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Teacher training honored

Campbell County Schools’ staff professional development program has been singled out as a program other educators in the state should follow. The district’s “Investing in Our Future” model won the Kentucky Association of School Administrators 2011 Dr. Tom Vest Professional Development Award. SCHOOLS, A4

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Swing of things

Area high school golfers are heading to the links this week as fall sports officially begins. See what your favorite team’s prospects are in this week’s sports section. You can find stories on many area golf teams at blogs/presspreps. SPORTS & RECREATION A5

‘Best Friends Forever’ sought

We’re looking for a few best friends. The Community Recorder includes “Best Friends Forever” as a regular feature in the newspaper. If you and your best friend both live in Campbell County, we would like to take a picture of you together, and publish the photo in the newspaper. If interested in participating, please send an e-mail with the subject line “Best Friends” to

Remembering Sept. 11, 2001

Sept. 11, 2011, is the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in New York, the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., and United Airlines Flight 93 which crashed near Shanksville, Pa. If your church, civic club or school is observing this tragic day in American history, the Recorder would like to know. Please send information about your Sept. 11 observance to mshaw@nky. com or mail to Michelle Shaw, Campbell County Recorder, 228 Grandview Drive, Fort Mitchell, KY 41017.

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Newport artist Eric Buschard, an artist in residence at FUNKe Fired Arts, makes a ceramic cup for his upcoming show at the Creative Hands Artisan Studio in Bellevue, “100 Cups in 10 Days,” which opens at 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 5 and runs through Tuesday, Aug. 30.

Newport artist presents 100 cups

By Amanda Joering Alley

Using a unique soda kiln he built himself, Newport artist Eric Buschard is spending 10 days creating 100 one-of-a-kind ceramic cups of various shapes, sizes and colors that will be displayed in his upcoming show “100 Cups in 10 Days” at the Creative Hands Artisan Studio in Bellevue. The show, which begins at 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 5, and runs through Tuesday, Aug. 30, will give the community a chance to see and buy the cups, which Buschard creates using a method that is rarely seen in the area and produces a variety of effects. “We thought hosting this show


Dozens of Eric Buschard's cups-in-progress line the table of his studio. would be a great way to introduce people to new things that aren’t really being done by others around here,” said Sasha Scribner, owner of Creative Hands Artisan Studio. “I love how each piece is different. That’s a really big draw for people.” Buschard’s method involved building his own hybrid kiln,

which is an insulated chamber that is used in firing raw materials like clay to form ceramics, that combines the firing techniques of commonly used in wood and gasfueled kilns and also allows him to add soda ash, a rarely used compound that produces varying effects. Buschard, 30, said he has been creating art since he was a little boy thanks to the influence of his father, who is also an artist. “When I was little my brother and I got a Nintendo, and all we did was sit there all day playing it,” Buschard said. “My dad didn’t like that, so he made us turn off the game and taught us how to

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Cold Spring to sue SD1 again By Chris Mayhew

COLD SPRING - Council has decided to stop paying the city’s storm water fee bill to Sanitation District No. 1 of Northern Kentucky and sue the utility for a second time over the issue. Council decided unanimously after an executive session at the July 25 meeting to sue SD1 and stop paying the fee. Campbell Circuit Court Judge Julie Reinhardt Ward had already ruled Nov. 5, 2010 that the city may terminate its inter local agreement with SD1 to handle the city’s storm water collection system. The ruling and city’s decision to withdraw from SD1 where it comes to storm water services did not impact the utility’s separate agreement with the city to provide sanitary sewer service. The judge also issued an order specifically stating that she did not rule on whether SD1 was allowed to continue imposing a storm

Kentucky League of Cities lawsuit

Council also unanimously approved a resolution at the end of the July 25 meeting asking Kentucky Attorney General’s office to join the city’s lawsuit against the Kentucky League of Cities or at least advise the court. The Attorney General’s office has forced settlements and restitution from nonprofits recently requiring that ‘ill-gotten’ tax moneys be repaid, said Voelker. It’s in the Attorney General’s interest to join the city’s lawsuit because the KLC’s defense is based upon a reading of the law that says taxpayer dollars can’t be used to sue a taxpayer-funded entity, Voelker said. “We’re seeking to get the money back from people who went to strip clubs and stuff like that, he said about examples of past KLC expenditures the city is trying to obtain a refund for all member cities. water surcharge fee. Council decided to stop paying its storm water fee bill for all parks and lands owned by the city, and also to sue SD1 to stop charging land owners in the city and recoup the fees already collected by the utility, said Brandon Voelker, the city’s attorney. Voelker said SD1 has continued to tax residents and the city despite the city deciding to manage its own storm water collection system. “The city is ready, willing and able to do it themselves,” Voelker

said. “We don’t need SD1.”. After the city decided to go its own way, representatives of state government met with the city administrator about requirements the city needs to meet. In order to do that, the city needs the money SD1 has collected from the city, but mostly not used over the years, Voelker said. “We cannot send them $1.8 million and get back $77,000 in return,” he said. For more about your community, visit

NEWPORT - The 103,700square-foot modern expansion of Campbell County’s historic courthouse is six months behind schedule, but remains within the original $29 million budget. The anticipated completion date is now March 2012. Construction managers and members of the Campbell County Project Development Board overseeing the project, discussed reasons for the delays in construction at a Wednesday, July 27, meeting in Newport. “We are about six months behind on our total project, and out of that, about three months of that have been for things like weather,” said retired Campbell Circuit Judge William Wehr, chairman of the project development board. It’s looking like March is the new completion date, Wehr said. Daily reports show the number of workers on the project upwards of 60 people each day and sometimes more than 70 people, he said. “So, slowly but surely we’re starting to make up a little time,” Wehr said. The project was delayed from nearly the start because the subsurface conditions of the soil beneath the construction site required extra communication about the design, said Jim King, a representative on the board for Kentucky’s Administrative Office of the Courts. King said besides “nit-picky things” he doesn’t have any concerns about the building after touring the progress. “It looked good to me,” he said. “I’ve been through every square inch of it.” Speaking as an audience member, Bob Compton, a member of the Campbell County Courthouse Commission, said he was concerned about rust on metal studs and the delays in construction. The courthouse commission owns the Newport courthouse. Compton said he feels compelled to speak up about his concerns even if it makes him unpopular with some people. “I believe the courthouse commission has a duty to get everything we bought,” Compton said. Chief Campbell Circuit Judge Julie Reinhardt Ward who is a project development board member said some of Compton’s concerns were legitimate and worthy of addressing. The rust is the most concerning, and whether the materials need to be replaced, Ward said. “The project is not going to cost

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The artists involved in creating the mural watch as lead artist Kyle Penunuri speaks during the event.

Newport City Commissioner Frank Peluso grills out during the event, using food donated by Queen City Sausage.

The community gathered Friday, July 29 to dedicate the new "Tribute to Newport" mural, presented by Artworks and Art Machine Inc. and located at 1023 Monmouth St.. The mural, created by lead artist Kyle Penunuri, one teaching artist and eight young apprentice artists, depicts Newport's history through images of places, prominent people and the ecosystem.


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make stained glass, and from then on, I’ve been into the arts.” Throughout his time at Campbell County High School and Northern Kentucky University, Buschard

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said he explored many styles of art, from sculpting and drawing to writing poetry and playing music. It was during his time at NKU that one of his teachers, Kevin Smith, introduced him to ceramics. “I’ve always loved art and been an artist in any way that I could, and I still enjoy doing different things, but when Kevin showed me ceramics and I instantly fell in love with it,” Buschard said. “If it wasn’t for Kevin Smith, I wouldn’t be the artist I am today.” After earning his bachelor’s degree in fine arts, Buschard worked various jobs in galleries and sold his sculptures and ceramics and about a year ago, got accepted as an artist-in-residence with FUNKe Fired


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Arts in Cincinnati, where he creates pieces of art, teaches and leads workshops. During his time at FUNKe, Buschard said he read about someone who was using soda ash and decided he wanted to give it a try. “I’ve always been interested in different firing techniques, and I have a very scientific approach to my artwork and enjoy the exploration of different styles and materials,” Buschard said. “For me, it’s more about the act of creating the art than it is about the finished product.” Buschard said when it comes to his upcoming show in Bellevue, he wanted to do something extreme and came up with idea to make 100 unique cups in 10 days. Scribner, who attended NKU with Buschard, said she is excited to host his show at the studio, which is located at 305 Fairfield Ave. “Eric is very talented, and I’ve always loved his work,” Scribner said. “I’m glad to have the opportunity to show his work.” For more information about the show, call Creative Hands Artisan Studio at 431-2100. For more details about Buschard’s work, workshops or soda ash kiln, email

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more,” she said. It’s important the project is on target for a March completion now, Ward said. The structural steel and frames for the doors are primed with rust-resistant coatings, and the rust that people are seeing is in the metal studs for the walls, said Chris Greene, of CMW Inc., the project’s architect. “Anything that’s noncompliant, we’ll just remove it and replace it,” Greene said. The new courthouse addition will be ready to move into by the end of March, said Billy Lane, project manager for Codell Construction, the company overseeing the contractors working at the courthouse. “I think you’ve got a great building, and I’m not a bit ashamed of it,” he said. “I wouldn’t be a bit afraid to shelter there in a storm. It’s technologically advanced by a whole century over what you have here now.” For more about your community, visit


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Boone County hires regional dispatch consultant By Stephanie Salmons

Northern Kentucky leaders are taking steps to see if a regional emergency communication system is feasible. The Boone County Fiscal Court unanimously approved a professional services agreement with Minneapolis-based Paul Linnee for consultative services regarding such a system. According to county administrator Jeff Earlywine, Linnee is a nationally recognized consultant who has previously done work in the region. “(He) has been retained by all

three fiscal courts, Boone, Kenton and Campbell counties, to advise us on this larger question of possible consolidation of dispatching centers, as well as possible migration with newer technology on the emergency communication system in the region,” Earlywine said. The counties are asking Linnee to come on board not to complete any projects, but to be an “expert adviser” to the fiscal courts, he said. “To help us get to the right people, ask the right questions and help us assemble some resources that will enable us to go out and answer some of these big meaty

questions we’ve been talking about,” Earlywine said. Linnee will be paid $125 an hour. The cost would be shared by the three counties on an equal basis, he said. Boone County will be managing partner and will invoice the other two counties for their portion of the costs on a monthly basis. There is no specified period for the services and there is no cap on the amount he could be paid. However, Earlywine said the counties will determine monthly how much or how little they want to retain Linnee to work. Darwin Spare of Burlington

asked the fiscal court what the driving force behind hiring a consultant was. According to Judge-executive Gary Moore, there are currently five dispatch centers in three counties. “In the age we’re in with new technology and new requirement from federal agencies that are driving costs substantially, there’s some thought that having a combined dispatch center across the three counties ... could be a more effective business model,” Moore said. No decision has been made on whether a merger will take place. “This is part of the process to

determine whether a merger is a more efficient business model and a more effective business model,” Moore said. Commissioners Charlie Kenner and Matt Dedden previously served on a committee looking at 911 funding, Kenner told Spare. Funding is a problem, Kenner said. “Our landlines are decreasing rapidly. We’re going to have to deal with this. We’ve seen this coming for a while,” he said. A possible regional emergency communications systems is among topics for an Aug. 11 joint meeting of Boone, Campbell and Kenton fiscal courts.

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Welcome House of Northern Kentucky is partnering with Huntington Bank and Urban Active in Bellevue to give away backpacks. On Tuesday, Aug. 9, 300 backpacks will be given to students who need them. There will also be a limited number of school supplies to be distributed. The giveaway will take place at Welcome House from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., 205 West Pike St., in Covington. To receive a free backpack each student must have one certificate at the time of the distribution. To obtain a certificate before Aug. 9, call Elizabeth Thurman at 859-431-8717.

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Kunkel visits county

Bernie Kunkel, field representative for U.S. Senator Rand Paul, will be at the Campbell County Library, 3920 Alexandria Pike, Thursday Aug. 11 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Kunkel will meet with constituents needing assistance with Veterans Affairs, Social Security, Medicare, or any other federal agencies. For more information call Bernie Kunkel at 859-3223499 or 859-485-7334.

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State honors Campbell County’s teacher training By Chris Mayhew

ALEXANDRIA - Campbell County Schools’ staff professional development program has been singled out as a program other educators in the state should follow. The district’s “Investing in Our Future” model won the Kentucky Association of School Administrators 2011 Dr. Tom Vest Professional Development Award. The award is named for Vest, who organized the Kentucky Department of Educations’ first professional development program. The winner is announced by KASA at the organization’s summer conference each July in Louisville. According to a news release from KASA, Campbell County’s model enables the district to target training needs and tap into knowledge of experts from within the district in lieu of relying on outside trainers. “The Campbell County model is one to be emulated,” said Wayne Young, KASA executive director in the news release. “Their hard work in this critical area is vital to the success of Kentucky Kids.” Shelli Wilson, Campbell County’s associate superintendent, said she was extremely honored to accept the award for the entire district at the KASA’s July 13-15 summer conference in Louisville. Wilson said the district’s “Investing in Our Future” professional development program has evolved over the past four years to the point where it is now. More than 300 teachers and classroom staff members, all from within the district, participated in the summer in-house professional development program, she said. The sessions covered topics including technology integration in the classroom, student engagement techniques, high-level

questioning strategies, and accelerated learning and gifted and talented students, WilWilson son said. “Everything is typically tailored to their grade and their content area,” she said. “We try to keep it very manageable so they can walk out and use it tomorrow.” In addition to the staterequired four days of professional development, the district also has four more planning days broken up throughout the school year, she said. That’s a total of eight professional development days during the school year, Wilson said. The extra days are a way to make time for teachers to talk and work together on standards, she said. When it comes to choosing topics for the program, multiple levels and focus areas are met by soliciting feedback and input from teachers about what they either want or need to grow professionally, Wilson said. The district’s leadership realizes classroom instruction only improves with the most effective teacher, she said. “If you are not working to improve that teacher, you’re not going to see an improvement in the classroom,” Wilson said. Employees with expertise in needed areas are sought out for many of the district’s professional development program so it’s easy to do follow-up later, she said. One of the most important parts is checking back to see how the training is being put to use, Wilson said. “We ask them when can we go back and see this in the classroom,” she said. For more about your community, visit www.

Middle school starts new year with new dress code By Amanda Joering Alley


Sophie Ison, a fifth-grader at Johnson Elementary, works on a “We Love Fort Thomas” banner students created during Fort Thomas Independent Schools’ Put Your Art Into It summer enrichment program Thursday, July 28.

Students work on their banner, which features things they love about Fort Thomas. Sawyer Depp, a fourthgrader at Johnson Elementary, cleans his paint brush.


This year, students at Highlands Middle School will have more options when deciding what to wear each day. The school’s Site Based Decision Making Council recently changed the student dress code, which for the past 10 years prohibited students from wearing jeans, athletic clothes and shirts with pictures or writing. Mary Adams, the school’s former principal who now works in the district’s central office, said the old dress code was adopted 10 years ago when the new middle school building opened and some parents came to the council asking for a stricter dress code. “In this economy, it is becoming increasingly difficult for some families to buy their children clothes they normally wear plus clothes that fit the school’s dress code,” Adams said. “We just felt that some of the rules prohibited things that wouldn’t be distracting to the educational process, so there wasn’t a good reason to keep those guidelines.” The new dress guidelines

The school’s Site Based Decision Making Council recently changed the student dress code. only require that students’ clothes are an appropriate size and length and that the clothes don’t have inappropriate words or pictures on them, Adams said. The school’s current principal, Mark Goetz, said the new guidelines mean the school still has a standard of dress, but it’s not a strict dress code anymore. “With the changes, we can keep an appropriate educational environment, while still letting the students dress comfortably,” Goetz said. Goetz said the council did a good job of transitioning from the dress code to what they have now, which he considers more “dress expectations.” “The new expectations will ensure students are maintaining a nice appearance and not distracting other students, but it also gives them a chance to express themselves,” Goetz said. For more about your community, visit

Newport grad sees success in computer technology By Amanda Joering Alley

Since his childhood, Jared Hatfield has had a passion for computer technology that has led him to accomplish many things throughout the years. Hatfield, a 2006 graduate of Newport High School, received his master’s degree in engineering with a specialization in computer engineering and computer science from the University of Louisville in May. “Jared was very driven from a very young age,” said Diane Hatfield, Jared’s mother. “In kindergarten, he told everyone that he wanted to be a computer programmer when he grew up.” One summer when Jared was in middle school, the family stopped at a book store to get something fun to read while traveling on vacation, and Jared’s choice was an electrical instruction manual, Diane said. “He always wanted to keep learning more and more,” Diane said.

At that young age, Jared said he always found himself wondering how things worked and enjoyed taking things apart and building things. Those interests carried on into high school, where Jared worked part-time helping the school’s computer technicians. After being named valedictorian of his senior class, Jared accepted an academic scholarship to the University of Louisville J.B. Speed School of Engineering, where he continued to excel, Diane said. “My time at U of L gave me a lot of hands-on experience and allowed me to get involved with student government and other activities,” Jared said. During his time at the school, Jared was active in the student council, served as director of the 2011 Engineering Expo and won several awards, including the 2011 Wiliam S. Speed Award and the 2011 Raymond I. Field Award, both given to the student who has contributed the most the school and department.

Jared was also awarded the 2010 Computer Engineering and Computer Science Co-op of the Year Award and the 2010 Outstanding Senior Award. During his sophomore year when the school began a tablet PC program, Jared created the Student Tablet User Group and recorded video podcasts giving tips on using the tablet PC and collected student input about the program. “My goal was to help shape the program from a student’s perspective,” Jared said. Since his graduation, Jared has been accepted into General Electric’s two-year Information Management Leadership Program. He will do four six-month rotations in the company, learning about different aspects of the business. “This will give me a chance to see which area I like and which will be the best fit for me,” Jared said. For more about your community, visit


NKY Tsunami 14U tryouts

The Northern Kentucky Tsunami 14U baseball team will have tryouts 7-8:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 7, at Friendship Park, 5589 E. Alexandria Pike in Cold Spring. The team anticipates playing 45-50 games, including tournaments, in the SWOL American Division in 2012. Registration begins at 6:30 p.m. If unable to make the date, email or call 513673-0888 for a personal tryout.

Taylor Huth Memorial Golf Outing

The Epilepsy Foundation will host the annual Taylor Huth Memorial Golf Outing Aug. 27 at Legendary Run, 915 E. Legendary Run in Cincinnati. The golf scramble will feature a $20,000 hole-in-one prize, raffles, food, drinks and more. Proceeds from the event help area youth with epilepsy by funding the Taylor Huth Scholarship fund. Cost is $300 for a foursome with sponsorships available. For more information or to register, call 513-721-2905 or visit

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Fast Start Volleyball

Northern Kentucky Volleyball Club (NKYVC) has open registration for Fast Start Volleyball, a program specifically designed for athletes who do not make their school program or who attend schools that do not have a volleyball program available. The program provides technique and skill training and a competition schedule. It is appropriate for all skill levels as courts and teams are age and skill divided to ensure each athlete is challenged. Athletes will practice one hour, two days a week for six weeks Aug. 10 Sept. 21. All sessions are held at the Town & Country Sports Complex, 1018 Town Drive in Wilder. For more information, visit

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Mustangs, Camels growing in girls golf By James Weber

CAMPBELL COUNTY – A young Bishop Brossart High School girls golf team is getting older and better for head coach Suzette Glaab, who enters her fourth year at the helm. She has four juniors, two sophomores and four freshmen on her roster this year. “I am excited about our season this year because all of our players will be in high school,” she said. “The last two years we have been struggling to have a team and no player has been older than a sophomore. This season we will have some experienced players. Additionally, we have some more new players who are going to offer depth to our program.”

Despite their youth, the Mustangs won the 10th Region All “A” championship last year and played at state. They only won one dual match for the season, however. Returning starters are junior Lauren Seiter, sophomore Brittany Burkhardt, freshman Taylor Burkhardt, sophomore Madi Schneider and junior Catherine DeMoss. Brossart was set to play Campbell County Aug. 1 and then participates in the Pendleton County tournament Aug. 9. Brossart hosts Simon Kenton Aug. 4. Campbell County had its first winning season in girls golf last year, going 6-5 in matches under head coach Lynne Gokey, who enters her third season. Returning starters are Kara

McCord, Mary Bunzel, Lydia Clark, Cora Byrd, and Amber Roseberry. McCord and Bunzel, both juniors, had some medalist honors last season. Marissa Visse and Katie Youtsey picked up some JV experience last year and should contribute this season. “They have been working on their game during the summer and some of last year’s JV team have improved and will help the varsity,” Gokey said. “I’m looking for a strong finish in the conference tournament and hopefully send a couple of girls to the state tournament.” Newport Central Catholic’s Courtney Tierney finished second in the girls division in the 7-Up Junior Tour championships this summer. She looks to be one of the top girls

golfers in Northern Kentucky this year. On the boys side, Highlands returns all five of its starters from last year’s state qualifying team, including senior Hunter Majewski, freshman Parker Harris, freshman Jeff Lynne, freshman Laine Harrett and sophomore Majewski Jackson Bardo. Majewski was runner-up at the conference and regional tournaments and averaged 38 per nine holes. The Bluebirds were active on the 7-Up Junior Tour this summer. See more sports coverage at

Junior golf tour honors winners By James Weber

The 7-Up Junior Golf Tour concluded July 26 at Boone Links. Champions were Kristen Smith, Ryan Clements, Paul Huber, Jackson Frame and Chris Desmarais. The tourney was two rounds except for the boys 11 and under division, which was 27 holes. THANKS TO PENNIE WISEMAN

Bishop Brossart 2011 graduate Felicity Britt signs to play volleyball for Thomas More College in June.

Brossart volleyballer heads to TMC By James Weber

ALEXANDRIA - Pennie Wiseman had tryouts for her Bishop Brossart High School volleyball team July 15. Her best player from the 2010 season was there, but only as a helper and not an active player. Felicity Britt will take her talents to Thomas More College this fall after completing an outstanding career at Brossart and graduating in 2011. Britt will be part of the Saints volleyball program. “We’re going to miss her this season,” said Wiseman, the Brossart head coach. “We’re definitely going to miss her leadership and skill. We hope as a team to

go watch her play at Thomas More.” Britt was the top player for Brossart last year, leading the team in kills and most other categories as well. “She was the leader of the team, the go-to player on and off the court, not only for strategy but leading the team and bringing them together,” Wiseman said. The Mustangs were 21-9 last year, winning the 39th District championship. Brossart also won the 10th Region All “A” tournament. Britt had been eyeing the Thomas More program for a while, as she wanted to play in college but be close to home as well. She joins a highly suc-

cessful team, as the Saints have won the Presidents’ Athletic Conference regularseason and tournament championships each of the last two years and played in the NCAA Division III tourney both times. TMC, 28-8 last season, will open its new year in a home tournament Sept. 2-3. The 2011 edition of the Mustangs start the season at home Aug. 11 against Villa Madonna. Wiseman said they return four seniors who started last year but will have big holes to fill in the form of Britt and libero Marie Heeb. See more sports coverage at presspreps.

NKY Sports Reunion

A reunion for all former Northern Kentucky sports players, coaches and officials will be 1 p.m. to midnight Aug. 20, at Rivershore Sports Complex, 7842 River Road in Hebron. Cost is $5 or $10 per family. There will be games, prizes, cornhole and more. Meet Charlie Coleman of the TV show “Sports Legends and Freddie Simpson, who played in the movie “A League of Their Own.” Retro will provide live music. The Northern Kentucky Sports Hall of Fame members’ softball game will be at 5:30 p.m. All proceeds go the Kentucky Circuit Clerk’s Trust for Life Program, helping to secure organs/tissue donations to help Kentuckians.

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Baseball tryouts

Cincinnati Fury, a newly-formed, select youth baseball organization that was formed to compete at a high level with honor and integrity through skilled coaching, is having tryouts The 11U tryout is 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. with a 9 a.m. registration, and the 15U tryouts are 3-7 p.m. with a 2 p.m. registration. Dates include Aug. 20 at Northern Kentucky University, Nunn Drive, Highland Heights. Players only need to attend one date. Players are to dress in long pants and bring the necessary baseball equipment (gloves, bats, batting helmets, catcher’s gear, hats, etc.). Water will be provided. Cincinnati Fury has the competitive advantage of a solid staff with extensive baseball knowledge and experience guided by the coaching philosophy of Don Gullett Jr. Don’s father, Don Gullet, a former MLB pitcher and pitching coach will be the Fury’s pitching coordinator. Cincinnati Fury will have open tryouts for anyone eligible for the 2012 11U and 15U divisions. Players will go through a pro-style workout where they will be assessed individually on a range of skills. Visit, e-mail, or call 390-7800.

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Kings U14 girls win Ohio State Cup

The Kings Soccer Academy Elite U14 girls team won the 2011 Ohio State Cup Championship. The team has captured four titles in the past five years. The Kings beat Tri-State FA Elite, 3-1, in the finals. The girls live in Park Hills, Fort Thomas, Hebron in Kentucky and Mt. Lookout, Glendale, Anderson, Amelia and Western Hills, Ohio. Pictured, from left, bottom row: Madeline Pickup (team mascot), Maryellen Tully, Meghan Martella, Lauren Nemeroff, Emily Wiser, Marissa Stone, Sydney Goins, Lauren Duggins, Kaitlyn Bigner and Courtney Hansel; back row: Coach Jon Pickup, Hailey Best, Abby Stevens, Brittany Mahoney, Jana Owens, Annie Meisman, Payton Atkins, Kelly Polacek, Megan Desrosiers and Brooklyn Rivers.


Finals: Kristen Smith 171, Courtney Tierney 172, Morgan Larison 186, Lauren Vice 193, Ashley Schneider 207, Brianna Aulick 209. Missed cut: Megan Mauer 105, Emily Armbrecht 111, Maggie Miles 111, Ellen Kendall 113, Sarah Boden 118, Meredith Hartfiel 123.

Boys 11U

Finals: Ryan Clements 124, Nolan Schrand 144, Ethan Berling 147, Elliott Berling 151, Lincoln Herbst 152, Jacob Tarvin 160, Josh Struck 161, Jack DeFraites


Boys 12-13

Finals: Paul Huber 161, Tyler Lippert 162, Michael Bracken 179, Jacob Vrolijk 183, Evan Thompson 188, Jake Cahill 207. Missed cut: Grant Garrison 98, Trey Roseberry 98, David Rich 100.

Boys 14-15

Finals: Jackson Frame 157, Zach Adams 158, Merik Berling 161, Logan Gamm 162, Jackson Bardo 170, Jeff Lynne 174. Missed cut: Drew McDonald 84, Matt Striegel 84, Tim Fritz 84, Cody Kellam 85, Austin Squires 86, Parker Harris 88.

Boys 16-18

Finals: Chris Desmarais 153, Brad Litzinger 154, Zach Wright 158, Lane Weaver 159, Chet Wehrman 162, Blake Adkins 165. Missed cut: Tim Livingood 81, Jim Kelly 84, Carter Hibbard 84, Joe Kendall 85, Seattle Stein 92, Joey Fredrick 94.

N. Kentucky prepares for sports reunion Aug. 20 By James Weber

While at a funeral several months ago, Dale McMillen lamented that there are many Northern Kentucky sports figures he only sees at funerals. McMillen, a former area coach and radio broadcaster, is trying to get friends together in life and not just in death. McMillen is organizing the inaugural Northern Kentucky Sports Reunion, which will be 1 p.m. to midnight Saturday, Aug. 20, at Rivershore Sports Complex in Hebron. All former players, coaches, officials and fans are invited to the daylong outdoor get-together. Admission is $5, which will benefit the KY Circuit Clerks’ Trust For Life program – a non-profit dedicated to raising awareness about organ donation. McMillen, who had a lifesaving double transplant two years ago, said promoting organ donation is one of the reasons for having the reunion.

The other is to preserve the history of Northern Kentucky athletics. He said as more coaches and administrators leave area schools, it gets harder for their younger replacements to keep that connection to a school’s past. McMillen is partnering with both the Northern Kentucky Sports Hall of Fame and Northern Kentucky Athletic Directors Association Hall of Fame to organize the event. While the reunion is basically a picnic giving patrons a chance to just sit and talk, there will be special additions to the festivities. Those include games, prizes, a live band and exhibits. A Legends softball game will take place and Charlie Coleman’s TV interviews with local legends will air throughout the day. For more information or to help with the reunion, contact McMillen at or 3440968. See more sports coverage at presspreps.


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Sports & recreation

July Madness Northern Kentucky University head basketball coach Dave Bezold demonstrates a dribbling drill to Norse campers on July 19 at Regents Hall. Bezold has guided the Norse since 2004.


Campbell County Lookouts’ Stefan Clarkson, 10, and Alex Johnson, 10, pose at Haubner Field in Cincinnati. The two were selected for the 2011 Southwest Ohio League (SWOL) 10U West All-Start Team. Stefan, pictured left, was starting catcher and Alex, right, was starting pitcher in the game against the SWOL 10U East AllStar team. West won, 19-13. Alex scored three runs and Stefan scored two.

Two Lookouts make SWOL All-Star team

Alex Johnson, 10, and Stefan Clarkson, 10, of the Campbell County Lookouts, a 10U baseball team, were selected for the 2011 Southwest Ohio League (SWOL) 10U West All-Star team. They joined players in the division from Indiana, Ohio and Kentucky to take on the SWOL 10U East AllStar team at Haubner Field in Cincinnati July 7 . Alex was starting pitcher and Stefan was the starting catcher. Alex went 3-4, 3 RBI, and scored three runs. Stefan went 2-4, 2 RBI, and

scored two runs. While playing shortstop in the third inning, with runners on second and third, Alex made a fully extended diving grab behind second base to steal a run from the East AllStars and get the third out of the inning. Stefan blocked all pitches in the dirt and didn’t allow any runs on passed balls. At the end of seven innings, just under three hours, the SWOL West AllStars were victorious over the East All-Stars, 19-13.

Adam Hisch (blue UK shirt) of Immaculate Heart of Mary in Anderson Township and Ethan Snapp of Newport (white shirt, black shorts) work on a ball-handling drill at Northern Kentucky University basketball camp July 19 as former NKU player Kevin Listerman watches. Listerman currently is head basketball coach at Colerain High School.

Crosley New of Fort Thomas (right) and Grady Combs of Campbell County keep the scoreboard at the NKU Rec Center during NKU basketball camp July 19.

From left to right, Jackson Recht, Morgan Race, Kyle Finfrock, Spencer Dee and Tommy Steppe await their turn to play at Northern Kentucky University’s basketball camp July 19. All five boys are from Fort Thomas and eventually plan to attend Highlands High School.

Scholarship winner

Jack Ritter of Alexandria was awarded the 2010-11 Campbell County Football Jimmy Geiman Scholarship and received the Geiman-Heisman Trophy.



JV tennis success


JV regional tennis tournament doubles champions and runners-up are, from left: Runners-up, Parker Harris and Eric Peterson from Highlands High School; and winners, Franklin Graves and Connor Shively from Highlands High School.


Calipari visits NCC camp

University of Kentucky basketball coach John Calipari talks to basketball campers at Newport Central Catholic High School June 21. The camp was for children in kindergarten through sixth grade.

Miller heads to Bellarmine


Highlands’ players of the year

The Highlands High School baseball team held its annual awards banquet on May 21 in the school’s cafeteria. Quenten Murray, left, was named Offensive Player of the Year; Eli Schultz, middle, was named Most Valuable Player; and Mitch Meyer, right, was awarded Defensive Player of the Year.

Arguably Northern Kentucky’s top senior pitcher, Alicia Miller, will continue her fast pitch softball career at Bellarmine University in Louisville next year. She becomes one of two Bishop Brossart players to sign this year. She has compiled a 75-28 career record at Brossart while pitching against some of the top teams in Northern Kentucky and the state. Her career ERA is 0.71 over 660.1 innings and 117 games. In those 660.1 innings she allowed just 427 hits, 199 runs (65 earned) while walking 31 and striking out 702. She owns 31 career shutouts. This season she is 22-5 with a microscopic 0.28 ERA while allowing just 111 hits in 173.1 innings. She has allowed 38 runs (7 earned while walking just 1 and striking out 184 with 10 shutouts). A First Team All-Region, All-Conference and Honorable Mention All-State Performer during her career she is an excellent student in the classroom and plans to major in physical therapy at Bellarmine. “We have been blessed with some great pitchers here at Bishop Brossart, but Alicia is at the top of the list with her ability, work ethic and heart. We all wish her only the best in her college softball and her career. It has been an honor to have had the privilege of coaching her,” coach Mel Webster said.


Briefly A future in baseball

Nate Losey of Campbell County High School and Jacob Ollier of Bishop Brossart High School will attend the College of Mount St. Joseph in the fall and play baseball.

Honors court

Northern Kentucky University men’s basketball player Tony Rack has been named to the National Association of Basketball Coaches Honors Court for his work in the classroom. Rack, a junior guard, earned the recognition for his academic performance during the 2010-11 season. In order to be named to the NABC Honors Court, a player must be a junior or senior and own at least a 3.2 cumulative grade point average. Rack averaged 5.5 points per game as NKU posted a 21-9 record and advanced to the NCAA Division II Tournament as a junior. The Moeller High School product was 49for-119 from three-point range last season. In addition, Rack’s threepointer at the buzzer gave


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Lorenzen is commissioner

The Ultimate Indoor Football League (UIFL) recently named former UIFL MVP Jared Lorenzen decided to be the league’s commissioner for the upcoming season, effective immediately. “We are excited that Jared has accepted the offer to help build the UIFL brand,” UIFL League President Andrew Haines said. “He was an ambassador for the league as general manager and then quarterback in the league last season, and that will continue in his new role.” The former University of Kentucky star was a four-year starter and set school records in total offense, passing yards and passing touchdowns, eclipsing many marks set by 1999 NFL No. 1 overall draft pick Tim Couch. Despite the gaudy passing numbers, Lorenzen went undrafted before signing with

the New York Giants. He was the back-up quarterback on the Super Bowl XLII winning team. Lorenzen duties will include forming an advisory board of former or current NFL players, issue fines, suspensions, and other related sanctions relating to the football operations. Lorenzen will also compose a weekly blog, “Commissioner’s Corner,” updating the fans on UIFL progress. This is the second straight season Lorenzen has started in the front office. He was the first general manager of the Northern Kentucky River Monsters before deciding to step down to play quarterback. Lorenzen admitted the decision to give up playing and joining the league office wasn’t done overnight.

“It was a very difficult decision,” said Lorenzen. “Whatever happened last year, happened. Northern Kentucky is still my home. I still want to be around football. There is stuff I can do to help the guys in this league move up.”

New coach

The Northern Kentucky indoor football organization and the Ultimate Indoor Football League recently named the new head coach for the 2012 organization, and they didn’t have to look too far. Former River Monsters offensive coordinator Brian Schmidt will take over the helm of the new UIFL team. While it will be Schmidt’s first indoor head coaching position, he is unofficially 3-0

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Advice for properly planning for retirement Everyone has goals in mind for their retirement, but less than half of American workers have tried to figure out how much money they will need to accumulate for retirement. The majority of these individuals admit that they either guessed or did their own calculations. What about you? Planning Matters It’s important to realize that calculating a retirement savings goal does more than simply provide you with a dollars and cents estimate of how much you’ll need for the future. It also requires you to visualize the specific details of your retirement dreams and to assess whether your current financial plans are realistic, comprehensive and up-to-date.

Action Plans Following these four strategies will help you do a better job of identifying and pursuing your retirement savMarc Barone ings goals: • Double Community check your Recorder a s s u m p t i o n s . guest Before you do columnist anything else, answer these important questions: When do you plan to retire? Where and when do you plan to get your retirement income? Are your investment expectations in line with the performance poten-

tial of the investments you own? Over time we may modify our plans because of raises or changes in income over time. • Use the proper “calculator.” The best way to calculate your goal is using one of the many interactive worksheets now available free of charge online and in print. The online calculators will have blank spaces into which you can plug in your retirement information. One great feature to some of the online calculators is that you can change different variables. This can help you, but remember that this will not guarantee future returns. • Contribute more. Do you think you could manage to save another $10 or $20 each pay period? If you think so, here’s

some further motivation. Contributing an extra $20 each week to your current plan could provide you with an additional $130, 237 over 30 years, assuming an 8 percent return. • Meet with an advisor. A financial professional can help you determine a strategy - and help you stick to it. Retirement will likely be one of the biggest expenses in your life, so it’s important to maintain an accurate price estimate and financial plan. Make it a priority to calculate your savings goal at least once a year. Marcus A Barone is a financial representative for the Woodmen of the World Life Insurance Society in Alexandria. He can be reached by phone at 859-448-0425, or by e-mail at


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What do you do to “beat the heat?” “In order to beat the heat I just stay at home and be what my parents would call ‘lazy.’” DB “I can’t change how Mother Nature controls the outdoor temperature so I don’t dwell on it. If the weather people would stop reminding everyone about how hot it is outside, I don’t think heat would be at the front of everyone’s mind. I just go about my daily errands, etc. and I don’t dwell on it. Inside the home, keeping the blinds closed on the side of the house that is getting the sun until it leaves, and then repeating the procedure on the other side makes a big difference inside allowing for the thermostat to stay at a set number. Ours is at 76 degrees. Fans also help move the air for circulation. Remember people, it beats having ole man winter blowing at our doors! Think positive, in a hundred years you won’t know the difference anyway!” M.E.N.


Reid Neufelder launches a ball in the dodge ball tournament sponsored by the Student Council at St. Joseph, Cold Spring.



Student Council members of St. Joseph, Cold Spring, raised $400 for Cancer Family Care to be donated in memory of Bob Patterson, a parent of one of the school’s students, through a game of dodgeball. The student council members coached the teams, refereed the games and ran the concessions stand. Shown: Abigail Schwartz finds she is out maneuvered by Jacob Verst and Jackson Crawford, (in the back) as they play in the dodge ball tournament at St. Joseph.

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Foster parents can help rebuild communities – one child at a time Necco has provided therapeutic foster care to area youth for over 14 years. Over the years we’ve worked with hundreds of kids from all walks of life, all ages and races, and all socioeconomic backgrounds. While foster care is about second chances and rebuilding lives, it is also about building and strengthening communities. Without the help of our amazing foster parents, we would have a very hard time giving these kids a second chance to become positive and productive members of society.

Community ties

“Family doesn’t always mean shared blood. More than any-

thing it is shared love.” Alicia Johnson Necco At Necco, we view foster care as a coming together of the entire commuPam Priddy nity to raise the that Community children have fallen by Recorder the wayside. guest Foster parcolumnist ents choose to open their homes to children who literally have nowhere else to go. They offer trust, love, and guidance, encourage confidence, and set a positive example for youth to follow as they go about their daily lives.

One foster parent recently told us, “You can live your life because of or in spite of what happens to you.”

Foster a child, foster hope

The only problem with good foster parents is that there aren’t enough of them to go around. With more than 50 children in out of home care in Boone County and 7,000 statewide, there is still so much more to be done. Thousands of children still need a home safe from harm. We salute all those who have dedicated their homes and their hearts to becoming a foster parent and we encourage others to open their homes to children in need. We won’t lie to you; foster parents work hard and display dedi-

cation and courage. However, there is no other feeling quite like the one that comes from accepting a child who has no home, a troubled past, and an uncertain future and telling them, “I accept you for who you are, and you are worthy and deserving of love. Let me help you find your way.” You’ll find that the rewards that come from that experience are very much worth the hard work, dedication, and sacrifice. With Necco, you’ll never be left on your own to face the challenges of foster parenting. Out experienced staff is dedicated to providing the training and round the clock crisis support that you will need to be an outstanding foster parent. In addition you’ll receive reimbursement for

Without the help of our amazing foster parents, we would have a very hard time giving these kids a second chance to become positive and productive members of society. the care of each child placed in your home. If you’re interested in becoming a foster parent, want to donate, volunteer, become an advocate, or simply become a fan, you can visit us on the web at or find us on Facebook. Pam Priddy is executive director of Necco of Kentucky.

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Cold Spring resident Lori Gammon poses for a picture with her dog Harley.

Night out leads to family adopting a new pet By Amanda Joering Alley

When Cold Spring resident Lori Gammon went to Cline’s on the River to see a band four years ago, she didn’t expect to come home with a new puppy. The puppy, a pit bull mix, had been abandoned at the Cold Spring restaurant and bar on Licking Pike, and Gammon, who owned others dogs at the time, said she couldn’t just leave her to live without a good home. “When she was a puppy, she looked like a Shar-Pei with a squished up little face,” Gammon said. “She was just so adorable.” So, Gammon wrapped the puppy in a blanket and took her home on the back of her then-boyfriend’s Harley Davidson motorcycle. It was couple weeks before Gammon and her

son, Steven Bryant, who was 14 at the time, came up with a name for their new pet, eventually deciding on the name Harley, she said. “We decided that since she came home on a Harley, it was fitting,” Gammon said. Since some of the customers and employees at Cline’s knew that she had taken the dog home, they asked Gammon how Harley was doing for months afterwards, and she brought Harley back to visit everyone there several times. Gammon said Harley is a great dog, who loves to go for walks and take rides in her truck. “She’s pretty rambunctious at times and likes attention, but she’s a very loving dog,” Gammon said. For more about your community, visit

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Matthew Sendelbach, 15, of Melbourne, and his horse dart and weave through the pole course.


Saddle-Up a 4-H riding tradition By Chris Mayhew

CAMP SPRINGS - Each summer, area 4-H youth horse riders gallop into the Northern Kentucky Saddle Club’s grounds and put on a show. The Saddle Club’s arena is home to multiple other horse shows for adults and others throughout the year, but the 4-H shows are a good way to support youth interest in equine sports, said Tom Connley, president of the Saddle Club. “We don’t charge them anything because that’s our future customers for shows,” Connley said. Campbell County’s 4-H group is known as the “Saddle-Up Club,” and each show is an opportunity for the members to earn show points not only by riding, but also by helping to set up and later clean up the arena, said Gene Barbian of Alexandria, one of the adult leaders of the county’s 4-H. Not counting a possible rain make-up date, the next scheduled 4-H show dates at the Saddle Club are Aug. 20 and Sept. 18, Barbian said. Being in the 4-H club and working with and riding horses is a way of life, said Brianne Vogelpohl, 17, of Grant’s Lick. “I’ve just grown up around them,” Vogelpohl said. Vogelpohl said she has lots of friends who ride with 4-H, but not all her friends are people.


Brianne Vogelpohl, 17, of Grant’s Lick, gives a bucket of water to her horse Thunder before the start of the Campbell County 4-H Saddle-Up Club horse show in Camp Springs Sunday, July 31. “My best friend is my horse,” she said. Vogelphol said she has three horses, Thunder, Bambi, and Abby. “Thunder is my big baby,” she said. Brittany Hardesty, 13, of Burlington, said before the July 31 show she likes one thing about riding horses going fast. Hardesty said she loves being around horses, and it’s something she’s done since she was about 5 years old. “Basically, if there aren’t horses around me I’m just another girl walking around doing nothing,” she said. Hardesty’s grandfather, Mike Cassedy, of Union, said he was the first member of his family to ride horses, and that 4-H is a lot


Cheyenne Hardesty, 13, of Burlington, brushes her horse “Bayne” prior to the Campbell County 4-H Saddle-Up Club show at the Northern Kentucky Saddle Club in Camp Springs Sunday, July 31. of fun for the children. 4-H is “huge” on family, Cassedy said.

“For me, it’s three generations of just going out and being with horses,” he said.

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Summer Romance, 6-10 p.m., Passionate Arts Center, 31-33 W. Pike St., First Friday. Lush summer spectrum in paintings, pottery, jewelry, hats, scarves and more. Gallery 31, located across Seventh Street from Artisans Enterprise Center, features depth of work by established regional artists. Free. 859-3938358. Covington.


First Friday Gallery Hop, 6-10 p.m., Covington Arts District, Madison Avenue, Pike Street and MainStrasse, First Friday of every month. Covington’s galleries, restaurants and other venues open late for original artwork viewing. Free. Through Dec. 2. 859-2922322. Covington.


Friday Night Ballroom Dance, 8-10 p.m., Step-N-Out Studio, 721 Madison Road, Group lesson 8-8:30 p.m. DJ dance to multiple styles of ballroom dance music begins 8:30-10 p.m. Family friendly. $5. 859-2912300. Covington.


Clogging Demonstrations/Open Dance, 8 p.m., Drawbridge Inn Hotel, 2477 Royal Drive, Public invited to watch energetic, footstomping and hand-clapping form of dance. $5 per day. Registration required. Presented by Hills of Kentucky Cloggers. 859-7608497; Fort Mitchell.


Wine Tasting, 4-8 p.m., D.E.P.’s Fine Wine & Spirits Fort Thomas, 90 W. Alexandria Pike, Free. 859-781-8105; Fort Thomas. Wine Tasting, 6-9 p.m., StoneBrook Winery, 6570 Vineyard Lane, Stonebrook is on the Northern Kentucky Back Roads Wine Trail. Pick up a passport at one of the five wineries and get it validated at each winery for a gift. Information and list of participating wineries at website. Five for $5. 859-635-0111; Camp Springs. Wine Tasting, 5-9 p.m., Camp Springs Vineyard, 6685 Four Mile Road, $1. 859-4480253. Camp Springs.



Vince Morris, 8 p.m. (Ages 21 and up) and 10:30 p.m. (Ages 18 and up), Funny Bone Comedy Club, Newport on the Levee, $15. 859-957-2000; Newport.


Dial “M” for Monmouth Murder Mystery, 8-10 p.m., Monmouth Theatre, 636 Monmouth St., Interactive murder mystery. During each performance, audience gets to decide who committed the crime. Ages 18 and up. $15. 859-655-9140; Newport. The Wizard of Oz, 8 p.m., Ryle High School, 10379 U.S. 42, A musical version of L. Frank Baum’s classic tale. $10; $7 Children and Seniors. Presented by Union Community Theatre. Through Aug. 6. 859.586.0659; Union.


COMMUNITY DANCE Tango Dance Party, 8:30-11:30 p.m., StepN-Out Studio, 721 Madison Road, Social Tango dancing. Bring appetizer or wine to share. Ages 18 and up. $10. 859-2912300; Covington. DANCE CLASSES

Clogging Demonstrations/Open Dance, 8 p.m., Drawbridge Inn Hotel, $5 per day. Registration required. 859-760-8497; Fort Mitchell.


Dog Days of Summer Art Fair, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Rabbit Hash General Store, 10021 Lower River Road, Hand-crafted merchandise by talented artists from the area. Includes music, food, fire eaters and more. Free parking with hay wagon shuttling from parking areas to fair. Free. Through Aug. 7. 859-586-7744; Rabbit Hash.


Health and Safety Training: CPR-AED and First Aid, 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Erlanger Branch Library, 401 Kenton Lands Road, Program by Northern Kentucky Emergency Medical Services. $45. Registration required. Presented by Kids Count Inc.. 859-3420655. Erlanger.




Cold War Kids, 8 p.m., Madison Theater, 730 Madison Ave., Doors open 7 p.m. $18. 859491-2444. Covington. Concerts and Friday Family Fun Nights Series, 7 p.m., Independence Memorial Park, 2001 Jack Woods Parkway, The Madcap Puppets present “Tales of Flight and The Wright Brothers.” Presented by City of Independence. 859-356-6264; Independence.

Vince Morris, 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m., Funny Bone Comedy Club, $15. Ages 21 and up. 859-957-2000; Newport.


The Wizard of Oz, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., Ryle High School, $10; $7 Children and Seniors. 859.586.0659; Union.

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Cincinnati Meets the Beatles! 1964 & 1966 The Liverpool Sensations Invade the Tri-State, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., BehringerCrawford Museum, 1600 Montague Road, Exhibit features stunning photos of news photographer Gordon Baer. Family friendly. Included with admission: $7, $6 seniors, $4 children; free for members. 859-491-4003. Covington. Kneehigh Exhibits, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Creation Museum, 2800 Bullittsburg Church Road, Charlie and Trike, two new explorers, show young visitors the Bible in a charming and imaginative way. Ages 5-12. $24.95 ages 13-59, $19.95 ages 60 and up, $14.95 ages 5-12, free ages 4 and under; $7 planetarium. 888-582-4253; Petersburg.



Overeaters Anonymous, 7 p.m., St. Elizabeth Fort Thomas, 85 N. Grand Ave., Room A. Presented by Greater Cincinnati Overeaters Anonymous Intergroup. 513-921-1922. Fort Thomas.

Cincinnati Meets the Beatles! 1964 & 1966 The Liverpool Sensations Invade the Tri-State, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., BehringerCrawford Museum, Included with admission: $7, $6 seniors, $4 children; free for members. 859-491-4003. Covington. Kneehigh Exhibits, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Creation Museum, $24.95 ages 13-59, $19.95 ages 60 and up, $14.95 ages 5-12, free ages 4 and under; $7 planetarium. 888-582-4253; Petersburg.

Kassie Miller, 8-11:30 p.m., Chez Nora, 530 Main St., Harmonious blend of country and soul. Free. 859-491-8027; Covington.

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Sasha, 7-10 p.m., Argentine Bean Bistro and Wine Bar, 2875 Town Center Blvd., Gypsy Latin Jazz. Free. 859-426-1042; Crestview Hills. The Dukes, 8 p.m., York St. Cafe, 738 York St., Jitterbug dance band. 859-431-0955; Newport.


Kentucky Symphony Orchestra Summer Series Concert, 7:30-10 p.m., Devou Park, 1344 Audubon Road, Music from the Peanut Gallery: Kentucky Symphony Orchestra Floodwall Jazz Quintet performs hits from Bolling, Brubeck and Guaraldi. Second half includes favorites from “Peanuts” cartoons. Family-friendly concert. Bring seating. Family friendly. Free. Presented by Kentucky Symphony Orchestra. 859-431-6216; Covington.



Open Play Paintball, 3-5 p.m., Town and Country Sports and Health Club, 1018 Town Drive, Golf Range Clubhouse to pay and for orientation. Includes Field Rental, Unlimited CO2 and 500 paintballs and Refs and two free additional hours of open play, which is normally 3-5 p.m. All paintballs must be purchased from Xtreme Paintball at Town & Country. Field paint only. Ages 10 and up. Ages 17 and under must bring a waiver signed by a parent prior to play. $25, $12 500 additional paintballs, $10 marker/gun, gloves, mask and vest. 859-442-5800; Wilder.

Glier’s Goettafest will be 5-9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 5, noon to 11 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 6, and noon to 9 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 7, on Riverboat Row at Newport on the Levee. Celebrate the pork and oat product, goetta, with goetta nachos, corn dogs, burritos, pizza, rangoon and burgers while enjoying live music, games, rides and more. Presented by Glier’s Meats. For more information, call 859-291-1800, ext. 211 or visit Pictured is Kyle Lung cooking goetta at the Cincinnati Grill booth during a previous Glier’s Goettafest at Newport on the Levee.


Florence Freedom Baseball, 6:05 p.m. vs. Washington Wild Things, Champion Window Field Kids Club. Family Sunday. Salute to Troops night., $12 VIP, $10 reserved, $7 lawn. 859-594-4487; Florence.


Flea Market, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Queen City Mustangers presents Kids and Cars show Saturday., Diocesan Catholic Children’s Home, 75 Orphanage Road, Furniture, antiques, home decor, clothing, toys, collectibles and more. Concessions and beverages available. Benefits Diocesan Catholic Children’s Home. 859331-2040; Fort Mitchell. Yard Sale, 8 a.m.-2 p.m., St. Timothy Parish, 10272 U.S. 42, Part of world’s longest yard sale. More than 70 vendors. Food and drink available. On-site parking, $1 per car. 859384-3777; Union. 127 Yard Sale, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Ockerman Middle School, 8300 U.S. 42, Benefit Ockerman Middle School. Concessions available and benefit Drama team. 859-282-3240. Florence.


Newport Gangster Walking Tour, 10:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 5 p.m., Gangsters Dueling Piano Bar, 18 E. Fifth St., Explore the streets where gangsters made their millions, gamblers lost their fortunes and their lives, and ladies of the night earned their reputations. $15. 859-491-8000; Newport. S U N D A Y, A U G . 7

FESTIVALS Dog Days of Summer Art Fair, Noon-5 p.m., Rabbit Hash General Store, Free. 859-5867744; Rabbit Hash. MUSIC - CONCERTS

John Butler Trio, 8 p.m., Madison Theater, 730 Madison Ave., Doors open 7 p.m. Eclectic roots and jam band from Australia. $32.85. 800-745-3000; Covington.


The Palmetto State Quartet, 6 p.m., Christ’s Chapel Church, 3819 Turfway Road, Southern Gospel group. 859-371-3787; Erlanger.


Vince Morris, 7:30 p.m., Funny Bone Comedy Club, $15. Ages 21 and up. 859-957-2000; Newport.

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CIVIC Campbell County Conservation District Meeting, 8 a.m., Campbell County Conservation District, 8351 E. Main St., Suite 104, Suite 104. Public encouraged to attend. 859-635-9587; Alexandria. MUSEUMS

Kneehigh Exhibits, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Creation Museum, $24.95 ages 13-59, $19.95 ages 60 and up, $14.95 ages 5-12, free ages 4 and under; $7 planetarium. 888-582-4253; Petersburg.


Bluegrass Jam, 8-11 p.m., Molly Malone’s Irish Pub and Restaurant, 112 E. Fourth St., No sign-up required. Ages 21 and up. Free. 859-491-6659. Covington.


Stand-up Comedy, 8:30 p.m., Beer Sellar, 301 Riverboat Row, Different line-up each week. Content rated R. Ages 21 and up. Free. 859-431-6969. Newport. T U E S D A Y, A U G . 9


ART & CRAFT CLASSES Crafters’ Corner, 10 a.m.-noon, Chapin Memorial Library, 6517 Market St., Bring supplies to work on own project. All mediums welcome, from macaroni to knitting; crochet, scrapbooking, beading, jewelry, embroidery, quilting, plastic canvas and more. Family friendly. Free. 859-342-2665. Petersburg. KARAOKE

Karaoke Night, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., Mokka and the Sunset Bar and Grill, 500 Monmouth St., $8 domestic buckets and $2 wells. 859-5813700. Newport.


Cincinnati Meets the Beatles! 1964 & 1966 The Liverpool Sensations Invade the Tri-State, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., BehringerCrawford Museum, Included with admission: $7, $6 seniors, $4 children; free for members. 859-491-4003. Covington.


Blues Jam, 8:30 p.m., Midway Cafe, 1017 S. Fort Thomas Ave., Hosted by Dick and the Roadmasters, award-winning blues band. Free. 859-781-7666. Fort Thomas.


Flux Pavilion and Doctor P., 9 p.m., Madison Theater, 730 Madison Ave., Doors open at 8 p.m. Standing only on the main floor. $20. 859-491-2444; Covington.

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Team Challenge Half Marathon Training Program Information Meeting, 7-8 p.m., The Running Spot-Newport, 317 Monmouth Ave., Fund-raising program trains participants to walk or run a half marathon. Free. Presented by Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation Southwest Ohio Chapter. 513-7723550; Newport.


GPS to Academic Success Workshops, 68 p.m. Unlocking the Power of the Parent., Newport High School, 900 E. Sixth St., Registration required. Presented by Devonshire Smith Diversity & Education Solutions. 513418-3917; email; Newport.


Great Inland Seafood Festival, 5-11 p.m., Festival Park Newport, Riverboat Row, Local restaurants selling freshest seafood available. Includes raffles, entertainment and daily harbor cruises. Parking available. Free. 859292-3666; Newport.

Job Search Series, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Mary Ann Mongan Library, 502 Scott Blvd., Computer Skills Required to Begin a Job Search. Human resources professionals from the Northern Kentucky Society for Human Resources Management lead participants in series of employment skill classes in conjunction with the Northern Kentucky One Stop. Ages 18 and up. Free. Reservations required. Presented by One Stop Northern Kentucky. 859-962-4071; Covington.


Weight Loss Class, 6:30-8 p.m., Hickory Grove Baptist Church, 11969 Taylor Mill Road, $30 per month, $20 per month with three-month membership. First class free. Presented by Equipped Ministries. 859-8028965. Independence.


Cincinnati Meets the Beatles! 1964 & 1966 The Liverpool Sensations Invade the Tri-State, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., BehringerCrawford Museum, Included with admission: $7, $6 seniors, $4 children; free for members. 859-491-4003. Covington. Kneehigh Exhibits, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Creation Museum, $24.95 ages 13-59, $19.95 ages 60 and up, $14.95 ages 5-12, free ages 4 and under; $7 planetarium. 888-582-4253; Petersburg.


The World’s Largest Yard Sale, also known as the 127 Corridor Sale, will be Thursday through Sunday, Aug. 4-7. The 675mile sale runs from Gadsden, Ala. to Hudson, Mich. MainStrasse Village in Covington will have nearly 100 yard sale vendors set along the Sixth Street Promenade in Goebel Park. MainStrasse Village hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information about the 127 Corridor Sale visit

Table Talk: Caregiver Support Group, 3:305 p.m., Fort Thomas-Carrico Branch Library, 1000 Highland Ave., For caretakers of medically fragile, elderly and terminally ill patients. Refreshments. Meets second Tuesday. Free. 859-572-5033; Fort Thomas.


The Kentucky Symphony Orchestra’s Flood Wall Jazz Quintet will perform Music From the Peanut Gallery at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 6, at the Devou Park Amphitheater in Covington. Music performed will include the work of Claude Bolling and Dave Brubeck, as well as, Vince Guaraldi, known for soundtrack music from Charles Schulz’s the Peanuts cartoon. Members of the Peanuts gang from Kings Island – Charlie Brown, Lucy, Linus, Schroeder and Snoopy – will be joining the band for the Guaraldi tunes. Admission and parking are free; a $5 donation is suggested. The TANK shuttle from Covington Catholic to the band shell runs from 6-7:30 p.m. for $1. Participants can bring blankets, lawn chairs and picnics. For more information, visit or call 859-431-6216. Pictured is a KSO performance at Devou Park in August 2010.


Here’s a real peach of a good cobbler

Combine first four ingredients in a pan, and let stand 10 minutes or until sugar dissolves. Bring peach mixture to a boil; reduce heat to low, and simmer 10 minutes or until tender. Remove from heat; add vanilla and butter, stirring until butter melts. Unfold two pie crusts. Sprinkle 1⁄4 cup pecans and 2 tablespoons sugar evenly over one pie crust; top with other pie crust. Roll to a 12-inch circle, gently pressing pecans into pastry. Cut into 11⁄2-inch strips. Repeat with remaining pie crusts, pecans, and sugar. Spoon half of peach mixture into a lightly greased or sprayed 13-by-9-inch baking dish. Arrange half of pastry strips in a lattice design over top of peach mixture. Bake at 475 degrees for 20 to 25 minutes or until lightly browned. Spoon remaining peach mixture over baked pastry. Top with remaining pastry strips in a lattice design. Bake 15 to 18 more minutes. Serve warm or cold. *2 (20-ounce) packages frozen peaches may be substituted. Reduce sugar to 2 cups, flour to 3 tablespoons, and nutmeg to 1⁄4 teaspoon. Proceed as directed. Note: To make ahead of time, let baked cobbler cool; cover and freeze up to one month. Thaw in refrigerator overnight. Uncover, and reheat in the oven at 250 degrees for 45 minutes. Online: Want another peach cobbler that’s even easier? Check out “Easy Peach Cobbler” on my blog at (Cooking with Rita).

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For Mary Ann, who enjoyed this in Texas. “It had fresh tomatoes, onions and cilantro, COURTESY SANDY SHELTON but no garRita’s neighbor SandyShelton’s peach cobbler. lic,” she said. The recipe broth and let it cool in broth from “Williams-Sonoma before dicing for added flaEssentials of Latin Cooking” vor and moistness. Taste as you go, adding (Oxmoor House, $34.95) 1 rib celery, 1 onion, the lesser amount of seasoning, etc. Add more if needed.

1 pound cooked chicken, diced or shredded 1 2 ribs celery, diced 1 2 green onions, sliced very thin Green grapes, cut in half, and salted cashew halves or pieces – you choose how much 1 cup Hellman’s mayonnaise or to taste 1 ⁄4 to 1⁄2 teaspoon or so each: Lawry’s seasoning salt and chicken base (use a good quality moist base like Minor’s) Mix chicken, celery and onions together. Whisk chicken base and salt with the mayo. Pour over chicken and mix gently. Stir in grapes and nuts. To make curried chicken salad: Start sprinkling

Combine everything and mix well. Taste and add more salt or cilantro. Serve right away or store, covered, in refrigerator up to three days. Bring to room temperature and adjust seasoning before using. Pico de gallo salsa variation: Add 1 serrano or jalapeño chile pepper, minced with its seeds, and fresh lime juice to taste.

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I have the best neighbors. Sandy Shelton, our neighbor across the road, brought us some warm peach pecan cobbler last evening. We had just finished dinner, so we had it for dessert. Oh my gosh, it was so good. Since peaches are coming into season now, it’s a good time to try this out. And if your peaches aren’t quite ripe, put them in a paper bag in a single layer. They won’t actually ripen more, but will become soft enough to use. Check out the area closest to the stems. If it’s creamy yellow, it has ripened on the tree. If it’s green, it may have been picked before it was ripe.

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Check the start date of your extended warranty I’ve often warned about buying third-party extended warranties for used cars because some of the companies do little more than take your money. But now I’ve got an alert when buying such warranties directly from the auto manufacturers. While those are the warranties I prefer, you do have to check to see exactly what you’re getting. Doris Stemmer of Anderson Township bought a used Lincoln LS in 2007. At the time the salesman sold her an extended service warranty from Ford. “He told us the extended warranty would kick in at the end of the manufacturer’s limited warranty, which

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Shop Bellevue to host pet patrons Bellevue Renaissance, group of volunteers tasked with revitalizing historic Fairfield Avenue, is throwing a party for pets. “Dog Days of Summer” – a celebration of all the wonderful creatures that offer us unconditional love. This event in honor of man’s best friend, woman’s too, along with their fourlegged, feathered and slithering friends is scheduled for Friday, Aug. 5 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Rescue groups, pet services, pet food stores will be set up along the Avenue and ready to greet patrons and their pets. There will be a “Pet Prance” parade, pet photographs taken and pet blessings offered in addition to all the great dining, shopping and socializing along the 200 to 700 blocks of Fairfield Avenue. Rescue groups will provide information, adoption agencies will be present for

families looking to expand, and animal themed merchandise will be available for purchase. Nonprofit organizations will graciously accept donations. And, of course, dogs are welcome. Most of the shops along Fairfield Avenue are very pet friendly and want to see four-legged best friends (on a leash, of course). Treats and water will be provided. The “Pet Prance” – a parade and celebration of dogs begins at 7:30 p.m. Meet in front of Little

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Don’t repeat Campbell County’s mistake Leader of effort to dissolve NKAPC in Campbell County admits removing planning agency was a grave mistake

Lloyd Rogers, the former Campbell County Judge-Executive and Tea Party activist who led the effort to eliminate the Northern Kentucky Area Planning Commission (NKAPC) in Campbell County almost 30 years ago, admitted that dissolving the planning agency in that county was a serious mistake. In an article in The Kentucky Post on December 4, 1990 (reprinted below), Rogers admitted that the planning agency was needed in the county. In the interview, Rogers acknowledged that NKAPC “has the expertise” and lamented “we threw the baby out with the wash.” Many Campbell County political, business, and civic leaders have recognized that the elimination of NKAPC severely damaged economic development and growth opportunities in that county.

Reprinted from The Kentucky Post, December 4, 1990; copyrighted material, permission granted. To review the complete article, go to

Now, the Homebuilders Association of Northern Kentucky (HBA) is trying to do the same thing in Kenton County. HBA and its members are spending more than $100,000 to dissolve NKAPC, the government agency that regulates the housing and construction industry in Kenton County. These special-interest groups have hired political mercenaries from California, Texas, Massachusetts, and elsewhere to gather signatures of Kenton County residents in an attempt to place this issue on the November ballot. Kenton County’s local governments do not support this effort. Each of Kenton County’s 18 cities and the Fiscal Court are represented on NKAPC’s oversight board. Kenton County elected officials want NKAPC to continue to serve as the independent watchdog of the housing and construction industry. HBA wants to eliminate NKAPC so that their members and cronies – rather than local officials you elect – can control planning and zoning in Kenton County. Is that what you want? Do not make the same mistake that Campbell County made almost 30 years ago. Get the facts. Support NKAPC and the important job it does regulating the housing and construction industry in Kenton County and planning for our community’s future. Do not sign the petition to dissolve NKAPC.

Have you been duped into signing a petition to dissolve NKAPC? Many Kenton County residents have registered complaints about harassment and misrepresentations by HBA’s out-of-state solicitors seeking petition signatures. If you believe you have been duped into signing this petition, you can remove your signature. Contact the Kenton County Clerk’s Office or the Kenton County Attorney’s Office to make arrangements to have your name removed from the petition. Ensure that your voice – not the HBA’s – continues to be the voice that is heard in Kenton County’s planning process. Keep our neighborhoods safe and strong. Paid for by concerned citizens and elected officials in Kenton County. No public funds were used to pay for this message. Check out our website,, for updates regarding this important community issue. CE-0000471217





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Suzanne Buckley, 40, 919 Worth St. No. 3, theft by unlawful taking at 145 Fairfield Ave., July 14. Linda Bickers, 50, 2406 Madison Ave., theft by unlawful taking at 145 Fairfield Ave., July 14. James Riley, 28, 3702 Decoursey Ave., theft by unlawful taking, warrant at 145 Fairfield Ave., July 14. Michael Thomas, 28, 821 Anne St., theft by unlawful taking at 145 Fairfield Ave., July 14. George Fenton, 34, 108 Foote Ave. No. 2, warrant, theft of identity at 108 Foote Ave., July 15. Alicia Slack, 21, 843 Whitehead Drive, alcohol intoxication in a public place at 53 Donnermeyer Drive, July 16. Lawrence Gaskins, 29, 225 East Ninth St., warrant at 53 Donnermeyer Drive, July 16. Damien Meyer, 20, 216 Prospect, warrant at 300 block of Taylor, July 17. Joshua Wayne Roaden, 28, 409 Dayton, warrant at Landmark Drive, July 17. Sylas Schlueter, 20, 5535 Limaburg Road, warrant at 15 Donnermeyer Drive, July 16. Robert Simmons, 53, 4003 Country Place Court, DUI at 25 Fairfield Ave., July 15.


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Ronnie Michel, 19, 630 Truman, carrying a concealed deadly weapon, alcohol intoxication in a public place at 10 Donnermeyer Drive, July 17. Nancy Stilson, 48, 1595 Hill Tree, warrant, alcohol intoxication in a public place at 712 Fairfield Ave., July 18. Jarrod Payne, 28, 2233 Hanser Drive, third degree criminal trespassing, public intoxication at 145 Fairfield Ave., July 21. Donald Tomes, 43, disorderly conduct, criminal trespassing at 172 Van Voast Ave., July 22. Anthony Hurtt, 27, 523 Fifth St., warrant at Don Pablos, July 22. Heather Parker, 22, 2 Blue Ash Circle, warrant at Fairfield Avenue, July 23. Gary Yeager, 25, 1674 Sunrise Road, fourth degree assault at 360 Berry Ave., July 24. Richard Mossman, 20, 324 Covert Run, failure to maintain insurance, no operator’s license, DUI at 53 Donnermeyer, July 24.

CAMPBELL COUNTY Arrests/citations

Gerald R. Reynolds, 31, 11451 Persimmon Grove Pike, warrant at 11451 Persimmon Grove Pike, July 11. Robert D. Hunt, 25, 10961 Woeste Road, warrant at West Main Street and Licking Pike, July 12. Brian R. Hiller, 37, 4024 Washington St., warrant at Race Track Road and Flatwoods Drive, July 11. Anthony W. Wilson, 48, 678 Harrisburg Hill Road, cultivate in marijuana - five plants or more - first offense at 678 Harrisburg Hill

Road, July 12. Justin C. Gibson, 28, 2236 Upper Lick Branch Road, receiving stolen property under $10,000 at 8774 Constable Drive, July 12. Timothy C. Henry, 25, 9585 Kosta Drive, warrant at 13050 Alexandria Pike, July 15.

Incidents/investigations Domestic

Reported at Fisher Road, July 11. Reported at Whirlaway Lane, July 18.

Fourth degree assault

Report of man assaulted woman and man over child custody issues at AJ Jolly campsite 33, July 18.

Unwanted subject

Report of unwanted man inside residence grabbed hammer at 5020 Gary Lane, July 17.


Report of someone pulled gun in parking lot and threw it in woods outside bar at 7753 Licking Pike, July 17.

Second degree attempted burglary

Report of front door found opened, but nothing taken at 3811 Dead Timber, July 13.

Second degree burglary

Report of jewelry box taken at 6690 Gunkel Road, July 13. Report of door pried open and tools taken at 2851 Fender Road, July 13. Report of man who did work on house threatened to kill man if not paid more at 3553 New Richmond Road, July 12.

Theft by unlawful taking

Report of gas drive-off without paying at 11539 U.S. 27, July 16.


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Report of aluminum ladder taken at

Theft by unlawful taking gasoline

Reported at Four Mile Road, July 15.

Report of inactive domestic at Mary Ingles Highway, July 14. Reported at Carthage Road, July 18.

Terroristic threatening/ harassing communications

2237 Upper lick Branch Road, July 12. Report of clothing taken from residence at 9324 Flagg Springs Pike, July 13. Report of ladder taken from vehicle at 1904 Grandview Road, July 14.

Verbal domestic

Fourth degree assault domestic

Ronald Campbell, 47, 1527 Vine St., warrant at 910 North Fort Thomas Ave., July 19. Holly Swartz, 22, 732 Overton St. Apt. 2, DUI at Washington Avenue and Fourth Street, July 21. Paul Goins, 23, 2585 Ogdenridge Road, warrant at South Fort Thomas Avenue at River Road, July 23. Jamie Rowe, 34, 806 Main St. No. 2, warrant at I-471, July 23. Issac Lamont Baker, 39, 1011 South Fort Thomas Ave., alcohol intoxication in a public place at 100 block of Sergeant, July 23. Randee Rae, 44, 608 Monmouth St., alcohol intoxication in a public place at 100 block of Sergeant, July 23. Rodney Ligon, 43, 1712 South Fountain, alcohol intoxication in a public place at 100 Sergeant, July 23.

Tom Bolton, 45, 4881 Winters Lane, alcohol intoxication in a public place at Sergeant at Delta, July 23. Dustin Roberts, 20, 8130 Diane Lane No. 10, warrant at I-471 north, July 24. Paula Perkins, 22, 208 Inverness Place, fleeing or evading police at I-471 north, July 23. Elizabeth Burden, 26, 29 Deshler Lane, DUI, driving on a suspended license at Highland Avenue at Deshler, July 27. Emily Sparks, 18, 42 Miller Lane, alcohol intoxication in a public place at South Fort Thomas Avenue at River Road, July 27. Christopher Bradford, 22, 60 Arlington Ave., alcohol intoxication in a public place at South Fort Thomas Avenue at River Road, July 27.

Incidents/investigations Second degree burglary

At 19 Overlook Drive, July 24.

Theft by unlawful taking

At Tower Hill Road, July 19. At Fort Thomas Plaza, July 22.

Theft by unlawful taking from auto At 11 Dumfires Ave., July 14.

Third degree burglary

At 19 Fairfield Place No. 2, July 26. At 704 Grand Ave., July 26.



Paul Mizel, 46, homeless, alcohol intoxication in a public place, third degree criminal trespassing at 846 York St., July 27. Samuel Leclair, 60, homeless, theft of services at 1711 Monmouth St.,

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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. July 25. Javier Perez-Escalante, 38, 218 East Sixth St., first degree possession of a controlled substance at Ninth and Washington, July 25. James Irvin, 52, 813 Washington No. 3, fourth degree assault at 700 block of Orchard, July 25. Bobbie Burchett, 32, homeless, theft of identity at Ninth and Washington, July 24. Julie Kuderer, 49, 944 Summit, fourth degree assault at 1012 Vine St., July 24. Edmund Kuderer, 48, 1012 Vine St., fourth degree assault at 1012 Vine St., July 24. Joey Ellis, 24, 508 West Ninth St. No. 1, fourth degree assault at 222 York St., July 24. Joey Santiti, 38, 382 Ninth St., fourth degree assault at Ninth and Ann, July 19. Brad Severson, 41, 768 Rogers Road, fourth degree assault at 300 West Sixth St., July 19. Tonya Michelle Hicks, 32, 927 Putnam, theft by unlawful taking at 900 block of Monroe, July 19. Keith White, 24, 325 West Sixth St. No. 106, fourth degree assault, resisting arrests at 325 West Sixth St., July 16.

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DEATHS Bernice Arrowood

Bernice “Bernie” Arrowood, 76, of Woodlawn, died July 27, 2011, at St. Elizabeth Fort Thomas. She was a retired seamstress with Jung’s (Futuro Co.) in Cincinnati. Survivors include her son, Stephen Arrowood of Cold Spring; daughter, Bobbie Jean Arrowood of Newport; brothers, C. B. Mitchell of Fort Thomas and Richard Mitchell of Newport; sisters, Mona Marcum of Tennessee and Alleen Baker of Cincinnati; and one grandchild. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery, Southgate.

Thomas Beiting

Thomas William Beiting, 62, of Newport, died July 29, 2011, at VA Medical Center in Fort Thomas. He was a self-employed attorney with Thomas W. Beiting Attorney Law Firm in Newport. He was a member of the Northern Kentucky Bar Association and the Newport Code Board, active at the Brighton Center and did pro bono work for the Juvenile Detention Center in Newport. He served in the U.S. Army. Survivors include his father and mother, Donald and Ann E. O’Hara Beiting of Wilder; sisters, Theresa Wiseman and Janet Stallkamp, both of Edgewood, and Donna Hicks of Cold Spring; and brothers, Daniel Beiting of Independence and Stephen Beiting of Taylor Mill. Burial was in Kentucky Veterans Cemetery North, Williamstown. Memorials: Father Ralph Beiting St. Jude Mission, Route 5, Box 1083, Louisa, KY 41230 or St. Joseph Parish Capital Campaign Fund, 4011 Alexandria Pike, Cold Spring, KY 41076.

Hospice. He retired from Interstate Asphalt. Survivors include his wife, Martha; sons, Christopher Herald of Burlington and Pernell Herald of Newport; daughter, Robin Combs of Alexandria; brothers, John Herald, Bill Herald and Teddy Herald, all of Jackson, Ky., and Arthur Clay Herald of Huber Heights, Ohio; sisters, Mary Back of Stanton, Ky., Gracie White of Austin, Ind., Birdie Gross of Lexington, Pollie Turner of Fairborn, Ohio, Nancy Hatton of North Vernon, Ind., and Betty Addison of Henderson, Ky.; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Interment was at John Griffith Cemetery in Sebastians Branch, Ky.

Patricia B. Hinkle

Patricia B. Hinkle, 78, of Newport, died July 28, 2011, at Carmel Manor Nursing Home in Fort Thomas. She was a retired waitress at the Country Inn in Newport. Survivors include her daughters, Donna Chenault, Dianna and Wanda Spangler; son, Randy Spangler; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Interment was at Evergreen Cemetery Mausoleum, Southgate.

Bonnie Lou Edmondson

Bonnie Lou Edmondson, 75, of Crittenden, died July 26, 2011, at Grant Manor Care and Rehabilitation Center. She was a homemaker and a devoted member of the Vine Run Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband, Broadus Edmondson; daughters, Judy Abney of Williamstown, Cindy Holland of Dry Ridge and Donna Dixon of Crittenden; son, Broadus Edmondson Jr. of Crittenden; sisters, Jeannie Henderson of Florence and Mary Louise Beach of Newport; and brother, Gary Groves of Sparta. Burial was in New Vine Run Cemetery, Dry Ridge. Memorials: Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Attn. Donor Services, P.O. Box 650309, Dallas, TX 75265-0309.

Robin Herald Jr.

Robin Herald Jr., 67, of Newport, died July 27, 2011, at St. Elizabeth

Mary Kennedy

Mary Catherine Kennedy, 85, died July 29, 2011, at Florence Park Care Center. Her husband, John Kennedy, died previously. Survivors include her sons, Michael Kennedy of Batavia, Ohio, Danny Kennedy and Dennis Kennedy, both of Fort Mitchell, Kevin Kennedy of Warsaw, Tim Kennedy of Edgewood and Pat Kennedy of Villa Hills; daughters, Ellen Bacon of Hendersonville, N.C., Christina Daniel of Elsmere, Mary Watts of Southgate and Kelly Rose of Hebron; brother, Bob Gildea of Daytona Beach, Fla.; 26 grandchildren; and 11 greatgrandchildren. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 4, at St. Henry Church, Elsmere. Burial will be at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Erlanger. Memorials; Mentoring Plus, 340 W. 10th St., Newport, KY 41071.

Charles E. Laws

Basic obituary information and a color photograph of your loved one is published without charge by The Community Press. Please call us at 2830404 for more information. To publish a larger memorial tribute, call 513242-4000 for pricing details. For the most up-to-date Northern Kentucky obituaries, click on the “Obituaries” link at Cincinnati, formerly of Fort Thomas, died July 27, 2011, at his residence. He worked in the school maintenance department for the Princeton School District and was a hairdresser. He was a life member of the Lawler-Hanlon VFW Post No. 5662 in Newport and a U.S. Navy Korean conflict veteran. Survivors include his sister, Dorothy Daughtery of Greenville, Tenn. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery, Southgate. Memorials: American Heart Association, 5211 Madison Road, Cincinnati, OH 45227.

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The Campbell County Fiscal Court at a regular meeting of the Court to be held Wednesday, August 17, 2011 at 5:30 in the Fiscal Chambers of the County Admin istration Building, 1098 Monmouth Street, Newport, Kentucky, will call for the sec ond reading to consider adopting the following ordinance to set tax rates. The first reading introducing the ordinance, with title read and summary given, took place at the Alexandria Court House on Wednesday, August 3, 2011.

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BE IT ORDAINED BY THE FISCAL COURT OF CAMPBELL COUNTY, KENTUCKY, as follows: SECTION I There is levied for the year 2011, the General Ad Valorem Tax Rate per $100 of assessed value on all taxable real property with the jurisdiction of Campbell County for the General Fund and such additional tax rate for each Special District as indicated: Fund Rate Estimated Receipts a) General Fund b) Soil Conservation District

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SECTION II There is levied for the year 2011, the General Tangible Personal Property Tax Rate per $100 of assessed value on all tangible personal property within the jurisdiction of Campbell County for the General Fund as indicated below: Fund Rate Estimated Receipts a) General Fund

22.78 cents



SECTION III There is levied for the year 2011, the General Fund Motor Vehicle Tax Rate per $100 of assessed value on all taxable Motor Vehicles within the jurisdiction of Campbell County as indicated below: Fund Rate Estimated Receipts a) General Fund

13.10 cents


Pursuant to specifications on file in the Office of the City Clerk of the City of Newport two copies of bids are to be submitted in a sealed envelope labeled as follows: “Police Department Vehicles” The City reserves the right to reject any or all bids and to waive any informalities or irregularities in the bids received. Lowest bid to be accepted on each police vehicle is $400. A list of the vehicles are available by contacting Dan Braun, City Attorney at Any and all questions dealing with this should be reduced to writing and faxed to Dan Braun, City Attorney at (859) 292-3653 or emailed to Appointments to see both vehicles at the City building can be made with Dan Braun. CITY OF NEWPORT, KENTUCKY Evone Bradley, City Clerk Published on August 4, 2011 1001654955




There is levied for the year 2011, the General Fund Watercraft Tax Rate per $100 of assessed value on all taxable Watercraft within the jurisdiction of Campbell County as indicated below: Rate Estimated Receipts Fund


a) General Fund NOTE: iff’s commissions.

13.10 cents



* Gross receipts do not include discounts, exonerations, and SherSECTION V

This Ordinance shall be published immediately and be effective at the earliest time provided by law. SECTION VI Read by title and a summary given on the 3rd day of August, 2011 ADOPTED THIS 17th DAY OF AUGUST 2011, BY THE CAMPBELL COUNTY FISCAL COURT. _____________________________________ County Judge/Executive 5072

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SEALED BIDS will be received by the City of Newport, Kentucky, in the Office of the City Clerk located at 998 Monmouth Street, Newport, Kentucky, 41071, until two o’clock (2:00) p.m., on August 18, 2011 and then publicly opened and read aloud in the Multi-Purpose Room, 1st Floor of the Newport Municipal Building for the:

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Betty J. Brossart

Betty J. Fornash Brossart, 76, of Dayton, died July 29, 2011, at her residence. She was past state president of the Eagles and a member of the Newport Eagles No. 280 and the Daughters of America. Her husband, Nicholas J. Brossart, and a brother, David Fornash, died previously. Survivors include her daughters, Tammy Norman of Dayton and Pam Campbell of Cincinnati; sons, Nick “Bopper” Brossart of Cincinnati, Steve Brossart of Dayton and Rick Brossart of Detroit, Mich.; brothers, Wayne Fornash of Cincinnati and Donald Fornash of Newport; sisters, Ruthie Brennan and Sandy Clark, both of Highland Heights, Rose Fern of Southgate and Barbara “Bobby” Kelly of China, Ind.; 13 grandchildren; and 27 great-grandchildren. Burial was in Persimmon Grove Cemetery, Alexandria. Memorials: St. Elizabeth Hospice, 483 S. Loop Drive, Edgewood, KY 41017.

Memorials: Carmel Manor Nursing Home, 100 Carmel Manor Road, Ft. Thomas, KY 41075.

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The Campbell County Board of Education will hold a public hearing at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 18, 2011, at the Alexandria Educational Center, 51 Orchard Lane, Alexandria, Kentucky, for the purpose of hearing public comments regarding proposed 2011-12 general fund tax levies of 56.4 cents per $100 on real estate and on personal property. In fiscal year 2010-11 the general fund tax rate levied was 54.7 cents on real estate and on personal property and produced total revenue of $16,748,399, compared to that year’s expected total of $17,149,770 assuming a 100% collection rate. For 2011-12 the proposed general tax rates of 56.4 cents on real estate and on personal property are expected to produce revenue of $17,831,567 (assuming a 100% collection rate) of which $13,705 is expected to be from new property and $1,494,867 is expected to be from personal property. Of the total expected tax revenue for 2011-12, $17,296,620 is projected to be collected as current year’s taxes, based on an estimated collection rate of 97%. The 2011-12 compensating general tax rate is 54.3 cents on real estate and 54.7 cents on personal property with total revenue expected to be $17,178,227 if these rates were used and if there were a 100% collection rate. The general areas to which the total of $548,000 in additional estimated tax revenues for 2011-12 above the collected tax revenues for 2010-11 will be allocated are as follows: cost of collections, technology; retirement contributions; building fund; and instruction. The General Assembly has required publication of this advertisement and information contained herein. 5335



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LEGAL NOTICE The Newport Planning and Zoning Board will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, August 23, 2011 at 5:00 p.m. in the Newport Municipal Complex, 998 Monmouth Street, Newport, Kentucky.The hearing will be held for interested parties to hear and present evidence relative to the following agenda items: PZ-11-04 The Applicant is requesting a change of concept plan Requested by: Newport Pavilion LLC Inquiries regarding this public hearing should be addressed to: J. Gregory Tulley AICP Development Services Director City of Newport 998 Monmouth Street Newport, Kentucky 41071 4081 859-292-3637

Hansell B. Moore, 93, of California, died July 27, 2011. He was a U.S. Navy World War II veteran. His wife, Ruth Hultquist Moore, died previously. Survivors include his children, Talia McOwen and Gregory L. Moore; seven grandchildren; and 11 greatgrandchildren. Interment was at Evergreen Cemetery, Southgate.

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Raymond Cecil Thompson, 66, of Newport, died July 12, 2011, at St. Elizabeth Fort Thomas. He was a crane operator with U.S. Steel and a mason with Henry Barnes Masonic Temple in Newport. Survivors include his daughters, Janice McIntosh and Tiffany Kocher; sons, Raymond P. Thompson and Justin M. Thompson; sisters, Judy Roberts, Jill Thomas and Juanita Proctor; brothers, Jessie Proctor, Charlie Proctor and Jack Proctor; and two grandchildren. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery, Southgate.

Frank Albert Vieth

Frank Albert Vieth, 88, of Fort Thomas, died July 22, 2011, at St. Elizabeth Fort Thomas. He retired from the Kentucky State Revenue Department and later volunteered with the Sheriff’s Department at the Campbell County Courthouse. He served in World War II, was awarded the European- AfricanMiddle Eastern Campaign ribbon with five Bronze Stars and was one of the original members of LawlerHanlon VFW Post No. 5662 in Newport. His sister, Jeanne Stevenson, died previously. Survivors include his wife, Judy Vieth; sons, Jim of Fort Thomas, Bill of Independence and Frank of Cold Spring; five grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. His body was donated to the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. His cremated ashes will be interned at the Williamstown Veterans Memorial Cemetery with full military honors. Memorials: St. Elizabeth Hospice, 483 S. Loop Road, Edgewood, KY 41017 or U.C. College of Medicine, Body Donation Program, 231 Bethesda Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45267.

Betty Williams

Betty Schnitzler Williams, 78, of Highland Heights, died July 24, 2011, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. She formerly served on the Highland Heights City Council. Survivors include her husband, Luther Williams Sr.; daughter, Bev Williams Haigis; sons, Luther Williams and Gary Williams; sisters, Martha Paynter, Ruth West and JoAnn Keeler; and brothers, Dave, Gail and Norman Schnitzler. Interment was at Grand View Cemetery, Mentor, Ky.

POLICE REPORTS From B6 Terrence Waddell, 31, Homeless, warrant, first degree possession of a controlled substance at 401 Central Ave., July 16. Tona Jones, 36, homeless, tampering with physical evidence, second degree fleeing at 1 Levee Way, July 15. Scott Swearingen, 30, 7242 U.S. Highway 52, first degree possession of a controlled substance, second degree possession of a controlled substance, public intoxication at 528 Linden, July 15. Glenn Fleming, 43, 407 West 10th St., first degree possession of a controlled substance, warrant at 441 Chestnut Way, July 15. Leslie Grayson, 21, 1016 Central Ave., fourth degree assault at 1016 Central Ave., July 14. Kenneth Chandler, 26, 3936 Delmar, first degree trafficking a controlled substance, promoting contraband at Patterson and Keturah, July 14.

Incidents/investigations Second degree arson At 701 Patterson, July 20.

Second degree criminal possession of a forged instrument

At 320 Chestnut Way, July 23.

Theft by unlawful taking

At 130 Pavilion Parkway, July 26. At 1301 Monmouth St., July 23.

Third degree burglary At 501 York St., July 19.


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