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Gas prices affect local businesses

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So cold

While it was colder and snowier than normal in Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky, it wasn’t close to setting any records for low temperatures or snowfalls. In fact, last winter was colder and produced more snow than this one. NEWS, A3

Officer Phil

Students at Holy Trinity Elementary got a lesson about safety and respect in a fun way through the Officer Phil Program. Using a method of education through entertainment, the program teaches children about safety, crime prevention, values and responsibility using magic and ventriloquism. SCHOOLS, A6

’Breds come close

The Newport Central Catholic High School girls basketball team went into overtime against Calloway County during their first round game of the state Sweet 16. Read more about the nailbiter game and player reaction. SPORTS, A8

Go fish

The Lenten season has started and that means Friday nights are filled with fish fries throughout Campbell County. Reporter Chris Mayhew details what each of the local Friday night dinners has to offer. LIFE, B1

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The recent jump in the price of gas is affecting many local businesses throughout the county. For John Turner, owner of the Fort Thomas-based Turner Lawn & Landscaping, LLC, the increase at the pump has him looking at ways to cut down costs in other ways. Turner, who gets about seven to eight miles per gallon in his work truck, said he has been working to plan more efficient routes, carry only the needed equipment, take advantage of gas deals offered by Kroger and find more customers in the Fort Thomas area as opposed to further away. “In this business, my truck isn’t the only thing that uses gas,” Turner said. “We also have our lawnmowers and weed-eaters and things like that, and it adds up


John Turner, owner of Turner Lawn & Landscape, LLC, fills up the tank of his work truck. The recent rise in gas prices is effecting Turner and other local business owners. pretty quick.” Turner said last year, gas made up about 35 percent of his business’s total expenses, and he

expects that number to rise at least 10 percent this year if gas prices don’t go down. “I’m trying to figure out ways

to make up for that extra money I’m having to spend,” Turner said.

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Fitness conscious Cold Spring plans trails By Chris Mayhew

A plan is in motion to create as much as one additional mile of walking trails in Cold Spring’s Municipal Park. The city is applying for $5,000 in matching federal grant money to create a trail to wind through the park. It would coincide with the new citywide fitness and health initiative led by Mayor Mark Stoeber, who is on a health kick to lose weight through diet and exercise. The “Land and Water” grant application is for U.S. Department of the Interior money distributed through the Kentucky’s Department for Local Government.

Even if the full amount of the grant application isn’t approved, expanding the trails at Municipal Park is something Stoeber desires greatly, said Steve Taylor, city administrator. “The mayor announced the health and wellness so I know that there’s a lot of energy to get this started,” Taylor said. Stoeber announced at the Jan. 24 meeting a new city health and wellness initiative and his own plans to lose weight. Stoeber, 6 feet 3, said he weighed 240 pounds on Jan. 24 and said he has since lost four “easy to lose” pounds at the Feb. 28 council meeting. Stoeber said a wellness section of the city website was under con-

struction that will include a “not so flattering” before photo of him to go with a final weight loss shot that will be posted on the website in the fall. Stoeber said the city has officially partnered with Northern Kentucky University on a “Healthy Monday” coalition that will include places to exercise in the city. A “Get Lean Cold Spring Fitness Expo” is being planned for May 14, Stoeber said. Taylor said the date to apply for the trail grant is March 31, and the city will find out in about two months whether it will receive the full $5,000 matching grant for the estimated $10,000 new trail project.

“It’s going to basically run around the perimeter of the park and connect back up with the sidewalk up front,” he said of the trail project. The new trail will wind through the park and be made of an undetermined composite surface that will be more than dirt so it doesn’t get muddy, Taylor said. “We could turn it into a mile course using the nature trail that’s back there,” he said. Council has approved a resolution to apply for the grant, Taylor said. A public hearing about the grant application was scheduled for 7:30 pm. Monday, March 14. For more about your community, visit

Volunteers continue Sister Maddalena’s mission By Amanda Joering Alley

For more than two decades, Sister Maddalena Guidugli dedicated much of her time to helping those less fortunate in Bellevue and Dayton. In 1986, Guidugli opened the St. Bernard Food Pantry and ran it for 25 years until her death in February. “She spent so much time helping others and this pantry really meant a lot to her,” said Norb Hehman, a volunteer at the pantry. Hehman said Guidugli, who was his teacher in fifth grade, has been an inspiration to him and countless others. Since Guidugli’s death, Hehman and about 10 other volunteers have been working to


Volunteers Mel Bartlett and Darcy Doepker pack boxes of food at the St. Bernard Food Pantry. ensure they keep her pantry going and are working on renaming it the Sister Maddalena Food Pantry in her memory. While the pantry only served about 35 families every month when it began, it now serves about 400 families, which breaks down to about 1,200 people,

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Hehman said. “A large number of people depend on this food as a supplement to get through the month,” Hehman said. “We’re going to keep it going the best we can.” Mariann Dunn, Guidugli’s niece, has been helping out at the pantry and said she knows how

important the work is to the community. “My aunt always did a great job at making sure the pantry had what it needed and making connections in the community to get help,” Dunn said. Dunn said since the pantry is supported completely by donations, keeping those connections with local charities and businesses is important. “It’s very critical for us to maintain those relationships and carry on her mission,” Dunn said. “The volunteers here will make sure this goes on, and I think it is certainly a tribute to my aunt that these folks are committed to this work and willing to take a leadership role.” For more information about the pantry or to donate call the St. Bernard Church at 581-6759.


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Fine arts show planned by city, schools By Chris Mayhew


Wearing a hat as part of Cline Elementary School’s Dr. Seuss-inspired “crazy or silly hat day” Thursday, March 3, second-grade student Lacey Murphy smacks her fists together as part of a fine arts class music lesson about the role of rhythm in children’s music from the West Africa country of Ghana.

The arts have a friend in the City of Cold Spring. Partnering with the three elementary schools within the city, the first city art show has been scheduled at Municipal Park from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 21. Participating are St. Joseph School, a K-8 private Catholic school, and public schools, Cline Elementary School and Crossroads Elementary School. It’s hoped that eventually the art show will become an annual event and grow to include works from adults as well so people can see how art evolves with the age of the artist, said Cold Spring Mayor Mark Stoeber.

“This is a long-term initiative as a fine arts function,” Stoeber said. The initial focus is on the recognition of children by showing art from every grade at all three schools, he said. “But, right now we want to highlight our grade schools and our children,” Stoeber said. Stoeber announced the date for the art show at the Feb. 28 council meeting, and pointed out a wall quilt hanging in council chambers from St. Joseph School that was donated to the city during a recent visit to the school by the mayor and other officials. Stoeber pointed out that the decorative looking heart shapes in red paint on the quilt were created by

kindergarten students placing their hands together. The official name for the art show hasn’t been unveiled yet, said Cline Elementary School Principal Lynn Poe. Poe said she likes the name of “Arts in the Park.” Poe said Cline also has a preschool, and there will be six different pieces of art displayed from each school’s grade level at the show. Additionally, each school will be having their own fine arts performance, and Cline will be doing a performing arts show. “It’s not about a competition or anything, it’s about having an occasion where families can have a walk and enjoy the talents of our students,” she said.


From left, Zack Riley, Conner Shelton and Mattea Meiser, second grade students at Cline Elementary School in Cold Spring, perform on drum and shakers Thursday, March 3, as part of a fine arts music lesson about the role of rhythym in children's music in the Western Africa country of Ghana. Crossroads Elementary School Principal Kim Visse said it’s exciting that the city is being proactive about showcasing the fine arts. Crossroads will bring its student dance team to perform in addition to displaying

student work, she said. “I just think that’s really good for the students to showcase their work outside of school,” Visse said. For more about your community, visit

Extension of A.J. Jolly Park trail to lake proposed

If the county secures about $32,000 in federal grant money, the multi-purpose path along Race Track road will be extended further into the park down to within 60 feet of the edge of the lake. The tentative plan is to double the length of the 4,000-foot trail for bicycling, walking and running along Race Track Road that stops near the entrance of the park, said David Plummer, Campbell County Solid Waste Coordinator. The proposal for the new sec-


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tion of pathway is to create a double loop that reverses back on itself similar to the shape of a figure eight that will continue the trail on the side of the park between the park entrance and the lake, Plummer said. There are also already mountain biking and horse riding trails in the park that are separate. The county’s multipurpose trail starts at the Campbell County Environmental Education Center. “And there’s hiking trails at the environmental education center where our trail starts,” Plummer said.

The county applied for the money through a recreational trails program grant funded through the Federal Highway Administration and administered by the state, Plummer said. If the grant is approved sometime this fall, construction will not start until 2012, he said. It’s the second time the county has applied for the grant, and it wasn’t until October 2010 that the county found out it had been turned down for a similar project in 2010, Plummer said. “The deadline to apply was Feb. 28, and it’s a competitive

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process, so it just depends on if we’re going to get it or not before we move ahead,” he said. The total estimated cost of the project will be $64,000, and the grant will pay for half of that, he said. The county receives credit in the grant application process for contributing labor and equipment to construct the trails that are part of the $64,000 total cost, Plummer said. “The true cost is $6,500 coming out of the county’s coffers,” he said. There is a parks master plan

prices monthly and the trend is most certainly up. “The good thing is my business is up, but that means I have more deliveries, which means it has a bigger impact,” Cade said. A bigger concern is that

that has to be followed, said Campbell County Judge-executive Steve Pendery. For the final route of the trail, Pendery said he thinks the county will seek a little input from people to “do the right thing.” “I think the more accessible we make features of the park, the more people who will be out there using it, and we want that,” Pendery said. “I mean it’s a gorgeous piece of real estate.” For more about your community, visit www.

spending on things like flowers will go down because gas prices are up for his customers, he said. Cade said he hasn’t passed on the extra cost to customers, but what customers paid last month did-


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n’t cover the cost of delivering. “Last month I lost $398 on my delivery fees,” Cade said. Sarah Cole, the owner of Sarellis Cafe & Catering in Fort Thomas, said she is taking the high gas prices in stride and hoping they go down. Currently the cafe offers free delivery, which Cole said she’s hoping not to have to change. “The really hard part has been the catering,” Cole said. “We’re going to have to temporarily raise our delivery fee for catering if the gas prices don’t go down soon.” Cole said the gas prices are also affecting other aspects of her business, including food prices. “Luckily, it hasn’t affected customers coming in,” Cole said. “This has been one of our busiest months.” Barry Jolly, owner of the Wilder-based Jolly Plumbing, said the company has to carry lots of equipment, parts and tools to maintenance service calls. “We drive 375,000 miles a year, and our trucks average about 10 miles a gallon,” Jolly said. The company does have a fuel charge for customers, but with the way the economy is and jobs being bid very competitively, he can’t increase that fuel charge right now, he said. “When we see the gas prices spike, we see our bottom line drop,” Jolly said. For more about your community, visit www.


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Rechtin seeks support for ‘smoking permitted’ signs Campbell County Commissioner Ken Rechtin said there should be a discussion to see if Northern Kentucky leaders have interest in his idea of posting warning signs where smoking is permitted inside an establishment. It shouldn’t be controversial because the side of a pack of cigarettes says the same thing, that smoking is bad for a person’s health, Rechtin said. Commissioner Brian Painter said there’s no need for the county to pass

an ordinance to post signs at the front doors of businesses. If the Northern Kentucky Health Department wants to take up the sign issue, it’s within that agency’s authority to do so, Painter said. Support for a regional ordinance posting signs where smoking is permitted inside is unlikely, especially because there seems to be no interest from Boone County, said Commissioner Pete Garrett. “The way things sit now, I don’t see it happening,” Garrett said. Campbell County Judge-

Winter cold, snowy – but not as bad as last year These are the average temperatures for ten coldest winters in Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky. The ranking and average temperatures for the past two winters are below the top 10. This winter might seem like an especially harsh one because of the long stretches with snow on the ground. While it was colder and snowier than normal in Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky, it wasn’t close to setting any records for low temperatures or snowfalls. In fact, last winter was colder and produced more snow than this one. This winter appeared worse to many than it really was because Cincinnati had 43 days with at least

one inch of snow on the ground, according to the National Weather Service in Wilmington, Ohio. That’s the most since the winter of 2002-03 and Cincinnati’s sixth highest recorded total. The winter’s consistently cold temperatures caused the snow to remain on the ground for an unusually high number of days, the weather service said. The average temperature this winter was 29.5 degrees, with the normal being 32.8. The meteorological winter runs from Dec. 1 to Feb. 28. This was the region’s 18th coldest winter. But last winter, with an average temperature of 29 degrees, was a little colder, ranking as the 15th coldest winter. This winter, Cincinnati region’s snowfall has been

executive Steve Pendery said a proposal to post smoking-permitted signs outside of businesses that are open to the public, will be discussed during regular meetings of the three judgeexecutives of Boone, Kenton and Campbell counties, and possibly at meetings where all three counties’ Fiscal Courts meet together every so often. If Kenton County keeps their existing smoking law, they might not want to add a sign ordinance, Pendery said. For more about your community, visit www.

Coldest winters

1. 1977-78 - 21.8 degrees 2. 1976-77 - 23.1 3. 1917-18 - 24.4 4. 1962-63 - 25.0 5. 1903-04 - 27.8 6. 1919-20 - 27.8 7. 1981-82 - 27.8 8. 1855-56 - 28.2 9. 1963-64 - 28.4 10.1969-70 - 28.4 15. 2009-10 - 29.0 18. 2010-11 - 29.3 Source: National Weather Service in Wilmington, Ohio

chology Center. Among the programs moving there will be Mathematics and Statistics, developmental math and the Kentucky Center for Mathematics. It will all happen as the College of Informatics moves into its new $53 million Griffin Hall on the other side of campus, clearing space in AS&T for the business school. All of the units will gain more space but the biggest beneficiary in increased visibility will be the business school. Interim Dean Margaret

Myers said the moves will provide not only room for growth but also space for student groups, study rooms and other specialized spaces. “It creates a community within a coherent physical space,” she said. “It’s a wonderful thing for us.” The college includes about 2,400 students, including about 400 graduate students, and 57 fulltime professors. Most faculty offices are in the BEP building now but classes are taught all over campus. Kentucky News Srvice

Campbell Co. votes to keep in-house IT Campbell County will not completely contract out its information technology department, as Commissioner Ken Rechtin suggested officials investigate doing. Instead, the county’s fiscal court voted 3-1 Wednesday to advertise for and hire a new information technology director to oversee the 2.5-person department that handles many computer and electronics repairs for the county and nine other agencies while also hiring companies to handle specific projects. Rechtin during recent meetings has urged colleagues to evaluate the costs and worthiness of hiring a company, rather than hiring a replacement for the IT-director position, who likely would be paid between $68,000 and $84,000. Other governments “are doing this,” he said. “This

isn’t rocket science.” Some multimillion-dollar businesses entirely contract out their IT work, he said. “I’m trying to look out for the best fiscal bang for the buck that we can get,” he added, noting that pensionand healthcare-benefit costs for government employees in Kentucky are high and quickly rising. Rechtin was outvoted by Judge-executive Steve Pendery and commissioners Pete Garrett and Brian Painter, who argued the county needs someone with expertise to deal with IT companies, oversee their work, and ensure the county isn’t billed for unnecessary services. Garrett noted Campbell County’s IT people also perform work for nine local entities, including the cities of Bellevue, Dayton, Wilder and Cold Spring, the Campbell County Cable Board and local fire entities.

Eagle Scouts

On Thursday, Feb. 17, Zack Lanham, a junior from Newport High School, traveled to our State Capitol in Frankfort, Kentucky, to be recognized as a 2010 Eagle Scout Recipient. Along with other Eagle Scouts from Northern Kentucky, Zack was recognized by the Senate, House of Representatives, and met Gov. Steve Beshear. Zack is the son of Bill and Brenda Lanham of Southgate.

32.4 inches, way above the normal snowfall of 23.6. But it’s below last winter’s snowfall tally of 38 inches. In mid-January, this area was on track to surpass last winter’s snowfall. By Jan. 17, the snowfall had reached 22.4 inches, the most at that point in the season than all but five other Cincinnati winters since 1900. But since Jan. 17, only 1.2 inches of snow has fallen.

NKU shuffles departments’ locations With prospects dwindling for a new business school building in the next decade, Northern Kentucky University is shuffling departments to fit the unit into one existing building on the Highland Heights campus. The shuffling includes: NKU says it will dedicate the entire Applied Science & Technology building to the Haile/U.S. Bank College of Business starting this summer, calling it the Business Academic Center. That will free space in what now is called the Business, Education and Psy-


Aside from the vacant director position, the county also has a full-time IT specialist and a part-time intern. Garrett said outsourcing all IT needs might prompt the other nine agencies to go elsewhere for IT needs. Painter agreed with Rechtin that steps need to be taken to limit Kentucky’s generous benefits for public employees. But he said the county needs a “basic level of expertise to do some leadership.” In another cost-related matter, Rechtin said at a recent Municipal Government League meeting local officials were told Kentucky law would allow local governments - such as Kenton, Campbell and Boone counties - to pool their healthinsurance programs in efforts to reduce premiums. Rechtin suggested the county consider doing that. Kentucky News Service


Fort Thomas Eagle Scout Ryan Mahoney of Troop 70, met Gov. Steve Beshear during a Feb. 17 Eagle Scout recognition ceremony in Frankfort.

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On Saturday, April 2, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., the Northern Kentucky Children’s Advocacy Center (NKCAC) will sponsor Pancakes for Prevention at Crittenden Baptist Church, 215 Russell Drive, in Crittenden. The event will begin with the members of the church serving an all-American breakfast and will conclude with a free Darkness to Light’s Stewards of Children training, facilitated by NKCAC staff. Darkness to Light’s Stewards of Children focuses on providing everyday tools to help

adults prevent and identify child sexual abuse. This event, sponsored by the NKCAC and hosted by Crittenden Baptist Church, will kick off Child Abuse Prevention Month.


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Charity Night marks 10th year Charity Night at the Tables will celebrate its 10th anniversary on Saturday, March 19, making winners of eight Northern Kentucky nonprofits in a splashy night of Monte Carlo gaming. The event, subtitled “A Celebration of Community Giving,” is scheduled from 7 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. in the Maker’s Mark VIP Tent at Turfway Park in Florence. This year’s event received a record number of applications from area nonprofits, said Ruth Eger, executive director of the Northern Kentucky Leadership Foundation. This year’s participating charities are Boone County

CASA, Emergency Cold Shelter of Northern Kentucky, New Perceptions Inc., Northern Kentucky Children’s Advocacy Center, Parish Kitchen, Senior Services of Northern Kentucky, Steinford Toy Foundation and The Life Learning Center. Organizers are planning to recognize Ted Bushelman, the Florence City Council member who died March 6, near the “Big Wheel” that he emceed during past Charity Nights at the Tables. Bushelman was at a Charity Night planning meeting on March 5. The Maker’s Mark VIP Tent will feature casino games like roulette, black-

jack, The Big Wheel and poker, using “fun money” to help charities. Each $75 ticket will offer a grazing buffet from appetizers to dessert, beer, wine and soft drinks and fun money to get started. Naked Karate Girls, a high-energy party band that gets audiences dancing, will play non-stop from 10 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. The doors will open for fans of the band at 9:45 p.m. These tickets will be $30 at the door. Players put their chips toward any of the eight charities. The charity with the most chips at the end of the night gets first choice on a horse in the Vinery Racing Spiral Stakes, Turfway’s


Northern Kentucky Leadership Foundation members have worked for months planning Charity Night at the Tables on March 19. Back row, from left: Doug Allender, Tamora Rademacher, Tom Waller, Erin Lindsay, Lindsey Armstrong, Michelle Proud, Tony Bonomini and Ralph Dusing. Front row: Chairperson Kelley Jensen, the late Ted Bushelman and Ruth Eger. A special tribute to Bushelman is expected during the event. Kentucky Derby prep race, the following week. If that horse wins, the charity gets $10,000. The charity with

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Officer Phil brings safety information to Holy Trinity

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Hands-on learning

Volunteer Barb Shively talks to Johnson Elementary School students Angelica Jackson (right) and Kate Carris during the COSI on Wheels’ “What’s Wild” Program, where students learned about different animals.


Cici Murphy helps Lela Grillot with her binoculars for a bird scavenger hunt during the program.

Students at Holy Trinity Elementary got a lesson about safety and respect in a fun way through the Officer Phil Program. Using a method of education through entertainment, the program teaches children about safety, crime prevention, values and responsibility using magic and ventriloquism. “We’ve been coming into elementary schools for years doing this program and the kids really seem to enjoy it,” said Tom Rozoff, who presents to the students using the name “Magic Tom.” Rozoff, who worked for years as a magician, said being part of the program is great because he gets to do what he loves while teaching children valuable lessons. The program came to Holy Trinity Monday, March 7, through a grant written by the Bellevue Police Department and by selling advertisements to local businesses to put in a safety book that is given to all the students. “We would really like to thank Chief (Bill) Cole for writing this grant for us,” said Principal Jeff Finke. “I think it’s good for students to learn about safety in a fun and interactive way, and the Officer Phil program provides that.” Finke said when information is presented in a fun way, the students are more likely to remember it. During the program, Rozoff used magic tricks and puppet ventriloquism to teach the students about treating each other with respect, vehicle safety, accident prevention, not littering and not bullying. Rozoff said the program has eight presenters that perform in 21 different states. While they have some general topics they cover in regards to


Tom Rozoff, who played the role of “Magic Tom,” does a magic trick to teach children at Holy Trinity Elementary School about respect during the Officer Phil Program.


Holy Trinity students Marleigh Lawler and Luke Hopkins help Tom Rozoff with a magic trick. being safe and showing respect to people and places, they work with the schools and police departments to address any pressing issues they may be having.

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COLLEGE CORNER Stone named to dean’s list

Clayton Stone of Wilder was named to the dean’s list for the fall semester at Florida Institute of Technology in Melbourne, Fla. Stone is an ocean engineering major. To be included on the dean’s list, a student must complete 12 or more credits with a semester grade point average of at least a 3.4.

Grosser on Drury dean’s list


Carson Schwalbach tries to catch a pretend fish during the program.

Christopher James Grosser of Fort Thomas was named to the dean’s list at Drury University, Springfield, Mo., for the fall semester. To be named to the dean’s list a student must achieve a grade point average of 3.6 or higher with a course load of at least 12 hours.

McMahon interns at UK

Alex Bach uses his binoculars to search for pictures of birds. AMANDA JOERING ALLEY/STAFF

Kenneth McMahon of Fort Thomas, a junior at Centre College, participated in an internship at the University of Kentucky during the three-week winter term. Kenneth is a graduate of Highlands High School.

Morehead State dean’s list

The following local students were named to the dean’s list for the 2010 fall semester at Morehead State University: Emily Castle of Wilder, Melissa Murray of Cold Spring, Kevin Smith of Cold Spring, Nicholas Apke of Alexandria, Kaitlyn Carr of Alexandria, Tyler Carver of Alexandria, Samantha Corman of Alexandria, Kyle Fancher of Alexandria, Alyssa Franklin of Alexandria, Kristina Green of Alexandria, Julie

Lang of Alexandria, Brittany Peters, Kenton Sandfoss, Andrea Sinclair, Elizabeth Waymeyer of Alexandria, Morgan Woeste of Alexandria, Scott Goforth of Fort Thomas, McKenzie Hicks of Fort Thomas, Molly Hicks of Fort Thomas, David Jump of Fort Thomas and Michael Schneider of Fort Thomas. To be named to the list, a full-time student must achieve at least a 3.5 grade point average on a 4.0 scale for the current semester.

Three named to dean’s list

Kenneth McMahon, Sarah Swauger and Corwyn Wyatt, all graduates of Highlands High School, were named to the fall dean’s list at Centre College. To be named to the dean’s list a student must maintain at least a 3.6 grade point average. Kenneth is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Michael McMahon of Fort Thomas. Sarah is the daughter of Michael and Georgiana Swauger of Fort Thomas. Corwyn is the son of Jeffrey and Melissa Wyatt of Fort Thomas.

Bishop named to dean’s list

Michael Bishop, a graduate of Dayton High School, was named to the fall dean’s list at Centre College. To be named to the dean’s list a student must maintain at least a 3.6 grade point average. Michael is the son of Georgia Bishop of Highland Heights.

Fisher in Delta Epsilon Iota

The Delta Epsilon Iota Academic Honor Society has selected Chelsea Webb Fisher for membership in the

local chapter at the University of Kentucky. Fisher is a 2009 graduate of Bellevue High School. She is the daughter of Julie Webb Fisher and the granddaughter of Virgil and Dottie Webb of Bellevue.

Bray, Stein on honor roll

Dominique Anna Bray and Luke Elliott Stein, both of Newport, were named to the fall honor roll list at Gardner-Webb University, Boiling Springs, N.C. To make the honor roll list a student must achieve a grade point average between 3.2-3.7 for a semester. Bray is majoring in communication studies and Stein is majoring in economics/finance.

Bernecker earns degree

Barbara Bernecker of Highland Heights graduated with an associate of applied science degree in paralegal studies from Kaplan University on Feb. 5.

Univ. of Dayton dean’s list

The following local students were named to the dean’s list for the fall 2010 semester at the University of Dayton: Alex Antony of Highland Heights, international studies; Kevin Black of Cold Spring, electrical engineering; John Bardo, mechanical engineering; Kathryn Schaber of Fort Thomas, mathematics; Amy Schultz of Fort Thomas, civil engineering; William Scott of Fort Thomas, pre-medicine and Molly Flottman of Cold Spring, chemistry. To be named to the dean’s list at UD, a student must achieve a grade point average of 3.5 or higher.


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Zaniello to highlight lecture series Northern Kentucky University announced that Dr. Tom Zaniello will be the featured speaker in an English Emeritus Professor Lecture Series event from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, March 24, in NKU’s Steely Library Room 102. The lecture, which is free and open to the public, will also include a reception and time for questions. Zaniello’s lecture is titled "Hitchcock from A to Z: The Man Who Knew Too Much." It will concentrate on the suspense and thriller films

Hitchcock is best known for, but also on his lesserknown works on antiNazi/Nietzsche and other political films. Zaniello taught literature and writing courses at NKU from 1972 to 2009. He was director of NKU’s Honors Program from 1995 to 2009, which grew under his leadership from two courses and 20 students to more than 60 courses and 500 students. He is also the author of two books for Cornell University Press, "The Cinema

of Globalization" (2007) and "Working Stiffs, Union Maids, Reds, and Riffraff: An Expanded Guide to Films about Labor" (2003). He currently teaches film studies courses for the University of Maryland, on-line courses on Hitchcock and Globalization and Digital Film for NKU, and labor and globalization film courses for the National Labor College. For more information, contact the NKU Department of English 859-5725416.


Circus time

Ringmaster Adam Dunn smiles for the camera during Moyer Elementary School’s Kindergarten Circus Feb. 24.


Let them eat cake

For students at St. Joseph, Cold Spring, Fat Tuesday is an opportunity to do something for their school. Student Council sold ice cream sandwiches at lunch and held a cake raffle to raise money for their projects around the school. Representatives from student council made cakes that were raffled off to each grade level. Haley Hickman won the cake that was made for the kindergarten class, and she couldn’t wait to eat it.

Locals featured in ‘An Evening at the Cabaret’ Campbell County High graduates and Transylvania University juniors Allison Fender and Robin Kunkel and Bishop Brossart High School graduate and Transylvania sophomore Lindsay Studer recently performed in the Transylvania music program’s “An Evening at the Cabaret: As Seen on TV.” The show featured songs performed by soloists as well as the Transylvania Choir, Transylvania Singers women’s choir, Pioneer

Voices men’s choir, Grace Notes female a capella group and Formerly Know As a cappella group. Fender, Kunkel and Studer performed a “60s TV Medley” with the Transylvania Singers and Pioneer Voices. Kunkel, in addition to singing with the Transylvania Singers, also performed “The Office” theme song with Grace Notes and “Forget You” (from “Glee”) with three other students. Fender, a studio art major, is the daughter of

Robert and Kimber Fender of Melbourne, Ky. Kunkel, a drama major, is the daughter of Steve and Cynthia Kunkel of Alexandria. Studer, a music technology major, is the daughter of Paul and Melissa Studer of Cold Spring. Transylvania, founded in 1780, is the nation’s sixteenth oldest institution of higher learning and is consistently ranked in national publications as one of the top liberal arts colleges in the country.


Hamish Rayner leads children playing dogs through their tricks.

SCHOOL NOTES The Bishop Brossart Music department, in conjunction with the district grade schools, will sponsor its third annual District Music concert Sunday, March 20, at 3 p.m., at the St. Philip parish center in Melbourne. Admission is free but donations will go directly to the school's music programs. The concert will feature the many talented musicians from BBHS, St. Joseph Cold Spring and Camp Springs, St. Mary, St. Philip, and Sts. Peter & Paul. For more information call 859-635-2108 or contact

Skills USA award

Bishop Brossart High School senior Billy Frilling earned first place in Automotive Technology at the Skills USA Champions at Work regional competition in February. Billy is the son of Earl and Theresa Frilling of Melbourne.

NCC performs Seussical the Musical

The Gala Performance of Seussical the Musical is Friday, April 8, 2011, beginning at 6:00 pm with cocktails

and hors d’oeuvres, and curtain time scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Gala Performance tickets are $45 per person. All proceeds benefit the NCC Tuition Assistance Fund. For more details regarding the Gala, contact Scott ‘82 and Jane Grosser at 859-4419568. Call the NCC Ticket Line for regular performances tickets beginning March 7, 859307-1606. • Saturday, April 9 – Regular performance – 7:30 p.m. $8 • Sunday, April 10 - Green Eggs and Ham Brunch performance - Brunch served from 1 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. - $10 • Friday, April 15 – Regular performance – 7:30 p.m. - $8 • Saturday, April 16 – Regular performance – 7:30 p.m. - $8 • Sunday, April 17 – Regular performance matinee – 2:30 p.m. - $8

Joshua Cummins, AJ Beckerich, Robby Hill, Sara De Moss, Alex Russell, Dakota Key, Alex Wildhaber, Taylor Rydzewski, Doug Strange, Doug Long, Steven Mullikin, Carson William, Robby Hill and Lauren Thornberry.

Senior class play

The Bishop Brossart High School Class of 2011 will present “Oklahoma” April 1517, at St. Joseph Memorial Hall. Tickets will go on sale after spring break (March 28April 4).


Engineering students take awards

The following Campbell County High School engineering technology students in the school’s Technology Students Association brought home 19 awards from the recent regional competition: Jed Lainhart, John Beckmeyer,

Strong men Robert Arnberg and Aiden Nevels show off their strength during the circus.


12 Grand Lake Fort Thomas Open Sunday, March 13 1pm-3pm


Student concert



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The Newport Central Catholic High School girls basketball team has plenty of experience this year against the best teams and players in the state of Kentucky. Experience was almost enough in the team’s firstround game at the Sweet 16 girls state tournament, but Northern Kentucky’s seemingly annual bad luck in the tournament won in the end. So did Calloway County and senior forward Averee Fields, who eliminated the

Thoroughbreds lose 6 seniors By James Weber

Newport Central Catholic had six seniors play their final game. Senior starting guards Kiley Bartels, Hannah Thiem and Brittany Fryer were part of the All “A” Classic state championship in 2010. They won the 36th District each of the past three years, and this season, earned the school’s first Ninth Region championship since 2005. They have also ruled the Northern Kentucky Athletic Conference in Division II in that time. They will end their careers with reserves Ally Buchanan, Christine Ciafardini and Paige Piccola, who were also part of those achievements. “They had a great three years,” NCC head coach Ron Dawn said. “We’ve won the district and conference three times. We’re undefeated at home this year. We have a lot of things to be proud of. Only one team gets to go home happy this week.” Freshman Nicole Kiernan, the lone post player in the NewCath rotation, had 17 points and 11 rebounds in her first Sweet 16 game. Kiernan showed a variety of moves against Calloway County’s tough inside players, including two left-handed turnaround shots in the lane. She was 9-of-9 from the free-throw line. Kiernan, in her first season as starter, averaged nearly 11 points per game this year and eight rebounds. “It’s easy to see how much confidence we have in her because so many times we tried to pound it


Newport Central Catholic senior Hannah Thiem hits a three-pointer against Calloway County March 10 during the first round of the Houchens Industries/KHSAA Girls Sweet 16 at Diddle Arena in Bowling Green. NCC lost 62-57 in overtime. in to her,” said Dawn. “Nikki has a ton of potential. She has things to work on and I know she will. She’s going to get better and hopefully she gets another shot to get down here.” NewCath started the season 3-3, losing to Boone County, DuPont Manual and Anderson County. NCC beat Boone in the Ninth Region final. Manual was Seventh Region champs and is in the state quarterfinals. Anderson was Eighth Region runner-up. After that, NewCath lost a four-point heart-breaker to Monroe County (also Fourth Region runner-up) in the All “A” state semifinals, and then the overtime thriller against Calloway County.



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Lakers end ’Breds’ Sweet 16 hopes By James Weber

Newport Central Catholic senior Kiley Bartels shoots over Abby Futrell (14) of Calloway County March 10 during the first round of the Houchens Industries/KHSAA Girls Sweet 16 at Diddle Arena in Bowling Green. NCC lost 6257 in overtime.


“I’m proud of what we accomplished this year,” Dawn said. “Nobody expected us to win our region. I felt we played a great schedule. We played about 10 teams that were ranked in the top 20 in the state all season. To do what we did, I’m really proud of them.” NCC’s experience this year on the bigger floors and backdrops in tourneys at Eastern Kentucky University (All “A” state) and Northern Kentucky University (Ninth Region) helped them at Western Kentucky University. “The All ‘A’ is something we put so much into,” Dawn said. “It’s something we really strive for because it’s difficult for a small school to win this. We know that. Winning (the All ‘A’) last year, we got a lot of experience from that and even this year, going to the semis really helped us.”


All 12 players who suited up for NewCath for the Sweet 16 got into the game. Four reserves entered the game for the first time late as three players fouled out down the stretch. Starters were Thiem, Bartels, Fryer, Kiernan and Aubrey Muench. Subs were Olivia Huber, Christina Seibert, Ally Buchanan, Christine Ciafardini, Alex Schalk, Paige Piccola and Jamie Kohls. Season statistics (not counting Sweet 16 game): Scoring: Kiernan 10.8, Bartels 10.4, Thiem 9.7, Fryer 7.9, Muench 7.1. Three-pointers: Thiem 46, Fryer 24, Bartels 13. Rebounds: Kiernan 7.8, Muench 4.1, Fryer 2.9, Thiem 2.4.

Thoroughbreds 62-57 in overtime in the state tourney March 10 at Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green. NewCath finished the season 25-5 after a 3-3 start to the season. Calloway continued on to Friday’s quarterfinals against Sheldon Clark. NewCath was in its first Sweet 16 since 2005 and third overall, but they remain without a win in the tourney. “We expected to be here but I don’t think anyone else did,” said NewCath head coach Ron Dawn of a team that wasn’t picked in the top two in the region. “Any team that gets here has to expect to get here. We did. It was a good accomplishment in that way. We lost to a very good team with a great player. I’m proud of these girls.” After a tense fourth quarter that featured seven ties, Calloway scored the first six points of overtime. NewCath got within three points late, but was scrambling as two starters and sixth-player Olivia Huber had fouled out. A threepointer by Alex Schalk missed to end NewCath’s chances. Fields, a 6-foot senior forward headed to play for West Virginia in the Big East Conference, scored 30 points to lead the way. A quick and powerful athlete, Fields was 10-of-21 from the floor and 10-of-15 from the free-throw line. She also notched nine rebounds, four assists, five blocked shots and six steals. “They were pretty much what we expected,” Dawn said. “They did a much better job defensively then we had seen in scouting. They didn’t give us many good looks. Fields is awfully good. She was pretty much what we expected, maybe even better.” Many of Fields’ steals came in “pickpocket” fashion, as she poked the ball away from a NewCath player from behind. NCC had 14 turnovers in the first half and 22 for the game, which Dawn said may have been a season high. Fields often brought the ball upcourt in transition and got many of her points that way, as Dawn felt his team didn’t do a good enough job making her change direction in traffic. “I thought in the halfcourt we did a pretty good job on her,” Dawn said. “She got so many in transition. She’s just so good. She’s very athletic, and she has great size.” NCC senior Brittany

Fryer, like she did on Boone County’s Sydney Moss four days earlier, had the individual matchup most of the time on Fields. “I just tried to contain her and keep her in front of me, make her turn towards my help defense,” Fryer said. “I just had to force her a certain way.” While Fields and the Lakers were a tough challenge, NewCath was up to it from the get-go. The Thoroughbreds led 22-12 with six minutes left in the second period. Fryer and Hannah Thiem had a pair of three-point baskets each and Fryer had eight points overall. Nicole Kiernan had six points on free throws. Kiley Bartels had a basket. But right around then, Calloway switched to a matchup zone defense that slowed the Breds down and they didn’t score the rest of the quarter. NewCath was still up by six, 22-16, in the final seconds when the team turned it over. Calloway got the ball to guard Karlee Wilson, who shot it from half-court near the right baseline. It went nothing but net and the elated Lakers rushed off the court as their fans went wild. “That was a major momentum swing,” CC coach Scott Sivills said. “It really gave us a jolt of confidence.” Said Dawn: “We got over that. I’m sure they got some momentum from it, but we battled back. That shot was even contested. It happens.” NewCath may not have been affected, but Calloway used that jolt of confidence to start the third quarter on a 15-5 run, nine of them coming from Fields. NCC trailed 34-27, but Thiem brought them back with a pair of three-pointers in the final minute of the quarter. “We had two or three sets strictly for Hannah to get a three, and she knocked them down,” Dawn said. “You can run the greatest play in the world, but you got to knock the shots down, and she did. She’s done that all year, her whole career actually.” Thiem’s heroics set up a frenetic final quarter. Fields scored two more baskets to start the period, putting Calloway up five. But Bartels scored two baskets in a row, and a three-pointer by Thiem tied the game at 40 with 4:40 left. The teams would be tied six more times in regulation, as the ‘Breds never led but kept coming back. Kiernan hit two baskets to tie the game, then Bartels


Newport Central Catholic freshman Nicole Kiernan battles for a rebound with Alyssa Cunningham of Calloway County March 10 during the first round of the Houchens Industries/KHSAA Girls Sweet 16 at Diddle Arena in Bowling Green. NCC lost 62-57 in overtime. scored a layup to knot the contest at 48. The teams then traded a single free throw to get to 49-all. After Fields made a layup, Kiernan hit two free throws to forge a 51-51 deadlock with 18 seconds left. Taylor Futrell made two foul shots with 15 seconds left to put Calloway on top, then Bartels drove the lane and drew a foul. She made both freebies with five seconds to go, then Abby Futrell nearly ended the game with a three-point shot that hit the front rim three times before falling away. Thiem led NCC with 18 points, 15 on three-pointers. Kiernan had 17 points and 11 rebounds. Bartels scored 14 and Brittany Fryer 8. Bartels had six assists. The loss continued a tough decade for Northern Kentucky teams in the girls state tournament. Since Holmes reached the semifinals in 2002, the Ninth Region is 3-9 and has not made the semifinals. Counting local teams in the 8th and 10th Regions, the record goes to 4-13. But the Thoroughbreds will treasure getting down there in the first place. “It was a great experience,” Thiem said. “I never made it down here and I got here my senior year. Playing here and seeing what we can do, it didn’t go our way but we’ll move on.” See more sports coverage at blogs/presspreps.

Brossart claims indoor track championship By James Weber

Bishop Brossart won the boys championship in Class 1A at the indoor MasonDixon Games track and field meet March 5 in Maysville. The meet is the state championship for indoor track, though not an official championship recognized by the Kentucky High School Athletic Association. An indoor meet has most of the same meets as an outdoor meet, with some different distances involved.

The Mustangs got individual titles from Matt Stover in the long jump and Zac Holtkamp in the 800. Brossart won 13 top-eight medals overall to score 78 points in the meet. Brossart won nine girls medals, four from Melanie Fleissner including one relay. NewCath won five boys medals and six girls medals in 1A. Several of NCC’s top athletes were still involved in basketball and did not participate in indoor track.

Bellevue boys

Nolan Rechtin: 8th in 400 (56.03). 4x400: 6th (3:54.19), Tyler Howe, Jordan Roberts, Noah Placke, Nolan Rechtin.

Bellevue girls

Danielle Swope: 8th in 400 (1:08.93), 4th in 55 hurdles (10.12). Brittany Bohn: 3rd in high jump (410). Mindi Reynolds: 8th in triple jump (28-10.5).

Bishop Brossart boys

Matt Stover: 7th in 55 (7.05), state champ in long jump (19-11.25) Brett Evans: 4th in 400 (53.96). Clay Elam: 3rd in 55 hurdles (8.66). Zac Holtkamp: State champ in 800 (2:05.45), 2nd in 1,500 (4:22.94).

Andy Wolfer: 5th in 3,000 (9:57.28). Simon Burkhardt: 6th in pole vault (8-0). Jake Hartig: 6th in triple jump (3410). Jason Hering: 2nd in shot put (397.5). 4x200: 3rd (1:40.88), Josh Beckerich, Brett Evans, Clay Elam, Matt Stover. 4x400: State champs (3:43.89), Clay Elam, Zac Holtkamp, Alex Schwartz, Brett Evans. 4x800: 6th (9:41.44), Brian Neltner, Sean Tieman, Zac Holtkamp, Alex Schwartz.

Bishop Brossart girls

Melanie Fleissner: 5th in 55 (8.10), 2nd in 55 hurdles (9.77), 6th in triple jump (29-8)

Sarah Klump: 2nd in 400 (1:04.20), 6th in long jump (13-5.75). Olivia Johnston: 6th in 3,000 (12:16.76). Julia Steffen: 8th in high jump (46). 4x200: 2nd (1:56.50), Melanie Fleissner, Sarah Klump, Julia Steffen, Samantha Cetrulo. 4x400: 3rd (4:37.35), Natalie Fielders, Sarah Klump, Shelly Neiser, Samantha Cetrulo.

Newport Central Catholic boys

Sam Barth: 8th in 800 (2:15.86). Michael Froendhoff: 6th in 55 hurdles (9.20), 4th in triple jump (3610.25). Sam Schaefer: 3rd in pole vault (10-6). John Paolucci: 4th in shot put (388.75).

Newport Central Catholic girls

Morgan Dubuc: 3rd in 400 (1:05.33). Mallory Niemer: Champ in 800 (2:31.97). Emma Heil: 4th in high jump (410). 4x200: 4th (2:00.87), Ashley Swope, Katrina Hlebiczki, Madison Little, Morgan Stockslager. 4x400: 2nd (4:34.58), Morgan Dubuc, Katrina Hlebiczki, Madison Little, Ashley Swope. 4x800: 6th (11:17.87), Katrina Hlebiczki, Jamie Kruer, Mallory Niemer, Emily Weyer.

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Sports & recreation

Campbell County dominates bowling By James Weber

The Campbell County High School bowling teams dominated the regular season in Northern Kentucky. The Camels had their work cut out for them in the regional tournament but


Brianne Vogelpohl of Campbell County gets set to bowl March 5 during the Northern Kentucky regional bowling tournament at La Ru Lanes in Highland Heights.

dominated when it counted to claim the team championship March 5 at La Ru Lanes in Highland Heights. Both the Camels boys and girls teams will compete in the state tournament March 19-20 at Eastland Lanes in Lexington. “We’ve had a really good season, so it was nice to finish it off,” Campbell senior Tyler Losey said. “We’re looking for a good performance at state.” Bowling is not sanctioned by the Kentucky High School Athletic Association but will be beginning next school year. KHSAA Assistant Commissioner Angela Passafiume, who oversees bowling, came to the regional tournament to observe how the tourney worked. The Camel boys team defeated Walton-Verona 3-2 in the championship final. The format was best-of-five Baker games, in which five bowlers alternate frames within one 10-frame game. Campbell won 194-157 in the fifth and deciding game. They were consistent in the final, rolling in order, 180-203-205-183-194. The Camels had the best team record this year at 768, and posted a 191 team average, nine pins higher than second-place Newport,

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Ready or not, while many of us are absorbed in March Madness, the next sports season in Kentucky high school athletics will spring into action March 21. Teams in tennis, track and field, baseball and softball have already been hard at work since Feb. 15, and some track teams started even earlier, participating in indoor meets. Here is a look at some of the top games and meets this spring season. The Recorder will have more on local teams in the coming weeks.


Memorial, Bellevue. April 7: All “A” 8th Region begins. April 8-9: Scott Knochelman memorial, Covington Catholic. April 11: Start of 9th Region All “A”. April 16: Start of 10th Region All “A”. April 16-17: Doc Morris scholarship tourney, four sites. April 29-30: Bryan Stevenson Memorial, Scott High School. May 14: Coach Connor Classic, Dixie Heights. Postseason start: May 22. State tourney: June 1318 at Applebee’s Park in Lexington. Sixteen regional champions will participate.

Bowling regional results

Seeding (six individuals): 1. Campbell County 1,192, 2. Boone County 1,149, 3. Simon Kenton 1,110, 4. Newport 1,051, 5. Scott 1,013, 6. Walton-Verona 968, 7. Cooper 946, 8. Highlands 888. Quarterfinals: Campbell d. Highlands, Scott d. Newport, Cooper d. Boone, Walton-Verona d. Simon Kenton. Semifinals: Campbell d. Scott 3-1, W-V d. Cooper 3-2. Finals: Campbell d. Walton-Verona 3-2. Singles (four games): 1. Brad Hightchew (Boone) 874, 2. Zac Dicken (Cooper) 848, 3. Austin Crone (Simon Kenton) 841, 4. Matt Chalk (Campbell) 823, 5. James Losey (Campbell) 814, 6. Jordan Racke (Campbell) 813, 7. Justin Tallon (Campbell) 808, Chris Hamilton (Dixie Heights) 801.

Girls regional results


Campbell County High School bowlers celebrate with their championship trophy March 5 during the Northern Kentucky regional bowling tournament at La Ru Lanes in Highland Heights. who was 73-11 for the year. “They’ve been pretty solid all year,” Camels assistant coach T.J. Vogelpohl said. “We shot well today and pulled through.” Three Camels averaged 190 or better for the season. Overall, they have eight bowlers who average 175 or better, and three of them were spectators in the finals. Starters in the finals were Tyler Losey, Matt Chalk, Jake Harris, Jordan Racke and Justin Tallon, with Tallon anchoring the fifth and 10th frames. “It’s nice to know that everyone has the capability to do something,” Losey


April 1-2: Tournament of Champions at RiverShore complex, Hebron. April 8-9: Kenton County Invitational, Simon Kenton. April 8-9: Brossart Invitational. April 15: All “A” 8th Region begins. April 26: All “A” 10th Region begins. May 2: All “A” 9th Region begins. May 14-15: All “A” state tourney. Postseason start: May 22. State tourney: June 1011 in Owensboro. Sixteen regional champions play double-elimination.

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said. “The pressure’s not on one person to do good.” Losey, Chalk, Racke and Tallon also qualified for state in singles by finishing in the top eight out of 30 entrants in a separate tournament. The state singles tourney is March 20. The Camel girls team was even better in the regular season, losing just two games and winning 82. They beat Conner in the regional final, bowling 166, 159 and 158 in a threegame sweep. The Camels have many of the top individuals in the area with Julie Ampfer, Erica Biddle, Sara DeMoss, Brianne Vogelpohl and Ginney

Seeding (six individual games): 1. Notre Dame 911, 2. Campbell County 890, 3. Holy Cross 819, 4. Conner 813, 5. Dayton 781, 6. Bishop Brossart 772, 7. Lloyd 747, 8. Boone County 719. Quarterfinals: NDA d. Boone, Conner d. Dayton, Brossart d. Holy Cross, Campbell d. Lloyd. Semifinals: Conner d. NDA, Campbell d. Brossart. Finals: Campbell d. Conner, 3-0. Loser’s bracket, rolloff for final two state berths: Boone d. Dayton, Holy Cross d. Lloyd. Singles (four games): 1. Katlyn Hoeh (Newport) 716, 2. Allison Haggard (Conner) 672, 3. Sara DeMoss (Campbell) 662, 4. Kelsey Hackman (Notre Dame) 649, 5. Jordan Mastin (Scott) 621, 6. Brianne Vogelpohl (Campbell) 618, 7. Allison McGlasson (Conner) 585, 8. Shannon Ramey (Boone) 581. Mathews. DeMoss was the anchor bowler in the finals. DeMoss and Vogelpohl qualified for state in singles as well. Also in girls teams in the county, Bishop Brossart qualified for the state tourney after losing in the semifinals to Campbell County. Brossart beat Holy Cross in the first round to advance. Brossart won District 3 with a 56-28 record in the regular season. Delaney Elam led Brossart with a 153 average for the season.

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Track and field

March 18: Boone County Night Relays. March 26: Ryle Relays. March 29: Scott Distance Relays. March 31: Lloyd Gold Medal Meet. April 1: Ryle Friday Night Frenzy. April 2: Walton-Verona Bearcat Open. April 9: Class A meet at Walton-Verona. April 12: Campbell County championships. April 16: Donnie Carnes Invitational, Campbell County MS. April 19: Kenton County championships, Scott. April 20: NKAC championships. April 21: Boone County championships.

Katlyn Hoeh of Newport won the regional singles championship with a 716 (191.5 average). She had the top average for the season at 178 and will bowl in the state singles tourney March 20. The Newport boys team had a 73-11 record but lost to Scott in the quarterfinals to end its season. Paul Hoeh averaged 192 this year and Andrew Marsee 188. See more sports coverage at blogs/presspreps.

SIDELINES USL Super-Y League tryouts

April 29: Dixie Invitational. May 6-7: Lloyd Invitational. May 10: Diocese of Covington championships, Cov Cath. May 12: Scott Classic. May 13: Area 5 championships. Postseason start: May 15. State meet: May 26-28 at the University of Louisville.

Kings Soccer Academy tryouts for the 2011 Super-Y League U13 girls, U13 boys and U14 girls teams will be Wednesday, April 13, at the Town & Country Sports Complex, 1018 Town Drive, Wilder. The Kings Super-Y League Program (SYL) is a summer-based program for the areas best soccer athletes. Tryout for U13 girls and U13 boys will be 5:30-7 p.m. Wednesday, April 13. Tryout for U14 girls will be 7-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 13. The head coach for the U13 girls will be Joe Mehl; U13 boys, Derek Smith; and U14 girls, Jon Pickup. For more information, e-mail Jon Pickup at


NKSHOF Knothole Exhibit

May 2-7: NKAC tourney. Postseason start: May 15. State tourney: May 21 (team), May 26-28 (singles and doubles) at the University of Kentucky.

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The Northern Kentucky Sports Hall of Fame (NKSHOF) Knothole Exhibit will run Saturday, March 19, to Sunday, June, 5 at the Behringer-Crawford Museum, 1600 Montague Road, Devou Park, Covington. The exhibit will honor knothole and the persons who brought significant achievements in Northern Kentucky knothole. Admission is $7; $6 for seniors; $4 for ages 3-17; and free for museum members. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. TuesdaySaturday; and 1-5 p.m. Sunday. Visit or call 859-4914003.

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Northern Kentucky never could get its highpowered offense on track as the River Monsters suffered their first loss of the season 60-33 to Eastern Kentucky Saturday at the Eastern Kentucky Exposition Center in Ultimate Indoor Football League action. The River Monsters (21) entered the game leading the UIFL with 62.5 points per game, but were stymied by the league’s second-leading scoring defense. Eastern Kentucky (2-1) scored three unanswered touchdowns to give itself a huge cushion that the River Monsters were never able to overcome. Northern Kentucky will host Johnstown 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 18, at the Bank of Kentucky Center. The River Monsters won the match-up two weeks ago, 62-49, at the Cambria War Memorial Arena. Single-game tickets are on sale through the Bank of


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March 17, 2011


Do you agree with the Supreme Court’s decision allowing protesters at military funerals? Why or why not? “While I believe in First Amendment rights, I think the demonstrations at military funeral is outrageous and cruel. I was disappointed that the Supreme Court couldn’t see how hurtful this is to friends and families of those who served their country bravely.” E.E.C. “I have not read the opinion. I understand freedom of the press and freedom of speech. While I understand those freedoms of ‘expression,’ there are ‘protections’ for invasion of privacy. What could be more private than a funeral? “You lose your freedom to be left alone when you make yourself a ‘public figure.’ A fallen military hero did not choose to be a ‘public figure.’ They had the privilege of serving all of their fellow countrymen. “We owe them and their families the decency of privacy at their time of grief. The court could have easily ’carved out’ an exception based upon the fact that the fallen hero was not a ‘public figure.’ They did not. Shame on them. It is a price we pay for freedoms secured by these fallen heroes.” J.S.D. “As much as I despise the group that is besmirching the memory of our fallen soldiers, I value the First Amendment more. “Our freedom to speak our minds is unique in the world. No matter how offensive that speech might be our right to say what we want should be protected at all costs. “The Supreme Court has reaffirmed that the government cannot abridge this fundamental freedom, no matter how lofty or how vile the agenda. “The best way to counter these despicable fanatics is to confront them at every turn and exercise our First Amendment right to counter-demonstrate against their disgusting disregard for the right of grieving friends and loved ones to be left in peace. Perhaps if an noisy crowd showed up outside their church every week and picketed them they might feel differently.” F.S.D. “I realize that many people are against war, but if these religious freaks would just sit down and pray for themselves they may realize what this country was founded on and why they are able to live in this country of their own free will. “I was in the service during the Vietnam period and not appreciated very well, but I still pray every day for today’s soldiers safe return and am proud to fly the flag that we as American can be proud.” D.J. “I have to agree with the decision. All people have the right to assemble in America. Do I find the practice vile and disgusting YES! It is morally wrong, but not constitutionally wrong.” K.S. “I understand freedom of speech but I also understand we have ‘hate laws’ on the books. All the demonstrators I’ve seen are spewing hate which contradicts their Christian principles. I’d like to see massive demonstrations outside their little church, wherev-






Next question In light of reports of teachers cheating to prepare their students for standardized tests, what changes would you make to the testing and school evaluation system? What actions, if any, should be taken against the teachers? Send answer to with Chatroom in the subject line. er it is, to see how they like it.” R.V. “Relucantly, in the interest of freedom of speech, although what these protestors are doing is horrible, I would have to say ‘let them rant.’ There are probably other ways to deal with them without breaking the law. “It’s sad that the families of those people who have been killed defending our country have to endure this contemptible behavior. If there truly is a God and an accounting after death they’ll get what’s coming to them.” Bill B. “Constitutionally the Supreme Court decision is correct and should be supported. “That does not mean that I support the actions. Just because I have a right to do something does not make it moral to exercise that right. “More importantly, just as with a child’s tantrum, society and the media needs to learn when to ignore disgusting behavior. The people who are picketing want the free publicity. If they got none, they would, eventually, give up. “It will take a little longer in the age of the Internet, but we need the mainstream media to self-censor and print or air not a single letter, let alone word or sentence about this depraved activity.” D.R. “I do not agree with it. These families and friends should not be subjected to any of this, even in the form of signs that they can see. “Protesters should not be seen nor heard anywhere near these families. Protest somewhere else. “I’d also like to say thanks to all the people who try to shield them from this disrespect on funeral routes and at churches and cemeteries.You’re doing a wonderful service.” C.P. “I agree wholeheartedly with the decision of the Supreme Court. As offensive as the speech and actions of the Westboro Baptist Church members are, we must allow them to protest. If we deny speech we find offensive, then someone (or a group of people) could shut down talk radio and/or silence others who speak out about their religious beliefs.” M.S. “No because when they exhibit their right to free speech they infringe on the soldiers’ families rights to hold a solemn funeral for their lost ones. It’s sort of like your right to swing your fist. Swing all you want but when it gets too close to my nose you’re going to lose that right.” B.N. “No, a funeral is a private servive between the family and those who wish to say a final farewell to one they loved, thus no one should be allowed to take this right from the deceased.” L.S.


Your background can increase risk for Type 2 diabetes On the television show “Who Do You Think You Are,” celebrities research their genetic background, uncovering clues about their family history. While most people don’t have a camera crew and television producers to help them, finding out about your family can be good for your health, particularly if you have a history of diabetes. Anybody can develop diabetes, but some people are more at risk than others. You are at increased risk for developing the disease if a close family member (mother, father, brother or sister) has diabetes. Pregnancy is an important time period in the family history to consider. Some women are at risk for developing type 2 diabetes because they were diagnosed with diabetes during a pregnancy--this is called gestational diabetes. If your mother had gestational diabetes when she was pregnant with you, you may be at an increased risk for becoming obese and developing type 2 diabetes. How many birthdays have you celebrated? If you’re 45 or older, your risk is higher. Finally, your ethnic heritage can also increase your chances— type 2 diabetes is more common in people who are African American or persons of African ancestry, Hispanic/Latino, American Indian, Asian American, or Pacific Islander. While you may not have

much control over your family history, you can control your actions. Lifestyle changes, such as losing 5 to 10 percent of your weight if you are overLynne weight, can preSaddler vent or delay the Community onset of type 2 Recorder diabetes. Here are some guest simple steps you columnist can take: Make healthy food choices such as fruits and vegetables, fish, lean meats, poultry without skin, dry beans and peas, whole grains, and low-fat or skim milk and cheese. Choose water to drink. Eat smaller portions. Make half your plate vegetables and/or fruits; one-fourth a whole grain, such as brown rice; and one-fourth a protein food, such as lean meat, poultry or fish, or dried beans. Be active at least 30 minutes, five days per week to help you burn calories and lose weight. You don’t have to get all your physical activity at one time. Try getting some physical activity during the day in 10 minute sessions, three times a day. Choose something you enjoy. Ask family members to be active with you.

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Accreditation, transfer of credit and consumer protection Attorney General Jack Conway named concern over inability to transfer credits as one of the primary reasons for his “investigation” into for-profit colleges in Kentucky. The Attorney General has directly linked this issue to that of accreditation, saying proprietary colleges “…[are] not accredited by the normal accrediting agencies, in many instances, that would allow them to transfer credits.” The fact is there is no “normal” accrediting agency. For-profit colleges, public colleges, and private non-profit colleges in Kentucky must be accredited by any of several agencies that are approved by the U.S. Department of Education (U.S. DOE) in order for their students to receive federal student aid. U.S. DOE standards for approval are consistent for all accrediting agencies. There are no differing standards for national accrediting agencies versus regional accrediting agencies. In the mid-1990s, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), the regional accreditor for Kentucky, changed its accreditation criteria to effectively prohibit credit transfer from students who attended nationally-accredited schools. SACS reversed this policy under pressure from the Department of Education and the U.S. Department of Justice. Today, SACS’ policy on transfer of credit, like that of all 19 recognized accrediting agencies, acknowledges that “[i]nstitutions and accreditors need to assure that transfer decisions are not made solely on the source of accreditation of a sending program or institution.” The Department of Justice’s role in this matter is instructive, as it

was based on the same consumer protection interest cited by the attorney general in his assault on forprofit education. ““The Justice Department submits these comments because of our concern that SACS’ restrictive transfer of credit criteria may unreasonably injure…students attending or who have attended those institutions, and the federal and state governments that subsidize the education of those students.” Indeed, the Department of Justice found that a transfer of credit policy based on a requirement for regional accreditation would “most adversely affect technical, occupational, and vocational students who wish to continue their education, but who may be the least able to bear the burden of unnecessary and redundant courses.” All accreditors agree that transfer credit should be based on quality, comparability, appropriateness, and applicability. Students deserve nothing less than a thoughtful evaluation of their academic work. However, history has shown that too often this is not the case. Out of what may simply be an elitist and self-serving prejudice against institutions different from themselves, many regionally-accredited institutions do not follow their accrediting agencies’ mandates to look at the student’s whole academic background when evaluating transfer credit. Many have effectively established closed-door policies toward students who have attended colleges accredited by other than regional

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agencies. In 1997, the Department of Justice noted that “SACS’ restrictions on transfer of credits for coursework completed at nonregionally accredited technical colleges are not justified by differences in the standards applied by the national accrediting associations.” In their world, regionallyaccredited institutions are considered “better” by other regionallyaccredited institutions because they themselves say their accreditation is better, not because of any difference in accreditation standards. That regional accreditation is a “gold standard” is a myth perpetuated by regionally-accredited institutions--and those who take them at their word. Distinctions between national and regional accreditation are not made by the U.S. Department of Education, accreditation experts such as the Council on Higher Education Accreditation, nor those concerned with consumer protection such as the U.S. Department of Justice. The attorney general rightly understands that transfer of credit problems exist. The path to addressing the problems is not to attack the recognized accreditation of institutions. Instead, Mr. Conway should be investigating the transfer practices of receiving institutions to ensure they follow the mandate of their accreditors to fairly evaluate transfer students and not create unnecessary and burdensome obstacles to those students and their opportunity for continuing education. Frank Longaker is president of National College, which educates approximately 2,000 Kentuckians at six Kentucky campuses.


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Fort Thomas resident Sara Rainey Schumann is being featured in the April edition of Oxygen Magazine.

Fort Thomas resident to be featured in Oxygen Magazine By Amanda Joering Alley

After years of working and competing in the fitness industry, Fort Thomas resident Sara Rainey Schumann is being featured in the April edition of Oxygen Magazine. Schumann, a nutrition advisor, personal trainer and nationally ranked figure competitor, said fitness has been a big part of her life since she was a child. “I started weight lifting when I was 14 to increase my strength for cheerleading,” Schumann said. “I just got hooked, and it became a lifestyle for me.” After graduating from college and working in the corporate world for a few years, Schumann said she felt like something was missing. After an ectopic pregnancy brought her near death, Schumann said she decided to make same changes. “It was really eye-opening for me,” Schumann

said. “I realized that I needed to do what I really wanted to do with my life.” Schumann quit her job and pursued a career in the fitness industry. In 2007, she became a figure competitor and is now working on getting her pro card, meaning she will have reached an elite level in the sport. In the upcoming Oxygen Magazine, Schumann will be featured in a photograph spread of her modeling and doing exercise demonstrations. Schumann said she hopes her success will inspire others. “I really want to show people that if you want something bad enough you can get it if you’re persistent, patient and have a passion for it,” Schumann said. Anyone interested in Schumann’s personal training and nutrition services can contact her at For more about your community, visit


• Upriver Music: Tradi tional Celtic and Appalachi an Mountain Music 2 p.m. Saturday, March 19 An afternoon of traditional Celtic and Appalachian Mountain music courtesy of the band Upriver. All ages welcome. No registration required. • Adventure Club: Farmer Joan’s Equine Show 4 p.m. Thursday, March 24 Meet Farmer Joan and take a ride on her ponies. Ages 6-11. Registration required. • Real Men Read Book Club 7 p.m. Thursday, March 24 A discussion of this month’s book “Scott of the Antarctic” by David Crane. Visitors welcome.

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• Adventure Club: Go Fly a Kite 4 p.m. Monday, March 21

Make a kite and watch it fly. Ages 6-11. Registration required.


• Magic the Gathering 1 p.m. Sunday, March 20 An afternoon of Magic the Gathering. Beginners welcome. Ages 12 and up. No registration required. • Adventure Club: The Rockin’ Adventures of Peter Rabbit 4 p.m. Tuesday, March 22 Enjoy an ArtReach Theatre presentation of The Rockin’ Adventures of Peter Rabbit. Ages 6-11. No registration required. • 10 Best Ways to Get a Job 6 p.m. Thursday, March 24 Begin a new career by learning effective job searching skills, how to develop professional materials needed for a job and professional interviewing techniques. Adults. Registration required.


Alexandria resident Steve Thompson, left, scoops out a spoonful of green beans as Steve Thompson, right, of Alexandria, places hush puppies and fish sandwiches onto plates at the Alexandria Masonic fish fry for lodges 152 and 397 in 2010. The fish fries are open to the public at the Masonic Lodge at U.S. 27 and Peter Neiser Way from 4-8 p.m. Fridays during the Lenten season.

For fish fries, tradition is a common tale

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It’s open season for Friday night fish fries. Whether it’s homemade desserts or halls packed with families for conversation and fish “set-up” platters, each community has its own traditions. Wilder Fire Department’s Ladies Auxiliary’s annual seven-week fish fry nights are from 4-8 p.m. Friday at the city building, 520 Licking Pike, is typical of the dual fundraiser and Lenten dining purpose of the area’s fish fry spots. Started about 30 years ago, proceeds of the fish fry help buy equipment for the fire department, said Chief Jim Profitt. This year’s fish fry will help pay for a pair of rescue jacks to stabilize vehicles at accident scenes, Profitt said. In times of tight budgets, the volunteer work of the ladies auxiliary is especially appreciated, he said.


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Susan Meeks, of Alexandria, dishes up the last piece of cherry pie at the Campbell County Band of Pride parent association’s dessert table fundraiser at the fish fry at the Alexandria Masonic Lodge 152 in February 2010.


Tom Buschle, left, and Jerry Schwab, volunteers at the Bellevue Vets, cook food for the fish fry in 2009. The crowds attracted to the fish fry first outgrew the traditional firehouse location, and moved to the city building’s 200-person community room, said Terry Vance, city administrator. “It has actually grown exponentially, there’s several hundred people a night that come through those doors and sit around and talk all night,” Vance said. Norma Turner, president of the ladies’ auxiliary, has been running the fish fry for the past 12 years. “All the desserts get donated, and man do we have good ones,” Turner said. “They’re all homemade and we sell them dirt cheap, 50 cents apiece.” Fish fry nights are so popular people ask volunteers to extend the season because it’s a place where families can bring their children and let them run and play, she said. “It just grows year after year, more and more, it’s just a social thing,” Turner said.

Campbell County fish fry locations:

• Bellevue Veterans Fish Fry, 5-8 p.m., Bellevue Veterans Club, 24 Fairfield Ave. Includes fish and shrimp dinners, fish sandwich, sides, children’s meal and more. Carryout available. $3-$7.50. 859-360-2046; • St. Joseph Church (Camp Springs) Fish and Shrimp Fry, 4-7:30 p.m., 6833 Four Mile Road. Features Mr. Herb’s baked or fried fish, fried catfish, salmon, deep-fried shrimp, crab cakes, a sampler platter and sides. Dinners and sandwiches. Carryout available. $4.50-$11. 859-6355652. • St. Bernard Church (Dayton), 401 Berry St., Church Hall, 5-7 p.m. Fish set-ups, fried shrimp dinners, salmon patties, macaroni and cheese, French fries, cheese sticks, soup and more. Carryout available. $6. 859-640-0026. Dayton. • Lawler-Hanlon VFW

Post 5662 (Newport) Fish Fry, 5-8 p.m., 326 W. 10th St. Fish, shrimp, steak sandwich, hamburger and cheeseburger and sides. Carryout available. $1-$7. 859431-5565. • Silver Grove Volunteer Fire Department Fish Fry, 47:30 p.m., 5011 Four Mile. Dinners include fish, shrimp, chicken or frog legs, hush puppies, cole slaw and choice of macaroni and cheese or fries. Carryout available; add 25 cents and call ahead. Benefits Silver Grove Volunteer Fire Department. $6.50-$8.50 dinners; $7.25 frog legs; $4.75 sandwiches, $1.25 side. 859-441-6251. • Wilder Fire Department Fish Fry, 4-8 p.m., Wilder City Building, 520 Licking Pike. Fish or shrimp dinners, chicken nuggets, sides and desserts. Carryout available. Benefits Wilder Fire Department. $7. 859-581-8884. For more about your community, visit


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The Art of Food, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center, 1028 Scott Blvd., Food sculptures and installations, art inspired by food. Includes works by Eric Brass, Jonpaul Smith, Emma Teller, Sandra Gross, Leah Busch, Birgit Ehmer, Bruce Frank, MB Cluxton, Karen Saunders and Bill Ross as well as edible artistic creations by chefs with the area’s top restaurants. Free. 859-957-1940. Covington.

3 Day Rule, 10 p.m., Jefferson Hall, 1 Levee Way, Suite 2118, Local cover band. 859491-6200. Newport.


Wendy Liebman, 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., Funny Bone Comedy Club, Newport on the Levee, $17. Dinner available. 859-9572000; Newport.


Guys and Dolls, 7 p.m., Villa Madonna Academy, 2500 Amsterdam Road, Classic musical. $12, $8 students. Through March 20. 869331-6333. Villa Hills.


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


Fish and Shrimp 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. $4.50$11. Presented by St. Joseph Church. 859635-5652. Camp Springs. Wine Tasting, 4-8 p.m., D.E.P.’s Fine Wine & Spirits Fort Thomas, 90 W. Alexandria Pike, Free. 859-781-8105; Fort Thomas. Wine Tasting, 5-9 p.m., StoneBrook Winery, 6570 Vineyard Lane, $5. 859-635-0111; Camp Springs. St. Bernard Church Fish Fry, 5-7 p.m., St. Bernard Church, 401 Berry St., Church Hall. Fish set-ups, fried shrimp dinners, salmon patties, macaroni and cheese, French fries, cheese sticks, soup and more. Carryout available. $6. 859-640-0026. Dayton. Fish Fry, 4-7:30 p.m., Silver Grove Volunteer Fire Department, 5011 Four Mile, Dinners include fish, shrimp, chicken or frog legs, hush puppies, cole slaw and choice of macaroni and cheese or fries. Carryout availableadd 25 cents-call ahead. Benefits Silver Grove Volunteer Fire Department. $6.50$8.50 dinners; $7.25 frog legs; $4.75 sandwiches, $1.25 side. 859-441-6251. Silver Grove. St. Catherine of Siena Fish Fry, 4:30 p.m.-7 p.m., St. Catherine of Siena Church, 1803 N. Fort Thomas Ave., Fish dinner includes Green Derby Catering’s cod fish sandwich with sides, hush puppies and cookie. Snappy Tomato cheese pizza dinner. Carryout available. Benefits St. Catherine of Siena Parish. $4-$7. 859-441-9292; Fort Thomas. Wine Tasting, 5-9 p.m., Camp Springs Vineyard, 6685 Four Mile Road, $1. 859-4480253. Camp Springs. Fish Fry, 4-8 p.m., Wilder City Building, 520 Licking Pike, Fish or shrimp dinners, chicken nuggets, sides and desserts. Carryout available. Benefits Wilder Fire Department. $7. 859-581-8884. Wilder.


Health Screenings, 9 a.m.-noon, Homan Chiropractic Newport, 52 Carothers Road, Brief health questionnaire, blood pressure, height, weight, pulse and spinal/postural evaluation. Free. 859-291-2225. Newport.


Soul Pocket, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., Guys ‘n’ Dolls Restaurant and Nightclub, 4210 Alexandria Pike, $5. 859-441-4888; Cold Spring.


Jucifer, 9:30 p.m. Doors open 8:30 p.m., Southgate House, 24 E. Third St., Ballroom. With the Midnight Ghost Train. $10, $8 advance. 859-431-2201; Newport.

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Benefit for Alexandria Firefighter Joe Britton, 7-11 p.m., Alexandria Firehouse, 7951 Alexandria Pike, In attempt offset medical expenses due to battle with Leukemia. $30 family, $25 couple, $15 single. Presented by Alexandria and Community Volunteer Fire Department. 859-635-5991. Alexandria.


Guppy Adventures, 9-10 a.m., Newport Aquarium, Newport on the Levee, Topsy Turvy Turtles. Ages 3-5. Each adventure includes story, craft and animal encounter. $10. Registration required. Presented by WAVE Foundation at Newport Aquarium. 859-815-1442. Newport.


Upriver Music, 2 p.m., Cold Spring Branch Library, 3920 Alexandria Pike, Traditional Celtic and Appalachian mountain music. Free. Presented by Campbell County Public Library. 859-781-6166; Cold Spring.


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


Sleepin’ Dogs CD Release Party, 9 p.m.-2 a.m., Olde Fort Thomas Pub, 1041 S. Fort Thomas Ave., Cover charge. 859-441-1927. Fort Thomas.


Blair Carmen, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., Guys ‘n’ Dolls Restaurant and Nightclub, 4210 Alexandria Pike, Rockabilly music. Ages 21 and up. $5. 859-441-4888. Cold Spring.


The Brave Youngster, 10 p.m., Jefferson Hall, 1 Levee Way, Suite 2118, 859-491-6200. Newport. That 1 Guy, 9 p.m., Southgate House, 24 E. Third St., Doors open at 8 p.m. $15, $12 advance. 859-431-2201; Newport.


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Saints and Sinners, 8 p.m., St. Barbara Church, 4042 Turkeyfoot Road, Comedy from writers of “Late Nite Catechism.” Includes adult beverages, appetizers, splitthe-pot, raffles and door prizes. Ages 21 and up. $30. Reservations required. 859-3713100. Erlanger.


Spring Shopping Fling, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Alexandria Community Center, 8236 W. Main St., Vendors include Mary Kay, Pampered Chef, Avon, Pure Romance, Scentsy, Shadey~Angel Designs, Dixxee Photography, Vault Denim, Party Lite, Premiere Jewelry, Tastefully Simple, Tupperware, Wild Woman Solutions, Thirty One and more. $2. Presented by Chrome Divas Two Rivers. 859-4451160. Alexandria.


Lecture and Observatory Open House, 7 p.m., Thomas More College Bank of Kentucky Observatory, 333 Thomas More Pkwy., Begins with lecture in the Science Lecture Hall, Administration Building. Following the lecture, program moves to outdoor observatory and participants may use the telescopes to observe the moon, stare and more, weather permitting. Open to the public. All ages. Presented by Thomas More College. 859-3415800; Crestview Hills.


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


Oscar Shorts and More, 4:30 p.m. (Program A) and 7:30 p.m. (Program B), Madison Theater, 730 Madison Ave., Two Oscar winners, eight Oscar-nominated, funny TV commercials and two additional shorts. Program A: German-animated “the Gruffalo” and “URS”; Irish “the Crush”; American “Touch” and animated “Day & Night” and UK’s “Wish 143.” Program B: American-animated “Let’s Pollute”; UK’s “the Confession” and animated “the Lost Thing”; Belgium’s “Na Wewe”; French-animated “Madagascar, Carnet de Voyage;” and American “God of Love.” ree parking. $16 combo, $10 each. Presented by Cincinnati World Cinema. 859-491-2444; Covington.

Wendy Liebman, 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m., Funny Bone Comedy Club, $17. 859-9572000; Newport.




Guys and Dolls, 7 p.m., Villa Madonna Academy, $12, $8 students. 869-331-6333. Villa Hills.

Matt Cowherd, 10 p.m., Jefferson Hall, 1 Levee Way, Suite 2118, 859-491-6200; Newport. Wendy Liebman, 7:30 p.m., Funny Bone Comedy Club, $15. 859-957-2000; Newport.


Behringer-Crawford Museum’s exhibit “In a League of Our Own: Play Ball! - Knothole Baseball in Northern Kentucky,” will open Saturday, March 19, and run through June 5 on the museum’s third level. The exhibit explores the history and impact that knothole baseball has had on Northern Kentucky residents for the past 75 years. There will be scheduled reunion days, luncheons and presentations. The museum is located at 1600 Montague Road in Devou Park, Covington. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday and 1-5 p.m. Sundays. Admission is $7; $6, seniors; $4, ages 3-17; and free to museum members. For more information call 859-491-4003 or visit Pictured is Cincinnati Reds Pete Rose, photographed with two knothole players to support the Kid Gloves Games.


Guys and Dolls, 2 p.m., Villa Madonna Academy, $12, $8 students. 869-331-6333. Villa Hills.


Winter/Spring Meet, 1:10 p.m., Turfway Park, Free, except March 26. 859-371-0200; Florence. M O N D A Y, M A R C H 2 1


Preschool Story Time, 10 a.m., Newport Branch Library, 901 E. Sixth St., Stories, songs and crafts. Ages 4-5. Free. Registration required. Presented by Campbell County Public Library. 859-572-5035. Newport. Toddler Story Time, 10 a.m., Cold Spring Branch Library, 3920 Alexandria Pike, Stories, songs and activities. Ages 2-3. Free. Registration required. Presented by Campbell County Public Library. 859-781-6166. Cold Spring. Pajama Story Time, 7 p.m., Fort ThomasCarrico Branch Library, 1000 Highland Ave., Stories, songs and activities. Ages 3 and up. Registration required. Presented by Campbell County Public Library. 859-5725033. Fort Thomas. Tot Time, 11 a.m., Cold Spring Branch Library, 3920 Alexandria Pike, Short stories, games, dancing and baby signing. Ages 18 months2 1/2 years. Free. Registration required. Presented by Campbell County Public Library. 859-781-6166. Cold Spring.

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Play Art, 4 p.m., Newport Branch Library, 901 E. Sixth St., Presented by Campbell County Public Library. 859-5725035. Newport.


Toddler Story Time, 11 a.m., Cold Spring Branch Library, Free. Registration required. 859-781-6166. Cold Spring. Preschool Story Time, 1:30 p.m., Fort Thomas-Carrico Branch Library, Free. Registration required. 859-572-5033. Fort Thomas.


Improv Showcase, 8 p.m., Funny Bone Comedy Club, Newport on the Levee, Evening of improvisational comedy. $5. 859-957-2000; Newport.

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Pajama Story Time, 6:30 p.m., Cold Spring Branch Library, 3920 Alexandria Pike, Ages 3 and up. Free. Presented by Campbell County Public Library. 859781-6166. Cold Spring. Baby Time, 10 a.m., Fort Thomas-Carrico Branch Library, 1000 Highland Ave., Clap, sing and bounce with your child. Walkers to age 2. Free. Presented by Campbell County Public Library. 859-572-5033. Fort Thomas.


Or, the Whale, 9:30 p.m. Doors open 8:30 p.m., Southgate House, 24 E. Third St., Parlour. With Chamberlin featuring members of Grace Potter and Nocturnals. $10, $8 advance. 859-431-2201; Newport.


Roz, 8 p.m., Funny Bone Comedy Club, Newport on the Levee, $15. Ages 18 and up. 859957-2000; Newport.

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See fantastical sculptures created out of canned and packaged foods in “CANstruction,” an exhibit through March 20 designed to call attention to the issue of hunger in Greater Cincinnati. Pictured, members of the BHDP Architects, and Messer Construction team, build their sculpture, a large baseball mitt and ball, their entry in “CANstruction,” at the Weston Art Gallery at the Aronoff Center for the Arts. The sculptures will also be on display at the Duke Energy Headquarters Building on Fourth Street, the Scripps Center on Walnut Street, the downtown branch of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, and the Contemporary Arts Center. The pubic is asked to donate a non-perishable food item when visiting the exhibit. All food used in the collection of sculptures, which will require more than 30,000 canned goods to complete, as well as the donations from the public, will be delivered to the Freestore Foodbank at the close of the exhibit. Call 513-977-4165 or visit

Toddler Story Time, 10 a.m., Fort ThomasCarrico Branch Library, 1000 Highland Ave., Stories, songs, finger plays and craft. Ages 2-3. Free. Registration required. Presented by Campbell County Public Library. 859572-5033. Fort Thomas. Preschool Story Time, 1:30 p.m., Cold Spring Branch Library, 3920 Alexandria Pike, Ages 4-5. Free. Registration required. Presented by Campbell County Public Library. 859781-6166. Cold Spring. Preschool Story Time, 11 a.m., Fort ThomasCarrico Branch Library, 1000 Highland Ave., Stories, songs, finger plays and craft. Ages 4-5. Free. Registration required. Presented by Campbell County Public Library. 859572-5033. Fort Thomas. Pajama Story Time, 7 p.m., Newport Branch Library, 901 E. Sixth St., Ages 3 and up. Registration required. Presented by Campbell County Public Library. 859-572-5035. Newport. Baby Time, 9:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m., Newport Branch Library, 901 E. Sixth St., Clap, sing and bounce with your child. Birth to age 2. Free. Registration required. Presented by Campbell County Public Library. 859-5725035. Newport.


Donny Bray and Jeff Tolle, 10 p.m., Jefferson Hall, 1 Levee Way, Suite 2118, 859491-6200; Newport.


Bakesta King plays the role of Sadie in “Gee’s Bend,” a look at African-American quilters in Alabama from the 1930s to 2002. It shows at the Playhouse in the Park through April 9. Performances are 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays; 8 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays; 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturdays; and 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Sundays. Tickets are $25-$64. Call 800-582-3208 or visit


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March 17, 2011


It takes an informed conscience to make the truest decisions Conscience is vaguely understood today. Many equate it with pragmatism, self-interest, or our strong feelings about something. To others it’s the “little voice within me,” or, “my parent tapes from long ago.” None of these are adequate. Conscience is the process humans go through in discerning right from wrong, good from evil. It enables us to make good moral choices in the many situations we face every day. It determines our integrity. The first step in conscience’s formation is called synderesis. It occurs when we’re still very young. We begin to realize that there is a good and evil in this world, and that good is to be done and evil avoided. Psychologist Jean Piaget calls this stage “moral realism.” The second step in conscience formation is the search for truth. Competing values whisper to us on every side. The complexity of life makes it very difficult at times to discern truth. If we are honest in our search for truth, we may turn to a variety of sources for guidance (but not slavish adherence): the scriptures, our church, the physical and human sciences, tradition, competent professional advice, etc. We think, pray, discuss and gather information and insights. Our prejudices or partisanship can easily delude us. The third stage in form-

ing our conscience is reaching our actual judgments and convictions we’re convinced are Father Lou good and Guntzelman right. These Perspectives judgments take place “in the individual’s most secret core and sanctuary where one is alone with God,” as the Church’s II Vatican Council puts it. In freedom we make our choices and are so judged by God. Forming and following my conscience does not mean doing what I feel like doing. It does mean that after doing the hard work of discerning what is right and wrong to the best of my ability, I reach a conviction and then follow it. Kenneth Overberg, S.J., writes of an informed conscience: “The human conscience is the individual’s Supreme Court; it’s judgment must be followed.” When Martin Luther reached this final point in his conscience’s deliberations he made his famous statement, “Here I stand, I can do no other.” Joan of Arc chose fidelity to her conscience and paid the ultimate price by being burned at the stake. Thomas More was beheaded by his king for refusing to violate his conscience. It’s most important that

If we are honest in our search for truth, we may turn to a variety of sources for guidance (but not slavish adherence): the scriptures, our church, the physical and human sciences, tradition, competent professional advice, etc. our conscience be informed – i.e. a person has studied, reflected, questioned and sought help from moral and spiritual mentors if necessary. Here are some brief descriptions that have been used over the years to “put a handle” on the other types of consciences we can develop other than the desired informed conscience. Informed: shaped by solid and true education as mentioned above. Also by good moral examples, solid reflection, experience and prayer. Rigid: a conscience that only considers the letter of the law, justice without mercy, unbending righteousness, and a disallowance of our humanity, etc. Scrupulous: an unreasonable, obsessive need to “do things right.” A moral perfectionism which often leads to needless repetition, often combined with the fear or guilt that no matter how well we’ve discerned, we’ve missed something. Erroneous: arises from arrested cognitive development, cult-like indoctrination, or a personal disinterest in a genuine search for truth that may cramp our style. In criminal history, Ma

Barker taught her sons stealing was right, not wrong. Lax: laziness in knowing and performing good behavior or a coziness with

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Go green for St. Patrick’s day and for your health More signs of spring! The maple trees are budding out and my friends, Laura and Oakley Noe, have been tapping their sugar maples for syrup. The dill and cilantro seeds planted last fall look like slender green hairs in the herb garden. Soon we’ll be eating healthy right from our back door. March is nutrition month, and the first recipe uses quinoa, a whole grain, gluten free, loaded with nutrients and fiber. I think you’ll really like it. And for that St. Patrick’s Day celebration, try my newest version of easy soda bread. Also, guru in our backyard Debbie Goulding shares her quinoa salad with lemon dressing recipe.

Debbie’s quinoa salad

I have had the pleasure of knowing Debbie for several years. She is president of the American Culinary Federation of Greater Cincinnati, a distinctive honor. Debbie is the popular executive chef at Price Hill

Kroger, a master gardener and culinary educ a t o r. When it comes to tasty food Rita and presHeikenfeld e n t a t i o n , Rita’s kitchen Debbie has f e w equals. She and I worked together on an “eat healthy” event and I asked her to make a whole-grain salad with quinoa since I wanted to introduce the participants to this healthy grain. The dressing is delicious on all sorts of salads and grains. If you’re a Price Hill Kroger shopper, ask Deb to put this on her menu again.

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lemon dressing, divided 1 cup cherry tomatoes or grape tomatoes, halved 1 small red onion, chopped 8 cups baby spinach 1 ⁄4 cup sliced almonds, toasted Toast quinoa in a dry skillet over medium heat, stirring often, until it becomes aromatic and begins to crackle, about five minutes. Transfer to a fine sieve and rinse thoroughly. Even if you don’t toast it, quinoa has to be washed very well to remove a natural, bitter coating, unless you purchase a pre-washed brand of quinoa. That information will be listed on the package. Quinoa is pronounced either “keenwah” or “kee-NOwah.” Heat oil in a medium

1 cup quinoa 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 ⁄2 cup dried apricots, coarsely chopped 2 cups water 1 ⁄4 teaspoon salt 2 ⁄3 cup Moroccan-spiced

a large bowl. Divide the spinach among four plates. Mound the quinoa salad on the spinach and sprinkle with almonds. Note: Quinoa is available in natural foods sections of supermarkets. Toasting this grain before simmering enhances its flavor. Serves four.

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St. Pat’s soda bread

Got an hour? Bake a loaf of this crusty bread to serve alongside your St. Pat’s Day feast. Self-rising flour already contains leavening, so no

need to add baking soda or powder. This is a good recipe for the kids to try their hand at. They’ll be so proud. 3 cups self-rising flour 1 can, 12 oz., room temperature beer OR 2 cups buttermilk Melted butter Optional but good: handful fresh dill, 2 teaspoons dill seeds or sesame, poppy seeds, etc. Put flour in bowl. Make a well. Pour in beer. Mix gently. Don’t overmix. Batter will be lumpy. Pour into sprayed or greased 9-by-5 pan. Pour several tablespoons melted butter or substitute on top. Bake in preheated 375degree oven near top for 55 to 60 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Serve hot with plenty of butter. Rita Nader Heikenfeld is an herbalist, educator and author. E-mail columns@community with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Call 513-2487130, ext. 356.




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Groups poised to ‘spring clean’ roadsides


On vacation in Mexico

Brant and Jennifer Dutle of Southgate took the Campbell Community Recorder on vacation in Mexico along the Riviera Maya.

Join the Campbell Co. Backroads Farm Tour Save the date for the 2011 Campbell County Backroads Farm Tour 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, July 23, rain or shine. Each farm has so much to offer and many generations of farmers in Campbell County have continued to work their farms whether it is horses, vegetables, histo-

ry or wine. These working farms are part of Kentucky heritage and future generations of farmers. Put your farm on the tour by submitting an application. The application can be found on the Campbell County Conservation Dis-

trict website at www.Home. Fuse.Net/campbellcd or paper copies are available at the conservation district office in Alexandria. Contact Jennifer Mason at 859-635-9587 or with any questions. Applications are due March 25.

Heart Run is March 20 Celebrate the arrival of spring at the 34th annual Mercy Heart Mini-Marathon and Walk Sunday, March 20. An anticipated 15,000 runners and walkers will hit the downtown streets for Cincinnati’s traditional first big race of the season which benefits the American Heart Association. Something new is the Heart Half Marathon designed for runners who want a more challenging event and for those who are training for a full marathon

later in the running season. The weekend includes a Dean Foods Health & Fitness Expo 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, March 19, at Duke Energy Center. Seventy vendors offer health screenings, fitness apparel sales, food sampling, health and fitness seminars, healthy family activities and a test track. A Kids Fun Run & Celebration will take place at noon March 19, at Duke Energy Center. This free event is for children ages 7

and under. Sunday, March 20, starts at 8 a.m. with the 15k Heart Mini-Marathon and Heart Half Marathon at 8 a.m. at Fifth and Main streets. The 5K Heart Run is at 10:30 am. at Fifth and Main streets. The 2K Kids’ Mini-MaraFun Run is 11:30 a.m. at Fifth and Main streets. A post-race celebration takes place on Fountain Square. Call 513-281-4048 for more information.

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The Fort Thomas Woman’s Club is planning a new Saturday Gardeners group for all gardeners, would-be garden-

ers and soon-to-be gardeners. The club will include workshops, lectures, etc. Registration will take place Saturday, March 19, from 10

a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Woman’s Club, 8 N. Fort Thomas Ave. Registration is $5. For more information call 859-7814094.

Volunteers will be out in force next week to spring clean Campbell County’s highways. The Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) announces that Adopt-aHighway Spring Clean Week will be March 20-26. “The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet appreciates the efforts of our Adopt-aHighway volunteers who help keep our highways and communities beautiful and litter-free,” Transportation Secretary Mike Hancock said. More than 900 groups participate in Kentucky’s Adopt-a-Highway program, which was established in 1988. Volunteers clean approximately 6,800 miles of roadside annually, setting an example of responsible environmental stewardship. Approximately 57 percent of eligible Campbell County highways are adopted by the following groups: • ADM Grain • Album Alternative 89.7 WNKU • Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc • Associates of Alexandria Walmart • Bluegrass Baseball Club • Campbell County Detention Center • Camp Springs Initiative • Daymar College • Ft. Thomas Lions Club • Highlands High School Senior Class • In Memory of Vera Rath • Knights of Columbus

Diocese to assist Japan relief efforts Bishop Roger Foys of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Covington has directed that a second collection be taken at all Masses this weekend, March 19-20, in parishes in the diocese. Collected funds will be forwarded to Catholic Relief Services to help those affected by the devastating earthquake and tsunami in Japan. Donations made payable to the Diocese of Covington and marked for “Japanese Earthquake and Tsunami” can also be sent to the diocesan Stewardship and Mission Office, P.O. Box 15550, Covington, KY 41015-0550. They will also be forwarded to Catholic Relief Services. For more information call 859-392-1540.

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Date: April 7, 2011 2:00 p.m., local time 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 services are generally described as follows: The processing of electronic customer account data provided by Owner via automated, electronic transmission and the furnishing of forms and envelopes for printing, inserting, and mailing services for utility customer invoices and notices and the furnishing of required reports and statistics to Owner over a oneyear period beginning July 1, 2011 with an optional one-year extension at the same unit prices Bid for up to three additional one-year terms. All Bids must be in accordance with the Bidding Documents on file, and available for examination at: Northern Kentucky Water District, 2835 Crescent Springs Rd., Erlanger, Kentucky 41018. Copies of the Bidding Documents may be obtained from the office at the address indicated herein by contacting Jackie Stanton at (859) 578-9898 ext. 2088. There is no charge for these documents. Bids will be received on a unit price basis as described in the Contract Documents. Evaluation of Bids and the awarding of a final contract are subject to the reciprocal preference for Kentucky resident bidders pursuant to KRS 45A490 to 45A.494 and (KAR 200 5:400). Owner reserves the right to reject any or all Bids, including without limitation the right to reject any or all nonconforming, non-responsive, incomplete, unbalanced, or conditional Bids, to waive informalities, to reject the Bid of any Bidder if Owner believes that it would not be in the best interest of Owner to make an award to that Bidder, and/or to accept a Bid that is deemed the most desirable and advantageous from the standpoint of customer value and service and concept of operations, even though such bid may not, on its face, appear to be the lowest price. Minority bid.





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Festival seeks singing teens The sixth annual Greater Cincinnati Harmony Festival wants young people between the ages of 13 and 18 who love to sing and are interested in learning the art of four-part barbershopstyle harmony. The 2011 festival will take place June 22-25 at Northern Kentucky University and include classes and group coaching sessions on vocal production and performance skills by two out-

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addition of three talented individuals as new hires to the chamber staff to further enhance and increase our capabilities,” said Steve Stevens, president of the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce. “Their past experiences and new ideas will help us deliver the chamber’s tremendous value proposition to our current and future members.” Trout joins the chamber with a varied background, but most recently was in real estate at Huff Realty and served as the Board President for Northern Kentucky Association of Realtors. Salsman previously worked for FormWood Industries Inc. of Jeffersonville, Ind., as director of marketing and web development. Schrand is a graduate of Northern Kentucky University’s graphic design program. He previously worked for Continental Web Press of Walton.

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Jeremy is a 2003 graduate of Conner High School and a 2007 graduate of the University of Cincinnati with a bachelors degree in Criminal Justice. Jeremy is employed as a deputy with the Boone County Sheriff’s Department in Burlington, KY. Kelly is a high school graduate of Conner High School and graduated NKU in 2007 with a bachelor degree in Psychology. Kelly is employed as a Social Worker for the state.

Mr. and Mrs. Mark Solomon announce the engagement of their daughter, Brooke Alison Solomon to Joshua Earl Kramer of Alexandria. Brooke graduated from NKU in May 2010 with a Bachelor’s in Accounting and is a CPA for Plante & Moran. Josh is a plumber in Local Union #392 and employed with Debra Kuempel. The wedding is planned for August 2011.

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board members for 2011. The officers include Mary Spadaro, Employee Management Services, president; Stacey Miller, Johnson Controls, vice president; Cathy Pennington, Verst Group Logistics, secretary; Lori Wilson, Alstom Power Inc., treasurer; and Nancy Spivey, Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, past president. The new chair members include Rick Combs, Edward Jones Investments, SHRM Foundation; Michelle Cestaric,

legislative; Jim Helton, Colonial Life, business partner relations; Kent Ellis, Lawrenceburg Distillers Indiana, college relations; Amy Hehman, Advantage Staffing, workforce readiness; Muriel Petermann, Transition, diversity; Karen Schreyer, Catholic Health Initiatives, HRCI certification; Tara Sorrell Proctor, Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, chapter administrator; and Scott McGarvey, Sinkula Investments DBA Wendy’s, technology.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES • Unload and sort food from food drive for Be Concerned Inc., Covington. Call 859-291-6789. Unload food from postal workers food drive from 3:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. May 14, at Be Concerned, 714 Washington St., Covington. Sort food by type and box up for storage. Dinner will be provided. • Assistance filing 501c3 status Amazing Grace Cats Inc., Edgewood. Call 859426-5038. Volunteer needed to assist with filing the appro-

priate paperwork to reach 501c3 status for the rescue. • VITA site greeter forBrighton Center Inc., Newport. Call 859-.491-8303. Greet individuals coming to have taxes completed. Ensure that individuals sign-in and have all proper documents with them. • Surgery lounge volunteer for St. Elizabeth Healthcare Fort Thomas. Call 859301-2140. This position acts as liaison between families and surgery staff.

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Evelyn Baumstark

Evelyn Madeline Baumstark, 75, of Dry Ridge, died March 5, 2011, at Woodcrest Manor, Elsmere. Eight brothers and two sisters died previously. Survivors include her daughters, Frankie Mae Young of Nicholasville and Mattie Jean Fischer of Florence; husband, William Davis Baumstark of Dry Ridge; brother, John McNeese of Florence; sisters, Marcella “Penny” Finnell of Kentucky, Mary Helen Hiesel of Falmouth and Bonnie Day of Cold Spring; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Dorothy Jett Dempsey

Dorothy Jett Dempsey, 86, of Fort Thomas, died March 8, 2011, at St. Elizabeth Fort Thomas. She was a Realtor with SchoepfMason-Johns, West Shell and Sibcy Cline companies and was a clerk at the Internal Revenue Service, Covington, for the past 12 years. Her husband, Louis A. Dempsey Sr., and her brothers, Eugene, Richard, Gilbert and Joseph Jett, died previously. Survivors include her daughter, Denise Dempsey of Fort Thomas; sons, Walter Dempsey of Louisville and Louis A. “Bud” Dempsey Jr. of


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Deborah Miley Eades

Deborah “Debbie” Miley Eades, 57, of Covington, died March 8, 2011, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. Her husband, Charles Eades, died in 1999. Survivors include her daughter, Barbara Vastine of Independence; son, Mark Eades of Covington; brother, James Miley of Fort Mitchell; sister, Darlene Stroberg of Dayton; and four grandchildren.

Barbara M. Gibbons

Barbara M. Gibbons, 83, of Dayton, died March 9, 2011, at St. Elizabeth Fort Thomas. She was a retired loan officer with Cintel Federal Credit Union and title clerk with Fifth Third. Bank. She was a member of Dayton-Bellevue Christian Church, where she was treasurer, a Sunday school teacher and church board member, a member of the Dora Chapter Order of the Eastern Star and on the Dayton Code Board. Survivors include her daughter, Karen Little of West Chester, Ohio; sons, Russell Gibbons of Mountain Top, Pa., Gary Gibbons of Covington and Rodney Gibbons of North Bend, Ohio; sisters, Marie McGee, Lois Potts and Jeanne Wallace, all of Kansas; brothers, Earl Reden-



baugh and Tom Redenbaugh, both of Missouri, Ralph Redenbaugh of Texas and Jim Redenbaugh of Oregon; eight grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery, Southgate. Memorials: Dayton-Bellevue Christian Church, 139 Eighth Ave., Dayton, KY 41074.

Carolyn Cloud Goins

Carolyn Cloud Goins, 44, of Covington, died March 10, 2011, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. She was a paralegal for LernerSampson-Rothfuss, Cincinnati, former schedule clerk for American Air Lines and a member of Holy Family Catholic Church, Price Hill, Ohio. Survivors include her husband, David G. Goins; son, Benjamin Goins of Independence; parents, James and Elaine Olberding Cloud of Fort Thomas; sister, Cathy Cloud of Hamilton, Ohio; and brothers, James Cloud of Fort Thomas and Michael Cloud of Crittenden. Interment was at Floral Hills Memorial Gardens, Taylor Mill. Memorials: American Cancer Society, 297 Buttermilk Pike, Fort Mitchell, KY 41017.

Albert Sauerbeck

Albert Sauerbeck, 86, of Bellevue, died March 6, 2011, at Carmel Manor Nursing Home, Fort Thomas. He was a sheet metal polisher with Master Craft Metal in Bellevue, a member of Divine Mercy Parish and served many years as an usher at Sacred Heart Church in Bellevue. He was a U.S. Army World War II


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Betty Lee Schrader

Betty Lee Schrader, 84, of Fort Thomas, died March 4, 2011, at St. Elizabeth Fort Thomas. She was a homemaker, past president of the Holly Hill Guild and a member of Highland United Methodist Church and Circle 11 at the church. Her husband, Alpheus Schrader, died previously. Survivors include her son, Gary Schrader of Cincinnati; daughter, Deborah Johnston of Fort Thomas; brother, Donald Ray Stormer of Fort Thomas; and two grandchildren. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery. Memorials: St. Elizabeth Hospice, 85 N. Grand Ave., Fort Thomas, KY 41075 or Highland United Methodist Church, 406 N. Fort Thomas Ave., Fort Thomas, KY 41075.

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Dorothy L. Smith

Dorothy L. Smith, 86, of Wilder, died March 8, 2011. Her son, Terry M. Cooper; sisters, Irene Fisher, Bessie Mallory, Marie Kirkpatrick and Edith Wiggans; and brothers, Charles Howard Bobo and Carl Richard Bobo, died previously. Survivors include her grandsons, Eric Cooper and Brandon Cooper, both of Wilder; and seven greatgrandchildren. Burial was at Evergreen Cemetery.

Justice O. Smoot

Justice Owen Smoot, 88, of Florence, died March 10, 2011, at Providence Pavilion in Covington. He was a retired maintenance worker for the Covington Post Office after 32 years and a member of the D.A.V. in Covington. He was a U.S. Navy World War II veteran, a Pearl Harbor survivor and served on the USS Maryland. His wife, Alma Blackaby Smoot, died previously. Survivors include his stepdaughter, Margie Holcomb Gilbert of Florence; stepsons, Billy Holcomb of Fort Thomas and Ricky Holcomb of Eminence, Ky.; brothers, Rufus Smoot of Lakeland, Fla., and Charles Logan Smoot of Frankfort; seven grandchildren; and five greatgrandchildren. Burial was at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Erlanger. Memorials: Alzheimer’s Association, 644 Linn St., Suite 1026, Cincinnati, OH 45203.

James ‘Jim’ Sticklen

James “Jim” Philip Sticklen, 58, of Brooksville, died March 4, 2011, at Baptist Regional Medical Center in Corbin. He was an Alexandria Police Officer/School Resource Officer and a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church. He received the Chief Charles T. Donaldson 2006 Leadership Award, Teacher of the Month Award from Campbell County Middle School, Meritorious Medal of Conduct award from the City of

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Robert L. Taylor

Robert L. Taylor, 51, of Alexandria, died March 7, 2011, at his home. His father, Morris Taylor, died previously. Survivors include his wife, Jewell Taylor; mother, Katherine Taylor; siblings, Connie Ferguson, Charlotte Orme, Mark Taylor, Barbara Sullivan, Brenda Whitaker and Gene Taylor; sons, Chris Taylor and Robert Taylor; and two grandchildren. Burial was at Evergreen Cemetery, Southgate.

How to prevent the spread of influenza The influenza virus can be spread directly to others through droplets from sneezing or coughing – especially within a 3- to 6foot range – or indirectly from surfaces contaminated with flu viruses. A person can have flu virus in the respiratory system one to four days prior to showing the symptoms of cough, fever, headache, sore throat and fatigue, said Jerri M. Abramis, an infection prevention nurse at St. Elizabeth Healthcare. During flu season, stay away from crowds and avoid contact with sick people. Cover nose and mouth with tissues when sneezing or coughing. Throw the tis-

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Dealing with grief issues Hospice of the Bluegrass’ professional bereavement counselors working in conjunction with its social workers and chaplains are offering a variety of options to those in the community who are trying to navigate through the grief process during or after the death of a loved one. A Spouse Loss Breakfast will take place 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. Friday, March 25, at Hospice of the Bluegrass Northern Kentucky Administrative Suites, 7388 Turfway Road, Florence. Breakfast will be offered for those who are dealing with the death of a spouse to foster understanding and provide an opportunity for socialization. The program will include an educational presentation on grief to facilitate coping along grief’s journey.

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Bobby Brewer, 52, 807 Garrett Apt. 3, alcohol intoxication in a public place at St. Elizabeth, Fort Thomas, March 4. Stephen Weatherby, 20, 10269 Goldeneye Drive, operating a motor vehicle on a suspended license at Alexandria Pike at Grandview, March 4. Mark Bole, 26, 48 Hollywoods Drive Unit E, warrant at 48 Hollywoods Drive Unit E, March 3. Cole Altman, 27, 895 Ohio Pike, DUI at I-471 north, March 6. Corey Parks, 38, 119 North Fort Thomas Ave., warrant at 110 North Fort Thomas Ave., March 6. Rich Scanlon, 37, 707 South Fort Thomas Ave., DUI, first degree criminal mischief at 22 Grant St., March 5. Alan Vogel Jr., 23, 4280 KY 131, first degree possession of a controlled

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Teresa Mueller, 42, 4773 Dale Ave. No. 1, first degree possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia at 222 York St., March 9. Joseph Silvey, 27, 5523 Scott St., theft by unlawful taking at 1301 Monmouth St., March 8. Destiny Dawn Widener, 30, 526 Fifth Ave., theft by unlawful taking at 1301 Monmouth St., March 8. Debbie Widener, 50, 315 Park Ave., theft by unlawful taking at 1301 Monmouth St., March 8. Timothy Brinnon, 32, 830 Alexandria Pike Apt. 111, fourth degree assault at Wilson and Memorial, March 7.

To the Mayor and Members of the City Council City of Alexandria, Kentucky We have audited the accompanying financial statements of the governmental activities and each major fund of City of Alexandria, KY, as of and for the year ended June 30, 2010, which collectively comprise the City’s basic financial statements as listed in the table of contents. These financial statements are the responsibility of City of Alexandria, KY’s management. Our responsibility is to express opinions on these financial statements based on our audit. We conducted our audit in accordance with auditing standards generally accepted in the United States of America and the standards applicable to financial audits contained in Government Auditing Standards, issued by the Comptroller General of the United States. Those standards require that we plan and perform the audit to obtain reasonable assurance about whether the financial statements are free of material misstatements. An audit includes examining, on a test basis, evidence supporting the amounts and disclosures in the financial statements. An audit also includes assessing the accounting principles used and the significant estimates made by management, as well as evaluating the overall financial statement presentation. We believe that our audit provides a reasonable basis for our opinions. In our opinion, the financial statements referred to above present fairly, in all material respects, the respective financial position of the governmental activities and each major fund of the City of Alexandria, KY, as of June 30, 2010, and the respective changes in financial position, thereof for the year then ended in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America. In accordance with Government Auditing Standards, we have also issued our report dated February 1, 2011, on our consideration of the city of Alexandria, KY’s internal control over financial reporting and on our tests of its compliance with certain provisions of laws, regulations, contracts, and grant agreements and other matters. The purpose of that report is to describe the scope of our testing of internal control over financial reporting and compliance and the results of that testing, and not to provide an opinion on internal control over financial reporting or on compliance. That report is an integral part of an audit performed in accordance with Government Auditing Standards and should be considered in assessing the results of our audit. Accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America require that the management’s discussion and analysis and budgetary comparison information on pages 2 through 10 and 28 through 30 be presented to supplement the basic financial statements. Such information, although not a part of the basic financial statements, is required by the Governmental Accounting Standards Board, who considers it to be an essential part of financial reporting for placing the basic financial statements in an appropriate operational, economic, or historical context. We have applied certain limited procedures to the required supplementary information in accordance with auditing standards generally accepted in the United States of America, which consisted of inquiries of management about the methods of preparing the information and comparing the information for consistency with management’s responses to our inquiries, the basic financial statements, and other knowledge we obtained during our audit of the basic financial statements. We do not express an opinion or provide any assurance on the information because the limited procedures do not provide us with sufficient evidence to express an opinion or provide any assurance. CITY OF ALEXANDIRA, KENTUCKY BALANCE SHEET GOVERNMENT FUNDS June 30, 0210

Assets Cash and Cash Equivalents Due from other funds Taxed Receivable Accounts Receivable Total Assets Liabilities and Fund Balances Liabilities: Accounts Payable Accrued Liabilities Due to Other Funds Deferred Revenue Total Liabilities Fund Balances: Unreserved, Reported in: General Fund Reserved, Reported in: Sewer Fund Municipal Aid Fund Total Fund Balances Total Liabilities and Fund Balances

General Fund

Municipal Aid Fund

Sewer Fund

Total Governmental Fund

$ 1,096,473 11,996 46,269 $ 1,154,738

$ 183,516 $ 183,516

$ 150,963 580,346 $ 731,309

$ 1,430,952 11,996 46,269 580,346 $ 2,069,563

$ 30,822 86,487 46,272 163,581

$ -

$ 658 11,997 580,347 593,002

$ 31,480 86,487 11,997 626,619 756,583



991,157 $ 1,154,738

183,516 183,516 $ 183,516

138,307 138,307 $ 731,309

Amounts reported for governmental activities in the statement of net assets are different because: Capital assets used in governmental activities are not financial resources and, therefore, are not reported in the funds. Other long-term assets are not available to pay for current-period expenditures and, therefore, are deferred in the funds.

991,157 138,307 183,516 1,312,980

4,234,875 626,620

Compensated absences are not due and payable in the current period and therefore are not reported in the funds.


Long-term liabilities are not due and payable in the current period and therefore are not reported in the funds. Net assets of governmental activities

(960,813) $ 4,925,884


Revenues Taxes Licenses and Permits Intergovernmental Charges for Services Fines and Forfeitures Interest Miscellaneous Total Revenues Expenditures Current: General Government Police Public Works Waste Collection Planning and Inspection Park and Recreation Misc. Expenses Debt Service: Principal Interest Capital Outlay Total Expenditures CE-1001626462-01

General Fund

Municipal Aid Fund

Sewer Fund

$ 3,030,295 42,512 195,539 518,091 19,460 2,666 59,540 3,868,103

$ 151,768 151,768

$ 55,322 12,014 67,336

Total Governmental Fund $ 3,030,295 42,512 347,307 573,413 19,460 14,680 59,540 4,087,207

909,466 1,733,671 505,403 438,027 35,659 15,783 -

130,085 -


909,466 1,733,671 635,488 438,027 35,659 15,783 375

173,325 8,237 81,658 3,901,229


38,332 10,730 49,437

211,657 18,967 81,658 4,080,751

Richard Young Jr., 50, 618 Washington Apt. 4, fourth degree assault at 618 Washington Apt. 4, March 6. Derrick Dwain, 40, 912 Putnam St., fourth degree assault at 900 block of Putnam St., March 6. Matthew Toensmeyer, 24, 7890 KY Highway 17, theft by unlawful taking at 11th and York, March 4. Thomas Wells, 44, 10562 Taylor Mill Road Apt. A, theft by unlawful taking, second degree fleeing, warrant at 1301 Monmouth St., March 4. Kenneth Poetter, 31, 3540 Darwin Ave., theft by unlawful taking at 1301 Monmouth St., March 4. John Jordan, 52, 343 East 13th St. No. 1, theft by unlawful taking, no operator’s license at 1601 Monmouth St., March 2. Jason Shelton, 47, 1044 Washington, alcohol intoxication in a public place, first degree promoting contraband at 10th and Hamlet, March 1. Megan Alexander, 32, 6511 Coffey

St., theft of identity, third degree possession of a controlled substance at 222 York St., March 2. Jeff Nash, 48, 320 Lindsey St., third degree burglary, possession of drug paraphernalia at 300 block of Lindsey, March 1.

Incidents/investigations First degree criminal mischief At 931 Isabella St., March 1.

Fourth degree assault, theft by unlawful taking

At 702 Columbia, March 1.

Fraudulent use of a credit card At 101 East 10th St., March 9. At 735 Liberty St., March 1. At 800 block of Monmouth St., March 1.

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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.

Third degree burglary

At 939 Isabella St., March 1. At 324 Hodge, Feb. 28.

Third degree criminal mischief

At 215 Main St., Feb. 28. At 214 Main St., Feb. 28.

Second degree burglary, theft of a controlled substance

HDTV’s from

At 512 Brighton St., March 1.


Theft by unlawful taking

At 130 Pavilion, March 1. At 1779 Monmouth St., March 1. At 202 East Seventh St., Feb. 27.



per week

104 weeks

Leas e Z one Latonia 859-431-8666 Turfway 859-647-2160

Excess (Deficiency) of Revenues Over (Under) Expenditures


Prior Period Adjustment


Fund Balances - Beginning





$ 991,157

$ 183,516

$ 138,307

$ 1,312,981

Fund Balances - Ending



6,457 85,941

CITY OF ALEXANDRIA, KENTUCKY GENERAL FUND STATEMENT OF REVENUES, EXPENDITURES, AND CHANGES IN FUND BALANCES BUDGET AND ACTUAL For the Year Ended June 30, 2010 Budgeted Amounts Original Final Revenues Taxes Licenses and Permits Intergovernmental Charges for Services Fines and Forfeitures Interest Miscellaneous Total Revenues Expenditures Current: General Government Police Public Works Waste Collection Planning and Inspection Park and Recreation Debt Service: Principal Interest Capital Outlay Total Expenditures Net Change in Fund Balances Prior Period Adjustment Fund Balances - Beginning Fund Balances - Ending

Actual Amounts

Variance with Final Budget Positive (Negative)

$ 3,160,000 38,000 127,000 441,000 23,500 7,500 50,000 3,847,000

$ 3,160,000 38,000 127,000 441,000 23,500 7,500 50,000 3,847,000

$ 3,030,295 42,512 195,539 518,091 19,460 2,666 59,540 3,868,103

1,025,211 1,746,500 583,000 438,100 38,000 20,000

1,025,211 1,746,500 583,000 438,100 38,000 20,000

909,466 1,733,671 505,403 438,027 35,659 15,783

115,745 12,829 77,597 73 2,341 4,217

35,000 12,000 73,000 3,970,811

35,000 12,000 73,000 3,970,811

173,325 8,237 81,658 3,901,229

(138,325) 3,763 (8,658) 69,582

(123,811) (133,800)

(123,811) (133,800)

(33,126) 85,941 938,342

90,685 85,941 1,072,142

$ (257,611)

$ (257,611)

$ 991,157

$ 1,248,768


$ (129,705) 4,512 68,539 77,091 (4,040) (4.834) 9,540 21,103

Final Budget Positive (Negative)

Revenues Intergovernmental Interest Total Revenues

$ 100,000 2,000 102,000

$ 100,000 2,000 102,000

$ 151,768 151,768

$ 51,768 (2,000) 49,768

Expenditures Current: Public Works Total Expenditures Net Change in Fund Balances Fund Balances - Beginning Fund Balances - Ending

100,000 100,000 2,000 $ 2,000

100,000 100,000 2,000 $ 2,000

130,085 130,085 21,683 161,833 $ 183,516

(30,085) (30,085) 19,683 161,833 $ 181,516

CITY OF ALEXANDRIA, KENTUCKY SEWER FUND STATEMENT OF REVENUES, EXPENDITURES, AND CHANGES IN FUND BALANCES BUDGET AND ACTUAL For the Year Ended June 30, 2010 Variance with Budgeted Amounts Actual Original Final Amounts Operating Revenues: Charges for Services Interest Income Intergovernmental Total Operating Revenues

$ 42,000 25,000 67,000

$ 42,000 25,000 67,000

$ 55,322 12,014 67,336

Final Budget Positive (Negative) $ 13,322 12,014 (25,000) 336

Operating Expenses: Misc. Expenses Dept. Service: Principal Interest Total Operating Expenses





44,300 20,000 64,700

44,300 20,000 64,700

38,332 10,730 49,437

5,968 9,270 15,263

Excess (Deficiency) of Revenues Over (Under) Expenditures





2,300 (37,400) 19,916 $ (17,484)

2,300 (37,400) 19,916 $ 17,484)

17,899 120,408 $ 38,307

(2,300) 55,299 100,492 $ 155,791

Other Financing Sources (Uses) Transfers Out Net Change in Fund Balances Fund Balances - Beginning Fund Balances - Ending

A copy of the complete audit report, including financial statements and supplemental information, is on file at the City Building, 8236 West Main Street, Alexandria, KY, and is available for public inspection during normal business hours; any citizen may obtain from the City Clerk’s office a copy of the complete audit report, including financial statements and supplemental information, for personal use; citizens requesting a personal copy of the city audit report that they will be charged for duplication costs at a rate of ten cents ($0.10) per page; and copies of the financial statement are available to the public at no cost at the business address of the officer responsible for preparation of the statement. –Karen M. Barto, City Clerk/TreasurerW


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March 17, 2011

Volunteers needed for fine arts fair When Summerfair 2011, Cincinnati’s annual fine arts and crafts fair, opens its gates for its 44th year on Friday, June 3. Since its beginnings in Eden Park in 1968, Summerfair has been

an event planned and overseen by volunteers and this year, more than 400 volunteers will be needed to work during Summerfair 2011, on June 3, 4 and 5 at Coney Island.

Section 00020

“Our dedicated volunteers are a vital component of Summerfair every year,” said Fair Chair Bob Hinman. “With more than 300 artists in 10 different categories, performances to coordinate, food vendors to work with, children’s activities to be planned and hundreds of other tasks, Summerfair is a quite a large undertaking. Much of this wouldn’t be possible without our volun-

teers. They make everything possible.” Volunteer positions average a two hour time commitment and include working admission gates, in the Youth Arts area, in poster and T-shirt sales and hospitality. All volunteers will receive free admission to the fair, free parking, a complimentary 2011 Summerfair poster and bottled water

INVITATION TO BID Date: March 17th, 2011 P R O J E C T : Robbins Street, Greenup Street and 10th Street Water Main Replacement SEALED BIDS WILL BE RECEIVED AT: Northern Kentucky Water District (Owner) 2835 Crescent Springs Road P.O. Box 18640 Erlanger, Kentucky 41018 UNTIL:

Date:April 6, 2011 Time:9:00 AM (local time)

At said place and time, and promptly thereafter, all Bids that have been duly received will be publicly opened and read aloud. The proposed Work is generally described as follows: Construction of approximately 2,743 feet of 8” C-900 PVC pipe, 180 feet of 6” C-900 PVC pipe and 239 feet of 8” Class 50 ductile iron pipe on Robbins Street, Greenup Street and 10th Street in Covington, Kenton County, Kentucky. All Bids must be in accordance with the Instructions to Bidders and Contract Documents on file, and available for examination at: Northern Kentucky Water District (Owner) 2835 Crescent Springs Road Erlanger, Kentucky 41018 Or Cardinal Engineering One Moock Road Wilder, KY 41071 Copies of the Bidding Documents may be obtained from the office of Cardinal Engineering at the address indicated herein. Charges for all documents obtained will be made on the following basis: Charge Complete set of Bidding Documents $ 60 Mailing and Handling (U.S. Mail) (if requested) $ 15 Mailing and Handling (FED EX) (if requested) $ 30 Charges for Bidding Documents and mailing and handling, if applicable, will not be refunded. Bids will be received on a unit price and/or lump sum basis as described in the Contract Documents. Bid security, in the form of a certified check or a Bid Bond (insuring/bonding company shall be rated “A” by AM Best) in the amount of ten percent (10%) of the maximum total bid price, must accompany each Bid. The Successful Bidder will be required to furnish a Construction Payment Bond and a Construction Performance Bond (insuring/bonding company shall be rated “A” by AM Best) as security for the faithful performance of the contract and the payment of all bills and obligations arising from the performance of the Contract. Contractor and all Subcontractors will be required to conform to the labor standards set forth in the Contract Documents. This project falls under the provisions of KRS 337.505 to 337.550 for prevailing wage rates. Evaluation of Bids and the awarding of a final contract are subject to the reciprocal preference for Kentucky resident bidders pursuant to KRS 45A490 to 45A.494 and (KAR 200 5:400). Owner reserves the right to reject any or all Bids, including without limitation the right to reject any or all nonconforming, non-responsive, incomplete, unbalanced, or conditional Bids, to waive informalities, and to reject the Bid of any Bidder if Owner believes that it would not be in the best interest of Owner to make an award to that Bidder. Owner also reserves the right to negotiate with the apparent qualified Bidder to such an extent as may be determined by Owner. Minority Bidders are encouraged to bid. Bids shall remain subject to acceptance for 90 days after the day of bid opening or for such longer period of time to which a Bidder may agree in writing upon request of the Owner. If a Contract is to be awarded, the Owner will give the successful Bidder a Notice of Award during the period of time during which the successful Bidder’s bid remains subject to acceptance. Richard Harrison, Vice President of Engineering, Water Quality, & Production Northern Kentucky Water District 1001626943

PUBLIC NOTICE Campbell County Fiscal Court in conjunction with the Kentucky Association of Counties (KACo), will be accepting bids via a Reverse Online Auction on April 1, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. eastern time (1:00 p.m. central) for the purchase of road salt for the county road department. For bid participation/registrati on and specification contact Orbis Online at 830-980-9085 or log onto or contact Campbell County Fiscal Court (859-292-3838); or Scott Martin with KACo at 800-264-5226. Campbell County Fiscal Court reserves the right to reject/accept any and all bids. Bids will be accepted online only. 6930 Request for Proposals Lawn Care & Snow Removal Services Neighborhood Foundations is currently accepting bids for lawn care and snow removal services at Scattered Site 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 contactRandy ing 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 31, 2011 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 #1103”. 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) 5812533, ext. 217 rschweinzger@neigh borhoodfoundations.c om 5893 To place your BINGO ad call 513.242.4000

during their shift. Volunteer forms can be downloaded from the Summerfair Cincinnati website at and should be returned to the Summerfair Cincinnati offices by April 23. Volunteer positions will be filled on a first come, first served basis. Volunteers under 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult. Summerfair 2011 will feature more than 300 fine artists and craftspeople from around the country exhibit-

ing and selling works ranging from ceramics and sculptures to painting and photography, four stages of local and regional entertainers, a youth arts area and a variety of gourmet arts vendors. The annual event, held at the historic Coney Island, draws more than 20,000 attendees each year. For more information, call the Summerfair Cincinnati office at 513-5310050, visit Summerfair Cincinnati online at www. or e-mail

ORDINANCE NO. O-04-2011 AN ORDINANCE ACCEPTING THE RECOMMENDATION OF THE FORT THOMAS PLANNING COMMISSION SUBMITTED IN ITS RESOLUTION NO. Z-01-11 AND AMENDING THE OFFICIAL ZONING ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF FORT THOMAS, CAMPBELL COUNTY, KENTUCKY, BEING ORDINANCE NO. O-16-2007, BY CHANGING THE ZONE OR DISTRICT OF REAL ESTATE HEREINAFTER DESCRIBED FROM RESIDENTIAL THREE (R-3) TO GENERAL COMMERCIAL (GC) FOR AN APPROXIMATE .0592 ACRE SITE LOCATED AT 2221 MEMORIAL PARKWAY, BY AMENDING THE OFFICIAL ZONING MAP OF THE CITY OF FORT THOMAS PURSUANT TO SECTION EIGHT (8) OF SAID OFFICIAL ZONING ORDINANCE TO CONFORM WITH SAME. WHEREAS, the Fort Thomas Planning Commission conducted a hearing on February 16, 2011, to consider a request for a zone change from Residential-Three (R-3) to General Commercial (GC) for property located at 2221 Memorial Parkway; and WHEREAS, the Fort Thomas Planning Commission found that the requested zone change is consistent with the Comprehensive Plan and specifically the Land Use Plan Element which recommends the area for mixed use; and WHEREAS, the Comprehensive Plan recommends development of services near similar land uses and better utilization of historic buildings. The existing structure is adjoined by commercial zoning to the north and high density residential zoning to the east and west. Continued use of the structure for single family residential is not consistent with surrounding land uses; and WHEREAS, the Transportation Plan and Public Facilities elements of the Comprehensive Plan are not impacted by this proposal since the small office will not generate substantially larger traffic volumes nor make additional use of public facilities. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY OF FORT THOMAS, CAMPBELL COUNTY, KENTUCKY: SECTION I That the zoning classification for the parcel of property as described herein, being a part of the Official Zoning Ordinance of the City of Fort Thomas, Campbell County, Kentucky, being Ordinance No. O-16-2007, which was adopted on May 21, 2007, be and the same is hereby amended for the following area: Situated in the City of Fort Thomas, Campbell County, Kentucky, and being part of Lot Numbered One Hundred and Ten (110) of the Highland Park Land Company’s First Subdivision of Inverness, as shown on plat of said subdivision recorded in Deed Book 56, Page 151 of the County records at Newport, Kentucky, and being more particularly bounded and described as follows: Beginning at a point in the westerly line of Dundee Avenue, at the common corner of lots 109 and 110 of the Highland Park Land Company’s First Subdivision of Inverness; thence along the dividing line between lots 109 and 110 of said Subdivision, N 29° 47’ W 83.53 feet to a point; thence along a line parallel to the south line of North Fort Thomas Avenue, and 90 feet distant therefrom, as measured at right angles thereto, N 60° 13’ E 50 feet to a point in the dividing line between Lots 110 and 111 of the Highland Park Land Company’s First Subdivision of Inverness; thence along said dividing line S 29° 47’ E 25.50 feet to a point in the westerly line of Dundee Avenue; thence along the westerly line of Dundee Avenue S 10° 58’ W 76.60 feet to the place of beginning. SECTION II Parcel described in Section I recorded in Deed Book 641 Page 453 is hereby amended and changed on the Official Zoning Map from Residential Three (R-3) to General Commercial (GC).


Pretzel party

The Pretzel Lady Marilyn Baker of Covington, delivers gifts to WNKU General Manager Chuck Miller, receptionist Teresa McQueen and Director of marketing Aaron Sharpe in Highland Heights.

Locals prepare to Spring into Service The City of Highland Heights in collaboration with the NKU Scripps Howard Center for Civic Engagement will be hosting a community service initiative, Spring in to Service, Saturday, April 2. NKU students, alumni, faculty and staff, as well as members of the community will dedicate their morning to serving those in need. Projects for Spring in to Service include preparing local community gardens for spring, clean up around the city of Highland Heights and debris clean up along the AA highway.

SECTION III That the City Clerk be and she is hereby authorized and directed to deliver a certified copy of this ordinance to the Zoning Administrator. SECTION IV That the Zoning Administrator be and he is authorized and directed to change the zone boundaries on the Official Zoning Map in accordance with this Ordinance and Section 8 of the Official Zoning Ordinance. SECTION V That a Certificate of Land Use Restriction, pursuant to the provisions of KRS 100.3681-100.3684 shall be filed in the Office of the Campbell County Clerk. SECTION VI That this Ordinance shall amend but not repeal the existing Official Zoning Ordinance and the Official Zoning Map. SECTION VII That this Ordinance shall be effective when read, passed and advertised at the earliest date according to law. APPROVED: _____________________________ Mary H. Brown, Mayor 1st Reading: ___________________ ADOPTED: __________________ Published: ___________________ ATTEST: __________________________ Melissa Kelly, City Clerk


LEGAL NOTICE The Fort Thomas Board of Education sealed accept will proposals until 2:00 p.m. on March 31, Auditing for 2011 Services. Additional information is available at the office of the Superintendent of Schools, 28 North Ave., Fort Thomas Thomas, KY Fort 41075. Telephone, The 859-781-3333. Fort Thomas Board of Education reserves the right to reject any or all proposals. 1001626195 LEGAL NOTICE The annual meeting of the Cold Spring Ethics Commission has been scheduled for Thursday, March 24, 2011, at 7:00 pm. It will be held at the Cold Spring City Building which is located at 5694 E. Alexandria Pike, Cold Spring, Kentucky. The purpose of this meeting is to review financial statements and elect officers for the current year. 1001627193

An additional service being offered during the Spring in to Service day that involves assisting residents of the city in preparing their yards for spring. Call the Highland Heights City Building at 441-8575 for more information on how to receive assistance in preparing a yard. The city will also have two Dumpsters located at the Old School Building off Renshaw Road, and one at the City Garage on Johns Hill Road. Oil will not be accepted. Paint that has kitty litter added to the containers will be accepted. For more information regarding Spring in to Service, visit or contact Rebecca Vance, Program Coordinator at 859-5721909 or

BUSINESS NOTES Cranley joins Eisen Agency

Sarah Cranley has joined The Eisen Agency in Newport as director of client services. Cranley brings five years of experience in business development, event planning, fundraising, marketing and public relations to the agency. She will work directly with clients to assist them with marketing, communications planning, and execution, as well as business development and growth needs on a local and national scale. Prior to joining, she served as director of recruitment for Seton High School. She holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Kentucky and a master’s degree from Xavier University.


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