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Left: Jamee Jackson (left) leads a bellydancing class at the Cold Spring branch of the Campbell County Public Library Monday, Feb. 22. Center: Megan Peek from Alexandria practices her bellydancing moves. Right: Pendleton County resident Sarah Tackett watches bellydancing teacher Jamee Jackson and mimics her movements.

Marsie’s Menagerie

Campbell County resident Marsie Hall Newbold offers up a new column highlighting local owners and their pets. Along with telling their stories, Newbold looks to local experts for pet tips and guidance. “If it is furry, feathery or finny, I’ll be writing about it,” Newbold said. LIFE, B5

Primary election will narrow judge race By Chris Mayhew

Teeter tots

The pitter-patter of little feet fills the Fort Thomas Armory as dozens of children run through the gymnasium during the Recreation Department’s Teeter Tots program. For more than 30 years, the department has been offering the children’s exercise program, which has offered a lot more through the years. LIFE, B1

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Voters will advance two of three candidates for Campbell County’s Family Court judgeship in the May 18 primary to the November general election. The candidates include Gayle Hoffman of Newport, who was appointed in October 2009 to fill the vacant judgeship after Mickey Foellger retired. Attorneys James Kidney of Fort Thomas and Richard Woeste of Melbourne are also vying for election to the seat. Hoffman, who began practicing law with her father at The Hoffman Firm in 1980, said she’s been doing family law her entire 30year career and feels she has a lot offer in the position. Hoffman said in her position, every day she gets the feeling that she’s used her years of experience and helped someone. “I’ve seen a lot over the years and that experience helps with making the right decisions,” Hoffman said. It’s important to have experience when dealing with the issues that arise in family court, Hoffman said. “We don’t always have judges elected that have experience,” Hoffman said. “This isn’t like criminal or civil cases. There is a lot more emotion involved.” Kidney, who has an office in Newport, said he’s handled every aspect of law that goes before a family court judge in his 32-year law career with no exceptions. Kidney said he’s had more than 18,000 clients with 7,5000 of the cases in domestic relations. Family court deals with dissolution,

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Hoffman: Graduate of Salmon P. Chase College of Law and Northern Kentucky University. A Pro Bono Attorney Panel member since 1980. Served as panel chair for the Northern Kentucky Bar Association Arbitration Programs and as the hearing officer as a member of the Kentucky Commission on Human Rights. Current member and past board chair of the Women’s Crisis Center of Northern Kentucky. Past member of the board of directors of the Diocese of Covington, the Newport Central Catholic Board of Education and the Holy Trinity School Board of Directors. Kidney: Graduate of Salmon P. Chase College of Law and Northern Kentucky University. A native of Newport. Former city attorney for Highland Heights and former board member of the OKI Council of Regional governments. Has served as a guardian for children and practiced domestic law since 1979. Has also served as a mediator and special prosecutor. Has also taught law classes at Salmon P. Chase College of Law for five years, and has also taught law at Xavier University, University of Cincinnati and the College of Mount St. Joseph. Woeste: Graduate of Salmon P. Chase College of Law, Eastern Kentucky University and Campbell County High School. Attorney for City of California for past 18 years and attorney for the Melbourne Fire District for 10 years. Former staff attorney for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit for two years and former staff attorney for Justice Donald Wintersheimer for Kentucky Court of Appeals and Kentucky Supreme Court for two years. Currently an assistant football coach at Bishop Brossart High School and member of the St. Philip Respect Life Committee. family custody issues, property and pension division, he said. Being a good judge means understanding people as individuals and the problems people face that put them before the court, he said. “You have to make sure that problem doesn’t happen in the future,” Kidney said. Kidney said in Campbell County that since 1978 the budget to assign a court appointed attorney has risen from $5,000 to about $1 million annually. “You don’t need to appoint lawyers for everybody that walks in family court and that’s what’s happening today,” he said. Woeste has been a partner with Bathalter and Woeste, with offices in Alexandria, for 24 years. Contrary to other courts, Family Court is more of a court of inter-

vention with a purpose of making things better, Woeste said. There are many divorce cases and even though it’s painful, the relationship is over and the judge’s role is to arrange a fair division of assets, he said. The part that’s not talked much because of privacy laws are the juvenile cases including truancy, runaways and out-of-control juveniles, Woeste said. “The court steps in when there’s problem’s with kids and hopefully makes things better,” he said. For the last seven years Woeste said he has been a prosecutor spending every fourth week in Family Court including handling neglect and abuse cases. “That’s kind of a special area of the law that most attorneys don’t get into,” Woeste said.

Campbell County Schools has implemented a limited bus service plan for almost 70 roads to keep students in school when snow piles make it difficult for buses to turn around on side streets. The plan affects about 350 families and moves bus stops to main roads instead of side streets when the school district declares limited bus service through media outlets during or after heavy snowfalls. The district already used the plan Thursday, Feb. 18, while snow was still piled high from the recent winter storms. The limited bus service will only be used when it is safe to drive, said Juli Hale, director of community relations for the district. “In no way are we going to go to school if it’s unsafe,” Hale said. The issue is that the end of streets and cul-de-sacs where buses turn around is often where snow gets piled up and makes it unsafe for buses to turn around, she said. “The county road services do a great job, but the snow has to go someplace,” Hale said. Under normal conditions the district doesn’t require students to walk more than one-fifth of a mile. There shouldn’t be any extremely long distances created by the limited bus service plan, she said. “We did try to keep them in reason, mostly it’s coming up to the top of your road,” Hale said. Declaring the limited bus service will be on a case-by-case basis, she said. “It’s something that will likely be used after school has been off for a while,” Hale said. John Ripberger, a resident of Royal Oak Drive in Alexandria, one of the streets impacted by the limited bus service plan, lives close to where the street meets Licking Pike. Ripberger said his children, although grown and out of school since the early 1990s, had to walk to the end of the street to catch the bus. But, there are families at the end of the street, about a mile in length, with children the plan could be more of an inconvenience for, he said. “It wasn’t a big deal for us because we’re close to the end of the street,” Ripberger said. About 4,700 students are transported on district buses each school day, a number that includes some parochial students, according to a news release from the district.

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Campbell Community Recorder

February 25, 2010


F.T. Chief takes role as chief’s association president

Local authors share story, pictures of Beverly Hills Club before the fire

By Amanda Joering Alley

By Amanda Joering Alley


Fort Thomas Police Chief Mike Daly (left) is now the president of the Campbell County Police Chief’s Association, a position that has been held by Bellevue Police Chief William Cole (right) for the past six years. able to work with a group of truly good people,” Cole said. Daly said he plans to continue to work together addressing issues that impact the association and improving public safety. “It is very important to continue fostering police cooperation and the exchange of information and experiences,” Daly said. “Since becoming a member of the

(association), one of the biggest advantages for me as a younger police chief is the networking opportunity to learn from other police chiefs with their insight and expertise.” The changes of office for the association took place in January. Campbell County Police Chief Keith Hill is serving as the secretary and treasurer.

Two local authors are trying to make sure the Beverly Hills Supper Club is remembered for more than just the tragic fire that occurred there. In a new pictorial book, “The Beverly Hills Country Club,” Allen Singer and Earl Clark feature hundreds of pictures of the performers and crowds at the club from 1951 until 1962. “Whenever people think about Beverly Hills they only think about the fire, but there was such a great legacy there before the fire,” Singer said. “It really was a premiere showcase in that time.” While researching his first book about the Cincinnati subway, Singer met Clark, who worked as a saxophonist in the house band at the club in the 1950s and had hundreds of photos he took from his time there. Singer said he felt people needed to see Clark’s pictures, which tell many stories. Clark said since there hadn’t really been much coverage of that time period in books, he was all for the idea of co-authoring the book. “I just wanted to show the pleasure the club brought to people in this


Earl Clark (left) and Allen Singer, co-authors of the pictorial book “The Beverly Hills Country Club,” pose for a picture at a book signing. area and share the pictures, which are great historical documents from the period,” Clark said. “I welcomed the opportunity to document my experience.” Through numerous meetings with Clark and research on the club and performers, Singer said they were able to put the book together in about six months and have received positive feedback since its release in January. “This really is a story that touches everybody,”

Singer said. A video about the book can be found at www. by searching for the Beverly Hills Country Club. The book is available at local bookstores, online retailers and through Arcadia Publishing at 888313-2665. Book signings are being held 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 20, at the Walgreens, in Newport and 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 21, at the Barnes & Noble, in Florence.

County steps back from energy plan By Chris Mayhew

Campbell County Fiscal Court is considering how best to spend more than $275,000 in federal stimulus money for energy efficiency. The Fiscal Court has scrapped a proposal submitted by Massachusetts-based Ameresco Inc. in November to spend an additional $1.3 million on top of the stimulus money to create longterm energy cost savings. The county has been working for six months with Ameresco, said Campbell County Administrator Robert Horine. “At this time based on input from the Fiscal Court members we are not proceeding with the energy plan,” Horine said. Horine said the county will invite Ameresco to submit a revised proposal only for the stimulus funds for lighting fixture upgrades. Ameresco has already done work including audits of the county’s energy usage in its buildings, Horine said. More than 10 audience members, including repre-

sentatives of the Campbell County Tea Party, debated with Fiscal Court members over issues including whether the county should even accept the federal stimulus money and asked that local contractors have a shot at making any future proposals. The county had asked for and advertised for bids for the larger proposal cut at Wednesday’s meeting, but only for companies that can guarantee energy savings under state law. Only about three companies have experience with that in Kentucky, and only one of the three, Ameresco, submitted a proposal, Horine said. There’s been no decision yet on how to use the $275,520 in stimulus money for energy efficiency, he said. And when it comes to the stimulus money, the county didn’t ask for it or have to apply for it, Horine said. But rather, the federal government selected the county to receive the funds and if Campbell County doesn’t use the money it will go to another local government. “Most people are angry



Fort Thomas Police Chief Mike Daly has been named the new president of the Campbell County Police Chief’s Association. Daly, who has served as vice-president of the association, is taking the place of Bellevue Chief William Cole, who spent the past six years as the president and will now serve as vice-president. “I admire the work of Chief Cole and what he has accomplished since being the president,” Daly said. “I have some big shoes to fill following in Chief Cole’s footsteps.” Cole said the association, which is made up of police chiefs and officials from the 12 police agencies throughout the county, has enabled its members to share resources and address problems and needs in an organized way. From working together on crime scene investigations to raising money for needed equipment, Cole said the association has accomplished a lot. “I have been blessed to be

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about the spending practices of the federal government,” said Judge-executive Steve Pendery. But, this stimulus money will go to a project that can be backed up with scientific data that can be plotted to prove the money savings, he said. “The money spent will actually save more money in energy savings for the local taxpayers,” Pendery said. Commissioner Mark Hayden said it’s important to note the Fiscal Court members did not agree in supporting the original Ameresco proposal, and no decision has yet been made about how to spend the stimulus money. The county’s energy bill for the previous month was more than $56,465, said Commissioner Dave Otto. “That’s a lot of money for energy, and if we can save money and tax dollars on energy-efficient lighting I’m all for it,” Otto said. Nathan Shank, president of Shank Electrical Contracting, said he attended the meeting to find out if local contractors can have a crack at the stimulus money and create local jobs instead of the work going to companies that are out of state. “All my guys live and work in the area,” Shank said. Shank said he picked up a list of requirements from the county that companies have to meet to be able to bid on the energy efficiency projects. “It seems like now is the time to get in and submit it before its too late,” he said.


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February 25, 2010

Bill to raise shaken baby awareness

Jack and the Beanstalk

By Justin B. Duke

New legislation may keep children from dying. State Rep. Addia Wuchner, R-Florence, sponsored House Bill 285 which aims to increase education and prevention of Pediatric Abusive Head Trauma, or Shaken Baby Syndrome. The bill is making its way though the state legislature and was received by the Senate Feb. 11. When thinking of the bill, an early idea was to mandate hospitals to train

Highland Heights resident Amy Schwegmann is featured in The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati’s upcoming production of “Jack and the Beanstalk.” The show will run Feb. 26 through March 6, at the Taft Theatre, 317 E. Fifth St., in Cincinnati. For tickets call 877-598-8703.

new parents on the dangers of S h a k e n Baby Synd r o m e , Wuchner said. Wuchner Hospitals have enough to worry about, so the idea was scrapped, she said. “Trying to put a mandate on the hospitals wouldn’t be the step,” Wuchner said. Instead, the bill calls for “intensified education” to be offered through a number of avenues to different groups

including prospective adoptive parents, medical professionals and inmates. “The excuse we always hear is, ‘I didn’t know shaking a baby could hurt them,’” Wuchner said. It’s easy to think everyone knows the dangers of Shaken Baby Syndrome, but that isn’t the case, she said. While working on the bill, Wuchner has garnered support from the Kentucky Nurses Association, Prevent Child Abuse Kentucky, Kentucky Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics, Kentucky State Police and

the State Medical Examiner’s Office. Having support from so many agencies demonstrates how important the legislation is, Wuchner said. “It shows collaboration across many agencies,” she said. Because the education would be an addition to other education that goes to adoptive parents, inmates or others who may take care of children at some point, the bill shouldn’t hurt state’s budget, Wuchner said. “There is very little fiscal impact,” she said.

Neighborhood Foundations named Public Housing Authority of the Year Neighborhood Foundations, formerly known as the Housing Authority of Newport, was named Kentucky’s Public Housing Authority of the Year in recognition of its outstanding performance. The award was presented by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) during a ceremony in Louisville. “In essence, Newport has reinvented itself,” Jerry Peluso, mayor of Newport said. “We are going to be seeing the positive repercussions of this work for decades.”

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owners of the home. “The old philosophy of public housing doesn’t work, and we see the evidence all over America,” said Susan Whitehead, who served on the authority’s board for 14 years. “In Newport, we shape our programs around improving the lives and long-term success of our residents, not simply making sure a building is up to grade. We’re selective in our residents, and we make sure that they are responsible citizens who take pride in their home and want to be part of the larger community.”


From left: Newport Mayor Jerry Peluso, Former Neighborhood Foundations Executive Director Joe Condit, Neighborhood Foundations Deputy Director Linda Fields, board chairman Mike Chalk, and Neighborhood Foundations Executive Director Tom Guidugli.

Bishop Brossart saluting vets at party By Chris Mayhew

Bishop Brossart High School is using one of its


Newport surpassed more than 100 public housing authorities to secure their position as best in the state. “This award means a lot to us,” said Tom Guidugli, Executive Director of Neighborhood Foundations and former Mayor of Newport. “It’s taken hard work to make this happen. Many housing authorities have plans on paper but can’t make it a reality because they encounter too many roadblocks. For us, all the pieces were in place with a city, board, staff and community that were focused on the same goal. From the

biggest annual fundraisers to rally the community to come to attention for military service members and veterans. The seventh annual Bishop Brossart High School Emerald Gala, “A Mustang Salute to American Veterans” will be in Cincinnati Lunken Airport’s Hangar 4 at 6 p.m. Saturday, March 13. Those serving in the military were already on people’s minds when planning this year’s event, said Carol Ward of Alexandria, who is co-chair of the event with Kyung See.

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Foreign Wars halls around Northern Kentucky and Cincinnati, she said. People attending are encouraged to dress as if attending a 1940s to 1950s USO military canteen show, including military attire for veterans, or business casual. There will be two vintage propeller military planes and several military vehi-

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The only way to reserve or buy tickets for Bishop Brossart High School’s seventh annual Emerald Gala “A Mustang Salute to American Veterans” is through the hotline phone number or through the development Web site. For tickets (or to buy chances for the $5,000 raffle) call the hotline number at 3920093 or visit The evening will include a buffet-style dinner, a live and silent auction, and a split the pot. Tickets costs $125 per couple or $75 per person. cles, military memorabilia exhibits and silent auction tables at the gala, she said. The featured entertainment will be a live performance by the “Tom Daugherty Army Air Force Orchestra Tribute to the Glenn Miller AAF Orchestra.” “He has a 17-piece orchestra, and we’ve got three women that will be singing the Andrews Sisters songs,” she said. It’s the only time an event for the school has been held in Cincinnati, and the only reason is because the event is attracting general interest from a larger area, said Ron Heiert, Development Director for the school. The school is coordinating ceremonies to honor veterans that night with the Disabled American Veterans and other veterans groups, Heiert said. “It’s a tremendous opportunity for this entire community to say thanks to the veterans,” Heiert said. There is a tradition at Brossart of recognizing military service organizations, and of students writing letters of appreciation to veterans and people in the service overseas, he said. “No matter what your beliefs are there’s nothing more important than to support our young men and women who are supporting us,” Heiert said.


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State legislators urged not to cut school days By Paul McKibben

Northern Kentucky educators told the area’s state legislators during a forum Feb. 20 at Boone County High School in Florence to oppose cutting education, especially a proposal in the House to reduce the school year by two days as a way to save money. Boone County High School teacher Mary Birkenhauer said the state “used to be a joke” but what made it change has been education. “But if education isn’t the priority, I ask you what will be the priorities?” she said. The idea to reduce the academic year was one of several cuts House leaders proposed on Feb. 18 as a

way to balance the state’s 2010-12 budget. Having two fewer school days would save an estimated $34 million each year. Several area superintendents spoke at the forum including Randy Poe of Boone County Schools and Covington Independent Public Schools Superintendent Lynda Jackson. Poe spoke about not cutting the Support Education Excellence Kentucky funding formula. Jackson said the state needs to maintain the two instructional days. Republican State Rep. Sal Santoro of Florence, chairman of the Northern Kentucky Legislative Caucus, said following the meeting that the state has made strides forward since the Kentucky Education Reform Act.

“I think that we need to do something to keep the kids in school. Actually it’s a $34 million savings but do we want (to choose) money over education? Our state is not where it should be ... in education. We need to keep moving forward,” he said, adding hopefully officials can get something else resolved so that the state doesn’t lose those two days. Government spending was one of a few other topics the legislators heard about from residents. Walton resident Bernie Kunkel said changing the state’s tax code, such as raising taxes, will not strengthen Kentucky’s weak economy. He advocated cutting the size of state government. “We have dug ourselves a deep hole spending,” he said.


McKee meets with librarians

Recently, state Rep. Tom McKee, center, met with several Campbell County librarians who visited the Capitol last week with librarians from across the state in an effort to increase support for library programs. Rep. McKee, DCynthiana, serves Campbell County in the Kentucky House of Representatives.

RELIGION NOTES Church Women United

The Tri-City unit of Church Women United will host the annual World Day of Prayer being held at 7 p.m. March 5 at Faith Community United Methodist Church in Independence. For information on the World Day of Prayer, visit The church is located at 4210 Richardson Road.

St. Henry

There will be a White Elephant Sale at the St. Henry Elementary School’s cafeteria Feb. 27 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The sale will benefit the Masai children in Kenya. The sale includes household items, baby items, toys and much more. The school is located at 3825 Dixie Highway in Erlanger. Have an event at your church? Please send your information to


Physical therapy offered at two locations

St. Elizabeth Rehabilitation Services now offers physical therapy at two new off-site locations. The sites are at 103 Landmark Drive in Bellevue and 6159 First Financial drive in Burlington. Licensed physical therapy professionals take patients through each stage of recovery from initial evaluation to final discharge. For specific hours of operation or to schedule an appointment, call the Bellevue office at 859-301-9392 or the Burlington office at 859301-9394.

One Stop host job fair

Job seekers can connect with 15 Northern Kentucky employers at a job fair at the

Campbell County Public Library. One Stop Northern Kentucky will conduct a threehour job fair from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, March 3, at the Cold Spring Branch, 3920 Alexandria Pike. Participants should bring copies of their resumes and be prepared to complete employment applications on site. Employers are mostly from manufacturing and service industries. Participating companies include A & P Technologies, ServPro, CCL Label, Dollar General and Brighton Center. Several companies have vacancies that need to be filled. According to Kenneth Wocher, local veteran’s employment representative of One Stop Northern Kentucky, on average 10 percent of people who attend One Stop Job Fairs are hired after the event. One Stop Northern Kentucky is a division of the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training. Their mission is to provide quality user-friendly access to integrated employment, training and support services. For more information, call the Cold Spring branch at 859-781-6166.

Tea party

Young girls who are interested in, but not currently invovled with, the local Girl Scouts are invited to a Teddy Bear Tea Party from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 2, at the Cold Spring Branch Library, 3920 Alexandria Pike. The event is for girls in kindergarten or first grade that have not been placed with a troop thus far. The Tea

Party is for girls and mom, aunt, grandma, Girls should just bring favorite stuffed animal games will be provided.

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More local fish fries

• The Wilder Fire Department Fish Fry will be hosted every Friday during Lent from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Wilder City Building, 520 Licking Pike. Dinner will include fish, shrimp, chicken, desserts and more. Eat in or carry out is available. For more information call 859-431-5884. • St. Thomas Parish is hosting their annual fish fry fundraisers every Friday through March 26, at St. Thomas, 428 South Ft Thomas Avenue. Fish and shrimp setups, pizza, mac and cheese, and more will be available for dinner. Dinners will be available from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. • Mary, Queen of Heaven Parish is hosting Friday night fish fry during lent. The fish fry has been relocated to the multi-purpose room on the first level of the school. To place a to-go order, call 371-2622. For more information including the menu, visit • St. Mary in Alexandria will host a fish fry Feb. 26, March 12, 26 in the school cafeteria. Fish (cod or catfish) or shrimp dinners (two sides and dessert) will be served from 4:30-7:30 p.m. There will also be pizza. Dine in or carry out is available. For more information, call 635-4188. St. Mary is located at 8246 East Main Street in Alexandria.

• A fish and shrimp fry will be held at St. Joseph Church in Camp Springs every Friday of Lent, excluding Good Friday, Feb. 26, March 5, 12, 19 and 26 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. The fry features Mr. Herb’s fried fish, baked fish, fried catfish, salmon, deep fried shrimp, crab cakes and a sampler platter. Set-ups start at $7 and sandwiches are $4.50 each. Call 635-5652. St. Joseph Church is located at 6833 Four Mile Road.

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Team registration is open for the 2010 Campbell County Relay for Life, benefiting the American Cancer Society. The relay will be held from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. (Friday evening to Saturday morning) May 2122, at the Newport High School football field. Registration, which is normally $100, is just $75 for teams that register before Feb. 24. To register, or for more information, visit There will also be a kickoff event, open to anyone wanting more information about the relay, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, March 7 at Glen Hollow Clubhouse, 150 Brentwood Circle, Alexandria, behind Burger King. Refreshments will be served.


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By Chris Mayhew

Lobbying the superintendent of Campbell County Schools are 16 high school students who share a friendship with the district’s top education official. The group is known as Superintendent Anthony Strong’s Student Advisory Group. Strong started the group six years ago when he became superintendent. “I think it’s important to involve students,” Strong said. “They are our customers. They are the reason that we are here to better educate them.” Strong said it also helps him maintain a direct connection with students. They meet regularly with the superintendent, and are kicking off a campaign to unite students in all grade levels in the district to collect pop can tabs as a fundraiser for the Ronald McDonald House in Cincinnati where families with children receiving medical treatment at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center stay. To give the students insight into how Ronald McDonald House helps families, the superintendent and members of the advisory group took a day trip to visit. “It was amazing,” said Megan Nehus, a junior, of Alexandria. “I expected a little house and it ended up being a hotel, but way better than a hotel.” Nehus said they saw how the families lived, ate and slept and how people come to the house from all over the world without having to pay. Corey Wolfe, a junior, of Cold Spring, said he was impressed at how there are volunteers working at the house as many as 40 hours a week. Wolfe said they want to start the pop tab collection and keep it going in all the schools as long as

A community of their own

(Clockwise starting in the back) Kendall Schuler, Davis Brown, Abigail Griner,Joey Ampfer, Mitchell Otten, Trey Wurtz, and Any Enzweiler, display the communities which they created after reading Weslandia at St. Joseph, Cold Spring.


Campbell County School Superintendent Anthony Strong, front and left, with members of this year’s Superintendent’s Student Advisory group during their trip to the Ronald McDonald House in Cincinnati. From left, after Strong is student Lucas Fryman, Ronald McDonald house volunteer Don Freed, and students Corey Wolfe and Michael Stacy. From left in the second row are Rachel Kintner, Shelby Davis, Rebekah Glahn, Jared Wittrock, Joel Geiman. In back from left are Madison Holbrook, Megan Nehus, Christina Heilman, Kayla Woodyard. Not pictured: Ryan Moran, Micah McClurg, Brett Barbara and Samantha Styer. possible. Each year, the principal of Campbell County Middle School selects 20 eighth-grade students who have demonstrated excellence in attitude and exhibited leadership qualities, said Juli Hale, director of community relations for the district. The superintendent then selects four students to represent their grade through each year at the high school, Hale said. There are athletes and academic team members, so the advisory group has a diverse mix of students, she said. “It’s kind of we’re Mr. Strong’s eyes and ears at the high school,” said Joel Geiman, a junior, of Cold Spring. Geiman said they talk about everything from cafeteria schedules and lunch menus to testing

and teachers with the aim of bringing about improvements. “We talk about the school and what’s going good and what’s going bad,” he said. Madison Holbrook, a senior, of California, said one suggestion the advisory group has made is to build up the Governor’s Scholars Program at the high school. As a result they came up with the idea of creating an unofficial peer buddy system to help with the application process for the state program, she said. The school has also had a representative from the program come in and provide guidance for interested students. The group gets to give their honest opinions to the superintendent, Holbrook said. “And we feel like we’re being heard,” she said.

School walks focus on inspiration By Chris Mayhew

Principals, teachers and other educators in Campbell County Schools are taking ‘walks’ through other district schools to offer suggestions and see what they can learn. The “Learning Walks” initiative encourages people to get out of their own buildings and see what’s happening in other schools and classrooms, said Shelli Wilson, associate superintendent for the district. Principals and district leaders have been participating in the initiative longer, but now teachers get to go to other schools too, Wilson said. The initiative also involves all directors, staff developers and administrators. “It’s a ‘Best Practice’ clearly for school improvement,” she said. According to an internal district newsletter, the walk initiative is to “provide the opportunity to see how district level initiatives and support are translated into the classroom and to view the impact


upon teachers and students.” So far more than 500 walkthroughs have been completed, according to the newsletter. Grant’s Lick Elementary Principal Amy Razor has been on both sides of the project as a person who has visited the middle school, and a principal who was visited by a team of about 15 of her district peers in January. “We talk about professional learning communities and working together to reach kids,” Razor said. Razor said elementary staff are often visiting high school and middle school levels and viceversa. “We get the big picture of what the world looks like at a different level,” she said. “We all know our own worlds very well.” Part of what makes the initiative work is everyone starts from a level of trust that the team visiting a school will provide constructive feedback because their goals are the same, she said. The visits forces teachers and principal to step out of their com-

fort zone and consider new ideas and angles. “I think it ignites your spark, and it confirms the way you are doing things,” Razor said. Razor said one thing the initiative revealed is how some classrooms and schools use a single learning target posted before a lesson for the students to see. But, others post the learning targets for the entire day for the students. It sparked a discussion of how each approach might work well for different students. “It’s having that discussion of what are the ways kids learn, and how can we make this better,” she said. Before Razor became a principal, she had previously been a staff developer for the district and traveled to each elementary school in the district to work with teachers on model classroom lessons and professional development. “I saw different styles of teaching and population, that’s how you learn,” she said.


Brian Wells, of St. Joseph, Cold Spring created Griffey Bay as a place where he would like to live.

Crafters to help create school scholarship fund By Amanda Joering Alley

The Catholic Order of Foresters are pulling together to help out parents who recently had to start paying tuition for their children to attend St. Catherine of Siena School. Last year the school, which has historically been a stewardship school funded by the parish, began charging tuition. “The foresters thought the scholarships would be a small way that they can give back to their members,” said Sue Ann Freeman, a parent and volunteer at the school. “Forester members will be able

to apply for the scholarship.” Freeman said since the scholarship is new, how they will be awarded is yet to be determined. To raise money for the fund, the St. Catherine foresters are hosting a Spring Craft Show from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 20, at St. Catherine of Siena School, 1803 N. Fort Thomas Ave. “We are hoping to get a variety of crafters,” Freeman said. “Since this is the first year we are hoping that any and all crafters are interested in participating and showing their items.” Booths, which consist of a 10foot space, are available for $25. Interested crafters can call Margie Schnelle at 409-9909.

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Southgate Independent School is holding registration for preschool and kindergarten students from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday, March 1

through Thursday, March 5. Parents can bring their child’s birth certificate and social security card, proof of residency, immunization records and physical, eye and dental examination records. For more information contact the school at 441-0743.

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Essay contest focuses on disability awareness United Cerebral Palsy of Greater Cincinnati is hosting the second annual “Attitude,” a disability awareness essay contest. It is open to all thirdthrough eighth-graders in the Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky area and aims to promote understanding by allowing young students to open their hearts and minds and write an essay based on the attitudes they encounter toward people with disabilities. The overall winner will receive a Kings Island Season Gold Pass for 4. All first-place winners in each grade division will receive a $50 mall gift certificate, a certificate of

appreciation, have their essay published in the Community Press and Recorder, and will be transported from their school via limousine to an awards luncheon hosted by PF Chang’s in Norwood. Students can choose to interview a child or adult with a disability and write about the experience, read a book about people with disabilities and describe the impact the attitudes of others have on their lives, or write about their own observations or feelings toward people with disabilities. All entries will be judged on the basis of creativity, originality, quality of writing and understanding by grade

Dean’s List

Bishop Brossart High School graduate and Transylvania University first-year Lindsey Studer, and Highlands High School graduates and Transylvania sophomore Gregory McGraw and senior Jessica Tepe have been named to the Dean’s List for the 2009 fall term. To be named to the Dean’s List, a student must achieve at least a 3.5 grade point average during the term. Studer is the daughter of Paul and Melissa Studer of Cold Spring. McGraw is the son of Michael and Melissa McGraw of Fort Thomas. Tepe, a biology major, is the daughter of Marc and Sharon Tepe of Fort Thomas. Transylvania, founded in 1780, is the nation’s sixteenth oldest institution of higher learning and is consistently ranked in national publications as one of the top liberal arts colleges in the country.

Eastern Kentucky University honors

Graduates: Preston Rogers of Alexandria, Lisa Brun of Bellevue, Michelle Guidugli of Bellevue. Dean’s list: Alex Henegar of Alexandria, Lauren Keaton of Alexandria, Monica See of Alexandria, Andrew Stump of Alexandria, Lisa Brun of Bellevue, Emily White of Bellevue, Samantha Hartman of California, Sara Hunt of Cold Spring, Jennifer Kaufman of Cold Spring, Kelly Caudill of Fort Thomas, Michael Martin of Fort Thomas, Chris Miller of Fort Thomas, Elizabeth Pelgen of Fort Thomas, Hannah Peterson of Fort Thomas, Sarah Powell of Fort Thomas, Diane Schulenberg of Fort Thomas, Lauren Yeager of Fort Thomas, Courtney Jackson of Highland Heights, Matthew Lloyd of Highland Heights, Alyssa Will of Highland Heights, Brandon Rumker of Melbourne, Nicholas Dawn of Newport, Emilie Gibson of Newport, Kelly Horner of Newport, Sarah Kaufman of Newport, Amanda House of Wilder.

Centre College

Centre College has released its dean's list for the fall term, an honor reserved for students who maintain at least a 3.60 grade point average. • Zach Bechtle is the son of Terry and Mavis Bechtle of Ft. Thomas, and is a graduate of Highlands High School. • Michael Georgilis is the son of George and Linda Georgilis of Fort Thomas, and is a graduate of Highlands High School. • Lauren McCafferty is the daughter of Stephen and Renee McCafferty of Newport, and is a graduate of Newport Central Catholic H S. • Joey McGill is the son of Thomas and Patti McGill of Fort Thomas, and is a graduate of Highlands High School. • Blair Murphy is the daughter of Deborah Kittner and William Murphy, both of Fort Thomas,, and is a graduate of Highlands High School. • Sarah Swauger is the daughter of Michael and Georgiana Swauger of Fort Thomas, and is a graduate of Highlands High School. • Corwyn Wyatt is the son of Jeffrey and Melissa Wyatt of Fort Thomas, and is a graduate of Highlands High School.


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division. The panel of judges includes professional authors, journalists, librarians, teachers and people with disabilities. Entries are due by Friday, April 16. For additional information or to request a contest packet, contact Lisa Brown at 513-221-4606, ext. 15, or visit the United Cerebral Palsy Web site at for a listing of the rules and an entry form. The mission of United Cerebral Palsy of Greater Cincinnati is to advance the independence, productivity and full citizenship of people with cerebral palsy and other disabilities.

Offering Career Opportunities for Professionals Hit by Economy Northern Kentucky University announced the launch of two new certificate programs that offer career opportunities for professionals hit hardest by these challenging economic times. The NKU Certificate in Healthcare Technology and the NKU Certificate in Business Process Analysis are offered exclusively for individuals who are eligible dislocated workers under the Workforce Investment Act. The funds are provided through the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The NKU Certificate in Healthcare Technology will run Tuesdays and Thursdays, March 16 through June 10;

Stein, both of Newport, were named to the honor roll list during the fall semester at Gardner-Webb University. The honor roll list recognizes students who achieve a grade point average between 3.2 and 3.7 during the semester. For information, visit

Indiana Wesleyan

Three students from Campbell County were among the 2,026 students who received degrees during graduation ceremonies Dec. 19 at Indiana Wesleyan University’s main campus in Marion. Among those graduates were Christopher Higginbotham of Bellevue, Keith Walton of Bellevue and Denise Wight of Dayton. For more information, visit

Bluegrass Community & Technical College

Bluegrass Community & Technical College recently recognized numerous students from Campbell County who have achieved dean’s list honors for the 2009 fall semester. The following Campbell County residents made the list Melissa Baldridge, Everett Clark, Sansie Freeman, Keshia Kendall, Lindsey Madden, Allison McIntosh, Megan Mefford, Jesse Ritchie, Charles Rust, Mitchell Smith and Elyse Stern. The college recognizes academic excellence by naming to the dean’s list full-time students who have earned an overall semester grade point average of 3.5 or better in courses numbered 100 or above. For information on the school, visit www.bluegrass.

Maryville University

Jacob Grosser of Fort Thomas has earned dean’s list honors at Maryville University in St. Louis for the

2009 fall semester. For more, visit

Samford University

Lelia Elizabeth Shipp of Fort Thomas was named to the dean’s list for the fall semester at Samford University. To qualify for the honor, a student must have earned a minimum 3.5 grade point average out of a possible 4.0 while attempting at least 12 credit hours of coursework. The dean’s list is the highest academic recognition given by the school at the end of each semester. For information, visit

Washington and Lee

Hannah Elizabeth Agard, a sophomore at Washington and Lee University, has earned honor roll status for the recently ended fall term. Honor roll status at Washington and Lee represents a term grade point average of at least 3.75 on a 4.0 scale. Agard is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. David B. Agard of Fort Thomas. For information on the school, visit

Xavier University

Allie Coleman of Fort Thomas has accepted a Presidential Scholarship from Xavier University. She will graduate from Highlands High School, where she is treasurer of the National Honor Society. She is also active in Spanish club, mentoring and in the Future Educators of America. Coleman plans to major in early childhood education at Xavier. She is the daughter of Janie and Carlton Coleman. All incoming freshmen are evaluated for Xavier’s Trustee and Presidential Scholarships and the Honor and Schawe Awards and award levels vary. For information on the school, visit

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COLLEGE CORNER President’s award: Alex Henegar of Alexandria, Andrew Stump of Alexandria, Lisa Brun of Bellevue, Jennifer Kaufman of Cold Spring, Kelly Caudill of Fort Thomas, Chris Miller of Fort Thomas, Elizabeth Pelgan of Fort Thomas, Hannah Peterson of Fort Thomas, Sarah Powell of Fort Thomas, Diane Schulenberg of Fort Thomas, Alyssa Will of Highland Heights, Brandon Rumker of Melbourne, Kelly Horner of Newport. Dean’s award: Lisa Brun of Bellevue, Michael Martin of Fort Thomas, Lauren Yeager of Fort Thomas, Alyssa Will of Highland Heights, Nicholas Dawn of Newport, Emilie Gibson of Newport, Kelly Horner of Newport.

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Women Leaders of Tomorrow Conference

The Northern Kentucky University Program for Talent Development and Gifted Studies invites local high school junior and seniors to attend the Women Leaders of Tomorrow conference March

12 from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The goal of the Women Leaders of Tomorrow Conference is to prepare promising female high school students for success in their future career pathways. Participating students will attend a variety of discussion panels and sessions on topics ranging from workplace skills such as etiquette and resume writing to charting a career path and pursuing one’s professional interests and passions. The sessions will be led by prominent female business and community leaders who will present ways for young women to navigate the pathways to success from high school to college and beyond. For more information visit, contact Kimberly Clayton-Code,, or Kevin Besnoy,, or call 859-572-1957.

Transylvania plans campus Preview Day Transylvania University invites high school sophomores, juniors and their families to campus for Preview Day, Saturday, March 6, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Clive M. Beck Athletic Center. Preview Day includes a welcome with President Charles L. Shearer, faculty presentations, an academic information fair, campus

and residence hall tours, a student panel discussion and a complimentary lunch. Students and their parents will have the opportunity to talk with faculty members and current students about all aspects of life at Transylvania. To register for Preview Day, call Transylvania’s admissions office at 800-872-6798 or 859-233-8242.

Chamber supports initiatives The Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, in an effort to build a connection between local schools and businesses, has held a long history of outreach to area businesses to educate them on the ways they can impact students across the region. The Education Alliance of Northern Kentucky, a not-for-profit affiliate of the chamber, is a partnership between businesses and schools, formed to help develop a more effective educational system with the goal of preparing our students to be more productive members of our workforce and community. Created in 1991, Education Alliance of Northern Kentucky strives to enable public and parochial schools and area businesses to work together to promote educational excellence and professional preparation.

To strengthen awareness of these opportunities, the chamber is launching a new effort through the creation of the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce “Speaker’s Bureau.” The speaker’s bureau will compile volunteers from chamber member companies who agree to donate time to several chambersupported initiatives in area schools. Among such initiatives are: Junior Achievement/ Campaign for Free Enterprise, Career-focused presentations and career mentoring, work ethic, B.E.S.T. (Business Education Success Teams), and One to One Literacy Coaching. For more information about joining the Speaker’s Bureau and getting engaged with Northern Kentucky schools, contact Amanda Dixon at or 859-578-6396.

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• Heritage Academy boys beat Bellevue High School 72-55, Feb. 12. Bellevue’s top-scorer was Mike Young with 20 points. • Newport High School boys beat Breathitt County 93-73, Feb. 12. Newport’s top-scorer was Anthony Luther with 19 points. • Calvary Christian boys beat Silver Grove 66-37, Feb. 12. Silver Grove’s top-scorer was Travis Baumann with 12 points. • Highlands High School boys beat Lloyd High School 71-48, Feb. 12. Highlands’ top-scorer was Stephen Gordon with 17 points, including one three-pointer. • Calvary Christian girls beat Silver Grove 49-43 in overtime, Feb. 12. Silver Grove’s top-scorer was Nichole Mitchell with 12 points, including one three-pointer. • St. Henry girls beat Bishop Brossart 56-46, Feb. 12. Brossart’s top-scorer was Emily Sanker with 23 points, including one three-pointer. • Villa Madonna girls beat Dayton High School 55-31, Feb. 12. Dayton’s top-scorer was CC Centers with 13 points, including one threepointer. • Cooper High School girls beat Newport High School 6031, Feb. 12. Newport’s topscorers were Margaret Faison and Wilfong with 10 points each, including one threepointer from Faison and two threes from Alysa Wilfong. • Highlands girls beat Lloyd 76-27, Feb. 12. Highlands’ top-scorer was Katie Allen with 24 points, including five three-pointers. • Newport Central Catholic boys beat Bishop Brossart High School 56-32, Feb. 13. NewCath’s top-scorer was Derek Schmidt with 17 points, including three 3pointers. Brossart’s top-scorer was Jacob Rieger with 12 points, including one threepointer. • Newport boys beat East Ridge 68-57, Feb. 13. Newport’s top-scorer was Casey McDaniel with 20 points. • Highlands girls beat Carroll County 51-43, Feb. 13. Highlands’ top-scorer was Bekah Towles with 18 points. • Bishop Brossart girls beat St. Patrick 67-62, Feb. 13. Brossart’s top-scorer was Becca Kidney with 18 points, including one three-pointer.

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While Feb. 20 was a frustrating day for the Campbell County High School wrestling team, the Camels still ended up with solid results at the state wrestling meet in Frankfort. Campbell finished sixth in the team standings with 117.5 points. Campbell had six top-eight medalists and one finalist, although a series of tough losses kept those numbers from being even higher. “There are always disappointments and upsets, we got our share of both,” head coach Mike Bankemper said. “I’m not disappointed in the kids. We had six placers; that’s a pretty good day.” The Camels had one state finalist, with sophomore Garth Yenter making his first appearance in a state championship match. He lost 10-0 to Brock Ervin of Union County in the 103-pound final. The match turned against Yenter near the end of the first period, when he looked to be close to a two-point takedown. Instead, Ervin quickly flipped him around and got a three-point nearfall to lead 5-0 after one. Ervin got a quick takedown to start the second period and rolled from there. Yenter had dominated the field in his fourth match wins going in. He finished the year with a 53-2 record.

Garth Yenter of Campbell County (left) wrestles to an upset win over Pat Milford of Paul Dunbar in a 103-pound quarterfinal Feb. 19.


State wrestling results 103: Garth Yenter 4-1, 2nd place 112: Sean Fausz 4-2, 4th place 125: Corbin Woods 2-2 130: Paul Hamilton 1-2 135: John Hale 4-2, 5th place 140: Eric Spahr 1-2 145: Korey Shotwell 5-1, 3rd place 152: Daniel Zink 2-2 160: Jake Lee 5-2, 7th place 189: Nate Ilg 4-2, 7th place 285: Mason Franck 2-2


Jake Lee of Campbell County (right) wrestles Court Mace of Ryle in a 160-pound medal-round match Feb. 20. JAMES WEBER/STAFF

Korey Shotwell of Campbell County (top) wrestles to a win over Joe Whalen of Henry Clay in a 145-pound quarterfinal match Feb. 19.

Louisville freshman Hannah Gadd, a Highlands High School graduate, won the 1meter diving championship with a conference-record score of 310.60 at the Big East Championship Feb. 12. Gadd also finished as runner-up in the 3-meter championship with a score of 300.65. She had been named the Big East diver of the week Feb. 3 after winning both the 1meter and 3-meter events in a meet against Indiana Jan. 29.

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The University of Cincinnati men’s indoor track and field team had four athletes register wins and the women’s indoor track and field squad had several notable performances at the Hoosier Hills Invitational. After falling one inch shy of breaking the men’s indoor shot put record recently, sophomore Troy Cooper, a Bishop-Brossart High School graduate, stole the show for UC breaking Greg Weber’s record of 56’ 4” with a toss of 56’ 51⁄4”. Cooper finished second in a talented field.



Mason Franck of Campbell County (right) wrestles Jared Deaton of Perry County Central in a 285-pound consolation match Feb. 19. Franck won.

“He wrestled well up until that point,” Bankemper said. “(Ervin) just stopped him.” Three of the other five medalists lost tough semifinal matches earlier in the day. At 135, senior John Hale lost a 4-2 decision in his semifinal match to Jordan Murphy of John Hardin. He finished fifth. At 145, senior Korey Shotwell lost by pin in the second period against Grant Ohlmann of Trinity. Shotwell appeared to be close to taking the lead with a takedown before Ohlmann quickly reversed him and got a fall. Shotwell rebounded, winning two matches to finish third. “I had a good career,” Shotwell said. “It was hard not putting the icing on the cake with a state championship, but I’m happy with everything.” Sean Fausz lost 9-6 to


Campbell County senior John Hale wrestles to a victory in the fifth-place medal match at 135 pounds Feb. 20. Chase Boone of Ohio County in a semifinal at 112. He finished fourth. Nate Ilg finished seventh at 189, reaching the championship quarterfinals. Jake Lee finished seventh at 160. The top-ranked wrestler in the state going in, he drew the fifth-ranked wrestler from Seneca in the second round because the latter had finished third in

Region 4 (the two top finishers there were also the state finalists). Lee lost 8-3 but rebounded to win three matches in the consolation bracket to earn a medal. Corbin Woods, Daniel Zink and Mason Franck all won a pair of matches. Paul Hamilton and Eric Spahr won one.

Bowling tourney starts Feb. 27 By James Weber

The high school bowling postseason in Northern Kentucky begins Saturday, Feb. 27. There will be three rounds, all in Northern Kentucky. Feb. 27 will have a regional qualifying tournament at Southern

Lanes in Alexandria. The boys’ tourney starts at 9 a.m., the girls at 1 p.m. The four regular season district champions from each gender will not play in the qualifier as they automatically advance to the regional tournament March 6 at La Ru Lanes in Highland Heights. Four

teams of each gender from the qualifying tourney will join them. Out of the regional tournament, four boys’ teams and six girls’ teams will advance to the state tournament, which is also local. That will be Saturday, March 13 at Super Bowl Erlanger. Sixteen boys’ and 16 girls’ teams statewide will

be there. Because of the snowy February, several matches were yet to be made up by press time and some district titles had not been decided. In boys’, Boone County and Holy Cross have clinched titles. In girls’, Newport is the only school that has clinched.

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Dayton seniors pick up special win By James Weber


Dayton senior Cody Turner passes the ball Feb. 17 at Ludlow.


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Dayton senior guard Shawn Eastin drives past a Ludlow defender Feb. 17.


Dayton sophomore Julia Kilburn passes the ball during the Greendevils’ 55-31 loss to Villa Madonna Feb. 12. Dayton trailed 21-18 at the half to VMA, who clinched the conference title earlier in the week.


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Dayton senior forward Timmy Massey passes the ball against Ludlow Feb. 17.

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Ludlow. Turner had 15, Eastin 12 and Massey 10. “I’ve coached them since they were really, really small and I still have yet to find out what gets them ticking,� said Dayton head coach Tom Dilts, who was proud of the way the Devils came back. “We haven’t practiced in a couple of days, but neither have they. Ludlow played hard, they were not rolling over for anybody.� The day of the Ludlow game was a heady one for Dilts, who was inducted into the Northern Kentucky Sports Hall of Fame earlier that afternoon. Dilts, a Dayton graduate, has been involved with youth basketball in Dayton for 30 years.


stop running. We all know what each other is going to do.� Dayton finished 12-2 in conference play and 14-9 overall entering the 36th District Tournament. The conference title had been a big goal for the Greendevils. Senior Night was a busy one, with Eastin and Turner joining Jesse Simons, Tyler Lovell, Brandon Thornton, Timmy Massey, Shonn Bowden, Greg Kraft and Christian Lewallen. Eastin is the leading scorer at 14 points per game including a season-high of 27. Massey, Turner, Bowden and Lovell are between seven and 10 points per game. Bowden, a post player, had 16 points against


With his team staring at an eight-point deficit, Shawn Eastin was upset. As the team prepared to start the fourth quarter, the Dayton senior guard yelled at his teammates “I don’t know about you, but I want to win conference!� The Greendevils responded, catching up to their Ludlow opponents in the first two minutes of the fourth and eventually winning 62-53 Feb. 17 at Ludlow. Dayton outscored the Panthers, 28-11 in the frame. That win set up a showdown with Beechwood Feb. 19 for the title in Division III of the Northern Kentucky Athletic Conference. Dayton lost the game and finished second. “I felt like I needed to say something to get us fired up,� said Eastin, a senior guard. “We were not playing our game, we were going through the motions. We got going and started picking up the defense. We knew to win conference, we had to win games like this.� “Picking up the defense� was an understatement. Dayton forced a boatload of turnovers in the final quarter, many of them from either Eastin or senior guard Cody Turner picking a Panther’s pocket or stepping into a passing lane. “Leadership and nine seniors,� said Turner said. “We beat them by about 40 the first time and they came back and played us tough. We needed someone to step up.� Said Eastin: “That’s normally how we play the whole game. We’re fast, we’re trapping, we don’t

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February 25, 2010

Sports & recreation

Brossart boys prepare for postseason By Adam Turer

The top seed in the 37th District boys’ basketball tournament welcomes having nearly a week to prepare for their first postseason game. The Bishop Brossart Mustangs await the winner of the Feb. 23 play-in game between Silver Grove and Calvary Christian (after deadline). The Mustangs will play their first postseason game of 2010 Thursday, Feb. 25. “It gives us a little more time off (the weekend of Feb. 20-21) and it gives us more time to prepare,” head coach Mike Code said of securing the top seed in the district. Code is using the extra time to get his team ready for what he hopes will be a deep tournament run. The Mustangs defeated both of their potential opening-round opponents earlier in the season. The Mustangs will be prepared to take the best effort from their opponent, whoever it is. “We know teams evolve over the course of the season,” Code said. This is the time of year


Brossart’s Travis Norton passes under pressure from Hazard’s Joey Meehan during the opening round of the boys’ Touchstone Energy All-A Classic at Eastern Kentucky University, Jan. 28. Hazard won 63-60. when teams that plan on playing for a few more weeks have little tinkering left to do. What has led the Mustangs to a 18-6 regular season is what will get them far in the tournament. Refining the smaller details is the focal point in practice this week. “We are more focused on how e can eliminate mistakes and maximize every

possession,” Code said. “If we can take care of that, we’ll accomplish our bigger goals.” It is also the time of the season when teams could use a boost from an unexpected contributor. Three of the Mustangs’ younger players have made big strides down the stretch and could be difference makers in the tournament.

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Junior Travis Norton, sophomore Zach Fardo, and freshman Justin Saunders have all been crucial to the team’s success this season. “Norton has really improved over the last month, Fardo has fulfilled our expectations of him, and Saunders has been a huge addition for us off the bench,” Code said. The trio of underclassmen will complement seniors and leading scorers Jacob Rieger and Jordan Armstrong. Defense remains the key for the Mustangs, who have continued to improve each week of the season. “With one exception, we have played very well these last few weeks,” said Code. With a win on Thursday, the Mustangs will advance to the district championship game against the winner of the Scott-Campbell County contest, also to be played on Thursday. Brossart was a perfect 40 against its district opponents during the regular season and hopes to keep that streak intact. “Our ultimate goal is to win the region,” Code said. The Mustangs’ first step to a regional championship begins Thursday night.


Colton Boesch of Bishop Brossart (top) wrestles to victory over Mike Brown of Meade County in a 152-pound consolation match Feb. 19. Boesch went 1-2 in the meet. Boesch was the first state qualifier in the two-year history of Brossart wrestling.

BRIEFLY Clippers break records

The Northern Kentucky Clippers swim team hosted its annual Mid Winter Meet, Jan. 15-17, at Silverlake Recreational Center. More than 650 swimmers from 10 different teams participated, many of which are ranked in the top 100 in the country. “This meet has turned into one of the top 14-and-undermeets in the Midwest,” said Clippers coach Jason Roberts. The team goal was to make 1,000 best times during the meet. That goal was surpassed with 1,205 best times. The following Clipper swimmers broke team records and/or meet records: • KayLee Witikiewicz – broke meet records in 50meter backstroke and 100meter backstroke. • Ellen Wiliamson – broke the meet record in the 200meter backstroke. • Lilly Morgan – broke the meet record in the 100-meter individual medley. • Sharli Brady – broke the team records in 100-meter freestyle and 200-meter flystroke.

More in basketball

• Bellevue girls beat Silver Grove 43-26, Feb. 13. Bellevue’s top-scorer was Cassie Glancy with 10 points. Silver Grove’s top-scorer was Amber Fancher with 10 points. • Dayton High School boys beat Ludlow 62-53, Feb. 17. Dayton’s top-scorer was Shonn Bowden with 16 points. • Newport Central Catholic boys beat Lloyd High School 80-30, Feb. 17. NCC’s topscorer was Jake Geisler with 14 points. • Conner High School boys beat Silver Grove High School 90-41, Feb. 17. Silver Grove’s top-scorer was Travis Baumann with 12 points. • Bellevue boys beat Eminence 68-61, Feb. 17. Bellevue’s top-scorer was Ricky Buckler with 23 points, including two three-pointers. • Newport boys beat Lexington Christian 73-64, Feb. 17. Newport’s top-scorer was Damarkco Foster with 24 points, including three 3pointers. • Ludlow High School girls beat Silver Grove High School 60-45, Feb. 17. Silver Grove’s top-scorer was Amber Fancher with 15 points. • Scott girls beat Dayton High School 60-34, Feb. 17. Dayton’s top-scorer was Sammy Powell with 13 points, including one three-pointer.

• Bishop Brossart girls beat Dixie Heights High School 58-47, Feb. 17. Brossart’s top-scorer was Becca Kidney with 23 points, including three 3-pointers. • Scott boys beat Highlands High School 61-55 in overtime, Feb. 18. Highlands’ top-scorer was Jack Stewart with 18 points. • Ryle boys beat Campbell County High School 52-43, Feb. 18. Campbell’s top-scorer was Jordan Smith with 16 points, including four threepointers. • Newport boys beat Bishop Brossart 52-43, Feb. 18. Newport’s top-scorer was Casey McDaniel with 15 points. Brossart’s top-scorer was Jordan Armstrong with 16 points, including two three-pointers. • Beechwood boys beat Silver Grove 69-39, Feb. 18. Silver Grove’s top-scorer was Ryan Vogel with 13 points. • Beechwood girls beat Dayton High School 59-39, Feb. 18. Dayton’s top-scorer was Sarah Schoultheis with 10 points. • Highlands girls beat Scott 78-48, Feb. 18. Highlands’ top-scorer was Katie Allen with 21 points, including four three-pointers. • Ryle girls beat Campbell County 63-47, Feb. 18. Campbell’s top-scorer was Brianna Peters with 19 points. • Bellevue High School boys beat Ludlow High School 62-56, Feb. 20. Bellevue’s top-scorer was Mike Young with 22 points. • Dayton High School boys beat Calvary Christian 46-40, Feb. 20. Dayton’s topscorer was Shonn Bowden with 16 points. • Holy Cross girls beat Bellevue 50-29, Feb. 20. Bellevue’s top-scorer was Catherine Kessen with six points, including one threepointer. • Newport girls lost to Richmond Model 60-41, Feb. 20. Newport’s top-scorer was Alysa Wilfong with 13 points, including one three-pointer. • Bellevue girls beat Calvary Christian 55-47, Feb. 20. Bellevue’s top-scorer was Catherine Kessen with 20 points, including two threepointers.

This week in bowling

• Villa Madonna boys beat Dayton High School 53-50 in overtime, Feb. 11. Dayton’s top-scorer was Shonn Bowden with 11 points. • Bellevue High School boys beat Covington Latin 6541, Feb. 11. Bellevue’s topscorer was Mike Young with 24 points.

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Time for change

After reading Campbell County Judge Executive candidate Kevin Sell’s article “Taxpayer respect: A new direction,” it prompted me to review my county tax bills from years past. Besides annual 4 percent property tax increases, including a recalled 9.2 percent property tax increase, taxes on all insurance policies have increased 100 percent while sewer rates have increased 100 percent as well. And, our struggling farmers now pay an annual $25 occupational fee. Our Judge Executive must approve all sanitary and storm water rates including the storm water fee better known as the “rain tax.” The “rain tax” had to be and was approved by our current Judge Executive for both users and non-users of the storm sewer systems now managed by Sanitation District #1. We all know that taxes are necessary for our local government to provide core services. But, a lot of our fiscal court’s spending habits must be challenged and controlled as Mr. Sell pointed out in his column. I have a difficult time understanding how our fiscal court voted to take their latest annual 4 percent property tax increase even though we’re in a depressed economy with numerous citizens out of work and some who are losing their homes. Expenditures on

CH@TROOM Last week’s question

Do you plan to fill out your census form? “Absolutely. I see no reason not to.” J.H. “Yes, it’s the law plus completing it will help our county and state.” Rabbit Hash “Yes.”

Kimberley A. Powell

“Yes! Aside from all the concerns about big brother and governmental intervention, many important decisions about the allocation of federal funds, etc. are based upon these results. I feel I should honestly answer these questions and trust that the government will also act responsibly on these results.” G.G. “I always do to a certain extent. I tell how many live in the house. If they are taking count that's all they need to know. I'm sure they know all the rest anyway!” Duke “By all means!”

W.R. “I do plan to participate in the coming Census. Right now, I see no reason not to be counted, unless I find questions too intrusive. Then I would think twice.” L.B. “Of course I will fill out my Census form. I don’t see any reason not to.” P.F. “Yes, I consider it un-American not to fill out the form. One must remember that taking a Census goes back to the time of Jesus. His parents were traveling so they could be counted as required by the law of the day.” L.S.

unnecessary and non-essential items like the multi million-dollar administration building and clock tower or giving thousands of dollars for a river walk study were out of line when considering the current economic climate. It is time for change in all levels of government, starting at the local level. We need to hold our elected officials accountable for the way they spend our tax dollars and voice our opposition to excessive spending. I thank Mr. Sell for his column and prompting me to review taxation in Campbell County. Ken Moellman Sr. Persimmon Grove Pike Alexandria

Neighbors lend a hand

I was not looking forward to digging out of the snow. When the snow stopped, for certain, I could put it off, no longer. But, as I grunted along, a neighbor with a snow blade just started up my driveway. His name was Jack Garlic and he told me to pay it forward, to do something for my neighbor. Then another neighbor offered to help. I am grateful to live in such a wonderful community. Brigid Anneken Mary Ingles Hwy. Melbourne

Next question Are you pleased with the way your public works crews have responded during the February snows? What could they have done better? Every week he Community Recorder asks readers a question they can reply to via e-mail. Send your answers to kynews@community with Chatroom in the subject line. “Absolutely! It is everyone’s obligation to fill out their Census form because it has a large importance in redistributing the U.S. House seats every 10 years. So stand up and be counted. Otherwise, if you can’t do this then you should not be allowed to vote or open your mouth.” L.D. “Yes, because I think the information has many beneficial and important uses. Some scream ‘invasion of privacy’ but they are probably the same ones who would complain the loudest if they were ‘shorted’ on any benefits coming as a result of the official count.” B.N. “Yes, it is the law. It is the right thing to do.” D. “Of course. I’ll be honest, forthright, and will stand up and be counted.” C.A.S. “Of course. It’s like voting and serving on a jury, part of the duty of being a citizen of the United States. People should want to do this, not see it as a burden and something to avoid if possible.” M.S. “Yes. There are only 10 questions so it shouldn’t be that big of a deal. Remember, Big Brother must keep track of the rest of his siblings!” M.E.N.


Think Day

The girls from Girl Scout Troop 480 work to put bleu cheese spread on crackers for the annual Think Day event, which was held Sunday, Feb. 21, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church. Each of the troops that participated represented a country. Troop 480, who represented France, brought the french-style spread and performed a fashion show for their skit. From left: Anna Iles, Angel Iles and Joyce Sheeley, all from Silver Grove.

Prevent colorectal cancer through screening Whether it’s March Madness or Mega Millions, we like to play the odds. When it comes to colon cancer screening, the odds are pretty good. It is estimated that 90 percent of colon cancer is preventable with screening. But unfortunately, many people remain unaware of the lifesaving benefit of such screening and one day will hear the words, “you have colon cancer.” Colon cancer kills more than 8,000 Kentuckians every year and is the second leading cause of death due to cancer nationwide. Sadly, many Kentucky lives could have been saved had they had screening for colon cancer through a colonoscopy. A colonoscopy is a procedure which helps detect growths in the lining of the colon, also known as polyps, which can lead to the development of colon cancer. When these growths are removed by your doctor, colon cancer is prevented. But colon cancer can be sneaky. When people feel well,

they assume they don’t have cancer. U n f o r t u n a t e l y, the early stages of colon cancer are usually not associated with symptoms. This is also when the disease Jody Wallace is most treatable if Community detected. It is not the disease Recorder until has advanced, or guest had the chance to columnist spread to new places both inside and outside the colon, that an individual will notice changes to his/her health, and at that point it may be too late for effective treatment. Therefore, everyone should receive a screening colonoscopy at age 50. For individuals who have a relative affected with colon cancer or colon polyps, their doctor may even recommend that their first colonoscopy occur prior to age 50—tell your doctor if you

Florence 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-deserving individuals. Rotary is now seeking nominations from throughout Northern Kentucky to identify and recognize the most deserving and selfless individuals in our community. 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

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We welcome guest columns on all sides of an issue; however, potential columnists should reserve space in advance with Editor Michelle Shaw by calling 578-1053. Include with your column your name, address, daytime telephone number, and a two-to-three line biography outlining your expertise related to this topic. Either include a color headshot of yourself, or make arrangements when you call to have your photo taken here. We reserve the right to edit for length, accuracy and clarity. Columns may be no more than 500 words. Deadline: Noon Monday for next Thursday’s issue. E-mail: Letters, columns and articles submitted to The Community Recorder may be published or distributed in print, electronic or other forms. community and beyond. • Your name and contact information • All nominations must be received by March 29. 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

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have any family history of cancers. Please do your part to help stop colon cancer. If you are over the age of 50, ask your doctor about having a colonoscopy and schedule to have it done! Do not delay or cancel your appointment or you may never have one—remember the odds are in your favor if you are screened. Remind your friends, family members, and neighbors over the age of 50 or who have a strong family history of colon cancer about the importance of colon cancer screening so they can improve their odds as well. Finally, help raise community awareness of colon cancer by participating in the national Dress in Blue Day on March 5, 2010. Whether it is your favorite Kentucky Wildcat tee or your favorite blue scarf, you can take action and help spread the word that colon cancer can be prevented! By Jody Wallace for the Northern Kentucky Colon Cancer Coalition.

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CCF Recorder

February 25, 2010

I chose my health care with confidence

ONE OF THE TOP 50 HOSPITALS IN THE UNITED STATES FOR 2010 When it was time to re-evaluate my family’s health care provider, St. Elizabeth popped to the top of the list. St. Elizabeth Edgewood was named one of the top 50 hospitals in the country for clinical excellence in 2010. One of the country’s best hospitals, steps from my door? It made my decision an easy one. St. Elizabeth and my family are simply Better Together.

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Holly Angel, from Fort Thomas, can be seen on MTV’s Taking the Stage, Thursday at 11 p.m.

Fort Thomas teen featured on MTV’s ‘Taking the Stage’ Since she was a little girl dressing up and putting on shows for her parents, Holly Angel has been interested performing. Angel, from Fort Thomas, is now living her dream and making performing her career. While attending Cincinnati’s School for Creative and Performing Arts, Angel is being featured on MTV’s reality show, “Taking the Stage,” which airs 11 p.m. Thursdays. “It’s crazy to see myself on TV when it’s not a home movie,” Angel said. “This has been a great opportunity.”

On the show, camera crews follow Angel and other performers around at school, shows and events, documenting their experiences and showing their talents. “I think it’s a great show because it’s right up her alley and it gives her exposure,” said Cyndi Angel, Holly’s mother. Angel, currently a junior, said after graduating from high school she plans to attend college and major in theater. “I want to take the same road as Sarah Jessica Parker, who went to the same school as I do,” Angel said.

THINGS TO DO Icehole Classic

One of the biggest cornhole tournaments of the year will take place this Friday and Saturday, Feb. 26 and 27 at Turfway Park on the fourth floor in Florence. The Icehole Classic features a guaranteed purse of $10,000. Some of the nation’s best cornhole players, including many from Northern Kentucky, will compete. The Icehole Classic features a Masters Series Top Gun Qualifier, Luck of the Draw Pro/Am, Masters Series Top Gun Singles, Competitive Doubles and Social Sixty play. The event is being sanctioned by the American Cornhole Organization. Visit or

Jiving for Haiti

The Jump ‘n’ Jive Show Band will lend a helping hand (and voice,) at 8 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 28, at the Madison Theater, 730 Madison Ave., in

Covington. Come see 17 professional musicians with a conductor, singers and dancers put on a show with cabaret seating. Doors open at 7 p.m. The performance benefits the American Red Cross relief for Haiti earthquake victims. Tickets are $10. Call 491-2444 or visit www.madisontheateronline. com.


Children and their parents and guardians participate in the Teeter Tots program.

Teeter Tots offers exercise, socializing for kids and parents By Amanda Joering Alley

The pitter-patter of little feet fills the Fort Thomas Armory as dozens of children run through the gymnasium during the Recreation Department’s Teeter Tots program. For more than 30 years, the department has been offering the children’s exercise program, which has offered a lot more through the years. “This is my third child to come to Teeter Tots,” said parent Lori Gibbs. “It’s a really good way to get the kids out and active and it’s just as much for parents to socialize and meet each other.” Penny Kramer, the assistant recreation director, said the department has tried to keep the class economical, charging only $15 for a once-a-week, five-week

session for kids 2 to 4 years old. “It’s a structured exercise program that also lets kids do their own thing and learn at their own pace,” Kramer said. Parent Marianne Twehues, who now brings her daughter Riley to the program after bringing her older children in the past, said the kids have always loved coming to Teeter Tots. “They love the music combined with the exercise and the variety they of activities they offer,” Twehues said. Sessions are offered four times a year starting in September, November, January and February. The next sessions begin at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 23 and Friday, Feb. 26. For more information visit Recreation/homepage.html, or call 781-1700.


Greg Hug and his 2-year-old daughter Lily Hug do the crab walk during the exercise program.

A Night with the Stars

Discover the numerous variety of stars found in the night sky during Thomas More College’s lecture, A Night with the Stars, Saturday, Feb. 27 at 6:30 p.m. Dr. Wes Ryle will lead the discussion of the composition and inner workings of a star. The lecture will be held at the Thomas More College Science Lecture Hall. The event is free to attend. Call 341-5800. The lecture hall is located at 333 Thomas More Parkway.

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Austin Twehues (left) and his cousin Riley Twehues practice their tumbling at the Fort Thomas Recreation Department's Teeter Tots program.



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Fish and Shrimp Fry, 4 p.m.-7:30 p.m. St. Joseph Church - Camp Springs, 6833 Four Mile Road, Features Mr. Herb’s baked or fried fish, fried catfish, salmon, deep-fried shrimp, crab cakes, a sampler platter and sides. Dinners and sandwiches. Carryout available. $4.50-$11. Presented by St. Joseph Church. 635-5652. Camp Springs. Wine Tasting, 4 p.m.-8 p.m. D.E.P.’s Fine Wine & Spirits Fort Thomas, 90 W. Alexandria Pike, Free. 781-8105; Fort Thomas. Wine Tasting, 5 p.m.-9 p.m. StoneBrook Winery, 6570 Vineyard Lane, $5. 635-0111; Camp Springs. Fish Fry, 5 p.m.-7 p.m. St. Bernard Church, 401 Berry St. Church Hall. Fish, salmon patty, shrimp, fries, macaroni and cheese, and sweet or sour coleslaw. Carryout available. $6. 431-9705. Dayton. Fish Fry, 4 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Silver Grove Volunteer Fire Department, 5011 Four Mile, Includes fish, shrimp, chicken tenders, frog legs, hush puppies, macaroni and cheese and coleslaw. Carryout available, call ahead. Benefits Silver Grove Volunteer Fire Department. $4.75$6.50, 25 cents carryout fee. 441-6251. Silver Grove. Wine Tasting, 5 p.m.-9 p.m. Camp Springs Vineyard, 6685 Four Mile Road, $1. 4480253; Camp Springs. Fish Fry, 4 p.m.-7 p.m. Holy Trinity Junior High School, 840 Washington Ave. Fish, shrimp, grilled cheese, fries, hush puppies, coleslaw, macaroni and cheese, and drink. Carryout available. 75 cents-$7. 491-7612. Newport. Fish Fry, 4 p.m.-8 p.m. Knights of Columbus, Father DeJaco Council 5220, 11186 Licking Pike, Fish dinners and sandwiches, baked fish, shrimp, fries, cheese pizza, macaroni and cheese, hush puppies, and coleslaw. Carryout available. 75 cents-$6.50. 635-9863. Alexandria. Fish Fry, 5 p.m.-8 p.m. St. Therese School, 2516 Alexandria Pike, Cafeteria. Fish or shrimp platter, fish sandwich, cheese pizza, beer, soft drinks and desserts. $5-$7. 4415755; Southgate.


500 Miles to Memphis, 9 p.m. Doors open 8 p.m. Southgate House, 24 E. Third St. Whole house. “We’ve Built Up to Nothing” CD release show. With the Kentucky Struts, Duppy A Jamba, Shotgun Lover, Underground Saints, De Los Muertos, Six Nights Alone, the Mudpies and Paul K. $13 ages 18-20, $10 ages 21 and up. 431-2201; Newport. Little River Band, 7:30 p.m. Newport Syndicate, 18 E. Fifth St. Includes dinner buffet at 6 p.m. and show. Performing hits “Reminising,” “Lonesome Loser,” “Cool Change, Lady,” “Take It Easy On Me,” “Help Is On Its Way” and more. $70 stage front, $60 VIP, $50, $40. Reservations required. 491-8000; Newport. Willy Porter, 8 p.m. Molly Malone’s Irish Pub and Restaurant, 112 E. Fourth St. American folk musician and singer-songwriter. $18, $15 advance. 491-6659; Covington.


Naked Karate Girls, 10 p.m. Jefferson Hall, 1 Levee Way, Suite 2118, 491-6200. Newport. Small Time Crooks, 7 p.m. Small Time Crooks and I am the Messenger CD Release Party. With All Out Best, Pilot Around the Stars, Let It Happen and Conditional Comprimise. Mad Hatter, 620 Scott Blvd. 291-2233; Covington.


Arnez J, 8 p.m. Dinner available. Funny Bone Comedy Club, Newport on the Levee, $22. 957-2000; Newport.


Colored Museum, 8 p.m. NKU Corbett Auditorium, Nunn Drive, Play travels through time to different exhibits, each which displays African-American culture and history from slavery in America through nearly recent times. $12, $11 NKU faculty, staff, alumni, $10 ages 60 and up, $8 student. Presented by Northern Kentucky University Theatre and Dance. Through Feb. 28. 572-5464; Highland Heights. Shadowbox After Dark, 7:30 p.m. Shadowbox Cabaret, Newport on the Levee, Comedy sketches and music by BillWho? Dedicated to love, relationships and all the fun between the sheets. $30; $20 students, seniors and active military. Reservations required. Through March 13. 581-7625; Newport. The Miracle Worker, 8 p.m. Stained Glass Theatre, 802 York St. Based on the true-life story of Helen Keller and Anne Sullivan. $17. Presented by Footlighters Inc. Through Feb. 27. 513-474-8711. Newport. Full Moon, 8 p.m. Village Players, 8 N. Fort Thomas Ave. Romantic comedy. $12. Through Feb. 27. 392-0500. Fort Thomas. Beyond Therapy, 8 p.m. Monmouth Theatre, 636 Monmouth St. Comedy about the absurdities of relationships sparked by medium of personal ads and complicated by intervention of psychoanalysts. $15, $12 students and seniors. Presented by Falcon Theater. Through March 6. 513-479-6783. Newport. You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown, 8 p.m. Thomas More College Theatre, 333 Thomas More Parkway, Musical based on Charles Schultz’s “Peanuts” comic strip. All ages. $15, $10 faculty and staff, $8 students. Presented by Thomas More College Villa Players. Through Feb. 28. 341-5800. Crestview Hills.


Bockfest Sausage Queen Competition, 9 p.m. The Blue Bar, 266 Pike St. Gender-neutral competition. Participants judged on personality, presence and talent and must be available to compete in March 7 finals. Ages 21 and up. Presented by Over-the-Rhine Foundation. Covington. S A T U R D A Y, F E B . 2 7


Frozen Ropes Hitting Clinic, 9 a.m. For ages 12-14. Florence Freedom Baseball Academy, Freedom Way, One-hour hitting clinics. Each instructor-led clinic includes 4-8 kids who rotate through various hitting drills to get ready for the season. Online registration required. Florence.


A Night with the Stars, 6:30 p.m. Thomas More College Science Lecture Hall, 333 Thomas More Parkway, Dr. Wes Ryle discusses the composition and inner workings of a star and the numerous variety of stars found in the night sky. Free. Presented by Thomas More College. 341-5800. Crestview Hills.


History Unearthed: Archaeology Speaks, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Behringer-Crawford Museum, Included with admission: $7, $6 ages 60 and up, $4 ages 3-17, free for members and ages 2 and under. 491-4003; Covington.


Andy McKee, 9 p.m. With Johnny Dickinson. Doors open 8 p.m. Southgate House, 24 E. Third St. $18, $15 advance. 431-2201. Newport. Doc & Pepper Acoustic Duo, 8 p.m.-1 a.m. Mahogany’s Coffee House and Bar, 3715 Winston Ave. 261-1029. Latonia.

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Tickled Pink, 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m. Sidebar, Free. 431-3456. Covington.

MUSIC - CLASSIC ROCK The New Lime, 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Mokka and the Sunset Bar and Grill, 500 Monmouth St. Music from 60s-70s. Free. 581-3700; Newport.


Ani Difranco, 8 p.m. Madison Theater, 730 Madison Ave. Doors open 7 p.m. Grammy Award-winning singer, guitarist and songwriter. $30, $28 advance. 491-2444; Covington.


Quintana, 10 p.m. Peecox II, 12200 Madison Pike, 356-1440. Independence.


New Sleepcat Band, 7 p.m. Dee Felice Cafe, 261-2365; Covington.


Love Sick Radio, 10 p.m. Jefferson Hall, 1 Levee Way, Suite 2118, 491-6200. Newport. Matt Urmy, 9 p.m. Southgate House, 24 E. Third St. Free. 431-2201. Newport.


Arnez J, 7:30 p.m. Dinner available. Funny Bone Comedy Club, $22. 957-2000; Newport.


Colored Museum, 8 p.m. NKU Corbett Auditorium, $12, $11 NKU faculty, staff, alumni, $10 ages 60 and up, $8 student. 5725464; Highland Heights. Shadowbox After Dark, 7:30 p.m. Shadowbox Cabaret, $30; $20 students, seniors and active military. Reservations required. 581-7625; Newport. The Miracle Worker, 8 p.m. Stained Glass Theatre, $17. 513-474-8711. Newport. Full Moon, 8 p.m. Village Players, $12. 3920500. Fort Thomas. Beyond Therapy, 8 p.m. Monmouth Theatre, $15, $12 students and seniors. 513-4796783. Newport. You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown, 8 p.m. Thomas More College Theatre, $15, $10 faculty and staff, $8 students. 341-5800. Crestview Hills.


Taste of Kentucky for Chocolate, Tea and Coffee Lovers, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Kentucky Haus Artisan Center, 411 E. 10th St. Sampling of Kentucky products including Ruth Hunt Candies, Dixie Dew, Elmwood Inn Fine Teas and coffees from maker’s mark and john Conti. Free. 261-4287. Newport.


Winter/Spring Meet, 1:10 p.m. $100,000 John Battaglia Memorial Stakes-third local prep. for Lane’s End. Turfway Park, Free, except March 27. 371-0200; Florence. Icehole Classic Cornhole Tourney, 11 a.m. Masters Series Social Sixty. Registration 910:30 a.m. Turfway Park, 371-0200; Florence.


The John Battaglia Memorial Stakes will take place this Saturday, Feb. 27, at Turfway Park. The $100,000 stakes race is a prep for the track’s signature race, the $500,000 Lane’s End Stakes March 27. Live racing will begin at 1:10 p.m. For the complete history of the event and racing schedule, visit S U N D A Y, F E B . 2 8

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Elegant Variations, 2 p.m.-8 p.m. Eva G. Farris Gallery at Thomas More College, Free. 513-460-1844; Crestview Hills.


Wine Tasting, 1 p.m.-6 p.m. StoneBrook Winery, $5. 6350111; Camp Springs. Wine Tasting, 1 p.m.-6 p.m. Camp Springs Vineyard, $1. 448-0253; Camp Springs.


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Toddler Story Time, 10 a.m. Fort ThomasCarrico Branch Library, 1000 Highland Ave. Stories, songs, finger plays and craft. Ages 2-3. Free. Registration required. 572-5033. Fort Thomas. Preschool Story Time, 1:30 p.m. Cold Spring Branch Library, 3920 Alexandria Pike, Ages 4-5. Free. Registration required. 781-6166. Cold Spring.

Colored Museum, 3 p.m. NKU Corbett Auditorium, $12, $11 NKU faculty, staff, alumni, $10 ages 60 and up, $8 student. 5725464; Highland Heights. You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown, 2 p.m. Thomas More College Theatre, $15, $10 faculty and staff, $8 students. 341-5800. Crestview Hills.


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More Than Ink, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Art on the Levee Gallery, Newport on the Levee, Tattooart show with works by James Dryer, Austin Fields and Dustin Zion of Asylum Tattoo in Covington; Kevin Combs, Jeff Davis, Brad Rouse and Sam Gabriel of Old Street Tattoo in Monroe and others. Works available for purchase. Free. Through March 31. 2615770; Newport.


Funding Sources for Small Businesses, 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Room B, Campbell County Cooperative Extension Service, 3500 Alexandria Pike, Learn about various loan programs for small businesses and start-ups along with the lending process, planning and preparation required. Free. Registration required. Presented by Northern Kentucky University Small Business Development Center. 442-4281; Highland Heights.

Underbelly, 2 p.m. Parlour. With Mike Cody, Ryan Singer, Dave Waite, Mike Cronin, Reid Faylor, Alex Stone, Sally Brooks and Ryan Fohl. Southgate House, 24 E. Third St. Local stand-up comedians perform improv, music, sketches, original characters and poetry. Ages 18 and up. $6 ages 18-20; $3 ages 21 and up. 431-2201. Newport. Hansel and Gretel, 4 p.m. Newport Branch Library, 901 E. Sixth St. Follow Hansel and Gretel as they sing, dance and discover the truth about the dear old lady in that gingerbread cottage. All ages. Part of Adventure Club. Family friendly. Free. Registration required. Presented by ArtReach. 572-5035. Newport. W E D N E S D A Y, M A R C H 3


Elegant Variations, 8 a.m.-10 p.m. Eva G. Farris Gallery at Thomas More College, Free. 513-460-1844; Crestview Hills.


Using, Capitalizing and Profiting from Social Media, 9 a.m.-11 a.m. SEO is the new Y2K: The Whole Truth & Nothing But the Truth. Eisen Marketing Group, 515 Monmouth St. Learn valuable strategies in beginning social media program or making current one better. From basic understanding of blogging and social media sites to expert utilization of Facebook, LinkedIn and others. $50. Registration required. 291-4302; Newport.

LITERARY - STORY TIMES Baby Time, 10 a.m. Cold Spring Branch Library, 3920 Alexandria Pike, Clap, sing and bounce with your child. Free. Registration required. Presented by Campbell County Public Library. 781-6166. Cold Spring. T H U R S D A Y, M A R C H 4

MUSIC - CHORAL Reflections on Passing, 7:30 p.m. Christ Church, United Church of Christ, 15 S. Ft. Thomas Ave. NKU Chamber Choir, Dr. Randy Pennington, conductor. Selections include Land Far Away, Death Carol and others. Free, donations accepted. Presented by Northern Kentucky University Department of Music. 572-6399; Ft. Thomas. ON STAGE - COMEDY

Alonzo Bodden, 8 p.m. $17. Dinner available. Funny Bone Comedy Club, Newport on the Levee, Ages 21 and up. Reservations required. 957-2000; Newport.


Shadowbox After Dark, 7:30 p.m. Shadowbox Cabaret, $30; $20 students, seniors and active military. Reservations required. 5817625; Newport.


Preschool Story Time, 10 a.m. Newport Branch Library, 901 E. Sixth St. Stories, songs and crafts. Ages 4-5. Free. Registration required. Presented by Campbell County Public Library. 572-5035. Newport. Toddler Story Time, 10 a.m. Cold Spring Branch Library, 3920 Alexandria Pike, Stories, songs and activities. Ages 2-3. Free. Registration required. 781-6166. Cold Spring. Pajama Story Time, 7 p.m. Fort Thomas-Carrico Branch Library, 1000 Highland Ave. Stories, songs and activities. Ages 3 and up. Registration required. 572-5033. Fort Thomas.


Kick up your heels at the 30th Anniversary Irish Ceili Saturday, Feb. 27., at Cincinnati Music Hall Ballroom. Simple Irish dances will be called so young and old can join in the fun. More intricate dances will be performed by the World Champion McGing Irish Dancers, such as first-place Midwest champions Drew Lovejoy (left), Samantha Saud, Kelcey Steele, Deirdre Robinett and Brian McLaughlin. The McGing Irish Dancers have won multiple world and national championships. Music will be performanced by the Columbus-based Irish Pub band, Vinegar Hill. Music Hall is located at 1243 Elm St. in downtown Cincinnati. The doors will open at 7 p.m. and the evening wraps up at 11 p.m. General seating is $15 in advance for adults and children; $20 at the door. Contact Donna at 513-697-1904 or for tickets. All proceeds support the Cincinnati Feis, a competition of Irish dance and music June 27 at the Northern Kentucky Convention Center.

The English Beat and Fishbone, 6 p.m. With Outlaw Nation. Mad Hatter, 620 Scott Blvd. $24, $20 advance. 291-2233; Covington.


Church Night, 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. R.E.C.A. Roller Rink, 11 Viewpoint Drive, Skating to Christian music. Includes skate rental. Family friendly. $5. 635-4273. Alexandria.


David Tanenbaum, who has introduced classical guitar music to audiences from Australia to Russia, will bring his artistry to Xavier University’s Gallagher Student Center Theater, 3800 Victory Parkway, Evanston. The performance is 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 28. Tickets are $12; seniors are $9; students are $3. For more information, call 513-745-3161 or visit www.xavier.edi/musicseries.


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Lent is a chosen trip to the desert own spiritual life in a searching and honest way. This “monastic desert” frequently turns out to be an oasis permitting reflective visitors to recognize the barren places in themselves. One of the greatest contemplative authors of last century was Thomas Merton. He was a Trappist monk at Gethsemani for 27 years. In his book “The Wisdom of the Desert,” Merton praises the early “desert fathers and mothers” (and those like them today) who willingly sought desert experiences. Merton writes, “They were people who did not believe in letting themselves be passively guided and ruled by a decadent state, and who believed that there was a way of getting along without slavish dependence on accepted, conventional values. … The Desert Fathers declined to be ruled by men, but had no desire to rule over others themselves.” What was their desire in undergoing such a difficult experience? Merton writes, “What the Fathers sought most of all was their own true self, in Christ.”

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Do your heart good with healthy recipes

We’re well into winter now with the huge amount of snow that continues to fall. As I’ve mentioned before, I really love d a y s Rita when I get Heikenfeld can’t down the Rita’s kitchen lane to the real world. It’s a good time to sequester myself in the kitchen experimenting with healthier recipes. With February being heart health month, and with the requests I’ve been getting from readers, this seems to be a good time to share some tasty recipes that are good for you.

Healthy pork tenderloin with port and fig sauce

For Fred Newbill and Virginia. Fred wants recipes

for one or two and Virginia needs healthy recipes for her husband, on a low cholesterol diet, with no trans or saturated fats. This recipe fills the bill with just 3 grams of saturated fat and no trans fat. If any of you have recipes for these folks, please share. 1 ⁄2 pound pork tenderloin, cut into 6 pieces 1 ⁄4 teaspoon dried thyme Pepper and salt to taste 2 tablespoons healthy buttery spread 2 Granny Smith apples, sliced thin 1 small red onion, sliced thin 2-3 tablespoons port wine or apple juice 1 ⁄2 cup apple juice 1 ⁄4 cup dried mission figs, chopped, or dried cranberries or cherries

Season pork with thyme and seasonings. Melt buttery spread in nonstick skillet over medium high heat

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and cook pork, turning once, about five minutes or until done. Remove and keep warm. Add apples and onion and cook until almost tender. Stir in port and bring to boil. Add apple juice and figs. Return to boil. Reduce to low and simmer until apples and onion are tender. Serve over pork. Per serving: Trans fat 0 grams; saturated fat 3 grams; cholesterol 75 milligrams, calories 410; protein 35 grams

Healthy Exchanges elegant chicken salad

Gina Griep of Healthy Exchanges always has easy and delicious recipes. Here’s one that satisfies the urge for a decadent chicken salad. 1 cup diced cooked chicken breast 1 tablespoon fat-free French dressing 1 ⁄2 cup halved green

grapes 1 ⁄4 cup chopped celery 1 tablespoon slivered almonds, toasted 1 ⁄4 cup fat-free mayo 1 ⁄2 teaspoon lemon juice 2 lettuce leaves Black pepper to taste

Combine chicken and dressing. Refrigerate 1 hour. Add grapes, celery and nuts. Mix. Combine mayo, lemon juice and pepper and add to chicken mixture. Cover, refrigerate at least 30 minutes. Serve on lettuce. Per serving: 197 calories; 5 grams fat, 23 grams protein, 15 grams carbohydrates, 366 milligrams sodium, 30 milligrams calcium, 2 grams fiber. Diabetic exchanges: 21⁄2 protien, 1 starch, 1⁄2 fats.

Nancy Zwick’s strawberry and yogurt wheat crepes

Nancy is with the Dairy Council and always has fabulous, family-oriented

healthy recipes. She has been a guest on my Union Township cable TV show. Here’s one I saw her do on Fox19’s morning show. Whisk together 4 eggs, 1 cup low fat or fat free milk. Then add 1⁄4 teaspoon salt, 2 teaspoons sugar, 1⁄2 cup whole wheat flour, 1⁄2 cup all-purpose flour. Cover, set aside for 30 minutes or in the fridge overnight. Melt about 1⁄2 teaspoon butter in nonstick skillet. When it foams, pour 1⁄8 cup batter into pan. Lift and swirl so batter coats bottom. Replace pan on burner and cook just until set and underside is lightly browned. Flip and cook other side. Fill each with 1-2 tablespoons favorite yogurt and fruit. Roll up and sprinkle with powdered sugar if desired. Makes about 12 to 14 crepes.

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Jo Ann Drilling: This talented chef is now with Murphin Ridge Inn in Amish country (Adams County). Sherry and Darryl McKenney, proprietors, are thrilled to have Jo Ann on board, and Jo Ann is equally excited to indulge her passion for seasonal, local ingredients. What chef wouldn’t love Amish eggs delivered right to the kitchen door, and to walk outside in early spring plucking fresh greens and herbs from the gardens! Check out them out online at Murphin Ridge Inn to get all the scoop about their new menu. My fave is still their onion bisque. I have a feeling Jo Ann will be able to top that. Rita Nader Heikenfeld is Macy’s certified culinary professional. Email columns@community with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Call 513-2487130, ext. 356.

Job fair planned for March 4 Job seekers will have an opportunity to meet more than 30 employers at the second annual “Spring Into Action Job Fair” Thursday, March 4. It will take place 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Florence Campus of National College at 7627 Ewing Blvd, Florence. The free job fair is spon-

sored by National College and One Stop Northern Kentucky. “We’re excited about our partnership with the National College, enabling us to bring this event to the Tristate area in a time of severe economic challenges,” said Ken Wocher, Northern Kentucky’s Local Veterans’ Employment representative

with the Office of Employment and Training. Campus Director Carole Reed-Mahoney added, “We see this as a way for us to utilize our campus to be a proactive member of our community. At National College our goal is to help people achieve their goals and this is another way we can help make that hap-

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of “nature’s snow boot.” So, dogs don’t really need boots, she said, “But if it makes you feel better as an owner, go for it.” Jean Pritchard, D.V.M. of Fort Thomas Animal Hospital agrees. “I think that in general an average pet doesn’t need them. The main thing is to keep the paws dry. The longer that moisture is left in contact with the area between the paws the more chance you have to allow bacteria to

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“There is no way that I’m going to be seen wearing boots!” Nipper scowled indignantly, wrestling his paw from my grasp. “It’s unnatural, you don’t see dogs running around in the wild w e a r i n g Marsie Hall boots!” Newbold “Cocker Spaniels Marsie's don’t exist in Menagerie the wild,” I reminded him, “Your natural habitat is the sofa, so you’re wearing boots!” “Lady,” he said, pausing to scarf down the Snausage I’d given him as a bribe to hold still, “You are not the boss of me! This is animal cruelty; in some states you could get arrested.” “Go tell it to Oprah,” I replied, wrestling the fourth boot onto his left hind foot. “Plus, don’t talk with your mouth full. I’m the Mommy and what I say goes. So, c’mon, let’s go take a walk.” He refused to stand up, so we didn’t get very far. But what’s a responsible dog owner to do? It’s cold and snowy outside. There is salt and chemical de-icers on the sidewalks and roads and that has to be hard on their paws. I wear boots, so shouldn’t he? Plus, they’re way cute. “The ones who pull sleds need to,” said Cheryl “Sissy” Stupprich of PetSuites, the pet resort and spa in Erlanger. She’s been a professional groomer since 1994 and has worked with literally thousands of dogs. “But house pets, who go out into the snow for 1015 minutes to use the bathroom, not really.” The biggest reason, in her opinion, to put boots on a dog is to help provide traction. Sand, rather than salt or chemicals is the best way for a pet owner to achieve this. She does suggest that when you get your dog groomed in the cold weather, not to have the fur cut out from between the pads. “There’s a reason for it,” she counsels, “Hair is a natural insulator from the cold, sort

Welcome to my new column, Marsie’s Menagerie, a fun and informative space in which I’ll be spotlighting local owners and their pets, telling their unique stories and asking area experts for guidance. If it is furry, feathery or finny, I’ll be writing about it. Like Dr. Doolittle before me, if it were humanly possible I could quite literally “talk to the animals” because I’ve been obsessed with them since childhood. Through the years my menagerie has included dogs, frogs, hamsters, turtles, birds, bunnies…even Sea Monkeys! My first pet was an “imaginary dog” when I was 3 years old. A conscientious pet owner even then, I’d make my parents walk down the street holding an imaginary leash. (Because if they didn’t, I’d pitch a fit!) I want to get to know you. Pet owners are the greatest people in the world and your input is vital. Do you have any ideas for future stories? Would you like to know more about a trend in pet care? Is there something unique about your pet? Please e-mail me at:



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The importance and benefits of preplanning

By Neva Martin

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Preplanning your own funeral, while not a favorite activity, has become more and more accepted and appreciated. People sometimes hesitate to embark on making such arrangements, especially when they’re healthy, or perhaps out of a superstitious fear that doing so may bring the Grim Reaper to their door faster. But if you can get over an initial resistance, you may find that preplanning can be a freeing

experience. It can also free your relatives from having to make future stressful decisions. Preplanning, or at least putting your wishes into writing, will provide your loved ones with a clearer picture of your wishes. Such wishes can include: • Type and location of service: Traditional church or green burial and cremation are just a few options to consider. Veterans might like to include a military acknowledgment. • Who to invite: Do you prefer a small, intimate ceremony or a large gathering?

• Speaker: Do you want your minister to deliver a memorial, a friend or relative to offer a eulogy, or both? • Clothing or jewelry: If you prefer burial, do you have a item you’d like to be buried with – a special memento or photo? • Favorite music or readings: How about a certain song, a poem or reading you’ve always loved? Including them in the instruction packet would also be helpful. • Memorial fund: Would you prefer that mourners contribute to a favorite charity in lieu of

flowers? • Your obituary: You can select a favorite photo to be included, along with your date and place of birth as well as any other details you want mentioned. Prepaying for a funeral can also take the burden off your family. You may have a funeral

home that your family has used for generations, one that you trust, to follow your wishes in selecting a casket or an urn. If you prefer not to prepay, you can set aside money in a separate account, such as a certificate of deposit or a shared bank account with someone close to you. Yes, preplanning your funeral lets you breathe a sigh of relief now and allows your loved ones to breathe easier later. Sources:;;

Pull yourself together: Tips for speaking publicly at a funeral dread, fearing you’ll say the wrong things, making a sad situation worse. Just take a deep breath, You’ve been asked to pull yourself together and deliver a eulogy at a beloved one’s funeral. And remember that you are since speaking publicly is a speaking on behalf of the dearly departed. You can phobia that many people share, you approach it with even seek counseling if By Neva Martin

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necessary for this daunting, sensitive task. Here are a few guidelines to keep in mind while you’re grappling with finding the right words to say. • Remember to mention those attributes of the deceased that touched you

in your life, perhaps an anecdote to underline those special moments you shared. Speak truthfully, from the heart, but not in such a brutally honest manner that you offend. • A funny story or a poem is often appropriate.

You might look for a book on bereavement that contains comforting words. Scripture can also be a good resource, keeping in mind to tread carefully if the bereaved family is not Christian or otherwise religious. • Know that this is an

emotional time for you, especially if the deceased was close, and realize that each person who hears you will appreciate your remembrances. You can even focus on a friend who will smile

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Services held in the morning. Traditional caskets carried to the cemetery. Followed by flowers in a hearse. Such typical ceremonies may become a thing of the past. Although written for another era, a Bob Dylan song may be appropriate: “The Times, They Are aChangin’.” One change is often the time of the funeral service itself. It may be held in the evening, followed by a graveside observance the next day. Funeral home directors, when asked, say families often need this accommodation because their relatives are scattered throughout the country. Breaking the service up into two parts over a couple of

days allows family members who live farther away to arrive at least for the graveside service. Some families also complain that funeral and graveside services, when held together on one day, are just too long, so breaking them up over two days is less tiring. And if the graveside service is held the next morning, families can get together and visit for the rest of the day. Another change is the type of service. Instead of a tradi-

In the book “Grave Matters,” environmental journalist Mark Harris follows a dozen families who have found “green” burial to be a natural, more economic and ultimately more meaningful alternate to the standard funeral process tional one held at the funeral homes, many families want to hold what they call “a celebration of life,” creating video presentations, displaying scrapbooks and pictures of the departed, even renting a center for a remembrance party. They find this type of event unites families and friends who have not seen each other for many years. Instead of traditional brown or steel caskets, some people, especially baby boomers, are starting to think “outside the box,” asking for caskets that reflect their personalities, even going for a “green burial,” without chemical

embalming or even a coffin. In the book “Grave Matters,” environmental journalist Mark Harris follows a dozen families who have found “green” burial to be a natural, more economic and ultimately more meaningful alternate to the standard funeral process, whether scattering the beloved’s cremated ashes over the ocean, conducting a home funeral, or hiring a carpenter to build a pine coffin. The times they are achangin’ and if you do want to tailor your own funeral, or that of one near and dear to you, start by checking out some of the new preferences at any funeral home. Sources:;




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Good resources can aid in organizing a funeral By Neva Martin

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A relative or a close friend has just passed away and you’ve been asked to make funeral arrangements. Where to start? In the best of situations, this friend had approached you ahead of time about his or her preferences, which can make many decisions easier: an open casket or cremation, preferred speakers, even the choice of the funeral home itself. If not, then by all means you can involve family members and close friends about the choices they think would be appropriate. Make a checklist so as not to miss any details. The director of the funeral home selected can, of course, help with many of the necessary arrangements: obtaining a death certificate, choosing a casket and grave (or an urn if cremation is preferred), selecting flowers, writing an obituary for the local paper. If appropriate, call

the deceased’s church or to arrange for a funeral date and time. Getting everything in order, quickly, is important: calling the organizations to which the deceased belonged (a military organization or a bridge club, for instance, might want to be involved in the funeral service or arrange a get-together afterwards to honor the deceased), as well as friends and family scattered across the country.

This is a good time to ask any nearby family and friends to call those people you might not know. You can also use this opportunity to ask if anyone wants to speak or do a reading at the funeral. Organizing a funeral and dealing with all the details can be an emotional time for you, but it is also a chance to grow. Reaching out to others for help, for a shoulder to cry on, can be essential in coming to terms with

your own grief in losing a beloved one. Planning someone else’s funeral can also be a reminder that death comes to all of us, and it’s best to be prepared. In the aftermath of this experience, then, be sure to sit down with your own family and friends to tell them of your wishes, even putting them on paper. This provides peace of mind for all concerned. Sources:;



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Honoring your pet’s memory

Speaking tips at you for comfort. This support can help keep you from breaking down. • Print out the speech in large typeset. That way, if tears well up or your hand starts to shake, you can still read the speech.

location you choose, a memorial service helps to ease the loss in a special way. For the service, do include all family members as well as special friends, to pay tribute to your pet. The memorial service can include a time for all to share special memories and stories of the beloved animal. In the aftermath of your loss, you might consider creating a living memorial by planting a tree or flower bed in your yard, framing and placing a photo of your pet in a special area, and making a donation to the Humane Society in your pet’s name. You can even have a star named after her.

And, perhaps, after a bit of time has passed, you might think of volunteering at a local animal shelter, and even adopting another pet from that shelter or Humane Society. That would pay the highest tribute to that beloved creature who played such a special role in your life. Sources:;

Continued from page B6 • Speak slowly and don’t make the speech overly long. Remember you are celebrating a life as well as mourning a loss. • Practice the speech out loud, many times, the night before the funeral. In this way, you can inter-

nalize the eulogy and not stutter over the words when the time comes. • Try also to relax the night before the funeral, taking a warm bath, playing favorite, soothing music and getting a good night’s sleep. Following these guide-


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an. If you want to hold a pet funeral and burial in your back yard, check to How hard it is to lose a be sure that it is legal. Often you can find a beloved pet. That critter who woke you up at night, pet cemetery in your area who let your child pull his that will provide dignity, security and a sense of tail without snarling, and permanence. You might who simply provided wonderful companionship appreciate the serenity of such a place as well as the throughout the years, is care given to the gravesite. gone. Now you want to provide a fitting tribute to Costs vary depending on your selection. Cremation honor his memory. is a less expensive option, The Internet has proallowing you more leeway vided innumerable ways of recognizing the passing in dealing with the remains: You can bury the of a pet. You will find ashes, scatter them in a urns, caskets and personfavorite place you and alized urns that can be your pet enjoyed together, purchased online. or keep them near you in You can also check with a local crematorium, a decorative urn. Whatever option or as well as your veterinariBy Neva Martin

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Patricia Adams

Patricia Ann Adams, 59, Alexandria, died Feb. 16, 2010, at Hospice of the Bluegrass Care Center, Fort Thomas. She was a teacher at the Cline Middle School for many years. Survivors include her husband, Melvin Adams; daughter, Shelby Adams of Alexandria; son, Ryan Adams of Alexandria and sister, Michelle Sturgill of Cold Spring. Memorials: National MS Society, Ohio Valley Chapter, 4440 Lake Forest Drive, Suite 120, Blue Ash, OH 45241.

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Luther Akemon

Luther Akemon, 76, Newport, died Feb. 20, 2010, at St. Elizabeth Fort Thomas. He was a laborer in the foundry industry. Survivors include his wife, Mary Akemon of Newport; sons, Chris and Jason Akemon, both of Newport; daughters, Darlene Riddell and Teresa Hall, both of Newport, and Mary Hornsby of Dayton; sisters, Doris Jean Sebastian of Indiana and Edith Napier of Hazard, Ky., nine grandchildren and three greatgrandchildren. Burial was in Kilburn Cemetery in Falmouth.

INVITATION TO BID Date: February 25, 2010 PROJECT: Gettysburg Drive, Williamsburg Drive, Allentown Drive & Thompson Avenue Water Main Replacement SEALED BIDS WILL BE RECEIVED AT: Northern Kentucky Water District (Owner) 2835 Crescent Springs Road P.O. Box 18640 Erlanger, Kentucky 41018 UNTIL:Date: March 8, 2010 Time:10:00 AM (Local Time) At said place and time, and promptly thereafter, all Bids that have been duly received will be publicly opened and read aloud. The proposed Work is generally described as follows: Construction of approximately 2400 linear feet of 8" PVC water main together with the appurtenances and related work along Gettysburg Drive, Williamsburg Drive, Allentown Drive, and Thompson Avenue in the City of Fort Mitchell, 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 Bayer Becker, Inc. 209 Grandview Drive Fort Mitchell, KY 41017 Copies of the Bidding Documents may be obtained from the office of Bayer Becker at the address indicated herein. Charges for all documents obtained will be made on the following basis: Charge Complete set of Bidding Documents $ 50.00 Mailing and Handling (U.S. Mail) (if requested) $ 15.00 Charges for Bidding Documents and mailing and handling, if applicable, will not be refunded. Bids will be received on a unit price and/or lump sum basis as described in the Contract Documents. Bid security, in the form of a certified check or a Bid Bond 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 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 Bidders are encouraged to bid. Bids shall remain subject to acceptance for 90 days after the day of bid opening or for such longer period of time to which a Bidder may agree in writing upon request of the Owner. If a Contract is to be awarded, the Owner will give the successful Bidder a Notice of Award during the period of time during which the successful Bidder’s bid remains subject to acceptance. Richard Harrison Vice President of Engineering Northern Kentucky Water District 1001540368

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Colsten Barger, 83, of Anderson Township, formerly of Bellevue, died Feb. 17, 2010, at Salem Woods Nursing Home, Cincinnati. He was a motor pool chief with the U.S. government, a Korean War Air Force veteran and member of Bellevue Vets Club. His wife, Pauline Barger, died previously. Survivors include his daughter, Kathy Wyatt of Batavia; sister, Jeneva Bonner of Boca Raton, Fla.; brothers, Colburn and Kenneth Barger, both of Somerset and one grandson. Dobbling, Muehlenkamp-Erschell Funeral Home, Bellevue, handled the arrangements.

CITY OF FORT THOMAS CAMPBELL COUNTY LEGAL NOTICE Sealed proposals will be received at the Office of the City Administrative Officer, City Building, 130 North Fort Thomas Avenue, Fort Thomas, Kentucky, 41075, until 11:00 A.M. local time on FRIDAY, MARCH 12, 2010 for furnishing all labor, materials, and equipment necessary to complete the project known as the WATERWORKS ROAD RETAINING WALL and, at the same time and place, publicly opened and read aloud. Contract documents, bid sheets, plans and specifications can be obtained at CDS Associates, Inc., 7000 Dixie Highway, Florence, Kentucky, 41042 after THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2010 at a cost of $50.00 per set (non-refundable). Plans requested to be mailed will be an additional $10.00 per set. Checks to be made payable CDS Associates, Inc. Specifications will also be on file in the plan room of the F. W. Dodge Corporation, Allied Construction Industries (ACI), and CDS Associates, Inc., 7000 Dixie Highway, Florence, Kentucky 41042. Each bidder is required to submit with his proposal a bid bond or certified check equal in amount to five percent (5%) of the base bid. The bidder to whom the contract is awarded will be required to furnish a surety bond in an amount equal to onehundred percent (100%) of the contract amount. The successful bidder will be required to have a current occupational license in the City of Fort Thomas before the Contract will be awarded. Proposals must contain the full name of the party or parties submitting the same and all persons interested therein. It is the intent and requirements of the City that this project be completed no later than JULY 2, 2010.

LEGAL NOTICE The Campbell County & Municipal Planning & Zoning Commission will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, March 9, 2010, 7:00 P.M. at the Campbell County Courthouse, 8352 E. Main Street. Alexandria. Ky. for the purpose of hearing testimony for the following: FILE NUMBER: 69-10-TXT-01 APPLICANT: Campbell County Planning & Zoning Department REQUEST: A proposed text amendment to the Campbell County Subdivision Regulations Section 3-9.A.2. Section 5-0B-6, and Section 7.16 relating to Guarantees & Final Plat Approval. Persons interested in this case are invited to be present. Information concerning this case is available for public inspection at the Campbell County & Municipal Planning & Zoning Office, 1098 Monmouth Street, Suite 343, Newport, KY. Monday-Friday during normal business hours. /S/ Peter J.Klear, AICP, Director of Planning & Zoning, Date: February 18, 2010. Published: February 25, 2010, Campbell County Recorder. 1001540634

CHANGE IN HIGH LAND HEIGHTS SOUTHGATE POLICE AUTHORITY BOARD MEETING The Highland Heights By the order of the Council of the City of Southgate Police AuFort Thomas, Kentucky. thority Board meeting scheduled for March Don Martin 4, 2010 is canceled. City Administrative Officer The next meeting is scheduled for April 1, Publishing Date: THURSDAY, 2010 at 7:30 pm at FEBRUARY 25, 2010 the Highland Heights Campbell County Recorder 1540158 Building located at 515 Main Avenue. 1001540434 CITY OF FORT THOMAS CAMPBELL COUNTY LEGAL NOTICE

The Board of Council of the City of Fort Thomas, Kentucky, reserves the right to waive irregularities and to reject any or all bids.

Sealed proposals will be received at the Office of the City Administrative Officer, City Building, 130 North Fort Thomas Avenue, Fort Thomas, Kentucky, 41075, until 11:00 A.M. local time on MARCH 5, 2010 for furnishing all labor, materials, and equipment necessary to complete the project known as the DECORATIVE SIGNAL POLE MATERIALS - MIDWAY DISTRICT STREETSCAPE and, at the same time and place, publicly opened and read aloud. Contract documents, bid sheets, plans and specifications can be obtained at CDS Associates, Inc., 7000 Dixie Highway, Florence, Kentucky, 41042 after THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 25 , 2010 at no cost. Specifications will also be on file in the plan room of the F. W. Dodge Corporation, Allied Construction Industries (ACI), and CDS Associates, Inc., 7000 Dixie Highway, Florence, Kentucky 41042. The successful bidder will be required to have a current occupational license in the City of Fort Thomas before the Contract will be awarded. Proposals must contain the full name of the party or parties submitting the same and all persons interested therein. It is the intent and requirements of the City that the materials be submitted to the City no later than JUNE 18, 2010. The Board of Council of the City of Fort Thomas, Kentucky, reserves the right to waive irregularities and to reject any or all bids. By the order of the Council of the City of Fort Thomas, Kentucky. Don Martin City Administrative Officer Publishing Date: THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2010 Campbell County Recorder 0058

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Elizabeth Buchanan

Elizabeth Jean “Betty” Smith Buchanan, 74, Dayton, died Feb. 18, 2010, at St. Elizabeth Medical Center Fort Thomas. She was a homemaker, a member of the Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary where she served as local commander for 24 years and Kentucky state commander for eight years, a volunteer at the VA Domiciliary in Fort Thomas and organized the sewing room at the Fort Thomas VA. She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward S. Buchanan; son Larry John Joseph Buchanan; daughter Sandra Jean Snyder; and one brother, Robert Smith. Survivors include her two daughters, Brenda Schulte of Spotsylvania, Pa., and Penny Clutter of Bellevue; one brother, Warren Smith of Florence; nine grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, and two greatgreat grandchildren. Burial was at Camp Nelson National Cemetery in Nicholasville. Memorials: Disabled American Veterans Chapter #19, P.O. Box 76198, Highland Heights, KY 41076.

Dorothy Chandler

Dorothy M. Chandler, 88, Newport, died Feb. 17, 2010. at Hospice of the Bluegrass Care Center, Fort Thomas. She was a homemaker and member of First Baptist Church of Newport. Survivors include her son, Michael Chandler of Gladewater, Texas and three grandchildren. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery, Southgate. Memorials: Autism Resource Center of Central Massachusetts. 71 Sterling St., West Boylston, MA 01583.

Thomas Duve

Thomas Roland Duve, 75, Newport, died Feb. 16, 2010, at his home. He was a bartender at the Gibson and Hilton Hotels, an Army veteran, past president of Bellevue Vets, member of Bartenders Union, American Legion Post 11, and Sports Center for Cincinnati Reds Baseball. His wife, Betty Jane Nelson Duve, died in 2005. Survivors include his brothers, Fred Duve of Vermillion, S.D., and


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Geraldine Heeg

Geraldine Marcella Heeg, 84, of Florence, formerly of Dayton, died Feb. 15, 2010, at Florence Park Care Center. She was a city clerk with city of Dayton and former president of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Ladies Auxiliary in Dayton. Her husband, Otto Heeg, died in 1966. Survivors include her sons, Daniel Heeg of Union, Greg Heeg of Cincinnati and Ron Heeg of Bellevue; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Burial was in St. Stephen Cemetery, Fort Thomas.

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PATRICIA MAE PULKRABEK Defendant THE STATE OF NEVADA SENDS GREETINGS TO THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANT: You are hereby SUMMONED and required to serve upon the plaintiff, DAVID JOHN PULKRABEK, whose address is 2530 Tough Boy Road, #7, Pahrump, NV 89060, an ANSWER to the Complaint which is herewith served upon you, within 20 days after service of this Summons upon you, exclusive of the day of service. In addition, you must file with the Clerk of this Court, whose address is shown below, a formal written answer to the complaint, along with the appropriate filing fees, in accordance with the rules of the Court. If you fail to do so, judgement by default will be taken against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. This action is brought to recover a judgement dissolving the contract of marriage existing between you and Plaintiff. The filer certifies that this document does not contain the social security number of any person. Sandra L. Merlino Clerk of the Court Date Dec 23, 2009 Print Name: Christina Uribe Signature: /s/Christina Uribe Deputy Clerk P. O. Box 1031, Tonopah, NV 89049 (SEAL OF THE COURT) RETURN OF SERVICE ON REVERSE SIDE SECTION 00 11 00-INVITATION TO BID LEGAL NOTICE The Newport Millennium Housing Corporation III (NMHC III) will be ac cepting sealed bids for a General Contract for the construction, including mechanical, plumbing and electrical work, of ONE single family style building located at 22 Summerhill Avenue in the City of Newport, Kentucky. Bids are due no later than 3:30 p.m., local time, Thursday, March 25, 2010, at the offices of the Housing Authority of Newport, 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 “Home Ownership Housing Program #10-05”. General Contractors submitting a bid for general construction may obtain a maximum of two (2) complete sets of Contract Documents from Hub + Weber Architects, 542 Greenup Street, Covington, Kentucky, (859) 491-3844 - for a deposit of $100. Checks shall be made out to Newport Millennium Housing Corporation III. Deposit will be refunded with the return of the two sets in good condition. Contract Documents may also be purchased from Queen City Reprographics, 434 Scott Avenue, Covington, Kentucky (513) 326-2300. Copies of the Contract Documents are open to the public inspection and may be examined at the following offices: FW Dodge Corporation Allied Construction Industries 7265 Kenwood Road Suite 200 1010 Yale Ave. Cincinnati, Ohio 45236 Cincinnati, Ohio 45206 NMHC III will conduct a pre-bid informational meeting at 3pm local time, Tuesday, March 9, 2010 at their offices. Construction would begin within ninety (90) days of execution of contract. 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. The successful Bidder will be required to furnish and pay for satisfactory Performance and Payment bond in an amount equal to one hundred (100) percent of the contract price. 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.

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Bertha Mae Heitzman Hofstetter, 82, Highland Heights, died Feb. 17, 2010, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. She was a secretary with Campbell County Fiscal Court. Her husband, Raymond Hofstetter, died previously. Survivors include her daughters, Judy Hofstetter of Highland Heights, Linda Tiemeier and Terri Burt of Alexandria; son, Bud Hofstetter of Alexandria; sister, Cloty Koke of Southgate; and brothers, Edward Heitzman of Highland Heights and Delbert Heitzman of Cincinnati. Burial was in St. Stephen Cemetery, Fort Thomas. Memorials: Sisters of Divine Providence, 1000 St. Anne Drive, Melbourne, KY 41059.

Frances Knipper

Frances Mae Knipper, 76, Fort Thomas, a homemaker, died Feb. 14, 2010, at Carmel Manor in Fort Thomas. Survivors include her daughter, Cynthia Presley of Mt. Adams; sister, Patricia Blanchet; one grandson and one great-grandson. Burial was in St. Stephen Cemetery, Fort Thomas. Memorials are suggested to the St. Bernard Church, 701 Fifth Ave., Dayton, KY 41074.

Daisy Linton

Daisy “Snooky” Linton, 62, Newport, died Feb. 16, 2010, at St. Elizabeth Fort Thomas. Survivors include her sons, Troy and Tony Powell; sister, Sandy Combs; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Alexandria Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

Paul Luehr

Paul L. Luehr, 84, Fort Thomas, died Feb. 5, 2010, at St. Elizabeth Fort Thomas. He was a self-employed certified public accountant, was a C.P.A. for Rink’s and Grant-Thornton, and a World War II Army Air Corps veteran. His wife of 58 years, Graceann O’Hara Luehr, survives. Burial was in St. Stephen Cemetery, Fort Thomas. Dobbling Funeral Home, Fort Thomas, handled the arrangements.

Edith Lundrigan

Edith L. Mercer Lundrigan, 90, Highland Heights, died Feb. 17, 2010, at her home. She was a supervisor for the Keebler Co. in Fairfax. Her husband, Joseph Lundrigan; daughter, Edith Gatterdam and son, Joseph Lundrigan Jr., died previously. Survivors include her daughter, Pat Hoffman of Highland Heights; sister, Anna Frye of Highland Heights; nine grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren. Entombment was in Evergreen Cemetery Mausoleum, Southgate. Dobbling Funeral Home, Fort Thomas, handled the arrangements. Memorials: Hospice of the Bluegrass Northern Kentucky, 7388 Turfway Road, Florence, KY 41042.

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On the record

February 25, 2010



Herman M. Sebastian II, 19, 35 17th St., warrant at Alexandria Pike and Low Gap Road, Feb. 12. Tara L. Brossart, 23, 205 Bluegrass Ave., second degree disorderly conduct at 6711 Alexandria Pike, Feb. 14. Carol S. Brossart, 50, 3631 Fender Road, second degree disorderly conduct at 6711 Alexandria Pike, Feb. 14. Donald R. Brossart Jr., 25, 12549 Spruce St., second degree disorderly conduct at 6711 Alexandria Pike, Feb. 14.

Incidents/reports Menacing

Report of man pulled knife on man during custody exchange at 6711 Alexandria Pike, Feb. 14.

Second degree burglary

Report of window kicked in and jar of coins taken at 146 Orchard Lane, Feb. 11.

Third degree criminal mischief

Report of words written on wall in men’s restroom at 7740 Alexandria Pike, Feb. 10.

8, Jan. 31. Mary Jones, 37, 617 Fairfield Ave., harassment at 617 Fairfield Ave., Feb. 3. Ricky Mossman, 18, 324 Covert Run Pike, possession of alcohol by a minor at 300 block of Taylor Ave., Feb. 6. Abigail Listo, 22, 10360 Stablehand Drive, alcohol intoxication in a public place at 145 Fairfield Ave., Feb. 8. Roderick Maceachen III, 23, 105 Dogwood Drive, alcohol intoxication in a public place at 145 Fairfield Ave., Feb. 9. Jonathan Hall, 26, 1109 Dayton, alcohol intoxication in a public place at Joe’s Crab Shack, Feb. 11. Jessica Kirkpatrick, 28, 114 Geiger, DUI, failure to maintain insurance at 923 Berry Ave., Feb. 13. Paul Way, 29, 933 Patterson St., warrant at 101 Landmark, Feb. 14. Robert Gary, 41, 394 Eden, warrant at 304 Eden, Feb. 15. Michael Hatch, 18, 144 Ward Ave., warrant at 471 Foote, Feb. 15.

Incidents/reports Disorderly conduct



Jeremy Creekmore, 21, 418 Johnson St., DUI, careless driving at Route

Reported at 600 Center St., Feb. 10.

Possession of marijuana

Reported at 100 block of Fairfield

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About police reports

Ave., Feb. 16.

Kimberly D. Houp, 38, 6055 Zig Zag Road, fourth degree assault at Brookstone Lane, Jan. 30. Steve E. Thomas, 28, 251 Park Ave., warrant at AA Highway and I-275, Jan. 26. Joshua C. Baker, 34, 19 Pine Hill Drive, warrant at Dodsworth and Skyline, Feb. 2. Sean Thomas Casey, 24, 6391 A Ridgeline Drive, first degree disorderly conduct, fourth degree assault at 6391 A Ridgeline Drive, Feb. 6. Patricia A. Casey, 40, 6391 A Ridgeline Drive, fourth degree assault at 6391 A Ridgeline Drive, Feb. 6. Kyle L. Brennan, 20, 42 Waterside Way, criminal littering, person 1820 possession or attempting to have another person purchase alcohol at U.S. 27, Feb. 14. Laden E. Brocks, 37, 9610 Arvin Ave., theft by unlawful taking or shoplifting at 375 Crossroads Blvd., Feb. 13. Frederick J. Wenz III, 41, 50 Mel Lawn Drive, DUI - aggravated circumstances - first offense, failure of owner to maintain required insurance - first offense at 416 Pooles Creek Road, Feb. 14. Blaine J. Barnes, 36, 9507 Jerry Wright Road, warrant at 70 Martha Layne Collins Blvd., Feb. 16.

Third degree criminal mischief

Reported at 201 Center St., Feb. 1.


Kelon J. Andrews, 20, 27400 Franklin Road, receiving stolen property, theft by deception including cold checks, first degree criminal possession of a forged instrument at 5400 Alexandria Pike, Jan. 19. Calvin T. Mills, 35, 413 West Warren St., theft by unlawful taking or shoplifting at 5400 Alexandria Pike, Jan. 22. Charles E. Combs, 34, 1033 Brighton St., theft by unlawful taking or shoplifting at 5400 Alexandria Pike, Jan. 22. Gwen Michelle Kestler, 34, 412 Uhl Road, warrant at East Alexandria Pike at Ky. 5516, Jan. 30. Shannon Berry, 32, 500 Brookstone, fourth degree assault at 500 Brookstone Lane, Jan. 30. Sam D. Barkley, 32, 4216 Turril St., DUI - first offense, failure of owner to maintain required insurance first offense, second degree assault at U.S. 27 and Crossroads Blvd., Jan. 31.

The Community Recorder publishes the names of all adults charged with offenses. The information is a matter of public record and does not imply guilt or innocence.

Incidents/reports Fourth degree assault

Report of man slapped in face and spit upon by another man at 100 Crossroads Blvd., Jan. 23.

Leaving scene of an accident failure to render aid or assistance Reported at AA Highway north of U.S. 27, Feb. 2.


Report of man made threat to beat up and knock out another man at 5400 Alexandria Pike, Feb. 11.

Second degree burglary

Report of screen pried out from window at 2020 Misty Cove Way, Feb. 5.

Second degree disorderly conduct

Juvenile cited after report of juvenile altercation on school bus at U.S. 27 in front of 3725 Alexandria Pike, Jan. 22.

Theft by unlawful taking

Report of radar detector and Ipod cable taken from vehicle at 434 Springmill Drive, Jan. 18. Report of Ipod and DVD player and

change taken from vehicle at 605 Quarry Court, Jan. 18. Report of GPS and phone charger taken from vehicle at 402 Downing St., Jan. 24. Report of cash taken during change making at 42 Martha Layne Collins Blvd, Feb. 1. Report of Ipod taken from vehicle at 3980 Alexandria Pike, Feb. 6.

Theft by unlawful taking or shoplifting

Report of DVDs taken without paying at 5400 Alexandria Pike, Jan. 18. Report of juvenile attempted to take items without paying at 5400 Alexandria Pike, Jan. 23.

Theft of motor vehicle plate

Report of license plate taken off vehicle at 897 Sandstone Ridge, Jan. 30.

Third degree criminal mischief

Report of front windshield of backhoe broken out at 100 Aqua Drive, Jan. 23. Report of windshield cracked and lug nuts taken from disabled vehicle at AA Highway near U.S. 27, Jan. 29. Report of prying instrument used and left on doors of restaurant at 14 Martha Layne Collins Blvd., Feb. 6.


Gary Manning

Isaac Martinez

Gary T. Manning, 58, Newport, died Feb. 18, 2010, at Hospice of the Bluegrass Care Center, Fort Thomas. Survivors include his parents, Donald and Mary Lou Manning of Newport; brothers, Steve and Marc Manning, both of Newport, Ralph Manning of Burlington, Dale Manning of Carthage, N.Y., Ray Manning of Fort Thomas, Mike Manning of Claryville and Dan Manning of Price Hill; sisters, Carol Watson and Sharon Beagle, both of Alexandria, Lou Ann Combs of Newport, Donna Schuster of Cincinnati, Mary Pangallo of Covington and Amy Kuntz of Crestview.

Isaac Alberto Martinez, 51, of Corpus Christi, Texas, formerly of Fort Thomas, died Feb. 8, 2010, at his home. Survivors include his parents, Al and Marge Martinez; and sisters, Rebeca Walker, Lupita Laber and Maria Schutte. Burial was in St. Stephen Cemetery. Dobbling, MuehlenkampErschell Funeral Home handled the local arrangements. Memorials: American Academy of Neurology Foundation, 1080 Montreal Ave., St. Paul, MN 55116.

Francis McGarrell

Francis R. McGarrell, 87, Fort





Thomas, died Feb. 14, 2010, at Hospice of the Bluegrass Care Center, Fort Thomas. He was a truck driver with Kroger, a World War II Army veteran, member of the Bellevue Veterans of Foreign Wars and Divine Mercy Parish Bellevue. His wives, Marceline M. Scott McGarrell and Dorothy Wolfzorn Ruschman McGarrell; son, Earl McGarrell and daughter, Sandy Hobt, died previously. Survivors include his daughters, Cindy Hoffstedder of Southgate, Kathy Boruske of Dayton, Barb Feldman of Cold Spring and Marilyn Jo Wooding of Florence; stepdaughters, Carolyn Bosch of Florence, Vicky Gemmer of Erlanger, Margie Barth of Crestview Hills,


Rita Sacksteder

Diane R. Porter, 70, Alexandria, died Feb. 15, 2010, at Hospice of St. Elizabeth Healthcare, Edgewood. She worked for Redken Laboratories and volunteered with St. Elizabeth Hospital in the emergency room and Hospice of St. Elizabeth



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