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All that jazz

The NKU Department of Music and the NKU Jazz Ensemble are proud to present the fifth annual Gordon Brisker Memorial Concert. The concert takes place at 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 24, in Greaves Concert Hall. The Gordon Brisker Memorial Scholarship assists aspiring jazz studies students enrolled at NKU. Donations to the scholarship are accepted in any amount, and are 100 percent tax-free.

Feeling blue

When Gene Thompson was a child growing up in Casey County in Kentucky, he was intrigued enough with music to trade a rifle for his first banjo, which he taught himself to play. Because of his history of music and bluegrass, Thompson started the Northern Kentucky Bluegrass Music Association to have a venue for people to meet and talk about and play what is dear to their hearts – bluegrass music. It also allows the music form a chance to thrive, whereas before it was in danger of dying out. NEWS, A3

That’s odd

The students in the Campbell County High School Drama Club have been busy making a slovenly mess of an apartment set and memorizing comedic lines to make audiences laugh at their three performances of Neil Simon’s “The Odd Couple” Feb. 18-20. The comedy is the second of three plays for the school year in a live training ground where aspiring thespians and students with a passing interest in theater alike, learn by doing both behind the scenes and on stage. SCHOOLS, A4

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A work of heart

Two-hearted Siblings Abby Cook, 9, and Tyler Cook, 9, of Wilder, tie knots around the edges of a stuffed heart pillow craft at the Campbell County Public Library Cold Spring Branch’s Valentine’s Day Party Thursday, Feb. 10.

Firefighter tech aids call response By Chris Mayhew

In the hurry-up world of jumping inside a fire truck or ambulance and responding to an emergency, the need for getting a full picture with details of what is happening from dispatchers is paramount. The Central Campbell Fire District, headquartered in Cold Spring, was was the first department in the county to install an electronic dispatch computer communication program in all its fire trucks and ambulances in the fall of 2010. Since then, the Alexandria Fire District has added similar electronic dispatching equipment, said Sgt. Tim Krebs, who has trained his fellow firefighters on the new program. The Central Campbell Fire District serves Cold Spring, Crestview, Highland Heights and Northern Kentucky University. Now, instead of relying solely on information relayed via radio by the Campbell County Consolidated Dispatch Center’s 911 dispatchers, firefighters and ambulance crews are receiving typed information directly from the dispatcher that’s often more detailed and saves time, Krebs said. “If I miss the address or something, I don’t have to call her (a dispatcher) three times,” Krebs said.

Central Campbell Fire District Sgt. Tim Krebs receives detailed information directly from 911 dispatchers on a mobile data terminal mounted inside a fire truck. Cutting down on radio traffic is especially important when there’s something going on like two different fires in the county at once, and the dispatchers are busy with those calls, he said. Sometimes there is a piece of essential information for the emergency responders in the text that’s not in the radio call, he said. If a person hurt their leg or back, finding out it was because they were on a horse when the injury happened helps determine how they’ll respond, Krebs said. There are also details that often

can’t be released over the radio for privacy reasons including phone numbers, where a person hides a key or what the garage door code is to avoid breaking a door down, he said. The days of 911 dispatchers relaying information to emergency responders over the radio isn’t gone though, Krebs said. A second means of dispatching can help a fire district’s Insurance Service Office (I.S.O.) rating that insurance companies look at when determining fire insurance rates, he said. Installing the new dispatching program happened after the fire department took three years installing mobile data terminals in all equipment, Krebs said.

County will do state HVAC inspections By Chris Mayhew

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Central Campbell Fire District Sgt. Tim Krebs receives detailed information directly from 911 dispatchers on a mobile data terminal mounted inside a fire truck.

Implementation of a new state law requiring inspection of all new heating and air conditioning systems starting on Jan. 1, has led Campbell County to authorize its existing inspectors to perform the the service and collect the associ-

ated fees that will go into the county’s general fund. The inspections are for all new Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) systems installed, and for the replacement of certain parts, said Peter Klear, director of planning and zoning for Campbell County. Replacement parts requiring an

inspection include the condensing unit or fan coil chiller on an air conditioner and a heat pump on a furnace, Klear said. Routine repairs for HVAC units do not require an inspection, he said. State inspectors will send the fees they collect to the Kentucky

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Bellevue City Council has voted in favor of requiring residents to wrap insect-infested material in plastic bags before putting it out for trash collection. The council unanimously passed an ordinance, which says residents cannot put items including mattresses, box springs, furniture or other “rubbish” infested with insects like bedbugs or fleas out for trash collection before wrapping the items in plastic bags. The ordinance came about in an effort to protect other residents, city workers and employees of CSI Waste Management, who collects trash for the city, and to keep infestations from spreading said Terry Baute, the city’s code enforcement officer. When items are infested CSI won’t pick them up, meaning city workers must do it, Baute said. “This ordinance would help protect those workers,” Baute said. “We’re trying to make it easy on our residents and keep the bedbugs from getting rampant.” The city has already purchased plastic bags that are big enough to fit a king-sized mattress that will be sold to residents at cost, which is $2, and are available at the city building, 616 Poplar St. The council has also heard the first reading of an ordinance that, if passed at the next council meeting Wednesday, March 9, would require residents to wrap any upholstered furniture, mattresses, pillows, cushions, box springs and similar items. City Attorney Paul Alley said requiring that all items, infested or not, be wrapped would help the city avoid issues with the first ordinance. Councilman Steve Guidugli said, at some point, a resident could say they didn’t know the item was infested and not wrap it. The second ordinance would also prevent CSI from refusing to take something they think may be infested, said City Administrator Keith Spoelker. “Other cities are going this route,” Spoelker said. “Dayton and Covington require that everything be wrapped.” For more about your community, visit

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state,” he said. The inspection fees for one- or two-family residential houses are $75 for the first system inspected, and a $50 fee for each additional HVAC system that needs to be inspected. For commercial customers, the fees range from $75 for inspecting an HVAC system valued at $2,000 or less to the maximum fee of $3,450 for inspecting any system valued at $1.5 million or more. Systems valued

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does have two Level 3 certified HVAC inspectors already on staff, the highest certification level in the state, so it’s an advantage to have inspectors in the county, Klear said. There is only one state HVAC inspector covering an eight county region for Northern Kentucky, so the county can be more responsive to permit requests, he said. “We’re here, and we can offer these services fast, and that is good for economic development,” Klear said. Campbell County Judgeexecutive Steve Pendery said at the Feb. 2 Fiscal Court meeting that the county isn’t entirely comfortable with the state mandate because of the $75 minimum cost per inspection that will be incurred for residents and businesses. The Fiscal Court unanimously approved the state fee schedule at the meeting, which allows the

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Gene Thompson keeps bluegrass thriving By Patricia A. Scheyer Community Recorder Contributor

When Gene Thompson was a child growing up in Casey County in Kentucky, he was intrigued enough with music to trade a rifle for his first banjo, which he taught himself to play. When he moved to Northern Kentucky in 1948, he gradually realized that there were “too many banjo

Music Association to have a venue for people to meet and talk about and play what is dear to their hearts – bluegrass music. It also allows the music form a chance to thrive, whereas before it was in danger of dying out. “We are a nonprofit group, and last year we offered a $1,000 scholarship to a second-year student at the Kentucky School of Blue-

pickers in this area.” So he switched to the mandolin, again teaching himself to play the instrument. “I’ve been in bluegrass a long time,” Thompson said with a shake of his head. “There’s just nothing like bluegrass. It gets in your blood.” Because of his history of music and bluegrass, Thompson started the Northern Kentucky Bluegrass


Gene Thompson of Hebron plays his mandolin with his band, Crossroads, at Willis Music Saturday night.

grass and Traditional Music, which is in Hyden, Ky.,” said Pamela Messer, president of the NKBMA. “But this year, we decided that because Gene is our founding father, and he has done so much to further bluegrass music in this area that we decided the scholarship should be named after him.” Saturday night at Willis Music in Florence, a concert was held featuring Gene Thompson’s band, Crossroads, as well as Hayloft as part of the Woodsong Coffee House events that Rick Fuchs organizes several Saturdays a month at his store. During a break in the music, Messer presented Thompson with a plaque mentioning all the contributions Thompson has made to preserve bluegrass music in this area, and officially renaming the scholarship. “Without Gene there wouldn’t be a NKBGA, there wouldn’t be a scholarship or this partnership with Willis Music, and the concerts filmed for Woodsong by the production company Heaven’s Mark,” said Messer. “He is our founding father, and we want to acknowledge all he’s done.”

Thompson, who now lives in Hebron, was characteristically shy about receiving the award, joking that he got this far in music by being careful. “I thank you all for this,” he said, waving the plaque. “You know, most people my age have done quit playing, period, but I won’t quit. I love it too much.” For more information on the NKBMA, visit or call Pamela Messer at 859-9915197.

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Students work overtime at being ‘Odd’ By Chris Mayhew

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The students in the Campbell County High School Drama Club has been busy making a slovenly mess of an apartment set and memorizing comedic lines to make audiences laugh at their three performances of Neil Simon’s “The Odd Couple” Feb. 18-20. The comedy is the second of three performances for the school year in a live training ground where aspiring thespians and students with a passing interest in theater alike, learn by doing both behind the scenes and on stage. The “Odd Couple” comedy was first written for the stage, and later became the foundation for a popular 1970s television show and movie about “Oscar,” a bachelor who doesn’t pick up after himself, gaining a roommate after his friend “Felix,” a neat freak gets kicked out of his house by his wife. The drama club’s set and costumes were still yet to be finalized on what was supposed to be the first dress rehearsal Friday, Feb. 11. Joseph Bertucci, drama teacher and director said the costumes and set, complete with empty pizza boxes and bottles in the bachelor apartment, will be ready by showtime Feb. 18. “Just today we added all the

Tickets to the Campbell County High School Drama Club’s performances of “The Odd Couple” by Neil Simon will cost $7 per person. Times are at 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 18 and Saturday, Feb. 19; and at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 20. To buy tickets online or for more information click here.


Alexandria residents Andrew Bishop, left, as Oscar, and Jordan Egan, right, as Felix, have a roommates’ argument in Friday, Feb. 11 rehearsal of a scene for Campbell County High School Drama’s production of “The Odd Couple” scheduled for three performances between Feb. 18-20. ‘trash,’” Bertucci said. “I don’t know, I was just looking at it and thinking we need more.” The student performers have had to learn a lot about comedic timing, and also about holding their stage presence because the two main characters are on stage

in scenes together without others for a long time, he said. “They’ve had to learn a lot about memorization and ways to keep energy up, and keep scenes moving,” Bertucci said. Andrew Bishop, a junior, of Alexandria is portraying Oscar,

and Jordan Egan, a senior, of Alexandria is in character as Felix. They will act out a majority of the scenes on stage without other characters. Bishop said he and Egan have stayed extra hours going over their lines with the drama teacher

to learn their lines. With all the clutter in the apartment, and lots of props to pick up scenes, there are a lot of things to memorize that there won’t be a cue for, Bishop said. Egan said he’s had to work hard to get into the character of Felix the neat freak because he’s more like Oscar the slob. “My room looks exactly like Oscar’s apartment, if not worse,” Egan said. For Tyler Crowder, a junior, of Alexandria, playing the role of “Murray” is his first time back on stage since he was in eighth grade. A center and tackle on the football team, Crowder said he enjoys being involved in the theater again. “I’ve always been very dramatic, plus a lot of my friends are involved,” he said. For more about your community, visit

Foundation prepares for dancing in disguise By Amanda Joering Alley

The Fort Thomas Education Foundation is going incognito for their annual dance later this month. After having various decade themes for the past several years, dance organizers decided to go with something a little different this year with an incognito themed dance, said Becci Haas, who does public relations for the dance. “We are trying to make the theme broad to allow for a lot of different kinds of costumes,” Haas said. “About 50 to 75 percent of the people who come to the dance come dressed up.” Haas said she hopes the incognito theme will get people talking about their undercover disguise costumes. “It will be interesting to see what people come up with,” Haas said. The dance, which had more than 700 attendees last year and raised more than $40,000, is held to raise funds for the foundation’s teacher grants. Through the grant program, teachers from any of the district’s five schools can apply for funds for everything from technology equipment to musical instruments, Haas said.

Lisa Birkley, who teaches at Highlands High School, said the foundation has been supportive of the school’s journalism program throughout the years. “They have provided us with grants for new computers, the latest software and several cameras,” Birkley said. Birkley said the things the foundation has provided were necessary for her to teach her students about publishing, photography and journalism. “My students have left our district with skills far beyond what I could have given them if the foundation had not come through for us,” Birkley said. “We have had many students go in the field of communication because we had the proper equipment to give them a solid foundation in the technology aspect of communications.” This year’s dance is from 8 p.m. to midnight Saturday, Feb. 26, at the Newport Syndicate, 18 East 5th Street, in Newport, and will feature music by the Karate Girls. Tickets, which are $30 if purchased by Friday, Feb. 18, and $40 if purchased after, are available on the foundation’s website, For more about your community, visit


The students of Newport Central Catholic have officially kicked-off their 2011 Mulch Sale. Each NCC family has set a goal of selling 100 bags of mulch (150 bags for families with more than one child in school). Proceeds will benefit the entire NCC family (school budget, Parent Alumni Club, & Boosters). Students are selling Black Platinum, Premium Cypress or Pine Straw Mulch. Orders can be made online at or order forms are available at, or in the school office. Delivery will begin Saturday, March 26.

Spelling bee

Jeffrey Strickley will be representing Southgate Independent School as well as the city at the WCPO Final Regional Bee. The regional Jeffrey Strickley spelling bee is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 19, at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center in Cincinnati. The champion of the Final Regional Bee and one parent will receive an expenses-paid trip to Washington D.C. to compete in the 2011 Scripps National Spelling Bee Strickley is in the seventh grade at Southgate Independent.


Southgate pre-school teacher Donna Stinson (left) serves salad to Lois Fannin, the vice-president of the Educational Foundation.

Spaghetti dinner helps support school By Amanda Joering Alley

Since 1999, the Southgate Educational Foundation has been a fundraising arm for the Southgate Independent Schools. President Dwain Bowling said it was then that the state began mandating technology that Southgate, a small, one-school district, couldn’t afford. “They started mandating this technology, but not funding it,” Bowling said. “When you have a little school like Southgate, you have little money to spend on new things.” So a group of residents, ranging from long-time teachers to city officials to concerned community members, formed the foundation to help. “We are here to help provide things the school can’t afford that we feel contributes to the children’s education,” Bowling said. Through the years, the foundation has donated funds for a variety of things including technology needs, furniture for the school, books and the Girls on the Run program. These funds, in large part,


Samantha Bowling with Lady Bug Face Painting paints the face of Malachi Bowen. come from the foundation’s annual spaghetti dinner, which took place Friday, Feb 4. For the past several years, Newport restaurant Pompilios has catered the event, giving the school a great price, said Bowling. “They have just been great,” Bowling said. “The fact that they’re willing to do this for Southgate school really means a lot to everyone here.” Joe Bristo, the general manager at Pompilios, said when the restaurant was contacted and asked about doing the yearly dinner, they were happy to help.


Micah Hutchinson, 22 months, enjoys some spaghetti and cake at the Southgate Educational Foundation's annual spaghetti dinner at the Southgate Community Center. “This is a local cause that we’re glad to be contributing to,” Bristo said. “This is a great way for us to advertise our business while also helping the school.” Bowling said the dinner usually brings in a couple thousand dollars every year, which the foundation uses to get matching grant money whenever possible. For more about your community, visit


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Kolbe named dean of NKU business college u n i q u e courses, course content and program pedagogy. Previously, he served Kent Kolbe State as associate professor and assistant professor. Prior to his tenure at Kent State, Kolbe served as assistant professor at Washington State University (1988-92) and the University of Missouri (1984-88). He also served as an instructor at UC in 1984. Kolbe received his Ph.D. in Business Administration from the University of Cincinnati in 1984; a Master of Business Administration from UC in 1983; a M.S. in Marketing from UC in 1982; a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Nebraska at Omaha in 1980; and an Associate of Applied Science from Niagara County Community College in 1975. He has published numerous journal articles pertaining to such topics as advertising practices to children, measuring sports team loyalty, gender portrayals in TV

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Local Residents in Amazement Yesterday As Collectors Provide A Stimulus Package to Florence! By KEN MCINTOSH STAFF WRITER ICCA will be placing ads in newspapers, radio and running television spots this week asking people to bring in any old silver and gold coins made before 1965. Those that do bring in their coins will be able to speak with collectors one on one and have their coins looked at with an expert set of eyes. With the help of these ICCA members offers will be made to those that have coins made before 1965. Offers will be made based on silver or gold content and the rarity of the coins. All coins made before 1965 will be examined and purchased including gold coins, silver coins, silver dollars, all types of nickels and pennies, Those that decide to sell their coins will be paid on the spot. If you are like a lot of people you might have a few old coins or even a coffee can full lying around. If you have ever wondered what they are worth now might be your chance to find out and even sell them if you choose. They could be worth a lot according to the International Coin Collectors Association also known as ICCA. Collectors will pay a fortune for some coins and currency for their collections. If they are rare enough one coin could be worth over $100,000 according to Eric Helms coin collector and ICCA member. One ultra rare dime an 1894S Barber sold for a record $1.9 million to a collector in July of 2007. While that is an extreme example many rare and valuable coins are stashed away in dresser drawers or lock boxes around the country. The ICCA and its collector members have organized a traveling event in search of all types of coins and currency. Even common coins can be worth a significant amount due to the high price of silver and gold. says Helms, even Washington quarters and Roosevelt dimes and worth many times their face value. Recent silver markets have driven the price up on even common coins made of silver. Helms explains: all half dollars, quarter and dimes made before 1965 contain 90% silver and are sought after any time silver prices rise. Right now it’s a sellers market he said.

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The rarest coins these collectors are looking for include $20, $10, $5 and $2 1/2 gold coins and any coin made before 1850. These coins always bring big premiums according to the ICCA. Silver dollars are also very sought after nowadays. Other types of items the ICCA will be purchasing during this event include U.S. currency, gold bullion, investment gold, silver bars, silver rounds, proof sets, etc. Even foreign coins are sought after and will be purchased. Also at this event anyone can sell their gold jewelry, dental gold or anything made of gold on the spot. Gold is currently trading at over $1,100.00 per ounce near an all time high. Bring anything you think might be gold and the collectors will examine, test and price it for free. If you decide to sell you will be paid on the spot – it has been an unknown fact that coin dealers have always paid more for jewelry and scrap gold than other jewelers and pawn brokers. So whether you have one coin you think might be valuable or a large collection you recently inherented you can talk to these collectors for free and if your lucky you may have a rarity worth thousands. Either way there is nothing to lose and it sounds like fun! For more information on this event visit the ICCA website at


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The week at Highlands

• The Highlands girls basketball team beat Holmes 7039, Feb. 7. Highlands’ topscorer was Ava Abner with 12 points. On Feb. 11, Highlands beat Lloyd 69-33. Highlands’ top-scorers were Allie Conner and Leah Schaefer with 17 points. • In boys basketball, Highlands beat Holy Cross 56-54, Feb. 9. Highlands’ top-scorer was Jack Stewart with 26 points. On Feb. 10, Highlands beat Owen County 56-34. Highlands’ top-scorer was Jack Stewart with 18 points. On Feb. 11, Highlands beat Lloyd 57-51. Highlands was led by Stewart with 13 points. • In boys diving, Highlands placed fourth with a score of 15 in the regional tournament. Highlands’ Evan Duckworth placed fourth with a score of 456.20, and Alex Ivey placed ninth with a score of 269.35. • In girls diving, Highlands placed first with a score of 26 in the regional tournament, Feb. 11. Highlands’ Carly Hill placed first with a score of 492.65. Bouras placed fifth with a score of 368.85.

The week at Campbell

• The Simon Kenton girls basketball team beat Campbell County 61-49, Feb. 7. Kaitlin Siegmundt led Campbell with 16 points. On Feb. 11, Campbell County beat Bourbon County 72-46. Campbell County’s top-scorer was Kelsey Miller with 17 points. • In boys basketball, Campbell County beat Simon Kenton 59-57, Feb. 8. Campbell’s top-scorer was Nate Losey with 21 points. • In girls diving, Campbell County placed fifth with a score of 11 in the regional tournament, Feb. 11. Campbell’s Smith placed seventh with a score of 312.90, and Baker placed 10th with a score of 275.45. • The Campbell County boys wrestling team advanced to state after placing second with a score of 235-50 in the sixth regionals, Feb. 12. Campbell’s Yenter beat Walton-Verona’s Brown in a 13-2 major decision; and Franck beat Boone County’s Jones 8-6 in overtime.

The week at Dayton

• The Dayton boys basketball team beat Heritage 70-50, Feb. 8. Dayton’s top-scorer was Thomas Rogg with 25 points. On Feb. 11, Calvary Christian beat Dayton 50-47. Dayton’s top-scorer was Ben Schoultheis with 16 points. • In girls basketball, Dayton beat Calvary Christian 3833, Feb. 10. Dayton’s topscorer was Sarah Schoultheis with 13 points.

The week at Brossart

• In boys basketball Feb. 9, Scott beat Bishop Brossart 61-49. Brossart’s Zach Fardo was the team’s top-scorer with 14 points. • The Bishop Brossart girls basketball team beat Newport 70-30, Feb. 9. Brossart’s topscorer was Futscher with 13 points. Newport’s top-scorer was Jamie Harrison with seven points. On Feb. 11, Brossart beat Montgomery County 61-47. Brossart’s top-scorer was Futscher with 16 points. On Feb. 12, Brossart beat Bracken County 60-54. Brossart’s top-scorer was Stadtmiller with 25 points. • The Brossart wrestling pteam placed 12th with a score of 37 in sixth region, Feb. 12.

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Hill, Downard win regional diving titles By James Weber

A fraction of a point is nothing in diving scoring. If a judge gives a diver a 6.5 instead of a 6.0 for instance, that diver can gain roughly a point depending on the difficulty of the dive. One judge’s mark somewhere along the way was all Carly Hill needed to win her first regional diving championship. The Highlands Middle School eighth-grader, representing Highlands High School varsity, claimed the Region 4 girls diving title Feb. 11 at Scott High School. “I tried to stay consistent with all my dives, stay focused,” she said. “I tried to do everything the best I could.” Hill scored a personalbest 492.65 points to beat Ryle High School junior Meredith Brownell by less than a point. Brownell, the defending regional champ,


The top six medalists in the girls diving championships at the Region 4 meet Feb. 11. Front row, from left: Bridget Fallis (Scott), Sydney Bouras (Highlands). Top row: Carly Hill (Highlands, regional champ), Meredith Brownell (Ryle), Carly Scheper (NDA), Madison Rylee (Beechwood). was second at state last year. Hill will compete in her third state meet Feb. 24-26

at the University of Louisville. She was fifth in last year’s state meet. “I’ll go there and just do

the best I can,” she said. Hill had her biggest dives at regionals later in the competition. On three different dives, she had three 8’s which counted in the scoring (the highest and lowest marks of the five judges are thrown out for each dive). Sydney Bouras was fifth for Highlands. Evan Duckworth finished fourth in boys diving. Alex Ivey was ninth. Both will compete at state. Overall, Highlands was fifth in the boys meet and third in girls. Conner Downard won the 200 freestyle in 1:47.15 and was second in the 500 free. Bennett Paradis was sixth in the 100 free. Highlands was sixth in the 200 free relay with Downard, Paradis, Mayson Hurtt and Nathan Merkle. The Bluebirds were fourth in the 400 free relay with Hurtt, Paradis, Merkle and Downard. Highlands was fifth in

the girls 200 medley relay with Victoria Englert, Katherine Redden, Emma Newton and Rachel Schack. They were fourth in the 200 free relay with Madeline Huber, Beth Ann Griffith, Shelby Whitt and Natalie Schultz. They were third in the 400 free relay with Huber, Griffith, Redden and Schultz. Redden was sixth in the 200 free and fifth in the 500 free. Schultz was fifth in the 50 free and the 100 free, just ahead of teammate Griffith, who was sixth in the 100 free. Englert was sixth in the 100 back. Alexis Smith and Ally Baker finished in the top 10 in girls diving for Campbell County. Both divers advanced to the state meet as the only qualifiers for the Camels. See more sports coverage at presspreps

Yenter, Franck win titles for Camels By James Weber

Garth Yenter knows what it’s like to be a state wrestling runner-up. The Campbell County High School junior hopes to have the experience of a champion when he tries for the title at 103 pounds Feb. 17-19 in Frankfort. Yenter rolled to the Region 6 championship at 103 Feb. 12 at WaltonVerona. He won two matches by fall then beat WaltonVerona’s Clay Brown 13-2 in the final. Yenter was ranked first in the state coming in, and Brown third. “I wrestled well in the second and third period. The first period I was a little sluggish,” Yenter said. “Once I settled down, I did pretty well. I just tried to show everyone I’m ready to go for the state tournament.” Yenter is 21-1 for the season. He lost 10-0 in last year’s state final to Brock Ervin of Union County, who is at 112 this year. “I’m hoping it’s different than last year,” Yenter said. “Having the experience being in the state finals last year will help me be ready to go. I’ve been there and know what to expect.” The Camels finished second to Ryle in the Region 6 meet with 235.5 points to 317 for Ryle. Campbell qualified 10 wrestlers overall to the state meet. “I thought we had a good weekend,” Camels head coach Mike Bankemper said. “Our goal was all 14, but you can’t complain about 10. We’ll take what we have


Campbell County senior Eric Spahr (top) and Walton-Verona freshman Dru Schroer wrestle at 145 pounds Feb. 12 during the Region 6 wrestling championships at Walton-Verona.

down to the state meet. If we have another good weekend, we’ll show real well at state.” Campbell had six finalists and 10 qualifiers overall to the state meet Feb. 17-19 at the Frankfort Convention Center. The Camels book-ended their titles as junior Mason Franck won the 285-pound championship, the last contested, after Yenter’s win started off the finals session. Franck won 8-6 in overtime over Boone County’s Martin Jones. The Camels lost four other finals, two to Ryle. Sean Fausz was runnerup at 119 and is 51-7. Paul Hamilton was second at 130 after being seeded fifth. He is 37-16. Corbin Woods (135) is 22-9. Eric Spahr was second at 145 and is 35-5. Third-placers included Brian Spahr, who finished third at 112. A seventhgrader, Spahr went 4-1 in the tournament and is 11-3


Newport senior Justin Roberts (right) and Ryle senior Caleb Lonkard wrestle at 145 pounds Feb. 12 during the Region 6 wrestling championships at Walton-Verona.


Campbell County junior Garth Yenter and Ryle sophomore Dallas Pruett (bottom) wrestle at 103 pounds Feb. 12 during the Region 6 wrestling championships at Walton-Verona. overall after joining the varsity lineup in February. Kent Bachman was third at 140. He was 4-1 in the meet and is 35-17 overall. Zach Fryer was fourth at 125 and is 33-19 overall. Freshman Dustin Turner finished fourth at 152 and is 27-24 for the season. Eric Spahr is the lone senior in the group. “We’re really young,” Bankemper said. “We have one senior and two middleschoolers. We have a couple of good years ahead of us.” Newport qualified five wrestlers to the state meet, its highest total ever. Newport was sixth in the team standings. Senior Daryl Lynch finished second at 189. He is 36-5 and ranked 14th in the state. Senior Justin Roberts finished third at 145. He was 4-1 in the tourney and is 244 for the season. Jamie Oroke was third at 152. After a loss to Campbell County’s Dustin Turner, he won four straight matches in the consolation bracket including a rematch against Turner. Oroke is 25-7 for the


Bishop Brossart senior Ryan Lloyd (left) and Campbell County sophomore Travis Statmiller wrestle at 160 pounds Feb. 12 during the Region 6 wrestling championships at Walton-Verona. season, Senior Jacob Whaley was fourth at 171. He is 30-12 for the season. Freshman Jacob Brett was fourth at 119. Unseeded going in, he defeated three opponents in the consolation bracket after losing in the first round to Ryle’s T.J. Ruschell, the eventual champ. Brett has a 19-16 record, and is also the first

wrestler in Newport history to qualify for the youth, middle school and high school state championships. Bishop Brossart had two qualifiers for the state meet. Colton Boesch was runner-up at 152 and is 31-10 overall. Jesse Orth was fourth at 145. He won four matches in the tourney and is 26-20 overall.


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BRIEFLY The week at Silver Grove

• The Scott boys basketball team beat Silver Grove 8935, Feb. 7. Silver Grove’s topscorer was Jeremy Hammons with 19 points. Silver Grove beat Ludlow 58-54, Feb. 8. Silver Grove’s top-scorer was Hammons with 24 points. On Feb. 11, Silver Grove beat Heritage 67-53. Hammons led Silver Grove with 20 points.

The week at Bellevue

• The Villa Madonna girls basketball team beat Bellevue 61-45, Feb. 7. Bellevue’s topscorer was Kaylynn Dill with 12 points. On Feb. 9, Calvary beat Bellevue 64-57. Brittany Bohn led Bellevue with 18 points. On Feb. 10, Bellevue beat Ludlow 56-54 in overtime. Bellevue’s top-scorers were Bohn and Taylor McIntyre with 15 points teach. On Feb. 12, Holy Cross beat Bellevue 68-41. Bellevue’s top-scorer was Brittany Bohn with 10 points. • In boys basketball, Villa Madonna beat Bellevue 64-59, Feb. 8. Bellevue’s top-scorer was Brandon Hoffman with 24 points. The Ludlow boys basketball team beat Bellevue 62-53, Feb. 11. Bellevue’s top-scorer was D.J. Slater with 24 points.

The week at Newport

• The St. Henry boys basketball team beat Newport 5949, Feb. 9. St. Henry’s topscorer was Zach Barnett with 22 points. On Feb. 11, Newport beat Walton-Verona 63-62. Newport’s top-scorer was Travis Jones with 16 points. • On Feb. 11, Calvary beat Newport 61-36. Newport’s top-scorer was Margaret Faison with 11 points. • The Newport wrestling team placed sixth with a score of 91 in the sixth region, Feb. 12. Newport’s Roberts beat Bishop Brossart’s Orth 6-4 in overtime; and Oroke beat Campbell County’s Turner 8-2.

The week at NewCath

• The Newport Central Catholic boys basketball team beat Holmes 60-53, Feb. 10. NewCath’s top-scorer was Jake Giesler with 21 points. On Feb. 12, NewCath beat Beechwood 59-41. NewCath’s top-scorer was Brady Hightchew with 24 points. • In girls basketball, Newport Central Catholic beat Notre Dame 55-53, Feb. 11. NewCath’s top-scorer was Nicole Kiernan with 21 points. Newport Central Catholic beat Dixie Heights 62-12. NewCath’s top-scorer was Hannah Thiem with 13 points.

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Healthy Stewart lifts Highlands hoops By James Weber

Jack Stewart is still working on getting into top basketball condition. The Highlands senior center still had plenty of energy to sprint the length of the court for a game-winning tip-in Feb. 8 at Holy Cross. The buzzer-beater gave him 26 points on the night and a 56-54 win for the Bluebirds. “It’s awesome. It’s a great feeling,” he said. “It’s a big momentum shift to get a big win like this on the road. Hopefully we can carry this into districts.” The winning play came as Holy Cross set up for the winning shot with less than 10 seconds to go. Highlands senior forward Ryan Egan deflected a pass in the lane. Senior guard Conor Crowley took the ball and dribbled up the middle of the court. With a Holy Cross defender back, Crowley missed a short bank shot, but Stewart was there for the follow at the buzzer. “Ryan got it to Conor, and he went to the rim,” Stewart said. “They made him alter his shot a bit, and I was there for the tip. We


Highlands senior Jack Stewart looks to pass against Holy Cross Feb. 8. Highlands won 56-54. work on the tip play all the time.” It was Stewart’s fourth game since returning to the lineup from a back injury, a fracture to the L-5 vertebra. He has missed 12 games. His absence has been part of the reason Highlands has struggled this season.

Not only is he a veteran on a team filled with players new to varsity experience, but his post skills make him one of the best in the region. With Stewart, Highlands also beat Owen County and Lloyd to improve to 12-13 through Feb. 14.

Against Holy Cross, Stewart was one point off his career high. He was 9of-13 from the field and added four blocked shots and six rebounds. Highlands was a phenomenal 22-of-32 from the floor (69 percent) for the game. “We’ve missed him and now he’s trying to make up for lost time,” Highlands head coach Mike Flynn said. “Having our best player on the floor really gives them confidence. He draws so much attention when he’s in the lane.” Stewart averages 13 points a game and shoots 53 percent. Crowley averages 12.6 points a game and has made 33 threepointers. He had 13 points against HC, but impressed Flynn more with 13 rebounds, all on the defensive end. Junior Patrick Towles averages 10 points and six rebounds a game for Highlands, and had six points against HC. “It was a huge win for us to beat them here,” Flynn said. “They’ve beaten some people. I’m proud of our kids. They stuck to the game plan.” The game plan was staying aggressive against Holy

Cross’ full-court pressure. “We’re good at running up the floor,” Stewart said. “Move the ball quickly, swinging the ball around and playing as a team.” Highlands committed 23 turnovers in the game, which Flynn said has been a seasonlong concern. The turnovers allowed Holy Cross to come back from a 15-point deficit in the second half and have a chance to win the game at the end. “We need to take care of the basketball,” Flynn said. “Sometimes they do things too quickly. For a lot of these players, it’s their first year playing significant varsity ball.” The Bluebirds have battled injuries to several players all year. Highlands hosts Scott Feb. 15 and East Carter Feb. 18. The Bluebirds hope to keep their momentum going through that stretch. “We’ve overcome a lot of adversity and we’re prepared for it,” Stewart said. “We’re a family. We just have to stay focused and prepared, be a step ahead mentally.” See more sports coverage at presspreps

N. Kentucky Hall of Fame induction set for Feb. 16 The Northern Kentucky Sports Hall of Fame inducted new members Feb. 16 at Villa Hills Civic Club. • Homer Rice, Fort Thomas – He began his athletic career at Highland Heights High School playing for the Bluebirds from 1941-1945. Rice was an all-state quarterback, all conference basketball guard, and track champions. Rice was credited for inventing the triple-option offense. His high school coaching record was 102-9-7. Later Rice became assistant coach at the University of Kentucky, head coach for the University of Cincinnati, and athletic director for the University of Houston. In 1978, Rice became head coach for the Cincinnati Bengals. The National Collegiate Athletic Association has established the Homer Rice Award, the highest honor it bestows. Homer Rice is honored to be nominated for this award. • Howard “Duke” Schneider, Fort Thomas –Schneider was a four-year starter in football, three-year starter in basketball and co-captain of the football and basketball team where he earned 12 athletic letters.

In football, he earned All Conference, All Greater Cincinnati and All State. He made the cover of regional sports magazine, “Southern States Sports.” • Matt “Gabby” Giesler, Fort Thomas – Giesler participated in basketball and baseball where he has been a player, coach and league director for the knothole and elementary basketball team. Giesler played for St. Thomas High School basketball under Coach Bill Aker. He was named most valuable player, Ninth allregion, all-time steals at St. Thomas, according to stat man Rick Meyers. More of his achievements consisted of 1,100 scored points, second in school history in field goal percentages. Giesler played baseball at Northern Kentucky University where he was first-team all-region, second-team allAmerican, played in the college World Series, and allregion at Great Lakes. • Christofield “Andy” Andrew, Ludlow – Andrew’s athletic career began at Bellevue High School in 1953 where he was a pitcher/catcher. He took his team to become district champions. He played as pitcher and catcher during his four years at Transylvania Col-

lege in Lexington, Ky. During this time he was named MVP in his junior season with a 5-1 record. He was also the pitcher during their win against Eastern Kentucky University, and Louisville University; which are two really great teams. He later became Ludlow High School’s head coach, where they became district champs in 1971. He was named athletic director of Twenhofel Junior High in 1961. During 1970s he coach for Ludlow High School. He coached at Newport Elementary and high school. He took his fourthgrade team to become league champions, and the junior varsity to district and regional tournaments. He was named athletic director at Scott High School where he was in charge of 19 different sports for boys and girls. Numerous head and assistant coaches, under his direction, were inducted into the Scott High School Athletic Hall Of Fame in 2003. • Other nominees included Jeff Berkemeir, Hebron, a Ludlow High School three sports starter, and Carl “Milt” Hafele, Louisville, who played basketball at St. Thomas High School and Thomas More College.


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The Northern Kentucky Sports Hall of Fame inducted new members in January. Front row, from left: inductees Ralph Carr, Todd Asalon, Doug Miller and Tim Rogers. Top row: Board member Tom Berns, Charlie Taylor (accepting for Leo Foster), guest speaker John Popovich, inductee Larry Luebbers, board member Jack Aynes. The next induction ceremony is Feb. 16 at the Villa Hills Civic Club.

NCC to host induction ceremony Feb. 19 Newport Central Catholic High School will hold an induction ceremony for its 11th class of inductees into the Athletic Hall of Fame at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 19, in the gymnasium. The following inductees are: Frank Emmerich, ’58; Margie Ruschman Barth, ’77; Tony Sandfoss, ’79; Steve Kroger, ’83; Nick Pangallo, ’88; and Ronny Dawn, ’01. Also being honored as the “Team of Distinction” are the founding fathers of the Newport Central Catholic Athletic Boosters Club.

NCC will award the Coach Jim Connor Award to Chuck Faust, ’62, and the Fr. John Hegenauer Community Service Award to Mike Desmond. Social hour will start at 6 p.m., followed by dinner and the induction ceremony at 7 p.m. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at the school office before Saturday, Feb. 12. Sponsorships for the event are $250 and include 10 tickets. Sponsors will be listed in the program. Call Tessy B. Krebs at 859-292-0001.

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Kings Soccer Academy

Town & County Sports & Health Club will start the next session of First Kick on Wednesday, March 2, and Thursday, March 3. The program is for boys and girls, ages 3-5. The session will run 10-10:45 a.m. Wednesdays or 1-1:45 p.m. Thursdays. The cost of the six-week program is $64 per participant. The camp is headed by Roby Stahl, a USSF A license and National Youth licensed coach. To register visit

KSA Soccer Strike Schools

The Striker School will host two spring soccer sessions to teach attacking methods and problem solving in all areas of the field. Session one, for ages 6-10, will be 4-5 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, starting

Wednesday, March 2, and will run to March 30. Session two, for ages 1115, will be 4-5 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, starting Thursday, March 3, and run through March 31. The cost per session is $125 per player. Striker staff have experience at all levels of soccer. To register visit

NKSHOF Knothole Exhibit

The Northern Kentucky Sports Hall of Fame (NKSHOF) Knothole Exhibit will run Saturday, March 19, to Sunday, June, 5 at the Behringer-Crawford Museum, 1600 Montague Road, Devou Park, Covington. The exhibit will honor knothole and the persons who brought significant achievements in Northern Kentucky knothole. Admission is $7; $6 for seniors; $4 for ages 3-17; and free

for museum members. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. TuesdaySaturday; and 1-5 p.m. Sunday. Visit or call 859-4914003.

Spring basketball leagues

Town & Country Sports & Health Club will host a men’s spring Tuesday/Thursday night basketball league, a women’s Wednesday basketball league and a men’s spring Sunday night basketball league. All leagues will be at its facility, 1018 Town Drive in Wilder. The men’s Tuesday/Thursday night league will begin April 5; the women’s Wednesday league will begin April 6; and the men’s Sunday Night league will begin April 17. Registration deadline for all leagues is March 28. All sessions will consist of eight games, concluding with a tour-

Spring co-ed volleyball leagues

Town & Country Sports & Health Club will host co-ed indoor volleyball leagues. Spring session will run April 8 to June 3. Leagues are seven weeks long with a tournament for the top four teams at the end. To register, visit or call 859-442-5800.

Kings First Dribble

Kings First Dribble (KFD) for 3-5 year old basketball players will be 11:45 Monday, Feb. 28, at Town & Country Sports & Health Club, 1018 Town Drive, Wilder. The program runs for six weeks and costs $64 per player. Basic basketball fundamentals will

Kings Elite Basketball Camp

Kings Elite Camp (KEC) for the top sixth-, seventh- and eighth- grade basketball players in the Greater Cincinnati area will be 7-10 p.m. Saturday, March 5, at Town & Country Sports & Health Club, 1018 Town Drive, Wilder. All campers must receive a letter of recommendation from their grade school or AAU coach. The one-day camp is $75 per player. To register visit or call 859-4425800.


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Visiting the Kentucky-based servicemembers in Afghanistan

America has entered its tenth year of fighting in Afghanistan, and we can never express our gratitude enough to the heroic men and women of our armed forces who continue the battle there. Many of them—nearly onefifth of all U.S. forces in that country—are from units based in Kentucky: Fort Campbell, Fort Knox, the Kentucky National Guard, the Marine Corps and the Reserves. I recently led a Congressional delegation on a visit to the region and spent some time in Afghanistan to see up close the progress our forces are making there in clearing out the Taliban and creating the opportunity for Afghan security forces to assume greater responsibility. During my visit, I had the honor of meeting many of the servicemembers from Kentucky. I told them that we’re proud of them, we support them, we thank them for their service and we pray for their safe return. Forces in Afghanistan from Kentucky units number more than 18,000 strong. They’ve seen much military success—but in the process, many have made the ultimate sacrifice for their country. The 101st Airborne Division, based out of Fort Campbell and known as the Screaming Eagles, endured a particularly hard year, losing more than 100 soldiers since last March. In fact, nearly one out of five American lives lost

in Afghanistan in the past year has been lost from the 101st. The men and women who stood beside them honor their sacrifice by continuing the fight. After a long deployment, many of the soldiers from the 101st are due to return home over the next few months— just as their brothers-in-arms from Fort Knox are deploying. About 3,500 soldiers from the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division and the 703rd Explosive Ordnance Disposal Detachment will arrive in Afghanistan in the next few weeks or are already there. It is the biggest deployment from Fort Knox since World War II. Hundreds of servicemembers from the Kentucky Air and Army National Guard are performing critical missions in Afghanistan as well. The 123rd Airlift Wing, the 2123rd Transportation Company, the 20th Special Forces Group and a Kentucky Guard Agricultural Development Team have all recently sent men and women to the fight, some who have served as many as six tours. It was my honor to meet some of these brave warriors in person when I visited the headquarters of the 101st Airborne Division at

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Senator McConnell meets with Kentucky-based servicemembers in Afghanistan. Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan, and also during my stop at Camp Leatherneck in the southern part of that country, the outpost for a number of Kentucky Marines. These extraordinary men and women leave their loved ones thousands of miles behind and put on their country’s uniform every day, with their lives in the balance. They’ve seen their friends and fellow soldiers and Marines make the ultimate sacrifice, and

yet they fight on to accomplish a difficult mission. And they continue to make their country, the Commonwealth of Kentucky, and this Senator very proud. When we honor our servicemembers we also honor their families, who endure the long months with a loved one gone and in harm’s way. This country would not have the finest fighting force in the world without their sacrifice and support as well.

It’s brave servicemembers like the ones I got to meet who keep this country free. When both the Senate and the House of Representatives met in joint session recently to hear the President deliver his State of the Union address, we did so under the cloak of freedom that these heroes provide. America is grateful for their service and their sacrifice. Mitch McConnell is the Republican leader of the U.S. Senate.

Civility in the House starts at home While most Americans would agree that the political rhetoric and tone of political discussions today are less than civil, the opposite is true with the Northern Kentucky members of the House of Representatives. Among our 12 members of the Northern Kentucky House Caucus, it’s almost never heard of for members to attack one another or to not join in support on Kentucky’s most important issues. In fact, just the opposite is found to be true, and is not new. For several years, my predecessor Jim Callahan, a Democrat, actually roomed with his Kenton County counterpart, Republican Jon Draud. In my work as a sponsor to toughen DUI laws in Kentucky, I have been honored to have strong support from our Northern Kentucky members, of both parties including Sal Santoro, Alicia Webb-Edgington, Adam Koenig, all Republicans, and Royce Adams and Tom McKee, both Democrats. During last year’s session, Republican Representatives Addia Wuchner and Sal Santoro joined with me by taking strong steps to support job-creation legislation that would have lead to 500 new nursing home jobs in Campbell and Boone Counties. This year, Representative Adam Koenig (R-Erlanger) sponsored HB 250 to clarify licensing

for home inspections. I have signed on as a cosponsor to the bill and will help with the legislative process as it moves through the committee State Rep. that I chair. In the Dennis Keene past Rep. Koenig and I joined Community together to elimiRecorder nate unfair taxes guest in Campbell columnist County. Northern Kentucky’s communities operate more like a region than with sharp geographic boundaries. Without cooperation across county and district lines, the members in the House would not be successful in presenting a united front when it comes to advocating for Northern Kentucky’s projects and fair share. The best part of the job is working to help people and represent the citizens of Northern Kentucky regardless of county lines and party registration. During tough economic times and with difficult budget cuts to be made, it is more important than ever that we can work across the partisan divide for the good of the Commonwealth. Representative Dennis Keene represents the 67th House District which includes northern Campbell County.

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Swearing in

Senator Katie Stine (R-Southgate) is sworn in as Senate President Pro-tem by Chief Justice John D. Minton on Jan. 4. Observing are Senate President David L. Williams, Senator Jack Westwood (R-Erlanger), Senator Damon Thayer (R-Georgetown), and Senator John Schickel (R-Union).

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What is the most romantic Valentine’s Day gift you’ve received or given? What made it so special? “I’ve been married for 27 years to the most thoughtful and romantic man. He never forgets Valentine’s Day and I always receive beautiful gifts. “No individual one stands out, they have all been romantic and special.” E.E.C. “Most romantic Valentine’s Day gift; being a man, this isn’t a big deal to me. But I think my wife enjoys what I do every year,

which is to write her a funny poem, with a few ‘suggestive’ verses sometimes. I wonder if anyone will answer ‘Vermont Teddy Bear’ or ‘Pajamagram?’ Those TV commercials get so annoying at this time of year.” B.B. “The best I ever received was knowing that I was going to marry my sweetheart five days later. It was special because it meant the beginning of a new life together. If we make it this year, it will be 45 years.” B.N. “Unfortunately, cannot think of

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Famous residents from now and then By Chris Mayhew


Mark Treas (left) and Highlands High School teacher, Rhett Barbour, owners of The ACT Bootcamp, pose for a picture at Highlands.

Boot Camp prepares students for ACT By Amanda Joering Alley

A local business is whipping high school students into shape mentally in preparation for the ACT. The ACT Boot Camp, owned by Fort Thomas resident Mark Treas and Highlands High School teacher Rhett Barbour, has been in the business of ACT prep for a year and a half. “We started studying the education system (and found) of all the different variables, we thought we could boost students’ education most easily and successfully through the ACT,” Treas said. During the five-week course, students spend 31 hours in class and 20 hours doing homework in an effort to increase their ACT scores, an important factor in earning scholarships for college, Treas said. The students have to work hard, taking practice tests every Saturday, but Treas said he and Barbour work to keep it from being

too boring. “We work hard to bring energy and passion to the program,” Treas said. “We’ve seen really amazing results from the students so far.” Will Modrall, a student at Highlands, raised his ACT score to 31 after taking the boot camp, making him eligible for a full-ride plus stipend to go to the University of Louisville. “(The boot camp) helps you understand what you’re doing wrong, and they give you easy goals that you can improve upon,” Modrall said. The ACT Boot Camp offers open enrollment classes for any student who wants to attend and also does exclusive boot camps for a variety of schools including Highlands, Covington Catholic and others. For more information, visit the website or call 513-549-6776. For more about your community, visit


• Teen Writer’s Club 4 p.m. Friday, Feb. 18 Lend writing skills and drawing abilities to the latest comic book project. Ages 1118. Registration required. • Underground Railroad: Its History, Its People, Its Glory 4 p.m. Monday, Feb. 21 Learn about the history of slavery and the Underground Railroad from the Cincinnati Museum Center through a timeline, pictures, slave shackles, photographs and true stories of actual historical figures. Ages 913. Registration required. • Belly Dancing for Fitness and Health 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 23 AUTO



Whether their names are on a historical marker, graces a street, or are still making a name for themselves, Campbell County has its fair share of famous persons. Notable Campbell County natives or residents of today include Jim Bunning of Southgate, a member of the National Baseball Hall of Fame as a pitcher for teams including Philadelphia Phillies, a team he pitched a perfect game for in 1964 at Shea Stadium against the New York Mets. Bunning retired as a U.S. Senator for Kentucky at the end of 2010 at the close of a Spence 24-year career in Congress. Dave Cowens, a native of Newport and graduate of Newport Central Catholic, is a member of the NBA’s Hall of Fame and has a street named after him in Newport. Cowens was drafted by the Boston Celtics in 1970, where he led the team to championships in 1974 and 1976. Cowens was a seventime All Star, and in 1996 was named one of the 50 greatest players in NBA history by the league. Another county resident attaining national fame is Alexandria’s Ciara Bravo, a star on the Nickelodeon show “Big Time Rush” as the character “Katie Knight.” Bravo splits time between living with her family in Alexandria and living with her mother and filming in Los Angeles. When delving into historical figures, the county has generated a lengthy list of people who impacted both the nation, and the region. For starters, look no further than The Southgate House in Newport for links to the past. The home’s


Jim Bunning, a former pitcher who is in the Baseball Hall of Fame, and a former Kentucky U.S. Senator who did not seek reelection in 2010, rides and waves to the crowd along Fort Thomas Avenue in the Fort Thomas July 4 parade in 2009. namesake and builder, Nathaniel Southgate, was a geologist and Harvard University professor whose accomplishments included conducting the 1873 Geological Survey of Kentucky. Brig. Gen. John T. Thompson, inventor of the Thompson Machine Gun, otherwise known as the “Tommy Gun” was born in the same house in 1860. Another Campbell County historical icon, General James Taylor, for whom Newport has named a riverfront park at the confluence of the Licking River and Ohio River, pioneered the Newport area during the 1790s, according to Newport’s history. Taylor was a general in the War of 1812, a banker, and a statesmen, according to the state historical marker in front of the mansion he built at East Third and Overton streets. Taylor is buried in Evergreen Cemetery in Southgate. Newport native Brent

Jamee Jackson returns in this great workout that targets the core, abdomen, back and hips. Comfortable clothing is suggested. Teens and adults. Registration required. • Adventure Club: Visit from Kentucky Reptile Zoo 4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 24 Meet creepy, crawly animals when the Kentucky Reptile Zoo visits the library. Ages 6-11. Registration required.

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Ciara Bravo, of Alexandria, who portrays a character on the Nickelodeon TV show “Big Time Rush,” receives applause from students at Campbell Ridge Elementary School in November of 2010.






Dave Cowens, of Newport, a member of the NBA Hall of Fame, in a Florida State uniform in 1973, prior to joining the NBA’s Boston Celtics.

Spence, who died in 1967 and is also buried in Evergreen Cemetery, was chairman of the U.S. House Banking and Currency Committee. He was also a delegate to the 44-nation Bretton Woods, N.H., Conference in 1944 that lead to the creation of the International Monetary Fund. In Fort Thomas, Woodfill Elementary School is named for Samuel Woodfill. Woodfill alone destroyed three machine gun nests, and killed 19 at Cunel, France on Oct. 12, 1918. He died in 1951 and is interred at Arlington National Cemetery. William H. Horsfall, a Newport native, earned the Congressional Medal of Honor during the Civil War, when he was about 15 years old, according to a historical marker at Ever-

green Cemetery where he was buried after dying in 1922. A drummer boy with the First Kentucky Infantry on the side of the Union, Horsfall was awarded the medal for saving the life of a wounded officer between the lines of fire during combat at Corinth, Miss., May 21, 1862. “Evergreen is probably the number one place where most these people are buried,” said Ken Reis, president of the Campbell County Historical and Genealogical Society. “I’ve often told people that a walk through Evergreen is a walk through Campbell County history.” Reis said to stop by the cemetery’s office for a map, because it’s possible to get lost back in the cemetery. For more about your community, visit www.nky. com/campbellcounty



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AARP Tax-Aide, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Boone County Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike. Middle and low-income taxpayers are eligible for tax preparation service. Those with complex tax returns advised to seek professional assistance. Free. Registration required. Through April 15. 859-342-2665; Burlington.


Wine Tasting, 4-8 p.m., The Liquor Cabinet, 1990 North Bend Road. Free. 859-5869270. Hebron.


Karaoke, 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m., Oakbrook Cafe, 6072 Limaburg Road. Presented by Lipsmackers Karaoke. 859-814-1250; Burlington.


Justin Lynch, 7:30 p.m., Vintage Wine Bar Kitchen - Market, 2141 North Bend Road. With Luke Alquizola. Free. 859-689-9463; Hebron.


Red Harvest Ramblers, 9 p.m., Southgate House, 24 E. Third St. Juney’s Lounge. Ages 21 and up. Free. 859-431-2201; Newport.


Yonder Mountain String Band, 9:30 p.m., Madison Theater, 730 Madison Ave. Doors open at 8:30 p.m. Jamgrass band from Colorado. $20. 859-491-2444; Covington. Cheryl Wheeler, 8 p.m., Molly Malone’s Irish Pub and Restaurant, 112 E. Fourth St. Doors open 7:30 p.m. Singer-songwriter. $25, $20 advance. 859-491-6659; Covington.


Bobby Mackey and the Big Mac Band, 7:30 p.m.2:30 a.m., Bobby Mackey’s Music World, 44 Licking Pike. With Keven Woods, guest singer. Includes giveaways. $10 ages 18-21, $5 ages 21 and up; free before 10 p.m. on Friday. 859-431-5588; Wilder. Shawn Hammonds, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., Birk’s Bar, 912 Monmouth St. Recording artist from Nashville. No cover. 859-491-0007. Newport.


Weezy Jefferson, 10 p.m., Peecox, 635 Donaldson Highway. Formerly known as Motion Sick Love Slaves. 859-342-7000; Erlanger. Detrimental, 7 p.m., Mad Hatter, 620 Scott St. With Undefined, Lysergic, Precipice, Farehaven and Schallkrieg. $5. 859-291-2233; Covington.


The Odd Couple, 8-10:30 p.m., Campbell County High School, 909 Camel Crossing, Auditorium. Neil Simon’s comic masterpiece. $7. Presented by Campbell County High School Drama. Through Feb. 20. 859-6354161, ext. 1146; Alexandria.


Winter/Spring Meet, 5:30 p.m., Turfway Park, 7500 Turfway Road. Free, except March 26. Through April 3. 859-371-0200; Florence.

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The Bash, 8 p.m.-midnight, Newport Syndicate, 18 E. Fifth St. Ticket price includes casino style games, open bar, Dewey’s pizza, silent auction featuring one of a kind experiences, sports memorabilia, travel packages, gift certificates to local attractions and more. Benefits Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky educational programs. $65, $50 advance. 513421-8909 ext. 15. Newport.


Honeyhill Farm Petting Zoo, 2 p.m., Florence Branch Library, 7425 U.S. 42. Pet and feed chinchillas, hedgehogs, rabbits and more. Free. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 859-342-2665. Florence.

I Am the Messenger, 6 p.m., Mad Hatter, 620 Scott St. CD Release Show. With To Die Fore, Conditional Compromise, Give Us the Night, Cosmic Affliction and Small Time Crooks. $6. 859-291-2233; Covington.


Bobby Mackey and the Big Mac Band, 7:30 p.m.-2:30 a.m., Bobby Mackey’s Music World, With Bob Hudson and Count, guest band, at 8 p.m. $10 ages 18-21, $5 ages 21 and up; free before 10 p.m. on Friday. 859-431-5588; Wilder.


Cowboy Mouth, 9 p.m., Southgate House, 24 E. Third St. With Ray Johnston Band. Doors open 8 p.m. $18, $15 advance. 859-4312201; Newport.


Paws to Read, 10 a.m., Scheben Branch Library, 8899 U.S. 42. Ages 5-10 read books to Squirt, Doc, Bailey, or other therapy dogs. Family friendly. Free. Registration required for 15-minute time slot. 859-342-2665. Union.

Understanding Your Dog Educational Seminar, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., New Beginnings K-9 Training, 1211 Cox Ave. Information from Understanding Dog Play Behavior, Thinking Outside the Bowl and Love Your Dog, Train Your Dog seminars. With Cindy Bruckart, certified professional dog trainer. Benefits Boone County Animal Shelter. $75. 859-282-6504; Erlanger.



Swingtime Big Band, 7:30-11 p.m., York St. Cafe, 738 York St. 859-261-9675; Newport.

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




Ricky Nye and Rob Lumbard, 9 p.m., Southgate House, 24 E. Third St.. Free. 859431-2201; Newport. Chuck Brisbin & the Tuna Project, 10 p.m.2 a.m., Mansion Hill Tavern, 502 Washington Ave. $4. 859-581-0100. Newport.


National Symphony Orchestra, 8-10:30 p.m., Florence Baptist Church at Mount Zion, 642 Mount Zion, As part of the National Symphony Orchestra’s “American Residence” program, KSO hosts special concert by NSO with residency conductor Hugh Wolf. Orchestral works by Ludwig van Beethoven, Michael Daugherty and Maurice Ravel performed. $10-$28. Presented by Kentucky Symphony Orchestra. 859-431-6216; Florence. National Symphony Orchestra ThreePiece Chamber Music, 1-3 p.m., Behringer-Crawford Museum, 1600 Montague Road. Classical pieces performed by several of nation’s finest performers. Includes admission to museum. $5, $3 ages 3-17, free ages 2 and under. 859-491-4003; Covington. Anna Shelest, 7 p.m., Thomas More College Steigerwald Hall, 333 Thomas More Parkway. Pianist is a graduate of Northern Kentucky University and the Juilliard School. Performing works by Bach-Busoni, Beethoven, Chopin and Mussorgsky’s “Pictures at an Exhibition.” $15, $5 children. Presented by Thomas More College. 859-341-5800; Crestview Hills.


Justin Moore, 8 p.m., Madison Theater, 730 Madison Ave. Back That Thing Up Tour. Doors open 7 p.m. $19. 859-491-2444; Covington.

Youth Soccer Referees, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Thomas More College, 333 Thomas More Parkway. Youth referees who still need to re-certify or for those desiring to become new referees, clinics are being held. Online registration available. Presented by KY Soccer Referee Association, Inc. 859-282-0222; Crestview Hills. S U N D A Y, F E B . 2 0


Beginning Fly Tying Course, 2:45-4:45 p.m., Erlanger Branch Library, 401 Kenton Lands Road. Weekly through March 27. Free. Reservations required. Presented by Northern Kentucky Fly Fishers Inc. 859-6357719. Erlanger.


National Theatre Live’s “FELA!” will screen in high definition 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 18, and 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 20, from The Royal National Theatre in London to The Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center, located at 1028 Scott Blvd., Covington. “FELA!” is the true story of the legendary Nigerian musician Fela Kuti, a man whose soulful Afrobeat rhythms ignited a generation. Produced in association with Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter, Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith, Stephen and Ruth Hendel and Sony Pictures Entertainment. There will be a cash bar and snacks available before the film and at intermission. Advance tickets are $16; $20 at the door; $16 students and Enjoy The Arts members; and $12 student groups of eight or more. Advance tickets are available at The Carnegie Box Office at 859-957-1940 and at For more information, visit or call 859-491-2030. Pictured is a scene from “FELA!” at National Theatre.


Open House, 2-4 p.m., New Beginnings K-9 Training, 1211 Cox Ave. Tour state-of-the-art 20,000 square-foot facility with 1.5 acres of outdoor play areas, surrounded by a walking track. Information on private training, training classes and daycare. Free. 859-282-6504. Erlanger.


Texas Hold ‘em Tournament, 4 a.m.-11 a.m., Gardens of Park Hills, 1622 Dixie Highway. Other activities include Big 6 wheel and splitthe-pot. Benefits children with autism in Rising Star Studios program. $110, $100 advance. Registration required. Presented by Rising Star Studios. 859-344-9322. Park Hills. M O N D A Y, F E B . 2 1


Blood Drive, 1 p.m.-7 p.m., Boone County Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike. Free. Registration required. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 859-342-2665, ext. 8107. Burlington.


Pottery, 6:30 p.m., Lents Branch Library, 3215 Cougar Path, Learn slab, coil and pinch pot techniques, and create functional, dishwasher- and microwave-safe mug or bowl. $5. Registration required. 859-3422665; Hebron.



Matt Cowherd and Jamie Combs, 10 p.m., Jefferson Hall, 1 Levee Way, Suite 2118. 859-491-6200; Newport.


Comedy Showcase, 7:30 p.m., Funny Bone Comedy Club, Newport on the Levee, Local and regional talent. $10. 859-957-2000; Newport. Sick and Sinister Sunday Night Comedy, 7 p.m., Mad Hatter, 620 Scott St. Comics performing: Jay Armstrong, Ryan Mast, Larry Love, Mike Shelton, and Rob Wilfong. Musical guests, Impressive Heroics. $5. 859-3639848; Covington.

Middle School Mondays, 3-4:30 p.m., Lents Branch Library, 3215 Cougar Path, Wii gaming and snacks. Teens ages 12 and up. Family friendly. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 859-342-2665. Hebron. Is Your Family Game?, 1 p.m., Boone County Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike. Board games and snacks. All ages. Free. Registration required. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 859-342-2665. Burlington.



Rag Baskets, 7 p.m., Florence Branch Library, 7425 U.S. 42. Make bowls, baskets, trivets and coasters using an easy hand-weaving technique. $5. 59-342-2665. Florence.


Teen Tuesdays, 3-4:30 p.m., Lents Branch Library, 3215 Cougar Path, Xbox 360, Wii, snacks and more. Teens ages 12 and up. Family friendly. 859-342-2665. Hebron.


The David Wax Museum, 8 p.m., Southgate House, 24 E. Third St. Parlour. Doors open 7:30 p.m. Fusion of traditional Mexican folk with country, folk and rock. Ages 18 and up. $8. Presented by JBM Promotions Inc. 859431-2201; Newport.


Bridge, 12:30-3 p.m., Scheben Branch Library, 8899 U.S. 42. Open play. All ages. Free. Through Feb. 24. 859-342-2665. Union. W E D N E S D A Y, F E B . 2 3

ART CENTERS & MUSEUMS Incident & Ornament: Baroque States of Mind, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Artisans Enterprise Center, 859-292-2322; www.covingtonarts. com/arts_center.shtml. Covington. EXERCISE CLASSES

Zumba Class, 7-8 p.m., Step-N-Out Studio, $30 per month for unlimited classes; $10 drop-in, $5 class punch cards. 859-2912300. Covington.

Japanese/English Storytime, 6:30 p.m., Boone County Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike. Culture, traditional craft, story and songs in two languages. Geared toward ages 5-8. Families welcome. Free. 859-3422665. Burlington.


Old 97’s, 8:30 p.m., Southgate House, 24 E. Third St. With Those Darlins. Doors open 7:30 p.m. $25, $22 advance. 859-4312201; Newport.


Cinderella, 8 p.m., NKU Corbett Auditorium, $13, $12 faculty/staff/alumni, $10 seniors, $8 students. 859-572-5464; Highland Heights.


Mommy & Me Time, 11:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Star Lanes on the Levee, 1 Levee Way. Unlimited bowling, shoe rental and soft drinks. Includes cheese pizza, popcorn, cartoons and movies on lane screens. $15 per child with same day purchase, $10 advance. 859-6257250; Newport. T H U R S D A Y, F E B . 2 4


SwinGallery, 8-11:30 p.m., Step-N-Out Studio, 721 Madison Road. All ages. No partner required. Free beginner East Coast Swing lesson 8-9 p.m. Dancing to music by DJ 911:30 p.m. $5. 513-290-9022. Covington.


Play Art, 4 p.m., Newport Branch Library, 901 E. Sixth St. Presented by Campbell County Public Library. 859-572-5035. Newport.

Friends of Big Bone: The Story of Big Bone State Park, 7 p.m., Boone County Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike. With Dr. John Rockaway, professor of geology, and Jeannine Kreinbrink, adjunct professor of archeology. 859-342-2665. Burlington.




Caroline Williams Remembered, 7 p.m., Boone County Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike. View examples of Boone County artist’s work and hear first-hand accounts of her life from people who knew her. 859-342-2665; Burlington.

Alex Reymundo, 8 p.m., Funny Bone Comedy Club, Newport on the Levee, $15. Ages 18 and up. Member of The Original Latin Kings of Comedy. 859-957-2000; Newport.

Presidents Day Camp, 8:30-10:30 a.m., At The Yard Baseball Training Center, 330 Weaver Road. Led by Brandon Berger. Work on all fundamentals, fielding, hitting and throwing. Ages 12 and under. $25. Registration required. 859-647-7400; Florence. T U E S D A Y, F E B . 2 2


The Mighty Mushroom, 6:30-8 p.m., Boone County Cooperative Extension Service, 6028 Camp Ernst Road. Learn about many kinds of mushrooms found on the market and have chance to sample some. Ages 21 and up. Free. 859-586-6101. Burlington.


Weight Loss Class, 5:30-6 p.m., Hickory Grove Baptist Church, 11969 Taylor Mill Road. $30 per month, $20 per month with three month membership. First class free. 859-802-8965. Independence.



Bringing together paintings of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the exhibition “The American Impressionists in the Garden” opens Saturday, Feb. 19, and features 40 pictures of European and American gardens created by American artists and four bronze sculptures for gardens by American sculptors at the Taft Museum of Art, 316 Pike St., downtown. The exhibit runs through May 15. Cost of admissions is $8 adults, $6 seniors and students and free to youth 18 and under and to all on Sundays. Hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Friday. For details, call 513-241-0343 or visit (Pictured) Childe Hassam, “Reading,” 1888, oil on panel.

Karaoke Vocal Social, 9 p.m., Southgate House, 24 E. Third St. Juney’s Lounge. With DJ Swirl. Ages 21 and up. Free. 859-4312201; Newport. Open Mic/College Night, 8 p.m.-1 a.m., Mahogany’s Coffee House and Bar, 3715 Winston Ave. Musicians, singers, comedians, jugglers and spoken word. All ages. Dinner available at 6 p.m. Free. 859-261-1029. Latonia.

LITERARY - BOOK CLUBS Gone with the Wind Book Discussion, 7 p.m., Walton Branch Library, 21 S. Main St. Discussion of Margaret Mitchell’s Pulitzer Prize-winning masterwork. 859-342-2665. Walton.


The Cincinnati Museum Center exhibition, “Cleopatra: The Search for the Last Queen of Egypt” opens Friday Feb. 18. On view through Sept. 5, the exhibition will feature nearly 150 artifacts from Cleopatra’s time and will take you inside the present-day search for the elusive queen, which extends from the sands of Egypt to the depths of the Bay of Aboukir near Alexandria. Individual tickets for “Cleopatra” range from $15 to $23, which includes an audio tour. Tickets are timed and dated, and admission is 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays (last entry at 5 p.m.), 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays (last entry at 8 p.m.), 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sundays (last entry at 6 p.m.). There are discounts available for groups of 15 or more and for Museum Center Members. The museum center is located at 1301 Western Avenue, downtown, For further details, call 513-287-7000 or visit (Pictured) A diver is illuminating hieroglyphic inscriptions of a door jamb’s fragment, discovered in Alexandria’s ancient Great Harbour and dating from the 26th dynasty.


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Some suggestions for the blahs and down times No one’s life is comprised of all highs. We are all experienced sufferers of “down times.” There is no life without times of depression, vulnerability, and fear. They are as much our human birthright as joy, wonder and love. In her book, “After The Darkest Hours,” Kathleen Brehony deals at length with a dozen strategies to help us cope with our darkest hours. I mention here six of her dozen strategies and express them with comments of my own. They’re appropriate for our unsettled times and the blah months of the year. 1.) Discover a larger perspective. One of the reasons difficult times frequently result in a personal spiritual uplift is because they lead us to see our lives in a larger perspective. The pictures of our journey to the moon gave us a stunning view of earth no one ever had before. We saw ourselves and our world as specks in an immense

universe and participants in an astounding mystery. In hard times, trust this mystery and where it is taking us through our Father Lou good and bad Guntzelman times. 2.) Show Perspectives compassion and help others. It expands the heart and eases our troubles when we realize we all suffer. Helping others develops a sense of togetherness and empathy. It leads us beyond personal navel gazing and feeling sorry for ourselves. Helping others doesn’t mean we deny our own feelings. That would be unhealthy. Former psychiatrist Dr. Karl Menninger frequently said, “When certain depressed people come to me, to some of them I

There is no life without times of depression, vulnerability, and fear. They are as much our human birthright as joy, wonder and love. say, ‘Lock up your house, go down the street, and help someone.’ ” 3.) Recognize and eliminate self-imposed suffering. We’re not always innocent bystanders to our bleak times. We cause or compound our problems by poor decisions, by mentally chewing on negative thoughts and fears, by noticing what’s wrong instead of what’s right. We pull ourselves down when we attack and bruise our selfimage, when we tell ourselves how inadequate we are and think that we’re just a victim of life. We must have a certain gentle-

ness for ourselves. 4.) Think of courageous role models. We are attracted to heroes and heroines because of similar mutations. They lead us to realize that others, like us, undergo extreme trials and surmount them. A hero starts small and vulnerable, then courageously handles difficult times that come along, and comes out shining on the other side of them. Such people can inspire us and remind us of an inner strength we also have, but have kept unused. 5.) Express your feelings. Longfellow wrote, “There is no grief like the grief that does not speak.” A priority after a disaster or trauma, is to give survivors the chance to tell their stories, cry, be angry, etc. Actually, we have two choices about expressing our pain and intense downness. Either do it now, cleanly and

consciously – or leave it fester, torment us within, and seep out unconsciously in bits of anguish throughout a lifetime. Blessed are those who have a friend to genuinely listen. 6.) Silence, prayer and meditation. There are momentous lessons to learn during life. Paradoxically, we learn them more readily in life situations than in classrooms; in hard times rather than in comfortable times; and in solitude and silence more than in occasions of busyness, chatter and noise. As a wise old lady explained to a young visitor, “All my teachers are dead now, except silence.” Poet Rainer Rilke speaks with her when he writes: “Our task is to listen to the news that is always arriving out of silence.” Father Lou Guntzelman is a Catholic priest of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Contact him at columns@community or P.O. Box 428541, Cincinnati, OH 45242.

Don’t fall further in debt with for-profit relief companies Credit card debt rose in December for the first time since 2008. While it is a possible sign consumers are more confident about the economy, a lot of people are still having problems paying that debt. But, you need to be careful about companies claiming they can help you. Many people are getting calls from firms claiming they can reduce the interest rates on your credit cards. Alice Swigert, 83, of Carthage received a letter from a debt relief company




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Curry ‘flavor’ with healthy edamame and rice dish Well, after all the Super Bowl and Valentine’s Day calories, it’s nice to kick back with healthier recipes that taste awesome. Here are two completely different ones that actually go well together. I love the aroma of curry in the kitchen – it makes me think of friend and expert Sri Lankan cook, Triset DeFonseka, who is legendary in this town for her own blend of curry powder and healthy cooking.

Rice with edamame

Sound exotic? Well, now that our world’s grown smaller and a lot of wonderful, healthy items are available at the grocery, you’ll be able to find everything you need. This can be a side or main dish. If you like, augment with deli chicken, seafood or firm tofu. If using tofu, drain and cut into cubes. Stir in when you add the rice. This is a riff on Susan Parker’s wonderful recipe. Susan is proprietor of Susan’s Natural World in

Anderson Township, and her vegetarian recipes are always bursting with flavor and nutriRita tion. Heikenfeld Susan Rita’s kitchen rinses her rice. I usually don’t. Brown rice is nutritionally superior to white, and edamame contains vitamin A, C, calcium, iron, protein and fiber. 11⁄2 cups basmati or jasmine brown rice 2 teaspoons garlic, minced 1 small onion, chopped, about a cup or so Curry powder to taste: start with 1 teaspoon Vegetable broth or your favorite (I like chicken broth) – use as much as rice package directions require (mine took about 4 to 41⁄2 cups) 2 cups shelled edamame, steamed and set aside Chopped parsley for garnish (opt.)

Film pan with olive oil (a couple of tablespoons). Cook onions, garlic and curry powder for a couple of minutes, until onions start to soften. Stir in rice and 4 cups broth. Bring to a boil. Lower to a simmer, cover and cook 30 to 40 minutes or until rice is cooked. Stir in steamed edamame and garnish with parsley. Remove from heat and let stand five minutes, then fluff with a fork. Tips from Rita’s kitchen: Curry powder is a super healthful blend of Indian spices: turmeric, cumin, coriander, cardamom, etc. Regular brown rice or white rice can be substituted for the basmati/jasmine. Read package directions for amount of liquid needed. Substitute frozen peas, thawed and lightly cooked, for the edamame. Or toss in your favorite cooked vegetable. To steam edamame: Put in microwave safe bowl, cover with water and cook on high three to four minutes.

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Brown rice and edamame makes a good side or main dish. Store curry powder in the refrigerator or freezer to keep it nice.

Simple Cuban bread

For Stuart, who is looking for a soft, white, Cuban-style bread. For those of you whose therapy is kneading dough, this recipe is for you. The loaves do come out soft textured with a nice crust that is also fairly soft. It reminds me of a homemade white bread. Make sure you use rapid rise yeast, as it tolerates hotter water and can be added right with the flour.

Combine 2 cups flour and yeast in mixing bowl. Mix and set aside. Combine water, sugar and salt. Heat until hot, about 120 to 130 degrees. Add to flour mixture and stir until dry ingredients are mixed. Beat until smooth, about three minutes. Add enough flour to make a stiff but not dry dough. Turn out on lightly floured surface and knead until smooth and elastic. You can do this in your mixer if it has a dough hook. Place in greased bowl, turning to grease top. Cover and let rise in warm (85 degrees) place about an hour or until doubled in bulk. Punch down and divide into three portions: Roll each into a 12-by-8-inch rectangle.

Roll up jellyroll style, starting at long end. Pinch seams and ends together well to seal. Grease or spray two baking sheets and sprinkle lightly with cornmeal. Place loaves seam side down on sheets. Cut four to five diagonal slashes about 3 ⁄4-inch deep in top of each loaf. Brush with water or melted butter. Butter will make it brown a bit better and keep the crust softer. Cover and let rise until doubled, about 20 minutes or so. Bake at 400 degrees for 45 minutes (don’t preheat oven) or until loaves sound hollow when tapped. Cool on racks.

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HUD gives Brighton $94,431 grant Hundreds of households will have a greater opportunity to find housing or keep the homes they have because of the housing counseling grant check awarded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to Brighton Center, Inc., in Newport. Brighton Center will offer comprehensive counseling services, mortgage scams and mortgage modification counseling, and reverse mortgage counseling for seniors. “I am pleased that the Brighton Center was successful in receiving all three of these housing counseling grants,” said Krista Mills, HUD Louisville Field Office director. “Brighton Center’s success translates to more Kentuckians served in ways that help to stabilize their families, their neighborhoods and provide them hope,” she said.

Housing counseling grants will assist families in becoming first-time homeowners and remaining homeowners after their purchase. HUD-approved counseling agencies not only provide homeownership counseling, but also offer financial literacy training to renters and homeless individuals and families. “When I see a grant as significant as this,” says Robert Brewster, executive director of Brighton Center. “I see a course set in which we can partner with families and support them in seeking the best quality of life possible,” he said. “These funds bolster our efforts to educate families on making sound financial decisions, provide them with opportunities to build assets, and preserve the vitality of the community by protecting families’ most cherished assets, their homes,” said Brewster.

The organizations that provide housing counseling services help people become or remain homeowners or find rental housing, and assist homeless persons in finding the transitional housing they need to move toward a permanent place to live. Grant recipients also help homebuyers and homeowners realistically evaluate their readiness for a home purchase, understand their financing and downpayment options, and navigate what can be an extremely confusing and difficult process. HUD awards annual grants under the housing counseling program through a competitive process. Organizations that apply for grants must be HUDapproved and are subject to performance reviews to maintain their HUDapproved status.

Women’s cancer screenings offered If it’s time for a mammogram and annual exam, then you may be able to save time by getting both on the same day with the Prevention Pays women’s cancer screening program. Screenings are scheduled at each of the Northern Kentucky Health Department’s county health centers. The program is coordinated by the Northern Kentucky Health Department and the Northern Kentucky Women’s Cancer Coalition. On the designated screening days, eligible women will be able to have an annual exam including a pap smear, pelvic exam and clinical breast exam performed by a nurse practitioner, as well as receive a mammogram in the mobile mammography unit from St. Elizabeth Health Care, which will be parked outside the health center. To be eligible for the screening, women must be between the ages of 40 and 64, have an income below 250 percent of the federal poverty guidelines (current-

ly $27,225 annually for a single-person household and $55,875 annually for a four-person household), and not be enrolled in a private health insurance plan, Medicare or Medicaid. Appointments are required for the screenings, and women are asked to schedule their appointments in advance. The dates, locations and hours are as follows: • Boone County Health Center: 8:30-11:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 18, and 8:3011:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 5, 7505 Burlington Pike, Florence, 859-363-2060. • Campbell County Health Center: 8:30-11:30 a.m. Friday, May 6, and 8:30-11:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 10, 1098 Monmouth St., Newport, 859-4311704. • Kenton County Health Center: 8:30-11:30 a.m. Friday, July 22, 2002 Madison Ave., Covington, 859431-3345. “Having to make a trip to the Health Department for an annual exam and to

St. Elizabeth for the mammogram can be a barrier for many women,” said Dr. Lynne Saddler, district director of health. “The women who come in on the Prevention Pays days appreciate that they can receive vital health screenings with only one trip.” Besides the designated screening days, the health department offers daily appointments for annual women’s health exams at each of its county health centers. “An added benefit of being screened through this program is that if abnormalities are found during a Prevention Pays screening, follow-up care-including additional screenings, biopsies and cancer treatment-is available through the Kentucky Women’s Cancer Screening Program,” said Toni Carle, president of the Northern Kentucky Women’s Cancer Coalition. For more information, call 859-341-4264 or visit


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The two-night One More Girl on a Stage concluded at York Street Cafe Saturday night. Ben Lipke of Bellevue and Diana Cendales of Ft. Thomas attended the show.

Sidewalk chalk art contest at the Levee Newport on the Levee and Art on the Levee will host a Sidewalk Chalk Art Contest in conjunction with the Levee’s Arts Fest. Registration is $10 for individuals and includes a set of colored chalks and a 24 inch by 32 inch piece of artist paper. To register, call 859-2615770 or e-mail The deadline to register is April 15.

One winner from each of the following categories will be chosen based on creativity, originality, skill and use of color: • Grades K - 5 (winner receives $25 cash and a $25 Levee gift card), • Grades 6 - 8 (winner receives $50 cash and a $50 Levee gift card), • Grades 9 - 12 (winner receives $125 cash and $125 Levee gift card), • Adults (winner

receives $250 cash and a $250 Levee gift card). Contestants are required to begin working on their panel at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 30, and must complete their work by 3 p.m. the same day. The awards will be presented at 4 p.m. For more information about the Newport on the Levee Arts Fest and Sidewalk Chalk Art Contest, visit

Rotary seeks Citizen of Year nominees Florence Rotary is requesting nominations for its annual Citizen of the Year award. For the past 15 years Florence Rotary has honored “unsung heroes and heroines” in the community. Roy Lutes was awarded the first Citizen of the Year award in 1995. Every year since, Florence Rotary has awarded the “Roy Lutes Citizen of the Year Award” to one or more outstanding and well-deserved individuals. Rotary is now seeking nominations from throughout Northern Kentucky to identify and recognize the most deserving and selfless individuals in our communi-

ty. To make a nomination submit a letter containing the following information: • Name and phone number of the nominee • Narrative account of how the nominee has exhibited the Rotary Creed of “Service above Self” through their work and volunteerism in their daily activity in the community and beyond. • Your name and contact information • All nominations must be received by March 15. To be eligible an individual should have exemplified the Rotary Creed of “Service above Self” as a lifetime achievement, not as a single

significant service. The individual should live and/or work in Florence or the eight counties of Northern Kentucky comprised of Boone, Kenton, Campbell, Gallatin, Grant, Pendleton, Carroll and Owen counties. Submit your nominations by mail to Herbert Booth, 6296 Saddle Ridge, Burlington, KY 41005 or email h.booth@insightbb. com. A committee of Rotarians will make the final selection. The Citizen of the Year Award will be made at a special luncheon scheduled for April 25, at the Airport Hilton Hotel in Florence.


Book drive benefits advocacy group The Barnes & Noble located at Newport on the Levee helped to donate 1,028 books to the Northern Kentucky Children’s Advocacy Center (NKCAC) this holiday season. This holiday book drive was a national project of Barnes & Noble that allowed customers to donate books to local nonprofit organizations. The Children’s Advocacy Center was one of two nonprofits to benefit from this project.


Just a few of the more than 1,000 books donated to the Northern Kentucky Children’s Advocacy Center in Barnes & Noble’s Holiday Book Drive.

Customers of Barnes & Nobles were asked upon checkout if they would like to purchase a book that would go to either the Children’s Advocacy Center or Northern Kentucky Head Start Programs, resulting in 1,969 books purchased, 1,028 of which went to the Children’s Advocacy Center. All donated books will be given to the children that come into the NKCAC to take home and enjoy. Value of the books donated to the NKCAC is more than $5,000. In addition to the book drive, the Advocates, a fundraising group for the Northern Kentucky Children’s Advocacy Center, and employee volunteers from Fidelity, through the Holiday Heroes program, gift-wrapped books at the Newport Barnes & Noble. All donations from the giftwrapping drive benefited the Northern Kentucky Children’s Advocacy Center. This is the second year the Advocacy Center has bene-

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MARRIAGE LICENSES Suzanne Lewis, 44, and Jeffrey Miller, 52, both of Cincinnati, issued Jan. 24. Tiffany McCarty, 27, of Fort Thomas and Cody Johnson, 22, of Oklahoma, issued Jan. 26. Tammy Fitterer, 43, of Campbell County and Fred Andrea, 65, of Covington, issued Jan. 27. Joanne Morley, 55, of Youngstown and David Lataster, 51, of Columbus, issued Jan. 28. Crystal Campbell, 28, of Lawrenceburg and Jacob Dooley, 31, of Cincinnati, issued Jan. 28. Misha Sidebottom, 41, of Edgewood and Gary Smith, 40, of Maysville, issued Jan. 31. Stephanie Gordon, 31, of Fort Thomas and Chauncey Watkins, 25, of Cincinnati, issued Feb. 1. Penny Weiss, 56, of Cincinnati and William Clark, 59, of Covington, issued Feb. 1. Danielle Gilbert, 18, and Joseph


From left are Vickie Henderson, executive director of the Children’s Advocacy Center; Kimberly Carlisle, advocates chair; Laura Wells, Barnes & Noble community relations coordinator; and Nancy Francis, advocates board member and Community Foundation of Northern Kentucky board member, at the Barnes & Noble reception presenting the donated books to the Advocacy Center. fited from the Barnes & Noble Holiday Book Drive. The Northern Kentucky Children’s Advocacy Center focuses on keeping children safe from abuse. Its teams include social workers, law enforcement, prosecutors,

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Susan Johnson, 45, 218 Athey Ave., first degree possession of a controlled substance at 222 York St., Feb. 7. Lawrence Lewis, 31, 614 Liberty St., trafficking marijuana at 614 Liberty St., Feb. 6. Ira Clayton, 35, 192 Kentucky Drive, fourth degree assault at 192 Kentucky Drive, Feb. 5. Raymond Back Jr., 32, 710 Central Ave., theft by unlawful taking at 82 Carothers Road, Feb. 3. David Sharp, 43, 605 Hanna Ave., first

At 930 Highland Ave., Feb. 3. At 2400 Memorial Parkway, Jan. 29.

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Lincoln Adams, 23, 407 Fourth Ave., alcohol intoxication in a public place, disorderly conduct, terroristic threatening at 200 block of Rt. 8, Jan. 29. Jamie Hill, 34, 433 West Ninth St., careless driving, DUI, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia at 711 Fairfield, Jan. 29. Brandon Morris, 30, 209 Division St., warrant at 209 Division, Jan. 29. Aleic Thompson, 20, 341 Fairfield Ave., possession of alcohol by a minor, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia at 200 block of alley between Washington and Foote, Jan. 29. Delbert Honaker, 30, 615 Clay St., fleeing, public intoxication, warrant at 53 Donnermeyer Drive, Feb. 3. Christopher Murray, 25, 24 Harrison Ave., DUI at 300 block of Washington, Feb. 5. Troy Cromer, 25, 356 Lafayette Ave., warrant at 356 Lafayette Ave., Feb. 6. Amanda Michelle Stehlin, 30, 212 Center St. No. 2, fourth degree assault at 212 Center St. No. 2, Feb. 6. Aleic Thompson, 20, 306 Foote Ave., disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, third degree assault, second degree escape at 306 Foote Ave., Feb. 7.

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James Cornes, 29, 30 Hammann Drive, warrant at I-471 at I-275, Feb. 4. James Glenn, 23, 3891 Canyon Court, trafficking marijuana at 3891 Canyon Court, Feb. 3. Egbert Hensley, 43, 4285 Highway 22, second degree possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia at 2625 Alexan-


degree possession of a controlled substance, second degree possession of a controlled substance at 13th and John, Feb. 3. Matthew Herald, 30, 707 Highland Trace, first degree possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia at 910 Columbia St., Feb. 3. Mary Bowman, 36, 435 River Road Apt. 2, theft of identity, warrant at 85 North Grand Ave., Feb. 2. Robert Stewart, 49, 724 Liberty St., first degree trafficking a controlled substance, tampering with evidence at 724 Liberty St., Feb. 1. Donald Cartonio, 42, 213 East Seventh St. Second Floor, fourth degree assault at 213 East Seventh St., Feb. 1. Jennifer Forwood, 36, 213 East Seventh St. Second Floor, fourth degree assault at 213 East Seventh St., Feb. 1. Drew Baitz, 25, 221 Walnut St. Apt. A, possession of drug paraphernalia, first degree possession of a controlled substance at 700 block of Saratoga St., Jan. 31. Leslie King, 20, 1503 Greenup St., first degree robbery at 1000 block of Saratoga St., Jan. 31. Gerald Evans, 25, 126 West 14th St., first degree robbery at 11th and Washington, Jan. 31. Rudy Williams, 27, 2641 Gilbert Ave., first degree possession of a controlled substance at 700 block of Saratoga, Jan. 20. Rodney Covington, 42, 402 West Fifth St., fourth degree assault at Fourth St. Bridge, Jan. 30. William Byrd, 38, 214 West 13Th St., fourth degree assault, EPO/DVO violation at 214 West 13th St., Jan. 29.

David Kenna III 23, 44 Madagascar Drive, careless driving, first degree possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia at 10th and Monmouth, Jan. 29. Brittany Scott, 21, 70 18th St. No. 201, theft by unlawful taking at 1301 Monmouth St., Jan. 28. Anthony McGaha, 49, 400 East Fourth St., third degree burglary, second degree fleeing, first degree possession of a controlled substance at Kentucky Drive, Jan. 28.

Incidents/investigations Second degree criminal possession of a forged instrument

At 637 Park Ave., Feb. 2.

Theft by unlawful taking

At 1301 Monmouth St., Feb. 7. At 1914 Monmouth St., Jan. 27.

Third degree burglary, third degree criminal mischief

At 509 West Seventh St., Jan. 28.

CAMPBELL COUNTY Arrests/citations

Jeffrey S. Waite, 22, 1431 Maple Ave., DUI - first offense at U.S. 27 and Davjo, Jan. 22. James Jimmy Combs Jr., 57, 284 Jacobs Road, second degree assault with a gun, first degree wanton endangerment at 11872 Flagg Springs Pike, Jan. 22. John D. Powell, 41, 7863 Beechmont Ave., disregarding traffic control device - traffic light, disregarding traffic control device - stop sign, DUI - first offense, possession of open alcoholic beverage container in a motor vehicle - prohibited at Lower Tug Fork and Upper Tug


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INVITATION TO BID Newport Millennium Housing Corporation III will be accepting sealed bids for the renovation of 926 Hamlet St., located in the City of Newport, Kentucky. Bids are due no later than 12:00 p.m., local time, March 11, 2011, at the offices of NMHC III, located at 30 East 8th. St., Newport, KY 41071 at which time and place all bids will be publicly opened and read aloud. Bids are to be marked “926 Hamlet St. Renovation Project #11-02”. Must be a certified Lead Renovator. A copy of certification must be presented with bid.

Joseph Alford, 46, of Alexandria, died Feb. 4, 2011, at his residence. Survivors include his mother, Jackie Weatherspoon; sons, Joseph Alford and Scott Alford; daughter, Tara Alford; sisters, Linda Davis, Jeanie Allen, Robin and Tracey Weatherspoon; and two grandchildren. Interment was at Alexandria Cemetery.

Rev. Joseph Brink

Reverend Joseph C. Brink, 72, of

Bidding Documents may be examined beginning February 10, 2011 at the following locations: Allied Construction Industries, Cincinnati, OH, and the McGraw Hill Plan room, Cincinnati, OH.

Fort Thomas, died Feb. 6, 2011, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. He was ordained June 1, 1963. He was an assistant at Sacred Heart Church, Bellevue, a faculty member at Newport Catholic High School and Villa Madonna College, assistant director at Marydale Retreat House, pastor at Holy Cross Church and St. Mary Church, president of National Federation of Priests’ Councils and a resident at Blessed Sacrament Church. He retired with residence at St. Pius X Rectory. His brother, Richard Brink, died previously. Survivors include his sisters, Car-

INVITATION TO BID Date: February 17, 2011

Copies of Bidding Documents may be purchased beginning February 10, 2011 by Bidders at: Phipps Reprographics, 6920 Plainfield Rd., Cincinnati, OH 45236, Phone: 513-793-1030 Fax: 513-793-1107

P R O J E C T : Catalpa & Chestnut Water Main Replacement City of Independence, Kenton County, Kentucky

NMHC III will conduct a pre-bid walkthrough of the building at 10:00 a.m., local time, February 17, 2011.

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

A certified check or bank draft, payable to NMHC III, U.S. Government Bonds, or a satisfactory bid bond executed by the Bidder and acceptable sureties in amount equal to five (5) percent of the bid shall be submitted with each bid.

UNTIL: Date:March 2, 2011 Time: 9:00 AM (Local Time)

The successful Bidder will be required to furnish and pay for satisfactory performance and payment bonds. All Bidders shall include with their bid a statement from an acceptable surety that if their bid is accepted the surety will furnish to the Bidder the required performance and payment bond or bonds required by the contract documents. Attention of Bidders is particularly called to the requirements as to conditions of employment to be observed and minimum wage rates to be paid under the contract, Section 3, Segregated Facility, Section 109 and E.O. 11246 and Title VI. MBE/WBE firms are encouraged to bid. No bidder may withdraw their bid within 60 days after the actual date of opening thereof. NMHC III reserves the right to waive any informality, irregularity, or defect in any proposal, and to reject any/or all proposals should it be deemed in the best interest of NMHC III to do so. It is the intent of NMHC III to award a contract to the lowest responsible and responsive bidder. NMHC III is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 1620522 CITY OF BELLEVUE, KENTUCKY ORDINANCE 2011-01-01 AN ORDINANCE AMENDING ORDINANCE 93-8-1 TO ADOPT A NEW SECTION OF THE BELLEVUE CODE OF ORDINANCES CHAPTER 52, GARBAGE, TRASH AND OTHER WASTE, TO REQUIRE INFESTED RUBBISH AND MATTRESSES, BOX SPRINGS AND OTHER IETMS TO BE TREATED OR ENCAPSULATED IN PLAS TIC BEFORE PLACEMENT ALONG THE PUBLIC RIGHT OF WAY FOR DISPOSAL. WHEREAS, it is within the powers of the City to protect residents from infestations by all forms of natural vermin; and W H E R E A S , the City is responsible for the garbage franchise and collection within the City; and WHEREAS, the City has identified a necessi ty to prevent the spread of vermin from infested rubbish and household items placed on the public right away for disposal, THEREFORE BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY OF BELLEVUE, CAMPBELL COUNTY, KENTUCKY: That Ordinance 93-8-1 is amended to add the following new section and language. SECTION ONE Section 9.1. Insect infested rubbish, mattresses, box springs and other items. Private property owners and/or their tenants shall not place out for collection or otherwise place in the public right of way any rubbish, clothing, mattresses, box springs, cushions, carpets, or other items that have any type of insect infestation, including but not limited to bed bugs and fleas, unless the items are completely encapsulated so as to cover and securely envelop all infested items in plastic. SECTION TWO This ordinance may be read and published in Summary. SECTION THREE This ordinance shall be signed by the Mayor, attested by the City Clerk, recorded, published, and shall be in effect at the earliest time provided by law. PASSED by City Council of the City of Bellevue, Campbell County, Kentucky assembled in regular session. First Reading: 1/12/2011 Second Reading: 2/09/2011 Published: 2/17/2011 CITY OF BELLEVUE, KENTUCKY By: Edward Riehl, Mayor ATTEST: Mary Scott, Clerk



ole Stallmeyer of Crescent Springs, Sr. Rita Brink, O.S.B., of Villa Hills, Charlotte Newman of Topeka, Kan., Judy Elsbernd of Milford, Ohio, Joyce Callery of Covington, Marlene Brink of Hebron and Mary Lynn Bittlinger of Villa Hills. Burial was at Mother of God Cemetery. Memorials: St. Pius X Church Tuition Fund, 348 Dudley Road, Edgewood, KY 41017; or St. Mary School Tuition Fund, 8246 E. Main St., Alexandria, KY 41001; or Priest Retirement Fund, P.O. Box 15550, Covington, KY 41015.

Dorothy ‘Dolly’ Brown

Dorothy “Dolly” Henrietta Huppert Brown, 98, of Melbourne, died Feb. 8, 2011, at Rosedale Manor Nursing Home. She supported Holly Hill Children’s Home and crocheted lap throws to give to nursing homes and hospitals. Her husband, Orville E. Brown; brothers Jack, Dale and Ray; and sister, Mary Anna, died previously. Memorials: Holly Hill Children’s Home, 9599 Summer Hill Road, California, KY 41007 or Melbourne United Methodist Church, 1011 Mary Ingles Hwy., Melbourne, KY 41059.

Louis Collins

Louis Collins, 77, of Alexandria, died Feb. 10, 2011, at St. Elizabeth Fort Thomas. Survivors include his companion, Carolyn Estes; Carolyn’s sons, Carroll

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 1,425 linear feet of 8” PVC water main on Catalpa Drive and 460 linear feet of 6” PVC water main Chestnut Court together with the appurtenances and related work in the City of Independence, 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

Basic obituary information and a color photograph of your loved one is published without charge by The Community Press. Please call us at 2830404 for more information. To publish a larger memorial tribute, call 513242-4000 for pricing details. For the most up-to-date Northern Kentucky obituaries, click on the “Obituaries” link at and Wayne; his brother, James Collins; and sisters, Ruth Caudill and Bonnie Ashcraft. Interment was at Alexandria Cemetery. Memorials: St. Elizabeth Hospice, 483 S. Loop Road, Edgewood, KY 41017.

Edna Marie Ferguson

Edna Marie Ferguson, 94, died Feb. 7, 2011, at her granddaughter Sarah Dawn’s home in Florence. She was a former waitress and worked at the YMCA lunchroom in Covington for 25 years. She was a member of Independence Christian Church and loved to sing, dance and cook. Her husband, Robert Ferguson Sr.; a daughter, Sharon “Susie” Ferguson Bell; and a grandson, Joseph Patrick Ferguson Luck, died previously.

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POLICE REPORTS Second degree cruelty to animals

From B7 man claiming to be a police officer called to say a bomb was going to go off in 15 minutes at 9599 Summer Hill Road, Jan. 23.

Found property

Report of tool box with power hammer and power saw found in road with name Joe Wade written on it, but unable to locate the person at 6765 Gunkel Road, Jan. 24.

Fourth degree assault

Report of woman assaulted man at Holtz Drive, Jan. 26. Report of female juvenile punched another female juvenile in face on school bus at 8000 Alexandria Pike, Jan. 27.

Property damage - gas pump

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: Charge Complete set of Bidding Documents $ 50.00 (U.S. Mail) (if and Handling Mailing $ 10.00 requested)

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Report of car driven away with gas pump still attached causing $150 in damage at 3510 Ivor Road, Jan. 23.

Recover of stolen property – out of state auto

Found van reported stolen backed into wooded area on Greis Road after report of suspicious vehicle at 4110 Greis Road, Jan. 29.

Report of three dogs found with no food, water or heat and locked inside trailer for two weeks at 5095 Chase Lane, Jan. 22.

Suspicious activity

Report of verbal disagreement over employment led to manager leaving hand delivered note at woman’s private home at 1009 Lickert Road, Jan. 21. Report of police kept jewelry and videos after reportedly seeing person attempting to hide items during traffic stop including jewelry and videos at Ky. 8 and Maple, Jan. 27.

Theft by unlawful taking

Report of forklift for Bobcat taken at 981 Midway, Jan. 22.

Theft of controlled substance

Report of prescription medications taken from two residence rooms at 2000 St. Anne Drive, Jan. 21.

Third degree criminal mischief

Report of back window of vehicle shattered in parking lot at 6302 Licking Pike, Jan. 23.

Vehicle mishap

Report of slid off driveway into creek bed at 3818 Fender Road, Jan. 22.

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. 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 bid.





Bids shall remain subject to acceptance for 45 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 1001621722

NOTICE OF ADOPTION, TITLE AND SUMMARY OF ALEXANDRIA ORDINANCE 2011-01 I hereby certify that the following is the Title and Summary of Ordinance 2011-01 of the City of Alexandria, in Campbell County, Kentucky, adopted by City Council on January 3, 2011: ORDINANCE NO. 2011-01: AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF ALEXANDRIA, CAMPBELL COUNTY, KENTUCKY, ADOPTING THE 2010 S-12 SUPPLEMENT TO THE CITY OF ALEXANDRIA CODE OF ORDINANCES, AS PREPARED BY THE AMERICAN LEGAL PUBLISHING CORPORATION. This Ordinance adopts the Supplement to the Code of Ordinances, prepared by American Legal Publishing Corporation, which incorporates Kentucky statutory changes through 2010 and integrates City Ordinance changes through and including Ordinance 2010-12. *************************************** I, Michael A. Duncan, an attorney licensed to practice law in the Commonwealth of Kentucky, for Ziegler & Schneider, P.S.C., City Attorneys for the City of Alexandria, in Campbell County, Kentucky, do hereby certify that this Notice of Adoption, Title and Summary of Ordinance 2011-01 was prepared by me, and that it represents an accurate description of the summary of the contents of the Ordinance. The full text of the Ordinance, the Exhibit, and other information relative to the Ordinance, are on file at the office of the City Clerk, 8236 West Main Street, Alexandria, Kentucky 41001. /s/ Michael A. Duncan For Ziegler & Schneider, P.S.C. City Attorneys


LEGAL NOTICE Notice is hereby given that the following settlements have been presented to the Campbell District Court, written exceptions to the above settlements must be filed in Campbell District Court, 600 Columbia St., Newport, Ky 41071 on or before 20 days of this notice. If no exceptions are filed said settlements will be confirmed and ordered recorded. TYPE EXECUTOR DECEASED FINAL
















Deaths Survivors include her daughters, Nancy Ferguson Paris of Fort Wright, Rebecca Ferguson Wilcoxson of Erlanger and Rebecca Webster Luck of Florence; son, Robert Ferguson Jr. of Fort Wright; sister, Stella Doody Kees of Independence; brother, Kenneth Bonham Tippett of Cold Spring; eight grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren. Burial was at Independence Cemetery. Memorials: Hospice of the Bluegrass, 7388 Turfway Road, Florence, KY 41042.

Betty Dean Graybeal

Betty Dean Graybeal, 78, of Edgewood, died Feb. 6, 2011, at St. Elizabeth, following a long illness. She worked for the Jergens Company, helped her husband with the family business, Graybeal Plumbing, Cincinnati, and was a member and teacher at First Christian Assembly, Mount Auburn. A sister, Mildred Strong, died previously. Survivors include her husband, Joseph Graybeal; daughters, Donna Davis of Pittsburg, Pa., and Lisa Boehne of Newport; sisters, Marie Lavender of Fort Thomas and Shirley Slankard of Fredericksburg, Va.; six grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Burial was at Forest Lawn Cemetery, Erlanger. Memorials: St. Elizabeth Hospice, 483 S. Loop Road, Edgewood, KY 41017.

Mary Louise Igo

Mary Louise Igo, 81, of Maumee, Ohio, formerly of Wilder, died Feb. 6, 2011, at her home. She enjoyed camping, line dancing and shopping. Her husband, Glenn Igo, and a grandson, Dylan Igo, died previously. Survivors include her sons, David Igo, Doug Igo and Daryl Igo; brothers, Jack Marcelli and John Marcelli; sisters, Angie Franklin and Margaret Cioffi; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Burial was at Fort Meigs Cemetery, Perrysburg, Ohio. Memorials: In Mary’s name, Promedica Continuing Care Services, 5200 Harroun Road, Sylvania, OH 43560.

Ken Jelf

Ken Jelf, 69, of Independence, died Feb. 8, 2011. Survivors include his wife, Byrd R. Jelf; daughters, Lori Busam and Chris Case, both of Alexandria, and Shelly Hinrichson of Cold Spring; stepdaughters, LeAnn Cline of Maysville and Julie Lacey of Augusta; and 16 grandchildren. Interment was at Sharon Cemetery, Bracken County. Memorials: American Cancer Society.

NOTICE City of Ft. Thomas Design Review Board Public Hearing The Design Review Board of the City of Fort Thomas, Kentucky, will hold a meeting at the City Building, 130 North Fort Thomas Avenue, Fort Thomas, Kentucky, on Thursday, 24, 2011 February beginning at 6:00 P.M. for the following: A Public Hearing: Signage Application for property located at 16 N. Ft. Thomas FordAvenue, Ellington Florist, submitted by owner, Ford-Ellington Florist/Orion Constellation Properties. The City of Fort Thomas will make every r e a s o n a b l e to accommo-dation assist qualified disabled persons in obtaining access to available services or in attending City activities. If there is a need for the City to be aware of a specific disability, you are encouraged to contact the City of Ft. Thomas General Services Department at (859) 572-1210 so that suitable arrangements can be considered prior to the delivery of the service or the date of the meeting. 1621775

Alvis L. Kinney

Alvis L. Kinney, 93, of Highland Heights, died Feb. 7, 2011, at his residence. His wife, Lillian, died previously. He was retired from the U.S. Army, served in World War II and the Korean War and hiked the Appalachian Mountains three times. Survivors include his son, Matthew Kinney; daughters, Lois McKinney and Marjorie Sams; sister, Mary Ruth Gadd; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Sallie Mairose

Sallie Mairose, 75, of Park Hills, died Feb. 7, 2011, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. Her husband, Paul T. Mairose, died previously. Survivors include her daughters, Patricia Scanlon of Port St. Lucie, Fla., Helen Miller of Covington, Paula Hammock of Fort Wright and Sue Minch of Southgate; son, Tom Mairose of Park Hills; niece, Donna Edmonds of Erlanger; 16 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Burial was at Floral Hills Cemetery, Taylor Mill. Memorials: St. Elizabeth Hospice, 483 S. Loop Road, Edgewood, KY 41017.

Atha Spicer Polly

Atha Spicer Polly, 97, of Morning View, died Feb. 5, 2011, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. She was a former assembler for Queen City Dinette and a member and former Sunday school teacher at Kenton Baptist Church. She enjoyed gardening and working outside. Her husband, Lelan Polly, and sons Tommy and Ralph Polly died previously. Survivors include her daughters, Versie Mahan and Lena Dennis, both of Morning, Ida Mackin of Florence, Etta Sue Gabbard of Jackson and Lenora Bellamy of Independence; sons, E.J. Polly of Erlanger and Decoursey Polly of Dayton; sister, Lola Turner of Alexandria; brothers, Decoursey Spicer of Columbus, Arnold Spicer and Leland Spicer, both of Trenton, Ohio, and Bobby Spicer of Edgewood; 24 grandchildren; 45 great-grandchildren; 36 great-greatgrandchildren; and one great-greatgreat-grandchild. Interment was at Wilmington Cemetery, Morning View. Memorials: Hospice of St. Elizabeth, 1 Medical Village Drive, Suite 213, Edgewood, KY 41017.

Gwendola Riley

Gwendola Spencer Riley, 66, of Williamstown, died Feb. 5, 2011, at St. Elizabeth Grant County. She worked in quality control at Clarion Corporation of America, Walton, and worked for Williamstown Schools and Jefferson Electric. She was a member of the Sherman Church of Christ in Dry Ridge, Williamstown Homemakers and the Erlanger Lions

LEGAL NOTICE Thomas Fort The Board of Education will accept sealed proposals until 2:00 p.m. on March 3, 2011 for Banking Depository Services. Additional information is available at the office of the Superintendent of Schools, 28 North Fort Thomas Ave., Fort Thomas, KY 41075. Tel859-781ephone, 3333. The Fort Thomas Board of Education reserves the right to reject any or all proposals. 1621323 LEGAL NOTICE The Newport Planning and Zoning Board will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, March 1, 2011 at 5:00 p.m. in the Newport Municipal Complex, 998 Monmouth Street, Newport, Kentucky. The hearing will be held for interested parties to hear and present evidence relative to the following agenda items: PZ-11-02 The Applicant is requesting a Map amendment Inquiries regarding hearing public this should be addressed to: J. Gregory Tulley AICP Development Services Director City of Newport 998 Monmouth Street Newport, Kentucky 41071 859-292-3637

Club. She was a Kentucky Colonel. Two brothers, Charles Spencer and Gayle Spencer; and two sisters, Janet Burchfield and Charlotte Spencer, died previously. Survivors include her husband, Raymond Riley; sons, Raymond Riley of Falmouth and Sean Riley of Burlington; daughter, Melissa Meece of Williamstown; brother, Robert Spencer of Florence; sisters, Margaret Sexton of Cincinnati and Marcella Pangallo of Newport; and six grandchildren. Memorials: Chicks and Chucks, 136 Ridge Hill Drive, Highland Heights, KY 41076.

Thomas H. Sandfoss

Thomas H. Sandfoss, 75, of Highland Heights, died Feb. 7, 2011, at St. Elizabeth Hospice after a five year struggle with cancer. He was a retired custodian from Bishop Brossart High School, a U.S. Navy veteran and a member of the Catholic Order of Foresters at St. Joseph Church, Cold Spring. Survivors include his wife, Rose Mary; daughters, Sandi Sandfoss and Tina Sandfoss; son, Walter Sandfoss; sister, Ruthie Cunningham; and three grandchildren. Burial was at St. Stephens Cemetery. Memorials: Bishop Brossart High School Memorial Fund, 4 Grove St., Alexandria, KY 41001 or St. Elizabeth Hospice, 483 S. Loop Road, Edgewood, KY 41017.

James Wade Scaggs

James Wade Scaggs, 45, of Falmouth, formerly of Fort Thomas, died Feb. 8, 2011, at his home. His parents, James Clifford “Jay” and Patricia Bea “Pat” Myers Scaggs, died previously. He was a truck driver with USF Holland, Lexington, and a farmer. Survivors include his wife, Kaye Gillespie; daughters, Stefanie Scaggs and Sara Scaggs, both of Falmouth; sisters, Sally Jo Wolfe of Falmouth and Kimberly Bea Weber of Fort Thomas; brother, Russell “Rusty” Scaggs of Falmouth; and mother-inlaw, Mary Gillespie of Falmouth. Interment was in St. Francis Xavier Cemetery, Falmouth. Memorials: Pendleton County Relay For Life, 1715 Lenoxburg Road, Falmouth, KY 41040.

Gary W. Schoulthies

Gary W. Schoulthies, 49, of Butler, formerly of Fort Thomas, died Feb. 6, 2011, at his home. He was an employee of Tri State Interior and a member of Brick Layers and Allied Craft Workers Local No. 18, Cincinnati. His father, William R. Schoulthies, died previously. Survivors include his mother, Lois Black Schoulthies of Butler; son, Nathan Schoulthies of Washington, Ky.; sister, Pam Springer of Alexandria; fiancé, Angie Jarman of Erlanger; and two grandchildren. Interment was at Johns Hill

Cemetery, Wilder. Memorials: American Heart Association, Kentucky Region, 333 Guthrie St., Suite 207, Louisville, KY 40202.

Norma Liles Stevens

Norma Liles Stevens, 68, of Wilder, died Feb. 7, 2011, in Largo, Fla. Her husband, Raymond Stevens; and a nephew, Chris Reis, died previously. Survivors include sons, Chuck Liles of Cincinnati and Scott Stevens of Cartersville, Ga.; daughters, Vicky Liles of Louisville, Judy DuChemin of Middletown, Ohio, and Alicia Plavsic of Newport; brother, Ken Allen of Florence; sister, Diana Reis of Alexandria; eight grandchildren; companion, Charles Ryan of Wilder; and family members, Linda Good of Louisville and Mike Findley of Cincinnati. Burial was at Alexandria Cemetery.

Gayola Yeager-Arthur

Gayola Yeager-Arthur, 78, of Newport, died Feb. 9, 2011, at her home. Her husband, Eugene Arthur, and three brothers, Vincent, Clifford and Kenneth, died previously. She retired as an assistant branch manager from Kentucky Enterprise Federal Savings and Loan. Survivors include her daughters, Karen Williams, Kim Arthur and Kathy Arthur; sons, Michael Arthur


and Kevin Arthur; sisters, Catherine Gold and Dolores Gosney; brothers, George Yeager, Richard Yeager, Ronald Yeager and Dennis Yeager; 10 grandchildren; and 13 greatgrandchildren Burial was at Alexandria Cemetery.


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ORDINANCE NO. O-02-2011 AN ORDINANCE CONFIRMING THE CITY ENGINEER’S ESTIMATE OF THE COST OF THE IMPROVEMENT AND CERTIFICATE OF APPORTIONMENT FOR THE IMPROVEMENT OF SOUTH FORT THOMAS AVENUE FROM 947 SOUTH FORT THOMAS AVENUE TO ITS INTERSECTION WITH GARRISON AVENUE; AND RIVER ROAD FROM ITS INTERSECTION WITH SOUTH FORT THOMAS AVENUE TO A POINT APPROXIMATELY 75 FEET IN DISTANCE; ALL IN THE CITY OF FORT THOMAS, CAMPBELL COUNTY, KENTUCKY, AND ALL IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PLANS AND SPECIFICATIONS THERETO AS SUBMITTED BY THE CITY ENGINEER AND AS APPROVED BY THE BOARD OF COUNCIL; APPROVING AND LEVYING A SPECIAL ASSESSMENT AGAINST THE ABUTTING PROPERTY OWNERS AND PROVIDING FOR ITS PAYMENT; DIRECTING THE CITY CLERK TO PUBLISH THIS ORDINANCE IN THE MANNER PROVIDED BY LAW; DIRECTING THE CITY TREASURER TO PREPARE AND DISTRIBUTE THE ASSESSMENT BILLS REQUIRING ALL ABUTTING PROPERTY OWNERS TO PAY THE IMPROVEMENT ASSESSMENT. BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY OF FORT THOMAS, CAMPBELL COUNTY, KENTUCKY: SECTION I The Public Works Committee and the City Engineer recommend the acceptance of the improvements of South Fort Thomas Avenue from 947 South Fort Thomas Avenue to its intersection with Garrison Avenue.; and River Road from its intersection with South Fort Thomas Avenue to a point approximately 75 feet in distance. These improvements have been constructed in accordance with the plans and specifications. The Certificates of apportionment are hereby accepted, approved, and confirmed. SECTION II That special assessment rates as set out below per linear foot and fronting on listed streets, be and the same is hereby apportioned, levied, and assessed against said real estate and the owners thereof (see attached Exhibit “A”) at the stated cost per foot, as set out as follows: STREET FRONT FT COST FRONT FT COST FINAL COST CITY PORTION PPTY OWNR PORTION S. Fort Thomas Ave. River Road

$414.77 $414.77

$33.63 * $33.63 *

$863,000.00 $863,000.00

* Note: Front foot cost to property owner is based upon a value added resurfacing equivalency standard, constituting 7.5% of the total project cost (with City portion constituting 92.5% of total project cost). SECTION III Payments for all improvements shall be due within forty-five (45) days of the publication of the Ordinance of Apportionment and any assessment levied that is not paid when due shall bear a penalty of five percent (5%). An additional ten percent (10%) penalty will be levied thirty-one (31) days after the due date, and any unpaid assessment shall accrue eight percent (8%) per annum interest, except for those property owners participating in the Installment Payment Plan, as outlined below, and shall continue to accrue and be liable as provided by law. The City’s portion of the entire improvement cost shall be paid within thirty (30) days from the acceptance of said work under the contract. INSTALLMENT PAYMENT PLAN Property owners will have the option to pay in full or finance the total assessment amount over a ten (10) year period at a rate of four percent (4%) interest equal to the tax-exempt borrowing rate secured by the City to finance the project. The first annual installment shall become due and payable on July 1, following the year in which the project was completed. Any property owner interested in the Installment Payment Plan shall initiate this process by completing an Installment Agreement Form with the City’s Director of Finance within thirty (30) days of the publication of the Ordinance of Apportionment. A non-refundable administrative fee of thirty-five dollars ($35) shall be required to process the Installment Agreement Application Form. Installment payments shall be made to the Finance Office on or before July 31 of each year as outlined in the Agreement. If any property owner fails to make their installment payment by July 31 of each year as outlined in the Agreement, the entire unpaid balance will become due immediately and payable in full with no recourse. The City shall exercise its rights to proceed to collect all amounts in default of improvement assessment bills by initiating appropriate legal action. SECTION V The City Treasurer shall give notice by distribution of assessment bills. SECTION VI This Ordinance shall be in full force and effect from and after its passage, approval and publication as designated by law. APPROVED: _______________________ Mary H. Brown, Mayor 1st Reading: January 18, 2011 ADOPTED: February 7, 2011 ATTEST: __________________________ Melissa Kelly, City Clerk Published: Recorder Mailing Assessed % of Name Address City, State, Zip Address PIDN Project Frontage Per ft. Total DORNETTE, CAROL J. 17 W. VILLA PL. FT. THOMAS, KY 41075 1011 S. FT. THOMAS AVE. 13-242.00 2.65% 100.00 33.63 3363.00 28.70 33.63 965.18 FT. THOMAS, KY 41075 1013 S. FT. THOMAS AVE. 16-240.00 0.76% SCHAEPER, CAROL & LAWRENCE 17 W. VILLA PL. ALEXANDRIA, KY 41001 1017 S. FT. THOMAS AVE. 13-661.00 1.33% 50.00 33.63 1681.50 13 WHISPERING WOODS MIDWAY CAFÉ INC. FT. THOMAS, KY 41075 1025 S. FT. THOMAS AVE 17-269.00 2.04% P.O. BOX 252 76.99 33.63 2589.17 CRESCO INVESTMENT LLC LOVELAND, OH 45140 6244 SEATTLE RULE CT. 52.76 33.63 1774.32 GROESCHEN, LAVERN F. 1029 S. FT. THOMAS AVE. 13-913.00 1.40% MASTERS, JAMES & LISA 400 VATER RD. BUTLER, KY 41006 1031 S. FT. THOMAS AVE. 14-693.00 1.77% 66.76 33.63 2245.14 WARD, MYRNA 1035-1037 S. FT. THOMAS AVE. FT. THOMAS, KY 41075 1035 S. FT. THOMAS AVE. 15-724.00 1.07% 40.35 33.63 1356.97 ARNZEN, ROBERT & JOANNE 8 GRAND LAKE DR. FT. THOMAS, KY 41075 1041 S. FT. THOMAS AVE. 12-266.00 1.33% 50.00 33.63 1681.50 0.00 0.00 33.63 1043 shares driveway with 1045 1043 S. FT. THOMAS AVE. 16-633.00 0.00% HOSEA, DAVID - no front footage FT. THOMAS, KY 41075 1045 S. FT. THOMAS AVE. 16-636.00 1.99% 75.00 33.63 2522.25 38 WALKER RD. HOSEA, DAVID TAYLOR MILL, KY 41015 1107 S. FT. THOMAS AVE. 16-635.00 0.80% 3240 HIGH RIDGE DR. 30.00 33.63 1008.90 DRC ENTERPRISES LLC COLD SPRING, KY 41076 1109 S. FT. THOMAS AVE. 16-634.00 1.19% 45.00 33.63 1513.35 FT. THOMAS DEVELOPMENT LLC 6148 ALEXANDRIA PIKE FT. THOMAS, KY 41075 1113 S. FT. THOMAS AVE. 15-603.00 0.88% 33.33 33.63 1120.89 1113 S. FT. THOMAS AVE. O’NEILL, JAMES E. & PEGGY FT. THOMAS, KY 41075 1117 S. FT. THOMAS AVE. 14-291.00 1.10% 41.67 33.63 1401.36 DOVETAIL REALTY GROUP LLC 1123 S. FT. THOMAS AVE. FT. THOMAS, KY 41075 1119 S. FT. THOMAS AVE. 12-813.00 0.66% 25.00 33.63 840.75 DOVETAIL REALTY GROUP LLC 1123 S. FT. THOMAS AVE. 35.50 33.63 1193.87 FT. THOMAS, KY 41075 1121 S. FT. THOMAS AVE. 12-871.00 0.94% DOVETAIL REALTY GROUP LLC 1123 S. FT. THOMAS AVE. DOVETAIL REALTY GROUP LLC 1123 S. FT. THOMAS AVE. FT. THOMAS, KY 41075 1123 S. FT. THOMAS AVE. 12-812.00 0.97% 36.52 33.63 1228.17 JOHN T. COFFMAN 1100 S. FT. THOMAS AVE. FT. THOMAS, KY 41075 1100 S. FT. THOMAS AVE. 12-935.00 2.18% 82.20 33.63 2764.39 THEISS, MARGARET L. TRUST 1784 BETHEL-NEW RICHMOND RD. NEW RICHMOND, OH 45157 1118 S. FT. THOMAS AVE. 16-873.00 1.33% 50.00 33.63 1681.50 COFFMAN, JOHN T. 1100 S. FT. THOMAS AVE. FT. THOMAS, KY 41075 1100 S. FT. THOMAS AVE. 12-935.00 1.03% 38.90 33.63 1308.21 COFFMAN, JOHN T. & MYRTLE 1100 S. FT. THOMAS AVE. FT. THOMAS, KY 41075 9 RIVER ROAD 12-936.00 1.01% 38.10 33.63 1281.30 VETERANS ADMINISTRATION 1000 S. FT. THOMAS AVE. FT. THOMAS, KY 41075 EXEMPT 00-000.00 16.43% 619.63 33.63 20838.16 CITY OF FT. THOMAS 130 N. FT. THOMAS AVE. FT. THOMAS, KY 41075 MIDWAY COURT R-O-W 00-000.00 0.51% 19.30 33.63 649.06 FT. THOMAS, KY 41075 RIVER ROAD R-O-W 00-000.00 5.30% 200.00 33.63 6726.00 130 N. FT. THOMAS AVE. CITY OF FT. THOMAS CITY OF FT. THOMAS 130 N. FT. THOMAS AVE. FT. THOMAS, KY 41075 GARRISON AVE. R-O-W 00-000.00 1.33% 50.00 33.63 1681.50 Total 50.00% 1885.71 63416.43 I, Jann Seidenfaden, City Attorney for the City of Fort Thomas, Campbell County, Kentucky, and an attorney licensed to practice law in the Commonwealth of Kentucky, do hereby certify that this Summary was prepared by me at the direction of the Mayor and Board of Council, and that this Summary is a true and accurate summary of the contents of the Ordinance. ___________________________ Jann Seidenfaden, City Attorney



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