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TANK coming to Florence hub soon By Melissa Stewart

FLORENCE — Service to the new Transit Authority of Northern Kentucky (TANK) hub at Mall Road and Heights Boulevard is set to begin Saturday, Nov. 2. Mayor Diane Whalen said the city is excited about the opening. “This is something we’ve waited for a long time and it’s going to make everything more accessible to residents of Boone County,” she said. According to TANK spokeswoman Gina Douthat, the hub will begin offering service to downtown Cincinnati Monday, Nov. 4, via a new bus route, the No. 42X . “TANK will offer free rides on the No. 42X for the first week of service to encourage people to try it,” she said. The new hub will serve two purposes – a park and ride for up to 150 cars and serve as a transfer point between routes. “It will allow people to begin to travel between routes without having to go all the way to Covington and downtown Cincinnati to make a transfer,” Douthat said. “This change will be a time-saver for people, particularly as we begin to bring more and more routes into the hub.” The Florence hub was a project that came out of the 2007 Transit Network Study. According to Douthat, the city is a growing transit market for TANK and the Florence Mall and surrounding area is one of the most popular destinations for service. “We wanted a location that had close proximity to the Florence Mall and easy interstate access,” she said. “The location on Heights Boulevard was an ideal choice.” The Florence hub is the second of four transit hubs that TANK is constructing in Northern Kentucky as part of a recommendation from the 2007 study. The first hub is in Fort Wright near


Faye Daughters Conrad, with Burlington’s Kinman Farms, is ready for Halloween as she arranges pumpkins Oct. 7 at the Boone County Farmers Market. STEPHANIE SALMONS/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

Joe Necamp of Banta Electric terminates wires for a pull light next to the new Transit Authority of Northern Kentucky hub at Heights Boulevard and Mall Road in Florence. The hub is set to open for service Saturday, Nov. 2. MELISSA STEWART/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

TANK’s main garage on Madison Pike. The next hub will be located at Northern Kentucky University. “We are working with NKU at this time to determine the right location on campus and right amenities for a campus hub,” Douthat said. “The hub at NKU will look different than our other hubs to date – there will not be a park and ride associated with it, but it will likely have different amenities that would be appealing to the university student market.” The final hub will be in the vicinity of the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport. The exact location has not been determined, Douthat said.

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Big Bone’s Salt Festival highlights history By Stephanie Salmons

BIG BONE — Take a trip into times past with Big Bone Lick State Historic Site’s annual Salt Festival, Oct. 18-20. According to park naturalist Todd Young, the Salt Festival has been going on for around 30 years. It serves as a way “just to promote the park and the history of the park.” While the history of Big Bone can be dated back much further, the Salt Festival focuses on life skills from the mid-1800s. Young says there will be a pioneer encampment and demonstrations of how pioneers traveling through the area

would get salt from the area. The festival will also feature music, a clogging group on Saturday, archery demonstrations, tomahawk throwing and someone discussing birds of prey. A Native American drum group will be on hand Saturday and Sunday and there will be a fire-starting demonstration, bread making, cooking, beading work and more, said Young, all things in the daily life of pioneers during that time period. Friday, Oct. 18, is a school day for students from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is $1. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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Bob Evans of Batavia pounds a piece of iron on the anvil as he demonstrates blacksmithing during last year’s Salt Festival at Big Bone Lick State Park. The festival this year is Oct. 18-20.FILE

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Saturday, Oct. 19, and from 10 a.m to 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 20. Admission those days is $5. Kids 10 and younger get in free. “I think people are just interested in that time of history,” said Young of the festival’s continued success. According to Young, there are still paleontological and archeological collections being made at the park today, which “kind of gets people excited.” Visitors can also visit the park’s bison herd and visitor’s center where fossils found during the park’s fossil hunt will be displayed. “It’s a pretty unique day,” Young said. “You can come out, have some fun (and) do a lot of hands-on things.”


According to the Encyclopedia of Northern Kentucky, “a great ice sheet stretched from northern Canada to the Ohio River” 15,000-20,000 years ago. South of that, the book reads, woolly mammoths, mastodons, giant ground sloths, giant bison and other animals came to a salt lick. “Many were trapped in the surrounding bogs and died, their bones buried and preserved around the salt like that came to be

named Big Bone Lick.” The encyclopedia says by the mid-19th century, Big Bone was “internationally renowned as one of the most important repositories of prehistoric animal bones on earth, but slowly the site was being looted and its contents carried to other locations.” Even today, fossils from Big Bone are on display at Thomas Jefferson’s Charlottesville, Va., home, Monticello. Want to continue the conversation? Tweet at @SSalmonsNKY


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Union is falling into fall By Stephanie Salmons

UNION — Fall for fall with the city’s fourth annual Fall for All, noon to 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19. While festivities extend along Old Union Road, the core of the event will take place at the Union Community Building, 10087 Old Union Road. Parking will be available at Union Baptist Church. With food, music and myriad of family-friendly activities, the Fall for All offers residents a chance to meet new neighbors. “Union is growing at a fast pace and Union is kind of sprawled out ... Each area of Union is its own entity,” city events coordinator Karen Franxman said. “This is a chance to bring all of them together in one place as one big community.” The day, however, kicks off at 8 a.m. with the 5K Soldier Run benefiting the city’s Adopt-a-Unit program. Registration is 7-7:45 a.m. the day of the race, which begins at Union Baptist. Franxman said several soldiers from the city’s adopted military unit – the 101st Airborne Division, 1/ 32 CAV from Fort Campbell – will be racing that day as well. Cost is $25 and T-shirts will be available as supplies last for those who register after that date. Registration forms can be found at the Union City Building, 1843 Mt. Zion Road, or online at

The hounds, or rather dachshunds, are lined up at at last year’s Union Fall for All. This year, the festival is Oct. 19 along old Union Road. Union Pet Hospital will host a dachshund race at 1 p.m. PROVIDED Runners can also register online at According to Franxman, the Adopt-a-Unit program will support 25 rooms for the visiting military members and their families. Donations to help cover those costs can be dropped off or mailed to the Union City Building. Make checks payable to RAC/Union Adopt-a-Unit. Fall for All festivities kick off at noon and includes music, crafters and vendors. There should be activities of interest for everyone, Franxman said. “It’s just a laid back, fun community event that just allows families to come and have a good time as a family together and see a lot of different interesting things,” she said. The Union Fire Protection District will have a smoke house, said Franxman, where children can learn fire safety. Car enthusiasts can attend a cruise-in at Union Chiropractic from 1-4 p.m. Registration is $3 and the first 50 registered cars will receive a dash plaque.

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The Boone County Alliance for Healthy Youth’s Heroin Task Force is addressing the area’s growing heroin problem with a series of town hall meetings through the end of October. Meetings – all set for 7-9 p.m., will be: Monday, Oct. 21, at Boone County High School, 7056 Burlington Pike, Florence; Wednesday, Oct. 23, at the Main branch of the Boone County Public Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Burlington; Monday, Oct. 28, at Walton-Verona High School, 30 School Road, Walton; and Tuesday, Oct. 29, at the Boone County Public Library’s Scheben branch, 8899 U.S. 42, Union. The organization is a local coalition aiming to raise awareness about Boone County’s heroin and prescription opioid pain killer problem. Meant to educate Boone County residents on the effects the abuses of these drugs are having in the community, an announcement says the town hall meetings aim to empower residents to take preventative steps and pursue rehabilitation services for such abuse. The meetings will feature a moderator and a panel with representatives from a local substance abuse treatment facility, a medical profes-

sional, a member of local law enforcement, an emergency medical technician and either a family of a deceased heroin or prescription pain killers addict or a recovering addict. “The stories we’ve heard from local law enforcement and the medical community paint a grim picture,” task force member and Boone County Judge-executive Gary Moore said in a release. “We want to bring these issues to the public’s attention and let them know there are avenues for help if they or someone they know is struggling with heroin or prescription opioid painkiller abuse.” According to information provided by the task force, prescription opioid painkillers such as Oxycodone and Hydrocodone, can have effects similar to heroin when taken in ways other than prescribed. A report by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration shows people ages 12 to 49 who used such pain killers nonmedically were 19 times more likely to use heroin recently than others in that age group. Over the past five years, different Boone County agencies have reported growth in heroin abuse, related crimes and overdose deaths, the provided information reads. In 2008, the Northern Kentucky Drug Strike Force arrested 53 for her-

oin possession in Boone County, a number that grew to 312 in 2012. The same year, the Drug Strike Force issued two arrests for heroin trafficking, which grew to 35 arrests last year. According to the provided information, the Florence Police Department reported 19 heroinrelated cases in 2009 but have handled 96 heroinrelated cases through August this year. The heroin problem is one that impacts everyone, said Adam Howard with the Boone County Alliance. “The Heroin Task Force isn’t looking at this solely from a law enforcement perspective,” he said. “Frequently, I’ve heard from family members who were in denial that their young adult could be addicted to heroin. “The efforts of the town hall meetings are intended to help eliminate the stigma associated with a drug problem and point the families toward resources in our community.” According to Howard, the idea for the town hall meetings came after Judge J.R. Schrand called a meeting in June and encouraged the group to consider an awareness campaign. The Boone County Alliance meets at 9 a.m. on the third Monday of each month in the Florence Government Center, 8100 Ewing Blvd., Florence.


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Put on your hiking boots for a trek around a Boone County park when the Boone Conservancy hosts a fall nature hike 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, at Conservancy Park Belleview, 5820 Burlington Pike, Burlington. Exhibits and conservancy representatives will be at the main picnic shelter and brochures will be available to guide hikers to stations along the trail. Light refreshments will be served and donations will be accepted. The Boone Conservancy is driven primarily by donations and contributions, said Dave Geohegan, executive director of the conservancy since May. “We don’t have a tax or anything like that to fund the conservancy, so we’re really dependent on people being generous and recognizing what the val-

Boone Conservancy Executive Director Dave Geohegan stands near a poster depicting the transformation of Conservancy Park Belleview. STEPHANIE SALMONS/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

ue is of public accessible green space.” The conservancy has typically had a fall fundraiser at Turfway Park each year, Geohegan said, but the organization decided this year to try something different. While the conservancy

has a central core group of supporters who have been loyal and supportive, Geohegan said the board also wants to connect with more Boone County residents. There are roughly 120,000 people in the county who benefit from having passive recreation areas, he said. The Oct. 19 hike is “kind of a new thing for us,” said Geohegan. “If this works out and we get pretty good attendance ... we might do this thing every season,” he said. The conservancy decided to try it first in the fall. Proceeds from the fundraiser will go toward the development of a butterfly garden, a future trail on the site and operating expenses, Geohegan said. For more information, call Geohegan at 859-6890834 or email

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CovCath students are stand-in pallbearers By Chris Mayhew

PARK HILLS — When the county is paying for a burial and no family is around to carry the casket, Covington Catholic High School students step in as pallbearers. Senior Mark Schult of Edgewood is one of about 30 students signed up to carry a casket and help say a prayer when needed. Schult said service is a big part of what Covington Catholic students do, but the pallbearer program is something the community needs. Helping people is just the right thing to do, he said. “For someone who died without friends or family it’s nice to have someone there just thinking of you and praying for you,” Schult said. Having students serve as pallbearers became part of the CovCath service program last year after a conversation with funeral director and Park Hills Mayor Don Catchen, said Bill Snyder, community service coordinator for the school. Snyder said he told Catchen the school wanted to help with indigent burials as part of the Catholic organization The St. Joseph of Arimathea Society.

Covington Catholic High School pallbearer team students say a prayer and carry a casket at an indigent burial Aug. 21 in Highland Cemetery in Fort Mitchell; from left area Mark Schult, Sean Nemann, Nick Cheesman and Adam Holstein-Seibert, Tony Flesch, Jeremy Greer, Justin Ryan and Tom Ryan.THANKS TO MAUREEN REGAN

Besides carrying a casket, the students participate in a non-denomination prayer at the grave site, he said. Students are sent in teams of seven, with one reading a prayer, and six pallbearers, Snyder said. There was no problem getting students to sign up to be


part of the service program, and now there are two full teams, he said. “I made one announcement and had 30 boys sign up for this,” Snyder said. So far, the students have participated in two burial services, but funeral directors are only now being told about their

availability to help with services, he said. The teams will typically work in Northern Kentucky, and have to make the burial team a top priority outside of classes, Snyder said. Teams are named blue and white for the school’s colors. The student captain for each team takes the

responsibility for calling other members to help with a burial ceremony, he said. If the team gets a phone call for a Saturday morning burial before a football game and a player is on the pallbearer team they make a commitment to go to the cemetery first, Snyder said. “Then they can go to the game afterward,” he said. Catchen said he handles all indigent burial cases in Kenton County, and when he heard Snyder’s offer to have students help with burials he thought it was a great idea. “Bill said we’ll send young guys up to be pallbearers as a civic duty and curricular activity for the school,” Catchen said. Seeing and being part of a funeral helps teach the students, and they gain service hours, he said. “It’s a great gesture on their part to be involved and it’s good for them,” Catchen said. There are very few indigent burials, so the student’s probably won’t be called on very often, he said. “The only time we do burials is if there is no family or no relative that I can come up with to sign the cremation forms,” Catchen said.

State school data indicates progress Community Recorder

Student performance, college- and career-readiness and the number of students graduating from high school are improving, according to data released by the Kentucky Department of Education. “The statewide data clearly show we are making progress, though slower than we would like,” said Kentucky Education Commissioner Terry Holliday. “We’ve raised expectations and aligned them with what students need to be successful. We are moving in the right direction toward the goal of providing a world-class education for every Kentucky student and ensuring all children graduate college/career-ready.”

Overall student performance showed improvement from 2012 with the percentage of proficient and distinguished students inHolliday creasing in nearly every subject at every grade level, students in groups that have historically had achievement gaps are also performing at a higher level. Since Senate Bill 1 passed in 2009, the state has focused on better preparing students for life after high school. In 2013, the college/career-readiness rate jumped to 54.1 percent – up from 34 percent in 2010. “In just three years we’ve

gone from only a third of our students being ready for college and career to more than half,” Holliday said. “That’s around 8,000 students who now have a much better shot at getting a good job, paying taxes and becoming self-sufficient Kentuckians,” he said. Also, more students are getting a diploma. The state is using a new, more accurate way to measure graduation rate that shows 86 percent of students are graduating from high school in four years. This is the second year the state has reported results from Kentucky’s Unbridled Learning for All Assessment and Accountability System. For more information, visit


Future engineer Ben Courtney builds a tower at St. Timothy Preschool. THANKS TO DEB THOMAS

SCHOOL NOTES Boone parents honored

The Boone County Board of Education presented the Parent Power Award to Bryan Cobb, Amy Gooch and Donna Huey of New Haven Elementary; Alicia Duggan of Stephens Elementary; and Shannon Robinson of

Camp Ernst Middle School at the September board meeting. The board established the monthly award to recognize parents who have a significant impact on the advancement, growth and development of Boone County Schools.

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Barker has near-record performance for Conner By James Weber and Gannett News Services

HEBRON — Conner High School’s senior quarterback Drew Barker was 17-of-26 for 279 yards and seven passing touchdowns as the Cougars defeated Holy Cross, 55-21. The seven passing touchdowns all came in the first half and tied him for the fourth-most in a half in state history, according to the Kentucky High School Athletic Association record book. Barker, who has committed to the University of Kentucky, has now thrown 50 touchdown passes for his career to go along with 47 rushing touchdowns. Senior Andrew Way had six receptions for 113 yards and three touchdowns and has now caught at least one touchdown pass in six of Conner’s seven games this season. He now has 10 touchdown catches for the season, grabbing at least one in six of seven Cougar games this year. Ryan Romey had four receptions for 106 yards and two touchdowns. Jesse McKeehan and Jacob Warwick also had receiving touchdowns. Jeff Martin led Conner in rushing with 90 yards and a touchdown on three carries. Head football coach Dave Trosper said he never considered leaving senior quarterback Drew Barker in the game against Holy Cross just to possibly set a record. All seven of Barker’s TD throws came in the first half, which was just one short of tying the Kentucky High School Athletic Association singlegame record for a half, and was well within reach of breaking the single-game state record of nine, but Trosper pulled him at halftime with the Cougars leading 48-14. “I don’t care about it,” said Trosper. “If records come in the course of a game that’s fine, but no one wants to set a record just to set a record. We had a normal game plan, but they were going

Ryle senior Harper Hempel passes the ball. Ryle beat Campbell County 3-1 in volleyball Oct. 10 at Ryle. JAMES WEBER/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

Versatility leads Ryle volleyball to record season By James Weber

Conner’s Andrew Way was the last runner before half time at Thomas More College where the game against Boone County was called for 106-degree field temperature Aug. 31. Conner won 40-7 .TONY JONES/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

IF YOU GO What: Conner High School hosts Grant County High School football When: 7:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 18 Where: Conner High School, 3310 Cougar Path, Hebron, KY 41048 Fun fact: Conner fans and team member will root for Scott to beat South Oldham this Friday. If that happens, Conner can tie for the district championship by beating Scott.

with a lot of man coverage and we were able to take advantage of it. Drew threw the ball extremely well. He always throws it pretty well.” Barker has completed nearly two-thirds of his passes this year, totaling 1,644 yards and 22 TDs. The Cougars are in crunch

time for their goals for the season. Conner hosts Grant County this Friday and is heavily favored to win that game. The Cougars will then finish Class 5A district play Oct. 25 at home against Scott. Follow James on Twitter @RecorderWeber



» Dillon Brelsford scored Boone County’s touchdown Oct. 6 in a14-7 loss in football to Ryle, finding the endzone on a 57yard pass play. The Recorder received an incorrect name last week.


» Cooper lost 31-20 to South Oldham to fall to 2-6, 0-3 in district play in 5A. Will Ludwig threw for two touchdowns and Brandon Youngblood had a 90yard kickoff return. Cooper has lost five of its six games by 11 points or less and either had the lead in the fourth quarter or were within a touchdown in the fourth quarter of all five of those losses. » Walton-Verona lost 23-19 to Gallatin County to fall to 6-2, 2-1 in Class 2A. Walton-Verona senior running back Chris Latimore finished with 108 yards on 13 carries and a touchdown and junior fullback Mason Compton had 82 yards on the ground with a touchdown. » Covington Catholic beat Ryle 26-17, scoring all of its points in the fourth quarter.

Ryle placed fourth at state in Bowling Green this week. From left are Zach Adams, Austin Squires, Austin Zapp, Davis McNichol, Logan Gam and coach Jonathan Ehlen.THANKS TO RHONDA SQUIRES

Boys golf

» Ryle finished fourth in the state golf tournament, matching 2012 with its best team performance in the state standings. Ryle shot a 629 (316-313). Logan Gamm was tied for 19th with 154 (79-75), Zach Adams tied for 31st with 157 (81-76), Austin Squires tied for 35th with 158 (79-79), Austin Zapp tied for 45th with 160 (77-83) and Davis McNichol tied for 61st with 166 (81-85). » St. Henry junior Luke Tobergte tied for 31st in the state tournament with a 157 (77-80). Senior Colson Holland shot 97 in the first round and missed the cut.

Girls golf

» Heritage senior Taylor Schwarz shot a 89 in the first round of the state golf tournament and missed the secondday cut. » Ryle junior Nadine Innes tied for 26th in the state golf tournament, carding a 157 (7780), her third high finish in the tourney.


» Boone County beat Dixie Heights 25-11, 25-16, 25-21 Oct. 10. Katie Grant had 11 kills. » Cooper beat Campbell County 25-20, 25-18 Oct. 8. ReSee PRESS PREPS, Page A9

UNION — The Ryle High School volleyball team is having a memorable milestonefilled season so far in 2013. The Raiders are 29-3 this year heading into a match Oct. 16 and two more scheduled this weekend. Two of the losses are to a pair of the top teams in Kentucky: Assumption and Notre Dame. Along the way, Ryle beat St. Henry for the first time in team history and is ranked in the national poll for the first time, coming in at 94th. “The mindset is unbelievable,” head coach Tasha Tanner-Lovins said. “We’re having a great season. We’ve had a lot of milestones this year. We just have to keep them focused.” A big reason for the success is the depth and versatility in the lineup, signified by senior Harper Hempel, a four-year varsity player and starter. In a 3-1 win over Campbell County Oct. 10, Hempel was the main setter for the first two sets, then switched jerseys and roles as she took on the libero position, the defensive specialist job who is limited to the back row. Hempel had 11 assists as setter and is able to get quality kill attempts from the back row as well. “She can pretty much play wherever I need her to play,” Tanner-Lovins said. “She’s a great leader out there on the court. She’s a really athletic girl and she’s really smart. She knows the game. I just know I can depend on her wherever I need her.” Hempel embraces her role as a leader. “I will do anything for my team,” Hempel said. “I’m very proud of my team. Our record is the best it’s ever been. It’s awesome for my senior year.” The Raiders also feed on the versatility of sisters Ashley Bush and Hayley Bush. Both had nine assists against Campbell and double-digit figures in kills. Ashley, a 5-foot-11 junior, had 11 kills and 5-10 freshman Hayley posted 11. Those statistics have been typical for the sisters this year, as they often rotate setter duties depending on who is aligned in the back row.

Ryle junior Ashley Bush sets the ball. Ryle beat Campbell County 3-1 in volleyball Oct. 10. JAMES WEBER/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

“Ashley came back from club season and has been a big leader for us,” Tanner-Lovins said. “Hayley, most people don’t realize she’s a freshman out there. She just plays so mature so it’s nice to have them opposite of each other.” Ryle has six seniors. The 6-1 Alexa Nichols is one of the team’s main weapons up front. Sara Koester and Sophia Dellecave are key on defense, as is libero Chase Barber, who has been out with injury and whose absence led to Hempel switching roles against Campbell. “We’ve got to clean up some stuff, ball control, and get 100 percent healthy,” Tanner-Lovins said. “I’m hoping in two weeks we’re ready to go. We have a lot of depth, but we need them all to be there.” Hempel and the seniors expect to be there. “In practice, we have to go in and work really hard,” Hempel said. “We need to have that mentality that we can beat anyone.” Follow James on Twitter @RecorderWeber



PRESS PREPS HIGHLIGHTS do Hernandez, Tyler McLemore and Jorge Aguilera. Adrian Echeveste had the shutout in goal. » Ryle beat Campbell County 4-1 Oct. 8. Matt Roe scored twice, Jose Aguirre and Zane Siemer once. » St. Henry beat Tates Creek 1-0 Oct. 8 Cory Eibel had the goal and Kevin Cawley the shutout.

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becca Ruppel had eight kills and eight digs, and Katie Smith had eight kills. Cooper beat Simon Kenton 25-18, 25-21, 25-13 Oct. 10 to improve to 23-5. Ruppel had eight kills and 17 digs. Julia Klute posted 33 assists. » St. Henry beat Beechwood 25-19, 25-19. Janelle Tobler had seven kills for St. Henry.

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Boys cross country

St. Henry sophomore Rachel Samotis, right, plays the ball. Holy Cross lost 8-0 to St. Henry in girls soccer Oct. 9 at St. Henry. JAMES WEBER/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

Crusaders claim 5th win on senior night

St. Henry beat Holy Cross 8-0 in girls soccer Oct. 9 to improve to 5-8-3 entering the postseason. The team honored three seniors: Sarah Bier, Emily Specht and Hayley Leedom. Kirsten Bartlett had two goals in the game.

The Cooper High School cheerleaders are hosting a quarter auction Saturday, Oct. 26, at the high school. Doors open at 6:15 p.m. and the auction begins at 7. Admission is $5.

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Turfway notes

» Turfway Park has promoted Tyler Picklesimer to the position of director of racing and racing secretary for the Northern Kentucky Thoroughbred racetrack. Picklesimer had been Turfway’s assistant racing secretary since 2002. He replaces long-time secretary Rick Leigh, who is semi-retired. Picklesimer will oversee Turfway’s holiday and winter/spring meets, which run December through March. A 1994 graduate of Northern Kentucky University, Picklesimer was hired by Turfway Park that year as a placing judge. He has additionally served Turfway as an alternate association steward, clocker, and paddock judge. Picklesimer also is an association steward at Ellis Park and has filled that same role at Keeneland and The Red Mile. As personnel needs change from meet to meet, he continues to fill various roles at Keeneland and at Churchill Downs, including alternate association steward, paddock judge, placing judge, and stakes coordinator.

Girls cross country

St. Henry senior Sarah Bier, left, and Holy Cross senior Jaecie Jasper play the ball. Holy Cross lost 8-0 to St. Henry in girls soccer Oct. 9 at St. Henry District High School in Erlanger. JAMES WEBER/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

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» Boone County entered the postseason with a 15-5-1 record. » Ryle beat Campbell County 3-1 Oct. 9. Emily Erdman scored two goals and Anavey Fangman one. Ryle improved to 123-1.

» Cooper junior Mitchell Greenhalgh won the individual race at the big-school NKAC championships Oct. 8. Cooper was second as a team. Brady Baker was fifth and Connor Greenhalgh 11th. Ryle’s Parker Kay was ninth overall and Justin Reed 10th. » St. Henry finished second in the NKAC small-school meet. Josh Hannon finished fourth, Michael Ridilla seventh, Andrew Smith 11th, Brendan Hansen 16th and Jake Plummer 19th.

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» Ryle eighth-grader Katelyn Nichols won the NKAC bigschool championship Oct. 8. Ryle was third as a team. Cooper was second overall, led by Megan Kelter in 10th, Erin Mogus in 12th and Ashley Dragan 14th. Nichols also won the Pulaski County Invitational Oct. 12, and Ryle won the team title. » St. Henry easily won the small-school NKAC championship Oct. 8. The Crusaders had six of the top eight finishers, in order: Sam Hentz (first), Taylor Connett (second), Abbey Epplen (fifth), Renee Svec (sixth), Holly Blades (seventh) and Libby Anneken (eighth).

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The 1973 Invasion of Big Bone Island even had an air attack, dropping bags of flour. The island in the Ohio River no longer exists, thanks to floods and winter weather.THANKS TO RANDY COCHRAN

and, one might believe, to the Boone County sheriff. Recruiting picked up considerably when it was rumored that there would be free beer available if a successful bridgehead was made. Michael Moreland accepted a commission to guard the beer from depredations. Any similarity to setting the fox to watch the chickens will be ignored in the face of expediency in recruiting – and the search for another “fox” was deemed imprudent if not impossible. Unlike any “real” military operations, this one came off pretty much as planned and also unlike most military operations, the reporting thereof is absolutely factual. Yes, this really happened. Absolute secrecy was assured because the only place the details were known and published was the Kentucky Post. Bruce assured us that nobody in Gallatin County ever read it! He must’a been right! Only token resistance arose and once it was known to the enemy that we had beer, defections were ram-

pant! Uncle Herb’s cannon, crew and beer were landed with only a modicum of splashing and the keg tapped while I got the cannon in place on the foot of the island and opened fire. Air cover soon arrived and “bombs” were dropped. Bruce landed with his father’s Samurai sword and officially claimed the island, declaring it a welfare state. Neither county provides any services however, as Big Bone Island no longer exists, swept away by floods and ice. Tom Schiffer is a member of the Boone County Historic Preservation Review Board. The Boone County Historic Preservation Review Board meets at 4 p.m. the second Thursday of most months. Meetings are open to the public. For more information about Historic Preservation in Boone County contact the Review Board at 859-334-2111 or The Review Board is online at

Haters should keep speaking up

Why does government spend so much? Because we love to fix just about everything and we think we can. Government is one of the natural ways we do this together. This alone, however, would not be enough to cause us to continue spending so much more money than we’re bringing in. Now that we’re nearly $17 trillion in debt, our spending equation relies primarily on something else. On Oct. 10, The Enquirer highlighted it nicely. As part of a column extolling the virtues of Obamacare, the author of this banner piece punctuated her argument with a typical one sentence attack, “A vote to defund, delay or repeal the Affordable Care Act is unequivocally a vote to harm women.” The accusation got me a bit worked up. I like to be liked. I love the women in my life – my mother, wife, daughter and sisters-in-law with all my heart. I represent women in my law practice. Heck, I even love my mother-in-law. I might be a hater and I didn’t even know it! But it gets worse. I’ve been told that my Obamacare concerns make me want people to get sick and die, which, let’s face it, probably makes me even worse than a hater. Today, if you’re

worried about debt and you tend to favor limited government, you’re not just against sick people and women. If you think that Social Security disability benefits are out of Rob Hudson control (with benefit awards going through COMMUNITY RECORDER GUEST the roof), get ready, COLUMNIST you actually want to harm disabled people. If you are concerned about increased deficit spending for more government programs, get ready, you actually want to harm the poor and children. If you oppose increased deficit spending for more free tuition for college, get ready, you actually want to harm students and young people. If you believe that raising the minimum wage will curb entry level job growth, get ready, you want to hurt the poor. If you support Medicare or Social Security reform, you want to harm older Americans – but you already knew this one. If you believe that tax hikes will hurt job growth, you want to help the

rich and hurt the poor. There you go again. If you think people should come to the country lawfully before they receive benefits funded by taxpayers, you’re against minorities. Why is this tactic so effective? It’s an easy sentence to say or write. They coined the phrase “sticks and stones may break my bones but names will never hurt me” before the advent of the Internet and social media. The “hater” is left to defend, at some length, against a tactic which can demonize and silence. Here’s a better idea. On both sides, respect everyone in the process and listen to their arguments. Present cogent points about how and why proposals should or should not be funded, without lowest common denominator shots. Meanwhile, wrongly accused haters, I hope you will keep speaking up. America needs robust debate. The kitchen will remain hot, but you’re an essential part of our democracy. Rob Hudson is an attorney and partner with Frost Brown Todd LLC in Florence and the author of a business and political book “A Better Tomorrow.”

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The invasion of Big Bone Island Most Boone Countians would say that no military conflict has taken place in Boone County since the Civil War ended nearly 150 years ago. In fact, 2013 is the 40th anniversary of the most recent conflict, which raged for a single day in September 1973. The caper involved a goodnatured “dispute” between the counties’ respective judge-executives: Boone’s Bruce Ferguson and Gallatin’s Ed Rey. Tom Schiffer It seemed that an island in the Ohio River COMMUNITY RECORDER GUEST was slowly moving COLUMNIST down river due to erosion above and build up below the island. So much so, that Gallatin County finally claimed it as their’s! While of little economic importance, the unpopulated island was popular with duck hunters in fall and winter, and boaters during the summer season. The dispute reached proportions where both judges claimed the area as their own territory. As a consequence, Judge Ferguson set an invasion in motion to remove all doubt by claiming the area for Boone County. This author does not know who masterminded the fracas, but Randy Cochran recruited me as artillery chief. Herb Rolsen’s muzzle-loading cannon was commandeered for the occasion – likely without his knowledge – by his nephew Mike Fletcher, who was also in charge of the invasion fleet. Jerry Pilyer was recruited to provide air cover for the operation. Sacks of flour would be dropped to “soften-up” the defenders. Many of the other recruits were a pick-up lot well known in Mount Adams


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Are you really listening? I am always amazed when I can be standing three feet away from my husband, or one of my children, say something that I feel is worth listening to, have them acknowledge with a head roll or slight moan, and later find that they had no idea that we had a conversation at all. I use the word conversation very loosely in those instances. My point is: how can someone look at you, answer a question – albeit with a nod – and not remember doing so? What can be even more frustrating is when those conversations include phrases like, “don’t forget,” “you really need to do this or that,” and “it’s important.” I’ve come to realize that it’s not that my children and/or husband have difficulty focusing, it’s Julie House just that sometimes COMMUNITY when I want to talk, RECORDER GUEST COLUMNIST what they’re doing seems more important or pressing to them at the time. And giving their full attention to both is nearly impossible. The game they’re playing or the show they’re watching takes center stage and drifts off into their long-term memory where they can remember and reminisce about it with friends or one another for eternity. Meanwhile, my urging to clean a room, pick up a dirty sock, or pick up a child from violin practice takes a back seat, drifting into the short-term memory, soon to be lost for eternity. Although my husband has never forgotten a child at violin, we have had to “rehash” weekly schedules, to ensure we were both on the same page. And if I am honest, my husband and children aren’t the only ones who have had to say, “Did we talk about this?” It causes me to wonder, How often has God had to “rehash” his plans for me, when my focus was elsewhere? How many times has he told me, “don’t forget,” “you really need to do this or that,” and “this is really important?” My husband is notorious around our house for saying, “If you would have just listened the first time ...,” and it’s so true. If they would listen the first time, there would be no negative consequences. No privileges taken away, and no guilt or sorrow. How true this must be for you and me as well. If we would just listen to the initial promptings of the Holy Spirit, we could bathe in the privileges and promises of God. We could avoid the negative consequences and guilt and sorrow that so often come with “not listening the first time.” But how can I hear the Holy Spirit when my mind is so filled with other things? Use the method I use on my children. “Put down the remote, iPad or book and look at me and listen very closely.” Try it on your heavenly father. Put down the remote, book or iPad, turn to him, ask him to speak and listen very closely. As you do, remember what Jesus promised in his word, “When he, the spirit of truth has come, he will guide you into all truth; for he will not speak on his own authority, but whatever he hears he will speak; and he will tell you things to come.” (John 16:13) May you be blessed in the coming week, with a very clear “chore list” from your heavenly father. And upon accomplishing all your tasks experience an abundant “allowance” of his provisions, mercy and love. Julie House is founder of Equipped Ministries, a Christian-based health and wellness program. She can be reached at 8028965 or on

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Harvest time at N.Ky’s first winery By Chris Mayhew


he novelty of harvesting grapes in a vineyard attracted volunteers 10 years ago to StoneBrook Winery in Camp Springs. Now paid workers do the picking. “In 2001 we were the first vineyard in Northern Kentucky,” said owner Dennis Walter. The president of the Kentucky Grape and Wine Council, Walter said the past 10 years has seen Northern Kentucky’s wine industry mature. Other people grew grapes as a hobby, but not as a commercial enterprise, he said. Now StoneBrook is among eight wineries in Boone, Kenton and Campbell counties, and there are more than 30 people growing grapes to sell without having a winery. “Before it was just kind of a new crop,” Walter said. “Everybody was kind of scratching their heads wondering if you could actually grow grapes in Kentucky to begin with and Northern Kentucky in particular. We’ve proved over the years that you can grow grapes. You can make great wine.” Wineries in Northern Kentucky have stopped having to prove themselves. Walter said StoneBrook

wines have earned medals in international, state and local competitions. There is a StoneBrook tasting kiosk with a seating area at Newport on the Levee in addition to a tasting room in Camp Springs. “We’ve proven to ourselves and to our customers that we can do a good job,” he said. Switching to grape production was another reinvention for Walter’s family farm. Before grapes he was a cattle farmer, and his family raised tobacco. He has 10 acres of grape vines, and on Oct. 10 harvested his final field to gather about four tons of cabernet franc, a red wine grape variety. Walter first planted and bottled vidal blanc, a grape he uses to make a white wine by the same name. More than five tons of vidal blanc grapes were picked at StoneBrook this year. “The vidal blanc is where we hang our hat,” he said. Vidal blanc, which makes a sweeter wine, remains the winery’s top selling variety. But sales of the cabernet franc, a dry wine, is on pace to overtake vidal blanc sales, he said. “Usually in new wine country you have a lot more sweet wine drinkers than dry wine drinkers,” Walter said. “But as the industry


StoneBrook Winery owner Dennis Walter lifts up protective netting from cabernet franc vines on harvest day.CHRIS MAYHEW/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

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Cabernet franc grapes, a red wine variety, on the vine at StoneBrook Winery in Camp Springs during a harvest day. CHRIS MAYHEW/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

OTHER NORTHERN KENTUCKY WINERIES: For a full list of Kentucky wineries and links to websites for each of the eight wineries in Boone, Kenton and Campbell counties visit » Atwood Hill Winery, 1616 Spillman Road, Morning View. » Camp Springs Vineyard, 6685 Four Mile Road, Camp Springs. » Generation Hill Winery, 335 Poplar Thicket Road, Alexandria. » Redman’s Farm Winery, 12449 Decoursey Pike, Morning View. » Seven Wells Winery, 1223 Siry Road, California » Serendipity Winery, 8854 Bankers St., Florence. » StoneBrook Winery, 6570 Vineyard Lane, Camp Springs » Verona Vineyards, 13815 Walton-Verona Road, Verona.

ages and your consuming public ages they tend to go little dryer.” Walter still gets excited at harvest time. “You look back and say, ‘Yeah we did a great job.’ We’ve weathered the wet weather and the mildews and some of these things that Mother Nature throws at you throughout the year. And you end up with a nice crop, so it’s kind of a good feeling.” The StoneBrook winemaking shop is near the bottom of his hillside vineyard fields. The grapes are

dumped by hand into a crushing machine. Stems are spit out of the machine’s side, and the juice and skins are piped into a 1-ton fermenting tank. “This is where the reds will ferment on their skins in this tank,” he said. “And the reason we do that is so that the grapes get color. So, they get a red color.” The red cabernet franc grapes will ferment for 10-15 days and are then put in a press, Walter said. “We’ll press them and

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thus we have red wine,” he said. “And from there they’ll go into either stainless steel or oak barrels to be aged.” Aging red wine takes about two years, he said. “The longer, the better for the reds.” The Central Kentucky area around Lexington has been where the largest number of wineries in the state have been located, said Tyler Madison, director of grape and wine marketing for the Kentucky Department of Agriculture and the Kentucky Grape and Wine Council. “I could see Northern Kentucky rivaling Central Kentucky eventually,” Madison said. Northern Kentucky has a history of quality wines. German immigrants planted vineyards in the 19th century when the area was called the American Rhine, he said. Then came a vine-killing blight and Prohibition. “The industry basically got wiped out,” he said. In Kentucky 10 years ago there were less than 100 acres of vineyard, Madison said. “There is close to 600 acres in the state now,” he said. “And 10 years ago we had a dozen wineries, and we have 70 licensed and 68 operating now. That means there will probably be a couple more wineries soon.”


THINGS TO DO IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD FRIDAY, OCT. 18 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; 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; 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; Petersburg.

Festivals Kinman Farms Fall Festival, 5-10 p.m., Kinman Farms, 4175 Burlington Pike, Hay rides, corn maze, concessions, pony rides, bonfires, picnic shelter area and fall decor. $8. 859-689-2682; Boone County.

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. Presented by USS Nightmare. Through Nov. 2. 859-740-2293; Newport. Haunted Duck Tours, 6 and 6:30 and 7:30 and 8 p.m., Ride the Ducks Newport, 1 Levee Way, Departs from Third Street. Ride in WWII vehicles and hear stories of area’s most famous ghosts and haunted locations like Omni Netherland Hotel, Taft Museum, Music Hall, Union Terminal and dip into river to hear about haunted mansion on Covington’s shoreline and Bobby Mackey’s Music World. Recommended for ages 16 and up. Through Oct. 26. $17. 859815-1439; Newport. Newport is Haunted: Gangsters, Gamblers and Ghosts Walking Tour, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Newport Syndicate, 18 E. Fifth St., Tour highlights major haunts and disturbing happenings from Northern Kentucky’s past. Stories about public hangings, crimes of century and numerous gangster deaths. Tours leave every half hour. Call for available times. Through Oct. 26. Family friendly. $20, $15 students. Reservations recommended, available online. Presented by Newport Historical Walking Tours. 888-269-9439; 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; Petersburg. The Haunted Farm House, 7-11


p.m., Benton Family Farm, 11896 Old Lexington Pike, White Farm House. Enter farm house with documented evidence of the unknown. Family Farm Fundraiser to help low income schools and children attend field trips and summer camps. Through Oct. 26. $10, group pricing available. 859-485-7000; Walton. Scream Acres Court, an indoor haunted house, 7 p.m.-midnight., 4314 Boron Drive, Covington. Ticket prices range from $6 to $30; call 513-7037384 or visit Covington.


Home & Garden Parade of Homes, 4-8 p.m., Saylor Woods, Kenton County, Single-site home show presented by Adam Miller Homes. Presented by Home Builders Association of Northern Kentucky. 859-331-9500; Latonia Lakes.

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 Used Book Sale, 4-8 a.m., Boone County Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Hardback, paperback, CDs, videos, reference materials and more. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 859-342-2665. Burlington. Fun Time After Hours (middle and high school), 6 p.m., Florence Branch Library, 7425 U.S. 42, Wear costume. Games, snacks, movies and more. 859342-2665. Florence. Mahjong, 1 p.m., Scheben Branch Library, 8899 U.S. 42, All skill levels welcome. 859-3422665. Union.

SATURDAY, OCT. 19 Festivals Kinman Farms Fall Festival, 10 a.m.-10 p.m., Kinman Farms, $8. 859-689-2682; Boone County. Fall for All, noon-8 p.m. 5K Soldier Run/Walk at 8 a.m., Union Community Building, 10087 Old Union Road, Held on Old Union Road. Free pumpkins and crafts for children and music; hamburgers, hot dogs, pizza, funnel cakes and drinks available to purchase. Discounted hayrides. Cruise in, auction, raffle and more. Benefits Union’s Adopt a Unit Program. Free. Presented by City of Union. 859-384-1511. Union. Northern Kentucky Wine Festival, 3-10 p.m., MainStrasse Village, Main Street, Features tastings from 15 Kentucky wineries, food and entertainment. Ages 21 and up. $10, includes souvenir glass and four sample tickets. Additional sample tickets $1 or $5 for six. Presented by MainStrasse Village Association. 859-491-0458; Covington.

Health / Wellness Grand Re-Opening, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Northern Kentucky Pain Relief and Physical Medicine, 8119 Connector Drive, Expanding to include more services and larger space to better serve Northern Kentucky’s chiropractic needs. Free consultations, chair massages, food, prizes and more. Free. 859-283-2475. Florence.

Holiday - Halloween USS Nightmare, 7 p.m.-1 a.m., BB Riverboats Newport Landing, $18 Thursday-Sunday, $13 Wednesday. 859-740-2293; Newport. Haunted Duck Tours, 6 and 6:30 and 7:30 and 8 p.m., Ride the Ducks Newport, $17. 859-8151439; Newport. Newport is Haunted: Gangsters, Gamblers and Ghosts Walking Tour, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Newport Syndicate, $20, $15 students. Reservations recommended, available online. 888-269-9439; Newport. Sandyland Acres Haunted Hayride and Farmers Revenge, 8 p.m.-midnight, Sandyland Acres, Hayride: $12. Farmers Revenge: $10. Combo: $20. 859-322-0516; Petersburg. Pumpkin Days on the Farm,

Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park’s Off the Hill production of “Fake Flowers Don’t Die,” shows at 7 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 26, at the Baker Hunt Art and Cultural Center, 620 Greenup St. in Covington.THANKS TO PLAYHOUSE IN THE PARK 10:30 a.m.-6 p.m., Benton Family Farm, 11896 Old Lexington Pike, Real family working farm. Hayrides, pumpkin picking, barnyard animals, sheep shearing, cow milking, kids hay maze and more. Through Oct. 27. $7, free ages 3 and under. 859-4857000; Walton. The Haunted Farm House, 7-11 p.m., Benton Family Farm, $10, group pricing available. 859485-7000; Walton. Club Z Halloween Bash, 7:30-11 p.m., Boleros Dance Club, 8406 U.S. 42, Nightclub-style zumba. Blacklight class followed by afterparty 9-11 p.m. featuring costume contest, food, drinks and music by DJ BRB. Ages 18 and up. $10. 859-379-5143; Florence.

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Parade of Homes, 11 a.m.-8 p.m., Saylor Woods, 859-3319500; Latonia Lakes.

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Pets Fall Fest, 1-4 p.m., Union Pet Hospital, 9842 Old Union Road, Prestige Portraits photographs pets. Pet psychic and police dog demonstration. Free. 859-3847702. Union.

Recreation Tim Potts Memorial Golf Outing and Bourbon Tasting, 4 p.m., Triple Crown Country Club, 1 Triple Crown Blvd., Shotgun start at 4 p.m. Bourbon tasting in evening. Ages 21 and up. Benefits St. Paul Boosters/ Tim Potts. $75. Reservations required. Presented by St. Paul Boosters. 859-640-9716. Union.

SUNDAY, OCT. 20 Antiques Shows Burlington Antique Show, 8 a.m.-3 p.m., Boone County Fairgrounds, 5819 Idlewild Road, More than 200 vendors with antiques, vintage jewelry and furniture, primitives, architectural elements, mid-century collectibles, American and memorabilia. Early buying, 6-8 a.m. with $5 admission. $3, free ages 12 and under. Presented by Burlington Antique Show. 513-922-6847; Burlington.

Festivals Kinman Farms Fall Festival, noon-7 p.m., Kinman Farms, $8. 859-689-2682; Boone County.

Holiday - Halloween USS Nightmare, 7-11 p.m., BB Riverboats Newport Landing, $18 Thursday-Sunday, $13 Wednesday. 859-740-2293; Newport. USS Nightmare Lights-on Matinee, 4-6 p.m., BB Riverboats Newport Landing, 101 Riverboat Row, Family friendly lights-on tour of America’s

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.

Holiday - Halloween Halloween Pottery Painting, 7 p.m., Florence Branch Library, 7425 U.S. 42, Paint your own Halloween-themed ceramic piece with Color Me Mine. $7. 859-342-2665. Florence. Halloween Spectacular (grades K-5), 6:30 p.m., Lents Branch Library, 3215 Cougar Path, Wear costume for games and treats. 859-342-2665. Hebron. Itty Bitty Halloween Party, 5 and 6:30 p.m., Scheben Branch Library, 8899 U.S. 42, Wear costume. Ages 2-5. Registration required. 859-342-2665. Union.

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Used Book Sale, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Boone County Main Library, 859-342-2665. Burlington. Yu-gi-oh Tournament (grades 4-10), 1-4 p.m., Scheben Branch Library, 8899 U.S. 42, Bring your own deck. No trading. English cards only. 859-342-2665. Union. PAWS to Read (grades K-5), 10 a.m., Scheben Branch Library, 8899 U.S. 42, Read to therapy dog. Call to schedule 15-minute time slot. 859-342-2665. Union.

Enrollment Information Session, 2-3 p.m., Gateway Community and Technical College Boone Campus, 500 Technology Way, Center for Advanced Manufacturing. Learn how to apply, what sort of financial aid is available, type of academic programs college offers and about advising process. Ages 18 and up. Free. 859441-4500. Florence. Financial Aid Workshop, 3-4 p.m., Gateway Community and Technical College Boone Campus, 500 Technology Way, Center for Advanced Manufacturing. Learn how to apply for financial aid using the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. Deadlines for submission and submission process reviewed. Ages 18 and up. Free. 859-441-4500. Florence.

The Kinman Farms Fall Fest runs through Oct. 31. www.kinmanfarmsfallfest.comTHANKS TO KINMAN FARMS premiere haunted steamboat perfect for children or the faint of heart. $7. Presented by USS Nightmare. 859-740-2293; Newport. Pumpkin Days on the Farm, 10:30 a.m.-6 p.m., Benton Family Farm, $7, free ages 3 and under. 859-485-7000; Walton. Halloweenfest, 2-5 p.m., St. Anthony School, 485 Grand Ave., Fleming Hall. Hayrides, bounce house, games, prizes, food, cake walk, split-the-pot, silent auction and more. Grand raffle prize: iPad Mini. Costume contest starts 3 p.m. Family friendly. Free. 859-431-5987. Taylor Mill.

Home & Garden Parade of Homes, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Saylor Woods, 859-3319500; Latonia Lakes.

Literary - Libraries Used Book Sale, 1-4:30 p.m., Boone County Main Library, 859-342-2665. Burlington. Archery 101 (middle and high school), 2 p.m., Scheben Branch Library, 8899 U.S. 42, M and M Archery shows how to shoot bow and arrow. Registration required. 859-342-2665. Union. Kevin Fox, 10 p.m., Strasse Haus, 630 Main St., Free. 859-261-1199. Covington.

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

Music - Religious Growing in Grace, 6 p.m., Highland Avenue Baptist Tabernacle, 1080 Highland Ave., Duo from Pigeon Forge, Tenn. Formerly the Hutchinsons. Free. 859-781-4510. Fort Thomas.

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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. 859-586-9207; Florence.

Holiday - Halloween Itty Bitty Halloween Party, 6:30 p.m., Walton Branch Library, 21 S. Main St., Wear costume. Ages 2-5. Registration required. 859-342-2665. Walton.

Literary - Libraries Yoga, 7 p.m., Boone County Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Hatha Yoga postures. $25. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 859-342-2665. Burlington. Microsoft Excell II, 6:30 p.m., Boone County Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Learn how to use more of Excel’s functions by creating a budget, a checkbook register and a chart. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 859-342-2665. Burlington. Pokemon (grades 4-7), 6:30 p.m., Boone County Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Join other Pokemon players. Bring your own deck. No trading. Free. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 859-342-2665. Burlington. In the Loop, 10 a.m., Florence Branch Library, 7425 U.S. 42, Knit or crochet in relaxed, friendly company. Learn for first time or pick up new tricks. 859-342-2665. Florence. Zumba, 6 p.m., Scheben Branch Library, 8899 U.S. 42, 859-3422665. Union. Zumba, 7 p.m., Walton Branch Library, 21 S. Main St., Latininspired, calorie-burning workout. $5. 859-342-2665. Walton. Initial Art (middle and high school), 3:30 p.m., Walton Branch Library, 21 S. Main St., Create your own artwork with nails and yarn. Registration required. 859-342-2665. Walton.

Bridge, 12:30-3 p.m., Scheben Branch Library, 8899 U.S. 42, Open play. Presented by Florence Branch Library. 859-3422665. Union. Writers Group, 7 p.m., Boone County Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Share your work, get feedback, encouragement and perhaps even inspiration to write your masterpiece. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 859-3422665. Burlington. Babytime Halloween (birth to 18 months), 6:30 p.m., Boone County Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Halloween snuggles with your baby in costume. Free. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 859-342-2665. Burlington. Anime and Manga Club (middle and high school), 6:30 p.m., Boone County Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Join other otakus for movies, snacks and kawaii crafts. Free. Registration recommended. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 859-342-2665. Burlington.

Senior Citizens 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.

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 23 Civic Town Hall Meetings: Heroin Awareness, 7 p.m., Boone County Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Learn about heroin epidemic in Boone County, warning signs of heroin abuse and treatment options. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 859-342-2665. Burlington.

Health / Wellness Healthy Living for Seniors, 11 a.m., Florence Senior Activity Center, 7431 U.S. 42, Senior First Care advisors teach about ways you can feel better, look younger and extend your life. Presented by Florence Branch Library. 859-342-2665. Florence.

Holiday - Halloween USS Nightmare, 7-11 p.m., BB Riverboats Newport Landing, $18 Thursday-Sunday, $13 Wednesday. 859-740-2293; Newport.

Literary - Libraries Chess Club, 7 p.m., Florence Branch Library, 7425 U.S. 42, All ages and levels are invited to play. 859-342-2665. Florence.



Pea salad just like one from Hotel Sinton Today we started our first fire in the wood stove for the season. But it was a little weird, too, because when I looked out the window, the impatiens were a riot of color in the window boxes and the morning glories looked like a burst of blue sky Rita climbing Heikenfeld up the RITA’S KITCHEN white picket fence. The weather had turned quite chilly and it really was a perfect morning to have a nice, aromatic fire. If you ask most folks, they will tell you fall is their favorite time of year. I guess it’s because the outside work is winding down and so are we. And there’s nothing quite so beautiful as a mosaic of reds, browns and yellows as the leaves carpet our old country road.

Hotel Sinton’s spring pea salad

I was glad to get so many responses to Jan B.’s request for the Hotel Sinton pea salad. As always, thanks, thanks, thanks! The recipe from Juliane B., a Colerain township reader, was exactly like the one originally published by Cheri Brinkman in her first book of the best-selling series: “Cincinnati and Soup.” Now that I’ve seen the recipe, I know I’ve eaten it and liked the salad a

the way if you want (you’ll get a smaller yield). Immediately roll bottoms in your choice of toppings. Set on sprayed pan to dry.

Can you help?

Manyet Bakery’s cheesecake: I don’t want to disappoint Pat Barth, who asked again if any of you have the recipe or a similar one from this beloved Newport Bakery. This is the bakery that made the famous radio rolls and for which I found a similar recipe that I still promise to post on my blog. Frisch’s ranch dressing: I’ve had a couple requests for this, so if you have a similar recipe, please share.

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Knife skills video. Last week I shared information on honing steels. At the end of this month, Robert Hess, an expert on cutlery, will be a guest on my cable show “Love starts in the kitchen” on Union Township TV. The show will air in November on Warner Cable 8 and 15, so tune in.

Rita’s reader- submitted recipe for a pea salad is just like the salad from the old Hotel Sinton. THANKS TO RITA HEIKENFELD

lot. Juliane said she’s made it several times and people love it. Cheri told me: “This is a rare one as it is a salad dressing, not a true pea salad. It came from an older lady I knew who actually learned to cook in the kitchen of the old Hotel Sinton. What is interesting in this is the amount of mayonnaise in the salad; this may be lessened by the cook if they choose. The most important thing to stress here is that it should be served by tablespoon over

chopped lettuce not as a solo salad – that was not what they did in “the good old days.” Best made ahead. FYI Cheri just published her latest, and best-selling, book “Cincinnati and Soup: Festivals and Frolics.”

celery. Mix in 2 cups mayonnaise. Put in a 9-inch by 13-inch dish and top with 1 cup mayonnaise. Garnish with the hard-boiled eggs. Serve. May be served over chopped lettuce.

2 (16 oz.) bags frozen green peas 6 green onions, chopped 2 stalks of celery chopped fine 3 cups mayonnaise (more or less) 4 hard-boiled eggs, sliced

The hardest part of this recipe is opening all the caramels. I dipped the apples only halfway up and then rolled them into finely chopped salted nuts.

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Chef Deb Goulding’s bourbon bacon caramel popcorn for Halloween.

Rita Nader Heikenfeld is an herbalist, educator and author. Find her blog online at Cincinnati.Com/blogs. Email her at with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Call 513-248-7130, ext. 356.

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BRIEFLY Boone ready for trick-or-treating

Trick-or-treating times for Boone County and the cities of Florence and Union will be from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31. Residents interested in participating are asked to turn on their porch light.

Florence celebrates Halloween

FLORENCE — They city will host a Halloween Night Out 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 29, at the government center, 8100 Ewing Blvd. Children 12 and under can partake in games, ha-

lides and story telling. There will also be a magician, mascots, and spooky stations. Sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information, call 859-647-5439.

Boone hosts Jack-O-Lantern contest, walk

Boone County Parks and Recreation will host the 24th annual Jack-OLantern contest and walk from 7:30-9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, at Central Park, 9190 Camp Ernst Road, Union. Visitors will walk the luminary-lit trail and view Jack-O-Lanterns on



display. Contest drop-off is from 8:30-9:30 a.m. Oct. 26 at the park’s concession building basement. Cost is $1 per entry. Halloween T-shirts will be awarded to winners in each category. Popcorn and drinks will be available at the end of the end of the walk. The rain site will be the Floral Hall at the Boone County Fairgrounds.

Bargains found at book sale

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tober 20, Donated and excess library items, including audio books, CDs, DVDs, and reference materials are all on sale at greatly reduced prices. Hardcover books sell for $1and paperbacks are 25 cents to 50 cents each. Children’s books are reduced even more and magazines are always free. On Sunday, fill up a paper grocery bag (or similarly sized tote bag) for just $5. For more information and to learn how books are recycled and selected for the book sale, read Boone County Public Library’s latest blog post: “Serving the Public and Saving the Planet, One Book at a Time.”

Boone cleaning up in fall

Fall Cleanup in Boone County will be Monday through Sunday, Oct. 2127. From 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Boone County residents only can bring furniture, appliances and general junk to the Public Works Yard, 5645 Idlewild Road, Burlington, or the Union Pool, 10165 Old Union Road, Union, for free disposal. Liquid waste, hazardous waste, paint, dirt and concrete are not accepted. Tires are limited to four per load. For more information, call 859-3343151. Florence residents and business owners can participate in the drop-off dumpster program by bringing unwanted items for free disposal at the Public Services Mainte-

nance Facility, 7850 Tanners Lane, Florence. Facility hours are 7 a.m.-7 p.m., Monday through Friday and 9 a.m.-7 p.m., Saturday and Sunday. Proof of residency required. The city has partnered with Kentucky eScrap for computer and electronics recycling and with Cintas to offer document destruction. For a list of items accepted and not accepted during the cleanup, as well as for suggestions on how to dispose of excluded waste items, contact the Public Services Department at 859-647-5416 or visit Curbside pickup is available for residents via Rumpke, who accepts large items throughout the year during all garbage pickups. Call 1-877786-7537. The Public Services Department will also conduct its annual leaf collection program. For dates, visit the city’s website.

Home movie casting call

The Great American Home Movie Project is holding an open casting call 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, at Home Video Studio, 808 Fawn Drive, Erlanger. It is one of 25 locations throughout the United States that is looking for people for people who would like to be interviewed about what American life was like during the 1940s, 1950s, 1960s and the 1970s. The pro-

duction is “The Great American Home Movie,” a feature-length documentary that explores American life from the perspective of people’s home movies from1946 to 1976. For more information, call Home Video Studio Erlanger at 859-525-0305.

Anyone for chili, oyster soup?

Petersburg Christian Church annual Chili/Oyster Soup Dinner will be 4-7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, at the Petersburg Community Center, 6517 Market St. Petersburg. Chili, oyster soup, hamburgers, hot dogs, desserts, coffee, iced tea, lemonade will be served. The proceeds will be used for local church projects. Any questions call Rosemary Mastin 859689-0767.

Bullittsville Christian 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


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» N. Ky. Master Gardener Program: register now for the next Master Gardener class, only held once every three years in Boone County. Call 586-6101 for details and the registration packet. » “Fantastic Fall Color!” Guided Tour of the Arboretum: 1-2:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 21, Boone County Arboretum, concessions building, 9190 Camp Ernst Road, Union. Free. Call 586-6101 to register, or enroll online at » Invasive Plants: 9 a.m. to noon, Wednesday, Oct. 23, Boone County Arboretum, concessions building, 9190 Camp Ernst Road, Union. Free. Learn to identify and control locally invasive plant species while removing them from areas within the arboretum. Dress for outdoor work. Call 586-6101 to register, or enroll online at

tempting to shut down and harden off for winter. New growth now, or even the internal changes and dehardening processes at the cellular level which precede actual visible growth, will result in tender plant tissue that is easily damaged by cold weather, which could lead to a weakened or dead plant by next summer. Pruning cuts now would also leave fresh wounds exposed to the cold. Spring-blooming landscape trees and shrubs like redbud, lilacs and forsythias, should be pruned within two weeks after their flowers fade. Pruning these plants from July through their normal spring bloom time would remove potential flowers, since these plants make their flower buds the previous season and then bloom on their old wood. Sum-

mer-blooming trees and shrubs like butterflybush, annabelle hydrangea and rose-of-sharon start flowering in June or later and should be pruned in early March before growth begins. These plants make their flower buds as they put out growth in the spring, and then they

bloom on the new wood. Shade trees can be pruned in March or June (including all types of maples, ash, oaks, honeylocust, etc.). Some trees (like birch, yellowwood, elm and maple) may bleed, or lose sap, after being pruned in March. This does not actually harm the tree, but if you want to avoid it you can wait until June to prune these species (although branches will be heavier and bulkier to haul away due to all the leaves at that time). Landscape trees and shrubs should be fertilized in late November or early March, based on soil test results. Following these guidelines will help assure strong, healthy trees in the years ahead. Mike Klahr is the Boone County extension agent for horticulture.

Jack McAllister, Rotary district governor, urged Rotarians to “Engage Rotary – Change Lives” at a recent presentation to the Florence Rotary Club. McAllister is a graduate of the University of Kentucky, and a member of the UK Agriculture Alumni Association. A member of Rotary for the past 34 years, McAllister reminded everyone about the good that Rotary International does throughout the world. He stressed that Rotary’s motto of “Service Above Self” cannot be simply words. “How can we be about service if we are not engaged ourselves?” he said. The Florence Rotary Club was commended for its fundraising for The

Mary Rose Mission, which will provide meals for those in need, scholarships totaling more than $17,000 for high school and college students, gospel concerts with donations collected benefitting local charities, Shoes for Orphan Souls which provides shoes to children both locally and abroad, the Alltech Coffee project to benefit Haiti, and the work Rotarians have done in helping to stamp out the polio virus. “Just as lives were changed in the US in the 1950s with the beginning of polio inoculations, lives can continue to be changed today here in Kentucky, and around the world, by the good works of Rotary,” McAllister said. Submitted by Mack Slocum

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‘Sunshine vitamin’ an important part of any diet It is called the “sunshine vitamin” because our bodies can make it when exposed to sunlight. Vitamin D helps our bodies absorb calcium and phosphorus from foods. All of these nutrients are needed for strong bones. Vitamin D is also used for other functions in our bodies and is important for muscle health. Vitamin D levels can be easily checked through a blood test ordered by your health care provider. In the 1930s, legislation was passed to fortify dairy milk with vitamin D to help in the fight against rickets. Rickets is a childhood disease often associated with bowed legs. Osteomalacia is a disease of adults with vitamin D deficiency. Osteomalacia results in weak bones and muscles. Adults with vitamin D deficiency are at higher risk of falls.

The recommended daily allowance, set in 2010, is 600 IU for those ages 1-70. Diane For those Mason ages 71 and EXTENSION older the NOTES recommended allowance is 800 IU per day. Vitamin D is found naturally in several foods. Fatty fish such as salmon, tuna, and mackerel are among the best sources. Beef liver, cheese and egg yolks provide small amounts. Almost all milk in the U.S. is fortified with 400 IU of vitamin D per quart. Foods made with milk like cheese and ice cream are usually not fortified. Vitamin D is often added to breakfast cereals. It may also be found in some brands of orange juice, yogurt, margarine, and non-dairy beverages. Be sure to

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TMC observatory looking at moons The Bank of Kentucky Observatory on Thomas More College’s campus will host a free open house at 8 p.m. Saturday Oct. 19. A lecture will take place in Thomas More

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Northern Kentucky’s best and brightest don’t have to travel very far to learn about or test for Mensa, but they probably already figured that out. The William A. Durr branch of the Kenton County Public Library hosted an informational meeting about the worldwide social nonprofit organization Oct. 7, and will have testing Sunday, Oct. 13. Brenda Clark, the library’s adult programmer, said test-takers were already registered. She also said she wanted to set up the meeting and testing for quite a while. The next testing date will be Saturday, Oct. 26, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Newport branch of the Campbell County Public Library, 901 E. Sixth St.



DEATHS Edith “Edie” Barrett, 49, of Burlington, died Oct. 2, 2013, at Christian Care Communities Morningside Group Home in Florence. She was a member of Bullittsville Christian Church. Her mother, Glenna McDaniel Barrett, died previously. Survivors include her father, Estel Barrett; and stepmother, Betty Barrett of Burlington; sister, Betty Jo Barrett of Florence; and brothers, Danny Barrett of Hamilton, Ohio, and Dale Barrett of Union. Interment was at Hopeful Lutheran Cemetery. Memorials: Bullittsville Christian Church, 3094 Petersburg Road, Burlington, KY 41005.

Don Carpenter Don Carpenter, 75 of Burlington, died Oct. 3, 2013. He retired as a diesel mechanics instructor from Northern Kentucky University Vocational Technical School, was wellknown as a self-employed mechanic and inventor who held patents for devices he designed and manufactured, and was a member of Burlington Baptist Church. His brother, Galen Carpenter, died previously. Survivors include his wife, Beth Carpenter; brother, Robert; son, John Carpenter; and daughters, Donna McKeever and Amy Crum. Burial was at Burlington Cemetery. Memorials: Alzheimer’s Association.

Bobbie Dykes Bobbie Dykes, 84, of Florence, died Oct. 6, at St. Elizabeth Florence. She was a machine operator at Duro Bag in Ludlow for 20 years, and a homemaker. Her husband, Jack Dykes, and son, David J. Dykes, died previously. Survivors include her son, Robert Dykes of Florence; daughter, Pamela Blackburn of Taylor Mill; brother, Marvin Huffman of Morning View; sisters, Agnes Faye Lamb and Mary Jo Wood of Verona; four grandchildren and nine greatgrandchildren. Burial was at the New Bethel

ABOUT OBITUARIES For the most up-to-date Northern Kentucky obituaries, click on the “Obituaries” link at Funeral homes may submit basic obituary information to To publish a larger memorial tribute, call 513-242-4000 for pricing details. Cemetery in Verona. Memorials: Fairhaven Rescue Mission, 260 Pike St., Covington, KY 41012.

Florence Holmes Florence Holmes, 90, of Newport, died Oct. 5, 2013, at Carmel Manor Nursing Home in Fort Thomas. She was a homemaker and a longtime volunteer at ECHO Soup Kitchen, Newport as well as in the cafeteria at St. Francis DeSales, Newport. She was also a member of Holy Spirit Parish, Newport. Her husband, Elmer C. Holmes, and sister, Mary Jo Pfefferman S.C.N., died previously. Survivors include her daughters, Shirley Huber of Villa Hills, and Sue Heidel of Union; six grandchildren and four greatgrandchildren. Interment was at St. Stephen Cemetery in Fort Thomas. Memorials: St. Elizabeth Hospice, 483 S. Loop Road, Edgewood, KY 41017.

Charles Kruetzkamp Jr. Charles William Kruetzkamp Jr., 74, of Florence, died Oct. 6, 2013. He was a retired electrician, Kentucky Colonel and Navy veteran. His brother, James Kruetzkamp, died previously. Survivors include his siblings, Judith Lee Kruetzkamp, Mary Lou Brennen, Donnie Kruetzkamp, Kenny Kruetzkamp and Ricky Kruetzkamp; and many nieces and nephews. Interment was at Mother of God Cemetery in Fort Wright. Memorials: American Diabetes Association; or American

Cancer Society; or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital; or St. Elizabeth Hospice.

Frances Linz Frances L. Linz, 77, of Lakeside Park, died Oct. 8, 2013, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. She dedicated her life to her family of eight children as she raised them in multiple countries around the world, following her husband, Jerry, who was a manager for General Electric. She also was a member of Blessed Sacrament Church, and active member of the Prayer Line. Her son, Jay Linz, died previously. Survivors include her husband, Jerry Linz of Lakeside Park; sons, Mark Linz of Cincinnati, and Jim Linz of Cincinnati; daughters, Maureen Stirrat of Burlington, Cynthia Evans of Rabbit Hash, Victoria Goodridge of Owenton, Lisa Bush of Newport, and Christine Schulte of Burlington; sisters, JoAnn Moore of Cincinnati, and Patricia Breitenstein of Fort Thomas; 22 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

Paul Mason Paul Edward Mason, 75, of Covington, died Sept. 29, 2013, at St. Elizabeth Hospice. He was a self-employed auto-body repairman. Survivors include his children, Sherry McFarland of Independence, and Darren Mason of Covington; brothers, Charles Mason of Tennessee, and Herman Mason of Burlington; sisters, Judy Carty of Covington, Mariam Lawson of Burlington and Marilyn Wideman of Columbus, Ohio; longtime companion, Debbie Jacobs of Covington; and two grandchildren.

Arrests/citations Susanna M. Conrad, 37, theft, Sept. 1. Mohammed A. Hassan, 25, menacing, disorderly conduct, Sept. 20. Jeremy D. Westerman, 40,

possession of controlled substance, public intoxication, Sept. 20. Flora J. Fields, 54, public intoxication, Sept. 20. Michael Hernandez, 39, public intoxication, Sept. 20. Sanda D. Young, 45, public intoxication, Sept. 21. Kevin R. McKever, 52, public

William Minnick William Edward “Bill” Minnick, 79, of Burlington, died Oct. 6, 2013. He was a Marine Corps veteran, retired sergeant for the Florence Police Department, member of the Fraternal Order of Police, Ky. Peace Officers Association and Bellevue Vets, and a Kentucky Colonel. His daughter, Marsha Scheben Kleier, died previously. Survivors include his wife, Nancy Minnick; daughters, Elizabeth Minnick, Connie Wicks, Paula Noble, Patricia Reed and Sherri Colwell; sister, Rosemary Burke; brother, Robert Minnick, 11 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Burial was at Floral Hills Memorial Gardens in Taylor Mill. Memorials: American Heart Association.

George Mobley George W. Mobley, 89, of Hebron, died Oct. 10, 2013, at his

home. He was retired from the Seagram Distillery in Lawrenceburg, Ind., attended Oak Ridge Baptist Church in Taylor Mill, was a former member of the Petersburg F&AM Masonic Lodge, and a Navy veteran of World War II. His wife, Anna Florence Hodges Mobley; sons, George Wayne Mobley and Terry L. Mobley; a sister and four brothers, died previously. Survivors include his daughter, Brenda Berner of Superior, Wisc.; sons, Gary Mobley of Burlington, Keith Mobley of Springdale, Ohio, Daryl Dean Mobley of Hebron, David R. Mobley of Hebron, and Mike L. Mobley of Erlanger; sisters, Dortha Whitaker of Hebron, and Maudie Lunsford of Milan, Ind.; brother, Kenneth Mobley of Florence; 13 grandchildren and 16 greatgrandchildren. Burial was at Sand Run Cemetery in Hebron. Memorials: Hospice of St. Elizabeth, 483 S. Loop Road, Edgewood, KY 41017; or National Kidney Foundation, 615 Elsinore Place No. 400, Cincinnati, OH 45202; or the American Cancer Society, 297 Buttermilk Pike, Fort Mitchell, KY 41017.

Karl Davis Michael, 74, of Walton, died Oct. 8, 2013, at his residence. He was an Army veteran, worked as a truck driver for Square D, and enjoyed farming, hunting and fishing. His sisters, JoAnn Wagner and Helen Jean; brother, George Michael; and son, David Michael, died previously. Survivors include his wife, Barb; daughter, Carla Michael of Walton; son, Andy of Walton;

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Dorothy Spencer Dorothy May Spencer, 87, of Florence, died Oct. 4, 2013, at her home. She was a member of Ashland Avenue Baptist Church in Latonia, an active member of the Women’s Missionary Union, and former Sunday School teacher. Her sister, Lib Weis, and brother, Eugene Day, died previously. Survivors include her husband, Rev. Ward Spencer; daughters, Connie Ackerman, Marilyn Bowling, Patty Ginter and Lauri Hackman; sister, Marj Ferguson; brothers, (twin) Don Day and Art Day; 12 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Burial was at Kentucky Veterans Cemetery North in Williamstown. Memorials: Ashland Avenue Baptist Church, 2735 Ashland Ave., Latonia, KY 41015; or St. Elizabeth Hospice, 483 S. Loop Road, Edgewood, KY 41017.

Douglas Willis Douglas Alan Willis, 51, of Phoenix, died Oct. 1, 2013. Survivors include his father, Richard Alan Willis of Walton, and brother, Richard Lee Willis of Phoenix.

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The Community Recorder publishes the names of all adults charged with offenses. The information is a matter of public record and does not imply guilt or innocence. To contact your local police department: Boone County Sheriff Mike Helmig at 334-2175; Florence Police Chief Tom Szurlinski at 6475420. at 7852 Mall Road, Sept. 11. Cory J. Elam, 22, alcohol intoxication in a public place at 7725 Plantation Drive, Sept. 12. Virgil E. Chapman, 39, impersonating a police officer at 8405 U.S. 42, Sept. 12. Christopher G. Thomas, 43, shoplifting at 61 Spiral Drive, Sept. 12.

Incidents/investigations Assault At 929 Virginia Ave., Sept. 21. Victim assaulted by subject in a parking lot at Mall Road, Sept. 9. Victim assaulted by known subject at 7500 block off Carole Lane, Sept. 9. Burglary Power drill at 7791 Ewing Blvd., Sept. 16. Two Duraflame electric stove heaters at 8453 U.S. 42, Sept. 17. Residence broken into and items taken at 6713 Ashgrove Place, Sept. 8. Credit card fraud Huntington business debit card at 236 Main St., Sept. 17. Criminal mischief Vandalism at 8227 U.S. 42, Sept. 15.

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Walton has a new councilman Works or Union Pool per Boone County license plate between 8 a.m.-5 p.m. If you have Ruth Meadows more than four you WALTON NEWS may call and register at 334-3151 or 334-3629. Residents will have an additional pick-up day on October 26. ■ If you are interested in painting gourd birdhouses, give Marilyn Picconi a call at 485-1813 or Evelyn Hance 3565622. Bring paints if you have some, if not there will be lots to share. Session starts at 6:30 p.m. at Marilynn’s home in Richwood. Call to register and directions. ■ The Walton Verona Community Pantry sponsored a food distribution with the Freestore on Oct. 5. Eighty-two households were served. Thanks to 30 volunteers who helped with the distribution. This is a great opportunity to help this ministry. Anyone is invited to help. Next distribution will be Nov. 9 at the Walton Christian Church Parking Lot.

■ Pioneer Days at the Gaines Tavern History Center will be on Saturday, Oct. 26, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Featuring crafts, demonstrations and vendors for honey, soap and yarn goods. The Boone County Library will have its tales of hauntings and tragedy at the historic tavern with the last tour being at 7:45 p.m. $5 admission fee. (No admission under 8 years old, please). Tickets and info can be purchased at Walton City Hall or Burlington Main Library. Cosponsored by the Friends of Gaines Tavern. ■ Some dates you might want to mark your calendar: » Trick or Treat Night for the City of Walton is 6-8 p.m. on Halloween Oct. 31. » Trunk or Treat will be on Wednesday, Oct. 30 at 6:30 p.m.-8 p.m. at First Baptist Church parking lot. » Trunk or Treat will be on Thursday, Oct. 31 from 6-8 pm. at the Walton Christian Church parking lot. ■ Congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Evan Riley, who were married at the United Methodist Church last Friday evening. The

bride was Hidie, one of our favorite waitresses at Main Street Family Restaurant and daughter of Sheila Dees. The reception was at St. Timothy Parish in Union. ■ Happy Birthday to Bob Slayback on Oct. 23. Belated 59 wedding wishes to Bob and Betty on Oct. 14. ■ Special Thanks to Buddy and Peggy Gray for sharing their 50th anniversary gift of over $600 to our Walton Verona Veterans Memorial. This was a very loving and dedicated gift on their behalf. There will be a special service honoring our Purple Heart Veterans on Veterans Day in November. ■ Please remember Pat Art in your thoughts and prayers this week. Pat is a patient at Villa Springs in Erlanger. Also, little Mason Weaver (7 weeks old) in Children’s Hospital. Mason is the son of Angel Glenn and Daren Weaver. Grandparents are Mike and Sandy Glenn.

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it. Having the tent sale allows everyone to get rid of unwanted items, and support a great cause. Donation receipts will be available. Meyer and his Carpets Direct store has been in the Walton community for 15 years. “Walton has always been a great place with wonderful people,” Meyer said. “I sell to people all over Northern Kentucky and Cincinnati but

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Women’s clothing at 61 Spiral Drive, Sept. 21. Digital Sony camera at 7635 Mall Road, Sept. 21. Three catalytic converters at 8383 U.S. 42, Sept. 21. Clothing at 5000 Mall Road, Sept. 21. Honda Pilot EXL at 7670 Catawba Lane, A., Sept. 15. Three packages of bacon at 4990 Houston Road, Sept. 15. Honda 2-inch trash pump at Richman Road, Sept. 16. Makita drill combo at 239 Main St., Sept. 16.

Wallet with contents at 6920 Burlington Pike, Sept. 16. At 303 St. Judes Circle, Sept. 17. 26-inch Manga Excitor. 20-inch BMX Bike at 19 Morris St., Sept. 17. Cash at 8045 Action Blvd., Sept. 17. Property stolen from victim at the Hilton at 7373 Turfway Road, Sept. 9. Subject left Gold Star Chili without paying their bill at 7563 Mall Road, Sept. 10.

Fuel stolen from Swifty at 7600 Burlington Pike, Sept. 10. Property stolen from convenience store at Berberich Drive, Sept. 11. Property stolen from residence at 6801 Sebree Drive, Sept. 9. Theft from vehicle Parts stolen off of vehicle at 11 Quiet Creek Drive, Sept. 8. Items stolen from vehicle at 7864 Connector Drive, Sept. 11. Theft of services Two nights stay at 350 Meijer

Ruth Meadows (391-7282) writes a column about Walton. Feel free to call her with Walton neighborhood news items.

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Thanks to Olivia Ballou for serving our city as a council member after being elected in November. Due to moving out of the city, her resignation was accepted in September. Rick Cook was selected to the fill the council vacancy for the remaining term. Mr. Cook feels he is qualified the serve the city with his desire to work with council members to maintain our small town atmosphere and quality of life. Mr. Cook resides with his family on High Street and is employed by Quality Control for Best Sanitizers in Walton. He is currently serving on the Walton Board of Adjustments. Much success to Mr. Cook as he begins his new endeavor. If you would like to congratulate him or have a city matter that you would like to share, you may e-mail him at ■ Other city matters of interest are: » Fall Clean up Week – Oct. 21-27. Dumpers will be available at the Walton Public Works at 11 High School Court. No tires, liquids, hazardous waste, paint or appliances. Tires (four) can be left at Boone county Public

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Sebring 90” Sofa

This sofa features block arms with soft padding, double needle stitching and a beautiful tufted back

687 383




Jareth 92” Reclining Sofa

Features a rich two-tone contemporary design that offers the comfort of plush pillow top arms and supportive divided backs.

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Digby 80” Sofa


This transitional sofa features a nice roll arm, an exposed tapered leg, contrasting throw pillows, and a subtle nailhead accent.


687 622


Features the patented Flexsteel blue steel frame and two accent pillows.





Alabama 90” Power Reclining Sofa Features heavy weight

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687 1299 $LOWEST PRICE

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Philip 84” Sofa

Brentwood 78” TV Console Also available 64” Super TV Console $664 58” Tall Console $594 50” Console $554

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Hayley 5 Piece Dining Set

Includes Counter height table with storage base and 4 stools




Mango 5 Piece Dining Set Includes Pub Table and 4 stools





Glen Cove Queen Sleigh Bed

Includes queen sleigh headboard, footboard, and rails


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Innerspring Serta Euro Top or Perfect Sleeper Firm



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Perfect Sleeper Super Pillow Top


No delivery available on Sundays or Mondays, purchase must be made before 4:00pm to be eligible for next day delivery.

iSeries Corbin Gel Memory Foam + Dual Coil Hybrid




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FREE Furniture

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Cool Action Gel Memory Foam + The Duet Coil

Cool ActionTM Gel Memory Foam The first of it’s kind!


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