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Poll: Vote for top stories of 2011 Recorder readers are asked to decide the Top 5 news stories in Boone County during 2011. Starting Thursday, visit NKY.com/ hebron and vote for your top five headlines. Voting deadline is 5 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 20. Results will be published on Dec. 29.

Adoption group honors lawmaker U.S. Rep Geoff Davis of Hebron was selected as recipient of the 2011 Legislator of the Year Award by Voice for Adoption. He was recognized for his efforts to make foster care and adoption policy a priority. Story, A3

Light Up Boone County Holiday lights are going up in Burlington, Hebron and throughout Boone County. Share your photos of Christmas decorations – both exterior and interior – and tell us your name, address and community. It’s OK to have family members in the photo. Email photo, with “Light Up” in subject line, to ndaly@nky.com. Or upload photos at NKY.com/Share. We’ll include yours in a holiday photo gallery. The best will run in the paper.

Fookes holds court with win Nell Fookes has reached several career-win milestones in recent years, but they haven't come on a predictable schedule, with her 600th career win in February being one example. The latest honor came Dec. 9, as the school dedicated the floor to the 27th-year head coach after her 607th career win. Story, Sports

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‘Home for the Holidays’ Animal shelter hosts Dec. 16 Adoptathon Community Recorder

Boone County Animal Shelter kicks off its “Home for the Holidays” campaign with an Open House and Adoptathon noon to 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 16. The shelter is located at 5643 Idlewild Road in Burlington. “This event will encourage

families to consider adoption first when adding a pet to the family. We’ll feature door prizes, adoption gifts, refreshments and free consultation with an on-site trainer,” said Beckey Reiter, animal shelter director. The animal shelter has added several new incentives this year so that all animals leave the shelter to adoptive homes before the end of the year. From Dec. 16-22, families adopting cats and dogs will be able to name their own

adoption fee. Those adopting Dec. 20-22 can request that their animals be held by the shelter for delivery on Christmas Eve. For a nominal fee, arrangements have been made for Santa to deliver the new four-legged family member to his adoptive home with the help of the shelter elves in the Adoption Waggin’. “Good customer service is crucial to our shelter’s effort to save more lives,” Reiter said.

“And we plan to offer extended hours Dec. 19-22 to encourage everyone to visit the shelter.” The shelter will be open for adoptions noon to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday and will be closed Dec. 23-26. For more information, call the Boone County Animal Shelter at 859-586-5285. For more about your community, visit NKY.com/boonecounty.

A ‘Red Hat’ Christmas Fillies gather for annual celebration

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HEBRON — It was a sea of red and purple at the Airport Marriott as the Red Hat Fillies of Northern Kentucky met for their annual Christmas party. Jackie LeDuc started this club for women eight years ago in Boone County, starting with 40 members right off the bat. It has grown to be one of the largest clubs in the area. Based on Christian values, the club’s members live the premise that they’re never too old to have fun. “We get together to play, to share one another’s lives and to make our own fun,” said Bobbie Ackley of Hebron, a member of the Fillies. “All of these ladies make a conscious choice to embrace life and live it to the fullest.” The Red Hat Society is an organization that champions fun and friendship after 50 for thousands of women across the country. “This club is inspirational,” said Shirley Casey, from Crittenden. “All the ladies are like sisters and we bond together. The same is true with the Red Hat clubs all over the world.” Peggy Bond of Burlington

Elisa Rossi of Dry Ridge and Mary Boyd of Florence, who is the vice queen of the Red Hat Fillies, brought their kazoos to the Christmas party at the Marriott in Hebron on Dec. 5. They accompanied members in singing "Happy Birthday" to those with December birthdays. PATRICIA A. SCHEYER FOR THE COMMUNITY RECORDER joined because she wanted to make more friends. She has done just that in the year and a half she’s been a member. “We have fun,” said Midge Windows of Elsmere. “I’ve been a part of the club since I retired. We wear our red hats and on our birthdays we wear purple hats. Everyone is allowed to join, but if you are under 50 you wear pink and lavender.”

The Red Hat Fillies are not just pretty hats and dresses. They hold food drives for the community and donate items to a girls’ facility in Kentucky. “Our ladies hold the concept that though they would have to eventually grow old, the kind of person they would be is a matter of their own choosing,” said Ackley. “That’s how they feel. Their purpose is to be there for one an-

other, and share a smile and a helping hand.” For more information about the Red Hat Society, the website RedHatSociety.com offers general information. For membership LeDuc’s number is 859-6895526. For more about your community, visit www.NKY.com/hebron.

Way-finding signs are in the works By Stephanie Salmons ssalmons@nky.com

“X” may mark the spot, but new signs that will be installed around Boone County will help you get there. This fall, several cultural businesses contacted the county looking for signs to direct tourists to their destinations, said Adam Howard, Boone County government and community relations director. “Many travelers would get lost or miss a turn on their way so

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Boone Co. absorbing 911 center Change happens at first of year By Mark Hansel mhansel@nky.com

BURLINGTON — The Boone County Fiscal Court Dec. 6 agreed to absorb the county’s Public Safety Communications Center and approved the hiring of all of its personnel. The move, which goes

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into effect on Jan. 1, is necessary because an interlocal agreement between the county and the city of Florence has been terminated. The PSCC, which handles 911 calls, has operated as an independent entity, but will now function as a department of county government. The Fiscal Court also agreed to include a onetime recurring salary increase equal to each employee’s Social Security contribution. PSCC employees currently do not participate in the U.S. Social Security program, but it is a prerequisite for employment with the county. “These two resolutions really bring to a conclusion the activities that have been developing in the last year or two as it relates to several policy matters involving PSCC,” Boone

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tion Project also took another step forward at the Dec. 6 meeting. The Fiscal Court authorized Judge-executive Gary Moore to proceed with negotiations with the Simpson family for the purchase of property located at 9223 Camp Ernst Road. The property has been appraised at $480,000 and if negotiations are successful, the Fiscal Court will have to approve the sale. The Fiscal Court chose Viox and Viox Engineering of Erlanger as the preferred firm for survey services related to the project. “Tonight, neither one of these projects is expending any money,” Moore said. The Fiscal Court is expected to hear a detailed presentation on the history of the project, which will include information on previous land purchases, at its Dec. 20 meeting.

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the annual president or chairman of the Boone County Fire Chiefs Association. The county will continue discussions with other Northern Kentucky officials about the possibility of forming a combined PSCC that would cover the entire region. The Fiscal Court also agreed to extend the existing cable television franchise agreement with Insight Communications. The current franchise agreement expires on Jan. 1and Insight is awaiting approval of a pending merger with Time Warner Cable. The six-month extension will permit Insight to comply with the existing franchise agreement terms and allow Time Warner to negotiate a new contract upon closing of the transaction. The purchase of additional land for the Gunpowder Creek Land Preserva-

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sume all funding and operational requirements and the Dec. 6 votes were the final step in the process. Earlywine said the additional Social Security contribution, based on the current rate of 4.2 percent, would amount to about $30,000 for the remaining six months of the budget year. The PSCC includes 36 full-time employees and five part-time workers. Earlywine said the transition of the PSCC to a county department will be seamless for the first responders and the general public. “They will still have the same folks working in the same building, providing the same key services for police and fire first responders,” Earlywine said. The PSCC will continue to have an oversight board, which will consist of the Boone County sheriff, the Florence police chief and

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County Administrator Jeff Earlywine said. “Those issues involve funding, the structure and makeup of the interlocal agreement and more recently, a decision to terminate the interlocal agreement that has been in effect since 1979.” Under the interlocal agreement, the city of Florence paid a portion of the PSCC funding, but officials there have lobbied for a more equitable formula for several years. Because Florence residents also contribute to the fund through county taxes, city officials contended that they were paying twice. Last year, the city voted to remove its $600,000 contribution from the budget and a subsequent funding study determined that the city should not have to pay the additional amount. Since that time, the county has been working to as-

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One of Judy Heeger's many crafts is a microwave baked-potato bag. Complete with directions, each bag holds up to four potatoes and can also be used for corn-on-the cob and sweet potatoes. She lives in Independence and belongs to both Kenton and Boone Homemaker groups. NEVA MARTIN FOR THE COMMUNITY RECORDER goods), anything to help the community,” said Smallwood. They also make blankets for “preemies” (premature infants) at hospitals as well as cancer caps, said Judy Heeger, a Homemaker member for more than 15 years. Heeger makes holiday gifts for friends and family, which includes 11 children, 25 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. “My kids keep me busy,” said Heeger. “All of my gifts are inexpensive … I give them to the kids and for their associates at work.” Such gifts include baby bibs and burp cloths (which go over the shoulder), as well as microwave bakedpotato bags (“It makes (the potatoes) nice and fluffy”). Another Homemaker member, Mary Neal, made quilts for her three oldest grandchildren this year. She volunteers at the Extension office, recently teaching members how to create a snowman from wood and fabric. “I do a lot of sewing,” said Neal, winning several ribbons at the Boone County Fair every year. “I make bags that attach to wheelchairs and walkers for the veterans at Fort Thomas.” Smallwood said these inexpensive gifts, and many more, can be seen at the annual “Holiday with Homemakers” show, held each November at the Extension center on Camp Ernst Road .

Barbara Seiter makes all kinds of crafts for family and friends. Here she works on painting Christmas ornaments for gifts. PROVIDED “The show features Homemaker crafts and my ‘elf,’ Barbara Seiter, holds up the items while I explain how to make them,” Smallwood added. Seiter, a Homemaker for more than 30 years, enjoys painting, scrapbooking and making jewelry, hobbies from the simple to the sublime. She mentions a couple of simple gift ideas. “One of them is taking wire and winding it around a toilet paper roll, putting beads and buttons on it and making napkin rings,” said Seiter. Another is creating a recipe book: Take three paper lunch bags, fold them in half, one on top of the other, punch holes in the side, then tie ribbons to connect them.

“On each page I put a recipe,” Seiter added. “It makes 10 pages. I decorate it with stickers and things and title it ‘Favorite Recipes.’ I’m giving them to my nieces this year. They’re young and newly married.” Homemade gifts bless the giver as much as the giftee, she added. “It’s giving a part of myself,” Seiter said. “It means more to me than to go out and buy them.” For information on joining the Homemakers, whether as a regular or mailbox member, call Katie Smallwood at the Boone County Extension Office, 586-6101; or email her at Katie.smallwood@uky.edu. For more about your community, visit www.NKY.com/ boonecounty.


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Davis receives award from adoption group By Stephanie Salmons

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Florence woman celebrates 103rd birthday By Justin B. Duke jbduke@nky.com

FLORENCE — Eva Arnold has lived through both world wars, the rise and fall of Communism and nearly every other major event of the 20th century. Born Dec. 10, 1908, Arnold just celebrated her 103rd birthday. Arnold grew up in Boone County and now lives at the Florence Park Care Center. While she grew up in a farming family, Arnold wanted to work in the city, said her niece Faye Kirkpatrick. “She would ride a horse, and then ride a milk truck to work in Cincinnati,” Kirkpatrick said. Arnold lived through many of the landmarkeventsonthe20thcentury,but one of her favorite memories was walkingacrossthefrozenOhioRiverwithher grandmother when she was 9 years old. “Her mind is just wonderful,” Kirkpatrick said. As Arnold got older she still didn’t

slow down, even climbing on her roof andcleaninghergutterswhenshewasin her 80s, Kirkpatrick said. Arnold’s enthusiasm extended to her family as well, she said. “She’s just been a part of our lives all of her life,” Kirkpatrick said. Arnold has one son, three grandchildren and a lot of great nieces and nephews. “We all just love her,” Kirkpatrick said. Florence Park set up a birthday party for Arnold where she got to celebrate with her neighbors and family members. “They’re making a big deal of this,” Arnold said. Living to be 103 is considered quite a feat, but there’s no trick to it, Arnold said. “It’snosecret–it’sjustmyfamilytaking care of me,” she said. For more about your community, visit www.NKY.com/florence

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U.S. Rep Geoff Davis of Hebron was selected as recipient of the 2011 Legislator of the Year Award by Voice for Adoption. He was recognized for his efforts to make foster care and adoption policy a priority. Voice for Adoption is a national nonprofit organization that advocates for improved adoption policies. “It’s certainly a great honor,” Davis said in a phone conversation. The work, however, was not his alone he said, having been “blessed with a terrific staff.” Being given the award is a reflection of “trying to help kids we’d like to give a second chance to,” he said. In an announcement, Davis said there are more than 400,000 children in foster care who need a permanent home and family. “I appreciate being recognized by Voice for Adoption, and thank them for their leadership on improving adoption policies for children in foster care and for families wanting to adopt children from foster care,” he said in the release. Child welfare, foster care and adoption are important and often bipartisan issues for Congress to address, Davis said. VFA commended Davis for his efforts to help eliminate the barriers to per-


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Pulaski man faces murder, DUI charges By Mark Hansel mhansel@nky.com

The Boone County Sheriff’s Department has charged a Pulaski County man with two counts of murder in connection with a fatal one-car accident in Walton Dec. 10. Logan Ellis, 22, of Nancy, Ky., turned himself in Dec. 12 and was charged with two counts of (wanton) murder, DUI (aggravated), and having no insurance. Ellis was driving his 2000 Chevrolet Malibu southbound on U.S. 25 at approximately 3 a.m. when

he lost control in a curve and struck a utility pole. The impact caused the car to split into two pieces. One of the passengers was ejected and the other was found in the back seat. Both were pronounced dead at the scene. The deceased are identified as Heather Stanley, 21, and Stacy Hopkins, 43, of Dry Ridge. The sheriff’s department cites excessive speed as a factor in the accident. An investigation by the Boone County Sheriff’s Office Accident Reconstruction Team is ongoing.

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There’s more than 500 reasons why adults in Northern Kentucky should volunteer their time. At least that’s what members of the Girl Scouts of Kentucky’s Wilderness Road Council say. Because despite a large number of young girls seeking to discover, connect and take action, there are not enough helping hands to guide them. “Last year (we had) 670 on a waiting list, every year it’s been pretty consistent,” said center director, Ruby Webster. “Every year it’s been pretty consistent with between 500 to 750 people on our waiting list.” To garner volunteers the Girl Scouts have been reaching out, by placing yard signs and sending home fliers, but these methods have helped only with upping the number of eager members. “A lot of the girls are frustrated because they don’t understand why you don’t have a troop to put them in,” Webster explained. Girl Scouting has changed since most volunteers were of Scouting age and although traditional troops are still around, there are other ways to get involved. “When people think about Girl Scouts they think of cookies,” she said. “It’s way more than cookies. It’s about leadership skills.” Through programs such as Pathways, which allows girls to participate by choosing a certain skill or subject to study, Teen Leadership Council, which puts together a group of

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older girls to mentor the younger, as well as day and overnight camps, the time commitment for the activity has lessened. The time commitment for a volunteer has lessened as well, Webster said, meaning that extra help is sometimes only needed for one day. Those looking for shortterm commitment with a longer time to work with the girls could consider helping with a Pathways, or series, program. “We say ‘Hey you know

everything there is to know about engineering? Do a six-week series on it,” Webster said. It is these kind of volunteers that Northern Kentucky Girl Scouts need, especially in areas like Covington, Latonia and Newport. Membership specialist Jontue Lewis said that this year’s recruitment is aimed toward adults in general, especially in “inner city areas.” “What we are trying to focus on this year is not so

much parent recruitment, but just general adult recruitment,” she said. The only requirements are that the volunteers are 18 or older and can pass a background check. Plus, the ability to be able to both share an interest and touch a girl’s life is invaluable, she said. “It’s really nice to be able to share whatever your passion is and be able to give that back to the community because you don’t want it to be wasted,” Lewis said.

Rule change affects region’s tattoo artists

Anyone providing tattoos or body piercing in Northern Kentucky will be required to document that he or she has received training on blood-borne pathogens,undernewregulations passed by the Northern Kentucky District Board of Health on Dec. 7. The rules are designed to protect customers and artists from diseases transmitted through the blood, including Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C and HIV. “Artists at these studios are using medical instruments to pierce the skin,” said Dr. Lynne M. Saddler, district director of health. “With that, comes the potential for exposure to bloodborne pathogens. These new regulations will help ensure that artists working at legitimate studios have a working knowledge of the types of blood-borne diseases, the risks associated with those diseases, and the precautions required to prevent exposure.” Northern Kentucky is the first region of the state to pass such regulations. Officials with the Kentucky Department for Public

Health are considering similar standards. Ohio and Indiana already require blood-borne pathogen education. Approximately 12 licensed tattoo and body piercing studios in Boone, Campbell, Grant and Kenton counties will be affected by the regulations, and were notified by letter of the requirements. Each artist operating at the studio will be required to obtain the certification. Regulations will be enforced beginning 90 days after passage. The health department will offer the blood-borne pathogen education classes beginning in January. A fee of$50tocoverthecostofthe program will be charged for attending the health department’s class, including certification. Health department certifications will be valid for three years. Artists may also receive a similar training from another agency, such as the Red Cross, provided that it meets the requirements set forth by the regulation, and has been approved by the health department as such. Those who ob-

tain approved class training from another source will be charged a $15 certification fee. For information on the classes, call 859-341-4151. Limited ear piercing studios, where ear lobes are pierced using a gun device, are exempt from the training requirements. “Unfortunately, people who obtain tattoos and body piercings from illegal, unlicensed studios put themselves at risk for bloodborne diseases, skin infections and a variety of other problems,” said Saddler. “We hope these regulations will help the public see the need to obtain these services at licensed establishments. Additionally, it is our intent to help ensure that patrons visiting a licensed tattoo or body piercing studio will be provided these services in a safe and healthy environment. Blood-borne pathogen education, along with existing requirements, is a proactive measure to accomplish this goal. ” For a complete list of certified tattoo and body piercingstudiosinNorthernKentucky, visit http://www.nkyhealt h.org/certifiedtatoo.


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After school program to close gaps By Justin B. Duke jbduke@nky.com

FLORENCE — Students who have fallen behind have a new opportunity to get ahead. The Boone County Schools Board of Education approved a new after school instruction program for Collins Elementary and R.A. Jones Middle School. The schools have a high population of tran-

sient students who have attended several schools in a short period of time. This means students can have missed out on a lot during their moves. “There are large gaps in their instruction,” said Karen Chesser, assistant superintendent for learning support services. In many cases, students can be multiple grade levels behind and there just aren’t enough hours in a school day to

make a dent, Chesser said. “It’s just too much to catch up,” Chesser said. The after school program would run five days a week and add three hours to the end of the school day at Jones and two hours at Collins where students can get additional instruction, intervention, enrichment and help with homework. “We’re hoping parents will just see the school

day as going to 5:40 p.m.” Chesser said. Many of the students who would be in the program are latch-key kids who don’t have any supervision after school, she said. “This is probably a better environment,” Chesser said. The program would be free for students and funded largely through grants. Participating students would also get addi-

tional nutrition and physical education during the added time. They will also be provided transportation home after the extended school day. The district has high hopes of students making up their gaps and even getting past their grade levels in subjects. “We’re expecting students to grow 50 percent more than students who don’t use this,” Chesser said.

The program will be optional, but the schools will stress the importance of it for struggling kids, she said. “We are going to be diligent in calling parents who choose not to do this,” Chesser said. The program will likely kick off in mid-January. For more about your community, visit www.NKY.com/ florence

Kathleen Reutman Bryant received the third annual Dr. Johnnie Grissom Award. Reutman is executive director of student/community services for Boone County Schools. Also pictured are Superintendent Randy Poe, Assistant Superintendent Karen Chesser and Deputy Superintendent Pat Murray. PROVIDED

Reutman wins advocacy award Students from Mann, Stephens and North Pointe elementary schools performed their first string concert at North Pointe Elementary. PROVIDED

Schools team up for string concerts By Justin B. Duke jbduke@nky.com

Elementary students are getting their first chance at the strings. The Northern Kentucky School of Music started a partnership with North Pointe, Mann and Stephens elementary schools to teach students stringed instruments including violin, viola, cello and bass. “They don’t offer it in the curriculum,” said Toni Scheffer, director of the music school. About130 students from the three schools started practicing with Scheffer and her team after school. “They’ve never held a violin or cello or anything like it,” Scheffer

said. The program began in early September, and students are making huge leaps, she said. “They are very bright,” Scheffer said. In just over three months’ time, the students held their first concert at North Pointe Elementary. Whilethestudentsdeservealotof credit, there’s another group that’s making the program so successful, Scheffer said. “The Boone County Schools have just been wonderful to work with,” she said. Unless the school district and school administrators are on board, something like this can’t succeed,

Scheffer said. “They have been very supportive,” she said. It’s been a fun experience for the students as well, said North Pointe Principal Jo Craven. “It has been a great program,” Craven said. The program is about to go on a hiatus until mid-January, but before they do, they’ll perform two more concerts. They’ll be performing at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 17, at Immanuel United Methodist Church at 2551Dixie Highway, Lakeside Park. For more about your community, visit www.NKY.com/boonecounty

Inaugural parade featured local bands Boone teacher was grand marshal

A cannon shot from the Kentucky Military History Museum officially kicked off the inaugural parade for Kentucky Gov. Steve Be-

shear Dec. 13 in Frankfort. More than 4,150 parade participants, including 54 high school marching bands, traveled up Capital Avenue toward the Capitol where Beshear took the oath of office for his second term as the state’s 61st governor. 2012 Teacher of the Year

Kimberly Shearer, an English teacher at Boone County High School, was grand marshal and traveled the parade route with singing and community theater groups, Boy Scout troops and other state dignitaries. Beshear and first lady Jane Beshear traveled the parade route in an open horse-

drawn carriage provided by the Kentucky Horse Park. Ryle High School Marching Raiders, Newport High School Wildcat Marching Band and the Beechwood High School Marching Tigers were among high school marching bands in the parade.

Grissom Award given by state By Justin B. Duke jbduke@nky.com

A champion for all children is getting her due. Kathy Reutman, executive director of student/ community services for Boone County Schools, was given the Dr. Johnnie Grissom Award from the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE). The Dr. Johnnie Grissom Award is presented annually to an individual or group with outstanding accomplishments to help all students, regardless of their challenges, achieve at high levels through instructional equity and to closing the achievement gap. Reutman works with various agencies, families and students to make sure every student, including those with special needs or socioeconomic struggles, are put in a position to succeed in school. “There’s not a better person I know that’s a better student advocate than Kathy Reutman,” said Superintendent Randy Poe. As the district goes through its daily processes, Reutman always stresses putting students first, Poe said. “She reminds us on a daily basis why we’re here,” he said. Reutman’s focus isn’t only on students who attend Boone County Schools, but also in young

“There’s not a better person I know that’s a better student advocate than Kathy Reutman.” RANDY POE

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children who aren’t of school age. “In her current position, Kathy goes above and beyond in many ways, such as finding resources for the growing number of homeless students; ensuring that limited funds are spent on the neediest students through Title I; and championing the rights of the youngest students, even before they come to school,” said KDE chair David Karem. Reutman gives part of the credit of the award to working with a school board that puts children first. “It’s really about working with a school system that really walks the walk,” Reutman said. The award is named after former KDE associate commissioner Johnne Grissom, who left a legacy of student advocacy. “I knew Dr. Johnnie Grissom, and to think I met her criteria takes my breath away,” Reutman said. For more about your community, visit www.NKY.com/ boonecounty


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Kentucky releases new guidelines for school achievement

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The council developed four expectations in the guidelines: provide information about the overall academic and social status of Kentucky's schools and districtsinaformatthatisusefulandaccessibletothepublic;ensurethatallstudents,regardlessofrace,gender,ethnic background, disability or socioeconomicstatus,haveaccesstoarigorouscurriculum and get the support necessary to be successful in a rigorous curriculum; create an environment of high expectation, with administrators, teachers, and staff taking ownership for meeting the needs of all students; and create open, honest communication about the work of the Kentucky Department of Education, individual districts and schools with all stakeholders. The guidelines also list10 goals, such as utilizing research on interventions, reinforcing the implementation of professional development and collaborating with the media to educate the public on a new process and its purpose. Gross said people often think of achievement gaps as being between white students and minorities, but these guidelines are for closing all achievementgaps,includingthoselivinginpoverty, students with disabilities and English language learners. To view the document, visit www.education.ky.gov.

By William Croyle wcroyle@nky.com

St. Nicholas made a visit to Immaculate Heart of Mary School in Burlington. He met with all grade levels to share with them the story and tradition of St. Nick. THANKS TO EMILY FRIEHOFER

A 20-page document with guidelines for closing achievement gaps in public schools was released this week by the Kentucky Department of Education. "Guidelines for Closing the Gaps for All Students" was authored by the Commissioner's Raising Achievement/Closing Gaps Council, a group of 28 people representing schools, agencies and communities across the Commonwealth with an interest in equity and diversity issues. "The new accountability model will hold schools and districts accountable for closing achievement gaps, and this document will serve as a guide," said Lisa Gross, spokeswoman for the education department. The new accountability model for the state's public school education system, implemented this school year, was a result of the General Assembly's passage of Senate Bill1in 2009. The guidelines on closing achievement gaps will help parents know what is expected of their children's schools and districts, and help schools and districts "ensure that students receive a high quality, consistent and equitable education," according to the education department.

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St. Nicholas made a visit to Immaculate Heart of Mary School in Burlington. He met with all grade levels to share with them the story and tradition of St. Nick. THANKS TO EMILY FREIHOFER

Boone students like Xavier U’s program Nine students from Northern Kentucky and one from Indiana are enrolled in the first cohort of Xavier’s Northern Kentucky MBA program. They will spend 24 months taking 18 classes. They represent Procter and Gamble, Sunny DeGita light BeverHuntington ages Co., THANKS TO the KenLAUREL BAUER tucky Transportation Cabinet, GE Aviation, Hydro Systems Co., HillRom, and Fidelity Investments. Xavier University's Northern Kentucky MBA location occupies a 5,700square-foot space on the third floor of the Columbia Executive Center at 207 Grandview Drive in Fort Mitchell. As with Xavier's other off-site MBA locations in West Chester and Deerfield, professors come from the main campus in Evanston to the site in the evenings to teach and meet with students. Classes began July 5 and meet two nights a week in a cohort format, meaning the students go through the entire progression of courses as a group. Nikki Boden earned a

bachelor’s degree in civil engineering at the University of Kentucky and is a transportation engineer with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet. She and her husband, Brent, live in Florence with their dog Murphy. She believes an MBA will offer her moreopportunities. Nikki “So far Bodden classes are THANKS TO going LAUREL BAUER great,” Boden said. “It has been an adjustment carving out time for studying and homework but I'm seeing all this material for the first time. What I’m learning in class is letting me see things from an entirely new perspective.” Gita Huntington, also of Florence, earned her undergraduate degree from Indiana University in business process management and operations management. She works for Hydro Systems in Newtown, Ohio, as a buyer/planner. Both students agree that the cohort format helps with time management and allows students to really get to know one another throughout the program. The location is also a time convenience. In addition to work and classes, Boden is involved

with the Tri-State Southern Ohio Chapter of Leukemia Lymphoma Society and participates in Team in Training events such as last spring’s Flying Pig Marathon. She also coaches a U-8 co-ed soccer team with her dad and her brother, Chris and Sean Molleson. “The Kentucky location is very convenient because it’s close to both work and home,” Boden said. “I’d been thinking for a while about going back to school for my MBA and when Xavier opened the new Northern Kentucky location it made my decision that much easier.” “Having an MBA degree is one of my personal goals,” said Huntington. “I think it is good to have a feeling of accomplishment in your life and career.” "The decision to open a satellite campus in Northern Kentucky is a direct reflection on the growth and success of Northern Kentucky," said Jen Bush, assistant dean for graduate programs at Xavier's Williams College of Business. “Northern Kentucky is home to many successful businesses, and has a thriving population which supports them. Xavier’s Northern Kentucky campus is a win-win situation that creates a strong partnership with a critical role in the continued and future success of the area.

Two Boone County Schools employees had their first publication. Dawn Hinton, guidance counselor at Cooper High School, and Bridgette Warnke, school psychologist at Conner Middle School, recently had an article printed in the “International Journal of Choice Theory and Reality Therapy.” In education, choice theory and reality therapy focus on the importance of building relationships. A few years ago, when Hinton and Warnke were both working at Conner High School, they started a five-step process to get certified in reality therapy. They were both skeptical about what they were learning, so they wanted to do some research. “We wanted evidence this actually works,” Hinton said. To test the theory, a freshman class was divided into two teams. In one team’s classes, things were done as usual. In the other team, students were given more ownership in their classes and were allowed to have class meetings with their teachers if they didn’t like the way things were being done. “It was all about having a work-it-out in the classroom,” Hinton said. Some things, like teaching the content, were non-

Conner Middle School school psychologist Bridgette Warnke and Cooper High School guidance counselor Dawn Hinton had an article published in the "International Journal of Choice Theory and Reality Therapy." JUSTIN B. DUKE/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

negotiable, but how it was given could be influenced by students’ preference, Warnke said. “It’s just a little different than the typical ‘I give a lecture and you regurgitate it in a test,’” she said. After compiling the data, students in the team using the reality therapy tended to have better grades, higher attendance, fewer instances of discipline and failed fewer classes. “We were both pretty shocked and pleased,” Hinton said. With their findings so clear, Hinton and Warnke started putting their findings to paper and eventually wrote their article “Choosing Success in the

Classroom by Building Student Relationships.” Over the span of several months, Hinton made repeated contact to get the article published. “She would not let it die,” Warnke said. Now that it has been published, the two are hoping their findings help the community understand how educators are working hard to find new ways to help students learn in the best way they can. “We don’t just push papers and do testing,” Hinton said. “We try to make a difference.” For more about your community, visit www.NKY.com/ boonecounty

Design a River Sweep poster

Students in primary and secondary schools (public and private, K-12) are invited to design a poster for the 23rd annual River Sweep 2012. Fifteen prizes will be awarded. The grand prize is a $500 U.S. Savings Bond, and the school representing the grand prize winner will also receive an award. A $500 U.S. Savings Bond will be presented to the studentwiththewinningdesign for the official River Sweep T-shirt. Thirteen $50 U.S. Savings Bonds will be awarded to one winner at each grade level. The poster contest is open to students living in or attending schools in counties bordering the Ohio River, or counties participating

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in the River Sweep. The 23rd annual River Sweep will be held Saturday, June16, 2012. River Sweep is a one-day cleanup project for the Ohio River and its tributaries. The sweep covers nearly 3,000 miles of shoreline from Pittsburgh to Cairo, Ill., and averages more than 20,000 volunteers a year. Trash collected during the sweep has included cars, tires, furniture, toys, a piano, and a variety of other items. All trash collected is either recycled or placed in approved landfills. River Sweep is held to create an awareness of water quality problems caused by litter and illegal dumping. The poster contest, held in conjunction with River

Sweep, is one way to spread thewordaboutlitterprevention. Posters submitted for the contest should reflect this goal and focus on encouraging volunteer participation. Deadline for the River Sweep Poster Contest is Dec. 14. For information about the River Sweep Poster Contest, or for complete contest rules and regulations, contact Jeanne Ison at 1-800359-3977, or visit www.orsanco.org.

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Brownell, Raiders

DIVE INTO TITLE CHASE Several Boone teams return state qualifiers By James Weber jweber@nky.com

BOONE COUNTY — Meredith Brownell leads an experienced swimming and diving program for Ryle High School this season. A two-time state runner-up in diving, Brownell hopes to take the next step this year. She has signed to dive for Division I Kansas University. “When I first starting diving, I wanted to pick a sport I could be good at, but I didn't think I could go to college doing it,” she said. Brownell said she is practicing twice as hard this year, literally, as she spends time both with her club coach at Miami University, and with the Ryle divers. “I do double practices all the time,” she said. “Hopefully I can get the title this year, if not, I'll be OK.” Brownell is one of several returning state qualifiers for the Raiders. Others on the girls side include junior Taylor Piatt (butterfly), senior Audrey Cochran (backstroke), senior Erica Thelen (backstroke) and senior Taylor Dantes (freestyle). Returning state qualifiers for the boys team are senior Tommy Jennings (sprints), sophomore T.J. Albright (backstroke), sophomore Connor Galloway (freestyle), eighth-grader Bryce Craven (diving) and sophomore Mikey O’Leary (butterfly). Other swimmers to watch on the girls team include Katy Dunham, Katie Clements, McKenzie Derry, Courtney Ferguson, Paige Miller and Hayley Ashcraft. Boys newcomers include Adam Dantes, Brian Kelly and Tristan Stamm. Fifth-year head coach Jim Bailie said the girls team should finish top-five in the region, and the boys team has a bright future with most of the top athletes being sophomores and younger.

Boone County

Lance Melching returns for his fourth season as head coach for

Sophomore T.J. Albright is one of Ryle's top returnees. FILE PHOTO the Rebels. He returns multiple state qualifiers, including three divers in Ryan Brown (13th at state), Evan Brungs (19th) and Ian Grimes (20th). Senior swimmers Michael McMahon and Ben Read are school recordholders and look to get to state this year. Junior swimmers James Beckett and Logan Briedis add quality depth. Sophomore diver Karly Brungs was 31st at state last season. Junior Samantha Kalany was 14th in the breaststroke and 17th in the backstroke at regionals last year. Junior Kayla Harrison, sophomore Hannah Wagner and freshman Megan Harrison are other top returning Rebels. Melching expects improvement from both teams and more state qualifiers.

Conner

Lauren Toole is head coach for the Cougars, who had their first meet Dec. 7 at Scott.

Cooper

Lisa Harkrader returns for her fourth year leading the Jaguars.

Meredith Brownell of Ryle dives in the state meet last year. FILE PHOTO Ryle's Meredith Brownell (second) and Highlands' Carly Hill (fourth) show their state medals in girls diving Feb. 26 at the University of Louisville. FILE PHOTO The girls team was fifth at regionals last year, and the 200 freestyle relay foursome of Brooke Harkrader, Michaela Smith, Megan Kern and Samantha Bosshammer all return after finishing in the top 16 at state.

Sharli Brady and Kandis Arlinghaus add potential to the lineup. Brady, a former state qualifier for Cooper, returns to the school this season. Top boys swimmers are Kyle Kieth, Alex Willet, Jay Bachmann and Nick Beckett.

St. Henry

The Crusaders graduated state qualifiers Louis Rodgers and Luke Freihofer.

Head coach Clare Grosser lists 33 athletes on her roster, including seniors Jessica Bier, Taco Chang, Zach Coffaro, Torie Hughes, Mitchell Isler, Mitchell Kriege, Jack Lannon, Katie Mauntel, Bethany McNabb and Catherine Otte. See more sports coverage at www.cincinnati.com/blogs/presspreps, www. facebook.com/presspreps or visit James on Twitter at @RecorderWeber.

PRESS PREPS HIGHLIGHTS Catching up with college athletes

» The Community Recorder is seeking submissions from parents of college athletes to let their hometown communities know how the studentathletes are doing. Please send a photo of them either participating in their college sport or enjoying the holidays with their family at home (Thanksgiving or Christmas); detail what’s happening in the photo. Send no more than 200 words describing their successes. Be sure to include their sport, college, their year in college, parents’

names, high school and what community paper you get at home. Deadline is Tuesday, Dec. 27. All submissions should be emailed to Melanie Laughman at mlaughman@nky.com or James Weber at jweber@nky.com. Questions, contact Weber by email or 859-578-1054.

Correction

» The story about the Holy Cross football state title win included an incorrect stat that this was the first title win of any sport for Holy Cross. It was the third: Slow-pitch softball had state titles in 2005 and 2006.

Boys basketball

» Boone County beat Holy Cross 83-76 to improve to 4-0. Zane McQueary led five Rebels in double figures with 20 points. Boone beat Conner Dec. 9, 70-52 for its fifth straight win. Five Rebels were in double figures. » St. Henry beat Highlands 73-68 Dec. 9 to improve to 2-2. Mitchell Kuebbing had 19 points and Darius Meiman 18.

Girls basketball

» Conner beat St. Patrick 55-40 Dec. 6 to improve to 3-0. Emily Pluto had 11 points.

» Cooper beat Beechwood 55-49 Dec. 9 to improve to 3-2. » Ryle beat Colerain 56-45 Dec. 8 to improve to 3-0. Tyianna Douthit had 15 points, Dawn Johnson 13 and McKell Oliverio 13. » St. Henry beat Cooper 53-38 on Dec. 7 to improve to 4-1. Jessica Knaley had 16 points.

champions and included the following local athletes: Boone County: Jordan Oppenheimer. Ryle: Adam Schmitz. Walton-Verona: Gregory Peebles. Schmitz led the team in rushing touchdowns with six and had the second-most receptions for the Tigers with 27.

Where are they now?

Football

» Georgetown College finished 12-1 in football this season and reached the second round of the NAIA playoffs. The Tigers were conference

» Vince Jarvis and Collin England of Union are on Kentucky’s eighthgrade all-star football team who are playing in a national tournament. In the first round of the inaugural Football

University (FBU) National Championship, the eighth-grade team from Kentucky beat Illinois 44-0. Kentucky is slated to face Wisconsin in the next round the weekend of Dec. 9-11. The winner of this matchup will be two wins away from an all-expense-paid trip to San Antonio to compete for the national championship title in the Alamodome. » Cooper junior Tyler Morris and head coach Randy Borchers were player and coach of the year in Class 5A, District 5 as selected by the KenSee PREPS, Page A9


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Plenty of hoops options during holidays Dec. 27-29, Heritage Academy Christmas Tournament, Florence

Boys basketball: The tourney includes Bellevue, Heritage, Dayton, Covington Latin, Covington Latin, Williamstown and Newport.

Dec. 16-17, Swauger Classic, Bellevue

Boys basketball: The tourney named for longtime Bellevue coach and administrator Mike Swauger will have eight teams. Teams will play once on Friday, Dec. 16, and twice the next day. Action begins 4:30 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. Saturday. The

Dec. 27-30, Lloyd Memorial Invitational, Erlanger

Holy Cross junior Maddy Staubitz shoots against Boone County. Boone won 55-37 Dec. 9 in girls basketball. JAMES WEBER/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

championship game is 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 17.

Boys basketball: The Lloyd tourney returns for the fifth year under head coach and athletic director Mike Key. There will be 12 teams

Dec. 20-22, Northern Exposure tourney, Florence

NKY Sports Hall of Fame inducts 5

The Northern Kentucky Sports Hall of Fame will induct new members at1p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 21. The public is invited to the ceremony at the Villa Hills Civic Club, 729 Rogers Road. Inductees are: • Mary Jane Bishop (Boone County High School). She scored 56 points in one game and played at the University of the Cumberlands. • Dale Porter (Dixie Heights High School). He

played four sports and was honorable mention allstate in football and basketball. • John Farris (Dixie Heights). He played for the 1955 state champions and was MVP in the state final. He played football at Morehead State. • William Topmiller (Covington Catholic). He played three sports and was all-state in football and basketball. He played in three Sweet 16 tourneys

and played football at Vanderbilt. • Danny Lee (Dixie Heights). He played thiree sports including being captain and MVP of Dixie’s first soccer team. He played in world championships in softball. The Hall of Fame will also honor two individuals with the inaugural Bill Cappel Volunteerism Award, named for the deceased Covington resident and lifelong athletic volunteer in

» St. Henry junior Daniel Wolfer and Conner senior Ben Turner ran in the Footlocker

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» Two Notre Dame players were first-team all-state in Class 3A (schools were split in three classes for these awards based on enrollment). Emily Schmahl and Hanna Thelen were first-team picks. Carley Jones and Elly Ogle were second team. Scott’s Erin Romito was honorable mention. St. Henry honorees in Class A were Abbey Bessler and Rachel Fortner, who were first team. Holy Cross senior Jayden Julian was first team. Georgia Childers was second team and Megan Krumpelman was honorable mention. » Ryle’s Ashley Bush and Harper Hempel were second-team allstate in 3A. (schools were split in three classes for these awards based on enrollment). Boone County’s Stephanie Lambert was honor-

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Girls basketball: Head coach Aaron Stamm brings a holiday tourney to Hebron this year. Eight teams are divided into two polls. One pool has Conner, Highlands, Lewis County and Paducah Tilghman. The other has Newport Central Catholic, Cooper, Ashland Blazer and Owen County. Teams will play each day Dec. 27-30, with Dec. 30

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this year instead of the usual 16. Newport Central Catholic, Central Hardin, Holy Cross and Bowling Green are the top four seeds and will be placed into the quarterfinals regardless of their firstround result. Action begins at 11:15 a.m. each day, with six games in a row each day. The championship game is 8 p.m. Dec. 30. Dec. 27 schedule: 11:15 a.m., Brossart vs. Ludlow; 1 p.m., Conner vs. East Jessamine; 2:45 p.m., Lloyd vs. Mason County; 4:30 p.m., Cooper vs. Clay County; 6:15 p.m., NewCath vs. Central Hardin; 8 p.m., Holy Cross vs. Bowling Green.

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Rebels win first game on ‘Nell Fookes Court’ By James Weber jweber@nky.com

FLORENCE — Nell Fookes has reached several career-win milestones in recent years, but they haven't come on a predictable schedule, with her 600th career win in February being one example. The latest and most indelible honor came Dec. 9, as the head coach for the Boone County High School girls basketball team stood on the court next to her name, which was painted in powder blue on the playing surface, and addressed the crowd as she held back tears. Nell Fookes Court became official that night, as the school dedicated the floor to the 27th-year head coach after her 607th career win. She is the all-time winningest coach in Ninth Region history. “I'm truly honored and humbled by this night,” she said. “I share this with my school, my family, my community, and my players past and present.” Fookes was chatting with supporters long after

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the game, as they gathered for a reception in the gym. With the ceremony being on a fixed schedule unlike a career-win milestone, Fookes was able to share the moment with more than 30 former players, who were introduced one-by-one and brought down to the floor, where they were the front-row audience for Fookes' speech. They stood next to the current Rebels, who

St. Henry beat Highlands 73-68 in varsity basketball on Dec. 9. Pictured is St. Henry junior Ben Hills. Hills made several key baskets and free throws to preserve the lead for the Crusaders. THANKS TO MARK SETTERS

St. Henry beats Highlands, 73-68

brought flowers to Fookes before greeting all the alumni in a handshake line. One of the alumni, Amy Buerger, played on Fookes' first team in the 1985-86 season and later coached at Ryle and Walton-Verona. “It's great that they did this for her,” Buerger said. “She has put practically her whole life into this. The family has given up a lot. Her intensity level has never changed and she

Boone senior Lydia Nash scores against Holy Cross. Boone won 55-37 Dec. 9 in girls basketball. The court was dedicated in honor of Fookes following the game. JAMES WEBER/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

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puts forth the same effort today that she did then, and that's why she's such a great coach.” The current players felt the pressure to give their coach a win on this night. Senior Sydney Moss made sure it would happen, scoring 20 of her 32 points in the first half as the Rebels beat Holy Cross 55-37. HC’s head coach is Boone graduate Kes Murphy. The Miss Basketball contender, who recently signed to play for the University of Florida, is averaging 26.3 points per game in Boone's 3-1 start. She said the team needed to bounce back from a loss to Cincinnati Princeton two nights earlier. “It was special,” Moss said. “We knew we had to come out and get a win for her and make it a special night.”

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NKU prepares for Atlantic Sun challenge By James Weber jweber@nky.com

HIGHLAND HEIGHTS —

Any big change involves risks. No one knows this more than the administration at Northern Kentucky University, who announced Dec. 8 its athletic programs would move up to Division I of the National Collegiate Athletic Association and join the Atlantic Sun Conference. While the risks will be there, there are also exciting possibilities, which brought more than 500 supporters to the Bank of Kentucky Center for a public announcement. “Our facilities are Division I quality, our athletes are Division I quality and our academics are Division I quality,” Kevin Donnelly, a senior soccer player from Princeton High School, told the crowd. “We embrace the challenge to compete at the next level.” All NKU sports will join the Atlantic Sun beginning with the 2012-13 school year. NKU will play a full conference schedule and will be eligible for regularseason conference championships and awards. By NCAA rule, NKU will be on probation for four years and cannot play in any postseason event except conference tourneys in individual-oriented sports golf, cross country and track. “The Atlantic Sun is a terrific conference for us,” NKU President Dr. James Votruba said. “The institutions are strong and dynamic, and the conference includes a lot of metropol-

Northern Kentucky University Athletic Director Dr. Scott Eaton shows the student body that the No. 1 now stands for Division I JEFF SWINGER/THE RECORDER

itan areas that look a lot like Cincinnati. We have alumni in those areas.” Being able to play a full conference schedule will make it easier for teams to fill their non-conference schedules. Teams have to play 85 percent of their contests against D-I schools to be listed in the Ratings Percentage Index, a computer ranking which is used in many sports, most notably men’s basketball, to help determine the national tournament field. Many schools can’t schedule ones who aren’t RPI-eligible. “I credit our coaches for what they’ve done,” NKU athletic director Scott Eaton said. “They’ve been trying to recruit and make their schedules for the past eight months not knowing what conference they are going to be in.” Financial risks should be manageable, Votruba said. The school would have to add more than $3 million to its athletic budget. He said some of that will come from reallocating parts of the existing budget and the rest will be paid for from increased

sponsorships, enrollment and gate receipts. The school has been studying the move and its budget for more than a decade. Upgrades to its facilities, including construction of the 9,400-seat BOKC and state-of-the-art soccer stadium, have been oriented towards the D-I move. The BOKC has the largest seating capacity in the ASun and Cincinnati is the fourth-largest media market. NKU has the thirdhighest enrollment in the league. “We’ve made this move as an institution,” Votruba said. “I’m convinced this move will benefit our entire institution. It will make it easier to recruit and retain our students. Our students are very excited. It will enhance our visibility and donor support.” Part of the budget upgrade will be in travel costs. The conference is based in Macon, Ga. Currently, four of the schools are in Florida, three in Tennessee, two in Georgia and one in South Carolina. The closest schools, Belmont and Lipscomb, are 270 miles away in Nashville (Belmont will move to the Ohio Valley Conference after this season). Three of the others are within 430 miles. The four Florida schools are in the northern part of the state and are between 800 and 1,000 miles away. The Atlantic Sun uses the same “travel-partner” concept utilized by NKU’s current league, the Great Lakes Valley Conference. The GLVC has expanded outwards in recent years, and currently has six of its

teams located in Missouri, including two in Kansas City. Both NKU basketball teams currently travel together for league games and play two nearby schools within a three-day span. The A-Sun hoops schedule is structured the same way. “We’re about the only GLVC school in the Eastern time zone,” men’s basketball coach Dave Bezold said. “Sometimes we’re getting home at 3 a.m. We measure trips by how many movies we watch on the bus, and we have some four-movie trips. Now we’ll be able to fly for an hour and a half at times instead of driving nine hours.” Another risk is NKU giving up its status as national-title contender in

most of its sports at the Division II level. The men’s soccer team won the national championship in 2010. Women’s basketball has won it all twice in the past 12 years. NKU has 22 regional titles and 71 GLVC crowns. “It’s going to be different,” Eaton said. “We have a lot of Division I studentathletes already and we had a great signing class in the fall. It will be a challenge not being able to compete for a national championship right away, but we will be able to compete for regular-season championships and all-conference honors, so we will still have a lot to offer.”

Atlantic Sun facts THE SCHOOLS Belmont Bruins, Nashville (moving to Ohio Valley Conference in 2012) East Tennessee State Buccaneers, Johnson City, Tenn. Florida Gulf Coast Eagles, Fort Myers, Fla. Jacksonville Dolphins, Jacksonville, Fla. Kennesaw State Owls, Kennesaw, Ga. Lipscomb Bisons, Nashville, Tenn. Mercer Bears, Macon, Ga. North Florida Ospreys, Jacksonville, Fla. USC Upstate Spartans, Spartanburg, S.C. Stetson Hatters, DeLand, Fla.

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EDITORIALS | LETTERS | COLUMNS | CH@TROOM

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Disappointed with council

I am disappointed in the appointment of Pat Wingo to the City of Florence. She has had opportunities to run for office to serve the citizens of Florence and did not. A special election was held less than four weeks ago and five candidates ran as persons desiring to represent the citizens of Florence. Two of those people express a desire to fill Mr. Apgar's seat, but instead four members of council chose Ms. Wingo. Pat Wingo is a former city manager directly appointed by, and under the control of Mayor Whalen, and has never run for nor held public office. It is a shame that only Mr. Larry Brown chose to seek to fulfill the wishes of the voters and appoint a real candidate who will represent concerned citizens. If Pat Wingo wanted the position why didn’t she run in the first place? It just doesn’t seem fair that the other candidates in the election spent all this time and money campaigning but were overlooked. I will now question the practices of Florence City Council. Deanna Lalley Florence

Reauthorize VAWA

Domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence and stalking are pervasive issues throughout the United States. In fact, these forms of violence affect everyone in Northern Kentucky and Buffalo Trace Area Development Districts in some way. The passage of the original Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) in 1994 was a giant step forward for our nation and meant that our federal government formally acknowledged that domestic and sexual violence cause tremendous harm, and therefore put resources into helping victims and responding to these crimes. Our community and millions of individuals are safer and better off as a result. The time has come to again reauthorize this critical legislation. Evidence shows that VAWA is working. But there is more work to do. On average, each day three people are murdered because of this violence in America and several hundred people are raped or sexually assaulted. Countless children witness this violence. The Violence Against Women Act of 2011 will build on efforts to prevent violence before it begins and teach the next generation that violence is always wrong.

We need more resources for all victims of violence. Congress must reauthorize this legislation to address this violence and build healthy communities. I urge Sen. Mitch McConnell to sign on as cosponsors of this legislation today. Marsha Croxton Executive Director of Women’s Crisis Center Hebron

Help bring daughter home

Dear friends and neighbors, Two Christmas holidays ago, I celebrated with my daughter Shawntel at Jewish Hospital where she was Shawntel undergoing a Ensminger is stem cell transshown here plant for Hodgwhen she kin's lymphoma, a was in blood cancer. remission. I thank God Dr. PROVIDED James Essel and everyone that helped her. It was successful and she was in remission until October this year when a PET scan revealed two new places. A biopsy in November showed the cancer has returned. Shawntel is 30 years old and a single parent to her 10-year-old daughter. She lives in Tallahassee, Fla., where she is a student teacher working toward her doctorate in religious studies. She has been fighting cancer since spring 2008. She moved home in spring 2009 to prepare for the first transplant. She moved back to Florida last Christmas during her remission to finish her education. She had just completed her dissertation when she learned the cancer has returned. She needs another stem cell transplant. They used her own cells for the first one, but this time she will need a donor. She needs to move back to Kentucky over Christmas break to begin treatment. She will stay here and finish college. Her father has cancer also and I am disabled with multiple health problems. We are unable to cover the financial expenses. Please pray for her and help me raise money to bring her home and help her. Donations may be sent to: Shawntel Ensminger Benefit Fund, c/o Heritage Bank, 1818 Ky. 18, P.O. Box 357, Burlington, KY 41005. Thanks you for your kindness and compassion. With sincere thanks, Jan Ensminger Burlington

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Regional cooperation drives job growth in Boone Co. Government doesn’t create jobs. Businesses do. However government can play a role in attracting and retaining businesses that result in additional jobs. With recent reports of jobs moving out of the region, I felt it was important to update you on our efforts to attract and retain businesses in Northern Kentucky. The economic development department for Boone, Kenton and Campbell counties is Northern Kentucky Tri-County Economic Development Corporation (Tri-ED). County Administrator Jeff Earlywine and I have worked with Tri-ED to grow, attract, retain and expand primary jobs in our region. This public/ private effort, created by the Fiscal Courts over 20 years ago in collaboration with the private sector, is a unique model built on cooperation and collaboration that has been very successful for our entire region. Since Tri-ED’s founding in 1987, over $5 billion in capital investment and more than 50,826 new primary jobs have been created by 521 companies that have started, located or expanded in Northern Kentucky. These new jobs have created thousands of subsequent service industry jobs

in small businesses such as restaurants, hair salons and retailers. Some examples of success from Tri-ED’s work include Fidelity Gary Investments, Moore Toyota, CitiCOMMUNITY group, Mazak RECORDER GUEST COLUMNIST and DHL. Other businesses with local connections include Parkway Products, Verst Logistics and U.S. Playing Card. Many of these companies have expanded their operations multiple times in our community. Tri-ED is highly targeted in its effort to attract new businesses to our region by focusing on key industries, which include advanced manufacturing, technology, life sciences, logistics and aviation, which fit the available workforce in our three counties. Tri-ED works closely with each judge-executive and the mayors in Northern Kentucky to help companies start, expand, and locate in our community. You may recall the city of Florence and Boone County worked with Tri-ED, the Kentucky Cab-

inet for Economic Development and CVG Airport recently to assist ZF Steering Systems add more than 370 new, good-paying jobs purchase more than $98 million in new equipment. ZF could have located this expansion elsewhere but chose Florence and Boone County to capitalize on our superb business climate and central location in the U.S. To ensure that our existing employers stay in Northern Kentucky and that we are producing college graduates that can find jobs in our region, Tri-ED works closely with, Northern Kentucky University, Thomas More College and Gateway Technical and Community College, and companies here to make sure that classes and the coursework of students in our area are meeting the current and future needs of employers. A regional approach for generating new jobs in our county has worked well over the last 20 years and I’m committed to working with the mayors of Florence, Union and Walton in addition to Tri-ED to create future prosperity for our residents. Gary Moore is judge-executive of Boone County.

RINGING FOR MARY

Boone County residents State Rep. Addia Wuchner and Laverne Lawson join Northern Kentuckians taking shifts to raise funds for charity and "Ring a Bell for Mary" in honor of the late Mary Middleton who had been active in the Salvation Army charity for more than 20 years. Middleton died in an accident in November. PROVIDED

Hebron definitely needs a new library Emily Shelton’s viewpoint in the Nov. 17 Recorder certainly was in the minority at the Nov. 9 master plan introduction. She clearly demonstrates that there are two sides to every story. I’m not sure whether she has different needs and desires than the residents of the Hebron area or that she has a nice library, two large parks and a YMCA in Burlington and the rest of the county can get by however. While I would have looked further before buying five times as much land as needed for $3 million, it is done and cannot be returned. It would be foolish to now sell it for a frac-

tion of what we paid for it, especially since all the things Emily derides are needed and the location is very good. Harvey Does she not Richardson realize the money, if sold, COMMUNITY RECORDER GUEST would go to the COLUMNIST library, not to the county general fund nor returned to the taxpayers? The Hebron area is rapidly growing. When the Lents Branch was built in 1989 there

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were abut 5,500 people living in the Hebron census division. In 2010 there were 16,820. To my chagrin our planning and zoning and Fiscal Courts have chosen to make this area high-density housing instead of keeping it rural suburban and have already approved another 10,000 or more people for a total of 27,000 or five times the 1989 census. The Lents Branch is inadequate now and becoming more inadequate. Technology has changed in the past 22 years and there is not space to accommodate it nor to expand Lents enough. For a timetable, I suggest we do it ASAP. The need is there,

the property is there and it doesn’t look like building will be less expensive any time in the future. For the excess land, don’t be foolish and dump it. Emily appears to consider undeveloped land a sin or at least a shame. She can live in a large apartment building if she likes, but I’ll bet most people there would appreciate a library, a nearby place to commune with nature or picnic and the availability of senior housing. Reasonable people can work out a reasonable solution. The things proposed are all needed in this area, would not be overly expensive to create nor maintain and

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the space would still be available if some now unknown need develops. The tax paid on this property before the library bought it was insignificant. The improvements of this proposal would make local property values and thus taxes increase and a senior center would more than make up the difference. We have bought the land. Let’s use it for the good of the people of the county, not dump it at a loss. I believe the plan is good and it would be wise to initiate it now. Harvey Richardson is a resident of Hebron.

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ommunities and schools have been decking the halls to kick off the Christmas season. “A Burlington Christmas” on Dec. 2-4 featured a tree lighting near the Boone County Courthouse, a display of gingerbread houses, and a holiday train display. Santa made appearances at both Burlington and the Christmas on Main parade on Dec. 2. The halls of North Pointe Elementary School were decked out for the annual Winter Wonderland celebration on Dec. 3. Children enjoyed shopping in Santa’s Workshop, made holiday crafts, had cookies and cocoa and visited with Santa and Mrs. Claus.

Nina Joyce, 6, of Burlington, and her brother Ronan, 4, get a lesson in trains from Steve Conrad, who received the initial American Flyer train from his dad in 1947, at a cost to his dad of $29.95, a week's salary at the time. The train was set up in the Boone County Historical Society's Clerk Office. PATRICIA A. SCHEYER FOR THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

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Santa and Mrs. Claus arrive via a horse-drawn carriage at Walton City Hall Dec. 2 where Santa sat in his special chair and listened to the wishes of many boys and girls during the Christmas on Main celebration. PATRICIA A. SCHEYER FOR THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

Four-year-old Jennifer Alexander of Walton is first in line to tell Santa what she really wants for Christmas at the annual Christmas on Main celebration Dec. 2. PATRICIA A. SCHEYER FOR THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

Bella Giordano, 9, of Walton, gives the miniature horse a hug at the petting zoo during the annual Christmas on Main celebration Dec. 2. PATRICIA A. SCHEYER FOR THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

Robbie DeLong, 3, of Hebron and his sister Abbie, 5, try to pick out a stuffed animal while shopping for presents with their mom Joanna during the Winter Wonderland celebration at North Pointe Elementary Dec. 3. PATRICIA A. SCHEYER FOR THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

Zachary Eckler, 5, of Union, and his brothers Jacob, 4, and Aaron, 1 1/2, think the ornaments on the tree outside the Boone County Courthouse are gigantic Dec. 3 as they enjoyed the festivities at the Burlington Christmas celebration. PATRICIA A. SCHEYER FOR THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

Shannon Dennemann, 7, of Burlington and her sister Tessa, 2, like looking at the gingerbread house made by Paige Turner, age 10, at the old courthouse during the Burlington Christmas celebration Dec. 3. Shannon had won second place in the contest two years ago. PATRICIA A. SCHEYER FOR THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

Ayden Way, 4, and Jenna Rice, 9, both of Hebron, sit quietly and listen to a story read by Mrs. Claus at the Winter Wonderland celebration at North Pointe Elementary Dec. 3. PATRICIA A. SCHEYER FOR THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

Mike Crane, who owns both the Farm Bureau Insurance agency and the Lionel train setup, and Terry Wilder, retired pastor of Burlington Baptist Church, talk about the trains Dec. 3 during the Burlington Christmas celebration. PATRICIA A. SCHEYER FOR THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

Brooks Meats offered samples of their famous chili to Jeff and Angela Harper of Walton during the annual Christmas on Main Dec. 2. PATRICIA A. SCHEYER FOR THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

Claire Tveten, 5, of Florence, writes a letter to Santa asking him for an American Girl doll during the Winter Wonderland celebration Dec. 3 at North Pointe Elementary School in Hebron. PATRICIA A. SCHEYER FOR THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

The Walton-Verona High School Marching Band leads the parade down Main Street in Walton the evening of Dec. 2 to kick off the annual Christmas on Main celebration. PATRICIA A. SCHEYER FOR THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

Audrey Coons, 5, of Hebron, asks Santa to bring her an American Girl doll at the Winter Wonderland celebration Dec. 3 at North Pointe Elementary. PATRICIA A. SCHEYER FOR THE COMMUNITY RECORDER


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THINGS TO DO IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD FRIDAY, DEC. 16 Education Kentucky Carrying Concealed Deadly Weapon Permit Training Course, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Walton Multipurpose Senior and Community Center, 44 N. Main St., Email danhouston357@aol.com for more information. Ages 21 and up. $85. Reservations required. 859-743-7210. Walton.

Holiday - Christmas ChristmasTown at the Creation Museum, 5-8 p.m. Admission to museum’s exhibits after 5 p.m., $5., Creation Museum, 2800 Bullittsburg Church Road, Outdoors. Nativity scene with actors in first-century Bethlehem, Christmas light display and an archaeological presentation explaining the replica of a Bethlehem home for the infant’s birth. All Christmas activities free except Museum exhibits, "the Christmas Star” planetarium program and Noah’s Cafe food and drink. Free. 888-582-4253; www.creationmuseum.org. Petersburg.

Literary - Crafts Homeschool Hangout: Holiday Crafts, 2-3 p.m., Boone County Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Make special crafts to share with friends, family and those in need. Middle and high school students. Registration required. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 859-3422665; www.bcpl.org. Burlington.

Literary - Libraries Nightmare Before Christmas, 4 p.m., Florence Branch Library, 7425 U.S. 42, Haunted gingerbread houses and skeleton ornaments. Middle and high school students. Registration required. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 859-3422665; www.bcpl.org. Florence.

Music - Country Mark Cormican Sings John Denver, 7 p.m., Boone County Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Presented by Boone County Public Library. 859-342-2665; www.bcpl.org. Burlington.

On Stage - Opera Nativity, the Pop Opera, 8 p.m., Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center, 1028 Scott Blvd., Eye-witness account of the virgin birth by band of singing angels. Benefits Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and ’Njoy-it-all Camp. $20; group sales available. 859-491-2030; www.nativitythepopopera.org. Covington.

Pets Home for the Holidays, noon-8 p.m., Boone County Animal Shelter, 5643 Idlewild Road, Open house and adoption event. Refreshments, door prizes and dogs, puppies, cats and kittens available for adoption. Free. 859-586-5285. Burlington.

Public Hours Creation Museum, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Creation Museum, 2800 Bullittsburg Church Road, Museum presents "walk through history." State-of-theart 70,000 square foot museum brings pages of the Bible to life. Includes Knee-High Museum, child-friendly and interactive addition to existing displays. $24.95 ages 13-59, $19.95 ages 60 and up, $14.95 ages 5-12, free ages 4 and under; $7 planetarium. 888-582-4253; www.creationmuseum.org/events. Petersburg.

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Duplicate Bridge, 6-9 p.m., Panorama Plus, 8510 Old Toll Road, Common Room. Open to all players. Family friendly. $5. Presented by Boone County Bridge Center. 859-391-8639; www.boonecountybridgecenter.com. Florence.

SATURDAY, DEC. 17 Holiday - Christmas ChristmasTown at the Creation Museum, 5-8 p.m. Admission to museum’s exhibits after 5 p.m., $5., Creation Museum, Free. 888-582-4253; www.creationmuseum.org. Petersburg. Christmas Open House, 2-6:30 p.m., Wheelrim Alpacas, 2089 Stephenson Mill Road, Viewing and petting alpacas, shopping alpaca products, Christmas lights and decorations and Santa Clause. Free. 859-803-4294; www.facebook.com/wheelrimalpacas. Verona.

Literary - Libraries Dog Days, 11 a.m., Walton Branch Library, 21 S. Main St., Read book to therapy dogs. Grades K-5. Free. Registration required. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 859-3422665; www.bcpl.org. Walton.

Museums Borders of Change: The Paintings of Gary Akers, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Behringer-Crawford Museum, Included with admission: $7, $6 seniors, $4 children; free for members. 859-491-4003; www.bcmuseum.org. Covington. Kneehigh Exhibits, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Creation Museum, $24.95 ages 13-59, $19.95 ages 60 and up, $14.95 ages 5-12, free ages 4 and under; $7 planetarium. 888-582-4253; www.creationmuseum.org/events. Petersburg.

Music - Rock

meditation. Bring yoga mat. Family friendly. $25 per month. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 859-342-2665. Burlington. Zumba, 6 p.m., Scheben Branch Library, 8899 U.S. 42, Latininspired dance-fitness program blends international music and dance steps. Family friendly. $25 per month. Registration required. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 859-3422665. Union.

Health / Wellness Community Blood Drive, 1-7 p.m., Boone County Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Registration required. Presented by Hoxworth Blood Center. 859-342-2665, ext. 8107; www.hoxworth.org. Burlington.

Literary - Libraries Writers Group, 7 p.m., Boone County Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Join local writing enthusiasts. Share work and get feedback. Family friendly. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 859-342-2665. Burlington. Teen Cafe, 3:15-4:45 p.m., Florence Branch Library, 7425 U.S. 42, Gaming, Internet, snacks and more. Teens. Family friendly. Free. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 859-342-2665; www.bcpl.org. Florence.

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

Recreation Duplicate Bridge, 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Elsmere Senior Center, 179 Dell St., Lower Level. Open to all players. Family friendly. $5. Presented by Boone County Bridge Center. 859-391-8639; www.boonecountybridgecenter.com. Elsmere.

Saving Stimpy, 10 p.m., 1st and 10 Sports Bar, 10358 Dixie Highway, $5. 859-817-0664; www.1stand10sportsbar.com. Florence.

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Duplicate Bridge, 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Panorama Plus, $5. 859-391-8639; www.boonecountybridgecenter.com. Florence.

Time Traveler’s Club: Kentucky Junior Historical Society, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Boone County Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Cemetery cleanups, historical ghost walks, interviewing local people and creating podcasts. Includes snacks. Grades 6-12. Family friendly. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 859-3422665. Burlington.

SUNDAY, DEC. 18 Music - Religious Hills of Kentucky Dulcimers, 2 p.m., Florence Branch Library, 7425 U.S. 42, Celebrate the season with special Christmas concert, featuring holiday songs. Free. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 859-342-2665; www.bcpl.org. Florence.

MONDAY, DEC. 19 Civic Tea Party Meeting, 6-8 p.m., Sub Station II, 7905 Dream St., Meet and discuss limited government, free markets and fiscal responsibility. Free. Presented by Grassroots Tea Party of Boone County. Through Dec. 29. 859746-3573; www.teapartyboonecounty.org. Florence.

Exercise Classes Gentle Yoga, 6 p.m., Boone County Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Learn basic postures and flows. Bring yoga mat. Family friendly. $25 per month. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 859-3422665. Burlington. Yoga, 7 p.m., Boone County Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Hatha yoga postures, breathing techniques and

Karaoke and Open Mic Woodies Karaoke, 10 p.m.-2:30 a.m., Woodies Tavern, 10020 Demia Way, Every Tuesday and Thursday starting at 10 p.m., grab the mic and sing along with the monitor. Who knows, there might be a scout in the crowd!. Ages 21 and up. 859282-1264; www.woodiestavern.com. Florence.

Museums Borders of Change: The Paintings of Gary Akers, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Behringer-Crawford Museum, Included with admission: $7, $6 seniors, $4 children; free for members. 859-491-4003; www.bcmuseum.org. Covington. Kneehigh Exhibits, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Creation Museum, $24.95 ages 13-59, $19.95 ages 60 and up, $14.95 ages 5-12, free ages 4 and under; $7 planetarium. 888-582-4253; www.creationmuseum.org/events. Petersburg.

Music - Choral Stephens Elementary Chorus Club Holiday Cheer Tour, noon-12:30 p.m., Remke-bigg’s Hebron, 1952 North Bend Road, Holiday favorites in cafe area. Free. 859-689-5300; www.remkemarkets.com. Hebron.

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

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 21 Civic Pictured, from left, is Kayla Pecchioni, Spenser Smith and Monica Tenhover in Commonwealth Theatre Company's winter dinner theater production of "A Christmas Survival Guide," running Dec. 15-22 in Northern Kentucky University's Corbett Theatre. Photo by Mikki Schaffner. THANKS TO WARREN BRYSON

Boone County Conservation District Board Meeting, 7-9 p.m. Boone County Cooperative Extension Service, 6028 Camp Ernst Road, Regular meeting to discuss conservation programs, projects and events. Family friendly. Free. Presented by

A Hammered Dulcimer and Celtic Harp concert by Kyle Meadows of Cold Spring and Tisa McGraw of Park Hills featuring music from their "Comfort and Joy" Christmas CD and traditional selections will be 2-4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 17, at the Kentucky Haus Artisan Center inside Kentucky Pickens at the Levee in Newport. THANKS TO KYLE MEADOWS Boone County Conservation District. Through Nov. 21. 859586-7903; www.boonecountyky.org/bccd/default.aspx. Burlington.

Holiday - Christmas Santa is Coming to Florence, 5-7 p.m., Northern Kentucky Pain Relief and Physical Medicine, 8119 Connector Drive, Call to reserve spot on Santa’s lap. Originally a special event for patients, now open to the public. Includes treats from Santa. Family friendly. Free. 859-283-2475. Florence.

Karaoke and Open Mic Karaoke, 7-11 p.m., Papa’s Pub, 290 Main St., Beer Garden. 859-371-5567. Florence.

Literary - Libraries Chess Club, 7 p.m., Florence Branch Library, 7425 U.S. 42, All ages and levels. Instruction available. Family friendly. 859342-2665. Florence. Wii Wednesday, 3-4:30 p.m., Walton Branch Library, 21 S. Main St., Board games and Wii. Middle and high school students. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 859-3422665; www.bcpl.org. Walton. School’s Out Movie, 1-3 p.m. "The Muppet Christmas Carol.", William E. Durr Branch Library, Free. Registration required. 859-962-4032; www.kentonlibrary.org. Independence.

ABOUT CALENDAR To submit calendar items, go to www.NKY.com and click on “Share!” Send digital photos to life@communitypress.com along with event information. Items are printed on a space-available basis with local events taking precedence. Deadline is two weeks before publication date. To find more calendar events, go to www.NKY.com and choose from a menu of items in the Entertainment section on the main page. JuDee Brown’s W.O.W Comedy Night, 10:30 p.m., Funny Bone Comedy Club, Newport on the Levee, Apollo Style. Audience will say who might make it or break it. Ages 21 and up. $5. 859-957-2000; www.funnyboneonthelevee.com. Newport.

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

Senior Citizens Tai Chi for Seniors, 10-10:45 a.m., Elsmere Senior Center, 179 Dell St., Lower Level. Designed to help improve quality of life for people with arthritis, limited mobility or anyone wanting to work on balance, strength and/or breathing issues. Slowpaced, graceful, low-impact form of exercise. For seniors. $1. 859-727-2306. Elsmere.

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Support Groups

Borders of Change: The Paintings of Gary Akers, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Behringer-Crawford Museum, Included with admission: $7, $6 seniors, $4 children; free for members. 859-491-4003; www.bcmuseum.org. Covington. Kneehigh Exhibits, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Creation Museum, $24.95 ages 13-59, $19.95 ages 60 and up, $14.95 ages 5-12, free ages 4 and under; $7 planetarium. 888-582-4253; www.creationmuseum.org/events. Petersburg.

Overeaters Anonymous, 10:30 a.m., Erlanger Christian Church, 27 Graves Ave., Presented by Greater Cincinnati Overeaters Anonymous Intergroup. 513921-1922. Erlanger.

THURSDAY, DEC. 22 Art Centers & Art Museums A New Reality, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Artisans Enterprise Center, Free. 859-292-2322; www.covingtonarts.com. Covington.

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Art Exhibits

Tim Snyder, 8 p.m.-midnight, JerZee’s Pub and Grub, 708 Monmouth St., Free. 859-4913500; www.jerzeespub.com. Newport.

Best of the Full Art Spectrum 2011, 11 a.m.-9 p.m., Art on the Levee Gallery, Free. 513-3620777. Newport.

Music - Blues Ricky Nye and Bekah Williams, 7:30-11:30 p.m., Chez Nora, 530 Main St., 859-4918027; www.cheznora.com. Covington. Blues Jam, 8:30 p.m., Midway Cafe, 1017 S. Fort Thomas Ave., Hosted by Dick and the Roadmasters, award-winning blues band. Free. 859-781-7666. Fort Thomas.

Community Dance SwinGallery, 8-11:30 p.m., Step-N-Out Studio, 721 Madison Road, All ages. No partner required. Free beginner East Coast Swing lesson 8-9 p.m. Dancing to music by DJ 9-11:30 p.m. Family friendly. $5. Presented by SwinGallery. Through Dec. 29. 513-290-9022. Covington.

Exercise Classes Yoga, 6:15 p.m., Scheben Branch Library, 8899 U.S. 42, Basic/ beginner yoga practice offers holistic approach to maintaining healthy weight with increased flexibility, more stamina and lean muscle. Bring mat. All levels. Family friendly. $25 per month. Registration required. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 859-334-2117. Union. Zumba Fitness Class, 10-11 a.m., World of Golf, 7400 Woodspoint Drive, Latin-inspired, calorie-burning dance fitnessparty. $40 for 10 classes, $5 drop-in. 859-371-8255. Florence.

Karaoke and Open Mic Woodies Karaoke, 10 p.m.-2:30 a.m., Woodies Tavern, 859-2821264; www.woodiestavern.com. Florence.

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

Music - Jazz Lee Stolar Trio, 7 p.m., Dee Felice Cafe, 529 Main St., 859261-2365; www.deefelice.com. Covington.

Music - Rock The Worthmores, 9:30 p.m. "Made in Taiwan" EP release. With the Sound System and Jasper the Colossal. Doors open 8:30 p.m., Southgate House, 24 E. Third St., Parlour. $8 ages 18-20; $5 ages 21 and up. 859431-2201; www.southgatehouse.com. Newport.

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

Music - Jazz Mike Darrah, 7 p.m., Dee Felice Cafe, 859-261-2365; www.deefelice.com. Covington.

Music - Rock Artist in Residence, 9 p.m.-2 a.m. With Evans Collective, Gabe Wright and Hallelujah Johnson., Southgate House, 24 E. Third St., Juney’s Lounge. Ages 21 and up. Free. 859-431-2201; www.southgatehouse.com. Newport. Birdbrain Crash, 10 p.m.-1 a.m., Sidebar, 322 Greenup St., Country/rock music. Ages 21 and up. Free. 859-431-3456. Covington.

On Stage - Comedy Dale Jones, 8 p.m. $15. Ages 18 and up., Funny Bone Comedy Club, Newport on the Levee, 859-957-2000; www.funnyboneonthelevee.com. Newport.

The Baker Hunt Art & Cultural Center will host two seatings of Breakfast with Santa at 9 a.m. and 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 17, at Baker Hunt, 620 Greenup St. in Covington. Santa's workshop will be open for children to make a keepsake holiday ornament. The cost is $3 and seating is limited. For reservations, call 859-431-0020. THANKS TO RAYMOND L. KINGSBURY


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Easy homemade rolls for holiday dinners I know baking yeast rolls can be intimidating, and that’s why I’m sharing this special recipe with you today for the holidays. The instructions are detailed enough that even a novice baker will have success. I always bless anything I get my hands into, including dough, by making an indentation of a cross in the center before it rises. That’s to thank the Lord for my abundant blessings – and it’s good insurance that the rolls will turn out well, too!

Homemade buttery crescent rolls

During my catering days with friend Bert Villing, these rolls were a staple in our repertoire. Guests always wanted the recipe, but we never shared it, until now.

⁄3 cup sugar 1 stick unsalted butter, room temperature ½ teaspoon salt½ cup milk or half & half, scalded ½ cup very warm water, between 105 and 110 degrees (about as warm as a baby’s bottle) 1 envelope dry yeast 1 large egg, lightly beaten 4 cups all-purpose flour For brushing on rolls before they go into oven: Melted butter 1

Place sugar, butter and salt in mixing bowl. Stir yeast into water with a pinch of sugar to feed it. Set aside. In a couple of minutes, it will get foamy. Pour scalded milk over sugar mixture. Cool until lukewarm. Add yeast mixture and egg to milk mixture. Beat to combine ingredi-

ents – batter may be a bit lumpy but that’s OK. Add 2 cups flour and mix on medium speed until Rita smooth. Heikenfeld Pour 1½ RITA’S KITCHEN cups flour in and mix well. Gradually add remaining ½ cup flour and mix until dough wraps around beater, leaving sides of bowl. Bless dough. Cover and let rise until doubled, about 1hour, in warm place. Punch dough down. Let rest 5 minutes to allow gluten to relax. Divide into two balls. Roll each ball into a 10-12” circle. Cut circle into halves, then into fourths, then into eighths, then into 12 triangles. Roll each triangle from the wide end and curve into crescent shape. Lay, seam side down, on parchment lined or sprayed cookie sheets. Brush with melted butter. Cover and let rise again until doubled, about 35-45 minutes. Preheat oven to 350. Bake until golden brown, about 20 minute or so. Remove from oven and brush with melted butter. Makes 24 rolls and freezes well.

Easy fruitcake

This recipe is almost 30 years old and much easier to make than traditional fruitcake. Vary dried fruit to suit yourself. 1 pound diced candied mixed fruits 8 oz. candied cherries, halved

instant pudding ½ cup canola oil 3 large eggs ¼ cup water

Roll crescent roll dough into a circle, then cut into triangles. THANKS TO RITA HEIKENFELD.

or cut 8 oz. candied pineapple, cut up 1½ cups chopped nuts ½ cup each dried cranberries and raisins ½ cup flour1 package Duncan Hines Deluxe II moist spice cake mix 1 four serving size vanilla

Preheat oven to 300. Spray two loaf pans, line with waxed paper or foil and spray again. Mix fruits and nuts with flour. Set aside. Beat together rest of ingredients. Stir in fruit mixture. Batter will be very stiff. Spread in pans and bake 1½ hours or until toothpick in-

Rita Nader Heikenfeld is an herbalist, educator and author. E-mail columns@communitypress.com with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Call 513-248-7130, ext. 356.

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Be aware when buying a vacant home The lowest mortgage rates in decades continue to attract home buyers. But you need to take special precautions if the home you’re considering is vacant. Vacant homes have often been foreclosed upon and are still owned by banks. In many cases they have been empty for many months, and the utilities have been turned off. That makes it especially difficult to check out if you’re looking to buy. Debra Weber bought a vacant house in Delhi Township in an estate sale earlier this year. She learned just how badly things can go

when buying a vacant house. She had the water turned on after she bought it Howard and moved Ain in. “One HEY HOWARD! month later, Nov. 14, I got water in my basement. My sewer backed up,” Weber says. Weber says she never expected anything like that to happen and immediately called a plumber. “They ran a camera and said all my pipes were broken, had holes or cracks or whatever, and they needed to

the house made no claims about the condition because they had not lived there. Weber did get a whole house inspection but that failed to pick up any of these problems. What’s worse, Weber says, is the inspector told her she did not need to be present during the three-hour inspection. As a result, she didn’t ask about cracks in the basement floor, many of which appear to have been filled in. “I do believe it’s just rainwater trickling in – so there’s probably cracks or holes where it is coming in. It’s coming in all around, not just in one spot,” We-

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HEBRON — Mutual of America recently announced the sexual assault nurse examiner (SANE) program was named a merit finalist of the 2011 Community Partnership Award competition. According to Laura Kinney, Women’s Crisis Center’s director of rural services, the organization partners with St. Elizabeth hospitals and local law enforcement for the SANE program. When federal law was enacted in 2005 requiring states to provide sexual assault forensic-medical

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Wreaths placed at Walton Cemetery WALTON NEWS

Thanks to our Civil Air Patrol for placing wreaths on our Walton Cemetery. There were services at several of our local cemeteries. Kentucky Veteran Cemetery at Williamstown conducted a beautiful ceremony. More than 350 wreaths were placed at grave sites.

Owen Electric issues $750,000 in credits Owen Electric Cooperative’s Board of Directors has authorized the 22nd consecutive annual refund of capital credits to the members of Owen Electric Cooperative. Continued growth in Owen Electric’s service area coupled with sound management and hard work by the employees have contributed to the cooperative’s financial ability to return approximately $750,000 in this year’s general refund. Owen Electric is a nonprofit, electric cooperative owned by those it serves. Capital credits are the cooperative’s margins or monies remaining at the end of the year after all bills are paid. Margins are allocated annually to the member-owners based on their electric usage during the year. With this year’s disburse-

If you would like to visit and witness the beautiful array of patriot color, wreaths will remain placed until after Jan. 1. Everyone is getting into the season of family gatherings and celebrations. Ann (Sis) Black entertained recently at her home on Huey

Drive. Ann welcomed 47 of the Kerns and Black family. Reportedly they came early and stayed late. Greg and Peggy Peebles entertained 30 members of the Glenn family on Saturday. Walton-Verona Class of 1951 traveled to Jewel’s Restaurant in Warsaw last

Wednesday for their Christmas outing. Bob Arlinghaus had surgery this past week at Veterans Hospital in Cincinnati. Ruth Meadows (391-7282) writes a column about Walton. Feel free to call her with Walton neighborhood news items.

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ment, Owen Electric has returned more than $24 million in general and estate capital credit refunds since 1990. The capital credits being refunded this year represent a portion of 1986 and 2010 net margins. Members will receive a capital credit refund if they received service during one of those years. “The board, management, and employees of Owen Electric are dedicated to serving member-owners with quality service at affordable and reasonable costs. Serving the members best interest is Owen Electric’s primary goal,” said Mark Stallons, President and CEO. “We want to thank our members for their continued support of their local member-owned electric cooperative.”

The Baker Hunt Art & Cultural Center will host Breakfast with Santa, two seatings, at 9 a.m. and 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 17, at Baker Hunt, 620 Greenup St. in Covington. Santa’s workshop will also be open where children can make a keepsake holiday ornament. Remember to bring a camera. The cost is $3 and seating is limited. Reservations must be made by calling Baker Hunt at 859-431-0020.

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BUSINESS UPDATE Hospice changes caseloads

Hospice of the Bluegrass will change staff caseloads to increase the availability of nurses to patients and families. The move will create 10-12 additional nursing positions by early next year and will eliminate up to 20 social work positions across the state in Hospice’s 32 county service area. Hospice of the Bluegrass has offices in Lexington, Nicholasville, Frankfort, Cynthiana, Florence, Hazard, Corbin, Harlan and Pikeville. The Corbin, Harlan and Pikeville offices will not lose any social work positions. Employees affected by the change will be offered a severance package and given at least 60 days notice in order to make ap-

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Moore completes board certification

Martin J. Moore, DMD, completed his certification examinations and is now a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. The mission of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry is to verify to the public and health professions that a pediatric dentist has successfully completed both an advanced educational program accredited by the American Dental Association Commission on Dental Accreditation and a voluntary examination process designed to validate the knowledge, application and performance requisite to the delivery of exceptional care

in pediatric dentistry. Dr. Moore’s pediatric dentistry practice is located at 59 Cavalier Blvd., Suite 300, Florence. The office number is 859-525-0507.

Urgent care clinic opening

Walton Bluegrass Urgent Care, a walk-in clinic, has leased space in the Walton Towne Center, 12300 Towne Center Drive, and is slated to open for business this fall.

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Sean Ferrara has joined Huff Realty’s sales team operating out of the Fort Mitchell office. To contact Ferrara, call 859-341-7400 or email sferrara@huff.com.

Richwood church hosts 13-week financial course WALTON — Richwood Presbyterian Church will host a Jan. 9 preview class for Financial Peace University. The 13-week course taught by Dave Ramsey on DVD will begin at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 11. Financial Peace University teaches families and individuals commonsense principles like how to make a plan with their money so they are able to free themselves of debt and build lasting

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Free diabetes class offered The Northern Kentucky Health Department’s diabetes program will hold a free class to learn more about diabetes from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 14, in the lower level conference room of the health department’s district office, 610 Medical Village Drive in Edge-

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Multi-season poinsettia care Question: How should I care for my poinsettia so that it will stay fresh through the holidays, and then bloom again next year? Answer: Poinsettias can remain beautiful far beyond the holiday season if the plant is cared for carefully. Just follow this schedule in the upcoming months: » Christmas: Choose a plant with small, tightly clustered yellow buds in the center. Look for crisp, bright, undamaged foliage. At home, water the plant when dry; discard excess water in the saucer. Place in a room with bright, natural light. Ideally, direct sunlight should fall on the foliage for three or more hours each day. Keep out of drafts and away from appliances and radiators. » New Years Day: Use an all-purpose houseplant fertilizer. Keep the plant in a sunny window, water regularly, fertilize monthly.

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Poinsettias can remain beautiful far beyond the holiday season if the plant is cared for carefully. FILE PHOTO hours of direct sunlight from a curtain-free window. Continue regular water and fertilizer. » First Day of Autumn (Sept. 21): Selectively remove the smallest new branches so only 10 to 25 stems remain to produce flowers. Starting Sept. 21, give the plant 14 hours of uninterrupted darkness and 10 hours of bright sunlight each day. For example, each day place the plant in a light-free closet or under a box at 6 p.m. each evening and return it to the sunny window at 8 a.m. the next morning. Or simply place the plant in a little used south facing room and be sure not to

turn the lights on in the room from 6 p.m. to 8 a.m. each day. Continue to water and fertilize. Rotate the plant each day to give all sides even light. » Halloween (Oct. 31): Stop day/night light/dark treatment. Keep plant in a sunny area. Reduce fertilizer applications. The plant can remain in its usual full sun location as the upper leaves (bracts) turn red, pink or white. » November-December: Fertilize every three weeks. Water regularly. Mike Klahr is the Boone County extension agent for horticulture.

Brady, Stacy serve in AmeriCorps

Kayla Brady and Laura Stacy of Hebron recently began 10-month terms of service in the National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC), an AmeriCorps program. Founded in 1994, AmeriCorps NCCC is a residential national service program that supports disaster relief, the environment, infrastructure improvement and energy conservation. As Corps members, they will be responsible for completing a series of sixto eight-week-long service projects as part of a 10- to 12-person team. Their first service projects will end on Dec. 16, at which time their teams will break for the winter holidays and begin a new project in a new location in January. Before joining the NCCC, Brady attended Conner High School and Xavier University, which she graduated from in 2011 with a degree in psychology. According to Brady, “I have always wanted to be involved in service. Once I graduated from college it

gave me the opportunity of being available to fully commit to service work. I have had many blessings throughout my life and have had people help me along the way. I believe the best way to give back and repay those individuals is to help others through national service.” She is the daughter of Tom and Tara Campbell and Matthew Brady. Stacy attended Conner High School and Morehead State University, which she graduated from in May 2011 with a degree in exercise science. “I really enjoy helping others, and I really wanted to do something that will impact others in great ways. I wanted to take this time while I am young and unattached to give back, to work for and serve others. I really hope to impact others and learn more about myself along the way,” Stacy said. She is the daughter of Paul and Judy Stacy. AmeriCorps NCCC members, all 18 to 24 years old, complete at least 1,700 hours of service during the 10-month program.


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Take us home Smokey is a baby male domestic short hair who is already neutered and waiting for a home for the holidays. He and another kitten of your choice can go home for one adoption fee. Many great adult cats are available for no adoption fee at Boone County Animal Shelter. THANKS TO JAN CHAPMAN

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POLICE REPORTS BOONE COUNTY Arrests/Citations Larry J. Grubb, 61, DUI at I-75 northbound, Nov. 3. Michael Myers, 36, DUI, careless driving at Zig Zag Rd., Nov. 3. Nichole L. Hamm, 35, DUI at Dixie Hwy., Nov. 3. Tara C. Rogers, 22, shoplifting at 12300 Towne Center Dr., Nov. 2. Nichole D. McWilliams, 33, shoplifting at 12300 Towne Center Dr., Nov. 2. Alan W. Budai, 40, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia at 624 Friars Ln., Nov. 1. Richard E. Parker, 44, DUI, operating a motor vehicle without a license at Pleasant Valley Rd., Oct. 31. David W. Gregory, 34, alcohol intoxication in a public place at 2058 Country Place Ct., Oct. 31. Russell Back, 26, DUI, reckless driving at Ridge Rd., Oct. 31. Katherine A. Kalre, 24, second-degree disorderly conduct, alcohol intoxication in a public place at Burlington Pk., Oct. 31. Kasey L. Thompson, 29, shoplifting at Hansel Ave., Nov. 8. Melissa Sellers, 21, shoplifting at Hansel Ave., Nov. 8. Kurt Zerkle, 23, receiving stolen property under $10,000 at E. Bend Rd., Nov. 2. Joseph M. Battista Iv, 26, alcohol intoxication in a public place at 8385 US 42, Nov. 7. Robert E. Russell Jr., 37, alcohol intoxication in a public place at Dixie Hwy., Nov. 7. Gregory L. Shelton, 38, DUI at Berberich Dr., Nov. 16. Dawn R. Peace, 27, alcohol intoxication in a public place at 280 Melinda Ln., Nov. 15. Raymond Q. Godsey, 21, possession of drug paraphenalia, public intoxication of a controlled substance at 3105 N. Bend Rd., Nov. 14. Taylor A. Marsh, 21, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia at Sam Neace Dr., Nov. 13. Darlene R. Wides, 33, DUI at Weaver Rd., Nov. 13. Shawn M. Craft, 29, DUI, public intoxication not including alcohol at Elijah Creek Rd., Nov. 13. Isaiah P. Beckman, 28, alcohol intoxication in a public place at Swan Cir., Nov. 13. Jeremy S. Huff, 33, DUI, reckless driving at School Rd., Nov. 12. Ronnie L. Hicks, 68, DUI at Conrad Ln., Nov. 12. David E. Lain, 56, DUI at Interstate 71, Nov. 12. Robert W. Doane, 31, DUI at 10176 Dixie Hwy., Nov. 12. Douglas Hale, 55, DUI at Burlington Pk., Nov. 12. Ernest R. Shepherd, 35, operating on suspended license at Interstate 275, Nov. 12. Steven M. Brock, 24, DUI at Richardson Rd., Nov. 11. Dustin K. Harness, 22, operating on suspended license at Toebben Rd., Nov. 10. Richard A. Alig Ii, 32, possessing license when privileges are revoked at 4657 North Bend Rd., Nov. 10. Richard A. Alig Ii, 32, operating on suspended license at 4657 North Bend Rd., Nov. 10. Michael J. Braaksma, 27, DUI at Interstate 75, Nov. 10.

Incidents/ Investigations Assault Victim assaulted by known subject at 300 block of Melinda Ln., Nov. 1. Victim assaulted by known subject at 7100 block of Dixie Hwy., Nov. 10. Victim assaulted by known subject at 400 block of Marian Ln., Nov. 17. Victim assaulted by known subject at 1700 block of Tanglewood Ct., Nov. 16. Victim assaulted by known subject at 6 Willowood Ln.,

ABOUT POLICE REPORTS The Community Recorder publishes the names of all adults charged with offenses. The information is a matter of public record and does not imply guilt or innocence. To contact your local police department: Boone County Sheriff Mike Helmig at 334-2175; Florence Police Chief Tom Szurlinski at 647-5420. Nov. 12. Burglary Business broken into and items taken at 1800 Bordeaux Blvd., Nov. 1. Residence broken into and items taken at 197 Deer Trace Dr., Oct. 31. Credit cards stolen at 4142 Idlebrook Ln., Nov. 11. Reported at 2022 Verona Mudlick Rd., Nov. 11. Reported at 43 Needmore St., Nov. 10. Clothes stolen at 15157 Lebanon Crittenden Rd., Oct. 31. Criminal mischief Residence and vehicle vandalized at 2 Willowood Ln., Nov. 3. Residence vandalized at 248 Main St., Nov. 12. Structures damaged at 5952 Burlington Pk., Nov. 11. Mailbox damaged at 8855 Richmond Rd., Nov. 10. Structures damaged at 1795 Worldwide Blvd., Nov. 8. Structures damaged at 5732 Commercial Dr., Nov. 7. Structures damaged at 7375 Ridge Edge Ct., Nov. 6. Vehicle damaged at 2100 Gateway Blvd., Oct. 30. Structures damaged at 10538 Dixie Hwy., Oct. 29. Criminal possession of forged instrument Reported at 9217 Tranquility Dr., Nov. 11. Fraudulent use of credit card Reported at 6519 Blossomwood Ct., Nov. 11. Fraud Subject tried to pass fraudulent check at gas station at 2900 Hebron Park Dr., Nov. 14. Incident report Subject misused computer information at 2568 St. Charles Cir., Nov. 8. Deputies recovered stolen property at 9000 Empire Connector Dr., Nov. 12. Subject tried to flee from police at 5628 River Rd., Nov. 12. Menacing Reported at Interstate 275, Nov. 2. Terroristic threatening Reported at 64 Deer Haven Ct., Nov. 2. Vehicle stolen at 147 Chambers Rd., Oct. 30. Theft Money stolen from business at 7960 Connector Dr., Oct. 28. Money stolen from business at 1501 Cavalry Dr., Oct. 27. Property stolen from business at 300 Main St., Oct. 27. Services stolen from business at 7547 Mall Rd., Oct. 26. Money stolen at 102 Clayton Dr., Oct. 25. Vehicle stolen at 167 Lloyd Ave., Oct. 25. Computers stolen at 7425 U.S. 42, Oct. 25. Shoplifting at 5000 Mall Rd., Oct. 24. Clothes stolen at 7119 Mall Rd., Oct. 24. Camera stolen at 7116 Manderlay Dr., Oct. 24. Shoplifting at 3000 Mall Rd., Jan. 24. Shoplifting at 61 Spiral Dr., Oct. 24. Phone stolen at 7250 Houston Rd., Oct. 24. License plate stolen at 30 Cavalier Ct., Oct. 24. Reported at 405 St. Judes Cir., Oct. 24. Checkbooks stolen at 515 Kentaboo Ave., Oct. 24. Tools stolen at 2225 Antoinette Way, Oct. 24. Checks forged at 15865 Violet Rd., Oct. 24. Purse stolen at 7399 Turfway Rd., Oct. 23. Electronics stolen at 7501 U.S. 42, Oct. 22. Gun stolen at 8763 Boone Pl., Oct. 21. Shoplifting at 4949 Houston Rd., Oct. 19. Jewelry stolen at 2000 Mall

Rd., Oct. 17. Reported at 4949 Houston Rd., Oct. 17. Jewelry stolen at 55 Spiral Dr., Oct. 7. Identity document stolen at 7625 Doering Dr., Oct. 14. Money stolen at 3000 Mall Rd., Oct. 8. Items stolen from residence at 6670 Rogers Ln., Oct. 13. Money stolen from residence at 733 Oakridge Dr., Oct. 13. Property stolen from business at 4780 Limaburg Rd., Oct. 14. Property stolen from business at 35 School Rd., Oct. 14. Items stolen from rental garage at 7370 Industrial Rd., Oct. 15. Registration stolen from vehicle at 2479 Burlington Pk., Oct. 17. Items taken from residence at 135 Honeysuckle Dr., Oct. 8. Subject tried to steal merchandise from Kohl's at 12300 Towne Center Dr., Nov. 7. Items stolen from business at 8825 US 42, Nov. 9. Items stolen from residence at 1946 Peach Blossom Ct., Nov. 9. Medicine stolen from business at 60 Cummings Dr., Nov. 7. Items stolen from business at 3920 Petersburg Rd., Nov. 7. Medicine stolen from residence at 389 Deer Trace Dr., Nov. 7. Items stolen from business at 1810 Airport Exchange Dr., Nov. 7. Items stolen from residence at 4102 Akin Ln., Nov. 6. Medicine stolen from residence at 1798 Asbury Way, Nov. 6. Registration plate stolen from vehicle at 5969 Centennial Cir., Nov. 4. Items stolen from business at 1261 Mineola Pk., Nov. 4. Medicine stolen from residence at 1929 Tanners Cove Rd., Nov. 4. Automobile stolen at 949 Burlington Pike, Oct. 31. Money stolen at 5538 Mall Road, Nov. 1. Tools stolen at 7501 U.S. 42, Nov. 1. Money stolen at 42 Drexel Ave., Nov. 2. Items stolen at 7551 Industrial Rd., Nov. 5. Smart phone stolen at 6935 Houston Rd., Nov. 4. Purse and idententity documents stolen at 249 Dixie Hwy., Nov. 5. Clothing stolen at 7625 Doering Dr., Nov. 2. Merchandise stolen at 4990 Houston Rd., Nov. 3. Merchandise stolen at 4990 Houston Rd., Nov. 3. Merchandise stolen at 6920 Burlington Pike, Nov. 1. Merchandise stolen at 7625 Doering Dr., Nov. 6. Merchandise stolen at 3000 Mall Rd., Nov. 6. Subject tried to steal goods from Kohl's at 12300 Towne Center Dr., Nov. 2. Subject tried to steal goods from business at 1100 Hansel Ave., Nov. 8. Items stolen from residence at 8355 Hemlock Ct., Nov. 7. Items stolen from construction site at 460 Shorland Dr., Nov. 14.

Items stolen from residence at 10259 Rumal Dr., Nov. 14. Items stolen from residence at 5456 Hazel Dr., Nov. 14. Items stolen from business at 5184 Limaburg Rd., Nov. 12. Material stolen from industrial site at 15 Spiral Dr., Nov. 9. Money stolen at Firehouse Dr., Nov. 11. Metals stolen at 1816 Petersburg Rd., Nov. 10. Jewelry stolen at 1798 Nicole Lauren Ln., Oct. 19. Household goods stolen at 5912 Peoples Ln., Nov. 10. Computer stolen at 2231 Hawes Dr., Nov. 10. Trailers stolen at 12755 Dixie Hwy., Nov. 8. Computer stolen at 239 Main St., Nov. 8. Credit cards stolen at 10500 Toebben Rd., Nov. 8. Metals stolen at 947 Donaldson Rd., Nov. 8. Items stolen from vehicle at 1612 Brandon Dr., Nov. 7. Money stolen at 15327 Glencoe Verona Rd., Oct. 21. Vehicle parts stolen at Turfway Rd., Oct. 31. Metals stolen at 6780 River Rd., Oct. 30. Sports equipment stolen at 7073 Highpoint Dr., Oct. 30. Metals stolen at 1390 Donaldson Hwy., Oct. 30. Reported at 7625 Doering Dr., Oct. 29. Vehicle stolen at 197 Ashwood Dr., Oct. 29. Shoplifting at 1728 Wildcat Blvd., Oct. 29. Money stolen at 6036 Taylor Dr., Oct. 29. Credit cards stolen at 3005 Featherstone Dr., Oct. 29. Theft by deception Money stolen at 300 Meijer Dr., Nov. 2. Theft, fraudulent use of credit card Guitar stolen at 8470 St. Louis Blvd., Nov. 3. Theft from auto Vehicle broken into and items taken at 8053 Burlington Pk., Oct. 14. Vehicle broken into and items taken at 1368 Eagle View Dr., Oct. 14. Vehicle broken into and items taken at 7567 Canterbury Ct., Oct. 25. Vehicle broken into and items taken at 1612 Brandon Dr., Nov. 7. Vehicle broken into and items taken at 4907 Limaburg Rd., Nov. 4. Vehicle broken into and items taken at 359 White Pine Cir., Nov. 4. Theft from vehicle Vehicle broken into and items taken at I-75 northbound, Sept. 20. Vehicle broken into and items taken at 7529 Industrial Rd., Sept. 23. Vehicle broken into and items taken at 10107 Toebben Dr., Sept. 19. Vehicle broken into and items taken at 350 Weaver Rd., Sept. 20. Vehicle broken into and items taken at Regal Ridge Dr., Sept. 22. Vehicle broken into and items stolen at 1200 Worldwide Blvd., Nov. 1. Vehicle broken into and items stolen at 19 Kuchle Dr., Nov. 14. Vehicle broken into and items stolen at 13019 Walton-Verona Rd., Nov. 14. Vehicle broken into and items stolen at 5881 Noel Creek Way, Nov. 13. Theft of auto Vehicle stolen and not recovered at 7100 Industrial Rd., Nov. 7. Vehicle stolen and not recov-

Toy, coat drive under way The Cash Express in Hebron invites the public to participate in its seventh annual Toy and Coat Drive for children. Toys, coats, shoes that are washable and nonperishable food items may be brought to the business at 1860 Petersburg Road, Hebron. The deadline is Dec. 15 in order to have them delivered by Christmas.

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CITY OF UNION, KENTUCKY SUMMARY OF ORDINANCE NO. 2011-008 The City of Union, Kentucky at its December meeting held on December 5, 2011, had a second reading of Ordinance No. 2011008 and same was adopted by the Union City Commission, a Summary of which is set forth below. AN ORDINANCE ADOPTING THE PROCEDURE AND NECESSARY TERMS REQUIRED BY K.R.S. 91A.260 PURSUANT TO THE UNION CITY COMMISSIONER’S DECISION AND DETERMINATION TO PROCEED BY SPECIAL ASSESSMENT WITH THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE UNION VILLAGE STREETLIGHT PROJECT LOCATED IN THE CITY OF UNION, KENTUCKY WHEREAS, the City Commission of Union, Kentucky has determined to proceed with the Union Village Street Light Project, in part by Special Assessment as it is in the best interests of its citizens and residents; NOW, THEREFORE, IT IS HEREBY ORDAINED BY THE UNION CITY COMMISSION AS FOLLOWS: SECTION I That the Comprehensive Report of the City Engineer dated September 12, 2011, is hereby accepted, adopted and incorporated herein as if fully written with the exception that the deadline to accept full payments is extended to December 31, 2011. SECTION II That the total cost of the project is estimated to be $39,896.96 SECTION III That the Union City Commission hereby determines to apportion the cost of the special assessment according to the benefit received by the real properties. SECTION IV That the assessment calculations attached to the Comprehensive Report are hereby accepted, adopted and incorporated herein as if fully written. SECTION V That the property owners may pay their assessment on their individual property either in a lump sum payment, or the City of Union, Kentucky will provide a payment option. This Summary of the Ordinance was prepared by Greg D. Voss, Esq., 6900 Houston Road, Building 600, Suite 16, Florence, Kentucky 41042, an attorney licensed to practice Law in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. A complete copy of this Ordinance may be reviewed during normal business hours at the Office of the Union City Clerk, located at the Union City Building, 1843 Mt. Zion Road, Union, Kentucky. City of Union, Kentucky By: KATHY L. PORTER CITY CLERK NOTICE Pursuant to KRS Deer Trace 376. Partners, LLC will offer for sale to the highest bidder a 2002 Clayton Rockwood 16x80 mobile home on Site #229, VIN # CLM079257TN which shall be sold AS IS, subjuct to all liens and encumbrances of record. The sale will be conducted on January 10, 2012 from 911am @ 146 Villa Dr. Walton, Ky. 0359

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DEATHS Eric Bedel Eric Justin Bedel, 25, of Independence, died Nov. 30, 2011, at his home. He was a truck driver for Queen City Towing and enjoyed off-roading, dirt track racing and demolition derbies. He was the obstacle course winner at Bubbafest 2011 and won the Mad Dog award at the 2010 Kenton County Fair. His mother, Ruth Johnson Bedel, died in 2007. Survivors include his father, Keith Bedel of Independence; sister, Shonda Dickerson of Walton; grandparents, Mike and Minnie Jean Johnson of Ryland

Heights; and great-grandmother, Charlotte Helton of Independence. Burial was in Independence Cemetery. Memorials: Family of Eric Bedel c/o Chambers & Grubbs, 11382 Madison Pike, Independence, KY 41051.

Stephen Bridgers Stephen Lee Bridgers, 67, of Dry Ridge, died Dec. 3, 2011, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. He was a retired maintenance worker from Arvin-Meritor of Florence, formerly known as Rockwell. He worked for his son's business, Clearview Cleaning of Florence, was a former

U.S. Marine and a member of the Wilmington Baptist Temple in Wilmington, Ohio, American Legion, NRA and the National Fire Protection Association. He loved woodworking, NASCAR, hunting, fishing, golfing and auto maintenance. A son, Timothy Scott Bridgers, died previously. Survivors include his wife, Rosa Lee Tomlinson Bridgers; sons, David Bridgers of Florence and Kevin Bridgers of Independence; daughters, Gina Marie Bridgers of Orange Co., Calif., Tara Poe of Independence, Julie Bridgers of Dry Ridge and Tracy Stidham of Georgetown; brothers, Willie Jasper Bridgers Jr. of

COMMISSIONER’S SALE BOONE CIRCUIT COURT, CASE NO. 11-CI-1469 GUARDIAN SAVINGS BANK, FSB

VERSUS} DAVID STOLZ, ET AL

PLAINTIFF(S)

NOTICE OF SALE DEFENDANT(S)

By virtue of a judgment and order of sale of the Boone Circuit Court rendered NOVEMBER 16, 2011 the above case, I shall proceed to offer for sale at the Justice Center Building in Burlington, Kentucky, to the highest bidder, at public auction on THURSDAY, JANUARY 5, 2012 at the hour of 9:00 a.m. or thereabouts, the following described property to-wit: ADDRESS: 1830 CHESNEY DRIVE FLORENCE, KY 41042 Group No. 4240 THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED REAL ESTATE LOCATED IN THE ClTY OF FLORENCE, COUNTY OF BOONE, and Commonwealth OF KENTUCKY. TO WIT: BEING ALL OF LOT NO. SEVENTY (70), THE HIGHLANDS AT OAKBROOK, SECTION FIVE. AS SHOWN IN CABINET 4. PLAT SLIDE 115. OF THE BOONE COUNTY CLERK’S RECORDS AT BURLINGTON, KENTUCKY. SUBJECT TO EASEMENTS OF RECORD AND AS SHOWN ON PLAT AND TO THE DECLARATION OF COVENANTS, CONDITIONS, RESTRICTIONS AND RESERVATIONS OF EASEMENT FOR OAKBROOK COMMUNITY FACILITIES ASSOCIATION. INC. RECORDED IN MISC. BOOK 258. PAGE 126 AND THE DECLARATION OF RESTRICTIVE COVENANTS FOR THE HIGHLANDS AT OAKBROOK, SECTION 5, RECORDED IN MISC. BOOK 864. PAGE 300, BOONE COUNTY CLERK’S RECORDS AT BURLINGTON, KENTUCKY. BEING THE SAME PROPERTY CONVEYED TO DAVID STOLZ AND MELINDA STOLZ, HUSBAND AND WIFE, BY DEED DATED DECEMBER 5, 2001 AND RECORDED JANUARY 7, 2002 IN DEED BOOK 819, PAGE 385, OF THE RECORDS OF THE BOONE COUNTY CLERK’S OFFICE, BURLINGTON, KENTUCKY. TERMS OF SALE: The property shall be sold as a whole. The purchaser may pay all or part of the purchase price in cash, and may pay the balance of the purchase price on a credit of 30 days after date of sale; said credit shall be granted only upon the execution by the purchaser of bond, with surety thereon, and said surety shall be a lending institution authorized and doing business in Kentucky, or a reputable fidelity or surety company, authorized and doing business in Kentucky, and only if said surety be acceptable to the Commissioner of the Boone Circuit Court; and an authorized officer of the surety must be present at the sale or must have given the Commissioner adequate assurance of its intent to be surety prior to or at the sale; and said Bond shall be, and shall remain, a lien on the property sold as additional security for the payment of the full purchase price, and shall have the full force and effect of a Judgment; and said Bond shall bear interest at the rate of Twelve (12%) Percent per annum until paid. The purchaser shall be required to pay the sum of 10% of the bid amount in cash or certified check on the purchase at the time of sale. The successful bidder at the sale shall, at bidder’s own expense, carry fire and extended insurance coverage on any improvements from the date of sale until the purchase price is fully paid, with a loss payable clause to the Commissioner of the Boone Circuit Court. Failure of the purchaser to effect such insurance shall not affect the validity of the sale or the purchaser’s liability thereunder, but shall entitle, but not require, a lien holder herein, after giving notice to the Commissioner, to effect said insurance and furnish the policy or evidence thereof to the Commissioner, and the premium thereon or the proper portion thereof shall be charged to the purchaser as purchaser’s cost. The property shall be sold subject to ad valorem taxes for the year 2012 and all subsequent years thereafter; easements, restrictions and stipulations of record; assessments for public improvements levied against the property, if any; existing zoning ordinances, statutes, laws, or regulations; and any facts which an inspection and accurate survey of the property may disclose. The amount of the liens before the Court in this action total $162,867.39 together with interest, assessments, taxes and costs herein expended. BIDDERS SHALL BE PREPARED TO COMPLY WITH THESE TERMS /s/ MASTER COMMISSIONER, BOONE CIRCUIT COURT 6025 Rogers Lane, Burlington, KY 41005 (859) 334-3916/1 mc/nos/98. www.boonecountyky.org (Link to Departments/Agencies to Master Commissioner) 1001680577

COMMISSIONER’S SALE BOONE CIRCUIT COURT, CASE NO. 11-CI-1266 M&I BANK FSB

VERSUS} RITA C. OSBORNE

PLAINTIFF(S)

NOTICE OF SALE DEFENDANT(S)

By virtue of a judgment and order of sale of the Boone Circuit Court rendered OCTOBER 21, 2011 the above case, I shall proceed to offer for sale at the Justice Center Building in Burlington, Kentucky, to the highest bidder, at public auction on THURSDAY, JANUARY 5, 2012 at the hour of 9:00 a.m. or thereabouts, the following described property to-wit: ADDRESS: 6311 SATIN WOOD DRIVE BURLINGTON, KY 41005 Group No. 3791 Situate in the City of Burlington, County of Boone, State of Kentucky, and being more particularly described as follows: Being all of Lot No. 17 of Burlington Woods, Section 3 as the same is more particularly set forth and described on the plat of said subdivision, which plat is recorded in Plat Slide 449B of the Boone County Clerk’s records at Burlington, Kentucky. Being the same property conveyed to Rita C. Osborne, unmarried, from Juanita Ruth Barton Howard and Walter H. Howard, wife and husband, by Deed dated August 15, 2003 and recorded August 28, 2003, in Deed Book 859, Page 824 of the records of the Boone County Clerk’s office, Burlington, Kentucky. TERMS OF SALE: The property shall be sold as a whole. The purchaser may pay all or part of the purchase price in cash, and may pay the balance of the purchase price on a credit of 30 days after date of sale; said credit shall be granted only upon the execution by the purchaser of bond, with surety thereon, and said surety shall be a lending institution authorized and doing business in Kentucky, or a reputable fidelity or surety company, authorized and doing business in Kentucky, and only if said surety be acceptable to the Commissioner of the Boone Circuit Court; and an authorized officer of the surety must be present at the sale or must have given the Commissioner adequate assurance of its intent to be surety prior to or at the sale; and said Bond shall be, and shall remain, a lien on the property sold as additional security for the payment of the full purchase price, and shall have the full force and effect of a Judgment; and said Bond shall bear interest at the rate of Twelve (12%) Percent per annum until paid. The purchaser shall be required to pay the sum of 10% of the bid amount in cash or certified check on the purchase at the time of sale. The successful bidder at the sale shall, at bidder’s own expense, carry fire and extended insurance coverage on any improvements from the date of sale until the purchase price is fully paid, with a loss payable clause to the Commissioner of the Boone Circuit Court. Failure of the purchaser to effect such insurance shall not affect the validity of the sale or the purchaser’s liability thereunder, but shall entitle, but not require, a lien holder herein, after giving notice to the Commissioner, to effect said insurance and furnish the policy or evidence thereof to the Commissioner, and the premium thereon or the proper portion thereof shall be charged to the purchaser as purchaser’s cost. The property shall be sold subject to ad valorem taxes for the year 2012 and all subsequent years thereafter; easements, restrictions and stipulations of record; assessments for public improvements levied against the property, if any; existing zoning ordinances, statutes, laws, or regulations; and any facts which an inspection and accurate survey of the property may disclose. The amount of the liens before the Court in this action total $163,219.81 together with interest, assessments, taxes and costs herein expended. BIDDERS SHALL BE PREPARED TO COMPLY WITH THESE TERMS /s/ MASTER COMMISSIONER, BOONE CIRCUIT COURT 6025 Rogers Lane, Burlington, KY 41005 (859) 334-3916/1 mc/nos/98. www.boonecountyky.org (Link to Departments/Agencies to Master Commissioner) 1001680534

Fontana Valley, Calif., and Donald Bridgers of New Bern, N.C.; sister, Carolyn Bowen of Greenville, N.C.; and 13 grandchildren. Burial was at Kentucky Veterans Cemetery North, Williamstown. Memorials: Elliston-Stanley Funeral Home.

Tammy Claxton Tammy Louise Claxton, 50, of Dayton, died Dec. 6, 2011, at home. She was a member of Union Baptist Church, formerly worked for Turfway Race Track for 12 years and currently worked at Beckman Coulter. Her father, Frank Claxton; brother, Frankie; and a sister, Janet, died previously. Survivors include her daughter, Amy McMurray of Covington; son, Sean McMurry of Covington; mother and stepfather, Carolyn and Charles Cook of Union; sister, Debbie Honaker of Dayton; and two grandchildren. Burial was in Forest Lawn Cemetery, Erlanger. Memorials: Union Baptist Church; Hospice of Fort Thomas; or Cancer Center at St. Elizabeth Edgewood.

Mary Demsko Mary L. Demsko, 94, of Florence, died Nov. 30, 2011, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. Her first husband, Milford Miller, died in 1957. Survivors include her husband, Vincent Demsko; son, Jack Miller of Crestview Hills; two grandchildren; and seven greatgrandchildren. Disposition was cremation. A committal service will be held at the convenience of the family. Memorials: Alzheimer’s Association, Greater Kentucky/ Southern Indiana Chapter, Karen Tower, 6100 Dutchmans Lane, Suite 401, Louisville, KY 40205.

Edna Edwards Edna Engelbracht Edwards, 97, of Penfield, N.Y., formerly of Tell City, Ind., died Nov. 26, 2011, following a short illness. She was a member and former president of the Potomac Women’s Club and a member of the Presbyterian Church. Her husband, Adolph M. Edwards Jr., formerly of Boone County, died in 1987. Survivors include her son, Adolph M. Edwards III; daughter-in-law, Judith W. Edwards of Penfield, N.Y.; two grandchildren, Robert A. Edwards of Irvine, Calif., and Mary E. Gross of Olney, Md.; and six greatgrandchildren. Interment was in Highland Cemetery, Fort Mitchell. Memorials: Walton Christian Church or charity of donor’s choice.

James Helton James Gabriel Helton, 64, of Independence, died Dec. 2, 2011, at Emeritus of Edgewood. He was a realtor and member of St. Patrick’s Church. A daughter, Kelley Helton, and his mother, Margie Helton, died previously. Survivors include his wife, Jeanie Yee Helton; son, Jim G. Helton of Union; daughter, Buddy Jones of Independence; aunt, Mary Alice “Mick” Reardon; and three grandchildren. Burial was in St. Cecilia Cemetery. Memorials: Alzheimer’s Association, 644 Linn St., Suite 1026, Cincinnati, OH 45203.

Shirley Kilbane Shirley Ann Byrd Kilbane, 72, of Florence, died Dec. 6, 2011, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. She retired as the head cook at Deaconess Hospital of Cincinnati and was a member of New Heart Church of God. She enjoyed cooking and playing bingo and Wii bowling. Her sister, Imma Jean Simmons; and a brother, Erby Byrd, died previously. Survivors include her daughter, Shawna White of Erlanger; son, Wayne George of Independence; brother, Greg Thoeney; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Memorials: New Heart Church of God, 2305 Holds Branch Road, Covington, KY 41017.

Jack Kimmerle Jack W. Kimmerle, 87, of Erlanger, died Dec. 5, 2011, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. He was a safety engineer for

ABOUT OBITUARIES For the most up-to-date Northern Kentucky obituaries, click on the “Obituaries” link at NKY.com. Funeral homes may submit basic obituary information to recorderobits@nky.com. To publish a larger memorial tribute, call 513-242-4000 for pricing details. Cigna Insurance Co. and created the Department of Safety at Sanitation District 1. He was a member of Kentucky Rovers and Edgewood Senior Citizens. Survivors include his wife, June Kimmerle; daughters, Joyce Rolfsen of Tazewell, Tenn., and JoAnn Cobb of Florence; four grandchildren; and seven greatgrandchildren. Interment was in Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Erlanger. Memorials: St. Elizabeth Hospice, 483 S. Loop Road, Edgewood, KY 41017.

Cora Landen Cora Landen, 90, of Erlanger, formerly of Bracken County, died Dec. 6, 2011, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. She was a longtime employee of J.C. Penney Co. and a member of Erlanger Christian Church and its Women’s Morning Group. Her husband, George Landen, died previously. Survivors include her daughters, Judy Boster of Union and Kathy Bay of Brooksville, Ky.; brother, Eugene Egnew of Hot Springs, Ark.; four grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Burial was at Cemetery Chapel Cemetery in Bracken County. Memorials: Erlanger Christian Church, 27 Graves Ave., Erlanger, KY 41018.

and sister, Gail Ross of Burlington. Interment was at New Bethel Cemetery, Verona.

Charles ‘Ron’ Reeves Charles “Ron” Reeves, 70, of Florence, died Dec. 2, 2011. He retired from Lowe’s and served in the U.S. Army. A brother, James Daryl Reeves, died previously. Survivors include his wife, Linda D. Elam Reeves; daughters, Teresa Luster and Lisa Ingram; son, Charles Reeves Jr.; sister, Sharon White; brothers, Layton, Ralph and Ed Reeves; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Burial was at Hebron Lutheran Cemetery. Memorials: American Cancer Society.

John Skeeters Jr. John Joseph “Skeet” Skeeters Jr., 29, of Independence, died Dec. 4, 2011. He enjoyed life and loud music. Survivors include his parents, John and Susan; brother, Johnathan; wife, Barbie; daughters, Adrian and Autumn; and stepsons; Seth, Gage, Bodhi, Luke and Kobi. Memorials: Benefit of John Skeeters Jr. at any Fifth Third Bank.

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Susan Smith

Mabel Manning, 86, formerly of Taylor Mill, died Dec. 3, 2011, at her daughter’s home in Indianapolis. She was a retired bookkeeper for Candle-Lite in Blue Ash, Ohio, and a former member of Calvary Baptist Church. Her husband, Warren G. Manning, died in in 2003. Survivors include her son, Warren Keith Manning of Hamilton, Ohio; daughter, Carol Patterson of Indianapolis; brother, Bob Campbell of Corbin, Ky.; sisters, Evelyn Metzger of Taylor Mill, June Kimball of Dayton, Ohio, Anna Lou Krull of Cincinnati, Cymantha True of Burlington and Phyllis Price of Maysville, Ky.; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Interment was at Dayton National Cemetery. Memorials: Southeast Baptist Tabernacle Building Fund, 6835 Shelbyville Road, Indianapolis, IN 46237.

Susan E. Smith, 58, of Florence, died Dec. 6, 2011. She was a preschool aide at Ockerman Elementary and worked janitorial services for Ryle High School and in customer service at Meijer. She coached for the Special Olympics and was a member of Florence United Methodist Church. Her husband, Francis D. Smith, and a son, Francis D. Smith II, died previously. Survivors include her children, William Smith, Lynnette Siefert, Deborah Cinque, Joshua Smith and Donrell Halloway; siblings, Karen Gray, Dan McLaughlin, Stephen McLaughlin, Cheryl Cordero, Kimm Zahoranski, Laura Bryant, Leesa Dowdy and Sean McLaughlin; and 10 grandchildren. Burial will be in Camp Nelson National Cemetery in Nicholasville, Ky. Memorials: American Cancer Society, 297 Buttermilk Pike, Fort Mitchell, KY 41017.

Patricia Martin Patricia A. Price Martin, 80, of Newport, died Dec. 6, 2011, at Baptist Convalescent Center in Newport. She worked for the City of Newport for 39 years. Her first husband, William Price; and husband, John Martin, died previously. Survivors include her daughter, Carol Ketterer of Fort Thomas; son, John Martin of Burlington; five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Memorials: American Cancer Society, 297 Buttermilk Pike, Fort Mitchell, KY 41017.

Brenda McDowell Brenda Raye McDowell, 69, of Erlanger, died Dec. 3, 2011. She formerly worked for Flick’s Foods. Survivors include her husband, Orville T. McDowell; son, Daniel Hyden of Alexandria; daughters, Kimberley Barker of Cincinnati and Michelle Rice of Richwood; brother, Ronald Garrett of Cincinnati; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Burial was in St. Francis Xavier Cemetery, Falmouth.

James Mullins James Woodrow Mullins, 47, of Cincinnati, formerly of Boone County, died Nov. 29, 2011, at the Batavia Nursing & Convalescent Inn in Batavia, Ohio. He was an equipment operator for the Carter Construction Co. in Loveland, Ohio, and a self-employed general contractor. His parents, Carl B. and Peggy Johnson Mullins; wife, Kathy Fischer Mullins; and two sisters died previously. Survivors include his brother, Carl Mullins of Amelia, Ohio;

Gladys Stafford Gladys Rochelle Stafford, 49, of Independence, died Nov. 12, 2011. Survivors include her sons, David Stafford of Independence and Jacob Stafford of Florence; daughter, Dakota Marie Stafford of Independence; and one grandchild. Memorials: Dakota Marie Stafford Fund c/o Huntington National Bank, Attn: Kim Collins, 3805 Edwards Road, Suite 350, Cincinnati, OH 45209 or any local Huntington Bank.

Mark Walker Mark E. Walker, 48, of Erlanger, died Nov. 30, 2011, at Good Samaritan Hospital. He was a recruiter for the Art Institute for five years and a member of the Cobra Club. Survivors include his wife, Kimberly Judd Walker; parents, Frank and Kathleen Walker of Mt. Airy, Ohio; sons, Ethan and Kyle Walker of Erlanger; brothers, John Walker of Cincinnati and Matthew Walker of Walton; and parents-in-law, Charlie and Shelby Judd of Erlanger. Burial was at Highlands Cemetery, Fort Mitchell. Memorials: Ethan and Kyle Walker Fund c/o U.S. Bank.

Lillian Young Lillian Young, 84, of Florence, died Dec. 1, 2011, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. She was a homemaker. Survivors include her husband, John J. Young; sons, Scott Young and David Young, both of Florence, and Roger Young of Fort Mitchell; sister, Helen Cripes of Ft. Wayne, Ind.; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.


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pasteurized. To destroy salmonella bacteria, the egg mixture must be Diane heated to Mason 160 degrees EXTENSION F. To make NOTES safe eggnog at home, combine half the milk called for in the recipe and the eggs, and cook the mixture over low heat to 160 degrees F. You may also add the sugar to the egg mixture at this point. The mixture must be stirred constantly during the process to prevent

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COMMISSIONER’S SALE BOONE CIRCUIT COURT, CASE NO. 11-CI-0472 DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY

PLAINTIFF(S)

VERSUS}

NOTICE OF SALE

WILHELM HOFFER, ET AL

DEFENDANT(S)

By virtue of a judgment and order of sale of the Boone Circuit Court rendered OCTOBER 25, 2011 the above case, I shall proceed to offer for sale at the Justice Center Building in Burlington, Kentucky, to the highest bidder, at public auction on THURSDAY, JANUARY 5, 2012 at the hour of 9:00 a.m. or thereabouts, the following described property to-wit: ADDRESS: 241 WEST DILCREST CIRCLE FLORENCE, KY 41042 Group No.1930 Being all of Lot 92, Section XI, Dilcrest Subdivision, as recorded on Plat No. 102 B of the Boone County Clerk’s Records at Burlington, Kentucky, subject to easements and/or restrictions of record. Being the same property conveyed to Wilhelm Hoffer and Monica Hoffer, husband and wife who acquired title, with rights of survivorship, by virtue of a deed from John H. Edgerton and Kimberly M. Edgerton, his wife, dated November 26, 2004, filed December 17, 2004, recorded in Deed Book D887, Page 975, County Clerk’s Office, Boone County, Kentucky. TERMS OF SALE: The property shall be sold as a whole. The purchaser may pay all or part of the purchase price in cash, and may pay the balance of the purchase price on a credit of 30 days after date of sale; said credit shall be granted only upon the execution by the purchaser of bond, with surety thereon, and said surety shall be a lending institution authorized and doing business in Kentucky, or a reputable fidelity or surety company, authorized and doing business in Kentucky, and only if said surety be acceptable to the Commissioner of the Boone Circuit Court; and an authorized officer of the surety must be present at the sale or must have given the Commissioner adequate assurance of its intent to be surety prior to or at the sale; and said Bond shall be, and shall remain, a lien on the property sold as additional security for the payment of the full purchase price, and shall have the full force and effect of a Judgment; and said Bond shall bear interest at the rate of Twelve (12%) Percent per annum until paid. The purchaser shall be required to pay the sum of 10% of the bid amount in cash or certified check on the purchase at the time of sale. The successful bidder at the sale shall, at bidder’s own expense, carry fire and extended insurance coverage on any improvements from the date of sale until the purchase price is fully paid, with a loss payable clause to the Commissioner of the Boone Circuit Court. Failure of the purchaser to effect such insurance shall not affect the validity of the sale or the purchaser’s liability thereunder, but shall entitle, but not require, a lien holder herein, after giving notice to the Commissioner, to effect said insurance and furnish the policy or evidence thereof to the Commissioner, and the premium thereon or the proper portion thereof shall be charged to the purchaser as purchaser’s cost. The property shall be sold subject to ad valorem taxes for the year 2012 and all subsequent years thereafter; easements, restrictions and stipulations of record; assessments for public improvements levied against the property, if any; existing zoning ordinances, statutes, laws, or regulations; and any facts which an inspection and accurate survey of the property may disclose. The amount of the liens before the Court in this action total $155,876.26 together with interest, assessments, taxes and costs herein expended. BIDDERS SHALL BE PREPARED TO COMPLY WITH THESE TERMS /s/ MASTER COMMISSIONER, BOONE CIRCUIT COURT 6025 Rogers Lane, Burlington, KY 41005 (859) 334-3916/1 mc/nos/98. www.boonecountyky.org (Link to Departments/Agencies to Master Commissioner) 1001680466

VERSUS}

PLAINTIFF(S)

NOTICE OF SALE

ANTHONY J. SAVELLI, ET AL

DEFENDANT(S)

By virtue of a judgment and order of sale of the Boone Circuit Court rendered NOVEMBER 8, 2011 the above case, I shall proceed to offer for sale at the Justice Center Building in Burlington, Kentucky, to the highest bidder, at public auction on THURSDAY, JANUARY 5, 2012 at the hour of 9:00 a.m. or thereabouts, the following described property to-wit: ADDRESS: 1287 FARMCREST DRIVE UNION, KY 41091 Group No. 3517 SITUATED IN THE COUNTY OF BOONE AND COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY, TO-WIT: BEING ALL OF LOT 106 THE VILLAGE OF BRIGADOON SUBDIVISION, PHASE C AS SHOWN OF RECORD ON PLAT SLIDE 344-A OF THE BOONE COUNTY CLERK’S RECORDS AT BURLINGTON, KENTUCKY. BEING THE SAME PROPERTY CONVEYED BY DEED RECORDED IN VOLUME 845, PAGE 274, OF THE BOONE COUNTY, KENTUCKY RECORDS. TERMS OF SALE: The property shall be sold as a whole. The purchaser may pay all or part of the purchase price in cash, and may pay the balance of the purchase price on a credit of 30 days after date of sale; said credit shall be granted only upon the execution by the purchaser of bond, with surety thereon, and said surety shall be a lending institution authorized and doing business in Kentucky, or a reputable fidelity or surety company, authorized and doing business in Kentucky, and only if said surety be acceptable to the Commissioner of the Boone Circuit Court; and an authorized officer of the surety must be present at the sale or must have given the Commissioner adequate assurance of its intent to be surety prior to or at the sale; and said Bond shall be, and shall remain, a lien on the property sold as additional security for the payment of the full purchase price, and shall have the full force and effect of a Judgment; and said Bond shall bear interest at the rate of Twelve (12%) Percent per annum until paid. The purchaser shall be required to pay the sum of 10% of the bid amount in cash or certified check on the purchase at the time of sale. The successful bidder at the sale shall, at bidder’s own expense, carry fire and extended insurance coverage on any improvements from the date of sale until the purchase price is fully paid, with a loss payable clause to the Commissioner of the Boone Circuit Court. Failure of the purchaser to effect such insurance shall not affect the validity of the sale or the purchaser’s liability thereunder, but shall entitle, but not require, a lien holder herein, after giving notice to the Commissioner, to effect said insurance and furnish the policy or evidence thereof to the Commissioner, and the premium thereon or the proper portion thereof shall be charged to the purchaser as purchaser’s cost. The property shall be sold subject to ad valorem taxes for the year 2012 and all subsequent years thereafter; easements, restrictions and stipulations of record; assessments for public improvements levied against the property, if any; existing zoning ordinances, statutes, laws, or regulations; and any facts which an inspection and accurate survey of the property may disclose. The amount of the liens before the Court in this action total $95,650.91 together with interest, assessments, taxes and costs herein expended. BIDDERS SHALL BE PREPARED TO COMPLY WITH THESE TERMS /s/ MASTER COMMISSIONER, BOONE CIRCUIT COURT 6025 Rogers Lane, Burlington, KY 41005 (859) 334-3916/1 mc/nos/98. www.boonecountyky.org (Link to Departments/Agencies to Master Commissioner) 1001680528

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

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COMMISSIONER’S SALE BOONE CIRCUIT COURT, CASE NO. 11-CI-1678 KENTUCKY HOUSING CORPORATION

PLAINTIFF(S)

NOTICE OF SALE

VERSUS}

TRAVIS GARLAND, ET AL

DEFENDANT(S)

By virtue of a judgment and order of sale of the Boone Circuit Court rendered NOVEMBER 8, 2011 the above case, I shall proceed to offer for sale at the Justice Center Building in Burlington, Kentucky, to the highest bidder, at public auction on THURSDAY, JANUARY 5, 2012 at the hour of 9:00 a.m. or thereabouts, the following described property to-wit: ADDRESS: 2332 SAWMILL COURT #207 BURLINGTON, KY 41005 Group No. 3974 Being building Unit No. 2332-207, a condominium unit, Lot 15A, Darlington Farm Condominiums, a condominium project, the Declaration of Master Deed for which is of record at Deed Book 577, Page 63, and the plat and floor plans of which are of record at Plat Slide 524A of the Boone County Clerk’s records and Burlington, Kentucky. Being the same property conveyed to Travis Garland and Peggy Garland, married, by deed dated November 1, 2006, of Record in Deed Book 925, Page 641, in the Office of the Clerk of Boone County, Kentucky. TERMS OF SALE: The property shall be sold as a whole. The purchaser may pay all or part of the purchase price in cash, and may pay the balance of the purchase price on a credit of 30 days after date of sale; said credit shall be granted only upon the execution by the purchaser of bond, with surety thereon, and said surety shall be a lending institution authorized and doing business in Kentucky, or a reputable fidelity or surety company, authorized and doing business in Kentucky, and only if said surety be acceptable to the Commissioner of the Boone Circuit Court; and an authorized officer of the surety must be present at the sale or must have given the Commissioner adequate assurance of its intent to be surety prior to or at the sale; and said Bond shall be, and shall remain, a lien on the property sold as additional security for the payment of the full purchase price, and shall have the full force and effect of a Judgment; and said Bond shall bear interest at the rate of Twelve (12%) Percent per annum until paid. The purchaser shall be required to pay the sum of 10% of the bid amount in cash or certified check on the purchase at the time of sale. The successful bidder at the sale shall, at bidder’s own expense, carry fire and extended insurance coverage on any improvements from the date of sale until the purchase price is fully paid, with a loss payable clause to the Commissioner of the Boone Circuit Court. Failure of the purchaser to effect such insurance shall not affect the validity of the sale or the purchaser’s liability thereunder, but shall entitle, but not require, a lien holder herein, after giving notice to the Commissioner, to effect said insurance and furnish the policy or evidence thereof to the Commissioner, and the premium thereon or the proper portion thereof shall be charged to the purchaser as purchaser’s cost. The property shall be sold subject to ad valorem taxes for the year 2012 and all subsequent years thereafter; easements, restrictions and stipulations of record; assessments for public improvements levied against the property, if any; existing zoning ordinances, statutes, laws, or regulations; and any facts which an inspection and accurate survey of the property may disclose. The amount of the liens before the Court in this action total $79,156.05 together with interest, assessments, taxes and costs herein expended. BIDDERS SHALL BE PREPARED TO COMPLY WITH THESE TERMS /s/ MASTER COMMISSIONER, BOONE CIRCUIT COURT 6025 Rogers Lane, Burlington, KY 41005 (859) 334-3916/1 mc/nos/98. www.boonecountyky.org (Link to Departments/Agencies to Master Commissioner) 1001680531

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COMMISSIONER’S SALE BOONE CIRCUIT COURT, CASE NO. 11-CI-1619 BANK OF AMERICA, N.A.

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PLAINTIFF(S)

NOTICE OF SALE

BARRETT GOLD SKARL, ET AL DEFENDANT(S)

By virtue of a judgment and order of sale of the Boone Circuit Court rendered NOVEMBER 16, 2011 the above case, I shall proceed to offer for sale at the Justice Center Building in Burlington, Kentucky, to the highest bidder, at public auction on THURSDAY, JANUARY 5, 2012 at the hour of 9:00 a.m. or thereabouts, the following described property to-wit: ADDRESS: 1825 WAVERLY DRIVE FLORENCE, KY 41042 Group No. 4481 Located in the City of Florence, Boone County, Kentucky, and being more particularly described as follows: Lot Number 77 of Section Six, Savannah Lakes at Plantation Pointe, as recorded in Plat Cabinet 4, Page 360 of the Plat Records of the Boone County, Kentucky Clerk’s Office. Being the same property conveyed to Barrett Gold Skarl and Kimberly Ann Skarl, husband and wife, from The Ryland Group, Inc., by Deed dated September 28, 2004, and recorded October 4, 2004, in Deed Book 883, Page 735 of the records of the Boone County Clerk’s Office. TERMS OF SALE: The property shall be sold as a whole. The purchaser may pay all or part of the purchase price in cash, and may pay the balance of the purchase price on a credit of 30 days after date of sale; said credit shall be granted only upon the execution by the purchaser of bond, with surety thereon, and said surety shall be a lending institution authorized and doing business in Kentucky, or a reputable fidelity or surety company, authorized and doing business in Kentucky, and only if said surety be acceptable to the Commissioner of the Boone Circuit Court; and an authorized officer of the surety must be present at the sale or must have given the Commissioner adequate assurance of its intent to be surety prior to or at the sale; and said Bond shall be, and shall remain, a lien on the property sold as additional security for the payment of the full purchase price, and shall have the full force and effect of a Judgment; and said Bond shall bear interest at the rate of Twelve (12%) Percent per annum until paid. The purchaser shall be required to pay the sum of 10% of the bid amount in cash or certified check on the purchase at the time of sale. The successful bidder at the sale shall, at bidder’s own expense, carry fire and extended insurance coverage on any improvements from the date of sale until the purchase price is fully paid, with a loss payable clause to the Commissioner of the Boone Circuit Court. Failure of the purchaser to effect such insurance shall not affect the validity of the sale or the purchaser’s liability thereunder, but shall entitle, but not require, a lien holder herein, after giving notice to the Commissioner, to effect said insurance and furnish the policy or evidence thereof to the Commissioner, and the premium thereon or the proper portion thereof shall be charged to the purchaser as purchaser’s cost. The property shall be sold subject to ad valorem taxes for the year 2012 and all subsequent years thereafter; easements, restrictions and stipulations of record; assessments for public improvements levied against the property, if any; existing zoning ordinances, statutes, laws, or regulations; and any facts which an inspection and accurate survey of the property may disclose. The amount of the liens before the Court in this action total $203,512.30 together with interest, assessments, taxes and costs herein expended. BIDDERS SHALL BE PREPARED TO COMPLY WITH THESE TERMS /s/ MASTER COMMISSIONER, BOONE CIRCUIT COURT 6025 Rogers Lane, Burlington, KY 41005 (859) 334-3916/1 mc/nos/98. www.boonecountyky.org (Link to Departments/Agencies to Master Commissioner) 1001680588


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