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After finding discrepancies in the budget of the Highland Heights Southgate Police Authority, the city of Highland Heights has brought in the Federal Bureau of Investigation to look into the financial records.

FBI investigating Highland Heights Southgate Police Authority

By Amanda Joering Alley ajoering@nky.com

‘Scary, Harry’ In the jumbled fairy-tale and nursery rhyme world created in this year’s St. Joseph Drama Club musical comedy, cracking up is expected on and off the stage. The Cold Spring based club is marking their 35th anniversary by presenting "Scary, Harry, Quite Contrary" starting Feb. 17 and showing on weekends through March 3. Life, B1

COSI in the classroom Moyer Elementary School students got a chance to do some hands-on science experiments Thursday, Feb. 9, during a visit from COSI on Wheels. COSI on Wheels is a traveling outreach program of COSI Columbus that engages students. Schools, A6

Reds power A Feb. 19 fundraiser featuring Big Red Machine outfielder George Foster is expected to power up Bishop Brossart High School’s tuition assistance fund. See A4

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After finding discrepancies in the budget of the Highland Heights Southgate Police Authority, the city of Highland Heights has brought in the Federal Bu-

reau of Investigation to look into the financial records. In a statement from Highland Heights Mayor Greg Meyers, he said that while reviewing the records, he found "what appeared to be an accounting discrepancy in the budget" of the authority.

After further investigation and consult with city attorney, Steve Franzen, Meyers referred the matter to the FBI. "The city will fully cooperate with the FBI in this matter," Meyers said in the statement. "Because this is an ongoing investi-

gation, city officials will have no further comment at this time." Franzen said the issue came up within the past few weeks. This story will be updated when more information is available.

The pull of science

Tina Mounts, left, a fourth-grader of Cold Spring, has fellow fourth-graders Katelin Kissee, far right, and Casey Kyle, second from right, both of Cold Spring, pump air into her "The Possibility of Clouds" pressure experiment during the Crossroads Elementary School science fair Tuesday, Feb. 7. CHRIS MAYHEW/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

Owen Tester, at right, a second-grader from Cold Spring holds up a jar he used as part of his science fair experiment using a magnet and paperclips at Crossroads Elementary School Tuesday, Feb. 7. CHRIS MAYHEW/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

No big fix in sight for Ky. 8 By Chris Mayhew cmayhew@nky.com

The state will continue to patch Ky. 8 in Campbell County back together again between Dayton and Silver Grove with no plans to pay the estimated $100 million price tag for a permanent rebuild anytime soon. A slide caused one lane of a section of Ky. 8 west of River Road in Fort Thomas to crack and drop several inches toward the river during spring 2011. The damage caused the state to limit traffic to one lane with an automated stoplight controlling traffic. Both lanes of Ky. 8 are now open to traffic. Rob Hans, chief engineer for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s Department of Highways District 6 said the state will keep monitoring and repairing Ky. 8 in Campbell County. Ky. 8 is a two-lane state high-

A van rumbles west along Ky. 8 over a repaired section of Ky. 8 west of the six-mile marker in Fort Thomas Friday, Feb. 10, 2012. The same section of road was down to one lane in the spring of 2011 because half the roadway cracked and dropped several inches after heavy rains. CHRIS MAYHEW/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

way in Northern Kentucky built prior to the interstate system. The highway hugs the contours of the river along land adjacent to the banks of the Ohio River in many places – especially in Campbell and Boone counties. Cathy Volter, a member of Dayton City Council, brought up

A close-up of the damage to Ky. 8 west of the six-mile marker in Fort Thomas on May 10, 2011. CHRIS MAYHEW/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER the question of a long-term rehabilitation to Hans during a report he gave at the quarterly Campbell County Fiscal Court Mayors Meeting Jan. 24. “I know it’s constantly being patched,” Volter said. Hans said there is currently nothing for Ky. 8 in Campbell County in the state’s six-year road plan, a list of priority road projects for state-maintained highways and interstates. Rebuilding Ky. 8 in Campbell CounSee KY. 8, Page A2

An automated stop light system allows drivers going in both directions to take turns on one lane of open traffic around a slide on Ky. 8 west of the six-mile marker in Fort Thomas along the Ohio River on May 10, 2011. CHRIS MAYHEW/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

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ty will require a retaining wall system similar to what was installed on Ky. 9 in Wilder, he said. The state finished rebuilding a two-mile stretch of Ky. 9 between I-275 in Wilder and Moock Road in 1999. “The Ky. 9 project back when it was completed was

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in the $60 million price range,” Hans said. “We are well over $100 (million) plus to do any kind of stabilization (of Ky. 8).” The state will continue to fill every pothole and patch Ky. 8 as needed, he said. “Actually, traffic volumes have decreased on Ky. 8 maybe somewhat because of the roughness of the roadway,” he said.

Creative Hands fundraiser By Amanda Joering Alley ajoering@nky.com

BELLEVUE — Throughout the month of February, Creative Hands Artisan Studio in Bellevue is supporting more than just local artists. The studio is displaying and selling pieces made by participants of the Art

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Abilities program at New Perceptions, an Edgewoodbased agency that serves the eight counties of Northern Kentucky, that serves children and adults with developmental disabilities by providing opportunities for education, growth and employment. Through the Art Abilities program, which started about five years ago, the majority of New Perceptions’ adult participants get

a chance to experience art and make something of their own from paintings and photographs to wire sculptures, said Peg Kendall, coordinator of the program. To check out the pieces, visit the studio at 305 Fairfield Ave., Bellevue. For hours and more information visit www.bellevuecreativehands.com or call 431-2100.

Wire sculptures are featured in the New Perceptions fundraiser show at Creative Hands Artisan Studio. AMANDA JOERING ALLEY/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

Highland Hgts. OK’s new chief By Amanda Joering Alley ajoering@nky.com

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Highland Heights city officials have appointed Bob Thomas to serve as interim chief of the city’s new police department. Thomas, a detective with the department, has been an employee of Highland Heights for 10 years. Prior working in Highland Heights, Thomas spent two years working for the Commonwealth Attorney’s office and 25 with the Campbell County Police Department, said Mayor Greg Meyers.

“He’s a rock, he’s solid, and that’s what we need down there,” Meyers said. The appointment comes shortly before the official end of the Highland Heights Southgate Police Authority, a merger between the Highland Heights and Southgate police department which began in 2008 and will end Wednesday, Feb. 29. While city officials had planned for the authority’s chief Carl Mullen, who also served as the chief of the Highland Heights department before the merger, to continue as chief of the new department, Mullen re-

tired unexpectedly last month citing health reasons. Thomas will serve as the interim chief for the rest of this fiscal year, when officials will hire a permanent chief. Meyers and Thomas said they are working to get things ready for the new department, from evaluating shift schedules to ensure the most manpower to marking cars with police decals. Meyers said by the next meeting, Tuesday, Feb. 21, he hopes to have the structure of the department finalized.

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Brossart Reds event will power tuition fund

Keene’s proprietary ed bill OK’d by committee

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Rep. Dennis Keene’s, (D-Wilder), House Bill 308 passed the House Licensing and Occupations Committee meeting Feb. 1. Last year, State Auditor Crit Luallen conducted an audit of Kentucky’s 122 for-profit colleges after receiving complaints about high tuition, lack of job assistance and education, and a gross lack of financial accountability prompted the audit. The audit concluded that the current board that regulates the state's 122 for-profit colleges provided inadequate oversight, had not conducted an outside financial audit in 10 years and lacked a clear understanding of its role. HB 308 would abolish the current State Board for Proprietary Education (BPE) and establish the Kentucky Commission on

ALEXANDRIA — A Sunday, Feb.19, fundraiser featuring Big Red Machine outfielder George Foster is expected to power up Bishop Brossart High School’s tuition assistance fund. The school will host a Reds themed event featuringaroundtablediscussion about Cincinnati Reds baseball past and present with Foster and three broadcasters followed by a question and answer session and autographs. The featured broadcasters include Cincinnati Reds broadcasters Jim Kelch and Chris Welsh, and Jeff Piecoro the anchor of Fox Sports Ohio's “Reds Live.” People might think it’s a fundraiser for the school’s athletics program, but it is actually for tuition assistance, said Ron Heiert, developmentdirectoratBishop Brossart. “There is such a need for our entire community to be aware that Bishop Brossart High School does rely on special events and

year,” he said. “It’s not too far from Opening Day.” Flaugher said he believes in the cause to help students who might need tuition assistance. Helping students is also why CBTS got involved in the community event, he said. Flaugher said he has one child who recently graduated from BishopBrossart,andanother child still attending the school. CBTS does a lot with the Reds and has lots of access and contacts with the team, Flaugher said. BobRoss,ofAlexandria, the other co-chair of the event, said both of his children are Bishop Brossart graduates and he will be helping operate the sound system for the event. It’s a good chance to meet George Foster and the broadcasters and for Reds fans to get some insight into the past, present and future of the team – and all for a good

sponsorships to help us in our mission because we have a lot of families come to Bishop Brossart because of the financial aid that they’re given,” Heiert said. This year’s event is geared specifically with families and children in mind, he said. It's the second year the school has had a spring tuition fundraiser with a Reds connection, said Brent Flaugher, of Alexandria, co-chairman of this year’s event. Flaugher is an account manager for Cincinnati Bell Technology Solutions, and the company is helping sponsor the Bishop Brossart event. Last year's fundraiser featured Cincinnati Reds broadcaster Marty Brennaman and Mike Pratt, a former University of Kentucky basketball player and a radio announcer of UK's games. In mid-February spring training is just about to begin and a lot of people are getting exited about the Reds and baseball, Flaugher said. “It’s about that time of

Proprietary Education, an independent agency of the Commonwealth attached to Keene the Education and Workforce Development Cabinet for administrative purposes. The commission will be fully funded by the schools and will not cost Kentucky taxpayers one dime. The legislation would require the new Kentucky Commission on Proprietary Education to establish membership of commission reducing the number of proprietary school representatives so that they don't comprise a majority of the commission's membership (6 to 4) and decrease appointed members’ terms to two

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Alexandria family fights Diabetes with euchre By Chris Mayhew

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ALEXANDRIA — For 10 years Greg Franzen and his family have thrown a euchre tournament in response to his daughter Allison’s Juvenile Diabetes diagnosis when she was 2 years old. The Franzen’s 10th annual Cure for Diabetes Euchre Tournament will be at St. Mary Parish Saturday, Feb. 18. Greg and Jenny Franzen’s daughter Allison, now 16, was diagnosed with juvenile diabetes while on a family vacation at Carter Caves in Eastern Ken-

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tucky. Today, Allison is doing well, and has taken on a bigger role in being responsible for maintaining her diabetes, he said. Allison doesn’t let diabetes hold her back, and she does very well in school and enjoys playing basketball and softball and spending time with friends and family, Franzen said. “This is just another thing she’s got to worry about,” he said. Franzen said he asked people for money to support juvenile diabetes research for a couple of years after Allison was diagnosed. Asking people for

money was uncomfortable, he said. Franzen said about 10 years ago he and a cousin attended the Jack McGarr Euchre tournament that raises scholarship money for Bishop Brossart High School student scholarships. Franzen said he had such a good time he decided to start a euchre tournament to support the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. JDRF is the leading global organization focused on diabetes research aimed at accelerating the progress of finding a cure, he said. Many of Allison’s rela-

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“Some years we’ve even taught people how to play,” she said. Gruber said she regularly brings a large group of friends, sometimes as many as 30 people. “I look forward to it every year,” she said. Gruber said the Franzen’s serve chili dogs halfway through the event, and someone is always coming to the table to make sure everyone has everything they need including drinks so players don’t have to get up as much. “You're not only having fun playing cards, you’re supporting a good cause,” she said.

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COSI on Wheels brings hands-on science to Moyer By Amanda Joering Alley ajoering@nky.com

Nick Johnson, a fifth-grader at Reiley Elementary School and a member of the school’s “tech team,” uses an iPad inside teacher Bonita Pack’s social studies class Feb. 9. Pack said she will use iPads in class to help teach an interactive lesson about the American Revolution using the website www.pbs.org. CHRIS MAYHEW/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

FORT THOMAS — Moyer Elementary School students got a chance to do some hands-on science experiments Thursday, Feb. 9, during a visit from COSI on Wheels. COSI on Wheels is a traveling outreach program of COSI Columbus that engages students with an opening assembly followed by activities aligned with the Ohio Academic Content Standards and the National Science Education Standards.

First-grader Noah Phillips reaches into a container of water during a density experiment run by parent volunteer Bridgett Cavanaugh (left). AMANDA JOERING ALLEY/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

Family gives Reiley Elementary iPads Community Recorder

Every classroom at Reiley Elementary School south of Alexandria will have an iPad tablet computer thanks to a family’s $10,000 donation. Alexandria area residents Ga-

ry and Jennifer Smallwood donated the money, and the iPads are already on order and expected to be at school by Feb. 24 or sooner, said Principal Julie Hubbard. “We are thrilled,” Hubbard said.

Second-grader Haley Reichert makes slime during the event. AMANDA JOERING ALLEY/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

Parent volunteer Trisha Schroeder helps students do an experiment to determine the PH of household items. AMANDA JOERING ALLEY/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

Reiley Elementary School Principal Julie Hubbard, left, accepts a $10,000 donation being used for iPad tablet computers for classrooms from Alexandria residents Jennifer and Gary Smallwood. THANKS TO JULI HALE

Seminar aims to get more parental involved By Amanda Joering Alley ajoering@nky.com

A two-day seminar is being held later this month in an effort to get more parents involved in improving schools and education in Newport and Covington. The two districts have joined together with the Prichard Committee for Academic Leadership to offer Parent Leadership 101 from 8:45 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 17, and Friday, Feb. 24. April Roberts-Traywick, community support coordinator with the committee’s Commonwealth Institute for Parent Leadership (CIPL) said the seminar in meant to give parents and other adults interested in getting more in-

volved and being an advocate for education the knowledge they need. The seminar provides information about the schools, learning styles, social assets, education standards and issues each school is facing. For more information about the CIPL, visit www.prichardcommittee.org. For more information or to sign up for the seminar, which is being held at the Center for Great Neighborhoods of Covington, 1650 Russell St., Newport residents can call Amanda Peters at the Brighton Center, 491-8303 and Covington residents can call the school district at 392-1000.

Second-grader Meilin Vinson looks at minerals through a microscope. AMANDA JOERING ALLEY/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

Moyer students do experiements during the school's visit from COSI on Wheels. AMANDA JOERING ALLEY/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER


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Highlands has strong showing in Region 4 pool By James Weber jweber@nky.com

FORT THOMAS — Carly Hill of Highlands High School was almost apologetic after winning her second Region 4 girls diving championship Feb. 10. For the second straight year, Hill narrowly edged Ryle senior Meredith Brownell for the regional crown. Hill scored 488.10 points in the 11-dive meet to beat Brownell by 1.85 points. That margin was more than twice it was in last year’s meet (0.85 points). “It feels good,” she said. “I just went out there and focused on my diving. I didn’t worry about anyone else. It was a great meet for everyone, and I’m really proud of them.” Hill said she got off to a strong start on her first two attempts, scoring

The top six girls divers in the Region 4 meet Feb. 9, 2012: Front row, from left: Sydney Bouras (Highlands, sixth place), Karly Crail (Notre Dame, fifth place). Back row: Carly Hill (Highlands, champion), Meredith Brownell (Ryle, second place), Carly Scheper (Notre Dame, third place), Madison Rylee (Beechwood, fourth place). JAMES WEBER/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

well on a pair of dives she had been struggling with. Hill, whose high score is 507 set earlier this season, is hoping for a strong state meet Feb. 23-25 in Louisville. She was fourth

in the state last year. “I just need to work hard and focus on each dive,” she said. Sydney Bouras was sixth in diving for Highlands at 361.00.

The divers set the Bluebirds up for their first combined (boys and girls) team championship since 2006. “We have a lot of depth and we’re young as well,” said head coach Amanda Johnson. “We were under the radar. We had a lot girls get into the top heat, which was huge for us.” Senior Conner Downard was second in the 200 free and 500 free. Mayson Hurtt was fifth in the 200 free. In girls, Natalie Schultz was third in the 50 free and fourth in the 100 free. Shelby Whitt was third in the 500 free and fourth in the 200 free. Beth Ann Griffith was fourth in the 100 back. Victoria Englert, Katherine Redden and Madeline Huber also had top-six finishes. Highlands had four top-four finishes in relays, led by the girls 200

Campbell County eighth-grader Kyle Houston and freshman Jordan Sand, right, swim the 200 freestyle. Boys swimmers competed in the Region 4 swimming preliminaries Feb. 8 at Scott High School in Taylor Mill. JAMES WEBER/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

free relay, which finished second behind Huber, Whitt, Schultz and Laura Bunning. Caitlyn Forman of California, Ky., won most outstanding competitor in the girls meet. A Notre Dame Academy senior heading to swim for Auburn University, she was named most outstanding performer after winning both the 100 backstroke (55.19) and 100 butterfly (56.28). She narrowly missed her own regional

record in the backstroke and was 0.61 seconds off former NDA standout Ellen Williamson’s two-year old mark in the butterfly. The butterfly is a new event for her at the high school level this season, as she swam the 50 free in last year’s postseason. “It was phenomenal to see our hard work finally pay off,” she said. “I can’t wait to go down to state because we will do really well there. We want to win.”

CC wrestling wins long-awaited regional title By James Weber jweber@nky.com

ALEXANDRIA — For various understandable reasons, Mason Franck was not the top seed in the heavyweight class at the Region 6 wrestling championships. But the Campbell County High School senior earned the only No. 1 ranking that mattered Feb. 11, winning the regional championship to end the meet at Boone County High School. It was his third straight regional crown. Franck pinned Simon Kenton senior Colin Patrick in the second period to improve to 20-3. Franck had only been wrestling for about a month because of a foot injury suffered in football. He had lost to Patrick in their previous meeting this season, which lifted the 31-8 Patrick to the top seed. “There’s a little bit of a rivalry between us, so I was glad to win,” Franck said. “I started out a little rough this year but it feels good to be here and show everybody that I’m back.” The win by Franck, a state runner-up last year, capped a triumphant day for the Camels, who won the team championship for the first time since their state championship year of 2004. Franck was the team’s fifth regional

Campbell County junior Stephen Myers, top, and Dixie Heights senior Zach Morris wrestle in the semifinals at 152. Myers won the match in the Region 6 wrestling championships.

Campbell County senior Mason Franck, top, and Simon Kenton's Colin Patrick wrestle in the finals at 285. Franck won the match. JAMES WEBER/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

Corbin Woods of Campbell County celebrates his win in the semifinals at 132. The Region 6 wrestling championships concluded Feb. 11 at Boone County High School. JAMES WEBER/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER champ of the day, and the 13th state qualifier out of 14 starters. Those numbers have the Camels thinking about a repeat of not just the regional title from eight years ago. “We were looking forward to next week,” said Campbell head coach Mike Bankemper. “We wanted to get 14 through, but 13 through is great, especially with five champs. To get five champs in this region is tough. It was a good weekend for us.” Senior Garth Yenter became the first regional champ for Campbell, winning the 120-pound title. He

beat SK’s Joey Parrott 9-2 in the final, with Parrott’s only points coming when Yenter twice let him have a one-point escape after a restart. Yenter, a state champ at 103 last year, improved to a perfect 60-0. “I pressured him on my feet and tried to take him down a lot, tried to score as many points as I could,” Yenter said. “I didn’t wrestle my best match, but a win’s a win.” Paul Hamilton rolled through the bracket at 138, winning 15-6 in the final. Hamilton, a junior, is 53-7. Junior Stephen Myers won at 152, winning three

Campbell County senior Garth Yenter, top, and Simon Kenton junior Joey Parrott wrestle in the finals at 120. Yenter won the match in the Region 6 wrestling championships. JAMES WEBER/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER matches by pin to improve to 14-0. Freshman Austin Myers had two pins and a 16-4 win at 220 to improve to 13-0. The brothers, who have a strong national resume, started the season at Grant County and transferred to Campbell in January. Stephen won an Ohio state title last season at Reading. He and Franck were the lone two seeds in

the entire tournament to win regional titles. “They’re stellar athletes,” Franck said. “It’s fun to watch them wrestle at practice. They’re both good workout partners.” Said Bankemper: “They’re a great addition to the practice room. If you have a good core, the people around them get better as well. Obviously they

score points for us, too. They work hard, they’re good kids.” Four other Camels reached the regional finals. Brian Spahr (14-4) finished second at 113, Sean Fausz (20-3) at 126, Corbin Woods at 132 (43-20), and Eli Matthews at 170 (41-16). Bankemper said Woods had a key performance, as he was the three seed going in, and he beat the two seed to get to the final. Dustin Turner (29-17) finished third at 160. Stephen Maggard (38-25) was fourth at 106, Brett Keeton (41-17) at 182 and Kody Key (24-20) at 195. The state meet Feb. 1718 at the new Alltech Arena in Lexington. Newport sophomore Jacob Brett finished fourth at 126 and takes a 29-15 record into the state meet.

PRESS PREPS HIGHLIGHTS By James Weber jweber@nky.com

This week’s MVP

» Campbell County senior Mason Franck, for returning from injury to win the heavyweight championship at the Region 6 wrestling championships.

Bowling

» Campbell County’s Jordan Racke shot games of 241 and 224 against Dixie Heights in a 6-1 win Feb. 2 at Southern Lanes. Tyler Widmeyer shot a 446 in his two games. Campbell County won both the boys and girls competition at the North-

ern Kentucky Invitational Feb. 11 at Super Bowl Erlanger. Fourteen teams participated. The Campbell boys team totaled 4,496 pins in the tourney, edging Boone County by 77 pins and Cooper by 90. Jake Harris and James Boggs were all-tourney picks. The Camel girls scored 3,948 to beat Boone by 179. Allison McGlasson, Erica Biddle and Erica Hickman were all-tourney picks. Campbell County’s Erica Biddle shot a 233 against Dixie Heights. Feb. 2. Brianne Vogelpohl had a 218. » Newport’s Katlyn Hoeh shot a 229 against

Brossart and 238 against NewCath. Newport beat NCC 5-2 Feb. 9. » James Tucker of Highlands shot 241 and 215 in a 4-3 win over St. Henry Feb. 2 at Super Bowl Erlanger.

Boys basketball

» Bellevue beat Calvary 72-42 Feb. 7. Branden Hoffmann and Austin Woodyard each had 16 points. Bellevue beat VMA 71-57 Feb. 10. Hoffmann had 19 points and Jordan Fogelman 18. Fogelman also had eight steals and five assists. » Bishop Brossart beat Augusta 59-48 Feb. 7. Justin Saunders had 22 points.

Girls basketball

» Bishop Brossart beat Bracken County 58-48 Feb. 11 to improve to 22-6. Three Mustangs scored in double figures. » Dayton beat Calvary 56-41 Feb. 9 and Newport 54-47 Feb. 11 to improve to 10-10. Julia Kilburn and Aubry Donelan scored 15 points each against Calvary » Highlands beat Holmes 55-48 Feb. 8. Leah Schaefer had 17 points and Jesse Daley 15. » Newport beat Augusta 48-23 Feb. 8. Newport beat Silver Grove 44-35 Feb. 10 to improve to 10-15. Shaunye Stanley had 13

points and 15 rebounds against SG. » Silver Grove beat Heritage 63-43 Feb. 9. Payton Govan had 24 points.

Boys district basketball

» Here are postseason brackets for area basketball teams. In districts where the schedule has been released, the game date is in parentheses. 36th: Highlands vs. Dayton (2/20), Newport vs. NCC (2/21), Bellevue vs. Highlands/Dayton (2/22). 37th: Campbell, Brossart and Scott tied for the top seed and was scheduled for a three-way coin

flip Tuesday afternoon. Calvary and Silver Grove are in the play-in game.

Girls district basketball

» Postseason brackets for area basketball teams. In districts where the schedule has been released, the game date is in parentheses. 36th: Highlands vs. Dayton (2/20), Newport vs. NCC (2/21), Bellevue vs. Highlands/Dayton (2/22). 37th: Silver Grove vs. Scott (2/20), Brossart vs. SG/Scott (2/21), Campbell vs. Calvary (2/21).


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Mustangs win at buzzer

Bishop Brossart boys basketball is 19-6 after a 47-45 win at Scott Feb. 10 and a 47-46 win over Lloyd Feb. 13. The Scott win came on a buzzer-beater by sophomore Nate Verst and allowed the Mustangs to finish in a three-way tie for first place in 37th District seeding. Brossart ends the regular season at Newport Feb. 16.

Bishop Brossart sophomore Nate Verst (15, with ball) puts up an off-balance shot at the buzzer to give Brossart a 47-45 win at Scott Feb. 10. The win gave Brossart a chance at the top seed in the 37th District Tournament. Brossart and Scott played Feb. 10 at Scott High School. JAMES WEBER/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

Bishop Brossart sophomore Nate Verst (15) is congratulated by teammates after he gave Brossart a 47-45 win at Scott Feb. 10. JAMES WEBER/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

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FORT THOMAS — Senior guard Samson Lewis knew he was going to play a bigger role on this year’s Highlands Bluebirds team. Four seniors graduated from last year’s 14-win team and Lewis is one of just three seniors on this year’s roster. The all-state soccer player has emerged as a leader on the basketball court and hopes to take his team on a run in the postseason. Q: What were your expectations for yourself and your team entering your senior season? A: I knew going into this season that it was going to be difficult. We lost four very strong seniors last year, but I was still confident that our coaching staff and this year's seniors would be able to lead us to a great season. I expected to have rough patches because we play a very difficult schedule, but I felt as if, and still feel like, we have a chance to compete in the region this year. For myself, my expectations were equally high. I knew I was going to have to step into a role as a leader of this team and start being an allaround stronger player. Q: As one of only a few seniors on the roster, what's been your biggest challenge as far as providing leadership and getting the younger guys to buy in? A: My biggest challenge so far has been having to keep the heads of the underclassmen up and convince them of their importance on this team. We have

Highlands senior Samson Lewis (left) has translated his leadership from the soccer pitch onto the basketball court this season. JAMES WEBER/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER strong sophomores and juniors and they are extremely important to our season. Players like Drew Houliston and Nick True, two sophomores, are the future of this program and helping them step into a varsity role this season was one of my most important jobs. I feel like both of them have risen to the occasion and have done a fantastic job of putting in hard minutes every game. Q: Does the football team's success make it difficult for the basketball team to get off to a quick start? How did the slow start to this season affect the team? A: Having a majority of the varsity basketball team on the football team does definitely make a good start difficult. It takes a while to transition from one sport to another, and

I'm sure that if you were to ask Patrick Towles, he would agree that switching from throwing a football to shooting a basketball is not easy. However, the rough start did not make us less optimistic about our season. We knew that it would take a while to get into the swing of things and everyone did a good job of staying optimistic even after hard losses. Q: You guys are in the middle of the toughest stretch on your schedule (as far as quality opponents). How will these games prepare you for the final stretch of the season and the tournament? A: These games will give us a good gauge of what we need to improve on heading into the districts and hopefully regional tournaments. We want to

play the best and feel like we can compete with the best, so playing talented teams such as Boone County, Holmes and Holy Cross will prepare us to make a run in the tournament. Q: What do you think the program needs to do to get back to winning ways? A: I think we need to have faith in Coach Flynn's system and keep working on our defense. The shots will come as will the wins but we have to stay confident and keep playing the way we know how to. I feel like the winning ways never really left; we are just having a difficult time hitting shots and doing the little things correctly. I feel that when we do finally hit our stride that Highlands will be dangerous once again, now and in the future. We have the talent to win games, but right now aren't playing at our full potential. Q: Has it set in yet that you only have a few more varsity basketball games left to play? What do you hope to accomplish in these final few weeks? A: Yes, it’s starting to set in and Patrick, Carter New, and I realize the importance of our games coming up. Like I said before, my expectations are very high for districts and regionals. We dropped games to Newport and Newport Central Catholic in the past weeks, and I feel like now we know how they play and can hopefully make a run to a district title. If I were Newport and NCC I would definitely be worried about the Bluebirds and what we are capable of.

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Busy week in the State Senate In addition to receiving visits from Japan’s Ambassador as well as several county officials from all over Kentucky, we passed legislation that made road travel safer for the Amish as well as the “English” (what the Amish call non-Amish), we moved forward in education and food choice, and we found consensus on congressional redistricting even as legislative redistricting moved to the courts. It was an eventful week. The Kentucky Amish showed how a small group of dedicated people can work to pass legislation meaningful to them. Senate Bill 75 passed unanimously from the chamber. Members of the Amish community in Kentucky felt that a current requirement for a bright-orange triangle mounted on the back of their horse-drawn buggies was a violation of their religious convictions against flashy displays. They worked with their legislators to develop a solution that wouldn’t go against their religious beliefs while improving safety. The resulting legislation allows for white or gray reflective tape to be used as an alternative to the orange triangle. The provision requires at least 100 inches of it outlining the back of the buggy, as well as

several feet of tape on both sides and the front. Supporters feel it is even safer than the orange emblem, a strong example Katie Stine of citizen-motiCOMMUNITY vated legislaRECORDER GUEST COLUMNIST tion identifying even better solutions to the issues facing us. We also passed several education initiatives. Senate Bill 38, “Career Pathways,” focusing on keeping high school students interested in school, passed unanimously. It is an attempt to reduce the number of dropouts in Kentucky by offering them high quality career and technical education. It will have the additional benefit of preparing these at-risk youngsters for postsecondary education and training that will be critical to their future economic success. By altering our students to explore various career paths early in their school career and following their path in their school work, I feel we will dramatically increase our graduation rates and provide our kids with tremendous opportunity to achieve their dreams. This is also a business-friendly bill because indus-

Crazy day

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the bill that laid out new state legislative district boundaries, unconstitutional. The Legislative Research Commission (LRC) will appeal his ruling directly to the Kentucky Supreme Court. The Supreme Court will be asked to dissolve the injunction of the Franklin Circuit Court and to order that legislative districts created by House Bill 1, agreed on by both the Senate and the House and signed by the Governor, be used for the 2012 elections. While other issues might be put on hold, the most fundamental element of our democracy is knowing and defining who represents us. The concept of “one person, one vote” is one we hold dear. Because of population shifts, the old district lines do not afford citizens equal representation – some districts represent too many people and some too few. It is my hope that the Supreme Court will provide clarification quickly. In the meantime, I am and will continue to be at your service. As for the congressional lines, we passed the bill finalizing those and extending the deadline to file for Congress. As always, I welcome your input. We are on the Internet at www.lrc.ky.gov. You can also leave a toll-free message for me

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Things were a little crazy at St. Joseph, Cold Spring the other day. As a reward for meeting their first trimester goals in the Accelerated Reader Program, the students wore crazy ties, hats and socks. A group of second grade girls take a moment to show off their wild and crazy look on Crazy Day. THANKS TO LINDA GABIS

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tries need skilled labor. A companion to this legislation is Senate Bill 109. SB 109 would give local school districts the authority to adopt a policy requiring students to stay in school until age 18, or actual graduation whichever comes first. It would be a local decision, up to the school district. Districts implementing such a policy would be required to offer an approved alternative education program that would help meet the needs of students most likely to drop out. In this way, educators are better prepared and at-risk students do not distract from the traditional educational process. If agreed by the House, it would take effect in the 2014-2015 school year. Senate Bill 47 allows for a type of “livestock-sharing.” Many people want to get closer to their food source for both environmental and health reasons. SB 47 affirms Kentuckians’ right to enter into shared ownership arrangements for livestock. Individuals entering into such contracts could use and consume products from their animal shares, such as meat, raw milk, and wool. Finally, many of you have heard the news that a Franklin County judge ruled House Bill 1,

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Redistricting took another turn this week when the judge returned his opinion disagreeing with our plan and directing members of the Kentucky General Assembly to run in our old districts. We still feel that the House plan is constitutional and correct because it meets the same legal guidelines of the very plan that the state has been using for a decade. We plan to file an appeal to the Supreme Court and if the court does not agree, then we will ask for guidance on how to proceed. I have been proud to serve in my district and have filed to represent it again. The boundaries will be the same so I am optimistic that I will be re-elected and continue to have the honor of serving you as your state representative. While the redistricting process has been difficult and partisan, every year the Kentucky General Assembly puts aside those differences to come together to honor those soldiers who have sacrificed their lives to defend freedom. We stand united in support of our troops and that was never more evident than the solemn ceremony on the House floor where tribute was paid to those who have made the ultimate sacrifice. As our troops continue to return home with fewer casualties than in previous years, it is fitting that we take time to honor our fallen heroes. We have a great responsibility to protect our children and that is why the House passed House Bill 281 which would reduce the severity of sports related head injuries for student athletes through better education. The bill would re-

quire every interscholastic coach to complete training on how to recognize the symptoms of a concussion Dennis and how to Keene seek proper medical treatCOMMUNITY RECORDER GUEST ment for a COLUMNIST person suspected of having a concussion. HB 281 passed 99-0 and now heads to the Senate for consideration. A measure to address the prescription drug abuse problem in Kentucky was recently announced. Under House Bill 4, the state would take a much more pro-active approach by helping law enforcement and medical licensure boards find exactly where this abuse is taking place and then stop it. It would begin doing that by moving the state’s KASPER program – which monitors prescription drug use – from the Cabinet for Families and Health Services to the Attorney General’s office and expanding access to our local prosecutors. All prescribers would also be required to take part which would dramatically increase KASPER’s usefulness. Currently, less than half of our pharmacists and doctors are enrolled. This blanket coverage would make it significantly harder for abusers to “doctor shop,” and it would severely limit the ability of rogue doctors to prescribe such drugs as OxyContin with little to no patient oversight. The House passed House Bill 308 which would strengthen the oversight and grievance

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process for students who attend proprietary or for-profit schools. The bill calls for replacing the current board charged with overseeing these schools with a new commission which would have expanded powers to investigate student complaints. The commission would also have the authority to request an investigation by the Attorney General. The new commission would be funded through licensing fees with no additional cost to taxpayers. HB 308 passed by a vote of 91-5 and will be considered by the Senate. Kentuckians may be the beneficiary of a life insurance policy and don’t know it. Millions of dollars sit in bank accounts across the United States because insurance companies may not know if a policyholder is deceased. House Bill 135 would require life insurance companies to make a stronger effort to find out if their policyholders are deceased and seeks to find the proper beneficiaries. The measure is intended to provide more protection to consumers and their families. HB 135 passed the House 96-0. You can stay informed of legislative action on bills of interest to you by logging onto the legislative Research Commission website at www.lrc.ky.gov or by calling the LRC toll free Bill Status Line at 866-8402835. To find out when a committee meeting is scheduled, you can call the LRC toll- free Meeting Information Line at 800-633-9650. Representative Dennis Keene represents the 67th House District including northern Campbell County.

Campbell Community Editor Michelle Shaw mshaw@nky.com, 578-1053 Office hours: 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday See page A2 for additional contact information.


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PEOPLE | IDEAS | RECIPES

St. Joseph musical 'nurses' new fairy tale By Chris Mayhew cmayhew@nky.com

COLD SPRING — In the jumbled fairy-tale and nursery rhyme world created in this year’s St. Joseph Drama Club musical comedy, cracking up is expected on and off the stage. The Cold Spring based club is marking their 35th anniversary by presenting "Scary, Harry, Quite Contrary" starting Feb. 17 and showing on weekends through March 3. From Humpty Dumpty to the Big Bad Wolf and Jack and Jill, there are characters from at least 15 different fairy tales and nursery rhymes, said the writer and co-director Kevan Brown. Brown is also a drama teacher at Newport Central Catholic High School. The show was co-directed and choreographed by club members Amy Haigis-Gastright with music direction by Tom Barczak and Therese Blank. The play features 33 volunteers mostly from the Cold Spring and Highland Heights area, Brown said. "We were looking for something where we could have multiple characters and everybody could have a role and a cool costume," he said. Club members created their own costumes, and really got into the spirit of the fairy tales and nursery rhymes, Brown said. Brown said he started writing the musical before television shows featuring fairy tales started popping up over the past year. It’s an ironic, but neat coincidence, and people always like fairy tales, he said. "I think audiences like to kind of know a little bit about what is going on, and they're going to know the characters," Brown said. "And I hope they're going to start predicting hopefully what songs are going to come up because we've changed a lot of lyrics and different things to the songs." Mary Kate Blank of Fort Thomas, in her second year with the club, and plays “Jill” from “Jack and Jill” in the musical. The musicals are supposed to be fun for the audience to watch, but it’s just as great a time for the people on stage, Blank said. “It’s so fun getting up there and dancing,” she said. I think you can tell too when we’re up there laughing.” The clubs performances feature cabaret-style seating where audiences sit at tables with their friends and family, according to a news release for the musical. Audiences are invited

Brian Merman, center, of Bellevue in character as "Doc" the dwarf, leans over to wake a sleeping "Jill" of Jack and Jill played by Mary Kate Blank of Fort Thomas, as Snow White, played by Jen Kaufman of Cold Spring, leans over and watches during a dress rehearsal of the St. Joseph Drama Club musical comedy "Scary Harry, Quite Contrary" Monday, Feb. 6, in Cold Spring. CHRIS MAYHEW/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

From left, Jeanette Yeager, as "Happy" the dwarf, Tom Barczak of Cold Spring as "Jack," Constance Nauert of Highland Heights as Little Red Riding Hood and Scott Patterson of Highland Heights as "Dopey" the dwarf practice a song and dance scene during a dress rehearsal of the St. Joseph Dram Club's musical comedy Scary Harry, Quite Contrary Monday, Feb. 6. CHRIS MAYHEW/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

Lee Ann Faust of Crestview sings on stage as "The Queen of Hearts" during a dress rehearsal of the St. Joseph Drama Club musical comedy Scary Harry, Quite Contrary Monday, Feb. 6. CHRIS MAYHEW/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

The entire cast of the St. Joseph Drama Club's musical comedy for 2012 Scary, Harry, Quite Contrary, ends the final scene of the first act together in a bow during dress rehearsal Monday, Feb. 6. CHRIS MAYHEW/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

Greg Calhoun of Cold Spring struts across the stage with a sneer in character as Humpty Dumpty during a dress rehearsal of the St. Joseph Dram Club's musical comedy Scary, Herry, Quite Contrary Monday, Feb. 6. At far right is Lee Ann Faust of Crestview as the Queen of Hearts. CHRIS MAYHEW/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

to bring their own appetizers and snacks. Soft drinks and beer are served prior to the show starting and during intermission. St. Joseph Church is located at 4011 Alexandria Pike, Cold Spring. Performances will be at

8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday evenings at a cost of $10 per person. The club has scheduled one Sunday dinner performance at 6 p.m. Feb. 19. The $20 ticket cost includes dinner, beer and soft drinks. For tickets call 859-7601433.

Jack Eschenbach, left, and Roger Heck, sing a variation of the song "Brick House" as two of the three little pigs during a dress rehearsal of the St. Joseph Dram Club's musical comedy Scary Harry, Quite Contrary Monday, Feb. 6. CHRIS MAYHEW/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

MY NEIGHBORHOOD

Neighbors like family on Manor Lane By Amanda Joering Alley ajoering@nky.com

FORT THOMAS — For generations, the residents on Manor Lane in Fort Thomas have made up the close-knit neighborhood that the street’s current residents enjoy today. From raising their kids together and celebrating life’s joys to being there for each other during hard times, resident Jim Trauth said everyone in the neighborhood is really close. Trauth, who moved to Manor Lane with his wife Sharon a little more than 20 years ago, said some of the residents have lived on the street for several decades and often, the

homes have stayed in the same family for generations. “We don’t have a lot of turnover on this street,” Trauth said. “People tend to get here and they stay here.” Inhabitants of the 25 single-family homes and two small apartment buildings on the street know each other well and spend time together at the street’s annual Fourth of July party and other celebrations, Trauth said. Resident Mike Laber said he likes the multi-generational make-up of the residents on the street.

Neighbors Bonnie Jansen, Jerry Jansen, Jim Trauth and Joni Dienlein pose for a picture on their street, Manor Lane in Fort Thomas. AMANDA JOERING ALLEY/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

“Although we are all getting older, there is still a good mix of young families, middle-aged families and sen-

iors,” Laber said. “While Manor may not be entirely unique in this regard, I think it does make the neighborhood enjoy-

able.” Laber said the variety of architectural style on the street adds to the character of the neighborhood, which began in the early 1900s. Trauth, who has recently completed writing the history of the Manor Lane, said the land used to be owned by Henry Schriver, the architect that built the tower in Tower Park and many of the military homes in that area. Schriver also built the Avenel Hotel and the first house on what is now Manor Lane. Trauth said while the house is still standing at 119 Manor Lane, the hotel, which he has been working to find pictures of, was torn down in the 1930s.


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THINGS TO DO IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD FRIDAY, FEB. 17 Art Centers & Art Museums A Retelling, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Artisans Enterprise Center, 27 W. Seventh St., Works by Brian Harmon, McCrystle Wood and Billy Renkl. Curator: Katie Rentzke. 859-292-2322; www.covingtonarts.com. Covington.

Attractions Winter Family Days, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Newport Aquarium, Newport on the Levee, Two children ages 2-12 admitted for $2 with each adult paying full admission price of $22. Children under 2 always free. Strollers welcome. Through Feb. 29. 859-261-7444; www.newportaquarium.com. Newport.

Benefits Holy Trinity’s Winter Celebration, 5-10 p.m., Turfway Park, 7500 Turfway Road, Racing Club. Choice of chicken, steak or fish dinner. Cash bar and private betting windows. Benefits Holy Trinity tuition assistance. Ages 18 and up. $50. Reservations required. Presented by Holy Trinity School. 859292-0487; www.holytrinityschool.org. Florence.

Holiday - Mardi Gras Mardi Gras Celebration, 8 p.m.-1 a.m. Big Head Parade Friday. Music by the Websters 9 p.m., MainStrasse Village, Main Street, Cajun food booths and entertainment in bars and tents. Beads, baubles and bangles available for purchase in Village businesses. Ages 21 and up. $15 both nights, $10 one night. Presented by MainStrasse Village Association. 859-4910458; www.mainstrasse.org. Covington. Mardi Gras, 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m., Geez’l Pete’s, 508 Madison Ave., With Swamptucky. Free. 859-261-1030. Covington.

reunion. One of them has a child whom she says was conceived by Dean on the set of "Giant." Flashbacks to youth and arrival of a stranger shed light on friendships while exposing long-hidden disappointments. Adult language and themes. Ages 18 and up. $15. Through Feb. 25. 859-3920500; www.villageplayers.biz. Fort Thomas. The Farnsworth Invention, 8 p.m., NKU Corbett Auditorium, Nunn Drive, $14, $11 ages 60 and up, $8 students. Presented by Northern Kentucky University Theatre and Dance. Through Feb. 26. 859-572-5433; theatre.nku.edu. Highland Heights.

Saturday, Feb. 18 Attractions Winter Family Days, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Newport Aquarium, 859-261-7444; www.newportaquarium.com. Newport.

Auctions Sands Montessori Silent Auction, 7 p.m.-midnight, Newport Syndicate, 18 E. Fifth St., Benefits Sands Montessori Parent Organization to provide teaching materials in the classroom. Family friendly. $25. Presented by Sands Montessori Parent Organization. Email smpoauction@hotmail.com for more information. Newport.

Benefits Cure for Diabetes Euchre Tournament, 7 p.m. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., St. Mary of the Assumption, 8246 E. Main St., Undercroft. Dinner, snacks, sodas, split-the-pots, silent auction, combination raffle and door prizes. Players must arrive by 6:30 p.m. Benefits Cure for Diabetes. $15 to play. Presented by St. Mary of the Assumption Parish. 859-448-9444; www.saintmaryparish.com. Alexandria.

Museums

Exhibits

Our River Fury: Past and Present Ohio Valley Floods Members Opening, 6-8 p.m., Behringer-Crawford Museum, 1600 Montague Road, Presentation by noted historian Rick Bell, author of "The Great Flood of 1937 - Rising Waters, Soaring Spirits.". Free for current members, $5 future members. 859491-4003; www.bcmuseum.org. Covington.

Our Rivers’ Fury: Past and Present Ohio Valley Floods, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., BehringerCrawford Museum, 1600 Montague Road, Taking special look at regional floods, including the flood of 1937, exhibit explores how floods changed landscape of Ohio River Valley. Multisensory experiences through interactive components and documentaries produced by Local 12 and Dan Hurley. Family friendly. $7, $6 seniors, $4 children. 859-491-4003. Covington.

Music - Rock Simmer Down, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., JerZee’s Pub and Grub, 708 Monmouth St., Free. 859-4913500; www.jerzeespub.com. Newport.

On Stage - Comedy Donnell Rawlings, 8 p.m. 10:30 p.m., Funny Bone Comedy Club, Newport on the Levee, Comedian who played Ashy Larry on "Chappelle’s Show.". $20. 859-957-2000; www.funnyboneonthelevee.com. Newport.

On Stage - Theater The 39 Steps, 8-10 p.m., Monmouth Theatre, 636 Monmouth St., Parody of great Hitchcock thrillers. $17, $14 students and seniors. Presented by Falcon Theater. Through Feb. 25. 513-479-6783; www.falcontheater.net. Newport. Come Back to the 5 & Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean, 8 p.m., Village Players, 8 N. Fort Thomas Ave., Ed Graczyk’s comedy-drama takes place in a small-town store in West Texas where the "Disciples of James Dean" gather for their 20th

Holiday - Mardi Gras Mardi Gras Celebration, 8 p.m.-1 a.m. Grande Parade Saturday. Music by the Websters 9 p.m., MainStrasse Village, $15 both nights, $10 one night. 859-491-0458; www.mainstrasse.org. Covington. Chez Nora’s Mardi Gras Party, 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m., Chez Nora, 530 Main St., Music by Ricky Nye INC. Free. 859-491-8027; www.cheznora.com. Covington. Marti Gras with Parti Gras, 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m., Shimmers Tavern, 1939 Dixie Highway, Hurricane drink specials. $5. 859-426-0490. Fort Wright.

Karaoke and Open Mic Super Bowl of Karaoke, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., Super Bowl Bellewood, 1211 Waterworks Road, $12 buckets, $3 domestics, $2 jello shots. With DJ Love MD. No cover. Presented by Super Bowl. 859-781-1211. Newport.

Music - Benefits River Road, 8 p.m., York St.

Cafe, 738 York St., Band has changed its name to Jamison Road. Benefits the Diocesan Catholic Children’s Home. Ticket pricing TBA. 859-261-9675; www.jamisonroad.com. Newport. Disco Fever Mardi Gras Fundraiser, 7 p.m.-midnight, St. Thomas School, 428 S. Fort Thomas Ave., Music by DV8. Emcee: 94.9 Rewind. Dancing, food, silent auction and combination raffle. Ages 21 and up. Benefits St. Thomas School. $30, $25 advance. 859-781-8930. Fort Thomas.

Music - Rock Stonehaus Trail, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., JerZee’s Pub and Grub, 708 Monmouth St., Includes drink specials. Family friendly. Free. 859-491-3500; www.jerzeespub.com. Newport.

Music - World Celtic Concert, 1-3 p.m., Kentucky Haus Artisan Center, Newport on the Levee, Nancy Bick Clark and Frank Clark will perform a selection of Celtic and original tunes featuring bodhran, Celtic harp, dulcimer, recorder and vocal. Free. 859261-4287; www.kentuckyhaus.com. Newport.

On Stage - Comedy Live Bait Comedy Tour, 8 p.m. With comedians Ray Price, Michael Rudolph, Rob Wilfong and Marc Sester., John R. Little VFW Post, 3186 Electric Ave., Drink specials include $1 drafts. Adult content. Benefits Ladies auxiliary fundraiser. $8. Presented by VFW Post John R. Little. 859-462-8504. Southgate. Donnell Rawlings, 7:30 p.m. 10 p.m., Funny Bone Comedy Club, $20. 859-957-2000; www.funnyboneonthelevee.com. Newport.

On Stage - Theater The 39 Steps, 8-10 p.m., Monmouth Theatre, $17, $14 students and seniors. 513-479-6783; www.falcontheater.net. Newport. Come Back to the 5 & Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean, 8 p.m., Village Players, $15. 859392-0500; www.villageplayers.biz. Fort Thomas. The Farnsworth Invention, 8 p.m., NKU Corbett Auditorium, $14, $11 ages 60 and up, $8 students. 859-572-5433; theatre.nku.edu. Highland Heights.

Recreation Open Paintball Games, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Diehard Paintball, 4936 Mary Ingles Highway, Play on a total of four fields, plus target range. All ages and levels during open games and groups according to skill set. Includes field pass, paint, rental equipment and unlimited CO2. Experienced players can bring their own gear and play on the PSP Air Ball field. Rain or shine. $39 per player. 859-781-7486; www.diehardpaintball.com. Campbell County.

Youth Sports Become a Soccer Referee, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Grade 8 entry-level two-day course to become a referee., Thomas More College, 333 Thomas More Parkway, Re-certification for 2012 or become new referee. $65. Reservations required. Presented by KY Soccer Referee Association Inc.. Through March 4. 859-282-0222; www.kyreferee.com. Crestview Hills.

SUNDAY, FEB. 19 Antiques Shows Antique Show, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Lookout Heights Civic Club, 1661 Park Road, Antiques and collectibles. Refreshments available. Free admission. 859-331-4278. Fort Wright.

Benefits

The 16th annual 96Rock MainStrasse Village Mardi Gras will be 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. Friday and Saturday, Feb. 17 and 18, in Covington. The Big Head Parade will be 8 p.m. Friday and the Grande Parade will be 8 p.m. Saturday. For more information, visit www.mainstrasse.org. FILE PHOTO

Benefits Bishop Brossart High School Fundraiser, 2-4 p.m., Bishop Brossart High School Annex Sports Training Facility, 5 Pete Neiser Way, Seither Sports Center. Cincinnati Reds broadcasters Jim Kelch, Jeff Piecoro and Chris Welsch will host a round table discussion. Question and answer session followed by autographs. Family friendly. $20, $15 advance; students $10, $5 advance. Presented by Bishop Brossart High School. 859-635-2108, ext. 122; www.bishopbrossart.org. Alexandria.

Music - Concerts Cathedral Concert Series, 3 p.m. Xavier University Chamber

Northern Kentucky University's Department of Theatre and Dance will present "The Farnsworth Invention" Feb. 16-26 with show times at 8 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Pictured, from left: Lauren Hayes, Zak Schneider, Chandler Taylor, Wesley Carman, Katharine Moser and Jordan K. Pruitt. For tickets, visit theatre.nku.edu or call 572-5464. THANKS TO MIKKI SCHAFFNER

Chorale and Concert Choir with organ, bass and percussion. With Thomas Merrill, director., Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption, 1140 Madison Ave., Free, donations accepted. 859-431-2060; www.cathedralconcertseries.org. Covington.

On Stage - Comedy Donnell Rawlings, 7:30 p.m., Funny Bone Comedy Club, $20. 859-957-2000; www.funnyboneonthelevee.com. Newport.

On Stage - Theater Come Back to the 5 & Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean, 3 p.m., Village Players, $15. 859392-0500; www.villageplayers.biz. Fort Thomas. The Farnsworth Invention, 3 p.m., NKU Corbett Auditorium, $14, $11 ages 60 and up, $8 students. 859-572-5433; theatre.nku.edu. Highland Heights.

Youth Sports Become a Soccer Referee, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Second day of grade 8 entry-level course, required., Thomas More College, $65. Reservations required. 859-2820222; www.kyreferee.com. Crestview Hills.

MONDAY, FEB. 20 Karaoke and Open Mic Open Mic Night, 7:30 p.m., The Pub Crestview Hills, 2853 Dixie Highway, With Mike Liggett. 859-426-7827; www.experiencethepub.com/crestview-hills. Crestview Hills.

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

Schools SonLight Preschool Registration, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Erlanger Baptist Church, 116 Commonwealth Ave., Enter through church office at back of building. Registering ages 6 weeks through 5 years for 2012-2013 school year. Program is open from 9:30-1:30 p.m. MondayFriday. Children can attend from 1-5 days per week. Family friendly. $50. Presented by SonLight Preschool. 859 3422301. Erlanger.

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. tions. New Orleans jazz with Robin Lacy and DeZydeco. Benefits Bethany House Services, Brighton Center’s Homeward Bound, Welcome House of Northern Kentucky and Mercy Franciscan at St. John. $55. Presented by Northern Kentucky Restaurant Association. 859-431-8717; www.nkramardigras.com. Covington.

early for all-you-can-drink for one price and Cajun food. Family friendly. No cover. 859261-1029. Latonia.

On Stage - Theater The Farnsworth Invention, 8 p.m., NKU Corbett Auditorium, $14, $11 ages 60 and up, $8 students. 859-572-5433; theatre.nku.edu. Highland Heights.

Clubs & Organizations

Recreation

Triangle Toastmasters Meeting, 7-8:30 p.m., Campbell County Fiscal Court, 1098 Monmouth St., Become a confident, more effective speaker. Family friendly. Free. Presented by Triangle Toastmasters. 859-6523348; www.speak2lead.org. Newport.

Bridge, 12:30-3 p.m., Scheben Branch Library, 8899 U.S. 42, Open play. All ages. Family friendly. Free. Through Feb. 28. 859-342-2665. Union.

Exhibits Our Rivers’ Fury: Past and Present Ohio Valley Floods, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., BehringerCrawford Museum, $7, $6 seniors, $4 children. 859-4914003. Covington.

Holiday - Mardi Gras Fat Tuesday/Fastnacht Celebration, 6 p.m., Hofbrauhaus, 200 E. Third St., Features Enzian Dancers with special Fat Tuesday dance program. Music by Nick Gulacsy Jr., the AkkordeonMeister. Prizes presented for best Mardi Gras costumes worn by fest-goers. Benefits GermanHeritage Museum, which showcases the German heritage of the region. Family friendly. Presented by German-American Citizens League of Greater Cincinnati. 513-574-1741. Newport. Mardi Gras Party, 6 p.m., Mahogany’s Coffee House and Bar, 3715 Winston Ave., Mardi Gras Party. New Orleans-style drinks and special pricing. Come

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 22 Dining Events Fish Fry, 4-7:30 p.m., Silver Grove Volunteer Fire Department, 5011 Four Mile, Fish, shrimp, frog legs, macaroni, green beans, hush puppies, fries, onion rings, chicken strips and desserts. Benefits Silver Grove Volunteer Fire Department. 859-441-6251. Silver Grove.

Health / Wellness Bones for Life, 6-7:15 p.m., Kula Center for Movement Arts, 110 E. Eighth St., Learn safe, weightbearing movements that challenge bones to be strong and sturdy while improving balance and coordination. Ages 18 and up. $85 series, $20 drop-in. Presented by Future Life Now. 513-541-5720; www.futurelifenow.com. Newport.

On Stage - Theater The Farnsworth Invention, 8 p.m., NKU Corbett Auditorium, $14, $11 ages 60 and up, $8 students. 859-572-5433; theatre.nku.edu. Highland Heights.

Support Groups Spouse Loss Support Group, 6-7:30 p.m., Hospice of the Bluegrass - Northern Kentucky, 7388 Turfway Road, Workshop for those who have experienced the loss of a significant other. Explore full scope and dimension of loss: physiological, psychological and spiritual symptoms of grief, changes in relationship with family, as well as social change, dating and the possibility of a new partner. Free. Registration required. 859-441-6332; www.hospicebg.org. Florence.

TUESDAY, FEB. 21 Benefits Mardi Gras for Homeless Children, 6-10 p.m., Northern Kentucky Convention Center, 1 W. RiverCenter Blvd., Some 50 booths of food, beverages, treats, silent and called auc-

The opening for Behringer-Crawford Museum's exhibit, "Our Rivers’ Fury: Past and Present Ohio Valley Floods" will be 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 17, at 1600 Montague Road in Covington. The exhibit will look at the regional floods in 1884, 1913, 1937 and 1997. THANKS TO BEHRINGER-CRAWFORD MUSEUM


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Rita offers recipes for Mardi Gras, Lent

Rita’s Fat Tuesday chicken gumbo soup

If you are not sure your guests will like okra, serve it alongside.

1½ pounds boneless, skinless chicken breast or thighs cut into 1-inch pieces 2 quarts low sodium chicken broth 1 bell pepper, diced 1 generous cup onion, diced 2 large ribs celery, diced 1 teaspoon garlic, or more to taste, minced 1 teaspoon dried basil 1 bay leaf 1 cup rice 14.5 oz. can diced tomatoes 10 oz. frozen cut okra or 2 cups fresh okra, sliced

Saute chicken in a bit of olive oil with pepper, on-

ion, celery, garlic, basil and bay. Sauté until chicken loses its pink color. Add broth, rice and Rita tomatoes. Heikenfeld Cook at a RITA’S KITCHEN gentle boil until chicken and rice are done, about 20 minutes. Lower to a simmer for a few minutes. While soup is cooking, sauté okra in a bit of olive oil just until crisp/ tender and still bright green. Adjust seasonings. Add okra and serve. Serves 12-15. Can be done ahead of time and reheated/kept warm in crock pot.

Tip from Rita’s kitchen

Use brown rice and add about 20 minutes to the cooking time.

I’m a fan of Tom’s and that’s because he is unerring in bringing fresh, high quality seafood to his shop in Mount Washington. You’ll pay more at Tom’s but there’ll be no waste. A bonus is that Tom will tell or even show you how to cook whatever you’re buying. He was a guest on my “Love Starts in the Kitchen” cable television show and we had a seafood feast. Check out the photo

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ALEXANDRIA — The Campbell County School District is starting a facility review to come up with the next building needs and priorities for the district. The state required facilities plan deals with both needed major repairs and upgrades to existing buildings and potential new building construction. The last facilities plan, approved in the 2006-07 school year, listed the top priority as building a new area technology center now under construction on the campus of Campbell County High School south of Alexandria. The building is scheduled to open by the end of 2012. A Local Planning Committee responsible for the development of a new facility plan is being formed. Susan Fangman volunteered to be the Board of Eduction representative on the committee at the Jan. 9 board meeting. “The last two times I’ve done it, and now I’m more than happy to do it again,” Fangman said. The district is working to finalize who will be on

1 quart chicken broth 6 15 oz. cans black beans, rinsed 2 15 oz. cans kidney beans, rinsed 3 16 oz. jars chunky salsa (Jane uses 2 medium, 1 hot)

Jane’s black bean soup like Nick & Tom’s

Ask and you shall receive! BonBonerie’s butter cutout cookies and clone of Lofthouse cookies are on my blog, Cooking with Rita. Rita Nader Heikenfeld is an herbalist, educator and author. Email her at columns@communitypress.com with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Call 513-248-7130, ext. 356.

Mix all ingredients in large soup pot; bring to a boil; simmer. Use immersion blender to process until desired texture/ smoothness. Serve with dollop of light sour cream, chopped onion and/or grated cheddar.

Once again, a reader to the rescue, this time for a bean soup like Nick & Tom’s restaurant in Bridgetown. Jane and her husband love the soup and she’s adapted it.

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of all the good food Tom and I cooked together. But whether it was yellowfin tuna belly, shark, scallops (and did you know that in Europe folks eat the whole scallop, not just the center part like we do?) lobster or shrimp, Tom has a cardinal rule: Get the pan very hot, then add a tiny bit of olive oil and butter, and the seafood itself. “When you have the

“Make it with all black beans, or include kidney beans. With the immersion blender, you can either make it all smooth or leave some whole beans – no thickener required,” she said.

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Thanks to Justin Hawthorne. Tom Keegan joined Rita to serve up this seafood medley.

best quality, simple is best so that the personality of the seafood shines,” he told me. Scallops are a good example. Don’t turn them until they develop a nice crust. Tom uses a dry white wine to finish the seafood off and a sprinkling of sea salt and freshly ground pepper. Since many of us will be eating seafood for Lent, this is a timely tip.

the 20 member LPC committee, said Kerry Hill, executive director of pupil personnel for the district. Hill was a member of the last planning committee, and said he will be a member of this committee as well. By law, the committee will have three community member representatives living within the school district, he said. The district advertised those community positions, and applications were due by Jan. 27. The LPC committee will have three meetings that will be open to the public, and one public forum after a new draft plan is complete and reviewed by the Kentucky Department of Education, he said. The process usually takes between six to eight months, Hill said. Information concerning the conditions of existing buildings will be reviewed and the possible needs for significant repairs or additions considered, Hill said. The committee will also consult with planning officials about possible upcoming housing developments that might impact the student population , he said.

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Just a couple of days ago the weather was so warm we transplanted red and black raspberry canes to a larger part of the garden. Yesterday the weather changed to snow so we built a snowman in the side yard. That was in the morning. By early evening, he had diminished quite a bit in size. Today the only thing left of the snowman is a lone carrot in the grass. So as we always say, if you don’t like the weather here, especially in February, stick around – it will change on a dime. And I can hardly believe Mardi Gras is just about here. Check out my blog, Cooking with Rita, for my favorite King cake recipes.


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Nuts are nutritious part of your diet Oh, nuts! Nuts are crunchy, versatile, flavorful and loaded with nutrition. They are high in protein and fiber, and cholesterol-free. In their natural state they do not contain sodium. Some nuts are rich in calcium, iron, magnesium, copper, zinc, potassium or phosphorus. Different nuts have different levels of nutrients so it might be best to eat a mixture of nuts when possible. While nuts are unquestionably high in fat, 45 percent of calories from fat in cashews to more than 75 percent in macadamias, the fat is almost entirely the healthier kind of fat that has been shown to lower bad cholesterol in our bodies. A one-ounce portion of nuts provides between 150-200 calories. Moderation is the key to enjoying nuts as part of a healthy eating plan.

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Exhibit looks at Ohio Valley floods Community Recorder The member opening for Behringer-Crawford Museum’s exhibit, “Our Rivers’ Fury: Past and Present Ohio Valley Floods” will be 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 17. The exhibit will take a look at the regional floods that occurred in 1884, 1913, 1937 and 1997, and how the floods changed the Ohio River Valley. In addition, the exhibit discusses why floods occur, aspects of flood prevention, the important roles levees play and provides multi-sensory experiences through interactive components and documentaries produced by WKRC/Local 12’s Dan Hurley. Visitors will have the opportunity to share their personal stories about the floods in 1937 and 1997. To share a story or experience, contact the museum for scheduled dates and times. The member opening will feature a presentation by Rick Bell, author of “The Great Flood of 1937 Rising Waters, Soaring Spirits.” The opening event is free to museum members and $5 non-members. The exhibit will run through May 27. For more information, call 859-491-4003 or email info@bcmuseum.org.


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Start your lawn now Question: How early can I plant grass seed and expect it to grow? Do I need to wait until spring to improve my lawn, or can I go ahead now? What type of grass does best here? Answer: Although September is the best time to start a new lawn or over-seed an old, thinned out lawn, the second best time is usually mid-February to late March, depending on the weather. You should wait until there’s no snow on the ground, and do the seeding when the ground is not frozen or muddy, so you can get some loose soil over the seeds. Due to competition from weeds and moisture stress, seeding from late spring to midsummer is seldom successful. The cool-season grasses are recommended for home lawns in Kentucky. Although we have many high-quality Kentucky bluegrass lawns, tall fescue is the best-adapted grass for Northern Kentucky. Problem lawns with shade, poor soil, or heavy traffic should almost always be established with tall fescue. Fine (red) fescue and perennial ryegrass also have some

limited uses in lawns. Do a soil test (free through your local county extension Mike service) to Klahr determine HORTICULTURE the exact CONCERNS lime and fertilizer needs of your lawn. Excess lime can result in poor nutrient uptake. Seeding of new lawns should be done into loose, prepared soil. Seeding is usually done with a rotary seeder or the usual droptype seed and fertilizer spreader. To determine the proper seeding rates, ask for a copy of Cooperative Extension publication, “Selecting the Right Grass for Your Kentucky Lawn (AGR-52).” For uniform distribution, divide the seed into two equal lots. The second lot should be seeded at right angles to the first. Cover the seed by raking lightly or rolling with a water-ballast roller. Mulch the area with clean straw. The mulch covering should be thin enough to expose about 50 percent

UPCOMING CLASSES Backyard Vegetable Gardening: 1:30-3:30 p.m. Thursday, March 1, Boone County Extension Office. Free, but call 859-586-6101 to register, or enroll online at www.ca.uky.edu/boone Hands-on Fruit Tree Pruning Demonstration: 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 3, at the Campbell County Extension Office, 3500 Alexandria Pike, Highland Heights. Registration required by calling 859572-2600, or enroll online at www.ca.uky.edu/ campbell

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Saks Fifth Avenue Cincinnati has chosen the Northern Kentucky Children’s Advocacy Center (NKCAC) as one of five charities to benefit from charges made with a Saks Fifth Avenue credit card in February. Saks will give 5 percent of all registered

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES Here are Northern Kentucky volunteer opportunities from NKYHelps.org

Meals on Wheels driver Senior Services of Northern Kentucky, Covington. Call 859-292-7953. Donate a few hours a day to help feed hungry seniors.

Golf outing volunteers Kicks For Kids, Covington. Call 859-331-8484. Celebrity Drivers Drive a golf cart for a celebrity participant for the day. Take score for the foursome you are paired with. Hole Spotters Monitor a hole on the course and spot balls that are hit there. Other - Clean up, work registration table, serve food.

purchases made with a Saks Fifth Avenue credit card from Feb. 1-29 to the NKCAC or one of four other local charities. When checking out, customers may select which charity they wish to allocate their 5 percent contribution. Saks Fifth Avenue Cincinnati is located at 101 W. Fifth St. in downtown Cincinnati.

Preschool needs wood crafter Children Inc., Covington. Call 859-431-2075. Montessori Early Learning Academy seeks a volunteer to bring the great outdoors right into their classrooms. Craft wood scraps into materials children can build. Contact bfugate@childre-

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Welcome House, Covington. Call 859-431-8717. Volunteers needed to be a friend and provide minimal assistance to some clients. Duties might include transporting client to grocery store or doctor appointments, helping with light cleaning, and providing conversation and smile to help lift clients spirits. Volunteers need to have a car and be a genuinely friendly and positive person.

Handyman Welcome House, Covington. Call 859-431-8717. Need individuals who are handy with repairs, building, and maintenance. Professional painters, plumbers, electricians, and seamstresses needed to assist in maintenance of properties/

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City of Cold Spring Audit Report - year ending 6/30/2011 The Cold Spring audit report is published in compliance with KRS 91A.040(6). The entire audit report including financial statements and supplemental information is available for public inspection at the Cold Spring City Building, 5694 E. Alexandria Pike, Cold Spring, Kentucky during normal business hours. Citizens may obtain a copy of the complete audit report at a cost of ten cents per page. In addition copies of the financial statement prepared in accordance with KRS 424.220 are available to the public at no cost.

Women’s Wellness Breast Center assistant St. Elizabeth Healthcare - Fort Thomas, Fort Thomas. Call 859-301-2140. Assist with front desk duties. Service customers by greeting, answering phones, transferring calls, sending and receiving faxes, restocking smocks.

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To the Honorable Mayor and Members of the Council City of Cold Spring, Kentucky We have audited the accompanying financial statements of the governmental activities, the business-type activities and each major fund of the City of Cold Spring, Kentucky (city), as of and for the year ended June 30, 2011, which collectively comprise the City’s basic financial statements as listed in the table of contents. These financial statements are the responsibility of the City’s management. Our responsibility is to express an opinion on these financial statements based on our audit. We conducted our audit in accordance with auditing standards generally accepted in the United States of America. Those standards require that we plan and perform the audit to obtain reasonable assurance about whether the financial statements are free of material misstatement. An audit includes examining, on a test basis, evidence supporting the amounts and disclosures in the financial statements. An audit also includes assessing the accounting principles used and significant estimates made by management, as well as evaluating the overall financial statement presentation. We believe that our audit provides a reasonable basis for our opinion. In our opinion, the financial statements referred to above present fairly, in all material respects, the respective financial position of the governmental activities, the business-type activities and each major fund of the City of Cold Spring, Kentucky as of June 30, 2011, and the respective changes in financial position and, where applicable, cash flows thereof for the year then ended in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America. In accordance with Government Auditing Standards, we have also issued our report dated November 21, 2011 on our consideration of the City of Cold Spring, Kentucky’s internal control over financial reporting and our tests of its compliance with certain provisions of laws, regulations, contracts and grant agreements and other matters. The purpose of that report is to describe the scope of our testing of internal control over financial reporting and compliance and the results of that testing and not to provide an opinion on the internal control over financial reporting or on compliance. That report is an integral part of an audit performed in accordance with Government Auditing Standards and should be considered in conjunction with this report in considering the results of our audit. The management’s discussion and analysis on pages 4 through 8 and the budgetary comparison information on pages 25 and 26, are not a required part of the basic financial statements but are supplementary information required by accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America. We have applied certain limited procedures, which consisted principally of inquiries of management regarding the methods of measurement and presentation of the required supplementary information. However, we did not audit the information and express no opinion on it. Van Gorder, Walker & Co., Inc., Erlanger, Kentucky, November 21, 2011 CITY OF COLD SPRING, KENTUCKY BUDGETARY COMPARISON SCHEDULE - BUDGET TO ACTUAL - GENERAL FUND For the Year Ended June 30, 2011

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CITY OF COLD SPRING, KENTUCKY BUDGETARY COMPARISON SCHEDULE - BUDGET TO ACTUAL - MUNICIPAL AID ROAD FUND For the Year Ended June 30, 2011 Budgeted Amounts Original Budgetary fund balance, July 1 Resources (inflows) Other income Intergovernmental Amounts available for appropriation Charges to appropriations (outflows) Road expenditures Debt service Total charges to appropriations Proceeds from capital financing Transfer from General Fund Budgetary fund balance, June 30 $&"!((!%###'!"(!

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Date: March 1, 2012 Time: 10:00 a.m., local time

At said place and time, and promptly thereafter, all Bids that have been duly received will be publicly opened and read aloud. The proposed purchase is generally described as follows: The sale and delivery to various designated locations in Kenton and Campbell Counties, Kentucky of selected durable outdoor apparel, all as specified in the periodic orders of the District placed during the period from April 1, 2012 through March 31, 2013, with up to two one-year extensions of the period at the sole discretion of the Owner. All Bids must be in accordance with the Bidding Documents on file, and available for examination at: Northern Kentucky Water District, 2835 Crescent Springs Road, Erlanger, Kentucky 41018. Copies of the Bidding Documents may be obtained from the office at the address indicated herein by contacting Ed Prather at (859) 426-2701. There is no charge for these documents. Bids will be received on a unit price basis as described in the Bidding Documents.

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$94,572

43,867 103,553

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Bidder shall also submit the following items within 14 days of a formal request to do so: A. Samples representative of the following apparel items listed in the Bid: (i) hooded sweatshirt, pullover or zip front; (ii) jeans (traditional or relaxed fit); (iii) arctic bib overall; and (iv) duck active hooded jacket (quilt lined or thermal lined); and B. At least one (1) copy of catalog(s) representative of uniform apparel items listed in the Bid. Evaluation of Bids and the awarding of a final contract are subject to the reciprocal preference for Kentucky resident bidders pursuant to KRS 45A.490 to 45A.494 and KAR 200 5:400. Owner reserves the right to reject any or all Bids, including without limitation the right to reject any or all nonconforming, non-responsive, incomplete, unbalanced, or conditional Bids, to waive informalities, to reject the Bid of any Bidder if Owner believes that it would not be in the best interest of Owner to make an award to that Bidder, and/or to accept a Bid that is deemed the most desirable and advantageous from the standpoint of customer value and service and concept of operations, even though such bid may not, on its face, appear to be the lowest price. Owner also reserves the right to have separate awards for individual bid items from different Bidders. Owner also reserves the right to negotiate with the selected Bidder to such an extent as may be determined by Owner. Minority Bidders are encouraged to bid. Bids shall remain subject to acceptance for 60 days after the day of bid opening. If a contract is to be awarded, the Owner will give the successful bidder a Notice of Award during the period of time which the successful Bidder’s bid remains subject to acceptance. Jack Bragg, C.F.O. Northern Kentucky Water District 1001689824

LEGAL NOTICE The Commissioners of the Northern Kentucky Water District will meet in regular session pursuant to law and the rules of said commission on the third Thursday of the month at 12:30 p.m. instead of the originally scheduled time of 12:00 p.m. for calendar year 2012. All meetings will be held at 2835 Crescent Springs Road, Erlanger, Kentucky 41018, Conference Room 1. The Commissioners of the Northern Kentucky Water District have rescheduled the meetings originally scheduled for Thursday, February 16 at 12:00 p.m. to Wednesday, February 29 at 12:30 p.m., and Thursday, April 19 at 12:00 p.m. to Tuesday, April 17 at 12:30 p.m. Any changes to this meeting schedule will be publicly noticed and also listed on NKWD website. Ron Lovan President/CEO 1001689050

INVITATION TO BID February 16, 2012 PROJECT:10 ton Equipment Drag - Purchase SEALED BIDS WILL BE RECEIVED AT: Northern Kentucky Water District (Owner) 2835 Crescent Springs Road P.O. Box 18640 Erlanger, Kentucky 41018 UNTIL:

Date: March 1, 2012 Time: 9:00 a.m., local time

At said place and time, and promptly thereafter, all Bids that have been duly received will be publicly opened and read aloud. The proposed purchase is generally described as follows: The furnishing and delivering of two (2) 10 ton Equipment Drags to the Owner at a location in either Kenton or Campbell County, Kentucky, as designated by Owner, within the number of days specified in the bid form upon issuance of a purchase order by the Owner between March 19, 2012 through December 31, 2012. All prospective bidders should understand that Owner’s purchase of this equipment is exempt from state sales tax. All Bids must be in accordance with the Bidding Documents on file, and available for examination at: Northern Kentucky Water District, 2835 Crescent Springs Road, Erlanger, Kentucky 41018. Copies of the Bidding Documents may be obtained from the office at the address indicated above by contacting Denise Manning at (859) 426-2718. There is no charge for these documents. Any questions on the bid specifications can be answered by contacting Jim Wren at 859-991-1646. Bids will be received on a unit price basis as described in the Bidding Documents. Owner reserves the right to reject any or all Bids, including without limitation the right to reject any or all nonconforming, non-responsive, incomplete, unbalanced, or conditional Bids, to waive informalities, and to reject the Bid of any Bidder if Owner believes that it would not be in the best interest of Owner to make an award to that Bidder. Owner also reserves the right to negotiate with the selected Bidder to such an extent as may be determined by Owner. Minority Bidders are encouraged to bid. Bids shall remain subject to acceptance for 60 days after the day of bid opening. Jack Bragg Vice-President of Finance & Support Services ,Northern Kentucky Water District 1001689815


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Arrests/citations Jarrod Payne, 29, 150 Fairfield Ave., warrant at 150 Fairfield Ave., Jan. 26. Evan Harris, 24, 312 C St. Andrews, first-degree possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, tampering with physical evidence at 145 Fairfield Ave., Jan. 28. Michael Fultz, 24, 223 Berry Ave., disorderly conduct at 223 Berry Ave., Jan. 29. Daniel Thomas Speier, 18, 223 Ridgeway, first-degree robbery at 219 Retreat, Jan. 31. Donald Allen Watson, 19, 2428 Joyce Ave., first-degree robbery at 219 Retreat, Jan. 31. Christopher Stanfilel, 34, 304 Clay No. 2, alcohol intoxication in public place, disorderly conduct at 304 Clay, Feb. 1. Timothy Schweitzer, 21, 131 Center, disorderly conduct at 131 Center, Feb. 2. Shanda Wallace, 32, 106 Fairfield Ave. No. 1, fourth-degree assault at 106 Fairfield Ave. . no. 1, Feb. 2. Billy Plutter, 49, 258 Lafayette, alcohol intoxication in a public place, obstructing a roadway at Lafayette at Poplar, Feb. 5. Shandra Hughes, 18, 258 Lafayette, alcohol intoxication in a public place, disorderly conduct at 258 Lafayette, Jan. 5. Marcie Smith, 44, 235 North Broadway St., warrant at 110 Landmark, Feb. 7. David Thomas, 44, 408 Dayton Ave., warrant at Ninth and Vine, Feb. 7. Stephanie Merrell, 32, 1116 Greenup, tampering with physical evidence, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a controlled substance at 209 Division, Feb. 7.

The Community Recorder publishes the names of all adults charged with offenses. The information is a matter of public record and does not imply guilt or innocence. Shawn Hopper, 27, 209 Division St., possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, warrant at 209 Division, Feb. 7.

CAMPBELL COUNTY Arrests/citations Floyd Smith, 20, 3968 Race Road, warrant at 6711 Alexandria Pike, Jan. 20. Robert J. Seed III, 22, 757 Alysheba, fourth-degree assault, alcohol intoxication in a public place first and second offense at 757 Alysheba Drive, Jan. 20. Richard F. Boeddeker, 20, 5450 Hyacinth Terrace, failure to wear seat belts, license to be in possession, failure of owner to maintain required insurance first offense, DUI first offense, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia at Alexandria Pike and Enzweiler Road, Jan. 22. Rhianna M. Burns, 28, 141 Center St., warrant, possession of marijuana at AA Highway, Jan. 26. Sherry K. Green, 46, 3077 Ten Mile Road, warrant at 3077 Ten Mile Road, Feb. 2.

Incidents/investigations Domestic Reported at at Hissem Road, Jan. 21. Reported at at Ten Mile Road, Jan. 22.

Fraudulent use of a credit card Report of unauthorized use of a credit card at 11819 Burns Road, Jan. 28. Miscellaneous Report of male subject using ax on front door of house at 4257 Winters Lane, Feb. 1. Other - landlord/tenant dispute Report of landlord at residence and would not leave was asking for rent at 9700 Secretariat Court, Dec. 1. Second-degree burglary Report of laptop and mixer taken from residence at 6129 Ripple Creek Road, Jan. 31. Report of items taken from residence at 1 Lloyd Lane, Jan. 31. Report of television taken from residence at 2945 Bakersfield Road S, Feb. 1. Suspicious activity Resident reported seeing suspicious vehicle in driveway and unknown person running up walkway at 3890 Dead Timber Road, Jan. 21. Report of dog was shot in leg on property at 10061 Persimmon Grove Pike, Jan. 22. Report of male in white van asking residents ordered medical supplies at 6307 Mary Ingles Hwy., Jan. 25. Theft by unlawful taking Report of copper pipe from water heater and bathtub faucet taken from residence at 11054 S Licking Pike, Jan. 20. Report of ring and digital camera taken from residence at 9446 Alexandria Pike unit 1, Jan. 20. Report of police scanner taken at 5247 Four Mile Road, lot 29, Jan. 22. Report of concrete saw taken at 9777 Indian Trace Road, Dec. 2. Theft by unlawful taking gasoline

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COLD SPRING Arrests/citations Tony L. Anderson, 55, 9200 Alexandria Pike, theft by unlawful taking or shoplifting at 395 Crossroads Blvd., Feb. 1. Brian A. Johnson, 55, 9200 Alexandria Pike, theft by unlawful taking or shoplifting at 395 Crossroads Blvd., Feb. 1.

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INVITATION TO BID Date: February 16, 2012 PROJECT: Decoursey Avenue Water Replacement, City of Covington, Main Kenton County, Kentucky SEALED BIDS WILL BE RECEIVED AT: Northern Kentucky Water District (Owner) 2835 Crescent Springs Road P.O. Box 18640 Erlanger, Kentucky 41018 UNTIL:

Date:March 1, 2012 Time:1:00 PM (Local Time)

At said place and time, and promptly thereafter, all Bids that have been duly received will be publicly opened and read aloud. The proposed Work is generally described as follows: Construction of approximately 1,850 linear feet of 12” ductile iron water main, 550 linear feet of 8” ductile iron water main, and 30 linear feet of 6” ductile iron water main together with the appurtenances and related work along Decoursey Avenue from Southern Avenue to 32nd Street in the City of Covington, Kenton County, Kentucky. It will also include abandoning approximately 1,450 linear feet of an existing 8” water main on Decoursey Avenue between 32nd Street and Madison Avenue (KY17) and switching services to an existing 24” water main. All Bids must be in accordance with the Instructions to Bidders and Contract Documents on file, and available for examination at: Northern Kentucky Water District (Owner) 2835 Crescent Springs Road Erlanger, Kentucky 41018 Or Viox & Viox, Inc. 466 Erlanger Road Erlanger, Kentucky 41018 Copies of the Bidding Documents may be obtained from the office of Viox & Viox, Inc. at the address indicated herein. Charges for all documents obtained will be made on the following basis: Charge Complete set of Bidding Documents $ 50.00 Mailing and Handling (U.S. Mail) $ 15.00 (if requested) Charges for Bidding Documents and mailing and handling, if applicable, will not be refunded. Bids will be received on a unit price and/or lump sum basis as described in the Contract Documents. Bid security, in the form of a certified check or a Bid Bond (insuring/bonding company shall be rated “A” by AM Best) in the amount of ten percent (10%) of the maximum total bid price, must accompany each Bid.

Owner reserves the right to reject any or all Bids, including without limitation the right to reject any or all nonconforming, non-responsive, incomplete, unbalanced, or conditional Bids, to waive informalities, and to reject the Bid of any Bidder if Owner believes that it would not be in the best interest of Owner to make an award to that Bidder. Owner also reserves the right to negotiate with the apparent qualified Bidder to such an extent as may be determined by Owner. Minority Bidders are encouraged to bid. Bids shall remain subject to acceptance for 90 days after the day of bid opening or for such longer period of time to which a Bidder may agree in writing upon request of the Owner. If a Contract is to be awarded, the Owner will give the successful Bidder a Notice of Award during the period of time during which the successful Bidder’s bid remains subject to acceptance. Richard Harrison, Vice President of Engineering, Water Quality, & Production Northern Kentucky Water District 1001689679

All interested parties are invited to give testimony regarding the above referenced application, which may be reviewed at the office of the Wilder Zoning Administrator, 520 Licking Pike, Wilder, Ky. Any questions regarding the above application should be directed to the Zoning Administrator at 581-8884. Orest Melnyk Chairman 6889620 LEGAL NOTICE The Cold Spring Board of Adjustment will conduct a public hearing in the Council Chambers at the Cold Spring City Building, 5694 East Alexandria Pike on Tuesday evening, February 28, 2012 at 7:00 PM. The agenda for this hearing includes the following items. These items may not be heard in the order listed in this advertisement. Please plan to attend if you want to learn more about them or provide input. CASE NO .: 12010003 APPLICANT: Christopher W. Ampfer LOCATION: 22 Founders Court REQUEST: to seek variances from Section 9.21,C.,1., (Regulations Pertaining to the Parking and Storing of Recreational Vehicles) and Section 10.2, E., 4., (Minimum Side Yard Width in the R-1D Zone) of the Cold Spring Zoning Ordinance; the applicant proposes to store a boat in the side yard adjacent to 24 Founders Court and construct a carport 2 feet from the same side yard lot line where 10 feet is required CASE NO.: 12020001 APPLICANT: Summit Church of Christ per Jeff Schaefer, Deacon LOCATION: 6015 Alexandria Pike, Cold Spring REQUEST: to seek a conditional use permit for a temporary church addition, the property is located in the R-RE* (Residential Rural Estate) Zone Information about these proposals is available for public review weekdays between 8 AM and 5 PM at NKAPC, 2332 Royal Drive in Fort Mitchell. If you have a disability for which the Board needs to provide accommodations, please notify the staff at least seven days prior to the public hearing. You may submit your request by calling 859.331.8980, faxing 859.331.8987, or emailing postmaster@nkapc.org . Andy Videkovich, AICP NKAPC Senior Planner

James Boeckman James R. Boeckman, 63, of Wilder, died Feb. 6, 2012, at St. Elizabeth Fort Thomas. He was a retired internal auditor of 38 years with Citigroup and an avid fan of University of Kentucky football and basketball. He enjoyed playing golf and shopping at Findlay Market in Cincinnati. Survivors include his wife, Mary Nell Sutherland Boeckman; daughter, Robyn Elizabeth Boeckman of Wilder; and sisters, Julie Campbell of Orange Park, Fla., and Joan Craft of Fort Thomas. Memorials: Jim Boeckman Memorial Scholarship Fund,

Louise Brown Louise Cindy Phillips Brown, 81, of Alexandria, died Feb. 6, 2012, at St. Elizabeth Florence. She was a homemaker and previously worked as a caretaker for Bottomlens Nursing Home in Cincinnati. She enjoyed gardening and collecting angels, and was a member of Morning View United Methodist Church. Her husband, Harold Brown, died in 2003. Survivors include her son, Danny Brown of Alexandria; grandchildren, Christina Denton and James Brown; step grandchildren, Jessica Stone, Richard Deirig III and Austin Granger; and five great-grandchildren. Memorials: Brown Family c/o Chambers and Grubbs Funeral Home, 11382 Madison Pike, Independence, KY 41051.

James Butts James A. Butts, 54, of Alexandria, died Feb. 7, 2012, at Mercy Western Hills Hospital, from multiple illnesses. He was a jack of all trades. He worked in construction and at the post office, and was a pinball mechanic and diesel mechanic. His parents, Donald Butts Sr. and Ruby Jewel Butts, died previously.

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Warren Danner Warren Arnold Danner, 88, of Highland Heights, died Feb. 6, 2012, at his residence. He was the owner of R.E.C.A. Roller Rink. Survivors include his wife, Audrey Danner; daughter, Kelly Danner; sons, Warren “Danny” Danner and Mark Danner; and two grandchildren.

Glenn Riggs Glenn Allen Riggs, 56, of Dayton, died Feb. 7, 2012, at St. Elizabeth Hospice. He was an auto mechanic. Survivors include his daughters, Nancy and Jade Riggs, both of Highland Heights; fiancé, Robin Dix of Dayton; brothers, David Riggs of Crittenden and John Riggs Jr. of Nashville, Tenn.; sisters, Rhonda Price of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Tracy Gettys of Newport; and three grandchildren.

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FISH FRIES Fort Wright Civic Club Fish Fry 5-8 p.m. Fridays Feb. 24, March 2, 9, 16 and 23, and April 6 at 115 Kennedy Road, Fort Wright. Burlington Lodge No. 264 Fish Fry 4-7:30 p.m. Fridays Feb. 24, March 2, 9, 16 and 23, and April 6 at 7072 Pleasant Valley Road, Florence. Dinners are $7; beverages, $1; and desserts, $2. Child’s plate is $4 including beverage. A fish sandwich is $4. St. Joseph Parish Fish Fry 4-7:30 p.m. Fridays Feb. 25 and March 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30 at St. Joseph Church, 6833 Four Mile Road in Camp

Springs. Fish fry will feature Mr. Herb's fried fish, baked fish, fried catfish, salmon, deep fried shrimp, crab cakes and a sampler platter. Set-ups start at $8 and sandwiches are $6. Eat in or carry-out available. Holy Cross High School Boosters' Fish Fry 5-8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24, and March 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30 in Alumni Hall cafeteria at Holy Cross High School, 3617 Church St. in Covington. Menu consists of fish sandwiches, shrimp baskets, cheese pizza, hush puppies, green beans, mac and cheese, french fries and des-

LEGAL NOTICE The Fiscal Courts of Boone, Campbell and Kenton Counties will conduct a special joint meeting on Thursday, February 23, 2012 at 6:00 P.M. in Room 104 of the Student Union Building at Northern Kentucky University, Nunn Drive, Highland Heights, Kentucky. The Fiscal Court members will have a dinner at 6:00 P.M. and the special meeting will begin at approximately 6:45 P.M. This is a special meeting of all three fiscal courts and the agenda items include brief presentations and discussion of the Northern Kentucky Drug Strike Force, legislation pending before the Kentucky General Assembly, and a possible regional emergency communication/ 911 system. These are the only agenda items scheduled for consideration at this special meeting. There will be no public comment scheduled and no action will be taken on any item. Any member of the public requiring a special accommodation to attend this meeting should contact Campbell County Fiscal Court in advance of the meeting at 859-547-1803. Paula Spicer, Fiscal Court Clerk, Campbell County 9566 CLOSEOUT PUBLIC HEARING This notice is intended to inform the residents of Newport, Kentucky that the City of Newport is in the process of closing out its Community Development Block Grant Recovery (CDBG-R) project. A public hearing will be held in the first floor multi-purpose room of the City Building, 998 Monmouth Street, Newport Kentucky at 11:00 a.m. EST, February 24, 2012. The purpose of this hearing is to review past uses of funds and program performance. Questions or comments about the project may be directed to: Thomas Fromme, City Manager, City of Newport, 998 Monmouth St., Newport, KY 41071; Telephone: (859) 2923666; Toll-free relay service / TDD: 1-800648-6057. The City of Newport does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, or disability, and provides, upon request, reasonable accommoda tion, including auxiliary aids and services, to afford an individual with a disability an equal opportunity to participate in all services, programs, and activities. Any persons requiring special needs assistance to attend and participate in this public hearing should contact Amy Able, the City Clerk, at (859) 292-3666 at least five days prior to the hearing. The TDD number for the hearing impaired is 1800-648-6057 (toll free relay service TDD). Written comments on this project will be received until 11:00 a.m. EST, February 24, 2012. 1001688970

LEGAL NOTICE Application has been received from Good Times Pizzeria, LLC dba Mio’s Pizza, 15 North Fort Thomas Avenue, Fort Thomas, Kentucky 41075, for a Restaurant Liquor Drink, Malt Beverage Retail, and Special Sunday Retail Drink license. The owner of the property is Fowler Properties 1, LLC (Mark Fowler), 1122 Grindstone Court, Union, KY 41091. The application is on file in the office of the Purchasing Agent and will be finally considered at a public hearing which will be conducted on March 5, 2012 at 4:30 p.m. at the Fort Thomas City Building Council Chambers, 130 North Fort Thomas Avenue, Fort Thomas, Kentucky 41075, Jennifer Machesney, ABC Administrator, presiding. Any person having good cause or reason to object to the granting of these licenses may appear before the ABC Administrator and be heard or may also submit written comments prior to the meeting. LEGAL NOTICE The Fort Thomas Independent Schools 2010-11 school and district report cards are now available for review at http://app lications.education.ky .gov/schoolreportcard archive/. Anyone without Internet access may request a printed copy of the report card by contacting the school or district office. 9240 If you’re looking for buyers, you’re in the right neighborhood. Call Community Classified

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Amber McNaughton, 32, and Ronald Sansom III, 34, both of Fort Thomas, issued Dec. 10 Kaylin Vickers, 18, of Edgewood and Daniel Bridewell, 18, of Fort Thomas, issued Jan. 14. Heather Lucas, 19, of Fort Thomas and Kenneth Spaulding, 20, of Lexington, issued Feb. 2. Margaret Diodoardo, 46, of

INVITATION TO BID Date: February 16, 2012

Cincinnati and Michael Carfagno, 49, of Syracuse, issued Feb. 2. Yvette St. Louis, 26, of Brooklyn and Gerard Brennan, 28, of Dublin, issued Feb. 3. Jackie Browning, 37, and Levi Peirson, 27, both of Cincinnati, issue Feb. 3. Candy Foster, 47, of Dayton and James Duffy II, 51, of Fort Thomas, issued Feb. 6.

SEALED BIDS WILL BE RECEIVED AT:

SEALED BIDS WILL BE RECEIVED AT:

Northern Kentucky Water District (Owner) 2835 Crescent Springs Road P.O. Box 18640 Erlanger, Kentucky 41018

Northern Kentucky Water District (Owner) 2835 Crescent Springs Road P.O. Box 18640 Erlanger, Kentucky 41018

UNTIL:

UNTIL: Date:March 6, 2012 Time:10:00 AM (Local Time)

At said place and time, and promptly thereafter, all Bids that have been duly received will be publicly opened and read aloud. The proposed Work is generally described as follows: Construction of approximately 600 linear feet of 6” PVC and 435 linear feet of 8” PVC water main together with the appurtenances and related work along Marian Drive in the City of Lakeside Park, Kenton County, Kentucky. All Bids must be in accordance with the Instructions to Bidders and Contract Documents on file, and available for examination at: Northern Kentucky Water District (Owner) 2835 Crescent Springs Road Erlanger, Kentucky 41018 Or CDS Associates, Inc. 7000 Dixie Highway Florence, Kentucky 41042 Copies of the Bidding Documents may be obtained from the office of CDS Associates, Inc. at the address indicated herein. Charges for all documents obtained will be made on the following basis: Complete

set

of

Charge Documents $ 25.00 (U.S. Mail) (if

Bidding

Mailing and Handling r e q u e s t e d )

$ 15.00

Charges for Bidding Documents and mailing and handling, if applicable, will not be refunded. Bids will be received on a unit price and/or lump sum basis as described in the Contract Documents. Bid security, in the form of a certified check or a Bid Bond (insuring/bonding company shall be rated “A” by AM Best) in the amount of ten percent (10%) of the maximum total bid price, must accompany each Bid. The Successful Bidder will be required to furnish a Construction Payment Bond and a Construction Performance Bond (insuring/bonding company shall be rated “A” by AM Best) as security for the faithful performance of the contract and the payment of all bills and obligations arising from the performance of the Contract. Contractor and all Subcontractors will be required to conform to the labor standards set forth in the Contract Documents. This project does not fall under the provisions of KRS 337.505 to 337.550 for prevailing wage rates. Evaluation of Bids and the awarding of a final contract are subject to the reciprocal preference for Kentucky resident bidders pursuant to KRS 45A490 to 45A.494 and (KAR 200 5:400). Owner reserves the right to reject any or all Bids, including without limitation the right to reject any or all nonconforming, non-responsive, incomplete, unbalanced, or conditional Bids, to waive informalities, and to reject the Bid of any Bidder if Owner believes that it would not be in the best interest of Owner to make an award to that Bidder. Owner also reserves the right to negotiate with the apparent qualified Bidder to such an extent as may be determined by Owner. Minority Bidders are encouraged to bid. Bids shall remain subject to acceptance for 60 days after the day of bid opening or for such longer period of time to which a Bidder may agree in writing upon request of the Owner. If a Contract is to be awarded, the Owner will give the successful Bidder a Notice of Award during the period of time during which the successful Bidder’s bid remains subject to acceptance. Richard Harrison, Vice President of Engineering, Water Quality, & Production Northern Kentucky Water District 1001689580

Latonia Turfway

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859-431-8666 859-647-2160

INVITATION TO BID

Date: February 16, 2012 PROJECT: Alexandria Water Main Replacement Project

February 28, 2012 9:00 AM (Local Time)

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INVITATION TO BID

PROJECT: Marian Drive Water Main Replacement City of Lakeside Park, Kenton County, Kentucky

Date: Time:

Wendy Wray, 51, of Dayton and Nicky Angelo, 54, of Bethlem, issued Feb. 7.

At said place and time, and promptly thereafter, all Bids that have been duly received will be publicly opened and read aloud. The proposed Work is generally described as follows: Approximately 2,500 feet of 8” water main and approximately 1,625 feet of 6” water main on the following Streets in Campbell County, Kentucky , Brookwood Drive, Elmwood Circle, Elmwood Court, Valleyview Circle, Redbud Lane, Oakwood Lane, Acorn Court, and Rose Drive . All Bids must be in accordance with the Instructions to Bidders and Contract Documents on file, and available for examination at: Northern Kentucky Water District (Owner) 2835 Crescent Springs Road Erlanger, Kentucky 41018 Or Bayer Becker Engineering 209 Grandview Drive Fort Mitchell, KY 41017

Date: February 16, 2012 PROJECT: Sanatorium Drive 8-inch Water Main Replacement Project SEALED BIDS WILL BE RECEIVED AT: Northern Kentucky Water District (Owner) 2835 Crescent Springs Road P.O. Box 18640 Erlanger, Kentucky 41018 UNTIL:

Date: Time:

March 6, 2012 9:00 AM (local time)

At said place and time, and promptly thereafter, all Bids that have been duly received will be publicly opened and read aloud. The proposed Work is generally described as follows: Construction of approximately 260 linear feet of 8-inch PVC water main along Sanatorium Drive from Farrell Drive to the meter pit for St. Charles Senior Center together with the appurtenances and related work in the City of Covington, Kenton County, Kentucky. This work will involve some nighttime work to make connections to the existing water mains. All Bids must be in accordance with the Instructions to Bidders and Contract Documents on file, and available for examination at: Northern Kentucky Water District (Owner) 2835 Crescent Springs Road Erlanger, Kentucky 41018 Or Viox & Viox, Inc. 466 Erlanger Road Erlanger, Kentucky 41018]

Copies of the Bidding Documents may be obtained from the office of Bayer Becker Engineering at the address indicated herein. Charges for all documents obtained will be made on the following basis: Charge Complete set of Bidding Documents $ 50.00 Mailing and Handling (U.S. Mail) (if requested) $ 10.00 Mailing and Handling (FED EX) (if requested) $ 15.00

Copies of the Bidding Documents may be obtained from the office of Viox & Viox, Inc. at the address indicated herein. Charges for all documents obtained will be made on the following basis: Charge Complete set of Bidding Documents $ 35.00 Mailing and Handling (U.S. Mail) (if requested) $ 15.00

Charges for Bidding Documents and mailing and handling, if applicable, will not be refunded.

Charges for Bidding Documents and mailing and handling, if applicable, will not be refunded.

Bids will be received on a unit price and/or lump sum basis as described in the Contract Documents.

Bids will be received on a unit price and/or lump sum basis as described in the Contract Documents.

Bid security, in the form of a certified check or a Bid Bond (insuring/bonding company shall be rated “A” by AM Best) in the amount of ten percent (10%) of the maximum total bid price, must accompany each Bid.

Bid security, in the form of a certified check or a Bid Bond (insuring/bonding company shall be rated “A” by AM Best) in the amount of ten percent (10%) of the maximum total bid price, must accompany each Bid.

The Successful Bidder will be required to furnish a Construction Payment Bond and a Construction Performance Bond (insuring/bonding company shall be rated “A” by AM Best) as security for the faithful performance of the contract and the payment of all bills and obligations arising from the performance of the Contract.

The Successful Bidder will be required to furnish a Construction Payment Bond and a Construction Performance Bond (insuring/bonding company shall be rated “A” by AM Best) as security for the faithful performance of the contract and the payment of all bills and obligations arising from the performance of the Contract.

Contractor and all Subcontractors will be required to conform to the labor standards set forth in the Contract Documents. This project falls under the provisions of KRS 337.505 to 337.550 for prevailing wage rates. Evaluation of Bids and the awarding of a final contract are subject to the reciprocal preference for Kentucky resident bidders pursuant to KRS 45A.490 to 45A.494 and (KAR 200 5:400).

Contractor and all Subcontractors will be required to conform to the labor standards set forth in the Contract Documents. This project does not fall under the provisions of KRS 337.505 to 337.550 for prevailing wage rates. Evaluation of Bids and the awarding of a final contract are subject to the reciprocal preference for Kentucky resident bidders pursuant to KRS 45A490 to 45A.494 and (KAR 200 5:400).

Owner reserves the right to reject any or all Bids, including without limitation the right to reject any or all nonconforming, non-responsive, incomplete, unbalanced, or conditional Bids, to waive informalities, and to reject the Bid of any Bidder if Owner believes that it would not be in the best interest of Owner to make an award to that Bidder. Owner also reserves the right to negotiate with the apparent qualified Bidder to such an extent as may be determined by Owner.

Owner reserves the right to reject any or all Bids, including without limitation the right to reject any or all nonconforming, non-responsive, incomplete, unbalanced, or conditional Bids, to waive informalities, and to reject the Bid of any Bidder if Owner believes that it would not be in the best interest of Owner to make an award to that Bidder. Owner also reserves the right to negotiate with the apparent qualified Bidder to such an extent as may be determined by Owner.

Minority Bidders are encouraged to bid.

Minority Bidders are encouraged to bid.

Bids shall remain subject to acceptance for 90 days after the day of bid opening or for such longer period of time to which a Bidder may agree in writing upon request of the Owner. If a Contract is to be awarded, the Owner will give the successful Bidder a Notice of Award during the period of time during which the successful Bidder’s bid remains subject to acceptance.

Bids shall remain subject to acceptance for 60 days after the day of bid opening or for such longer period of time to which a Bidder may agree in writing upon request of the Owner. If a Contract is to be awarded, the Owner will give the successful Bidder a Notice of Award during the period of time during which the successful Bidder’s bid remains subject to acceptance.

Richard Harrison, Vice President of Engineering, Water Quality & Production Northern Kentucky Water District 1001689602

Richard Harrison, Vice President of Engineering, Water Quality, & Production Northern Kentucky Water District 1001689642


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