__MAIN_TEXT__
feature-image

Page 1

B OONE COUNTY RECORDER

Your Community Recorder newspaper serving all of Boone County

THURSDAY, MAY 29, 2014

75¢

BECAUSE COMMUNITY MATTERS

Moore defeats Dedden in judge-exec primary By Enquirer and Recorder staff

Youth baseball, girls fast pitch softball and adult slow pitch softball are played at Xtra Innings Sports Park in Hebron. AMY SCALF/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

Xtra Innings Sports Park swings into a new season By Amy Scalf

ascalf@communitypress.com

HEBRON — A new name, along with new management and ownership, are on the roster for the ballpark on River Road. Formerly known as Rivershore Sports Complex, Xtra Innings Sports Park hosts youth baseball

leagues as well as girls fast pitch and adult slow pitch softball. The park, which includes six fields located on 36.8 acres in a flood plain along the Ohio River, was purchased by the Boone County Knothole Association in April for $185,000. Eddie Hutton and Bill Chard of Xtra Inning

Sports, LLC, leased the property for the season and got a new beer permit on May 12 to serve draft beers along with Pepsi products at the concession stand. “We’re excited about the change,” said Hutton. “We hope it’s a long-term thing and have more planned for the future.” The ballpark tradition-

ally served beer, but the previous owners let the license lapse, according to Chard. Chard has worked at the park for the past four years and was on staff when the complex opened. “We just got a whole new setup for this year,” See PARK, Page A2

Longtime Boone County Judge-executive Gary Moore cruised to an easy win over County Commissioner Matt Dedden. The Boone County contest was a proxy battle between the tea party and establishment wings of GOP. In the end, however, most tea party candidates were defeated across the region. Libertarian J. Kyle Sweeney and Independent Pat Wingo have filed letters of intent to run in November, but each has until early August to enter the race officially. Turnout was strong for a primary: 24 percent of Boone Republicans voted in those judge-executive races.

Commissioners

In District 1, Cathy Hudson Flaig topped a field of five GOP candidates vying to replace incumbent Dedden, who gave up the seat to run for judge-executive, a race he lost.

Moore

Dedden

Flaig got 42 percent of the vote. Others: Adam Chaney, 20 percent; ChrisFlaig ty Vogt Mollozzi, 18 percent; Mike Bailey, 12 percent; and Tony Jones, 8 percent. Flaig, 67, of Hebron is a former three-term county commissioner and former Northern Kentucky Tea Party president. She said the biggest issue facing the county is growth, and there is still a need to get water lines across the entire county. District 2’s GOP primary was considered the most competitive of three commissioner races, but incumbent Charles KenSee PRIMARY, Page A2

Historical markers coming to two Burlington sites By Amy Scalf ascalf@communitypress.com

BURLINGTON — Historical markers at the Dinsmore Homestead and downtown Burlington will be unveiled in June, sponsored by the Boone County Historical Society. The marker dedication will take place at 3 p.m. Sunday, June 1, at 5656 Burlington Pike for the Dinsmore Homestead, family home to James and Martha Macomb Dinsmore in 1842 and part of a typical, large antebellum Boone County farm. Another marker, located at 2988 Washington St. outside the Boone County Courthouse in Burlington, will celebrate the city’s history and will be unveiled at 3 p.m. Sunday, June 8.

The marker notes the county seat’s start as Craig’s Camp in 1799, and its name change in 1816 to Burlington. These markers will be the sixth and seventh sponsored by the Boone County Historical Society, and will bring the county’s total number of historical markers to 21. For more information about Kentucky Historical Markers, visit history.ky.gov. Boone County Historical Society treasurer Steve Conrad said research started in summer 2013 for the two markers, which were approved in December. Conrad said 15 markers are approved by the Kentucky Historical Society twice a year. The markers cost $2,500

RITA’S KITCHEN

TOAST FOR HOPE

Honey cider drink can help allergies. B3

Fundraiser benefits Women’s Crisis Center of Northern Kentucky. B1

ORTHOPAEDIC CENTERS

each and feature text on both sides. “We’re trying to preserve history for future generations,” said Conrad. “We purchase and place markers because we know they will be around long after we’re gone. Two is about all we can handle because of the paperwork necessary to get that in. Even one marker is a lot, but we’ll keep doing it as long as we can, so that people will continue to learn about our rich history.” Mike Crane, of Kentucky Farm Bureau Insurance and the Historic Burlington Business Association, said he hopes the signage brings tourists to town. “The best thing about Burlington is that it’s a small town, but it’s the center of the county

and most of our county business is done here. It’s neat to be around where everything is happening,” he said. “I know a lot of people tour the state looking for these markers, and I think it’s good for Burlington because it will bring more people here.” Marty McDonald, executive director of the Dinsmore Homestead Foundation, said she’s wanted a marker on the property for a long time. “We’ve wanted one for quite a while, but we have so many other priorities, if it hadn’t been for the advocacy and financial assistance from the Boone County Historical Society, we wouldn’t have gotten one,” she

Contact us

News ...................283-0404 Retail advertising ..513-768-8404 Classified advertising ..283-7290 Delivery .................781-4421 See page A2 for additional information

The Boone County Recorder 3647 O’Hara Rd. Erlanger, KY 41018

859-301-BONE (2663)

Published weekly every Thursday. Periodicals postage paid at Florence, KY 41042 ISSN 201108 ● USPS 060-780 Postmaster: Send address change to The Boone County Recorder, 3647 O’Hara Rd., Erlanger, KY 41018 Annual subscription: Weekly Recorder In-County $18.02; All other in-state $23.32; Out-of-state $27.56; Kentucky sales tax included

AFTER-HOURS INJURY CLINIC

560 South Loop Road, Edgewood, KY 41017 Monday-Friday, 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

AMY SCALF/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

For the Postmaster

Convenient orthopaedic care when you need it most

CE-0000573062

See MARKERS, Page A2

The Boone County Courthouse in Burlington is one of two Boone County sites where historical markers will be unveiled in June.

! No appointment necessary ! Urgent orthopaedic care ! Same cost as an office visit CommonwealthOrthoCenters.com

Vol. 138 No. 33 © 2014 The Community Recorder ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

Profile for Enquirer Media

Boone county recorder 052914  

Boone county recorder 052914  

Recommendations could not be loaded

Recommendations could not be loaded

Recommendations could not be loaded

Recommendations could not be loaded