26. Victim’s identity stolen at Turfway Road, Aug. 26. Victim reported an incident of fraud concerning currency at 112 Morris St., Aug. 27.

Incidents/investigations Assault Victim assaulted by subject at Muggbee’s at 8405 U.S. 42, Aug. 17. Victim assaulted by known subject at 7100 block of New Buffington Drive, June 26. Victim assaulted by known subject at 7500 block of Carole Lane, Aug. 29. Burglary Bob’s Service Center broken into and items taken at 6721 Dixie

DEATHS Continued from Page B8 chael Stevens of Amelia, Ohio; eight grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Burial was at St. John Cemetery in Fort Wright. Memorials: Boone County Animal Shelter, 5643 Idlewild Road, Burlington, KY 41005.

Survivors include her husband, Robert Woeste of Edgewood; sons, Wes Woeste of Florence, and Matt Woeste of Aurora, Ind.; brother, Harry Spence; and one grandchild. Burial was at Mother of God Cemetery. Memorials: charity of donor’s choice.

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Ruth Alma Wainscott, 96, of Crestview Hills, died Sept. 16, 2013, at her residence. She was a retired engraver with the Cincinnati Milacron Co. for 25 years. Her husband, George Wainscott, died previously. Survivors include her son, Butch Wainscott of Fort Mitchell; and daughter, Marsia Wentworth of Burlington; 12 grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren and eight great-great-grandchildren. Burial was at Floral Hills Memorial Gardens in Taylor Mill. Memorials: Hospice of Bluegrass, 7388 Turfway Road, Suite 202, Florence, KY 41042; or American Macular Degeneration Foundation, P.O. Box 515, Northampton, MA 01061-0515.

Nancy Walton Nancy Ella Walton, 83, died Sept. 13, 2013, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. Survivors include her children, Regina, Yolanda, Ricky Walton and Renee Jackson, Interment was at Highland Cemetery in Fort Mitchell.

Gertrude Woeste Gertrude L. Woeste, 71, of Edgewood, died Sept. 16, 2013, at Woodcrest Manor in Erlanger. She was a registered nurse with University Hospital for 38 years, and member of the American Nurses Association.

Robert Sylvester Zapp, 84, of Florence, died Sept. 14, 2013, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. He was a Marine Corps veteran or the Korean War, and served as honor guard to President Truman while stationed at the “Little White House” in Key West, Fla. After retirement from the military he founded Grant County Concrete in 1956, which is still operated by his son, Bill. He was former president of the Kentucky Ready Mix Association and Eagle Creek Country Club, past chair deacon at Florence

Baptist Church, past trustee Florence Baptist Church, was an avid golfer and hunter, enjoyed spending winters with his wife in Venice Beach, Fla., and loved watching the University of Kentucky Wildcat basketball team. His sisters, Mary Rita Zapp, Millie Snell and Alma Cook, died previously. Survivors include his wife, Anna Marie Caldwell of Florence; children, Robert Zapp, Gale Ann Tesseneer and Bill Zapp; sister, Margie Stephenson; and five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Burial was at Williamstown Cemetery. Memorials: Florence Baptist Church at Mount Zion, 642 Mount Zion Road, Florence, KY 41042; or St. Elizabeth Hospice Center, 483 S. Loop Road, Edgewood, KY 41017.

LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE is hereby giventhattheKentucky Public Service Commission has scheduled a public hearing in a case styled “An Examination of the Application of the Fuel Adjustment Clause of Duke Energy Kentucky, Inc. from November 1, 2012 through April 30, 2013,” Case No. 2013-00265, beginning Wednesday, October 16, 2013 at 10:00 a.m., Eastern Daylight Time, at the Commission’s offices, 211 Sower Boulevard, Frankfort, Kentucky for the purpose of examination relating to Duke Energy Kentucky’s fuel adjustment clause from November 1, 2012 through April 30, 2013. CE-0000569757

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