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High school needs 'chillers' By Chris Mayhew

ALEXANDRIA — Chilling out Campbell County High School is a top budget priority this year with $1 million set aside for a new cooling system. Members of the Campbell County Board of Education unanimously approved the first step to replace the high school’s existing “chiller” cooling system at the July 9 meeting by deciding to send an initial project application to the Kentucky Department of Education. Most large buildings have a chiller systems rather than air conditioners, said Sharon Alexander, director of district facilities. The proposed chiller system will make ice at night and store it for melting during the day to avoid peak energy usage rates when cooling the building, Alexander said. The high school has 234,000 square feet of space. The plan is to bid the project in the fall, and have a new chiller system installed by February, said Robert Ehmet Hayes, district architect. Hayes introduced Joseph Kohrs, president of KLH Engineers, who gave the board a review of the existing, failing “chiller” cooling system and of options for replacement. The existing system has two 185-ton chillers original to the building since it was opened in 1995, Kohrs said. The size of the school indicates a need for 600 tons of required cooling capacity, and a test of the equipment indicates a cooling capacity of 370 tons, Kohrs said. The result is higher temperatures and humidity in some parts of the building during warmer months, he said. “So, basically the chillers are running 24-7 we’re wasting energy, we’re literally running the equipment to death,” Kohrs said. “It just does not shut off.” There was an ice storage system designed to accompany the existing system, but it began leaking shortly after it was installed and was shut down about six years later, he said. Faulty equipment design caused the underground storage tanks to leak and they have since been abandoned and left in place, Kohrs said. In the meantime, the school has added a new auditorium and classroom wing with



Artists work on the Artworks mural on the side of Petri's Flowers in Bellevue. AMANDA JOERING ALLEY/COMMUNITY RECORDER

Mural in the works in Bellevue

By Amanda Joering Alley

BELLEVUE — A group of artists is working to bring the art of the Taft Museum to Bellevue on a large scale. ArtWorks, in partnership with the Haile Foundation and the Taft’s Art For All program, is currently working on a new mural in Bellevue on the side of Petri’s Flowers at 229 Fairfield Avenue. ArtWorks, which hires youth throughout the region to create public art pieces, like the mural in Bellevue, has brought eight students, two teaching artists and project manager Scott Donaldson to Bellevue. The mural, which takes up more than 1,400 square feet and was designed by Donaldson, is a collage of several pieces of art that can be found at the Taft, with a “Garden Party For All” theme. Student Susan Romer, 16, said the mural highlights the communal nature of art. A lot goes into the process of creating the mural, said student William Moore. “You don’t just walk up to the wall and paint,” Moore said. The wall must first be cleaned thoroughly and covered in a base paint. Then, the wall is broken down into one-square-foot sections that correlate with the drawing of the mural, allowing the artists to concentrate on one small piece of the mural at a time, Moore said. Samuel Cope, a student on the project who is from Bellevue, said a project like this is all about community.

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Susan Romer, 16, of Williamstown, holds a picture of what the mural will look like when its complete. AMANDA JOERING ALLEY/COMMUNITY RECORDER

Alex Murphy, 19, of Fort Wright, works on the Bellevue mural. AMANDA JOERING ALLEY/COMMUNITY RECORDER

“What could bring a community together more than local art?” Cope said. “This partnership has been gifted to a town that is really fit for it.” Growing up in Bellevue, Cope said he knows firsthand how much the community supports the arts and artists and what this mural will mean to them. Jody Robinson, assistant city admin-

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istrator in Bellevue, said the city is happy to have the opportunity to get an ArtWorks mural. “I think this is an extraordinary opportunity to connect people back to the Taft, which is an incredible gem we have in this area,” Robinson said. The group started on the mural in mid-June and is now laying out the basic colors of the piece, Romer said. Besides having to deal with the high temperatures the area has had lately, Romer said everything is going well. “Everyone is just so talented,” Romer said. “Even with the heat, I think we’re a little ahead of schedule.” The mural is scheduled to be complete around the end of July or beginning of August. Vol. 16 No. 22 © 2012 The Community Recorder ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

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Sheriff Dunn retiring Aug. 1 By Chris Mayhew

NEWPORT — Campbell County Sheriff John Dunn will retire Aug. 1. Dunn is midway through his sixth term in office, and has been sheriff since 1989. Dunn, 61, of Mentor, announced his retirement to his staff and supporters Wednesday, July 11. The retirement is effective Aug. 1. With opposition five of the six times he sought election, Dunn said he’s

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been pleased to have the public’s support. “People have supported me and I appreciate it,” Dunn said. “And I am really honored to have been their sheriff that long, but I have 37 years of service and it’s time to do other things and enjoy life. I’ve got a little girl who is 7, and I want to spend some time with her and do a little gardening and farming.” Dunn said leaving before his term is complete is not an indication that anything is wrong, and it is “just time to go.” “I’m looking forward to it,” he said. “I’ve enjoyed this, but I have other interests. I have a long life ahead of me. I’m going to do something very different probably. Did you know I commercial fish?” Dunn said he intends to continue his commercial

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he said. People from the mountains of Kentucky often come to the sheriff’s office first because they don’t know where else to turn to get something accomplished. Dunn said he often refers people seeking his help to other authorities. “You have people who come in with questions for your sheriff that they will not talk to anybody else,” he said. “Especially country people come in and ask for the ‘high sheriff.’” Between city departments, the county and state police, there are 14 agencies working in Campbell County with arrest powers, he said. Dunn said he never saw it as the sheriff’s office role to patrol. “There’s no sense putting any more traffic stops on the AA Highway, there’s enough now,” Dunn said. The task of naming an interim replacement until a new sheriff is elected falls to Campbell County Judge-executive Steve Pendery.


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no additional cooling capacity built-in, he said. Alexander said the underground tanks are checked regularly to make sure there is not any drop in glycol from the tanks. When glycol did leak from the tanks 12 years ago, the district switched from the toxic blue glycol to the reusable and non-toxic pink glycol, Alexander said. The remaining glycol in the underground tanks will be pumped out and reused as part of the project, she said. Board member Patrick Walch asked Kohrs what assurances there are the new ice chiller system won’t break and leak. “It’s a real struggle for me to have to see that system go in and see it thrown away,” Walch said. “We got five years out of probably a state-of-the-art ice shaving system.” Kohrs said he has never installed a system like the high school has now, which uses cooled mechanical metal plates and shaved ice. The proposed ice chiller system will have above ground storage tanks that are double-lined and use hundreds of feet of tubing inside to chill the air. “All I can say is, I’ve heard from many people who installed this many times, and it has not been an issue,” he said. Superintendent Glen Miller said the district has budgeted $1 million for the new chillier system out of the general fund in the tentative budget. Although $1 million is budgeted for the project, it may not end up costing that much depending on the construction bids and costs for engineering and architect services, Miller said. As the process continues and the state reviews and potentially approves the plan, the district will know if it can possibly come out of capital construction funds, he said. The district is in a tentative budget phase and typically approves a working budget by September. “It’s in the general fund now, but as this process goes forward we may change that,” Miller said.


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Shillito elves on track to make a comeback By Sarah Hardee Enquirer contributor

NEWPORT — Santa’s elves from the old Shillito’s department store are on track to make a big comeback here this winter at Newport on the Levee. The announcement came last week, amid sweltering weather and Fourth of July festivities, that the long-beloved animatronic elves will be on display beginning this November on the mezzanine level of the Levee’s Gallery Building. They were the center of the downtown Cincinnati department store’s elaborate Christmastime display from the 1950s though the 1980s. Despite the heat and summer season, the announcement is sure to get Greater Cincinnatians thinking about the local, bygone Christmas tradition – and reminiscing about the holiday seasons of their childhoods, according to Jerry Gels of American Legacy Tours. “In terms of Christmas traditions here in Greater Cincinnati, you couldn’t find one as close to people’s hearts as the downtown Shillito’s elves,” said Gels, who is helping coordinate the project. “Most people who are old enough to remember the display have fond memories of the elves – and it takes them back.” Shillito’s crafted the holiday display, which depicts Santa’s elves in multiple scenes, in the mid-1950s. It lured thousands of people to the store for decades, according to Gels, but was discontinued in the 1980s when the department store merged with Federated Depart-

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ment Stores and was renamed Lazarus. The elves sat in storage until 1997, when Lazarus moved to Fountain Square, and two local Boy Scout troops purchased the display. The troops ran part of the elf display at their annual holiday event, “Everything Christmas,” in Dent, until 2004. When the display went up for auction in 2005, Bill Spinnenweber, of Mariemont, purchased it to ensure the local treasure stayed in Cincinnati. Unable to find a venue Downtown for the holiday display, Spinnenweber has exhibited a few scenes in storefront windows on Mariemont’s town square in recent years – but the majority of the elves have remained tucked away in storage. “I’ve been trying to do

this for years,” Spinnenweber said of re-creating the elves display. “Every year, I would get calls about the elves, but nothing ever worked out.” Gels, a local educator who helped launch the Newport Gangster Tour and other tours, contacted Spinnenweber about three years ago, and the two worked to come up with a restoration plan and secure a venue for the display. The pair, in conjunction with Gels’ American Legacy Tours business, has been using social media to drum up interest in the project and help raise the funds needed to repair and restore the elves, and construct backdrops for the scenes. If they can raise the necessary funds – about $30,000 – the full display will once again be part of

local families’ holiday traditions for the first time in about 25 years. “Our goal is to completely restore the display and make it as close to the original experience at Shillito’s as possible,” Spinnenweber said. “Since we put the word out, there has been an outpouring of support, and more people are getting involved. “Based on the amount of interest, we think it will happen.” A big piece to the puzzle has been securing the location for the display at Newport on the Levee. Gels said although the new location isn’t in downtown Cincinnati, where the display made its debut, it’s a perfect venue because the development is familyfriendly, has ample parking and is close to other holiday attractions. Organizers are planning a “Save the Elves” rally at Newport on the Levee, and the official sponsorship effort which started Wednesday, July 11. For details, visit On its website and Facebook page, organizers are also asking for individuals to get involved through $25 donations via, an online fundraising platform. Spinnenweber has also tracked down some of the designers who helped create the scenes at the Shillito’s display. They’ll have a hand in restoring the elves and creating the backdrops – and making sure the new display seems a lot like the old display, Spinnenweber said. “We want people to get that feeling they had when they were a kid,” he said.

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Junior firefighter team scores: The Southgate Volunteer Fire Department team took the top spot in the Northern Kentucky Firefighter’s Association Regional Olympics with an overall score of 18 points. Union’s junior firefighters took second place with 17 points, Alexandria Fire District team 1 took third place with 15 points, Campbell County Fire District No. 1 placed fourth with 12 points, Edgewood’s junior firefighters placed fifth with 11 points, and Alexandria’s explorer team 2 came in sixth place with two points.

Alexandria Fire District fire explorer/junior firefighter Keith Sebastian races as he carries a length of hose to where it is needed during the barrel fill competition at the 2012 Northern Kentucky Firefighter's Association Regional Olympics in Silver Grove's park Saturday, July 14. CHRIS MAYHEW/THE COMMUNITY RECOR

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Brossart addition expands programs

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ALEXANDRIA — Bishop Brossart High School representatives are working to explain how a $7 million planned addition will improve college counseling services, arts programs and community interaction. Principal Richard Stewart and representatives of the capital campaign alumni steering committee held the first of many alumni meetings July 5 with members of the Class of 2002 to explain the need to financially support the capital campaign for the addition. “At this point the news is all good, we’re most of the way home toward our goal,” said Tim Machenheimer of Cold Spring, a member of the capital campaign steering committee. People need to continue to give to make sure the school can do everything that is in the plan and more, Machenheimer said. Stewart said they plan start construction sometime between January and April 2013 and it will take about one year to complete. Stewart then went through detailed floor plans for the addition room-by-room.

Front entrance and counseling center

People will notice the creation of a true front entrance to show “that this is a Catholic school,” he said. An atrium area will include a grand staircase, a nearby spirit shop, and an area to show off school highlights including trophies, Stewart said. A new college counseling center will be added, and the school will hire a second counselor, Stewart said. Students will now meet with college representatives there instead of in the cafeteria during lunch, he said. The existing counseling office is also the size of a cafeteria table, he said. “We’re graduating 90 to 100 kids a year, and almost all of them are going to college,” he said. “We need a real college counseling center that allows us to serve those kids in a way we’re supposed to.” Putting the college counseling center in front was no accident, he said. “It’s put there so that it makes a real strong statement to people,” Stewart said. “This is what we’re about. This is important to us. We are working hard to make

A new fine arts studio will feature a wall of glass windows proving lots of light to work with, he said. “We’ve got kids who are going off to major in the fine arts, and our facilities are a classroom with a sink in the back, and we need to improve that,” Stewart said.


Bishop Brossart High School Principal Richard Stewart points to a floor plan for part of the planned $7 million addition during a July 5 meeting with alumni in the Alexandria school's cafeteria. CHRIS MAYHEW/COMMUNITY RECORDER

sure that your kid gets what they need out of this.” Administrative offices are currently in two rooms designed as classrooms. The addition will create new offices, allowing the two rooms to finally be used as learning space, Stewart said. A new chapel will be a space for class masses, but school-wide masses will still be held at St. Mary Church, he said.

Library/fine arts Adding a new library/media center won’t be college-level, but it will allow for the hiring of a librarian and be a vast improvement, he said. The new library will feature a digital media lab and books so when a student goes to a college library they are comfortable and know how to use it, Stewart said.

A 400 to 425-seat theater will be used for multiple school events and be available for community use, he said. Brossart sends students off to major in theater in college, and the space used for plays now is the cafeteria, Stewart said. The theater will give students a space to conduct performances allowing for proper lighting and sets, he said. The theater will allow the district’s sixth-grade school music program to move from St. Philip School in Melbourne to Bishop Brossart, Stewart said. “I want them walking into Bishop Brossart and looking and saying ‘Wow, this place is cool. Look at their theater. Look at their gym. Look at their library. Look at their college counseling center,’” he said.

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Missy Hermes, left, mother of Erin Hermes, center, applauds as her daughter finishes signing with St. Mary-Of-The-Wood College on an equine riding and academic scholarship as Sara Schulz, the college's Western coach, watches with a smile inside the Campbell County High School media center/library Wednesday, July 11 2012. Erin Hermes is a Cold Spring resident and 2012 graduate of Campbell County. CHRIS MAYHEW/SHAW

Graduate earns equine scholarship

By Chris Mayhew

ALEXANDRIA — Cold Spring resident Erin Hermes’ scholarship to Saint MaryOf-The-Woods College in Indiana isn’t quite a “full ride,” but it does secure a spot on the school’s equestrian team. Hermes committed to the college during a July 11 signing ceremony at the high school in Alexandria. Hermes said the scholarship, based on academics and equine riding skills, will pay for about 90 percent of the costs of tuition and room and board at the college. “I’m really exited it’s a really great school,” Hermes said. “I love the campus, and everyone there is really nice and the team is just really great.” Hermes said she plans to study pharma-

cy and specialize in equine pharmacy afterward. “It’s really competitive academically, so I’m really excited to get that education,” she said. Hermes has been riding for about six years, and competitively for the past two years. Riding in competition requires using the lower half of the body, and training with the horse to the point where it knows which way to go by a turn of the rider’s head, she said. “It is a sport just because you use your whole body when riding,” Hermes said. The number one reason why Saint Mary-Of-The-Woods offered the scholarship to Hermes is because she is good academically, and that’s important to the college, said Sara Schulz, Western coach for the college.

“And then when she came to try out for the scholarship I watched her ride,” Schulz said. “And she just appeared to be someone that has a lot of basics that I could work with and kind of tailor to what I think she would need to change to be successful in the intercollegiate horse show.” The college’s team had 22 members last year, and competes in both the Western and Hunt Seat (English) styles, she said. Despite Campbell County’s horse riding culture, it’s the first time in Campbell County High School Principal Renee Boots said she has seen a student earn a true equestrian scholarship. “We are in the the state where horses are the number one product,” Boots said. “So, for her to have that opportunity coming from here I think is great, and maybe we’ll blaze a trail for some other kids.”

FORT THOMAS — Even more children can now benefit from the early education opportunities offered at Fort Thomas Independent Schools. The district’s preschool program, which began in the early 1990s, has focused on children who are at risk, which are those who qualify for free and reduced lunches, and children who are disabled or have a developmental delay, said Rita Byrd, the district’s assistant superintendent. Byrd said these children, who are identified through the district’s screening process, are able to attend the preschool program at Johnson Elementary School free-of-charge. The program allows for up to 20 students per class, with each class having a teacher and teacher’s assistant, said Donna Schulte, director of the preschool program. “This year we’ve opened up a second unit for half-day preschool, so we will be allowing some tuition students,” Schulte said. Tuition students, who like the other students must live in the Fort Thomas district, can attend the preschool for $200 a month, Byrd said. Schulte said throughout the day, students get to work on socialization and school skills, and those with developmental delays receive personalized therapies to address their delays to hopefully address the issue before they begin kindergarten. The district is currently going through the screening process with potential students, with the next screening date being Friday, Aug. 3. Any parent interested in signing their child up for the screening date or learning more about enrolling a tuition student into the preschool program can call Schulte at 8152009. The program includes morning and afternoon classes. Those interested are advised to call as soon as possible before all the spots in the program are taken.


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Sophomores shine through Class of Kentucky program Community Recorder The 2011-2012 academic year has been a banner year at the University of Kentucky with record enrollment, the dedication of the Wildcat Sculpture and even a men’s basketball National Championship. That tradition of excellence continues tomorrow as UK welcomes more than 180 high school sophomores to campus as part of the Class of Kentucky program. UK wanted to recognize high school sophomores,


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excellent academic credentials, with high school GPAs that ranged from 3.98 to 4.14 and their average ACT scores ranged from 29.8 to 30, nearly 5 points higher than an average UK freshman's score. Their academic success is only a portion of their contribution to the campus community. Class of Kentucky alumni are working as campus tour guides, leading their fraternity or sorority, participating in undergraduate research and traveling overseas while studying abroad. They have also been named Singletary Scholars, served as college ambassadors and selected for the University Leadership Summit. Members of the 2012 Class of Kentucky from Northern Kentucky are: Sarah Bier from St. Henry District High

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Kenneth McMahon graduated cum laude from Centre College with a bachelor of science degree in biology. McMahon was accepted into the graduate program at Washington State University in the School of Food Science. He will begin the program in August. McMahon, a 2008 Highlands High School graduate, is pictured with Dr. John A. Roush, President of Centre College May 20. THANKS TO MICHAEL AND PAMELA MCMAHON

Campbell students awarded scholarships to EKU megart of Highland Heights, Newport Central Catholic High School; Ashley Loudermilk of Highland Heights, Campbell County High School; and Parker Malloy of Fort Thomas, Highlands. Regents Scholarship: Tori Lyle of Alexandria, Campbell County; Sarah Schklar of Fort Thomas, Highlands; and Dominique

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COLLEGE CORNER Alexandria residents graduate

The following Alexandria residents graduated from Northern Kentucky University: Kellie Antony, Christina Barnes, Kelsey Bartlett, Kevin Bonfield, Mollie Braun-Bentley, Britney Brown, Michelle Campbell, Elizabeth Duquette, Connie Eblin, Marcia Erickson, Ashley Estepp, Bradley Evans, Amy Flaugher, Bryan Futscher, Helen Garber, Heather Gray, Paul Guess, Brandon Heineke, Emily Hill, Molly Howard, Julie Hubbard, Cedric James, Geoffrey Kinney, Karla Kramer, Brett Macke; Shannon Mann, Jessica Miller, Cory Nordwick, Cory Nordwick, Randall Pernell, Stephanie Poe, John Popp, Katie Reilly, Andrea Rose, Tyler Sandfoss, Stephanie Schuh, Evan Sears, Kaitlyn Shoemaker, Amanda Thornton, Jessica Tipton, Julia Toy, McKenzie Vater, Jessica Visse, Lindsey Watson, Elaine Weatherby, Audrey Weatherby, Jeffrey Weckbach, Jeffrey Weckbach, David Wilson, Brian Wilson, Christopher Wright and Angela Young.

Jacobson named to president’s list

Sarah Elizabeth Jacobson of California was named to the Truman State University spring semester president’s list. The list includes undergraduate students who attain a 4.0 grade-point average and complete 12 hours of credit in the semester. Jacobson is studying nursing.

Stein graduates

Luke Stein of Newport graduated with a bachelor of science in economics and finance from GardnerWebb University.

Dumaine wins award

Transylvania University student Anne Marie Dumaine, daughter of Pamela and Thomas Dumaine of California, received the Henry Clay Award that honors sophomores with the highest grade-point averages. Dumaine graduated from Campbell County High School and is majoring in biology with a history minor.

Campbell residents win dean’s award

The following Campbell County residents received a spring semester dean’s award from Eastern Kentucky University: Alexandria: Amanda Ryan Guethlein and Anthony James Kuhl. Fort Thomas: Kelly Anne Caudill and Martin Nicholas Kyle. Melbourne: Brittany Ann Wagner. Wilder: Joseph Alford Vance. To earn the dean’s award, students must achieve dean’s list honors at EKU for three semesters, not necessarily consecutive. A lapel pin is presented to students by the dean of their academic college.

Campbell residents named to dean’s list

The following Campbell County residents were named to the Eastern Kentucky University spring se-

mester dean’s list. Alexandria: Patricia Renae Bode, Joshua Charles Dunn, Amanda Ryan Guethlein,Mackenzie Nicole Heuer, Andrew W. Hogg, Anthony James Kuhl, Andrew Joseph Stump and Jessica Bailey White. California: Jenna Marie Bezold. Cold Spring: Amy Elizabeth Frommeyer and Alexandra Marie Zilliox. Fort Thomas: Hailie Marie Brofft, Kelly Anne Caudill, Brandon Patrick Killen, Nicholas Kyle Martin, Bennett M. Parker, Elizabeth Ann Pelgen, Hannah Christine Peterson, Katherine Rose Reynolds, Lindsay Anna Sapsford, Jenna Christine Theisen, Joshua David Lang, Kelsey Lynn Dunn and Danielle Marie Hagedorn. Highland Heights: Logan Gregory Hardt. Melbourne: Brittany Ann Wagner. Newport: Kyle Daniel Dorriere, Devinn Marie Foltz, Sarah Beth Kaufman, Lauren Karen Keagle, Brittany Anastacia Lawrence and Christina Renee Stanfield. Wilder: Joseph Alford Vance. The list includes students attempting 14 or more credit hours who earn a 3.5 grade-point average out of a possible 4.0; students attempting 13 credit hours earning a 3.65 grade-point average; and students attempting 12 credit hours earning a 3.75 grade-point average.

Campbell residents graduate

The following Campbell

County residents graduated from Eastern Kentucky University May 5: Alexandria: Andrew Stump California: Kelsey Ann Cravens Cold Spring: Marissa Anne Herbst Fort Thomas: Jeffrey Michael Deters and Kayla Nicole Yeager. Newport: Emilie Elizabeth Gibson. Southgate: Rebecca Ann Minning. Campbell residents named to president’s list The following Campbell County residents have been named to the Eastern Kentucky University spring semester president’s list: Alexandria: Patricia Renae Bode and Andrew Joseph Stump. Cold Spring: Amy Elizabeth Frommeyer. Fort Thomas: Elizabeth Ann Pelgen, Katherine Rose Reynolds, Lindsay Anna Sapsford, Jenna Christine Theisen and Joshua David Lang. Newport: Kyle Daniel Dorriere, Sarah Beth Kaufman and Christina Renee Stanfield. The list includes fulltime undergraduate students who attain a perfect 4.0 grade-point average for the semester.

Rawlings to attend institute

University of Louisville student Allie Rawlings, daughter of Phil and Lori Rawlings of Alexandria, was selected to participate in a Fulbright Summer Institute in the U.K. She is the first student in the university’s history

to earn this honor. Through the program, Rawlings will spend six weeks studying abroad at Cardiff, Bangor and Aberystwyth universities. She will study the effects that industry, politics, culture and change have had on modern Wales.

Stone named to dean’s list

Clayton Stone of Wilder was named to the Florida Institute of Technology spring semester dean’s list. Stone is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in ocean engineering. The list includes students who complete 12 or more credit hours in a semester with a grade-point average of at least 3.4.

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NKU bowling looks to strike it big By James Weber

HIGHLAND HEIGHTS — Although they do not have full varsity status, the bowling program at Northern Kentucky University has been climbing the national rankings. The Norse are looking to keep building their program through new recruits, and will try to add to their roster later this summer. NKU will have three open tryouts at La Ru Lanes in Highland Heights. Tryouts will be 7 p.m. Friday, July 27; 8 p.m. Monday, July 30, and 8 p.m. Monday, Aug. 6. Tryouts will cost $5 and

entrants will bowl three games on the tougher “sport” lane condition. Roster decisions will be announced Aug. 8. The bowling program has club status at NKU. Team members must be current NKU students in good academic standings, defined as having at least 2.0 GPA and carrying either 12 credit hours for fall semester (undergraduate) or six credit hours (graduate). NKU bowling administrator and coach Chris Robisch said NKU is looking to have 40 competitors, 24 men and 16 women, to form five eight-person teams to compete.

The team will travel throughout the Midwest for weekend tournaments from Sept. 29 through Feb. 17, going as far away as Milwaukee. The Norse will attempt to qualify for national championships taking place in March. As a club team, NKU is ineligible for the NCAA championships that air annually on ESPN, but can contend in the U.S. Bowling Congress events and other collegiate tournaments. “We go up against the best in the country, including schools like Wichita State, where many of the pros have come from,” Robisch said. “They have all the money and we do well against

them.” Boone County head coach Bruce Hightchew is also NKU head coach, with Robisch and Simon Kenton coach David Hampton on the staff. Local professional bowlers Dennis Baker and Riga Kalfas are consultants for the team. The bowling program has met with NKU athletic director Scott Eaton about becoming a full varsity sport but Robisch said it would not happen for the next few years as NKU is transitioning to NCAA Division I status. Robisch said several of Greater Cincinnati’s top high school bowlers from last year have al-

ready joined the program, including Boone County standouts Brad Hightchew and Cory Black. Hightchew finished third in the Kentucky state high school tournament and Black was regional champion. Robisch said NKU is an attractive outlet for Greater Cincinnati’s top talent. “The biggest plus we have is that Northern is such a good value for the kids’ money,” Robisch said. “A lot of the kids don’t want to leave home, but they want to bowl.” Contact club president Nick Fecher at or Robisch at

Girls matched to a tee

By James Weber

ALEXANDRIA — A few holes into his daughter’s 18-hole match to decide the Northern Kentucky Women’s Amateur golf championship, Keith Smith predicted the competitors were so evenly matched they might go 54 holes instead of 18. While it didn’t last nearly that long, the championship match between Kristen Smith and KatieScarlett Skinner was closely contested and did go extra holes. But just one, as Smith outlasted Skinner on the first hole of sudden death to win her first Amateur title July 12 at A.J. Jolly Golf Course in Alexandria. Smith, an incoming freshman at Northern Kentucky University who was playing on her home course at A.J. Jolly, had recently won the Northern Kentucky Junior Amateur title as well, becoming the first female in recent memory to win both titles in the same year. Counting her play on the 7-Up Junior Tour this summer, Smith has won five tournaments in six starts. “This is definitely the biggest accomplishment in my golf career, especially with it being the first time I’ve been in it,” Smith said. Caddied by her father Keith, the athletic director at Pendleton County High School, the 2012 Pendleton graduate Kristen edged future NKU teammate Skinner, who is a 2011 graduate of Villa Madonna Academy. Skinner, a Burlington, Ky. native, also had her father at caddy (Richard). “I’m disappointed, but I know we’ll have a great year together coming up,” Skinner said. Players shot one 18-hole round for score and were seeded into flights, with the top eight playing in the championship flight, which was three rounds of match play. In their final match, Smith and Skinner traded momentum regularly. After the players halved the first three holes, they only halved three holes the rest of the way, and neither led the match by more than one hole. And more often than not, a routine two-putt par was enough to claim a holes. “I don’t think either of us played to the best of our ability,” Smith said. “We started out with a couple of bogies. My driver wasn’t good at all, but I putted and chipped well.” After seizing the lead with an eight-foot par putt on the 15th hole, Smith gave it right back by driving into the trees on 16 while Skinner found the fairway. On 17, Skinner wasn’t able to save par

Will Martin of the Diamond Dawgs gets an out at first. The Diamond Dawgs of Distirct 22 beat the Saints of District 28 in a loser's bracket game in Class B2 of the Knothole Division 2 Tournament July 9, 2012 at Franzen Fields in Villa Hills. JAMES WEBER/COMMUNITY RECORDER

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Katie-Scarlett Skinner and father Richard study a putt. JAMES WEBER/COMMUNITY RECORDER

from off the green, and Smith took a one-hole lead into the final hole but missed a chance to win on 18 after three-putting from 20 feet. They went back to hole 1, where Skinner’s approach found the rough just off the green, and Smith’s approach was on the green 15 feet away. Skinner chipped to 10 feet from the hole, and when Smith’s birdie putt stopped within 18 inches of the cup, Skinner was forced to sink her putt to have a chance. She sent the putt three feet past and conceded the match. “It kept going back and forth,” Skinner said. “We wanted to get the momentum and we kept losing. We didn’t play our best, but at the same time, it was great golf. I knew it would come down to putting.” Smith and Skinner will be playing together a lot in the coming years. “I wasn’t stressed out because if Katie won I would be happy for her,” Smith said. “It will be great to be teammates. We’ve been playing each other since seventh grade.” Smith had little time to celebrate, heading to Maysville for a major tournament the next day, then she had a busy summer ahead of her on the 7-Up Junior Tour. She said her personal coach and future NKU head coach Da-

ryl Landrum got her where she is in her golf game. Skinner, too old to play on the Junior Tour, was planning to enter the Kentucky Open before NKU practice begins in late August. Notre Dame Academy had a strong presence in the tourney. Three of the eight championship flight participants were from NDA, including Kristin Lottman, Jill Edgington and Angela Pugliano. Lottman, a two-time Amateur champion, lost in the quarterfinals to 1974 VMA graduate Sharon Voelker, who didn’t take up golf until age 40. Voelker is the reigning Northern Kentucky Senior Amateur champion. Ryle graduate Megan Schaefer also lost in the quarterfinals. Skinner almost completed a VMA sweep of the top two flights. Jenna McGuire of Crescent Springs, an incoming freshman at VMA, won the Bluegrass Flight over Notre Dame Academy golfer Sydney Swingos. Both players are regulars on the Junior Tour In the Dixie Flight, Diane Davis-Cain, representing the Kenton County course in Independence, beat Nancy Creevy of Lakeside Park, representing Summit Hills Country Club. Two members of Eagle Creek in Grant County contested the Derby Flight final, with Ann Stanchina beating Marion Caseldine on the second hole of sudden death.

lay continued in the Knothole baseball regional tournaments last week. The Division 2 tournament was set to crown six Northern Kentucky regional champions beginning July 16. Regional champs move on to the final four of the Cincinnati city tournament beginning July 21 in Blue Ash, Ohio.

Luke Meyer of the Diamond Dawgs throws to first. The Diamond Dawgs of District 22 beat the Saints of District 28 in a loser's bracket game in Class B2 of the Knothole Division 2 Tournament July 9, 2012 at Franzen Fields. JAMES WEBER/COMMUNITY RECORDER

Zach Slusher of the Diamond Dawgs hits the ball. The Diamond Dawgs of Distirct 22 beat the Saints of District 28 in a loser's bracket game in Class B2 of the Knothole Division 2 Tournament July 9 at Franzen Fields in Villa Hills. The Diamond Dawgs are from Southgate, Fort Thomas, Newport and Dayton. JAMES WEBER/COMMUNITY RECORDER


JULY 19, 2012

Nothing but net


By Nick Dudukovich

Freedom Trail

» The Freedom return home Sunday, July 22 at 6:05 p.m. after a ninegame homestand. Remaining schedule: July 2224 LAKE ERIE, July 25-27 at Washington, July 28-29 EVANSVILLE (doubleheader July 29), July 31Aug. 2 SCHAUMBURG, Aug. 3-5 at London, Aug. 7-9 WINDY CITY, Aug. 1012 at Lake Erie, Aug. 14-16 at Rockford, Aug. 17-19 S. ILLINOIS, Aug. 21-23 JOLIET, Aug. 24-26 WASHINGTON, Aug. 28-30 at Normal, Aug. 31-Sept. 2 at Evansville.


For Maria Bennett, playing out her final season at Northern Kentucky University in her backyard was the perfect way to end her college basketball career. The former Anderson High School standout transferred to the Norse after three seasons playing for Wright State University. A combination of playing closer to home and having the opportunity to be coached by long-time Lady Norse head coach Nancy Winstel made for the right situation. “It was great. My parents have been a big part of my basketball career. They came to games at Wright State…but this was perfect, just 10 minutes down the road. Family and friends could come without the hassle of driving up north.” And Bennett relished her time playing for Winstel, who retired at the end of last season. “I had a fun year and learned a lot from playing for (her),” Bennett said. “I’ve continued to keep in touch with her even though she’s not the coach anymore. She’s one of those coaches that will truly do anything and everything for you on and off the court.” Bennett graduated from Anderson in 2008, where she scored 1,157 career points. She holds the singlegame school record for most three-pointers in a

Maria Bennett resumed her role as a 3-point threat during her college career after a stellar prep career at Anderson High School. THANKS TO KELLI MARKSBURY/NKU ATHLETICS game with eight, and also ranks 15th all time in the Ohio High School Athletic Association’s record book for career three-pointers with 219. She has fond memories of her days suiting up for the Redskins and often thinks about the good times she had dropping 3-point bombs on opponents at the Anderson gym. “I loved playing for Anderson. Those records mean a lot to me,” Bennett said. “My goal was to beat those records in school and I’m proud of myself that I did it and I’m glad I played at Anderson while I did it.” Bennett kept her “sharpshooter” tag in the college ranks as well. She shot 34 percent (190-of-566) from the three-point while playing for the Raiders. In January 2011, she sank eight three-pointers against Valparaiso. For her senior season











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» Newport 2012 graduate Rob Engram will play basketball for UC Clermont next year. Engram will commit in a ceremony at Newport July 23.


» On Friday, Aug. 10, Highlands’ football team will host Louisville Trinity

for a scrimmage game. Kickoff will be 7 p.m. Cost at gate will be $6 for adults, $4 children. Passes will be accepted. Highlands and Trinity are tied for the most state championships in Kentucky history.

NKU notes

» Basketball season tickets for Northern Kentucky University’s inaugural campaign as a Division I member are now on sale. Season tickets for all men’s and women’s home games, played in The Bank of Kentucky Center, are available : COACHES ($150 per seat): A $50 donation to the Norse Athletics Club, plus a ticket price of $100, will provide tickets to all home games. Ticket holders can also gain access to the Vault for an additional $50 per seat. BANKERS ($250 per seat): A donation of $125 to the Norse Athletics Club, plus a ticket price of $125, will provide tickets to all home games as well as complimentary access to

the Vault. An additional benefit is the opportunity to purchase pre-sale tickets for other events in The Bank of Kentucky Center. COURTSIDE ($550 per seat)- SOLD OUT, WAITING LIST AVAILABLE: A donation of $375 to the Norse Athletics Club, plus a ticket price of $175, will provide tickets to all home games, complimentary access to the Vault and luxury courtside seating. A new feature in 201213 is an NKU faculty/staff discount. Current staff can purchase Coaches Club tickets for $140 ($50 donation, $90 ticket price) or Bankers Club seats for $235 each ($125 NAC donation, $110 ticket price) All courtside seats for 2012-13 are sold out. Contact Alicia Lawrence at (859) 5727894 or . One parking pass will be issued per account, and additional passes can be purchased for $50 each. Current season ticket holders will receive invoices in early September .

SIDELINES Golf outing The Golf Courses of Kenton County will host a golf outing benefiting the American Diabetes Association. The Randy Holmes Golf Outing will be 4 p.m. Monday, July 23, at Championship Fox Run Golf Course. Entry fee for the nine-hole event is $26.50 per player. Post outing fees are $25 and include food, awards, ceremonies, and entertainment. Registration due July 20. Call Randy at 859-912-0815.

Golf tournament

Eight volunteers are needed for the golf regional tournament 2-6 p.m. Sunday, July 22, at Kenton County Golf Course. Contact Mark Staggs at

Celebrity game Fraternal Order of Police/ Celebrity Game will be 6 p.m. Thursday, July 26, at the The Florence Lions. Admission is $5. This game will be played by the FOP, celebrities and Special Olympics of Northern Kentucky athletes playing in a unified game. The host is Joe Walter.

All profits benefit SONKY. For more information, contact Cindy Fischer at or Jana Ison

Golf outing Northern Kentucky's Sport Hall of Fame Golf Outing will be 7:30 a.m. Saturday, July 21, at Devou Park Golf Course. Cost is $55 per player or $220 per foursome. Contact Jack Aynes at 859491-2587 or Joe Brennan at 859-384-2411.

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9/11 Memorial needs your support

Sept. 11, 2001, a day that none of us will ever forget. The day that Americans were changed, forever. We must never forget the tragedy of that day and the days and years that have followed. Innocent people died that day, families lost loved ones, firefighters, police officers and first responders gave their lives, trying to save complete strangers. Service above self. The lives of their families are forever changed as Lou Hartfiel well. COMMUNITY Within that RECORDER GUEST COLUMNIST huge pile of ash, charred remnants of steel remained. Realizing this is all that remained of the Twin Towers; the steel was recovered and dedicated for the purpose of memorialization. The Crescent-Villa Fire Department worked tirelessly to acquire one of only 1,000 pieces of World Trade Center steel. While more than 10,000 requests were received, our local fire department was truly blessed to acquire a piece which is a 4-by-2 foot I-beam, a structural support for those iconic buildings. For now, this I-beam is on display at the firehouse and travels to schools and public forums to remind us of 9/11. Soon, this treasured steel will be included with the Northern Kentucky 9/11 Memorial which


An artist’s rendering of the Northern Kentucky 9/11 Memorial. PROVIDED will be located at the Crescent Springs Community Park, next to the Kenton County Veterans Memorial which is at the corner of Buttermilk Pike and Collins Road. This memorial will be made of granite and will record the timeline of events that horrible day. The base will be in the shape of the Pentagon and will include sculptures and etchings. The history of events will be forever engraved in stone. Additionally, there will be two black granite towers, 12 feet tall surrounded by granite rubble, reflecting how our world crumbled that day. Centered therein, this steel beam will rise up out of the rubble reflecting

Tragedy in a sea of silence The Jerry Sandusky case is a tragic reminder of what occurs daily in communities across this nation and in Northern Kentucky. Children are being sexually abused, exploited, physically abused and neglected, and they are waiting for adults – any adult – to stand up and protect them. The Northern Kentucky Children’s Advocacy Center, Women’s Crisis Center and The Vickie Family NurturHenderson ing Center are three nonprofit COMMUNITY RECORDER GUEST organizations COLUMNIST in Northern Kentucky committed to helping and healing children and families who have experienced child abuse. The victims in the Sandusky trial had the courage to speak out. That isn’t always the case, and so often, adults who suspect abuse remain silent, compounding the tragedy as well as the impact. As adults, we must understand the risks and the signs of child abuse. We need to talk openly with our children about their bodies and safety. We need to let children know we are interested in understanding their friendships, their relationships, their feelings and their lives. We need to minimize oneon-one contact between adults and children. We need to advocate for children, taking the time to talk to organizations about their child

abuse prevention policies. Most important, we need to get involved and trust our instincts. This is the role of every adult in every situation: When an adult suspects abuse, it simply must be reported. Silence is not an option! The Penn State tragedy started when the first child was hurt, and it continued amid a sea of silence. The final tragedy was that the victims grew into adults and continued to suffer – again, in silence – for years. As three organizations that serve children and families in Northern Kentucky, we want every adult in Northern Kentucky to take a stand and say this will not happen to our children, in our families and in our communities. For information on each of the organizations identified and for evidence-based child abuse prevention programs that each organization offers, please visit our websites: » Northern Kentucky Children’s Advocacy Center: » Women’s Crisis Center: » Family Nurturing Center: Vickie A. Henderson, Northern Kentucky Children’s Advocacy Center executive director; Marsha Croxton is Women’s Crisis Center executive director; and Jane Herms if Family Nurturing executive director.



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that our love for this country cannot be destroyed. Additionally, there will be engraved benches, trees and beautiful landscaping. It is our desire to record history, teach our youth of their sacrifices and to restore patriotism. As you can see, this endeavor is monumental. Some of our donations are gifts by community-minded corporate sponsors for which we are grateful. Our hopes are that each of you will join with us in our capital campaign. We want the citizens of this great community to take ownership in this memorial, to rally together and support this great cause.

There are approximately 389,000 residents in Boone, Campbell and Kenton counties. If just 40 percent of these individuals gave a minimum of $1, the memorial would be paid for. It is that simple. With your support of just a dollar, we can complete this memorial, honor those who perished and respect the sacrifices of their families. May each of us live a life worthy of their sacrifice. For additional information about this memorial or ways you can help, please feel free to contact Lou Hartfiel at 859-8161516 or Nancy Holian at 859-3424300. Because we are a 501(c)3 organization, your contributions

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are tax-deductible. Please make your check payable to the Kenton County Veterans 9/11 Memorial and mail it to Northern Kentucky 911 Memorial 739 Buttermilk Pike Crescent Springs, KY 41017 Winston Churchill once said “You make a living by what you get; you make a life by what you give.” Please join our patriotic team and give today. Lou Hartfiel of Crescent Springs and Nancy J. Holian of Florence serve on the Northern Kentucky 9/11 Memorial Committee.

Ky. needs more adequate tax revenues I agree with Col Owens. He’s right to say that Kentucky’s tax system needs to be modernized. We definitely need to distribute the total tax burden more fairly. But we also need to be sure our taxes are adequate. Today, after years of devastating spending cuts, we need even more revenue to address the evolving needs of the 21st century. This problem of inadequate revenue has to be addressed if we are to maintain, much less grow, our standard of living. Our current tax system does not provide adequate funds for essential services such as education, public health, economic development, health care, transportation, infrastructure and energy. These are critical for our continued economic growth and quality of life. The state general fund has remained relatively flat since 2008, while needs in all of these areas have grown. Infrastructure costs alone are daunting, but so are exploding costs for education at all levels, for health care, pensions, fuel costs, and for safety net supports for those who are unemployed or underemployed. Our revenue system is dependent primarily on the income and sales taxes. Our state income tax was estab-

lished in 1936 and since 1950 has been essentially a flat tax of about 6 percent on almost all income. Evelyn Tackett It does not have the flexCOMMUNITY RECORDER GUEST ibility to capCOLUMNIST ture income increases resulting from economic growth and inflation since 1950. This inflexibility produces what economists call a “structural deficit.” Having a structural deficit means our shortfalls are not due to economic downturns but rather to internal structural or design problems. Under our current system, an income tax will never meet our needs. The sales tax also contributes to the problem of inadequate revenue, but in a different way. The base for Kentucky sales tax is comprised almost exclusively of goods, which were the basis of most economic transactions when the tax was established. As our economy has shifted away from manufacturing and the production of goods, toward services; services have not generally been added to the sales tax base. This means a growing volume of economic transactions escape taxation altogether.

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I think several things need to be done. 1. The income tax needs to be made more progressive, with a new higher bracket for high income earners. This would increase fairness and flexibility, and increase revenue. 2. Itemized deductions which primarily help highincome taxpayers could be capped, eliminated, or phased out at higher income levels. 3. The sales tax should be expanded to include additional services, to reflect shifts in the economy. These recommendations are easy to say but not easy to achieve, especially in the present anti-tax environment. But ignoring our problems will not solve them. We need enlightened leaders who see our circumstances clearly and who tell us the truth. We need to hear what is wrong and talk about what needs to be done. I’m glad Governor Beshear has initiated a commission to review our tax system and to make recommendations. I hope Kentuckians will follow its progress, engage in the discussions and support proposals that improve our common quality of life. Evelyn K. Tackett, of Park Hills, is director of the North Central Area Health Education Center.

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By Chris Mayhew

Amanda Meeker of Independence wears an NKU shirt while tandem skydiving with an instructor in Frankfurt, Ind. Meeker submitted the photo to NKU Athletics for the "Proud to be in #NorseNation" Facebook photo contest running from July 2-Sept. 4. THANKS TO NKU



rom skydiving to the Great Wall of China, Northern Kentucky University fans are putting their Norse pride on display in a Facebook photo contest for the run-up to the first Division I game this fall. The “Proud to be in #NorseNation” summer 2012 photo contest runs from July 2 until Sept. 4 when the women’s soccer team will host Xavier University. “It’s just submitting photos of yourself in your Norse gear,” said Stephanie West, coordinator of athletic marketing and promotions for NKU. The idea is to generate some additional excitement and buzz for the inaugural Division I game, West said. People’s “likes” of the photos on the NKU Athletics Facebook page will count as votes for the top prize. The photo with the most votes over the summer will win a pair of season tickets for both men’s and women’s basketball games. Email photo contest submissions to Stephanie West at Alexandria resident Kim Klei said she graduated from NKU in 1996 – and is therefore a fan. Klei said she regularly takes her children to men’s and women’s basketball games, and is hoping to win season tickets through the contest. Klei said her son Andrew Harmon will be a sophomore at NKU in the fall. “I’m very excited about the move to Division I,” she said. “In fact, I’m encouraging all my friends who went to NKU by telling them they all have to go to a game with me.” Amanda Meeker of Independence said the pink NKU shirt she wore while skydiving in June that’s in her contest photo is one of her favorite pieces of NKU apparel. Meeker said she has attended a couple of basketball games, and wants to see more NKU sporting events. “Beyond sporting events I support Norse Nation in both my full-time capacity and as a student in the Masters in Public Ad-

Twin 6-year-old sisters Augrie, left, and Bailey Klei of Alexandria receive a hug from "Victor E. Viking" Northern Kentucky University's Norse mascot during the Feb. 11 "Take A Kid to the Game Day." THANKS TO NKU

Kayline Steinmetz, of Amelia, Ohio, raises her arms atop the Grreat Wall of China while wearing NKU gear in a photo she submitted for the Proud to be in the #NorseNation Facebook summer 2012 photo contest. Steinmetz is a softball player for NKU, and wnd was named 2012 GLVC Co-Freshman of the Year and is the new leader in NKU single-season home runs. THANKS TO NKU From left, Flynn Ashley, left, a senior at NKU in August 2011, and Fort Thomas resident Jeff Iker, right, participate in a welcome to campus gold, black and white paint war on the intramural fields behind the residential halls1. Iker is NKU's coordinator of new student orientation and a 2005 graduate of NKU. THANKS TO NKU

Kay Boggs, daughter of Baton Rouge, La., resident and NKU alumni Christopher Boggs, dines on broccoli prior to an NKU game in a photo submitted for the Proud to be in #NorseNation summer 2012 photo contest. THANKS TO NKU

ministration program,” she said. Christopher Boggs, a president of Student Government Association from 1999-2000, sent several photos of his daughter Kay in for the contest. In one photo Kay is 5 months old with mascot “Victor E. Viking.” Boggs, a native of New Orleans, La., said he is excited to bring both of his daughters to Division 1 games and pass on his NKU experience to them. Boggs now lives in Baton Rouge where

is a financial executive. “NKU changed my life and allowed me to fail, grow, and learn in an invigorating environment,” he said. Boggs said it was awesome experiencing the men’s basketball team playing for two Division II National Championships and watching Paul Cluxton set the NCAA record for consecutive free throws that still stands. “Then seeing our women win the NCAA National Champion-

ship and being a part of that as a student, was for lack of a better phrase, game changing,” Boggs said. Jeff Iker of Fort Thomas submitted a photo from August 2011 when he participated in a welcome to campus week gold, black and white paint war. “About 30 folks just kind of ran around and sprayed paint in each other on the intramural fields,” he said. Iker graduated from NKU in

2005, and now works as the coordinator of new student orientation. He is also a graduate of Highlands High School. Iker said he loved standing near the basket at Regents Hall and yelling “Aflac” in the voice of the duck from television commercials to district opponents. Iker said he now has second row season tickets seats at the Bank of Kentucky Center to yell his cheers. “So, I’m still pretty effective,” he said.

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THINGS TO DO IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD FRIDAY, JULY 20 Art Exhibits Liquids in Motion, 10 a.m.-10 p.m., Art on the Levee Gallery, Newport on the Levee, Unique collection of liquid collisions and splashes caught in the blink of an eye, occurring in less than one ten-thousandth of a second. Using specialized high speed digital studio lighting and highly accurate timing devices, various liquids are caught colliding with solid surfaces and other materials creating dramatic displays of art. Free. 859-261-5770; Newport. Music and Dance Art Exhibit, 11 a.m.-9 p.m., Art on the Levee Gallery, Newport on the Levee, Multiple locals art styles and mediums. Free. Through July 31. 859-261-5770. Newport.

The Florence Freedom will play against the Lake Erie Crushers 6:05 p.m. Sunday, July 22 and 7:05 p.m. Monday through Tuesday, July 23-24 at Champion Window Field in Florence. For more information, visit or call 859-594-HITS. Pictured is Liberty, one of Freedoms' mascots, starting a game with a cheer. FILE PHOTO

Dance Classes Belly Dance A-Z with Maali Shaker, 8:30-9:30 p.m., Locomotion on the Levee, 1 Levee Way, Beginner dancers follow Maali’s class progression to develop beautiful and fluid exotic belly dance moves. Intermediate and advanced dancers shown layering, spins, turns and arm techniques to improve their dance. $12. Through Dec. 14. 859-261-5770; Newport.

ABOUT CALENDAR MainStrasse Antiques, Etc. will be 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday July 22, at Sixth and Main streets in Covington. For more information, visit or call 859-491-0458. THANKS TO DONNA KREMER Newport.

Drink Tastings

Literary - Libraries

Wine Tasting, 5-9 p.m., StoneBrook Winery, 6570 Vineyard Lane, Stonebrook is on the Northern Kentucky Back Roads Wine Trail. Pick up passport at one of five wineries and get it validated at each winery for a gift. Five for $5 on Saturday and Sundays. $2.50 Friday: two free wineglasses with case purchase. Family friendly. 859-635-0111; Camp Springs.

Adventure Club: Water Show Finale, 4 p.m., Fort ThomasCarrico Branch Library, 1000 Highland Ave., Bring towel or wear bathing suit. Ages 6-11. Free. Presented by Campbell County Public Library. 859-5725033; Fort Thomas.

Tuesday, July 24 Art Exhibits

Festivals St. Mary of the Assumption Festival, 6 p.m.-midnight Live entertainment by Decket at 7 p.m. Supervised children’s movie air-conditioned gym at 8:30 p.m., St. Mary of the Assumption, 8246 E. Main St., Games, rides, food, raffles and booths for all ages. Grand Raffle features three cash prizes totaling $3,100. Free. Presented by St. Mary of the Assumption Parish. 859-635-4188; Alexandria.

The Behringer -Crawford Museum presents Sol del Caribe 7-9 p.m.Thursday, July 26 at Devou Park in Covington as part of Music @ BCM. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for children 3-12. For more information, call 859-491-4003 or visit Pictured is Sol del Caribe. THANKS TO GARY JOHNSTON

Music - Jazz

Special Events

Norman Connors, 8 p.m. With Tom Browne and Azar Lawrence. Doors open 7 p.m., The Thompson House, 24 E. Third St., $25. 859-261-7469; Newport.

Cincinnality Show Taping, 7 p.m., Newport on the Levee, 1 Levee Way, The Studios. Talk and variety show. Hosted by Dean Miuccio, Randi Douglas and Amanda. Music by the Cincinnality Band. Ages 18 and up. Free. 859-291-0550; Newport.

Music - Rock Ruckus, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., JerZee’s Pub and Grub, 708 Monmouth St., Free. 859-491-3500; Newport.

turns up dead. The audience gets to play detective, solve the crime with five possible endings. $17, $14 seniors and students. Presented by Falcon Theater. Through Aug. 4. 513-479-6783; Newport.



Art Exhibits

Day Hike, 2-3 p.m., Campbell County Environmental Education Center, 1261 Race Track Road, Find out what kind of trees are along the trail. Spot animal tracks and try to guess what made them. With Aubree Forrer, Campbell County Environmental Education assistant. Registration required. Presented by Campbell County. 859-5722600; Alexandria.

Liquids in Motion, 10 a.m.-10 p.m., Art on the Levee Gallery, Free. 859-261-5770; Newport. Music and Dance Art Exhibit, 11 a.m.-9 p.m., Art on the Levee Gallery, Free. 859-261-5770. Newport.

On Stage - Comedy Don D.C. Curry, 8-10:30 p.m., Funny Bone Comedy Club, Newport on the Levee, $20. 859-957-2000; Newport.

On Stage - Theater The Foreigner, 8 p.m., NKU Corbett Auditorium, Nunn Drive, While accompanying his friend, "Froggy" LeSeuer on a weekend fishing trip in Georgia, Charlie soon finds himself in way over his head in this nonstop, hilarious play. Dinner begins 1 1/2 hours before show. $30. Presented by Commonwealth Theatre Company. Through July 22. 859-572-5464; Highland Heights. How Do You Spell M-U-R-DE-R?, 8 p.m., Monmouth Theatre, 636 Monmouth St., This 1920s caper rolls into action when two couples arrive on a paddlewheel steamboat, headed for Cincinnati. An unexpected guest also arrives on the levee, and one of the guests

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

Festivals St. Mary of the Assumption Festival, 5 p.m.-midnight Chicken dinners served in airconditioned cafeteria 4-7:30 p.m. Night at the Races on center stage at 8 p.m., St. Mary of the Assumption, Free. 859635-4188; Alexandria.

Literary - Libraries Teen Dinner and Dessert Cooking Contest, 2 p.m., Cold Spring Branch Library, 3920 Alexandria Pike, Prepare favorite dessert or dinner recipe and enter it to win prizes. Bring copies to share and collect recipes for your collection. Ages 11-18. Free. Reservations required. Presented by Campbell County Public Library. 859-7816166; Cold Spring.

Literary - Signings Judy Burris and Wayne Richards, 1-2:30 p.m., Blue Marble Books, 1356 S. Fort Thomas Ave., Secret Garden. Authors

discuss and sign "Nature’s Notes: Bite-Sized Learning and Projects for All Ages.". Free. 859-781-0602. Fort Thomas.

Music - Rock Webster/Devoto Band, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., JerZee’s Pub and Grub, 708 Monmouth St., Free. 853-4913500. Newport.

Nature Aquatic Ecology, 3-4 p.m., Campbell County Environmental Education Center, 1261 Race Track Road, Find out what’s living in the lake. We will be doing water testing and looking for aquatic life. Dress for water. Registration required. Presented by Campbell County. 859-5722600; Alexandria.

On Stage - Comedy Don D.C. Curry, 7:30-10 p.m., Funny Bone Comedy Club, $20. 859-957-2000; Newport.

On Stage - Theater The Foreigner, 8 p.m., NKU Corbett Auditorium, $30. 859572-5464; boxoffice. Highland Heights.

Recreation Three Hours of Total Bliss in the Trees, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., A.J. Jolly Park, 100 Lakeview Drive, Learn how to climb, rappel and more. $27 advance. Presented by EarthJoy. 859-653-2907; Alexandria.

Schools Garage Sale, 9 a.m.-noon, Highlands Middle School, 2350 Memorial Parkway, Multi-family garage sale to benefit eighth grade Washington D.C. field trip. 859-781-5900. Fort Thomas.

Tours Newport Gangster Tour, 4:30-6:30 p.m., Gangsters Dueling Piano Bar, 18 E. Fifth St., Two-hour tour begins with two gangster guides leading highenergy presentation inside old casino followed by walking tour of historic sites. $20. 859-4918000. Newport.

SUNDAY, JULY 22 Art Exhibits Liquids in Motion, noon-6 p.m., Art on the Levee Gallery,

Free. 859-261-5770; Newport. Music and Dance Art Exhibit, 11 a.m.-9 p.m., Art on the Levee Gallery, Free. 859-261-5770. Newport.

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Liquids in Motion, 11 a.m.-9 p.m., Art on the Levee Gallery, Free. 859-261-5770; Newport. Music and Dance Art Exhibit, 11 a.m.-9 p.m., Art on the Levee Gallery, Free. 859-261-5770. Newport.

Literary - Libraries Adventure Club: Water Show Finale, 2 p.m., Newport Branch Library, 901 E. Sixth St., Bring towel or wear bathing suit. Free. Presented by Campbell County Public Library. 859-5725035; Newport.

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

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Edible Plants, 5-6 p.m., Campbell County Environmental Education Center, 1261 Race Track Road, Walk around the trails to learn about different plants in the area that are safe to eat. Registration required. Presented by Campbell County. 859-572-2600; Alexandria.

Liquids in Motion, 11 a.m.-9 p.m., Art on the Levee Gallery, Free. 859-261-5770; Newport. Music and Dance Art Exhibit, 11 a.m.-9 p.m., Art on the Levee Gallery, Free. 859-261-5770. Newport.

On Stage - Comedy Don D.C. Curry, 7:30 p.m., Funny Bone Comedy Club, $20. 859-957-2000; Newport.

On Stage - Theater The Foreigner, 6:30 p.m., NKU Corbett Auditorium, $30. 859572-5464; boxoffice. Highland Heights. How Do You Spell M-U-R-DE-R?, 3 p.m., Monmouth Theatre, $17, $14 seniors and students. 513-479-6783; Newport.

Special Events Humanity Outpost, 3 p.m. Closing celebration., World Peace Bell Center, 425 York St., Sculptural celebration of peace and humanity. Cultural event to revitalize communities through the celebration and appreciation of the arts. Presented by Malton Art Gallery. 513-3218614; Newport. Monday, July 23

Art Exhibits Liquids in Motion, 11 a.m.-9 p.m., Art on the Levee Gallery, Free. 859-261-5770; Newport. Music and Dance Art Exhibit, 11 a.m.-9 p.m., Art on the Levee Gallery, Free. 859-261-5770. Newport.

Karaoke and Open Mic Karaoke at Jefferson Hall, 9 p.m., Jefferson Hall, 1 Levee Way, Suite 2118, 859-491-6200;

Business Meetings Campbell County Rotary Meeting, noon-1 p.m., Highland Country Club, 931 Alexandria Pike, Weekly meetings include presentations for local organizations and discussions on how to provide service to those in Campbell County and beyond. Family friendly. Free. Presented by Campbell County Rotary Club. Through Dec. 26. 859-635-5088. Fort Thomas.

Karaoke and Open Mic Always a Star Karaoke, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., Raniero’s, 28 Martha Layne Collins Blvd., 859-4427437; Cold Spring.

Recreation The Northern Kentucky Poker Tour, 7-10 p.m., Saddle Club, 2487 Dixie Highway, Nightly qualifier. Winner receives certificate to semi-finals. Cash and prizes including seat to 2013 WSOP in Las Vegas including airfare/hotel/spending money. Ages 21 and up. Free for spectators. Presented by The Northern Kentucky Poker Tour. 440-2180559; Fort Mitchell.

THURSDAY, JULY 26 Art Exhibits Liquids in Motion, 11 a.m.-9 p.m., Art on the Levee Gallery, Free. 859-261-5770; Newport. Music and Dance Art Exhibit, 11 a.m.-9 p.m., Art on the Levee Gallery, Free. 859-261-5770. Newport.

Business Seminars Rekindle Pre-Business Orientation, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Newport Branch Library, 901 E. Sixth St., Discuss how to avoid common mistakes made by many people considering small business ownership. Ages 18 and up. Free. Presented by Campbell County Public Library. 859-655-2946; Newport.

Karaoke and Open Mic Karaoke, 9 p.m., Olde Fort Thomas Pub, 1041 S. Fort Thomas Ave., Free. 859-441-1927. Fort Thomas.

Literary - Libraries Adventure Club: Water Show Finale, 4 p.m., Cold Spring Branch Library, 3920 Alexandria Pike, Bring towel or wear bathing suit. Ages 6-11. Free. Reservations required. Presented by Campbell County Public Library. 859-781-6166; Cold Spring.

Music - Acoustic Edgewood-Fort Mitchell Unplugged, 6:30-9 p.m., Presidents Park, 281 Dudley Road, Madison Shelter. Jam session with song leaders and singers to lead through folk, country rock and blues. Refreshments, music and chords provided. Free. Presented by Edgewood-Fort Mitchell Unplugged. 513-5322128; Edgewood.

Music - Cabaret Don Fangman, 6:30-9 p.m., Knotty Pine On The Bayou, 6302 Licking Pike, Don Fangman sings Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Tony Bennett, Neil Diamond, Michael Buble and Andrea Bocelli. Free. 859-7812200. Cold Spring.

Music - Concerts Live at the Levee, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Doghouse., Newport on the Levee, 1 Levee Way, Riverwalk Plaza. Summer concert series. May 17-July 19 events benefit The WAVE Foundation. Free. 859-815-1389; Newport.

Music - World Alpen Echos, 7:30-11:30 p.m., Hofbrauhaus, 200 E. Third St., 859-491-7200; Newport.

On Stage - Comedy Tony Rock, 8 p.m. $15., Funny Bone Comedy Club, Newport on the Levee, Comedian and brother of entertainer Chris Rock. 859-957-2000; Newport.

Recreation The Northern Kentucky Poker Tour, 7-10 p.m., Buffalo Wings & Rings, 2440 High St., Nightly qualifier. Winner receives certificate to semi-finals. Cash and prizes including seat to 2013 WSOP in Las Vegas including airfare/hotel/spending money. Ages 21 and up. Free for spectators. Presented by The Northern Kentucky Poker Tour. 440-2180559; Crescent Springs.


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Good dishes come from heirloom recipes

Greyhound Tavern’s Pasta Gabriel

Mary Ann Wainscott, owner with her husband Butch, of this historic Northern Kentucky restaurant, shared this heirloom recipe. She told me “People absolutely love it.” I’ve given my approximate equivalents next to ingredients. Made fresh per serving. 5 oz. angel hair pasta, cooked 1 oz. (2 tablespoons) olive oil 1 tablespoon butter 3 oz. mushrooms, sliced 1 teaspoon minced garlic 2 oz. green onions, about ¼ cup, chopped 2 oz. tomatoes (1 small tomato), diced Salt and pepper to taste Chicken or shrimp (optional)

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Betty Crocker’s impossible pumpkin pie features a crust that doesn’t require rolling. THANKS TO RITA HEIKENFELD.

Put olive oil, butter and mushrooms in a sauté pan. Sauté these with a little salt to get them started. Then add garlic, green onions and, last, the tomatoes so they don’t overcook. When the tomatoes are warm, add pasta. Served with blackened chicken or shrimp. Chicken (boneless skinless, 6 oz.) is broiled and blackened and cut in strips. Shrimp (5 oz.) is broiled in a little butter and salt and pepper and small amount of white wine. All is tossed several times so flavors are mixed.

Preheat oven to 350 and spray 9-inch pie plate. Blend all ingredients. Bake 35-40 minutes or until knife inserted in center comes out clean. Refrigerate until chilled, a few hours. Serve with whipped cream. Serves 6.

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2 large eggs

Brown beef in a small amount of oil. Cover with water, ginger, garlic, soy sauce and onion. Cover and simmer about 2-3 hours, until tender, adding water as needed, about 1 cup. Or roast, covered, in 225 degree oven. Remove

meat. Add cornstarch mixture to sauce and stir until thick. (May need to add a bit more cornstarch dissolved in a small amount of cold water). Serves 6.


recipes that has stood the test of time. I continue to get requests for it, even in the summer. Yummy over mashed potatoes or noodles. For Carol Ann, who said this is her husband’s favorite pot roast.


Each year, my neighbor, Sandy Shelton, gifts me with one of her mother’s heirloom monkey face flowers. The leaves are a dark purplish green and the flowers do resemble a monkey face (with a bit of imagination) and they are a gorgeous shade of light purple. (Check out my blog for a photo). This plant is precious to her and her siblings since they represent a Rita family’s Heikenfeld history of RITA’S KITCHEN passing down those things that have meaning. That’s why I treasure my mom’s mint and send each child off with a sprig to plant on their own, much like mom did. And I can’t make jelly or jam without using my motherin-law Clara’s preserving spoon. She inherited it from her mom, and it’s a simple design made of cast metal with a long handle, and an angled bottom, just perfect for stirring jelly from the sides and bottom of the pan. Food is like that, too. Seems like the recipes we enjoy most are those with a history, like the ones I’m sharing today.




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Tickets on sale for fireworks party Community Recorder Newport on the Levee is throwing an exclusive party for Riverfest. Riverfest Party on the Plaza is a private, gated event held within a party tent on the Levee’s Riverfront Plaza, next to the Newport Aquarium, from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 2. Tickets to the event include access to the party tent, live music, dinner-by-the-bite, drink tickets, and free parking. Tickets are limited. Tickets are $100 per

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through its gears. She tells me, ‘I can’t drive it,’” Hensley said. Hensley says he realized Howard the van Ain was purHEY HOWARD! chased “As Is,” but says, “When they sell you a car there they say you have a 30-day unwritten warranty. It says ‘As Is’ on the paperwork but then they tell you, ‘Hey, if anything is wrong with it we stand behind our autos. We’ll give you 30-days.’” Hensley had paid Mike Weinle at Michael J’s Auto Sales $2,800 for the vehicle and took it back to him. Hensley says Weinle checked over the van. “He says, ‘Oh, it was just low on transmission fluid.’” But Hensley says while driving the van back to Walton he noticed the same problem occurred. This time, Hen-

Community Recorder The class of 1947 from Holmes High School is planning a luncheon to celebrate its 65th year since graduating.



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How to stop potato bugs beetle is notorious for its ability to rapidly develop resistance to insecticides that are Mike used reKlahr peatedly HORTICULTURE for control. CONCERNS This has been a serious problem on the East Coast for some time, and is becoming more of a problem in Kentucky. With a limited number of insecticides available, some homeowners

feel they have exhausted their control options when it becomes resistant to one or more insecticides, such as Sevin. Colorado potato beetles overwinter in the soil as adults. They become active in the spring as temperatures rise and begin to feed on weeds and early planted potatoes. Female beetles lay orange-yellow eggs in batches of about two dozen on the underside of the leaves. Each female can lay 500 or more eggs over a four to five week period. Eggs hatch in four to

nine days and the larvae begin to feed on potato foliage. The larvae are humpbacked with two rows of black spots on each side. They usually feed in groups and damage can be severe, reducing yield and even killing plants. The larval stage lasts two to three weeks. Full grown larvae burrow in the ground to pupate. In five to 10 days, the adult beetle emerges. This insect can go from egg to adult in as little as 21 days. The newly emerged adult female feeds for a few days before egg-laying

begins. There are two to three generations each year. If foliar sprays are used, an effort should be made to treat just after most eggs have hatched but before serious plant damage occurs. It is important to rotate pesticides to prevent resistance from building up within the beetle population. For example, use Imidan one week, Sevin the next, then New Spectracide, then Methoxychlor. Azatin, an insect growth regulator, may also be used. An extract of

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the seed of the neem tree, Azatin prevents the potato beetle larvae from developing normally. Bacillus thuringiensis tenebrionis (B.t.) is an organic spray that’s effective against small larvae (less than ¼ inch) and should be applied at egg hatch or when small larvae are first seen. Mike Klahr is a Boone County extension agent.

Philanthropists honored with Voice of Giving awards Community Recorder The Greater Cincinnati Planned Giving Council presented Voices of Giving Awards to Fort Thomas residents, Patty and Nancy Wagner for their contributions to the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and CET; and Northern Kentucky University (NKU) philanthropists, the late Dr. Frank and Virginia Stallings. They are among 24 honorees to have received Voices of Giving Awards. Patty and Nancy have given of their time and resources to both organizations. Action Auction volunteers for more than 20 years, the Wagner sisters, now have the important responsibility of scheduling more than 1,500 donations to CET’s largest fundraiser. Additionally, they hold

Sue Ellen Stuebing, Patty Wagner, Nancy Wagner and David Fogarty. THANKS TO LISA DESATNIK leadership roles for CET’s Gala, and joined its legacy society (CET Visionaries) with generous bequests. The symphony values the sisters for serving on Gala and Parties of Note committees, contributing bequests and having joined its Thomas Schippers Society. Nancy also serves on the symphony’s board of directors. The Stallings were high-

ly esteemed faculty at Northern. During Frank’s tenure, he served as the chairman of the Literature Department, president of the Friends of Steely Library, and faculty regent. Virginia taught in the Communication Department, served as president of the Staff Congress, and made it her mission to ensure staff be represented as voting members on the Board of

Regents. The Stallings established the Virginia and Frank Stalling English Scholarship several years ago with proceeds from a bequest they received; and later added to it after Frank’s passing. The 14th annual Voices of Giving Awards were presented by PNC. The Greater Cincinnati Planned Giving Council is a professional association

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Question: Potato bugs are eating the leaves of my potato plants, and even the tomatoes and peppers. I have used Sevin, but I think the bugs actually like the taste of it. Answer: The common black and yellow-striped “potato bug” is the most serious insect pest of potatoes. Both the striped beetle and the black-spotted, red larva feed on potato leaves. In addition to potato, Colorado potato beetle can be a serious pest of tomato, eggplant and pepper. The Colorado potato



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One of the winning submissions from last year’s Frame Cincinnati Photo Contest. The theme was “motion,” and the piece, Watching Over Heroes, was taken at Covington Landing by Barb Gabbard. THANKS TO BARB GABBARD

Cincinnati Library hosts photo contest Community Recorder

The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County is participating in FotoFocus Cincinnati, a monthlong biennial celebration spotlighting independently programmed exhibitions of historical and contemporary photography and lens-based art, which will be held in October. To celebrate, they are going to showcase works from some of the region’s best photographers. Through July 31, photographers can enter the Frame

Class reunion planned Community Recorder Campbell County High School class of 1987 will host a 25-year reunion 8 p.m.-midnight Saturday, Sept. 29, at St. Phillip’s

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Getting your priorities straight “It’s time for you to get your priorities straight.” I think I heard my mother say this directly to, or about each and every one of her six (no, make that seven, my parents adopted my niece when she was just 5 years Julie House old) chilCOMMUNITY dren, RECORDER GUEST COLUMNIST including yours truly. I recently came across that phrase again, in a book about finding and aligning my purpose in life with God’s plans for me. Thinking I knew most of what the book would say, I read on hoping to find some nuggets of information that might spur me onto truly understanding God’s plan for “who I’m supposed to be when I grow up.” Although the strategies themselves were not surprising, changing my perspective about them (something the book proposes) was. For instance, we expect for God to be our first priority, but how many of us truly treat him as such. In other words, do we really spend quality time with him each and every day? If we’re not reading his word, the answer is a resounding No! The best way to get to know someone is to spend time with them and learn more about them. There’s no better place to learn more about God than his word. If he is our number one priority we must read his word. Need a place to start? Whatever the date your reading this article, start with that corresponding chapter in the book of Proverbs. Read one chapter a day and you will complete the book in one month. Secondly, if you’re married your spouse is your second priority. No, not your children; your


spouse was here first. Many of us struggle in this area claiming our spouse doesn’t give back the way we give to them. “He/she doesn’t appreciate all the things I do for him/her.” Let me ask you this question? Do your kids appreciate all that you do? Does your boss? Do you still manage to give them 110 percent hoping and praying that one day they will “see the light?” Thirdly, our children want and need us too. The problem is that with so many other demands for our time and energy we can barely keep up with the basics; feed them, bathe them, and put them to bed. Try this little exercise. Every day look for one way to show your children that you love them, actively. No, not buying them something, but doing something with or for them that shows them you are invested in them. My favorites are coloring with my 4-year old and surprising my older two with clean rooms, (normally they’re responsible for that one and I make it a point to let them know that I did it because I love them.) This week work to spend time with the people who mean the most to you in your life. And, actively do something that shows you love them. Hold hands, give hugs and kisses, and pray with them, realizing that the people in your life are a gift to be appreciated and loved. They are your “priority.” “Through wisdom a house is built, and by understanding it is established; by knowledge the rooms are filled with all precious and pleasant riches.” Proverbs 24:3-4 Julie House is a member of East Dayton Baptist Church and former resident of Campbell County. She graduated from NKU with her Bachelors Degree and is the Founder of Equipped Ministries.

Freedom hosts community night Community Recorder Every Tuesday night when the Florence Freedom are home, the team has partnered with different Northern Kentucky communities by hosting their night at the ballpark; giving discounts to residents and raising support for a charity that hits close to home. On Tuesday, July 24,

the city of Southgate, and residents of Wilder and Taylor Mill can take advantage of this discounted night while the team raises support for St. Vincent de Paul and The Salvation Army. The night is being hosted at the ballpark by Subway restaurants on US 42 in Florence and Fort Mitchell.

The mission of St. Vincent de Paul is to help people. They help by providing life’s necessities. They have 700,000 volunteers worldwide, with more than 300 of them in Northern Kentucky. The goal of The Salvation Army is to ‘do the most good’ with the resources entrusted to their care, in service to those of all ages, races, creeds and

lifestyles. To assist the St. Vincent de Paul and The Salvation Army, residents can enjoy $2 off $10 reserved tickets for the July 24 event online at Click the ‘community tab’ at the top for the discounted link. Then, the Freedom will donate $3 of every ticket sold to benefit these two causes.

Kentucky Arts Council awards grants Community Recorder The Kentucky Arts Council has awarded more than $1.7 million in operational support funding to 104 nonprofit arts and cultural organizations for fiscal year 2013, through the Kentucky Arts Partnership grant. The grant provides support to nonprofit or-

ganizations offering yearround arts services and programs directly for the benefit of the public. The competitive grant process funds applicants based on operating revenues, a panel review of applications, and funds available for the program. Partnership agencies vary in size and are located in rural, suburban and

urban communities. The Kentucky Arts Council, the state arts agency, creates opportunities for Kentuckians to value, participate in and benefit from the arts. Council funding is provided by the Kentucky General Assembly and the National Endowment for the Arts. The following is a list-

ing of 2013 local partnership organizations: Campbell Kentucky Symphony Orchestra, $19,623 Kenton The Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center, $30,697 Behringer-Crawford Museum, $18,328 My Nose Turns Red Theatre Company, $3,954

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SUMMER FESTIVALS JULY Browngrass Festival, July 21 Noon-11 p.m. Saturday, July 21, Rabbit Hash General Store, 10021 Lower River Road, Rabbit Hash. Twenty local and regional bands, food, vendors, a raffle. Benefits local radio station WNKU. $15. Boone County Heritage Day and Chalkfest July 21 (rain date July 28) 10 a.m.-3 p.m. See vintage farm equipment and old-time crafters in action. Listen to music and watch local artists create chalk masterpieces on the sidewalk. Tour the Boone County Historical Society's exhibit in the Old Clerk's Building behind the Administration Building in Burlington. Learn about

the heritage County. Free.



Dogs Day of Summer Art Fair, July 28-29 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, July 28, noon-5 p.m. Sunday, July 29, Rabbit Hash General Store, 10021 Lower River Road, Rabbit Hash. Artists and live music. Free.

AUGUST Glier’s Goettafest, Aug. 2-5 5-11 p.m. Thursday and Friday, Aug. 2-3, noon-11 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 4, noon-9 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 5, Newport Riverfront. Goetta prepared in many ways: reubens, omelets, pizza and more. Live music, games and rides.

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Pursuant to the regulations of the Public Service Commission (Commission), the Northern Kentucky Water District gives notice that it intends to adopt an adjustment in its water rates. The rates are proposed to be placed into effect in two annual adjustments. The first adjustment will become effective August 1, 2012, or when approved by the Commission, which is not expected until January 2013. The average customer bill* will be adjusted approximately 4.6 cents per day, or $1.37 per month, or $4.10 per quarter from $122.73 per quarter to $126.83 per quarter, for a 3.34% adjustment. The second adjustment will become effective on January 1, 2014, or a date approved by the Commission. The average customer bill will be adjusted approximately 4.3 cents per day, or $1.28 per month, or $3.84 per quarter from $126.83 to $130.67, for a 3.03% adjustment. The total adjustments over the two-year period are approximately 8.9 cents per day, or $2.65 per month, or $7.94 per quarter, for a total adjustment of 6.47%. Further information may be obtained from the Commission or the NKWD. The rates contained in this notice are the rates proposed by Northern Kentucky Water District. However, the Public Service Commission may order rates to be charged that differ from these proposed rates. Such action may result in rates for consumers other than rates in this notice. The rates proposed in this Notice may be modified by the Commission. Such action by the Commission may result in the rates being higher or lower than those proposed by the NKWD. Any corporation, association, body politic or person may by timely motion, within 30 days of this Notice, request intervention in this case. Intervention beyond the 30 day period may be granted for good cause shown. The Motion must be submitted to the Public Service Commission, 211 Sower Blvd., Box 615, Frankfort, Ky. 40602 and should state the grounds for the request, including the interest and status of the party. Interveners may obtain copies of the Application and any testimony filed by contacting the NKWD at the address below. A copy of the Application is available for public review at the office of the NKWD and at the Public Service Commission, 211 Sower Blvd., Frankfort, KY. 40601, (502) 564-3940. Jack Bragg Northern Kentucky Water District 2835 Crescent Springs Road Erlanger, KY 41018 (859) 578-9898 Current Rates: Service Charge: for the following meter sizes: 5/8” meter $13.00 monthly and $26.00 quarterly; ¾” meter $13.44 monthly and $27.40 quarterly; 1” meter $14.67 monthly and $31.50 quarterly; 1 ½” meter $16.51 monthly and $37.12 quarterly; 2” meter $20.87 monthly and $52.18 quarterly; 3” meter $50.39 monthly and $162.35 quarterly; 4” meter $63.12 monthly and $203.46 quarterly; 6” meter $93.47 monthly and $300.76 quarterly; 8” meter $126.22 monthly and $410.89 quarterly; and 10” or larger meter $167.85 monthly and $536.54 quarterly. Commodity Charges: Monthly first 15ccf** at $4.02 per ccf, next 1,635ccf at $3.27 per ccf, over 1,650ccf at $2.58 ccf. Quarterly first 45ccf at $4.02 per ccf, next 4,905 ccf at $3.27, and over 4,950 at $2.58 per ccf. Wholesale rate at $2.34 per ccf. Bulk rate $5.40 per 1000 gallons. Proposed Rates: At the completion of First Annual Adjustment Service Charge for the following meter sizes: 5/8” meter $13.60 monthly ($.60),(4.62%)*** and $27.20 quarterly ($1.20), (4.62%), ¾” meter $14.00 monthly ($.56), (4.17%) and $28.65 quarterly ($1.25), (4.56%), 1” meter $15.30 monthly ($.63), (4.29%) and $32.90 quarterly ($1.40), (4.44%), 1 ½” meter $17.30 monthly ($.79), (4.78%) and $38.81 quarterly ($1.69), (4.55%), 2” meter $21.80 monthly ($.93), (4.46%) and $54.54 quarterly ($2.36), (4.52%), 3” meter $52.60 monthly ($2.21), (4.39%) and $169.68 quarterly ($7.33), (4.51%), 4” meter $66.00 monthly ($2.88), (4.56%) and $212.63 quarterly ($9.17), (4.51%), 6” meter $97.70 monthly ($4.23), (4.53%) and $314.28 quarterly ($13.52), (4.50%), 8” meter $131.90 monthly ($5.68), (4.50%) and $429.40 quarterly ($18.51), (4.50%), and 10” or larger meter $175.40 monthly ($7.55), (4.50%) and $560.67 quarterly ($24.13), (4.50%). Commodity Charges: Monthly first 15ccf at $4.14 per ccf ($.12 ccf); (2.99%); next 1,635ccf at $3.40 per ccf ($.13 ccf), (3.98%); over 1,650ccf at $2.65 ccf ($.07 ccf), (2.71%). Quarterly first 45ccf at $4.14 per ccf ($.12 ccf), (2.99%); next 4,905 ccf at $3.40 ($.13 ccf), (3.98%); and over 4,950 at $2.65 per ccf ($.07 ccf), (2.71%). Wholesale rate at $2.39 per ccf ($.05 ccf), (2.14%). Bulk rate $5.53 per 1000 gallons ($.13), (2.41%). Proposed Rates: At the completion of Second Annual Adjustment Service Charge for the following meter sizes: 5/8” meter $14.20 monthly ($.60), (4.41%) and $28.40 quarterly ($1.20), (4.41%); ¾” meter $14.60 monthly ($.60), (4.29%) and $29.90 quarterly ($1.25), (4.36%); 1” meter $16.00 monthly ($.70), (4.58%) and $34.30 quarterly ($1.40), (4.26%); 1 ½” meter $18.00 monthly ($.70), (4.05%) and $40.50 quarterly ($1.69), (4.35%); 2” meter $22.70 monthly($.90), (4.13%) and $56.90 quarterly ($2.36), (4.33%); 3” meter $54.90 monthly ($2.30), (4.37%) and $177.00 quarterly ($7.32), (4.31%); 4” meter $68.80 monthly ($2.80), (4.24%) and $221.80 quarterly ($9.17), (4.31%); 6”meter $101.90 monthly ($4.20), (4.30%) and $327.80 quarterly ($13.52), (4.30%); 8” meter $137.60 monthly ($5.70), (4.32%) and $447.90 quarterly ($18.50), (4.31%), and 10” or larger meter $183.00 monthly ($7.60), (4.33%) and $584.80 quarterly ($24.13), (4.30%). Commodity Charges: Monthly first 15ccf at $4.25 per ccf ($.11 ccf) (2.66%); next 1,635ccf at $3.53 per ccf ($.13 ccf), (3.82%); over 1,650ccf at $2.72 ccf ($.07 ccf), (2.64%). Quarterly first 45ccf at $4.25 per ccf ($.11 ccf), (2.66%); next 4,905 ccf at $3.53 ($.13 ccf), (3.82%); and over 4,950 at $2.72 per ccf ($.07 ccf), (2.64%). Wholesale rate at $2.44 per ccf ($.05 ccf), (2.09%). Bulk rate $5.68 per 1000 gallons ($.15 per 1000 gallons), (2.71%) * Based on estimated usage of 6,000 gallons per month. 1 cubic foot = 7.48 gallons ccf = 100 Cubic Feet ccf = 748 gallons

*** ($ Increase from Prior Rate) (% Increase from Prior Rate)

Alexandria Fair and Horse Show, Aug. 29 – Sept. 3


Riverfest, Sept. 3 Noon-10 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 3, Newport Riverfront. Live entertainment on Riverboat Row from noon-9 p.m., food, beverages and Rozzi’s largest and oldest fireworks display at dark.

Devou Fall Festival, Sept. 1 Sept. 1, Devou Park, 1600 Montague Road, Covington.

Holy Cross High School Indian Summer Festival, Sept. 7-8 6-11 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Sept. 7-8, Holy Cross High School, 3617 Church St., Covington. Northern Kentucky wine tasting 7-8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, live music, food court with local restaurants, games, silent auction, raffle prizes. Proceeds benefit the high school. 859 431-1335.

St. Cecilia's Labor Day Festival, Sept. 1-3 6 p.m.-midnight Saturday, Sept. 1; 4 p.m.-midnight Sunday, Sept. 2; and 1-9 p.m. Monday, Sept. 3, St. Cecilia Church, 5313 Madison Pike, Independence. Featuring music from Bad Company, The Rusty Griswolds, and The Van Dell's.

MainStrasse Village Oktoberfest, Sept. 7-9 5-11:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 7, noon-11:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8, noon-9 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 9, MainStrasse Village, Main Street, Covington. Mix of German and international foods, music and arts and crafts. Kinderplatz area with rides for children. Through Sept. 9.

Old Timer’s Day Festival, Sept. 1 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 1, Rabbit Hash General Store, 10021 Lower River Road, Rabbit Hash. Live music, food and family fun. Free.

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LEGAL NOTICE Invitation to Bid The Campbell County Board of Education will receive sealed bid proposals at the Board Office, 101 Orchard Lane, Alexandria, Kentucky until 10:00 A.M. July 30, 2012 Drinks items. Bids will be opened at 10:00 A.M. July 30, 2012 in the County Campbell Schools Board Office, 101 Orchard Lane, Alexandria, KY 41001. Specification and bid instructions may be the at obtained County Campbell Board Office, 101 Orchard Lane, Alexandria, KY 41001. The Campbell County Board of Education reserves the right to reject any or all parts of any or all bids. Bids will be tabulated and presented for apNotice Is hereby given that proval at the August meeting. (Tubulars) board IPSCO Kentucky Inc. located 1715655 at 100 Steel Plant Road, Wilder, Ken- LEGAL NOTICE tucky 41071, has The Bellevue Tree filed an application Commission will hold with the Kentucky a public meeting on Energy and Environ- Tuesday July 31, to 2012 at 6:30pm in Cabinet ment place fill materials the Callahan Comwithin the limits of the munity Center, 322 100-year floodplain Van Voast Avenue, as part of ongoing fa- Bellevue, Kentucky, cility expansion activ- 41073. The meeting ities. The IPSCO fa- will be held for all incility is located at 100 terested parties to Steel Plant Road, in hear and present eviWilder, Kentucky be- dence relative to the · tween Route 9 and following: the Licking River. Tree Removal, PlantAny comments or ob- ing and Trimming ap400 jections concerning plications · this application shall Block of Ward Tree be directed to: Ken- Planting Project For information tucky Division of Wa- more ter, Surface Water please contact John Permit Branch, Flood M. Yung at 431-8866. Management 1716465 Plain Section, 200 Fair To place your Oaks Lane, Frankfort, Kentucky 40601. BINGO ad call Phone: (502) 564513.242.4000 3410. 1716419 LEGAL NOTICE The Newport Historic Preservation Commission will conduct a public hearing on Wednesday, July 25, 2012. The meeting will begin at 6:00 p.m. in the Multi-purpose room of the Newport Municipal Complex, Monmouth 998 Street, Newport, Kentucky. The meeting will be held for all interested parties to hear and present evidence relative to the agenda following items: Review of revised plans for 708 Monroe – Rooftop Review of deck COA application for 414 E. 4th St. - Construction of Roof Top Deck and access stairway. Amy Able, City Clerk City of Newport, Kentucky 1716118

Legal Notice Surplus Property -Request for Bids The Campbell County Board of Education will accept sealed bids at the Central Office, 101 Orchard Alexandria, Lane, Kentucky until 2:00 p.m., Friday, July 27, then and 2012, opened and read aloud for the sale of the following surplus equipment: Used Computers and Printers The contract will be awarded to the highest and/or best bidder. All bidders must use approved forms that are available at the Board of Education’s Central Office. The Board of Education reserves the right to reject any or all bids. Bids should be sent to Mark W. Vogt, Treasurer, 101 Orchard Lane, Alexandria, KY 41001. 1001716374 LEGAL NOTICE The Bellevue Planning and Zoning Commission will hold a public hearing on Thursday August 2, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. in the Callahan Community Center, 322 Van Voast Avenue, Bellevue, Kentucky, 41073. The meeting will be held for all interested parties to hear and present evidence relative to the following agenda items: * Text Amendments For more information, please contact John M. Yung, Zoning Administrator at (859) 431-8866. 1716469 If you’re looking for buyers, you’re in the right neighborhood. Call Community Classified


Presented by MainStrasse Village Association. Free. 859-491-0458; Art in the Park, Sept. 8 Art in the Park:11a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8, Bellevue Beach Park Ward Avenue and Frank Benke Way. Art and crafts show and sell, live music, taste of Bellevue, hands-on art for kids, Circus Mojo. Free. 859-431-8866. Old Fashion Day, Sept. 8 Old Fashion Day: 11 a.m to 10 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 28, Walton. Parade, craft and food vendors, petting zoo, inflatables, games for children, and musical entertainment. Presented by city of Walton. Merchants & Music Festival, Sept. 22 3-10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22, Tower Park Amphitheater in Fort Thomas. Featuring female singer JoDee Messina and locals Tupelo Honey and The Danny Frazier Band. Presented by Fort Thomas Renaissance. Free. Newport Oktoberfest, Sept. 28-30 5-11 p.m. Friday, Sept. 28, noon-11 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, noon-9 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 30, Newport Riverfront. Each tent will have food, beer and music. 513477-3320. Art off Pike, Sept. 30 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 30, Pike and Seventh streets., Covington. Artists will exhibit and sell their work. Immanuel United Methodist Church Fall Festival, Sept. 29 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, at the Immanuel United Methodist Church, 2551 Dixie Hwy., Lakeside Park. Food, arts and crafts for sale, tickets for bounce houses and games. Craft vendor space available. Free. 859-3415330.

Reading coaches needed Community Recorder “One to One: Practicing Reading with Students” is now registering for fall training for the 2012-2013 academic year. One to One trains volunteers to produce measurable, positive results for first- through third-grade students who are struggling with reading. The volunteers, or reading coaches, practice with the same student for 35 minutes once a week in a simple format that emphasizes reading, writing and building basic skills. Volunteer opportunities exist at 35 elementary schools throughout Northern Kentucky. Coaching sessions are arranged with individual teachers based on the volunteer’s availability. Both daytime and evening training sessions are available at multiple locations throughout the region in August. For more information, or to register for upcoming training, visit the Northern Kentucky Education Council at under One to One or contact Nancy Costello at or 859-282-9214.


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DEATHS David Gabriel of Colerain; six grandchildren; and seven stepgrandchildren.

Basic obituary information and a color photograph of your loved one is published without charge by The Community Press. Please call us at 283-0404 for more information. To publish a larger memorial tribute, call 513-2424000 for pricing details. For the most up-to-date Northern Kentucky obituaries, click on the “Obituaries” link at

Memorials: Silver Grove Christian Church, 122 West Second St., Silver Grove, KY 41085.

Irene Dawson Irene Dawson, 89, of Alexandria, died July 6, 2012. Her first husband, Louie Thomas Bruin Sr.; second husband, John Easton Dawson; a daughter, Pam Dawson; brothers: Ray, Forrest, Chester and Ralph Lucas; and four sisters, Velma Teegarden, Bertha Sparks, Josephine Sickman and Violet Courtney, died previously. Survivors include her sons, Michael Scott Dawson and John Alan Dawson, both of Alexandria, and Louie Thomas Bruin Jr. of North Port, Fla.; daughters, Linda Neltner of West Chester, Ohio, and Patty Points of Fort Thomas; sisters, Eileen Todd of Brooksville, Ky., and Patsy Rosenfeld of Cincinnati; 11 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; and one great-greatgrandchild. Burial was in Peach Grove Cemetery in Pendleton County, Ky. Memorials: St. Elizabeth Hospice Program, 483 South Loop Drive, Edgewood KY 41017.

Jean Boyer Jean M. Boyer, 87, of Silver Grove, died July 8, 2012, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. She was the owner and operator of Boyer 5 & 10 Store in Silver Grove and a member of Silver Grove Christian Church. She served for 42 years as Silver Grove’s first city clerk. Her sister, Mary Louise Krogman, died previously. Survivors include her nephew, Glenn Krogman of Crescent Springs and niece, Margaret Ann Scripps of Boulder, Colo. Burial was at Alexandria Cemetery.

Barbara Fetters Barbara Brittingham Fetters, 77, of Alexandria, died July 5, 2012, at River Valley Nursing Home, in Butler, Ky. She was a retiree of St. Luke Hospital. Survivors include her husband, Garland Fetters; sons, Charles Morgen, Herb Morgan Jr., Jarvis Fetters and Jeffrey Fetters; daughter, Sharon Wagner; brothers, Richard Brittingham, Tony Brittingham and Howard Brittingham; and sister, Joanne Matzenbocker. Burial was at Oakland Cemetery in Grants Lick, Ky.

Kathleen Gabriel Kathleen Marie Gabriel, 69, of Erlanger, died July 9, 2012, at Select Specialty Hospital of Fort Thomas. She was a secretary for Koehler Graphics and Harris Corp, and attended Cross and Crown Church of Newport. Her brother, Steve Dixon and a grandchild, died previously. Survivors include her husband, James “Pappy” Gabriel; daughters, Ann Holt of Houston, Texas and Tonya McMahon of Fort Thomas; son, Robert Holt of Fort Thomas; stepdaughter Cheryl Gabriel of Norwood; stepsons Ron Gabriel of Norwood and

Robert Gannon Robert “Bob” E. Gannon, 81, of Highland Heights, formerly of Toluca, Ill., died July 9, 2012, at his residence. He was an Army veteran of the Korean War in the 7th Division as a staff sergeant first class of the Medical Service Corps. A daughter, Gail Lynn Gannon, died previously. Survivors include his wife, Nancy; sons, Gary and Greg Gannon; daughter, Gracia Zink; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren, four stepgreat-grandchildren; sister, Maureen Juers; and brother, John Gannon. Interment was in Swan Lake Memorial Gardens in Peoria, Ill.


Flagg Springs Pike, alcohol intoxication in a public place first and second offense at Ky. 10 and California Crossroads, June 15. Randy J. Davenport, 57, 3529 Susan Lewis Drive, warrant at Ivor Road and Ky. 9, June 18. Angela R. Gibson, 57, 12487 Wolf Road, warrant at 12487 Wolf Road, June 19. Nekuna J. Wilson, 30, 1209 Garrard St., traffic in controlled substance - first-degree - cocaine at 1209 Garrard St., June 21. Joshua R. Hodges, 23, 833 Karen Court, warrant at AA Highway, June 21. Ernest Hampton, 26, 2216 Fausz Road, parole violation at 2216 Fausz Road, June 22. Thomas W. Connley Jr., 47, 3077 Ten Mile Road, DUI - second offense - aggravated circumstances at Ten Mile Road, June 22.

Arrests/citations Matthew D. Nelson, 30, 11093

ABOUT POLICE REPORTS The Community Recorder publishes the names of all adults charged with offenses. The information is a matter of public record and does not imply guilt or innocence. To contact your local police department: Boone County Sheriff Mike Helmig at 334-2175; Florence Police Chief Tom Szurlinski at 6475420.

Incidents/investigations First-degree rape Woman reported being sexually assaulted and raped by man she was on date with at AJ Jolly Park Nature Trails at Race Track Road, June 21. Property damage Report fence cut and damaged at 5054 Mary Ingles Hwy., June 21. Report of septic tank lid and pipe damaged at 2835 Schababerle Hill Road, June 21. Second-degree burglary Report of cash taken from residence at 3427 Providence Trace, June 20. Report of residence entered by force and electronics taken at 6297 Davjo Lane unit 7, June 22. Second-degree burglary, third-degree criminal mischief Report of waterbed and other items damaged and electronics

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John Keller, 89, of Highland Heights, died July 7, 2012. He was an employee of Fisher Body and General Motors, and an Army veteran of World War II. Survivors include his wife


Raymond Hall Raymond Hall, Jr., 63, of Elsmere, died July 11, 2012. His wife, Gale D. Hall, died previously. Survivors include his sons, Raymond Hall III and Ronald Hall, both of Independence and Shawn Hall of Florence; brothers, Bill Hall of Williamstown, Stan Hall of Erlanger and Mark Hall and Adam Hall, both of Newport; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Entombment was at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Erlanger. Memorials: donor’s choice.

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as and Bobbie Mc Cormack of Seattle, Wash.; sons, Dan Harden of Palo Alto, Calif. and Will Harden of Portland, Ore.; and eight grandchildren. Memorials: American Lung Association, 1301 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Suite 800, Washington D.C. 20004 or Hospice of the Bluegrass, 7388 Turfway Road, No. 202, Florence, KY 41042.


Anna Catherine Ginter, 80, of Taylor Mill, formerly of Fort Thomas, died July 7, 2012, in Taylor Mill. She was a dietary secretary for St. Luke Hospital in Fort Thomas, and a past member of the St. Thomas Mother’s Club, Fort Thomas Women’s Club, Northern Kentucky Realtors Association and Newport Elks Auxiliary No. 273. A brother, Frank Gamel, died previously. Survivors include her husband Edwin Ginter Sr.; daughter, Barbara Roller of Fort Thomas; sons, Jim Ginter, Edwin Ginter Jr., Ron Ginter, David Ginter and Robert Ginter, all of Fort Thomas, and Steven Ginter of Lakeside Park; 16 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and brothers Carl Gamel and Edward Gamel, both of Taylor Mill. Entombment was in the St. Stephen Cemetery in Fort Thomas, Kentucky. Memorials: St. Elizabeth Hospice, 483 South Loop Drive, Edgewood, Kentucky 41017.


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DEATHS Continued from Page B9 Shirley Leonard; children, Sue Buettner, Jill Davis and Vicki Osterhage; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Patricia Moore Patricia Mae "Kitty" Moore, 56, of Southgate, died July 3, 2012. Survivors include her sons, James Voegele and Jerrid Howard; brothers, Butch Moore and John Moore; sisters, Mary Faye

Cameron, Pamela Mayes, Virginia Moore, Sandra Roundtree, Paula Schuh and Barbie McCarty; and five grandchildren.

Mary Pellillo Mary Ann Pellillo, 89, of Newport, died July 9, 2012, at the Baptist Convalescent Center in Newport. She had worked with Standard Textile in Cincinnati and was a member of the former of St. Vincent de Paul Church in Newport.

Survivors include her sisters, Esther Durbin of Cincinnati and Shirley Damron of Fort Thomas; one nephew and three nieces. Burial was in St. Stephen Cemetery in Fort Thomas.

Jordan Sand Jordan Michael Sand, 15, of California, died July 9, 2012, at his residence. He was a sophomore at Campbell County High School where he was a member of the swim team, Ski Club and track

team, and a member of Saints Peter and Paul Church in California. He enjoyed water skiing, robotics, playing the piano and was an avid grape grower at his family’s vineyard. His grandparents, Michael Sand, Ed Reed, Ken and Joann Goosman, died previously. Survivors include his parents, Raymond Sand and Nancy Reed Sand; brothers, Justin Sand and Jason Sand; sister, Nicole Sand; and grandmother, Willa “Billie” Reed of Alexandria. Burial was at St. Mary Cemetery in Alexandria.

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Paul Allan Sensel, 70, of Fort Thomas, died July 5, 2012, at his residence. He was a modernization supervisor with Otis Elevator Co. in Cincinnati and a member of St. Therese Church. Survivors include his wife, Joyce Sandfoss Sensel of Fort Thomas; daughters, Kami Riffe and Sandy Robinson, both of Fort Thomas; sons, Jim Sensel of Fort Thomas and Paul Sensel of Middletown, Ohio; sisters, Carolyn Zink of Ludlow, Lynnie Kunkel of Kenwood, Ohio, and Cathy Crall of Madeira, Ohio; brothers, Leo Sensel of Crestview Hills and Eddie Sensel of Mason, Ohio; nine grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Burial was at St. Stephen Cemetery in Fort Thomas. Memorials: Kimmel Cancer Center Uvealmelanoma Research Fund, Thomas Jefferson University, 233 South 10th. St., Suite 312, Philadelphia, PA 19107.

Bobby Stamm Bobby Joe Stamm, 66 of Florence, died, July 7, 2012, at St. Elizabeth Florence. He was a disabled truck driver. Survivors include his daughters, Lisa Martin of Independence and Brenda Stamm of Erlanger; sisters, Wanda Bailey of Alexandria and Corrina Payne of Norwalk, Ohio; brothers, Ray and Kenny Stamm, both of Newport, and Bill Stamm of Taylor Mill; and five grandchildren. Memorials: Piner Baptist Church, 15044 Madison Pike, Morning View, KY 41063.

Rosie Watkins Rosie L. Watkins, 67, of Newport, died July 8, 2012, at her residence. She was a retired dishwasher with Green Derby Restaurant in Newport. Her brother, Robert Griffis, died previously. Survivors include her daughters, Julie Roehm, Angie Davis, Crystal Adams and Jennifer Watkins; son, Hollie Dixon Jr.; sisters, Betty Russ and Louise Watkins; 14 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Memorials: American Diabetes Association, 4555 Lake Forest Dr., Cincinnati, OH 45242.

Mary Wellbrock Mary Angela Wellbrock, 93, of Fort Thomas, died July 7, 2012, at Carmel Manor Nursing Home in Fort Thomas. She worked for Columbia Savings and Loan in Covington, was a past member of Holy Spirit and St. Therese Parishes,

and the Legion of Mary. Survivors include her friend, Mary L. Wefer of Fort Thomas. Burial was in St. Stephen Cemetery in Fort Thomas. Memorials: St. Therese Church, 11 Temple Place, Southgate, KY 41071.

Frank Wrobleski Frank “Buzz” Wrobleski, 51, of Blanchester, Ohio, formerly of Dayton, died July 6, 2012, at his residence. He was a banker with Fifth Third Bank in Cincinnati, a graduate of of Dayton High School and earned his master’s at Northern Kentucky University, was a member of St. Bernard Church in Dayton, and enjoyed hunting and fishing. He served in the Air Force. His mother, Donna Wrobleski, died previously. Survivors include his wife, Stephanie Dawn Wrobleski of Blanchester; father, Frank D. Wrobleski of Cold Spring; daughter, Christie Schroder of Cold Spring; son, Brian Wrobleski of Bellevue; stepdaughter, Laura Lakes; stepsons, Michael Coleman, and Andy Lakes; sisters, Fran Wetterich of Dayton, Jamie Hall of Sandestin, Fla., Brenda Wiseman of Cold Spring, and Dottie Hartman of Fort Thomas; brothers, Jim Wrobleski of Dayton and Tom Wrobleski of Cold Spring; and four grandchildren. Burial was in St. Stephen Cemetery in Fort Thomas. Memorials: American Heart Association, 5211 Madison Road, Cincinnati, OH 45227.


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