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Family members of heroin addicts share their stories By Amanda Joering


he night of Dec. 15, 2008, wasn’t the first time Ellen Goetz woke up to find that her son, Scott Dietz, hadn’t come home. “He borrowed my car and left to go out with a friend,” Goetz said. “He said ‘I love you mom, I’ll be back later.’” But, Dietz never came back. The 30-year-old was found dead in a parking lot in his mother’s car a few days later after overdosing on heroin. Bill Mark, director of the Northern Kentucky Drug Strike Force, said that heroin accounts for 63 percent of arrests in Northern Kentucky, with the region leading the state in heroin-related arrests. Campbell County Coroner Mark Schweitzer said across the region, heroin overdose deaths have continued to rise every year, with the current numbers being higher than he’s ever seen. Dietz, described by his mother as a good person who was very outgoing and could always make people laugh, had been struggling with addiction for years. While she isn’t sure exactly when his drug use started, Goetz said he had admitted to her a few years ago that he had been using heroin. Through the years, Goetz said she saw him struggle with his addiction, the disease that took over his life. “I was one of those people who would just ask, ‘Why don’t you just stop?’” Goetz said. “It wasn’t until after he died that I really understood the pain he was going through and how he couldn’t just stop.” Goetz said Dietz spent time in hospitals and tried going to 12step program meetings and would start doing better, but then slip up and go back to where he started. Eventually, Dietz’s drug habit

Charlotte Wethington holds a picture of her son, Casey Wethington, who passed way from a heroin overdose in August 2002. FILE PHOTO

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led him to stealing, just to get his next fix, Goetz said. Shortly before his death, Goetz had gone out of his way to help his mother move and settle into a new home in Petersburg after other family issues caused her to lose their Independence

home. The day he died, he had been at her house helping put in a new gravel driveway, Goetz said. But in the blink of an eye, he was gone, leaving his mother without her son and three children without a father. One of those children, a 12year-old boy, now lives with Goetz. “He just has so much confusion and anger,” Goetz said. “This has been really hard on him.” Goetz said while she misses her son, she now understands the disease he was fighting and is glad his fight is over. “It was just like a demon inside him he couldn’t get rid of,” Goetz said. “I wish he could be here with us, but I’m glad his pain is over.”

Calling for change, awareness Laura Sallis, of Cincinnati, knows all too well the pain that Scott Dietz went through because for years, she watched her brother, Josh Duke, fight those same demons. Duke, 28, grew up in Mason, Ohio, in a nice neighborhood. He was a smart guy who graduated from high school and then attended the University of Cincinnati. After attending UC for a few years, hard times led Duke to quit school so he could work full time. Around that time he moved to Clifton and started hanging around the wrong group of peoSee HEROIN, Page A2

Laura Sallis holds a picture of her brother, Josh Duke, 28, who passed away from a heroin overdose in January 2011. AMANDA JOERING/COMMUNITY RECORDER

Poll workers salaries raised By Chris Mayhew

NEWPORT — Campbell County has raised the salaries of Election Day poll workers to $125 from $100 in a bid to attract more people to the job. Campbell County Fiscal Court unanimously approved the increase at the Aug. 15 meeting in

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Newport. For the most part it’s not difficult to retain poll workers, but 35 additional people are needed to work some of the larger precincts on Nov. 6, said Campbell County Clerk Jack Snodgrass. More poll workers are needed due to expectations of heavy voter turnout, Snodgrass said. “We generally have about 275

poll workers,” he said. About 10 of the poll workers wait in standby at the clerk’s office in case another poll worker is ill or otherwise unable to work on Election Day, Snodgrass said. Campbell County has 68 voting precincts. The raise also meets a goal of matching what Kenton and Boone counties pay their poll

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workers, he said. Poll workers are required to stay at their assigned precinct on Election Day, reporting at 5:15 a.m. and staying at least until the polls close at 6 p.m. The job also pays $25 for a required one-day training school class all poll workers must attend, Snodgrass said. It is a little trouble recruiting

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ple, Sallis said. “Josh had always been the party type, but I think it was when he moved to Clifton that things really started going downhill,” Sallis said. After a while their father, who lived in a twofamily house with Duke, told Sallis that he had noticed some strange things going on with her brother. After checking on him in his apartment, Sallis said she could tell something was wrong.

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Chemical Addictions Treatment (CAT) house, under the stipulation that he complete the program. Duke spent 45 days in the CAT house and completed the program. “He got out on Jan. 6 and moved in with my mom,” Sallis said. “He really seemed dedicated to staying clean.” But, six days later, on Jan. 12, 2011, his mother found him dead in her home. The date was also their mother’s birthday. He had passed away from a heroin overdose with a needle still in his arm, Sallis said, leaving his family with feelings of guilt wondering if they could have done more to help him. For Sallis, the questions from other family members and friends, from whom they had kept Duke’s drug addiction a secret, was one of the hardest things to deal with. “There is just such a stigma attached to heroin addiction that people just don’t think it could happen to them or someone they know,” said Sallis, who is now in school to become a chemical dependency counselor. “If I can help even one family not have to go through what my family went through, my mission

is accomplished,” Sallis said. After being contacted by a man in Missouri who is working toward the same goal of raising awareness, Sallis decided to put on the area’s first anti-heroin awareness rally and memorial. The STOP (Stop the Overdose Pandemic) Heroin rally will be 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15, at the amphitheater in Covington’s Devou Park. The event will include a variety of speakers including a recovering addict, a chemical dependency counselor, and Sallis. Through this event, which she plans to hold again in the future, Sallis said she hopes to spread awareness and eventually raise money to make rehabilitation more accessible for those wanting help. “Heroin in the area has just become such a big problem that is affecting so many people,” Sallis said. “I think it’s time to take back our cities and stop losing our loved ones.”

that he had to lose enough and hit bottom,” Wethington said. “I just had to wait.” Shortly before his death, Wethington had been arrested on drug charges, and his mother had pleaded with the judge to order him to go to treatment, but was told that wasn’t the way the system worked and that he would be summoned to come back to court at a later date. That summons came the day of Wethington’s funeral, leading his mother to take action and work to have the law passed. Wethington said the sooner it is recognized that someone has the disease of addiction and the longer they are treated, the better their chances are for recovery. “(Addicts) need and deserve to be treated just as much as anyone else that has a disease,” Wethington said. The only solution Wethington, Sallis and Goetz see to the growing heroin problem is spreading the awareness and removing the stigma attached to the disease. “Families need to start talking about this,” Wethington said. “We can’t keep it a secret or nothing is going to change.” While efforts like the rally and Casey’s Law are giving Sallis, Wethington and others hope for the future, local communities are still filled with people who, for their loved ones, it is too late to save. For those who have lost someone they love to drug overdoses, help and support is available. Through the Transitions Grateful Life Center in Erlanger, Wethington runs the PEACE (People Enduring Addiction Consequences Everyday) support group, which meets at 7 p.m. at the center the first Tuesday of every month. For more information about this group contact Charlotte Wethington at 359-4500. Another group, called HOPE (Helping Overwhelmed Parents Endure), also offers support to family members who have lost loved ones. HOPE meets at 6:30 the second Monday of every month at St. Elizabeth Florence. For more information about this group call James Ellis at 301-4611.


Charlotte Wethington, of Independence, who lost her son Casey Wethington, 23, because of a heroin overdose in 2002, has since then become an advocate for substance abuse treatment. In 2004, her work led to the passing of the Matthew Casey Wethington Act for Substance Abuse Intervention (Casey’s Law), making involuntary drug treatment legal in Kentucky. Wethington said during the months leading up to her son’s death, she tried many times to get help for him. “I was always told that he had to want to get help,





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“The apartment was so dirty, I could tell something had to be going on with him for him to let it get to that point,” Sallis said. Shortly after that, their father was diagnosed with stage four throat cancer, which led the family to discover just how bad Duke’s heroin addiction had become. “He had sold almost all of my dad’s stuff and had gotten into his savings,” Sallis said. Being told that his fa-

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Library board weighs ballot failure options

NEWPORT — Campbell County Public Library Director JC Morgan asked the Board of Trustees at the Aug. 21meeting to consider closing a branch, reducing hours or staffing or doing nothing as possible paths if voters reject a tax increase to pay for a new South Branch. The Nov. 6 ballot question does not ask if people in southern Campbell County deserve library service, because they do and have been paying for it without access to a nearby branch, said library director JC Morgan after the meeting. “The tax increase is for the purpose of building and construction of a South Branch, but it’s not necessarily a moratorium on whether or not that branch ought to be constructed,” he said. The question on the Nov. 6 ballot is: “Are you for or against the Campbell County Public Library establishing an ad valorem tax rate of 9.4 cents per $100 of assessed value for real property in Campbell County, Kentucky for the purpose of constructing and operating a new library facility in southern Campbell County?” The Board of Trustees has to decide how to provide library service to the entire county if the ballot issue fails including cutting and closing scenarios for existing branches or delaying South Branch construction for five or 10 more years, Morgan said. Rebecca Kelm, board president, said the talk was a “discussion, and not decision-making” for the board. It’s important to get the public’s reaction to the ideas before November, she said. “Some scenarios that I can think of is the library could close down an existing branch,” Morgan said. “We’ve talked about that briefly before, but I think


Campbell County Public Library Board of Trustees member Paul Johnson gave a report on the library’s capital campaign committee’s work to raise private money for the South Branch during the Aug. 21 meeting. Johnson said he has been personally surprised people haven’t “stepped up” in the southern part of the county as much as he thought they would. “I think it’s probably safe to say at this point in time that we are not satisfied, and we have been disappointed with the level of support that we’ve seen in the south end of the county,” Johnson said. The committee is continuing to reevaluate the capital campaign process and seeing if people will rethink their positions with regard to financial support for the South Branch.

you ought to discuss that point thoroughly, and understand the impact of that.” Another scenario is reducing services at all four buildings if the South Branch is built anyway, Morgan said. “A third option is to do nothing and wait and see if we can go on the ballot again later or just support the library as it is until we could build a South Branch,” Morgan said.

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MELBOURNE — The Diocese of Covington will buy St. Anne Convent in Melbourne for $600,000 and use it as a retreat center. The agreement to purchase the convent, the provincial house of the Congregation of the Sisters of Divine Providence, was announced in a news release from the Diocesan Communications Office Thursday, Aug. 23. The sale is expected to be complete early next year at the “appraised price” of $600,000, according to the news release. The main convent building, attached Moye Center, and surrounding grounds will be used as the new diocese retreat center, said Bishop Roger Foys, in the news release. Starting Oct. 1, the diocese will lease the facilities, and host retreats already planned for the Marydale retreat center and those retreats scheduled to occur at St. Anne Convent. The convent and Moye Center wing can accommodate up to 150 people, according to the news re-


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the image of actors Dustin Hoffman and Tom Cruise walking down the convent’s tree-lined drive. “We have been praying for some way to ensure that our buildings and grounds remain a place of peace and a sacred space for others to ‘come apart and pray,’” said Moore in the news release. “The decision of the Bishop to purchase St. Anne/Moye Center and to continue to use it as a retreat center seems an answer to our prayer. As Sisters of Divine Providence, we trust God will be with us in our need; once again, Providence has provided.” Bishop Foys said the agreement enables the diocese to upgrade and expand retreat programs, which have been for many years a vital part of the spiritual ministry. “Likewise, this wonderful facility and surroundings will remain dedicated to its core purpose, as a place of prayer and spiritual growth and dedication to the saving message of Jesus,” Foys said in the news release. “The way this has evolved in the past few months is truly a work of Divine Providence.”

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lease. The convent building was completed in 1919, and the Moye Center wing was added in 1929. The Sisters will retain ownership of the Holy Family Infirmary next to the convent, the cemetery, several small structures and some of the grounds under the sale agreement. The infirmary is home to about 50 retired sisters, according to the news release. A new St. Anne Province Center is under construction for the exclusive use of the Sisters. The decision was announced Aug. 23 by Foys an the Divine Providence Sister Fran Moore, the congregation’s provincial superior, according to the news release. The date carries a special significance since the Sisters of Divine Providence were officially established in the U.S. on the same date in 1889. St. Anne Convent is the “home” to all the sisters, according to the Congregation of Divine Providence website http:// The convent’s building and grounds were famously used in the 1988 Movie Rain Man. The movie’s cover art and posters used

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“None of these sound good, but they’re all possibilities, and I think it is probably useful to expose these ideas so people realize what is at stake,” Kelm said. Morgan said he also considered the unlikely idea of reducing services at one branch to a minimal level in order to support a South Branch. Angela Siddall and Steven Trumbo, two of the five library trustees, immediately rejected Morgan’s ideas of closing a branch or reducing services at existing branches. “I can tell you very emphatically that I would be very, very, very reluctant, grossly reluctant, to reduce services in order to expand in the South Branch at this time,” Trumbo said. “We don’t know what the vote is going to be.” Additionally, the ballot issue’s wording suggests the tax rate increase is solely for the purpose of building a South Branch, he said. The next regular meeting of the Board of Trustees will be at the Carrico/Fort Thomas Branch at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 18.


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COLD SPRING — Central Campbell Firefighters Union Local 4060 will have an Oct. 19 charity golf outing to raise money for groups helping people with cancer. Golf at Hickory Sticks Golf Club in California will begin with a shotgun start at 9 a.m. Friday, Oct. 19. Proceeds from the golf outing will go to Chicks & Chucks and Susan G. Komen for the Cure, said Lt. Jason Weghorn. It’s the second year for the union’s October charity golf outing, Weghorn said. Since October is National Breast Cancer Month, it was decided it is nice to

give the money to a group fighting cancer on the local level (Chicks & Chucks), and also to a national group (Susan G. Komen for the Cure), he said. The golf outing will include a side challenge with Fuller Ford in Cincinnati being willing to donate a car if a person gets a holein-one on the 11th hole, Weghorn said. The cost is $80 per player. For information or to register for the golf outing call Jason Weghorn or Michelle Krebs at 859-441-7631.

Newport Elks host flea market

The Newport Elks are hosting their annual flea market from 9 a.m. to 2

p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22 at 3704 Alexandria Pike. Spaces are still available for the event, which features more than 50 vendors, for $20 for an inside table and $15 for an outside table. For more information or to reserve a table, call 4411626.

by local disc jockey Mike Young, said Sharon Allen, organizer of the annual event for the store. The festival will also feature police officers from Campbell County and Pendleton County providing fingerprinting and picture identification cards at no cost. The Falmouth Police Department will offer bicycle safety tips, and the department’s K-9 unit will give a demonstration. In addition to the festival, customers will be able to register to win several prizes provided by store suppliers during County Market Days and to take advantage of sales going on during the week. There will be opportunities for customers to enjoy free cake and coffee at the store on Monday, Sept. 10, Wednesday, Sept. 12 and Saturday, Sept. 15.

The car show will include trophies, food and drinks, door prizes, a live disc jockey, a split-the-pot game and a live Country Western band. There will be different cash awards for vehicles built prior to 1990 and vehicles built post 1990. There will also be a people’s choice award. The event is open to all vehicles.

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show at Mike Castrucci of Alexandria from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 16 will support Campbell County High School’s Project Graduation. Project Graduation is an after party for the high school students.

ALEXANDRIA — The 14th annual County Market Days celebration in Alexandria will be Sept. 10-16. The featured event is a festival in the store’s parking lot in the Alexandria Village Green shopping center, 7109 Alexandria Pike, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15. All proceeds from this year’s event will be donated to Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center to match the 2012 festival theme of “It’s All About Kids.” This year’s festival will include booths with games, inflatable rides, face painting, a grill out, and music

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ALEXANDRIA — Council approved the proposed compensating tax rate of $1.81 per $1,000 of assessed property value by a 5-1 vote during the Aug. 16 meeting. Council member Joe


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Keep in contact with teachers By Chris Mayhew

ALEXANDRIA — “Don’t be afraid to ask” is the message teachers have for parents seeking answers about their child’s education. Using email, secure Internet parent portals, social media and more traditional face-to-face meeting opportunities parents and teachers have more ways than ever to share information almost daily. The best tip for parents seeking to effectively communicate is not being afraid of ask a question, said Campbell Ridge Elementary School fourthgrade teacher Rachel Wachter. Parents often make the mistake of not asking questions for fear of overstepping a boundary, said Wachter, who is entering her 17th year teaching. “I like to know if there are problems up front even if it is ‘We really struggle to get homework done on Thursdays because we have all this stuff going on,’” she said. Most teachers are understanding and will talk to parents about scheduling and assignments, Wachter said. Wachter said teachers want parents to contact them, and they’ll get more contact in return from a teacher when they are engaging. “I tend to send emails, and I’ll be more likely to send ‘Oh, Johnny just did something great’ than if I haven’t met the parent,” she said. Wachter said she typically sends all parents an email each day with information including what homework assignments and upcoming tests. “One thing that I do that not every teacher does, I try to make sure they know anything that is time consuming way in advance,” she said. Wachter said she encourages parents to attend open houses at the start of the year so teachers can put a face to a name when communicating. Some teachers prefer to communicate through Internet parent portals or other means, so it’s important to check and see how each teacher uses technology to communicate, Wachter said. Communicating with a teacher is a matter of using good practices including being concise and pleasant while getting the point or information across quickly, said Anthony Mazzei, principal of Campbell Ridge. Most teachers are glad to respond to emails, but the response often might not come until the end of the day, Mazzei said. “Parents need to keep in mind that teachers, their day is scheduled to the minute all day long,” he said. One question teachers can’t be expected to answer is information about other children including if they got in trouble and what the punishment was, Mazzei said. “What I tell people is ‘what is it about your child would you want me to share with another parent?’” he said. Mazzei said the school has Facebook and Twitter accounts, a school website and weekly e-mail “E-Updates” where he shares information including how to take part in upcoming events. And all classes have either an electronic agenda or folder for daily communication back-and-forth, he said. It’s easier for parents to plan schoolwork, activities and family life when they use technology to know what is due, and what they can do to make sure their child is staying caught up, Mazzei said. “I do think that it is important that teachers and parents view themselves as partners in the child’s education,” said Connie Pohlgeers, spokesperson for the district. “We are all on the same team. And the focus of that team is giving our students the best possible education.”



Event addresses pressure on today’s students By Amanda Joering

FORT THOMAS — From school and homework to sports and other activities, many families today are spending much of their time together in the car, racing children from one activity to another. “A lot of families are so busy running in so many directions, they barely have time to breathe,” said Jennifer Hall, who works with the Fort Thomas Ministerial Association through her church, Highland United Methodist Church. After reading several articles and talking to several families about the pressure on today’s students to achieve in many areas, Hall teamed up with ministerial association Amy Yeager, the children’s minister at Highland Hills Baptist Church, and came up with the idea to host The Captivity of Activity, an event addressing the issue. Hall, who is a mother, said the time parents have with children before they grow up and move away is too short, so families need to focus on building a strong foundation of relationships, which is becoming

increasingly hard with today’s busy schedules. “We live in an achievement-driven society, which is a good things because we want to see our kids achieve things and realize their potential,” Hall said. “But, we need to remind ourselves that our value and worth doesn’t rely upon achievements and allow time for family priorities.” Hall said when she and Yeager approached administrators in the Fort Thomas Schools about this event, they were eager to partner with the ministerial association and host it as part of their parent seminar series, led by Dr. Patrick Richardson, the district’s psychologist. Richardson said he has seen a need for an event like this for a while now. “A lot of parents today feel pressure to expose their kids to everything,” Richardson said. “They are always rushing from one thing to another and rarely even have time to eat dinner together.” In the Fort Thomas Schools and communities throughout the area, Richardson said their are students who are over-involved, leading to their academic or social lives suffering.

There are also students, Richardson said, that aren’t involved in anything, which isn’t good either. “Different children can juggle different amounts, and parents need to find a balance that works for their child,” Richardson said. “Parents need to make a very conscious decision about the number and intensity of activities their children get into.” Yeager said the event in meant to help parents find that balance by giving them information and support. Through videos showing students talk about the pressure they feel, information from Richardson and a question and comment time, the hope is that the event will help families find a solution, Yeager said. “We’re not saying that participating in any of these activities are bad, but there needs to be a discussion about balance,” Yeager said. The event, which is open to anyone who would like to attend, is at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 18, in the Highlands High School Performing Arts Center.

Inspiration for the Class of 2025

By Chris Mayhew

COLD SPRING — In giving “Class of 2025” shirts to kindergartners, Campbell County Schools leaders hope to inspire big dreams beyond high school graduation. Superintendent Glen Miller, assistant superintendent Shelli Wilson, and other school officials brought purple and yellow “Class of 2025” shirts to kindergarteners in all five of the district’s elementary schools Friday, Aug. 24. Associate Superintendent Shelli Wilson said the school district needed them to do two things that will make them successful. “Listen to your teacher, and try very hard every day,” Wilson said. “You do those two things, and we will do our part, and we will make you graduates in 2025.” Cline Elementary School Principal Lynn Poe gathered kindergarteners into the school’s front lobby for the shirt ceremony and asked them to sit down. Poe asked the students if they had dreams already for what they want to do when they grow up. Students raised their hands and answered police officer, baseball player and teacher. “What we want you to do is start dreaming, and start working at it,” Poe said. The delivery of the shirts to each of elementary school included a talk about the importance of staying in school and setting college, career and life goals, according to a news release. “Our job is to develop all students into well-rounded young adults by the time they graduate,” said Director of School Improvement and Community Education, Connie Pohlgeers, in the news release. “This special event is meant to welcome our kindergarteners into the camel herd and promise them our unwavering commitment to provide them with the best education possible.”

Campbell County Schools Superintendent Glen Miller hands a Class of 2025 shirt to Cline Elementary School kindergartener Conner Nordwick, far left, Friday, Aug. 24. CHRIS MAYHEW/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER





Business association gives scholarships

The Newport Business Association presented its Thomas W. Beiting Memorial Scholarships to Jamie Kohls, a Newport Central Catholic graduate, and Noah Bartel, a Newport High School graduate. Both will have $500 applied to their college educational expenses. Kohls attends Northern Kentucky University and Bartel attends Berea College.

Campbell students graduate

The following Campbell County students graduated from the Florence Campus of National College May 22: Alexandria: Desmond T. Wurzbacher. California: Merry Susan Stubbs. Silver Grove: Rhonda R. Spangler.

Runyan named to dean’s list

Randall Runyan of Fort Thomas was named to the Wake Forest University spring semester dean’s list.

Allen, Hanson win scholarship

Meaghan Allen, daughter of Paul and Karen Allen of Fort Thomas, and Ryan Hanson, son of Mike Hanson of Fort Thomas, have been awarded Transylvania University’s William T. Young Scholarship. Student applicants participate in a highly competitive process based on grades and test scores, extracurricular activities, a written essay and a personal interview. Each

The welcome committee was out as students arrived for the first day of school at St. Joseph, Cold Spring. Pictured here with the St. Joseph Bluejay, from left to right are Principal Melissa Holzmacher, Andy Gerner, Brian Duffy, and Fr. Gerry Reinersman. THANKS TO ST. JOSEPH PUBLICITY COMMITTEE scholarship covers tuition and the general fee for four years. The program is named in honor of the late William T. Young, former chairman of Transylvania’s board of trustees and a Lexington civic leader and businessman. Allen and Hanson are graduates of Highlands High School.

Campbell students build home

The following Campbell students from the Governor's Scholars Program constructed a Habitat for Humanity home in four weeks in the Louisville area: Cold Spring: Shannon Donnelly. Fort Thomas: Nathan

Grosser and Olivia Grothaus.

Michel named to dean’s list

Kristen Michel of Fort Thomas was named to the Villanova University spring semester dean’s list. Michel is studying biology in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. The list includes students who are full-time and earn a semester grade-point average of at least 3.5.

Campbell residents named to dean’s list

The following Campbell County students have been named to the University of Dayton spring semester dean’s list: Cold Spring: Kevin Black and Mary List.

Fort Thomas: Cole Little and Kathryn Schaber. Highland Heights: Alex Antony and Kelsey Neal. The list includes students who achieve a gradepoint average of 3.5 or higher.


Campbell students named to dean’s list

The following Campbell County students were named to the National College spring semester dean’s list: California: Merry Susan Stubbs Cold Spring: Jonathan Wills Silver Grove: Jason Stewart The list includes students who earned a minimum grade-point average of 3.5 out of a possible 4.0.

Newport Central Catholic 2012 graduates Lila Garner and Austen Davenport successfully completed Cadet Basic Training at the United States Military Academy. They are now official members of the Corps of Cadets at West Point. THANKS TO MARY CIAFARDINI

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Runners aim for finish line Area filled with talented youth By James Weber


Campbell County linebacker Nick Sauerbeck (52) tackles Milford running back Cade Williams (21) after a long gain Aug. 24. GOEFF BLANKENSHIP/FOR THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Elbert’s record leads Mustangs

Brossart RB rushes for 430 yards By James Weber

CAMPBELL COUNTY — The second week of high school football was productive for local schools. Here’s a recap:


The Tigers beat the Wildcats 46-21 in the annual battle of Interstate 471. Bellevue had a 26-21 lead after a high-scoring first half and shut out Newport the rest of the way. Dylan Huff carried the ball 35 times for 188 yards and four touchdowns to lead the way. Tyler Ackerson completed 5-of-9 passes for 51 yards and two touchdowns, both to Cody Corman. Zack Poinsett had a TD run and 32 yards overall, and Branden Lawrey rushed for 48 yards on seven tries. Bellevue forced five turnovers and limited Newport to 186 total yards. For Newport, Daylin Garland had three touchdowns, including a kickoff return. Robert Sharp had a 72-yard reception. Landon Billings had 10.5 tackles and Daryl Youngman 10. Bellevue will host Gallatin County 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 31. Newport will play at Breathitt County 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Bishop Brossart

The Mustangs rolled over Middletown Christian 42-20 behind a record-setting rushing performance from Jacob Elbert. Elbert rushed for a schoolrecord 430 yards on 28 carries, scoring five touchdowns. The 430 yards is tied for 14th in the state record books. Casey Pelgen rushed for 90 yards, including a 57-yard TD as Brossart rushed for 566 yards overall Pelgen threw for 41 yards to give the Mustangs 607 of total offense. Teddy MacDonald and Jus-

Controlled hands equals a Camel touchdown as Campbell County's Jake Zabonick (83) leaves Milford's R.J. Kubik (20) behind and pulls in a pass for the first of five touchdowns en route to a 34-14 victory. GOEFF BLANKENSHIP/FOR THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Dylan Adams threw a fourth-quarter TD pass to Ryan Meyer for Dayton’s TD. Dayton plays at WaltonVerona 7:30 p.m. Friday.


With Campbell County’s Dustin Turner (20) in pursuit, Milford’s David Silvestro (42) heads up field Aug. 24. GEOFF BLANKENSHIP/FOR THE COMMUNITY PRESS

tin Schack recovered fumbles on defense. Brossart plays at Bracken County 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Campbell County

Campbell County won at Milford (Ohio) 34-14 to improve to 1-1. Tyler Durham rushed for 215 yards and three touchdowns, including sprints of 68 and 43 yards. Durham connected with Jake Zabonick for a 78-yard touchdown to open the scoring, and Zabonick scored on a 49yard run to give the Camels a 14-0 lead in the second quarter. Campbell hosts NewCath 7 p.m. Friday.


The Greendevils lost 21-6 to Lloyd to drop to 0-2.

Highlands routed Scott County 60-37 to improve to 2-0. Scott County (1-1) was 6A state runner-up in 2011. Highlands led 47-14 at the half and had three 100-yard rushers. Zach Harris had 123 rushing yards and three touchdowns. Jaylen Hayes had 110 yards and two TDs. Donovan McCoy posted 103 yards and two scores. McCoy threw a TD pass to Luke Turner. Colin Seidl scored late on a 43-yard run. Highlands had 615 yards offense, 440 on the ground. Highlands has its bye week and will next play at Louisville Western 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 7.


Cross country runners are taking off in their pursuit of the finish line this fall. If history is any indication, they should be able to catch up to plenty of glory in the postseason. Some of the top meets in Northern Kentucky this season include: Ryle Invitational (Sept. 1), Grant County Invitational (Sept. 8), Covington Catholic Invitational (Sept. 15 at Devou Park), Campbell County Championships (Sept. 18), Scott Classic (Sept. 22), Walton-Verona (Sept. 29), Diocese Meet (Oct. 2 at Idlewild Park in Burlington), Cooper Invitational (Oct. 4), NKAC meet (Oct.10 at Scott), St. Henry (Oct. 13 at Idlewild Park), regionals Nov. 3, state meet Nov. 10 in Lexington. Here is a look at local schools.


Caleb Finch returns for his fifth year as head coach for both Tiger teams and has high hopes for the strongest team in his tenure. Returning starters are Noah Placke, Tony Isbell, Chris Riehl, Jordan Roberts, J.D. Morgan, Jeffrey Brinker, Malachi Ashcraft, Alex Tomas, Christian Brinker, Maddie Blevins and Kendal Tallon. Top newcomers include Justin Wallace, Sawyer Sprague and D.J. Bricking. Placke and Isbell were close to qualifying for the state meet last year and Finch hopes they can get there next season. Bellevue runs at Ryle Sept. 1.

Bishop Brossart

The boys team was sixth in the state meet last year, with junior Michael Caldwell finishing sixth individually. The Mustangs return three other postseason starters in senior Brian Clift and sophomores Chris Loos and Ronny Smith. Head coach Rob Braun, in his 15th season, said Loos has taken a big step up this year and Caldwell should be one of the top runners in the region. Loos was 17th in the region last year. Top newcomers include sophomore Joe Donnelly and freshman David Kelley. David Schuh coaches the

Brossart freshman Olivia Nienaber finished third in 1A at state. FILE PHOTO girls team, led by freshman Olivia Nienaber, who finished third in the 1A state meet and second in the region. Junior Olivia Johnston was 27th in the state meet and eighth in the region. Brossart will run at the Ryle meet Sept. 1.

Campbell County

Mike Bankemper returns for his 14th year as head coach. He has young, inexperienced teams as both the boys and girls rosters took graduation hits. Returning starters on the boys side include Kevin Lackey, Mark Chaplin and Dylan Valdez. Jennah Flairty, also a track standout, is the lone returning girls starter. She was 65th at state last year.


Brady Kennedy returns for his third season as head coach. Junior Chris Johnson returns after qualifying for the state meet in 1A last year and finished 51st overall. Returning starters also include junior Adam Roth, sophomore Matt Grimme, eighthgrader Devin King, seventhgrader Zach Grimme and sixth-grader Lance Klette on the boys team. Girls returners include freshman Katie Tillman, junior Morgan Tucker, freshman Gwen Watson, eighth-grader Elizabeth Combs and seventh-grader Cara Klette. Kennedy hopes the boys team can qualify for the state meet and is looking for the girls team to improve as most of them are new to varsity races. See RUNNERS, Page A8


Newport Central Catholic lost 27-24 at McNicholas in Cincinnati Aug. 25. Dylan Hayes had 102 rushing yards and two touchdowns. Josh Cain threw for 147 yards and one TD, to Pete Collopy. NCC drops to 1-1. NewCath plays at Campbell County 7 p.m. Friday.

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Michael Caldwell (Bishop Brossart), far left, and Connor Bartels (Newport Central Catholic), third from left, are two of the area’s top returning runners. FILE PHOTO




gional meet this year with a good chance of being one of the top two in the state meet, although we are going to try to win it all this year,” he said. NewCath will run at Ryle Sept. 1. Dave Meyers returns for his seventh year as head coach in girls cross country and track. He has four returning starters in Caitlyn Drohan, Casey Kohls, Nina Reinhart and Alyssa Blanchet. Top newcomers include Stephanie Lewis, Hannah Bielski and Mariah Drohan. “We definitely do not have the depth that other teams have, coupled with the fact that we’re in the toughest region in the state and we’re going to have a tough time placing as a team,” Meyers said. “However, we’ve made it our team goal to give 100 percent and be the best team that we can be, looking at improving our times and building our program. Having an individual qualifier for the state meet is not out of the question, as a few of these girls are running very well in the preseason.”

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Newport Central Catholic

The NewCath boys team had a landmark year last year, finishing fourth in the state to earn a team medal in 1A. The Thoroughbreds were also second in the regional and conference meets. Dave Ueding, in his 35th year as head coach, returns five starters in Patrick Allen (10th region, 28th state); Connor Bartels (fifth region, 16th state); Griffin Jordan (21st region, 70th state); Bannon Seiter (53rd region, 97th state) and Collin Walker, who was the seventh runner last year. Ueding said the sky is the limit for his team. “We feel we are one of the favorites to win the re-

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This week’s MVP

» Brossart running back Jacob Elbert for his 430yard rushing against Middletown Christian Aug. 25.

Boys golf

» NCC beat Campbell County 165-177 Aug. 22 at Hickory Sticks. Colin Dupont medalled with a 38 as NewCath improved to 5-1. » Brossart beat Holy Cross 174-198 Aug. 21 at Flagg Springs. Jimmy Kelley medalled with a 36. Brossart beat Villa 193-196 Aug. 21 at Fort Mitchell Country Club. Mitch Schilling medalled with a 43.

Girls golf

» Brossart beat Scott

192-274 Aug. 23 at Flagg Springs. Jenna Dawn was medalist with a 44.

varsity goal. » NCC beat Lexington Dunbar 2-1 Aug. 25.

Boys soccer


» Brossart beat NewCath 2-1 Aug. 23 to improve to 5-0. » Bishop Brossart beat Villa Madonna 2-0 Aug. 21. Senior David Paulin posted his fourth shutout.

» Bellevue won a fiveset match over Pendleton County Aug. 21. » Brossart won the 10th Region All “A” title Aug. 25, beating Bracken County 25-11, 25-11.

Girls soccer

Hall of Fame

» Campbell County beat Scott 6-0 Aug. 22. Brooke Burgess and Taylor Robinson had two goals each, and Bryanna Schroers had the shutout. Campbell County beat Harrison County 7-0 Aug. 25 to improve to 5-2. Lauren Macke had four goals. » NCC beat Simon Kenton 4-0 Aug. 22. Loren Zimmerman scored her first

» Bellevue High School announces its 10th induction class into the school’s Athletic Hall of Fame. The induction ceremony and reception will take place at 5 p.m., Friday, Aug. 31, in the Bellevue High School cafeteria at 5 p.m. At 7:10 P.M. the honorees will be introduced at Gilligan Field prior to the 7:30 p.m. kickoff of Bellevue’s

football game against Gallatin County. This brings the total membership in the Hall of Fame to 129. Inductees are Ted Engelhard (class of 1946), Carl Hagberg (1956), Frank Bruns (1959), Rob Rothfuss (1967), Dennis Durson (1968), Bryan Veatch (1986), Phil Stevenson (1994), Ben Wilson (1997), Nick Wilson (1999), Jessica Daniel (2000) and Stephanie Myers (2000).

NKU notes

• Shelby Buschur and Kelly Morrissey combined for 21 kills to lead the Northern Kentucky University volleyball team to a 3-1 (25-15, 22-25, 25-12, 2519) victory over North Carolina A&T Aug. 25 to sweep the WCU Invitational, hosted by Western Carolina.


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The Hammer U12 Premier Girls ends the season by winning the Rose City Tournament in Michigan. They won all four games and outscored 13- to 14-year-old opponents 19-2. In front, from left, are Sydney Nicholson, Kyra George, Sarah Wampler, Riley Day and Natalie Heisser. In back are Jessica Nordlund, Sami Moser, Morgan Dickhaus, Abby Stautberg, Mary Tierney, Maddie Wilhoite, Rowan Connors, Gretchen Feil and Director of Coaching Russell Lewis. THANKS TO JEFF WAMPLER

The Campbell County Sharks captured the 2012 Continental Division 11U Baseball Championship. Pictured, from left, are: Front, players Jacob Steffen, Justin Carroll, Jake Wilburn, Garrett Bates, Nick Stamm; middle, Tyler MacDonald, Brandon Becker, Brady Singleton, Derek Guthier, J.D. Schumacher; back, coaches Gary Steffen, Randy Becker, Jamie Stamm, Eric Carroll. Brett Kremer is not pictured. SUBMITTED PHOTO

It is hard to imagine a team being disappointed with winning 31 of its past 35 games. While disappointment might be a bit too strong, the Thomas More College Saints remain hungry for more success. After reeling off two straight undefeated regular seasons capped by first round playoff victories, the Saints slightly stumbled in 2011, losing their first regular season game since 2008, their first conference game since 2007, and their first round playoff game. “We can’t be satisfied,” said head coach Jim Hilvert. “We have lofty goals for this season.” Hilvert enters his sixth season as the ranked 22nd among all active NCAA head football coaches in winning percentage (.768). The Saints are ranked 20th in the preseason Top 25. Senior safety Zach Autenrieb enters the season with 24 career interceptions, six shy of setting a new Division III record for career interceptions. Sophomore quarterback Luke Magness opened eyes after starting the final two games of the 2011 season. “He had a great offseason,” said Hilvert of his young quarterback. “He took big steps toward becoming a leader of this team.” Former Saints quarter-

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back Trevor Stellman (Conner) takes over offensive coordinator duties after Brian Sheehan was Autenrieb named head coach at Defiance College. He will keep in place the Saints’ dangerous option attack, in which speedy backs Domonique Hayden and Landon Savoy will pile up yardage. The receiving corps is deep, led by local products Austin Studer (Campbell County), Ryan Winkler (Simon Kenton), Tony Bell, Bobby Leonard (Dixie Heights), and Mercier Doucette (Boone County). The entire offensive line returns intact, led by first team All-PAC tackle Jeremy Hoop, second team All-PAC center Kevin Naltner, and fellow senior Kevin Eads. Adam Rauch moved from running back to safety, where he will line up next to Autenrieb. Skilled

cornerbacks Shaquille Jinks, Jake Fishburn, and Antonio Booker round out the secondary. Nick Gramke, Alex Taylor, Ben Flamm, Nate Dorsey, and Eli Anglim give the Saints a deep linebacker group. Jay Volker returns to lead the defensive line after missing the 2011 season with a knee injury. Tyler Combs (Highlands), Chris Bouman (Bishop Brossart), and Tyler Calhoun join Volker up front. The Saints will rely on their seniors — Bell, Doucette, Naltner, Hoop, Eads and Studer on offense; Volker, Gramke, Autenrieb, Anglim and Booker on defense — to lead the team beyond the second round.


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‘Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over’

Despite the fact that every driver should know it is illegal to drive a motor vehicle or motorcycle while impaired, thousands of people get behind the wheel each year with a blood alcohol concentration of .08 or higher – the legal limit in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. In fact, more than 10,000 people died in crashes in 2010 that involved a driver or motorcycle rider who had a blood alcohol concentration of .08 or higher. That is one person every 51 minutes who died needlessly in a crash that likely could have been prevented if alcohol hadn’t been involved.



During the 2010 Labor Day weekend, 147 people were killed nationwide in crashes involving drivers or motorcycle riders with blood alcohol concentration of .08 or high-

That is why the Campbell County Attorney’s Office is joining nearly 10,000 law enforcement agencies and other highway safety partners nationwide to support the in-

tensive crackdown over the Labor Day holiday that will target anyone driving impaired. Efforts will include traffic safety checkpoints and saturation patrols. If you are caught driving impaired, you will be arrested and you will face serious consequences. During the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over crackdown from now through Sept. 3, impaired drivers will be targeted and arrested. Law enforcement is taking aggressive steps to decrease the numbers of impaired driving fatalities across the nation, which in 2010 accounted for 31 percent of all motor vehicle traffic facilities

in the U.S. Young adults are often those most at risk. Fifty-four percent of young drivers, ages 18 to 34, killed in motor vehicle traffic crashes were alcohol impaired (blood alcohol concentration of .08 or higher). We support law enforcement cracking down to remind people if they plan to drink, never get behind the wheel. The consequences from impaired driving are deadly serious. Even if no one is killed, people who are caught driving impaired face jail time, loss of their driver’s license and numerous financial consequences such as attorney fees, higher insurance rates,

court costs, lost time at work and the potential loss of their job. Again, too often the story is even worse… with a crash that claims your life or the lives of innocent victims. Driving impaired is simply not worth the risk so don’t take the chance. Please remember the police will be out in force so Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over or they will catch and arrest you because they are going to save lives. It is your choice, but it’s their duty. Steven Franzen is the Campbell County Attorney.

Harvest a healthier diet at the market How many times have you been sucked in by a TV infomercial? By the end of the 30 minutes, you’ve got the phone in hand, ready to order the latest workout video or steam cleaning system. I’d like to borrow some techniques from the infomercial industry to entice you to try something that may be new – buying produce from local farmers’ markets. Though I’m limited here in that I can’t show beautiful pictures to illustrate my points, I’ll try prompting your imagination. Imagine pictures of gorgeous green beans, mouth-watering apples and succulent squash. Kentucky’s harvest season is in full swing. Corn, apples, egg-

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enticing smells, makes it easy to try something new – and perhaps find a fruit or vegetable that you didn’t realize you enjoyed. But wait, there’s more! Imagine yourself on the scale, watching the numbers go down as you come closer to a healthy weight. Or imagine your pants being a little less snug. Kentucky’s waist lines are getting bigger … and bigger. Two out of three Kentucky adults are overweight or obese, and one out of four children are as well. Most fruits and vegetables are naturally low in fat and calories and are filling. At the same time, fruits and vegeta-

Together in the web of life

Monsignor Ralph Beiting, who died Aug. 9, was a revered, Northern Kentuckyborn Catholic priest who devoted his ministry to people in the eastern Kentucky mountains. Many urban people who knew nothing of that region learned about part of it through him: its material poverty. But through his stories of street preaching and personal meetVickie ings we began Cimprich to know more. His Christian COMMUNITY RECORDER GUEST Appalachian COLUMNIST Project put people to work making Christmas wreaths and handicrafts, decades before “Kentucky Crafted” became a brand. By the 1960s, some of us began to get acquainted with a greater diversity of people who had long been at home there, and their rich cultures and landscapes. Writers like Jesse Stuart, James Still, Harry Caudill, Harriet Arnow, Gurney Norman, Sidney Saylor Farr, Letha Kendrick and Marianne Worthington and many others speak powerfully and skillfully from their native points of view. A lot has been made of urban-born missionaries who came into Appalachia. Few know that the first Catholic

family in the Catholic Diocese of Covington may well have been the Durbins, who came into Madison County from Maryland and to Lee County early in the 1800s. The Encyclopedia of Appalachia describes St. Therese on Contrary Creek as “the first lay-operated rural Catholic settlement school in Lee County” opened in 1929. In 1975 the Catholic Bishops of Appalachia offered a beautiful message titled “This Land Is Home To Me,” and 20 years later in1995 the Catholic Committee on Appalachia was still celebrating, when it issued “At Home in the Web of Life.” In 2012, St. Therese was added to the National Register of Historic Places, a testament that Catholicism is as indigenous to the Kentucky mountains as it is to the Ohio River Valley. In my 30 years teaching or making private retreats in Breathitt and Lee Counties, I’ve found what many North Americans found out when they went to Latin America. “Reverse missionaries” is how they described themselves. The gifts we receive are greater by far than the poverty we discovered in ourselves, after being shown the warmest hospitality, meeting the most promising kids, being told some of the choicest stories and jokes, and fed with the best cornbread, soup beans and greens at homes,



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and best lunches in The Purple Cow in Beattyville. To Father Beiting many Northern Kentuckians owe our earliest glimmer of Eastern Kentucky. To my friends and neighbors at St. Therese, its solitude and woods, I owe some of the gladdest times in my life. Vickie Cimprich is a Catholic lay woman and Kentucky writer. Her “Pretty Mother’s Home - A Shakeress Daybook” was researched at The Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill. She lives in Fort Mitchell.

bles also provide essential vitamins and minerals, fiber, and other substances that are important for good health. Freshly picked vegetables, like those sold at farmers’ markets, are at the peak for not only taste, but also nutritional value. But wait, there’s more! Imagine a family sitting at the table with head in hands as they sort through a pile of bills. Kentucky’s economy is struggling. Farmers’ markets help support local farmers – many farmers are running small businesses and rely on farmers’ market sales to support their families or supplement other sources of income. Many families participating in the WIC (Women Infants and

Children) nutrition program received up to $20 of vouchers this summer to buy fresh fruits and vegetables from local farmers’ markets. Shoppers at the Covington farmers’ market were eligible for additional vouchers through a grant program. This is the point in the infomercial where they go for the hard sell: Act now! Don’t delay! Both are true for buying produce at farmers’ market. The season is ending soon, so go online, find the market that’s most convenient for you, and start shopping. Dr. Lynne Saddler is district director of health at Northern Kentucky Health Department.

A tax plan that makes sense This December, the Bushera tax cuts are set to expire unless Congress takes steps to extend the tax breaks put in place during the George W. Bush administration more than a decade ago. Last week President Obama called upon ConWilliam R. gress to imAdkins mediately extend the COMMUNITY RECORDER GUEST tax rates for COLUMNIST those earning $250,000 or less of taxable income, while allowing the cuts to expire on those earning more. This is a start. But Congress needs to get to work to completely reform our tax system in order to give the middle class a fighting chance. Much of what ails the American economy is uncertainty. Families earning less than $250,000 in taxable income need the certainty that their taxes will not increase while many are making do with less and struggling to

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keep up with rising health care costs and lower wages. Congress should extend the tax cuts for the middle class now and work toward a more fair system for higher wage earners and corporations. A trickle-down economic theory where the top earners receive the biggest tax breaks hasn’t worked. Corporate America is asking to maintain tax cuts touted as “job creation,” while the wealthiest are sitting on a $2 trillion pile of cash and not creating jobs. Doing the same thing in the form of the Bush tax cuts and expecting a different result is illogical and will not strengthen the middle class that is so vital to economic growth and prosperity. It’s time to start a real debate on tax fairness that puts creating American jobs first by closing corporate loopholes and asking everyone to pay their fair share to reduce our deficit and put our country on solid financial footing.

William R. “Bill” Adkins, D-Williamstown, is a candidate for Kentucky’s 4th Congressional District.

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A special choir of current and past members sings “The Church that God Built with Love” during the First Baptist Church of Newport’s 200th anniversary celebration on Sunday, Aug. 12. PROVIDED

After 200 years, the light still shines at Newport church

By Amanda Joering

NEWPORT — For the past 200 years, the First Baptist Church of Newport has been spreading the word and love of God throughout the community. The church, started in 1812 when seven baptists decided to organize a church in Newport, celebrated its 200th anniversary Sunday, Aug. 12. “We are so happy to celebrate our 200th anniversary, and we hope to stay open and thrive another 100 years,” said Pastor Michael Turner. “This church has meant a lot to a lot of people over the years.” From its well-know stained glass windows to the many local missions and churches in the area who have branched off from the church, it has a very rich history, Turner said. Through ups and downs, the church has stayed together and is still going strong, Turner said.

Church member Norma Strasinger, 89, who has been coming to First Baptist Church of Newport for 85 years, said while the church as changed a lot, it has always meant something special to her. “This church has been my backbone to face the future,” Strasinger said. “It has given me the strength to face each tomorrow.” Turner said while the overall message of the church is the same, the way its spreads that message has changed with the times. “The church has to change so people who don’t fit the mold feel comfortable,” Turner said. “We are very welcoming and open to anybody from any walk of life.” One change that has been the focus the past couple years, is a stronger emphasis on reaching out to the community. Through its food pantry and thrift store with Holy Spirit Parish and its active senior group and kids and teens programs, the

Current and past members fill the First Baptist Church of Newport to celebrate its 200th anniversary. PROVIDED church has been able to help people throughout the community, Turner said. Church member Ruth Ogden, the church’s music program coordinator, said since1999 the church has offered free piano and violin lessons to children in the commu-

nity. The lessons, which give the church a way to meet and help local families, provides a safe, fun, educational activity for kids, Ogden said. “Not every child can afford to take music lessons,” Ogden said.

“This is one of the many ways we give back to our community.” To commemorate the church’s 200th anniversary, the church invited past and current members to attend its celebration. Joan Amend, the church’s senior activities director and organist who started coming to the church in 1958, said the turnout for the celebration was great and it was a special day for a lot of people. “It was just so great to see friends from years ago and today come together like that,” Amend said. Turner said the church everything it has been able to accomplish to God. “If it wasn’t for God’s work the past 200 years, this anniversary wouldn’t have happened,” Turner said. For more information about the First Baptist Church of Newport, call 261-3328 or visit

Merchants sharing free bowling offer By Chris Mayhew

ALEXANDRIA — Southern Lanes in Alexandria is helping the customers of 24 other area merchants have a ball by issuing 20,000 coupons for a free game of bowling. People will see the coupons on counters at many of the businesses, and Snappy Tomato is putting the coupons on pizza boxes, said Southern Lanes owner Don Hilker. Bowling can be appreciated by the local businesses and consumers involved in the coupon program because it offers a “family-friendly atmosphere,” and the health benefits the activ-

ity brings, according to a news release sent out by Hilker’s marketing staff. “Bowling, there’s social bowling and competitive bowling,” Hilker said. “I’ve been bowling for 40 years, and I love bowling.” Hilker said economic conditions also mean people are looking for entertainment in the least expensive way they can find it. Bowling fits that bill, he said. Bowling is for all ages and skill levels, Hilker said. The bowling center also features “cosmic bowling” with glow in the dark decor and offers a variety of bowling leagues for men and women, he said. “With bowling, there is a social aspect,” Hilker said.

Coupons for a free game of bowling at Southern Lanes area available at the following 24 businesses while supplies last: In Alexandria: Alexandria Carryout, Angilo’s Pizza, Arby’s, Auto Zone, Burger King, Citizens Bank of Northern Kentucky, County Market, Dollar Tree, Empress Chili, Gold Star Chili, KFC, Long John Silver’s, McDonald’s, Skyline Chili of Alexandria, Snappy Tomato Pizza, Spare Time Grill, United Dairy Farmers, Wendy’s. In Cold Spring: AmeriStop, Burger King, Fast Max, Raniero’s Pizzeria, Snappy Tomato Pizza. In Highland Heights: Dairy Queen.

From left, Southern Lanes owners Claire and Don Hilker and their daughter Valerie Hilker Beck, hold some of the coupons already used for a free game of bowling available through 24 other local businesses, in front of the bowling area at the Alexandria business Friday, Aug. 24. CHRIS MAYHEW/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER


THINGS TO DO IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD FRIDAY, AUG. 31 Art Exhibits Liquids in Motion, 10 a.m.-10 p.m., Art on the Levee Gallery, Newport on the Levee, Unique collection of liquid collisions and splashes caught in the blink of an eye, occurring in less than one ten-thousandth of a second. Using specialized high speed digital studio lighting and highly accurate timing devices, various liquids are caught colliding with solid surfaces and other materials creating dramatic displays of art. Free. 859-2615770; Newport.

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

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

Leroy Ellington & The E-Funk Band will perform 6:30-9:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 6 at Newport on the Levee during the Levee Summer Concert Series. For more information, visit FILE PHOTO

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Festivals Alexandria Fair & Horse Show, 3:30-11:30 p.m., Alexandria Fairgrounds, 100 Fairgrounds Lane, All ages. $8. 859-635-2667. Alexandria. St. Bernard Church Festival, 5-11 p.m., Gil Lynn Park, Third Street and Greendevil Lane, Food and entertainment for the whole family. Major raffle: $1500. Presented by St. Bernard Church. Through Sept. 1. 859491-1600. Dayton, Ky.

Music - Jazz Mike Wade Quartet, 8 p.m. Doors open 7 p.m., The Thompson House, 24 E. Third St., $10. 859-261-7469; Newport.

Music - Rock Ruckus, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., JerZee’s Pub and Grub, 708 Monmouth St., Free. 859-491-3500; Newport. Synapse Defect, 8 p.m. With Sicarii, the Fallen, Victory Over Vanity and others. Doors open 7 p.m., The Thompson House, 24 E. Third St., $8. 859-261-7469; Newport.

On Stage - Comedy Robert Hawkins, 8 p.m. $17., 10:30 p.m. $17., Funny Bone Comedy Club, Newport on the Levee, 859-957-2000; Newport.

Old Timer's Day Festival will be 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 1 at the Rabbit Hash General Store, 10021 Lower River Road, Rabbit Hash. Pictured are Aaron Dennemann of Florence and his sister Julia. FILE PHOTO Alexandria. St. Bernard Church Festival, 5-11 p.m., Gil Lynn Park, 859-4911600. Dayton, Ky.

Music - Concerts Kentucky Symphony Orchestra, 7:30 p.m. Summer Series: Do the Time-Warp. KSO Boogie Band serves a battle of decades: 1970s and 1980s vie for pop tune supremacy., Devou Park, 1344 Audubon Road, Amphitheater. Bring seating, picnics welcome. Free, $5 suggested donation. Presented by Kentucky Symphony Orchestra. 859-431-6216; Covington.

Music - Pop

Saturday, Sept. 1

Adalene and Seven Circle Sunrise Tour Kickoff Show, 9 p.m.-1 a.m. With Atlantis Becoming and Habilus. Doors open 8 p.m., The Thompson House, 24 E. Third St., $10. 859-261-7469; Newport.

Art Exhibits

On Stage - Comedy

Liquids in Motion, 10 a.m.-10 p.m., Art on the Levee Gallery, Free. 859-261-5770; Newport.

Robert Hawkins, 7:30 p.m. $17., 10 p.m. $17., Funny Bone Comedy Club, 859-957-2000; Newport.

Benefits Fundraiser for Mandy Franceschina, 5-10 p.m., StepN-Out Studio, 721 Madison Road, Upstairs Ballroom. Dancing, raffles, a silent auction and more. Benefits Mandy Franceschina’s brain anuerysm recovery fund. $10. 859-291-2300; Covington.

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

Festivals Old Timer’s Day Festival, 11 a.m.-11 p.m., Rabbit Hash General Store, 10021 Lower River Road, Wide variety of music, food and fun for the whole family. No coolers permitted. Hayrides take guests from parking areas to festival. Free. 859-586-7744; Rabbit Hash. Alexandria Fair & Horse Show, 7 a.m.-11:30 p.m., Alexandria Fairgrounds, $8. 859-635-2667.

Tours Newport Gangster Tour, 4:306:30 p.m., Gangsters Dueling Piano Bar, 18 E. Fifth St., Twohour tour begins with two gangster guides leading highenergy presentation inside old casino followed by walking tour of historic sites. $20. 859-4918000. Newport.

SUNDAY, SEPT. 2 Art Exhibits Liquids in Motion, noon-6 p.m., Art on the Levee Gallery, Free. 859-261-5770; Newport.

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

Festivals Alexandria Fair & Horse Show, 10 a.m.-11:30 p.m., Alexandria Fairgrounds, $8. 859-635-2667. Alexandria.

Holiday - Labor Day

Fireworks Party on the Bridge, 4:30-10:30 p.m. Music by the Turkeys and Rory Block 5:45-7 p.m., Purple People Bridge, Pete Rose Way, Cincinnati; Third Street, Newport, Open bars with wine, liquor and craft beers. Entertainment, barbecue pork or chicken dinner buffet by SmoQ Restaurant and private restrooms provided. Free soft drinks and water for designated drivers. Bridge restricted to ticket holders. Parking $10 and up. Rain or shine. Ages 21 and up. Benefits Big Joe Duskin Music Education Foundation. $100 VIP patron; $95, $85 before Sept. 1, $75 before Aug. 8; $20 designated drivers and children or minors. Presented by Big Joe Duskin Music Education Foundation. 513-505-3541; Newport. Riverfest Party, 6-11 p.m., Newport on the Levee, 1 Levee Way, Plaza in front of Aquarium and Riverwalk. Fireworks viewing, music, food and drinks. Free parking. Ages 21 and up. $90. Reservations required. 859-5819000; Newport. A Fireworks Buffet, 4:30 p.m., Chart House, 405 Riverboat Row, Buffet dinner with view of the Riverfest Labor Day fireworks from Northern Kentucky. Complimentary valet parking provided. 859-261-0300; Newport. USS Nightmare Riverfest Event, 4-8 p.m., BB Riverboats Newport Landing, 101 Riverboat Row, Halloween favorite haunted attraction built on real steamboat. Special Riverfestonly ticket price of $10 per person or $8 advance online. All ages; ages 9 and under require adult. $10. Presented by USS Nightmare. 859-740-2293; Newport.

Music - Concerts Jack Daniel’s Presents: Rockin’ by the River Fest, 2 p.m.-1 a.m. With Lying In Ruins, Scarangella, Sinful Crow, Wolvesbeard, Clockwork Soul, See You In the Funnies and Rhythm and Booze. Doors open 1:30 p.m., The Thompson House, 24 E. Third St., $10. 859-261-7469; Newport.

Special Events Rubber Duck Regatta, 3 p.m., Purple People Bridge, Pete Rose Way, Cincinnati; Third Street, Newport, More than 100,000 ducks race along Serpentine Wall for prizes. Benefits Freestore Foodbank. $100 for 24; $50 for 12; $25 for 6; $5 per duck. Advance purchase required. Presented by Freestore Foodbank. 513-929-3825; Newport.

MONDAY, SEPT. 3 Festivals Alexandria Fair & Horse Show, 7-10 a.m., Alexandria Fairgrounds, $8. 859-635-2667. Alexandria.

Music - Concerts Jello Biafra and the Guatanamo School of Medicine, 8 p.m. Doors open 7 p.m., Madison Theater, 730 Madison Ave., Jello Biafra is a spoken word artist and former lead singer of Dead Kennedy’s. $12. 859-491-2444; Covington.

Recreation The Northern Kentucky Poker Tour, 7-10 p.m., KJ’s Pub, 2379 Buttermilk Crossing, Nightly qualifier. Winner receives certificate to semi-finals. Cash and prizes including seat to 2013 WSOP in Las Vegas including airfare/hotel/spending money. Ages 21 and up. Free for spectators. Registration required. Presented by The Northern Kentucky Poker Tour. 440-2180559; Crescent Springs.

Feb. 19. 859-652-3348; Newport.

Music - Rock Scum of the Earth, 10:30 p.m., The Thompson House, 24 E. Third St., $15, $12 advance. 859-261-7469; Newport.

Health / Wellness Weight Loss Class, 6:30-7 p.m., Hickory Grove Baptist Church, 11969 Taylor Mill Road, $60 for 12-week membership. First class free. Presented by Equipped Ministries. 859-802-8965; Independence. Wellness by the Book, 7 p.m. Theme: Cyber Bullying and Self Esteem Awareness., Joseph-Beth Booksellers-Crestview Hills, 2785 Dixie Highway, Each month, St. Elizabeth professionals share information and suggest corresponding book on variety of health and wellness hot topics. Free. Presented by St. Elizabeth Healthcare. 859-301-6300; Crestview Hills.

Wednesday, Sept. 5 Art Exhibits Liquids in Motion, 11 a.m.-9 p.m., Art on the Levee Gallery, Free. 859-261-5770; Newport.

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

Health / Wellness Weight Loss Class, 5:30-6 p.m., Lakeside Christian Church, 195 Buttermilk Pike, $60 for 12-week membership. First class free. Presented by Equipped Ministries. 859-802-8965; Lakeside Park. Walk, Eat, Learn, Laugh, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Theme: Burgers and Tailgating., Boone County Extension Environmental and Nature Center, 9101 Camp Ernst Road, Walk trails or hike woods, then gather to enjoy featured

Triangle Toastmasters Meeting, 7-8:30 p.m., Campbell County Fiscal Court, 1098 Monmouth St., Become a confident, more effective speaker. Family friendly. Free. Presented by Triangle Toastmasters. Through

Appalachian Writers Series, 7 p.m. Pauletta Hansel, local author and poet, discusses and signs "the Lives We Live in Houses.", Joseph-Beth Booksellers-Crestview Hills, 2785 Dixie Highway, Series will feature the idea of a personal, highly interactive forum for sharing creative writing. Part of Thomas More College English department’s new creative vision program. Free. Presented by Thomas More College. 859-912-7860; Crestview Hills.

Cardio Dance Party!, 7:30-8:30 p.m., Locomotion on the Levee, 1 Levee Way, $10 drop-in. Presented by Cardio Dance Party. 513-617-9498; Newport.


Clubs & Organizations

Literary - Signings

Exercise Classes

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

recipes and pick up tips on food preparation and healthy eating. Dress for the weather. Family friendly. Free. Presented by Boone County Cooperative Extension Service. 859-586-6101. Union.

Thursday, Sept. 6 Art Exhibits Liquids in Motion, 11 a.m.-9 p.m., Art on the Levee Gallery, Free. 859-261-5770; Newport.

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

Music - Bluegrass Bluegrass Thursdays, 7-9:30 p.m., Avenue Brew, 310 Fairfield Ave., Patio. Bluegrass, Americana and old-timey music by the Goodle Boys. Free. 859-261-4381; Bellevue.

Music - Concerts Live at the Levee, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Leroy Ellington & the E-Funk Band., Newport on the Levee, 1 Levee Way, Riverwalk Plaza. Summer concert series. Free. 859-815-1389; Newport.

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

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

Sports Fall Meet, 6 p.m., Turfway Park, 7500 Turfway Road, Live thoroughbred racing. Homestretch reservations available. Prime rib buffet available Fridays, Lunch buffet available Saturdays. Free. 859-371-0200; Florence.



Rita’s Hall of Fame honey-roasted almonds Almonds, like all nuts, contain fiber and protein, plus a good amount of calcium. This is my most popular roasted nut recipe. Don’t forget to toast the nuts first; otherwise the coating won’t adhere well. These make a great gift from the kitchen and a nice snack to tote on trips. 2 cups whole almonds with

Put cheddar and Velveeta into a non-stick pot or double boiler over low heat and heat until cheese mixture is nearly melted. Add cream and whisk constantly until hot and smooth. Pour into serving dish and sprinkle with onions, tomatoes and jalapenos.

These honey-roasted almonds are Rita's most popular roasted nut recipe. THANKS TO RITA HEIKENFELD. skin, toasted ¼ cup sugar ½ teaspoon salt 2 tablespoons each: honey and water 2 teaspoons canola oil

2 teaspoons each: chopped mint and thyme Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste Celery stalks or other raw veggies for dipping

Mix sugar and salt in large bowl and set aside. Stir together honey, water and oil in pan and bring to a boil. Immediately stir in nuts and continue to cook and stir until liquid is absorbed, about 5 minutes. Immediately transfer nuts to bowl with sugar/salt mixture and toss until evenly coated. Pour out onto sprayed cookie sheet. When cool, break up and store airtight at room temperature up to a month. To toast nuts: Pour in single layer on cookie sheet. Roast at 350 degrees until fragrant, about 10-15 minutes. Stir from outside edge into center a couple of times.

Put cheese, yogurt and olive oil in food processor until smooth. Stir in herbs and seasonings. Chill at least 1 hour before serving.

Healthier goat cheese dip with herbs 6 oz. goat cheese, low fat if possible 1 tablespoon plain Greek yogurt Up to 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 ⁄3 cup parsley

Health tip from Rita: Stalks of health Celery contains vitamin C, calcium and potassium, which means it’s good for the heart. Celery helps prevent cancer and high blood pressure. The leaves have even more nutrients than the ribs, so leave them on!

Chile con queso

Awesome with multicolored tortilla chips.

1 cup grated extra sharp cheddar ½ cup Velveeta, cut into pieces ½ cup whipping cream 2 tablespoons chopped yellow onion 2 tablespoons diced tomato 1 jalapeño, stemmed, seeded and diced Tortilla chips

Bacon-wrapped dates stuffed with blue cheese I made these for a diabetic cooking class. The students wanted a sophisticated yet easy appetizer and these were a winner. Even if you aren’t watching carbs you’ll like these. You can use turkey bacon, as well. 12 pieces of bacon 36 pitted dates 1 cup crumbled blue cheese

Cut bacon into thirds and fry until partially cooked but not crisp. You want to be able to wrap them around the dates. Drain and keep warm. Cut a slit in center of date and fill with cheese. Wrap bacon around and secure with toothpick. Bake at 375 degrees until bacon is crisp, about 10-12 minutes. Diabetic exchanges: 1/2 starch, 1/2 fat for one appetizer Rita Nader Heikenfeld is an herbalist, educator and author. Email her at with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Call 513-248-7130, ext. 356.

MARRIAGE LICENSES Julia Ritchie, 28, of Covington and Steven Williams, 28, of Cincinnati, issued Aug. 14. Krystin Bitter, 20, of Fort Thomas and Levi Benton, 21, of Dayton, issued Aug. 14. Constance Class, 47, of Fort Thomas and Mitchell Collett, 56, issued Aug. 14. Jessica Dirheimer, 33, of Covington and Jason Canterbury, 37, of Cincinnati, issued Aug. 15. Nicole Kaiser, 31,of Cincinnati

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and Brandon McClure, 25, of Lawrenceburg, issued Aug. 15. Andrea Palicki, 25, of Lexington and Daniel Funken, 27, of Germany, issued Aug. 15. Mollie Schlarmon, 25, and Robert Fischer, 29, both of Fort Thomas, issued Aug. 16. Ashley Davidson, 25, and Christopher Pollitt, 34, both of Fort Thomas, issued Aug. 16. Sarah Gosney, 22, of Edgewood and Troy Mallery, 24, of Maysville, issued Aug. 17.



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Julliann Butsch, 32, and Dennis Bowls, 37, both of Fort Thomas, issued Aug. 17.

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Milja Peltonen of Helsinki, Finland was married to Rick Collins (formerly of N. Ky) on July 7th, 2012 at St. Henriks Catherdral in Helsinki. Nearly 100 friends and family from 16 different countries joined in the celebration including the groom’s parents Patrick and Frances Collins of Elsmere. The groom is a graduate of NKU and Xavier University and now works as Export Director North and East Europe for Villiger Cigar and the bride is a graduate of Helsinki University and now an Elementary School Teacher in Helsinki. After a honeymoon in Portugal and Spain the couple will reside in south Germany.


Community Recorder The Cincinnati May Festival Chorus will hold auditions this fall for all voice parts for the upcoming 2012-2013 season. From September through April, the May Festival Chorus is the official chorus of the Cincinnati Symphony and Pops Orchestras. This season the chorus will be featured on Mahler’s “Symphony No. 3,” Beethoven’s “Symphony No. 9,” and Mozart’s “Lord Nelson Mass,” all subscription concerts with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. Highlight of the season for the chorus is performing on the May Festival which consists of two weekends of five concerts, each with different repertoire. The 2013 festival repertoire will be announced in September. Auditions for the adult May Festival Chorus will be Sept. 8 at Music Hall, 1241 Elm St., Cincinnati. Interested singers should prepare two solo works of contrasting styles, one to be sung in English. Vocalization and sight-reading are an integral part of the audition process. An accompanist will be provid-






ed. Rehearsals are regularly scheduled 7-10 p.m. Tuesdays. The May Festival Chorus is directed by Robert Porco. Auditions for the May Festival Youth Chorus will be held on Sept. 8 and Sundays throughout September at Knox Presbyterian Church, 3400 Michigan Ave., Cincinnati. All auditions must be scheduled. For more information or to schedule an audition time, call 513-7443229 or email

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There’s one kind of recipe I can never get enough of: appetizers. I’ll bet you’re in that predicament sometimes too, so today I’m sharing some favorite appetizer recipes. And remember, we eat with our eyes as well as our tummies, so garnishing a dish, even simply, is worth the trouble. Try edible flowers, herbs or just a few parsley sprigs. Your food will look as good as it tastes. (Check out my webRita site, abouHeikenfeld teatingRITA’S KITCHEN .com, or my blog, Cooking with Rita, for videos and photos of edible flowers and herbs and how to use them). And here’s a tip for those zucchini that seem to know no bounds. Every year there’s a couple that grow to the size of ball bats seemingly overnight. I’ll cut them, scoop out seeds if necessary and grate them. Nice to have in winter for soups, breads and muffins.

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Protect yourself when using moving companies More than 300 Kroger employees commemorated the launch of the 'I Can Do That' Walking Challenge with a walk to Fountain Square Aug. 13. Pictured are (front row) Kroger Vice President of Corporate Benefits Theresa Monti, Director of Corporate Health Philip Ransdell, (second row) Kroger President and COO Rodney McMullen and CEO Dave Dillon and Senior Vice President of Human Resources Kathleen Barclay. THANKS TO SUZANNE BLACKBURN

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New legislation signed into law gives the government Howard more Ain authority over inHEY HOWARD! terstate moving companies. This comes as the government shut down 75 moving companies last year. But problems with moving companies continue, so you need to beware. Vicki Quinn needed to move her mother from Florida to Colerain Township and searched the Internet for moving companies. She and her sister called several companies. They picked one that wasn’t exactly the cheapest, or the most expensive. “They seemed to be very professional, and that’s kind

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The 2012 Operation Christmas Child “Shoebox Season” will be kicking off on Saturday, Sept. 1, at First Baptist Church, Walton. All Operation Christmas Child project leaders and others interested in learning more about Operation Christmas Child are invited to attend. Northern Kentucky churches, civic groups, and schools prepared nearly 15,000 shoeboxes in 2011. The goal for 2012 is to send 16,776 boxes to the hurting children of the world. Hasty Martin of Walton will be speaking about her recent journey to Uganda to distribute shoeboxes.

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Cathy Howard of Fort Thomas and Paul Johnson of California were appointed Aug. 16 as trustees of the Campbell County Public Library by Campbell County Judge-executive Steve Pendery. Both board members will serve a four-year term beginning Oct. 1. Howard, a practicing attorney with the city solicitor’s office of the City of Cincinnati, brings a wealth of experience dealing with property, civil rights and other municipal issues. She also is a parent and active user of library services. This is the first time Howard has served on the board of trustees. She is replacing Don Grosenbach of Cold Spring, who is leaving the

board after serving the maximum two consecutive four-year terms. Johnson has served on the board since January when he was appointed to fill the unexpired term of board member Judy Voelker, who resigned in 2011. Johnson has a strong background in business, having worked in information technology, facilities management, resource management, training and other personnel positions for the Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms/Internal Revenue Service. He retired in 1999 and has remained active in the community, volunteering with academic, professional and non-profit associations. Key issues facing the upcoming board include a public vote in November on an


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Question: I have not been able to do much watering this summer. How much water do plants really need to survive? Answer: Trees, especially evergreens, often suffer for months or even years after an extended drought. Prolonged hot, dry weather also makes the plants more susceptible to attack from various plant diseases and harmful insects such as borers, which often take a year or more to actually kill the tree or even lead to symptoms. The roots of trees and shrubs are shallow, since they require oxygen. Even with large trees, over 90 percent of the feeder roots are in the top 12 inches of soil, which dries out rapidly during a drought. The best time to water is in the early morning before the heat of the day. There is less water lost to evaporation at that time. If that’s not possible, just be sure the plant’s leaves have time to dry off before nightfall, since prolonged leaf wetness leads to serious foliage diseases. Frequent shallow watering, such as that provided by sprinkling plants every couple of days, will promote a root system that is shallow. Such plants are very susceptible to periods of even mild drought such as a lack of water during

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Where is God in all this? “Where is God when an innocent, sweet 4-yearold boy is diagnosed with cancer?” “Where is God when a mother loses her son to drug or alcohol addiction?” Where is God when the father of two beautiful girls and a loving wife chooses death over life on this earth and takes his own life?” “Where is God when a Friday night out to watch a new movie turns deadly for more than a dozen innocent people and drastically alters the lives of hundreds of others forev-

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Dragon Boat Festival extends deadline Community Recorder The third annual Kentucky Dragon Boat Festival, held at A.J. Jolly Park in Alexandria, on Sept. 8, raises funds for the Breast Centers of St. Elizabeth Healthcare and the ongoing mission of the Kentucky ThoroughBreasts, Kentucky’s first breast cancer survivor dragon boat racing team. Both organizations are committed to women’s health issues and breast cancer awareness. The organizers for the third annual Kentucky Dragon Boat Festival have announced that they are extending the registration deadline for teams to Sept. 1. Organizers expect to have more than 50 teams participate this year. The festival will feature teams of 16-20 people racing in 57-foot long Hong Kong-style Dragon Boats. Teams can come from co-workers, friends,

church members, civic leaders, customers, neighbors and others. Anyone 14 and older can participate. No experience is necessary. A steersperson, drummer, paddles, life jackets and dragon boats will be provided. The entry fee is $500 per team. With suggested team sizes of around 20 people, the cost is only $25 per person. Each team is welcome to raise additional money for the event. Prizes will be awarded to team that raises the most money. Individual paddlers are also welcome and will be added to teams who are short on members. The entry fee for individuals is $30. You do not have to participate in the races to join in the on the fun. Team check in begins at 7 a.m. with races starting at 8:15 a.m. For more information, visit or call 859-391-7020.

Gateway offers computer classes Community Recorder Gateway Community and Technical College is offering the following non-credit computer courses : » Microsoft Excel Level 1 will be Sept. 10, 12, 17, and 19. Cost is $99. Registration deadline is Sept. 4. » Microsoft Excel Level 2 will be taught Oct. 8, 10, 15 and 17. Cost is $99. Registration deadline is Oct. 1. » Microsoft Word Level 1 will be offered Nov. 5,

7, 12 and 14. Cost is $99. Registration deadline is Oct. 29. All courses are offered 6 to 9 p.m. , 500 Technology Way, Florence. Complete course descriptions and a registration form can be found at For more information or to register, contact Regina Schadler at 859-4421170 or regina.schadler@kctcs. edu, or Jenni Hammons at 859-442-1130 or jenni.


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Sessions of the CooperClayton Smoking Cessation Program are starting in September. Cooper-Clayton is a comprehensive, 13-week program that helps participants stop smoking with peer support, educational guidance and nicotine replacement therapy. The program is offered in person and online. For the in-person program, dates, times and locations of the sessions are as follows: 6-7 p.m. Tuesdays, starting Sept. 4, at St. Elizabeth Fort Thomas Cancer Center, 85 North Grand Ave., Fort Thomas 4:30-5:30 p.m. Mondays, starting Sept. 10, at St. Elizabeth Grant County, 238

Barnes Road, Williamstown Pre-registration is not required for the in-person program, simply show up on the first night of the class. Participants do not need to be smoke-free at the start of the class. For more information, call 859301-5570 or visit An online program provides the option to get help quitting in your own home or office and at your own pace. Participants can join the online class at any time and view the materials at any time – all that’s required is a computer capable of accessing the Internet. A facilitator will be online for live chats to provide additional support 5-6 p.m. Tuesdays and noon-1 p.m. Wednesdays.

Registration required. To register, visit The Cooper-Clayton classes are free, but participants must purchase nicotine patches, gum or lozenges, if utilized. Participants have had much success with the Cooper-Clayton program because it combines nicotine replacement therapy with a weekly support group. As many as 45 percent of heavy smokers who use the Cooper-Clayton method successfully stop smoking. Cooper-Clayton is sponsored by the Northern Kentucky Health Department, St. Elizabeth Healthcare, St. Elizabeth Physicians and the Kentucky Cancer Program.

Columbus ship replicas open for tours Community Recorder The Pinta and the Nina, replicas of Columbus’ ships will open in Newport Friday Sept. 7. The ships, docked at Hooters, 301 Riverboat Row, will be open for self guided tours 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.until their departure Monday Sept. 17. The Nina was built completely by hand and without the use of power tools. Archaeology magazine called the ship “the most historically correct Columbus replica ever built.”

The Pinta was recently built in Brazil to accompany the Nina on all of her travels. She is a larger version of the archetypal caravel. Historians consider the caravel the space shuttle of the 15th century. Both ships tour together as a new and enhanced ‘sailing museum’ for the purpose of educating the public and school children on the caravel, a Portuguese ship used by Columbus and many early explorers to discover the world. While in port, the general

public is invited to visit the ships for a walk-aboard, selfguided tour. Admission is $8 for adults, $7 for seniors and $6 for students 5-16. Children 4 and under are free. No reservations necessary. Teachers or organizations wishing to schedule a 30-minute guided tour with a crew member should call 1-787-672-2152. Minimum of 15. Cost is $5 per person. No maximum. For more information, visit or email

NewCath to host golf outing Community Recorder The inaugural Newport Central Catholic Football Golf Outing will be 7:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 8, at Willows Course, 3908 Richardson Road, Independence. Registration will be 6:30 a.m. to 7:25 a.m. The scramble is sponsored by Service First Logistics Inc. Cost is $85 per golfer or

$340 per foursome and includes golf, cart, golfer goody bag, registration breakfast, post-golf lunch and cold beverages throughout the outing. Prizes include closest to the pin, longest drive, longest putt and winning team awards. There will be a split the pot drawing for $1per ticket, 10 tickets for $5, winner will be announced during lunch.

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CAMPBELL COUNTY Arrest/citations Shain T. Plavsic, 31, 111 Hiawatha Trail Unit 14, warrant, first degree possession of controlled substance - heroin at I-471 south exit ramp to I-275, Aug. 3. Bryan D. Cotton, 42, 6170 Ridgewood Court, operating on suspended or revoked operators license, failure to wear seat belts at U.S. 27 and Constable, Aug. 4. Charissa A. Jacobs, 0, 1045 Rockyview Drive, Apartment 3, alcohol intoxication in a public place - first and second offense at 1045 Rockyview Drive, apartment 3, Aug. 6. Howard E. Napier, 51, 7503 Carole Lane, DUI - first offense at Licking Pike and Banklick Drive, Aug. 5. Nancy B. Chastain, 48, 514 Fourth Ave., first degree possession of controlled substance - drug unspecified at 4566 Winters Lane, Aug. 7. John P. Roth Jr., 56, 4566 Winters Lane, first degree possession of controlled substance - drug unspecified, second degree possession of controlled substance - codeine at 4566 Winters Lane, Aug. 7. Kevin Ledford, 47, 3028 Cleinview Ave., Apartment 3, warrant at AA Highway and Ridgewood, Aug. 5. Kyle W. Wood, 27, 768 Kingston Drive, alcohol intoxication in a public place - first and second offense, second degree disorderly conduct, resisting arrest at Third Street, Aug. 3. Sonya Brossart, 20, 4628 Alexandria Pike, fourth degree assault, second degree disorderly conduct at 2140 Alexandria Pike, Aug. 6.

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DEATHS Lucille Barnhill Lucille Barnhill, 81, of Melbourne, died Aug. 21, 2012. Survivors include her son, Dale Barnhill; brothers, Ralph, George and Ray Meenach; sisters, Ruth Campbel, Irene Roseberry, Frances Ramsey and Faye Bennett; five grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Interment was at Peach Grove Cemetery in Butler, Ky.

Louise Buchman Louise Buchman, 82, of Independence, formerly of Melbourne, died Aug. 21, 2012, at Baptist Village in Erlanger. She worked for Quick Shop, was a member of St. Phillip’s Parish, Alter Society and Red Hat Club, and helped with sewing for the 4H Club in Melbourne. Her husband, Lloyd Buchman, died previously. Survivors include daughter, Donna Doering; sister, Mary Ann Neltner; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Entombment was at Spring Grove Cemetery in Cincinnati.

Dolores Buecker Dolores M. Buecker, 85, of Camp Springs, died Aug. 19, 2012, at Highlandspring of Fort Thomas. She was a member of St. Paul’s United Church of Christ in Alexandria, and owned and operated Buecker Iron Works in Newport. Survivors include her children, Linda Velten and David Buecker, both of Alexandria, and two grandchildren. Interment was in Evergreen Cemetery in Southgate. Memorials: Hospice of the Bluegrass, 7388 Turfway Road,

Florence, KY 41042 or St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, 1 North Jefferson, Alexandria, KY 41001.

Virginia Cook Virginia E. “Betty” Cook, 84, of Florence, died Aug. 13, 2012, at her residence. She was a retired activities director at Normandy Terrace Convalescent Center and a homemaker. Survivors include her husband, Clarence Cook of Florence; daughters, Debbie Mauer of Alexandria, Victoria Scott of Hebron and Theresa Goins of Burlington; sons Frank Burlew, Daryl Burlew and Robert Burlew, all of Hebron; sisters Joan Seals of San Antonio, Texas, Mary Cox of Florence, and Ann Nadeau of Stonington, Conn.; six grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Burial was in Burlington Cemetery. Memorials: Grace Episcopal Church, 7111 Price Pike, Florence, KY 41042.

William Feldman William A. Feldman, 68, of Fort Thomas, died Sunday, Aug. 19, 2012, at his residence. He was a retired Newport High School Guidance Counselor, a member of the National and Kentucky Education Association, Thomas More Alumni Association and a Eucharistic Minister at St. Thomas Church. His first wife, Shelia “Bitsy” Stapleton Feldman, died previously. Survivors include his wife, Diane Gerner Nuelsen Feldman; sons, William, Brian and Robert Feldman; four grandchildren; stepsons, Eric and Brett Nuelsen; and brothers, Jack and Richard Feldman.

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Burial was at St. Stephen Cemetery in Fort Thomas. Memorials: Newport High School Theater Fund, The Greater Cincinnati Foundation, 200 West Fourth St., Cincinnati, OH 45273-9726.

Karen Frank Karen M. Frank, 37, of Bellevue, died Aug. 19, 2012, at University Hospital in Cincinnati. She was a homemaker. Her mother, Dorothy Zoruba, died previously. Survivors include her husband, Jesse Frank, II; sons, Devyn and Joseph Frank; daughter, Katelynne Frank; father and stepmother, Michael and Marsha Zoruba; brother, Lenny Zoruba; sister, Michelle Gombos. Memorials: Frank Children’s Trust Fund at any PNC Bank.

Clarence Garman, II Clarence Carlton “Pee Wee” Garman, II, 73, of Southgate, died Aug. 15, 2012. He was an inspector for Newport Steel in Wilder and a member of the Bishop Mulloy Council of the Knights of Columbus. His brother, Robert Garman, died previously. Survivors include his wife,

Joette Ashbaugh Garman; daughters, Kimberly Garman Miller of Colerain Township, Ohio, Connie Duguid of Miami Township, Ohio,and Cindy Garman Murray of Fort Thomas; sons, Carl Garman of Alexandria and Joe Garman of Fort Thomas; 11 grandchildren; a great-grandchild; sisters, June Lauer and Patty Scharstein, both of Cold Spring, Gail Connley of Alexandria and Jeannette Conway of Bethel, Ohio; and brothers Bill Garman of Covington, Jim Pichotta of Rabbit Hash; Dick Pichotta of Alexandria and Joe Pichotta of Claryville, Ky. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery in Southgate. Memorials: Hospice of the Bluegrass, 7388 Turfway Road, Florence, KY 41042.

Alvaro Gonzalez Alvaro V. Gonzalez, 82, of Highland Heights, died Aug. 18, 2012, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. He was a professor emeritus with Marietta College and Northern Kentucky University, received his masters degree in international law from the University of Wisconsin and received his doctorate in Spanish literature from Vanderbilt University, was a devout Catho-

POLICE REPORTS Continued from Page B8 out authorization at 5061 Whitney Drive, Aug. 2. Second degree burglary Report of residence entered by force and jewelry taken at 1718 Race Track Road, Aug. 6. Suspicious activity Report of cattle turned onto property, dumping on property, and people riding quads on property at 490 Gilbert Ridge Road, Aug. 6. Theft by unlawful taking Report of recreational sports equipment taken from shed at 430 Creektrace Road, Aug. 1. Theft of identity of another without consent Report of identity used to file false tax return and send it to Texas at 843 Kenton Station Road, Aug. 2. Third degree criminal mischief Report of hood of vehicle

scratched at 5083 Whitney Drive, Aug. 4. Third degree terroristic threatening, criminal littering Report of death threats sent and bag of trash thrown at mail box at 1737 Upper Tug Fork Road, Aug. 15.

FORT THOMAS Arrest/citations Jeffery Thomas, 48, 2006 Faycrest Dr., warrant at I-471 north, Aug. 8. Marcus Torres, 20, 2 Bell St., warrant at 85 North Grand Ave., Aug. 9. Jasmine Vogelpohl, 26, 734 Kenton Station Road, warrant at Alexandria Pike, Aug. 9. Craig Mullins, 48, 1915 Brinkmeier Ave., alcohol intoxication in a public place at Alexandria Pike, Aug. 12. Kimberly Brown, 44, 5474 Baha-

ma Terrace No.2, warrant at Grand Avenue , Aug. 14. Jesse Wise, 49, 6 Chalon Apt. 2, possession of synthetic cannabinoid agonists or piperazines, warrant at 424 Alexandria Pike, Aug. 15. Mckenzie Brock, 22, 23 Wilbers Lane, DUI at 85 North Grand Ave., Aug. 16. Floyd Nelson Jr., 22, 7126 South Euclid Ave., second degree disorderly conduct at 1930 Monmouth St., Aug. 19.

Incidents/investigations Second degree criminal mischief At 1180 North Fort Thomas Ave., Aug. 7. Theft by deception At 2517 Alexandria Pike, Aug. 20. Theft by unlawful taking At 29 Elsmar Ave., Aug. 20. At Highlands Nursing Home, Aug. 8.

At 807 North Fort Thomas Ave., Aug. 7. At 614 Highland Ave., Aug. 17. At 72 Scenic View Drive, Aug. 19. Theft of mail matter At 1410 Alexandria Pike no. 12, Aug. 15. Third degree burglary At 815 North Grand Ave., Aug. 17. At 815 South Grand Ave., Aug. 17. Third degree criminal mischief At 15 Riverside Parkway, Aug. 19.

HIGHLAND HEIGHTS Arrest/citations Gabriel Gregory, 24, 284 Hollow View Circle, alcohol intoxication in a public place at 119 Renshaw, Aug. 18. Charles Barnett, 61, 3070 Daytona, warrant at Alexandria Pike and Hidden Valley, Aug. 21.

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Clarice Groneck Clarice E. Groneck, 97, of Newport, died Aug. 17 at the Baptist Convalescent Home. She was a homemaker. Survivors include her sons, Larry, Denny and Roy Groneck; daughters, Ruth Schnieders and Linda Davis, eight grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and sister, Irene Schertler. Burial was at St. Stephens Cemetery. Memorials: St. Vincent DePaul, Holy Spirit Parish, 825 Washington Ave., Newport, KY 41071.

Martha Hawkins Martha K. Hawkins, 93, of Fort Thomas died Aug. 21, at St. Elizabeth Fort Thomas. Her husband, Edward Hawkins, died previously. Survivors include her son, Gary Hawkins; daughter, Marsha Vann; five grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and sister, Mary Deaton. Burial was at Evergreen Cemetery. Memorials: St. Elizabeth Hospice, 483 South Loop Road, Edgewood, KY 41017.

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lic and member of St. Thomas Church where he sang in the choir. Survivors include his son, Alvaro Gonzalez of Dayton, Ohio; daughters, Alexandrina Spaeth of Fort Thomas and Maria Gonzalez of Detroit, Mich.; brothers, Federico Gonzalez and Jorge Gonzalez, both of Fort Thomas; sisters, Maria Luz Bahr of Anchorage, Ark., and Tina Moore of Fort Thomas; and six grandchildren. Memorials: Autism Speaks, 5455 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 2250, Los Angeles, CA 90036.

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Harvey A. Honaker, 71, of Bethel, formerly of Northern Kentucky, died Aug. 16, 2012, at Clermont Mercy Hospital. He was a retired service technician with Pitney Bowes, a Mason and served in the Army. A son, Rick Honaker and three brothers, Dayton, Gerald and Willard Honaker, died previously.

Survivors include his wife, Diana Honaker; sons, Robert and Ray Honaker; daughters, Karen Mobley and Kathy Robinson; stepsons, Bryan and Chris Hinkston; sisters, Mary Scarberry, Joyce England, Linda Woodall and Barb Patterson; brother, Letch Honaker; 13 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

Joyce Huber Joyce E. Huber, 74, of Fort Thomas, died Aug. 17, 2012 at St. Elizabeth Fort Thomas. She was a secretary with Dinsmore & Scholl, a secretary and administrative assistant at the Taft Museum, a former teacher at Lloyd Memorial, Highlands and Holmes high schools, and a former secretary with Hake & Hake Architects. Her long time friend, Tom Peters, died previously. Survivors include her brother, Bruce Huber of Fort Thomas. Burial was in Highland Cemetery in Fort Mitchell. Memorials: Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, 8050 Hosbrook Road, Suite 314, Cincinnati, OH 45236; Highland United Methodist Church, 406 North Fort Thomas Ave., Fort Thomas, KY 41075; or National Alliance on Mental Illness Northern Kentucky, 8350 East Main St. Alexandria, KY 41001.

William Johnson William K. “Si” Johnson, 88, of Fort Wright, formerly of Villa Hills and Ludlow, died Aug. 22, 2012, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. He was a Merchant Marine veteran of World War II, a member of the Ludlow Vets where he previously served as president, a member of the Ludlow and Vicinity Business Association and First Church of Christ in Burlington, and was elected to serve two terms on the Ludlow City Council. He was an insurance agent for Metropolitan Life and State Farm Insurance Companies, operating his agency the William “Si” Johnson Agency from his home in Ludlow. Survivors include his wife, Peggy Early Johnson of Fort

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REVISED AUGUST 23, 2012 SECTION 00 11 00 - INVITATION TO BID LEGAL NOTICE The Newport Millennium Housing Corporation III (NMHC III) will be accepting sealed bids for a General Contract for the construction, including mechanical, plumbing and electrical work, of FIVE single family homes located at 19th Street in the City of Newport, Kentucky. Bids are due no later than 3 p.m., local time, September 13, 2012, at the offices of the Housing Authority of Newport, located at 30 East 8th. St., Newport, KY 41071 at which time and place all bids will be publicly opened and read aloud. Bids are to be marked "Home Ownership Housing Program #12-01". General Contractors submitting a bid for general construction may obtain a maximum of two (2) complete sets of Contract Documents from Hub + Weber Architects, 542 Greenup Street, Covington, Kentucky, (859) 491-3844 - for a deposit of $100. Checks shall be made out to Newport Millennium Housing Corporation III. Deposit will be refunded upon submission of a bona fide bid and the return of the two sets in good condition. Access to electronic copies of drawings and specs via ftp site will also be available to Contractors submitting deposit. Contract Documents may also be purchased from Phipps Reprographics, 6920 Plainfield Rd, P.O. Box 36172, Cincinnati, OH 45236-0172, Tel: 513.793.1030. Copies of the Contract Documents are open to public inspection and may be examined at the following offices: Allied Construction Industries FW Dodge Corporation 7265 Kenwood Road Suite 200 3 Kovach Drive Cincinnati, Ohio Cincinnati, Ohio 45236 NMHCIII will conduct a pre-bid informational meeting at 3pm local time, September 4, 2012 at the model home currently constructed at the site on 19th Street. Construction would begin within ninety (90) days of execution of contract. A certified check or bank draft, payable to Newport Millennium Housing Corporation III, U.S. Government Bonds, or a satisfactory bid bond executed by the Bidder and acceptable sureties in amount equal to five (5) percent of the bid shall be submitted with each bid. The successful Bidder will be required to furnish and pay for satisfactory Performance and Payment bond in an amount equal to one hundred (100) percent of the contract price. All Bidders shall include with their bid a statement from an acceptable surety that if their bid is accepted the surety will furnish to the Bidder the required performance and payment bond or bonds required by the contract documents. Attention of Bidders is particularly called to the requirements as to conditions of employment to be observed, Section 3, Segregated Facility, Section 109 and E.O. 11246 and Title VI. MBE/WBE firms are encouraged to bid. No bidder may withdraw their bid within 60 days after the actual date of opening thereof. NHMCIII reserves the right to waive any informality, irregularity, or defect in any proposal, and to reject any/or all proposals should it be deemed in the best interest of NMHCIII to do so. It is the intent of NMHCIII to award a contract to the lowest responsible and responsive bidder. NMHCIII is an Equal Opportunity Employer.3534


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DEATHS Continued from Page B9 Wright; daughters, Joni Burtner of Villa Hills, Lisa Lokesak of Union and Gina Gray of Cold Spring; son, Keith Johnson of Villa Hills; 14 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Entombment was at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Erlanger. Memorials: Children of Ludlow Afterschool Program, P.O. Box 16273, Ludlow, KY 41016 or Hospice of St. Elizabeth, 483 South Loop Road, Edgewood, KY 41017.

Rose Kidwell Rose Marie Kidwell, 54, of Ludlow, died Aug. 19, 2012, at St. Elizabeth Hospice in Edgewood. She was a homemaker, and a member of Florence Baptist Church and Hope Ministries. Survivors include her husband, Wesley Kidwell; son, Wesley L. Kidwell of Ludlow; daughter, Dale Marie Kidwell of Ludlow; brothers, Bob Brungs of Park Hills, Tom Brungs of Florence, Greg Brungs of Crestview Hills; sisters, Linda Lane of Anderson Township, Ohio and Chris Biltz of Newport.

Campbell County Schools - Notice The purpose of this notice is to inform the public that the Annual Financial Report for 2011-12, as submitted to the Kentucky Department of Education, has been posted to the Campbell County website for Schools public viewing. If you wish to review this report, go to the followweb address: ing http://www.campbellco and click on the "Board Of Education" tab on the left side of the screen. On the next screen, click on "CCBOE Financial Report" in the of the right middle side. Please contact Susan Bentle at the Central Office at 859635-2173 if you are unable to access this report. 1001723334

The Fort Thomas Board of Education will hold a public hearing at the Central Office located at 28 N. Fort Thomas Avenue, Fort Thomas, KY, on Thursday, September 6, 2012, at 5:00pm to compublic hear ments regarding a general proposed fund tax levy of 95.0 cents on real property and 95.0 cents on personal properGeneral The ty. Fund tax levied in fiscal year 2012 was 91.5 cents on real property and 91.5 cents on personal property and produced revenue of $10,242,066.66. The proposed General Fund tax rate of 95.0 cents on real property and 95.0 cents on personal property is expected to produce $10,670 this Of ,443.89. amount, $428,377 .23 is from new and property. personal compensating The tax for 2013 is 91.3 cents on real property and 91.5 cents on personal property and is expected to produce $10,255 ,655.43. The general areas to which of $428, revenue 377.23 above 2012 revenue is to be allocated are as follows: Cost of collections, $6,425.66; building fund, $55, 260.66; and instruction $366,690.91. The General Assembly has required publication of this advertisement and information contained herein. 2694

Interment was in Highland Cemetery in Fort Mitchell. Memorials: Hope Ministries, 263 Main St., Florence, KY 41042.

Bluegrass, 7388 Turfway Road, Florence, KY 41042 or St. Bernard Church Bereavement Committee, 401 Berry St., Dayton, KY 41074.

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Dennis W. Ledonne, 75, of Highland Heights, and formerly of Independence and Newport, died Tuesday, Aug. 21 at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. He was a retired wholesale liquor salesman with Commonwealth Liquor and a member of the Bell-Acres Sportsman’s Club. His wife, Patsy, died previously. Survivors include his son, Mike Ledonne of Newport; daughters, Kathy Meyers of Highland Heights and Terry Mazzella of Independence; nine grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; brother, Jack Ledonne; and sister, Mary Ann Feucht. Burial was at St. Stephen Cemetery in Fort Thomas. Memorials: Chicks & Chucks, P.O. Box 76166, Highland Heights, KY 41076-0166.

Margaret Helen Martin, 76, of Highland Heights, died Aug. 22, 2012, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. She was an active member and volunteer at St. Mary’s Church. Her husband John “Jack,” and three brothers, Joseph, Charles, and Thomas Keller, died previously. Survivors include her daughter, Norma Tyree; sisters, Mary Ann Ryan and Dolores Shields; and brother, John Keller. Memorials: St. Vincent de Paul, St. Mary’s Conference, 8246 East Main St., Alexandria, KY 41001 or St. Elizabeth Hospice, 483 South Loop Road, Edgewood, KY 41017.

Virginia Nicolletta Virginia E. Nicolletta, 95, formerly of Highland Heights, died Friday, Aug. 17, 2012, at Elmcroft Senior Living in Florence. She was employed at Cincinnati Bell where she was voted the “prettiest girl at the telephone company,” was a member of the former Immaculate Conception Church, played music by ear, was a Charleston and Jitterbug dancing enthusiast, an Italian cook, and was one of the oldest parishioners at St. Joseph Church in Cold Spring. Her husband, Nicholas Nicolletta and a daughter, Peggy Nicolletta, died previously. Survivors include her son, Jim Nicolletta of Marietta, Ga.; daughters, Janie Nicolletta Spurlock of Dallas, Texas and Elaine Nicolletta Smith of Alexandria; four grandchildren; and

Rosalie Lovelace Rosalie May Lovelace, 72, of Dayton, died Aug. 20, 2012, at her residence. She was a retired cafeteria manager at Dayton High School and a volunteer at Christ Hospital for 10 years. Her husband, Harold Vincent Lovelace; a grandchild; and a sister, Donna Daniels, died previously. Survivors include her son, Vince Lovelace of Demossville; daughters, Christie Cadle of Dayton, Debbie Arlinghaus of Fort Mitchell and Gina Wrobleski of Dayton; sister, Clara Murray of Fort Thomas; 19 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Memorials: Hospice of the

a great-grandchild. Burial was in St. Stephen Cemetery in Fort Thomas. Memorials: United Cerebral Palsy in honor of Peggy Nicolletta, 3601 Victory Parkway, Cincinnati, OH 45229 or

Dorothy Roberts Dorothy Mae Roberts, 93, of Alexandria, died Aug. 21, 2012, at St. Elizabeth Fort Thomas. She was a homemaker. Her daughter, Norma Herald, died previously. Survivors include her sons, Marvin and Utah McIntosh, both of Celina, Ohio; sister, Jessie Cochran of Lexington; five grandchildren; and six greatgrandchildren. Interment was at Evergreen Cemetery in Southgate. Memorials: American Cancer Society.

Donald Ruehl Donald S. Ruehl, 79, of Independence, died Aug. 16, 2012, at his residence. He was a retired clerk for the US Post Office and Northern Kentucky University, a member of the Squires Auto Club and Masonic Lodge No. 808, a car show participant of the Cavalcade of Customs, former Boy Scout leader, Volunteer Fireman for Fort Thomas Fire Department and enjoyed trains. A son, Kevin Ruehl and brother, Richard Ruehl, died previously. Survivors include his wife, Edna Ruehl of Independence; daughters, Monica Seibert of Newport, and Cathy Ruehl and Denise Ruehl, both of Cold Spring; sons, Greg Ruehl of Burlington, Andrew Ruehl of Cold Spring, Danny Smith of Independence, Bobby Smith of Manchester, Ky.; sister, Doris

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Pursuant to KRS 132.027, the City of Bellevue will hold its public hearing on the 12th day of September 2012 at 6:45 p.m. The meeting will be held at 322 Van Voast Ave., (the Callahan Community Center.) for the purpose of hearing comments from the public regarding the institution of proposed tax rates for the 2012-2013 Fiscal Year. As required by law, Tax Rate (Per $100.00 of Assessed Value)


Preceding Year’s Rate & Revenue Generated

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Tax Rate Proposed & Revenue Expected

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_____$969,758._______ $ 86,113.

Compensating Rate & Revenue Expected

____.263 (Real)_______ .276 (Personal)

_____$934,236._______ $82,679.

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The City of Bellevue proposes to exceed the compensating tax rate by levying a real property tax rate of .273 (per $100.00 of assessed value) and a personal property tax rate of .287 (per $100.00 of assessed value). The excess revenue generated will be utilized for the following purposes: General Fund for governmental purposes THE KENTUCKY GENERAL ASSEMBLY HAS REQUIRED PUBLICATION OF THIS ADVERTISEMENT AND THE INFORMATION CONTAINED HEREIN. Edward Riehl, Mayor City of Bellevue Publication dates:

August 30, 2012

September 6, 2012


CENTRAL CAMPBELL FIRE DISTRICT DISTRICT BOARD MEMBERSHIP DESIGNATED 3RD THURSDAY OF MONTH @ 7:00 P.M. MEETING DATE, 4113 ALEXANDRIA PIKE, COLD SPRING TIME & PLACE President/Chair: Member: Clarence Martin Al Garnick 5693 Weaver Lane 75 Stoneyridge Cold Spring, KY 41076 Cold Spring, KY 41076 Term Expires 6/30/2014 Term Expires 6/30/2015 First Full Term, First Full Term, Vice President: Chuck Pettit 23 Robinson Road Highland Heights, KY 41076 Term Expires 6/30/2013 Third or more Full Term, Secretary: Mike Rust 450 Ruschman Drive Cold Spring, Ky. 41076 Term Expires 6/30/2015 First Full Term, Treasurer: Joe Krebs 302 Main Avenue Highland Heights, KY 41076 Term Expires 6/30/2014 First Full Term,

Barley of Crestview Hills; 18 grandchildren; and six greatgrandchildren. Memorials: Kenton County Animal Shelter, 303 Court Street, Covington, KY 41011.

Hattie Shearer Hattie Shearer, 93, of Cold Spring, died Aug. 20, 2012, at St Elizabeth Fort Thomas. She was a homemaker and a member of the Cold Spring Church of God. Her husband, Herbert L Shearer; two sons Gary Shearer and Willie Shearer; brothers, Dexter and Dempsey Brandenburg; and a sister, Sarah Couch, died previously. Survivors include her son, James A. Shearer of Alexandria; daughters, Wilma Johnson and Judy Bauerle, both of Cold Spring; sister, Emaline Bailey of Kings Mill, Ohio; 13 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; and seven great-greatgrandchildren. Burial was at Oakland Cemetery in Grants Lick Ky.

Richard Staley Richard P. Staley, 83, of Fort Thomas, died Aug. 20, 2012, at St. Elizabeth Fort Thomas. He was a line foreman with Cincinnati Bell, enjoyed square dancing and camping, and was a member of the Pioneer’s Club. Survivors include his wife, Marge Wilbers Staley of Fort Thomas; daughters, Susan Seta and Nisi Staley, both of Fort Thomas; sons, Philip Staley of Lincoln, Del., and Greg Staley of California; eight grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Burial was in St. Stephen Cemetery in Fort Thomas. Memorials: St. Therese Parish, 11 Temple Place, Southgate, KY 41071.

Michael Sucher Michael C. "Zuke" Sucher, 62, of Dayton, died Aug. 21, 2012, at his residence. He was a graduate of Dayton High School, played basketball for Eastern Kentucky University for two years and Sullivan Business College. He studied to be an electrician at Cincinnati State College. He was an electrician for I.B.E.W. Local No. 212, member of the Bellevue Vets, and enjoyed bowling, fishing and working with gems. Survivors include his wife,

Sandy Sucher of Dayton; son, Michael Sucher of Lansing, Mich.; daughter, Angie Olliges of Oklahoma City, Okla.; mother, Meredith King; stepmother, Carmen Sucher; brothers, Cliff and Kevin Sucher; sister, Joan Sucher; and two grandchildren. Memorials: Hospice of the Bluegrass, 7388 Turfway Road, Florence, KY 41042.

Obituary: Waldie Tarlton Waldie Miniard Tarlton, 82 of Latonia, formerly of Harlan, died Aug. 20, 2012, at St. Elizabeth Fort Thomas. She was a homemaker, Pentecostal, and enjoyed cooking and growing roses. A son, Garrett Tarlton and brother, Walter Miniard; died previously. Survivors include her husband, Earl Tarlton of Latonia; son, Michael Tarlton of Alexandria; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

June Turner June S. Turner, 79, of Newport, died Aug. 17, 2012, at St. Elizabeth Florence. She was a homemaker. Survivors include her husband, Charles Turner; sons, Greg and Jeff Turner; daughter, Sherri Kelly; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Burial was at Evergreen Cemetery.

Bernette Yeager Bernette “Toots” Yeager, 86, of Newport, died Aug. 21, 2012, at St. Elizabeth Fort Thomas. She was a homemaker and a member of Holy Spirit Parish in Newport. Her husband, George Yeager; brothers, William and Robert Bertke; and a grandchild, died previously. Survivors include her sons, Mark Yeager of Sanford, Fla., Tom Yeager of Newport and Jeff Yeager of Batavia, Ohio; sister, Jean Schumacher of Charleston, W. Va.; 11 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Burial was at St. Stephen Cemetery in Fort Thomas. Memorials: Holy Spirit Parish, 825 Washington Ave., Newport, KY 41071 or St. Elizabeth Hospice, 483 South Loop Road, Edgewood.

CITY OF CRESTVIEW TAXPAYER’S NOTICE The 2012 City of Crestview tax bills are now due. If you did not receive your tax bill, please contact the City Clerk’s Office. Mortgage company requests have been honored. When paying your tax bill by mail, please include the remittance copy and put the tax bill number on your check. If you wish a paid receipt, please enclose a self-addressed stamped envelope. Base Amount: 10% Penalty: 12% Interest per Annum

On or before November 1, 2012 After November 1, 2012 November 1, 2012

IMPORTANT NOTICE: The City Clerk’s Office is open by appointment. Call 859-4414110 to schedule a date and time. Pay by mail, post-mark must be no later than November 1st. 1001723285 LEGAL NOTICE TRANSIT AUTHORITY OF NORTHERN KENTUCKY (T.A.N.K.) As required by KRS 65.070(c), the names and addresses of the members of the T.A.N.K. governing body and its chief executive officer are as follows: 1. Chief Executive Officer : Andrew C. Aiello, General Manager 3375 Madison Pike Fort Wright, Kentucky 41017 Telephone Number-(859) 814-2143 2. Board Members: Bryan Carlisle 10751 Omaha Trace Union, Kentucky 41091

Member: Gene McCord 52 Robinson Road Highland Heights, KY 41076 Term Expires 6/30/2013 First Full Term, Member: Rob Kloeker 2128 Alexandria Pike Highland Heights, Ky. 41076 Term Expires 6/30/2016 First Full Term,


Phil Ciafardini 37 Brigadier Court Wilder, Kentucky 41076

Jean Miller Steve A. McCoy 9266 Tranquility Drive 2491 Legends Way Crestview Hills, Kentucky 41017 Florence, Kentucky 41042 Bill Voelker 10028 Timbercreek Court California, Kentucky 41007

Brian Ellerman 560 East Fourth Street Newport, Kentucky 41071

Timothy Donoghue 8671 Valley Circle Drive Florence, Kentucky 41042

Ed Kuehne 5303 Old Taylor Mill Road Taylor Mill, Kentucky 41015

Dave Sogar 3261 New Orleans Court Edgewood, Kentucky 41017 In accordance with Chapters 65 and 424 of the Kentucky Revised Statutes, Transit Authority of Northern Kentucky financial records may be examined by the general public at the TANK general office, 3375 Madison Pike, Fort Wright, Kentucky, during normal business hours when said office is open. /ss/David L. Anneken Secretary-Treasurer Transit Authority of Northern Kentucky




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