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Governor’s budget doesn’t include Ky. 536 funding By Stephanie Salmons ssalmons@nky.com

The Raverty family displays this barn quilt patch on their “suburban Rabbit Hash” barn.THANKS TO PAT RAVERTY

Foley will discuss Boone barn quilts By Stephanie Salmons ssalmons@nky.com

BURLINGTON — Quilts and barns are two of the most recognizable and celebrated symbols of rural America, at least as far as Joyce Foley is concerned. “In my mind, the (Boone County) Barn Quilt Trail ties the two things together,” the Florence resident said. Foley will speak about the quilt trail at the upcoming meeting of the Boone County Historical Society, 7 p.m. Thursday, March 20, at the Boone County Library’s Main branch, 1786 Burlington Pike, Burlington. Foley, who started the Boone County Barn Quilt Trail, a community service project of the Florence Woman’s Club, is an

avid quilter herself. She got the idea for the trail after visiting Adams County, Ohio, where the barn quilt trail movement began. “It got me really excited,” Foley said, thinking something like that could be done in Boone County. She was busy at the time, but in 2006, after finishing a two-year term as president of the Florence Woman’s Club, Foley realized it was her opportunity. The club approved the project and gave her $500 to get started. She tasked herself with a number of goals: celebrating quilting history, delighting travelers, providing public art, involving younger generations and aiding the county’s agritou-

rism. “I just want to make the county prettier,” said Foley. The trail is also something that’s free and open daily. According to Foley, there are more than 20 million quilters in the United States. “If they know there’s a barn quilt trail in Boone County, they’re going to get off the highway to go see it,” she said. Now, 78 barns around the county are decorated with squares that resemble a quilt block. “Viewing quilt blocks gives us a tangible sense of bygone eras,” said Foley. Want to continue the conversation? Tweet at @SSalmonsNKY

UNION — Funding for the next phases of the long-awaited Mount Zion Road project wasn’t included in Gov. Steve Beshear’s proposed two-year budget, but local legislators and city officials are working to make it a reality. As previously reported, proposed plans are to reconstruct the existing two-lane road to a three-lane urban roadway from the beginning point on Hathaway Road to the Old Union Road intersection. From that point eastward to the Tiburon Drive area, a five-lane urban roadway is proposed. Mount Zion Road east of Tiburon Drive will be reconstructed to a five-lane section by a separate project that will also reconstruct the interchange with Interstate 71/75. According to the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s recommended highway plan, $4.06 million is necessary for utilities, currently slated for 2018, and $28.73 million for construction, currently slated for 2019. State Sen. John Schickel (R–Union) said it was “a huge disappointment” the funding was not included in the governor’s budget. He was hopeful construction funding would be allocated this year. Two Boone County projects, Mount Zion Road and

continued work on Pleasant Valley Road, are both “critical,” he said. He’s working with fellow members of the Northern Kentucky Legislative Caucus to get funding included in the budget. “I’m cautiously optimistic we may be able to,” said Schickel. Union City Commissioner Deanna Kline said she addressed the matter at a recent legislative caucus. “It’s a huge concern for us,” she said. Ky. 536 is a major component in the continued development of Union, and the proposed Union Town Center, a 90-acre area near the intersection of Mount Zion Road and U.S. 42. According to the Town Center website, it’s considered the downtown of Union and consists of an older business district along Old Union Road and a potentially new business district at U.S. 42 and Mount Zion Road. The city is “really banking” on the project moving forward, said Kline. “If we don’t get that next phase of funding, it’s going to hold up the development of the Union Town Center.” Union Economic Development Committee member Steve Harper, chairman-elect for the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, has been to Frankfort with the See BUDGET, Page A2

Spring into Health at Boone library By Stephanie Salmons ssalmons@communitypress.com

HEBRON — The winter weather has been relentless, but the Boone County Public Library is hoping to help residents welcome spring with healthy habits. Spring into Health is 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 15, at the library’s Lents branch, 3215 Cougar Path, Hebron. “We are kind of endeavoring to give some healthy living examples,” reference librarian Lynette Cookston said.

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The library will offer free samples of healthy snacks, smoothies, chair massages, children’s activities, self-defense instructors, representatives from chiropractors and more. Prizes that “encourage activity,” like scooters for kids and active games for adults, will be available for all ages. Those attending do not have to be present to win. This is the second year for the event. While she’s not sure where the idea originated from, Cookston says “here at Lents, we try to have several

EDUCATION School board not in favor of POST. Full story, A2

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community events during the year and this is just one that kind of developed.” It’s a community outreach event on a topic of interest, she said. “I think most of us realize many of us are too sedentary and that has caused health issues,” said Cookston. The library, she said, has a number of resources “that can help people connect and get active.”

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Reference Librarian Lynette Cookston holds a RipStik Ripster in front of the Boone County Public Library’s Lents branch. The Ripster will be given as a prize at the library’s Spring into Health on Saturday, March 15. STEPHANIE SALMONS/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

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School board, educators oppose arming teachers By Melissa Stewart mstewart@nky.com

The recent introduction of a program that would screen, train and arm volunteer teachers and staff members has sparked discussion among Boone County educators about whether or not it is appropriate. The Boone County School Board held a workshop March 6 to discuss safety issues within the schools and the program,

School POST (Protecting Our Students and Teachers), was a prominent point of discussion. School Board Chairwoman Karen Byrd said she does not support the program because the majority of the district’s educators oppose the program. She said it is unlikely the board will consider introducing it to schools. POST was introduced last month by Boone County Constable and firearm instructor Joe Ka-

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The program is closely patterned after the National Armed Pilots Program and incorporates lessons learned by law enforcement during10 years of study since the shooting at a high school in Columbine, Colo. It is intended to be a model program starting in Kentucky, Kalil said, but could be adopted anywhere in the U.S. Volunteers would go through extensive screenings and training. Those carrying concealed weapons would remain unidentified to students, but would know who else is armed. Police dispatch would know how many participants are at each school. This would be in addition to a school resource officer (SRO) who is an armed deputy in the schools. Byrd said she opposes the program because she feels “the training received is not anywhere sufficient for what we’re asking people to do.” She has concerns of increased liability and insurance costs, as well. “When we added (school resource officers), liability costs increased. How much more will this go up having armed people who are not as trained as those in law enforcement,” she said. Board member Ed

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Massey voiced similar concerns. “Liability is not covered and would be a nightmare for the district,” he said. “Teachers did not sign up to be armed guards. Training is not sufficient. Schools are not airplanes. Flying is elective, school is compulsory and in the (armed pilots program), pilots carry guns to protect the aircraft and are barricaded behind a locked cockpit.” Tom Haddock, president of the Boone County Education Association on leave as a sixth-grader teacher at Conner Middle school, said when he considers the POST program, he looks back on his years of training. “Weapons were not a part of that formal training, neither were psychology classes to train me on how to take aim at a child who’s family I know and who I’ve instructed,” he said. “The things I was taught were how to get a child to ask questions, to wonder and to be creative.” Haddock said an educator’s job is to ensure that students are career and college ready, not to carry firearms. He said adding POST would “ask too much” of teachers who are already overworked. “To me, it’s also illogical to assume that putting

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Recycling center has open house

BURLINGTON — An open house and ribbon cutting for Boone County’s new recycling building is planned for 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 22, at the facility, 3275 Maplewood Drive, Burlington. The event will be rescheduled in event of bad weather. RSVP by calling Melissa Grandstaff at 859-3343151 or Kelly Chapman at 859-334-3629.

Union zoning request withdrawn

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from parents on both side of the issue ... I have even more ‘what-ifs’ I am concerned with. Is there a 100 percent solution? No, I wish there were.” Board member Bonnie Rickert said she and the majority of those she’s spoken to are opposed to POST. “Whether it’s POST or any other program, arming our teachers is not good for the students,” she said. “Our teachers have not been trained for that and 40 hours of training is not going to prepare them.” School Board member Maria Brown agreed. Sheattended Kalil’s introduction presentation to POST last month and has done “some extensive research on similar programs.” “I believe the greater issue at hand is whether anyone other than a trained police professional should be allowed to carry a gun in our schools, regardless of which particular program is being examined,” she said. “The police are trained extensively to respond in high stress, life-threatening situations. I believe the amount of training necessary to adequately prepare a teacher for such situations is simply not feasible. The POST program in particular has never been implemented and there are just too many unknowns to feel that it is a responsible and safe choice for our schools at this time.” Want to continue the conversation? Tweet @MStewartReports

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more guns, where no guns should be allowed at all, will solve the problem,” he said. Bryrd Haddock said a majority of his colleagues are opposed to POST as well. Cooper High School Principal Michael Wilson said that is certainly the case at his high school. “The one thing all of us have in common is the (desire for the) safety and security of our students,” he said. “Cooper High School teachers overwhelming oppose the idea of arming teachers with guns. We need to continue to work diligently with all stakeholders on preventative measures of the social and emotional well-being and mental health availability.” School Board member Steve Templeton, who has two granddaughters attending school in the district and a grandson who will be starting school next year, said he has a “real personal connection with safety of our school children.” “I don’t think arming teachers is the correct path,” he said. “You would be asking (teachers and staff) to take the law in their own hands. They are educators not law enforcement officers. When I first heard about the POST program I had several ‘what-ifs’ come to mind. As this month has past and as I have received numerous emails

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chamber several times during the legislative session. “This is just going to tie our hands to some extent in attracting developers to the Union Town Center,” said Harper. “We’ll continue to work on that, but that does hurt us in our efforts.” Developers typically want the infrastructure to be in place to support their developments, Kline said. The road needs to be upgraded “to support the traffic for the development we hope to get here.” She said the town center will be developed “but

tional care facility has been withdrawn The request was for a zoning map amendment from Suburban Estates/ Union Town Overlay to Public Facilities/Planned Development for a 5.2 acre property near the U.S. 42 and Brilliance Avenue in Union, which would have permitted a transitional care center on the property. Boonespring Transitional Care Center, which would have been a part of Care Spring Health Management System, had obtained an option to purchase the 5.2 acres from the Drees Co. The property was originally approved for multi-family residences as a part of the Harmony development. A letter dated March 5 from zoning consultant Anne McBride with McBride Dale Clarion, a

planning zoning and consulting firm, notified Boone County Planning Commission staff that the request was being withdrawn.

I believe the only way it’s going to happen if is Mount Zion Road gets widened,” she said. Nancy Wood, spokeswoman for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 6, said, “the Legislature can, and always does, make amendments before enacting the plan into law. “Unfortunately, there are numerous transportation infrastructure repair and improvement needs across the state and not enough available funding to support all projects. Many of the projects submitted by each of the highway districts don’t make the recommended highway plan.” The state is currently acquiring right of way for

the Ky. 536 project, she said. “In the recommended highway plan, while funding for the (construction) phase is programmed for fiscal year 2019, the funding source designation indicates that funding is not available at this time,” said Wood. “When funding is available, the project will continue.” At the March 3 Union City Commission meeting, Kline encouraged people concerned about the matter to call their legislators. Contact information for local legislators can be found at the Kentucky Legislature website, lrc.ky.gov.

PVA inspections set

The Boone County Property Valuation Administrator’s office will inspect Gunpowder Trails subdivision, farms and new construction throughout Boone County March 13-19. Staff members will be in a marked vehicle and have identification available upon request. For more information, contact PVA Cindy Arlinghaus at cindy.arling haus@boonecountyky.org .


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Gateway students can transfer to Sullivan College

St. Timothy Preschool students Violet Main and Hayden Wright play a game of “Where’s the Matching Letter?”THANKS TO DEB THOMAS

FUN AND GAMES Students at St. Timothy Preschool are able to incorporate fun and games into their daily learning.

Gateway Community and Technical College and Sullivan College of Technology and Design in Louisville have created a transfer pathway that will allow Gateway associate degree graduates to obtain a bachelor’s degree in advanced manufacturing technology from Sullivan. “We are pleased to offer yet another transfer pathway to our students,” said Laura Urban, Gateway provost and vice president of academic affairs. “The agreement means that students who meet the required criteria will advance seamlessly into the bachelor’s degree program at Sullivan. “The new pathway joins more than 250 other transfer pathways that Gateway has established with 20 colleges and universities throughout the region,” Urban added. “For example, we have specific transfer pathways with Northern Kentucky University, Thomas More College, Xavier, University of Cincinnati, University of Kentucky, University of Louisville, Eastern Kentucky University and Kentucky State University to name a few.” Under the transfer agreement, Gateway associate degree graduates in certain man-

ufacturing programs can receive transfer credit for their entire associate degree when beginning a bachelor’s degree program at Sullivan. For full credit, graduates must have a 2.0 GPA and a minimum completion rate of 67 percent of credit hours attempted. Three Gateway programs qualify for the transfer pathway: manufacturing engineering technology, industrial maintenance technology and electrical technology. Under a transfer agreement between the Kentucky Community and Technical College System and Sullivan, Gateway students who transfer to Sullivan will be awarded a $1,500 scholarship. The scholarship is renewable annually until the student completes his or her bachelor’s degree in advanced manufacturing technology. Sullivan will award up to 10 such scholarships a year. Formerly known as the Louisville Technical Institute, Sullivan College of Technology and Design is a private, careerfocused college accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools and licensed to offer associate and bachelor’s degrees by the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education.

PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT

St. Timothy Preschool students Gracie Haines, Abby Lee and Sadie Kaiser have fun while playing at the sensory table.THANKS TO DEB THOMAS

St. Timothy Preschool student Julia Webster teaches the calendar activity for the day.THANKS TO DEB THOMAS

Miles Ard, of Burlington, is a student at Love Alive Montessori Preschool in Richwood. Here, he practices with dressing frames. Love Alive is in Richwood Presbyterian Church and recently was recognized with the International Montessori Society’s School of Recognition Award.THANKS TO MARCY THOMPSON

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Scott makes Buter dean’s list

Rachel Scott, of Union, made Butler University’s dean’s list for the Fall 2013 semester. Scott is a professional pharmacy major. Degree-seeking undergraduate students at Butler who carry at least 12 academic hours in a given semester are eligible for the dean’s list in the college in which they are enrolled. Students on the list are in the top 20 percent of their college, as determined by the semester grade-point average of all eligible students in each college.

Coastal Carolina honors locals

The following students made the dean’s list for the Fall 2013 semester at Coastal Carolina University: Marinda Cornett, of Burlington, Christian McNabb, of Burlington,

and Kelly Nichols, of Burlington. To qualify for the dean’s list, freshmen must earn a 3.25 grade-point average, and upperclassmen must earn a 3.5 gradepoint average.

Florence student active at Ashland Young Life

Anamarie Coors, of Florence, is a member of Young Life at Ashland University. Young Life is an organization focused on Jesus Christ, kids, relationships and leaders. Coors is majoring in commercial art. She is the daughter of Christopher and Teresa Coors, and is a 2013 graduate of Boone County High School.

Burlington student shines at Hanover

Brooke Glahn was one of more than 300 students who earned dean's list honors for the Fall 2013 at

Hanover College. To qualify for the dean's list, students must have a gradepoint average of 3.5 or better. Glahn, a first-year undeclared major, is the daughter of Gary and Melissa Glahn of Burlington. She is a graduate of Conner High School.

Gonzales makes dean’s list

Gabriella Gonzales, of Florence, was named to the dean’s list in the University of Notre Dame’s College of Science for outstanding scholarship during the Fall 2013 semester. Students who achieve dean’s honors at Notre Dame represent the top 30 percent of students in their college. Gonzales is a 2011 graduate of Ryle High School.

Boone pair honored by Georgia Tech

Amy Foertsch, of Hebron, and Mitchell See, of Union, qualified for the

dean’s list at the Georgia Institute of Technology for the Fall 2013 semester. This designation is awarded to undergraduate students who have a 3.0 or higher academic average for the semester.

Hartfiel named to dean’s list

Matthew Hartfiel, of Walton, was named to the dean’s list for the Fall 2013 semester at the Coastal Carolina University college of science.

Boone students achieve dean’s list status

National College in Florence and the American National University online program recently released the dean’s list for the Second Fall 2013 term. The following students earned a minimum gradepoint average of 3.5 out of a possible 4.0. Adam Brown, of Burlington, Wayne Hampton, of Florence, Edward Ma-

honey, of Florence, Andrea Speaks, of Florence, Fatou Thomas, of Florence, Teresa Batchelder, of Union, and Samantha McNamara, of Walton.

WKU honors local students

The following students made the dean’s and president’s lists at Western Kentucky University for the Fall 2013 semester. Students making the dean’s list have a gradepoint average of 3.4 to 3.79 on a 4.0 scale. Students on the president’s list have GPAs of 3.8 to 4.0. To be eligible for the either list, students must have at least 12 hours of coursework that semester. Dean’s list Burlington: Keirsten I. Cobb, Katelynn M. Halcomb and Eric A. Zimmer. Florence: Kristinna A. Mason, Victoria D. Lange and Erin B. Taylor Hebron: Kristen M. Foltz and Logan T. Mitchell

Union: Barry W. Rowen, Nicole B. Stambaugh, Megan E. Shefchik, Kimberly J. Hatfield, Ian T. Robinson and Steven J. Teleky Verona: Hannah M. Rodgers Walton: Joanna K. Obied President’s list Burlington: Cynthia A. Tope, Kristen E. Armstrong, Kelli N. Hogue and Lindsey E. Hinken. Florence: Jacob E. Booher, Emily L. Kemp, Alisha M. Hughes, Emily M. Scheper, Kaylen N. Parker, Jennifer L. Case, Rachel M. Jones, Josie L. Plummer, Charles H. Foltz and Allyson R. King Union: Samantha F. Hawtrey, Margaret E. Clark, Kelly E. Tursic, Rhiannon M. Jones, Ben T. Koehler, Samuel T. Kirby, Kathryn M. Norman, Justin A. Nolan, Morgan N. Cash, Chase A. Knibbe and Anna K. Braun Verona: Mackenzie C. Grubbs Walton: Sarah N. Muff


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Conner basketball reflects on regional trip By James Weber jweber@nky.com

The ending was heartbreaking, but the hearts of Conner High School faithful were full after the end of the season for the Cougars’ boys basketball season. Conner suffered a tough overtime loss to Dixie Heights, 61-59, March 7 in the Ninth Region quarterfinals at the Bank of Kentucky Center. The Cougars finished with an 11-15 record but got to celebrate their first berth in the regional tournament since 2008. Seniors Samuel Hemmerich, Jacob Gilbreath, Landon Lamblez, Will Ruholt, Andrew Way and Adam Yeager got to play on floor of the Northern Kentucky University arena. “I told them they changed the culture of Conner High School,” head coach Jim Hicks said. “Not only have you made each other better, you have changed minds and worked to get back to this level, you have changed the culture of this school. You have kids now wanting to come to our games, students excited about when we play. That’s a testament to how hard they work.” The Cougars had a chance to win the game in

Macey Ford, middle, was an all-tourney pick for the Rebels last week.FILE PHOTO

Conner senior Samuel Hemmerich, left, battles for the ball with a Dixie player. Dixie Heights beat Conner 61-59 in overtime in the Ninth Region quarterfinals March 7 at the Bank of Kentucky Center. JAMES WEBER/THE COMMUNITY

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the final seconds of regulation, when Hemmerich drove the baseline for a layup. In a play which was considered the best of the opening round by observers, Dixie junior Drew Moore went sky-high to block the shot of his taller Cougar opponent. The ball went all the way back to midcourt where players from both teams

Boone girls teams fall in quarterfinals

scrambled to get it. Conner got possession but could only get off a desperation three at the buzzer. “It came down to the guy made a great block,” Hicks said. “Otherwise, we’d be screaming and happy and watching this game (the second quarterSee BOYS, Page A7

Dixie Heights’ Austin Schreck (3) battles for the rebound against Conner’s Landon Lamblez (25) and Nic Watts, left.JOSEPH FUQUA II/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

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Boone County lost 58-40 to Notre Dame in the Ninth Region quarterfinals to finish the season 17-2. Macey Ford led the Rebels with eight points. Sydney Foster, Alexis Switzer and Dallis Knotts all had seven points apiece. Ford was the team's all-tourney pick in the regional. Switzer scored her 1,000th career point in the third quarter. The Rebels finished 17-12 for the season and were 33rd District champions. Conner lost 65-55 in the Ninth Region quarterfinals to Newport Central Catholic. Conner, which finished 15-16, led by 10 points at halftime but NewCath rallied for a 19-3 run in the third quarter. Taylor Gambrel had 13 points to lead the Cougars and was the team's all-tournament pick. Hunter Hendricks had 10 and Madi Meyers nine. Conner finished 15-16 but played in the Ninth Region Tournament for the first time since winning the region and playing in the Sweet 16 in 2008. St. Henry lost 67-52 to

Walton-Veron’as Allie Mills was one of the Bearcats’ top players this year.FILE PHOTO

Highlands in the Ninth Region quarterfinals. Jordan Miller had 13 points, Savannah Neace nine and Samantha Hentz eight. The Crusaders finished 18-12 and was 34th District champions this season. Miller was the team's all-tourney pick for the regional. Walton-Verona fell 7557 to Anderson County in the Eighth Region quarterfinals to finish 17-14. Anderson, the No. 2 team in the state in the Litken-

hous computer ratings, won the regional title over Simon Kenton and advanced to the Sweet 16. Hailey Ison averaged 17 points a game for the year and Allie Mills 15.5. Mills had more than 60 3pointers for the season. Morgan Simpson posted eight points a contest. Ison was the team's all-tourney pick for the regional tournament. Follow James Weber on Twitter, @RecorderWeber

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Boys basketball

» Ryle fell 74-40 to Covington Catholic in the Ninth Region quarterfinals to finish 14-12. Tanner White had 15 points, 11 in the first quarter, to lead the way. » St. Henry lost 71-45 to Newport Central Catholic in the Ninth Region quarterfinals. Nick Rechtin had 11 points. Jordan Noble scored seven and Connor Kunstek six. The Crusaders finished 14-11.

Hall of Fame

» Several former basketball players with ties to Northern Kentucky will be inducted into the

Greater Cincinnati Basketball Hall of Fame on May 7 at Receptions in Fairfield. They are: Rick Hughes (former Thomas More player); Dan Fleming (former NKU player); Brady Jackson (former NKU player); Celeste Hill (former Holmes and Old Dominion star); and Joe Fredrick (current Covington Catholic assistant coach who had a stellar career at Cincinnati Greenhills High School and the University of Notre Dame).

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» Walton-Verona High School pitcher/ third baseman Christian Lohr has signed with Trevecca Nazarene University, an NCAA Division II

school located in Nashville, Tenn.

TMC Notes

» Thomas More College swept the Presidents’ Athletic Conference (PAC) Women’s Basketball Player and Coach of the Year Awards and had five Saints named All-PAC by the conference’s head coaches. Sophomore guard/forward Sydney Moss was the Player of the Year. Moss is the secondstraight and third overall Thomas More women’s basketball studentathlete to win the Player of the Year. Head Coach Jeff Hans was named the PAC Coach of the Year after guiding the Saints to the program’s third

undefeated regular season (25-0, 18-0 PAC), their seventh-straight out-right PAC regular season title and ninthstraight with at least a share of the title. Senior guard Devin Beasley and junior forward Jenny Burgoyne joined Moss on the AllPAC first team. As of March 1, Beasley led the nation in assists/turnover ratio at 6.03 and is second in assists per game at 8.0. Burgoyne leads the nation in field goal percentage at 66.2 percent as she is averaging 17.2 points and 5.7 rebounds per game. Senior guard Katie Kitchen and junior guard Sydni Wainscott were named honorable mention AllPAC.

St. Henry senior Jake Plummer shoots the ball. Newport Central Catholic beat St. Henry 71-45 in the Ninth Region quarterfinals March 5 at the Bank of Kentucky Center. JAMES WEBER/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER


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TMC women’s chemistry keeps team at top level By Adam Turer presspreps@gmail.com

The freight train that is the 2013-2014 Thomas More Saints women’s basketball team keeps on rolling. After winning their eighth straight Presidents’ Athletic Conference title to close out the regular season 28-0, the Saints ascended to the top spot in the d3hoops.com poll. Entering the tournament as the No. 1 team in the country is no guarantee of championship success, but the Saints are headed in the right direction. “The ability to play another weekend together and be in the Sweet 16 for the fifth time in program history is a great accomplishment,” said head coach Jeff Hans. “We have been talking about the month of March for a long time and being ready to play our best basketball.” The Saints thrived from their raucous home crowds in hosting the first two rounds of the NCAA Division III tournament. Thomas More defeated Salem 95-58 in the opening round, then set a tournament record by scoring 120 points in a 34-point victory over John Carroll in round two. “Our crowds were

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final that night) to see who we play.” Dixie scored the first five points of the extra session, but Conner rallied back before missing a 3-pointer with eight seconds left that would have tied the game. Hemmerich led Conner with 21 points. Lamblez had 11 and Nick Watts 10. “The guys left it on the line They never quit,” Hicks said. “They worked their tail off and they exe-

Thomas More College women’s basketball players, from left, Sydney Moss, Devin Beasley and Jenny Burgoyne are key players on the No. 1 team in the country. PATRICK REDDY/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

amazing in the first two rounds and it definitely helped our performance,” said Hans. “We would make a play and the energy that came from the crowd would feed into another play on the defensive end. The runs we go on are a direct correlation of our fans.” It was a weekend of milestones for the Saints. In addition to setting the team scoring record, junior forward Jenny Burgoyne set a career high with 35 points in the opening round win over Salem. Five Saints, led by Sydney Moss’s 37 points, scored in double figures in the second game. The Saints’ reward for dominating the first two rounds is a trip to Walla Walla, Wash., for

the program’s first Sweet Sixteen appearance since 2011. Whitman College, the nation’s previous topranked team before Thomas More took over the top spot in the final poll of the regular season, is hosting this sectional round of the tournament. The Saints open the sectional against Texas-Tyler on March 14. “We will definitely miss the home atmosphere, but all of our road travels through PAC play should help us be prepared for the trip to Whitman,” Hans said. “This time of year, we have to worry about executing and making plays.” With Burgoyne and Moss finishing down low or getting to the free

cuted what we wanted them to execute. They believed in themselves, they believed in each other and what we were doing.” Conner led 16-9 after one period. The second quarter featured the Cougars being on the same floor as history when Dixie senior Brandon Hatton scored his 3,000th career point with 4:50 to go. Hatton, already the top boys scorer in Ninth Region history, became the 31st player in Kentucky to reach that milestone. “We were passing the ball very well, knocking down shots, and we kept

them off the offensive glass, which is the main thing we wanted to do,” Hicks said. “The second half, they got more offensive opportunities and that was the big key.” Although it was a tough end, Hicks remained proud of his guys. “I wish it weren’t over,” Hicks said. “We could have played another 15 or 20 minutes and everyone would have enjoyed it. It was fun to be a part of and it was heartbreaking to end that way.”

throw line, the Saints offense appears unstoppable. Moss is capable of setting a Division III record with 63 points in a game, but is content with playing a supporting role with her rebounding and defense. There is no alpha dog in the Thomas More offense, which makes them nearly impossible to defend. “Our guards are very unselfish and we don’t care who scores, just as long as Thomas More has more points at the end of the game,” Hans said. “Getting to the free throw line is the easiest way to score. We have good post players that can score inside or draw a foul, and our guards will attack to finish, pass or get to the free throw line.” Outsiders see the lopsided margins of victory and think that Thomas More has a special team. Those who know the team and its players know that it is their chemistry that makes the Saints a special group. There is just something special about this team that goes beyond the box score. They enjoy one another’s company on and off the court. That may be the edge that gets them through the sectional and into the final four. “This team is very different. They love to play this game and are excited to be playing together,” said Hans. “I think that shows in our ability to share the basketball the way we do.”

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The Florence Freedom are looking to make their third straight postseason appearance this upcoming baseball season. One recent offseason move was a big step in making that happen. The 2013 Frontier League MVP Jacob Tanis recently signed a contract extension and will return to Florence for the 2014 campaign. Tanis is a former 13thround selection by the Oakland Athletics in 2011 after finishing up his college career at Mercer University. He hit .264 with 17 HR and a leagueleading 72 RBI for Florence in 95 games last season on his way to the Frontier League MVP Award. Tanis also collected 26 doubles, third most in the league. The Peachtree City, GA native played briefly with the Beloit Snappers (Low-A) of the Midwest League in 2013 before signing with the Freedom on May 8. The Freedom announced contract extensions for pitcher Chuck Weaver and infielder Bobby Joe Tannehill. Weaver was signed by the Freedom in June 2013 after he finished up his collegiate career at IPFW. He had a solid rookie season, posting a 4-2 record with a 3.70 ERA in 14 appearances, 12 starts. The Fort Wayne, Ind. native started 13 games as a senior for the Masta-

dons, posting a 2-5 record with a 3.57 ERA. Weaver threw two complete games as a senior and pitched 70.2 innings. He played two years for IPFW after transferring from Vincennes University where he was named to the NJCAA All-Academic team. Tannehill is in his second season of professional baseball in 2014. Tannehill joined the Freedom in early July of 2013 following a collegiate career at Lewis-Clark State College in Lewiston, ID. He hit .210 with 1 HR and 9 RBI last season. The Auburn, WA native is a shortstop by trade but can also play second base and third base. He primarily plays second base for the Freedom. Season tickets, mini-plans and group tickets are available by calling 859-5944487. Opening Night is 6:35 p.m. May 15.

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The Northern Kentucky Sports Hall of Fame induction ceremony was Sunday, Feb. 19, at the Villa Hills Civic Club. The inductees included:

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Football, basketball baseball; 1954 graduate of Ludlow High School; played four years of varsity football (1950-53); NKAC first team defense in 1952; NKAC honorable mention in 1953; all-state honorable mention in 1953; voted team cocaptain in 1953. After raising four children, with his wife of 50-plus years, he attended Northern Kentucky University 1997-2001.

Michael Dacey

Basketball; 1966 graduate of Covington Catholic High School; played grade-school at St. Pius, winning multiple tournaments in all grades; averaged 27 points per game in eighth grade, elected to the eighth-grade all-tournament team; broke single-game scoring record of 57 points and was interviewed by Oscar Robertson; went on to CovCath and played freshman basketball for coach Roger Tieman; played three years for coach Mote Hils 1963-66. Named all-district three years, all-region two years and all-state honorable mention as a senior; member of the 1,000point club with 1,150 career points in 79 games (an average of 14.6 per game); member of Covington Catholic Hall of Fame; awarded full athletic scholarship to Villa Madonna (Thomas More) and played freshman basketball there for coach Dan Tieman; played three years of varsity and was team caption senior year; broke school record for single-

Basketball; graduate of Campbell County High School; varsity letterwinner 1987-89; Ninth region all-region in 1988; NKAC all-conference and allstate honorable mention in1988 and 1989; went on to play at Kentucky Christian University 1990-93; was a four-year starter; all-region team in 1990; allregion, second team All-American and national champions in 1991; all-region, first team AllAmerican and runner-up for national player of the year in 1992; all-region and national tournament runner-up in 1993. Head girls basketball coach at Newport High School 19992001; Northern Kentucky Girls Coaching Association coach of the year and Kentucky Post coach of the year in 2000; girls All A Classic Ninth region champs, district runner-up and region semifinalist in 2000. Boys basketball head coach at Newport, 2002-2010; Ninth region champs in 2010 (program’s first Sweet 16 appearance in 48 years); 35th district runner-up in 2010; Northern Kentucky boys basketball coach of the year, Greater Cincinnati Hall of Fame coach of the year, and Cincinnati Enquirer coach of the year in 2010; All “A” Classic champions (first public school to win in 25 years); tied for best record in Newport school history. Campbell County High School boys basketball head coach 2011 to present; district runner-up in 2011; district champs and regional semifinalist in 2012.

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Jim Claypool

Multiple sports; Beechwood High School graduate; lettered football 1954-56 and was team captain in 1956; varsity basketball 1954-56; baseball in 1956; ran invitational track 1955-56; swam in YMCA swim meets 1955-56; played amateur softball in various leagues and while in the Army during the 1950s, 60s and 70s; attended Centre College; lettered in football 1956-57 before an injury ended his career; began a career as a writer and speaker; was the track historian at Turfway Park, 1995 to present. Chair of Northern Kentucky University Athletic Committee and administrative head of athletics 1970-78, which included hiring coaches and athletic directors, budgeting, adhering to NCAA regulations, and representing NKU at athletic conferences nationwide; instituted one of the first programs nationwide that gave both men and women equal scholarships; helped chose NKU’s school colors as well as the sports teams’ mascot of Norse; oversaw the construction and design of Regent’s Hall; inducted into NKU’s athletic hall of fame in 2013.

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SIDELINES Warriors basketball The Kentucky Warriors AAU youth basketball program is having tryouts for its high school teams, at Christ United Church, 1440 Boone Aire Road, Florence. Boys freshmen and varsity, 5:30 p.m. March 13; girls freshmen and varsity, 8:30 p.m. March 14. The AAU league season starts April 1, at Sports of All Sorts, Mount Zion Road. Call Ben Coffman at 859-640-6458 or email Ben@KentuckyWarriors.org, or go online at Facebook.com/kentuckywarriors or KentuckyWarriors.org.

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pointed out by Will Rogers at the time of Herbert Hoover. Most Independent voters changed over from being James Republican. Duvall That was beCOMMUNITY cause the parRECORDER GUEST COLUMNIST ty was so anxious to “win” that it courted the fringe at the expense of its core, which has a very different vision for America. That vision has not yet been fully articulated, but I can tell you that it is very different from the cronyism so dear to the establishment. Ronald Reagan warned us

about big government riding our backs. The Republicans control the house, but you wouldn’t know it. In the Senate they do not even offer effective opposition. The only exception seems to be Sen. Rand Paul, who is almost a one-man show. The tea party is here, and it’s not going to go away. The tea party has managed to connect with Americans at all levels. Everyone has a right to be heard, and to make their concerns known. I suggest we send some new people to Washington. Mr. Smith is mistaken to think it is “wacko” to send a bad man instead of a good one because he won’t be minority leader the first day. Nothing can be

Universities should fund Brent Spence Bridge During World War II, the business community dropped their business models and immediately began wartime production. Frigidaire no longer made refrigerators, but instead made machine guns and propellers for fighter jets. William Knudsen left General Motors to lead the United States war machine. He left a salary of $300,000 to work for free. Why? Knudsen replied, “This country has been good to me, and I want to pay it back.” American businesses willingly sacrificed a great deal to help America win the war. This is not surprising since businesses are givers, not takers. Today, politicians and business leaders claim there is no money to build vital infrastructure projects like the Brent Spence Bridge. We’re told taxpayers must dig deeper into their pockets and spend thousands of dollars per year to pay tolls. I have another solution. What if the biggest financial takers in America were asked to give back to help finance a major infrastructure project like the Brent Spence Bridge? Would they respond like businesses did during WWII or are they too greedy and self-centered to give back? Do you know how much money is sitting in universities’ endowment funds? Merriam-Webster defines endowments as, “A large amount of money that has been given to a school, hospital, etc., and that is used to pay for its creation and continuing support.” The GAO reports that on average 8.8 percent of endowment assets are used to fund ongoing operations. Does that mean these funds are dwindling? Hardly! The National Association of College & University Business Officers surveyed 835 colleges and universities and found 2013 endowment assets total $448.6 bil-

lion. That’s an increase of 10 percent over 2012 assets of $406.1 billion. Eighty-two universities have endowment funds exceeding a billion dollars. Tom Harvard’s enWurtz dowment fund inCOMMUNITY creased from $30.7 RECORDER GUEST COLUMNIST billion in 2012 to $32.7 billion in 2013. That’s an increase of a B. S. Bridge. The top five endowment funds are: Harvard $32.7 billion, Yale $20.7 billion, Texas $18.3 billion, Stanford $17 billion and Princeton $17 billion. If these takers would make a one-time donation of $3 billion to the B.S. Bridge Project their endowment funds would drop by less than 1 percent. Each school would pay their proportionate fair share. I know they’ll scream that they need that money to survive as if bridge-crossers don’t need their money to survive as well. Shut up and do it for America. I don’t remember hearing university boards or presidents screaming against raising the top federal income tax rate by 11 percent or complaining about the 47 percent tax increase on working Americans in the fiscal cliff deal. All we need is for the university leaders to collectively agree to support the greater good. Isn’t it funny how Marxism sounds so much sweeter when you’re a taker instead of a giver? You see there are countless ways to fund the B.S. Project. It just takes leaders. Yes, I know. That’s been our problem all along. Tom Wurtz is president of Tom Wurtz Consulting and a resident of Ft. Mitchell.

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done to magically solve the problems Washington has created; we need less government, not more. Washington has been doing too much. What it can do is continue to create problems for more and more people, wreck the economy, and sell it to the Chinese for inflating dollars. The business of MIT is particularly laughable. Fraud alert: McConnell claims that Mr. Bevin said he graduated from MIT on his resume. (That was Massie.) Don’t people have more important things to receive notices about than that? Well, it didn’t happen, folks. The alleged resume has never surfaced. Mr. Bevin does not send resumes; he accepts them. He owns 10

companies. Call McConnell’s office and ask to see a copy of the resume; chances are they’ll get the guys who found Obama’s birth certificate to fake one for you. Matt Bevin is not a career politician. He talks from the heart. He answers questions from the floor, and doesn’t skirt the difficult ones. He doesn’t have any magic, just practical suggestions about knotty problems. You have some facts; you’re on your own now if you want to distort them. James Duvall is a member of the Northern Kentucky Boone County Teaparty, and is an elected conservation supervisor for Boone County. He lives in Big Bone.

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invaded Northern Kentucky

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exington had fallen, Frankfort had fallen, and the rumor was that they were marching on to Newport, Covington, and Cincinnati,” the man said. On the last Thursday night in February, every seat in the meeting room at the Erlanger branch of the Kenton County Public Library was taken, every eye fixed on the man describing Northern Kentucky’s role in the Civil War. It was James A. Ramage, a history professor at Northern Kentucky University. The Civil War museum in Fort Wright is named after Ramage. In 2004, he led the committee to save Battery Hooper, one of the key gun emplacements protecting Cincinnati during the conflict. “There are five batteries extant today,” he said, pointing to a map on the screen. “They are Battery Combs and Battery Bates in Devou Park, and Battery Hooper, which is where we have our museum, Battery Holt in Wilder, and Battery Shaler in Evergreen Cemetery.” Battery Hooper represents a time, in September of 1862, when the community came together in a crisis and worked to erect an eight-mile defensive line from Ludlow to Fort Thomas. “Gen. Lew Wallace was assigned to command the defense of Northern Kentucky and Cincinnati,” Ramage said. Many years after

the war, Wallace would write the best-selling novel “Ben-Hur.” “Under the watchword ‘Citizens for labor, soldiers for battle,’ Wallace required every adult male to fight or work,” Ramage said. To help with this effort, Wallace formed the Black Brigade, marking one of the first times that the Union Army use African Americans. But in order to move men and supplies into Northern Kentucky, a bridge was needed as the suspension bridge was not yet finished. So Wallace met with three local contractors and asked them to build a pontoon bridge, a temporary structure supported by boats. The contractors had never even seen one but promised that they could do it in 48 hours. “We’ll get coal barges off the Licking River” they said. They finished the bridge over the Ohio River in 30 hours, then built another one over the Licking. All the preparations were completed in just five days. Soon Confederate soldiers marched into Northern Kentucky. When they reached Florence, crowds shouted “Hooray for Jeff Davis!” referring to the Confederate president. At the time Boone County was pro-Confederate, while Campbell and Kenton counties were proUnion. Wallace had pulled together a force of 22,000 Union troops and 50,000 militia. The 8,000

A demonstration of cannon drills during Battery Hooper Days, an annual event at the James A. Ramage Civil War Museum held on the third weekend of August.KAMELLIA SMITH/FOR THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

Confederate soldiers who marched into Fort Mitchell decided that Wallace’s men, and the defenses they had constructed, were too much for them. There was no attack, and after two tense days they withdrew. “Gen. Wallace’s cannon at Fort Mitchell, and the batteries, 15 of them, never fired a shot. But now they fired a celebration,” Ramage explained. To end his talk, he

James A. Ramage talks about Union Gen. Lew Wallace, who commanded the defense of Northern Kentucky and Cincinnati.KAMELLIA SMITH/FOR THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

shared this from Wallace’s victory proclamation: “In coming time strangers viewing the works on the hills of Newport and Covington will ask, ‘Who built these entrenchments?’ You can answer ‘We built them.’ If they ask, ‘Who guarded them?’ You can reply ‘We helped in thousands.’ If they inquire the result, your answer will be ‘The enemy came and looked at them, and stole away in the night.’”

A Civil War encampment recreated for Battery Hooper Days, held on the third weekend of August every year.KAMELLIA SMITH/FOR THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

A cannon stands in front of the James A. Ramage Civil War Museum in Fort Wright.KAMELLIA SMITH/FOR THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

Turfway Park adds race to Spiral card

With sponsorship from Dr. Kendall Hansen and Intervention Pain Specialists of Crestview Hills, Turfway Park has added the Hansen Starter Handicap to its lineup on Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati Spiral Stakes day, Saturday, March 22. The 6 1⁄2-furlong Hansen Starter Handicap carries a $50,000 purse and is written for horses four years old and up that started for a claiming rice of $50,000 or less in the year before this year’s Spiral Stakes.

Nominations close March 13. The race is named for Hansen’s eponymous homebred Hansen 2011 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile winner and Eclipse Award champion 2-year-old – Hansen – now standing in South Korea. The nearly white colt won his debut by more than 13 lengths at Turfway and then romped

again in the Bluegrass Cat Kentucky Cup Juvenile by nearly 14 lengths, also at Turfway. In his next start Hansen set the pace and then gamely held off eventual Belmont Stakes winner Union Rags to win the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile by a head, clinching the championship. “One of the best traditions in horse racing is to name a race after a special horse. Hansen’s uniquely pure white color, his attractive face, and his dominant running style attracted

fans around the world,” said Hansen. “Naming a race at Turfway after Hansen is a perfect fit, since he won his first two races there in such jawdropping fashion. Turfway has also been my home track for my racing operation of 30 years and it’s where I had my best success when I handicapped for a living in 1980 and ’81. It’s an honor to be able to add such a race to the great Spiral day tradition. It’s also fun for me this year because Hansen’s halfbrother Gunderson has won

both his races at Turfway and likely will run in the race.” “Dr. Hansen’s sponsorship affords us the opportunity not only to add another stake to our signature day of racing but also to attract high level claiming horses, which recently have been underrepresented in our program,” said Director of Racing Tyler Picklesimer. “Additionally, it’s refreshing to see a local businessman and Thoroughbred owner take an active role to help strengthen our racing product.”


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THINGS TO DO IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD FRIDAY, MARCH 14 Art & Craft Classes Little Learners, 10 a.m.-midnight, The Lively Learning Lab, 7500 Oakbrook Drive, Suite 10, Learn basic skills including fine motor skills, social skills, reading, dancing, music, science and arts/crafts. Ages -1-1. $15. 859371-5227; www.thelivelylearninglab.com. Florence.

Dining Events Fish Fry, 4-8 p.m., Mary Queen of Heaven School, 1130 Donaldson Highway, Dine-in service, carry-out and drive-thru. Benefits Mary, Queen of Heaven School. Prices vary. Presented by Mary, Queen of Heaven Parish. 859-525-6909; www.mqhparish.com. Erlanger. Saint Paul Fish Fry, 5-8 p.m., St. Paul School, 7303 Dixie Highway, Carlin Center. Weekly specials, dine in, carry out or call ahead. Fried haddock, fried cod, shrimp, crab cakes and more including pizza and mac and cheese. Benefits Saint Paul School athletic programs. Price varies. Presented by Saint Paul Boosters. 859-647-4072; www.saintpaulboosters.net. Florence. St. Barbara Fish Fry, 4:30-8 p.m., St. Barbara Church, 4042 Turkeyfoot Road, Dine in or carry out. Fried fish, baked tilapia, shrimp and cheese pizza. Adult dinners include three sides. $8 and up. 859-371-3100. Erlanger. Fish Fry, 4-8 p.m., Burlington Lodge No. 264, 7072 Pleasant Valley Road, Includes fish sandwich on rye or white bread, choice of fries or mac and cheese, hushpuppies and cole slaw. $9; $5 for children. Presented by Burlington Masonic Lodge #264 F&AM. 859-7463225 or 859-689-4328. Florence.

Education AARP Tax-Aide, 9 a.m.-noon, Boone County Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Middle and low-income taxpayers are eligible for this free tax preparation service. Those with complex tax returns will be advised to seek professional tax assistance. Free. Registration required. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 859-3422665; www.bcpl.org. Burlington. No School Fun Day, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., The Lively Learning Lab, 7500 Oakbrook Drive, Suite 10, Art, crafts, music and games. Ages 3-14. $30. Registration required. 859-371-5227. Florence.

High School Sports CovCath SportsFest, 6:30-11 p.m., Covington Catholic High School, 1600 Dixie Highway, Friday Night Lights theme. Opportunity to kickstart proposed athletic stadium. Experience architectural renderings of proposed stadium, visit with CCH coaches, share drink with Colonel Community and be part of reunion of select members of 1988 AFC Champion Cincinnati Bengals. Ages 21 and up. $50. Reservations required. Presented by Covington Catholic Booster Club. 859-491-2247; www.covcath.org/sportsfest. Park Hills.

Literary - Libraries Meet Your Match, 7 p.m., Boone County Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Brainteasing trivia. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 859-342-2665. Burlington. Mahjong, 1 p.m., Scheben Branch Library, 8899 U.S. 42, All skill levels welcome. 859-3422665. Union.

Sports Winter/Spring Meet, 6:15 p.m.,

Turfway Park, 7500 Turfway Road, Free, except March 26. 859-371-0200; www.turfway.com. Florence.

SATURDAY, MARCH 15 Clubs & Organizations National Quilter’s Day Out Celebration, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Boone County Cooperative Extension Service, 6028 Camp Ernst Road, Quilters celebrating rich Kentucky quilting heritage. Large quilt display along with demonstrations of quilting techniques. Lunch available. Free. Presented by Stringtown Quilt Guild. 859-283-2221. Burlington.

Health / Wellness Spring Into Health Community Event, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Lents Branch Library, 3215 Cougar Path, Explore healthy living with activities, demonstrations and health-related displays. Chair massages and healthy food sampling. Free. Registration required. 859-342-2665. Hebron.

Literary - Libraries Roller Derby Girls, 3 p.m., Scheben Branch Library, 8899 U.S. 42, Black-n-Bluegrass Roller Girls show how to block, pivot and jam. Free. 859-342-2665. Union.

Sports Winter/Spring Meet, 1:10 p.m., Turfway Park, Free, except March 26. 859-371-0200; www.turfway.com. Florence.

SUNDAY, MARCH 16 Literary - Libraries Experience Native Flute Music with Janice Trytten, 2 p.m., Scheben Branch Library, 8899 U.S. 42, Sounds of Native American flute, played by Janice Trytten, while learning about instruments and rich traditions of music. Free. 859-342-2665. Union.

Sports Winter/Spring Meet, 1:10 p.m. Optional, Turfway Park, Free, except March 26. 859-371-0200; www.turfway.com. Florence.

MONDAY, MARCH 17 Art & Craft Classes Little Learners, 10 a.m.-midnight, The Lively Learning Lab, $15. 859-371-5227; www.thelivelylearninglab.com. Florence.

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. 859-586-9207; www.teapartyboonecounty.org. Florence.

Dance Classes Cardio Dance Party Dance Fitness Class, 6-7 p.m., The Ritz Ballroom Dance Studio, 8150 Mall Road, Variety of dance styles, including jazz, hip-hop, Latin, jive and more danced to popular music. Ages 18 and up. $7-$12. Presented by Cardio Dance Party. 513-617-9498; www.cardiodanceparty.com. Florence.

Education Russian Language Class, 1-2 p.m., The Lively Learning Lab, 7500 Oakbrook Drive, Suite 10, Introduces Russian language and culture, facilitated by the study of vocabulary, grammar, short readings and guided conversation. For ages 10 and up. $22. Registration required. 859-371-5227. Florence.

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Hoxworth Blood Drive, 1-7 p.m., Boone County Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Free. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 859-342-2665, ex. 8107; hoxworth.org. Burlington.

Literary - Libraries Homework Help (grades K-12), 5-7 p.m., Boone County Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Drop in and volunteers show you how to use library resources and guide you toward the correct answer. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 859-342-2665. Burlington. Zumba, 6 p.m., Chapin Memorial Library, 6517 Market St., Latininspired, calorie-burning workout. $5. 859-505-8263. Petersburg. Gentle Yoga, 6 p.m., Boone County Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Learn basic postures and flows. $25. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 859-342-2665. Burlington. Yoga, 7:10-8 p.m., Boone County Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Hatha Yoga postures. $25. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 859-342-2665. Burlington. In the Loop, 10 a.m., Florence Branch Library, 7425 U.S. 42, Knit or crochet in relaxed, friendly company. Learn for first time or pick up new tricks. 859-342-2665. Florence. Zumba, 6 p.m., Scheben Branch Library, 8899 U.S. 42, Latininspired dance-fitness program. $25 per month. 859-334-2117. Union. Teen Gaming (middle & high school), 3:15 p.m., Lents Branch Library, 3215 Cougar Path, Gaming and snacks. Free. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 859-342-2665. Hebron. TGT: Marvel Capcom (middle & high school), 6 p.m., Florence Branch Library, 7425 U.S. 42, Take on other teens to see who rules the Florence Branch. Free. 859-342-2665. Florence. Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame Presents Home Run History, 6:30 p.m., Scheben Branch Library, 8899 U.S. 42, Trivia night all about baseball. For grades 2 and up. Free. 859-342-2665. Union.

1786 Burlington Pike, Share your work. No experience required. Free. Registration required. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 859-342-2665. Burlington. Open Gym (middle and high school), 3:30 p.m., Chapin Memorial Library, 6517 Market St., Basketball, board games and snacks. 859-342-2665. Petersburg. Brush Bot Racing (grades 3-5), 6:30 p.m., Florence Branch Library, 7425 U.S. 42, Build your own brush bot and then put it to the test on race track. Free. Registration required. 859-3422665. Florence. Meet Adolph Rupp, 7 p.m., Scheben Branch Library, 8899 U.S. 42, Edward B. Smith portrays giant of Kentucky sports, telling story of how Rupp’s teams won 880 games, four national championships and one Olympic gold medal. Free. 859-342-2665. Union.

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Little Learners, 10 a.m.-midnight, The Lively Learning Lab, $15. 859-371-5227; www.thelivelylearninglab.com. Florence.

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Libertarian Party of Boone County, Kentucky, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Stringtown Bar & Grill, 255 Main St., For like-minded individuals to discuss local, state and national issues. Ages 18 and up. Free. Presented by Libertarian Party of Kentucky. 859-371-8222; www.lpky.org/events. Florence.

Lego Club, 3-4 p.m., The Lively Learning Lab, 7500 Oakbrook Drive, Suite 10, Learn science with Legos. Free. 859-371-5227. Florence.

Education Admissions Information Session, 2-3 p.m., Gateway Community and Technical College Boone Campus, 500 Technology Way, B104A, Center for Advanced Manufacturing. Find out about financial aid, academic programs, advising and more. Ages 18 and up. Free. Presented by Gateway Community and Technical College. 859-441-4500; gateway.kctcs.edu/admissions. Florence. Financial Aid Workshop, 3-4 p.m., Gateway Community and Technical College Boone Campus, 500 Technology Way, B206, Center for Advanced Manufacturing. Attend workshop and get help with filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. Ages 18 and up. Free. Presented by Gateway Community and Technical College. 859-441-4500; gateway.kctcs.edu/admissions. Florence. Sign Language, 4:30-5:30 p.m., The Lively Learning Lab, 7500 Oakbrook Drive, Suite 10, Learn conversational sign language. $10. 859-371-5227. Florence.

Health / Wellness CardioVascular Mobile Health Unit, noon-6 p.m., St. Elizabeth Florence, 4900 Houston Road, $25 for each individual screen, including peripheral arterial disease, carotid artery and abdominal aortic aneurysm. Presented by St. Elizabeth Healthcare. 859-301-9355. Florence.

Literary - Libraries Many local establishments will be celebrating St. Patrick’s Day this week.FILE PHOTO

The Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame presents Home Run History, a trivia night about baseball, 6:30 p.m. Monday, March 17, at Scheben Branch Library, 8899 U.S. 42, in Union. For grades 2 and up. Free. 859-342-2665.FILE PHOTO

Bridge, 12:30-3 p.m., Scheben Branch Library, 8899 U.S. 42, 859-342-2665. Union. Teen Writer Tuesdays (middle and high school), 6:30 p.m., Boone County Main Library,

Health / Wellness CardioVascular Mobile Health Unit, 2-6 p.m., Kroger Marketplace Hebron, 3105 N. Bend Road, Stroke and cardiovascular screenings. $75 for all three main screenings. Presented by St. Elizabeth Healthcare. 859301-9355. Hebron.

Literary - Book Clubs American Girls Book Club, 6:30 p.m. Meet 2014 Girl of the Year., Scheben Branch Library, 8899 U.S. 42, Put on your dancing shoes and explore Marisol’s world. Free. Registration required. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 859-3422665. Union.

Literary - Libraries Teen Cafe, 3:15 p.m., Florence Branch Library, 7425 U.S. 42, Gaming, Internet, snacks and more. Teens. Free. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 859-342-2665; www.bcpl.org. Florence. Chess Club, 7 p.m., Florence Branch Library, 7425 U.S. 42, All ages and levels are invited to play. 859-342-2665. Florence. Real Men Read, 10:30 a.m., Scheben Branch Library, 8899 U.S. 42, Group reads books that appeal to men and then share what they’ve read. 859-3422665. Union. The Beverly Hills Supper Club: The Untold Story Behind the Tragedy, 7 p.m., Boone County Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Author Robert Webster shares untold story about horrible tragedy that changed many lives on the night of May 28, 1977. The Beverly Hills Supper Club fire was one of the deadliest in U.S. history. Webster brings new details, research, artifacts and photos. Free. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 859-342-2665. Burlington. Shake, Rattle and Roll, 10:30 a.m., Lents Branch Library, 3215

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. Cougar Path, Create an instrument and make some noise. Free. Registration required. 859-342-2665. Hebron.

THURSDAY, MARCH 20 Art & Craft Classes Arts and Crafts by Defy Gravity Designs, 5:30-6:30 p.m., The Lively Learning Lab, 7500 Oakbrook Drive, Suite 10, Make different art/craft piece every week. $5. Registration required. 859-371-5227. Florence.

Exercise Classes Sombo/Russian Judo, 6:30-8 p.m., Hebron Lutheran Church, 3140 Limaburg Road, Downstairs. Ages 6-adult. Learn Russian art of self-defense and how to fall properly to prevent injury. Ages 6-. $85 per year. Presented by Sombo Joe. 859609-8008. Hebron.

Literary - Libraries Computer & Internet Basics, 10 a.m., Florence Branch Library, 7425 U.S. 42, Learn how to use computer and surf Internet. Learn about parts of computer system, how to get online and get to websites, how to use search engines and perform keyword searching and how to set up and use an email account. Registration required. 859-3422665; www.bcpl.org. Florence. Bridge, 12:30-3 p.m., Scheben Branch Library, 859-342-2665. Union. Yoga, 6 p.m., Scheben Branch Library, 8899 U.S. 42, Class suitable for all levels. 859-3422665. Union. Chick Picks, 10 a.m. Discuss “The Piano Teacher” by Janice Y.K. Lee., Boone County Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Presented by Boone County Public Library. 859-342-2665. Burlington. Magic the Gathering (middle

and high school), 3-5 p.m., Boone County Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Play Magic the Gathering with other local players, or learn how to get started. Bring your own deck. Registration required. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 859-342-2665. Burlington. Pizza and Pages, 3:30 p.m., Lents Branch Library, 3215 Cougar Path, Eat pizza and talk about books you’ve been reading. 859-342-2665. Hebron. Happy Hooking: Crochet for Beginners, 6:30 p.m., Boone County Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Learn new block pattern for sampler. Free. Registration required. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 859-342-2665. Burlington. Boone County Barn Quilt Trail, 7 p.m., Boone County Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Quilts are actually made out of wood and currently there are 78 of them displayed on barns throughout the county. Free. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 859-342-2665. Burlington. Laser Tag (grades K-5), 6:30 p.m., Chapin Memorial Library, 6517 Market St., Free. 859-3422665. Petersburg.

FRIDAY, MARCH 21 Art & Craft Classes Little Learners, 10 a.m.-midnight, The Lively Learning Lab, $15. 859-371-5227; www.thelivelylearninglab.com. Florence.

Education AARP Tax-Aide, 9 a.m.-noon, Boone County Main Library, Free. Registration required. 859-342-2665; www.bcpl.org. Burlington.

The Lively Learning Lab hosts a Russian language class, 1-2 p.m. Monday, March 17, at 7500 Oakbrook Drive, Suite 10, in Florence. Introduces Russian language and culture, facilitated by the study of vocabulary, grammar, short readings and guided conversation. For ages 10 and up. $22. Registration required. 859-371-5227.FILE PHOTO


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Potato soup, Guinness float for St. Patrick’s Day Boy, did I learn my lesson this week. Remember last column when I spoke about sled riding for the “last” time this year? Well, we all know what’s happened since then: More snow and more opportunities to sled ride. But I do think we’re turning the corner toward spring Rita because St. Heikenfeld Patrick’s RITA’S KITCHEN Day is coming and that means getting the garden ready for planting potatoes (hopefully!). But regardless of Mother Nature cooperating or not, we’ll celebrate with some corned beef and cabbage and a cup of this warming potato soup.

Creamy or chunky potato soup

You can eliminate the bacon and use vegetable broth if you like. In that case, add a bit of butter to the pan to take the place of the bacon fat. Also, if you don’t like garlic, just leave it out. 1 ⁄2 pound bacon, cut up, sautéed and set aside, leaving a couple tablespoons fat in pan. 2 cups onion, chopped Anywhere from 1 to 3 teaspoons minced garlic 3-4 pounds baking potatoes, chunked up, peeled or not 6-8 cups chicken or vegetable broth or as needed Cream or half-and-

half (optional) Salt and pepper to taste Garnish: fresh parsley, sour cream, bacon, shredded cheese (optional) Cook onion in bacon fat until golden. Add garlic and cook a minute. Add potatoes and 6 cups broth and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer until potatoes are tender. Puree soup as desired, either leaving it chunky or creamy. Add more broth if needed. Stir in as much cream as you like.

Tip from Rita’s kitchen

Instant cream soup thickener: Add potato flakes if necessary after you puree soup, but be careful, you won’t need much if at all, and they thicken it pretty quickly.

Guinness float

I am not a beer drinker, but my oh my, I like this. Maybe it’s the coffee ice cream or maybe it’s the frosted mug or maybe, just maybe, it’s the beer itself! First you have to frost the mug. Run water inside and out, pour out excess and immediately put in freezer to frost up. Then put scoops of ice cream into the mug – and really your favorite is just fine here. Vanilla totally works as well as coffee. Put 2-3 scoops in and pour the Guinness over. I think it’s the bitterness of the beer along with the sweetness of the ice cream that gets me. And if you don’t like Guinness, I suppose you

Try this warming potato soup for St. Patrick’s Day.THANKS TO RITA HEIKENFELD

could use a stout or whatever full-flavored beer you have on hand. Some folks like to swirl in some chocolate syrup on the ice cream before they pour in the beer.

Famous restaurant hot artichoke and spinach dip clone Go to taste on this, adding more, or less of the seasonings. A shake of red pepper flakes in here would give it a bit of

a kick. Thanks to the reader who wanted to remain anonymous but who said “this is better than any that I’ve had at restaurants.” 1 8 oz. package cream cheese, softened 1 ⁄4 cup each: mayonnaise and Parmesan cheese 1 large clove garlic, minced or more to taste 3 ⁄4 teaspoon dry basil 1 14 oz. can artichoke hearts packed in brine, drained and coarsely

chopped 10 oz. frozen chopped spinach, thawed, very well drained 11⁄2 to 2 cups mozzarella cheese, shredded Parmesan for garnish (optional) Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Blend cream cheese, mayo, Parmesan, garlic and basil. Add artichokes and spinach. Bake in sprayed casserole for 15-20 minutes. Top with mozzarella and cook about 20 minutes or

until cheese is golden and bubbly. Serve with crackers or crudités. If desired, sprinkle with more Parmesan. Rita Nader Heikenfeld is an herbalist, educator, Jungle Jim’s Eastgate culinary professional and author. Find her blog online at Cincinnati.Com/ blogs. Email her at columns@communitypress.com with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Call 513-248-7130, ext. 356.

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Tour universe at TMC Take a tour of the universe Saturday, March 22, at Thomas More College. Dean Regas, of the Cincinnati Observatory, will present the tour. An introduction and talk will be at 8 p.m. in Steigerwald Hall in the TMC Saints Center (formerly the student center) and a telescope viewing will be 9 p.m., weather permitting, in the observatory. The college is at 333 Thomas More Parkway. Rocket through space and sail among billions of stars and galaxies. Utilizing some very cool simulation software Regas investigates the structure and mind-boggling scale of the universe. Along the way there will be stops at the moon and individual planets. The variety of objects orbiting the sun and discuss Pluto’s fate will be discussed. Then the tour will make the big jump out of the solar sys-

Outreach astronomer Dean Regas will give a tour of the universe at Thomas More College March 22.FILE PHOTO

tem into interstellar space and experience the vastness of our own galaxy, the Milky Way. Finally the tour will sail outward to try and comprehend how many galaxies make up the universe. Regas is a co-host of “Star Gazers,” which airs on more than100 PBS stations around the world. He has been the outreach astronomer for the Cin-

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NKU musical highlights beauty, strength, heart of women The Department of Theatre & Dance at Northern Kentucky University is presenting “A ... My Name Is Alice” March 20-30 in the Robert & Rosemart Stauss Theatre on campus. The play was conceived by Joan Micklin Silver and Julianne Boyd and is directed by Corrie Danieley. “ A ... My Name Is Alice” is a musical that had a long run at the Village Gate Off Broadway. It is a collection of songs and scenes that highlight women’s paradoxes, beauty, strength and heart. It is a celebration of how far woman have come while recognizing that they still have a way to go in their national and international pursuit of equality. This revue created by a wide variety of comedy writers, lyricists and composers offers a kaleidoscope of contem-

porary women. The 20 songs portray friends, rivals, sisters and even members of an all women’s basketball team. In addition to directing the show, Danieley, is one of the newest faculty members in the department having come to NKU at the beginning of the 2013-2014 academic year. She makes her debut with this production and already seems right at home. “I am very excited for my NKU directorial debut,” she said. “I am thrilled to work with such a talented group of young ladies, a creative design team, and a hard working crew. I have heard of NKU’s reputation as the best theater department in the state and it is my hope to help keep that legacy alive for a long time to come.” In the midst of moving from St. Louis, being an

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Actor’s Equity member, teaching classes and directing “Alice,” Danieley still found the time to reach out to the local Women’s Crisis Center to set up a special benefit performance in the center’s honor. Tickets proceeds from the matinee perfromance at 3 p.m. Saturday, March 22, go directly to the Women’s Crisis Center. Senior Kayla Pecchioni seems to be having a blast working on “Alice.” Show times are 8 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday, with the benefit performance at 3 p.m. Saturday March, 22; and 3 p.m. Sundays. Ticket are: general admission $14; senior (60plus+) $11; student with a valid ID $8. For more information call the NKU Fine Arts Box Office at 859-5725464 or go to www.Theatre.nku.edu.

INDEPENDENCE — Running might not seem like an answer to the heroin problem, but participating in the NKYHatesHeroin.com 5K Run/Walk can help spread awareness. When Nicholas Specht died from a heroin overdose in August 2013, his family started the organization to help people talk about heroin addiction and to offer resources for families who are struggling with addiction or its aftermath. Kim Norton, whose cousin, Holly, is Nick’s mom, was walking on her treadmill and decided a 5K run would be a great way to spread the word and motivate more people to get involved in their

Holly and Eric Specht hold a picture of their son, Nicholas, whose death from a heroin overdose in August 2013 inspired them to start NKY Hates Heroin. FILE PHOTO

cause. “I have to say it was a message from God because I don’t know a thing about organizing a race, or running a race. I’ve never run one,” she said. “I have no idea what I’m

doing, but resources are coming out of everywhere for this to come together. People want to be involved, and that’s awesome to see.” The race will start at 8:30 a.m., Saturday, June 7, at Simon Kenton High School, 11132 Madison Pike. Race day registration will begin at 7 a.m. More information is available online at NKYHatesHeroin.com, and online registration is at www.sprunning.com. Preregistration fees for the 5K cost $25 and include a T-shirt. Children aged 12 and younger may participate for free. Volunteers and sponsors are still needed. Awards will be available for first, second and third place male and female runners and walkers.


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Work of dietitians rewarding and fun Additionally, they are required to maintain their registration by completing 75 hours of approved Diane continuing Mason education EXTENSION every five NOTES years. Some states also have specific licensure regulations. Today, dietitians can be

March is National Nutrition Month and Enjoy the Taste of Eating Right is the theme. The annual celebration of eating well is sponsored by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. It is a time to return to the basics of healthful eating and dietitians are leading the way in a variety of settings. Registered dietitians have completed an approved bachelor’s degree, an internship, and a national registration exam.

through eating well. Registered dietitians are food and nutrition experts who can translate the science of nutrition into practical solutions for healthy living. They work to help individuals make unique, positive lifestyle changes. You’ll find dietitians working with people of all ages and stages. Dietitians help cancer and heart patients, professional athletes, the elderly, those wanting to gain weight, those looking

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to lose weight, and more. Some dietitians work with companies to ensure compliance with labeling regulations and others develop and test recipes. If you enjoy food, like science and reading, enjoy learning about the latest research, and interacting with people and making a difference in their

played on the quilt trail. There are several displays in our community that has wonderful Ruth stories. Meadows The proWALTON NEWS gram is at the Boone County Main Library. ■ The American Legion Post 277 at 415 Jones Road is having a shoot at noon Sunday, March 23. The shoot is for hams, bacon, pork loins plus money shoots. 12 gauge gun only – 36-inch limit. No goose guns. The public is invited. More info, you may call 356.9240. The post features free pool every Thursday. Happy Hour from 2-7 p.m. MondayFriday. ■ The WaNa Club met at the home of Evelyn Hance

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Prune and feed some – not all – plants Question: When should I cut back hydrangeas and fertilize my lawn and landscape? Now, or wait until it warms up more? Answer: That depends on what type of hydrangea you have. The Annabelle hydran-

gea, Hills of Snow hydrangea, and Peegee hydrangea bloom only on new wood, and thus should be pruned back while still dormant, before spring growth begins, and even before buds swell. They can be pruned back severely if needed, and the

new stems will still produce flowers. Therefore, you can prune them now, or within the next couple of weeks. Be careful when pruning other types of hydrangea that bloom on old wood, such as Oakleaf hydrangea (little pruning

needed) or any of the pink or blue flowering “Bigleaf hydrangea” cultivars Mike (hydranKlahr gea macroHORTICULTURE phylla). CONCERNS The latter should be pruned, as needed, immediately after the flowers fade in early summer. Other landscape shrubs that bloom in the spring, such as forsythias, lilacs, fothergilla, and viburnums, should be pruned within two weeks after flowers fade. Don’t prune them now, or you’ll be cutting off the flower buds, thereby reducing or preventing bloom this year. With regard to fertilizing, go ahead and do your trees and shrubs in March, while they are still dormant. Don’t fertilize lawns now, except for new lawns planted last fall or this spring, to help them get established. Most or all lawn fertilizer should be applied to established lawns in the fall, from September through December. Do not fertilize established lawns in March or April, unless you have to when you apply your crabgrass preventer products. For older lawns that

COMING UP » Adaptive Gardening, 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday, March 19, at the Boone Co. Extension Office. Learn to use raised beds and other methods of garden design for those limited mobility. Free. Call 859-586-6101 to register, or enroll online at boone.ca.uky.edu. » Using GIS Systems for Tree Inventories… For Educators and Students, 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, March 19, at the Boone Co. Extension Office. Free. Call 859-586-6101 to register, or enroll online at boone.ca.uky.edu. » Using GIS Systems for Tree Inventories… For Green Industry Professionals, 9 a.m. to noon Thursday, March 20, at the Boone Co. Extension Office. Free. Call 859-5866101 to register, or enroll online at boone.ca.uky.edu.

are still yellow-green by mid-May, about one-half pound of actual nitrogen (or 5 pounds of a 10-10-10 fertilizer) should be applied per 1,000 square feet of lawn to restore a dark green color. But in general, spring and summer nitrogen tends to feed the weeds and crabgrass more than the lawn, and it may also cause more lawn diseases, insects, and thatch buildup.

Mid-March to midApril is normally a good time to apply crabgrass pre-emergence herbicide to lawns to prevent the germination of crabgrass seeds. Most of the crabgrass in this area usually sprouts in mid-to-late April, so the “Northern Kentucky deadline” for crabgrass control is April 15. In order to be effective, the chemical must be put down before the crabgrass seeds sprout. A second treatment, six weeks after the first one, will extend control for the entire summer season. Carefully read label precautions before buying the herbicide, since many of them will damage or kill newly-seeded lawns, as will many herbicides containing 2,4-D for broadleaf weed control. In newly seeded lawns, use siduron (Tupersan). This product can even be applied at seeding time, and it also controls foxtail, another common weedy lawn grass. For more information, and to win free flower and vegetable seeds, go to www.facebook.com/ BooneHortNews or contact your local County Cooperative Extension Service. Mike Klahr is the Boone County extension agent for horticulture.

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DEATHS Evelyn Blackburn Evelyn Blackburn, 82, of Union, died March 5, at Baptist Village of Northern Kentucky in Erlanger. She was formerly employed by Kenner Toys and Lightcraft, and was a member of Union Baptist Church. Her husband, Lyman Blackburn; son, Bob Bailey; and daughters, Barbara, Sandy and Debbie Bailey, died previously. Survivors include her son, Timothy Bailey of Ohio; stepsons, Donald Blackburn of Independence, Gary Blackburn of New Richmond, Ohio, and Jack Blackburn of Verona; stepdaughters, Connie Perkins of Florence, and Bonnie Carter of Covington; sisters; Mildred Allen of Florida, and Eleanor Allen of Ohio; several grandchildren and several greatgrandchildren. Burial was at Hill Crest Cemetery in Dry Ridge. Memorials: Union Baptist Church, 1985 Mount Zion Road, Union, KY 41091.

Walter Boyd Walter Steven Boyd, 75, of Union, died March 5. He was an ironworker for Iron Workers Local 44, affiliated with Big Bone Baptist Church, and an Army veteran. His wife, Myrtle Boyd, and sister, Barbara Dyer, died previously. Survivors include his daughter, Amy Nunn; son, Thomas Boyd; siblings, Harold Boyd, Evelyn Wooliscroft, Norma Woods, Kenneth Boyd and Estil Boyd Jr.; dear friend, Judith Clements; seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Burial was at Fairview Cemetery. Memorials: American Cancer Society, 297 Buttermilk Pike, Fort Mitchell, KY 41017.

Terry Brink Terry Brink, 53, died Feb. 27, at Norton Hospice in Louisville. He was the floral designer manager at In Bloom Again in Louisville, past president of the

Kentucky Florists Association, former Kentucky State Florists Association Designer of the Year, Midwest Florist Designer of the Year, former member of the American Institute of Floral Designers, and a Kentucky Master Florist. He graduated from Beechwood High School, and was the former owner of the Unicorn’s Garden in Erlanger. Survivors include his partner, Steve Alexander; children, Torrie Brink of Erlanger, and Michael Brink of Burlington; parents, Ed and Betty Brink of Florence; sister, Marianne Brink of Florence; brothers, Ed Brink of Stockton, Calif., Will Brink of Union, and Bob Brink of Fort Mitchell; and mother of his children, Mary Brink of Erlanger.

William Buechel William George Buechel, 80, formerly of Florence, died March 3, at Blue Ash Care Center in Cincinnati. He was born in Newport, was a supervisor with Butternut Bread Bakery, and was an Army veteran. His wife, Marie; brothers, Jack Buechel, Rich Buechel, Gerry Buechel, Bud Buechel, Roy Buechel, Rob Buechel, Walt Buechel and Charlie Buechel; sister, Mary Flaherty; and stepson, Barry Beach, died previously. Survivors include his stepdaughter, Linda Jackson of Alabama; brother, Jim Buechel of Newport; four grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Burial was at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Erlanger. Memorials: the charity of donor’s choice.

Shirley Dalton Shirley Ann Cuneo Dalton, 72, of Florence, died Feb. 26, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. She was born in Hebron, was a retired assembler for Johnson Controls of Florence, and member of Greenview Baptist Church in Florence. Her son, William Dale Dalton, died previously.

Survivors include her husband, James F. Dalton Jr.; sons, James F. Dalton III of Union, and Mickey Dalton of Hebron; daughter, Sophia Marie Iles of Florence; brother, Stanley Cuneo of Florence; sisters, Mary Pelfrey of Union, Dorothy Trammell of Walton, Darlene Pressel of Wisconsin, and Debbie Dixon of Missouri; seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Interment was at Hebron Lutheran Cemetery. Memorials: American Cancer Society, 297 Buttermilk Pike, Fort Mitchell, KY 41017.

Darwin Elliott Darwin Earl Elliott, 74, died March 1, at Madonna Manor in Villa Hills. He was born in Jensen, Ky., raised in Cincinnati, retired from the Cincinnati branch of the Federal Postal Service, and member of Christ’s Chapel in Erlanger. His sister, Phyllis Day, died previously. Survivors include his children, Darla Zajicek, Darwin Elliott II, Elizabeth Biddle and Kathy Saberton; mother, Cleo Violet Elliott; sisters, Pat Acosta and Betty Jean Wimmer; and 11 grandchildren and two greatgrandchildren. Burial was at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Elsmere. Memorials: Christ’s Chapel Assembly of God, 3819 Turfway Road, Erlanger, KY 41018.

Eric Forney Eric R. Forney, 59, of Union, died March 3, at his residence. He was a longtime employee of Gallatin Steel, member of Union Presbyterian Church, and volunteered for Odyssey of the Mind and the Boy Scouts of America. His parents, Donald and Maxine Forney, died previously. Survivors include his wife, Debbie Forney of Union; son, Adam Forney of Yokosuka, Japan; daughter, Beth Pilkenton of Somerville, Mass.; brothers, Roger Forney of Englewood,

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DEATHS Continued from Page B7 Ohio, David Forney of Maumee, Ohio, and Ken Forney of Honeyoye Falls, N.Y.; sister, Sandy Ingram of Monrovia, Calif.; and one granddaughter. Memorials: Union Presbyterian Church, 10259 U.S. 42, Union, KY 41091; or Odyssey of the Mind, 406 Ganttown Road, Sewell, NJ 08080.

Julia Genau Julia McLin Genau, 91, of Cold Spring, died March 3, at her home. She was a homemaker, member of St. Thomas Church, where she was a member of the Boosters and Mothers Club, and an avid bridge player. Her sister, Betty McLin Berry of Burton, S.C., and brother, Ray McLin of Walterboro, S.C., died previously. Survivors include her husband, John Robert Genau of Cold Spring; daughter, Teresa Gulley of Bradenton, Fla.; sons, Charles of Marlton, N.J., Robert of Burlington, and Jerry of Florence; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Burial was at St. Stephen Cemetery in Fort Thomas. Memorials: St. Elizabeth Hospice, 483 S. Loop Road, Edgewood, KY 41017.

Raymond Hansman Raymond Paul “Ray” Hansman, 86, of Highland Heights, died March 4, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood.

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He was born in Compton, Calif., was a master craftsman and builder, member of St. Thomas Church in Fort Thomas, lifetime member of the VFW Southgate-John R. Little Post No. 3186, and the Fort Thomas Optimist Club, and a Navy veteran of World War II. His sisters, Freida Fedders, Henrietta Maillard and Marie Hudson, died previously. Survivors include his wife, Theresa Hansman of Highland Heights; sons, Paul Hansman of Fort Thomas, Steve Hansman of Bellevue, Kenny Hansman of Burlington, Jeff Hansman of Cold Spring, Thomas Hansman of Cold Spring, Douglas Hansman of Taylor Mill, and Gary Hansman of Cold Spring; daughter, Peggy Ziegler of Wilder; sister, Clara Weiss of Atlanta; 25 grandchildren and 18 greatgrandchildren. Interment was at St. Stephen Cemetery in Fort Thomas. Memorials: St. Elizabeth Hospice, 483 S. Loop Road, Edgewood, KY 41017; or St. Thomas Building Fund, 26 East Villa Place, Fort Thomas, KY 41075.

previously. Survivors include her sister, Ruth Henn Robbins of Florence; brother, Robert Henn of Covington; many nieces and nephews. Interment was at Highland Cemetery in Fort Mitchell. Memorials: St. Elizabeth Hospice, 483 S. Loop Road, Edgewood, KY 41017.

Shirley Keeney Shirley Mae Keeney, 78, of Fort Thomas, died Feb. 27, at her home. She was a homemaker, and graduate of Newport High School. Her husband, Roy J. Keeney, and son, Bruce Keeney, died previously. Survivors include her daughter, Cindy Dierkes of Anderson Township, Ohio; sister, Mary Hall of Florence; and two grandchildren. Burial was at Evergreen Cemetery in Southgate. Memorials: the charity of donor’s choice.

Deborah Macht

Memorials: the Deborah Macht Memorial Fund, care of the Forcht Bank in Burlington.

Josephine Mangine Josephine Marie Mangine, 90, of Union, died Feb. 27, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. She worked as a bank teller for Pittsburgh National Bank, and later moved to Ocala, Fla. where she lived for 30 years. She was a member of Queen of Peace Church, Right to Life, Legion of Mary, Church Bookstore, and Catholic Daughters of America. Her husband, Carl Mangine, died previously. Survivors include her children, Carl Mangine of San Antonio, Albert Mangine of Sugarland, Texas, and Bob Mangine of Union; nine grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Interment was at Northside Catholic Cemetery in Pittsburgh. Memorials: the charity of donor’s choice.

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Hazel Henn, 86, of Florence, died March 5, at her home. She was a sign printer with Gold Circle in Florence, and loved to crochet, make ceramics, play cards and spend time with her friends and family. Her sisters, Dorothy Lee Henn and LaVerne Guenther, died

Deborah Elaine Macht, 64, of Burlington, died at her residence. She worked in several local banks in a clerical capacity. Survivors include her husband, Edward W. Macht Jr. of Burlington; son, Brian Macht of Burlington; sisters, Sr. Margene Koester of Fort Wright, and Susan Vetter of Burlington; and brother, William “Bill” Koester of Covington.

Arthur L. “Art” Putthoff, 77, of Bromley, died March 3, at St. Elizabeth Fort Thomas. He retired after more than 30 years of service with General Motors in Norwood, Ohio, was an Air Force veteran of the Korean War, member of Colonel Clay F&AM No. 109 Masonic Lodge of Covington, and enjoyed fishing and woodworking. Survivors include his wife, Bonnie S. Miller Putthoff of Bromley; daughter, Dr. Dara

People Working Cooperatively, a local nonprofit that provides critical home repair, weatherization, modification and maintenance services to help residents stay safely in their homes, has received $60,000 from The Greater Cincinnati Foundation to support PWC’s social enterprise, Whole Home. The Greater Cincinnati

Foundation’s grant will be used for strategic marketing of Whole Home’s modification services. A social enterprise of People Working Cooperatively, Whole Home provides home modification services that provide a more stable and accessible environment for homeowners at any income level. The Whole Home showroom is in

Green Tonwship, Ohio. All proceeds from Whole Home support People Working Cooperatively’s services to very low income elderly and disabled homeowners who need critical home repairs. PWC’s typical client earns less than $13,500 and is faced with illness, job loss, disability or other life crisis. “We are incredibly

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Schuster of Dublin, Ohio; son, Dennis Putthoff of Nashville; stepdaughters, Debra Meyers of Ludlow, and Jessica Martin of Ludlow; stepson, Nathan McDaniel of Bromley; sisters, Dot Vickers of Florence, Ruth Kennedy of Ludlow, Janice Geimeier of Fort Wright, and Rose Moore of Elsmere; and 14 grandchildren. Memorials: Colonel Clay F&AM No. 109 Masonic Lodge, 1553 Madison Ave., Covington, KY 41014; or Wesley United Methodist Church, 319 Oak St., Ludlow, KY 41016.

Ralph Rosenhagen Ralph Joseph Rosenhagen, 90, of Highland Heights, died Feb. 27, at his residence. He was an Army veteran of World War II, and later was a chemist with Interlake Steel in Newport. Survivors include his wife, Betty Rosenhagen of Highland Heights; children, Darlene Hinkle of Union, Debbie Blazer of Westwood, Ohio, Daniel Sherman of Butler, Anna Saxton of St. Joseph, Mo., and Rosie Bales of Tupelo, Miss.; 14 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Burial was at St. Stephen Cemetery in Fort Thomas. Memorials: the charity of donor’s choice.

William Simpson William W. “Billy” Simpson, 80, of Dry Ridge, died Feb. 26, at his home. He was a carpenter, farmer,

grateful that the Greater Cincinnati Foundation supports Whole Home’s mission to provide the quality home modifications that allow people to remain safely in their own homes, where they want to be,” said PWC President Jock Pitts. “We look forward to investing in Whole Home’s brand and bringing that brand to more people who

owner and partner in the Northern Kentucky Metal Sales Co., and a member of the Sherman Church of Christ. Survivors include his wife, Patsy Colson Simpson; sons, Tommy Simpson of Lexington, Scotty Simpson of Dry Ridge; daughters, Mickie Schock of Walton, and Beth Glass of Dry Ridge; sisters, Mildred Long of Milford, Ohio, Joyce Miller of Crittenden, and Margie Harris of Murfreesboro, Tenn.; brothers, Lee Roy Simpson of Dry Ridge, Glenn Simpson of Moores Hill, Ind., Virgil Simpson of Hollywood, Fla., Charlie Simpson of Nashville, Ga., David Simpson of Highland Heights, and Larry Simpson of Williamstown; 10 grandchildren and one greatgrandchild. Burial was at Antioch Church Cemetery in Corinth. Memorials: Sherman Church of Christ Building Fund.

Eula Young Eula Gail Young, 49, of Florence, died at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. She worked in the credit union for St. Elizabeth. Her parents, Lawrence and Eula Vance, died previously. Survivors include her husband, Hampton Young; sons, Chris, Joey and Robbie Young; daughter, Brittany Young; brothers, Mike, Greg, Kenny and Danny Mitchell; and one grandchild. Burial was at Independence Cemetery.

can use our help. Every dollar invested in Whole Home supports PWC’s mission to saves homes and restores pride in our community.” For more information on Whole Home, visit http://www.wholehome.org/ or connect with PWC on Facebook at www.facebook.com/PeopleWorkingCooperatively.

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Students network with community leaders By Stephanie Davis-Novak

They may have just gotten their driver’s licenses last week, but they’re the leaders of tomorrow. Whether or not we’re ready, millennials (workers between the ages of 18 and 32) already comprise more than a third of the current workforce, and that number is expected to reach 75 percent by 2025. In fact, millennials are already starting to move into positions of management. However, many questions about millennials’ workforce preparedness have been raised, due to their perceived lack of “soft skills,” particularly around interpersonal communications and relationship-building. Because millennials have grown up surrounded by technology and social media such as texting, Facebook, and Twitter, they’re very comfortable communicating short

bursts of information to large groups of people en masse. However, when it comes to face-to-face communications and ability to work as a team, many companies find that millennials’ skills are lacking in these areas. Unfortunately, these skills are not generally taught in school; they’re learned on-the-job through observation and mentoring. The goal of January’s Regional Youth Leadership’s Life Skills Session, sponsored by Transfreight, was to provide a forum where students could learn and practice communication skills that are essential to the workforce, and to leadership positions. These skills all relate to interpersonal communication and selfpresentation: professional introductions, confidence and body language. The students learned all about the importance of networking, and got a chance to try out their new skillset at the Speed

Macda Tewelde and Tess Meyer talk with Tim Bryant from the College of Mount St. Joseph at January’s Regional Youth Leadership’s Life Skills Session.PROVIDED

Networking Event. This event was supported by about 25 leaders from area companies, including Toyota, St. Elizabeth, PNC, Northern Kentucky University, Multicraft, Chick-fil-A, College of Mt.

St. Joseph, and many more. The students who participated found this event to be very valuable. On average, they saw a 72 percent increase in knowledge, and a 59 percent in-

crease in related communication skills, based on pre- and post-surveys. Many of the comments received from students focused on how much they learned: » Great way to learn

how to talk to people » Made me step out of my comfort zone » This was an important exercise and I learned a lot from it » This day was about topics that we don’t cover in school or something our parents don’t even think to teach us Feedback from the students points to the continued need for programs such as Regional Youth Leadership’s Life Skills Session to help students develop the tools and skills they need for future professional success. If millennials have a venue to improve and practice their interpersonal communication skills today, they will be better equipped to make positive contributions as the leaders of tomorrow. Stephanie Davis-Novak is a Regional Youth Leadership volunteer from the Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America.

FISH FRY Lenten season means fish-fry season, and plenty of local organizations are serving up Friday feasts: » Beechwood High School, 54 Beechwood Road, Fort Mitchell; 5-7:30 p.m. Drive-thru fish fry. Benefits Beechwood Band Boosters. $7 meals. 859-6206317. » Bellevue vets fish fry, 24 Fairfield Ave., Bellevue 5-8 p.m. Non-smoking seating area in main hall. Dinners $7.50-$4.50. Carry out available. 859-4310045.

» Burlington Lodge No. 264, 7072 Pleasant Valley Road, Florence; 4-8 p.m. $9; $5 for children. 859-746-3225 or 859-689-4328. » Dixie Heights High School, 3010 Dixie Highway, Edgewood; 4-7:30 p.m. Drive-thru fish fry; benefits Dixie Heights High School’s music programs. 859-802-8575; www.eyeswithpride.net. » Edgewood Fire/EMS Fish Fry, Edgewood Senior Center, 550 Freedom Park Drive, Edgewood; 5-8 p.m. $6.50-$7.25.

859-331-5910; www.edgewoodky.gov. » Fort Thomas Masonic Lodge No. 808, 37 N. Fort Thomas Ave., Fort Thomas; 4-8 p.m. $7 dinner, $1 sandwich. 859-4411280. » Fort Wright Civic Club, 115 Kennedy Road, Fort Wright; 5-8 p.m.; 859-331-1150. » Holy Cross High School, 3617 Church St., Alumni Hall, Covington; 5-8 p.m. 859-431-1335; www.hchscov.com. » Mary Queen of Heaven School, 1130 Donaldson Highway,

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Erlanger; 4-8 p.m. 859-5256909; www.mqhparish.com. » Prince of Peace School, 625 W. Pike St., Covington; 4-7 p.m. 859-431-5153; www.popcov.com. » St. Barbara Church, 4042 Turkeyfoot Road, Erlanger; 4:30-8 p.m. $8 and up. 859-3713100. » St. Bernard Church, 401 Berry St., Dayton; 5-7 p.m. 859-6400026; www.saint-bernard.org. » St. Catherine of Siena Church, 1803 N. Fort Thomas Ave., Fort Thomas; 5-7 p.m. $7 dinner, $2

and up for a la carte items. 859-653-7573; www.stcatherineofsiena.org. » St. Joseph Church - Camp Springs, 6833 Four Mile Road, Camp Springs; 4-7:30 p.m. $8.50 and up for set-ups, $6.50 sandwiches. 859-635-5652. » St. Paul School, 7303 Dixie Highway, Carlin Center, 5-8 p.m. Benefits St. Paul athletic programs. 859-647-4072; www.saintpaulboosters.net. » St. Thomas School, 428 S. Fort Thomas Ave., Fort Thomas; 4-8 p.m. $4.50-$6.50. 859-572-4641,

ext. 242. » Silver Grove Volunteer Fire Department, 5011 Four Mile, Silver Grove; 4-7:30 p.m. $7 meals. 859-441-6251. » Trinity United Methodist Church, 101 E. Southern Ave., Latonia; 5-7 p.m. $8, $7 seniors, $4 children. 859-261-4010. » Wilder Fire Dept. Fish Fry, Wilder City Building, 520 Licking Pike, Wilder; 4-8 p.m. $7. 859-431-1440. If your fish fry is not listed, send the information to memral@communitypress.com


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Kentucky Education Council’s Facebook page, invited Northern Kentucky preschool Page through postsecondary students to submit videos demonstrating talent or jobready skills in visual and performing arts or STEM categories. In addition to showcasing the “Northern Kentucky has Talent” finalists, the following awards will be presented during the celebration: » Academic All-Stars Awards: Senior students will be recognized for excelling in a challenging course load with multiple extra-curricular and community service activities. » Student Leadership Awards: Senior students will be recognized for exhibiting exemplary characteristics in leadership. » Against All Odds Awards: Senior students will be recognized for overcoming great obstacles and challenges to achieve academic success. » Golden Apple Awards: Exemplary teachers will be recognized for making a significant impact on their students’ education and personal development. » Robert J. Storer/ Toyota Business-Education Collaboration Award: An educator or adminis-

The Northern Kentucky Education Council and the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce invite the community to attend the 2014 Excellence in Education Celebration: NKY has Talent! on Thursday, March 27. Hosted at the Northern Kentucky Convention Center, this annual event recognizes student, educator, community and business leaders for their significant contribution toward education. Social hour begins at 5 p.m. with the awards and presentations at 6 p.m. “Our education, business and community leaders are working together every day to ensure all students are prepared for college, work and life,” said Polly Lusk Page, executive director of the Northern Kentucky Education Council. The 2014 Excellence in Education Celebration is supported by a number of local businesses. With an anticipated 800 people in attendance, the 2014 Excellence in Education Celebration will be the largest gathering in Northern Kentucky focused on celebrating excellence in education. The event will commence with a social hour beginning at 5pm with dinner and awards beginning at 6pm. This year’s event will showcase finalists of the first ever “Northern Kentucky has Talent” video contest. The competition, hosted on the Northern

trator will be recognized for improving education outcomes through significant business-education collaborative programs. » A.D. Albright Awards: An educator, administrator, government representative and business leader will be recognized for making a difference by promoting educational excellence in Northern Kentucky. » One to One Literacy Award: An individual will be recognized for promoting literacy through the One to One: Practicing Reading with Students Program. » Business Engagement of the Year Award: A business will be recognized for their dedication to improving student achievement through their involvement in high impact education programs and initiatives. » Champion for Education Award: An individual will be recognized for contributing to the Northern Kentucky education community through participation, advocacy, training and resource development. » Lifetime Achievement Award: An individual will be recognized for their long-standing commitment to educational excellence in Northern Kentucky. Admission is $50 per person, or $500 for a table of 10, go to http://www.nkyec.org. Deadline for tickets is March 22.

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