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Children ages 4-6 slathered their hands in paint and got messy during the Feb. 22 Play Art program at the Newport Branch of the Campbell County Public Library. Play Art programs at the Newport Branch are at 4 p.m. each Wednesday, said Sara Relojo, a children’s program coordinator at the library. Life, B1
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By Chris Mayhew HIGHLAND HEIGHTS — Northern Kentucky University's power move into a Division I school has studentandfansrootingextrahard in a show of "Norse Force." NKU's final Division II regular season basketball games were Thursday, Feb. 23 against conference rival Bellarmine University. The Norse women's team won by a score of 74-53, and afterward the men's team fell by a score of 7586. The men's team still scored a No. 3 seed in the SCHEELS Great Lakes Valley Conference Tournament with Bellarmine taking the No. 1 seed. The women's team earned the No. 4 seed in the tournament. NKU athletics will move to the Atlantic Sun Conference of Division I next season. Fans were definitely excited about the Bellarmine game because it had really huge implications, said Chris Cole, NKU's director of communications. "In fact, some have even said this may be the most important regular-seasongameinNKUhistory," Cole said.
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Atailgatewasscheduledbefore the games on Feb. 23 on campus, and there has been an "unprecedented buzz" on social media sites like Facebook and Twitter, he said. SincethemovetoDivisionIwas announced, NKU has drawn an average of 2,090 fans to the Bank of Kentucky Center in its last six home basketball games, he said. "We have seen a tremendous increase in Norse/NKU merchandise sales in recent years," he said. "Anecdotally, we definitely see morepeoplewearingNKUapparel than ever before - both on campus and in the community." John Jose, a sophomore, of Louisville, was one of the students responsible for upping the game week rivalry between NKU and Bellarmine and carried a sign with the Twitter hash tag #bellarmineHATEweek. "I've been Twittering all week," Josesaid."Thisissocialmediaatits best because we make this rivalry as fun as possible." Jose said he actually graduated high school in Bellarmine University's gym, but he loves being a stu-
Alex Anderson, a freshman of Green Township, Ohio, wears stilts as he poses next to NKU's Norse mascot during the Feb. 23 women’s and men’s basketball games at the Bank of Kentucky Center in Highland See NORSE, Page A2 Heights. CHRIS MAYHEW/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER
Supporters discuss issues with Rand Paul By Amanda Joering Alley firstname.lastname@example.org
More than 100 supporters of Rand Paul filled Alexandria’s Calvin Perry Community Center for a mid-day town hall meeting with the Republican senator Friday, Feb. 24. The meeting, sponsored by the Northern Kentucky Tea Party, included a speech by Paul and a chance for attendees to ask questions about a variety issues. During his speech, Paul touched on some major points including the urgency to balance the nation’s budget, stop going further into debt, cut back or eliminate foreign aid and to limit the control the government has over American citizens. The crowd cheered as Paul pointed out that the control the government has on everything from what kind of light bulbs people buy to what children can bring to school for lunch is out of control. “We’re a nanny state from the cradle to the grave,” Paul said. Attendees at the meeting questioned the senator about a variety of state and national issues, including regulating the federal reserve, giving sanctions to Iran and limiting or eliminating the presence of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) in local
Rand Paul speaks at a town hall meeting in Alexandria Friday, Feb. 24. AMANDA JOERING ALLEY/COMMUNITY RECORDER
airports. Florence resident Jim Burkhardt asked the senator how he feels about the recent law that was passed allowing the military to arrest anyone, including US citizens, who are suspected of terrorism without due process or a trial. “It sounds terrible,” Burkhardt said. “It sounds like it puts every person in the United States in some sort of jeopardy.” Paul agreed, saying he voted against pass-
ing the law, which he feels may lead to the arrests of innocent people just because some legislators are so fearful of terrorists. Alexandria resident Mary Runyon brought up the state’s problem with pill mills and prescription pill abuse, and asked what can be done about it, and how the state can get funding to help people get off drugs. Paul said he feels that doctors who prescribe the narcotics sold on Kentucky’s streets, need to be policed to ensure they aren’t over-prescribing the medicine. Walton resident Paul Johnson asked for Paul’s solution to the $4 and $5 gas prices drivers face at the gas pump. Paul said everyone needs to remember that the rising prices are occurring due to the shrinking value of the dollar, which he said is being caused by the debt the nation is facing, and that President Barack Obama’s stand against off-shore drilling and fracking for natural gas is prohibiting the country from getting the supply it needs. During the event, Paul also touched on his opposition to Obama’s health care reform and to so many federal agencies, including the department of agriculture, being armed. Paul also thanked the tea party members for their support, saying he couldn’t have won the primary election without their support.
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Reading is the best medicine HealthPoint wins literacy award By Libby Cunningham Lcunningham@nky.com
When doctors diagnose youngsters at HealthPoint Family Care there’s one thing everyone gets prescribed. Reading. The Kenton County Public Library has noticed and named the health providers the recipients of the Kenton County Public Library Foundation’s Mary Ann Mongan Literacy Award. “We were just really impressed with HealthPoint’s work,” said executive director Dave Schroeder. “Not only with health care, but also with a wonderful program where they provide children up to 11 years old with a book.” Since its inception 14 years ago, HealthPoint as well as students at local high schools have provided youth with over100,000 books, said Diane Goddard, volunteer and coordinator of the program. “They (the children) love it,” Diane said, surrounded by boxes of books. HealthPoint has offices in Florence, Bellevue, Covington and Latonia, said CEO Chris God-
Displaying a book-shaped award, Diane and Chris Goddard accept HealthPoint Family Care’s literacy award. LIBBY CUNNINGHAM/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER dard. About 92 percent of the clientele is low income at the clinics, and the book program is a way to give children books.
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dent at NKU and rooting for the Norse. Jose, like dozens of other students in the crowd, wore a "Votruba is my Dude" shirt in reference to NKU President James Votruba. Jose said Votruba, who is retiring this year, has done much to attract quality students, enhance academic programs and bring NKU into Division I. "Without him you wouldn't have this arena and what we have now," Jose said. Sara Daugherty, a junior of Norwood, Ohio, and president of "The Norse Force" student fans, said there have been more people wearing NKU clothing on campus since the announcement of the move to Division I. "I know that the community is excited that we're going to DI, and they can't wait to support us," Daugherty said. The goal is to have students come to the games and watch NKU instead of going back home to watch other university teams . For Sam Hotopp, a senior, of Harrison, Ohio, the goal of forming a Norse allegiance has been accomplished. Hotopp said he has always been a fan of NKU sinceheisastudenthere,but talking about being a good Division II school didn't car-
From left, NKU students Sara Daugherty of Norwood, Ohio, the Norse Force president, and cheers along with other students spelling out NORSE painted on their chests during the Feb. 23 women’s and men’s basketball games against Bellarmine University. From left, spelling out NORSE are Nathan Gauger of Cold Spring, Michael Welsch of Hamilton, Ohio; Chris Hudson of Center, Ky. and Jake Arthur of Alexandria. Not pictured is John Prater of Liberty, Ky., as he wears the letter "E" on his chest. CHRIS MAYHEW/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER
rythesameweightassaying he was part of Division I school. "I was a UC fan, but now I'm switching over to the Norseforsure,"Hotoppsaid. NKU freshman Jake Arthur of Alexandria was part ofastudentcheeringsection withhischestpaintedyellow with a black "S" as part of a row of five students spelling out "NORSE." "I always am wearing my
school spirit at games," Arthur said. Typically that's a Norse shirt, he said. "This is a really big game, so I just painted up for the big game," Arthur said. Arthur said he can't wait to be part of a DI school next year. "If you think this is big now just wait until we're DI, it is going to be huge," he said.
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Josh Vaughn, a senior at NKU from Fairfield, Ohio, holds up a sign as his body glistens in Norse gold during the Feb. 23 women’s and men’s basketball games at the Bank of Kentucky Center in Highland Heights. Second from left with a red-billed and blue hat is Ivan Niyongabo, a sophomore from Burindi, and at far right in neon green tights is Anthony Page, a freshman, of Elizabethtown, Ky. CHRIS MAYHEW/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER
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Unified dispatch long way from done By Cindy Schroeder firstname.lastname@example.org
COVINGTON — Leaders in Boone, Kenton and Campbell counties are likely “at least two years away” from deciding the fate of a regional 911 emergency dispatch system, Kenton Judge-executive Steve Arlinghaus predicted. “We’re still probably, I’d say, at least two years away from having some kind of a solid proposal about how to move forward, about what the best idea is,” Arlinghaus told the fiscal court at Tuesday’s informal caucus meeting. For months, county government staff and public safety officials have held separate meetings – one group discussing the logistics involved in a joint emergency dispatch system for the three Northern Kentucky counties and another studying the possible consolidation of the three dispatch centers within Kenton County. Currently, Erlanger, Covington and
Kenton County have their own dispatch centers. Next week, Kenton County should move another step closer to figuring out whether to combine its three dispatch centers. Finance directors from Covington, Erlanger and Kenton County will review the data on the costs of a Kenton County-wide center. “We believe that we have formulated 95 percent to 98 percent of the true costs of the complete operation of a single dispatch center (within Kenton County),” Arlinghaus said. “...Basically we’re looking for all three entities to bless the numbers.” In the past, disputes about ever-changing cost estimates for a countywide dispatch center and distrust about those figures “have been a big part of the problem” in reaching agreement on consolidation of the three 911 dispatch centers within Kenton County, Arlinghaus said. “That being said, I’ve in-
structed (retired treasurer) Ivan (Frye) from the very beginning to nail this thing down as solidly as possible with the numbers ... so that we’re comfortable presenting those,” Arlinghaus said. If the three finance directors agree on the costs, county officials will then present that information to the mayors at the next regular meeting of the Kenton Mayors Group on March 17. After Tuesday’s meeting, Arlinghaus said that he doesn’t expect an immediate answer from the mayors when the costs are presented. Even so, he’s confident a county-wide 911 dispatch system could be operational by fall The proposed costs for a Kenton County-wide 911 dispatch system would offer a number of options, should some cities opt out of a countywide system. “If one city or two cities or three cities or whatever should decide to opt out of a single dispatch center
(within Kenton County) we could take those line items out and delete those individual cities and we could then move forward with what the costs would be for the remaining cities,” Arlinghaus said. Once the numbers “are on the table,” then the various government leaders can decide how to proceed, he said. In any consolidation of dispatch service, the goal is to save taxpayers money without compromising safety. The declining popularity of land-based telephone lines has left many local governments with decreasing revenues, but increasing 911 service costs. “One of the things that’s no secret in the proposal is that each entity has been subsidizing their (dispatch) system,” Arlinghaus said. “The county, we estimate by the time we plug in all the real numbers ... (has) probably operated at a loss of about $600,000 to $650,000 annually. The city of Covington’s operat-
ing loss is in the neighborhood of $850,000 annually.” In the Kenton County suburbs. Erlanger recently gave leaders of the governments it serves “a catch-up bill” to make up for the difference in the cost of operating its dispatch center, Arlinghaus said. “I don’t know all the cities’ breakdowns of who has to come up with how much money, but I know the city of Fort Mitchell, for example, was $14,000 or $15,000 low,” Arlinghaus said. As the governments within Kenton County move forward on a 911 dispatch center, County Commissioner Kris Knochelmann suggested that an oversight board be formed representing all entities involved. “I’d like to see us with an oversight board that’s not Kenton County, that’s not Erlanger, that’s not the city of Covington,” Knochelmann said. “If we do that, I really think we could get past some of the past challenges.”
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Arlinghaus said he’s put together a few proposals for membership on an oversight board that would include all of the key players. “I’ve looked at a couple of different alternatives, and I’ll share it with you when we get to that point,” he told Fiscal Court. Regarding a three-county 911 dispatch system, Arlinghaus said all of the parties first will have to agree on what’s needed, how it will be handled and how it will operate. “It’s not that we don’t want to do it,” he said after the meeting. “We do. But when you start talking about a system that will cost you up in the millions of dollars, you’d better determine what all your needs are first and how we’re all impacted and get a handle on the true cost.”
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ALEXANDRIA — A.J. Jolly Park has some new friends who will examine ways to enhance the park by engaging support from the community and working with the county. The "Friends of A.J. Jolly Park" is a group of individuals forming from the community to come up with proposals for park improvements, said Campbell County Commissioner Brian Painter during a speech at the Feb. 16 Alexandria Council meeting.
The group will consider things like a reception center that has always been "dreamed about" since the park was created in the 1960s, Painter said. "I think that's the prize that these folks have their eye on in developing this into more of a quality experience," he said. The group will dream big, but also look at small ways to improve the park, Painter said. The park, at 1,000 acres, is one of the largest county parks in the state, he said. The idea is not only to improve the park for camping
and recreation, but also to add enhancements for children and people that are fun, possibly including a "zip line," Painter said. A zip line is a pulley and wire system where people glide downward through the air. Another idea is to rent kayaks and canoes on the lake at the park, he said. "Maybe we can make this something that's more of a destination for folks," Painter said. Linda Bray-Schafer, of Grants Lick, is one of the members of the active steering committee forming the Friends of A.J. Jolly
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Boehmker dribbles onto the court to help the team with drills. He started as a ball boy with NKU but now helps run the equipment team. LIBBY CUNNINGHAM/ THE COMMUNITY RECORDER
Sweet 16 for NKU equipment manager Danny Boehmker grew up with team By Libby Cunningham Lcunningham@nky.com
Sometimes 16 can be bittersweet. After spending most of his lifetime with the Northern Kentucky University basketball team, head equipment manager Danny Boehmker is graduating, leaving an uncommon legacy for a 21-year-old. “It almost doesn’t seem like it’s going to happen,” said NKU head coach Dave Bezold. “Doesn’t seem like he’s leaving. He’s grown up before our eyes.” But upon meeting Boehmker, of Fort Mitchell, it seems like he must have graduated years ago, with his prompt professional email responses and easygoing attitude, he makes everyone feel as at home as he does at Bank of Kentucky Center. “It’s definitely a fulltime job,” he said, adding the school pays him with a scholarship. “It’s not 9-to-5. Sometimes it’s 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.” That’s the usual schedule on game day, he said, his responsibilities marking different points of the day, every day. “On a daily basis I come in 1 1/2 to two hours before, and turn the lights on, make sure the floor’s clean and get the ball out,” he said. “During practice I help with drills. On game day I
Danny Boehmker has been with the Northern Kentucky University basketball team for 16 years and currently serves as head equipment manager. He graduates in May. LIBBY CUNNINGHAM/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER
come in early for the other teams, get the uniforms out and schedule the pregame and post game meal.” Before he was a manager though, Boehmker started out as a ball boy. He also interned one summer at the Cincinnati Bengals training camp in Kentucky. “I was a shy kid growing up,” he said. “Any little 5year-old or 6-year-old who gets attention from college athletes, that’s huge.” Sixteen years after starting with NKU, Boehmker heads into practice, hours after returning from an away game the night before. He’s only missed one game in his tenure, he said. Boehmker hopes to use what he’s learned and that it could land him a job in the future. “Ultimately, I’ve always loved equipment and then there’s athletic training,” he said. “I’d love to incorporate them both.” After all, he’s been integral in getting NKU’s team ready to play. “I do everything but coach,” he jokes.
Senator makes nominations Community Recorder U.S. Sen. Rand Paul has announced his nominations to the U.S. service academies, consisting of 30 individuals from across Kentucky. “I commend each of these students for their dedication to the U.S. military, and wish them the best through the remainder of the selection process,” Paul said in a Feb. 8 statement. Paul nominated the following Northern Kentucky individuals to the U.S. Military Academy, the U.S. Air Force Academy, the U.S. Naval Academy and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy:
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CRESTVIEW HILLS — A special fundraiser will take place on Sunday, March 4, at Charming Charlie on Town Center Boulevard. The Crestview Hills Town Center accessories store will host a fundraiser for Special Spaces Cincinnati beginning at 6:30 p.m. Attendees will pay $5 admission, receive 20 percent off purchases and will be eligible for giveaways. Special Spaces Cincinnati is the local chapter of a national nonprofit organization that provides one-day bedroom makeovers for children facing life-threatening illnesses. More information on Special Spaces and its 21 local chapters can be found at www.specialspaces.org. The Cincinnati chapter was formed in October 2011 and has already com-
Two-year-old kidney cancer survivor Maverick Delape of Independence enjoys his custom-made truck bed as part of a room makeover by Special Spaces Cincinnati in October 2011. THANKS TO SPECIAL SPACES CINCINNATI pleted rooms for four children in the Greater Cincinnati-Northern Ken-
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turned Maverick’s room into a vintage car service garage in October. His bed appears to be part of a truck pulling into the service station. The toddler is recovering from kidney cancer, has had one kidney removed and endured treatments including chemotherapy. “Upon entering the room, Maverick’s eyes got very wide, and his dad said, ‘I knew it was going to be great, but this is so much better than I expected,’” said Special Spaces Cincinnati director Jennifer Chamberlin. She said each bedroom costs about $3,000, including new paint, furniture, trimwork, lighting, closet systems, custom-made bedding and window treatments and decor funded solely by contributions from supporters. “As a newer nonprofit organization in the area, our fundraising efforts are very grass-roots ori-
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Nature lesson hooks Grants Lick students By Chris Mayhew email@example.com
GRANTS LICK — Kentucky Fish and Wildlife conservation educator Ron Browning hooks student interest in the outdoors during talks at almost every elementary in Campbell County. Browning spent an hour speaking to fourth- and fifth-graders at Grants Lick Elementary School Tuesday, Feb. 21. At one point Browning pulled out what he called a “shark hook” as big around as a person’s head to explain how the barb on a bee’s sting works. Browning told students they needtoletanadultknowwhenthey are stung by a bee in case of allergies. He then showed the students how to use a business card or piece of paper to ease a stinger out without squeezing more venom from the barb into their skin.
The lesson, accompanied by projected photos of bees, spiders and a summer camp experience evoked ‘oohs and aahs’ from the students, seated on the floor of the cafeteria. Browning said he talks to students about conservation in about 50 schools in Campbell, Kenton, Grant, Pendleton and Harrison counties. In addition to visiting every elementary in Campbell County Schools, Browning said he goes to public schools in Fort Thomas, Newport, Silver Grove and Southgate and almost every Catholic school in the county. Talking about mammals, birds, and wildlife conservation in Kentucky are typical topics, he said. Browning said he talks to about 68 different classes a month. “It is to tell them what is out and around in nature and get them moreinterestedinnature,”hesaid.
Ron Browning, a conservation educator for the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources, points during a Tuesday, Feb. 21, vist to Grants Lick Elementary School to a photo of the abdomen of a honey bee as he uses a giant hook to explain how the bee's sting lodges with a similar hook-like barb into a person's skin upon being stung. CHRIS MAYHEW/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER
Browning gave Grants Lick students a peek into the annual summer Camp Robert C. Webb in Grayson, Ky., during the end of the lesson. It’s an opportunity for children to experience the outdoors, and transportation to and from Campbell County Middle School in Alexandria is part of the package, he said. The camp is open to boys and girls enrolled in grades 4-6
across Kentucky, and each region has a set week to come to the camp. Campbell County’s week is June 25-29. Thecampteacheshunting,fishing, swimming, general outdoor skills and to be better stewards of the land and Kentucky’s wildlife, Browning said. Each year, the camper who catches the most fish for the week
wins a fishing pole to take home, he said. Sitting in the audience of Grants Lick students was Anthony Goins, a fifth-grader who won the prizebycatching30fishduringthe 2011Campbell County Camp Webb week. Goins said he knew how to fish before going to camp, but he learned other skills including how to hold and shoot a gun safely. Overall, Goins said he had fun at camp and spending time with friends and the camp counselors. “I enjoyed the people and the food the most,” he said. For information about Camp Webb visit the “For Kids” section Kentucky’s fish and wildlife website www.fw.ky.gov or call 800-8581549. There is an April 15 application deadline, and some scholarships are available for the $200 camp fee, Browning said.
Kindergarten students, teacher Sharon Gramann and teacher assistant Balbina Maniet pose for a picture with Eddie Smith from CSI Waste Services, who donated bins to be used in the school's Terra-Cycle fundraising project. PROVIDED
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Variety show highlights students’ talents By Amanda Joering Alley firstname.lastname@example.org
FORT THOMAS — Woodfill Elementary School students took to the stage to showcase their talents Friday, Feb. 24, during the school’s “Proud to be an American” variety show. The show, held at Highlands High School, featured students performing in a variety of ways for fellow students, family and friends.
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KeAvier Turner performs "Somebody to Love" during the variety show. AMANDA JOERING ALLEY/COMMUNITY RECORDER
Students Madison Gillman, Campbell Smith, Averill Hoover and Emma Gillman perform a dance during Woodfill Elementary School's variety show Friday, Feb. 24. AMANDA JOERING ALLEY/COMMUNITY RECORDER
School turns trash to cash By Amanda Joering Alley email@example.com
BELLEVUE — Students at Grandview Elementary School are bringing more than just their books and homework to school. For the past year, students, faculty and staff have been bringing in their garbage as part of the school’s TerraCycle fundraising program. Through the program, the school earns money for used items including drink pouches like Capri Sun, lunch kits like Lunchables and empty personal care bottles. Kindergarten teacher Sharon Gramann, who spearheaded the schoolwide project, said she learned about TerraCycle when one of her students brought in a box of Capri Suns to share for his birthday and she happened to read about the program on the back of the box. “I saw something about a way to get money for your school, and I thought it seemed like something we could do here at Grandview,” Gramann said. Starting last February, Gramann’s students partnered with their fourthgrade “buddies” and made posters to spread the word about the program. “We were able to get the whole school involved and excited about it,” Gramann said.
Since they started the program, Grandview has collected about 12,500 drink pouches, 2,000 lunch kits and 800 personal care product bottles, earning the school more than $300. Gramann said the response has been great and a lot of the students bring in items. While they only had one collection bin at first, which meant Gramann had to sort through and separate the trash, the school recently received a donation from CSI Waste Service of more bins to make the collection easier. Through the program, Gramann said the items collected are recycled and used to make a variety of products. Principal Candice Simpkins said all the money raised goes into the student activities fund, meaning it goes to pay for extras and activities for the students. “This program is not just about raising money for the school, its about saving landfill space,” Simpkins said. “It lets the kids see that everything doesn’t need to go in the garbage.” Gramann said the school is going to continue participating in the TerraCycle program, and residents are welcome to drop off participating items to the school. For more information about the program, visit www.terracycle.net.
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Camels win first title in 10 years By James Weber email@example.com
ALEXANDRIA — Head coach Aric Russell challenged Nate McGovney to be more aggressive in the locker room at halftime. McGovney, the Campbell County High School junior, had eight points and his team had a five-point lead. But, he took the message from Russell to heart. McGovney scored 14 points in the third quarter and 31 for the game as the Camels beat Scott 51-40 in the 37th District championship game Feb. 24 at Campbell County Middle School. The Camels (18-12) won their first district title since 2002 and snapped Scott’s four-year streak of winning the crown. McGovney, one of the top scorers in the 10th Region, was tournament MVP. “Last year we were up at halftime and they came back at us and they won,” McGovney said. “This year, I wasn’t going to let them get back. We’re ready to start a trend of Campbell County winning the next few years.” Russell, a former Camel player and graduate, enjoyed the milestone. “We haven’t done it in a long time, and for me to come home where I played and get a district title, it is really special to me and something I will never forget.” The 10th Region is at Montgomery County this year. The Camels will play Deming 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 2. They would play Clark County or Augusta in the semis with a win, 8:30 p.m. Saturday. The final is 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 6. Against Scott, Campbell led by five, 22-17, at halftime when Russell had his talk with his star forward. McGovney then scored all but two of his team’s points as the Camels outscored the Eagles 16-4 in the third period. McGovney led the team off the court as well, reminding his teammates to stand up and applaud Scott as it accepted its runner-up trophy. After he took his
Campbell County celebrates with its district title. Campbell County beat Scott 51-40 in the 37th District boys basketball final Feb. 24, at Campbell County Middle School in Alexandria. JAMES WEBER/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER
Campbell County sophomore Corey Holbrook goes to the hoop. Campbell County beat Scott 51-40 in the 37th District boys basketball final Feb. 24, at Campbell County Middle School in Alexandria. JAMES WEBER/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER
MVP trophy, he went and highfived every teammate before returning to center court. “We told him he had to start taking it to the basket and be more aggressive,” Russell said. “They didn’t have anyone who could guard him real well. He’s one of the best players in the region and he works real hard. He’s a good kid and I’m real happy for him tonight.” Scott had beaten Campbell by seven in the regular season. Russell said his Camels played a lot of zone defense in that first game. Sophomore Corey Holbrook was all-tournament with senior Dalton Griffin. Griffin guarded Brossart’s 6-foot-8 center Joe Jennings in the semifinals and
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» Bellevue lost to Highlands in the 36th semis, 58-44, Feb. 22. Bellevue finished 1416. Branden Hoffmann led Bellevue with 23 points and Zach Poinsett 10. Seniors are Hoffmann, Jordan Fogelman, Jacob Hatter, Justin Huitte and Adrian Rodriguez. » Dayton lost 57-53 to Highlands in the 36th quarterfinals. Seniors are Henry Horsley, Thomas Rogg, Ben Schoultheis, T.R. Smith, Danny Sparks and Mark Tumler. Dayton finished 14-13. » Newport lost 68-38 to NCC Feb. 21 in the 36th semifinals. Newport finished 15-14. Seniors are Stefan Dunn, Robert Engram, James Holbrock, Andrew Merrill, Austin Merrill and Craig Richardson. » Silver Grove lost to Calvary 59-58 in the 37th District quarterfinals Feb. 20. Christian Pollitt had 16 points. Marcus Kidwell was the lone senior. SG finished 9-25.
» Bellevue lost 98-28 to
Highlands in the 36th semis Feb. 22. Jennifer Sexton had 13 points for Bellevue, who finished 10-19. Seniors are Kaylynn Dill, Kayla Tatum and Briana Taylor. » Dayton lost 81-27 to Highlands in the 36th quarterfinals to finish 10-13. Seniors are Shelly Centers, Julia Kilburn, Charlissa Smith and Heather Wayman. » Newport lost to NCC 5825 Feb. 21 in the 36th semifinals. Jaimie Watts was the lone senior for Newport (11-18). » Silver Grove lost 68-28 to Scott in the 37th quarterfinals to finish 2-26. Payton Govan was the lone senior.
» Newport beat Dayton 7-0 (2,636-1,824) in boys action Feb. 16. Jarrod Elliott had a 450 series. Newport won 6-1 in girls (1,984-1,154). Katlyn Hoeh shot 205 and 195. » Campbell County beat Cooper 6-1 in boys action Feb. 16. (2,694-2,473). Campbell won 6-1 in girls as well (2,3491,891). Brianne Vogelpohl had a 215. » NCC beat Brossart 4-3 (2,332-2,356) in boys action Feb. 16. Darren Quinn shot a 247 for NCC. Brossart won the girls match 5.5-1.5 (2,0881,855). » James Tucker of Highlands shot a 285 in a 5-2 loss to Simon Kenton Feb. 16.
played strong defense. “He told me to push him off the blocks, and I was one of the bigger kids,” Griffin said. “It was really hard to push him. He’s really heavy. It was a good challenge.” Campbell had to come from behind and beat its crosstown rival Brossart 46-40 in the semis. Newport Central Catholic (20-8) beat Highlands (10-18) 4944 in the 36th District final Feb. 25. It was the fourth year in a row NCC has won the title. NCC was to play Covington Catholic Wednesday in the second quarterfinal. The winner gets Cooper or Dixie Heights in the first semifinal 1 p.m. Saturday, March 3. Highlands drew Lloyd 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March
Newport Central Catholic Jake Schulte (33) shoots and lost control of the ball against Newport Austin Merrill (24) in the second period. Newport High School battles Newport Central Catholic High School in the 36th district semifinal at Dayton High School Tuesday, Feb. 21, in Dayton, Ky. THE ENQUIRER/ JOSEPH FUQUA II 1. The winner plays Holmes or Boone County 2:30 p.m. Saturday. The final is 1 p.m. Sunday, March 4. The tourney is at Northern Kentucky University. “We have to knock down some shots, that’s going to be key in the Bank of Kentucky Center with the different shooting backgrounds,” Brannen said. “These kids have experience there the past couple of years. Our defense is going to have to step up and you have to knock down
shots.” Brannen’s wife was still expecting their second child as he attended the draw Sunday morning. She was due during the district tournament. Freshman center Drew McDonald returned to action in the district tournament after spraining an ankle two weeks prior. Brannen said he isn’t 100 percent. Senior guard Brady Hightchew enters the regional with 976 career points.
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CAMPBELL COUNTY — They have been good at payback in recent weeks. Ron Dawn hopes his Newport Central Catholic girls basketball team gets plenty of opportunities to avenge losses during the Ninth Region Tournament. That means his Thoroughbreds are making a run at repeating their 2011 regional championship. NCC (19-10) beat Highlands (17-15) 59-27 in the 36th District final Feb. 24 to win its fourth straight district championship. NCC was set to play Boone County Monday in a rematch of last year’s regional final. A win pits the Thoroughbreds against St. Henry or Holmes in the first semifinal 6 p.m. Friday. The final is 7 p.m. Saturday, March 3. “We couldn’t get a good draw,” said NCC head coach Ron Dawn. “Any way you do it, you’re going to have to play two of the top eight teams in the state (Boone, Ryle and Notre Dame). It could have been worse. We don’t have to play all three of them.” The Breds are just 5-5 since falling to Walton-Verona in overtime in the All “A” Classic state championship game Jan. 29. NCC avenged that loss three days later against W-V, winning by a whopping 29 points, 54-25. Two weeks later, NCC beat Conner 68-51 after losing by six to Conner during
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the holidays. “We played real well, especially against Highlands,” Dawn said. “We’re playing like we were in the ‘A,’ so I’m really happy.” The Ninth Region field is filled with teams who have beaten the Breds this season, especially in recent weeks. NCC has lost to Notre Dame, Ryle and St. Henry since Feb. 11. Sophomore Nicole Kiernan, NCC’s leading scorer for the year, was MVP of the district tourney. She had 19 points, 15 in the first half. Senior Aubrey Muench had 17 points, 14 in the first half as the Breds ran over the Bluebirds. Jamie Kohls was all-tourney for NewCath as well, bolstering the
team’s defense and rebounding. Highlands (17-15) was led by Jesse Daley with 10 points. She and Leah Schaefer were named to the all-tourney team. By rule, Highlands is on the other side of the regional bracket and was set to play Notre Dame Tuesday. The winner gets Ryle or Dixie Heights in the second semifinal Friday. In the 10th Region, Campbell County has been looking up at crosstown rival Bishop Brossart all season. This season, like in recent years, the Camels proved they still own the 37th District in the postseason. Campbell (20-10) beat Brossart (25-7) 53-48 in the district championship game Feb. 23 at Campbell County Middle School. The Camels won their fourth district crown in the past five years, avenging a regularseason loss to the Mustangs. The Camels were set to play George Rogers Clark Monday in the first round. The winner gets Mason or Deming Wednesday in the semifinals. The final is 3 p.m. Sunday, March 4 at Campbell County Middle School. Junior Kaytlin Siegmundt led Campbell with17 points and16 rebounds. Junior guard Taylor Robinson had 13 points and five steals. She converted two steals into her own layups on back to back possessions in the third quarter to give the Camels the lead.
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NEWPORT — Children ages 4-6 slathered their hands in paint and got messy during the Feb. 22 Play Art program at the Newport Branch of the Campbell County Public Library. Play Art programs at the Newport Branch are at 4 p.m. each Wednesday, said Sara Relojo, a children’s program coordinator at the library. Relojo started off the afternoon by leading children in a dance to use up some of their energy before starting two different art activities. Children used strands of orange and lime green yarn to make flowers, dinosaurs and other shapes on the library’s floor. Next, Relojo broke out trays of washable paint for the day’s “messy art” featured activity. Children were given scrapers, rollers and stamps to paint with – but many ended up just using their fingers and hands. Amanda Mackison, 5, of Newport, wearing a bib that didn’t quite protect her dress from getting paint on it jumped up and down as she smeared her hands in paint singing “Dirty day, dirty day.”
Jack Fisher, 5, of Newport, holds up his paint-covered hands during the Wednesday, Feb. 22, Play Art program for children ages 4-6 at the Newport Branch of the Campbell County Public Library. CHRIS MAYHEW/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER
Susan Yelton of Newport encourages her grandson Owen Yelton, 5, as he uses a roller to make paint designs on a tablecloth paper canvas during Play Art at the Newort Branch of the Campbell County Public Library Wednesday, Feb. 22. CHRIS MAYHEW/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER
Amanda Mackison, 5, of Newport, squishes and swirls paint on a paper tablecloth canvas as she gleefully sings out "dirty day" during the Wednesday, Feb. 22, Play Art program for children ages 4-6 at the Newport Branch of the Campbell County Public Library. CHRIS MAYHEW/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER
Ella Neurohr, 4, of Newport, finishes a yarn design on the floor of the Newport Branch of the Campbell County Public Library during the Play Art program Wednesday, Feb. 22. CHRIS MAYHEW/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER
Chloe Crisler, 4, of Newport, left, points at her 5-year-old sister Chelsea's paint-coated hands during the Wednesday, Feb. 22, Play Art program for children ages 4-6 at the Newport Branch of the Campbell County Public Library.
Mikiyah Johnson, 7, of Newport, makes a flower shape using yarn as part of the Play Art program activities at the Newport Branch of the Campbell Count Public Library Wednesday, Feb. 22. CHRIS MAYHEW/THE
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Neighbors form lifelong friendships on 'The Lane' By Amanda Joering Alley email@example.com
FORT THOMAS — The residents on Wilbers Lane in Fort Thomas don’t have to look far to find someone they know they can count on. On the small, one-way street, referred to by its residents as “The Lane,” neighbors are more than just people who live next to each other. Debbie Reker, who has lived on Wilbers for about 35 years, said the street’s residents share a close bond. “I have lived there long enough to see the
children grow into fine adults, graduating, getting married, having their own children and forming their families, lives, careers, et cetera,” Reker said. “Plus, I have aged with these friends, sharing stories of joint replacements and wishing we had bathrooms on the first floor.” Reker said throughout the years, the residents have seen ups and downs and have been there for each other regardless of the situation. “There is one thing you can bank on 100 percent of the time and that
is the fact that you do not have to go through these issues alone,” Reker said. “As I grow older, I know that I can depend on my neighbors if I need help, but on The Lane, no one retires from being a good neighbor, friend and from helping in any way they can.” Greg Brinkman, who moved to the street with his wife in 1977, said he has always enjoyed the family-friendly atmosphere on Wilbers. Shortly after moving in, the Brinkmans started the street’s annual block party, which is
still held every summer. “We just thought it would be fun to get everyone together and have an all-day picnic,” Brinkman said. “It’s just a great way for everyone to spend time together.” Reker said she is proud and honored to be part of a special neighborhood like Wilbers Lane. “In today’s world, where communication is done electronically and talking means e-mail, it is so refreshing to talk and spend time with my neighbors, my friends,” Reker said.
Wilbers Lane residents Jackson Smith, Jake Ryan and Seth Ryan head to school Monday, Feb. 27. AMANDA JOERING ALLEY/COMMUNITY RECORDER
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THINGS TO DO IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD FRIDAY, MARCH 2 Art Openings The Art of Food, 6-9 p.m., Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center, 1028 Scott Blvd., Culinary inspired works of art by artists Eric Brass, Leah Busch, Marisa Dipaola, Sayaka Ganz, Sandra Gross, Jeffrey Hayes, Matt Kotlarczyk, Pam Kravetz, Jim Merz, Carla Morales, Sara Pearce, Kim Shifflett and Jacquelyn Sommer. Opening reception includes culinary creations by some of the area’s top chefs. Exhibit continues through April 13. $60, $45 members at door; $50, $35 members advance. Reservations recommended. 859-957-1940; www.thecarnegie.com. Covington.
Dining Events Shrimp and Fish Fry, 4-7:30 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. $8-$11. Through March 30. 859-635-5652. Camp Springs. Fish Fry, 4-8 p.m., St. Thomas School, 428 S. Fort Thomas Ave., Hand breaded cod filets, homemade macaroni and cheese, shrimp, french fries, cheese pizza, coleslaw, etc. Fish & Shrimp setups. Child and Senior discounts. Homemade desserts. Benefits St. Thomas School activities.. $5. Presented by St. Thomas Mothers Club and Boosters. 859-572-4641; www.sttschool.org. Fort Thomas. Fish Fry, 4-7:30 p.m., Silver Grove Volunteer Fire Department, 5011 Four Mile, Fish, shrimp, frog legs, macaroni, green beans, hush puppies, fries, onion rings, chicken strips and desserts. Benefits Silver Grove Volunteer Fire Department. 859-441-6251. Silver Grove. St. Catherine of Siena Fish Fry, 4:30-7 p.m., St. Catherine of Siena Church, 1803 N. Fort Thomas Ave., Fish is handdipped cod provided by Green Derby Catering. Dinner also includes homemade macaroni and cheese or french fries or salad, coleslaw or applesauce, fresh hush puppies made on site and dessert. 859-442-8529; www.stcatherineofsiena.org. Fort Thomas. Newport Elks Lenten Fish Fry, 4:30-8 p.m., Newport Elks Lodge, 3704 Alexandria Pike, Fish, steak and shrimp dinners, hamburger, chicken nuggets hush puppies and sides. Carryout available 4-7:30 p.m. Benefits Newport Elks Lodge 273. $2.25-$8.50. 859-441-1273. Cold Spring. St. Therese Fish Fry, 5-7:30 p.m., St. Therese Church, 11 Temple Place, Fabulous Fish Fry featuring Baked or Fried Cod, Breaded shrimp, Tuna Melt, dinners with your choice of Mac ’n’ Cheese, fries, seasoned green beans and coleslaw. Fish, shrimp or tuna melt dinners $7. A la carte grilled cheese, cheese pizza and hush puppies. Dine in
or carry out. Curbside Service available. 859-441-9137. Southgate.
Music - DJ UNION, 5 p.m., Powerhouse Factories Inc., 33 E. Ninth St., Celebrating the shop’s expansion with new services. Onenight showcase with sets from DJ Skeleton Hands and DJ Empirical. Free. 859-491-0444; www.phfdesign.com. Newport.
Music - Rock Pete Dressman Trio, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., JerZee’s Pub and Grub, 708 Monmouth St., Free. 859-4913500; www.jerzeespub.com. Newport.
On Stage - Comedy Guy Torry, 8 p.m. $17., 10:30 p.m. $17., Funny Bone Comedy Club, Newport on the Levee, 859-957-2000; www.funnyboneonthelevee.com. Newport. Live Bait Comedy, 8 p.m. With comedians Leah McBride, Ray Price, Wayne Strickland, John Bernard, James Wisdom, Gene Sell and Rob Wilfong., Newport Syndicate, 18 E. Fifth St., 859491-8000. Newport.
On Stage - Theater Rent, 8 p.m., Stained Glass Theatre, 802 York St., Jonathan Larson’s Pulitzer-prize winning Broadway musical based loosely on Puccini’s opera La Boheme. $20. Presented by Footlighters Inc.. Through March 3. 513-4748711; www.footlighters.org. Newport.
Seminars After Hours at the Library with Dave Ramsey Speaker Christy Brown, 7-9 p.m., Newport Branch Library, 901 E. Sixth St., Brown expands upon philosophies taught in Financial Peace University classes and offers common sense principles about time, money management and what’s important in life. Audience members enter to win Dave Ramsey product giveaways. Ages 18 and up. Free. Presented by Campbell County Public Library. 859-572-5035; www.cc-pl.org. Newport.
Saturday, March 3 Karaoke and Open Mic Super Bowl of Karaoke, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., Super Bowl Bellewood, 1211 Waterworks Road, $12 buckets, $3 domestics, $2 jello shots. With DJ Love MD. No cover. Presented by Super Bowl. 859-781-1211. Newport.
Music - Rock Danny Frazier Band, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., JerZee’s Pub and Grub, 708 Monmouth St., Free. 859-4913500; www.jerzeespub.com. Newport.
On Stage - Comedy Guy Torry, 7:30 p.m. $17., 10 p.m. $17., Funny Bone Comedy Club, 859-957-2000; www.funnyboneonthelevee.com. Newport.
On Stage - Theater Rent, 8 p.m., Stained Glass Theatre, $20. 513-474-8711; www.footlighters.org. Newport.
Recreation Open Paintball Games, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Diehard Paintball, 4936 Mary Ingles Highway, Play on a total of four fields, plus target range. All ages and levels during open games and groups according to skill set. Includes field pass, paint, rental equipment and unlimited CO2. Experienced players can bring their own gear and play on the PSP Air Ball field. Rain or shine. $39 per player. 859-781-7486; www.diehardpaintball.com. Campbell County.
Youth Sports Become a Soccer Referee, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Bridge course for grade 9 licensed referees to upgrade to a grade 8 patch., Thomas More College, 333 Thomas More Parkway, Recertification for 2012 or become new referee. $65. Reservations required. Presented by KY Soccer Referee Association Inc.. 859-282-0222; www.kyreferee.com. Crestview Hills.
SUNDAY, MARCH 4 Benefits Ladies Night Out, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Charming Charlie, 2787 Town Center Blvd., All attendees receive 20 percent off purchases Includes giveaways and shopping from 6-8 vendors. benefits Special Spaces Cincinnati. $5. Presented by Special Spaces Cincinnati. 513-518-8814; www.facebook.com/ events/266969283356293/. Crestview Hills.
Films Good, Bad, Ugly in NKY: Land Use and Sustainability, 2-4 p.m., Erlanger Branch Library, 401 Kenton Lands Road, Also presented by the Sierra Club. Focus: using our resources wisely. Film festival includes portions of four films and three local speakers. Free. Presented by Kentuckians for the Commonwealth: Northern Kentucky Chapter. 859-291-2976. Erlanger.
On Stage - Comedy Guy Torry, 7:30 p.m. $15., Funny Bone Comedy Club, 859-9572000; www.funnyboneonthelevee.com. Newport.
Youth Sports Become a Soccer Referee, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Entry-level grade 9 one-day course., Thomas More College, $65. Reservations required. 859-282-0222; www.kyreferee.com. Crestview Hills.
MONDAY, MARCH 5 Art Centers & Art Museums The Art of Food, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center, Free. 859-491-2030; www.thecarnegie.com. Covington.
Recreation Duplicate Bridge, 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Elsmere Senior Center, 179 Dell St., Lower Level. Open to all players. Family friendly. $5. Presented by Boone County Bridge Center. 859-391-8639; www.boonecountybridgecenter.com. Elsmere.
Support Groups Spouse Loss Support Group, 6-7:30 p.m., Hospice of the Bluegrass - Northern Kentucky, 7388 Turfway Road, Workshop for those who have experienced the loss of a significant other. Explore full scope and dimension of loss: physiological, psychological and spiritual symptoms of grief, changes in relationship with family, as well as social change, dating and the possibility of a new partner. Free. Registration required. 859-441-6332; www.hospicebg.org. Florence.
TUESDAY, MARCH 6 Clubs & Organizations Triangle Toastmasters Meeting, 7-8:30 p.m., Campbell County Fiscal Court, 1098 Monmouth St., Become a confident, more effective speaker. Family friendly. Free. Presented by Triangle Toastmasters. 859-6523348; www.speak2lead.org. Newport.
Real-life local grandfather and grandson Mike Moskowitz, Mr. Green, and Joshua Steele, Ross Gardiner, will perform in "Visiting Mr. Green" at the Monmouth Theatre, 636 Exhibits Monmouth Street in Newport, March 3, 4, 10 and 11. Performances will be at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday and 3 p.m. Our Rivers’ Fury: Past and Present Ohio Valley Floods, Sunday. Presented by Falcon Theatre. Tickets are $14 for 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Behringeropen seating. To purchase tickets, visit Crawford Museum, $7, $6 www.falcontheatre.net or call 513-479-6783. THANKS TO SHANNAN BOYER
seniors, $4 children. 859-491-
Kristen Simmons, formerly of Louisville, will make two local stops for her book tour on Monday, March 5. She will be at the Boone County Public Library in Burlington at 3:30 p.m. and Joseph-Beth Booksellers in Crestview Hills at 7 p.m. to discuss her new book, "Article 5," the first in a young-adult dystopian trilogy that takes place in Kentucky, Tennessee and West Virginia. THANKS TO ALEXIS SAARELA 4003. Covington.
Wednesday, March 7 Art Centers & Art Museums The Art of Food, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center, Free. 859-491-2030; www.thecarnegie.com. Covington.
Clubs & Organizations Pioneer Toastmasters 65th Anniversary Party, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Holiday Inn Riverfront, 600 W. Third St., John Lomax of Local Channel 12 News will receive club’s Communication and Leadership Award for his speaking skills and leadership status in the area. Club members participate in Pioneer Trivia Team Challenge, based upon humorous moments from Pioneer’s history. Ages 18 and up. $15. Reservations required. Presented by Pioneer Toastmasters. 513-541-9319; www.pioneertoastmasters.org. Covington.
Exhibits Our Rivers’ Fury: Past and Present Ohio Valley Floods, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., BehringerCrawford Museum, $7, $6 seniors, $4 children. 859-4914003. Covington.
Health / Wellness Bones for Life, 6-7:15 p.m., Kula Center for Movement Arts, 110 E. Eighth St., Learn safe, weightbearing movements that challenge bones to be strong and sturdy while improving balance and coordination. Ages 18 and up. $85 series, $20 drop-in. Presented by Future Life Now. 513-541-5720; www.futurelifenow.com. Newport. NAMI Family-to-Family Class, 6-8:30 p.m., First Christian Church, 1031 Alexandria Pike, Class to help family and friends understand and support individuals with serious mental illness. Covers Major Depression, Bipolar Disorder (Manic Depression), Schizophrenia, Schizoaffective Disorder, Borderline Personality Disorder, Panic Disorder, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder and Co-Occurring Brain and Addictive Disorders. 12-week class. Ages 18 and up. Free. Registration required. Presented by National Alliance for the Mentally Ill of Northern Kentucky. 859-261-4080; www.naminky.org. Fort Thomas.
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Thursday, March 8 Art Centers & Art Museums The Art of Food, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center, Free. 859-491-2030; www.thecarnegie.com. Covington.
Dining Events Cincinnati International Wine Festival Winery Dinner, 6:30 p.m., Bouquet Restaurant and Wine Bar, 519 Main St., Visiting winemakers from around the world join area’s finest chefs in own restaurants to create multi-course dining and winetasting experience. Ages 21 and up. $150. Registration required, available online. Presented by Cincinnati International Wine Festival. 859-491-7777; www.winefestival.com. Covington. Cincinnati International Wine Festival Winery Dinner, 6:30 p.m., Sidebar, 322 Greenup St., Visiting winemakers from around the world join area’s finest chefs in own restaurants to create multi-course dining and wine-tasting experience. Ages 21 and up. $150. Registration required, available online. Presented by Cincinnati International Wine Festival. 859-431-3456; www.winefestival.com. Covington.
Exhibits Our Rivers’ Fury: Past and Present Ohio Valley Floods, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Behringer-
Crawford Museum, $7, $6 seniors, $4 children. 859-4914003. Covington.
Karaoke and Open Mic Thirsty Thursday Karaoke, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., Birk’s Bar, 912 Monmouth St., Drink specials include: $2 bottles, $2 wells and $2 shots. With Jay and DJ Love MD. No cover. 859-491-0007. Newport.
Literary - Libraries Fort Thomas Writing Group, 7-9 p.m., Fort Thomas-Carrico Branch Library, 1000 Highland Ave., Get encouragement, feedback and ideas at monthly writing group. All genres and skill levels welcome. Free. Presented by Campbell County Public Library. 859-221-3584. Fort Thomas.
Music - Acoustic The Turkeys, 10 p.m.-2 a.m., Zola, 626 Main St., Folk rock. Free. 859-261-7510. Covington. Bob Cushing, 8 p.m., Geez’l Pete’s, 508 Madison Ave., 859261-1030; www.geezlpetes.com. Covington.
Recreation Bridge, 12:30-3 p.m., Scheben Branch Library, Free. 859-3422665. Union.
Shopping Thrift Sale, 7 a.m.-noon, United Christian Volunteers of Elsmere, 15 Kenton St., Weekly thrift sale. Family friendly. 859-727-4417. Elsmere.
Music - Blues Ricky Nye and Bekah Williams, 7:30-11:30 p.m., Chez Nora, 530 Main St., 859-4918027; www.cheznora.com. Covington.
Music - Jazz Mike Darrah, 7 p.m., Dee Felice Cafe, 859-261-2365; www.deefelice.com. Covington.
Music - Rock Birdbrain Crash, 10 p.m.-1 a.m., Sidebar, 322 Greenup St., Country/rock music. Ages 21 and up.
The opening reception for The Art of Food exhibit will be 6-9 p.m. Friday, March 2, at The Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center, 1028 Scott Blvd. in Covington. Reception admission is $60 for non-members and $45 for members at the door. The exhibit will be on display through April 13 and free to view after the opening reception. The exhibition will be closed March 3. Pictured is cast glass toast by Leah Busch and Sandra Gross. PROVIDED
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Maple syrup spices up chunky granola mix
Rita’s Can’t-Quit-Eating Chunky Maple Granola For years I’ve been trying to make chunky granola, adding dry milk, extra honey, you name it, without success. Leave it to Cook’s Illustrated to develop a technique that works. Here’s my adaptation. Don’t get timid about adding flax and chia seeds. They’re optional, but huge sources of Omega 3, the chia in particular, and are really tasty. It’s
Registration open for NKU Relay for Life Community Recorder
Northern Kentucky University faculty, staff and students will take steps toward a world with less cancer and more birthdays during Relay for Life of NKU on April 13 at 6 p.m. on the Griffin Hall Lawn. Relay For Life takes place overnight, from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. Individuals and teams arrive at Relay For Life with the goal of keeping at least one team member on the track at all times. Prior to the event, teams organize fundraisers to raise money. Fundraising may also take place at the campsites during the event. Funds raised from Relay For Life support the American Cancer Society’s mission to create a world with more birthdays by helping people stay well, by helping people get well, by finding cures and fighting back. Since its beginning in 1985, the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life has developed from one man running around a track for 24 hours to a full-fledged international event taking place in more than 5,000 communities and 20 countries across the globe with nearly 4 million walkers in the United States alone. Relay For Life is a communitybased, volunteer-driven event fighting against cancer and the world’s largest grassroots fundraising movement. To register for Relay For Life of NKU, contact Courtnie McKinney at 859-372-7881 or email@example.com. For additional information about Relay for Life of NKU visit relayforlife.org/nku. To learn more about Relay For Life, visit relayforlife.org.
easy to eat, being chunky and all, thus the name. I’m going to try this technique with my other Rita granola Heikenfeld recipes. RITA’S KITCHEN Check out my blog at Cincinnati.com for step-by-step photos. Coating:
⁄3 cup pure maple syrup (I used Kroger Private Selection) 1 ⁄3 to ½ cup packed dark brown sugar ¼ teaspoon salt 1 tablespoon vanilla ½ teaspoon almond extract ¼ cup soybean or canola oil ¼ cup olive oil 1
Granola: Mix together 5 cups old-fashioned rolled oats 2 tablespoons flax seeds (optional) ¼ cup chia seeds (optional) 2 cups sliced or slivered almonds
Add after baking:
2 cups dried cherries (optional)
Line a large cookie sheet with parchment paper or spray with cooking spray. Preheat oven to 325. Whisk syrup, sugar, salt and extracts together, then whisk in oils. Pour over oat mixture and mix. Pour onto cookie sheet with sides in thin, even layer and press mixture down until very compact. That’s the key to chunky granola. Bake 35-40 minutes, rotating pan halfway through. Remove and cool to room temperature. Break into desired chunks. Stir in fruit. Tips: Use favorite nuts and fruit, or no fruit. Use light brown sugar, and all canola or soybean oil. Omit almond extract and increase vanilla to 4 teaspoons.
Heritage restaurant’s signature dressing Cream horns, hopefully like Busken’s Naturally colored East-
Thanks to Rita Heikenfeld. Rita finally cracked the code for making chunky granola. This one uses maple syrup. THANKS TO RITA HEIKENFELD.
Can you help?
Le Boxx Café’s chicken chili for Thelma and several other readers who can’t get enough of this spicy chili. I stopped and talked with Dave Armstrong, proprietor, who couldn’t share the recipe. His chef, Franklin, makes 10 gallons about every other day. It’s that popular. “Lots of chicken breast, canned black-eyed peas, chili powder, chicken base, heavy cream, celery, onions, yellow and red bell peppers, and jalapeños,” he said. His roux is butter and flour, and olive oil. Have a similar recipe?
Please share. Check out the chili – see how thick it is. I can attest to its “yummy factor.” I’m now addicted, too. Their Caribbean chicken is a close second. Like O’Charley’s broccoli cheese casserole for Sharon. Like Subway cookies. Easy punch recipes for Charlene, who made my punch recipe with ginger ale and iced tea. “Everyone loved it.” She needs easy ones like this for a women’s club. Cinnamon coffecake like Thriftway grocery for Rose of Cold Springs. “Also roll recipes with coconut or peanuts and icing.” Substitution for almond or rice milk in baking for Carol, who is lactose intolerant. “These milks don’t work well,” she said. Like Mount Washington Bakery & Creamy Whip cinnamon squares. I get requests for items from this iconic bakery all
the time. The squares have been topping the list. For a reader who thought this bakery closed. The reader said: “I’ve tried Graeter’s and other bakeries, but they just don’t taste the same.” I spoke with Nick Ganim, owner, and he assured me they are still operating but closed until April (it's a combo bakery and creamy whip) and when he re-opens in April the cinnamon squares, along with all cookies, etc., will be available. Call ahead to set some aside. Nick uses yeasted Danish dough for cinnamon squares, so if you have a similar recipe, please share. Otherwise, you can always enjoy them at this Mount Washington treasure. Rita Nader Heikenfeld is an herbalist, educator and author. Email her at firstname.lastname@example.org with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Call 513-248-7130, ext. 356.
Celebrating 100 years FLORIDA
Dottie Kling celebrated her 100th birthday, Feb. 23. Dottie, a lifelong resident of Newport, was born at home and was one of four children - two sisters and one brother. She married Mathias Kling, a WWII veteran. During the war, she lived at E. 9th Street in Newport with her sister, whose husband was also serving in WWII. Rent-To-Own Dottie worked at Union Central. Dottie currently iPad per resides at The Barrington $ 99 week (78 wks) of Fort Thomas. THANKS TO VICKI PRICHARD
It’s maple syrup time! When our boys were little we drilled a hole in one of our sugar maples, put a homemade spile in it, and hung a bucket to gather what we knew would be gallons of sap. Well, something wasn’t right with our process and we got just dribbles. After that experience, I decided the grocery was my best source for pure maple syrup. Since I have so many reader requests, I’m using column space for those instead of several recipes.
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Jim Jenkins: A life well spent By Vivian Kappas Contributor
How many people wake each morning looking forward to going to work? Jim Jenkins did; he was an educator all of his life and truly loved what he did. Jenkins, who died Feb. 21, would have turned 80 on March 15 and often remarked what a fortunate life he had lived. After being diagnosed with incurable cancer in August, the Fort Thomas resident remained positive, often reflecting that he couldn’t believe he had lived almost 80 good years. He and his wife, Mary Ann, would have been married 20 years. Mary Ann often said she wished they could have known each other when they were both young, but actually, the way it turned out, the “winter” years of their lives were truly the “golden years,” spent enjoying holidays with their five children and six grandchildren and surrounded by friends who became central to their lives. Jenkins was an excellent golfer and on any
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pleasant day, he and Mary Ann could be found on the golf course. This past exceptionally mild Jenkins winter was truly a gift as they played almost once a week and the doctor said it was the perfect therapy. Shortly after his diagnosis, he joined a group of his golfing buddies for their yearly golf outing through the Southern states, following the Robert Trent Jones Trail. The “summer” of his life was spent in New Albany, Ind., where he grew up in the 1930s and ‘40s in a close family of six brothers and sisters. He attended New Albany High School and lettered in five sports. After graduation he played football at Georgetown College in Kentucky. He then spent two years in the Army and a short stint playing baseball for a minor league team with the Brooklyn Dodgers. But his interest was always in teaching and sports so it was no surprise he began his teaching career coaching at Bellevue High School in 1957. In recent years he reconnected with many former students
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POLICE REPORTS Bellevue Arrests/citations Steven Hughes, 31, 206 Ninth Ave., leaving the scene of an accident, receiving stolen property at Poplar at Foote, Feb. 8. Corey Schneider, 19, 216 Prospect, warrant at 400 Ward, Feb. 8. Jaime Morton, 35, 225 Memorial Parkway, theft by unlawful taking at 53 Donnermeyer Drive, Feb. 17. Richard Whitlock, 46, 329 Taylor Ave., warrant at 329 Taylor Ave., Feb. 19. Donald McCulley, 35, 240 Center, second-degree burglary at 240 Center, Feb. 19. Brandon Noe, 21, 126 Park Place No. 2, careless driving, DUI at Fairfield at Berry, Feb. 19. Crawford Schwed, 37, 323 Ward, alcohol intoxication in a public place, disorderly conduct at 323 Ward, Feb. 20. Barbara Dill, 53, 115 Bellepoint Commons, DUI at 647 South Ward, Feb. 20. Tonisha Lawerence, 27, 417 Center No. 1, DUI at 417 Center St. no. 1, Feb. 13.
ABOUT POLICE REPORTS 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.
FORT THOMAS Arrests/citations Joseph Gramer, 23, 724 Covert Run Pike Lot 74, possession of burglary tools, second-degree burglary at Newman Ave., Feb. 21. Rick Todd, 39, 110 Gettysburg Apt. 109, warrant at Churchill Drive at Newman, Feb. 21. Brandon Morris, 35, 408 West 12th St., warrant at 1538 Alexandria Pike, Feb. 16. Jeffrey Tharp, 49, 78 South Grand Apt. 4, DUI at 20 North Grand Ave., Feb. 17. Margaret Hughes, 53, 321 Overton St., alcohol intoxication in a public place at 85 North Grand Ave., Feb. 19. Joshua Horvath, 20, 1321 Alexandria Pike Apt. 3F, DUI, operating
on a suspended license at Highland Avenue at Deschler, Feb. 10. Michael Hunley, 25, 1708 Scott Street No. 5, warrant at Alexandria Pike at Moock, Feb. 9. Anthony Massey, 22, 1321 Alexandria Pike 4F, warrant at Alexandria Pike at Grandview, Feb. 10. Randall Thompson, 26, 44 Hollywoods Apt. 3, warrant at U.S. 27 at Highland, Feb. 9. Angela Powers, 33, 10914 Tangleberry Court, warrant at St. Elizabeth Fort Thomas, Feb. 12. Taylor Ford, 18, 38 Holmes Ave., warrant at 130 North Fort Thomas Ave., Feb. 4. Daniel Davenport, 30, 1335 Grey Stable Lane, DUI at I-471, Feb. 6. Sara Moreton, 27, 26 Leathers Road, warrant, leaving the scene of an accident at Clover Ridge Ave., Feb. 3. Mohanned Rashed Alqahtani, 23, 245 Meadow Trail Drive,
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Incidents/investigations Fraudulent use of a credit card At 145 Park Place, Feb. 21. Second-degree burglary At 527 Waterworks Road, Feb. 21. At 150 Chesapeake Ave., Feb. 17. At 21 Meadow Lane, Feb. 7. Theft by deception At 30 Overlook, Feb. 11. Theft by unlawful taking At Highlands Nursing Home, Feb. 14. At 831 Grand Ave. No. 101, Feb. 10. At 60 Gettysburg Square Road,
Feb. 9. At 40 Pleasant Ave. No. 107, Feb. 21. Theft by unlawful taking, third-degree criminal mischief At 30 Cemetery, Feb. 17. Theft of identity At 233 Scenic View Drive, Feb. 10. Third-degree burglary At 50 Devils Den no. 216, Feb. 14.
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DEATHS Edna S. Estepp, 89, of Fort Thomas, died Feb. 20, 2012, at Highlandspring of Fort Thomas. Survivors include her son, Leland Estepp; sister, Myrtle Lee Cadle; two grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Burial was at Evergreen Cemetery.
Jacob Gubser Jacob Henry Gubser, 81, of Alexandria, died Feb. 19, 2012, at his residence. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, Foresters and Teamsters Local No. 100. He enjoyed the outdoors and was
an avid fan of University of Kentucky and baseball. Survivors include his wife, Velma Gubser; son, Larry Gubser; daughters, Vickie Dunn, Sandy Croley and Julie Rath; eight grandchildren; and 10 greatgrandchildren. Interment was at St. Stephen Cemetery, Fort Thomas. Memorials: Conductive Learning Center, 325 W. 19th St., Covington, KY.
Fazilet Gultekin Fazilet Gultekin, 89, of Cold Spring, formerly of Louisville and Tarsus, Turkey, died Feb. 9, 2012, at St. Elizabeth Fort Thomas.
CITY OF SOUTHGATE SUMMARY PUBLICATION OF: ORDINANCE NO. 12-02 AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 35 OF THE SOUTHGATE CODE OF ORDINANCES TO ESTABLISH A SEPARATE CLASSIFICATION OF REAL PROPERTY KNOWN AS "ABANDONED URBAN PROPERTY" FOR PURPOSES OF AD VALOREM TAXATION.
Her husband, Muharrem Gultekin, died in 2002. Survivors include her son, Ahmet R. Gultekin of Prospect; daughter, Ebru K. Gultekin of Cold Spring; and sister, Adalet Dogruoz of Mersin, Turkey. Memorials: American Heart Association or charity of donor’s choice.
Mildred Landell Mildred Mary Baldorff Landell, 95, of Fort Thomas, died Feb. 22, 2012, at Highlandspring of Fort Thomas. She was a retired real estate agent and a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Dora Chapter No. 2 and the Ladies Auxiliary of the Lawler-Hanlon VFW Post No. 5662 in Newport. Her husband, Jack Landell; a son, Dale Landell; a grandchild, Jaime Long; her sister, Martha Ellis; and brother, George A. Baldorff, died previously. Survivors include her son, Gary Landell of Melbourne; two grandchildren; eight greatgrandchildren; and two greatgreat-grandchildren.
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Brenda ‘Sissy’ Martin Brenda “Sissy” Lucas Martin, 55, of Newport, died Feb. 17, 2012, at her home. She formerly worked at Willis Music and a was a traffic controller for the City of Newport. She was a member of the Lawler Hanlon VFW Ladies Auxiliary. Survivors include her parents, Leon and Edie Lucas; brother, Tim Lucas; aunt, Mildred Powell; nephew, Tyler Lucas; and nieces, Jeanette Simpson and Cara Tolle. Burial was in Wesley Chapel Cemetery, California.
Wayne ‘Flash’ Moeller Wayne A. “Flash” Moeller, 73, of Alexandria, died Feb. 17, 2012, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. He was a salesman with the Pepsi Co. in Cincinnati and a member of St. Joseph Church in Cold Spring and the Loyal Boosters Club in Bellevue. He was recently inducted into the Newport Catholic Sports Hall of Fame for coaching. A son, Tony Moeller; and his sister, Joyce Wilson, died previously. Survivors include his wife, Audrey Smith Moeller; daughter, Tina Sizemore; son, Tim Moeller;
and two grandchildren. Burial was in St. Stephen Cemetery, Fort Thomas. Memorials: St. Jude Cancer Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or Alzheimer’s Association, 644 Linn St., Suite 1026, Cincinnati, OH 45203.
Emma Morgan Emma P. Morgan, 87, of Wilder, died Feb. 21, 2012, at St. Elizabeth Fort Thomas. She was a bookkeeper with the gift shop at Jewish Hospital in Cincinnati. She was a charter member of the Highland Hills Baptist Church in Fort Thomas where she taught Sunday school and was a teachers aid for the Rainbow Nursery School. She loved to sing. Her husband, Clarence Alfred Morgan; a son, Keith Morgan, died previously. Survivors include her children, Charles Morgan and Kathleen Morgan, both of Wilder. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery, Southgate. Memorials: Baptist Life Communities c/o Northern Kentucky Baptist Association, 3001 Riggs Ave., Erlanger, KY 41018 or Kentucky Baptist Homes for Children, Triad East 200, 10200 Linn Station Road, Louisville, KY 40223.
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John Mumme John E. Mumme, 92, of Fort Thomas, died Feb. 16, 2012, at St. Elizabeth Fort Thomas. He was a retired commercial photographer with McHale’s Studio in Cincinnati. His wife, Aurelia Marie Wolfzorn Mumme; and twin brother, Carl Albert Mumme, died previously. Survivors include his son, John S. Mumme of Fort Thomas; granddaughters, Gina Gaerke of Loveland, Ohio, and Andrea Mumme of Lexington; two great-grandsons; and dear friend, Audrey Herald of Newport. Entombment was in Evergreen Cemetery, Southgate.
Sr. Mary O’Neill Sr. Mary M. O’Neill, 69, of Fort Thomas, formerly of Hudson, Wis., died Feb. 15, 2012, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. She was a graduate of Catholic Central High School in Springfield, Ohio, and entered the Carmelite Order on July 1, 1960. Her first vows were May 13, 1962 in Allentown, Pa., and her final vows were May 23, 1965 in Hudson, Wis. She was prioress
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POLICE REPORTS Continued from Page B5 with physical evidence at 222 York St., Feb. 20. Chad Gibson, 30, 2236 South Lick Branch, first-degree possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, warrant at 130 Pavilion, Feb. 19. Christina Cole, 37, 102 Horizon Circle, first-degree possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia at Fourth and York, Feb. 19. Patricia Hoover, 50, 221 East 10th St. No. 3, second-degree assault at 221 East 10th St. No. 3, Feb. 18. Lindzy Finn, 24, 1224 Bladeston Drive, possession of drug paraphernalia, first-degree possession of a controlled substance at Memorial Parkway at I-471, Feb. 17. Deshawna Benson, 19, 229 Retreat St., first-degree possession of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia at Ninth at Brighton, Feb. 17. Raymond Colvin, 42, homeless, violation of DVO at Ninth and Monmouth, Feb. 16. Sandra Pruitt, 32, 10963 Washington Trace, receiving stolen property at 123 Chesapeake Ave., Feb. 16. Jason Berkshire, 35, 4655 Corinth Road, first-degree trafficking a controlled substance, first-degree wanton endangerment, first-degree fleeing, tampering with physical evidence, third-degree trafficking a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia at 901 East Sixth St., Feb. 15. Kevin Shay, 32, 4321 Michigan St., theft by unlawful taking at 82 Carothers Road, Feb. 14. Kevin Solar, 41, 10828 Sawgrass Court, first-degree possession of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia at 222 York St., Feb. 15. Tony Gordon Jr., 25, 3235 State Ave., first-degree trafficking a controlled substance at 10th and Monmouth St., Feb. 14. Gary Shively, 20, 907 Common Drive, first-degree possession of a controlled substance at 1900 Monmouth St., Feb. 14. Charles Conner, 34, 4061 Sunshine, first-degree possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia at I-471 south, Feb. 13. Kathleen Sue Wuest, 40, 530 Carlton Drive, first-degree possession of a controlled substance at 222 York St., Feb.
11. Sandra Pruitt, 32, 123 Chesapeake, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, suspended license, possession of synthetic cannaboid at 400 block of East 10th St., Feb. 13. Laura Isabelle Armanios, 23, 621 West Mehring Apt. 201, theft by unlawful taking, public intoxication at 130 Pavilion, Feb. 11. Anthony Jackson, 44, 1326 Carolina Ave., first-degree possession of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana at Fourth and Isabella, Feb. 10. Leonard Hinton, 42, 4108 Vinedale Ave., first-degree possession of a controlled substance at 400 block of Isabella, Feb. 10. Thomas Howard, 37, 716 East Eighth St., first-degree possession of a controlled substance at 400 block of West Ninth St., Feb. 7. Joshua Hartzel, 28, 632 South Fort Thomas Ave., first-degree possession of a controlled substance at 400 block of West Ninth St., Feb. 7. Jordan Klink, 18, 916 Hamlet, possession of marijuana, firstdegree possession of a controlled substance at 11th Street Bridge, Feb. 6. Jason Decker, 38, 304 East Third St., theft by unlawful taking at 130 Pavilion Parkway, Feb. 6. Brandy Johnson, 22, 4812 Hawaiian Terrace, first-degree possession of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana at 300 block of Saratoga, Feb. 5. Ethan Clark, 31, 511 Montgomery St. No. 1G, leaving the scene of an accident, firstdegree fleeing, DUI at 118 West Fifth St., Feb. 5. Mark Carter, 43, 1113 Waterworks Road, alcohol intoxication in a public place, theft by unlawful taking at Ninth and Monmouth, Feb. 3. Donta Emanuel Black, 35, 2 Woolum Lane, first-degree possession of a controlled substance at 2 Woolum Lane, Feb. 3. Ebony Bean, 30, 420 Chestnut Way, first-degree trafficking a controlled substance at 420 Chestnut Way, Feb. 2. Dave Lowe, 34, 806 Park Ave., warrant, theft by unlawful taking at 402 East 10th St., Jan. 31.
Incidents/investigations First degree burglary At 314 East Seventh St., Jan. 13.
First degree criminal possession of a forged instrument, forgery of a prescription At 1601 Monmouth St., Jan. 15. First-degree robbery At 613 Monmouth St., Jan. 30. First-degree wanton endangerment, second-degree criminal mischief At 1 West Fifth St., Feb. 14. Fourth-degree assault At 834 Patterson, Feb. 5. Fraudulent use of a credit card At 640 Grandview, Feb. 13. Second degree burglary At 905 Hamlet St., Jan. 11. Second degree fleeing or evading, first degree trafficking a controlled substance At 10th and York streets, Jan. 19. Theft by unlawful taking At 82 Carothers Road, Feb. 15. At 1150 Waterworks Road, Feb. 13. At 1779 Monmouth St., Feb. 12. At 703 Monmouth St., Feb. 11. At 1 Levee Way, Feb. 10. At 82 Carothers Road, Feb. 6. At 819 Monmouth St., Feb. 10. At 420 East Third St., Feb. 3. At 101 East 10th St., Jan. 19. At 130 Pavilion Way, Jan. 18. At 1771 B Monmouth St., Jan. 18. At Ninth and Central, Jan. 30. At Fifth and Saratoga, Feb. 5. At 700 Monmouth St. No. 2, Feb. 4. At 82 B Carothers Road, Feb. 1. Theft by unlawful taking, third-degree criminal mischief At Fourth and Saratoga streets, Feb. 15. At 703 Monmouth St., Feb. 15. At Eighth and Columbia, Feb. 12. At 628 Monmouth St., Feb. 10. Theft of identity At 1777 Monmouth St., Feb. 14. Third-degree burglary At 841 Brighton St., Feb. 9. At 69 19th St., Feb. 13. At 1305 John St., Feb. 11. At 1301 Central Ave., Feb. 1. At 701 Washington, Feb. 1. At 23 East Eighth St., Jan. 10. Third-degree burglary, second-degree criminal mischief At 814 Liberty St., Feb. 11. Third-degree burglary, theft by unlawful taking At 232 Clifton, Jan. 26. Third-degree criminal mischief At 703 Monmouth St., Feb. 16. At 401 Keturah St., Feb. 14. At 620 Roberts St. A, Feb. 11. At 820 Saratoga, Feb. 12. At 400 block of Keturah, Feb. 4.
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DEATHS Continued from Page B6 from 1999-2005 and longtime secretary for the Carmel of the Sacred Heart in Hudson, Wis. Survivors include her sister, Phyllis A. Kearney of Covington, Catherine Jane O’Neill and Nancy R. McPhillips, both of Cold Spring, Mitzie O’Neill and Susan M. O’Neill, both of Fort Wright, and Judy O’Neill of Springfield, Ohio; brother, John R. O’Neill of Kettering, Ohio; and dear friends, Karen Shaffer, Linda and Jim Letourneau, Dora Marie Rohl and Barbara Rohl. Burial was at Calvary Cemetery in Springfield, Ohio. Memorials: Carmel of the Sacred Heart, 430 Laurel Ave., Attn: Sister Lucia LaMontagne, O. Carm., Hudson, WI 54016 or Carmel Manor Nursing Home, 100 Carmel Manor Drive, Attn: Sister Teresa Kennedy, O. Carm., Fort Thomas, KY 41075-2300.
Katherine Short Katherine “Katie” Short, 30, of Homosassa, Fla., formerly of Bellevue, died Feb. 10, 2012, in Florida. Her mother, Sherri Huff Short, died previously. Survivors include her father, Chuck Short; siblings, Christopher Short and Robin Caraway; and sons, Christopher, Quentin, Quincy and Isiah. Memorial service will be 11 a.m. Saturday, March 10, at Immanuel Baptist Church in Cold Spring.
F.R. ‘Butch’ Shoupe Jr. F.R. “Butch” Shoupe Jr., 64, of Fort Thomas, died Feb. 14, 2012, at St. Elizabeth Fort Thomas. He was an electrician with Local No. 212, an active member of Promises Inc. in Newport for 19 years and attended Fort Thomas Baptist Church as a youth. Survivors include his daughter, Brooke Shoupe; brother, Kevin Shoupe; sister, Kathryne Diedenhofer, all of Fort Thomas; and longtime mentor, Frank Brusehaber of Alexandria. Burial was in Calvary Cemetery in Siler, Ky. Memorials: Promises Inc., 116 W. 9th St., Newport, KY 41071.
Jerry Smith Jerry Dean Smith, 66, of Silver Grove, died Feb. 16, 2012, at St. Elizabeth Fort Thomas. He was a retired meat cutter for Winn-Dixie Stores and served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. He was an avid golfer. Survivors include his daughter, Scottie Smith, and grandchildren, Steven Frazier and Katie Smith, all of Knoxville, Tenn.
Robert Stubbs Robert L. Stubbs, 73, of Newport, died Feb. 22, 2012, at St. Elizabeth Fort Thomas. He was a retired supervisor and former underground electric worker with the Cincinnati Gas & Electric Co. He volunteered for more than 30 years to work in the concession stand at Newport High School games. He was a former member of the Alexandria Masonic Lodge No. 152 F.&A.M. and served in the U.S. Air Force from 1958-1962. Survivors include his wife, Betty L. Bradbury Stubbs; daughter, Karyn StubbsTippenhauer of Fort Thomas; sons, Robert A. Stubbs of Fort Thomas and Steven A. Stubbs of Olive Hill; brother, Donald Stubbs of Dayton; and four grandchildren. Memorials: St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, 1 Churchill Drive, Fort Thomas, KY 41075 or charity of donor’s choice.
NOTICE OF ADOPTION AND SUMMARY OF ORDINANCE
Invitation for Bids Lawn Care & Snow Removal Services Neighborhood Foundations is currently accepting bids for lawn care and snow removal services at the Peter G. Noll, Grand Towers and Corpus Christi properties. The contract will be for a period of one (1) year and renewable for up to two (2) additional years with satisfactory performance. General work required will be grass cutting of all areas, cleanup of grass clippings from walkways, trimming around the buildings, trees, shrubs, fences, curbs, weed control, snow removal, treatment and other services as described in the bid packet. Bid packets, information for bidders and tours of properties may be obtained by contacting Randy Schweinzger at (859) 581-2533, ext. 217. The hearing and/or speech impaired may call our TDD line at (859) 581-3181. Bids are due in the Neighborhood Foundations offices no later than 1:00 p.m., local time, March 16, 2012 at which time and place all bids will be publicly opened and read aloud. Offices are located at 30 East 8th. St., Newport, KY 41071. Bids are to be marked "Lawn Care & Snow Removal Services Project #12-06". The Neighborhood Foundations reserves the right to waive any informality, irregularity, in requests for proposals and to reject any/all requests for proposals should it be deemed in the best interest of Neighborhood Foundations to do so. Neighborhood Foundations is an Equal Opportunity Employer. WBE/MBE firms are encouraged to respond to this Request for Proposals. Randy Schweinzger Procurement Director Neighborhood Foundations (859) 581-2533, ext. 217 firstname.lastname@example.org
NOTICE OF ADOPTION, TITLES AND SUMMARIES OF ALEXANDRIA ORDINANCES 2012-01 AND 2012-02 I hereby certify that the following is the Title and Summaries of Ordinances 2012-01 and 2012-02 of the City of Alexandria, in Campbell County, Kentucky, which were adopted by City Council on January 19, 2012: ORDINANCE NO. 2012-01: AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF ALEXANDRIA, IN CAMPBELL COUNTY, KENTUCKY, APPROVING A RECOMMENDATION OF THE ALEXANDRIA PLANNING COMMISSION PURSUANT TO KRS 100.209, TO ESTABLISH ZONING AND OTHER LAND USE REGULATIONS FOR THE ACOTTINGHAM@ PROPERTY PROPOSED TO BE ANNEXED, CONSISTING OF 17.8931 +/- ACRES OF LAND LOCATED AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF THE AA HIGHWAY (KY STATE ROUTE 9) AND THE AA CONNECTOR (KY STATE ROUTE 709), ALL AS MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AND DEPICTED IN THE EXHIBITS TO THIS ORDINANCE; AND WHICH PROPERTY IS RECOMMENDED TO BE ZONED ‘CITY’ HIGHWAY COMMERCIAL (HC) ZONING CLASSIFICATION UPON ITS ANNEXATION INTO THE CITY LIMITS. This Ordinance approves the recommendation of the Alexandria Planning Commission to zone the Cottingham property Highway Commercial once it is annexed into the City of Alexandria. ORDINANCE NO. 2012-02: AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF ALEXANDRIA, IN CAMPBELL COUNTY, KENTUCKY, ANNEXING CERTAIN REAL ESTATE LOCATED AT OR NEAR THE NORTHERN AND EASTERN BOUNDARY OF THE CITY AND BEING THE ACOTTINGHAM@ PROPERTY, CONSISTING OF 17.8931 +/- ACRES OF LAND LOCATED AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF THE AA HIGHWAY (KY STATE ROUTE 9) AND THE AA CONNECTOR (KY STATE ROUTE 709), ALL AS MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AND DEPICTED IN THE EXHIBITS TO THIS ORDINANCE. This Ordinance annexes the Cottingham property into the city limits of the City of Alexandria, with Highway Commercial zoning pursuant to Ordinance 2012-01. A map showing the real estate which is the subject of these Ordinances is included. *************************************** I, Michael A. Duncan, an attorney licensed to practice law in the Commonwealth of Kentucky, for Ziegler & Schneider, P.S.C., City Attorneys for the City of Alexandria, in Campbell County, Kentucky, do hereby certify that this Notice of Adoption, Titles and Summaries of Ordinances 2012-01 and 02 was prepared by me, and that it represents an accurate description of the summaries of the contents of the Ordinances. The full text of the Ordinances, and other information relative to the Ordinances, are on ﬁle at the ofﬁce of the City Clerk/ Treasurer, 8236 West Main Street, Alexandria, Kentucky 41001. /s/ Michael A. Duncan Michael A. Duncan, attorney For Ziegler & Schneider, P.S.C., City Attorneys
AN ORDINANCE APPROVING A LEASE AGREEMENT WITH REPUBLIC BANK & TRUST COMPANY FOR THE REFINANCING OF THE ACQUISITION, CONSTRUC TION AND INSTALLATION OF THE WILDER CITY BUILDING IN A MAXIMUM PRINCIPAL AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $1,300,000; PROVIDING FOR THE PAYMENT AND SECURITY OF THE LEASE AND DEPOSITS TO A SINKING FUND; AUTHORIZING THE EXECUTION OF VARIOUS DOCUMENTS RELATED TO SUCH LEASE; AND MAKING CERTAIN DESIGNATIONS REGARDING SUCH LEASE. It is hereby certified that the foregoing Ordinance provides for approval of a lease with Republic Bank & Trust Company in an amount not to exceed $1,300,000, to refinance the acquisition, construction and installation of the Wilder City Building; provides a general obligation pledge to assess sufficient taxes to comply with the obligations to pay Lease payments; contains additional sections relating to designation as a qualified tax-exempt obligation, expectations regarding the Lease, incorporating the preambles to the Lease, severability, inconsistent actions, open meetings, laws, and effective date. The full text of the section relating to the pledge to levy and assess a tax to pay the Lease obligation is: "Section 2. General Obligation Pledge. Pursuant to the Constitution of the Commonwealth and KRS Chapter 66, the obligation of the City created by the Lease shall be a full general obligation of the City and, for the payment of the Lease Payments, the full faith, credit and revenue of the City are hereby pledged for the prompt payment thereof. During the period the Lease is outstanding, there shall be and there hereby is levied on all the taxable property in the City, in addition to all other taxes, without limitation as to rate, a direct tax annually in an amount sufficient to pay the Lease Payments when and as due, it being hereby found and determined that current tax rates are within all applicable limitations. Said tax shall be and is hereby ordered computed, certified, levied and extended upon the tax duplicate and collected by the same officers in the same manner and at the same time that taxes for general purposes for each of said years are certified, extended and collected. Said tax shall be placed before and in preference to all other items and for the full amount thereof provided, however, that in each year to the extent that the other taxes of the City are available for the payment of the Lease Payments and are appropriated for such purpose, the amount of such direct tax upon all of the taxable property in the City shall be reduced by the amount of such other taxes so available and appropriated. Amounts shall be transferred from the Sinking Fund to the Lessor at the times and in the amounts required by the Lease. There is hereby established, or it is acknowledged that there has heretofore been established, a sinking fund (the "Sinking Fund") with the Lessee in accordance with the requirements of the Act, which is hereby ordered to be continued and maintained as long as the Lease shall remain outstanding. The funds derived from said tax levy hereby required or other available taxes shall be placed in the Sinking Fund and, together with interest collected on the same, are irrevocably pledged for the payment of all bonds issued under KRS Chapter 66 and Tax Supported Leases, as defined in KRS Chapter 66, including the Lease, when and as the same fall due." A complete copy of the Ordinance may be reviewed at the office of the Clerk of the City of Wilder, 520 Licking Pike, Wilder, Kentucky 41071. /s/ Tracy Gibson Clerk, City of Wilder 1691514 Legal Notice The Newport Board of Adjustments will hold a public hearing on Thursday, March 15, 2012 at 4:30 p.m. in the Newport Municipal Complex, 998 Monmouth Street, Newport, Kentucky. The hearing will be held for interested parties to hear and present evidence relative to the following agenda items: BA-12-06 806 Park Avenue, Newport, Kentucky The applicant is requesting a rear yard variance to construct a garage Requested by: Rick Sims BA-12-07 401 Keturah Street, Newport, Kentucky The applicant is requesting a conditional use Requested by: Newport Church of God
Nancy Young Nancy Young, 70, of Cold Spring, died Feb. 17, 2012, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. She worked as a waitress. Survivors include her sons, Ty Young and Ed Chambers; sisters, Mina Lee, Barbara Goines and Linda Raleigh; brothers, Junior Raleigh and Morrell Raleigh; four grandchildren; and five greatgrandchildren. Burial was at St. Stephens Cemetery.
The City Council of the City of Wilder, Kentucky, at a meeting held on February 21, 2012, adopted the following Ordinance:
BA-12-08 649 York Street, Newport, Kentucky The applicant is requesting a parking variance and conditional use Requested by: Dave and Sun Properties LLC
Inquiries regarding this public hearing should be addressed to: J. Gregory Tulley AICP Planning and Development Director City of Newport 998 Monmouth Street Newport, Kentucky 41071 859-292-3637 1001691558
CITY OF HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, KENTUCKY SUMMARY PUBLICATION OF ORDINANCE NO. 01-2012 I hereby certify that the following is the title and a summary of Ordinance No. 01-2012 of the City of Highland Heights, Kentucky, as adopted on 2/21/2012. AN ORDINANCE AMENDING ORDINANCE NO. 16-83, THE CITY OF HIGHLAND HEIGHTS ZONING ORDINANCE BY CHANGING THE PREMISES KNOWN AS 515 MAIN AVENUE IN HIGHLAND HEIGHTS FROM RESIDENTIAL (R1G) (SINGLE FAMILY) TO RESIDENTIAL 3 (PUD) (MULTI-FAMILY). Said Ordinance grants Zone Change. I, Steven J. Franzen, an attorney licensed to practice law in the Commonwealth of Kentucky, acting as an attorney for the City of Highland Heights, Kentucky, do hereby certify that this summary was prepared by me at the direction of the Highland Heights City Council and is a true and accurate summary of the contents of Ordinance No. 01-2012
Publish: CCR 3/3/12
INVITATION TO BID March 1, 2012 PROJECT: For Cold Water Meters SEALED BIDS WILL BE RECEIVED AT: Northern Kentucky Water District (Owner) 2835 Crescent Springs Road P.O. Box 18640 Erlanger, Kentucky 41018 UNTIL:
March 20, 2012 9:00 a.m., local time
At said place and time, and promptly thereafter, all Bids that have been duly received will be publicly opened and read aloud. The proposed work is generally described as follows: The Purchasing of Cold Water Meters for a one-year period beginning May 1, 2012 with an optional one-year extension at the same unit prices Bid. All Bids must be in accordance with the Bidding Documents on file, and available for examination at: Northern Kentucky Water District (Owner) 2835 Crescent Springs Road Erlanger, Kentucky, 41018 Questions on the Cold Water Meter Specifications should be referred to Chris Wetherall at (859)-426-2742. Copies of the Bidding Documents may be obtained from the office of the Northern Kentucky District at the address indicated herein by contacting Denise Manning at (859) 426-2718. There is no charge for these documents. Bids will be received on a Unit Price basis as described in the Bidding Document. Bids submitted may be on any one item or all of the items advertised. All bids must be unit price, as set out in the specifications and must be submitted on the appropriate proposal forms. As part of the bid package, the Bidder shall submit to the District (1) – 5/8” Meter with outside type touch pad. This meter will be the type to be supplied under this contract. Evaluation of Bids and the awarding of a final contract are subject to the reciprocal preference for Kentucky resident bidders pursuant to KRS 45A490 to 45A.494 and (KAR 200 5:400). Each Bid must contain evidence of Bidder’s qualifications to transact business in the State of Kentucky or covenant to obtain such qualifications prior to award of the Contract. The Bidder’s Organization Number from the Kentucky’s Secretary of State and principal place of business as filed with Kentucky’s Secretary of State must be included where applicable. Owner reserves the right to reject any or all Bids, including without limitation the right to reject any or all nonconforming, non-responsive, incomplete, unbalanced, or conditional Bids, to waive informalities, and to reject the Bid of any Bidder if Owner believes that it would not be in the best interest of Owner to make an award to that Bidder. Owner also reserves the right to negotiate with the apparent qualified Bidder to such an extent as may be determined by Owner. Minority Bidders are encouraged to bid. Bids shall remain subject to acceptance for 60 days after the day of bid opening or for such longer period of time to which a Bidder may agree in writing upon request of the Owner. If a Contract is to be awarded, the Owner will give the successful Bidder a Notice of Award during the period of time which the successful Bidder’s bid remains subject to acceptance. Jack Bragg, Vice President of Finance & Support Services , Northern Kentucky Water District 1001691552
B8 • CCF RECORDER • MARCH 1, 2012 CITY OF SOUTHGATE SUMMARY PUBLICATION OF: ORDINANCE NO 12-03 AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF SOUTHGATE, KENTUCKY, IN CAMPBELL COUNTY, CREATING CHAPTER 97 OF THE SOUTHGATE CODE OF ORDINANCES IN ORDER TO REQUIRE PROPERTY OWNERS TO OBTAIN LICENSES BEFORE RENTING DWELLING UNITS Section I of the Ordinance creates Sections 97.01 through 97.19 and 97.99 of the Southgate Code of Ordinances, which are part of Chapter 97 of the Code. Chapter 97 is a new chapter pertaining to the licensing of rental dwellings in order to establish reasonable and uniform regulations concerning same. Section 97.01 defines the terms used in Chapter 97. Section 97.02 provides that Chapter 97 applies to all rental dwellings except for the following: rental dwellings that are owned or operated by governmental agencies as public housing; rental dwellings that are operated by any entity recognized as a non-profit corporation or exempt under the provisions of 26 U.S.C. § 501(c) of the Internal Revenue Code; rental dwellings in which one or more of the occupants is the grandparent, parent, child, grandchild, aunt or uncle of the owner; hotels; motels; apartments or dormitories that are owned by a college or university; jails; convents; monasteries; nursing homes; parsonages; parish houses; rectories; hospitals; or orphanages. Section 97.03 requires the owner of a rental dwelling to apply for a rental dwelling license prior to allowing the rental dwelling to be occupied. Section 97.04 sets forth the application procedure and associated fees. Specifically: (A) The owner of a rental dwelling shall apply to the Treasurer or his or her designee for a rental dwelling license prior to allowing that unit to be occupied. (B) The application shall be accompanied by a non-refundable application processing fee of $40, which will be applied to the licensing fee upon approval. If the application is denied or voluntarily withdrawn by the owner, the application fee shall be retained by the City. (C) The owner of two or more residential dwelling units that share the same street address (for example, the owner of a duplex or multi-family apartment building) may use a single application to apply for licenses for all of the units that share that address. In that event, the application shall be accompanied by a non-refundable application-processing fee of $40 per unit for which licenses are applied. (D) Application shall be made on a form furnished to the owner by the City and shall set forth the following information: (1) The name, address, and telephone number of the owner of the rental dwelling or unit thereof. If the owner is a partnership, the name of the partnership and the name and residence of the managing partner shall be included. If the owner is a corporation, the name and address of the corporation, the name of the chief operating officer and its agent for service of process in Kentucky shall be included. (2) If the owner has appointed an agent authorized to maintain and manage the property, the name, business, or residence address and telephone number of such agent. (3) Every applicant, whether an individual, partnership or corporation, must identify in the application by name, residence or business street address and telephone number, the person who is actively involved in, and responsible for the maintenance and management of the premises. That person shall, if other than the owner, affix his or her notarized signature to the application, thereby accepting joint and several responsibility with the owner (including any potential criminal, civil or administrative liability) for the maintenance and management of the premises. A post office box or commercial mail receiving service is not acceptable as an address for such person. (4) The street address (including any applicable apartment, room or unit numbers) of the rental dwelling unit or unit(s) to which the application pertains. (E) In the event that any of the information required to be provided herein should change either before or after the rental dwelling unit license is issued, the applicant or licensee shall, within 14 days of such a change, notify the Treasurer or his or her designee, in writing, of the change. (F) After he or she has applied for a rental dwelling license, and pending the approval of his or her application, an owner may allow the rental dwelling unit to which the application pertains to be occupied, so long as the unit complies with all applicable fire, zoning, life safety, property maintenance and/or building codes of the City. (G) The owner of any rental dwelling which has a valid occupational license upon the effective date hereof shall be deemed to have been issued a rental dwelling license hereunder, provided that such owner shall be required to apply for a rental dwelling license the year after this ordinance becomes effective. Section 97.05 sets forth the fees for a rental dwelling license and the renewal procedure, as follows: (A) The license fee for each rental dwelling license shall be $40 per license period. (B) The license period shall be one full year, beginning on July 1 of each calendar year and ending on June 30 of the following calendar year. (C) There shall be no proration of or reduction in the license fee for the first year in which a rental dwelling license is issued. (D) A licensee must apply to renew his or her license on or before June 1 of each year if the unit will be occupied in the following license period. A non-refundable application fee of $40 must accompany the renewal application, and will be applied toward the applicant’s license fee for the new license period if the application is approved. If the application is not approved or if the licensee voluntarily withdraws his renewal application, the non-refundable application fee shall be retained by the City. (E) There shall be a grace period for renewals, such that a license may be renewed if an application is received after June 2 and on or before June 30 for the following license period. However, such applications must be accompanied by the payment of a late fee of $20 per unit. (F) Any license not renewed on or before June 30 for the following license period will be deemed lapsed and, if the rental dwelling unit is occupied, Section 97.99 shall apply. Sections 97.06 and 97.07 pertain to the standards and conditions that determine whether or not a rental dwelling license will be granted, revoked or suspended. Among other things, the applicant must have paid the fees set forth above; the unit must comply with all provisions of the City fire, zoning, life safety, property maintenance, zoning, building and other codes adopted by the City; if the unit is one of three or more in a single building, it is subject to a fire inspection; the applicant must maintain a current register of all tenants and other persons with a lawful right of occupancy to any rental dwelling; there must not be any delinquent property taxes, assessments, unpaid code enforcement citations, or liens on the rental dwelling; and there must not be any adverse license action pending against the rental dwelling unit. Section 97.08 requires a licensee to display the rental dwelling license on the premises of the rental dwelling unit to which the license applies and to provide certain notices to a prospective buyer of the rental dwelling unit. Under Section 97.09, notice of non-compliance with licensing standards and conditions must be sent to the owner of the rental dwelling unit, posted on the rental dwelling unit and provided to tenants of the unit. If the owner of the rental dwelling unit does not correct the non-compliance within 30 days, action may be taken to deny, refuse to renew, revoke or suspend the rental dwelling license. Section 97.10 requires a rental dwelling license to be suspended when the rental dwelling unit to which it applies has been condemned. Section 97.11 requires the City’s Civil Citation Officer to inspect all rental dwelling units periodically to determine whether the unit complies with all provisions of the City Code; whether the owner of the rental dwelling unit is delinquent in paying taxes; and whether the rental dwelling is in violation of the criminal nuisance ordinance or other city ordinances. Section 97.12 imposes an obligation on the licensee to prevent the use of the premises for any purpose that is contrary to state law or City ordinance. The failure to do so is grounds for the revocation or suspension of any rental dwelling license. Section 97.13 provides for the revocation, suspension or termination of a rental dwelling license upon a determination that the rental dwelling fails to comply with any of the licensing standards or conditions set forth in Chapter 97, and sets forth the procedure under which revocation, suspension or termination may occur. Section 97.14 requires tenants to vacate a rental dwelling unit when a rental dwelling license has been denied, revoked or suspended for that unit. Section 97.15 provides: "A fee of $500 must accompany any application for reinstatement of any rental dwelling license revoked or suspended. The reinstatement fee shall be in addition to the regular rental dwelling license fee imposed herein. Such fee however shall not apply to rental dwellings condemned because of destruction by an act of God or casualty for which the licensee is not responsible." Section 97.16 sets forth a procedure for a licensee to appeal the revocation or suspension of a rental dwelling license. Section 97.17 permits the City to avail itself of other remedies not specifically set forth in Chapter 97 with respect to rental dwelling units that fail to meet licensing standards and conditions. Section 97.18 allows the Civil Citation Officer, with the approval of the City Council, to promulgate rules and regulations necessary for the administration of Chapter 97. Section 97.19 sets forth the effective date of Chapter 97. Section 97.99 sets forth the penalties for violating the provisions of Chapter 97. Section II of the Ordinance repeals any conflicting ordinances to the extent of the conflict. Section III of the Ordinance sets forth its effective date. The first reading of this Ordinance occurred on 1/4/2012, and the second reading occurred on 1/18/2012, whereby the ordinance was passed, and signed by the Mayor, attested by the Clerk, filed and indexed as provided by law. CERTIFICATION I, Mary Ann Stewart, attorney for the City of Southgate, Kentucky, certify that the above constitutes a summary of Ordinance No. 12-03 as prepared by myself, pursuant to KRS 83A.060(9). Mary Ann Stewart, Esq. 1001691575
SUMMARY PUBLICATION OF: Ordinance No. 12-01-An Ordinance Adopting A Civil Nuisance Code and Creating The Southgate Civil Code Enforcement Board For Enforcement Thereof. Section I of the Ordinance creates Sections 32.50 through 32.54 of the Southgate Code of Ordinances. Section 32.50 creates the Civil Code Enforcement Board of the City of Southgate ("the Board"). Section 32.51 sets forth the composition of the three-member Board, the qualifications of Board members, and the procedures for appointment and removal of Board members. Section 32.52 describes the organization of the Board, its meetings, and its quorum. The Board shall meet at least once per quarter. The presence of two members constitutes a quorum. There shall be a secretary, who shall keep minutes of the Board’s meetings. Section 32.53 provides the Board with the authority to enforce any ordinance, including but not limited to, any nuisance, building, or zoning ordinance or regulation, adopted by the City so long as the violation of the ordinance is classified as a civil offense or the ordinance establishes civil fines as the penalty to be imposed on any person who violates the ordinance. In so doing, the Board may conduct hearings; issue subpoenas; hear testimony under oath; make findings of fact; issue orders necessary to remedy any violation; impose civil fines against any person found to be in violation of an ordinance that the Board is authorized to enforce; impose enforcement costs; order liens for the collection of fines, charges, costs, penalties and fees, including attorneys fees; order the demolition of dangerous and structurally unsafe buildings at the cost of the owner; and order tenants to vacate the premises of unsafe buildings and structures. Section 32.54 establishes the position of Civil Citation Officer, who shall be appointed by the Mayor and serve at the Mayor’s pleasure. The Civil Citation Officer is empowered to investigate alleged violations of City ordinances that constitute civil offenses, and to issue citations and notices of violation. Section II of the Ordinance repeals the former Sections 90.01 through 90.07, 90.09, 90.10, 90.99, 91.99, 92.99, 94.99 and 152.99 of the Southgate Code of Ordinances. Section III of the Ordinance creates new Sections 90.01 through 90.07, 90.99, 91.99, 92.99, 94.99 and 152.99 of the Southgate Code of Ordinances, pertaining to nuisances. The new Section 90.01 defines certain terms used in Chapter 90. The new Section 90.02prohibits public nuisances, which include, but are not limited to: the overgrowth of weeds or grass on property; trees, bushes or other vegetation that interfere with public sidewalks; trees, bushes or other vegetation that interfere with the public right-of-way; the accumulation of trash; dumping refuse on public or private property; criminal activity, as defined in the new Section 90.03; open burning without a permit; and loud and unnecessary noise. Under the new Section 90.03, a public nuisance exists on a property when police officers have issued criminal citations, made arrests, or executed warrants three times in the preceding 12month period for activities or behavior on that property that involve the crimes set forth in Section 90.03. Under Section 90.04 the Civil Citation Officer may initiate proceedings to enforce the provisions of Chapter 90 by issuing a notice of violation or a civil citation. If the Civil Citation Officer chooses to issue a notice of violation, the person in charge of the property will have a reasonable time to abate the nuisance without being issued a citation. Upon the failure of such a person to abate the nuisance in accordance with the notice of violation, the Civil Citation Officer will issue a civil citation. The Civil Citation Officer may also initiate enforcement by issuing a civil citation without first issuing a notice of violation. A person who receives a citation must respond to it within seven days by either paying the fine it imposes or by requesting a hearing to challenge the citation. Section 90.04 also provides that: "If a hearing is requested, the cited person shall pay an administrative hearing fee in the amount of $50 when he submits his written request for the hearing." Section 90.05 sets forth the hearing procedure. Section 90.06 sets forth an appellate procedure. Section 90.07 provides that the City may take immediate action to abate a nuisance when there is reason to believe that the violation presents a serious threat to the public health, safety and welfare. In such an event, the City Attorney may initiate a summary closure proceeding in the Campbell Circuit Court without first following the procedures set forth in Sections 90.04 through 90.06. Section 90.99 sets forth the penalty for violating any provision of Chapter 90. Section 90.99 provides: (A) The violation of any provision of this Chapter is a civil offense and shall be enforced in the same manner as Sections 90.04 through 90.07 of this Code. (B) Any person, firm or corporation who violates any provision of this Chapter shall be subject to a civil fine of not less than $50 violation, but not more than $500. Each date that a violation of this Chapter continues after a Notice of Violation or Citation has been served in accordance with the terms of this Chapter shall be deemed to constitute a separate offense subject to a separate fine, up to a maximum of $10,000 per citation. (C) In addition to the civil fines set forth in (B), any violator who violates any provision of the City Nuisance Code relating to the same property within a 12-month period may be assessed additional civil penalties of $500 per day per violation to a maximum of $20,000 per citation. (D) The City shall possess a lien on property for all fines, penalties, charges, attorneys’ fees, abatement costs if the City has incurred them, and all other reasonable costs associated with enforcing this Chapter, including the costs of placing a lien on a parcel of real property pursuant to this provision. The lien shall take precedence over all other subsequent liens, except state, county, school, and city taxes, and may be enforced by judicial proceedings. Section IV of the Ordinance creates a new Section 91.99, which sets forth a penalty and enforcement mechanism for violating any provision of Chapter 91 of the Southgate Code of Ordinances. Section 91.99 provides: (A) The violation of any Section contained in this Chapter is a civil offense and shall be subject to enforcement in the same manner as in Sections 90.04 through 90.07 of this Code. (B) Any person, firm or corporation who violates any provision of this Chapter shall be subject to a civil fine of not less than $50, but not more than $100 per day per violation. Each date that a violation of this Chapter continues after a Notice of Violation or Citation has been served in accordance with the terms of this Chapter shall be deemed to constitute a separate offense subject to a separate fine, up to a maximum of $5,000 per citation. (C) In addition to the civil fines set forth in (B), any violator who violates any provision of this Chapter more than once within a 12-month period may be assessed additional civil penalties of $200 per day per violation to a maximum of $5,000 per citation. (D) The City shall possess a lien on property for all fines, penalties, charges, attorneys’ fees, abatement costs if the City has incurred them, and all other reasonable costs associated with enforcing this Chapter, including the costs of placing a lien on a parcel of real property pursuant to this provision. The lien shall take precedence over all other subsequent liens, except state, county, school, and city taxes, and may be enforced by judicial proceedings. Section V of this Ordinance creates a new Section 92.99, which sets forth a penalty and enforcement mechanism for the violation of any provision of Chapter 92 of the Southgate Code of Ordinances. Section 92.99 provides: A) The violation of any Section contained in this Chapter is a civil offense and shall be enforced in the same manner as Sections 90.04 through 90.07 of this Code. (B) Any person, firm or corporation who violates any provision of this Chapter shall be subject to a civil fine of not less than $50, but not more than $100. Each date that a violation of this Chapter continues after a Notice of Violation or Citation has been served in accordance with the terms of this Chapter shall be deemed to constitute a separate offense subject to a separate fine, up to a maximum of $5,000 per citation. (C) In addition to the civil fines set forth in (B), any violator who violates any provision of this Chapter more than once within a 12-month period may be assessed additional civil penalties of $200 per day per violation to a maximum of $5,000 per citation. (D) The City shall possess a lien on property for all fines, penalties, charges, attorneys’ fees, abatement costs if the City has incurred them, and all other reasonable costs associated with enforcing this Chapter, including the costs of placing a lien on a parcel of real property pursuant to this provision. The lien shall take precedence over all other subsequent liens, except state, county, school, and city taxes, and may be enforced by judicial proceedings. Section VI of the Ordinance creates a new Section 94.99, which sets forth a penalty and enforcement mechanism for the violation of any provision of Chapter 94 of the Southgate Code of Ordinances. Section 94.99 provides: (A) The violation of any section in this Chapter is a civil offense and shall be enforced in the same manner as Sections 90.04 through 90.07 of this Code. (B) Any person, firm or corporation who violates §§ 94.01, 94.02, 94.03 or 94.04 shall be subject to a civil fine of not less than $50, but not more than $100. Each false alarm in excess of three in any 365-day period shall constitute a separate offense. (C) The City shall possess a lien on property for all fines, penalties, charges, attorneys’ fees, abatement costs if the City has incurred them, and all other reasonable costs associated with enforcing violations of §§ 90.01, 90.02, 90.03 or 90.04, including the costs of placing a lien on a parcel of real property pursuant to this provision. The lien shall take precedence over all other subsequent liens, except state, county, school, and city taxes, and may be enforced by judicial proceedings. (D) The violation of §§ 94.20 through 94.23 shall be fined in an amount of not less than $10, nor more than $100, imprisoned not more than 90 days, or both fined and imprisoned. Each day of violation shall constitute a separate offense. Section VII of the Ordinance creates a new Section 152.99, which sets forth a penalty and enforcement mechanism for the violation of any provision of Chapter 152 of the Southgate Code of Ordinances. Section 152.99 provides:(A) The violation of any Section contained in this Chapter is a civil offense and shall be enforced in the same manner set forth in §§ 90.04 through 90.07of this Code.(B) Any person, firm or corporation who violates any provision of this Chapter other than § 152.35 shall be subject to a civil fine of not less than $50, but not more than $500. Each date that a violation of this Chapter continues after a Notice of Violation or Citation has been served in accordance with the terms of this Chapter shall be deemed to constitute a separate offense subject to a separate fine, up to a maximum of $5,000 per citation. (C) Any person, firm or corporation who violates § 152.35 shall be subject to a civil fine of not less than $250, but not more than $500. Each date that a violation of this Chapter continues after a Notice of Violation or Citation has been served in accordance with the terms of this Chapter shall be deemed to constitute a separate offense subject to a separate fine, up to a maximum of $5,000 per citation. (D) In addition to the civil fines set forth in (B), any violator who violates any provision of this Chapter more than once within a 12-month period may be assessed additional civil penalties of $200 per day per violation to a maximum of $5,000 per (E) The City shall possess a lien on property for all fines, penalties, charges, attorneys’ fees, abatement costs if the City has incurred them, and all other reasonable costs associated with enforcing this Chapter, including the costs of placing a lien on a parcel of real property pursuant to this provision. The lien shall take precedence over all other subsequent liens, except state, county, school, and city taxes, & may be enforced by judicial proceedings. Section VIII of the Ordinance repeals any conflicting ordinances to the extent of the conflict. Section IX of the Ordinance sets forth its effective date. The first reading of this Ordinance occurred on1/4/2012, & the second reading occurred on12/18/2012, whereby the ordinance was passed, and signed by the Mayor, attested by the Clerk, filed & indexed as provided by law. Certification I, Mary Ann Stewart, attorney for the City of Southgate, Ky, certify that the above constitutes a summary of Ord. No. 12-01 as prepared by myself, pursuant to KRS 83A.060(9). Mary Ann Stewart, Esq.
CITY OF HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, KENTUCKY ORDINANCE NO. 02-2012 AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE TEXT OF ORDINANCE NO. 16-83 COMMONLY REFERRED TO AS THE CITY OF HIGHLAND HEIGHTS ZONING ORDINANCE SECTION 1012.1 BY CHANGING THE MINIMUM ACREAGE FOR PUD OVERLAY FROM 25 ACRES TO 5 ACRES. BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY OF HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, KENTUCKY AS FOLLOWS: Section I That a public hearing was held on January 10, 2012 to consider lowering the minimum acreage requirement for a PUD overlay zone in the City of Highland Heights from 25 acres to 5 acres. Section II That following the public hearing on this matter the City’S Planning and Zoning Commission recommended to the city council that the zoning ordinance be amended as provided below. Section III Section 10.12: I. AREA REQUIREMENTS: No PUD overlay zone shall be permitted on less than ﬁve (5) acres of land. However, development of a smaller tract adjacent to an existing PUD overlay zone, may be permitted, if the proposed development conforms to and extends the original development as if the new area had been a part of the original development. Section IV That this Ordinance shall be signed by the Mayor, attested by the City Clerk/ Treasurer, recorded and published. Same shall be in effect at the earliest time provided by law. First reading of this 17 day of January, 2012. Second reading of this 21 day of February, 2012.
INVITATION TO BID March 1, 2012 PROJECT: Material Bid – Copper 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 13, 2012 Time: 10:00 a.m., local time
At said place and time, and promptly thereafter, all Bids that have been duly received will be publicly opened and read aloud. The proposed purchase is generally described as follows: to supply the Northern Kentucky Water District with 40,000 feet of ¾inch type K soft copper (100’ coils) and 5,000 feet of 1-inch type K soft copper (100’ coils), as described in the Bid Form and other Documents prepared by the Northern Kentucky Water District. Freight shall be included in the bid price. All deliveries are to be made to the Northern Kentucky Water District at 2835 Crescent Springs Road, Erlanger, Kentucky. All Bids must be in accordance with the Bidding Documents on file, and available for examination at: Northern Kentucky Water District, 2835 Crescent Springs Road, Erlanger, Kentucky 41018. Copies of the Bidding Documents may be obtained from the office at the address indicated above by contacting Denise Manning at (859) 426-2718 and questions regarding the bid directed to Ed Prather at (859) 426-2701. There is no charge for these documents. Bids will be received on a unit price basis as described in the Bidding Documents. Bids may be submitted for any one item, multiple items, or all of the items listed in the Bid Form. Owner reserves the right to reject any or all Bids, including without limitation the right to reject any or all nonconforming, non-responsive, incomplete, unbalanced, or conditional Bids, to waive informalities, and to reject the Bid of any Bidder if Owner believes that it would not be in the best interest of Owner to make an award to that Bidder. Owner also reserves the right to negotiate with the selected Bidder to such an extent as may be determined by Owner. Also if, in Owner’s opinion, a particular product and/or supplier offer distinct advantages over other Bidders, the Owner may award to a Bidder that is not the lowest. Distinct advantages may include shipping time, standardization or ultimate economy. Owner reserves the right to have separate awards for individual bid items from different Bidders. Owner further reserves the right to reject all bids, to waive any informalities and to negotiate for the modification of any bid, or to accept a bid which is deemed the most desirable and advantageous from the standpoint of customer value and service and concept of operations, even though such bid may not, on its face, appear to be the lowest price. Evaluation of Bids and the awarding of a final contract are subject to the reciprocal preference for Kentucky resident bidders pursuant to KRS 45A.490 to 45A.494 and (KAR 200 5:400). Minority Bidders are encouraged to bid. Bids shall remain subject to acceptance for 7 days after the day of bid opening. Jack Bragg, CFO Northern Kentucky Water District 1001691692
Published on Mar 1, 2012
Published on Mar 1, 2012