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Highland Heights officers honored for heroic act

Officers save man from burning car By Amanda Joering Alley


Campbell County is working to repair or replace two damaged bridges over creeks on rural side roads this summer. A bridge on California Crossroads at Gubser Mill in the California area, and another bridge on Uhl Road between Silver Grove have both been damaged by flood waters. News, A3

Highland Heights Mayor Greg Meyers (right) presents officers Greg Haigis (left) and Tony Jansen with medals of valor. AMANDA JOERING ALLEY/COMMUNITY RECORDER

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ting their own lives at risk, two Highland Heights police officers committed an “act of heroism” in February when they pulled a Milford man out of a burning vehicle, saving his life. Officer Greg Haigis and Tony Jansen were recognized for their effort at a council meeting Tuesday, April 3, when Mayor Greg

Meyers presented each of them with the distinguished Medal of Honor. “These officers went over and beyond the call of duty,” said Mayor Greg Meyers. “We’re proud to have officers like this serving our city.” The Medal of Honor is given as a distinguishing symbol of courage and strength of mind in the face of danger to protect hu-

man life. Chief Bob Thomas said the officers were patrolling the north end of the city around 4 a.m. when they heard a loud crashing sounds.

When they found the source of the noise, they saw that a car had crashed into an overpass and was engulfed in flames, trapping the driver in the car. After trying to put out the flames with fire extinguishers, blankets and more, the officers took it upon themselves to act, peeling back the driver’s door and pulling him from the car and away from danger. “How these two officers performed is nothing short of amazing,” Thomas said. “This was an incredible act of heroism.” See OFFICERS, Page A2

County weighing housing options Lakeside Terrace fate in question By Chris Mayhew

Staying safe An annual kindergarten health and safety fair at Reiley Elementary School in Alexandria gives students a rolling start on being cautious and avoiding common dangers. This year’s March 30 fair included a fingerprinting booth and safety presentations about buses, pedestrians, bicycles and scooters. Schools, A7

Donna Watts, Newport High School's Youth Service Center Coordinator, shows off some of the dresses donated for the school's Prom Dress Giveway. AMANDA JOERING ALLEY/COMMUNITY RECORDER

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NEWPORT — For the past few years, students at Newport High School who can’t afford outfits for prom have still been able to attend the memorable event thanks to the school’s Prom Dress Giveaway. Through the giveaway, students receive prom dresses, suits, tuxedos and accessories that have been donated by alumni and other community members. Youth Service Center Coordinator Donna Watts said the idea came about after she noticed that some students

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weren’t attending the dance because they couldn’t afford outfits. Watts reached out to Newport’s alumni and the community and got a great response. “Everyone has been very

generous,” Watts said. “We get so much every year for our prom closet.” Watts said while she refers students the Cinderella’s Closet, a local program that serves a similar purpose, they have a deadline of March, meaning students that decide more last minute that they want to go, don’t have that as an option. The closet at Newport is open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. every school day including the day of the prom, Friday, May 18. Watts said students who visit the closet are very excited and grateful that they are able to go See PROM, Page A2

HIGHLAND HEIGHTS — Campbell County Fiscal Court is still weighing its options on the potential fate of the Lakeside Terrace senior citizens apartments in Highland Heights, but promises to give residents at least four months notice about any eventual changes. Kevin Gordon, of Wilder, has been posing the question of what will happen to the Lakeside Terrace property regularly at fiscal court meetings, and did so again at the April 4 meeting in Alexandria. Gordon said residents at Lakeside Terrace want more information from the county. “I guess it’s just the perception the longer this drags out – that they’re being kept in the dark,” he said. If nothing else, the county should meet with residents and point out what rumors about the property are incorrect. At the least, the county can say there is no comment on certain rumors and listen to people’s questions and concerns, Gordon said. “There have been discussions,” said Commissioner Ken Rechtin, who was leading the meeting in place of Judge-executive Steve Pendery who was ab-

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Thomas said a number of things could have happened, including the gas tank, tires or air bags exploding, making the situation particularly dangerous. Haigis, who has been serving the city since 2010 after working at the Campbell County Police Department for several years, said when he got to the scene of the accident,

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he didn’t really think about the danger, he just did what he could to help the driver. “It was a little overwhelming,” Haigis said. “I’m been on a lot of accident scenes in my career and that was one of the worse I’ve seen.” Jansen, who has been with the department since 2006 after working as a firefighter for the Central Campbell Fire District, said they just did what needed to be done. “(It’s good) to know you have the ability, know-how and composure to mitigate that situation,” Jansen said. Thomas said neither officer asked for or expected special recognition for their performance at the accident. Meyers said the victim’s mother called the city recently and said he is showing signs of improvement.

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any property owner including renovating the building for the same type of use, renovating the building for a different type of use other than senior housing or a possible sale of the property, he said. “I’m not throwing those out there to say any of those are the focus of the Fiscal Court,” Horine said. Lakeside Terrace has a capacity for 95 tenants, and as of April there are 42 tenants, he said. In 2005, there were 90 units occupied, and the number at the end of both 2007 and 2008 as 79 units occupied, Horine said. By the end of 2009 there were 64 units occupied, and by the end of 2010 there were 57 units occupied. At the end of 2011 the number of occupied units was 44. “Even when we were ac-

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The Lakeside Terrace senior citizens home in Highland Heights operated by Campbell County, as seen in a February, is adjacent to the county's senior center in the far left corner of the photo. CHRIS MAYHEW/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER


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APRIL 12, 2012 • CCF RECORDER • A3

Little bridges in need of big fixes By Chris Mayhew



bell County is working to repair or replace two damaged bridges over creeks on rural side roads this summer. A bridge on California Crossroads at Gubser Mill in the California area, and another bridge on Uhl Road between Silver Grove have both been damaged by flood waters. The Gubser Mill bridge has been limited to three-ton weight limits since January. The weight limits restrict usage to passenger vehicles and pickup trucks. No school buses, garbage trucks or trucks are allowed.

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Campbell County has received bids to repair the Uhl Road bridge, and barring any unforeseen circumstances it is likely the low bid will be approved by the Campbell County Fiscal Court at the April 18 meeting, said Campbell County Administrator Rob-

Orange barrels keep the traffic to one lane on the California Crossroads Gubser Mill bridge Tuesday, April 3, where loose stones in the bridge abutments has necessitated a three-ton weight limit. In the background is former general store and gas station that is now a private residence. CHRIS MAYHEW/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER ert Horine. The Uhl Road project will include reusing the existing bridge abutments, but replacing the beams, Horine said. The bridge will need to be closed for a short period of time this summer – likely less than one month, he said. “The main problem is this bridge is at a location that during flood conditions this bridge gets inundated,” Horine said. “Water got into the beams that make up the bridge, and

those beams deteriorated and lost their structural integrity.” The county has been assured construction technology has improved so the new beams will be sealed so water cannot get inside of them, he said. Moving the bridge to a higher location isn’t a feasible option because that entire area on Uhl Road is located is at a low level, Horine said. It’s likely the Uhl Road bridge will cost less than

State bridge inspectors are required to review every bridge more than 20 feet in length whether it is on a state, county or city road, said Campbell County Administrator Robert Horine. It was a state inspector who noticed a couple of problems with the Gubser Mill bridge before Christmas, Horine said. The county hires a bridge inspector to review every structure less than 20 feet in length on county roads every five years, he said.

the initial $116,000 estimate, Horine said. The state has awarded a grant that will pay up to 80 percent of the cost of the Uhl Road bridge project, he said.

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New Hope Center to hold walk By Libby Cunningham



The New Hope Center will hold its 21st annual Walk for Life on April 28 in hopes of raising money for the pregnancy resource organization. “We want people to be aware to promote the sanctity of life,” said event coordinator Carrie Vaughn. “We are a ministry that provides (pregnancy) services.”

This year, about 200 walkers will participate at the event held in Pride Park in Taylor Mill, Vaughn said. “We are looking for people who want to partner with us in making a difference in the culture for life,” said executive director Pam Glenn in an email. “We want to work with those who believe in the sanctity and value of life to come alongside and support women in our community who are in unplanned pregnancies. We also want to be

able to teach an abstinenceuntil-marriage message so we can empower our youth to make healthy choices.” The New Hope Center has three locations in Crestview Hills, Latonia and Alexandria. They offer a variety of services, such as free pregnancy tests, ultrasounds, prenatal education and post-abortion Bible studies. Registration starts at 8:30 a.m. and the walk starts at 9 a.m.

The firing of a police officer was overturned by the Campbell County Police Department Merit Board in favor of a 60-day unpaid suspension. Officer Zach Rechtin challenged his firing from the Campbell County Police Department by Chief Keith Hill before the merit board with attorney on Thursday, March 22. Since the merit board’s

decision, Rechtin submitted a letter of resignation to the county, said Campbell County Administrator Robert Horine. Rechtin served as an officer for Campbell County for five years until he was fired in January 2011. Rechtin and the county were both represented by attorneys at the March 22 merit board hearing. The merit board hearing began at 9 a.m. Thursday, March 22, and continued with time for breaks until the merit

At issue are the cost estimates, Horine said. To replace the Gubser Mill bridge with no realignment to the existing route will cost about $90,000, but to straighten out the roadway has been estimated at $300,000, he said. The county is working to find ways to bring down the $300,000 estimate to a lower level including examining different bridge designs and using county workers to rebuild the roadway approaches to the bridge, Horine said. The county is seeking other funding sources, including state money from the next budget cycle starting July1to help pay for the Gubser Mill bridge, Horine said.



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Jail will grow with district court space By Chris Mayhew

NEWPORT — When the district court clerk offices move to the expanded Newport courthouse in June, jail staff with offices next to water heaters and inside a converted holding cell will get some extra elbow room. The jail will create a bigger visitation area, a new training room for staff and more offices with an expansion timed to begin after the district court clerk's office moves out in June to the Campbell County courthouse in Newport. The courthouse is already undergoing an addition that is nearing completion. Campbell County Fiscal


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Campbell County Detention Center employee Major Jim Young, the training director for the jail in Newport, works out of an office behind the hot water heater and maintenance worker's room. CHRIS MAYHEW/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

The jail has gotten creative with what is office space, converting a holding cell into an office with two desks used by six employees on different shifts, he said. The office still has the steel door of a holding cell, and is next to the "female drunk tank" and a booking

area, Buckler said. The expansion will allow the space to be used as a holding cell again, he said. The office in the cell is used by two employees who classify inmates into different sections of the jail based on their behavior, and four different shift command sergeants, Buck-

Bernie Henke, of Alexandria, a classification officer for the Campbell County Detention Center in Newport, works at his desk inside a converted holding cell. CHRIS MAYHEW/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

ler said. The expansion into district court space will also allow for the creation of between four to six new isolation cells, he said.

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also increase the capability for judges to perform arraignments and for state parole hearings to happen via video conferencing, Buckler said. Video conferencing avoids the transport of prisoners to the courthouse across town. The jail has one video conference room now, and once the new justice center opens up every judge will have video conferencing ability, Buckler said. Having three video conference rooms will eliminate scheduling conflicts, as two or three judges want to have video arraignments at the same time, he said. Buckler said the district court clerk's office is tentatively scheduling a move to the new courthouse by June 11. Work will begin to convert the court clerk office space into jail space immediately once the space is vacant, he said.

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The lobby area for the jail was designed for nine families to come and visit at once, and the expansion will increase the visitation area to be big enough for between 30 to 35 visitations at one time, Buckler said. The jail has visitations six days a week from 4-6 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. in order to meet the demand for visitations, he said. That doesn't count attorneys and clergy who get to come and visit almost anytime, Buckler said.

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The addition of a training room is significant because the Campbell County fire training center in Highland Heights is where jail staff goes to train now, Buckler said. Having the majority of staff on-site at the jail is a priority , he said. "I like to have my people on-site if something were to happen here I've got more bodies to respond," Buckler said. This expansion will be the jail’s last for a long while, he said. “I feel comfortable that the facility will meet the county’s needs for the next 30 years at least,” Buckler said.



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NKU names new president…For a day Meet President Julie Shafer, a sophomore psychology major…

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While all eyes might be on the Northern Kentucky University presidential search, sophomore psychology major Julie Shafer doesn’t have time to worry about that – she’s busy serving as NKU president. Each year, NKU’s Presidential Ambassadors hold a clothing and nonperishable food drive to support the Brighton Center. One lucky student is selected to swap places with President James Votruba, attending meetings and getting an inside look at how a university runs. In

the meantime, Votruba attends the student’s classes as a reminder of what it is like to be in college. Shafer, who is from Hillsboro, Ohio, and transferred to NKU from Ohio University after her freshman year, said this experience is exactly the kind of thing she loves most about NKU. “It’s easy to meet so many people here,” she said. “I just love the people, they’re so friendly. I’ve gotten really close with so many people.” She recalls when President Votruba and NKU Dean of Students Jeff Waple spoke at the Norse Leadership Society retreat last November. “I

NKU President James Votruba with NKU President For a Day Julie Shafer. PROVIDED

thought it was so cool that they took the time to go to Gatlinburg to talk to us,” she said. “It was my first semester and I got to meet President Votruba and get my picture taken with him. I never got to do anything like that at OU.”

As an OU freshman, Shafer decided to take her parents’ advice and consider a more affordable alternative. “I thought about it, and decided maybe I don’t want to be paying off loans for the rest of my life,” she said. Some of her friends were attending NKU and they told her they loved it. That was enough for her to schedule a visit. She liked the atmosphere, the friendly people and the proximity to Newport and Cincinnati. So she decided to transfer. Less than a year later, she is spent the day as NKU’s president. Her first meeting was with Dean

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ALEXANDRIA — The joint Alexandria and Campbell County police consolidation committee will receive a preliminary draft of a study on the topic by the end of April. Alexandria and Campbell County approved $13,500 in October for the consulting team of David Hobson and Lee Ann Morrison out of Richmond, Ky., to conduct the police consolidation study. Campbell County Administrator Robert Horine said the committee April 23. The merger committee meeting will allow the consultants to deliver a preliminary draft of the study along with a live presentation, Horine said. No copies of the preliminary draft have yet been circulated by the consultants, and the committee will hear the findings for the first time at the April meeting, Horine said. The merger committee is comprised of three people from Alexandria, and three from the county, Horine said. Horine, Judge-executive Steve Pendery and Campbell County Police Department Chief Keith Hill are the committee members for the county. Alexandria Mayor Bill Rachford, Alexandria Police Department Chief Mike Ward, and Scott Fleckinger, a member of council, are the committee members from the city.



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Waple and President Votruba to discuss progress on the Campus Recreation Center renovation. Up next on her agenda, a meeting with Vice President for Legal Affairs and General Counsel Sara Sidebottom to discuss a legal matter. Later, Votruba will accompany her to a research methods in psychology class, where he will take a quiz with the rest of the class. Shafer said the whole experience is bitter-sweet, given that she will be the last student to have the honor of serving with Votruba, who will retire this summer. “No one would be as good a president as he is,” she said. “He has it all. It’s really sad that he’s not going to be our president anymore.” What kind of president would Shafer like to be? After reflecting a moment, a smile raced across her face and she replied, “Exactly like Dr. Votruba.” Asked about things she’d address if she were actually taking over as NKU president, the only thing Shafer could come up with is to continue to soften the look of NKU’s concrete campus. She tried to think of more improvements but struggled. “I don’t know why I can’t think of anything at all,” she said, laughing to herself. “He’s done a pretty good job.”

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CULTURE 'COUNTS' AT GRANTS LICK School host 13th Multicultural Fair

By Chris Mayhew

GRANTS LICK — Students danced, dined and most importantly sold products representing countries across the world in a dual lesson in economics and culture at Grants Lick Elementary School March 29-30. The school’s Multicultural Fair, in its 13th year, is the culmination of six weeks of lessons in the classroom in partnership with the University of Cincinnati’s Science and Technology Enhancement Program (STEP). Countries represented at the multicultural fair included Italy, Mexico, South Korea, Haiti, the United Arab Emirates and Japan. Classrooms took turns selling products they made including chicken tortilla soup, and origami for their country and then touring the fair buying products with points to learn how a market system works, said Peggy Herald, a fifthgrade teacher at Grants Lick. “It brings a whole economic aspect to the program,” Herald said. Students have to create a product, market it, sell it, and try to make a profit, she said. Herald said the students have decided to donate all of their profits to the Jean R. Cadet Restavek Organization to help children in Haiti. Kindergarten teacher Amy Williams said the students in her class and in preschool classes learned about Mexico and made products to represent the country. Williams said she was asking her students to keep track of how much they spent and how much profit they made at the multicultural fair. The math lesson comes in adding up and calculating the profits, she said. For kindergarten that means an exercise in counting since everything sold at the fair was priced in increments of fives, Williams said.

Grants Lick Elementary School fourth-grader Ana Pohlgeers, front and left, helps hold up a paper streamer as an arch as her classmates Daniel Gable, left, and Grant Mergenthal run through it during an Irish jig dance to the song "Sweets of May" in the cafeteria March 29. CHRIS MAYHEW/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER Landon Corry, far left, a kindergarten student, stamps the "passports" of fellow Grants Lick Elementary School preschool student Cameron Carson, far left, and Marissa Clark, a second grader at front left, during the school's Multicultural Fair. CHRIS

City chambers a little brighter By Amy Scalf

INDEPENDENCE — Colorful and creative characters seem right at home in the City Council Chambers, especially during the Kentucky Art Education Association Northern Region’s art show. Paintings and sculptures from students in Beechwood, Campbell County, Conner, Cooper, Dixie Heights, Lloyd, Scott and Simon Kenton high schools were on display during the week of March 19. Two artists were recognized as “Best of Show.” Logan Norris Sayre of Dixie Heights was awarded Best of Show for a two-dimensional work, and Kyle Angel of Campbell County High School earned Best of Show for a three-dimensional artwork. “We wanted to find a place accessible to people in the area, and we had to look for a large enough space,” said Simon Kenton art teacher Tammy Smith. She said the council chambers was perfect for the display. Independence Mayor Chris Moriconi agrees. “It’s like an art gallery,” he said. “It’s the taxpayers’ building. They should be able to come here for more than council meetings.” He said he was very impressed by the level of talent shown by the art students, and hopes they host future displays there as well.


Principal Amity Kukla said students were selling everything from bouncy balls to the experience of rolling pizza dough. “It’s amazing to hear a firstgrader explaining the difference between goods and services,” Kukla said.

From left, Dominic Baird, Jayde Sebastian, Jewell Sebastian and Tristan Neltner, all first-grade students, work the Italy booth at the Grants Lick Elementary School Multicultural Fair. CHRIS MAYHEW/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

Independence Mayor Chris Moriconi admires sculptures on display in the city's Council Chambers during the Kentucky Art Education Association Northern Region art show. AMY SCALF/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

Reiley Elementary students roll for safety By Chris Mayhew

Reiley Elementary School kindergartener Spencer Voss pedals a bicycle on the gym floor as parent volunteer Matt Stoneburner waits to warn him to stop for a railroad crossing sign to look both ways to see if the tracks are completely clear during the Alexandria school's annual kindergarten health and safety fair. CHRIS MAYHEW/THE

ALEXANDRIA — An annual kindergarten health and safety fair at Reiley Elementary School in Alexandria gives students a rolling start on being cautious and avoiding common dangers. This year’s March 30 fair included a fingerprinting booth and safety presentations about buses, pedestrians, bicycles and scooters, fire, and gun safety, said organizer Darlene Walton, the school nurse. Walton said she and her husband made many of the wooden signs and ramps for the bicycle safety course they set up in the school gym. Walton said she was inspired to make the safety courses after attending a children’s safety seminar at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center.


The most important part of the health and safety fair is explaining to students the consequences of things including not wearing a seat belt, she said.

Proving that point, kindergartener Charlie Brockman let a wooden car loose atop a ramp built by Walton with an egg strapped in using a rubber band.

The egg survived without cracking. Brockman then rolled the car down the ramp again without the rubber band seat belt with disastrous results. The egg cracked and spilled across the gym floor as the egg flew out of the car. When students see a danger demonstrated it leaves a lasting impression, Walton said. “When they see what can happen, that they can be thrown out, that impacts them I think,” she said.

Parent volunteer Gretchen Bush of Alexandria was one of three people helping guide students riding bicycles and scooters through a course filled with road signs including signals to stop or watch for trains at a crossing. Walton said Reiley bus driver Joe Krause is a regular participant in the health and safety fair and cautions children not to go in between buses. Krause is especially good with speaking with the children in a fun way that they understand what the rules around buses are, and why they are important, she said. The hope for the entire health and safety fair is to promote following basic safety rules by learning why they are important, Walton said. “If you know the why, you’re more likely to follow the rules,” she said.


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Winstel retires as NKU head coach

Women’s hoops coach wins 636 Community Recorder

After winning 636 games in 29 seasons, Nancy Winstel will retire as the women’s basketball head coach at Northern Kentucky University. Winstel, a 1977 graduate of NKU, led NKU to a pair of NCAA Division II national championships in 2000 and 2008, and finished with a record of 636-214 as the Norse head coach. She was named the national coach of the decade by Women’s Division II Bulletin in

2009. A six-time Great Lakes Valley Conference Coach of the Year, Winstel was named the WBCA Division II National Coach of the Year in 1999-2000 after leading NKU to its first national title. The Norse posted a 32-2 record that season and won 24 consecutive games en route to the school’s first-ever national championship. In 2008, Winstel led the Norse to the NCAA Division II national championship in Kearney, Neb. After being named head coach at NKU in 1983, Winstel guided her first team to a 17-10 record. In 1984-85, NKU posted a 19-9 record and advanced to

Nancy Winstel, shown during the game she won the 600th as a coach, will retire this year.

the NCAA Division II Tournament. Winstel then coached

NKU to six consecutive 20-win seasons, including a trip in the 1987 NCAA Division II Final Four. That marked the first time NKU had ever been in the national spotlight for any sport during NCAA postseason play. In addition, Winstel spent three years as the head coach at Midway College before arriving at NKU and posted a 39-41 record. She finished with a collegiate coaching record of 675255 in 32 seasons. Winstel’s 675 victories rank No. 3 all-time in NCAA Division II history.

Winstel played for thenNorthern Kentucky State College’s first women’s basketball team in 1974, and she scored 787 career points in three seasons. She averaged 8.3 rebounds per game during her playing career. After graduating from NKU with a degree in physical education and history in 1977, Winstel attended Indiana University and earned her master’s degree in physical education with an emphasis on coaching in 1978. NKU will recognize Winstel’s career with a special day in her honor later this spring. Details will be announced once everything is finalized.


Nominate a Sportsman of the Year candidate

The fourth-annual Community Press Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year online contest kicked off Monday, April 2. Readers can nominate any junior or senior starting athlete who demonstrates the highest qualities on the field of play, in the classroom and in the community throughout the 2011-2012 school year. They can do so by clicking on the 2012 Sportsman of the Year logo on, finding their community newspaper and following the prompts. The nomination period ends Monday, April 16. All the nominations will be considered for male/female ballots that represent specific community newspapers. To vote, readers can get online at the same location, log into through their Facebook accounts and vote for the winners from Monday, April 30, to Friday, May 18. Readers can vote every day during that period but will be limited on the number they can vote each day. Winners will receive a certificate and full stories on them in their Community Press newspaper June 20-21. Questions? Email with the subject line: 2012 Sportsman of the Year.


» Highlands beat Dayton 10-0 and Owen County 4-1 March 31. » Bellevue beat Holmes 14-10 April 3. Kevin Apted got his first varsity win. Jacob Sparks, Dylan Huff and Tate Grainger all had two RBI.


» Former Newport Central Catholic athletic director/girls basketball coach Ron Dawn has been elected to a four-year term on the KHSAA Board of Control, starting with the 2012-13 school year in July. Dawn is a current sitting board member who was appointed to fill the term of Bob Schneider, who retired at the conclusion of the 2010-2011 school year. Dawn will serve as the private school representative for regions 9-16. » The draws for the 2012 Kentucky National Insurance/ KHSAA State Baseball Tournament and the Rawlings/KHSAA State Softball Tournament will be conducted on Friday, April 20, at 2 p.m. at the KHSAA Office in Lexington. The draw show will air live on Brackets will be posted to the Riherd’s/ KHSAA Scoreboard and the KHSAA website.

NCC junior Josh Cain hits the ball against Holy Cross. NCC beat Holy Cross 7-5 April 5 at NCC's home field, Morscher Park in Silver Grove. JAMES WEBER/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

NCC baseball beats Holy Cross The Newport Central Catholic baseball team beat rival Holy Cross 7-5 April 5 at Morscher Park to improve to 5-2. NCC plays Holmes at home April 13. NCC senior Brady Hightchew tries to get out a runner at second. NCC beat Holy Cross 7-5 April 5 at NCC's home field, Morscher Park in Silver Grove. JAMES WEBER/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

NCC senior second baseman Matt Broering throws out a runner at first. NCC beat Holy Cross 7-5 April 5 at NCC's home field, Morscher Park in Silver Grove. JAMES WEBER/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

BELLEVUE GRAD HELPS COUGARS TAKE 3RD UC Clermont College senior Cindy Votel, a Bellevue High School graduate, helped the Lady Cougars finish third in the USCAA National Championship. Votel, pictured left, hit four clutch free throws down the stretch to stave off a comeback by No. 1 seed Rochester College. The Lady Cougars lost to eventual champion Concordia University and finished the season 29-13. THANKS TO MIKE MATTHEWS


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Sports association honors athletes Each year, the Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky Women’s Sports Association honors the top girls and women athletes in our community. The 18th annual awards ceremony will be 7 p.m., April 23, at the Savannah Center in West Chester. Individual tickets are $20 for students and $25 for adults. Featured speaker will be Muffett McGraw, head coach of the Fighting Irish women's basketball program at Notre Dame. Ticket order and table reservation forms are available online at Table reservations must be received by April 16. College and High School Sportswomen of the Year will be announced that night. Finalists for Overall College Sportswoman of the Year are: » Jasmine Cotten, University of Cincinnati track » Missy Harpenau, University of Cincinnati volleyball (Mother of Mercy grad) » Amanda Mason,

Northern Kentucky University soccer (Northwest High School) » Casse Mogan, Northern Kentucky University basketball » Courtney Osborn, Miami University basketball » Jessica Simpson, Miami University softball Finalists for Overall High School Sportswoman of the Year are: » Hayley Stegemiller, Lebanon High School track and field » Sydney Moss, Boone County High School basketball » Carly Scheper, Notre Dame Academy diving » Caitlyn Forman, Notre Dame Academy swimming » Megan Tenhundfeld, Ursuline Academy golf » Mehvish Safdar, Ursuline Academy tennis » Chandler Clark, Notre Dame Academy soccer » Michelle Strizak, Mt. Notre Dame High School volleyball » Claudia Saunders, Princeton High School cross country » Madyson Moran, Holy Cross High School softball Other awards are:

SIDELINES Rodney Goins golf outing Campbell County High School football player Rodney Goins has been picked to represent Kentucky on the Western Conference Football Team in the Down Under Sports Tournaments in Australia this summer. A golf outing will be Saturday, April 28, at A.J. Jolly Golf Course to help raise funds for the trip. The cost is $60 per player and includes 18 holes, cart, lunch, refreshments, door prizes and raffles. For more information, call Rodney at 859-743-9806 or Rick at 513-678-5756, or visit www.

» The Lifetime Service Award will go to Karen L. Womack, former assistant athletic director at Miami University. » High School Coach of the Year is Sara McSorley, soccer coach at Notre Dame Academy. » The Wilma Rudolph Courage Award goes to Amber Gray of Xavier University. » College Coach of the Year is Susan Seaton, track and field coach at the University of Cincinnati. » Senior Sportswoman of the Year Award goes to Jan Worley, who plays softball with the Ohio Cardinals. » Sarah-Christin Mueller of Miami University will receive the Jean Dowell Scholarship for Leadership. » Theresa Hirschauer, athletic director and head of the middle school at Cincinnati Country Day School, will receive the Mary Jo Huismann Administrator of the Year award. » Total Quality Logistics will receive the Women’s Sports Business Award.


Town & Country camps Town & Country Sports & Health Club in Wilder will offer summer camp programming for children ages 3–12. Camps include full and halfday Adventure Camps, Tiny Tots Adventure Camp, and a variety of sports camps, including Kings Soccer Academy, volleyball, Kings Basketball Academy and karate. Camps start the week of June 4. To register online, visit or call 859-442-5800.

Celebrity golf tournament The 12th annual Joe Walter Celebrity Golf Tournament will be Friday, May 11, at The Golf Courses of Kenton County. Proceeds benefit the Special Olympics of Northern Kentucky. Cost is $125-$250 depending on the course. There will be games, split the pot, raffles, a live auction, lunch at the turn and refreshments on the course. A celebrity tailgate party will be 7 p.m. Thursday, May 10, at Barleycorn's in Florence. Event will include appetizers, cash bar and silent auction. Visit or email

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Training sessions will be offered at the Campbell County and R.C. DURR YMCAs. Train together and learn how to eat healthy and exercise. Open to all athletes and coaches. Email John Campbell at » Tennis will be 3-4:15 p.m.

Tiger basketball golf outing The 10th annual Tiger Basketball Golf Outing will

Sundays April 15 and May 20 (Third Sunday of the month) at Tower Park courts, 970 Cochran Ave. in Fort Thomas. This is the state's first organized Special Olympics tennis team. The Highlands tennis team, local regional champions, will assist in the introduction to tennis. Bring a water bottle, racquet, if you have one, (there will be extras) and gym/tennis shoes. To RSVP, contact Kris Laskey at or 859-6534349. » Bocce Ball will be April and May at Boone Woods Park in Burlington. Call Debbie Wagner at 859-491-7179. » Fishing will start up May 12. The registration deadline is April 15. Contact Cindy Goetz at or call 859-5258895. » Softball will be May through September with registration due May 1. Contact Mark Staggs at or 859-5257705, or John Foppe at 859743-1371. » Golf will be May 30 through Aug. 29 with registration due April 15. There will be a meeting on May 30. Contact Debbie Staggs at or call 859-525-7705.

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SOFTBALL SUCCESS NKU's Kaylin Steinmetz (Glen Este) rounds third after hitting a home run March 20 at home against Urbana. Steinmetz has 15 home runs through April 3, already a single-season school record JAMES

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How’s the weather? Campbell County senior Austin Mosley commits to play football for Thomas More College in February. THANKS TO JULI HALE

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Ahh(choo)! It’s spring Stop the flow of Spring brings a lot of welcome warmth and beauty into our lives, but for many all those blessings also come with a curse in the form of seasonal allergy flare-ups. If you’re suffering, you’re not alone, as allergies are very common among both children and adults. Though allergies can Brian Walters COMMUNITY PRESS occur yearround, they GUEST COLUMNIST often worsen in spring as the levels of pollen and mold rise. Some patients may also have indoor allergies related to mold spores, dust and animal dander. Symptoms of

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR Church thanks volunteers

Second 12 Mile Baptist Church in Butler wants to say a special thanks to all those who volunteered during the weeks that we provided clothes, meals and supplies for the tornado victims. Whether you prepared or served food, sorted clothes or supplies, delivered lunches to those who worked with cleaning up, worked to help in the rebuilding of homes or donated hours of your time volunteering wherever needed, you were appreciated. Our church could not have provided for the needs of our community during this disaster had it not been for our surrounding neighbors, friends and church families. Every time that we thought we didn’t have enough food to serve or workers to work...God provided!

ABOUT LETTERS AND COLUMNS We welcome your comments on editorials, columns, stories or other topics important to you in the Community Recorder. Include your name, address and phone number(s) so we may verify your letter. Letters of 200 or fewer words and columns of 500 or fewer words have the best chance of being published. All submissions may be edited for length, accuracy and clarity. Deadline: Noon Monday E-mail: mshaw@community Fax: 283-7285. U.S. mail: See box below Letters, columns and articles submitted to the Community Recorder may be published or distributed in print, electronic or other forms.

We would also like to thank all the businesses that donated equipment and materials to help in the rebuilding of our community. Thank you to everyone who made monetary donations to our church. We are working on getting all of the donations out to the tornado victims in our community.

May God richly bless you for all that you have done for our community and for your kindness to those affected by this tornado. For we are laborers together with God - 1 Corinthians 3:9. Pam Mains Alexandria

Debt crisis is predictable House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan put it best: “This coming debt crisis is the most predictable crisis we’ve ever had.” We have a choice of two directions for our country: we can adopt a responsible budget that preserves our future or continue to spend ourselves into a Greek-style disaster. In the House, Republicans for the second straight year passed a longterm, factbased budget plan that addresses our debt burden. Chairman Geoff Davis Ryan’s budCOMMUNITY PRESS get, “The Path GUEST COLUMNIST to Prosperity,” grabs control of our deficits now and reins in exploding health care costs – all without raising taxes. The president is constantly in search of a “fair” solution, and we have one with this blueprint. The Path to Prosperity treats our debt burden as the spending problem it is instead of an excuse to raise more revenue from job creators. With four straight years of trillion-dollar deficits and a total debt in excess of $15 trillion, Washington has spent well

beyond its means for far too long. The House Republican plan cuts spending by over $5 trillion relative to the president’s budget, and it does so in a responsible manner that protects seniors. This proposal does not alter Medicare for current beneficiaries or those nearing retirement. In addition, it gives future retirees the flexibility to choose the plan that best fits their needs or to stick with the traditional Medicare plan, and it does so without bankrupting the system. By ensuring that Medicare is on a more sustainable path, we can preserve and strengthen the system for current and future beneficiaries. The budget also proposes to strengthen our economy by enacting pro-growth tax reform. The Path to Prosperity simplifies the tax code and reduces rates for everyone. This plan moves from the current six individual tax brackets to two at rates of 10 and 25 percent. In addition, it reduces our corporate tax rate – currently the highest in the industrialized world – to a competitive 25 percent. In these times of financial strain and low growth, this tax reform proposal would get our economy moving again and keep more money in the pockets of hard-



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working Americans. The Path to Prosperity puts us on the road to a balanced budget, a growing economy, and a smaller, more manageable debt. These are the goals we need to achieve to position our nation for a stronger future. Unfortunately, the president and the Senate are on a different page. The president’s blueprint, which imposes $2 trillion in tax increases and adds $11 trillion to our debt, falls woefully short of addressing our fiscal or economic challenges. The president’s budget has not received a single “yes” vote in Congress. While the president’s budget proposal is impractical and unpopular, the Senate Democrats have not even bothered to offer one. They have not passed a budget in over 1,000 days. By the year 2037, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office projects that the U.S. economy will collapse – if we fail to adopt a solution to our fiscal challenges. Given the options before the Congress, the question of which budget is our best choice is clear: The Path to Prosperity. U.S. Rep. Geoff Davis, R-Hebron, is a member of the U.S. House of Representatives.

dangerous drugs Three people in Kentucky and 100 people in the United States will die today of prescription drug overdoses. Kentucky loses more than 1,000 people a year to the abuse of drugs like Xanax, Oxycodone and Methadone. Because only 55 percent of the total statewide accidental deaths are autopsied, we believe the number of overdose cases is actually double the reported figure. Last month, I shared a few more troubling statistics with a congressional subcommittee looking into ways to combat the scourge of prescription drug abuse. Kentucky is the fourth mostmedicated state Jack Conway COMMUNITY PRESS in the country, according to an GUEST COLUMNIST analysis by Forbes Magazine. Today, prescription drug abuse kills more people in our state than car crashes. My message to U.S. Rep. Mary Bono Mack and the rest of the subcommittee was clear – the time to act is now. That is also a message I have delivered to Kentucky lawmakers. I am hopeful everyone will support House Bill 4 during this legislative session. This legislation is an important step in our effort to fight a problem that is killing our people. Prescription drug abuse has spread like wildfire across the commonwealth and the nation over the past decade. The key to tackling this issue that bleeds across state lines is for each state to implement prescription drug monitoring programs (PDMPs), similar to Kentucky’s KASPER system. During my testimony, I urged the committee and the National Office of Drug Control Policy to create a grant program that would bring all states online with electronic prescription drug monitoring, and upgrade software for existing states so that all of our systems can communicate with each other. Currently, 48 states have passed monitoring laws, but only 38 have operational systems. Legislation recently proposed by U.S. Rep. Hal Rogers, RSomerset, will help us achieve this goal. His Interstate Drug Monitoring Efficiency and Data Sharing Act would create a standardized system to share data from PDMPs to combat interstate pill trafficking.

Prescription drug abuse is an issue that knows no party. Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi and I have worked tirelessly in a bipartisan effort to crack down on the deadly pill pipeline between our two states. Law enforcement believe more than 60 percent of the pills on the streets of Kentucky can be traced to Florida. In fact, Bondi told me that when her drug investigators raided a Broward County pain clinic, 1,100 of the 1,700 medical records seized involved patients from Kentucky. That’s what we in law enforcement call “a clue.” Bondi has done a tremendous job taking on pill pushers dressed in white lab coats. Once home to 97 of the nation’s top 100 prescribers of Oxycodone, Florida is now down to just 13. In addition to cracking down on overprescribing physicians, pill mills and prescription pill traffickers, I continue to travel the state with my Keep Kentucky Kids Safe partners to warn Kentucky kids about the dangers of abusing prescription pills. I am joined by Dr. Karen Shay, Lynn Kissick and Mike Donta, parents who have lost children to prescription pill addiction. Their stories of love, heartache and courage are touching the lives of kids in every corner of the commonwealth. Together, we’ve alerted more than 10,000 students over the past year-and-a-half to the dangers of abusing pills that aren’t prescribed to them. Our efforts are striking a chord with students and parents. After attending one of our programs, Erin Olsson, a freshman at North Oldham High School, wrote to me to say our program is “saving lives.” In a separate letter, a grieving mother offered her help and shared the story of her son, Kyle, who died from an overdose in 2010. School by school, county by county, we are making a making a difference in the fight against prescription drug abuse. Our efforts even prompted the North Carolina Attorney General’s office to create an awareness program similar to Keep Kentucky Kids Safe. Be assured, I will continue working in Frankfort, in Washington, D.C., and in schools and communities across this great commonwealth to see that we do not lose another generation to this insipid addiction. Jack Conway is Kentucky’s attorney general.


Local address: 21 Fairway Drive, Southgate KY 41071 Frankfort address: 702 Capitol Ave. Annex Room 236, Frankfort, KY 40601 Local phone: 859-781-5311 Frankfort phone: 502-564-3120 Email: Website: legislator/S024.htm

Representative Joseph Fischer – District 68

Local address: 126 Dixie Place, Fort Thomas, KY 41075 Frankfort address: 702 Capitol Ave.,

228 Grandview Drive, Fort Mitchell, KY 41017 654 Highland Ave., Fort Thomas, KY 41075 phone: 283-0404 email: web site:

Annex Room 429D, Frankfort, KY 40601 Local phone: 859-781-6965 Frankfort phone: 502-564-8100 ext. 742Email: Website: legislator/H068.htm

Representative Dennis Keene – District 67

Local address: 1040 Johns Hill Road, Wilder, KY 41076 Frankfort address: 702 Capitol Ave. Annex Room 358, Frankfort, KY 40601 Local phone: 859-441-5894 Frankfort phone: 502-564-8100 ext. 626 Email:

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





Campbell County celebrates National Library Week with events and prizes By Amanda Joering Alley

From books, movies and CDs to computer access and a variety of classes and programs, the Campbell County Public Library (CCPL) offers a wealth of options and information to local residents. During National Library Week April 9-14, the library is setting out to encourage even more people to take advantage of all it has to offer. “To me, the library is essential to the community because it provides so many services beyond just books,” said Chantelle Bentley, the branch manager in Newport and interim branch manager in Fort Thomas. “For example, we not only offer computer access, but also teach the computer skills that help people be successful.” CCPL Director JC Morgan in today’s day and age, people are often pampered by having easy access to so much information. The celebration of National Library Week is a chance for everyone to recognize how important libraries are to the community, Morgan said. “It makes us aware of what an informed democracy means,” Morgan said. “At the library you have such easy access to information and can read about almost any topic you can imagine.” Between its three branches, the CCPL services about 60,000 visitors every month who check out about 80,000 items and spend about 17,000 hours using the library’s computers. Even though Internet is accessible elsewhere, Morgan said many people still don’t have computers and some who do can’t afford to pay for Internet service at home. For Fort Thomas resident Donna Hoffman, who visits the library a couple times a month, her appreciation of the library centers around its educational opportunities. “It’s about continuing education,” Hoffman said. “With the library, even those people that can’t afford further education

Library page Lisa Schierenbeck puts away books at the Cold Spring branch of the library. AMANDA JOERING ALLEY/COMMUNITY RECORDER

Kenzie Nehus and Kayla Nehus read a book together at the Fort Thomas branch of the Campbell Couny Public Library. AMANDA JOERING ALLEY/COMMUNITY RECORDER

Patrons use a set of computers at the Newport branch of the library. AMANDA JOERING ALLEY/COMMUNITY RECORDER

can come to the library and begin to explore and learn.” In her opinion, Hoffman said the best guides for those educational explorations are the librar-

ians, who can help patrons find exactly what they’re looking for in the library. Morgan said the reach of the library’s informational offering

stretch from the cradle to the grave, starting with several programs, story times and more for infants and young children. Joyce Emery, children’s services librarian at the Fort Thomas branch, said the library promotes literacy from an early age by giving children a lot of exposure to reading and interaction with books. The library, like the home, is another place where adults can reinforce the importance of reading and learning, Emery said. “We live in a busy world and parents sometimes struggle to find time to focus on reading,” Emery said. “The library is another way that children can get exposure to the written word.” Ann Stevenson, an employee at Happy Times Child Development Center in Cold Spring, said at the center, they recognize the importance of reading to children at an early age. Once a week, Steveson takes a

group of children from the center to the Cold Spring branch of the library, where they get to pick the books that will be read to them throughout the week. “The kids just love it,” Stevenson said. “They get to hear all different kinds of books that, in today’s economy, parents could not afford to go out and buy.” Morgan said at any time a patron can come the library and walk out with hundreds of dollars worth of materials. For those who can’t come the library, CCPL has a service that will deliver library materials to home-bound patrons. Throughout National Library Week, library representatives will be at booths in local stores like Kroger and County Market, signing people up for library cards. Anyone with a library card who checks out an item during the week can enter to win a prize basket filled with books, DVDs and more. For more information visit any of the library’s branches or visit

Lederer a mainstay for Alexandria Fire Department Major started serving in 1958

Val "Bud" Lederer continues to volunteer at the Alexandria Fire Department after joining in 1958. CHRIS

By Chris Mayhew

ALEXANDRIA — Bud “Val” Lederer, 74, is still a daily fixture at the Alexandria Fire Department where he’s been volunteering since 1958. Lederer said he doesn’t go into fires or take an active physical part in responding to calls anymore, but he does respond on runs to watch out for the safety of the personnel. Lederer, with the rank of ma-


jor, is the department’s safety officer. A graduate of Kentucky’s second-ever Emergency Medical Technician class in 1974, Lederer

said he has maintained his training to retain his EMT number of 61 to this day. It’s one of the four lowest certificate numbers left in Kentucky, he said.

“I got out into it in 1958 when I got out of the service, and it became part of me at that time,” he said. Chief Jeff Pohlman said Lederer is a rarity and part of a generation that put a high value on community service. “At his age he’s still very dedicated and you just don’t see that these days,” Pohlman said. In 2008, Pohlman wrote a letter nominating Lederer for a second Firefighter of the Year Award from the Northern Kentucky Firefighters Association. Lederer received the award in 2008, and also received the award in 1995.

“Major Lederer is still an integral part of the Alexandria Fire District,” said Pohlman in his 2008 nomination letter. “During the week you can set your clock to 8:30 a.m. and Bud will come through the door before heading off to work to make sure a fresh pot of coffee is on for he firefighters.” Lederer still attends regular fire and EMS training, responds to fire calls and goes to volunteer business meetings, fire district board meetings and county and sate firefighter association meetings, said Pohlman in his 2008 letter. All that still holds true in 2012, Pohlman said.

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THINGS TO DO IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD FRIDAY, APRIL 13 Community Dance Youth Dance, 7-10 p.m., Alexandria Firehouse, 7951 Alexandria Pike, Firehouse Hall. Concessions are available for $1 each. Ages 4-8. Benefits Alexandria Fire Explorer Post 100. $5. Presented by Alexandria Fire Explorer Post 100. Through May 11. 859-6355991; Alexandria.

Dining Events Newport Elks Lenten Fish Fry, 4:45-7:30 p.m., Newport Elks Lodge, 3704 Alexandria Pike, Fish, steak and shrimp dinners, hamburger, chicken nuggets hush puppies and sides. Carryout available 4-7:30 p.m. Benefits Newport Elks Lodge 273. $2.25-$8.50. 859-441-1273. Cold Spring.

will say who might make it or break it. Ages 18 and up. $7. 859-957-2000; Newport.


Sunday, April 15 Antiques Shows

Senior Citizens

Burlington Antique Show, 6 a.m.-3 p.m., Boone County Fairgrounds, 5819 Idlewild Road, More than 200 vendors with antiques, vintage jewelry and furniture, primitives, architectural elements, mid-century collectibles, American and memorabilia. Early buying, 6-8 a.m. with $5 admission. $3, free ages 12 and under. Presented by Burlington Antique Show. 513-922-6847; Burlington.

Tai Chi for Seniors, 10-11 a.m., Elsmere Senior Center, 179 Dell St., Designed to help improve quality of life for people with arthritis, limited mobility or anyone wanting to work on balance, strength and/or breathing issues. Slow-paced, graceful, low-impact form of exercise. Family friendly. $1. Through June 27. 859-727-2306. Elsmere.

Thursday, April 19

Drink Tastings

Art Exhibits

Wine Tasting, 1-6 p.m., StoneBrook Winery, Five for $5. 859-635-0111; Camp Springs.

Layered Abstractions, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Artisans Enterprise Center, Free. 859-292-2322; Covington.

Drink Tastings

Holiday - Earth Day


Wine Tasting, 5-9 p.m., StoneBrook Winery, 6570 Vineyard Lane, Stonebrook is on the Northern Kentucky Back Roads Wine Trail. Pick up passport at one of five wineries and get it validated at each winery for a gift. Family friendly. Five for $5. 859-635-0111; Camp Springs.

Super Sundays Family Programming: Nature Abound Celebration of Earth, 1-5 p.m., Behringer-Crawford Museum, 1600 Montague Road, Learn what can we do to save the earth and our quality of life. Explore exhibits from Boone County Arboretum, Kenton County Extension Office, Sanitation District No. 1 and CSI. Children take home glove garden. Family friendly. Free. 859-491-4003; Covington.

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

Music - Rock Natalie Wells Band, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., JerZee’s Pub and Grub, 708 Monmouth St., Free. 859-4913500; Newport.

On Stage - Comedy Big Night of Comedy, 8-10:30 p.m., Newport Syndicate, 18 E. Fifth St., Ambassador Room. Local and nationally touring comedians: Michael Rudolph, Dave Webster, John Bernard, Rob Wilfong and Shelley Iker. Adult content. Ages 21 and up. Benefits Multiple Sclerosis Society and the Schmidt that Matters. $100 table of eight, $15 individual. Reservations required. Presented by The Schmidt that Matters. 859-8027093; TheSchmidtThatMatters. Newport. Eddie Ifft, 8 p.m. 10:30 p.m., Funny Bone Comedy Club, Newport on the Levee, $15-$17. Through April 15. 859-957-2000; Newport.

Saturday, April 14 Dining Events Winery Dinner, 6-9 p.m., StoneBrook Winery, 6570 Vineyard Lane, Buffet dinner and music. Family friendly. $25. Reservations required. 859-635-0111; Camp Springs.

Drink Tastings Wine Tasting, 1-6 p.m., StoneBrook Winery, Five for $5. 859-635-0111; Camp Springs.

Music - Rock Swimsuit Models, 10 p.m., Jefferson Hall, 1 Levee Way, Suite 2118, 859-491-6200. Newport. Ben Walz Band, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., JerZee’s Pub and Grub, 708 Monmouth St., Free. 859-4913500; Newport.

On Stage - Comedy Eddie Ifft, 7:30 p.m. 10 p.m., Funny Bone Comedy Club, $15-$17. 859-957-2000; Newport.

Recreation Open Paintball Games, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Diehard Paintball, 4936 Mary Ingles Highway, Play on a total of four fields, plus target range. All ages and levels during open games and groups according to skill set. Includes field pass, paint, rental equipment and unlimited CO2. Experienced players can bring their own gear and play on the PSP Air Ball field. Rain or shine. $39 per player. 859-781-7486; Campbell County. Tee Up for TS, 2-7 p.m., Devou Park Golf Course, 1344 Audubon Road, Golf outing, dinner and silent auction. Benefits Turner Syndrome Society Southwest Ohio Chapter. Golf, dinner and silent auction: $60 or $200 foursome. $25 dinner and silent auction only. Presented by Turner Syndrome Society of the United States. 513-697-0941;

Films Greatful Dead Second Annual Meet-Up at the Movies 2012, 7 p.m., AMC Newport On The Levee 20, One Levee Way, Suite 4100, Unreleased iconic concert captured at Alpine Valley Music Theatre on July 18, 1989. Features the complete concert with two and a half hours of music including “Touch of Grey,” “Bird Song,” “Eyes of the World” and more. $12.50. Presented by Fathom Events. 859-261-6795; Newport.

Music - Concerts Keep On Music Festival, noon-9 p.m. Scheduled to appear: Freekbass, Sonny Moorman, Robin Lacy, Cliftones, Prizenor, Eddie Hedges, DeZydeco, Goshorn Brothers, Life After Liftoff, Tony Wilson and the Godfather of Soul Band and others., Newport on the Levee, 1 Levee Way, Hosted by Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame and Grammy Award-winning musician Bootsy Collins. Rain or shine. Benefits Matthew 25 Ministries to assist local survivors of storm on March 2. $15, $10 advance. Presented by The Bootsy Collins Foundation. 859-291-0550; Newport.

Music - Religious Forgiven Trio, 6 p.m., Highland Avenue Baptist Tabernacle, 1080 Highland Ave., Gospel singing group consisting of Cloid, Debbie and Brian. Free. 859-7814510; Fort Thomas.

On Stage - Comedy Eddie Ifft, 7:30 p.m., Funny Bone Comedy Club, $15-$17. 859-957-2000; Newport.


DJ Toad, 10 p.m., Jefferson Hall, 1 Levee Way, Suite 2118, 859-4916200; Newport.

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

Ricky Nye and Bekah Williams, 7:30-11:30 p.m., Chez Nora, 530 Main St., 859-4918027; Covington.

Twitter, 6:30 p.m., Boone County Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Share your thoughts with friends and make new friends on this short and sweet social networking site. Family friendly. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 859-342-2665. Burlington. Internet II, 10 a.m., Florence Branch Library, 7425 U.S. 42, Learn about search engines, keyword searching and more. Family friendly. Registration required. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 859-3422665. Florence.

Music - Rock

On Stage - Comedy

Birdbrain Crash, 10 p.m.-1 a.m., Sidebar, 322 Greenup St., Country/rock music. Ages 21 and up. Free. 859-431-3456. Covington. The Touchables, 10 p.m., Jefferson Hall, 1 Levee Way, Suite 2118, 859-491-6200; Newport.

Jim Norton, 8 p.m., Funny Bone Comedy Club, Newport on the Levee, Special engagement. No coupons or passes accepted. $22. 859-957-2000; Newport.

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Music - Blues

Monday, April 16

Music - DJ

Literary - Libraries

Northern Kentucky Sports Hall of Fame Meeting, 1 p.m. Guest speaker, Jim Boothe., Villa Hills Civic Club, 729 Rogers Road, Free. Presented by Northern Kentucky Sports Hall of Fame. 859-525-0333; Villa Hills.


Pits Rock Northern Kentucky Fun Walk, 4:15-5 p.m., Tractor Supply Co., 5895 Centennial Circle, Open to responsible pit bull owners willing to walk their well-behaved pit bulls together in public parks to show positive side of the breed. Free. Presented by Pawzitive Petz Rescue. Through Oct. 28. 859-746-1661. Florence.

Pottery Wheel Class for Kids, 5:30 p.m. Second class will be on the glazing process including a one to one critique and recommendations. Finished works can be picked up., Art on the Levee Gallery, Newport on the Levee, Learn the steps of creating a piece of pottery from wedging, shaping and trimming. Instructor will discuss hand building with three different styles: coil, pinch and slabs. With Karen Herbert. $20. Registration required. 513-734-1822; Newport.

Clubs & Organizations

The Department of Theatre and Dance at Northern Kentucky University presents the musical comedy "My Favorite Year" April 12-22 in NKU's Corbett Theatre. Show times are 8 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday. For more information, call 859-572-5464 or visit Pictured is senior Drew Blakeman, center, as Benjy Stone surrounded by the showgirls, from left: senior Abby Wagner, senior Courtney Duncan (choreographer) and sophomore Taylor Reynolds. Photo by Mikki Schaffner. THANKS TO


Art & Craft Classes

Wednesday, April 18

The American Dream: America’s Lifeline, 7 p.m., Thomas More College Science Lecture Hall, 333 Thomas More Parkway, Dr. Roger A. Fortin, Xavier University Norwood Campus administrative director, will stress the significance of the American Dream, which has motivated and fascinated everyone since the sixteenth century. Part of the Henry R. Winkler Lecture series. Free. Presented by Thomas More College. 859341-5800; Crestview Hills.

The Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center will present the musical "Pump Boys and Dinettes" weekends April 13-29 in the Otto M. Budig Theatre. Show times are 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 3 p.m. Sundays April 13-29. Call 859-957-1940 or visit Pictured, from left, are Jon Kovach as Jackson, Lisa DeRoberts as Prudie Cupp, Steve Goers as LM, Sara Mackie as Rhetta Cupp and Brad Myers as Jim. Photo by Matt Steffen. THANKS TO SHANNAN BOYER Florence.

TUESDAY, APRIL 17 Art Exhibits Layered Abstractions, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Artisans Enterprise Center, Free. 859-292-2322; Covington.

Clubs & Organizations Triangle Toastmasters Meeting, 7-8:30 p.m., Campbell County Fiscal Court, 1098 Monmouth St., Become a confident, more effective speaker. Family friendly. Free. Presented by Triangle Toastmasters. Through Feb. 19. 859-652-3348; Newport.

Lectures Six@Six Lecture Series, 6 p.m. Someone’s in the Kitchen with Dinah. A look at the contributions of African-American women to the traditions of Southern culinary excellence

On Stage - Comedy JuDee Brown’s W.O.W Comedy Night, 8 p.m., Funny Bone Comedy Club, Newport on the Levee, Apollo Style. Audience

Shopping Thrift Sale, 7 a.m.-noon, United Christian Volunteers of Elsmere, 15 Kenton St., Weekly thrift sale. Family friendly. 859-727-4417. Elsmere.

includes interesting old-timey€ recipes., Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center, 1028 Scott Blvd., $30 season pass, $6; free for students. 859-572-1448; sixatsix. Covington.

Music - Rock The Fibbs, 10 p.m., Jefferson Hall, 1 Levee Way, Suite 2118, 859-491-6200; Newport. Palisades, 6 p.m. With Sirena, Empire:Andromeda, All My Friends Are Dead, Role Models and Achilles descent., Bangarang’s of Covington, 620 Scott Blvd., $12, $10 advance. 513-4603815; Covington.

Behringer-Crawford Museum will present Earth Awareness Day as part of its Super Sunday Family Programming from 1-5 p.m. April 15. The free event includes a tree walk through Devou Park with Dr. Pat Burns, an informative talk On Stage - Comedy from Chuck Parrish and a performance by the Northern HAHA at The Avenue, 8-11 p.m., Kentucky Youth Choir. Children can make their own "glove The Avenue Lounge, 411 Madigarden" to take home. Admission and all activities are free. son Ave., Comedy showcase Email or call 859-491-4003. THANKS TO with stand-up comic, sketch characters and music. 859-261-



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Rita offers version of Giada’s Roman chicken We took a walk through our little patch of woods and I’ve never seen jackin-the-pulpits, dog’s tooth violets and trilliums blooming this soon. I’m picking violets for jelly, jam and vinegar. My friends Butch and Char Castle have already gifted me with morels, so they’re early, too. And if I don’t get out soon to pick the dandelion flowers, I won’t be making dandelion wine. Some of them are already in the puffball stage. Rita Spring is Heikenfeld a busy time RITA’S KITCHEN for many of you, as well, so I know you’ll like the quick and tasty recipes I’m sharing today.

Roman chicken

This looked so good when Giada De Laurentiis made it on television. Here’s my adaptation. I served it with mashed potatoes.

5-6 chicken thighs or breasts, or combination of both, boned and skinned Salt and pepper to taste ¼ cup olive oil 2-3 bell peppers, sliced (I used red, orange and yellow) 3-4 oz. prosciutto, chopped 2-3 teaspoons minced garlic (start with 2) 14.5 oz. can diced tomatoes (I used Kroger petite) ½ cup white wine 1 teaspoon each: dried

CLARIFICATION Dick Bader’s cheesecake – Dick said the filling is for 1 cheesecake in a 9-inch or 10-inch springform pan. The crust is for 2 cheesecakes, so you can divide the crust recipe in half.

ble boiler or nonstick pan and cooking it until it caramelized. That would work but would take close watching. I figured out an easier way that requires no cooking! And it’s a dead ringer for O’Charley’s. Here it is:

Rita's version of Giada De Laurentiis’ Roman chicken features a trio of bell peppers. THANKS TO RITA HEIKENFELD.

oregano and thyme, plus more oregano if desired ½ cup chicken broth 2 tablespoons capers, drained Parsley, chopped, about a handful

Season chicken and brown on both sides in olive oil over medium heat. Remove and set aside. Add peppers and cook until lightly brown. Add prosciutto and cook until it’s crisp, but be careful so that you don’t overcook, causing it to get tough. Add garlic and cook a couple of minutes. Add tomatoes, wine, herbs and broth, and stir to get browned bits off bottom. Put chicken back in pan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer and cook, covered, until chicken is

cooked through. Adjust seasonings. Stir in capers and parsley.

Tip from Rita’s kitchen

Prosciutto (pro-SHOOtoh) is Italian for ham. It’s ham that has been seasoned and salt cured, but not smoked, and air dried.

Rita’s version of O’Charley’s caramel pie For several readers. I got a huge response to this, including my neighbor, Lisa Caudill, who said she got the recipe from the restaurant years ago. Thanks to all who were nice enough to share. I went to O’Charley’s and ate a piece – so rich – and the waitress also gave me

the recipe. There are several suggested ways to make the filling. The most popular is cooking two unopened cans sweetened condensed milk (remove wrappers) in a pan with several inches of water over the top of the cans and boiling them for one to three hours (and making sure they are always covered with boiling water) until milk caramelizes in the can, and turns a tawny brown and gets very thick. Some recipes said cook with the lid on the pan, others said leave the pan lid off. The problem with boiling in the can is that there’s a slight chance it could explode if it isn’t always covered with boiling water. Lisa also suggested pouring the milk in a dou-

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Scrape dulche de leche in a bowl and stir to blend. Pour into crust. Place in refrigerator a few hours. Serve with whipped cream and garnish with mini chips.

Baking soda bath to tenderize meat. Ray would like to get details. I’ve never heard of this, but perhaps somebody has. Rita Nader Heikenfeld is an herbalist, educator and author. Email her at with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Call 513-248-7130, ext. 356.

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Community Recorder The Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center will present the musical “Pump Boys and Dinettes” weekends April 13-29 in the Otto M. Budig Theatre. The musical comedy follows five rowdy filling station boys and sassy diner waitresses as they sing and play their own instruments at a party at the gas station across from the Double Cupp Diner. Directed by Jared Doren, with music direction by Steve Goers, “Pump Boys” is the final production of The Carnegie’s 2011-12 Theatre Series. Opening the weekend of April 13-15, it includes a country diner experience by-the-bite in The Carnegie Galleries, served up by Jeff Thomas Catering. Admission is free with ticket purchase; food charged a la carte. The diner will be open one hour prior to curtain, 6:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday. The will be nine performances, with showtime at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 3 p.m. Sundays April 13-29. Tickets are $19-$26 and are available by calling the Carnegie Box Office at 859-9571940 or visiting

Favorite graham cracker crust, baked 2 13.4 oz. cans dulce de leche, which is simply already caramelized sweetened condensed milk (I used Nestle La Lechera) Whipped cream Mini chocolate chips

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DAR searching for Dunlop descendants Community Recorder A local DAR chapter is searching for descendants of Lucinda Ellis Dunlop. The Rebecca Bryan Boone Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, is planning a DAR “Real Daughter “ grave marking for Dunlop at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 14, at the Independence Cemetery, 5368 Madison Pike, Independence. A “Real Daughter” is the daughter of an American soldier or patriot, who was also a member of DAR. Dunlop was born at Orange Court House, Virginia, May 26, 1803. Her father, Dudley Brown Ellis, a Virginian by birth, was of English descent. He enlisted in the Continental Army from Hanover County in 1778 and served until the end of the Revolution. In 1800 he married Elizabeth, daughter of John Watts of Albemarle County, Va. When Lucinda was

quite young, her family moved to Marysville, Ky. She attended a school in Marysville and learned reading, writing, arithmetic and grammar, worked with her sampler and at the age of 12 years left the academy, her education finished. Her father bought a large farm in Campbell County where he spent the remainder of his life. He died in Campbell County in 1832 at age 74. Lucinda was married at age 15 to William Stuart Dunlop, son of Capt. John C. Dunlop of Colerain County, Antrim, Ireland. He was stationed at the fort at Cincinnati and escorted new settlers to Dayton. Later he surveyed the road from Cincinnati to Dayton. A short time afterward, while out on government duty, he was scalped by Indians. Descendents of Lucinda Ellis Dunlop should contact Ruth Korzenborn at

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foods, the greater the potential damage to tooth enamel. In other words, frequency of exposure causes more harm than the amount of food consumed. Each exposure causes a 20-minute acid attack that may cause tooth decay. Food characteristics: Some foods, like cooked starches, tend to stick to teeth even if they are not sticky on their own. Chips and crackers are examples of sticky foods. Dried fruits, and some candies are also in the “sticky” foods group. Slow-dissolving foods: Foods that remain in the mouth for a long period of time can cause acids to destroy tooth enamel. In addition to the candies you might think of, cookies and granola bars also fall into this category. Meal time: Foods eaten as part of a meal produce less acid. Your saliva production increases when you eat a meal. The extra saliva

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DEATHS Donald J. Amann, 77, of California, formerly of Highland Heights, Covington and Siesta Key, Fla, died March 30, 2012, at his residence. He was a brick mason and a franchise owner with his brother Jim of the Charles Chip home delivery company. He enjoyed woodworking, drawing, camping, traveling and coaching knothole baseball and grade school basketball. He was a Kentucky Colonel and a member of the Friendly Aces Men's Club since it started in 1955 at the Standard Club in Covington. He was inducted into the Northern Kentucky Sports Hall of Fame for baseball. Survivors include his wife, Nancy C. Rose; sons, Joseph Amann, Tim Amann and Scott Amann; daughters, Linda Meister and Theresa Tierney; brother, David Amann; sister, Jean Warken; 10 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Burial was at St. Stephens Cemetery. Memorials: Hospice of St. Elizabeth or Disaster Relief to Tornado Victims.

Leslie Armstrong Leslie Robert “Les” Armstrong, 93, of Fort Thomas, died March 17, 2012, at VA Nursing Home in Fort Thomas. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II aboard the USS Colorado. He was a member of the VFW for 65 years, serving as a commander for the John R. Little Post No. 3186. He was All State Commander for Kentucky twice and was a Kentucky Colonel. He was a member of the AMVETS, American Legion, DAV, Fort Thomas Seniors, Club 55, Southgate Seniors and Bellevue Vets Seniors. His first wife, Josephine Bramble; and second wife, Betty Saner, died previously. Survivors include his sons, William of Alexandria and Robert of Portland, Ore.; and five grandchildren. Burial was in Independence Cemetery.

Memorials: VA Fort Thomas Nursing Home c/o Bobbie Wheeler, 1000 S. Fort Thomas Ave., Fort Thomas, KY 41075, 859-572-6210; VA Medical Center, Voluntary Service; or Honor Flight Bluegrass Chapter, P.O. Box 43986, Middletown, KY 40253-0986, 502-550-3093 or email

Margery Baker Margery L. Baker, 91, of Fort Thomas, died April 4, 2012, at Rosedale Manor. Survivors include her children, Charles Baker, Dean Baker and Barbara Whitford; sister, Marietta Snodgrass; six grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Burial was at Evergreen Cemetery, Southgate.

Betty Bellamy Betty Snipes Bellamy, 61, of Dayton, died April 2, 2012, at St. Elizabeth Fort Thomas. Survivors include her daughter, Tammy Cochran; sisters, Margaret Sumpter and Martha Terry; brothers, Troy and Robert Stewart; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Carol Bowers Carol Fern Bowers, 88, of Cold Spring, formerly of Bluffton, Ohio, died March 7, 2012, at St. Elizabeth Fort Thomas. She loved to travel and was active in Women's Club, scouting and the United Methodist Church. Her three brothers; two sisters; husband, Charles Homer Bowers; and a great-granddaughter, Sophie Grace Chowning, died previously. Survivors include her sons, Michael Alan Bowers of Sharonville, Ohio, and John Charles Bowers of Cold Spring; six grandchildren; and eight great-


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Le Roy Carl Le Roy C. Carl, 79, of Cold Spring, died March 31, 2012, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. He was a retired caretaker and lifetime member of the Bob White Club in Claryville, Ky. He served in the U.S. Army and was a member of American Legion Post No. 219 in Alexandria, Fraternal Order of the Eagles Bellevue\Newport and St. Joseph Parish in Camp Springs. He was a a 4-H leader, Boy Scout leader and commissioner for Dan Beard Council. Survivors include his wife, Marian Schack Carl; sons, Richard Carl, Le Roy Carl and Al Carl; daughter, Ann Marie Behrle; and four grandchildren. Interment was at St. Joseph Cemetery, Camp Springs. Memorials: Redwood, 71 Orphanage Road, Fort Mitchell, KY 41017; St. Elizabeth Hospice, 483 S. Loop Road, Edgewood, KY 41017; or St. Joseph Church, 6833 Four Mile Road, Camp

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Emma Ehmet Emma Marie Marsch Ehmet, 91, of Villa Hills, formerly of Bellevue died March 31, 2012, at St. Elizabeth Fort Thomas. She was a clerk with Woolworths department store in Newport and a member of the Lawler Hanlon VFW Post Wom-

Shirley Gers Shirley L. Gers, 80, of Highland Heights, died March 29, 2012, at St. Elizabeth Fort Thomas. Survivors include her husband, Elmer F. Gers; son, Gary Gers; daughter, Sharon DeMoss; and

two grandchildren. Burial was at St. Stephens Cemetery.

Shirley Grossheim Shirley Grossheim, 83, of Newport, died April 4, 2012, at Hospice of Cincinnati in Blue Ash, Ohio. She was a secretary for General Electric and a loan processor for Ford/Citi Corp. Survivors include her nephew, George Raum of Northern Kentucky. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery, Southgate.

Lavinia Hope Janow Lavinia Hope Janow, 92, of Lexington, formerly of Fort

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DEATHS Continued from Page B7 Thomas, died April 3, 2012, in Lexington. She was a member of the Bellevue Vets Women's Auxiliary. Survivors include her sons, William Janow of Lexington and Jeffrey Knable of Fort Thomas; and four grandchildren. She donated her body to the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine.

Charlsey Lamb Charlsey Coates Lamb, 77, of Northern Kentucky, died April 2, 2012, at home. She was a long time member of the Florence United Methodist Church and enjoyed cooking,

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Jacob Long Jacob Steven Long, 33, of Bellevue, died March 29, 2012, from an auto accident. He attended Bellevue High School, was an assembler for Packaging Unlimited in Covington and a member of the Bellevue Eagles. He was a Pittsburgh Steelers fan and enjoyed fishing. Survivors include his father

and mother, David Long Sr. and Cheryl Wilson, both of Bellevue; brother, David Long Jr. of Dayton; grandmother, Nancy Eaton of Newport; and grandfather, Ralph Wilson of Bellevue.

Joseph Lonneman Joseph N. Lonneman, 54, of Richwood, died March 31, 2012. He was the vice president of the Fort Thomas Corvette Club, enjoyed being outdoors and was a boating enthusiast. His son, Joey Lonneman, died previously. Survivors include his wife, Linda Lonneman; daughters, Jenny and Annie; parents, Robert and Donna Lonneman of Edgewood; and sisters, Kim Worlow of Palm Desert, Calif., and Kendra Schilffarth of Castle Rock, Colo. Memorials: Wood Hudson Cancer Research Laboratory, 931 Isabella St., Newport, KY 41071.

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CITY OF FORT THOMAS, KENTUCKY CAMPBELL COUNTY LEGAL NOTICE Sealed proposals will be received at the office of the City Clerk, Municipal Building, City of Fort Thomas, 130 N. Ft. Thomas Avenue, Campbell County, Kentucky, until 2:00 P.M. local time on MAY 9, 2012, for furnishing all labor, materials, and equipment necessary to complete project known as FORT THOMAS 2012 STREET PROGRAM , and, at said time and place, publicly opened and read aloud. Contract documents, bid sheets, plans and specifications can be obtained at CDS Associates, Inc., 7000 Dixie Highway, Florence, Kentucky 41042 for $60.00 per set, (non-refundable). Plans requested by mail will be an additional $15.00 per set. Checks shall be made payable to CDS Associates, Inc. Specifications will also be on file in the plan room of the Allied Construction Industries, (ACI). Each bidder is required to submit with his proposal a bid bond in the amount of one hundred percent (100%) of the base bid or certified check equal in amount to ten percent (10%) of the base bid. The bidder to whom the contract is awarded will be required to furnish a surety bond in an amount equal to onehundred percent (100%) of the contract amount. Bid security furnished in Bond form shall be issued by a Surety Company or Corporation licensed in the State of Kentucky to provide said surety. Proposals must contain the full name of the party or parties submitting the same and all persons interested therein. It is the intent and requirements of the owner that this project be completed no later than OCTOBER 1, 2012 . When the total overall project exceeds $250,000, all bidders must comply with the prevailing wage rates in the State of Kentucky. It is anticipated that the Prevailing Wage Law will not apply to this project. The successful bidder will be required to have a current occupational license in the City of Fort Thomas before the Contract will be awarded. The Council of the City of Fort Thomas reserves the right to waive irregularities and to reject any or all bids. The Council of the City of Fort Thomas shall authorize acceptance of the bid made by the responsible bidder who, in Council’s judgment, offers the best and most responsive proposal to the City, considering quality, service, performance record, and price; or Council may direct the rejection of all bids. The City may award based on "functional equivalence" concerning specified work or products. By the order of the Council of the City of Fort Thomas. ______________________ Mayor, City of Fort Thomas 1001698444 NOTICE Fort Thomas Board of Adjustment Public Hearing The Board of Adjustment of the City of Fort Thomas, Kentucky, will hold a Public Hearing at the City Building, 130 North Fort Thomas Avenue, Fort Thomas, Kentucky, on Tuesday, April 24, 2012 at 6:00 P.M. for the following cases: CASE NO. 12-1306 - A hearing of an appeal filed by John Pearson, applicant and owner of property located at 129 Hartweg, requesting a dimensional variance to allow the construction of a detached garage approximately 2.0’ from the side property line. CASE NO. 12-1307 - A hearing of an appeal filed by Nicholas Baumer, applicant and owner of property located at 105 Dixie Place, requesting a dimensional variance to allow the construction of a deck approximately 3.0’ from the side property line. CASE NO. 12-1308 - A hearing of an appeal filed by Ray and Beth Crawford, applicants and owners of property located at 81 Summit Avenue, requesting a dimensional variance to allow the construction of a deck approximately 27.11’ from the rear property line. Any adjoining property owner who is unable to attend this hearing is encouraged to submit signed, written comments to the Board concerning the proposed project. Said written correspondence shall be received no later than the time of public hearing, and thereupon shall be a matter of public record. All correspondence shall be directed to City of Fort Thomas, General Services Department, Attn: Julie Rice, 130 N. Ft Thomas Ave., Fort Thomas, KY 41075 The City of Fort Thomas will make every reasonable accommodation to assist qualified disabled persons in obtaining access to available services or in attending City activities. If there is a need for the City to be aware of a specific disability, you are encouraged to contact the City Building, General Services Department at (859) 572-1210 so that suitable arrangements can be considered prior to the delivery of the service or the date of the meeting. City of Ft. Thomas, General Services Department 1698434

Kip G. Mason, 56, of Alexandria, died March 30, 2012, at his home. He was a former route driver for Coffee Break, Canteen and Stern Vending. He was a KHSAA Basketball Referee for 16 years, USSSA Umpire, former coach with Newport Firefighters Youth Football, coached District 22 knothole and was a former assistant football coach at Campbell County High School. He coached basketball and softball at St. Vincent DePaul and basketball at St. Therese. His parents, George and Irene “Mickey” Pruiett Mason; and a sister, Billie Pompilio Russell, died previously. Survivors include his wife, Tina Baioni Mason; daughter, Mareka Mason Miller; sons, Kip, Justin and Jordan Mason; sisters, Terrie Deaton and Mikeala Raleigh; and six grandchildren. Burial was in St. Stephen Cemetery, Fort Thomas.

Memorials: Jordan Mason College Fund c/o any US Bank location.

Gladys McCarter Gladys M. Rippley McCarter, 95, of Bellevue, died March 31, 2012. She was a clerk with R.L. Polk & Co. in Cincinnati. Her husband, Philip Bell McCarter; a brother, Clarence Rippley; and her sister, Mary Flinker, died previously. Survivors include her daughters, Peggy Thomas of Erlanger, Bonnie Meyer of Bellevue and Sharon Schweinzger of Dayton; brother, William Rippley of Tampa, Fla.; six grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery, Southgate. Memorials: First Baptist Church of Bellevue, 254 Washington Ave., Bellevue, KY 41073.

Carl McGraw Carl Edward McGraw, 89, of Fort Thomas, formerly of Falmouth, died March 28, 2012, at Highlandspring of Fort Thomas. For more than 10 years, he and his wife owned and operated the former Falmouth Florist. He was a U.S. Army World War II veteran and a member of St. Francis Xavier Church in Falmouth. His wife, Barbara June Lancaster McGraw, died Nov. 11, 2001. Survivors include his son, Bobby McGraw of El Paso, Texas; sister, Margaret Nienaber of Taylor Mill; and grandson, Tien Carl McGraw.

Pamela Nelson Pamela Sue Nelson, 56, of Newport, died March 31, 2012, at her residence. She was a teacher's aide with the Newport Board of Education. Her husband, Roy Nelson Jr., died previously. Survivors include her mother, Lillian Hamilton Wade of Newport; daughters, Gena Beaty and Kim Burk, both of Dayton; sister, Debbie Carpenter of Newport; three grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery, Southgate. Memorials: Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation Greater Cincinnati, 522 Cincinnati Mills Road, Suite B248, Cincinnati, OH 45240.


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Evelyn Louise Reinhart, 82, of Bromley, died March 31, 2012, at Villaspring of Erlanger. She was a homemaker and a member of First Baptist Church in Ludlow and Ludlow Senior Citizens. She cooked for church dinners, drove the church van and was a Sunday school teacher. Her first husband, Harvey Harden; second husband, Carl Reinhart; and a son, John Harden, died previously. Survivors include her sons, Dennis Harden of Fort Thomas and Michael Harden of Jackson County, Ky.; daughter, Susan Harden of Florence; brother, Donald Gerkey of Tavares, Fla.; sisters, Wilma Thornburg of Muncie, Ind., and Lois Cave of Waynesburg, Ky.; eight grand-

NOTICE OF ADOPTION, TITLE AND SUMMARY OF ALEXANDRIA ORDINANCE 2012-03 I hereby certify that the following is the Title and Summary of Ordinance 2012-03 of the City of Alexandria, in Campbell County, Kentucky, which was adopted by City Council on April 5, 2012:

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ORDINANCE NO. 2012-03: AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF ALEXANDRIA, CAMPBELL COUNTY, KENTUCKY, ADOPTING THE 2011 S-13 SUPPLEMENT TO THE CITY OF ALEXANDRIA CODE OF ORDINANCES, AS PREPARED BY THE AMERICAN LEGAL PUBLISHING CORPORATION. This Ordinance approves a Supplement to the City’s Code of Ordinances, entitled the 2011 S-13 Supplement, which incorporates Kentucky statutory changes through 2011 and integrates City Ordinance changes through and including Ordinance 2011-08.


/s/ Michael A. Duncan Michael A. Duncan, attorney For Ziegler & Schneider, P.S.C., City Attorneys

Robert Schack Robert S. Schack, 70, of Camp Springs, died March 30, 2012, at St. Elizabeth Fort Thomas. He served in the U.S. Army, was a farmer and lifetime member at St. Joseph Parish in Camp Springs. He served on numerous agricultural councils and boards. Survivors include his daughters, Stephanie Zink and Kimberly Fahlbush; brothers, Leonard and Herman Schack; and six grandchildren. Interment was at St. Joseph Cemetery, Camp Springs. Memorials: St. Joseph School, 6829 Four Mile Road, Melbourne, KY 41059.

Edward Seifert Edward Seifert, 81, of Butler, died March 28, 2012, at his residence. He was a U.S. Army Korean War veteran and retired from the Mead Corp. as a production manager. He was a life member of Newport Elks. Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Seifert; son, Edward “Bo” Seifert of Burlington; daughters; Madonna L. Seifert and Theresa J. Seifert, both of Bellevue, and Susanna M. Schuman of Woodlawn; and five grandchildren. Memorials: Hospice of Hope in Maysville.

Robert Snyder Robert E. “Cowboy Bob” Snyder, 64, of Bloomington, Ind., formerly of New York, died March 27, 2012, at his home. He served in the U.S. Army in Berlin and did two tours in Vietnam. He was a volunteer firefighter, a police officer, long-haul truck driver and maintenance specialist. He enjoyed fishing, tinkering in his garage, country music and movies. His father, Robert E. Snyder, died previously. Survivors include his mother, Gloria Knowles of Bloomington, Ind.; sons, Nathan and Noah Snyder of Silver Grove; daughter, Melissa Jean of Dayton, Ohio; stepdaughters, Abby and Samantha Stephen of Dayton, Ohio; and sisters, Joyce Stumpf of Bloomington, Ind., and Barbara Bailey of Fairborn, Ohio. Memorials: I.U. Health Bloomington Hospital Hospice, P.O. Box 1149, Bloomington, IN 47402.

James Sweigart Sr. James H. Sweigart Sr., 88, of Fort Thomas, died March 30, 2012, at VA Nursing Home in Fort Thomas. He was an engineer with N.C.R in Cambridge, Ohio, a deacon at St. Thomas Parish in Fort Thomas and a member of the Knights of Columbus. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and was awarded the Purple Heart. He was a member of the American Legion and the D.A.V., and received the Silver Beaver Award from the Boy Scouts. His five brothers; one sister; and two daughters, Deborah Stanley and Cindy Schwartz, died previously. Survivors include his wife, Mary Jean Gleason Sweigart of Highland Heights; sons, James H. Sweigart Jr. of Highland Heights, Charles Sweigart of Marysville, Wash., and William E. Sweigart of Atglen, Pa.; daughters, Catherine Wiley of Highland Heights, Judy McCourt of Sardis, Ohio, Sr. Myra Jean Sweigart, O.S.F. of Manitowoc, Wis., Christine Daugherty of Lore City, Ohio, and Theresa Daley of Waukesha, Wis.; sister, Sr. Myra Louise Sweigart, C.G.S. of Fort Thomas; 30 grandchildren; and 36 greatgrandchildren. Burial was in St. Stephen Cemetery, Fort Thomas. Memorials: Retired Religious, Diocese of Covington Stewardship Office, P.O. Box 15550, Covington, KY 41015-0550 or Diocesan Catholic Children’s Home, P.O. Box 17007, Fort Mitchell, KY 41017-2730.

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*************************************** I, Michael A. Duncan, an attorney licensed to practice law in the Commonwealth of Kentucky, for Ziegler & Schneider, P.S.C., City Attorneys for the City of Alexandria, in Campbell County, Kentucky, do hereby certify that this Notice of Adoption, Title and Summary of Ordinance 2012-03 was prepared by me, and that it represents an accurate description of the summary of the contents of the Ordinance. The full text of the Ordinance, and other information relative to the Ordinance, are on file at the office of the City Clerk/Treasurer, 8236 West Main Street, Alexandria, Kentucky 41001.

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children; and nine great-grandchildren. Interment was in Forest Lawn Cemetery, Erlanger. Memorials: First Baptist Church, 400 Linden St., Ludlow, KY 41016.

Lloyd Vittitoe, 88, of Florence, died March 30, 2012, at his residence. He was a retired truck driver with Roadway Trucking and a mason. He served in the U.S.

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Marine Corps in the Pacific Theater during World War II, was a golf enthusiast and enjoyed working at Boone Links Golf Course. His wife, Alpha, died previously. Survivors include his daughters, Shirley Vittitoe of Cincinnati and Lisa Vittitoe of Florence; sons, Henry Brock of Crittenden, James Vittitoe of Melbourne, Michael Vittitoe of Burlington and Jeffery Vittitoe of Jacksonville, Fla.; brother, Hagan Vittitoe of Peoria, Ill.; six grandchildren; and eight greatgrandchildren. Memorials: American Cancer Society.

John Walton John T. Walton, 89, of Taylor

John Webster John Franklin Webster, 79, of Elsmere, formerly of Campbell County, died March 30, 2012, after a long battle with bladder cancer at Batavia Nursing & Care

Center. He received 10 Outstanding Driving awards while working for Exquisite Laundry Services in Ohio, was the manager of Standard Oil in Lakeside Park and worked in maintenance at Internal Revenue Service in Florence. He enjoyed working on cars, fishing and reading the newspaper. His 15 brothers and sisters died previously. Survivors include his wife, Thelma Arlene Mott Webster; daughter, Diana Lynne Webster Dalton of Ryland Heights; three grandchildren; and 10 greatgrandchildren. Interment was at Butler Cemetery. Memorials: American Cancer Foundation or charity of donor’s choice.

Elizabeth Fort Thomas. She was the youngest of 22 children, enjoyed crafts and was the last surviving daughter of a Civil War veteran. Her husband, Bryant, and a son, Harold, died previously. Survivors include her son, Michael Williams; daughter, Debbie Weber; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Interment was at Alexandria Cemetery. Memorials: St. Elizabeth Hospice, 85 N. Grand Ave., Ft. Thomas, KY 41075.


Opal Williams, 88, of Alexandria, died April 4, 2012, at St.

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POLICE REPORTS BELLEVUE Arrests/citations Tommy Keeton, 35, 225 Memorial Parkway, fourthdegree assault, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia at 225 Memorial Parkway, March 19. Sharon Ward, 52, homeless, third-degree trespassing at 231 Center St., March 19. Keith Hudson, 18, homeless, warrant at 312 Eden, March 21. Karen Frank, 37, 303 Poplar, warrant at 303 Poplar, March 21. Samuel Diehl, 23, 82 Burney Lane, DUI at Sixth and Dayton, March 24. Michael Hamel, 30, 118 Taylor, second-degree disorderly conduct at 310 Lafayette, March 24. David Dephillips, 33, 308 Lindsey St., receiving stolen property at 110 Memorial Parkway, March 22. Billy Dowell, 30, 108 Ward, theft by unlawful taking at 53 Donnermeyer Drive, March 27. Alexander Wagner, 28, 735 Independence, warrant at Berry at Division, March 27. Paul Napier, 50, 1002 Columbia Second Floor, warrant at 95 Riviera, March 28. Joseph Groneck, 49, 413 Ward, warrant at 413 Ward, March 28. Evelyn Lear, 38, 7745 West Chester, receiving stolen property, theft by unlawful taking, expired license, DUI at Berry at Geiger, March 29. Christopher Hamblin, 27, 72 Pleasant Ridge, second-degree assault at 615 Fairfield, March 29. Kristin Koors, 31, 204 Colony Drive, theft by unlawful taking at 145 Fairfield Ave., April 1. Christopher Hard, 21, 316 Ninth Ave., warrant at 417 Foote Ave., April 1. Michelle Yates, 49, 103 Washington, warrant at 103 Washington, March 3. Jaime Morton, 35, 225 Memorial Parkway, theft by unlawful taking at 10 Donnermeyer, April 3.

FORT THOMAS Arrests/citations Derrick Harris Jr., 28, 1823 Highland Ave., warrant at Memorial Parkway at Stardust, March 29. John Boles, 35, 118 Villa Drive, warrant at 75 Carmel Manor St., March 29. Incidents/investigations Fraudulent use of a credit card At 100 Alexandria Pike, March 28. Theft by unlawful taking At 90 Henry Ave., March 28.

I hereby certify that the following is the title and a summary of Ordinance No. 12-0301 of the City of Silver Grove, Kentucky, as adopted on April 3, 2012.

Pursuant to the City of Silver Grove publication requirements, the following is the full text of the section of Ordinance No. 12-0301 which imposes fines, penalties, forfeitures, taxes, or fees: SECTION 7. Penalties Any person, entity, or corporation who has violated any provisions of this ordinance or who has failed to comply with any order issued by any authorized agent of the Campbell Fire District One or Fire Marshall, or has failed to comply with any order issued pursuant to any Section thereof, shall upon conviction before the proper judicial authority be punished by a fine of not more than Three Hundred ($300.00) Dollars. Each day a violation continues shall be considered a separate offense. I, Cameron J. Blau, an attorney licensed to practice law in the Commonwealth of Kentucky, acting as an attorney for the City of Silver Grove, Kentucky, do hereby certify that this summary was prepared by me at the direction of the Council of the City of Silver Grove, Kentucky, and that this summary is a true and accurate summary of the contents of Ordinance No. 12-0301.


Cameron J. Blau Legal Advisor City of Silver Grove, Kentucky

CITY OF SILVER GROVE, KENTUCKY NOTICE OF SALE OF PERSONAL PROPERTY PURSUANT TO RESOLUTION NO. 12-0401 The City of Silver Grove, Kentucky, pursuant to Resolution No. 12-0401, has determined that the following personal property of the City of Silver Grove will be auctioned off: 1. A 1999 Ford Crown Victoria Pursuant to KRS 82.083 and 45A.365, notice is hereby given that starting at 9:00am on APRIL 16, 2012 and ending at 4:00pm on APRIL 23, 2012, the City of Silver Grove is auctioning said personal property indicated by above SEALED BIDS. You may obtain more information regarding the above listed items by contacting the City Clerk at (859) 441-6390. To place a sealed bid on an item listed above, please place the following information in a sealed envelope and return said envelope to the City Clerk between regular business hours at 308 Oak Street, Silver Grove, Kentucky 41085: Name, Address, Telephone Number, Item Name you wish to bid on, and the Amount of your bid. On APRIL 24, 2012 at 12:00pm, the sealed bids will be opened by the City Clerk publicly, and each bid will be recorded indicating the name of the bidder and the amount of said bid. Items are in AS-IS condition; no warranties expressed or implied. Buyer is responsible for pickup and transportation of items. The City reserves the right to waive irregularities in the bide pursuant to State Law and City bidding procedures. All sales will be made to the highest responsible bidder unless said bid is not above the reserve price already predetermined by the City Council; the City reserves the right to reject any and all bids. Bids received after the specified time and date will be returned unopened to the bidder. Only Cash, Money Order, or Certified Check will be accepted and payment. &("!))!'#$''%")!

AN ORDINANCE ESTABLISHING A POLICE DEPARTMENT FOR THE CITY OF HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, KENTUCKY. BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY OF HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, KENTUCKY: Section I That there is hereby created, the Highland Heights Police Department effective February 29, 2012 Section II That because this ordinance is necessary for the receipt of Kentucky Law Enforcement Foundation Funds an emergency is declared and the requirement for a second reading allowed by publication of this ordinance prior to it becoming effective, is hereby suspended and the ordinance becomes immediately effective upon the majority vote of the city council and signature of the Mayor. Section III That this ordinance shall be signed by the Mayor, attested by the City Clerk/ Treasurer, recorded and published. Same shall be in effect at the earliest time provided by law.




Passed on first reading of this 3rd day of April, 2012

LEGAL NOTICE The Campbell County Fiscal Court, at a regular meeting to be held on Wednesday, April 18, 2012, at 5:30 p.m. at the Campbell County Administration Building, 1098 Monmouth Street, Newport, Kentucky, will call for second reading and consideration of passage the following ordinance, said ordinance having been read by title and a summary given for the first time at the April 4, 2012, regular meeting of the Court. CAMPBELL COUNTY FISCAL COURT CAMPBELL COUNTY, KENTUCKY ORDINANCE O-04-12 AN ORDINANCE OF THE CAMPBELL COUNTY FISCAL COURT REPEALING ORDINANCES O-18-04 RELATING TO THE HOME RULE STATUTE AND ITS APPLICATION TO THE DIVISION OF LAND WITHIN THE COUNTY AND O-20-04 WHICH ESTABLISHED THE “DESIGNAT ED AGENT” AND “REVIEW BOARD” PURSUANT TO ORDINANCE O-18-04. The full text of Ordinance O-04-12 will be on file in the Office of the County Clerk, Newport, Kentucky, and is on file in the Office of the Fiscal Court Clerk, Newport, Kentucky, and same is available for inspection and use by the public during regular business hours. I, Paula K. Spicer, Clerk of the Campbell County Fiscal Court, hereby certify that this summary was prepared by me at the direction of the Campbell County Fiscal Court and that said summary is a true and accurate summary of the contents of Ordinance O-04-12. Paula K. Spicer Fiscal Court Clerk


COMMISSIONERS ORDINANCE NO. O-2012-009 AN ORDINANCE OF THE BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS OF THE CITY OF NEWPORT, KENTUCKY AMENDING SECTION 99.06 OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES CONCERNING THE AMOUNT OF THE ANNUAL RENTAL DWELLING LICENSE FEE. Section 99.06 of the Code of Ordinances shall be and is hereby amended to read, as follows: RENTAL DWELLING LICENSE § 99.06 FEES. (A) The annual rental dwelling license fee required for each rental dwelling unit shall be $80 for fiscal year 2010-2011 and shall increase by $5 every second fiscal year thereafter. There shall be an annual application fee of $45 per rental dwelling (building) and an annual rental dwelling license fee of $35 payable for each rental dwelling unit located therein. (B) (1)The maximum annual amount payable by an individual, partnership, or corporation hereunder shall not exceed $12,500 for fiscal year 2010-2011 and shall increase by $500 every second fiscal year thereafter. $5,000 for any fiscal year. (2)The city shall provide information regarding any new annual rental dwelling license fee and any new maximum annual amount payable contemporaneous with the renewal forms when they are mailed out prior to the commencement of each requisite fiscal year. (C) Any change in ownership shall require a new license application and payment of the license fee. (D) The annual license fee shall be increased by 50% when more than 15 days late. Late applicants shall not be entitled to prorated license fees. (E) License fees shall be prorated as follows: Issued during the first half of license year Full fee Issued during second half of license year ½ fee The above referenced ordinance was adopted 3/26/12, signed by Jerry Peluso, Mayor, and attested to by the City Clerk who hereby certifies that the summary is true and correct and the full text is available for review at 998 Monmouth Street. - Amy Able, City Clerk The undersigned, an attorney licensed to practice law in the Commonwealth of Kentucky, has certified the preparation of this summary as an accurate depiction of the contents of the Ordinance. - Daniel R. Braun, City Attorney &("!))!'#%')$")!

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Mill, died March 28, 2012, at Baptist Convalescent Center in Newport. He was a retired welder for more than 25 years with General Electric and was a deacon for Calvary Baptist Church since 1976. He served in the U.S. Army during the occupation in Japan after World War II. His wife, Mildred Walton, died March 15, 2008. Survivors include his son, John T. Walton Jr. of Union; sister, Bertie Mae Kennon of Clay City, Ky.; and two grandchildren. Burial was at Highland Cemetery, Fort Mitchell. Memorials: Calvary Baptist Church, 3711 Tibbatts, Latonia, KY 41015.



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LEGAL NOTICE The Campbell County Fiscal Court, at a regular meeting to be held on Wednesday, April 18, 2012, at 5:30 p.m. at the Campbell County Administration Building, 1098 Monmouth Street, Newport, Kentucky, will call for second reading and consideration of passage the following ordinance, said ordinance having been read by title and a summary given for the first time at the April 4, 2012, regular meeting of the Court. CAMPBELL COUNTY FISCAL COURT CAMPBELL COUNTY, KENTUCKY ORDINANCE O-03-12 AN ORDINANCE OF THE CAMPBELL COUNTY FISCAL COURT ENACTING AND ADOPTING THE 2012 S-24 SUPPLEMENT TO THE CODE OF ORDINANCES OF THE COUNTY OF CAMPBELL, KENTUCKY (JULY 1, 2011 THROUGH DECEMBER 31, 2011) The full text of Ordinance O-03-12 will be on file in the Office of the County Clerk, Newport, Kentucky, and is on file in the Office of the Fiscal Court Clerk, Newport, Kentucky, and same is available for inspection and use by the public during regular business hours. I, Paula K. Spicer, Clerk of the Campbell County Fiscal Court, hereby certify that this summary was prepared by me at the direction of the Campbell County Fiscal Court and that said summary is a true and accurate summary of the contents of Ordinance O-03-12. Paula K. Spicer Fiscal Court Clerk 1001698599 LEGAL NOTICE The Campbell County Fiscal Court, at a regular meeting of the court on Wednesday, April 4, 2012 at 7:00 p.m., at the Campbell County Courthouse, 8352 E. Main Street, Alexandria, Kentucky, adopted the following ordinance upon the second reading, said ordinance having been read by title and summary given for the first time at the March 21, 2012 regular meeting of the Court. CAMPBELL COUNTY FISCAL COURT CAMPBELL COUNTY, KENTUCKY ORDINANCE NO. O-02-12 AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE TEXT OF THE OFFICIAL ZONING ORDINANCE FOR UNINCORPORATED CAMPBELL COUNTY ARTICLE XIV SIGN REGULATIONS MODIFYING SECTIONS 14.1 M AND 14.7.2.b(2). The full text of Ordinance O-02-12 will be on file in the Office of the County Clerk, Newport, Kentucky and is on file in the Office of the Fiscal Court Clerk, Newport, Kentucky, and same is available for inspection and use by the public during regular business hours. I, Paula K. Spicer, Clerk of the Campbell County Fiscal Court, hereby certify that this summary was prepared by me at the direction of the Campbell County Fiscal Court and that said summary is a true and accurate summary of the contents of Ordinance O-02-12. Paula K. Spicer Fiscal Court Clerk 1001698597

FIREFIGHTER TRUSTEE ELECTION BY THE CENTRAL CAMP BELL COUNTY FIRE DISTRICT The Central Campbell County Fire District announces that an election will be held on the last Saturday in June to elect one Firefighter to the Board of Trustees, which is responsible for the operation of the fire department. Nomination forms for the Trustee election can be obtained at the Cold Spring fire station, located at 4113 Alexandria Pike. Nomination forms must be received by the election committee no later than 7PM, May 17, 2012. The completed form must be in writing and mailed or hand delivered to the election committee at 4113 Alexandria Pike,Cold Spring, KY, 41076. In order to be eligible for the Trustee position, the person nominated or seeking nomination must be twenty-one (21) years of age or older, and shall be an active firefighter with the Central Campbell County Fire Protection District. The term shall be for four (4) years. 1697006 INVITATION TO BIDDERS LEGAL NOTICE SEALED PROPOSALS will be received by the City of Newport, Kentucky, in the Office of the City Clerk located at 998 Monmouth Street, Newport, Kentucky, 41071, until two o’clock (2:00) p.m., on Wednesday May 2, 2012 and then publicly opened and read aloud in the Multi-Purpose Room, 1st Floor of the Newport Municipal Building for the: “Annual Supplies Bid 2012”. Copies of the Specification Documents may be obtained or examined in the Office of the City Clerk, Monmouth 998 Street, Newport, Kentucky 41071. Pursuant to specifications on file in the Office of the City Clerk of the City of Newport two copies of proposals are to be submitted in a sealed envelope labeled as follows: “Annual Supplies Bid 2012”. Successful vendor must be an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer, which prohibits discrimination because of race, creed, color, national origin, sex, age, handicap, political affiliation or beliefs. The City of Newport is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. In addition, the successful vendor must obtain an Occupational License from the City Finance and Administration Department prior to commencing work. The City of Newport will award the contract to the lowest responsible vendor based upon the Owner’s opinion. The City reserves the right to reject any or all proposal and to waive any informalities or irregularities in the proposals received. Any and all questions dealing with this proposal should be reduced to writing and faxed to Amy Able, City Clerk at (859) 292-3669 or emailed to aable@newportky.go v. CITY OF NEWPORT, KENTUCKY Amy Able, City Clerk 1001697888 If you’re looking for buyers, you’re in the right neighborhood. Call Community Classified



B10 • CCF RECORDER • APRIL 12, 2012 ORDINANCE NO. O-03-2012 AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF INDUSTRIAL BUILDING REVENUE BONDS (HIGHLANDS SOCCER CLUB INC. PROJECT) OF THE CITY OF FORT THOMAS, KENTUCKY, IN AN AGGREGATE PRINCIPAL AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $700,000, THE PROCEEDS OF WHICH SHALL BE LOANED TO HIGHLANDS SOCCER CLUB INC. TO FINANCE THE ACQUISITION AND INSTALLATION OF FACILITIES SUITABLE FOR THE RECREATIONAL PURPOSES OF HIGHLANDS SOCCER CLUB INC. AND LOCATED WITHIN THE CITY OF FORT THOMAS, KENTUCKY; PROVIDING FOR THE PLEDGE OF REVENUES FOR THE PAYMENT OF SUCH BONDS; AUTHORIZING A LOAN AGREEMENT APPROPRIATE FOR THE PROTECTION AND DISPOSITION OF SUCH REVENUES AND TO FURTHER SECURE SUCH BONDS; AUTHORIZING A BOND PURCHASE AGREEMENT, TAX REGULATORY AGREEMENT AND ASSIGNMENTS; AND AUTHORIZING OTHER ACTIONS IN CONNECTION WITH THE ISSUANCE OF SUCH BONDS. WHEREAS, the City of Fort Thomas, Kentucky (the “Issuer”), by virtue of the laws of the Commonwealth of Kentucky, including Chapter 103 of the Kentucky Revised Statutes, is authorized and empowered among other things (a) to make a loan to assist in defraying the cost of financing the acquisition and installation of an “industrial building,” as defined in Section 103.200 of the Kentucky Revised Statutes, within the boundaries of the Issuer, (b) to issue and sell its negotiable revenue bonds to provide moneys for such loan and (c) to enact this Ordinance and execute and deliver the agreements and instruments hereinafter identified; and WHEREAS, this City Council (the “Issuing Authority”) has determined and does hereby confirm that the financing of the Project, as hereinafter defined, is to be utilized in furtherance of making recreational benefits available to the public, which Project has and will promote the welfare of the people of the Commonwealth of Kentucky, promote reconversion to a peacetime economy, relieve conditions of unemployment, aid in the rehabilitation of returning veterans, encourage the increase of industry in the Commonwealth of Kentucky, promote the economic welfare of the people of the Issuer, create or preserve jobs and employment opportunities and assist in the development of industrial activities to the benefit of the people of the Issuer, and that the Issuer, by assisting with the financing of the Project through the issuance of revenue bonds in an aggregate principal amount not to exceed $700,000 (the “Bonds”) will be acting in a manner consistent with and in furtherance of the provisions of the laws of the Commonwealth of Kentucky, particularly Chapter 103 of the Kentucky Revised Statutes (the “Act”);

ADAM H. EDELEN AUDITOR OF PUBLIC ACCOUNTS The Commonwealth of Kentucky’s Office of the Auditor of Public Accounts announces the completion of the financial audit of the Campbell County Fiscal Court for the year ended June 30, 2011. The following transmittal letter was prepared, on behalf of the Office of me Auditor of Public Accounts, by the firm of Ray, Foley, Hensley & Company, PLLC, Certified Public Accountants. The Office of the Auditor of Public Accounts engaged Ray, Foley. Hensley & Company, PLLC, to perform the financial audit of the Campbell County Fiscal Court and worked closely with the firm during our report review process.

Stephen R. Allen, CPA/PFS Dennis H. England, CPA Michael D. Foley, CPA Lyman Hager, Jr., CPA Jerry W. Hensley, CPA J. Carroll Luby, CPA

NOW THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF FORT THOMAS, COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY, AS FOLLOWS: SECTION 1. Definitions. All defined terms used herein and those not otherwise defined herein shall have the respective meanings given to them in the Loan Agreement dated as of April 1, 2012 (the “Loan Agreement”) between the Issuer and Highlands Soccer Club Inc. (the “Borrower”), relating to the Bonds. Any reference herein to the Issuer or the Issuing Authority, or to any officers or members thereof, shall include those which succeed to their functions, duties or responsibilities pursuant to or by operation of law or who are lawfully performing their functions. Unless the context shall otherwise indicate, words importing the singular number shall include the plural number, and vice versa, and the terms “hereof,” “hereby,” “hereto,” “hereunder,” and similar terms, mean this Ordinance. SECTION 2. Determination of Issuer. Pursuant to the Act, this Issuing Authority hereby finds and determines that the Project is an “industrial building” as defined in the Act and is consistent with the provisions of §§ 103.200 to 103.285 of the Act; that such industrial building consists of an industrial building suitable for use by the Borrower in furtherance of the recreational purposes of the Borrower, as set forth in § 103.200(1)(e) of the Act; and that such industrial building is to be financed with the proceeds of the Bonds pursuant to the provisions of §§ 103.200 to 103.285 of the Act. The Issuing Authority, as the “applicable elected representative” of the Issuer for purposes of § 147(f) of the Code, hereby approves the issuance of the Bonds in the maximum aggregate face amount of $700,000, the proceeds of which will be used to pay the costs of the Project described as follows: The Project consists of the acquisition and installation of artificial turf at the soccer field located along Army Reserve Road near Tower Park, Fort Thomas, Kentucky, which Project will be operated by Highlands Soccer Club Inc. and used in furtherance of its purpose of making recreational benefits available to the public. SECTION 3. Authorization of Bonds. It is hereby determined to be necessary to, and the Issuer shall, issue, sell and deliver, as provided herein and pursuant to the authority of the Act, the Bonds for the purposes of making a loan to the Borrower to finance the costs of acquiring and installing the Project, including costs incidental thereto and of the financing thereof, all in accordance with the provisions of the Loan Agreement. The Bonds shall be designated “Industrial Building Revenue Bonds (Highlands Soccer Club Inc. Project).” The maximum amount of Bonds to be outstanding at any one time is $700,000. SECTION 4. Terms and Execution of the Bonds. The Bonds shall be issued in the forms and denominations, shall be numbered, dated and payable as provided in the Bond Purchase Agreement hereinafter defined. The Bonds shall mature as provided in the Bond Purchase Agreement, and have such terms, bear such interest, and be subject to mandatory and optional redemption as provided in the Bond Purchase Agreement. This Issuing Authority hereby fixes and establishes the interest rate in effect from time to time on the Bonds in the manner and pursuant to the provisions of the Bond Purchase Agreement. The Bonds shall be executed on behalf of the Issuer by the manual or facsimile signature of its Mayor and City Clerk. In case any officer whose signature or a facsimile thereof shall appear on the Bonds shall cease to be such officer before the issuance or delivery of the Bonds, such signature or facsimile thereof shall nevertheless be valid and sufficient for all purposes, the same as if the officer had remained in office until after that time. The form of the Bonds submitted to this meeting, subject to appropriate insertions and revisions in order to comply with the provisions of the Bond Purchase Agreement, is hereby approved, and when the same shall be executed on behalf of the Issuer by the appropriate officers thereof in the manner contemplated hereby and by the Bond Purchase Agreement, in an aggregate principal not to exceed $700,000, shall represent the approved form of Bonds of the Issuer. SECTION 5. Sale of the Bonds. In accordance with a written request, addressed to the Mayor from the Borrower, that the sale of the Bonds be made privately upon a negotiated basis, the Bonds are hereby awarded to the certain individuals or legal entities that execute the Bond Purchase Agreement as “Purchaser” (collectively, the “Purchaser”) at the purchase price set forth, and on the terms and conditions described, in the Bond Purchase Agreement with respect to the Bonds (the “Bond Purchase Agreement”) among the Issuer, the Borrower, the Purchaser and U.S. Bank, National Association, as servicing agent (the “Servicing Agent”). The Mayor and City Clerk are authorized and directed to make on behalf of the Issuer the necessary arrangements to establish the date, location, procedure and conditions for the delivery of the Bonds to the Purchaser, and to take all steps necessary to effect due execution and delivery to the Purchaser of the Bonds (or temporary bonds delivered in lieu of definitive Bonds until their preparation and delivery can be effectuated) under the terms of this Ordinance, the Bond Purchase Agreement and the Agreement. It is hereby determined that the price for and the terms of the Bonds, and the sale thereof, all as provided in the aforesaid documents, are in the best interests of the Issuer and consistent with all legal requirements. SECTION 6. Arbitrage Provisions. The Issuer will restrict the use of the proceeds of the Bonds in such manner and to such extent, if any, as may be necessary, after taking into account reasonable expectations at the time the Bonds are delivered to the Purchaser, so that they will not constitute arbitrage bonds under § 148 of the Code. The Mayor or any other officer having responsibility with respect to the issuance of the Bonds, is authorized and directed, alone or in conjunction with any of the foregoing or with any other officer, employee, consultant or agent of the Issuer, to deliver a certificate for inclusion in the transcript of proceedings for the Bonds, setting forth the facts, estimates and circumstances and reasonable expectations pertaining to said § 148 of the Code and regulations thereunder. SECTION 7. Authorization of Agreement, Assignment, Bond Purchase Agreement, Tax Regulatory Agreement and All Other Documents to be Executed by the Issuer. In order to better secure the payment of the principal of, premium, if any, and interest on the Bonds as the same shall become due and payable, the Mayor and City Clerk are authorized and directed to execute, acknowledge and deliver in the name and on behalf of the Issuer, the Agreement, Assignment, Tax Regulatory Agreement and Bond Purchase Agreement in substantially the forms submitted to the Issuer, which are hereby approved, with such changes therein not inconsistent with this Ordinance and not substantially adverse to the Issuer as may be permitted by the Act and approved by the officers executing the same on behalf of the Issuer. The approval of such changes by said officers, and that such are not substantially adverse to the Issuer, shall be conclusively evidenced by the execution of such Agreement, Assignment, Tax Regulatory Agreement and Bond Purchase Agreement by such officers. The Mayor and City Clerk are each hereby separately authorized to take any and all actions and to execute such financing statements, assignments, certificates, deeds and other instruments that may be necessary or appropriate in the opinion of Peck, Shaffer & Williams LLP, as Bond Counsel, in order to effect the issuance of the Bonds and the intent of this Ordinance. The City Clerk, or other appropriate officer of the Issuer, shall certify a true transcript of all proceedings had with respect to the issuance of the Bonds, along with such information from the records of the Issuer as is necessary to determine the regularity and validity of the issuance of the Bonds. SECTION 8. Covenants of Issuer. In addition to other covenants of the Issuer in this Ordinance, the Issuer further covenants and agrees as follows: (a) Payment of Principal, Premium and Interest. The Issuer will, solely from the sources herein or in the Bond Purchase Agreement provided, pay or cause to be paid the principal of, premium, if any, and interest on each and all Bonds on the dates, at the places and in the manner provided herein, in the Bond Purchase Agreement and in the Bonds. (b) Performance of Covenants, Authority and Actions. The Issuer will at all times faithfully observe and perform all agreements, covenants, undertakings, stipulations and provisions contained in the Bonds, Agreement, Bond Purchase Agreement, Tax Regulatory Agreement, and Assignment, and in all proceedings of the Issuer pertaining to the Bonds. The Issuer warrants and covenants that it is, and upon delivery of the Bonds will be, duly authorized by the laws of the Commonwealth of Kentucky, including particularly and without limitation the Act, to issue the Bonds and to execute the Agreement, the Assignment, the Tax Regulatory Agreement and the Bond Purchase Agreement, and all other documents to be executed by it, to provide for the security for payment of the principal of, premium, if any, and interest on the Bonds in the manner and to the extent herein and in the Bond Purchase Agreement set forth; that all actions on its part for the issuance of the Bonds and execution and delivery of the Agreement, the Assignment, the Bond Purchase Agreement, the Tax Regulatory Agreement and all other documents to be executed by it in connection with the issuance of the Bonds, have been or will be duly and effectively taken; and that the Bonds will be valid and enforceable special obligations of the Issuer according to the terms thereof. Each provision of the Ordinance, the Assignment, the Agreement, the Bond Purchase Agreement, the Tax Regulatory Agreement and each Bond, and all other documents to be executed by the Issuer in connection with the issuance of the Bonds, is binding upon each officer of the Issuer as may from time to time have the authority under law to take such actions as may be necessary to perform all or any part of the duty required by such provision; and each duty of the Issuer and of its officers and employees undertaken pursuant to such proceedings for the Bonds is established as a duty of the Issuer and of each such officer and employee having authority to perform such duty. SECTION 9. No Personal Liability. No recourse under or upon any obligation, covenant, acceptance or agreement contained in this Ordinance, or in any Bond, or in the Agreement, the Assignment, the Tax Regulatory Agreement or the Bond Purchase Agreement, or under any judgment obtained against the Issuer or by the enforcement of any assessment or by any legal or equitable proceeding by virtue of any constitution or statute or otherwise, or under any circumstances, shall be had against any officer as such, past, present, or future, of the Issuer, either directly or through the Issuer, or otherwise, for the payment for or to the Issuer or any receiver thereof, or for or to any holder of any Bond, or otherwise, of any sum that may be due and unpaid by the Issuer upon any of the Bonds. Any and all personal liability of every nature, whether at common law or in equity, or by statute or by constitution or otherwise, of any such officer, as such, to respond by reason of any act or omission on his or her part, or otherwise, for, directly or indirectly, the payment for or to the Issuer or any receiver thereof, or for or to the owner or any holder of any Bond, or otherwise, of any sum that may remain due and unpaid upon any Bond, shall be deemed to be expressly waived and released as a condition of and consideration for the execution and delivery of the Agreement, Assignment, the Tax Regulatory Agreement and the Bond Purchase Agreement and the issuance of the Bonds. SECTION 10. No Debt or Tax Pledge. The Bonds do not constitute an indebtedness of the Issuer within the meaning of the Constitution of the Commonwealth of Kentucky. The Bonds shall be payable solely from the revenues and security interests pledged for their payment as provided in the Bonds, and neither moneys raised by taxation nor any other general or special revenues of the Issuer shall be obligated or pledged for the payment of principal of, premium (if any) or interest on the Bonds. SECTION 11. Severability. If any section, paragraph or provision of this Ordinance shall be held to be invalid or unenforceable for any reason, the invalidity or unenforceability of such section, paragraph or provision shall not affect any of the remaining provisions of this Ordinance. SECTION 12. Open Meetings Law. This Issuing Authority hereby finds and determines that all formal actions relative to the adoption of this Ordinance were taken in an open meeting of this Issuing Authority, and that all deliberations of this Issuing Authority and of its committees, if any, which resulted in formal action, were in meetings open to the public, in full compliance with applicable legal requirements. hereof.

SECTION 13. Effective Date. This Ordinance shall be in full force and effect from and after its passage, attestation and publication of a summary

Introduced, seconded and given first-reading at a duly convened meeting of the City Council of the City of Fort Thomas, Kentucky, held on March 19, 2012. Given second reading and adopted at a duly convened meeting of the City Council of the City of Fort Thomas, Kentucky, held on April 2, 2012 on the same occasion signed by the Mayor as evidence of approval, attested by the City Clerk, ordered and published and filed as required by law, and declared to be in full force and effect from and after its adoption and approval according to law. Approved: By:___________________________________________________ Mary H. Brown, Mayor

230 Lexington Green Circle, Suite 600 Lexington, Kentucky 40503-3326 Phone: 859-231-1800 Fx ; 859-122-1800 Toll-Free: 1-800-342-7299

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To the People of Kentucky Honorable Sleven L. Beshear, Governor Lori H. Flanery, Secretary Finance and Administration Cabinet Honorable Steve Pendery, Campbell County Judge/Executive Members of the Campbell County Fiscal Court Independent Auditor's Report We have audited the accompanying financial statements of the governmental activities, the business-type activities, each major fund, and the aggregate remaining fund information of Campbell County, Kentucky, as of and for the year ended June 30, 2011, which collectively comprise the County's basic financial statements, as listed in the table of contents. These financial statements are the responsibility of the Campbell County Fiscal Court. Our responsibility is to express opinions on these financial statements based on our audit. We did not audit the financial statements of some entities that collectively comprise Campbell County Fiscal Court. Those financial statements were audited by other auditors whose reports have been furnished to us and our opinion, insofar as it relates to the amounts included for those component units and funds is based upon the reports of other auditors. Those entities were: Certain portions of the Governmental Funds including: Major Special Revenue Fund-Campbell County, Kentucky Fiscal court Housing Department Housing Choice Voucher Program. Major Debt Service Fund-Campbell County Public Properties Corporation. Certain portions of the Proprietary Funds including: Major Proprietary Fund-Lakeside Terrace Apartments HUD Project No. 083-44012-236 Major Proprietary Fund-A.J. Jolly Park Those financial statements reflect total assets and revenues of the government-wide financial statements and total assets and revenues or additions of the fund financial statements as follows: Government-Wide Financial Statements Primary Government-Governmental Activities Primary Government-Business-Type Activities

11.91% 87.51%

Governmental Funds-Major Funds 5.1 5% 11.91% 96.22% 87.51% Proprietary Funds-Major Funds We conducted our audit in accordance with auditing standards generally accepted in the United States of America, the standards applicable to financial audits contained in Government Auditing Standards issued by the Comptroller General of the United States, and the Audit Guide for Fiscal Court Audits issued by the Auditor of Public Accounts, Commonwealth of Kentucky. Those standards require that we plan and perform the audit to obtain reasonable assurance about whether the financial statements arc free or material misstatement. An audit includes examining, on a test basis, evidence supporting the amounts and disclosures in the financial statements. An audit includes assessing the accounting principles used and significant estimates made by management, as well as evaluating the overall financial statement presentation. We believe that our audit provides a reasonable for our opinions. In our opinion, based on our' audit and the report of other auditors, the financial statements referred to above present fairly, in all material respects, the respective financial position of the governmental activities, the business-type activities, each major fund, and the aggregate remaining fund information of Campbell County, Kentucky, as of June 30, 2011, and the respective changes in financial position and cash flows, where applicable, thereof for the year then ended in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America. To the people of Kentucky Honorable Steven L. Beshear, Governor Lori H. Flanery, Secretary Finance and Administration Cabinet Honorable Steve Pendery, Campbell County Judge/Executive Members of the Campbell County Fiscal Court The county has implemented Government Accounting Standards Board Statement 54 as it relates to the modified cash basis of accounting as described in Note 1, which has altered the format and content of the basic financial statements. Accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America require that the management’s discussion and analysis and budgetary comparison information on page 5 through 14 and 65 through 72 be presented to supplement the basic financial statements. Such information, although not a part of the basic financial statements, is required by the Government Accounting Standards Board, who considers it to be an essential part of the basic financial reporting for placing the basic financial statements in inappropriate 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 of our inquiries, the basic financial statements, and other knowledge we obtained during our audit of the basic financial statements. We do not express an option or provide any assistance on the information because of the limited procedures do not provide us with sufficient evidence to express an opinion or provide any assistance. Our audit was conducted for the purpose of forming opinions on the financial statements that collectively comprise Campbell County, required by U.S. Office of Management and Budget Circular A-133, Audits of State and Local Governments and Non-Profit Organizations, are presented for purposes of additional analysis and are not a required part of the financial statements. The combining fund financial statements and schedule of expenditures of federal awards are the responsibility of management and were derived from subjected to the auditing procedures applied in the audit of the financial statements and certain additional procedures, including comparing and reconciling such information directly to the underlying accounting and other records used to prepare the financial statements or the financial statements themselves, and other additional procedures, including comparing and reconciling such information directly to the underlying accounting and other records used to prepare the financial statements or to the financial statements themselves, and other additional procedures in accordance with auditing standards generally accepted in the United States of America. In our opinion, the information is fairly stated in all material respects in relation to the financial statements as a whole. In accordance with Government Auditing Standards, we have also issued our report dated December 20, 2011, on our consideration of Campbell County, Kentucky’s internal control over financial reporting and our texts of its compliance with certain provisions of laws, regulations, contracts, and grant agreements and other matters. The purpose of that report is to describe the scope of our testing of internal control over financial reporting and compliance and the results of that testing, and not to provide an opinion on the internal control over financial reporting or on compliance. That report is an integral part of an audit performed in accordance with the Government Auditing Standards and should be considered in assessing the results of our audit. Ray, Foley, Hensley & Company Ray, Foley, Hensley & Company, PLLC December 20, 2011 State law requires the Auditor of Public Accounts to annually audit fiscal courts, county clerks, and sheriffs; and print the results in a newspaper having general circulation in the county. The complete audit and any other audit of state agencies, fiscal courts, county clerks, sheriffs, and property valuation administrators may be viewed in the reports section of the Auditor of Public Accounts’ website at or upon request by calling 1-800-247-9126. 209 St. Clair Street Frankfort, KY 40601-1817



Percent of Revenues

1.19% 96.22%

Fund Financial Statements

ATTEST: __________________________________________ Melissa Kelly, City Clerk

Percent of Assets

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