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Inmates clean up Campbell roads By Amanda Joering Alley

In the garden

For the first time, the Campbell County Cooperative Extension office offered a fourday-long Kid’s Gardening Camp. The camp, open to kids ages 8-12, gave the children a chance to learn more about gardening and do fun activities, said Doris Meece, the office’s horticulture technician that ran the camp. “The goal of this camp is to not only teach the children about gardening, but also foster a love a gardening,” Meece said. “We hope these kids will grow up and continue gardening as adults.” LIFE, B1

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Highways throughout the county are cleaner thanks to the inmates at the Campbell County Detention Center. In the 2008-2009 fiscal year, inmates spent 8,319 man hours cleaning up 3,057 bags of garbage, 155 tires, 45 hub caps and 10 road signs from highways throughout the county as part of the state’s Adopt-a-Highway program. “We cover more miles than any other organization in the county,” said Jailer Greg Buckler. “This is just another service we can provide, and it helps keep the county clean and beautiful.” The week of June 6-12, the

In the 2008-2009 fiscal year, inmates spent 8,319 man hours cleaning up 3,057 bags of garbage, 155 tires, 45 hub caps and 10 road signs from highways throughout the county as part of the state’s Adopt-a-Highway program. inmates participated in the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s Summer Scrub Program, collecting 115 bags of garbage in 32 hours. The recent clean-up included U.S. 27 in Alexandria and Newport, Moock Road in Southgate and Wolf Road in Grants Lick. “We had four inmates out there

every day of that week,” Buckler said. “The program is a good opportunity for the inmates to go out and do something instead of always sitting behind locked doors.” Buckley said only inmates that the state classifies as low level offenders are allowed to be part of the program. While spring and summer are busier than other seasons, Buckler said the inmates do various cleanup programs throughout the year. “We just want visitor and people in our community to be able to drive through our county and not see garbage along the streets,” Buckler said. For more information about the transportation cabinet’s Adopt-aHighway program, visit http://

Sirens aimed at outdoor audience By Chris Mayhew

When warning sirens blare, Campbell County officials ask that residents who are outdoors take shelter. There are more than 20 warning sirens positioned around the county. They can be set off for one defined geographic area or all at once, which what happened June 15 for a tornado warning, said Bill Turner, director of Campbell County’s Office of Emergency Management. The sirens are directed at an outdoor audience because most people live in houses where insulation and other factors make them hard to hear indoors anyway, Turner said. The sirens are positioned near parks, schools and other outdoor areas where people need to seek shelter upon hearing the sirens, he said. “The intent is to let people

know what is happening, and let them know they need to seek shelter and seek further information from the local media,” Turner said. And the sirens going off doesn’t always mean a storm, he said. It could be because of a hazardous chemical leak or some other emergency, Turner said. Once inside a house the best way to know what’s going on is to have a battery-operated alert weather radio because sometimes the power goes off in a storm, he said. The price of the alert radios has dropped to where they are relatively cheap, and the some models can be directed to broadcast only warnings for Campbell County, Turner said. People can also choose what they want warnings about, he said. If a person lives on a hilltop they might choose not to receive alerts about flash floods, he said. Campbell County Commissioner Dave Otto, a resident of Fort

Thomas, said he was approached by people who were confused about what course of action to take when after the sirens went off during the tornado warning June 15. “I had people tell me that they heard the sirens, but they didn’t know what to do,” Otto said. It’s not that people didn’t know to go inside, but they often asked about what they should do once inside their house, he said. Otto said he went with his family to the basement, but then he realized they didn’t have a television or radio in the basement to keep up with whether the danger had passed. “I didn’t have a weather radio, and I was sneaking upstairs to check the TV and go back downstairs,” he said. Otto said it was a reminder for him that he was taking a risk by going upstairs without know the situation. “And actually since then I’ve bought a weather radio,” he said.

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The creators of the Newport Gangsters, Gamblers and Girls historic walking tour are taking the city’s history to the big screen and asking for community support. The group is hosting an event from 1 The p.m. to 5 p.m. documentary, Sunday, July 11 for area called residents to Newport: come and share their Gangsters, stories about Gamblers, Newport’s Sin City days. and Girls, is “We’re set to be pretty excited about it released in because we the spring. believe this is a great story and it hasn’t been told across the country yet,” said Jerome Gels, co-creator of the tour. “We’re hoping this event brings more stories, pictures, videos and artifacts from that time period.” Gels said the group will have about 20 people and numerous video cameras on hand to record stories people have about people and places including Red Masterson, Sleepout Louie, the 633/Flamingo Club and the Merchant’s Club. Gels said the group is hoping to hear from the Committee of 500 members, a group who formed to rid the city of illegal activities, and people that knew or encountered the gangsters and worked in the casinos. “Getting this story told is important for what we do, for our business and is also important for the city,” Gels said. “This documentary will be a marketing device for the whole area because people will travel here to take the tour and will stop at local shops and restaurants.” The event is at the Syndicate and Gangsters Dueling Piano Bar at 56 East Fifth St. in Newport. The documentary, called Newport: Gangsters, Gamblers, and Girls, is set to be released in the spring. To see a preview of the documentary, visit http://newportdoc. For more information visit

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July 8, 2010


City’s storm sewer lawsuit progressing By Chris Mayhew


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Pat Carson of Silver Grove cleans up grass clippings left after mowing and trimming as a car passes by on Dodsworth Lane as volunteers maintain the grounds at Sounds of Victory Church of God in Cold Spring June 17.

The City of Cold Spring and Sanitation District No. 1 of Northern Kentucky have filed dueling motions for a summary judgment in their favor. The city has sued SD1 for failing to pay for or take over all of the storm sewer infrastructure in the city including above ground ditches, pipes and culverts, and is claiming a breach of contract from the 2003 interlocal agreement the city signed with SD1. Mark Hayden, an attorney with Greenbaum Doll & McDonald in Cincinnati, is the lead counsel for SD1 in the case. Hayden said legal briefs

from both sides are due and a decision from the judge assigned to the case is possible within a month. Hayden said the legal briefs already filed state SD1’s position and declined to comment further. “We don’t want to make comments about active litigation,” he said. SD1’s motion to dismiss the case is based on the points that the agency has sovereign immunity and also on multiple references to contract law. The argument for SD1’s immunity is based on the agency being a “county agency” since control to modify the agency resides by state law with the Fiscal Courts of Campbell, Kenton and Boone counties. Brandon Voelker, the attorney for the City of Cold Spring, said the judgment should be in the city’s favor because SD1 has admitted it won’t take over all of the storm water infrastructure in the city including curbs, gutters, ditches, municipal streets, storm drains, catch basins, manmade channels and roads with drainage systems. “They’re basically admitting that they’re not taking over everything,” Voelker said. “We’ve met with the EPA, and the EPA is going to be looking at us to pick up the slack.” SD1’s response to the city’s question of whether it admits or denies SD1 is willing to assume all ownership of the “MS4” meaning the storm water infrastructure is

“If we have to we’ll have a trial to show that you don’t need to give someone $1.76 (million) to get $77,000 in return.” Brandon Voelker Cold Spring city attorney here: “SD1 denies that it is willing to assume all ownership of Cold Spring's MS4 at this time because SD1 has determined it cannot prudently fund the operation and maintenance of all the drainage facilities that constitute the MS4 at this time through revenue from the surcharge as provided in Section 11 of the Interlocal Agreement entered into between Cold Spring and SD1 (hereinafter the “Interlocal Agreement”).” Cold Spring is arguing that the interlocal agreement signed in 2003 provided that SD1 would take over the entire storm sewer infrastructure within five years of the signing. Voelker said residents of Cold Spring aren’t getting much in return for the $1.76-million rate they have contributed to SD1 since 2003, and that SD1 could fund all the worked Cold Spring needs. “If we have to we’ll have a trial to show that you don’t need to give someone $1.76 (million) to get $77,000 in return,” Voelker said.

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Signups are under way as the kickoff to the season nears for the Red Devils Youth Football Organization for children in grades 1-8. “Meet the Red Devils” day will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, July 10 at Friendship Park in Cold Spring, at 5589 East Alexandria Pike. There will be signups for players and cheerleaders during the day. Both new and returning players and cheerleaders are

being encouraged to come and meet coaches and their fellow teammates. The Red Devils will continue to accept applications for players and cheerleaders until the first weekend in August. People interested but uncertain about having their children participate in the league are welcome to show up to the first weeks of practice starting July 19 For information including sign-up forms and field locations visit the Red Devils website http://reddevilsfootball.

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July 8, 2010


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County budget keeps belt tightened By Chris Mayhew

The proposed 2010-11 Campbell County budget includes $32.4 million in expenditures. The proposed budget is available for viewing at the county’s website Here’s some, but not all, of the major components of what the proposed budget pays for (numbers in the millions are rounded to the closest $10,000 mark): • Jail fund: $8.85 million (The county generates $4.4 million in jail revenues and subsidies and the remainder of the cost comes from the county’s general fund). • Road fund: $3.13 million (includes $984,900 in state contribution). • Bus services (Transit Authority of Northern Kentucky contribution): $4.18 million, is funded by the county’s payroll tax revenue. • School bus transportation contribution: $500,000. • Police department: $2.22 million. • County parks: $337,420. • Golf course program support: $100,000. • County worker’s benefits $2.61 million. Includes: Social Security, retirement, health and dental insurance, unemployment insurance, worker’s compensation, flexible spending and health savings accounts and tuition reimbursement. • Debt service payments for administration building and land for county building at 1098 Monmouth Street: $830,600. • Planning and Zoning: $415,340. • Animal shelter/animal control: $281,480. • Consolidated Dispatch Center support: $246,000. • Office of Emergency Management: $297,050. • Information Technology services/staff: $247,800. • Economic development: $159,300. • Combined salaries for all three county commissioners: $113,280. • Judge-executive’s salary (amount is set by the state): $97,900. • Election Commission expenses: $253,000. • County attorney’s office: $172,600. • Contribution to county clerk’s office contribution: $37,800. • Contribution to county sheriff’s office: $66,100 • Contribution to county coroner’s office: $113,900 • Contribution to Property Valuation Administrator: $185,100. • Fiscal department: $302,210. • Senior center: $197,850 Court meeting. Downturn is probably a massive understatement, Pendery said. “Our biggest source of revenue, payroll taxes, are expected not to grow,” he said. The proposed budget also doesn’t include any considerations for new positions and seeks to defer capital expenditures wherever possible including what is in the budget, Pendery said. Capital expenses that made the budget include: $80,000 for police vehicle replacement; $30,000 for a new roof for the police station; $25,000 for a new senior center roof; $125,000 for replacement of road depart-

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ment equipment; $34,700 for replacement of computer hardware; $25,000 for replacement of a vehicle used by the golf course and parks department and $50,000 for resurfacing the road department’s lot. The county has also budgeted about $425,000 for road resurfacing, he said. “But if we’re able to because of conditions defer that expense we will,” Pendery said. At the same time, pension costs continue to rise for the county, although not as drastically as in past years, he said. The state required pension cost increases for the county in 2011 will be 4.8 percent or non-haz-

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Campbell County has drafted a budget that continues a second year of employee wage freezes as revenue is decreasing in areas like state jail subsidies and payroll tax revenue growth is flat. To balance the budget, the county is planning to use money from its reserves, about $6 million, to cover a $3.3 million deficit. Spending in the proposed budget is just over $32.4 million compared to $45.07 million budgeted for the current year. The bulk of the $13 million difference in spending was money the county borrowed and spent to construct the new county administration building on Monmouth Street in Newport, said Jim Seibert, fiscal affairs director. The proposed budget also continues a wage freeze for about 75 percent of county employees not covered by a labor agreement. When it comes to employees, the county has left two police department positions unfilled for the time being, and the same is true for the county’s human service director position, Seibert said. The positions will eventually be filled, but not until the county saves some money by leaving the positions vacant temporarily, Seibert said. On the revenue side, only the insurance premium tax revenue is expected to grow significantly, about 5.6 percent, mostly because of improved collection methods by the insurance industry, he said. Fiscal Court is required to pass a county budget for the new fiscal year starting July 1 prior to the end of June. The first reading of the proposed budget at the May 19 meeting. “Our 2010-11’ budget continues to reflect the reality of an economic downturn,” said Campbell County Judge-executive Steve Pendery at the May 19 Fiscal

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Jim Kuper, of Alexandria, leaves work Friday, June 25, driving his tractor home as he typically does, along Jefferson Street in Alexandria after spending the day at St. Mary School, where he is a maintenance worker.

Jim Kuper, affectionately known as “Kup” by those at St. Mary School in Alexandria, is also known for his dependability. Each day, Kuper drives to and from work on his Ford tractor from his farm in Alexandria – clocking in first thing in the morning. St. Mary Principal Michele Ulrich said “Kup” is known as much for his knowledge of local history as he is for his work at the school. A member of the Campbell County Historical and Genealogical Society, Kuper sometimes tells teachers all about their family trees and distant relations based on their last name. “Mr. Kuper is a man who rides his tractor every day here to work, and he farms, he’s real unassuming,” Ulrich

on his own. “It’s just stuff I picked up,” he said. Kuper said his favorite event each year is the Alexandria fair, where he pulls a float or buggy with his two draft horses. He is related to many of the most prominent and older names around Alexandria including the Schultz, Steffen and Carmack families. Kuper said he also has lots of relatives in Newport and Fort Thomas. It’s a knowledge he puts to use. “I could name who is cousins with who the teachers are here,” he said. Kuper said he attended St. Mary School as a boy when water still came from a cistern, and they ate in the old church hall that’s still used as a practice gym for the school. “A big part of the city either went to school here or still goes here,” Kuper said of St. Mary.

said. Ulrich said “Kup” mainly works in the cafeteria, but pitches in everywhere around the school – smiling all the while. “He even comes up with his tractor and scrapes the snow for us, sweeps, he can do everything,” she said. Kuper said he just takes care of the cafeteria and comes to work each day. He raises cattle and hay on about six different farm plots around Alexandria in the Grandview Drive area. Kuper, 66, can explain the origins of Kentucky, splitting from Virginia, and then how Kenton, Pendleton and other counties were formed out of portions of the original boundaries of Campbell County. Kuper has previously taken a college-level Kentucky history class, but said most of his knowledge he learned


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July 8, 2010

Campbell superintendent’s contract extended to 2013

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Noah Roderick, 2, front, and his 3-year-old brother Dominic Roderick, background, slip spoons full of vanilla ice cream with rainbow sprinkles on a 90plus degree afternoon Wednesday, June 23 inside the air conditioning at Sharky’s Eats & Treats in Alexandria.

Another year has been added to Anthony Strong’s contract. The superintendent of Campbell County Schools is in the midst of his second four-year contract that was due to expire June 30, 2012. The board of education, at Strong’s request, extended it last week to June 30, 2013.



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Strong, 45, has been superintendent since 2004. He said he sees the extension as a reflection of the work the staff throughout the district has done the last few years. “I think it shows the board’s long-term commitment to the leadership of this district, and it shows that the board is pleased with the direction we are going,” Strong said. The district has nearly 5,000 students in five elementary schools, a middle school, high school and day treatment center. Strong said that in the last six years, the district’s rank in state test scores among county districts has jumped from 76th to 16th. “We’re not where we want to be,” Strong said, “But, we’re getting there.” Board member Mike Combs said continuity in leadership at the top of the district is important to the district’s success. “When he came on board, we were under sanctions on No Child Left Behind (the district is no longer under sanctions), our

test scores at the elementary level since he got here have gone through the roof and we’ve made strides at the high school,” Combs said. “And he’s done it all in a funding environment that has been continuously declining.” Strong said one focus during the next three years will be to continue addressing No Child Left Behind issues. Last year, the district hit enough targets overall to make adequate yearly progress, the first time it had ever done that. However, two schools - Campbell County High School and Crossroads Elementary School - did not attain their goals among disabled students. Strong said the district is also working on achieving national accreditation, something it hopes to accomplish by November through the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. “We’re also continuing to work and focus on overall student achievement,” Strong said. “That’s why we’re here.”


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Special Olympics work inspires essay By Chris Mayhew

Working with young swimmers training for the Special Olympics, 14-year-old Nicole Robertson was impressed so much by their zest for life that her experiences inspired an award-winning essay. Robertson entered the United Cerebral Palsy of Greater Cincinnati’s “Attitude” – A Disability Awareness Essay Contest and won the grand prize for her personal story about working with the swimmers. Robertson of Alexandria, a graduate of eighth grade at St. Mary School, will attend Campbell County High School this fall where she plans to try out for the swim team. Robertson said she was surprised by the positive attitude most Special Olympics athletes displayed despite their hardships. “They’re always trying their hardest and giving 110 percent,” she said. Robertson said she plans to continue working with the Special Olympics athletes when their practices start back up in the fall. “I wanted to use my talents to help,” she said. As part of her recognition cere-


From left, Steve and Janet Robertson of Alexandria with their daughter Nicole Robertson, 14, before taking a limousine ride from the parking lot at St. Mary School in Alexandria to an awards luncheon May 18 for their daughter’s grand prize winning essay in the United Cerebral Palsy of Greater Cincinnati’s “Attitude” – A Disability Awareness Essay Contest. monies, Robertson and her parents were picked up in a limousine at the Alexandria school and taken to an awards lunch at PF Chang’s China Bistro May 18. She was also awarded a $50

shopping gift certificate and family passes to Kings Island for the summer. St. Mary School Principal Michelle Ulrich said Robertson’s essay was one of 232 submitted

District veterans take on new roles

Grant gives district more than $700,000 for programs

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The Newport Independent School District has more to offer its students this summer and upcoming school year thanks to a recent grant. The district recently won the 21st Century Community Learning Center Grant (CCLC), a federally supported program designed to improve academic performance, boost self-esteem, develop social skills and provide other educational services to students and families. Through the grant, the district will receive $712,500 during the next five years to develop and maintain programs at two schools in the district. “One of the goals of this program is to raise math and reading scores by finding creative ways to help students,” said Brennan Jackson, 21st CCLC director for the district. “We want to help them during the school year by offering different clubs and enrichment programs and we want to keep them active academically and athletically through the summer.” The grant is already benefiting students by helping fund the district’s SummerCare Program, where students in kindergarten through eighth grade can come, free of charge, to Newport’s Junior High School and participate in a variety of learning activities as well as games.

in the contest from around the Cincinnati area. Ulrich said eighth grade language arts teacher Pat Rice did a good job of drawing out the best in Robertson’s writing.

“She always has been a good writer, but Pat Rice made her blossom and perfected her skill,” Ulrich said. Rice said Robertson was already a strong writer at the start of her eighth grade year, but really found her voice by personalizing her stories. Robertson also won a spot in the district level of the USA Patriot’s Pen essay contest for a class essay she wrote about Christmas customs, relating it directly to her family traditions, Rice said. Robertson’s essay about going to her grandmother’s and baking told a personal story of the importance of simple pleasures such as a family tradition, Rice said. “It almost made me cry,” Rice said. Since Robertson is a competitive swimmer, her mother suggested she work with children involved in Special Olympics as a service project. The children Robertson was working with have many of the same problems and concerns as any teen has, she said. They have sleepovers with friends, and always have a great attitude about life, Rice said. “This particular essay, I think, was a very personal essay for her,” Rice said of Robertson.


Children’s Inc. employee Stephanie Coyle tells a group of children what activity they will be doing during SummerCare Monday, June 21.


Newport seventh-grader Star Yeager helps set up a team building activity during the district’s SummerCare program Monday, June 21. Every Friday, students in the program get to go swimming, Jackson said. “We’re still taking enrollment for the program and so far it’s been very, very positive,” Jackson said. Jackson said the hope is that the

grant will help establish these programs, then partnerships with the community will help sustain the programs once the grant runs out. For more information about the grant or the programs being offered contact Brennan Jackson at 292-3085.

Campbell County High School has hired a new athletic director with dual responsibilities as dean of students. At the same time, an 11-year member of the Campbell County Schools technology department has moved up to top spot. At the high school, Steve Hensley will fill the newly created position of athletic director/dean of students. Juli Hale, director of community relations for the district, said Hensley will take care of some disciplinary measures in his role as dean of students. “He has been a head coach for several schools, he’s been a teacher and he has been a principal in Ohio,” Hale said. “He seems to be a very strong fit and that is a unique job and it is unique to us.” The request to create the dual athletic director/dean of students position arose from CCHS Principal Renee Boots to allow other administrators to focus more on curriculum, according to minutes from the CCHS School Based Decision Making Council. No stranger to Campbell County, Hensley started his coaching career as an assistant football coach at CCHS in 1993 and started teaching at the school in 1993, according to a news release from the district. “Steve brings a tremendous excitement to the AD position,” said Boots in the news release.

New tech chief

Brian Mercer, an employee in Campbell County Schools’ technology department for 11 years has been selected as the new chief information officer. It’s the lead technology position in the district. Mercer will replace Linda Smith, who is retiring after 38 years in the district. Many people might already recognize Mercer from his work implementing the district’s awardwinning student robotics program. Mercer has an associates degree in PC support and administration and holds his Rank 1 in instructional technology with an emphasis on special needs, according to the district’s news release. “He has a history of building success and strong tradition.” Hensley had most recently spent the previous two years as assistant principal at Taylor High School in Ohio. Before that he spent two years as Taylor’s head football coach and as an English teacher. He’s also previously taught and coached at Ludlow and Newport high schools. “This was a chance for me to come back to the place where I started,” said Hensley in the news release. Hensley continued that he sees the position as a great opportunity. “This position plays to my skill set, allowing me to be involved in athletics and administration,” he said. “I want to build on the successes and achieve even better things.”

Highlands to pilot student laptop program

By Amanda Joering Alley

Some students at Highlands High School will be trying out a new laptop initiative this coming school year. Two junior early-bird AP English classes are participating in a pilot program where each student

rents one of the school’s laptops for $100 to use the entire school year. Diana McGhee, the district’s technology director, said the district upgraded the computer network this past school year to enable them to try out the program. “We realize that students today are using all kinds of technology,

and this is chance to tie that into their school work,” McGhee said. “This can help us bring their 21st century skills into the classroom.” McGhee said students will be able to use the laptops to take notes, work on projects and get files and information from their teacher, while the teacher will be able to monitor the students’ work

easily. Superintendent John Williamson, who teaches one of the two classes that are piloting the program, said laptops are a great new tool for learning. “Laptops give students access to information right when they need it,” Williamson said. “The ultimate goal is to get to the point

where all the high school students have laptops.” The program will give the district an idea of how the laptops affect learning and instruction, Williamson said. For the students in the pilot program, they’ll be given an option to buy the laptops, minus the rental fee, at the end of the year.


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COLLEGE CORNER National College grads

The Florence campus of National College,, announced the graduates recognized at the 2010 graduation ceremony. The following students received their degrees and diplomas at the ceremony held Wednesday, May 26 at Receptions, Inc.: • Sterling Ford of Alexandria - Diploma • Katrinka D. Hadley of Cold Spring - Diploma • Rebecca L. Verst of Cold Spring - Associate Degree, Honors • Kristine F. Smith of Fort Thomas - Associate Degree

Berea College graduates

Kelsey Schwab of Bellevue and Christine Morris of Fort Thomas were among the 191 students, who received degrees from Berea College, at commencement ceremonies May 23. Morris received the Martin Luther and Coretta Scott King Award for leadership in the promotion of interracial understanding on campus. For information about the school, visit

Miami University

Jeffrey Michael Deinlein of Fort Thomas was recently named to the dean’s list at Miami University. Students making the dean’s list achieved a 3.5 or better grade point average for the 2009-2010 second semester. • Riley W. Grimme recently graduated from Miami University. For details about MU, visit

Dumaine is awarded a scholarship from COF

Anne Marie Dumaine of California was awarded a $5,000 four-year college scholarship from the Catholic Order of Foresters (COF). Dumaine is a COF St. Peter Court 1492 member and a Campbell County High School graduate. She was also a member of National Honor Society. Her extracurricular activities included soccer, basketball, Future Business Leaders of America, Faith Alive and Beta Club. Dumaine plans to major in biology at Xavier University. She is the daughter of Thomas and Pamela Dumaine. The Catholic Order of Foresters give out 20 college scholarships each year to high school seniors.

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Highlands High School students Spencer Bankemper (left) and Austin Collinsworth pose with a check they received from winning second place at the Northern Kentucky University Entrepreneurship Challenge for their class’s new student-run business Bluebirds Apparel and Merchandise (BAM).

Bales named NKU 2010 Outstanding Professor Northern Kentucky University announced that Chase College of Law Professor Richard Bales has been selected as the 2010 Frank Sinton Milburn Outstanding Professor. "I am exceptionally proud to have received this recognition,” Bales said. “But teaching, like baseball, is a team sport. What I do inside and outside the classroom would not be possible without the incredible support of faculty colleagues, support staff and administrators both in the law school and the university, and of course our exceptional students. I am the luckiest person in the world to have the opportunity to work with such a fantastic group of people.” A member of the Chase faculty since 1998, Bales not only advises student organizations and coaches competition teams, but also directs Chase’s Center for Excellence in Advocacy and serves as advisory board chairman for the interdisciplinary NKU Alternative Dispute Resolution Center. The effectiveness of Bales’ approach is evident in his students’ performances in national competitions. All four arbitration teams he’s coached over the past two years have advanced to the national competition. The 2007-08 team finished third in the nation, and the 2009-10 team finished fifth in the nation. Bales also has helped prepare the Chase Wagner Employment Law Moot Court Team, which has reached the final round in a 44-team field for three consecutive years. Bales’ involvement with students extends to his scholarly work. He has

authored or co-authored five books, approximately 20 single-author articles and 30 co-authored articles over the past 10 years. Some of the co-authors are students. He also has helped a number of students write and publish articles in law journals, including Colorado Law Review, Penn State Law Review and St. John’s Law Review. In addition, Bales has written the teacher’s manual for two of his coursebooks and co-authored coursebooks for labor law and arbitration law. He gave students the opportunity to write a section of the teacher’s manual for one of the coursebooks, and they will receive publication credit. He served as interim dean of Chase in 2006, associate dean of faculty development from 2007-09 and led the law school’s self-study last year. Bales also helped develop curriculum for Chase’s Center for Excellence in Advocacy. The center offers skills courses, brings practitioners to campus for workshops and seminars, and connects students with externships and clerkships. Bales has expanded the center’s extracurricular programming, increased the number of alumni involved and developed a board of advisors. He also has developed a roundtable of recent graduates identified as rising stars of advocacy practice. He has served as director of the center since last fall. Finally, Bales drafted the Chase Concentration Program to give students an opportunity to focus a portion of their legal studies on a specialty area of law.


McDole nabs scholarship

Northern Kentucky University baseball player Evan McDole was recently awarded an NCAA postgraduate scholarship of $7,500. McDole, a Bishop Brossart High School graduate, also earned the Great Lakes Valley Conference’s Richard F. Scharf Paragon Award, given annually to the top male and female student-athletes in the GLVC. A two-time captain for the NKU baseball team, McDole led the Norse to a pair of GLVC championships and to three consecutive trips to the NCAA Division II Tournament. He is graduating with a degree in accounting and business administration with a cumulative grade point average of 3.819. McDole was named GLVC and Midwest Player of the Year as a junior after guiding the Norse to their second consecutive conference crown. He hit .355 with 15 home runs and 55 runs batted in during 2009, while also being named the recipient of the ABCA Gold Glove award. In 2010, McDole was named to the Daktronics AllMidwest second team and to the All-GLVC second team after hitting .347 with 65 runs batted in, 22 doubles and six home runs. He helped the Norse to a 43-17 overall record and to the top of the GLVC East Division with a 24-6 mark. McDole is the 12th NKU student-athlete to receive the NCAA postgraduate scholarship.

Hirschauer nabs award

Newport Central Catholic Athletic Trainer Kelly Hirschauer was named High School Athletic Trainer of the Year by the Kentucky Athletic Trainers Society. In 2002, Hirschauer began her career at Newport Central Catholic as a certified Athletic Trainer. She is affiliated with the National Athletic Trainers Association and Ken- Hirschauer tucky Board of Medical Licensure. She also teaches Physical Education and Health Courses that include Sports Medicine at Newport Central Catholic High School.

Conference honor roll

Michael Buemi, a freshman men’s tennis player for Thomas More College and a Newport Central Catholic High School graduate, was recently named to the Presidents’ Athletic Conference Academic Honor Roll for the spring semester. Also named to the list was Thomas More freshman women’s basketball player Katie Kitchen, a Campbell County High School graduate. The PAC Academic Honor Roll honors student-athletes on winter and spring varsity sports teams who have earned a grade-point average (GPA) of 3.6 or higher on a 4.0 scale during their semester of competition. Follow Northern Kentucky sports on Twitter

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Campbell teams pick up spring honors By James Weber

Bishop Brossart incoming senior Alicia Miller was named the Player of the Year in softball by the Kentucky Enquirer recently, when the newspaper published its list of spring sports all-stars. Miller had a 24-9 record and a 0.81 ERA this season for the Mustangs, who reached the 10th Region quarterfinals. She struck out 225 in 208 innings and hit .421 when being pitched to. Brossart teammate Lindsay Griffith was one of the 12 first-team allNorthern Kentucky selections by the paper. Paige Baynum was honorable mention. The Enquirer takes recommendations from local coaches for its all-star teams. The coaches also compile the official Northern Kentucky Athletic Conference honors, which have not been released because several schools have not submitted nominations.

The county had several honorable mention selections in softball. Bellevue had Maddie Blevins on the team. HIghlands’ catcher Allie Conner was honorable mention. NewCath had two in Danielle Hausfeld and Liz Kroger. Campbell County had one honorable mention pick in Brielle Byrne. Bishop Brossart had two firstteam picks in baseball. Travis Norton and Trevor Bezold were among the 13 first team all-Northern Kentucky picks by the Enquirer. Sam Liggett of Highlands was also a first-team selection. Area honorable mention picks included: Brossart: David Greis, Tanner Norton. Bellvue: Alex Hegge. Campbell County: Michael Kremer, Coy Shepard. Newport: Travis Jones. Newport Central Catholic: Jake Cain, Shaun Meyer. Campbell County High School cleaned up in the track honors.

Anna Carrigan was the girls’ athlete of the year. She was part of three individual state titles in the 3A state meet and set the all-Northern Kentucky record in the 400 meters. Camel head coach Brandon Napier was the girls’ coach of the year. Christina Heilman was also a first team choice. Kennedy Berkley, Carolynn Dreyer, Anne Marie Dumaine, Faith Roaden and Taylor Robinson were honorable mention. Robbie Scharold was the boys’ athlete of the year. He repeated as state champ in the Class 3A 800 meters, setting a state record. He also ran on two relays that broke Northern Kentucky records. Teammate Alexx Bernard was also first team, as was pole vaulter Doug Long. Austin Johnson, Doug Strange, Aaron Lyon and Ben Rawe were honorable mention. Three members of Highlands’ Class 2A state team champions

were first team all-stars. Ashley Collinsworth, the 100meter state champion was one of them, as was state pole vault champ Laura Geiman. The third was versatile Taylor Rosenhagen, who medalled at state in four field events. Abby Hills, Lindsey Scaggs and Maria Weyer were honorable mention. NewCath had one first team member in Class 1A state shot put champion Frannie Schultz. Kiley Bartels, Emma Heil, Aubrey Muench, and Sarah Suedkamp were honorable mention. Newport Central Catholic’s Sam Schaefer was honorable mention in boys. Also honorable mention were Sarah Klump and Nicole Ridder of Brossart, and Raven Rice of Newport. Newport’s Jordan Hatfield, the 1A state champ in the discus, was first team. Branden Carter, DaMarkco Foster and Rob Washington were honorable mention.

McDole ends baseball career with honors By James Weber

Evan McDole is spending his summer trying to squeeze as much baseball into his life before the next phase kicks in. McDole, a 2005 Bishop Brossart High School graduate, recently earned his diploma from Northern Kentucky University, where he just finished an outstanding career on the diamond and a degree in accounting. The numbers of bank statements will soon replace batting averages and wages will replace walks when McDole starts work at the Grant Thornton accounting firm in Cincinnati Oct. 4. Until then, McDole is studying for his CPA exam while working at NKU’s summer baseball camps. Despite being one of the best hitters in NKU history, McDole did not get much in the way of professional baseball offers. NKU had two pitchers, Kevin Jordan and Jason Cisper, taken in the major league entry draft earlier this month. “I’m just studying and enjoying life,” McDole said. “I never really got the opportunity (to play pro). No one was talking to me all year, but I’ve got a good

backup plan. I’m excited to start this phase in my life.” McDole hit .347 this year with six McDole home runs, 65 runs batted in and 51 runs scored, helping NKU to its third straight trip to the NCAA Division II tournament with a 43-17 record. He ended his career with the school’s career records in walks and doubles and tied for the career mark in RBI with 174. He was Great Lakes Valley Conference Player of the Year as a junior and helped the team to two conference titles. He won the ABCA Gold Glove award last year. “I enjoyed winning the GLVC title back to back,” he said. “Those seasons were really special Those were moments I’ll look back and enjoy, helping my school win.” This year, McDole was the male recipient of the 2009-10 Richard F. Scharf Paragon Award, which is given annually to the top male and female studentathletes in the Great Lakes Valley Conference. The Paragon Award is based upon academic excel-


NKU’s Evan McDole hits the ball in a 2009 game. lence, athletic ability and achievement, character and leadership. He became the third NKU male to win the award, the first in 10 years. “That was another great honor, because it was athletics and academics,” he said. “It was nice to know that all the effort I put into the classroom gets recognized.” On top of that, he was recently named the GLVC Scholar-Athlete of the Year. NKU softball player Rose Broderick (Oak Hills) won the female league honor. McDole is a four-time

academic all-GLVC selection and two-time Academic AllAmerican. McDole had a cumulative grade-point average of 3.816. On campus, McDole has participated in Kids Night Out and is a Halloween Hoopla Leader. He has also donated his time in the community by making visits to the Children’s Hospital and serving as a reader at Mary Queen of Heaven Elementary School. McDole is also a Friend of Jaclyn team leader and a Caring Bridge participant. “If I were to put together

an All-Decade team, he would probably be my first choice,” NKU head coach Todd Asalon said last year. “He is just good on and off the field. That is what you look for in a ballplayer.” McDole will look to enjoy this summer while saying goodbye to NKU. “Being around the game and my teammates every day,” he said. “Every day was a blast to go to practice or the game. We had a bunch of good guys on the team. Having to wake up early and go to work will be a little different.”

July 15 deadline nears for Hall of Fame By James Weber

While he does not have nominations in his hands yet, Mike Bankemper expects there to be plenty of deserving options for the first class of Campbell County High School’s Athletics Hall of Fame. Bankemper, the cross country and wrestling coach at the school, and a former athletic director, is one of six members of the committee who will determine the inductees into the new hall of fame. Bankemper, a 1976 Campbell County graduate, said he will not get his first look at the nominations until at least July 9, the date the

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school will reopen to coaches and employees. “From what I hear in the community, we’ll have plenty of nominations,” he said. “There are a lot of worthy athletes.” The school is accepting nominations until Thursday, July 15. Nomination forms are at www. and at all Citizens Bank locations. After July 15, the committee will meet and send applications to the nominees. The induction ceremony will be Oct. 30 at the Alexandria Community Center. Bankemper and former school athletic director Bob Jones put

together the committee with diversity in mind. “We tried to put together various sports and decades.” Bankemper said. “We have a variety of sports representatives, All these committee members have played in those sports.” The other members are Alan Ahrman (former principal and coach), Mike Ballinger, Dan Franzen (high school assistant principal), Sandi Kitchen (assistant softball coach) and Rich Mason (former coach and current board of education member). Candidates for membership in the hall must have performed with

excellence and lettered in a varsity sport. Graduates are eligible 10 years after graduation. Coaches must have served on the varsity level for at least 10 years with a minimum of four years as head coach. Coaches are eligible two years after retirement. The purpose of the hall, as noted in a release, is “to recognize and honor the great athletes and coaches who have brought fame” to the school, “to establish in the hearts of our youth a motivating influence to excel in athletics” and to “foster pride, preserve good sportsmanship, scholarship and citizenship in our school, city and community.”

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July 8, 2010

Few changes in KHSAA 2010-11 schedule By James Weber

KHSAA tourney schedule

There are just minor changes in the tournament schedule for the Kentucky High School Athletic Association for the upcoming school year. Only one site for a state championship event will change from the 2009-10 season. That affects Northern Kentucky fans, as the state volleyball tournament will move back from Northern Kentucky University’s Regents Hall to Bellarmine University in Louisville. NKU has hosted the tourney every other year since 2005 in the state’s current rotation. Another change involves the swimming meet, which

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championship in tennis. Currently, the team champion was determined by number of matches won during the state tournament. Notre Dame won the girls’ title this year. Per usual, the 2010 fall season will start quickly. Practices in all fall sports begin July 15. The first allowed date for a golf match is Aug. 2, volleyball Aug. 9, soccer Aug. 16, football Aug. 20 and cross country Aug. 23.


Undefeated Colts

The St. Catherine Colts of Fort Thomas went undefeated in the 2010 Spring Northern Kentucky Soccer League in the third- and fourth-grade division. They finished the season 8-0. The Colts averaged six goals per game while only giving up a total of six goals all season or less than one per game. In front row, from left, are Ben Glaser, Noah Herman, Kyle Biery, Will Hochleutner, and Carter Holmes. In back row are Ryan Meyer, Jonathan Rust, Sean Bailey, Benjamin Murrin and William Frost. Coaches from left are Tom Murrin and William Frost. Unavailable when photo was taken was Assistant Coach Grayson Kohrs.

Steam baseball season heats up By Jake Meyer

The college baseball season may have come to a close last week, but for 33 college ballplayers with Major League dreams, the season is just beginning. Those ballplayers make up the roster of the Cincinnati Steam, which is beginning its fifth season of play in the Great Lakes Summer Collegiate League. The GLSCL is made up of

teams from Ohio and Indiana and is one of several summer, wooden bat leagues sponsored by Major League Baseball. For those players, who are mostly from Ohio, the Steam offers a chance to hone their skills, make the adjustment from metal to wood bats, and ultimately to show off for scouts, in the hopes of being drafted by a major league club. The Steam began play in 2006, in partnership with

the Cincinnati Reds, as a way to keep those players close to home in Cincinnati. “The Steam was created to keep local talent in town and give them a chance to play in the summer, in front of Major League scouts,� said manager Joe Regruth, who is in his second year as skipper of the Steam. Of the 33 players on the roster, two players were selected by Major League teams in the June amateur draft. Regruth speculates



that at least four or five other players have a good chance of being drafted and maybe one day making it to the Majors. But for right now the players goal is to improve their abilities before returning to their collegiate teams and also to win games, something the Steam has done a lot of the past two years. The Steam’s 40-game 2010 season opened June 11 and follows back-to-back GLSCL championship seasons. Beyond trying to win games, Regruth does not focus on teaching the players new skills, but rather augmenting the skills they already possess. “In the short summer season, there’s not a whole lot of teaching,� Regruth said. “It’s more about college teams and what they want the players to work on. We do everything we can to further their develop-

ment based on what their college coaches want.� The most difficult part of managing a roster full of college kids, Regruth said, is managing their playing time. “It’s hard knowing you can only put nine guys on the field with a roster of good baseball players,� Regruth said. “I try to keep guys busy enough to keep them developing.� For baseball fans, the Steam offers a chance to watch good baseball in a family setting, at family prices. Tickets for the team’s home games, which are played at Western Hills High School, cost just $5. Thursday, July 1, the Steam defeated Grand Lake to even its record at 7-7 on the season. They return home for three games beginning July 8 and remain home until the GLSCL Allstar Game July 14, also at Western Hills High School.

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On Saturday, June 26, 2010, the Campbell Co. 4H Saddle Up Club Drill Team, The Mustangs, participated in the Trash 4 Cash program. The Mustangs are a mounted equestrian team. The Mustangs drill team worked for two hours cleaning up five miles of road near Campbell County High School. We started early to avoid the hottest part of the day but by the end of our task, we were soaked with sweat and a feeling of accomplishment. While most of the trash was empty cans or fast food wrappers and bags, some of the trash was more interesting. We found numerous cigarette butts and

packages, pop cans and bottles. We found several golf balls, a head-less dead snake and a used “positive” pregnancy kit. If people wouldn't litter and they would be more responsible and take better care of their community, others wouldn't have to clean up after them. So please, stop littering in Campbell County! And if you see someone cleaning up alongside the roadways wearing a bright neon yellow vest, it may just be a volunteer working to clean up our community, be sure to thank them! Melissa Hermes Cabin Creek East Cold Spring

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What does patriotism mean to you? Who is the most patriotic person you know? Why? “I think the most ‘patriotic person’ cannot be a single individual. It is the men and women of the U.S. military who have perished in defense of this country.” B.L. “It’s simple. It’s loving your country, for all its good and its bad, and a willingness to stick out your neck and defend it when necessary. Some people make it out to be a bad quality, but it isn’t. Patriotism is what makes any nation, ours included, what it is. “The most patriotic person I know is me. I’m the type of person who sings the National Anthem at ballgames, salutes the flag whenever I ride by it, and love being a citizen of the United States of America.” C.J.G. “Patriotism means to me being proud of the country we live in, doing little things like displaying the American Flag each day, serving your country in the military when called to do so, casting your ballot thus insuring good politicians to protect our freedom. “As to the most patriotic person I know, I guess it would have to be some of the veterans I run into from time to time who have lost a limb or the like or the widow whose husband was killed many years ago while serving his country.” L.S. “Being patriotic is doing what is right for your country, not the popular thing. Too many groups and individuals wrap themselves in the flag and think they are patriots. “Real patriotism does not include the mindless parroting of the ultra-right wing. A true patriot does not need to yell epitaphs at our president because he is not ultra-conservative. “A true patriot needs to think and a lot of the flag wavers do it by rote. People who do not use cognitive reasoning are just puppets. “That does not mean we all should come to the same conclusions, only that Fox News and the pundits are a poor source for a thinking person. “Think. Then wave the flag.” J.Z. “Unfortunately many folks think that patriotism is unqualified support of our country no matter what activities are being conducted. “I believe that a true patriot is






Next question Do you think weather warning sirens are effective? Why or why not? What changes would you make to the warning system? Send answers to with “Chatroom” in the subject line. 1) a thoughtful person, 2) not afraid to articulate an opinion even when it is contrary to the popular opinion, 3) not afraid to be critical of activities in which the country is engaged (war or some other public policy) when their opinion is intellectually honest and thoughtfully supported by reason and logic. “A patriot is willing to support their country/government even when it means sacrificing personal pleasures and comfort to accomplish a desirable goal or resort. “As has been said a true patriot is one who can be critical even when their position is contrary to the popular opinion. Courage to be critical for improving a situation even when this subjects them to disparaging comments. “Making sure that they understand how government really works and what must be done to make it work the way it was designed. Going along with the crowd when they do not agree with the crowd is being a coward not a patriot. “Too many folks are ignorant of what our country really stands for. It is liberty and justice for all not just a few.” J.S.D.

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Stories about people overcoming the odds to make a difference or reach a dream are throughout history. It’s important to have goals and dreams. Studies show when people see themselves reaching their goals and dreams, they are more likely to make them happen. A positive view of personal future is also one of the 40 Developmental Assets, which are the building blocks that all youth need to grow up to be healthy, caring and responsible adults. Research shows that young people are more likely to grow up healthy when they are optimistic about their future. Youth who are hopeful about the future tend to have better relationships with their parents, increased selfesteem, and decreased emotional or behavioral problems, such as depression, early sexual activity and violence. According to the Attitudes and Behaviors survey, which measures the 40 Developmental Assets, about 70 percent of youth within Campbell County have a positive view of their future. Since kids are our future, it’s important to help them realize the positive aspects of their lives now and in

the years to come. Here are some ways you can help young people become more optimistic about the future: • Talk with them about the Eleshia future. Ask them Scholes what excites them about the future. Community • React posiRecorder tively when they guest tell you about columnist their dreams, no matter how farfetched or unreachable they may seem. Together choose one way to make a dream a reality. • Point out the good things you see people doing to improve the world. Encourage them to do the same. • When bad things happen or mistakes occur, help them to focus on solutions or positive aspects of the situation instead of problems. For more information about the 40 Developmental Assets and how you can help youth to have a bright future, please visit the Health Department’s website at Information for this article was



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“Loving your country, knowing that the U.S.A. is special, and understanding why our founding fathers fought for our freedom. “My brother is the most patriotic person I know.” C.A.S. “Patriotism to me is the love and devotion to our country. To be a patriot, one must obey and support the authority and interest of their country. “In today’s narration, I do not feel that our government stands behind our Constitution, as there seems to be ever-ending amendments trying to change our way of life. “Our freedom rights seem to less and less, not only physical but economically. Many surveys given on TV indicate that we are not happy campers. “We all can be patriotic, not only this July 4th, but everyday – flying our flag, say the pledge, singing the national anthem, viewing patriotic parades, and especially honoring our soldiers, past and present.” D.J.

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New gardening camp a hit at extension office By Amanda Joering Alley


From left, Steve Steller, physical therapist assistant; Elizabeth R. Guidi, and Robert A. Neltner, both physical therapists, outside the newly renamed Heartland Rehabilitation Services clinic in Alexandria. Neltner, the clinical director, founded the business as Commonwealth Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation 11 years ago. The business was purchased by Heartland four years ago.

Physical rehabilitation business changes name, not services Commonwealth Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation in Alexandria has undergone a name change to Heartland Rehabilitation Services. Started 11 years ago by Robert A. Neltner, the clinical director and a certified physical therapist, the business was sold four years ago to Heartland. “The big thing is the name has changed, but it’s the same exact people,” said Kenneth Lisicki, area rehab manager for Heartland. Located at 8109-4 Alexandria Pike in the Alexandria Center, the business features a unique to Campbell County aqua therapy pool complete with stairs, handrails, and an underwater treadmill that can be raised to accommodate people in wheel chairs. There is a full range of devices and programs for almost every type of ail-

ments from hip to athletic injuries, and a multi-cervical unit for rehabilitation of neck pain and spine disorders, Neltner said. Most people are referred by a doctor to the clinic. Residents of Kentucky are also allowed to self-refer and work out if insurance will pay for a treatment because of a state direct access law, Neltner said. Neltner said the clinic keeps late hours until 7 p.m. each Monday, Tuesday and Thursday to accommodate the work schedules of their patients.Every customer is seen by a certified therapist or therapist assistant for a personalized program to help them recover and get back to normal as soon as possible, Neltner said. “I think the greatest asset we have is the amount of time we spend with the patient,” Neltner said.

Children from across the county got a little dirty at the Campbell County Cooperative Extension office last week. For the first time, the extension office offered a four-day-long Kid’s Gardening Camp. The camp, open to kids ages 8-12, gave the children a chance to learn more about gardening and do fun activities, said Doris Meece, the office’s horticulture technician that ran the camp. “The goal of this camp is to not only teach the children about gardening, but also foster a love a gardening,” Meece said. “We hope these kids will grow up and continue gardening as adults.” From plant parts and soil to how to plant herbs, the children covered a lot during the camp.

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Bring your dog to the Florence Freedom game, Sunday, July 11, for Bark in the Park night at Champion Window Field. Fans who bring their dog will receive a voucher for a free coney dog. Fans with dogs must sit in section 115 or in the lawn. The game, between the Freedom and the Washington Wild Things, begins at 6:05 p.m. For ticket information, call 594-HITS or visit Champion Window Field is located 7950 Freedom Way.

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Who’s Bad: The Ultimate Michael Jackson Tribute Band will perform at the Madison Theater, Saturday, July 10, at 9 p.m. The show should spark memories of the late Michael Jackson, who died June 25, 2009. Doors will open at 8 p.m. Tickets are $12. For information, call 4912444 or visit www.madison The Madison Theater is located at 730 Madison Ave. in Covington.


Rylie Gerding helps her group make their own potting mix during the gardening camp.

“It’s fun to watch them and listen to what they have to say about gardening,” Meece said. Meece said she likes to show kids how fun gardening can be, and how it can be more than just a hobby. “Gardening is a wonderful pastime and vocation,” Meece said. “It’s very therapeutic and calming, even for the children.” Jaclyn Fischesser, a 10year-old from Alexandria, said she decided to attend the camp because it looked fun and she’s always liked gardening with her father. “My dad works outside and plants stuff at our house, and I like to help him,” Fischesser said. “The camp is really fun, and we get to see a lot of flowers, so it’s very pretty.” Meece said the office will likely offer the camp again in the future and that they offer other gardening events and activities.


From left: Samantha Webster, Anu Narayana and Mitchell Reis mix together the ingredients of their potting mix.

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The Cincinnati premiere of the Pete Rose documentary “4192: The Crowning of the Hit King” will be shown at 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 14, at AMC Newport on the Levee. The film highlights the career of Pete Rose, who is one of the baseball’s most honored and controversial stars. Tickets for the show and for the after-party can be purchased by visiting 4192movie. or by calling 261-6742. For details on the film, visit

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Doris Meece, horticulture technician at the Campbell County Cooperative Extension Service, helps a group of children make paper flowers during the extension office’s Kid’s Gardening Camp Tuesday, June 29.

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Lindsay Bosse was born to be a horse girl. That’s what she told her grandmother when she was 6 years old. The Northern Kentucky University senior business management/English literature major has virtually grown up on the back of horse. “It’s my job,” she said. “It’s what I do for fun. It’s basically my life. I get a huge adrenaline rush by jumping and perfecting and working on how well I set and working on courses. A lot of the other girls feel the same way because basically horseback riding is their lives.” Bosse transferred from the University of Cincinnati, where she served as the treasurer of its equestrian team. Upon her arrival, she determined to establish an equestrian team at NKU. She set up a table at NKU’s freshman orientation to find others who shared her pas-

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sion, and in 2008 the Norse Equestrian Club and Northern Kentucky Equestrian Team (NKET) were founded. The club is an officially recognized NKU student organization open to anyone interested in horseback riding. Members of the team, most of whom are also members of the club, participate in regional and national competitions, and 2009-10 saw unprecedented success. The team competes through an organization called the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA), which is dedicated to giving riders a chance to compete individually or as a team in various equestrian events. IHSA represents more than 8,300 students from more than 370 colleges nationwide. “Many people say horseback riding isn’t a real sport,” Bosse said. “It takes as much practice as any-

thing else. You’re not just working on you and your team member’s communication, it’s communication between you and a 1,200pound animal.” This year Bosse, who serves as president of the NKET, qualified for IHSA nationals by finishing fourth in Intermediate Horsemanship in Morehead and then second in Intermediate Equitation for Zones at Findlay, Ohio. Last month, she competed at IHSA nationals in Lexington as one of the top 20 individuals nationally in the Intermediate Equitation competition. NKET Vice President Lauren Fehrenbach and team Historian Laura Weber also placed in regional competition. The growing interest in the organization Bosse helped build from scratch doesn’t really surprise her. “Everyone should try horseback riding at least once,”

she said. “If you live in Kentucky you pretty much should have been able to sit on a horse before.” And she said students concerned about a lack of experience or resources shouldn’t worry. She said the group welcomes anyone interested in horseback riding – even those with no experience and with no horse. “It’s very inclusive,” she said. “We try to be as open and accepting as possible. We want everyone to ride.” Dues for each semester are just $370, which includes weekly lessons from NKET coach Lynlee Foster at the H&H Ranch in Burlington. Bosse said that when you consider how costly it can be to participate at horse shows, often totaling in the thousands of dollars, that NKET’s involvement in IHSA makes it a much more affordable hobby for college students.

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Ride the Ducks Newport, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Ride the Ducks Newport, 1 Levee Way, A 60minute amphibious sightseeing tour of Newport, Covington and Cincinnati waterfronts. All ages. $15, $11 children. 815-1439. Newport. Bizarre and Beautiful Gallery, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Newport Aquarium, Newport on the Levee, More than 20 species of the world’s most weird and wonderful aquatic creatures. With new technology, new display cases and expanded gallery. Free kids during summer family hours with every adult paying full price 4-7 p.m. until Sept. 3. Included with admission: $22, $15 ages 2-12. 261-7444; Newport.


Simple Ideas for Farmers Market Foods, 3 p.m. Florence Branch Library, 7425 U.S. 42, Pick up recipes and ideas on ways to use and preserve foods found at farmers’ market. Samples available. Free. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 342-2665. Florence.


Campbell County Farmers’ MarketAlexandria, 3 p.m.-6 p.m. Southern Lanes Sports Center, 7634 Alexandria Pike, Parking lot. Includes produce, plants, flowers, jams, jellies, honey and arts and crafts. Presented by Campbell County Cooperative Extension Service. 572-2600; Alexandria.


St. Pius X Parish Festival, 6 p.m.-midnight, St. Pius X Church, 348 Dudley Road, Rides, games, food, music, silent auction and raffle with 2010 Chevrolet Camaro grand prize. Benefits St. Pius X Parish. Free. 341-4900. Edgewood.


Centennials: The City of Fort Mitchell, Boy Scouts of America and Devou Park, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Behringer-Crawford Museum, 1600 Montague Road, Celebrate a century of regional history. Find out about one of the founders of the Boy Scouts who was a resident of Covington, how the trolley from Cincinnati helped establish Fort Mitchell and how one of the largest urban parks in Greater Cincinnati is in Northern Kentucky. $7; $6 ages 60 and up; $4 ages 3-17; free to members. 491-4003; Covington.


Children’s Flying Trapeze School, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Newport on the Levee, 1 Levee Way, Learn to fly circus-style. Must be in reasonable physical condition and able to hold your body weight while hanging from the bar. Dress: Wear stretchable comfortable clothing appropriate for hanging upside. Rain reschedules. Ages 6-12. Must be accompanied by adult. $7. Registration required. Presented by The Amazing Portable Circus. 513-921-5454; Newport.


Ladies Night, 5 p.m.-10 p.m. Art on the Levee Gallery, Newport on the Levee, Wine tasting with StoneBrook Winery, $5 for 6 tastes for all attendees. Ladies receive $1 off bottles of wine, 10 percent off cases of wine and 10 percent off art purchases. Includes music. Ages 21 and up. 261-5770; Newport. Arrasmith Farm Open Field Daylily Sale, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Arrasmith Farm, 3595 Fender Road, Come stroll through row after row of blooms available for purchase directly from the field. 639-1711; Melbourne.


Florence Freedom Baseball, 7:05 p.m. vs. Washington Wild Things. Postgame fireworks show. Champion Window Field, 7950 Freedom Way, VIP includes wait service. Lawn available on game day only. Fans must show a lawn chair or blanket at time of purchase. $10-$12 VIP, $9, $7 lawn. Presented by Florence Freedom Professional Baseball. Through Aug. 29. 594-4487; Florence. S A T U R D A Y, J U L Y 1 0


Blithe Spirit, 4 p.m.-7 p.m. Stained Glass Theatre, 802 York St. Men and women, stage ages 20s-60s. Cold readings. British accent required. Possible callback on July 13. Productions: Jan. 20-Feb. 5, 2011. Presented by Footlighters Inc. e-mail; Newport.


Campbell County Farmers’ Market-Newport, 9 a.m.-noon, Historic Newport Business District, Monmouth Street, At 7th and Monmouth streets. Includes produce, plants, flowers, jams, jellies, honey and arts and crafts. Presented by Campbell County Cooperative Extension Service. 572-2600; Newport.


Church Girls, 8 p.m. Stauss Theatre, 101 Fine Arts Center, Northern Kentucky University, Musical comedy. Chaos and calamity ensue when the Umatilla Second Christian Church Women’s Auxiliary League gets ready for its annual Mother’s Day Pageant. Dinner served in the Corbett Theatre Lobby one and a half hours prior to performance. $55 two shows, $30; show only $15 available beginning April 15. Registration required. Presented by Commonwealth Theatre Company. Through July 25. 572-5464; Highland Heights.


Best of Shadowbox, 7:30 p.m. 10:30 p.m. Shadowbox Cabaret, Newport on the Levee, Sketch comedy shorts and music by BillWho?. $30, $20 seniors and students. Through Sept. 4. 957-7625; Newport.


Lisa Landry, 7:30 p.m. $14. 10 p.m. $14. Funny Bone Comedy Club, 957-2000; Newport.


Church Girls, 8 p.m. Stauss Theatre, $55 two shows, $30; show only $15 available beginning April 15. Registration required. 5725464; Highland Heights.


Flying Trapeze School, 2 p.m.-10 p.m. Newport on the Levee, $35-$55. Registration required. 513-921-5454; Newport. Commodore Yacht Clubs Surf & Turf Charity Poker Run, 11 a.m.-2 a.m. Manhattan Harbour, 1301 Fourth Ave. Bikers and boaters join together to benefit local charity. Ride begins and ends at The Reef. Afterparty follows at The Reef with music, door prizes and split-the-pot. Dayton, Ky.


Florence Freedom Baseball, 6:05 p.m. vs. Washington Wild Things. Post Game Band: Doghouse. Champion Window Field, $10$12 VIP, $9, $7 lawn. 594-4487; Florence. Newport Gangster Walking Tour, 1 p.m. 5 p.m. Gangsters Dueling Piano Bar, 18 E. 5th St. Explore Newport’s connection to wellknown crime figures, including gangsters, gamblers and ladies of the night. See buildings that housed casinos, brothels and speakeasies. $15. 491-8000. Newport. S U N D A Y, J U L Y 1 1


Bizarre and Beautiful Gallery, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Newport Aquarium, Included with admission: $22, $15 ages 2-12. 261-7444; Newport. Blithe Spirit, 6 p.m.-9 p.m. Stained Glass Theatre, e-mail; Newport.



St. Pius X Parish Festival, 6 p.m.-midnight, St. Pius X Church, Free. 341-4900. Edgewood.


Growing Sound Concert, 2:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m. Barnes & Noble Newport, Newport on the Levee, Children’s Department, floor 2. Children’s music by David Kisor. Music based on latest child development research teaches key social and emotional skills that children need. Ages 8 and under. Free. 431-2075; Newport.


Kelly Thomas, 8:30 p.m. With Noah Sugarman, 500 Miles to Memphis, Melismatics and 6 Nights Alone. Southgate House, 24 E. Third St. Ballroom. Doors open 8 p.m. $10 ages 18-20; $8 ages 21 and up. 431-2201. Newport. Who’s Bad - Michael Jackson Tribute Band, 9 p.m. Doors open 8 p.m. Madison Theater, 730 Madison Ave. $12. 491-2444; Covington.


A crowd gathers at Devou Park for a past performance of the Kentucky Symphony Orchestra. This Saturday, July 10, KSO returns to the park with a 7:30 p.m. concert titled, “We’ve Got Your Bach.” Since Bach had 20 children with two wives, prizes will be awarded for the largest nuclear family and extended family in attendance. It is recommended that concert-goers bring their own seating. The event is free. Parking is a suggested $5 donation. For more information, visit or call 431-6216. Devou Park Amphitheater is located at 1344 Audubon Road in Covington. M O N D A Y, J U L Y 1 2





Lisa Landry, 8 p.m. $14. 10:15 p.m. $14. Funny Bone Comedy Club, Newport on the Levee, 957-2000; Newport.

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Northern Kentucky History, Art and Culture Lecture Series, 2 p.m. The Devou Centennial- The Devou Family. With Joshua Byers, Northern Kentucky University student. Baker Hunt Art and Cultural Center, 620 Greenup St. Light refreshments. $7 per lecture. 291-0542; Covington.


Lisa Landry, 7:30 p.m. $12. Funny Bone Comedy Club, 957-2000; Newport.


Church Girls, 6:30 p.m. Stauss Theatre, $55 two shows, $30; show only $15 available beginning April 15. Registration required. 572-5464; Highland Heights.


Florence Freedom Baseball, 6:05 p.m. vs. Washington Wild Things. Bark in the Park: The third annual weiner dog races. Family Fun Sunday: Autographs, running the bases and a pre-game parade for kids. Champion Window Field, $10-$12 VIP, $9, $7 lawn. 594-4487; Florence.

Ride the Ducks Newport, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Ride the Ducks Newport, $15, $11 children. 815-1439. Newport.


Zumba with Peggi, 7 p.m.-8 p.m. R.E.C.A. Roller Rink, 11 Viewpoint Drive, $60 for 10class punchcard, $8. 380-3659. Alexandria.


Preschool Story Time, 10 a.m. Newport Branch Library, 901 E. Sixth St. Stories, songs and crafts. Ages 4-5. Free. Registration required. Presented by Campbell County Public Library. 572-5035. Newport. Toddler Story Time, 10 a.m. Cold Spring Branch Library, 3920 Alexandria Pike, Stories, songs and activities. Ages 2-3. Free. Registration required. Presented by Campbell County Public Library. 781-6166. Cold Spring. Pajama Story Time, 7 p.m. Fort Thomas-Carrico Branch Library, 1000 Highland Ave. Stories, songs and activities. Ages 3 and up. Registration required. Presented by Campbell County Public Library. 572-5033. Fort Thomas. Tot Time, 11 a.m. Cold Spring Branch Library, 3920 Alexandria Pike, Short stories, games, dancing and baby signing. Ages 18 months2 1/2 years. Free. Registration required. Presented by Campbell County Public Library. 781-6166. Cold Spring. T U E S D A Y, J U L Y 1 3


Campbell County Farmers’ MarketHighland Heights, 3 p.m.6 p.m. Vegetables. Campbell County Senior Center, 3504 Alexandria Pike, Parking lot. Presented by Campbell County Cooperative Extension Service. 572-2600; Highland Heights.

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Earth Mother Market, 3 p.m.-7 p.m. Stables Building, 1038 S. Fort Thomas Ave. “Certified Organic” or “Certified Naturally Grown” growers. 572-1225; Fort Thomas.


4192: The Crowning of the Hit King - Red Carpet Premiere, 7 p.m. AMC Newport On The Levee 20, One Levee Way, Suite 4100, Introductions 7 p.m. Movie is a love letter to baseball that Rose highlights the playing career of one of the game’s most honored and controversial stars. $200 VIP, gift bag and after-party; $50 seating and after-party: $20 seating. Registration required. 261-6742; Newport.


Naked Karate Girl’s Legendary Big Wednesdays, 10 p.m. Jefferson Hall, 1 Levee Way, Suite 2118, $3. 491-6200. Newport.


Church Girls, 8 p.m. Stauss Theatre, $55 two shows, $30; show only $15. Registration required. 572-5464; Highland Heights.

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Team In Training Meeting, 6:30 p.m. Claddagh Irish Pub Newport, One Levee Way, Learn more about Team In Training. Meet past participants, coaches, cancer survivors and Team In Training staff members. Free. Presented by The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Team In Training. 513-361-2100. Newport.


Pajama Story Time, 6:30 p.m. Cold Spring Branch Library, 3920 Alexandria Pike, Ages 3 and up. Free. Presented by Campbell County Public Library. 781-6166. Cold Spring. Baby Time, 10 a.m. Fort Thomas-Carrico Branch Library, 1000 Highland Ave. Clap, sing and bounce with your child. Walkers to age 2. Free. Presented by Campbell County Public Library. 572-5033. Fort Thomas.


Live at the Levee, 6 p.m.-9:30 p.m. Soul Pocket. Newport on the Levee, 1 Levee Way, Riverwalk Plaza. Summer concert series. 291-0550. Newport.


Church Girls, 8 p.m. Stauss Theatre, $55 two shows, $30; show only $15 available beginning April 15. Registration required. 5725464; Highland Heights.


Karaoke, 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Arnie’s on the Levee, 120 E. Third St. $3 Red Stag cocktails. 4314340. Newport.



Monster Jam trucks, including Grave Digger, pictured, roar into Paul Brown Stadium Saturday, July 10. Twelve monster trucks will take on racing competitions and car-crushing freestyle moves. Party in the Pits begins at 2 p.m. and the show begins at 7 p.m. The Party in the Pits allows for a meet and get autographs with the drivers, see the trucks up close and watch the crew members ready the trucks for racing. There is also a live band, face painters, balloon artists and other family-friendly entertainment. Tickets are $10-$50, adults; and $5, children. Call 800-745-3000 or visit For information, visit

Toddler Story Time, 10 a.m. Fort ThomasCarrico Branch Library, 1000 Highland Ave. Stories, songs, finger plays and craft. Ages 2-3. Free. Registration required. Presented by Campbell County Public Library. 5725033. Fort Thomas. Preschool Story Time, 1:30 p.m. Cold Spring Branch Library, 3920 Alexandria Pike, Ages 4-5. Free. Registration required. Presented by Campbell County Public Library. 7816166. Cold Spring. Preschool Story Time, 11 a.m. Fort ThomasCarrico Branch Library, 1000 Highland Ave. Stories, songs, finger plays and craft. Ages 4-5. Free. Registration required. Presented by Campbell County Public Library. 5725033. Fort Thomas. Pajama Story Time, 7 p.m. Newport Branch Library, 901 E. Sixth St. Ages 3 and up. Registration required. Presented by Campbell County Public Library. 572-5035. Newport. Baby Time, 9:30 a.m. 10:30 a.m. Newport Branch Library, 901 E. Sixth St. Clap, sing and bounce with your child. Birth to age 2. Free. Registration required. 572-5035. Newport.


Ringo Starr and his All Starr Band will perform at Riverbend at 8 p.m. Friday, July 9. Prior to the concert, at 6:30 p.m., Starr will exhibit his limited edition, signed computer artwork. There will also be signed drumheads, art T-shirts, books and more. Proceeds from exhibit sales benefit the Lotus Foundation. There is also a free pre-show cook-out at 6:30 p.m. Concert tickets are $49.50, $79.50 and $125. Call 800-745-3000 or visit


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Do we recognize much of our ego in Nellie? Let’s speak about our ego for a minute. The ego is our center of consciousness and our contact with the world around us. It’s our identity and who we think we are at any given moment. The ego’s characteristics? Our ego has a preference for certainty over uncertainty, predictability over surprise, clarity over ambiguity, control over others rather than tending to their preferences. In his book, “What Matters Most,” Dr. James Hollis describes our egos this way: “This Nervous Nellie ego flits about trying to make everything work… obsessed with staying in charge. Nellie seeks to live in a world of nouns, comforting nouns, that is, fixed identities… predictable entities that can be controlled, maneuvered, and contained. “And all the while, Nellie really swims in a sea of verbs. This is,

not things fixed, but things happening.” Do we recognize much of our ego in Nellie? The fantasy of controlling fortune or the Father Lou hearts and lives Guntzelman of others runs Perspectives deep in us. We connive, engage in manipulations, triangulations, twist truths, obsess about health and safety, put warning labels on everything from plastic bags to Levelor blind cords – all to better control others and the world around us. We even try to control God. We look for a never-fail prayer or point to our good behavior to finagle God into giving us what we ask or make happen what we want to happen. We use special

ego strategies in trying to control our spouse, friends, work colleagues and grown children – oblivious to the fact that their lives are in their hands, not ours. As individuals we do have certain responsibilities for our own lives, work, and any young children in our charge. But do we ever come to a time of greater maturation and spiritual growth when we realize the best thing we can do is resign as the General Manager of the Universe? Our priority then becomes: run our own lives as well as we can. We must realize life as a mystery, God is God, and my ego, Nellie, must tolerate questions, unfulfilled plans and unexpected happenings. Older adults who have lived full lives have many stories to tell. Their telling is often the occasion of laughter or tears or nostalgia. Later on, analyze their life stories. They often contain intriguing

wisdom we need to learn. The storytellers’ tales will include many times when they were evidently not in control of their lives. There were occasions when they barely survived a storm by hiding in the basement, when they were fired and had to find a new job, suffered an accident, had their heart broken by losing someone they deeply loved, were drafted and had to go off to war, or felt a confusing ecstasy the first time they fell in love. There were so many events and emotional times, positive and negative, when their egos were not in control and all they could do was to try to cope. Note something else about our senior storytellers. These earlier out-of-control events are worn as ribbons of honor on a military uniform coat. The tellers seem proud to have gone through uncertain times and

survived. Perhaps they have even become stronger because of them, and their lives more rich and colorful. Too much emphasis on control can mean we are trying to suppress the mystery of life. There is something rewarding and formative hidden in the ambiguities of life. Though we desperately seek on one level to control so much of life, in retrospect it seems on another level we value being out of control and in the hands of mystery. We want a life containing more adventure and courage than our Nervous Nellie ego can safely plan. As poet Mary Oliver says: “I don’t want to end up simply having visited this world.” Father Lou Guntzelman is a Catholic priest of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Contact him at columns@community or P.O. Box 428541, Cincinnati, OH 45242.

Store makes him pay to get back his stolen goods Imagine having your house burglarized and then being told you have to pay to get back some of the stolen items. A young man says that’s what’s happened to him and he feels he’s been victimized twice. A recent ruling by Ohio courts says he’s right. Paul Ambrosius said someone broke into his Cheviot house in May and got away with a lot of items. “They came in and stole my laptop off a table, and my iPod and my Playstation 3,” he says. Ambrosius said the thieves had broken out a back window in order to unlock a door and enter. “The police came, did a report and everything and they told me to check out stores. There’s a couple of pawn shops and game-trading places. They told me to check those out and see if I can match my serial numbers up,” Ambrosius said. Fortunately, Ambrosius still had the box in which the Playstation 3 had been packed. It has the serial

number of the unit so he was able to use that to canvas l o c a l s t o r e s looking for Howard Ain the stolen Hey Howard! item. H e found one store that had taken in several Playstation 3 units and one of them had his serial number. Ambrosius immediately notified the police. “That night they found the guy and put him in jail,” he said. “His excuse was that somebody paid him to sell the Playstation and that was the only thing he knew about.” The man has since been convicted of receiving stolen property. Ambrosius says his big surprise was when he tried to get back the stolen items he had located. The store wanted him to pay the same amount the store had paid for the

Playstation, a game and controller. Ambrosius paid the money, $165, but isn’t at all happy he had to pay. “They want the people that got their stuff stolen to pay the price and not them – and that’s not fair,” he said. “I didn’t commit a crime and yet I have to pay out of my own pocket to get my own property back. It’s just not right.” Last year an Ohio Appeals Court agreed with him when it upheld a lower court ruling that the true owners of stolen property have a right to get it back from a licensed pawn shop without having to pay for it. That case involved a Canton pawn shop that had charged the owners of stolen jewelry to get it back. In Ambrosius’ case, he’s not sure whether or not the store that bought his items is a licensed pawn shop. Under the law, a purchaser other than a pawn shop can take good title to items, even from a thief, if they do so in good faith. In this case, Ambrosius

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Recipes that will have you in a pickle

So many of you are growing cucumbers and peppers that my mail on a daily basis has requests for recipes, mainly pickles. As for me, right now I’m making Mary Rudloff’s solar dills. Mary was my good friend, Ann’s Mom, and before she passed away she shared her wonderful German recipe for making dill pickles. You layer dill and cucumbers in a jar with a vinegar brine and lay, of all things, a piece of rye bread on top. “The yeast in the rye bread (and I recall Mary telling me only rye will work) makes the pickles ferment and they taste like old fashioned pickles from a barrel,” Mary told me. You let them sit in the sun three days, changing the bread daily. Anyway, I’m not sharing that recipe today since I have to make them again and measure as I go. Mary’s recipe, like so many heirloom ones, was a little of this and a little of

that. If they turn out as well as I think they are going to be, I’ll share in a colRita future umn. Heikenfeld MeanRita’s kitchen while, I’d e n j o y sharing your favorite canning recipes so send them in!

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4 cups thinly sliced cucumbers, unpeeled 1 ⁄2 cup or so thinly sliced onion 1 cup sugar 1 ⁄2 teaspoon dill seed or handful fresh dill leaves, minced 1 ⁄4 cup cold water 1 ⁄8 teaspoon turmeric 1 ⁄4 teaspoon each: mustard seed and celery seed 1 tablespoon salt 1 ⁄2 cup vinegar, either cider or clear Mix cucumbers and onions together. Set aside.

Mix rest of ingredients and stir well to dissolve some of the sugar. Pour over cucumbers and onions. Put a plate on top to keep the veggies under the brine. Cover and refrigerate a day or so before eating. Can be kept up to a month, tightly covered in the fridge. Good add-ins: 1 garlic clove, smashed

1 quart 5 percent acid vinegar (I like cider, but clear works well, too) 1 quart water 3 tablespoons mixed pickling spices

Green or dry dill heads (1 large one per jar) or 2 tablespoons dill seed per jar Combine sugar, salt, vinegar and water in a big pot. Tie spices in a cheesecloth bag or put in teaball if you want. Simmer for 15 minutes. Pack cucumbers into hot clean jars, leaving 1⁄4” head space; put dill in each jar. Bring vinegar mixture to a boil and pour boiling liquid over cucumbers. Wipe rims clean, adjust caps and process pints and quarts 15 minutes in boiling water bath. This recipe makes about 7 pints. Good add-ins: Jalapeño or other hot pepper, sliced down the center; clove of garlic Kosher style: Add to each jar a bay leaf, a clove of garlic, 1⁄2 teaspoon mustard seed and if you like, a piece

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You can use fresh or dry dill heads. If you have to use dill seed, use at least 2 tablespoons per jar. Don’t use waxed cucumbers from the store as they won’t pickle well. My mom, Mary Nader, gave me this recipe from her old Ball Blue Book. I have many fond memories of her with me making jars and jars of all kinds of pickles. 8 pounds pickling or small cucumbers, cut as desired or left whole 1 ⁄2 to 3⁄4 cup sugar 1 ⁄2 cup canning, pickling or Kosher salt

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My sister, Sonia, loves her garden and each year makes these awesome pickles. 4 cups thinly sliced cucumbers, unpeeled 1 medium onion, sliced thin 2 tablespoons salt Up to 11⁄2 cups sugar 1 ⁄2 cup vinegar 11⁄2 teaspoons pickling spice 1 red bell pepper, diced (opt.) 1 clove garlic, smashed (opt.) Arrange cucumbers and onions in large bowl. Sprinkle with salt and mix. Pour enough water over to just cover them. Stir again. Soak at room temperature for two hours. Drain, but don’t rinse. Meanwhile, mix sugar, vinegar and pickling spice in small saucepan. Bring to a simmer and cook until sugar dissolves. Let cool while pickles are

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The water garden of Winston and Susie Faircloth of Cold Spring will be featured in this year’s Pondarama.

Golf outing nets $16,000 for the Campbell Lodge The 25th annual Lou Crawford Memorial Golf Outing benefiting the Campbell Lodge Boys’ Home located in Cold Springs was held Wednesday, June 9 at A.J. Jolly Golf Course. The event was attended by over 120 golfers and raised more than $16,000. The Crawford family was honored to be presented with a Kentucky Senate Citation for their 25 years of dedication to the Lodge. Lou Crawford was a founding board member and a past board president for the Boys’ Home. During the last 24 years, with the Crawford association, this event has raised well over $320,000. Jim Crawford, Lou Crawford’s son, said, “Crawford Insurance, as well as the Crawford family, has had a loyal association with the Campbell Lodge Boy’s Home for many years.”

Campbell Lodge Boys’ Home is a year-round residential facility for at-risk, pre-adolescent and adolescent boys ages 10-18. The Cold Spring Boys' Home has an innovative equine program which is a unique option for all residents. They are the only Children’s Home in Northern Kentucky to offer an equine assisted program which includes vocational, riding, and therapy components. The vocational program prepares residents for entry level positions in the equine industry. Outcome measures continue to show improvement on treatment goals for all residents. To learn more about the Campbell Lodge Boys’ Home, their programs, and how you can be involved, contact Barry Jones MSW, LCSW at 859-781-1214 or on line at

• Winston and Susie Faircloth of Cold Spring A wooded hillside that includes a large 21x16 Koi water garden with two streams, one of which is a 35-foot meandering stream and the other is a 10-foot stream. Built into the hillside where a perennial garden meanders in and out of the hillside along with large bounders and waterfalls. This location has several hummingbird and butterfly gardens. This home has a patio for entertaining. • Mike and Debbie Klein of Alexandria The Klein’s home is new to the tour this year. This is a very private setting where their back yard disappears into a large wooded area. There is a natural stone walk way that begins at the house back patio and leads down the hill then splits off each way to two large bridges that cross the

streams then lead to stone steps that take you to the larger paver patio featuring a built in fire pit and seat wall. This large Pondless begins with two streams about 30 feet each dropping down from the house across the sloping hill and crossing under stone walkways and stone bridges where the two streams join as one and drop to a basin at the bottom. This is where the paver for entertaining is located. This feature was installed last summer and the entire area is landscaped with natural plants and evergreen trees. Admission to the Pondarama 2010 Water Garden Tour is free. Simply go online to and click on the Pondarama icon to download the Pondarama brochure and map of ponds. Saturday and Sunday tour locations can be picked

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BUSINESS NOTES Zeleznik receives award

91.7 WVXU has received more recognition for its program and talent excellence, this time from the Public Radio News Directors Inc. organization during their annual conference in Louisville. First and foremost, Maryanne Zeleznik, news director for WVXU, Zeleznik received the Leo C. Lee Award for a “lasting commitment to public

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Participating in Repair Affair, Bank of Kentucky volunteers pose for a quick group photo before starting on home repair projects in Florence. Organized by People Working Cooperatively, the Repair Affair brought together more than 800 volunteers to help 100 lowincome, elderly and disabled homeowners with critical home repairs in Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana. PROVIDED


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Kentucky Haus Artisan Center, 411 East 10th Street, corner of East 10th and Monroe, in Newport, will be part of the Newport East Row yard sale Saturday, July 10. From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. guest can stop in and pick up a detailed map of the yard sale participants and enjoy a tasting featuring Kentucky Proud Food items. From noon to 2 p.m. Joe Offerman, a Kentucky Crafted Juried designer of wooden Santas, Nativity sets, Christmas ornaments and jewelry will host a Wood Carving Demonstration. Call 859-261-4287 or visit: for additional information and details.

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Girl Scouts of Kentucky’s Wilderness Road Council welcomes Judy Clabes, President and CEO of Judith


Clabes Associates, to the Board of Directors. Clabes recently received a Girl Scouts Distinguished Citizen Medal in acknowledgment of her outstanding contributions to the youth in Northern Kentucky. Clabes, a Paris resident, spent more than 36 years working for the Scripps Howard Foundation and 13 years working as editor of The Kentucky Post. She is currently President and Chairman of the Kentucky Commission on Philanthropy and Secretary and Board Member of Seedco, New York City. Girl Scouts of Kentucky’s Wilderness Road Council serves more than 22,000 girl and adult members in 66 Kentucky counties and Lawrence County, Ohio.

Calling all dogs

During the dog days of summer, Mansion Hill Studio and Gallery is looking for dogs of all shapes, sizes, and ages to become “dog models.” Photographs of the dog models will be used in the studio’s promotional and website materials. Dog owners will receive a complimentary photography session and credit toward an order. To book a session or for more information, please call 859-491-4919 or go to

Day at the ballpark, sea

The Cincinnati Reds, Newport Aquarium, Ride the Ducks Newport and the Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame & Museum are now offering a full day of fun and baseball action, all rolled into one combo ticket. The combo ticket includes a Mezzanine level ticket to one of five Reds games this season, admission to the Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame & Museum, a spot on a Ride the Ducks sight-seeing tour and a pass to see the Newport Aquarium, including the brand new Bizarre and Beautiful gallery. Combo tickets are $48, a savings of more than $20. Games available in this combo deal include: • Saturday, July 17 - Colorado Rockies (Reds HOF Induction and Chris Sabo bobblehead giveaway) • Wednesday, July 21 Washington Nationals • Saturday, July 31 Atlanta Braves (Homer Bailey bobblehead giveaway) • Friday, Aug. 13 - Florida Marlins (Postgame fireworks) • Sunday, Aug. 15 - Florida Marlins (Kids backpack giveaway) For more information on this special deal or to purchase tickets, visit www.reds. com/aquariumcombo.

RELIGION NOTES Erlanger Church of Christ

Erlanger Church of Christ will have its Vacation Bible School July 12-16 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. For more information, call 859-727-1468. Erlanger Church of Christ is located at 458 Graves Avenue.

Highland Avenue Baptist Tabernacle

Highland Avenue Baptist Tabernacle Church will host the Ivan Parker celebration concert in honor of Leroy Mister July 30 at 7 p.m. The concert is free to the public. A love offering will be taken.

Doors will open at 6 p.m. For more information, contact the church at 781-4510. Highland Avenue Baptist Tabernacle Church is located at 1080 Highland Avenue in Fort Thomas. Have an event at your church? Please send your information to



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Carl Bauer

Carl W. Bauer, 73, Independence, died June 28, 2010, at his home. He was an accountant for Cincinnati Bell and an Army veteran. Survivors include his wife, Donna Richardson Bauer of Independence; sons, Dane Richardson, Eric Richardson, M.D., Cevan Bauer and Chad Bauer, all of Independence and Robert Bauer of Tampa. Fla.; daughters, Lori Beighle of Independence and Diane Keeler of Fort Thomas; 14 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Burial was in Independence Cemetery in Independence. Memorials: National Multiple Sclerosis Society, 11700 Commonwealth Drive, Suite 500, Louisville, KY 40299.

Mary Dickson

Mary Ruth Dickson, 79, Alexandria, died June 26, 2010, in Newport News, Va. She was a team leader of housekeeping at Our Lady of Mercy, Newport News. Her husband, Thomas Dickson, died previously. Survivors include her daughter, Cindy Pyles of Newport News, Va. and four grandchildren. Cooper Funeral Home, Alexandria, handled the arrangements.

Mary Dirkes

Mary E. Dirkes, 49, Crescent Springs, died June 30, 2010, at Hospice of St. Elizabeth Healthcare, Edgewood. Her brother, Steven Dirkes, died previously. Survivors include her sisters, Anne Sanders of Fort Wright and Elaine Oldiges of Camp Springs; brothers, Nicholas Dirkes of Taylor Mill, Terrence Dirkes of Cincinnati and James Dirkes of Crescent Park. Burial was in Mother of God Cemetery, Fort Wright. Memorials: Alzheimer’s Association, 644 Linn St., Suite 1026, Cincinnati, OH 45203, or Multiple Sclerosis Society, Ohio Valley Chapter, 4440 Lake Forest Drive, Suite 120, Cincinnati, OH 45242.

Margie Ford

Margie Lother Ford, 80, Covington, died June 28, 2010, at Hospice of St. Elizabeth Health Care, Edgewood. She was a secretary for Robke Chevrolet Co. in Covington, a member of Hill Topers, Be Concerned, and St. Augustine Church in Covington where she served in the church’s St. Monica Society and was president of the church’s Pathfinder Seniors. Her husband, Jack Harold Ford, died previously. Survivors include sons, Tom and Mike Ford, both of Crestview Hills; brother, John Lother, of Fort Thomas; sister, Marcie Dailey of Villa Hills; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren: Memorials: St. Augustine Church, 1839 Euclid Ave., Covington, KY 41014-1162 Allison & Rose Funeral Home, Inc. in Covington handled the arrangements.

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upholsterer and caregiver for many friends. Her sister, Judy Spencer, died previously. Survivors include her sons, Bill and Jim Harris, both of Bellevue; sisters, Linda Dragan of Cincinnati, Beverly Markwell of Dayton and Joyce Downs of Elsmere; brother, William Hill Jr. of Florence and three grandchildren. Memorials: Hospice of the Bluegrass Care Center, 7388 Turfway Road, Florence, KY 41042.

Eddie Johnson

Eddie Florence Johnson, 75, Melbourne, died June 28, 2010, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. She was a nursing assistant at St. Luke Hospital East and a member of the Gabbard Tabernacle in Butler. Her grandson, Shane Purcell, died previously. Survivors include her husband, Roy Johnson; daughters, Mary Caldwell of Butler and Darlene Walton of Melbourne; sons, Darrell and Rick Purcell, both of Falmouth, and Edward Purcell of Foster; stepsons, Billy Johnson of Higginsport, Ohio, Gene Johnson of Bethel, Ohio and Eddie Johnson of Hammersville, Ohio; sisters, Glenna Browning of Falmouth, and Edna Dillon of Butler; brothers, Romey Gallagher of Washington, Anthony Gallagher of Flemingsburg, Wayne Gallagher of Falmouth and Ivan Gallagher of Berry; 15 grandchildren and 21 greatgrandchildren. Burial was in Butler Cemetery.

Joel Johnson Sr.

Joel Johnson Sr., 72, Dayton, died June 27, 2010, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. He was a pouroff man with Reliable Castings and a member of the New Macedonia Old Regular Baptist Church. His son, Bishop Johnson, died previously. Survivors include wife, Gayle Johnson of Dayton; son, Joel Johnson Jr. of Erlanger; daughter, Teresa Donaldson of Florence; five grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

Terri Seibert Krebs, 49, Newport, died June 30, 2010, at her home. She was a child care provider. Survivors include her husband, Mark Krebs; sons, Mark and Andrew Krebs, both of Newport; daughter, Mandy Hester of Newport; brothers, Joe and Wayne Seibert, both of Fort Thomas; sisters, Joyce Warren, Pam Slayline and Linda Adams, all of Fort Thomas, and one granddaughter.





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Burial was in St. Stephen Cemetery, Fort Thomas. MuehlenkampErschell Funeral Home handled the arrangements. Memorials: Susan G. Komen for the Cure, 522 Cincinnati Mills Drive, Cincinnati, OH 45240, or Newport Central Catholic Tuition Assistance Program, 13 Carothers Road, Newport, KY 41071.

Shelby Martin

Shelby Lee Martin, 93, Latonia, died June 27, 2010, at Rosedale Manor in Latonia. He was a route manager for Pepsi Cola, a WWII Navy veteran and a member of Ashland Avenue Baptist Church in Latonia. His wife, Thelma Colvin Martin, died previously. Survivors include daughters, Roberta Ward of Latonia, Carolyn Baker of Alexandria; six grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Burial was Thursday, July 1, in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens in Taylor Mill. Memorials: Ashland Avenue Baptist Church, 2735 Ashland Ave., Latonia, KY 41015.

Cyril Rolf

Cyril H. Rolf, 90, Fort Thomas, died June 28, 2010, in Fort Thomas. He was a service manager with Baldwin Piano Co., Cincinnati, a World War II Army veteran and a member of St. Catherine of Siena Church, Fort Thomas, where he served on the finance committee. His wife, Claire Rolf, died previously. Survivors include his sons, Mark Rolf of Fort Thomas, and Stephen Rolf of Voorhees, N.J.; daughters, Nancy Hassman of Fort Thomas, and Joan Kimble of Cincinnati; 10 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Burial was at St. Stephen Cemetery, Fort Thomas. Memorials: Glenmary Home Missioners, P.O. Box 465618, Cincinnati, OH 45246, or St. Catherine of Siena Church, 1803 N. Fort Thomas Ave., Fort Thomas, KY 41075.

Ryder Jr. of Edgewood, David Ryder of Fort Thomas and Edward Ryder of Alexandria; daughters, Connie Robertson of Bellevue, Anna Kitchen of St. Mary’s, Ohio and Sharon Johnson of Virginia Beach, Va.; sister, Ruth Gander of Harrison, Ohio; 18 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Entombment was in St. Stephen Cemetery Mausoleum in Fort Thomas. Memorials: Hospice of the Bluegrass Care Center, 7388 Turfway Road, Florence, KY 41042.

Raymond Otto Sterr, 81, Newport, died June 26, 2010, at Baptist Convalescent Care in Newport. He was a deliveryman for Ohio Blueprint Company and a member of the Roller Coaster Club and the Jehovah’s Witness Kingdom Hall in Fort Thomas. Survivors include sister, Gladys Amanns of Newport. Burial was in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens in Taylor Mill.

George Schenk Jr.

Frances Swope

George J. Schenk Jr., 80, of Gatlinburg, Tenn., formerly of Florence, died July 1, 2010, at University Hospital, Corryville. He was a college professor at San Diego and Oregon State University. Survivors include his sons, Michael Schenk of Altadena, Calif., Martin Schenk of Hollywood, Calif., Andrew Schenk of Eagle, Idaho; daughters, Martha Faghani of Irvine, Calif., Margie Pittman of Missoula, Mont., Melissa Villarreal of Salem, Ore., Betsy Miller of Portland, Ore.; brothers, Tom Schenk of Fort Thomas, John Schenk of Fort Myers, Fla., Joe Schenk of Dayton, Ohio; sisters, Kay Schenk of Providence, R.I., Carol Yoder and Therese Jester, both of Cincinnati and Sr. Mary Hope Schenk, C.D.P. of Melbourne and nine grandchildren. Dobbling, Muehlenkamp-Erschell Funeral Home, Fort Thomas, handled the arrangements.

Ronald Schmitz

Ronald Edward Schmitz, 53, Grants Lick, died June 28, 2010, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. He was a supervisor at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport and a member of St. Joseph Church, Cold Spring. Survivors include his sister, Pam Seibert of Alexandria. Burial was at St. Stephen Cemetery, Fort Thomas. Memorials: MADD, 4015 Executive Park Drive No. 215, Cincinnati, OH 45241.

Raymond Sterr

Frances Swope, 83, of Orange, Calif., formerly of Fort Thomas, died June 24, 2010, at St. Joseph Hos-

LEGAL NOTICE The Newport Planning and Zoning Board will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, July 27, 2010 at 5:00 p.m. in the Newport Municipal Complex, 998 Monmouth Street, Newport, Kentucky.The hearing will be held for interested parties to hear and present evidence relative to the following agenda items: PZ-10-05 The Applicant is requesting a Change of Concept Plan PZ-10-06 The Applicant is requesting a Map Amendment and Development Concept Plan Review Inquiries regarding this public hearing should be addressed to: J. Gregory Tulley AICP Development Services Director City of Newport 998 Monmouth Street Newport, Kentucky 41071 859-292-3637 2378

pital, Orange, Calif. She was a homemaker a member of First Baptist Church of Fort Thomas. She taught Sunday school at the church and was also a member of the Order of the Easter Star and a volunteer and PTA member at Woodfill and Ruth Moyer elementary schools in Fort Thomas. Her husband, Howard A. Swope, died in 1999. Survivors include her daughters, Mary Kaye Kessler of Springfield, Ky., Carol Smith of Orange, Calif.; brother, Ted Padgett of Fort Wright; sister, Patty Ebersole of Dry Ridge; five grandchildren and three greatgrandchildren. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery, Southgate.

LEGAL NOTICE Notice is hereby given that the Campbell County & Municipal Board of Adjustment will hold a public hearing at the Alexandria Courthouse, 8352 E. Main Street, Alexandria, KY on Tuesday, July 20, 2010 at 7:00 PM, for the purpose of reviewing and hearing testimony on the following: CASE NUMBER : BA-03-10 CUP Optimist Playground-Shelter APPLICANT : Steve Bridewell LOCATION: The property is located on the east side of Electric Ave, 250’feet north of William Blat Ave, City of Southgate. REQUEST: The applicant is asking for a conditional use permit to build a shelter in the existing park. Persons interested in this case are invited to be present. Information concerning this case is available for public inspection at the Campbell County & Municipal Planning & Zoning Office, 1098 Monmouth Street, Suite 343, Newport, Ky. Monday-Friday during normal business hours. /s/Peter Klear, AICP Director of Planning & Zoning 1001572959

Charles Ryder

Charles Patrick Ryder, 76, Wilder, died June 28, 2010, in Wilder. He was a repairman for Cincinnati Bell, a Grand Knight of the Bishop Mulloy Council, a faithful navigator of the Bishop Flaget Assembly of Northern Kentucky, a leader with the Boy Scout Explorers and a member of the Cincinnati Bell Pioneer Camping Club. His wife, Carol Ann Ryder, died previously. Survivors include sons, Charlie

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Lillian “Kay” Harris, 64, Bellevue, died June 29, 2010, at Hospice of the Bluegrass Care Center in Fort Thomas. She was the owner of Dolls Etc., in Bellevue, member of First Baptist Church in Dayton, a seamstress,

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Parent/Camper Day, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Sunrock Farm, 103 Gibson Lane, parents join campers for a day of hands-on activities with animals and nature. $90 parent and child. Registration required. 781-5502; Wilder. Skidaddles Summer Camp, 7 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Skidaddles Inc. 8660 Bankers St. Explore wonders of nature, walk on the wild side, sports week, snacks, hands-on projects and more. Ages -1-5. $170 for five days, $140 for four days, $115 for three days. Registration required. 647-7529; Florence. S A T U R D A Y, J U L Y 1 0


Girls’ Volleyball Camp, noon-3 p.m. Continues 6-8:30 p.m. July 12, 13 and 14. Boone County High School, 7056 Burlington Pike, Gymnasium. Fundamental skills, position training, team competition and more. Grades 1-8. $55, $50 advance. Registration required. 512-5993. Florence. S U N D A Y, J U L Y 1 1


High School Summer Science, Technology, Engineering & Math Institute, 7 p.m. Thomas More College, 333 Thomas More Parkway, five days and nights high school students live on campus and work with professors. Participate in hands-on projects out in the field, on the Ohio River, at the Biology Field Station, at the Observatory and in science labs.Ages 912. $500; $50 discount if registration received by April 15. Registration required by May 31. 635-6941; Crestview Hills.


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Camp Carnegie Art and Drama Workshops, 1 p.m.-5 p.m. Production: The Bad Guy Talk Show. Workshop 3. Snack provided. Mondays and Wednesdays. July 14, 19, 21, 26 and 28. Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center, 1028 Scott Blvd. Includes art making, dramatic exercises, writing, brainstorming, teambuilding, problem solving and performance in the Otto M. Budig Theatre. Ages 6-12. Free; $10 registration deposit. Registration required. 491-2030; Covington. Newport Central Catholic Summer Drama Program, 9 a.m.-noon Grades K-4. Monday-Friday. Continues through July 22. Performance 7:30 p.m. on July 23. $150. Newport Central Catholic High School, 13 Carothers Road, Black Box Theatre. Lunch, acting, dancing and music. With drama coach and assistants. Each session limited to 30 students. Registration required. 2920001; Newport. Camp Ernst Middle School Drama Camp, 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Grades: 3-5. Daily through July 15. Camp Ernst Middle School, 6515 Camp Ernst Rd. Disney’s Aristocats Kids performed by 3-5 graders. Dear Edwina Jr. performed by 6-8 graders. Seminars in theatre. With Karen Wiebe, director. Ages 3-8. $75 grades 6-8 for week; $65 grades 3-5 for week. Registration required by June 15. 534-4000.


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Abby’s Child Enrichment Center Summer Program, 6:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Daily through July 16. Abby’s Child Enrichment Center Highland Heights, 2907 Alexandria Pike, Hands-on activities, arts and craft projects, visits from community resources, field trips and more. Additional weekly summer fees for optional activities may apply. Ages 2-10. $130-$180 depending on age of child. Registration required by June 1. 581-6166. Highland Heights. Abby’s Child Enrichment Center Summer Program, 6:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Daily through July 16. Abby’s Child Enrichment Center Taylor Mill, 710 Valley Square Drive, Handson activities, arts and craft projects, visits from community resources, field trips and more. Additional weekly summer fees for optional activities may apply. Ages 2-10. $130-$180 depending on age of child. Registration required by June 1. 581-6166. Taylor Mill. Abby’s Child Enrichment Center Summer Program, 6:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Daily through July 16. Abby’s Child Enrichment Center Florence, 2012 Terrace Court, Hands-on activities, arts and craft projects, visits from community resources, field trips and more. Additional weekly summer fees for optional activities may apply. Ages 2-10. $130-$180 depending on age of child. Registration required by June 1. 581-6166. Florence. Abby’s Child Enrichment Center Summer Program, 6:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Daily through July 16. Abby’s Child Enrichment Center, 11293 Grand National Blvd. Hands-on activi-


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Finstitute Summer Camp, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Eco-Explorer. Daily through July 16. Newport Aquarium, Newport on the Levee, Newport Aquarium tours, animal encounters, games, arts and crafts and more. Ages 712. $190, $150 passholders; $170, $130 passholders advance by May 5. Registration required. Presented by WAVE Foundation at Newport Aquarium. 815-1442. Newport. Sunrock Farm Nature Camp, 9:30 a.m.2:30 p.m. Daily through July 16. Sunrock Farm, 103 Gibson Lane, hands-on activities with farm animals, creek exploration, woodland adventures, gardening, crafts and games. Campers bring own lunch. Ages 415. $195 per week. Registration required. 781-5502. Wilder. Young Stewards of the Earth, 8 a.m.-noon, Northern Kentucky Montessori Center, 2625 Anderson Road, Montessori-based camp. Learn to recycle, compost and reduce waste; importance of local farming and the origins of the food we eat; and importance of nutritious food and sustainable packaging. Twoweek sessions culminate with field trip including Turner Farms, the Cincinnati Zoo and Gorman Heritage Farm. Children may attend any number of weeks. Ages -3-7. $150-$180 per week. Registration required. 331-3725. Crescent Springs.


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NORTH CAROLINA Clearwater/Indian Rocks Beach BEST VALUE ON THE BEACH! CLEAN beach condo, 2BR, 2BA, pool. 513-875-4155 . Rent weekly.


NORRIS LAKE. Located at Powell Valley Resort. 2 BR/1BA, fully furnished priv. home. Covered porch, deck. Lake access. $95/nt. 423-5628353,

R.C. Durr YMCA Summer Camps, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. World of Discovery. Daily through July 16. R.C. Durr YMCA, 5874 Veterans Way, Themed weeks. Scholarships and care available. State child care assistance accepted. Ages 5-11. $170, $125 members. Registration required. 534-5700. Burlington. R.C. Durr YMCA Preschool Summer Camps, 9 a.m.-noon Part-day. Barn Yard Bonanza. Daily through July 16. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Barn Yard Bonanza. Daily through July 16. R.C. Durr YMCA, 5874 Veterans Way, Themed weeks. Scholarship and daycare available. State child care assistance accepted. Ages 3-5. $170, $125 members; partday: $105, $75 members. Registration required. 534-5700. Burlington. R.C. Durr YMCA Teen Summer Camps, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Daily through July 16. R.C. Durr YMCA, 5874 Veterans Way, Themed weeks. Scholarships available. State child care assistance accepted. Ages 11-15. $175, $130 members. Registration required. 5345700. Burlington. Kenton County YMCA Traditional Day Camp, 8:45 a.m.-4 p.m. Hollywood Bound. Daily through July 16. Kenton County YMCA, 10987 Marshall Road, Weekly-themed activities. Scholarship assistance available. Ages 5-11. $120, $100 members; registration fee: $40 family, $25 child. Registration required. Presented by Campbell County YMCA. 781-1814. Independence. Advanced Camping Experience Camp, 8:30 p.m.-4 p.m. Daily through July 23. Kenton County YMCA, 10987 Marshall Road, Learn about leadership development, cultural awareness and self-worth. Scholarship assistance available. Ages 13-16. $120, $100 members; registration fee: $40 family, $25 child. Registration required. Presented by Campbell County YMCA. 356-3178. Independence.

Traditional Day Camp, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Hollywood Bound. Daily through July 16. Campbell County YMCA, 1437 S. Fort Thomas Ave. Swimming, environmental education, arts and crafts, service learning, science, literature, free time and more. Extended hours available. Financial assistance available. Ages 5-10. $140, $110 members. Registration required. 781-1814; Fort Thomas. Campbell County YMCA Adventure Camp, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Daily through July 16. Campbell County YMCA, 1437 S. Fort Thomas Ave. Teen Camping. Themes, activities, swimming and fun traditional day camp. Ages 11-12. $140, $110 members. Registration required. 572-3063. Fort Thomas. Campbell County YMCA A.C.E.S. Camp, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Daily through July 16. Campbell County YMCA, 1437 S. Fort Thomas Ave. Work on learning projects in surrounding communities and participate in several team building experiences. Financial assistance available. Ages 13-16. $140, $110 members. Registration required. 572-3063. Fort Thomas. Campbell County YMCA Pre and post Camp, 6:30 a.m.-8:45 a.m. Pre-camp care. Daily through July 16. 4:15 p.m.-6 p.m. Post-camp care. Daily through July 16. Campbell County YMCA, 1437 S. Fort Thomas Ave. Extended care for any family available. Ages 5-16. Pre: $35, $25 members; post: $30, $20 members. Registration required. 781-1814; Fort Thomas. R.C. Durr YMCA Summer Camp Leadership in Training Program, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Daily through July 16. R.C. Durr YMCA, 5874 Veterans Way, Assist staff wit activities. Participants are selected through an interview process. Ages 13-16. $60, $30 members. Registration required. 534-5700; Burlington. R.C. Durr YMCA Sports and Specialty Camps, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Soccer Camp and fine Arts Camp. Daily through July 16. R.C. Durr YMCA, 5874 Veterans Way, $175, $130 members. 534-5700; Burlington. R.C. Durr YMCA Summer Day Camp, 6:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Daily through July 16. R.C. Durr YMCA, 5874 Veterans Way, Camp Outback. Campers develop healthy spirits, minds and bodies through variety of sports and activities. Ages 3-15. $125-$175 per week. Registration required. 534-5700; Burlington. T U E S D A Y, J U L Y 1 3

SUMMER CAMP - ACADEMIC High School Summer Science, Technology, Engineering & Math Institute, 9 a.m. Thomas More College, $500; $50 discount if registration received by April 15. Registration required by May 31. 635-6941; Crestview Hills. SUMMER CAMP - ARTS

6941; Crestview Hills.


Camp Ernst Middle School Drama Camp, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Production by 3-5 graders. Camp Ernst Middle School, $75 grades 6-8 for week; $65 grades 3-5 for week. Registration required by June 15. 534-4000.


Skidaddles Summer Camp, 7 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Skidaddles Inc. $170 for five days, $140 for four days, $115 for three days. Registration required. 647-7529; Florence. Advanced Circus Camp, 7 p.m. Public Camp Show. Includes T-shirt. Diocesan Catholic Children’s Home, 75 Orphanage Road, Intermediate and advanced circus students. Ages 7 and up. $360, $270 siblings. Registration required. Presented by My Nose Turns Red Theatre Company. 581-7100; Fort Mitchell. S U N D A Y, J U L Y 1 8


Vacation Bible School, 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Daily through July 23. Grant’s Lick Baptist Church, 941 Clay Ridge Road, All children through high school learn about Jesus’ love, create crafts, sing songs and play games with visit to Saddle Ridge Ranch. Free. 6352444; Alexandria.

SUMMER CAMP - YMCA Teen Adventure Trips, 8 a.m. Lake Champlain Bike Extreme Challenge. Biking, tubing and hiking. $1,090; coed teens entering grades 9-11. Eight days and seven nights. Daily through July 25. Camp Ernst, 7615 Camp Ernst Road, Exploring Little Miami Scenic Bike Trail. Swimming, canoeing and camping. Registration required. 586-6181; Burlington. M O N D A Y, J U L Y 1 9

SUMMER CAMP - ACADEMIC Sr. Curator Archaeology Camp, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Daily through July 23. Behringer-Crawford Museum, 1600 Montague Road, Ages 11-17 work like an archaeologist, learning the tools of the trade and experiencing the past. $175, $150 members. Reservations required. 491-4003. Covington.


Camp Ernst Middle School Drama Camp, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Grades 6-8. Daily through July 21. Camp Ernst Middle School, $75 grades 6-8 for week; $65 grades 3-5 for week. Registration required by June 15. 534-4000.

Camp Carnegie Art and Drama Workshops, 1 p.m.-5 p.m. Production: The Bad Guy Talk Show. Workshop 4. Snack provided. Mondays and Wednesdays. July 14, 19, 21, 26 and 28. Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center, Free; $10 registration deposit. Registration required. 491-2030; Covington.



Abby’s Child Enrichment Center Summer Program, 6:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Daily through July 23. Abby’s Child Enrichment Center Highland Heights, $130-$180 depending on age of child. Registration required by June 1. 581-6166. Highland Heights. Abby’s Child Enrichment Center Summer Program, 6:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Daily through July 23. Abby’s Child Enrichment Center Taylor Mill, $130-$180 depending on age of child. Registration required by June 1. 5816166. Taylor Mill. Abby’s Child Enrichment Center Summer Program, 6:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Daily through July 23. Abby’s Child Enrichment Center Florence, $130-$180 depending on age of child. Registration required by June 1. 5816166. Florence. Abby’s Child Enrichment Center Summer Program, 6:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Daily through July 23. Abby’s Child Enrichment Center, $130-$180 depending on age of child. Registration required by June 1. 581-6166. Richwood. Abby’s Child Enrichment Center Summer Program, 6:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Daily through July 23. Abby’s Child Enrichment Center Fort Thomas, $130-$180 depending on age of child. Registration required by June 1. 581-6166. Fort Thomas. Skidaddles Summer Camp, 7 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Skidaddles Inc. $170 for five days, $140 for four days, $115 for three days. Registration required. 647-7529; Florence. SummerCare: Adventures in Wonderland, 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Daily through July 23. Fort Wright Elementary School, $128 week; $29 per day. Registration required online. 4312075; Fort Wright. SummerCare: Adventures in Wonderland, 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Daily through July 23. Ockerman Elementary School, $128 week; $29 per day. Registration required online. 4312075; Florence.

Skidaddles Summer Camp, 7 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Skidaddles Inc. $170 for five days, $140 for four days, $115 for three days. Registration required. 647-7529; Florence. W E D N E S D A Y, J U L Y 1 4

SUMMER CAMP - ACADEMIC High School Summer Science, Technology, Engineering & Math Institute, 9 a.m. Thomas More College, $500; $50 discount if registration received by April 15. Registration required by May 31. 635-6941; Crestview Hills.


Skidaddles Summer Camp, 7 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Skidaddles Inc. $170 for five days, $140 for four days, $115 for three days. Registration required. 647-7529; Florence. T H U R S D A Y, J U L Y 1 5

SUMMER CAMP - ACADEMIC High School Summer Science, Technology, Engineering & Math Institute, 9 a.m. Thomas More College, $500; $50 discount if registration received by April 15. Registration required by May 31. 635-6941; Crestview Hills. SUMMER CAMP MISCELLANEOUS

Skidaddles Summer Camp, 7 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Skidaddles Inc. $170 for five days, $140 for four days, $115 for three days. Registration required. 647-7529; Florence. F R I D A Y, J U L Y 1 6

SUMMER CAMP - ACADEMIC High School Summer Science, Technology, Engineering & Math Institute, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Thomas More College, $500; $50 discount if registration received by April 15. Registration required by May 31. 635-

Little Britain Stables Horse Camp, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Daily through July 23. Little Britain Stables, $300. Registration required. 586-7990; Burlington.



Finstitute Summer Camp, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Frogs. Daily through July 23. Newport Aquarium, $190, $150 passholders; $170, $130 passholders advance by May 5. Registration required. 815-1442. Newport. Sunrock Farm Nature Camp, 9:30 a.m.2:30 p.m. Daily through July 23. Sunrock Farm, $195 per week. Registration required. 781-5502. Wilder.


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